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Oromia: Struggle Towards a Peaceful Sociopolitical Transformation in Ethiopia: Bekele Gerba as one of the Leading Icons February 14, 2016

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Bekele Gerba translated Martin Luther King’s book  ‘I HAVE A DREAM’  into Oromo language while he was in prison.

Bekele Gerba translated Martin Luther King’s book  ‘I HAVE A DREAM’  into Oromo language while he was in prison.

 

The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) led government of Ethiopia is portraying Bekele Gerba as a violent man and charging him with instigating violence. Ordinary people are characterizing him as a compassionate, kind and a caring teacher, a professor and a humble political prisoner. Some people take it further and think Gerba acquired his political philosophy from the great leaders of our recent past such as Gandhi of India, Martin Luther King of America and Nelson Mandela of South Africa. If that is the case, inspired by those renowned leaders Gerba is humbly facing humiliation. In reality, who is Bekele Gerba?

Bekele Gerba is a deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC). In my short personal conversation with him, I found him to be a good listener, humble, compassionate and forgiving. I agree with the view of those who say that he has been influenced by the principles of Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.  In addition, as a school teacher and professor he might have been influenced by Paulo Freire’s teaching facilitating students “learn to read the word and the world”.  He has a strong character and compassion for a peaceful mass movement. At one point he said “promoting a peaceful movement is not the path that scary leaders choose to prevent personal risks, it is a strategy they follow to humbly accept personal humiliation and reduce harm to the public[2]”.
Bekele gerba speaks

 

In Gerba’s mind, the principles of Gandhi, King and Mandela are not foreign ideas to him and to the Oromo people; they are indeed consistent with the Oromo principles of nagaa (peace) and (Gada) democratic system of governance which are enshrined in the Oromo culture. He believes that only a peaceful mass movement can guarantee real change and sustain building a democratic society in Ethiopia. In Gebra’s mind and heart, violence has no place. In several interviews, he repeatedly and emphatically noted that even those who are involved in the killing and those who are ordering the killings and imprisonment knew that they are wrong and in the backs of their mind they feel guilty.  He believes such self-righteous individuals will realize their wrongs and gradually join the peaceful mass movement.

The first time I heard the name of Bekele Gerba was when a friend forwarded me his powerful speech that he made on the 2010 election debate.  His speech was thoughtful and articulate.  He is a linguist and his language skills have given him the tools needed to articulate the aspirations of the Oromo people.  In many parts of the world having individuals who are thoughtful and articulate is desirable and such individuals are usually respected and rewarded. However, things are different in the eyes of the Ethiopian government officials.

Like many other dictators, the TPLF- led Ethiopian government sees human rights activists as “the enemy”. Soon after Bekele Gerba met the Amnesty International research team, the Ethiopian security forces charged him for crimes he never committed and threw him into jail. TPLF officials fear him not because he is a violent person or conspiring to promote violence, but because he is thoughtful and articulate.  The Ethiopian government’s concern is that he can articulate the demands and the aspirations of the Oromo people to the Amnesty International research team.  For that the TPLF officials fabricated a dramatic type of crime and sent him to jail. He was released from prison in 2015 after serving four years.

In 2015, the Oromo Studies Association (OSA invited Bekele Gerba (an Oromo) and John Markakis (a Greece-American) to be two keynote speakers. OSA always encourages diverse perspectives and views (because no one has a monopoly on knowledge) to be presented at its annual conferences. Bekele was a university professor before he was imprisoned. Before that he was a school teacher.  His lived experiences, and career as a school teacher, university professor, politician and then political prisoner have given him a wide range of perspectives. He was therefore an excellent candidate to be invited by the OSA as one of the keynote speakers.   When I learned he was to be one of the OSA’s keynote speakers, on the one hand I was happy that I was going to be able to hear his first hand presentation.  On the other hand, I was concerned because many Oromo intellectuals are leaving the country and I wanted him to stay in Oromia to provide the leadership. My reason is I knew one of the motives of the TPLF government is to deny the Oromo people all forms of leaderships.

I know that Bekele Gerba has spent four years in prison for a crime he never committed.   I know he clearly understands the social problems that afflict the Oromo people and the causes of those problems. I also know he has met hundreds of Oromo prisoners who are languishing in Ethiopian prisons “because they are Oromo”. He knows that thousands more of Oromo men and women who are languishing in several prisons “because they are Oromo”.  Therefore, in my mind I pictured him asssumured in my mind assumeman. ee social conditions in which the Oromo people live. ( from “ pictured him….” to the end is a mess. Better fix it!) He meet thousands  an angry man.  However, when I met him and talked to him he did not look like an angry man. He was not angry at those who imprisoned him. It is not that he was not hurt. Indeed, he was deeply hurt. Yet, he overcame the pain he went through and chose to forgive those who subjected him to pain. When I clearly understood his deep commitment to a peaceful mass movement and his forgiveness to those who imprisoned him, I was deeply touched. As Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for the US president, once said “forgiveness is a way of opening up the doors again and moving forward, whether it’s a personal life or a national life” I realized the motive of Gerba to forgive is to move forward. I am deeply touched by this.

Let me tell you why I am deeply touched. When I was writing my Ph.D dissertation I was interested in human rights and public health. Therefore, it was natural to associate with students who geared their research interests to peaceful social movements such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King. At that time a friend who was focusing on Gandhi’s philosophy organized a research conference and invited me to present a paper. I presented a paper on Famine and Human Rights in Oromia. In the paper I explored the ways human rights violations perpetuated by consecutive Ethiopian regimes were contributing to cause famine. One of the audience members knew the situation that I was talking about and asked me if Gandhi type leaders need to be born in Ethiopia. I answered the question saying “thousands of Gandhi types of leaders are being born every year, but the social conditions of Ethiopia do not allow them grow. If Gandhi was born in Ethiopia, he would have been killed while he was still young”.  I further elaborated saying “although the British colonial rulers and the US slave holders were brutal, the system allowed many British and US citizens to be guided by a sense of “ethics”. Such a system allowed diversity within the dominant group of citizens and for this reason some of the members of the dominant group sympathized with the causes of those who were marginalized. However, the Ethiopian system does not allow diverse opinions to flourish.  Abyssinians like Wallelign Mekonnen who are inclined to promote social justice for the oppressed people are killed and such killing has suppressed others.  Oromo elites who tried to develop inclusive politics- like Haile Fida- and who tried to reform the Ethiopian Empire could not survive long.  Consistent with Newton’s law of motion that states “to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” and many Oromo leaders who came after Fida chose to focus on organizing the Oromo people.   I was convinced that in such political conditions Gandhi and Martin Luther King types of leaders and inclusive leaders could not grow to be national figures.

When I talked to Bekele Gerba and listened to his interviews, I started to question my own assumptions. Clearly he has successfully overcome the challenges that I identified above and developed a deep commitment to a peaceful mass movement and inclusive politics. The question I had in my mind at that time was, would the Ethiopian government allow such a thoughtful individual who fully adheres inclusive politics (diversity, equity and self-rule on one hand and unity on the other.

In December 2015, the Ethiopian government arrested Bekele Gerba again. When I heard the news, it reconfirmed my view about the system. Professor Merera Gudina rightfully characterized the ways the TPLF leadership thinks and functions when he said “although the TPLF has left the jungle behind, the jungle did not leave them behind.” The TPLF leadership needs to walk up and move away from the violent mindset that was instrumental to them when they were in the jungle. Leading a country with a population of a hundred million and leading a guerilla force are quite different things. They need to realize they are heading the second most popular and linguistically the most diverse empire or federal state in Africa.  They need to understand they are heading a country where the headquarters of the African Union is located and hundreds of diplomats stationed. They need to realize that the rule of law of the jungle is unsustainable.

The TPLF leadership need to understand Newton’s law of motion that states “to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Imprisoning Bekele Gerba and his colleagues does not silence the voice of the Oromo people who are demanding social justice, human rights and rule of law.  The voices that the Oromo people clearly and loudly spoke, from the North to South, and East to West in the last three months has delivered a clear message: “we do not allow any forms of injustice”. Consistent with Newton’s law of motion, as the TPLF oppress the Oromo people, evict them from their land, imprison and kill their children, the voices of the people demands for social reform and structural changes will dramatically increase. The TPLF leaders need individuals like Gerba and his colleagues who can be instrumental in facilitating smooth political change and lead social transformation in the country.

Gerba and his colleagues are the beloved sons and daughters of Oromo people and they want them free.  Certainly, Gerba and his colleagues are in a better position to secure not only the Oromo children but also, the Tigray children and others. Having said this, let me leave my note with the quote below and encourage the TPLF leadership to reevaluate their framework of thinking, free all political prisoners and join the peaceful march led by Gerba and his colleagues.

Today, I see thousands of Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, and Nelson Mandelas marching forward and calling on us. The boys and girls [i.e. Gerba & others] have joined. I have joined in. We ask you [the TPLF leadership] to join, too.

Kailash Satyarthi

Begna F. Dugassa, Ph.D.


[1] Begna Dugassa, Ph.D., promotes human rights and health. He researches and writes in human rights and public health.  His recent work is published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine in February 2016. The title of the article: Free Media as the Social Determinants of Health: The Case of Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia.
[2] Translation is mine.

Journey of a G-Wave: What are gravitational waves? February 14, 2016

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Gravitational waves: breakthrough discovery after a century of expectation
Scientists announce discovery of clear gravitational wave signal, ripples in spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein

Tim Radford, The Guardian, 12 February 2016

Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.

“We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo), at a press conference in Washington.

The announcement is the climax of a century of speculation, 50 years of trial and error, and 25 years perfecting a set of instruments so sensitive they could identify a distortion in spacetime a thousandth the diameter of one atomic nucleus across a 4km strip of laserbeam and mirror.

The phenomenon detected was the collision of two black holes. Using the world’s most sophisticated detector, the scientists listened for 20 thousandths of a second as the two giant black holes, one 35 times the mass of the sun, the other slightly smaller, circled around each other.

At the beginning of the signal, their calculations told them how stars perish: the two objects had begun by circling each other 30 times a second. By the end of the 20 millisecond snatch of data, the two had accelerated to 250 times a second before the final collision and a dark, violent merger.

The observation signals the opening of a new window on to the universe.
Why discovering gravitational waves changes everything
“This is transformational,” said Prof Alberto Vecchio, of the University of Birmingham, and one of the researchers at Ligo. “We have observed the universe through light so far. But we can only see part of what happens in the universe. Gravitational waves carry completely different information about phenomena in the universe. So we have opened a new way of listening to a broadcasting channel which will allow us to discover phenomena we have never seen before,” he said.

 

“This observation is truly incredible science and marks three milestones for physics: the direct detection of gravitational waves, the first detection of a binary black hole, and the most convincing evidence to date that nature’s black holes are the objects predicted by Einstein’s theory.”

The scientists detected their cataclysmic event using an instrument so sensitive it could detect a change in the distance between the solar system and the nearest star four light years away to the thickness of a human hair.

And they did so within weeks of turning on their new, upgraded instrument: it took just 20 milliseconds to catch the merger of two black holes, at a distance of 1.3 billion light years, somewhere beyond the Large Magellanic Cloud in the southern hemisphere sky, but it then took months of meticulous checking of the signal against all the complex computer simulations of black hole collision to make sure the evidence matched the theoretical template.

The detector was switched off in January for a further upgrade: astronomers still have to decipher months of material collected in the interval. But – given half a century of frustration in the search for gravitational waves – what they found exceeded expectation: suddenly, in the mutual collapse of two black holes, they could eavesdrop on the violence of the universe.

Prof B S Sathyaprakash, from Cardiff University’s school of physics and astronomy, said: “The shock would have released more energy than the light from all the stars in the universe for that brief instant. The fusion of two black holes which created this event had been predicted but never observed.”
The finding completed the scientific arc of prediction, discovery and confirmation: first they calculated what they should be able to detect, then decided what the evidence should look like, and then devised the experiment that clinched the matter. Which is why on Thursday scientists around the world were able to hail the announcement as yet another confirmation of their “standard model” of the cosmos, and the beginning of a new era of discovery.

Astronomers have already exploited visible light, the infrared and ultraviolet, radio waves, x-rays and even gamma-rays in their attempt to understand the mechanics of stars, the evolution of the galaxies and the expansion of the universe from an initial big bang 13.8bn years ago.

 

Thursday’s announcement was the unequivocal first detection ever of gravity waves. The hope is that gravity wave astronomy could start to answer questions not just about the life of stars but their deaths as well: death by collision, death in a black hole, death in some rare stellar catastrophe so fierce that, for a few thousandths of a second, the blast is the brightest thing in the universe.

Even before the Ligo detectors in two US states reopened for business late last year, researchers were confident that a detection would follow swiftly. The announcement came after months of speculation, and decades of theoretical and practical work by an international network of more than a thousand scientists and engineers in Britain, Europe, the US and around the world.

Professor Kip Thorne, of the California Institute of Technology, and one of the founding fathers of Ligo, said that until now, astronomers had looked at the universe as if on a calm sea. All of that had changed.

“The colliding black holes that produced these gravitational waves created a violent storm in the fabric of space and time, a storm in which time speeded up and slowed down, and speeded up again, a storm in which the shape of space was bent in this way and that way,” he said.

Prof Neil Turok, director the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics at Waterloo in Canada, and a former research colleague of Prof Stephen Hawking, called the discovery “the real deal, one of those breakthrough moments in science”.
Not only had the detector picked up the collision of two enormous black holes across a distance of almost a billion light years of space, it recorded the distinctive “chirp” as the two spiralled towards each other.

The discovery, he said, completes a scientific arc of wonder that began 200 years ago, when the great British scientist Michael Faraday began to puzzle about how action was transmitted across the distance of space; how the sun pulled the Earth around. If the sun moved 10 yards, very suddenly, would the Earth feel the difference?

He reasoned that something must cross space to transmit the force of gravity. Faraday’s reasoning inspired the great British mathematician James Clerk Maxwell to think about how an electric force travelled, and arrive at an understanding of light and a prediction of radio waves.

“Einstein, when he came to write down his theory of gravity, his two heroes were Faraday and Maxwell,” said Turok. “He tried to write down laws of the gravitational field and he wasn’t in the least surprised to discover that his predictions had waves, gravitational waves.”

 

The Ligo discovery signals a new era in astronomy, he said.

“Just think of radio waves, when radio waves were discovered we learned to communicate with them. Mobile communication is entirely reliant on radio waves. For astronomy, radio observations have probably told us more than anything else about the structure of the universe. Now we have gravitational waves we are going to have a whole new picture of the universe, of the stuff that doesn’t emit light – dark matter, black holes,” he said.

“For me the most exciting thing is we will literally be able to see the big bang. Using electromagnetic waves we cannot see further back than 400,000 years after the big bang. The early universe was opaque to light. It is not opaque to gravitational waves. It is completely transparent.

“So literally, by gathering gravitational waves we will be able to see exactly what happened at the initial singularity. The most weird and wonderful prediction of Einstein’s theory was that everything came out of a single event: the big bang singularity. And we will be able to see what happened.”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/gravitational-waves-discovery-hailed-as-breakthrough-of-the-century


 

 

http://www.scmp.com/video/world/1912278/what-are-gravitational-waves

 

http://www.vox.com/2016/2/13/10981548/gravitational-waves-significance

 

Oromia: #OromoProtests: Gabaasa Fincila Xumura Garbummaa (FXG) Oromiyaa 2016 February 14, 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 picture1


 

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……………



 

Gabaasa FDG Oromiyaa Sadaasa (N0vember) 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….   Bara 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………… 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.Death toll climbs as #OromoProtests still rage in Oromia state ( Ethiopia); schools remain closed. As of 30 january 2016. Fascist Ethiopian regime conducts genocide against Oromo people.

UNPO: Oromo: Ethiopian Government Resumes Oppression of Protesters

UNPO: Oromo: Ethiopian Government Resumes Oppression of Protesters


 “Every social injustice is not only cruel, but causes economic waste and generational loss. Equality, free expression, justice, peace, and freedom are key for the generation’s continuation and for changing the world.”

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/02/keeping-up-the-fight/?#_=_

 

#OromoProtests (Oromia):More to be done by the international community to stop the continuing violations of human rights in Ethiopia

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/oromoprotests-oromiamore-to-be-done-by-the-international-community-to-stop-the-continuing-violations-of-human-rights-in-ethiopia/


 

Unrest in Ethiopia: the ultimate warning shot?

The culture of power is one of centralisation. But real federalism couldn’t be beyond reach. Oromya shows that it is becoming an absolute requirement.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/ren-lefort/unrest-in-ethiopia-ultimate-warning-shot


U.S. Senators request Sec. Kerry for full review of the situation in Ethiopia to protect innocent Oromo civilians

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n a letter written to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry [equivalent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs], U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (both from the State of Minnesota) requested Sec. Kerry for a full review of the situation in Ethiopia in order for the U.S. Congress to take “immediate actions” to protect innocent Oromo civilians in Ethiopia. The full 2-page letter is attached below.

http://www.Gadaa.com


 

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

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


 

 

Will Expressing Concern Prevent State-Led Mass Murder in Oromia, Ethiopia?

Will Expressing Concern Prevent State-Led Mass Murder in Oromia, Ethiopia?

 


 

#OROMOPROTESTS: THE US REMAINS VIGILANT, REQUESTS “TRANSPARENT AND SHARED” INVESTIGATION

At Least 17 Oromo Children Killed by Authorities in Ethiopia Land Protests

17 Oromo Children Killed by Authorities in Ethiopia Land Protests

Oromo: UNPO: Civil Society and International Bodies Condemn Violence

Oromo: UNPO: Civil Society and International Bodies Condemn Violence


 

OROMIA: OROMO PROTESTS: MARKING THE NEXT ETHIOPIAN POLITICAL CHAPTER

OROMIA: OROMO PROTESTS: MARKING THE NEXT ETHIOPIAN POLITICAL CHAPTER

 

Oromia (#OromoProtests): VOA: Ethiopia Boundary Dispute Puts Human Rights Violations in Spotlight

Oromia (#OromoProtests): VOA: Ethiopia Boundary Dispute Puts Human Rights Violations in Spotlight

 


 

Foreign Policy In Focus: Ethiopia’s Invisible Crisis. #OromoProtests January 23, 2016

Foreign Policy In Focus: Ethiopia’s Invisible Crisis. #OromoProtests

Foreign Policy In Focus: Ethiopia’s Invisible Crisis. #OromoProtests


 

UN experts urge Ethiopia to halt violent crackdown on Oromia protesters, ensure accountability for abuses January 21, 2016

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/un-experts-urge-ethiopia-to-halt-violent-crackdown-on-oromia-protesters-ensure-accountability-for-abuses/


European Parliament adopts 19-point resolution on the human rights situation in Oromia/ Ethiopia January 21, 2016

European Parliament adopts 19-point resolution on the human rights situation in Oromia/ Ethiopia

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

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ethiopia (2016/2520(RSP)). European Union strongly condemns the mass killings in Oromia. January 19, 2016

 

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ethiopia (2016/2520(RSP)). European Union strongly condemns the mass killings in Oromia.


IBTimes: Addis Ababa master plan: Oromo protesters claim Liyu police killed 27 after government scraps plan January 20, 2016

IBTimes: Addis Ababa master plan: Oromo protesters claim Liyu police killed 27 after government scraps plan


 

In Ethiopia, anger over corruption and farmland development runs deep
Despite the government ending plans to build on Oromo land around the capital, clashes continue, as lack of transparency and maladministration fuel dissentWilliam Davison, The Guardian, Global Development, 18 January 2016 https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/oromia-in-ethiopia-anger-over-corruption-and-farmland-development-runs-deep-oromoprotests/

Appeal of Oromo Student’s Union (OSU) to International Community

February 10, 2016, Finfinne (Addis Ababa), Ethiopia

QeerrooTo:

  • Multinational organizations (UN, EU, AU, and others)
  • Countries supporting the Ethiopian regime in the name of development, peace and security, education, science and technology (USA, European countries, Canada, Australia, and others)
  • Human rights organizations (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa, and others)
  • Oromo political organizations
  • Oromo studies Association (OSA)
  • Oromo community organizations all over the world and all other concerned bodies

We members of Oromo Student’s Union (OSU) appeal to the international community that we are currently living under difficult conditions. It is evident that the Ethiopian regime is committing genocidal crime on the Oromo people in general and the Oromo students in particular by deploying its military and police force and terrorizing us for peacefully protesting demanding our rights asking the legitimate and rightful questions of our people. Our questions are the questions of our people. Our demands are the demands of our people. Our demands can be divided into two major categories:

  1. Basic human rights must be respected. While the Oromo constitute the majority of the Ethiopian population, Oromia constitute the largest territory, and the region is the economic backbone of Ethiopia, the Oromo people have been marginalized in every arena. Over the past 24 years the Oromo people do not have proportional power and economic share in the country and have been ruled under the EPRDF which in essence is maneuvered and completely controlled by the TPLF party. Since the mass base of the TPLF/EPRDF is the minority Tigrean population, it has been in constant conflict with the Oromo people in Oromia. The Oromo people are ruled under the barrel of the gun being constantly killed, arrested, tortured, students dismissed from schools, civilians kidnapped and disappeared, are forced to leave their country and become refugees in several countries around the globe. Therefore we demand that the basic human and democratic rights of the Oromo people be respected and a system based on equality, justice, democracy, and a government based on the needs of our people be established.
  2. Master Plan must be stopped. Starting from 2014 we protested against the so called Master Plan of the TPLF/EPRDF regime, a plan which incorporates several Oromian towns into the capital Finfinne (Addis Ababa), evicts Oromo farmers from their ancestral land, eradicates Oromo culture, language and identity, planned to sell Oromo land and plunder Oromia’s natural resources, divide the map of Oromia into two, and causes pollution and environmental degradation. We presented our appeal in writing several times requesting that the Master plan be stopped. Instead of answering our request to stop the Master plan, the regime announced another plan to incorporate major Oromian towns which is another plan to incorporate the entire of Oromia under the jurisdiction of the federal government which on the other hand is controlled by the TPLF. When our requests fell into deaf ears we protested peacefully. The answer to our peaceful protest has been brutal killings, beatings, mass arrests, kidnappings and disappearances, inhuman torture by the regime’s so called Agazi troops. In addition to some 80+ people who were killed in 2014, more than 200 peaceful citizens, mostly students have been killed since November 2015. Thousands others have been wounded. Countless others have been jailed and are under severe torture. Read More:-  Oromo Student Union appeal to International Community Feb 2016 (1)

Hundee Gaaffii Saba Oromoo: Hayyuduree ABO Ob Daud Ibsaa

Namoota garii biratti gaaffii saba Oromoo gaaffii dimokiraasii fi mirga namoomaa callaa fakkaata. Garuu, gaaffiin ummata Oromoo gaaffii sabummaa ti; gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa ti; gaaffii mootummaa mataa ofii qabaachuu ti. Haasawaan Hayyuduree ABO, Ob Daawud Ibsaa, waggoota muraasa dura godhan kunis hundee gaaffii saba Oromoo hubachiisa.

 https://youtu.be/QjXgy7bISAY

 


 

OMN: Amharic News Gur. 13, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/02/13/omn-amharic-news-gur-13-2016/

 


Har’a Guraandhala 12 / 2016 Harargee Bahaa Magaalaa Gurawaa fi Godina Gujii Magaala Daawwaa Okkotee Keessatti FXG Itti Fufuun Goototi Qeerroo Dhadannoo Warraaqsaa Dhageessisaa Oolan.

Dhadatnoo ABO WBOn Haa Jiraatu Jedhu Goototi Qeerroo Bilisummaa

 

FXG Golee Oromiyaa Mara Keessatti Bifa Isaa Jijjiiree Torbaan Kana Guutummaatti Itti Fufee Jira. Garuu har’a Guraandhala 12/2016 Bakkoota Adda Addaatti Itti Fufe.

1. Godina Harargee bahaatti magaalota akka Giraawwaa fi kkf keessatti gandoota qonnaan bulaa hedduuttis gaaffiin mootummaadhumti wayyaaneen maal taanan uummata oromoo irratti harka isaa diriirfata doorsisni afaan qawwee hanga yoomitti jedhuun uummanni FXG har’a adeemsisee jira. Guyyaan har’aa Juma’aa irrattis hordoftootni amantaa musliimaa bakka saalata isaaniitti masjiida masjiidatti ajjeechaan haa dhaabbatu, doorisni uummata keenyarraa haa dhaabbatu…. Jechuun waraqaa hedduun barreessuun qabatanii argamaniiru. Gandootni qonnaan bulaa Hahargee bahaa keessatti argaman daandii cufuutti kana booda wamicha waliif dabarset jira.

2. Godina Qellem Wallaggaa aanaa Anfilloo, Jimma horoo fi Qaqetti FXG haareffamee waan jiruuf kaleeysaa irraa kaaase korri bittinneessaa waraana wayyane uummata goolaa jira. Qonan bulaan hidhaatti guurama jiru. Garataan akkasuma jedhu Qeeyroon gabaasan. Hidhaatti kan guuramaa jiru jabaatus nuti qabsoof booda hin deebinu diina jilbeenfachiisnee injifannoon keenya fiixan baasna jechunis dargaggootni godina qellem aanaale kanen keessatti dhaadanno isaani waraqaa fi sagaleedhan wal dhageesisa jiru. Dinni ammalle humna qabuun uummata doorsisaa jira.

3. Magaala Adaamatti FXG har’a taphattootaan dhowe. Taphattootni wal dorgommii irratti walitti dhufan mootummaa wayyaaneef oromoo kan tahe kamu akka hin jilbeenfanne fi waamicha sagalee dhaadannootn dhageesisuun poolisiin naannoo oromiyaa tarkanfii fudhatuu dargaggoota irratti qeeyroon gabaasee jira.

Godina Arsitti FXG itti fufsisuuf waamicha kallattii garagaraan taasifamaa jira. uummanni wal kaasuudhaan mootumma wayyanee abba irree ofirra
fonqolaachisna jechuunis wal yaamaa akka jiru qeeyron gabaasera.

 


OMN: Oduu Gur. 11, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/02/12/omn-oduu-gur-11-2016/

OMN: Oduu Gur. 10, 2016

https://youtu.be/pjaPnKKAybg

 

FXG Godina Qellem A/Jimmaa Horroo Keessatti Uummataan Itti Fufee Jira.‏

Guraandhala 12,2016 Godina Qellem Wallaggaa aanaa Jimmaa Horroi ganda Warra Baabboo keessatti guyyaa lama dura kan gabaafame gaafa Guraandhala 9/2016 halkan keessaa sa’a 5:00 booda uummanni waamicha waliif taasisee ture.Halkan kana sa’a kana irraa kaasee FXG aanaa kana keessatti uummata qonnan bulaa baadiyaa keessaan dabalatee hamma ammaatti itti fufee jiraachuu Qeerroon keenya achirraa gabaasa gochaa jiru.
Guraandhala 10/2016 guyyaa guutuun FXG magaala Jimmaa Horroo keessatti taasifamaa oolera. Manneen daldalaa cufaatti oole. Dhaadannoon uummataa sagalee guddaadhaan daandii cufuun dhageesisaa oolaniiru. Barataan barumsa dhaabee FXGtti uummata waliin hirmaatee jira.
Sirbootni qabsoo uummataan dheekkamsaan kan guute qonnaan bulaa gandichaa waliin fincilli waraana wayyaanee rifaasisu kaleessa Guraandhala 10/2016 kan gaggeeffamaa oole yoommmuu tahu Itti fufuuudhaan ha’ammoo Guraandhala 11/2016 Humni waraanaa poolisii Oromiyaa fi kora bittinneessaa fi federaalli karaa magaala Nuunnuu irraan gara ganda Baabbotti bahuudhaan guyyaan kaleessaa gabaa kan ture FXG kana tasgabbeessuu kan hin dandeenye har’a haala daandii mijeeffataniin dargaggoota oromoo naannichaa tokko lamaan butanii dhabamsiisaa oolaniiru. Dargaggoota dhabaman keessaa
1. Marii Ayyawuu
2.Bulii Abdataa kannen jedhaman humna tikaatiin qabamanii eessa akka geeffaman kan hin beekamneedha. Waraanni wayyaanee halkan kanas gara sanatti bobbafaamaa jiruu fi achis buufatee jiru FXG aanaa Jimmaa Horroottii ka’ee jiru dura dhaabbachuuf kan ergamee achi buufatee jiru tahuun Qeerroon gabaasee jira.


 

Guraandhala 11/2016 Godina Dhihaa Oromiyaa keessatti Warraaqsii Biyyooleessa Oromiyaa Daran Jabaachuun Kutaalee Hawaasaa Oromoo hunda kan hirmaachiseen Konkolaachiftootni daandii Amboo-Finfinnee fi Amboo Naqamtee -Finfinnee Warraaqsaa uummata isaaniitti dabalamuun Warraaqsaa Hojii Dhaabuun itti Fufan.

  Rakkoon taajaajila Geejjibaa guddaan Amboo -Finfinnee Akkasumaas Amboo Naqemtee -Finfinnee Gidduutti mudachuun Godinni dhihaa Oromiyaa raafama ulfaataa keessa galte jirti

GuraanDhala 11/2016 Godinaalee Oromiyaa Garaagaraa keessatti Barruuleen Warraaqsaa FXG , Waarraaqsaa FXG itti fufsiisanii fi ABO  fi uummata Oromoo faarsaan Uummataaf raabsamuu fi bittneefamuu fi Daandiin Bakkoota Hedduutti Halkan Edaa Cufamuun  Mootummaa Wayyaanee Yaaddoo isa Dhumaa keessa galche jira.

   Godina Lixaa Shawaa Aanoota Garaagaraa kanneen akka Giincii, Jalduu, Ilfata, Amboo ,waddeessa, Xuuqur incinnii, Tokkee, Kuttaayee, Baabbichaa, Geedoo Calliyaa, Midaa Qanyii, Horroo Guduruu jimmaa Raaree , Guduruu,  Finca’aa  fi Godinaalee Bahaa Wallaggaa, fi Godina Kibbaa Lixaa shawaa Walisoo fi naannoo ishee fi Godinoota Oromiyaa dhihaa bakkoota hedduutti barruuuleen Warraaqsaa bittineeffamaa fi maxxanfamaa buluufi daandiiwwaan konkolaataa darbanii darbanii cufamuun  wal qabatee Wayyaaneen yaaddooftee Waraada  ishee dabalataan  Oromiyaa keessa qubsiisaa jiraachuun ibsame jira.

   Haaluma Wal Fakkaatuun Godinaalee Bahaa Oromiyaa Magaalaa Dirree Dawaa , fi Godinaal;ee Harargee Bahaa fi Harargee Lixaa, Godina Arsii Lixaa magaalaa Dodolaa fi bakkoota hedduutti barruuleen warraaqsaa bittinneefamuu fi maxxanfamuun Walqabatee Warraaqsii haalaa jabaatee itti fufaa jiraachuu irraa Mootummaan abbaa Irree Wayyaanee Muddama seenuun waan qabee gadhiisuu dhabuun humna Waraanaa isaan biyya goolaa fi Shororkeessa kan jiruu ammaas Waraanaa kallattii hundaan bobbaasaa jiraachuu fi Sochii amma adeemaa jiruu irraatti Waraanni Wayyaanee Wayyaaneetti garagaluun isaa kan hin ollee ta’uun hubatamee jira.


 

Guraandhal 11/2016 Godina Lixa Wallaggaa Magaalaa Gullisoo keessatti guyyaa Har’aa Warraaqsii FXG uummataa fi Dargaggoota Qeerroo barattoota Oromoon jabaatee itti fufee jiraachuu maddee keenyaa gabaasaan Yeroo amma kana Magaalaa Gullisoo keessatti uummatnii fi dargaggootni hiriiruun Wayyaanee dura dhaabbachaa jirachuun Warraaqsii jabaatee itti fufuun gaggeeffama jira.

 


 

#OromoProtests continues in Dawa Okkote town, Guji province, Oromia state, 12 Feb. 2016

#OromoProtests continues in Dawa Okkote town, Guji Zone, 12 Feb. 2016

#OromoProtests continues in Mandi and Manasibu, 11 Feb. 2016

#OromoProtests continues in Mandi and Manasibu, 11 Feb. 2016

 

 https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/02/11/omn-oduu-gur-10-2016/

OMN: Qophii Xiyyeefanna Gur. 10, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/02/10/omn-qophii-xiyyeefanna-gur-10-2016/

OMN: Oduu Gur. 09, 2016

 

OMN: Oduu Gur. 09, 2016

State Department Briefing on the situation in Oromia, February 9, 2016

 #OromoProtests continues in Saransari town, Goro Dola, Guji Province, Oromia, 10 February 2016.

#OromoProtests continues in Saransari town, Goro Dola, Guji Province, Oromia, 10 February 2016.

Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (SQ) Qophii Guraandhala 9, Bara 2016


 

 

Oromo Protests have spread to southern Oromia since last week to “stop the leeching tycoon and monopolist Alamoudi,” according to the protesters. Al Amoudi is a famous monopolist of many businesses in Oromia – including gold mining, cement factory (Derba query), tanneries and farms. Al Amoudi is one of the richest persons in Africa and the world, according to the U.S.-based Forbes magazine.  

Al Amoudi’s companies are criticized for failing to share profits with indigenous communities they work around (especially, in the gold mining in Guji Zone and the Derba cement query in Shawaa), and for failing to give back to the community in general; other business owners in Oromia, especially local small-business owners, also accuse Al Amoudi’s companies for receiving preferential treatments from the government and for engaging in predatory business practices to monopolize sectors of the economy. No where is this predatory practice evident than the dairy business; Oromo smallholding dairy farmers in Shawaa, especially those around Finfinne/Addis, were recently attacked in a vicious way by falsely propagating, through state-owned and government-affiliated media, that the milk from these smallholding dairy farmers causes cancer – this was done, in part, to promote Al Amoudi’s dairy company, Shola Milk, and also to drive the Oromo smallholding farmers out of their land through bankruptcy. Oromo Protesters say such abusive and predatory business practices must stop.

The government is also blamed for evicting thousands of Oromos, without compensations, to make land available to Al Amoudi’s companies whenever they request for it – especially in the gold mining region in Guji and the Derba query in Shawaa. In addition, Al Amoudi’s companies are said to have no regard for the environment; for instance, the leather/tannery and flower/horticulture companies in Oromia release toxic cancer-causing chemicals without any environmental treatment.

In many ways, Al Amoudi epitomizes what’s wrong with the current federal arrangement of Oromia in Ethipia, according to the Oromo Protesters; Al Amoudi is given the green light to “develop” in Oromia by the Federal Government in Addis Ababa – which itself is controlled by Tigrean elites of the TPLF/EPRDF ruling party; in many, if not all, cases, the business arrangements between the Tigrean-headed Federal Government and Al Amoudi are not transparent to the Federal Regional State authorities of Oromia.

The following is a report on the ongoing Oromo Protests against the “leeching tycoon and monopolist Alamoudi” in the gold-rich Guji Zone of Oromia; the protests have been staged since the mid of last week (starting around February 4, 2016, according to media reports). The government, as usual, relied on brute force to respond to the protests; the latest report says at least 1 Oromo person was killed, and 3 Oromo persons were critically wounded by the government’s special force, Agazi.   Read  more at:-

Oromo Protests Aim to Stop "Leeching Tycoon and Monopolist Alamoudi"


#OromoProtests continues, Abaro Village, Shashemene District West Arsi, Oromia, Feb 8, 2016.

Guyyaa hardhaa Guraandhala 8 bara 2016 Godina Arsii Lixaa Aana Shaashamanne Ganda Qotee Bulaa Abaaroo keeysati hawaasin Mormii akkaan jabaaf ho’aa tahe dhageeysisaa olera .

#OromoProtests continues, Abaro Village, Shashemene District West Arsi, Oromia, Feb 8, 2016

Har’a Gurandhala 8,2016 Godina Gujii, Aanaa Gooroo Doolaa, Magaalaa Haaraqalloo Keessaatti FXG Gaggeefamaa Jira

https://videopress.com/v/UpVcseHV?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0

Har’a Gurandhala 08,2016 Godina Gujii Magaalaa Harqalloo Keessatti FXG Itti Fufe.

https://youtu.be/4O7xb7S6ATA

 

Amharic News Feb. 06, 2016

 

Amharic News Feb. 06, 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkcEPK9J2q4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1YLjw7-JU4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2irmKDL7ts&feature=share

OMN, Oduu Guraandhala 5 bara 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/02/06/omn-oduu-gur-05-2016/

 


OromoProtests continues in Karra/ Chiracha town, Gurawa district, East Hararge Feb 7, 2016


Har’a Harargee Bahaa Aanaa Gurawaa magaalaa Karraa ykn Cirraachaa keessattii barattoottafi dargaggoonnii akkasuma daa’imni umrii waggaa 10 hin caallee illee osoo manatti hin hafin ganama sa’attii 3 irraa hanga sa’attii 8ttii hirriira bahuun mormii qaban dhaggeessisaa oolaan.

#OromoProtests continues in Karra, Chiracha town, Gurawa district, East Hararge Feb 7, 2016

#OromoProtests: Gujii zone, Jiddoola town, Southern Oromia, Feb 6, 2016

#OromoProtests continues in Gujii zone, Jiddoola town, Southern Oromia, Feb 6, 2016

FXG Godina Gujii Magaalaa Jiddola fi Diddaa Shamarran Oromoo Hararge Baha Magaalaa Awadaay Cidha Irratti Taasisan.


#‎OromoProtests‬- (February 5  2016, Gujii, Oromia)

#OromoProtests: February 5, 2016  Oromo Protests continues in various districts of Guji Zone against  Medroc Exploitation. Farmers from various villages march to the town chanting ” Okkote is our land, Al Amudin is our enemy”. Okkote is one of the mineral deposit sites that is to be given to Medroc/ Al Amudin.


Ummanni Godina Gujii mormii saamicha albuudaa jabeessee itti fufee jira. Kan agartan kun yeroo ummanni baadiyyaa dhaadannoodhaan gara magaalaa bayaa jiruudha.
Okkoteen lafa teenya Alaamuddin diina keenya
Lagi Dambi lafa teenya, Alamuddin diina keenya” jechaa deemaa jiran.

#OromoProtests in Gujii, Oromia, 5 February 2016 #OromoProtests in Gujii, Oromia, 5 February 2016. p1

#OromoProtests in Gujii, Oromia, 5 February 2016. p2


On February 5, 2016  fascist TPLF security forces and Agazi were terrorizing  people of Ginici (Ginichi) town in fear of protests; every corners  was under military siege.


Suuraan armaa  gadii kun kan magaalaa Gincii kan Shawaa Lixaa keessatti argamu irraati .  Guraandhala  5 bara 2016 humni waraanaa fi agaazii egumsaa cimaa magaalicha keessatti gochaaoole; humni dbalataas ergamee jira.

fascist TPLF military and Agazi terrorizing people of Ginci (Ginichi) in Oromia, February 5, 2016


#OromoProtests in Girawaa (Doguu town), E. Hararghe, Oromia, 5 February 2016
Oromoonni Harargee Bahaa, aanaa Gurawaa, magaalaa Doguu dabablloota OPDO qaanessan. Akka dabablleen OPDO olola jalqabdeen ummanni walgahii dhiitanii bahan; dargaggoo fi baratoota magaalaa wajjiin waliti makamuunis mormii qaban dhagesisan.Ummati Oromoo jajjaboo kunneen walgahii gaafa Guraandhala 4 bara 2016 DhDUOn waamte irratti diddaa fi mormii isaanii mul’isuun ololli fi sobni OPDO akka fashalu godhan.

#OromoProtests in Girawaa (Doguu town), E. Hararghe, Oromia, 5 February 2016#OromoProtests in Girawaa (Doguu town), E. Hararghe, Oromia, 5 February 2016 p2

Gootota Oromoo Onnatoo Kamisee Walloo


Guraandhalaa 5, 2016 Godina Baha Wallaggaa aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaatti  Warraaqsii FXG Qeerroo dargaggoota Oromoo fi Uummataan daran jabaachuun itti fufee jiraachuun Qeerroon Nuunnuu gabaasee jira, Konkolaataan Bulchiinsa Wayyaanee tokkos barbadooftee jiraachuun ibsame jira.

 Aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaa bakka Magaalaa Adaree jedhamuun beekamtutti Warraaqsii uummataa fi dargaggootaan jabaachuun kan itti fufe, yoo ta’uu uummatni Oromoo fi Dargaggootni Oromoo Aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaa Waraanaa Agaazii fi Dabballoota wayyaanee konkolaataan socho’anitti daandii cufuun Diddaa isaa jabeessuun konkolaataa wayyaanee tokko hojiin ala gochuun warraaqsaa finiinsan, gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaaf diibiin hanga nuuf kennamutti kanfaltii Gibiraa fi Buusii kamuu hin kaffallu, mootummaan Kufeera isin jalatti hin bulluu, Jaleen Wayyaanee OPDO’n Diigamteetti, kanaan booda Ofiin of bulchina jechuun warraaqasaan waraana wayyaanee dura dhaabbatan. Mootummaan Wayyaanee Guyyaa har’aa konkolaataa bulchiinsaa Aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaa barbaadessitaan jechuun Uummataa Magaalaa Adaree jiraatu irraatti waraana Agaazii bobbaasee jiraachuun ibsame jira.


OMN: Oduu Gur. 04, 2016

 https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/02/04/omn-oduu-gur-06-2016/

Ummati Oromoo Gujii Tokkummaan Ka’uun Barattoota Oromoo 8 Hidhaa Wayyaanee Jala Jiran Baafatan.

(4.02.2016, ‪#‎Gujii‬, Oromiyaa) Ummati Oromoo Gujii gootummaa isaaniitiin barattoota saddeet mana hidhaatii baafatan. Ummati gamtaan bahuun pooilisoota aryatee baratoota 8 hidhaa keessaa baasee fudhatee galeera. Diddaa fi mormii seena qabeessa kanaan humna wayyaanee raasaa jiran.Humni dabalataa Hawaasaa irraa gara sanatti ergamaa jira. Ummati karaa cufee akka of eegagtu dhaamsi darbee jira.

Akkasumas humni warraanaa biraa kaampii 147 naannoo magaalaa Meeggaa Dubluq jirurraa gara Bulee Horaa kaatee jirti waan ta’eef uummati akak of eeggatu dhaamsi darbee jira,

Kana malees, yerooammaa naannoon Daawwaa, Ejersaa Gooroo, Bulchiinsi magaalaa Haya Diimaa fi gandi Booree Obbitti humnaa waraanaatiin dhunfatamtee jirti.

#OromoProtests @ Bule Hora, Southern Oromia, 4 February 2016

Gurandala 4,2016 FXG godina Booraana fi Gujii keessatti Har’a Guraandhala 4/2016 mormii Albuuda qabeenyaa oromiyaa saamamaa jiruu fi FXG oromiyaa keessatti
dhaabbatummaan itti fufee jiru sirna wal harkaa fuudhinsa Fincilaatiin Qeerroon godinaalee lamaan kanatti jabaassuun yeroo ammaa adda duree
tahee argamaa jira.
Addatti fXG Bulee Horaatti gaggaaffaa ooleen uummanni magaalicha guutummaatti baadiyaa keessaa fottoqee bahee jira. kumaatama
guddaadhaan kan lakkaawamu daandii bakka 8 olitti cufuudhaan FXG finiinsaa oolera. Kun gabaasa godina Booranaa irraa nu qaqqabe yoommu
tahu oromiyaa gara lixaa
– Shawaa lixaa
– Wallagga bahaa fi
– Shawaa kibba lixaatti kan wal irraa hin cinneen har’as yeroo dhumaaf FXG itti fufeera.
Shawaa lixaa Gindabarat, akkuma duraatti itti fufuun shawaan kibba lixaa Wallisoon akkuma duraan maanguddodhaan of bulchaa jiranitti
qabsoon keenya hanga oromiyaan bilisoomtutti kan jedhamun FXG kana fiixaan baasuuf haaressanii itti fufaniiru.
– Oromoon ka’ee Bilisummaa isaaa haa mirkaneessu
– Lafti saamame galuuf ka’eera ka’ii fiixaan baafadhu
– Qeerroon Bilisummaa ka’I uummatakee kaasi
– Wayyaaneen biyyaaf hin dhaabbanne lammisheef lafa oromoo saamtee kennaa jirti yeroon ka’ii dura dhaabbadhu
– WBOtu nutty urgaa’e
– Abbaan keenya ABOn yoom nuuuf galaa? Yoom nuuf dhufaa? Jechuun dhaadannowwan kunneen magaala Wallisoo fi Jalduu keessatti
har’a dargaggootaan dhageessifamaa ooleera. FXG isa xumura gabrummaatiin bifa jijjiiirratee itti fufeera.

FXG Aanaa Jiddaa Magaalaa Sirxii Keessatti Haala Jabaan Deemaa Jira

Gurraandhala 3,2016 Goototi Dargaggoonni Oromoo Baha Harargee Baadiyyaa Baddannoo Keessatti FXG Itti Fufan

https://videopress.com/v/zikqhDHt?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0
Gurraandhala 3,2016 Ajajaan Humna Agaazii Dassalenyi Fiqaaduu Jedhamu humna hin beekamneen yeroo ajjeefamu,konkolaataan isaas 3l jedhamu naannoo Gaara Korbuutti akka barbaadoofte gabaafame.Baha Wallaggaa Aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaa Keessatti FXG Ademsifamaa jiru daran hammaachaa dhufuun  Oromoonni hedduu waraana Wayyaanee Agaaziin yeroo ajjeefamanitti humna Wayyaanee irras miidhami gahaa jira.Guraandhala,3,2016 FXG Halkan edaa jalqabameen wal qabatee sodaaf raafama guddaa keessa mootumma gabronfataa kan galcheera yoo ta’u.ummatis sochii warraqsaa banbansisaa jirun daran jabaatee gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa gaafataa jira.Haaluma kanaan eda halkan naannoo tabba Korbuutti Konkolaataa 3L qabeenyaan kan diinaa taate tokko humna addaan guutummaan guututti
gubatte (barbadofte) Akkasuma humni Wayyaane ajajaa Agaazii Dassalenyi Fiqaaduu nama jedhamu humna hin beekamneen ajjeefamuun gabaafame. Fincilli kun achumatti kan argamtu magaalaa Adareef Waamaa Hagaloo magaalaa Qasso kan itti fufee jiru yoo ta’u Agaazii hedduminaan achitti fe’amaa jirachuu beekamee jira.


 

https://soundcloud.com/gadaa-oromo-radio/dassi-gonfaa-jarrii-waraabessi-new-oromo-protest-music?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

 

 

Tamsaasa Raadiyoo OMN (Gur. 3, 2016)

 

 

Oduu Gur. 02, 2016

 

 

 

 

#‎OromoProtests‬, (3 February 2016, ‪‎Gujii‬, Oromia)

#OromoProtests in Sabbaa Boruu district of Guji zone, Oromia. In addition to the national agenda, protesters are marching exploitation of minerals by Al Amudin without no benefit to locals.

#OromoProtests, Guji, Oromia, 3 Februray 2016. p1

Mootummaan Wayyaanee Godina Wallaggaa Anaa Jaarsoo Keessatti FXG Walqabatee Barattoota 26 Irratti Namoota 29 Ragaa Sobaa Waamuun Mana Murtiitti Dhiheessite.

Guraandhala 2, 201612695333_571671976318055_533002351_o

Wallagga Aanaa12633202_571672386318014_1319552747_o Jaarsoo Mana Murtii Jaarsoo Keessatti Barattoota Oromoo FXGn himatamanii ragaa sobaa itti qindaayee kanneen hidhaa jiran har’a Guraandhala 2,2016 suuraa muldhisu dha.

Haaluma kanaan guyyaa har’aa motummaan Wayyaannee gaaffiin master pilaniin gaafii sirridha ni dogogorree osoo jedhu baratoota gaaffii mirgaa gaafatan mana murtiitii dhiyeessun Kaabinoota isaaf poolisii dabalatee baratoota 26 irraattii ragaa sobaa namoota 29 qophessun akka addabaman gochuuf bartootaf ummataa gidirsaa jira…bartoota himaatamaniif….namoota irraattii ragaa ba’aan listii akka armaa gadii ta’a. 12632892_571677876317465_887667054_o12669280_571676429650943_1255414535_o12669735_571678532984066_304345797_o12669817_571677389650847_988585532_o12669932_571676962984223_1653857339_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMO08gwW1Zo


Gurraandala 1,2016  Godina Shaggar Aanaa Abuunaa Gindebert Keessatti Hojjettooti Mootummaa Hojii Gadhiisanii Gara Finfinneetti Godaanaa Jiru. Milishoonnis Meeshaa Lafa Kaayanii Uummatatti Makamaa Jiru

Ammajjii gaafa 26,2016 irraa eegalee hojjettooti mootummaa dhalootaan ilmaan Oromoo kanneen ta’an hojii aanaa irraa hojjetan hojii idilee isaanii gadhiisuun naannoo aanaa Abuunaa Gindebrat dhiisanii gara Finfinneetti godaananii jiraachuu Qeerroon gabaasa.

