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Oromia: The Oldest Oromo Civic Association, Macha-Tulama Marks 50th year Anniversary Celebration August 20, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Afar, Ogaden, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, Humanity and Social Civilization, Kemetic Ancient African Culture, Macha & Tulama Association, Oromian Voices, Oromians Protests, Oromo and the call for justice and freedom, Oromo Culture, Oromo Diaspora, Oromo First, Oromo Identity, Oromo Nation, Oromo Social System, Oromo students movement, Oromo the Largest Nation of Africa. Human Rights violations and Genocide against the Oromo people in Ethiopia, Oromummaa, Safuu: the Oromo moral value and doctrine, Self determination, State of Oromia, Waldaa Maccaa fi Tulamaa.
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Some of the Founders of the Macha-Tulama Association; Photo: Public Domain
 

FOR OROMO, ‘SURVIVAL ITSELF IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT

 AyantuTibeso

August 5, 2014  Published in Opride Contributors

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It is a great honor to be part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Macha Tulama Association. For a people facing complete erasure, survival itself is a revolutionary act.

The fact that we are gathered here today to honor the founding of Macha Tulama 50 years ago speaks to the fact that despite all odds, we, as a people are survivors. Ethiopian history is full of attempts to annihilate the Oromo—culturally, politically, socially, economically, in all and every ways possible.

Oromos — cast as foreign, aliens to their own lands, have been the targets of the entire infrastructure of the Ethiopian state since their violent incorporation. Our identity, primarily language, religion and belief systems and cultural heritage have been the main targets of wanton destruction.

Oromo and its personhood were already demonized, characterized as embodiments of all that is inferior, shameful and subhuman from the beginning. Oromo people were economically and politically exploited, dominated and alienated.

Oromo cultural, political and religious institutions have been under massive attacks and dismantlement by consecutive Ethiopian governments. Oromos were rendered slaves on their own lands by a colonial land tenure system.

Given the huge systematic and structural forces that have been mobilized against Oromo people and its peoplehood, it is truly astonishing that we have survived. But we have survived not by some miracle, but because our ancestors have continuously resisted violent assimilation, dehumanization, economic exploitation, and complete eradication.

We have survived because our people have courageously and wisely Organized, sang, fought and sacrificed. We have survived because of brilliantly organized Oromo institutions such as Macha Tulama, which have held our communities together.

For five decades, this organization has been the vanguard of the Oromo people’s struggle for freedom, liberty and autonomy. Macha Tulama was conceived at a time when Oromo people desperately needed institutions that would provide direction, leadership, and mobilize the financial, human, intellectual and creative resources to empower Oromo communities.

The 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary Celebration of Macha-Tulama Association at Washington DC, 1st August 2014
 
The upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration of Macha-Tulama Association (MTA).
This historic event will be held on August 1, 2014 in Washington DC.
Please allow us to explain once again why this celebration will be held in Washington DC, thousands of miles away from Ethiopia.
The story of the establishment of the Macha-Tulama Association was an event of great drama and wonder that has captured the imagination of the Oromo public since 1963, while its banning in 1967 is story of epic proportion which demonstrates Oromo powerlessness in Ethiopia. History of modern Ethiopia includes few cases of injustice and open discrimination equal to the banning of the first Oromo peaceful civic organization, which has come to symbolize the condition of the Oromo nation under successive Ethiopian regimes to the extent that in 2014, the Oromo who constitute the single largest national group in Ethiopia, are not allowed even to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their oldest civic organization in their own country.
The leaders of the Macha-Tulama Association came together from different parts of Oromia. They have become the symbol of courage and sacrifices that have propelled millions of Oromo into organized motion. Firm as their grasp of reality, they looked upon peaceful resistance with a boldness of imagination unsurpassed in modern Ethiopian history. What spirit was it that moved them, made them accept sufferings, torture, imprison­ment, loss of property, breakup of families and loss of life itself? Without a doubt, it was the spirit of Oromo political awakening that propelled these men and women onto a new historical stage. They became the organizational expression of Oromo national consciousness. Through their struggle and sacrifices, they won a lasting place in the hearts of the Oromo nation. Within four short years the leaders of Association not only united and provided the Oromo with central leadership, but also made them conscious of their unity and their dehumanization as second-class subjects and inspired them to be agents for their freedom and human dignity. The 50th anniversary celebration is organized for honoring the sacrifices made by the leaders and members of Macha-Tulama Association and for keeping alive the spirit of freedom and human dignity for which they struggled.
Without any doubt it was the Macha-Tulama Association that planted the tree of Oromo political consciousness. The limited gains the Oromo achieved since the 1970s was the fruit from that tree of political consciousness. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, which has dominated Ethiopian government since 1991, is determined to deprive the Oromo of any independent organization by banning the Macha-Tulama Association, detaining its leaders from time to time and confiscating its property, thereby demonstrating the utter absence of the rule of law in Ethiopia.
We believe that you feel the pain and the daily humiliation of our people who are even denied the simplest right of celebrating the 50th anniversary of their oldest country-wide civic organization in their own country. Those of us who live in freedom beyond the tyranny of the TPLF regime have moral responsibility for supporting the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Macha-Tulama Association. It will give us a wonderful opportunity for informing the Western world that the Oromo and other peoples in Ethiopia are denied their basic human and democratic rights in their own country. What is greater shame for the TPLF regime that beats the empty drum of democracy than denying the Oromo the right to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their civic organization? Together, let us expose the brutality of the Ethiopian regime and lift up the spirit of our people. Now is the time for those of who are interested in freedom, democracy and the rule of law in Ethiopia to rise to the challenge of publicizing the 50th anniversary celebration so that more people will know about the tyrannical TPLF regime.
The plan of the day is:
· Demonstration at 9AM, gathering in front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
· Marching to US State Department, 2200 C St, NW, at 11AM – ending at 1PM.
· Official Celebration at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine, 4250 Harewood Rd, NE, Washington, DC 20017, starting at 4:30PM.
· Continuing with Oromo Cultural Evening at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine until midnight.
Please join us so that we joyously celebrate together the 50th anniversary of the Macha-Tulama Association and demonstrate to the TPLF leaders that they will never be able to kill the spirit of freedom and human dignity that the Macha-Tulama Association planted in the heart, mind and soul of the Oromo nation.
We thank you for your cooperation in this noble undertaking.
Respectfully,
MTA 50th Anniversary Organizing Team

 

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Land Grabbing and the Threat to Local Land Rights August 19, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Colonizing Structure, Corruption, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Afar, Ogaden, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, Free development vs authoritarian model, Genocidal Master plan of Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch on Human Rights Violations Against Oromo People by TPLF Ethiopia, Land Grabs in Oromia, Oromo Protests, Oromo Protests in Ambo, Southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, Stop evicting Oromo people from Cities, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The extents and dimensions of poverty in Ethiopia, The Tyranny of Ethiopia.
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Video:Land grab in Oromia, displacement of Oromo People in Ethiopia and environmental disaster

See also  http://freedomfororomo.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/deforestation-and-land-grabbing-by-the-neo-neftegna-tplf-in-the-unesco-registered-yayu-coffee-forest-biosphere-reserve-illuu-abbaa-booraa-western-oromia/

Land grabbing increased in 2008, when price shocks in the food market alerted the world to the finite limits of food production. From this came a rush to acquire farmland all over the globe and a dramatic increase in the value of arable land. “Land acquisitions,” as they are termed by their proponents, are the latest weapon in the arsenal of conventional development. Although it is claimed that they alleviate poverty and increase technological transfer, employment, and food security, the “grabs” have a range of other motives. Some are politically driven, some provide new markets for corporations, others provide food security for far-off nations. The “grabbers” range from elite businessmen to governments to multinational corporations and are not defined by any one particular demographic.

In Tanzania, the wild Serengeti Desert, home to elephants, lions and a host of other magnificent wildlife, is being carved up as Middle Eastern businessmen purchase huge parcels of land for private hunting rights. The Serengeti is home to the pastoral Masai people, who are now restricted to smaller and smaller territories. As a result they are not only being criminalized for trespassing on their ancestral lands, they are accused of over-grazing and degrading ecosystems as their herds no longer have enough room to graze without impacting grasslands.

In nearby Ethiopia, the government of the Gambela region has enacted a “Villagization” program that promises new schools, wells, medical facilities, and general infrastructure to relocated communities. Unfortunately, these promises have rarely materialized and more often than not the “villagization” process has resembled the violent forcing of communities into state-designated camps, in a process that is clearing the way for foreign agribusiness. Those that stay put in their ancestral homes often find themselves surrounded by new plantations. Two concessions of 25,000 acres and 250,000 acres are currently under development by a Saudi oil billionaire and an Indian flower agribusiness for 60 and 50 years, respectively. The latter, Karuturi Global, is growing oil palm, corn, sorghum, rice, and sugarcane for export back to India, using a labor pool comprised primarily of Indians or Ethiopians from other regions. Karuturi Global pays a measly $2.50 per acre annually – little to none of which is seen by local residents. A few local tribespeople now work for the company, although this is usually because they were left with no choice, their own land having been taken or degraded. These tribespeople used to earn their livelihoods by hunting, fishing, and making honey. When the company began cutting down the forest the bees and the animals vanished; now that the company has started draining the wetlands, the fish will soon be gone too. http://theeconomicsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/land-grabbing-and-the-threat-to-local-land-rights/

 

Land Grabbing and the Threat to Local Land Rights

By Sophie Weiss*

 

In recent years, foreign governments and multinational corporations have bought or leased huge tracts of sovereign land in the developing world, converting much of it to industrialized agriculture for export. This “land grabbing” – now widespread across Africa and Asia – is most common in nations with the least secure land tenure systems. Usually the land transfers involve land occupied by indigenous communities; often they are not legally registered as landholders and can be easily evicted. In terms of both ecological and cultural impacts, land grabbing has emerged as one of the most painful manifestations of the globalized economy in the 21stCentury.

Land grabbing increased in 2008, when price shocks in the food market alerted the world to the finite limits of food production. From this came a rush to acquire farmland all over the globe and a dramatic increase in the value of arable land. “Land acquisitions,” as they are termed by their proponents, are the latest weapon in the arsenal of conventional development. Although it is claimed that they alleviate poverty and increase technological transfer, employment, and food security, the “grabs” have a range of other motives. Some are politically driven, some provide new markets for corporations, others provide food security for far-off nations. The “grabbers” range from elite businessmen to governments to multinational corporations and are not defined by any one particular demographic. Many organizations have attempted to estimate how many acres are involved, though there is no central registry and little transparency. The World Bank claimed 120 million acres were transferred in 2010, while Oxfam gave a figure of 560 million acres*.

In Tanzania, the wild Serengeti Desert, home to elephants, lions and a host of other magnificent wildlife, is being carved up as Middle Eastern businessmen purchase huge parcels of land for private hunting rights. The Serengeti is home to the pastoral Masai people, who are now restricted to smaller and smaller territories. As a result they are not only being criminalized for trespassing on their ancestral lands, they are accused of over-grazing and degrading ecosystems as their herds no longer have enough room to graze without impacting grasslands.

In nearby Ethiopia, the government of the Gambela region has enacted a “Villagization” program that promises new schools, wells, medical facilities, and general infrastructure to relocated communities. Unfortunately, these promises have rarely materialized and more often than not the “villagization” process has resembled the violent forcing of communities into state-designated camps, in a process that is clearing the way for foreign agribusiness. Those that stay put in their ancestral homes often find themselves surrounded by new plantations. Two concessions of 25,000 acres and 250,000 acres are currently under development by a Saudi oil billionaire and an Indian flower agribusiness for 60 and 50 years, respectively. The latter, Karuturi Global, is growing oil palm, corn, sorghum, rice, and sugarcane for export back to India, using a labor pool comprised primarily of Indians or Ethiopians from other regions. Karuturi Global pays a measly $2.50 per acre annually – little to none of which is seen by local residents. A few local tribespeople now work for the company, although this is usually because they were left with no choice, their own land having been taken or degraded. These tribespeople used to earn their livelihoods by hunting, fishing, and making honey. When the company began cutting down the forest the bees and the animals vanished; now that the company has started draining the wetlands, the fish will soon be gone too.

In Sri Lanka, instability has given land grabbers the advantage as the country transitions out of a bloody 30-year civil war. During the conflict, the Sinhala Buddhist government claimed several large pieces of land as High Security Zones (HSZ), conveniently located in Tamil territories. In these seizures, local families were evicted from their lands in the name of security. Now that the war is over, the validity of the HSZs has come into question, but instead of returning the land to its original tenders, the government is converting many of the HSZs into Economic Processing Zones and Special Economic Zones, commonly contracting them out to large Chinese and Vietnamese corporations. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils are relegated to “displaced person camps” with little or no access to resources.

These are only a few of the heart-wrenching examples of land deals across the globe. Large-scale land transfers like these remove all human connection from land management. If the land grabbing trend continues, we could be witnessing the true end of the commons everywhere.

While proponents claim that these land acquisitions provide development to needy regions in the form of technology transfer and employment, these lofty claims require scrutiny. Is this kind of “employment” what is needed or desired among local people? How will technology transfer help them and what kind of technology is needed? In a region thriving on small-scale farming, are large tractors and bulldozers really of any benefit?

First and foremost, what local peoClare-Douglas-A-Young-Gardener-Tanzaniaple need to prosper are secure land rights. Then they can make choices about the technologies they want to adopt, and about how their land can be managed for the benefit of the local communities, economies and ecosystems. To this end, we need an international legal framework that restricts and regulates the ability of foreign businesses to acquire land. Regulations need to limit the size of land deals, ensuring accountability and justice for the communities and ecosystems impacted.

It speaks to the disconnection between governments and indigenous/rural peoples that the land grabbing trend continues to grow; and it speaks to the cruelty of a deregulated global economy that it allows massive industrialized food production for export from the lands of those who are already hungry. Land grabbing may seem a distant problem for those of us outside the regions where it is taking place, but we also have a role to play. Often we don’t know what we are supporting when we buy mass-produced products from global corporations. By keeping our purchases within our local communities, we are keeping our money where we can see it – supporting businesses and communities in our own backyard, rather than enabling corporations to steal someone else’s on the other side of the world. This kind of localization – at the policy and grassroots levels – empowers communities everywhere to defend their relationship to their land, and honors the deep connection and intimate dialogue between cultures and ecosystems. Read more @http://theeconomicsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/land-grabbing-and-the-threat-to-local-land-rights/

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*Sophie Weiss is an intern with Local Futures. She graduated with a BA concentration in Geography/International Development Studies from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a printmaker, designer, and critical geography researcher, focusing on indigenous land rights and anti-land grab advocacy for the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank based in Oakland, California.

Africa’s Jobless Growth: Economic success just for a few cannot be a replacement for human rights or participation, or democracy August 18, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Africa Rising, African Poor, Aid to Africa, Development & Change, Dictatorship, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Illicit financial outflows from Ethiopia, Youth Unemployment.
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Africa is Rising! At Least Its 1% Is

Africa’s economy may be booming, but this will do little to help unemployment and poverty if growth is jobless and its spoils are limited to the few.

What we need in Africa is balanced development. Economic success cannot be a replacement for human rights or participation, or democracy … it doesn’t work…it worries us a lot when we don’t see the trickle-through factor, when gain goes to the top 1% or 2%, leaving the rest behind.” – Mo Ibrahim October 15, 2012

It did not come as a surprise to many when, on October 15, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced that there was no winner for its annual $5 million African leadership award – for the third time since its inception in 2006. What was surprising, however, was that the foundation’s chair, British-Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, alsoadmonished the much-celebrated recent economic ‘success’ of the African continent for largely failing to translate into better human rights and social development, and for essentially creating a few elitist winners at the top whilst the rest were left struggling at the very bottom.

Recent reports, forecasts and editorials of influential financial magazines are incredibly optimisticabout Africa – its booming economic growth, its investment opportunities and its growing middle-class. Sub-Saharan African countries are reportedly among the fastest growing in the world with six out of ten world’s fastest growing economies, and recording growth rates averaging 4.9%, higher than the developing country average and much higher than the developed country average.

The Economist’s December 2011 print issue was boldly titled ‘Africa Rises’ and in August 2012, it again boldly proclaimed that ‘A Continent Goes Shopping’, underscoring the voracious purchasing power of the African middle-class to buy consumer and even luxury goods. The current received wisdom in these sleek reports, glossy magazine pages and glass-panelled conference rooms is that sub-Saharan Africa really is the place to be and to invest in, with all its abundant opportunities.

Jobless growth

This much-trumpeted economic success is mostly true, until one looks at the other side. Then questions arise over to what extent growth is spread across sectors of the economy, and whether such economic growth is translating into corresponding improvements in human and social development.

It is common knowledge that this new dawn of booming economic growth is largely the consequence of the recent rise in the global commodity prices of natural resources, chiefly oil, while the vibrancy of other sectors of the economy such as banking, telecommunications and construction trail behind in terms of growth. Many African countries primarily depend on the exportation of natural resources – and industry which is highly capital- (and technology-) intensive, providing few jobs. Only five of Africa’s fifty-four countries are currently not “either producing or looking for oil”.

It is therefore no surprise that many African countries, especially the economic powerhouses of the continent, are bedevilled by high unemployment, particularly amongst young people – hovering at25% in Egypt, 48% in South Africa and 42% in Nigeria. Thus, growth in capital-intensive sectors – such as resource exports, banking, and telecommunications – is barely trickling down to create jobs and economic opportunities for the vast majority of the people – a phenomenon commonly known as ‘jobless growth’.

Many sub-Saharan African countries experiencing record-level economic growth still have low rankings in human development indices, despite marginal improvements in education enrolment and, with countrywide variations, maternal health. This contradiction is further reinforced by the growing inequality that characterises many of such African ‘powerhouses’. Luanda in Angola (thanks to flowing petro-dollars) and N’Djamena in Chad were, respectively, the second and eighth most expensive cities to live as an expatriate in 2012 – ahead of Sydney, London and New York according to Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey. Juba in the newly independent South Sudan is also gaining notoriety for its high cost of living, while the price of select real estate in Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria reportedly rivals that of some Western cities. These expensive cities are in countries grouped within the ‘Low Human Development’ category of the United Nation’s Human Development Index based on indicators such as health, income and education.

A tale of two cities

There has certainly been some improvement – for one, there is now an identifiable middle-class in Africa with money to splash around in the cinemas of Abuja and pricey hotels of Accra, the malls and retail outlets of Johannesburg and the exclusive residential estates of Lagos and Nairobi. However, once you step out of these glitzy inner cities and look to the outskirts, the glaring contrast between the shiny modernity and the urban deprivation in the slums hits you like the searing tropical sun.

 

The task thus remains for governments to devise sustainable development strategies that are tailored specifically to suit the African context. Such strategies must sustain the momentum of economic growth while ensuring that growth spreads to and strengthens sectors such as mechanised agriculture, light manufacturing and small-scale enterprises, which have a direct impact on the lives and incomes of citizens.

Such transformational policies should ensure that revenue windfalls are utilised wisely towards social and welfare policies, which will empower millions of Africans out of poverty, thereby creating a robust middle-class rather than just enriching an already existing sliver. It also means that such funds can be saved to help with later needs, as with the Sovereign Wealth Fund embarked on by countries such as Angola and the new oil-producer Ghana.

Importantly, the African youth bulge needs to be transformed into a demographic dividend by providing employment and economic opportunities to an increasingly educated African youth and by providing critically needed infrastructure so that abundant innovative ideas, which are capable of transforming lives and societies, can materialise into reality.

Ultimately, these are still governance challenges that Africa has a long way go to overcome, but the marginal improvements in some aspects of governance, especially women’s rights, as the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Index has shown, gives room for some cautious optimism. Mo Ibrahim’s admonishment could not have come at a better time.

Read @ it original source:http://thinkafricapress.com/development/mo-ibrahim-issues-timely-caution-afro-optimists?utm_content=buffer46624&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

*Zainab Usman is a Nigerian freelance writer. She is currently a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford in Governance and Political Economy of Economic Diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a BSc in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Masters in International Political Economy and Development from the University of Birmingham. Zainab is an advocate of good governance, poverty reduction and women and youth empowerment. She regularly blogs atzainabusman.wordpress.com.

Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at US$24.9 billion or 83.8% of the GDP August 18, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Africa and debt, Africa Rising, Ethiopia & World Press Index 2014, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Illicit financial outflows from Ethiopia, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The extents and dimensions of poverty in Ethiopia, The Tyranny of Ethiopia, Tyranny, UK Aid Should Respect Rights, US-Africa Summit.
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The term capital flight has been given many interpretations in the economic literature and in the  press, leading to confusion and misinterpretations. In the popular press, capital flight is presented as illegal or illicit financial flows. It is housed in the same domain as money laundering, tax  evasion, transfer pricing, underground trafficking. Yet, while these activities are illicit, not all of  them amount to capital flight. At the same time, while most capital flight may be deemed illicit. Capital flight may be illicit in one of three ways: when it consists of money acquired illegally and transferred  abroad; when funds are transferred abroad illicitly by violating capital account regulations; when capital is hidden abroad and therefore not being subject to taxation and other government regulations. It is not possible to make this determination a priori from the data that is used to calculate capital flight, which involves a reconciliation of recorded capital inflows (mainly external borrowing and foreign direct investment) and the use of these resources (to cover the current account deficit and accumulation of reserves). The term capital flight means capital flows from a country that are not recorded in the country’s Balance of Payments (BoP). If all the ransactions were correctly and systematically recorded, inflows would balance out with outflows, except for small and random statistical errors as recorded in the ‘net errors and omissions’ line of the BoP. Where large discrepancies are observed, in other words, where there is  substantial ‘missing money’ in the BoP, this is taken as an indication of the presence of capital  flight.

 http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/working_papers/working_papers_351-400/WP353.pdf

Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at US$24.9 billion or 83.8% of the GDP

 

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August 17, 2014 (PERI Research) — Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at about US$24.9 billion which is 83.8% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Ethiopia is ranked 8th in the group of 33 countries for which data are available but it stands first when compared to non-oil and/or mineral exporting countries. Even the latter was considered to be substantially lower than the actual flows give that large stock of immigrants. The true figure could be as high as one billion dollars. If so, Ethiopian capital flight would be commensurately larger than the estimated.

 

Capital losses through trade misinvoicing and unrecorded remittance
Substantial export underinvoicning (net outflows) couple with import underinvoicing (net inflows), with the balance resulting in a net outflow, as in the case of Sudan or a net inflow, as in the cases of Ethiopia and Ghana.

Unrecoreded remittances also contribute substantially to estimated capital flight in some countries. In Ethiopia, the volume of remittances reported by the World Bank in 2010 was about half the amount reported by the Central Bank ($661 million).

The following figures are in millions

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(Source: Political Economy Research Institute, the University of Massachusetts).

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/ethiopias-capital-flight-is-estimated-at-us24-9-billion-or-83-8-of-the-gdp/

http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/ADP/SSAfrica_capitalflight_Oct23_2012.pdf

http://concernedafricascholars.org/bulletin/issue87/asiedu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oromian Voices: Current Affairs, News, Views, Analysis and Entertainment from Oromia Media Network, Madda Walaabuu and Other Various sources August 18, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Ancient African Direct Democracy, Oromia, Oromia Satelite Radio and TV Channels, Oromian Voices, Oromiyaa, Oromo, Oromo Artists, Oromo Media Network, Oromo Music, Oromo Nation, Oromo Social System, Oromo Sport, Oromummaa, Qubee Afaan Oromo, Self determination, Sidama, Sirna Gadaa, The Oromo Library, The Tyranny of Ethiopia, Theory of Development.
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Oromia knwoledge and social media sources

http://oromoprotests.com/?page_id_all=2

OromoProtests.com is an information portal on the current student and public protests taking place across the Oromia region of Ethiopia. We seek to provide information from various sources on what the protests are about, who is involved, current news/article on the latest developments and how you can get involved to support. We have downloadable information for rally organizers and concerned individuals who would like to take an active role in supporting this movement.

http://www.gadaa.com/oduu/

http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/29/sbo-bitootessa-30-bara-2014-oduu-fi-qophiilee-keenya-kan-dhageenyee-fi-dubbifne-irraa-dabalatee-waan-gara-garaa-qabnaa-nu-caqasaa/

 

Do you know this facts about Oromo and Oromia?

http://www.oromoliberationfront.info/press/Oromo-flyer-ver.4.0.pdf

 

 

Ummatni Oromoo fi dargaggootni Oromoo addatti ammo barattootnii University, Kolejotaa fi Manneen barnootaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa fi Lammaffaa torbanoota lamaan darbe gaaffii sirna fi seeraa Mootummaan Oromiyaa akka deebisuu fi mirga abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo gaafataa turre.

Haa tahu malee gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin mootummaa human Polisa Federalaa biyyattiin qabdu hidhannoo guutuu waliinii fi waraana Agazii dargaggota, barattootaa fi ummata harka qullaa irratti bobbaasuun Oromiyaa guutuu dirree waraanaa godhee lubbuun namaa hedduu fi qabeenyi barbadaawee jira. Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii mirgaa fi seera qabeessaa waan taheef:

Ummatni fi barattootni kumaan lakkaawaman kan mana hidhaa haaraa bakka bakkatti Polisi Federalaa bane keessatti dararamaa jiran hatattamaan akka gadi lakkifaman. Galmeen hidhamtootaa kumaan lakkaawamu kunis Ummta Oromoo fi addunyaaf ifa akka tahu.
Kanneen Barattotaa fi Ummata Oromoo nagaa meeshaa baraneen bakka bakkatti ajjeefaman kudhanootaan lakkaawaman ajjeesan fi akkataa itti ajjeefaman Qaama Walaba Tahe Mootummoota Gamtoomaniin utubameen akka qoratamanii fi seeratti akka dhihaatan.
Hidhamtootni Siyaasaa biyyatti guutuu keessa waggaa 23 darban
hidhaa keessatti murtii kijibaan fi murtii malee dararamaa jiran hundi haal duree tokko malee akka gadi lakkifaman.
Polisni Federalaa fi waraanni mootummaa Federalaa naatoo tokko malee irra deddeebi’ee ummata Oromoo fi ummatoota biro mirga isaanii nagaan gaafatan rashanaa jiru Oromiyaa keessaa hatattamaan akka gadi lakkisee bahu.
Poolisnii fi Dabballootni Wayyanneen/EPRDF University, Kolejotaa fi Manneen barnootaa keessaa akka gadi lakkifamanii fi mooraan barnootaa hundi siyaasaa partii EPRDF fi tikaa fi Poolisa irraa bilisa akka tahu.
Oromiyaa Guutuu Keessatti Ummata Oromoo lafa irraa buqqisuun akka hatattamaan dhaabbatu fi kanneen buqqifamaniif beenyaan akka baafamu
Mirgi Hiree Murteeffannaan Ummata Oromoo akka kabajamu
Qabsoon Bilisumma Oromoo fi sochiin gaaffii mirgaa Qeerroon
gaggeeffamu nagaan kan gaggeeffamuu fi nagaan mirga falamtuu tahuu mirkaneessina. Qabsoo karaa nagaa gaggeessinu kanaaf deebii karaa nagaa akka nuuf kennamu gadi jabeessinee gaafatna.
Qabsoon keenya fi sochiiin nagaan godhamu kun ummata nagaa saba kamuu, lammii kamuu fi nam tokkeenis tahe gurmuun kan nagaan hojjatatee bahee galu ykn qabeenya isaa kan target godhate miti. Gaffiin keenya sirna cunqursaa fi gaaffiilee mirga ummata Oromoo fi hegeree jireeneya keenya kan ilaalan akka deebii argatan qofaa dha. Kanneen maqaa keenaan ummata biraa irratti duulaa fi doorsisa godhan ni mormina.
Gaaffiilee keenyas barnoota keenya barataa ummata keenya waliin nagaan akka deebii argatan sochii keenya itti fufaa hanga gaaffiin keenya deebii gahaa argatan kan hin dhaabbatne tahuu mirkaneessina
Sochiin keenya fi gaaffiin keenya kan haqaa waan tahaniif humni Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo caasaa isaa guutummaa Oromiyaa keessatti diriirfatee sochii kana adda durummaan erga gaggeessuu eegalee waggoota lama gahee jira. Ummanni Oromoo Oromiyaa keessa fi biyya alaa jiru ofitti simatee deggersa nuu taasisaa jiruuf guddoo galateeffatna. Gama biraan ammo humnoonnii fi namoonni dhuunfaan sochii warraaqsaa Oromiyaa keessatti finiinee ol bahe kana gaaffii haqaati jechaa gama tokkoon ammo sochiin biyya keessaa hogganummaa hin qabu jechuun qindoominaa fi bilchina dhalooti ammaa irra gahee sochii FDG Oromoo kana gadi xiqqeesuun sochii hogganaa fi qindoomina kan hin qabne fakkeessuun warri dhiheessuu barbaaddan doggoggora kana irraa of ittiftanii dargaggoonni humnaa fi dandeettii sochii kana qindeessuu qabaachuu keenya bartanii akka nu cinaa dhaabbattan waamicha isinii goona. Kana malees nagaa jallattootni fi kannen mirga ilma namaa kabajan hundi akka nu cinaa dhaabbatan waamicha keenya gadi jabeessinee dabarfatna
Ilmaan Oromoo waraana mootummaa , Poolisa Federala, hidhattootaa gandaa fi poolisni Oromiya obbolaa keessan irratti dhukaasuu keessaa akka dhaabbattan fi yoo waamicha kana diddan seenaa fi seerri akka isin gaafatu hubachiifna.
Waraana, Poolisa Federalaa fi tika mootummaa Fedralaa keessa kan jirtan hundi ummata nagaa fi barattoota da’aimman irratti dhukaasuu akka irraa dhaabbattan gadi jabeessinee gaaftna. Seenaa fi seeraan akka itti gafatamuufdeemtan hubachiifna
Ka’i Qeerroo!!

Qabsoon Hanga galii isaa gahu Itti Fufa!

Qeerroo Bilisummaa

Caamsaa 9, 2014

Finfinnee

Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo, Caamsaa 9, 2014 Finfinnee
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Little Oromia (aka Minnesota) Agust 2014:The Year’s Biggest Diaspora Festival of Oromummaa

OSFNA_OromoWeek_2014_NewDVD2http://www.osfna.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oromo Gadaa Democracy meets the American Congress Democracy.

Abbaa Gadaa (Rt.) Aagaa Xanxanoo and Abbaa Gadaa (Rt.) Moonaa Godaanaa meet Senator Al Franken (from the State of Minnesota).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(July 20, 2014 (Gadaa) — Minnesota’s Twin Cities, also known as “Little Oromia” for being the home of the largest Oromo population outside of the Horn of Africa, will be the venue for the 2014 OSFNA Sports Tournaments. Less than two weeks are left before this year’s 19th Annual OSFNA Soccer Tournament kickoff on August 2, 2014. First started in 1996, the OSFNA (Oromo Sports Federation of North America) organizes an annual soccer tournament among teams drawn from majorNorth American cities with sizable Oromo expat populations, and the venue for each year’s tournament has been rotating among the participating cities over the last 19 years.

Unlike previous years, the 2014 OSFNA Sports Tournaments will include basketball, women’s volleyball and the Abebe Bikila Legacy Two-Mile Race in addition to the soccer tournament, according to information posted on OSFNA.org. What’s more, this year’s Soccer Tournament will also include gameparticipants from Australia. OMN (Oromia Media Network) has also partnered with OSFNA to broadcast the 2014 OSFNA Soccer Tournaments live.

Lasting for a week (August 2, 2014 to August 9, 2014) known as the OROMO WEEK, sports is only one of the activities in Little Oromia. The OROMO WEEK is also a time of heritage (Oromummaa) celebration for the Oromo expats in Little Oromia and those visiting Little Oromia from all over the world. A number of music concerts with Oromo recording artists, the Bakakkaa Oromo

Music Awards (debuting this year), the Mr. and Miss Oromo North America Pageant Show, and community and civic conferences are among the non-sports activities during this year’s OROMO WEEK. In addition, heritage products (such as music CD’s, drama/music DVD’s, drama/music VCD’s, cultural clothes, food, etc.) will be available for purchase at stalls located at/near the event arenas.

The following is a mini-schedule of the activities during the 2014 OROMO WEEK in Little Oromiathis section will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

August 2, 2014 – August 9, 2014: OSFNA Sports Tournaments

For full content, visit Gadaa

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OSA2014: Remarks by Former Abbaa Gadaa Aagaa Xanxano, and Gadaa Scholar Prof. Asmarom Legesse

The  Oromo Studies Association’s 2014  Annual Conference theme:  “Gadaa and Oromo Democracy: Celebrating 40 Years of Research and Oromo Renaissance.”

 

Oromo Gadaa leaders  as they taking part in  the 28th OSA Conference at Howard University in Washington DC, 2nd August 2014.  Jemjem Udessa, Lagassa Dhaba, Dirribi Demissie speaking about Gadaa System. Standing ovation for Prof. Asmerom Leggese as he receives a collection of books from the Guji Oromo Gadaa delegation (see pictures below):

 

 

 

 

 

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The Oromo Abbaa Gadaa -Abbaa Gadaa of Tuulama Oromo, two Yubas (EX-AbbaGadaas-Aagaa Xinxanoo and Moonaa Godaanaa) with other Gadaa leaders arrived in DC on 30 July 2014 to

attend the OSA  Conference    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0aqyhiv4w276thu/OSA%202014%20Conference%20Program%20Final.docx

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Below is Bakkalcha TV’s 2-part interview with Oromo recording artist Lencho Abdishakur.

Also, check out Lencho Abdishakur’s new album, titled “Yoomi Laata Guyyaan? 2014, Vol. 3″ – now available on Amazon.com. What’s more, Lencho Abdishakur’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, “Makiyayee, Vol. 2,” is also available on Amazon.com.

Source: http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/07/bakkalcha-tv-interview-with-oromo-recording-artist-lencho-abdishakur/

http://www.oromotv.com/young-oromo-diaspora-leadership-is-promising-meet-the-president-of-osfna/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMN: ODUU ADOOLESSA 23, 2014

Oromia Media Network

Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa kan Adoolessa 22 2014

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Oromo Voice Radio (OVR) Broadcast, July 23, 2014

 

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‘Maqaa Shororkeessummaan Doorsisamuun Qabsoo Karaa Nagaa irraa Nu Hin Deebisu’

Namoo Daandii

 —Mootummaan Ihaadegrakkoodimookiraasiibiyyattiikeessaakaraanagaafuruunkaraaitti danda’amu mariibiyyoolessaafbalbalabanuuirramormitootattimaqaashororkeessummaamoggaaseehidhuu,doorsisuufigidirsuunqabsookaraanagaaboodattideebisuu hin danda’u,jechuudhaangamtaanpaartiileemormitootaaMedrekibsabaasee jira.Barreessaan ol’aanaan paartichaa,ObboGabruuGabre-mariyaamakkajedhanitti,hoogganoonni,miseensonniifideggertoonni gamtaaisaanii,keessumaaOromiyaa fiTigiraaykeessattihedduunhidhamaniijiran.OromiyaakeessattikarooramagaalaaFinfinneedantaaOromiyaadhabsiisa,jedhanmormuudhaanbarattootahiriiranagaabahanirrattitarkaanfiiajjeechaafihidhaafudhatameealagaazzexeessotamootummaadhugaajirugabaasuuyaalanirrattitarkaanfiinfudhatamuuisaailleedubbatu,ObboGabruun.Gaaffii fideebiiguutuudhaggeeffadhaa.Marsariitiinkeenya kanirraanudhaggeeffachuudandeessan.

Gabaasaa Guutuu Armaa Gaditti Caqasaa

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ONLF – Ethiopian Regime Trained Assassins Kill Kenyan Civilians In Garissa

 

July 14, 2014

(ONLF Press Release)

The Ethiopian security has assassinated three Kenyan civilians and gravely wounded another one in Garissa, Kenya during the last week of June and the first week of July. The latest victim, Mr. Asad Yusuf was shot and killed in the evening of July 9, 2014. He was a Kenyan Somali civilian and was killed because he was assisting refugee from the Ogaden. He was a businessman and had a large family. A week ago another young man was also killed for the same reason and two weeks ago one man was killed and another wounded.

Assassin Abdirahman Hajir who was a member of the Liyu Police, the killing squads in the Ogaden, funded and trained by the Ethiopian regime, was apprehended and has confessed that he carried out the last two killings. He also confessed that the Ethiopian security has trained and sent him and a team of 19 assassins and support staff to create chaos in Kenya. They were assembled in Addis Ababa and came through Moyale town. Furthermore, he stated “others were also dispatched to Somali and the Neighbouring countries to assassinate opponents to the regime, including Somali officers in Somalia and Ethiopian opposition figures”.

The Ethiopian regime has taken a policy of coercion, extermination and mass execution against the Ogaden People in Ethiopia, so they fled to the neighbouring countries. Many of these refugee sought asylum in Kenya which has been a safe haven for the refugees in the Horn and central Africa, because of their hospitality and for their respect of International and African laws of Refugees.

Therefore, since 2009, the Ethiopian government decided to routinely abduct and commit extrajudicial executions, including politically motivated killings in Kenya and so far the action taken by the Kenyan government to protect the refugees it gave asylum was not enough to stop such criminal acts. After failing to deter Somalis from Ogaden to keep seeking refugee in Kenya, despite all these inhumane acts, the Ethiopian regime has now decided to punish the local Somali Kenyans for supporting the refugees and in order to create Chaos and destabilize the North-East Provence of Kenya.

Furthermore, the Ethiopian regime is getting bolder in flaunting International law and human rights laws by extending its criminal acts against its victims across international borders and is violating the Human Rights of those who seek asylum from its heinous acts in Ethiopia. The policy of the Ethiopian regime is to create chaos and endanger the stability of the Horn of Africa. If this continues unchecked it will lead to dangerous consequences for all concerned.

ONLF condemns the Ethiopian regime and call upon the UNHCR and the Kenyan government to take seriously their responsibility to protect its civilians and the refugees that are under its care.

(ONLF)

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Why Ethiopia’s Oromo Are Angry At KTN

http://yassinjumanotes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/why-ethiopias-oromo-are-angry-at-ktn.html?m=1

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/why-ethiopias-oromo-are-angry-at-ktn/

 

 

Kan Daandiin Harkaa Bade Hooggana Itiyoopiyaa” jedha Barruun Hayyuu Faransaay Tokk0

VOA
 —Waa’ee siyaasa Itiyoophiyaa kan hordofaniif hayyuu biyya Faransaayii kan ta’an Rene Lefort dhiiyeenya kana barreeffama mata dureen isaa “Ethiopia a Leadership in disarry“ ykn kan daandiin harkaa bade hoggana Itiyoopiyaa jedhu maxxansanii jiru.
Lefort waa’eeItiyoophiyaa fikeessumaa waa’ee biyyootiiAfrikaauffeesahaaraagadiibaroota1970mootaakaaseemaxxansaaleebiyyaFaransaayiikanAkaka Le Monde, Liberation,fiLENouveljedhamaniifbarreessaa turan.Bara 2012 barreeffamamatadureenisaa  “Ethiopia after meles” yknItiyoophiyaamallasboodaajedhubarreessaniiodeeffaannooguddaankanirraargameefihedduukanduddubachiise ture.Barreefama isaammaa EthiopialeadersinDisarryjedhukanairraa ka’uudhaan ittigaafatamaansagantaaleegaanfaAfrikaa PeterHeinleinReneLefortwaliingaaffiifideebiigaggeesseejira.

Gabaasaa guutuu kutaa 1ffaa armaa gadiitti dhaggefadhaa

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The following is a press release from the Australian Oromo Community in Victoria, Australia.
Ebla/April 22, 2014Australian Oromo Community Association in Victoria Inc.
A.B.N. 52 554 165204Press ReleaseSUBJECT: Safeguarding the Rights of Oromo Refugees and Asylum SeekersThe Australian Oromo Community in Victoria Australia (AOCAV), a non- profitable organisation established in 1984 to facilitate community development, preservation of Oromo culture, and promoting cross cultural awareness and harmony between the Australian-Oromo and mainstream Australians, and to serve as voice of the Oromo people, is concerned about the ongoing swoops targeting refugees and asylum seekers in various urban centres in Kenya.Reports from different media indicate that over 6000 refugees and asylum seekers have been arrested in these crackdowns. According to AOCAV’s informant, more than two thousand asylum seekers and refugees have been detained in the Kasarani Stadium in the Capital, as a temporary police station, while some are being held at the Pangani, Kasarani and other police stations. More than 400 Oromos and other Ethiopian immigrants have been arrested in these crackdowns.AOCAV applauds the Government of Kenya for hosting nearly 400,000 refugees from nine African countries, which is an enormous task. We also appreciate the continuing efforts to strengthen security for all persons living in Kenya. While we appreciate these efforts, our concern is that innocent Oromo refugees and asylum seekers have been arrested during the security operation. AOCAV does not support refugees and asylum seekers who engage in criminal activities, but maintains that any such persons should be subjected to proper judicial procedures by the government with due respect to their vulnerability and human rights.We understand that the government’s duty to maintain national security cannot be disputed, however, it is imperative for the State to guarantee the safety and protection of all registered refugees and asylum seekers residing in Kenya. According to the Refugees Act of 2006, the government of Kenya has an obligation to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers – which includes the right to seek asylum. Kenya is party to various international and regional conventions governing protection of refugees and asylum seekers, and therefore, it has a duty to protect such persons.AOCAV urges the government to uphold and safeguard the rights of Oromo refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya even as it continues its security operations. It is our stand that recent government’s actions should not negate the gains made by the state towards the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya. We call upon the leaders of the government of Kenya to guard against making remarks and actions which may jeopardize the protection of Oromo refugees and asylum seekers. AOCAV also requests the governments of the Western countries as well as international organizations to continue interfering in this matter so that the safety and security of the arrested Oromo refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya could be ensured.Sincerely,Yadata SabaPresident,
Australian Oromo Community in Victoria Australia120 Race course Rd
Flemington, VIC 3031P.O.BOX 2123
Footscray VIC 3011Tel + 61 412 795 909
Tel +61 422 869 709Email: ocaustralia@gmail.com
Website: www.oromocommunity.org.au
Gadaa.com: Oromo & Oromia » Safeguarding the Rights of Oromo Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kenya
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Panel discussion: on the Integrated Regional Development Plan

Panellists Temam Batee Head of Foreign Affairs for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Kumsa Burayou (the former Editor-In-Chief of Madda Walabu magazine) and Tsegaye Regassa (the former Senior Lecturer at Addis Ababa University and PhD Candidate at University of Melbourne Law School), talk about the university students protest against the “Integrated Regional Development Plan” (AKA Addis Ababa Master Plan) in Ethiopia.

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/ethiopian-journalist-branded-terrorist-and-locked-18-years-wins-2014-golden-pen-freedom

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.themusichutch.com/listen-song/sbo-waxabajjii-04-bara-2014/128252/

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.oromiamedia.org/2014/05/omn-qophiilee-caamsaa-24-2014/

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WBEZ’s Worldview: Oromo students fight for land rights – Oromo Activists Kadiro Elemo and Seenaa Jimjimo Speak to the Chicago Public Radio

https://soundcloud.com/wbez-worldview/ethiopias-oromo-students-fight-for-land-rights

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tooxiccoRu8

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Musical Arrangement: Oromo Students Movement – #OromoProtests

Discussion on ‪#‎OromoProtests‬ with former and current IOYA presidents … tune in here for all locations: http://tunein.com/radio/KTNF-950-s31969/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjW32C_4VS0

http://www.oromoliberationfront.org/sbo.html

http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/audio/Audio/405430.html

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/ragabaa/rso-gabaasa-diddaa-oromiyaa?sp_redirected=true#_=_

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Mammaaksa Oromoo & the Making of African Philosophy: Converting Knowledge to Wisdom in Traditional African Oromo Society August 17, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Ancient Egyptian, Ateetee (Siiqqee Institution), Black History, Chiekh Anta Diop, Kemetic Ancient African Culture, Language and Development, Meroetic Oromo, Muscians and the Performance Of Oromo Nationalism, Oromia, Oromian Voices, Oromo, Oromo Artists, Oromo Culture, Oromo First, Oromo Identity, Oromo Music, Oromo Nation, Oromo Proverbs (Mammaaksa Oromoo), Philosophy and Knowledge, Qubee Afaan Oromo, Safuu: the Oromo moral value and doctrine, The Goddess of Fecundity, Wisdom.
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Mamaaks tokko dubbii fida tokko dubbii fixa. 
One proverb gives rise to a point of discussion and another ends it.
Malli garaa sijira bokkuun arka sijira. 
Wisdom is in your mind, “bokkuu” is in your hand.
True Knowledge is wisdom.  The Oromo value wisdom to the highest degree: ‘Rather than to be kissed  by foolish man, I prefer to slapped by  a wise man.’ How is true knowledge acquired?  The Oromo proverbs  answers: By inference, by study, through suffering, by moulding another person, by heart. ‘  One who does not  understand  an inference  will never  understand  the thing as it is.. …  But the great school of knowledge is  experience, long life and old age. … The Oromo proverb  offers  no definition of  knowledge; they are not interested so much in nature of knowledge  as the type of knowledge  they propose  as  a model for  man-in-society, and  it is clearly  a knowledge  obtained through  experience through proximity  to the object, as ‘the calf  is known by the enclosure to have become a bull.’ See  Claud Summer, Ph.D., Dr.h.c (1995), Oromo Wisdom Literature,  Volume I , Proverbs Collection and Analysis.
The traditional Oromo society has been predominately in oral literate. Thus, in all aspects of their life, orality

prevails. Historical, cultural, and political pieces of information go across generations and among the people mainly oral. Information is transmitted from father to son and from person to person in common sayings, folktales, proverbs, oral poetry, riddles etc. Mammaksaa (proverbs) are also used as a medium of transmission of socio- cultural information (Customs, beliefs, norms, moral codes etc.) from elders to the youth and among the people in the present times.

Mammaaksaa ( proverbs) are considered to be the wit and wisdom of elderly people. They are mainly uttered by elders. In other words, conversations among elders in any occasion are rich in proverbial sayings. Thus, the use of proverbs is more frequent in social and cultural occasions where participants are elderly people. The study of Gujii Oromo demonstrates that:

In the contexts of Ebbisaa, elders utter proverbs to each other. Two or more elders may use proverbs in a rapid succession in conversations. In such contexts, the speaker may not give elaborations or explanations of the meanings of proverbs. This is because, all participants in such conversations are elderly people; therefore, are expected to be conversant with the linguistic and cultural information required to understand the meanings of the proverbs. Sometimes, an elder calls attention of listeners (attendants) to a proverb performance by using phrases like mee nadhagay (listen to me), Kun dhuga (this is true) e.t.c and another elder validates the performance by restating the proverb or quoting another proverb with similar meaning.  However, in the contexts of Gumii Ganda, elders utter proverbs to those younger than them. Here, two or more elderly people speak to a younger person with the purpose of informing, admonishing, encouraging, praising criticizing, advising him/her. In this situation, proverbs appear at widely separated intervals; their meanings and their relevance to a topic of discussion are usually made clear. See http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://etd.aau.edu.et/dspace/bitstream/123456789/588/1/TADESSE%2520JALETA.pdf

Makmaaksa Oromoo (Oromo proverbs):

Abba hin qabdu akaakyuuf boochi
Abbaa iyyu malee ollaan namaa hin birmatu
Abbaan damma nyaateef ilma hafaan hin mi’aawu
Abbaatu of mara jedhe bofti hantuuta liqimsee
Abjuun bara beelaa buddeena abjoota
Addaggeen hamma lafa irra ejjettu nama irra ejjetti
Afaan dubbii bare bulluqa alanfata
Afaan gaariin afaa gaarii caala
Afaanii bahee gooftaa namaa ta’a
Akka madaa qubaa, yaadni garaa guba
Akka abalun sirbaan boquu nama jallisa
Akkuma cabannitti okkolu
Akukkuun yeroo argate dhakaa cabsa
Alanfadhuuti gara fira keetti garagalii liqimsi
ama of komatu namni hin komatu
Amartiin namaa hin taane quba namaa hin uriin
Ana haa nyaatuun beela hin baasu
Ani hin hanbifne, ati hin qalbifne
arrabni lafee hin qabdu lafee nama cabsiti
Asiin dhihoon karaa nama busha
“Aseennaa natu dide, kennaa warratu dide otoo nabutanii maal ta’a laata”,jette intalli haftuun
Badduun fira ishee yoo hamattee, baddubaatuun niiti ishee hamatti
Bakkka oolan irra bakka bulan wayya
Bakka kufte osoo hin taane, bakka mucucaatte bari
Balaliitee balaliite allaattiin lafa hin hanqattu
Bara dhibee bishaan muka namatti yaaba
Bara fuggisoo harreen gara mana, sareen gara margaa
Barri gangalata fardaati
Beekaan namaa afaan cufata malee hulaa hin cufatu
Biddeena nama quubsu eelee irratti beeku
Billaachi otoo ofii hin uffatiin dhakaatti uffisti
Bishaan gu’a gahe nama hin nyaatiin, namni du’a gahe si hin abaariin
Bishaan maaltu goosa jennaan waan achi keessa jiru gaafadhu jedhe
Bishingaan otoo gubattuu kofalti
Boru hin beekneen qad-bukoon ishee lama
Boftii fi raachi hanga ganni darbutti wal faana jiraattu
Bulbuluma bulbuli hangan dhugu anuu beeka
Buna lubbuuf xaaxa’u warri naa tolii kadhatu
Cabsituun tulluu amaaraatiin giraancee jetti
Citaan tokko luqqaasaniif manni hin dhimmisu
Dabeessa uleen (jirmi) shani
Daddaftee na dhungateef dhirsa naa hin taatu jette sanyoon
Dawaa ofii beekan namaa kudhaamu
Deegan malee waqayyo hin beekani
dhalli namaa otoo nyaattu diida laalti
Dhirsi hamaan maaf hin nyaatiin jedha niitii dhaan
Dhirsaa fi niitiin muka tokko irraa muramu
Dugda hin dhungatan, hunda hin dubbatani
Durbaa fi jiboota garaa gogaa lenjisu
Iyyuuf bakkeen naguma, dhiisuuf laphee na guba
Dhuufuun waliin mari’atanii dhuufan hin ajooftu
Diimina haaduun nyaatani,diimaa arrabaan nyaatu
Dinnichi bakka gobbitetti hordaa cabsiti
Doqnaa fi garbuu sukkuumanii nyaatu
Du’aan dhuufaa jennaan kan bokoke dhiisaa jedhe
Dubbii baha hin dhorkani galma malee
Dubbii jaarsaa ganama didanii galgala itti deebi’ani
Duulli biyya wajjinii godaansa
Eeboo darbatanii jinfuu hin qabatani
Edda waraabessi darbee sareen dutti
Fagaatan malee mi’aa biyyaa hin beekani
Farda kophaa fiiguu fi nama kophaa himatu hin amaniin
Firri gara firaa jennaan kal’een gara loonii jette
Foon lafa jira allaatti samii irraa wal lolti
foon lakkayi jennaan rajijjin tokko jedhe
fokkisaan nama qabata malee nama hin kadhatu
Fuula na tolchi beekumsi ollaa irraa argamaa jette intalli
Gaangeen abbaan kee eenyu jennaan eessumni koo farda jette
Gaangoonn haada kutte jennaan oftti jabeessite jedhani
Gabaan fira dhaba malee nama dhabinsa hin iyyitu
Galaanni bakka bulu hin beekne dhakaa gangalchee deema
Gaalli yoom bade jennaan, gaafa morma dheeratu bade

Gama sanaa garbuun biile (asheete) jennan warra sodaanne malee yoom argaa dhabne jedhe  jaldeessi
Gamna gowomsuun jibba dabalachuu dha
Ganaman bahani waaqa jalaahin bahani
Gara barii ni dukkanaa’a
Garaa dhiibuu irra miila dhiibuu wayya
Garbittii lubbuuf walii gadi kaattu, warri qophinaafi se’u
Jaalalli allaatti gara raqaatti nama geessa
Gaashatti dhuufuun daalattii dha
Gogaa duugduun yoo dadhabdu saree arisaa kaati
Gola waaqayyoo itti nama hidhe lookoo malee ijaajju
Goomattuuf goommanni hin margu
Goondaan walqabattee laga ceeti
Gowwaa wajjin hin haasa’iin bakka maleetti sitti odeessa, karaa jaldeesaa hin hordofiin halayyaa nama geessa
Gowwaan ballessaa isaa irraa barat, gamni balleessaa gowwaa irraa barata
Gowwaan bishaan keessa ijaajjee dheebota
Gowwaan gaafa deege nagada
Gubattee hin agarre ibiddatti gamti
Guulaa hin bitiin jiilaa biti
Gowwaa kofalchiisanii, ilkee lakawu
Gowwaa fi bishaan gara itti jallisan deemu
Haadha gabaabduu ijoolleen hiriyaa seeti
haadha laalii intala fuudhi
Haadha yoo garaa beekan ilmoo jalaa qabani
Halagaa ilkaan adii, halangaan isaa sadi
Hanqaaquu keessa huuba barbaada
Haati ballaa (suuloo) ya bakkalcha koo jetti
Haa hafuun biyya abbaa ofiitti nama hanbisa
Haati hattuun intala hin amantu
Haati hattuun intala hin amantu
Haati kee bareeddi jennaan, karaa kana dhufti eegi jedhe
Habbuuqqaa guddinaaf hin quufani
Hagu dhiba jette sareen foksoo nyaatte
Hagu dhiba jette sareen foksoo nyaattee
Halagaa gaafa kolfaa fira gaafa golfaa

Hantuunni hadha ishee jalatti gumbii uruu bartii

Harka namaatiin ibidda qabaa hin sodaatani
Harki dabaruu wal dhiqxi
Harkaan Gudunfanii, Ilkaaniin Hiikkaa Dhaqu
Harree ganama badee, galgala kur-kuriin hin argitu
Harree hin qabnu, waraabessa wajjin wal hin lollu
Kan harree hin qabne farda tuffata
Harreen nyaattu na nyaadhu malee bishaan ol hin yaa’u jette waraabessaan
Harreen yoo alaaktu malee yoo dhuuftu hin beektu
Hidda malee xannachi hin dhiigu
Hidda mukaa lolaan baaseetu, hidda dubbii farshoo (jimaa)n baase
Hidhaa yoo tolcha, gadi garagalchanii baatu

hin guddattuu jennaan baratu dhumee jedhe
Hiriyaa malee dhaqanii gaggeessaa malee galu
hiyyeessaf hin qalani kan qalame nyaata
Hoodhu jennaan diddeetu lafa keenyaan hatte
Hoolaan abbaa abdatte, diboo duuba bulchiti
Hoolaan gaafa morma kutan samii(waaqa) arkiti
Ija laafettiin durbaa obboleessaf dhalti
Ijoollee bara quufaa munneen ibidda afuufa
Ijoollee hamtuun yoo nyaataaf waaman ergaaf na waamu jettee diddi
Ijoolleen abaa ishee dabeessa hin seetu
Ijoolleen quufne hin jett, garaatu na dhukube jetti malee
Ijoolleen quufne hin jettu beerri fayyaa bulle hin jettu
Ijoolleen niitii fuute gaafa quuftu galchiti
Ijoollee qananii fi farshoo qomocoraa warratu leellisa
Ijoollee soressaa dhungachuun gabbarsuu fakkaatti
Ilkaan waraabessaa lafee irratti sodaatu
Ilmi akkoon guddiftu dudda duubaan laga ce’a
Intalli bareedduun koomee milaatiin beekamti
Intallii haati jajju hin heerumtu
Itti hirkisaan kabaa hin ta’u
Ittiin bulinnaa sareen udaan namaa nyaatti
Jaamaan boru ijji keen ni banamti jennaan, edana akkamitin arka jedhe
Jaarsi dhukuba qofaa hin aaduu, waan achisutu garaa jira
Jaarsii fi qalqalloon guutuu malee hin dhaabatu
Jabbiin hootu hin mar’attu
Jaalalli jaldeessa yeroo fixeensaa garaa jalatti, yeroo bokkaa dugda irratti nama baatti
Jaalala keessa adurreen ilmoo nyaatti
Jaalalli allaatti gara raqaatti nama geessa
Jarjaraan re’ee hin horu
Jarjaraan waraabessaa gaafa ciniina
Jibicha korma ta’u elmaa irratti beeku
Jiraa ajjeesuun jalaa callisuu dha
Kadhatanii galanii weddisaa hin daakani
Kan abbaan gaafa cabse halagaan gatii cabsa

Kan abbaan quba kaa’e oromi(namni, halagaan) dhumdhuma kaa’a
Kan afaanii bahee fi kan muccaa bahehin deebi’u
Kan bishaaan nyaate hoomacha qabata
Kan citaa qabaa tokko namaa hin kennine mana bal’isii gorsiti
Kan dandeessu dhaan jennaan gowwaan galee nitii dhaane Adaamiin ollaa hagamsaa jiru bara baraan boo’aa jiraata
Kan gabaa dhagahe gowwaan galee niitii dhokse
Kan hanna bare dooluutu sosso’a
Kan hordaa natti fiiges, kan haaduun natti kaates bagan arge jette saani du’uuf edda fayyitee booda
Kan humnaan lafaa hin kaane yaadaan Sudaanitti nagada
Kan ilkaan dhalchu kormi hin dhalchu
Kan namni nama arabsi irr, kan abbaan of arabsutu caala
Kan of jaju hin dogoggoru
Kan quufe ni utaala, kan utaale ni caba
Kan tolu fidi jennaan, sidaama biyya fide
Kan tuffatantu nama caala, kan jibbanitu nama dhaala
Kan tuta wajjin hin nyaanne hantuuta wajjin nyaatti
Kan waaqni namaa kaa’e cululleen hin fudhattu
Karaa foolii nun hin jedhani jette wacwacoon
Karaan baheef maqaan bahe hin deebi’u
Karaan sobaan darban, deebi’iitti nama dhiba
Karaa dheeraa milatu gabaabsa, dubbii dheeraa jaarsatu gabaabsa
Karaa fi halagaatu gargar nama baasa
Keessummaan waan dhubbattu dhabde mucaa kee harma guusi jetti
Keessummaan lolaa dha abbaatu dabarfata
Keessa marqaa boojjitootu beeka
Kijiba baranaa manna dhugaa bara egeree wayya
Kokkolfaa haati goota hin seetu
Kormi biyya isaatti bookkisu biyya namaatti ni mar’ata
Kursii irra taa’anii muka hin hamatani
Lafa rukuchuun yartuu ofiin qixxeessuu dha
Lafa sooriin du’e baataatu garmaama
Lafaa fuudhuutti ukaa nama bu’a

Lafti abdatan sanyii nyaatee namni abdatan lammii nyaate
Laga marqaa jennaan ijoolleen fal’aanaan yaate
Lama na hin suufani jette jaartiin qullubbii hattee
Leenci maal nyaata jennaan, liqeeffatte jedhe, maal kanfala jennaan, eenyu isa gaafata jedhe
Lilmoon qaawwaa ishee hin agartu, qaawwaa namaa duuchiti
Lukkuun(hindaaqqoon) haatee haateealbee ittiin qalan baafti
Maa hin nyaatiin jedha dhirsi hamaan
Maal haa baasuuf dhama raasu
Mammaaksi tokko tokko dubbii fida tokko tokko dubbii fida
Mana haadha koon dhaqa jettee goraa bira hin darbiin
Mana karaa irra kessumaatu itti baayyata
Manni Abbaan Gube Iyya Hin Qabu
Maraataa fi sareen mana ofii hin wallalani
Maraatuun jecha beektu, waan jettu garuu hin beektu
Marqaa afuufuun sossobanii liqimsuufi
Marqaan distii badaa miti, irri ni bukata, jalli ni gubata
Marxoon otoo fiiganii hidhatan otuma fiiganii nama irraa bu’a
Mataa hiyyaassaatti haaduu baru
Midhaan eeguun baalatti hafe
Mucaa keetiin qabii mucaa koo naa qabi jettehaati mucaa
Muka jabana qabu reejjiitti dhibaafatu
Morkii dhaaf haaduu liqimsu
Nama foon beeku sombaan hin sobani
Namni akka fardaa nyaatu, gaafa akka namaa nyaate rakkata
Namni beela’e waan quufu hin se’u
Namni dhadhaa afaan kaa’an, dhakaa afaan nama kaa’a
Namni gaafa irrechaa duude, sirba irreechaa sirbaa hafa
Namni guyyaa bofa arge halkan teepha dheessa
Namni hudduu kooban galannii isaa dhuufuu dha
Namni mana tokko ijaaru citaa wal hin saamu
Namni nama arabsu nama hin faarsu
Namni badaan bakka itti badutti mari’ata
Namni gabaabaan otoo kabaja hin argatiin du’a
Namni qotiyyoo hin qabne qacceen qalqala guutuu dha
Nama kokkolfaa nama miidhuu fi bokkaan aduu baasaa roobu tokko
Niitiin dhirsaaf kafana
Niitiin marii malee fuudhan marii malee baati
Niitiin afaan kaa’aami’eeffatte yoo kabaluuf jedhan afaan banti
Nitaati jennaan harree qalle, hin tatuu jennaan harree ganne, qoricha jennaan isuma iyyuu dhaqnee dhabne
Obboleessa laga gamaa mannaa gogaa dugduu(faaqqii) ollaa ofii wayya
Obsaan aannan goromsaa dhuga
Obsan malee hn warroomani
Ofii badanii namaa hin malani
Of jajjuun saree qarriffaan udaani

Ofi iyyuu ni duuti maaliif of huuti
Ofii jedhii na dhugi jedhe dhadhaan
Okolee diddu okkotee hin diddu
Ollaa araban jira akkamittin guddadha jette gurri
Ollaan akkam bultee beeka, akkatti bule abbaatu beeka
Ollaafi garaan nama hin diddiin
Ollaa fi kateen nama xiqqeessiti
Ol hin liqeessiin horii keetu badaa, gadi hin asaasiin hasa’aa keetu bushaa’a
Otoo beeknuu huuba wajjin jette sareen
Otoo garaan tarsa’e jiruu, darsa tarsa’eef boossi
Otoo farda hin bitiin dirree bite
Otoo fi eegeen gara boodaati
Otoo garaan dudda duuba jiraate, qiletti nama darbata
Otoo sireen nama hin dadhabiin tafkii fi tukaaniin nama dadhabdi
Qaalluun kan ishee hin beektu kan namaa xibaarti
Qaban qabaa hin guunnee gad-lakkisan bakkee guutti
Qabbanaa’u harkaan gubnaan fal’aanan
Qabanootuharkaa, hoo’itu fal’aanaan
Qabeenyi fixeensa ganamaati
Qalloo keessi sibiila
Qalladhu illee ani obboleessa eebooti jette lilmoon
qaaqeen yoo mataan ishee marge bade jetti
Qarri lama wal hin waraanu
Qeesiinwaaqayyoo itti dheekkam, daawwitii gurgurtee harree bitatte
Qoonqoon darbu, maqaa hin dabarre nama irra kaa’a
Qoonqoon bilchina eeggattee, qabbana dadhabde
Qorichaofii beekan namaa kudhaamu
Qotee bulaa doofaan, miila kee dhiqadhu jennaa, maalan dhiqadha borus nan qota jedhe
Qurcii dhaan aboottadhu jennaan, qophoofneerra jedhe
Raadni harree keessa ooltedhuufuu barattee galti
Sa’a bonni ajjeese ganni maqaa fuudhe
Saddetin heerume jarjarrsaa akka baranaa hin agarre jette jaartiin, salgaffaa irratti waraabessi bunnaan
Salphoo soqolatte soqolaa gargaaru
Saree soroobduun afaan isheef bukoo ykn. dudda isheef falaxaa hin dhabdu
Sabni namatti jiguu irra gaarri (tulluun) namatti jiguu wayya
Sareen duttu nama hin ciniintu
Sanyii ibiddaa daaraatu nama guba
Sareen warra nyaattuuf dutti
Seenaa bar dhibbaa baruuf bardhibba jiraachuun dirqama miti
Shanis elmamu kudhanis, kan koo qiraaciitti jette adurreen
Sirbituu aggaammii beeku
Sii uggum yaa gollobaa, anaafoo goommani ni dorroba inni gurr’uu soddomaa jette jaartiin horii ishee gollobaan fixnaan
Sodaa abjuu hriba malee hin bulani
Soogidda ofiif jettu mi’aayi kanaachi dhakaa taata
Sombaaf aalbee hin barbaadani
Suphee dhooftuun fayyaa gorgurtee, cabaatti nyaatti
Taa’anii fannisanii dhaabatanii fuudhuun nama dhiba
Takkaa dhuufuun namummaa dh, lammmeessuun harrummaadha
Tikseen dhiyootti dhiifte fagootti barbaacha deemti
Tiksee haaraan horii irraa silmii buqqisaa oolti
Tokko cabe jedhe maraataan dhakaa gabaatti darbatee
tokko kophee dhabeetu booha, tokko immoo miila dhabee booha
Tufani hin arraabani
Udaan lafatti jibban funyaan nama tuqa
Ulee bofa itti ajjeesan alumatti gatu
Ulee fi dubbiin gabaabduu wayya
Ulfinaa fi marcuma abbaatu of jala baata
Waa’een garbaa daakuu fi bishaani
Waan ergisaa galu fokkisa
Waan jiilaniin kakatu
Waan kocaan kaa’e allaattiin hin argu
Waan namaa kaballaa malee hin quufani
Waan samii bu’e dacheen baachuu hin dadhabu
Waan uffattu hin qabdu haguuggatee bobbaa teessi
Waan warri waarii hasa’aan, Ijoolen waaree odeesiti
Wadalli harree nitii isaa irraa waraabessa hin dhowwu
Wal-fakkaattiin wal barbaaddi
Wali galan, alaa galan
Wallaalaan waan beeku dubbata, beekaan waan dubbatu beeka
Waaqaaf safuu jette hindaaqqoon bishaan liqimsitee
Warra gowwaa sareen torba
Waraabessi bakka takkaa nyaatetti sagal deddeebi’a
Waraabessi biyya hin beekne dhaqee gogaa naa afaa jedhe
Waraabessi waan halkan hojjete beekee guyyaa dhokata
Yaa marqaa si afuufuun si liqimsuufi
Yoo ala dhiisan mana seenan, yoo mana dhiisan eessa seenan
Yoo boora’e malee hin taliilu
Yoo ejjennaa tolan darbatanii haleelu
Yoo iyyan malee hin dhalchanii jedhe korbeesi hoolaa kan re’eetiin
Yoo suuta ejjetan qoreen suuta nama waraanti
yoo dhaqna of jaalatan fuula dhiqatu
Yoo namaa oogan eelee jalatti namaa marqu
yoo ta’eef miinjee naa taata jette intalli

 

 

 

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Qawwee dhufe dubbin dhufe
When an Amhara came, a problem came
Yaraadha jennaan kan nadheen dhiitu.
A bad man is he who kicks a woman.
Abbaan waraanaa dubbii waaraana dubbata. 
A leader of war talks about war.
Olkaa’an fuudhan malee olka’an hinfudhan. 
One takes tomorrow what he/she puts by today.
Mataa malee balbala hinbaan. 
Head goes through a door before the other parts of the body.
Mana ofii dhakaa itti baatan. 
One carries a stone in his home.
Nama duloometu waa hima. 
It is an elderly person who tells something.
Nama dubbiin nama dhibe cal’dhisan dhiban. 
When a person troubles you with a disappointing word, trouble him with silence.
Beekaan afaan cufata malee balbala hincufatu. 
A wise man shuts his mouth, but not his door.
Kan suuta deemu qoraatiin suuta seent.
A thorn slowly gets into the body of a person who walks slowly.
Dhugaan ganama huqqattee galgala gabbatti.
Truth looks thin in the morning but grows fat in the evening.
Dhugaan niqallatti malee hincabdu. 
Although it is thin, truth doesn’t break.
Cubbuun dura furdifte booda qallisti. 
Sin makes someone plump at first and emaciated later.
Cubbuun takka tratii takka dhaqabdi.
Sin goes slowly but reaches timely.
Nama abbaa jedhaniin obboo hinjedhan. 
One doesn’t call someone “brother” after he has called him “father”.
Nama sobatanu hinsobanu. 
One doesn’t lie to a person he/she likes.
Durba qaban qabaa qaddi.
Abusing a girl is calling for a problem.
Mukiti Lubbu, lubbuu hinuban. 
Trees are life, one doesn’t harm life.
Qoosa ilaa jettee ballan.
Don’t be careless to an eye said a blind person.
Garibicha lubbuuf dheechu, Ormi jabina jaja. 
While a slave runs to save his life, observers appreciate his strength.
Bultiin bultuma akka itti bule abbaatu beeka. 
Life appears to be similar, but only individuals know how they live.
Namni iyyoome takka lafa reeba, takka nama reeba. 
A poor person, sometimes beats the ground, and at other times persons.
Okkoteen Waaqa hinbeekne eelee bishan kadhatti.
A pot that doesn’t know God, begs “eelee”for water.
Madaan hiyyeessaa madaa bineensaati. 
The wound of a poor person is the wound of a beast.
Maali maqnee” jette sareen jaamaa sagal dhalte. 
“What’s our sin” said a bitch after giving birth to nine blind pups.
Garaan gadde imimmaan hinqusatu. 
A sad heart never lacks tear.
Manni abbaan gube abbaa hube. 
A house burnt by its owner harms the owner himself.
Dhibeen finyaan qabe hidhii hinanqatu. 
A disease that has infected the nose doesn’t fail to reach the lips.
Nama gurraan du’erra nama lubbuun du’e wayya. 
A person who lost his life is better than a person whose name is
spoiled.
Namin ulfina hinbenne ulfina hinfedhu. 
A person who doesn’t know the value of respect doesn’t need respect.
Of beektuun sooda lagatti.
A boastful person abstains from salt.
Odeessaan oduu yakka dhuufuun hirriba yakka. 
A talkative person distorts information as fart disrupts sleep.
Namin ofiif hintolle ormaaf hintolu. 
A person who can’t help himself can’t help others.
Odoo kolfatuu ulfooftee gaafa daya booche. 
She conceived while laughing and cried during labour.
“Waan hinjirree hinjirtu,”jedhan.
It is said, “nothing is new”.
Warri Badu Walhinbadadu. 
A discordant family doesn’t care for its members.
Warri horu wallirra hingoru. 
Members of a concordant family care for each other.
Dubbiin dubbii fida. 
A vicious word gives rise to another vicious word.
Madaa hamtuu fayyan malee jecha hamtuu hinfayyan. 
Bad wound does heal but bad word doesn’t.
Namin nama abaaru nama hinfaarsu. 
A person with scoffing tongue doesn’t praise.
Allaatiin waan lafaaf lafatti waliloolt.
Hawks quarrel on the ground for something on the ground.
Bubbeef bara hamaa guguufan bayani.
One goes by wind and hard time by bowing down.
Baraaf furgugoo gadijedhan dabarfatan. 
One lets the passage of time and furgugoo (a thrown stick) by bowing
down.
Bara Baraan dabarsan. 
A time passes after a time.
Keessummaan akka warri bulutti bulti. 
A guest sleeps in a manner the host sleeps.
Madda bu’anii Jiidha hinlagatan. 
After coming to stream, exposing oneself to damp is inevitable.
Lafa ilaalanii muka dhaabani. 
One plants a tree after observing the ground.
Karaaf dubbii arganuu dhiisan. 
One turns back from road and dubbii (abnormal speech) observing them.
Karaa malee deemuun laga nama bulcha.
Going on a wrong way makes someone face a problem.
areen qaroon untee qadaaddi. 
A wise dog covers a container after drinking what it contains.
Waraana jannatti dheessanii dubbii qarootti dheesssanii.
As war is prevented by a patriot; a problematic case is solved by a
wise man.
Hantuunni boolla lamaa daftee hinduutu. 
A rat, which has two holes, lives long.
Kan farade dhabe harreen garmaama. 
Someone who doesn’t have a horse rides on a donkey.
Aanaan reeffatti aana. 
A person stays close to a dead body of his relative.
Ollaaf aduutti gadi bahan. 
One comes out to the sun and his neighbour.
Ballaan fira qabu ila qaba. 
A blind person who has relatives can see.
Kophaa dhiqanii xurii hinbaasan. 
By washing alone, one can’t avoid dirt.
Kophaa nyaattuun qophaa duuti. 
A person who eats alone dies alone.
Harki nyaate nama hinnyaatu. 
A hand that has been helped doesn’t refuse to help others.
Harkaan harka fuudhan. 
One receives a hand by his hand.
Nama jaalatan bakka rafisan hindhaban.
One doesn’t lack a bed for a person whom he loves.
Laga malee garaan walittinyaa’u. 
Without a course, hearts may not come to each other.
Marii’ atan malee maraatan biyya hinbulchan. 
It is possible to administer people by discussion but not by force.
Warri marii qabu dibicha qalata warri marii hinqanne raadaa
qalata. 
A concordant family slaughter a young bull while a discordant
one slaughters a heifer.
Nama mannatti walii galetuu alaa waliin gala. 
People who agree with each other at home can come back
home together.

