Daily Archives: March 13, 2016

World overlooks Ethiopia drought crisis that is leaving millions hungry

Sitting in the blistering sun as she cradles her 2-month-old baby, Genet Tamisat is one of hundreds of mothers waiting to have their children checked for malnutrition, as Ethiopia faces its worst drought in decades. “I have nothing to eat at home. I can’t even buy maize by myself,” said Tamisat, who also has a

What do Oromo protests mean for Ethiopian unity?

The latest round of bloody protests over Oromo rights had a tragically surreal beginning. A bus filled with a wedding party taking the bride to the groom’s home was stopped at a routine checkpoint on 12 February near the southern Ethiopian town of Shashamane. Local police told revellers to turn off the nationalistic Oromo music

Oromo community rallies in Calgary to protest police crackdowns in Oromia region

About 100 people rallied in front of Calgary MP Kent Hehr’s office Friday morning to protest police crackdowns in Ethiopia over plans to requisition farmland in the African country. It was to support dozens of university students who protested in Ethiopia’s capital on Tuesday, demanding an end to police crackdowns that followed months of demonstrations over plans