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

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(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.

Ethiopia: widespread arrests reported after Eid protests

Read more ...(OPride) – Hundreds of Muslims were arrested, beaten, and tear-gassed on Thursday following nationwide Eid-al-Fitr protests in Ethiopia, Muslim rights activists said.

A lonely Eid for one Borana woman in Chicago

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(OPride) – “I am a Muslim,” began Halima Qancaro, a distressed Borana woman now in her 70s, two days after she spent the Eid-ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan holed up, alone, at a nursing home in uptown Chicago.

Horn of Africa This Week

Read more ...Ethiopia on findings of the UN Monitoring group

Dina Mufti, a spokesperson for Ethiopia’s foreign minister, addressed the latest report of the UN Monitoring group on Eritrea and Somalia underscoring Eritrea’s key role in undermining Somalia’s security.


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