Mammaaksota Dubartootaa Oromoo

1.     Heeruma dharraanee(hawwinee) heerumnaan rarraane (rakkannee)

2.     Asuu oolle jette tan heerumaaf muddamte”

3.     Takkattii qayyannee taduraa hanqannee  ykn takkaa qayyannee lukaa gubanne

4.     Bakka dhiiganii hin fiigan.

5.     Kana muranii kamiin fincaayan jette haati manaa inni ofirraa mura jennaan.

6.     Kaanittuu abbaa argadhu jette haati intalaan.

7.     Intalti ariifattuun haadha ciniinsuubarsiifti

8.     Akka beekutti dhalaa(dahaa) nadhiisaa jette intalti harka namaa diddu

9.     Sirbaaf bayanii morma hin dhofatan jettee intalti waa hin saalfannee.

10.  Akka ebaluutti sirbaan morma nama jallifti jette intalti qalbii qabdu.

11.  Mucaa deenna malee mucaa hin geennu jette intalti of tuffatte.

12.  Wol  akkeessee ollaan marqa balleesse jette intalti ofiin bultun .

13.  Akka aadaa teennaa gaara gubbaa baanee teenna jedhe harmi dubartootaa.

14.  Ati baldi ta dhiirsa ka’imaa jette intalti abbaan manaa isii jaarsaa.
(Baldu : ashuu,qoosuu,taphachuu, busheesuu)

15.  Har’allee moo jette haati ijoolleen beelofne (shoomofne) jennaan isiin bakka cidhaatii quuftee waan galteef

16.  Ani ufiif hin jennee, mucaan keessan ka hangafaa sun fuudha hin geennee? jette intalti mucaa kajeelte.

17.  Soddaa fi dayma hin duudhatan.

18.  Osoo dhukubsataan jiru, fayyaalessi du’a.

19.  Ana bakki na dhukubu asii mitii maraafuu bakkuma gooftaan kiyya jedhe san kooba jette bookeen.

20.  Makkitu malee makkaa hin hajjan

(Makkitu : naamaaf mijooftu/mijaa’u)

21.  Akka dida’aa fi akka didanaatti na galchi

22.  Daalun xaraan kaanu tara.

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Tokko Jennee, lama Jenna jedhuu Oromoon.

First you say “one” then you can say “two”.

Mila mataa hoo’qu.

The feet scratching the head.

Dubbin dubbii fida, mammaaksi dubbii fixa.

Trouble will only bring trouble, but a proverb can end troubles.

 

Qeeransa eegee hin qaban qaban hin gadhiisiin.

Don’t grab leopard’s tail. If you do, don’t let go.

 

Beekan namaa afaan cufata malee hulaa hin cufatu.

A wise man shut his mouth, not his door.

 

Gaariin mudaa hin’dhabu jedhuu Oromoon.

Even a good person is not faultless.

 

Foon lafa bu’e huba malee hin’deebu jedhuu Oromoon.

If a piece of meat drops on the ground, it can never be picked up without particles of dust.

 

Arrabni lafee hin qabdu garuu lafee nama cabsiti jedhuu Oromoon.

The tongue has no bones, but it can break bones.

 

Luka lama qabaataniif, muka lama hin koran jedhuu Oromoon.

Just because you have two legs, it does not mean you can climb two trees.

 

 

Abbaan damma nyaateef ilma hafaan hin mi’aawu jedhuu Oromoon.

Just because the father eats honey it does not mean the son’s mouth is sweet.

 

Waaq nagaan nu oolche, nagaan nu haa bulchu. Kan nagaan nu bulche, nagaan nu haa oolchu.

God has given us a good day, may He also give us a good night. He that has given us a good night, may he also give us a good day.

 

Ariifataan hori gata jedhuu Oromoon.

One who hurries throws away money.

 

Gowwaan bara soorome nyaatee, bara deege nagada jedhuu Oromoon.

A foolish person eats when he is rich and trades when he is poor.

 

Dharraa fooni hancooteen hin’baasu jedhuu Oromoon

The craving from meat cannot be cured by eating a root plant.

 

 

Amali Hamadan abba rakkisa jedhuu Oromoon.

Evil habits give birth to problems.

 

 

Arrabni lafee hin qabdu garuu lafee nama cabsiti jedhuu Oromoon.

The tongue has no bones, but it can break bones.

 

Fagaara dhuufetu na’a jedhuu Oromoon.

A farting buttock is frantic.

 

 

It is easier to catch a flame using another’s hand.

Harka abbaa tokkotin ibidda qabbaachuun nama hindhibu jedhu Oromoon.

 

Jabbiin harree waliin oolte dhuufuu bartee galtii.

if only our tongues were made of glass,then we would be very careful when we speak!

 

Wal sobuu mannaa, wal gubuu Wayya jedhuu Oromoon.

Rather than lie to each other, it is better to fight it out.

 

Fardi harree wajjin oole, akka harree Nama dhiita jedhuu Oromoon.

The horse which grazes with a donkey kicks like a donkey.

 

Dubbii barbaacha sareen gabaa baate jedhuu Oromoon.

To look for trouble the dog goes to the market.

 

 

Qaalluun Kan bira himiti malee, kan shee hin beektu jedhuu Oromoon.

A soothsayer tells for another but does not know for themselves.

 

 

Sannyii Kan facaasantu marga jedhuu Oromoon.

What is sow will sprout.

 

Surree fi niitii wajjin kufuu jedhuu Oromoon.

Like the trousers fall together with the man, So the man falls together with his wife.

 

Gowwaan bara soorome nyaatee, bara deege nagada jedhuu Oromoon.

A foolish person eats when he is rich and trades when he is poor.

 

 

What God has preserved for the tortoise, the eagle can never take it.

Kan Waaqi qocaaf kaa’e, cululleen hin fudhattu jedhuu Oromoon.

 

Indaanqoon ka’a ganamfattee, gombisaa jala ooltin jedhuu Oromoon.

 

Though a chicken rises early, it spends the whole day under the grain store.

 

Harmatu lama malee, aannan tokkichuma jedhuu Oromoon.

There are two breasts but the milk is the same.

 

Qunceen wol gargaartee arba hiiti jedhuu oromoon.

A strip of bark united will tie an elephant.

 

 

Abbaa hinqabdu akaakayyuuf boosi jedhan.

He does not have a father so he cries for his grandfather.

 

Niitii waa lama jaallattu gabaa hin’basin jedhuu Oromoon.

Never send a woman who likes two things to the market.

 

Biyya goophoon baay’atutti isa ol jedhee deemutu fokkisa.

In the land of the hunchbacks those who walk upright look ugly.

 

Speaking gave me troubles, scratching gave me scabies.

Dubbannaan dubbii ta’e, hooqqannaan cittoo ta’e.

 

Silaa hinolu, kajeelaa dura waami.

Since he is going to come anyway, invite the freeloader first. (i.e. accept the inevitable).

 

Yaa marqaa, sii afuufuun, sii liqimsuufi jedhuu Oromoon.

Dear porridge, the reason why I blow when your hot is so that I can swallow you more easily.

 

Looni hinqabnu, hattuu jibba hindhaqnu, jedhe gowwaan.

We don’t have cattle, hence we don’t hate thieves, said the fool.

 

Utuu ani gaafaaf bohuu, gurra nakutani jette harreen.

While I cry for horns, they cut my ears said the donkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oromia Against the Tyranny of Ethiopia: A Generation, Fearless of Death and Detention, Will Crumble Mountains August 17, 2014

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A Generation, Fearless of Death and Detention, Will Crumble Mountains

By Firehiwot Guluma Tezera*

There is an Ethiopian saying, “one would lose what one has in the hand while reaching for more from the upper shelf.” While this selfish individual tries to get hold of more, what one has already have will be scattered all over the place. Lately, in the Habesha camp, fear has spread, and uneasiness has increased likewise.

Soothing, warnings, rebuking, and many others had been tried. Unfortunately, they try to tell us that the source of their problem is the national struggle of the Oromo people. In reality, the aim and goal of the struggle of the Oromo people is to get rid of authoritarian rulers, and thus, to achieve the right to self-determination for the Oromo people – based on international regulations and laws. The importance of the struggle is not only for the Oromo people, but for all peoples of the empire who are suffering under the colonial rule. So, the Oromo people trust in the united struggle of the oppressed peoples. The Oromo national movement will wedge, and has been wedging, joint struggles with forces of similar aims. In other ways, the Oromo people demonstrate peace in their cultural and administrative structures, and support fair unity. Fair unity helps the weak and stands for the oppressed. A good demonstration is the exemplary unity of the different ethnic groups living in today’s Oromiyaa – despite the numerous attempts by anti-Oromo groups to create rifts between the Oromo people and the other ethnic groups.

As the Oromo people – in their social lives and national struggle – respect the rules of human rights, by any measure, they are not threats to neighboring and same-region peoples; the information, which has been disseminated by groups wanting to re-instate the old system and TPLF jointly and independently, has turned out to be fake and false time and again.

The truth has been illustrated at various times by different individuals. But as long as those Oromo-phobic individuals who could not understand it give in, we must show and teach them theoretically and by action how the Oromo struggle has matured. Accordingly, the Oromo struggle has come a long way and has reached a stage where it cannot be averted; even though they are not going to like it, I would like to demonstrate through credible facts:

• By the sacrifices paid by its dear children, the Oromo Nation has been able to show to the whole world its country’s boundaries and its true history. By blood and bones of her children, our country Oromiyaa will be respected till eternity. This is the reality.

• The language and culture of Oromo people has been developing on solid foundation. Today Afan oromo has its own alphabets. Millions study, teach and do research by it. Medias with International audience broadcast by it. It has become language of literature. As this indicates that the struggle is nearing the end, we must take note.

• The Oromo people’s struggle has arrived at the generation which does not fear death, and which is ready to sacrifice for its dignity and for the sovereignty of Oromiyaa. This confirms all. As this reality has already been seen on the ground, there is no need for further explanations.

• The international community has not only understood, but forced to look for solutions about the arbitrary killings of the Oromo people. This is the fruit of the relentless struggle. Even if you don’t like it, you know the exact gist.

• Today, we have arrived at a historical chapter where the Oromo people have demonstrated that they will not crack by propaganda of anti-Oromo elements, and that they have stood together in unison for a common goal. This cooperation among all segments of the Oromo people has started to shake your power base – giving you high blood pressure as demonstrated by the recent uprising.

• As the Oromo national struggle consists of all options, Oromiyaan mountains, valleys and forests are witnessing strong military preparations. Accordingly, in May 2014 the Oromo Liberation Army has attacked enemy soldiers, and more than 200 soldiers have been put out of action. It has also confiscated a number of military equipment.

Overall, the Oromo people have scored important victories, and are mobilizing their human and material resources to claim the rest of their rights. So, are you trying to stop this visionary generation by imprisonment? Or trying to fool them through rebuke and fake words? To tell you the truth, that era has passed. Let me help you realize the truth. You can’t stop them. This is because you can’t stop a generation with a cause. The better way is to drop the old eyeglasses, which has twisted the truth, and straighten your views and live together. May God help you.

* Firehiwot Guluma Tezera: keetimdhufeera@yahoo.com

The Oromians Protest Ethiopia’s New Master Plan of Ethnic Cleansing against the Oromo in the Name of Development Expansion of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) August 16, 2014

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Wallagga, Anaa Giddaa Kiramuu Keessatti FDG Itti Fufe. Uummatnis Walgahii Wayyaanee Lagate

 

Hagayya 15, 2014 – Gabaasa Qeerroo – Giddaa Kiiramuu

Godina Wallaggaa aanaa Giddaa Kiiramuu keessatti FDG jabaachuudhaan itti fufe. Mootummaan wayyaanee uummata naannoo kanaa olola siyaasaan afaanfaajjessuuf walgahii waamtus uummatni gamtaan walgahii kana hafuun mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee waaroo qaanii uwwisee jira. Uummatni walgahii kana irratti argames nuti biyyi keenya Oromiyaadha, Ilmaan keenya ajjeefamaniif mootummaan wayyaanee itti gaafatamummaa haa fudhatu kan jedhuu fi kanneen kana fakkaatan gaaffiilee abbaa biyyummaa kaasaa kan oolan yoommuu tahu dabballootni wayyaanees gaaffii kana deebisuu dhabuudhaan baaraganii jiran. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo irratti daldala siyaasaa bara dheeraa gaggeessaa kan as gahe lamuu akka hin hojjennes Qeerroon Wallagga bahaa addeessee jira. #OromoProtests

- Qeerroo.org

 

 

 

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Godina Jimmaatti FDG jabaachaa jira, Mootummaan Wayyaanee waan qabdee gadhiistuu dhabuun sakkatta’insa seeraan alaan uummata shororkeessa jira

Gabaasa Qeerroo Jimmaa – Hagayya 9, 2014

Gaafa guyyaa Hagayyaa 7, 2014 Waaree booda irraa eegaluun sakkatta’insaa konkolaataa, taskii, fi bajaajiin illee utuu bira hin darbamiin guutummaa Magaalaa Jimmaa keessa poolisoota bobbaasuun sakkata’insaan uummata goolaa jirti.

Guyyaadhuma kana galgala keessa sa’aatii 12:00 irraatti mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa keessatti FDG barattoota barnoota gannaa barachaa jiraniin hiriirrii mormii barattoota hedduu ta’aniin sababiin guddaan hiriira kana mootummaan Wayyaanee bulchiinsa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaatti dhimma ba’uun hordoftoota Amantaa Kiristanaa Ortodoksiif nyaataa soomaa waan qopheessuu fi didaniin hordoftootni amantaa kiristana hundi mooraa Yuunibarsiitii jimmaa main campus keessatti hiriiruun hanga halkan sa’aa 1:00tti mirgii amantaa keenyaa nuuf haa kabajamuu jechuun mormii guddaa dageessisaniru. Godinicha keessatti erga FDG qabsiifamee mootummaan Wayyaanee raafama ulfataa fi kasaaraa siyaasaa keessa seenuun mirga lammiiwwanii sarbuu aadeeffate jira.

Waliigalatti mootummaan Wayyaanee erga gita bittaa habashootaa ammayyeessun aangoo biyyattii afaan qawweetiin qabatee eegalee hanga har’aati sodaa fi raafama irraa boqonnaa argatee hin beeku. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaane afaanin biyyattiin sirna mootummaa dimokiraatawaa fi tarsiimowaan geggeeffamti jechaa dhoksaan immoo ilmaan saba cunqurfamoo lubbuu waliin hallayyaatti darbachaa jira. Gochi bineensummaa Wayyaaneen guyyaa guyyaan dhala nama irratti dalagu kun immoo namoonnii wal tumsanii mirga isaanif akka qabsaa’an isaan taasisee jira. Keessattuu ilmaan Oromoo gabrummaa kana ofirraa mulqanii lafa kaa’uf murannoon hadheeffatanii sodaa tokko malee qabsootti akka seenaan taasisee jira. Haala kanaan yeroo amma kanatti guutummaan Godina Jimmaa uummaatni ija shakkiitiin akka ilaalamu ta’ee jira. Sabboontootni Oromoo Godina Jimmaa mirga keenya ofiin kabachiifachuuf bakka jirruu Qeerroo bilisummaa Oromoo cina dhaabbannee gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii gaggeeffamaa jiru bakka hundatti kaachisuun gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba jeennee FDG keessa qooda fudhachuu qabana jechuun dhaamsa waliif dabarsaa jiru.

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/10/godina-jimmaatti-fdg-jabaachaa-jira-mootummaan-wayyaanee-waan-qabdee-gadhiistuu-dhabuun-sakkattainsa-seeraan-alaan-uummata-shororkeessa-jirti-%E2%80%8F/

 

 

 

Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo qabsoo FDG mootummaa abbaa irree irratti gaggeessaa jiru jabeessuuf  haala yeroo irratti hunadaa’un ibsa qabxii 10 of jalaa qabu dabarse!!

Adoolessa  (July) 29,2014

Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo dhaabbilee barnoota Olaanoo walitti dhufuun haala yeroo irratti marii bal’aa gochuun rakkoo abbootiin irree uummata Oromoo irraan ga’aa jiranii fi turan ibsuun sirna EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO burkutaa’ee kufuuf jiru aangoo irra qaarisuuf qabsoo FDG jabeessuun furmaata ta’uu irratti walii galuun ibsa qabxii 10 baafachuun ilmaan Oromoo hundaaf waamicha gochuun marii haala yeroo irratti gaggeeffatne milkiin xummurachuu keenya ibsina.

Uummanni Oromoo qe’ee fi qabeenya isaa irratti kabaja namummaa fi abbummaa dhabuun mirga namoomaa fi dimookiraasii mootummaa abbaa irree Wayyaaneen (TPLF/EPRDF/ eega mulqamee waggaa 23faa lakaawwachaa jira. Qe’ee fi lafa isaa irratti itti dhukaafamee guyyaa saafaa ajjeefamaa jira. Qe’ee fi lafa gabbataa akaakilee fi abaabilee keenyaan eegamee as ga’e maqaa investimentii fi liiziin alagaa fi abbootii qabeenyaa aangowoo mootummaa ta’aniin afaan qawween dirqamanaii irraa buqqifamaa jiru. Qabeenyi tajaajila hawaasaaf kennan akka Hospitaalaa, Warshaalee gurguddoo, lafa albuuda qabuu fi kkf irratti gurguramaniiru.

Beektootni fi abbootiin qabeenya Oromoo Oromiyaa irratti Carraa investimentii fi hojii misooma garaagaraa dhorkatamuun biyya irra arii’atamaniiru.  Beektotni hayyootni Oromoo ani Oromoodha mirgi Oromoo kabajamuu qaba, roorroo fi hacuuccaan Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa jiru dhaabbachuu qaba jedhanii waan dubbatan qofaaf hoomaan waraanaa itti bobbaafamee kumootan kanneen lakka’aman rasaasan ajjeefamaniru, kumoota dhibbootan kanneen lakka’aman immoo mana hidhatti guuramuun dararaa ilma namaaf hin malleef saaxilamaniiru, hidhaa keessattis ajjeefamaniiru.  Mirgi barachuu irra kaafamee barattootni Oromoo hedduun barnoota irraa dhorkamaniiru.  Qoqqobbiin siyaasaa uummata Oromoo irra kaa’amee Oromoon akka baa’ina uummata isaa, Qabeenyaa isaa fi bal’ina lafa isaatti qoodannaa  aangoo, dinagdee, hawwaasummaa, Afaanii fi aadaa illee akka carraa hin arganneef ukkamsaan siyaasaa abbaa irree uummata keenya irra kaa’ame jira. Guutummaa ibsa kanaaf:- Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Adoolessa 29 2014

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/01/12880/

 

Finfinnee dubbadhu callisuun kee hin tollee

http://www.bilisummaa.com/dubbadhu-finfinnee-2/

 

The compelling story of the in Ambo, as narrated by Ernest Briggs; produced and released by the IOYA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E31gqU_fbpM

In order to raise global awareness about the protests and the imminent threat facing students who have been expelled from school and those imprisoned, the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) is launching a social media campaign. IOYA has prepared a short informative documentary that provides a summary of the protests to date. IOYA is also calling for the immediate release of thousands of Oromo students currently being held in detention and are likely to face torture for peacefully protesting against the Integrated Development Master Plan. The Ethiopian government’s continuous use of brutal force, arbitrary detentions, and torture to severely restrict freedom of expression and rights of citizens should be condemned. The campaign will call on various international human/governmental organizations to urge the Ethiopian government to release the students arrested and to refrain from expelling and abducting innocent students. To follow everything related to the social media campaign use #FreeOromoStudents

For More information follow the links below:https://twitter.com/IOYAnetwork
https://www.facebook.com/IOYANetwork?…

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMhoXa2_Lbg

 

 

Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaaa Midaqenyii Keessatti Uumanni Oromoo Walgahii Dabballoota Wayyaanee Lagachuu Irraan Yakkaman

(Gabaasaa: Adoolessa 17, 2014) – Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Midaa Qanyii keessattitti FDG uummataan jabaachuu irraan uummanni walga’ii dabballoota Wayyaanee balaaleffachuun lagate.

Aanaa Midaqenyi keessatti walgahiilee dabballoonni Wayyaanee yaaman akka uumanni irratti hin argatne taasisuun diddaa mootummaa irratti kakaaftaniittu sababaa jedhuun Oromoota sabboonoo ta’anii aanaa kana keessatti argaman mana hidhaa buusan.

Haala kanaan nama hidhaa poolisa aanaa Midaaqenyii keessatti guyyaa gaafa Adoolessa 15,2014 irraa kaasee hidhamanii kanneen jiran keessaa:-

1. Barsiisaa Addunyaa Maammoo,
2. Obboo Sisaayi Lammeessaa,
3. Jifaree Masfiin kasseeta eebbisaa sirbisiifte jechuun qabaman,
3. Obboo Takkalaa kannee jedhaman kan keessatti argaman badii tokko malee hidhamanii jiraachuu Qeerroon gabaasa.

Kana malees mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee Aanaa Midaaqanyii ganda Goodaa Galaanitti dabbaloota basaasa isaa bobbaasuun uummata samsiisa jira. haala kanaan dabballootni Wayyaaneef ergamuun qabeenya uumataa gaaffii tokko malee saamuu fi malaamaltummaan uumata rakkisaa kanneen jiran keessaa:-

1. Darajjee Nagarii,
2. Tasfaayee Shuumaa kanneen jedhaman yeroo amma kana mootummaa

Wayyaanee amanamaa ta’uunn uummata saamaa jiru. Akkasitti hanga ammaa Oromoonni qabeenya irraa samamanii jiran keessaa:-

1. Obboo Qixxumaa Abdiisaa,
2. Obboo Hirphasaa Bargaaga kanneen qabeenyaan isaanii duraa saamame yoo ta’an uummaanni yeroo amma kanatti mootummaan Wayyaanee waggaa 23 guutuu qorqee nu nyaachaa ture kanaan booda nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba jechuun sirnicha balaaleffachuu itti fufanii jiru.

Qeerroo.org

THE ADDIS ABABA MASTER PLAN IS A PLAN TO MASSACRE AND DISAPPEAR THE OROMO PEOPLE

By Yunus Abdellah Ali | July 14, 2014

Why the Oromo students decided to sacrifice their life against AAMP of the brutal dictator government of Ethiopia? The AAMP is the core issue of the complete oromo struggle.So it is the question of life and death for the whole oromo population. Millions of oromo s have been massacred by the emperor Minilik, emperor Haileselase, Derg, and TPLF for more than 120 years. But our oromo elders paid their life, their bones, their blood to bring a lot of achievements in the oromo struggle,and they did it. We have achieved some of the fruit of our elders struggle. We have regained the name Oromia for our land, oromo for our people, Afaan Oromoo for our language, our culture, in general we have gained our identity by the blood of oromo freedom fighters with an unforgettable dream of regaining our unique system of governance the Gadaa system.

But recently we the qube generation is facing one of the biggest challenge ever in the middle road of journey to freedom,that is the Addis Ababa Master Plan (AAMP). This plan is the plan that will take all of our achieved rights by our past struggles. So the qube generation is decided to protest against this AAMP in many parts of the world especially in the Ethiopian universities and high schools .This protest is not simply a protest, it the question of life and death,we qube generation are not only protest against this illegal plan, but also we will defend our land from being sold even if we continue being killed by the brutal Ethiopian government.

The Oromia students protest is the life costing struggle for the question of life and death.
The dictator Ethiopian government is expanding Finfine , This means, the Weyanes want to expand from the center of Oromia and taking the the oromo land in to their federal territory.
The AAMP going to take away our rights we gained through our years struggle with the blood of oromo elders. So that this master plan obviously is not about investment but it is about disappearing of the oromo people.this master plan is targeted directly towards the struggle of the oromo people ,which affects the oromo people directly in a lot of ways.

The current federal language amharic will expand again,in other words the working language of Oromia is going to be amharic based on long term expansion.Once the late prime minister Meles said that he will eliminate the dominance of oromo population in terms of number and the land. That is why the TPLF government have massacred the oromo people in different parts of Oromia and now displacing thousands of oromo farmers from their land. As he already said, in long term, the oromo people will be weak financially, small in number with out unity, and will be eliminated . But we oromo youngsters know that we can’t let our land to to be sold to the investors or government based NGO s even if it costs us our lives.

The Ethiopian government has been displaced many oromo farmers in eastern shewa, western side of Finfine in the name investment. For example in Oromia region in the areas of Zuway , Holeta, and other places there are flower farming. That farm is toxic naturally. And release a lot of toxic chemicals in to the soil kills the soil nutrient for 100 years,so the oromo farmers around that area have died by drinking toxic water that flows from those toxic soil to the lakes and rivers around, the release of chemical dusts from the local industries to the river. Many industries in Oromia release such toxic fluids in to the river of oromo farmers using for drinking water.

In conclusion the Addis Ababa Master Plan is not planned for investment but for elimination of the oromo nation one of the nation in Africa. This master plan is a plan with a mission of hidden eradication of the oromo people identity and population with the progressive erosion of oromo resources, culture, politics, language, land ,people and others from every angle.

So that we Oromo people will struggle by protesting both inside and outside until the end, to cancel the Addis Ababa Master Plan(AAMP) at any costs.

OROMIA SHALL BE FREE.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov2tQnjIjDc

 

Godina wallaggaa lixaa magaala Beegii keessatti Uummatni Oromoo FDG iitti fufe. Mootummaan wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatan funaanuun mana hidhaa mootummaa wayyaaneetti kan Ukkaamse nuuf haa gadhiisu jechuun Uummatni Sagalee diddaa dhageessisuu irratti argama. Mootummaan wayyaanee yeroo mara nama gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatu ajjeechaa ykn ammo hidhaa daangaa hin qabneen dararuu kana mala godhate dargaggoowwan Beegii mana hidhaa keessaa fuudhuun gara Gimbiitti dabarsuuf wayita jedhanitti Uummatni gamtaan bahuudhaan ilmaan keenya bakka geessitan hin qabdan, nuu gadhiisaa jechuun waraana Wayyaanee dura dhaabbatee falma irratti argama.

Gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa Uummatni Oromoo gaafachaa jiru dura dhaabbachuuf Wayyaaneen ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaatti ukkaamsaa kan turtee fi ajjeechaa garaa jabeenyaa raawwachaa kan as geese Godina wallaggaa lixaa keessatti jiraattota magaala Beegii fi naannoo ishee kan tahan ABO waliin hidhata qabdu, Isintu Uummata nurratti kakaase maqaa jedhuun murtii dabaa dabarsitee jirti. Ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaa mootummaa Wayyaanee keessatti darbamuun murtiin dabaa irratti murteeffame keessaa gariin:-

1. Abbush Fiqiruu murtii hidhaa waggaa fi ji’a shanii

2. Abdoo Raggaasaa Murtii hidhaa waggaa tokkoo

3. Bakkalchoo Mikaa’el Murtii hidhaa ji’a 10

4. Tashaalee Abarraa Murtii hidhaa ji’a 10

5. Saalman Ahmed murtii hidhaa ji’a 10

6. Zaakir Haajii Dhaabaa mmurtii hidhaa ji’a 10

Kan murteeffame yoommuu tahu Uummatni gamtaan dhaabbachuun murtiin dabaa kun ka’uu qaba jechuudhaan FDG itti fufee jira. Mootummaan Wayyaanees dhiphina jabaa keessa kan seene waraana hedduumminaan bobbaasuudhaan Uummata reebuu fi doorsisuu irratti argamti. Uummatni Oromoo golee Oromiyaa keessaa marti murtii dabaa ilmaan Oromoo irratti murteeffamaa jiru dura dhaabbachuun falma akka gaggeessu Qeerroon waamicha dabarsa! #OromoProtests.   http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/25/godina-wallaggaa-lixaa-magaalaa-beegii-keessatti-hidhamtootni-haa-hiikamanjedhchuun-jiraatoti-fdg-itti-fufan%E2%80%8F/

 

 

- 19th June 2014, joined with their families, primary and secondary school students in Najjo, western Oromia, have boycotted classes and staged demonstration today.

 

 

#OromoProtests- FDG Magaalaa Dambi Dolloo Irratti Itti Fufee Jira
Gabaasa Qeerroo Qellem Dambi Dolloo Waxabajjii 18
Waxabajjii 17 Bara 2014 barattootni mana barumsaa sadarkaa olaanaa fi qophaayinaa Qellem gaffii mirgaa dhimma hidhamtoota oromoo mana hidhaa keessatti dararamaa jiraniin wal qabsiisanii hiriira bahaniin tikni wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuudhaan barattoota hedduu gara mana hidhaatti guuraa oole.
Hidhamuu barattoota kan guyyaa kaleessaa waraana wayyaaneetiin jilmaadhaan mana hidhaatti guuramaniin har’a waxabajjii 18 uummannii fi barattootni mana barumsaa sadarkaa garagaraa magaalaa Dambi Dolloo keessatti argamu itti fufuudhaan gaaffii mirgaa gaafachuudhaan barattootnni hidhaman nuf haa bahan jedhanii ganama kana irraa kaasanii iyya isaanii dhageessisaa jiru.
Humni waraana wayyaanee diddaa kana dhaamsuuf magaalaa kanatti guuramaa jira, uummanni fi barataan magaalichaa keessaa hidhamtootni gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatanii hidhaman akka bahaniif diddaa isaanii ciminaan gaggeessaa akka jiran Qeerroon gabaasaa jira. 

IYYANNOO BARATTOOTA OROMOO YUNIBARSIITII JIMMAA (Marsaa Lammaffaa)

Waxabajjii 15,2014 Barattoota Oromoo Yuuniversitii Jimmaa

Abdiin saba bal’aa saba Oromoo yoomiyyuu numa ilmaan Oromoo qofadha. Gaaffii mirgaa karaa Nagaa Gaafaneef deebiin Mootummaa fi bulchiinsa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa irra nuuf kenname hidhaa, reebicha, barnoota irra arii’amuu yoo ta’uu ajjeechaan baldhaan Oromiyaa keessatti gaggeeffamaa jira. Yeroo amma kanatti Oromiyaan dachee gaddaa kan ilmaan ishee nagaan qe’ee irratti ajjeefamaa jiran ta’uun baay’ee nu gaddisiisera. Akeeka mootummaan ta’ee jedhee duula duguddinsa Sanyii (Genocide) uummata keenya irratti gaggeessa jiru jabeesinee balaaleffanna. Yeroo amma kanatti Guutummaa Oromiyaa fi dhaabbileen barnoota Olaanoo Yuunibarsiitoota Oromiyaa keessa jiran irra hanga manneen barnoota sadarkaa tokkoffatti halli Oromiyaa keessaa kan itti aanu kana fakkata:

Mooraan Dhaabbilee barnoota gara mooraa waraanatti jijjiramee, waraanni guddaan mootummaan EPRDF qabu mooraa Yuunibarsiitota Oromiyaa keessa qubsiifamuun galgalaa ganama afaan qawween doorsifamaa akka jiraannu ta’ee jira.
Mootummaan basaastoota heddumina qaban mooraa Yuunibarsiitoota fi Magaalota gurguddoo Oromiyaa irratti bobbaasuun yakkootni akka ajjeechaa itti fufinsaan uummata keenya irratti gaggeeffamaa jira. Addatti sabboontotni Oromoo adamsamanii ajjeefamaa jiru. Oromiyaa keessa lubbuun jiraachuun yaaddessaa ta’aa jira.
Mootummaan sirna baruu fi barsiisuu laamshessee baajata barattootaf ramadame illee tajajila waraanaaf akka oolu taasifatera.
Barattootni Oromoo qaroo fi abdii biyyaa ta’an balleessa tokko malee gaaffii karaa nagaa dhiyeessaniif rasasa mootummaatiin akka baala harcafamuun galgalaa ganama ajjeechaan ijoollee Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa jira, ilmaan Oromoo kumaan lakka’aman jumlan hidhatti guuramanii jiru. Hedduun barnoota irra arii’amaniru.
Gaaffii mirgaa karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii gaafanneef hanga har’atti deebiin isaa ilmaan Oromoo dhibbootaan lakka’aman rasasa mootummaan nurratti dhukaasaa jiruun ajjeefaman, kumootaan kanneen lakka’aman hidhatti darbaman, dhibbootan kanneen lakka’aman barnoota irra arii’amanii jiru.
Gabaabumatti haalota kana irra Uummaatni Oromoo mootummaa bakka isa bu’uu fi mirga isaa kabachiisu kan hin qabne ta’uu eenyuu iyyuu haaluu hin danda’u haala kanaaf yakkii fi dugugginsi sanyii har’a Oromiyaa keessatti gaggeeffamaa jiru raga guddaadha.
Yeroo amma kanatti rakkoon ulfaataan kana fakkaatu Oromiyaa fi uummata Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa utuu jiruu mootummaan abbaa irree EPRDF /TPLF’n durfamu OPDO dawoo godhachuun karaa tokkoon yakka Ddugugginsa sanyii uummata keenya fi nu abdii boruu ajjeesaa, gama biraatiin immoo ilmaan leellistoota sirna cunqursaa habashaa (nafxanyaa) dhabbilee barnoota Olaanoo Yuunibarsiitota Oromiyaa keessatti bakka bu’aa gamtaa barattoot (president) kan bara dhufuuf jecha barattoota Oromoo bakka bu’anii akka filamaniif karaa OPDO akka OPDO’n dhiyeesitu qajeelfama kennameen shirri guddaan mirga barattoota kumatamaan lakkaawamanii sarbuun barattoota Oromoo irratti shirrri gaggeeffamuuf qophiin xummurame jira. Haalli kun Yuunibarsiitii Jimmatti karaa OPDO presidenti barattootaf kan qophaa’ee jiru barataa dhalootan Amhaara ta’e barataa Darajjee Garremoo Ratta, afaan Oromoo dubbachuu qofa malee barreessu illee hin beekne Oromoodha jechuun president gamtaa barattootaf kan OPDO’n qopheesite ta’uun saaxilamee jira. Guutummaa Iyyaanoo Kanaa:- IYYANNOO BARATTOOTA OROMOO YUNIBARSIITII JIMMAA. #OromoProtests See @http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/18/iyyannoon-marsaa-2ffaa-barattoota-oromoo-yuuniversitii-jimmaan-qophaawe-tamsae/

 

 

 

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Radio Afuura Biyyaa Waxibajjii (June) 16, 2014. Interview with Dr. Gizachew Teferra Tesso.  The topic of discussion at RAB studio this time is the environmental impact assessment.

 

 

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Why Resist the Master Plan?: A Constitutional Legal Exploration

When the Ethiopian government announced its readiness to implement its “Integrated Regional Development Plan” (the “Master Plan” for short) in the middle of April 2014, it provoked an immediate reaction from university students across the National Regional State of Oromia. Through the instrumentality of its security forces (such as the Federal and State Police, the Army, and the Special Forces), the Ethiopian government responded with brutal repression of the protests. In a series of campus-based and street protests that barely lasted for two weeks, over a hundred innocent Oromos are killed and thousands are jailed. To date, sporadic and spontaneous protest demonstrations continue to erupt in various parts of Oromia. Fuelled by anger triggered by the reckless words and utter disdain expressed in the course of a televised discussion between the Addis Ababa City Administration and the mayors and other executive heads of the surrounding towns over the Master Plan, and informed by history of killing, mutilation, dispossession, and political marginalization (all of which continue unabated), the protests were more a spontaneous reaction than a planned resistance.

Ignored by the state and local government, lied on by the national propaganda machine, neglected by international media and NGOs (with few exceptions), the students continue to resist. Diaspora Oromo communities, in a gesture of solidarity, voiced the plights of the students at home, and they took the occasion to ‘witness’ the violence once more. The non-Oromo Ethio-political elite, which always finds it difficult to speak out on atrocities perpetrated on Oromos,  rather characteristically, is still struggling with itself on how to express anger at the mass killings without siding with the cause of the Oromo. (Basking on the nation-wide challenge to the regime as a fertile political moment, they sought to make gestures of solidarity in the hope that they won’t be left out in the event that the tide gets traction thereby leading to the eventual crumbling of the regime.) But very few groups came out in public and condemn this state-orchestrated terror.  To be fair, they did well in voicing the plight of the six bloggers and three journalists arrested in the weeks following the start of the unrest. And that is to be appreciated. But the contrast was nothing less than disheartening to those who expected more than gestures of solidarity and had hoped that Oromo lives and rights would be valued as any other lives and rights in Ethiopia.

In this piece,  I seek to make a close reading of the constitutional-legal frame within which to situate the master Plan. Accordingly, first, I seek to explore the constitutional-legal context within which the Master Plan should be considered and analysed. Next, I will present a summary of four major constitutional-legal arguments against the Master Plan.- Read the full text @ http://www.gulelepost.com/2014/06/04/why-resist-the-master-plan-a-constitutional-legal-exploration/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lly1seev3Q

#Oromo Protests- Jen & Josh (Ijoollee Amboo) witnessed the cruelties of TPLF/ Agazi forces against peaceful Oromo students and civilians in Ambo, Oromia

 

The Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) and Mederk have Successfully & Peacefully Demonstrated in Hawssa! @ Sidama  capital, Hawassa, June 14, 2014

 

 

The Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) and Mederk (Coalition of Opposition Parties in which SLM is a part of) have successfully conducted their anti-TPLF’s government demonstration in Sidama capital Hawassa amid tremendous fear of civilians resulted from a systematic over weeks’ intimidations and terror deliberately created by the regime’s army, Security forces and police personnel of federal and regional as well as Sidama Zone’s TPLF’s messengers, all of whom remained patrolling the entire Hawassa and its outskirt for the past five days leading to the June 14, 2014 demonstration. The ultimate aim of the regime’s agents who were busying themselves with missions of intimidation, harassment, repression and suppression- literally terrorising peoples individually and at family levels going from house by house- was hindering the participants from taking part in the said demonstration although they have only partially succeeded in doing so as the expected number of over 100,000 was cut by over 80%.

From another angle however, symbolically the numbers of participants who have taken part in today’s Hawassa demonstration exceeded the expectations of the organisers as it has happened against odds despite the fact that TPLF’s authoritarian regime has left no stone unturned to obstruct the participants from taking part deploying various means including sending the entire Sidama civil servants (majority of whom could have added several thousand if not tens of 1000s) out of Hawassa city under the pretexts of trainings to various southern regional towns for 3-4 days since June 12, 2014.

Besides, the leadership of both SLM/Medrek have expressed their fair satisfaction with the numbers of participants, which has been estimated to be between 11, 000 and 12,500. Given regime’s heinously planned hard work put into this involving deploying its army to harass and terrorise the civilians for the last few days, the numbers were significant victory to both SLM and Medrek. Additionally, since the 13thof June 2014, the regime has also paid the owners of public transportation vehicles in the entire Sidama districts further ordering them to remain out of work until the demonstration is over to hinder the Sidama civilians from taking part. Regardless these all hurdles, the people of Sidama nation have defiantly travelled hundreds of miles on foot to take part on today’s demonstration. The leadership of SLM and Mederk have expressed their gratitude to the people of gallant Sidama and Oromo nation and others who have taken part in today’s demonstration, inviting all to do similar in the future.

ETV (the only and State owned Ethiopian television) has fully satisfied the expectations of genuine minded peoples of SLM/Medrek supporters by putting the numbers of today’s Hawassa demonstrators at about 200!! No wonder if TPLF’s Media (ETV) has significantly cut the number to under 2% as it always does when it comes to success of the opposition parties such as SLM and Medrek. Thus, expecting the regime that deliberately undermines its constitution to speak the truth will by itself be utter naivety.

 

The slogans of the demonstrators involved:-

 

  •  Unconditionally Respect the Rights of Nations and Nationalities!!
  • Unconditionally Release all political prisoners!!
  • The rights of peoples individually and collectively must respected as they are constitutionally guaranteed!!
  • Unconditionally Stop the uprooting of the Oromo peasants from the outskirts of Finfinnee and bring those who have massacred Oromo civilians to an independent justice!
  • Stop Finfinneee Master Plan! Stop uprooting Sidama from the outskirt of Hawassa!
  • Bring those security forces and authorities who’ve massacred Sidama civilians on May 24, 2002 in Looqqe village to justice and unconditionally respond to the Sidama national quest to regional self-administration for which the Sidama civilians have sacrificed their lives!
  • Stop harassing, intimidating and terrorising civilians of the country who have demanded their constitutional rights to be respected!!
  • Stop displacing peasants under false promises of fake Development!!
  • Stop selling the lands of nations and nationalities to transnational companies!!
  • We need Freedom!! We need justice not bullet!! Any numerous others.

The demonstration was peacefully concluded despite the fact that the regime planned to slaughters Sidama civilians soon after the 12th Anniversary of Looqqe massacre.

http://sidamanationalregionalstate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-sidama-liberation-movement-slm.html

#OromoProtests-Kukkissa, Sidama Reporter from Sidama Capital Hawassa, June 14, 2014

 

 

 

Grade 12 Graduating class ‪#‎Oromo‬ students, remembering their fallen sisters and brothers, killed by ‪#‎Ethiopian‬ Government
#OromoProtests 8th June 2014  Western Oromia, Qellem Wallagaa
FDGn fi Falmiin Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa Godina Lixa Wallaggaa Ona Anfillootti itti fufe; Daandiin Konkolaataa Dambi Doolloo fi Anfilloo Gidduu Guyyoota Lamaaf Cufamee jira.Godina Lixa Wallaggaa Ona Anfilloo keessatti ummatni Oromoo gandoota Heenechee, Dullii, Shuushaa, Yaarer, Gobbii, Ashii, Suddii fi Garjeedaa Waxabajjii 08,2014 walitti dhufuudhaan ganama sa’aa 8:00 irraa hanga galgala sa’aa 6:00tti FDG jabaa mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee fi ergamtoota isaa irratti akka geggeessan Qeerroon beeksisee jira.Ummatni 2000 olitti tilmaamamu FDG kana irraa qooda fudhatuu kan beeksise Qeerroon, dhaadannoolee mootummaan wayyaanee ummata Oromoo fi ilmaan isaa barattoota fixaa jiru nu irraa haa ka’u, ajjeefamuun nu irraa haa dhaabbatu, kanneen hidhaman haa hiikaman, ofiin of bulchina, humni waraana federaalaa nu irraa haa ba’u, Oromiyaan keenya, ammallee lafti Oromiyaa hin gurguramin, OPDOn bakka nu hin buutuu fi kkf akka dhageessisan ibsameera.
Diddaan ummataa kun itti fufuun ummatni Waxabajjii 09,2014ttis daandii konkolaataa Godina Qellem Dambi Doolloo irraa gara Ona Anfilloo geessu muka, dagaa fi konkolaattotaan cufuudhaan sochii waraana wayyaanee akka gufachiise gabaafameera.Gama biraan ummatni Oromoo Ona Anfilloo kanneen isa keessa jiraatanii sirna gabrummaa leellisanii fi mootummaa wayyaaneef lukkee ta’uun sirna isaaf deggersa godhanii ummata Oromoo irratti ammoo yakka raawwatan gocha isaanii badaa kana irraa hatattamaan akka dhaabbatan irra deebi’ee akeekkachiisee jira.

#OromoProtests- Ambo, Homacho Primary school, 3rd June 2014

Guyyaa Kaleessa Magaalaa amboo Keessa FDG barattoota M/B hoomaachoo sadarkaa 1ffaa magaalaa Amboo ganda 06 keessatti argamuun gaggeefama ole,
Director M/B kanaa waraana barattootatti waan waameef barattootan akka malee reebame amma hospitala galee jira, Director Mana barumsaa kana namni Tashoomaa Magarsaa jedhamu irree dargaggootan reebamee du’aa fi jireenya gidduutti argama, barattootni kutaa 12ffaa waraana guddaan eegamaa qormaata irra jiru, hanga gaafiin keenya deebii argatuuti qabsoo karaa nagaan jalqabne itti fuufna jechuun barattoonnii Amboo ibsaniiru

 

 

 

#OromoProtests- Qelem  (Lalo Qillee), Western Oromia, 3rd June 2014.

Guyyaa har’a  Waxabajjii 3/6/14 godinaa Qellem Wallaggaa magaalaa laalo Qillee tti barattoota degarta jechuu dhani daldaalaa magaalaa sanaa kan ta’e Obo Addisuu namaa jedhamu saronni wayaane (Agaziini) miidhaa guddaa erraan gesisun yeroo ammaatti hosptaala Ayiraa tti yaalamaa jira. Kanaaf jecha ummatin mormii isaani yoo agarsiissan suuraan armaa olii mul’isa.

 

 

Barattootni Oromoo Nyaata Lagachuun Dabarsan

#OromoProtests-  Caamsaa/May 28, 2014,  Oromia
Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa Ayaana Ayyaanee Wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 Nyaata Lagachuun Dabarsan
Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa Ayaana Caamsaa 20 irratti nyaata lagachuun diddaa dhageesisan. Yuunivarsiitii Garaa garaa keessattis Sabboontotni Oromoo uffata gaddaa uffatanii ayyaana wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 gaddaan yaadatanii jiran.
Mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti qabsoon abbaa biyyummaa jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa keessatti Barattootni Oromoo ayyaana Mootummaa Wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 irratti Yuunivarsiitii keessatti nyaata lagachuun diddaa dhageessisan. Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa keessatti baay’inaan 10,000 ol tahan Guyyaa waanjoon garbummaa Uummata Oromoo irratti bifa jijjiirratee dhufe Caamsaa 20 gaddaan dabarsuun diddaa nyaata lagachuu taasisanii jiran. Bulchinsi mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa fi Bulchaan Godina Harargee bahaa dhimma kana irratti dhiphina guddaa keessa kan seenan yoommuu tahu Mootummaan wayyaanees haala jabaan dhiphattee jirti. Barattootni Kunneen nyaata lagachuu irraan darbuun uffata gaddaa kan uffatan Yoommuu tahu diddaa wal fakkaataan Yuunivarsiitii Adaamaa, Amboo fi Hawaasaa keessatti bifa wal fakkaataan sabboontotni uffata gaddaa uffachuun ayyaana caamsaa 20 gaddaan yaadatanii jiran.

Abadan abadan Finfinnee handhuureen Addisaabaa hin taatuu.

‪#‎OromoProtests‬-‘Oromia is not for sale!’ Over 10,000 attended  the 24th May 2014 Oromo Protests rally in Finfinnee (A.A.)

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2014/05/omn-qophiilee-caamsaa-24-2014/

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#OromoProtests- Finfinnee (Addis ababa) organised by Oromo Federalist Congress, 24th May 2014

Guyyaa har’a kana Kongereessiin Biyyoolessa Oromiyaa hiriira nagaa magaala Finfinneetti waame haala ho’a ta’een bahe ummani Oromoo.
Sa’a sadii hanga sa’a torbaatti kan geggeeffamee yoo ta’u dhadhannoo arman gadii dhageessisuuni
1. Hidhaan fi ajjeechan barattoota Oromoo irratti rawwatamaa jiru yaa dhaabbatu
2. Master plan yaa dhaabbatu
3. Godinaa addaa naannoo Finfinnee kan Oromiyaati dabarsinee hin kenninu
4. Rasaasnii furmaata hin ta’u
5. Namoonni ajjeecha raawwatan seeratti yaa dhiyaatan
6. Mootummaan amma jiru uummata bakka hin bu’u
6. Ol aantummaa seera,haqa,bilisummaa ,walabummaa ,birmadummaa ni barbaanna fi kkf irratti sagalee dhageessisa turan. 

(May 24, 2014) – Hundreds of thousands of protesters in the Ethiopia’s capital Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) today demanded the TPLF Ethiopian regime to stop killing Oromo students, and to stop evicting Oromo farmers and grabbing their land in the name of “development.” The protest rally was called by Medrek, a coalition of political organizations, including the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

The protesters have demanded justice for the Oromo students and civilians slaughtered by the TPLF Ethiopian regime during the Oromia-wide #OromoProtests in April and May 2014 against the Addis Ababa Master Plan, which outlines the Addis Ababa City’s plans to annex land from the Federally and Constitutionally instituted Oromia in the name of “development,” thereby evicting millions of Oromo farmers and subjecting them to both genocide and ethnocide in their own land.

It’s to be remembered that OFC made similar calls on land-grabbing in Oromia back in April 2014:http://gadaa.com/oduu/25385/2014/04/15/oromo-federalist-congress-ofc-sounds-alarm-about-the-ongoing-land-grab-in-oromia-condemns-the-ethiopian-govts-land-policy-being-enforced-in-oromia-without-oromos-participation-as-plan-to-ignite/

Among the slogans chanted by the protesters at today’s rally in Finfinne include: “Stop eviction of farmers in the name of development,” “Stop the massacre,” “Bring culprits to justice,” “Free all political prisoners,” “Stop the land grab,” and “We need freedom of expression.”

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Ibsa Ejjannoo: Waltajjii Falmii Araddaa Finfinnee fi Naannoo

Ibsa Ijjannoo Dhimma ‘Master Plan’/Maastar Pilaanii/ babal’ina magaalaa finfinnee fi buqqa’iinsa qoteebulaa Oromoo laalchisee waltajjii falmii araddaa finfinnee fi naannoo irraa kenname.

Uummanni Oromoo dhuma bara dhibbee 19ffaa keessa bittaa koloneeffataa sirna doofaa habashaa jala galuuf eega dirqamee kaasee cunqursaan shirrii fi gidiraan hiriyaa hin qabne empaayara Etoophaa jalatti irratti raawwachaa tureera. Irrattis raawwachaa jira. Mootummaan koloneefataan kun yaroo sana gargaarsa meeshaa fi leenjii teknikaa humnoota Awuroophaa fi biyyoota lixaa biroorraa hargatetti gargaaramee guutummaa biyya Oromoo Oromiyaa fi saboota kibbaa dhuunfatee kaasee dabaree itti wal-dabarsee uummata keenya miliyoonaan lakkaa’amu lubbuu galaafate. Duula Minilik lammaffaan ogganameen qofa keessatti lakkoofsi uummata Oromoo miliyoona 10 irraa gara miliyoona 5niitti waggaa muraasa keesstti akka gadi bu’e seenaan raga baha.

Kana qofaa kan hin ta’iin ajjeechaa suukanneessaan, harkaa fi harma muraanis akka uummata keenya fixaa turan waan Oromoon marti tolchee beekuu dhaa. achirraa calqabee biyya abbaa issaa keessatti baqataa fi gabra ta’ee akka mataan gadi cabee jiraatu kan tolfatan eega bara 1886 qubsuma issaanii uummata Oromoo buqqisuun finfinnee irratti jaarratanii kaasseeti. Mootummoonni habashaa dabaree hargatan hundi finfinnee jiddugala ajaja bulchiinsaa godhatanii Uummanni Oromoo fi sablammiiwwan uummata kibbaa akka boquun cabee jiruu gabrummaa gadii issaan jalatti jiraataniif dirqisiisan. Kuusaa qabeenya uumaa hedduu gara jabeenya doofummaa irraa maddeen mancaasan. Seenaa, aadaa fi amantii keenya dirqii dhaan jijjiiranii kan ofiin bakka buufatan.

Sirna kolonii Addunyaa irratti raawwate kan OROMOO irratti raawwwate wajjin waanti adda godhu yoo jiraate Oromoon qaroo doofaa dhaan gabroome ta’uu issaati. Mootummoonni habashaa sirna gabroomsaa Minilikiin jaarame dhaaluuf dabaree argatan kan / Hayilasilaasee, Dargiifii wayyaanee / jijjiiramni haala Addunyaa fi qabsoon miragaa gootota ilmaan OROMOO abbaa akkaakayyuu irraa dhaalamaa dhufe waan hudhee qabeef malee mirga bubuutuu amma hargame kanalleen kan issaan yaadanii ykn jaalatanii nuuf kennan tokkolleen hin jiru. Kana laaluuf kan lamaan issa duraa dhiifnee gochaa dhuma mootummaan wayyaanee saba bicuu keessaa bahee barcuma adeerota issaa dhaaluuf carraa badhaafame barreen kurnoota lamaan ol aangoo dhuunfatee jiru kana keessatti raawwate xiqquma irraa xuxxuquun eenyummaa issaa fi waan inni uummata OROMOO fi saboota biroof karoorfate ifatti mul’isa

Kanneen keessaa waan ijoo akka dugguuggaa sanyii / genocide / yakka waraanaa / war crime /, qabeenya uumamaa dantaa dhabummaan mancaasuu fi faaluu / Environmental degradation and pollution /, sanyii filan qulleessuu / ethnic cleaning / bulchiinsa badaa shiftaa caasaa cimaa huummatee maqaa mootummaa humnaan ofitti moggaase ta’uu issaati.

Yakkiwwan kunneen Oromoo irratti akkuma baay’ina namaa fi bal’ina lafaa fi qabeenya issaatti caalee haa mul’atu malee sabniifii sablammiin issaan yakka kanaan hin xuxxuqin hin jiru

Gochaalee sukanneessaa Mootummaa kanaan raawwataman keessaa

> Bara 1993 Uummata meeshaa maleeyyii hiriira nagaa Oromiyaa bahaa magaalaa wataritti bahan rasaasaan fixuu,

> Bara 2010 Ormiyaa lixaa keessatti uummata Beeniishaangul hidhachiisuun gargaarsa mootummaan wayyaanee godheen namoonni 400 ol dhumanii manneen 20,000 ol ibiddaan akka gubatu godhamuun,

> Oromiyaa kibba- bahaa Masqiida kofalee keessatti uummata nagaa dhaan sirna kadhaa amantaa issaa gaggeeffachaa turerratti ajjeechaan raawwates itti fufiinsa gochaa bara darbee ta’uun,

> Uummata sidaamaa magaalaa hawaasaatti hiriira nagaa bahan bifuma water irratti ojjataniin rasaasaan fixuun,

> Ogaadeen keessatti waanti wal-fakkaataan raawwachuu fi raawwachaa jiraachuun,

> Duguggaan sanyii Uummata Anyuwak sulula Omoo keessa jiraatan / Surmaa, Mursii, Bodi fi kkf / fi kanneen biroo hedduu tarreessuun waan nama gaddu miti.

Akkuma jecha Oromoo keessaa << kan hanna bare dooluutu socho’a>> jedhan shiftoonni caasaa mootummaa ijaarratan kunoo eega Finfinnee seenanii calqabanii qoteebultoota Oromoos bifa addaan hin cinneen qe’ee hundeen issaanii achii dhufa abbaa akkaakkayyuun itti jiraatan irraa buqqisaa, hidhaa, gidirsaa fi ajjeessaa turan. Itti fufaniis jiran.

Yaroo ammaa kanatti immoo maqaa <<Addis Ababa master plan>> jedhamuun uummata Oromoo naannoo finfinnee jiraatu gara jabeenyaan lafaa fi araddaa abbaa issaa irraa buqisuun kadhattummaa fi galtummaaf saaxiluun itti fufee jira.

Kaayyoon duula kanaa maqaa << Karoora misooma qindoomina magaalaa Finfinnee / Addis Ababa Integrated development plan / jedhuun bal’ina jiddugaleessa Oromiyaa keessaa Oromoo buqqisanii saba biraa keessaahuu saba ofii keessaa dhalatan ilmaan tigraayii fi warra qabeenya uummataa saamsisan murtaa’oo ofitti makuudhaan ilmaan oromoo mancaasanii dantaa Oromoo waliigalaa cabsuu dha. Karoorri kun kan Oromoo bahaa dhiyaa fi kaabaa kibba addaan kutee ambisuuf tilmaamame malee kan misooma dhaadheffamurratti xiyyeefatee miti.

Mootummaan hojiin shiftaan kun otoo sadarkaa hundeen lafa abbaa keenyaa irraa nubuqqisuutti hin cehin dursee karaa hedduu ittiin humna keenya cabsuu danda’u xuxxuqee laalaa ture.

-Bara 2001 Bosona Oromiyaa Baale, Gujii, Boorana, Hararge, wallagga, Iluuabbaa Booraa fi bakkeewwan birootti guyyaa saafaa abiddaan gubee barattoota qaroo shira kana hubatanii abidda inni qabsiise dhaamsuuf birmatan rasaasaan hakaayee lubbuu daa’imman keenyaa hedduu galaafate

- Maanguddoota Maccaa Tuulamaa bara 2004 mootummaan Oromiyaa Finfinnee keessaa bahuu hin qabu jechuun karaa nagaa mormii dhageessisan akka bofaa ija keenya fuulduratti reebuun mana hidhaatti guure.

- Dargaggootaa fi barattoota Oromoo mormii kanatti hirmaatan hedduu hidhaatti guure. Kaanis lubbuu galaaftee kanneen hafan mana barumsaa irraa hariye. Kana hundaa raawwachuun issaanii waan har’a qabatanii nuttiin gadi bahan kanaaf karaa haxaawuu issaanii ture.

- Bara 1999 maatii qonnaan bulaa 4390 araddaa Boolee kotobee, Boolee Bulbulaa fi Bakkanniisa irraa buqqisee qaanii tokko malee maatii kana keessaa 40% bakka gahan hin beeknu jedhe. Maatii 50% gadii bakka fayyaa issaanii miidhutti walitti qabee gadadoon wade. Waliigala naannoo Finfinnee irraa maatii ammamtu bara kana keessatti buqqifame ? jedhamnii yoo gaafataman ragaa araddaa sadeenii mlaee hin beekkamuu deebisan. Maatii bara 1994 lafa heektaara 30,814 irraa buqqisaniif ragaan hin jiru jedhame. Miidhaa ulfaataa kana fakkaatu lafaa fi lafee nama keenyaa irraan gahanii nagaa fi misooma sobaa dhaadhessaa tasgabbiin jiraachuun issaanii akka badii marsaa itti aanu qaqqabsiisuuf nuse’atan karaa baneef. Har’a roorroo roorroo caaluun kunoo Magaalota Burraayyuu, Lagaxaafoo, Sulultaa, Dukam, Sabbataa, Sandaafaa, Holotaa fi Galaan baadiyyaa issaanii waliin laf Heektaara miliyoona tokkoo olii / H= 1046000 / maree liqimsuuf foolachaa jira. Muddama kana furamuuf ijja jaamiffaan socho’aa jiru. Akka kanaan namichi tokkichi dhalootaan Tigree Hoomaa hogganoota mootummaa naannoo oromiyaa fi miseensota OPDO jidduu taa’ee jaalattanis jibbitanis karoora kana hojiirra oolchitu jedhee dubbachuun ganyaa luugama malee utaaltu ta’uu issaaniif hakeeka guddaadha. Akkuma amala issaanii daa’imman barattoota Oromoo shira yakkamaa issaan ittiin deeman hubatanii harka duwwaa karaa nagaa mormii dhageessisan akka bineensa daggalaa alaammatanii addaa fi laphee dhayanii galaafatanii konkolaataan irra deemuun tuffii akka sabaatti nuuf qaban ifatti mul’isanii jiru. Har’alleen daa’imman barattoota sadarkaa gadii dabalatee qotee bultoota abbootii fi haadhotii daa’imman kanaa karaa nagaa mirga huumamaan qaban gaafatan ajjeesuu hidhuu fi shororkeessuun itti fufee jira.

Mootummaan wayyaanee qarqara dhuma raawwii karoora issaa gaheera. Qarqqarri raawwii dhuma karoora issaa Uummata Oromoo fi sablammiiwwan biroo dhabamsiisee saba bicuu ofiif keessaa dhalateen guutummaa biyyattii dhuunfachiisuu dha.

Waltajjiin falmii araddaa finfinnee fi naannoo gochaa yakkamaa shira diinaa kana jabeessee kan balaaleffatu ta’uu ibsaa dhala OROMOO fi qaama dhimmi kun laallatu hundaaf kan gadditti tuqame kana qaabachiisuun barbaachisaa dha jedhee amana.

Akka sabaatti haalli keessa jirruu fi itti nudhiibaa jiran saalfachiisaa fi jibbisiisaa jireenyaa gadiiti. Haala kana falmii qindaaheen, kutannoo fi wareegama amma lubbuu gaafatu malee kan keeessaa nubaasuu danda’u hin jiruu hubannee wareegama gara hundaa bilisummaan gaafattu keessaa qooddachuun dirqama namaa fi qaama oromummaan laallatu hundaa ta’uu qaba. Wareegama nama biraatin bilisummaa hawwuun yakka yakkaa olii ta’uunis hubatamuun akka.
Diinni keenya garaagarummaa ilaalcha siyaasaa, amantii, gandaa fi dantaa xixxiqqoo qabnutti dhimma bahee bittaa gabrummaa issaa nurraatti dheereffachuun salphina jaarraa 21ffaa keessa harkaa nuqabu. Falli salphina kana ittiin obbaafannu waan hunda dura oromummaa dursuun qofa akka ta’e hubachiifna.
Buqqa’iinsa Lafaa Uummata keenya naannoo finfinnee irratti raawwatee fi raawwachaa jiru keessaa Oromoonni beekaa ykn otoo hin hubatin bu’aa yarootin hawatamtanii lafa abbaa keessanii oromoon dhiigni keessan irraa buqqaafame diina yakkamaa kana harkaa safartanii fudhachuun yakka dhala OROMOO irratti raawwatamaa jiru keessaa qooddachuu ta’uu hubatanii akka irraa ofqusattan isiniif dhaamna.
Barattoonni dargaggoo fi shamarran dhaloota qubee akkasumas qoteebultoonni fi jiraattonni magaalaa, ojjattoonnii fi waliigalli uummata oromoo daba Oromoo fi Oromiyaa irratti aggaammate hubattanii dura dhaabbachuun wareegama hulfaataa amma lubbuu gahu kanflatanii fi kanfalaa jirtan wareegamni keessan itti fufa wareegama gootummaa falmii mirgaa, Tufaa Munaa irraa amma Laggasaa Wagii fi sana boodalleen kanfalamee waan ta’eef seenaa keessatti kabajaan yaadatamaa jiraattu.
Sochii mormii gootonni barattoonnii fi dargaggoonni akkuma obboleewwan isaanii kan kaleessaa ciminaan akka Oromoo lafarraa buqqisuun dhaabbatuuf itti jiran hin deeggarra. Madaan issaanii madaa keenya. Duuti issaanii du’a keenya. Kanaaf akka dhiigni issaanii bilisummaa uummata keenyaa marguuf waan barbaachisee fi danda’amu hundaan bira dhaabbanna.
Hogganootaa fi ojjattoota mootummaa naannoo Oromiyaa, miseensota OPDO, Humna poolisii fi waraanaa dhalootaan oromoo ykn saba fe’erraa taatanii tarkaanfii garajabinaa wayyaaneen barattootaa fi uummata oromoo irratti fudhatee fi fudhachaa jiru ifatti ykn karaa isiniif aanja’e hundaan dura dhaabbattan kabajaan isiniif qabnu guddaa dha. Kanneen ammalleen garaa fi garaacha issaaniif yaaduu bira kutuu hanqatanii faallaa mirga Oromoo dhaabbatan maraatummaa fi raatummaa itti jiranirraa yaroon gara qalbii fayyaatti deebi’uuf akka yaalan gaafanna.
Badiin har’a uummata Oromoo irratti aggaammate kun akkuma kana dura waan hedduu waliin dhamdhamne boru isinis xuquun kan hin oolle ta’uu hubachuun sabnii fi sablammoonni biyyattii keessa jirtan akka falmii mirgaa barattoonnii fi uummanni Oromoo itti jiru bira dhaabbattan isin gaafanna
Saba Tigraay tiif
Gochaalee olitti xuqame kan dhaaba sikeessaa dhaltee siinis utubame kanaan Oromoo irratti raawwachaa turee fi itti jiru balaaleffattee harka kee xurii dhiigaa irraa qulqulleeffachuuf yaroon ati qabdu ammaa fi amma qofa. Kun ta’uu baatee akkuma kaleessaa qarqara dhaabbattee ililtaan harka dhooftaaf taanaan gatii guddaa har’a si mataa kee ykn dhalaa fi dhaloota kee boruu kanfalchiisuun waan hin oolle ta’uu siif himuu feena
Saba Amaaraa tiif
– Mootummoota kalee saba Amaaraa keessaa bahaniin biyyaattiin sun gidiraa
– Waggaa dhibbaa baattee jiraachuuf dirqamuun dhugaa dha. Haa ta’u malee
– Qotee bulaa fi cinqurfamaan saba amaaraa akka sabaatti bu’aan addaa
– Mootummaa maqaa keetin dhaadachaa turerraa hargatte ammamuu
– Mul’ataa Miti. Akkuma saboota biraa rakkinaa fi gadadoo keessa turuun kees
– Beekkamaa dha. Uummanni Oromoo fira malee diina kee miti. Atis oromoo
– Dhaaf fira malee diinaa miti. Mirgi oromoo kabajamuun akkuma waan mirgi kee kabajameetti lakkaa’ama. Kana hubattee kanneen maqaa keetiin dhaaba
– Faallaa mirga Oromoo ijaarrataniin gowwoomtee akka faallaa qabsoo mirgaaf
– Godhamaa jiruu hin dhaabbanne sigaafanna.
Irra deebinee waliigala Uummata Oromootif
– Mirga uumamaan qabdu garuu diinaan sirraa mulqame deebifattee
– Bilisummaa dheebotte gonfachuuf fallii fi malli issaa harka kee malee
– Harka eenyuutuu miti. Kana gachuun wareegama gaafatu qaba. Wareegama
– Malee mirgi addunyaa kanarratti kabajamee, mul’atees hin beeku. Waan ofii
– Gootuun malee kan namrraa eegduun milkii hawwaa jiraachuun ga’uu qaba
– Warra ebeluu fi ebelutu kana gochuu didee komii himachaa bara guutuu
– Aadaa jiraachuun gahee kara siif mijate hundaan qabsoo bilisummaa fi mirga
– Abbaa biyyummaaf godhamu keessaa qooda fudhadhu.
Dhaabboleen siyaasaa biyya keessaa fi alatti maqaa OROMOO tin sochootan
– Yaroon ofii harka walqabatanii akka uummanni harka walqabatee human ta’u
– Itti ojjattan amma ta’uu qabaan waamicha keenya.
Humni milkii qabsoo bilisummaa fi mirga abbaa biyyuummaa furgaasu tokkummaa OROMUMMAA irratti hundaa’e qofa!

Waltajjii Falmii Araddaa Finfinnee fi Naannoo

Caamsaa 23, 2014

 

http://gadaa.com/oduu/25723/2014/05/25/ibsa-ejjannoo-waltajjii-falmii-araddaa-finfinnee-fi-naannoo/

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- Wealth gained by corruption, land grabs and mass killings :TPLF’s general Alemeshet’s new building in Finfinnee. The building, which is located at CMC Mikael in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa), is partially rented for 500,000 birr per month to several Chinese companies, one bank and one restaurant on the first floor. The building is registered under his wife Ansha Seid.http://mereja.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=79369

 

 

 

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Gabaasi Qeerroo magaalaa Dambi Dolloo irraa
Caamsaa 21,2014 addeessuun har’a barattootni mana barumsaa Qellem barumsa dhaabuudhaan gara gaaffii keenya bu’uuraa kan deebi’uu dideetti deebina jedhuun mooraa mana barumsaa keessatti wal gayuudhaan diddaa eegaluuf gana sa’a 2:30 irratti waltti qabaman, Lukkeen waraanni wayyaanee eessaa dhufeen isaa fi eenyumaan isaa kan hin beekamne barattoota kana akka amala isaanii reebuuf gara mooraa mana barnootatti ol gamuu yoo eegalan barattootni tokkommudhaan barsiisota dabalatee dhagaadhaan of irraa qolachaa akka turan Qeerroon gabaasee jira, barataan guyyaa guutuu mooraa keessa waraanni wayyaanee mooraa manicha barumsaatti marsanii hamma ammaatti akka jiran gabaasni Qeerroo addeessa. Barattootni hamma dhugaanii ifa bahutti hamma gaaffiin uummata keenyaa deebi’utti barumsa akka hin baranne murtoo dhumaa fi beeksisa baasanii maxxansanii akka jiran gabaasni addeessa.#OromoProtests- Dambi Dolloo, Western Oromia, 21st May 2014.

#OromoProtests- Please read  the presentation’s summary translations of Afaan Oromo and English as follows:

Hiikaa gabaabinnan:

Hiikaa afaan Oromo: Argan Bekan
Hiikaa Afaan Engliffa: Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti.

Oroomoon martuu dubbiisu qabduu eerga kana !
Obboo Ermiyas Legesse ittii aana Ministeera Data fi information kan turan Wagga 12 fis motuumma wayyaanne waliin kan hojjeeta turaan yeroo amma biyyaa gadhiisudhan biyya ambaati argaamu isaanis Gaffiifi deebii Televizioonaa ESAT waliin tasiisan kessa yaadoota tokko tokkoo gabaabse isiin fi ka’ati na caqaasa .
1Gafiin Dura Magaala Finfinne Eenyuu tu bulcha ka jedhu ture
Obbo Ermiyas : akka seraa fi heeraa biyyaattitti magaalan finfinnees tae kan nannoo ofiin of bulchu ka jedhu barreeffame jira.
Gabaabumatti deebiisufi ofiin of bulchuun kan eegalu yoo namnii ati filaatte sii bulche fi akkasuuma yoo seeraan siin tajaajille yeroo barbaaddettis nan ta’u jette kastee qofadha.kun immoo akka finfinneettis akka gutuumma biyyaattitis hin jiruu.Sabaabnisa filaanno walaabatti wayyaannen wan hin amanneefi
2.Wa’e Master planii finfinnee yeroo amma ilaalchisee
Obboo Ermiyas: Gara master planii finfinne isa amma osoo hin tane waema guddiina fi lafa qabaanna nannoo finfinnee irraattin waa siif himuu barbaada.
Gazeexessanis :Tole
Obboo Ermiyas : Nannoo finfiinneeti wantoota qote bulaa fi jiraata Oroomo nannoo finfinnee irra jiraatani yoo kasnee mardhuummantu sii gubaata.
Maqaa Investmentiitin Hayat Real State kan jedhaamu kan qabeenyuumman isa namoot
Tigiraayi ta’e lafa duwwaa argaate mara irraatti mana xiqqoo (service) ijaarudhan maqaa manaattiidhan lafa duwwaa hektaara kumaataman lakaa’amu gurguuratani fixan
Akkaasumas dhaboolen adda maqaa ijaarsa mana irraatti bobb’an edduun kan qabeenyuumman isa warra Tigiraayi ta’e Oroomo kumaatama lafa isaarra buqqiisudhan abba warra gara kuma dhibbaatokkoo fi shantama qe’e isaarra buqqaasani bakka kanaatti aboottin warra kun ijoolle meqaa qabu matii maqaa qabaachu danda’u kan jedhuun bayiisati Oroomon meqaa akka buqqa’e tilmaamun isiin hin rakkiisu.
Fakkeenya nama anii beekuu tokkoo siif kenna Abbaan shanqoo lafa baldha qabu turaani qotee bulaadha shanqoon ijoolle gulbee ykn gatiitti fi surraa qaban nannoo anii jiraadhu kessa tokkoodha
Abbaan shanqoo lafa nannoo Hospiitala Bethel akka jiruutti kan sanii ture nannoon kun g
kara Ayar xenaa bakka jedhaamu fi zennaaba werqi bakka radio fm 97 .1 ttii bakka dhihatuudha namoota hin bekneefi
Shanqoon dur midhaan abbaan isa omiishe hardheetti fe’e gabaatti gurguure gala ture eerga laftii abba isa gurguurame warrii abba qabeenya itti ijaarraatani bioda garuu shanqoon dur midhaan abba isa hardheetti fe’e fidee gurguurun afee
Mana magaazinadha namoota fi hardheetti fe’e gara mana isaanitti gessuu eegale dur namnii midhan ofii isa gurguuru jechuudha.
Kun fakkeenya nama tokkooti garu seenna Oroomo nannoo sani 10 yks yks 40 yks 100 ykn 1000 lakka’amaniiti
Fakkeenya kan bira Dubartii Oroomo dhabbaata miti motuumma tokkoo kessa sha’e gurguurte jiraattu tokkoo mee siif ha kasuu
Hiriyaan ko tokko NGO tokko dhabuudhan namoota HIV dhan qabaamanifi gargaarsa tasiisa ture
Gafa tokko gara dhabbatichatti na affeere wae dubartii HIV qaban kana kan achii sha’e danfiisudhan jiraatani kana naf kasee
Dubartiin kun dur utuu laftii isaani jala hin fuudhatamiin dura hadha warra qotee bulaa cima turaani yeroo mara hardhee fi gangeetti midhan fe’udhan gara gabaatti midhaan gessuu turaani
Garuu laftii isaani gafs gurguuramu abban warra isaani jireenyi isaani qonnaa irraatti wan xiyyeeffatefi qonnaas wan jaallatanifi lafti isasni gafa gurguuramu yeroo jalqaab fi isa xumuuradha fi qonna waliin naga waliitti dhamaani
Kana boods gara magaalatti galuun qarshii isaani kanan harii irraan kan ka’e akka malee dhuguus eegalani yeroo kanas gara shamarran mana buna biira deemuu eegaalani HIV dhafis saxiilamani
ati warra isaanis HIV dhan qabaamani mucaan gidduu kanaatti dhalaattes HIV waliin dhalaatte
Ilmii isaani dargagfessis HIV dhafi saxiilame

Jartiin kun jalqaaba muca ishee isa xiqqaa awwaalte ittii ansuudhan abba warra ishee itti ansuun ilma ishee isa dargaggeessa
Amma xumuurri ishe dhabbata miti motuumma NGO tti galuudhan hojii sha’e danfiisu kana hojjeette jiraatti
Garuu isheen matii ishee hunduuma awwaalte fixxee boor garuu isheen awwaalcha hin qabduu .
Kun seenaa Oroomo tokko lama miti 50 yks 100 hanga kumaatamati

Gabaaba dhumastti kun anaaf Genocide dha yks Duguugga sanyii Oroomo irraatti xiyyeeffatedha.

