Ethiopia: The endless suffering of Oromo Nationals continued even after the landmark victory claim of the EPRDF in the election of May 2015. Human rights League of the Horn of Africa Urgent Action. #Oromia #Africa August 30, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Because I am Oromo.
Tags: Africa, Oromo, Genocide, The genocide against Oromo People, The Tyranny of Ethiopia, 'BECAUSE I AM OROMO’: SWEEPING REPRESSION IN THE OROMIA, Amnesty International Asks Ethiopia to Investigate Suspicious Murders and Human Rights Violations, Human Rghts League of the Horn of Africa
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Ethiopia: The endless suffering of Oromo Nationals continued even after the landmark victory claim of the EPRDF in the election of May 2015
For Immediate Release
August 29, 2015
Even though the government of Ethiopia claimed 100% of the victory during the parliamentary election of May 2015, harassment and intimidation through arbitrary arrests, kidnappings and disappearances of civilians have continued unabated in all corners of the Oromia Regional State under the pretext they voted for opposition parties and did not give their voice for the EPRDF wing Oromo organization, the Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO) According to HRLHA correspondents in Oromia, the major target areas of these most recent government-sponsored human rights abuse include Bule Hora (Guji zone, Southern Oromia), Dambi Dolo (Western Oromia zone), Western and North Showa Zones (Central Oromia Regional State). According to the report obtained from Oromia, more than two thousand Oromo nationals have been arrested and many have been abducted since the May 2015 election. In another incident, the Ethiopian federal police arrested over 400 farmers, men and women in the North Showa Zone Warra Jarso district from different communities on the pretext that they harbored rebels who fought against the government. The victims were picked up from their homes and confined in Warra Jarso district administrative offices and different local schools. Although it has been difficult to identify everyone by their names, HRLHA correspondents have confirmed that the following were among those arrested. The endless suffering of Oromo Nationals
Tsaggaayee (Sayyoo) Dandanaa Dhibamee Gargaarsa Lammii Barbaada. Rescue the Life of Artist Tsegaye Dandana! August 28, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
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The famous Oromo artist Tsegaye Dandana (aka Sayyoo Dandanaa) who is a father of two children is reported to have been suffering from bone cancer and being treated in a hospital. Sayyoo is one of those brave artists who have contributed a lot to the advancement of Oromo music and culture. Many of us know him by his revolutionary songs of which the messages still resonate in our mind. The glorious days of Gullallee and Maccaa-Tuulamaa where he used to control the stage are here to testify.
Sayyoo is now appealing to us, and it is our moral responsibility to save his life. Rescue the Life of Tsegaye Dandana!Thank you for making contribution!http://www.gofundme.com/gn2v8bgw
(Oromedia, 26 Hagayya 2015) Weellisaan Oromoo beekamaa, Tsaggaayee Dandanaa, dhibamee gargaarsa lammii barbaadaa jira.Odeessi nu gahe akka ibsutti, Tsaggaayeen erga dhibamee ciisee bubbuleera.
“Dhibee isaas jabaa waan ta’eef, wal’aansa olaanaa isa barbaachisa,” jedha odeessi nu gahe.
Tsaggaayee Dandanaa qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo akka jabaatuufi akka beekamuuf karaa hedduun wallee isaatiin gumaacha guddaa gochaa jiraachuun isaa kan yaadatamu.
Tsaggaayee (Sayyoo) Daandanaa sodaa tokko malee rakkoo fi fedhii ummata Oromoo beeksisuu fi tarkaanfachiisuu keessatti qooda olaanaa bahe.
“Oromoon horii bobbaasee, qajeelche gara horaatti,” kan jedhus yaadannoo jiruu fi jireenya Oromoo waliin walitti hidhateedha.
Sirboota isaa barayyuu yaadataman keessaa “Bideenni Oromoo furdaan osoo jiruu, maal barbaada deemte ganda waddi Gabru?” kan eeramuudha.
“GADAA OROMOO SHAN MALEE, DHAABNI OROMOO SHAN MITi,” kan jedhus seenaa fi aadaa Oromoo kan dhaadhessuu dha.
Artisti Tsaggaayee (Sayyoo) Daandanaa, artistoota Oromoo haaraa fi guddattootaafis fakkeenya gaarii ta’eera.
“Hedduun isaanii faana isaa hordofuun hojii boonsaa hojjachaa jiran,” kan jedhe dhaamsi karaa facebook darbe tokko, Tsaggaayeen nama dhaloota ofiin boonanii fi sabaaf of kennan qaruu keessatti hojii guddaa kan hojjate ta’uu mirkaneessa.
Akka odeessa nu gahetti, Tsaggaayee Daandanaa dhibee kaansarii lafeetiin qabamee hospitalaa ciiseera.
“Kaleessa waltajiin isa hingahu ture,” kan jedhu dhaamsi nu gahe, weellisichi kaleessa akka quruphee as achi irra quruphessaa ture har’a immoo rakkina keessatti argamu isaa ibsa.
“Har’a garuu marmaratee ciisuuf dirqameera. Siree hospitaalaa keessa ciisee sagalee dadhabeen, ‘yaa lammii koo, maaloo NADHAQABAA!’ jedhaa jira,” jedha dhaamsi nu gahe.
Itti dabaluunis, kanneen kaleessa Tsaggaayee yaadatan, “Sagaleen kaleessaa GULLALLEE fi walga’ii MACCAA TULAMAA ittiin ho’isaa ture sun har’a garuu qabbanaa’ee, birmannaa lammii eeggachaa jira,” jechuun dhaamsa lammummaa dabarsanii jiru.
Bara Oromummaan (Oromoo ta’uun) akka cubbutti ilaalamaa ture fi Oromoon ofitti akka qaana’u dhiibbaan itti godhamaa ture sana SAYYOON Oromummaa isaatti boonudhaan midiyaa biyyatti irratti bahee weellisaa ture.
Kana malees, Tsaggaayeen sirba isaa keessatti seenaa Oromoo barsiisuu fi yaadachiisuun akka dhalooti hidhannoo jabaa argatan taasisee jira.
Namuu sirboota isaa akka “SUTUMEE YA SUUTUMEE, Been wajjin gallee Arsii, Wallaggaatti mana ijaarra,” jedhu kan yaadatuudha.
Akka namni tokko sarara walqunnamtii hawaasa irratti ibsetti, sagaleen Sayyoo dhibba dammaqsaa ture, ammaan kana “CUFAMEE JIRA!!”
Haata’uutii, dirmannaan lammii sagalee kana deebisee banuu fi waltajjiitti deebisuu akka danda’u shakkiin hin jiru.
Hagasitti immoo namuu, sirboota Tsaggaayee, “… MEE KOOTTU SIN EEGAA MAGAALAA BIYYA KOOTI, BIYYI KOO OROMOMIYAA DHAA MACAA FI TULAMAATI, BEENU WAJJIN YAANAA MOTOBILII KORREETI,” jedhuun ofjabeessuu akka danda’u abdiin jira.
Namooti Tsaggaayyee Daandanaa gargaaruu barbaaddanis teessoo armaan gadiitiin qunnamuu danda’u.
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Sayyoon osoo lubbuun jiruu haa gargaaru!
NPR: Ethiopian Prisoner, Bekele Gerba, Urges U.S. To Put Pressure On His Country Over Human Rights. #Oromia #Africa August 27, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Baqqalaa Garbaa.
Tags: Africa, African Studies, Bekele Gerba, BEKELE GERBA SPEAKS!, Genocide against the Oromo, Human rights, NPR, Obbo Baqqalaa Garbaa, on NPR, Oromia, Oromo people, Oromo political Prisoner, Torture: a word commonly associated with Oromo political prisoners
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(NPR) – Just a few months ago, Bekele Gerba was languishing in a high security Ethiopian jail, hearing the cries of fellow prisoners being beaten and tortured. Now, the 54-year-old foreign language professor is in Washington, D.C., for meetings at the State Department. His message: The Obama administration should pay more attention to the heavy-handed way its ally, Ethiopia, treats political opponents — and should help Ethiopians who are losing their ability to earn a living.
Gerba is a leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress, a political party that represents one of the country’s largest ethnic groups. With estimated numbers of about 30 million, the Oromo make up about a third of Ethiopia’s population.
In 2011, Gerba was arrested after meeting with Amnesty International researchers and sent to prison on what he calls trumped up terrorism charges, often used in Ethiopia against political dissidents. In court he made remarks that have been widely circulated in Ethiopia and beyond: “I am honored to learn that my non-violent struggles and humble sacrifices for the democratic and human rights of the Oromo people, to whom I was born without a wish on my part but due to the will of the Almighty, have been considered a crime and to be unjustly convicted.”
Gerba was released from jail this spring in advance of President Obama’s July visit to Ethiopia. A soft spoken man, who seemed exhausted by his prison ordeal and his numerous appearances at U.S. universities and think tanks, Gerba tells NPR that Obama’s trip sent all the wrong messages.
“He [Obama] shouldn’t have shown any solidarity with that kind of government, which is repressive, very much authoritarian and very much disliked by its own people,” Gerba says.
Since Ethiopia’s ruling party and its allies control all of parliament, his party doesn’t have a voice, he says. What’s more, he says, his people are being pushed off their land by international investors.
“The greatest land grabbers are now the Indians and Chinese …. there are Saudi Arabians as well,” he says, adding that many families are being evicted and losing their livelihoods.
Gerba says those who do get jobs are paid a dollar a day, which he describes as a form of slavery. He is urging the U.S. to use its aid to Ethiopia as leverage to push the government to give workers more rights and allow people to form labor unions.
Gerba’s case has been featured in the State Department’s annual human rights reports. He describes himself as a Christian who believes in non-violence and says he spent his four years in prison pouring over the sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King and translating them into the Oromo language for a book that he hopes to see published. The title: “I Had A Dream.”
Bekele Gerba is not sure what he will face when he returns home from the U.S. When he was jailed, his wife, a high school teacher, lost her job. His family has struggled financially and psychologically.
“Nobody is actually sure in Ethiopia what will happen to him anytime,” he says. “Anytime, people can be arrested, harassed or killed or disappeared.”
Still, he plans to return home next week. He’s expected to return to his job at the Foreign Languages Department at Addis Ababa University.
The Origins and Legacy of the Idea of the ‘Third World’ August 26, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
Tags: Developing Countries, Third World
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Originally posted on TIME:
This post is in collaboration with The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, which brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to use the Library’s rich collections. The article below was originally published on the Kluge Center blog with the title The Legacy of the Third World Project 60 Years Later.
Sixty years ago, representatives from 29 Asian and African nations gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, for the “Conference of Afro-Asian Peoples,” known more colloquially as the Bandung Conference. The conference discussed economic development, trans-racial unity and uplift among Third World nations in the wake of their emergence from colonial rule. Sixty years later, the term Third World has fallen out of favor, many of the nations that attended Bandung remain economically disadvantaged, and the unifying spirit of Bandung seems a distant memory in the face of conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle…
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Democracy Now: As Peace Talks Collapse in South Sudan, Film Shows “Pathology of Colonialism” Tearing Apart Nation August 25, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in South Sudan.
Tags: "Pathology of Colonialism" Tearing Apart Nation, Africa, African Studies, Colonizing Structure, INKS "We Come as Friends, Land and water grabs, South Sudan, The South Sudan Crisis
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Peace talks between South Sudan’s warring sides have failed to reach a deal to end a civil war which has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the world’s youngest nation. Last week, the United States proposed implementing a United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan and new sanctions unless the government signs a peace deal to end the conflict. Now the situation in South Sudan is the subject of a new documentary, “We Come as Friends,” by Austrian director Hubert Sauper that provides an aerial view of the conflict in Sudan from a shaky, handmade two-seater plane. The film depicts American investors, Chinese oilmen, United Nations officials and Christian missionaries struggling to shape Sudan according to their own visions, while simultaneously applauding the alleged “independence” of the world’s newest state. What emerges is a devastating critique of the consequences of cultural and economic imperialism. We speak with Hauper and feature excerpts from the film, which debuts this week in theaters.
The type of corruption that really hampers Nigeria’s economy August 25, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Corruption, Corruption in Africa, Uncategorized.
Tags: Africa, African Studies, Ethiopia: TPLF's corruption empire, Political & Economic Corruption, Political and Economic Corruption in Africa
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Originally posted on Quartz:
There are at least two important things to consider when examining the developmental trajectory of states when it comes to corruption. The first is that there are different types of corruption. The second is that the international community—at least through its media—looks on some types of corruption less favourably than others. But, this is sometimes misplaced.
When it comes to countries like Nigeria, the media assumes that corruption is the only reason for the country’s failure to break past its lower middle income status. The assumption appears to be that if the billions stolen by corrupt leaders were recovered and invested properly in public services, Nigeria would prosper.
There are several problems with this notion. Economic development is not an event occurring at a single point in time. It is an ongoing and dynamic process. If corruption does in fact affect systemic economic performance, we need nuanced analysis to figure…
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KPFA Weekend News: War on Terror? US proxies Ethiopia and Rwanda terrorize their own people August 25, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in US-Africa Summit.
Tags: Africa, African Studies, Appeal Letter to President Obama from OCA-NA, The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa: An Open Letter to President Barak Obama on his Ethiopia Visit, The tyranny of TPLF Ethiopia
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(KPFA Weekend News, 22nd August 2015): Washington D.C.-based Ethiopian activist Obang Metho says that Ethiopian and Rwandan dictators have been allowed to terrorize their own people because they provide troops for the U.S, War on Terror.
KPFA Weekend News Anchor Sharon Sobotta: Two hundred delegates from African governments and institutions met in Kigali, Rwanda yesterday for a symposium on “democratization and development.” The symposium was organized by the Meles Zenawi Foundation and the African Development Bank. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s successor Hailemariam Desalegn joined Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali, where both spoke of the primacy of state power and African agency in development. Washington D.C.-based Ethiopian activist Obang Metho spoke to KPFA’s Ann Garrison about what was wrong with this picture.
Obang Metho: Thank you very much for giving this opportunity. The whole picture is wrong. The whole picture wrong being that Paul Kagame and then the former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi, these two gentlemen . . . we cannot talk about them and say that they can bring any new things to Africa.
Obang Metho, center, at the U.S. House Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing: Ethiopia After Meles: The Future of Democracy and Human Rights, June 20, 2013Why? Because these are two men who came to power, not by the ballot by the bullet. And if you look at it, these are people also who’ve been in power for long. Meles, he died in power. So the whole thing is wrong with the picture.
Like they were talking about development democracy. Where is the democracy? Ethiopia is a country that, in just the election they had in May this year, the government won by 100%..
KPFA/Ann Garrison: I remember that. They won every single seat in Parliament. Now, are you saying that both these governments are minority dictatorship, Rwanda, dictatorship by the 14 percent Tutsi minority, and Ethiopia dictatorship by the 6 percent Tigrean minority?.
OM: Yes, yes, in Ethiopia the 6 percent is the Tigrean ethnic group.
KPFA: It seems that the United States military partnerships with Rwanda and Ethiopia, based on Rwanda and Ethiopia’s willingness to cooperate with American forces insulates both regimes against criticism from the West.
OM: Correct. Correct. Yeah, because if you look at it now, Obama went to Ethiopia last month. When he was in Ethiopia, the speech he gave was that Ethiopia had the top soldiers. He went there for a specific reason. He said Ehtiopia had the top soldiers. So, in other words, instead of sending the Marines over to die in Somalie to fight Al-Shabab or to fight these which they call the terrorists, actually they send the Ethiopians there, pretty much like a contract. So, in the name of security, the Ethiopians work for the West for what they call War on Terror, but these people are actually known for terrorizing their own peoples.
So for that, the Ethiopian government, the ruling ethnic apartheid regime in Ethiopia that terrorizes their own people, they are not being criticized because they are the darling of the West. They’re pretty much that from Bush till Obama. Anything that the West will ask of them, they will do that.
And the hypocrisy, what Obama did when he went there! He called the Ethiopian government a democratically elected government. There’s no way – 100 percent – you know a group can’t win an election by 100 percent. There’s no way they can be democratic
And then Obama called Burundi, the election there, illegitimate, or not credible. Which one is that? The one that claims to win by 67 percent, or the one that claims to win 100 percent?
So my point is the Ethiopians, because of the so-called War on Terror, the regime has not been criticized in the West, not even by the media.
But in the long run, this thing will explode. So this kind of thing, where you side with a dictator and exclude the people, that will sooner or later haunt.. If violence erupts in Ethiopia, and Ethiopians kill each other, that will be the legacy of Obama. There’s no doubt about it, because he’s the one who has supported this group that has isolated itself from Ethiopians.
KPFA: That was Washington D.C.-based Ethiopian activist Obang Metho.
For Pacifica, KPFA, and ArobeatRadio, I’m Ann Garrison.
Ethiopia scores one of the worst rankings in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015 compiled by World Economic Forum: 134/141 in tourist service infrustructure, 118/141 in over all global ranking and 17/28 in Eastern and South Eastern African region August 23, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Tourism.
Tags: Africa, African Studies, Ethiopia scores one of the worst rankings in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015 compiled by World Economic Forum, World Tourism 2014: Small Growth in Africa
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The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index compiled by World Economic Forum measures the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the Travel & Tourism sector in a country. The index is expressed on a 1 (worst) to 7 (best) scale across 90 indicators, and assesses 141 economies.
Ethiopia attains the 1181st position overall. Tourism does not play a very important role in the economy, as it is ranking 1181st in terms of T&T prioritization. Given its cultural resources (79th) and natural assets (63rd), the country’s limited development of the tourism industry appears to be a missed opportunity for diversifying the economy and creating employment opportunities. However, several factors have constrained the potential development of the T&T sector in Ethiopia. Improving the inadequate infrastructures, the safety and security, human resources, business environment, heath and hygiene and ICT situations remain arguably the highest priority, as highlighted by low scores in the survey.
Ethiopia: Rank Score
- Overall 118th 3.03
- Business environment 116th 3.90
- Safety and security 80th 5.18
- Health and hygiene 104th 4.35
- Human resources and labour market 126th 3.63
- ICT readiness 137th 1.88
- Prioritization of Travel & Tourism 118th 3.75
- International Openness 93rd 2.57
- Price competitiveness 69th 4.65
- Environmental sustainability 76th 4.00
- Air transport infrastructure 90th 2.27
- Ground and port infrastructure 123rd 2.51
- Tourist service infrastructure 134th 2.23
- Natural resources 63rd 3.00
- Cultural resources 79th 1.50
|GDP (US$ billions)||48.1|
|GDP per capita (US$)||541.87|
|GDP (PPP) as share (%) of world total||0.14|
Spain leads the 2015 TTCI ranking for the first time, and Europe—with a total of six countries in the top 10—is confirmed as the region with the most T&T-competitive economies. Given the importance of the regional dimension for tourism, the following sections present country performances in the context of five regional groups: Europe and the Caucasus; the Americas (headed by the United States, 4th in the overall list); Asia Pacific, including Central Asia (headed by Australia, 7th overall); Middle East and North Africa (United Arab Emirates, 24th); and Sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, 48th).
Table 1: The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015 Ranking
|13||Hong Kong SAR||4.68|
|24||United Arab Emirates||4.43|
|69||Trinidad and Tobago||3.71|
|97||Iran, Islamic Rep.||3.32|
T&T in Africa has significant potential, notably due to richness in natural resources and the potential to further develop cultural resources. However, it is still mostly in the early stages of development and strongly connected with more general and longstanding development challenges, including infrastructure as well as health and hygiene. While improvements have been achieved in these areas, especially at the local level, they remain important hurdles to attracting international tourists. As the region’s average GDP per capita is less than 4,000 PPP USD, the industry’s growth depends heavily on attracting tourists from other continents.
Most countries in the region are aware of the potential role of tourism as an economic opportunity and development catalyst, and have drafted strategic plans to develop the sector. However, the extent to which the actual implementation of those plans is a national priority varies significantly. Tanzania, Gambia, Kenya and South Africa are all putting significant efforts into advancing T&T development, trailing behind only the Seychelles and Mauritius, where the tourism sector’s share of the economy is particularly large. Also related to political and institutional issues, the business environment varies widely, with South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda and Mauritius among the region’s leaders and Angola, Zimbabwe and Chad among those performing less well.
Two aspects in particular require more international cooperation. One is openness, with some recent policy changes showing a will to make progress—for example, the 15 members of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have introduced a visa policy that enables free movement of people across member states, offering a larger market to international travellers. Nonetheless, most countries in the region still have significant travel restrictions in place, and there are even discussions of tightening visa policies in countries such as South Africa.
While most countries in the region perform well on environmental sustainability, specific issues such as poaching also require more international collaboration. African governments have already started to work collaboratively to pool resources and information, deploy rangers across cross-border areas and collaborate with customs and law enforcement in destination markets for products derived from poaching, notably in Asia.
South Africa leads the regional ranking and ranks 48th overall, driven by its rich natural (22nd) and cultural (20th) resources, a positive business environment (15th) characterized by little red tape and modest administrative burden and relatively good infrastructure compared to neighboring countries. South Africa is still reaping the benefits of the 2010 World Cup, with several sports stadiums that can host significant entertainment events. In addition, several international association meetings take place in the country every year (36th). South Africa is blessed with abundant wildlife (25th) and several World Heritage sites (15th), which attract the attention of tourists worldwide, ranking 24th in online searches for nature-related activities. The country’s attention to forestry (5th) and participation in international treaties has further supported its tourism industry, though further efforts should be taken to protect coastlines (104th), biodiversity (almost 8% of the large variety of species is endangered) and land (only 6.5% is protected). South Africa also still needs to develop in terms of security (119th) and health (114th), which, together with the labour market (135th), represent the main challenges not only for the tourist sector, but also for the country’s general competitiveness. In addition, South Africa’s visa policy (where the country currently ranks 67th) is poised to become more stringent with the imposition of new immigration laws that also impact visitors, this could certainly harm South Africa’s T&T competitiveness going forward.
Mauritius is a major tourist destination, ranking 3rd in the region and 56th globally. Tourism is one of its main industries, accounting for over 10% of GDP and more than 16% of government investment. Mauritius offers a safe (33rd) and business friendly (24th) environment to develop the T&T industry, with qualified human resources (47th) and a ground (27th) and tourist service infrastructure (28th) that can adequately transport and receive the almost 1 million tourists visiting the country annually. Its air transport infrastructure is somewhat less developed (60th) and could perhaps extend its capacity and open to more airlines. However, sustainability is key for Mauritius; balancing infrastructure development with conservation is becoming more challenging, with a high share of species under threat (134th) and limited protected areas. Greater attention to all aspects of environmental conservation could be beneficial, both by maintaining its resources and by improving the country’s positioning and competitiveness in terms of natural tourism.
Kenya ranks 78th overall and 5th in the region. Natural resources (11th) are well-known assets, as seen in the high number of online searches for natural tourism (10th); Kenya is home to many species and UNESCO heritage sites. The government is trying to leverage these resources by attributing a high importance to the T&T sector (23rd): it is investing approximately 7% of its budget in tourism and has carried out an effective marketing campaign, according to both business leaders (21st) and an external assessment (31st). Environmental sustainability (39th) is also an area of strength, with the notable exception of deforestation (84th) and percentage of wastewater treated (109th). Similarly to other countries in the region, safety and security (131st) and health and hygiene (121st) are the main areas for improvement. For example, the business costs associated with crime and violence (127th) and the incidence of terrorism (131st) limit the tourism and business potential. Kenya’s low access to improved sanitation (125th) and drinking water (131st) highlight the efforts still required to develop the country, as does ICT readiness (103rd), especially in terms of mobile services and broadband internet availability which is going to play an increasingly important role going forward.
Botswana ranks only 7th in the region and 88th overall, despite its remarkable natural resources, including biodiversity and stunning landscapes, notably the Kgalagadi Park, which it shares with South Africa. Botswana has a strong price competitiveness advantage (14th), a relatively conducive business environment (36th) and better safety and security levels (84th) than many peers. However, infrastructures are not well developed, also compared to neighboring South Africa and Namibia. Ground transport (105th) attains a somewhat lower score, and air and tourist service infrastructures (91st) also need significant upgrades. The limited air service impacts the country’s connectedness and actual degree of openness (118th). In addition, despite the prevalence of rich cultural resources, they are not well leveraged, with very few oral and intangible practices recognized worldwide. Country branding is relatively poor given significant T&T-related investment, and a more effective marketing strategy together with long-term infrastructure development could certainly improve the country’s T&T competitiveness.
Nigeria attains the 131st position overall. Tourism does not play a very important role in the economy, accounting for only approximately 1.5% of GDP and employment, and it is not high on the government agenda, ranking 131st in terms of T&T prioritization. Given Nigeria’s cultural resources (57th) and natural assets, the country’s limited development of the tourism industry appears to be a missed opportunity for diversifying the economy and creating employment opportunities. However, significant challenges constrain the potential development of the T&T sector in Nigeria. Firstly, improving the safety and security (141st) situation remains arguably the highest priority, as highlighted by low scores for both the survey and statistics measuring the incidence of violence and terrorism. Secondly, infrastructure is inadequate, hindering economic competitiveness beyond the T&T sector. Nigerian business leaders consider lack of infrastructure as the most problematic factor for doing business, and Nigeria ranks only 127th on ground transport, 111th on air transport and 114th on tourism services infrastructure.7Improving on these aspects is complex and requires time, but would bring long-term benefits not only to T&T competitiveness but also Nigeria’s development path.
SBO: Gaafii fi Deebi Dura Taa’aa Dhaaba Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishaangul (BPLM) Obboo Abdulwahaab Mahdii Iisaa waliin ta’e August 23, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Oromia and Benishangul.
Tags: Benishangul, Oromia, SBO
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Dura taa’aan Dhaaba SOCHII BILISUMAA UMMATA BENISHAANGUL (BPLM) Obboo Abdulwahaab Mahdii Iisaa gaaffii fi deebii Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo Sagantaa Afaan Amaaraa waliin taasisaniin dhimmoota hedduu kaasaniiru.
Ummanni Benishaangul erga sirni Dargii qabsoo Ummatootaan aangoorraa qaarsifamee gartuun wayyaanee aangootti ol baheeyis cunqursaan siyaasaa fi dinagdee kan irraa hin dhaabbanne tahuu kan eeran Obboo Abdulwahaab, bara gartuu TPLF keessa dachee saamamuun qayeerraa buqqifamuun, baqachiifamuu fi hidhaan akkasumas ajjeechaan geessifamu akkaan suukaneessaa tahuu dubbatan.
Lafti hidhi laga Abbayyaa irratti ijaaramaa jiru kan lammiileen Benishaangul beenyaa malee humnaan irraa buqqifaman tahuu kan tuqan Obboo Abdulwahaab, lammiileen lafti isaanii irraa saamames biyya ollaa Suudaanitti godaanuuf dirqamuu ibsan. Kana malees, naannoo Hudunduu jedhamuu kanneen 100,000 caalan manneen jireenyaa isaanii konkolaataa Doozaraan diigamuu ibsanii, lafti isaanii qubattoota wayyaaneen Kaabaa fideef kennamaa fi Chaayinaatti gurguramaa jiraachuu himan.
Haala diddaa ummataa wayta ammaa kana naannoo bulchiinsa Benishaangul keessatti deemaa jiruun walqabatee miidhaa wayyaaneen geessisaa jirtu kan ilaallatuun ammoo sirni wayyaanee diddaa ummataa Hagayya 14 bara 2015 gaggeeffameen walqabsiisee lammiilee Benishaangul hedduu humnoota isaa itti bobbaaseen ajjeesuu, jumlaan hidhuu fi qayeerraa baqachiisuu ragaadhaan deeggaruun saaxilan.
Ummanni Benishaangul filannoo wayyaanee ALG.tti 2007 gaggeeffamerraa qooda hin fudhanne, diddaa jabaa agarsiise kan jedhan dura taa’aan Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishaangul, kanarraas sirnichaan yakkamanii hidhaa fi dararaaf saaxilamuu ibsan.
Dabballoonni wayyaanee namoota “Filannoon nu hin ilaallatu, hidhaa, saamichaa fi dararaan nurraa haa dhaabbatu.” jechuudhaan gaafataniin isin SBUB waliin hariiroo qabdu jechuudhaan guyyaa saafaan gabaa keessatti rasaasaan ajjeesuu ibsan. Kanaan walqabatees ummanni diddaa jabaa mul’isuurraa mootummaan wayyaanee waraana itti bobbaasuun dhukaasa irratti roobsee namoota 12 battalumatti ajjeesuu maqaa namoota ajjeefamanii tarrisuudhaan ibsan. Manguddoota umriin isaanii wagaga 95, 75 fi 60 dabalatee lammiilee diddaa agarsiisaa jiran keessaa abbootiin warraa 30ni Asoosaatti hidhamuu kan dubbatan Obbo Abdulwahaab, namoonni 5 ammoo gara mana hidhaa kaampii waraanaatti geeffamuudhaan erga dararamaa turanii booda, nyaatni summaa’aan itti laatamee waytuma sana lubbuun isaanii galaafatamuu ibsan.
Duula mootummaan wayyaanee diddaa ummata Benishaangul dhaamsuuf waraana itti bobbaasee gaggeessaa jiru kanaan wayta ammaa kana daa’imman 35 rasaasaan reebamuu fi lammiileen 285 tahan madeeffamanii Hospitaala Raashaa kan Asoosaatti argamu keessa jiraachuu kan tuqan Obboo Abdulwahaab 30,000 kan tahan ammoo qayeerraa baqatuu gaaffii fi deebii SBO Sagantaa Afaan Amaaraa waliin taasisan keessatti addeessaniiru. Haalli wayta ammaa kana naannoo Benishaangul keessa jiru Miidiyaaleedhaan akka ifa hin taaneef mootummaan wayyaanee namnuu akka naannicha hin seenne ugguruus dubbataniiru.
Cunqursaan mootummaa wayyaaneetiin ummata Benishaangul irratti raawwatamaa jiru hammaataa jira kan jedhan Dura Ta’aan Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishaangul Obboo Abdulwahaab Mahdii, roorroo diinaa kana of irraa qolachuun bilisummaa keenya mirkaneessuuf dargaggoonni hedduun waraana, Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishaangulitti dabalamaa jiru jedhan. Ummannis hanga wareegama lubbuutti bilisummaa isaa goonfachuuf murannoo qabu ibsuun nu cinaa hiriiree falmaa fi dinagdeen nu tinnisaa jira jedhan.
Waraanni keenyas degarsa ummataan sochii isaa itti fufeera erga jedhanii booda, tarkaanfilee waraanni Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishaangul yeroo adda addaatti loltoota wayyaanee irratti fudhate ibsanii, kunis hanga wayyaaneen biyya keenya gadi lakkistee baatutti itti fufa jedhaniiru.
Hariiroon Ummani Oromoo fi Ummatni Benishaangul walgidduudhaa qaban kan yeroo dhiyoo odoo hin taanee, baroota dheeraa kan lakkoofsisee dha kan jedhan Obboo Abdulwahaab, Ummatoonni keenya hariiroo hawaasummaa fi daldalaa waliin gaggeeffataa jiraniin dabalata diina isaanii waloo kan tahe mootummaa wayyaanee kuffisuudhaaf waloon sossohuun furmaata tahuu amananii waliin falmaa gaggeessaa jiru jedhan. Hariiroon qabsoo ABO waliin qabnu sirna Dargii kuffisuu keessatti ifatti mul’ateera kan jedhan Dura taa’aan SBUB, hariiroon walii tumsuu kunis kan jabaatee itti fufe tahuu addeessan.
Nuti akka Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishaangulitti, dhaabbilee mirga ummata isaaniif falman akka ABO, ABBO, kan Gaambeellaa fi kanneen biroo waliinis marii gaggeessuudhaan “cunqursaa mootummaa wayyaaneetti xumura gochuudhaan Bilisummaa Ummatootaa mirkaneessuuf harka wal qabatanii falmaa finiinsuu malee filmaanni biraa hin jiru kan jedhurra geenyee, waliinis hojjechaa jirra jedhaniiru.
Gaaffii fi deebiin Dura taa’aan Sochii Bilisummaa Ummata Benishangul Obboo Abdulwahaab Mahdii Iisaa SBO sagantaa Afaan Amaaraa waliin taasisan Sagantaa SBO Roobii dhufuu (Hagayya 26 bara 2015) kan dhihaatu ta’uus garanumaan beeksisna.
