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Oromia: #OromoProtests: Gabaasa Fincila Xumura Garbummaa (FXG) Oromiyaa 2016 (May) May 3, 2016

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Odaa OromooOromo Protests defend Oromo National Interest

#OromoPRotests tweet and share#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in EthiopiaOromo Students protest @ Mandii, Western Oromia 25th November 2015Oromo Students protest @ Ambo, Oromia 25th November 2015 picture1Gaaffiiwwan yeroo ammaa


 

Gincii, Amboo, Jalduu, Gudar, Giddaa Ayyaanaa, Mandii, Najjoo, Laaloo Assaabii, Jaarsoo, Gullisoo, Bojjii, Gujii, Dambi Doolloo, Gimbii, Naqamtee, Buraayyuu, sabbataa, Dirree Incinnii, Adaamaa, Harammayyaa, Mattuu, Baale (Robee), Madda Walabu, Walliisoo, Tulluu Boolloo, Sulultaa (Caancoo), Horroo Guduruu, Buuraayyuu, Dirree Dhawaa, Calanqoo, Ada’aa Bargaa, Baddannoo, Holootaa, Shaashee, Awaday (E. Harargee), Hara Qallo (Goro Dola, Gujii), Gaasaraa (Baalee), Bulee Hora, Jimmaa, Arjo, Heebantuu, Giddaa Ayyaanaa ,Kiiramuu, Ciroo, Dodolaa, Anfilloo (Mugii), Walqixxee, Diillaa, Bishooftuu, Finfinnee,  Yuniversiitii Finfinnee, Geedoo, Asallaa,  Shaambuu, Agaarfaa, Sibuu Siree, Kotobee, Wacaalee, Saalaalee, Machaaraa, Ammayyaa, Tokkee  Kuttaayee, Innaangoo, Baabbichaa, Laaloo Qilee, Hiddii Lolaa, .Mugii, Arsi Nagallee, Baabbichaa, Shukutee, Baakkoo, Shukutee,  Baakkoo, Jalduu, Gindoo, Buun’dho Beddellee, Grawwaa,Gaara Mul’ataa, Qarsaa, Qobboo (Dardar, Eastern Oromia), Sinaanaa (Baalee), Jimmaa Arjoo, Bojjii, Kombolcha,  Aggaaroo,Tajji (Iluu), Qilxuu Kaarraa, Baabboo Gambel, Daawoo,Tulu Milki (Warra Jarso), Hirnaa, Xuulloo,  Masalaa, Galamso, Bordode, Mi’esso, Waheel, Diggaa, Arjoo Guddattuu, Guraawa, waamaa Adaree, Shabee Somboo, Limmuu Saqaa, Amuruu (Agamsa), Daroo Labuu (Gaadulloo), Yaabelloo, Aliboo (Jaartee Jardagoo), Saasigga, Magaalaa Dafinoo, Dhumugaa, Daroo Labuu (Buraysaa) Begii (Kobor), Mardida Halo Guba (Daroo Labuu), Qassoo, Bonayyaa Boshee, Baalee  (Dalloo Mannaa), Jimmaa Raaree (Magaalaa Gobaan), Nophaa (Iluu)……………



 

Gabaasa FDG Oromiyaa Sadaasa (November) 12, 13,  25,  26, 27, 28, 30, Muddee (December) 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17/18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,  26, 27,28, 29,30, 31….    2015

Amajii (January) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17,18,19, 20,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,30, 31……2016

Guraandhala (February) 1,  2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10,11,12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18,19, 20, 21,22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,29………… 2016

 

Bitootessa (March) 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11,12, 13,14,15, 16,17, 18, 19,20,  21,  22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2,28, 29, 30, 31 …………2016

Ebla (April) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, 19,20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30……… 2016

Caamsaa (May) 1, 2, 3, ……..  2016


 

 #OromoProtests: International Community Alarmed as Ethiopia Crisis Worsens

#OromoProtests. International Community Alarmed as Ethiopia Crisis WorsensEthiopia's scores in freedom in the world 2016, freedom House World Report, January 2016.

 

 

Click here for #OromoProtests updates, 1st – 30 April 2016

Click here for #OromoProtests updates, 1st – 31st March, 2016

Click here for #OromoProtests updates, November 2015- February 29, 2016



Oromia (#OromoProtests) :Shirri Xaxamuu fi Ololli Geggeeffamu Falmii Bilisummaa Fi Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa Finiinaa Jiru Hin Dhaabu!

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/oromia-oromoprotests-shirri-xaxamuu-fi-ololli-geggeeffamu-falmii-bilisummaa-fi-mirga-abbaa-biyyummaa-finiinaa-jiru-hin-dhaabu/


Press Statement: The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/press-statement-the-united-states-is-deeply-concerned-by-the-government-of-ethiopia/


Freedom for Bekele Gerba and all political prisoners in Ethiopian prisons

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/oromo-federalist-congress-international-support-freedom-for-bekele-gerba-and-all-political-prisoners-in-ethiopian-prisons/


U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken condemned the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against hundreds of Oromo protesters. #OromoProtests

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/u-s-senators-amy-klobuchar-and-al-franken-today-condemned-the-lethal-violence-used-by-the-government-of-ethiopia-against-hundreds-of-oromo-protesters-oromoprotests/

 

Ilhan Omar denounces crimes against humanity being committed in Ethiopia

http://www.ilhanomar.com/news/2016/4/25/ilhan-omar-denounces-crimes-against-humanity-being-committed-in-ethiopia

 

 

 U.S. Senators Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Civil Society

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/12-u-s-senators-condemn-ethiopias-crackdown-on-civil-society/

 

Human Rights league: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/human-rights-league-the-tplf-hidden-agenda-of-reducing-the-oromo-population-must-be-stopped/


 

HRW: Foreign Policy In Focus: Deafening Silence from Ethiopia:The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where’s the outrage from the international community?

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/foreign-policy-in-focus-deafening-silence-from-ethiopiathe-ethiopian-government-is-cracking-down-on-journalists-and-ngos-wheres-the-outrage-from-the-international-community/


Human Rights in Ethiopia – An Update

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 11:00am
Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Announcement

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia.

https://humanrightscommission.house.gov/events/hearings/human-rights-ethiopia-update-0


Oromo protesters: ‘We are still on the streets because we want self-rule’

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/oromo-protesters-we-are-still-streets-because-we-want-self-rule-1548661

No, we don’t have self-rule in Oromia state

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ethiopia-protesters-no-we-dont-have-self-rule-oromia-state-1551225


IPS: Ethiopia’s (Fascist TPLF) Smoldering Oromo. #OromoProtests

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/ips-ethiopias-fascist-tplf-smoldering-oromo-oromoprotests/


Das Berliner Missionswerk: Frieren Sie die Militärhilfe für Äthiopien ein, bis Äthiopien die Menschenrechte achtet!

 https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/das-berliner-missionswerk-frieren-sie-die-militarhilfe-fur-athiopien-ein-bis-athiopien-die-menschenrechte-achtet-oromoprotests/


Why Have Oromo People Been Clashing With The Ethiopian Government For So Long?    http://www.afrizap.com/en/why-have-oromo-people-been-clashing-with-the-ethiopian-government-for-so-long


France 24: Focus: Anger among Ethiopia’s Oromo boils over.

France 24: Focus: Anger among Ethiopia’s Oromo boils over. #OromoProtests

 https://youtu.be/75_q7dbpTjs


Ethiopia – #OromoProtests and Ethiopian Repression: Overview

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/ethiopia-oromoprotests-and-ethiopian-repression-overview/


 

Qonnaan bultoonni naannawaa Hararii buqqifamaa jiran.

Qonnaan bultoonni naannawaa Hararii buqqifamaa jiran.

OMN:Oduu Caamsaa 02,2016 Naannoo Hararii Magaala Harar Aanaa Shonkor Keessatti Mootummaan qotee bultoota qe’ee isaanii irraa buqqaasuun lafa Isaanii Maqaa Investmentitin Uummattoota Harariif laachaa Jiraachuun Himame.

Jiraattota nuti dubbifne akka jedhanitti Karoorri Mootumaa uummata Harari Jogol keessa Jiraatu Jogol keessaa baasanii lafa Oromoo ballaarra qubachisuuf kan akeekamedhaa Jedhu.

Tibba Darbe – Aanaan Shonkor akkuma Jirtutti buqa’aa turtee Jedhu nama nuti Magaalaa Harar irraa dubbifne. Qotee bulaa naannoo sanarra qubatee Jiru dhibbootaan lakka’aman torban tokko keessatti qe’ee isaani irraa buqa’uuf Dirqaman akka Namni kun jedhanitti// Lafti Qotee bulaan Oromoo irraa buqa’e kun// Maqaa Investmentiitin uummata Hararif laatamaatti jira.

Qotee bulaa lafa sanarraa buqa’e beenyaan tokko hin laatamneef. Isaan kun baasi ofi isaaniitin bakka firoottan isaanii biroon jiran barbaadani qubataa jiruu kan jedhan namni kun// Namootan beeku hedduun gara gaara Mul’ataatti deemaa jiruu jedhan.

Mootummaan kana kan gochaatti jiru itti yaadee uummata Oromoo diguu fi lafa dhabsisuudhaa kan jedhan namni kun, naannoodhuma qotee bultooti Oromoo irraa buqa’aatti jiran kana Oromooti abbaa qabeenyaa hedduun otuu jiranii, lafa Oromoorra abbooti qabeenyaa uummata biraa barbaadanii karooraan irra qubachisuun Misoomaaf yaadamee otuu hin taane, sirritti ergama ofii isaa qabaa jedhan. Mootummaan kun Oromoo diiguu, laamshessuu fi humna dhabsiisuuf kan karoorfatee ka’e har’a Miti kan jedhan namni kun itti dabaluunis, maqaa Oromoon kan Dhaabbate Dh.D.U.O ‘n illee Bulchinsa Hararii kana keessaa otuu gahee guddaa qabuu, qotee bultoota Oromoo seeraan ala qabeenya isaaniirraa buqa’aa jiran kanaaf dubachuu akka hindandeenye kan isaan nuu himan.

Namni kun akka jedhanitti Karoorri Mootumaa uummata Harari Jogol keessa Jiraatu Jogol keessaa baasanii lafa Oromoo ballaarra qubachisuuf kan akeekamedha. Torban dhuftu kanas yoo xiqaate manneen 150 tti siqan Digamuuf qopheetti Jiruu jedhan.

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/05/02/qonnaan-bultoonni-naannawaa-hararii-buqqifamaa-jiran/

https://youtu.be/AmVCYF75xfo

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/05/03/omn-oduu-caamsaa-2-2016/

Hidhamtoota Oromoo irratti gidiraan ol’aanaa raawwatamaa jira.

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/05/03/hidhamtoota-oromoo-irratti-gidiraan-olaanaa-raawwatamaa-jira/


Caamsaa 1,2016 Bulchiinsi Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Barataa Abdiisaa Guutamaa Waggaa Tokkoof Barnoota Irraa Dhorke.

Caamsaa 1/2016 Bulchiinsi Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Barataa Abdiisaa Guutamaa waggaa tokkoof barnoota irraa dhorke.Mooraan Yuunibarsiitii
Jimmaas Caalmaatti Eeggichaa Waraana agaazii jala galte.
Bulchiinsi Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa bara baraan harka mirgaa mootummaa Wayyaanee tahuun kan tajaajilaa jiru, Barataa Oromoo Abdiisaa Guutamaa barataa ‘Nursing’ waggaa 2ffaa mormii gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa keessatti hirmaattetta jechuun waggaa tokkoof barnoota irraa adabeera.
Bulchiinsi Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa gochaa hammeenyaa fi gara jabeenyaa barattoota Oromoo irratti yeroo hunda kan bahu, Barattoota humnaa tikaatti dabarsee dararsiisuu fi barnoota irraa ari’uun tahuu eenyumtuu hin haalu.Yaa ta’u malee, mootummaa Wayyaanee kufaatii irraa
oolchuu kan hin dandeenye tahuu baree bulchiinsi yuunibarsiitichaa gochaa kanarraa of qusachuu qaba.
Nutis qeerroon barattootni Oromoo gama keenyaan ajjeechaa, hidhaa fi dararri, barnoota irraa ari’amuu qabsoo Oromoo duubatti kan hin deebisne tahuu ni hubachiisuun Warraaqsii FXG marsaa 5ffaan bakka hundatti jabaatee akka itti fufu dhaammanne!!

 

Oromo TV: Ibsa Ejjannoo Jaarmayoota Oromoo ( 05-01-2016 – USA)

Baha Wallaggaa Luugoon Waamaa Kan Aanaalee Sadii Keessatti Argamu Madallurraa Qabee Hanga Warshaa Sukkaaraa Waamaatti Diinaan Koloneeffatamus Uummati Tokkummaadhaa Deebifachaa Jira

Caamsaa 1,2016
Mootummaan gabroonfattuu Waayyaanee saamicha lafaa yeroo gara yerootti gaggeessaa jirtuun kan milkoofte itti fakkaatullee warraqsaa
dachaan fardiseesee jira.Laga waamarraa biyyoo gabbataaf bineensota hedduu kan qabdu ta’ullee saamicha waayyaaneerraan kan ka’e bosonni
ciramee gara Investment yaada jedhuun bineensota hedduu goodaansaaf saaxilee jira.

Qabeenya bineensaa waamaa dhiyootti dhabde keessaa,Leenca,Gafarsa,Warrabboo yoo ta’an har’allee dawwoo taatee kan hafuuf jettu laga waamaa karaa Nooraa Bonayyaa Facaaseef Qassoo wal qunnamsiisu kan Bonayyaa keessatti argamu Ciramee barbadeeffamaa jira. Bosonni waamaa ciramus gaaffiif quuqqaan badii Waayyaanee kun Uummata Teesisaa Kan hin jirre yoo ta’u.Waamaa karaa Oliitiin lafa Waayyaaneen gurguratte deebifachuu Namoonni Bakka Galatee jedhamtu keessa jiraatan gamtaadhaan itti duuluun namni kudha saddeet dheedicha looniii gurguramte deebifachuu Waarraqsa jabaa taasisaa jiru.Kanumaan wal qabatee bulchitoonni aanaa namoota18n kanatti himata itti banuun erga mana murtii godinaatti dabarsanii booda Manni Murtii Godina Wallagga Bahaa Hidhaa Waggaa Lama Lamaa fii Qarshii Kuma Lama Lama akka adabaman Namoota kudha sadeetitti murteesse.Himata kana Ol iyyata fudhachuun lafichi dheedicha loonii akkasuma bosona guddaa ta’uusaa n
Ol iyyataan mutii dinni itti murteesse Fashala’ee jira.
Achuma Luugoo waamaa naannoo Baanqootii Qabiyyee Firrisaa Waakkennee itti dabaluun humni gabroonfataa humnaan erga Luugoon walitti qabee gurguree Waggota lamaa ol lakkoofsisee jira.Uummannis jechuun Namoonni laftisaanii irraa fuudhame hortee Firrisaa Waakkeenneef ollaan isaanii wal gargaaruu nama Oyruu saamee dhuunfachuuf dhufe ofirraa gaggeessanii laficha deebifatanii jiru.
Bosonni Waamaa Gurguramuuf erga karoorfamtee kaatee gurgurtaanshee hanga har’atti kan jiru ta’ullee uummati daran mootummaa Hattuu of irraa gaggeessuuf hunduu walii galanii jiru.Yeroo dhiyootti warra Karaa Nooraa ciranii barbadeessaa jiran akka qolatanii gaggeessan abdii guddoon jira.


 

Uummanni Baha Wallaggaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo Bulchiinsa Mootummaa Wayyaanee Lagachuun ofiin Heera Maanguddo Oromoon Walbulchuuf Murtii Fudhatan

Caamsaa 2, 2016

QerroooMurni gita bittuu TPLF fi OPDOn uummati nu waliin hiriiree jira jechuun sodaaf naasuu isaanii of suphuuf malee Waan jiru wal’anii miti.Keessattu akka Baha Wallaggaa Waamaa Hagaloo Magaalaa Qassootti Walgahii Waayyaaneen waamtu uummanni lagatee ka jiru yoo ta’u ittu ,Torbee darbe kana keessa Uummata Walitti bobbaasanii gaaffiwwan jajjaboo uummati gaafatu deebisuu dadhabuurraa kan ka’e yeroo hedduu fashala’eera.Gaaffiiwwaan hawwaasi Qote bulaa akka lammii hubate tokkootti kaase keessa,Isin warra nama saamuuf warra nama nyaatu taatanii hanna harka lafa jalaatiin kashalabboota biyyaa keessaatti hidhachuun nu saamsisaa jirtu.Osoo qaama mootummaa, Keessaayyuu hoggansarra nama jiru taatanii jirtani.Unu haawwasa dafqa illee lamaan baasee Sanga Bitatu hachisiisaa jirtu.Kanaaf mootummaa hattuu waliin
yeroon jiraannu waan hin jirreef isini hin feenu jechuun ija jabinaan gamtaan ka’anii gaafatanii jiran.Deebii jalee fi lukkeen Diinaa OPDOn keeniteefis erga nu waliin hin hiriirtan ta’ee Xaa’oo isiniif raabsuu dhiisna jechuun sodaachisuuf yaaltullee,Haawwaasi murtoo jabaa kafaadha nuti Xaa’oon silaa, qonnee haramnee isiniif daldalaa turre kanaaf yoo nu dhowwatanis ba’aa keessan of irraa lafa ka’uu waliin wal hin caalu jechuun erga Qaama Mootummaatiif Uummata gidduutti jeequmsi ta’ee Walgahiin diinaa fashala’e. Haawwasnis Sirna Gadaa duriitiin Wal hogganuuf Waamicha waliif taasisaa jira.


#Oromo Protests: Oduu maaster plan Hararii

1st May 2016


Oduu Master Planii Hararii. #OromoProtests evictions from Harar city, 30 April 2016
Naannoon Hararii master plan Harar kan jette yeroo dheeraadhaaf karoorfatte haala mijiaawaa ittin eeggachaa turtee karoorfattee ajandaa dhokataa kan oromoo lafa saatirraa godaansisuudhaan sab-lammii Hararii biyya keeysa kan jiruu fi kan biyya alaati kolgaltummaan jiru Dollar ergee mana jaarsifatu qubachiisuuf karoora baafatte guyyaa 27/4/016 irraa eegalte hujirra oolfachu jalqabde jatti oduun nu geeyse.

Haaluma kanaan lafa baadiyyaa magaalaati dhiihaate arkamu Manneen kuma lama tahan kan Oromoon Oyruu sirrati Ganna 10 dura ijaarratte guyyaa kamisa dabree fi jimmata kana abbooti fi joollee dhiiraa eega mana hidhaati galchan booda Ganda Bubbee fi Shankoori je’umti humna polisii hamma funyaaniti hidhachifte ummatarrati bobbaafte manneen diigu jalqabde jirti

Ganda Bubbee qofati manneen 90 guyyaa kamisaa qofati diigame jira. tan eega ilma deessee guyyaa 16 daa’ima deeyse wajjiin mana irrati diigani jiran.

Guyyuma san ummanni dirmate fincila kaaseen dhukaasni akka roobaati gadi bu’ee namoonni 4 akka malee madaawani jiran namoinni 200 ol hidhamani jiran. fincillii ummataa humna polisi ol waan taheef federaal polisi dirmannoo yaammatani diiggaa manneen itti fufani jiran.

naannoo Araddaa shanki fincillii ummataa haalaan waan hammaateef haga ammaati humni polisii araddaa san seenu hin dandeenyee.

Kan baayyee nama gaddisiisuufi Oromoo lafarraa buqqaasani saba adaree qubachiisuuf tahu kan ragaa bahuu. namoota Adaree tahaniifi firoota prezdantichaa kan tahan muraasaaf yoo maqaa dhooyne namoota maqaan isaani Jorjoo fi Afandi jedhaman manni irraa hin diigamne. akkuma jiruutti kan oromoo qofti diigamaa jira.

Akkuuma kanaan durati tokkummaan roorroo saba keentarrati gayaa jiru ittisuuf waliif lallabne dirmannuti Orimoon martii jalaa gubbaan kaabaa kibbaan bahaa dhihaan dhimma kana quba qabaatani waliif dirmachuudhaan akka falmitanii dura dhaabbatanii fi akka mormitan jenna.

waliif dabarsaa share godhaa.


Ebla 30,2016 Yuunibarsiitii Haroomaayaa Mooraa Teeknoolojii ( Gandaje Campus) irraa barattootni Oromoo shan (5) galgala kana sa’aa 5:00 irratti humna tikaa wayyaaneetiin ukkaamfamuun barameera. Barattootni kunniinis:
1. Biraanuu Taayyee… Muummee Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering waggaa 3ffaa
2. Caalaa Lammeessaa..Muummee Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering waggaa 3ffaa
3. Caalaa Abduukariim…Muummee Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering waggaa 3ffaa
4. Alamuu Dirribaaa…Muummee Hydraulics and Water Resource waggaa 3ffaa fi
5. Faamii (maqaan abbaa hin qaqqabne)…Muummee Hydraulics and Water Resource waggaa 3ffaa yommuu ta’an, yeroo ammaa kanatti barattoota biroo hafan ukkaamsuudhaaf humni tikaa bakka bulmaata barattootaa irra naanna’aa jiraachuu ibsaniiru.
Hidhaa, dararaa fi ajjeechaan gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo hin deebisu, mootummaa wayyaanees kufaatirraa hin hambisu!
Kanaafuu, FXG finiinee jiru daran jabeessinee mootummaa abbaa irree ummata keenya gidirsaa jirutti xumura haa goonu!


Famine: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa): Increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money and the government is trying hard to keep word from getting out May 2, 2016

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Odaa OromooPeople are dying of famine in Ethiopia, Hararghe including children, mothers and adults July, August 2015 during Obama Africa visit4

DEFYING CENSORSHIP, HUNGER STORIES EMERGE FROM ETHIOPIA

by Christabel Ligami

During my recent visit to Addis Ababa, one thing caught my eyes: the increased number of people on the streets begging for food and money. This is not the same Ethiopian capital I visited last year. It is very different due to a severe drought, and the government is trying hard to keep word from getting out.

<p>Ziway Dugda district communities waiting for food distribution at Ogolcha food centre in a drought stricken area in Ziway Dugda district, during UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon's visit to Ethiopia, on 31 January, 2016.</p>
Ziway Dugda district communities waiting for food distribution at Ogolcha food centre in a drought stricken area in Ziway Dugda district, during UN Secretary General, Ban Ki moon’s visit to Ethiopia, on 31 January, 2016.(AP/MulugetaAyene)

I asked a fellow journalist from Ethiopia – I will not mention his identity for security reasons – if I could take a photo.

“The government doesn’t want us (media) to write about this, and especially if you are a foreign journalist, you will be in much trouble. Most of the local journalists here are in jail for reporting the hunger stories and other stories that the government is against.

“The government thinks by telling the hunger stories, it is an embarrassment to the country,” he says, echoing what I hear from other journalists as well as NGOs.

Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in at least three decades, with devastating effects on agriculture and livestock, whilst millions of people face food insecurity. More than 10 million people – one in ten Ethiopians – are said to need emergency aid due to failed rains.

The Ethiopian government and humanitarian agencies have said that Ethiopia needs nearly US$600 million in international humanitarian assistance. But critics say the government’s new leasing law for foreign concerns is aggravating the crisis by blocking livestock from grazing in areas less-affected by the drought.

One-quarter of all districts in Ethiopia – mainly in the north of the country – are officially classified as facing a food security and nutrition crisis after the drought cut production by up to 90 per cent in some areas. That has caused a flight to the cities.

“Whenever the drought occurs in these areas, people migrate to areas less affected to look for food, and Addis Ababa is one of the areas they move to, especially those just in the outskirts of the city,” said Mitiku Kassa, the Commissioner in charge of Ethiopia’s Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Agency, in an interview with Equal Times.

According to the NGO Save the Children the number of those affected could be higher, considering that 7.9 million people are supported by the government’s safety net program that provides wheat, cereals and cooking oil. It says at least 6 million children are hungry.


Worst seen since the 1980s

The nation has historically struggled with hunger, including in the 1980s, when famine and civil war left hundreds of thousands of people dead.

Experts are predicting that Ethiopia will experience the worst drought in generations, one that will surpass the 1984 famine that killed one million people.

United Sates Department of Agriculture reports that Ethiopia sought 1 million tons of wheat late last year – more than what it bought last season. The government also purchased 500,000 tons more last month through the port of Djibouti, as Ethiopia is a landlocked country.

It is estimated that imports will jump to 2.5 million tons this year, up from the 900,000 tons purchased last year. And USAID, which has deployed a disaster response team to Ethiopia, last month announced that it would provide nearly US$4 million in maize and wheat seed for more than 226,000 households.

“The Ethiopian government is building distribution points and temporary warehouses for the food delivery,” Mohammed Said, the Ethiopian government Director of Communications and Media, tells Equal Times.

“All the centres in the drought-affected regions have been equipped with food they need, and focus is now shifting to providing seeds and fertiliser to farmers so they can start planting following the start of rains.”

He said that the government has a budget of US$381million to cater for those affected by drought, including their animals.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) early this year announced an emergency US$50 million aid to help drought-hit Ethiopians.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Ethiopia has launched emergency food delivery and supervision system that helps provide food for the drought affected areas before the onset of the rainy season. He also called for more international assistance.

The United Nations also says that 5.8 million people in the country are in need water, sanitation, and hygiene services while the total assistance required in 2016 is US$1.4 billion.

The predicted number of children at risk from suffering from severe malnutrition this year is 430,000.

Paul Handley, Head of the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Ethiopia, said that by the end of the first quarter of 2016, 546,257 moderately malnourished children and pregnant and breastfeeding women were treated through the Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSF) Programme. This represents 82 per cent of the first quarter target of 665,000 people.

“Food overall will become harder to access if we continue to see prices rise, food stocks deplete and livestock become weaker, less productive, and perish,” says FAO representative for Ethiopia, Amadou Allahoury.

“As soon as the rains start, FAO plans include distributing seeds and animal feed, vaccinating animals, delivering 100,000 sheep and goats to vulnerable households and giving farmers cash for bringing weakened and unproductive livestock to slaughter.”

He says that the current drought is not just a food crisis – it is above all a livelihood crisis.

Under Ethiopian law, land is government-owned but occupants have customary rights. In 2010, Ethiopia passed a new farm policy to which the government is leasing 3 million hectares to foreign agricultural investors who mostly include Chinese, Indians and Saudis.

According to the government, the foreign investors will have to satisfy domestic food needs before they can export, while at the same time improve the social welfare of people in the rural areas.

“You cannot speak about land issues now especially with the food insecurity in the country. You will be arrested for that,” says one official who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The vast majority of land is being used by foreigners for agriculture, especially rice cultivation in the southwest region,” he says.

Although not as affected by the drought as the northern region, the southwest is where most of the food for the country comes from.