Gandoonni aanaa Abuunaa Gindebert irra jiranis dura ta’aa fi tokko Shanee fi kanneen kaan hojii fi dirqama Wayyaanee lagachuun meeshaa isaanii lafa kaayuun qabsoo uummataatti dabalamaa jiru.


 

 

 

Guraandhala 1,2016 Sochiin warraaqsaa FXG yeroo yeroon jabaacha osoo jiruu Mootummaan Wayyaanee yeroo ammaa kana maqaa Boqonnaa Semistera jedhuun manneen barnootaa kanneen duraan hafan iyyuu cufaa jira.Maqaaf boqonnaa Semisteraa haa jedhamu malee Oromiya keessatti sirni barnoota semistera duraa kana utuu hin gaggeeffamiin hafee jira. Godinalee Oromiyaa kanneen akka Lixa Shawaa, Kibbaa Lixa Shawaa(Walisoo), Wallagga Bahaa, Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaa fi Wallagga Lixaa keessatti sirni baruu fi barsiisuu warraaqsaa fi waraanaan goolamuun walqabatee guutummaatti hin aggeeffamne.

Godinaalee Baha Oromiyaa Harargee Lixaa, Harargee Bahaa, Arsii Lixaa, Baalee, Booranaa , Gujii fi Godina Kaaba Shaggar (Saalaalee)
keessattis haaluma walfakkatuun sirni barnoota ugguramee utuu jiruu maqaaf semisteera tokkoffaaf boqonnaa torbee lama kennuun cufamee jira
jechuun labsatani. Akkasumas kan dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo fi Yuunivarsiitoota addaatti waraanaan waldhansoo ulfaataa keessa waan
jiraniifi barattootni hedduun durumaan iyyuu mooraa Yuunivarsiitii gadhiisuun gara maatii isaanitti deebi’anii waan jiraniif barnootni
hin gaggeeffamne.Amma semistera 2ffaa kanatti immoo murtii waliigalaa dabarfachuuf gamtaan Barattoota Oromoo marii guddaa gochaa jira.


oltooti Wayyaanee Itiyophiyaa Godina Hararge Magaalaa Qobboo Keessatti Uummata Bahaa fi Galma Dhorkaa Jiru.

 በምዕራብ ወለጋዋ ጉደቱ አርጆ በሰርግ ላይ በተካሄደው የኦሮሞ ተቃውሞ የሰው ሕይወት ጠፋ (Jan. 27, 2016)

 


OMN: Oduu Amajjii 31, Bara 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/31/oduu-ama-31-2016/

Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (SQ) Amajjii 30, 2016/Gaaffii fi Deebii Jaal Diiramuu Cabsaa Hoggansa Qeerroo Keessaa Tokko Waliin Ta’e

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTZAN19jEMM

OMN: Oduu Amajjii 30, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/30/omn-oduu-ama-30-2016/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkJbPww3zak

OMN: Oduu Amajjii. 29, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/30/omn-oduu-ama-29-2016/

Godina Wallaggaa Magaalaa Gidaamii fi Jimmaa Horroo Akkasumas Gada Burii Jedhamu Keessatti FXG Itti Fufee Oole.

Guyyaa Har’aa Amajjii 29,2016 Godina Wallaggaa aanaa Gidaamii fi Jimmaa Horroo akkasumas ganda Burii jedhamu keessatti FXH haala jabaa ta’een gaggeeffamaa oole,Warraanni Wayyaanee haala kanatti rifates jiraattotaa fi barattoota qabee hidhuu fi gidirsuu itti haa fufu malee uummanni naannichaa jabinaan loltoota Wayyaanee of irraa dhorkaa oolanii jiru jedha Qeerroon.

#OromoProtests @Holota, Oromia, 29 January 2016

#OromoProtests @Holota, Oromia, 29 January 2016

#OromoProtests @Abote, n. Shawa, Oromia, 29 January 2016

#OromoProtests @ Abote, n. Shawa, Oromia, 29 January 2016

#OromoProtests @ Amuruu High school Students, Horroo Guduruu, Oromia, 29 January 2016

#OromoProtests @ Amuruu High school Students, Horroo Guduruu, Oromia, 29 January 2016

Waraanni Wayyaanee Yuniversitii Finfinnee Naannoo Kiloo 6 Marsaa Oole.

2016-01-29 08.03.272016-01-29 08.06.242016-01-29 08.11.132016-01-29 08.11.252016-01-29 08.11.282016-01-29 08.11.502016-01-29 11.41.092016-01-29 11.41.152016-01-29 11.53.222016-01-29 11.53.28Har’a Amajjii 29,2016 FXG mooraa Yuuniversitii Finfnneetti ka’a sodaa jechuuun har’a poolisii fi waraanni nannicha qubatee marsaa oolera.
Suuraan asirraa argitan kun galma 1ffaa mooraa yuuniversitii kiiloo 6 irratti argamu tahee namoota nagaa qabanii gadhiisuun akka waan FXG kana dura dhaabbachuun itti milkaa’uu abjoo’atuutti yaadanii olii gi gadi waraana isaa mootummaan Wayyaanee kaachisaa jiira.
Mooricha keessattis halkan edaa waraqaaleen dhaadannoo garagaraa
Qerroodhaan bittimfaman
-Wayyaanee kana booda haa gaggeessinu
-Gumaa barattoota keenya wal taanee haa baasnu
-Yeroon Bilisummaa gaheera
-ABOn nuuf galuuf sagaleen dhaga’ameera
-WBOn abdii keenya boodatti hin deebinu
-FXGtiin oromiyaan ni bilisoomti
-Oromiyaan kan oromooti
fi kanaa olitti dhaadannoolee waraqaalee adda addaatin faca’ee bule mootummaa wayyaanee abbaa irree daran yaaddessuun har’a hoomaa waraanaa naannoo mooraa barnootaa yuuniversitii kiiloo 6 qubachiise oolera.

Waraanni Itiyophiyaa Wayyaanee Dararaa Dargaggoota Oromoo Sulultaa Irraan Gahaa Jiru.

 

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ODUU

OMN: Oduu Ama. 28, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/29/omn-oduu-ama-28-2016/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwftTzV9jR8&feature=share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s4Bsac-sZo
https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/27/omn-guyyaa-wbo-masrii-kaayroo/

 

 

 

 

 

Amajjii 28/2016 Goot otni Qeerroo Baratto otni Oromoo Yuunibar siitii Jimmaa Waadaa Qabsoo Bilisummaa O romoo FXGf Qaban Irr aa Deebiuun Haaroms atan

Amajjii 28/2016 Goototni Qeerroo Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Waadaa Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo FXGf qaban irraa Deebiuun Haaromsachuun Mootummaa Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLFtti Xummura gochuuf kan jiran tauu diddaan ibsatan. Goototni Qeerroon Barattoota Oromoo Waraanaa Mootummaa Wayyaanee Mooraa Dhihaa Biyyatti Magaalaa Jimmaa keessatti argamuun halkanii guyyaa gidirfamaa utuu jiranii wareegamaa qaalii dachaan kanfaluuf qophii fi murannoo isaanii waadaa isaanii jabeessuun T-Shirt Suuraa Gooticha Oromoo Generaal Taddasaa Birruu qabuu fi Dhaamsa Lammiin barate, gaaffii mirgaa gaafata jedhuu fi Handhuurri lafa keenyaa Hin muramtu harmeen keenya Waadaa seenneerra lafeen eegna” jedhuu hojjechiifachuun Uummatanii ejjeennoo isaanii jabeeffachuun Mootummaa Wayyaanee aangoo irraa qaarisuuf qabsoo wal irraa hin Citne FXG Oromiyaa cufa keessatti adeemaa jiruu daran jabeessuun kan finiinsaa jiran tauu ibsatan.

Haala Sirna Awwaalcha Dargaggoo Gammachuu Xilaahun Magaala Najjoo Wallaggaa Keessatti Kan Waraana Wayyaaneen Wareegamee.

 

FXG Harage Baha Aanaa Meettaa Magaala Gooroo Muxii Keessaatti Amajjii 28,2016 Gaggeeffame

Barruuleen Warraaqsaa fi Waamicha Qabsoo Xumura Gabrummaa Magaalaa Naqamtee Keessatti Daran Faca’aa Jira.

Amajjii 28,2016 Sabboontoi Oromoo aanaa Buunaa Gindereti Keessatti loltoota Wayyaanen baatii tokko dura qabamanii hidhaa keessatti dararamaa jiraachuu isaanii Qeerroon gabaase. .
Kanneen kunis
1. Barsiisaa Moosisaa Lataa
2.Barsiisaa Baayisaa Dhaabaa
3. Bart Dhabbaa Kinfee
4. Masarat Dachaa
5. Amaanuu Dachasaa
6. Shaaru Gutama
7. Lammeesaa Ergabus
8. Girmachoo Dilii
9. obbo Lataa Hordofaa nama umuriin isaan guddaa kan ta’e poolisii federaalaan qabamii mana hidhaa aanaa Abuuunaa Gindabarat keessatti baatii tokko oliif dararamaa jiru.

Halkan edaa Amajjii 27,2016 Barruuleen warraaksaa,alaabaan addabilisummaa Oromoo aasxaan Qeerroo fi dhaadannowwan garaagaraa naannoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa mooraa Yuunibarsiitichaa tii qabee hanga waraaba sukukkee akkasumas magaalaa Naqamtee kutaalee garaagaraatti faca’an

Waraqaleen maxxansaman kun
Kan nu ajjeese nun bulchu
Kan nuajjese seeratti haa dhiyaatu
Bulchiinsa garboomfattuu TPLF Tigiraay hin barbaaddu
OPDOn ergamtuudha fi kkf yeroo ta’an,guyyaa dheengadda naannoo Qophaa’inaa Naqamtee keessatti faca’uusaatiin guyyaa kaleessaa humni waraanaa uummata nagaa goolaan kan ture fi halkan edaas barruuleen warraaksaa maxxansamu irraan ka’e naannoo Yuunibarsiitichaatti humni waraanaa bobbaafamuu qeerroon gabaase

OMN: Oduu Ama. 27, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/28/omn-oduu-ama-27-2016/

Ammajjii 27/2014
Warraaqsii FXG Godina Dhihaa Oromiyaa Magaalaa Guddoo Naqamtee Keessatti Haalaan Jabachuun Itti Guyyaa Har’aa
Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Rifti Valley damee Naqamtee fi M/B Sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’inaa Comprehensive Naqamtee Warraaqsaa Biyyoolessaa Oromiyaa kan xummura gabrummaa gaggeessa jiru.
Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo fi Uummatni Oromoo magaalaa Naqamtee waraanaan dursifamaa, ajjeefamaa fi hidhamaa sirna abbaa irree gabromsaa jalatti hin bulluu jechuun ji’a sadii guutuu utuu wal irraa hin citiin Magaalaa Naqamtee keessatti Warraaqsii Jabaachuun mootummaa abbaa irree boqonnaa dhorkaa jiraachuu maddeen Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Magaalaa Naqamtee irraa gabaasaa jiruu, yeroo ammaa kanatti Magaalaan Naqamtee sochii warraaqsaa fi humna waraanaan raafama ulfaata keessa jiraachuun ibsame jiru, Goototni Barattootni Oromoo M/b Biiftuu Naqamtees gara Sochii Warraaqsaa kanaatti makamuuf akka jiran odeessi nu ga’ee ibsee jira

Warraaqsii Biyyoolessaa Oromiyaa FXG Hawwannaa fi Dirmannaa Saboota Cunqurfamoo Biyyatti Argachaa Jiraachuun Sabootni Cunqurfamoon Abbaa Irree Wayyaanee Irratti Warraaqsaa Gaaggeessa Jiraachuun Deeggarsa Isaanii Ifa Godhan.‏

Amajjii 27,2016

  1. NaannooUummata Gambeellaa Godina Anyuuwaki tti Barattootni  Yuunibarsiitii Gambeellaa dabee saayinsii Fayyaa kan  dhalootaan Anyuuwaki fi nuwwer ta’a Walitti dhufuun sirna EPRDF/TPLF balaaleffachuun Warraaqsaatti makamuu sagalee Mormii dhagesisuun ibsatan. Mootummaan Abbaa irree Wayyaanee akkuma amala isaa saboota walitti buusuun Umrii bittaa isaa asiin ga’atee jiruu Saboota Anyuuwakii fi Nuwwer Walitti buusuuf, Wal diddaa namoota dhuunfaa saboota lameen gidduu jiruu babaldhisuun barattootni kun deebi’anii akka walitti bu’aniif shira guddaa xaxaa jiraachuun ibsamee jira. Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo sabootni Cunqurfamoon biyyaatti abbaa irree wayyaaneen mirga namummaa fi Dimookiraasii mulqamtanii jirtan, Shira mootummaa wayyaaneen xaxamu kamuu irratti dammaquun Waldhibdee gosaa fi namoota dhuunfaa karaa nagaa fi jaarsolii naannoon akka furattan, Yeroon yeroo gamtaan wal tumsinee abbaa irree aangoo irraa maqsuun hiree saba keenyaa murteessinudha jechuun kachachala mootummaa wayyaanee irratti dammaquun saboota Anyuuwaakii fi Nuwweeriif damsaa dabarsee jira.

2.       Naannoo Uummattoota Kibbaatti Barruuleen Warraaqsaa kanneen mirga Saboota Cunqurfamoof falmituu fi kabajamuu Mirga ilma namaa fi Dimookiraasii of irraa qabduu Saboota Cunqurfamoo uummattootaa Kibbaa: Sidaamaa, Kafaa, Shakkoo Magenger, Walayittaa, Hadiyyaa Ka’aa Mirga keenyaafi Bilisummaa keenyaaf  Falmannaa jechuun Barreelee warraaqsaan Uummataaf Waamichaa FDG gochaa jiraachuun Walqabatee Mootummaan Wayyaanee Gara Godinootaa Naannoo kibbaa kanneen akka Miizaan Teeppii fi Yuunibarsiitii Miizaan Teeppii Dabalatee waamicha gochaa jiraachuun Mootummaa wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuuf qophii irra kan jiran ta’uu ibsachuun Walqabatee mootummaan wayyaanee waan qabee gadhiisu dhabuun gara kanattis Humna poolisii Federaalaa fi agaazii bobbaasaa jiraachuun ibsame jira.

“Baroode Kunoo Qeerroon Baroode” Wallee Warraaqsaa Haaraa

Oromiyaa Godinaalee Hedduu Keessatti Manni Barumsaa Dhaabbatee Jira‏

Amajii 27/2016
Arsii Bahaa magaala Asallaatti mootummaan wayyaanee Qeerroo dargaggoota lama ilmaan isaa ajajuun barattoota lama kana irratti gocha suukkanneessaa raawwatee kan jiru Qeerroon kan gabaaseedha.

Akka Qeerroon gabaasetti barattootni Yuunivarsitii Asallaa Amajji 21,2016 halkan 5:00tti barattoota lama: Isaanis
1.Kamaal Abubaker barataa saayinsii fayyaa waggaa3ffaa fi dhalataa harargee bahaa naannoo Dadarii kan tahee fi
2Tasfaayee Tashoomee barataa saayinsii fayyaa waggaa 1ffaa fi dhalataa Arsii Bahaa naannoo Boqojjii kan ta’an namoonni 4 ol tahan hucuu civil uffachuudhaan eeggatanii yeroo ijoolleen kun lamaan mana fincaanii seenan achi keessatti cuubeen waraananiinii gatanii erga deemanii booda barattoonni kun hospitaala seenuun yaalamaa jiru.

Wallaggaa lixaatti manneen barnoota sadarkaa 1ffaa irraa kaasee hanga qophaayinaatti cufamee jiraachuun Qeerroon gabaasee jira.
Maddeen oduu Qeerroo irraa akka hubannutti wallagga lixaa Aanaa Boojjii Birmajjii magaalaa Biilaa mana barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa Biilaatti barattoonni Amajji 22,2016 sa’a3 irratti Fincila Xumura Gabrummaa (FXG) kaasuun ni yaadatama. Yerooma sana irraa kaasuun wayyaaneen humna ishee gara barattootaatti ergiteen barattootni barumsa dhaabuun gabaafamee ture. Guyyaa kanaa kaasuun barattootni mana barumsaa akka hin deebine yoo tahu akka walii galaatti godinicha keessatti barattootni barumsa dhaabuu irratti argamu..
Magaalaa Najjootti barattoonni man barumsaa sad.2ffaa Amajji 25,2016 FXG haaressuuf gara mana barumsaatti wal gahanii turan, barattootni hunduu hirmaanna barumsaa dhaabuudhaan yaadaa fi ejjennoo tokkoon FXG itti fufna malee barumsa hin barannu jechunis barumsi hanga har’aa hin gaggeeffamin jira.

Wallaggaa bahaatti Aanaa Diggaa Magaalaa Arjoo Guddattuutti Amajji 24, Qeerroon, qonnaan bulaa fi dargaggoonni waltahuun daandii gara Asoosaa geessu dhagaaf wantoota garaagaraan cufanii dhiichisa qabsoo dhaadannoo akkasuma tarkaanfii qabeenyaa fi ilmaan tigree irratti fudhatanii jiru. Haaluma kanaan naannowwan kunneen hanga guyyaa har’aatti eegumsa guddaa jala akka jirtu Qeerroon ganama kana gabaasee
jira.
Naannowwan Oromiyaa magaalota keessatti FXG kan itti fufe tahullee daandiwwan cufamaa jiru.

Waldorgommii Ispoortii Yuniversitootaa Bulchiini Yuniversitiin Jimmaa Qopheessuuf Deemu Akka Haqamu Qeerroon Bilisummaa Xalayaan Kan Gaafate Deebii Argachuun Yuniversitichi Guutummaatti Haqamuu Beeksise.

imagesWal Dorgommii Ispoortii dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo Yuunivarsiitoota Yuunivarsiitiin Jimmaa qopheesstee simachuuf jirtuu  ilaalchisuun Xalaayaa ariifachiisaa bulchiinsaa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaatiif ”jettuu  kallattiin Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo irraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaaf barreessuun Social Media fi Medialee Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo irraan tamsaasameen akkasumas xalayaa waajjira bulchiinsaatti kallattiin kennameen raafamaa fi sodaa guddaatu akka walii galatti uumamee jira,

Haala kanaan Bulchiinsii Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa qophiii Qeerroon gochaa jiruu fi Warraaqsaa FXG Oromiyaa keessatti lafa ciniinee jiru irraa sodaa guddaan itti bulee deebii hatattamaa kan injifannoo gonfatee nuuf kennuun, Wal dorgommiin Ispoortii kun Guyyaa har’aa Amajjii 26/2016 Guutummaatti Haqamuu Bulchiinsii Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Beeksiise jira. 
Amma kan itti aanuuu Mootummaan Wayyaanee Aangoo Gadhiisuu qaba, Mootummaan Cee’umsaa Biyyatti Keessatti Hundeeffamee Bu’urrii Dimookiraasii fi Mirga Ilma Namaaf kabaja kennuu gadi dhaabbatee, Bilisummaan Uummata Oromoo akka dhugoomuuf Muranoon itti jabaachuudha.Injifannoon Amma kun Injifannoo Hafan Ida’achuun Bilisummaa Walii Galaa fiduu qaba.

Godina Wallaggaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo Keessatti Kaabinooti Ragaa Sobaan Dargaggoota Oromoo Yakkaa Jiru.

Amajjii 26,2016 Godina Wallaggaa Bahaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagalootti fincila xumura garbummaa adeemsifamaa jiruun ilmaan Oromoo irratti kaabinooti OPDO wal ijaaruun mana murtii aanichaatti ragaalee sobaa funaanuun yakkaa jiru,kanneen keessaa:-

1 Siwayyaa Rabbumaa
2 Fayyeeraa Waaqumaa
3 Guutamaa Dheeressaa
4 Barsiisaa Olumaa
5 Moosisaa Tarfaa
6 Mulaatuu Addunyaa
7 Taajuu Daawud
Yeroo ta’an,ragaa kanas

Baala tuufoo ABO nuuf wayya nuufoo
Lafee keenya malee lafa keenya hin laannu
Buraayyuun laga xaafoon keenya finfinneenis keenya faayidaa irra argachuu qabna jechaa dhaadachaa fi sirbaa turan jechuun namoota armaan gadii kana irratti ragaa ba’aniiru

1 Geetuu Baqqalaa
2 Dirribaa Waaqumaa
4 Ibraahim Aagaa
5 Gannatii Sanbatoo
6 Kaalid Abduu yeroo ta’an, namooti mootummaa kufte kana jalatti taa’umsa eeguuf ragaa sobaa bahuuf jedhan kana irrattis tarkaanfiin uummataa Barsiisaa ta’e akka fudhatamus beekameera.

Mootummaan kufe biyya maqaletti yeroo galu isaan diinaaf suphaa ta’an immo bor waan isaan dhibuuf gocha akkasiirra akka of qusatan jechaa himatamtoonni kun beellama itti aanutti ragaa faccisaa akka dhiyeeffatan ajajmaniiru

https://youtu.be/Pgz8tP_Zvsw
https://youtu.be/0tfk_6RvHH8
https://youtu.be/UXCYaj2_RJE


OMN: Oduu Amajjii 26, 2016 #OromoProtets News, 26 January 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/26/omn-oduu-ama-26-2016/

 

 

 

 

OMN: Oduu amajjii 25,2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/26/omn-oduu-amajjii-252016/

 

Amajjii 26,2016 Wallagga Mana Barnootaa Biiftuu Naqamteeti FXG Itti Fufee Baha Oromiyaa Ciroo Ammoo Gamtaan Barattooti Jaallan Isaanii Hiriira Irratti Madaawan Gaafatan.

Baha Oromiyaa Ciroo

Lixa Oromiyaa Naqamte

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Amajjii 26,2016 Sa’aa ammaa kanatti, Gindeberet Magaalaa Kaachis Mana barumsaa Sadarkaa 2ffaa irraa kan ka’e hanga ammaatti FXG bifa adda ta’een deemaa jira, Waraanni Agaazii dhukaasa hedduu mana barnootaa Magaalaa Kaachis irratti dhukaasaa jira. Ummannii fi barattooti diddaa cimnaan dura dhaabbachaa jiru.

 

 


 

#OromoProtests 26 January 2016: Oromo political prisoners are on a hunger strike in Ma’ekelawi

Bekele Gerba, Dejene Tafa, Desta Dinka, Addisu Bulala, Oromo political prisoners in hunger strike January 25, 2016

According to media reports, Bekele Gerba, other imprisoned leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and other Oromo political prisoners are on a hunger strike in Ma’ekelawi, the notorious prison in Addis Ababa. The report said the political prisoners started their strike on Friday, January 22, 2016, and have vowed to continue the strike until their demands are met. Some of their demands, which they have communicated to the prison’s officials, include:

1) access to legal counsels and visitations by family as guaranteed by the Constitution and internationally accepted rights of prisoners;
2) cessation of torture of political prisoners in Ma’ekelawi;
3) access to proper medical care for all political prisoners.

It has not been possible to verify how many political prisoners are taking part in the strike. However, it has been confirmed that the following leaders of OFC are part of it: Bekele Gerba, Dejene Tafa, Desta Dinka, Addisu Bulala and others. Since November 2015, thousands of Oromos have been taken to Ma’ekelawi in connection with the ongoing ‪‎Oromo Protests against the lack of adequate self-rule for Oromia (of which the Master Plan is an example), and the decades-old marginalization of the Oromo people in the political, economic, social, linguistic and cultural spheres in Ethiopia as a whole. In addition to those thousands arrested in prisons and concentration camps across Oromia and Ethiopia, more than 160 Oromo persons were killed, and thousands of Oromo persons have been wounded by the Ethiopian Federal armed forces – including tens of Oromo children.

It is to be remembered that the Ethiopian government brought Bekele Gerba, Dejene Tafa, Addisu Bulala and others to a federal court in central Addis Ababa on January 22, 2016 (listen to the report in Amharic below) – this date is the same date on which the hunger strike reportedly began; many human rights organizations, such as the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, accuse the Ethiopian government of using draconian laws to prosecute peaceful and legitimate political dissidents in biased courts to silence voices critical of the government’s violations of human rights and unjust policies.

Bekele Gerba and other Oromo political prisoners on hunger strike in Ma’ekelawi


#OromoProtests Support Group in Switzerland organized a successful rally at the UN Office in Geneva on January 25, 2016.

The rally was attended by Oromo peace activists in Switzerland as well as other Ethiopian Nationals concerned about the deteriorating human rights violations in Oromia and across Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government’s response to the peaceful Oromo Protests has so far been violent, which has negatively contributed to the increasingly unstable political and security conditions in Ethiopia in the fragile Horn of African region. In an attempt to calm the peaceful Oromo Protests through military means, the Ethiopian government has, over the last two months alone, gunned down more than 160 Oromo persons who took part or had been suspected of taking part in the Oromo Protests, which have been staged in Oromia since April 2014, and quite intensely since mid November 2015, against the lack of adequate self-rule for Oromia (of which the Master Plan is an example), and the decades-old marginalization of the Oromo people in the political, economic, social, linguistic and cultural spheres in Ethiopia as a whole. At least 17 of those killed and wounded are Oromo children.

The following are some photos from the Geneva solidarity rally (reported byOromiaTimes.org).

In Pictures: Rally in Geneva against Ethiopian govt’s abuse of Oromo human rights

In Pictures: Rally in Geneva against Ethiopian govt’s abuse of Oromo human rights

January 25,2016
Oduu Amma shaashimannee irraa dhufte


Gadina Arsii Lixaa Aanaa shaashimannee Ganda faajjii soolee mana barumsaa 1ffaa, faajjii soolee keessatti Barattoonni “Akka Alaabaan Gadi Bu’uu” Barsiisota Gaafatan Barsiisonni Sodaatanii “Akkamitti” jechuudhaan Barattoonni Nutu beeka Akkasaa jechuudhaan Alaabaa Gadi buusaa Cicciranii jiru,
Sababiin Alaabaa Gadi buusaa jechuu barattootaas waan Biyyi nageenya hin qabneef Alaabaan Gadi bu’uu qabaa Ajjeechaadhaa Akkasitti Rawwatamaa jiruu Akka waan Biyyi nageenya Qabuu Alaabaan maaf fannifama jechuu irraa kan ka’eedha,

Erga Alaabaan Ciccirameen booda gara waajjira poolisii Aanaa shaashimanneetti bilbilamuudhaan humni woraanaa poolisii konkolaataa 4 fii Agaazii konkolaataan tokko Ramadanii yeroo dhufan, haawasni naannoos barattoota cinaa dhaabbachuun, barattoonnis ulaa cufatanii mana barumsaa seenuudhaan, ummannis karaa nagaatiin gaaffii poolisootaaf dhiyeessan Akkas jechuudhaan “Barattoonni keenya waa taanaan isinirras Akka ga’u beekaa jechuu Barattoota keenya nutu gorfata Yoo Ajjeeftan Gumaa baafanna” jechuudhaan jiraaraattonni naannoo itti dubatanii jiru, reebichiiniif Ajeechaanis Akka hin jirre hubatamee jira, hawaasatu tokkummaan Afaan bineensaa keessaa ilmaansaa baafate tooftaan kun naannoo hunda Akka wol-ga’uu wol-hubachiisaa,

 

#OromoProtests, Arjo Guddattuu, 25  January 2016

In East Walaga, Digga district, Arjo Gudetu village, Agazi soldiers have fired on protesters wounding the following people last night
1) Gamachu Alamu Tasama, shot on his back
2) Zerihun Jiregna Bayana, shot on his stomach
3) Birhanu Kebede Sando, shot on his leg
These victims are currently being treated at Naqamte Hospital. Two of them are in critical condition.



Goodina wallaggaa Bahaa Aanaa Diggaa ganda Arjoo Guddatuu jedhamu keessaatti humni waranaa jirattotaa irrattii dhukkasaa baaneen namootni sadii Miidha ciccimaa lubbuu isaaniif soodachisaa ta’en miidhamanii hospitaalaa naqamtee keessattii yaaliin baqaqsanii suphuu godhamafii jira.
1. Gammachuu Alamuu Tasammaa–rasasaan lafeen mo’o isaa fi dugda kan caccabee
2. Zarihuun Jireeyaa Bayyanaa—- guutumman guututi maaruman (intestine, liver and spleen) isaa ciccitee bakkeetti ba’e kan jiru.
3. Biraanuu Kabbadaa sandoo— koronyoo isarraa rasasaan kan rukkutame. Kanneen keessaa namootni lama du’uf jedha jiru. Yaaliin attatamas lubbuu isaanii oolchuf ogeeyyii mana yaalaatin gargaramaa jiran.


FincilliFincilli Xumura Gabrummaa Eegalee Itti Fufee Godina Shaggar Lixaa Keessatti Motummaa Wayyaanee Daran Raasaa Jiraachuu Qeerroon Gabaase.

Amajjii 25,2015 Waraanni Wayyaanee ammallee uummata irratti dhukaasa banuu hin dhaabne jedha Qeerroon. Shaggar lixaa magaalaa Shanan keessatti har’a ganama irraa kaasuun uummanni bahee dhaadannoo dhageesisaa ture, ofiin of dandeenya ofiin of bulchina sirna wayyaanee hin feenu, mootummaa Wayyaane hin barbaannu, Wayyaaneen ajjeesaadha jechuun tarkaanfii waajjiraalee mootummaa Wayyaanee garagaraa irratti uummanni fudhate.

Humni waraana wayyyaanee uummata nagaa irratti dhukaasa baneen namnootni hedduun akka madeeffaman gabaafame. Barataan yeroof maqaan isaa nu qaqqabin rasaasa wayyaaneen wareegames jira. Sa’a kana magaalli shanan dirree waraanaa taatee jirti. Uummanni gaaffii isaa karaa nagaatiin itti fufee jira. waraanni magaalicha keessaa akka bahu sagalee uummataatu dhageessifamaa jira kun tahuu baannaan tarkaanfii fudhatamu itti seenna jechuunis qonnaan bulaan baadiyaa keessas bahaa jira.

Baha Wallaggaa Aanaa Sibuu Sireetti Humni Waraanaa Diinaa Agaaziin Oromoota Miseensa KFO Ta’an Isin ABO dha Jechuun Ukkamse.

Amajji 25,2016
Miseensonni KFO hedduun dararaa hamaa keessa kan jiran yoo ta’u,badii tokko malee hidhuuf reebutti fuulleffate jira TPLF haaluma kanaan magaalaaf baadiyyaa Siree keessa deemuun ilmaan Oromoo hedduu ABOf hojjettu miseensota ABOti sababaa jedhuun ukkaamsaa jira Namoota kanneen keessa hammi tokko:-

  1.  Sisay Galataa miseensa KFO kan ta’e yeroo gararaa mana hidhaa adaddaatti kan hidhamaa ture har’as achii buuteensaa dhabamee jira
  2. Barsiisaa Qanaasaa miseensa KFO kan ta’e innis yeroo gara yeroo reebichi hamaan kan irra ga’a ture hanga har’atti ukkamfamuusaa malee
    bakki buutesaa qirixii bishaan buute ta’e.
  3. Shibbiruu Kitilaa miseensa KFO kan ta’e manasaa deemuun kan qaban bakki buuteesaa dhabame
  4. Fiqaaduu Asaffaa Miseensa KFO kan ta’e ukkamfamee jira.
    Namoota qaroo hawwaasaa kana kan hisisanis saaxilamaniiru isaanis
    A Fiqaaduu Yohaannis
    B Addunyaa Aagaa Jarreen kun jala deemtota diinaa ta’uun hisisuuf ajjeesisufillee akka jiran ibsa gabaasi achii

Barattooti Oromoo Wallagga Yuunibarsiitiin FXG Haalaan Jabeessanii Jiru

Amajji 25,2016 Wallaggaa Yunibarsiitii keessatti FXG halkan edaa kan eegale har’as itti fufee ooleera.humni diinaa barattoota danuu madoo taasiiseera.kaansaani ukkamsaa jira ta’us humna barataa qabbaneessuu hin dandeenye.

Guyyaa har’aa 25/01/2016 Godina Wallaggaa Lixaa baratonnii mana barumsaa sadarkaa lamaaffaa Naajoo humni waranaaf humnii agazii akkasumaas makalakayaa humnii jedhamaan osoo magaalaa fi baadiyyaa Oromiyaa akkasumas Najjoo weeraranii jiranii qormaata hin fudhatnu jechuun mormii FXG dhageessisaa oolanii jiru.

Amajjii 25,016 FXG Godina Harargee Bahaa Magaalaa Guraawaa Keessatti Gaggeefame.


Godina Lixa shaggar Aanaa Amboo Ganda waddeessatti Uummatni Daandii Cufuu fi Kutuun Loltoota Wayyaanee Kora Bittinneessaa fi Agaazii Daandii Cite Keessa Bu’uun Miidhami Guddaa Irran Geessisan
January 25, 2016 Amajjii 24, 2016
Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Amboo Ganda waddeessaa keessattii FXG Uummatan qabsiifame daran jabaachuun Uummatni Waraana Wayyaanee Uummata Baadiyaa gooluuf bobbaafame daandii itti cufuun karaa darbaa dhorkachuun daandii konkolaataa Baadiyaa amboo irraa gara Waddeessaatti geessuu kutuun Konkolaataan Wayyaanee uummata dararuudhaaf fiigaa jirtuu daandii cite keessaa buutee garagaluun loltootni Wayyaanee hedduun kan madaa’anii fi loltootni muraasni lubbuun galafaatamuun ibsame jira, Loltootni Wayyaanee hedduun madaa’aan yeroof Hopsitaalaa Amboo kan galan yoo ta’uu, kanneen lubbuun galaafataman atattamaan Wayyaaneen gara Finfinneetti fe’achuun gabaafamee jira. Yeroo amma kanatti mootummaan Wayyaanee nannicha irraa humna ibsaa fi network balleessee jiraachuun ifa ta’ee jira.

Godina Salaallee Keessatti FXG Haalaan Jabaatee Itti Fufe, Mootummaan garboomsaa Dhiphina Ulfaataa Seenee jira.

Amajjii 24/2016 Godina Kaaba Shaggar(Godina Salaaleetti) Warraaqsii FXG daran jabaachuun Itti fufe , Uummatni Aanoota  Hidhabuu Abootee,  Dagam, Sulultaa, Mukaa Xurii , Diddaan uummataa jabaachuun itti Fufuun Qeerroon Dargaggootn Salaalee  gamtaan wallee Warraaqsaa fi dhaadannoo dHageesisuun ABO fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo faarsuun kanaan booda Oromiyaa TPLF/EPRDF FI OPDO ergamtuun wayyaanee hin bulchitu Ofiin of bulchina jechuun murtii dabarfatan. Uummatnis Walii galee kanfaltii gibraa fi buusiiwwaan galii mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee bifa kamin iyyuu akka hin kanfallee murtii dabarfachuun , warraaqsaa jabeessuun itti fufuu madden keenya gabaasaan,  Akkasumas Dandiiwwaan bakkoota hedduutti uummataan Cufamee loltootni wayyaanee banuuf rakkachaa jiraachuu fi haalaa nuffisiisaa sochii uummataa karaa nagaa gaggeeffamuu irratti mootummaan wayyaanee waraana ajajuun adeemsii kun kan wal hin madaallee waan ta’eef uummataa harkaa meeshaa tokko iyyuu hin qabnee  irraatti dhukaasuun nu nuffisiisee jechuun loltootni wayyaanee psychologically dhiphinaa fi Of jibbaa jiraachuu ibsatan.

OMN: Gabaasa Addaa Oolmaa Oromiyaa (Amajjii 24, 2016)

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/25/gabaasa-addaa-oolmaa-oromiyaa-ama-24-2016/

OMN: Gabaasa Oolmaa Oromiyaa (Amajjii 23, 2016)

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/24/omn-gabaasa-oolmaa-oromiyaa-ama-23-2016/

Oromo youth and families in Gincii (Ginchi) conveyed their  remembrance to Aschalew Worku Bayi.  #OromoProtests, 24 January 2016.
A commemoration of Aschalew Worku Bayi who was killed in Ginchi on 13 December 2015 and his remembrance service took place on 24 January 2016 at the presence of tens of thousands of people near Cillimo.
Amajii 24  bara 2016  ummanni Oromoo Aanaa Giincii yaadannoo sabboonaa Oromoo Aschaaloo  Warquu Bayii geggeessan.  Aschaaloon  Mudde 13 bara 2015 humna Wayyaaneen Gincitti wareegame. Amajii 24 bara 2016  wayita siidaan yaadannoo isaaf dhaabbate eebbifametti ummati hedduun argamuun yaadannoo kana irratti mallattoo diddaa Oromoo agarsiisaa oolan.
Oromo youth and families in Ginchi paused to remember Aschalew Worku. 24 january 2016. picture2
Oromo youth and families in Ginchi paused to remember Aschalew Worku. 24 january 2016Oromo youth and families in Ginchi paused to remember Aschalew Worku. 24 January 2016. picture3Oromo youth and families in Ginchi paused to remember Aschalew Worku. 24 January 2016. picture4

https://youtu.be/Rn5xVpsGT_g?list=PLD0B068370731FBD7

https://youtu.be/6SXthp4_l9M

(SBO – AMAJJII 24, 2016) FXG Godina Kaaba Shaggaritti kan jabaate oggaa ta’u daandiin konkolaataa gara godina kanaatti guussu Amajjii 23,2016 irraa qabee guutuutti cufamee jira. Haaluma kanaan daandiin konkolaataa Finfinnee gara naannoo Amaaraa geessu cufamuu maddeen SBO beeksisaniiru.
Humni waraana wayyaanee FXG dura akka dhaabbatuu fi ummatatti akka dhukaasuuf ajajamee Godinoota Lixaa fi Kaaba Shawaa keessa qubatee jiru haalli fi murannoon ummataa isa sodaachisuu irraa waa hundi itti bitaacha’aa akka jiru ammoo kan gabaasan maddeen keessa waraanichaa ti.
Godinoota kanneen keessatti to’annoon ummataa jabaatee akka jirus ibsameera. Dhaadannooleen kaleessa ummataan Kaaba Shaggar keessatti dhageessifamaa oolan Bilisummaan Oromiyaa geesseetti, mootummaan wayyaanee nu irraa haa deemtu, wayyaanee of irraa kaasuu qabna, lafti keenya hin gurguramu, Oromiyaan kan Oromoo ti, Finfinneen kan Oromoo ti, ABOn nu haa bulchu, WBOn gaachana Oromoo ti, OPDOn hattuu dha; ummata Oromoo bakka bu’uu hin dandeessu kan jedhan.


 

(SBO – AMAJJII 24,2016) Warraaqsi Ummata Oromoo kan Fincila Xumura Gabrummaa Baha Oromiyaa Lixa Harargee keessatti kan yeroo kamii caalaatti jabaatee itti fufee jira. Guyyaa kaleessaa Amajjii 23,2016ttis ummatni Oromoo guutuutti jechuun kan danda’amu Mi’eessoo, Asabootii fi naannnolee sanatti diddaa sirna wayyaaneef qaban cimsanii mul’isaa jiran.

Keessumaa naannoo Mi’eessootti ummatni guutummaatti waraana wayyaanee fi caasaalee bulchiinsaa sirnichaa waliin lolatti kan seene oggaa ta’u, diddaan naannoo kanaa guyyaa 10ffaa akkuma qabatetti itti fufee jira. Lola waraana wayyaanee fi ummata gidduutti deemaa jiruun miidhaan humna abdii kutate wayyaaneen ummata irra gahus, ummatni keenya dargaggootaan walta’uun diddaa isaa finiinsee itti fufee jira.

Mootummaan wayyaanee gaaffii karaa nagaa ummatni dhiheeffate gara waraanaatti jijjiiruun ifatti ummata irratti lola geggeessaa jiraatus, ummatni keenya Baha Oromiyaa Mi’eessoo fi naannoo ishee of ittisuuf lolatti seenee jira. Tarkaanfii of ittisuu godhaa jiruunis meeshaalee waraanaa hidhattoota wayyaanee irraa hiikkachuun deebisee ittiin of ittisuu irratti akka argamus gabaafameera. Kaleessaa fi dheengadda qofa qawwee baay’ee hidhattoota wayyaanee irraa hiikkachuun diddaa isaa lafa qabachiisee itti fufuu dha maddeen keenya kan gabaasan.

Abdii kan kutate mootummaan wayyaanee ummata meesha maleeyyiitti meeshaalee waraanaa gugurdaa kan akka TAANKII bobbaasuun abbaa irrummaa, faashistii fi sirna nama nyaataa ta’uu isaa hojiin mul’isaa jira.

Tarkaanfii fi gochi wayyaanee Oromiyaa iddoo hundattuu ummata Oromoo jilbeenfachiisee ykn sodaachisee FXG irraa kan dhaabe osoo hin taane, caalaatti jabeessee falmaa bilisummaaf godhutti daran akka onnatu taasisee jira jechuun maddeen keenya haala qabatamaa Oromiyaa keessaa qabatamaan mul’isaniiru.


 

Amajjii 23,2016 Amboo Naannoo Waddeessa Jedhamutti Waraana Wayyaanee fi Uummata Jidduutti Falmaa Ta’een Dargaggoonni Oromoo 5 Wareegamanii ummanni 60 Ol Ammoo Loltoota Hedduun Qamanii Mana Hidhaa Amboo 03 Keessatti Dararamaa Jiru.

Amajjii 24,2016 Waddeessa(Amboo) irraa  Falmiin wiirtuu Waddeessaatti Mootummaa abbaa irree fi uummata haqa isaaf falmatu gidduutti geggeeffamaa jiru irratti dargaggooti  Oromoo armaan hedduu madoo fi Wareegama kafalaniiru.

  1.  Dargaggoo Biraanuu Gaaddisaa gaafa 23/1/2016 Ganda kaarraa naannoo guuniyaa ykn Faafama jedhamutti raasaan rukutamee wareegameera.
  2. Barataa Chuuchee Baqqaanaa Bayyansaa ganda Galan waddeessaa naannoo caffee Elemee jedhamutti rasaasaan rukutame kellaa fayyatti wal’ansa amma tokko argeetuyyuu gara hospitaala Amboo akka hin deemne karaatti duwwameera (bakka dhalootaa g Ganda Dikii)
  3. Barataa Hundeessaa Leellisaa Sirrii bakkuma Chuucheen rukutamatti rasaasaan kan rukutame yoo ta’u ( bakka dhaloo. Aanaa Amboo ganda ganjiifi gooroo horee) innilleen karaa hospitalaa deemuu dhabee rakkataa jira.
  4. Barataa Abarraa Sisaayee Hayilee bakkuma armaan olitti ibsametti rasaasaan kan rukutame yommuu ta’u (bakka dhalootaa Ganda Galan waddeessaa)
  5. Dargaggoo ammaaf maqaansaa nun qaqqabne akka malee miidhaa karaa Aanaa bakkee mana yaalaa qaqqabsiisuudhaaf gateetti uummataan baatamee deemee jira!

Kana malees namoonni 60 ol ta’anis qabamanii waajira poolisii Aanaa Amboo kan magaalaa Amboo ganda 03 tti dararamaa jiru kan sababa reebichaatiin miidhaan cimaan irra gahes wal’ansa dhabanii haala yaaddeessa keessa jirachuu Qeerroon gabaase.

Wallagga Aanaa Jaarsoo Keessaa Dargaggooti Oromoo Lolotoota Wayyaaneen Qabamanii Bakka Geeffaman Hin Beekamu Jedha Gabaasi Qeerroo.

Dasalenyi Alamaayyoo

Amajjii 23,2016. Barattooti Oromoo dargaggoo Solomoon Sobbooqaa fi Dasaaleny Alamaayyoo Loltoota Wayyaaneen Aanaa Jaarsoo Wallaggaa irraa qabamanii bakka buuteen isaanii hin beekamu.

Dasaleeny Alamayyoo namaa yeroo hedduuf mana hiidhaa wayyanettii dararama turedha A.LH ttii bara 2003 magaalaa Jaarsootii alabaan ABO hidhamee ture bara sana dhimaa alabaan wal qabate dararama heddunn irraa ga’a ture jira, ammos FXG Amajjii 23,2016 gaggeefameen wal qabatee loltoota Wayyaaneen qabamee bakka buuteen isaa hin beekamu.


Mootummaan Itiyophiyaa Wayyaaneen Wallaggaa Bahaa Waamaa Hagaloo Keessatti Barattootaa fi Jiraattota Nagaa Hidhuu fi Dararuu Itti Fufe.

Amajjii 24,2016 Yeroo ammaa kana Barattoonni digadamii lama mana hidhaa ykn karchallee Wallaggaa Bahaa jaatoo naqamtetti yeroo argaman Barattoonni sadii fi qonnaan bultoonni lama humna tikaatiin achi buuteen isaanii dhabame.

Barattoota keessaa

  1. Caalaa Bantii Nagarii
  2. Misgaanuu Addunyaa Bantii fi
  3. Dassaalenyi Eebbisaa yeroo ta’an,

Qotiisaan bultoota lama  kan hidhattoota isaanii turan uumataaf aantummaa agarsiiftan maqaa jedhuun hidhannoo hiikkachiisuun erga qabanii kan ukkamsan Baatilee Warqinaa Biluu fi Tasfaayee Warqinaa obbolaa lamman yeroo ta’an, Obbo Baatileen umurii ijoollummaa isaatiin waraana dargiin hirmaachise irratti qaama hir’uu kan ta’aniifi dhukaasanii qal’aa kan kutan waan ta’eef, wayyaaneen uummata daguuguuf karoora waan qabduuf namoota tarkaanfii ishee deebisuu malanii fi hawaasa biratti dhaga’aman dhabamsiisuun uummata shororkeessuuf badii dalagame ta’uu qeerroon addeessee jira

The PAFD extends its most sincere gratitude to the EU Parliament in general and to those who were the sponsors of the Ethiopian resolution, including members from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and Greens/European Free Alliance (G/EFA) of the EU parliamentary groups in particular.

The resolution the European Parliament has adopted on 21 January 2016 offers great support to the millions oppressed in all parts of Ethiopia and gives them courage for a better democratic and just future.The multitude of committed genocides and unfolding atrocities in Oromia, Ogaden, Gambella, Sidama, Omo, Benishangul and other parts in Ethiopia will continue, unless the international community takes some urgent practical measures to stop them. The Ethiopian government has often ignored international calls for remedy of its human rights violations, knowing that there would be no follow up or significant repercussions. In 2007, for example, the UN called for an urgent investigation into the Ogaden war crimes and crimes against humanity. However, the Ethiopian government embarked on an all-out campaign of extermination and collective punishment of civilians in the region and the international community looked the other way. Similarly, the killings in Gambella and Sidama, as well as those in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) were also condemned by the international community, while the regime shrugged its shoulders and continued its massacres and curtailment of all democratic rights, while being rewarded with more money under the pretext of development.

History has shown that development at the expenses of democratic rights has ended in disasters and grave consequences. The Ethiopian situation is much more complex than other areas which aggravates the matter further because of unresolved historical injustices.

The PAFD calls upon the UN, AU and EU to follow up to their own resolutions and send independent commissions of inquiry to look into the massive human rights allegations that have been and are being perpetrated by the Ethiopian government against the civilian population and take appropriate measures to stop any further acts. All types of Ethiopian security forces must immediately withdraw from Oromia, Ogaden, Gambela and other areas into their barracks.

The PAFD calls upon all peoples in Ethiopia to stand together and act in unison against the atrocities committed by the regime, in order to regain their denied rights to democracy and true self-determination.

Issued by The Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)

January 23, 2016

OFFICE OF PRESIDIUM

 


Breaking news: there has been reports of heavy gun fire exchange in Waddessaa area near Ambo since yesterday


(Oromia Press) — There has been reports of heavy gunfire exchange in Waddessaa area near Ambo since yesterday. Particularly localities such as Haro-Xirro, Wadessa-Galan, Xulle are said to be like war zones. Civilians have been trying to escape the fighting. Residents in nearby districts confirm Agazi special forces have been moving into the area in tens of cars since the night before yesterday. It is not clear who they are fighting or firing at as network in the area is down. Source claim the clash might have been caused when the army tried to disarm local government militia suspected of being disloyal. The conflict is said to have been intensified today and heavy casualties are feared. The military has prevented ambulances that tried to reach the area from nearby towns.

