* * * The Oromo countrymen, a cook, a cab driver and a teacher, pull off chunks of injera, Ethiopia’s crepelike flatbread, and use it to sop up a traditional lunch of goat and vegetables, washing it down with the customary glass of milk.
The rally echoed a series of peaceful demonstrations that have spread throughout Ethiopia’s Oromia region.As the protests escalate, so too does the government’s use of excessive force to crush the dissent.According to Human Rights Watch around 75 protesters have been killed by Ethiopian security forces since mid-November. Meanwhile, the government reports a starkly contrasting five deaths.Click through on the PDF below to see a full copy of the Job description. w=300" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-13089" src="https://oromianeconomist.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/odaa2.jpg? w=460" alt="Odaa Oromoo" srcset="https://oromianeconomist.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/odaa2300w, https://oromianeconomist.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/odaa2.jpg? w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / The BBC World Service will launch 11 new language services as part of its biggest expansion “since the 1940s”, the corporation has announced.The first stage of the interview process will be at the end of January Odaa Oromoo " data-medium-file="https://oromianeconomist.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/odaa2.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://oromianeconomist.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/odaa2.jpg? The expansion is a result of the funding boost announced by the UK government last year.On a windy Saturday afternoon at a small Petworth cafe, Taha Tuko orders a round of celebratory macchiatos for three of his countrymen and tells them their 38-year armed struggle for secession from Ethiopia is over — fighters back in Africa have laid down their arms.The dream of an independent Oromia long cherished by Tuko and other Oromo Ethiopians might never be realized. Both back home and here in Washington.” Washington is home to an estimated 100,000 Ethiopian immigrants — the largest concentration in the United States — including ethnic Oromos such as Tuko, from central and southern Ethiopia, as well as a half-dozen other ethnic groups, such as the Amharas from the eastern and central highlands and the Tigrayans from the northern highlands.You will have sharp editing skills and the ability to respond to breaking news.This is an exciting opportunity to lead the digital video effort producing content that works for all digital platforms.Labelled as terrorists and extremists by the government, the diaspora are reaching to the international audience for support.In Israel, Oromo asylum seekers marched upon the Ethiopian Embassy, asking the compelling question: “UN - where are you?They accuse you of whatever to force you to submit. “The first time I was in jail was in 1996 – I don’t even know what charges were held against me, I was so young. “There were student protests demanding freedom of speech and release of political prisoners. I was finally released, with no charges against me.“Despite graduating with top grades, I was banned from working at schools.Grainy Oromo music videos play on a beat-up television — flashing images of Oromia’s lush barley- and coffee-growing regions — as each of Tuko’s guests share harrowing stories about friends and relatives hauled off to jail in the middle of dinner or found dead after being assaulted.