“Pastoralists would also move to this region whenever there is drought in the north, to graze their animals, but now they can’t,” the official says. “This is one of the reasons we are witnessing the worst hunger in the country.”


http://www.equaltimes.org/defying-censorship-hunger-stories?lang=en#.Vychth0rJdi

Nuti Oromooni: New Oromo Music By Guddinaa Mulunaa, Yai Gulalle Film May 2, 2016

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Oduu maaster plan Hararii: Fascist TPLF Ethiopia’s regime has engaged in ethnic cleansing of Oromo people from city of Harar and surroundings Oromo land May 1, 2016

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Odaa OromooSay no to the master killer. Addis Ababa master plan is genocidal plan against Oromo people

 

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Oduu  Master Planii Hararii. #OromoProtests evictions from Harar city, 30 April 2016
Naannoon Hararii master plan Harar kan jette yeroo dheeraadhaaf karoorfatte haala mijiaawaa ittin eeggachaa turtee karoorfattee ajandaa dhokataa kan oromoo lafa saatirraa godaansisuudhaan sab-lammii Hararii biyya keeysa kan jiruu fi kan biyya alaati kolgaltummaan jiru Dollar ergee mana jaarsifatu qubachiisuuf karoora baafatte guyyaa 27/4/016 irraa eegalte hujirra oolfachu jalqabde jatti oduun nu geeyse.

Haaluma kanaan lafa baadiyyaa magaalaati dhiihaate arkamu Manneen kuma lama tahan kan Oromoon Oyruu sirrati Ganna 10 dura ijaarratte guyyaa kamisa dabree fi jimmata kana abbooti fi joollee dhiiraa eega mana hidhaati galchan booda Ganda Bubbee fi Shankoori je’umti humna polisii hamma funyaaniti hidhachifte ummatarrati bobbaafte manneen diigu jalqabde jirti

Ganda Bubbee qofati manneen 90 guyyaa kamisaa qofati diigame jira. tan eega ilma deessee guyyaa 16 daa’ima deeyse wajjiin mana irrati diigani jiran.

Guyyuma san ummanni dirmate fincila kaaseen dhukaasni akka roobaati gadi bu’ee namoonni 4 akka malee madaawani jiran namoinni 200 ol hidhamani jiran. fincillii ummataa humna polisi ol waan taheef federaal polisi dirmannoo yaammatani diiggaa manneen itti fufani jiran.

naannoo Araddaa shanki fincillii ummataa haalaan waan hammaateef haga ammaati humni polisii araddaa san seenu hin dandeenyee.

Kan baayyee nama gaddisiisuufi Oromoo lafarraa buqqaasani saba adaree qubachiisuuf tahu kan ragaa bahuu. namoota Adaree tahaniifi firoota prezdantichaa kan tahan muraasaaf yoo maqaa dhooyne namoota maqaan isaani Jorjoo fi Afandi jedhaman manni irraa hin diigamne. akkuma jiruutti kan oromoo qofti diigamaa jira.

Akkuuma kanaan durati tokkummaan roorroo saba keentarrati gayaa jiru ittisuuf waliif lallabne dirmannuti Orimoon martii jalaa gubbaan kaabaa kibbaan bahaa dhihaan dhimma kana quba qabaatani waliif dirmachuudhaan akka falmitanii dura dhaabbatanii fi akka mormitan jenna.

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Oromia (#OromoProtests) :Shirri Xaxamuu fi Ololli Geggeeffamu Falmii Bilisummaa Fi Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa Finiinaa Jiru Hin Dhaabu! May 1, 2016

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Shirri Xaxamuu fi Ololli Geggeeffamu Falmii Bilisummaa Fi Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa Finiinaa Jiru Hin Dhaabu!

(SBO/VOL – Caamsaa 01,2016) Fincilli Diddaa Gabrummaa gara Fincila Xumura Gabrummaatti jijjiiramee falmaan mirga abbaa biyyummaa fi bilisummaa ummata Oromoo fi ilmaan isaa barattoota/dargaggoota Qeerroo Bilisummaan finiinuu erga eegalee ji’oota shanii ol lakkoobsisaa jira. Warraaqsa ummata Oromoo FXG kanaan mootummaan wayyaanee haalaan rukutameera. Hundeen sirna cunqursaa wayyaanee/TPLF Oromiyaa keesssaa asitti hafee kan hin qabneen haleelamee caasaaleen sirnichaa diigamanii burkutaawaniiru. Waggoota 25 bara bulchiinsa abbaa irree wayyaanee kanneen keessattis diddaan mul’ataan akkanaa gamtaa ummata Oromoon oggaa mul’atu kun isa jalqabaa ti jechuunis ni danda’ama.

FXGn har’a golee Oromiyaa cufa keessatti finiinaa jiru wayyaanee qofa kan rukutee fi wayyaanee qofa kan baaragse osoo hin taane, leellistootaa fi harka mirgaa mootummichaa kan ta’an, lukkeelee, ayyaanlaallattootaa fi fakkaattota fedha adda addaa qaban, kanneen gufuu qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo ta’an hunda kan haleelee dha.

Adda durummaan barattoota/dargaggoota/Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo hirmaachisuun kan geggeeffamaa jiru warraaqsi ummata Oromoo FXGn akka ibidda saafaa sirna cunqursaa mootummaa abbaa irree fi goolessaa wayyaanee guggubee waxalaa jiru kana gartuun kun akkuma inni jalqabeen of booda deebisuu fi dhaamsuuf ayinaa fi baay’inaan waraanaa fi basaasosta isaa guutuu Oromiyaatti bobbaasee ummata Oromoo addatti ammoo dargaggoota/barattoota Oromoo dhibbootaan ajjeeseera; kumootaan qaamaa hir’iseera; kumoota kudhanootaan ammoo guuree hidhaatti naqee jira. Kun hundumtuu ta’ee ummatni Oromoo ajjeefame, hidhame jedhee yakka diinaan isa irratti raawwatamuuf jilbeenfatee falmaa biyya abbaa isaaf jalqabe irraa hin deebine; hin deebi’us. Daangaa hamma daangaatti, golee arfan Oromiyaa irraa ibiddi warraaqsaa daran belbele. Kun mootummaa wayyaanee guddoo rifaasise. Ummata Oromoo akka duraatti gowwoomsaa fi sossobbaan dallaa gabrummaa keessatti ittisaa itti fufuu akka hin dandeenye hubachiise.

Murni TPLF/wayyaaneen aangoo humna waraanaan of harkaa qabu kana yeroof illee taatu jiraachisuu fi warraaqsa ummata Oromoo FXG dadhabsiisuuf, danda’u ammoo dhaabuuf ijibbaata garagaraa taasisuu ammas itti fufee jira.

Humna warraaqsaa fi qabsoo Oromoo kan ta’an, FXG finiinaa jiru keessattis adda duree hiriiruun wareegama bifa hundaa baasaa qabsoo Oromootiif injifannoo galmeessaa, mootummaa gabroomfataa ammoo hundeen raasaa kan jiran dargaggoota Qeerroo Bilisummaa irratti xiyyeeffatee laaffisuuf duula ololaa fi shiraa irratti geggeessaa jira.

Akka hubatamutti sochii ummatni Oromoo keessaa fi alaan gamtaan itti jirutti mootummichi haalaan rifatuu irraa, adeemsa jiru laaffisuu fi gara dabarsuuf keessaa fi alatti duula adda addaa kan olola dabalatu geggeessaa jira. Shira xaxuu fi olola adda addaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo irratti geggeessuunis qaamuma duula kanaa ti. Arraata Qeerroo kan ta’e Sagalee Qeerroo irrattis bifa adda addaan dalagaan diinummaa fi diiggaa geggeeffamaa jirus duuluma kanaan walitti hidhata.

Duula shiraa fi olola dharaa banamee jiru keessatti hogganootni wayyaanee kan akka ministeera dhimmoota kominikeshinii mootummaa Geetaachoo Raddaa jedhamuu faa keessatti argaman. Isaan kun hanga biyya alaatti dalagaa shiraaf bobbaafamaniiru.

Duulli sochii Oromoon amma godhaa jiru busheessuu fi Gamtaa Qeerroo laaffisuu ykn gara dabarsuuf itti jiramus akeekni isaa dargaggootni humna qabsichaa, warraaqsa finiinaa jiruufis adda duree ta’anii waan socho’aa jiraniifi. Humni dargagootaa kun humna gowwoomsaa fi sossobbaa wayyaanee xumurate, fayidaalee gara garaaf garaa hin hirre, wareegamii fi bobbaan diinaa kamuu of duuba isa hin deebisne, akeeka qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo tarkaanfachiisuu fi mirga ummata Oromoo guutuutti falmu ta’uu irraa diinaa fi kanneen fedha adda addaa qabaniif yaaddoo guddaa dha. Kanaafi kan diinni Qeerroo Bilisummaa warraaqsa finiinaa jiru kana keessatti taargeeta godhatee itti duulaa jiruuf.

Ogguu hundaa hirriba keessallee waa’een ABO kan isa baaragsu wayyaanee/TPLF waggoota aangoo irra jiraate kana hunda keessa guyyaan itti ABO maqaa hin dhahin hafe hin jiru jechuutu danda’ama. Waraanaan, basaasotaan, shirootaa fi ololootaan osoo irratti duuluu bakka har’a jiru kana gahe. Har’as warraaqsa kana kan geggeessaa jiru ABO ti, miseensota ABO qabanne, murtiif dhiheessine…..ololaa fi jechoota nuffisiisoo baroottan darbaniif midia irra jiraatan, kan namnuu dhagahuu hifate san har’allee deebisee ittiin weeddisaa jira. Har’as ABO irratti ololaa fi shira xaxaa jira. Kunis akkuma duraa sochii ABO danquuf akeekkatuu isaa mul’isa.

Cuunfaatti akeekni olola amma deemaa jiruu fi bobbaalee diinaa bakka hundaayyuu, sochii Qeerroo Bilisummaa gufachiisuuf, adeemsa QBO ABOn hogganamuu danquuf, waliigalatti ammoo sochii QBO fi adeemsa warraaqsa FXG sadarkaa olaanaa irra gahee jiru kana gara gulantaa itti aanuutti akka hin tarkaanfanne gufachiisuuf karoora diinaan baafamee ittiin sossohamaa jiruu dha. Haa ta’u malee, shirri xaxamuu fi ololli geggeeffamu falmii bilisummaa fi mirga abbaa biyyummaa finiinaa jiru tasumaa dhaabuu akka hin dandeenye diinnis firris jala muree beekuu feesisa.

Xumura irratti dhaamsi dabarfamu hubannoo tokkoon maleetti murnootni hawaasa Oromoo kan keessaa fi alaa marti olola faajjessaa adda addaa waan gara garaa maqaa dhahatee diinaa fi farreeniin Qeerroo Bilisummaa irrattis ta’u ABO irratti ololamuu fi hafarfamu keessatti hirmaachuun meeshaa diinaa ta’uu irraa of qusatuu dha.

Miseensotanii fi deggertootni, ummatni Oromoo addatti ammoo warraaqsa ummata Oromoo belbelaa jiru keessatti duree hiriiranii kan jiran Barattootni/ Dargaggootni/ Qeerroon olola bifa fedhee diinnii fi ergamtootni diinaa ta’e jedhanii oomishanii ololaniif osoo gurra hin ergisne, falmaa finiinsuun FXG milkeessuu qofa irratti cichoominaan hojjechuun xumura sirna gabrummaa wayyaanee gabaabsuu dha.

Oromia (WBO): Irree fi Gaachanni Ummata Oromoo Waraanni Bilisummaa Oromoo Godina Kibba-Bahaa Tarkaanfii Waraana Wayyaanee Irratti Fudhateen Loltoota Diinaa 87 ajjeese 37 madoo taasise May 1, 2016

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(SBO – Camsaa 1 bara 2016): Irree fi Gaachanni Ummata Oromoo Waraanni Bilisummaa Oromoo Godina Kibba-Bahaa Tarkaanfii Waraana Wayyaanee Irratti Fudhateen Loltoota Diinaa 87 ol Hojiin Ala Taasisee, Meeshaalee Waraanaa Adda Addaa hedduu Booji’uudhaan Injifannoo Cululuqaa Galmeesse.

Gootichi Humna Addaa WBO Godina Kibba-Bahaa, Oromiyaa Godina Baalee Ona Eelkarree bakkoota adda addaatti haleellaa Bitootessa 24 fi 28 bara 2016 akkasumas Ebla 2 bara 2016 waraana wayyaanee Sochii Fincila Xumura Gabrummaa (FXG) dura dhaabbachuu fi WBO sakatta’uu akeekkatee bobbaafame haleeluun loltoota diinaa 57 battalummatti ajjeesee, 30 ol ammoo madoo taasisuudhaan injifannoo galmeessee jira.

Haaluma kanaan Bitootessa 24 bara 2016 gootichi humni addaa WBO, Godina Baalee Ona Eelkarree bakka Gooroo Saalaa jedhamutti ganama keessaa Sa’aatii 8:00 hanga 9:00tti waraana Wayyaanee WBO sakatta’uuf bobbaafame haxxee hidhee haleeludhaan loltoota 15 battalummatti yoo ajjeesu, 9 ammoo haala hamaan madeessuun kanneen hafan facaaseera.

Haleellaa kanaanis:

  • Qawwee AKM-47 baay’inni isaa 15 tahe hidhannoo guutuu waliin
  • Rasaasa AKM firii 800 ol
  • Boombii harkaa fi lakkoofsaan 25 tahu fi meeshaalee waraanaa adda addaa humna diinaarraa booji’uudhaan QBO ABOn hogganamuuf oolchee jira.

Irree fi gaachanni saba Oromoo Waraanni Bilisummaa Oromoo tarkaanfii laalessaa waraana qubattuu, wayyaanee/TPLF irratti fudhatu itti fufuun Bitootessa 28 bara 2016 Onuma Eelkarree naannoo Gaara Girriirraa bakka Eela Hoofii jedhamutti loltoota diinaa WBO akka sakatta’aniif bobbaafaman rukutee 23 ajjeesudhaan 14 ammoo madeesse.

WBOn loltoota diinaa sakattaarra oolanii guyyaa sa’aatii 1:00 irratti bakka Eela Hoofii jedhamu boqotaa turan irratti tarkaanfii fudhate kanaan,

  • Qawwee AKM-47 Baay’inaan 17 tahu hidhannoo guutuu waliin
  • Rasaasa AKM firii 1200 ol
  • Bombii harkaa fi baay’inni isaa 32 akkasumas
  • Raadiyoo qunnamtii RT-33 tokko (1) loltoota Wayyaaneerraa booji’uun dantaa QBOf oolchee jira.

Gootichi humni addaa WBO Godina Kibba-Baha humnoota diinaa sochii FXG qeerroo-barattoonni Oromoo ummata waliin tahuudhaan gaggeessaa jiran dhaabuu fi lammiilee Oromoo gooluuf akkasumas sochii WBO danquuf bobbaafaman irratti tarkaanfii fudhatu ittuma fufuudhaan Ebla 2 bara 2016 Ona Eelkarree bakka Gola Hurrii jedhamuun beekkamutti lola ganama sa’aatii 10:00 hanga 10:45tti taasiseen, dursee dhukaasa irratti banuun loltoota wayyaanee 9 battalumatti ajjeesudhaan 7 ol madeessudhaan gaaga’ama tokkoon alatti injifannoo boonsaa galmeessee jira.

Walumaagalatti, Gootichi Humni Addaa Waraana Bilisummaa Oromoo Godina Kibba-Bahaa Ona Eelkarree bakkoota sadeenitti tarkaanfii waraana Wayyaaneerratti fudhateen, loltoota sirnichaa 47 ajjeesee kanneen 30 caalan madeessudhaan hojiin ala taasisee jira. Tarkaanfiidhuma boonsaa kanaan Qawwee AKM-47 heddumminni isaa 33 tahe hidhannoo guutuu waliin, rasaasa AKM firii 2000 ol, boombii harkaa F1 57 fi Raadiyoo Qunnamtii RT-33 tokko akkasumas meeshaalee waraanaa adda addaa diinarraa booji’uun qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo ABOn durfamuuf oolchuun injifannoo cululuqaa galmeessee jira.

Tarkaanfii humnoota hidhattootaa sirna Wayyaanetiin bobbaafaman akkasumas farreen QBO fi FXGtti gufuu tahaa jirani fi Ummata Oromoo hiraarsaa jiran irratti fudhatu hanga Bilisummaan Ummata Oromoo fi Walabummaan Oromiyaa mirkanaahutti jabeessee fi bal’isee kan itti fufu tahuu Ajajni WBO Godina Kibba-Bahaa beeksisee, Ummanni Oromoo tinnisa roga hedduun WBOf taasisaa jiru daran akka cimsee itti fufu dhaamee jira.

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Oromia: #OromoProtests: Gabaasa Fincila Xumura Garbummaa (FXG) Oromiyaa 2016 (April) April 30, 2016

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Odaa OromooOromo Protests defend Oromo National Interest

#OromoPRotests tweet and share#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in EthiopiaOromo Students protest @ Mandii, Western Oromia 25th November 2015Oromo Students protest @ Ambo, Oromia 25th November 2015 picture1Gaaffiiwwan yeroo ammaa


 

Gincii, Amboo, Jalduu, Gudar, Giddaa Ayyaanaa, Mandii, Najjoo, Laaloo Assaabii, Jaarsoo, Gullisoo, Bojjii, Gujii, Dambi Doolloo, Gimbii, Naqamtee, Buraayyuu, sabbataa, Dirree Incinnii, Adaamaa, Harammayyaa, Mattuu, Baale (Robee), Madda Walabu, Walliisoo, Tulluu Boolloo, Sulultaa (Caancoo), Horroo Guduruu, Buuraayyuu, Dirree Dhawaa, Calanqoo, Ada’aa Bargaa, Baddannoo, Holootaa, Shaashee, Awaday (E. Harargee), Hara Qallo (Goro Dola, Gujii), Gaasaraa (Baalee), Bulee Hora, Jimmaa, Arjo, Heebantuu, Giddaa Ayyaanaa ,Kiiramuu, Ciroo, Dodolaa, Anfilloo (Mugii), Walqixxee, Diillaa, Bishooftuu, Finfinnee,  Yuniversiitii Finfinnee, Geedoo, Asallaa,  Shaambuu, Agaarfaa, Sibuu Siree, Kotobee, Wacaalee, Saalaalee, Machaaraa, Ammayyaa, Tokkee  Kuttaayee, Innaangoo, Baabbichaa, Laaloo Qilee, Hiddii Lolaa, .Mugii, Arsi Nagallee, Baabbichaa, Shukutee, Baakkoo, Shukutee,  Baakkoo, Jalduu, Gindoo, Buun’dho Beddellee, Grawwaa,Gaara Mul’ataa, Qarsaa, Qobboo (Dardar, Eastern Oromia), Sinaanaa (Baalee), Jimmaa Arjoo, Bojjii, Kombolcha,  Aggaaroo,Tajji (Iluu), Qilxuu Kaarraa, Baabboo Gambel, Daawoo,Tulu Milki (Warra Jarso), Hirnaa, Xuulloo,  Masalaa, Galamso, Bordode, Mi’esso, Waheel, Diggaa, Arjoo Guddattuu, Guraawa, waamaa Adaree, Shabee Somboo, Limmuu Saqaa, Amuruu (Agamsa), Daroo Labuu (Gaadulloo), Yaabelloo, Aliboo (Jaartee Jardagoo), Saasigga, Magaalaa Dafinoo, Dhumugaa, Daroo Labuu (Buraysaa) Begii (Kobor), Mardida Halo Guba (Daroo Labuu), Qassoo, Bonayyaa Boshee, Baalee  (Dalloo Mannaa), Jimmaa Raaree (Magaalaa Gobaan), Nophaa (Iluu)……………



 

Gabaasa FDG Oromiyaa Sadaasa (November) 12, 13,  25,  26, 27, 28, 30, Muddee (December) 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17/18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,  26, 27,28, 29,30, 31….    2015

Amajii (January) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17,18,19, 20,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,30, 31……2016

Guraandhala (February) 1,  2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10,11,12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18,19, 20, 21,22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,29………… 2016

 

Bitootessa (March) 1, 2, 3,4, 5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11,12, 13,14,15, 16,17, 18, 19,20,  21,  22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2,28, 29, 30, 31 …………2016

Ebla (April), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, 19,20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30……… 2016

 


 

 #OromoProtests: International Community Alarmed as Ethiopia Crisis Worsens

#OromoProtests. International Community Alarmed as Ethiopia Crisis WorsensEthiopia's scores in freedom in the world 2016, freedom House World Report, January 2016.

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Press Statement: The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/press-statement-the-united-states-is-deeply-concerned-by-the-government-of-ethiopia/


Freedom for Bekele Gerba and all political prisoners in Ethiopian prisons

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/oromo-federalist-congress-international-support-freedom-for-bekele-gerba-and-all-political-prisoners-in-ethiopian-prisons/


U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken condemned the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against hundreds of Oromo protesters. #OromoProtests

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/u-s-senators-amy-klobuchar-and-al-franken-today-condemned-the-lethal-violence-used-by-the-government-of-ethiopia-against-hundreds-of-oromo-protesters-oromoprotests/

 

Ilhan Omar denounces crimes against humanity being committed in Ethiopia

http://www.ilhanomar.com/news/2016/4/25/ilhan-omar-denounces-crimes-against-humanity-being-committed-in-ethiopia

 

 

 U.S. Senators Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Civil Society

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/12-u-s-senators-condemn-ethiopias-crackdown-on-civil-society/

 

Human Rights league: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/human-rights-league-the-tplf-hidden-agenda-of-reducing-the-oromo-population-must-be-stopped/


 

HRW: Foreign Policy In Focus: Deafening Silence from Ethiopia:The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where’s the outrage from the international community?

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/foreign-policy-in-focus-deafening-silence-from-ethiopiathe-ethiopian-government-is-cracking-down-on-journalists-and-ngos-wheres-the-outrage-from-the-international-community/


Human Rights in Ethiopia – An Update

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 11:00am
Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Announcement

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia.

https://humanrightscommission.house.gov/events/hearings/human-rights-ethiopia-update-0


Oromo protesters: ‘We are still on the streets because we want self-rule’

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/oromo-protesters-we-are-still-streets-because-we-want-self-rule-1548661

No, we don’t have self-rule in Oromia state

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ethiopia-protesters-no-we-dont-have-self-rule-oromia-state-1551225


IPS: Ethiopia’s (Fascist TPLF) Smoldering Oromo. #OromoProtests

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/ips-ethiopias-fascist-tplf-smoldering-oromo-oromoprotests/


Das Berliner Missionswerk: Frieren Sie die Militärhilfe für Äthiopien ein, bis Äthiopien die Menschenrechte achtet!

 https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/das-berliner-missionswerk-frieren-sie-die-militarhilfe-fur-athiopien-ein-bis-athiopien-die-menschenrechte-achtet-oromoprotests/


Why Have Oromo People Been Clashing With The Ethiopian Government For So Long?    http://www.afrizap.com/en/why-have-oromo-people-been-clashing-with-the-ethiopian-government-for-so-long


France 24: Focus: Anger among Ethiopia’s Oromo boils over.

France 24: Focus: Anger among Ethiopia’s Oromo boils over. #OromoProtests

 https://youtu.be/75_q7dbpTjs


Ethiopia – #OromoProtests and Ethiopian Repression: Overview

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/ethiopia-oromoprotests-and-ethiopian-repression-overview/


 

 Growing public dissatisfaction with ‘rent seeking’ and corruption in the ruling party and government culminated recently in the unprecedented Oromo protests.

https://www.issafrica.org/events/view-on-africa-protests-political-instability-and-purge-in-ethiopia


The Economist on #OromoProtests

Ethiopia’s Oromo people demand equal rights in protests

Largest ethnic group in Ethiopia continues to rally against the government despite crackdown.

By Charles Stratford, Al Jazeera

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/al-jazeera-africa-oromia-ethiopias-oromo-people-demand-equal-rights-in-protests-oromoprotests/


Al Jazeera: HUMAN RIGHTS: #OromoProtests continue amid harsh crackdown

 https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/al-jazeera-human-rights-oromoprotests-continue-amid-harsh-crackdown/


 

FP: Dispatch: The Rotten Foundation of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom. #OromoProtests

 

FP: Dispatch: The Rotten Foundation of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom. #OromoProtests

Martial law in Oromia: The state is now under 8 military divisions controlled by Fascist TPLF warlords from Tigray.

Martial law in Oromia: The state is now under 8 military divisions controlled by Fascist TPLF warlords from Tigray.


Telesurtv: Ethiopia’s Oromo Protest ‘Development,’ Displacement and Death. #OromoProtests

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/telesurtv-ethiopias-oromo-protest-development-displacement-and-death-oromoprotests/

Egypt defends treatment of Oromo refugees

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/egypt-defends-treatment-of-oromo-refugees/

Oromia & Ethiopia: #OromoProtests: With whom are the European Union, the United States, and the African Union Officials meeting to discuss and end the exclusion and marginalization of the Oromo people in Ethiopia? April 8, 2016

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/oromia-ethiopia-oromoprotests-with-whom-are-the-european-union-the-united-states-and-the-african-union-officials-meeting-to-discuss-and-end-the-exclusion-and-marginalization-of-the-oromo-pe/


https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/oromia-oromo-martyrs-memorial-day-ebla-15-bara-2016-qeerroon-yuniversitii-wallaggaa-guyyaa-gootota-oromoo-kabajachuun-ibsa-ejjennoo-baafatan-oromoprotests/

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ebla 20, 2016

 


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OromoProtests Continues in Najjoo,  Ebla (April) 21, 2016
Lixaa Oromiyaa goddina Wallaggaa, magaalaa NAJJOO


Eda galgala magaalaa Najjoo iddoo addaa gama Boolee jedhamuuti konkoolaataa Ibnebiireed fe’ee gara shaggar deemu irratti humna hin beekamneen tarkaanfiin irratti fudhatamee hojiin ala ta’uu fi barattootni gara 50 guyyaa hardhaa mana barnootaa keessaa guuramanii mana hidhaatti uguuramuu isaannii qeerroon naannoo magaalaa Najjoo gabaasaa oduu dabarsan irraa hubatameerra.
WarraaqsiXFG naannoo Najjoo osoo waliirraa hin dhaabane itti fufuu isaas kannuma waliin oduun kun adeesee jira. Sochiin gootowwan ilmaan Oromoo naannoo kanatti gaggeessannii fi gaggeessaas jiran kan gootumaa saba Oromoo dhiigaan mirkaneeffame ta’uu ragaa bahaati jiru.
Faashistootni TPLF saba goota kana qawween jilbifachiisuun bituun akka hin danda’amne wallaaluun yknis hubachuu dhabuun haala barbaachiisaa hin taane ummata Tigreeti affeeruuf yaaluun ishii garee itti gaafatamnii itti hin dhagahamne ishii godheetti jira jedhu qeerroon Najjoo.


#OromoProtests in Buunno’oo Bedellee, Iluu, Oromia, TPLF fascist forces attacked school student, 19 April 2016

#OromoProtests in Buunno'oo Bedellee, Iluu, Oromia, TPLF fascist forces attacked school student, 19 April 2016 p1

#OromoProtests in Buunno'oo Bedellee, Iluu, Oromia, TPLF fascist forces attacked school student, 19 April 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NY5QT-7Who

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

https://youtu.be/85JW9eq7nhE

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ebla 18, 2016

 

Qeerroon Godina Harargee Magaalaa Awadaay Sirna Qindaayeen Kabajatan.