Kaleessarraa kaasee naannoo Waddeess (Aanaa Amboo) keessatti lolli cimaan deemsifmaa akka jiru odeeffanoon nu gahaa jira. Keessattuu bakkoota akka Haroo-Xirroo, Waddeessa-Galaan, Xullee fi kkf keessa dubbiin jajjabduu akka taateedha.Jiraatonni qarqara Amboo jiran dheengadda halkan humni Agaazii konkolaataa hedduun garasitti socho’aa akka bule ni himu. Garuu eenyurratti dhukaasaa ykn eenyuun wal dhayaa akka jiran mirkaneeffachuun nu dhibee jira. Lolli kan eegale yeroo Agaaziin milishoota mootummaa naannawa sanii hiikkachiisuuf yaaletti ta’uu hin oolu shakkiin jedhus jira. Lakki qonnaan bultootumaan wl haleelaa jiranis jedhama. Ambulaansii garas deemuuf yaalti Agaaziin darbuu dhoowwee jira. Network naannoo sanii cufaadha. Gama dandeenyeen qorannee dhugaa jiru isiniif gabaasuuf ni yaalla.


 

Waadaan Dargaggootaa Hojii Irra Oolee,Uummanni Oromoo Gibira Mootummaa Wayyaaneef Kafaluu Didee Baadiyyaalee Keessaa Ergamtoota Arihaa Jira.

Har’a Amajjii 23,2016 Akkuma beekamu ajjeechaa,hidhaafi dararaan hammaatuus qabsoon cichoomina gaafatti jedhu dargaggoonnii fi qonnaan bultoonni aanaa Amboo wiirtuu waddeessaa. Akkuma beekamu sirna awwaalcha gootaa fi Gara kuteetti Abdaataa Olaansaa irratti wayyaaneen ajjeechaa fi duguuggaa sanyii ilmaan Oromorratti xiyyiffate fiixaan gahachuuf mirgii reefu lafaa baatu qeerroo Leencoo Dinqeessaa. Galafaachuun isaa ni yaadatamaa Sirna awwaalcha leencoo irratti uummanni kumaatamaan lakka’amu bayee waadaa(irbuu) armaan gadii qeerroodhaan seenaanii gargar bahani.Ani gaafan irbuu sana dhagahu ni dhuguuma jedhee hin yaanne irbuu ulfataa ture. IRBICHIS AKKAS TURE

1, Har’abooda ilmaan keenya ajjeesanii reeffa isaanii yeroo fidan callisnee harkaa hin fuunu.

2,Gibira ilmaan keenya ajjeesuuf raasaasni ittiin bitamu bifa kamiinuu hin kaffalla.

3, Qarshii maaqaa dhaaba soba kan aangoo homaa hin qabnee buusii miseensummaa jedhanii nu saaman kamuu hin kaffallu.

4,Kana booda wayyaaneen ganda keenya keessa akka hin gulufneef karaa itti cufnaafi kakulee hedduu walii galanii gargar bahan.

KANA FIXAAN BAASUUF Gandaata kudha arfan wiirtuu waddeessaa jala jiran keessa gandoonni #Qullit,Galaan Waddeessaa fi kaarraa gaafa amajjii 20/2016 gara waajira gandaa deemuu har’aa kaastani gibiras ta’ee galii humna Wayyaanee cimsu kamiyyuu nun gaafatinaa wajira kanas cufaa deemaa jedhanii itti himan jarris akka diduu jennaan manattiin akka lammaffaa hojiif hin oolletti murtii wal fakkaataa gandoota sadanitti fudhatan guyyaa kanas dhadannoo ajaa’ibaa fi sirboota ajaa’iba sirbaa oolan gargar bahani!

Waadaa kana boodaa duubatti hin deebinu jedhus walii galanii gargar bahini.Akkuma amalasaa Wayyaanee sochii kana dhaamsuuf amajjii 22/2016 konkolaataasaa fudhatee itti qajeele;gaafa isaan darban uummanni akkuma nama hin arginee callisee ilaale isaanis gulufanii Ganda kaarraa gahan sana booda uummata walitti waamanii nama ganda kana barbadeesse baasaa, gibara kaffaluu diddanis kaffalAa jedhanii dursisuuf yaalini leenconni Oromoo ganda kanaas isunuu baha ganda kana keessa biyyi abbaa qaba warra hirmii faana haasaa’uu hin dandeenyu nuuf isin hamma guutuun mirga Oromoo kabajamutti walii galuu hin dandeenyu jedhaniin adda irraa bahan.

Sana booda uummanni tokkuma tokkoon gara manaatti qajeelee osoo xiqqoo hin turiin meeshaa manaa qabu fudhatee dacha’e sana booda jarri makiinaa kaafattee baqatti qajeelte uummannis dukaasa irra dhaabe iyyi lafa nyaate jarri kun kolaataa dhaan baqattus uummanni biraa hafuu didee dura goraa jechaa ganda Galan Waddeessaa kaafachuun hanga Ganda Dikiitti ari’e gaafa ganda Dikii gahan magaalaa Amboo irraa humni biraa dabalatee dhufus dhumatti moo’ichi kan uumataa ta’ee naannicha irraa baqatanii bahanii jiru.

” Hin Hafu Nin Dhufa” Wallee Warraaqsaa Sabboonaa Artist Joorj Abbuush

 

OMN: Oduu Oolmaa (Oolmaya) Oromiyaa amajjii 22,2016

OMN: Oduu Gaggabaaboo (Angafoota) Oduu Oolmaa (Oolmaya) Oromiyaa amajjii 22,2016

Gabaasa Hiriira Mormii Hawaasa Oromoo Xaaliyaanii(Amaji.22,2016)

 

Bulchiinsii Yuunibarsiitii Amboo Mirga Barattoota Oromoo cabsuun Barattoota Oromoo Dootsisuu,Barnoota Irraa Arii’uuf fi Hiisisuuf Qajeelama TPLF Irraa Fudhate Barattoota Oromoo Barbaadaa Jira.

12522933_1548993262083382_6009153603471822300_nGaafa Amajjii  19,2016 Bulchiinsii Yuunibarsiitii Amboo Mirga Barattoota Oromoo cabsuun Barattoota Oromoo Dootsisuu fi Barnoota Irraa arii’uuf hidhatti galchee dararuuf qajeelfama Mootummaa Wayyaanee Rawwachiisuu qofaaf jedhee Barattoota Oromoo 16  hatattamaan barbaada akka jiruu Beeksiisa Amajjii 19,2016 baaseen Beeksisee jira. Barattoota Oromoo kana irratti rakkoon tokkoo bakka fedheetti iyyuu irra ga’ee yoo argamee Itti Gaafatamaan Mootummaa EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO fi bulchiinsaa yuunibarsiitii Amboo ta’uu Sabboontootni fi uummatni Oromoo akeekkachiisan.

Barattootni Oromoo beeksifnii irratti Ba’ee hatattamaan barbaadamaa jiran maqaan isaanii kanneen armaan gaditti argaman kana:

1.Barataa Olaanaa Waaqoo.
2. Barataa ,Liibaan Dhangi’aa.
3, Barataa Abdii ejjetaa

4. Barataa kiisii Hinkoosaa
5. Barataa Firoomsaa Geetahuun
6. Barataa Tokkummaa Tuulii
6,Barataa Waaqumaa Gosaa
7,Barataa FIraanbar Nugusee
8,Barataa Gammachiis Booranaa
9,Barataa Gammachiis Qananii
1  Barataa Hiinaaftuu lammaa
12,Barataa Firaa’ol Namarraa
13, Barataa Gammachiis Hayilee
14, Barataa Gamachuu Amanuu
15,barataa Natiree Tasfayee
16, Barataa Daani’eel Mokoonnoon kanneen jedhaman irraatti beeksiisa diinummaa maxxansuun attattamaan barabaadamtuu jechuun barattoota Oromoo irratti Shororkeessa jiraachuun abbaa irreef fumaata tokko illee kan hin qabne ta’uun ibsame jira.

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/22/omn-oduu-ama-21-2016/

OMN: Oduu Amma Nuhe, Amajjii 21-2016

 

Amajjii 21/2016 Warraaqsii Dargaggoota Oromoo Hojii Dhuunfaa fi Dafqaan Bultootaan Magaalaa Finfinnee keessatti Waraana Oromiyaa keessatti ilmaan Oromoo ajjeesaa turee, Ayyaanaa Cuuphaa irratti hiriiree uummata gooluuf dhaabbatu FXG’n dura dhaabbachuu abaatee itti fufe

Amajjii 21,2016 Warraaqsii FXGn Dargaggoota Hojii Dhuunfaa fi Dafqaan Bultootaa Oromoon Magaalaa Finfinnee keessatti Ayyaana Cuphaa irratti Waraana Wayyaanee Oromiyaa keessatti Yakka Waraanaa Rawwachaa jiruu dura dhaabbachuun eegalame daran Jabaachuun itti fufe!, Uummata Ayyaana Cuuphaa Ayyaaneffachuuf baee Poolisootni Wayyaanee Dargaggoota Oromoo irratti Kutaa magaalaa Finfinnee Yakkaa Daandii gara Laga Xaafootti geessuu bakka Karraa jedhamutti dhukaasa baneen Magaalaan Finfinnee sochii dargaggoota Oromoon raafama keessa seente Walitti buinsi guddaan Poolisoota dhalootaan Oromoo taanii fi Tigirootaa gidduutti dhalateen Ayyaanni cuuphaa gara Fincilaatti jijjiraame, Poolisootni dhalootaan Oromoo taaan ilmaan Oromoo hanga qabeenyaa fi namarraan midhaa gahaa hin jirreetti Sagalee diddaa waan Dhageesisaaniif reebuu fi irratti dhukaasuu hin qabnu jechuun waan didaniif poolisoota gidduutti walitti buinsii uumamuun bakkuma Ayyaanaa Cuuphaa kanatti Utuu uummatni ilaaluu Poolisiin Tigiree tokkoo fi Poolisiin dhalootaan Oromoo tokko wal qabachuun wal reebuun, uummatni fi Daraggaggootni gara Poolisii Oromoo goruun Poolisii Tigiree reebuun akka achii ariian madden ijaan arganitu nuuf gabaase. Goototni Dargaggootni Oromoo Wallee Warraaqsaan Haalaan ABO,Oromiyaa fi Goototota dargaggoota Oromoo barakana Warraaqsarratti wareegaman faarsuun hin hafuu gumaan barattootaa keenyaa Beenyaa yabeenyaa hin haftu gumaan barattoota keenyaa, Sifaan Lolaa ABO narra hin gortuu, dargaggoon Oromoo kaatee bosona hin galtuu fi dhaadannoo Oromiyaa, Bilisummaa, Walabummaa , abbaa biyyummaa barbaadna jedhuu sagalee guddaan dhageesisan, Sochii kana dhaabsisuuf poolisiin Federaalaa Finfinnee yaalii guddaa wayita gochaa jiruutti walitti buinsii uumamee Dargaggootni oromoo hedduun poolisootaan reebamuun namootni 15 ukkanfamuun kan qabamanii hidhaman yoo tauu, dargaggootni Oromoos boodarra tarkaanfii of irraa Ittisuu fudhachuun poolisoota hedduu dhagaan tumuun konkolaataa poolisotaa lama dhagaan hojiin ala gochuun warraaqqasii jabaachuun itti fufaa jira, gabaasaan itti fufa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayyaanni Cuuphaa Magaala Finfinnee Keessatti Gara FXGtti Jijjiramee Oole,Gootonni Qeerroon ABO Faarsuun Diddaa Isaanii Dhageessifataa Turan.

https://videopress.com/v/pEcmj4Yg?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0Ayyaanni Cuuphaa Magaala Finfinnee Keessatti Gara FXGtti Jijjiramee Oole Amajii 20,2016 guyyaa ayyaana Cuuphaa jedhamee biyyattiitti kabajamee jira.  Ayyaanni oromiyaa guutuu keessatti  gara Fincilaatti jijjiiramuudhaan FXG gaggeeffamaa oolee jira. Addatti
1.    Magaala Finfinnee kutaalee garagaraa keessatti uummanni haala mijawaa argatuun dhaadannoo isaa dhageesisaa oole. Uummanni lafa jiruu
ayyana sababeessuun wal argee oole WBO fi ABO faarsaa oolee jira. waraabbiin asirratti argamu kan kutaa magaala Finfinnee keessaa Saarisitti daandii gubbaatti bahuun ija diinaa dura dhaabbachuudhaan dhaadannoo dhageesisaa oolaniiru. Bakka  hedduutti uummanni Oromoo ayyaana kana irratti argame ayyaanicha guutummaan guututti gara FXGtti jijjiiree oolee jira.
2.    Naannolee godina addaa Oromiyaa keessatti ilmaan tigrootaa Oromoo irratti dhaadatan kannen mootummaa isaanii deggeran irratti uummanni
tarkaanfii garagaraa adeemsisuudhaan adabee jira.  Ayyaana kana irratti magaalota naannowaa oromiyaa keessaa baasuun ilmaan tigree bakka oolmaa dhabsiisanii jiru.  Uummanni tarkaanfii wal fakkaataas adeemsisee jira.
3.    Godinaalee oromiyaa garagaraa keessatti ayyaana kanaan wal qabsiisuun FXG asdeemsifamee jiruun dargaggoonni hedduun qabamuun
dhagayamee jira. shawaa lixaa kanneen akka Amboo irratti dargaggoonni bahanii akka ayyaana kana irratti hin hirmaanne humna waraana
Wayyaanetiin dhorkamanii jiru. Magaalotaa kanneen biroo keessatti humna waraana wayyaanee ariyuudhaan ayyaanicha gara fincilaatti
naanneessuun uummanni FXG itti fufee ooleera. Qonnaan bulaa fi dargaggoota hedduu irratti hidhaan adeemsifamee jabaatee itti fufee ooleera.

Qeerroon Amboo Akkuma Aadaa Isaaniin Gootummaan Ayyaana Cuuphaa Sababeefachuun FXG Gaggeessuun Loltoota Agaazii Gamtaan Of Irraa Dhorkaa Oolan.

 

 

 

 

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/21/omn-oduu-ama-20-2016/


Ammajjii 20/2016 Magaalaa Finfinnee Keessatti Ayyaana Cuuphaa Sababeeffachuun Daragaggootni Oromoo Wallee Wallee Warraaqsaa fi Dhaadannoo FXG dhageesisan, Waraanni Wayyaanee Ayyaana Cuuphaa fi Dargaggoota Oromoo Shororkeessa oole!!‏

W0AAAnjgAmajjii 20,2016 Guyyaa Hardhaa Magaalaa Finfinnee keessatti Goototni Daragaggootni Oromoo Hojii Humnaa Hojjechuun of jiraachisan Ayyaanaa Cuuphaa sababeeffachuun walitti dhufuun Dhaadannoo fi Wallee Warraaqsaa Dhageesisuun Mootummaa Wayyaanee EPRDF Balaaleeffachuun ABO Faarsaan , Ayyaanni Cuuphaa kunis Sababaa Mootummaan Wayyaanee Humna waraanaa Guddaa irratti bobbaaseen uummatni Keessattuu Hordoftootni amantaa Kiristaana Ortoodoksii , nagaan ayyaaneeffachuu akka hindandeenyee fi Uummatni Waraanaan sodaachifamee Humna waraana mootummaa Wayyaanee EPRDF’n Shoroorkeessa guddaa ummatarraan ga’uun ibsame jira.

Goototni Dargaggoonni Oromoo Magaalaa Finfinnee keessatti argaman walitti dhufuun gaaffii kabajamuu mirga abbaa biyyummaa , mirga dimookiraasii fi kabajamuu mirgoota amantaa hundaa fi bilisummaa uummataa Oromoof jechaa karaa nagaa utuu mormanii wareegamaan gadda
guddaan ni yaadanna. Warraaqsaa FXG jabeessinee itti fufna jechuun Sagalee dhaadannoo fi wallee warraaqsaa dhageesisuun mormii qaban
ibsatan. Wallee Warraaqsaan Nuf jiraadhu ABO koo yaabbaa biyyaa utuun ilaaluu Oromiyaa biyyaa koo hin kennuu kanaafan iyyaa, Korma Guduruu Oromoon ABO’n gootumaa duruu , ABOn biyyaa hin gurguruu jechuun wallee warraaqsaa fi dhaadannoo ilmaan Oromoo hidhaman haa hiikaman, ilmaan Oromoo ajjeefamaniin mootummaan itti haa gafatamu jedhuun dhaadannoo Magaalaa Finfinnee fi Magaalota naannawaa Finfinnee jiran keessatti dhageesisan. Addatti Kutaa Magaalaa finfinnee Yakka jedhamuu Daandii gara Magaalaa Laga Xaafoo Laga daadhii itti baasuu bakka Karraa jedhamutti Dargaggoota Oromoo fi humna waraanaa wayyaanee poolisii federaalaa gidduutti walitti bu’insa uumameen dargaggootni hedduun Poolisii Federaalaan reebamuun gabaafamera.


Oromo Protests at the Timket (Ayyaana Cuuphaa/Epiphany) 2016

Shammarree Oromoo Adde Biraanee Fiqiruu Mul’isaan Mana Hidhaa Wayyaanee Kibba Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Dawwee Keessatti Dararaan Ulfaataa Irra Gahaa Jiraachuu Qeerroon Gabaase.

Biraanee Fiqruu Mul’isaa jedhamti dhimma mormii MP fi FDG Oromiyaa keessattin deemamaa jiruun walqabatee godina kibba lixa Shaggar aanaa Daawootti mana hidhaa aanichatti dararamaa jirti.Kan hidhamte gaafa guyyaa 27,12,2015ti ture ergasi beellama si’aa 2irratti gaafatan yoo ta’u yeroo lachuu guyyaa 9 sagaal irratti gaafatani turan. Ammas hanga 28/1/2016tti tursisan kan akkas rawwachisa jiru immo bulchinsaa aanaa kan ta’e obboo Fayyisaa Dhaabaa jedhamu, wajjirri poolisii aanaa fi mannii murtii anichaas hojii seeraa dhisaani hojii siyaasa dalagaa jiran.

Adde Biraaneen haadha mucaa tokkoo fi hojii daldalaa irratti bobbaatee hojjetaa kan turte sabboontuu fi gootota Oromoo kan taate ta’uun beekamti.

Qeerroon Bilisummaa Magaalaa Naqamteetti Qooda Ayyaana Timqataa Gara FXG Jijjiiran.

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Har’a Amajjii 20,2016 Baha Wallaggaa magaalaa Naqamteetti Uummata Magaalattif Qeerroon Waliin ta’un “Dhala keenyaaf Haadhoo of biraa dhabaa yeroo jirrutti nuti gammachun ayyaana dabarsuu hin dandeenyu” jechuun gara FXG finiinsan walle warraqsaa kan yoomille gurra ummataa keessa hin banne (baala hadaami shaggo yaa sharritti fkkf)n geellifama ture Humni waraana kan qubsumas Naqamte godhate akkuma amala ummata bittimsus akka hin dhabbanne abdii guutun hima oduun achi nu dhaqabe.

Humni Waraanaa Shororkaa Mootummaa Waayyaannee Agaazii Baha Wallaggaatti Kan Duraa Irra Daran Dabalamaa Jiru.

Amajji 20,2016
Sagalee Uummataa uukkaamsuu kan amaleeffate Mootummaan Waayyaane,har’as aangoosaatti fayyadamee FXG dhaamsuuf dhamaati ta’e
duraa fashala’uun jiraatus abdii osoo hin kuti humna waraanaa hidhannoo guutu Uummata civil keessa bittumsuutti jira Akkasuma magaalaa Naqamtee keessatti amajji 18 2016 asitti Agaazii 400 guyyaa hara’aa Amajjii 20,2016 dabalanii baadiyyaa keessa qubachiisanii akka jiran gabaasame.

FXG Oromiyaa

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FXG Oromiyaa Bakka Gara Garaa fi Magaala Naqamte Keessatti Itti Fufe.

Magalaan Naqamtees Guyyaa Har’aa FXG Itti Jira Manneen Barnootaa:-
1. Qopha’insaa naqamtee
2. Mana barumsaa Oolmà da’imanii beetel
3. Mana barumsaa sadarkaa 1ffaa fi 2ffaa Dibooraa
3. Mana barumsaa kibbaa Waachaa
4. Mana barumsaa Ask K eessaattii Mormii cimaan godhama jira. Daa’immaan heddunis gazii nama boosisun miidhamaniru. Mana barumsaa kibbaa waachaa Keessaattii dhukkasni hedduun godhama ture. Baratootni miidhamanis yaalii akka hin argannee dhorkamanii kallaattiin gara mana hidhaa naannoo dhidhessaattii geessamaniru.

#OromoProtests against TPLF Ethiopian tyranny in Waahel town near Dire Dawa, Hararghe, Oromia. 19 January 2016

Amajjii 19,2016 Dirre Dawaa Magaala Waahel Keessatti FXG Itti Fufee Jira.

#OromoProtests against TPLF Ethiopian tyranny in Waheel town near Dire Dawa, Hararghe, Oromia (picture2). 19 January 2016

 

#OromoProtests against TPLF Ethiopian tyranny in Miesso, Hararghe, Oromia . 19 January 2016.

Fascist TPLF has deployed its Liyu Police to the area and killed at least 4 people on 19 January 2016.

#OromoProtests against TPLF Ethiopian tyranny in Miesso, Hararghe, Oromia . 19 January 2016

 

 

” Kan Qaban Qabaan Guunne” Wallee Warraaqsaa Haaraa Arsits Biftuu Gadaa Gobanaa /Amajjii 2016

 

Oduu Amajjii 18,2015

http://www.siitube.com/oromoprotests-in-lemmon-town-west-shawa-residents-blocked-transfer-of-prisoners-from-local-jail-t_1eb37135e.html

Gochi suukkanneessaan shamarran Oromoo sadii godina wallagga lixaa magaala Najjoo keessatti mana nama dhuunfatti waraana Wayyaaneen irratti fudhatamaa jira‏

Hidhaa fi gochi safuu cabsee fi suukkanneessaa saroota wayyaaneetiin uummata oromoo irratti gahaa jiru daran jabaatee itti fufe jedhu
Qeerroon godina wallagga lixaa aanaa Najjoo irraa ibsu.
Har’a Amajii 18/2016 addeessutti hidhaan barattootaa fi ummata irra gahaa jiru kan magaalaa Najjoo akkuma itti fufetti tahee gocha
suukkannessaa sharammaran magaala Najjoo irraa qabaman kanneen maqaan isaanii armaan gaditti tarreeffaman waraana wayyaaneen erga qabamanii mana nama dhuunfaatti geeffamanii kaasee gocha gudeeddaa irratti raawwatanii hanga ammaatti poolisiin wayyaanee gocha kana irratti raawwataa akka jiru qeerroon gabaasee jira. isaan kunis
1. Ayyaantuu Malaakuu
2. Guddee Gammachuu fi
3. Ayyaantuu Camaduu kan jedhaman sadan kun harkaa waraana Wayyaanee keessatti miidhamaa akka jirantu gabaafame. Mana nama dhuunfaa keessatti waraana wayyaaneen dhokfamanii haala gaddisiisaa kan dubbachuun nama saalfachiisu irratti raawwataa kan
jiran yoo tahu isaan keessaa Ayyantuu Camadu qaamni ishee hir’uu tahee cabdee akka jirtu gabaasni dhufe ibsa.
Kannen maqaan isaanii nun gahin dhabamanis eessa jiraatuu isaanii kan hin beekamne shamarran hedduu akka tahes Qeeyroon gabaasee jira.

Barattooti Oromoo Baha Wallagga FXG Itti Fufan

Amajji 18,2016
Baha Wallaggaa Qopha’ina Naqamte,
Wamaa Hagaloo
Magaalaa Moxe, Ganda Baataa,Magaalaa Qassoo,Magaalaa Killoo,Ganda Baabbaa Kofalee keessatti sochiin FXG haalaan finiinsaa turan. Akkasuma Waamaa Hagaloo Baataa keessatti kannen jalee mootummaa ta’an irratti tarkanfi ummati fudhatee madoo taasisan

Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii Abbaa biyyummaa ti hiriyoonni keenya hanga hiikamanitti hin barannu jechuun Barattoonni qophaa’inaa Moxee ka aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo FXG irra oolan

Gaafa Amajjii 18,2016, Akka gabaasi Qeerroo  ibsutti magaalota Moxee fi Qassoo keessatti alaabaan Wayyaanee erga guggubameefi qabeennaa Wayyaanee irratti tarkaanfiin fudhatamee kaase humni waraanaa aanicha goolaa akka jiru beekamaadha

Barattooti fi jiraattonni ukkaamsamaa utuu jranii ilmaan Oromoo ajjeestanii utuu qarshii gaafattanii barachuu hin dandeenyu jechuun FXG mormii dhaan sagalee isaanii dhageessisaa oolan. Dhumarratti humni waraanaa achii bittimsuu fi Barattoonni hedduun ukkaamsamuus oduun achii nu qaqqabe ifa taasiseera.

Gabaasi Qeerroo Waamaa Adaree Wallewwaan warraaqsa ciccimoo ta’anin
(Hoo baala kusa’e
DH.D.O Maal nurra ka’e
Waayyaanne maal nurra ka’e
Hoo yaa abbaa jiksa
Nafxanyaan maaf nu cunqursa
Hoo yaa abbaa daale
Diqaalicha enyummaasatan wal’ale
Hoo yaa birrole
Homaa hin qabnu kobbee malee
Hoo yaa birrole
Gabronfataadhan kajeele jechuun kan eegalan dhumarratti tarkanfiwwan qabeenyaa diinaaf basaastota,jalewaan TPLF (OPDO) irratti fudhatani Waajjiraalewwan magaalatti keessaa heddusaani barbadeessan.gadhee nama madoo taasisani akka itti fufan waadaan galan keessattu barattootni ukkanfaman hamma gaddhiifanitti,alaabaa keenya hanga fannifanutti itti fufna jedhan.

Godina Wallagaa Magaalaa Giddaa Ayyaanaa FXG.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee Barattoota Oromoo Mooraa Yuniverstiilee Keessaa Qabee Seeraan Ala Hidhe Kijibaan Dirree Waraanaa Irraan Qabe Jedheen Mana Murtii Irratti Yakkaa Jira.

Amajjii 19,2016 , Barattooti kun yeroo jalqabaaf 24 ka ta’an yoo ta’u,amma barattoota shan kan himataa jiru yeroo ta’u, adeemsi heeraa fi Seeraa kan hin eegamneefi maqaa Oromoo fi ABOtiin yakkamanii murna bicuu TPLF Tigiraayin humatamaa jiru. Barattooti kun amma mana yaalaa dhirkamuun,baay’ee kan miidhaman yoo ta’e illee haamileen oromummaa isaanii mana hidhaa maa’ikelaawwi fi Qilinxootiin utuu hin cabin mana Murtii Wayyaanee kanatti sodaa tokko malee uffata aadaa Oromoo uffatanii dhiyaatan

Himatamtoota Wayyaanee kana keessaa Barataa Magarsaa Warquu dhukkubaa fi dararaa irratti raawwatameen baay’ee hubamee kan jiru yeroo ta’u, Afaan Wayyaanee abbaa alangaa ka ifiin jettu himata irratti dhiyeessite gocha isaanii akka hin taane ibsaniiru.

Nimoonaa(Abbabaa) Urgeechaa yaada gartuu himatamtoota Abbabaafaa jedhaman kana irraa yaada Abbaa Seeraaf dhiyeessan ” maaster pilaaniin finfinnee itti himatamaa jirru mootummaan naannoo Oromiyaa uummati kan itti hin amannee waan ta’eef hojiirra hin oolu aantummaa uummata Oromootiif qabu nan mirkaneessa ” erga jedhee midhaa ga’e jedhuuf mootummaan naannoo Oromiyaa itti gaafatama haa fudhatu nuunis himanni keenya mootummaa federaalaan ilaalamuun hafee gara mootummaa naannoo tti nuuf haa deebi’uu ” yeroo jedhan abbaan seeraa garuu karaa qaama ilaaluu dhiyeeffachuu dandeessu nuun garuu qorannoo seeraa keenya addaan hin kunnu himata isinitti dhiyaateef guraandhala 14-16tti ragaa faccisaa akka dhiyeeffattan jechuun galmicha cufe

  1. Barattooti kun,Abbabaa (Nimoonaa)Urgeechaa   Haromaayaatti Barataa Injinrerii
  2. Magarsaa Warquu Barataa seeraa waggaa 5 ffaa Yuunibarsiitii haromaayaa
  3. Addunnaa Keessoo Barataa Adaamaa Yuunibarsiitii
  4. Bilisummaa Daammanaa Yuunibarsiitii Adaamaa

 Yeroo ta’u, wabii kuma kudhaniin alaa kan dhiyaate, Mo’iiboon Baqqalaa Garbaa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaatti Barataa public health waggaa lammaffaati

https://youtu.be/xU6ppYDrKHo


 

OMN: Oduu. 17, 2016

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ama. 16, 2016


#OromoProtests: Ethiopian Protesters Endure Brutality and Censorship Amid Land Struggle

Global Voices, 15  January 2016

https://globalvoices.org/specialcoverage/ethiopian-protesters-endure-brutality-and-censorship-amid-land-struggle/

Oromia: OromoProtests Endure Brutality and Censorship Amid Land Struggle

 



 

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ama. 15, 2016


 

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

 

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

OMN: Gabaasa Hiriira Mormii Hawaasa Oromoo New York

 

OMN: Gabaasa Hiriira Mormii Hawaasa Oromoo New York

 

https://www.spreaker.com/user/8507098/rally-of-the-oromo-community-organizatio?autoplay=1


 

 

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

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

 

QOPHII ADDAA

Hiriira Mormii Hawaasni Oromoo Biyyoota Awurooppaa Waajira EU Belgium Brussels fuulleetti Taasisan.(Amaj 15,2016)

Hiriira Mormii Hawaasni Oromoo Biyyoota Awurooppaa Waajira EU Belgium Brussels fuulleetti Taasisan.(Amaj 15,2016)


Baha Wallaggaa Waamaa Hagaloo Guutummaan FXG Haalan Jabaatee Itti Fufee Jira.

Amajjii 16,1,2016
FXG kan godinota Oromiyaatti qabsiifamee jiruun,tibba kana TPLF fi
OPDOn raafama guddaa keessa seenurra darbani waan dubbatanille harka waldhahaa jiraachuusaa ibsa isaani giddu kanatu dhugomsa Warraqsa Baha Wallaggatti ka’e jiru dhaamsuuf hoggantoonni godinichaa Kalessa gara Waamaa Hagalootti kan bobba’an ta’ulle daran FXG akka finiinuuf karaa saaqe waan hin yaadin kan isan mudate gaaffiin uummata naasise gaaffilen kunnin
1,barataa keenyaaf dargagota keenyatti bu’urra dura nu ajjeesaa
2,master plan dhabneerra jettanii wawwaatanis gaaffiin uummata Oromoo kan hundee achuma jira waan ta’eef nuti mootummaa keenya dhaabbachuu barbaadna ABOn nu haa bulchu.
3,erga gaaffiin barataa sirri ta’ee maa ajjeefatu,maa hiitu maa shorokeesitoota jettu?akka keessan qe’e nama deemee enyuun ajjeese
isinu jirtu kan nu jalatti ol adeemaaf qaro qabeeyyi dagugdan jechunwal-ga’icha diigan

OMN: Oduu Ama. 14, 2016


 

Mootummaan Wayyaanee Barattoota Oromoo Yuniverstii Jimmaa Irratti Gocha Suukkanneessaa Raawwataa Jiru Irratti Dabalee Har’a Dhukkaamsuu Eegale.

Amajji 16,2016)
Barattoota Jimmaa Yunibarsiitirraa Ukkanfamani bakki buuteensaanii dhabame kan maqaan nu ga’e kana gaditti katabneerra
1,Kennaa Daammana (Seera Waggaa 5ffarraa)
2,Abdiisaa Bantii (Nurs Waggaa 2ffaarra)
3,Abram (Nurs Waggaa 2ffaarraa)
4,Bultuu Fiqaaduu (Foklarii waggaa 3ffaarraa) kanneen hafan hedduun kan jiranidha barattoota kana dhabusaanii malee essa akka ga’an hiriyoonnisaan hanga har’a beekanii hin jiran

Barattooti Qophaa’ina Biiftuu,Dargee Qophaa’ina NaqamteeHiriira FXG Bahaniin “Abbaan Biyyaa Oromoo” Dha Jechuun Gootummaan Waraana Wayyaanee Dura Dhaabbachaa Oolan.

Amajjii 15,2016 Guyyaa har’aa Barattooti qophaa’ina Naqamtee fi Mana barumsaa Daargee hiriira FXG bahuun gootummaan Waraana Wayyaanee dura dhaabbachaa oolan.

Barattooti kun dhadatnoo dhageessisaa turan Oromoon abbaa biyyaa dha,walabummaa keenya barbaadna. Oromiyaan biyya Oromooti. Mootummaa keenya tolfachuu barbaadna kan jedhuun dhadhatnoo dhageessisaa turan.

Haala kanaan barattooti mana barumsaa Daargee irraa baratooti kanneen kun hidhamuu dhagahama.

  1. Faana Amalawarq Bulii
  2. Leencoo Abdiisaa
  3. Simee Tafarraa
  4. Tafarii Dhangi’aa
  5. Biqilaa Baandaa

Goota Saba Isaa Oromoof Jecha Lubbuu Aarsaa Godhe, Geeggeessaa Jaal Abdataa Abdataa Olaansaaaf/Walaloo

12540529_1510388605923143_5360242150813297572_nLeelloo Sabaatiin,

Gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa, kan jaarraa oliif ture,

Baroota hedduuf ka’ee, deebii homaatu dhabe,

Hedduun itti dhumee, hedduun itti hidhame,

Harki itti ciramee, harmi irraa murame,

Akka harree fi gaangoo takaallaan oofamee,

Faanni ilaalamee, ilkeen lakkaawamee,

Mootummaa Ixoophiyaan, gabaatti baafamee, hedduun gurgurame(2)

Hiraarri kun hunduu, waan jiruuf har’a illee,

“Kun dhaabbatuu qaba !”, jedhee eerga murteessee,

Abdataa Olaansaa falmaa kan eegale(2)

Falmaan isaa kun, falmaa dhugaa ta’ee,

Hundumaa hiriirsee diina dura dhaabee,

Onnee abbootii isaatii dhalmayaan fudhate,

Kan sodaa hin beekne, homaa irraa deebine,

Haga funyaaniitti, diina qawwee hidhate,

Bakka lixxu dhowwee, kokkee isii qabee,

Diina wat-waachise, sodaa itti naqe. (2)

Maqalee fi Finfinneetti teessumma godhattee,

Ilmaa tigrootaa shira irratti xaxxee,

Gaaffii ummata Oromoo kan dhaabdu itti fakkaatee,

Wabii fi abdii borii, Oromiyaaf egeree,

Abdataa Olaansaa qacaleetti kutte(2)

Du’a isaa dhagahee, rifatuun holladhee,

Aariidhaan waadamee, garaan na gubatee,

Inimmaan ija irraa jigee gadi na yaa’ee,

“Gootaaf hin boowani haaloo bahuuf malee,”

Geggeessaa Abdataa Olaansaaf

 

Amajjii 15/2016 Miseensoti OPDO Taanii Sirnicha Keessa jira n Keessaa Godina Lix a Shaggar Aanaa Mida a Qanyiitti Hogganaa Wajjira Dargaggoota a fi Ispoortii kan t ure Kabbadaa Qoroo C amadaa FXG Waliin Ji rta Sababaa Jedhuun Hidhame.

Amajjii 15/2016 Mootummaan Abbaa Irree Wayyaanee Ilmaan Oromoo Miseensota OPDO taanii sirnicha Keessa jiran Illee Oromummaan Yakkee Hojjettoota Hedduu Hidhaatti Guuruu Eegalee jira, Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti Hogganaa Wajjira Dargaggootaa fi Ispoortii kan ture Kabbadaa Qoroo Camadaa Oromummaan Yakkamee Mormii gaggeffamaa jiru keessatti qooda qabda jedhamuun Humna Waraana Agaaziin Ukkaanfamee Mana Hidhaa Maaikalaawwiitti darbamee jiraachuun ifa taee jira.

Dargaggoo Kabbadaa Qoroo Camadaa Bara 2005/1997 Fulduraa yeroo garaagaratti Oromummaan Hidhamee dararama kan turee fi Bara 2005 Humnootaa Tikaan qabamee Maaikalaawwiitti hidhamuun dararama guddaa keessa kan turee fi Bara 2009 Kan Gadhiifamee fi Miseensa OPDO Yoo taate malee hin jiraattu jedhamuun Miseensa OPDO baruma kana tauun Wajjira Milishaa Aanaa Midaa qanyii irratti Ramaduun akka yakka raawwatuuf dargaggoota Oromoo Aanaa Midaa Qanyii waliin walitti buusuuf shira guddaan irratti dalagamuun ni yaadatama. Boodarraa dargaggoota biratti fudhatama qabaachaa gaafa inni dhufuu, Shakkii guddaa keessa galuun waajjira Milishaa irraa kaasuun Wajjira dargaggoof Isport irratti ramadamuun utuu hojjechaa jiruu, Sochii Warraaqsaa FDGfi Mormii Master Pilaanii Finfinnee keessatti qooda qabda jedhamuu Humnoota agaaziin Ukkaanfamee kan mana hidhaatti darbamee jiru tauun saaxilame, kana Malees Kaabinootni Aanaa Midaa Qaanyii, Calliyaa, Aamboo, GINcii, Jalduu, Xuuqur Incinnii, Gindabarat, Adaaaa Bargaa, Meetaa Roobii, Mogorii fi Dandii hundii rakkoo ilaalchaa qabduu, Fincila mootummaa irratti gaggeeffamu keessa harka qabdu jedhamuun hidhamuuf Doorsifamaa jiraachuun ibsame jira!!

Gubachuu alaabaa fashist Waayyaanneen wal qabatee magaalaan QASSOO har’a dirre waraanaatti of jijjiirte

Ammajji 15,2016
Baha Wallaggaa Waamaa Hagaloo Magaalaa Qassoo keessatti dheengadda marsaa 3ffaaf kan eegale FXG hanga har’atti ummanni jabinaan injifatnnoo  galmeessaa kan jiru yoo ta’u,har’a amajji 15,2016 humna waraana uummata magaalattif baadiyyaa keessa tamsaasun kannen alaaba guban baasaa jechuun ummata dararaa kan jiru yoo ta’u hidhattoota baadiyyaas magaalaas meeshaa (qawwee) harkaa fuchuuf dhaadata kan itti bobba’e yoo ta’u gad ba’uuf ol galuun nutti ulfaate jechuun oduun achi as qari’e ifomsa.gabaasa guutuf walitti deebina

FXG Wallagga Naqamte Keessatti Itti Fufe

Amajjji 15,2016
Baha Wallaggaa Magaalaa Naqamtee Keessatti Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromootiin itti fufe kaleessa gara cabsoo kan eegalan dhaadannoo osoo hin baratin qorumsa fudhachuu hin dandeenyu jedhuu kan eegalan
qeerroon barattootaa Qophaa’ina Naqamtee har’as itti fufuuf akka eegalaniin humna waraanaa hidhannoo guuttatee jiruun kan bittinfaman ta’us akka itti fufan wal hubachiisaniiru

Amajji 15,2016
Baha Wallaggaa Aanaa Nuunnuu Qumbaa Magaalaa Nuunnuu keessatti BBB haalaan hojirra oolunsaa nii yaadatama.
ji’a kana keessas barattoota magaalichaaf naannooshee yeroo hogantonni mana barumsaaf hoggantoonni aanaa “kottaaa qorumsa fudhadhaa”
jedhanitti “waan baranne waan hin qabneef qoramuu hin dandeenyuu” jechuun hokkora cimaa dhaqabsiisaa jiru

Magaalaa Naqamtee keessatti Barattoonni Qophaa’inni Naqamtee FXG Aakkuma Itti Fufanitti Jiru “Humni waraanaa dhaqaa gala nugaggeessu duuba nu hin deebisu.hanga bilisummaa gonfannutti qabsoo keenya itti fufna”jechuun sagaleen ala har’a galgala galmasaanitti sa’a 5:40tti magaalaa Naqamtee keessa hiriira tokkoon osoo walirraa hin citin sodaa tokko malee daandi konkolaata qabatanii FXG bifa haaraa ta’een osoo namas ta’ee kmkolaata wal gidduu hin baasin tokkummaan gaggeessaa turan. Humni waraanaa konkolaataan dubbatta waan jedhan fakkaatv yeroo hidhata guutuun bukkee deemaa turan.

Wallagga Horroo Guduruu Keessatti Abbootiin Seeraa Akka Baratooti Mana Kiraayeffatee Hin Teenye Murtii Dabarsan.

(Amajji 15,2016)
Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaa Aanaa Amuruu keeysatti hogantoota Aanaatin murtiin barattoota FXG kaasuu danda’uu jedhamanitti mana akka hin
kireessinee murtiin kenname.

Bule ka’ee mala itti FXG Fashalsu barbaaduuf(soquuf) kan hin ciifne jala deemtonni TPLF Horro guduru Wallaggaa Nannoo Amuru jedhamtu
keessatti abbooti mana magaala qaban hundinu akka mana barattoota qaroo qabanitti akka hin kireessine guyyoota darban muraasa keessa
murtii jabaa kennan.

JimmaAmajjii 15,2016Warraaqsii Fincila Xummura Gabrummaa (FXG) Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Daran Jabaachuun wal qabatee Mootummaan Wayyaanee waraanaa of harka qabu waraana guddaa Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa keessa qubsiisuun barattoota Oromoo dararuu itti fufe.
Tarkaanfiin hammeenyaa Mootummaa Faashiistii kanaan nurratti fudhatamaa jiruu sochii mirga keenyaafi biyya keenyaaf falmachaa jirruutti dachaan kan nu jabeessuudha jedhu goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimma.

https://youtu.be/wxXCrgrymD8

OMN: Oduu Ama. 14, 2016

OMN NEWS, JANUARY 14, 1016. #OromoProtests

OMN: Oduu Ama. 14, 2016


Oromo protesters ‘do not trust OPDO statement’

IBTimes UK, 14 January 2016

 

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/addis-ababa-master-plan-oromo-protesters-do-not-trust-opdo-statement-1537946


Humni waraana Wayyaanee godinoota Oromiyaa keessatti tarkaanfii bineensummaa isaa akka itti fufetti jira.

Amajjii 15,2016 Sibuu Siree

Guyyaa kaleessaa Wallaggaa Bahaa Aanaa Sibuu Siree magaalaa cingii keessatti hiriira barattoota irratti lubbuun nama tokkoo kan darbee yeroo ta’u, godinuma kana Aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo magaalaa Moxee keessatti mana nama dhuunfaa Galataa Diinagdee jedhamu cabsanii seenuun

Haadha manaa nama kana garmalee reebuun du’af jireenya gidduutti argamti Ilmi Obbo Galataa   Misgaanuu Galataas Humnoota tikaatiin ukkamfamee jira Yeroo amma kana tarkaanfii ambulaansii humna waraanaa deddeebiftu fi qabeenyaa TPLF irratti fudhatameen dargaggoonni. Aanichaa mana hidhaatti guuramaa jiru
Caalaa Bantii
Misgaanuu Galataa
Galataa Dinagdee
Fi kanneen maqaan nun qaqqabin heedduun harka diinaa keessa jiru Kanaan dura barnooti hidhaman guyyaa mana murtiitti dhiyaatan uummati aanichaa wajjin ba’uun nama ragaa sobaa irratti ba’u ilaalla jechuun barattoota hedduuf da’oo ta’anii kan jiran yeroo ta’u, uummati Oromoo bakka marattuu dawoo waliif ta’uu akka qabu dhaammatna.

Wallagga Magaalaa Najjoo Keessatti Har’a Amajii 14/2016 Dhukaasni Barattoota Irratti Dhuka’aa Oole. FXG Jabaatee Itti Fufe.‏

Amajiii 14,2016 Najjoo
Gaaasa Qeerroo Wallagga lixaa magaala Najjoo irraa Har’a barattootni mana barumsaa qophaayinaa magaala Najjoo, mana barumsaa Abdiisaa Aagaatti FXG ka’een humni waraana Wayyaanee dhukaasa banuun uummata bakka jiruu dammaqsuunis gara fincila barattootaatti hirmaachisee oole.

Akka gabaasni kun addeessutti har’a sa’a booda magaalaan Najjoo dirree lolaa taatee oolte. Uumataa fi humna waraana agaazii gidduutti lolli gaggeffamaa oole. Magaalaa Najjoo fi hangaa Goriitti uummanni daandii cufuudhaan dhaadannoo sagalee guddaadhaan dhageesisaa oole. Mootummaan wayyaaneen ammaa kaasee nun bitin jechuun dhaadachaa oolan.Qaama mootummaa wayyaanee magaala Najjoo keessaa
baasuun waajjiralee fi manneen jireenya diinaa fi ergamtuu irratti uummanni tarkaanfii adeemsisee jira. FXg har’a magaala Najjootti
gaggeeffameen barattootni hedduunis miidhamanii jiru, Dhibbaan barattootni lakkawaman ukkaamfamanii jiru. Barataa fi uummanni qonnaan
bulaan baadii keessaa fottoqee FXG kanatti hirmaachuun diina afaan qabsiisanii jiru. Haala qaawwaa argameen humni waraana Wayyanee
barattoota ukkaamsuun beekame, Injifannoon keenya jechunis uummanni ABO fi WBO faarsaa akka oole gabaasni Qeerroo irraa nu gahee jiru ibsa

OMN Oduu Oolmaa:Oolmaya Oromiyaa Amajjii 13, 2016

Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (SQ) Amajjii 13. 2016


Amajjii 14/2016 Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Baakkoo Tibbeetti warraaqsi FXG Daran Jabaachuun itti Fufee, Mootummaan Wayyaanee raafama seene jira.‏

Baakkoo TibbeeAmajjii 14,2016 Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Baakkoo Tibbeetti warraaqsi FXG Daran Jabaachuun Uummatni fi Dargaggootni Qeerroon Oromoo Gamtaa isaa jabeessuun warraaqsaan Mootummaa Wayyaanee OPDO ergamtuu Uummata Oromoo ficcisiisaa jirtu jalatti jilbeeffannee hin bulluu jechuun Dhaadannoo Qabsoon hanga bilisummaatti Mirgi hiree murteeffanna keenyaa fi Mirgootni Dimookiraasii fi Namummaa uummata Oromoof haa kabajamuu, Angawootni Wayyaanee Uummata nagaa irratti waraana ajajuun uummata siivilii ajjeesisaa jiran Angoo gadhiisuun seeratti dhiyaachuu qabu, imaan oromoo jumlaan hidhaatti guuraman haalduree tokko malee hidhamtootni Oromoo hundi sababaa Oromummaa fi Siyaasaan hidhaman hiikamuu qabu jechuun FXG Oromiyaa godinaalee cuifa keessatti jabaatee itti fufe jira.

Abbaan Qabsoo fi Lafa keenya Saamamee Nuuf Deebisiisuuf ABOn Dhufaa Jira Jechuun Jiraattotni Arsii Lixaa aanaa Kofalee Ganda Goofan Giraa Gaaffii Kaasaa Jiru‏

Amajjii 14, 2016
Uummanni oromoo yeroo ammaa ifatti bahee Wayyaaneen nun bitin abbaan biyyaa lafa jira jechuun sagalee isaa dhageesisaa jira. Diinni uummata Oromoo, TPLFn kana gurra isaan dhaga’aa jira. FDG/FXG baatii lama dura eegale abbaan qabsichaa fi adda durummaadhaan qajeelcha kenun qabsoo kana karaa qabsiisee jiru dhaaba keenya ABO tahuu daa’imaa hanga maanguddootti waan beekamaa tahee jiruudha. Oromiyaa naannolee magaalota hedduutti
– Daandiin cufamee dhaadannoon dhageessifamaa jiru kan wal fakkaataa ABO/WBO faarsu yoommuu tahu sagalee tokkoon uummanni mootumma
Wayyaanee hin feenu, wayyaaneen nun bitin, OPDOn sobduu fi hattuudha uummata oromof hin dhaabbane jechuun itti fufee jira
– Akka gabaasni Arsii Lixaa irraa nu gahaa jirutti kaleessa uummanni ganda kanaa walitti dhfuudhaan lafti keenya diinaaf kenname nuu
deebi’uu qaba jechuun ergamaa Wayyaanee kan sabaan Amaara tahe maasii qonnaa isaa keessa uummanni seenuudhaan ABOn dhufee lafa keenya nuuf deebisiuuf jira nuti qabsoo keenya hin dhaabnu itti fufna jechuun guyyaa guutuu sagalee isaa dhageesisaa oole kun kaleessa Amajii
13/2016 yoommuu tahu har’as haaluma kanaan Arsii lixaa onoota garagaraa keessatti FXG sagaleema kanaan itti fufee akka jiru Qeerroon
gabaasee jira. Barattootni jumlaadhaan mana hidhaatti guurama akka jiran manneen barnootaa adda addaa irraa kan gabaasni dhiyaataa jiru yoomuu tahu FXG uummataan ammas haala wal irraa hin cinneen jabeeffamee kan itti fufee jiru tahuu Qeerroon gabaasaa jira.

