(OPride) – Why do people still come to America?
Even with a broken immigration system and a sluggish economy, the United States still holds promise of a better life for immigrants from around the world. Each year, thousands make the often-treacherous journey sometimes by sea and then across land to reach America’s shores. Upon arrival, many take menial jobs, laying as low as possible to avoid being detected by immigration authorities and yanked away for deportation.
(OPride) – UNHCR is planning to temporarily relocate Oromo refugees to a safer neighborhood within Cairo from their current residences, activists said. Oromo refugees in Egypt have been camping outside the UNHCR regional office for over two weeks demanding physical protection amid anti-Ethiopia backlash over the Nile dam stalemate.
(OPride) – Our roundup of the biggest headlines from and about the Horn of Africa region for the week ending 6/21. Mebrat Tekle curated this weekly edition of horn news roundup with additional editing from Arijeta Lajka.
(OPride) – The unrestricted flow of foreign aid to Ethiopia amid rampant human rights violations and restrictive political environment threatens the Horn of Africa country’s continued existence, opposition officials said on Thursday.
(OPride) – The International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) is holding a one day youth summit in Minneapolis, Minn. on Jun. 29. This year’s gathering is dedicated to promoting discussion about the status of Oromo youth in the diaspora and the future of IOYA.
by Asfaw Beyene, Ph.D.
This is a continuation of my previous commentary entitled “Reflections on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam”, dated 14 June 2013. Here, I will try to address the issues of size and capacity of the dam, which were missing from my previous article. Thank you all who brought this issue to my attention, Dr. SK in particular.
(OPride) – Egyptian officials on Tuesday denied receiving discrimination complaints as Oromo refugees in Cairo protested for the 10th straight day. The protesters say they are facing increasing backlash from Egyptians angry over Ethiopia’s controversial dam on the Nile.