Ebla 15 Sabboontoowwaan ilmaan Oromoo Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Kan magaalaa Awwadaay jiratan guyyaa Ebla 15,2016 kabaja guyyaa Gootota Oromoo sababeefachuun tuutni Qeerroo Aawwadaay sabboontoota gaara mullataa baddannoofii bakka garagaraa irraa dhufan wajjiin qophii qopheefataniin gootowwan Oromoo kan wareegaman yaadachuun qabsoo diddaa gabrummaa itti fufuun gumaa jaallan keenyaa bilisummaan baasuuf irbuu harayoomfatan.

received_1709705492620985Ebla 18,2016, Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa irraa Barattoonni ja’a fincila xumura garbummaa tiin wal qabatee yeroo ari’aman barattooti saddeet immoo guyyaa borii tti beellamaan akka jiran beekameera

Barattoota engineering waggaa 1 ffaa laman beeka ani:

1.Baahiruu Kabbadaa Dabalaa.

2.Dinqaa Taammiruu Bulchaa fi kkf gara ijoollee 6 har’a ari’an. Boruttis ijoollee 8 gara kutaa displenetti waanan. sababa mid.exam wal qabatee rakkoo guddaatu uumamaa jira

 

 

 

Har’a Ebla 19,2016 FXG Yuniverstii Wallaggaa Jabaatee Itti Fufe

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Baqattoota Ilmaan Oromoo Biyya Egypt Cairo Irraa Dooniin Utuu Gara Biyya Italy Imalaa Galaanaa Mediterranean rra Imalaa Jiranii Dooniin Galaanaa Keessatti dhidhimtee Lubbuun Wareegamanii Ilaalchisee Qeerroon Bilisummaa Ibsa Gaddaa Baase.

Ebla 18/2016 Hooggansii Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Baqattoota Ilmaan Oromoo biyya Egypt Cairo irraa dooniin utuu gara biyya Italy imalaa galaana Mediterranean irra Imalaa Jiranii dooniin Galaanaa Keessatti dhidhimtee Ilmaan Oromoo qaaliin Lubbuun Wareegamanii Irbaata Qurxummii taan Yeroo Dhageenyutti Gadda Guddaatu Onnee keenya irraa nutti dhagaaame jirachuu ibsuun, Guddaa guddaa Itti dhagaame jiruu Ibse. Jiruuf Jireenya gabrummaatu kana nutti fidee jechuun gadda Itti dhagaaame Ibsee jira!!

Ilmaan Keenyaa dhaloonnii kichuu galaanaan nyaatamanii wareegamuun hirbaata Qurxummii taan kanaaf sababaa guddaan jiruuf jireenya gabrummaa mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo biyyaa irraa ariiatu tauun ifaadha, dhumaatii ilmaan Oromoo kallattii hundaan gaggeeffamaa jiruuf itti gaafatamaan mootummaa abbaa Irree Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO tauu hoggansii Qeerroo bilisummaa Oromoo gadi jabeessuun hubachiisae!!

Ilmaan Oromoo Dargaggootii balaa kanaan Wareegamaan keessa kanneen maqaan isaaniifi Suuraan isaanii argamee keessa:

1. Dargaggoo Sabboonaa Muraad Abdii

2. Shamarree Lammii Shaafii

3. Dargaggoo Abdisaa Barshoo

4. Dargaggoo Toofiqoo Abdallaa

5. Shamarree Aliizaar Xaahir

6. Kan Maqaan isaanii adda hin bahiin Haadha Ilmoo fi abbaa Manaa Dabalatee ilmaan Oromoo Hedduun balaa kanaan galafatamaniif Gaddaa Guddaatu Onnee keenya irraa nutti dhagaaame, Maatii fi Firoottaan isaanii hundaaf jajjabina hawwinaaf jechuun Dhaamsa Gaddaa uummata Oromoo fi Maatii wareegamtootaaf Dabarsee jira!!

Dhumarraatti Uummata Oromoo waliigalaaf qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo diina biyyaa irraa nu ariiatu jalaa dheessuu hin qabnu uummata keenya waliin wal taanee falmannee falmachiisuun wareegama fedhee baasnee bilisummaa keenya gonfachuun dirqama ilmaan Oromoo hundaa tauu fi balaa n guddaa kun sababaa jiruuf jireenya gabrummaa irraa kan dhufee tauu hubachuun biyyaa keenyaarratti falmannee wareegamuun Warraaqsaa Marsaa 5ffaaf gaggeessaa jirru kanaan diina of irraa gaggeessuun bilisummaa keenya akka kabachiifannuuf waamicha keenya jabeessina!!

Injifannoon Uummata oromoof!

Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati!!

Maatiifi Firoottan wareegamtootaaf jajjabina hawwina!!

 

Ebla 17,2016 Godina Arsii Anaa Roobetii magaala Habetii keessatti baarulle Waraqsaatifi alaabaan adda bilisummaa Oromoo ( Oromoo ) akkanatti maxxanfame bulee!

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Godina Wallaggaa lixaa aanaa Jaarsoo magaalaa Jaarsoo keessatti Guyyaan Gootota Oromoo Ebla 15 Qeerroo fi hojjettootaan kabajame.

Jaarsoo

Dargaggoonni Oromoo Kanaadaa Magaalaa Calgary Jiraatan Guyyaa Gootota Oromo Ebla 15 fi Hundeeffata Qeerroo Bilisummaa Waggaa 6ffaa Sirna Miidhagaan Kabajatan.

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Baha Wallaggaa Magaalaa Qassootti Fincilli Xumura Garbummaa Fininee jira

Ebla 17,2016
Mirga abbaa biyyummaa deebifachuf Daran sochiin uummati taasisaa jiru bakkeewwan hedduutti finiinfamaa jiraachuu odeessi Qeerroo tibbanaa nii ifoomsa Haaluma kanaan Magaalaa Qassoo keessatti jala bultii yaadannoo Gootota wareegamanii gummacha gootonni keenya Shinigaatti kaffalan yaadachuuf jala bultiirraa kaasee magaalattii keessatti mandheen Qanaa’aa Janaa bifa gaariin yaadate ooleera.guyya kana dursuun sochiin magaalattii keessatti barattootaan eebila 13,2016 irraa egalee dhohe hanga haraatti itti fufee jira.Guyyaa sanas dhaadannoof Kakuu
gurguddaan barattoonni mana Barumsaa Qassoo sadarkaa 2ffaa fi 2ffaa akkasuma hawwasni magaalattiif naannooshee kan eegalan yoo ta’u
sirboonni warraaqsas gaafas guutummaa magaalattii hanga sochoosuuf ka’utti Gobii Lamaan wallifamaa turuu qeerroon achii dubbata,barattoonnis hanga har’atti mana barumsaa addaan kutanii akka jiran dubbatamaa jira.Kunis murna bichuu waayyaaneef ergamtushee OPDO sodaaf rifaatuu guddaa keessa galchun hidhaatti fulleefachaa jiraachuu Qeerroon achii gabasaa isaan ifoomsa.Barataan Nagaasaa Beekumaa Qabamee bakki geeffames wal’alamee jiraachuu,Barataa kana erga sochiin magaalaa sanaa eegalee adamoo guddaa keessa turuusaa akkasumas yeroo gara yerootti dararamaa erga turee qabamee amma argansaa dhabamee jirachuun ittuu sochiin magaalattii Uummataan makatee daran akka hin dhabbanne taasisaa jiraachuu dhaga’amaa jira

 

Goototni Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo fi Daragaggootni Barattootni Oromoo fi qabsa’otni Oromoo Ebla 15 Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Oromiyaa Gidduu Galaa Fi Handhuuraa Oromiyaa Maagaalaa Finfinnee Keessatti Bifa Ha’aa Ta’een Ebla 15/2016 Kabajamtan!!

12999533_662436543894578_383520273_o13022174_662436183894614_103095983_n13022327_662436180561281_2140939978_n13045551_662436173894615_157574544_n13046238_662436210561278_327658916_nGoototni Hoggattootni Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo Warraaqsaa (FDG-FXG) Qeerroon daraggootni Oromoo , sabboontootni goototni Oromoo fi goototni Barattootni Oromoo sadarkaa adda addaa irratti walitti dhufuun Ebla 15 Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo(GGO) dungoo halluu Diimaa Magariisaa Diimaa qabu halluu alaabaa ABO qabsiifachuun seenaa gootota Oromoo Kaleessaa fi Har’aa waliif ibsuun Kaayyoon Goototni Oromoo irratti wareegamaanii fi wareegamaa jiran tokkicha ta’uu fi kayyoo haqaa kan dhugaa bilisummaa saba Oromoo hunda hammatee ta’uu ifa waliif gochuun kayyoo Goototni Oromoo Irratti wareegamaa qalii kanfalaa jiraniifi nuti dhalootni har’aas xummura itti gochuuf wareegama qaalii kan itti kanfalaa jirruu fi Uummatni keenyaa Uummatni Oromoo Oromiyaa cufa keessatti Warraaqsaa FXG keessatti qooda olaanaa kanfalaa jiraachuu waliif ibsuun FXG marsaa 5ffaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Sababeeffachuun qabsiifamee finiinfamaa jiruu daran jabeessuun abbaa irreetti xummura gochuuf Irbuu Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo haaromsachuun bifa Adda ta’een Kabajamee jira!! Goototni Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo fi Daragaggootni Barattootni Oromoo

 

 

 

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ebla 15, 2016

 

 

 

#OromoProtests in Ambo, 15 April 2016

Mormiin Barattoota Universitii Ambo keessati Ebla 15 bara 2016  itti fufe jira

 

#OromoProtests in Ambo, 15 April 2016

 

#OromoProtests @Nekemte Calalaqi Elementary School, Oromia, 15 April 2016

#OromoProtests @Nekemte Calalaqi Elementary School, Oromia, 15 April 2016

#OromoProtests @Najjoo, West Wallaggaa, oromia, 15 April 2016

#OromoProtests @Najjoo, West Wallaggaa, oromia, 15 April 2016

 

 


 

 

Godina Wallaggaa lixaa magaalaa Mandii keessatti OPDOn ayyaana TPLFn hundeeffamuu kabajuuf dirqaaman uummata magaalaa Mandii kan ajajje yeroo ta’u, uummati guutumaatti waltajji Wayyaanee irraa hafe Haata’u malee, kaabinooti muraasi mana barumsaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa Mandii keessatti wal tajji taa’uuf yeroo jedhan daa’imman itti yaa’uun dhakaadhaan achii arii’aniiru

Kaabinotis uummata beekaatu daa’imman dhagaadhaan nu reebsisa jechuun oori’anii yeroo gaafatanitti uummati dhaloota qofa miti barumatu isin jibbe jechuun afaan akka qabsiisaniifi ergamtooti diinaa kun magaalicha keessatti waaroo salphinaa akka uffatan odeessi achii nuqaqqabe ifa taasiseera

https://youtu.be/tJE-6aM1nNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ebla 8, 2016

OMN: Oduu Ebla 8, 2016

 

OMN: Amharic News April 9, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/04/09/omn-amharic-news-april-9-2016/

 

Saamicha Lafa Oromoo Ilaalchisee Xiinxala Dr. Gizaachoo Teessoo (Ebla 8, 2016)

 

OMN: Oduu Ebla 7, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/04/07/omn-oduu-ebla-7-2016/

https://youtu.be/uwHhhlkGwBg

#OromoProtests in Limmuu Saqaa, Jimmaa, Oromia, 7 April 2016
#OromoProtests in Limmuu Saqaa, Jimmaa, Oromia, 7 April 2016#OromoProtests in Limmuu Saqaa, Jimmaa, Oromia, 7 April 2016 p1#OromoProtests in Limmuu Saqaa, Jimmaa, Oromia, 7 April 2016 p2
#OromoProtests, 8 April 2016
The administrative harassment of Oromo university students continues. Here is a notice in Amharic  to a number of Jimma University Oromo students. Intimidating students into submission by threatening to dismiss them on political grounds is an old tactic used by authorities.

And yet THE RESISTANCE CONTINUES. Source: Tsegaye Ararsa, on social media

The administrative harassment of Oromo university students continues

Oromiyaa Godinaalee Adda Addaa fi Manneen Barnootaa Keessatti FXG Jabaatee Itti Fufee Jira. 

FXGOromiyaa Ilubbaabooritti Eebla 6, 2016 eegalee barattoonni sad.2ffaa fi qophaa’inaa algee Mattuu, Beddellee’ barnoota hin barannu, hanga warri hidhaman hiikamnaitti qormaata biyyoolessaa hin qoramnu jechuun FXG kaasan addaan osoo hin kutin itti fufanii jiru.

Godina Shaggar Bahaa Bishooftuuttis barattoonni sad.2ffaa fi sad.1ffaa liiban Cuqqaalaa FXG uumanni kaaseen humni waraana Itiyoophiyaa tarkaanfii uummata irratti fudhatuuf yaalus uummanni ofirraa deebisee jira.

Naannoo Finfinnee dukamitti Eebla 5,2016 barattoonni qophaa’ina dhiiqa ergisuuf heyyamasaanii kennanii hojjettoonni fayyaa yeroo gara mooraa mana barumsaa seenan dhiigi keenya osoo iddoo hundaatti dhangala’uu akkamiin dhiiga ergisaa jedhamna jechuun FXG kaasanii tarkaanfii lukkuulee Wayyaanee irrattis fudhatamee jira.
Harargee bahaa aanaa Faadisitti Ebla 3 ,2016 eegalee jiraattonni bulchaan aanichaa nuuf haa bu’u jechuun finciili uummatan itti fufaa waan jiraniif qaamni ilaallatu yoo uummata hin haasofsiifne rakkoo gudaan kan uumamuudha jechuun ergamtootni fi kaabinoonni aanaa hedduun
raafama guddaa keessa seenanii jiru.

Itti fufudhaan Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaatti barataan osoo mooraa hin seeniin poolisii tahee hojjetaa ture 1 yeroo ammaa odeeffannoo barattoota oromoo mootummaa Wayyaaneef dabarsee kennaa waan jiruuf suuraa fi seenaa gabaasa waliin weebsaayitii’oromo one love’ jedhurratti gadhiisuun tarkaanfiin irratti fudhatamuu qaba kan jedhu dabarsuun poolisoonni mooricha guutummaatti mooraa sodaa kanaan gadhiisani akka jiran Qeerroon gabaase. Qeerroonis mooricha dhunfate toohatee jira wayita kana barumsi hin jiru FXG malee jedhu.

Yuunivarsiitii walqixxeetti barattoonni Oromoo dhaaba ABO deeggaran ; kanaan dura garee disipiliiniin fi koomaandi poostii moorichaan gorfamaniiru jechuun barattoonni 9 guutumman guutuuttu ariayamanii,17 immoo adabbii waggaa 2 akkasumas 9 immoo akeekkachiisi dhumaa akka itti kenname eebla 5,2016 ibsame. Haaluma kanaan mooraa kanatti fxg ka’ee finiinaa jiraachuun gabaafame.


Ebla 7,2016, Naannolee Qobboo fi Waldayaa akkasumas Gambeelaas dabalatee sochiin fincilaa jabaatee akka jirutu Qeeyroon gabaasee jira. Dabalataan toora Qobboo fi waldiyaatti transiformariin ibsaa gubatee bade ji’a tokko ol kan lakkaawe uummanni ifa dhabee rakkina kanan naannoo kanatti fincilli uumataan ka’eejira.

Kana malees  Ebla 7,2016 ,Naannoo Kibbaa godina Saganti magaala Konsootti Fincilli ka’ee finiinuu gabaasuun keenya ni yaadatama. Manneen barnootaas cufamanii hamma ammaatti. Humneen nageenyaa wayyaanee naannicha buufatee jiru baajatni mootummaa waan hanqataa dhufeef naannicha irraa waraanni buufatee jiru fagaatee hojii eegumsaa dhaabaa akka jiru odeessi Qeerroo naannichaa ibsa.


Ebla 7,2016 Yuuniversitii Bahar Daar mooraa Yibaabitti torban tokko dura barattootni rakkoolee bishaan dhugaatii fi qulqullina nyaataan wal
qabateef gaaffii dhiyeessuun nyaata lagatanii turan. Barattootni hanga har’aatti diddaa nyaata lagachuun fincilatti fufanii akka jiranis Qeeyroon gabaasee jira. Wayyaaneen barattoota Oromoo irratti shira xaxuu akkuma beekamu moorawwan Yuuniversiti naannoo Amaarattis miidhaa barattoota irratti gaggeessuuf karaa naataa fi bishaan qulquulluu dhabsiisuun daran jabaatee jira,Mooraa Yuuniversitii Dabra Taabor
keessatti dararamuun ni jira.


Qeerroon biyaa ambaa Bosaaso jiran mormii sanii dhageessisan. #OromoProtests 7 April 2016
#OromoProtests in Bosaso, 7 April 2016 
#OromoProtests, 7 April 2016 in Hirna, West Hararge,  3 people including Beyan Abas were shot and wounded. The people protested and disrupted celebration of OPDO’s 26th founding anniversary. Similar protest have been taking place all across the province in towns and rural areas of Xullo, Dobba, Daro Labu, Miesso and Burqa Tinitu districts.


 

Mormii Ebla 7 bara 2016 aanaa xuulloo magaalaa Hirnaatti godhamerrati namooni hedduun miidhamani akka jiranii fi kanis hidhamani akka jiran beekamee jira. Warra rasaasaan rukutame keessaa tokko Bayaan Abbaa kan jedhamu yoo ta’u yeroo ammaa kana hospitaal Ciroo keessatti waldhaanamaa jira. Mormiin kun ayyaana OPDO kan 26 hin feenu jechuun kan ka’e yoo ta’u aanaalee godinachaa hedduu keessatti godhamaa jira. Jiraattonni anaanalee Xuulloo, Mi’eessoo, Daaro Labuu, Doobbaafi Burqaa Tindhitu keessatti mormiin akka jiru gabaasni nu gahe ni garsiisa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQBLIU4gAjY

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/04/06/omn-oduu-bit-6-2016/

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/04/07/omn-qophii-adaa-marii-dingadee-itoophiyaa-ogeessoota-dingadee-waliin-taasifee-ebla-62016/

 

Godina Wallaggaa Magaalaa Najjoo fi Naannoo Isheetti FXG Itti Fufee Oole.

Ebla 6,2016 Godina Wallaggaa Magaalaa Najjoo fi naannoo  keessatti barattoota Sadarkaa 2ffaa Aggaar Alaltuutiin daran jabaatee itti fufee jiraachuu Qeerroon gabaase.

Fincilli kunis kan jalqabe baratootuma mooraa sanaan Sa’a 4;00 Irratti Fincila Diddaa Garbummaa Qabsiisaniin humni kora bittinneessaa fi Federaalli Mooraatti weeraruun barattoota hedduu reebanii miidhaa guddaa irraan ga’aniiru! sa’a afur irraa eegalani reebichaa fi dararaa guddaa baratoota kana irratti raawwataniiru.

Maatiin Barattootaa Ilmaan Isaani Hoggaa barbaaduuf deemanitti humni federaalaas Uummata ijoolleessaaf dirmachuuf ba,e kana reebuun manatti deebisaniru.Uummannis diddaa isaa jabeessuun naannooma mana barnootaa sana turaniiru. Humni federaalaas yemuu barattoota kana hidhaatti dabarsuuf yammuu yaalanitti Uummannis degersa baratoota kanaaf godhaniin oso mana adabaa hin geeffamin hafaniru! reebicha irra
ga,eenis baratoonni heedduun miidhamuu Qeerroon gabaase.

FXG Itti Fufuun Gootonni Barattooti Oromoo Manni Barumsaa Qophaa’inaa Asalla Diddaa Gaggeessan.

FXGGuyyaa Ebla 6,2016 Har’aa Manni Barumsaa Qophaa’inaa Asalla Hiriira Mormii sirna mootummaa Wayyaanee gaggeessaniin dhaadatnoolee warraaqsaa hedduu dhageessisun mootummaa fi waraana mootummaa Wayyaanee balaaleffachaa oolanii jiru, alaabaa  gabrummaa ( Ithioophiyaa) mooricha keessatti fannifames gadi buusanii ciruun,barnooti bilisummaa booda waan ta’eef uummata keenya keessa bobbaanee nagaa fi bilisummaa barbaacha qabsoo fincila xumura gabrummaa itti fufna jechuun mana barnootaa cufanii maatiiti galuu Qeerroon gabaase.

 

because-i-am-oromoEbla 6,2016/ Godina Wallaggaa Bahaa Aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaa magaalaa Adaree irraa qabamanii ji’oota lamaa oliif mana hidhaa Wayyaanee keessatti kan daraaramaa jiran hawaasa bal’aa yeroo ta’u Wayyaaneen namoota kudha sadii qofa gadi lakkisuun kaan isaanii bakka garaagaraatti hidhaaf fuutee deemuuf akka sanganteeffatte beekameera
Isaan hiikaman keessa muraasi

1. Yohaannis Abbabaa
2. Yohaannis Miidhaksaa
3. Asaffaa Miidhaksaa
4. Tafarii Tashoomaa
5. Naadoo Warqinaa
6. Bayyanaa Taaddasaa kanneen jedhaman qofa ta’uun beekameera


No Taxation without representation

Ummanni Oromoo Godina Lixa Shaggar Kaffaltii Gibiraa Mootummaa Wayyaaneef Kennuu Didaa Jira.

Ebla 5,2016 Godina Lixa shaggar Amboo fi aanota Godinicha cufa keessatti Warraaqsaa FXG gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa fi yakka duguuggaa sanyii Mootummaan wayyaanee fudhateen wal qabatee uummatni eejjennoo Isaa jabeessuun kanfaltii gibraa fi buusiiwwan adda adda dhorkatee waan jiruuf mootummaan Wayyaanee Waraanaa fi poolisoota ergamtuu isheetti dhimmaa Bahuun waraanaan dirqamsiiftee Gibra kanfalchiisuuf kan jirtu ta’uun Saaxilame jira. Uummaatni Oromoo goota dhugaadha, yoo wayyaaneen humna waraanaa fayyadamtee dirqamaan gibraas ta’ee buusii kamuu kan nu kanfalchiiftu ta’ee waan qabnuun dura dhaabbannee dumnee mirga keenyaaf falmanna malee abbaan irree dirqamaan nu hin bittu, jechuun uummatni ejjennoo isaa ibsate jira. Yeroo ammaa Kanaa Aanota Godina Lixa Shaggar Amboo: Aanaa Amboo, Jalduu, Midaa Qanyii, Giincii, Calliyaa Geedoo, Iluu Galaan, Daannoo, Baakkoo Tibbee, Xuqur Incinnii, tokkee Kuttaayee, Gudar, Dandii, Adaa’aa Bargaa, Mugar, Meettaa Roobii, Gindaabarat Kaachisii fi Abuunaa fi Magaalota Godinichaa cufa dabalatee uummatni Waraanaa guddaan eegamaa jira, Bulchitootni Gandoota Baddiyyaa haala wal fakkaatuun uummata sodaannee waan jirruuf kanfaltii gibiraa fi buusii kamuu hin gaafatnu ni sodannee jechuun yaada isaanii ibsatani jiru Mootummaan wayyaanee kanuma irra rifatuu Caaluu keessa galuun waraanatti fayyadamee kanfaltii gibra dirqamaan kanfalchiisuuf yaalii gochaa jira!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=YbsPfRPD1ns&app=desktop


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadA7_Of6mc

OMN: Oduu Ebla 4,2016

 

 

 

#OromoProtests, Limmuu Saqaa, 4 April 2016

#OromoProtests, Limmuu Saqaa, 5 April 2016

 

 

Ebla 3,2016 Godina Hararge LixaAnaa Odaa bultum Magala Baddessatti Guyya har.a Yeeyyiilee Waarraaqsaa (Daa’imman) Magaalaa baddessa yeroo mormii isaanii dhageessisuun uummata Oromoof waardiyyaa dhaabbachuu isaanii muldhisan.

 

Barsiisota,Daldaltootaa fi Jiraattota Oromoo Godina Wallaggaa Aanaa Giddaa Ayyaanaa Keessaa Hoomaa Loltoota Wayyaanee Naannicha Weerareen Dararamaa Jiraachuu Qeerroon Gabaase.

Ebla 3,2016 Fincila xumura gabrummaa aanaa Giddaa Ayyaanaatti belbelaa tureef sababi guddaan isini jechuun barsiisota, hojjetoota mootummaa, daldaltootaa fi barattoota rasaasaan qeeraa turan itti xinnaannaan ammammoo kanneen irraa hafatan gara dabarsuutti jiru.
Torban darbe dura kanneen armaan gadii kana of keessaa dhabneerra jedhu.
1. Mitikkuu Kabbadaa—– barsiisaa seenaa (history) , sabboonaa ummata biratti akka warqeetti ilaalamu
2. Tafarraa Margaa—-daldalaa fi uffata kan hodhu
3. Gammachuu Wiirtuu—-barsiisaa civics
4. Mootii Qana’aa—-barsiisaa Geography kan filannoo bara 2010 tti paartii madrek bakka bu’ee filamee mo’atee boodarra shira wayyaaneen jalaa haqame
5. Margaa Jogoraa—–daldalaa fi sabboonummaa fi gootummaan naannoo Giddaatti kan beekamuu fi kanneen biroo barattoota dabalatee erga dhi’oo asii of keessaa dhabneerra jedhu ummati Giddaa Ayyaanaa.
Kanneen keessaa Tafarraa Margaa Maa’ekelaawwii akka jiru kan barame yoo tahu kanneen biroo eessa akka geeffaman hin baramne jedhu. Dhumarrattis Qabsoo jalqabne otuu adda hin kutiin haa finiinsinuun dhaamsa Qeerroo Giddaa Ayyaanaati

Gurmuun Tumsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Biya Australia Kutaa Perth Keessatti Argamu Dargaggoota Ogadeen Perth Waliin Dhimmoota Mirga Sabaa Irratti Mari’ate:

Perth2Gurmuun Tumsa Qeerroo Oromoo Perth fi dargaggootni Ogaden Perth haala itti qabsoo biyya keessaa itti gargaaruu danda’an Ebila 2,2016 walitti dhufuun marii gaggeeffatan. Akka odeessi biyya Australia lixaa, magaalaa Perth irraa nu gahetti Uummatni Oromoo fi Uummatni Ogaden hiree walfakkaatu qabaachuu irraa qabsoo bilisummaa gaggeessaa jiraachuu, kana irraa ka’uun jaarmayoonni kallacha qabsoo isaanii (Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo fi Adda Bilisummaa Biyyoleessa Ogaadeen) kanneen hireen isaanii wal fakkaatu (Benshangul, Gaambellaa fi Sidaamaa) waliin Tumsa Ummattootaa kan dimokiraasii fi bilisummaa utubuun ka’uumsa walitti dhufeenya isaanii akka ta’e hubatameera.Perth

Marii yeroo jjalqabaaf gaggeeffatan kana irratti akkaataa hawaasa isaanii lamaan caallatti walitti gurmeessuun danda’amu, haala fuula dura waliin itti hoijjachuu danda’an, hawaasa fi dargaggoota gar lachuun keessatti waan Uummatota lamaan wal fakkeessu odeessa uummataan gahuu danda’aamu irratti marii bal’aa gaggeeffachuu isaanii gabaafameera.

