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When Truth Revailed: Crimes Committed by Ethiopian Government Against the Oromo People

Posted 10/30/2014

                                   BBC interviewing torture survivor and Dr Awol K on Amnesty report 

Thousands of Ethiopians tortured by brutal government security forces... while Britain hands over almost £1 BILLION in aid money

Posted 10/30/2014

Source: Daily Mail, 29-102014

  • Amnesty International says 5,000 people tortured, raped and 'disappeared'
  • Over the last three years the UK Government has given Ethiopia £1 billion
  • It pocketed £261.5 million in 2012 and £284.4 million in 2013

Akka sabaatti ijaaramne, Oromummaa fi Oromoo duwwaa abdannee. Gooboo garee fi maqaa qabsoon daldaaltuu hundeen diiguu qabna!

Posted 10/29/2014

Camadaa Hundeetiin, 29-10-2014

Kutaa tokkoffaa

Sadarkaan guddinni qabsoo Oromoo irra gahee jiru, yeroo gandaan, gareen, amantaa fi sammuu alagaan yaadan irra ce’ee jira. ilmaan Oromoo bahaa-dhiha, kaabaa-kibba dhimmi isaan walitti hidhee jiru oromummaa fi oromiyaa dha. waanta hunda dursuu kan qabu, dhaabbileen maqaa oromoon ijaaraman, fayidaa nama dhuunfaa fi garee keessaa bilisa ta’anii waanta akka sagantaatti baafatanii jiran gara hojiitti jijjiruun dirqama yeroo ti. Maqaa qabsoo oromoon dhaabbilee ijaaramanii jiran yoo ilaalle, bifa barruun sagantaan isaan waraqaa irraa qaban, Oromoo abbaa biyyaa gochuu fi bilisummaa sabaa dhugoomsuuf akka ta’e, barruu irraa ni dubbifama. Hoogganootii fi miseensi dhaabbilee siyaasa garuu, waanta akka sagantaa siyaasaa irratti maxxanfatanii fi baafatan hojiitti hiikamaa akk hin jirre tolchanii beeku. Waanti akka sagantaatti wixinatanii jiranii fi waanti hojiin muldhisaa jiran faallaa sagantaa isaanii ti.

Oromoo ta’ee qabsoon keenya maaliif dadhabe kan hin jenne jira hin se’u. falaa fi malas namni hin akeekne hin jiru. Hoogganootiin qabsoo Oromoo hoogganaa jiran, midiyaa fi waltajjii ummataa gara garaa irratti yoo dhihaatan, waadan isaan galanii ummatatti lalaban yoo jiraate, qabsoo sabaa jabeessuuf hunda dura oromummaa fi tokkummaa mooraa qabsoo oromoof akka hojatan dhaammatu. Qabatamaatti garuu faallaa kanaatu muldhata. Rakkoon kun amma iyyuu hin dhaabbanne. Rakkoon kun ummata Oromoo ykn miseensa dhaabbilee siyaasa Oromoo bira hin jiru. Rakkoon amtuu fi ijoon kan jirtu hooggantoota dhaabbilee siyaasaa bira jira. kanaaf hooggantootiin dhaabbilee siyaasaa rakkoo amma harkaa nuqabdu kana hiikkachuuf of irratti murteessuu qabu. dubbii dandahuudhaan, waliin dhahuudhaan, fakkeessuudhaan, natu caalaadhaan, maqaa hin taane waliif kennuudhaan……. Kana booda ummta Oromoo joonjessuu fi ofiifis joonja’anii mooraa alagaa yeroo itti jabeessan dhaabbachuun dirqama ta’a. ammas tarii maqaa qabsoo oromoon daldaaluuf gareen ykn murni amma iyyuu abjootu jiraachuu mala. Kun dhaloota ammaa biratti fudhatama hin qabu. gabaa galtu dhaquu taati.

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Ethiopia ‘ruthlessly targeting’ and torturing Oromo people, says Amnesty

Posted 10/28/2014

Source: Agence France-Presse in Addis Ababa; via The Guardian, Tuesday 28 October 2014 

Damning report says thousands of people from country’s largest ethnic group are subjected to abuse including rape and killings.

