WALABSII.COM is an independent online media outlet serving the Horn of African region and its Diaspora. 


 WALABSII.COM is also a source of vast information about the Horn of Africa's largest nation, Oromo. The Oromo nation constitutes close to 50% of the peoples in Ethiopia.


  WALABSII.COM's writers and contributors, in conjunction with the web publishing team, deliver timely and essential information about the Horn of African region, in general, and the Oromo people and Oromia, in particular.

      News Guidelines and Editorial Policy

In order to promote discussion of issues regarding the Horn of African region,

Walabsii.com publishes news stories and articles on a regular basis.

  1. For its news stories, Walabsii.com will use at least two independent sources, willing to be quoted on the record as needed; due to the volatile nature of current affairs, no news story will be published if the sources are unwilling to be quoted on the record.Walabsii.com accepts articles on any topic as far as they pertain to the Horn of African region and its Diaspora.

  2. Walabsii.com welcomes all articles dealing with constructive criticisms; however, Walabsii.com does not publish articles that contain personal attacks, and/or derogatory remarks against an individual or a group of people in the opposite point of view.

  3. All submitted articles will be reviewed for quality of content, quality of writing and objectivity - among other factors. The Walabsii.com team will make some necessary technical (such as spelling, but never the content) edits to fit standards.

  4. Statements from political organizations are not considered articles. Such statements will not be posted on Walabsii.com unless to report on them in the News and Analysis section - with appropriate quotes and external links to full contents.

  5. Advice: Keep in mind that short and to-the-point articles are highly admired by readers - and drive the message home effectively. Many times, long articles lack coherence - avoid them.

  6. Two important facts:     1. Submission of an article does not necessarily guarantee publication.     2. Publication of an article does NOT mean the opinions discussed in the article are endorsed by Walabsii.com.

  7. Contributors are encouraged to submit their articles through the Contact page. To contribute pictures, use this page on flickr.com (or Walabsii2016@gmail.com).

  8. Comments to published posts: Walabsii.com moderates comments submitted in response to published posts; comments that do not meet the aforementioned guidelines will not be published.

  9. We (Walabsii.com) reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time.

          Last Updated on Jun 14, 2016