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Urgent: Cholera kills over 300 in The Ogaden

The Ogaden region is currently experiencing one of the severest droughts alongside neighbouring Somalia and other surrounding countries. But due to the Ethiopian Government’s complete restriction of international media and NGOs, there is no...

 

ONLF and UNPO Condemn Gruesome Massacre of Civilians by Ethiopian Army in Ogaden Village

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) June 8, 2016 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), in a press release, has condemned in the strongest terms a massacre perpetrated by the Ethiopian army against civilians in a village...

 
 

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XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency Convened in Stockholm

 On 28-29 April 2016, the city of Stockholm hosted the XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency, as well as a series of high-level activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the organization. Gathered at the ABF, Sweden’s iconic institution...

 

On Ethiopia’s Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leader

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 29, 2016   The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file...

 
 
 

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Handbooks for Engagement with the UN System and the AU HRC

UN Civil Society Hand  Book ( OHCHR) About the Handbook Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights. A Handbook […]

 
 

OPRO takes part in The 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII)

The 16th Session of the Permanent Forum on indigenous issues began on 24th April and is set to finish on 5th May 2017 held at the UN Headquarters in New York. This year’s special theme is: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures […]

 
 

Ogaden Youth and Student Union Support Victims of Ogaden Famine

Ogaden Youth and Student Union (OYSU) branches across the globe have been active in fundraising for the victims of one of the worsts drought on record in East Africa. In the Ogaden region in particular, the situation is indeed dire. The outbreak of Cholera has already claimed the lives of […]

 
 

Love, Africa: a memoir of Romance, War and Survival by Reporter Jeffrey Gettleman

By Garasho Tolmoon April 14, 2017     Jeffrey Gettleman has a written a book about his personal journey and experience of his encounter with suffering people in Africa. The Book will be launched in May and can be bought at Amazon.com; Barnes&Nobble, Indie Bound, and iBook. For more details […]

 
 

Urgent: Cholera kills over 300 in The Ogaden

The Ogaden region is currently experiencing one of the severest droughts alongside neighbouring Somalia and other surrounding countries. But due to the Ethiopian Government’s complete restriction of international media and NGOs, there is no telling just how severe the situation in the region really is nor the number of deaths […]

 
 

The Second Social Justice Forum

   

 
 

Corruption, Violence and Terror: Is the end of the TPLF in sight?

Commentators have referred to the recent uprisings in Ethiopia as an ‘upheaval’, but what this term implies, is that the violence and disruptions we have been witnessing in the country are somewhat sudden; something which is far removed from reality. What commentary has generally seemed to side-line is the reality […]

 
 

Press Briefing Notes on Ethiopia and Guatemala, October 2016

  Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville Location: Geneva Date: 7 October 2016 Subject: (1) Ethiopia & (2) Guatemala (1) Ethiopia There has been increasing unrest in several towns in the Oromia region, south east of Addis Ababa, since last Sunday when many people died […]

 
 

Ethiopia mourns – but mourns what, exactly? | Daily Maverick

  Simmon Allison The Daily Maverick , 4 October, 2016 The official death toll from the Bishoftu disaster stands at 52. This is an extraordinary number. Even taken at face value, this makes the deadly stampede one of modern Ethiopia’s bloodiest episodes. But we can’t take anything at face value. […]

 
 

Open Letter to Oppressed Ethiopians

The only thing I have to tell you now is that, no threats, no amount of terror and killings justify the support our western governments give to those you rightfully call “bandas” and thugs. They prosper on international aid when oppressing their people.

 
 

The Implications of the Current Upheaval in Ethiopia

August 12, 2016 Editorial Long-drawn Civil War and Massive Exodus of Refugees Massive refugee exodus from Ethiopia is imminent. The recent protests that rocked Ethiopia, from North to South, including the Capital, spear-headed by the Oromo people and followed  by the Amhara is reflecting the festering rebellion all over Ethiopia. […]

 
 
 
 

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