Hunda caala muuxannoo qabsoo fi jaarmayaa waliif qooduun qabsoo bilisummaa fi dimokiraasii biyya keessatti gaggeeffamaa jiru attamiin gargaaruu akka danda’anii fi tumsa taasisan attamiin waliin qindeeffachuun akka danda’amu irratti xiyyeeffatanii akka hojjatan waliif galaniiru.

Perth 3

 

Ebla 2,2016 Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Kitoo Furdisaa keessatti barruuleen warraaqsaa fi alaabaan Oromoo maxxanfamaa jira.

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FXG Yuniverstii Wallaggaa Itti Fufuun Humna Waraana Wayyaanee Guutummaa Mooraa Yuniverstii Weeraree Jira.

IMG_20160402_132433IMG_20160402_132835Ebla 2,2016 Yuunversiitii Wallaggaa keessatti diddaan baratootaa daran jabaachuurraan kan ka’e humni kora bittinneessaa guutummaa mooraa kanaa dhuunfatee jira.Baratoonnis diddaa barnootaaf qaban itti fufuuf yeroo yaalanitti mootummaan gabroonfataan Wayyaannee baratoota kana irratti seera haaraa baasuun keessumaa mooraa kana keessatti akkaataa ittiin qabxii barataa gadi bu’ee barataan mooraa kanaa hari,amuuf sagantaa haaraa baasanii baratoota doorsisaa jiraachuutu beekamee jira.

Mooraa kana keessatti diddaan kun baratoota galgalaanis waan jabaateef baratoota kanaaf sagantaan haaraan ba’eefii guyyaa keessaa barnoota isaanii dirqiidhaan akka hordofaniif fedhii isaanii malee humnaanis akka sagantaa ittiin qorumsa haaraa ba’e kennamu hordofanii fudhataniif doorsisamaa jiraachuu maddeen keenya achirraa arganne ifa godhu.


Ebla (April) 2,2016:  Godina Wallaggaa Bahaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo irraa namooti ja’a hojiirra arii’amuuf qaamoti tikaa Wayyaanee akka qophii xumuran icciitiin ba’uusaa toora miidiyaa hawaasaatti faca’uunsaa ni yaadatama!
Haaluma kanaan tarkaanfiin mootummaa Garboomfattuu kana maal akka ta’u eegaa turre icciitichi harkaa ba’uun isaanuma qaamota Wayyaanee akka wal dhabsiises beekameera
Namoota sirnichi irratti xiyyeefatuun xalayaan arii’amuu isaan qaqqabuuf turesakka adabaatti/demotion/ bakka jiranirraa gadi bu’anitti jijjiiramuu odeessi nu ga’e akkanaan ifoomseera
1 Lammeessaa Daggafaa Waajjira Jallisii irraa gara Waldaa Hojii Gamtaatti
2 Mootii Oliiqaa Waajjira Abbaa Taayitaa Daandii Irraa Gara Waldaa Hojii Gamtaatti
3 Asnaaqee Gabree Waajjira Geejjibaa irraa gara Waajjira fayyaatti
4 Milkeessaa Baqqalaa Waajjira Jallisii irraa gara Waldaa Hojii Gamtaatti
5 Wandee Turaa Abbaa Taayitaa Jallisii irraa gara Herregaa Mana Barumsaa Qophaa’inaa Moxeetti
Ergamaniiru.
Isaan kun marti bakka miindaa argachaa turanirraa bakka gad aanaatti ramadamaniiti.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00uOH-YkbSA

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/04/02/omn-amharic-program-april-4-2016-%E1%89%A0%E1%8A%A6%E1%88%AE%E1%88%9E-%E1%8B%A8%E1%88%85%E1%88%8A%E1%8A%93-%E1%89%B3%E1%88%B3%E1%88%AA%E1%8B%8E%E1%89%BD-%E1%8A%A5%E1%8A%93-%E1%89%A0%E1%8A%A5/

OMN: Oduu Ebla 1, 2016

OMN: Oduu Ebla 1, 2016

 

 

 

Har’a Ebla 01,2016 Magaalaa Bushooftuu keessatti FXGn haalaan finiinaa akka jiru maddeen gabaasan. FXG kun har’aan guyyaa lammataa qabatuu isaa ti. Bakka basaasotni wayyaanee qubatanii jiranittis eda tarkaanfiin fudhatamuun dubbatamaa jira.

#OromoProtests in Bishoftu, 1st April 2016

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#OromoProtests in BIshoftu, 1st April 2016

 

 

 

 

 

OROMIA: OLF IN THE SWEDISH PARLIAMENT AND OROMO YOUTH IN GLOBAL INTERCULTURAL SHOW April 30, 2016

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OLF IN THE SWEDISH PARLIAMENT AND OROMO YOUTH IN GLOBAL INTERCULTURAL SHOW

ABO“Banned and forced out of Transitional Government”: Struggle for National Rights and Democracy, in the Era of a “New World Order” – the Case of OLF by Dr. Shigut Geleta full speech.

Dear Mr. Chairman,

Esteemed members of the Swedish Parliament,

Dear Honourable guest speakers,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, I would like to thank and convey my deepest gratitude to the organizing committee for inviting me to present a paper on this seminar on behalf of the Oromo Liberation Front, OLF. It is a great privilege and honour for me and my organization to be here today representing the Oromo people.ABo1

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The topic on which I am going to speak is “Banned and forced out of Transitional Government: Struggle for National Rights and Democracy – the Case of OLF”.  My presentation is organized in five main parts:-

  1. I will give some background on the Oromo people and Ethiopia.
  2. I will elucidate the birth and grand objectives of the OLF and its formidable role in the past, today, and the future politics of Ethiopia.
  3. I will try to indicate how the vision of “New world order” challenged by Global War on Terror (GWOT).
  4. I will skim over the current situation in Oromia/Ethiopia, and finally,
  5. I offer my organization’s view on the way forward.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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Press Statement: The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia April 30, 2016

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Press Statement

John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
April 29, 2016

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Ethiopia’s recent decision to file terrorism charges against Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) First Vice-Chairman Bekele Gerba and others in the Oromia region who were arrested in late 2015.

We again urge the Ethiopian government to discontinue its reliance on the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation law to prosecute journalists, political party members, and activists, as this practice silences independent voices that enhance, rather than hinder, Ethiopia’s democratic development.

We commend Ethiopian officials for pledging to address legitimate grievances from their citizens and acknowledging that security forces were responsible for some of the violence that took place during the protests in Oromia; however, the government continues to detain an unknown number of people for allegedly taking part in these protests and has not yet held accountable any security forces responsible for alleged abuses. This undermines the trust and confidence needed to produce lasting solutions.

We urge the Ethiopian government to respect due process of those detained by investigating allegations of mistreatment, by publicly presenting the evidence it possesses against them, and by distinguishing between political opposition to the government and the use or incitement of violence. We reaffirm our call on the government to protect the constitutionally enshrined rights of its citizens, including the right to participate in political parties, and we urge the Government to promptly release those imprisoned for exercising these rights.


http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/04/256745.htm

UMD News: From Duluth to Oromia: Helping Those in Need April 29, 2016

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Amane explains how water will be distributed

Aspiring to Assist
Amane Wako, a UMD junior double majoring in accounting and international studies, is one of those students who has the desire to help others.

Lessons in Duluth
Amane has volunteered at the Damiano Center, a social services organization in Duluth, for years. She tutors children in math and reading at their Kid’s Café and she helps out homeless and low income people by serving meals in their kitchen.

She was impressed by the organization’s philosophy, and she wants to start her own non-profit organization, so she can help those in need someday.

That day came sooner than she ever imagined. This past winter, Amane helped 47 households in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

Amane is originally from Oromia. She moved to United States with her mother and attended Cooper High School in Minneapolis. However, most of her relatives are still in Oromia, and she visits them regularly.

In December 2015, Amane watched television news and saw a protest by Oromo farmers and residents who wanted the government to stop taking their land. Security forces killed at least 40 people, hundreds were wounded, and thousands were detained during the three weeks of uprisings in Oromia.

Amane was upset and worried about the Oromo people. “I wanted to do something to help families back in my home region.”

Immediately she looked for ways to help get food and water to the people in Oromia. Amane talked with her professors and asked for a few minutes of class time to give presentations. UMD students donated hundreds of dollars to the cause.

When Amane went back to Minneapolis on weekends, she gave a presentation at a church and talked to friends to raise even more money.

By the time she went back to Oromia during the winter break, she had gathered over $1000. Amane was joined by her friends in Oromia to make deliveries. In spite of the dangers, she and her friends bought food and water to those most in need. They listened to the stories of the families affected by the violence.

“People in my home region suffered. Many were hungry, thirsty and homeless,” she said. “I want to do more to help them, but as a student, the only thing I can do now is to study harder.”

Amane has a plan though. “In the future, I want to build a place to serve free food, just like the Damiano Center does in Duluth,” she says.

Women wait UMD students from Oromia
Amane listened to stories of people affected by violence. UMD students from Oromia

http://www.d.umn.edu/external-affairs/homepage/16/helping-oromia.html

 

Oromo Federalist Congress International Support: Freedom for Bekele Gerba and all political prisoners in Ethiopian prisons April 29, 2016

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The following is a statement of the Oromo Federalist Congress International Support Group (OFC-ISG)


 

OFC-ISG Press Release No. 4 – April 27, 2016


“Ethiopian Prosecutors Charge Oromo Opposition Leaders under Anti-Terrorism Proclamation”


On April 22, 2016, Ethiopian federal prosecutors charged 22 individuals, including Mr. Bekele Gerba, First Secretary-General of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), with violations of various articles of Ethiopia’s notorious Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). The charges include – but are not limited to – alleged communication with the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), public incitement, encouraging violence, causing the deaths of innocent civilians as well as property destruction in cities, such as Ambo and Adama, during the recent protests in Oromia, Ethiopia. All prisoners were previously transferred from Makalawi to Qilinxu jail without any notice to their families or lawyers.

“When they arrived at Qilinxu prison, they were offered to take pills by prison administration – which all the 22 prisoners refused,” according to Bekele Gerba’s daughter Bontu in an interview she gave to Oromia Media Network (OMN) on April 23, 2016. “Then, the prison police took 4 of the prisoners – Bekele Gerba, Dejene Tafa, Addisu Bulala and Gurmessa Ayana – to a dark room and they are no more with the 18 others,” she added. “We, family members, were no more able to visit them this weekend,” said Aynalem Debelo, the wife of the Deputy Secretary of OFC, Dejene Tafa. “When we request their whereabouts and demand to visit them, the police has no answer. They told us to communicate with the prison administrators who are not willing to talk to us,” they told OMN.

Even when they were in Makelawi, prison conditions were harsh and dangerous. Bekele explained this in his own words in the court the following way:

“መታሰር ምንም ማለት አይደለም። አስሮ ሰብዓዊ መብትን መጣስ ግን የትም ሃገር የሌለ ነው። እንደ ኢትዬጵያ መንግስት ጨካኝ የለም። 4 በ 5 በሆነች ቤት የምንኖረው 23 እስረኞች ሆነን ነው። እዛችው ቤት ውስጥ ለሽንት የምንጠቀምበት ባልዲ እና የሁላችንም ልብስ ይቀመጣል። ይህን ተቃውመን የረሃብ አድማ ብናደርግ ‘ከፈለጋችሁ መሞት ትችላላችሁ’ ነው የተባልነው። እኛም ለመሞት ዝግጁ ነን።” – በቀለ ገርባ, 18/03/16

“Imprisonment is not a big deal. Violating prisoners’ human rights is rare in the world. No one is cruel like the Ethiopian government. We share a room of 4-meters by 5-meters with 23 prisoners. We put our clothes and a bucket for emergency in the same room. When we protested this by hunger strike, they told us, ‘You can die if you want to.’ We too are ready to die”.
– Bekele Gerba, Deputy Chairperson of Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), March 18, 2016, at his third remand hearing.

Mr. Gerba appealed to the court about the inhumane and degrading conditions in the prison cell, but to no avail. During his fourth appearance in court on April 15, 2016, he showed his lawyer the rashes on his body resulting from insect bites, mainly bedbugs and fleas. Such detention conditions violate Article 18(1) of the Ethiopian Constitution, which reads: “Everyone has the right to protection against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Mr. Gerba and others committed no crime, neither were they informed about all the charges against them. Above all, Mr. Gerba believes that only a peaceful and nonviolent struggle can guarantee real change and build a truly democratic society in Ethiopia. Mr. Gerba rejects violence and has stated as much in several interviews. He believes in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of nonviolent political resistance and has translated one of Dr. King’s books into Oromo so as to better spread this message. The EPRDF government’s accusations of terrorism against these Oromo political leaders are baseless. Rather, these charges are being used to suppress the basic human rights of Oromos and other Ethiopian peoples who are struggling to bring democracy, freedom and justice to Ethiopia. Such acts by Ethiopian government violate Articles 29, 30, and 31 of the Ethiopian Constitution, which guarantees the “Right of Thought, Opinion and Expression; The Right of Assembly, Demonstration and Petition and Freedom of Association.”

The Oromo Federalist Congress International Support Group (OFC-ISG) is saddened by the magnitude of charges brought against Mr. Gerba and other political prisoners. We would like our supporters, friends and the world to know that these charges are false allegations. As stated by the Chairperson of the OFC-ISG, in an interview with Oromo-TV, “What worries OFC-ISG most is the fate of that country. If such acts of absolute repression crush every peaceful movement and produce radicals, it is advantageous neither to Ethiopia nor to the West. Therefore, we ask the international community to stand by our side and put pressure on the Ethiopian government to unconditionally free all Oromo political prisoners since the government has already taken accountability for the poor governance that ignited the Oromo protests in Oromia.”

The Oromo Federalist Congress International Support Group (OFC-ISG) is a non-profit organization established in 2010 with the mission to bring an end to the brutal oppression, injustice and inequality with a view to advancing human rights, rule of law, good governance, protection of the environment and sustainable development in Ethiopia by supporting the struggle of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) through advocacy, education and financial contributions.

Oromo Federalist Congress International Support Group
Minneapolis MN

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken condemned the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against hundreds of Oromo protesters. #OromoProtests April 29, 2016

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Klobuchar, Franken Condemn Ethiopia’s Lethal Violence Against Protesters

For Immediate Release:
Klobuchar, Franken Condemn Ethiopia’s Lethal Violence Against Protesters

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Colin Milligan (Klobuchar), 202-228-6317
Michael Dale-Stein (Franken), 202-224-2916

The bipartisan resolution calls for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. security assistance to Ethiopia in light of allegations that Ethiopian security forces have killed civilians;it also calls upon the government of Ethiopia to halt violent crackdowns, conduct a credible investigation into the killing of protesters, and hold perpetrators of such violence accountable

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken today condemned the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against hundreds of Oromo protesters. The bipartisan Senate resolution calls for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. security assistance to Ethiopia in light of allegations that Ethiopian security forces have killed civilians. It also calls upon the government of Ethiopia to halt violent crackdowns, conduct a credible investigation into the killing of protesters, and hold perpetrators of such violence accountable.

“I am deeply concerned by continuing reports of violence and restrictions on civil liberties perpetrated by Ethiopian security forces in the Oromia region of Ethiopia,”said Klobuchar. “Minnesota is proud to be home to the largest Oromo community in the United States. My thoughts are with the families of those who have been victims of violence in Ethiopia. I call on Prime Minister Desalgen to restore confidence in the government by putting an end to the violence and intimidation from Ethiopian security forces against peaceful protestors.”

“Around 40,000 Oromo people live in Minnesota, and I’m proud that our state is home to so many vibrant immigrant families,” said Franken. “I stand with our local Oromo community against the terrible violence that’s affected their loved ones who are still in Ethiopia. For years, the Ethiopian government has been accused of serious human rights violations—unprovoked arrests, torture, and oppression—and in recent months, reports indicate that at least 200 people have been killed by Ethiopian security forces. Our bipartisan resolution will help bring much-needed awareness to a terrible tragedy that can no longer go overlooked.”

The protests in Ethiopia, which began last November, were prompted by concerns about lack of grassroots consultation with affected communities in advance of the Ethiopian government’s plan to expand the capital, Addis Ababa.  At least 200 people are believed to have died at the hands of security forces during the course of the protests, and hundreds more have been jailed, including journalists reporting on the demonstrations. In February, Klobuchar and Franken sent a letter to Secretary Kerry urging the administration take action to address escalating violence against civilians in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Minnesota is home to the largest Oromo population in the United States.

The United States works closely with Ethiopia on Administration initiatives including Feed the Future and the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership.

 

AS: COMMENTARY – WHAT WAS TROUBLING KONSO? How Konso people’s demand for constitutional self-determination was met with state violence April 28, 2016

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COMMENTARY – WHAT WAS TROUBLING KONSO?

How Konso people’s demand for constitutional self-determination was met with state violence   

 Abate Seyoum, from Konso, Addis Standard, 25 April, 2016

Konso people, the demand for self determination

Undoubtedly, Ethiopia is going through nervous times. The much publicized massive anti-government protests by the Oromo, the country’s largest ethnic group, since the last five months reveal the depth and length of the government’s intolerance for dissenting voices.

But unconcerned by a potentially similar response of killing and jailing by the government, the Konso community in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR), located south of the famous Lake Chamo,  have been protesting against the regional administration.

Although the protest has attracted little media attention, the Konso people have staged peaceful protests for ten consecutive months before cal has returned as of end of last month. During the period of protest tension has escalated and deescalated time and again. Several members of the Konso community faced mass arrests, releases, and re-arrests. On Sat. March 5th confrontation between the community and a federal police force resulted in the later firing live bullets against unarmed people, injuring one. Security forces have also detained the chief traditional leader Kalla Gezahegn (who is now released after so much pressure). In jail, Kalla joined several other detainees who were accused of being motivated by outlawed armed groups including the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Patriotic Ginbot 7.

Why were the Konso protesting?

The fundamental cause of the conflict between the regional administration and the Konso Community lies in the making of the newly established Segen Area Peoples Zone in March 2011.  In a bid to provide an administrative solution to the recurring quest for self administration and autonomy by the Alle ethnic minority, the regional government granted District (Woreda) status to Alle Community, unifying several districts (Kebeles),which, until then were administered by the Derashe and Konso Special Districts.

It soon appeared that the newly created Alle District needed a linking administrative tier below the regional government to be attached to. (The reason being as a mere district it cannot have direct link with the regional administration). The easiest way out for the then regional authorities was to create a new zone in the region by combining Konso, Derashe, Amaro, and Burji Special Woredas to the newly created Alle Woreda.  In haste and without any sort of public consultation, as the Konso People claim, the regional administration created a zone called Segen Area Peoples Zone, with its capital at Gumayde town. The regional government sought to solve the single problem of Alle Community by creating four more problems for other communities.

The creation of the new zone means the demotion of Konso, Derashe, Burji, and Amaro from Special District status to District status, which has budgetary, economic and political implications, Konso being at the worst end point. The combining of these special districts also means the revoking of their constitutional administrative autonomy which they have exercised for the last 20 years.

But for Konso, the problem is not just economic one; it has a political under layer. The base of the zone administration is in the Gumayde town of Konso, which means moreKebelesneed to be taken from Konso District to make up yet another administrative tier with the name of Gumayde Town Administration under the zone. The Konso people are vehemently opposed to this move as it arguably impedes their constitutional right to self-administration, and their right to advance their culture, language and national identity, enshrined in the constitution. Thus, from the very beginning the Konso have been exercising a subdued form of protest claiming that it has led to political, administrative, and economic injustices.

Triggers of the latest protest

The new protest broke out when the newly created Segen Area Peoples Zone Administration took the hitherto shelved Segen Town Administration establishment plan and started to implement it in June 2015, taking land from the five Kebeleadministrations from Konso Woreda without public consultation.  Angered by yet another move of impunity by the regional and zonal administrations, the Konso people have decided to use their constitutional right to self determination and self administration: they have requested to separate from the Segen Area Peoples Zone, and establish their own new zone.

First, led by traditional clan leaders the Konso people have held several mass rallies between July and October 2015 calling on the regional government to halt the implementation and hold public consultations. Having been angered by the administration’s indifference and refusal to organize public consultations, the elders and prominent community leaders called yet another big rally. On Friday October 9th 2015 more than 50,000 people staged a silent walk through the town.

Second, the elders, following traditional rites, rebuked zonal administration members of Konso origin, declaring their total disrespect for the elders, the community, the culture and even to the constitutional values.  They declared to the mass that the zonal government structure and their district collaborators were irrelevant to the community. Since that day a strong peaceful social disobedience is being applied by the community to keep the rogue leaders at bay. The community also called on the district council not to approve the budget for the current Ethiopian Fiscal year, as it is unfairly distributed by the zonal administration.

Third, the mass rally elected a 12 member committee to prepare, submit and follow up a written request to relevant government organs declaring the Konso decision to separate from the Segen Area Peoples Zone and requesting the regional government to grant Konso a zonal status of its own.  Elders and representatives then submitted the communities’ request to regional and federal government organs. The sovereign councils in 38 of the 43Kebele administrations in the district approved the Konso community’s decision to separate from the Segen zone. This was followed by the approval and endorsement of the community’s decision by the principal district government legislative organ, the sovereign district council. The council fully approved the decision to separate from Segen Area Peoples Zone, which is the ultimate precondition for self determination as stated in the regional constitution.

In came excessive force and subversive tactics 

The regional government which hitherto underestimated the depth and breadth of the Konso Protest realized that things were getting out of its hands in the district. In anticipation of yet another large rally, and in a bid to subvert it, the regional government has deployed the regional Special Forces and hastened to make arrests. So far the district police commander, three members of the peoples committee, and the district deputy chief administrator along with a dozen others are placed under police custody.

In reaction to the disproportional state violence, a general strike was staged by schools and government offices. Although several provocations were conducted by the security forces (in one incident at Fasha on Sunday Nov. 15th 2015, for example, the Special Forces randomly fired 200 rounds of tear gas into people’s houses and the market place). However their violence did not beget violence as the community kept its discipline and order.

Following talks between the SNNPR Chief Regional Administrator and the elders from the community, those who were arrested were released and the Special Forces were withdrawn.  Offices and schools were also re-opened.

But the regional government continued intimidating the Konso community with a frequent visit and use of heavy words by its officials including Kifle G/Mariam, head of the regional health bureau; Lemma Gezume, Speaker of the Council of Nationalities of the regional government and Fiseha Garedew, Commissioner General of the regional Special Forces as well as zonal government administrators.

Unfortunately, as of late, the regional government has resorted to more violent tactics by deploying more troops from the regional Special Forces. So far more than 1200 members of the regional Special Forces have been deployed to the district and to stations close to large traditional community settlement compounds, establishing check points at every village entrances, subjecting innocent citizens to daily searches. They have also disarmed the district police and confiscated motorbikes and other property belonging to community members.

On February 28 this year under the pretext of conducting the regular political evaluation, the regional authorities have taken all Konso district cabinet members to Arbaminch city and arrested five of them including Solomon Galita, the district’s chief administrator.

Currently, there remains a high presence of Special Forces in the area creating an atmosphere of fear and tension. Afraid of repercussion including arbitrary beatings and arrests, schools and government offices remain closed and roads are deserted.

Ways out of the impasse?

The Konso people appear to possess a very strong commitment to the Constitutional order. They, in fact, have reaffirmed their commitment in a written statement. However, subversive tactics of the regional and zonal administration which resort to criminalizing genuine demands rather than addressing them properly are highly unlikely to yield positive results.  Nor will the use of military means produce a lasting solution. But several members of the Konso community say there are a few things the regional government can do to diffuse the tension and find a lasting solution to the problem.

First and foremost, all those incarcerated without charges and without due process must be released immediately or should be given immediate access to justice. The government should re-arm the district police and should immediately reduce the number or withdraw the Special Forces on the ground. It requires genuine effort on the government’s side to regain public trust.

Second, the regional government must realize that it cannot always continue to be both the referee and the player in the game. It must make itself ready to listen to and understand the community’s genuine constitutional demands. Subversive tactics will only end up widening the rift between the government and the public.

Third, any mediation effort by the zonal administrators, who have lost their traditional statuses in the eyes of the wider community, cannot result in a productive outcome. The Konso are very conservative in that regard; the elders demand respect for their culture.

Fourth, the government should stop recycling and reappointing officials who were once or twice purged by the party for various reasons including corruption and incompetence.

The Konso protests have drawn the SNNPR authorities to a new realm of conflict, a realm of peaceful disobedience which they are not well acquainted with. It has taken more time, resources, and energy, from them. And yet there is no foreseeable end to it. Unless they learn from their failed tactics so far, they will not have the resource, energy and time to deal with such non violent protests if they erupt simultaneously in just two or three of the districts in the region.

Konso Democracy#, peaceful demonstration in October 2015

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ED’s Note: the author is a resident of Konso and member of the community. This commentary was first published on March edition of the magazine.

Since then, according to the author, the following developments have occurred in the area:
 “As is rightly recommended in the [article], the government has finally submitted to a peaceful negotiated solution to the problem. The federal government intervened by releasing the chief traditional leader on 21/03/2016 from Arbaminch Prison to hold meeting with community.
“Subsequently, they held a weeklong series of meetings with the community led by SNNP Chief Administrator, Dese Dalke, Federal Police Commissioner, and Defense Ministry representative. They agreed on 12 point issues to be resolved. Nine are agreed upon. Three points, the main political demands of the people remain unresolved. But normalization steps have already started. The community and the regional government are now negotiating on action plans to resolve the issues agreed up on. All the 200 prisoners are released and only four people remain jailed.”

http://addisstandard.com/commentary-what-was-troubling-konso/

AS: OROMIA: FOUR MISSING OROMO FEDERALIST CONGRESS MEMBERS, CO-DEFENDANTS APPEAR IN COURT THIS MORNING. #OromoProtests April 26, 2016

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Odaa OromooAddis StandardBekele Gerba translated Martin Luther King’s book  ‘I HAVE A DREAM’  into Oromo language while he was in prison.Free Bekele Gerba#OromoProtests in Bosaso, 7 April 2016

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FOUR MISSING OROMO FEDERALIST CONGRESS MEMBERS, CO-DEFENDANTS APPEAR IN COURT THIS MORNING


Twenty two defendants, including four missing senior members of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have appeared at the Federal High Court 19th Criminal Bench this morning. The court adjourned the next hearing, which will be a defense hearing, until May 10th.

 

Federal prosecutors have charged 22 members of the OFC on Friday April 22nd with several articles of Ethiopia’s infamous Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). On the same day the court ordered the police to transfer all the 22 detainees from the notorious Ma’ekelawi, where they have been kept incommunicado for most of the last four months, to Qilinto, a prison cell south of the city’s outskirt under the administration of the Addis Abeba Prison Authority.