Aanaa Daawoo, Kibba Lixa Shaggar Keessatti Barsiisotiin Dhalootaan Oromoo Ta’an FXG Waliin Jirtu Sababaa Jedhuun Loltoota Wayyaaneen Qabamanii Dararaa Irra Jiru.

Amajjii 14,2016 Barsiisota mana barnoota Sadarkaa 2ffaa Buusaa Aanaa Daawoo, Kibba lixa Shaggar  irraa hidhamanii daraara hamaan irraa gahaa jiru:
1,Jabeessa Tufa,
2,Dabalii Oljirraa,
3,Abdallaa Kadir,
4,Darajjee(Ifabas) Alamayyo,
5,Ida’oo Qaabatoo,
6,Qalbeessaa.
 7,Durbee Chuuchuu Baacaa kan dillaa university dillaa irraa ebbifamtee kan Waajiraa Faayinansii keessatti shaayi daffisuun jiraatu illee hidhaanii daraaraa akka jiran Qeerroon gabaase.

Amajjii 14,2016 FXG Yuuniversitii Dirre Dawaa Keessatti Itti Fufee Jira.

Dirre Dawaatti barattootni FXG kaleeysa kaasan mooraa waraanni wayyaanee mooraa seenuun doormii barattoota cabsee seenun miidhaa geesise jira.
Akkasuma doormii ijoollee durbaatti ibidda qabsiisuu humni waraana Wayyaanee gocha shororkeessuumaa hojjetuun ifatti bahee jira. barattootni
mooraa yuuniversitii Dirre Dawaatti miidhanii fi hidhaman guddaa Qeeyroon gabaasee jira.

Ambootti FXG kaleeysa ka’een barataan tokko mooraa yuuniversitii Amboo keeysatti du’ee yoo argamu barattootni hedduunis midhaan irra gahaa jira. Yeroo ammaa hospitaala Ambootti barattootni hedduun midhan irra gahe yaalamaa jiru. Kaneen maqaan isaani hin gabafamin miidhaman hordoffii taasisaa jirra. FXG itti fufee jira.

Imimmaan Ummata Oromoo, galaana ta’uun, mootummaa gabroomfataa Ixoophiyaa/Wayyaanee dhiquun Oromiyaa keessaa baasee ummata oromoof: bilisummaa, nagaa fi gammachuu akka argamsiisu shakkiin tokko illee hin jiru.

Immimaan Ummata Oromoo lafatti hin hafuuDhumaa jaarraa 19ffaatti, yeroo gabrummaa Impaayera Ixoophiyaa jalatti kufe irraa eegalee,biyya abbaa isaa Oromiyaa irratti: bilisummaa,nagaa fi gammachuun jiraatuuf mirga seeraanis ta’e uumaan qabu sarbamee ummatni Oromoo inimmaan  osoo irraa hin qoorre hanga har’aa jiraataa jira. Bara Minilik Oromiyaa weeraree ummata Oromoo miliyoona shan fixe; hedduu ammo harkaa fi harma muree fafeesse, Oromoon miliyoonni shan gadi hafee kanneen dhumaniif inimaan buusee kan dhiise qofa osoo hin taane, inimmaan isaa guyyaa tokko gabroomfataa dhiqee Oromiyaa keessaa akka baasu osuma inimmaan buusuu illee raagaa tureera. “Guyyaa itti diinni biyya keenya irraa buqqa’ee ilmaan keenya nagayaa fi gammachuun keessa jiraatan ni dhufa” jechuun kan Roobaa Bultum raage, Minilik ummata Oromoo miliyoona shanii, kan harki 70 dardaraa fi shamarrani eerga fixee booda. Kan yeroo san Roobaa Bultum raage, ummata Oromoo shanyi duguuginsa  irraa hafaniif ;akeeka ittiin qajeelfaman, hawwii fi abdii bilisummaa ta’ee hanga har’aatti itti fufee jira.

Dhumaatii Oromoota miliyoona shaniif, inimmaan Oromoon yeroosi buuse fi garaan yeroos madaawe: sabboontota, qabsaawota fi gootota Oromoo hedduu Oromoof waan dhalcheef, akeeka Roobaa Bultum hojiitti fasaruuf sochiin itti fufe. Jilchee fi sodaachisee bituuf, Minilik ummata Oromoo miliyoona shan yoo duguuge illee, ilmaan Oromoo dhumaatii irraa hafan inimmaan isaanii haqatanii, haaluu bahuuf murteeffatan, biyyaa bortaan/ afaan qawweetin saamaman afaan qawweetiin deebifachuuf falmaa ittii fufanii mootummoota Haayile Sillaasee fi Dargii aangoo irraa folqolchuu  keessatti qooda olaanaa qabaataniiru.

Inimmaan ummatni Oromoo bara Minilik fi Haayile Sillaasee buuse, kufaatii Haayil Sillaaee kan fide ogguu ta’u, inimmaan ummatni Oromoo bara Dargii buuse fi garaan isaa gubate ammoo aarii fi haaloo cimaa keessatti dhalchee ummata kana qabsoof kakaasuun kufaatii Dargiif sababa guddaa kan ta’e qofa osoo hin taane, waraanni Dargii, Ardii Afriikaa keessatti tokkooffaa ture yeroo gabaabaa keessatti baqee akka dhabamu godheera.

Har’aan tana, guutuu Oromiyaa keessatti, iji ummata Oromoo inimmaan roobsuun diimatee fi garaan isaa illee gubatee onneen gar-malee bokoktee aariin guuttee jirti. Har’aan tana, guutuu Oromiyaa keessatti, dhiigi ilmaan Oromoo dhangala’aa jiruu fi ummati Oromoo akka sareetti qeyee isaa irratti ajjeeffamaa jiru  haaloo/gadoo hamaa ummata Oromoo keessatti uumee jira. Ummatni Oromoo, yeroo kamuu caalaa, nagaa fi gammaachuu kan  isa dhorkate Mootummaa Gabroomfataa Ixoophiyaa/Wayyaanee akka ta’e gaarii godhee hubatee jira. Inimmaan ummata Oromoo: fincila Raayyaa fi Daawwee, Fincila Baalee, Gaaffii bilisummaa Oromooti: Dhihaa, Bahaa fi Walakeessaa gaafatan, fi  Waldaa Maccaa fi Tuulumaa, biqilchee kufaatii Haayile Sillaaseen ogguu xumuramu; gadda isa mudateen, inimmaan iji ummata Oromoo bara Dargi roobse fi garaan  gubate ammoo Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo dhalchee mootummaa Dargii   kuffisuu irratti qooda olaanaa akka taphate, gochaa: faashistummaa, shanyi duguuginsaa fi saamichaa har’aan tana mootummaan Ixoophiyaa/ Wayyaanee: daa’imman, ijoollee egeree Oromiyaa ta’an, jaarsaa fi dubartii ulfaa fi qabeenyaa Oromiyaa irratti raawwaata jiruun  inimmaan guutuu Oromiyaa keesstti ija ummata Oromoo keessaa roobaa jiru,  qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo fi walabummaa Oromiyaa kan Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo geggeessaa jiru kan cimsee itti fufsiisu qofa osoo hin taane, galaana ta’ee  mootummaa gabroomfataa Ixoophiyaa/wayyaanee Oromiyaa keessaa dhiqee baasuun, ummata Oromoof: bilisummaa, nagaa, badhaadhinaa fi gammachuu akka argamsiisu shakkiin hin jiru.

Leelloo Sabaa. 13/1/2016

 

Previous messageNext messageBack to messages Amajjii 13/2016 Warraasii FXG Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Haalaan Jabachuun Mooraa Main Campus keessatti itti fufe

Amajjii 13/2016 Warraasii FXG Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Haalaan Jabachuun Mooraa Main Campus keessatti haalaan itti fufe, Waraannii Wayyaanee Dhukaasaa guddaa barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa irratti Banuun Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa dirree Waraanaa fakkeesse jira,

  Waraannis Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmatti olguuramuun Doormii barattoota illee cabsuun seenuun barattoota Oromoo goolaa jiraachuun ibsame jira  Mooraan Yuunibarsiitiin Jimmaa  Waraanatti jijjiramee fakkata Dhukaasni wal irraa hin citiiin loltoota wayyaaneen Dhukaafama jira. Gabaasaan itti fufa…

      Mootummaan Naannoo Oromiyaa OPDO’n  Ibsa haqamuu Master Pilaanii Finfinnee fi labsii magaaloota oromiyaa erga karaa TV Oromiyaa dabarste irraa eegaluun Godinaalee Oromiyaa fi Dhaabbilee Barnoota Olaanoo keessatti Warraaqsii FXG ‘’ daran jabachuun itti fufuun Mootummaan gaaffii dhugaa fi Mirgaa utuu gaafachaa jirruu, Waraana  Oromiyaa irratti Labsuun Yakki Duguuginsa Sanyii Uummata Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa jira. Kanaaf aangawootni biyyatti bulchaa jiran aangoo uummataaf gadi lakkisuun seeratti dhiyaachuu qabu,  OPDO’n  kaleessa torbee sadii dura Midiatti bahuun Mootummaa EPRDF waliin ta’uun Uummata Oromoo irratti waraana labsuun yakka Duguuginsa sanyii rawwachuun, har’a  immoo media kaleessa ittin Waraana Labseen  ‘’Maaster Pilaaniin Finfinnee fi Labsiin Magaaloota Oromiyaa kaafameera, Dogoggora keenya  ta’uu hubanneerra, jechuun uummatatti dhiigaa uummataa fi lubbuu uummataatti qoosuun, dhiiga uummata Oromoon harka dhiqachaa dubbachuun hedduu nama gaddisiisa.qoosaan kun daranuu  uummata  dheekkamsiisuun FDGtto uubbata bakka hundaa kan jabeesse jirudha.

  Ergamtuun wayyaanee Gaaffiin Uummataa Erga sirrii fi ifa ta’uu hubattee Waa’ee uummata Oromoo 50,000 olitti lakka’amuu hidhatti guuramee jiruu fi kanneen kumootaan lakka’amani wareegamanii fi Madoo ta’anii tarkaanfiin fudhatamaa jiru daranuu Hidhaafi ajjeechaan jabaatee itti fufee jiraachuutu muldhata, Kanaafuu uummatni Oromoo falmaa keenyaa irraa duubatti hin deebinu jechuun Warraaqsii FXG daran jabaachuun bakka hundatti itti fufee jira.

Amajjii 13/2016 Warraaqsi FXG Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dawaa Haalaan Jabachuun galgala kana itti fufe,

Amajjii 13/2016 Warraasii FXG Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dawaa Haalaan Jabachuun galgala kana itti fufe, Doormiin Barattootni Oromoo itti heddumatan Doormiin maqaa Twins K jedhamuun Beekamu ibiddaan Gubate, Barattootni sadii(3) Wareegaman, Mooraan Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dawaa Dirreewaan Waraanatti jijjiramee fakkata Dhukaasni wal irraa hin citiiin loltoota wayyaaneen Dhukaafama jira. Gabaasaan itti fufa

Mootummaan Naannoo Oromiyaa OPDOn Ibsa haqamuu Master Pilaanii Finfinnee fi labsii magaaloota oromiyaa erga karaa TV Oromiyaa dabarste irraa eegaluun Godinaalee Oromiyaa fi Dhaabbilee Barnoota Olaanoo keessatti Warraaqsii FXG daran jabachuun itti fufuun Mootummaan gaaffii dhugaa fi Mirgaa utuu gaafachaa jirruu, Waraana Oromiyaa irratti Labsuun Yakki Duguuginsa Sanyii Uummata Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa jira. Kanaaf aangawootni biyyatti bulchaa jiran aangoo uummataaf gadi lakkisuun seeratti dhiyaachuu qabu, OPDOn kaleessa torbee sadii dura Midiatti bahuun Mootummaa EPRDF waliin tauun Uummata Oromoo irratti waraana labsuun yakka Duguuginsa sanyii rawwachuun, hara immoo media kaleessa ittin Waraana Labseen Maaster Pilaaniin Finfinnee fi Labsiin Magaaloota Oromiyaa kaafameera, Dogoggora keenya tauu hubanneerra, jechuun uummatatti dhiigaa uummataa fi lubbuu uummataatti qoosuun, dhiiga uummata Oromoon harka dhiqachaa dubbachuun hedduu nama gaddisiisa.qoosaan kun daranuu uummata dheekkamsiisuun FDGtto uubbata bakka hundaa kan jabeesse jirudha.

Ergamtooti Wayyaanee Gaaffiin Uummataa Erga sirrii fi ifa tauu hubattee Waaee uummata Oromoo 50,000 olitti lakkaamuu hidhatti guuramee jiruu fi kanneen kumootaan lakkaamani wareegamanii fi Madoo taanii tarkaanfiin fudhatamaa jiru daranuu Hidhaafi ajjeechaan jabaatee itti fufee jiraachuutu muldhata, Kanaafuu uummatni Oromoo falmaa keenyaa irraa duubatti hin deebinu jechuun Warraaqsii FXG daran jabaachuun bakka hundatti itti fufee jira.

 

 


 

 

OPDOn Bakka Nu Hin Buutu, Bilisummaa Barbaadna” Jedhu Gootota Barattoota Oromoo Yuniverstii Amboo Damee Awaaro Amajjii 13,2016

 

 

 

 

Baha Hararge Dadar Keessatti Hiriira Karaa Nagaa Barattooti Oromoo Bahaniif Deebiin Gara Jabeenya Lolota Wayyaanee Kana Fakkaata.

Mooraa Yuniverstii Wallaggaa Keessa Waraanni Guutee Jiru Barattoota Sakkatta’aan Rakkisaa Jira.

Amajji 13,2016
Mooraa Yunibarsiitii Wallaggaatti barataa Marmaraanii fi kanneen dhabbattummaan baratan ol galuu fi gadi bahuu isaaniitti sakatta’a daran hammaatee jira. Mootummaan Wayyaanee akkuma amalaasaani ofiyyuu yeroo shakkanitti barattoota mooraa hanga rifeensa isaaniyyuu sakatta’uun ga’a jiru.ol galuun daran nutti ulfaate,kaaffe,mana kitaabaa,launch dhaquun qawwee yeroo ta’etti mooraa keessa deemuun nutti ulfaateera. Akkasumas humni waraanaa qubsuma godhatee magaalatti keessa jirus mooratti marsani dirree waraana fakkeessaniiru.

 

 

OMN: Oduu Ama. 12, 2016

#OromoProtests continues, 12 January 2016, OMN Reports

OMN: Oduu Amajjii 12, 2016

 

https://youtu.be/MkFBsifKHcw

FXG Oromiyaa guututti itti fufee jira. Dhukaasni bakka garagaraatti dhaga’amaa jira. Barataan toko yuuniversitii Ambo irraa galgala kana wareegameera‏

Amajjii 12,2016 , FXG guutummaa Oromiyaatti wal gahee jira. Har’a akkuma beekamu yuuniversilee garagaraa keessatti haala diina sodaachisuu fi abdii kutachiisaadhaan itti oole.

1.       Yuuniversitii Haromayyaa dabalatee uummata naannootiin FXG Harargee fi naannoosheetti ka’ee jiru haalaan diina rommi’isiisee jira. Naannoo yuuniversitii Haromayyaatti qonnaan bulaan, jiraattotni adda addaa miiidhaa gurguddaadhaan saaxilaman humni wayyaanee jiraattoota naanichaa irratti miidhaa gaggeessee jira. Akkasuma barattootni mooraa yuunniversitii Haromayyaa hedduun balaa guddaan isaan irra gahee jira. Lubbuun kan darban hanga ammaa hin beekamne jedhu jiraattotni naannichaa akkasuma Qeerroon yoo gabaasu barattootni hedduun dhabamaniiru jedha. FXG naannichatti gaggeeffamaa jiru sodaa tokko malee itti fufee akka jiru gabaasaa jira.

2.       Itti fufee amma galgala kana yuuniversitii Amboo keessatti barataan tokko wareegamuu Qeerroon gabaasee jira. FXG mooraa yuuniversitii Ambotti har’a galgala kana dhowee jira. Humnoonni waraana wayyaanee magaalicha keessa buufatee jiru gara laafina tokkko malee barattoota harka qullaa irratti dhukaasa banee jira. Halkan kana magaalli Amboo weerara waraana jala jiraattus uummata fi waraana wayyaane gidduutti lolli gaggeeeffamaa jira. mooraa yuuniversitii Amboo keessa iyya guddaatu dhaga’a kana irratti dhukaasni dhuka’aa jira meeshaalee gurguddaadhaan naannichi dhuunfatamaa jirti kan jedhan Qeerroon magaala Amboo irraa gabaase.

Naannowaa Finfinnee Buraayyuutti har’a galgala kana dhukaasni darebee darbee naannoo Laga Gafarsaatii dhaga’amaa jira.

Wayyaaneen amma gara itti baatu dhabdeetti. FXG xumura wayyaanee taasisuuf oromiyaa guututti walgahee jira.

Godinaalee maratti FXG kan itti fufee jiru yoommuu tahu waraanni wayyaane gara itti goree fi ergamu dhabamee jira.

#OromoProtests continues, 11 January 2016 reports

OMN: Oduu Oolmaa/Oolmaya Oromiyaa Amajjii 11,2016. OMN January 11, 2016 News

OMN: Oduu Oolmaa/Oolmaya Oromiyaa Amajjii 11,2016

https://youtu.be/2yAVERhg1j0


 

#OromoProtests: Ethiopian Protesters Use Social Media to Bring Attention to Deadly Government Crackdown on Dissent – Atlanta Blackstar, 9 January 2016  https://shar.es/16IaqD

https://youtu.be/Jm07HXQdcfU

#OromoProtests January 10, 2016, Al Jazeera English: Holonkomi, Oromia (Ethiopia) – Security forces have killed at least 140 people during a crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Ethiopia in recent weeks, activists and rights groups say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ayAbA3gRY&feature=youtu.be

 


Godina Wallaggaa Horroo Guduruu Keessatti FXG Itti Fufee Waan Jiruuf Barsisotiin Oromoo Waraana Wayyaaneen Adamfamaa Jiru, Manneen Ummataas Caccabuun Loltootaan Saamame.

Amajjii 11,2016 Horroo Gudruu magaalaa Haratoo keessatti FXG haalaan hammaatee itti jiruun wal qabatee manneen barnootaa cufamuu irra darbee barsiisoti Oromoota ta’an isintu diddaa uummataa qindeessa jedhamanii waraanaa fi poolisoota Wayyaaneen adamfamaa jiru, isaan keessaa gariin kan sirna mootummichaa jalaa miliqanii jiranii fi kanneen barbaadaman.

1. Taajuddiin Hashiim (English teacher) preparatory school
2. Abdannaa Alamaayyoo (physics teacher) kutaa 10 ffa irraa
3. Baddiluu (civics teacher) preparatory school,
4. Abbayyaa Hammagahuu (history teacher) kutaa 8ffaa irraa.
Karaa biraa manneen jiraattota magaalaa Haratoo Agaazii fi Poolisii dhaan caccabeera. Caccabsanii eega seenaniis gaaffii tokko malee reebamaniiru.
Amajjii 6,2016 ammoo Godina Horroo Guduruutti barattootni mana barumsaa Waldoo ( elementary school) mormii dhageessisuun barumsa kan dhaaban haga har’aattis hinbaranne. Achuma Horroo Guduruu Aanaa Dongorotti dubartoota gabaa dhaqanii fi galan waraqaa eenyummaa fidaa jechuun rakkisan hidhaatti illee naqan jedhama.

Gootonni Oromoo Baha Oromiyaa FXGItti Fufan, Wayyaaneen Humnaa Ol Itti Tahee Waraana Isaa Dabalataa Gara Sanatti Guuraa Jira.

Har’a Amajjii 11,2016
Baha Oromiyatti FXG haalan jabaate itti fufeera. Deemsi FXG deemaa jiru kun cehumsa gara Bilisummaa tahuun shakkii kan hin qabnedha. FXG har’aa kana dura dhaabbatuuf mootummaan wayyaanee meeshalee gurguddaadhan waraana isaa sochoosee garagodinaalee garagaraa kannen akka Harargeetti bobbaasee jira Kaabineewwan gadndoota keeysatti uummata gooluuf bobbaasee jira.
-Milishaa fi poolisin naannoo magaalota keeysa socho’aa jiran yoo tahu bakka dhoksaa dhoksaatti uumatan haleelamaa jiru. Wayyanen FXG kana dura dhaabbatuuf sochii waraanaa daran jabeese jira. Gocha gara jabdummaas raawwataa jira. Hanga ammaatti yuuniversiti Haromayyaatti barataan 5 ol du’uun gabaafameera.
Harargee keeysatti FXG har’a kun daa’imallee kan hin qoodne mancaa fi dulaadhaan ka’ee waraana dura dhaabbatee jira.
Yuuniversitile biroo kanneen akka Jimmaa keeysatti barattota midhuuf waanni diinaan hin godhamin hin jiru. sadarkaa Boombiin barattoota irratti
darbatamuu gahee jira. Hidhaanis akkuma amala mootumama wayyaanee irraa ibsu kanatti uummata oromoo irratti jabaatee jira. Fincilli eegale
bilisummaadhaan deebi’a.


Barattooti Hedduu fi Barsiisotiin Lama Yuuniverstii Haromayaa Irraa Hidhaman.

Amajjii 11,216 ,Eda halkan irraa eegalee mooraa Yuuniverstii Haromayaa fi naannoo sanatti dhukaasi hedduu barattoota irratti banamuun mooraan Yuuniversitii lola guddaan kan weerarame fakkaata, barattooti hedduun sababaa kanaan reebamanii kaan qabamuun hidhaatti guuramaa jiru,doormiin keessa galan caccabee barattoota irraa qabeenya hedduutu loltoota Wayyaaneen samamee jira.

Haalli kun hammaatee barattoota hedduu fi barsiisotiin lama qabamanii hidhaatti geeffamanii jiu. Barsiisotiin haala kanaan qabaman keessaa.

  1. Barsiisaa  Ararsa Abera Deksisa, Barsiisaa Economics
  2. Barsiisaa Tariku Workineh Daksa, barsiisa Food Technology and processing.

Kanneen jedhamani dha.

Poolisoonni Federaalaa Wayyaanee Wallagga Magaalaa Jaarsoo Keessatti Walgahii Kaabinoota OPDOf Taasisan Irraatti Hunda Irraa Bilbila Harkaa Funaanuun Beekame.

Waajjira Bulchiinsa Jaarsoo Amajjii 11, 2016

Amajjii 11,2016 Godina Wallagga Lixaa anaa Jaarsoottii qondaaltonnii OPDO wal shakkii cimaa keessaa seenuun walgahii  galgalaa taa’uun kaabinoonni hundi bilbila harkaa isaanii harkaa sassaabamuun walgahicha akka seenan taasifame. Walgahicha kan gaggeessuu poolisoota Federaalaa naannoo biroo irraa dhufan yeroo ta’u kaabinoonni OPDO walgahicha seenan hundi bilbila harkaa isaanii harkaa fuudhamee akkasumas sakatta’amee ta’uun beekamee jira.

Walaghiin kun kan ta’aa jiru Aanaa Jaarsoo magaalaa Jaarsoo waajira bulchiinsaa keessatti.

 

Amajii 11/2016 Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaatti Mooraa Saayinsii fi Teekinooloojii Kittoo Furdisaatti argamurratti Halkan Edaa Dhukaasaa Boombii Barattootaa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa irratti fudhatameen Barattootni Hedduun Madeeffamuun Hospitala galfamani jiru.

Har’a Amajii 11,2016 Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa 

Halaa hedduu nama gaddisiisuun barattootaa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa mooraa Kittoo furdisaatti argaman irratti Yakki Waraanaa rawwatame jira. Barattootni Hedduun Madaauun duaa fi jireenya gidduutti kan argaman Hospitala Jimmaa Kutaa baqaqsanii Hodhuu galfamanii jiraachuun gabaafame. Diddaan Gootota Qeerroo Barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa kan isa yaaddeessee, fi Goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii jimmaa Gidduu kana Nyaataa Guutummaatti lagachuun uffata gaddaa uffachuun barnoota dhaabanii mormii FXG jabeessa wayita jiranitti

Mootummaan abbaa irree yakka Waraanaa sochii uummataa Oromoo fi Addatti immoo barattoota Oromoo irratti Xiyyeeffatee waraana labsee kan jiruu yoo tauu yakka Waraanaa Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa irratti raawwatamaa jiruuf Itti gaafatamaan Mootummaa Abbaa irree EPRDF tauu Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa dhaamsa dabarfatan. Yeroo ammaa kanatti barattootni Madeeffaman hedduu waan taeef maqaa barattoota madaaanii fi kanneen wareegaman illee addaa baasuun isiniif dhaamna.

The merciless fascist TPLF forces destroyed students dormitories at Madda Walabu University 9 and 10 January 2016, in  the night. Soldiers have also taken away hundreds of students on the night to unknown places.
Fascist TPLF (Ethiopia)foreces destryed university residence in Madda Walaabuu University, Oromia. #OromoProtrsts 10 & 9 January 2016

Barattooti Oromoo Yuuniverstiilee Adda Addaa FXG Jabinaan Itti Fufan,Waraanni Wayyaanees Humna Dabalataan Moraalee Yuuniverstii Weeraruun Dhukaasa Eegale.

Amajjii 10,2016 Gabaasa Qeerroo

Maddee gabaasaa Qeerroo Yuuniversitii garagaraa irraa, Yuuniversitii Madda walaabuutti FXG dhowee jiruun barattootni hedduun miidhaan irra gahaa jiru doormii isaanii keessatti cabsuun humni waraana agaazii jedhamu gocha suukkanneessaa raawwataa akka jiru irra darbee
baayeen isaanii ukkaamfamuudhaan bakkka buuteen isaanii dhabama jira.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee yeroo ammaa kanatti ilmaan Oromoo bakka namni hin arginetti geessee ajjeeessaa jiraachuun kan beekameedha kaayyoon isaa kunis barattootni kana jiilanii sodaatanii fincila dhiisu kan jedhuudha. Gochi mootummaa faashistii wayyaaneetiin raawwataa jiru kun FXG kan jabeessee argamu malee kan duubatti hin deebisne tahee jira. kanumaan barattootni dhaabbilee barnootaa olaanoo keessaa yeroo ammaa kana halkan halkan butamanii iddoo itti geeffaman dhabamaa jiru. Barattootni dhibbaan lakkaawaman halkan edaa asitti mooraa Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu keessaa dhabamanii jiran bakka itti geeffamanis dhabamee jira. Yeroo sadaffaa mooraa yuuuniversitii Haromayyaattii FXG itti fufee kan jiru yoo tahu ammas waraanni wayyaanee garasitti guuramaa jira. yuuniversitiilee Finfinnee, Adaamaa, Amboo, Wallaggaa,Bulee horaa,Aksum fi Maqalee fi  Jimmaa dabalatee barattootni yeroo ammaa kana tokko lamaan barattootni Oromoo tahan shamarranis tahe dhiirri humna waraana wayyaaneetiin butamanii bakka buuteen dhabamuun dabalaa akka dhufe Qeerroon gabaassaa jira. Walumaa gala yeroo ammaa FXG dachaadhaan dabalee itti fufee jira Oromiyaa mara keessatti.

Yuniversiti Haromayaa fi Buraayyutti Har’a Dhukaasni Wal Irra Hin Citne Ta’aa Jira‏.

Amajjii 10,2016 Amma galgala kana FXG mooraa Yuuniversitii Haromayyaatti ka’ee jiruun dhukaasni garmalee barattoota irratti dhuka’aa jira. wayita kana amalli dhukaasa banuu wayyaaneef doorisisa tahuun isaa ifaadha. Mooraa Yuuniversiti Haromayyaa qofa miti Buraayuu naannoo Maariyamii jedhamutti meeshaa gurguddaan har’a Amajjii 10/2016 sa’a booda dhuka’aa oole. Uummanni mana isaa cufate oole. Dhukaasni gurguddaan osoo wal irraa hin cinnee kan dhuka’aa ture yoommuu tahu itti fufee galgala kanas FXG mooraa yuuniversitii Haromayyaatti barattootaan ka’een dhukaasni wal irraa hin cinne ta’aa jira. amma akka odeesi Qeeyroo mooraan ala jiraate nuun gahaa jirutti galgala keeysaa sa’a 3:00 booda barattoota irratti dhukaafamaa jiraatuudha.

Waraanni warra Itiyophiyaa Wayyaanee naannoo Yuuniversitichaa meeshaa gurguddaadhaan buufatee jira.
akkana jechun Qeeyroon amma gabaasa jira.

Wallagga Bahaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo Ganda Baataa Waayyuu Keessatti FXG Itti Fufe.

FB_IMG_1452428844005Amajjii 10,2016, Abboonni keenya Ayyaantuun leeqaa Kan buufatu Naqamtee Bakkejamee irraa Hindhee gidduu gala Leeqaa dullachaa fi Jimmaa Arjoo  Achirraa Immoo Tabba ykn Tulluu Korbootti jalatti dhibaafachiisuun Luugoo waamaatti karaa Malkaa Nyaaree Dhibaafatanii  Lafa har’a Waamaa keessaa Hambachoo jedhamutti ardaa jilaa geggeessaa turan boodas “ayyaantuun keenya asi tti godaane” jechuun Hoodi warra Leeqaa Hooda Jijoo Hambachoo jedhamu Lafa Darmiidha jedhan kana Darmootti sirna waaqeffannaa duudhaa Oromoo ganamaa qabachuun kan jirtudha Darmoon.

Argamni Darmoo Wallagga Bahaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagaloo Ganda Baataa Waayyuu keessa yeroo taatu koyyaa kusaayee jedhamti!

Kunoo! Lafa seena qabeetti kana irratti dhaloonni seena qabeessi dhalate Jimaata darbe hiriira mormii sa’atii barnoota galgalaa akka geggeessan beekameera Jiraattoti gandichaa bulchitoota gandaan gurra ittiin isin dhaggeeffannu hin qabnu jechuun FXG dhageessisaniin diinatti waaroo salohinaa uffisaniiru


 

OMN: Oduu Ama. (January) 8, 2016

OMN: Oduu Ama. 8, 2016

Network Africa: 140 Killed In Ethiopian Boundary Expansion Protest — 08/01/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=080-0kiiH7w&feature=share

Ethiopia: Arrest of Respected Politician Escalating Crisis in Ethiopia

http://allafrica.com/stories/201601080054.html

Ethiopian forces ‘kill 140’ in land row over Addis Ababa expansion

http://news.yahoo.com/least-140-killed-ethiopia-protests-over-land-plan-065740622.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

Rights Group: 140 Dead in Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests

http://m.voanews.com/a/rights-group-140-dead-in-ethiopia-oromo-protests/3136423.html

 


Ethiopian forces ‘kill 140 Oromo protesters’

BBC, 8 January 2016
https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/685415147842723841

Mootummaan Ithiophiyaa Baajetteta Maqaa Mishoomaa fi Daballii Mindaa Hojjettootaaf Qabamee Ture Gara Tajaajila Waraana Agaaziif Akka Darbu Ajajaje.

Amajjii 8,2016, Hojjettoonni MMD (Madda maallaqaafi diinagdee)akka jedhanitti, miindaan hojjettoota biyyatti gara fuula duraatti hojjettoottaaf kennamu gara geejjibaa,nyaataafi uffata walumaqabaatti, tajaajila humna Agaazii Oromiyaa keessatti mootummaa tajaajiluuf waan naannessameef fuuldura kanatti miindaan hojjettottaa waanti kaffalamu waan dhibeef caasaan daballii miindaa hojjetootaa hojjetamu akka dhaabbatuuf akeekkachiisi dhorkaa isaan ga’e beekameera

Kanuma waliin odeessuma diinagdee Wayyaanee keessaa utuu hin ba’in Waajjirri MMD Wallaggaa Bahaa Bu’uraalee misoomaa maqaa jedhuun bajati qabame. gara humna waraanaatti naannessamee bajati 

  1. Fayyaa
  2. Qonnaa
  3. Barnootaa 
    Ajaja maqaa rakkoo nageenyaa Dhaaba keenya mudateen amma Dhaaba keenya cina itti dhaabbanna jechuun bajaticha gara waraanaattii deebisamuu odeessi Qeerroo Leeqaa hubachiiseera

Godina Harargee Lixaa Ona Xulluu Asab Tafarii, Bordooda fi Hirnaa Keessatti FXG Itti Fufuun Alaabaan ABO Fannifame.

Har’a Amajjii 8,2016 FXG godina Harargee lixaa ona Xulluu Asab Tafarii, Bordooda fi Hirna har’a adeemsifameen Alaabaan ABO fannifamuudhaan, kaanis qabatee hiriira bahuudhaan dirree injifannoo fakkeessee jira uummanni Harargee lixaa wayita kana. Kana dhaamsuuf humnootni wattaanee ramadamaa jiran guddaa tahanis uummanni humni kamuu haa dhufu FXG hamma Bilisummaa fi Walabummaa keenya ijaan arginutti hin dhaabnu jechuun ejjennoo isaa jabeeffatee FXG itti fufee jira. Harargee godina lamaanuu keessaa yeroo kana sodaan caasaa mootummaa wayyaanee keeessa jiru gadhiisaa akka jiru Qeeyroon gabaasee jira.

Kana malees humnoota tikaa fi poolisoota naannichaa uummata rakkisaa jiran irratti tarkaanfiin sirreessaa humnoota hin beekamneen akka irratti fudhatamee jiru gabaafame.

Godinoota Shaggar Hunda Keessatti Har’a Amajjii 8/2016 FXG Itti Fufee Jira.‏

Oromiyaa guututti FXG Amajii 1, 2016 irraa kaasee baadiyaa fi magaalaa, dhaabbata barnootaa fi amantaallee dabalachuun itti fufeera.
Haaluma kanaan har’a Amajii 8,2016 FXG Shaggar  godina 4nuutti itti fufee jira.
1. Shaggar  kabaatti aanaa Jaarsoo Tulluutti ganama obboroo uummanni bahee daandii cufee jira. poolisootni fi waraanni FXG kana ugguruuf ergaman irratti uummanni d agaadhan bahee magaala keessaa baasee jira. Sulultaa, Salaalee, Gabra Gurraachaa, Kuyyuu fi kkf keessatti FXG
adeemaa jiru hojjetaa mootummaa hirmaachisee, shamarran addatti qabsoo kana keessatti qooda olaanaa fudhachuudhaan gaggeessaa jiru, qonnaan bulaan waan qabuun ka’ee jira. barataan mana barumsaatti wal gahuudhaan FXG qabsiifame hamma galiisaatti kunoo hin dhaabbanne itti fufee akka jiru caasaan godina shawaa kaabaa gabaasani jiru
2. Shaggar lixaatti-kaleessa ayyaana tapha Qilleen wal qabatee uummanni Amboo fi barattootni yuuniversitii irraas bahanii dirreetti bahaniin
FXG gaggeeffame. Kanumaan korri bittinneessaa fincila kana dura dhaabbachuuf kaleessa Amajii 7/2016 guyyaa keessaa uummata bittimsuuf
yoo deemu uummanni fi dargaggoooni dhagaadhaan humnoota waraanaa achi deeman reebuun yeroo ammaa kana poolisiin fi korri bittinneessaan
reebicha uumataan miidhamee babbaqaqee hospitaala seenee akka jiru Qeeroon gabaasee jira. Osoo wal irraa hin cinneen har’as FXG shawaa
lixaa aanaalee maratti gaggeeffamaa jira.
3. Shaggar bahaa-aana Fantalleetti sa’a kana FXG uummataan gaggeeffamaa jira. tajaajiltootni geejibaa hojii dhaabuun gara FXGtti makamanii
jiru. Hojjetaan mootummas hojii dhaabuun har’a uummata waliin hiriiree jira. Daandiin konkolaataa amma akka cufamee jiru Qeerron gabaasee
jira. kaabinoonni wayyaanee fi poolisoonni uummata dura dhaabbatuun uummata irratti dhukaasa banaa jiru.
– Wayyaanen shororkeessaadha
– Oromiyaan ni bilisoomti
– Ni walaboofna
– Ni bilisoomna
– Abbaay Tshay bineensa nama nyaatuudha
– Oromiyaan kan oromooti
– Gibra hin kaffallu, wayyaanee hin gabbarru
– Ofiin of bulchina
– Sirna mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee ni diigna Dhadannoo har’a Fantalleetti jedhamaa oole tahuu Qeerroon gabaasee jira. Itti fufa
4. Shaggar kibbaa lixaatti manneen barnootaa guutummaan guututti cufameera. Daandiin konkolataas yeroo ammaa kanatti cufamanii
argaman. Aanaalee garagaraa godina shawaa kibba lixaa keessatti sirni Wayyaanee dhabamsiifamee ofiin of bulchuun yeroo itti gaggeeffamaa
jiruudha. FXG oromiyaa wal gahuudhaan kan iti fufuudha.

6. Ammajjii 8,2015 warraaqsii Fincila xummura Gabrummaa Godina Kaaba Shaggar(Godina Salaalee) Aanaa Warraa Jaarsootti jabaachuun Itti fufe, Ganama irraa Eegaluun daandiin Konkolaataa bakkoota hidduutti cufamaa jira, Waraanni Wayyaanee uummataa gooluuf fiigaa jiruu daandii cufamee banuuf hedduu rakkachaa jiraachuu Maddeen Qeerrooo Bilisummaa Oromoo Tulluu Milkii gabaasan.

FXG Matahaaratti Amma Gaggeeffamaa Jira, Uummanni Kaabinoota, Ergamtoota Diinaa Irratti Tarkaanfii Fudhataa Jira

FXG godinaalee Oromiyaa fi naannolee biroottis akkuma itti fufetti jira.  Matahaaraatti FXG Har’a Amajii 8,2016 Bulchiinsa magaala Matahaaraa sa’a kanatti reebamee miidhaan irra gaheera.
Bulchitootni aanichaa marti uummataan reebamee jira. Manneen bulchitootaa fi waajjiraaleen mootummaa hunduu gubataa jiru.
Akka odeessi amma nu gahe ibsutti uummanni keenya ijoollee isaa waliin bahee amma mootummaan wayyaaneen nun bulchuu, barri gabrummaa
nurraa haa gahu, barataan keenya mana hidhaa keessa jiru haa gadhiifamu, dararamnee hin jiraannu mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee
gabroonfataadha, waraanaaf hin jilbeenfannu, jechuudhan amma dhaadannoo dhageesisaa jiru. Uummanni qe’eetti hin hafne kaabinoonni
wayyaanee uummataan reebamaa jiru kaan ammoo lubbuu isaanii baafatanii baqataa jiru. Poolisiin dhukaasa bane baqate. FXG itti fufa!

Amajjii 7/2016 Goototni Qeerroo Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimma Warraaqsaa FXG jabeessuun Guyyaa Har’aa NYaata Lagachuun Itti Fufa

Amajjii 7/2016 Goototni Qeerroo Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimma Warraaqsaa FXG jabeessuun Guyyaa Har’aa NYaata Lagachuun IttiFufan. Diinaan Ajjechaan Jumlaa, Ukkamsaan Hidhaa fi Hiraarsii fi Waraannii Uummata keenyaa Mirga keenyaaf falmachaa jirruu irratti labsamee utuu nurratti rawwatamaa jiruu Ayyaaneffachuu, Nyaachuu fi Dhuguuf Sammuun keenyaa Nuuf Hin Eenyaamne, Bilisa Taanee Dhalannee Bilisummatti jirrachuu haqatnee guyyaa ajjeefamaa, hidhamaa fi gaaffii keenyaa deebiin dhibee ukkamsaan nurratti raawwatamaa waan jiruuf Guutummaatti nyaata dhaabnee mirga keenyaaf falmannee Wareegamuuf murtii gonee jechuun diddaa isaanii itti fufan.

OMN:News, January 7, 2016

OMN: Oduu amajjii  7,2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/08/omn-oduu-amajjii-72016/

OMN: Qophii addaa Amajjii (January) 7,2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/07/qophiiaddaa-amajjii-72016/


EU called emergency meeting for Monday to discuss the unrest in Ethiopia & the dire case of the Oromo people

Breaking‬ news! ‪Sources from European External Action Service (EU Foreign and Security Policy Branch) has indicate that European Union will convene a meeting to discuss Ethiopia with regard to ongoing ‪#‎OromoProtests‬ on January 11 (Monday) 2016. Representatives from all 28 EU member countries will attend the meeting. Fascist TPLF juntas representatives have not been invited to the meeting.Gamtaan Awurooppaa(European Union) walgahii hatantamaa waa’ee dhimma Oromoo irratti guyyaa wiixataa, 01/11/2016 waamuu beeksise!Waa’ee Oromoo irratti walgahii akkasii waamuun yeroo jalqabaa ta’us, Gamtaan Awurooppaa gochaan duguuggaa sanyii mootummaan woyyaanee ummata oromoo irraatti gaggeessaaru akka daraan isaan yaaddesseefi falmitootni mirga dhala namaa kan Akka Amnesty International walgahicha irraa qooda akka fudhatan beekameera.INJIFANNOON UMMATA OROMOOF! Falmattu malee Adunyaan dantaa kee hin qabdu..

#OromoProtests, Participants of study seminar from USA and other Philipino friends show solidarity with Oromo Student protest going on in Ethiopia here in Manila. ‘Injustice any where is injustice every where.’ 7 January, 2016.

China Town Manila, Philippines. Credit: Asefa M.Wakjira, Green Movement through social network.

 

#OromoProtests, Philipino friends show solidarity with Oromo Student protest going on in Ethiopia here in Manila. 7 January, 2016.

 

#OromoProtests, Asabot ( West Hararage) Jan 7, 2016.

 

#OromoProtests, Asabot ( West Hararage) Jan 7, 2016.



 

Goototni Qeerroon Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Warraaqsq FXG jabeessuun Guutummaatti Nyaata Lagachuun itti fufan‏

Amajjii 7/2016 Goototni Qeerroo Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimma Warraaqsaa FXG jabeessuun Guyyaa har’aa nyaata lagachuun itti
fufan Goototni ilmaan Gootaa Barattootni Oromoo yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa mirgi keenyaa sarbamee; ajjeefamaa hidhamaa fi ukkanfamaa jirra . Gaaffii mirgaa karaa Nagaa gaafanneef yakkii ulfaata dhala nama irratti hin dalagamne Uummata Oromoo irratti Mootummaa EPRDF nurratti rawwatamaa jiruu Haala sheen iyyuu Sochiin Keenya Duubatti deebisuu hin danda’uu jechuun utuu Haala kanaan jirruu hiree ayyaanaa gannaa nyaanee dhugnee dabarsinuu hin qabnuu jechuun Guyyaa har’aa guutummatti nyaata Lagachuun uffata guddaa uffachuun Mormii isaanii jabeessuun itti fufan.

#OromoProtests, Jimma University students boycott food at Gena celebration in cafeteria. 7 January 2016#OromoProtests, Jimma University students boycott food at Gena celebration in cafeteria. 7 January 2016. p1


Government urged to raise abuses despite risk of damaging ties

Front Line Defenders says Ireland slow to raise concerns with countries such as China and Ethiopia.

Irish Times, 6 January 2016.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/government-urged-to-raise-abuses-despite-risk-of-damaging-ties-1.2487092#.Vo2-VL1DIMA.twitter


 

OMN: Oduu Ama. 6, 2015

OMN: Oduu Ama. 6, 2015

Qeerroon Oromoo Biyya Ingilizii Magaaaa London Keessatti Gootota Oromiyaaf Falmaa Jiraniif Sagalee fi Irree Ta’uuf Jecha Halkanii Guyyaa Dhaa Tumsa Muldhisan.

http://m.voaafaanoromoo.com/a/oromo-protests-continued-in-wollega-hararge-bale/3134032.html


 

OMN: Oduu Ama.(January) 5, 2016

OMN: Oduu Ama. 5, 2016

 

#OromoProtests, Chari Jarso school, Sibu Siree District, East Wallaggaa (Oromia), January 5, 2016

#OromoProtests, Chari Jarso school, Sibu Siree District, East Wallaggaa (Oromia), January 5, 2016

 



#OromoProtests, 5 January 2016, Nurses and Medical Doctors in Asallaa (Oromia) Say NO to master plan and mass killings.

#OromoProtests, 5 January 2016, Nurses and Medical Doctors in Asallaa (Oromia) Say NO to master plan and mass killings.


 

Godina Wallaggaa Bahaa Aanaa Waamaa Hagalootti kan dhalate Barataa kolleejjii barsiisotaa Mattuu tti Barataa waggaa jalqabaa yeroo ta’u, Humnoota tikaa Wayyaaneetiin magaalaa mattuu keessatti torbee tokko dura ukkaamfame

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Daraje Tsegaye Kitaba, Oromo teenager, kidnapped by TPLF (Agazi) forces on 26 December 2015. His whereabout is unknown. He is from Central Oromia (Xiqur incinni).

Mucaan kun Muddee 26 bara 2015 agaaziin  ukaafame hangaa har’aati gara inni jiru hin beekamu. Maqaan isaa Daraje Tsegaye kitaba jedhama. Lixa shawwaa, annaa xuqur incinnii irraati.

Daraje Tsegaye,Oromo teenager, kidnapped by TPLF (Agazi) forces on 26 December 2015. His whereabout is unknown

 


 

OromoProtests:  5 January 2016 in Awaday,  E Hararge, Oromia students at all levels ( elementary to preparatory) have have walked out of school informing school administrators they will not return until the military leaves school compounds, arrested students are released, those who killed students brought to justice. Students who come out of town have returned to their villages.

 

 



Amajjii 5 Bara 2015, Awwadaayii, Hargee Bahaatti Barattoonni sadarkaa hundaatu ( elemantarii hamma piripaaratorii) barnoota dhaabuun gara maatii isaanii deemanii jiran. Hamma waraanni mooraa mannaan barnootaafi araddaalee keessa bahuu, gaafiin ummataa deebi’uu, warri hidhame hiikkamuufi warri nama ajjeese seeraan gaafatamuu hin dachaanu jechuun bulchiinsita manneen barnoota hubachiisaanii jiran.



 

#OromoProtests, Masalaa town, West Hararghe, Oromia. 5 January 2016.

Amajjii 5 Harargee Lixa magaalaa masalaa keessaati fincilli xumura garbummaa itti fufee jira.

#OromoProtests, Masaala town, West Hararghe, Oromia. 5 January 2015.#OromoProtests, Masaala town, West Hararghe, Oromia. 5 January 2015. p1

 

 

Amajjii 4, 2016 Gootonni Qeerroon Oromoo Wallagga Magaalaa Waayyuu Tuqaa Keessatti FXG Itti Fufan!


OMN: Oduu Amajjii 4,2015

 

 


Dargaggoon Fixqaaduu Shuumataa Waaqtolaa Adamoo Wayyaanee Jaalaa Nagaan Miliqe.

Dargaggoon Fiqaaduu Shuumataa Waaqtolaa baatii Sadaasa 2015 keessa FDG Wallagga magaalaa Madiitti gaggeeffame keessatti hirmaachuun dhadatnoo mirga namoomaa fi mirgoota saba Oromoo kaasu dhageessisuun barattootatti onnee horee nama turedha, dhadatnoo isaan booda suuraaleen inni gaafas ka’e marsaalee hedduu keessatti faca’uun Oromoota biyya alaa fi keessa jiran qalbii hortee akka ture beekama.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee dargaggoo kan barbaacha olii fi gadi kaataa yoo turte iyyuu dargaggoon kun gargaarsaa fi tumsa qabsaawota Qeerroon deggeramuun biyya ollaatti akka bahu taasifamee jira. Kanneen keessattis qoodi qabsaawota ala jiran qabanis guddaa dha.