Oromo protests

Oromo demonstrators protest in London earlier this year following the killing of student protesters in Oromia state by Ethiopian security forces. Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis

Ethiopia has “ruthlessly targeted” and tortured its largest ethnic group owing to a perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International has said.

Thousands of people from the Oromo ethnic group have been “regularly subjected to arbitrary arrest, prolonged detention without charge, enforced disappearance, repeated torture and unlawful state killings,” according to a damning report based on more than 200 testimonies. “Dozens of actual or suspected dissenters have been killed.”

At least 5,000 Oromos have been arrested since 2011 often for the “most tenuous of reasons”, for their opposition – real or simply assumed – to the government, the report added.

Many are accused of supporting the rebel Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

Former detainees who have fled the country and were interviewed by Amnesty in neighbouring Kenya, Somaliland and Uganda described torture “including beatings, electric shocks, mock execution, burning with heated metal or molten plastic and rape, including gang-rape”, the report added.

One young girl said hot coals had been dropped on her stomach because her father was suspected of supporting the OLF, while a teacher described how he was stabbed in the eye with a bayonet after he refused to teach “propaganda about the ruling party” to students.

There was no immediate response from the government, which has previously dismissed such reports and denied any accusation of torture or arbitrary arrests.

“The Ethiopian government’s relentless crackdown on real or imagined dissent among the Oromo is sweeping in its scale and often shocking in its brutality,” the Amnesty researcher Claire Beston said.

“This is apparently intended to warn, control or silence all signs of ‘political disobedience’ in the region,” she added, describing how those she interviewed bore the signs of torture, including scars and burns, as well as missing fingers, ears and teeth.

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Posted 10/28/2014

Source; Amnesty International, 28-10-2014

Ethiopia: ‘Because I am Oromo’: Sweeping repression in the Oromia region of Ethiopia

Between 2011 and 2014, at least 5000 Oromos have been arrested based on their actual or suspected peaceful opposition to the government. These include thousands of peaceful protestors and hundreds of opposition political party members. The government anticipates a high level of opposition in Oromia, and signs of dissent are sought out and regularly, sometimes pre-emptively, suppressed. In numerous cases, actual or suspected dissenters have been detained without charge or trial, killed by security services during protests, arrests and in detention.

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Posted 10/26/2014

Press Release by Gmabla Nilotes United Movement/Army, 24-10-2014


Gambella Nilotes United Movement/Army

Press Release

October 24th 2014, Gambella

Gambella Nilotes United Movement (GNUM) strongly condemns the Ethiopian government’s ethnic cleansing plans and act by creating conflict between highlanders and the indigenous people of Gambella. The massacre of Mezenger tribe since September 11/2014 is increasingly spreading to all villages of Godere zone by criminal and illegal highlanders supported by EPRDF national defence forces. Along the border between Gurafarda District (SNNPR of Ethiopia) and Godere District of Gambella all Mezenger villages were destroyed by Ethiopian National Defence following the campaign of the government to eliminate all Mezenger people from their ancestral land. Until today there is no access for independent body to visit the area to investigate the scale of damage and massacre of the Mezenger people due to presence of highly equipped military throughout the two districts.

Since 2003 Anuaks genocide in the Gambella region, the Ethiopian government has increasingly carried out several massacres and serious crimes against humanity as means to appropriate land for the northern settlers and commercial investors in Gambella. The chronological records of these massacres are still mounting.


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The Central Committee Appointed New Leadership

Posted 10/26/2014

Source: gadaa.com 26-10-2014


Press Release

The Oromo Liberation Front (the OLF) Central Committee has held an emergency meeting on October 25, 2014.

In this meeting, the Committee has discussed the removal of General Kamal from the chairmanship of the OLF on October 23, 2014 by Executive Committee.

