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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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

OGADEN: Ethiopia’s Hidden Shame

A short documentary by Graham Peebles, an independent Journalist who visited the Refugee camps in Kenya and interviewed victims  of Ethiopian government human rights violations in Ogaden. He documents the Hidden Shame behind Ethiopian iron curtain in Ogaden Mr. Graham Peebles is director of the Create Trust. He can be reached at: graham@thecreatetrust.org. […]

 
 

UNPO Announces UNHRC Side-Event – Business and Human Rights in Ethiopia: Double-Digit Growth at what Cost?

On the occasion of the 32nd Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the Ogaden People’s Rights Organization (OPRO) and the Nonviolent Radical Party (NRP), will be organizing a side-event entitled ‘Business and Human Rights in Ethiopia: Double-Digit Growth at What Cost?’.

 
 

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 in the Ogaden region, and called on the international community to likewise condemn […]

 
 
 
 
 

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