Barruuleen Waamicha Fincila Xumura Gabrummaa Wallagga Gimbii Keessatti Faca’uu Irraan Loltooti Wayyaanee Jeeqama Seenan.

Amajjii 4,2015  Magaalota Oromiyaa mara keeysatti yeroo kana waraqaan garagaraa bittimfamaa jiru. Halkan Amajii 3/2016 Wallagga lixaa magaala Gimbiitti waraqaa bittimfame buleen loltooti Itiyophiyaa Wayyaanee nagaa dhabdee bulte. Magaala Gimbiitti waraqaan bittimfame Barnootni Bilisummaa Booda kan jedhu guutumma magaalattii keessatti kan faca’e bule yoommuu taahu har’a waraanni Wallagga lixaa irra buufatee jiru daran olii gadi kaata oole.

Wallagga lixaa, Qellem Wallaggaa, wallagga bahaa fi Horroo Guduruutti FXG har’a barattoota, hojjetoota mootummaa fi qonnaan bulaa dhaan jabaatee oole, Qellem Wallaggaa aanaa Anfillootti qonna bulaan, barataan wal tahun haleellaa waraana wayyane irratti banen aanaa Anfilloo keessa baasee jira.Wallagga bahaatti maagaala Sibuu Siree mana barumsaa sadarkaa 2ffaatti itti fufee oole.
Loltooti Wayyaane guyyaa har’aa Oromiyaa keessatti akka maraatuu tahuun oolte. Daandiin konkolaattotaa magaalota hedduu keeysatti addaan ciccitee oolee. Dhaabbilee barnoota yuuniversitii keeysattis FXG haala onnachisan ganama irraa kaasee itti fufee ooleera.
Yuuniversitii Adaamatti barattootni hedduun lakkaawaman humna waraana Wayyaaneen qabamani ukkaamfamani jiru. Dhukaasa wayyaaneen barattoota irratti banen barataan lubbuun darbes kan jiru yoo tahu ammatti maqaan isaa kan hin gabaafamne Qeerroon mooraa yuuniversitii Adaamaa irra gabaasee jira.

Amajjii 04,2016 Ficilli Xumura Gabrummaa Wallagga Aanaa Anfilloo Magaalaa Muggii Keessatti Itti Fufee Oole,Barattooti Hedduun Reebamanii Jiru.Manni Barnootaas Cufame.


 

Godinaaleen Bahaa Oromiyaa fi Kibbaa Bahaa Oromiyaatti Warraaqsii FXG Itti Fufee Jira.

 

Amajjii 4,2015, Godinaaleen Bahaa Oromiyaa fi Kibbaa Bahaa Oromiyaatti warraaqsii FXG uummata Oromoo fi dargaggoota Oromoon
Aanaawwaan godinaalee Harargee Bahaa fi Lixaa keessatti jabaachuun itti fufe, Godinaalee Harargee Bahaa Aanaa Qobboofi, Dadaritti
warraaqsii haalan jabaachuun daandiin konkolaataa uummataa fi dargaggootaan Qobboo irratti haalan kan cufame ta’uun ibsame jira.
Ittuma fufuun Godina Harargee Lixaa aanaawwaan kanneen akka aanaa Habroo Magaalaa Galamsootti humnootni Agaazii Wayyaanee Abbaa Seeraa Aanaa kana kan ta’ee Obboo Tasfayee Tolaa kan jedhamuu halkan mana galmaa isaa cabsuun Shugguxii isaa fi Qabeenyaa isaa saamamuun gabaafame, Wajjiirri mana murtii Aanaa Habroos tajaajila dhaabuun
gabaafame jira.

 

Amajjii 4,2016 Godina Wallaggaa Magaalaa Shambuu fi Magaalaa Madii Keessatti Ficila Xumura Gabrummaa Ka’een Manneen Barnootaa Qophaayinaa Guutummaati Cufaman.

Har’a Amajjii 4,2016 Godina Wallagga Bahaa Magaalaa Shaambuu keessatti kan argamu mani barnoota qophaa’inaa guutummatti cufamee jira.Mormii barattoonni kaasaniin wal qabatee ijoolleen shamarran Oromoo lama waraana Wayyaaneen waan butamanii ukkaamfamaniin barattooti guutummaatti dhadatnoo dhageessisaa turanii mana barnootaa cufanii gara maatii isaaniitti deebi’aa jiru.Barnooti bilisummaa booda jechaa dhadataa akka turan Qeerroon gabaasa.

Gama biraan Godinuma Wallagga lixaa magaalaa Mandii keessatti barattooti Oromoo warri hidhaman haa gadhiifaman dhadatnoo jedhuun mormii guyyaa har’aa ka’een wal qabatee waraanni wayyaanee magaalicha goolaa waan jiruuf barattooti guutummaatti mana barnootaa cufanii maatiitti deebi’aa akka jiran gabaafame.


 


**NEW** Ka’i Ka’i #OromoProtests (2016)


 


OMN: Gabaasaalee adda addaa Oromiyaa irraa nuu dhaqqaban. (Amajjii 03, 2016)

OMN;Gabaasaalee adda addaa Oromiyaa irraa nuu dhaqqaban.( Amajjii 03,2016)

 


 

 

#OromoProtests, 2nd round: Tulo district residents of Rakatafira Village (West Harararge) staged protest. 3rd January 2016

Amajjii 03 bara2016, Goodina Harargee Lixaa aanaa Xuulloo ganda Rakkataafuraatti Fincilli Xumura Gabrummaa eegaleera.

Tulo district residents of Rakatafira Village (West Harararge) staged protest. 3rd January 2016

 


#OromoProtests continues, on 3rd January 2016 at Ambo University Waliso Campus.

Barattoonni Amboo Universitii, Kampaasii Walisoo mormii fi gadda obboleewwan isaanii kan wayyaaneen dhumaniis nyaata lagachuun yaadatan.

#OromoProtests continues, on 3rd January 2016 at Ambo University Waliso Campus.


 

#OromoProtests, students in Shashamene Say No to the Master Plan and the Mass Murder, 2nd January 2016

#OromoProtests, students in Shashamene Say No to the Master Plan and the Mass Murder, 2nd January 2016

The main road connecting  Finfinnee with Eastern Region ( Harar, Dire Dawa, Jigjiga) has been closed at various villages near Hirna. 2nd January 2016, #OromoProtests

Daandin Finfinnee irraa baha biyyatti geessuu naannawa Hirnaatti araddaalee hedduu keessatti bifa kanaan cufamee jira, Amajjii 2, bara 2016

The main road connecting Addis Ababa with Eastern Region ( Harar, Dire Dawa, Jigjiga) has been closed at various villages near Hirna. 2nd January 2016, #OromoProtests

#OromoProtests in Najjo, Western Oromia, 2nd January 2016

 

#OromoProtests in Najjo, Western Oromia, 2nd January 2016

 

#‎OromoProtests‬: Students abandoning Dilla University as death toll from attacks reaches at least 5. 2nd January 2016

#‎OromoProtests‬ students abandoning Dilla University as death toll from attacks reaches at least 5. 2nd January 2016


 

 

#OromoProtests continues, on 2nd January 2016 at in Tulu Dalo Village, Suude District ( Arsi).

Amajjii 2 bara 2015, Godina Arsii Suudee Tullu Daaloo haala kanaan  wayyanee balaleffatan.

#OromoProtests continues, on 2nd January 2016 at in Tulu Dalo Village, Suude District ( Arsi)

 

#OromoProtests, Malka baldho, E. Hararghe, 2nd January 2016

 

#OromoProtests, Malka baldho, E. Hararghe, 2nd January 2016

 

#OromoProtests: Youth in Burka Dhimtu ( East Hararge) say No to TPLF’s Master Plan and t Mass Murder. 1st January 2016

#OromoProtests, Youth in Burka Dhimtu ( East Hararge) say No to TPLF's Master Plan and t Mass Murder. 1st January 2016

 

Eritrean Soccer Team In Melbourn ,Australia Global Solidarity With Oromo Students and People, 2nd January 2016

Eritrean Soccer Team In Melbourn ,Australia Global Solidarity With Oromo Students and People . 1st January 2016

 

#OromoProtests: Students of Rift Valley University Gulale Campus Say No to TPLF Master Plan and Mass Murder, 2nd January 2016

#‎OromoProtests‬ students of Rift Valley University Gulale Campus Say No to TPLF Master Plan and Mass Murder. 2nd January 2016

 


OMN 2nd January News

OMN:Oduu Amajjii 02,2016


OMN: Oduu (News) Amajjii (January)1, 2016

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2016/01/01/omn-oduu-ama-1-2016/

 OromoProtests 2nd round continues January 1, 2016: Fichee (Salaalee), Shambuu, Dire Dawa city (LegaHarre High school), Sibuu Siree, Rift Valley University Gulale Campus,  Burka Dhimtu ( East Hararge), Gimbi


Buraayyu Naannoo Kattaa Jedhamutti Ficilli Xumura Gabrummaa Har’a Itti Fufee Oole.

Har’a Amajii 1,2016 barattootni mana barumsaa Sadarkaa 1, Sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qophaayina dhaadannoo
-Barri Biliusmmaa gahe
-Mootumma abbaa irree nu ajjeesaa jiru aangoo irraa nuuf haa bu’u
-Waraana wayyaaneef hin jilbeenfanu
-Gumaa barattoota keenyaa ni basna
jechuun ganama irraa kaasanii dhaadannoo dhageesisuun yeroo amma kana Buraayyuu naannoo Kattaa jedhamee wamamu humna waraana federaalaa guutamee jira.
Uummanni barataa bira dhaabbatee jira. Daandiin konkolaataa Burayyuu keessa kutuu hoomaa waraanaa fi poolisiitiin kan guutamee jiruudha.
Barattootni kaan hidhaatti guuramaa jiru kaan ammoo tokkummaadhaan Bilisummaa faarsaa jiru. Amma sa’a naannootti sa’a 10:00 irraa kaasee FXG Buraayyuutti barattootaa fi uummataan gaggeeffama jira.



 

Oromia:Statement of Qeerroo Bilisummaa and Union of Oromo Students on the Ongoing ‘Revolution to Culminate Slavery’ (RCS)

Oromia:Statement of Qeerroo Bilisummaa and Union of Oromo Students on the Ongoing ‘Revolution to Culminate Slavery’ (RCS)


 

 

Hanna Doja, Oromo child, 7 years old, 1st grade student in Kombolcha town, Horroo Guduruu, Oromia. Attacked by fascist Ethiopian regime forces ((Agazi) on 31st December 2015.
The Agazi are armed recruits from rural Tigray, TPLF’s rocky homeland. The Agazi are uneducated fascist forces trained from young age to hate, attack and kill people of non Tigray nationalities

 

Hanna doja. Oromo child, 1st grade student in Kombolcha, Horroo Guduruu, Oromia. Attacked by Ethiopian regime fascist forces on 31st December 2015

Read more on Reports on OromoProtests in Nov./Dec. 2015 at:-

Oromia: #OromoProtests: Gabaasa FDG/FXG Oromiyaa

Oromia: #OromoProtests: Gabaasa FDG/FXG Oromiyaa



 

Oromo: Wallee Tokkummaa Guyyaa WBO February 14, 2016

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Wallee Tokkummaa Guyyaa WBO Nairobi 2016

Oromo children’s books keep once-banned Ethiopian language alive February 14, 2016

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Odaa Oromooafaan

 

Oromo children’s books keep once-banned Ethiopian language alive
Melbourne woman Toltu Tufa launches publishing company to print teaching resources for Oromo, a language forbidden under Haile Selassie

, The Guardian, 13 February 2016

 

Toltu Tufa
Toltu Tufa, right, created posters and worksheets for her father’s students before launching Afaan Publications, the first publishing company to print teaching resources entirely in Oromo. Photograph: Toltu Tufa

 

 

Toltu Tufa grew up in Australia, so she couldn’t understand why her father insisted on teaching her Oromo, a macrolanguage spoken in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt.
But what she went on to discover about the language prompted her to launch the first publishing company to print children’s books entirely in Oromo, which she exports from her home in Footscray, 5km west of Melbourne, to schools and families throughout the world.

 

Tufa’s father is from Ethiopia where Amharic, not Oromo, is the national language. Her mother was born in Turkey but moved to Australia when she was four, and it was here her parents met.
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Tufa grew up learning English, Arabic and Turkish but, for reasons Tufa couldn’t fathom at the time, her father also made sure she could speak Oromo, the fourth most spoken language in Africa.

“Dad never spoke about his life back in Ethiopia and yet he insisted on teaching us this language,” Tufa said.

“There were so many resources at my fingertips for the other languages I was learning and so many people that speak them. But when Dad was teaching us Oromo, there were no textbooks or learning materials at all. And that struck me as really strange.”

Her father wouldn’t answer her questions about it either.

“He wouldn’t talk about it and he wouldn’t tell us about his past,” Tufa said. “He would just say, ‘Just learn to speak the language. We are Oromo and this is the language we speak.’ ”

But as Tufa, who is now 30, got older and began doing her own research, she discovered why speaking about Oromo was so painful for her father.

The Oromo are the largest ethnic group of Ethiopia. But since their land was conquered and rolled into the Ethiopian empire in the 1880s, the people have suffered repression and persecution at the hands of numerous African regimes, including mass executions, mutilations and slavery.

Under the dictatorship of Haile Selassie in 1941, the Oromo language was banned, including from political life and schools, and the Amharic language and culture was forced upon the Oromo people. It was a ban that would remain until 1991, when the military Derg regime was overthrown by rebel forces.

During this time the Oromo were jailed, abused and executed. Oromo texts were destroyed. Tufa’s father, an Oromo, fled to Egypt and, in the late 1970s, he was granted asylum in Australia.

By the time the Oromo ban was lifted, Tufa’s father had established a small, private Oromo school in Melbourne to teach the language to the children of asylum seekers who had fled the Horn of Africa. As she helped to teach the students, Tufa realised the teaching resources were woeful.

“Dad imported some Oromo books from Ethiopia after the ban had lifted but they were written in tiny print and had these crude black-and-white drawings,” she said.

“Many of the previous education materials were destroyed during the ban and the republishing of books was all managed by the government, who didn’t consult with Oromo speakers and qualified people to print them, and sometimes the spelling was wrong. There was nothing for children. There wasn’t even a single Oromo alphabet poster in Ethiopia.”
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Tufa decided to create posters and worksheets for her father’s students, using her own money to get them printed. One of the first things she produced was a series of alphabet posters.

“The first thing I made that I showed to my dad was a poster I made for the Oromo letter ‘A’,” she said.

“He just cried and cried. He was sobbing. He wasn’t really anticipating me doing this. And he said to me, ‘It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.’”

Three other small Oromo schools that had opened in Victoria by then heard about the materials and all of them wanted copies. Tufa realised that if there was a demand for Oromo child education materials in Australia, there must be other communities around the world where resources were also needed. She booked a plane ticket and travelled to nine different countries to find them.

“I was born and raised in Australia, so I’m very privileged compared to a lot of brown people and I didn’t go through what a lot of Oromo people went through,” Tufa said. “So I thought, rather than trying to claim these Oromo materials as my own, I needed to talk to people and show them my blueprints and get their feedback. I interviewed children, adults and new Oromo migrants in places like Kenya, Norway, Germany and the US, and I videoed a lot of the feedback as well.”

The response was overwhelming, she said. Word of her project spread and, when she returned to Australia, she launched a crowdfunding campaign so she could print Oromo learning materials and send them back to the communities she had visited. By the end of 2014, in just six weeks, she had raised almost $125,000.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Tufa said. “People began writing to me from around the world, these emotional and long letters about how they were punished and jailed for speaking their own language. One man gave me $10,000 from his retirement savings, saying ‘They tried to kill me, but they didn’t. I want to leave something in my legacy for other refugees like me.’”

Last year, Tufa flew to the communities that had supported her projects most to thank them and provide them with children’s books and posters. Even Oromo speakers who had no money helped her, she said, by editing her books and offering feedback.

While her market is all over the world, the largest Oromo community outside Africa is in the US state of Minnesota, she said. Her resources have also found their way to Ethiopia, with people sending copies to family members who still live there. This year, she plans to launch an online store for her publishing company, Afaan Publications.

Demand is also solid in Australia. According to the latest available census data, the top ancestry responses that Ethiopia-born people reported were Ethiopian (5,297 people), followed by Oromo (821 people).

Meanwhile, the troubles for Oromo people in Ethiopia are far from over. The current government has announced an urban planning strategy that aims to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, by occupying surrounding Oromo towns and land in Oromiya, the largest and most populous state in Ethiopia. The move would require closing Oromo schools and occupying homes to make way for infrastructure.

In November, people, predominantly students, from 100 towns of the Oromiya region began protesting the move, with the government reacting by killing, maiming and imprisoning them. A series of violent clashes between protesters and the government left the country reeling.

Last month, after 140 lives were estimated to have been lost in the protests, the Ethiopian government announced it would scrap the land expansion project. But protesters and activists feel it is too little too late and there is continuing unrest.

“I had planned to take my children’s books to Oromiya this year but I just don’t think it’s safe to do so at the moment,” Tufa said. “The Oromo in Ethiopia are still trying to find their way.”

* Tufa’s father, who frequently travels to Ethiopia, could not be named in this story for his own protection.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/14/oromo-childrens-books-keep-once-banned-ethiopian-language-alive?CMP=twt_a-world_b-gdnafrica

Keeping up the fight: Scholar at Risk pushes for change in Ethiopia February 12, 2016

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The journey Beekan Erena took to Harvard’s Scholars at Risk program began with the suffering he witnessed as a boy in the Oromo region of Ethiopia.

“Poor people were segregated, rejected,” he said. “I wept.” Erena was only 7 years old, living on the edge of poverty in a small grass hut with no running water. But he was determined to find a way to help “these people become equal, because they are born equal on this planet. My vision is to resolve injustice.”

That vision animates his work today. An educator and award-winning author, Erena is on a mission to highlight the plight of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia, who have struggled for years for political and economic equality. As a 2015-2016 Scholar at Risk supported by the Hutchins Center, the 32-year-old Erena has been focused on the Oromo struggle for self-determination and recent clashes between students and government security forces.

The Scholars at Risk Program, now in its 14th year, offers 10-month to yearlong fellowships. This year’s six participants come from Ethiopia, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, and Guatemala. Their fields include literature, law, religious studies, and medicine.

Born into a farming family, Erena worked in the fields through childhood, putting the money he earned toward his schooling. He was just as determined to help others learn. In the ninth grade, Erena borrowed chalk and a board from a town building, turned a small tent into a schoolhouse, and in the early mornings taught close to 80 farmers who had never been inside a classroom. Forty of them went on to university studies.

“I believe in ideas,” said Erena. “That’s why I need to be a teacher.”

With a master’s degree from Addis Ababa University in the capital, Erena taught for three years at Ambo University, also in Ethiopia, developing as a writer all along. He is the author of 33 book-length works, writing in Afaan Oromo, English, and Amharic. (He’d like to write 300, eventually.) His work ranges from what Erena calls “resistance novels” to romance stories to poetry to studies of Oromo folklore, language, and culture.

Fighting for the rights of others has been a constant in Erena’s life. In 2014 he spoke out against the government’s plans to take over land in the Oromiya region in the central southern part of the state. “This is your land,” Erena told local farmers. “You have to fight.” His comments landed him in jail, where he was beaten. On his release, government officials promised him a car and a home if he kept quiet. He refused.

In and out of jail six more times, he was repeatedly beaten, and threatened with a gun to his head. His tormentors told him, “We will kill you. You won’t know the time, you won’t know the day.”

Soon after, Erena came to Harvard with his wife, Yube, a nurse. He knows he was lucky to escape with his life. Many friends died in prison.

A report last year from Human Rights Watch documented the Ethiopian government’s crackdown on people critical of its policies. Authorities routinely arrested and detained opposition party leaders, students, bloggers, and journalists, the report stated.

The crackdown has continued in recent months, rights groups say, with more than 200 protesters killed and thousands arrested by security forces during demonstrations ignited by the government’s plan to expand the boundary of the capital into Oromiya. The plan, now halted, had been criticized as an unjust land grab that would displace countless farmers in favor of developers.

From Cambridge, Erena has stayed connected to his country, pressing his case for change through radio and television stations that broadcast in Ethiopia.

“I have to speak for the voiceless people. For people who aren’t able to speak for themselves. Every social injustice is not only cruel, but causes economic waste and generational loss. Equality, free expression, justice, peace, and freedom are key for the generation’s continuation and for changing the world.”


 

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/02/keeping-up-the-fight/

UNPO: Oromo: Ethiopian Government Resumes Oppression of Protesters February 11, 2016

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Oromo: Ethiopian Government Resumes Oppression of Protesters

UNPO, February 11, 2016

 

A tireless struggle continues on Addis Ababa’s streets and in other 100 towns of the Oromiya Region where a multitude of students try to make their voices heard against the creation of the Addis Ababa Master Plan.  The protests started in November 2015 and the Government’s reaction has brought to a number of deaths, injuries and imprisonments. Additionally, it seems that the Government has no intention to investigate the local authorities’ abuses and general aggressive behaviour, which also included several arbitrary detentions without due legal process.

 

 

Photo courtesy: ©Serge Tenami

Here is an article published by: AllAfrica.com

 

It is happening again, sadly. The government in Ethiopia is back to its signature of killing, maiming and jailing its own people because they are exercising their chance of rejecting state excesses using the only means available: taking to the streets to protest.

Ethiopia is a country that has effectively obliterated several channels that normally help foster a healthy communication between citizens and the state .The sorry state of independent media and civil society organization is distressing; and every day lived experienced of Ethiopians and their contacts with authorities at any level is alarmingly toxic.

Authorities in Ethiopia should have therefore been the last ones to get started by the idea of citizens taking to the streets to make their grievances heard. Alas, that is not to be.

Hundreds and thousands of students and residents in more than 100 cities and towns in Oromiya Regional State (Oromiya for short), the largest and most populous state in Ethiopia, are in and out of the streets since early Nov. last year. Like every experience when Ethiopians were out on the streets protesting state excesses, every day is bringing heart breaking stories of Ethiopians suffering in the hands of security personnel. Since Nov.12th 2015, when the first protest broke out in Ginchi, a small town 80km west of Addis Abeba, countless households have buried their loved ones; young university students have disappeared without a trace; hundreds have lost limbs and countless others are jailed

Ethiopians are once again killing, miming and jailing Ethiopians.

The immediate trigger factor is the possible implementation of the infamous Addis Abeba and Surrounding Oromiya Special Zone Integrated Development Plan, popularly known as ‘the Addis Abeba Master Plan.’

The federal government claims it is a plan aimed at only creating a better infrastructure link between the capital Addis Abeba and eight towns located within the Oromiya Regional State Special Zone. But the reason why it is having a hard time selling this otherwise fairytale like development plan is the same reason why it is responding heavy handedly to any dissent against it: it is what it wants to do.

The current protest is led by the Oromos, who are the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia. In all the four corners of the Addis Abeba surrounding localities, Oromos also make up the single largest majority whose way of lives have already been affected by mammoth changes Addis Abeba has been having over the last Century.

They are rejecting the central government’s top down plan because they are informed by a merciless history of eviction and dispossession. Several researches show that over the last 25 years alone about half a million Oromo farmers have unjustly lost their farmlands to give way to an expansion of a city that is xenophobic to their way to being.

Not the first time

Sadly, this is not the first time Ethiopians are pleading with their government to be heard in regards to the so-called ‘Master Plan.’ The first protest erupted in April-May 2014 when mostly Oromo student protesters from universities in Ambo and Jimma in the west, Adama in the east and Medaawalabu in south east Ethiopia, among others, expressed their disapproval of the plan. Like today, they have resorted to communicate with authorities the only way they possibly can: take to the streets to protest. And like today authorities have responded the only way they have so far responded to Ethiopian voices calling for justice: killing tens, maiming hundreds and incarcerating thousands.

As of 1991, when the current regime first came to power, students, mostly Oromo students, have staged several protest rallies calling for justice. Each time the end result has been nothing short of a disaster.

Although the 2014 Oromo students protest marked the first of the largest protest against the central government, a not so distant memory of Oromo students’ protests and subsequent crackdowns reveal a disturbing history of state brutality gone with impunity. To mention just two, in late ’90s Oromo Students at the Addis Abeba University (AAU) protested against a systematic expulsion of hundreds of Oromo students, who, authorities claimed, had links with the then rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). But many of those who protested against the dismissal of their dorm mates soon joined the growing list of expulsion; hundreds of were also jailed. Today mothers speak of their kids who have disappeared without a trace since then. And in early 2000 Oromo students have taken to the streets to protest against the federal government’s decision to relocate the capital of the Oromiya regional state from Addis Abeba to Adama. Many of them were killed when police opened fires in several of those protests, including the one here in Addis Abeba.

Although in 2005 the federal government decided to relocate the capital of Oromiya back to Addis Abeba, fifteen years later Ethiopian prisons are hosting hundreds of students who were jailed following their protest against the decision in the first place; hundreds of them have left the country via Kenya and have become homeless in foreign lands. Less mentioned are also the lives that have been altered forever; the hopes that were dashed; the students’ quest to study and change their lives that were cut short; a country that is deprived of its young and brightest; and family fabrics that were shattered.

State impunity and all that

Following the 2014 Oromo students’ protest and the killing spree by the federal and the regional state police, Abadula Gemeda, speaker of the house of people’s representatives and former president of the Oromiya regional state, promised to bring to justice those who were responsible for the killing.

But two outstanding experiences explain why Abadula’s words were mere rhetoric. And the government in Ethiopia should address both if it wants to remain a legitimate representative of the people it claims to govern.

First, so far no one who represents the government has been held accountable for the killings, maiming, disappearances and unjust incarceration for countless Ethiopians following protest crackdowns. No matter how excessive the use of force by its security agents against unarmed protesters is, the government knows (and acts as such) it can simply get away with it, as it did several times in the past. This is wrong. A state that has no mechanism to hold its rogue agents accountable for their excesses is equally guilty.

In addition to that, in what came as a disturbing twist, the government has adopted a new strategy aimed at portraying itself as a victim of public vandalism. It is rushing to clean itself of the crimes committed by its security agents. Using its disproportionate access to state owned and affiliated media currently the government is presiding over the stories of victimhood more than those whose lives have been destroyed by it. In an act of shame and disgrace to the profession, these state owned and affiliated media are providing their helping hands to complete the act of state impunity.

Second, the central government’s first answer to the repeated cries of justice by Ethiopians is to communicate with them through its army. Like in the past, in the ongoing protests by the Oromo, which have largely focused on cities and towns within the Oromiya regional state, protesters are not only facing the regional state’s security apparatus but also the merciless hands of the federal army reserve. This is an act that not only trespasses the country’s constitutionally guaranteed federal arrangement but also makes the horrific crimes committed by necrophiliac security agents against protesters to get lost in unnecessary details, hence go unpunished.

Public protests in the past and the manner by which the current government dealt with them should teach the later a lesson or two. But the first and most urgent one is that it should stop killing, maiming and jailing its people’s questions.

In addition to the unknown numbers of those who have been killed by the police and the army in the wake of the ongoing protest, cities have seen their hospitals crowded with wounded Ethiopians of all ages; hundreds of individuals, including senior members of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), are already thrown into jails without due legal process. In clear violation of the constitution by none other than the state most of them are held incommunicado in places unknown to their loved ones.

In the wake of his release after serving four years in prison, Bekele Gerba, the prominent opposition figure, told this magazine in April last year that prison was “not a place one appreciates to be, but I think it is also the other way of life as an Ethiopian.” Sadly, Bekele is once again thrown in to jail because that is Ethiopia does to its people’s questions. But an end to this is long overdue.

 

Oromia (Finfinne): Appeal of Oromo Student’s Union (OSU) to International Community February 11, 2016

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Appeal of Oromo Student’s Union (OSU) to International Community

February 10, 2016, Finfinne (Addis Ababa), Ethiopia

QeerrooTo:

  • Multinational organizations (UN, EU, AU, and others)
  • Countries supporting the Ethiopian regime in the name of development, peace and security, education, science and technology (USA, European countries, Canada, Australia, and others)
  • Human rights organizations (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa, and others)
  • Oromo political organizations
  • Oromo studies Association (OSA)
  • Oromo community organizations all over the world and all other concerned bodies

We members of Oromo Student’s Union (OSU) appeal to the international community that we are currently living under difficult conditions. It is evident that the Ethiopian regime is committing genocidal crime on the Oromo people in general and the Oromo students in particular by deploying its military and police force and terrorizing us for peacefully protesting demanding our rights asking the legitimate and rightful questions of our people. Our questions are the questions of our people. Our demands are the demands of our people. Our demands can be divided into two major categories:

  1. Basic human rights must be respected. While the Oromo constitute the majority of the Ethiopian population, Oromia constitute the largest territory, and the region is the economic backbone of Ethiopia, the Oromo people have been marginalized in every arena. Over the past 24 years the Oromo people do not have proportional power and economic share in the country and have been ruled under the EPRDF which in essence is maneuvered and completely controlled by the TPLF party. Since the mass base of the TPLF/EPRDF is the minority Tigrean population, it has been in constant conflict with the Oromo people in Oromia. The Oromo people are ruled under the barrel of the gun being constantly killed, arrested, tortured, students dismissed from schools, civilians kidnapped and disappeared, are forced to leave their country and become refugees in several countries around the globe. Therefore we demand that the basic human and democratic rights of the Oromo people be respected and a system based on equality, justice, democracy, and a government based on the needs of our people be established.
  2. Master Plan must be stopped. Starting from 2014 we protested against the so called Master Plan of the TPLF/EPRDF regime, a plan which incorporates several Oromian towns into the capital Finfinne (Addis Ababa), evicts Oromo farmers from their ancestral land, eradicates Oromo culture, language and identity, planned to sell Oromo land and plunder Oromia’s natural resources, divide the map of Oromia into two, and causes pollution and environmental degradation. We presented our appeal in writing several times requesting that the Master plan be stopped. Instead of answering our request to stop the Master plan, the regime announced another plan to incorporate major Oromian towns which is another plan to incorporate the entire of Oromia under the jurisdiction of the federal government which on the other hand is controlled by the TPLF. When our requests fell into deaf ears we protested peacefully. The answer to our peaceful protest has been brutal killings, beatings, mass arrests, kidnappings and disappearances, inhuman torture by the regime’s so called Agazi troops. In addition to some 80+ people who were killed in 2014, more than 200 peaceful citizens, mostly students have been killed since November 2015. Thousands others have been wounded. Countless others have been jailed and are under severe torture. oromo-student-union-appeal-to-international-community-feb-2016-1

OROMIA: SEENAA GABAABAA OBBO BAQQALAA MOKONNON WASANUU: A PIONEERING AND LIFE-LONG OROMO NATIONALIST February 9, 2016

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SEENAA GABAABAA OBBO BAQQALAA MOKONNON

(SBO): Obbo Baqqalaa Mokonnon abbaa isaanii Qanyi Azimaachi Mokonnon Wasanuu fi haadha isaanii Adde Abbebbechi Ejersaa irraa akka lakkoofsa Itiyophiyaatti Sadaasa 28,1922 naannoo Oromiyaa, konyaa Salaalee, ona Wacaalee, ganda Boolee jedhamee beekamutti dhalatan. Obbo Baqqalaa Mokonnon haadhaa fi abbaa isaaniif mucaa jalqabaa; obboleessaa fi obboleettii isaaniifimmoo hangafa turan.

Obbo Baqqalaan abbaa isaanii fi haadha isaaniitiin, keessattuu adaadaa isaaniitiin kunuunfamanii guddatan. Afaan Amaaraas baratan. Akkuma ijoollee naannoo isaanii farda gugsii, bishaan daakuu, xiyyaafannoo qawwee, kollee/qillee xapahchuu jaallatu ture. Barnoota afaan Amaaraa erga fixanii booda mana barumsaa Tafarii Mokonnon seenanii barnoota sadakaa lammaaffaa xumuratan. Sana booda, yeroo sanatti haarawaa banamee kan ture koollajjii hujii daldalaa (Commercial College) seenanii waggaa afuriif barnoota isaanii hordofan. Barnoota isaanii xumuranii hojjetaa herregaa ta’anii Baankii Daldaala Itiyoophiyaaf (Commercial Bank of Ethiopia) waggaa 13 hojjetan.

Obbo Baqqalaan amala gaarii, miidhagaa, uffatnaa bareedaa fi walumaa galatti of- eeggannoo fi of-babbareechuu dhan dargaggoota yeroo isaanii turan keessaa dinqisiifamaa turan. Haa ta’u malee, haala jireenya isaanii fi jireenya saba isaanii, keessattuu rakkinaa fi badaddina ummata Oromoo, yeroo walbira madaalanii ilaalan jireenyi isaanii nama qullaa karabaataa hidhatee adeemu isaanitti fakkatte. Jireenyi isaaniis hiikaa dhabe. Kanaafis umurii dargaggummaa irraa jalqabee hanga lubbuun isaanii dabartutti waan dandahan gochaa turan. Gochaa kana keessatti- jalqaba jireenya firaa fi saba isaanii foyyeessuuf akka nama tokkootti waan tokko tokko gochuu eegalan.

Waan dalagan keessaa hanga xiqqoo maqaa dhahuuf: baankii hojjetan keessaa horii baasanii namoota rakkatoo Waajuu keessaa fi naannoo jiraataniif hiranii akka hoolaa, handaaqqoo, dhadhaa fi kkf nagadanii bu’aa argatan; horii liqeeffatanimmoo akka baankiitti deebisan gochaa turan. Abbaan isaanii, Qanyi Azmaachi Mokonnoo, mana barnootaa Waajjuu fi Dabre Tsigee keessatti bananii turan. Obbo Baqqalaan, namootni naannoo sanaa ijoolleen isaanii akka mana barnootaa kanatti geessanii barsiisan gochaa turan; bakka nagadaa (gabaa) abbaan isaanii Dubar keessatti dhaabaanii turan namootni akka dhimma itti bahanii jireenya isaanii fooyyessan carraaqqii guddaa godhaniiru. Kun hundi jireenyaa fi mirga ummata isaanii, akka isaan barbaadanitti jijjiiruu akka hin dandeenye, waan hubataniif haala foyyaheen ummata isaanii gargaaruuf yaaduu jalqaban. Utuu kana yaadaa jiranii warra waldaaa Maccaa fi Tuulamaa bu’uuressaan, Obbo Hailemariam Gammadaafaa, waliin wal quunnaman. Marii isaani wajiin godhetan. Kuni obbo Baqqalaa hedduu gammachiise. ‘‘Dhuguma Waldaa kana keessatti qooda fudhadhee fedhii fi kaayyoo kiyyaa bakkaan gahuun nan dandhaha’’ jedhanii waldaa kana dhaabuu keessatti qooda guddaa taphatan.

Akka lakkoofsa Itiyophiyaatti bara 1955 waldaan Maccaa fi Tuulamaa ifatti erga dhaabbatee jalqabee geggeessitoota kaan waliin onnee fi murannoo dhan guutuu Oromiyaa keessa naannawanii ummata dammaqisuu fi ijaaruu dhan bakka hedduutti damee Waldaa Maccaa fi Tuulamaa dhaaban. Akka lakkoofsa Itiyophiyaatti bara 1959 waldaan Waccaa fi Tuulamaa guddatee guutuu Oromiyaa keessa sochoosuun waan sodaachiseef mootummaan yeroo sanaa obbo Baqqalaa dabalatee hoggantoota waldaa Maccaa fi Tuulamaa irratti hidhaa waggaa 10 hanga adabaa du’aa isaanitti murteessee gara mana hidhaa ‘Alem Beqqanyi’ jedhamutti darbataman.

Obbo Baqqalaan hidhaa isaanii xumuranii erga bahanii booda intala- intala bulchaa (Baalabbaata) wallaggaa, Kumsaa Morodaa, kan ta’an adde Atsede Habtemariame fudhanii ilma isaanii Kumsaa Baqqalaa dhalchan.

Obbo Baqqalaan bara 1991 yeroo mootummaa cehumsaa dhaabbatee ture Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo simatanii qubsiisuurraa eegalanii koree manguddootaa qindeessuu dhan naannoo adda addaa deemanii ummata barsiisaa fi ijaaraa turan. Obbo Baqqalaan akka lakkoobsa Awurophaatti bara 1992, biyya isaanii keessa jiraachuu irratti rakkina waan taheef biyya Ingilizi seenanii, magaalaa London keessa waggaa 24 jiraatan. Biyya Ingilizi yeroo jiraatan firoota fi ilmaani firoota isaanii walitti sasaabuu dhan maatii guddaa uumanii; firaa baayyee horatanii jireenya hedduu nama gammachiisu dabarsan.

Obbo Baqqalaan erga biyya Ingilizi seenanii hujiin isaaniii inni guddaan QBO jabeessuu, ummata Oromoo tokkoomsuu, gorsuu fi barsiisuu ture. Obbo Baqqalaan dargaggoota hedduu qabsoo bilisummaa Oromootti fiduu, qaruu fi jajjabeessuu keessatti gahee guddaa taphachaa turan. Kallattii dhan koree ABO biyya UK keessatti qooda fudhatanii Abbaa Dinagdee tahuu dhan qabeenyaa dhaabaa amanamuummaa fi qusannoo dhan qabanii hujii dhaabaarra oolchaa kan turan amanamaoo turan. Kanatti dabalee sagalee Oromoo ukkamfamee ture mootummaa Ingilizii fi biyyoota kaanitti dhageessisuuf hiriira ummataa qindeessuu fi keessatti qooda fudhatuu dhan utuu hin hifatiin waggaa 24 falmaa turan. Obbo Baqqalaan qorra, cabbii, bokkaa fi aduu utuu hin sodaatiin hiriira bahuu, hawaasa Oromoo ijaaruu, gorsuu, ebbisaa kan turan hangafa Oromoo ti. Akkasumas waajjira mootummaa biyya Ingiliziitti deddebi’anii rakkina Oromoo ibsaa turan. Itti dabalees walgahiilee Oromoo biyya Norway, Germany, Belgium fi USA irratti argamanii barnootaa fi gorsa bal’aa ummata Oromoof kennaa kan turan abbaa fi barsiisaa guddaa turan.

Obbo Baqqalaa kan isaan dheekkamsiisuu fi nama waliin walitti isaan buusu waan tokko qofaa ture. Innis firaa fi sabni isaanii yeroo miidhaman arguu ture. Kanaaf umurii isaanii guutuu mirga lammii fi saba isaanii falmaa turan. Hujii Obbo Baqqalaa kan adda taasisu keessaa inni guddaan cichoomina kaayyoo kan hin dhumne qabu ture. Amanamummaa fi qulqulluummaan sabaa fi lammii isaaniif qaban daangaa hin qabu ture. Akkasumas, yeroo hundaa hamilee guutuu qabaachaa turan Hanga daaqiiqaa lubbuun isaanii baatuutti dararama Oromoof quuqamaa, ilmaan Oromoo yeroo ammaa ajjeefaamaa jiraniif yaaddawaa turan.
Obbo Baqqalaan bara jireenyaa isaanii rakkina, hidhaa fi baqattummaa obsaan keessa darban; kaayyoo dhabbataniif daqiiqaa tokkofillee utuu hin irraanfatiin, sodaan Waaqayyoo utuu isaan irraa adda hin bahiin kan jiraatan qabsaawaa Oromoo jabaa fi goota turan. Mirgaa fi kabaja sabaaf jecha lubbuu isaaniillee yoo kennan hin jibban ture. Firaa fi saba isaaniif gaachana guddaa kan turanii dha. Yeroo gaddaa fi gammachuu maatii isaaniif; guddaa fi xiqqaaf; kuni fira dhihoo, kuni fagoo utuu hin jedhiin nama hundaaf walxiqa dhaqqabaa turan. Yeroo rakkinaa yoo dandahan kan qaban irraa hiranii, yoo dadhabanimmoo fira irraa fuudhanii nama gargaara turan.

Obbo Baqqalaa Mokonnon baatii lamaaf mana yaalaa (hakiimaa) St. Thomas jedhamee London keessatti beekamutti tajaajila irra turanii dhalatanii waggaa 86 itti Dilbata, Amajjii 15, 2008 (akka lakkoopsa Itiyoophiyaatti) adunyaa kanarraa du’aan boqotan. Guyyaa dhukkubsatan irraa jalqabee hanga lubbuun isaanii dabartutti ilma isaanii, obbollaa isaanii fi firoottan isaaniitiin akkasumas ummata Oromootiin marfamanii guyyaa tokkollee utuu dhukkubni isaanitti hin dhagayamiin utuu taphatanii fi kolfanii nagaa dhan adunyaa kanarraa godaanan.

Obbo Baqqalaa of biraa dhabuu keenyaaf gaddi guddaa akka nutti dhagayame ibsachaa ilmi isaanii fi maatii isaanii bal’aaf jajjabina akka argatan hawwina. Akkasumas, ummatni Oromoo beekaa fi goota akka Obbo Baqqaalaa of gidduu tii dhabuu irraa gaddi guddaan akka itti dhagayamu hubatamnaa dha. Garuu mul’ataa fi kaayyoon Obbo Baqqalaan ilmaan Oromoo gidduutti dagaagee mirga Oromoo gonfachiisuu yeroo itti belbelaa jiru kana waan isaan umurii ijoolluummaa irraa jalqabanii itti dadhabaa turan bakkaan akka geenyu abdii qabna.

Obbo Baqqalaan seenaa Oromoo keessatti bakka guddaa qabatanii bara baraaf jiraatu.

Qabsawaan ni kufa qabsoon itti fufee bakka gaha!

Injifannoo ummata Oromoof!

Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Gurraandhala 3, 2016


 

 

OBBO BAQQALA MOKONNON: A PIONEERING AND LIFE-LONG OROMO NATIONALIST


 

By Asafa Jalata, PhD

It was with deep sadness that our people both in Oromia and in the Diaspora heard on January 24, 2016, of the passing away of Obbo Baqqala Mokonnon, one of the distinguished pioneering founders and leaders of the renowned Macha–Tulama Self-Help Association (MTA). He was a great leader and a highly respected nationalist who devoted all of his adult life to fighting for the rights of the Oromo people.

Obbo Baqqala died at the age of eighty-six. He spent about a decade in an Ethiopian prison as a prisoner of conscience and about a quarter of a century in exile. His death is a tremendous loss to his family members, to our nation, and to all Oromo nationalists who have sacrificed their lives by struggling for the liberation of the Oromo people and their beloved country, Oromia. Oromummaa (Oromo nationalism), which Oromo nationalists such as Obbo Baqqala and his father Mokonnon Wasanu helped to blossom, has developed into the leading ideology of the Oromo national movement and has mobilized the entire Oromo nation into action to liberate itself from Ethiopian colonialism and global imperialism. The current Oromia-wide protest movement is the living example of this process.

This pioneering Oromo nationalist started to fight for the national rights of the Oromo when he was very young. While an Oromo collaborator class has emerged that seeks personal gain and interests at the cost of the Oromo nation, Obbo Baqqala continuously struggled and sacrificed for his people until his death. While living as an exile in London, England, Obbo Baqqala was a dynamic and vibrant nationalist; he actively participated in the affairs of the Oromo nation in the Diaspora by building and supporting the
Oromo Community Association in London and by energetically participating in the activities of the Oromo Liberation Front. All those who knew Obbo Baqqala can testify to this reality.

In the 1960s, Obbo Baqqala was known for two important contributions to the MTA. With other members of the association including Maamo Mazamer, Haile Maaram Diima, Taaffasa Gammachuu, and Fiixuma, he provided security service for the members and leaders of the MTA during meetings.
Particularly, as a trusted and brave man, he worked closely with General Taddassa Biru, who would later emerge as the leading figure of the association. His second contribution was in the area of membership recruitment. He helped build the membership base of the association by identifying prominent Oromo individuals and professionals in Finfinnee, explaining to them the objectives of the association and recruiting them. For instance, with the advise of General Taddassa Biru, Obbo Baqqala recruited Addee Axadaa Habte Maaram Bakare, a prominent Oromo woman, to be a member of the association. She helped in recruiting many Oromo individuals from Wallaga to be members of the association. Later Addee Axadaa and Obbo Baqqalaa married each other and promoted the Oromo struggle together.

When the military regime of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam was overthrown and when the OLF participated in forming the transitional government of Ethiopia, Obbo Baqqala joined the OLF and participated in the Oromo national struggle. In 1992, when the Tigrayan-led Ethiopian government forced the OLF out of the transition government, he sought political asylum in London and lived there until his death.

The Members and the Board of Directors of the MTA-USA are proud that the Oromo nation has given birth to the likes of committed nationalists such as Obbo Baqqala Mokonnon who contributed their knowledge, skills, financial resources, and lives for the liberation of the Oromo people and country.
Those who serve their people will always forevermore live on in history and will have a special place in the hearts and minds of the Oromo people. We will always remember the long and dedicated service of Obbo Baqqalaa to the cause of our people. May our Waaqa bless our people with millions of other committed nationalists just like Obbo Baqqala Mokonnon! The members of the Board of Directors of the Macha-Tulama Cooperative and Development Association, USA, Inc. express their deepest condolences to his family members and to all those who were touched by his life-long service to the Oromo and, his infectious love for the dignity of his people.

Sincerely,
Asafa Jalata

Asafa Jalata, PhD
President, Board of Directors of Macha-Tulama Cooperative and Development Association, USA

Financial Times on #OromoProtests: A dispute that started over a football field has evolved into one of the biggest challenges to the Ethiopian state since the end of the civil war a quarter of a century ago. February 9, 2016

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#OromoProtests: “This is a popular uprising against political marginalisation, non-representation and corruption,….”


 

Ethiopian land protests put down with deadly force


A dispute that started over a football field has evolved into one of the biggest challenges to the Ethiopian state since the end of the civil war a quarter of a century ago.
When local officials expropriated the school pitch for developers, students took to the streets of Ginchi, a small town 80km from Addis Ababa, the capital.
Their protest was swiftly put down. But the incident was symptomatic of a wider collision in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies as the government seeks to transform a predominately agrarian society through industrialisation, commercial farming and urbanisation.
The Ginchi protest was the first spark in an outpouring of opposition to local and federal government in which at least 140 people died between November and last month, according to human rights groups. The protests spread across Oromia state, home to millions of subsistence farmers from the Oromo, the largest group in Ethiopia’s federation of ethnic nationalities.
Their anger was directed at local governments affiliated with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (which with its allies controls all 547 seats in parliament) because of perceived corruption plaguing land deals as speculators surf rising property prices in towns around the capital.
At the same time they accuse the federal government of riding roughshod over local sensitivities with a plan to extend administration of overcrowded Addis Ababa into Oromia, which surrounds the capital.
“The master plan is about taking Oromia land and expanding Addis. It will create job opportunities but not for the farmers because their land is being taken,” says a labourer in the satellite town of Sululta.
Sululta, where factories and new housing developments encroach on traditional farmland, was one of about 30 Oromo towns that were the scene of mass protests in December. Peasant farmers pouring down on horseback from the hills to join protesting students were met with tear gas and bullets.
Elsewhere police stations and symbols of the state were attacked. In some isolated incidents so were private businesses.
“They are giving permission [to build] for the people who are rich but they are not giving permission for poor people,” said a farmer near the town of Chancho. He had been unable to obtain a permit to build a house for his son on his three-hectare barley plot, and had one mud construction torn down near a towering cement plant. Another farmer said he was given tiny compensation when compelled to surrender land to local officials who sold it on.

Such parochial grievances conflate with broader frustration among the Oromo at the perceived dominance in federal institutions of the Tigrayan ethnic group. Oromos make up about 40 per cent of Ethiopia’s 90m population, Tigrayans, who spearheaded the 1991 revolution, about 6 per cent.
“This is a popular uprising against political marginalisation, non-representation and corruption,” says Merera Gudo, head of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress and one of the few senior members of his party not under arrest.
The government a month ago shelved the blueprint to expand Addis. Since then an uneasy calm policed by security forces has settled over the region.
But the episode has exposed a fundamental contradiction in the way Ethiopia is governed — between the federal state as enshrined in the constitution and the reality of centralised, authoritarian power.
“The master plan was intended to co-ordinate planning between Addis and satellite towns . . . Infrastructure would be developed, bottlenecks in housing addressed and the dynamic of the economy maintained,” says Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and former Addis mayor who acknowledges there was insufficient consultation with those likely to be affected. “It left room for misinterpretation and proper explanation has not been done,” he adds.
Abel Belete, a political analyst in Addis, says it was unprecedented for Ethiopian authorities to back off in this way under popular pressure. “It is a sign of weakness,” he says.
Despite the climbdown, underlying tensions remain, with the population appearing cowed rather than persuaded.
“Thinking for the people and thinking for the country are very different. You can stamp on the people and still promote the country,” says a young Oromo professional who was afraid to speak openly for fear of arrest.
He recognises efforts by the government of Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister since 2012, and Meles Zenawi, his predecessor, to deliver services, create jobs and invest in infrastructure. But like many of the 100,000 graduates emerging from new universities each year, he wants greater democratic rights and opportunity.
“We are not free to express ourselves. That means people are not involved in the development process,” he says.
Ethiopia’s semi-authoritarian government has fostered some of the fastest economic growth in Africa while resisting liberal market orthodoxy and giving the state a central role in development. It is an experiment keenly watched by other African governments more constrained by democratic process.
But the Oromo protests are interpreted by some observers as one sign that Addis Ababa’s strategy also has limits.
“Ethiopia is undoubtedly fragile even if the underlying state is strong,” says an Addis-based diplomat from the region.