Oroomon kumni dhibbaa tokko fi kuma shantaama ol ta’u bakka handhuurri isa awwaalamte irraa buqqiisun fayyaatti du’a ittii murteessu jechuudha kun .

Wan dubbiistaniifi galaatoma!
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Short summary:
English Translation by: Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti

Every Oromo must read this summarized translation!!
Mr. Ermiyas Legesse Former Vice Minister of Data and Infromation who had been in office for 12 years working within the TPLF government. Mr. Ermiyas is currently a refugee outside Ethiopia. He had an interview with the ESAT television and I would like to give you a summarized version of the interview. I hope you read my summarized version!!
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1. (Interviewee) The first question: Who governs the city of Addis Ababa(Finfinnee)?
Mr Ermiyas: According to the governments law and regulation written in the constitution the city of Finfinnee should be able to govern it self. In short, self govern means(starts) if the person/party you have selected is the full representative of you, and you as a citizen can decide whether to like or not to like the law being proposed. Unfortunately the government of the city of Finfinnee let alone the government of the country don’t live on its own constitution. The reason is the government does not believe in free and fair rule(election).

2. Speaking of the current situation on the Finfinnee Master Plan:
Mr: Ermiyas: Before we jump in to the Finfinnee master plan issue there is one thing I would like to clarify(tell you) first.
Interviewee: Sure go ahead!
Mr. Erimyas: If we start talking about the livelihood of the Oromo Farmers and the Oromo people within the outskirts of Finfinnee you will burn in side. In the name of investment, there was Hayat Real Estate which was constructed on “Free Open” land which is solely owned by Tigray investors. These investors build small “service” constructions and sell each lands of thousands of hectares.

In addition, many of contractors and investors are of Tigray ethnic background, who evacuate thousands of Oromo people from their ancestral land. If we put this in numbers the Oromo people being evacuated can be around 150,000 who were displaced from their own land. To find out the scale of how many Oromo people were displaced in this area is not hard to find out.

For instance let me tell you of a Family I knew. Shanqoo’s Dad (Abba Shanqoo) who is a farmer, used to have a huge farm land. Abba Shanqoo had a land that was up to the Bethal hospital. That whole area used to belong to him.

In the neighborhood of Ayer-xenaa and Zenaba Werqi near the radio 97.1 studio there is no one who doesn’t know Shanqoo. He used to carry the vegetables his father cultivated on a donkey and took it there to sell. However, ever since there land was taken and sold away, the vegetables that Shanqoo used to take to the market was no more.

Currently he delivers magazines on his donkey to those area. This is just an example of one person but there are many Oromos like him in that area maybe 10 maybe 40 maybe 100 maybe even over 1000 in numbers!

Another instance, there is an Oromo girl who sell tea for living, let me tell you about her. One of my friends was NGO for assisting HIV affected individuals.
One day he invited me to his organization and mentioned to me about a girl who was living with HIV and was selling tea. This girl long ago before their land was not sold to investors, her mother was a strong farmer. Every now and then they used to take the cultivated vegetables to the market on their donkey and mule. But ever since there land was sold their dad payed his last tribute to his land and migrated to the city and started to drink(intoxication). The intoxication is due to depression and anger. At this time he was visiting the coffee shops and having contacts with women, and unfortunately had contacted HIV. His wife contacted HIV and a child was born between them this child(tea girl) had HIV.

This woman’s(tea girl) first child was lost, then her husband then her teenager son. Now she is part of the NGO where she currently works as a tea lady to support her self.
She burried her whole family but tomorrow she has now one to burry her. This is not a story of one Oromo this is a story of many more like her maybe 50 or 100 more.

To me just to summarize, this is genocide that is specifically focused on the Oromo People.
Oromoo of over 150,000 who are buried in their own capital is just like a complete execution.

Thanks for reading!

FDG Barattoota Oromoon Itti Fufee,Naannoon Mana Barumsa Qellem Dambi Doollo Waraana Wayyaaneen…
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SAD NEWS!!  ‪#‎OromoProtests‬
In west wallagaa in the town of Gimbi in the neighborhood of Waloo-yesuus. There was a 16 year old grade 9 student named Gammachiis Dabalaa. In his life time he used to burn firewood to make charcoal so he can support his family as well as paying for his education. Like his day to day duty, while he went to fetch woods and burn for charcoal on his way to Gimbi town in the morning on 02/09/2006(E.C). He was shot on his foot by a woyanee(TPLF) soldier. Since that day this young boy was spending his time in the Adventist Hosptal in the Gimbi town. Due to lack of quick recovery he passed away on 12/09/2006. May his soul rest in peace!!!!!!!

Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti's photo.
Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti's photo.

ODUU GADDISISSA!! 

God/W/lixaa aanaa Gimbii ganda waloo yesuusitti dhalata barataa Gammachiis Dabalaa umuriin 16 yoo ta’u barataa kutaa 9ti. Jireenyasaa keessatti cilee gubee gara magaalaa gimbii geessee ittin barataa maatii saas gargaara . Akkuma amalasaa cilee fuudhee guyyaa gaafa 02/09/2006 akka lakk habasha ganama gara magaalaa gimbii utuu deemuu loltuun wayyaanee naannoo gafaree bakkaa addaa mana indaaqqoo jedhamutti duukaa buutee ariun rasaasaan miilla isaa dhoofte. gaafuma sana hospitaala adventisti Gimbii ciise. Ta’us carraa fayyuu hin arganne guyyaa gaafa 12/09/2006tti lubbuunsaa darbite kichuutu hudhaatti cite ayiiiiiiiiiiii yaa oromoo lakkii ka’iiiiii uuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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Seenaa Gabaabaa Gooticha Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa

MinishuCaamsaa 19/2014 Gootichi Oromoo Dargaggoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa abbaa isaa Obboo Mallasaa Gargaraa fi harmee isaa Addee Dastaa Taddasaa  irraa bara 1978 Godina Lixa Shawaa aanaa Amboo ganda  Baayyoo fi Qumbiitti  dhalaate. Sabboonaan Oromoo diinaaf hin jilbeeffannee kun  Caamsaa 16/2014 Maagaalaa Adaamaa Keessatti utuu inni hiriyoota isaa ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaa magaalaa Adaamaa keessatti hidhamanii jiran hiriyaa isaa ‘’Bilisummaa Lammii’’  waliin gaafatee deebi’aa jiruu, rasasa humnoota tikaa wayyaanee irraa itti dhukaafameen rukutamee battalatti du’uu waan dideef humnootni tikaa Wayyaanee gochaa gara jabina fi hammeenya guddaan guutameen lamaan isaanii (Milishuu(Abdii) fi Bilisummaa Lammii)  iyyuu konkolaataan duukaa fiiguun konkolaataa irra baasuun yakki ajjeechaa gara jabinaa ilmaan Oromoo kana irratti raawwatee jira.

Sabboonaan Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa umrii ijoollummaa isaa irra eegaluun sochii warraaqsa FDG dargaggootni Oromoo gaggeessan keessatti hirmaachuun gumaacha guddaa taasisaa nama turedha. Sochii FGD Goototni dargaggootni Barattootni Oromoo  yeroo ammaa kana Oromiyaa keessatti gaggeessa jiran keessatti illee himaannaa guddaa gochuun falmii bilisummaa diina waliin utuu gaggeessa jiru, uummata isaaf sabboonaa Oromoo wareegama lubbuu kanfaleedha. Sabboonaan kun yeroo ammaa Magaalaa Adaamaa keessatti hojii daldalaa xixiqqoo itti of jiraachisuu hojjetachaa nama qusannaa tokkoo malee bilisummaa uummata Oromoof kufee ka’ee hojjetudha ta’uu seenaan isaa ni addeessa. Kana malees sabboonaan Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gaargaaraa asi fuldura bara 2009—2011tti Oromummaa isaan  yakkamee Mana hidhaa Maa’ikalawii fi Qaallitiitti hidhamee , dararamaa turuun boodarraa yakka tokko waan hin qabneef  ergaa waggaa sadii oliif dararamaa turee booda karaa mana murtii wayyaanee  yakki isa himachiisuu dhibamuun gadi gadhiifamera.  Mana hidhaa keessas ba’ee sabboonaan Oromoo kun kaayyoo Oromummaa fi bilisummaa saba koof duubatti hin deebi’uu jechuun qabsoo FDG sabboontotni Oromoo biyyaa keessatti gaggeessa jiranitti hirmaachuun hanga wareegama lubbuutti mirga uummata isaa kabachiisuuf arsaa kanfaluu danda’ee jira.

Sirni awwalchaa  sabboonaa jaalatamaa  Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa guyyaa kaleessa  caamsaa 19/2014   bakka dhaloota isaa Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Amboo  Magaalaa Meexxii jedhamtu bakka Kosoboo jedhamutti lafa Ilmaan Oromoo  10,000 olitti lakka’amanitti argamanitti rawwateera.

Uummaannii fi dargaggeessi Amboo sirna gaggeessa goota kanaa irratti argaman dhaadannoo gumaan kee  ni baafna, Oromiyaan ni bilisomti, abbaan irree yeroof malee ni kufa, qabsoon itti fufa, gaaffii keenyaaf dhala keenya ajjeessuun deebii ta’uu hin danda’u, Uummaanni Oromoo walitti haa birmannuu, Mootummaa dhala keenya ajjeessaa jiru waliin hin jiraannuu jechuun sagalee guddaan dhaadannoon dhageesisuun gochaa diinumaa mootummaa Wayyaanee balaleffataniru. #OromoProtests- http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/20/seenaa-gabaabaa-gooticha-oromoo-milishuuabdii-mallasaa-gargaaraa/

 

#OromoProtests-  Xalayaa iyyataa barattootni University Finfinnee Waajiraa Presidenti Motummaa Naannoo Oromiatiif barreessan irraa fudhatame.

FDG Godina Wallaggaa Lixaa Magaalaa Najjoo Irratti Itti Fufe

Caamsaa 15/2014 NajjooGabaasaa Qeerroo magaalaa Najjoo irraa addeessuun armaan dura FDG yeroo uummanni keenyaa fi barataan keenya wal qabatee ka’etti humni tika Wayyaanee bittimsaan sun uummata burjaajessuudhaan hin milkaa’in hafne,Yeroo isaa eeggatee jiraattota uummata magaalattii fi barattoota mana barumsaa sadarkaa 1ffaa,2ffaa fi qophaayinaa dabalatee har’a caamsaa 15 FDG dhoyee jira.Biyyaa fi saba ofitiif wareegamuun waan baratameedha,mootummaan Wayyaanee ilmaan oromoo dhiiga isaa akka bishaanii dhangalaasuun oromiyaa gad hin dhiisu,galii irraa argachuunkoo itti fufa,lafa oromoo ciree gurguruunkoo nan jabeeffadha se’ee uummata bal’aa waraana isaatiin fixuun akkuma karoorsee fi ittan fufa jedhee labsachaa jiru kana ammallee mormuudhaan gaaffiin keenya hamma wareegamaatti nuuf deebi’uu qabaadhaan uummanni magaalaa kana har’a gaaffiiwwan mirgaa qabatanii diddaa isaanii itti fufanii jiru.
-oromiyaan kan oromooti mootummaan Wayyaanee nurraa haaka’u
-Mootummaa sanyii keenya fixaa jiru yaa waaq nurraa buqqisi
-Oromiyaan haa bilisoomtu

-Afaan oromoo afaan hojii fi federaalaa haata’u
-waraanni wayyaanee oromiyaa keessaa haa bahan
-Uummata keenya hidhame mana hidhaatii haa bahan,fi kkf
Jedhuun uummanni fi barattootni gamtaadhaan diina dura dhaabbatanii dhaadachaa turan,humni waraana wayyaanee rasaasaan doorsisuudhaan namoota hedduu daa’ima,jaartii osoo hin jedhin gara mana hidhaatti guuraa turan,kan hafan uummanni diddaa kana itti fufuuf qophii irra jiru.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/15/fdg-godina-wallaggaa-lixaa-magaalaa-najjoo-irratti-itti-fufe/

#OromoProtests- TPLF’s corruptions exposed

This photo shows the colonial mansion of Abadi Zemo – one of TPLF’s men. The house is in Yerer Ber. Just a decade or so ago, Yerer was an Oromo district.This 19th-century-U.S.-plantation like colonial mansion was not built by evicting one Oromo farmer and family. It was built by uprooting an entire community of Oromos in Yerer. No one knows what has happened to that Oromo community uprooted from Yerer to make way for Abadi Zemo’s colonial mansion. Who must stand for those Oromo communities being uprooted across Oromia in TPLF’s land-grabbing campaign? – Gadaa.com

This is just tip of the iceberg of TPLF’s empire of corruption.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXEFgQNJ_0

#OromoProtests- Najjoo & Gori, wallagga lixaa, Western Oromia, 15th May 2014

Land Grabing in oromia, around Finfinnee

‪These are short interviews with farmers who have lost their lands to the government – which in turn passed over to GREEDY BUSINESS CORPORATES

The Ethiopian Government land owner¬ship right has created it easier for flower growers to get land easily. Abiy Mezgebu, 28 has lost his piece of land because of the government influence and pressure. The government paid him a small amount of money – “I had to take the small amount of money that the government offered me and they threatened me to take away my land if I would refuse to take the offer,” says Abiy. Now Abiy is a laborer in the Menagesha Farms. He has lost his land – his means of living for ages.

Aduna Workneh, father of five, lives across bunches of flower farms near Addis Ababa. Officials from the government and flower farms came and talked to him in person. They told me I will benefit better if I take the offer from the government and leave my land. Initially, I refused the offer – because they money would feed my family for a few years, but my land will feed till the ages of my grandchildren and even beyond.” However, Aduna was forced to take the offer and he is now a landless man. He is not sure about his future.

These flower farms benefit us nothing; at least they were expected to provides employment opportunity, says Aduna. Only a few members of our community got employed; as for the majority are not from this area. Showing across the valley, Aduna says – this whole valley was covered by indigenous trees – now is cut down and green houses have been constructed on them. We were able to collect firewood from leftovers and foliage in the forest – the flower farms have taken away everything from us.

http://oromo1refrendum.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/land-grabbing-in-oromia-region-around-addis-ababa/

#OromoProtests: Dambi Dollo, Western Oromia, Wallaggaa, 14th May 2014

#OromoProtests- Oromo students peaceful protest and Agazi’s brutality at Jimma university, 14th May 2014

#OromoProtests FDG: Renewed Anti-Land-Grabbing Students Protests at Wallaggaa University. Four Oromo Students Reported Dead; Several Hundred Oromo Students Injured

wallagaa21May 14, 2014 (gadaa) — #OromoProtests FDG continued at Wallaggaa University in the Nekemte Campus on May 14, 2014 to demand that the Addis Ababa Master Plan be annulled, and to demand for the institutionalization of the Special Interests of Oromiyaa over Finfinnee per the Constitution. The Addis Ababa Master Plan is termed as the Master “Genocide” Plan by Oromo activists as it aims to evict millions of Oromo farmers around Addis Ababa (whose Oromo name is Finfinnee), and hand out the land to local and foreign land-grabbers – with the Chinese being main actors of the ongoing land-grabbing campaigns in Oromia/Ethiopia.

According to sources, three Oromo students were reported dead at the Wallaggaa University May 14, 2014 #OromoProtests FDG, and one fell/was thrown from a high-rising building. And, medical staff at the nearby hospital have reported up to 200 injured Oromo students being brought to the emergency room. The Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces continue to lead the violent crackdown of the nonviolent Oromo Students Movement known as #OromoProtests FDG. When students barricaded themselves in dorm rooms, the Agazi forces have demolished walls to enter the rooms, and carry out their harassment, killings and arrests of the students.

Meanwhile, several hundred Oromo students are being arrested en masse at Jimmaa University; this latest campaign of mass arrests by the TPLF Ethiopian regime is in addition to the already arrested hundreds of Jimmaa University Oromo students and Oromo university professors/instructors.

Here are some photos from today’s Wallaggaa University incident: photos show the atrocities being committed by the Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces on unarmed Oromo students. Warning: some of the photos are gruesome; viewer discretion advised. –For more images click Gadaa.com

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/oromoprotests-fdg-renewed-anti-land-grabbing-students-protests-at-wallaggaa-university-four-oromo-students-reported-dead-several-hundred-oromo-students-injured/

Photo: #Oromoprotests  Government Forces BREAKING IN TO THE DORMITORIES..we can't afford losing everything...Wollega University, the only University in Wollega built in 2007, most of the students are from Oromia region. It is so disappointing that #Oromo Students were not able get education on their own land and currently being terrorized by the Woyyane Regime. University students are our FUTURE LEADERS, getting rid-of Oromo future is the main FOCUS for TPLF. What happened at Wollega University last night tells us exactly that. All other tribes left the University a night before the situation...the federals broke in to the dormitories...they are so serious in KILLING...if it wasn't what is the point of breaking in to their dormitories???  Urgo Haji Edao Dawano Asefa Melka Wakjira Lensa Tilahun Israel Soboka Solidarity with Oromo Students
#OromoProtests at Walaga University when students barricaded themselves in dormitory, Agazi’s broke down the walls and doors. 14th May 2014
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#OromoProtests- Agazi’s brutality at Nekemte (Naqamtee) Wallaggaa University,  14th  May 2014

Agazi  & the brutal regime(TPLF) in Ethiopia is killing peacefully demonstrating oromo students. The TPLF/ Agazi  is also showing its brutal actions on victims’ families and health workers who have showed their empathy to the victims. They are showing their cruelness in each and every action they take on the voiceless peaceful civilians. What does the international legislation, the WHO’s patients’ rights says to this ignorant regime? They are disrespecting international laws in multiple ways.

#‎OromoProtests‬ FDG Renewed Anti-Land-Grabbing Students Protests at Wallaggaa University.

Four Oromo Students Reported Dead; Several Hundred Oromo Students Injured Posted: Caamsaa/May 14, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

#OromoProtests FDG continued at Wallaggaa University in the Nekemte Campus on May 14, 2014 to demand that the Addis Ababa Master Plan be annulled, and to demand for the institutionalization of the Special Interests of Oromiyaa over Finfinnee per the Constitution. The Addis Ababa Master Plan is termed as the Master “Genocide” Plan by Oromo activists as it aims to evict millions of Oromo farmers around Addis Ababa (whose Oromo name is Finfinnee), and hand out the land to local and foreign land-grabbers – with the Chinese being main actors of the ongoing land-grabbing campaigns in Oromia/Ethiopia.

According to sources, three Oromo students were reported dead at the Wallaggaa University May 14, 2014 #OromoProtests FDG, and one fell/was thrown from a high-rising building. And, medical staff at the nearby hospital have reported up to 200 injured Oromo students being brought to the emergency room. The Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces continue to lead the violent crackdown of the nonviolent Oromo Students Movement known as #OromoProtests FDG. When students barricaded themselves in dorm rooms, the Agazi forces have demolished walls to enter the rooms, and carry out their harassment, killings and arrests of the students. Meanwhile, several hundred Oromo students are being arrested en masse at Jimmaa University; this latest campaign of mass arrests by the TPLF Ethiopian regime is in addition to the already arrested hundreds of Jimmaa University Oromo students and Oromo university professors/instructors. Here are some photos from today’s Wallaggaa University incident: photos show the atrocities being committed by the Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces on unarmed Oromo students. Warning: some of the photos are gruesome; viewer discretion advised.  Agazi breaking into dorimtories. #‎OromoProtests‬ reports that  medical staff at Nekemte Hospital being harassed and assaulted by federal police. Altercation began when police tried to remove a wounded individual from the critical unit.

Photo: Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu nuu bonsaan sabontotni gimbii bakka jirtu ka'i oromoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uylFgWZhtOQ

#OromoProtests, Gimbi, Wallaggaa, Western Oromia, May 1oth 2013

 

 Gimbi continued their protest again the dictatorial regime for the Oromo land grab and Finfinne.
Accordingly, the TPLF/ Ethiopian government security forces  (Agazi) are burning buildings and other stores in the Gimbi town.
Qabsoon qeerroo gara dhihaa onnee guuttun itti cimee fufeera.
 Magaala Gimbii keessatti Mormiin uummataa itti fufee jira. 

The brutal crime and atrocity  of T.P.L.F thugs committed on unarmed peaceful Oromo student’s and civilians is continued. While the Oromo Community in diaspora demanding for justice still the killing is continued in Oromia. This picture is from Gimbi, Wallagga, Western Oromia. 

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Adama University

Photo: Finfinnee University students protesting right now. #March4Finfinnee #OromoProtests

2nd May 2014, Burayuu, #OromoProtests

Buraayyuu keessatti abiddi cimaan qabatee jira!!! Yeroo ammaa kanatti buraayyuu keessatti baankonnii,suuqiin akkasumas waajjiraaleen garaa garaa cufamanii jiru.kattaa irraa jalqabee hanga buraayyuutti dhukaasni banamee jira.uummati magaalaa buraayyuu fi barattoonni “uummati keenya nuuf jedhee dhumaa jira misooma uummati keenya hin feene nutis hin barbaannu jechuu dhaan mormii dhageessisaa jiru. akkasumas wallagga lixaa magaalaan Ayiraa mormii guddaa maaster pilaanii finfinnee irratti dhageessisaa jiru.odeeffannoo hedduutu nu qaqqabaa jira dabaree dhaan isiniif dabarsina. Buraayyuun garuu haala nama sodaachisu keessa jirti.uummati naannoo sana jiraatanis yeroo ammaa kana itti makamaa jiru!!!!!!!! akkasumas Najjoo shaambuu fi gidaamii keessatti mormii guddaan adeemsifamaa jira!!!

#OromoProtests, Aayiraa, Wallagaa, Western Oromia

DG guyyaa har’aa sa’a 3:30 irraa eegalee hanga sa’a 6:30 tti fincilli diddaa gabrummaa godina wallaggaa lixaa aanaa Aayiraatti sabboontota bartattoota oromoo mana barumsaa sadarkaa 2ffaa lama (2) walta’uudhaan hawaasa naannoo akkasumas hojjettoota mootummaatiifi abbootiif harmootii osoo hin hafin mormii finaansaa oolaniiru

#OromoProtests, 2nd May 2014, Baabboo Gambeel

guyyaa har’aa aanaa Baabboo Gambeel magaalaa Baabboo Dabaqqaa keessaatti barattootnii fi uummati wal ta’uun hojjetaa mootummaa dabalatee waajjiraalee fi manneen nagadaa cufuun hiriira nagaa bahanii dhaadannoo Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii uummataati ajjechaa fi reebichi nurraa haa dhaabbatu finfinneen kan keenya oromiyaa dabarsinee hin laannu afaan oromoo afaan federaalaa haa ta’u ibsaa guyyaa guutuu barbaanna daandii asfaaltii barbaanna gaaffiin keenya gaaffii barnootaa mitii fi kkf geggeefamaa turee karaa nagaa dhukaasa, reebichaa fi goolii malee xumuramera

2nd May 2014, East Wallagaa, Kiramuu , #OromoProtests

G/W Bahaa A/kiramuutti mormiin baratoota itti fufee injifannoo hedduu gonfataan.  LAK:baraata 2000 ol hirmachise ture ammas akkuma itti fufeetti jira Ergama=oromiya bilisomsu jedhu ture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz1CYnjwjsE

#OromPotests  4th & 5th May 2104: Global, Diree Dhawaa (Eastern Oromia), Midaa Qenyi (West Showa, Central Oromia), Western Oromia,  East Walllaggaa, Western Oromia (Haroo Limmuu, Arjoo, Gataamaa, Nuunnuu, Billoo Boshee, Guttoo Waayyuu, Guttoo Ayyanaa, Digaa Saasigaa, ) Horroo Guguruu, Iluu Abbaa Booraa, West Wallaaggaa, Jijjigaa University……

#OromoProtests, Bakkoo, Oromia   2nd May 2014

Barattootaa fii Jiraattoonni Magaalaa Baakkoo guyyaa arraa (3rd May 2014) jumlaan mana hidhaatti guuramaa jiran.
Goodina Shawaa Lixaa Magaalaa Baakkootti kaleeysa hawaasaa fii Barattoonni hiriira nagayaa bahudhaan moormii maastar Plaani Finfineef qaban ibsuudhaan, ajjeechaa barattoota Yunivarsiitii adda addaa balaaleefachaa oluun Isaani ni yaadatama. Hawaasni Magaalaa Baakkoo Wayyaaneef akka hin mijjooyne hiriira nagayaa hoggaa godhan warra dhagaa haruu fii hattoota wayyaaneen ummata keeysatti ramadde if keeysaa saaxiluun hiriira nagayaa godhanis arra Waraanni Mootummaa magalaa Baakkoo guututti marsee hawaasa mana hidhaatti guuraa jira. Akka gabaasni achi nu gahe himutti Ilmaa fii haadhas kan waliin hidhan akka jiruu fii namoota hidhan keeysaa namoota areeda qaban karaarratti tumaa maaf akka areeda guddise yeroo gaafatan gurbaan Ani kiristaana akkanumattin guddise jechun himaa turus waraanni wayyaanee Ashabbaarii jechuun isa tumaa haadha Isaa itti dabalanii akka hidhan dhagayameera. Oduu Naannoo keeysanii gabaasuun seenaan akka hin dhukkanee shoora taphadhaa. Footoon Barattootaa fii Jiraattoo gama mana hidhaa oofamaa jiran agarsiisa jechuun naannoorraa nuuf ergameera.

#OromoProtests, 4th May 2014

Begii, West Wellega, Western Oromia

Waallaaga Lixaa magaala Beegiitti fiinciila diddaa yommu gegeefamu


#OromoProtests picture from today’s rally in Gidda ( 2 hr waking distance from Najjo).

6th May 2014

‪#‎OromoProtest‬ in Ijaji (W. Shawa), Central Oromia. More pictures one showing uniformed soldiers roaming the street. 7th May 2014.

#OromoProtests, 2nd May 2014, Asko (Finfinnee)

በአሁኑ ሰአት ከታ (አስኮ) አካባቢ የኦሮሞ ተወላጇች በተገደሉ ተማሪወች ሞክንያ ከባድ ተቃዉሞ እያደረጉ ነዉ ብዙ ሰዉች ቃዉሞዉን እየተቀላቀሉ ይገኛል:: … Facebook Citizen Journalist

- Demand to stop the Addis Ababa Master “Genocide’ Plan 
- Demand JUSTICE for the Massacres in Ambo, Haramaya, Bale-Robe, 

http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/audio/Audio/405430.html

#OromoProtests, 2nd  May 2014. Dambii Dollo

Hara’s kan kaleessan olii ture dirreen Stadium Dambii Dollo…Waaqeffannaa…saba keenyaaf kadhachuu…barattoota keenyaaf kadhachuu…araara waamuun itti fufee Oole !!! kadhataan nugargaaraa ! wanti Waaqayyoof dadhabame

hinjiru !

Photo: #OromoPrtotests Dambi Dollo right now

#OromoProtests  Dembi Dolloo, Qellem Wallagaa, Western Oromia, 6th May 214

Photo: #OromoProtests underway in Jimma Horro/ Nunu, Kellem Walaga province

#OromoProtests Arjoo (JImma Arjo and Nunnuu Qumbaa), East Wallaggaa, Western Oromia, 6th May 2014.

2nd May 2014‪#‎OromoProtests‬ pictures from the rally at Galila (E.Walaga)

#OromoProtests Photo: Addis Ababa University Oromo students urge Mr. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, who’s on a visit in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa), to condemn the government violence on unarmed Oromo students protesting against the Addis Ababa Master Plan to expand the city limits, and thereby evict in millions those Oromos living around the Capital, and also dispossess them of their land (May 1, 2014) 

#OromoProtests  2nd May 2014 in Dongoro town (27 KM from Gimbi) – low resolution picture
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Ethiopia Godina Arsii Lixaa magaala Dodoolatti barattoonni mana baruumsa sadaarka lammaaffa dodoola Fdg eegaluf moona mana baruumsa afootti osoo marii’ata jiran,humnoota mootummaan addaan bittiinayan.barattoonni kun osoo sagaale hin dhageesisin addan bittiinaayanis bakka mirgi Abbaa biyyumma ummaata oromoo hin kabajaminitti hin barannu jeechun yeroo amma kana mormi dhageessisa jiran.” /></div>
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#OromoProtests #Oromo, 2nd May 2014, Arsi (Dodola)
Ethiopia Godina Arsii Lixaa magaala Dodoolatti barattoonni mana baruumsa sadaarka lammaaffa dodoola Fdg eegaluf moona mana baruumsa afootti osoo marii’ata jiran,humnoota mootummaan addaan bittiinayan.barattoonni kun osoo sagaale hin dhageesisin addan bittiinaayanis bakka mirgi Abbaa biyyumma ummaata oromoo hin kabajaminitti hin barannu jeechun yeroo amma kana mormi dhageessisa jiran.
#OromoProtests, 4th May 2014: Guduruu (Kombolcha), Horroo Guduruu  Wallagaa, Western Oromia
kaleessa godina horro gudduru wallagaa magaala kombolcha aanaa guduruutti ummanni oromoo fi baratoonni oromoo hirira nagaa bahan ta’us haala nagayan itti fufu hin dandeenye sababni isaa saroonni fi jaleen wayyaanee ummata fi baratoota mirga isaaf dhaabate kana reebanii adda adda fachaasani haa ta’u malee gaafa kibxataa(28:8:06) haala nama ajaa’ibun hiriira nagaa bahuuf qopha‘ani jiru kanaaf uummanni oromoo hundi qabsoo isaa itti fufuu qaba jenna nutti oromoonni hundi keenya mirga keenyaaf dhaabachu qabna hamma yoomiitti cunqursama hafnaa??

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromo-students-nonviolent-movement-at-wallaggaa-university-against-eviction-of-oromo-farmers-from-finfinnee-surrounding-and-expansion-of-addis-ababa/

#‎OromoProtests‬ Buunidhoo Beddellee, Iluu (LIxa Oromiyaa)

Guyyaa har’aa 07/05/2014, Godina ILUU ABBAA BOORAA, AANAA BEDDELLEE, MAGAALAA BEDDELLEETTI barattoonni MANA BARUMSAA SAD. 2FFAA FI QOPHAA’INAA kessatti barattootni har’a HIRIIRA Mormii isaanii dhageessisaniiru.

Mormiin isaani kunis: 1. Barattootni Aanaa Beddelle irraa hidhamanii jiranii fi oromiyaa guutu keessaa hidhaman nuuf haa hiikaman! 2. Yeroo ammaa Oromiyaa guutu kessatti gaaffin barattoota fi ummata oromootin geggeeffamaa jiru, kan lubbuu oromoota baay’e galaafachisaa jiru deebi haa argatu. 3. Reebamuu fi hidhamuun barattoota fi ummata oromoo irraa haa dhaabatu jechuun mormi cimaa gaggessaa jiru.

Haa ta’uu malee hangaa sa’aa waaree duraatti barattooni 10 ni ol ta’an qabamanii waranaa polisii federaalan mana hidhaati galchaniiru.

Kana males polisiin federaala fi polisiin oromiyaa ijoolle reebuu, hiriira bittinsuu fi kaan immo funaanani mana hidhaati guura jiru. Adaraa ummani naannoo fi hojjattooni mootummaa illee nu bira dhaabbachuu qabdu jedhaa jiru. Qabsoon keenya itti fufa!!

http://bilisummaa.org/2014/05/07/%E2%80%AA%E2%80%8Eoromoprotests%E2%80%AC-buunidhoo-beddellee-iluu-lixa-oromiyaa/

Oromo diaspora (Norway) joined the Oromia (at home) peaceful movement, 1st may 2014 in protest of the Tyranny of Ethiopia and its genocidal master plan.

#‎OromoProtests‬-   SIREE town, 50km from Adama, Siree high school and preparatory student are going to protest “The Master Plan” that is planned by ‪#‎TPLF‬ to annex 20 oromia towns. The people are also preparing to abandon him/herself from any activity, teachers are going to stop teaching, student are going to stop learning, there is no marketing, gov’t employer are going close the office until the questions of oromo student get response. When and where the Siree high school and preparatory student will going to hold demonstration is not publicized for security purpose. 5th May 2014

Horrifying Scene from the Ambo Massacre of April 29, 2014 – #OromoProtests
- Peaceful Oromo protesters – opposing the Addis Ababa Master Plan – chased by the TPLF security forces as they (the TPLF security forces) indiscriminately batter rally-goers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dz1CYnjwjsE

#OromProtests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5A25txsNps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yxknX0Nh5Ww

Photos/Videos: the Global Oromo Community and Friends of the Oromo Express Solidarity with #OromoProtests and Demand Justice for Slain Oromos

Gadaa.com (Gochaa Abba irre Motummaa Wayyaanee ummata Oromoo irratti raawachaa jiru, mormudhaan tarkaanfii waloo fi hatattama fudhachuuf Marii waamame ture milkaawe jira. Qophiin kuni, akka aadaa Oromootti Ebbaa Jaarsoole Oromoon dungoo qabsiisuudhaafi yaadannoo Gotoota Oromoo nuf waregamnin jalqabame. Marii kana irratti namoota dhibban lakkawaaman kan argaman yemmu ta’u, bakka bu’oota Hawaasa Oromoo Berliin-HOB. ev fi Hawaasa Oromoo Munchen fi Nannoo-HOMN e.V, Murtii isaani ummataaf ibsani gaaffii ka’eefis deebi kennaniiru. Waluma galatti Hirira nagaa gaafa Caamsa 9, 2014tti geggeffamu ilaalchisanis haalli qindaawee akka jiru ibsame, hawaasonni biro fi Jaarmooli siyaasas misensoota isaani kan hirmaachisan ta’u isa akkasumas, Warri yakka kana ummata kenya irratti rawwatan haga Seeraan Gaafatamani murtii isaani argatanitti fi gaaffin Saba Oromoo deebii hamma argattutti utu giddutti hinkutiin qabsoo kana kessa hirmaachuuf waada galaniiru. Jarmooleen Siyaasaa Oromoos gargarummaa ilaalchaa siyaasaa qabaan dhiphiifataa diina irratti xiyeeffachuun akkataa dantaa ummataa Oromoo kabajchisuu fi tiksuu irratti garaa fuulduraa maarii bal’aa kan hawaasni keenyaa ifatti qoodaa irraa fudhaatuu akkaa yabboo(Forum)n tolfamuu hirmatoonii walgahii kanaa dhammatnii jiru. Tokkummaan Humna! – 03.05.2014 – Muenchen) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Photo: Oromo Diaspora in Minnesota – the largest community outside Oromia – met on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to discuss on how to best help Oromo Students’ #OromoProtests) Gadaa.com (Photo: Oromo Diaspora in Minnesota – the largest community outside Oromia – met on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to discuss on how to best help Oromo Students’ #OromoProtests) Gadaa.com (Photo: Oromo Diaspora in Minnesota – the largest community outside Oromia – met on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to discuss on how to best help Oromo Students’ #OromoProtests)

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The so-called Addis Ababa Master-Plan is meant to physically/ethnically/nationally cleanse Oromo from Tulama-land. Let us see this case, Lafto was an Afan-Oromo speaking Oromia district a mere 15 years ago. Over the last decade or so, the Afan-Oromo Lafto has been transformed into an Amharic-speaking region inside Addis Ababa – with no significant Oromo nationals there; thus, by expanding to the Lafto area, the Habesha government of Addis Ababa has committed ethnocide on the Oromo in Lafto (it changed the ethnic/national makeup of the Lafto area). This is a point in addition to physically murdering the Oromo farmers who used to live in Lafto area – where are they now? With no land, home and livelihood to depend upon, they have been left to die slowly – which is the genocide committed on the Oromo as a result of the expansion of Addis Ababa into Lafto. The same can be said about other Oromo regions now forcefully incorporated into Addis Ababa, especially over the last few decades: CMC, Kolfe, Kotebe, etc. In other words, the expansion of Addis Ababa has nothing to do with “urbanization” or “development” – but only for committing the physical liquidation (genocide) of the Oromo farmers, and extermination of their language and culture (ethnocide). To summarize, the expansion of Addis Ababa results in the death of Oromo farmers and their families, and also in the death of their culture and language. This is to say, the Master Plan of Addis Ababa is the Habesha’s Mein Kampf on the Oromo. (Note: Mein Kampf is Hitler’s hateful plan for extermination of the Jews). By all means necessary, all Oromos and friends of the Oromo – and peace-loving citizens of the world – must destroy the Habesha’s Mein Kampf on the Oromo – aka the Master Plan of the Addis Ababa City. Those behind this document must be brought forward to face justice for attempting/vouching to perpetrate ethnic cleansing and ethnocide on the Oromo. – Gadaacom  Oromo

The Secrets of  the New Master plan of  Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) Expansion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EG-Yco3RzOw

THE NEW MASTER PLAN (MASTER CLAN KILLER) OF FINFINNE (ADDIS ABABA): Critique and Protest Against Utopian (Nowhere) Comprehensiveness and Physical (Tabula Rasa) Determinist Master Plan.

It is a politically motivated move based on driving the surrounding Oromo community into deeper poverty offering only empty promise to others simply echoing what they think people may want to hear such as, international standard, accelerated development, modernizing the city, experts from prominent European master planners, etc. They have wrongly judged the Oromo thinking and aspirations when they try to trick the Oromos by naming few Oromo individuals like Kumaa Dammaksaa, Berhane Deressa, Driba Kuma, etc. These individuals have always been on the other side of the Oromo issue that the dictators were ingenuous to think that such names would soften the position of the Oromos to thwart the grand political question that they have been asking. No cover ups and use of Oromo names can answer this questions, only the rule of law implemented without political infringement can. The current Ethiopian constitution touted 20 years ago then is politically void in that many of its provisions including articles 40, 43, and 49 remained hollow promises. Particularly, Article 49 of the fake constitution gives only lip service concerning the special interest of Oromia on Addis Ababa. So far, the acclaimed special interest had not met any interest of the Oromo people and the State of Oromia except the contamination of rivers, unmanaged urban runoff, untreated grey water, and pollutions from different land uses of Finfinnee continue to wreak lives and destroy livelihoods of the surrounding Oromos. No considerations of inclusionary practice for Oromo people who use water from the contaminated rivers is made in the recent master plan; it rather plans to do worse, uproot the remaining communities and clear up the swaths of land for the alien settlers. The plan is not inclusive and has no room for managing conflicting interests. So, it is morally, ethically, and professionally wrong and void. Politically flawed; federally owned or territorial boundary of the city has no geographically limited space and no sustainable growth management practices are evinced within the master plan document. The territories of States are divisible and can be manipulated all the time for hidden and clear goals where the state of Oromia has no clear boundaries. The master plan has a clear expansionist goal that will divide the state of Oromia in to two separate regions while it gives access (connection) to the Amhara region and Gurage zone in the near feature. So, the acclaimed master plan is an open venue for the urban sprawl and the development it claims can create political instability for that country. Legally unconstitutional and has no legal means is provided to acquire 1.1 million hectares of land. It is aimed to transfer a political power, state property, and private property to the other private owner (the riches). This is illegal because government cannot take a property from one citizen and transfer it to other private citizen or cannot treat its citizens prejudicially and undermine the rights of indigenous population. The so called master plan has unbearable outcomes; it is aimed to disintegrate the shared values of Oromo people, kills the sense of belongingness, the clans, sub-clans, hamlets, and traditional norms. That master plan has ignored the right of the Oromo people and the state of Oromia to administer a large city and has the intent of building a single municipal government on the big chunk of land. The so called prominent European experts on the advisory payroll seemed to have no clue of multijurisdictional planning or ignored the underlying effects of planning that can destroy existing unique identity. If growth is desirable the undesirable effects of planning could be averted. For instance, cities can have contiguous shape or spotted (leapfrog) settlements while having different local governments that leave sensitive places open as it is in between the cities such as farm lands, environmentally sensitive places, historical places, and indigenous population. Why is the state of Oromia cannot administer satellite (suburban) cities? No reason except there is a hidden goal.That master plan is naive about the sociological formation of indigenous people and assumed as if no diversity exists. Its planning contents disrespected existing values that are given for diversity of culture, values, and different interests of the Oromian state position. No principles and normative theory is evidenced. That master plan is naive about the sociological formation of indigenous people and assumed as if no diversity exists. Its planning contents disrespected existing values that are given for diversity of culture, values, and different interests of the Oromian state position. No principles and normative theory is evidenced. No answer is provided for questions such as, who is going to be evicted? Why they are evicted? Where is their destination? And where is the end point of expansion of the city of Finfinnee? No equal opportunity and equitable conditions provided for the affected.

By Gamsiis (Ph.D.)

Introduction

The aim of this short essay is to protest and critique the newly declared Master Plan of Finfinne (Addis Ababa), the central city of Oromia. Moreover, it is also aimed to advocate for and bolster the voice of the underrepresented Oromo communities living in around Fifinne who are affected by this master plan.  The so called new master plan of the city of Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) is a top-down, utopian, physical determinist, a blue print production oriented plan, and filled with politically void terms, laden with hidden agenda that has a grand aim of disintegrating the territorial integrity of the state of Oromia and expand federal government and the minority settlers it has been sponsoring for the last 23 years at the heart of Oromo land, Finfinne.

Prior to discussing the details of the so called master plan this article will define and analyze three major planning and plan related issues. Here we will discuss the theoretical and practical considerations in defining a city planning, and the legal frameworks surrounding city planning practices.

City planning (Town planning) in general term is an activity that regulates the urban development to efficiently manage the urban land use in order to improve the lives of its community by creating safe, healthy, equitable, well situated, and attractive social and economic opportunities for the present residents without compromising the need and possible aspirations of future generations.

Therefore, Master plans (comprehensive plan, general plan) should be aimed to create more development opportunity, better living conditions, healthy and livable place.  There are multiple outcomes that are expected from the genuine planning activity. Planning should focus on providing and creating better job opportunity for the community, build improved tax base for the city government, and facilitate the provision of better public services such as transportation, supply, utility services, schools, safety services (policing, fire protection, etc.), recreations, and park services. Secondly, planning is aimed to facilitate economic development outcomes that encourage existing economic institutions and attract new development opportunities. Thirdly, planning activity must create equitable benefits (conditions) for the business community, the public, and the local government (city government). Fourth, city planning activity should empower environment friendly development activities while regulating activities that can have negative environmental impacts and severe environmental hazards such as industrial pollutions, management of urban runoffs, and control other land use externalities.

Contrarily, planning can have negative impacts on property values, can affect peoples’ life negatively, may have hidden values or vague goals, and can have negative political impacts against citizen. Planning activity without legal and judiciary means of protecting civil right can serve as covert exercise of power over the private property, and natural amenities can have a devastating outcome. Authorities, business community, and interested stakeholders may use planning as a land grabbing tool or can impose unfair land use management practices.

Moreover, planning itself can be viewed as a political exercise that manifests itself as taking power (eminent domain) or policing power over public/community properties as well as private property. In its perfect sense, planning should be purely apolitical and it is a governmental duty exercised by city government. But planning can unequally benefit/harm citizens, and even displace and evict communities, destroy shared common values, culture, identity, history and heritage of people, and can kill the sense of belongingness and ownership. Particularly, in places like Finfinne where the unique merger of history and power accorded aliens the privilege of carving a settlement for themselves among the indigenous people, planning to expand, modify the settlement (city) will have always adverse effect on the surrounding indigenous communities. In addition to the scramble for the physical land resources there exist invaluable cultural and historical heritage heritages that may be destroyed by planning practices. There are diverse multi layered socio-cultural orders, common shared values, systems, clans, sub clans, villages, traditional settlements, historical places, and related religious amenities of indigenous nature on which planning can have a devastating effect. It can kill all of these values if not practiced carefully and if legal measures and institutions are not in place to protect all of these including environmentally sensitive areas.

Additionally, planning is value laden practice and with multi-faceted interest where affected parties need to consulted, counseled and legally represented at all planning levels and their needs and rights given proper consideration. Planning graphics, maps, colors, and planning jargons can be very complex, can be hard to be understood by layperson, and are full of professional terms. In some cases planning can have hidden goals where the outcomes are not clear to everyone including the stakeholders they were meant to serve.

The Master Clan Killer

As the case study conducted about the current and newly proposed master plan shows

The analysis of the newly proposed master plan of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) indicated that its content and quality has imposed issues (values) that are dictatorial and top-down planning activity.  The so called master plan is aimed at physical development such as land acquisition for the expansion of the city without full social, cultural, and environmental planning concepts. The industrial zonation of the south east Finfinne was an example of bad planning practice that did not take in to account the impact it can have on the environment. Industrial wastes from this zone have affected thousands of individuals along Akaki (Aqaaqii) river banks and the effects have been felt as far south as Koka (Qooqaa).  Therefore, this and earlier master plans were aimed to achieve physical design goals i.e., a plan to expand the perimeter of federal constituency at the expense of social, cultural, environmental, historical and economic injustices to the nearby indigenous communities. The so called master plan failed the affected communities, destroyed their values and can be called the CLAN KILLER. The following is a justification why it has to be called the MASTER CLAN KILLER.

  1. The acclaimed master plan is socially blind and has never mentioned to have a social oriented goal. So, it is socially reckless physical design oriented towards achieving a narrow goal of undermining the state of Oromia and the Oromo people and expanding breathing ground for aliens settled in the city.
  2. It is blind towards the cultural and historical heritage of Oromo people that existed for thousands of years before the inception of Finfinnee. No evidence of any attempt was presented to protect the cultural and historical heritages of the local communities and the major Oromo clans of the area such as Abbichuu. Gullallee, Galaan, etc, are on the verge of extinction.
  3. It is a politically motivated move based on driving the surrounding Oromo community into deeper poverty offering only empty promise to others simply echoing what they think people may want to hear such as, international standard, accelerated development, modernizing the city, experts from prominent European master planners, etc. They have wrongly judged the Oromo thinking and aspirations when they try to trick the Oromos by naming few Oromo individuals like Kumaa Dammaksaa, Berhane Deressa, Driba Kuma, etc. These individuals have always been on the other side of the Oromo issue that the dictators were ingenuous to think that such names would soften the position of the Oromos to thwart the grand political question that they have been asking. No cover ups and use of Oromo names can answer this questions, only the rule of law implemented without political infringement can. The current Ethiopian constitution touted 20 years ago then is politically void in that many of its provisions including articles 40, 43, and 49 remained hollow promises. Particularly, Article 49 of the fake constitution gives only lip service concerning the special interest of Oromia on Addis Ababa. So far, the acclaimed special interest had not met any interest of the Oromo people and the State of Oromia except the contamination of rivers, unmanaged urban runoff, untreated grey water, and pollutions from different land uses of Finfinnee continue to wreak lives and destroy livelihoods of the surrounding Oromos. No considerations of inclusionary practice for Oromo people who use water from the contaminated rivers is made in the recent master plan; it rather plans to do worse, uproot the remaining communities and clear up the swaths of land for the alien settlers. The plan is not inclusive and has no room for managing conflicting interests. So, it is morally, ethically, and professionally wrong and void.
  4. Politically flawed; federally owned or territorial boundary of the city has no geographically limited space and no sustainable growth management practices are evinced within the master plan document. The territories of States are divisible and can be manipulated all the time for hidden and clear goals where the state of Oromia has no clear boundaries. The master plan has a clear expansionist goal that will divide the state of Oromia in to two separate regions while it gives access (connection) to the Amhara region and Gurage zone in the near feature. So, the acclaimed master plan is an open venue for the urban sprawl and the development it claims can create political instability for that country.
  5. Legally unconstitutional and has no legal means is provided to acquire 1.1 million hectares of land. It is aimed to transfer a political power, state property, and private property to the other private owner (the riches). This is illegal because government cannot take a property from one citizen and transfer it to other private citizen or cannot treat its citizens prejudicially and undermine the rights of indigenous population.
  6. The so called master plan has unbearable outcomes; it is aimed to disintegrate the shared values of Oromo people, kills the sense of belongingness, the clans, sub-clans, hamlets, and traditional norms.
  7. That master plan has ignored the right of the Oromo people and the state of Oromia to administer a large city and has the intent of building a single municipal government on the big chunk of land. The so called prominent European experts on the advisory payroll seemed to have no clue of multijurisdictional planning or ignored the underlying effects of planning that can destroy existing unique identity. If growth is desirable the undesirable effects of planning could be averted. For instance, cities can have contiguous shape or spotted (leapfrog) settlements while having different local governments that leave sensitive places open as it is in between the cities such as farm lands, environmentally sensitive places, historical places, and indigenous population. Why is the state of Oromia cannot administer satellite (suburban) cities? No reason except there is a hidden goal.
  8. That master plan is naive about the sociological formation of indigenous people and assumed as if no diversity exists. Its planning contents disrespected existing values that are given for diversity of culture, values, and different interests of the Oromian state position.
  9.  No principles and normative theory is evidenced.
  10. No answer is provided for questions such as, who is going to be evicted? Why they are evicted? Where is their destination? And where is the end point of expansion of the city of Finfinnee?
  11. No equal opportunity and equitable conditions provided for the affected
  12. No evidence of public participation and the affected side has no say in it. All planning jargons, engineering graphics, color codes, and the full intent of the plan supposed to be explained to the unskilled public. Legal representation and professional advocacy supposed to be rendered for the affected community. The so called master plan has no principles or notion of inclusive community development plan. Its participants are outsiders and foreigners to the Oromo public and have nothing to do with Oromo to discuss their future destiny on behalf of our community. No authority is vested to any foreign nationals or foreign government or any non-Oromo group to decide on them or ratify any type of master plan on behalf the State of Oromia. This will create distrust between the representatives of Oromian state and the Oromian nationals at large while undermining the fake constitution of Ethiopia. The leaders of OPDO should rise and remove the curtain that has blinded them for too long. If they need any sort of credibility among the Oromo people, this is their chance. They have to stand firm and oppose this TPLF sponsored master plan of destroying Oromia and the Oromo people. The destruction of the Oromo people as we know is the end of OPDO as well.
  13. It is a perpetrated document for federal government to practice an overtly eminent domain and expand the federal government holdings.
  14. It is a document aimed to kill (weaken) the tax base of the state of Oromia and economically marginalize Oromian citizens while holding them in a perpetual poverty trap.
  15. It is a planning document without zoning ordinance and legal support.
  16.  It is a top-down faceted planning activity and it is the same as the past failed master plans. It is a dictatorial planning system that has no public interest envisioned.
  17. It is an old style, rigid, and inflexible blueprint without common value.

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From Ambo in West, to Melka Jebdu/Dire Dawa in East, to Jimma in South, to Kombolcha/Walloo in North, Oromia is Up for Grabs Under the Cover of “Industrial Zones”

According to documents acquired by Gadaa.com, the scale of land grabbing (land thefts) underway in Oromia by the TPLF junta, its Habesha “INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) and its foreign financiers is larger than previously known to the public. According to information aggregated by Gadaa.com, prime farmlands in Oromia, including the Walloo territory in the North, will be divided into at least 8 “industrial zones” and ownership of Oromo farmlands will be transferred to Habesha “INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) and their foreign financiers under the pretext of the “Growth and Transformation Plan – GTP – Development” scheme. Ambo, in West Oromia, is slated to be ultimately incorporated under the authority of Addis AbabaAdministration, together with Bole-Lemmi, Sandafa, Dukem, Kilinto and other small Oromian towns Surrounding Addis Ababa. Under this scheme, Oromo farmers in Kilinto have been completely evicted off their farmlands over the last year in 2013/2014, as it was reported last week on Gadaa.com. Farmlands around Jimma in South Oromia and those in Melka Jebdu around Dire Dawa in East Oromia will all be incorporated into the adjacent cities, and the ownership of the land be transferred to Habesha“INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) under the pretext of “development,” “Growth and Transformation Plan – GTP,” and so on. In Northern Oromia, the TPLF regime has already doled out land to “INVESTORS” under its GTP scheme around Kombolcha, near Bati, Walloo. The full TPLF plan, if implemented, will uproot millions of Oromos from their farmlands, and condemn them to further poverty with no land and livelihood. Here are some documents: – The 8 so far known “industrial zones” designed by TPLF for land theft and grabbing in Oromia (includes Jimma, Dire Dawa and Kombolcha/Walloo): Gadaa.com – Ambo and Other Towns Around Finfinnee: the expansive Addis Ababa will ultimately bring these Oromian towns under its authority per the TPLF plan:   Gadaa.com http://gadaa.com/oduu/25363/2014/04/15/from-ambo-in-the-west-to-melka-jebdudire-dawa-in-the-east-to-jimma-in-the-south-to-kombolchawalloo-in-the-north-oromia-is-up-for-grabs-under-the-disguise-of-industrial-zones/#.U0y_ONMGNwM.facebook

The Oromo Federalist Congress(OFC) has sounded its sternest alarm about the ongoing land-grab activities in Oromia, especially the plan regarding the Oromian towns surrounding Finfinnee, in a statement released on April 14, 2014. OFC issued the statement at the conclusion of its meeting in Finfinnee on April 13, 2014.

In the statement, OFC also condemned the Ethiopian government’s Land Policy, which is being enforced in Oromia without Oromo’s participation, as a plan that will ignite violence between Oromo farmers and investors. Furthermore, OFC reminded the Ethiopian government about the Special Interests of Oromia in Addis Ababa (Finfinnee), which has not been implemented so far, per the Constitution.

Here is  the  statement in  Afan Oromo:

OFC_FinfinneeMeeting2014_2 OFC_FinfinneeMeeting2014_1     OFC_letter_April2014_1     OFC_letter_April2014_2 OFC_letter_April2014_3   http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/oromo-federalist-congress-ofc-sounds-alarm-about-the-ongoing-land-grab-in-oromia/         The Oromo people  are opposing the TPLF’s new master plan to destroy the Oromo nation, identity and home land: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MrWs8yJh5mY   Dhimma Maastar Pilaanii Finfinnee irratti xiinxala hayyoota Oromoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sqF3gECERcU   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBnauhTIClg https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBnauhTIClg https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uXsIrbdbEQ4

Ibsa ABO | The OLF Condemns the Acts of Ethnic Cleansing in Finfinnee

The OLF Condemns the Acts of Ethnic Cleansing Perpetrated Against the Oromo People by the TPLF-led Regime in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa)

PRESS RELEASE 16th April 2014
We are gravely concerned that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front-led (TPLF) regime has, once again, intensified its policy of cleansing the Oromo people from Finfinnee, the capital city of Oromia, and the surrounding districts.
The regime first created the so-called Oromia Special Zone in 2008 and since pursued a relentless systematic removal of the indigenous Oromo people from their ancestral land in the name of “land for investors”, with the sole purpose of forcefully usurping and controlling Oromo land and resource.
The Oromo towns including Akaki, Bonsa, Burayu, Chaffe, Chancho, Dukam, Galan, Holata, Mojo, Mulo, Sabata, Sandafa, Sululta, and Walamara, which the regime has brought under the administration of the “Special Zone”, are scattered along the four main gates to and from the capital in the range of 25Km to 50Km from the capital city.
The regime has launched its most recent atrocity under the guise of “Addis Ababa and the Surrounding OromiaIntegrated Development Plan Project” and annexed the aforementioned towns from Oromia. The regimes’ long-term sinister strategic plan is to surgically remove Finfinnee and the surrounding from Oromia and annex it to the neighboring Amhara state and deprive Oromia of its vital economic and political capital when Oromia eventually becomes an independent country.
Having compulsorily and illegally evicted the Oromo people from areas surrounding their capital city, and now removing a huge landmass and vital strategic towns away from Oromia, the regime has — as it did in 2004 when it imprisoned, killed and exiled over 350 Oromo students for opposing the eviction of Oromo institutions from their capital city — provoked the Oromo youth to rise up and protest. Now it will use this as pretext to dismiss Oromo students from universities, imprison them, and send them into exile en masse.
The TPLF regime and its collaborators need to understand that the land taken from the Oromo people will be returned to its lawful owners sooner or later.
The regime has been waging state terrorism against the Oromo people to suppress their protest against eviction from their homeland and confiscation of their farmlands. It has imprisoned tens of thousands of them for their objection to its apartheid-like educational policy and for their demands of political rights and the right of self-determination for the past two decades. Numerous reports from credible regional and international human rights organizations confirm that the TPLF considers all socially and politically conscious Oromo nationals as enemies, and that it targets them as such.
There has been no regime that has pushed the Oromo people harder than the TPLF in their history. They are being pushed to the limit by the brutalities of the regime and have no alternative but to rise up in unison. Hence, the current TPLF-led regime needs to be reminded that its premeditated human rights abuses and dehumanization of the Oromo people constitute a recipe for a disastrous civil war.
The OLF believes the TPLF must be stopped. The OLF will do all in its power to strengthen its struggle against the regime. We will also renew our call to our people to stand shoulder to shoulder and strengthen our unity to defeat the enemy and guarantee the survival of our nation.
Oromia shall be free!
Oromo Liberation Front

Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo Mootummaan Wayyaanee Oromoo Finfinnee fi Naannoo Keessaa Haxaayee Baasuuf Itti Jiru Ni Balaaleffata

16 Ebla 2014
Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Adda Bilisummaa Uummata Tigraayiin (Wayyaaneen) gaggeeffamu magaalaa guddittii Oromiyaa, Finfinnee fi magaalota naannoo ishee jirani irraa Oromoo haxaayee baasuuf imaammata qabu itti fufuun isaa hedduu yaaddessaa ta’ee jira.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee jalqaba bara 2008 keessa godina addaa Oromiyaa kan jedhu uumuun Oromoota akaakayyuu fi abaabayyuun laficha irra jiraataa turan buqqisuun shiraan maqaa ’misooina’ jedhuun lafa Oromoo humnaan saamee towannaa isaa jala galchee jira. Finfinnee irraa km 25 – 50 irratti kan argaman magaalonni akka Aqaaqii, Boonsaa, Buraayyuu, Caffee, Caancoo, Duukam, Galaan, Hoolota, Moojoo, Muloo, Sabbata, Sandaafaa, Sulultaa fi Walmaraa bulchiinsa godinoota addaa Oromiyaa jedhamu jalatti yeroo ammaa kana dhuunfaa mootummaa Wayyaanee jala jiru.
Akka hammeenya mootummaan Wayyaanee caalaatti yeroo dhihoo kana jalqabee jiruutti aguuggii ’Finfinnee fi Karoora Qindoomina Proojektii Guddina Misooma Naannoo Addaa Oromiyaa’ jedhuun magaalota arman ol maqaan ka’e Finfinneetti maxxansuuf yaalaa jira. Akeekni kanaas Finfinnee fi naannoo ishee Oromiyaa irraa kutuun bulchiinsa isaa biyyoota ollaa kan akka Amaaraan walitti dabaluun fuulduratti siyaasaa fi hawaasummaa Oromiyaa walaba taatu xiqqeessuuf akka ta’e hubatamaa dha.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee Oromoota naannoo magaalaa guddittii isaanii taate Finfinnee jiraataa turan dirqamaa fi seeraa ala buqqisaa turee amman tana ammoo lafuma isaanii kanaa fi magaalota beekamoo naannoo Finfinnee Oromiyaa irraa kutuun Finfinneettan dabala jechaa jira.
Mootummaan TPLF kun bara 2004 keessas akkuma kana dhaabbatoota Oromoo Finfinnee irraa buqqisuuf yeroo tattaafataa ture barattoota Oromoo sadarkaa olaanaa gocha kana morman 350 ol ta’an hidhuu, ajjeesuu fi biyya irraa akka godaanan godhe ture. Ammas barattoota Oromoo University tuttuquun akka isaan mormii kaasan gochuun hedduminaan barumsa irraa akka arihataman, mana hidhaatti akka guuraman akkasumas biyya irraa gara biyya alaatti akka godaanan gochuuf kan yaadame dha.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee fi warri isa waliin tumsa qaban oolee bula malee lafti Oromoo seeraan abbaa lafaa kan ta’e Oromootti akka deebi’uu danda’u beekuu qabu.
Mootummaan kun Oromoon dache isaa irraas ta’e qonnaa isaa irraa yommuu buqqa’u akka hin iyyanneef ykn hin mormineef ’seera shororkeessituu’ baafatuun ittiin gadi qabaa jira. Kana dura waggoota kurnan lamaan darban keessa imaammata barumsaa kan seera ’aparteid’ fakkaatuu gadi hinjirre mormuuf, gaaffii mirga siyaasaa fi mirga hiree ofii ofiin murteeffachuu gaafachuuf barattoonni kumaatamatti lakkaa’aman sochii waan godhaniif mana hidhaatti guuraman. Akka gabaasota dhabota mirga dhala namaa Addunyaatti, Wayyaaneen siyaasaanis ta’e hawaasummaan Oromoota eenyumaa isaanii irratti dammaqiinsa qaban irratti xiyyeeffachuun akka diineffatee jiru ragaa bahu.
Seenaa cunqursootaa keessatti kan akka Wayyaanee uummata Oromoo irratti dhiibbaa guddaa godhe hin turre. Kanaaf uummatni Oromoo tokkummaan ka’ee qabsoo isaa jabeessuu malee fala biraa hinqabu. Mootummaan Wayyaanee kan beekuu qabu qeyee isaa irratti mirga uummata Oromoo jeequu fi namummaa isaa xiqqeessuuf gocha itti jiru kana irraa yoo of hinqusanne ummatoota biyyattii gidduutti wal waraansi akka ka’uuf karaa banaa akka jiru dha.
Wayyaaneen gocha uummata Oromoo irratti raawwataa jiru kana irraa dhaabamu akka qabu Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo itti amana. ABOn qabsoo mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti godhu karuma fedheen iyyuu ciminaan itti fufa. Uummanni Oromoo tokkummaan harka walqabatee qabsoo isaa jabeessuun diina isaa injifatee abbaa biyyummaa isaa akka mirkaneeffatuuf irra deebiin waamicha keenya haaressina.
Oromiyaan Ni Bilisoomti!
Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo
http://freeoromia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/ibsa-abo-olf-condemns-acts-of-ethnic.html

Magaalaan Finfinnee namicha harkaa fi harma muruun bekkamu, Minilik 2ffaan erga hundoofte kunoo har`a waggaa 128 ta`ee jira. Yeroo sanaa kaasee hamma ammaatti Finfinneen teessoo mootummoota abbaa irree(dictator) biyya Itiyoophiyaa bulchaa turanii fi bulchaa jiran ta`un tajaajilaa jirti. Ummanni haandhuraa fi naannawaa Finfinnee jiraachaa ture ummata Oromooti. Hundeffama magaalaa gudditti biyya Itiyoophiyaatti aansuun rakkinni fi gadadoon saba guddaa kana irratti gahee fi ammas gahaa jiru baayyee sukkaneessaa dha.

Namichi Miniliik II jedhamu teessoo isaa erga Finfinnee godhate booda hojiin inni raawwate saboota(lammiwwan) isaa kaabaa Itiyoophiyyaati gara giddu-gala biyyatitti godaansisuu ture. Godaansa kanaan ummanni saba Seemii lakkoofsaan hedduu ta`an Finfinnee fi naannawaa ishii qubatan. Saboonni biroos sababa daldalaa fi haala jireenya mijaawaa barbaaduuf jecha gara Finfinnetti akka malee godaananiru. Yeroo kanaa kaaseeti baayyinni ummata Oromoo Finfinnee fi naannawaa ishii jiraatu haala nama ajaa`ibuun lakkoofsi isaa gadi bu`aa kan dhufe.

Ragaan waggoota muraasa dura Waajjira giddu-gala staatistikii Itiyoophiyaa(Central statistic agency of Ethiopia) maxxanfame akka agarsisuutti baayyinni ummata Oromoo magaalaa Finfinnee keessa jiraatu 19.51% qofa dha. Parsantiin saddeetamaa (80%) sabni Finfinnee keessa jiraatu kan Oromoo hin taane dha. Ragaa kana irraa hubachuun akka danda`amutti sabni Oromoo akkaataa nama gaddisisuun biyya abbaa isaa kan haandhurri isaa itti awwaalame irraa dhabamsiifamaa akka jiru dha.

Yeroo waa`ee Finfinnee yaadu gaaffiin yeroo baayyee sammuu koo keessa deddebi`u tokkootu jira.Ummanni Oromoo Finfinnee keessa jiraachaa ture parsantii guddaan yeroo ammaa kana hin jiru.

Ummanni kun eessa jira amma? ykn eessa deeme?

Karaa mataa kotiin deebiwwan lama gaaffii kanaaf ta`uu danda`u jedhu akka armaan gaditti dhiheessa.

  1. Mootummoota abbaa irree biyyatti yeroo gara garaa bulchaa turaniin ykn bulchaa jiraniin dirqisifame naannoo isaa gadhise akka godaanu taasifameera. (displacement)
  2. Dhibbaa (pressure) ummanni Habashaa karaa aadaa,afaanii fi amantiitin ummata Oromoo irratti godhaniin ummanni Oromoo eenyummaa isaa akka dhabu godhameera.(Identity loss).

Shirri kun hundi saba Oromoo irratti raawwatameera;raawwatamaas jira.  Ji`a muraasa dura mootummaa cunqursaa Wayyaaneetiin dizaayiniin magaala Finfinnee babal`isuuf dhiyaate fi booda akka hojiirra olu ragaasifame kan baayyee nama riifachisu fi cittoo irratti fanxoo kan nama jechisisu dha.  Jaarraa (bar-dhibbee) 21ffaa kana keessa ummanni addunyaa qaroomiina irraan kan ka`e ummatoota jalqaba biyya tokko keessa jiraachaa turaniif (Indigenous people) kunuunsa gochaa jiru,akkasuumas madaalli naannoo(ecology) tursisuuf kunuunsaa fi eguumsa adda ta`e biqiltootaa fi bineensotaaf gochaa jiru. Karaa faallaa (fuggisoo) ta`en mootummaan Wayyaanee shirri inni kanaan dura ummata Oromoo naannoo Finfinnee jiraatu irratti raawwate gaha otoo hin jedhiin maastar pilaanii(master plan) haaraa qopheessuun aadaa, afaanii fi eenyummaa Oromoo  akkasuumas bosonaa fi qabeenya uumamaa Oromoon qabu caalatti dhabamsiisuuf bifa haaraatin duula cimaa gaggeessuuf qophaahaa jira.

Akkaataa diizaayinii haaraa hojii irra oluuf qophaahaa jiru kanaan magaalonni fi aanoonni Finfinnee irraa fageenya kiloomeetira 100 irratti argaman hundi magaalaa Finfinnee jala galu. Mastar pilaanii(Maser Plan) kun dhugumatti hojii irra ola taanaan yeroo kamiyyuu caala ummanni Oromoo rorroo fi gidiraa daangaa hin qabneef saaxilama. Rakkoowwan ijoo(main) mastar pilaaniin kun ummata keenyatti fiduu danda`an akka armaan gaditti ibsuu yaala.

1. Hiyyuummaa babal`isa 

Kana jechuun sababa investimantii fi babal`ina magaalaatiin ummanni Oromoo lafa qonnaa isaa ni dhaba. Gali guddaan qote bulaan Oromoo qabu oomisha lafa qonnaa isaa irraa argatu dha. Lafa qonnaa isaa dhabe taanaan oomisha oomishuu hin danda`u. Sababa kanaan kan ka`e galii argachuuf jecha invastimantii lafa qonnaa isaa irratti hundeffameen waardiyyaa ta`uuf dirqama. Dabalataaniis hojii humnaa (labour) garaagaraa barbaachuuf gara magaalaatti godaanuun jireenya gadadoo fi hiyyuumaan guuttame jiraachuuf saaxilama.

2. Diigamuu maatiif sababa ta`a

Kana jechuun immoo qotee bulaan tokko lafa qonnaa isaa erga dhabee galii adda ta`e tokko waan hin qabneef jireenya isaa mo`achuuf jecha qe`ee isaa gadhisee godaanuuf dirqama. Maatiin isaas bifa walfakkaatuun sababa jireenyaatiif jecha faffaca`uun waan nama wal gaafachisu miti.

3. Barattoota fi hojjattoota Oromoo irratti dhibbaa xin-sammuu (Pyschological impacts) hagana hin jedhamne fida.

Afaan barattoonni Oromoo nannawaa Finfinnee jiran mana baruumsaatti ittiin baratani fi waajjiraaleen mootummaa kan dhimma itti bahaan Afaan Oromoo (Oromiffa) dha. Finfinneen haala amma deemaa jiruu kanaan ni bal`atti yoo ta`e aadaa fi afaan saba biraatu wajjiin guddachaa adeema. Manneen barnootaa fi waajjiraaleen naannoo Oromiyaa keessa turan hundi tajaajila kan kennan afaan hojii mootummaa feederaalaa,afaan Amaariffaatin ta`a.  Kun immoo barattoota keenyaaf gufuu guddaa ta`uun baruumsa isaanii irratti dhibbaa cimaa ta`e fida.  Afaan alagaatiin baruumsa barachuun barattoota Oromoo irratti rakkina xin-sammuu daangaa hin qabne fida. Haaluma wal fakkaatuun hojjattonni waajjiroolee garaagaraa keessa Afaan Oromootiin tajaajila kennaa turan diigamuu bakka hojii isaanii irraan ka`e hojii kan biraa barbaaduuf saaxilamu. Hojiin biraa argamuu danda`uus afaan alagaatiin ta`a.  Kuniis miidhaa mataa isaa danda`e qaba.

4. Eenyummaa Oromoo balaa irra buusa

Akkuma armaan dura ibsuu yaaleetti Oromoon Finfinnee keessa jiraatu sababa adda addaatiin eenyummaa isaa akka dhabe dha. Sababa guddina magaalaatiini fi shiira adda ta`e mootummaa wayyaanee qopheessee kanaan dizaayiniin magaalaa Finfinnee bal`isuun hojii irra ola taanaan eenyummaan Oromoo yeroo kam iyyuu caala balaa irra bu`a.  Aadaan,afaan,amantiin fi eenyummaan saba habashaa dagaagaa yeroo adeemu kan Oromoo immoo laafuu fi dhabamuuta`a.

Shiira mootummaa Wayyaaneetiin ademaa jiru kana ykn maastar pilaanii magaalaa Finfinnee haaraa kana akkamitti dura dhaabachuun danda`ama?

Ummanni Oromoo maal gochuu qaba?

Ummanni Oromoo yeroo kam iyyuu caala tokkummaa isaa jabessee wal faana dhaabachuu kan qabu yeroo ammaa kana. Tokkummaan sabni keenya shiira nurratti deemaa jiru ittisuuf agarsiise ibsuuf seenaa yeroo dhihoo «Boycott Bedele» yaadachuun gahaa dha. Tokkummaan humna. Yoo walii galan; alaa galan akkuma jedhamu garaagarummaa qabnu akkuma jirutti waliif dhiisnee dhimma Oromoo fi Oromiyaa irratti harka wal qabannee wal faana dhaabachuun dirqama lammii keenya hundaati. Tokkummaan yoo kaane sagalee keenya sadarkaa addunyaatti dhageessisuu dandeenya. Yoo nuti tokkoomne dha, gurra hawaasa adduunyaa argachuu kan dandeenyu. Kanaafuu sabni Oromoo kan biyya keessaa fi biyya hambaa jiru gurmuun wal jabeessee shiira mootummaan Wayyaannee ummata Oromoo lafa irraa dhabamsisuuf gochaa jirtu kana dura dhaabbachuu qaba jedha. Jirbiin wal gargaartee arba hiti (Mixiin wal-qabattee laga ceeti) jedhama mitiree;tokko taane haa falmannu.

