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Coronavirus: Global Response Urgently Needed

There have been warnings for several years that world leaders would find it hard to manage a new global crisis in today’s more confrontational, protectionist and nativist political environment. By leading global experts from Chatham House, UK An infectious disease outbreak has long been a top national security risk in …

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Good Progress on Community Land Matters

By Team Whispers  The history of land governance in Kenya has been one of official policy trying to subdue customary and communal ownership of land at the expense of private ownership. Despite this official policy, communities continued to manage land according to their traditional rules. This was until 2010 when …

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Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed The new pan-Ethiopian party created to replace the EPRDF coalition risks bringing the country to the edge of an abyss. By Awol K Allo Last month, three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), voted …

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ON THE BRINK OF PRECIPICE || PM ABIY’s SELECTIVE JUSTICE AGAINST THE OROMO NATION

By Salad Malicha The recent escalation of hostilities between the Ethiopian army and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) army is a dangerous development that could sink the promise of a democracy for the whole of Ethiopia to the brinks. This reckless adventure on the part of the much acclaimed reformist Prime Minister Abiy …

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THE GREAT SACRIFICE BY BORANA IN THE OROMO LIBERATION STRUGGLE

By Salad Malicha The political emancipation of Oromo and the ignominious defeat of Tigrey/TPLF(Tigrey Patriotic Liberation Front) and their affiliates in Ethiopia is a culmination of many years struggle and sacrifice. Tens of thousands paid the ultimate sacrifice while many others were arrested, maimed or displaced throughout Oromiya. All Oromo …

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