 

Following their transfer on Friday, however, news emerged that four of the 22: Bekele Gerba , first secretary general of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), OFC members Adisu Bulala, Gurmesa Ayano and Dejene Tafa, have disappeared after refusing to take “unknown pills” administered to them by prison authorities upon their arrival in Qilinto.

 

This morning, Bekele Gerba told the court that the four of them were “kept in an isolated, dark room for the last four days for refusing to take pills which we didn’t know about.”  Bekele also told the court they have been denied access to their family members and legal counsel. He then requested the court to arrange for public hearing as per their constitutional rights so that “journalists and family members can attend court hearings.” Dejene Tafa on his part said that he now fears for his safety and the safety of the 21 co-defendants.

 

All the 22 were arrested in connection with the recent #OromoProtestes that gripped the nation for the last five months. Unconfirmed reports put the number of people killed during the five month protests to more than 400, a figure the government disputes.

This morning a further 16 individuals, all from the Oromia regional state, and were detained at Ma’ekelawi were also brought to the same court. The court adjourned the hearing until this afternoon. It is expected that like the 22, the 16, under the file name of Tesema Regasa, will be charged with the ATP. According to lawyer Wondimu Ebbissa, who is representing the 22 defendants, so far 83 defendants, including Bekele Gerba et al, are held in Qilinto and a further 97 are believed to be either at Ma’ekelawi or the Addis Abeba police prison facility near Ma’ekelawi.

 

Among the charges the prosecutors have brought on defendants include statements that the defendants have participated in the recent #OromoProtests against the implementation of the Addis Abeba Master Plan, the immediate cause for the widespread protests within the Oromia regional states, the largest of the nine regional states that constitute Ethiopia.

However, a month after protests have erupted, in a rare gesture of concession to public demand, both the federal government and the Oromia regional state have said they withdrew the plan, something the federal prosecutors seem to negate with some part of their charges that indicted defendants for participating in the protest.

Ilhan Omar denounces crimes against humanity being committed in Ethiopia. #OromoProtests April 26, 2016

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Odaa Oromoo#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in Ethiopia

Ilhan Omar denounces crimes against humanity being committed in Ethiopia

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State Representative 60-B

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jean Heyer
(612) 701-3874 / heyerjeanmarie@gmail.com
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April 25, 2016 – Ilhan Omar strongly condemns the brutal crackdown on innocent unarmed peaceful protestors during the previous and current Oromo Protests.

“I stand with the Oromo struggle for freedom, justice and democracy in Ethiopia,” said Omar. “I urge the United States Government to stand by peaceful protestors and sanction Ethiopia, in the event it continues the current state-led violence in Oromia.

“The current protests in Oromia are not new. In April 2014, students from the Oromia region began protesting against the new Addis Ababa Integrated Master Plan, which incorporates smaller towns surrounding Addis Ababa, displacing millions without compensation and endangering the economic livelihood of ethnic Oromo people in Oromia. This plan will ensure that millions of people in Oromia will be disposed of their land, their survival both in economic and cultural terms will be threatened. The Master Plan intends to expose Oromia’s natural habitat to risk, threaten economic livelihood and violate the Ethiopian constitution. As a result of the 2014 peaceful protests, over 140 people, mainly students, were mercilessly killed by Ethiopian security personnel. No independent investigation was conducted and civilians in Oromia were left burying their dead without any guarantee of justice.

“In November 2015, protests erupted again in the Oromia region. As a result, over 400 people have been killed in the past five months, thousands taken to detention camps, opposition leaders arrested and Martial Law was declared as a tactic to silence dissent. Ethiopia is an important strategic ally to the United States, but we must be wary of supporting governments that conduct in various human rights violations and condemn actions that equate to crimes against humanity.

“I call on public officials, the United States government and the international community to condemn the atrocities being committed against innocent unarmed civilians in Oromia, Ethiopia.”


http://www.ilhanomar.com/news/2016/4/25/ilhan-omar-denounces-crimes-against-humanity-being-committed-in-ethiopia

Really radical economics April 24, 2016

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Odaa OromooTrickle down economics

 

 

At its root the economy is a living, complex organism. Rather than envisioning economic transformation as akin to overturning an unresponsive juggernaut, it may be more productive to see it in terms of tending to a fragile body. Avoiding drawing “us” versus “them” battle lines, and acting on the transformational potential that exists within the economy as it is right now, opens up new arenas for constructive action.  Now that would be radical.

 

Transformation doesn’t require an alternative “social economy,” because the economy we have is already social. We just need to recognize and act on that fact.

Source: Really radical economics

#OromoProtests: Global rally in solidarity with #Oromo students in Oromia April 23, 2016

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???????????#OromoLivesMatters!Stop killing Oromo StudentsNo To Fascist TPLF Ethiopia's genocidal militarism and mass killings in Oromia, EthiopiaSay no to the master killer. Addis Ababa master plan is genocidal plan against Oromo people. Say no.Say no to the master killer. Addis Ababa master plan is genocidal plan against Oromo peopleOromo students Protests, Western Oromia, Mandii, Najjoo, Jaarsoo,....Gaaffiiwwan yeroo ammaa

 

#OromoProtests  solidarity rally in DC, 19 April 2016

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Oromo TV: Washington DC on Tom Lantos Human Commission Briefing … Focus on Oromia. #OromoProtests

 

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The Minisota state parliament held a moment of silence for those murdered in ‪#‎Oromoprotests‬
 #OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally in The Hague, Netherlands March 22, 2016
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#OromoProtests global Solidarity Rally, Oromo community of Switzerland, March 19, 2016
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 #OromoProtests, Australian Oromo Community solidarity rally in front of Austerelian Parliament, 17 March 2016
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#OromoProtests, South Africa, Oromo global solidarity rally, 14 March 2016
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#OromoProtests – Global Solidarity Rally, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016In North America, protest rallies took place in Washington, DC., Maryland and Virginia; Utah; USA Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Lansing, Michigan; Seattle, Washington; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Syracuse, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, North Carolina; Saskatoon, Calgary, Toronto, Canada and other cities.In Europe, rallies took place in Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Rome, Italy; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; and Berne, Switzerland.
 https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/03/11/hiriira-mormii-hawaasa-oromoo-biyyaa-norway-waliigalaabit-112016/
 https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/03/11/hiriira-mormii-hawaasa-oromoo-biyya-swiizerlaand-bit-11-2016/
#Oromoprotests global solidarity at Swiss Parliament, 11 March 2016
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#Oromoprotests global solidarity Berlin Germany, 11 March 2016
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 #OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Riyadha south Arabia, 11 March 2016.
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 #OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Saskatoon, Canada, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Saskatoon, Canada, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally inToronto, Canada, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally inToronto, Canada, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Washington DC, 11 March 2016.
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#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Calgary, Canada, 11 March 2016.
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#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Upstate, New York, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Upstate, New York, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 11 March 2016.
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Global Solidarity Rally in Winnipeg, Canada March 11, 2016
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#OromoProtests global solidarity rally in Oslo  Norway,11 March, 2016
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#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Stockholm, Sweden. 11 March 2016.
#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Stockholm, Sweden. 11 March 2016.
Demonstration at Nur Mosque in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa), 11 March 2016.
Demonstration at Nur Mosque in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa), 11 March 2016.
 Worship at San Francisco Theological Seminary in Solidarity with OromoProtests. Most of people you see here are local church leaders, Pastor and Professors. 10 March 2016.
worship at San Francisco Theological Seminary in Solidarity with Oromo Protest. Most of people you see here are local church leaders, Pastor and Professors. 10 March 2016
#OromoProtests global solidarity rally organised by the Australian Oromo community in Melbourne, 10  March 2016#OromoProtests global solidarity rally organised by the Australian Oromo community in Melbourne, 10 March 2016

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#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Oslo, Norway, 11 March 2016.

 

#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Oslo, Norway, 11 March 2016.

 

#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally in Winnipeg, Canada , 11 March 2016.

 

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Hiriira Mormii Idil Addunyaa,Hawaasa Oromoo biyya Awustraliyaa Magaalaa Melbourne(Bit.10,2016)

 

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Concordia Students Raising Awareness for Oromo Struggle.

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#OromoProtests: The Oromo Solidarity Project Concordia University, Montreal ( Canada) March 3, 2016

 

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Star Tribune: Minnesota’s Oromo community rallied at the State Capitol to protest treatment at the hands of the Ethiopian government. February 29, 2016

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/star-tribune-minnesotas-oromo-community-rallied-at-the-state-capitol-on-monday-to-protest-treatment-at-the-hands-of-the-ethiopian-government/

Minnesota’s Oromo community rallied at the State Capitol on 29 Feb 2016 in solidarity with OromoProtests in Oromia

 

News Fulton County (#OromoProtests Global Rally) : Oromians in SA protest in Pretoria over killings at home. Demonstrators say government scheme to expand capital Addis Ababa endangers farmers

 

#OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally, South Africa, 1st Feb. 2016

News Fulton County (#OromoProtests Global Rally) : Oromians in SA protest in Pretoria over killings at home. Demonstrators say government scheme to expand capital Addis Ababa endangers farmers

 

 

 

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Odda, Norway. 19 January 2016

 

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#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Jakarta, Indonesia. 19 January 2016

 

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Jakarta, Indonesia. 19 January 2016

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Jakarta, Indonesia (picture1). 19 January 2016.png

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Oslo, Norway. 18 January 2016

 

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Oslo, Norway. 18 January 2016.png

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally,Seattle. On MLK day we stand with Oromo Students. 18 January 2016

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally,Seattle. On MLK day we stand with Oromo Students. 18 January 2016.png

On MLK day Seattle stands with OromoProtests in Oromia. 18 January 2016.png

#OromoProtests: Global Solidarity Rally South Africa, 17 January 2016

 

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, South Africa. 17 January 2016.png

https://youtu.be/b-3QnrH2nZU

Ethiopians in South Africa protest rights abuses at home

 

“We call on the PAP [the African Union’s legislative body] to help us persuade the Ethiopian government to stop killing Oromo protesters.

Ethiopians in South Africa protest rights abuses at home


UNPO: Oromo Demonstration in Brussels Demands European Union to take a Firm Stand against Ethiopian Government

Oromo Demonstration in Brussels Demands European Union to take a Firm Stand against Ethiopian Government, on 15 january 2016. p2

 

 

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/unpo-oromo-demonstration-in-brussels-demands-european-union-to-take-a-firm-stand-against-ethiopian-government/


 

On Oromo Protests, UN Had No Response to ICP, Now Cites Dialogue in Ethiopia

 

Oromo Demonstration in New York Demands UN to take a Firm Stand against Ethiopian Government, on 15 january 2016

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/on-oromo-protests-un-had-no-response-to-icp-now-cites-dialogue-in-ethiopia/

 

Thousands of Oromo in North America Gathered in New York in front of the UN to Protest against the Brutal & Fascist TPLF Regime in Ethiopia

Ayyaantuu.net | January 15, 2016

Thousands of Oromo protesters and supporters of Oromo struggle turned out in masse, in front of the United Nations (UN) building in New York, to oppose the brutal repression in Ethiopia. The protesters demanded an immediate investigation into the indiscriminate killing of peaceful demonstrators in Oromia region of Ethiopia.  The brutal repression by the authority against the Oromo demonstrators has resulted in the killing of well over 140 people and wounding thousands of others.

Read more at:-

http://www.ayyaantuu.net/thousands-of-oromos-of-north-america-gathered-in-new-york-in-front-of-the-un-to-protest-the-brutal-fascist-tplf-regime-in-ethiopia/

#OromoProtests,Solidarity rally infront of UN, New York 15 January 2016


#OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally, London Dec 29,2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnqx8F8h7ek


Oromo Solidarity in the War Torn Country of Yemen, December 30, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88lQTzg-1ZI

 


 

30 December 2015: Oromo Community in Toronto Protests against TPLF Ethiopia’s genocidal killings

https://youtu.be/qa4xYIxx_CQ


 

Seattle: Protests over civil rights abuses in Ethiopia: The protesters, many of them members of the East African community — want Washington senators to pressure Ethiopian leaders or cut U.S. aid in the wake of the ongoing mass killings that they say are targeting ethnic Oromos in Ethiopia. #OromoProtests   29 December 2015
Global Solidalirty rally with #OromoProtests in Oromia@Seattle 29 December 2015
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A5ruRnizjg

We all Oromos, Solidarity protest in London 29 December 2015

OMN: Oromoota Motummaa Itophiyaatin ajjeefamanif Yaadannoo dhungoo qabsiisu waldaa dargaggo Oromiyaa Minisotta


 

 

 


 

(Times of Malta) — Members of the Oromo community in Malta this morning held a protest in Valletta over the treatment of Oromo people in Ethiopia.

The group of about 30, holding placards and many with chains around their arms and hands, walked up Republic Street to the new Parliament, calling on the Ethiopian government to treat their people better.

According to international media, some 75 protesters were killed and hundreds injured in month-long protests across Ethiopia.


 

Diaspora continues to expose crimes of Ethiopian government on Oromo protesters

 Muddee/December 21, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

http://gadaa.net/FinfinneTribune/2015/12/diaspora-continues-to-expose-crimes-of-ethiopian-government-on-oromo-protesters/

#OromoProtests: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2015

#OromoProtests candlelight vigil 17 Dec. 2015

 

 

 

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity Rally Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, 11 December 2015

 

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity Rally Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, 11 December 2015

 

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Switzerland, 11 December 2015

 

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Switzerland, 11 December 2015

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Netherlands, 11 December 2015

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Netherlands, 11 December 2015

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Sudan, 11 December 2015

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Sudan, 11 December 2015

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Australia, 11 December 2015

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, Australia (Melbourne0, 11 Dec. 2015

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Australia (Perth), 11 December 2015

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Jiddah (Saudi Arabia), 11 December 2015

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Jiddah (Saudi), 11 December 2015

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Las vegas (USA), 11 December 2015

 

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Las vegas (USA), 11 December 2015

 

Oromia: OSA Statement on the Master Plan and the Oromo Protests

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/oromia-osa-statement-on-the-master-plan-and-the-oromo-protests/

https://soundcloud.com/gadaa-oromo-radio/voa-hiriira-mormii-dc-frankfurt-fi-london-oromo-protests

 https://youtu.be/ePYROJhXvmQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jseaJfH_XI0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQCqxJ8KKoE&feature=youtu.be

#OromoProtests in Little Oromia (St Paul) in solidarity with #Oromo students in Oromia  against TPLF Ethiopian tyrannic regime’s ethnic cleansing (master plan).

Yaa Oromo dhageefadhaa Oromo student being killed by Ethiopian dictator protest in St Paul(1)

Yaa Oromo dhageefadhaa Oromo student bing killed by Ethiopian dictator Protest in St Paul(2)

 

#OromoProtests in London in solidarity with #Oromo students in Oromia  against TPLF Ethiopian tyrannic regime’s ethnic cleansing (master plan). Hiriira magaalaa Londonitti ta’e, Muddee 10 bara 2015.

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/oromo-community-in-the-united-kingdom-on-systematic-repression-torture-killing-and-harassment-of-unarmed-school-children-in-the-oromia-regional-state-of-ethiopia/

Ethiopia: Oromo community protests in London over ‘forced eviction and ethnic cleansing’

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ethiopia-oromo-community-protests-london-over-forced-eviction-201333123.html#FxWeThV

Hiriira Mormii Frankfurt fi London

http://m.voaafaanoromoo.com/a/oromo-protest-germany-london/3097576.html

 

Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015London, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

 

Toronto, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

 

#OromoProtests in London in solidarity with #Oromo students in Oromia. DW  Hiriira magaalaa London, Muddee 10 bara 2015

 

 

የኦሮሞ ማሕበረሰብ ተቃውሞ በለንደን

በኢትዮጵያ ኦሮሚያ ክልል በመንግስት የተዘጋጀውን ማስተር ፕላን እና የመልካም አስተዳደር ጉድለቶች ምክንያት በማድረግ የተቀሰቀሰው ተቃውሞ አሁንም ቀጥሏል። ተቃውሞው የከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማትን ጨምሮ በተለያዩ የክልሉ ከተሞች ተስፋፍቷል።

አውዲዮውን ያዳምጡ።04:02

ተቃውሞ በለንደን

ከገለልተኛ ወገን ማጣራት ባይቻልም የጸጥታ ኃይሎች በወሰዱት እርምጃ የሟቾች ቁጥር ከለት ወደ ዕለት እየጨመረ መሆኑን በማህበራዊ ድረ-ገጾች የተሰራጩ መረጃዎች ይጠቁማሉ። በተለያዩ የዓለም ክፍሎች የሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውያን መንግስት የወሰደውን እርምጃ በመቃወም ድምጻቸውን በማሰማት ላይ ናቸው። በብሪታኒያ ዋና ከተማ ለንደን ዛሬ ተመሳሳይ የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ ተካሂዷል። በለንደን ዛሬ የተካሄደውን የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ የዶይቼ ቬለ ወኪል ድልነሳው ጌታነህ ተመልክቶታል።

ድልነሳው ጌታነህ

እሸቴ በቀለ

ሒሩት መለሰ

http://www.dw.com/am/%E1%8B%A8%E1%8A%A6%E1%88%AE%E1%88%9E-%E1%88%9B%E1%88%95%E1%89%A0%E1%88%A8%E1%88%B0%E1%89%A5-%E1%89%B0%E1%89%83%E1%8B%8D%E1%88%9E-%E1%89%A0%E1%88%88%E1%8A%95%E1%8B%B0%E1%8A%95/a-18910767

 

Nairobi, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime’s ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

Baqattoonni Oromo Keenyaa jiraatan  hiriira mormi motummaa wayyaane irratti biyyaa Masrii keesatti tokkummaan geeggessanii jiru, Muddee 10, bara 2015

TVOMT: Oromo Protest Saartuu Roraas fii Hiriira Toronto

 

 

 

Nairobi, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

 

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, South Africa (Johannesburg), 10 Dec. 2015

#OromoProtests global solidarity rally, South Africa (Johannesburg), 10 Dec. 2015

Egypt: Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime’s ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

Baqattoonni Oromo biyya Masrii kumaatamaan lakkaawaman hiriira mormi motummaa wayyaane irratti biyyaa Masrii keesatti tokkummaan geeggeessanii jiru, Muddee 10, bara 2015

Egypt, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015Egypt, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015, picture2Egypt, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

Sweden, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime’s ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

Sweden, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015Sweden, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015, picture2

Germany, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime’s ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015

Hiriira Mormii Frankfurt fi London

http://m.voaafaanoromoo.com/a/oromo-protest-germany-london/3097576.html

 

Germeny, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015Germeny, Oromo Peaceful rally in solidarity with #OromoProtests in Oromia against TPLF Ethiopian regime's ethnic cleansing (Master plan), December 10, 2015, picture

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Washington DC (USA), 10 December 2015

#‎OromoProtests‬ Global Solidarity, Washington DC (USA), 10 December 2015

Global Rally in Solidarity with Oromo students in Oromia. London

https://oromocommunityinuk.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/to-all-oromos-residing-in-the-uk-and-friends-of-the-oromo-call-to-join-the-global-demonstration-to-stand-with-the-oromo-students/

Global Rally in Solidarity with Oromo students in Oromia. TorontoGlobal rally in solidarity with Oromo students in state of Oromia. Minnesota

Join the global demonstration to stand with the Oromo Students and denounce the violent actions of the Ethiopian government on innocent and peaceful protesters who simply oppose the displacement of millions of Oromo farmers. We call on the international media to break the silence on the massive crackdown on the protesters, its unjust to keep quiet while scores are being killed on school grounds and university campuses across Oromia by Ethiopian security forces, the same regime that receives millions of dollars from UK, US and the EU. #OromoProtests, #Justice for Oromo students#NO Democracy No AID!

 

Global Rally in Solidarity with Oromo students in Oromia. Washington D.C.

 

 

Global Rally in Solidarity with Oromo students in Oromia. Sweden

 

Waamicha Hiriiraa Mormii tokkuumma baratoota Oromoo (TBOJ) caayya ABO/OLF biyyaa Jarmanii, Frankfurt

 

Waamicha Hiriiraa Mormii Tokkuumma Baratoota Oromoo (TBOJ) caayya ABO/OLF biyyaa Jarmanii, Frankfurt

Wal irratti hin dhifnuu haangaa bilisumman keenyaa dhugoomutti.

Kabajamoo fi jaallatamo Hawaasaa Oromoo biyyaa Jarmaani, Jiraatoota Oromoo biyyaa Jarmaani fi firoota Oromoo hundaaf, duran dursaa nagaan Oromumma bakka jirtaan hundatti isiin haa gahuu.

Itti ansuun tokkummaan baratoota Oromoo (TBOJ) caayya adda bilisumma oromoo (ABO) biyya Jarmaani  gaafaa guyyaa 10.12.2015 magaala Frankfurt, Jarmaan keessaati dhimma biyyaa keenyaa Oromiyyaa kessatti tahaa jiruu kan akka:

 Maqaa master pilaanin Uummaata Oromoo lafaa isaa irra buqisuu, Ajjeecha fi sanyii dugugga icittiin Oromoota irratti gageeffama jiruu, Hidhaa siyassaan mana hidhaa kessatti gidirfamaa jiran, Samichaa lafaa fi  toftaalee adda addaan qe´ee irraa buqiifaamaa jiraan, Sarbamuu mirgaa namummaa fi reebichaa garaa jabinaan irraa gaha jiruu, Egeeree Oromoo baleesuuf Baratootaa unveersiitiy irraa ariiyuufi ajesuu, Akkasumaas rakkolee adda addaa Saba keenyaa  otoo waal irraa hin citiin gahaa jiruu kana mormii keenyaa dhagesiisuf karorfaamee jira.

Kanaafu guyyaa fi yeroo jedhametti Oromoon waal cinaa dhabachuudhaan mormii keenyaa dhageesisu fi rakkoole jiraan adunyaan akka hubbattuuf  gochaan motumaan yerro amma kanaati Sabaa Orommo fi Baratootaa irran gahaa jiruu akka dhabatuuf, shiraa Oromiyyaa kessatti dalagamaa jiruu akka dhabatuu sagaleen keenyaa hedduu barbachisaa dha. kanaafuu sagalee tokkon akka waal cinaa dhabbanee sagalee keenyaa gudifnee dhageesifnuu kabajaan isiin afferraa.

Email        tboj1973@gmail.com

Bakka ka’uumsaa  Frankfurt Haupt Bahnhof

Sa´aa 9.00 -15.00

QABSOON  ITTI  FUFAA BILISUUMMAN NI DHUFAA!!!!

KHG/TBOJ Caayya ABO.

Schedule: Oromo Diaspora Solidarity Rallies | Oromo Protests Against the Master Plan

 http://finfinnetribune.com/Gadaa/2015/12/schedule-oromo-diaspora-solidarity-rallies-oromo-protests-against-the-master-plan/

UPCOMING SOLIDARITY RALLIES FOR DECEMBER 16, 2015

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CITY: BERLIN, GERMANY, EU
DATE/TIME: December 16, 2015 | STARTING at 9am
VENUE: At Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/WAbICA

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UPCOMING SOLIDARITY RALLIES FOR DECEMBER 17, 2015

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CITY: ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 11am
VENUE: In Front of the Georgia State Capitol Building (Capitol Avenue SW)
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/OIbNqr

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CITY: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 9am
VENUE: In Front of the Massachusetts State House
LINK TO FLYER – N/A

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CITY: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 9am
VENUE: In Front of the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building (230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604)
LINK TO FLYER – N/A

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CITY: COLUMBUS/CINCINNATI, OHIO, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 12pm
VENUE: In Front of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio
LINK TO FLYER – N/A

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CITY: DENVER, COLORADO, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 7am
VENUE: In Front of the Colorado State Capitol Building (City Park; 2001 Colorado Blvd – West Steps)
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/xL4Ffm

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CITY: LANSING, MICHIGAN, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 9:30am
VENUE: In Front of the Michigan State Capitol Building
LINK TO FLYER – N/A

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CITY: OAKLAND CITY, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 9am
VENUE: In Front of the Federal Government Building/Office
LINK TO FLYER – N/A

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CITY: PHOENIX, ARIZONA, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 17, 2015 | STARTING at 9am
VENUE: In Front of the Arizona State Capitol Building
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/fPFOJk

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UPCOMING SOLIDARITY RALLIES FOR DECEMBER 18, 2015

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CITY: BERLIN, GERMANY, EU
DATE/TIME: December 18, 2015 | STARTING at 10am
VENUE: At Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany [and Berlin Ethiopian Embassy at 11am – Boothstraße 20A, 12207 Berlin]
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/WAbICA

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UPCOMING SOLIDARITY RALLIES FOR DECEMBER 19, 2015

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CITY: BERGEN, NORWAY, EU
DATE/TIME: December 19, 2015 | STARTING at 1pm
VENUE: ?
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/t3apt4

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CITY: TROMSØ, NORWAY, EU
DATE/TIME: December 19, 2015 | STARTING at 12pm
VENUE: Torgsenteret, Storgata 9008 Tromsø
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/urzmPi

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Posted: Muddee/December 7, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com |

The following is the schedule of the Oromo Diaspora Solidarity Rallies; Oromo Diaspora stands with Oromo protests against the Addis Ababa Master Plan; this schedule will be frequently updated to include all rallies as much as possible.

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UPCOMING SOLIDARITY RALLIES FOR DECEMBER 10, 2015

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CITY: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 10, 2015 | 10am
VENUE: To be announced later
LINK TO FLYER – N/A

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CITY: FRANKFURT, GERMANY
DATE/TIME: December 10, 2015 | FROM 9am to 3pm
VENUE: Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/k434KG

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CITY: OSLO, NORWAY
DATE/TIME: December 10, 2015 | FROM 10am to 2pm
VENUE: Oslo Central Station
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/KY9R7b

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CITY: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
DATE/TIME: December 10, 2015 | FROM 12pm to 4:30pm
VENUE: UK Parliament Square (SW1P 3BD)
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/S8pc6U

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CITY: ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S.A.
DATE/TIME: December 10, 2015 | FROM 12pm
VENUE: Minnesota State Capitol Building
LINK TO FLYERhttp://goo.gl/xuygli

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INSPIRING SPEECHES FROM THE MAY-2014’s OROMO DIASPORA SOLIDARITY RALLY IN SEATTLE | #OromoProtests

 

Message to All Diaspora Oromo from Oromo Communities’ Association of N. America

 Muddee/December 6, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

The following is a statement from the Oromo Communities’ Association of North America (OCA-NA).

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Dear Oromo Communities and Friends:

The Board and Executive Committee of the Oromo Communities’ Association of North America (OCA-NA) are extremely concerned about the current Ethiopian government’s attempt to implement the controversial Master Plan at any cost, with aggressive crackdown on student demonstrators and peaceful protesters. We believe that we have a collective obligation to support the students who are brutally attacked, and Oromo farmers who are being evicted from their lands in the name development and urban planning. We know that many of you and your communities are planning to stage demonstrations, and organizing for sustained action in support of our people.