Injiffannoon saba cunqursaa jala jiruuf haa ta`u!!!

Maastar plaani magaala Finfinnee haara wordpox kana keessati argachuu ni dandeechu

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/351vsabzpixbol1/5y6lqogioK

Hawi Chala (hhunduma@yahoo.com)

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/finfinnee-balisuu-oromiyaa-jigsuu-oromuummaa-balleessu/

http://www.voanews.com/mp3/voa/africa/orom/orom1730aWED.mp3

An office called “Addis Ababa and the surrounding Oromia Integrated Development Plan” prepared an International and National Conference on June 2013 at Adama Town, Galma Abba Gadaa.

The Objective of organizing the conference of the top ranking government cadres (mostly OPDO’s) was to work on the manifesting of the proposed Integrated Regional Development Plan (IRDP) and prepare the cadre’s to work on the people.

On the Conference, it was stated that, the Purposes of the “IRDP” are: Instrumental to unleashing Regional Development Potentials Enables localities addressing their mutual development challenges Enables localities addressing their mutual development challenges Strengthens complementarities and interconnection of localities These purposes can be the explicit or clear objectives of the plan. However, the plan have hidden or implicit agenda. Systematically bringing the land under their custody so that, it will sooner or later scramble among their impoverished people in their region. For example, the Finfinnee City Administration and Finfinnee Special Zone can address their mutual development challenges without being incorporated into one master plan. However, the Master plan is not prepared on mutual benefit as the plan is solely prepared by Finfinnee City Administration, despite the name of the office. Hence, though development is boldly emphasized, the main purpose seems to clear the Oromo farmers from their lands in the name of unfair Economic Development. It was also stated that the Pillars of the Integrated Regional Development Plan are: Regional Infrastructure Networks Natural Resource and Environment Stewardship Cross – Boundary Investments/ e.g FDI) Joint Regional Projects However, there seem hidden agenda behind these pillars. For example, in the name of cross-Boundary Investments, local Oromo farmers are going to lose their land for the so-called “investors” and under the pretext of promoting national economy through FDI initiatives In addition, if the plan is going to be realized natural and environmental degradation is inevitable. In addition, the Basic Principles of the Integrated Regional Development Plan are: Ensuring Mutual Benefits A joint development Framework – not a substitute for local plans An Integrated Regional Plan voluntarily accepted by participating partners Differences resolved through negotiation and under in-win scenario Nevertheless, the plan will not ensure a mutual benefit at it is largely intended to displace Oromo farmers from their land. In additions, the populations of the two areas are not homogenous. Hence, they have no common interest. Even though it is said the “IRDP’ will be voluntarily accepted by participating partners, the top cadres in Oromia themselves have strongly opposed the plan on the conference. Beside, the implicit objective of the plan is to remove/avoid the differences in language and culture there by to plant “Ethiopianism or Tigreans” on Oromo land. The plan is intended to say good bye to Oromo Culture and language. The other thing is that the differences between Oromo and others cannot be resolved as it is intended to eradicate Oromo identity, culture and language. As we know from history, Oromo’s never compromised on these issues. Hence, if the plan is to be implemented, peaceful co-existence may not be there.

http://advocacy4oromia.org/campaigns/the-agenda-behind-the-integrated-regional-development-plan-irdp/

Oromos are demanding Article-49.4 of the Constitution Be Respected.

Article 49 – The Capital City 

4. The special interest of the State of Oromia with respect to supply of services or the utilization of resources or administrative matters arising from the presence of the city of Addis Ababa within the State of Oromia shall be protected. Particulars shall be determined by law.

19 years since the 1995 ratification of the Constitution; why is the TPLF government violating its own Constitution by delaying and ignoring ARTICLE-49.4?     Deliberate and systematic extermination of identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia through land grabbing (1870 – 2014) Land grabbing is classically known as the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally or unfairly. It is recently defined as large scale acquisition of land through purchase or lease for commercial investment by foreign organizations (4). Abyssinian governments of Ethiopia are systematically used land grabbing as a tool either to eradicate completely or to reduce indigenous peoples of Ethiopia particularly Oromo and generally Southern peoples in favor of Abyssinian identities. Both micro and macro scales of land grabbing have effectively resulted in disappearance of indigenous identities over time, because in agrarian society land is not only a fixed asset essential to produce sufficient amount of crops and animals to secure supply of food, but it is the foundation of identities (language, culture, and history) of a community or a nation. Changes to land use without consultation with traditional owners of the land, mainly by forceful displacement of indigenous peoples, can, in a long term, result in the disappearance of languages, cultures, and histories of the peoples traditionally identified by ancestral land. Both the expansion of amorphous towns and cities without integration of identities of indigenous peoples and large scale transfer of rural land to investors are the major political strategies of current Abyssinian government to successfully achieve the target of eradicating identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia in order to replace it with Abyssinian identities. Thus, problems associated with land grabbing become very complex in Oromia and Southern Ethiopia where the peoples are unrepresented by the Abyssinian government of Ethiopia.http://gadaa.com/oduu/25483/2014/04/22/deliberate-and-systematic-extermination-of-identities-of-indigenous-peoples-of-ethiopia-through-land-grabbing-1870-2014/#.U1Wk8iPYF14.facebook Read the Full Article (OromoPress.Blogspot.com):http://oromopress.blogspot.com/#!/2014/04/eprdfs-addis-oromia-special-zone-master.html

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HANGA SAA’AA AMMA KANATTI HUMNI AGAAZII FAASHISTII WAYYAANEE BARATOOTA OROMOO UNIVERSITY MADDA WALAABUU KANNEEN REEFFI ARGAME 20MA KAN AJJEESSAN YOO TAHU BARATOOTAAFI UMMATNI AJJEEFFAME LAKKOOFSAAN SANII OL-AKKA TAHE J/Q/A-AMMA GABAASE. HANGA AMMAATTI MAGAALAA ROOBEE HUMNI AGAAZII WAYYAANEE MANA MANAAN SEENUUN UMMATA TUMUUTTI JIRA. DUBARTOOTNI MIIDHAAN HAMAAN IRRA GAYE KUDHAN GAHANII JIRU. AMBULAANSIIN MAGAALAA GUUTUU KEESSA FIIGUUN REEFAAFI MADO GUURAA JIRTI JEDHA.NAMNI TOKKO MANAA AKKA GADI BANE LABSAME ILLEE UUMMAANI TOLE JEDHEE WAYYAANEEF HIN ABBOOMAMNE.HAALLI JIRU GUDDOO GADDISIISAAFI SUUKANEESSAADHA JEDHA.

RoobeeFDG baratoota Oromoo Oromiyaa Yuuniversitiilee hunda keessatti argamaniin Oromiyaa keessatti dhoohe baratootni oromoo GKBahaa magaalaa Roobetti argaman kanneen Yuuniversiitii Madda Walaabuufi manneen barumsaa ol aanon sadarkaa 2ffaa baatuufi hedduun fincila guyyaan guyyaa walirraa hafnuu miiti,jechuun qophii akkaan guddaafii wayyaanota rifachiise qopheessanii hiriira nagaa ganamarraa hanga galgalatti bahuun suuraalee qabsawota sabaaf wareegamanii fi barattoota Oromoo Wayyaanotaan badii malee ajjeeffamaniifi faaruu alaabaa faarsuun ABOn dhaadataa turan.

Roobee1Humni Agaazii wayaanee barattoota marsee jennaan ummatni gootummaan hiriira baratoota ilmaan isaatti makamuun dhaadannoolee dhageesisuun hanga wayyaanotaafii lukkeelee isii garaan gubatuttu ABO-faarsaa ilmaan oromoo badii malee mana hidhaatti guurtan haa hiikaman,baratoota oromoo qaroo ilmaan lafaa dhufan mirga saba isaanii gaafachuu isaaniitiif hidhuu,tumuu,rasaasaan ajjeessuu,biyya Oromoo humnaafi qawwee harka qabdan abdachuun ciccirtanii alaguuf gurguruun dhaabbachuu qaba,ummatni oromoo biyya abbaa isaa irratti guyyaa guyyaan akka gadamsaatti adanfamee ajjeeffamuu nurraa dhaabbatuu qabaafi gaaffiilee hedduu kkf kaasee dhageesisuun Wayaanota abdii kutachiisaa oole.humni Agaazii wayaanee baratoota yuuniversiitii madda walaabuu marsee jala buluun ganama kana saa’aa 08:00am irraa kaasee humnichi baratoota Yuuniversiitii madda walaabutti seenuun baratoota reebichaa fii tumuu aansuun baratootni gootummaan humna Agaazii wayaanee hanga funyaanitti hidhachiifamee itti ergame dura dhaabbatuun saa’aa sadihii ol-dhakaafii waan naannoo argataniin of irraa loluun humnicha harkaa cabsanii alatti yeroo baafatan humni agaazii Wayaanee baratoota irratti rasaasa roobsuu eegallaan ummatni guutuun ilmaan Oromoo hin hafnu jechuun baratootatti makamuun humni agaazii Wayaanee baratootaafi ummata Oromoo saa’aa 08:00am-irraa eegalee lola irratti adeemsisaa ture.

Lola kanaan humni agaazii Wayaanee lama (2)du’ee sadi(3),madaa’uutu mirkanaawe.Karaa baratootaa hedduun wareegamuu fi maayyii irratti dhukaasni heddumaaturraa namni madaaye fi du’e bakka bakkaatti hedduu tahuutu shakkama.Hanga ammaa wanni qulqullaawe hin jiru.hadaamaas walitti bu’iinsa fakkaataa taheen baratootni hedduun madaa’uufii wareegamuu himan.

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In 1907, Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) had Birbirsaa and Finfinne Hot Springs as its outskirts (border) on the western and southwestern direction. This is when Menelik II was still alive, and merely 21 years after the fall of the Oromo Finfinnee region under the Shoan Amhara kingdom led by Menelik II. On the eastern side, only few embassies were venturing out to the Eekka area (where today’s British Embassy is situated today was the city limit). Today, Addis Ababa has expanded close to ~1800% to what it used to be in 1907 – and in the process, millions of Oromo farmers who used to till and live around the outskirts have been murdered genocidally or ethnocidally (i.e. either directly killed or relocated to other peripheries of the Empire to die helplessly, or their Oromo heritages (culture/language) have been destroyed.) In other words, as the Addis Ababa city expands beyond limits, it has done so at the expense of the Oromo people living around it. The Habesha governments have been using the “expansion of Addis Ababa” as a means (a tool) to perpetrate genocide on the Oromo. Stopping the expansion of Addis Ababa means stopping the genocide on the Oromo living around it.
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http://www.oromowiki.com/SiiTube/lenco-lata-regarding-finfinne_4d521275b.html
Ethiopia’s army opened fire at Oromo students in Wallaggaa protesting expansion of Addis
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CNN report:
There has been widespread protest by Oromo students in universities in Ethiopia against unpopular ‘Addis Ababa-Finfinnee surrounding integrated master plan’. Oromo students in Haromaya, Jimma, Ambo and Wollega universities held protests. Although officials in Oromia state and Addis Ababa city administration insist the plan only intends to develop Addis Ababa and its surrounding, Oromo students and the wider Oromo elites believe the plan is to displace farmers in the outskirts and suburban areas of the city, meet the growing demand for land, and weaken the Oromo identity. The Ethiopian constitution grants a special interest to the Oromia state regarding administrative, resource and other socio-economic matters in Addis Ababa, in its article 49 which never have been implemented. This has largely resulted in significant resistance within the ruling party, OPDO, in Oromia and a continues pressure to materialize the implementation. The protest against the doomed to fail master plan is held in four universities sofar. Yesterday (26/04/2014) at Wollega University, the infamous and notorious Federal police opened fire at innocent Oromo students. Reports and eye witness indicate unknown number of students were hurt and some have fled to the bushes. The people of Nekemete town were prevented from joining the resistance. Even then some of the residents broke through line of federal police force and joined the protest. At similar protest in Jimma university, the security forces picked more than 10 students and jailed them. Further 15 students in Ambo university were jailed. The uproar against the plan is resonating across different segments of Oromo society. A singer by name Jafar Yusuf was jailed last week that is believed to be because he released a single condemning the plan. The diaspora is is voicing its concerns through the newly launched diaspora based Oromia Media Network The security forces in Ethiopia are dominated by the Tigrayan minority who have been in power since the downfall of Derg communist regime in 1991. The Oromos are the most prosecuted in Ethiopia. More than 40000 Oromos are in jail, although the correct figure is hard to know.http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1125264
VOA: Magaalaaleen Oromiyaa Bulchiinsa Addaa Jala Jiran Finfinnee Jala Seenuuf Deemu
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April 26, 2014 (Oromo Free Speech) – Oromo students’ nonviolent protests are underway at Wallaggaa University against the plan (called the Addis Ababa Master Plan) to evict millions of Oromo farmers and dispossess them of their land in Oromian districts surrounding Finfinnee under the pretext of the “urban development of Addis Ababa.” According to published data, under the current TPLF regime, Addis Ababa has expanded by ~400% since 1991 (from ~13,763.3-ha in 1991 to ~52,706.2-ha in 2014 – see d
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Gallant Oromo Students are Heroically Demanding their rights!

‘Gallant Oromo Students are heroically moving forward opposing Government’s unlawful and Unconstitutional plan to uproot Oromo Peasants from the outskirts of Finfine to create Room for settlers and trade Oromo land for its benefit. All peoples of nations and nationalities of Ethiopia must support Oromo Students and demand the regime to unconditionally stop its unlawful plans with immediate effect.’ http://sidamanationalregionalstate.blogspot.co.uk/

Ebla 26/2014 Goototni Dargaggootni Baratootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa FDG dhoosan. Har’a ganama sa’aa 1:00 irraa eegaluun goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa gaaffii mirga hiree murteeffannaa oromoo fi roorroo haala yeroon walqabatee uummata keenya irratti gaggeeffama jiru balaaleffachuun FDG Yeroo ammaa Oromiyaa guutuu irraatti gaggeeffamaa jiru jabeessuun FDG itti fufan .

Warraaqsi kun uummata Oromoo Magaalaa Naqemtee kan dabalatee yoo ta’uu gaffii mirga hiree murteeffannaa Oromoo fi gaaffii haala yeroo uummata Oromoo dhimmota magaalaawwaan Oromiyaa fi magaalawwaan nannawaa Finfinnee jiran Mootummaan abbaa irree federaalaa fi Finfinnee jala galchuuf jiru hin fudhannuu, akeekni kun hatattamaan dhaabbachuu qaba jechuun hiriira nagaa guddaa kan namoota 10,000 ol hirmaachisee Magaalaa Neqemtee fi Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa keessatti gaggeessa jiru.

Gootoni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii wallaggaa Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii mirgaati gaaffii kabajamuu uummata Oromooti, gaaffii dimookiraasiiti, jechuun sagalee isaanii dhageesisuun, eenyuumma Oromummaa isaanii kabachiifachuuf dhaabbatan. Dhadannoowwaan: Oromiyaan kan Oromooti, maqaa invetimentiin lafa Oromoo gurguruun dhaabbachuu qaba, Finfinneen kan Oromooti, magaalaawwaan Oromiyaa of jala galchuuf adeemsa abbaa irree ni balaaleffanna, mootummaan garbomsaa kufuu qaba, hidhamtootni Oromoo hiikamuu qabu, barattoota Oromoo hidhuun, barnoota irraa arii’uun, doorsisuun, ajjeessuun nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba kan jedhuu fi kkf dhadannoo ganama kana Gootota barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaan dhageesifama jirudha, Mootummaan abbaa irree humna waraanaa fi poolisa federaalaa humna guddaa bobbaasee sochii FDG kana dura haadhabbatu iyyuu malee dhaabuu kan hin dandeenye ta’uu qeerroon gabaasee jira. Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof!. Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati! Naqemtee Ebla 26/2014 . http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/27/fdg-yuuniversitii-wallaggaa-daran-jabaachuu-irraan-loltoonni-wayyaanee-dhaabsisuu-hin-daneenye/
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Dispossession, Annexation – TPLF’s Strategic Goal

Dispossession and annexation of land from the Oromo people and other people of Ethiopia is part of TPLF’s original play book or master plan. Once they changed their strategy from seceding from Ethiopia to ruling Ethiopia, they were determined to dispossess the Oromos of their ancestral land.As everybody knows, the land policy in Ethiopia is that it does not belong to anybody but to the Ethiopian state. Who rules the Ethiopian state? -the TPLF regime rules it. In effect, they have made sure that all the land belongs to them and they have ascertained this legally. They have created this legal pretext to evict anybody they want.Their focus has mainly been the Oromo farmers. Under the guise of development, they have displaced thousands of Oromo farmers without any compensation forcing them to become beggars or laborers on their own ancestral land.The Tigryan led minority regime disguised behind multi ethnic puppet representatives will continue this trend until they change the whole demographic situation of Ethiopia, mainly of the Oromos.The current Oromo generation and all who stand for peace, justice and democracy in Ethiopia should fight this trend and put a stop to it. An injustice to one is injustice to all. This call includes the peace loving people of Tigray who have been duped by this regime.If this continues, it will reach a stage where it would be irreversible and would remain a shame and a wound on the history of the Oromo people-and this is a strategic goal of the TPLF from the very beginning.What everybody has to understand is that this is part of the regime’s grand strategic scheme to change the demography of Ethiopia when it comes to the Oromo people. In fact, they have also annexed huge chunk of the Amhara land in Gondar and other places in their pursuit to form a greater Tigray.How long will this shame continue? How long will this trick continue? How long will making the Oromos beggars on their ancestral land continue? What is life full of shame, slavery and dispossession in the 21st century?The TPLF regime disguised behind a prime minster from the South and an Oromo symbolic president would like the world to believe that they are purely doing well by pursuing development goals and who by any means speaks against what they do is against Ethiopia’s bright future.Any kind of development that is not in the best interest of the indigenous people, any kind of development that goes ahead without respecting the people’s interest, any kind of development that is based on dispossessing the people of their land and their properties by force is bound to have a negative and destructive consequence in the end.Unbalanced development dictated by the few with a far reaching strategic consequence to destroy a nation is bound to fail.It is time to rise up and stop the shame, denigration and destruction of a great nation. Life without freedom is meaningless!! http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/dispossession-annexation-tplfs-strategic-goal/http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/dispossession-annexation-tplfs-strategic-goal/VOA Afaan Oromo reporting on Oromo students peaceful demonstrations:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeFLCX3ZDQ4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzO3tr0rfZwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tx8LqDvWSPEProtests Grow Over Addis Ababa’s Expansion

 

Oromo students in Ethiopia are ratcheting up opposition to the territorial expansion of the Horn of Africa nation’s capital, Addis Ababa. Thousands of students at all eight regional universities in Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s federal states, turned in recent days to demand an immediate halt to the city’s so-called “Integrated DevelopmentMaster Plan,” unveiled earlier this month.

Today, Tuesday 29 April, an estimated 25,000 people, including residents of Ambo town in central Oromia, participated in a city wide demonstration, in the largest show of opposition to the government’s plans to date. A handful of students have been injured and others arrested in protests at the campuses of Jimma, Haromaya, Ambo, Wollega, Metu, Bolu Hora, Adama and Maddawalabu universities, according to local reports.

Once dubbed a “sleeping beauty,” by Emperor Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa is an awakening city on the move. Vertically, buoyed by a growing economy and rural to urban migration, there is construction almost on every block — so much so that locals refer to it as “a city underconstruction.” The country’s first light rail transit which will connect several inner city neighbourhoods, being constructed with the help of the China Railway Group Ltd, is reported to be60% complete. Horizontally, over the last decade, not least due to an uptick in investment from returning Ethiopian expats from the U.S. and Western Europe, the city has expanded at a breakneck pace to swallow many surrounding towns.

Addis Ababa’s rapid urban sprawl is also getting noticed abroad. In 2013, it’s the only African city to make the Lonely Planet’s annual list of “top 10 cities to visit.” In April 2014, in its annual Global Cities Index, New York-based consultancy A.T. Kearney named Addis Ababa, “the third most likely city to advance its global positioning” in sub-Saharan Africa, only after Johannesburg and Nairobi. If it maintains the pace of development seen over the last five years, Kearney added, “the Ethiopian capital is also among the cities closing in fastest on the world leaders.”

Overlapping jurisdictions

Founded in 1886 by emperor Menelik II and his wife Empress Taytu Betul, Addis Ababa sits at the heart of the Oromia Regional State. According to the country’s constitution, while semi-autonomous, Addis Ababa is treated as a federal district with special privileges granted to the Oromia region, for which it also serves as the capital.

The Addis Ababa City Administration, the official governing body, has its own police, city council, budget and other public functions overseen by a mayor. The overlapping, vague territorial jurisdictions have always been the subject of controversy. Now contentions threaten to plunge the country into further unrest.

Home to an estimated 4 million people, Addis Ababa offers Ethiopia one of the few gateways to the outside world. The state-run Ethiopian airlines, one of the most profitable in Africa, serves 80 international cities with daily flights from Addis to Europe, different parts of Africa, the United States, Canada, Asia and the Middle East.

In addition to being the seat of the continental African Union, the city hosts a number of United Nations regional offices, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. There are also more than 100 international missions and foreign embassies based in Addis, earning it the nickname of ‘Africa’s diplomatic capital.’ All these attributes require the city to continually grow to meet the needs and expectations of a global city.

City officials insist the new “master plan”, the 10th iteration since Addis Ababa began using modern city master plans in 1936, will mitigate the city’s disorganised growth and guide efforts to modernize it over the next 25 years.

According to leaked documents, the proposed plan will expand Addis Ababa’s boundaries to 1.1 million hectares, covering an area more than 20 times its current size. Under this plan, 36 surrounding Oromia towns and cities will come under Addis Ababa’s jurisdiction. Oromo students, opposition and activists say the plan will undermine Oromia’s constitutionally granted special interest.

A history of problematic growth

Addis Ababa’s spatial growth has always been contentious. The Oromo, original inhabitants of the land, have social, economic and historical ties to the city. Addis Ababa, which they call Finfinne, was conquered through invasion in 19th century. Since its founding, the city grew by leaps and bounds. But the expansion came at the expense of local farmers whose livelihoods and culture was uprooted in the process. At the time of its founding, the city grew “haphazardly” around the imperial palace, residences of other government officials and churches. Later, population and economic growth invited uncontrolled development of high-income, residential areas — still almost without any formal planning.

While the encroaching forces of urbanisation pushed out many Oromo farmers to surrounding towns and villages, those who remained behind were forced to learn a new language and embrace a city that did not value their existence. The city’s rulers then sought to erase the historical and cultural values of its indigenous people, including through the changing of original Oromo names.

Ultimately, this one-time bountiful farm and pasture land from which it draws the name Addis Ababa – meaning ‘new flower’ – where Oromos made laws under the shades of giant sycamore trees, grew foreign to them by the day. It is this traumatic sense of displacement that elicits deep passions, resentment and resistance from the Oromo community. The Oromo are Ethiopia’s single largest ethnic group, numbering over 25 million – around 35% of the total population – according to the 2007 census.

Ethiopia’s constitution makes a pivot to Addis Ababa’s unique place among the Oromo. Article 49 (5) of the constitution stipulates, “the special interest of the state of Oromia with respect to supply of services, the utilisation of resources and joint administrative matters.”

The Transitional Government of Ethiopia, which drafted the constitution, was fully cognisant of the potential conflicts of interest arising from Addis Ababa’s unbridled expansion, when it decided “to limit its expansion to the place where it was before 1991 and to give due attention to its vertical growth,” according to Feyera Abdissa, an urban researcher at Addis Ababa University.

But in the city’s 1997-2001 master plan, which has been in effect over the last decade, the city planners determined vertical growth posed key urbanisation challenges. In addition, most of Addis Ababa’s poor cannot afford to construct high-rise dwellings as per the new building standards. Officials also noted that the city’s relatively developed infrastructure and access to market attract the private investment necessary to bolster its coffers; the opening up to privatisation contributed to an upswing in investment. According to Abdissa, during this period, “54% of the total private investment applications submitted in the country requested to invest in and around Addis Ababa.” In order to meet the demand, city administration converted large tracts of forest and farmland in surrounding sub-cities into swelling urban dwellings, displacing local Oromo residents.

Local self-rule

In 2001, in what many saw as a conspiracy from federal authorities, the Oromia regional government decided to relocate its seat 100kms away, arguing that Addis Ababa was too “inconvenient” to develop the language, culture and history. The decision led to Oromia-wide protests and a brutal government crackdown, which left at least a dozen people, including high school students, dead. Hundreds of people were also arrested. In 2005, regional authorities reversed the decision amid internal pressures and protracted protests in the intervening years.

But the current opposition to the city’s expansion goes far beyond questions of self-rule. Each time Addis Ababa grew horizontally, it did so by absorbing surrounding Oromo sub-cities and villages. Many of the cities at the outskirts of the capital today, including Dukem, Gelan, Legetafo, Sendafa, Sululta, Burayu, Holeta and Sebeta, were one-time industrious Oromo farmlands. While these cities enjoy a level of cooperation with Addis Ababa on security and other issues of mutual interest, they have all but lost their Oromo identity. If the proposed master plan is implemented, these cities will come directly under Addis Ababa City Administration — thereby the federal government, further complicating the jurisdictional issue.

Among many other compromises made possible by Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism, each state has adopted the use of its native tongue as the official language of education, business and public service. In theory, the country’s constitution also grants autonomous self-rule to regional states. Under this arrangement, each state makes its own laws and levy and collect taxes.

In contrast, municipalities that fall under federal jurisdiction, including Addis, are governed by their own city administrations and use Amharic, Ethiopia’s federal working language. For the Oromo, as in the past, the seceding of surrounding towns to Addis means a loss of their language and culture once more, even if today’s driving forces of urbanisation differ from the 19th century imperialist expansion.

As seen from its recent residential expansions into sub-cities on the peripheries such as Kotebe, Bole Bulbula, Bole Medhanialem, Makanisa and Keranyo, the semi-agrarian community, including small, informal business owners, were given few options. The city’s new code requires building high-rises that are beyond their subsistence means. Unable to comply with the new city development code, the locals were pressured into selling their land at very low prices and eke out a living in a city that faces chronic unemployment. As a result, the horizontal expansion and displacement of livelihoods turned a one time self-sufficient community into street beggars and day labourers.

Activists fear that the latest expansion is part of a grand plan to contain a resurgent Oromo nationalism. As witnessed during the 2001 protests, any attempt to alter Addis Ababa’s administrative limits, unites Oromos across religious, regional and political divides. Unless halted, with a steam of opposition already gathering in and outside of the country, the ongoing of protests show ominous signs.

In a glimpse of the fervent opposition that could quickly turn deadly, within weeks after the plan was unveiled, two young and upcoming Oromo artists have released new music singles lamenting the city’s historic social and cultural heritage. One of the singers, Jafar Yusef, 23, was arrestedthree days after releasing his musical rendition — and has reportedly been tortured. Despite the growing opposition, however, the Addis Ababa municipal authority is vowing to forge ahead with the plan, which they say was developed in consultation with a team of international and local urban planners. Federal Special Forces, known as Liyyu police, who have previously been implicated in serious human rights violations, have been dispatched to college towns to disperse the protests. Soldiers in military fatigues have laid siege to several campuses, preventing students from leaving, according to eyewitness reports.

Trouble at the top while those at the bottom lack the basic necessities

The city administration is also riddled by a crippling legacy of corruption, massive inefficiency and poor service delivery. Its homeless loiters in the crowded streets that are shared by cars, pedestrians and animals alike. There are few subsidised housing projects for poor and low-income families. Many of the residents lack clean drinking water, healthcare and basic education. While some progress had been made to upgrade the city’s squatter settlements, the city is full of dilapidated shacks. Despite poor drainage system and other infrastructural deficiencies, studies show that there is a general disregard for health and environmental hazards in Ethiopia’s urban redevelopment scheme.

A lot of these social and economic problems are caused by the city’s poorly conceived but dramatic urban expansion. In the last two-decades, in an effort to transform the city into a competitive metropolis, there have been an uptick in the construction of high-rise buildings, luxury hotels and condominiums, which displaced poorer inhabitants, including Oromo farmers. “No one is ensuring the displaced people find new homes, and there are no studies about what his happening to them,” Mara Gittleman of Tufts University observed.

Regardless, the outcome of the current controversy will likely test Ethiopia’s commitment to ethnic federalism. The advance of the proposed master plan would mean further estrangement between the Oromo masses and Oromia regional government. Long seen as a puppet of the federal regime, with substantial investment in cultural and infrastructural development, regional leaders are only beginning to sway public opinion. Allowing the master plan to proceed would engender that progress and prove suicidal for the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), the Oromo element in Ethiopia’s ruling coalition. In the short run, the mounting public outcry may not hold much sway. The country’s one-time vibrant opposition is disarray and the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has almost complete control of the political system.

The opposition to the expansion plans does not pose an immediate electoral threat to the EPRDF who, controlling the system as they do, are likely to claim an easy victory in next year’s elections. However, opposition, and the government’s possible aggressive response to it, could make Oromo-government relations more difficult. The government now has a choice, violently crackdown on protestors, labelling them “anti-development”, or engage with them as stakeholders representing historically marginalised communities. Ethiopia’s federal constitution suggests the latter course of action; sadly, recent history may suggest the former.

Correction 29/4/14: The article originally stated that Jafar Yusef was 29, rather than 23. This has been changed.

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FDG Yuuniversitii Adaamaa Har’a Ebla 29, 2014 Ka’een Sabboontotni Oromoo 10 Hidhaman. Gaaffiin Mirgaas Daran Jabaatee Itti Fufe Posted: Ebla/April 29, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

Qeerroo Yuuniversiitii Saayinsii fi Teeknolooji Adamaa har’a jechuun Ebla 29, 2014 barii irraa Eegalee Diddaa isaa dhoose.

(QEERROO) – Qeerroon Yuuniversiitii Saayiinsii fi Teeknoloojii Adamaa kumaatamatti lakka’aman Qophii isaa kaleessa kan fixe, har’ammo baratoota naannoo mana kitaaba fi mana nyaatatti harca’uuf yaalaan walitti qabachuun “ka’i bahii mirga abbaa biyyummaa kee falmadhu” jechuudhaan haala moora dallicha humaa ol sodaa keessa galcheen Dhadannoo armaan gadii dhaggeessifachaa jira.

1. Finfinneen, handhuura keenya kan nurraa hin cinne, irraatti duuna hin kenninu kunnee.

2. Heerriifiseerri Oromoof hin hojjenne, Oromoorattis hojjechuuhinqabu.

3. Saamichi lafaa fi qabeenya Oromiyaa dhaabbachuu qaba.

4. Godina Addaa Oromiyaa Naannawa Finfinnee, Finfinneetti dabaluun heera biyyaatti cabsuudha.

5. Mootummaan feedaraalaa lafa naannolee irratti aangoo homaatu hin qabu

6. Siidaan Miniliik handhuura Oromiyaa finfinneedhaa haa buqqa’u

7. Afaan Oromoo, Afaan feedaraalaa Biyyoolessaa haa ta’u.

8. Hayyoonni fi Barattootni Oromoo, Oromummaan ya akkamanii mana hidhaa jiran haa gadhiifaman.

9. Abbaan biyyummaa Oromoo, Oromiyaan haa mirkanooftu.

10. Mirgi hiree murteeffannaa nuu haa keennamu!

Dhaadhannoo kana mara dhaggeesisaa mooraa hunda edda waliin gahanii booda gara magalatti bahanii dhageessifachuuf turaan iyyuu humni Bittineessa Wayyanee humnaan, karra irratti dhorke Mooratti deebisuun himame.

Kanumatti fufuun Bulchinsi mooraa Yuuniversitichaa Humna Bittinneessa meeshaa guutuun Yuuniversiitichatti Ol naquun hirirri nagaa jajjabeen Yuuniversiitii Saayiinsii fi Teeknoloojii Adamaa gochaa jiraan kana bittineessisisuuf yaalee ture garuu sabbontotni, baratootni Oromoo laphee dhiirummaan fuuldura dhaabbatani mormaa akka jiraan ibsaniiru.

Ijoollonni maqaan isaani armaan gaditii eerraman kunneen akkuma namoota dhuunfaa tokkoo hiriira nagaa dhimma eenyummaa Oromoon yeroo ammaa kanatti bakka maratti gaafachaa jiruuf, akka walii galatti ummanni magaalaa Adaamaa fi barattootni Yuunniveersiitii saayinsii fi Teeknooloojjii Adaamaa bahuuf dhaamsa dabarsaan, Ebla 29/4/2014 sa’aa 1:00 irraa eegala jedhanii beeksisa maxxansan arganii ijoollonni kunnen illeen wamicha eenyummaa Oromummaaf sa’aa jedhameefi bakka jedhameetti argamaniiruu.

Sabboontota ilmaan sabaa eenyummaa isaanii OROMUMMAAF bakka buuten isaani dhabamee keessaa:

1. Eebbisaa Malkaa – Hojetaa fi miseensa Filmii Caayaa Piroodaakshinii magaala (M) Adaamaa. 2. Ayyaantuu Jaalataa – sabboontuu fi Miseensa Caaya Piroodaakshinii M/ Adaamaa. 3. Siddisee Jaarraa 4. Nuhoo Guddataa- hojetaa 5. Bilisummaa Lammii = sabboonaa fi jiraataa M/ Adaamaa 6. Ifabaas Boruushee = hojetaa fi jiraataa M/ Adaamaa 7. Tulluu Baabsaa = sabboonaa fi jiraataa gara keellaa M/ Adaamaa 8. Iftiyoom Ittaanaa = sabboontuu fi jiraattuu M/ Adaamaa 9. Bultum … Barataa dha M/ Adaamaa

Kanneen hidhaman hedduu yemmuu tahan yeroof maqaan arganne kananqofa.akkasumas Yuuniveersittii irraa ijoolleen ukkaamfan hedduu yemmuu tahan yeroof maqaa isaani argachuu hin dandeenye.

- HUB. ijoollonni kuni ganama sa’aa 2 fi 3 gidduutti waardiyyoota Wayyaanen daandii yuuniveersitii fuulduratti kan qaban yemmuu tahuu mana hidhaa kamitti akka hidhaman hanga yonaatti beekuu hin dandeenye.

- QEERROO.org: http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/29/fdg-yuuniversitii-adaamaa-hara-ebla-292014-kaeen-sabboontotni-oromoo-10-hidhaman-gaaffiin-mirgaas-daran-jabaatee-itti-fufe/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=utYMVnNxcXs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgJB_lCILv8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=atYOA02iY68

Breaking News: Life Bullet Against Oromo Students

Umni Waraan wayyaanee Agazi berged jedhamuu fi Federal polis jedhamu Bartootta Oromoo fi Uummata nagaa seeraan ala miidhuu dhiisee gara Mootummaa seeraan ala Uummata miidhaa jiru tti afaan Qawwee garagalfachuuf sochii eegalan!

Uummanni Amboo Waraanni Wayyaanee Dhiha Oromiyaa Wallaggatti Akka Hin Dabarreef Bakkoota 16 ol ta’anitti mukkeen guruguddaa jigsuun gootummaan diina dura dhaabbatan

10264967_795618067136885_5247621102292439319_nEbla 30/2014 uuummaanni Oromoo fi Dargaggeessii Oromoo Baraattootni Oromoo fi Barattootni Oromoo sadarkaa 1ffaa, 2ffaa, Qopha’inaa fi University Amboo yeroo amma kanatti hiriiraa guddaa guyyaa shaniif itti fufiinsaan gaggeessa jiru. Kessaattuu isa guyyaa har’aa wanti adda isa godhuu, Ummaanni Oromoo Magaalaa Amboo Jaarsaa, Jaartii, Manguddoon, Da’imnii waggaa 8tii olii, Shamarraan Dargaggeessii, Daldaltootni, fi Barattootni utuu hin hafiin keessatti qoodaa guddaa Fudhachuun FDG gaggeeffamaa jira. daandiin konkolaataa Finfinnee Amboo keessa dabarsee Dhiha Oromiyaa geessuu Cufameera,Gudarii fi Amboo Gidduu Bakka 16ttii Daandiin mukaa fi dhagaa Goommaa Konkolaataa karaa irratti Guuruun gubuun, Warannii Wayyaanee akka Wallaggatti gadi hin darbinee Amboo ittisee qabee Bilisummaa isaaf falmachaa jir.

Magaalaa Amboo keessatti daandiin keessaa keessaa fi daandiin guddaan dhagaa fi mukoota karaa irratti guuruun uummaanni daandii cufee;-

  1. Gaaffii keenyaaf deebii nuuf kennaa Ijioolleen keenya hidhamaan nuuf haa hiikaman,
  2. Nu hin ajjeesinaa waggaa 24 nuu ajjeessa turtan nurraa galaa isin ga’a .
  3. Qotee bulaa lafa isaa irraa hin buqqisiinaa,
  4. Finfinneen bulchiinsa Mootummaa Nannoo Oromiyaa jalatti deebitee Ofii keenyaan bulchachuu qabna,
  5. Mirga Dimookiraasii Namummaa nurraa hin sarbiinaa, Warannii kun itti gaafatama seenaa keessa jirtuu nu hin ajjeesinaa mirga keenyaaf falmanna, -Gaaffiin mirga abbaa biyyummaa deebii argachuu qaba,
  6. Bilisummaa barbaadna, garbummaan nu ga’a,
  7. Isiin nu hin bulchitan, waggaa 24 nutti taphattan,
  8. Ilmaan Oromoo hidjhaman haa hiikaman

Jechuun Hiriira Nagaa Guddaa ganama sa’aa 2;00 irraa egaluun kan jalqabame hanga amma sa’aatii 8;00tti itti fufee jira, Mootummaan Wayyaanee Sochii uummataa kanatti aaruun rasasasa uummata irratti roobsa jira, rasaasa Waranaana Wayyaaneetiin namoonni hedduun madaa’aniru.

Mana barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi Qophaa’inaa Gimbii fi Mandii keessatti FDG dho’uun itti fufe

1911976_10101049160894953_3364764981671651907_nManneen barnootaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi Qophaainaa keessatti barattootni Oromoo goototni imaanaa gootawwanii tiksan gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa itti fufuun magaala Gimbii mana barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi Qophaainaa Kompiriheensivii Gimbii keessatti FDG gaggeessan. Barattootni Oromoo gaaffiin mirgaa ilmaan Oromoo QBO keessatti wareegama baasaa as gahee fi haras itti jiru deebiuu qaba jechuudhaan FDG gaggeessanii jiran. Barattootni oromoo kunneen mana barumsaa keessatti walgahuudhaan tokkummaadhaan ABO gaachana ilmaan Oromoo tahuu kan dhaadatan Yoommuu tahu waardiyaan mana barumsaa fi waraanni mootummaa wayyaanee dura dhaabbatus gaaffii mirgaa irraa humni duuba nu deebisu tokko illee hin jiru, Uummatnis gamtaadhaan kaee falma jabaa gaggeessuutu irraa eegama jechuudhaan murtii dhumaa dabarfatanii jiran. Manneen barnootaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa keessattis barattootni Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa abbaa biyyummaa fi walabummaa Oromiyaa itti fufuu Qeerroon Gimbii gabaasee jira.

Kana malees barattootni Sadarkaa lammaffaa Mandii Mootummaan wayyaanee abbaa irree waan taheef biyya bulchuu hin qabu jechuudhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisaa FDG bobeessan. Mootummaan wayyaanee bakka maraa diddaa gaggeeffamaa jiru dura dhaabbachuu kan dadhabde yoommuu tahu Barattoota Oromoo mana barumsaa Mandii sadarkaa lammaffaa Mandii waraana hedduumminaan itti bobbaasuun reebicha hamaa irraan geessee jirti. Barattootni oromoo mana barumsaa kanaas reebicha mootummaan wayyaanee irraan gaggeessaa jiru dura dhaabbachuudhaan dhaadannoowwan

1. Oromiyaan kan keenya

2. Kanneen hidhaman haa hiikaman

3. Mootummaan wayyaanee Gamboomfataa dha

4. Nuyi Qeerroo dha

5. Oromoon Lagaan hin qoodamu

6. Finfinneen handhuura Oromiyaati

7. Sagaleen Uummata Oromoo haa dhagahamu

Kanneen jedhanii fi biroo dhageessisaa oolanii jiran. Oromiyaa keessatti ibidda qabatee mootummaa wayyaanee barbadeessaa jirutti tumsa Gochuun Oromoon Gumaa gootawwan keenyaa akka deebisu Qeerroon magaala Mandii gabaasee jira.

Goototni Barattoota Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa FDG qabsiisuun diina raasan. Dhaadannoolee garaa garaas dhageessisan

dirree-daawwaaMootummaa wayyaanee irratti diddaan Barattootaa jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa keessatti finiinuun itti fufe. Mootummaan wayyaanee garboomfataa dha, Hundeedhaan buqqauu qaba, Kanneen hidhaman nuuf haa hiikaman, Siidaan Minilk haa buqqau, Finfinneen handhuura Oromiyaatu, Lafa naannawa Finfinnee Murree hin kenninu jechuudhaan dhaadannoo qababachuudhaan ganama saa 8:00 AM irraa kaasanii dhaadannoo dhageessisuu kan eegalan Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa Uummatni Oromoo magaala Dirree Dawaa keessatti argamus Dargaggootni Oromoo hiriiraa fi dhaadannoo dhageessifamaa turetti dabalamuun mootummaa wayyaanee dhiphina guddaa keessa seensisee jira.Goototni barattoota Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa mootummaan wayyaanee hiriira nagaa seera biyyaan lafa kaawe deebisee dhorkuun isaa abbaa irrummaa isaa dachaan mirkansa kan jedhan yoommuu tahu wayyaaneen waraana hedduumminaan bobbaasuun reebichaa fi doorsisaan akkasumas hidhaan dura dhaabbachuu yaaltus barattootni Oromoo gamtaan kauun diina dura dhaabbachuun dhaadannoo dhageessisaa oolanii jiran.

Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii kanaa Waamicha Oromummaa nu dhaqqabeen gahee keenya baane jechuun Uummatni Oromoo qotee bulaan, daldalaan, Hojjetaan nuyi ilmaan keessan ulee diinaan rukkutamaa fi ajjeefamaa waan jirruuf bakka jirtanii kaatanii waan qabdan maraan diina keenya Wayyaanee dura akka dhaabbatan jechuun Waamicha Oromummaa dabarfatanii jiran.

Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti FDG Gootota Barattoota Oromoo M/B Ballaammii Sadarkaa 2ffaa Eegale

10177494_10101049155665433_4341322801132507685_nEbla 30/2014 Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti FDG Gootota barattoota Ooromoo M/B Ballaammii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’inaa fi uummata Ooromoo Magaalaa Ballaammiitiin har’a sa:aa 8:00 wd irraa eegaluun amma gaggeeffamaa jira, hirirri nagaa kun gaaffii barattootni kenyaa dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo kanneen akka yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa, Harammaayyaa, Amboo, Adaamaa, Wallaaggaa, Mattuu fi Bulee Horaa kaasaa jiran guttummaan isaa Ggaaffii keenya jechuun sabboontotni Bbarattootni mana barumsaa Ballaammii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qophaa’inaa uummaata Mmagaalaa Baallaammii waliin ta’uun hiriira guddaa gaggeessuu irraatti argamu. Akkuma dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo Gaaffii isaanii iyyaannoodhaan karaa seeraa qabeessaa ta’een Bulchiinsa aanaa Midaa Qanyii fi Bulchiinsa M/B Baallaammiitti galchachuun hiriiraa mormii guddaa kan uummata 4000 ol hirmaachisee gaggeessuu irraatti argamu, 

 Yeroo amma kanatti akkuma baratame mootuummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee humna waraanaa liyuu hayil fi kora bittinneessa jedhamu hiriiricha dura dhaabuun, Gaazii summa’aa kan nama boosisuu irraatti dhukaasuun bittinneessuuf yaalii guddaa godhus uummaannii fii barattootni nuti mirga keenyatu sarbamee mirga keenyaaf falmannaa jechuun FDG haalaan qinda’aa fi jabaa ta’ee itti fufee jira. Bbarattootni Mana Barumsaa Gabaa Kamisaa sadarkaa 1ffaa kutaa 1 -8ffaa barachaa jiran mana barumsaa gadhiisuun yeroo kanatti hiriirichatti makamaa jiru, Dargaggootni Oromoo mAgaalaa Ballaammii fi Barattootni Ooromoo Magaalaa keessaa nannaa’uun dhaadannoo isaanii dhageesisuun itti fufe. gabaasaan kun itti fufa.

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/breaking-news-life-bullet-against-oromo-students/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1XaquXWPRM#t=32 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TS4uBorS9Xw     Cracking down on Peaceful Protest and Political Dissent in Oromia region of Ethiopia – See more at: http://advocatedignity.org/?page_id=161#sthash.yCGVLyz7.dpuf http://advocatedignity.org/?page_id=161   We are in agony and they are in ecstasy

Following the peaceful demonstrations held by Oromo students in nine Universities across Oromia [Haromaya, Jimma, Ambo, Adama, Bule Hora, Wallaga, Madda Walabu, Kotebe and Dire Dawa Universities], more than a dozen people are so far reported to have been killed by the TPLF mercenaries in Ambo (10) and Bale Robe (3). 
Today, the public outrage in Ambo that subsequently claimed 9 more lives and property losses came after the TPLF forces opened live rounds on demonstrators and killed a 9th grader, by the name Endale Desalegn (picture attached herewith). It is so revolting and heartbreaking to hear that these security forces gunned-down peaceful demonstrators for no other reason; but for they were simply asking their constitutionally protected rights be respected. As the entire Oromo nation is in deep agony following these tragic events happening across Oromia,   2nd May 2014 #‎OromoProtests‬ ALERT: Muhaba Hussien, the lead actor in the Afaan Oromo drama ‘Sakaallaa’ has been in jail in Adama for last few days. Family and friends have been denied access. Unconfirmed report indicate that he might have been transferred, overnight, to Maekelawi along about 100 students and residents arrested from Adama and neighboring towns.   Victim of Police shooting in Bale Robe, #Oromia,#Ethiopia during a protest against the new Addis Ababa Master Plan | April 30, 2014 Below is Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) University as invaded by Agazi/TPLF Army 1st May 2014

Disturbing Images of Oromo Students Injured By TPLF’s Military Police at a Peaceful/Nonviolent Rally in Wallaggaa, Oromia

Agazi, the TPLF’s murdering forces are marching with gun against unarmed peaceful demonstrators   http://gadaa.com/oduu/25623/2014/04/28/disturbing-images-of-oromo-students-injured-by-tplfs-military-police-at-a-peacefulnonviolent-rally-in-wallaggaa-oromia/  

Midhegsa Hinjiguu magala ambooti kalesaa (30/4/2014) waraan wayaaneen rasaasaan rukutamee yero ammaa hospitala xiqur anbasaati ..du’aaf jirenya giduti argama ! #OromoProtests
 
 Biqilaa Mekonnen hojjeeta veternary Amboo irra rasaasn  gaafa 30/4/2014 rukuutame hospitala xiquur Ambessatti yaalamufi gessamati jira #OromoProtests

 

      Barsisaa isporti Tiquando kan ta’e suraa isaa kan armaan olitti argamu maqaan isaa Abdi Akmal kan jedhamu waraana TPLF n ajefameraa.
Kumalaa Gudisa jirata magala amboo yerota’u kalesa galgala mana yalaa xiqur anbasa ti samuisa gubaa huna motuummaa wayaneen rasaasaan rukute subii guyyaa 1/05/2014 boqotee refi isa gara magala diree inciniti gefamaa jira.             #OromoProtests    
Barataa Taddasaa Gaashuu
Barataa kutaa 9ffaa amboo 
Keessa  gaafa 30/4/2014  rasaasa agaaziitiin wareegame jira.     #OromoProtests    
Barataa Taddasaa Gaashuu
Barataa kutaa 9ffaa amboo 
Keessa  gaafa 30/4/2014  rasaasa agaaziitiin wareegame jira.          
RIP kichuu Ayiii           #OromoProtests photo of Alemayoo Urgesaa who was killed in Gudar during last week’s massacre. He was laid rest  5th May 2014. May he join our martyrs in heaven.   #OromoProtests    
Barataa Taddasaa Gaashuu
Barataa kutaa 9ffaa amboo 
Keessa  gaafa 30/4/2014  rasaasa agaaziitiin wareegame jira.           OROMO STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS INCLUDING KIDS OF AMBO FIRED BY ARMED TPLF& INJURED NOW IN AMBO HOSPITAL , 1ST MAY 2014   Humna hidhattota Wayyaane tiin Fanjii dhoyeen Barattota Universitii Haromayaa’rra miidhaan hamaa ga’ee jira. Kan wareegaman ni jiru, dhibbatti lakkawwamani’mmoo madayaaniiru” jedhama.2/04/”014. #OromoProtests  
#OromoProtests update 2nd May 2014; the number of students who were killed the bomb attack on Haromaya University campus has reached four. One died on the same day three passed away yesterday and today at Hiwot Fana hospital where this picture was taken. 10 students are still listed as critical in ICU. WARNING Gruesome and disturbing picture.   2nd May 2014, victims of TPLF’s voilence @Najjoo, Westwrn Oromia. Shamaran sadii fi dhira tokko Dhukassa federal midhamanii dhigni isaan gar malee kan dhangala’ee kunoo kana fakkata! @Nadjo Hospital!! 2nd May 2014, Oromia Innocent Oromo mother while she coming from market, attacked by Agazi,  wayooooo wayooooooo!!! Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu   2nd May 2014,Oromo student Mohammed Abdulhamid shot dead by Agazi  while at peaceful demonstrations at Balee Robee, Oromiyaa. GUYYA KALEESA HIRIRAA BALEE ROBEE KESSATI BARATOONI OROMOO KAN RASASSAN NU BIRAA AJJEEFAME BARATAA MOHAMMED ABDULHAMID JEDHAMAA UMRII DHAN IJOOLA WAGGA 21.      #OromoProtests  2nd May 2014,  Daarimuu, Abbaa booraa, Oromia Caamsaa 2/2014 Godina Iluu Abbaa booraa aanaa Daarimuu irratti fincila diddaa garbummaa geggeefameen qotee bulaan oromoo rasaasa poolisii federaalaan rukutame Hospitaala Karl Mattuu du’aaf jireenya gidduu jiruu dha.     Photo: Hiriyyottan koo lubbuu koo olchitaniif galanni koo guddadha. Kan na biraa lubbuun keessan darbeef waqayyoon lubbuu keessan haa yaadatu. Qabsa'aan ni kufa qabsoon itti fufa. “Hiriyyottan koo lubbuu koo olchitaniif galanni koo guddadha. Kan na biraa lubbuun keessan darbeef waqayyoon lubbuu keessan haa yaadatu. Qabsa’aan ni kufa qabsoon itti fufa.” http://www.spreaker.com/user/ragabaa/roorroo-dachaa?sp_redirected=true      
#OromoProtests RIP Hachalu Jagama who was killed in Jibat while peacefully protesting. He was a university graduate, who was working as day laborer. Data from Oromia regional government show that less than a third of those who graduated in the last 2 years were able to land job.     #OromoProtests Kumala Gudisa Bali who was shot by Agazi  in Ambo on April 30 and passed away at Tikur Ambassa Hospital. May he join the rest of our martyrs in heaven.       #OromoProtests body of Mekonnen Hirpa who was killed at Madda Walabu by University by Agazi. May he join the rest of our martyrs in heaven. Your sacrifice will not be in vain.   Photo: ODUU:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Kun Abbabaa Xilaahun, barataa waggaa istaatistiksii waggaa lammafati. Bombii magaalaa Haroomaayatti dhoo’een madaaye. Doktoroonni Hospitaala Hiwoot Faanaa doorsisni poolisootaan nurra gahaa jiru tajaajila fayyaa bifa tasgabbayeen kennuu nu hanqise jedhuun komatu.” /> <span style=#OromoProtests Student Abbabaa Xilahun, statistics 3rd year shot wounded by Agazi and denied  medical treatments requires. Kun Abbabaa Xilaahun, barataa istaatistiksii waggaa lammafati. Bombii magaalaa Haroomaayatti dhoo’een madaaye. Doktoroonni Hospitaala Hiwoot Faanaa doorsisni poolisootaan nurra gahaa jiru tajaajila fayyaa bifa tasgabbayeen kennuu nu hanqise jedhuun komatu.       Mothers of Oromo students crying for their lost sons and daughters killed by TPLF  snipers   http://dhaamsaogeetti13.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/in-review-photos-from-the-oromoprotests-against-the-addis-ababa-master-plan-and-for-the-rights-of-oromiyaa-over-finfinne-03-05-14/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ndJ1NE0qV_M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkQyKa4JP2c   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3_AWytE16g

BREAKING NEWS: MASS ARREST AND KILLING OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS!!!

The recent plan to partition Finfine (Addis Ababa) by the current regime has received a single, united and resounding NO from Oromo’s all across the globe. Ethiopia’s plan to partition large portions of land that belongs to Oromo’s in a pseudo-quasi excuse of expanding the capital city is not only unlawful, but an unprecedented move. The Ethiopian constitution, although vague and widely disapproved by citizens grants special interest to the state of Oromia in regards to administrative and resource management in the capital city. However, the government has chosen to ignore the interests of Oromo’s, the state of Oromia, and its own constitution with its unprecedented move to dislocate thousands of Oromo’s in the interest of expanding the capital city. Not only does this violate Ethiopia’s own constitution, but that of many globally accepted governing bodies. According to Article 14 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, “The right to property shall be guaranteed. It may only be encroached upon in the in¬terest of public need or in the general interest of the community and in accordance with the provisions of appropriate laws.” Furthermore, article 21 (2) states, “In case of spoliation the dispossessed people shall have the right to the lawful recovery of its property as well as to an adequate compensation.” The current regime has broken its own law as well as that of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. Ironically, Finfine is home to the African Union, however, the unelected and dictatorial regime continues to unjustifiably remove Oromo’s mostly peasants who depend on the land for livelihood from surrounding areas in Finfine. The African Union must stand in unison with Oromo’s, lawful owners of the land and hold the Ethiopian regime to account for breaking the Charter on Human and People’s Rights. Otherwise, what is the purpose of such organization if it cannot legally protect disenfranchised citizens from aggression of unelected and illegitimate government? In addition to AU’s Charter, globally accepted governing norms dictate the Ethiopian regime has broken international laws far too many times. The latest one should be the last if the world legitimately expects the Oromo people and other ethnic groups throughout Ethiopia to live in peace without fear of losing life, liberty, and property. According to one of the most recognized governing bodies in the world, the United Nations in Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “1. everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. 2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his [or her] property.” Given this UN declaration as well as that of the African Union’s Charter, the Oromo’s are not only legitimate owners of the land, but should legally be entitled to protection from these governing bodies. These governing bodies are obligated to STOP the mass discrimination, injustice, and growing inequality toward Oromo’s and should immediately put in place mechanism to protect over 40 million Oromo’s. After all, the language Oromiffa is the fourth widely spoken language in Africa, which suggests the depth of Oromo population. Oromo’s have been victimized for far too long and can no longer remain silent, so it is in the international community’s interest and obligation to step in and mitigate this matter before further escalation. In addition to violating the rights of land owners, Ethiopia continues to further disregard human rights. In a widely condemned move, the regime has sent armed federal troops to Universities across the country to suppress the voices of countless students who are peacefully protesting the partition plan. Countless students have been beaten, arrested, and 8 have been confirmed dead, a number that is expected to sharply increase as crackdown on peaceful protesters intensifies. Government officials who ordered armed federal troops to open fire on innocent protesters should be brought to justice. This is a heinous crime against humanity. The mere fact the Ethiopian regime has no regard for its young citizenry is a concern that should cause individuals and governments all over the world to openly condemn and unequivocally voice their grave concern! Oromo’s have been victims at the hands of various Ethiopian regimes for nearly a century. However, in this day and age where social media has proven it can topple dictatorships like the recent Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East, we the people can bring about change with a united and resounding voice of disapproval for the current unelected regime. Oromo’s have suffered enough under brutal regimes and more than 23 years of power for a single party is beyond ample time, in fact it is quite absurd by western standards, therefore, immediate change of government is not only necessary, but a must to end all atrocities! Therefore, those in the west who enjoy unparalleled freedom must speak up for over 45,000 voiceless Oromo’s languishing in Ethiopia’s inhumane prisons, current students suffering for voicing their concern, and the mass number of Oromo’s who are forced to vacate their ancestral land. Whether one voices their opinion through social media, by word of mouth, letters to elected officials, or simply contacting international media’s like CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera etc… we must exercise our right to voice our opinion. Innocent students were brutally beat and killed for simply exercising their inherent right guaranteed by UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a right those in the west so often take for granted. Thus, silence is no longer an option, let us all unite to support Oromo students, prisoners, and landowners throughout Ethiopia! http://www.oromotv.com/breaking-news-mass-arrest-and-killing-of-university-students-3/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h4STfZRg_28

Oromo students protest against the new Addis Ababa Master Plan at Addis Ababa University May 1, 2014

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Massacre of Peaceful Demonstrators- Perpetual Habit of TPLF Regime

OLF Press Release The level of repression and exploitation exacted by the successive regimes of Ethiopia on the subject peoples under their rule in general and the Oromo people in particular has been so unbearable that the people are in constant revolt. It has also been the case that, instead of providing peaceful resolution to a demand peacefully raised, the successive regimes have opted to violently suppress by daylight massacre, detention and torture, looting, evicting and forcing them to leave the country. Hundreds of students have been dismissed from their learning institutions. This revolt, spearheaded by the Oromo youth in general and the students in particular, has currently transformed into an Oromia wide total popular uprising. The response of the regime has, however, remained the same except this time adding the fashionable camouflage pretext of terrorism and heightened intensity of the repression. This has been the case in Ambo, Madda Walabou, Dambi Doolloo, Naqamte, Geedoo, Horroo Guduruu, Baalee and Ciroo in Oromia; and Maqalee in Tigray as well Gojjam in Amhara region, by the direct order from the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders in the last 22 years. Tens of peaceful demonstrators, including children under the age of 10, have been massacred in Ambo, Madda Walabou yesterday April 30, 2014. Hand grenades have been deliberately thrown on student demonstrators in Ambo and Haramaya Universities causing several death and serious wounds. More have been detained. Indiscriminate severe beating, including elderly, women and children by Federal Police and militia, is widespread. The OLF condemns the perpetration of these atrocities and holds, the Prime Minister of the regime, the army, federal police and security chiefs, directly responsible for these crimes selectively targeting the Oromo, who peacefully presented their legitimate demands. The OLF renews its call on the Oromo nationals who are serving in the armed forces of this regime not only to refrain from partaking in this crime against their parents, siblings and children; but also to resist and stand in defense of their kin and kith and other civilians. We call upon the Oromo people both inside and outside the country, to realize that we have been pushed to the limit. The only way out of this and to redeem the agony visited upon us for the past is to fight back in unison. We specially call upon you in the Diaspora to act on behalf of your brethren, who are under siege, and urge the nations who host you to discharge their responsibility as government and a community of human beings towards the long suffering Oromo and other peoples under the criminal TPLF regime. We urge again and again that the international community, human rights and organizations and governments for democracy to use their influence and do all they can to stop the ongoing atrocity against the Oromo people. Failure to act immediately will be tantamount to condoning. Victory to the Oromo People! Oromo Liberation Front May 01, 2014

ABO: Humna Waraanaan Hiriira Nagaa Ukkaamsuun Itti Fufa Gochaa Mootummaa Wayyaane Wagga 22 ti

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Hacuuccaa fi saaminsi sirnoota abbootii irree sirnoota darabeen Itophiyaa bitan bifa adda addaan gaggeeffamu ummatoota Itophiyaa adddatti ammoo ummata Oromoo irraan miidhaan dhaqqabsiise sadarkaa hin obsamne dhaqqabuu irraa ummatni Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa fi dimokraasii kaasuudhaan waggoota dheeraaf qabsootti jira. Qabsoon ummatni Oromoo sirna bittootaa irratti adeemsisaa turee fi jiru kunis har’a sadarkaa ol aanaatti tarkaanfatee guutuu Oromiyaa keessatti gara fincila ummataatti jijjiiramee argama.

Haa tahu malee mootummootni Itophiyaa gaaffii ummatni Oromoo karaa nagaa dhiheeffatu dhaga’anii furmaata itti gochuu irra humnaan ukkaamsuu kan filatan tahuun dhugaa irra deddeebi’ee mul’ate dha. Qabsoo haqaa ummatni Oromoo itti jiruuf deebisa barbaachisu keennuu irra “farra nagaa, farra misoomaa, shororkeessota fi kkf jechuun jumulaan ajjeesuu, hidhuu, tumuu fi biyyaa baqachiisuun tarkaanfiilee mootummootni Itophiyaa fudhataa turanii fi jirani dha.

Yeroo ammaa kana barattootnii fi dargaggootni Oromoo akkasumas ummtni Oromiyaa guutuu keessatti gaaffii mirgaa kaasuun hiriira nagaa adeemsisaa jiran keessatti deebiin argataa jiran akkuma adeeffatame gaaffii barattootaa ofitti fudhatuun deebii kennuu irra haala suukanneessan ajjeechaa, reebicha fi hidhaa tahaa jira. Tarkaanfii ajaja hogganoota sirna Wayyaaneen humna waraanaa amanamaa sirnichaan ilmaanii fi ummata Oromoo irratti fudhatamaa jiruun lammiiwwan Oromoo kan ijoolleen umrii 10ni gadii keessatti argaman Amboo, Madda Walaabuu fi bakkoota birootti kudhanootaan ajjeefamanii jiran. Amboo fi University Haromayaa keessatti boombiilee dargaggotaa fi ummata harka qullaa irrati dhoosuun garaa jabinaan lubbuun dhabamsiifamaa jira. Hedduun mana hidhaatti gatamaniiru. Jaarsaa fi jaartii, guddaa fi xiqqaa osoo hin jenne reebichi ummata Oromoo bakkayyuutti irra gahaa jiru sukanneessaa dha.

Tarkaanfii fudhatamaa jiru kunis itti fufa ajjeechaa barattoota Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa kaasuu irraa Ambo, Dambi Doolloo, Naqamte, Geedoo, Horroo Guduruu, Baalee, Ciroo fi Oromiyaan alattis Tigray Maqalee fi Gojjam keessatti ajjeefamaa fi jumulaan manneen barnootaa keessaa ari’amaa turanii ti.

ABOn gaaffii haqaa ummatni kaasaa jiruuf deebii gahaa kennuu irra tarkaanfii suukanneessaa mootummaa Wayyaaneen fudhatamaa kan jiru jabeessee balaaleffata. Tarkaanfii gara jabinaa humna addaa waraanaa, poolisa Federaalaa fi hidhattootaan fudhatamaa jiru kana ajajuu fi raawwachiisuu keessatti kanneen qooda qaban, Muummichi Ministaraa sirnichaa, ajajaan humna waraanaa fi gaafatamaan tikaa mootummaa Wayyaanee gaafatamoo tahuu hubachiisa.

Kanatti dabalees ABOn ilmaan Oromoo humna waraanaa fi poolisaa keessatti argaman kan ajjeefamaa, hidhamaa fi tumamaa jiran abbootii, haawwanii fi obboleewwan isaanii tahuu hubatuun tarkaanfii hammeenyaa fi diinummaa fudhatamaa jiru kana keessatti akka qooda hin fudhanne qofa osoo hin taane akka dura dhaabbatan irra deebi’ee waamicha dhiheessaaf.

Ummatni Oromoo keessaa fi ala jiru ammaan booda gidaaratti dhiibamee filmaata dhorkamee kan mayii irraa gahuu hubatee harkaa wal qabatee mirga isaa falmatuu fi gumaa kanneen waggaa 22 darban ajjeefamaa bahanii fi ammas garaa laafina malee jumulaan ajjeefamaa jiranii seeraanis tahe karaa danda’amu hundaan akka falamtu waamicha keenya cimsinee dabarsina. Addatti kanneen ala jirtan sagalee ummata kana dhageessisuuf akka sochootani fi dirqama sabummaa keessan baatan waamicha gooana.

Hawaasni addunyaa, dhaabbattootni mirga namoomaaf dhaabbatanii fi jaarmayootni mirga dimokraasiif falman hundis tarkaanfii mootummaan abbaa irree ummata fayyaaleyyii gaaffii mirgaa fi dimokraasii kaasan irratti fudhataa jiru farra dimokraasii tahuu hubatuun gochaa isaa hatattamaan akka dhaabuuf dhiibbaa barbaachisu akka godhan ABOn hubachiisa. Gochaa kana callisanii ilaaluun gochaa kana eebbisuu keessaa qooda fudhatuu tahuu ABO deddeebisee hubachisa.

Injifannoo Ummata Oromoof!

Adda Bilisumma Oromoo!