The committee considered all matters that caused the removal, and accepted the decision of the Executive Committee. Until they choice the permanent leader, the committee has appoint three individuals: Dr. Nuro Dedefo, Chairperson; Brigadier General Hailu Gonfa, Head of Political Affairs; and Mr. Kassim Abbaa Nasha, Head of Foreign Relations. The rest of the executive leaders names will be announced subsequently.

 The Central Committee directs the new leaders to focus on the directive it gave to Executive Committee last year that is to work without precondition with all political organizations that struggle to dismantle the oppressive Woyyanne regimes that all peoples in Ethiopia live in peace, freedom and justice.

Oromo Liberation Front Central Committee

October 26, 2014

The OLF-Change Removed its Chairman

Posted 10/26/2014


The Oromo Liberation Front (Popularly known as OLF for change) chairman, Brigadier General Kamal Galchuu has been removed from his position effective immediately.
Kamal Galchu since he came to the helm of the OLF, he has caused great destruction to the functions of the organization as a result of his poor leadership qualities and dictatorial actions. On numerous occasions he has been counseled to change his controlling and tyrannical behaviors in order to uphold the organization’s bylaws. In addition, he was continuously counseled to focus on the main objectives of the OLF, which is to unite the Oromo people and lead a unified struggle against tyrannical rule in Ethiopia. Unfortunately, he has resisted any initiative to bring different Oromo political organizations to form unit against the Wayyane regime.

His irresponsible and tyrannical actions has deterred (OLF Change) from creating a relationship and cooperation between other Oromo Political groups. As chairman, G/ Kamal Galchu has led our organization on the path of political and material corruption by further annihilating the organization from implementing positive changes that serve the interests of the Oromo people as
a whole.

G/Kamal Galchu has violated the laws he initially took an oath to uphold to serve his personal benefits and spread false propaganda among members of the organization, making it difficult to implement effective change. There is no a greater betrayal and shame than one who compromises a national struggle for personal benefits, the leadership of General Kamal Galchu displays an outright violation similar of that of tyrannical leaders in Ethiopia. He ran theorganization on the platform of absolute tyranny, led by one man and for one man only, by creating an environment that made it difficult, if not impossible, for members to work towards
the organization’s goals. This was prevalent when he chose not to abide by the rules of the organization and pushed for eleterious aims in order to advance his personal gains.

His actions led the organizations on a detrimental path and made it difficult for our objectives to become a reality. Essentially, his tyrannical motives have brought great havoc to everyone in the organization and the broader national struggle of the Oromo people. He displayed oppressive and authoritative behaviors of his former boss Meles Zenawi, whilst enhancing his personal motives at the expense of the cause. He uses divide and rule system of the Wayyane regime that has applied against our people in similar in its context within the organization.

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Posted 10/26/2014

SEENAA  Y.G(2005) tiin, Onko. 2014

kutaa 3ffaa

Sochii Oromoo Bara 2014 irratti yaadan eegale har’an xumura. Kanneen yaada akka dhuunfaatti naa kennitan guddaan isin galateeffadha. Gaaffiilee akka dhuunfaatti naa kaaftaniif, ammatti deebii laachuun na rakkisa. Waan dursuu qabnu waa hedduun waan jiruuf. Kanneen yaada furmaataa tokko tokko na gaafattaniif garuu, yaadi furmaataa dirree kana irratti walii ibsuun rakkoo waan qabaatu natti fakkaata. Waan gadi fageenyaa odoo hin taanee, irra keessa waan itti jabaachuu qabnu irratti garuu yaada amma eegale xumuree, akkan mariif dhiheessu hin shakku. Waanuma lafa jiru maxxansuu qofaadha. Sochii keenya xiinxallee kan itti aanutti jabaachuun garuu waan fardiidha. Kutaa 3ffaatti haa ceenu.

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Do the Oromo have a voice in Ethiopia?- the Streaming-Aljazeera

Posted 7/5/2013

Constituting about 40% of the  population, the Oromo peopl is the single largest Ethinic group in Ethiopia. It is one of the most politically segrigated, harrassed, prosecuted by successive Amhara-Tigre regimes for 150 yrs, and becoming refugees in othe countries. For more info click just the link:


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Oromo protest harrasment and attacks in Egypt

Posted 7/5/2013

Source: Aljazeera. 10 June, 2013.

