Friday , 29 July 2016

A Look Inside Ethiopia’s Falash Mura Community

Falash Mura is the name given to the community of Ethiopians who practice the Jewish faith and claim the right to live in Israel. Every year, the city of Gondar hosts what is billed as the largest Passover celebration in the world. The Falash Mura community bakes and sews for days, preparing for the Jewish holiday. While thousands of other ... Read More »

New Book to Learn Ethiopian Geez Language – Ge’ez Baqallalu: Kanamuna Dersatochu Gara (Amharic Edition)

Ge‘ez Baqallalu. Kanamuna Dersatochu Gara, which translates as “[Learning] Ge‘ez in a Simplified Way, with Samples of its Literature,“ is a textbook for the study and instruction of Ge‘ez by and to students of all ages and proficiency levels. Ge‘ez is the ancient written language of Ethiopia and is the language that was used by both state and church from ... Read More »

Dispatches: Ethiopia’s Opposition Leaders on Hunger Strike

Felix Horne Researcher, Horn of Africa It has been nine days since prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Bekele Gerba and several other senior members of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) went on a hunger strike to protest their treatment in detention. Bekele, who is the deputy chairman of the OFC, and his colleagues are currently being held in Kilinto prison near ... Read More »

Sudanese security seizes print runs of two newspapers

July 27, 2016 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Wednesday has confiscated copies of Al-Saiha and Al-Taghyeer daily newspapers from the printing house without stating any reasons. A Sudanese man reads a newspaper as he waits to pay at a kiosk in the capital Khartoum (AFP) Chief-Editor of Al-Saiha newspaper Al-Nour Ahmed Al-Nour said NISS agents ... Read More »

Former army chief calls for peaceful transition in Ethiopia

ESAT News (July 26, 2016) The former chief of staff of the Ethiopian armed forces Let. General Tsadkan Gebre Tinsay, who warned that the status quo in Ethiopia could lead to total chaos called for a smooth and peaceful transition to a democratic government. The general who wrote a lengthy article analyzing the state of affairs in the present Ethiopia ... Read More »

US’ JTF-PO closing in Ethiopia

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks621st Contingency Response Wing Public Affairs July 26, 2016 — Two years ago, when Air Force Airman 1st Class Dylan Wisuri joined the Air Force, he never imagined that he would be waking up surrounded by a rain forest preparing to close down a joint task force port opening. Airman 1st Class Dylan Wisuri, ... Read More »

South Sudan: Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as deputy leader

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has removed Riek Machar as first vice president, two weeks after the rival leaders’ forces clashed in the capital. Mr Machar has not been seen since the clashes, which left 300 people dead and threatened to revive a civil war that has killed tens of thousands. Mr Machar was replaced by Taban Deng Gai, a ... Read More »