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Diddaa Caamsaa 2,2014 Gabaasa Qeerroo

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FDG Jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe Godina Wallagga Lixaa aanaa Ganjii mana Barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa Ganjii keessatti barattootni Oromoo Hiriira jabaa gaggeessuudhaan Mormii jabaa sirna wayyaanee irratti gaggeessuu irratti argamu. Barattootni kunneen gamtaadhaan ka’uudhaan dhaadannoo garaa garaa dhageessisaa oolan keessaa 1. Lafa naannawa Oromiyaa murree hin laannu 2. Barataan ajjeefamuu fi arii’atamuu hin qabu 3. Oromiyaan kan Oromooti 4. Gaaffii mirgaa gaafachuun shororkeessaa nama hin godhu 5. Mootummaan wayyaanee garboomfataa dha 6. Oromiyaan ni bilisoomti Kanneen jedhanii fi kanneen biroo dhiyeessuudhaan hiriira bal’aa gaggeessanii jiran. Mootummaan wayyaanee dhiibbaa kamuu gaggeessu Barattootni Oromoo gamtaadhaan ka’uudhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisuun sagalee isaanii dhageessisuu irratti argamu. Gaaffiin Barattoota keenyaa gaaffii abbaa biyyummaati gaaffii mirgaati jechuudhaan Uummatni Ganjii barattoota waliin tahuudhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisuu fi gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa finiinsuu irratti hirmaannaa jabaa godhanii jiran. Uummatni Oromoo ka’aa jechuudhaan Qeerroo bakka maraafis waamicha dabarsanii jiran. http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/02/latest-news-godina-wallaggaa-lixaa-aan-aa-ganjii-mana-barum-saa-sadarkaa-lammaff-aa-ganjii-ganjii-kee-ssatti-barattootni-h-iriira-gaggeessun-dh-aadannoo-dhageessisu-u-irratti-argamu/

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Witnesses say Ethiopian police have killed at least 17 protesters during demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia region against plans to annex territory to expand the capital, Addis Ababa. Authorities put the protest-related death toll at 11 and have not said how the demonstrators were killed. The main opposition party says 17 people were killed while witnesses and residents say the death toll is much higher. Residents say that an elite government security force opened fire on protesters at three university campuses. The demonstrations erupted last week against plans by the Ethiopian government to incorporate part of Oromia into the capital. Oromia is Ethiopia’s largest region and Oromos are the country’s largest ethnic group. Oromos say the government wants to weaken their political power. They say expanding the capital threatens the local language, which is not taught in Addis Ababa schools. VOA News http://gadaa.com/oduu/25780/2014/05/02/voa-deadly-protests-in-ethiopia-over-plans-to-expand-capital/#.U2PO0unJ7BY.facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nQ3x0L9wfpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=821Ijw2GoXM   Partial lists of Oromo  students of Adama University kidnapped by Agazi and the whereabouts are not know: as of 3rd May 2014 Barattoota University Adaamaa Kaleessa Guyyaa 5/1/2014 Mana Hidhaatti Guuran Keessaa Kan Ammaaf Maqaa Isaanii Arganne Armaan Gaditti Laalaa…

1.ebisa maliika Nuruu 2.Musxafa kadir siraji 3.bulitu wadaju bulitum 4.bilisuma lamii agaa 5.ifabas burisho Nuruu 6.tullu bonus tura 7.tayee tafara agaa 8.fanitale faru qarisuu 9.didaa ahimad ibiroo 10.odaa damis bonjaa 11.calla galan dabiso 12.marga tuffa qiliixu 13.shibiru tariku falqaa 14.dani’eli adimasu tamsigen 15.etihafa tuffa soraa 16.bonsa badhadha bati 17.fayisa girma biramu 18.dane aboo bushira 19.nuho gudata irre 20.abidal hussen julio 21.walbum ragasa qalibesa 22.lami marga gabiru 23.lelisa aynisa marga 24.humin’esa miliki falta 25.magris banita sodaa 26.gada dinqa bayisa 27.tashom baqal sabbatical 28.abirahmi makonin ararisu 29.takalinyi katam baharu 30.abenzari hagaye yuhanis 31.amnu’el buriqa daniq 32.duni hussen walbu 33.andu’alami xilahun almayo 34.ayantu jalta mishap 35.sidise Jara 36.iliyas ishetu Ibisa 37.tadalu mamo baca 38.ibrahami musan awal 39.muktar jeyilan sa’edi 40.datamo fayer shifa

Karoora Muummicha (Master Plan) Finfinnee; Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) Master Plan 03.05.14

By Ibsaa Guutamaa | May 3, 2014

Finfinnee, an Oromo land that the enemy at beginning of 20th century built its nest and laid its eggs that produced voracious larvae, still remains the center of controversy. Planned or unplanned there is no physical or moral force that could stop dictators from imposing their will other than organized will of the dispossessed. Oromo started to demand sovereignty over Oromiyaa since it was occupied. Since then it had never stopped demanding for the lost sovereignty through peaceful means as well as armed struggle.’ Magaalaa tokkoof kan karoorri ba’u rakkina mana jireenyaa fi hojii, guddina warshaa, geejjibaa, lolaa kosii adda addaa, eegumsa fayyaa, tajaajila bishanii fi ifaa kkf argamsiisuun sirna itt gochuu dha. Finfinneen rakkina bishaanii fi ifsaa dhaabbataa qabdi. Furmaati bakka jirutt tajaajila barbaachisu argamsiisuu dha malee karoorri dhibbi baheef ummatichaaf kan bu’u hin jiru. Lafti naannaa Finfinnee jiru kan ummati Oromoo mootii jijjiramu hundaan buqa’aa dhufe irra qubate. Galaanii fi Eekkaa kaasanii dhiibamaa dhufuun, kan fagootti hin godaanin itt hafani. Jireenyi barabaran dhiibamu itt fufuu hin qabu. Hamaa dhufu walii tumsanii ofirraa qola’uun seera uumaati. Moototi darban yeroo Finfinneef karoora baasan gara caalu bu’aa ofiirraa kaasanii ture. Kara ijaartoti mana dureeyyiirraa qabaa kan kanneen human hin qabnee jigsaa turani. Akeeki ture qondaaloti mootummaa akka itt durooma guddifataniif karaa mijjeessuu malee tajaajila barbaachisu magaalattiif uumuu hin turre. Kanaf balan tokko yoo bu’e oolchuun rakkoo ture. Si’ana lafti kan mootummaati waan jedhameef, mootummaan gola taahitaa irra jiruun adda waan hin taaneef, qaawwaa mana gidduutt argamu hunda yoo gurguratan abbawummaan itt hin dhagahamu. Kanaaf awwaala illee diiguun lafa saa gurgurachaa akka jiran ballinaan himama. Akka aadaa fi amanteett ujuba jeequun yakkaa. Kan barbaadan waa qabatan hunda callaatt jijjiiruu dhaa. Karoorri kun sanaaf carraa guddaa kennaafi. Egaa, jarri kun ilaalcha jireenya ummata magaalichaa fooyyessuu garaa hin qabani. Tolfatan Karoorra kanis kan wayyooma jiraattota Finfinneef yaadame utuu hin ta’in dira’ina itt sutame akka qabu hubachiisa. Ummata Oromoo, caalaattu Tuulamaa fi Maccaa, kan dura buqqisaniif gaaffii irra jiru utuu hin deebisin bara abbaan biyyaa mirga saa gaafachuutt ka’e kana lafa caalaa kutanii dabalachuu yaaluun waldhabdee jiru babbalisuu malee furmaata nagaa argamsiisuuf fala hin ta’u. Mirga abbaa biyyaa beekanii heera ofii keessa galchuu qofti gahaa miti. Yoo xinnaate heera ofumaa baafatani addunyaatt labsan kabajuun qaroomummaa dha. Miiddhaa hin dhinne uumuurraa koloneeffatoon magaalaa saanii mummicha biyya saaniitt ol deebisanii, Maqalee, Aksum, Gondar yk haaraa ijaarratanii baballifachuu dandahu. Biyyichii abbaa biraa qabachuun kan darbaniif hin liqimfamnee ture. Kanaaf karoorri saanii eenyufaaf caalaa bu’aa argamsiisa kan jedhu irratt hundeeffame. Jarri ammaa sana irratt dabalanii karooraa tooftaa fi tarsimoo of keessaa qabu baafataa jiru. Lammii saanii fi ofiif ariitiin bu’aa hammami butachuu dandeenya laata jechuun hojiirra oolchuuf si’aawaa jiru. Karoorri kun tokkummaa Oromoo cabsuun fulduratt bulcha koloneeffatoof gufuu akka hin taanett yayyabame. “Xaqilayi Gizati”mootii moototaa caalaa hamaa kan ta’etu dhufuuf deema. Akka ilaalcha saaniitt Finfinneen mooraa raayyaa biyya qabateeti. Dhiphisuu, ballisuu, guddisuu haa ta’u bareechuun bu’aa jara kanaa irraa ka’ee ilaalama. Lafa hedduu Finfinneett dabaluu jechuun abbaa biyyaa irraa buqqisanii mooraa diina saa irratt baballisuu fi halagaa irra qubachiisuu jechuu dha. Sana duuba akka hawwa saaniitt Oromiyaan dhiiga gootota seetiin dhaabbatte diigamtee karaa saamicha yoomuu gaafatama hin qabne mijaawaa argachuuf gaggabaa jiru. Karoorri amma o’aa jiru kun garri caalu bara Dargii kan xumura argate ture. Sunis biyyoota Tuulamaa, Jillee fi Arsii irraa lafa hedduu kan fudhatu. Gareen bulcha magaalaa Finfinnee kantiiba yerosiin durfamu karoora jedhamuu kanan walfakkaatu Kora Ministorata Mootummaa Cehumsaan akka eebbifamu dhiheessee ture. Utuu waa’een abbaa biyyummaa Oromoon Oromiyaa irratt qabdu hin murteeffamin ilaalamuu akka hin danda’amne miseensota korichaa ABO bakka bu’an waan mormaniif xaxatanii akka deebi’an godhame. Hardha maaltu nu tuqaan saba tokko lafa irraa haquuf mala baafataniin ummatoota empayerittis, addunyaas gowwoomsuu yaalaa jiru. Kun tuffii sabichaaf qaban dur dhoffatan hardha addababayiitt labsaa jiru. Didhaan eenyummaa ofii beeksisuu ilmaan Oromoo irra jira. Ballachuu Finfinnee haata’u dhimma Oromiyaa ilaalu irratt kan murteessuu danda’u abbaa biyyichaa ummata Oromiyaa qofaa. Yeroof qophii ittiin mirga saa kabachiisu hin gumeeffanne ta’aa. Sanaaf malee galtuun Oromoollee booreen akka itt ulfatu beekamu qaba Oromiyaan Finfinnee irratt fedha addaa qabdi jechuun seenaa ta’uuf deema. Magaalaa Federaalaa jedhanii marii Oromo malee irraa kutanii biyya of danda’e tokko gidduu baasuutt qaxisaa jiru. Amma kan ta’u qabuu walgurmeessanii jarmaa cimfachuun mooraan raayyaa koloneeffataa baballachuu akka hindandeenye karaa barbaachisu hundaan itt bobba’uu dha. Oromoon kanneen cunqursaa deggeranii fi utuu itt himamuu saamicha Oromiyaa irratt qooda fudhataniif itt gaafatamaa haa ta’uu abbaawummaa hin qabaatu. Warraa fi maatii Oromiyaa sossobbaan haa ta’uu humnaan buqqisanii facaasuu caalaa yakki hin jiru. Madaa haaraan kun kan darbe yoo kulkulfachiise kan itt komatamu isuma quba itt dhahaa jiru. Ollaan kan nagaan jiraatu yoo haala tolaa fi hamtuu jalatt qixxee wal kabaje. Kanneen hardha garaa guuttachuu jedhanii dhaloota dhufan gidduuti haddhaa fachaasan akkuma kanneen isaan duraa salphinnii fi giimii hin dhaamne akka isaan eegu barachuu qabu. Haalli addunyaa jijjiiramus mirgi Oromoo ittuma qoosamaa jiraa. Kanaaf itt gaafatama jalqabaa kan fudhatan Oromoo dha ofiin jedhaa kanneen diinota Oromoof milla dhiqani. Kan itt haanu utuu beekumsaa fi humna qabanii Oromoo ciisanii hanga gorra’amanitt eegan yk yeroo obbolaan saanii akka malee hidhaman, ajjeefamanii fi guraaraman callisanii ilaalani. Inni sadaffaan bu’aa ofii fi lammii saa jedhee kan fixaqacceett bobba’ee fi mirga ilmaan namaatt roorrisuu. Jarri sadan gochaan haa ta’u irra darbuun Oromoo balleessaa, Oromiyaa akka diigaa jiran hubatanii karaa itt harka irraa dachaafatan faluun qooda sabboonotaati. Caasaa Finfinnee kan amma jiru irraa jijjiiruu jechuun qaccee Tuulama dhiibbaa waggaa dhibbaa olii irraa seenaaf hafte ari’anii halagaa afaan, aadaa fi hooda addaa qabu qubachiisuu jechuu dha. Handhurri eenyummaa Oromiyaa, Odaa Nabee kana keessatt argama. Finfinneen maqaa jijjiirrattee qubsa halagaa erga taatee turteettii. Baballachuus hin dhaabne. Tuulama bakkaa balleessuun eenyummaa Oromoo balleessuu irratt kan aggaamame. Badiisi sana caalee hin jiru. Oromiyaa Lixaatii ka’anii Kaaba, Bahaa fi Kibba deemuuf “Barmeessoo yk Yilaf” halagaa barbaachisuuf deema jechuu dha. Kanaaf iyyaa fi mormiin karaa halleen gaggeeffamu irratt hundi gamtoomuun dirqii dha. Manguddoo Oromtichi laalaa qabsoon qaammi lasha’ee fi iji jaame, Dotii Turaa, siree ciisee irraa “Maaf teessu badnee Iyyaa Iyya dabarsaa!” jechuun radiyoo “Sagalee Oromoo” irratt yoo iyya kaasu kan humna qabu qaammi guutuu ta’ee callisee ilaluun booree taati. Humni Habashaa jalqaba irratt Oromiyaa cabse Tuulama irraa eegalee. Harras Oromiyaa caccabsuun achuma irraa eegalaa jiraa. Dur gosti kaan kan, isaan hin ilaalle se’anii callisanii hanga inni burkutaawutt eeganii. Fardi Tuulama irraa ka’e yoo achumatt dhaabuun hin danda’amne hunda irra buufata. Hundi waliin hiriiree injifannoo galmeeffachuu malee Oromiyaa irraa lafa taakkuu tokko Oromiyoon dabarsanii kennuun badiisa farrifachuu dha. Ilmaan Oromoo eenyumaa ofiin boonan utuu jiranii, Oromiyaan lamuu hin biinxa’amtu. Qabsoon gara hiree ofii walbummaa ofiin murteeffachuu karaa halleen jarjarfamuu qaba. Oromiyaan haa jiraattu! Ibsaa Guutama Ulfinaa fi surraan gootota kufaniif; walabummaa, walqixxummaa fi bilisummaan kan lubbuun jiraniif; nagaa fi araarri Ayyaana abbooliif haa tahu! Ebla 2014

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Widespread brutalities of the Ethiopian Government in handling protests in different parts of the state of Oromia by peaceful demonstrators August 16, 2014

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 Sad News (12th August 2014): Oromo youth (student) named Biqila Balaay, who was wounded by Agazi  in Ambo during the #OromoProtests has passed away on 11 August 2014 at Tikur Anbassa Hospital.
 Oduu Gaddaa amma nu qaqqabe!!Mormii Maaster Pilaanii Finfinneetiin wal qabatee sochii adeemsifamaa tureen Naannoo Ambootti Rasaasaan kan miidhamanii yaalamaa turan keessaa tokko kan ta’e Dargaggoo Biqilaa Balaay hospitaala Xuqur Ambassaa keessatti guyyoota hedduuf osoo daddeebi’ee yaalamuu miidhamni kun “Infection” itti ta’ee kaleessa galgala du’aan Addunyaa kana irraa Wareegameera. Reeffi isaa Hospitaala Miniilik keessatti erga sakatta’amee booda Galgala kana gara bakka dhaloota isaa Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaa Magaalaa Kombolchaatti gaggeeffameera. Sirni Awwaalcha isaa guyyaa borii magaalaa Kombolchaa keessatti ni raawwata!!!Biyyeen sitti haa salphatu!!!

Oduu Gaddisiisaa fi Seenaa Gabaabaa Gooticha Barataa Biqilaa Balaay Toleeraa

 Sagalee Qeerroo irraa

Dargaggoo Biilaa

Gootichi Barataa Biqilaa Balaay Abbaa isaa Obbo Balaay Troleeraa fi Haadha isaa Aadde Siccaalee Mul’ataa Abdataa irraa Godina Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaa aanaa Habaaboo Guduruu ganda Caalaa Fooqaa keessatti bara 1991 A.L.Otti dhalate. Dhalatees Hiriyyoota isaa waliin taphachuu, Seenaa baruuf tattaafachuu fi barsiisuu kan jaallatu sabboonaa qaroo ilma Oromooti. Barataa Biqilaan guddatee barnootaaf akka gahetti bara 1999 AL.Otti mana barumsaa sadarkaa 1ffaa Caalaa Fooqaa seenuudhaan kuitaa 1ffaadhaa hanga 8ffaatti barate. Barnoota isaa sadarkaa lammaffaa mana barnootaa sadrkaa lammaffaa Kombolchaa seenuudhaan kutaa 9ffaa fi 10ffaa barate. Barnoota isaa Cinaatti ilmaan Oromoo sabboonummaa barsiisaa gama kallattii garaa garaadhaan QBO keessatti qooda olaanaa fudhachaa kan ture bara 2009 AL.Otti kutaa 10ffaa akka xumureen Koollejjii Horroo Guduruu magaala Fincaa’aa seenuun bara 2011 A.L.Otti muummee Veternarydhaan eebbifame. Barataa Biqilaa Balaay dhiibbaa mootummaan wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo irraan geessu argaa bira kan hin dabarre QBO keessatti qooda fudhachaa kan as gahe Fincila diddaa garbummaa bara 2014 dhimma naannawa lafa Finfinnee qabatee dhoheen magaala Amboo keessatti hiriira barattootnii fi Uummatni gamtaan gaafa Ebla 25, 2014 gaggeessan keessatti qooda fudhachuun rasaasa mootummaa wayyaaneedhaan sa’a 12:29 PM irratti mataa rukkutame. Rukkutamees waldhaansaaf gara Hospitaala Xiqur Ambasaa guyyaa sana kan fudhatame yoommuu tahu maallaqa hedduu dhangalaasuudhaanis waldhaansa olaanaa irra ture. Waldhaansi olaanaan taasifamus rukkuttaa bakka hamaa rukkutamee fi waldhaansa taasisfameen qorichi kennamaafii ture mataa isaa keessaa rasaasa baasuuf yaalii godhamaa ture summii itti tahuun gaafa hagayya 11 bara 2014 Addunyaa kana irraa du’aan boqoteera.Qabsaa’aan ni kufa!
Qabsoon itti fufa!

Qeerroo Bilisummaa
Hagayya 15, 2014

 Sad News (4th August 2014):Teacher named Wakjira Barsisa, who was wounded in Gimbi during the #OromoProtests has passed away at Tikur Anbassa Hospital.In related news, the following 11 students have been released from Maekalwi prison after being detained and subjected to torture for the last three months.
1. Falmataa Bayecha
2. Mo’ibul Misganuu
3. Bekele Gonfa
4. Nimonaa Gonfa
5. Ebisaa Dhabasa
6.Ratta Dajash
7. Araarsaa Leggesse
8. Ashanafi ( Jaarraa ) Marga
9. Barisso Jamal
10. Abu ( Guyyo) Galma *
11. Alii Shadoo*
* Abu (#10) is a 14 years old , while Alii ( #11) is 15 years old. They were both 9th grade students at the time of their arrest.
Oromo star artists, Haacaaluu Hundeesa and Jaamboo Joote were arrested today in Finfinnee, but finally left the country. They are on their way to Washington Dulles International Airport. This is typical Woyaane tactic to chase away Oromo figures. Seif Nebelbaal News, 4th August 2014.

Barattooti Oromoo Yuuniversitii Adda Addaa Irraa Qabamanii Hidhaa Ma’ikelaawwii Galan Keessaa 11 Dararaan Jabaa Erga Irratti Raawatameen Booda Gadiifaman.

Dinne GabrummaaGabaasa Hagayya 03,2014 ilmaan Oromoo balleessaa tokko malee sobaan mana hidhaa Wayyaanee Maa’ikalaawwii keessatti dararamaa turan keessaa barattootni 11 dararaan cimaa erga irraan gahamee booda hidhaa irra gadhiifamaniru.Kanneen kunis:-

  1. Falmataa Bayechaa Barataa Medicine waggaa 5ffa Yuniversiitii Jimmaa
  2. Eebbisaa Dhaabaa barataa sportii waggaa 3ffaa Yuniversiitii Jimmaa
  3. Nimoona Kabbadaa barataa barataa Seeraa waggaa 5ffaa Yuniversiitii Wallaggaa
  4. Mo’ibul Misganuu barataa laboratory waggaa 2ffaa Yuuniversiitii Wallaggaa
  5. Baqqalaa Gonfaa barataa water Engineering waggaa 3ffaa Yuunivarsiiti Wallaggaa
  6. Rattaa Dajjash barataa water engineering wagga waggaa 4ffaa Yuuniversiitii Wallaggaa
  7. Ararsaa Laggasaa barataa water Engineering waaggaa4ffaa Yuuniversiiti Harommayaa
  8. Ashannafii Margaa barataa engineering waggaa 2ffaa Yuuniversiitii Harammayaa
  9. Baraisii Jamaal barataa technica fi Ogummaa Magaalaa Dirree Dawwaa
  10. Abbuu(Guyyoo) Galmaa barataa kutaa 9ffaa Godina Boorana irra qabame umriin isaa wagga 14 kan ta’e..
  11. Alii Sheedoo barataa kutaa 9ffaa kan umriin isaa waggaa 15 ta’a Godina Boorana irra qabame kanneen keessatti argaman ilmaan Oromoo dararaan guddaa erga irrtti raawatameen booda mana hidhaa Ma’ikelaawwii keessaa gadhiifaman.
http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/03/barattooti-oromoo-yuuniversitii-adda-addaa-irraa-qabamanii-hidhaa-maikelaawwii-galan-keessaa-11-dararaan-jabaa-erga-irratti-raawatameen-booda-gadiifaman/
 Mass killing’s in Ambo conducted by fascist Woyane (TPLF) army, Agazi.
 

Testimony of a youngman whose friend was murdered by Ethiopian securitymen during protest against the government decision to annex farming areas into Addis Ababa – which is believed to evict farmers from their ancestral homeland (https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/9822596/204/

 
Ethiopia’s Compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child Report for the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Submitted by The Advocates for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with ECOSOC and The International Oromo Youth Association, a non-governmental diaspora youth organization 69th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Geneva 22–26 September 2014 http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/uploads/tahr_ioya_crc_loi_submission_july_1_2014.pdf
(The Advocates for Human Rights,   Adoolessa/July 26, 2014, Finfinne Tribune, Gadaa.com  ) – The Advocates for Human Rights, in collaboration with the International Oromo Youth Association, submitted a report for the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. This report identifies numerous violations of the rights of children in Ethiopia, particularly with respect to the rights of the child to equality, life, liberty, security, privacy, freedom of expression and association, family, basic health and welfare, education, and leisure and cultural activities. Unless otherwise noted in the report, these violations occur without distinction based on the ethnic group of the child. In some cases, however, children belonging to the Oromo ethnic group—the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia—face discrimination or other rights violations unique to their ethnicity. The Advocates has worked extensively with members of the Ethiopian diaspora for purposes of documenting human rights conditions in Ethiopia. Since 2004, The Advocates has documented reports from members of the Oromo ethnic group living in diaspora in the United States of human rights abuses they and their friends and family experienced in Ethiopia.The Ethiopian Government has adopted strict constraints on civil society; Government monitoring and intimidation, as well as fear of reprisals, impede human rights monitoring and journalism in the country. In spite of this, The Advocates has documented the continued discrimination against the Oromo and other ethnic groups. In recent months, the Ethiopian Government has also violated the right to life of Oromo children and youth by using excessive force in response to peaceful protests, including violence, killing, mass detentions, and forced expulsions.Further, the Government fails to protect children from abuse in the family and from harmful traditional practices such as FGM. Perpetrators of physical and sexual violence against children enjoy impunity. The Government also fails to promote and protect rights of many children with disabilities. The Government’s “villagization” program places the health of children in rural areas at risk and impedes their right to an adequate standard of living. Children in Ethiopia continue to be denied access to primary education, especially in rural areas, and child domestic labor remains a serious concern.- Details: The Advocates for Human Rights and the International Oromo Youth Association report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child- Source: The Advocates for Human Rights

 Oromo mother angry over murdered son

Yeshi, mother of man shot dead in April in Ambo

Graduate at Ambo University in Ambo, Ethiopia

“Yeshi” is still trying to come to terms with the trauma of discovering the body of her son being carried through the streets of the Ethiopian city of Ambo.

A rickshaw driver in his 20s, he had been caught up in deadly protests between the police and students in the city in April.

They were demonstrating about plans to extend the administrative control of the capital, Addis Ababa, into Oromia state.

Oromia is the country’s largest region and completely surrounds Addis Ababa – and some people feared they would be forced off their land and lose their regional and cultural identity if the plans went ahead.

Read more @http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28485044?SThisFB

 

Anger over ‘violent crackdown’ at protest in Ethiopia

BBC News, 28 July 2014

A plan by the Ethiopian government to expand the capital’s administrative control into neighbouring states has sparked months of student protests.

Security forces have been accused of cracking down on demonstrators in the region of Oromia.

The government says 17 people died in the violence, but human rights groups say that number is much higher.

The BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza has gained rare access to the town of Ambo where the protests took place.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28522986?SThisFB

 

 

  Four Oromo students of Madda Walaabuu University  have been abducted by TPLF/Agazi forces while with their family in Western Oromia (Wallagga, Gidaami). Their where about is yet unknown.
 Barattooti Oromoo Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu 4 Boqonnaa Yeroo Gannaaf Gara Maatii Isaanii Wallagga, Gidaamii Itti Galan Tika Wayyaaneen Qabamuun Bakka Buuteen Isaanii DhabameGabaasa Qeerroo Qellem, Gidaamii – Adoolessa (July)  26, 2014Mootummaan wayyaanee barattoota boqonnaa yeroo gannaaf maatii galan maatii irraa irraa ugguruudhaan qabee mana hidhaatti galchaa akka jirtu gabasi nu gahe addeessa. Har’a gabaasni Qeerroo Qellem Giddamii irraa nu dhaqqabe kan ibsu barattoota madda Walaabuu Yuuniversitii irraa galan aanaa Gidaamii ganda Giraay Sonqaa jedhamu irraa basaasaa wayyaanee aanaa kaan irratti ilmaan Oromoo dabarsee diinaf saaxilun kennaa jiruun saaxilamanii humna waraana Wayyaanetti kennamuudhaan Adoolessa gaafa 18/2014 qabamanii hidhamanii jiru. Basaasaan wayyaanee maqaan isaa Waaqgaarii Qan’aa kan jedhamu jiraataa aanaa Gidaamii ganda Giraay Sonqaa jiraataa kan ture amma garuu ganda Afteer Saanboo jedhamutti teessoo jireenya isaa kan jijjiirrate maqaa qindeessitoota FDG, Miseensa ABO, Alabaa ABO fannisuutiin, uummata kakaasuu fi ijaaruun duras aanaa kana keessatti isaan kun warra duraati jechuudhan yuuniversitii irratti hojii kana hojjetaa akka turan jedhee diinaaf kennee kan jiru gabaasni nu gahe ibsa, ijoollotni kuni maqaan isaanii akka arman gadii kan taheedha:1. Gammadaa Birhaanee
2. Solomoon Taaddasaa
3. Mallasaa Taaffasaa
4. Amaanu’eel Facaasaakan jedhamaniidha, namootni maatii akka tahanii fi amma gara itti hidhamanillee kan hin beekmne tahuu isaa Qeerroon gabaasee Qellem Wallaggaa Gidaamii irraa nuuf gabaasee jira.
http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/07/gabaasa-qeerroo-qellem-gidaamii-adoolessa-262014/
Photo: Suuraan muldhatu kun Barataa yuunversiitii Hawwaasaa,muummee saayinsii kompuuteraa waggaa lammaffaa sabboonaa Maaylaav Abiyyuutti<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Barataan kun kan dhalatee guddate wallagga lixaa aanaa boojji dirmajjii magaalaa biilaa yomuu ta’u akkuma hiriyyoota isaa kaani boqonnaadhaaf yuunversitii hawwaasaa irraa torbaan darbe haadha isaatiif yoo galu,harka poolisoota magaalattiin galgala keessaa sa’a sadiif walakkaatti mana keessaa gad harkisanii ati uumata kakaasaa jirta kakaasaas turte ati ergamaa ABO ti jechuun tilmaamaan poolisoonni kudha shan ta’aan haleellaa irratti bannuun namoota dirmatee qawween irra ari’annii lafee qaama isaa mara erga daakannii kufisanniim booda gara jabeenyaan dhagaa ulfatinni isaa kilograama 80 ol ta’u bakkani of walaalee kufee jirutti lafee sammuu dirree fuula isaa irratti gad dhiisuun qaroo mirgaa kee buruqsanii yeroo ammaa hoospitaala najjootti du’aaf jireenya gidduu jira” /></div>
<div style=Oromo national, Maaylaay Abiyyuu,  2nd year Computer Science student at Awwaasa University. Victim of TPLF/Agazi forces. #FreeOromoStudents. #OromoProtests. 24th May 2014.
Suuraan muldhatu kun Barataa yuunversiitii Hawwaasaa, muummee saayinsii kompuuteraa waggaa lammaffaa sabboonaa Maaylaav Abiyyuutti
Barataan kun kan dhalatee guddate wallagga lixaa aanaa boojji dirmajjii magaalaa biilaa yomuu ta’u akkuma hiriyyoota isaa kaani boqonnaadhaaf yuunversitii hawwaasaa irraa torbaan darbe haadha isaatiif yoo galu, harka poolisoota magaalattiin galgala keessaa sa’a sadiif walakkaatti mana keessaa gad harkisanii ati uumata kakaasaa jirta kakaasaas turte ati ergamaa ABO ti jechuun tilmaamaan poolisoonni kudha shan ta’aan haleellaa irratti bannuun namoota dirmatee qawween irra ari’annii lafee qaama isaa mara erga daakannii kufisanniim booda gara jabeenyaan dhagaa ulfatinni isaa kilograama 80 ol ta’u bakkani of walaalee kufee jirutti lafee sammuu dirree fuula isaa irratti gad dhiisuun qaroo mirgaa kee buruqsanii yeroo ammaa hoospitaala najjootti du’aaf jireenya gidduu jira

#OromoProtests: 36 Oromo Prisoners of Conscience, Kept Incommunicado for over a Month, Transferred from Secret Prison to Maekelawi

Adoolessa/July 23, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

(July 22, 2014) – According to sources, the following Oromo political prisoners, who were arrested in connection with #OromoProtests over a month ago, had been transferred to the notorious Maekelawi prison recently. Before they were brought to Maekelawi, they had been apparently kept at the headquarters of the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) – where they were subjected to severe torture. Their ordeal was so severe that many of them were carried on stretchers into their new prison cells at Maekelawi. One prisoner, who was there at Maekalawi before them, apparently said to his visiting families: “I thought I had the worst torture until I saw the latest Oromo students.’ In particular, a female student Chaltu Dhuguma from Wallaggaa University, has contracted a breast infection from injuries she had sustained at the NISS headquarters. Although these Oromos have been in detention since early May 2014, they have not been brought before a court, or charged. They have been denied the right to attorney, and family visits are restricted.

Jimmaa University
1. Falmata Barecha
2. Ebisa Daba
3. Lenjisa Alemayehu
4. Gamachu Bekele

Wallaggaa University
5. Mo’ibuli Misganu
6. Bekele Gonfa
7. Ratta Dinberu
8. Chaltuu Dhuguma

Adama University
9. Adugna Keesso
10. Bilisumma Damene

Haromaya University
11. Nimonaa Chali
12. Abebe Urgeessa
13. Bilisumma Gonfa
14. Magarsa Bekele
15. Jara (Ashenafi) Marga
16. Ararsa Legesse

Farmers from Wallaggaa
17. Aga Bekana
18. Dereje

Businessmen from Jimmaa
19. Mohammed Chali
20. Ahmed Abagaro
21. Hussien Abagaro

Borana
22. Galma Guyo
23. Korme Udesso
24. Roba Salaha
25. Aliyi

Qellam Wallaggaa Farmers
26. Shariif Usumaan
27. Daani’el Akkumaa
28. Aliyyii Tarfaa

Farmers from Jimmaa
29. Shiek Mohaammed Abbaa Garoo
30. Hassan Abdala

Farmers from East Wallaggaa
31. Afrika Kebede

Farmers from Western Shawaa
32. Tamire Chala

From Dire Dawa
33. Abdusemed Mohammed
34. Tofik Abdalla
35. Bariso Jamal
36. Abdii Kamal

http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/07/oromoprotests-oromo-prisoners-of-conscience-kept-incommunicado-for-over-a-month-transferred-from-secret-prison-to-maekelawi/
  Addunya Keesso was a 4th year engineering student at Adama Science and Technology University in Adama, Oromia, Ethiopia. He was dismissed from the university after government officials accused him of playing a leadership role in the peaceful student protest against the infamous Addis Ababa City Master Plan which many believe will result in the eviction of millions of Oromos from their ancestral land. On may 29 Addunya Keesso and two other ASTU students (Bilisumma Daammana and Mekonnen Kebede) were abducted from Franko neighborhood in Adama and taken to Ma’ikelawi prison in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where political prisoners are routinely tortured. Sources say Addunya Keesso has been tortured and has not been taken to court. It is to be recalled peaceful protesters were attacked by Ethiopia’s Federal Police and Agazi army since last April and scores of high school and college students have been killed and thousands detained in towns and villages across the Oromia region of Ethiopia. #FreeAddunyaaKeesso #FreeOromoStudents, 22nd July 2014
Oromo national, Bilisummaa Daammanaa,  Final year Adama University student is being tortured in Fascist TPLF Ma’ikelawi torture chamber. #FreeOromoStudent. 20th July 2014. Bilisummaa Daammanaa jedhama.Barataa Yuuniversitii Saayinsii fi Teeknoloojii Adamaatti bara kana kan eebbifamu ture garuu,yuuniversitii irras ari’amuun,Gaaffii mirga Abbaa Biyyumaan wal qabatee,badii tokko malee yeroo amma kana mana hidhaa Wayyanee ma’akkalawwitti dararamaa jira! Gabaasa Qeerroo Adoolessa 19,2014 Finfinnee Barataa sabboonticha Bilisummaa Daammanaa jedhamu mooraa Adaamaa Yuuniversitii irraa kan baratuu fi baree baranaa kan xumuruun eebbifamu yoo tahu Ebla 29/2014 guyyaa FDG mooraa Yuuniversitii Adaamatti tokkummaa barattoota Oromoo moorichaan mootummaa Wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuudhaan gaggeessaniin tikoota Wayyaaneen hiriyoottan sabboontota Oromoo nama 40 ol tahan waliin qabamanii torbanoota lamaa oliif bakka buuteen isaanii dhabamee ture irraa kaasee bakka tursan tursanii gara mana hidhaa Maa’ikelaawwii keessatti sabboonaa beekamaa fi itti gaafatamaa dargaggoota ykn Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Adaamaa kan tahe,akkasuma dursaa maadhewwan mooraa fi magaalaa Adaamaa kan tahe Addnuyaa Keessoo waliin rakkina guddaa fi gocha suukkanneessaa waraana Wayyaaneetiin mana hidhaa Maa’ikelaawwii keessatti irratti raawwachaa tureera. Ammas gara jabinaan waan dhala namaa irratti hin raawwanne barataa Bilisummaa Daammanaa jedhamu kana irratti ammas irratti raawwacha jiru du’aa fi jireenya gidduutti argamuu isaa gabaasi qeerroo addeessa. http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/20/mana-hidhaa-maaikelaawwii-keessatti-barataa-sabboonaa-bilisummaa-daammanaa-reebichaan-rakkina-hamaa-keessa-jira/         OromoPrisoner2014

Barataa Mootii Mootummaa Abdii Barreessaan Kitaaba “Qaroo Dhiiga Boosse” Humnoota Tikaa Wayyaaneen Ukkaamfame

Oromo national Walabummaa Dabale, 4th year  Engineering student   at Adama University is in TPLF Torture Chamber. He is the author  of the above book in Afaan Oromo titled ‘Faana Imaanaa’.

Walabummaa Dabalee Barataa Yuuniversitii Saayinsii fi Teeknoloojii Adaamaatti barataa Injineeringii waggaa 4ffaa ture.yeroo ammaa kana mana hidhaa mootummaa Wayyanee keessatti dararamaa jirachuun isaa ni beekama.#FreeOromoStudents

Walabummaa Dabalee barreessaa kitaaba Faana Imaanaa jedhu

‘Maqaa Shororkeessummaan Doorsisamuun Qabsoo Karaa Nagaa irraa Nu Hin Deebisu’

Namoo Daandii
 —Mootummaan Ihaadeg rakkoo dimookiraasii biyyattii keessaa karaa nagaa furuun karaa itti danda’amu marii biyyoolessaaf balbala banuu irra mormitootatti maqaa shororkeessummaa moggaasee hidhuu, doorsisuu fi gidirsuun qabsoo karaa nagaa boodatti deebisuu hin danda’u, jechuudhaan gamtaan paartiilee mormitootaa Medrek ibsa baasee jira.Barreessaan ol’aanaan paartichaa, Obbo Gabruu Gabre-mariyaam akka jedhanitti, hoogganoonni, miseensonnii fi deggertoonni  gamtaa isaanii, keessumaa Oromiyaa fi Tigiraay keessatti hedduun hidhamanii jiran. Oromiyaa keessatti karoora magaalaa Finfinnee dantaa Oromiyaa dhabsiisa, jedhan mormuudhaan barattoota hiriira nagaa bahan irratti tarkaanfii ajjeechaa fi hidhaa fudhatamee ala gaazzexeessota mootummaa dhugaa jiru gabaasuu yaalan irratti tarkaanfiin fudhatamuu isaa illee dubbatu, Obbo Gabruun. Gaaffii fi deebii guutuu dhaggeeffadhaa. Marsariitiin keenya kan irraa nu dhaggeeffachuu dandeessan.

Gabaasaa Guutuu Armaa Gaditti Caqasaa

http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/content/article/1959382.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

High school student #Samuel ittana from gimbii oromia<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Ethiopia was shot by<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Ethiopia’s federal police while taking part in a peaceful demonstration during #Oromoptotests. Like in the many other similar cases the criminals have not faced justice.” width=”320″ height=”213″ /></div>
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<p>High school student <a class=‪#‎Samuel‬ Ittaana from Gimbii, Oromia was shot by fascist Ethiopia’s federal police  (Agazi) while taking part in a peaceful demonstration during ‪#‎Oromoptotests‬. #FreeOromoStudents     Photo: Mootumaan Ethiopia ykn TPLF, dargagoota egeree boruu ta'an baraachiidhaan, barnoota isaanii irraa arii'uudhaan, qabeenyaa ykn qe'ee isanii irraa ariitee ergaa jettee booda asi deebitee maqaa itti baasitee YA GODANA TADATARI jechuun, dhiiraaf durba otuu hin jennee kan kumaatamatti lakkawaman mataa irraa aaduudhaan gara nanoo Afar keesatti ergitee jirtii. Kunis kan ta'ee filannoo itti aanuu rakkina amma tokko dhufuu danda'u irra hiridhisa kan jedhuu irra kan ka'ee karoorafatanii ta'uu isa beekamee.Dargagoota sodaa irra qaban kuma afurii ta'uun isanii beekamee.

The above picture is  some of the thousands Oromo student youths kidnapped  by  fascist TPLF (Agazi) forces and sent to its  torture camp in Afar state. They are forced to shave and skin heads. The TPLF falsely claimed that they are ‘Godana Tadaadar’ (homeless, street residents). #OromoProtests   #FreeOromoStudents 13th July 2014
Suuraan amma olii kun kan mootumaan Ethiopia ykn TPLF, dargagoota egeree boruu ta’an baraachiidhaan, barnoota isaanii irraa arii’uudhaan, qabeenyaa ykn qe’ee isanii irraa ariitee ergaa jettee booda asi deebitee maqaa itti baasitee ‘Ye Godaana Tadadari’ jechuun, dhiiraaf durba otuu hin jennee kan kumaatamatti lakkawaman mataa irraa aaduudhaan gara nanoo Afar keesatti ergitee jirtii. Kunis kan ta’ee filannoo itti aanuu rakkina amma tokko dhufuu danda’u irra hiridhisa kan jedhuu irra kan ka’ee karoorafatanii ta’uu isa beekamee.Dargagoota sodaa irra qaban kuma afurii ta’uun isanii beekamee. #OromoProtests
 

MORE THAN 3000 SHAVED HEADED OROMO STUDENTS WERE SENT TO AFAR CONCENTRATION CAMP

shaved headedFollowing massive crock-down on Oromo students throughout Oromia, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) regime moved thousands of Oromo students who participated in peaceful protests to various concentration camps. Besides putting those students in extremely dangerous detention centers, the detainees are usually exposed to various kinds of corporal punishments. According to Ethiopian Review report, among Oromo students who were arbitrarily arrested following massive arrest that took place in May this year, around 3000 of them were put to a massive head shaving ritual. The EPRDF regime practiced this kind of cruelty and act of barbarism against Oromo nationalists since it came to power 23 years ago. Prominent Oromo singer and nationalist Ilfinesh Qano is one of those who went through this ugly and inhumane practice of detainees handling. Reports show that more than 30,000 Oromos were rounded up and put in different camps following the demonstration that took place in Ambo, Addis Ababa, Robe, Nakamte and other Oromia cities and villages.

Fetensa Ilu's photo.
Fetensa Ilu's photo.
Mooti mootumma Abdi, Oromo student   and writer (at Walleggaa University, 3rd year Engineering ) kidnapped by Agazi/TPLF force on 14th  July 2014 .
Mootummaan Faashistii Wayyaanee Baratoota Oromoo ukkaamsuu itti fufe. Haaluma kanaan barataa Univarsitii Wallaggaa kan ta’e Mootii Mootummaa Abdii guyyaa har’aa magaalaa Finffinee keessatti human Tikaan ukkamsamee fudhatamuu isaa maddeen ibsanii jiru.#FreeOromoStudents. #OromoProtests
Barataan Yunversitii Wallaggaa Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa fi Mormii Master Pilaanii magaalaa Finfinnee Barattootni Oromoo Yunversitii Wallaggaa geggeessan keessaa harka qabda; kanneen qindeessan keessas jirta jedhamuun mootummaa wayyaaneen barnoota isaa irraa kan ari’ame magaalaa Finfinnee keessaa humnoota tikaa wayyaaneen ukkaamfamee bakki buuteen isaa dhabame. Yunversitii Wallaggaatti barataa Muummee Civil Engineering waggaa 3ffaa kan ta’e barataa Mootii Mootummaa Abdii jedhamu FDG fi mormii master pilaanii magaalaa Finfinnee barattoota Oromoo Yunversitii Wallaggaan geggeeffame keessatti hirmaatteetta; akkasumas kanneen FDG qindeessan keessatti argamta kan jedhuun mootummaan wayyaanee fi ergamtootni isaa dharaan yakkuun barnoota isaatti akka hin deebine murtii ariisaa (dismisal) kan irratti murteessan oggaa ta’u, kunuu isaan gahuu didee, Adoolessa 14,2014 magaalaa Finfinnee naannoo Piyaassaatti guyyaa keessaa sa’aa 12:00 irratti humnootni tikaa sirnichaa ukkaamsanii fudhatuun bakka buutee isaa akka dhabamsiisan beekameera.

Humnootni tikaa sirna wayyaanee barataa Mootii Mootummaa ukkaamsanii fudhatan namoota shan oggaa ta’an, isaan keessaa tokko kana dura magaalaa Ambootti tika wayyaanee kan turee fi yeroo ammaa Adaamaadhaa kan hojjetu nama maqaan isaa Tasfaayee jedhamu ta’uunis barameera. Barataa Mootii Mootummaa Abdii barreessaa kitaaba “Qaroo Dhiiga Boosse” jedhamuu oggaa ta’u, sabboonummaa Oromummaa nama qabu akka ta’es kanneen isa beekan ibsaniiru. Mootummaan wayyaanee akkuma ilmaan Oromoo hedduu ukkaamsee nyaataa turee fi jiru barataa Mootii Mootummaa Abdii irrattis yakka fakkaataa raawwachuun isaa hin oolu kan jedhan hiriyootni isaa, ilmaan Oromoo biyya ambaatti argaman dararaa fi lubbuu ijoollee Oromoo hidhaa keessatti argamanii hambisuuf kanneen mirga dhala namaaf falmanitti iyyachuufii jabeessanii akka itti fufan dhaamsa dabarsaniiru.

Maqaan isaa Waaqjiraa Biraasa jedhama hojiin isaa barsiisaa yoo ta’u sababa sochii /mormii barattoota Oromootiin miidhaan irea gahee hospital Xuqur Anbassaa keessatti argama. Oromo national and teacher Waaqjiraa Biraasaa is in life and death situation after being tortured by Agazi/TPLF. At the time of this posting he is in  Xiqur Ambassa (Black Lion  Hospital), Finfinnee. #OromoProtests. #FreeOromoStudents. 13th July 2014.     qeerroo2 31 Oromo students, under 16 year old teenagers are being tortured by Agazi (TPLF) in jail at Ambo. The National Youth Movement for freedom and Democracy listed (in its 10th July 2014 publication) their names which is in Afaan Oromo  as follows:- Dararamni Oromoo mana hidhaa Wayyaanee keessaa umurii hin filatu Dargaggoonni maqaan isaanii armaa gadi xuqame guyyaa 23/08/2006 (A.L.E) irraa eegalee sababa tokko malee jumulaan walitti qabamanii shakkiidhaan hidhamuu irraan kan ka’e ma/mu/ol/Go/ Sh/Lixaatti akka dhihaatanii fi  himannaan dhiyaate waan hin jirreef jedhee ajajaan akka gadi lakkisaman murteesse. Haa ta’u malee  ajajni mana murtii kun hojii irra ooluu irra umurii daa’imummaan mana hidhaa keessatti dararamaa jirra jechuun ma/mu/waliigalaa Oromiyaatti ol iyyatanii hanga yoonaatti deebii hin arganne. Isaanis;

  1. Shibirree Mokonnon G/Yesus      Umuriin waggaa 15
  2. Misgaanaa Oolgaa Dawoo            umuriin waggaa 16
  3. Alamituu Fayyeraa Baayisaa        umuriin waggaa 16

Haaluma wal fakkaataan namoonni armaa gadii ammoo qabamanii mana qajeelcha poolisaa godinaa irraa gara mana sirreessaa Go/Sh/Lixaatti darbuun himannaa fi murtii tokko malee dararamaa jirani. Sababa kana irraa ka’uun dhimma isaanii hordofachuu akka hin dandeenye ibsachuun nama dhimma isaanii hordofuuf bakka buufachuun ma/mu/walii gala Oromiyaatti iyyatanii hanga yoonaatti deebii sirnaa akka hin arganne maddeen mirkaneessu. Isaan kunis;

  1. Qana’aa Chuuchee Baalchaa
  2. Dhibbaa Tuuttashaa
  3. Caalumaa Simee Qumbii
  4. Abdataa Baatirii Barsiisaa
  5. Qananiisaa Raggaasaa Wayyeessaa
  6. Raffisaa Waaqshumee Dheeressaa
  7. Badhaasaa Sobbooqaa Miidheksaa
  8. Rabbirraa Aroomsaa Gitaa
  9. Guutamaa Disaasaa Fayyee
  10. Gazzaahany Iddoosaa Nugusee
  11. Mazgabuu Takilee Zawudee
  12. Caalaa Maandhessaa Nadhaa
  13. Gaashaaw Qana’aa Damee
  14. Mitikkuu Gammadaa Haroo
  15. Ayyaantuu Margaa Yaalii
  16. Abdii Baddeessaa Dhaabaa
  17. Baruudiin Shariif Ahmad
  18. Kadir Qamar Rashid
  19. Misgaanaa Tarreessaa Tasgaraa
  20. Alamuu Magarsaa Tolasaa
  21. Shunaa Dhugaa Dirribaa
  22. Wabii Xilahun Tafarraa
  23. Lataa Bayyanaa Maammoo
  24. Daani’eel Olaanaa Abdiisaa
  25. Daammanaa Girmaa Bayyanaa
  26. Raajii Baqsuu Yaadatee
  27. Waaqumaa Dhaabaa Dammaa
  28. Dajanee dhugumaa

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/10/dargaggoonni-oromoo-31-umuriin-isaanii-kan-waggaa-16-gadii-mana-hidhaa-amboo-keessatti-dararamaa-akka-jiran-qeerroon-gabaase/   qeerroo2

A Summary of Oromos Killed, Beaten and Detained by the TPLF Armed Forces during the 2014 Oromo Protest Against The Addis Ababa (Finfinne) Master Plan Compiled by: National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy (NYMFD) aka Qeerroo Bilisummaa
July 05, 2014
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Background
It is a well-documented and established fact that the Oromo people in general and Oromo students and youth in particular have been in constant and continuous protest ever since the current TPLF led Ethiopian government came to power. The current protest which started late April 2014 on a large scale in all universities and colleges in Oromia and also spread to several high schools and middle schools begun as opposition to the so called “Integrated Developmental Master Plan” or simply “the Master Plan”. The “Master Plan” was a starter of the protest, not a major cause. The major cause of the youth revolt is opposition to the unjust rule of the Ethiopian regime in general. The main issue is that there is no justice, freedom and democracy in the country. The said Master Plan in particular, would expand the current limits of the capital, Addis Ababa, or “Finfinne” as the Oromos prefer to call it, by 20 folds stretching to tens of Oromian towns surrounding the capital. The Plan is set to legalize eviction of an estimated 2 million Oromo farmers from their ancestral land and sell it to national and transnational investors. For the Oromo, an already oppressed and marginalised nation in that country, the incorporation of those Oromian cities into the capital Addis Ababa means once more a complete eradication of their identity, culture, and language. The official language will eventually be changed to Amharic. Essentially, it is a new form of subjugation and colonization. It was the Oromo university students who saw this danger, realized its far-reaching consequences and lit the torch of protest which eventually engulfed the whole Oromia regional state.For the minority TPLF led Ethiopian regime, who has been already selling large area of land surrounding Addis Ababa even without the existence of the Master Plan, meeting the demands of the protesting Oromo students means losing 1.1 million of hectares of land which the regime planned to sell for a large sum of money. Therefore, the demand of the students and the Oromo people at large is not acceptable to the regime. It has therefore decided to squash the protest with its forces armed to the teeth. The regime ordered its troops to fire live ammunition to defenceless Oromo students at several places: Ambo, Gudar, Robe (Bale), Nekemte, Jimma, Haromaya, Adama, Najjo, Gulliso, Anfillo (Kellem Wollega), Gimbi, Bule Hora (University), to mention a few. Because the government denied access to any independent journalists it is hard to know exactly how many have been killed and how many have been detained and beaten. Simply put, it is too large of a number over a large area of land to enumerate. Children as young as 11 years old have been killed. The number of Oromos killed in Oromia during the current protest is believed to be in hundreds. Tens of thousands have been jailed and an unknown number have been abducted and disappeared. The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa, who has been constantly reporting the human rights abuses of the regime through informants from several parts of Oromia for over a decade, estimates the number of Oromos detained since April 2014 as high as 50, 000In this report we present a list of 61 Oromos that are killed and 903 others that are detained and beaten (or beaten and then detained) during and after the Oromo students protest which begun in April 2014 and which we managed to collect and compile. The information we obtain so far indicates those detained are still in jail and still under torture. Figure 1 below shows the number of Oromos killed from different zones of Oromia included in this report. Figure 2 shows the number of Oromos detained and reportedly facing torture. It has to be noted that this number is only a small fraction of the widespread killings and arrest of Oromos carried out by the regime in Oromia regional state since April 2014 to date. Our Data Collection Team is operating in the region under tight and risky security conditions not to consider lack of logistic, financial and man power to carry the data collection over the vast region of Oromia.

 https://oromiaeconomist.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/a-summary-of-oromos-killed-beaten-and-detained-by-the-tplf-armed-forces-during-the-2014-oromo-protest-against-the-addis-ababa-finfinne-master-plan/

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#OromoProtests: IOYA Appeal

IOYA_Logo June 29, 2014 Dear Sir/Madam: We are reaching out to you as the Board of Officers of the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) whose nation is in turmoil back in Oromia, Ethiopia. Recently, Oromo students have been protesting against the new Addis Ababa “Integrated Master Plan” which aims at incorporating smaller towns surrounding Addis Ababa for the convenience of vacating land for investors by displacing millions of Oromo farmers. As a political move, this will essentially result in the displacement of the indigenous peoples and their families. Oromo farmers will be dispossessed of their land and their survival both economic and cultural terms will be threatened. The Oromos strongly believe that this plan will expose their natural environment to risk, threaten their economic means of livelihood (subsistence farming), and violate their constitutional rights. The Ethiopian government is executing its political agenda of progressive marginalization of the Oromo people from matters that concern them both in the Addis Ababa city and the wider Oromia region. The master plan is an unconstitutional change of the territorial expansion over which the city administration has a jurisdiction. The government justifies the move in the name of enhancing the development of the city and facilitating economic growth. The justification is merely a tactical move masked for the governments continued abuse of human rights of the Oromo people. While the Oromos understand that Addis Ababa itself is an Oromo city that serves as the capital of the federal government, they also consider this move as an encroachment on the jurisdiction and borders of the state of Oromia. The protesters peacefully demonstrated against this move. University students and residents have been in opposition to the plan, but their struggle has been met by a brutal repression in the hands of the military police (famously known as the Agazi). It has been reported that shootings, arrests, and imprisonments are becoming rampant. It is also reported that the death toll is increasing by the hour. Recently, sources indicate that over 80 people have been shot dead, others severally injured and thousands arrested. In addition, Oromo students have been protesting peacefully for over three weeks now, despite mass killings and arrests by Ethiopian security forces. University and high school students from more than ten universities have been engaging in the Oromo protests. The peaceful rally has now spread across the whole country and is expected to continue until the Ethiopian government refrains from incorporating over 36 surrounding smaller towns into Addis Ababa. It is stated to be displacing an estimate of 6.6 million people and violating constitutional rights of regional states. As an organization subscribing to broader democratic engagement of the Oromo youth, we oppose the brutal violence that the Ethiopian government is meting out on innocent, unarmed young students who are peacefully protesting. As leaders of the Oromo community, we support and stand in solidarity with Oromo protests in Ethiopia. The human rights volitions being carried out by the Ethiopian government against innocent students are unacceptable. Continuous assaults, tortures, and killings of innocent civilians must be stopped. We urge you to join us in denouncing these inhumane and cruel activities carried out by the Ethiopian government. We believe it is imperative that the international community raise its voice and take action to stop the ongoing atrocities that are wreaking havoc to families and communities in the Oromia region. We urgently request that such actions be taken in an attempt to pressure the Ethiopian government to stop terrorizing and killing peaceful protesters:

  • The US government and other International organizations should condemn the Ethiopian government’s brutal action taken on unarmed innocent civilians. Furthermore, we demand over 30,000 innocent protesters to be released from prisons, as they will be subjected to torture and ill treatment.
  • The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is currently terrorizing its own electorates/nation. Under the law of R2P in the UN constitution, the international community is obliged to protect a nation that is being terrorized by its own government and EPRDF should be taken accountable.
  • We demand Ethiopia to be expelled from any regional and international cooperation including and not limited to AU and UN for its previous and current human rights violations. The International community should stop providing support in the name of AID and development to Ethiopia as it is violating the fundamental and basic needs of its nation.
  • The Ethiopian government should be stopped on immediate effect; its forceful displacement of the indigenous peoples across Ethiopia is unjust and unconstitutional. We ask the United States, European Union, and the United Nations to stand in solidarity with peaceful student protesters who are condemning such injustice.
  • The onus is on the international community to act in favor of the innocent and civilian populace that is seeking its fundamental right. Punitive actions towards this government should be taken for cracking down on freedom of expression and other democratic rights being expressed by its citizens.

We believe it is in the interest of our common humanity to take responsibility, to pay attention to this problem, to witness the plight of the voiceless victims, and to raise concerns to the Ethiopian government so it can desist from its brutal acts of repression. We count on your solidarity to help the Oromo youth be spared from arbitrary arrest, incarceration, and shootings. Yours Respectfully, International Oromo Youth Association http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/oromoprotests-ioya-appeal/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E31gqU_fbpM     Abdi Kamal Mussa is Oromo political prisoner kept in Dire Dawa. He graduated from Dire Dawa Universityin 2013 and was working at Ethiopian Commercial Bank, Jigjiga branch. He was arrested in May 2014 on bogus accusation of providing financial support to the student protesters. He is languishing in the gulag without any charge and legal representation. #OrmoProtests #FreeOromoStudents     Photo: LOOK AT ME CAREFULY<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
My name is Wabi Tilahun. I was born in Limu , East Wallaga, Oromia, Ethiopia. I was a second year student (Afaan Oromo major) at Ambo University. I am also the author of  ‘HIDHAA HIN HIIKAMNE,’ a recent book written in Afaan Oromo.  I was abducted by Ethiopian security forces right after I participated in the peaceful demonstration held in Ambo in  April.   Only my abductors know where I am or even whether I am dead or alive.  There are thousands of young Oromos like me.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Maqaan isaa Alamaayyoo Dassaalee Kumii ( miidiyaa hawaasaa barruu fuula duraa ykn facebook kana irratti Sabom Alekso Desale) jedhama. Dhalatee kan guddate godina Wallagga Bahaa aanaa Kiiramuutti. Barnoota sadarkaa ol’aanaa kan hordofes Naqamtee Kolleejjii ASK jedhamutti. Magaala Naqamtee yeroo turetti gama sochii jabeenya qaamaatiinis gurbaa sadarkaa guddaarra ga’edha. Si’ana oguma barsiisummaa ittiin leenji’een hawaasa leenji’eef tajaajiluuf Godina Addaa Saba Oromoo kan taate Kamisee, aanaa Dawwee Haarawaatti argama. Saabom Alamaayyoon yeroo hojii idilee isaarraa ba’utti boqonnaa malee dargaggoota magaalaa Booraatti argaman sochii jabeenya qaamaa fi gorsa naamusaa kennuufiin nama jaalalaa fi kabajaa guddaa argateerudha. Hawaasa oromoo magaala Booraa (magaala guddoo aanaa Dawwee Haarawaa) fudhatama argachuun sabboonaa kanaa kan isaan yaaddesse jala adeemtotni wayyaanee aanichaaf amanamoodha jedhaman hinaaffaa fi sodaa guddaa keessa waan isaan galcheef, haal duree tokko malee Oromummaa isaa qofaan yakkuudhaan Waxabajji 20, 2014 guyyaa keessaa naannoo sa’a 4:00 harka,ijaa fi miila isaa xaxuudhaan: ati ABO waliin hidhata qabda, haasawaa ABO’n wal qabatu yoo haasofte malee uummanni akkamiin akkas si sifeeffate, Hiriyoota kee si waliin ABO deeggaran eeri…fi gaaffilee inni sammuu keessaa hin qabneen jaanjessanii eeyyama tokko malee mana jireenya isaa erga sakatta’anii booda mana hidhaatti darbataniiru. Wanti guddaan akka namummaatti nama gaddisiisu garuu ilmi namaa yakka tokko malee, biyya namni jiru keessatti guyyaadhaan dirree irratti ija raramee yommuu dhiittaan mirga namoomaa daangaa darbe akkanaa irratti raawwatamu birmataan tokkollee dhibuu isaati. Namoonni sobaan balaaloo hammanaa irratti xaxanis kanneen akka Habtaamuu Calqaa (hojjetaa mana maree aanichaa) fi Jamaal ( itti gaafatamaa mana maree aanaa Dawwee Haarawaa) ta’uutu bira gahame. Yeroo ammaa kanatti bakkuuteen isaas akka dhabame hiriyyootni isaa soorata geessuuf barbaadan hadheessanii dubbataa kan jiran yommuu ta’u, maatiin isaas eessa buutee ilma isaanii dhabanii burjaaja’aa jiru. #OromoProtests

The following are photographs and backgrounds of 5 students abducted from Madda Walabu University. #OromoProtests
Diina Diig Dureesso's photo.
Jeylan Ahmed Mohammed West Hararghe, Abro Disttict, Haji Musa Vilage,  Tourism Management majorn Class 2014
Diina Diig Dureesso's photo.
Diribe Kumarra Taasisaa, Kellem Wollega, Laloo Qilee District, Bilee Buubaa Village, Class 2014
Diina Diig Dureesso's photo.
Haile Dhaba Danboba, South west Shewa Dawoo District, Busaa 01 kebele, Economics, Class 2014,
Diina Diig Dureesso's photo.
Leenco Fixa Soboqa South West Shewa, Sadeen Soddoo District. Tolee Dalotaa Village, Water Engineering major 2nd year

Twenty Ethiopia state journalists dismissed, in hiding

“If they cannot indoctrinate you into their thinking, they fire you,” said one former staff member of the state-run Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO), who was dismissed from work last month after six years of service. “Now we are in hiding since we fear they will find excuses to arrest us soon,” the journalist, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal, told CPJ.

On June 25, 20 journalists from the state broadcaster in Oromia, the largest state in terms of area and population in Ethiopia, were denied entry to their station’s headquarters, according to news reports. No letters of termination or explanations were presented, local journalists told CPJ; ORTO’s management simply said the dismissals were orders given by the government. “Apparently this has become common practice when firing state employees in connection with politics,” U.S.-based Ethiopian researcher Jawar Mohammed said in an email to CPJ. “The government seems to want to leave no documented trace.”  Read more @http://www.cpj.org/blog/2014/07/twenty-ethiopia-state-journalists-dismissed-in-hid.php

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STATE FIRES 20 JOURNALISTS FOR “NARROW POLITICAL VIEWS”

Reporters Without Borders condemns last week’s politically-motivated dismissal of 20 journalists from Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO), the main state-owned broadcaster in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest regional State.The 20 journalists were denied entry to ORTO headquarter on 25 June and were effectively dismissed without any explanations other than their alleged “narrow political views,” an assessment the management reached at the end of a workshop for journalists and regional government officials that included discussions on the controversial Master Plan of Addis that many activists believe is aimed at incorporating parts of Oromia into the federal city of Addis Ababa.The journalists had reportedly expressed their disagreement with the violence used by the police in May to disperse student protests against the plan, resulting in many deaths.It is not yet clear whether the journalists may also be subjected to other administrative or judicial proceedings.“How can you fire journalists for their political views?” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “The government must provide proper reasons for such a dismissal. Does it mean that Ethiopia has officially criminalized political opinion ?“In our view, this development must be seen as an attempt by the authorities to marginalize and supress all potential critiques ahead of the national elections scheduled for 2015 in Ethiopia. These journalists must be allowed to return to work and must not be subjected to any threats or obstruction.”Ethiopia is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.http://www.siitube.com/articles/state-broadcaster-fires-20-journalists-for-“narrow-political-views”_293.html

Up to 20 journalists reportedly fired from Ethiopian broadcaster

Ethiopian state broadcaster’s alleged dismissal of reporters prompts questions over press freedom.

Ethiopia’s state-run Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO) allegedly sacked(link is external) up to 20 journalists on June 25. Neither the station nor the government has given reasons for the reported firings, but Reporters Without Borders said(link is external) ORTO management found the reporters had “narrow political views”.

#OromoProtests-  (Vancouver Canada, 26th June 2014)    Amnesty International Human Right against torture awarness public forum. Discussing forum on Oromo students tortured & killed by Ethiopian government  because of questioning their   constitutional rights.

Manni Murtii Godina Jimmaa Dhaddacha Waxabajjii 26,2014 oleen Barattoota Oromoo 5 Irratti Barruulee Warraaqsaa Maxxansitan Sababa Jedhuun Murtoo Dabarse.

diddaa barattootaGabaasaa; Waxabajjii 26,2014 Godina Jimmaatti barattootni Oromoo Kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa irraa utuu barachaa jiranii FDG qindeessitaniittuu fi barruulee warraaqsaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa jedhuun facaafataniittu , barattoota Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa waliin tahuun barruu warraqsaa waajiroota mootummaa fi bakkoota buufata konkolaataa akkasumas manneen nagadaa biratti uumataaf raabsitanii jirtu ,FDG gaggeessitan himata jedhuun fi mootummaa humnaan fonqolchuuf yaalii gootan jechuun himataman Shan(5) keessa manni murtii Godina Jimmaa dhaddacha Waxabajjii 26,2014 oleen sadii bilisaan; lama immoo adabbii mallaqaa fi to’annoo akeekkachiisan gadi lakkisee jira.
1ffaa Barataa Guddisaa Cimdeessaa barataa Siviikii Waggaa 2ffaa bilisaan gadhifame
2ffaa barattuu Jirranuus Badhaasaa barattuu sportii waggaa 2ffaa bilisaan gadhiifamte.
3ffaa barataa Umar Roobaa barata chemistry waggaa 2ffaa bilisaan gadhiifame
4ffaa barataa Asaffaa Dhugumaa barataa Chemistry waggaa 2ffaa adabbii qarshii 300 adabamee;of eggannoo waggaa shaniif itti kenname jira
5ffaa, barataa Seefuu Hayilee barataa Geography waggaa 2ffaa adabbii qarshii 300 adabamee of eeggannoon waggaa lamaaf itti kennamee jira.
Haala kanaan ilmaan Oromoo ilmaan qotee bulaa sirna faahistii TPLF/ERDF./OPDO’n dararan nurratti jabaatuus kayyoo keenyaaf duubatti hin deebinu, Qeerroon bilisummaa Oromoo kaayyoo fi qakeeka bilisummaa Oromoo galmaan ga’uuf  sochii qinda’aa fi milkii qabeessa hoggansa isaa dhiha Oromiyaa keessa gochuun ilmaan Oromoo walitti qindeessee qabsoo finiinsa jiru injifannoo boonsa fi cululuqaa galmeessuu irratti argama.uummaanni Oromoo bakka jirtan hundaa nu cina dhaabbatee mirga isaa kabachiifachuu qaba jechuun dhaamsa dabarsani jiru.

52 ‪students‬ called before the disciplinary committee of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) ‪University‬

The TPLF  listed the following students from Finfinnee ( Addis Ababa) University to be  Punnished for being in peaceful Oromo students rally:

18 journalists of Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO) have been fired

18 journalists of Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO) have been fired. The journalists say they received no prior notice and learned of their fate this morning when security prevented them from entering the station’s compound located in Adama. Members of the management informed the journalists that they cannot help them as decision terminate their employment and the list of names came from the federal government. This firing follows a 20 day reindoctrination seminar given to journalists and reporters of the ORTO and workers of the region’s communication bureau.Main agenda’s for the seminar were the ongoing #OromoProtests and the upcoming election. Speakers at the seminar included Bereket Simon, Waldu Yemasel ( Director of Fana broadcasting), Abreham Nuguse Woldehana and Zelalem Jemaneh.http://www.siitube.com/articles/17-journalists-of-oromia-radio-and-television-organization-orto-have-been-fired_253.html

New CJR Issue On June 25, when 18 journalists from Ethiopia’s state-run Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO) arrived to start their scheduled shifts, they learned their employment had been terminated “with orders from the higher ups.” The quiet dismissal of some 10 percent of the station’s journalists underscores the country’s further descent into total media blackout. The firing of dissenting journalists is hardly surprising; the ruling party controls almost all television and radio stations in the country. Most diaspora-based critical blogs and websites are blocked. Dubbed one of the enemies of the press, Ethiopia currently imprisons at least 17 journalists and bloggers. On April 26, only days before US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the capital, Addis Ababa, authorities arrested six bloggers and three journalists on charges of working with foreign rights groups and plotting to incite violence using social media. Reports on the immediate cause of the latest purge itself are mixed. But several activist blogs noted that a handful of the dismissed journalists have been irate over the government’s decision not to cover the recent Oromo student protests. An Ethiopia-based journalist, who asked not to be named due to fear of repercussions, said the 18 reporters were let go after weeks of an indoctrination campaign in the name of “gimgama” (reevaluation) failed to quiet the journalists. The campaign began earlier this month when a meeting was called in Adama, where ORTO is headquartered, to “reindoctrinate” the journalists there into what is sometimes mockingly called “developmental journalism,” which tows government lines on politics and human rights. The journalists reportedly voiced grievances about decisions to ignore widespread civic upheavals while devoting much of the network’s coverage to stories about lackluster state development. Still, although unprecedented, the biggest tragedy is not the termination of these journalists’ positions. Ethiopia already jails more journalists than any other African nation except neighboring Eritrea. The real tragedy is that the Oromo, Ethiopia’s single largest constituency (nearly half of Ethiopia’s 92 million people) lack a single independent media outlet on any platform. The reports of the firings come on the heels of months of anti-government protests by students around the country’s largest state, Oromia. Starting in mid-April, students at various colleges around the country took to the streets to protest what they saw as unconstitutional encroachment by federal authorities on the sovereignty of the state of Oromia, which according to a proposed plan would annex a large chunk of its territory to the federal capital—which is also supposed to double as Oromia’s capital. Authorities fear that an increasingly assertive Oromo nationalism is threatening to spin out of state control, and see journalists as the spear of a generation coming of age since the current Ethiopian regime came to power in 1991. To the surprise of many, the first reports of opposition to the city’s plan came from ORTO’s flagship television network, the TV Oromiyaa (TVO). A week before the protests began, in a rare sign of dissent, journalist Bira Legesse, one of those fired this week, ran a short segment where party members criticized the so-called Addis Ababa master plan. Authorities saw the coverage as a tacit approval for public displeasure with the plan and, therefore, an indirect rebuke of the hastily put-together campaign to sell the merits of the master plan to an already skeptical audience. But once the protests began, culminating in the killings of more than a dozen students in clashes with the police and the detentions and maimings of hundreds of protesters, TVO went mute, aside from reading out approved police bulletins. This did not sit well with the journalists, leading to the indoctrination campaign which, according to one participant, ended without any resolution. – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/ethiopia_cans_18_journalists.php#sthash.ewAVFyXB.dpuf   Dhaabbanni Raadiyoofi Televiziyoonii Oromiyaa kaleessa jechuun Roobii 25/6/2014 gaazexeessitoota Oromoo ta’an 18  balleessaa tokko malee hojiirraa dhaabuusaa gabaafame.Dhaabbinni Woyyaaneen maqaa Oromootiin Adaamatti banatte-Dhaabbanni Raadiyoofi Televiziyoonii Oromiyaa ilmaan Oromoo 18 kaleessaa kaasee baleessaafi sababa tokko malee hojiirraa dhaabee jira. Odeeffannoo hanga ammaa qabnuun maqaan gaazexeessitootaa 18 nu gahee jira. 1. Birraa Laggasaa-dubbisaa oduu afaan Oromoo 2. Abdisaa Fufaa-qopheessaa qophii dokumentarii 3. Olaansaa Waaqumaa-qopheessaa qophii barnootaa 4. Obsee Kaasahun-oduu dubbistuuf dhiheessituu qophii bohaartii 5. Abdii Gadaa-qopheessaa qophii dargaggootaa 6. Baqqalaa Atoomaa-reppoortera afaan Oromoofi English 7. Zallaqaa Oljiraa-qopheessaafi repportera 8. Kabbaboo Ibsaa-qopheessaa oduufi sagantaa afaan Oromoo 9. Ayyaanaa Cimdeessaa-qopheessaa qophii gola Oromiyaa 10. Yusuuf Warqasaa-qopheessaa qophiilee afaan, aadaafi tuurizimii 11. Izqeel Argaw- qopheessaa qophii barnootaa 12. Margaa Angaasuu-qopheessaa qophii ispoortii 13. Zallaqaa Oljiraa-qopheessaa qophii ‘haloo doktaraa’ 14. Xilahun Magarsaa – rippoortara website dhaabbata sanii 15. Liisaanewok Moges- qopheessaa sagantaa Afaan Oromoofi Amaaraa 16. Addis Tegeny- rippoortara afaan Amaaraa 17. Hamzaa Hussien- ripportara Afaan Oromoofi English 18.Bosonaa Dheeressaa-qopheessaafi gulaala oduu afaan Oromoo

#OromoProtests: U.S. Senators Say Ethiopian Govt’s Respect of All Ethnic Groups’ Human Rights Must Be Central to the U.S.-Ethiopia Relationship

USSenators_Minnesota2014 Photos: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (L) and Sen. Al Franken (R) of Minnesota Two more U.S. Senators, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, to express concerns about the Ethiopian government’s human rights violations, particularly the Ethiopian government’s recent acts of violence against Oromo peaceful demonstrators in Oromia. In the letter, the U.S. Senators urged the U.S. State Department to make the “respect for the rule of law and human rights in Ethiopian government’s treatment of all ethnic groups” central to the U.S.-Ethiopia relationship. It’s to be noted that U.S. Senators from the State of Washington, Sen. Maria Cantwell and Sen. Patty Murray, also wrote a letter earlier in June – expressing their concern about the Ethiopian government’s acts of violence against Oromo peaceful demonstrators. http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/24/oromoprotests-u-s-senators-say-ethiopian-govts-respect-of-all-ethnic-groups-human-rights-must-be-central-to-the-u-s-ethiopia-relationship/

HRLHA on Ethiopia: Gross Violations of Human Rights and an Intractable Conflict

The following is a report presented by Mr. Garoma B. Wakessa, Executive Director of the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA), at the 26th Session of United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Palais des Nations, on June 19, 2014.http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/06/hrlha-on-ethiopia-gross-violations-of-human-rights-and-an-intractable-conflict/ ——————– Gadaa.com Ethiopia: Gross Violations of Human Rights and an Intractable Conflict Introduction: It is common in democratic countries around the world for people to express their grievances/ dissatisfaction and complaints against their governments by peaceful demonstrations and assemblies. When such nonviolent civil rallies take place, it should always be the state’s responsibility to respect and guard their citizens’ freedom to peacefully assemble and demonstrate. These responsibilities should apply even during times of political protests, when a state’s own power is questioned, challenged, or perhaps undermined by assemblies of citizens practicing in nonviolent resistance. If a government responds to peaceful protests improperly, a peaceful protest might lead to a violent protest- that could then become an intractable conflict. Government agents, most of all the police, must respect the local and international standards of democratic rights of the citizens during peaceful assemblies or demonstrations. Read the Full Report   http://gadaa.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HRLHA_June2014.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lly1seev3Q #Oromo Protests- Jen & Josh (Ijoollee Amboo) witnessed the cruelties of TPLF/ Agazi forces against peaceful Oromo students and civilians in Ambo, Oromia.  Jen & Josh are USA Citizens and the peace volunteers who were in Ambo (Oromia) during  the massacre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=UU57ZgbBOo7YM6H58MtOIGbQ&v=szt2eSZVohQ Speech on  by Hon. Anthony Byrne, Member of the Australian Parliament. Federal Member for Holt, Australia, on #OromoProtests, 18th June 2014      

UNPO Condemns Recent Crackdown of Oromo Student Protests by Ethiopian Government

Following last month’s violent answer of the Ethiopian armed forces against peaceful protesters in Oromia, UNPO expresses its support to the victims’ families. Urgent attention from the international community to the situation of the Oromo people in Ethiopia is required. Over the course of the month of May, students in Oromia have been facing harsh repression by Ethiopia’s authorities. The peaceful student protests against the government’s planned education reforms, were met by excessive violence, causing the death of approximately 30 students and teachers. Reportedly, the youngest victim was only 11 years old. Ever since, international outrage spread, and in many cities solidarity protests were held. The Ethiopian Government has denied any responsibility, and is exercising a strict control over the local media. By staging the protests, the students wanted to express their concern about the government’s project to expand the municipal boundaries of the capital city, Addis Ababa. This would imply that the Oromo students’ communities, currently under regional jurisdiction, would no longer be managed by the Oromia Regional State. In addition, the reform would include the displacement of Oromo farmers and residents. Considering their vulnerable status in Ethiopian society, this would make the situation for Oromo individuals even worse than it already is. The discrepancy between the nature of the protests and the Ethiopian authorities’ reaction is extremely alarming, and gives further evidence of the human rights abuses to which the Oromo community is systematically subjected in Ethiopia. The Oromo suffer from severe discrimination, not only in terms of freedom of expression, as was the case in these recent events, but also in terms of basic human rights, cultural expression, socio-economic conditions and political representation. Housing development in Ethiopia regularly happens at the expense of Oromo farmers, who are forced to give up their lands, with insufficient or no financial compensation in return. These acts of forced removal or land grabbing are mostly achieved through violent attacks and killings. Over the past few years, many reports stated that Oromo individuals had been killed by the Ethiopian Special Police Forces, including women and children. According to a recent report published in 2013 by Human Rights Watch, numerous Oromo political prisoners were tortured and executed in secret prisons in Oromia and Ethiopia. UNPO strongly condemns the crackdown on the Oromo community and urges that those responsible are held accountable. UNPO furthermore calls on the Ethiopian government to stop violating the fundamental human rights of its citizens, and to respect and abide by the international conventions it signed and ratified.  http://www.unpo.org/article/17246 – See more at: http://www.unpo.org/article/17246#sthash.Op7f2o5F.dpuf     Oromo youth Galanaa  Nadhaa murdered by TPLF/Agazi.   Waxabajjii 23/2014 Sirni Awwalcha Gooticha Sabboonaa Oromoo dargaggoo Galanaa Nadhaa guyyaa har’a ganda dhaloota isaa Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Tokkee Kuttaayee ganda qonnaan bulaa Tokkee Konbolchaatti bakka uummaanni Oromoo Godinotaa fi aanaawwaaan garaagaraa irra irraatti argamanitti gaggeeffama jira. keessattuu uummaanni aanaawwaan kanneen akka Aanaa Amboo, Gudar, Xiiqur Incinnii, Tokkee kuttaayee, Calliyaa Geedoo, Midaa Qanyii ,Shanaan, Finfinnee, fi bakkota hedduu irra uummaatni Oromoo tilmaamaan 3000 olitti lakka’amu irratti argamuun gaddaa guddaa sabboonaa Oromoo kana ibsachuun Dhaadannoo, eessaan dhaqxu sabboonaa Oromoo isa bilisummaa keenyaaf falmuu, Goota Oromoo mucaa dandeetii fi sabboonummaan nama boonsuu Galaanaa Nadhaa jechuun uummaanni haal;a ulfataa ta’een gaddee, jira. Qeerroowwan sabboontotni Oromoo sirna awwaalchaa kanarratti argamuun gumaan ilmaan Oromoo hin haftu, gumaa Galaanaa Nadhaa ni baasna, qabsoo goototni ilmaan Oromoo irraatti wareegamaan galmaan ga’uuf kutannoon qabsoofnaa, Wareegama ilmaan isheetiin Oromiyaan ni bilisoomti, Mootummaan wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO’n seeraatti dhiyaachuu qabu jechuun yeroo amma kanatti dhaadannoo dhageesisaa jiru. ummaanni Fardeen fe’atee dhaadannoo akkam jabaa ta’ee fi dheekkamsaan guutame dhageesisaa jira, kanneen kaan garaftuudhaan of reebuun hanga of dhiigsanitti gaddaa guddaa isanitti dhaga’amee fi roorroo garbummaa uummata irraa jiru ibsacha jiru.http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/23/sirni-awwalcha-sabboonaa-dargaggoo-oromoo-galaanaa-nadhaa-haala-hoaa-taeen-gaggeeffamaa-jira/ Galaanaan Nadhaa abbaa isaa obbo Nadhaa cawwaaqaa fi haadha isaa aadde Geexee Haacaaluu irraa godina lixa shawaatti bara 1972 ALH tti dhalate.Umuriin isaa wayita barnootaaf gahu mana barumsa baabbichaa sadarkaa lammaffaatti kuyaa tokkoo hanga sadii barate.kutaa 4 hanga 8 mana barumsaa tokkeetti barachuun qabxii gaarii fidee mana barumsaa Amboo sadarkaa lammaffaatti barnoota isaa kutaa saglaffaa itti fufe.Galaanaan nama sabboonummaa orommummaa qabuu fi qalqixxummaa dhala namaatti nama amanu ture.Galaannaan rakkina saba oromoof furmaanni qabsoo gochuu qofa jedhee amana.kanaafis gummaacha isarraa eegamu bahaa ture.bara 1992 yeroo bosonni baalee gubate barattoota oromoo adda dureen mormii dhageessisan keessaa tokko ture.mormii inni dhageessiseefis diinni qabee mana hidhaatti dararaa hangana hin jedhamne irraan gahe.haa ta’uu garuu Galaanaan nama doorsisa diinaaf jilbeeffatu hin turre.Jireenyi isaa qabsoo ture.Bara 1994 yeroo FDG oromiyaa keesssa deemaa ture Galaanaan ammas qooda lammummaa bahu irraa of hin qusanne.ammas diinni qabee mana hidhaa galche..Galaanaan bara kutaa 12 qorame ture mana hidhaa taa’ee.qabxii olaanaa fiduun yunivarsiitii maqaleetti ramadame.Achitti balaa dhibee waggaa kudha tokkof isa gidirseef saaxilame. kunis gochaa ilmaan tigireeti.Galaanaan waggaa kudha tokkoof erga dhukkubsatee booda sanbata darbe addunyaa kanarraa du’aan boqote.sirni awwaalcha isaa guyyaa har’aa bakka uummanni oromoo bal’aan argametti har’aa magaala tokkee bataskaana mikaa’el jedhamutti raawwatame.qabsaa’aan kufus qabsoon itti fufa!!!! IUOf!!!!!!!!!.     ‘My name is Hambaasan Gudisaa. I was born in Gincii, West Showa, Oromia, Ethiopia. I was a third year student (Afaan Oromo major) at Addis Ababa University. I am the author of ‘AMARTII IMAANAA,’ a recent book written in Afaan Oromo. I was abducted from the university library by Ethiopian security forces on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Only my abductors know where I am or even whether I am dead or alive. There are thousands of young Oromos like me.  Remember us in your prayers!’ #OromoProtests      

Oromo Geologist Takilu Bulcha kidnapped by TPLF/Agazi security forces and his where about is unknown
Maqaan isaa Takiluu Bulchaa jedhama. Maqaa addaa Bokkaa jedhamuun beekama. Bakki dhaloota isaa Magaalaa Najjooti. Yuunivarsiitii FINFINNEE kiiloo 4 Muummee Geology/Earth Science kan seene ALI tti bara 1992 ture. Haa ta’u malee Gidiraama Wayyaaneen irraan ga’aa turteen barumsa isaa addaan kutee Jooraa turee waggaa Muraasaafis mana hidhaa Qaallittii keessa turee erga ba’ee booda, bara 2003 ALItti Mooraatti deebi’ee. Bara 2005 ALItti Eebbifamee ba’uudhaan Ji’a 3 project Gibe III keessa erga hojjetee booda, deebi’ee Ministeera Albuudaa Kan Magaalaa Finfinnee Naannoo Magganaanyaa Shoolaatti argamu keessa dorgomee gale. Kanaan booda Achi keessa naannoo ji’a 6tiif dalageera. Osoo kanaan jiruu Fiildiitiif ergamee Naannoo uummata Kibbaa keessa Ji’a 3′f dalagaa turee Gara Finfinneetti akkuma deebi’een Guyyaa 2 erga bulee booda dhabamsiisani. Hiriyaa fi maatiin issa iraa akka baree innii galuu dhabnan itii bilbilaa isaas yaalaanii dadhabuu issani nu ibsaan. Hiriyyoota isa waliin hojjetani ijoollee Habashaa tokko gaafatanii akka inni dalagaarra hin jirre tahuu issa baraan.Gaafa June 04-2014 iraa jalqabee ykn san duraas tahuu mala kan dhabamuu issa bekkamee duubaa yaa oromoo.