የወያኔ መንግስት በህዝቦች ላይ እያደረሰ ላለው ጭቆና ፍጻሜ በማበጀት የህዝቦችን ነጻነት ለማረጋገጥ እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዞ ፍልሚያውን ከማፋፋም በስተቀር ኣማራጭ የሌለ መሆኑ የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ሊቀመንበር ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ማህዲ ኢሳ ከኦሮሞ ነጻነት ድምጽ ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለ-መጠይቅ ገለጹ።
የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ሊቀመንበር ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ማህዲ ኢሳ ከኦሮሞ ነጻነት ድምጽ ጋር ማደረጉት ቃለ-መጠይቅ በርካታ ጉዳዮችን ኣንስተዋል።
- የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ የደርግ ስርዓት በህዝቦች ትግል ተገርስሶ የወያኔ ኣምባገነን ስርዓት ስልጣኑን በሃይል ከተቆጣጠረ ወዲህም የሚደርስበት የፖለቲካና ኢኮኖሚ ጭቆና እጅግ እየከፋ መሄዱን ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ገልጸዋል። በዘመነ-ወያኔ/ህወሃት ከመሬት መፈናቀልና መሰደድ እንዲሁም እስራትና ግድያ በኣስከፊ ሁኔታ በቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ላይ መፈጸሙን ያመለከቱ ሲሆን፡ በኣባይ ግድብ ሳቢያ የቤኒሻንጉል ዜጎች መሬታቸውን ተቀምተው ወደ ሱዳን ለመሰደድ መዳረጋቸውን ጠቅሰዋል። በዚህም ከሁዱንዱ ኣካባቢ ከ100,000 በላይ ዜጎች መኖሪያ ቤቶቻቸው ወያኔ ባሰማራባቸው ዶዘር መኪኖች ፈራርሰው መሬታቸው ስርዓቱ ከሰሜን ባመጣቸው ሰፋሪዎች መያዙና ለቻይና ባለሃብቶች መሸጡን ተናግረዋል።
- በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ በኣሁኑ ጊዜ በቤኒሻንጉል ኣካባቢ እየተካሄደ ካለው ህዝባዊ ኣመጽ በተለይም ነሃሴ 14 ቀን 2015ዓም ከተካሄደው ህዝባዊ ኣመጽ ጋር ተያይዞ የወያኔ መንግስት በርካታ ዜጎችን መግደሉንና ማቁሰሉን እንዲሁም በጅምላ ማሰሩን ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ የስርዓቱ ጥቃት ሰለባ የሆኑትን የቤኒሻንጉል ዜጎች ስም ዝርዝር በመጥቀስ ኣጋልጠዋል።
የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ የ2007 የወያኔ ምርጫ ላይ ኣልተሳተፈፍ ያሉት የንቅናቄ ሊ/መንበር፡ ህዝቡ መብቱ እንዲከበር እያካሄደ ያለውን ኣመጽ ኣፋፍሞ ከመቀጠሉ ጋር ተያይዞ ወያኔ ህዝባዊ የመብት ጥያቄውን በሃይል ለማፈን ባሰማራቸው ካድሬዎቹና የታጠቁ ሃይሎች ኣማካይነት ዘግናኝ ግድያና የጅምላ እስራት መፈጸሙን ኣመልክተዋል። ወያኔ ያሰማራቸው ወታደሮች ንጹሃን የቤኒሻንጉል ዜጎችን “ከቤኒሻጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ጋር ትስስር ኣላችሁ“ በሚል በገበያ ውስጥ በጥይት መግደላቸውን ተከትሎ የተፈጠረውን ህዝባዊ ቁጣ በሃይል ለማፈን በከፈቱት የተኩስ እሩምታ 12 ዜጎች ወዲያውኑ እንደተገደሉ የሟቾችን ስም ዝርዝር በመጥቀስ ገልጸዋል ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ።
ከዚህም በተጨማሪ የ95, የ75ና የ60 ዓመት ኣዛውንቶች የሚገኙበት ከ30 የሚልቁ ዜጎች በኣሶሳ ወህኒ ቤት መታጎራቸውን ጠቁመው፡ 5 ዜጎች ደግሞ በወታደራዊ ካምፕ ውስጥ ሰቆቃ ሲፈጸምባቸው ከሰነበቱ በኋላ የወያኔ ወታደሮች በሰጧቸው የተመረዘ ምግብ መገደላቸውን ተናግረዋል።
የወያኔ ስርዓት በቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ላይ በከፈተው ዘመቻ ክፉ-ደጉን የማያውቁ 35 ህጻናት በኣሳዛኝ ሁኔታ በጥይት መደብደባቸውን የጠቀሱት ሊ/መንበሩ፡ በወያኔ ወታደሮች የሽብር ጥቃት የቆሰሉ 285 ዜጎች ኣሶሳ ያለው ራሻ ሆስፒታል እንደሚገኙና ከ30,000 በላይ ዜጎች ደግሞ ለስደት መዳረጋቸውን ከኦሮሞ ነጻነት ድምጽ ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለ-መጠይቅ ገልጸዋል። በቤኒሻንጉል ኣካባቢ ያለው ህዝባዊ ተቃውሞና የስርዓቱ ሃይሎች ወንጀል በሚዲያ እንዳይጋለጥ ወያኔ ማንኛውንም ሚዲያ ማገዱንም ኣጋልጠዋል።
- በወያኔ መንግስት ህዝባችን ላይ የሚፈጸመው ጭቆና ተጠናክሯል ያሉት ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ማህዲ ኢሳ፡ ይህንን ጭቆና ለመቀልበስም በኣሁኑ ጊዜ በርካታ ወጣቶች ወደንቅናቄው ሰራዊት እየተቀላቀሉ መሆናቸውን ተናግረዋል። ህዝቡም ኣስፈላጊውን መስዋዕትነት ከፍሎ ነጻነቱን ለመጎናጸፍ ያለውን ቆርጥነት በማሳየት ከቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ጎን በመቆም ፍልሚያውን እያፋፋመና ድጋፉን ለድርጅታችን እየለገሰ ነው በለዋል። የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነትንቅናቄ ሰራዊት በወያኔ ስርዓት ላይ የሚያወስደውን እርምጃ ማጠናከሩን በተለያዩ ጊዜያት የተወሰደኡ እርምጃዎችን በመጥቀስ ያመለከቱት ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ይህ ጥቃትም ወያኔ እስከሚወገድ እንደሚቀጥል ይፋ ኣድርገዋል።
- በወያኔ ስርዓት ለጭቆና ከተዳረጉ ህዝቦች ጋር ያለውን ትብብርና ኣጋርነት በተመለከተም ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ተናግረዋል። የኦሮሞና የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝቦች ግንኙነትና የትግል ትብብር ኣሁን የተጀመረ ሳይሆን በርካታ ኣመታትን ያስቆጠረ መሆኑን የተናገሩት ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ በህዝቦች መካከል ያለው ግንኙነት በንግድና ማህበራዊ መስኩ ከመቀጠሉም ባሻገር የጋራ ጠላት የሆነውን የወያኔ ስርዓት ለማስወገድ በጋራ መንቀሳቀስ ብቸኛው ኣማራጭ መሆኑን በመገንዘብ በትብብር ፍልሚያ እያካሄደ መሆኑን ለኦሮሞ ነጻነት ድምጽ በሰጡት ቃል ኣብራርተዋል። ከኦሮሞ ነጻነት ግንባር ጋር ያለን ግንኙነት የደርግ ስርዓትን በመገርሰሱ ሂደት በገሃድ የታየ ነው ካሉ በኋላ ይህ ትብብርም ተጠናክሮ ይቀጥላል በለዋል።
የወያኔ መንግስት በህዝቦች ላይ እያደረሰ ላለው ጭቆና ፍጻሜ በማበጀት የህዝቦችን ነጻነት ለማረጋገጥ እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዞ ፍልሚያውን ከማፋፋም በስተቀር ሌላ ኣማራጭ የሌለ መሆኑን በመገንዘብ ድርጅታቸው የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ከኦነግ፣ ኦብነግ፣ ጋምቤላና ለህዝባቸው ነጻነት ከሚታገሉ ሌሎችም ድርጅቶች ጋር ውይይት በማድረግ የትግል ትብብር ፈጥረው እየተንቀሳቀሱ መሆኑን የቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ሊቀመንበር ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ማህዲ ኢሳ ከኦሮሞ ነጻነት ድምጽ ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለ-መጠይቅ ገለጸዋል።
ከቤኒሻንጉል ህዝብ ነጻነት ንቅናቄ ሊቀመንበር ኣቶ ኣብዱልወሃብ ማህዲ ኢሳ ጋር የተደረገውን ቃለ-መጠይቅ ሙሉ ይዘን ርቡዕ(ነሓሴ 26 ቀን 2015ዓም) በሚቀርበው ዝግጅታችን ኣናቀርባለን።
Sanatariin Ameerikaa Oromoof dubbatan; Ambaasaaddiriin Itoophiyaa dhiigaan Oromoo immoo warra Oromoo miidhuuf dhaabbatan. Senator Franken headed to Ethiopia to discuss plight of the Oromos and Somali refugees August 22, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Because I am Oromo.
Tags: #OromoProtests, 'BECAUSE I AM OROMO’: SWEEPING REPRESSION IN THE OROMIA, Human rights, Ogaden, Oromia, Senator Franken
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Senator Franken headed to Ethiopia to discuss plight of the Oromos and Somali refugees
Oromia: “Ayyaana Waggaa” [Oromo Music; August 19 Marks the Beginning of Irreechaa Birraa 2015] August 20, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Irreecha, Oromo Culture, Oromo Music.
Tags: Africa, Irreecha (Irreesa) Oromoo, Irreecha Oromo 2015 music, Oromo music, Oromo music and Oromo identity
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Tafarii Salaalee: “Ayyaana Waggaa” [Oromo Music; August 19 Marks the Beginning of Irreechaa Birraa 2015]
Ethiopia: The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government August 19, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Internet Freedom, The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media, The Tyranny of TPLF Ethiopia.
Tags: Africa, Ethiopia and Internet censorship, Hacking Team hacked, Human Rights Watch, The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government, The Tyranny of Ethiopia
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Leaked Documents Show Need to Regulate Surveillance Sales
(New York, August 13, 2015) – The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government against dissidents, Human Rights Watch said. A comprehensive review of internal company emails leaked in July 2015 reveals that the company continued to train Ethiopian intelligence agents to hack into computers and negotiated additional contracts despite multiple reports that its services were being used to repress government critics and other independent voices.
The Italian government should investigate Hacking Team practices in Ethiopia and elsewhere with a view toward restricting sales of surveillance technology likely to facilitate human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said.
“The Hacking Team emails show that the company’s training and technology in Ethiopia directly contributed to human rights violations,” said Cynthia Wong, senior Internetresearcher at Human Rights Watch. “Despite multiple red flags, Hacking Team showed a striking lack of concern about how its business could damage dissenting and independent voices.”
On July 5, 400 gigabytes (GB) of Hacking Team’s internal emails, documents, and source code that had been hacked were leaked online. The leaked emails confirm that the company had sold surveillance systems, training, and support and maintenance services to the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA) as early as 2011, with contracts worth US$1 million in 2012. On November 5, 2012 Hacking Team congratulated INSA on infecting its first target.
Leaked Hacking Team emails showed that it reviewed independent reports published in 2014 and 2015 that presented findings that the government was targeting Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) employees based in the United States using Hacking Team technology. Yet the company’s internal emails show only a superficial effort to investigate these findings and end the abuse.
Hacking Team states it sells exclusively to governments. Human Rights Watch first contacted Hacking Team in February 2014 after the Toronto-based research center Citizen Lab reported that the Ethiopian government had attempted to use Hacking Team’s spyware, Remote Control System, to hack into the computers of ESAT employees. ESAT is an independent, diaspora-run television and radio station. On December 20, 2013, a third party made three separate attempts to target two ESAT employees who live outside of Ethiopia. In each attempt, ESAT employees received a file through Skype.
Tags: Africa, African Studies, Genocide Against Oromo People, The tyrannic Ethiopia, Torture, Torture survivor, Torture: a word commonly associated with Oromo political prisoners
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A word commonly associated with Ethiopian political prisoners, alias prisoners of conscience. The feeling is so different when you hear a personal account from the very person tortured in Makelawi. An Oromo gentleman tells me his bad experience in that torturing gulag of Ethiopia. He was imprisoned in 2004 on opposing the shift of the Capital City of Oromia from Shager/Addis to Adama. He was 20 years old and a second year of student at Addis Ababa University. In protest to the decision to change the Capital city, thousands of university and high school students demonstrated. In the process, more than 300 students were illegally—merely for political reasons–dismissed from the University. While they were detained at Kolfe Police Training Center for two days, they heard about their dismissal from their university studies from ETV news.
This gentleman remembers how federal police make them walk on their elbows and knees on crooked stone roads. After he was released, it was the Mecha and Tulema Association which rented rooms for the students who had nowhere else to go once they were dismissed from their university campuses. He was residing there for a while until he was rearrested and subsequently taken away to Makelawi. Prior to the re-arrest, while following the university administration’s decision over their case (as they had petitioned for a review of the decision!), he had in the meantime also gone to Ambo to help his relatives with work, intending also to make some money before going back to Addis. At that same time, there was turmoil in Ambo. People were opposing the government. His job in Ambo was to take and bring back his uncle’s children to and from school.
In Ambo, he remembered two high school boys, Jagama Bedane and Kebede Bedasa, shot and killed by a sniper. These students were known for taking active part in leading and organizing the opposition of the Ambo high school students. He told me, when they were killed selectively, they were on normal activity. They were not taking part in any mass protest. They were killed days after the mass protest. And at the time, the school was closed.
Hearing personal stories such as this, apart from learning about the injustice young people of my own generation live with, reminds me of the well-known story of Assefa Maru and the student leaders of the 1960s, who were deliberately aimed at to be killed on the street.
This young man was followed by securities that day. He was informed by an insider, someone who is also a member of the OPDO, that he would be shot by the sniper like the other two on that same day. But thankfully, he was going to the kindergarten to collect the children. But later in the day, the Ambo police called him for ‘interrogation’. And he was forced to spend the night in prison. Because of the insistence of his uncle, they convinced the police to release him the next day after which he immediately left for Addis. That evening, the federal police took him to Makelawi. The charge was that he organized people to initiate a conflict in his village when he was visiting his family. The usual…
In Maekelawi, he told me, there are three type of prison cells: Chelema, Tawila, and Sheraton. Prisoners that are just transferred from other prisons are often sent to Chelema cells. Chellema prison is a house that has smaller cells within. He doesn’t know the exact number of these cells. The cell has the size of a man which is not possible to sit in. He knows there are cells that fit merely the size of one man and those that fit the size of two. He was in both dark cells chained and standing for a 24 hours cycle. He was sharing two people size cell with a man named Guta. He doesn’t know what Guta looks like or who is he. The Chellema prison cellmates usually don’t share information about each other. This is because, they are afraid the cellmate might misinform during the torture interrogation or the cellmate might be a spy assigned by the inspectors. All that time in the dark they chose not to communicate, only sharing their name. He is allowed to go to the toilet only once in 24 hours. Throughout the day, but especially during the nights, he hears the wailing and screaming of other prisoners who cry in agony under the severity of the tortures. The agony is often expressed in Afaan Oromo. He was also taken to other rooms to be beaten every now and then.
In Maikelawi, his first prison was the Tawula room. Where he was summoned for interrogation that involves kicking and insults targeted to break the spirit. He told me, their beating in the middle of the interrogation is not intended to get what they want to hear, it’s simply targeted to hurt. His torturer, named Alemayehu, kicked him on the genitals for no reason. He also told me how Monie Mengesha kicked him on the sheen and left him unconscious. When he wakes up, he found out that he had made his pants wet with urine. Such an interview was conducted after standing for so long hours in the dark room and going back and forth in the cell. And when he feels about to sleep taking him back to the torture room. He told me, he was forced to watch a man of his hands and ankles tied together and hanged on a rod and kicked by different instruments every part of him specially the inside foot ( the style of hanging a sheep).
While they were doing that, the man named Nasser Abdo, hoisted like a sheep and kicked, was having a fluid coming out of his mouth. There was a prison director that was watching when Nasser Abdo was tortured. His name is Taddesse, now he is working as a national bank security and logistic director. There is another torturer named Reta, but his assigned investigator is Alemayehu. He told me, other than the known torturers, there were night time torturers that he couldn’t see their face. This same person Alemayehu was also his prosecutor in the court.
Nasser passed away a week after he was released from prison. The gentleman that I’m telling the story of was sharing a room in Sheraton with Nasser and others. He told me Nasser Abdo’s stamina was so strong. Nasser, whenever he got the time, he was keeping himself busy in studying for high school exam preparation hoping that when he gets released, he will finish his studies, which were interrupted by the arrest. He said when I think of it, this man knows the people that were torturing him, weren’t a human being to think and value what they said at all. At the time, Nasser was encouraging this gentleman not to be affected by the insult they foist upon him, though he couldn’t controls the physical damage the torturer caused. I’m just wondering how many people like Nasser Abdo was keeping their integrity and political stand in that dark suffering cell till the last day and not known by so many including people that share the same belief.
There were also old people that are also a victim of torture and still keep strong in terms of morale. Regarding this he especially remembers a man called Obbo Legese Deti. Obbo Legese Deti now lives in the US. The young man remembers Obbo Legese. On some mornings, he saw Obbo Legese chained, sitting outside in morning sun. This man knows someone in the Tawula room is looking at him from inside via small cracks, so the old man passes a strength and unity sign by making a two hand fist while in chain. He said, while I was in that Tawula room knowing I was noticed by another person gave me strength. He met Oromo individuals from different professions and backgrounds in Maikalawi. Shiferaw Ensamo and Dhabessa Wakjira (now in Australia) were journalists he met there. I wonder if anyone knows where journalist Shiferaw Ensamo is currently. I wonder if he is still in prison or has been released since.
When I asked him in general what he feels now, he said he is tired. And doesn’t care that much about things around him.
Friends, very capable and influential Oromo individuals are in Ethiopian prison! All our LOVE and RESPECT are extended to them. We know they are fighting for each of us and we stand in solidarity with them. Please share what you know about these heroes and heroines still alive or have paid for their cause by giving the ultimate. We thank so much, the gentleman who has shared his story with us!
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Permaculture Gardening: Rainy Season Projects August 17, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
Tags: Peace Corps in Oromia, The Permaculture garden
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Originally posted on We Wander but Are Not Lost:
This rainy season we missed the opportunity to get involved in a summer club program at the school. I don’t believe any currently exist, so we decided to focus on 2 things, first a permagarden to be built at the Health Center to get the most visibility, and a bed net demo since our Woreda just got a shipment of at least 20,000 bed nets to be distributed to Becho and all the surrounding kebeles in the ‘catchment’ area.
Our permagarden focuses on filling the gap between the large farming knowledge of the area and the few but large crops that are grown here: coffee, chaat, corn, tea, honey. The community no doubt is very successful in growing these items, but we are trying to connect the farming knowledge with a small family size garden to help nutritionally and financially. Right now it seems that everyone with land has prioritized…
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Drought, food crisis and Famine in Ethiopia 2015: Children and adults are dying of lack of food, water and malnutrition. Animals are perishing of persisting drought. The worst Affected areas are: Eastern and Southern Oromia, Afar, Ogaden and Southern nations. #Africa #Oromia August 14, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Famine in Ethiopia, Malnutrition, Micronutrient deficiency in Oromia, The State of Food Insecurity in Ethiopia.
Tags: Africa, Famine Ethiopia, Genocidal mass killings against Oromo people in Eastern Oromia conducted by Liyu Police of TPLF Ethiopia, Hunger and Micronutrient deficiency in Ethiopia, If Ethiopia’s economy is so vibrant, poverty, The extents and dimensions of poverty in Ethiopia, Undernourishment in Ethiopia
Due to lack of rain, food crisis and famine people are dying in Ethiopia. Mainstream medias are not reporting. In the absence of free press, the TPLF/ Ethiopian government is hiding the tragedy going on. Children, women and men are dying in rural areas of Eastern and Southern Oromia, Afar state, Ogaden and southern nations. Animals are being perished due to persistent drought. The TPLF/Ethiopian government has also engaged in intensive land grabs and evictions in unaffected (food surplus) areas and intensified the destructions of food security system. In central Oromia (Burrayyuu, Sululta, Bishoftu, etc) and Western Oromia (Ilu Abbaa boraa and Wallaggaa) families in thousands become homeless and destitute because of land grabs both in urban and rural areas. Citizens are reporting the crisis and crying for help and no help is received yet both from the government and international humanitarian aid. Social media and Oromia Media network are reporting in Afaan Oromoo.
NBC Nightly News | August 14, 2015
Food crisis in Ethiopia
Aug. 5: Hunger is once again threatening vast swathes of Africa because of drought and high food prices. The United Nations has estimated that 14 million are at risk and at the heart of the looming catastrophe is Ethiopia, where over 10 million are in need of emergency food aid. ITN’s Martin Geissler reports.
Drought, food crisis and famine in Afar state (North East Ethiopia) captured through social media, August 2015
Is this famine Ethiopia or fastest economic growth? Beela moo misooma?
The following pictures are drought, food crisis and famine in Eastern Oromia captured through social media, August 2015
Land grabs and evictions in Oromia
The Oromians Protest Ethiopia’s Tyrannic Rules, Its Land Grabs And The New Master Plan Of Ethnic Cleansing Against The Indigenous Oromo People In The Name of Development Expansion Of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) August 13, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Ambo, Finfinne is Oromia's land, Finfinnee, Finfinnee is the Capital City of Oromia, Finfinnee n Kan Oromoo ti, Genocidal Master plan of Ethiopia, Jen & Josh (Ijoollee Amboo), No to land grabs in Oromia, No to the Addis Ababa Master Plan, NO to the Evictions of Oromo Nationals from Finfinnee (Central Oromia), Oromia, Oromia wide Oromo Universtiy students Protested Addis Ababa Expansion Master Plan, Oromian Voices, Oromians Protests, Oromiyaa, Oromo and the call for justice and freedom, Oromo Nation, Oromo Protests, Oromo students movement, Oromo students protests, Oromo University students and their national demands, Oromummaa.
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Hagayya 11, 2015 irraa kaasee hojjettootni Warshaa sukkaaraa Finca’aa gaaffii mirga namummaa fi Dimookiraasii gaafatneef hangaa deebii argannuutti FDG egallee jirruu itti fufna jechuun FDG fi gaaffiin keenyaa nuuf haa deebi’uu jechuun guutummaatti hojiin Warshaa shukkaaraa Fincaa’aa dhaabbatee jira.
Hojjettootni Warshaa Sukkaaraa Fincaa’aa hundi guyyaa kaleessaa irraa eegaluun Hojii warshichaa guutummaatti dhaabuun FDG jabaatee itti fufee jira, Guyyaa har’as bulchiinsii Warshaa sukkaaraa sochii FDG hojjettootni kun godhan irraa naasuu fi soda guddaa keesssa seenuun hojjeettoota warshaa Sukkaaraa Fincaa’aa tasgabbeessuuf yaaliin guddaan godhamullee Qeerroowwaan dargaggootni Oromoo , Uummatni, hojjettoottni warshaa sukkaaraa Fincaa’aa hundi hojii warshichaa dhaabuun gaaffii mirga namummaa fi dimookiraasii finiinsan. Torbanoota darban keessa Dhimma ilmaan Oromoo hojjettoota Warshaa Shukkaaraa Fincaa’aa hojii irraa Arii’atamuu fi Gaaffii mirgaa kaachisuu ‘’Hagayyaa 06/2015 Hojjettootni Oromoo Warshaa Sukkaaraa Fincaa’aa keessaa hojjechaa turan Oromummaan yakkamuun arii’atamuu’’ gabaasuun keenyaa ni yaadatama, sarbamuu mirga uummataa keenyaa fi uummatni keenyaa mirga isaa sarbamaa callisee akka taa’uu hin qabne hoggansii Qeerroo bilisummaa Oromoo Godina Horroo guduruu jala bu’uun falmii gaggeessuu irratti argama, haaluma kanaan uummaatni keenyaa gaaffii mirgaa tokkummaan finiinsuun diina dura dhaabbachuun falmii mirga abbaa biyyummaa itti fufee jira, Uummatni Oromoo qindeessuummaa qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoon sochii isaa jabeeffachuun gaaffiiwwaan bu’uuraa armaan gadii bu’uuraa godhachuun mootummaa wayyaanee abbaa irree irratti FDG itti fufee jira.
1. Mirgi namummaa fi dimookiraasii nuuf kabajamuu qaba,
2. Mirgii biyyaa abbaa keenyaa keessaatti nurraa sarbamee nuuf kabajamuu qaba.
3. Haal duree tookko malee hojjeettootni warshaa Suukkaaraa Fincaa’aa irraa Oromummaan yakkamanii arii’aman hojiitti deebi’uu qabu.
4. Oromummaan yakkamuun hojii irraa arii’atamuun, hidhamuu fi doorsifamuun atattamaan dhaabbachuu qaba.
5. Mootummaan wayyaanee Ilmaan Oromoo hojjettoota warshaa Sukkaaraa Fincaa’aa hojii irraa arii’uun , ilmaan saboota biiroo ulaagaa tokko
malee namoota 250 fidee bakka ilmaan Oromoo arii’amni qacaree yeroo gabaabaa keessaatti carraa guddinaa fi sadarkaa kennaafi jiruu
atattaamaan dhaabuun tajajillii seeraa qabeessi hojjetoota hundaaf wal qixa kenaamuu qaba.
6. Daballiin miindaa hojjettoota warshaa Sukkaara fincaa’aa haalaa hin eegamnee gadi bu’ee waan jiruuf hojjettootni Warshichaa haala jiruu fi jireenyaan dararamaa waan jiraniif daballiin miindaa jiruuf jireenya hojjeettootaaf mijataa ta’ee akka kennaamuuf kanneen of keessaa qaban gaaffii mirgaa kaachisuun hiriiraa ba’uun sagalee mormii guddaa dhageesisaniru.
Hagayya 13, 2015 Finfinnee
Godina Shaggar Lixaa aanaa Qarsaa Malmaa ganda Hagaroo Waliboo jedhamu keessatti waldhabbiin dargaggoota Oromoo fi milishoota Wayyaanee jidduutti ta’een FDG ka’uu Qeerroon gabaase, Hagayya 12,2015 sochiin Qeerroo jabaachuu irraatti hidhattooti Wayyaanee manneen uummataa irra deemuun jiraattota reebanii hiraarsuun ijoollee keessan fidaa isaantu mootummaaf bitamuu dide sababaa jedhuun namoota hedduu qabanii reebaa jiru,keessatti namni guddaan Obbo Birraa Badhaasoo jedhmu bulchitoota gandaa fi hidhattootaan reebamuu irraa miidhami guddaa irra gahee jiraachuu Qeerroon gabaasa. Kana malees mana jireenya uummataa irra deddeemuu fi sakatta’uun qabeenya uummataa saamaa akka jiran odeessi nu gahe addeessa. Haalli kun hammaachuu irraan hanga ammaa diddaan dargaggootaa fi jiraattota naannoo itti fufee bulchitoota Wayyaanee haalaan yaaddessee akka jiru beekama. Kana malees Shaggar kaabaa Kuyyuutti har’a waraqaan qabsoo faffacaate.
- Wayyaanen farra Oromooti Lafti ummata samamun haa dhaabbatu
- Wayyanen saamtuu fi hattuudha
- Qonnan bulaan lafa isa irra hin buqqa’in
- Manni qonnan bulaa diigamu hin qabu
- Oromon lafa isaa buqqa’un haa dhaabbatu.
Jedhame waraqaan daandii irratti faffaca’ee jiraachuu qeerroon addeessa. Poolisooni naannoo dhimma kana qorachuu fi yaada uummata baruufis
qorannaa adeemsisu jirti. Gaaffin uummata kan mirgaa yoomu kan hin
dhabbannen itti fufee jira.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Hagayya 13, 2014 Teeppii
Walgayiin dabballoota abbaa irree Wayyaanee naannoo Kibbaa godina Shakkaa, magaala Teeppiitti Hagayya 11,2015 adeemsifamuu ture sochii Qeerroo fi dargaggoota naannoo Kibbaa magaala Teeppitin feshalaa’e.
Odeessa Qeerroo aanaa Sidaamaa irraa ibsuun, bulchitootni aanaa fi magaala Teeppii dhimmi nageenyaa fi misoomaan walgayiin uummata jiraattota magaalaa waamameen gaaffiin mirgaa ka’uudhaan walgayiin feshelaa’e. Dargaggoonni magaala kanatti argamaniin gaaffii mirgaa kaasuun
– Gaaffiin mirgaa gaafannu deebii argachuu qaba
– Nagaa uummataa kan booresse mootummaadhuma wayyaaneeti
– Maqaa filannoon kanneen hidhamanii fi reebaman itti gaafatamni
mootummaadhuma tahuu qaba Fi kkf gaaffiin ka’een hidhatootni fi poolisoonni gaaffii dargaggootaa deggeruudhaan walgayiin akeekames feshalaa’uu Qeerroo gabaasee jira.
Haaluma kanaanis magaalota kanneen akka Hawaasaa, Sidaamaa fi Walaayittaa Sooddoo keessa gaaffiin mirgaa itti fufe. Hojjetootnis hojii dhaabuu fi maqaa filannoon miidhaan mootummaan hawaasa irratti gaggeessaa jiru dhaabbachuu qaba kan jedhanii fi dhiibbaan mootummaan Wayyaanee gaggeessaa jiru qixa kamiinuu dhaabbachuu qaban jechuun gaaffiin mirgaa hojjetoota mootummaa, uummataa fi dargaggoota deggereen ka’ee jira.
Haggayya 08, 2014 Naqamte
Guyyaa kaleessa Hagayya 7,2015 mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaaneen/Tigray Uummata magaalaa Naqamtee dhaloota irraa dhalootatti naannicha jiraataa turan maqaa Investeraaf bakka kennuu fi plilaala malee mana ijaaraa turtan sababa jedhuun seeraan ala mana jiraattootaa diigaa jiru.
Kutaa bulchiinsa Bakkee Jamaa naannoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa ganda 07 fi naannoo masaraa Kumsaa morodaa maqaa green area jedhuun manneen dhibba afurii ol diiguuf saganteessan itti fufee Hagayya guyyaa 6 fi 7, 2015 duulli faccifannaa ykn qabsoon warraaqsa bilisummaa uummataa kutaa Bakke Jamaarraa kan Wayyaanee fi ergamtoota isaanii OPDO kan isaan mudate yeroo ta’u kana irrattis yeroo ta’u amma naannoo Yuunibarsiitii 07 manneen pilaastikaan ijaaraman kan diigamaniifi manneen biroo haala qindawaa ta’een ijaaramanis akka diigamuu qaban akeekkachiisi itti kennameera.
Keessaayyuu kan nama dhibu immoo utuu humna waraanaa isinitti hin bobbaasin diigaa jechuun akeekkachiisaa jiraachuun Wayyaanee dhumashee ta’uuf mallattoo fi Abdii kutannaa cimaa ta’uu ilmaan Oromoo walabummaa fudhanne tti himuu barbaanna.
Manni Abbaa fi haadha ofii yeroo diigamu callisan ilaaluun qaanii waan taa’eef Tokkummaa kaanee yaafalmannu falmachuutu nuuf furmaata!
Oromia (Buraayyuu): Godina Addaa Oromiyaa Naannoo Burraayyuu Adda Addaa Keessaa Guyyota Arfan Darban Keessa Qonaanan Bultooti 400 Ol Lafa Irraa Buqawuun Diiddaa Jiraatottaa Daran Dabalee Jira.Waraanni Wayyaanees Uummata Adamsee Dararaa Jiraachuu Qeerroon Gabaase. Adoolessa (July) 23, 2015
Guutummaatti toora armaa gadii irraa (Read more at):-
Adoolessa 22, 2015 Finfinnee
Qonnaan bulaa, barataa fi hojjetaan garagaraa shaggar kaabaa aanaa Kuyyuu, Sulultaa, Caancoo, Akaakoo fi kanneen biroonis godina addaa dabalatee dhimmi Master Pilaanii deebi’ee ka’uu hin qabu jechun walitti dhufuun kana duras dhaabbachuuf of qopheessuu Qeerroon gabaasee jira.
Ammos dhimmi Master Palan Finfiinnee kun tooftaa jijjiratee qonnaan bultootaa fi jiraattotaatti waan dhufaa jiruuf qabeenyaa fi mirga Oromummaa keenya kan sarbu dura of qusatnoo tokko malee ni dhaabbatna jechuun qonnaan bulaan aanaalee kanneen irraa ibsuu Qeerroon naannicha irraa gabaasee jira.
Tooftaa fi malli mootummaan Wayyaanee saamicha lafaa raawwatuu fi qonnaan bulaa Oromoo balleessuu fi qabiyyee lafaa Oromoo dhuunfachuuf
gama kamiinuu itti wareegamuuf dargaggootni barattootni Oromoo fi uummanni godina kana keessatti har’a dhaamsa waliif dhaamuun yomiyyuu
mootummaa Wayyaanee ofirratti hin goobsinu jechuun murteeffachuu gabaasni Qeerroo addeessa.
Shaggar Kaabaa aanaa Caancotti halkan Adoolessa 20,2015 halkan waraqaaleen garagaraa magaala keessa faca’an
– Dacheen Oromiyaa kan Oromooti, Oromoodhaan haa bultu,
-Saamtotni fi sobdoonni nun bulchin.
-Mootummaan wayyaanee shororkeessaadha.
-Dinaaf hin jilbeenfannu
-Uummata Oromoo saamuun haa dhabbatu
-Miirri maqaa Master Pilaanii waamu haa dhaabbatu
-Wayyeen diina uummata oromooti
-OPDOn uummata Oromoof hin dhaabbanne
Kan jedhu waraqoonni bakka garagaraatti barreeffamuun maxxanfaman irraan kan ka’e har’a poolisii fi humni waraana federaalaa naannicha qubachuu Qeerroon gabaasee jira.
Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Eebba Eebbifamtoota Barattoota Oromoo Ilaalchisuun Qophii Addaa Marsaa 2ffaa Qopheeffachuun Hegeree Qabsoo Oromoo Irratti Marihatan, ABO fi WBOs faarsan. Goototni qeerroon Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa akeekaa diinni keenya Oromiyaa diiguuf Oromoo balleessuuf, umrii gabrummaa dheereffachuuf maqaa Maaster plan Finfinnee jedhuun yeroo amma kana illee hojii irra olchuuf fiiga waan jiruuf akkeeka karooraa badii balleessii kana fashaleessuu fi karroorrii Oromoo balleessuuf irra deddeebiuun akeekkamaa jiru kun akka haqamuuf yeroon gamtaan dura dhaabbannuu amma waan taeef Uummatni Oromoo bakka jirruu hundaa dammaqinsaan akka bira dhaabbannu jechuun waamicha dabarsana,
Gabaasa Qeerroo Jimmaa Waxabajjii 25,2015
Goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa qophii bifa adda taeen mooraa Main Campus keessatti qopheeffachuun walaloolee warraaqsaa fi sirboota warraaqsaa garaagaraa dhageesisuun ABO/WBO fi Hoggantoota qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo faarsan. Jaal Daawud Ibsaas Dargaggoota Qeerroo barattoota Oromoon faarfamee jaalalaa fi kabaja qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoof qaban daraggootni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa ibsatan. Qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo galmaan gauufi wareegama kamuu baasuun kan nurraa jiru tauun gadi jabeessuun wal hubachiisaan, keessattuu Jaalalli, tokkummaan fi kabajni Oromummaa fi eenyummaa akka jabaatuuf boqonnaa tokko malee hojjechaa kan turanii fi uummata Oromoo gidduutti addatti immoo dargaggoota gidduutti jijjirama guddaa fiduun milkii guddaa gonfachuu isaanii ibsuun tarsiimoo siyaasaa wayyaanee abbaa irree EPRDF/TPLF dura dhaabbatani kan jiran tauu mirkaneessuun qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo fi ABO faarsuu itti fufan.
Goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa humna waraanaa fi humnoota tikaa Wayyaaneen eeggichaan hamaan utuu irratti gaggeeffamaa jiruu fi Doorsifamaa jiranii seenaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo keessatti seenaa guddaa hojjechaa jiraachuu ibsatan. Goototni qeerroon Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa akeekaa diinni keenya Oromiyaa diiguuf Oromoo balleessuuf, umrii gabrummaa dheereffachuuf maqaa Maaster plan Finfinnee jedhuun yeroo amma kana illee hojii irra olchuuf fiiga waan jiruuf akkeeka karooraa badii balleessii kana fashaleessuu fi karroorrii Oromoo balleessuuf irra deddeebiuun akeekkamaa jiru kun akka haqamuuf yeroon gamtaan dura dhaabbannuu amma waan taeef Uummatni Oromoo bakka jirruu hundaa dammaqinsaan akka bira dhaabbannu jechuun waamicha dabarsana, Bakka hundaatti uummatni keenyaa bakka jirruu hundatti dammaqnee Uummata keenyaa dammaqfachuun roorroo mootummaa abbaa irree dura dhaabbachuu amma jechuun waamicha dabarsan.
Mormii Caamsaa 30 Bara 2015 magaalaa buraayyuu keessati ta’e keessaa hanga tokko. Sababin mormii bahaniif mani jireenya isani isin deegartoota OFC jechudhaan Wayyaaneen irrati waan diigameef.
On 30 May 2015 residents in Buraayyuu (Central Oromia) protesting the demolishing of their residential houses by TPLF/ Agazi for being the supporters and voting for the popular opposition OFC/Medrek) in the 24 May 2015 General Elections.
Caamsaa 30,2015 Godina Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaatti FDG uummata Oromoo fi dargaggoota Oromoon Jabbaachuun Walqabatee barsiisotni Oromoo kan keessatti argaman namootni 12 hidhamuu maddeen Qeerroo gabaasan.
Diddaan Uummataa kallattii hundaan mootummaa abbaa irree Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF irratti jabaachuun kan itti fufe yoo ta’uu, Godina Horroo
Guduruu Wallaggaa AANAA AMMUURUU jedhamu keessatti diddaan uummata daran jabaachuun mootummaa Wayyaanee guyyaa irraa gara guyyaatti raafama guddaa keessa galee jira.
Wayyaaneen gaaffii uummataaf deebii kennuu dhabuun ilmaan Uummata Oromoo qaroo biyyaa ta’an qabee hidhuu fi dararaan gochaa diinummaa isaa calaqisiisuu fudhachaa jiraachuun ibsame jira, haaluma kanaan ilmaan Oromoo kanneen barsiisotni Oromoo keessatti argaman AANAA AMMUURUU irra Caamsaa 29/2015 maqaa uummata nurratti kakasuun fincila nurratti gaggeessaa jirtu jedhamuun fi isin miseensota Qeerroo
Bilisummaa Oromooti jedhamuun qabamuun kanneen hidhaman ta’uu madden Qeerroo bilisummaa magaalaa Shaambuu irraa gabaasan.ilmaan Oromoo hidhaman kessaan kanneen maqaan nu ga’ee jiruu keessa:
1.Barsiisaa Arabuu Yaasiin
2.Barsiisaa Jireenyaa Dachee
3. Barsiisaa Gammachuu
4.Dargaggoo Garramuu Biyyansaa kanneen keessatti argamaan AANAA AMURUUtti hidhamuu maddeen keenya gabaasan.mootummaan wayyaanee hidhaa fi ajjeechaan warraaqsaa FDG fi bilisummaa keenya dura dhaabbatus nuti ilmaan Oromoo wareegama kamiifuu of qopheesinee mirga keenyaa fi bilisummaa keenyaa kabachiifachuuf murteeffannee kaane jirra jechuun dhaammata sabboontootni Oromoo dhaammatu.
Uummatni Oromoo Godina lixa Oromiyaa keessatti filmaata fakkeessii abbaa irree EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO maqaa dimookiraasii sobaa fi filmaata sobaa baachuun Uummata ganna 24 guutu Gowwomsaa jiraate irratti Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo filmaatichi soba, waliin dhaahaa fi itti fakkeessii ta’uu Uummata Oromoo dursee irra deddeebi’uun ibsoota garaagaraa baasuun uummata Oromoo waan hubachiiseef uummatni Oromoo Oromiyaa bakka hundattuu filmaata Wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuun FDG kaachisuun mirga abbaa biyyummaa fi bilisummaa isaa deeffachuuf qabsoo warraaqsaa FDG karaa nagaa fi dimookiraatawaa ta’een finiinsa jira. Haluma kanaan Yeroo amma kana Godina dhihaa Oromiyaa AANAA MIDAA QANYII, MEETTAA ROOBII, Adaa’aa Bargaa, Calliyaa Geedoo, Iluu Galan, Baakkoo, Giincii (Dandii), Jalduu, fi Gindabarti, Amboo, Tokkee Kuttaayee, Xiiqur Incinnii, fi Godina Bahaa Wallaggaa Siree, Guutoo Waayyuu, Magaalaa Neqemtee, HAROO LIMMUU, HEEBANTUU , Limmuu Galiilaa, Giddaa Ayyaanaa, fi Godina Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaa ; Aanaawwaan JImmaa Gannatii, Haratoo, Hammuuruu, Jaartee Jaardagaa, Hagamsaa, SHaambuu, Jimmaa Raaree, Finca’aa, fi Guduruu fa’aatti Uummatni haalaan filmaata fakkeessii fi sobaa Wayyaanee irratti dammaquun diddaa cimaan jala dhaabbachuun FDG itti jabeessa jira.
odina dhihaa Oromiyaa Aanaawwaan armaan olitti tarreeffaman keessatti yeroo amma kana Uummatni fi Mootummaan garboomsaa wal irraa haala waliitti deebi’uu hin dandeenyeen gargar bahee jira, Manneen barnootaa sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qophaa’inaa Hanga sadarkaa 1ffatti jiraan adeemsa baruu fi barsiisuu dhaabani jiru, Wajjiraalee garaagaraa keessatti hojiin gaggeessummaa uummataa dhaabbatee jira, bakka hundatti uummatni mootummaa akka hin qabne fi mootummaa bakka isa bu’uu akka hin qabne Warraaqsa gochaa jiruun mirkaneessa jira.
Magaalaa Neqemteetti Manneen barnoota sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’inaa, koolleejjii technikaa fi Ogummaa , Koolleejjii barsiisota Neqemtee, dabalatee Caamsaa 27/2015 barattootni Oromoo barnoota dhaabuun FDG dhoosuuf wayita jiranitti hoomaan Waraanaa Magaalaa Neqemtee irra qubsiifamee jiruu irra garagaluun magaalitti raafama guddaa keessa buusee jira, Barattootni Oromoos barnoota dhaabuun gar uummata fi maatii isaanitti deebi’an. Kana Maleesa Guutummaa Godna Dhihaa Oromiyaa keessatti diddaan uummataa kallattii hundaan mootummaa Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO irratti jabaachuun mootummaa wayyaanee raafama Guddaa keessa galchee jira.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDOn Uummata afaan qawween bulchaa akka jiran uummatatti argisiisuuf Dhukaasaanii ajjeessuu, ukkamsanii hidhuu fi gara dabarsuu ifatti gaggeessa jira, adeemsii kun Uummata daranuu FDG kan Onnachiisee fi akka namni diinaan wareegamuu irraa diinarratti qabsoo finiinsuun Wareegamuutu Caala jedhee murteeffatu godhee kan jiru ta’uun isaa haala amma qabatamaan Oromiyaa keessatti rawwachaa jiru irra hubachuun dabda’amera.
Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Meettaa Roobii keessatti holola mootummaan Wayyaanee maqaa filannoo dharaatiin afarsuun walqabatee fincilli ummataa Magaalota akka Gooroo, Eelaa, Minaaree, Laga Roobii, Shinoo fi gandoota baadiyyaa kanneen akka Suubbaa Gaajoo, Dhalataa, Qaxqaxoo, Kuyyuu Gicii cimee Kan itti fufe tahuun ibsameera.
Addaatti immoo Uummatni Oromoo Meettaa Roobii ganda ‘’Kuyyuu Gicii’’ jedhamtuu ganda gootichi Oromoo Jaal Laggasaa Wagii itti dhalatee yoo taatu yeroo amma kana FDG finiinsuun qamni mootummaa Wayyaanee sadarkaa Aanaa irraa hanga Sadarkaa Federaalaatti jiru kamuu akka nutti hin seennee jechuun of irraa kan ittisan ta’uun ibsame jira. Yeroo Ammaa kanatti Gadindi dhalootaa Gooticha Oromoo Laggasaa Wagii qama bulchiinsa Aanaa illee of irraa ittisuun, diina dura dhaabbatan milishootni gandaa illee gara uummataa hiriiruun qaamni mootummaa kamuu hidhatees, ergama addaas qabaatee akka ganda Kuyyuu Giciitti hin seenne dhorkatan, hanga bilisummaan keenya gonfanutti halagaaf garboomnee hin bulluu jechuun uummatni murtoo fudhachaa jira.
Akka Waliigala guutummaa AANAA MEETTAA ROOBIItti Ummatni sagalee keenya diinaaf hin laatnu jechuun,filmaata sobaa keessatti hirmaachuun fafa jechuun uummatni karaan keenyaa tookichaa kanaan booda falmannee falmachiisuuf murtii fudhannee jirra jechuun FDG jabeessuun kan itti fufan yoo ta’uu , Caamsaa 26/2015 gandoota baadiyyaa keessatti korojoon filannoo wayyaanee utuu gara Aanaa Geessuuf adeemanii uummatni itti iyyuun koree boordii irraa fudhachuun ibiddaan barbadeessuun gabaafame, Waraanni wayyaanee uummata sodaachisuuf sagalee dhukaasaa meeshaa gurguddaa dhageesisaa jiraachuun ibsame jira.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee ummata Oromoo shororkeessee jiraachuu akkuma bare sababa kanaan walqabatee guyyaa har’aa dargaggoo Taaddasaa Shifarraa magaalaa Gooroo keessatti loltoota mootummaa wayyaatiin rukutamee Hospitaala Phaawuloos Finfinnee galuun dhagahame. Haaluma walfakkatuun dargaggootni Oromoo fi qonnaan bultootni lakkoofsaan 40 ol tahan yeroo ammaa naannuma kanaa mana hidhaatti darbamanii dararamaa jiraachuunis barame. Uummatni Oromoo AANAA MEETTAA ROOBII Waan manaa baaneef mana argannutti manatti hin deebinu, Kan manaa baaneef Bilisummaa fiduufi malee rasaasa diinaan reebamnee galuu miti jechuun Ibsa ijjannoo baafatan ummatni naannichaas. Qabsoon daran finiinee itti fufee jira. http://qeerroo.org/2015/05/31/yuuniversitiilee-gara-garaa-keessatti-kae-gaaffiin-mirgaa-barattoota-oromoon-itti-fufe/
Caamsaa 30,2015 Adaamaa
Yuuniversitii saayinsii fi teknoloojii Adaamaa keessatti Caamsaa gaafa 27/2015 barattootni waraqaa garagaraa mooraa keessatti facaasuun
kan dhagayame YEROO BILISUMMAAN KEENYA DHIYAATE KANATTI HIN CALLISNU YAA BARATTOOTA OROMOO KA’AA kan jedhu barattootni waraqaa balaliituu bittimsuun eegduwwan mootummaa Wayyaanee bakkaa kan sochoose tahee jira, akkasuma yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa, Madda Walaabu fi Haromayyaa keessatti walleewwan qabsoo dhageessisuu, mootummaa Wayyaanee hin barbaannu, bulchiinsi Wayyaanee nugaheera jechuu fi barumsa dhaabuun gara FDG olkaasuun uummata dhageesisuu fi hirmaachisaa jiraachuu Qeerroon gabaasaa jira.
Gaafa Caamsa 29/2015 barattootni mooraa Yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa keessaa qabamanii bahan yeroof maqaa isaanii argachuu baannus ilmaan Oromoo sabboonummaa qabanii fi kijibni mootummaa Wayyaanee wayita kana aangoo isaa itti fufee jiraachuuf karoorfate kun yoomiyyuu cal kan nama hin jechiisne tahuu barattootni diddaa gaggeessanii fi kanneen fincila kaasuuf adda dureedha jedhamanii shakkaman tikoota wayyaaneen qabamanii mooraadhaa bahuus gabaasni Qeerroo nugahe hubachiisa. FDG ammas haaluma wal irraa hin cinneen itti fufee jiruudha.
Ebla 30, 2015 Finfinnee
Har’a dhaabbileen barnootaa barumsa dhaabuudhaan hucuu gaddaa uffatanii barattoota waggaa darbe wareegaman yaadachuu fi akkasuma addatti uummata Oromootiin yaadannoon gaddaa dhiyoo biyya Liibiyatti namoota ajjeefaman kan lammiin Oromoo keessa jiru irratti ta’e gaddaa jirama.
Ebla 30,2015 har’a Yuuniversitiileen kanneen akka Adaamaa, Amboo, Wallaggaa, Mattuu, Dirre Dawaa, Bulee Horaa, Madda Walaabuu, Hawaasa fi Jimmaa barumsa dhaabuun hucuu gaddaa uffatuudhaan daandii bahanii yaadannoo taasifamaa akka jiru gabaasi nu gahe addeessa. Manneen barnootaa sadarka garagaraa lixa Shaggar keessatti argaman Amboo, Calliyaa,Baabbichoo, Miidaqany, Xiqur Incinnii sadarkaa 1ffaa irraa kaasee hanga oliitti barumsi dhaabbatee daandiitti bahuudhaan barattootani yaadannoon gadda mootummaa Wayyaanee balaaleffatuun agarsiisaa jiru. Alaabaan manneen barnootaa keessa jirus kan Oromiyaas gadi butuudhaan, Akka walii galaatti dhabbileen barnootaa barumsa dhaabuu fi itti fufuudhanis Warraaqsi Bilisummaa itti fufaa jira.
Gabaasi dabalataa itti fufa
Maqaa dorgommii Ispoortii jedhuun dargaggoota Istaadiyoomii Wallaggaa keessatti walitti qabuun kan afaan faajjessaa jirtu Wayyaaneen,karaa dabballoota isaanii filmaataaf jecha barattoota Yuuniversitii Wallaggaa akka isaan mormii kamiinuu ka’u keessatti hin hirmaatne olola adda addaa gaggeessaa turan. Dargaggoonnis haala kana kan hubatan magaalaan Naqamtee keessa naannawanii mormii fi diddaa isaanii dhageessisaa oolanii jiru.
Kana irratti dabalees mooraalee Yuuniversitii fi naannoo Istadiyoomii keessa naannawuun dhadatnoo fi walleelee warraaqsaa akka dhageessisaa turan odeessi jiru beeksisa. Dadhatnoolee Qeerroon dhageessisaa turan keessas:-
- Oromiyaan ni bilisoomti!
- Mootummaan Wayyaanee gabroomfataa dha,
- Abbaay Tshayyee farrummaa uumata Oromoof qabuun seeratti dhihaachuu qaba.
- Walabbummaa fi bilisummaan Oromoof haqa.
- Maaster planiin Finfinnee daddaffiin akka dhaabbatu fi kkf irra turan
Mormii dhageessifamee fi muldhifame kunis akka media adda addaa irratti hin dabarreef jecha manneen interneetii fi network jiru akka cufaa oolan gabaasi Qeerroo Naqamtee nu gahe addeessa.
Bitootessa 24/2015 Goototni dargaggootni Qeerroon Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa FDG qabsiisan jabeessuun itti fufuun guyyaa har’aa uffata gaddaa uffachuun ilmaan Oromoo bara darbee mootummaan EPRDF waraana itti bobbaasuun mooraa Yuunibarsiitii fi manneen barnootaa sadarkaa adda addaa keessatti fixeef gaddaa qaban mormii guddaan ibsachuun walleelee warraaqsaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo leellisuun gootota ilmaan Oromoo faarsan.
Diddaa, Gabaasa Qeerroo Bitootessa 19,2015
Dhaabbilee barnootaa Yuuniversitii, koollejjii, godinaalee oromiyaa naannoo adda addaatti FDG gaaffii dhimma gubachuu bosona Oromiyaa, dubbii Abbaa Tsaayee fi mirga walabumaa Oromiyaaf falmuun wal qabsiisudhaan Qeerroon Oromiyaa keessatti diddaan ka’ee jira, bakka gabaasa Qeerroo ibsu irraa kana gaditti kan argamuudha.
Mooraa yuuniversitii guddicha Haromayyaatti Bitootessa gaafa 18/2015 dhaabaa ibsaa fi manaa irratti barruu mata dureen isaa “Sabboontotni Oromoo FDGf Kaaffee keenya Keessatti Ganama Sa’a 7:30 Irratti Wal Arguun Dhaamsa Dabarsina” jedhuun dhaadannoolee qabxii 8 qabu waliin bakka garagaraatti maxxanfamee bule odeessi Qeerroo yoo addeessu, dhaadannoon qabxiidhaan maxxanfamanis
- Bosonni oromiyaa mootumma wayyaaneetiin gubachaa jira,manca’aa jira
- Ilmaan Oromoo yoo xiqqaate 35,000 ol mana hidhaa keessaa gadhiifamuu qabu,
- Barattoota ajjeefamaniii fi hidhamaniif mormii keenya itti fufuu qabna
- Poolisiin federaalaa mooraa keessaa haa bahu
- Mirgi diimokiraa fi uummataa haa eegamu
- Kaardii filannoo sobaa hin fudhannu
- Abbaay Tshaayee uummata oromoo arrabsuun seeraan gaafatamuu qaba
- Maqaan Master Pilaanii kana booda ka’uu hin qabu.
Kan jedhu dhaadannowwan kanaa olii kana mooraa keesatti bittimsuun humni waraana wayyaanee gubbaadhaa socho’uun kaleessa naannoo fi keessa mooraa Yuuniversitii Haromayyaa buufatee akka jiru odeessaan Qeerroo addeessa. Barattootnis nyaata kaaffee lagachuudhaan barumsas dhaabuun kan beekame, humni ittisa biyyaa sochii barattootaa kana dhaamsuuf garasitti ergame diddaa barattootaa dhaamsuu akka hin dandeenye odeessaan ibsa.
Akuma beekamu yeroo darbe sadarkaa itti aanaa fi gorsaan mootummaa Itoophiyaa kan ta’an Abbaay Tsaahe dhimma Master Pilaanii dubbiin afaanii baafate ilmaan oromoo kamuu jalaa dhokataa miti,kanumaan kan wal qabate diddaan mooraa barnootaa yuuniversitii oromiyaa keessa jiru mara keessatti dhimma qabeenyaa oromiyaa gubataa fi manca’aa jirus dabalatee gaaffiin ka’aa akka jirus odeessa Qeerroon darbaa jira, haala kanaan kaleessa Bitootessa 18/2015 yuuniversitii Jimmaa mooraa Kiitoo Fardiisaa(Engineering Compus) jedhamee kan beekamu, mana yaalaa barattootaa moorichaa keessatti Qeerroodhaan barruun afaan Oromoo fi afaan Ingiliffaatii fuula 9 qabu mata duree “Master Pilaaniin Hojii Irra Ooluu Hin Qabu fi Dubbii Obbo Abaay Tsahe Dubbates Tuffii Uummata Oromoo Akka Tahe” keessattis waamicha diddaa kan ibsu barruun kun bakka namni argu lama lafa kaa’amee jira, jalee mootummaatiin argamee yeroodhaan toohatame malee mooraa yuuniversiti keessatti barruu hedduun akka maxxanfamee jiru Qeerroon odeessa isaa nuun gaha,kanumaan mootummaan wayyaanee mooraan xiyyeeffannoo guddaadhaan akka eegamu,humna ittisaa mijeeffachaa mooraa Yuuniversitii sana qofaaf mijeeffachaa akka jiru odeessaan Qeerroo addeessa. Akka Yuuniversitii Jimmaatti mootummaan sodaa guddaa keessa seeneera, barataan Oromoo diddaadhaaf of qopheessee akka jiru hubachuu irraan, barruuleen waamichaas mumul’aa waan jiraniif hordoffii jabeeffachuun karoorfata, haaluma kana fakkaatuun guyyaa har’aas barattootni mooraa keessatti sochii diddaa mul’isuun dhagayamee jira, diddaan itti fufuu qaba.
Gaafiin mooraa Yuuniversitii kanatti ka’ee jiru dhimma amantaan kan wal qabate tahullee barattootni Oromoo heddumminaan keessatti gaaffii miidhaan saba Oromoo kaasuun, gubachuu bosonaa fi warshaalee Oromoo keessa jiranis kaasuudhaan gaaffii barattootaa gara gaaffii mirgaatti naannessanii guyyoota lamaan kana jechuun Bitootessa 17 fi 18 barumsi dhaabbatee akka jiru odeessaan Qeerroo gamasii addeessaa jira. Barumsas akka hin baranne Oromiyaan boca uumamashee mootummaa Wayyaanen utuu gadhisaa jirtuu, ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaatti osoo gidirfamuu jireenya dhuunfaa keenyaaf barumsa kennee lafa dhiituun haa dhaabbatu jechuun diddaan mooraa kanattis qabatee akka jiru odeessi nugahee jira.
Aanaa Gudayaa ganda Konkaa Ijaa jedhamau Bitootessa gaafa 15 fi 19 /2015 mootummaa irraa ergamee hojii basaastummaa aanaa kana keessatti kan hojjetu dhalootaan Amaara kan tahe tokko nama dhalootaan oromoo tokko sabboonummaa qabu harka mootummaatti dabarseekennuu irraan tarkaanfiin ajjechaa basaasaa mootummaa wayyaanee kana irratti raawwatamee jira. sababa kanaan manneen jireenyaa saba amaaraa 4 ol tahus ibiddaan gubateera,diina mootummaan ergamee uummata hammeenyaaf kennaa jiru kana irratti boombiinis darbatamee namoonni hedduun mada’anii jiru, odeessa Qeerroo hubatamu irraa uummanni tarkaanfii mootummaa wayyaanee irratti fudhachuu eegalee jira,deggertootni mootummaas sodaa kana keessa seenuudhaan hojii isaanii irraa akka deebi’aa jiran dhalootaan saba biraa kan tahan, ilmaan habashaa hojii diinummaa irratti bobbahanii jiranis naannoo sana irraa uummataan ariyamaa akka jiran odeessi Qeerroo addeessa. http://qeerroo.org/2015/03/19/diddaan-sirna-wayyaanee-fi-gaaffiin-mirga-abbaa-biyyummaa-guyyaa-haraa-yuuniversitii-afur4-keessatti-jabaatee-itti-fufe/
Qeerroo’s Status Updates: Feb. 22, 2015 – March 13, 2015
Oromo students protests continue to erupt in several towns in the Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia – taking various forms in recent weeks. The new round of protests began on February 22, 2015, when Oromo students and youth of Jimma town turned an Oromian Sports Championship event, which had been taking place in the city, into a protest against the so-called “Addis Ababa Master Plan” and against the recent inflammatory speech of Abay Tsehaye, one of the TPLF strongmen. The students chanted slogans, such as “Finfinne is ours! Adama is ours! Jimma is ours!” and more, a reminiscent of the bloody April/May 2014 widespread protests, in which more or less the same slogans had been chanted throughout Oromia. The Oromo youth were also singing revolutionary songs in the whole stadium. The protests continued beyond control in Jimma Stadium and on the streets of the city on a daily basis until the Sports Championship was to come to a close on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Audio: Feb. 23, 2015 – Jimma, Oromia
Audio: Feb. 25, 2015 – Jimma, Oromia
Speech of Oromian “President” Muktar Kedir Interrupted
On March 1, 2015, the Oromo students protest escalated to a higher level when two high-level delegates of the Ethiopian government, the so-called President of Oromia – Muktar Kedir and President of Amhara Region Demeke Mekonnen appeared in the stadium for the closing ceremony, and also in an attempt to address and pacify the protesting youth. As the whole stadium erupted with shouting voices, slogans and revolutionary songs of the students, Muktar Kedir was unable speak at all, and he and all the “guests,” including the Honorable GuestDemeke Mekonnen, were forced to leave the stadium in humiliation and eventually reported to have left the city the same day.
Audio: March 1, 2015 – Jimma, Oromia
Govt Messenger’s Indoctrination Meeting Foiled in Nekemte
On the evening of March 1, 2015, the same day students of Jimma university protested, a meeting organized in Wollega University by the government delegate and messenger Dr. Getachew Begashaw through the university administration intended to inculcate the students with the evil policies of the government and to pacify the Oromo students from protesting was foiled by the Oromo students, and the meeting was dismissed. It was as soon as the meeting began that Oromo students started shouting, singing revolutionary songs and chanting slogans, such as “the [Addis Ababa] Master Plan will never be realized! OLF is the hope of Oromo people! International community should be made aware of the genocide committed against us!” and more. Dr. Begashaw and other “guests” were forced to stop their lecture, and leave the university while the students continued chanting slogans and singing in the whole university campus throughout that night. Although the students were protesting peacefully, hours later, a large number of police force entered the university campus and started beating the students and arrested many of them, including a 3rd-year electrical engineering student Kuma Gammachu. The whereabouts of the arrested students is still unknown.
At least 10 Oromo Students Abducted in Jimma
On March 2, 2015, the Ethiopian government unleashed its police force in Jimma University, and abducted at least 10 students for no crime other than exercising their rights by peacefully protesting, together with thousands of other Oromo students. Among the abducted Oromo students of Jimma University are:
1. Guddisa Amsalu, Afan Oromo – 2nd-year
2. Dejenee Gonfa, Afan Oromo – 2nd-year
3. Adam Muktar, Law – 2nd-year
4. Sisai Kebede, Law – 2nd-year
5. Sisayi, Geography – 2nd-year
6. Musxafa Edeto, Biomedical Engineering – 4th-year
These and other abducted Oromo students are said to be held in a prison in Jimma city in an area known as Alazar.
Looting of Oromian Top Soil Thwarted in Sibu Sire
On March 7, 2015, Oromo farmers – who were evicted from their land and from whom their farm land was given to investors in East Wollega zone, Sibu Sire district, in a village called Tuqa Wayyu – organized the youth and the local Oromo population, and stopped lorries which were looting top soil (fertile soil) of their land and taking to an unknown place.
Three OPDO Officials Fired
On March 10, 2015, the government fired three OPDO officials in Western Shaggar (Shoa) zone, Abuna district, accusing them of siding with the protesting Oromo people for their right and being sympathetic to Oromo students. These are:
1. Shiferaw Mekonnen, Head of Finance of the district
2. Bacha Lamessa, Head of Human Resource
3. Girma Bacha, Jobs Coordinator
Protest in Wama Hagalo: An Oromo Pastor Arrested
On March 10, 2015, protest of the Oromo population for their right and against the policies of the EPRDF government was flared up in Eastern Wollega zone, Wama Hagalo district, Qasso town. A fierce clash has occurred between the Oromo population – who were protesting, and government police forces during which the police arrested several people, among whom are:
1. Qajeelaa Raggaasaa
2. Boodanaa Baqqalaa
3. Misgaanuu Raggaasaa
4. Danjaa Dhangi’aa
5. Dhugaasaa Abdiisaa
6. Booboo Addunyaa
7. Misgaanuu Addunyaa and many more.
Moreover, an Oromo pastor of the Evangelical Church of the district, Waqgari Ayana, was abducted and disappeared, accused of praying to God for the downfall of the current government. The whereabouts of this pastor is still unknown. It is to be recalled that a respected Oromo pastor Gudina Tumsa was abducted and killed by the Derg regime in 1970’s.
2nd Round of Protest in Wollega University
Oromo students of Wollega University, Nekemte town, protested for the second time on March 11, 2015 in their university campus. It was right after their breakfast that the students gathered in front of the cafeteria and started chanting the slogans which they had prepared. One of the students who was interviewed by Simbirtu Radio and another student interviewed by OVL/SBO (Oromo Voice of Liberation) – both explained the details of the protest. It was before the protest expanded to the entire campus that a large number of police force came and dispersed the students. It is reported that still a tense situation exists in the university campus, and no two students are allowed to stand together.
Audio: March 11, 2015 – Wollega, Oromia
Protest in Busa: Young Oromo Severely Beaten & Abducted
On March 11, 2015, protest of Oromo population erupted in South West zone of Oromia, Dawo district, Busa town, during which the people chanted slogans, such as “Oromia belongs to the Oromo! We will not give Finfinne (Addis Ababa)! We need peace! We are fed-up of Woyane’s lies!” and more. During this time the government dispatched a large number of police force which were seen beating the protesters. Especially the police has severely beaten an Oromo youth Geleta Waqo – dragged him on the floor and have taken to an unknown location.
Gootonni barattooti Oromoo mooraa Yuuniversitii Wallaggaa har’a Bitootessa 11,2015 irraa jalqabanii gaaffii mirgaa mootummaa Wayyaaneetti dhiheeffatan akka deebii argatuuf jecha FDG itti fufanii jiru.Mooaraan Yuuniverstii Wallaggaa dhadatnoo fi sirboota Warraaqsaan gootamtee jirti,Poolisoonni Wayyaaneen keeessa mooraa fi alaan hidhatnoo guutuun naannicha qubatanii barattoota doorsisaa jiru,gariin poolisoonni Oromiyaa ammoo barattoota Oromoo jajjabeessaa akka jiranii fi haalaan dhaabatanii akka ilaalaa jiran qeerroon ni gabaasa.
Bitootessa 10,2015 Mootummaan Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO jechuun of waamaa jiru Sochii warraaqsa dargaggoota barattoota Oromoon irratti qabsiifama jiruun yaaddoo fi dhiphina keessa seenuun Mooraa Yuunibarsitii Jimmaa irratti dabballootaa fi poolisoota isaa bobbaasuun sakkatta’insa gaggeessa jira.
Sochiin warraaqsa FDG goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa qabsiisaniin walqabatee, sochiin kun haalan jabachaa jiraachuu fi itti fufinsa qabachuu irraan mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee waan qabee gadhisuu walaaluudhaan sochii kana duubaan kan jiru ABO dha. hojjeetootni mootummaa, barsiisota, fi poolisotni illee sochii kanatti ijaaramanii jiru jechuun baala lafaa sochootu hundaa ija shakkii guddaan ilaaluu irraa bakka argan hundatti dhaabiitti mirga namaa sarbuun sakkatta’insa seeraan alaa gaggeessa jiru. Keessattuu Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa arfan Mian Cumpas, mooraa Business anda Economics, Mooraa Agriculture fi Mooraa Saayinsii fi Technology irratti sakkatta’insa balbala ittin ol gara mooraatti seenanii fi gadi ba’an irra poolisoota isaa hiriirsisuun sakkatta’insa seeraan alaan muddama seene jira.
Sochiin Warraaqsa FDG gootota dargaggoota Qeerroo Oromoon qabsiifame bakka hundatti haala walfakkaatuun jabaatee itti fufaa jira, keessattuu sochiin warraaqsa gootota barattoota Oromoo dhabbiileewwaan barnoota olaanoo fi manneen barnoota sadarkaa 2ffaa dabalachuun walduukaa socho’aa jiraachuun mootummaa wayyaanee muddama guddaaf saaxilaa jira. Warraaqsi gootota barattoota Oromoo dhaabbilee Barnoota olaanoo Jimmaa, Wallaggaa, Amboo, Adaamaa, Harammayyaa, fi madda Walaabuu keessatti daran jabachaa jiraachuu maddeen keenya bakka hundaa gabaasa jiru. Hogantootni Sochii Warraaqsa FDG sochii bilisummaa uummata keenyaa gonfachiisuuf gaggeessa jirru mudamuun sakatta’insaa fi raafamni wayyaaneen argisiisuu kamuu dhaabuu hin danda’uu FDG jabaatee bakka hundatti itti fufa jechuun dhaamsa dabarsuun uummatni Oromoo bakka jirtan hundaa ka’uun sochii kanatti hirmaachuun mootummaa abbaa irree dhabamsiisuuf yeroon warraaqsi bakka hunda qabsiifamu amma waan ta’eef bakka jirruu hundatti dirqama Oromummaa bahuu qabdu jechuun itti fufuun wamicha gochaa jiraachuu beeksise.