The protesters, mainly from the Oromo ethnic group, left Ethiopia due to political and ethnic oppression. They emphasised their detachment from and displeasure with the Ethiopian government.


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Jawarawi harekat or an intentional criminalization of the Oromo nationalist?

Posted 7/5/2013

By Fayyis Oromia. Source:Oromia Times 4 July, 2013.

On February 5, 2013, Ethiopia’s only and publicly funded Television Station, ETV, aired a controversial documentary during prime time in violation of an outstanding court injunction. Oddly subtitled “Boko Haram in Ethiopia”, Jihadawi Harekat – Arabic for “jihadi movement” – ­denounces leaders of Ethiopia’s year-long protest movement for alleged links to foreign terrorists. That criminalization of the Ethiopian Muslims’ legitimate question of right in excercising their religion without any interference from the government was not surprisingly the first fictious “documentary film” produced by the regime to criminalize civic or political movements in the Ethiopian empire. Similar criminalization of the Oromo national liberation movement (the OLF) was undertaken some years back.

Parallel to such malicious move of the ruling Tigrean elites, recently the nostalgic Amhara elites, who do want to impose an assimilative Ethiopia and Ethiopianism on the Oromo in particular, and on all the other nations and nationalities of the empire in general, also produced and published a “documentary film” with a title “Jawar Mohammed- A Muslim OLF Radical – Ethiopians Out From Oromia” as shown here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rb7Xjo4hWs . Is this Jawarawi harekat or a criminalization of the young Oromo nationalist, Jawar? What an interesting parallel between both the rival Abyssinian elites of the Amhara and Tigrai, when it comes to the criminalization of any Oromo individual nationalist or any Oromo national liberation organization in order to silence this subjugated nation.

 The currently ongoing discussion regarding the controversal Oromo nationalist, Jawar Mohammed, started with the seemingly well thought restructuring of the Oromo hisory by an Ethiopianist Oromo scholar, Dr Fikre Tolassa, who wrote an appeal open letter to one of the ODF (Oromo Democratic Front) leaders, Dr Bayan Asoba (  http://www.gadaa.com/Beyana-Suba-1.pdf ). This new version of the Oromo history and the demands directed to the ODF in order to reverse the use of Qubee (Afaan Oromo alphabet), to adore the Ethiopian flag and to accept Ethiopian nationalism at the cost of Oromian nationalism ignited a series of responses and debates between the two contesting nationalists (Ethiopianists and Oromianists). One of the responses was the suggestion of fostering future common home, Great Oromia, instead of Ethiopia, which I forwarded:http://gadaa.com/oduu/20124/2013/06/06/the-common-home-great-oromia-as-a-win-win-solution-for-the-conflict-between-the-pro-independence-oromo-and-the-pro-unity-amhara/ .

Then followed a well organized campaign and discussion in the Ethiopian as well as the Oromian medias. The explicit intention of the campaign sounded “we want to promote a constructive dialogue between the Ethiopian nationalists and the Oromian nationalists, who do respectively persue two diametrically opposite politcal goals, but have one common enemy, the Woyane, which is now hindering their move”. This debate and discussion was interesting and it was very inviting at the beginning. Gradually some protagonists from the Ethiopianist camp started to put a precondition for the discussion. They started to impose Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet on the Oromianists, who claim to have Oromia as a country and Oromiummaa as their national identity, at the same time rejecting the demand of owning Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet.

 Even some of the protagonists in the Ethiopian medias started to take side and denigerate Oromia and Oromiummaa to the extent of intimidating the Oromo nationalists, who wanted to assert Oromia as a future independent state, instead of envisioning a united Ethiopia. This conflict lead to a hot discussion in which the Oromo nationalists vehemently rejected Ethiopia as their future land and Ethiopiawinet as their identity. On the contrary they asked the Ethiopianists to arrange for the future common home, Great Oromia (naming the future democratic federal state as Oromia, instead of Ethiopia). Surprisingly this counter attack has driven the Ethiopiansts crazy; they were very angry; they asked “how dare you try to change the name of this holy land given to us from God?” These right extremist Ethiopianists even strated to ”intimidate” the Oromo nationalists in the discussion forums. The intended dialogue between the Amhara and the Oromo at the paltalk level changed into the confrontation between the two groups. Of course the Woyane agents and cadres enjoyed this conflict and as usual poured a kerosine on the fire.

