We, the Afar people, are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Sultan Hanfare Alimirah. He died on September 20, 2020 in Addis Ababa after battling a brief illness. His passing came at a time where the Afar people are faced with an uncertain future.
Afar Forum is pleased to announce that the biennial conference will take place on October 24 - 25, 2020. The conference will be held online as a video conference using the Zoom software. The conference will be broadcasted live on Facebook.
The Afars in Dankalia Under Existential Threat Ever since the secession of Eritrea from Ethiopia, the Afar people who are the indigenous inhabitant of Dankalia have been subjugated to marginalization, persecution and ethnic cleansing by the Eritrean government.
Afar Forum strongly condemns the politically motivated assassination of the famous Oromo singer Hachalu Hundesa on June 29, 2020. Our deepest sadness and heartfelt condolences go to his families and followers.