To facilitate this effort, we recommend that that each community chooses one of the following days for their demonstrations.

– Thursday, December 10, 2015

– Thursday, December 17, 2015

– Wednesday, December 23, 2015

– Wednesday, December 30, 2015

– Thursday, January 7, 2016

If necessary, additional dates will be announced later.

In your planning, please use the following suggestions:

1. Set your rally in your area or coordinate with nearby communities;

2. Contact your Congressional Representatives’ and Senators’ Offices (both State and U.S.) and alert them about the Oromo rallies ahead of the scheduled event;

3. Send press releases to all media;

4. Create, if you do not have already, fundraising committees to support Oromo students;

5. After the event, assess your activities and provide us with feedback for future improvement.

Remember, a one-time activity alone will not solve our historic problems, or deter a determined and brutal government from displacing peaceful people and destroying great nations like the Oromia. Organization, careful planning and sustained actions are vital for the ultimate success of our people. So, let us put our minor differences aside and focus on the great danger that we are all facing.

OCA-NA calls on all Oromo communities, civic and professional organizations in Diaspora to participate in the scheduled demonstrations. We also call on all Oromo political organizations to put their tactical and other differences aside and join Oromo communities in protest. We expect all Oromo political leaders to provide collective leadership and avert the looming danger for the Oromo people.

Our nation will rise again in victory.

History will be our witness.

Oromo Communities’ Association of North America (OCA-NA)

Support the victims of the Addis Ababa “Master Plan”

Machaa Tuulamaa in USA
December 5, 2015Many of us have been following the Oromo students who have been demonstrating in all parts of Oromia, unequivocally rejecting the Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) “Master Plan”.  As usual, the Ethiopian government opted to shed blood instead of responding the demands of the students that have been demonstrating peacefully.Based on our culture of helping fellow Oromos in thier time of sorrow, Macha-Tulama Association (MTA) hereby launches an online fund raising drive to support the families of those students who are killed by Ethiopian security forces across Oromia while peacefully protesting the “Master Plan”. We would like also to announce that MTA has allocated $1,000.00 U.S. dollars to support the victims and their families, and also to lead the fund raising effort.The fund will also be used to support students in their needs who are incarcerated for months in notorious gulags because of again protesting the Addis Ababa “Master Plan”. Please click on theDonate button on our website – machatulama.org – and follow the instructions to contribute.It’s our plan that if sufficient funds are collected, MTA will reach out to the victims of the 2014 violence of the government.In the mean time, we would like to request for your help in gathering the following information and sending them to us via our Facebook message or our email – contact@machatulama.org:

  1. Names of the students killed by the Ethiopian government security forces,
  2. School grade or academic year and field of study if s/he is a university student,
  3. Name of family members (at least two) to whom money can be sent and their telephone number,
  4. Picture of the deceased student (if available), and
  5. Age, place of birth, brief life history of the deceased if known

Please do not hesitate to contribute as much as you can. Every penny adds up and makes a difference in the lives of the victims!

Respectfully,

Macha-Tulama Association
Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Oromo TV: Washington DC on Tom Lantos Human Commission Briefing … Focus on Oromia. #OromoProtests April 23, 2016

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12 U.S. Senators Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Civil Society

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Foreign Affairs: Gongresswoman McCollum Stands Up For Human Rights In Remarks to Minnesota’s Oromo Community. #OromoProtests

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U.S. Senators Speak Loud and Clear: Human Rights Violations in Ethiopia Must Stop!

 

 

 

 

 

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Join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia

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The new turning point in Oromo social and political trends:#OromoProtests: The Greatest United Action by Oromos Since the 16th-Century April 23, 2016

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In his recent article, the veteran Oromo political leader Ob. Ibsaa Guutama wrote, the “Oromo rage, that was suppressed for ages, started to erupt with thunderous sound from November 2015. Never in the history of Oromo since 16th century had such great number rose together to determine its own destiny. Such a civilian tide has never been seen rising at the same time empty-handed in the history of the region to challenge an enemy – armed to the teeth with modern weapons …”

Here are the videos of the Oromo Protests: the Greatest United Action by Oromos since the 16-Century – the Oromo people protesting against the Ethiopian Federal government’s Master Plan with unflinching determination. This 5-part video series covers the period of the Oromo Protests from November 29, 2015 to January 4, 2016.

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AFAR PEOPLE IN ETHIOPIA FACING UNPRECEDENTED CATASTROPHIC SITUATION April 22, 2016

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AFAR, ARDUF

 


AFARS FACING UNPRECEDENTED CATASTROPHIC SITUATION


PRESS RELEASE


Currently, the Afar people in Ethiopia are facing disastrous, appalling and unprecedented dreadful famine catastrophe. The famine was not only caused by lack of rain, drought, climate change and effect of El Niño weather conditions as they claim but, it was a result of TPLF/EPRDF corruption, failure of strategies and policies, bad governance, human rights violations, unlawful land grabbing, forcible removal and eviction of Afar People from their traditional grazing land. They were driven away from the banks of Awash River which has been the lifeline of the Afar population that depend on it for survival since time immemorial to make place for the sugar plantations and large-scale agricultural projects owned by TPLF and foreign multinational corporations, companies and investors.

First, the Afar people saying that since 2012, they have been calling on the Federal and Regional Governments to find solution for the water shortages, environmental degradation, destruction of pastors and grazing resources, drying up of the Awash River problems that caused by damming of the Awash River by the regime, nevertheless their appeal and call fell on deaf ear.

Second it is a well-documented fact is that both the Ex-President and the current President of the Afar region, Ex- and current Federal Communication Affairs Office Minister have deliberately and blindly denied the existence of the famine in Ethiopia during 2013-2015.

Third, it is irrefutable fact is that TPLF/ ANDP or “ADE as it is known locally” purposely failed to recognise, acknowledge and to declare the famine on time. They even refused to call publically on the international Community for emergency humanitarian assistance to help the affected peoples in the country.

Additional fact is that, instead of helping the affected peoples by the famine, Federal Government Communication Affairs Office Minister Redwan Hussein blamed and accused the Afar pastoralists for the death of their livestock in order to cover his Government’s forcible removal of Afar pastoralists from their traditional grazing land on the Awash River banks to make away for TPLF, Foreign Multinational Corporations’ and Investors owned large scale Projects. The famine created by TPLF/EPRDF has already caused too many catastrophic problems for the Afar, such as food insecurity, water crisis, widespread malnutrition, health problem and unprecedented death of their livestock. As a result, the Afar have severely suffered.
In addition to the unprecedented famine that was worsened by the policies of the regime the TPLF has developed the following plans to systematically exterminate the Afar in Ethiopia:-

  • Unlawful land grabbing and enforced eviction from their land
  • Removing them from the Awash River banks forcibly
  • Transferring parts of Afar land to the Somali tribe called Issa to create endless conflict between them in coordination with Issa dominated regime of Djibouti for its interests.
  • Instigating conflicts between the Afar and their neighbouring peoples
  • Removing Afar from all mineralised areas of Afar land
  • Appointing uneducated, unskilled, inexperienced and corrupted individuals as Afar region officials to serve the interest of TPLF.
  • Creating tribalism, mistrust and division between the ruling mafia and the Afar society;
  • Controlling Afar region economic, political, social and cultural affairs by appointed Tigray Security Advisors or Counsellor, locally known as Ammakari

Any person who disagrees or rejects ANDP (QADE) TPLF (WAYANE) order is called anti peace element and sympathizer with ARDUF then; he/she is arrested and imprisoned arbitrarily. Today, the Afar region does not have a legitimate political authority accountable to the Afar. It is ruled by TPLF former fighters who are member of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF). Their main duty, obligation and responsibility is only to serve their master not the Afar people, as they appointed by TPLF not by the Afar people, they are only accountable and answerable to the TPLF.
As a result of TPLF racially motivated discriminatory politics and policies the Peoples of Ethiopia in all regions are all facing increasing political oppression, economic marginalisation, and social exclusion, gross violation of human rights, horrible famine and internal displacement. The regime continues to unlawfully kill, systematically repress and arbitrarily arrest people in the regions of Oromia, Ogaden, Sidama, Amhara and Gambella in general and in the districts of Konso, Qimant, Humera, Tsegede and Wolkait in particular who fight for their basic human rights.

ARDUF condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrifying famine crimes of killings, displacement and forcible removal from their ancestral land committed by TPLF regime on the Afar people in particular; and against other peoples in Ethiopia in general.

ARDUF calls on all Ethiopian opposition forces, civil societies, human rights defenders and journalists to reject and denounce the politics of divide and rule by an iron fist and oppression of TPLF/EPRDF and support a democratic armed struggle to eliminate the fascist regime and to establish a genuine Democratic Federalism based on the rule of law in Ethiopia.

Long live the Victory of ARDUF & Ethiopian Peoples

Military Command Centre (MCC)
Information Desk of ARDUF
Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF)


 

AS: FROM SURVIVANCE ALL THE WAY TO RECONSTRUCTION: THE OROMO PURSUIT OF EQUALIBERTY. #OromoProtests April 21, 2016

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FROM SURVIVANCE ALL THE WAY TO RECONSTRUCTION: THE OROMO PURSUIT OF EQUALIBERTY

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12 U.S. Senators Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Civil Society April 21, 2016

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Odaa Oromoo#OromoProtests iconic pictureThe Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia. p2U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced a resolution with 11 other senators condemning the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against  civil society

 

 

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution with 11 other Senators today condemning the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against protestors, journalists, and others in civil society for exercising their rights under Ethiopia’s constitution.

The resolution calls for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. security assistance to Ethiopia in light of allegations that Ethiopian security forces have killed civilians. It also calls upon the government of Ethiopia to halt violent crackdowns, conduct a credible investigation into the killing of protesters, and hold perpetrators of such violence accountable.

“I am shocked by the brutal actions of the Ethiopian security forces, and offer condolences to the families of those who have been killed. The Ethiopian constitution affords its citizens the right to peaceful assembly and such actions by Ethiopian government forces are unacceptable,” Senator Cardin said. “The government’s heavy-handed tactics against journalists and use of the 2009 Anti-Terrorism and Charities and Societies Proclamations to stifle free speech and legitimate political dissent demonstrate a troubling lack of respect for democratic freedoms and human rights.”

“Peaceful protestors and activists have been arrested, tortured and killed in Ethiopia for simply exercising their basic rights,” Senator Rubio said. “I condemn these abuses and the Ethiopian government’s stunning disregard for the fundamental rights of the Ethiopian people. I urge the Obama Administration to prioritize respect for human rights and political reforms in the U.S. relationship with Ethiopia.”

Joining Cardin and Rubio as cosponsors of the resolution are Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

The United States works closely with Ethiopia on signature Administration initiatives including Feed the Future and the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership. It also provides funding for Ethiopia’s participation in the African Union Mission in Somalia.

“Given the challenges posed by the devastating drought and border insecurity, it is more important than ever that the government take actions to unify rather than alienate its people. It is critical that the government of Ethiopia respect fundamental human rights if it is to meet those challenges,” Cardin added.

The resolution

http://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/ranking/release/cardin-rubio-colleagues-condemn-ethiopias-crackdown-on-civil-society-

 

Okay Africa: Why Are Oromo Refugees Getting Sent Back to Ethiopia? April 21, 2016

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Tariku Debela, in jeans, walks carefully through the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi. Photo by Ebba Abbamurti.

On a warm evening last month, Tariku Debela was walking home from dinner in the immigrant enclave of Eastleigh, Nairobi, when he was jumped by four men who took his phone and more than $200 in cash. Getting mugged is bad enough, but what happened next is seared in Debela’s memory.

Debela is an Oromo political leader residing in Kenya as a refugee. The men who robbed Debela delivered a message in Amharic—a verbal threat from across the border—”side with the Ethiopian government or only death awaits you.”

When Debela decided to flee Ethiopia, after years of brutal political persecution, including torture and imprisonment, he expected to be protected as a refugee in Kenya. Indeed, under international law he is. But, Debela and thousands of other Ethiopian refugees who enter neighboring countries have found themselves still within reach of the Ethiopian state, resulting in mistreatment from local governments and neglect from the international organizations ostensibly meant to protect them.

Amnesty International confirmed from sources on the ground that in early January 2016, Kenyan security forces deported 25 Ethiopian refugees from Kenya. This is disputed by Stanley Mwango, spokesperson for the Kenyan government’s Department of Refugee Affairs, who denies the deportations, telling Okayafrica that “Kenya is not sending away anyone who is legally seeking asylum.”

But Amnesty’s account corresponds to reports from Oromo community leaders in Nairobi that Ethiopian refugees are routinely subject to surveillance, harassment, violence and deportation from Kenyan police and border authorities, who they say work in close collaboration with the Ethiopian government.

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The border crossing between Kenya and Ethiopia’s Oromiya region. Creative Commons photo courtesy of Andrew Heavens.

The outgoing Oromo community leader in Nairobi, Shaga Arado, 38, says most of the Oromos forcibly returned to Ethiopia are detained in military barracks near the border where they are interrogated and in some cases tortured. There are also incidents of Oromo refugees in Kenya disappearing—such as the case of Dabassa Guyo Saffaro, a well known Oromo oral historical and cultural leader who vanished off Nairobi’s streets in late September 2015. He has not been heard from since.

Although Ethiopians have consistently sought asylum for years on the basis of political persecution—UNHCR estimates there were 160,427 Ethiopian refugees in 2015—human rights organizations say they expect the number to grow in light of the ongoing Ethiopian government violence against Oromo protesters.

Peaceful protests began in November 2015 after the Ethiopian government announced plans to expand the municipality of Addis Ababa into the bordering Oromia region. The government has since abandoned the plan, but Human Rights Watch reports that over the past five months, Ethiopian security forces are suspected of killing over 200 protesters and detaining thousands without cause. Oromos, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, have consistently faced persecution and discrimination from the rulingEthiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front(EPRDF) party, which has been in power since 1991. The Ethiopian government did not respond to a request for comment.

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Debela nostalgically shows off a photo of him with the OFC party leader—Merera Gudina at a past function.

Debela, 33, is a member of the Oromo Federalist Congress, a political party that is constantly monitored and harassed by the Ethiopian government. In 2005, following Ethiopia’s disputed national elections, Debela was arrested and accused of inciting violence against the government. He spent nine months in prison. Debela was later released on conditions that he should support the government, withdraw his support for the opposition party and refrain from any political activities. But for Debela, abandoning his political activism wasn’t a choice.

“It was hard for me to wrench my mind away from the reality,” he says. “Seeing the Oromos being dispossessed and systematically impoverished while their land is stolen and dished out to politically correct individuals from the ruling class was what made me speak my mind.”

Debela continued his political organizing, and in February 2009 he was arrested and taken to Maikelawi prison. Debela’s second prison sentence was much worse than the first. In Maikelawi, Debela says he was regularly beaten and tortured. After some of the beatings, often with electrical wires, the prison guards poured ice-cold water over his bleeding body. The pain reverberated in his bones; he slept naked on his cell floor in the water. At times he was interrogated at gunpoint, blindfolded and threatened with execution. Other times bottles were tied on his penis and testicles. Debela lost track of his location, and of time.

Debela-compositeLeft: Debela showing some of the scars he acquired in Ethiopian detention. Right: Some of the documents and photos he carried with him. Photo Ebba Abbamurti

Human Rights Watch has documented political prisoners being taken to Maikelawi and tortured to try and coerce confessions. Since the recent Oromo protests, the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa issued a brief that Oromo activists arrested and imprisoned in Addis Ababa’s Kalitti Jail have also experienced torture that lasted over ten hours and resulted in life-threatening injuries.

Debela was released in July 2009; he would later be again arrested and imprisoned three times. In October 2015, Debela decided he could no longer stay in Ethiopia and expect to survive—he was receiving death threats. In November 2015, Debela traveled from Mandi, Oromia to Addis and then onward to the border towns of Moyale and Hiddi Lola. He then crossed into Kenya and passed through Marsabit and Isiolo before reaching Nairobi.

Arado says other refugees who crossed into Kenya since the beginning of 2016 report paying smugglers to help them evade border guards and make it to Nairobi safely. But their safety is not guaranteed—at least two Ethiopian women refugees who recently arrived in Nairobi via smugglers said they were raped on the journey.

Debela is now registered with the UN Refugee Agency; he was given an appointment for a refugee status determination interview in November 2017. Although Debela has yet to make his case for asylum in Kenya, there are indications that many Ethiopians do not receive fair asylum hearings in other countries, making it more difficult for them to receive legal protection and putting them at risk. The United Oromo Refugees Association in Egypt staged a sit-in this month in front of UNHCR’s office in Cairo to protest the low rate of asylum granted to Oromo refugees.

UNHCR, which normally produces guidance for decision-makers who are assessing asylum claims, has not issued guidance for Ethiopian asylum-seekers. As a result, countries may rely more heavily on information from their own sources, which experts say are often flawed. UNHCR’s Kenya office did not respond to a request to comment.

“The biggest problem is that countries do not follow an asylum policy for Ethiopia based on reality,” said Victor Nyamore, Amnesty International’s Refugee Officer in Nairobi. “They prefer to believe the success stories of the Ethiopian government about development and human rights in the country.”

In 2015, Ethiopia received $3 billion in development and aid funding, the majority from the U.S. and Europe, despite that some of its development programs have been documented violating the human rights of local communities. Despite these abuses, donors have not changed their levels of funding. Ethiopia remains a key Western ally in the region on counter-terrorism efforts, including against Al-Shaabab.

refugees-in-ethiopiaTransitional housing for Somali refugees in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia. Creative Commons Photo courtesy of UNICEF Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is also one of the largest refugee hosting nations in the world for over 700,000 Eritrean, Somali and South Sudanese refugees—which may explain why some governments and international organizations are hesitant to speak out on behalf of the plight of Ethiopian refugees for fear of jeopardizing their existing programming in Ethiopia.

For now, Debela must find a way to survive the waiting period until his case is reviewed. He says he cannot receive any social services for refugees, and he is afraid to call or visit friends in case it compromises their safety. In the meantime, Debela lives alone like a fugitive, skirting shadows on the street and watching for the Ethiopian security forces he believes are still watching him.


 

http://www.okayafrica.com/news/oromo-refugees-getting-sent-back-ethiopia/

Foreign Affairs: Gongresswoman McCollum Stands Up For Human Rights In Remarks to Minnesota’s Oromo Community. #OromoProtests April 19, 2016

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McCollum Stands Up For Human Rights In Remarks to Minnesota’s Oromo Community

Apr 19, 2016 Issues: Foreign Affairs

Congresswoman McCollum addresses the Minnesota Oromo community.
McCollum Stands Up For Human Rights In Remarks to Minnesota Oromo Community

WASHINGTON — This morning, Congresswoman Betty McCollum addressed a large delegation of the Minnesota Oromo community visiting Washington today to attend a briefing held by the United States House of Representative’s Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. In her address, Congresswoman McCollum reiterated her concern about human rights abuses against the Oromo people in Ethiopia.

Congresswoman McCollum delivered the following remarks:

Greetings and welcome to Washington! Thank you for being here today in the U.S. House to add your voices to the cause of human rights in Ethiopia.

The Lantos Human Rights Commission briefing today is an important step to informing and educating Congress about the unacceptable treatment of Oromos in Ethiopia. The current situation in Ethiopia must not be allowed to continue. The Oromo people are suffering and I share your concern. Peaceful protesters are being imprisoned, they are being tortured, they are being killed.

The Ethiopian Government must be held accountable and it will take pressure from Congress and the Obama Administration to end the repression of the people of Oromia. Later this week I will be meeting with Ethiopia’s ambassador to the U.S. and the message that I will deliver is – stop the detentions, stop the repression, stop the killing – and respect human rights!

Ethiopia benefits greatly from its relationship with the United States. The American people provide hundreds of millions of dollars of food aid, health care funding, and agriculture assistance to Ethiopia. We must demand in return that human rights be respected. We must demand human rights for the Oromo people!

Friends, I am proud to represent so many Oromo Americans who live my district in Minnesota. Thank you for sharing your strong voices! Thank you for fighting for human rights!

http://mccollum.house.gov/press-release/mccollum-addresses-minnesota-oromo-community-visiting-washington

Human Rights league: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped April 19, 2016

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Odaa Oromoo#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in Ethiopia

 

No To Fascist TPLF Ethiopia's genocidal militarism and mass killings in Oromia, Ethiopia

Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped


Human rights League of the Horn of Africa

HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action

Ethiopia: The TPLF Hidden Agenda of Reducing the Oromo Population Must be Stopped

HRLHA Appeal  and Request for Immediate Action

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2016

Terrorist and Criminal attacks targeting  Oromo youth, and children, and even pregnant women have continued unabated since the peaceful protest for justice and freedom began on 12th November 2015 In Oromia.The peaceful  and legitimate protests against the injustices in Oromia, in which Oromo people of all walks of life have participated, had a simple and clear demand at the beginning: ” Stop Addis Ababa”s Integration of the Master Plan, and  stop land grabbing in Oromia”.

Instead of responding justly to the protestors’ legitimate grievances and restoring their domestic and international  rights, the  Ethiopian government has chosen to deploy its special squad “Agiazi” and mercilessly crack down on the peaceful protesters. The ruthless Agiazi force used  excessive force, killed many promos, beat  and detained thousands to stop the protest, which spread to all corners of Oromia Regional State in  a few weeks. Oromia towns and villages were turned into war zones as the special Agiazi force continued its  random killings of  students, children, men and women. During the first two months of the peaceful protests, more than two hundred (200) Oromos were murdered[1],  including infants and pregnant women.
Oromo children, victims of fascist TPLF mass killings in Oromia, 2015 and 2016

In violation of the “Convention on the Rights of the Child”  and other international treaties [2]the current government of  Ethiopia ratified  on 14th May 1991,(see the other treaties ratified by the current of Ethiopian government from the link)[3] Oromo children, including non-schooled  children, have been killed by the Agiazi force.   Aliya,15  and her brother  Nagassa, 8 (photo on right side) were shot in the leg   on March 25, 2016[4] on the streets of Ambo town. Many minors/teenagers were killed and others wounded. by the Agiazi force in different parts of Oromia. Some are listed in the following table.

No Name Sex Age Place of Birth
1 Burte Badhadha Dabal F 15 Jaldu district, West showa, Oromia
2 Tsegaye Abebe Imana M 14 Jaldu District, West Showa, Oromia
3 Dereje Gadissa Taye M 12 Chalia,District, East showa, Oromia
4 Dejene Chala M 14 Gindeberet, West Showa, Oromia

These cruel and inhumane actions of the Agiazi force against Oromo did not stop the angry protesters from demanding their fundamental rights and freedoms.

Ethiopia's TPLF fascist military warlords

Ethiopia Military Generls

The Oromia Regional State president Muktar Kedir and the TPLF security intelligence officer generals removed the civil administration and declared  the unofficial martial law as of February 26, 2016. The Oromia Regional State has been subdivided into eight (8) military zones, each to be led by military generals

The merciless Agiazi force has been allowed officially to quell dissents in Oromia by force. On the day following the martial law declaration, the  Agiazi squad started  breaking  into private homes and savagely started to kill and beat children, men and women, including pregnant women. On February 27, 2016 a seven- months pregnant mother of  six, living  in the West Arsi zone in Oromia state in Ethiopia, was shot down in her home by security forces who had come to her home looking for her husband. Another six- months pregnant woman Shashitu Mekonen was  also killed and thrown into the bush in Horro Guduru Wallega, Oromia.
genocide against Oromo people

Schools and universities have served as  military camps and battle grounds. The merciless Agiazi force  broke into university dormitories, savagely  killed, raped, beat and detained students (Wallaga University)

The Agiazi murderers intensified their repressions in all corners of Oromia. Since the November 2015 peaceful protest began, over 400 Oromo nationals have been killed, over fifty thousand (50,000) arrested and placed in  different police stations, concentration camps, and military camps. Unknown numbers of students have been confined in the Xolay concentration camp where they are exposed to different diseases because of poor diets and sanitation. No medical attention has been given them and a number of prisoners  are dying each day, according to information leaked from Xolay concentration camp. This represents the systematic elimination of the Oromo young generation. The late prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the architect of the current TPLF Empire,  in 1992 vowed to destroy those he considered major threats to his rule, particularly the most populous nation in the country, the Oromo. He vowed to reduce Oromos to a minority and take over their natural resources.

Bedhadha Galchu, an Oromo, economics graduate murdered by Ethiopia's mass killing ffascist forces, April 2016

Bedhadha Galchu

The longest protest (in terms of weeks and months)  in the history of Ethiopia has been slowed down by the military crackdowns.  When protestors returned home from the street, they started facing another form of atrocity.  They were forced day and night to stay indoors, in a kind of house arrest.  At night, the Agiazi force would walk into individual homes and pick up youth and kill them, leaving their dead bodies in front of their doors.  On April 14, 2016, a university engineering department graduate from Gonder University  was cold bloodedly murdered in the Oromia Gujii zone in Oddo Shakisso where he used to live with his parents.

Since Oromia is now under martial law, information, coming out of the Regional State of Oromia is restricted. All social media are being monitored by the military administration.

A number of cell phone users were arrested and their phones taken. Gross human rights abuses, killings, arbitrary arrests, torture and other human rights atrocities are happening in Oromia every day and night.

However, the information about these atrocities is not getting out, because the military has monitored almost all information outlets.  The Ethiopian people hear only the well- crafted stories about Ethiopia being on the path to democracy. These stories come from the government mass media.

International and domestic human rights organizations have been reporting the atrocities, although their access to information in Ethiopia is very limited due to their researchers being banned from entering the country. But undercover investigative journalists still bring out the news of the genocide and ethnic cleansing committed in the name of development.

The current human rights atrocities in Oromia have been condemned by  some western governments and government agencies, notably the EU and the USA, and UN experts/researchers. But still no meaningful action has been taken to stop the atrocities in Oromia.

When  the regime has been pressured enough, they do make concessions and acknowledge the legitimacy of the protestors’ grievances. Indeed the Prime Minister, Hailemariam Dessalegn, has been known to apologize to the people. However, all this seems to be political posturing to deceive the world that is becoming increasingly aware of the atrocities. On the ground, there is no sign of the atrocities abating. There have been no gestures of conciliation. The regime’s force has actually stepped up its mass murders, mass incarcerations and mass rapes.

What is puzzling  is that after all these tragedies, the world donor countries and organizations are still silent. It seems surreal. How many people must die before the world responds? How many millions must be jailed and tortured, how many must be gang- raped before this deafening silence is broken?

Can’t the world community learns from what happened in the past, in Rwanda in 1994, in Bosnia, in 1998 and what is happening in Syria ever since 2011? The genocidal act of armed force should not continue and must be stoped by someone, somewhere.

HRLHA is deeply concerned that if International Communities fail in responding  to the merciless killings presently taking place in Oromia Regional State as soon as possible , this could lead to a genocide comparable to those in Rwanda (1994), in Yugoslavia (1998) and  in Darfur, Sudan (2003).

Therefore, the HRLHA respectfully demands that governments of the west, especially who allies with the Ethiopian government to break their silence about the TPLF hidden agenda of promoting  systematic genocide against the Oromo and other nations in Ethiopia and act swiftly as possible to halt the atrocity in Ethiopia.

