Daily Archives: October 12, 2016

Declaring ‘State of Emergency’ will Only Facilitate the Demise of the Minority TPLF Regime in Ethiopia

Statement of the Central Leadership of Oromian Youth Movement (a.k.a. Qeerroo Bilisummaa)

(A4O, 12 October 2016) Our freedom depends on the totality of the contributions we all make for the struggle.

The end of the existence the TPLF in Finfinne (Addis Ababa) is not far. Qeerroo Bilisummaa would like to affirm that it will intensify the struggle until our people gain their freedom.

Source: Declaring ‘State of Emergency’ will Only Facilitate the Demise of the Minority TPLF Regime in Ethiopia

Step Down | Qilinto Prison Fire

(Advocacy4Oromia, 12 October 2016)- A solidarity campaign calling on the Ethiopian Government to step down in light of the second wave of protests that began in November 2015, now a movement that has engulfed most of Ethiopia.

The Oromo people have been leading this call for national reform and as a result, have been met by unimaginable state sanctioned violence. In joining the movement, Amhara regions and Southern Nations have also been subject to extreme violence by Ethiopian security forces. Now a full blown revolution that will only end when the Ethiopian Government is no longer in power, we stand with the people in their call to make this a reality.

The Ethiopian government needs to #StepDown. We will release one video a week for four weeks, each video telling a specific story from the revolution, each story giving you clear insight into why it is time for the Ethiopian Government to #StepDown. Week one, we bring you the story of the Qilinto Prison massacre.

Inside Story – What’s fuelling protests in Ethiopia?

(Advocacy4Oromia, 12 October 2016)-It’s been hailed as an oasis of political stability and a model of growth in Africa. But for the past year, Ethiopia has been in the news not because of its economic successes, but because of insecurity on its streets.

Ethiopians – mostly from the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups – are angry about what they describe as decades of marginalisation.They’re also upset about government plans to build factories on land they consider their own. The protests have frequently grown violent, and police are accused of responding with unnecessary force.Activists say at least 450 people have been killed.

For the first time in 25 years, ruling party leaders have declared a six month state of emergency.It gives the government power to ban protests – and troops can be deployed to maintain calm.So what now for Ethiopian unity?

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests:Getachew Reda: Ethiopian communication minister

Awol Allo: Fellow at the London School of Economics

Nagessa Oddo: Chairman of Oromo People’s Congress.

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