 
When local officials expropriated the school pitch for developers, students took to the streets of Ginchi, a small town 80km from Addis Ababa, the capital.
Their protest was swiftly put down. But the incident was symptomatic of a wider collision in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies as the government seeks to transform a predominately agrarian society through industrialisation, commercial farming and urbanisation.
The Ginchi protest was the first spark in an outpouring of opposition to local and federal government in which at least 140 people died between November and last month, according to human rights groups. The protests spread across Oromia state, home to millions of subsistence farmers from the Oromo, the largest group in Ethiopia’s federation of ethnic nationalities.
Their anger was directed at local governments affiliated with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (which with its allies controls all 547 seats in parliament) because of perceived corruption plaguing land deals as speculators surf rising property prices in towns around the capital.
At the same time they accuse the federal government of riding roughshod over local sensitivities with a plan to extend administration of overcrowded Addis Ababa into Oromia, which surrounds the capital.
“The master plan is about taking Oromia land and expanding Addis. It will create job opportunities but not for the farmers because their land is being taken,” says a labourer in the satellite town of Sululta.
Sululta, where factories and new housing developments encroach on traditional farmland, was one of about 30 Oromo towns that were the scene of mass protests in December. Peasant farmers pouring down on horseback from the hills to join protesting students were met with tear gas and bullets.
Elsewhere police stations and symbols of the state were attacked. In some isolated incidents so were private businesses.
“They are giving permission [to build] for the people who are rich but they are not giving permission for poor people,” said a farmer near the town of Chancho. He had been unable to obtain a permit to build a house for his son on his three-hectare barley plot, and had one mud construction torn down near a towering cement plant. Another farmer said he was given tiny compensation when compelled to surrender land to local officials who sold it on.

Such parochial grievances conflate with broader frustration among the Oromo at the perceived dominance in federal institutions of the Tigrayan ethnic group. Oromos make up about 40 per cent of Ethiopia’s 90m population, Tigrayans, who spearheaded the 1991 revolution, about 6 per cent.
“This is a popular uprising against political marginalisation, non-representation and corruption,” says Merera Gudo, head of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress and one of the few senior members of his party not under arrest.
The government a month ago shelved the blueprint to expand Addis. Since then an uneasy calm policed by security forces has settled over the region.
But the episode has exposed a fundamental contradiction in the way Ethiopia is governed — between the federal state as enshrined in the constitution and the reality of centralised, authoritarian power.
“The master plan was intended to co-ordinate planning between Addis and satellite towns . . . Infrastructure would be developed, bottlenecks in housing addressed and the dynamic of the economy maintained,” says Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and former Addis mayor who acknowledges there was insufficient consultation with those likely to be affected. “It left room for misinterpretation and proper explanation has not been done,” he adds.
Abel Belete, a political analyst in Addis, says it was unprecedented for Ethiopian authorities to back off in this way under popular pressure. “It is a sign of weakness,” he says.
Despite the climbdown, underlying tensions remain, with the population appearing cowed rather than persuaded.
“Thinking for the people and thinking for the country are very different. You can stamp on the people and still promote the country,” says a young Oromo professional who was afraid to speak openly for fear of arrest.
He recognises efforts by the government of Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister since 2012, and Meles Zenawi, his predecessor, to deliver services, create jobs and invest in infrastructure. But like many of the 100,000 graduates emerging from new universities each year, he wants greater democratic rights and opportunity.
“We are not free to express ourselves. That means people are not involved in the development process,” he says.
Ethiopia’s semi-authoritarian government has fostered some of the fastest economic growth in Africa while resisting liberal market orthodoxy and giving the state a central role in development. It is an experiment keenly watched by other African governments more constrained by democratic process.
But the Oromo protests are interpreted by some observers as one sign that Addis Ababa’s strategy also has limits.
“Ethiopia is undoubtedly fragile even if the underlying state is strong,” says an Addis-based diplomat from the region.

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#OROMOPROTESTS: ETHIOPIA SHOULD STOP KILLING, MAIMING AND INCARCERATING ITS PEOPLE’S QUESTION February 9, 2016

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Odaa OromooDeath toll climbs as #OromoProtests still rage in Oromia state ( Ethiopia); schools remain closed. As of 30 january 2016. Fascist Ethiopian regime conducts genocide against Oromo people.#OromoProtests of 7 December 2015#OromoLivesMatters!Stop killing Oromo Students

ETHIOPIA SHOULD STOP KILLING, MAIMING AND INCARCERATING ITS PEOPLE’S QUESTION

EDITORIAL, ADDISSTANDARD, 9 FEBRUARY 2016

 

It is happening again, sadly. The government in Ethiopia is back to its signature of killing, maiming and jailing its own people because they are exercising their chance of rejecting state excesses using the only means available: taking to the streets to protest.


Ethiopia is a country that has effectively obliterated several channels that normally help foster a healthy communication between citizens and the state .The sorry state of independent media and civil society organization is distressing; and every day lived experienced of Ethiopians and their contacts with authorities at any level is alarmingly toxic.
Authorities in Ethiopia should have therefore been the last ones to get started by the idea of citizens taking to the streets to make their grievances heard. Alas, that is not to be.
Hundreds and thousands of students and residents in more than 100 cities and towns in Oromiya Regional State (Oromiya for short), the largest and most populous state in Ethiopia, are in and out of the streets since early Nov. last year. Like every experience when Ethiopians were out on the streets protesting state excesses, every day is bringing heart breaking stories of Ethiopians suffering in the hands of security personnel. Since Nov.12th 2015, when the first protest broke out in Ginchi, a small town 80km west of Addis Abeba, countless households have buried their loved ones; young university students have disappeared without a trace; hundreds have lost limbs and countless others are jailed
Ethiopians are once again killing, miming and jailing Ethiopians.
The immediate trigger factor is the possible implementation of the infamous Addis Abeba and Surrounding Oromiya Special Zone Integrated Development Plan, popularly known as ‘the Addis Abeba Master Plan.’
The federal government claims it is a plan aimed at only creating a better infrastructure link between the capital Addis Abeba and eight towns located within the Oromiya Regional State Special Zone. But the reason why it is having a hard time selling this otherwise fairytale like development plan is the same reason why it is responding heavy handedly to any dissent against it: it is what it wants to do.
The current protest is led by the Oromos, who are the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia. In all the four corners of the Addis Abeba surrounding localities, Oromos also make up the single largest majority whose way of lives have already been affected by mammoth changes Addis Abeba has been having over the last Century.
They are rejecting the central government’s top down plan because they are informed by a merciless history of eviction and dispossession. Several researches show that over the last 25 years alone about half a million Oromo farmers have unjustly lost their farmlands to give way to an expansion of a city that is xenophobic to their way to being.
Not the first time
Sadly, this is not the first time Ethiopians are pleading with their government to be heard in regards to the so-called ‘Master Plan.’ The first protest erupted in April-May 2014 when mostly Oromo student protesters from universities in Ambo and Jimma in the west, Adama in the east and Medaawalabu in south east Ethiopia, among others, expressed their disapproval of the plan. Like today, they have resorted to communicate with authorities the only way they possibly can: take to the streets to protest. And like today authorities have responded the only way they have so far responded to Ethiopian voices calling for justice: killing tens, maiming hundreds and incarcerating thousands.
As of 1991, when the current regime first came to power, students, mostly Oromo students, have staged several protest rallies calling for justice. Each time the end result has been nothing short of a disaster.
Although the 2014 Oromo students protest marked the first of the largest protest against the central government, a not so distant memory of Oromo students’ protests and subsequent crackdowns reveal a disturbing history of state brutality gone with impunity. To mention just two, in late ‘90s Oromo Students at the Addis Abeba University (AAU) protested against a systematic expulsion of hundreds of Oromo students, who, authorities claimed, had links with the then rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). But many of those who protested against the dismissal of their dorm mates soon joined the growing list of expulsion; hundreds of were also jailed. Today mothers speak of their kids who have disappeared without a trace since then. And in early 2000 Oromo students have taken to the streets to protest against the federal government’s decision to relocate the capital of the Oromiya regional state from Addis Abeba to Adama. Many of them were killed when police opened fires in several of those protests, including the one here in Addis Abeba.
Although in 2005 the federal government decided to relocate the capital of Oromiya back to Addis Abeba, fifteen years later Ethiopian prisons are hosting hundreds of students who were jailed following their protest against the decision in the first place; hundreds of them have left the country via Kenya and have become homeless in foreign lands. Less mentioned are also the lives that have been altered forever; the hopes that were dashed; the students’ quest to study and change their lives that were cut short; a country that is deprived of its young and brightest; and family fabrics that were shattered.
State impunity and all that
Following the 2014 Oromo students’ protest and the killing spree by the federal and the regional state police, Abadula Gemeda, speaker of the house of people’s representatives and former president of the Oromiya regional state, promised to bring to justice those who were responsible for the killing.
But two outstanding experiences explain why Abadula’s words were mere rhetoric. And the government in Ethiopia should address both if it wants to remain a legitimate representative of the people it claims to govern.
First, so far no one who represents the government has been held accountable for the killings, maiming, disappearances and unjust incarceration for countless Ethiopians following protest crackdowns. No matter how excessive the use of force by its security agents against unarmed protesters is, the government knows (and acts as such) it can simply get away with it, as it did several times in the past. This is wrong. A state that has no mechanism to hold its rogue agents accountable for their excesses is equally guilty.
In addition to that, in what came as a disturbing twist, the government has adopted a new strategy aimed at portraying itself as a victim of public vandalism. It is rushing to clean itself of the crimes committed by its security agents. Using its disproportionate access to state owned and affiliated media currently the government is presiding over the stories of victimhood more than those whose lives have been destroyed by it. In an act of shame and disgrace to the profession, these state owned and affiliated media are providing their helping hands to complete the act of state impunity.
Second, the central government’s first answer to the repeated cries of justice by Ethiopians is to communicate with them through its army. Like in the past, in the ongoing protests by the Oromo, which have largely focused on cities and towns within the Oromiya regional state, protesters are not only facing the regional state’s security apparatus but also the merciless hands of the federal army reserve. This is an act that not only trespasses the country’s constitutionally guaranteed federal arrangement but also makes the horrific crimes committed by necrophiliac security agents against protesters to get lost in unnecessary details, hence go unpunished.
Public protests in the past and the manner by which the current government dealt with them should teach the later a lesson or two. But the first and most urgent one is that it should stop killing, maiming and jailing its people’s questions.
In addition to the unknown numbers of those who have been killed by the police and the army in the wake of the ongoing protest, cities have seen their hospitals crowded with wounded Ethiopians of all ages; hundreds of individuals, including senior members of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), are already thrown into jails without due legal process. In clear violation of the constitution by none other than the state most of them are held incommunicado in places unknown to their loved ones.
In the wake of his release after serving four years in prison, Bekele Gerba, the prominent opposition figure, told this magazine in April last year that prison was “not a place one appreciates to be, but I think it is also the other way of life as an Ethiopian.” Sadly, Bekele is once again thrown in to jail because that is Ethiopia does to its people’s questions. But an end to this is long overdue.


Editorial: Ethiopia should stop killing, maiming and incarcerating its people’s question

Oromia: The New Agenda for Oromo Struggle February 9, 2016

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The New Agenda for Oromo Struggle

Ibsaa Guutama, Gubirmans

Oromo youth have created a new agenda that is no more limited to elites but mobilizes the whole population. It is a fluid process that can engulf any impediment on its way. During those days when Oromo were totally suppressed and placed under alien rule and all possible rights were denied no one from the colonizers camp had come out to say “please have compassion for them” When they found no way out from boundless oppression their youth of the sixties were able to find an opening and filled them with hope that liberation was possible. To fulfill that they drew a political program and vowed that they will not turn back until democratic Republic Oromiyaa is found. When they saw this, Ethiopians came out on them from all corners and threw contempt and insults. Even today no one among them has come out to say “they have the truth, wrong is being done on these people in particular, let us correct our policy and find viable solution”. They talk much about unity; its content is for them and is not meant to include non-Ethiopians like the Oromo. One person from among them, student Walalliny Makonnin is being condemned to this day for writing about the right of nations for national self-determination.

To hoodwink the question people have for ownership of their country they started saying all peoples of Ethiopia have questions of class the harm done to Oromo is no different from others and so can be overcome through class struggle. Oromo youth fooled by this rallied to fight their wars. Later they were betrayed and crushed. Some that survived joined those that had held firmly to the question of independence and freedom. Though some dropped out of the struggle by unknown pressure those that newly joined the struggle are numberless. They are still trying to repeat those lies. But there will be no turning back until what is aimed for is achieved. Youth that excel their elders and more proud of their identity are coming forth. The question is not one that can be gaged bay Wayyaanee but one that is feared to bring about her demise. She knows that people’s arms cannot be bent with Agaazii club; that is why the struggle for her is becoming the last birth pang and so catastrophic.

Oromo revolutionaries had taken vow that in Democratic Republic Oromiyaa human rights for all Oromiyaan citizens will be realized equally. In the same manner that it will be a country where universal human rights shall be respected and will not be where they are gagged and humiliated like in Ethiopia was ensured by fathers that built organization for the struggle. To get these rights respected Oromiyaa will not expect permission or suggestion from any one. The youth have asserted that the right of nations to national self-determination is a birth rights not something that someone bestows on a nation. All nations and nationalities that want to befriend them have to accept this truth. Oromiyaa is not a twig of anybody but a self-dependent country. Historically Oromiyaa is known as a country that allows others to live with it its laws not one that pushes away immigrants. With Oromo let alone human beings all living things will not be touched outside the law, it is also safuu (unethical).

Despite that knowledge, there are those that are sneaking around to create discord among Oromiyaans. To fend off these is the duty of all natural and naturalized Oromiyaa citizens. That is only to get own law respected not from fear of anyone. With Oromo anyone refusing to abide by the law is equally accountable for one’s action. If the exclusive right of the Oromo over Oromiyaa is not recognized that life for them has no meaning is already determined. Never again will they live denied the democratic heritage of their forefathers, suppressed by minority and traitors. There are groups that have taken this determination seriously and started to correct therir approaches. This is victory for Oromo youth.

To rally their constituency some Ethiopian elites still repeat what their fathers were bellowing on them that countries occupied during formation of their empire are their exclusive gift from their day of birth. That is why they are lamenting that “a country cannot be created with struggle for identity”. This shows that they are stunned by the coming forth of identity they thought to have suppressed long ago. The Oromo has nothing to fight for more than to get their Oromummaa (Oromoness). Oromummaa means personality, land, history, culture and resources. For what are they expected to fight if not for these? There is no doubt that identity of Oromo is created by Oromiyaans and identity of Ethiopia is created by Ethiopians. The Oromo had never accepted and will not accept formation of Ethiopian identity by crushing that of the Oromo. The colonies have broken their chains. Henceforth their will not be any capable “moderate” Oromo that could help driving the Oromo back to chains.

Agenda of the struggle has now changed from the first phase. The doubt about Oromo unity created between diaspora Oromo has been aborted and its being as strong as steel has been assured by Oromo youth. They have also asserted that the Oromo struggles only for one thing, for realization of being owners of their country and get back the lost right of national self-determination including independence. Oromo youth has never mentioned about secession but independence; they do not even understand what it means. The struggle is not to replay the role of Obbo Goobana Daaccee but to correct his mistakes. That did not benefit even him but rather destroyed him.

Aliens are trying to divide Oromo activists into extremists and moderates similar to the situation in 1998. That is what the Oromo say patriots and galtuu. Then without Oromo notice among them it was heard from foreign diplomats. If they say it will happen it happens. They split apart without delay. For this reason without neglecting, it is advisable to be vigilant and ward of alien hand that could possibly come through galtuu. No one should lend ears for those that say it is only from the Wayyaanee that Oromo have to guard themselves. Oromo nationals have to abstain from all that deny the right Oromo have to independence. All have to know that no one can represent all Oromo until such a time when a common leadership comes out and declare a national policy for alien relations. If they are not those that want to reinstitute Ethiopian dominance over their people, all oppressed nationalities have to worry about liberation of their country from oppression. For that first responsibility is theirs. If all could make efforts on ones part to create a peaceful environment, equality, love and happiness will not be difficult.

Those who want to reload Ethiopianess that was once forcefully imposed over others are nowadays heard groaning. Oromo had served as fountain of oppressor’s power and power of reaction over a long period of time. Now the majority of Oromo have returned to use their power for their own liberation. If there are remnants they are only the sluggish that is only burden not a force for the aliens. Based on this fact it must be known that Oromo have drawn a new political agenda of struggle. To relate to Ethiopia as oppressed and oppressor is no more but as equals. There is no weaponry that the incumbent government did not pile in its arsenal. But that cannot defeat the power of determined people. Hence what is required is to facilitate how peoples of the region could live in peace and tranquility as good African neighbors. If they try to set relations they have with the Oromo just like in the past it could be inviting catastrophe on their own people. Rather than tackling the impossible problem of mounting Oromiyaa as before, it would be better for them to adjust their tactics and strategy to reality.

Even if it was not intentional for the youth, they are able to get attention to the Oromo question by touching soft parts of Western Governments. The recent resolution of European Parliament seems that they are saying “we regret for imposing on you Minilik and Haayila Sillaasee. Had they not been enmeshed in their policy “national interest has priority over all others” and though they pushed aside their moral principle and said they will continue to give help to Ethiopia, they could not hide that situation in Oromiyaa had pricking their conscience. We hope that the condition that may result from that could make it a must for them in the course of time to take similar measures as the Europeans. Both see what is going on from the angle of their interest.

The Oromo people are under disaster. The Wayyaanee has scattered terror in them that they spend day and night with fear. Every home of Oromo mother has become a home of mourning. With pain of wounds in their hiding place and tortures in prisons Oromo youth everywhere are moaning and are subjected to live in nightmares. Families of the imprisoned are suffering from hunger, thirst and lack of necessities. The education system is disrupted and Oromiyaa is being taken back one generation. All nationals are expected to give priority for search of solutions to said problems. Though their rising together has given hope, if warding off with equal force is not started there is a possibility of untimely retreat from the struggle. At his moment what is wanted is one that stands by their side and give encouragement and help in devise strategy together not one that vaunts from a distance. Results may delay but victory for the truthful is inevitable.

Oromo political organizations are still following the old trend. They are just starting beating drums calling for unity when people back home are already fighting in unison. Even then they had never been sincere, for each want to appear as chief on every forum and the ego do not want to be swallowed in unity of decadent organizations. They are unable to pull themselves out of the force of habit of previous years. There is no one among them that clashed in the field of struggle for the cause they claim to stand for. It is like the saying, “Birds fight in the air for meat on the ground”. They think individually as opposed to collecting thinking that the struggle requires. Why did all leave OLF forming miniature Odaa, to sit idle in foreign land? There are those who say OLF lacks democratic practice and compassion. That should worry no body now; it has become history since what happened in the country. The question now must be going back to play own role or pull out of politics? Since they had been spending most of their time in fund raising they may continue with it in case they could be fringe benefit for the nation.

By this time Oromo should have a quarter where they could receive fugitives for protection. Every year, we hear about killing enemy fighters, not about liberation of a land. There were times when false information was fed. For instance, once we were shown fighters slaying camel for food. We believed the camel died to save the struggle. We did not know that she was commercial created to help in collecting alms. Be as it may what happened after that? They showed us some fighters lining up to hand over to the enemy arms supplied by the people. Many strange things not fitting the struggle for liberation were seen since then. Abba Jifaar, Mootii of Jimma is often quoted for saying “Respect starts at home” rising as the little Abba Jobir arrived at a meeting late as planned. Note that no one will remain sitted when he rises. It would be ridiculous to believe organizations that could not handle those nearest to them with due respect are sincere in their call for unity to the far offs. Unity and comradery becomes reliable only if they start at home.

But there was no soul that came out and took responsibility and accountability for all that happened. A political organization requires strict discipline and transparency. If one is not in a surrounding where one can apply own laws it will be difficult to question common member or member of the leadership for good or bad. The lack of consequences for infringement of rules is one of the causes of schism. If they melt (unite) together another episode jarring to our ears is going to be performed otherwise to expect them to bring more benefit for the country than what they did so far, will be lying to and cheating the people. People’s leadership is one that lives in the country, to deserve that they have to go back and reestablish themselves the soonest possible.

As it stands now difference between Oromo diaspora organizations and those of the Habashaa are not visible. Oromo organizations and elites are forming warm relations with Habashaa ones without any preconditions. They are taking the Oromo youth and farmers movement as giving them the opportunity to overthrow the Wayyaanee and strengthen the empire. It should have been the time to dismantle the empire system by keeping the enemy at arm’s length. Blood and sweat of Oromo children is not something to be used as negotiation tool by any one. The Oromo can communicate only with those that recognize their exclusive right over Oromiyaa beforehand.

Organizations having Oromo name and working as opposition parties are having hard time for being Oromo their Ethiopianess having been denied. They are the ones that taste the abuses Oromo people are daily undergoing. They wanted Ethiopia, which has demonstrated enough that it does not want any Oromo as equal partner. Members of legally registered organization like Bekela Gerba, Dejene Tafa, Bekele Nega, Addisu Bullala, Desta Dinka, Derejje Merga, Gurmessaa Ayana (sic) are said to have been added to old list of old prisoners for being Oromo. Baqqalaa Garbaa went back from US after promising in front of the world in mid 2015 to conduct non-violent struggle. He was trying to implement terms of the constitution in collaboration with terrorist like TPLF. It seems they imprisoned him with allegation of inciting the Oromo people’s struggle, and now he is found between life and death. He is an Oromo son whose bravery cannot be denied; it may be said he followed an erroneous policy but no one can belame him for betraying his people. At this juncture when Oromummaa is being looked down with contempt and is being humiliated, it is only Oromiyaans that can make it feared and respected. That is why Oromo children are paying the ultimate sacrifice. It is not the time one can stand aside and let an adversary harm ones own. All Oromo are obliged to rescue Baqqwala and comrades in distress. They like all of us have family and dreams. Whatever befall on him and his comrades have to be a challenge to us all.

Though some elders are stumbling, the principal objective started fifty years ago are being continued by present day youth. At this time when the struggle is heating up there is no visible difference of outlook between revolutionaries. Thanks to Wayyaanee’s push even those in doubt are being dictated by their conscience. The present condition seems that at least theoretically they have drawn a minimum program between them. Since beseeching is not helping for own survival for all to fend off the enemy has become a must. Blood has flown, such a grand people is humiliated, elderlies are slashed together all values Oromo revered are smashed. An alien without safuu or ethical values occupied them. Therefore they refused submit and kneel for inevitable death.

Be it for any cause to allow an alien build its enemy nest in Oromiyaa amounts to putting a noose around ones neck. Oromiyaans that chose to become tools for enemy force are responsible for the danger that befalls them as consequence. Traditionally Oromo respect those that come in peace and give them essential protection. Oromo had never discriminated any one for one’s identity. For this reason, to maintain the respect and benefit provided them is up to the beneficiary. Oromummaa is not a matter of blood; it is independence, equality and democratic Gadaa outlook. Let all who do not know, know and those that knowingly distort will have what they deserve. As a people that have national sovereignty, the Oromo have no alternatives to strengthening their unity more. For them to determine the level of unity they are going to have with Ethiopia and other neighbors, they have to be liberated first. It is only an independent country that can negotiate with other countries on equal terms. Unity that might be created with aliens could be viable only if based on treaty signed properly with free will of participants. Viva Oromo unity! The struggle shall not stop short of victory!!

Honor and glory for the fallen heroines and heroes; liberty, equality and freedom for the living and nagaa and araaraa for the Ayyaanaa of our forefathers!

Ibsaa Guutama
February 2016

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Econometrics Course Notes February 7, 2016

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Econometrics – the most practical part of any Economics course. Combining regression analysis with economic theory using real world data sets! This is what applied econometrics is all about!Feel free to download and share my course notes from EC2020 Elements of Econometrics.

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Ethiopia listed among the most corrupt Countries in the world according to Transparency International 2016 Report February 7, 2016

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Odaa OromooThe TPLF Corruption network

The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index clearly shows that corruption remains a blight around the world. But 2015 was also a year when people again took to the streets to protest corruption. People across the globe sent a strong signal to those in power: it is time to tackle grand corruption.

 José Ugaz,  Chair, Transparency International


 

Ethiopia is listed among the countries in the world where corruption highly prevails. According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, Ethiopia ranks 103 out of 168 countries and territories included in this year’s index.This doesn’t come as a surprise to many as Ethiopia has been for two decades under the control of a bunch of corrupt officials who are deafening us with the ‘11% economic growth’ mantra while millions of Ethiopians are starving to death.These corrupt officials are killing, torturing and imprisoning citizens in hundreds and thousands because they challenged their corrupt attitudes and their endless greed for wealth and power.


 

Source: Ethiopia listed among the most corrupt Countries in the world according to Transparency International 2016 Report


 

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#OromoProtests (Oromia):More to be done by the international community to stop the continuing violations of human rights in Ethiopia February 7, 2016

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Hanna doja. Oromo child, 1st grade student in Kombolcha, Horroo Guduruu, Oromia. Attacked  by Ethiopian regime fascist  forces on 31st December  2015

MORE ACTION NEEDED TO STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN ETHIOPIA

 


 

CIVICUS spoke to Yared Hailemariam, the director of Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE), concerning the recent killing of protesters in the country. AHRE is an NGO initiative of Ethiopian human rights activists that fled the country and is dedicated to the advancement of human rights protection in Ethiopia.


 

1. Can you detail the main causes of the current protests in Ethiopia?

The current protest in Ethiopia’s Oromia region began in November 2015. The first and main cause of the protests was the controversial government proposal of a Master Plan for the capital, Addis Ababa, which aims to expand the city by taking over several Oromia towns surrounding the capital. Protestors say the implementation of the plan will result in the displacement of thousands of local farmers who settled in the area many years back. The protest was started by students in Oromia region and then farmers and other members of the Oromo ethnic group joined the demonstrations.

2. The government has now said that it has halted the Master Plan. What are the implications of this on the current protests?

This Master Plan which is known as the “Addis Ababa Integrated Regional Development Plan” was announced by the government in April 2014. That announcement was followed by bloody protests in April and May 2014 after government forces used excessive force to stop peaceful Oromo protesters who opposed the plan. As a result, dozens were killed, hundreds of students were arrested, and many charged under the anti-terrorism law, and many others left the country. After the 2014 bloody events, the government promised to settle the disputes raised concerning the Master Plan by holding inclusive and transparent dialogue with all stakeholders especially the local residents, opposition parties, civil society representatives and local officials. However, the promises were not adhered to hence the current protest is due to those unfulfilled promises on lack of consultations.

Since the current protest started in mid-November 2015 a large number of causalities and mass arrests have been reported. These are unlawful, brutal and irresponsible acts of the government aim to dismantle the protests. The intensity of the response of the armed forces in the Oromia region exacerbated the situation. Even after the government announced its decision to halt the implementation of the Master Plan, a number of casualties were still being recorded.

In the last few weeks the protestors were also raising other serious issues such as lack of the rule of law, accountability of the state, corruption, justice problems, inequality, lack of democracy, and non-respect for basic rights of citizens.

3. It has been reported that approximately 160 people have already been killed during the protests. Can you describe the extent of the violations committed during the protests?

The current protest started on 12 November 2015 in a small town called Ginchi, which is about 80 kilometres south-west of Addis Ababa. After a week, the protests spread throughout the Oromia region. In most places the protests were peaceful including at universities, high schools and elementary students. But the response of the army and police was disproportionate to the protests as they attacked protestors killing more than 160 people and wounding many others.

On 1 December 2015 the Federal Police killed Gazahany Oliiqaa, a Haromaya University student. Some of those killed included young students and children between the ages of seven and 15 years old.

Thousands of protestors, including opposition leaders, journalists and activists were also arrested. In December 2015, prominent opposition leader Bekele Gerba, two journalists Getachew Shiferaw and Fikadu Mirkana, online activist Yonatan Teressa and four other Blue Party members were arrested. The Ethiopian authority labelled them as terrorists. In two of the main universities in the Oromia Region, including Harromaya University there were explosions in which a number of students sustained serious injuries.

4. In light of the multitude of restrictions imposed on the media and civil society in Ethiopia, to what extent has civil society been able to document and report on the protests?

Ethiopia has for a long time severely restricted press freedom and the work of civil society. It is one of the top countries when it comes to jailing journalists, many of whom it charges under the 2009 anti-terrorism law. The space for civil society to carry out their work has also been narrowed since the adoption the 2009 Charity and Societies Proclamation. This law has crippled the ability of many local NGOs especially those who work in the area of human rights. The restrictions imposed on media and civil society have a significant impact on the monitoring, documentation and reporting of the situation of human rights in Ethiopia.

As far as I am aware the current protest in Oromia region have not been well documented or investigated by the independent media or human rights organisations. Only a few foreign journalists tried to report the protest. The rest of the information has been gathered by local amateur social media activists who reported most of the incidents from the scene. Together with the foreign media, local journalists are not allowed to carry out investigations on the protest. The only local human rights organisation, the Human Rights Council (HRCO) has expressed its concern on the protest and asked the government to stop the killings and targeting of peaceful protestors. However, it was unable to conduct its investigation or reporting because of restrictions and budget constraints that hinder it from covering the whole country.

5. Has the response of the international community been adequate?

I could say that in the last two months the response of the international community has not been adequate especially when the number of causalities were rising daily. There has not been any strong pressure on the Ethiopian government to stop the excessive use of force against protesters. Perhaps the first response from the international community is the motion of the European Parliament for a resolution on the current situation in Ethiopia which has adopted on 21 January 2016.  There is still more to be done by the international community to stop the continuing violations of human rights in Ethiopia before the situation gets out of control and leads to political instability in the country.

6. What can international and regional civil society groups do to support activists in the country?

Activists in the country have faced numerous challenges and many restrictions as they perform their day to day activities. They are also subject to direct attack by government authorities. The Ethiopian government is labelling activists who criticise its policies as terrorists. As a result, the participation and visibility of Ethiopian activists in international and regional human rights mechanisms is very low and limited. This gap can be closed with a strong commitment and efforts of the international and regional civil society who have better access to advocate on the situation of Ethiopia at all levels. They could also support the work of local activists through capacity building, financing their work, consulting, supporting their research work and providing technical and security support.


 

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Solidarity Message to the Oromo People: Ergaa Tokkummaa Saba Keenya Hundaaf: የአንድነት መልዕክት February 6, 2016

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Odaa OromooSolidarity message to Oromo People and #OromoProtests#OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally, South Africa, 1st Feb. 2016Bilisummaa (Freedom Function)

 


 

A solidarity message to the Oromo people from the following U.S.-based Oromo organizations (listed alphabetically): Bet’el Oromo Evangelical Church of Minnesota; Bilal Oromo Dawa Center of Minnesota; Macha Tulama Association; Northern California Oromo Community; OFC International Support Group; Oromia Media Network Board; Oromo American Citizens Council; Oromo Community of Minnesota; Oromo Community of Portland; Oromo Members of the Orthodox Church in the U.S.; Oromo Studies Association; Our Redeemer Oromo Evangelical Church of Minnesota; Tawfiq Islamic Center of Minnesota; Tawhid Islamic Center of Minnesota; and TUMSA.

The message is delivered in three languages: Afaan Oromoo, English and Amharic:-


 

ERGAA TOKKUMMAA SABA KEENYA HUNDAAF

Nuti, warri gaditti mallatteessine, Oromootni bakka buutota dhaabbilee Siivikii, dhaabbilee amantaa, barnootaa, hawwaasaa fi dhaabbilee sabquunnamtii adda addaa taane, warra miseensa maatii isaanii du’aan dhaban hundumaaf gadda nutti dhaga’ame sagalee tokkoon dhageessifna. Akkasumas uummata keenya warra miidhaa mootummaan Itoophiyaa saba keenya irraan ga’aa jiru gara kuteenyaan mormaa jirtaniif deggersaa fi ergaa tokkummaa jabaa ta’e isiniif ergina.

Sabni Oromoo mootummoota Itoophiyaa wal jijjiiraa turan jalatti waggaa 120 oliif hacuuccaadhaan gidirfameera. Haa ta’u malee wanti mootummaan gara jabeessa ta’e kan isin amma jala jirtan EPRDF/TPLF torbanoota muraasa darban kana keessa raawwate kun kan dhiyootti ta’eera jennee yaadachuu dandeenyu hundumaan ol hammaataadha.

Magaalaa fi baadiyyaan isin keessa jiraattan hundi humna waraanaatiin qabamee waan jiruuf sodaa guddaa fi qabatamaa keessa akka jirtan ni hubanna. Weerarri gara jabinaa humni waraanaa biyyoolessaa Aga’azii Oromiyaa irratti geggeesse nu keessaa baduu hin danda’u. Barattoota umurii mana barumsaa keessa jiran kan humni waraanaa mootummaa Itoophiyaa ajjeeseef onneen keenya gaddaan cabee jira. Oduu dirqisiifamanii gudeedamuu dubartoota keenyaa dhaga’uudhaan onneen keenya madaa’eera. Isa mootummaan Itoophiyaa sochii isin gootan kanaan shororkeessitummaadha jedhe nuti morminee jirra. Kana irratti eenyutu shororkeessituudha? Barattoota hidhannoo hin qabne warra karaa nagaadhaan mormii isaanii dhageessifatan moo waraana hidhatee isaan ajjeesaa jirudha? Dhugaan ofii isaatii haa dubbatu.

Miidhamni, hacuuccaa fi murtiin dalgaa lafuma ofii keessanii irratti hidhamtoota isin haa taasisu iyyuu malee haala ulfaataa akkasii keessatti iyyuu gara kuteenyaa fi gootummaadhaan qabsoo keessan itti fuftanii jirtu. Dargaggootni Oromoo, naamusni keessan, booreen keessan, jaalalli isin biliisummaaf qabdan, ciminnii fi diddaan isin qorumsa jabaa kana keessatti agarsiiftan, nu boonsee jira. Uummata Itoophiyaa fi kan biroofis burqaa kaka’umsaa fi jabinaa taataniittu. Gumaacha keessaniif dhalootni Oromoo kan isin galateeffatu yeroo ta’u, aarsaa keessan seenaan ni yaadata.

Wal’aansoon saba Oromoo sadarkaa hadha’aa irra ga’ee jira. Amma boodatti deebi’uun hin jiru. Amma dhumaatti fuula duratti tarkaanfachuu malee filannoo biraa hin qabnu. Aarsaa baafame akka waan waa’ee hin baafneetti lakkoofsisuu hin qabnu. Mo’icha as dhiyaate kana adda kutuun balaa guddaa qaba.

Kanaafuu, qabsoo itti fufuu keessatti akka cimtanii fi jabaattan isin jajjabeessuu barbaadna. Karaa fincila adda addaa mootummaan kun uummata Oromoo irratti lola labsee jira. Mootummaan uummata isaa irratti lola labsu itti fufee bulchuudhaaf ga’umsa hin qabu. Kanaaf, Mootummaa Hacuucaa kana jalaa uummata keenya biliisa baasuudhaaf qabsoon jabaatee itti fufuu qaba.

Seenaa keenya keessatti yeroo murteessaa ta’e kanatti, yeroo ergaa tokkummaa kana isiniiferginu, nageenya uummata keenyaaf kadhachaa wal’aansoo kana keessatti waan gochuudandeenyu hundumaan isin cina dhaabannee isin deggeruudhaaf irra deebinee waadaa seenna.

Hafuurri Oromoon Biliisummaaf qabu kana booda waanjoo garbummaa fi hacuuccaa waan baachuu hin dandeenyeef, tures dhiyaates haqni jali’na irratti akka mo’uu fi uummatni keenya akka mo’icha argatu shakkii hin qabnu. Sabni Oromoo guddichi deebi’ee akka biliisomu ni amanna!


SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO OUR COMPATRIOTS

We, the undersigned, representatives of Oromo civic, religious, academic, community and media organizations, hereby in unison convey our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family members. We also send our unflinching support and message of solidarity to you, our people, who are valiantly resisting the repression by the Ethiopian government.

The Oromo nation has suffered over 120 years of indignity under successive Ethiopian regimes, but the cruelty and viciousness you have been subject to by the EPRDF/TPLF regime in the last few weeks surpasses anything that we have witnessed in recent memory.

We understand that today you are living under a significant amount of fear and duress as a result of the military occupation of your towns and villages. The outrage we feel at the brutality the TPLF Agazi force has unleashed in Oromia is immeasurable. We are heartbroken by the number of school age children the Ethiopian security forces have killed. We are repulsed and outraged by the news of women raped. We reject the Ethiopian government’s characterization of your movement as an act of terrorism. Who is the terrorist here? Are they the unarmed school children demonstrating peacefully or those who are armed and killing them? Let the truth speak for itself.

In spite of all the violence, repression and systemic abuse that has made you prisoners in your own land, you have persevered and heroically continued the struggle under the most difficult of conditions. And to the Oromo youth, your discipline, tenacity, love of liberty, courage and defiance in the face of an adversity, has made us all proud. You are a source of inspiration and strength for all peoples in Ethiopia and beyond. Generations of Oromos will remain indebted to you for your contributions, and history will remember your sacrifice.

The Oromo nation has reached a critical stage in its struggle. At this point, there is no turning back. We have no choice, but to march to the very end. We cannot allow the sacrifices made to be in vain. The consequences of stopping short of ultimate victory will be disastrous.

Therefore, we want to encourage you to remain resolute and courageous as you sustain the struggle. Through its various agents of violence, this government has declared war on the Oromo people. And a government that declares war on the very people it seeks to rule has no moral authority or legitimacy to remain as such. Thus, the struggle to liberate our people from this repressive regime should continue undeterred.

At this critical juncture in our history, as we send you this message of solidarity, we pray for the safety and well-being of our people and recommit ourselves to stand with you and support the struggle with everything at our disposal. As the free Oromo spirit can no longer bear the yoke of bondage and indignity, there is no doubt in our minds that sooner or later justice will prevail over evil and our people will be victorious. We are confident that the great Oromo nation shall once again be free!


የአንድነት መልዕክት ለህዝባችን በሙሉ

እኛ ከታች የፈረምን ሰዎች፣ የኦሮሞ የሲቪክ ተቋማት፣ የሀይማኖት፣ የት/ት ቤቶች፣ የማህበረሰብ እና የመገናኛ ብዙሃን ተወካዮች የሆንን፣ የቤተሰብ አባላቶቻቸውን በሞት ላጡት በሙሉ የተሰማንን ጥልቅ ሀዘን በአንድ ድምጽ እናሰማለን፡፡ እንደዚሁም የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት በህዝባችን ላይ እያደረሰ ያለውን ጥቃት በጀግንነት እየታገሉ ላሉት ወገኖቻችን የአንድነት እና የድጋፍ መልዕክት እንልካለን፡፡

የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ስፈራረቁ በነበሩት የኢትዮጵያ ነገስታት ከ120 ዓመታት በላይ ስጨቆን መቆየቱ ይታወቃል፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ አሁን እየገዛችሁ ያለው ጨካኝ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ባሳለፍናቸው ጥቂት ሳምንታት ውስጥ በእናንቴ ላይ የፈጸመው ታላቅ ጥቃት በቅርቡ ከደረሱት እና ማስታወስ ከምንችለው በደሎች ሁሉ የከፋ ነው፡፡

ያላችሁበት ከተማ እና መንደር በሙሉ በወታደር ስለተወረረ እጅግ አስፈሪ አና ተጨባጭ ፍርሃት ውስጥ መሆናችሁን እንረዳለን፡፡ የአገዓዚ ወታደር በኦሮሚያ ላይ ያደረሰው በጭካኔ የተሞላ እርምጃ ከውስጣችን ልጠፋ አይችልም፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ወታደሮች በትምህርት ዕድሜ ውስጥ ያሉት ተማሪዎችን በጭካኔ ከመግደሉ የተነሳ ልባችን በሃዘን ተሰብረዋል፡፡ ሴቶቻችን በወታደሮች የመደፈራቸውን ዜና ሰምተን ልባችን ቆስለዋል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት የእናንቴን የነጻነት ጥያቄ ሽብርተኝነት ነው ብሎ የፈረጀውን እኛ አልተቀበልነውም፡፡ በዚህ ላይ ማነው አሸባሪ? ያለምንም ትጥቅ በሰላማዊ መንገድ ጥያቄያቸውን ያቀረቡ ተማሪዎች ወይስ ተማሪዎቹን የሚገድሉ የታጠቁ ሀይላት? እውነት ራሱ ይናገር፡፡

ጥቃት፣ ጭቆና እና ኢፍታዊነት በገዛ መሬታችሁ ላይ እስረኞች ብያደርጓችሁም በዚህ አስቸጋሪ ጊዜ እንኳ በቁርጠኝነት እና በጀግንነት ትግላችሁን በመቀጠል ላይ ናችሁ፡፡ የኦሮሞ ወጣቶች፣ ሥርዓታችሁ፣ ወኔያችሁ፣ ለነጻነት ያላችሁ ፍቅር፣ ጥንካሬያችሁ እና በዚህ አስቸጋሪ ወቅት ያሳያችሁት ተቃውሞ አኩርተውናል፡፡ ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብና ለሌሎችም የብርታት እና የተነሳሽነት ምንጭ ሆናችኋል፡፡ ላደረጋችሁት አስተዋጽኦ የኦሮሞ ትውልድ የሚያመሰግናችሁ ሲሆን የከፈላችሁትን መስዋዕትነት ታርክ ይዘክራል፡፡

የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ትግል በአስከፊ ደረጃ ላይ ደርሰዋል፡፡ በዚህ ጊዜ ወደኋላ መመለስ የለም፡፡ እስከፍጻሜ ከመገስገስ ውጪ ሌላ አማራጭ የለም፡፡ የተከፈለውን መስዋዕትነት ከንቱ ማድርግ አይኖርብንም፡፡ የተቃረበውን ድል ማቋረጥ የከፋ አደጋ ያስከትላል፡፡

ስለዚህ የጀመራችሁን ትግል በብርታት እንድትቀጥሉ ልናደፋፍራችሁ እንወዳለን፡፡ በተለያየ መንገድ ይህ መንግስት በኦሮሞ ህዝብ ላይ ጦርነት አውጇል፡፡ በራሱ ህዝብ ላይ ጦርነት የሚያውጅ መንግስት በስልጣን ልቀጥል አይገባውም፡፡ በመሆኑም ከዚህ ጨቋኝ መሪ ህዝባችንን ነጻ ለማውጣት ትግሉ ተጠናክሮ ልቀጥል ይገባል፡፡

በኦሮሞ ህዝብ ታርክ ውስጥ ወሳኝ በሆነው በዚህ ጊዜ ይህንን የአንድነት መልዕክት እያስተላለፍንላችሁ ለህዝባችን ደህንነት እየጸለይን በዝህ ትግል ውስጥ ማድረግ በምንችለው ሁሉ ከጎናችሁ ሆነን ለመደገፍ ደግመን ቃል እንገባለን፡፡ የኦሮሞ የነጻነት መንፈስ ከዚህ በኋላ የጭቆና እና የባርነት ቀንበር መሸከም ስለማይችል፣ ራቀም ቀረበም ፍትህ በክፉ ላይ ድል እንደምቀዳጅ እና ህዝባችን ድል እንደሚያደርግ አንጠራጠርም፡፡ ታላቁ የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ተመልሶ ነጻ እንደሚሆን እናምናለን!


 


 

– Bet’el Oromo Evangelical Church of Minnesota
– Bilal Oromo Dawa Center of Minnesota
– Macha Tulama Association
– Northern California Oromo Community
– OFC International Support Group
– Oromia Media Network Board
– Oromo American Citizens Council
– Oromo Community of Minnesota
– Oromo Community of Portland
– Oromo Members of the Orthodox Church in the U.S.
– Oromo Studies Association
– Our Redeemer Oromo Evangelical Church of Minnesota
– Tawfiq Islamic Center of Minnesota
– Tawhid Islamic Center of Minnesota
– TUMSA

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#OromoProtests: Comparative Analysis February 4, 2016

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South Africa: Bloody Repression in Ethiopia and Why #FeesMustFall Should Take Notice

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By Addis Alem,  All Africa, 4 February 2016

Over the past few months, students, in solidarity with farmers resisting land grabs in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, faced off with security forces in some of the biggest protests the country has ever seen. The protests against the “Addis Ababa Master Plan” were repelled by Ethiopian troops, resulting in mass arrests and deaths of protestors.ADDIS ALEM describes the current situation in the Oromia region, and how it can be compared to the #FeesMustFall protests in South African universities.

The Oromo community, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, began protesting in November against the “Addis Ababa Master Plan”, which, the government said, aimed to develop areas surrounding the capital. Protesters said the plan would only evict farmers and leave them dispossessed and impoverished.

While the protests were about the plan, it also was an opportunity for the Oromo people who feel marginalised economically and culturally by the government, to be heard. And the struggle over the plan is part of a bigger accusation leveled against the state: the forcible removal of removing tens of thousands of people from their homes to make way for large-scale, commercial ventures (mostly foreign).

Of course it is a problem: eighty percent of Ethiopians still live in rural areas and land remains a contentious issue in this East African country.

The protests

Students – from high schools and primary schools – led the protests against land grabs. Doctors, nurses, teachers and bank workers stood in solidarity with them, and boycotts, sit-ins and silent marches were held throughout the country.

The response from the Ethiopian government has been brutal. The police and army in Ethiopia responded with live ammunition, teargas and mass arrests, resulting in scores dying – including children.

Independent reporting on what is happening in the country is almost nonexistent due to government censorship. There is also no way to independently verify the death toll, but activists have put the number at at least 150.

Hundreds more are said to have been arrested, joining tens of thousands of political prisoners in Ethiopian jails.

Journalists, bloggers, Muslim advocates for religious freedom, non-governmental organisations, opposition groups and other dissenting voices have long been repressed with Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation 652/2009. According to Amnesty International, the law permits the government to use unrestrained force against suspected terrorists, including pre-trial detention of up to four months.

Those involved in the current wave of protests have been labelled as “terrorists”, with the military being sent in to clamp down on them. Journalists, bloggers and other dissenting voices have already been prosecuted on the basis of Anti-Terrorism Laws.

Take the story of Hora Banti Irena, a 4th year Food Science student at Walaga University. On January 4th, he was arrested on campus. Two days later, his body was found in the Hadiyya river. In another incident, Reuters reported that two students were killed and six others were injured when a hand grenade was thrown at them in Dilla University.

Meanwhile, others have simply disappeared. In one case, Kenna Shiferaw, a 10th-grade student at Ambo Secondary school was kidnapped by soldiers. Her pictures, along with many others, have flooded social media.

#OromoProtests Kenna Shiferaw a 10th grade student at Ambo secondary school was kidnapped by soldiers this morning. pic.twitter.com/hYkzzr6zSS

— Addisgazetta (@addisgazetta) December 29, 2015

The army was deployed onto some university campuses and schools, and some students – including high school and primary school students – boycotted class, demanding the release of their classmates and arrest of those who killed protestors.

As a result of the protests, the government’s plan was shelved. But the protests have continued. Though calls have been made for independent investigations into the killings and arrests, nothing has been done. The protests over the land have triggered protests against the dispossession of thousands of smallholder farmers, destruction of livelihoods and erosion of cultural rights.

#Ethiopea.Powerful cover from @addisstandard on #OromoProtests. pic.twitter.com/zAKywcSlkb

— Revi Mfizi (@revimfizi) January 11, 2016

“The government should desist from using draconian anti-terrorism measures to quell protests and instead protect its citizen’s right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,” Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, was quoted as having said.