Recommendations:

  1. The World community must condemn the imposition of Martial Law in Oromia
  2. The United Nations must intervene in Oromia to stop the unprecedented killings, torture and rape by the TPLF squad Agiazi force deployed under martial law
  3. The US government, EU member states and UN must take meaningful measures against the Ethiopian government to stop it committing systematic genocide in Oromia, Ogaden, Gambela, and other southern Ethiopia regional states
  4. Intervene to stop the killings in Oromia using the mandate of the three pillars of the responsibility to protect, as stipulated in the Outcome Document of the 2005 United Nations World Summit (A/RES/60/1, para. 138-140) and formulated in the Secretary – General’s 2009 Report (A/63/677) on implementing the responsibility to protect.
    1. The State carries the primary responsibility for protecting populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and their incitement;
    2. The international community has a responsibility to encourage and assist States in fulfilling this responsibility;
    3. The international community has a responsibility to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian  and other means to protect populations from these crimes. If a State is manifestly failing  to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take collective action to protect populations, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

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[1] HRLHA UA, MORE VICTIMS OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS, KIDNAPPINGS, ARRESTS AND DETENTIONS Dec 25, 2015, http://www.humanrightsleague.org/?p=15700
[2] UN, Ratification Status for Ethiopia, http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=59&Lang=EN
[3]UN Ethiopia home page; http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=59&Lang=EN
[4] Al jazeera Report, Feb 25, 2016. Oromo protests continue in Ethiopia amid harsh crackdown, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQDfhk5VIdU

Injifannoo atleetota Oromoo: Oromo Athletes sweep men’s and women’s titles at Boston Marathon with the win for Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa April 18, 2016

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OROMO ATHLETES DOUBLE AT BOSTON MARATHON WITH WINS FOR HAYLE AND BAYSA. 18 APRIL 2016

 

Oromo athletes Lemi Bernanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa won at the 2016 edition of the Boston Marathon, the 120th running of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, crossing the line in 2:12:44 and 2:29:19 respectively on Monday (18).

It was the first time in the Boston Marathon race’s 120-year history that Oromo athletes representing Ethiopia  had swept both the titles.

 

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Atsede Baysa rallied after falling more than 30 seconds off the pace, overcoming the deficit with a strong push through the final four miles to win the women’s Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men’s race after breaking away from defending champion Oromo athlete Lelisa Desisa. Hayle won in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 45 seconds.

The men’s race stumbled through halfway in 1:06:43, looking for someone willing to take command into a slight headwind and with temperatures rising to around 20 degrees Celsius.

After a few small breakaways came to nothing, defending champion Lelisa Desisa, hoping to add a third Boston win to his pair from 2013 and 2015, took charge as the course descended from Wellesley Hills to Newton Lower Falls.

Desisa moved to the front as the pack rolled down the hill and then maintained the pace as they crossed the Charles River and started up the opposite bank in the first of the Newton Hills; he slowed slightly but the rest of the pack slowed more, and abruptly a race which had looked more like a dreary committee meeting became notably more interesting.

Only Hayle stuck with Desisa’s big push, and from that point the race was primarily an Oromo duel for supremacy.

Initially Desisa let Hayle set the pace and hovered behind him waiting to move but he then came to the front and began actively trying to shake the younger runner.

Hayle, at 21 already a winner in Dubai in 2015 and runner-up there this January, also had previous wins in Warsaw and Zurich.

He was confident in his ability to win and his speed – with a best 2:04:33, he was third-fastest among the starters – but had never before a race as big as Boston.

Ultimately Hayle took over at the very end, side-by-side with Lelisa through 40km but then taking charge before the mile to go mark in Kenmore Square and opening a gap of 47 seconds back to the tiring Desisa, who held on for second in 2:13:32.

With the racing beginning a few miles after halfway, the second half was slightly faster than the first, 1:06:01 to 1:06:43 for the first half.

Yemane Tsegay won a close-fought duel with 2012 Boston winner Wesley Korir to make it a 1-2-3 finish for Ethiopia; he ran 2:14:02 to the Kenyan’s 2:14:05.

Baysa, 29 and a two-time Chicago Marathon winner came from 37 seconds at the 22-mile mark to overtake the two women in front of her.

She passed fellow Oromo athlete and sometime training partner Tirfi Tsegaye with two miles left, the latter finishing second in 2:30:03.

Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui, who was disputing the lead with Tsegaye at 22 miles before Baysa started her long charge for glory, was third in 2:30:50 while fellow Kenyan, defending champion Caroline Rotich, dropped out barely five miles into the race.

The women’s race also started slowly, and it ultimately fell to Kenya’s Joyce Chepkirui to take charge of the pace, although as usual the lead changed frequently in the early miles while efending champion Caroline Rotich stepped off the course at 7km and ultimately dropped out.

Halfway was reached in a pedestrian 1:15:25 and the leaders were close enough that Latvia’s star Jelena Prokopcuka tangled with Oromo athlete Fatuma Sado and knocked the latter’s right shoe loose.

Sado stopped and retrieved the shoe, she and Prokopcuka then worked together to regain contact with the pack. Prokopcuka ultimately finished fourth with Sado 16th.

Much like the men, the women rolled down into Newton Lower Falls at a decent clip but slowed when they met the first hills.

Unlike the men, the pack which rode that roller coaster had thinned to four, featuring  Tirfi Tsegaye and the Kenyan trio of Chepkirui, Valentine Kipketer and Flomena Daniel; with Baysa well off the back.

After Tsegaye and Chepkirui shook the other pair off, it looked like the women’s race was coming down to a head-to-head duel as well, but Baysa had other ideas; she found a second life after cresting the Newton hills at mile 21.

With Tsegaye frequently twisting around to try and gauge the progress of her sometime training partner, Baysa closed a deficit which had grown to 37 seconds at 22 miles, when she moved into third place.

Tsegaye first tried to drop Chepkirui, but Baysa passed first the Kenyan and then her compatriot.

At 40km, Baysa started pulling clear, and she built a lead of 44 seconds, with Tsegaye second in 2:30:03.

Unlike Hayle, Baysa has a lengthy marathoning resume including victories in Chicago in 2010 and 2012, as well as wins in Saitama, Paris (twice), Xiamen, and Istanbul.

Like the men’s race, the women’s winner was faster in the second half. Baysa passed halfway in 1:15:32 and ran the hilly second half of the race in 1:13:47.

Both Kenya and Ethiopia have indicated that Boston results, along with next weekend’s race in London, will figure in selection for their Olympic team.

However, the defending Olympic champion Tiki Gelana was never a factor in the race, finishing 14th in 2:42:38 and Buzunesh Deba, a frequent contender both here and in New York and the only woman in the field to have run under 2:20:00 in Boston, was seventh in 2:33:56.

The 120th running of the Boston Marathon saw 27,491 starters set out on the classic course from the western suburb of Hopkinton to the finish line in Boston.

 

 

 

 

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Ethiopia: Unconditionally Release the Sidama Political Prisoners April 18, 2016

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Unconditionally Release the Sidama Political Prisoners

 

SNLF Press Release, April 2016

The following Sidama scholars and businessmen have been kidnapped by the security forces of the TPLF led government of Ethiopia and are currently languishing in the most notorious prison of the country known as ‘Maikelawi’ in the country’s capital Finfinnee (Addis Ababa):

1) Solomon Naayu (A Business Person)
2) Desalegn Meessa (A Professor at Wolayita Sodo Univeristy)
3) Girma Dishe (A Busienss Person)
4) Shura Kachara (A Business Person)
5 Debebe Daaka (A Business person)

In stark violation of their human rights, some of them have been in detention since November 2015 while others have been incarcerated since early 2016 without any trial. They have been tortured repeatedly to extract confession on crimes they never committed. The reasons given by the Ethiopian security forces for their detention and torture are extremely bizarre. They range from visiting the Oromia region repeatedly during the Oromo protests to receiving telephone calls from their relatives in Diaspora and having some anti-government ideas in their minds.

The TPLF/EPRDF led government of Ethiopia continues to grossly abusing the human rights of the Sidama people and other citizens with impunity for two decades and a half in contempt to its international commitments and the constitution of the country drawn by the regime itself. The aforementioned Sidama people had never committed any crime. Their only crime is being the members of the Sidama society.

The Sidama people and the Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF) categorically condemns their unlawful detention and torture and demands their immediate and unconditional release.

The SNLF also calls on the international community, the United Nations, the African Union and all human rights organizations to put pressure on the TPLF led regime of Ethiopia to respect basic human and democratic rights of the citizens of the country. The SNLF also calls upon all subjugated nations’ and peoples’ opposition groups and peoples of Ethiopia to be unconditionally united to fight the regime collectively oppressing all with varying degrees.

May Justice and Liberty belong to all Mankind

The Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF)

April 2016

OMN (OROMIA): Haala Waliigala Yeroo Ammaa Oromiyaa fi Itoophiyaa Irratti Xiinxala Obbo Jawaar Mahammad April 16, 2016

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#Oromia: Oromo Martyrs Memorial Day: Ebla 15 Bara 2016 Qeerroon Yuniversitii Wallaggaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Kabajachuun Ibsa Ejjennoo Baafatan. #OromoProtests April 15, 2016

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15 April: Oromo Martyrs Memorial Day- Guyyaa goototaa Oromo


Har’a Ebla 15 Qeerroon Yuniversitii Wallaggaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Kabajachuun Ibsa Ejjennoo Baafatan.

IMG_20160412_205623Har’a Ebla 15 Nuti Qeerroon Bilisummaa Wallagga Bahaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Kabajannee Olleerra Jedhu Qeerroon.
1.Yaadannoo wareegamtoota goototni oromoo shinniigaatti kafalan.
2.Wareegama Qellem wallaggaa Gidaamiitti Summii diinni qopheesse nyaatanii lubbuun darban.
3.Wareegama uummata Oromoo keessatti immoo qeerroo fi qarreen baratoota oromoo bara 2014 ji’a eebilaa fi 2016 ji’a sadaasaa haga eebila 15tti kafalaa turaniidha.
4.Lammiilee Oromoo kuumaatammatti lakka’aman sababa oromummaa saanii qofaan yakkamanii, qilleensa Uumaan badhaasee isaanii kenne dhorkamanii halkanii guyyaa mooraa diinni qopheessite Maayikelaawwii,Qaallittii,Qilinxoo,Zuwaay,Shawwaa Roobit, fi manneelee dhoksaa namni kamuu hin beeknetti dararamaa jiran hidhamtoota oromoo hunda hammata.
Egaa kun hundi rakkoo garbummaan nutti fe’e waan ta’eef garbummaa hundeen buqqisuun filannoo isa angafaa fi jijjiiraa hin qabneedha.Garbummaa hundeen buqqisuuf immoo nuti qeerroon magaalaa Naqamtee fi naannoo ishee ABO jallatti hiriiree deggersa oromoo keessaa fi alaan utubamnee kaayyoo wareegamtoo gootota keenyaa galmaan ga,uuf dirqama lamummaa fudhannee jirra.IMG_20160412_205140 IMG_20160412_205213IMG_20160412_205300IMG_20160412_215629
Ayyaanni kun kan yaadatamee oole magaalaa naqamtee bakkoota heedduu yemmuu ta,u qeerroo leeqaa fi jiraattota Leeqaa Naqamtee ,Yuunversiitii wallaggaa,Laga hadiyyaa,haroo soorgaa,akkasumas hoteelota magaalattii tokko tokkoo fi iddoolee biroo heedduutti yaadatamee ooleera.Ayyaanni kun qarree fi qeerroo baratoota oromoo kibba waachaa,Qassoo,Biqiltuu Leeqaa,Biiftuu Naqamtee ,Koompireensiifii, kkf akkasumas hojjetoota mootummaa fi daldaltoota dhuunfaa hirmaachiseera.Nuti hirmaattonni yaadannoo kanaa guyyaa kun uummata oromoo biratti guyyaa gaddaa fi guyyaa itti oromoon waadaa isaa itti haaromsatu waan ta,eef nus yaadannoo wareegamtootaa daqiiqaa muraasaaf gaddaan yaadachuun eegalleerra.Miseensonni harra asitti argamne miseensota muraasa fi dura buutota mandhee Tasfa,uun Camadaa,mandhee nuunnuu Adaree, Mandhee weellisaa jireenyaa Ayyaanaa  fi Barataa simee Tafarra,Mandhee Biqilaa Baandoo,Mandhee Biqiltuu Leeqaa,Naqamtee Odaa Ootaa,Mandhee Eebbisaa Addunyaa,yoo ta,an haala kanaan akka kabajnu kan nu godhe dura bu,aa qeerroo wallagga bahaa filachuuf akka tolutti yaadameeti.Mandheeleen kun aanota wallagga bahaa jalatti kan ijaaraman yoo ta,u miseensonni lama lama mandhee saddeet irraa wallitti dhufuun dura bu,aa qeerroo waliigala fi itti aanaa qeerroo baha wallaggaa filateera.Moggaasni maqaa mannee keenyaa irri jireessi maqaa jaallan wareegamtootaadha.kunis yaadannoo isaaniif jedhamee yaadameeti.Kaan immoo maqaalee baha wallaggaa keessatti argamaniidha.Mandheeleen wallagga bahaa kana qofa miti. Haalaa fi yeroon waan nu daangessuuf warreen biroo aanuma jiraniif bakkuma jiraniitti kabajanii oolaniiru.Guyyaa yaadannoo kana yaadannoo sammuun gaddaan erga eegallee mariin miseensota gidduutti adeemsifamee booda walaloon karaa jaal shamarree sabboontuu lammii kan daqiiqaa afur hin caalle erga dubbifamee dhumarratti mandheen keenya ibsa ejjennoo kan qabxii kudha tokko  of keessaa qabu baafateera.

IBSA EJJENNOO QEERROO WALLAGGA BAHAA MAGAALAA NAQAMTEE

1,Hooggansa ABO Jalatti qeerroon miseensa mandhee keenyaa qabsoo oromoo hanga wareegama lubbuutti finiinsuuf murteeffanneerra.

2.Kufaatii Mootummaa faashistii wayyaanee ariifachiisuuf yeroo kamiyyuu caalaa humnaan,beekumsaa fi dinagdee keenyaan hojjechuuf murannee jirra.

3.Diina guyyaa saafaa mana keenya seenuun haadhaa fi ilmoo wal irratti ajjeesaa jiru of keessaa baasuuf halkaniif guyyaa hojjenna.

4.Lukkeelee diinaa uummata keenya dararaniif barnoota gahaa kennuun sirreessuu

5.Qabeenyaa wayyaanee oromoon kamuu akka hin fayyadamne irmii jennee irratti waliigalleerra.

6.Diina abidda baatee nutti fiigu yoomillee bishaan baannee itti hin fiignu; deebii quubsaa kennuuf qoophii keenya xumurree jirra.

7.Mootummaan gita bittaa Tigiree kun kuma ajjeesuus,kitila hidhee dararus qabsoon oromoo akka hin dhaabbanne gochuuf jecha garee kanaa “diinni osoo dhiiga keenya waraabee gogse lafeen keenya bakka jiruu warraaqa” kan jedhu dhaadannoo godhannee jirra.

8.Ilmaan oromoo garbummaa jibbuun lubbuu isaanii bakka bu,a hin qabne dabarsee warra kenneef fi mana hidhaatti gidirfamaa warreen jiraniif kaayyoon isaanii akka karaatti hin hafneef irbuu seenneera.

9.Yoomiyyuu faayidaa Oromoof malee faayidaa dhuunfaa keenyaaf hin bololiinu.

10.Qomoof malee qoonqqoof hin bitamnu.

11.Xurree jaallan dhiigaan tattaraaran galmaan ga,uuf dirqama oromummaa ni baana.

 

American Red Cross: Oromo: In My Own Words: Reconnecting with a Cousin April 15, 2016

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In My Own Words: Reconnecting with a Cousin

Restoring Family Links Blog, 13 April 2016

OROMO STUDENTS SOLIDARITY PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

OROMO STUDENTS SOLIDARITY PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, D.C. COURTESY OF CREATIVE COMMONS @CTJ71081.

“My name is Desta Edosa. I am 33 years old, married and a father of two sons. I am originally from Ethiopia, specifically from Oromia.  I came to the United States in 2009 through a visa lottery, and I won. In February 2016, Caren Bedsworth from the American Red Cross called me and left me voice message saying I had a message from relative in Ethiopia. Listening to her voice message, I could not believe at first it was true as I did not know Red Cross gave such services. As Caren provided the office’s address, I looked on the internet and verified that the address mentioned was American Red Cross’s address. I called back Caren and asked who the person was. She delivered the letter to my home and I was so excited when I saw his handwritten letter. It had been about seven years since I last saw him.

“The name of my relative is Galataa Bazzaa. Galataa had just graduated from high school when he was captured by Ethiopian security forces and taken to a prison.  He was a very outstanding student who was always known among his classmates and teachers as a straight A’s guy in his academics. By the time he was taken to prison, he had just been admitted to Addis Ababa Medical School to pursue his higher education. Only students of high caliber are given an opportunity to study medical sciences in Ethiopia and Galataa was one of the top.

“To understand the case of Galataa and why he was taken to prison, it is very important to know a little about Oromo people in Ethiopia. Oromo are the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia which comprises about one third of the total population. Even though Oromo are the majority in Ethiopia, they have been marginalized both economically and politically since the establishment of the country. There was even a time when Oromo language was banned from state media and people were forced to change their Oromo name.

“As a result, Oromo people have been protesting this injustice for almost a century. Even at this time, the Ethiopian government has killed more than 400 Oromo people including kids, pregnant woman and elders because people peacefully demonstrated against land grabs and removal of Oromo farmers from their land due to the expansion of the capital city Addis Ababa (for more information on the Oromo protests, please click here or here).

“Galataa’s story is not different from thousands of Oromo students who are unjustifiably languishing in Ethiopian prison. He was just active both in his academic and among his society and communities. That’s the only reason he has been thrown into jail and sentenced to eight years.  The Ethiopian government labels students who protest against it as anti-piece, anti-development and even terrorists if it wants to make the punishment sever. It is very common for Oromo students to be taken to prison in Ethiopia even for just speaking of their mind; that was what happened to Galataa.

“It had been about seven years since I heard from Galataa. I have been informed about his wellbeing by his sisters and brothers but never heard a word directly from him.  Even though technology brought the world together these days, it’s still hard to be connected with loved one in a prison cell. The American Red Cross has done such excellent job connecting me directly with a person I care about a lot. I appreciate their service and their team a lot for connecting family over the globe when there is no other possible way.  I hope they will keep doing such excellent job and help more Oromo families who lost track of their loved ones.”


 

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Viva Oromia: Oromo Student at St Could State University April 15, 2016

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Join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia April 13, 2016

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Human Rights in Ethiopia – An Update

Date:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 11:00am
Location:
2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Announcement

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on the current human rights situation in Ethiopia.

Home to the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the region of Oromia was witness to mostly peaceful student protests in November of 2015 against the Ethiopian Government’s plan to take over territory to expand the nation’s capital. However, this spontaneous outcry has developed into the country’s longest and most widespread protest movement since the ruling party took power in 1991.  The government has since ceased border expansion plans, but the discontent has proven to transcend land rights and to extend beyond any one particular ethnic group.  The government’s authoritarian structure and tight controls on the media have led many to feel that they have no voice.  Peaceful opposition is frequently met with arrest and detention (using the country’s draconian anti-terrorist law) and police brutality too often results in death.   Human Rights Watch has received reports of over 200 people killed and several thousand arrested (including many whose whereabouts are unknown), since protests began. Although the documented turmoil threatens to disrupt Ethiopia’s fragile political stability, Ethiopia’s strategic state partners have been relatively quiet.

This briefing will examine Ethiopia’s current human rights situation in light of the recent events in Oromia.  Speakers will provide an overview of the human rights situation and challenges, including how Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law is misused to stifle dissent, and will make recommendations as to what role the U.S. government can play in promoting stabilization by advancing and protecting human rights.

This briefing will be open to members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public and the media. For any questions, please contact David Howell (for Rep. McGovern) at 202-225-3599 orDavid.Howell@mail.house.gov or Isaac Six (for Rep. Pitts) at 202-225-2411 orIsaac.Six@mail.house.gov.

Hosted by:

James P. McGovern, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC
Joseph R. Pitts, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC

Participants

Panelists

  • Anuradha Mittal , Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute
  • Mohammed Ademo, Journalist formally with Al Jazeera America
  • Adotei Akwei, Managing Director, Amnesty International USA

 Moderator

  • Lauren Ploch Blanchard, African Affairs Specialist, Congressional Research Service

 Opening Remarks

  • Rep. Keith Ellison, Executive Committee Member, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commissio

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Oromia: Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo kan Bara 2016 Ilalachisee Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) April 13, 2016

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 Ebla (April) 15: Oromo Martyrs Memorial Day- Guyyaa goototaa Oromo


 

Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo kan Bara 2016 Ilalachisee Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO)

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Guyyaan Gootota (Wareegamtoota) Oromoo Ebla 15, 1980 irraa eegalee waggaa waggaan kabajamaa fi yaadatamaa yoona gahe. Gootota gaafa alagaan biyya Oromoo cabsuuf itti duule diina biyya ofii irraa ittisuuf jecha diddaa gabrummaa irratti wareegaman dabalatee qabsaawoti bilisummaa Oromoo bifa adda addaan hanga har’aatti wareegama baasan hunda guyyaa kana yaadatna. Kana waliin, guyyaan wareegamtoota Oromoo, guyyaa miseensoti Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo, deggertootaa fi uummati Oromoo bal’aan kaayyoo sab-boontoti Oromoo dabran wareegamaniif galmaan gahuuf waadaa seenan itti haaromsani dha.

Seenaa Oromoo keessatti Ebla 15, guyyoota kaan irraa wanni adda taasisu bara 1980 keessa guyyaa kana hoogganooti siyaasaa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo akka qaroo ija Oromootti ilaalaman kiristaana Islaama utuu hin jedhin jumulaan wareegamanii tokkummaa saba Oromoo dhiiga isaaniin mirkaneessan ta’uu irraa ti. Sanaa asittis hoogganootaa fi miseensoti Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo, deggertootaa fi ummati Oromoo, qabsaawotni bilisummaa bifa adda addaan qabsoo keessatti qooda qaban walumaa gala sab-boontoti Oromoo xurree hoogganooti ABO gaafa duraa saaqan irra bu’anii mirga abbaa biyyummaa Oromoof osoo falmaa irra jiranii wareegaman kuma hedduutti lakka’amu. Har’as Waraanni Bilisummaa Oromoo, miseensotaa fi deggertooti qabsoo, addatti ammo qerroon (barataa fi dargaggooti Oromoo) walumaa gala uummati Oromoo bal’aan bilisummaa Oromoo mirkaneessuuf wareegama ulfaataa baasaa jiru.

Guyyaa Wareegamtoota Oromoo kan bara kanaa wanni adda taasisu haala Warraaqsi bilisummaa Oromoo sirna gabrummaatti xumura gochuuf golee Oromiyaa hunda keessatti akka ibidda saafaa boba’aa jiru keessatti ayyaaneffatamaa jiraachuu isaa ti. Uummati Oromoo bakka hundaa kan yeroo kamii caalaa shiraa fi daba diinaatti dammaqee daangaa hanga daangaatti harka wal qabatee diddaa isaa mootummaa Wayyaaneetti agarsiisaa jira. Yeroon kun yeroo qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo sadarkaa ol aanaatti tarkaanfatee jiru dha. Yeroo uummati Oromoo ammaan booda cunqursaa, saamichaa fi hacuuccaa alagaa baachuu hin danda’u! na gahe! jedhee sirna roorriftuu alagaa of irraa dabruuf harka duwwaa diina meeshaa lolaa baranee hidhate dura dhaabbatee murannoon wareegama barbaachisu baasaa jirutti yaadatama. Oromoon bilisummaa yookaan du’a! jechuun laphee dhiibee du’atti adeemuudhaan seenaa haaraa galmeessuu irratti argama. . Oromoon akka sabaatti uummata hundaaf kabajaa qabu, goota, jagnaa fi uummata guddaa tokkummaa qabu ta’uu hawaasa addunyatti agarsiiseera, agarsiisaas jira. Tarkaanfii fi diddaa uummati Oromoo tokkummaan ka’ee agarsiisaa jiru kunis hawaasa addunyaa kan raajee fi diina rifaasise dha.

Kana malees qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo karaa diplomaasii murna wayyaanee kopxeesuu fi deggersa qabsoo Oromoo horachuu irratti injifannoo galmeessaa jira. Sirni Wayyaanee uummata Oromoo siyaasaa fi dinagdee biyyattii keessaa alatti dhiibee akka moggeesse hawaasa addunyaaf ifa ta’eera. Kanaaf gaaffiin Oromoo gaaffii haqaa fi mirgaa ta’uun har’a eessatti iyyuu hubatnaa argataa jira. Akkasumas qabsoon Oromoo tumsa uummatoota ollaa horachuudhaan Tumsi Bilisummaa fi Dimokraasii Uummatootaa kan Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo qooda gahaa keessatti qabu mirkanaa’uun isaas injifannoo siyaasaa fi diplomaasii galmaa’an keessaa isa tokko. Gabaabaatti qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo shaffisaan fuul-duratti tarkaanfaataa jira.

Gama kaaniin, har’a oggaa mooraan qabsoo Oromoo tasgabbaa’aa fi cimaa jiru kanatti mooraan diinaa unkuramaa fi hundeen raafamaa akka jiru ifatti mul’ata. Tarkaanfiin abdii kutannaa irraa fudhatu caalaatti hammaatee fi qabaan mirga namoomaa fi dimokraasiis dhiphifamee, lammiileen akka hin dubbannee fi hin sossooneef cancalamanii fi gaadi’amanii jiran. Hidhaa fi ajjeechaan daangaa dhabee biyyattiin biyya gaddaaa tatee jirti. Hallii keessa jirru haala GOOLII DIIMAA BARA DARGII waliin wal fakkata.

