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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.

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.

Horn of Africa This Week

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.


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