It was amidst this circumstance that the journalist in Aljazira asked Jawar Mohammed a very good question: “are you Oromo first or Ethiopian first”?

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201306102025-0022818 . The answer to the question was cristal clear: “I am Oromo first; Ethiopian identity is imposed on me” This reply from Jawar made the already crazy Ethiopianists to take off their cloth and declare a cyber war against him. They decided to invite him to an interview and persuade him to apologize. They did as they planned and the answer they got in the interview was not what they expected, but the re-assertion of his firm position regarding Oromia and Oromiummaa. What a liberating stand from Jawar! Oromo nationals were proud of him; Ethiopianists were more mad at him. They started a charachter assasination, criminalization, denigeration and even went to the extent of collecting a petition against him.

Jawar, who was once seen as a young moderate intellectual and was respected by the Ethiopianists as he first started to criticize the OLF and spoke for the possible union of autonomous nations in the Ethiopian context as a better alternative to an independent republic of Oromia, is now regarded as “a naive young Oromo, who doesn’t have experinece and insight” when it comes to the deep political problems in the empire. Overnight, the Ethiopianists changed him from an angel to a devil; they talked and wrote all negative things about him; the highlight being the video clip presented as a “documentary: Jawarawi Harekat” as I mentioned above. The malicious campaign against this brilliant Oromo talent is still going on.

But, is this approach of the Ethiopianst elites regarding the Oromo nationals a new phenomen? Didn’t they, throughout their history, adore and use Oromo talents as long as the Oromo nationals served their institutions and their interest, just to discard the servants, when they think the serevants are no more working for them? Was it not like this during Minilk, H/Sillasie, Mengistu and even Meles era? Are they not still seaking Oromo talents, whom they want to use? To have a look about Oromo talents in Habesha political club, read more:

 http://www.ethiopianreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24770 . Here we can see, how the Abyssinians got profit from the politcal game by the Oromo professionals, but played in the club of and for the interest of the ruling Habesha elites. Then, is it surprisng when they wanted to use the modern day Oromo talents like Birtukan Midhagsa, Jawar Mohammed….etc and get disappointed by facing the reality that these talents are not “their loyal servants” as they expectred?

I think the era of getting Oromo political talents playing for Habesha club is slowly, but surely, dwindling. The Oromo are getting enough insight that Abyssinian nationalism, being masked with Ethiopiawinet, is the anti-thesis of Oromian nationalism (Oromiummaa). The two nationalisms are competing to win the hearts and minds of the Oromo nationals. That is what nowadays going on in a very intensified form. The Abyssinian elites seem to have waged a coordinated campaign against Oromia and Oromiummaa. To be effective, they are using few Oromo natioanls with the Ethiopianist mentality as we hear in the following audio record:  

http://www.zehabesha.com/ethiopian-oromos-responded-angrily-to-jawar-mohammed-poisonous-statement/ . Is this using an Oromo against another Oromo something new? When we see at the recent history of the Oromo subjugation and the hitherto rule by Abyssinian elites, there was no regime in the empire, who could win the struggle against the Oromo without using such Oromo collaborators. The same phenomena is still going on.

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Egypt: Army overthrew Morsi, closed TV stations and suspended the constitution

Posted 7/4/2013

By allafrica.com. 3July, 2013

 The Egyptian military deposed President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday night.

The chief of the armed forces, General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi, announced in a live television broadcast:

  • the suspension of the Egyptian constitution,
  • the appointment of the head of the constitutional court as the country's interim leader,
  • the calling of early new presidential elections, and
  • the establishment of a national government of technocrats.