Last year, in Ambo, about 125km west of the Addis Ababa, about 47 were reported to have been killed by security forces [Editor’s note: the Ethiopian government said nine people were killed] after university students led a protest against the land grabbing.

In many ways, the wave of protests over land is a resumption of student-led protests 2014, and they have re-emerged at a time of immense desperation: the country faces one of the worst droughts since the 1980s. Despite the much lauded double-digit growth, some ten million people are already in desperate need of food aid as a result of the drought.

The link to South Africa

The student-led struggle in solidarity with smallholder farmers in Ethiopia is similar to the campaign for better working conditions for cleaning staff in South African universities. The campaign in South Africa has forged a unity between students and mainly black women workers, who endure insecure working conditions and earn a poverty wage.

To this end, it is impossible to talk of #FeesMustFall without bringing in the struggles of students and the Oromo people in Ethiopia. They are in many ways the same struggle: for dignity, justice and better access for the black body. Moreover, #FeesMustFall is perhaps the first stop en route the land question in South Africa.

Besides, the story has certainly reached South Africa.

Ethiopians protest at #UN offices in #Pretoria demanding UN interves in rights abuses in #Ethiopia #OromoProtests pic.twitter.com/HBDhVOmlCU

— Hassan Isilow (@hisilow) February 1, 2016

This places an urgent responsibility into the hands of students and other progressives organising in universities and other political formations in South Africa and beyond against this brutal repression of students fighting a similar cause.

The use of live ammunition by the security forces must cease, and thorough and transparent investigations into the extra-judicial killings and other violence against protestors in Ethiopia must begin immediately. Likewise, there must also be investigations into violence of police and private security in protests in South Africa. All political prisoners in Ethiopia must be released. The Anti-Terrorism laws must also be scrapped.

We anticipate that there will be more protests at South African universities against financial exclusion and against outsourcing in 2016. In fact, mobilisations have long begun. The promise to contain protests by any means has also been made repeatedly as universities doggedly insist they will continue to block students burdened with debt and insist on upfront payment.

A firm stand against any form of repression and urgent solidarity is needed to protect the right to protest in South Africa. In the same light, solidarity with the Oromo student-led protests against land grabbing is also an important step which speaks to the struggle of African people to decide on their own material wellbeing in their collective interests and not that of a narrow political and economic elite.

Addis Alem (not his real name) is a member of the October 6 movement, a collective of progressive students, workers and academics in the University of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201602041524.html

UNPO: Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region, Ethiopia: What Is to Become of Its Minorities? February 4, 2016

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Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella Region, Ethiopia: What Is to Become of Its Minorities?

 

Unfortunately it is not unusual for the Ethiopian government to conduct ethnically-based human rights violations in its own country. Only a few weeks go, Oromo civilians were specifically targeted and killed in their home towns following peaceful protests. Today it is the Anuak community who is suffering from oppression by national authorities. The government seems to have started the conflict to repress a group of civilians suspected of affiliation to the Gambella Peoples’ Liberation Movement (GPLM). The People’s Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) condemns these atrocities and pleads the international community to take these continuous human rights violations in consideration when engaged in relations with the Ethiopian Government.

 

Photo courtesy of Julio Garcia @Flickr

 

On January 27, 2016, around 2:00 am local time, ‘special police’ from the regional administration of Gambella aided by local militia attacked Anuak civilians all over the region. Subsequently, the death of more than four dozen of Anuak civilians have been reported; and the indiscriminate massacre of unarmed Gambella civilians is said to be continuing. Moreover, the local militia close to the regional administrator attacked a prison in Gambella town and residential areas by killing more than 8 people and destroying the regional state prison.

In Gambella, the Ethiopian government arms and trains both the special police forces and the local militias. Therefore, the government is believed to have instigated the current conflict after it has suspected that the Anuak are affiliated to Gambella Peoples’ Liberation Movement (GPLM), one of the founding members of the ‘Peoples’ Alliance for freedom and Democracy’ (PAFD). The instability of the South Sudan is also said to have negatively impacted on the intra-communal harmony.

Between 13 and 16 of December 2003, in Gambella region, the Ethiopian army has massacred over 424 Anuak people, wounding further 200 and causing the disappearances of about 85 people.

Time and again, we have witnessed such profoundly disturbing crimes perpetrated by the current Ethiopian government on civilians of all regions. Since November 2015, the Ethiopian government’s forces are committing similar massacres and brutally treating unarmed Oromo civilians in various Oromia villages and towns. The Oromo civilians are peacefully protesting TPLF’s land-grabbing policies under the pretext of expanding Addis Ababa.

The regime blatantly continues committing similar massacres in Ogaden Somali, Sidama, Tepi-Mezenger, Beni-Shangul and other regions in front of the international community. Civilians and opposition groups and their supporters are arbitrarily imprisoned, continually tortured and denied legal representation. Millions of farmers are continually uprooted from their livelihoods to vacate their land for TPLF’s business. Journalists for writing the truth and all those who dare to exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights are classified as terrorists.

Therefore, PAFD

– Categorically condemns the Ethiopian government’s systematic instigation of the current conflict in Gambella and urges it to stop the arming of one ethnic group to stand against their own people.

– Calls upon all the Gambella civilians to exercise utmost restraint; stop massacring their own brothers and sisters- instead uniting to resist authoritarian TPLF’s regime

– Calls upon all Gambella related democratic movements and liberation fronts to unite in unanimously denouncing the Ethiopian government’s heinous tactics of inciting conflicts between fraternally co-exited brothers and sisters.

– Calls upon all the international and Ethiopian related democratic forces to unite in condemning the on-going Gambella massacre orchestrated by the Ethiopian government.

– Calls upon all the international humanitarians and Western politicians to rethink their position whilst supporting the Ethiopian TPLF’s authoritarian regime.

– Call upon all foreign groups to desist from interfering in the internal affairs of the Gambella peoples.

 

For the original press release please download this.

http://unpo.org/article/18883

The Tragedy of Ethiopia’s Internet February 3, 2016

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Odaa OromooThe Tragedy of Ethiopia’s Internet

The Tragedy of Ethiopia’s Internet

By Justin Lynch, Motherboard, 1 February 2016


 

The only way to access the internet in Ethiopia is through the government-owned provider, Ethio Telecom, which has unilateral control over the telecom industry. A burgeoning tech scene in neighboring Kenya, which has an internet penetration rate of 69.6 percent, has garnered the name “Silicon Savannah.” But in Ethiopia, the monopoly on internet access has created one of the most disconnected countries in the world.
Only 3.7 percent of Ethiopians have access to the internet, according to the latest data, one of the lowest penetration rates in the world. By comparison, South Sudan, which lacks most basic government services, has an internet penetration rate of 15.9 percent. There are only ten countries with lower internet penetration than Ethiopia. Most of them, such as Somalia and North Korea, are hampered by decades-long civil wars or largely sealed off from outside world.



 

Nafkot Nega thinks journalists are terrorists. When I visited him and his mother, Serkalem Fassil, at their tiny apartment in the outskirts of Washington, DC, in early January, 9-year-old Nafkot intermittently murmured and jabbed his hands, pretending to be a superhero fighting criminals.

Perhaps some of those criminals were journalists like his father, Eskinder Nega, who was convicted of violating Ethiopia’s anti-terror law in July 2012. Eskinder is currentlyserving an 18-year prison sentence.

“Journalism is a crime or a terrorist act in his mind because what has been portrayed about [his dad],” Serkalem explained to me through a translator. “Not only his dad, but if you mention any journalist he will scream and say ‘I don’t like journalists!’”

Their story is a weaving tale that mirrors how Ethiopia, home to over 90 million people, became a digital hermit nation. How Nafkot come to believe journalism is a crime equivalent to terrorism is a case study of how governments have used the internet as a tool for repression.

***The only way to access the internet in Ethiopia is through the government-owned provider, Ethio Telecom, which has unilateral control over the telecom industry. A burgeoning tech scene in neighboring Kenya, which has an internet penetration rateof 69.6 percent, has garnered the name “Silicon Savannah.” But in Ethiopia, themonopoly on internet access has created one of the most disconnected countries in the world.

Only 3.7 percent of Ethiopians have access to the internet, according to the latest data, one of the lowest penetration rates in the world. By comparison, South Sudan, which lacks most basic government services, has an internet penetration rate of 15.9 percent. There are only ten countries with lower internet penetration than Ethiopia. Most of them, such as Somalia and North Korea, are hampered by decades-long civil wars or largely sealed off from outside world.

As one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, with one of the most storied cultures in the world, Ethiopia’s lack of internet access is astounding. It’s also troubling.

It’s unclear exactly how many Ethiopians can access the internet. Those who can, however, must contend with the specter of state surveillance. The Ethiopian government is suspected of deploying spyware and other hacking and surveillance tools to surveil individuals, including at least one American citizen, hooked to the web. Because of these alleged cybersleuthing efforts, the Ethiopian government has turned an engine of commerce and information into an afterthought and an instrument of surveillance.

Nafkot. Illustration: Shaye Anderson

Former American diplomats, current members of Ethiopia’s intelligence agency, and foreign policy experts all told me that the Ethiopian government is afraid of dissident views spreading online, and has crafted its intelligence service, telecom sector, and legal codes to stamp out digital dissent.

Perhaps the foremost victim of the country’s internet crusade is young Nafkot, who believes his father is a terrorist because he’s a journalist. Nafkot’s parents were two of the most well-known journalists in Ethiopia; Eskinder and Serkalem were internationally award winning media moguls, who began their respective careers after the communist Derg regime fell in 1987, and a new government formed in 1991. After a disputed parliamentary election where ensuing protests turned violent in 2005, both Eskindir and Serkalem were arrested.

Unbeknownst to either of them, Serkalem was pregnant.

***The prohibitive factors that cause Ethiopia’s digital divide are straightforward. The monopoly on internet access has made it prohibitively expensive for many citizens to get online. Routine service outages make connections unreliable. And for those Ethiopians who do manage to access the internet, there is little content available in the local language of Amharic.

Whether these barriers to internet access are the intended result of a system designed to limit the spread of information, or the unintentional byproduct of a monopolistic cash cow is about as murky as the country’s dealings in cyber-espionage.

“Ethiopia wants to maintain as much control as possible over the internet so that it can prevent internal comments that are critical of government policies and minimize access to critical comments originating outside Ethiopia,” David Shinn, the former American ambassador to Ethiopia, told me.

A member of the Information Network Security Agency, one of Ethiopia’s intelligence agencies, also told me the monopoly purposefully limited internet access to preserve security in the country.

“Everything connected to the internet is slowing down”

“It’s because of security reasons, and I don’t think there is anything related to that other than this,” said the official, who works on technical capabilities and spoke on the condition on anonymity because he did not want to talk about his employer. “Everything connected to the internet is slowing down. Entrepreneurs can’t create their companies.”

Ethiopia is among a constellation of African nations made of patchworks of ethnic identity, and Bronwyn Bruton, the Deputy Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, told me that the government has led the fractured country by limiting freedom of expression.

“The Ethiopian state is very fragile,” Bruton said. “It’s built on a premise of segregation that is in theory separate but equal, however in practice dominated by one ethnic group, the Tigray. The Tigreans are only about six percent of the population but they absolutely dominate political and economic power.”

When I asked Teressa Belete, the Chief Enterprise Officer at Ethio Telecom, if the lack of internet access was a deliberate result of the government to limit free speech and dissent, he seemed genuinely confused and dismissed the idea. The advantage of a government monopoly, Belete said, is that rural Ethiopians, who make up a majority of the country’s population, wouldn’t be serviced by private companies with profit motives.

Yet Ethio Telecom, which was founded in 1952, made an estimated $300 million profit per year, as The Economist reported in 2012. And Ethio Telecom used the excess funds to bankroll railway development in the country.

“The country lags far behind in terms of liberalization of the [telecommunications] sector,” said Lishan Adam, a consultant who has worked with the World Bank on information and communications tech policy. “They missed most of the liberalization era in the 1990s, and there was a delay in terms of getting internet.”

Adam told me Ethiopia only became connected to the internet in 1997, and said that while the desire to limit free speech might be a factor in the lack of internet access, it wasn’t the main reason why most Ethiopians aren’t online.

Ethiopia’s internet penetration rate is reported to be 3.7 percent as of November 2015. Ethiopian officials take issue with that figure, reported by the World Bank. They argue it’s inaccurate because it doesn’t fully account for mobile subscribers. The World Bank’s numbers do include mobile subscribers, but it’s likely the reported number is still too low, and Adam estimated that the true internet penetration rate is between five and 15 percent of the population.

***Nafkot was born in prison in 2006. He was premature and couldn’t breathe at room temperature. Doctors wanted to move him immediately to a hospital with incubators, but the only hospital that could admit him required a signed form one of his parents. Serkalem was still under anesthesia, and the police wouldn’t bring the form to Eskindir. Nafkot could not get the treatment he needed.

“They didn’t really care about his life, but for the grace of God survived,” Serkalem said, her voice rising with anger.

Nafkot stayed at his grandparent’s home until Serkalem and Eskinder were released from prison. At which point, Serkalem and Eskinder could not continue working as print journalists; along with most of the independent newspapers in the country, theirs were shut down. Serkalem stopped writing altogether. Eskinder began blogging online, one of the first in the country to do so.

“He turned to blogging because all of the other avenues were closed,” Serkalem said. “Although he knew that not many had internet access in Ethiopia, it was better than being silent. He knew it wasn’t going to do much, but he needed to write.”

Serkalem. Illustration: Shaye Anderson

The internet penetration rate in Ethiopia was 0.2 percent in 2005, and it is believed by internet security experts that the government’s online censorship began in 2006, the year Eskinder started blogging. Opposition websites inside Ethiopia became inaccessible that year, and the government was assumed to be behind the censorship.

Before parliamentary elections in 2010, the Ethiopian government introduced a vague anti-terrorism law in an effort to avoid another contested election, Jeffrey Smith, an international human rights expert based in Washington, DC, told me. The law has become a cornerstone of the government’s censorship, labeling anyone who “influences government” a “terrorist.”

“Ethiopia is an example of a ruling regime that uses the term ‘terrorism’ as a politically expedient term,” Smith said. “The terrorism concerns inside the country are real but they have gone way beyond that, and have systematically abused human rights.”

With the Arab Spring protests in late 2010, there was hope the anti-government rallies that began in Tunisia would spread to Ethiopia. Eskinder’s blogging was provocative and confrontational during this time. In one 2011 article he prodded the Ethiopian military to choose the side of the people like the Egyptian military did at the time.

“Ordinary citizens took the initiative all over North Africa and the Middle East,” Eskinder wrote in another post, published September 2, 2011. “The results made history. They are powerful precedents for the rest of humanity. While inspiring words, sober analyses and robust debates are indispensable as ever, they will remain exactly no more than mere words unless translated into actions. To Ethiopia this means risking the core of a much cherished collective vision—peaceful transition to democracy.”

“No school for me”

On September 14, 2011, while Eskinder was picking up Nafkot from school, the Ethiopian intelligence service surrounded Eskinder’s car and arrested him. Serkalem raced to the scene. She found Nafkot crying, but no Eskinder. Serkalem took Nafkot to his grandmother’s house, then went straight to the Maekelawi prison, notorious for practices of torture. She waited for three hours for Eskinder to show up. But he never did.

That’s because Eskinder was actually at their house, watching the intelligence service rifle through the family’s belonging. Serkalem recalled that when she returned home the intelligence officers tried to stop her from entering, but she forced herself through to reach Eskinder. Panicked, she yelled out to him.

“Calm down, and be courageous!” Eskinder shouted back. Then he was taken away.

Afterward, Serkalem went to pick up 5-year-old Nafkot. The boy was clearly traumatized from witnessing his father arrested at school. The next day, Nafkot didn’t want to go back.

“No school for me,” he said.

***The Ethiopian intelligence apparatus is one of the most invasive in the world. Exiled Ethiopian journalists in Nairobi, Kenya, told me of being followed or snooped on by government agents who had no interest in hiding their identity. One Ethiopian businessman joked to me about how he wouldn’t be surprised if he heard a third-party cough while talking with someone over the phone.

Felix Horne, the Ethiopia researcher at Human Rights Watch and author of acomprehensive report on the Ethiopian surveillance agency, told me that the government has a nationwide program called “five to one.” It’s an all-seeing system in which five citizens are monitored by one individual. It is like a listening node in a system that spans the entire country with the goal to preserve command over its many ethnic groups.

“The Ethiopian government, like many other governments, appears to be using hacking tools to supplement their regular surveillance regime” said Bill Marczak, a research fellow at Citizen Lab. The Ethiopian government’s traditional surveillance methods are “effective for someone who is looking inside Ethiopia, but one of the features of Ethiopia is it has a very large diaspora community spread out over many different countries in the world.”

Washington, DC, has around a quarter million Ethiopian expatriates, and there is a large presence in Europe, Marczak added. And there is “no way other than hacking, phishing, and targeted attacks to monitor these people.”

Eskinder. Illustration: Shaye Anderson

When Neamin Zeleke received an email in December 2014 claiming to have inside information about a sensitive subject in Ethiopia, his home country, he recognized it as a likely hack. Zeleke was managing director of Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), one of the largest Ethiopian news outlets, and run by members of the country’s diaspora. Its website and TV service are banned in the country. But Ethiopians can still access the channel and website through satellites and proxy servers.

Zeleke told me that ESAT satellite service has been jammed 20 times by the government. The latest jam, he said, happened just a few minutes before he and I met in early January. He forwarded the suspicious email to Marczak of Citizen Lab, who recognized that it carried a low-level bug likely from Hacking Team, a provider of surveillance software to governments across the world.

Using software from Hacking Team, an Italian company, and likely the Gamma Group, a European company, the Ethiopian intelligence service has targeted journalists and political opponents with invasive systems that allow the government to remotely activate a computer camera and microphone, record keystrokes, and monitor online activity. The frequency of these attacks and other surveillance capability is obscured by the inherent secrecy of spycraft, and that the targets of these hacks either don’t know, or don’t want to share that they’ve been infiltrated makes it difficult to assess the tools and motivations of their hacking, Marczak told me.

Zeleke is both a journalist and a political opponent. He is a member of Ginbot 7, an armed opposition group in Ethiopia that is labeled a terrorist organization by the government. Security experts told me that there is no evidence Ginbot 7 has ever undertaken terrorist activity, and the organization is not on the US State Department’s list of terror organizations.

Ginbot 7 is largely a collection of exiled Ethiopians who operate outside the borders of the country they wish to change. According to an ESAT report, Ginbot 7 has attacked government soldiers, which Zeleke confirmed to me.

Zeleke stepped down as managing director of ESAT in early 2016. He didn’t have the time for it anymore, and told me he was worried he could no longer be objective. He is now a consultant for the organization, though he still holds a corner office in the station’s tiny studio, which is lined with awards from prestigious human rights organizations.

One of the awards was for Eskinder Nega.

Zeleke told me ESAT took the award on behalf of Eskinder, who “was considered one of the pioneers of independent media in Ethiopia.”

In the ESAT news bullpen, and also next to Eskinder’s award in Zekele’s office, was a large portrait of Andargachew Tsige, the founder of Ginbot 7, in military fatigues. Tsige is believed to be under arrest in Ethiopia. Zeleke lept toward me when I tried to take a photo of the portrait next to Eskinder’s award.

“I don’t think that’s appropriate for this story,” Naimin said, moving Tsige’s photo out of the shot.

Later, I asked Zeleke if he thought the Ethiopian government was targeting him and other ESAT journalists because of their dissident views, or because the government perceives the organization as affiliated with Ginbot 7. What if authorities didn’t know where Zeleke’s political activity ends, and his journalism begins? It wouldn’t justify the surveillance. But because there have been so few public cases of the Ethiopian government’s targets, the distinction could illuminate the motivations of the intelligence service’s hacking—primarily to stop the flow of information, or targeting perceived political threats.

The head of the government agency that runs Ethiopia’s hacking, the INSA, declined to comment for this story.

The real punishment wasn’t his time wasted behind bars. It was seeing Nafkot suffer without a father

Zeleke told me that the Ethiopian government is monitoring ESAT because it is a political organization affiliated with Ginbot 7, but it is a fully independent organization and the journalists are from across the political spectrum.

“The fact that I am affiliated with Ginbot 7 may be a factor, but without me being here, whoever is the head of ESAT, these journalists [would be attacked],” he told me. “Others, many others who are not Ginbot 7, thousands of others, are subject to cyberattacks and surveillance. So, I mean, logically you have to see the context. This is a routine practice by the police, an authoritarian state to control the populous, to control the flow of information, and to intimidate alternative media and political dissenters.”

***Serkalem and Nafkot would visit Eskinder in prison every Saturday and Sunday after he was sentenced. Eskinder tried to convince Nafkot that he was just in school, not at prison, to make the burden of an absent father easier on his young son. Born in a prison, Nafkot recognized that his father wasn’t in school.

“No, you’re in jail,” he would say to his dad.

Nafkot Nega has believes that the profession of his parents is a crime equivalent to terrorism. Innovative industries in Ethiopia have been hamstrung to preserve this philosophy, and those who do access the internet are targets of relentless hacking.

When they visited, Serkalem told me the jail staff would humiliate inmates in front of their families. Eskinder grew concerned that Nafkot would become desensitized to the brutality and grow resentful of the world.

“It’s OK to be jailed for what you believe in, but to see the impact on your family and your son, he couldn’t bear, and asked me to take him away,” Serkalem told me. The real punishment wasn’t his time wasted behind bars. It was seeing Nafkot suffer without a father.

Eskinder started to ask his wife and son the same question each time they visited: “Have you bought your ticket?” He also pressed other family members and friends who visited to convince Serkalem and Nafkot to leave Ethiopia, so he could finish his time with the peace of mind that his family would be safe.

The last time Nafkot saw his father was July 23, 2014. Serkalem had purchased two tickets for the United States the next day, and Eskinder tried to cheer up his son during their last visit.

“America is right nearby!” he exclaimed.

Serkalem told me she wants to create a positive memory for Nafkot of his father. She wants to convince her son that his father’s sacrifice as not in vain. Eskinder is scheduled to be released from prison in 2030, when Nafkot will be 23 years old—the same age Eskinder opened his first newspaper in Ethiopia.


 

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-tragedy-of-ethiopias-internet

The Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD) Strongly Condemns the Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella State February 3, 2016

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Odaa OromooPAFD, the genuinely-multinational coalition for freedom and democracy in Ethiopia, covers greater than 70% of area in Ethiopia

 

 

The following is a statement from the Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD), a coalition of five political groups, namely: Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF), Gambella People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM) and Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM).


 

PAFD Press Release

PAFD Strongly Condemns the Ethnic Cleansing in Gambella 

On January 27, 2016, around 2:00am local time, ‘special police’ from the regional administration of Gambella, aided by local militia, attacked Anuak civilians all over the region. Subsequently, the death of more than four dozens of Anuak civilians have been reported; and the indiscriminate massacre of unarmed Gambella civilians is said to be continuing. Moreover, the local militia, close to the regional administrator, attacked a prison in Gambella town and residential areas by killing more than 8 people and destroying the regional state prison.

In Gambella, the Ethiopian government arms and trains both the special police force and the local militias. Therefore, the government is believed to have instigated the current conflict after it has suspected that the Anuak are affiliated to Gambella People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), one of the founding members of the Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD). The instability of the South Sudan is also said to have negatively impacted on the intra-communal harmony.

Between 13 and 16 of December 2003, in Gambella region, the Ethiopian army has massacred over 424 Anuak people – wounding further 200 and causing the disappearances of about 85 people.

Time and again, we have witnessed such profoundly disturbing crimes perpetrated by the current Ethiopian government on civilians of all regions. Since November 2015, the Ethiopian government’s forces are committing similar massacres and brutally treating unarmed Oromo civilians in various Oromia villages and towns. The Oromo civilians are peacefully protesting TPLF’s land-grabbing policies under the pretext of expanding Addis Ababa.

The regime blatantly continues committing similar massacres in Ogaden Somalia, Sidama-land, Tepi-Mezenger, Benishangul and other regions in front of the international community. Civilians and opposition groups and their supporters are arbitrarily imprisoned, continually tortured and denied legal representation. Millions of farmers are continually uprooted from their livelihoods to vacate their land for TPLF’s business. Journalists for writing the truth and all those who dare to exercising their constitutionally guaranteed rights are classified as terrorists.

Therefore, PAFD:

– categorically condemns the Ethiopian government’s systematic instigation of the current conflict in Gambella and urges it to stop the arming of one ethnic group to stand against their own people;

– calls upon all the Gambella civilians to exercise utmost restraint; stop massacring their own brothers and sisters – instead uniting to resist against the authoritarian TPLF’s regime;

– calls upon all Gambella related democratic movements and liberation fronts to unite in unanimously denouncing the Ethiopian government’s heinous tactics of inciting conflicts between fraternally co-exited brothers and sisters;

– calls upon all the international and Ethiopian related democratic forces to unite in condemning the ongoing Gambella massacre orchestrated by the Ethiopian government;

– calls upon all the international humanitarians and Western politicians to rethink their position whilst supporting the Ethiopian TPLF’s authoritarian regime;

– call upon all foreign groups to desist from interfering in the internal affairs of the Gambella peoples.

Issued by Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)
February 2, 2016

Minnesota: Two U.S Senators from the state of Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken sent to States Secretary John Kerry their strong legislative support to the ongoing #OromoProtests February 3, 2016

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Odaa OromooDeath toll climbs as #OromoProtests still rage in Oromia state ( Ethiopia); schools remain closed. As of 30 january 2016. Fascist Ethiopian regime conducts genocide against Oromo people.U.S. Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar write to US State Department and John Kerry asking for recommendations on U.S. actions to address violence against #OromoProtests.

 

 

 

The two U.S Senators from the state of Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken sent to States Secretary John Kerry their strong legislative support to the ongoing #OromoProtests by issuing the letters below.
They condemning the authoritarian regime of Ethiopia. ” The United States has a compelling interest in ensuring U.S. resources provided to Ethiopia are not being used to violate human rights.”


 

February 2, 2016
The Honorable John F. Kerry
Secretary of State United States
Department of State

Washington, D.C. 20520

Dear Secretary Kerry,

We write to request that the State Department provide recommendations for actions the United States can take to address the escalating violence against civilians in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. In November 2015, farmers and students in the Oromia region began protests in response to the Ethiopian government’s Master Plan to expand Addis Ababa into surrounding farmland. We are deeply concerned by reports from Human Rights Watch and the media that indicate at least 140 protesters have been killed by Ethiopian security forces.

Minnesota is home to the largest Oromo population in the United States, and our constituents are concerned about the reports of violence and intimidation protesters have faced from government security forces. We want to thank you for condemning the recent killings and violence against peaceful Oromo protesters. However, we believe stronger action is required. Reports from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Committee to Protect Journalists have alleged that government security forces are using arbitrary arrests and prosecution to silence journalists and Ethiopian citizens who are exercising freedom of expression.

Ethiopia’s restrictions on freedom of the press and independent civil society groups mean those monitoring human rights in Ethiopia increasingly rely on social media reports from protesters and contacts on the ground. There is widespread fear that violence will escalate and that the government is taking steps to isolate the Oromia region. Reports indicate that authorities have recently cut mobile phone coverage in areas where there is a heavy military presence, further escalating fears about the potential for increased violence.

The United States Congress sent a strong message to Ethiopia regarding the government’s Master Plan and harsh crackdown on peaceful protestors by passing a provision in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to ensure U.S. aid to Ethiopia cannot be used to support the forced evictions of farmers. The United States has a compelling interest in ensuring U.S. resources provided to Ethiopia are not being used to violate human rights. We would like more information regarding the alleged actions by the Ethiopian government and how the United States can ensure that basic human rights are not being violated.

We respectfully ask you to conduct a full, thorough review of this ongoing situation and report to Congress on immediate actions that can be taken to protect innocent civilians in Ethiopia.

Thank you for your attention to this important human rights manner.

Sincerely,

Amy Klobuchar
United States Senator

Al Franken
United States Senator


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#OromoProtests: Unrest in Ethiopia: The Ultimate Warning Shot? February 2, 2016

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 Unrest in Ethiopia: The Ultimate Warning Shot?

The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), the strongest component of the ruling coalition, from the middle of 2014 has faced the highest level of Tigrean popular discontent since its inception 40 years ago. That came first. Now the unrest in the most populated region of Ethiopia has sent to the regime as a whole the most shattering warning shot since its arrival in power in 1991.

Despite Tigray’s marginality in terms of geography, population – 6% of Ethiopians – and its economy, the TPLF had the strength to impose its hegemony after its victory over the Derg military-socialist junta in 1991. This dominance has recently declined, but it remains the driving force of the coalition between the four ethnic forces constituting the near-single party – the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) – with the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation (OPDO) and the Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM).

It is also the only party that the population sees as its authentic and legitimate representative. However, since the spring of 2014, it has been shaken by a rising tide of popular discontent. “Give us back our TPLF!” cry the Tigrayans, a Front that is righteous, disinterested, devoted as it was during the armed struggle, ready to listen and to serve, but now accused of having succumbed to an unholy trinity: corruption, bad governance, unaccountability.

“We have acted as if it was pointless to listen to people because we are building roads and opening schools”, admits one former TPLF leader off the record. It is the “old guard”, sidelined during the second half of the reign of the omnipotent Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died in 2012, which sounded the alarm and then led the charge. Meles had promoted a new generation of leaders – the “Melesites”. Some young party members, mostly ambitious intellectuals, enraged by the degeneration of the Front, rushed into the breach opened up by the old timers. If it doesn’t regain its old strength, they are convinced, it will not be able to maintain its influence, and the Tigrayans would be exposed to a quasi existential risk of ceasing even to be masters in their own house, thereby losing the main asset of a 40 year struggle. Their goal: to revitalise the Front through “democratisation” and thereby regain popular support. Their target: the existing leadership, which they see as populated with incompetent “yes-men”.

However, the most disturbing warning signal came from Oromya, the region that accounts for 37% of the total population and is the economic heart of the country. Since mid-November, its northern half at least has been in a ferment of dissent. Demonstrations were followed by riots so intense and extensive as to be described as a “slide into a security crisis”: the authorities lost control of entire areas abandoned or deserted by the security forces.[1] Half the high schools and universities had to close their doors.[2] In their wake, as always happens in a power vacuum, came looters and vandals. While official government figures continue to strain credulity, other sources report more than a hundred dead.[3] Two months on, things have only partially returned to normal.

The trigger was an ordinary land expropriation in favour of private investors in a small town a hundred or so kilometres west of Addis Ababa. However, the focal point of the grievances was the so-called Master Plan for the expansion of Addis Ababa. The city has its own administrative government, but is located far inside Oromya. This territory was conquered by the Northeners at the end of the nineteenth century, and has grown by eating into the surrounding areas, still a trauma for many Oromo. The Plan covered an area 20 times larger than the existing capital, and would impact millions of Oromo. It possessed all the deficiencies of large development operations in Ethiopia: opacity and confusion, with documents of uncertain status released in dribs and drabs, thus a lack of clarity even about the respective roles of Addis Ababa municipality and the Oromya authorities in the area concerned; a centralising, top-down approach, with no consultation of the people. Oromo opinion once again rose up against what it perceives as a further drive to truncate its territory, exacerbated by a swathe of ruthless land grabbing, like that already experienced by tens of thousands of Oromo farmers around the capital or elsewhere, to the benefit of investors, whether foreign or Ethiopian, Oromo or otherwise.

The authorities began by reacting reflexively in their usual way: if it moves, hit it. To show their peaceful intentions, the demonstrators raised crossed arms or sat with bowed heads. The security forces’ disproportionate violence fuelled the protests. “Killing is not an answer to our grievances”, was the cry. For the first time on this scale, protest extended outside the “intellectual” milieu – students and teachers – to encompass not just high school and even primary school pupils, but even the lower classes, including simple farmers, who constitute three quarters of the population.

The straw that broke the camel’s back

The Master Plan was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back, the culmination of a much wider and more long-standing conflict. This is evidenced by the protesters’ targets: people and property with links – however tenuous – to the authorities, regional and federal. The officials, despite their being almost all Oromo; their symbols, their facilities (offices, cars, prisons, even medical centres and unemployment support agencies); companies owned by foreigners, non Oromo, and even by Oromo, if they have been imposed despite the peoples wishes.

Even local “model farmers” were targeted, a group who receive special government support to “modernise” their farms, on condition that they then show their fellow peasants the path to follow. Too often, they are selected by nepotism, with the result that an informal alliance has formed between local government and a new class of “kulaks”, accused of exploiting this patronage for underhand purposes, via renting or share cropping on land held by poorer farmers who have fallen into a spiral of debt. Worse still: in some places neighbours were killed, their houses burned, simply for being non Oromo.[4]

The target of unrest in Oromya was not just the unholy trinity, as in Tigray, though it is even more devastating there, but also harassment by the security apparatus, with its thousands of political prisoners, often held for years without trial. “There is no democracy, there is no justice”, complained some demonstrators. The centralisation of power, in contradiction with authentic federalism, is exacerbated by the general perception of Tigrean hegemony and the marginalisation and dispossession of Oromya.

“We want genuine self-rule”, ran one of the slogans. The attendant centralisation of development, and its relative liberalisation, initiated at the start of the 2000s, favours an “entrepreneurial” economic elite, covering a range of beneficiaries stretching from the big foreign investor to the rich peasant or Ethiopian businessman, whether Oromo or not. The ascendancy of this elite is consubstantial with the high positions it almost automatically occupies in the ruling party. Its behaviour is seen as predatory, primarily in respect of land.

“Oromya is not for sale”, demonstrators chanted. Their political opposition thus coincides with, and is reinforced by, an economic and cultural conflict around the resource that is the most precious, and quasi sacred, to the vast majority, land — which still acts as the cement of the social contract. Between this majority and this heterogeneous elite, but also within a peasantry that had previously remained largely homogeneous since the agrarian reform of 1975, class antagonisms have deepened. Moreover, plans in an increasingly sensitive sphere — the economy — could harden them.

First, there is the hidden aspect of the economy. Mystery surrounds the real situation of whole sectors controlled, directly or indirectly, by the state, i.e. two thirds of the economy outside traditional agriculture, their profitability, and above all their indebtedness, the key to their recent growth. One suspects that the alarmist rhetoric around the urgent need for a change of direction owes much to this black hole.

Moreover, the current version of the leading public impulse for economic growth — the “developmental state” — is coming to the end of the line. Its objective was to accomplish a shift from agriculture to industry. However, shares of the economy held by the industrial and manufacturing sectors remain at a similar level as at the end of Haile Selassie’s reign: respectively 11% and 5% of GDP then, 13% and 5% today.[5]

Growth on a downward path

“The 10-years perspective is a transition where manufacturing will lead the economy”, asserts Arkebe Oqubay, mastermind of this transformation.[6] Without it, there is no chance of absorbing the 2 to 2.5 million young people arriving on the labour market every year, of becoming competitive by increasing productivity, thereby reducing a growing trade deficit and turning round an increasingly negative balance of payments — the possibility of a foreign exchange crunch is increasingly raised [7] — and ultimately no chance of maintaining a high growth rate, the core of the regime’s legitimacy. For him, the worst scenario would be the combination of an economic slowdown with bad governance and assertions of nationalist feeling.

This growth rate is on a downward path, officially declining from 12% per annum in 2005 to 8% today.[8] The World Bank suggests that this fall is likely to continue.[9] Public investment, the driver of growth, has reached its ceiling at a third of GDP. Further growth therefore demands a massive inflow of private capital, mainly from abroad, bringing jobs and higher productivity, and carrying local capital in its wake, initially in subcontracting activities. However, “many of the foreign investors in Ethiopia fail because the environment is difficult”, Arkebe judges[10]. “Ethiopia lags behind Sub-Saharan African peers in most reform dimensions”.[11] Hence the intention to introduce greater ‘liberalisation’ in order to give business an attractive, stable and predictable framework, and even to open up new sectors such as banking to foreigners.

These reforms will also need to tackle another blind spot. Moving from archaic agriculture to a competitive manufacturing sector requires an army of skilled professionals with free rein to apply their knowledge. Ethiopia’s 34 universities hold almost 700,000 students and have issued more than 500,000 degrees in the last five years alone.[12] However, this increase in quantity has been accomplished to the detriment of quality. Above all, the centuries-old codes of power, whatever the domain, remain largely in place: implacable hierarchy, top-down administration, blind obedience. They are even reinforced by the near obligation of party membership in the public sector: party loyalty takes precedence over public service. The professional capacities of this new class of “intellectuals” are therefore held in check.

This lost potential hinders economic growth. Moreover, the gap between this “Internet generation” and the excessively authoritarian, fossilised and infantilising practice of power, at every level, is generating growing frustration.

gapWhile some of the new generation are satisfied with the advantages – legal and illegal – associated with their positions, others want to make their voices heard.

Haile Selassie created an intellectual elite to run a state machinery subordinate to his rule alone. Held in subjection, it rebelled, especially when — as today — graduate unemployment exploded. By contrast with the past, however, even the most anti-establishment of the present generation are not looking for a change of regime, but primarily for a role commensurate with their qualifications, and then, for some, a genuine application of the constitution, primarily with regard to federalism, particularly in Oromya.

Drought and war

Finally, there are two other challenges. After an exceptional drought, almost 20 million Ethiopians are in need of emergency or long-term food aid.[13] The authorities have responded vigorously, especially as they are haunted by the correlation between the overthrow of Haile Selassie and then the Derg and the famines that preceded them. But they themselves acknowledge failures in the distribution of aid and that the worst is yet to come.

An end to the state of phony peace with Eritrea is a growing demand in Tigray. Previously, they wanted it so that investors would finally come and rescue the region from its economic stagnation. Now it is demanded on the grounds that the military facilities that Asmara is providing to the Saudi-led coalition show that Eritrea is a bridgehead for an “Arab-Muslim encirclement”. For example, onepro-TPLF website writes:

Ethiopia is surrounded by (Arab) strategic enemies… working to disintegrate and dismantle Ethiopia… Most of the Arab countries think Ethiopia is the gate of Africa, if they can convert the Ethiopian Christians to the Muslim faith, they can control Africa and its resources.”[14] “As the end justifies the means, Ethiopia has to use everything at its disposal to take a swift military action againstEritrea; get rid of its hostile government; annex Assab”.

What is not known is how far the leadership of the Front is listening to this demand.

Faced with these challenges, sticking to the “Meles line”, as the ruling power has up to now, i.e. maintaining the status quo, has become untenable. However, the structure of power that he left behind is vacillating in its readiness to tackle this. Two power systems are in conflict with each other, though both managed by almost the same people.

Two institutions have never played their statutory role: the legal system and the legislative assemblies. With the rise of Meles Zenawi in the early 2000s, the others became empty shells: the TPLF itself, the three other components of the EPRDF, the cabinet, the regional governments. They were reduced to mere communication channels for orders delivered from the top. Pyramidal and interpersonal, this structure of authority had little regard for institutions. Simultaneously, a constellation of mini-fiefs formed, each at the node of a network built on relationships of different kinds — family, friendship, and fundamentally regional and/or sub-regional, as well as business — all beneficiaries of the “developmental state”. After victory over the Derg, the revolutionary elite used its positions in the party-state to monopolise the management of public and para-public companies, and then to launch itself into the private sector on the back of public contracts. Thus was born an oligarchical constellation formed inside the highest party-state circles, with one foot in these circles, the other in business. These practices spread like lightning down to the lowest levels, hence the sharpness of the tensions generated by corruption, bad governance and unaccountability. But with one fundamental difference compared to essentially predatory regimes: it continued to deliver. Even though the official growth rate is undoubtedly overstated, and its social distribution problematic, progress is unquestionable. With peace and security – until recently – it has been the basis of the regime’s legitimacy.

A crumbling pyramid

When Meles Zenawi died suddenly in August 2012, this pyramid crumbled. It left a system of power that was diffuse — disseminated between multiple centres, whether individual or institutional, and riven with ferocious personal rivalries — and lacking direction. A common front was maintained to settle the succession in terms of individuals, notably with the appointment of Haile Mariam Dessalegn as Prime Minister.

Nevertheless, although their workings remain riddled by these personal networks, “now, institutions start to matter”, stresses one well-informed observer: thus, the Executive Committee of the EPRDF, cabinet, starting with the Prime Minister is increasingly assertive, and regional governments follow on through a centrifugal effect. The security forces and army, however, remain a bastion apart, and interrelations between all these power centres are still vague and unstable. The reconstruction of a solid and consensual system is still on the agenda. At the same time, the situation it faces on all fronts is becoming increasingly problematic. Too many officials remain too rigid, arrogant and disconnected to see the urgency of the situation; too unstable and fragmented. The leadership can hardly agree on the changes needed, let alone implement them.

lawQuestioned about the existence of a “wider consensus within the ruling party” on greater economic openness, Arkebe Oqubay replied evasively: “I cannot say 100%.”[15] The opposition is of three kinds: the Ethiopian economic elite is highly disparate, divided between the most powerful groups who hope to be able to piggyback on the influx of foreign investors, and small businesses which consider themselves too weak to withstand international competition. An old “socialistic” ideological current persists. And finally, the nationalistic strain remains strong: no Ethiopian leadership has ever allowed a foreign presence, of whatever kind, to acquire sufficient influence as to potentially escape its control. Yet a massive influx of foreign investors inevitably requires compromises that will one way or another dent that sovereignty.

Moreover, this greater economic openness is likely to exacerbate the antagonisms described above, by fuelling bad governance and corruption, which exploded with the ‘liberal’ turn of the early 2000s. And the reforms currently under way or on the drawing board are purely technical. Indispensable as it is, an alteration in the ‘culture of power’ is not a priority in the economy.

Gimgema – ግምገማ

According to the official media, the combat against the unholy trinity is in full sway. The last TPLF Congress and its Central Committee saw a swathe of criticism and self-criticism, reviving one of the Font’s strongest traditions – the “gimgema” – which had become stripped of its original function in recent years. However, this merely resulted in a compromise between ‘reformists’ and ‘conservatives’, between ‘urgentists’ and ‘wait and seers’. In accordance with the traditional practice of ‘democratic centralism’, the Central Committee overruled the Congress. Two “reformers” joined the Executive Committee, the remaining “Melesites” stayed, including the chairman, Abay Woldu, who was the focus of the critiques. They will be closely monitored by newcomers to the Central Committee. The reforms were approved, but they had already been formulated in virtually the same terms at the previous congress.

Nonetheless, gimgema spread throughout Tigray. The leaders are touring the state, holding public meetings. Local officials are required to account for their behaviour to the inhabitants. In these people’s courts, judgement is rapid, the defence insignificant. Hundreds of low and medium ranking officials have been sacked, thousands warned. But we have no way of knowing whether the authorities took into account the voices of the participants before immediately appointing their replacements, or whether — as usual — they simply named them and left it to the people to formally endorse them.

In contrast, it doesn’t appear that the same purge is taking place elsewhere, or at least not with the same intensity, except in Addis Ababa.[16] Not that the unholy trinity is any less rampant, quite the contrary. But the reformist drive emanating from part of the TPLF and a few influential individual allies in the other parties, is having little impact outside, when it is not met with concealed opposition. ANDM and particularly OPDO, already so fragile when the TPLF launched its reforms and its purges, do not seem capable of handling the shock of such a challenge. The ANDM Congress was a quiet affair, OPDO’s was virtually a non-event. The same leadership teams were reappointed with no significant changes.

Above all, the exercise is limited in its very conception. The idea is that the party-state should correct itself, without any intervention by an external and independent body. The only involvement eagerly sought is that of the “public”, a fetish word, meaning de facto a fluctuating collection of individuals, by definition unorganised and unstructured. Nothing can or should undermine the monolithism of the ruling power.

The reactions to the events in Oromya reveal shock and confusion. First, in the intensity of the repression, with thousands of arrests, including senior cadres from the Oromo legal opposition parties, journalists, intellectuals. Then in its desire to silence discordant media voices, including the two TV networks run by opponents in the diaspora, to the point that the security forces even wrecked satellite dishes.

And in the cacophony emanating from the leadership. At one extreme, denial of the obvious. “There is a fair power sharing system between the federal government and the regional states which has enabled the regions to decide by themselves on issues that are specific to them”, the government spokesman maintained. “We know the protests are based on false claims.” The protesters are demonised, driven by “the conspiracies of destructive forces… of evil forces”, of “anti-peace elements”, including opposition parties which are, for good measure, “the proxies of the Eritrean regime”, and “are now organizing armed gangs”.[17]

At the other extreme, Abadulla Gemada, speaker of the House, a long-standing leader of OPDO but a man with the Prime Minister’s ear and one of the few leaders whose position in the traditional Oromo hierarchy attracts a certain popularity, declared in essence that the Oromos were smart enough not to let themselves be manipulated and to demonstrate for good reasons.[18] Between the two extremes, a convoluted acknowledgement, even from the Prime Minister, that “the recent question raised by the people of Oromia is a legitimate one”, that the Master Plan should have been drawn up in consultation “with the people of Oromia”, but also that “merciless legitimate action against any force bent on destabilising the area” is required.[19]

Finally, The Plan has been abandoned”.[20] For Abay Tsehaye, one of top ideas men and a political adviser to the Prime Minister, the sole culprits are corrupt OPDO officials and shady businessmen who “created all the mess… to capitalize on chaos” so as “to preempt the good governance drive… using the Master Plan as a smokescreen”[21]. So the whole problem comes down to black sheep who are manipulating Oromo to escape the punishment they deserve. Only part of the press dared to go further. For example, the Addis Standard, with a front page showing two raised crossed arms in red on a black background, carried the headline “Why is Ethiopia killing its people again?” subtitled “Oromo protests; not just about the ‘Master Plan’… Marking the next Ethiopian Political Chapter”.[22]

Federalism and hyper-centralised reality

The regime is now paying the price for the accumulated mistakes of its ethnic policy. Both ANDM and OPDO were created by the TPLF. They have never broken free of its oversight, at least to the extent of being considered legitimate representatives by the Amhara and the Oromo, with the capacity to voice their aspirations and grievances at federal level. This original fault line undermines the whole federal construct. Federalism is at the heart of the constitution and institutions, but the reality is hyper-centralised, the primacy of the Tigryan elite, even if increasingly under stress, undeniable in the political, economic and even more so the military and security spheres.

The “national question” boomerangs back on those who claim to have settled it once and for all: constantly emphasising national identities and proclaiming that they now all have the right to assert themselves, equally and entirely; in reality, keeping them ranked and constrained. Meles Zenawi’s iron fist had contained this contradiction. It could not but break loose after his death. In the absence of strong and inclusive political structures to handle it, it inevitably overflowed into the street.

One of the most illuminating evidences of these accumulated mistakes is the vacuity of the OPDO. It won 100% on the seats during the May elections, but it proved incapable of maintaining law and order, incapable of channelling discontent: it disintegrated. Most of its top leadership further discredited themselves by adopting the government line. As for the rest of its officials, very many joined the protests, others quite simply faded away. Oromya lives under a de facto state of security/military siege directed from Addis Ababa.

A Copernican revolution?

Would simple reforms resolve all these profoundly interdependent pitfalls, or do they demand a complete overhaul of the regime? Surprisingly as it may seem, part of the TPLF and some high level officials beyond believe this is the case. They have in recent months undergone a Copernican revolution, breaking with everything they have thought and done since their beginnings, 40 years ago now, as with all Ethiopian leaders since the dawn of time: ruling by force.

They underline that throughout the country’s history, all regime changes have come through armed conflict. “We want to leave future generations an Ethiopia that is not only prosperous, but also sustainably stable and peaceful”, they say. The only solution would be to let the institutions work as the constitution stipulates. In other words, deliberative assemblies that actually control the executive, from federal level down through the 17,000 municipalities; an independent legal system; a recognition of the positive role that the opposition parties and media could play. Sincere conversion or a pragmatic acceptance of reality? For their Tigrayan proponents, given the arch-minority status of the Tigreans, the clinching argument is that only genuine federalism could give them the vital long-term guarantee of remaining at least masters in their own homeland.

In the immediate, the management of the unrest in Oromya contradicts these intentions. However, the shock has been too sudden and too violent for the regime not to be out of its depth and to revert to its traditional repressive habits. But its history also shows that it only changes after a very long period of internal maturation. There is nothing to say that a period of deep reflection has not begun, albeit as ever behind double locked doors.

doorsThe obstacles are huge: the whole culture of power would be turned upside down, along two axes.

This culture is one of centralisation. But real federalism couldn’t be beyond reach. Oromya shows that it is becoming an absolute requirement. The foreign investment influx requires long term stability. Decentralisation is not conditional on the establishment of the ‘rule of law’ in every other sphere. In particular, oligarchical power could adapt to, and even prosper alongside genuine decentralisation. However, it would entail at least a full reconstruction of OPDO, and probably ANDM as well. Otherwise, it is to be feared that the inter-nation relationship would become even more critical, with young Oromo activists in particular deciding that the only choice is armed struggle because nothing could be achieved by political means.