Bitootessa 10,2015 gabaasa Qeerroo waraqaan waamichi abbaa biyyummaa fi gochaa gar-jabeenyaa mootummaan Wayyaanee ummata Oromoo irratti gaggeessaa jiru dura dhaabbachuuf waraqaan dhaaddannoo mata duree IYYAA IYYA DABARSAA.WARAABESSI ILMAAN OROMOO NYAACHUU BARE ABBAAY TSAHAAYYEE GUYYAAN YUUSE jedhu manneen barumsaa,waajjiraalee fi gaandoota baadiyyaa tokko tokko keessatti haala hoowaa ta’een ummata keessa raabsame bakkoota muldhatoo ta’an itti ammo maxxanfamee jira, keessattuu tuffii fi ilmaan Oromoo ajjesiisuf hiisisuu keessatti gahee guddaa kan qabu hoogganaa Wayyaanee Abbaayi Tsahaayyee fi ergamtootni isaa OPDO irratti ummatni keenya bakka jiruu akka dura dhaabbatu waamicha dabarsa
Qabiyyeen barruulee kanaas akka armaa gadii ta’a
- Abbay Tsahaayyee yakka duguuginsa sanyii ummata Oromoo irratti raawwachaa jiruuf itti gaafatamuu qaba.
- Mirgi bilisummaa ummata Oromoo fi saboota cinqurfamoo kabajamuu qaba.
- Abbummaan lafaa ummata keenyaaf mirkanaa’uu qaba.
- Hiree uumata Oromoo Wayyaaneen hin murteessu ofiif mirteeffanna
- OPDOn of hooggani hin dandeenye ummata Oromoo bakka hin buutu
- Biyyaa fi Qabeenya uumata Oromoo irratti Wayyaaneen abbaa ta’uu hin dandayu.
- Hidhamtoonni siyaasaa ilmàan Oromoo haal duree tokko males mama hidhaa irraa bahuu qabu.
- Ajjeechaa gar jabeenyaa ilmaan Oromoo irratti raawwatameef, ABBAAYI TSAHAAYYEE, MUKTAAR KADIR, DAMMAQAA MOKONNONI fi fakkaattonni isannii itti gaafatamuu qabu
- Master pilaanin finfinnee haal duree tokko malee dhaabbachuu qaba.
- Uummata oromoo hiyyoomsuf lafa isaa irraa buqqisuu fi gibira humnaan olii sassaabun haa dhaabbatu.
- Osoo dhiigni ilmaan Oromoo dhangala’e hin qoorin Abbaay Tsahaayyee ummata oromoo likkiitti galchina jedhee nutti dhaadati dura has dhaabbannu
- ,Oromoof kan hojjetu fakkaatee ergama wayyaanee galmaan gahuuf ilmaan Oromoo ficcisiisaa kan jiru OPDO haa balaaleffannu.
- Ummatni Oromoo mirgaa lafa isaa humnaan dhabe filannoo sobaatin otoo hin taane qabsoon deeffata .kan jedhuudha waraqaaleen kun haaluma walk fakkaatun godina shawaa bahaa aanaa fantaallee iddoowwan, magaala mataa haraa,magaalaa Haroo qarsaa, Mag/Harpo adii, Martii, Haroo huubaa ,Qararri, Ilaala,Dhagaa hujufaa,Xuxxuuxii,Nuqusa,Harangamaa,Maarigaa,Dirree Sadeem,Baddannoo,Turoo,Gidaara,Gaara diimaa,Buses,Godoo,Weebaa,Kapii 1,2,3,Faatee,Leedi,Saara,Galchaa,Bantii,Ajoo tarree,Ajoo,Jaarraa nuunnuu,Qobboo,Yaayya,Baalcii,Dhimbibaa,Harramurii ,Gololcha ,Qacaacaluu baadiyaalee jedhamuu fi kkf keessatti haala hoo’aa ta’een waraqaan warraaqsaa kun bifa lamaan facaafamuu fi maxxanfee jira .sochiin Qeerroon naannichaa godhe kun ergamtoota wayyaanee daran yaaddoo keessa galche .dhuma irratti ilmaan oromoo iddoo garagaraa irra jirtan gochaa diinni ummata Oromoo irratti gochaa jiru dura haa dhaabbannu .gabaasa Qeerroo naannichaa gabaasa.
Bitootessaa 11,2015, Godina Jimmatti Sochiin Warraaqsa FDG gootota dargaggoota Qeerroo barattoota Oromootiin qabsiifamuu eegale jabaachuun gara uummata Oromoo baadiyyaa godina Jimmatti babal’acha jiraachuun walqabatee mootummaan Wayyaanee sabboontota ilmaan Oromoo nagaa qabee mana hidhatti darbaa jira.
Motummaan Wayyaanee waan qabee gadhiisuu dhabuun sabboontota ilmaan Oromoo badii tokko malee humna waraanaa poolisii federaalaa irratti bobbaasuun hidhatti ukkamsuu itti fufe jira. torbee kana keessa sabboontotni Oromoo Godni Jimmaa Aanaa garaagaraa keessa maqaa Oromummaan Oromoota hidhatti darbamaa jiru.
Haaluma kanaan magaalaa Jimmaa fi Aanotaa Godina Jimmaa garaagaraa irra kanneen hidhaman:
- Nazifaa Abbaa Tamaam jiraataa magaalaa Jimmaa ganda Bachoo Booree jedhamu keessatti uffataa hodhuudhaan kan maatii isa jiraachisu,
- Barsiisaa Gammachuu jedhamu aanaa Shabee Somboo M/B Marsaa jedhamu irraa utuu barsiisuu humna Poolisii Federaalaan ukkanfame.
Kana malee Anaa Deedoo irraa ilmaan Oromoo torba kanneen ammaf maqaan isiinii nu hin qaqqabiin humna poolisii federaalaan qabamanii mana hidhatti darbamuu maddeen keenya gaabasan.
Haaluma kanaan Yeroo amma kana Mootummaan Wayyaaneen humni Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo ABO’n Godina Jimmaa keessa buufate jira maqaa jedhuu fi maqaa sakkatta’aa dhabamsiisuu jedhuun humna poolisii naannoo Oromiyaa irraa shakkii guddaa qabatuun ajaja mootummaa federaalaatiin poolisoota Federaalaa fi waraanaa aanota Godinichaa keessa bobbaasuun ilmaan Oromoo maqaa qorannoo fi sakkatta’insaan dararuu fi ukkamsuun hidhatti darbaa jiraachuun saaxilamera. Adeemsi gochaa diinummaa mootummaan Wayyaanee fudhachaa jiru kun uummata bakka jiruu dammaqsuun akka uummatni fincilee sochii FDGtti makamuun mirga isaa kabachiifatuuf dirqamsiisa jiraachuu irraa uummatni utuu hidhatti hin ukkanfamiin harka walqabatnee mootummaa abba irree irratti finciluun yeroon gamtaan kaanee falmannuu amma jechuun dhaamsa waliif dabarsaa jiraachuun ibsame jira.
Bitootessaa 7,2015 Godina Jimmatti FDG goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa, Koolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa fi dargaggoota Oromoo magaalaa Jimmaan qabsiifame gara uummatatti tarkaanfachuun aanota Godina Jimmaa addaa addaa keessatti sochiin warraaqsaa itti fufe.
Oromo: Students Write Appeal Letter to University Administration
Barattoota Sabboontota Oromoo Wareegamaniif Yaadannoo Taasisuuf Manneen Barnootaa Godina Lixa Shaggar Heddumminaan Har’a Cufaatti Oole.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Qeerroo Magaala Amboo
Bitootessa 3/2015 Lixa Shaggar irratti barattootni guyyaa har’aa jechuun Bitootessa 3/2015 barattoota waggaa darbee wareegamaniif yaadannoo taasisuuf manni barumsaa akka cufamuu fi barataan kamiyyuu mana barumsaa akka hin deemne kaleessa irraa kaasuun ergaa waliif dabarsuudhaan waamicha taasisanii jiru, haaluma kanaan guyyaa har’aa barattootni mana barumsaa Calliyaa,Geedoo,Miidaqany, Amboo,Gudar, Tokkee Kuttaayee fi kkf guutummaan guututti manni barumsaa cufaatti oolee jira,
Kana malees waraqaalee warraaqsaa hedduunis halkan edaa kan bittimfame waraqaalee balaliituun magaalaa Amboo fi naannoo Yuuniversitiitti bittimfamee kan bule tika mootummaa Wayyaaneen naasuu guddaa keessa seenuudhan, ganamaan ka’anii
funaanuun dhagayamaa jira. kanumaan wal qabsiisuun barattootni naannoo jiranitti walitti dhufuudhaanis yaadannoo barattoota waggaa darbe wareegamaniif taasisaniin hucuu gaddaa uffachuudhaan, gumaan obboloota ilmaan Oromoo wareegaman keessattuu dhimma naannowaa Finfinneef mootummaa Wayyaaneen galaafatamaniif wareegamni isaanii bilisummaan deebi’uu qaba jechuudhaan dhaadannoo fi ergaa waliif dabarsaa akka jiran Qeerroon gabaasa.
Oromia: Appeal Letter of Oromo Students of Jimma University March 2, 2015
Bitootessa 1,2015 Gabaasa Qeerroo Naqamte, Sochii barattoota Oromoo qabaneessuuf kan saganteeffate mootummaan Wayyaanee kaabinoota gurguddaa jedheen kan yaadu Dr,Geetachoo Bashargoon kan durfamu gartuu sochii barattootaa qabaneessu gara mooraa Yuuniversitii Wallaggaa Naqamteetti erguun baratoota walitti qaban,hanga ammaatti ammaatti hojjettooti mooraa kanneen hidhata ABO qaban baajeta moorichaa miliyoonaan kan lakkaawamu mootummaa kasaarsanii jiru jechoon badii gara hojjettootaa badii mallamaltummaa riguu fedhan.
Kanatti aansees garuu mooraan kun fakkeenyumma gaarii qaba jechuun Ministeerri barnoota Federaalaa gaafa Bitootessa 1,2015 ykn eda halkaniitti sagantaa TRENDS AND CHALLENGS IN ADOPTION OF SCIENCE jedhu barattoota Yuuniversitii Wallaggaa barsisuuf gadi itti taa’e.Haa ta’u malee wayita sagantaa kana irratti argamanitti goototni barattoota Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa kaabinoota waltajjii ta’anitti iyyuudhaan biyya keenya gurgurtanii nu keessa hin teessan jedhuun waltajjicha irratti dhadatnoo fi faaruulee warraaqsaa itti iyyanii bakka sana irraa qaaniin arihan.
Waltajjiin kun erga diigamee Qeerroofi qarreen mooraa kana keessaa balbala gudda hanga mooraa komtootti dhaadhannoo dhageessisaa turan
- Maaster pilaaniin finfinnee goonkumaa hojiirra hin oolu
- Duguuggaa sanyii nurratti raawwatuuf addunyaa kanatti sagaleen keenya nuuf haadhaga’amu
- ABOn gaachana qabsoo Oromooti
- WBO-n abdii uumata Oromooti
- Qeerroon Bilisummaa qabsoo itti fufna,diinota qeerroo golee Oromiyaa kamuu keessatti dura dhaabbanna.
- Nuti tokko tokkummaa keenyaan walaba nibaana jechaa erga turanii booda
Jedhuu fi sirboota barannoo rorroodha aabbee mallattoon kannisa ittiin nuhiddiifi yaaoromoo qotan qotu malee lafa hin qabatanii du’an du’u malee diina hyin sagadanii jechaa erga turanii haala kanaan Poolisoonni heddumminaan mooricha seenuun barattoota Oromoo hedduu raabuu fi hidhuun barataa elektirikaalaa waggaa 3ffaa kan ta’e Kumaa Gammachuun dabalatee barattooti hedduun mana hidhaatti geeffaman.
Bitootessa 1/2015 Goototni Dargaggootni Qeerroon Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa, Kolleejjii Barsiisota Jimmaa, Manneen Barnoota Sadarkaa 2ffaa Jimmaa fi dargaggootni Oromoo Magaalaa Jimma FDG jabeessanii itti fufuun ergamoota Wayyaanee Muktar Kadiri fi Dammaqee Mokonnoon angawoota Wayyaanee olaanoo dura dhaabachuun dhaadannoo dheekkamsaan guutame dhageesisuun, Angoowwaan Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF Abbay Tsahayee yakkamaan akka Seeratti dhiyaatu gaafachuun FDG dhoosan.
Mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee sochii Warraaqsaa gootonni dargaggootni qeerroon barattoonni Oromoo magaalaa Jimmaa keessatti guyyaa shanii oliif wallee warraaqsaan qabsiisaniin soda fi yaaddoo guddaa keessa seenuun aangawoota sirna EPRDF/TPLF Dammaqee Mokonnooni fi Muktaar Kadiri jedhaman waraana waliin ilmaan Oromoo sodachisuu fi ficcisiisuuf bobbasee ture, gootonni ilmaan Oromoo Warraqsa egalan daran jabeessuun FDG dhoosuun dura dhaabbatan. Ergamaan Wayyaanee
sochii warraaqsa dargaggoota barattoota Oromoo Moktaar Kadir dhabachuu dadhabuun baqatee kan sokke yoo ta’uu, ergamtichi Wayyaanee Dammaqee Mokonnoon jedhamu immoo bataluma FDG dhoofametti xiyyaraan baqatee magaalaa Jimmaa keessa ba’uun dhagaa’ame. Goototni dargaggootni Qeerroo barattootni ilmaan Oromoo dhugaan qabsoo finiinsan sochii Warraaqsaa FDG guyyoota shanii oliif Wallee Warraaqsaan eegalan jabeessuun guyyaa har’aa stadium guddaa Magaalaa
Jimmaa keessatti argamu keessatti bakka Waldorgommiin Ispoortii Oromiyaa inni dhumaa /xummuraa gaggeeffamaa jirutti walitti dhufuun FDG dhoosan, Dirreen Ispoortii gara dirree FDG fi falmii mirga abbaa Biyyummatti jijjirame.
Goototni daraggootni barattootni Oromoo lafa waraannii wayyaanee
kumootan lakka’amu jiruu fi humnootni tikaa angawoota wayyaanee waliin
hiriiranii jiranitti dhaadannoo armaan gadii dhageesisan:
1. Abbay Tsahayee seeratti dhiyaachuun yakka duguginsa sanyii uummata
keenyarratti rawwacha jiruuf itti gaafatamuu qaba.
2. Abbay Tsahayee aangoo gadhiisuu qaba!!
3. Abbummaan lafaa uummata keenyaaf haa mirkanaa’u!!
4. Mirgi bilisummaa uummata Oromoo fi saboota cunqurfamoof kabajamuu qaba!!
5. Mirgi abbaa biyyummaa keenyaa nuuf haa mirkanaa’u!!
6. Ofiin buluu qabna halagaan nu hin bulchu.
7. Mirgii dimookiraasii fi namummaa kabajamuu qaba.
8. Nuti dimookiraasii barbaanna!!
9. Mirgi abbaa biyyuummaa, eenyummaa fi Oromummaa keenyaa nuuf kabajamuu qaba!!
10. Biyya dimookiraasiin hin jirree keessatti filannoo dimookitawaa
gaggeessuun hin danda’amu !!
11. Filannoon sobaa fi fakkeessa dhaabbachuu qaba!!
12. Muktaar kadir Oromoo bulchuu hin qabu!, uummata keenya arrabsiisaa
fi tuffachiisa jira.
13. Master planiin Finfinfee dhaabbachuu qaba!!
14. Gaffii mirgaa waan gaafatneef mootumman hidhaa julmaa,ajjeechaa,
fi hidhaa nurratti rawwate seeratti dhiyaachuu qaba
15. Yakka Oromiyaa keessatti U/Oromoo irratti gaggeefamaa jiruuf
Abbay Tsahayyee, Muktar Kadir, Dammaqee Mokonnoon, itti gaafatamuu
16. Hidhamtootni siyaasaa ilmaan Oromoo hundi halduree tokko malee
17. Nuti bilisummaa barbadna!! Oromiyaan bilisoomuu qabdi, jechuun dhaadannoowwaan dheekkamsaan guutamee afaan ingiliffaa fi afaan
Oromoon wal harkaa fudhuun dhageesisaan. Wallee Warraaqsaan qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo ABO ‘n durfamuu fi hogganoota qabasoo bilisummaa Oromoo faarsan. Sochii warraqsa FDG kanaan wal qabatee goototni barattootni dargaggootni barattootni Oromoo 10 olitti tilmaamaman humna waraana wayyaanee Muktar Kadirii fi dammaqee Mokonnoon eeguuf bobbafameen ukkanfaman, maqaa adda baasuun gabaasna. Poolisootni Oromiyaa fi dhalootaan Oromoo ta’an tarkaanfii diinummaa fudhachuu irraa of qusachuun uummataan jalatamaa fi kabajamaa jiraachuun hubatame. hoggantootni Sochii warraqsaas poolisoota ilmaan Oromoo tarkaanfii gara jabeenyaa fi diinummaa irraa of qusachuu poolisota Oromiyaatti hedduu isaan galateeffate, biyyi kun yoo bilisoomte isin illee walumaan bilisoomtu, uummata keessaniif dhaabbadha dhaamsa jedhus dabarseefi jira.
Goototni hayyoonni hagganoonni Sochii Warraqsaa FDG fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo karaa nagaa warraqsa FDG biyya keessatti qabsiisuun qabsoo finiinsa jiran ammas irra deebi’uun uummata Oromoo hundaaf waamicha FDG gadi jabeessuun dabarsuu itti fufuun ” Yaa ilmaan Oromoo waanjoo gabrummaa baatnee taa’uu hin qabnu bakka jirruu hundaa quba walqabaachuun tokkummaan kaanee biyyaa keenyaaf, mirga uummata keenyaaf, Oromummaa keenyaaf, bilisummaa keenyaaf, lafa Oromoo saamamaa jiruuf, ilma Oromoo ajjeefamaa, hidhamaa jiruuf, barnootarraa arii’amaa jiruuf, eenyummaa keenyaaf yeroon gamtaan kaanee falmannu amma.
Diddaan Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Jimmaa fi Kolleejjii Barsiitota Jimmaa Ummataa fi Poolisoota Oromoo Dabalatee Sadarkaa Jabaan Itti Fufe, Waraannii fi Humni Tika Wayyaanees Muddama Seene.
Guraandhala 26,2015 Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa, Kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa fi Magaalaa Jimmaa keessatti argaman diddaa siran cunqursaa Wayyaanee Jabeessuun guyyaa har’aa i hogganaa abbaa irree Wayyaanee TPLF/EPRDF kan ta’ee Abbooy Tsaayyee balaaleffachuun Magaalaa Jimmaa keessa nanna’uun Wallee Warraaqsaa FDG finiinsuun mootummaa abbaa irree Wayyaanee balaaleffatan.
Akkuma bara darbe baatii Ebla 11,2014 irra eegaluun gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyuummaa fi dimookiraasii karaa nagaa qabsiisuun FDG dhoosuun Seenaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo keessatti boqonnaa haarawaa banan torbee kana keessaa waldorgommii Ispoortii akka Oromiyaatti Jimmaatti gaggeeffama jiru sababeeffachuun Wallee Warraaqsaan uummata Oromoo hundaaf dammaqinsa qabsoo gochuu eegalaan; guyyaa har’aas itti jabeessuun ifatti ba’uun mootummaa Abbaa irree EPRDF /TPLF Abbaay Tsayyeen durfamuu Wallee Warraaqsaa dhaadanoon wal makatee fi barnoota guddaa uummataaf dabarsuu fi FDG’f nama onnachiisuu dhoosuun ifatti abbootii Irreef uummatni jilbeeffatee akka hin bitamnee magaalaa Jimmaa keessa naanna’uun labsii godhani jiru.
Diddaa guyyaa har’aa goototni ilmaan Oromoo qabsoo bilisummaa uummata Oromoo ittin faarsaa olaanifi hogganaa wayyaanee Abbay Tsaayyee ittin balaaleffachaa oolaan , hedduu kan uummata hawwatee fi uummaatni fi dargaggootni Magaalaa jimmaa manaa ba’uun wallee warraaqsaa kanatti makamuun mootummaa abbaa irree Wayyaanee balaaleffachuu fi kan itti hin bullee ta’uu ibsachuun, Addatti immoo hogganaa Wayyaanee TPLF/EPRDF kanneen akka Abbaay Tsayyee sagalee guddaan balaaleffachuun: wallee warraaqsaa Ka’aa lollaa, Wayyaanee lollaa, Abbaa Irree Abbaay Tsayyee hogganaa wayyaanee lollaa , Ka’ii Oromoo falmadhuu, Wallaggarra falmadhuu, Amboo irraa falmadhuu, Jimmaa Irraa falmadhuu, Iluu irraa falmadhuu, Harargee irraa falmadhuu, Arsii gubbaa falmadhuu, Gujii Booraanaa falmadhuu, Arsii Baalee falmadhuu, Ka’aa lollaa abbaay Tsayyee lollaa, jechuun sagalee guddaan wallee warraaqsaa qabsiisuun Waamichaa FDG uummata Oromoo hundaaf dabarsan. ”kA’AA LOLLAA Hogganaan abbaa irree EPRDF/TPLF Abboyi Tsayyee uummata Oromoo jumlaan ajjeesisaa, hiisisaa, biyyaa irraa arii’achaa turee dhiyeenya immoo jechoota eenyummaa sabummaa fi mirgoota sabummaa uummatichaa tuquun dhimmaa ”MASTER PLAN FINFINNEE” wal qabsiisuun uummaata Oromoo abaaraa/arrabsaa .fi doorsiisa ture ni lollaa, ni balaaleffatna, aqngoo irraa bu’uu qaba jechuun wallee warraaqsaa jabaataa fi aarii jechoota dhiyeenya Abaay Tsayyee hogganaan abbaa irree wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF dubbatee addatti kan balaaleffate yoo ta’uu, akka walii galaatti qabsoo FDG finiinsuuf qindoominaa fi ga’uumsa Sochii dargaggoota Oromoo FDG gaggeessa jiranii uummataaf ibsuun, FDG waliigalaatti akka uummatni Oromoo makamuu fi harka walqabatee ka’uuf karaa kan saaqaa jiru ta’uun hubatame jira. Uummatni Oromoo Magaalaa Jimmaa , Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa,fi kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa sochii gootota Qeerroo barattoota Oromoo kanatti boonuun, isin malee maal qabna, isin cina jirraa, ija Abbay Tsayyee dhiiga ilmaan Oromoo dhugaa turee fi dhuguuf labsii dugguugginsa sanyii Genocide labsa jiru irraa isin haa qabu, isin waliin jirraa jabaadha jechuun jalalaa fi fedhii guddaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoof qaban ibsatan, FDG keessattis harka walqabatnee ni kaana jechuun uummata Oromoo hundaaf dhaamsa isanii dabarsan.
Humnootni Poolisii Wayyaanee dhalootaan Oromoo hin ta’iin fi humni tikaa fi dabballootni Wayyaanee sochii kana dura dhaabbachuuf ramadamaan human isaani ol waan ta’eef waan qabanii gadhiisan dhabuun dhiphina guddaa keessa seenani argamu. Magaalaan Jimmaas muddama guddaa keessa seentee kan jirtu ta’uun beekamadha.
Guraandhala 23,2015 Waldorgommii Ispoortii Akka Oromiyaatti Magaalaa Jimmaa irratti gaggeeffamaa jiruun wal qabatee Guyyaa hardhaa Magaalaan Jimmaa Wallee Warraaqsaa FDGf uummata qopheessuun dhuunfatamte. Poolisootni Oromiyaas sochii Qeerrootti makamuun Wallee Warraqa wallisaa turan.
Goototni Dargaggootni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa, Koolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa fi dargaggootni Oromoo jirattootni magaalaa Jimmaa bakka waldorgommiin Ispoortii Shaampiyoonaa Oromiyaa gaggeeffama jirutti walitti qabuun Walleelee Warraaqsaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo leellisuu fi FDGf uummata qopheessuu qabsiisuun magaalaa Jimmaa keessa naannaa’uun eenyummaa, Oromummaa fi gootummaa isanii ibsachuun uummata haalaan dammaqsan. Guyyaa hardhaa Istadeumii Magaalaa Jimmaa keessatti yeroo taphattootni Kubbaa miilaa Magaalaa Amboo fi Jimmaa taphatan walleen warraaqsaa haalaan jabaate, magaalaan Jimmaas raafama guddaa keessa seente, humnootni basaasaa to’achuu hin dandeenye. Walleewwaan Warraaqsaa dhageesisaan keessaattis Jimma kan keenya, Amboo kan keenyaa, Finfinneen kan keenya, Wallaggaan kan keenya, Iluun kan keenyaa, Harargeen kan keenyaa, Adaamaan kan keenya, Bishooftuu, Burraayyuun, Holotaan, Sulultaan, Xaafoon, fi Sabbataan kan keenya Oromiyaa Badhoon biyya keenyaa jechuun haala uummata hawwatuun wallee warraqsaa magaalaa Jimmaa keessa nanna’uun finiinsan. Poolisota Oromiyaa magaalaa Jimmaa keessa jiraniif goototni qeerroon barattootni Oromoo waamicha “Poolisiin kan keenyaa” jedhu waan dabarsaniifPoolisootni hedduun wallee warraaqsaatti makamuun gootota sabboontota Oromoo waliin wallee warraqsaa finiinsan.
Walleewwan warraqsaa Goototni Oromoo finiinsan kunis mataduree: akka halagaan Oromiyatti hin seenne, “Yaa gadhee maaf fokkortaa dhiira namarra baasa kobbortaa,” “Siifan lolaa uummataa narra hin gortuu” kanneen jedhaman ifatti magaalaa Jimmaa keessa naanna’uun uummata sochoosan. Diinaafis firaafis haagaluu jechuun goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa, kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa fi dargaggootni Oromoo jiraattootni magaalaa Jimmaa sodaa tokko malee ifatti wallee qabsoo warraaqsa FDG qabsiisuun hidhaa, du’aa, fi daraara fedhee illee fudhachuuf qophii ta’uu ibsatan. Uummaatni jiraattootni Magaalaa Jimmaa daandiitti gadii yaa’uun gootummaa dargaggoota Qeerroo barattoota Oromoo kana kan ajaa’ibsiifatan yoo ta’uu Poolisootni Oromiyaa Wallee warraaqsaa kanatti makamuun qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo faarsan. Waraabbii fi Suuraan Sagalee waraabamee attach isiniif goone jirruu irraa guutummaa wallee warraaqsaa caqasaa. http://qeerroo.org/2015/02/24/gootonni-dargaggoonni-oromoo-jimmaa-warraaqasa-bilisummaa-finiinsuun-diddaa-kaasanpoolisoonni-oromiyaas-fdg-tumsan/
Ethiopia Official Threatens to Continue Mass Murder in Oromia to Grab Land; Use the Hashtag “#StopAbayTsehaye” to Protest Abay Tsehaye and the Addis Ababa Master Plan
February 21, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune & Gadaa.com
(OromoPress) – Abay Teshaye, a member of the Executive Committee of Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and adviser to the current nominal Prime Minster of Ethiopia, made a genocide threat against the Oromo people who oppose the implementation of a land grabbing policy. Abay Tsehaye made the threat with a vitriolic tone of hatred and arrogance toward the Oromo:
“The master plan will be implemented now. If anyone from the Oromia regional administration or anti-peace forces oppose this, we’ll cut them to size,” OMN reported citing a leaked Amharic audio of Abay Tsehaye from a meeting that took place in Hawasa town in the south. Made against the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) and the wider Oromo people; the threat comes on a the heels of massacre across Oromia region from May to July 2014. Oromo media have repeatedly reported that Abay Tsehaye was one of TPLF/EPRDF masterminds of the episode of genocide that claimed the lives of over 200 Oromo students and led to the incarceration of 3,765 students and farmers across Oromia in mid-2014. The students were protesting the implementation of a land grab policy in Oromia towns and rural districts in and around Fifninnee/Addis Ababa, which led to an unexplained disappearance of over 200,000 Oromo farmers.
Abay Tsehaye made the statement at an official meeting on behalf of his party and the Tigrean-led Ethiopian government. His speech was not an empty threat since he and other TPLF officials have followed through with threats and engaged in acts of genocide in Oromia State against innocent civilians, especially the Oromo youth, over the last 24 years (since Tigreans grabbed state power). Oromo activists created a Twitter hashtag #StopAbayTsehaye to protest the angry and arrogant genocide threat by Abay Tsehaye and to spread awareness about the issue to the global audience.
We Are Ready to Pay Any Sacrifice to Stop Abay Tsehaye and His Cohorts
Qeerroo Bilisummaa Calls for Revolt In Response to Abay Tsehaye’s Insult of the Oromo People
One of the leaders of the TPLF/EPRDF regime and an architect of the so called “Addis Ababa Master Plan”, Abay Tsehaye, has openly insulted the Oromo people and particularly the OPDO by saying that the “Master Plan” will be put into practice by all means. Filled with contempt and arrogance, Abay Tsehaye said those who oppose the Master Plan “will be put down” or “face the consequences”. He proved the long time belief that the so called OPDO is nothing but a puppet of the TPLF which can be intimidated by a single TPLF individual. The dictatorial Woyane Ethiopian regime’s leader Abay Tsehaye, who is working as an “advisor” of the Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, is one of the TPLF heavy-handed personnel who interfere in all internal affairs of the nominal so called “Oromia regional government”. He is said to be constantly harassing and intimidating high ranking OPDO officials and the leaders of the so called Oromia Regional Administration by calling them into his office. It should be clear that his current insult of Oromo nationalists and members of the Oromia regional administration is an insult to the entire Oromo nation. The so called “Master Plan”, which Abay Tsehay and his TPLF hooligans are trying to shove down into the Oromo people’s throat, is a plan intended to evict Oromo farmers from their ancestral land and destroy the Oromo identity. It intended to take away Oromo land without the will of the owners of the land and destroy Oromo language by incorporating Oromian towns and villages into one big Addis Ababa, the capital city which should belong to Oromo in the first place. In doing so, Abay Tsehaye and the Tigrayan elites have a plan to divide Oromia into two: East and West.
In April and May, 2014, Qeerroo Bilisummaa has organized Oromian youth for nationwide protest against this so called “Master Plan”, in which the regime brutally killed hundreds of school children and arrested and ruthlessly tortured tens of thousands others. Our people have already paid the ultimate sacrifice with their blood and the lives of their children. The current chauvinistic outburst of Abay Tsehaye only reaffirms to us that our struggle should continue and that we should pay all necessary sacrifice. We will NEVER let this minority regime dictate its will upon us. We shall ignite the torch of Revolt Against Subjugation (Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa) again and defend our father’s land and dignity. A minority regime will not “put us down”. More:- Stop Abay Tsehaye and His Cohorts
Areal Satellite Images of the Addis Ababa expansion (1992-2013) at the Expense of Oromo Farmers
By “Reinvent Ethiopia”
Addis Ababa has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years by swallowing villages and farming communities, all of whom are Oromos, along its path. This has resulted in the eviction of at least an estimated 100,000 Oromo farmers to make way for “industry” and other high priority “development” endeavours, and for the construction of luxury apartments and mansions for TPLF officials and their accomplices. These farmers, because they have never had any experience with urban ways of life and doing business, soon become homeless, jobless begging on the street when they run out of the unfair compensations they were given by the government. This is very sad, and a crime of genocidal proportion.
Many OPDO officials, contrary to their TPLF masters, know these horrifying stories of farmers left on the street of Addis begging, and others working as daily labourers. And it seems they have said enough when they resisted the top-down approach of imposing the so-called Addis Ababa surrounding Oromia integrated Master Plan, which is kind of a way to legitimize the annexation of towns around the city. Many were killed when they peacefully took to the streets to protest the Master Plan in April/May 2014. No enquiry has ever been conducted regarding the massacres in Ambo and other locations.
And TPLF continues to bully OPDO officials to submit themselves in continuing to committing genocide on the Oromo farmers. Some bow for their masters. Others not so much.
Many believe the Master Plan is not according to the interest of the Oromo people, and it has to be prepared by the Oromia regional state after Addis Ababa is handed over to the Oromia regional state as a special administration territory, also stipulated in article 49(5). Well, TPLF is not even willing to amend the plan, let alone giving the city to Oromia regional state. This is shown in the ignorance of officials, such as Abay Tsehaye, who declares war on people as unison on public meeting. Abay Tsehaye, probably the second in command of TPLF, has vowed to crush any resistance to the Master Plan. But the Oromo youth or Qeerroo and other political parties, both peaceful and through armed movement, have echoed their concern and promised to address the issue seriously.
The following video is a compiled satellite night time images making time lapse of Addis Ababa since 1992. It clearly shows the city has rapidly grown particularly huge jump between 2003 and 2006.
Ask yourself, is this growth or genocide? What is the meaning of development if it just displaces resources, makes one rich for every 1000 poor? Ask yourself, why farmers who have always lived with their land in pride, sustain themselves for generation, are removed from their livelihoods into new ways of life that are quite radical and hard to comprehend? http://finfinnetribune.com/Gadaa/2015/02/reinvent-ethiopia-areal-satellite-images-of-the-addis-ababa-expansion-1992-2013-at-the-expense-of-oromo-farmers/
“Master Plan” Finfinnee irratti Ibsa ABO:- Balaa Ummata Oromootti aggaamame hanqisuun dirqama Oromummaa ti!
