Few among the African Heads of State knew before hand what awaited them upon landing in Finfinne/Addis Ababa for the 19th African Union summit; none would have guessed the venue for their meeting will be a city on the edge.
Oromiya’s Return: The Journey of Lost and Found, a 30-minute play by Jerrie Steele based on a book “Once Upon a Time in Oromiya (Sheeko Sheeko): An East African Traditional Folktale” written by by Lina Abdulaya and her family, with illustrations by Janet Curiel, will be remounted next month, the organizers said.
July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Hundreds of people were injured and arrested when Ethiopian police clashed with Muslims in the capital, Addis Ababa, where African leaders are gathering for a summit, and one person may have died, an Islamic committee said.
New York, NY– Ethiopia is gripped by two developments, one expected and the other unexpected. Notwithstanding the severity, the sentencing of Eskinder Nega, the recepient of Pen America's 2012 Freedom to Write Award, was widely expected. By so doing, the Ethiopian judiciary, long criticized for its lack of independence, has unmistakenly equated writing critical of the government not only to treason but to "terrorism."
Opposition dominated Ethiopian blogs and Twitter-verse are busy with rumors of Ethiopian prime minister's death. It all started when a ghostly pale and frail looking Zenawi appeared at G20 in Mexico last month. He has since been visibly absent from the spotlight. Officials deny his illness.
Each year on July 4, Oromos in Minnesota gather in Minneapolis to celebrate America’s Independence Day. It is a tradition that started over a decade ago. This year, despite warnings to stay out of the record breaking heat, Oromos came out by the hundreds and did what they do every year on this date. New and old faces reunite at Riverside Park every year.