 

Wallagga Anfilloo Keessaa Qonnaan Bultooti Oromoo 26 fi Jiraattoti Kaan Waraana Agaaziin Ukkamfaman

Gabaasa Qeerroo magaala Dambi Dolloo irra Waxabajjii 19  (19th June) 2014
Kanaan dura yeroodhaa yerootti diddaa uummanni Oromoo Wallagga, Qellem Anfilloon taasisaniin walitti bu’iinsi loltoota Wayyaanee waliin ta’een gaaga’ami hedduun ta’eera. Yeroo ammaa kanas FDG itti fufee qonnaan bultooti Oromoo naannoo Anfilloo Muggii diddaa mirga abbaa biyyummaa fi qabeenyaa itti fufuu irraan gariin torbaa lama dura gariin ammoo Waxabajjii 19,2014 loltooti Agaazii gandoota qonnaan bulaa keessa deemuun namoota 26 mana hidhaa keessatti akka uggure gabaasi Qeerroo D.Doolloo irraa nu gahe addeessa.
Kanneen kunis:
1.Barsiisaa Laggasee Rufii
2.Kiflee Jigsaa-Ogeessa fayyaati, namni kuni humna waraana wayyaanee mana jireenya isaa cabsanii mana isaa keessatti erga reebanii booda gara manahidhaatti geessan.
3.Mitikuu Ittaana-Qote Bulaa
4.Isaayyas Bulchaa-Qote Bulaa
5.Taammiruu Tarfaa-Qote Bulaa
6.Yoohannis Aseffaa-Qote Bulaa
7.Kumarraa Waaqjiraa-Qote Bulaa
8.Birhaanuu Tarfaaa-Qote Bulaa
9.Malkaanuu Geetachoo-Qote Bulaa
10.Galahuun Leencaa
11.Tasfaayee Fiqaduu-Barsiisaa
12.Abiyoot Ayyaanaa-Qote Bulaa
13.Asheetuu Dhinaa-Qote Bulaa
14.Dabalaa Waaqjiraa-Qote Bulaa
15.Lammaa Dureessaa-Qote Bulaa
16.Charuu Tashoomee-Barataa
17.Addisuu Iddoosaa-Barataa
18.Maaruu Baajisaa-Qote Bulaa
19.Nagaash Gonjjoraa-Qote Bulaa
20.Misgaanuu Wandimmuu
21.Zelaale Dingataa-Qote Bulaa
22.Masfin Ofgaa-Qote Bulaa
23.Nagaasaa Yaadasaa-Qote Bulaa
24.Boshaa Baqqaabil-Qote Bulaa
25.Dawit Mitikkuu-Barataa
26.Ayyanaa Ittafaa-Qote Bulaa
Isaan kana keessaa gariin isaanii  torbeewwan lamaa ol mana hidhaa keessatti humna waraana Wayyaaneetiin dararfmaa akka jiran Qeerroon gabaasee jira, gariin isaanii Waxabajjii 19,2014 akka qabaman addeessa.

#Oromoprotests+ 20 June 2014 8 senior year Oromo students suspended for a year from Ambo University. They are accused of being leaders of ‪#‎OromoProtests‬. Below is list of these students and a sample letter posted on campus notifying students about the decision. 1.Bikila Galmessa 2.Morka Keneni 3.Awal Mohammed 4.Usma’il Mitiku 5.Fayisa Bekele 6.Yonas Alemu Ragassa 7.Hundessaa Abara 8.Tamirat Aga

OPINIONS

Aftenbladet

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  • The farmers from the Oromo people around the capital Addis Ababa in Ethiopia losing livelihood and their culture when the government is now giving their land to foreign companies that want to invest in industry and other sectors, writes Badilu Abanesha.

Stop the plunder of the Oromo people

Millions of Oromo farmers in Ethiopia are being displaced without receiving compensation for the land they lose.Protests are brutally faced with violence, torture and murder.

Oromo are being deprived of their land and their ability to survive financially, and their culture is threatened. This happens at the boundaries of the capital Addis Ababa is substantially extended. Large areas are being given to foreign companies to establish manufacturing and service sectors at the farmers’ fields and orchards. The traditional inhabitants are losing their own food and are left to fend for themselves. If the government plan is completed, approx. 6.6 million people being driven from their homes without compensation.

Over 100 killed

There have been peaceful protests against these plans all over Oromia.Students at ten universities and large groups of people have protested against the plans, but their peaceful struggle has been met by brutal military police. There have been reports of shooting, detention and torture. Death toll rises with every passing day. Via various sources it has emerged that over 100 people have been shot and killed, while others are badly injured and thousands have been arrested. Oromo students have protested peacefully for over a month now, despite the killings and arrests by Ethiopian security forces. Oromo are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group with over a third of the country’s population. They have traditionally been oppressed by Amhara and tigreanere, which has been the dominant, state income and country’s leading ethnic groups in Ethiopia.

Stop remittances

The Norwegian people, the Norwegian government and other international organizations should condemn the Ethiopian government’s brutal attack on unarmed innocent civilians. We demand that the detainees will not be subjected to torture and ill-treatment. We require all innocent protesters arrested are released from prison immediately. The Ethiopian government should immediately stop its movement by the original people from their own lands throughout Ethiopia. We also believe that financial transfers to management in Ethiopia must be stopped while of government does not respect the fundamental and basic rights of its own people. We worry about really what is happening in Ethiopia. It is difficult when we are not physically able to take part in their fight against injustice. Therefore, we have a great desire to pass on their plea for help to the outside world. Our hearts bleed, and we have awakened the people so they can see what is happening and help the injustices and massacres stopped.  See @http://www.aftenbladet.no/meninger/Stopp-plyndringen-av-oromofolket-3441527.html#.U5-PjdJDvyv

Gadaa.com   #OromoProtests- Gindbarat, Kachis town invaded by Agazi/TPLF fascist forces (the above picture) Agazi/ TPLF  armed forces killed three unarmed high school 912th grade) Oromo students on Thursday morning 12th June 2014 in Kachisi town ( Gindebert district, W. Shawa, Oromia) located 120 km from Ambo.  The names of the three students killed: 1. Damee Balchaa Baanee 2. Caalaa Margaa 3. Baqqalaa Tarrafaa   Oromo people of Gindaberete Protesting the shootings and killings of  unarmed school students Waraannii Wayyaanee Aanaa Gindabarat irra qubsiifamee jiru, uummaata sivilii irratti waraana banuun barattoota Oromoo kutaa 12ffaa Sadii ajjeese. Waxabajjii 12/2014 Waraannii Mootummaa Wayyaanee Godina Lixaa Shawaa aanaa Gindabarat Magaalaa Kaachiis irra qubatee jiru eda galgala sa;aatii 1:00 irratti waraana banuun barattoota Oromoo kutaa 12ffaa Sadii (3) ajjeese jira. Mootummaan Wayyaanee duula dugugginsa sanyii genocide uummaata Oromoo irraatti banee jiru jabeessuun itti fufee, Wayyaaneen humna waraanaa of harkaa qabu uummata Oromoo irratti bobbaasuun yeroo amma kanatti uummata sivilii irratti waraana banuun dhukaasee ajjeesa jira,

Addaatti barattoota Oromoo adamsee rasaasaan reebee ajjeessuu itti fufee jira, haala kanaan barattootni Oromoo kutaa 12ffaa bara kana xummuran sadii(3) kan barattootni 1ffaa barataa Damee Balchaa Baanee, fi 2ffaa barataa Caalaa Margaa fi 3ffaa barataa Baqqalaa Tarrafaa kanneen jedhamaan Ilmaan Oromoo mana ba’anii nagaan galuu dadhabanii rasaasa loltuu wayyaaneetiin reebamanii ajjefamanidha. galgala edaa kana waraana loltuun wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo nagaa irratti baneen yeroo amma barattootni Oromoo kun wareegamanii jiru,dhukaasnii meeshaa waraanaa Magaalaa Kaachiisi dirree waraanaa guddaa fakkeessa bulee, Tarkaanfii Gara jabinaa kanatti aaruun halkanuma edaa erga barattootni aajjeefamanii booda halkan keessa sa:aatii naannoo sa”a 6:00tti waraanaa wayyaanee fi Poolisota dhalootaan Oromoo ta’an kan aanaa Gindabarat magaalaa kaachiis keessatti argamanii fi Waraanaa wayyaanee gidduutti waldhabdeen guddaan dhalatee boombiin waajira poolisaa Magaalaa kaachiisii irratti dhoowofamuun poolisootnii fi waraannii wayyaanee madeeffamuun ibsame jira. gamaa lamaan irraa iyyuu hangi ajjeeffamee fi madeeffamee ammaf kan adda hin baafamne ta’uu maddeen keenya nuuf ibsan. Tarkaanfii Suukkaneessa galgala edaa wayyaaneen uummata sivilii irratti waraana banuun fudhateen balleessa tokko malee barattootni Oromoo nagaan qurumsa biyyooleessaa kutaa 12ffaa bara kana fudhatan 3 ajjeefamuun uummata daran kan aarsee waanta’eef, uummaanni nuti reeffaa iyyuu hin barbaadnu, wayyaaneen waliitti qabdee nu haa fixxuu malee ilmaan keenya irratti duuna jechuun yeroo ammaa kanatti uummaanni Aanaa Gindabart Magaalaa kaachisii fi Abunaa Gindabarat FDG guddaa gaggeessa jira, daandiin konkolaataa Abunaa Gindabarat irraan gara magaalaa Kaachisiitti dabarsuu uummataan cufamee jira, fincila guddaatu gaggeeffama jira. Wayee barataa Damee Baalchaa kalleessa (11/6/2014) ajjeefamee VOA Afaan Oromoo akkas jedhe: Dameen barataa kutaa 12ffati duraan walga’i ummataa magalaa kaachis kessatti akkas jedhe gaafate”Waa’e danga oromiyaatif kan falmuu barata qofaa?”jedhe ergasi barbaadama ture kana irra ka’udhan qormaata akka hin hojjanne dhorkinan barattonnis DAMEE malee hin qoramnu jedhan, kanan booda itti dhaadacha admiishin kardi kennafi guyya kalessa ‘form’ guute gale. Galgala ibsan badee jennaani shamaa bitatee osoo galuu namichi Caala (hidhata gandaa) Kilashidhaan suuqi jala dhokate ajjese. kannen biroo sadii midhan cimaan kan irra ga’edha, kunis kan ta’e poolisi oromiya waliin ta’uun namichi Shambel Gizu jedhamudhani. Barataa Caala Marga du’aafi jirenya giddu jira. Baratan maqan isaa hin beekamne rukutame hospitala seene achi poolisin fudhee achi buuten isaa dhabameera.Ummanni qarshii 8000 walitti qabuudhan reeffa damee gara hospitala tti qorannoof ergeera. Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof!! http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/06/ibsa-abo-ajjeechaa-ilmaan-oromoo-irratti-dhoksaan-hammarreessa-keessatti-barootaan-raawwatamaa-ture-ifa-bahe/

Fetensa Ilu's photo.
Fetensa Ilu's photo.

 #OromoProtests-  11th  & 12th June 2014 ,  Deeggaa, Illuu Abbaa Booraa, western Oromia,  Lalisaa Sanaagaa High  School and Sanaagaa Wuchaalee Primary & Middle Secondary  School

on 11th June 2014, 5 school children were heavily beaten  by Agazi/ TPLF forces. These students were taken to Beddallee hospital.  on 12th June 2014 the rests of students from these schools were put in a lorry  by Agazi forces and taken to unknown place. Waxabajjii 11 Bara 2014, Godina Iluu Abbaa Booraa Aanaa Deeggaa Mana Barumsaa sadarkaa 2ffaa Lalisaa Sanaagaa fi Sadarkaa 1ffaa fi Giddu Galeessa Sanaagaa Wucaalee irraa barattootin humna goolessituu ergamtoota wayyaanee wajjin walitti bu’iinsa uumameen barattootin 5 reebicha hamaa irra gaheen Yaalaaf gara Hosptaala Baddalleetti ergamuu gabaasuun keenya ni yaadatama. Oolaan guyyaa har’aa akkuma suuraa kana irraa argtanu konkolaataa fe’isaa mooraa Mana Barumsaa keessaa dhaabanii Ilmaan Oromoo akka meeshaati walitti guuranii fe’uun gara hin beekamnetti fuudhanii adeemaniiru jedhu maddeen keenya. Maatiin ijoollota kanaa dhaamsa nuu birmadhaa dabarfataniiru.

Wallaga, Horroo Guduruu Keessatti FDGn Walqabatee ABO Waliin Jirtu Sababaa Jedhuun Hojjettootni Mootummaa 11 Hojii Irraa Arihaman

Gabaasa Qeerroo Jaardagaa Jaartee,Waxabajjii 11,2014 Gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa Oromiyaa keessatti finiinaa dhufeen mootummaan Wayyaanee ilmaan oromoo hojjetaa fi bulchinsa turan aangoo irraa darbaa jirti. Godina Horroo Guduruu wallaggaa aanaa Jaardagaa Jaartee magaala Aliiboo keessatti FDG gaggeeffameen Hojjettootni mootummaa wayyaanee FDG Kana keessatti hirmaattanii jirtan jedhamuun hojii isaanii irraa arii’aman. Kanneen keessaa:- 1. Misikkir Lammii Bulchaa aanaa Jaardagaa Jaartee kan ture 2. Fayyeeraa soorii Itti gaafatama OPDO aanaa 3. Katamaa Bokkee Hooggana daldalaa fi Industrii 4. Alamaayyoo Asaffaa Itti gaafatama daandii geejibaa 5. Tasammaa Balaay Itti gaafatama Ijaarsa caasaa OPDO 6. Silashii Olii Miseensa OPDO 7. Addunyaa Tarrafaa itti aanaa Hooggana OPDO aanaa 8. Fiqaaduu Barii Dhimma Ijaarsaa fi dandeettii 9. Darajjee Irreessoo Kantiibaa magaala Aliiboo 10. Tashoomee Affessee Itti gaafatama dhimma nageenyaa aanaa 11. Addunyaa Gammadaa hojjetaa dhimma daldalaa fi industrii aanaa Hojjettootni mootummaa kunneen hojii irraa wayita arii’tamanitti hojjettootni, qotee bulaanis FDG kanatti seenuudhaan dirqama Oromummaa akka bahan Qeerroon aanaa kanaa waamicha dabarsa. See http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/12/wallaga-horroo-guduruu-keessatti-fdgn-walqabatee-abo-waliin-jirtu-sababaa-jedhuun-hojjettootni-mootummaa-11-hojii-irraa-arihaman/@

Yunversitii Haramaayaatti barataa Saayinsii Polotikaa Kan Ta’e Barataan Huseen Sa’id Haajii Loltoota Wayyaaneen Rukutame Hosptala Gale.

Huseen Said, Political Science student, Haromaya University, attacked by TPLF forces.   Waxabajjii 11,2014 Gabaasa Qeerroo Hidhaa fi ajjechaa mootummaa Wayyaanee jalaa dheessee gara Bosaassootti socho’aa kan ture barataan Oromoo tokko rasaasaan rukutamuun isaa gabaafame. Oduun Qeerroo dhaqqqabe akka hubachiisutti Yunversitii Haramaayaatti barataa Saayinsii Polotikaa kan ture barataa Huseen Sa’id Haajii jedhamu FDG barattoota Oromoo Yunversitichaan geggeeffamu keessaa harka qabda jedhamee hordoffii hidhaa fi ajjechaa mootummaa Wayyaanee jalaa baqatee gara Bosaassoo Puntlanditti osoo socho’aa jiruu, tikootni Wayyaanee isa hordofuun barataan kun kellaa magaalaa Qardhuu jedhamutti loltoota Puntlandiin akka rukutamu taasisanii jiran. Barataa Huseen Sa’id Haajii yeroo ammaa kana gargaarsaa fi waldhaansa ga’aa tokkoon maleetti Hospitaala Bosaassoo ciisee kan jiru oggaa ta’u, bakki dhaloota isaas Godina Baalee Ona Agaarfaa irraa ta’uun gabaafameera. See @http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/12/yunversitii-haramaayaatti-barataa-saayinsii-polotikaa-kan-tae-barataan-huseen-said-haajii-loltoota-wayyaaneen-rukutame-hosptala-gale/

Ethiopia’s Police State: The Silencing of Opponents, Journalists and Students Detained

By Paul O’Keeffe June 11, 2014 (Global Research) — Detention under spurious charges in Ethiopia is nothing new. With the second highest rate of imprisoned journalists in Africa[1] and arbitrary detention for anyone who openly objects to the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) regime’s despotic iron fist, the Western backed government in Addis Ababa is a dab hand at silencing its critics. Eskinder Nega and Reeyot Alemu are just two of the country’s more famous examples of journalists thrown in prison for daring to call the EPRFD out on their reckless disregard for human rights. This April the regime made headlines again for jailing six[2] bloggers and three more journalists on trumped up charges of inciting violence through their journalistic work. Repeated calls for due legal process for the detainees from human rights organisations and politicians, such as John Kerry, have fallen on deaf ears as they languish in uncertainty awaiting trial. This zero-tolerance approach to questioning of government repression is central to the EPRDF’s attempts to control its national and international image and doesn’t show much signs of letting up. Stepping up their counter-dissent efforts the regime just this week detained another journalist Elias Gebru – the editor-in-chief of the independent news magazine Enku. Gebru’s magazine is accused of inciting student protests[3] which rocked Oromia state at the end of April. The magazine published a column which discussed the building of a monument[4] outside Addis Ababa honouring the massacre of Oromos by Emperor Melinik in the 19th century. The regime has tried to tie the column with protests against its plans to bring parts of Oromia state under Addis Ababa’s jurisdiction. The protests, which kicked off at Ambo University and spread to other parts of the state, resulted in estimates[5] of up to 47 people being shot dead by security forces. Ethiopia has a history of student protest movements setting the wheels of change in motion. From student opposition to imperialism in the 1960s and 1970s to the early politicisation of Meles Zenawi at the University Students’ Union of Addis Ababa.  The world over things begin to change when people stand up, say enough and mobilise. Ethiopia is no different. Similar to its treatment of journalists Ethiopia also has a history of jailing students and attempting to eradicate their voices. In light of such heavy handed approaches to dissent the recent protests which started at Ambo University are a telling sign of the level discontent felt by the Oromo – the country’s largest Ethnic group. Long oppressed by the Tigrayan dominated EPRDF, the Oromo people may have just started a movement which has potential ramifications for a government bent on maintaining its grip over the ethnically diverse country of 90 million plus people. Students and universities are agents of change and the EPRDF regime knows this very well. The deadly backlash from government forces against the student protesters in Oromia in April resulted in dozens[6] of protesters reportedly being shot dead in the streets of Ambo and other towns in Oromia state. Since the protests began scores more have been arbitrarily detained or vanished without a trace from campuses and towns around the state. One student leader, Deratu Abdeta  (a student at Dire Dawa University) is currently unlawfully detained in the notorious Maekelawi prison for fear she may encourage other students to protest. She is a considered at high risk of being tortured. In addition to Ms. Abdeta many other students are suspected of being unlawfully detained around the country. On May 27th 13 students were abducted from Haramaya University by the security forces. The fate of 12 of the students is unknown but one student, Alsan Hassan, has reportedly committed suicide by cutting his own throat all the way to the bones at the back of his neck after somehow managing to inflict bruises all over his body and gouging out his own eye. His tragic death became known when a local police officer called his family to identify the body and told them to pay 10,000 Birr ($500) to transport his body from Menelik hospital in Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa town in Oromo state.  Four of the other students have been named as Lencho Fita Hordofa, Ararsaa Lagasaa, Jaaraa Margaa, and Walabummaa Goshee. Detaining journalists and students without fair judicial recourse may serve the EPRDF regime’s short term goal of eradicating its critics. However, the reprehensible silencing of opponents is one sure sign of a regime fearful of losing its vice-like grip. Ironically the government itself has its own roots in student led protests in the 1970s. No doubt it is well aware that universities pose one of the greatest threats to its determination to maintain power at all costs. Countless reports of spies monitoring student and teacher activities on campus, rigid curriculum control and micro-managing just who gets to study what are symptoms of this. The vociferous clamp-down on student protesters is another symptom and just the regime’s latest attempt to keep Ethiopia in a violent headlock. The regime would do well to remember that stress positions cause cramps and headlocks can be broken. It can try to suppress the truth but it can’t try forever. Paul O’Keeffe is a Doctoral Fellow at Sapienza University of Rome. His research focuses on Ethiopia’s developing higher education system. [1] http://www.cpj.org/2014/05/ethiopia-holds-editor-in-chief-without-charge.php [2] http://allafrica.com/stories/201404290650.html [3] http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/may/22/ethiopia-crackdown-student-protest-education [4] http://www.war-memorial.net/Aanolee-Martyrs-memorial-monument-and-cultural-center-1.367 [5] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-27251331 [6] http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/05/05/ethiopia-brutal-crackdown-protests   Source: Global Research Read @ http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/ethiopias-police-state-the-silencing-of-opponents-journalists-and-students-detained/ #OromoProtests- 15 Oromo students were  kidnapped on 9th June  2014 by TPLF/Agazi forces from Madda Walaabuu University, Oromia. Their where about is unknown  (see their  details as follows:

Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Madda walaabuu 15 tika mootummaa wayyaaneen halkan ukkaamsamuun bakka buuteen isaanii dhabame

Gabaasa Qeerroo Waxabajjii 09,2014 Madda Walaabuu Madda Walaabuu uniMootummaan Wayyaanee hanga hundeen buqqa’u hidhaa fi ajjeechaa ilmaan Oromoo irraa kan hin dhaabbanne Yuunivarsiitiilee keessaa barattoota Oromoo maqaa ABOdhaan funaanuun mana hidhaatti ukkaamsaa jira. Mootummaan abbaa irree faashistii wayyaanee gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa Uummatni gamtaan gaafataa jiru dura dhaabbachuuf tarkaanfii hidhaa fi ajjeechaatti kan xiyyeeffatte Barattoota Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Madda Walaabuu keessaa funaanuudhaan isin Qeerroodha, Kan Qeerroo ijaaruu fi Uummata kakaasu isini jechuun mana hidhaatti ukkaamsitee jirti. Barattootni 15 ol bakka buuteen isaanii kan dhabame yoommuu tahu isaan keessaa
  1. Barataa Anuwaar Sayid muummee Accounting waggaa sadaffaa irraa
  2. Barataa Amaan Badhaasoo Barataa Civil Engineering waggaa 4ffaa
  3. Barataa Gurmeessaa Tujibaa Barataa Managment waggaa 2ffaa
  4. Barataa Ashannaafii Bariisoo barataa Managment waggaa 3ffaa
  5. Barataa Tasfaayee Caalaa Economics waggaa 3ffaa
  6. Barataa Hamzaa Usmaan barataa Civil engineering waggaa 4ffaa

Keessatti argamu. Mootummaan wayyaanee hanga hundeen buqqa’ee Bilisummaan oromoo fi Walabummaan Oromiyaa mirkanaa’utti gocha farrummaa Uummata Oromoo dararuu irraa waan hin dhaabbanne tahuu hubachuun Uummatni gamtaan qabsoo Oromoo deemsifamaa jirutti makamuun qooda Oromummaa akka baatan jechuun Qeerroon Yuunivarsiitii Madda walaabuu waamicha dabarsee jira.

Mass Grave of Oromos Executed by Govt Discovered in Eastern Oromia Posted: Waxabajjii/June 10, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com According to sources, a confrontation between residents and Ethiopian government officials broke out on June 9, 2014, over a mass grave discovered at the former Hameressa military garrison near Harar city, eastern Oromia. The mass grave is believed to contain remains of political prisoners executed during both the Dergue era and the early reigns of the current TPLF regime. Among those who were executed and buried in the location was Mustafa Harowe, a famous Oromo singer who was killed around early 1980′s for his revolutionary songs. Thousands more Oromo political prisoners were kept at this location in early 1990′s – with many of them never to be seen again.
The mass grave was discovered while the Ethiopian government was clearing the camp with bulldozers to make it available to Turkish investors. Upon the discovery of the remains, the government tried to quietly remove them from the site. However, workers secretly alerted residents in nearby villages; upon the spread of the news, many turned up en mass to block the removal of the remains and demanded construction a memorial statue on the site instead. The protests is still continuing with elders camping on the site while awaiting a response from government. In addition to the remains, belongings of the dead individuals as well as ropes tied in hangman’s noose were discovered at the site. See @ http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/06/mass-grave-of-oromos-executed-by-govt-discovered-in-eastern-oromia/ ——————— Lafeen ilmaan Oromoo bara 1980moota keessa mootummaa Darguutin, baroota 1990moota keessa ammoo Wayyaaneen dhoksaan kaampii waraanaa Hammarreessaa keessatti ajjeefamanii argame. Ilmaan Oromoo mooraa san keessatti hidhamanii booda ajjeefaman keessa wallisaan beekamaan Musxafaa Harawwee isa tokko. Musxafaa Harawwee wallee qabsoo inni baasaa tureef jecha qabamee yeroo dheeraaf erga hiraarfamee booda toora bara ~1991 keessa ajjeefame. Hiraar Musxafaarra geessifamaa ture keessa tokko aara wallee isaatirraa qaban garsiisuuf muka afaanitti dhiibuun a’oo isaa cabsuun ni yaadatama. Baroota 1990moota keessas Oromoonni kumaatamaan tilmaamaman warra amma aangorra jiru kanaan achitti hidhamanii, hedduun isaanii achumaan dhabamuun yaadannoo yeroo dhihooti. Haqxi dukkana halkaniitiin ajjeesanii lafa jalatti awwaalan kunoo har’a rabbi as baase. Dhugaan Oromoo tun kan amma as bahe, mootummaa kaampii waraanaa kana diiguun warra lafa isaa warra Turkiitiif kennuuf osoo qopheessuuf yaaluti. Lafee warra dhumee akkuma arganiin dhoksaan achirra gara biraatti dabarsuuf osoo yaalanii hojjattonni ummata naannotti iccitii san himan. Ummanniis dafee wal-dammaqsuun bakka sanitti argamuun ekeraan nama keenyaa akka achii hin kaafamneefi siidaan yaadannoo akka jaaramu gaafachaa jiran. Hamma feetes turtu dhugaan Oromoo awwaalamtee hin haftu.
#OromoProtests- 8th June 2014- Confrontation between residents and government officials is reported over mass grave discovered at the former Hameressa military garrison near Harar city. The mass grave is believed to contain remains of political prisoners executed during the Dargue era and the early reigns of TPLF. Among those who were executed and buried in the location is Mustafa Harowe, a famous Oromo singer who was killed in 1982? for his revolutionary songs. Thousands of more of political prisoners were kept at this location in early 1990s, with many of them never to be seen again.The mass grave was discovered while the government was clearing the camp with bulldozers to make it available to Turkish investors. Upon discovery of the remains, the government tried to quietly remove it from the site. However, workers secretly alerted residents in nearby villages who spread the news and turned up en mass to block the removal of the remains and demanding construction of memorial statue on the site. The protests is still continuing with elders camping on site while awaiting response from government.
Lafeen ilmaan Oromoo bara 1980moota keessa mootummaa Darguutin, baroota 1990moota keessa ammoo Wayyaaneen dhoksaan kaampii waraanaa Hammarreessaa keessatti ajjeefamanii argame. Ilmaan Oromoo mooraa san keessatti hidhamanii booda ajjeefaman keessa wallisaan beekamaan Musxafaa Harawwee isa tokko. Musxafaa Harawwee wallee qabsoo inni baasaa tureef jecha qabamee yeroo dheeraaf erga hiraarfamee booda toora bara 1982 keessa ajjeefame. Hiraar Musxafaarra geessifamaa ture keessa tokko aara wallee isaatirraa qaban garsiisuuf muka afaanitti dhiibuun a’oo isaa cabsuun ni yaadatama.Baroota 1990moota keessas Oromoonni kumaatamaan tilmaamaman warra amma aangorra jiru kanaan achitti hidhamanii, hedduun isaanii achumaan dhabamuun yaadannoo yeroo dhihooti.Haqxi dukkana halkaniitiin ajjeesanii lafa jalatti awwaalan kunoo har’a rabbi as baase. Dhugaan Oromoo tun kan amma as bahe, mootummaa kaampii waraanaa kana diiguun warra lafa isaa warra Turkiitiif kennuuf osoo qopheessuuf yaaluti. Lafee warra dhumee akkuma arganiin dhoksaan achirra gara biraatti dabarsuuf osoo yaalanii hojjattonni ummata naannotti iccitii san himan. Ummanniis dafee wal-dammaqsuun bakka sanitti argamuun ekeraan nama keenyaa akka achii hin kaafamneefi siidaan yaadannoo akka jaaramu gaafachaa jiran.

Suraan kun Oromoo baka Owala Waalissaa Oromoo Musxafa Harawweetti argamee akka lafeen isaa hibanee weiti gaafaatu mul’isa Isaa Dargiitu ajjeesee Woyanen imoo lafee isaa darbuuf qoota jirti. Hararge Bahaa Hammareessa — at Hararge Bahaa Hammareessa.          

#OromoPprotest at Hameressa military camp where mass grave was discovered on Sunday 8th June 214. Three people were injured when federal police attempted to forcefully remove residents who have camped on the location to protect the remains and demand conversion of the location into memorial site.

#OromOProtests (10 June 2014) – TPLF’s repressive action against our Oromo in East Oromia resulting in 3 people been injured. The regime wants to give away to foreigners a hallowed ground where mass grave is just been discovered. May be the regime is worried about possible unearthing and identification of remains of its own victims from 1990s.

Ragaa Alagummaa fi Diinummaa/Proofs of Enmity

(URJII ONLINE)

Six/Seven TPLF/Agazi armed men against two unarmed Oromo youth. Humni diinaa biyya keenya humnaan qabattee jirtu, kunoo haala kanaan, gara-jabina daangaa hin qabneen, amma nyaattee-dhugdu ol-fuutee ijoollee keenyatti buufatti. Innumtuu tokko yookaan lama miti; shan, jahaa fi torbaa taatee. see @http://urjii.info/?p=1911

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ambo Protests: Going back

After deciding that we wanted to leave Ethiopia, we had return to Ambo to pack our bags and say goodbye to our friends. Packing our bags turned out to be the easy part.When we arrived back in Ambo, the destruction was still apparent, although the cleanup had already started. The burned cars were pulled to the side of the road. The debris from the damaged buildings was already being cleared. The problem, however, was that the courthouse was one of the buildings that was burned. How do they plan on having trials for those hundreds of people we saw in jail, we wondered. We wanted to tell all our friends why we were leaving, but how could we say it? Maybe we should say, “It’s not OK for the police to hunt down young people and shoot them in the back.” Or maybe we should say, “It’s not OK for us to have to cower in our home, listening to gunshots all day long.” Or maybe we should say, “It’s not OK for the government to conduct mass arrests of people who are simply voicing their opinion.” Since the communication style in Oromia is BEYOND non-direct, with people afraid to really say what they mean, we knew exactly what to tell people:”We are leaving Ambo because we don’t agree with the situation,” we repeated to every friend we encountered. Everyone knew EXACTLY what we were talking about.We told our friend, a town employee, we were leaving, and he said, “Yes, there are still 500 federal police in town, two weeks after the protests ended.”We told a neighbor we were leaving, and he said, “Now there is peace in Ambo. Peace on the surface. But who knows what is underneath?”We told a teacher at the high school we were leaving, and she was wearing all black. “Maal taate? (What happened)” we asked. One of her 10th grade students was killed during the protests.We told the local store owner we were leaving, and she said, in an abnormally direct way, “When there is a problem, your government comes in like a helicopter to get you out. Meanwhile, our government is killing its own people.”After a traditional bunna (coffee) ceremony, and several meals with some of our favorite friends, we were the proud owners of multiple new Ethiopian outfits, given as parting gifts so we would ‘never forget Ethiopia.’How could we forget?We still don’t know exactly who died during the protests and the aftermath. It’s not like there is an obituary in the newspaper or something. But questions persist in our minds every day:

  • Our two young, dead neighbors remain faceless in our minds…was it the tall one with the spiky hair?
  • Students from the high school were killed…had any of the victims been participants of our HIV/soccer program?
  • What about that good-looking bus boy that is always chewing khat and causing troubleis he alive? in jail?
  • How many people were killed? How many arrested?
  • If we knew the exact number of people killed or arrested, would it actually help the situation in any way?

 

http://www.jenandjoshinethiopia.blogspot.co.uk/

Gone

I was at a fundraiser today.  The majority of it was in Afaan Oromo, a language I’m trying to learn, but still very far from understanding. image Still, I was tempted to decline when a woman in my row moved over to sit next to me and offered to translate for me.  I kind of like to try to listen and pick out what I can.  If I had turned her down, I would have missed the emotion conveyed in her translation.  Her tone told me what I hadn’t figured out yet (though I should have known) – the son was going to die…a double injustice since the real-life plot not only includes the loss of ancestral lands, but also the lack of freedom to protest that loss, and death or imprisonment for those who dare to do so anyway. It was more of a skit, really.  A powerful skit, regardless of acting ability, because the story is so powerful.  A story of a family of three.  Just one son, supported in his schooling by what his family was able to produce on their farm.  The land was key.  His parents had not been able to get an education.  With the land, now he could. Yet when an investor came asking the government official if land was available, he was told, yes, there is much land that is ‘not being used.’  When the investor was brought to see the land in question, it was as if the farmer was invisible.  The deal was made right there between the investor and a local intermediary while the farmer continued to plough his field. Then their son came home from school saying he was going out to march with other students to protest what was happening to the land – to all of the farmers in the area – the mom cautioned him to be safe, the government can not be trusted, she said. My translator began to cry in earnest. … I remembered once when I had to act out a similar scene. I’m not a big fan of role-plays, so I was going along with the activity, but holding back quite a bit.  A group of us were given roles to act out a lesser known bit of Canadian history when indigenous children were forcibly removed from their villages and their families and taken to residential schools to be ‘educated,’ as well as assimilated, often abused, even experimented upon.  Often, they never returned. image Almost always, those who did return spoke of their lost childhood and traumatic memories.  I was an Anishinabe mother in the role-play. In real life at the time, I had left my only child, a two year old boy, home for two weeks with his dad so I could participate in this delegation, mostly to learn more about the Anishinabe history in general and one community’s struggle in particular.  Though the experience was meaningful, that day I was starting to wonder if two weeks was too long to be away from my son. One person had come to the delegation with me, Jared, a young man in his twenties.  I knew him well in the sense that we were part of the same intentional living community.  We had eaten together, worshipped together, sat in consensus decision-making meetings together, sang, cooked, and worshipped together over the previous three years.  He was given the role of my son. Jared and I stood in the circle area with a few other people who had roles as part of the Anishinabe village.  I was just going through the motions of the role-play, not really into it.  Wishing I enjoyed that kind of thing more.  Then they came for Jared.  In that moment when they snatched him away, I cried out and reached out for him but he was gone and I was left sobbing.  Somehow it had become real.  Five years later, I still hear comments about how real my heartbreak felt to everyone in the room. … As the woman next to me struggled to speak through her tears, we watched the skit draw to its inevitable close.  The security forces blocked the path of the unarmed protesters.  The protesters held their ground.  The security forces escalated the situation by firing at the students.  The only child of the farmer and his wife was gunned down.  His parent actors bitterly mourned his loss.  He too is gone. It’s hard to clap after that. Hard to will one’s hands to applaud the actors when you’re thinking of the families that have gone through similar situations so recently. Many Oromo students are gone.  Some known to be killed, some disappeared, arrested or abducted without releasing names.  Many die in detention centers and prisons. Yes many students are gone.  Some may return from imprisonment with accounts of mistreatment and suffering, with harrowing stories of other students locked up years ago, still in prison with no trial, no real charges and very little hope.  Others will not return.  One of those is Alsan Hassan, abducted May 27 from his university after participating in a hunger strike. image On June 1, his family was notified of his death.  They were told he killed himself, a story commonly invented by the authorities to cover up the real cause of death: torture.  His parents came to retrieve their son.  His body was severely disfigured from the abuses he had suffered. Still they could not simply take him home.  They were charged an exorbitant price and had to return home, borrow money just to secure the release of his body and finally make journey home to bury him. The thought of Alsan and the other sons and daughters lost to their families – that is why the woman translating for me (and I) couldn’t keep from crying, however predictable the plot of the skit.  I was sitting next to my six year old son.  Her 11-or-so year old son was on the other side of her.  We can’t help but hear these stories not only as fellow human beings, but as mothers.  We translate, we write, we do whatever we can from the other side of the world in the hopes that we will inform and inspire enough people to bring an end to the unjust imprisonment of dissenting young voices. See @ http://amyvansteenwyk.tumblr.com/post/88273995454/gone To read more about Alsan:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1398441760444684&set=a.1389352578020269.1073741828.100008366190440&type=1&theater For more on the Oromo Protests: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2014/06/06/community-voices-oromoprotests-perspective

#OromoProtests- Lists of  Oromo Political Prisoners in Ambo (as of 9th June 2014) Gaabaasa Qeerroo Godina dhihaa Oromiyaa List Maqaa Hidhmtoota Oromoo Amboo fi naannoo Amboo Waxabajjii 9/2014 Gaabaasa Godina Lixa Shawaatti maqaa hidhamtoota Oromoo Magaalaa Amboo fi Naannoo Amboo irratti Mootummaa Faashistii Shororkeessaa Wayyaanee TPLF/EPRDF/ fi gargartuu isanii OPDO waliin ta’uun uummata Oromoo irratti duulaa hidhaa, ajjeechaa fi dararaa gaggeessan; Lixa shawaa irratti duulli hidhaa Jumlaa gaggeeffamera fi amma illee dullii hidhaa kun jabaatee itti fufee kan jiru ta’uu gabaasaa kun kan argisiisuudha. Yeroo ammaa kanatti Amboo fi Naannoo Ambootti yeroo garaararaatti baatii Ebla– Waxabajjiitti ilmaan Oromoo kumootan lakka’aman human waraanaa Mootummaa Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO qabamanii hidhamanii dararamaa jiran kanneen keessatti argaman keessaa muraasa isaanii:- A/ Shaamarraan Oromoo Amboo irratti hidhamuun dararamaa jiran keessa : 1. Ayyaantuu Margaa jiraattuu magaalaa Amboo, hojii daldalaa huccuu aadaa Oromoo kan Godinaalee Oromiyaa hundaa walitti qabuun Magaalaa Amboo keessatti kan daldaltee jiraattu 2. Misgaanee Tarrafaabarattuu kutaa 8ffaa M/b Carii sadarkaa 1ffaa 3. Kumee Lammaa barattuu kutaa 9ffaa M/b Liiban Maccaa Sadarkaa 2ffaa 4. BeezaaTarreessaa jiraattuu magaalaa Amboo, 5. Gissoo Fufaa barattuukutaa 8ffaa 6. Masarat Abarraa kutaa 10ffaa barattuu kutaa 10ffaa m/b sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’inaa Gudar 7. Sisayi Baqqalaa dubartii lafarra harkisuun reebaa mana hidhatti geeffamte, 8. Taddaluu hojjettuu guyyaa buna jabanaan danfistee gurguruun kan maatiii shee jiraachiftu. B/ Dhiirota Dargaggootaa, Barattoota Ga’eessota, Manguddootaa fi Jiraattoota Magaalaa Amboo fi Naannoo ishee irra Qabamuun hidhamanii dararamaa jiran keessa: 9. Danaa’Ol Taddasaa barataa kutaa 11ffaa M/b Dirree Incinnii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’ina 10. Geetuu Baqaalaa barataakutaa 10ffaa M/b Dirree Incinnii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’ina, 11. Milkoo Nagaasaa barataa kutaa 12ffaa m/b Dirree incinnii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’ina, 12. Ashannaafii Dabaree gargaaraa konkolaachisaa, jiraata magaalaa Amboo 13. Biraanuu warquu Barataa kutaa 12ffaa M/b dirree incinnii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’ina, 14. Tolasaa Fayyisaa Barataa technicaa fi Ogummaa Magaalaa Dirree incinni irra, 15. Toleeraa Dirribaa barataa kutaa 12ffaa M/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’ina 16. HayileeyesuusMangashaabarataakutaa 12ffaa m/b Amboosadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’ina 17. Walabummaa Dabalee barataa Civil Engineering Yuunibarsiitii Adaamaa 18. Dhugumaa Biraanuu barataa kutaa 12ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’ina 19. Yaaloo Seid barataa kutaa 11ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qophaa’ina 20. Taamiruu Caalaa barataa kutaa 9ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa 21. Faasikaa Caalaa barataa kutaa 12ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qophaa’ina 22. Tolaasaa Mali’alaa Wardiyaa mana qopheessaa Magaalaa Amboo 23. Rabbirraa Atoomsaa barataa kutaa 10ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa 24. Waaqumaa Dabalee barataa kutaa 11ffaa m/b Gudar sadarkaa 2ffaa 25. Geetuu Dandanaa jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo, 26. Iyoob Mul’isaa barataa kutaa 12ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’inaa 27. Abdii Baddeessaa barataa kutaa 11ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’inaa 28. Lataa Bayyanaa barataa Fiiziksii waggaa 3ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 29. Abdiisaa Daadhii barataa mechanical Engineering waggaa 3ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 30. Shallamaa Jifaaraa , barsiisaa sportii m/b Amboosadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’iina akka malee reebamee midhaan guddaan irra ga’ee amma hidhaa keessa jira, 31. DajaneeTafarraa jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo, nama daa’imman umrii 6 gadi haadha kan hin qabne lama guddisuu, yeroo ammaa kanatti daa’imman kun galgalaa ganamaa wajjiraa poolisii mana hidhaa dhaabbachuun boo’anii abbaa keenya nuuf hiikaa jechuun uummata garaa nyaacha jiru. 32. Yoohaanis Hulluuqaa jiraataa magaalaa Amboo hojjetaa guyyaa 33. Gadaa Cuuphataa barataaYuunibarsiiti iAmboo waggaa 2ffaa 34. Sanyii Cimdeessaa jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo, hojjetaa dhagaa coble stone 35. Taliilaa Tolchaa Barataa kutaa 11ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’inaa 36. Hirphaa Kumaa barataa kutaa 10ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa 37. TamasgeenAbarraa , contracteraa ijaarsaa adda addaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 38. Abarraa Nadhasaa jiraataa magaalaa Amboo 39. Danbalash Ababaa barataa koolleejjii waggaa 2ffaa 40. Toleeraa Qaabataa jiraataa magaalaa Amboo ganda 02 41. Marsan Ababaa jiraataa magaalaa Gudar 42. Tasammaa Hundee, qotee bulaa Gudar 43. Hundee Raajii barataa kutaa 11ffaa M/b sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’ina MidaaQanyii 44. Mitikkuu Hoomaa barataa kutaa 10ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa 45. Lataa Bantii jiraataa magaalaa Amboo ganda 01 46. Yoohannis Hayiluu hojjetaaYuunibarsiitii Amboo 47. Ifireem Tasfayee jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo 48. Tolaa Alamuu hojjetaa bishaan Amboo 49. Obbo Caalaa Baayisaa Maatii isaniiWaliin, jiraataa MagaalaaAmboo, 50. Naasir, jiraataa magaalaa Amboo hadha manaa isaa waliin reebamanii, yeroo amma kanatti haati manaa isaa caccabdee manaciisaa kan jirtuu fi inniimmoo hidhame kan jirudha. 51. Iddeessaa Magarsaa Itti Gaafatamaa Amantii Waqeeffaannaa Godina Lixa Shawaa fi hojjetaa bulchiinsa lafaa Godina Lixa shawaa 52. Tamasgeen Abarraa, jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo ga’een hojii daldaala 53. Obboo Alamaayyoo Irreessoo ,jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo, filannoo bara 2005 irratti partii mormituu KUO bakka bu’uun filatamaa caffee Oromiyaa kan ta’e, 54. Gazzuu Takkaa barataa kutaa 8ffaa m/b sadarkaa 1ffaa Carii Amboo 55. Mallasaa Kabbadaa Araarsoo , jiraataa magaalaa Amboo hojiin daldaalaa 56. Qanaa’aa Chuuchee jiraataa Magaalaa Amboo, 57. DhibbaaTuutishaa jiraataa magaalaa Amboo, hojiin gargaaraa konkolaataa 58. Imaanaa Karaa jiraataaMagaalaa Amboo , hojiin daldalaa mobilaa 59. Mardasaa Simee barataa kutaa 11ffaa m/b Amboo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’ina. 60. Waaqumaa Dhaabaa barataa seeraa waggaa 4ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 61. Qananiisaa Raggaasaa barataa Agro bioprocessing waggaa 4ffaa Yuunibarsitii Amboo 62. Dammanaa Girmaa barataa Cooperative waggaa 2ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 63. Kadir Qamar barataa Civil Engineering waggaa 3ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 64. Gadaa Saamu’eel barataa Nursing waggaa 1ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 65. Gaadisaa barataaYuunibarsiitii Amboo 66. Wabii Xilaa huun barataa muummee Afaan Oromoo waggaa 3ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 67. Raajii Baksuu barataa Mechanical Engineering waggaa 3ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 68. Kafanii Gabbisaa barataa Statics waggaa 2ffaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo 69. Taddasaa Misgaanaaaanaa Xuuqur Incinnii Ganda Qonnaan bulaa Qochoree 70. Ababaa Moosisaaaanaa Xuuqur Incinnii 71. Gulumaa Tasfayee Aanaa Xuqur Incinnii 72. Biraanuu Addunyaa aanaa Xuuqur Incinnii 73. Goobanaa Tolasaa aanaa Xuuqur Incinnii 74. Tammiruu Caalchisaa Aanaa Xuuqur Incinnii 75. Lateeraa Shallamaa aanaa Xuuqur Incinnii 76. Barsiisaa Fufaaaanaa Xuuqur Inicinnii,kanneen keessatti argamaan ilmaan Oromoo nagaan qe’ee fi maatii isaanii irraa qabamuun mana hidhaa godina lixa shawaa,Amboo, wajjiraa poolisii Godina, Kachallee Amboo, Gamoo Abbabechi jala, Masaraa Mootummaa Magaalaa Ambookeessa jiru, Hoomachoo, fi Sanqalleetti kumaataaman hidhamanii kanneen dararamaa jiran keessatti argamu. Injifannoon Ummata Oromoof! Gabaasaa Qeerroo Godina Lixa Oromiyaa Waxabajjii 9/2014.        

THE TORTURE AND BRUTAL MURDER OF ALSAN HASSEN BY ETHIOPIAN POLICE WILL SHOCK YOUR CONSCIENCE

alsanHassan(OPride) — A 21-year old Oromo student, Nuredin Hasen, who was abducted from Haromaya University late last month and held incommunicado at undisclosed location, died earlier this month from a brutal torture he endured while in police custody, family sources said.

Members of the federal and Oromia state police nubbed Hassen (who is also known by Alsan Hassen) and 12 other students on May 27 in a renewed crackdown on Oromo students. Friends were not told the reason for the arrests nor where the detainees were taken.

Born and raised in Bakko Tibbe district of West Shawa zone, Alsan, who lost both of his parents at a young age, was raised by his grandmother.

The harrowing circumstances of his death should shock everyone’s conscience. But it also underscores the inhumane and cruel treatment of Oromo activists by Ethiopian security forces.

According to family sources, on June 1, a police officer in Dire Dawa called his counterpart at West Shewa Zone Police Bureau in Ambo and informed him that Alsan “killed himself” while in prison. The officer requested the local police to tell Alsan’s family to pick up his body from Menelik Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. The West Shewa zone police relayed the message to the district police station in Bakko Tibbe and the latter delivered the message to Alsan’s family. Three family members then rushed to the capital to collect the corpse of a bright young man they had sent off, far from home, so that he can get a decent shot at college education.

Upon arrival, the hospital staff told the family to search for his body from among 30 to 40 corpse’s kept in a large room. According to our sources, what they saw next was beyond the realm of anyone’s imagination. The details are too gruesome to even describe.

They found their beloved son badly tortured, his face disfigured and barely recognizable. His throat was slit leaving only the muscles and bones at the back of his neck connecting his head to the rest of the body. There were large cuts along his eyelids, right below the eyebrows as if someone had tried to remove his eyes. There were multiple wounds all over his face and head. Both of his arms were broken between his wrists and his elbows. It appeared as if the federal forces employed all forms of inhumane torture tactics, leaving parts of his body severely damaged and disjointed. The family could not grasp the cruelty of the mutilation carried upon an innocent college student.

Their ordeal to recover Alsan’s body did not end there either. Once the body was identified, the federal police officer who brought the body from Harar told the family to pay 10,000 birr (roughly $500) to cover the cost of transportation the government incurred. They were informed that the body will not be released unless the money is paid in full.

The family did not have the money, nor were they prepared for the unexpected tragedy. After friends and relatives raised the requested sum to cover his torturers costs, Alsan’s body was transported to Bakko Tibbe, where he was laid to rest on June 2. There was little doubt that Alsan was murdered while in detention, but in police state Ethiopia, the family may never even know the full details of what happened to their son, much less seek justice. In an increasingly repressive Ethiopian state, being an Oromo itself is in essence becoming a crime. To say the gruesome circumstances surrounding Alsan’s death is heart-wrenching is a gross understatement. But Alsan’s story is not atypical. It epitomizes the sheer brutality that many Oromo activists endure in Ethiopia today. NimonaTilahunOn June 6, another Oromo political prisoner, Nimona Tilahun passed away in police custody. Tilahun, a graduate of Addis Ababa University and former high school teacher, was initially arrested in 2004 along with members of the Macha Tulama Association during widespread protests opposing the relocation of Oromia’s seat to Adama. He was released after a year of incarceration and returned to complete his studies, according to reports by Canada-based Radio Afurra Biyya. Born in 1986, Tilahun was re-arrested in 2011 from his teaching job in Shano, a town in north Shewa about 80kms from Addis Ababa. He was briefly held at Maekelawi prison, known for torturing inmates and denying legal counsel to prisoners. And later transferred between Kaliti, Kilinto and Zuway where he was continuously tortured over the last three years. Tilahun was denied medical treatment despite being terminally ill. His death this week at Black Lion Hospital is the third such known case in the last two years. On August 23, 2013, a former UNHCR recognized refugee, engineer Tesfahun Chemeda also died  under suspicious circumstances, after being refused medical treatment. In January, a former parliamentary candidate with the opposition Oromo People’s Congress from Calanqo, Ahmed Nejash, died of torture while in custody. These are the few names and stories that have been reported. Ethiopia holds an estimated 20 to 30 thousand Oromo political prisoners. Many have been there for more than two decades, and for some of them not even family members know if they are still alive. While Alsan, Chemeda, Nejash and Tilahun’s stories offer a glimpse of the brutality behind Ethiopia’s gulags, it is important to remember thousands more face similar heinous abuses everyday. Since Oromo students began protesting against Addis Ababa’s unconstitutional expansion in April, according to eyewitnesses, more than a 100 people have been killed, hundreds wounded and many more unlawfully detained. While a relative calm has returned to university campuses, small-scale peaceful protests continue in many parts of Oromia. Reports are emerging that mass arrests and extrajudicial killings of university students are far more widespread than previously reported. Last month, dozens of students at Jimma, Madawalabu, Adama and Wallaggauniversities were indefinitely dismissed from their education. In addition, an unknown number of students from all Oromia-based colleges are in hiding fearing for their safety if they returned to the schools. Given the Horn of Africa nation’s tight-grip on free press and restrictions on human rights monitoring, in the short run, the Ethiopian security forces will continue to commit egregious crimes with impunity. But the status quo is increasingly tenable. For every Alsan and Tilahun they murder, many more will be at the ready to fight for the cause on which they were martyred. As long repression continues unabated, the struggle for justice and freedom will only be intensified. No amount of torture and inhumane treatment can extinguish the fire that has been sparked. Written by Amane Badhasso, the president of International Oromo Youth Association, and a political science and legal studies major at Hamline University &. Badhatu Ayana, an Oromo rights activist.

See @http://www.opride.com/oromsis/news/3758-the-torture-and-brutal-murder-of-alsan-hassen-by-ethiopian-police     ….DUBBADHU QAALLIITTI!!! dubbadhu qaallitti abaaramtuu lafaa yoo dubbachuu baatte xuriinsaa sitti hafaa ajjeechaa Niimoonaa akkaataa du’a isaa si qofaatu beeka jalqabaaf dhuma isaa dubbadhu qaallitti Oromoon si hin dhiisu maal jedhe Niimoonaan yeroo qofaa ciisu? yeroo kophaa ciisee dukkana daawwatu hunduu dabaree dhaan yeroo gadi dhiittu yeroo midhaan dhabee mar’ummaan wal rige yeroo bishaan dhabee qoonqoon itti goge yeroo madaa irratti madaa dabalate yeroo lammiif jecha waanjoo guddaa baate atis akka isaanii garaa itti jabaattee? Moo,bakka keenya buutee jabaadhu ittiin jette? dhiitichaaf kaballaa ciniinatee obsee iccitii keessa isaa yeroo diina dhokse maal jedhe Niimoonaan waa’ee miidhama isaa afaan keen itti himi si eegu maatiin saa dubbadhu qaallitti ol kaasi sagalee namni beeku hin jiru yoo waaqaaf si malee uummata isaaf jedhee rakkoo hunda obsee iji imimmaan didee yeroo dhiiga cobse Niimoonaan maal jedhe dhaamsa maal dabarse? dubbadhu Qaallitti himi waan dhageesse!! sirna awwaalchaa Niimoonaa Tilaahuun Imaanaa!!! Photo     NimonaTilahun Nimoonaa Xilaahuun Imaanaa (1986-2014). Oromo National, Banking and Finance Graduate of Finfinne University (AAU) & Teacher. Tortured and murdered by TPLF while in jail. http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/07/sbo-waxabajjii-08-bara-2014-oduu-ibsa-abo-waxabajjii-15-guyyaa-hundeeffama-sbo-waggaa-26ffaa-ilaachisee-dhaamsota-baga-ittiin-isin-gahee-fi-qophiilee-biroo-of-keessatti-hammatee-jira/

#OromoProtetsts- Gabaasa godina wallagga lixaa magaalaa Gimbii irraa 
Four Oromo elders from Gimbi town of Oromia are being tortured in TPLF’s jail (Report received 6th June 2014).
Maanguddon Oromoo Nama 4 Magaalaa Gimbii Irratti FDGf Adda Dureedha Jechuudhaan Mootummaan Wayyaanee Mana Hidhaa Keessatti Reebichaan Dararaa JiraGabaasa godina wallagga lixaa magaalaa Gimbii irraaHar’a Waxabajjii 05/2014 addeessuun,ammallee mootummaan abbaa hirree mootummaan wayyaanee uummata oromoo humnaa fi aangoo isaatti fayyadamuudhaan mana hidhaatti guuraa jiraachuun isaa ifaa ta’ee jira. Akka maddi gabaasaa kanaa addeessutti FDG kanaan dura lixa oromiyaa magaalota garagaraa keessatti dho’ee finiinaa tureen namoota muraasa isintu adda duree ta’ee uummata qindeessuu irratti hojjetaa turtan jechuudhaan maanguddootaa fi abbootii maatii 4 torbee kana keessa magaalaa Gimbii irraa funaanuudhaan mana hidhaa keessatti reebaa jiraachuun ishee poolisoonni kanneen uummata oromoof garaan isaanii gubatu ragaa bahaa jiru.Ummanni dhmma namoota kanaaf gaaffii yeroodhaa yerootti akka gadhiifamaniif gaaffii kaasaa jiru namoota uummata oromoo gidduutti kabajamoo fi jaallatamoo ta’an kana irratti halleellaa reebichaa irratti raawwachaa akka jirtu uummata jiraattoota magaalaa Gimbiitu dhugaa baha poolisoota dabalate. Namoonni kun maqaan isaanii akka kanaa gadiiti.1.Belaay Kebbedee-Qote Bulaa jiraataa magaalaa Gimbii 2.Bekkelee Guutamaa-Qote Bulaa jiraataa magaalaa Gimbii 3.Geetachoo Dabalaa-Maanguddoo magaalaa Gimbii fi Qote Bulaadhaa, 4.Mulaatuu Oljirraa-Daldalaa fi jiraataa magaalaa GimbiiNamootni kun umuriidhaanis tahe oromomummaa isaaniitiin uummata oromoo biratti hedduu jaallatamoodha,kanumaan wal qabatee mootummaan wayyaanee maatii isaanii irraa hidhuudhaan mana hidhaa magaalaa Gimbii keessatti reebichaan dararaa jiru jedhu gabaasni Qeerroo magaalaa Gimbii.Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof! Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati!
Photo: Maanguddon Oromoo Nama 4 Magaalaa Gimbii Irratti FDGf Adda Dureedha Jechuudhaan Mootummaan Wayyaanee Mana Hidhaa Keessatti Reebichaan Dararaa Jira</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Gabaasa godina wallagga lixaa magaalaa Gimbii irraa </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Har’a Waxabajjii 05/2014 addeessuun,ammallee mootummaan abbaa hirree mootummaan wayyaanee uummata oromoo humnaa fi aangoo isaatti fayyadamuudhaan mana hidhaatti guuraa jiraachuun isaa ifaa ta’ee jira. Akka maddi gabaasaa kanaa addeessutti FDG kanaan dura lixa oromiyaa magaalota garagaraa keessatti dho’ee finiinaa tureen namoota muraasa isintu adda duree ta’ee uummata qindeessuu irratti hojjetaa turtan jechuudhaan maanguddootaa fi abbootii maatii 4 torbee kana keessa magaalaa Gimbii irraa funaanuudhaan mana hidhaa keessatti reebaa jiraachuun ishee poolisoonni kanneen uummata oromoof garaan isaanii gubatu ragaa bahaa jiru.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Ummanni dhmma namoota kanaaf gaaffii yeroodhaa yerootti akka gadhiifamaniif gaaffii kaasaa jiru namoota uummata oromoo gidduutti kabajamoo fi jaallatamoo ta’an kana irratti halleellaa reebichaa irratti raawwachaa akka jirtu uummata jiraattoota magaalaa Gimbiitu dhugaa baha poolisoota dabalate. Namoonni kun maqaan isaanii akka kanaa gadiiti.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>1.Belaay Kebbedee-Qote Bulaa jiraataa magaalaa Gimbii<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
2.Bekkelee Guutamaa-Qote Bulaa jiraataa magaalaa Gimbii<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
3.Geetachoo Dabalaa-Maanguddoo magaalaa Gimbii fi Qote Bulaadhaa,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
4.Mulaatuu Oljirraa-Daldalaa fi jiraataa magaalaa Gimbii</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Namootni kun umuriidhaanis tahe oromomummaa isaaniitiin uummata oromoo biratti hedduu jaallatamoodha,kanumaan wal qabatee mootummaan wayyaanee maatii isaanii irraa hidhuudhaan mana hidhaa magaalaa Gimbii keessatti reebichaan dararaa jiru jedhu gabaasni Qeerroo magaalaa Gimbii.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Wallagga Naannoo Beegii Keessaa Oromoonni Waraana TPLFn Qabamanii 200 Ta’an Yeroo Hidhaman 9 Ammoo Bakka Buuteen Isaanii Dhabame.

Waxabajjii 06,2014 Wallagga Beegii

200 Oromo nationals from Begi (Western Oromia) are being tortured in TPLF jail. 9 kinapped and their whereabouts are not known. Sochiin FDG uumanni Oromoo guutuu Oromiyaa keessatti qabsiise itti fufee Wallagga naannoo Beegii keessatti diddaa barattootii fi qonnaan bultooti Oromoo kaasaniin wal qabatee Oromoonni 200 ol ta’an manneen hidhaa adda addaa keessatti ugguramanii kan jiran yeroo ta’u kanneen keessaa Oromoonni 9 hanga ammaa bakka buuteen isaanii hin beekamne.Maatii fi sabboontoti Oromoo manneen hidhaa naannoo san jiran keessaa barbaadanii fi barbaachisanii akka dhaban gabaasi Qeerroo naannicha irraa nu gahe addeessa. Kanneen kunis:- 1.Asfawuu Lissaanaa fi 2.Qaddamaa Beekkataa,ijoolleen kun lamaan jiraattoota magaalaa Begii ganda 01 keessa kan jiraataa turan yeroo ta’u. 1.Daawwit Bal’inaa 2.Abdii Raggaasaa 3.Malkaamuu Abarraa Barattooti kuniin ammoo barattoota jiraattoota magaalaa Begii naannoo Gaba Dafinooti. 4.Bakkalcha Mikaa’el 5.Gammachis Mikaa’el 6.Zakkaarii Dhaabaa 7.Ramadaan Xahaa Gama kaaniin  ammoo qote bultoota magaalaa Begii Guddaa kan jedhaman keessa jiraatan lama Waxabajjii 04,2014 qabamanii bakka buuteen hin baramne keessaa namni lama:- 1.Alii Tarfaa 2.Abbush Taakkalee Kanneen jedhaman yeroo ta’u Mootummaan Wayyaanee hidhaa fi ajjeechaa akkasumas dararaan ilmaan Oromoo qabsoo irraa duubatti deebisu akka hin dandeenye qeerroon addeessa. http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/06/wallagga-naannoo-beegii-keessaa-oromoonni-waraana-tplfn-qabamanii-200-taan-yeroo-hidhaman-9-ammoo-bakka-buuteen-isaanii-dhabame/

Local Oromo congregations have called our community to prayer. Link to "Prayers for peace" which can be adapted from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship. “I mourn the death of our youngsters,” says the Rev. Teka Obsa Fogi of dozens of casualties witnessed since April 25 among peacefully protesting students throughout Oromia Regional State by security force shootings and beatings.* Pr. Fogi is pastor of Oromo Resurrection Evangelical Church (“OREC”) in Kensington, Maryland, a worshiping community of the Metro D.C. Synod with direct ties to the region, one of nine ethnically-based states of Ethiopia. “OREC and all Oromo churches are praying for our young students, their parents and those the government wants to dispossess of their land,” he says. “Please pray with us.” Protests, which began at universities in large towns throughout Oromia then spread to smaller communities in the region, erupted over the release in April of the proposed Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan. The “Master Plan” outlines substantial municipal expansion of Addis Ababa to include more than 15 communities in Oromia according to Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.* “The problem is, if this ‘Master Plan’ is put into action, many Oromo farmers will be uprooted from the land they get their living from. They were tilling this land for generations. Compensation, if the government gives any, will only help them for a while,” Pr. Fogi anticipates, “and after that, they will be homeless.” An Ethiopian government statement on May 1 blamed protests by “anti-peace forces” on “baseless rumours” being spread about the “integrated development master plan” for the capital and acknowledged a limited number of protest-related deaths as reported by BBC News.** This report is one of few from traditional news sources available on the current situation. Indirectly emphasizing the challenge of telling this story, the United Nations human rights chief in a May 2 news release “condemned the crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia and the increasing restrictions on freedom of opinion and expression.”*** 1406oromomap “The situation of family members and friends of Oromo members of our congregations and community is very fragile, and communications are very difficult and sensitive,” said the Rev. Michael D. Wilker, senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Reformation in D.C. The congregation did respond to Pr. Fogi’s request for prayer during worship services May 11. “We trust that God hears us when we cry in pain and shout for justice. May God’s creativity, compassion and courage be with the Oromo people and all the residents of Ethiopia,” added Pr. Wilker. The Rev. Kathy Hlatshwayo, interim pastor of Oromo Evangelical Lutheran Church in D.C., was one of several local Lutheran pastors in attendance at an Oromo rally near the White House and State Department on May 9 to draw attention to the situation and protest the human rights violations. “We ask your prayers,” she said, “for the Oromo people, especially mothers and fathers whose children have been killed, the region of Oromia, Ethiopia, and those in diaspora and our congregations.” The Rev. Philip C. Hirsch, Assistant to the Bishop of the Metro D.C. Synod who also attended the rally, shares the following: God of mercy and of justice: We pray together with our Oromo sisters and brothers in Lutheran congregations in our synod for those who have suffered recent violence in Ethiopia. We pray for the students who were attacked, arrested or killed while protesting. We especially lift up to you the mothers, fathers and community members of the victims. Grant them peace. Grant them justice. In Christ’s holy name we pray, Amen.

- See more at: http://metrodcelca.org/2014/06/local-lutherans-share-concerns-from-oromia-region/#sthash.7EcRVCyB.CnTcb9rq.dpuf http://metrodcelca.org/2014/06/local-lutherans-share-concerns-from-oromia-region/ #OromoProtests-

Ambo story – shocking human right violations against Oromo people

  ImageImageIn a recent interview with a local media, Mr Abdulaziz Mohammed – the Vice President of Oromia Region stated that “No one is arrested and we don’t have any information about the arrest.” The Vice President’s single statement says two contrasting ideas at a time – denying the arrest allegations and ignorant about the arrest. In the first place it is a shame for the Vice President to deny the reality on the ground – where more than 49 people were killed and 800 people have been arrested, tortured and imprisoned. These atrocities are in response to a series of demonstrations or protests by the Oromo people who demand the government to stop removing farmers from their ancestral homeland in the name of ‘development’. The demonstration at the initial stage was peaceful and in order before the government’s heavily armed security forces and the military started shooting and killing people. The harsh environment for the media in Ethiopia has made it absolutely difficult to get information about the depth of human right violations in Ethiopia. I was furious with the government’s intent to belittle the recent killings and human right abuses in many parts of Oromia – Ambo, Bale Robe, Adama, Bushoftu, Nekemte, Guder, Haromaya, Bulle Hora, Dire Dawa and many small towns in Western Oromia. I decided to visit the communities that have gone through these abuses and met with different people in a very cautious and careful way. I made my first visit to Ambo – where the arrests and torturing are still taking place. I talked with mothers who have lost their children, and young men who have been beaten and tortured, and people who have survived dreadful bullet hits and bodily injury. Ambo stories are dreadful and shocking!

“My name is E.B. I am 18 years of age. I dropped out of grade 5 – to help my poor parents to make some income and buy food. I live in Ambo town – where I do a labor job. I joined Ambo University Student’s protest about the government’s decision to take away farmers land around Addis Ababa. The first day was peaceful. But on the third day of the protest – the morning of 30th April 2014 the government security men started shooting demonstrators. It was unbelievable and shocking to see the soldiers shooting at unarmed people. We started dispersing to save our lives. Everyone was running except some of the young men who were trying to turn and shout at the shooters. I was running when a young man before me fell into the ground. I stopped to help him. I kneeled down beside him and lifted him up from his head – his eyes were blinking too fast. He was bleeding from his head. He was hit by a bullet in the back of his head. While I was trying to help him, I felt a sharp sting in my back. I felt watered-down my lower chest. I left the dead young man there and I tried to run a few meters. I looked my bottom chest and saw that air was getting out through the bullet wound. The bullet hit me in the back and went through my lower chest. I was staggering and fell into the ground. I didn’t recognized what happened since then – before I regained my consciousness two days later in a local hospital. The room where I was lying was full of people who were wounded by bullets.”

E.B. was hit by three bullets in his back. His friends lifted him from where he fell and took him to hospital. One of the bullets went through his lower chest and two more remained in his belly. He had to go through operation – where the two bullets were removed with his infected pancreas. His parents covered the cost of his medication from their meager income – his father as a clinic security guard and his mother as a cook.