The army chief promised to empower Egyptian youth to participate in the political process, to protect free media within the context of guaranteeing national security, and to work towards national reconciliation.

Responding, Morsi accused the army of mounting a coup against him.

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Manni gogaa harreen ijaarame, gaafa waraabessi yuusu diigama

Posted 6/27/2013

Y.G (2005) tin, k/3ffaa. 24 Waxabajjii, 2013.

Bara 1991 ABOn chaartara keessa wayita turetti ayyaanoota yk wal ga’iilee inni gaggeessee fi qopheesse keessaa wayyaanee akka malee kan rifaasise, AyyaanaODAA BULTUMII FI HIRIIRA FINFINNEE ta’uu keessa beektoonni ni dubbatu. Seenaa yeroosii keessaa barruu har’af seensa kan taasifadhu haasaa Maanguddoo tokko ta’a. akkas jedhan. “Oromoon bilisoomuuf waa takka qofaatu hafaaf” jedhan. Innis, “TOKKUMMAADHAA” jedhan.

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Persecuted Oromo demand UN protection in Egypt amid dam dsipute

Posted 6/23/2013

By Leyland Cecco. Aljazeera 20, June 2013

Cairo, Egypt - For months, Gutama Gallatobati, a proud farmer and mechanic of Oromo descent languished in an Ethiopian prison over accusations he burned an Ethiopian flag. While inside, guards physically abused him.

Sada Ahmed, a mother of five children and wife of a wealthy husband lived a good life in Ethiopia until she was accused of financially supporting the rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Her husband disappeared in Sudan and she was forced to flee to Egypt.

The Oromo make up 40 percent of the Ethiopian population. However, the minority Tigray government has persecuted the Oromo people, jailing more than 20,000 suspected OLF members. As a result, many have been forced to flee, leaving behind family, friends and jobs.

Ahead of World Refugee Day on Thursday, the Oromo who have fled to Egypt are again endangered.

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Impacts of land grabbing & encroachments of fundamental rights in Ethiopia

Posted 6/13/2013

HRLHA Participates in 23rd Regular Session of UN Human Rights Council


“The Consequences of Land Grab in Ethiopia”, Mr. Garoma elaborated on how local farmers in various parts of the country, in Oromia, Gambella and Benshangul regional states in particular, were evicted from their lands and livelihoods without consent and compensations, and ended up in joblessness and poverty. He has also pointed at how the Ethiopian Government has violated the international laws and instruments that relate to investments and/or developments through partnerships of Transnational Corporations and local governments.
Mr. Tesfaye Deresaa on his part in his presentations under the title “The Encroachments of Fundamental Rights” discussed the direct and systematic denials of freedoms of expression, assembly and organization, religion, as well as the overall democracy and rule of law. Mr. Tesfaye underlined that, instead of the promised democracy, the exact replica of absolute authoritarianism of one party rule of the Dergue time has reigned in the country in the past twenty years,

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Manni gogaa harreetiin ijaarame, gaafa waraabessi yuusu diigama! P/II

Posted 6/13/2013

Y.G (2005) tiin

Addunyaan har’a keessa jirru kun , tokko isa tokko liqimsee, bakka bal’ifatee kan itti jiraachuu barbaadudha yoo jenne, dhugaa irraa fagaachuu hin ta’u. haqi addunyaa kana irraa eegaa jirru , dantaan takaalamtee afuura baafachuu isheen qofaa jirtii jennee dubbachuu dandeenya. Adeemsa hannaa kana hubatanii fi addunyaa dantaa ishee waliin arreedaa jirtu kana waliin harka keessa naqatanii hegaree isaanii kanneen dagatan “wayyaanoonni” , guyyaan isaa haa dheeratu malee, addunyaa kana keessaa adda durummaan , kan harka isaanii akka argatan hin shakkisiisu. 