Mootummaan abbaa irree TPLF/EPRDF, qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo finiiinaa jiruun baarragee tarkaanfii abdii kutannaa fudhachuu irratti argama. Daa’ima umurii waggaa 8 hanga maangudoo waggaa 70 dabalatee Oromoota 500 ol ji’a 4 keessatti ajjeese; Oromoota lakkoobsaan kuma hedduutti lakka’aman mana hidhaa /Xollayi, Hursoo, Dhedheessaa, Tigiray fi bakka adda tti guuree dararaa jira. Qe’ee fi biyya Oromoo gooluun tarkaanfii abdii kutannaa fudhachuu irratti argama. Daa’imaa fi dubartoota ulfa , jaarsaa fi jaartii utuu hin jedhin jumulaan uummata nagaa ajjeesee bakkeetti gatuu, hidhuu fi reebee naaffisuu, walumaa gala gocha faashistummaa seenaa biyyattii keessatti hiriyaa hin qabne Oromoo irratti raawwata. Gaaffii uummati Oromoo karaa nagaa dhiheesseef deebii inni kenne akka bineensaatti itti dhukaasee ajjeesuu qofa ta’e. Walumaa gala murni Wayyaanee ammaan booda uummata Oromoos ta’e biyyattii bulchuu akka hin dandeenye hunda biratti hubatamaa dhufeera. Caasaa mootummaa sirni Wayyaanee Oromiyaa keessatti diriirfate gadii hanga oliitti laamsha’eera. Oromiyaa suduudaan bulchiinsa waraanaa jala galchuudhaan uummata Oomoo seera waraanaatiin bulchuuf dhama’uun kufaatii siyaasaa guddaa keessa seenuu hubachiisa. Murni alagaa sab-bicuu keessaa dhufe uummata guddaa akka saba Oromoo dhiitee, reebee, caccabsee, ajjeesee fi hidhee bara baraan akkan barbaadetti bita jedhee yaadu kun murna shiftaa har’a ajjeesee saamuu malee kan fuula duraa hin yaadne dha. Uummati Oromoo tarkaanfii hammeenyaa alagaan irratti raawwataa jiruuf tasa hin jilbeenfatu. Gochaan faashistummaa sirna wayyaanees umurii bittaa sirnichaa gabaabsa malee hin dheeressu.

Addi Bilisummaa Ummata Tigraayi, TPLF, gaafa dhalate Tigraayiin bilisoomsuu fi dantaa Tigraay tiksuuf uumame hanga har’aatti maqaa fi bifa jijjiirratee fedhii murnaa fi ummatan dhaabbadheef jedhu guutuuf saamicha, cunqursaa fi hacuuccaa daangaa hin qabne uummatoota kaan irratti raawwata. Dimookraasii, sirna paartii-danuu, qabsoo karaa nagaafi kkf afaaniin lallabaa biyyattii ol aantummaa paartii tokkoo jalatti irreen bulchuu erga murteeffatee waggaa 25 caalee jira. Sirna gama tokkoon dimokraasii fi federaalummaa maqaaf heera ofii tume irra kaa’ee gama biraan ilaalcha dimokraasii warraaqaa fi maqaa mootummaa misoomaa jedhu of labsuun gubbaa irraa hanga gadiitti paartii TPLF/EPRDF qofti bulchiinsaa fi dinagdee empaayerattii akka to’atu taasise dha. Humnoota siyaasaa walaba karaa nagaa qabsoofna jedhan hunda humna waraanaa fi tikaatti gargaaramuun sochii isaanii ugguree biyyattii dhuunfaa ofii taasifate. Filmaata kijibaa geggeessuun qaanii tokko malee dhibbaa dhibba injifadhe jedhee labsate. Mootummaan Wayyaanee mootummaa dinagdee biyyattii waggaa waggaan lakkoobsa cimdiin guddisaan jira jedhee hawaasa addunyaa sobaa bahee dha. Imaaammata saamichaa hordofuun uummatoota qe’ee fi lafa isaanii irraa buqqisee beelaa fi iyuummaaf saaxile. Har’a ummati miliyoona 18 ta’u beela’ee waan nyaatu dhabee harka biyya alaa eeggataa jira; kaan lubbuun darbaa jira. Beelladi akka baala bonaa harca’aa jira. Walumaa gala rakkoo dinagdee fi hawaasummaa dhuma hin qabnetu uummatoota biyyattii keessaahuu uummata Oromoo qabatee jira . Mootummaan wayyaanee gargaarsa midhaan nyaataaf biyyoota alaa irraa argamu illee dantaa siyaasaa fi dhuunfaa ofiif oolfataa akka jiru ifatti mul’ata.

Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo mootummaan Wayyaanee karaa nagaa aangoo gadi dhiisa jedhee hin amanu. Uummati Oromoos mootmmaan abbaa irree mirga isaa beekee fi kabajeefii hojiitti hiikaa irraa hin eegu. Waan taheef murna ummatoota qawween ukkaamsee bitaa jiru of irraa darbuuf qabsoo bifa kamuu geggeesuun mirga, Murni Wayyaanee qawween aangootti dhufe humna uummataa fi qabsoo qofaan aangoo irraa bu’a. Kanaaf uummati Oromoo qonnaan bulaan, hojjetaan, Qeerroon (Daragaggoon) barataan, daldalaan walumaa gala murnooti hawaasa Oromoo hundi qabsoo bilisummaa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo jalatti hoogganummaa jiru bifa qindaa’een daran cimsitanii akka itti fuftanii fi kufaatii sirna cunqursaa wayyaaneetti xumura goodhan waamicha dabarsa. Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo qabsoo hidhannoo, siyaasaa fi diplomaasii walitti qindeessee hoogganaa jiru daran cimsee kan itti fufuu fi sochii diddaa gabrummaa Oromoof hooggana barbaachisu akka kennus irra deebi’ee mirkaneessa. Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo sirna Wayyaanee hundeen buqqisee gatuuf kan yeroo kamii caalaa qabsoo hidhannoo akka finiinsu gadi jabeessee uummata Oromoof mirkaneessa.

Sochiin bilisummaa Oromoo sochii biyoolessaa saba Oromoo ti. Akeeka sabboontoti Oromoo kumaatamaan itti wareegaman galmaan gahuuf ittisaa fi qabsoo bilisummaa biyya ofii keessatti qooda fudhachuun mirgaa fi dirqama seenaa lammiiiwwan Oromoo hundaa ti.

Hanga ammaatti dhugaan dirrettii mul’ataa jiru Oromoon gargaarsa alagaan malee diina lolaa jira. Amantii , gosa, kutaa fi ilaalcha siyaasaan osoo wal hin qoodin wal maddii dhaabbatee sagalee isaa dhageessisaa fi jabina isaa diinatti agarsiisuu irratti argama. Kanaaf tokkummaan qabsoo finiinsuu saba Oromoo daran jabaatee akka itti fufu Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo irratti hojjeta. Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo dantaa biyyoolessaa Oromoo giddu galeessa taasifachuun mooraa qabsoo Oromoo gabbisuufis ni hojjeta. Murnoota siyaasaa Oromoo walaba tahan sirna wayyaanee morman, akka ilmaan biyya tokkootti mooraa Oromoo tasagabeessuuf waliin hojjechuu caarraaqqii isaa itti fufa.

Addi bilisummaa Oromoo waggootii dheeraaf wahillummaan dhaabota cunqurfamtootaa hedduu waliin hojjataa fi wal tumsaa bahe. Har’a Tumsa Ummatootaa Bilisummaa fi Demokrasii waliiin ijaaruun waliin hojjatuu kana sadarkaa ol aanatti ceesisee jira. Tumsa kana bal’isuu fi nagaa waaraa, bilisummaa fi demokrasii naannoo keenyatti argamsisuuf jabaatee hojjata.

Gama biraanis dhaaboti siyaasaa biro biyya keessaa fi alatti mirgoota dimokraasii, mirga hiree murteeffannaa fi kabajamuu mirgoota dhala namaaf qabsaa’an hundi qabsoo haqaa uummati Oromoo finiinsaa jiru cinaa akka dhabbatan Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo waamicha dabarsa. Kabajamuun mirga Oromoo kabajamuu mirga uummatoota kaaniif wabii tahuu hiree kanaan hubachiisuu barbaada. Kanaaf uummatooti ollaa Oromoo moggaa dhaabbatanii sochii Oromoo daawwachaa jiran sochii Oromootti makamanii kufaatii sirna Wayyaanee akka ariifachiisan dhaamsa isaa dabarsaaf.

Dhuma irratti mootummooti aanga’oon biyya lafaa gaaffiin saba Oromoo gaaffii haqaa ta’uu osoo beekanii sirna abbaa irree wayyaanee maallaqa, dipplomaasii fi waraanaan gargaaraa jiran imaammata isaanii keessa deebi’anii akka sakatta’an, mootummaa abbaa irree gargaaruun dantaa uummatoota cunqurfamoo kan miidhu tahuu hubatuun komii seenaa jalaa akka of baasan ABOn gadi jabeessee gaafata. Hidhaa fi ajjeechaa mootummaan wayyaanee uummata Oromoo irratti raawwatu akka balaaleffatanii fi gochaan farra namoomaa kun akka dhaabbatuuf dhiibbaa barbaachisu akka taasisan hubachiisa.

Maayii irratti uummati Oromoo mirga politikaa, dinagdee fi hawaasummaa humna qawween irraa sabarbame wareegama barbaachisu baasee of harka galfachuuf dandeettii kan qabu tahuu hawaasa addunyaa hubachiiisuu barbaada.

Wareegamtooti bilisummaa Oromoo bara baraan yaadatamu!

Injifannoo Ummata Oromoof!

Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Foreign Policy In Focus: Deafening Silence from Ethiopia:The Ethiopian government is cracking down on journalists and NGOs. Where’s the outrage from the international community? April 13, 2016

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Deafening Silence from Ethiopia


Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. And with the protests now in their fifth month, there is an almost complete information blackout.

A teacher arrested in December told me, “In Oromia the world doesn’t know what happens for months, years or ever. No one ever comes to speak to us, and we don’t know where to find those who will listen to our stories.”

Part of the problem is the government’s draconian restrictions on news reporting, human rights monitoring, and access to information imposed over the past decade. But restrictions have worsened in the last month. Some social media sites have been blocked, and in early March security officials detained two international journalists overnight while they were trying to report on the protests. As one foreign diplomat told me, “It’s like a black hole, we have no idea what is happening. We get very little credible information.”

With difficulty, Human Rights Watch interviewed nearly 100 protesters. They described security forces firing randomly into crowds, children as young as nine being arrested, and Oromo students being tortured in detention. But the Ethiopian media aren’t telling these stories. It’s not their fault. Ethiopian journalists have to choose between self-censorship, prison, or exile. Ethiopia is one of the leading jailers of journalists on the continent. In 2014 at least 30 journalists fled the country and six independent publications closed down. The government intimidates and harasses printers, distributors, and sources.

International journalists also face challenges. Some do not even try to go because of the personal risks for them, their translators, and their sources. And when they do go, many Ethiopians fear speaking out against government policies—there are plenty of cases of people being arrested after being interviewed.

Diaspora-run television stations have helped fill the gap, including the U.S.-based Oromia Media Network (OMN). Many students in Oromia told me that OMN was one way they were able to learn what was happening in other parts of the region during the protests. But since OMN began broadcasting in March 2014 it has been jammed 15 times for varying periods. Radio broadcasts are also jammed–as international broadcasters like Voice of America and Deutsche Welle have experienced intermittently for years.

In December OMN began transmitting on a satellite that is virtually impenetrable to jamming. But security forces then began destroying private satellite dishes on people’s homes. Eventually the government applied pressure on the satellite company to drop OMN, which has now been off the air for over two months.

Social media has partially helped fill the information gap. Photos of injured students and videos of protests have been posted to Facebook, particularly in the early days of the protests. But in some locations the authorities have targeted people who filmed the protests on their phones. At various times in the last month, there have been reports of social media and file-sharing sites being blocked in Oromia, including Facebook, Twitter, and Dropbox. Website-blocking has been documented before – in 2013, at least 37 websites with information from Ethiopia were blocked. Most of the sites were operated by Ethiopians in the diaspora.

Independent non-governmental organizations that might be reporting what is happening face similar restrictions. The government’s Charities and Societies Proclamation of 2009 virtually gutted domestic nongovernmental organizations that work on human rights issues. The independent Human Rights Council released a report on the protests in March. It was a breath of fresh air, but the council released it at great risk. As the first report from Ethiopian civil society on an issue of great political significance, it was a damning indictment of the limits of freedom of expression in Africa’s second-largest country, with a population of 100 million.

The government may believe that by strangling the flow of information coming out of Oromia it can limit international concern and pressure. And so far the response from countries that support Ethiopia’s development has been muted. The deaths of hundreds, including many children, have largely escaped condemnation.

Yet the government’s brutally repressive tactics cannot be contained behind Ethiopia’s information firewall for long. The sooner the government recognizes this and acts to stop the mass arrests and excessive use of force, the better the outlook for the government and the affected communities.

The government—with the assistance of its allies and partners—needs to support an independent investigation of the events in Oromia, commit to accountability and justice for the victims, and start dismantling the legislative and security apparatus that has made Ethiopia one of the most hostile places for free expression on the continent. What’s happening in Oromia has long-term implications for Ethiopia’s stability and economic progress, and Ethiopians and the world need to know what is happening.

Felix Horne is the Ethiopia researcher at Human Rights Watch.


 

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

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Africa Land Post: Twitter, WhatsApp offline in Ethiopia’s Oromia State April 12, 2016

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INTERNET messaging applications such as WhatsApp haven’t worked for more than a month in parts of Ethiopia that include Oromia region, which recently suffered fatal protests, according to local users.

Smartphone owners haven’t been able to access services including Facebook Messenger and Twitter on the state-owned monopoly Ethio Telecom’s connection, Seyoum Teshome, a university lecturer, said by phone from Woliso, about 115 kilometers (71.5 miles) southwest of the capital, Addis Ababa.

“All are not working here for more than one month,” said Seyoum, who teaches at Ambo University’s Woliso campus. “The blackout is targeted at mobile data connections.”

A spokesman for Twitter Inc. declined to comment on the issue when e-mailed by Bloomberg on Monday. Facebook Inc., which bought WhatsApp Inc. in 2014, didn’t respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

Protests that began in November in Oromia over perceived economic and political marginalisation of Ethiopia’s most populous ethnic group led to a crackdown in which security forces allegedly shot dead as many as 266 demonstrators, according to a March report by the Kenya-based Ethiopia Human Rights Project.

The government has said that many people died, including security officers, without giving a toll. One social-media activist, U.S.-based Jawar Mohammed, disseminated information and footage from protests to his more than 500,000 followers on Facebook.

No explanation
Restricting access isn’t a policy and may be because of “erratic” connections, according to government spokesman Getachew Reda. “We have not yet found any explanation,” he said by phone from Addis Ababa on Monday.

The government has the technology to “control” the messaging applications, the Addis Ababa-based Capital newspaper reported on April 10, citing Andualem Admassie, Ethio Telecom’s chief executive officer. Andualem didn’t answer two calls to his mobile phone seeking comment.

Hawassa city in Ethiopia’s southern region has suffered similar difficulties in accessing applications for more than a month, said Seyoum Hameso, an economics lecturer at the University of East London. “We couldn’t communicate with relatives,” he said in an e-mailed response to questions on Monday.


Twitter, WhatsApp offline in Ethiopia’s Oromia region

 

Economics: Traditional & Behavioural: System Thinking 1 &2 April 12, 2016

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Traditional economics views humans as robotic machines who make calculated decisions based on logic. In contrast, behavioural economics views humans as irrational and emotional beings who are influenced by biases and experience when making decisions. This infographic takes a closer look at just what behavioural economics is and how it can be used.

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Oromo TV: OFC-ISG Birhanu Lenjiso lecturing on Land grab in Oromia (Ethiopia). #OromoProtests April 12, 2016

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PAFD (NE Africa): Resolution of the Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy’s Public Meeting on 9th of April, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main Germany April 11, 2016

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 PAFD Public Meeting on 9th of April, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main Germany
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Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) public meeting hosted by Oromo Student Union and Ogaden Community in Germany was held on 9th of April 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
It was attended by two Executive committee members of PAFD, human rights advocators, invited guests, Veteran members of successful liberation movement, representatives of youths and Women and generally by the peoples and nations of member organisations of PAFD.
On this meeting, paper was presented by the officials of PAFD on the current political situation in the Horn of Africa with special emphasis on Ethiopia. The objectives of the PAFD were also explained. The atrocious nature of EPRDF across the empire, images and videos of the ongoing protest and public resistance from Oromia have been presented. Artists have entertained with cultural music in between discussions.
Member Communities and other peace loving friends in Germany all gathered on this occasion have expressed their unflinching  support and solidarity for the Alliance. They noted that the oppressed peoples in Ethiopia have now reached a tipping point where the outcry of the peoples under Occupation of the Ethiopian regime cannot be ignored any more.
After thorough discussions and comments on the presentations during the meeting the participants continued discussions on the various issues. Finally the participants concluded the meeting upon passing political resolution.

The Political Resolution of this public meeting in Germany: –

  1. Hereby in unison we convey our unflinching support for PAFD in its struggle against the TPLF/EPRDF-led Ethiopian regime, to regain the legitimate national right for the Nations and peoples. We also appreciate the outcome of PAFD congress that brought member organisations under one umbrella leadership to forge stronger bond of unity among member organisations which allowed them to strengthen their combined effort on diplomatic, political and armed struggle against TPLF. The participants of the meeting also summoned all nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia to create a firm ground for a unity of purpose and mutual respect. In the last twenty plus years TPLF/EPRDF has been tactically engaged in instigation of ethnic discord. We call up on our peoples to be aware of “divide and rule” colonial principle and resolve their conflict in a manner they used to live in it.
  2. The Ethiopian government is currently playing a destructive and destabilizing role in the Horn of Africa in general and on the peoples under its rule in particular. The Dictatorial regime run by the TPLF is currently using every means at its disposal to silence the quest of people for justice. Freedom of press, civil Societies and independent judiciary are non-existence in this country. The Regular army and Agazi militias are using brute force against innocent Oromo protesters with complete impunity; extra-judicial executions, enforced disappearances, arbitrary mass detentions and harsh prison terms under dubious laws are practiced beyond imagination. People are evicted from their ancestral land under the pretext of “Development” and “master plans”. We strongly condemn such belligerent act of Ethiopian regime.
  3. The partnership of EU with Ethiopia is aimed to bring a political environment guaranteeing peace, security and stability, which are the solid ground for sustainable economic policies and developments. Respect of human right violations, sustained economic growth, developing the private sector, increasing employment, good governance and etc. are the main witness and visible criterion for the objective of the partnership. Concerning the current Tigryan Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) led regime of Ethiopia, there is massive evidence, which demonstrates beyond any doubt that the government is intensifying the persecution of Ogadeni, Oromo, Sidama, Gambella, Benishangul and other nations and nationalities in the empire. We appeal to the international communities in general and EU to implement ACP-EU agreement and its resolution passed on 21st January 2016.
  4. The public meeting appreciated Resolution of EU, Concerns of some democratic governments and honours Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human rights League Horn of Africa, Oromia Support Group, Ethiopian Human Rights Council and International Commission of Jurists for their principled and responsible activities in exposing the atrocities of TPLF government behind the curtail. Although the effort of these humanitarian organisations are limited to exposure, as it ought to be as a matter of rule, the participants of this public meeting values this contribution to be immense in bridling the militant and aggressive nature of the TPLF regime.
  5. It is clear that the EPRDF force’s violent manoeuvre is intensifying from day to day. People are being denied to lead peaceful life. Such deplorable act has to be unequivocally condemned by all peace-loving forces. Therefore, we call upon all peoples in the empire of Ethiopia to join us in the struggle against the EPRDF regime.
  6. We also call USA, EU and AU to refrain themselves on current deal with TPLF’s regime about the Oromo protest behind the curtail without the consent of peoples in Ethiopia and particularly in this case the Oromos.

Peace and justice shall prevail!

Frankfurt, Germany

9 Apri 2016

Illicit financial outflows from Ethiopia: Migrant Workers Find $356,246 In Chinese Airport, Return Cash Back To Owners: Three Woyane (TPLF) travelers claimed the lost money. It was wrapped up with Ethiopian Airlines official bag April 11, 2016

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Three Woyane travelers claimed the lost money. It was wrapped up with Ethiopian Airlines official bag

(National Helm) — Two Chinese migrant workers found $356,246 cash in airport and returned it to three travelers from‪ Ethiopia. The migrant workers who were working on a construction project in southern China‬‘s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Friday found a white paper bag containing bulks of US dollar bills unattended.

The workers reported the situation to the police and later on met three Ethiopian travelers who came to claim the lost. The migrant workers’ move won lots of praises after the story went viral.


 

http://www.nationalhelm.net/2016/04/migrant-workers-find-356246-in-chinese.html


 

IPS: Ethiopia’s (Fascist TPLF) Smoldering Oromo. #OromoProtests April 11, 2016

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Odaa OromooNo To Fascist TPLF Ethiopia's genocidal militarism and mass killings in Oromia, Ethiopia#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in Ethiopiaagazi-fascist-tplf-ethiopias-forces-attacking-unarmed-and-peaceful-oromoprotests-in-baabichaa-town-central-oromia-w-shawa-december-10-20151Abay Tsehaye TPLF fascist mass killerTigrean Neftengna's land grabbing and the Addis Ababa Master plan for Oormo genocide


 

 

Ethiopia’s Smoldering Oromo


 By James Jeffrey, Inter Press Service, April 11, 2016

 

The Ethiopian government’s most serious domestic political crisis in more than a decade began over a scruffy football field appropriated by local officials for development.

After students responded by taking to the streets of Ginchi, a small town 80km from the capital, Addis Ababa, their protest was quickly quelled. But a spark had been lit for what has turned into an outpouring of grievances by the Oromo—Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, accounting for about a third of the country’s 95 million population.

As protests spread, they ostensibly focused on a plan to expand the Ethiopian capital’s city limits into Oromia—the largest of the federal republic’s nine regional states and two city states—which encircles Addis Ababa.

Land in Ethiopia—all of which is government owned—has become an increasingly contentious issue as Ethiopia has opened up to the world, reflecting a worldwide trend particularly effecting developing countries such as Ethiopia.

Globally, investors are increasingly looking to investments not linked to volatile equities and bonds: other countries’ land. And few have attracted as much attention as Ethiopia, with its lowlands watered by the tributaries of the Blue Nile, a particularly bountiful draw.

The Ethiopian government has been on the front foot and quick to respond to such interest, and since around 2009 has leased about 2.5 million hectares to more than 50 foreign investors, from the likes of India, Turkey, Pakistan, China, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

The so-called Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan was seen as fitting a disturbing trend by the Oromo—many of whom are smallholder farmers—and they weren’t having any more of it. Ethiopia’s security forces are well equipped to deal with protests and unrest, although such has been the scale of the Oromo protests that security forces have been stretched. But even after the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation—the regional arm of the Ethiopian government—shelved the plan, a government back down described as historic by many, protests continued.

“The widespread, sustained and recurring protests are clear messages of no confidence by a young and restless segment of the population which is driven by a feeling of marginalization,” stated a February editorial in Addis Ababa-based Fortune newspaper.

Many observers in Ethiopia, local and foreigners alike, note that although protests have taken an ethnic-based identity and focused on land, other deeper issues behind them—corruption, unfair elections, political and socioeconomic marginalisation—are familiar to many disenchanted Ethiopian voters.

Numbers of those killed since November given by international rights organisations, activists and observers range from 80 to 250-plus.

Some Addis Ababa residents suggest such numbers are preferable to even higher numbers if the government lost control of a situation that could, they argue, spiral into anarchy.

For against the narrative of a typically brutal Ethiopian government crackdown that brooks no dissent, there have been reports of looting, and organised armed gangs attacking foreign-owned factories, and private and governmental buildings. Even churches were damaged during a particularly violent flare up in the south in February.

Ethiopian citizens had a right to question the master plan but protests were hijacked by people looking to incite violence, according to Getachew Reda, a government spokesperson.

“You shouldn’t define a largely peaceful movement by this,” says a security analyst who focuses on Ethiopia for an Africa-based research organisation.

Despite February’s trouble in the south, many observers in Ethiopia say the majority of protests were peaceful, involving Oromo from across the demographic spectrum airing widely held grievances.

“It is also about competent government structure,” says Daniel Berhane, a prominent Addis Ababa-based political blogger, covering Ethiopia for the website Horn Affairs. “You have got ministries next door to each other not talking, and at every level—regional, zone or district—governmental staff arguing about who is responsible while criticising each other.”

“People have a perception of lack of competence in governance on the ground,” Daniel adds.

The government heeded the call of the people, according to Getachew, and observers say the government deserves credit for listening about the master plan.

But, more importantly, these same observers add, the government must allow Ethiopians to exercise their constitutional right to protest, and handle events in a way that does not escalate.

Protests have often resulted in deployment of military forces to support federal police, both regularly accused of ruthless suppression, with the perceived unaccountability of Ethiopia’s security forces added to the list of grievances, the analyst says.

There have even been reports of police taking head shots and shooting people in the back. But such alleged actions by police in remote locations, with backup often hundreds of miles away, defy logic as they would result in such a ferocious backlash by the local populace, according to a foreign politico in Addis Ababa.

This individual also suggested that some local militia, ostensibly part of state security but who sided with protestors and turned against federal forces, fired from behind women and children at police. Numbers of state security forces killed haven’t been released.

Nevertheless, shooting at protesters, as well as arbitrary arrests, especially of students—who initially formed the body of protests—have a long track record in Ethiopia, preceding this government back to during the brutal military dictatorship that ruled between 1974 and 1991.

Many who fled that period now compose part of the large Ethiopian diaspora, with the government claiming foreign-based opposition bolstered by US-based social media activists is manipulating the situation to its own ends.

“The diaspora magnifies news of what is happening, yes, but no matter how much it agitates it cannot direct at village level in Ethiopia—this is about dissatisfaction,” says Jawar Mohammed, executive director of US-based broadcaster Oromia Media Network, strongly criticised by the government and some non-government observers for fomenting conflict.

Imprisonment of leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, Oromia’s largest legally registered political party, along with thousands of other Oromo political prisoners, makes negotiating a lasting solution a tall order, Jawar says.

Governance in today’s Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia—to use its full title—exhibits an inherent tension.

A decentralised system of ethnic federalism jars with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front ruling party’s authoritarian one-party developmental state style of leadership, similar to China’s.

“The political space has increasingly narrowed, becoming uneven, non-competitive and unwelcoming…contrary to the diversity of desires and interests in Ethiopian society,” states the same editorial.

It is a long way from the heady hopeful days of Ethiopia’s new federal constitution after the overthrow of the military dictatorship in 1991.

“The ruling government is a victim of its own success—the constitution it developed made promises and people trusted the EPRDF,” the analyst says. “Now people are demanding those rights and the government is responding with bullets and violence.”

The analyst acknowledges the government deserves credit for creating a constitution that is the best fit for an ethnically diverse country like Ethiopia, and for expanding basic services, infrastructure, respecting different cultural and ethnic identities, and better integrating Ethiopia’s large Muslim population.

But, the analyst adds, this federal constitution espouses a liberal philosophy that the government appears unable to reconcile with its decision-making processes.

The government’s hitherto successful job of holding together this particularly heterogeneous federation is not about to crumble tomorrow, observers note.

But things may get worse before they get better, unless underlying sources of friction and frustration are addressed.

The government has since acknowledged there was insufficient consultation with those likely to be effected by the master plan.

And during his latest six-monthly performance report to Parliament in March, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn apologised to those who lost family members during protests, while the government has suggested there will be investigations into allegations of police brutality.

What is happening in Ethiopia could be a foretaste of what is to come elsewhere, as forces of global markets—including a growing global urban population in more developed nations that eats more than it farms—clash with indigenous desires to protect historical homelands.

“A fundamental tenet of the ruling party at its creation was its social democratic focus on farmers, who still make up 80 per cent of the country,” Daniel says. “It cannot suddenly become capitalist.”

http://www.globalissues.org/news/2016/04/11/21991

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