“The doctor told me that I shouldn’t do any labor job and be careful with my injury. He told me that as my pancreas has been removed, there is less likely to recover from any future wounds even if I am not even sure whether I am going to fully recover and survive the present injury. Oooops it is painful – can’t sleep comfortably. I am worried about my future as I still continue to depend on my parents since this young age or…?” Tear gushing down from his eyes…this shouldn’t have happened to me. We were protesting peacefully… we don’t deserve bullets in return!”

http://oromo1refrendum.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/ambo-story-shocking-human-right-violations-against-oromo-people/ #OromoProtests- Fascist TPLF/Agazi’s genocidal crime against humanity. 10th grade student Dawit Waqjira  shot and killed by TPLF/ Agazi on 3rd June 2014, Qellem Wallaggaa, Anifillo, Western Oromia. Ajjeefamuun Barataa Oromoo Daangaa Dhabe! Barataan Kutaa 10ffaa Daawwit Waaqjira Wallagga Anifilloo Keessatti Waraana Wayyaaneen Rukutamee Wareeganuun Gabaafame Posted: Waxabajjii/June 4, 2014 · Gadaa.com (Qeerroo.org – Waxabajjii 03, 2014 – Dambi Doolloo) – Gabaasa Qeerroo Qellem Wallaggaa Anfilloo Waxabajjii 03/2014 galgala keessaa sa’a 3:40 irratti.Mootummaan wayyaanee humna agaazii oromiyaa keessa tamsaasuudhaan gaaffii tokko malee nama oromummaa isaaf dhaabbatu rasaasaan rukuchiisaa jira.Gabaasni kun akka addeessutti kaleessa Waxabajjii 02/2014 barataa kutaa kurnaffaa qormaata biyyoolessaa fudhatee gale sabboonummaa isaatiin kan ka’e yakka tokkollee kan hin goone humna waraana agaaziitiin qabamee bosona seensisuudhaan reebicha hamma du’aatti irratti raawwatan,erga reebanii miidhanii booda sadarka du’a isaa beekuudhaan rasaasaan rukutani. Barataa Oromoo wareega qaalii kafale kana bosona keessatti reebanii erga hamma du’aatti deemsisanii booda galgala daandiitti baasaniiti rasaasaan akka rukutan kan ijaan argan ni dubbatu. Barataan kun maqaan isaa Daawwit Waaqjira jedhama.Guyya har’aa sirni awwaalcha isaa kan gaggeeffame yoo tahu humni waraana agaazii wayyaanee jedhamu kun uummata naannessee marsuudhaan hamma reeffi mucaa awaalamee xumuramutti akka waan rukuttaadhaaf qophiin jiruutti bakka qabachuudhaan gandi Ashii jedhamtu dirree waraanaa fakkaattee ooltee jirti jedhu maddi gabaasa Qeerroo Anfiilloo! Kana malees ganama Waxabajjii 03,2014 dargaggoon Addisuu Aagaa jedhamu magaalaa Laaloo Qilee keessa Motorbike qabatee osoo nagaan deemaa jiruu poolisoonni Oromiyaan reebamee Hosptala Ayiraa gullisoo galee akka jiru gabaasi naannicha irraa nu gahe addeessa. – Qeerroo.org: http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/04/ajjeefamuun-barataa-oromoo-daangaa-dhabe-barataan-kutaa-10ffaa-daawwit-waaqjira-wallagga-anifilloo-keessatti-waraana-wayyaaneen-rukutamee-wareeganuun-gabaafame/     #OromoProtests-Genocidal TPLF’s crime against humanity. Oduu Gaddaa ( Very sad News), 4th June 2014 Teacher Magarsa Abdisa tortured and died at military detention at Ayiraa detention center, Western Oromia.

Barsiisaa Magarsaa - Gullisootti wareegame

Magarsaa Abdiisaa Mana Hidhaa Wayyaanee Wallagga Baha Ayiraa Keessatti Reebicha Loltoota Wayyaanee Irraan Wareegame

Mootummaan Wayyaanee ajjeechaa ilmaan Oromoo irratti geessitu jabeessuun kan itti fufte Godina Wallaggaa lixaa magaala Guulisoo keessatti barsiisaa BLLTO kan tahe barsiisaa Magarsaa Abdiisaa jedhamu kan dhalootaan Wallaggaa bahaa aanaa Jiddaa kan tahe reebichaa loltoota Wayyaanee irraan kan ka’e wareegame. Barsiisaa Magarsaa Abdiisaa sabboonummaan dhalatee kan guddate miindaa mootummaa Wayyaanee nyaatnee Uummata Oromoof hojjenna malee bitamna miti jechuun ejjennoo jabaa qabatee ilmaan Oromoo keessumattuu daraggootaa fi barattoota barsiisaa kan ture yoommuu tahu mootummaan Wayyaanee gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatamaa dhufeen wal qabatee mana hidhaatti kan ukkaamse yoommuu tahu reebicha addaa irraan gahuun Lubbuu isaa dabarsanii jiran. Uummatni Oromoo maal eegna?? Kana booda Uummatni martuu mirga isaaf ka’uun dirqama akka tahu waamicha jabaa dabarsina. Ajjeechaa mootummaan wayyaanee gaggeessaa jirus daran balaaleffanna. Qeerroon wareegama barbaachisaa baasee Uummata Oromoo bilisa baasuuf jabaatee kan hojjetu tahuus mirkansa.   #OromoProtests-Genocidal TPLF’s crime against humanity. Oduu Gaddaa ( Very sad News), 2nd June 2014 Aslan Hasan, one of the 10 Oromo students kidnapped on May 29, 2014 from Haromaya University has died while in military detention center in Harar city. Apparently he collapsed during one of the torture sessions, then was taken to Tikur Anbessa Hospital in the capital, where he died on June 1, 2014. The regime told his families that the student committed suicide. Aslan was a 2nd year engineering student at the University. He was born in Bakko and attended high school in Burayu. His body has been taken to Gudar. Barataa Nuraddin(Alsan) Hasan dhalootaan magaalaa BAAKKOO’tti dhalate. Barnoota isaa sadarkaa 1ffaa achuma magaalaa Baakkootti xumure. Barnoota isaa sadarkaa lammaffaaf qophaa’naa obboleessa isaa bira taa’ee magaalaa BURAAYYUU tti xumure. Bara 2005(2013) yuuniversiitii Haramayaa saayinsii Injiinariing(Engineering science) jalattii muummee ‘Electirical Computer Engineering’ filachuun barataan sabboonaaf garraamiin kun haala hoo’aaf milkaayina qabuun barnoota isaa hordofaa utuu jiruu, humni mootummaa abba hirree wayyaaneen guyyaa gaafa 29/05/2014 mooraa guddicha YUUNIVERSIITII HARAMAYAA keessaa bakka GADA-JAHE(IOT CUMPUS) jedhamuun beekamu, Gamoo H lakk-doormii 26 (H-26) duulli mootummaa wayyaanee saroota OPDO waliin doormiitti itti seenan, hiriyoota isaa faana qayyabachaa utuu jiruu, qabame. Barataan sabboonaan Nuraddin(Alsan) Hasan guyyaa gaafa qabamee kaasee hanga guyyaa kaleessaatti (01/06/2014) barattoota kakaaste hidhata dhaaba alaa waliin qabda jechuun barataa barumsa qofaaf maatii isaa irraa adda bahee barnoota isaa hordofaa jiru, magaalaa Hararitti guyyoota sadii guutuu fannisanii reeban. Erga inni of dadhabees, sobdee akka nuti si dhiifnuuf malee hin miidhamne ittiin jechuun, utuu reebanii lubbuun isaa dabarte. Gocha hammeenyaa hagana ga’u raawwatanii, hidhamaan of ajjeeseera, gara hospitaalaa haa deemu, haa qoratamu. Jechuun reeffa isaa gara hospitaala XIQUR AMBASSAA geessan. Obboleessa isaa SULXAAN HASAN, waamuun obboleessikee mana adabaatti of-ajjeese gara finfinneetti kottuu reeffa fuudhi, jechuun maatii isaatti bilbilan. Yeroo ammaa kana reeffi barataa kanaa magaala GUDAR ga’uu isaa ergaan bilbilaa nu ga’eera. “Lubbuukeef Jannatan Hawwa” itttiin jedhaa! Maddi oduu peejii “kuusaa Dhiiga Oromoo” ti peejicha ‘like’ haa goonu press ‘like’ link on Kuusaa Dhiiga Oromoo’s page. RAKKOO AMBOO KEESSA JIRU!#OromoProtests- 2nd June 2014 Akkuuma beekamu FDG FI WAA’EEN MASTEER PLANII erga jalqabe kaase Magalatii keessatti saba Oromoo irratti kan rawwatama jiru mutumma kamiyyun kan rawwatama ture waliin hin madalamu jechudhan gabasaan magala Amboo irra nu qaqabee jira! Waan Nama gadisiisu keessa Barataa yunviristi tokko kan guyya finciilli itti jalqabee rasaasan rukutamee hanga ammatti bakka warri Ogumma fayya itti barataan(Mana reeffa)keessa keessa tursuun Jimaata darbee halkaan keessa sa’ati 10 irratti gara dhalotasa Arsii geeffame!Maqaassa fi waan jiru qulqulleesine isiin geenya! Kana irra kan ka’e Baratoon guyyaa kaleessa irra egalaani nyaata lagachuun barumsaa fi qormaata dhabuun isanii yaddoo gudda Bulchinsa yunv.Ambootti ta’e jira! Kan biraan Barataa Afaan oromoo kan ta’e fi bara kana kan eebbiifamu Kitaaba wagga sadii kaase kan barreessa turee manxase gabaa irra olchuuf jedhe waliin kan qabamee lafa buteensa kan dhabame ture yeroo amma yoo kitaaba kee kana gubuuf gabaa irra olchuu baatte murtii du’a sitti murteesiina jedhanii yoo itti himanille hanga du’atti Ani qopha’a dha malee waan isiin jettaan kana naaf hin liqimsanu jechuunsa beekame! Mani murtii yeroo amma kana waraana wayyaane wajjiin uummaata fi baraatootta miilla isaani kateenan hidhamaan konkoolata guuddatti fe’uudhan garaan keessa ciibsani mana murtiiti deedebissa jiraachun isanii beekame jira! Magaala Amboo keessa Bishaani erga bade ji’a sadii kan ta’e yommu ta’u Ibsa halkaan dhamsuun Mana nama cabsuun sakata’aa yoo ijoollee Shamaraan jiratee Abbaa fi Hadha isaan qabani eerga hidhanii dirqisiisani akka gudeedan bira ga’amee jira!yeroo amma kana seerri fi Motumaan kan keessa hin jirreef humna waraana fi tika wayyaaneen akka rakkacha jirtuu bekameera! FDG itti fuuffa malee kan hin dhabaanne ta’u isa beekisisaniru! Ijjifannoon Uummaata Oromoof!!!

Student Nimona Tilahun Passed AwayAfter Prolonged Torture     in TPLF’s Prison.  Sabboona Nimona Xilahuun wareegame.

Gadaa.com (RAB, Waxibajjii 1, 2014) Mootummaan Woyyaanee Hegeree Biyyaa akkasitti karaatti hambisaa jira!   Dargaggoo Nimoonaa Xilaahun bara 2007 yunversiitii Finfinneetii eebbifamee godina Kaaba shawaa mana barumsaa Shanootti barsiisaa ta’ee yeroo ramadame akkuma dargaggoo Oromoo kaanii innis ummata isa guddisee, barsiisee kanaan isa ga’e tajaajiluuf hawwii guutuudhaan ture kan inni hojii barsiisummaa eegale. Akkuma dargaggeessa kamii iyyuu mana dhaabee ijoollee godhatee jireenya gaggeessuuf abjuun isaa bara dheeraa waan bakka ga’aa dhufe itti fakkaate. Waxibajjii 26, 2008 namni mul’ataa kun hojii barsiisummaa jalqabee reefuu baatii muraasa hojechuu isaati. Guyyuma kana akkuma guyyoota kaanii hiriyyoota isaa wojjin utuu mana barumsaa inni barsiisuu galaa jiruu konkolaataan lakkoofsa gabatee ishee 3-F taate dingata dhuuftee fundura isaa dhaabbate. Konkolaataan kun kan Poolisii Federaalaati. Konkolaataa kana keessaa namootni uffata sivilii uffatan utaalanii bu’uudhaan balleessaa tokko malee barsiisaa Nimoonaa ukkamsanii fuudhanii sokkani. Dargaggoo Nimoonaa utuu gara wojjira poolisii anichaatti illee hingeeffamiin dabarfamee iddoo hinbeekamnetti geeffamuu isaa namootni yeroo sana ijaan argan himaniiru. Haalli kun kan isaan yaadesse Oromootni baayyeen dhaabbileen mirga dhala namaa tiksan addunyaa dhiimma kana duukaa bu’anii lubbuu dargagoo Nimoonaa akka baraaraniif waamicha godhanii turan. Woggaa tokko, waggaa lamaa, sadii … woggootiin 6 nilakkaa’aman……… Mootummaan Woyyaanee ilmaan Oromoo, keesummaa immoo hegeree biyyaa kan ta’an dargagoota Oromoo hamilee cabsuuf tooftaa inni itti gargaaramu keessa inni tokkoo dargaggoota oromoo sammuu cimaa qaban ukkamsee mana hidhaa buusee, achitti torchii godhee, namummaatii isaan baasee gaafa isaan qarqara boollaa irra ga’an gadi darbachuu yookanis mana hidhaa keessatti ajjeesee reeffa isaanii baasuudha. Dargaggoo Nimoonaas carradhuma kanatu isa argate. Woggootii ja’aan darbaniif Manneetii hidhaa Mayikelaawwii, Qaallittii, Qiliinxoo, akkasumas Ziwaaytti gidiraa ilmoon namaa arguu hinqabne baayee arge. Kana irraa kan ka’es dhukkuba irra bu’e. Dhukkuba isaa kanaafis yeroo dheeraa fuundura woldhaansa haakimaa argachuun irra ture hinargatiin hafe. Bulchiinsi mana hidhaa Lubbuu dargaggoo kanaa baraaruuf gargaarsi woldhaansaa hakimaa olaanaan akka isa barbaachisu yoo beeke illee yeroo dheeraadhaaf irratti ilaaleera. Dhuma irratti guyyaa muraasa fuudura waardiyyoota poolisii federaalaa afuriin marfamee eegamaa hospitaala Xiqur Anbessaa akka seenu yoo godham iyyuu dhukkubni isaa waan baayyee irra tureef, yeroo itti gargaarsa argatutti waan hinargatiin hafeef hakiimotni kana booda waan baayee gargaaruu akka hindandeenye dubbataniiru. Umrii waggaa digdamootaa keessatti kan argamu dargaggoo xobbeen abdii borii amma guyyaa du’a isaatii eegachaa jirra jedhamee iddi himamee guyyaa yartuu boda gaafa Waxabajjii 5 bara 2014 wareegame. -http://gadaa.com/oduu/26253/2014/06/02/student-nimona-tilahun-terminally-ill-after-torture/ Radio Afuuraa Biyyaa (RAB) @ Facebook
#OromoProtests- ODUU GADDIISIISA, 28th May 2014
BULCHIINSI UNVERSIITI WALLAAGGAA HOJII SUKKAANNEESSA ITTI FUFEE DALAGUUN ISAA GABAAFAMEERA. Har’a gaafa guyyaa 28/05/2014 tajaajila barattotatin ykn student agalgilot kan jedhaamuu ni barbaadamta jedhaani barattuu maqaan ishee 1.GALANEE AMBAAWU jeedhaamtu mummee sport manajimeentii waggaa sadaassaa 3ffaa dhalootaan godiina qelleem danbiidoolloo ganda kanchii amaaratti dhalaatte kan guddaattee dormireteri fi humna tikaan dormii isheerra baasaani lafti buuteen ishee wallaalameera. hiriyoonnii ishee akka jedhaaniitti barattuu kanaaa ergaa qoraataaniin booda namoonni kaan bira yoo ya’ani namni tokko qoftii biraatti hafee biroo itti cufaani erga bahaaniin boodaa nuti akkamiin shamaarree tokko fi dhiira tokko kuta tokko keessaatti dhiiftaanii baatuu miidhaa yoo irraan gahee hoo jennaaan nu reebaani achiirra nu ari’aatani jedhu.egaa haaluumaa kanaan ergaa nu hariyaataanii maniichaa baasaani gara buuteen ishee walaalamee jedhuu.kanaaf mootummaan abba irree TPLFmirgaa shamaarrani eegna jechaa dirqiisiisaanii humni tikaasa shamaarran oromoo irraatti feedhii foon isaani dalaagaa kan jiraataan yoo ta’u sabni oromoo kamiiyuyuu falma isaa akka finisuu fii mirgii dhala namaaf falmaatu yoo jiraatee akka lubbuu mucaattii kana baraaruu dhamsa dabaarsiinaafi
May 29, 2014 (Jen and Josh in Ethiopia) — After the protests and violence in Ambo, we fled to the capital city of Addis Ababa and stayed at a little hotel called Yilma. Immediately, we started telling everyone about what happened in Ambo. We called and texted our friends, we talked to anyone at the hotel that would listen, and we posted things on Facebook. If we tell everyone about the protesters in Ambo being imprisoned and killed, surely it will stop, we reasoned.The next day, two strange men – one tall with dark skin, the other short with lighter skin – struck up a conversation with us in the hotel restaurant.“We’re from Minnesota, here to visit our family in Wollega,” they said. “Oh, we’re from St. Paul!” we replied, excited. “Oh, we’re from St. Paul, too!” they said, pulling out a fake-looking Minnesota driver’s license.The address said Worthington, not St. Paul.“How long have you lived in St. Paul?’ we asked. “Yes.” the tall man said, nervously. “I mean…how long have you lived in St. Paul?” we said, slower. “Just 2 weeks.” “And you’re already back in Ethiopia. And you just drove through Ambo, past all the protests and the police, to visit your family in Wollega?” we asked, thinking about the single paved road that heads west through Ambo. “Yes.” he replied. “You must be very brave,” we said, thinking about how the road was closed due to the violence. “Why?” he asked, baiting us with a stoic face.We froze, afraid to speak further. At that moment, after 20 months in Ethiopia, we finally understood why so many people in Oromia are afraid of spies. When we first arrived in Ambo, people thought WE were C.I.A. spies, which we found amusing…spies who couldn’t even speak the language? If we had been spies, we certainly weren’t very good at our job. But now, the tables were turned.The two men began following us around the hotel area, sitting next to us whenever possible, walking slowly past our table, then returning slowly past our table – sometimes up to 10 times per hour. A different man followed us to a restaurant about a mile from the hotel, then sat at the closest table to ours, rudely joining a young couple’s romantic dinner.For the next three days, we stopped telling people about the protests and the imprisonments and the killings in Ambo. We were afraid that the two men would be listening. We were afraid that someone was monitoring our communications on the government-controlled cell phone service and the government-controlled internet. Were we just paranoid? Were we really being monitored? Maybe we had just integrated too much, to the point where we had become Oromo, afraid of government spies and afraid of speaking out and being put in jail. While being ferenji (foreigners) gave us some level of protection, thoughts of the Swedish journaliststhrown into an Ethiopian jail in 2011 lingered in the backs of our minds. The journalists “were only doing their jobs, and human rights group Amnesty International said the journalists had been prosecuted for doing legitimate work.” Did we seem just as suspicious to the government as those Swedish journalists? We didn’t want to find out.Peace Corps gave all the volunteers strict instructions NOT to blog or post on Facebook about the protests or killings across Oromia. It is just too dangerous to say anything about the Ethiopian government, they pointed out.That’s when we decided to leave Ethiopia. For us, staying in Ambo, not ruffling any feathers, was not an option. How could we go back and pretend that our neighbors, students, and and fellow residents didn’t die or didn’t end up in prison? http://jenandjoshinethiopia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/ambo-protests-spying-spy.htmlhttp://etefa.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/ambo-protests-spying-the-spy/

Breaking News: Amma Galgala Kana Barattooti Oromoo Yuuniversitii Haromaayaa 10 Doormii Keessaa Lolotoota Wayyaaneen Ukkaamfaman.

Eegala Caamsaa 29,2014 Haromaayaa.

Guyyaa Ayyaana Wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 jechuun kabajamu mormuun barattooti Oromoo Yuuniversitii Haromayaa har’aa nyaata lagachuun mormii isaanii dhageessifataa oolan. Haala kanaan galgala ammaa sa’aa muraasa dura humni loltuu Federaalaa mooraa Yuuniversitii Haromayaa seenuun barattoota Oromoo 10 bakka ciisicha isaanii irraa deemee funaanuun ukkaamsee mana hidhaa hin beekamnetti geessee jira. Haalli kun haalaan sukkanneessaa ta’ee  jira.

  1. Sabboonaa barataa Leencoo Fiixaa Hordofaa agriculture waggaa 3ffaa ,bakki dhaloota Godina Shawwaa kibba lixa Aanaa Daawo
  2. Ararsaa Laggasaa kan inni baratu engenering waggaa 4ffaa,bakki dhaloota Godina kibba lixa shawaa aanaa Tolee
  3. Jaarraa Margaa,kan inni baratu water engenering waggaa 4ffaa bakki dhaloota Godina shawwaa kibba lixaa Sabbata
  4. Alsan Hassan bakki dhalootaa shawaa dhihaa Ambo,kan inni baratu electrical engenering wagga 2ffaa
  5. Walabummaa Goshee kan inni baratu Economics waggaa 2ffa bakki dhalootaa godina shawaa lixaa Ambo,
  6. Irranaa Kabbadaa kan inni baratu agricultural wagga 2ffaa bakki dhalootaa godina Shawaa lixaa Ambo
  7. Sanyii Yaalii kan inni baratu economics waggaa 3ffaa bakki dhalootaa godina Shawaa lixaa AMBO
  8. Biqila Toleeraa  kan inni baratu veternari Medecine waggaa 6ffaa bakki dhaloota godina kibba lixa Shawaa AMBO
  9. Raggaasaa  kan inni baratu waggaa lammaaffaa water engenering bakki dhalootaa Godina Shawa lixati 10.maqaan nu hin geenye.Ammaaf maqaan hin baramne.
In picture: student Leencoo Fiixaa
#OromoProtests-
Oromo Students Abducted From Haromaya University on May 28 Ten Oromo students were abducted from Haromaya University by Ethiopian (TPLF/Agazi) security forces on Wednesday,  28th May  2014. Their where abouts is unknown. Among the abductees are: 1. Lencho Fita Hordofa, 3rd year in the Department of Agriculture. He was born in the district of Dawo, South Shewa Zone of Oromia state 2. Ararsaa Lagasaa, 4th year student in the Department of Water Engineering. He was born and raised in the Tolee distrit of South Shewa Zone 3. Jaaraa Margaa, 4th year student in the Department of Water Engineering. He was born and raised in Sabata, South Shewa Zone 4. Alsan Hasan, 2nd year student in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He was born and raised in Ambo, West Shewa Zone 5. Walabummaa Goshee, 2nd year student in the Department of Economics. He was born and raised in Ambo, West Shewa Zone.
6. Irranaa Kabbadaa, 2nd year student in the Department of Agriculture. He was born and raised in Ambo, West Shoa Zone.
7. Sanyii Yaalii, 3rd year student in the Department of Economics. He was born and raised in Ambo, West Shoa zone.
8. Biqila Toleeraa, 6th year medical student, Department of Veterinary Medicine. He was raised in Ambo, South West Shoa zone.
9.  Raggaasaa, 2nd year student in the Department of Water Engineering. He was raised in Ambo, West Shoa zone.
The names of the 10th student is not identified  at this time. Shown in the photograph is Lencho Fita Hordofa, one of the ten kidnapped.Barataa Fiixaa Hordofaa agriculture waggaa 3ffaa

Submission from the HRLHA 26th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (10 – 27 June 2014)

HRLHA FineMay 27, 2014

Submission from the HRLHA 26th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (10 – 27 June 2014)


Item 3:Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development


(Country- Ethiopia)

HRLHA is a non-political organization which attempts to challenge human rights abuses suffered by the peoples of various nations and nationalities in the Horn of Africa. HRLHA is aimed at defending fundamental human rights including freedoms of thought, expression, movement and organization. It is also aimed at raising the awareness of individuals about their own basic human rights and that of others. It focuses on the observances as well as the due processes of law. It promotes the growth and development of free and vigorous civil societies.

Executive Summary

This report covers mainly the gross human right violations in Ethiopia that have happened in the past twenty- three years in general, and the current human rights crisis in the Regional State of Oromia in Ethiopia in particular.

The EPRDF/TPLF Government has committed gross human rights violations against the people of Ethiopia since it came to power in 1991 after toppling the dictatorial Dergue regime,   contrary to the constitution of Ethiopia (1995) and international human rights treaties it has signed and rectified. It has continued to suppress the freedom expression, political and civil rights and, as a result, has sent dozen of journalists, bloggers, and hundreds of leaders and members of opposition political parties to jail. In violations of the right to protest and demonstrations, peaceful demonstrators have been shot at and killed, kidnapped and disappeared; hundreds have been arrested in mass and detained. A good case in point is the most recent very violent attack against unarmed and peaceful protestors of Oromo students of universities, colleges, and high schools in the regional state of Oromia.

Methodology

The information in this report is mainly based on HRLHA’s reports on human rights violations in Ethiopia as well as reports from other sources such as various international human rights organizations and civil society groups, and the US State Department annual country report of 2013.

Violations of Fundamental Rights

The current EPRDF government claims that the basic and fundamental rights of the citizens are respected in Ethiopia, and that the country is heading towards democracy. However, on the contrary, the basic  and fundamental rights  of citizens   enshrined in  the Ethiopian Constitution of 1995, under Chapter three  (fundamental rights and freedoms,  articles 13-28 and democratic rights ,articles 29-44)[1]  which  guarantees civil liberty  and  life in peace and harmony has been extremely violated.  In the above articles are included individuals and common rights, such as equality before the law, freedom of speech and expression, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, freedom to practice religion. All are highlighted on paper only for the political consumption. In other words they are used as a cover-up for the gross violations of human rights..

Democratic Rights

After the first global expression of rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which all human beings are inherently entitled, has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The international, regional  and national  documents were created to enforce  the promotion of the rights enshrined in the declaration.  Peaceful assembly (Article 20(1)) in the UDHR, while often characterized by marches, rallies and mass demonstration, which obviously involves the presence of a number of individuals in the public places, has been echoed in international law, regional standards, and national constitutions throughout the world.

It becomes customary that in different parts of the world people are expressing their grievances/ dissatisfactions and complaints against their governments by peaceful demonstrations and assemblies.  When such nonviolent and peaceful civil rallies are taking, place it should always be the state’s responsibility to respect and guard their citizens’ freedom of peaceful assembly and demonstration. These responsibilities also should apply even during times of political protest, when a state’s power is questioned, challenged, or perhaps undermined by assemblies of citizens practicing in nonviolent resistance.

The 1995 Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, articles 29 and 30 also grant these democratic rights to the Ethiopian citizens without distinction[2].  The Right of Thought, Opinion and Expression, The Right of Assembly, Demonstration and Petition are the rights of Ethiopian citizens through which they can express their opinions and dissatisfactions with the performances and activities of their government

However, in the past two decades the current Ethiopian government proved that peaceful assemblies and demonstrations, expression of thoughts are not tolerated. Since the current government came to power in 1991, thousands of citizens who held political agenda different from the ruling party’s were systematically jailed, abducted or killed. Those who criticized the government of Ethiopia including journalists, bloggers, universities and high school students and teachers who took to streets to demand their rights peacefully were beaten, arrested and detained or killed. The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa has been reporting in different ways on the systematic human rights violations by the Ethiopian government and its security agents against peaceful demonstrators. These include the recent case of Oromo students from different universities and colleges. The Oromo students were discriminately targeted particularly in the past six years[3].  The current political crises in Oromia regional state of Ethiopia is the continuation of the above facts.  Peaceful protests against the so called the Master plan of  Addis Ababa, which is likely to cause the estimated eviction of around 6 million Oromo  peasants around the area and planed to be sold to the wealthy non-Oromos, should not be considered as  a criminal activity. Instead it should be tolerated and be considered as one of the ways that the citizens can express their thoughts and concerns on the development plan of the government in which they were not consulted and did not give their consent.

The Addis Ababa Expansion-related protests quickly spread around universities, colleges and high schools all over Oromia. And in response, contrary to the provisions in the constitution of the land and international basic and fundamental rights of the citizens, the Ethiopian government launched a brutal crackdown against peacefully demonstrating Oromo students in order to freeze the peaceful demand of the protestors. As a result of this brutal crackdown by special squads, more than 36 students were killed, hundreds wounded and thousands of others arrested and thrown into detentions. The protest against the expansion of Addis Ababa was not limited to students only, but also involved city dwellers, farmers and workers in Oromia. The most affected area was the Ambo Town and its surroundings where 16 University and high school students were killed, including the eight (8) year old boy.

The Ethiopian Government’s atrocities that targeted  the Oromo nation during the nationwide protest from April 24 to May 24, 2014 have been condemned by worldwide human rights organizations, public media, and other civic organizations..

The Human Rights Watch[4], Amnesty International[5], Oromia Suport Group[6], Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa[7], The guardian[8], BBC[9] , CNN[10] and  The Create Trust[11]   are among the organizations which  condemn and reported  the crime against humanity taken against the Oromo nation by Ethiopian armed force.

The Ethiopian Government has repeatedly implemented various excessive forces to dissolve peaceful protests in violations of international treaties it has signed and ratified. The responses to legal, constitutional and peaceful protests should not include actions that violate human rights, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, even guns or other violence.  HRLH believes many atrocities, that were not reported on due to the tight controls, restrictions, and censorships on all local and international media, are taking place. The Ethiopian Government does not have any justification for the illegality of the protests for taking such brutal action against peaceful and unarmed students and other protestors.   An illegal protest may happen if the protest becomes violent or is in violation of the state’s laws of public order and civility.

Even if some peaceful protests include deliberate acts of civil disobedience, in which case it is permissible for states to make individual arrests of law offenders. However, as recognized by an HRC panel discussion on the matter (A/HRC 19/40)[12], the increasing use of criminal law against protest participants may ultimately contradict the states’ responsibility to uphold the right to peaceful assembly.  In this situation the Ethiopian Government clearly violated the right to legal peaceful protest.

Recommendation:

  1. The Ethiopian Government first of all must respect and implement the rights of citizens enshrined in the constitution of the country (1995) and enforce the Ethiopian penal code of 2004
  2. Ethiopia must avoid an excessive force in response to Oromo protests
  3. The Ethiopian Government must abide by all international human rights instruments to which the country is a signatory
  4. The Ethiopian Government must allow a fully independent, civilian-led investigation into the death of Oromo students and civilians including gross human rights violation in Oromia.

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[1] Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1995,http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=193667 [2]  Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 1995,http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=193667 [3] http://humanrightsleague.com/2014/03/14033/,  http://humanrightsleague.com/2013/03/ethiopia-academic-institutions-are-meant-to-teach-not-to-serve-as-political-tools/,   http://humanrightsleague.com/2013/01/ethiopia-beatings-arrests-and-detentions-at-addis-ababa-university/

http://humanrightsleague.com/2012/02/widespread-violence-against-students-in-ethiopia/,http://humanrightsleague.com/2012/01/continued-violence-in-academic-institutions/

http://humanrightsleague.com/2011/08/kidnappings-and-disappearances-of-university-students/

http://humanrightsleague.com/2011/05/ethiopia-a-generation-targeted-the-futures-of-a-nation-at-risk/#respond

http://humanrightsleague.com/2011/04/ethiopia-human-rights-league-of-the-horn-of-africahrlha-urgent-action-and-appeal-2/

[4] Ethiopia: Brutal Crackdown on Protestshttp://www.hrw.org/news/2014/05/05/ethiopia-brutal-crackdown-protests

[5] ETHIOPIA: AUTHORITIES MUST PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR SCORES OF PROTESTERS KILLED, INJURED AND ARRESTED IN OROMIA, http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR25/002/2014/en

[6] Press Release from the Oromia Support Group (OSG) on the Oromo demonstrators arrested, beaten and shot dead by the Ethiopian Agazi Security Forces, 7 May 2014,http://ayyaantuu.com/human-rights/press-release-from-the-oromia-support-group-osg-on-the-oromo-demonstrators-arrested-beaten-and-shot-dead-by-the-ethiopian-agazi-security-forces/

[7] Ethiopia: Ambo under Siege, Daily Activities Paralyzed HRLHA Urgent Action, 13 May, 2014 http://humanrightsleague.com/2014/05/ethiopia-ambo-under-siege-daily-activities-paralyzed-hrlha-urgent-action/ -ETHIOPIA: Region-Wide, Heavy-Handed Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters HRLHA Urgent Action, May 01, 2014 http://humanrightsleague.com/2014/05/ethiopia-region-wide-heavy-handed-crackdown-on-peaceful-protesters-hrlha-urgent-action/ -Ethiopia: Worrisome Situations in Detention Centres HRLHA – Urgent Action, May 24, 2014 http://humanrightsleague.com/2014/05/ethiopia-worrisome-situations-in-detention-centres-hrlha-urgent-action/ [8] Ethiopia crackdown on student protests taints higher education success,http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/may/22/ethiopia-crackdown-student-protest-education [9]Ethiopia protest: Ambo students killed in Oromia state, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27251331 [10] Ethiopian Security Forces Open Fire on Students, http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1125264 [11] When Enough is Enough: Rise up People of Ethiopia, May 23, 2014 http://thecreatetrust.org/

[12] Summary of the Human Rights Council panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context  of peaceful protests prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session19/A-HRC-19-40_en.pdf

http://ayyaantuu.com/human-rights/submission-from-the-hrlha-26th-regular-session-of-the-human-rights-council-10-27-june-2014/

Ambo Protests: A Personal Account

Ironically, as we sat at home, listening to gunshots all day long, John Kerry was visiting Ethiopia, a mere 2 hours away in Addis Ababa, to encourage democratic development. Around 3pm, while the sounds of the protests were far on the east side of town, we heard gunshots so close to our house that we both ducked reflexively. An hour later, we talked to a young man who said, numbly, “I carried their bodies from their compound to the clinic.” Our two young neighbors – university students – had been hunted down by the federal police and killed in their home while the protest was on the opposite side of town. Another friend told us about 2 students who were shot and killed by the federal police in front of a primary school…again, far away from the protest. Wednesday night, we slept fitfully, listening to the sounds of the federal police coming around our neighborhood. They were yelling over a bullhorn in Amharic, which we didn’t understand, but was later translated for us: “Stay inside your compound tonight and tomorrow.” Thursday, the bus station was closed and there weren’t any cars on the roads. That morning, a Peace Corps driver finally came to get us, looking terrified as he pulled up quickly to our house. We had to stop at the police station to get permission to leave town. While waiting at the station, we saw at least 50 people brought into the station at gunpoint, some from the backs of military trucks and many from a bus. Inside the police compound, there were hundreds of demonstrators overflowing the capacity of the prison, many of them visibly beaten and injured. After the U.S. Embassy requested our release, we headed out of town. The entire east side of town, starting from the bus station, was damaged. A bank, hotel, café, and many cars were damaged or burned. Our driver swerved to avoid the charred remains of vehicles sitting in the middle of the street.   We couldn’t help but shed tears at the sight of our beloved, damaged town. – Read more @http://jenandjoshinethiopia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/ambo-protests-personal-account.html?spref=tw

Ethiopia: Worrisome Situations in Detention Centres Where #OromoProtests Protesters Imprisoned; an HRLHA Urgent Action

The following is a statement from the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA).

———————— May 24, 2014 For Immediate Release Gadaa.com While kidnappings and/or extra-judicial arrests and detentions have continued particularly around academic institutions in different parts of the regional state of Oromia in Ethiopia, disturbing and worrisome reports are coming out of detention centres where the Oromo students arrested in the past two weeks are being held. According to HRLHA correspondents in Nakamte, Wollega Province in western Oromia, there have been cases of tortures of varying levels as well as detainees being taken away in the middle of the night to unknown destinations for unknown reasons. Fifty (50) detainees, including thirteen females, were taken away at one time alone; and their whereabouts were not known. In relation to tortures, the reports indicate that some of the detainees are isolated from others and held in separate rooms handcuffed and legs tied together with their hands on the their backs. There were ten students subjected to this particular situation, among whom were Std. Tesfaye Tuffa (male) and Std. Bontu Hailu (female). Although not confirmed at this point, there were also eight students who were screened out in order to be transferred to a detention or investigation office at the federal level; and these include: 1. Chalaa Fekaduu Gashe (high school student), 2. Chalaa Fekaduu Raajoo (high school student), 3. Nimoonaa Kebede (Wollega University 5th year law student), 4. Moi Bon Misganuu (Wollega University, student), 5. Abdii Gaddisaa (high school student), 6. Abel Dagim (high school student), 7. Qalbessa Getachew (high school student), 8. Mulgeta Gemechu (high school student), 9. Edosa Namara Dheressa, Civil Engineering, Wallaga University In the meantime, reports indicate that kidnappings and/or extra-judicial arrests and detentions have continued in different parts of the regional state of Oromia, particularly in Hararge/Haromaya, West Showa, and West Wollega, all in relation to the protests that have been going on in the Regional State of Oromia in opposition to the newly introduced master plan to expand the Capital City of Addis Ababa/Finfinne in all directions by displacing the local Oromo residents. The following are among the hundreds of the most recent cases of kidnappings, arrests and detentions: 1) Edosa Namara Deressa – Wollega University (Civil Engineering) 2) Walabuma Dabale -Adama University, West Showa, 3) Ebisa Dale -Adama University 4) Ganamo Kurke -Adama University 5) Liban Taressa – Adama University 6) Adam Godana -Adama University 7) Bodana (last name not obtained) – Adama University Name of other detainees arrested May 15-17, 2014: Gadaa.com Gadaa.com Gadaa.com Gadaa.com The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) is highly concerned about the life-threatening situations in the detention centres where those young Oromos were held, and the safety and wellbeing of those who were taken to unknown destinations. Therefore, HRLHA calls upon the Ethiopian Government to abide by all international human rights instruments that it has signed, and refrain from subjecting the young detainees to such harsh situations. It also calls upon all local, regional, and international human rights organizations including UN Human Rights Council, humanitarian, and diplomatic agencies to put pressure on the Ethiopian Government so that it: 1. Unconditionally releases the Oromo students who were detained in the past two and three weeks simply because the attempted to exercise some of their fundamental rights in a peaceful and absolutely non-violent manner. 2. Stop killing, arresting and abducting Oromo nationals 3. To form an independent committee from civilians for investigation and Prosecution of the killing and torturing crimes. – HRLHA http://humanrightsleague.com/2014/05/ethiopia-worrisome-situations-in-detention-centres-hrlha-urgent-action/

http://gadaa.com/oduu/25701/2014/05/24/ethiopia-worrisome-situations-in-detention-centres-where-oromoprotests-protesters-imprisoned-an-hrlha-urgent-action/

The Ethiopian government likes to trumpet its higher education system to its western aid backers as a crowning success of its development policy. As billions in foreign aid are spent annually on Ethiopia, the west must be more cognisant of the fact that this money helps reinforce a government which cuts down those who dare to speak out against it. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Ambo in Oromia state. On 25 April, protests against government plans to bring parts the town under the administrative jurisdiction of the capital, Addis Ababa, began at Ambo University. By the following Tuesday, as protests spread to the town and other areas of Oromia, dozens of demonstrators had been killed in clashes with government forces, according to witnesses. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/may/22/ethiopia-crackdown-student-protest-education

When Enough is Enough

Rise up People of Ethiopia

by GRAHAM PEEBLES

Since 25th April, students have demonstrated throughout the Oromia Regional State, protesting against the government’s sinister sounding ‘Integrated Development Master Plan’. The Oromo people constitute Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group — around 27 million people — almost a third of the population. They have been marginalised and discriminated against since the 19th century when Empress Taytu Betul (wife of Menelikk II) chose the site of Addis Ababa for the capital. As the city grew Oromos were evicted from their land and forced onto the margins — socially, economically and politically: “time and again, Oromo farmers were removed from their land under the guise of development without adequate compensation.”[Geeska Africa]. Like tyrants everywhere, the paranoid EPRDF is hostile to all forms of dissent no matter the source; however they react with greater levels of brutality to dissenting voices in Oromia than perhaps anywhere else in the country, and “scores of Oromos are regularly arrested based on their actual or suspected opposition to the government.” [Amnesty International (AI)]

The proposed ‘master plan’ would substantially expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa into areas of Oromia surrounding the capital. “Protestors claim they merely wanted to raise questions about the plan — but were answered with violence and intimidation.” [BBC] They rightly feel smallholder farmers and other groups living on government land (all land in Ethiopia is government owned) would once again be threatened, leading to large scale evictions to make way for land leasing or land sales, as has happened elsewhere in the country. In addition many Oromos see the proposed expansion as a broader threat to their regional and cultural identity and say the scheme is “in violation of the Constitutionally-guaranteed protection of the ‘special interests’ of the Oromia state.” [AI] Constitutional guarantees that mean nothing to the members of the ruling party, or a politically controlled judiciary.

Killing, beating, intimidating

University campuses have formed the beating heart of the protest movement that has now spread throughout the region. On Tuesday 29th April around 25,000 people, “including residents of Ambo town in central Oromia, participated in a city wide demonstration, in the largest show of opposition to the government’s plans to date.” [Revolution News] Somewhat predictably, security forces, consisting of the federal police and military Special Forces known as the ‘Agazi’, have “responded by shooting at and beating peaceful protesters in Ambo, Nekemte, Jimma, and other towns with unconfirmed reports from witnesses of dozens of casualties.” [Human Rights Watch (HRW)] A witness told Amnesty International that on the third day of protest in Guder town, near Ambo, the security forces were waiting for the protesters and opened fire when they arrived. “She said five people were killed in front of her. A source in Robe town, the location of Madawalabu University, reported that 11 bodies had been seen in a hospital in the town. Another witness said they had seen five bodies in Ambo [80 miles west of Addis Ababa] hospital.”

Whilst the government says that “at least nine students have died” during the protests, “a witness told the BBC that 47 were killed by the security forces” — a misleading term for government thugs, who are killing, beating and intimidating innocent civilians: Amnesty reports that children as young as 11 years of age were among the dead. In addition to killing peaceful protesters, large numbers have been beaten up during and after protests, resulting in scores of injuries, and hundreds or “several thousands”, according to the main Oromia opposition party, the Oromo Federalist Congress (AFC), have been arbitrarily arrested and are being detained incommunicado. Given the regime’s history those imprisoned face a very real risk of torture.

In many cases the arrests took place after the protesters had dispersed. “Security forces have conducted house to house searches in many locations in the region, [looking] for students and others who may have been involved. New arrests continue to be reported,” [AI] and squads of government thugs are reportedly beating local residents in a crude attempt at intimidation. Amnesty reports the case of a father whose son was shot dead during a protest, being ‘severely beaten’ by security forces, who told the bereaved parent “he should have taught his son some discipline.”

The Oromia community has often been the target of government aggression, and recent events are reminiscent of January 2004, when several Oromia students at Addis Ababa University were shot and killed when protesting for the right to stage an Oromo cultural event on campus. Many more were wounded and 494 [Oromo Support Group (OSG)] were arrested and detained without charge or trial. HRW reported how “police ordered both male and female students to run and crawl barefoot, bare-kneed, and bare-armed over sharp gravel for three-and-half hours; they were also forced to carry each other over the gravel.” The Police, HRW goes on to say, “have repeatedly employed similar methods of torture and yet are rarely held accountable for their excesses.”

The recent level of extreme violence displayed by the State is not unusual and takes place throughout Ethiopia; what is new is the response of the people. Anger at the security forces criminality has fuelled further demonstrations in Oromo as friends and family of those murdered have added their voices to the growing protest movement. This righteous stand against government brutality and injustice is heartening for the country and should be supported with condemnation and pressure from international donors and the UN more broadly. Those arrested during protests must be immediately released and investigations into killings by security personnel instigated as a matter of utmost urgency.

Tools of control

The government’s heavy-handed reaction to the Oromo protests is but the latest example of the regime’s ruthless response to criticism of its policies. Political opposition parties, when tolerated at all have been totally marginalised, dissenting independent voices are quickly silenced and a general atmosphere of fear is all pervading. Despite freedom of expression being a constitutional right virtually all media outlets are either government owned or controlled; “blogs and Internet pages critical of the Ethiopian government are regularly blocked and independent radio stations, particularly those broadcasting in Amharic and Afan Oromo, are routinely jammed.” [HRW] The EPRDF has created “one of the most repressive media environments in the world.” Reinforcing this condition, “the government on April 25th and 26th arbitrarily arrested nine bloggers and journalists in Addis Ababa. They remain in detention without charge.” [Ibid] International human rights groups (whose activities have been severely restricted by the stifling Charities and Societies Proclamation of 2009) as well as foreign journalists are not welcome, and reporters “who have attempted to reach the current demonstrations have been turned away or detained,” [Ibid] making it difficult to confirm exact numbers of those killed by government security personnel.

The UN Human Rights Council recently reviewed Ethiopia’s human rights record under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Since the first review in 2009 the human rights condition has greatly deteriorated. The EPRDF rules the country through fear and intimidation, they have introduced ambiguous, universally condemned legislation to control and intimidate: the Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSO law) and the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation specifically. Laws of repression that together have made independent media and civil society completely ineffective. Freedom of assembly – another constitutional right – is not allowed, (or as can be seen with the Oromo protests) is dealt with in the harshest manner possible; the Internet and telecommunications are controlled and monitored by the government and phone records/recordings are easily obtained by security personnel. Arbitrary arrests and false Imprisonment of anyone criticizing the government is routine as is the use of torture on those incarcerated. In the Ogaden region the regime is committing gross human rights abuses constituting crimes against humanity and in Gambella and the Lower Omo Valley large numbers of indigenous people have been forcibly moved into government camps (Villagization Programme), as land is sold for pennies to international companies. In short, human rights are completely ignored by the Government in Ethiopia. As the people begin to come together and protest, international pressure should be applied on the regime to observe the rule of law and uphold the people’s fundamental human rights. Read more @http://www.counterpunch.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsUqxdAcD5U

#OromoProtest-  Barbaric Attack On peaceful and unarmed Oromo Students and civilians by TPLF/Agazi forces at Madda Waalabuu University, Bale Soutrhern Oromia, 21 May 2014.

IOYA Appeal Letter

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Dear Sir, Madam,

We are reaching out to you as the Board of officers of the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) whose nation is in turmoil back in Oromia, Ethiopia. Recently, Oromo students have been protesting against the new Addis Ababa “Integrated Master Plan” which aims at incorporating smaller towns surrounding Addis Ababa for the convenience of vacating land for investors by displacing millions of Oromo farmers. As a political move, this will essentially result in the displacement of the indigenous peoples and their families. Oromo farmers will be dispossessed of their land and their survival both economic and cultural terms will be threatened. The Oromos strongly believe that this plan will expose their natural environment to risk, threaten their economic means of livelihood (subsistence farming), and violate their constitutional rights.

The Ethiopian government is executing its political agenda of progressive marginalization of the Oromo people from matters that concern them both in the Addis Ababa city and the wider Oromia region. The master plan is an unconstitutional change of the territorial expansion over which the city administration has a jurisdiction. The government justifies the move in the name of enhancing the development of the city and facilitating economic growth. The justification is merely a tactical move masked for the governments continued abuse of human rights of the Oromo people.  While the Oromos understand that Addis Ababa itself is an Oromo city that serves as the capital of the federal government, they also consider this move as an encroachment on the jurisdiction and borders of the state of Oromia.

The protesters peacefully demonstrated against this move. University students and residents have been in opposition to the plan, but their struggle has been met by a brutal repression in the hands of the military police (famously known as the Agazi). It has been reported that shootings, arrests, and imprisonments are becoming rampant. It is also reported that the death toll is increasing by the hour. Recently, sources indicate that over 80 people have been shot dead, others severally injured and thousands arrested. In addition, Oromo students have been protesting peacefully for over three weeks now, despite mass killings and arrests by Ethiopian security forces. University and high school students from more than ten universities have been engaging in the Oromo protests. The peaceful rally has now spread across the whole country and is expected to continue until the Ethiopian government refrains from incorporating over 36 surrounding smaller towns into Addis Ababa. It is stated to be displacing an estimate of 6.6 million people and violating constitutional rights of regional states.

As an organization subscribing to broader democratic engagement of the Oromo youth, we oppose the brutal violence that the Ethiopian government is meting out on innocent, unarmed young students who are peacefully protesting. As leaders of the Oromo community, we support and stand in solidarity with Oromo protests in Ethiopia. The human rights violations being carried out by the Ethiopian government against innocent students are unacceptable. Continuous assaults, tortures, and killings of innocent civilians must be stopped. We urge you to join us in denouncing these inhumane and cruel activities carried out by the Ethiopian government. We believe it is imperative that the international community raise its voice and take action to stop the ongoing atrocities that are wreaking havoc to families and communities in the Oromia region.

We urgently request that such actions be taken in an attempt to pressure the Ethiopian government to stop terrorizing and killing peaceful protesters:

  • The US government and other International organizations should condemn the Ethiopian government’s brutal action taken on unarmed innocent civilians. Furthermore, we demand over 30,000 innocent protesters to be released from prisons, as they will be subjected to torture and ill treatment.
  • The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) is currently terrorizing its own electorates/nation. Under the law of R2P in the UN constitution, the international community is obliged to protect a nation that is being terrorized by its own government and EPRDF should be taken accountable.
  • We demand Ethiopia to be expelled from any regional and international cooperation including and not limited to AU and UN for its previous and current human rights violations. The International community should stop providing support in the name of AID and development to Ethiopia as it is violating the fundamental and basic needs of its nation.
  • The Ethiopian government should be stopped on immediate effect; its forceful displacement of the indigenous peoples across Ethiopia is unjust and unconstitutional. We ask the United States, European Union, and the United Nations to stand in solidarity with peaceful student protesters who are condemning such injustice.
  • The onus is on the international community to act in favor of the innocent and civilian populace that is seeking its fundamental right. Punitive actions towards this government should be taken for cracking down on freedom of expression and other democratic rights being expressed by its citizens.

We believe it is in the interest of our common humanity to take responsibility, to pay attention to this problem, to witness the plight of the voiceless victims, and to raise concerns to the Ethiopian government so it can desist from its brutal acts of repression.

We count on your solidarity to help the Oromo youth be spared from arbitrary arrest, incarceration, and shootings.

Yours Respectfully,

International Oromo Youth Association

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/ioya-appeal-letter/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=biinZe1Edeo

Gambella Nilotes Army Condemns Killing Oromos for Their Land

GNUM Press Release 15th May 2014, Gambella “Ethiopian Government Must Stop Killing Oromos for their Land”

Gambella Nilotes United Movement/Army (GNUM/A) condemns the mass killing perpetuated by the TPLF-Led Ethiopian government’s security forces against the Oromo University students and other innocent civilians which occurred in many parts of Oromia Region particularly in Ambo Zone since last two weeks. The students were peacefully demonstrating their constitutional right for the Oromo farmers who were/are forcefully and illegally evicted from their ancestral land around Finfine (Addis Ababa) due to new Addis Ababa Integrated Master Plan imposed upon them. As our sources confirm the killings continue in Nekemte town and other areas of which unconfirmed number of innocent Oromos are being massacred. Many are arrested and many more disappeared from their homes as the protest demonstrations continue. It should be known that the proposed Master Plan by the TPLF – Led government of Ethiopia did not consider the interest and participation of the Oromo people to ensure that it would not cause eviction of people and land grabbing. The plan affirms the continuation of land grabbing policy designed to displaced poor rural people of Gambella, Ogaden, Benisgangul Gumuz, Afar, South Omo and other parts of the country. The Master plan will evict million of Oromo farmers from their ancestral land and make them landless, an act which denies their traditional land ownership rights around Addis Ababa. It must be condemned at all might for it is undemocratic and barbaric. It follows the mode of Menelik who built the country on slave trade economy in raiding slaves and plundering resources of the subjects, in exchange for weapons from European colonisers to build his hegemony, of which the Oromos, Gambellans, Ogadenians, Beneshagul/Gumuz people, Afar, south western nations and nationalities, and others were the victims. The wounds inflicted by the Menelik in the past are still open and bleeding, and it is immoral for the TPLF- Led government to scratch the wounds inflicted by their ancestors against Oromos without remorse. For this reason we call upon all the Oromos to unite. Whatever differences may exist, Oromos must unite as one body and seek solidarity from other oppressed people who are fighting for their freedom. The TPLF – Led Ethiopian government is racist beyond any doubt, and it is a failed state that believes in enforcing its racist policies at gun point. The unity and moral we have are more than the weapons they put their belief. We shall prevail. It must not be allowed to sell out Oromo land to foreign investors or to settle their own people in Oromos’ land while Oromos are evicted. Currently other Ethiopian are not entitled to own large land for their business unless those coming from northern part of the country. The land taken from all the oppressed people elsewhere in the country including the Oromos should be categorized as stolen property, in which day has come, actually it is very near to claim it back from all TPLF members and supporters. We encourage all Oromo people to continue with their demonstration not to allow any inch of Oromo land to Addis Ababa Master Plan. We call upon all the Oromo people throughout the world to strengthen their solidarity in support to those who are sacrificing their lives in the country for the freedom of Oromos. Gambella Nilotes United Movement/Army (GNUM/A) is also calling upon all people of Gambella and other South Western Nilotes to stand together with Oromo people who are suffering under brutal Ethiopian government. We call upon the international community, international human rights organizations and other concerned bodies to condemn the ongoing human rights abuses and atrocities perpetrated by the TPLF/EPRDF regime against the Oromo innocent civilians who are demanding their constitutional rights from the government. We are also calling upon the United Nations, EU, AU, and all other humanitarian organizations operating in Ethiopia to closely monitor the political and military action against the innocent civilian in Oromia region. At last we call upon the TPLF/EPRDF government to stop killing of the Oromos; to release our brothers kept in various prisons in the country under inhumanly conditions; to recognize the communal land rights and ownership in accord with the UN provisions; to respect Article 39 provision in the constitution and recognizes territorial integrity to stop extinction measures; to respect our independence development and foreign policies to ensure our freedom and prosperity in our territories. In conclusion the Gambella Nilotes United Movement/Army (GNUM/A) will continue its struggle for all people of Gambella and other oppressed Ethiopian to ensure freedom, justice, security and prosperity are brought to the oppressed. “Freedom and Justice for All Oppressed People of Oromo” “Unite We Must to Fight for the Rights and Justice of Indigenous South Western Nilotic and Omotic Peoples of Ethiopia” GAMBELLA NILOTES UNITED MOVEMENT/ARMY CENTRAL COMMITTEE Our contact: gambellagnuma@yahoo.com OR gambellagnuma@gmail.com http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/gambella-nilotes-army-condemns-killing-oromos-for-their-land/   Barattoota Oromoo kan Yuuiversitoota garagaraat osoo karaa nagaan hiriira bahani dhimma abba biyummaa isaanii falmata jiranuu lubbuun isaanii waraana mootummaa Wayyaanen darbite keessaa seenaa gabaabaa barattuu Tigist Maammoo Simaa isiniif qooda. Tigist Abbaa ishee Obbo Maammoo Simaa fi Haadha ishee Aaddee Ayeetuu Maammoo irraa bara 1992 akka lakkoofsa Oromootti Biyya Oromiyaa Godina Kibba lixa Shawaa Aanaa sadeen Sooddoo Ganda Saaririti jedhamutti dhalattee. 
Mana barnoota sadarkaa 1ffaa kan barattee 1-8 mana barnoota Calalaqa kan jedhamu miilan deemsa sa’a lama deemte barattee.sadarkaa 2ffaa 9-12 mana barnoota Harbuu Cululleetti baratte.

Akkasuma qabxii gaarii fiduun Yuuniversitii  Maddaa Walaabutti waggaa 1ffaa barata osoo jirtuu  FDGf n gaaffii mirgaa baratooti Oromoo Ebla 28, 2014 kaasaniin wal qabatee rasaasa diinaan wareega lubbuu saba Oromoof jecdha kafalte.

Gootittiin Oromoo Tigist Maammoo dhalattee ganna 22ti gootummaan uumata Oromoof wareega kafalete. Qabasaawaan yoo kufe illee Qabsoon itti fufee kaayyoo isaanii bakkaan ni gaha.

#OromoProtetsts- Tigist Mammo, Oromo student at Madda Waalabu University, murdered by TPLF/ Agazi forces. http://maddawalaabuupress.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/seenaa-gabaabaa-gootittii-oromoo.html?spref=fb   #OromoProtests- Peaceful Oromo students and civilians were attacked and wounded by Agazi in Nekemte, Western Oromia. Denied medical help. Agazi forced them out from hospital.  Medical workers at Nekemte hospital were attacked by Agazi for giving medical services to wounded students and civilians. 20th May 2014

ODUU GADDISISSA!! Godina Wallagga lixaa aanaa Gimbii ganda waloo yesuusitti dhalata barataa Gammachiis Dabalaa umuriin 16 yoo ta’u barataa kutaa 9ti. Jireenyasaa keessatti cilee gubee gara magaalaa gimbii geessee ittin barataa maatii saas gargaara . Akkuma amalasaa cilee fuudhee guyyaa gaafa 02/09/2006 akka lakk habasha ganama gara magaalaa gimbii utuu deemuu loltuun wayyaanee naannoo gafaree bakkaa addaa mana indaaqqoo jedhamutti duukaa buutee ariun rasaasaan miilla isaa dhoofte. gaafuma sana hospitaala adventisti Gimbii ciise. Ta’us carraa fayyuu hin arganne guyyaa gaafa 12/09/2006tti lubbuunsaa darbite kichuutu hudhaatti cite ayiiiiiiiiiiii yaa oromoo lakkii ka’iiiiii uuuuuuuuuuuuuu —————————————SAD NEWS!! In west wallagaa in the town of Gimbi in the neighborhood of Waloo-yesuus. There was a 16 year old grade 9 student named Gammachiis Dabalaa. In his life time he used to burn firewood to make charcoal so he can support his family as well as paying for his education. Like his day to day duty, while he went to fetch woods and burn for charcoal on his way to Gimbi town in the morning on 02/09/2006(E.C) he was shot on his foot by a woyanee(TPLF) soldier. Since that day this young boy was spending his time in the Adventist Hosptal in the Gimbi town. Due to lack of quick recovery he passed away on 12/09/2006. May his soul rest in peace!!!!!!!!
Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti's photo.
Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti's photo.
#OromoProtests- Victim of TPLF/Agazi, in Western Oromia, Gimbi, Wallagga, 21st May 2014.

 

Barattoota Sabboontota Oromoo Adaamaa Irraa Bakka Buuteen Isaanii Dhabame Mana Hidhaa Maa’ekilaawwi Keessatti Dararama Guddaa Keessa Jiru

Gabaasa Qeerroo Adaamaa,Caamsaa 20,2014

Gabaasa Qeerroo magaala Adaamaa Caamsaa 20,2014 akka addeessuun ammaan dura sabboontotni barattootni Oromoo Yuuniversitii Adaamaa irraa hidhaman muraasni isaani tasa bakka buutee isaanii dhabamee ture,akka gabaasaa kanaatti odeeffannaan isaa karaa caasaa mootummaa Waayyaanee irran dhufeen barattoota sadii Yuuniversitii magaalaa Adaamaa irraa adda godhee mootummaan Wayyaanee isin FDG akka magaalattis tahe Yuuniversitii keessatti adda durummaan gaggeessaa turtan,jaarmiyaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo gaggeessitu fi sochii qabsoo bilisummaaf dargaggoonni deeman waliin wal qabsiisuun bakka biraatti dhoksaadhaan reebicha hamaa isaan irratti raawwachaa turan. Amma garii isaanii gara mana hidhaa Maa’ikelaawwii bakka lubbuun ilmaan namootaa keessatti dhumte fidani jiru, kan hidhamanis namoota irraa adda baasanii bakka iji namaa hin argine dukkanaan golgalamee jiru keessatti dararamaa jiru. Isaan keessaa barataa Mokonin Kabbadaa kan jedhamu reebichi hamaan isa mudatee Hosptala galee jiraachuu isaa gabaasi maadhee Wayyaanee keessaa nu gahe addeessa. Barattooti Kunis:-

  1. Barataa Addunyaa Kiisoo-barataa Yuuniversitii Adaamaa waggaa 4ffaa suuraan isaa fuula kana irratti kan argamu,kanaan duras gabaasnee kan turre,
  2. Bilisummaa Daammana-barataa GC kan ture ykn kan barana eebbifamu,
  3. Mokonin Kabbadaa kan jedhamaniidha.

Egaa mootummaan Wayyaanee ammas ilmaan Oromoo hidhuu irraa kan boodatti jedhu miti kufaatiin isaa waan hin hafneef kana of oolchuuf mana hidhaa Oromiyaa keessatti baayifatee Oromoo kanneen sabboonummaa qaban hidhuutti sadarkaa maraannaa keessa seenee jira,hidhamuu fi dararamuu barattoota kanaaf barattootni sabbontotni Oromoo mooraa Yuuniversitii Adaamatti argaman hunduu ajjechaa,ariyama manneen barnootaa fi hidhamuu ilmaan oromootiif hawaasni oromoo hunduu akka nu waliin hiriiruuf FDG jabeessu dhaamsa dabarsina jedhu.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/20/barattoota-sabboontota-oromoo-adaamaa-irraa-bakka-buuteen-isaanii-dhabame-mana-hidhaa-maaekilaawwi-keessatti-dararama-guddaa-keessa-jiru/

QEERROO

Keessa Ilmaan Oromoo Mana Hidhaa Garagaraa Keessatti Dararamaa Jiran

Update: a total of 2,390 Oromos have been jailed extrajudicially since the protests started. 1,700 people are missing.

20th May 2014

#‎Oromoprotest‬s-  Heddummina,Bakkaa fi Manneen Hidhaa Oromoonni Keessatti Hidhaman Ilaalchisee, Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo

FDG Ebla 2014 Ka’een Walqabatee Oromoonni 2390 Ta’an Mannneen Hidhaa Adda Addaa Keessatti Dararamaa Jiru. 1700 ol Ammoo Bakka Buuteen Isaanii Hin beekamne. Hidhamuu Jeeffamuu fi Bakka Buuteen Dhabamuu Oromoof Mootummaan Wayyaanee Itti Gaafatamaa Dha!!

Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Caamsaa 20,2014. Finfinnee Oromiyaa Keessa Ilmaan Oromoo Mana Hidhaa Garagaraa Keessatti Dararamaa Jiran. Gabateen Armaan Gaditti Argamu FDG Ebla 2014 Oromiyaa Keessatti Qabatee Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa Gaafachuu Irratti Mootummaa Wayyaaneetiin Hidhamanii Jiran Oromiyaa fi Sadarkaa Federaalaatti Baayina Namoota Mana Hidhaa Keessatti Dararrii Guddaa Keessa Jiranii fi Yeroo Ammaa Nuuf Birmadhaa Jedhanii Iyyachaa Jiran. Oromoonni 2390 ta’an kun manneen hidhaa armaa gadii keessatti haalaan dararamaa jiran fi kanneen 1700 ta’an bakka buuteen wallaalames dabalatee hatattamaan akka gadhiifamanii fi gaaffiin mirgaa Oromootaa deebii gahaa argachuu akka qabu Qeerroon Bilisummaa gadi jabeessee dhiheessa. Oromiyaa Keessa Ilmaan Oromoo Mana Hidhaa Garagaraa Keessatti Dararamaa Jiran. Caamsaa 20 2014 gabaasa gutuu ☞ http://goo.gl/Ip1nml

#OromoProtests – Victim of genocidal TPLF/Agazi. Photo of Milishu Melese who was killed by Agazi by  a car yesterday in Adama. Family members say he was previously a political prisoner for 8 years ( 3 at
Maekelawi and 5 in Kaliti).He was ran over by car in broad daylight  on  16th May 2014 along his
friend Bilisumma Lammi.
#OromoProtests- Photo of  Oromo student   Bilisumma Lammi of Rift Valley University college who was killed by by Agazi on 16th May 2014 with his friend  in Adama.
Barataa Bilisummaa Lammii-Bakka dhalooti isaa Aanaa Lumee bakka Ejeree jedhamtuudha. Adaamaatti barataa Rift Vaaliy Yuuniversitii koollejjii keessaa Bisines Manajimentiikan barachaa ture. Yeroo darbee hidhamee dararamaa kan ture,guyyoota muraasa dura mana hidhaa keessaa baheedha,diinni gara laafina nuuf hin qabne guyyaa adii rasaasa itti roobsuun Dargaggoo Milishuu Mallasaa waliin mootummaa wayyaaneetiin lubbuun isaanii wareegameera.

OromoProtests- TPLF/Agazi’s crime against humanity. Wounded Oromo students from Wolega university in Nekemte hospital as of 17th May 2014
Dimokraasiin Biyya Ethiopia jedhamtu keessatti kunoo kana fakkaata!!! Hospitalli Naqamtee dhiiga Ilmaan Oromootiin guutameera!!! Saffisaan Oromiyaa guddisuun Qaroo Ilmaan Oromoo Abdii buroo kan ta’an itti duuluu, ajjeesuu, hidhuu, tumuu, mana barumsarraa’ari uu, doorsisuu, fi k.kn f.f taniin oromia nuuf guddifuun lallabaa jiran

Ethiopia: Ambo under Siege, Daily Activities Paralyzed

HRLHA Urgent ActionHRLHA Fine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

13 May, 2014.

The brutal attempts of crackdown against Oromo protesters by the Agazi Special Squad continuing unabated in different parts of the regional state of Oromia, reports coming from Ambo in central Oromia indicate that the town and its surrounding has come under virtual seizure by the Agazi Federal Armed Force, daily movements and activities becoming almost impossible.

According to information obtained by HRLHA (this morning) form its correspondents, the Agazi Special Squad has been deployed in Ambo Town and its surrounding in much larger number than before and engaged in indiscriminately kidnapping the local people from along the streets and throwing them into detention centres in the area. There are also reports of widespread rapes being committed against female detainees.

Although the protests against the plan to annex some central small towns of Oromia into the Capital Addis Ababa/Finfinne have been involving Oromos from all walks of life, age and gender, the prime targets have been the youth, university, college, and high school students in particular. Since the protest started in different parts of the regional state of Oromia two weeks ago, more than 50,000 (fifty thousand) Oromos have been arrested and detained from Ambo, Gudar, Tikur Inchini, Ginda-Barat, Gedo, and Bakko-Tibe towns in West Showa Zone of Central Oromia alone, Apart from along the streets in cities and towns, especially students are being picked up even from dormitories and classrooms on universities and college campuses. Reports add that there have been around twenty(40) extra-judicial killings so far that have resulted from brutal actions against unarmed and peaceful protesters by armed forces.

Ever since the violence against Oromo protesters started two weeks ago, and following the release of its first urgent action over the incidents, the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has been monitoring the situation through its correspondents in the region; and has been able to obtain some of the names of the Oromos (students and others) who have so far been killed, kidnapped or arrested, and detained or disappeared. There are also cases of beatings and wounds or injuries inflicted on some of the protesters by the heavy-handed federal armed force. The names are listed below:

Partial List of arrested Students from Addis Ababa University May 11, 2014

1 Abebe gadafa 12 Lataa Olani
2 Alamayo Taye 13 Melaku Girma
3 Gaddisaa dabalee 14 Mulata Eliyas
4 Gamada Dhidhita 15 Nigusie Gammada
5 Gudata Wakne 16 Nigusie Yoosef
6 Guddina 17 Sisay Safara
7 Indalu Yigezu 18 Taye Teshome
8 Jabessa ekele 19 Teshome Ararsa
9 Jamal Usman 20 Waqo Roba
10 Jilo Kamew 21 Yaatanii Utukan
11 Kebede Guddata

May 11, 2014 Arrestees from different universities in Oromia

No Name Department Institute Name
1 Abebe Taddese Political Science Addis Ababa University
2 Chala Dirriba Dirre Dawa University
3 Lencho Electrical & Computer Engineering Adama University
4 Fawaz Ahmed Usman Mechanical Engneering Adama University
5 Obsa Jawar Management Adama University

Partial list of Oromos  killed by Agazi Armed Force of the Federal Government

NAME SEX Birth Place Occupation Academic institution Place of execution
1 Ababa Kumsa M student Wallaga
2 Abdii Kamaal M student and Krate Trainer Gudar Gudar
3 Abdiisaa Guutuu M 9 years old teenager - Gudar
4 Abdiisaa Fiixee Bussinessman Gudar
5 Abdisa Nagasa M student Wallaga
6 Alamnee Bayisa Tashoomee M 9th grade Ambo Ambo
7 Alamayyoo Hirphasaa M 9th grade Ambo Ambo
8 Alemaayyoo Urgeessaa M Farmer Gudar Gudar
9 Baayisaa Soorii M
10 Biikkolee Dinqaa M
11 Biqilaa  Belay M Merchant - Ambo
12 Bultii Yaadasaa M Jibaat Techinical student Shanaan
13 Darejjee M Kebele Milisha - Ijaajjii
14 Falmata Bayecha M Medicine 5th year Jimma Jimma
15 Galana Adaba M Governance 3rdyear Jimma Jimma
16 Getachew Darajie M Governence 3rdyear Jimmaa Jimma
17 Geetahuun Jiraataa M Junior Secondary school Gudar Gudar
18 Geetuu Urgeessaa M student Ambo
19 Gexe Tafari F student Wollega
20 Gurmuu Damxoo M Junior Secondary school Gudar Gudar
21 Gosomsaa  Baayisaa M Farmer - Ambo
22 Haacaaluu Jaagamaa M Jibaat Shanaan
23 Husen Umar M Uni student Jimmaa Jimma
24 Indaalee Dessaalenyi M Ambo Diplom holder, Bajaji driver Ambo Ambo, 01 Kebele
25 Indaalee Lammeessaa M 9th grade student Ambo Ambo
26 Isra’el Habtamu M Uni student Jimma Jimma
27 Kebbedee Boranaa M Ambo
28 Kumalaa Guddisa M Tikur Incini 10th grade Gudar Gudar
29 Maammush Gaaddiisaa M Busssinessman - Gudar
30 Mammush Guutuu M 11 years old teenager - Gudar
31 Naasir Tamaam M Driver Gudar
32 Nagaasaa Lameessaa M Farmer oromo elder of 80 years old Ambo
33 Olmaan Biinagdee M Ganjii Gooree Farmer, 75 years  Oromo elder - Ambo
34 Taddasee Gashuu M Waddeessaa,

Ambo

Liibaan Machaa J.S.SchoolAmboAmbo35Tashome DawitM Uni studentWallaga 36Zabana BarasaM Governance 3rdyearJimmaJimma

Partial list of injured or wounded protestors

NAME sex Occupation Academic institution Region Date
1 Abrhaam Suufaa M 12th grade student Ambo Ambo
2 Balaayi Kuusaa M Midaa Qanyii Ambo 01.05.2014
3 Baayisaa Obsaa M Midaa Qanyii Ambo 01.05.2014
4 Baqalee Itichaa M
5 Bitamaa Baayisaa M 7th grade Ambo Ambo
6 Darrasaa Ayyaanaa M Midaa Qanyii Ambo 01.05.2014
7 Geetuu warquu Ambo
8 Gonfaa Mul’isaa M Bajajii driver Ambo
9 Kasaahun Aseffaa M Ambo
10 Miidhaksaa ijiguu M Bussinesman Ambo
11 Misgaanaa Mammuyyee Ambo
12 Roobee  Beenyaa M Ambo
13 Shallamaa Caalasaaa M High School student Midaa Qanyii Ambo
14 Shantamaa Qanaa’aa M Ambo
15 Sintaayoo Mirreessaa F 5th grade student Addis ketema, Ambo
16 Taaddalaa Tsagaayee M 9th grade student Ambo High School Ambo
17 Warquu ijjiguu M Bussinesman - Ambo
18 Zarihuun Urgeessaa M Ambo

Partial list of indiscriminately arrested or kidnapped and detained protestors

Below is the list of some of the estimated 50,000 Oromos picked up and detained from different towns in West Showa Z0ne:

Name Sex Occupation Place arrested
1 Ababaa Moosisaa M Tikur Incini
2 Alamayyoo Irreessoo M Was ONC Elected member of Oromia regional in 2005 Ambo
3 Ashannaafii Buusaa M 12th grade student Ambo
4 Agidoo Waqjiraa M Midaa Qanyii high school Ambo
5 Ayyaantuu Dagaagaa F Merchant of cultural dresses Ambo
6 Baqqaluu Gidaada F Ambo
7 Baayiluu Mallasaa M Gudar School Gudar
8 Bilisee Indaaluu F High school student Midaa Qanyii
9 Biraanuu Addunyaa M High school student Tikur Incini
10 Burgudee Araarsaa F Highschool student Ambo
11 Caalchisaa Aanaa M Preacher Midaa Qanyii
12 Caalaa Baayisaa M With his 5-family member Ambo
13 Camadaa Jaalataa M Farmer Midaa Qanyii
14 Dagguu Takkaa M Elementary J.S. School, 8th grade Addis Ketama-Ambo
15 Dammee Taddasaa F Ambo
16 Dararaa Galataa M High school Student Midaa Qanyii
17 Darrasaa Guutataa M Farmer Midaa Qanyii
18 Dawuti Raggaasaa M 9th grade student Liiban Maccaa Ambo
19 Dheeressaa Tarfaa M Bussinessman Gudar
20 Dhibbaa Tutishaa M Assistant driver Ambo
21 Gadaa M Ambo uni student Ambo
22 Gechoo Dandanaa M High school student Midaa Qanyii
23 Getaachoo dandanaa M Businessman Gudar
24 Goobanaa Abarraa M High school student Midaa Qanyii
25 Goobanaa Tolasaa M Tikur Incinni
26 Gonfaa Dhaabaa M Bussinessman Ambo
27 Gudinaa Abarraa M High school student Midaa Qanyii
28 Iddeessaa Magarsaa M Chairperson for Waqqeffata for Ambo area Amboo
29 Lachiisaa Fufaa M Tikur Incinni
30 Lateeraa shallamoo M Tikur Incinni
31 Mallasaa Kabbadaa M Bussinessman Ambo
32 Mootummaa Tasfaayee M Tikur Incinni
33 Nagarii Dhaabaa M Ambo
34 Qanaa’aa Chuuchee M Employee of KFO Ambo
35 Salamoon Dhaabaa M 11th grade student Ambo
36 Shallamaa caalaa M Gudar
37 Shallamaa Caalasaaa M High School Student Midaa Qanyii
38 Shallamaa Diroo High School Student Midaa Qanyii
39 Taaddasaa Misgaanaa M Tikur Incinni
40 Taamiruu Caalsisaa M Tikur Incinni
41 Tammiree Caalaa Employee of youth and Sport commission Caliyaa Geedoo
42 Tamasgeen Abarraa M Bussinessman Ambo
43 Tasfayee Daksiisaa M High School Student Midaa Qanyii
44 Tolaa Geeddafaa M High School Student Midaa qanyii
45 Wabii Xilaahuun M Ambo university 3rd year Ambo

HRLHA calls up on the Ethiopian Government to:

  1. Immediately stop the racial and discriminatory violence against Oromos, and bring the culprits  toJustice
  2.  Unconditionally release the detained Oromo students and facilitate the resumption of normal classes;
  3. Reverse the decision of the plan and present it for discussion and consultations to the concerned Oromo People, and obtain their consents;
  4. Compensate all loses and damages that resulted from the brutal actions of its armed forces.