Guraandhala/February 18, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com |
Gabrummaa waggoota dhibbaa oliif Oromiyaa irratti diriirfame ummata Oromoo Kumootaan qe’ee fi lafa isaa irraa buqqaasuun lafa dhablee taasiseera. Magaalaa Empaayera Itophiyaa handhuura Oromiyaatti gadi dhaabuuf tarkaanfii sanyii duguuggii/genocide/ wal gituun fudhatamaa tureen gosootni Oromoo Abbichuu fi Galaan naannoo irraa dhabamsiisamaniiru. Tarkaanfiin diinummaa maqaa “Maaqnaat” jedhuun adeemsifamaa ture bara Wayyaanees maqaa “misoomaa fi guddinaan” itti fufamuu irraa yeroo ammaatti Oromoon qe’ee fi jireenya isaa irraa buqqaafamaa jiru kan durii irra caalaa dhufe malee hin xiqqaanne. Mootummaan Wayyaanee karooraa fi imaammata Abbootii isaa irraa dhaale itti fufsiisuun waggoota 23 dabraniif lafoota akka Boolee Bulbulaa, Laga Xaafoo, Aqaaqii, Sabbataa, Sulultaa, Buraayyuu fi kkf irraa qotee bulaa Oromoo ari’uun gurgurataa fi hirataa har’a gahuunis dhokataa miti.
Karoora bittootaa ummata Oromoo hin fayyadne, qe’ee fi lafa isaa irraa buqqaasee hiyyummaa fi deegaaf saaxilu kana mormuun lammiileen Oromoo hedduu wareega lubbuu itti baasaniiru. Kan man hidhaatti guuramanii fi dhaanaman kumoota hedduun lakkaa’amu. Lammiiwwan Oromoo kabajamuu mirga ummata Oromoof jecha diinaan ajjeefamanii fi hiraarfaman, akeekni irratti wareegama lammummaa baasan bilaashatti akka hin hafnee fi karoorri diinaa Oromoo irratti xiyyeeffate kunis akka hin milkoofne gochuun ammas dirqma lammii Oromoo hundaa tahu gadi jabeeffamee hubatamuu qaba. Karoorrii fi imaammatni bittoota Itoophiyaa maappii Oroomiyaa jijjiiruun gaaffii walabummaa fi bilisummaa ummata Oromoo hanqisuu akka tahe eenuyyuu jalaa dhokataa miti. Kanaafis jalqabaa hanga ammaatti ummatni Oromoo shira diinotaa kana gootummaan dura dhaabbatuun haqa isaaf wareegama baasaa akka ture seenaan QBO ni hubachiisa. Shiraa fi hammeenya bittoota Itophiyaan Oromoo irratti dalagamaa dhaloota har’a dhaqqabe kanas ABOn irratti qabsaawaa fi qabseessisaa akka turee fi jirus hubatamaa dha.
Karoora Master plan Finfinnee jedhuun shira yaadame kana ilaalchisee HD ABO J/Daawud Ibsaa waggaa haaraa bara 2015 ilaalchisuun dhaamsa dabarsaniin ,”Master plan Finfinnee kan jedhamu haala kanaan dura mootummootni Itophiyaa dabran gochaa turan irraan addatti bifa baraneen ummata Oromoo lafa isaa irraa buqqaasuun eenyummaa isaa dhabamsiisuu irratti kan xiyyaafate dha”jechuun shira duubaan jiru saaxilaniiru.
Karoora diinummaa lafaa fi magaalota Oromiyaa bulchiinsa Oromiyaa jalaa baasuudhaan bulchiinsa Federaalaa jala galchanii akka fedhanitti gurguratuu fi hiratuuf baafame kana ilaalchisee qondaalli ol aanaa mootummaa Wayyaanee Abbaay Tsahaayyee haasaa dhiheenya godheen, “Karoorri Finfinneef baafame hojii irra ni oolfama! Kan kana dura dhaabbatu hundas ni sirreessina! eenyummaa keenya itti agarsiifna!” jechuun bulchitootaa fi qondaalota OPDO-tti dhaadateera. Abbootiin irree osuma dhaadatanii kan dhabaman tahuun beekamaa tahus dhaaduun qondaala Wayyaanee kanaa , Wayyaanotni hangam ummata akka tuffatani fi hagam ammo akka salphatanii gadi bu’an agarsiisa.
Dhabamaa fi deega ummata Oromoon jireenya qananii jiraatuu kan baratan bittootni Itoophiyaa dhaadatuun, ummatni Oromoo mirgaa fi eenyummaa isaatiif falmatuu irraa tasa isa hin dhaabu. Ummatni Oromoos karoorri hojii irra oolfama jechuun qondaalli diinaa ittiin dhaadatu kun kan eenyummaa fi mirga isaa irratti xiyyeeffate tahuu caalaatti waan hubatuuf walabummaa fi bilisummaa isaa gonfachuuf qabsoo itti jiru finiinsun galii isaan kan gahatu tahuun shakkiin hin jiru.
Kanaaf ilmaan Oromoo sirna farra ummata Oromoo tajaajiluuf itti fufuu murteeffataniin ala OPDO keessa jiran, haasaan tuffii, karaa biraa ammo abdii kutannaa fi jibbiinsaa Abbaay Tsahaayyee, diinni yoomiyyuu diina tahuu kan mirkaneessu waan taheef mirga ummata Oromoo kabajsiisuuf ummata isaanii cinaaa hiriiruun akka qabsaawan, tarkaanfii seenaa qabeessa fudhattaniinis gaafatama seenaa jalaa akka of baasan ABOn waamicha Oromummaa amma illee irra deebiin dabarsaaf.
Kan waliin kanneen wal qixxummaa, dimokraasii fi haqaaf falmina jedhan hundi gochaan farrummaa ummata Oromoo mirga jiraachuu dhabsiisaa jiru kun wayta ifatti raawwatamaa jiru kanatti, saaxiluu fi dura dhaabbatuu irra moggaa dhaabbatanii ilaaluu filatuun ykn akka hin dhagahiinitti callisuun seenaan gaafachiisaa tahuu akka hubatan ABO gadi jabeessee dhaama. Karoora diinaa eenyummaa Oromoo dhabamsiisuu irratti xiyyeeffate kana ABOn jabinaan kan dura dhaabbatuu fi fashalsu tahuu irra deebi’ee ummata Oromoof dhaamaa, karoorrii fi imaammatni mirga ummataa hin kabajnee fi ummata abbaa biyyaa dhabamsiisuu qabsoo ummataan kan fashalu tahuu ABOn gadi jabeessee hubachiisuu fedha.
Injifannoo Ummata Oromoof!
Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo
Guraandhala 18, 2015
Ibsa Ejjennoo Haala Yeroo Irratti Garee Deeggartoota Paartii Kongirasii Federaalawaa Oromoo(KFO) Idil-Addunyaa irraa Kenname.
Ministeera Dhimma Federaalaa kan turanii fi yeroo ammaa kana Waajjira Muummicha Ministeeraa keessatti Gorsaa Olaanoo ta’uu dhaan kan tajaajilaa jiran Obbo Abbaay Tsehayyee dhimma Maaster Pilaanii Finfinnee ilaalchisuudhaan haasawaa taasisan keessatti tuqaalee armaan gadii irratti Olaantumaa Seeraa Kan Cabsan fi Kabaja uummataa kan mulqan waan ta’eef Cimsinee balaaleffanna.
1ffaa:- Dhaadannoon Obbo Abbay Tsehayyee dhaadatan Seera Fi Heera cabsuudhaan uummata keenya irratti lola kan labse waan ta’eef cimsinee ni Mormina.
2ffaa:- Dhaadannoon Obbo Abbaay Tsehayyee dhaadatan Tuffii Motummaa Naannoo Oromiyaaf qaban qofa osoo hin taane Tuffii uummata Oromoof qaban kan agarsiisu waan ta’eef cimsinee balaaleffanna.
3ffaa:- Dhaadannoon Obbo Abbaay Tsehayyee dhaadatan kun Seera fi heera biyyattii keessaa Ofiin Of Bulchuu Mootummoota Naannoo Keewwata 50-52 irratti barreeffamee jiru kan Cabsan waan ta’eef Cimsinee ni Mormina.
4ffaa: Dhaadannoon obbo Abbay Tsehayyee uummata Oromoo irratti dhaadatan seeraa fi heera biyyattii Keewwata 42 Lakkoofsa 2 fi 4 irratti akkasumas Keewwata 89 lakkoofsa 6 irratti barreeffame burkuteessuu dhaan murtee uummata hin hirmaachisne murteessuuf waan dhaadataniif dhaadannoo isaanii kana cimsinee mormina.
Walumaa Galattii Obbo Abbaay Tsehayyee gita hogganummaa biyyattii isa olaanaa irra osoo jiranii Seeraa fi Heera biyyattii cabsuudhaan haasawa uummata xiqqeessu fi tuffii calaqqisu waan ta’eef Garee Deeggartoota Idil-Addunyaa Paartii Kongirasii Federaalawaa Oromoo(KFO) kan balaaleffatu ta’uu beeksifna. Kanaafis Olaantummaan Seeraa biyyattii keessatti akka kabajamuuf Obbo Abbay Tsehayyee aangoo isaaniirraa kaafamanii gocha raawwataniif seeraaf dhiyaatanii akka itti gaafataman cimsinee gaafanna!!!
Garee Deeggartoota Idil-Addunyaa Paartii Kongirasii Federaalawaa Oromoo(KFO) irraa
“We Will Not Allow Tigrean Buildings and Factories on the Graves of Oromo Farmers.” – OFC Editorial Takes Decisive Position to #StopAbayTsehaye
Few months ago, in an interview with journalist Befekadu Moroda of Oromia Media Network (OMN), I asserted that TPLF and the Tigrean ruling class have transformed into Neftegna. Abay Tsehaye’s recent words and behavior testament to that. Remember the Neftegna system that gave monopoly over the means of violence and the sources of wealth produced chauvinistic agents who exploited and disrespected oppressed groups in Ethiopia. The system also engineered social behaviors that justified the actions of those agents and popularized myths of the dominant groups socio-cultural superiority. Overtime, the ruling class and its base began rationalizing and institutionalizing prejudice and extreme form of violent responses towards those who dissented.
During the early years of their rule, as violent and oppressive they were, TPLF differentiated themselves from their predecessors by being sensitive and showing reasonable respect for groups they subjected. However, they began abandoning such sensitivity as they consolidated power and began amassing wealth, and they have started adopting the ugly behaviors of their predecessors. Nowadays, emboldened by the absolute monopoly of the means of violence, intoxicated with abundance of wealth at their disposal and facing no so significant threat to their rule, the TPLF Tigrean rulers’ rudeness, arrogance and disrespect for other cultures have become their norm. Just like their predecessors, they have the false sense of inherent superiority which had made them feel invincible. This behavior is even worse among their rising generation – which was born into wealth and power and grew up being drugged with post-victory (post-1991) bravado of TPLF.
This is good and bad news. It’s ‘bad’ because such collective behaviors increase and justify violence and repression against the subjected populations. However, on the ‘good’ side, it makes the system intolerable – expanding the base of resistance, and, consequently, speeding up the downfall of the system.
Abay Tsehaye’s threat, its tone and spirit, is very revealing of TPLF’s contempt and disrespect for Oromos, even those who are serving them as puppets. What is the story behind such outburst? After completion of the the Master Plan without any involvement from the Oromia side, Abay Tsehaye gathered senior OPDO leaders and ordered them to implement the plan. They expressed concern that they were not involved in the process of drafting the plan and that it will be hard to convince the rank and file. They were told they will not take NO for answer. The OPDO leaders could not even agree on the matter and when they took the issue to the mid-level leadership, they were met with fierce resistance and hostility. While the Oromia state leaders were planning to bring the issue to the Caffee ( parliament) for deliberation, Abay/TPLF could not wait so they bypassed them, gathered administrators of cities surrounding Finfinne and told them to begin implementation. At this meeting, the city administrators raised several procedural and policy objections and said they cannot take this plan without further study and deliberation at Caffee ( Oromia parliament level.) The administrators said they cannot convince the public about a plan even they themselves neither understand nor accept. In their typical manner Abay Tsehaye and TPLF leaders rejected the request for further discussion at the leadership level and gave them strict orders to begin the implementation phase. This conflict reached the public leading to the mass protest and massacre of April/May 2014.
During and in the aftermath of the protest, OPDO leaders agreed on the need to postpone the Master Plan as a way of containing the situation. This idea was initially accepted by the official EPRDF including the Prime Minister. However, Abay Tsehaye summoned the OPDO leaders and accused them of sabotage and threatened to eliminate them from the top down, and anyone who stands in the way of the Master Plan. Terrified, the puppet leaders went home and began hibernating avoiding the subject altogether.
Therefore, what is heard in this leaked audio of Abay Tsehaye threatening over a thousand urban planners and administrators is nothing new. His contempt towards Oromo and insidious plan to rob them of their land must be confronted. They have already began implementing the Master Plan and Abay Tsehaye had made it abundantly clear that they will go ahead by any means necessary. Well this needs to be met with the same spirit–the plan must be stopped by any means necessary.
Lets remember that the Finfinne issue is not isolated. TPLF’s real master Plan is to establish Tigrean economic monopoly by depriving Oromos of any real source of economy across the country including fertile land, mineral sites, manufacturing and trade. Therefore the target of Oromo resistance needs to focus on fighting back against this real Master Plan. The resistance needs to identify businesses of TPLF and its affiliates across Oromia and take them on to ensure they don’t succeed.
Arrogant TPLF leaders should realize that their power is more vulnerable than their fortified headquarters lead them to believe. The roots and branches of their domination extends deep into the remotest part of our homeland.
Biyya tuffatan harreen garmaaman
The Gulele Post • February 15, 2015
“Waan feetaanis fiddan Masteer Pilaanin Finfinnee hojirra ni oola. Warra nu dura dhaabbate abbaa feetes taatu ‘likkii’ galchina. Qondaalonni Oromoo godiina naannawa Finfinnee yakkamtoota. Qonddaalonni Oromiyaa laamshoodha.” Kun hundi arrabsoofi dhaadannoo qondaaltichi Wayyanee guddichi Abbaay Tsahaayyee Oromoota walitti qabee itti huruurse kaassaayi. Sagalee gabaabduu waraabamtee OMN geette irraa jechoota fokkisaa akkasii yoo dhageenyu kan nuti hin dhagayin hafan maal faa akka ta’e yaadun nam hin dhibu. Akkan dhagayetti, tibba mormiin godhamaa ture san qondaaltoota OPDO gurguddoo walitti qabuun arrabsoo dhuunfaa bira dharbee hamma doorsisuufi harkaan itti aggaamutti gahame ture.
Tuffiifi jibba Abbaay Tsahaayyeefi waahillan isaa Oromoof qaban afaan ajaayan as bahe kun dhimma nam- tokkee akka hin taane namuu hubachuu qaba. Ejjennoo jaarmayni Wayyaanneen qabattee deemtuun, kan qabeenya Oromoo saamuun sirna cunqursaa isaanii tursiisuuf hammeenya hammamii raaw’achuuf akka muratan ragaadha. Karoorri maqaa Master Pilaaniitin Finfinnee bal’isanii, Oromiyaarraa muranii fudhachuu kunis kophatti laalamuu hin qabu. Master Pilaaniin kun karoora guddicha fi isa ol aanaa Tigroonni ol’aantummaa dinagdee yoomifu turu ijaaruuf qaban irraa kan maddeedha. Akkuma namuu argu yeroo amma kanatti lafti gabbataan jaraaf hirmaa jira. Iddoon albuudaa, warshaalee gurguddaani fi magaalaan sochii dinagdee qabdu too’annaa jaraa jala galfamaa jira. Daldaltoonni Tigraay hamma baadiyyaa Oromiyaatti caasaa diriirfachuun daldaltoota Oromoo taphaan ala godhanii jiran. Qonnaan bulaa Oromoo kaan lafa irraa fudhatanii warshaafi mana jireenya waardiyyaa isaani godhatan. Warra hafe ammoo xaa’oo gatiin samii tuqee itti fe’anii kasaarsanii hiyyoomsan.
Bifa kanaan Oromoo bakka hundatti saamanii hiyyoomsuun Tigree erga duroomsanii booda, dureeyyonni kun Finfinneetti galanii tujaara bakka hin sochoone taasisuuf saffisaan carraaqaa jiran. Milkaayaas jiru. Wanni magaalaa Finfinnee bal’isanii too’achuu fedhaniifis karoora kana waan qabaniifi.
Shira kana fashalsuufi tuffii warra Abbaay kana ofirraa dhaabuuf falli jiru karoora dinagdee Wayyaanee kana hongeessuudha. kana gochuuf:
1. Mormiin master Pilaanii kanarratti ka’e itti fufuu qaba. Diddaan hawaasaafi dargaggoota dabalatee, Ilmaan Oromo sirna san keessa jiran akka Pilaaniin kun hojirra hin oolle waan danda’an hunda godhuu qabu. Hubadhaa, tumsa ilmaan Oromootin alatti karoorri kun hojitti hin jijjiiramu. Kanaaf baatanii ifatti mormuu yoo dadhabdan dalaguma isaan isinitti kennan lafarra harkisuun qabsoof gumaachuun dandeessan.
2. Hunda caalaa daldalaafi sochii diinaggee Wayyaaneefi warri isaanitti hidhatan Oromiyaa keessatti godhan fashalsuurratti fuulleffachuu feesisa. Qabeenya akka dhuunfaafi gurmutti qaban adda baafatanii bifa danda’ame maraan kuffisuuf tattaafachuun dirqama. Ooyruu qonnaa isaan nama keenya irraa kafatanii irraa duroomaa jiran, warshaa guddaa malaammaltummaan harkatti galfatan, lafa albuudaan ummata ardaa sanii hagabsaanii saamaa jiran hunda adda baafatanii irratti xiyyeeffachuu barbaachisa.
Walumaa galatti tuffi Wayyaanee kana kolaasuufi karoora ol’aantummaa diinaggee jaaruuf qaban kana hoongessuf mormiin qofti gahaa miti. Tarkaanfiin qabatamaan kasaaraa keessa isaan galchu itti dabalamuu baannan jarri nutti koflaa, nu ajjeessaa nu arrabsaa hidda isii gama maraan gadi fageeffachaa jirti. Qanni gaariin hiddi kun biyyoo, biyyaafi saba keenya jidduutti gadi dagaage. Kun ammoo biyyee san irraa haadhanii, saba itti dammaysanii biyya ofiirraa buqqaasuuf haala mijaayaadha. Of gaafadhaa, wal gaafadhaa, falfala jaraa kanaaf fala faladhaaa!
Gurraandala 10,2015 Waliiso
Sochii Warraaqsa Bilisummaa ta’aa jiru daran jabeessuun dhadannoolee uumata onnachiisanii fi waamicha diddaa sirna Wayyaanee kan qabu barruuleen kun bakkoota mootummaan Wayyaanee beeksisa maxxanfatu irrattii fi lafa magaalota bakka bebbeekamoo irratti maxxanfamuu fi uumataafis raabsamuu gabaasi Qeerroo naannicha irraa nu gahe addeessa.
Keessattuu Qeerroon aanaa Daawoo magaala Buusaa mana murtii fuula duraa fi secondary fuuldura ti waraqaa waamichaa dhoobuu fi magaala iddoo hedduu ti faca’uurraan kan ka’ee uummanni gammachuu guddaan kan itti dhagaheef qeerroon daraan kan onnatan ta’uu odeessi gama sana irraa nu dhaqabeera.
Gabaasa guutuu dhimma kana agama fuula duraa dhiheesina.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Qeellam,Gurraandhala 10,2015
Qellem, Jimmaa Horroo ganda qonnaan bulaa Akkoo Jirruu jedhamtu keessatti uummanni ajaja mootummaa waan lagataniif tika wayyaneen reebaman,gabaasa Qeerroo Jimmaa Horroo hara Guraandhala 9 addeessuun guyyoota murasa dura Guraandhala 4 mootummaan misooma lafaa,jedhuun daagaa qotuu jedhamu ajaja basee baadiyaalee keessa qonnan bulaa dirqisiisuun akka bahan ajaja baasaa ture, uummannis yeroo ammaa ajaja mootummaa Wayyaane bakka hundaatti waan lagataa jiruuf humnatti fayadamuu, humna milisha baatiwwan muraasa dura dhimmuma kanaaf leenjifatee ture uummata keessa gadhiisee uumata keessa deemuun WBOn isin keessa jira isintu nyaachisa jechuun jiraattota haa hiraarsan malee uumanni takkaa fudhachuufii hin dandeenye.
Haaluma kanaan halkan halkan uummata irra deemanii reebicha hamaa qote bultootaa fi dargaggoota irratti raawataa jiru guyyaa jedhame kanaa kaasee kanaan namootni miidhamanii buufata fayyaatti argamanii osoo yaalamanii gaffii taasisaniif namootni kaan hallan sa’a 9:00tti manaa waamamuudhaan, gadi fuudhanii reebamuu isaanii duubbachuun Qeerroof ibsa godhanii jiru namoota reebicha kanan miidhaman:
1.Aadde Dambalii Ruudaa
4.Dar.Isaaquu Gindabaa fi
kanneen biroos kan maqaan nun gahin hafan jiru, tikoota uummata eebuu waliin kan hiriiranii jiran keessaa bulchaa ganda kanaa kan tahe
Shumbaa Daggafaa, milishaa gandichaa Margaa Agichoo kanneen biroo fuula isaanii ukkaamfachuudhaan namoota humna biraa mootumma irraa ergame waliin uummata dhaanuun reebicha irratti raawwataa jiraachuu gabaasni nu gahee jira.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Aliboo Amajjii 26,2015
Mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee Bara filannoo 2015 kana milkeessuudhaaf duula Kaardii fudhadhaa humnaan gaggeessaa jiraachuun isaa beekamaa dha. Haalli kunis Aanaa Jaardagaa Jaartee Magaala Jaardagaa fi Aliiboo keessatti daran hammaataa tahuu irraan darbee tajaajilawwan hawaasaa Karoora mootummaa Guddinaa fi Tiraanisfoormeeshinii jedhamuun Uummatatti ololaman keessaa kanneen akka Ibsaa fi Bishaanii haala olaanaadhaan Uummata Magaala Aliiboo rakkisuu fi himatanis qaamni deebii deebisuuf waan dhibeef Hiriira nagaa Humna mootummaa wayyaanee ol tahe godhanii jiran. Barattootni, Barsiisotni, Jiraattootni, Daldaltootni, Hojjettootni mootummaa fi dhuunfaa magaala kana keessaa guutummaan hiriira kana keessatti hirmaachuudhaan diddaa dhageessisanii jiran. Dargaggootnii fi Uummatni Hiriira kana irratti bahuudhaan walleewwan Warraaqsaa ‘’ SII WAYYAAREE, OROMOON LEENCUMA DURUU, ABO NUUF WAYYA,..’’ Kanneen jedhaman wallisuudhaan dhaadannoowwan garaa garaas dhageessisuu irratti argamu. Dhaadannoowwan
1. Tajaajilawwan Hawaasaa kanneen akka Ibsaa argachuu qabna
2. Kanneen hidhaman haa hiikaman
3. Kaardii filannoo dharaa hin fudhannuu fi kanneen biroo kaasuudhaan Hiriira nagaa gaggeessuu irratti argamu
Ebla 2014 keessas Uummatni Magaala kanaa adda durummaan Master Plan wayyaaneen qopheessite dura kan dhaabbate yoommuu tahu FDG itti fufinsa qabu gaggeessuudhaan Mootummaa wayyaanee hundeedhaan akka buqqisuuf FDG itti fufanis hooggansi Qeerroo Magaala Aliiboo gabaasee jira.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Amajjii 23,2015 Awadaay.
Sirni abbaa irree Wayyaanee karaa lukkeewwan isaa OPDO godina Harargee bahaa magaalaa Awwadaayitti wal gahii gaafa Amajjii 21,2015 uummataa fi miseensota OPDO walitti qabuun kaadhimamtoota filannoo caamsaatiif kaadhimaman jechuun uummatatti beeksisuuf walitti qabe irratti mormiin jabaan uummataa fi miseensota isaa irraa isa mudate. Akka odeessa Qeerroo Awwadaay irraa nu qaqqabetti miseensota OPDO dabalatee kaadhimamtoonni kanneen namoota badii uummata Oromoo irratti dalaganii fi amantii keenya sirnaa dhiisee amantii mootummaan barbaadu dirqamaan nu irratti fe’uuf waarreen deeman waan taheef gonkumaa bakka nu bu’uu hin dandahan jechuun wal gahii walitti qabame irratti lukkeewwan Wayyaanee qaaneessuun wal gahii bittimsuun, dhaadannoo nama ‘’bakka nuu bu’u u dandahu kan filatu uummata Oromooti malee qaama biraa nu hin barbaachisu’’ jechuun sagalee isaanii dhageessifataa akka turan gabaasni nu qaqqabe ibsa.
Kanneen kaadhimamtoota jechuun uummataaf dhiyaatanii mormiin isaan mudate keessaas; –
Sheek Qamaara, nama sirna dargii keessa bakka sagadaa uumataa fuudhee waajjira taasifachuun dargii tajaajilaa ture ammas sirna Wayyaanee tajaajilaa jiru.
- Yuusuuf Qophee nama golgaa amantaan sirna Wayyaanee tajaajilaa jiru.
- Ahamad Haaruun nama amantii sirna Wayyaaneen gaggeeffamu leellisu.
- Muktaar Karroo nama waggoota kudha shanii duraa calqabee maqaa amantiin wayyaaneen walii galee hojjetu,
- Sheek Bakarii Imaam ,
- Mahaammad Aliyyii,
- Sheek Mahaammad Saalihaa kanneen
Jedhaman namoota miidhama uummata Oromoo irratti gama hundaan halkanii
guyyaa hojjetan waan taheef, balaaleffannaan uummata qofaan otoo hint a’iin miseensuma OPDO dabalatee mormiin jabaa akka isaan mudate gabaasin nu qaqqabe mirkaneessa.
Wallaggaa Aaanaa Jimmaa Horroo Keessatti Filatnoo Mootummaa Wayyaaneen Wal Qabatee FDG Ka’uun Barattooti Oromoo 6 Hidhaman Kaan Amma Illee Diddaa Itti Fufan
Odeessa Jimmaa Horroo – Amajii 15, 2015
Dargaggoota godina Wallagaa aanaa Jimmaa Horroo keessatti argaman yeroo adda addaatti fincilli diddaa gabrummaa waan ka’aa tureef, kana malees humni WBOyeroo yeroon naannichatti waan sochii muldhataa muldhisuuf jecha dargaggoonni Oromoo diddaa sirna bulchiisa Wayyaanee waan qabaniif kaardiin filatnnoo Wayyaanee bara kanaa akka hin raabsamneefii murtiin darbe.
Dargaggoonni aanaa kanaa naamusa filannoo jeequuf warra qophaya jiran waan taheef jedhamee barattootas tahee dargaggoota hundaafuu kaardiin filannoo dhorkamuu Qeerroon gabaasaa jira. Akkasuma aanama kana keessa ganda Baabboo jedhamu keesstti dargaggootaan qarshii 3, 3 fidaa waraqaa eenyummaa baafadhaa isaan booda filannoof kaardii isiniif laanna jedhame tole jechuun dargaggoonni qarshii jedhame kana kennan, horiin isaan irraa fuudhames gara darbe dargaggoonni kaardiis fudhachuu hin dandeenye qarshii keenya deebisa Wayyaanee silaafuu hattuudha jechuudhaan daraggoonni Oromoo guyyaa kaleessaa FDG kaasanii jiru.
Haala kanaan namootni 6 dargaggoota kan qindeessu filannoon aka hin gaggeeffamneef dargaggoota ijaaraa kan jiraniidha jedhamuun ganda Baabboo irraa konkolaataa poolisiin galgala sa’a 12 booda waajjira poolisii aanichaatti
gaaffeman, namootni kun maqaan isaanii:
1. Mikaa’el Hirkisa-ogeessa fayyaa Looniiti
2. Nuuraddiin Muusaa-Daldalaa
3. Amad Horaa-Qonnaan Bulaa
4. Shaful Boshoraa-Barataa
5. Iddoosaa Raagaa-Qonnaan Bulaa
6. Shuumaa Lammeessaa-Qonnaan Bulaa
Namootni kun amma waajjira poolisii aanaa Jimmaa Horroo keessa jiru, maqaan ittiin yakkaman tokko namusa filannoo kan jeeqan, kana gochuufis uummata fi dargaggoota ijaarsa irratti kan argaman jedhamuun. Suuraaleen kun barattoota qabamanii fi loltoota sirncha muldhisa. Suurawwan barattoota ariyamanii kanneen nama 10
Gabaasa Qeerroo Adaamaa,Amajjii 16,2015
Filannoon baranaa uleedhan fudhatamuuf jira jedhu jiraattonni magaalaa Adaamaa fi naannawa ishee tokko tokko akkuma beekkamu filannoo bara kana adeemsifamuuf mootummaan Wayyaanee lafa jala yaalii akka hin moo’amneef olola garagaraa magaalaa hanga baadiyyaatti taasisaa jira.
Yeroo kana immoo ummanni kaardii filannoo akka fudhatuuf dirqamaan mana manarra deemee fudhachiisaa jira achumaan duula na filadhaa jedhus taasisaa jira.Sababuma kanaan dargagootni naannawa magaala Adaamaa kaardiin keessan mirga ykn bilisummaa nuuf hin fidu kaardii kijibaa hin fudhannu jechuun didan ,ergamtoonni mootummaa wayyaanes dargaggoota kaardii fudhachuu didan isin ilaalcha addaa qabdu jechuun ganda keessatti doorsisaa sodaachisaa akka ummanni kaardii dirqiin fudhatu taasisaa jiratan illee dargaggoonni lagataa jiraachuu Qeerroo gabaase. Ummannis sodaachisuu fi doorisaan kaardii mootummaan nutti hiru mirga dimokoraasii fi bilisummaa sabaa waliin waan wal hin ilaalleef gochaa abbaa irrummaa kana dura ni dhaabbatna jedhanii jiru.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Shaggar Kaabaa, Amajjii 8,2015
Shaggar gara kaabaa, aanaa Garba Gurraachaa irraa gabaasi Qeerroo akka ibsutti Amajjii gaafa 5 mootummaan Wayyaanee dhimma misooma guddina biyyaa jedhuu fi gumaacha hidhaa laga Abbaayiif hojjetoota isaa garagaraa uummata waliin magaala Garba Gurraachaa irratti walitti qabuun uummataa fi hojjetoota mariisisuuf sagantaa qabatee ture, akka walii galaatti uummatas tahe hojjetaan akka yaada mootummaatti uummata jiraattotni aanaa kana keessa jiraatu walgayii kana irratti hirmaatee akeeka mootummaa galmaan gahuuf dhibbaan namootni akka bobbahan ture, sammuu uummataa keessaa kan hin baanee fi hanga ammaatti uummanni akka Shaggar kaabaatti qabatee jiru leenjii barattootni yeroo gannaa walgayii mootummaan EPRDF teesisaa ture irratti gaaffii dhimma qotee bulaan lafa isaa irraa ariyamee, lafti qote bulaa mootummaadhaan saamamee gurguramaa ture irratti gaaffii uummata bakka bu’anii gaafataa turan irratti mootummaa biraa deebiin waan hin kennamin hafeef, akkasuma mootummaan Wayyaanee miidhaan ilmaan Oromoo irraan gahaa jiru ilaalchisee uummanni Oromoo quuqaa garaa isaa keessa jiru baafatee himachuuf carraa kan hin argatne tahuu ibsanii jiru.
Haala kanaan mootummaan Wayyaanee ammoo dhimma maqaa misoomaan uummata walitti qabuu fi hidhaa laga abbaayiif uummata irraa qarshii sassaabu kun uummata Oromoo jiraattoota aanaa kana keessa jiraatu biratti gocha saaminsa bifa isaa jijjiirratee fi tooftaa sirni gabroonfataa kun itti fufiinsaaf karaa mijeeffachaa jiru tahuu isaa waan hubateef mootummaan wayyaanee dursee walgayii kana ajajuu isaan dursa guyyaa tokkoo waan taheef uummanni aanaa kana keessa jiraatu dhaamsa waliif dhaamuudhaan hojjetan mootummaa uummata Oromoo waliin tahuun walgahii EPRDF Wayyaanee yaame lagatanii jiru.
Amajjii 5,2015 irratti namoota 15n hin caalleen hirmaatame, isaan kunis gaaffii uummataa kaasan, gama tokkoon mootummaan uummata miidha, uummata hidhaa, ajjeesaa akkamiin uummanni mootummaadhaaf ajajamaa, lafti Oromoo gurgumee dhumeera, lubbuu baayees dhimma lafa Oromiyaatiif dhabneerra, kan jedhan kanneen qaamuma mootummaa godina kanaa tahuu odeessaan nu gahe addeessa.
Tuttuqaan Wayyaanee uummata Oromoo gamteessaa jira, akka gabaasa Qeerrootti mootummaadhaan ajajamuu keenyaan dura mootummaan dura gaaffiwwan hunda ilmaan oromoo hunda irraa ka’aa jiru kallattii adda addaan kanaan dura ka’e karaa miidiyaatiin deebii haqaa akka kennu, ammas taanaan fuula durattis mootummaa hojii gara jabeessaan uummata keenya irratti raawwataa jiru hin beeknu, gocha isaa darbaniifiyyuu itti gaafatamuu qaba, jedhanii namootni walgayii kana irratti argamanis uummata aanichaa bakka bu’anii dubbatanii akka jiran odeessan qeerroo ibsa.
Gabaasa Qeerroo Amajjii 5,2015
Godinaalee Oromiyaa garagaraa keessatti ayyaanni jijjiirraa bara haarawaa fi guyyaan WBO Amajjii 1/2015 haalaan kabajamee jira. Gabaasoti Qeerroo kallattii Oromiyaa gara garaa irraa kan dhaamamaa jiru akka ibsutti. Waggaan haaraa Amajjii 1 fi guyyaa WBOn uummata Oromoo birattis kan durii caalmaadhaan beekamee barattootaan, hojjetootaan, qonnaan bulaadhaan, caasaa opdo keessaallee uummata Oromoo waliin kan hiriiraniin haala hoo’aadhaan kabajamee darbe.