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Oromoonni 18 Oromiyaa fottoksuuf yaaltani jedhamanii hidhaan cimaa itti jige

Posted 5/30/2013

Manni murtii ol-aanaa dhaddachi 4ffaa har'a taa'een miseensota ABOti jedhee kan motuumaan himate Oromoota 18 irratti hidhaa ganna 2 haga 18 iti mure.

maqaan namoota itti muramees:

1. Getnet Gemechu
2. Tekalegn
3. Mitiku Getachew
4. Getu Asefa
5. Obsaa
6. Rabira
7. Tesfa
8. Demisse Debela
9. Desalegn

10. Megersa
11. Commander Fekadu REgasa
12. Caalaa Abdiisaa
13. Waggaarii
14. Muhedin A/Fogifi namoota biro 4 dha jedha hagabaasaan Simbirtuu dadhacha sanarra ture.

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Human rights violation in Ethiopia

Posted 5/30/2013

A report by Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA). May, 2013

The Ethiopian people and all the remote and close friends of Ethiopia around the world expected a profound change when the Military Dictator’s government was toppled and the EPRDF came to power in 1991. But the change the people hoped for didn’t come.

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On Dr. Fikre's open letter to Dr. Bayan Asoba

Posted 5/28/2013

By Baran Bahan, May 2013

I haven’t read much about Dr. Fikre, but I would like to appreciate his attempt to bring to light the role Oromos played in Ethiopia. However, although I recognize and respect Dr. Fikre’s right to express his views, I also disagree with many of his arguments.

First, we read Dr. Fikre’s claims about the role of Oromo in Ethiopian history on a simple letter, not on academic paper, and we are not sure about its authenticity.  Even if it is authentic and true, he wrote the letter to Dr. Beyan Asoba and urged him to take his stand against what the Oromos have been dying for for more than a century.

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Seenaa kaleessaa odeessaa kallattii dhugaa dabsuun hin danda'amu

Posted 5/28/2013

By Boonsaa,

Seenaan saba tokkoo  dhugaa irratti  hundaa’e yoom iyyuu hin badu. Diinni hagam yoo seenaa soba barreesse iyyuu dhugaa haquu fi soba irra dibuun dhugaa balleessuu fi awwaaluu tasumaa hin danda’u. Dhugaan yoo awwaalame illee awwaala diinni ittiin isa awwaale foqolchee ifaatti ni baha. Abbaan dhugaa ni turti, ni bulti malee injifannoon kanuma isaa ti.

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Abituary:Dr. Shek Mohammed Rashad Kabir-Abdulle

Posted 5/26/2013

Source: gulelepost.com. 25/05/2013

Dr Shek Muhammad Rashad  ( full name:  Muhammad Rashad Kabir  Abdulle Mummayyaa Carcar ) was born in 1934, in Eastern Oromia, Carcar Laga Arba, in a village called Jarjare. He was born to an ordinary Oromo peasant parents. Young Muhammad Rashad began his academic career when he joined his father’s informal Madarasa. His father, Kabir Abdulle, was an Islamic scholar and the imam of the local mosque. Soon after, he was sent to attend further Islamic studies at Carcar and Harar ulamas. Because

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Sudan officially lifts pre-publication censorship

Posted 5/18/2013

BY ST, Khartoum. 16May, 2013

The Sudanese authorities have officially began implementing the directives of 1st Vice President Ali Osman Taha to lift direct pre-publication censorship on newspapers. Taha disclosed his orders on Wednesday, which he said were effective immediately but officers from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) banned newspapers from publishing this portion of the VP’s remarks.

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Ogaden: Test for Africa's post colonial era

Posted 4/30/2013

By Mohamed Dheeg

In his recent book, Ethiopia: The Last Two Frontiers, Prof. John Markakis presents an overarching  historical profile and a major hurdle that need to be addressed in Ethiopia to reach the desired goal of this turbulent nation guarded ever since by a ruling class of Abyssinian origin. Analytical evidences show that the strongest obstacle for the stability of the horn of Africa has great connection with the unsolved Ogaden issue, the womb of resistance and the torrent challenge ever Ethiopia encountered since the region’s subjugation. Until this frontier is crossed, Ethiopian colonial power will not have secure borders that a mature nation requires.

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