HRLHA also calls up on regional and international diplomatic, democratic, and human rights agencies to challenge the Ethiopian TPLF/EPRDF government on its persistent brutal, dictatorial, and suppressive actions against innocent and unarmed civilians who are attempting to exercise some of their “said-to-have-been-granted” democratic rights.

http://ayyaantuu.com/human-rights/ethiopia-ambo-under-siege-daily-activities-paralyzed/

Ibsa Qeerroo: Gaaffii Mirgaa Ummatni Oromoo Kaaseef Deebiin Mootummaan Wayyaanee Keenne Gocha Suukkanneessaa Dha!

14 May 2014 at 21:10
                           

 

Caamsaa 14,2014 Gara Jabeenya Wayyaanee TPLFn Magaalli Naqamte Akkasitti Oolte. TPLF’s cruelty Against Oromo students and civilians at Nekemte, Wolega university, 14 May 2014. 6 innocent people murdered.

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#OromoProtests, Nekemte, Western Oromia http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/15/caamsaa-142014-gara-jabeenya-wayyaanee-tplfn-magaalli-naqamte-akkasitti-oolte/  

DOCUMENT – ETHIOPIA: AUTHORITIES MUST PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR SCORES OF PROTESTERS KILLED, INJURED AND ARRESTED IN OROMIA

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT   13 May 2014 AI Index: AFR 25/002/2014

ETHIOPIA: AUTHORITIES MUST PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR SCORES OF PROTESTERS KILLED, INJURED AND ARRESTED IN OROMIA

Amnesty International condemns the use of excessive force by security forces against peaceful protesters in a number of locations across the Oromia region during the last two weeks, which has resulted in the deaths and injuries of dozens of people including students and children. Many hundreds of protesters are reported to have been arbitrarily arrested, and are being detained incommunicado and without charge. Detainees are at risk of torture.

The Ethiopian government must immediately instruct the security forces to cease using deadly force against peaceful protesters, and to release any person who has been arrested solely because of their involvement in peaceful protests. These incidents must be urgently and properly investigated, and suspected perpetrators should be prosecuted in effective trial proceedings.

Since late April, protests have taken place in many universities and towns across the Oromia region over the ‘Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan’ – a plan from the central government to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, into parts of Oromia – the region which surrounds the city. The government says the master plan for expansion would bring city services to remote areas. However, the protesters, and many other Oromos, the ethnic group that makes up the significant majority of the population of Oromia regional state, fear that the move will be detrimental to the interests of Oromo farmers, and will lead to large scale evictions to make way for land leasing or sale. Many Oromos also consider the move to be in violation of the Constitutionally-guaranteed protection of the ‘special interests’ of the Oromia state.

Numerous reports from witnesses, local residents and other sources indicate that the security forces have responded with excessive force against peaceful protesters. Forces comprised of the federal police and military special forces known as ‘Agazi’, have fired live ammunition at unarmed protesters in a number of locations including in Wallega and Madawalabu universities and Ambo and Guder towns, resulting in deaths in each location.

One witness told Amnesty International that on the third day of protest in Guder town, near Ambo, the security forces were waiting for the protesters and opened fire when they arrived. She said five people were killed in front of her. A source in Robe town, the location of Madawalabu University, told Amnesty International that 11 bodies had been seen in a hospital in the town. Another witness said they had seen five bodies in Ambo hospital.

There are major restrictions on independent journalism and human rights monitoring organizations in Ethiopia as well as on exchange of information. Because of these restrictions, in conjunction with the number of incidents that occurred in the last two weeks, it is not possible to establish the exact number of those who have been killed. The government acknowledged that three students had died at Madawalabu University, and five persons had died in Ambo town, but did not state the cause of death. Numbers of deaths reported by witnesses and residents within Oromia are significantly higher. Investigations into these incidents must include the establishment of comprehensive numbers of people killed and injured in all incidents.

According to eye-witness reports received by Amnesty International, of those who were killed some people, including students and children, died instantly during protests, while some died subsequently in hospitals as a result of their injuries. Children as young as 11 years old were among the dead. Students and teachers constitute the majority of those killed and injured.

Protesters were also reportedly beaten up during and after protests, resulting in scores of injuries in locations including Ambo, Jimma, Nekempte, Wallega, Dembi Dollo, Robe town, Madawalabu, and Haromaya.

Hundreds of people have been arrested across many locations. The main Oromo opposition party, the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) which has been collecting information from its members throughout the region, believes those arrested may total several thousand. Witnesses told Amnesty International that in many cases the arrests took place after the protesters had dispersed. Security forces have conducted house to house searches in many locations in the region, for students and others who may have been involved. New arrests continue to be reported. A small number of people have been released, but most of those arrested remain in incommunicado detention, in many cases in unknown locations. The OFC also reports that two of its members were arrested in Ambo because they had spoken to a Voice of America reporter about events in the town.

Hundreds of those arrested have been taken to unofficial places of detention including Senkele police training camp. One local resident, whose nephew was shot dead during the Ambo protests, told Amnesty International that detainees in Senkele have been prevented from seeing their families or receiving food from them. Military camps in Oromia have regularly been used to detain thousands of actual or perceived government opponents. Detention in military camps is almost always arbitrary – detainees are not charged or taken to a court for the duration of their detention, which in some cases has lasted for many years. In the majority of cases, detainees in military camps have no access to lawyers or to their families for the duration of their detention. Amnesty International has received countless reports of torture being widespread in military camps. The organization fears that the recent detainees are at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

There is a very high security force presence in towns across the region in recent days, including in university campuses. Witnesses in several locations say that classes have been suspended in the universities. Amnesty International has heard from other locations, where classes have continued or resumed, that attendance registers are being taken for every class, with serious repercussions threatened for those not present.

Amnesty International has also received several reports that in a number of locations throughout the region local residents are being beaten and in some cases, arrested by the police, ostensibly to intimidate them against taking part in further protests. Police are also threatening parents to control their children. One witness told Amnesty International that one man who went to collect his son’s body, who had been shot dead during a protest, was severely beaten by security forces telling him he should have taught his son some discipline.

The OFC says the response of the security forces has fuelled further protests as the colleagues, parents and community members of those killed and injured have joined in further protests against the brutality of the security forces. In some locations anger at the actions of the security forces has resulted in burning of cars and damage to property.

The Ethiopian authorities regularly suppress peaceful protests, which has often included the use of excessive force against protesters. The Oromos have long felt discriminated against by successive governments. The current government is hostile to all dissent. However, this hostility often manifests most fiercely in the Oromia region, where signs of dissent are looked for and suppressed even more brutally than in other parts of the country. Scores of Oromos are regularly arrested based on their actual or suspected opposition to the government.

The recent events are highly reminiscent of events in 2004 when months of protests broke out across the Oromia region and in Addis Ababa by college and school students demonstrating against a federal government decision to transfer the regional state capital from Addis Ababa to Adama (also known as Nazret), a town 100 kilometres south-east of Addis Ababa. The transfer was perceived to be against Oromo interests. Police used live ammunition in some incidents to disperse demonstrators, killing several students and wounding many others, which led to further protests. Hundreds of students were arrested and detained for periods ranging from several days to several months, without charge or trial. Many were severely beaten when police dispersed protests or in detention. Subsequently hundreds were expelled or suspended from university and many suffered long-term repercussions such as repeated arrest based on the residual suspicion of holding dissenting opinions.

The events of the last two weeks in Oromia demonstrate that there has been no improvement in Ethiopia’s policing practices in the last decade, and that very serious concerns remain about the willingness of the Ethiopian security forces to use excessive force against peaceful protesters. These events also show that major restrictions remain on the ability of peaceful protesters to express grievances or make political points in Ethiopia. The environment for peaceful protest, freedom of expression and political participation has worsened over the last decade.

The recent events in Oromia fall at a time when the local population and interested parties internationally, are starting to look towards the general elections in May 2015. The aftermath of the disputed 2005 elections also saw excessive use of force against peaceful protesters during widespread demonstrations against the alleged rigging of the election by the ruling EPRDF party. Security forces opened fire on protesters in Addis Ababa resulting in the deaths of more than 180 people. The recent events bode very ill for the run up to the 2015 elections, still a year away. Unless substantial reforms are urgently initiated, Amnesty International is concerned that the run up to the elections will be characterised by further serious violations of human rights.

Amnesty International urges the Ethiopian authorities to immediately and publicly instruct the security forces to cease using excessive force against peaceful protesters in Oromia. While some of the recent protests in Oromia are reported to have seen incidents of violence, including destruction of property, the use of force, including lethal force, by security forces must comply with human rights standards at all times in order to protect the right to life. Amnesty International urges that any police response to further protests must comply with international requirements of necessity and proportionality in the use of force, in line with the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials. These principles state that law enforcement may use only such force as is necessary and proportionate to maintain public order, and may only intentionally use lethal force if strictly necessary to protect human life.

Thorough investigations which are credible and impartial must urgently take place into allegations of excessive use of force against peaceful protesters, and the torture of protesters and other members of local communities in Oromia, and where admissible evidence of crimes is found, suspected perpetrators should be prosecuted in effective trial proceedings that meet international standards. All persons arrested solely because of their participation in peaceful protests must be immediately and unconditionally released. Amnesty International urges that no-one suffers any violation or denial of their human rights as a result of their involvement in peaceful protests including any suspension or termination of their education.

Finally, Amnesty International urges the Ethiopian government to respect all Ethiopians’ right to peacefully protest, as guaranteed under the Ethiopian Constitution and in accordance with Ethiopia’s international legal obligations, including under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The government should immediately remove all restrictions on free and open political participation, including restrictions on the independent media, civil society and political opposition parties.

Oromia Support Group

Press Release from the Oromia Support Group (OSG) on the Oromo demonstrators arrested, beaten and shot dead by the Ethiopian Agazi Security Forces

Press Release  from the Oromia Support Group-UK 7 May 2014 60 Westminster Rd Malvern, Worcs WR14 4ES UK Tel +44 (0)1684 573722 Email: osg@talktalk.net Demonstrators arrested, beaten and shot dead At least 16 peaceful student demonstrators were shot dead by the Agazi, Ethiopia’s riot police, between 28 April and 1 May. Protests against the planned extension of Addis Ababa city administration, which would evict thousands of farmers and split Oromia Region in two, were met with live ammunition and indiscriminate beating. Several killings were in Ambo, where 27,000 reportedly took to the streets, but demonstrations were also met with violence in Guder, Adama, Dire Dawa, Robe, Jimma, Metu, Nekemt, Gimbi and Dembi Dollo – high schools and universities in central, east and west Oromia Region. Gadaa.com Sources claimed 25-50 were killed. At least seven were confirmed dead in Ambo alone. Many were badly injured and hundreds were taken from streets and university campuses to places of detention, where protestors and opposition party supporters are routinely tortured and raped. Names of confirmed dead, injured or detained are given overleaf. Those killed include Endale Desalegn (Temesgen), and Tasfaye Gashe, both ninth grade students in Ambo. Individuals in the UK are requested to write to their MPs, requesting them to ask the Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, and the Minister for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, what the British Government intends to do in response to this latest episode of killing and detaining peaceful demonstrators. Killed: Ababa Kumsa – Wallega Abdi Kamal – Guder Junior Secondary School Abdisa Nagasa – Wallega Endale Desalegn (or Temesgen) – Ambo High School Falmata Bayecha – Jimma  5th yr Medicine Galana Adaba – Jimma  3rd yr Governance Getachew Daraje – Jimma  3rd yr Governence Getahun Jirata – Guder Junior Secondary School Gexe Tafari – Wallega Gurmu Damxoo – Guder Junior Secondary School Hussen Umar – Jimma Israel Habtamu – Jimma Kumala Guddisa – Guder Junior Secondary School Tadesse Gashee – Ambo  Liban Macha Junior Secondary School Tashome Dawit – Wallega Zabana Barasa – Jimma  3rd yr Governance (or Oromo Folklore) Injured: Balay Kusa – Mida Qanyi School – W Showa Bayisa Obsa – Mida Qanyi School – W Showa Dararsa Ayana – Mida Qanyi School – W Showa Adama University students detained and beaten: Abrahm Makonin Ararso Abenzari Hagaye Yohannis Abdala Hussen Julio Amnu’el Burka Danka Andu’alam Telahun Alemayo Ayantu Jalta Misha Bilisuma Lamii Agaa Bonsa Badhadha Bati Bultu Wadaju Bultum Chala Galan Dabiso Datamo Fayera Shif Dane Abo Bushira Dani’el Admasu Tamsgen Didaa Ahmed Ibroo Duni Hussen Walbu Ebisa Malka Nuruu Etihafa Tuffa Soraa Fantale Faru Qarsuu Fayisa Girma Biranu Gada Dinqa Bayisa Humin’esa Miliki Fanta Ibraham Musa Awal Ifabas Burisho Nuruu Iliyas Ishetu Ibsa Lami Marga Gabru Lelisa Ayansa Marga Marga Tuffa kiltu Magris Banta Sodaa Muktar Jeyilan Sa’ed Musxafa Kadir Siraj Nuho Gudata Irre Odaa Damis Bonjaa Shibiru Tariku Falke Sidise Jara Tashome Bakele Sabbatichal Tadalu Mamo Bacha Takalinyi Ketama Baharu Tayee Tafara Agaa Tullu Bonus Tura Welbuma Ragasa Qalbesa
http://gadaa.com/oduu/26066/2014/05/09/press-release-from-the-oromia-support-group-osg-on-the-oromo-demonstrators-arrested-beaten-and-shot-dead-by-the-ethiopian-agazi-security-forces/
http://www.oromo.org/osg/Demonstrators_arrested_b_eaten%20and_shot_dead.pdf
http://www.oromo.org/
Ethiopia: Brutal Crackdown on Protests
Security Forces Fire On, Beat Students Protesting Plan to Expand Capital Boundaries
(Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces should cease using excessive force against students peacefully protesting plans to extend the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa. The authorities should immediately release students and others arbitrarily arrested during the protests and investigate and hold accountable security officials who are responsible for abuses.

On May 6, 2014, the government will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva for the country’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record.

“Students have concerns about the fate of farmers and others on land the government wants to move inside Addis Ababa,” said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director. “Rather than having its security forces attack peaceful protesters, the government should sit down and discuss the students’ grievances.”

Since April 25, students have demonstrated throughout Oromia Regional State to protest the government’s plan to substantially expand the municipal boundaries of Addis Ababa, which the students feel would threaten communities currently under regional jurisdiction. Security forces have responded by shooting at and beating peaceful protesters in Ambo, Nekemte, Jimma, and other towns with unconfirmed reports from witnesses of dozens of casualties.

Protests began at universities in Ambo and other large towns throughout Oromia, and spread to smaller communities throughout the region. Witnesses said security forces fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Ambo on April 30. Official government statements put the number of dead in Ambo at eight, but various credible local sources put the death toll much higher. Since the events in Ambo, the security forces have allegedly used excessive force against protesters throughout the region, resulting in further casualties. Ethiopian authorities have said there has been widespread looting and destruction of property during the protests.

The protests erupted over the release in April of the proposed Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan, which outlines plans for Addis Ababa’s municipal expansion. Under the proposed plan, Addis Ababa’s municipal boundary would be expanded substantially to include more than 15 communities in Oromia. This land would fall under the jurisdiction of the Addis Ababa City Administration and would no longer be managed by Oromia Regional State. Demonstrators have expressed concern about the displacement of Oromo farmers and residents on the affected land.|

Ethiopia is experiencing an economic boom and the government has ambitious plans for further economic growth. This boom has resulted in a growing middle class in Addis Ababa and an increased demand for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. There has not been meaningful consultation with impacted communities during the early stages of this expansion into the surrounding countryside, raising concerns about the risk of inadequate compensation and due process protections to displaced farmers and residents.

Oromia is the largest of Ethiopia’s nine regions and is inhabited largely by ethnic Oromos. The Oromos are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group and have historically felt marginalized and discriminated against by successive Ethiopian governments. The city of Addis Ababa is surrounded on all sides by the Oromia region.

Given very tight restrictions on independent media and human rights monitoring in Ethiopia, it is difficult to corroborate the government crackdown in Oromia. There is little independent media in Oromia to monitor these events, and foreign journalists who have attempted to reach demonstrations have been turned away or detained.

Ethiopia has one of the most repressive media environments in the world. Numerous journalists are in prison, independent media outlets are regularly closed down, and many journalists have fled the country. Underscoring the repressive situation, the government on April 25 and 26 arbitrarily arrestednine bloggers and journalists in Addis Ababa. They remain in detention without charge. In addition, the Charities and Societies Proclamation, enacted in 2009, has severely curtailed the ability of independent human rights organizations to investigate and report on human rights abuses like the recent events in Oromia.

“The government should not be able to escape accountability for abuses in Oromo because it has muzzled the media and human rights groups,” Lefkow said.

Since Ethiopia’s last Universal Periodic Review in 2009 its human rights record has taken a significant downturn, with the authorities showing increasing intolerance of any criticism of the government and further restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and association. The recent crackdown in Oromia highlights the risks protesters face and the inability of the media and human rights groups to report on important events.

Ethiopian authorities should abide by the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials, which provide that all security forces shall, as far as possible, apply nonviolent means before resorting to force. Whenever the lawful use of force is unavoidable, the authorities must use restraint and act in proportion to the seriousness of the offense. Law enforcement officials should not use firearms against people “except in self-defense or defense of others against the imminent threat of death or serious injury.”

“Ethiopia’s heavy handed reaction to the Oromo protests is the latest example of the government’s ruthless response to any criticism of its policies,” Lefkow said. “UN member countries should tell Ethiopia that responding with excessive force against protesters is unacceptable and needs to stop.”

May 8, 2014

Oromo: Ethiopia Uses Force Against Peaceful Student Protesters

The Ethiopian government has used excessive force against students peacefully protesting the Government’s plans to expand the municipal boundaries of Addis Ababa, which would threaten the communities currently under regional jurisdiction, and would no longer be managed by Oromia Regional State. Demonstrators have expressed concern about the displacement of Oromo farmers and residents on the affected land. 

Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch:

Ethiopian security forces should cease using excessive force against students peacefully protesting plans to extend the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa. The authorities should immediately release students and others arbitrarily arrested during the protests and investigate and hold accountable security officials who are responsible for abuses.

On May 6, 2014, the government will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva for the country’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record.

“Students have concerns about the fate of farmers and others on land the government wants to move inside Addis Ababa,” said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director. “Rather than having its security forces attack peaceful protesters, the government should sit down and discuss the students’ grievances.”

Since April 25 [2014], students have demonstrated throughout Oromia Regional State to protest the government’s plan to substantially expand the municipal boundaries of Addis Ababa, which the students feel would threaten communities currently under regional jurisdiction. Security forces have responded by shooting at and beating peaceful protesters in Ambo, Nekemte, Jimma, and other towns with unconfirmed reports from witnesses of dozens of casualties.

Protests began at universities in Ambo and other large towns throughout Oromia, and spread to smaller communities throughout the region. Witnesses said security forces fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Ambo on April 30 [2014]. Official government statements put the number of dead in Ambo at eight, but various credible local sources put the death toll much higher. Since the events in Ambo, the security forces have allegedly used excessive force against protesters throughout the region, resulting in further casualties. Ethiopian authorities have said there has been widespread looting and destruction of property during the protests.

The protests erupted over the release in April of the proposed Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan, which outlines plans for Addis Ababa’s municipal expansion. Under the proposed plan, Addis Ababa’s municipal boundary would be expanded substantially to include more than 15 communities in Oromia. This land would fall under the jurisdiction of the Addis Ababa City Administration and would no longer be managed by Oromia Regional State. Demonstrators have expressed concern about the displacement of Oromo farmers and residents on the affected land.

Ethiopia is experiencing an economic boom and the government has ambitious plans for further economic growth. This boom has resulted in a growing middle class in Addis Ababa and an increased demand for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. There has not been meaningful consultation with impacted communities during the early stages of this expansion into the surrounding countryside, raising concerns about the risk of inadequate compensation and due process protections to displaced farmers and residents.

Oromia is the largest of Ethiopia’s nine regions and is inhabited largely by ethnic Oromos. The Oromos are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group and have historically felt marginalized and discriminated against by successive Ethiopian governments. The city of Addis Ababa is surrounded on all sides by the Oromia region.

Given very tight restrictions on independent media and human rights monitoring in Ethiopia, it is difficult to corroborate the government crackdown in Oromia. There is little independent media in Oromia to monitor these events, and foreign journalists who have attempted to reach demonstrations have been turned away or detained.

Ethiopia has one of the most repressive media environments in the world. Numerous journalists are in prison, independent media outlets are regularly closed down, and many journalists have fled the country. Underscoring the repressive situation, the government on April 25 [2014] and 26 [2014] arbitrarily arrested nine bloggers and journalists in Addis Ababa. They remain in detention without charge. In addition, the Charities and Societies Proclamation, enacted in 2009, has severely curtailed the ability of independent human rights organizations to investigate and report on human rights abuses like the recent events in Oromia.

“The government should not be able to escape accountability for abuses in Oromo because it has muzzled the media and human rights groups,” Lefkow said.

Since Ethiopia’s last Universal Periodic Review in 2009 its human rights record has taken a significant downturn, with the authorities showing increasing intolerance of any criticism of the government and further restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and association. The recent crackdown in Oromia highlights the risks protesters face and the inability of the media and human rights groups to report on important events.

Ethiopian authorities should abide by the UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials, which provide that all security forces shall, as far as possible, apply nonviolent means before resorting to force. Whenever the lawful use of force is unavoidable, the authorities must use restraint and act in proportion to the seriousness of the offense. Law enforcement officials should not use firearms against people “except in self-defense or defense of others against the imminent threat of death or serious injury.”

“Ethiopia’s heavy handed reaction to the Oromo protests is the latest example of the government’s ruthless response to any criticism of its policies,” Lefkow said. “UN member countries should tell Ethiopia that responding with excessive force against protesters is unacceptable and needs to stop.”

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HRLHA Urgent Action

May 1, 2014
The human rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deepest concern over the widespread brutalities of the Ethiopian Government in handling protests in different parts of the regional state of Oromia by peaceful demonstrators. In a heavy-handed crackdown being carried out by the federal armed squad called Agazi, which is infamously known for its cruelty against innocent civilians particularly during such public protests, 16 (sixteen) Oromo students have so far been shot dead in the town of Ambo alone and scores of others have been wounded, according to HRLHA correspondents in the area. The victims of the brutal attacks were not only from Federal Police brutality in Ambo town among those who were out protesting in the streets, but also among those who stayed behind on university campuses. Hundreds of others have also been arrested, loaded on police trucks, and taken to unknown destinations.
Although the brutalities of the armed squad and the resultant fatalities happened to be very high in Ambo Town, the peaceful protests by Oromo students of different universities and faculties have been taking place in the past couple of days in various towns and cities of Oromia including Diredawa and Adama in eatern Oromia, as well as Jimma, Mettu, Naqamte, Gimbi, and Dambidollo in western Oromia.
The Oromo students in all those and other universities took to the streets for peaceful demonstrations in protest to the recently made decision by the Federal EPRDF/TPLF- led Government to expand the city of Finfinnee/Addis Ababa by uprooting and displacing hundreds of thousands of Oromos from all sorts of livelihoods, and annexing about 36 surrounding towns of Oromia, the ultimate goal of which is claimed to be re- drawing the map of the Oromia Region. The federal annexation plan, which was termed as “The Integrated Development Master Plan”, is said to be covering the towns of Dukem, Gelan, Legetafo, Sendafa, Sululta, Burayu, Holeta, Sebeta, and others, stretching the boundary of Finfinne/Addis Ababa to about 1.1million hectares – an area of 20 times its current size.
The Oromo protesters claim that the decision was in violation of both the regional and federal constitutions that guarantee the ownership, special interests and benefits of the Oromo Nation over Finfinne/Addis Ababa. Similar unlawful and unconstitutional action taken at different times in the past fifteen and twenty years have already resulted in the dispossessions of lands and displacements of hundreds of thousands of Oromos farmers and business owners from around the city of Finfinne, forcing them into unemployment and day labourer.
The HRLHA has been able to obtain the names of the following students from among those who have been shot dead, wounded, and/or arrested and taken away:
No       Name                                               Gender      University & Department
1         Falmata Bayecha                               M              Jimma, Medicine 5th year 2         Galana Ababa                                    M              Jimma, Governance 3rd year 3         Zabana Barasa                                   M              Jimma, Oromo Folklore 3rd year 4         Getacho Darajje                                 M              Jimma, Governance 3rd year 5         Isra’el Habtamu                                 M              Jimma 6         Husen Umar                                      M              Jimma 7         Ababa Kumsa                                    M              Wallagga 8         Abdisa Nagasa                                  M              Wallagga 9         Tashome Dawit                                 M              Wallagga 10        Gexe Tafari                                        F                Wallagga
By so doing, the Ethiopian Government violates the property rights of peoples, which is clearly described both in local and international agreements including the Ethiopia constitution of 1995 article 40(3). While strongly condemning the brutality of the Ethiopian Government against its own people, specifically the youth, HRLHA would like to once again express its deep concerns regarding the whereabouts as well as safety of the students who have been taken into custody in relation to this protest.
HRLHA calls up on the Ethiopian Government to immediately stop shooting at and killed unarmed peaceful protestors who are attempting to exercise some of their fundamental rights and freedom of expression; and unconditionally release the detained students. We also request that the Ethiopian Government bring to justice the security agents who have committed criminal offences against own citizens by violating domestic and international human rights norms. HRLHA also calls up on regional and international diplomatic, democratic, and human rights agencies to challenge the Ethiopian TPLF/EPRDF government on its persistent brutal, dictatorial, and suppressive actions against innocent and unarmed civilians.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to the Ethiopian Government and its concerned officials as swiftly as possible, in English, Ahmaric, or your own language expressing:
 Your concerns over at the apprehension hundreds of students, and fear of torture of the citizens who are being held in Ma’ikelawi Central Investigation Office and other detention centers since February, 2011 to present at different times, and calling for their immediate and unconditional release;
 Urging the authorities of Ethiopia to ensure that these detainees are treated in accordance with regional and international standards on the treatment of prisoners,
 Urging the Ethiopian Government to disclose whereabouts of the detainees and,
 Your concerns to diplomatic representatives of Ethiopia accredited to your respective countries,
Send Your Concerns to
 His Excellency: Mr. Haila Mariam Dessalegn – Prime Minister of Ethiopia P.O.Box – 1031 Addis Ababa Telephone – +251 155 20 44; +251 111 32 41 Fax – +251 155 20 30 , +251 15520
   Office of Oromiya National Regional State President Office Telephone – 0115510455
 Office of the Ministry of Justice of Ethiopia PO Box 1370, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Fax: +251 11 5517775; +251 11 5520874 Email: ministry-  justice@telecom.net.et
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   Amnesty International – London  Claire Beston Claire Beston” <claire.beston@amnesty.org>,
   Human Rights Watch  Felix Hor “Felix Horne” <hornef@hrw.org>

Ethiopia’s TPLF Government Escalates Massacre of Oromo Students,Civilians

Mekonnen Hirphaa, Civil Engineering student killed at Madda Walabuu University, Robe.
Since Ethiopia’s Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front apartheid army massacred over 52 people and injured as many on April 30th in Ambo town, confirmed killings have spiraled to 85, including 5 students killed, in Dambi Dollo town in Western Oromia today.  Eyewitnesses told Oromo Press, 1 female student and 4 others were gunned down in Dambi Dollo on May 6 during a peaceful protest against the Addis Ababa Master Plan, which aims to evict 10 million Oromo farmers from Finfinne and surrounding towns and villages. Students were chanting, “Oromia will not be sold,” when they were indiscriminately fired on by Ethiopia’s army.  30 students are reported injured from live ammunition and excessive tear gas application. 

Kumala Gudisa Bali, who was shot in Ambo, on April 30th and transported to Finfinne (Addis Ababa) for hospitalization, also died today at Black Lion Hospital.
Kumala Gudisa Bali, 1 of 52 massacred in Ambo
Many of students who were killed were shot multiple times on the head, neck and on the chest proving the brutality of the ethnically-pure Tigirean Agazi military unit. Other brutal methods of killings include hurling grenades into a crowd of students in soccer fields–one person died this way and 70 were injured this way at Haromaya University. Some members of the federal police gauged out eyes of some Oromos under arrest uttering ethno-racial slurs and “you will never see again.”
In a related breaking news from Fiche town, in north central Oromia, schools are shut down and surrounded by TPLF Ethiopia’s army. Witnesses saw at least 50 people, including students, teachers and residents being loaded and whisked away in military convoys. The students at Fiche were not even protesting when the army falsely told them that they were there to detonate a bomb and an explosive buried in the school compounds.
Ethiopia’s TPLF government is disarming Oromia regional police and replacing them with the more loyal and ethnically-pure TPLF soldiers and federal police. Oromia Times confirmed the imprisonment of “4 Oromia police commanders for refusal to order the use of lethal forces” against civilians and students.  The Oromo police commanders were Lieutenants: Tadesse Legesse Gemechu, Habtamu Ragassa, Ayana Milkessa, and Alemu Kitessa Sanyi.
As many reporters, including BBC’s Mary Harper rightly observe: “it is very, very difficult for information to come out showing just how the authorities there are very repressive.”
Even human rights organizations with better resources, including Human Rights Watch, have been unable to get the exact numbers of students and civilians killed, injured and imprisoned in Oromia over the last 13 days. The general consensus, however, is that excessive force is being used by Ethiopia’s army to respond to peaceful student protesters demanding an end to ethnic-cleansing  under the guise of urban development and city expansion.
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IOYA Statement – Ethiopia: Stop killing and attacking innocent unarmed protesters

The following is a statement from the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA).

——————— May 1, 2014 Oromo students in Ethiopia are currently facing assault, imprisonment, and death due to the mass protests in Universities against the “Integrated Development Master Plan, “also known as the, “Addis Master Plan” The proposed plan aims to expand the current territory of Ethiopia’s capital by evicting and displacing thousands, if not millions of Oromo peasants from their lands. Student protestors are opposing the eviction of peasants from their lands and illegal expansion at the expense of indigenous people. Students at multiple universities including Jimma, Wollo, Haramaya, Ambo, Wollega, Metu, Bolu Hora, Adama, Maddawalabu and Dire Dawa University campuses continue to express their concerns through ongoing peaceful protests. On April 29, 2014, an estimated 25,000 people in Ambo marched in the streets of Oromia in opposition to the government’s plan. In an attempt to intimidate and deter further protests, Ethiopian security forces responded with gunfire and killed several students, leaving many others injured. To date, the numbers of deaths are still rising and Security forces are sent into various cities to silence further protests. The current crackdown on innocent students is no surprise to the international community. The Ethiopian government has been silencing dissenting voices by violently intimidating, killing, and torturing those who dare question or oppose its policies. Local reports indicate that the protests will continue so long as the Ethiopian government ignores the basic constitutional and free speech rights of the Oromo people. The atrocities and dehumanization of Oromo students must be stopped. Ethiopia continues to devalue basic human rights of the Oromo people and we cannot affirm their policies by staying silent. Our organization as a collective will be making a campaign video to raise awareness about the issue unfolding in the Oromia Region. We are asking for other communities to follow in solidarity and demand their respective communities to condemn atrocities being committed against students in Oromia. IOYA calls upon all Oromo and all human rights organizations to write letters to the international community and publicly stand in solidarity with the protesters right to condemn land eviction, displacement and disregard for regional constitutional rights. Sincerely, International Oromo Youth Association Website: www.ioya.org

Massacre of Peaceful Demonstrators- Perpetual Habit of TPLF RegimeOLF Press Release The level of repression and exploitation exacted by the successive regimes of Ethiopia on the subject peoples under their rule in general and the Oromo people in particular has been so unbearable that the people are in constant revolt. It has also been the case that, instead of providing peaceful resolution to a demand peacefully raised, the successive regimes have opted to violently suppress by daylight massacre, detention and torture, looting, evicting and forcing them to leave the country. Hundreds of students have been dismissed from their learning institutions. This revolt, spearheaded by the Oromo youth in general and the students in particular, has currently transformed into an Oromia wide total popular uprising.The response of the regime has, however, remained the same except this time adding the fashionable camouflage pretext of terrorism and heightened intensity of the repression. This has been the case in Ambo,MaddaWalabou,DambiDoolloo,Naqamte,Geedoo,HorrooGuduruu,BaaleeandCiroo in Oromia;andMaqaleeinTigray aswellGojjam in Amhara region, by the direct order fromtheTigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders in the last 22 years.Tens of peaceful demonstrators, including children under the age of 10,have been massacred in Ambo,MaddaWalabou yesterday April 30, 2014. Hand grenades have been deliberately thrown on student demonstrators in AmboandHaramaya Universities causing several death and serious wounds.Morehave been detained. Indiscriminate severe beating, including elderly, women and children by Federal Police and militia, is widespread.TheOLF condemnsthe perpetration of these atrocities and holds, the Prime Minister of the regime, the army, federal police and security chiefs, directly responsible for these crimes selectively targeting the Oromo, who peacefully presented their legitimate demands.TheOLF renews its call on the Oromo nationals who are serving in the armed forces of this regime not only to refrain from partaking in this crime against their parents, siblings and children; but also to resist and stand in defense of their kin and kith and other civilians.We call upon the Oromo people both inside and outside the country, to realize that wehave been pushed to the limit. The only way out of this and to redeem the agony visited upon us for the past is to fight back in unison. We specially call upon you in the Diaspora to act on behalf of your brethren, who are under siege, and urge the nations who host you to discharge their responsibility as government anda community of human beings towards thelong suffering Oromo and otherpeoples under the criminalTPLF regime.We urge again and again that the international community, human rights and organizations and governments for democracy to use their influence and do all they can to stop the ongoing atrocity against the Oromo people. Failure to act immediately will be tantamount to condoning.Victory to the Oromo People!Oromo Liberation Front May 01,2014ABO:HumnaWaraanaanHiriiraNagaaUkkaamsuunIttiFufaGochaaMootummaaWayyaaneWagga 22tiIbsaABOirraakennameHacuuccaa fisaaminsisirnootaabbootiiirreesirnootadarabeenItophiyaabitanbifa addaaddaangaggeeffamuummatootaItophiyaaadddattiammooummataOromooirraanmiidhaandhaqqabsiisesadarkaa hinobsamnedhaqqabuuirraaummatniOromoogaaffiimirgaa fidimokraasiikaasuudhaanwaggootadheeraafqabsoottijira.QabsoonummatniOromoosirnabittootaairrattiadeemsisaaturee fijirukunis har’a sadarkaa olaanaattitarkaanfateeguutuuOromiyaakeessattigarafincilaummataattijijjiiramee argama.Haa tahumaleemootummootniItophiyaagaaffiiummatniOromookaraanagaadhiheeffatu dhaga’anii furmaataittigochuuirrahumnaanukkaamsuu kanfilatantahuundhugaairra deddeebi’ee mul’ate dha.QabsoohaqaaummatniOromooittijiruufdeebisabarbaachisukeennuuirra “farranagaa, farramisoomaa,shororkeessota fikkfjechuunjumulaanajjeesuu,hidhuu,tumuu fibiyyaabaqachiisuuntarkaanfiileemootummootniItophiyaafudhataaturanii fijirani dha.Yeroo ammaa kanabarattootnii fidargaggootniOromooakkasumasummtniOromiyaaguutuukeessattigaaffiimirgaakaasuunhiriira nagaaadeemsisaajirankeessattideebiinargataajiranakkumaadeeffatamegaaffiibarattootaaofittifudhatuundeebiikennuuirrahaalasuukanneessanajjeechaa,reebicha fihidhaatahaajira.TarkaanfiiajajahogganootasirnaWayyaaneenhumnawaraanaaamanamaasirnichaanilmaanii fiummataOromooirrattifudhatamaajiruunlammiiwwanOromoo kanijoolleenumrii10nigadiikeessattiargamanAmboo,MaddaWalaabuu fibakkootabiroottikudhanootaanajjeefamaniijiran.Amboo fi UniversityHaromayaakeessattiboombiileedargaggotaa fiummataharkaqullaairratidhoosuungaraajabinaanlubbuundhabamsiifamaajira.Hedduun manahidhaattigatamaniiru.Jaarsaa fijaartii,guddaa fixiqqaaosoo hinjennereebichiummataOromoobakkayyuuttiirragahaajirusukanneessaa dha.TarkaanfiifudhatamaajirukunisittifufaajjeechaabarattootaOromoogaaffiimirgaakaasuuirraa Ambo,DambiDoolloo,Naqamte,Geedoo,HorrooGuduruu,Baalee,Ciroo fiOromiyaanalattisTigrayMaqalee fiGojjamkeessattiajjeefamaa fijumulaanmanneenbarnootaakeessaa ari’amaa turanii ti.ABOn gaaffiihaqaaummatnikaasaajiruufdeebiigahaakennuuirratarkaanfiisuukanneessaamootummaaWayyaaneenfudhatamaa kanjirujabeesseebalaaleffata. Tarkaanfiigarajabinaahumnaaddaawaraanaa,poolisaFederaalaa fihidhattootaanfudhatamaajiru kanaajajuu firaawwachiisuukeessattikanneenqoodaqaban,MuummichiMinistaraasirnichaa,ajajaanhumnawaraanaa figaafatamaantikaamootummaaWayyaaneegaafatamootahuu hubachiisa.Kanatti dabalees ABOnilmaanOromoohumnawaraanaa fipoolisaakeessattiargaman kanajjeefamaa,hidhamaa fitumamaajiranabbootii,haawwanii fiobboleewwanisaaniitahuuhubatuuntarkaanfiihammeenyaa fidiinummaa fudhatamaajiru kanakeessattiakkaqooda hinfudhanneqofaosoo hintaaneakka duradhaabbatanirra deebi’eewaamicha dhiheessaaf.Ummatni Oromookeessaa fi alajiruammaanboodagidaarattidhiibameefilmaatadhorkamee kanmayiiirraagahuuhubateeharkaawalqabateemirgaisaafalmatuu figumaakanneenwaggaa 22darbanajjeefamaabahanii fiammasgaraalaafinamaleejumulaanajjeefamaajiraniiseeraanistahekaraa danda’amu hundaanakkafalamtuwaamichakeenyacimsineedabarsina.Addattikanneen alajirtansagaleeummata kanadhageessisuufakkasochootani fidirqamasabummaakeessanbaatan waamichagooana.Hawaasni addunyaa, dhaabbattootni mirga namoomaaf dhaabbatanii fi jaarmayootni mirga dimokraasiif falman hundis tarkaanfii mootummaan abbaa irree ummata fayyaaleyyii gaaffii mirgaa fi dimokraasii kaasan irratti fudhataa jiru farra dimokraasii tahuu hubatuun gochaa isaa hatattamaan akka dhaabuuf dhiibbaa barbaachisu akka godhan ABOn hubachiisa. Gochaa kana callisanii ilaaluun gochaa kana eebbisuu keessaa qooda fudhatuu tahuu ABO deddeebisee hubachisa.Injifannoo Ummata Oromoof!Adda Bilisumma Oromoo!
OLF Statement | Ibsa ABO: Massacre of Peaceful Demonstrators- Perpetual Habit of TPLF Regime
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Discussion on ‪#‎OromoProtests‬ with former and current IOYA presidents … tune in here for all locations: http://tunein.com/radio/KTNF-950-s31969/

Partial lists of Oromo  students of Adama University kidnapped by Agazi and the whereabouts are not know:

As of 3rd May 2014

The total number of Oromo students and residents of Adama city reached over 100.

Barattoota University Adaamaa Kaleessa Guyyaa 5/1/2014 Mana Hidhaatti Guuran Keessaa Kan Ammaaf Maqaa Isaanii Arganne Armaan Gaditti Laalaa…

1.ebisa maliika Nuruu 2.Musxafa kadir siraji 3.bulitu wadaju bulitum 4.bilisuma lamii agaa 5.ifabas burisho Nuruu 6.tullu bonus tura 7.tayee tafara agaa 8.fanitale faru qarisuu 9.didaa ahimad ibiroo 10.odaa damis bonjaa 11.calla galan dabiso 12.marga tuffa qiliixu 13.shibiru tariku falqaa 14.dani’eli adimasu tamsigen 15.etihafa tuffa soraa 16.bonsa badhadha bati 17.fayisa girma biramu 18.dane aboo bushira 19.nuho gudata irre 20.abidal hussen julio 21.walbum ragasa qalibesa 22.lami marga gabiru 23.lelisa aynisa marga 24.humin’esa miliki falta 25.magris banita sodaa 26.gada dinqa bayisa 27.tashom baqal sabbatical 28.abirahmi makonin ararisu 29.takalinyi katam baharu 30.abenzari hagaye yuhanis 31.amnu’el buriqa daniq 32.duni hussen walbu 33.andu’alami xilahun almayo 34.ayantu jalta mishap 35.sidise Jara 36.iliyas ishetu Ibisa 37.tadalu mamo baca 38.ibrahami musan awal 39.muktar jeyilan sa’edi 40.datamo fayer shifa

‪#‎Oromoprotests‬ the following students have been arrested  Monday 12th May 2014 morning at Adama University. 1) Fawaz Ahmad Usman.Mechanical, Engineering, 3rd yr 2) Obsa Juwar, Management 2nd yr 3) Lencho (las name unidentified) Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2nd yr.

Their classmates are unable to locate where they were taken after being arrested

36 Oromo Students Arrested by TPLF Ethiopian Regime As Part of Ongoing Violent Crash of the ‪#‎OromoProtests‬ FDG

Posted: Caamsaa/May 12, 2014 · www.gadaa.com

Breaking News reaching our desk: an estimated 36 Oromo students have been arrested by the TPLF Ethiopian regime in Haro Limu (Eastern Wallaggaa, Oromia) over the last week. These arrests are in addition to the several hundred others being carried out across Oromia by the TPLF Ethiopian regime to crash the ongoing Oromo Students #OromoProtests FDG Movement.

The Oromo Students #OromoProtests FDG Movement opposes the implementation of the Addis Ababa Master “Genocide” Plan, and demands the institutionalization of the Special Interests of the State of Oromiyaa over Finfinnee as per the Constitution. In addition, as the TPLF Ethiopian regime has resorted to violence to resolve the demands of #OromoProtests FDG, the Movement seeks justice for the slain Oromos and release of those arrested by the TPLF regime.

Godina Iluu Abbaa Booraa, Aanaa Beddellee Magaala BEDDELLEE keessatti mootummaan wayyaanee yeroo ammaa kana barattoota Oromoo baay’ee isaanii badii tokko malee hidhuu fi reebuu itti fufee jira. Guyyaa gaafa kamisa, 01/05/2014 barattoota qabanii hanga ammaatti maatin wal argaa dhorkamani jiran keessa kannen maqaa jaraa bira geenye kan armaan gadiiti.

1. Barataa MANSUUR KAMAAL kutaa 10ffaa Mana barumsaa Ingibii sadarka 2ffaa magaala Beddele ira 2. Barataa MUJAAHID JAMAAL kutaa 12 ffaa mana barumsaa S/2ffaa fi Qophaa’ina magaalaa Beddele irraa 3. Barataa KAMAAL kan jedhamu maqa abba isaa kan nu qaqqabne yo ta’u, kutaa 10ffaa Mana barumsaa Ingibii sadarka 2ffaa magaala Beddele irraa kan baratudha. Kanneen biroo yeroo maqaa isaanii argannu sinii ibsina. QABSOON ITTI FUFA. Qerroo Magaala Beddellee irraa! Post nuf godha.  #OromoProtests

#OromoProtests This is horrible! Yesterday (7th May 2014)  night (local time reference) two young males are reportedly found dead, Nekemte town, one around the area knows as mirtizer and the other around board. According to an eye witness regarding the later body: today early morning, on the newly constructed cobble stone road taking from board down towards celeleki, in front of Bethel KG school, a body watched by very few people and with no ID card was taken by police who said nothing but drive their car towards where they came from, pocket road towards kuteba!

‪#‎OromoProtests

8th May 201-‬ The following students have been arrested and remain in jail in Galamso (W. Hararge) due to the protest that took place few days ago. They are kept at the ‘karchale’.

1,Miftah Jawar 2,Anwar Khalifa 3,Ibsa Abbas 4,Murtesa Jundii 5,Awal Abdala 6,Gurmessa Muzamill. 7,Wondatir Tegegn 8,Abduljabbar

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Over the last several days we have been hearing from observers and officers that Oromia police ( both regular and special) has been disarmed, particular in areas where protest took place. This decision seems to have come following the decision by Oromia police not disperse protesters at Madda Walabu University. Since then Federal police and Agazi forces did not only take over security response but also have been seen in many cities using vehicles marked Oromia Police (Poolisii Oromiyaa). More over, Oromia police commanders are not included in the ‘ Emergency Command Post’ created to suppress and contain the protest. The so called Command Post was first established at regional level now extend to all zones. Representatives of Oromia Police are not found in any of these command posts. The security slot in these Commands are filled with federal police commanders, intelligence officers and military personnel ( More in this soon).

Also note that almost all cases of clashes and use of lethal force happened where federal police/ Agazi special military contingent was deployed. The two pictures show Oromia Police monitoring protest without violence. The other picture show federal police riding in Oromia Police vehicle with heavy machine gun mounted.           ‪#‎OromoProtests‬- picture of  Darartu Abdata, student  and head Oromo  Students  Cultural Association at Dire Dawa University who has been isolated from the rest of the student population and kept incommunicado. Its feared she might subjected to torture and other harm.       #OromoProtests Oromo student Wabii Tilahun, 2nd year Afan Oromo student at   Ambo University kidnapped by Agazi, his where about is not known. Micaan Kun Wabii Xilahn Jedhama Barata Afan Oromoo Waggaa 2 ffaa Godina Wallagaa Baha Aana limmuu dhufee Umatii Magaala Kana Osoo Ijaa Keessaa Ilaaluu kitabaa isaa 700 Maxxaanfmee Osoo Hin Gurguramiin Hafe Hidha hin hiikamnee jedhuu Waliin Fudhanii Deemaan Hospital Mana Hidha Amboo Keessaa Akkaa Hin Jirreee Biraa Geenyee Jirraa. Essaa Akkaa Busaan ni Wallaallee!!!!! Iyii iyaa dabarsii yaa Ilmaan Oromoo!!!   Magarsaa Worku, Oromo student of Haromaya University, kidnapped by Agazi #OromoProtests- OBALAYAAN KOO AKKA GARII HUBADHAA DUBISSAA ! INNII KUNI BARAATAA UNIVERSITY HAROO MAYA DHA TII MAQAAN ISSAA MAGARSSA WORKUU DHAA. GAFAA MORMII DIDAA GARBRUMMAA JALQAABEE SAN ISSAA KANATUU XALAAYAA GAFII HAYYAMAA HIRIRAA BAHUU KAN BARESSEE WAJIRALEE DHIMAA LALCHIFTUU HUNDAA KAN AKKA MOTUMMAA FEDERAL FI MANA CAFEE OROMIYAA FI WAJIRALEE BAHA OROMIYAA POLIS KOMISHIONERA FI WARA ILALCHIISSUU HUNDAA HARKKA ISSAN GALCHEE KAN GAFATEE TAHUU ISSA ISSIINII IBSAA.DUBAA ARAA BARATOOTAA SII FINCILSSISE JECHUU DHAN MIRGA BARATOOTAAF WAAN FALMATEE JECHUU DHAA MOTUUMAAN WAYANEE FARA NAGAYA BORESSITUU JECHUU DHAAN QABANII MANA HIDHAA SHINILE YKN KARSHALE DHIMAA WARA SIYASSA ITII MANA DUKKANA DACHII JALAA GALCHANII KOOBAA ISSA GUYAA MAY 10/2014 GANAMAA MAGALA DIRE DAWATII HIDHAMEE.MAGARSSA WORKU ARAA MANA HIDHA DACHII JALAA SHINELE DIRE DAWA ITII HIDHAA JIRAA.FREE MAGARSSA WORK .NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN ETHIOPIA          

 

#OromoProtests this is Ababa Tilahun, a 2nd yr statistics student who was injured during an explosion at Haromaya University. Doctors at Hiwot Fana Hospital complain that police harassment and interference is hindering provision of proper medical aid to students.Kun Abbabaa Xilaahun, barataa waggaa istaatistiksii waggaa lammafati. Bombii magaalaa Haroomaayatti dhoo’een madaaye. Doktoroonni Hospitaala Hiwoot Faanaa doorsisni poolisootaan nurra gahaa jiru tajaajila fayyaa bifa tasgabbayeen kennuu nu hanqise jedhuun komatu.

Oromo Federalist Congress says those who committed extrajudicial killings should be brought to justice 
Ethiomedia May 4, 2014   WASHINGTON, DC (Ethiomedia) – The opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) on Friday called on the government in Addis Ababa to terminate the controversial “Master Plan” immediately, bring the perpetrators of the extrajudicial killings to justice, and release all political prisoners and journalists without any preconditions. Following is OFC’s full text entitled: “Killing, Imprisonment, Harassment etc. cannot be a solution for the legal and constitutional demand of the Oromo people; rather civilized and responsible option is the way out.”

One of the best traditions that the Oromo people own is their hospitality and human integration of even the people they conquered without any harassment. But unfortunately, they have never been reciprocated. However, the Oromo continued tolerating all atrocities and inhuman acts of uprooting them since the 19th century spearheaded by Minilik II.

In 1991 when the TPLF-led EPRDF took power the Oromos dreamt of the dawn of a new era, the era of liberation and equality whereby their dignity every aspect will be respected. However, the sour historical developments were unfolding within a short period of time. The constitution of the land that was put in place and formed EPRDF started to be violated before its ink dried.

This was taking place by incorporating Oromo lands to neighboring regions to create animosity against Oromos. Seeing silence and the Oromo patience on what was going on in this regard the TPLF-led EPRDF last month declared subtle conspiracy against the Oromo. The Oromos today are uprooted from their land without any proper compensation and land substitution under the guise of investment and “Integrated Development and Addis Ababa Master Plan,” but in reality to continue the grabbing of the Oromo land. Any human being with normal mind can judge this unconstitutional move from any direction has inhuman act that goes against globally accepted human rights. There is nothing that can be brought as evidence than seeing 40 land ownership certificates found in the house of an official of TPLF/EPRDF now in prison.

According to the constitution the federal state was formed by the consensus of the National Regional State that has their own constitutional and boundaries demarcated there in. Accordingly, the Oromia National Regional State has boundary demarcated by law. Finfinne, which is the seat of FDRE and Oromia is a metropolitan city and is under the Federal Government. This fact is taken for granted and respected by the Nation Regional State of Oromia too.

However, as of last month, a new move has been orchestrated and declared by the Federal government that incorporates the Oromia special zone (OSZ) to Finfinne under the guise of integrated development and Addis Ababa Master Plan.”

As the result of the Oromo students in the universities have asked for peaceful rallies in the towns where the universities are located. Following their legal request and demonstration the FDRE government has deployed Federal police and army to crack down [on] the peaceful demonstrations and many students have been killed, wounded and arrested. We strongly believe that any conflict should be settled through dialogue and tolerance instead of harsh acts. The OFC therefore strongly demand that the EPRDF stop

  1. Its killings, imprisonment, and all illegal acts of atrocities immediately,
  2. Respect the constitution of the land (article 49/5) and terminate the so called “Integrated Development Addis Ababa Master Plan.”
  3. Respect the rule of law and bring those who committed extrajudicial killings to court
  4. Release all political prisoners, journalists and prisoners of conscience without any prerequisite.

All concerned NGOs are also kindly requested to come to the assistance of the people that become victims of the current siution in the country. 02 May 2014 Addis Ababa Seal: http://ethiomedia.com/16file/4559.html

Statements on the Massacre of Oromo youth by TPLF regime in Ethiopia

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/statements-on-the-massacre-of-oromo-youth-by-tplf-regime-in-ethiopia/       #OromoProtests, Agazi’s cruel crime against humanity:

ODUU nama gaddisisu guyyaa kalessaa. 3/5/2014 wallagaa godinna horroo guddurrutti.. magaala FINCA’A kessaattii humni. warrana waayyane garmaale ummataa nagaa hidhaaf darrara ole . jedhuu jiratooni magaala finca’a ..
itti dabaleessii .mucaa barnootaa irra baqatee gara. biyyaatti deebi’ee. tokko kani gandaa SHAMBUU JAREE TI kan dhaltee. yeroof dhokkate. HOTELA SIIFAANI keessa. mashiin buna fi shayyi danfiissu irra osso dalaguu humni warrana wayyanee kaleessa qabate osoo rebaani dararani harkaatti boqqatee jiratooni magaala finca’a gafaa waccani mucaa kanatti mana dukkanati geessani. funyoo mormaatti ka’ani of ajjessee jedhani. konkoolatadha galgala keessa sa’a 12 fudhaani ba’ani..jedhuu gabaasani hotel siifan. .magaala finca’a irraa… ADDARAA GABASAAN KEENYAA DHAMATEE JIRATOONI GANDA SHAMBU JAAREE kan biyyaa alaas ta’e biyyaa jirtani mucaa du’ee kana matisa wali akka bekkisiftaani sabibi isa ammaf namni mati isa beeku wan hin jireef… namooni dhalootan fincaa’aa tatanis bilbilaan gafadhaa ummatti garmaalee dararama jira jedhaani jiru maddaa oduu jiraata magalaa finca’a irra.

10 QUESTIONS ABOUT #OROMOPROTESTS IN ETHIOPIA

oromoprotestsmap(OPride) — Ethiopia is gripped by widespread student demonstrations, which has so far left at least 47 people dead, several injured and hundreds arrested, according to locals. In a statement on April 30, the government put the death toll at 11. About 70 students were seriously wounded in a separate bomb blast at Haramaya University in eastern Oromia on April 29, the statement added. The protests began last month after ethnic Oromo students voiced concerns over a plan by Addis Ababa’s municipal authorities, which aims to expand the city’s borders deep into Oromia state annexing a handful of surrounding towns and villages. Ethiopia’s brutal federal special forces, known as Liyyu police, responded to nonviolent protests harshly, including with live bullets fired at close range at unarmed students. The government’s brutal crackdown swelled the ranks of demonstrators as defiant students turned out around the country expressing their outrage. Ethiopia maintains a tight grip on the free flow of information; journalists are often detained under flimsy charges. Given the difficulty of getting any information out of the country, it is very difficult to fully grasp the extent, prevalence, and background of the latest standoff. Here are ten basic questionsabout the protests:

  • Who are the Oromo?

The Oromo are Ethiopia’s single largest ethnic group, constituting close to 40 percent of the country’s 94 million population. Despite their numerical majority, the Oromo have historically faced economic, social and political marginalization in Ethiopia. Theoretically, this changed in 1991, when Ethiopia’s ruling party deposed Mengistu Hailemariam’s communist regime. The transitional government set up by a coalition of rebel groups endorsed ethnic federalism as a compromise solution for the country’s traumatic history. The charter, which established the new government, divided the country into nine linguistic-based states, including Oromia — the Oromo homeland. Covering an area of almost 32 percent of the country, Oromia is Ethiopia’s largest state both in terms of landmass and population. Endowed with natural resources, it is sometimes dubbed as “Ethiopia’s breadbasket .” Want to know more? Here is a handy guide: http://www.gadaa.com/thepeople.html

  • What are the Oromo students protesting exactly?

In a nutshell, the protesters oppose the mass eviction of poor farmers that are bound to follow the territorial expansion of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa is a busy city that’s been rapidly expanding over the last decade — dispossessing and rendering many a poor farmer into beggars and daily laborers. Last month, in an apparent effort to improve the city’s global competitiveness and accommodate its growing middle-class, city officials unveiled what they call an “Integrated Development Master Plan,” which would guide the city’s growth over the next 25 years. But Ethiopia’s constitution places Addis Ababa in a peculiar position where it is at once a federal city and a regional capital for Oromia. While the city’s horizontal growth has always been contentious, this is the first attempt to alter its territorial boundaries. The actions by the authorities raise several disturbing questions. First, how does a jurisdiction annex another constitutionally created jurisdiction without any due process? What does this say about the sanctity of Ethiopia’s federalism? What arrangements were made to mitigate the mass eviction of poor farmers that accompanied previous expansions? Oromo students say the “master plan” is meant to de-Oromonize the city and push Oromo people further into the margins. But there’s also a long history behind it.

The Oromo, original inhabitants of the land, have social, economic and historical ties to the city. Addis Ababa, which they call Finfinne, was conquered through invasion in 19th century. Since its founding, the city grew by leaps and bounds. But the expansion came at the expense of local farmers whose livelihoods and culture was uprooted in the process. At the time of its founding, the city grew “haphazardly ” around the imperial palace, residences of other government officials and churches. Later, population and economic growth invited uncontrolled development of high-income, residential areas — still almost without any formal planning. While the encroaching forces of urbanization pushed out many Oromo farmers to surrounding towns and villages, those who remained behind were forced to learn a new language and embrace a city that did not value their existence. The city’s rulers then sought to erase the historical and cultural values of its indigenous people, including through the changing of original Oromo names.

Read more at Think Africa Presshttp://thinkafricapress.com/ethiopia/addis-ababa-sleeping-beauty-no-longer-student-protests-police-response-oromo

  • Who are the protesters?

Ethnic Oromo students at various universities around the country sparked the protests. It has now spread to high school and middle schools in the Oromia region. A handful of those killed in the last few days have been identified. Media is a state monopoly in Ethiopia. There is not a single independent media organization — in any platform — covering the state of Oromia. For this and other reasons, we may never know the identity of many of these victims. But thanks to social media, gruesome photographs of some students who sustained severe wounds from beating and gunshots have been circulating around social media. Here are few names and images (view these at your own discretion):http://gadaa.com/oduu/25751/2014/05/02/in-review-photos-from-the-oromoprotests-against-the-addis-ababa-master-plan-and-for-the-rights-of-oromiyaa-over-finfinne

  • Are the protests related to the recent arrest of bloggers and journalists?

Yes and no. Yes, the struggle for justice and freedom in Ethiopia is intractably intertwined as our common humanity. So long as the ruling party maintains its tight grip on power, the destiny of Ethiopia’s poor — of all shades and political persuasions — is one and the same. Oromo students are being killed and harassed for voicing their concerns. Ethiopian bloggers and journalists are jailed for speaking out against an ever-deepening authoritarianism. As the Martin Luther King once said, regardless of our ethnic and political differences, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This is much closer to home. No, technically because the bloggers were not part of the protests opposing Addis Ababa’s expansion. But we would go on a limb to suggest that they would have been the first to show a moral support and chime in on social media. Their past conducts suggest as much.

  • But the government says the plan is still open to public consultations

Oromo nation: The Most Athletically Blessed on Earth August 14, 2014

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Odaa Oromoo"The Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia must be one of the most athletically blessed on earth. The list of long distance running champions it has produced includes Haile Gebrselassie, Abebe Bikila, and Sileshi Sihene, as well as Dibaba sisters and Derartu Tulu." pp.80-81 Olympic and World Records 2012 by Keir Radnedge (Author),Hardback, pp- 62-82. An Official London 2012 Olympic Games PubliconPhoto: Who are the Oromo People?</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Population:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The Oromo people are the native inhabitants of Eastern Africa. Their population is estimated at 40 million people, which comprises the single largest ethnic group in East Africa. There are thousands of Oromo people living in diaspora, largely residing in countries including the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Norway, England and Sweden.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Where is the Oromo land?<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The land of the Oromo people is called Oromia. Oromia is bordered by Ogadenia and Somalia in the East, Kenya in the South, Gambella and Sudan in the West and Abyssinia in the North. The capital city of Oromia is called Finfinnee (pronounced fynn-fynn-neh), otherwise referred to as “Addis Ababa”.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Language:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The Oromo people speak Afaan Oromo. They belong to the Cushitic-speaking group of Eastern Africa. The Oromo language is the 4th most spoken language in the continent of Africa.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Religion:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The Oromo people practice three main religions Waqeefanna (Traditional Oromo beliefs), Islam and Christianity.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>History:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Since the late 19th century, the Oromo have been under colonization by successive Ethiopian governments. Assisted by European colonial powers with modern weaponry, many Oromo people were killed and during 1870 until 1900s. Bloodshed was intense as the Oromo population was reduced from 10 million to 5 million people.  Since the forced incorporation of Oromia as part of present day ‘Ethiopian’ empire, the language and culture of the Oromo people was banned by the Ethiopian government and punishable as a crime, until 1991. Oromo attempts to preserve the Oromo culture and language exist despite open attempts at Oromo ethnic cleansing.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Since the official penalty for speaking the language has been lifted in 1991, many Oromo people are still identified as “Ethiopian”; a title is largely resented because of the because of the historically traumatic connotations  for Oromo people.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Notable Oromo movements, particularly in the 1960′s include the Oromo Raayya revolt, the Caalanqo and Aanoole Wars and The Afran Qalloo movements. Other Oromo groups and movements include the Maccaa Tuulama Association, the birth of the Oromo Liberation Front, the Oromo Student movements in 2005.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>The Oromo people refer to themselves as Oromo and their land as Oromia.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Historical and cultural information about Oromo people:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Gadaa System:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The Oromo people live by a democratic and egalitarian political system, called the Gadaa system. The Gadaa system consists of Gadaa grades, these grades have individual titles and responsibilities and are also grouped in 8 year periods. Each Gadaa title teaches the young male from birth to develop skills and knowledge about culture, governance, family values and leadership qualities. At the age of 40, Oromo men can be elected as Gadaa officials.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Siinqee Institution:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Like Oromo men, Oromo women have an incorporated institution. Siinqee is one of the pillars of Gadaa, an indigenous system of thought and practice which forms the foundations of Oromo society. As the bride steps out of the door of her mother’s house, she would be handed the Siinqee (a traditional and sacred Oromo stick) by her mother. She walks, imbued with the majesty of Siinqee, shoulder to shoulder with her bridegroom, who carries a spear. The role of Siinqee in Oromo society is to keep the peace and moral sanctity of the society. Warring groups would have to immediately halt their hostilities once the womenfolk wielding Siinqee appear on the battle scene. Most importantly, when in justice is committed, the women in the vicinity would come out in the the morning hours bearing their Siinqee and baring their hairs. According to Oromo custom, the testimony of a woman is not to be doubted. It takes only the testimony of a woman to convict a man. However, it would take the sworn testimony of three men to convict a man as guilty.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Coffee:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Coffee was first found in Oromia, in the city of Kaffa, South Western Oromia. Oromo people began using coffee for nutritional use in the beginning of the 5th century.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Athletics:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The Oromo people have some of the fastest athletes in the world. These athletes include Abbabba Biqilaa who ran barefoot at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Other famous Oromo athletes include Derartu Tulu, Fatuma Roba, Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba and many others.#OromoProtests<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> http://oromoprotests.com/who-are-the-oromo/<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> http://www.oromoliberationfront.info/press/Oromo-flyer-ver.4.0.pdf<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> http://www.pinterest.com/oromtichaoromo/oromia-in-pictures/<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> http://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/?s=athletic+nation&searchbutton=go%21

 

Oromo Athletes in Germany: Tulu Wodajo Addisu wins the sovereign Rother fair run

 August 13, 2014

Oromo Athletes performed superb in Roth, Bayern, Germany on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Athlete Tulu Wodajo Addisu, with Oromia National  flag on his shirt (214), finished first, while Etana Getachew finished second and Badhane Gamachu fourth.

 What is the competition doing? Joseph Katib (number 208) risked shortly after starting a glance over at Tulu Wodajo Addisu (214) of the then but quickly settles from the field.

Etana Getachew had indeed briefly times over the Führunge at fair run, but was then but "only" second.  Badhane Gamachu also from Ethiopia, and stood in for the TS Bayreuth. He finished fourth.

 What is the competition doing? Joseph Katib (number 208) risked shortly after starting a glance over at Tulu Wodajo Addisu (214) of the then but quickly settles from the field.

 

 

Oromo Athelete Sifan Hassan (Representing Netherlands)  won gold medal in 1500 m at European Championships 2014  in Zurich.

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August 15, 2014 (Google Translation from Dutch language – NOS) — Sifan Hassan won the gold medal in the 1500m at the European Championships in Zurich, yesterday, August 14, 2014. Hassan (21) was born in Adama, Oromia, and obtained a Dutch passport only last November. Later this week, Hassan was out on the five kilometers.
It is the second Dutch gold medal in Zurich; Wednesday Dafne Schippers was the fastest in the 100m.
Hassan fitted into the finals its usual tactic. She sat only at the start of the final round in the lead and accelerated, but this time she let herself overtake weather by its biggest competitor, the Swedish Abeba Aregawi. On the final straight, the 21-year-old Arnhem hit mercilessly. Aregawi had to settle for silver in 4.05,08. The bronze medal was for the British Laura Weightman in 4.06,32.
Sifan Hassan left Oromia  as a refugee and arrived in the Netherlands in 2008 at age fifteen. She began running while undertaking studies to become a nurse.
Affiliated with Eindhoven Atletiek, she entered the Eindhoven Half Marathon in 2011 and won the race with a time of 77:10 minutes. She was also runner-up at two cross country races (Sylvestercross and Mol Lotto Cross Cup). She won those races in 2012, as well as the 3000 metres at the Leiden Gouden Spike meeting.
Sifan made her breakthrough in the 2013 season. She ran an 800 metres best of 2:00.86 minutes to win at the KBC Night of Athletics and took wins over 1500 metres at the Nijmegen Global Athletics and Golden Spike Ostrava meetings. On the 2013 IAAF Diamond League circuit she was runner-up in the 1500 m at Athletissima with a personal best of 4:03.73 minutes and was third at the DN Galan 3000 metres with a best of 8:32.53 minutes – this time ranked her the fourth fastest in the world that year.
She gained Dutch citizenship in November 2013 and the following month she made her first appearance for her adopted country. At the 2013 European Cross Country Championships she won the gold medal in the under-23 category and helped the Dutch team to third in the rankings. She also won the Warandeloop and Lotto Cross Cup Brussels races that winter. At the beginning of 2014 she ran a world leading time of 8:45.32 minutes for the 3000 m at the Weltklasse in Karlsruhe, then broke the Dutch record in the indoor 1500 m with a run of 4:05.34 minutes at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. http://ethiofreespeech.blogspot.no/2014/08/sifan-hassan-won-gold-medal-in-1500-m.html

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Olympic and World Champion, Oromo athlete Tirunesh Dibaba, awarded  Honorary Doctorate from  Finfinne (Addis Ababa University), July 2014 picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oromian Runners Shatter Marathon Race Records.Oromo fans showed support to Oromian athlete Deressa Chimsa as he completed the fastest marathon run in Canada (Photo: Lagatafo Studio) http://gadaa.com/oduu/22602/2013/10/21/oromian-runners-shatter-marathon-race-records-in-canada-and-china/Oromian Runners Shatter Marathon Race Records.Oromo fans showed support to Oromian athlete Deressa Chimsa as he completed the fastest marathon run in Canada (Photo: Lagatafo Studio) gadaa.com/…Oromo Athletes: Olympians and world Gold medalists

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“The Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia must be one of the most athletically blessed on earth. The list of long distance running champions it has produced includes Haile Gebrselassie, Abebe Bikila, and Sileshi Sihene, as well as Dibaba sisters and Derartu Tulu.” Says Olympic and World Records 2012, Keir Radnedge (Author), pp- 62-82. This is an Official London 2012 Olympic Games Publication.  Wami Biratu, Mammo Dagaga, Tolasa Qotu, Fatuma Roba, Tikki Galana, Lesisa Desisa, Tsegaye Kebede, Meseret Defar,  Maryam Yusuf,  Gelete Burka, Tariku Bekele, Atsede Bayisa, Mohammed Aman,  Gete (Gexee) Wami,  Lamma Kumsa, Abebe Mekonnen,  Fita (Fixa Bayyisa), Ayelech Worku, Worku Bikila, Kuture Dulacha, Elfnesh Alemu,  Abebe Tola, Maru Dhaba,  mariam Hashim, Ibrahim Said, Berhane Adere,  Magarsa Tullu, Abarraa Ayyano,   Mohammed Kadir,  Shibbiruu Raggasaa,  Nugussie Roba  and Markos Geneti Guta are  Oromians of world stars.

Following her dramatic victory in the women’s 10,000m final at Barcelona 1992, Derartu Tulu waited at the finish line for the opponent Elana Meyer, a white South African, and the two set off hand in hand for a victory lap that came to symbolise new hope for Africa. At Sydney 2000, having regained her form of eight years earlier, Tulu again won gold in the women’s 10,000m event, becoming the first woman to win two gold medals in long-distance races at Games and the only woman to win 10,000m gold twice.
Women’s long-distance track events are relatively new to the games programme. It wasn’t until 1996 that a women’s 5000m event introduced and the women’s 10,000m did not make its debut until the 1988 games in Seoul. Only one women, Tirunesh Dibaba at the Beijing games in 2008, has achieved the accolade of claiming the 5000m-10,000m double.
At the 2008 Games in Beijing, Tirunesh Dibaba became the first woman in history to complete the 5000m- 10,000m double.
Gebrselassie burst on to the scene in the 1990s and progressed to become the pre-eminent marathon runner. Bekele took over his crown as king of the men’s 10,000m in 2004 and four years latter laid claim to being the best ever at half the distance. Bekele is aslo arguably the finest cross-country performer the world has ever seen.
Men’s 5000m and 10,000m long distance races challenge an athlete’s speed and endurance. The two events were introduced at the 1912 games Stockholm and many athletes have competed in both over the years with the double achieved on seven occasions, most recently by Kenenisa Bekele at Beijing 2008.

Abebe Bikila´s storyReal inspiration, Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila, running barefoot, won the men’s Marathon at Rome 1960 to become the first black African gold medallist in history. When runners lined up for the men’s Marathon at Rome 1960, no one outside his own country had heard of 28-year-old Abebe Bikila. He had been drafted into his country’s team at the last moment only after Wami Biratu broke his ankle playing football. By the end of the race, he had claimed the first gold medal won by a black African in the Games’ history – in bare feet, and in a world record time of 2:15.16. Four years latter, he contracted appendicitis just six weeks before Tokyo Games but jogged around the hospital to maintain his fitness. This was his first marathon with shoes , and he won in another record time (2:12.11).
Olympic and World Records 2012
by Keir Radnedge (Author),Hardback, pp- 62-82.
An Official London 2012 Olympic Games Publication

Photo: Abebe Bikila and colleagues at the Olympic Village in Mexico City</p><br /> <p>[Photo curtsy: Alex Bernardo]

Oromo Olympians Abebe Bikila  (Abbabaa Biqilaa), Mammoo Waldee  Dagaagaa and colleagues at the Olympic Village in Mexico City, 1968. Mammoo Walde Dagaaga was the winner of  the 1968  Mexico City Olympic Marathon.

[Photo curtsy: Alex Bernardo]

 

Oromo athlete, a father of 12, Wami Biratu was once among the best long-distance runners in Ethiopia. Wami had at one point trained Abebe Bikila. In his career, Wami had won 30 gold, 40 silver and 10 bronze medals and won competitions in Egypt, Japan and Czhekoslavakia. http://www.oromiasports.com/athletics.html

Oromo athlete, a father of 12, Wami Biratu was once among the best long-distance runners in Ethiopia. Wami had at one point trained Abebe Bikila. In his career, Wami had won 30 gold, 40 silver and 10 bronze medals and won competitions in Egypt, Japan and Czhekoslavakia.

Oromo athlete, Mamo Walde Degaga 1931-2002. Mexico (1968) Olympic marathon Gold medallist http://www.oromiasports.com/athletics.html