Walumaa gala kabajaan guyyaa kanaa bara kana mootummaa Wayyaane biratti mufii fi aariin bakkoota gara garaatti humnoota tikaa bobbaasuun yerootti uumata adamsaa turan muldhata. Wayyaaneen uummatni Oromoo duukkaa akka hin jirre yeroo hubatee naasuu guddaadhaan guutameedha yeroon kun, Oromiyaa godinaa hanga gandaatti kan mul’atus ijoolleedhaa hanga abbootii Oromootti Wayyaaneen galafaataa, gabroonfataa, ajjeesaa tahuu isaa caasaa mootummaatti ifaa ifatti yeroo itti baasanii dubbatanii fi waajjiraalee, manneen barnootaa, buufata fayyaa, bulchiinsa magaalota garagaraa fi naannoolee isaanitti barruulee mootummaa Wayyaanee abaaruu fi dhaadannoolee uummata Oromoo jajjabeessuutu mul’ata, kunis caasadhuma OPDO keessaa qabaniin kufaatii mootummaa Wayyaaneef warra yaadda’an irraa gara mootummaatti gabaasa tahu irraa Wayyaaneen waan dhagayuuf haala uummata Oromoo yeroo ammaa irra jiru ilaalchisuun keessattuu ayyaanni guyyaa WBO kan miillanaa kun uummata Oromoo biratti haalaan beekamee waan jiruuf akkuma beekames kabajamuun isaa ifatti waan mul’ataadha. kanumaan wal qabsiisuudhaan:-
Godina wallagga lixaa, Gimbii, Najjoo, Dambi Doolloo, Anfilloo, Jimmaa Horroo, Aayira Gullisoo, fi buufata manneen barnootaa keessatti caasaa OPDO irraas amantaa waan dhabeef, humna waraana isaa keessaa kanneen sabaan Oromoo hin taane filee gara kanatti erguuf karoora keessa galchee jira jechuun odeessaan qaama mootummaa keessaa bahe nu gahaa jira. naannolee kanatti guddaa kan shakkee jiru yeroodhaa yerootti kan gabaafamaa ture uummanni ilaalcha ABOn dhugamee, ajaja ABOtiin socho’aa jira malee mootummaadhaan miti, fincilli ka’uun dura caasaa OPDO irraa abdiin waan hin jirreef humnuma waraana isaa keessayyuu kan sabaan Oromoo hin taanetti fayamuuf akka jiru qophii mootummaa Wayyaanee gama kanaan dursee odeessaan ibsa.
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HUMAN RIGHT RALLY IN NÜRNBERG – THE OROMO-ETHIOPIA CASE BY MR. DEMEKE BORU
Peaceful protest held in Brussels, Belgium opposing TPLF/ Ethiopia’s land grabs and genocide going on against Oromo people. (Picture above are from Oromo social net works, 11 August 2015).
‘Mormii lafa nannoo Finfinnee irrati Burussel Belgiumti goodhamee. Nami lafa isaa irra buqayee waan hunda dhaba, enyuuma isaa, amanta isaa, afaan isaa dhaba. Kanaafu Uumani Nannoo Finfinne bara Minilik irra kasee Hanga harati buqa’aa jira kana dhabuu qabna, dhadannoo jeedhun mormii goodhama ture irra suura murasa.’
Oromians in USA held peaceful demonstrations in front of the White House and States Department in protest of mass arrests and genocidal killings going on in Oromia/ Ethiopia by fascist TPLF Ethiopia. 19 June 2015. Lammiiwwan Oromoo biyya Ameerikaa jiraatan Waxabbajjii 19 bara 2015 Waashingteenitti wal gahuun gidira fi ajjeechaa Wayyaaneen saba Oromo irraan gahaa jirtu balaaleffachuun mootummaan Ameerikaa akka dhiibbaa godhu gaafatan.
Kan VOA Afaan Oromoo, SBO fi OMN gabbaasan irraa caqasaa: http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/audio/2809619.html
A Call to Demonstrate Against the TPLF Tyrannical Regime in Ethiopia!
The current Ethiopia Government is the regime that dehumanizes the Oromo public; violates the basic human rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. The Regime is holding thousands of Oromo political prisoners in its notorious Maikelawi and many other Government detention centers without due legal process and displaces millions of Oromo farmers from their land in the name of master plan development to grab land. The arrests and tortures of Oromos have continued. Many of those who survived the torture have remained incarcerated. For example, at the end of 2014 two Oromo farmers in Salale Zone, North Shoa were brutally murdered and their bodies dragged and put on public display for resisting oppression against /TPLF regime. Very recently, in 2014, Mr. Abbay Tsehaye, one of the top officials of TPLF, adviser of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and head of the Addis Ababa Master plan designers declared war of terror and genocide against the Oromo people for resisting the expansion of Addis Ababa Administration into Oromia State and the ongoing Oromo land grab by the TPLF led minority regime. Oromo citizens couldn’t live peacefully to work, to learn and determine their destinies. Ethiopia is an open prison for the Oromo nationals. Thousands are fleeing their country due to lack of security, peace, freedom and guarantee for life. Young Oromos who fled their country due to Ethiopian government brutality have fallen victims to the beheadings by ISIS in Libya. Many others have perished in the Mediterranean Sea when smugglers’ boats capsized. Oromos are also victims of recent xenophobic killings in South Africa and displacement of refugees by civil war in Yemen. We are protesting to expose this wanton state aggression against the citizens. We make the protest rally to request the U.S administration and the democratic loving Americans to exert utmost pressure on the Ethiopian dictatorial regime so that it stop the arbitrary arrests, kidnappings, tortures and killings of innocent Oromos and university students for simply exercising their God-given basic human rights; freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of peaceful demonstration. We request because the regime is the ally of the United States. In particular, the rally will demand a halt to the killing of Oromo students who are peacefully protesting against the so-called Integrated Development Master Plan whose sole purpose is to illegally expand the capital city, Addis Ababa/Finfinnee towards Oromia State, thereby systematically evicting Oromo farmers from their ancestral lands as well as dispossessing them of their properties, identity, culture, language, freedom, way of life…etc. We also oppose and denounce the false & predetermined election and its shameful results which was orchestrated to legitimize and elongate the authoritarian tenure of TPLF at the expense of the voices of millions of Oromo and other peoples in Ethiopia. The irresponsible TPLF minority gangs once again proved their dictatorial grip to power by declaring EPRDF’s sweeping the election. All Oromos, democratic nations and friends of Oromo should stand against the heinous acts being perpetrated towards Oromo students by the minority led Ethiopian government as well as against the so-called Addis Ababa-Oromia state integrated master plan and also condemns in the strongest terms, the killings and violent atrocities committed against Ethiopian immigrants in Libya, South Africa and Yemen. We also demand that the authorities ordering and executing this massacre against Oromos and other peoples be held accountable for their crimes at an international court.
Oromo & Others Rally in Oslo Against Terrorism in S. Africa, Libya & State Terrorism in Ethiopia
UN Special Procedures Urged to Visit Ethiopia to Investigate Crackdown on Oromo Protests
Today, The Advocates for Human Rights, along with Human Rights First, theInternational Oromo Youth Association, Oromia Support Group Australia, the Oromo Community of Minnesota, the Oromo Studies Association, and World Without Genocideat William Mitchell College of Law, sent a letter to six of the United Nations’ special procedure mandate-holders, urging them to request and conduct country visits to Ethiopia to investigate actions taken by the Ethiopian Government in response to student-led protests in the state of Oromia. The request comes on the heels of last month’s Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia at the United Nations Human Rights Council, where the Government of Ethiopia agreed to “grant full access to Special Rapporteurs and Special Procedures Mandate holders to visit the country, notably the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education,” and to “accept the outstanding requests for visits from the special procedures” of the United Nations. The letter, addressed to the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and theSpecial Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, notes that country visits from these independent UN experts “are urgently needed because no entities in Ethiopia are able to conduct independent fact-finding.” “Moreover,” the letter notes, “the situation is grave. The June 1 death of a student in custody suggests that demonstrators are being subject to torture and other forms of ill-treatment while in custody.” Click here to read the full letter.
Oromos in Arizona Confront Abay Tsehaye’s Messengers: የፊኒክስ Oromo ወጣቶች የአባይ ጸሀይዬን ቅጥረኞች ልክ አስገቡ!
Oromo Film Maker Gammado Jamal to Release New Movie: “Mr. Master Killer” on YouTube on Feb. 28, 2015 – WATCH TRAILER NOW
TVORO: Hiriira Nagaa Hawaasa Oromoo Trondheim (Guraandhala 14, 2015)
Guraandhala/February 20, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com |
Boobbaan Mootummaa Wayyaanee Salphinaan Xumuramte!Toronto, Canada, 8th February 2015
Another round of #OromoProtests against fascist TPLF Ethiopian regime’s delegation led by Abduleziz staying in Melbourne at 81-95 Henry St. Albans, February 7, 2015.
Liberation is a journey. However, for the weak minded, it is a journey toward an unreachable destination. For the brave community like Australian Oromo Community however, it is neither a short distance running nor it is unreachable destination. Nonetheless, for the shortsighted opportunists, liberation is the process of economic transactions. It is the process through which they make a living by selling their own people and information. Here is the protest of Australian Oromo Community in Victoria against those men and women who used the Oromo cause and came to Australia and now running around in Australia’s malls and hotels where this, the Tigre Trojan horse, named Abduleziz eats and sleeps at 81-95 Henry st. St. Albans on February 7, 2015. Thanks to the sacrificed heroes, we have glimpsed our future, we know the way and we have the truth on our side. #OromoProtests Hawaasti Oromoo Magaalaa Melbourne keessa jiraatan walgahii jila mootummaa Itoophiyaa morman. Hiriira mormii yeroo lammataaf Guraandhala 7, bara 2015 taasisan irratti akka ibsanitti, kanneen mootummaa Itoophiyaa deeggaran dhiittaa mirga namoomaa biyyattii keessatti gaggeeffamaa jiru waliin qooddatan. Walgahii Melbourne, naannoo St Albaansi (81-95 Henry st. St. Albans on February 7, 2015) keessatti godhame kana mormuuf hawaasti Oromoo, Ogaadeenii fi Itoophiyaa gamtaan bahanii dhaadannoo fi ejjannoo isaanii ibsataniiru. Ajjeechaan Itoophiyaa keessatti raawwataa jiru haa dhaababtu! Daaímman mana barumsaatti ajjeesuun gochaa shororkeessummaadha! Mootummaa abbaa Irree deeggaruun gocha isaa garagaaruu dha fi kkf sagalee tokkoon dhageessisaa turan. Jilli Ittaanaa prizidanti Caffee Oromiyaa, Abdulaaziz Mohaammadiin durfamu kun toraba darbes hoteela Kirawon Pilaazaa keessatti walgahii gochuuf yaalii mormiidhaan haqameera. http://oromedia.net/2015/02/08/hawaasti-oromoo-melbourne-jila-itoophiyaa-balaaleffatan/
URGENT: Statement released by Western Australian Oromo Community
January 21, 2015 | Oromedia.net
The Western Australian Oromo Community says any individual or/and group of individuals who may take part in meeting with the Ethiopian government do not represent the Oromo Community in Western Australia. This is in reference to telephone conversation and written request made by Ethiopian Embassy in Canberra, Australia to meet with Oromo diaspora by high level of delegate from Oromia Regional State led by Vice President. Thank you for your invitation. As Oromo Community in Western Australia, we held a series of meeting and discussion about your request and made the following official statement to your request. We would like to inform you that we are not only unable to participate in any formal or informal discussion or dialog with the current Ethiopian Government body or it’s representative, but also we strongly and firmly oppose such gathering in its any form. We the Oromo community in Western Australia demands that the current Ethiopian regime immediate cessation of hostility against Oromo people. We demand that Government stops its lip service campaign in the election year; release all political prisoners without any precondition, respect the basic human right of freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and expression. We also demand that the Government stop displacing Oromo people from its ancestral lands. We speak loud and clear that the Government cease the power immediately and allow opposition political parties to operate in the country freely. We also demand that the Government respect its article 39 constitution and allow the nation and nationalities in the empire of self-determination including cessation or union at will. Then only we believe that the door of dialog and discussion with this Government be open. According to the press release “the current Ethiopia Government is the regime that dehumanized the Oromo public: marginalized the Oromo people politically, economically, and socially.” Here is the press release from Oromo Community of Western Australia. Official Statemen_OCWA The email letter sent to the Oromo community from Ethiopian Embassy Canberra indicated that “high level delegation of the Oromia Regional State led by the Vice President will visit Perth after January 23, 2015 (the specific date will be notified later) to meet with Oromo Diaspora in your city and the surroundings.” The purposes of the meeting are:
- To brief on the objective situation (political, economy and social development) of the region,
- To brief on the Diaspora Housing Development Program and
- To brief on the upcoming Oromia International Diaspora Day
The venue will be in one of the big hotels in Perth, the cost of which will be covered by us. Therefore, as Chairman of your association, we seek your assistance to inform the leadership and members to attend the forthcoming meeting in Perth. The Diaspora Minister Counselor will call you on Saturday, 17 January 2015, for detailed discussion. Here is a letter sent from Ethiopian Embassy Canberra: Ambassador’s Letter
Oromo in Steinkjer, Norway, Demonstrate Against Oppression
Oromo in Steinkjer demonstrate against the government in their home country.
January 16, 2015, Steinkjer, Norway (Trønder-Avisa – Google Translation) — Thursday could hear slogans chanted throughout the square in Steinkjer. The reason was that a group of Ethiopians demonstrated against what they perceive as a dictatorial regime in their homeland. Being persecuted: – We belong to the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, with around 40 percent of the population. The Government of Ethiopia is dominated by minority tribe that makes around 6 percent of the Ethiopian Population. Oromo being pursued by this government – including putting journalists and politicians from our group of people in jail, telling Alisee Fira Aynagee, who organized the demonstration. – You are far away from Ethiopia now. What do you hope to achieve? – We hope that some of the residents in Steinkjer come to hear our message, and we hope to arouse the Norwegian government, which supports the regime in Ethiopia, says Aynagee. Amnesty calls for action A report by Amnesty International tells of persecution, imprisonment, torture and killing of Oromo people in Ethiopia. Among other reports of youths being captured in military camps, where they get glowing coal on empty stomach, because they support the Oromo People’s Liberation Movement, Oromo Liberation Front. Teachers are being tortured when they refuse to teach in government friendly propaganda, and it is expected that Oromo politicians will be gagged towards the election in Ethiopia later this year. “At least 5,000 of the Oromo people have been imprisoned in Ethiopia between 2011 and 2014 because of peaceful opposition against the government,” writes Amnesty. The organization believes regional and international human rights organizations must react against the Ethiopian government to put an end to the persecution, which is described as “often shocking brutal.” Want secession Oromo people want Oromia shall be independent again. Land area was independent until 1890, when it was conquered and incorporated into Ethiopia. Since 1978, the Oromo celebrated their National Day to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives to liberate the people from what they see as Ethiopian colonialism. Oromia is a land area of 600,000 km2, ie about ten times as large as Norway, and about 35 million people considered Oromo. Source: Trønder-Avisa
Oromo Demonstration In Bergen, Norway Dec 20,2014 #BecauseIAmOromo #OromoProtest
Waamicha hiriira mormii magaalaa Berliinii kan guyyaa 03/12/2014
Kabajamoo fi jaallatamo hawwaasoota/jiraatoota Oromoo biyya Berliin, Jarmanii, Awuroopaa fi firoota oromoo hundaaf,
Rally in Norway Against Tigrean Rulers’ Repression in Oromia Against Oromo
London’s Rally Against Repression in Oromia by Tigrean Military
26 November 2014 ·
Oromo-American Citizens Council (OACC) on Amnesty’s “Because I Am Oromo”
London (Nov. 26, 2014): A Peaceful Rally Against Repression in Oromia – #BecauseIAmOromo
“Because I am Oromo” Rally in Phoenix, Arizona (Nov. 13, 2014) – #BecauseIAmOromo
#BecauseIAmOromo Rally – Phoenix, Arizona – Nov. 10, 2014
Because I am Oromo Discussion, Oromo Community in Minnesota, USA, Nov 8 2104
Oromo community in Hammer and arround Hamer Norway had a demonstration against the ongoing mass killing of Oromo students in Oromia by the TPLF/EPRDF regime of Ethiopia. #BecauseIAmOromo. #OromoProtests. #FreeOromoStudents. 3rd November 2014
Building Momentum in Geneva with the Oromo Diaspora
November 6, 2014 (The Advocates Post) — This fall was a busy time for advocacy at the United Nations on human rights in Ethiopia. It was also a great time to see The Advocates for Human Rights’ new toolkit, Paving Pathways for Justice and Accountability: Human Rights Tools for Diaspora Communities, in action. Universal Periodic Review Concludes with Some Fireworks In a one-hour session on September 19, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome of its second Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia. You can watch the video of the session here. I’ve blogged about the UPR of Ethiopiabefore, and the adoption of the outcome is the last step in the process. The adoption of the outcome is also the only opportunity civil society organizations have to speak during the UPR process. The Advocates for Human Rights is based in Minnesota, not Geneva, so we don’t generally get a chance to address the Human Rights Council during the UPR process. But I often watch the live webcasts, and this time I got up early to livetweet. Several non-governmental organizations took the floor and raised concerns about the human rights situation on the ground in Ethiopia. Civicus World Alliance for Citizenship Participation, for example, expressed concern about Ethiopia’s refusal to accept recommendations to remove draconian restrictions on free expression. Renate Bloem (left), speaking for Civicus, added:
While relying on international funding to supplement 50-60 percent of its national budget, the government has simultaneously criminalized most foreign funding for human rights groups in the country. These restrictions have precipitated the near complete cessation of independent human rights monitoring in the country. It is therefore deeply alarming that Ethiopia has explicitly refused to implement recommendations put forward by nearly 15 governments during its UPR examination to create an enabling environment for civil society.
The Ethiopian Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Minelik Alemu Getahun (top), lashed out at the NGOs that commented, particularly Civicus:
I regret the language used by some of the NGO representatives and particularly the call for action some of them made against Ethiopia in the Council for alleged isolated acts. Some of the language used in the allegations, particularly the remarks by CIVICUS on our budget is outrageous and incorrect. I can assure the Council that Ethiopia relies on its peoples and their resources, which is not unusual supplemented by international support.
The Human Rights Council then adopted the outcome of the second UPR of Ethiopia. The recommendations Ethiopia accepted are contained in the Report of the Working Group and an addendum, available here. Some of the more promising recommendations that Ethiopia accepted in September are:
- Implement fully its 1995 Constitution, including the freedoms of association, expression and assembly for independent political parties, ethnic and religious groups and non-government organisations (Australia).
- Take concrete steps to ensure the 2015 national elections are more representative and participative than those in 2010, especially around freedom of assembly and encouraging debate among political parties (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
- Consider implementing the pertinent recommendations from the Independent Expert on Minorities, with a view to guaranteeing equal treatment of all ethnic groups in the country (Cape Verde).
- Monitor the implementation of the anti-terrorism law in order to identify any act of repression which affects freedom of association and expression and possible cases of arbitrary detention. In addition, develop activities necessary to eliminate any excesses by the authorities in its application (Mexico).
Now it’s up to people on the ground in Ethiopia, as well as people outside of Ethiopia like the Oromo diaspora, to lobby the Ethiopian Government to implement the recommendations it accepted and to monitor whether the government is keeping its word. The next UPR cycle for Ethiopia will begin in about 4 years, when NGOs will have a chance to submit new stakeholder reports demonstrating whether Ethiopia has implemented the recommendations it accepted, pointing out any developments on the ground since the last review, and advocating for new recommendations that will improve human rights in Ethiopia. Learn more about how you can get involved in the UPR process of Ethiopia (or any other country) on pages 200-210 of Paving Pathways. Opportunities Ahead for Voices to be Heard There’s much more to be done in the effort to build respect for human rights in Ethiopia. In addition to the next steps mentioned above, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will be reviewing Ethiopia’s human rights record in its December 2014 session. In September, the Advocates and the International Oromo Youth Associationsubmitted a lengthy alternative report to the African Commission, responding to the Ethiopian Government’s report. The African Commission will conduct an examination of the Ethiopian Government and then will issue Concluding Observations and Recommendations. You can read the African Commission’s Concluding Observations from its first review of Ethiopia, in 2010, here. To learn more about advocacy with the African Commission, read pages 268-280of Paving Pathways. On Wednesday, November 19, Amane Badhasso and I will have a talk with the Amnesty International chapter of the University of Minnesota Law School. The students are eager to learn more about human rights in Ethiopia, and they want to participate in a collective activity to show their support. There’s been a lot of attention lately to a report Amnesty just released on human rights violations against the Oromo people. Organizations like The Advocates for Human Rights and Amnesty will be ineffective if they work on their own. The Oromo diaspora, as well as other diaspora communities from Ethiopia, have a critical role to play in leading the way to promoting human rights, justice, and accountability in Ethiopia. The Advocates for Human Rights hopes thatPaving Pathways will lay the groundwork for many more fruitful collaborations. Are you a member of a diaspora community? Do you know people who are living in the diaspora? What steps can the diasporans you know take to improve human rights and accountability in their countries of origin or ancestry? How could Paving Pathways and The Advocates for Human Rights assist them? By Amy Bergquist, staff attorney for the International Justice Program of The Advocates for Human Rights. More posts about the crisis in Ethiopia:
- UN Special Procedures Urged to Visit Ethiopia to Investigate Crackdown on Oromo Protests
- Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Ethiopia
- Ethiopian Government Faces Grilling at UN
- “Little Oromia” Unites to Advocate for Justice and Human Rights in Ethiopia
- Diaspora Speaks for Deliberately Silenced Oromos; Ethiopian Government Responds to UN Review
- Ambo Protests: A Personal Account (reposted from Jen & Josh in Ethiopia: A Chronicle of Our Peace Corps Experience)
- Ambo Protests: Spying the Spy? (reposted from Jen & Josh in Ethiopia: A Chronicle of Our Peace Corps Experience)
- Ambo Protests: Going Back (reposted from Jen & Josh in Ethiopia: A Chronicle of Our Peace Corps Experience)
- The Torture and Brutal Murder of Alsan Hassen by Ethiopian Police Will Shock Your Conscience (by Amane Badhasso at Opride)
- #OromoProtests in Perspective (by Ayantu Tibeso at Twin Cities Daily Planet)
See also more @ http://theadvocatespost.org/2014/11/07/advocating-for-the-rights-of-children-in-ethiopia/ MADDA ODUU SBO/VOL irraa Sadaasa 02,2014 Ilmaan Oromoo Iskaandineviyaatti argaman guyyaa kaleessaa jechuun Sadaasa 01, 2014 Osloo, Norwayitti walitti dhufuudhaan Sadaasa 9 guyyaa yaadannoo FDG waggaa 9ffaa haala bareedina qabuun kabajatanii/yaadatanii oolaniiru.
Oromo Rally at the U.N. to Seek Justice/Freedom for Those Slain/Imprisoned by Ethiopian Regime
Lammiiwwan Oromoo kutaalee United States adda addaa irra har’a kan New Yorkitti argamu waajjira Tokkummaa Mootummootaa fuulletti hiriira nagaa geggeessan. Onokoloolessa 17 Bara 2014. #OromoProtests, 17th October 2014 http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/content/article/2487489.html
Oslo Peaceful Protesters Demand Freedom for Oromo Political Prisoners and Denounce Land-Grabbing in Oromia.
16th October 2014 #OromoProtests
IOYA and The Advocates for Human Rights Representatives at the United Nations Office discussing issues concerning rights of a child in Ethiopia, the recent#Oromoprotests in Oromia and #FreeOromoStudents. Photo Cred: Amy Bergquist On September 26, IOYA leaders co-presented a report on the rights of children in Ethiopia along with the Minnesota-based Advocates for Human Rights at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. During the weeklong engagement, IOYA representatives participated in several meetings discussing human rights issues related to Oromo, spoke at a side event looking at diaspora engagement on human rights (with Ethiopia as a case study) and met with the U.N. Committee in a 2.5 hour, closed-door session. http://www.opride.com/oromsis/news/3775-ioya-shines-spotlight-on-child-right-abuses-in-ethiopia Fuulbaana 15 Bara 2014 Hiriiri Nagaa Mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti Magaalaa Torontooti Geggeeffame. Sept. 15,2014 Demonstration in Toronto by Oromo community to protest the Tyranny of TPLF Ethiopia . #OromoProtests. Fuulbaana 15 Bara 2014 Hiriiri Nagaa Mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti Magaalaa Torontooti Geggeeffame. (suuraa kana olii ilaalaa). Sept. 15,2014 Demonstration in Toronto by Oromo community to protest the Tyranny of TPLF Ethiopia. #OromoProtests. (see above in pictures)
Melbournians Hold a Concert for Oromo Human Rights
(Advocacy for Oromia, 12 August 2014) — The Human Rights Concert for Oromia was held in Ascot Vale, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on August 9, 2014. Bonsen Dhabasa, 10 years old boy who was six months old when his father was arrested; five years old when his mother was imprisoned presented his memoir of persecution account on this Human Rights for Oromia concert in Melbourne. This is our Human Rights Concert. The people coming together as one and uniting against a common enemy! Corrupt power. We are the voice of the people! This is dedicated to those suffering under suppression and Human Rights Abuses. The people on the ground who are treated like collateral damage by those who have vested interests and no concern for human values or human rights! Melbourne’s diverse communities came out to support the Oromo people’s struggle for human rights, and oppose the ongoing human rights violations against Oromo students and civilians by the Ethiopian TPLF regime. The people coming together as one and uniting against a common enemy! Corrupt power. The big message of the day was, “We are the voice of the people!” This is dedicated to those suffering under suppression and Human Rights Abuses. The people on the ground who are treated like collateral damage by those who have vested interests and no concern for human values or human rights! Currently, thousands of Oromo students and civilians are languishing in Ethiopian government’s prisons in connection with #OromoProtests, a movement which opposes the Ethiopian TPLF regime’s Master Plan to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa (Finfinne), and subsequently to dispossess Oromo farmers surrounding Finfinne of their lands, and evict them from their ancestral lands. http://ayyaantuu.com/human-rights/melbournians-hold-a-concert-for-oromo-human-rights/ The Human Rights for Oromia concert held in Melborne, 9th August 2014, #OromoProtests
EthioTube Interview with Oromo Recording Artist Nigusuu Taamiraat on #OromoProtests
Taken from Gadaa.com Hagayya/August 4, 2014 · http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/08/ethiotube-interview-with-oromo-recording-artist-nigusuu-taamiraat-on-oromoprotests/ And also see @http://www.ethiotube.net/video/31591/EthioTube–the-Scene–Interview-with-Artist-Nigussu-Tamrat–Oromo-Protest-in-front-of-the-White-House–August-01-20 #OromoProtests #FreeOromoStudents, 1st August 2014. The above pictures are huge crowd at the Oromo Washington DC rally marching from the white house to State Department, 1st August 2014. #OromoProtests. The day also marking the 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Maccaa & Tuulamaa Movement. http://http://www.siitube.com/oromo-rally-underway-in-dcoromoprotests_58f4159a3.html#.U9u8CBtg7X0.twitter
#OromoProtests: Oromo Peaceful Protest Rally in Washington, DC- August 01, 2014.
#OromoProtests at Ethio-US Business Summit in
July 30, 2014 http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromoprotests-at-ethio-us-business-summit-in-houston-texas/ Appeal Letter to President Barack Obama Following the DC#OromoProtests Solidarity 3-Day Hunger Strike The joint appeal letter of the Oromo Community Organization(OCO) of Washington-DC, OYSA/WWDO and IOWO to President Obama on the Hunger Strike conducted from July 23 – 25, 2014. ——————— President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 RE: Staging Solidarity Hunger Strike to Protest Massacre, Torture, Detention of the Oromo People by the Ethiopian Government Dear Mr. President, On May 9, 2014, the Oromo Community Organization of Washington D.C. Area (OCO), the Oromo Youth Self-help Association (OYSA) and the International Oromo Women’s Organization (IOWO) held a large demonstration in front of the White House and State Department to express our deep concern and outrage about the massacre of Oromo students in April and May, just for peacefully demonstrating against government land grab; some as young as nine years, from Ambo and other towns of Oromia Regional State by the TPLF Aga’azi force and army of the Ethiopian government. Similar demonstrations were held in many state capitals of the United States, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and Africa to condemn the callous crime of the Ethiopian Government. Candlelight vigils were also held in front of the White House on May 22, 2014, and in many states of the U.S. and other countries, at different times, where Oromo communities reside. According to partial reports received, 61 students were shot dead, 903 students are detained and still being tortured. The massacre of Oromo students by the Ethiopian regime is parallel to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre of 69 black people by the Apartheid regime of South Africa for demonstrating against the Pass Law. The blood of the black South Africans led to the abolition of Apartheid and creation of Democratic South Africa with the support of democratic nations of the world. We hope the blood of the innocent Oromo students will not be ignored and left in vain but motivate the leaders of the democratic nations of the West to help bring justice, liberty, peace and democracy in Ethiopia in general and Oromia State in particular. Today, it is estimated that there are more than 50,000 Oromo political prisoners in Oromia in various concentration camps and prisons. Although it is difficult to know exactly how many Oromos have been killed or massacred by the regime, mass graves have been discovered in many places, including Hamaressa in eastern Oromia. The annual reports of the U.S. Department of State and other credible sources regarding human rights abuses in Ethiopia indicate that the Department is familiar with the massive human rights violations that have been committed by the Ethiopian government on the Oromo and other peoples in the country. During our demonstration in May, we submitted appeal letter to the State Department to use their leverage to make a difference in the social, political, and economic crisis perpetrated by the Ethiopian regime against the Oromo people and others in Ethiopia. In response to our appeals, the State Department units handling Ethiopian affairs have jointly granted us audience to discuss the problem of human rights abuse, detentions without warrant, extrajudicial killings, torture, land grab and eviction without appropriate compensation, lack of freedom of expression, right of assembly, justice and democracy. Though they have the information, we have given them additional extensive dimensions of the problem. The State Department has also replied to our appeal letter expressing their concerns about human right abuses in Ethiopia. Similarly, United States Senators, Honorable Al Franken and Honorable Amy Klobuchar representing Minnesota State; and Honorable Patty Murray and Honorable Maria Cantwell representing Washington State have written letters to Secretary Kerry expressing their deep concerns of Ethiopian government violence against its citizens. They asked the Honorable Secretary to use his influence for the respect of rule of law and human rights in Ethiopia. They stressed the Ethiopian Government’s equal treatment of all ethnic groups and implementation of democratic system must be central to their relationship with the United States. A member of the Parliament of Australia also has tabled the Oromo plight in Ethiopia for debate and asked his government for action to curb the Ethiopian government violence against peaceful citizens. – Read More (Ayyaantuu.com) http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/07/appeal-letter-to-president-barack-obama-following-the-dc-oromoprotests-solidarity-3-day-hunger-strike/ #OromoProtests #FreeOromoStudents, 28 July 2014.
Hawaasa Oromoo Roobii dabre irraa eegalanii nyaataa fi dhugaatii lagachuun mormii dhageessisaa jiran.
WASHINGTON, DC (VOA, 25th July 2014) Maaster Plaanii kan magaalee addaa Oromiyaa Finfinnee jala galcha – jedhame mormuuf kanneen hiriira nagaa ba’an barattoota Oromoo irratti tarkaanfii humnoota mootummaan fudhatame – jedhan ajjeechaa, reebichaa fi hidhaa mormuudhaan as Washington DC kanneen jiraatan miseenonni hawaasa Oromoo Roobii dabre irraa eegalanii nyaataa fi dhugaatii lagachuun mormii dhageessisaa jiran. Mootummaan Itiyoophiyaa lammiiwwan isaa irratti miidhaan geessisu hammaatee itti fufee jira- kanneen jedhan – miseensonni hawaasa Oromoo kun masaraa Waayit Haawus fuulleetti nyaataa fi dhugaatii lagachuun mormii geggeessanitti kanneen hirmaatan namoonni gara soddomaa ta’an, kaayyoon isaanii miidhaa uummata isaanii mudataa jiru mootummaa Ameerikaa fi addunyaatti beeksisuu ta’uu dubbatan. Naannoon Masaraa Waayit Haawus bakka tuuristoonni itti heddummaatan waan ta’eef, ergaa keenya lammiwwan Ameeikaa qofa otuu hin taane tuuristoota biyyoota Addunyaa adda addaa irraa dhufanii fi falmitoota mirga dhala-namaa dhaqqabsiifannee jirra – kanneen jedhan – mormitoonni kun, “hedduun isaanii suuraa keenya kaafatanii, barreeffama nu irraa fuudhanii, akka mootummoota biyya biyya isaanitti beeksisanii fi nu waliin dhaabatan waadaa nuuf seenanii jiran”. Qindeessitoota mormii kanaa keessaa, akkasumas, hirmaattota keessaa haga tokko dubbisnee jirra.
Gabaasaa Guutuu Armaa Gaditti Caqasaa
International-Oromo Youth-Association has been invited by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, to attend its Pre-sessional Working Group meeting on September 26 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the situation of child rights in Ethiopia. Earlier this last month, IOYA submitted a report on rights of a child in Ethiopia (Co Author) with The Advocates for Human Rights , Amy Bergquistt . FreeOromoStudents #OromoProtests. #FreeOromoStudents. 18th July 2014.
