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Oromo activist, Tesfahun Chemeda, dies in prison while serving life sentence

Read more...by Mohammed Ademo

(OPride) – Engineer Tesfahun Chemeda, a fierce Oromo rights advocate and former UNHCR recognized refugee, died yesterday of an undisclosed cause at Kaliti prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. Chemeda, 37, was serving a life sentence under concocted charges of plotting to overthrow the government.

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Read more...Doctors Without Borders withdraws from Somalia

The International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced in a short video statement last week it would close all programs and pull out of Somalia after 22 years starting this month, citing series of threats and extreme attacks targeting its staff.

Minneapolis College the first to offer Afaan Oromo in the U.S.

Read more...by Arijeta Lajka

(OPride) – The Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) will be the first college in the U.S. to offer an Afaan Oromo course this September, the instructor said.

Oromo journalist, Lalise Wodajo, reunited with family after 8 years

Read more...by Sinke Wesho

(OPride) – Jiitu Wakjira was only five years old when Ethiopian security forces took away her father, Dhabasa Wakjira, from their home in April 2004. Jiitu understood very little at the time, but remembers missing her father, whom she visited at Ethiopia's notorious Kaliti prison every weekend – for nearly three years.


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