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Horn of Africa This Week

Read more ...TEDx Mogadishu

Mogadishu hosted its second TEDx event on Aug. 31, featuring 15 prominent speakers from the Somali Diaspora as well as from within the country.

Horn of Africa This Week

Read more ...Oromo activist dies in prison

The death of Oromo activist Tesfahun Chemeda in prison earlier this week underscores the appaling state of human rights and abuse of political prisoners in donor darling Ethiopia, activists said.

Aayyoo Makka remembers the battle of Dhombir

Read more ...by Abdullatif Dire

(OPride) – “It was a grievous experience,” said Makka Bariso somberly recounting her unspeakable ordeals under successive Ethiopian rulers starting with emperor Haile Selassie.

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

tesfahunchemedaby 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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