Dhimma mirga namaa Oromiyaadhaa gadi fageenyaan akka hordofu mootummaan France beeksise
Adoolessa/July 18, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com
#FreeOromoStudents Protest Rally in Berlin, Germany (July 11, 2014)
Members of the Oromo Community in Berlin, Germany, rallied in Berlin, Germany, to call for the immediate and unconditional release of Oromo students languishing in TPLF Ethiopian regime’s prisons (#FreeOromoStudents), and to call for justice for the Oromo civilians murdered by the TPLF regime. http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/07/photos-freeoromostudents-protest-rally-in-berlin-germany-july-11-2014/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM38Leih3Jo Response from US State Department to Oromo Protest in Washington, DC
OYA Press Release on the #FreeOromoStudents Campaign
Seneterootii USA, Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Oromoota Hiriira Bahan ‘Humnaan Itti Dhufe,” Jechaatti Yaaddahanii Ministera Haajaa Alaa Isaaniitti Xalayaa Barreessan Posted by Madda Walaabuu Press on 26th June 2014 Waxabajjii 26, 2014 | VOA Afaan Oromoo
Oromians in Europe staged a solidarity rally in Brussels, Belgium, at the European Parliament on 20th June 2014, to bring awareness about the human rights violations of the TPLF Ethiopian regime on the Oromo people – including the killing of more than 100 Oromo students and civilians, mass imprisonments of thousands of Oromo students as well as expulsions from universities of Oromo students for nonviolently protesting TPLF’s ‘Addis Ababa Master Plan,’ a plan that is designed to annex land from the State of Oromia and evict millions of Oromo farmers around Addis Ababa – both under the pretext of “urban development.’ Here’s the coverage of the rally by the DW/German radio (Amharic).
See more @http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2014/06/the-oromoprotests-solidarity-rally-in-brussels-at-european-parliament/ Sen. Maria Cantwell (L) and Sen. Patty Murray (R) #OromoProtests– USA, Senators from the State of Washington, Sen. Maria Cantwell and Sen. Patty Murray, raised concerns about the Ethiopian government’s crackdown on the nonviolent student-led #OromoProtests movement, which fights to stop the implementation of the Addis Ababa Master Plan, a plan to expand the administrative boundaries of Addis Ababa by annexing land from the State of Oromia, and by evicting millions of Oromo farmers from the Oromian districts adjacent to Addis Ababa – both under the pretext of “urban development. The above is their letter of 19th June 2014 to US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=UU57ZgbBOo7YM6H58MtOIGbQ&v=szt2eSZVohQ Speech on #OromoProtests by Hon. Anthony Byrne, Member of the Australian Parliament. Federal Member for Holt, Australia, on #OromoProtests, 18th June 2014
The Ogaden and Oromo women held a large protest at the Global Summit to end Sexual violence and demanded the recognition of the plights of the Ogaden women and Oromo women. The protesters complained the Rape and sexual violence used as a weapon against Ogaden and Oromo women at the hands of the Ethiopian military.The Oromo and Ogaden Women appealed to the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Julie the especial envoy of the UN High commissioner for Refugees to support the Ogaden women and Oromo women survivors of rape and other abuses who are currently in the Dadaab refugees camp with out any rights. The protesters also asked the International Community to pressure Ethiopian government and make accountable of the Ethiopian officials and military personnel who committed the sexual violence as a weapon of war and terror to intimidate locals. See more @http://oromiatimes.org/2014/06/16/pictures-of-ogaden-women-and-oromo-women-protest-at-the-global-summit-to-end-rape-and-sexual-violence/
“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.” Read @http://amyvansteenwyk.tumblr.com/post/88273995454/gone
#OromoPRotests- Waaqeffannaa Association Condemns Human Rights Violations in Oromia (Melbourne, Victoria, 27 May 2014) – The Waaqeffannaa Association in Victoria Australia (WAVA), a non-profit religious organization incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 in Victoria, condemns the killing, torturing, and arresting of students in Oromia. As religious organisation, we affirm that life is sacred.
#Oromoprotest- Maree Hawaasa Oromo Toronto Haala Si’ana Oromiyaa keessati deemaa jiruu, May 25, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJVnUP3S0-0 #OromoProtests- The Australian Ogaden and Oromo communities have protested outside the New South Wales Parliament against what they say is systematic human rights violations, 22nd May 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7TBpPNkBDU #OromoProtests- Marii Haawaasa Oromo Phoenix, 24 May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CoyiB9clTKc #OromoProtests- London (UK), in front of the Parliament, 23rd May 2014
#OromoProtests– Candle lights vigil at the White House in Washington DC, 22nd May 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4sSNQK8nYM #OromoProtests- Amsterdam, 21st May 2014 #OromoProtests- United Nations, Human Rights. Oromo Community Switzerland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQyX20ahYjA #OromoProtests- Marii dubartoota Oromoo magaalaa Torntoo Caamsaa 21, 2014
#OromiaProtests- ”The master plan is evil plan’.
Marii Biyyaa: RSO fi RHO Hayyoota Oromoo waliin taasise
OromoProtests- Oromo community in Birsbane, Queensland, Australia, 21st May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YpKR3WNgI4s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbiwjG7D_rQ OromoProtests- Solidarity Rally – Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada (18 May 2014) #OromoProtests- Oromians @Parliament House making their voices to be heard by Australian government for atrocity directed by woyane against my people oromo 18th May 2014 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/video/260180035582/Ethiopias-ethnic-community-ask-Australia-to-stop-a?fb_action_ids=888354877857869&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6JewLUjlzI #OromoProtests- OMN news on worldwide Oromo rally, 18th May 2014 #OromoProtests-Another Victory in Minnesota (Minnesotaa keessatti injifannoon lammataa dhagayame) . MN Senate Resolution on Oromo Issue) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Va–IXstAaE&list=UUxDLFJt7VUCgifoAjtvT55Q http://oromopress.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4khoYSqN3Wo #OromoProtests- Ireland
Letter to the Canadian Prime Minister Regarding Massacres of Oromo Students
#OromoProtests, Brooks, Canada, 15th May 2014
#OromoProtests– Northern Norway at Harstad town, 15th May 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pmrjMfdYhmg #OromoProtests, Denver #OromoProtests, Michigan State, 15th May 2014 #OromoProtests- today in Helsinki, Finland. Renowned poet Zelalem Abera in attendance, 15th May 2014
#OromoProtests- (OMN, Atlanta, Georgia, 15 May 2014) – We the Oromo Community of Atlanta, Georgia gather at the CNN Headquarters to demand the Ethiopian government immediately halt all the senseless killings of innocent University students throughout Ethiopia. We ask CNN and its affiliates as trusted and reliable sources of media to launch a diligent and timely investigation on the current crisis in Ethiopia and draw attention to the indiscriminate killings of innocent students. Furthermore, we demand the Obama Administration unequivocally condemn the actions of the Ethiopian Government and urgently take action to end the massacre! Students are being murdered for peacefully protesting against the Addis Ababa Master Plan which would expand the capital city and annex land from farmers in the surrounding area. This planed annexation is in violation of United Nations and African Union Charters on Human Rights. According to reports from trusted sources, since April 25, 2014 as many as 100 civilians have been murdered by government forces. In addition 500 have been injured, while over 5000 students have been detained at unknown camps!
Ethiopia’s violation of human rights has been well known and documented, however, as Oromo’s and United States citizens we can no longer stand by as the future of Oromia (priceless students) are destroyed by gun touting government forces. In addition the recent visit by Secretary of State of John Kerry to show Ethiopia as a model democracy is not only unacceptable it is irresponsible. Mr. Kerry was present in Ethiopia while students were gunned down by Ethiopian forces and he failed to raise awareness on this grave matter. Unfortunately, CNN too failed to cover this important event in East Africa. Therefore, we must raise awareness of the ongoing struggle and we ask CNN, its affiliates, the Obama Administration, and various governing bodies of the world to join us in our fight to end the senseless murder of innocent students. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE AWARENESS!
#CNN 15th May 2014 against TPLF violence to peaceful Oromo students in Oromia.
#OromoProtests Vegas Candlelight vigil, 14th May 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykO_VskYFd8 #OromoProtests, Melbourne, Australia, SBS reports https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VabKdsQ5-jk https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0rfeuOUBWNc By EDITORIAL BOARD OF OromoTV.com
If there is a lesson to be learned from these past few weeks it should be that Oromo’s across the globe have responded to the ongoing threat to annex parts of Finfine (Addis Ababa) with a single and resounding NO. This response has galvanized communities across the globe from San Francisco and Washington DC to Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Jeddah, Melbourne, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, New Zealand, and beyond. It is this sort of galvanized, resounding, and unequivocal NO in support of the farmers as well as the students injured, imprisoned, and murdered by the rogue government forces that may help lead us to the rise of democratic forms of government in the near future.
As the young and old alike unite as Oromo’s without religious, regional, and political differences and in unison join forces among the Diaspora and within Ethiopia we have for lack of a better term tasted the possibility!
The mere fact the Diaspora community protested in more than 30 cities around the world all on the same weekend shows our strength. We will no longer be the sleeping giant. And, as we shed light on the ongoing atrocity we cannot afford to allow the pressure to subside. We have to push forward and sustain the ongoing protests, candlelight vigils, hunger strikes, and so forth. Because in the past we have made the mistake of rallying against abuse by the Ethiopian government, however, within weeks if not days we return to our normal livelihood. This kind of un-sustained pressure has kept us from advancing our cause forward because we make noise and then lay dormant until another despicable crime impacts the greater Oromia State or community at large. However, as we have shown this past weekend we can unite and we certainly can articulate to others the crime our people have suffered for over a century which was recently put on display by Ethiopian government forces when they chose to kill innocent students. What the government did not realize is the level of unity Oromo’s would show across the globe as they voiced their opinion against atrocity. As we speak there are families who continue to lose their young and beloved children to abduction, imprisonment, or bullets by government forces.
So the lesson for all Oromo’s in this dire time when future leaders are slaughtered by government forces is to NOT let this impressive response from the Diaspora community subside. After all, history for the most part was not shaped by individuals, but rather by the actions of much larger number of people who tackle dire circumstances with aggressive passion for change. Therefore, we must fight to sustain this ongoing effort to galvanize support from all over the world. One great example is the house resolution passed on May 9, 2014 in the Minnesota Legislature thanks to the efforts of the “Little Oromia” community who held a rally, candlelight vigil, and above all a massive and exemplary #hungerstrike in solidarity with #oromoprotests. This extraordinary movement showed us we can indeed raise awareness throughout the Diaspora community and bring a much needed change for Oromia. After all, the students killed did not die in vain. They died standing up for their inherent belief that all people regardless of religion, political affiliation, gender, and ethnicity deserve the most basic of human rights; free speech, free press, and above all freedom from a tyrannical government.
As President Obama on his first trip to Africa said, “Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Indeed, what Africa needs and what Oromo’s in Ethiopia and across the globe demand is strong institutions that can both guarantee and ensure the safety and wellbeing of Oromo’s all over Ethiopia, while simultaneously democratic norms are enshrined in the governed and the government. Here in the Diaspora we are fortunate enough to have these basic democratic norms which respect human rights not only recognized by our respective governments, but cherished by all citizens. So why should the Ethiopian government not abide by the most basic principles of humanity? We have to continue to be the voice for the voiceless throughout Oromia and beyond. We have to prove to the Ethiopian government we will no longer standby as they commit these heinous acts. And we will support the ongoing protests throughout Ethiopia at all costs.
After all, their freedom is our freedom! Their suffering is our suffering! Their unmet demand for freedom is our collective demand! Their heroic stand against government forces who abuse, imprison, and kill innocent protesters should also be our collective stand as communities across Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America showed this past weekend. Whether you took part in Minnesota’s various forms of raising awareness, Australia’s rose handout, Seattle’s candlelight, or San Francisco’s small but passionate protest. You are obligated to continue this effort in hopes of maximizing the ongoing effort to demand for our collective stand against the Ethiopian government and its inhumane government forces because “the Addis Ababa Master Plan is a Killer Plan!”
We have the tools like social media, the means, and ultimately the freedom to speak our mind, and the ability to collectively protest across the globe. We owe it to the mothers who will forever yearn for their murdered children, the fathers who will never see their child, and above all the young innocent children who stood in the path of bullets to demand basic human rights. In honor of these heroes and heroines let us NEVER FORGET what has been done to our people for over a century and most importantly the most recent barbaric acts against our future leaders. The days of seeing a free, fair, and democratic Ethiopia are fast approaching so let us NOT STOP short of the ultimate goal!!! Let us continue to sustain our protests, build on our achievements, and find new and creative means to engage all of the Diaspora communities as one single and united OROMO VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS!
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http://www.oromotv.com/sustain-the-movement-in-honor-of-the-heroes-and-heroines/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRt20nPmcn8 #OromoProtests- Oromo Rally in Denver, 13th May 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Y9XM-UJQ8 In solidarity with
#OromoProtests, MN state legislature passing the following resolution: Keith Ellison the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district made statement concerning the injustices going on #Oromostudents; #OromoProtests Rallying in Thousands Across the World, Oromos and Friends of Oromos EXPRESSED SOLIDARITY WITH #OROMOPROTESTS, AND DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR SLAIN OROMO STUDENTS AND CIVILIANS (see more http://gadaa.com/oduu/25891/2014/05/04/photosvideos-the-global-oromo-community-and-friends-of-the-oromo-express-solidarity-with-oromoprotests-and-demand-justice-for-slain-oromos/ http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/videos-oromo-communities-around-the-world-demonstrate-against-tplf-genocide/ #OromoProtests Solidarity Rally in France Urges the Cities of Paris and Lyon to Abstain Support for the TPLF’s Politically-Motivated Addis Ababa Master Plan, Also Appeal Presented to UNESCO
Posted: Caamsaa/May 12, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com
(May 11, 2014) – The Oromo community in France held demonstration in Paris to oppose the controversial master plan to expand Finfine (Addis Ababa) and the mass killing act committed against the Oromos in Ethiopia. The protesters gathered from every corner of the country to the capital (Paris) in front of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and the Ethiopian Embassy.
The protesters expressed their deep condolences by the massacre committed against the innocent students, farmers and urban-dwellers in Oromiya, and urged the French government to stop its diplomatic and professional support and assistance to the dictatorial Ethiopian government. Besides that, they urged the cities of Paris and Lyon to abstain from their roles in Finfine master plan that is politically motivated to uproot our people from their ancestral farmlands in the name of development.
They presented their written appeal* to the Office of the French President, Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Parliament and the Cities of Paris and Lyon to use their diplomatic channels to stop this unpopular and destructive plan.
[read appeal letter: http://gadaa.com/oduu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Human-rights-violations-in-Ethiopia.pdf]
They appealed also to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris for this plan could destroy the natural resources and cultural heritages of the Oromo people. Finally, they vowed to intensify their struggle until our people attain their full human, social and political rights and democracy reign in our country.
Report by Ahmed Abbaa Bulguu
(Demonstration Organizing Committee)
Miseensa koree Hawaasa Oromoo Faransay
(Miseensa Qinddeessituu Hiriiraa)
[* Please click here to read the appeal letter submitted to the different branches of the French government as well as UNESCO, the Ethiopian Embassy in Paris, human rights organizations and media organizations:http://gadaa.com/oduu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Human-rights-violations-in-Ethiopia.pdf ] #OromoProtests in Tel Aviv, Israel @Ethiopian Embassy, 12th May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BRt5y8s6wU4
#OromoProtests candle lights vigil in Kampala, Uganda
#OromoProtests Remembering Oromo Mothers and Candle light Vigil following a prayer by the Oromo Church of the Bay Area. Prayer led by Pastor Guta Yadeta. 11th May 2014
#OromoProtests Candle Lights Vigil in London, UK
11th May 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gygszCCc8fI #OromoProtests, 9th May 2013, Doha
Oromos in Doha ( Qatar) turned the Diamond League competition into protest against Ethiopian regime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RrOnaf1RpDU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-0kj4w5HPk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzXv3ZUCFl0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cb9iAc_S0rM #OromoProtests, 10th May 2014, Manchester, UK #OromoProtests, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9th May 2014 #Oromoprotests Edmonton, Canada #Oromoprotests-Minnesota Churches United for Oromo…three pastors from Our Redeemer Oromo Evangelical Church of Minnesota #OromoProtests, 9th May 2014, Minnesota Worldwide Oromo ralies and Prayer day #OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia 9th May 2014, Paris, France https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UoEWdmM4RaU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_QB2YaQXTs&list=PLMNB_JthHxcCU3N6iOxQldUGudVOL55_e&feature=player_embedded Den Hag, Netherlands (May 9, 2014) Calgary, Canada (May 9, 2014) Las Vegas (May 9, 2014) Melbourne, Australia (May 9, 2014) Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Little Oromia”) (May 9, 2014) Oslo, Norway (May 9, 2014) Rome, Italy (May 9, 2014) Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Little Oromia”) (May 9, 2014) Porltand, Oregon (May 9, 2014) South Africa – Forum (May 9, 2014) Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Little Oromia”) (May 9, 2014) Portland, Oregon (May 9, 2014)
San Francisco, California (May 9, 2014) Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Little Oromia”) (May 9, 2014) http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/advrights/little-oromia-unites-advocate-justice-and-human-rights-ethiopia-0 Washington, DMV (May 9, 2014) Washington, DMV (May 9, 2014) South California (May 9, 2014) Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Little Oromia”) (May 9, 2014) Toronto, Canada (May 9, 2014) The Hague, The Netherlands (May 9, 2014) Denver, Colorado (May 9, 2014) Calgary, Canada (May 9, 2014) Las Vegas, Nevada (May 9, 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J_QB2YaQXTs
Melbourne, Australia, 9th May 2014
#OromoProtests, Sweden, 9th & 10th May 2014
#OromoProtests, Germany, Berlin, 9th May 2014
Summary notes on the Oromo demonstration in Berlin, Germany
Oromos and Oromo friends in Germany flood along the street in the main city of Germany, Berlin, on 9 th of May 2014 in protest against the ongoing mass killing of Oromo students in Oromia by the TPLF/EPRDF regime of Ethiopia. Ogadeni, Sidama and people from Gambela have joind the Oromo rally and showed their unflinching support and solidarity to the Oromo people in the struggle against TPLF led Ethiopian regime. Every observer and partcipant of this rally wittnessed that this rally was the first of its kind in which all oromos and Oromo friends massivelly stood shoulder to shoulder togetherwith greate anger on EPRDF regime. The demonstration started infront of German Chancellor office, Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, and followed to German parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), Platz der Republik 1, then US Embassy, France Embassy, Pariser Platz 5, Hause of EU representative, Unter den Linden 78, British Embassy, Wilhelmstraße 70 – 71, Russian embassy, Unter den Linden 63-65, to the German Foreign affairs Ministry, Werderscher Markt 1, and finally to Alexanderplatz. The rally condemned the fascistic act of the TPLF regime against the defenceless peaceful protestors of Oromo students and urged democratic governments to use their influential leverage in immediately stopping the TPLF regime from further mass killing and hidden brutality. It also demanded to set an independent enquiring commission that investigate into the massacre, mass imprisonment, torture and rape of Oromo students. The demonstrators also urged the International Community to stop giving financial and material aid to the Ethiopian regime, which is using the tax payers money to kill its subjects. The protestors called up on unified act, strengthining of Oromo liberation struggle and unfolding support for Oromo liberation army and Qeerroo(Oromo youth activities). Oromia shall be free!!!! Gumaabas Biyyaa, Berlin, Germany
Oromos and Friends of Oromo in Minnesota Start Hunger-Strike in Solidarity with #OromoProtests and for Justice for Slain Oromo Students and Civilians http://gadaa.com/oduu/26114/2014/05/10/breaking-news-oromos-and-friends-of-oromo-in-minnesota-start-hunger-strike-in-solidarity-with-oromoprotests-and-justice-for-slain-oromo-students-and-civilians/
Statement from United Sidama Parties for Freedom and Justice (USPFJ): the Indiscriminate Killings of Oromo University Students and Civilians by Ethiopian Security Forces Is Deplorable! Posted: Caamsaa/May 8, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com
Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe (UOECE) Denounces the Ongoing Killing, Torturing and Arresting of Oromo Students by Ethiopian Government Forces
The following letter is from the Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe (UOECE).
———— The Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe (UOECE) strongly condemns the ongoing killing of Oromo students by Ethiopian government forces. We are deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives and the mass arrest of our people. The killing of defenceless civilians by live ammunition for no other reason than exercising of their God given right is inhuman, unconstitutional and unacceptable at any international standard. Killing of civilians just for participating in a peaceful rally is a violation of human rights and a crime against humanity. Therefore, we urge the government of Ethiopia to refrain from killing, arresting and torturing of students and innocent civilians. We also urge for the establishment of a neutral body of inquiry in order to bring to justice the perpetrators of this brutal act. We call up on human rights organizations to give due attention to the ongoing situations in Oromia and make known the human rights abuse to the International community. We also request the governments of all peace loving and democratic countries to use their influence on the Ethiopian government to stop killing students and unarmed civilians and to respect its own constitution. During this difficult time, we call up on our churches, fellowships and believers to pray for and stand with the victims and their families in every possible way and advocate for peace and justice. Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe (UOECE) http://gadaa.com/oduu/26264/2014/05/13/union-of-oromo-evangelical-churches-of-europe-uoece-denounces-the-ongoing-killing-torturing-and-arresting-of-oromo-students-by-ethiopian-government-forces/#.U3HzdrDTL0Y.facebook May 8, 2014
Letter to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Jointly from the Oromo Community Organizations of the United States and Oromo Studies Association (OSA)
A Joint Letter of the Oromo Community Organizations of the United States and OSA to Mr. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State.
————————- Date: May 6, 2014 The Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State 2201 C St NW Washington, DC 20520 Re: Ethiopian Government on going violations of human rights and land-grab Dear Mr. Secretary, We, the Oromo Community of Chicago, write this letter to bring to your attention and seek your intervention in the widespread and systematic violation of human rights, discrimination and persecution that Oromo people in Ethiopia are facing. Our heart is bleeding while we tell your good office the Ethiopian government’s continued massacre and shocking suppression of peaceful protesters and journalist continued unabated. These acts of state violence, apart from destroying the targeted society, will cause irreparable damage not only to Oromos and the wider Ethiopia but also the international community’s geopolitical interests in the region over the long run. The Oromo people, the single largest nation in the Horn of Africa, constitute about 40 percent of the population of Ethiopia. The ruling Ethiopian regime came to power following the collapse of the Communist military dictatorship in 1991. The regime is dominated by the former rebel group Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which hails from the Tigray people. The Tigray people approximately constitute about 6 percent of the Ethiopian population and dwell in the barren and over cultivated land of North Ethiopia. The Oromo country, the largest and richest region in Ethiopia, is the breadbasket and the economic backbones of Ethiopia. For Ethiopian elites, who are traditionally the Northerns, maintain a tight grip on the Oromo country. Therefore, in Ethiopia, despite their numeric superiority and richness of their land, the Oromo have always been treated as a minority group, perpetually subjected to political, economic, and cultural depredations and dispossession. Because of their preponderant number, the Tigrayan minority considers the Oromos an existential threat to its political hegemony. For this reason, the TPLF regime is hell-bent on undermining the human, economic, and intellectual capacity of the Oromo people. Repressive measures such as targeted killings, abductions and disappearances, unlawful imprisonments and torture against the Oromo people have been widespread for over two decades. The government denies them freedom of association, press and expression; marginalizes them from political decision-making; stifles and intimidates dissent through invoking arbitrary and draconian laws. Several international organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and International Crisis Group have archived and well-documented scores of these atrocities over the years. Decades old practice of discrimination and persecution of the Oromo people is now translating into a broad day massacre of the country’s young lives on the streets and villages of the Oromo people. Just over the past few days, when Secretary John Kerry visited the country, only in one city, at least 47 young lives perished under the weight of live ammunition fired at peaceful protestors drawn from high schools and Universities. These protests were staged by the students following the government’s so called “Integrated Master Plan” for the city of Addis Ababa. The implementation of this master plan will dislocate and dispossess millions of Oromo farmers off their land. The non-violent protest is facing an extreme and disproportionate level of violence from the government. To date, it has claimed the lives of dozens of students while a greater number of students are seriously injured by government force. Dear Mr. Secretary, We like to stress that this pattern of gross violation of human rights of the Oromo is repeating itself time and again and has become habitual practice. In 2003, over 300 Oromo students were illegally dismissed from the Addis Ababa University because they protested against the decision of the government to relocate the seat of Oromia from Addis Ababa (Finfinnee). The students were banned from schools, their only ticket to life in the country of little opportunity. Most of them ended up in jail and lived incommunicado for a long time. Some of them died crossing border to escape persecution at home. We, the community of the Oromo Community of Chicago, would like to draw your attention to these tragic series of events in the last couple of weeks as we call on you to use your office’s diplomatic and/political influence, resources, and network of friends in order to put pressure on the government of Ethiopia by calling upon it:
- To stop the acts of violence immediately and to stop implementing the so called “Integrated Master Plan”.
- To establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the violation and recommend the remedial measures that need to be taken to restore the victims and to penalize the perpetrator;
- To bring the perpetrators of this atrocious crimes to court to account for their acts of violence;
We also like to call upon you to voice your solidarity with the victims to alert the international community to the events unfolding in Ethiopia. We have faith in you that you will act promptly before the violence and unrest evolve into a full-fledged humanitarian crisis and destabilize the region. Kind Regards, Ibrahim Elemo, M. D, M.P.H President, Oromo Studies Association Email: email@example.com The Joint Letter of the Oromo Community Organizations of the United States and OSA:
- The Oromo Studies Association
- The Oromo Community of Chicago
- The Oromo Community of Ohio
- The Oromo Community of Michigan
- The Oromo Community of Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee
- Oromo Community of Kentucky
- The Oromo Community of Seattle
- The Oromo Community of South Dakota
- The Council of Oromo Elders of Minnesota
- The Oromo Community of Denver
- The Oromo Community of Atlanta
- The Oromo Diaspora Association of New York
Oromo-Canadian Community Association Waladaya Hawaasa Oromoo-Kanadaa 94 Kenhar Dr. Suite # 3 Toronto, Ontario, M9L1N4 Tel: (416) 767 8784 Fax: (416) 767 7223 www.oromocanadian.org
May 3, 2014
The Right Honorable Stephen Harper Prime Minister 80 Willington Street Ottawa, On K1A0A2
Dear Prime Minister,
We, members of the Oromo-Canadian Community Association, are outraged with the Ethiopian government recent onslaught on the Oromo students who have been peacefully demonstrating against the so called ‘Master Plan of the City of Addis Ababa.’
For the last two weeks, Oromo students at various universities across the Regional State of Oromia, Ethiopia, have been staging demonstrations against the ‘Master Plan’ due for implementation. Using their democratic rights, the students have been legally and peacefully demonstrating within and around their respective university campuses against the plan that will uproot the Oromo communities residing in towns surrounding the City of Addis Ababa.
This plan is highly contested on the ground that it contravenes the constitutional rights of the people of Oromia. The immediate political, economic, and social impact on the communities slated for evictions will be enormous; that it will erode their political rights and expose them to abject poverty like those who have already been dispossessed of their land and ended up in the city slums with no means of living.
Voicing this concern of the Oromo society, the students began opposing the plan in various forms one of which is demonstration. While the demonstration of students against the plan is within the bound of their democratic rights, it did not sit well with the Ethiopian government – the government that has been notoriously known for its zero tolerance to any opposition during the last 23 years of its reign. In the last couple of days, crafting its usual bogus pretext, the government has launched its crackdown on the students. Alleging that the ‘students are against development’, it has dispatched to university campuses in Ambo, Adama, Walaga, Robe, Jima, Haramaya, Dire Dawa, Metu, and Finfinne (Addis Ababa) its elite security force drawn predominantly from Tigray Region, the ‘Agazi Special Security Force’ known for its brutality, to quash the rightful opposition of the Oromo students.
Now credible reports from back home reveal that the Agazi force has embarked on its terrorizing mission. In a broad daylight, in just the last two days, they cold-bloodedly murdered many students and unarmed residents of the various towns who were attempting to shelter students escaping from brutal beating and mass arrest by the Agazi force. As the killing rampage has not relented, it is very hard to provide the exact death toll. We know for sure, in Ambo alone, BBC reported the death of 47 students and residents of the city. At Harmaya and Mada Walaabu universities similar killings have been reported.
To fully subdue the students and muzzle their voice against injustice, the government force has continued with its campaign of mass arrest, torture, and killing spree at various campuses throughout Oromia. The situation is now exceedingly dire. We fear that it could escalate to a level that gravely threatens the lives of the students.
With independent local and international media totally banned by the Ethiopian regime, we are concerned that the heinous crimes that the regime commits could go unnoticed by the international community. With its abysmal record of human rights abuse that parallels few in the world and yet facing no consequence from the international community, the regime will undoubtedly continue perpetrating atrocities on citizens with dissenting views.
The Ethiopian regime has a history of repeatedly committing heinous crimes. The type and scale of the crimes it has perpetrated on the people of Oromia and other ethnic groups during its 23 years of reign are well documented by prominent international human rights organizations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. With no consequences for its actions from the international community, the regime is emboldened to continuously trample upon the rights of citizens.
It is this Ethiopian regime, one devoid of democratic ethos and respect for human rights, which the Government of Canada financially supports with no string attached. Canadian tax payers deserve better. Aids from the Canadian Government should not sustain the Ethiopian regime that has total disregard for democratic values and the rule of law.
We appeal to you and your government to weigh the actions of the Ethiopian regime and use your good office to exert an appropriate pressure on the rulers of Ethiopia to play by the rule of law and stop terrorizing citizens who voice legitimate concerns. We feel strongly that Canada with its global reputation as a defender of human rights has the high moral authority to raise the issue of human rights with the Ethiopian regime.
For Abebe Challaa Hordofa Gussa President of the Oromo-Canadian Community Association
CC: The Honorable Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition Mr. Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Ms. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
http://gadaa.com/oduu/26040/2014/05/08/oromo-canadian-community-association-open-letter-to-the-prime-minister-of-canada/#.U2sga5UtmuY.facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jsbCz9koswM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsbCz9koswM (Seattle, Washington, 6 May 2014) – We the Oromo Community of Seattle, Washington demand the Ethiopian government immediately halt all the senseless killings of innocent University students throughout Ethiopia. Furthermore, we demand the Obama Administration unequivocally condemn the actions of the Ethiopian Government and urgently take action to end the massacre! Students are being murdered for peacefully protesting against the Addis Ababa Master Plan which would expand the capital city and annex land from farmers in the surrounding area. This planed annexation is in violation of United Nations and African Union Charters on Human Rights. According to reports from trusted sources, since April 25, 2014 as many as 100 civilians have murdered by government forces. In addition 500 have been injured, while over 5000 students have been detained at unknown camps! Ethiopia’s violation of human rights has been well known and documented, however, as Oromo’s and United States citizens we can no longer stand by as the future of Oromia (priceless students) are destroyed by gun touting government forces. In addition the recent visit by Secretary of State of John Kerry to show Ethiopia as a model democracy is not only unacceptable it is irresponsible. Mr. Kerry was present in Ethiopia while students were gunned down by Ethiopian forces and he failed to raise awareness on this grave matter. Therefore, we must raise awareness of the ongoing struggle and we ask you to join us in our fight to end the senseless murder of innocent students. THANK YOU FOR HELPING RAISE AWARNESS!
OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia Seattle Rally, 7th May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZLX4yGNkgVU #OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia
#Norway Rally Members of the Oromo community organised a protest in front of the Arab League in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Wednesday to denounce the killing of Oromo protesters in Ethiopia last week. Dozens of the Oromo protesters demanded the Arab League, African Union and the United Nations intervene in the situation in Ethiopia’s Oromo state, where tens of ethnic Oromos were killed last week in protests over the expansion of the capital Addis Ababa. Ethnic Oromo students have been protesting since April against the Ethiopian, who they accuse of intending to displace farmers from their territories in the capital of Addis Ababa through plans to develop and urbanise the city. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/100727/Egypt/Politics-/Ethnic-Oromos-protest-in-Cairo-over-violence-in-Et.aspx #OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia
#Cairo, Egypt Rally 7th May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=71cRF1jPCBQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LYqBjKESXdQ #OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia
#Chicago Rally 6th May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kdDYZ75FkVs #OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia
#USA, DC Rally 6th May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kdDYZ75FkVs #OromoProtests Washington DC happening now. Kids tell TPLF ” Killing Oromos never stop the Oromo struggle” 6th May 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CoyiB9clTKc #OromoProtests Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Oromia
6th May 2014 in London (UK) in front of the Parliament. Aljazeera English and Arabic on the scene. Caamsaa/May 6, 2014 · Gadaa.com Oromo Diaspora Mobilizes to Shine Spotlight on Student Protests in Ethiopia The Oromo Community of Minnesota hall was packed yesterday afternoon. Twice we scooted our chairs forward to make room for the crowds at the back; our knees were pressed up against the backs of the chairs in front of us. And when community members took the microphone, we could hear a pin drop. People I spoke with said the turnout and show of unity was unprecedented. The Oromo diaspora in Minnesota was gathering together to develop strategies to show support for the student protests that have been breaking out over the past two weeks in their homeland. Who are the Oromo people? The Oromo people are near and dear to my heart. I learned about them first-hand when I taught social studies for English Language Learners at Minneapolis South High School. Most of my ELL students were newly arrived refugees from Ethiopia. But many bristled at being called “Ethiopians.” They identified themselves as Oromos, and their homeland was Oromia—the largest of nine federal states in Ethiopia. The Oromos are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, and there are Oromos in northern Kenya and parts of Somalia as well. Oromos speak Oromiffa, or Afan Oromo, a Cushitic language that shares approximately 35% of its vocabulary with Somali. Approximately 47% of Oromos are Muslim, and a similar percentage are Christian. As a civics teacher, I was fascinated to learn that the Oromo people had a sophisticated traditional system ofdemocratic governance called the Gadaa system. The Oromo people have long faced persecution from the Ethiopian Government and in Ethiopian society. In fact, one of the reasons I decided to leave teaching and become a human rights lawyer was to try to play a role in stemming the systematic human rights abuses that had driven my refugee students away from their homelands. The Advocates for Human Rights highlighted some of the persecution that Oromos face in astakeholder report for the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia, which takes place tomorrow in Geneva. Oromo students are mobilizing for change in Oromia Last month, the Ethiopian Government announced a controversial “Integrated Development Master Plan for Addis Ababa.” The Ethiopian capital, which Oromos call Finfinnee, is surrounded by the state of Oromia. The Master Plan would expand the territory of Addis Ababa, annexing thousands of hectares of Oromia’s fertile agricultural lands, and then selling or leasing them to commercial agricultural enterprises. Oromo students sounded the alarm about the Master Plan, recognizing that it would displace Oromo farmers and leave them without a livelihood or access to their traditional lands. Students have been staging protests at 12 universities in Oromia. Last week, federal special forces opened fire on what seems to have been a peaceful student demonstration at Ambo University. The government has confirmed 11 fatalities, but people on the ground say the toll is closer to 50. The Ethiopian government asserts that the protests have been led by “anti-peace forces.” One Oromo diasporan based in London told me that his sister fled Meda Welabu University in Oromia on Sunday after military forces took control from the local police and then began beating students. She saw one student killed. Students in several universities have been under lock-down, ordered confined to their dormitory rooms and not allowed to leave campus. There are reports that officers come through the dorms at night and arrest people. One female student leader is being kept incommunicado, raising concerns that she is being ill-treated. At transportation check-points, officials check passengers’ identification and detain people with student IDs. Students who have fled are not allowed back on campus. Getting the word out: The power of remote monitoring Ethiopia has one of the most restrictive governments in the world. There are no independent local media organizations. No Ethiopian non-governmental organizations work openly on controversial human rights issues, and international human rights groups have been expelled from the country. In these circumstances, it’s nearly impossible to safely conduct human rights monitoring on the ground. Oromos in the diaspora have expressed frustration that major international human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have been silent about the protests. Remote human rights monitoring is a critical tool for diaspora communities like the Oromo who want to show support for and solidarity with human rights defenders on the ground in their countries of origin. In 2009, The Advocates published a report based on a remote fact-finding project here in Minnesota called Human Rights in Ethiopia: Through the Eyes of the Oromo Diaspora. The report has been used for advocacy at the United Nations and in support of applications for asylum. In our new toolkit, Paving Pathways for Justice & Accountability: Human Rights Tools for Diaspora Communities, we expanded on the human rights monitoring we did with the Oromo diaspora to develop an entire chapter on remote monitoring strategies. Oromo diaspora mobilizes to conduct remote monitoring Over the past two weeks, the Oromo diaspora has mobilized to shine an international spotlight on the protests. Like many diaspora groups, Oromos outside of Ethiopia maintain contacts with friends and family “back home,” some of whom have been victims of police violence or have witnessed events. Through telephone calls, text messages, email, and social media, Oromos in the diaspora have their fingers on the pulse of the student protest movement in Oromia. The Oromo diaspora has been buzzing on social media, quickly adopting the #OromoProtests hashtag to allow people around the world to follow and contribute to the remote monitoring process. People are posting photos of victims on twitter and uploading video of some of the demonstrations to YouTube. The Oromos I’ve talked to have also recommended following certain prominent Oromos on facebook and twitter who have the trust of Oromos on the ground and feed them breaking news. Ayantu Tibeso has compiled a list on facebook of ways that diasporans can support the Oromo protests and get involved in raising awareness. Paving Pathways includes an appendix on effective human rights advocacy using social media platforms, and the Oromo diaspora is deploying many of these tactics. I’ll be using one of my favorite social media strategies—live tweeting—during the UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia tomorrow morning. The Oromo diaspora also has more traditional media, including the newly launchedOromia Media Network, Oromo Voice Radio, as well as diaspora blogs and news websites like Gadaa.com, Ayyaantuu New Online, and O-Pride. These media have helped consolidate information into useful posts, first-hand accounts, and broadcasts for people who are unable to keep up with the flurry of activity on twitter, facebook, and YouTube. And they have started a more systematic effort to verify reports of deaths and injuries, maintaining lists of victims and connecting photos with dates and locations. The diaspora’s efforts are beginning to get traction with mainstream media, with some initial coverage from the BBC, Voice of America, Think Africa Press, and an editorial piece in Al Jazeera America. Human Rights Watch just published a statement. A Minnesota-based radio program called Reflections of New Minnesotans just released apodcast of a show it did with two members of the Oromo diaspora talking about recent developments in Oromia. Momentum is building, and Oromos in the diaspora are pressing mainstream media and human rights organizations to raise visibility on the issues. They’re planning protests around the world on Friday, May 9. But diasporans who want to pitch stories and lobby policymakers will need to undertake careful remote monitoring to find receptive audiences. With the restrictions on civil society in Ethiopia, reporters, lawmakers, human rights organizations outside of the country will need to work with the Oromo diaspora to verify sources and confirm reports coming out of Oromia. This post is the first in a four-part series about human rights in Ethiopia. Part 2 will highlight Tuesday’s Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia at the United Nations. Part 3 will explore the Oromo diaspora’s strategies for showing solidarity with the Oromo students while pushing for human rights and holding perpetrators accountable for the violence against peaceful demonstrators. Part 4 will tell the stories of Oromos in the diaspora who have spoken with friends and family members on the ground in Oromia about events over the past two weeks. If you are an Oromo diasporan who has talked to people on the ground who are involved in the protests, facing restrictions on their freedom of movement or freedom of speech, or have other first-hand information, and you’d like to share what you’ve heard for an upcoming blog post, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-612-746-4694. By Amy Bergquist, staff attorney for the International Justice Program of The Advocates for Human Rights. http://gadaa.com/oduu/25944/2014/05/06/oromo-diaspora-mobilizes-to-shine-spotlight-on-student-protests-in-ethiopia/#.U2hVNkSG1iU.facebook http://theadvocatespost.org/
Oromian Voices: Current Affairs, News, Views, Analysis and Entertainment from Oromia Media Network, Madda Walaabuu and Other Various sources. #Oromia. #Oromo August 13, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in 10 best Youtube videos, 25 killer Websites that make you cleverer, African Music, Oromian Voices, Oromiyaa, Oromo and the call for justice and freedom, Oromo Artists, Oromo Culture, Oromo First, Oromo Identity, Oromo Media Network, Oromo Music, Oromo Nation, Oromummaa.
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Oromo Recording Artist Galaana Gaaromsaa Releases New Music Album “Ilmaan Hayyootaa” August 13, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in African Beat, African Music, Oromo Artists, Oromo Music.
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Oromo Recording Artist Galaana Gaaromsaa Releases New Music Album “Ilmaan Hayyootaa” | Also Available in Digital Music Stores
Galaana Gaaromsaa’s new album “Ilmaan Hayyootaa” is available in digital stores; check out iTunes for “Galaana Gaaromsaa” for now …
Qeerroo: Konsertii fi Eebbi Albami Haaraa Arsits Galaana Gaaromsaa “ILMAAN HAYYOOTAA” Jedhu Bakka Uummanni Oromoo 3000 Ta’u Sirna Howwaan Finfinnee Keessatti Eebbifame
Eebba aalbama Artist Galaana Gaaromsaa magaalaa Finfinee naannoo Caffee Araaraatti Hagayya 9, 2015 ta’een manguddoonnii fi dargaggoonni Oromoo sabboontoti 3000 itti tilmaaman irratti argamuun haala aja’ibsiisaa ta’een eebbifamee jira.
Eebba kana irratti sabboontoti Oromoo fi aartisotooti Oromoo hedduun argamuun guddina afaanii fi aadaan Oromoo kanaan kan nu gahe qabsaawota lafeefii dhiiga akkasumas lubbuu itti wareeganii asiin nu gahe hedduu galateeffatna jechuun dhaamsota jajjaboo guddaa dabarsanii jiru.
Keessummoota argaman gaazexxessaa Ibraahim Haajii aragamanii haasaa ijaaraa fi onnachiisaa taasanii jiru.
Yeroo konsertii fi eebbaa Albama kana irratti sabboonti Oromoo argamanii aadaa fi eenyummaa saba Oromoof gumaacha taasisanitti ergamtooti sirna abbaa irree Wayyaanee ammo dhimmi diaspora jechuun akkaataa itti uummata Oromoo qorqalbii cabsan irratti mariyachaa turan. || Qeerroo.org
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OROMIA: BERISA DEBERE:GEERERSA: OROMOO BULCHISNI GADAA DHAA (NEW AFAN OROMO OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO 2015) August 13, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in African Beat, African Music, Oromo Music.
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Geerar geerar nan jedhuu
An maalan geeraraa
Ano Jaadan leelalaa
Namni yaadan leelalu
Akkamiin ha geeraruu
Adiin addaatee gule,
Roorroon nama irra ture,
Lubbuu lammiitti hiixataa
Roorroo koo ya farrisaa
Turi ammaa si fannisaa
Leenca keenya dhaadatuu
Warra qawwee baadhatuu
Warra diina qolatuu
Waaqoo Guutuu waamuuree
Taaddasaa Birruu waamuu
Abbishee Garbaa waamuu
Abbaa Jifar waamuu
Elemoo qilxuu waamuu
Jedhaniitu odeessu kaa
Du’anii baduu saanii,
Garaa na bobeessu kaa
Iyyoolee ya roobaa
Yonnaa roobni roobuu,
Dhagaa jalli addaatee
Yonnaa goonni cooquu,
Garaan na hammaatee……
Akuukkutti hin hidhatanii,
Gorsheen laggatti galtii
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Oromoon tokko ta’ee,
Sirna Gadaa deeffatee
Qabeenya isaatiin ajajee,
Ufii isaatiin uf bushee
Isho Obboo koo………….
Kan itti aanu immoo dhaggeeffadhaa….
Oromo Week 2015/North America Oromummaa Week: The 2015 OSFNA Oromo Sports and Cultural Festival Conducted in Minnesota, Minneapolis (August 1-8). Torbaan Oromoo Minisootatti Geggeeffamaa Ture Milikiin Xumurame. August 13, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Oromo Sport, Oromummaa.
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The eventful 2015 Oromummaa Week in North America colorfully celebrated from 1st to 8 August 2015 in DC and Little Oromia (Minnesota). The events were marked by conferences, OSFNA Oromo Sports and cultural shows.
Ayyaana Torbaan Oromoo Minisootatti Geggeeffamee Ture. OMN irraa caqasaa:-
Qophiin Torban Oromoo Ameerikaa Kaabaa milkiin xumurame
(OMN:Oduu Hag.10,2015) Torban Oromoo Hagayya 1 haga 8 bara 2015 Minisootaa keessatti kabajamaa ture haala gaariin xumurameera.
Hirmaattonni ayyaana kanarraa qooda fudhatan akka dubbatanitti, torbaan Oromoo kun, walitti dhufeenyaa fi tokkummaa hawaasa Oromoo biyyoota ambaa keessa jiraniif caarraa guddaa uumeera jedhan.
Ameerikaa kutaa bulchiinsa Minnesootaa magaalaalee lakkuu keessatti, torbaan Oromoo jalqabamee ture, haala gaariin xumuramee jira.
Hawaasni Oromoo biyyoota adda addaa irraa heddumminnaan torbaan Oromoo kana irraa qooda kan fudhatan yoo ta’u, inni kun walitti dhufeenya hawaasa keenyaa daran kan cimsuudha jedhan.
Torban Oromoo Minnesootatti geggeffamee ture kun, caarraa namoota wal arguu fi wal baruudhaa uumee jira kan jedhan hirmaattonni kun, halli kun gara fuula durattis cimee akka itti fufuu qabu dubbatanii jiru.
Hawaasni Oromoo biyyoota akka Awustiraaliyaa, Awurooppaa, Kanadaa fi Oromiyaa dhufuun, torbaan Oromoo kana irraa qooda kan fudhatan yoo ta’u, Ameerikaa kutaalee bulchiinsa hedduu irraallee heddumminnaan argamanii jiru.
Haala gara garaatiin dhalattoonni Oromoo biyya isaanii irraa bahanii biyyoota ambaa keessa jiraatan, torbaan Oromoo kun, jaalala, tokkummaa fi wal barumsa guddaa akka uumeef itti gammadanii jiru.
Hawaasni Oromoo biyyoota gara garaa irraa dhufan akka himanitti, simannaa hawaasni Oromoo Minnesootaa keessa jiraatan isaaniif taasisanitti gammaduun, Minnesootaan bu’uura tokkummaa hawaasa keennaati jedhan.
Walitti dhufeenyaa fi, jalalalli ummata keenyaa, yeroo gara yerootti dabalaa jira kan jedhan hirmaattonni kun, inni kun mallattoo tokkummaa saba keenyaa kan agarsiisuudha jedhan.
Torbaan Oromoo Minnesotatti, Hagayya 1 haga 8 bara 2015tti kan geggeffame yoo ta’u, torbaan Oromoo kun, jaalalaan kan jalqabamee fi, gammachuudhaan kan xumuramee ta’uun beekkamee jira.
Powered with Youth Leadership and Volunteers, the 19th OSFNA Oromo Sports & Cultural Festival Rises with Time | Celebrate #OromoWeek2015 in Little Oromia (August 1-8, 2015)
It is not an exaggeration to say that the OSFNA annual Oromo Sports and Cultural Festival is the biggest celebration of Oromummaa, outside of Oromia. Kicked off in Toronto, Canada, in 1996 with a handful of soccer teams from around North America, the OSFNA annual Oromo Sports and Cultural Festival today has become a national icon of Oromo sportsmanship and cultural identity. Since the Twin Cities in Minnesota (Minneapolis and St. Paul), also coined as “Little Oromia,” have the largest Oromo population outside of the Horn of Africa, “Little Oromia” has become the most favorite host for the OSFNA annual festival, though other cities in North America had also been given the chance to host the festival over the years.
This year, too, “Little Oromia” will host the OSFNA festival from August 1 to August 8. During this week-long festival, members of the Oromo community in Minnesota as well as visitors from around the globe celebrate Oromummaa (being of the Oromo nation) with passion. Customarily, the City Councils of the Twin Cities also acknowledge the positive contributions of the OSFNA festival to the local diversity and economy by declaring the week-long festival an “Oromo Week,” thus the hashtag #OromoWeek2015 represents the OSFNA week-long Oromo Sports and Cultural Festival in “Little Oromia.” The OSFNA festival is also a moment for other civic activities, such as OLF meetings and campaign stops by Minnesotan politicians (for instance, Sen. Al Franken made a campaign stop at the OSFNA 2014 festival to help drive votes for his senatorial election).
Over the years, the OSFNA festival has shown great improvements with depth and breadth, especially since the election of the new youth leadership in 2014. Armed with the youth leadership and tens of other young volunteers from around North America, OSFNA – more than anything – is a venue where the dispersed Oromo community around the globe comes to connect to home away from home. With the increasing Oromo Diaspora population, OSFNA’s rise with time is a testament of the commitment of the leadership as well as the volunteers.
This year’s OSFNA events include men’s soccer, women’s soccer and the Abebe Bikila Legacy Race, which is a 2-mile running competition in honor of the Greatest Oromo Olympian and Barefoot Marathoner Abebe Bikila.
South Sudan Political Parties call for replacement of mediators from Ethiopia and Sudan August 11, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in South Sudan.
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The Political Parties Leadership Forum has called upon IGAD to replace some of its mediators.
The PPLF, which is headed by President Salva Kiir, was formed in 2010 after a national dialogue to unite leaders of all the political parties.
The PPLF says Ethiopia and Sudan should be removed from the mediation process.
It says the Compromise Agreement proposed by IGAD Plus is subjected to personal and national commercial interests from these two countries.
In statement, the group says it doubts that mediators from these countries can contribute to a genuine peace in South Sudan because their own countries are in conflicts.
The Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Dr Martin Elia Lomoro, spoke on behalf of the PPLF chairman.
“It is now our conclusion therefore that for peace to return to South Sudan, the entire IGAD Mediation team must be reconstituted,” Dr Lomoro said.
“While General Lazarus Sumbweyio may be acceptable, definitely Seyoum Mesfin and Mohammed Ahmed Mustaffa El-Daby must be replaced.”
The statement comes days after negotiators returned to Addis Ababa for the fourth round of peace talks.
Dr Martin Elia said the venue of the talks should also be relocated to Tanzania, Rwanda or South Africa.
“Not only that, but the venue of the peace talks be equally relocated to a country that has a rudimentary democracy and no rebellion,” he added.
He argued that these countries have a history of successful emersion from conflicts and would be good examples for South Sudan.
Other parties that are also members of the PPLF include the SPLM-DC, headed by Dr Lam Akol, the United Democratic Front, among others.
This group, now under the umbrella group known as the National Alliance, has disagreed with the government on key issues in the peace process, including the proposed Compromise Agreement.
Members of the national alliance were not at the press conference where the PPLF called for change of the IGAD mediators.
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Ethiopia Deports South Sudan Cabinet Affairs Minister
By Radio Tamazuj,
Agroup of pro-government political parties headed by South Sudan’s Cabinet Affairs Minister Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro have been deported from Ethiopia in response to Juba preventing opposition leader Lam Akol from traveling to the Addis Ababa talks.
Elia and his group traveled to Addis Ababa with the government delegation last week to participate in the peace talks, but Akol, who leads a group of independent opposition parties, said he was prevented from boarding his flight minutes before takeoff on orders of President Salva Kiir.
Speaking on Sunday at a hotel in Juba, Elia said an IGAD administrator approached his delegation hours after they arrived in Addis Ababa and told them arrangements were made for them to return to South Sudan the next day.
Elia said the administrator showed them a document reading: “unless Dr Lam Akol is allowed to travel with his delegation, the IGAD mediators reject your participation and have directed us to inform you accordingly.”
The minister in Kiir’s cabinet said IGAD was not fully informed about what happened to Lam in Juba. He claimed that Akol was requested to obtain clearance and wait for travel permit from authorities but refused to wait. Akol said a police official prevented him from boarding the plane.
“Why didn’t the IGAD mediators prevent the government delegation from traveling because it was the government not political Parties which Prevented Dr. Lam Akol from traveling?” Elia also charged.
Elia accused IGAD of bias against Kiir’s government, and urged the venue of the peace talks move to either Tanzania, Rwanda, or South Africa.
“The attitudes of the IGAD mediators seem to favour groups both internal and external that are opposed to the democratically elected government of South Sudan in fulfillment of their regime change agenda,” he accused.
“It is now our conclusion that for peace to return to South Sudan the entire IGAD mediation team must be reconstituted. While [Kenyan] General Lazarus Sumbeiywo may be acceptable definitely,Seyoum Mesfin [of Ethiopia] and Mohammed Ahmed Mustaffa El Daby [of Sudan] must be replaced,” he said.
He said the two latter countries are undemocratic and have their own rebels so are unfit to negotiate peace in South Sudan.
This is the latest incident in an ongoing power struggle within the “political parties” group of stakeholders meant to participate in the peace talks between Akol’s group of opposition parties and Elia’s group parties which have joined the government.
Last year IGAD deported Elia’s associate Martin Tako from Ethiopia. Tako had claimed to represent the political parties after South Sudanese authorities prevented Lam from traveling to Addis Ababa during a previous round of talks.
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Oromia Insight: #Oromo Voice Radio. #Africa August 11, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in 10 best Youtube videos, 25 killer Websites that make you cleverer, Oromia Satelite Radio and TV Channels.
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Oromia Insight Prof Hamdesa The mythical Ethiopia and the real Ethiopia Part One
Oromia Insight (OVR): PART-2 – Conversation with Legal Experts Dr. Awol Allo and Tsegaye R. Ararssa on the Speech of Abay Tsehaye & Implications
This week (23rd February 2015), Aliye Geleto, the host of OVR English Program, Oromia Insight, talks to two Special Legal Experts: Dr. Awol Allo and Tsegaye R. Ararssa on the Speech of Abay Tsehaye & Implications.
Dr. Awol Allo is LSE Fellow in Human Rights at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Department of Sociology. He holds degrees from Addis Ababa University (LLB) and the University of Notre Dame (LLM, International Human Rights Law), and completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow; and Mr. Tsegaye R. Ararssa is Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Graduate Research Student at the University of Melbourne. http://advocacy4oromia.org/2015/02/25/oromia-insight-ovr-conversation-with-two-legal-experts/
The UN Sustainable Development Goals Should Not Pave The Way To The Further Marginalization of Indigenous Peoples. August 10, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Indigenous People, Oromia, Oromo.
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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post 2015 Development Agenda seems to aspire to “Leave no one behind,” Yet, the process is in jeopardy of excluding Indigenous Peoples from the agenda. Ironically, while traditional Indigenous Territories “encompass up to 22 percent of the world’s land surface” and “coincide with areas that hold 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity,” the post-2015 development agenda is poised to repeat the broken promises of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the world’s Indigenous Peoples. The UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved with the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of post-2015 development agenda and the political will of States to respect and implement our rights.
In this case, the UN system should not remain neutral. Unless the current trends continue to render us…
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Legatum Institute Africa’s Prosperity Ranking: Botswana is the most prosperous country in Africa August 10, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
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ETHIOPIA HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST PERFORMERS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & OPPORTUNITY RANKINGS (30/38) EDUCATION (29/38), SAFETY & SECURITY (31) AND SOCIAL CAPITAL (29/38).
Going beyond economic indicators, the Legatum Institute 2014 index examines a group of sub-indices in the crucial areas of Education, Governance, Health, Safety & Security, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Personal Freedom, and Social Capital.
The new research (Published August 2015) has ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to Botswana, the diamond-rich country in southern Africa.
As well as posting a relatively high per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $15,176, Botswana also fared well in terms of governance, education and personal freedom. As the country spends 8% of its GDP on education, it is among the biggest proportional spenders in the world according to the World Bank. This is the third year in a row that Botswana has topped the index.
In contrast, the Central African Republic was the lowest ranked country on the continent. The country, which has a per capita GDP of $584, has seen increasing violence since the end of 2012, and only 21.5% of the population have access to sanitation according to the prosperity index.
Top in the index:
Botswana, South Africa, Morocco, Namibia, Tunisia, Algeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Burkina Faso and Senega.
Bottom in the index:
Ethiopia, Liberia, Sudan, Angola, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Congo (DR), Chad and Central African Republic
The report points out that education plays a critical role in empowering people and increasing the potential for citizens to contribute economically and politically.
The report considers that entrepreneurship is critical for both income and well being. But in Africa, few nations are realizing their potential in this area as women’s contributions to business are inhibited by cultural barriers, lack of access to finance, little support from families as well as limited access to social networks.
The report also warns “As African economies grow, a chief concern for many governments is how to ensure that the fruits of growth benefit a majority of the population and contribute to true long term prosperity.”
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Oromoo Lafa Abba Isaatirraa Buqqisuun Balaa Dhalicha August 8, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
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Misoomni, akkuma biyyoota guddatan keessatti argamutti barbaachisumman isaa wali nama waan gaafachiisu natti hin fakkattu. Misoomni biyyoota guddatan keessatti gaggeeffamu kan ummata mar’achiisuu fi dur-duubee (sustainability) akka qabaatutti karoorfama. Misoomni fedhii fi ilaalicha ummataa hubanna keessa hin galichine,umriin isaa gabaabadha. Armaan dura biyya Itoophiyaa keessatti mootummaan Darguu humnaan Oromoo fi ummatoota Itoophiyaa biraa fedhii isaanii malee lafa irraa buqqisuudhaan misooma adda adda gaggeessa akka ture yaadannoo yeroo dhihooti. Haa ta’uu malee, misoomni sun hundi gaafa Darguun kufu, ummatnumma itti bahuudhaa qabeenya san mancaase. Kun kan agarsiisu, gaafa misoomni sunniin karoorfaman, fedhii fi yaadni ummata akka hubanna keessa hin gallee namatti mul’isa. Ummatni, tajaajila adda addaa kan akka woldaalee misooma (Farmers’ Cooperative Associations), woldaalee tajaajila kennan (Service institutions), kkf hunda qabeenya isaan kan dhaabbattaa dabalatee ummatni mancaasutti ka’e. Kanaaf ragaan ummatuma, mootumman Woyyanees haala beeka. Asirraa maal baruun danda’ama?
- Misoomni fedhii fi yaada hawaasa naannoo hubanna keessa hin galichine, dur-duubni isaa…
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OROMIA: THEORIZING OROMUMMAA August 7, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Oromummaa.
Tags: Africa, Freedom as a development goal, Oromia, Oromummaa, Prof Asafa Jalata, Theorizing Oromummaa
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By Asafa Jalata, Professor of Sociology, Africana Studies, and Global Studies at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
The main purpose of this paper is to theorize Oromummaa by conceptualizing it on different levels and offering theoretical insights and critical analysis of the Oromo national movement in relations to the struggles of other colonized and oppressed peoples.[i] Theorizing and conceptualizing Oromummaa specifically in relation to the ideological problem[ii] of the Oromo nation movement and that of the others require recognizing the need to transform thinking and scholarship in Oromo politics and studies in order to critically and thoroughly assess the prospects for Oromo politico-cultural transformation and liberation. Theoretically, critically, and practically comprehending Oromummaa as Oromo nationalism, national culture, and identity is essential because the Oromo nation is the fulcrum for bringing about a fundamental transformation in the Ethiopian Empire and the Horn of Africa in order to establish sustainable peace, development, security, and an egalitarian multinational democracy.
The primary reason for this assertion is that the Oromo are the largest national group in the empire and the region; Finfinnee, which the colonialists call Addis Ababa, is the heart of Oromia and the seat of the Ethiopian colonial state, the African Union, and many international organizations. In addition, Oromia is located in the heart of the empire state of Ethiopia, and the Oromo people have already created a cultural corridor with different peoples of the region. The foundation of this corridor is the gadaa system (Oromo democracy), which with other indigenous democratic traditions can be a starting point for building a genuine multinational democracy based on the principles of national self-determination. Although the starting point of this analysis is Oromummaa, the issues of other colonized and oppressed peoples are addressed. As we shall see below, the theory and ideology of Oromummaaembrace the principles of human freedom, social justice, equality, equity, national self-determination, and egalitarian multinational democracy.
[i] These colonized and oppressed nations include the Sidama, Annuaks, Ogaden-Somali, Hadiya, Nuer, and others. The oppressed Amharas and Tigrayans who are not part of the Ethiopian colonizing structures can be part of the egalitarian multinational democratic project by rejecting the colonial ideology of Ethiopianism, which has perpetuated colonial terror, underdevelopment, poverty and famine in the Ethiopian Empire/
[ii] For the better understanding the ideological problem of the Oromo national movement, see Asafa Jalata and Harwood Schaffer, “Gadaa/Siqqee as the Fountain of Oromummaaa and the Theoretical Base of Oromo Liberation,” Journal of Oromo Studies.
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The Village School Project. #Africa #Oromia August 7, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Schools in Oromia.
Tags: Africa, Development and Change, Fincha Elementary School, Schools in Oromia, The Village School Project, Urge Dinegde
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One village school at a time sees a world where every child and every community are empowered by access to quality education so that all people may reach their full potential. Watch the founder Urge Dinegde with Mr Abdi Fite from the Oromia Media Network (OMN) as Urge shares The Village School Project vision.
Afaan Oromoo Translation: Mul’atni keenya, si’a tokkotti mana barumsaa ganda tokkoo tumsuudhaan namoonni hundinuu humna dandeettii isaanii bira akka ga’anitti, barnoota qulqullina qabu argatanii addunyaa itti ijoollee fi sabni hundinuu jabaatanii of danda’an arguu dha
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Oromo Art: The Next Frontier August 7, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
Tags: Lammaa Guyyaa Gammadaa, Oromo Art: The Next Frontier, Yadesa Bojia
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I successfully spoke at Oromo Studies Association Annual Conference at Howard University in Washington DC. I was there in an invitation from the OSA to speak about Oromo art. My presentation was entitled Oromo Art: The Next Frontier. “For centuries, Oromo’s created art that lasted generations. Their work is a trace of proud people with rich identity and history that goes deep down for ages. Whether it is a cultural sword that passed down from one generation to another or a beautiful jewelery Oromo womens wear as a symbol of their ancestors, it contained a DNA of long and wide history of Oromo life and existence. The rich tapestry of this art, was neglected or overlooked for centuries until now. My presentation will try to show the past and analyze the present in hopes to open door for the next frontier.”
I am very grateful for the OSA board members to invite me to…
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Forbes: Obama’s True Legacy: Propping Up Dictators. #Africa August 6, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in US-Africa Summit.
Tags: Africa, Appeal Letter to President Obama from OCA-NA, but Obama has been told only rosy stories and shown rosy pictures., Obama, The Tyranny of Ethiopia
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By praising Ethiopia’s repressive regime for being “democratically elected” last week, President Obama was driving home once again something that should be abundantly clear by now: His administration marks a radical departure from previous ones when it comes to democracy promotion.
On the contrary, the Obama legacy will be one of propping up dictatorial regimes around the world. His praise for the government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn merely took to Africa what Obama and his foreign policy team have already done on a grander scale in Iran, Cuba and Burma.
To be sure, President Obama was standing next to Desalegn at a joint press conference in Addis Ababa when he spoke. Maybe he didn’t want to be a bad guest. And the President did add that the Ethipiopian government has “more work to do.” After a slew of criticism at home, he later also questioned why African leaders clung on to office rather than leave after their terms were completed.
But Mr. Obama didn’t have to go out of his way to call Desalegn “democratically elected,” let alone do it twice. Nor did he have to make excuses for his government’s horrendous human rights record by recalling the country’s past hardship and the relative infancy of its constitution.
Before leaving for Africa, human rights activists and think tanks had called on Mr. Obama to use his trip to promote economic and political freedom—something the president did only in the mildest of ways.
The Ethiopian government, for the record, has been roundly criticized by all major human rights organizations for holding sham elections in May in which Desalegn’s Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) claimed to have won 100 percent of the vote. Immediately upon Mr. Obama’s comments, the President of Freedom House Mark P. Lagon released this reaction:
President Obama unfortunately was fundamentally wrong in his comments about the parliamentary elections Ethiopia held in May, in which the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) won every seat. Calling Ethiopia’s government democratically elected lowers the standards for democracy and undermines the courageous work of so many Ethiopians who fight to realize a just and democratic society.
And that’s just it. President Obama seems to have very little time for dissidents who fight brutal regimes in troubled lands. The reasons for that are many. My Heritage Foundation colleague Joshua Meservey, an Africa expert, brings up two when he tells me:
President Obama seems uncomfortable with democracy promotion for two reasons. First, he wants to distance himself from President George W. Bush’s agenda, a significant plank of which was democracy promotion. Second, I think he is a product of a certain liberal worldview that believes the U.S.’s and West’s past sins, such as slavery and the Crusades, disqualify them from pushing their values abroad, as doing so implies that the U.S.-led West’s model is superior.
Meservey is right, except what liberals don’t seem to get is that they are turning on its head one of the huge achievements of classical liberalism: the Enlightenment promotion of the idea that some rights are natural, and thus universal.
The 18th century Enlightenment was all about the universal applicability of such natural rights as life, liberty and the pursuit of property. Except that to modern liberals, the Enlightenment was all about dead white men, so promoting their ideas is culturally insensitive. Ironically, they resemble in this sense the conservatives of the 18th century, who shared Edmund Burke’s belief in each nation’s particularism.
Only up to a point, of course. Liberals still want to push their pet causes on others. Unfortunately these don’t include democracy or traditional human rights.
David Kramer, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights under President Bush, sees the hand of National Security Adviser Susan Rice in the Ethiopia faux pas, saying Rice has “had a long-standing interest in Ethiopia and… was a huge fan of the late President Meles Zenawi, who was no democrat, to say the least.” Ms. Rice’s sympathy for African despots is well known.
For the most part, though, Kramer’s analysis is the same as Meservey’s: Obama’s problems with democracy are larger.
“For the first year I put it down to ABB, Anything But Bush—Bush did it, so it was bad,” Kramer told me. “But seven years on that doesn’t explain it anymore. He’s the president who’s shown the least interest in democracy and human rights since Richard Nixon. It’s sad. For someone who constantly extols his past as a community organizer, this is pretty unexplainable.”
STATUTES OF THE PEOPLES’ ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY. #Oromia #Ogaden #Sidama #Sheckacho #Africa August 6, 2015Posted by OromianEconomist in Self determination.
Tags: Africa, African Studies, National Self Determination, Ogaden, Oromia, Sidama, The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), The Sheckacho People’s Movement for Democracy and Justice (SHEPMODSOJ), The Sidama Liberation Front (SLF)
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The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF),
The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF),
The Sheckacho People’s Movement for Democracy and Justice (SHEPMODSOJ),
The Sidama Liberation Front (SLF)
Hereinafter referred to as the Parties,
Whereas united effort among the oppressed people has become essential in the struggle to stop a continuous and gruesome repression perpetrated by the current regime in Ethiopia,
Recognizing the fact that true and lasting cooperation to fight repression could only exist among the oppressed people and political organization that stand and promote the causes of the people, including genuine and unfettered acceptance of the right of selfdetermination for all peoples in Ethiopia;
Reaffirming their unwavering determination to put an end to the underlying causes of repression, bloodshed, insecurity, political instability and marginalization in Ethiopia and the region, which is inflicting severe hardships and suffering on all…
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