It is also an authoritarian culture. Since the student movement of the 1970s, this authority has been vested in a small self-proclaimed vanguard elite, whose legitimacy is founded on the claim to supreme knowledge. It might adopt the argument of the early Soviet leadership: “We alone know what should be done to make you prosperous and happy, and so we have the right and the duty to do it if necessary by force and against your will.” In essence, therefore, this power is vertical and monolithic: any dissent could only come from misguided individuals or from ‘anti-peace’ and ‘anti-development’ elements. Criticism can be accepted only if levelled at failures in the execution of a policy, but not at the policy itself. That is precisely the limitation of the current campaign against the unholy trinity.

Rule of law?

This raises the question of what meaning these ‘reformers’ give to the ‘rule of law’: does it include the possibility that the country’s vital forces, whether driven by political, economic or social motives, including these new ‘intellectuals’, could organise themselves and make dissenting voices heard, not only about the form, but also about the substance of policy? This would require the end of monolithism, the acceptance of counter-forces, and therefore an end to the obsession with maintaining control over all organisations, whatever their nature.

criticsIt would also require an end to the wait for the supreme saviour, the ‘strong man’. Even within the TPLF, and even more so in the population of former Abyssinia, many are convinced that only such a figure could stabilise and preserve the structure of power, thus bring a lasting stability, as supposedly demonstrated throughout Ethiopian history.

Establishing the rule of law is above all about confronting oligarchical power. During a famous televised discussion about tackling the unholy trinity, attended by a gathering of the leadership and opened by a devastating report into the spread of its depredations right to the top of the party-state, Haile Mariam Dessalegn exclaimed: “Here, we talk, but once outside, we defend our different networks to ensure that they are not affected. That is the primary sickness!”[23] A confession of the limitations of self-correction.

The abandonment of the Master Plan is an unprecedented decision, but one that even the legal opposition considers a first step on a very long journey. It is calling for a significant gesture of appeasement, such as the freeing of the recent detainees, as proof that the government is sincerely ready to enter into dialogue with all the stakeholders concerned who possess recognised status, and with respected figures, for a complete rethink.[24] If it accepts, the opposition would have to concede that the process could only be gradual, extremely lengthy, that if the EPRDF agrees not to dictate its outcome, it will nevertheless insist on retaining control throughout the whole process, and that one line in the sand cannot for the moment be crossed: challenging federalism and the upper hand Tigreans hold over the security services and the army, which it sees for the time being as its ultimate shield.

“Where does all this lead us? To the beginning of the end? Let us hope not”, concludes a recent editorial in Addis Fortune.[25] In the absence of a credible alternative authority, only the existing regime can decide whether it ultimately wishes to change, or is prepared to risk the worst.

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Unrest in Ethiopia: The Ultimate Warning Shot?

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(SBO – GURRAANDHALA 02,2016) Abdii fi Gaachanni Ummata Oromoo WBOn Falmaa Godhu Jabeessee Itti Fufuun Diina Irraan Kasaaraa Guddaa Geessisaa, Injifannoo Boonsaa Galmeessaa Jira.

Haaluma kanaan WBOn Godina Bahaa keessa sossohu Amajjii 18 – 31,2016tti Lixa Harargee Onoota gara garaa keessatti tarkaanfilee adda addaa waraana gabroomfattuu wayyaanee irratti fudhateen kasaaraa guddaa irraan gahuu Ajaji WBO Godina Bahaa oduu tarkaanfii SBOf ergeen beeksisee jira.

Gootichi WBO Godina Bahaa Amajjii 30,2016tti Lixa Harargee Ona Bookee Xiqqoo magaalaa Bookee Xiqqoo biratti kan argamu mooraa waraana wayyaanee Haxuraa jedhamu weeraruun humna diinaa mooraa kana keessa ture irraan miidhaa olaanaa geessisee jira. Haaluma kanaan loltootni wayyaanee 11 yeroo ajjeefaman, 17 ol ammoo madeeffamuu fi kanneen hafan mooricha gadhiisanii akka baqatan Ajaji WBO Godina Bahaa beeksiseera.

A/100 Masfin Nagaraa, A/50 Abaatee Yirgaa, A/10 Dammaqaa Silashii fi I/A A/10 Kadir Jundaa kan jedhaman kanneen du’an keessatti akka argamanis hubatameera.

Waraanni Bilisummaa Oromoo (WBO)n mooraa diinaa kana erga dhuunfateen booda, AK47 13, matarayasii 1, rasaasota gosa adda addaa 1300 olii fi miyoota waraanaa adda addaa booji’ee jira.

Dargaggootni Oromoo naannoo kanatti argaman tarkaanfii diina irratti fudhatame kanatti gammaduudhaan baay’inaan WBOtti akka makamanis Ajaji WBO Godina Bahaa dabalee hubachiisee jira.

WBOn tarkaanfii fudhatu itti fufuun Amajjii 31,2016 Lixa Harargee Ona Odaa Bultum araddaa 25 jedhamee yaamamutti waraana wayyaanee dirmatnaaf sossohaa ture haxiin haleelee 5 ajjeesee, 3 kan madeesse oggaa ta’u, qawwee AKM47 5 irraa booji’eera.

Gama biraan Humni Addaa WBO Amajjii 30,2016 Baha Harargee naannoo Dhangaggootti qondaala tika diinaa nama Abraham G/Masqal jedhamu karaatti eeggachuun kan ajjeese oggaa ta’u, shugguxiin 1s irraa hiikkateera.

Haleellaa diina irratti fudhatu kan itti fufe WBOn Godina Bahaa Amajjii 29,2016 Baha Harargee Ona Fadis bakka Ija-lolaa jedhamutti humna diinaa kan sakattaa irra ture rukutuun 3 irraa ajjeesee akka of booda deebi’an taasisee jira.

Kana malees WBOn Amajjii 25,2016 Lixa Harargee Ona Habroo bakka Dhoomal jedhamuttis waraana wayyaanee kan sakattaa WBOf bobbahe haleeluun 8 ajjeesee 7 ol madeessee jira.

Gootichi WBO Godina Bahaa haleellaa diina irraan gahu itti fufuun Amajjii 18,2016ttis Lixa Harargee Ona Gammachiis bakka Kaasee-Hijaa jedhamee yaamamutti waraana gabroomfattuu wayyaanee hadhuun 6 ajjeesee, 4 yeroo madeessu, AK47 5 irraa booji’eera.

Walumaagalatti gootichi WBO Godina Bahaa tarkaanfilee Amajjii 18 – 31,2016tti Bahaa fi Lixa Harargee keessatti fudhate kanaan loltoota diinaa 33 yeroo ajjeesu, 31 ol ammoo madoo taasisuu fi qawwee AK47 23, materayasa 1, shugguxii 1 fi rasaasota adda addaa hedduu diina irraa booji’uu Ajaji WBO Godina Bahaa beeksiseera.


Lammii too Oromoo sin abdadhee boonaa! Motuma Mahdi Sheekaa New Oromo Music February 2, 2016

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Dirree armaa gadii tuqaatii wallistuu Motuma Mahdi Mohamediif   ‘VOTE’ godhaaf. Oromummaan haa calaqqisu adunyaa irratti.
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Oromia Insight: Prof Hamdesa Tuso on the Oromo land February 2, 2016

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Oromia: Ethiopia (Human Rights League Urgent Action): Life-Threatening Situations in Kalitti Jail February 2, 2016

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Oromo Voices from Ethiopia Prisons

HRLHA Urgent Action, 1st  February 2016

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concerns regarding the safety of Oromo prisoners in the Kalitti Jail in Addis Ababa/Finfinne in Ethiopia. According to information leaked out from the Jail and obtained by the HRLHA, Oromo prisoners are discriminatory subjected to torture in a very harsh jail condition in underground dark rooms.

Qaallitti (Kaliti) mass torture jail

In an inhuman and extrajudicial action taken against some Oromo prisons on the 29th of January, 2016, a lot of Oromo inmates were subjected to tortures that last for over ten hours and left those victims in life-threatening situations. The attack on Oromo prisoners by the prison guards and administrators was executed in two rounds on the same nights in two different compounds of the Jail. According to the leaked documents, it first started in the compound known as “Number Two”.In an after-hour operation, a handful of Oromo inmates was taken out of their prison cells on this Number Two compounds. They were beaten up and tortured for hours and eventually taken to the compound called “Tanker”. They were all naked, their bodies covered with blood, cuts and woulds, and broken limbs.

Tanker is a compound where most of the dark prison cells are located, according to the document obtained by HRLHA. Shocked by the conditions of those tortured Oromos, the Oromo inmates who were previously in the dark cells of the Tanker compound asked as to why they were not allowed at least to have clothes on themselves. This very question triggered another round of assault and torture on some of those who raised the question. These include Kadir Zinabu, Abdisa Ifa, Fakada Abdisa, Abdii Birru, Banti Daggafa, Dajjazmach Bayyana, and Hasien Abdurahman. They were all severely beaten up; and finally transferred to another dark room within the Tanker compound.Husien Abdurahman in particular was separated from all others and taken away to a yet unknown destination; because he was bitterly crying and screaming due to the severe injuries and woulds he received from the assaults and torture. Mr. Husien Abdurahman was not seen or heard from since then (the morning of January 30, 2016). There has been a very deep fear among his fellow prisoners that he might not be alive any more.

This inhuman and extrajudicial operation of torture was headed by a prison official called Gabriel-Igzi’abiher, and took place from around 9:00 PM to about 11:00 AM Ethiopian time. According to the information obtained from the Jail, Mr. Gabre-Igzi’abiher was further threatening the whole Oromo political prisoners verbally, mentioning that he and the government led by his TPLF party could, if need be, drag Oromo prisoners out of their prison cells one by one and shoot them dead.

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Such inhuman and cruel treatments added to the already harsh prison situation like that of Kalitti, the safety of political prisoners, who are categorized as enemies by the Ethiopian Government, is undoubtedly at risk. Therefore, HRLHA calls upon all regional and international human rights and diplomatic agencies so that they do all that is at their disposal to ensure the well being of the political prisoners in Kalitti Jail and elsewhere in Ethiopia.

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#OromoProtests: Global rally in solidarity with #Oromo students in Oromia February 1, 2016

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???????????#OromoLivesMatters!Stop killing Oromo StudentsSay 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,....

 


 

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

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

 

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#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

 

 

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

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

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.

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።

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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

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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

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.

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Bakka ka’uumsaa  Frankfurt Haupt Bahnhof

Sa´aa 9.00 -15.00

QABSOON  ITTI  FUFAA BILISUUMMAN NI DHUFAA!!!!

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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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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 February 1, 2016

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Ethiopians protest in Pretoria over killings at home

– Demonstrators say government scheme to expand capital Addis Ababa endangers farmers


– Demonstrators say government scheme to expand capital Addis Ababa endangers farmers

By Hassan Isilow


 

(PRETORIA, South Africa) – Ethiopians protesting against human rights abuses in their homeland gathered outside UN offices in Pretoria on Monday to call for the international community to take action.

“We are protesting here to create awareness about the killings of Oromo protesters in Ethiopia,” organizer Muna Saidi told Anadolu Agency. “We want the UN to help us pressure the Ethiopian government to stop these killings.”

Demonstrations sprung up in Ethiopia late November after the government proposed expanding the boundaries of capital Addis Ababa into Oromia regional state, leading to concerns among Oromo farmers about a loss of land.

The Oromo are the country’s largest ethnic group.

Saidi said many organizations had been silent over human rights violations in Ethiopia, where, according to Human Rights Watch, at least 140 protesters have been killed by security forces.

Several journalists, bloggers and opposition members have reportedly been jailed for criticizing the government.

“There is no freedom in Ethiopia,” Abdurrahman Jibro, chairman of the Oromo People’s Association of South Africa, told Anadolu Agency. “Protesters are shot and killed. Hundreds of Oromo youth have now fled to neighboring countries because they fear they will be arrested.”

Monday’s protest of around 300 saw demonstrators carrying placards calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to evictions in Oromia.

Ethiopians protest in Pretoria over killings at home


 

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Hiriira Afriikaa Kibbaa: Baqattoota Hiraarsuun Haa Dhaabatu

Tuujubee Horaa, VOA Afaan Oromoo. 1 Februay  2016

Hiriira Mormii Oromoonni Afrikaa Kibbaa Jiraatan Geggessan, Guraandhala 1, 2016
 #OromoProtests Global Solidarity Rally, South Africa, 1st Feb. 2016

Lammiiwwan Oromoo Afriikaa Kibbaa keessa jiran waajjira dhaaba baqattootaa kan Tokkummaa Mootummootaa/UNHCR/ PIritooriyaa jiru fuulleetti har’a hiriira naga geggeessanii jiran.Gaaffiin isaaniis Mootummaan Itiyoopiyaa hidhaa fi ajjeechaa lammiiwwan Oromoo irratti raawwataa jiru akka dhaabu akkasumas mootummootaa naannoo jiran waliin ta’uu dhaan baqattoota biyyoota hollaatti baqatan biyyatti akka deebi’an dirqisiisuu akka dhaabu gaafanna ka jedhu.

Jaarmayaan baqattootaa kan Tokkummaa mootummootaa qaama tokkummaa mootummootaa waan ta’eef jecha gargaarsa addunyaan mootummaa Itiyoopiyaaf godhu akka dhaabu dhiibbaa akka godhu gaafanna kan jedhan lammiiwwan Oromoo Afriikaa Kibbaa keessasa nutis bakka jirrutti uummata keenyaaf sagalee ta’uuf jennee hiriira kana bane jedhan.

Xalayaa keenyas itti gaafatamaan waajjira jaarmayaa baqattootaa kan damee
Afriikaa kibbaa nu harkaa fuuchuu dhaan himannaa keenya qaama ilaallatutti ni dabarsinaa rakkoo baqattoonni qaban irratti hojjechuuf isin waliin illee ni hojjenna jechuu isaanii nuuf ibsaniiru.

Qindeessitoota hiriira kanaa keessaa tokko kan ta’aniif barreessaa hawaasa Oromoo.

Gabaasa guutun kunooti:-

http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/content/hiriira-afrikaa-kibbaatti-oromoonni-geggessan/3171843.html

Will Expressing Concern Prevent State-Led Mass Murder in Oromia, Ethiopia? February 1, 2016

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Will Expressing Concern Prevent State-Led Mass Murder in Oromia, Ethiopia?

By Habtamu Dugo*, Finfinne Tribune, 1st February 2016

 

The number of Oromo civilians killed, maimed, tortured, disappeared and raped by Ethiopian government forces has been increasing after Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom met with the European Union and US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Powers. Ignoring concerns by the EU and Ambassador Powers over Ethiopia’s government’s violent responses to peaceful Oromo protesters, Tedros’ government has continued with the killings and many other forms of atrocities against the Oromo people, including killing children.

The number of state-led killings has now increased to 185, according Abiyi Atomsa, an Oromo activist who provided the “minimum death tolls”. Another source, Ethiopia Crisis, a group that monitors the crisis and provides updates on the violence, reported on January 29, 2015 that the number of people killed for peacefully protesting against the government over land grabbing “exceeds 200.” A month ago, Human Rights Watch reported that 140 members of the ethnic Oromo were killed for protesting a government plan to expand the boundary of Addis Ababa city into Oromia regional state by evicting Oromo farmers. HRW stated “arrest of respected politician” Bekele Gerba, Deputy Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, marked the escalation of the crisis.

The European Union Parliament, which correctly assessed the crisis and debated on it and passed a 15-point “resolution on the situation in Ethiopia”, is the only international actor with concrete plans to curb massive rights abuses by the Ethiopian government in Oromia if and when this monumental resolution is translated into actions. Not only did the EU parliament condemn the excessive use of violence by government forces against peaceful protesters, it also called for impartial investigations into killings and other human rights violations and for the prosecution of responsible government actors. More importantly, the EU made it clear that aid to Ethiopia will be contingent upon the protection of human rights going forward. The resolution “stresses that financial support to Ethiopia from the EU should be measured attending to the country’s human rights record and the degree to which the Ethiopian government promotes reforms towards democratization, as the only way to ensure stability and sustainable development.”

Contemptuous of the EU and concerns of Western nations providing aid, $3 billion amounting to half of Ethiopia’s national budget, the Ethiopian regime has not taken any steps to de-escalate the situation. In fact, it’s escalating the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters in Oromia and Gambella regions.

The United States government has failed to follow the good example set by the EU parliament; the US does not yet have a concrete plan to curb the unfolding crimes against humanity against the Oromo population by the Ethiopian state. Despite a stark omission of violence against the Oromo protesters by Ethiopian government from a recent White House National Security Council statement, the State Department and some US diplomats have publically expressed increasing levels of concerns about the killings in Oromia, and urged the Ethiopian government to “allow peaceful protests” and called for “a meaningful dialogue about Oromo community [people’s] concerns.”

While increasing expressions of concern are welcome by the Oromo people, all these statements from the US government lack any concrete plans on how to stop the atrocities by the Ethiopian government. Having observed the reluctance by the United States, the Ethiopian government continued with massive atrocity crimes in the state of Oromia. These statements cleverly avoid the need for involving political actors in the said dialogue. It is very well known that the situation calls for more than a dialogue at this stage—a possible change of system or a comprehensive negotiation of a transitional order involving all political actors with opposing ethno-nationalist agenda. Activists on social media tweeted to the White House, the State Department and Ambassador Samantha Powers and demanded a more concrete action that would lead to holding the regime accountable.

Britain has also expressed concern through its member of parliament. James Duddridge, member of the UK Parliament, posted a message on Twitter saying that he, “raised concerns with Tedros Adhanom [Ethiopia’s MFA] about Oromo protests—important for authorities to exercise restraint and address the root causes.” This expression of concern on social media is welcome, but it raises a question as to whether the United Kingdom has any concrete plans to hold the government it helps finance accountable over killings and other forms of crimes against humanity in Oromia and all parts of Ethiopia. Social media activists pointed out to the UK MP that expressing concern will not alter the violent behavior of the Ethiopian government toward Oromo civilians. Activists cited that the killings continued after James Duddridge expressed concern. So, the concern did not have any impact on the behavior of the regime.

However, except for issuing foreign travel advice in Ethiopia to protect its citizens, the British Home Office has not issued a statement condemning the excessive use of force against Oromo civilians. Like the U.S., the U.K. has no publicly-available plan with which to hold its aid darling Ethiopia accountable over massive human rights abuses. The British Department for International Development has kept pumping aid into Ethiopia without accountability mechanism in place regarding how this aid would be used.

Although asking favors is not a bad thing, the Oromo people are not asking the West to do them a favor when they protest in Western cities such as Washington DC, Seattle, Minneapolis, Ottawa, London, Berlin, Melbourne and so on. They are asking for the withdrawal of foreign aid or the conditioning of aid on the protection of human rights because they believe currently the Ethiopian government is using foreign aid to finance its military campaigns in civilian quarters in Oromia and Ethiopia. Oromo demonstrators in the United States, Canada, and at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, demanded them to stop supporting “tyrannical Ethiopian government that is killing children in schools, colleges and universities across Oromia.”

The United States is not committed to democracy and human rights in Ethiopia despite decades of paying lip service. Nothing speaks louder about America’s lack of commitment to human rights and democracy in Ethiopia than US President Barack Obama infamously calling the current one-party totalitarian Ethiopian government “democratically elected,” during a visit to Ethiopia. The US government does not have a detailed plan with which to hold the autocrats in Ethiopia accountable. It is certain that expressing concern will not stop the ethno-partisan government of Ethiopia from carrying out its habitual and planned atrocities against the Oromo people.

In Oromia, none of the perennial questions raised by millions of Oromo marchers in hundreds of cities and villages have been answered so far. The Ethiopian government has not bowed to international laws, its own constitution, and toothless expressions of concern and condolences from Western diplomats and politicians over killings.

Since December 15, Oromia civilian administration has been illegally suspended in Oromia and Oromia has been brought under military rule. The Oromo people were declared “terrorists, witches and devils” by Prime Minister Hailemariam Deslagn and Information Minster Getechew Reda and centrally-coordinated merciless military actions were threatened and acted upon. Henok Gebissa, a visiting international law fellow at Washington Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, writes about the military occupation of Oromia as follows: “The current military control in Oromiya exactly resembles the famous Nazi Law known as The Third Reich of 1933 that Nazified all German law in order to grant arbitrary power to Hitler to detain and convict Jews.” In this case, the military is giving arbitrary power to elites of Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front ruling Ethiopia. Gebissa also described growing humanitarian crises where, in addition to all schools in Oromia, the government has deployed the military to hospitals in order to prevent injured individuals from getting medical treatment. People are left to die in the streets from bleeding caused by gunshots.

The first step in finding solutions to questions of land ownership and self-rule raised by the Oromo protesters is to stop the killings. Stop firing live ammunition into crowds of innocent school children with backpacks. But so far international actors have not demonstrated the will to stop the killings, let alone find a solution to politico-survival questions raised by the Oromo people.

The Oromo people have not taken the government announcement that it’s going to cancel the master plan as credible because they know that there is no written document to prove that it has canceled the plan. They also don’t trust the ruling party which was ordered to make the statement to dampen the protests and to curtail international media interest in the ever-deepening crisis. The Oromo upgraded their question to the question of national self-government, democracy, justice and release of all political prisoners.

Making over 45 million people in Ethiopia, the Oromo in the homeland and in the diaspora are asking Western partners of the Ethiopian government to at least choke the flow of aid until they (international actors) come up with plans to end pervasive violence and to ensure the creation of a new democratic order that respects the will of the people. Cutting aid to Ethiopia is no simple action since aid accounts for a good half of Ethiopia’s budget and obviously a significant part of that budget is funding the military being used by one group to persecute non-coethnics with the current rulers of Ethiopia who do not represent the Oromo or the rest of the country.

The international community must also urge that journalists, media, human rights organizations, humanitarian organizations and independent observers have access to Ethiopia in general and to hotspots of unfolding crises such as Oromia, Ogaden, Gambella and other regions needing urgent humanitarian help in particular.

The Ethiopian government thrives on massive surveillance and information control whenever it engages in massive atrocities internally. Human Rights Watch’s Ethiopia researcher, Felix Horne writes profoundly that it is such monopolistic control over information by government that has rendered the “massive crisis” invisible to the world. Horne’s recommendation to Ethiopia’s partners: “But they should also be clear that Ethiopia needs to ensure access to information and stop disrupting telecommunications and targeting social media users. The world needs to know what is happening in Oromia—and Ethiopians have a right to know what is happening in their country.”

Simon Allison writes that “Ethiopia exploits AU role to suppress international criticism,” including surveillance on AU activities by the National Intelligence and Security Service of Ethiopia. As result, AU has been effectively prevented from saying anything on Oromo protests.

If the Ethiopian regime continues to deny access to affected regions, the world is correct to assume that Ethiopia is hiding crimes against humanity against the Oromo people and others. The denial of access to information has made it difficult to assess the real magnitude of the crisis although it’s clear the crisis is massive. Number of people being killed by the government is increasing, but the world does not know about it. Death tolls cited in this piece are minimum estimates and they are just the tip of the iceberg as far as the atrocities by government forces are concerned because the regime intentionally prevents any “negative news from coming out of Ethiopia.”

* Habtamu Dugo is Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Communications at Howard University, Washington DC. He is also member of the OSA Board of Directors. He can be reached at hab.dugo@gmail.com

 

Habtamu Dugo:- Will Expressing Concern Prevent State-Led Mass Murder in Oromia, Ethiopia?

 

OROMIA: #OROMOPROTESTS: THE US REMAINS VIGILANT, REQUESTS “TRANSPARENT AND SHARED” INVESTIGATION January 31, 2016

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Second Genocide Being Committed Against Anuaks in Gambella January 31, 2016

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GPLM Press Release

The Second Genocide is Being Committed against Unarmed Anuak Tribe in Gambella, Southwest Ethiopia, by South Sudanese Refugees with Ethiopian Government’s Approval

It is with deep sadness that we learned that the Ethiopian government has once again embarked on carrying out a massive massacre of unarmed Anuak civilians in Gambella town of southwest Ethiopia, using similar killing style of 2003. Unlike the December 2003 – which involved Ethiopian highlanders’ civilians, this time, the Ethiopian government used South Sudanese ethnic Nuers to carry out the genocide.

The Nuers who are spearheading the killing of Anuaks are going front, while the Ethiopian military accompany them in the back. Any Anuak seen carrying traditional weapon, such as a spear, is shot dead by the Ethiopian military forces. In addition, the government ordered all Anuaks in police and special force to be disarmed by the Ethiopian military. Leaving all Anuaks vulnerable to be killed. In this rampage killing, the Nuer refugees are armed with modern weapons, such as AK-47, garnets and bombs, and are allowed to kill Anuaks and loots their properties before burning their houses to ground.

For the last three months, the Governor of Gambella region Mr. Gatluak Tut – who by nationality is a South Sudanese Nuer, with the knowledge of Ethiopian government, brought many guns to Gambella town from the Sudanese Nuer rebel base of Dr. Riek Machar Teny. These guns are distributed to all Nuers living in Gambella town in preparation to commit such mass genocide-plan. What availed itself on Wednesday January 27, 2016 around 2am and continued up to-date is the execution of such an atrociousness plan. Clearly, the plan was coordinated, and it was a combination of a strategic long-term plan by the EPRDF/Ethiopian government, South Sudanese Nuers, and their rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny to kill all Anuaks living in Gambella town.

Obviously, it was a continuation of the policy of genocide against the Anuaks which began its first implementation in December 2003. The Ethiopian government can not rest or stop its policy of genocide until all Anuaks are killed and the land is taken by the very government committing the genocide.

The Gambella People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM) strongly condemned this atrocity committed against our people by foreign forces with the support of the Ethiopian government and security organs. We believe such use of foreigners to kill Ethiopian nationals by the very government supposedly to protect them not only a violation of the country sovereignty and the constitution, but also is a violation of international law in the states obligation to protect it own citizens.

Thus, we calls on:

• International community to pressure the Ethiopian government to stop indirect and direct killing of Anuak civilians;
• To establish independent inquiries to investigate the massacre currently taking place in Gambella;
• The United States government and the Europeans community to pressure the Ethiopian government to desist from committing current genocide on our people;
• The United Nations and members nations, the African Union, in the East African countries to instruct the South Sudanese Nuer rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny to immediately stop supplying his Nuer tribe with deadly weapons to be used against unarmed Anuak civilians and creating instability in Gambella.
• Unconditional remove and transfer South Sudanese Nuers out of Gambella immediately;
• Finally, calls on government of EPRDF to stop its divide-and-rule politics in Gambella.

 

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In Ethiopia, a Mix of Regulations and Repression Silence Independent Voices January 30, 2016

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(Resurgent Dictatorship) — After a tense year marked by widely-criticized elections in which Ethiopia’s ruling party won 100 percent of parliamentary seats, 2015 concluded with yet more repression in the East African nation. During the last weeks of December, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported the arrests of two journalists, while five Zone 9 bloggers who had been acquitted of terrorism charges in October were summoned back to court as state prosecutors appealed their earlier acquittal.

These detentions occurred amid widespread protests in Oromia state, Ethiopia’s largest region. Human Rights Watch reported that since the protests began in mid-November 2015, police and security forces had killed 140 protesters and wounded many others, while hundreds of demonstrators and activists have been jailed; Ethiopian government officials have only publicly acknowledged five deaths.

The trigger for this recent crisis was the Integrated Regional Development Plan for Addis Ababa. Commonly known as “The Addis Ababa Master Plan,” its implementation would have expanded the capital city into parts of the neighboring Oromia region, potentially displacing a large number of local farmers, threatening their constitutionally-protected right to livelihood, and eroding local authority. One Ethiopia analyst, Tsegaye R. Ararssa, noted that the Master Plan violated Articles 39 and 105(2) of Ethiopia’s Constitution, which authorize alterations to state boundaries only by a referendum of self-determination or a constitutional amendment. Although the government recently decided to scrap the Master Plan, the decision was made primarily to silence the protests and falls short of addressing the protestors’ underlying concerns about the lack of good governance, access to information, and freedom of expression in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian government prides itself on having one of the world’s fastest growing economies (the International Monetary Fund ranks the country among the top five globally). But the authorities often promote growth at the expense of citizens’ basic human rights, and many citizens feel that they have not benefitted from the country’s economic growth. The United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index ranks Ethiopia 174 out of 187 countries, and despite the government’s growth plans, 29 percent of Ethiopia’s population lives below its national poverty line.

The recent Oromia protests are a clear indication of what happens when the population feels that development is being imposed. If the government genuinely believes in inclusive economic growth, its plans would benefit from better communication with the people. Instead, the authorities have closed most venues for two-way communication and use state media to control media narratives and disseminate propaganda about their development plans.

In my January 2016 Journal of Democracy article, I describe how Ethiopia’s authorities have used legal and economic methods to suppress civil society and independent media. Ethiopia’s criminal code and press law, which have long been highly restrictive, have tightened significantly in the years since Ethiopia’s 2005 general elections, when mass protests erupted over vote-rigging allegations. Media repression became even more organized and systematic in 2009 after Ethiopia adopted the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (ATP). Ostensibly intended to counter security threats, since its adoption the ATP has only ever been used to bring charges against political activists and members of independent media.

The Civil Society Proclamation (CSP), adopted in 2009 around the same time as the ATP, has also curtailed the efforts of most human rights organizations. Restrictions on foreign funding and regulations which limit how much a civil society organization (CSO) can dedicate toward its administrative and operations costs make it extremely difficult for CSOs to survive. According to onestudy, the number of federally-registered local and international CSOs in Ethiopia dropped by 45 percent (from 3,800 to 2,059) between 2009 and 2011. Ethiopia’s Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) claimed in 2014 that 3,174 CSOs were registered in Ethiopia, but a 2014 study by the joint European Union’s Civil Society Fund (EU-CSF II) found that of the total number of CSOs registered by Ethiopia’s Civil Society Agency, only 870 were actually operational. USAID’s 2014 CSO Sustainability Index for Sub-Saharan Africa noted that the impact of CSOs in Ethiopia is limited by national policies, funding restrictions, and a lack of government interest.

As a result of policies like these, platforms which normally serve to facilitate communication and feedback between government and citizens, such as media and civil society organizations, have been silenced by heavy government censorship and the criminalization of dissent. The lack of accountable communication channels makes the population feel alienated from the government, and the only remaining avenue for the public to express its concerns—peaceful demonstration—typically results in a harsh crackdown, as the last few months have shown.  In December, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn appeared on state television to defend the government’s use of physical repression against Oromia protestors, saying the government will take “merciless legitimate action against any force bent on destabilizing the area.”

These remarks betray the authorities’ insecurity. The increased intensity of repression against independent media, associations, and civil society organizations reflect a government that feels threatened by independent voices. Like most authoritarian regimes, Ethiopia’s government worries that the more informed and connected the people are, the more empowered they will be to hold the government to account. In other words, Ethiopia’s attempt to gag the media and choke civil society is not a sign of the government’s strength, but rather of its weakness.

Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha is a visiting fellow and former Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies. A seasoned journalist, media consultant, and translator, she previously served as director of the Ethiopian Environment Journalists Association.

The views expressed in this post represent the opinions and analysis of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.

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Daily Maverick: How Ethiopia exploits AU role to suppress international criticism January 29, 2016

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The restrictions imposed on media and NGOs have the very real consequence of minimising negative news and information coming out of Ethiopia. This is one element of a censorship regime that is working. Recently, this was apparent in the coverage – or lack thereof – of the huge Oromo protests, where affected communities demonstrated against government plans to expand Addis Ababa. An estimated 140 people were killed, but the situation barely made international news, unlike, for example, the global headlines generated by the Marikana massacre in South Africa, even though the Marikana protest was smaller and far fewer people died.

Still, for an unabashedly authoritarian government, the ability to control information flow is the most significant advantage to hosting the headquarters of the AU. Just like that shiny AU building distracts the eye from the relative poverty of the suburb around it, so hosting the AU in Addis Ababa helps to disguise and obscure the darker elements of the Ethiopian growth story. DM

 

 

How Ethiopia exploits AU role to suppress international criticism

BY  SIMON ALLISON,  DAILY MAVERICK, 28 JANUARY 2016

 

 

Photo: Delegates listen to remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Media and civil society at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa face a stark choice: avoid criticising Ethiopia, or risk being denied access to the continental body. SIMON ALLISON reports on how the Ethiopian government uses its role as gatekeeper to the AU to keep journalists, researchers and activists in check.

ADDIS ABABA – The African Union headquarters, 24-storeys of clean lines and soaring glass, is Addis Ababa’s tallest building. It looks all wrong in the context of its dusty, low-rise surroundings (although increasingly less so, as the city develops furiously around it). It’s almost like it was accidentally transplanted from Shanghai or Beijing, which, in a way, it was – China paid for and built it. But there’s no question that it belongs. The building is Africa’s diplomatic centre, and Addis is the continent’s diplomatic capital. There’s nowhere else it could be.

The city’s starring role in continental politics began in 1963, when Ethiopia brokered a truce between two rival African blocs with different ideas of what a continental body should look like. The breakthrough conference in 1963, where the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was declared, took place in Addis Ababa, and it was only natural that the new institution should establish its headquarters there too.

Not that there wasn’t a fight. Togo spent $120 million – that was half its annual budget at the time – on a lavish new hotel and conference centre in Lomé, complete with 52 presidential villas, in an effort to persuade the OAU to move its headquarters. The bid failed, and the complex turned into a ludicrously expensive white elephant, abandoned and left derelict for decades.

Togo’s attempt to steal Addis Ababa’s thunder was only crazy because it failed. Had it worked, the investment would have looked like a small price to pay. As Ethiopia well knows, the benefits – both financial and political – far outweigh any costs associated with hosting the AU.

Let’s start with the obvious. The AU rakes in hard currency for Ethiopia. There’s the $2,000-plus a month rentals for staff villas; the restaurants, hotels and conference venues built to cope with the regular influx of summit delegates; the thousands and thousands of flight bookings – often first or business class – which have helped Ethiopian Airlines become the largest airline in Africa. The AU is a cash cow, and Ethiopia has been milking it for more than 50 years.

It’s not just about the AU itself. Almost every African country has an embassy in Addis, because they’ve all got ambassadors to the AU (Why else would the likes of beleaguered Mali, for example, maintain a mission here?). This applies to non-African countries too: Addis Ababa’s status as a diplomatic hub means it attracts more foreign representation than other African capitals of a similar size, including another vast international organisation: the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. These missions all rent offices and houses, employ local staff, and shop in local stores, as do the research organisations and NGOs who trail in their wake.

While there’s no doubt that the AU is good for the local economy, it’s also true that hosting the AU inflates Ethiopia’s influence over AU decisions. Unlike many African countries, Ethiopia is able to attend every meeting, and, as host, it is given the floor whenever it wishes. It is able to send high-level representation with ease, which can play a major factor in smaller meetings outside of summits. So far, so normal for any major diplomatic city, be it Brussels, Geneva or New York. But Ethiopia takes things even further, using its role as gatekeeper to the AU to protect itself from international scrutiny and criticism, and to monitor those who deal with the continental body.

Non-governmental organisations are particularly affected. In order to open an AU liaison office in Addis, foreign NGOs must first be registered by the Ethiopian government. This registration can be withdrawn at any time, and with it, access to the AU. Several senior staff at international NGOs and civil society organisations told the Daily Maverick that this arrangement is premised on a tacit understanding: as long as you don’t criticise Ethiopia, your registration remains intact, and you are free to interact with the AU. On occasion, this includes hiring a local employee with known links to national intelligence.

“We are very, very careful with what we say about Ethiopia. They are very sensitive, and the AU comes first for us,” said one senior NGO official, speaking on condition of anonymity – for obvious reasons.

A similar arrangement applies to journalists, who cannot receive AU accreditation without first obtaining an Ethiopian press card; the arrangement is slightly different during AU summits, although visiting journalists must still register with the government communications office. Effectively, this means that Ethiopia, a country that is notorious for its tight grip on independent media, controls who can and cannot report on the AU. Again, this forces journalists to make a trade off: either report on the AU, and stay quiet on sensitive issues in Ethiopia, such as human rights violations; or report accurately on Ethiopia and risk deportation and losing access, perhaps permanently, to the AU.

Several prominent NGOs and research organisations, such as Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group, have declined to open an office in Addis for fear of working in such sensitive conditions, and base their offices that deal with the AU, elsewhere. Likewise, most foreign correspondents choose to work from Johannesburg or Nairobi rather than Addis, even though Addis – with all its diplomatic activity and excellent air links – is a natural base. This not only protects the Ethiopian government from criticism, but weakens scrutiny of the AU itself.

The extent to which Ethiopia’s state security agency is involved in monitoring and screening people who work or visit the AU becomes obvious at the January summits held in Addis Ababa. Their involvement is so blatant, in fact, that the National Intelligence and Security Service actually produces the badges given to all attendees:

The message is unmistakeable: we are watching you.

An Ethiopian government spokesman did not respond to a request to comment for this story.

The restrictions imposed on media and NGOs have the very real consequence of minimising negative news and information coming out of Ethiopia. This is one element of a censorship regime that is working. Recently, this was apparent in the coverage – or lack thereof – of the huge Oromo protests, where affected communities demonstrated against government plans to expand Addis Ababa. An estimated 140 people were killed, but the situation barely made international news, unlike, for example, the global headlines generated by the Marikana massacre in South Africa, even though the Marikana protest was smaller and far fewer people died.

In some ways, the suppression of information about Ethiopia is a missed opportunity. The country is growing at a tremendous rate, and has made huge strides in the provision of healthcare and education. It desperately needs to improve its international image, which (unfairly) remains rooted in the famine reporting of the 1980s. There are good news stories that aren’t being told, as well as bad.

Still, for an unabashedly authoritarian government, the ability to control information flow is the most significant advantage to hosting the headquarters of the AU. Just like that shiny AU building distracts the eye from the relative poverty of the suburb around it, so hosting the AU in Addis Ababa helps to disguise and obscure the darker elements of the Ethiopian growth story. DM

Photo: Delegates listen to remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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The Marc Steiner Show: Discussion on #OromoProtests with Siyade Gemechisa and Henok Gabissa January 28, 2016

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Oromia & Ethiopia: Land – the Perpetual Flashpoint of Ethiopia’s Political Crisis: #OromoProtests Special coverage January 28, 2016

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Mancunian Matters: ‘We ran away from murder, torture and rape’: Oromians in Manchester UK ask Manchester to ‘stand with them’ in #OromoProtests global rally January 28, 2016

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‘We ran away from murder, torture and rape’: Oromo Ethiopians ask Manchester to ‘stand with them’ in protest

 


By Dominic Thomas, Mancunian Matters, 27 January 2016

Around a hundred protesters turned out to call on the UK Government to act on and stop supporting the killing of Oromo people in Ethiopia, in Albert Square yesterday.

The protest comes after Human Rights Watch reported at least 140 people had been killed and tens of thousands arrested by government forces in anti-government protests since November.

This took place in the Oromia region, where the Government had planned to expand the control of the country’s capital in what was known as the Master Plan of Addis Ababa.

The land-grabbing led to anger from the Oromo people, who claim the plans – which have since been scrapped – are part of systematic repression of their ethnic group, and is being supported by the UK Government, which provides Ethiopia with around £300million a year in aid.

Mohammed Tusa, Chairman of the Oromian Community which organised the protest in Manchester, told MM: “We ask the UK Government to stand with Oromo people, to stand against the Ethiopian Government and to speak out.

“So far many protests have taken place in the UK – in London and in Manchester several times –but nobody is listening to us. The BBC is not listening to us, and the Government is keeping quiet.

“We respect and we love British society, but the UK Government is not acting the way we expect them to.”

He described how he and his fellow protestors had been forced to flee to the UK because of the suppression and violence people of his ethnic group faced in Ethiopia.

“Everybody here who came to Britain was forced to flee their own country,” he said.

“We love our country and would love to live there but were forced to run away from there by violations of murder, torture and rape by the Government.”

One protester claimed that he believes around 40,000 Oromo people are currently in jail, and that most opposition leaders and intellectuals have been killed by military action.

“The opposition leaders are being arrested, so freedom of expression is not there,” said one.

“The British Government has been financing the Ethiopian Government to support the poor people, but they have misused that money.

“The British Government should stand up, should listen to our voice, listen to the people and they should act. They are a superpower of the world, so they have to tell them to stop killing innocent students, mothers and farmers.”

Ethiopia has been run by the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Revolutionary Democratic Front since 1995, with the party winning all 547 seats at the last election.

A statement from the European parliament earlier this week read: “The EU, as the single largest donor, should ensure that EU development assistance is not contributing to human rights violations in Ethiopia.

“It also calls on the Ethiopian authorities to stop suppressing the free flow of information, to guarantee the rights of local civil society and media and to facilitate access throughout Ethiopia for independent journalists and human rights monitors.”


 

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Human Rights Watch: World Report 2016: Ethiopia: Events of 2015 January 27, 2016

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In Ethiopia in 2015 there were continuing government crackdowns on opposition political party members, journalists, and peaceful protesters, many of whom experienced harassment, arbitrary arrest, and politically motivated prosecutions.

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling party coalition, won all 547 parliamentary seats in the May elections, due in part to the lack of space for critical or dissenting voices. Despite a few high-profile prisoner releases ahead of the June visit of United States President Barack Obama, there was no progress on fundamental reforms of the deeply repressive laws and policies constricting Ethiopian civil society organizations and media.

Elections and Political Space

May’s federal elections took place in a general atmosphere of intimidation, and concerns over the National Electoral Board’s lack of independence. Opposition parties reported that state security forces and ruling party cadres harassed and detained their members, while onerous registration requirements effectively put opposition candidates at a disadvantage.

Opposition parties reported that government officials regularly blocked their attempts to hold protests and rallies in the run-up to the election by denying permits, arresting organizers, and confiscating equipment.

These restrictions, alongside the absence of independent media and civil society, meant there was little opportunity for dissenting voices to be heard or meaningful political debate on key issues ahead of the elections.

Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

Eighteen individuals identified as leaders of the Muslim protest movement that swept across Ethiopia from 2012-2014 were convicted in July under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation and sentenced in August to between 7 and 22 years each after closed, flawed trials. Authorities detained them in July 2012 when some Muslim communities were protesting against perceived government interference in their religious affairs.

An unknown number of ethnic Oromo students continued to be detained, many without charge, after protests throughout Oromia in April and May 2014 against the planned expansion of Addis Ababa’s municipal boundary into Oromia. Security personnel used excessive and at times lethal force, including live ammunition, against protesters in several cities, killing at least several dozen protesters, and arrested hundreds.

There have been no investigations by Ethiopian authorities into the deaths and the use of unlawful force. Those released said they were tortured or otherwise ill-treated in detention. Ethnic Oromos make up approximately 45 percent of Ethiopia’s population and are often arbitrarily arrested and accused of belonging to the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

Freedom of Expression and Association

Media remained under government stranglehold, with many journalists having to choose between self-censorship, harassment and arrest, or exile. At least 60 journalists have fled into exile since 2010. Tactics used to restrict independent media included targeting publishers, printing presses, and distributors.

The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections. In the past year, six privately owned publications closed after government harassment; at least 22 journalists, bloggers, and publishers were criminally charged, and more than 30 journalists fled the country in fear of being arrested under repressive laws.

In June, journalist Reeyot Alemu and five other journalists and bloggers from the Zone 9 blogging collective were released from prison ahead of President Obama’s visit to Ethiopia, On October 16, the remaining four imprisoned Zone 9 bloggers were acquitted of terrorism charges after 39 hearings and 539 days in detention. A fifth charged in absentia was also acquitted. Many other journalists, protesters, and other political opponents continued to be prosecuted under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation, and many journalists including Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye remain in prison.

The 2009 Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSO law) continues to severely curtail the ability of independent nongovernmental organizations to work on human rights. The law bars work on human rights, good governance, conflict resolution, and advocacy on the rights of women, children, and people with disabilities if organizations receive more than 10 percent of their funds from foreign sources.

The government regularly monitors and records telephone calls of family members and friends of suspected opposition members and intercepts digital communications with highly intrusive spyware. Leaked emails from Milan-based Hacking Team, which sold spyware to the Ethiopian government, reveal that despite warnings of the risk of Ethiopia misusing their spyware, they issued a temporary license to Ethiopia while they began negotiations in April on a new contract worth at least US$700,000.

Torture and Arbitrary Detention

Ethiopian security personnel frequently tortured and otherwise ill-treated political detainees held in both official and secret detention centers to give confessions or provide information. At its UN Universal Periodic Review in 2014, Ethiopia accepted a recommendation to “adopt measures which guarantee the non-occurrence of cases of torture and ill-treatment in places of detention,” but there is little indication that security personnel are being investigated or punished for carrying out these abuses.

The Liyu police, a Somali Regional State paramilitary police force without a clear legal mandate, continued to commit serious human rights abuses in their ongoing conflict with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, with reports of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention, and violence against civilians who are accused of supporting or being sympathetic to the ONLF.

Andargachew Tsige, a United Kingdom citizen and secretary-general of the Ginbot 7 organization, a group banned for advocating armed overthrow of the government, remains in detention in Ethiopia after his unlawful 2014 deportation to Ethiopia from Yemen while in transit. He had twice been sentenced to death in absentia for his involvement with Ginbot 7. UK consular officials visited Andargachew only three times, amid growing concerns about his mistreatment in detention. In April, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called on Ethiopia to release and compensate Andargachew.

Forced Displacement Linked to Development Programs

Some donors, including UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank, rechanneled funding from the problematic Protection of Basic Services (PBS) program in 2015. PBS was associated with the abusive “villagization program,” a government effort to relocate 1.5 million rural people into permanent villages, ostensibly to improve their access to basic services. Some of the relocations in the first year of the program in Gambella region in 2011 were accompanied by violence, including beatings and arbitrary arrests, and insufficient consultation and compensation.

Some Gambella residents filed a complaint in 2013 to the World Bank’s Inspection Panel, the institution’s independent accountability mechanism, alleging that the bank violated its own policies on indigenous people and involuntary resettlement. The Inspection Panel identified major shortcomings in the PBS program in its November 2014 recommendations, although the World Bank Board largely rejected the findings in February. A translator who worked with the Inspection Panel in Gambella was arrested in March and charged under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation in September 2015.

In February, in the course of a court hearing on a complaint by an Ethiopian farmer that the UK violated its partnership principles by supporting the PBS program, DFID announced that it was ending support to the PBS program. DFID cited concerns over Ethiopia’s civil and political rights record, including concerns related to “freedom of expression and electoral competition, and continued concerns about the accountability of security services.”

There are ongoing reports of forced displacement from development projects in different regions, often with minimal or no compensation and little in the way of prior consultation with affected, often indigenous, communities. Allegations have arisen from commercial and industrial projects associated with Addis Ababa’s expansion and the continued development of sugar plantations in the Lower Omo Valley, which involves clearing 245,000 hectares of land that is home to 200,000 indigenous people. Communities in Omo have seen their grazing land cleared and have lost access to the Omo River, which they relied on for crops. Individuals who questioned the development plans were arrested and harassed.

Violent incidents, both between different ethnic groups and between the government and ethnic groups, increased in 2015 partly due to the growing competition for grazing land and other resources. The reservoir behind the Gibe III dam began filling in January 2015, reducing the annual natural flood that replenished the agricultural lands along the banks of the Omo River.

Key International Actors

Ethiopia enjoys strong support from foreign donors and most of its regional neighbors, based on its role as host of the African Union and strategic regional player, its contribution to UN peacekeeping, security and aid partnerships with Western countries, and its progress on development indicators. The African Union(AU)—the only international body that monitored the May elections—declared the elections “credible” despite the severe restrictions on opposition political parties, independent media, and civil society.

Ethiopia continued to facilitate negotiations between warring parties in South Sudan, and its troops maintained calm in the disputed Abyei Region. Ethiopia deploys troops inside Somalia as part of the AU mission, and in 2015 there were growing reports that abusive “Liyu police” forces were also deployed alongside the Ethiopian Defense Forces. Ethiopia continued to host hundreds of thousands of refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea.

Ethiopia is one of the largest recipients of donor aid in Africa, receiving almost $3 billion in 2015 despite allegations of human rights abuses associated with some development programs, including forced displacement in Gambella and the Omo Valley. There are no indications that donors have strengthened the monitoring and accountability provisions needed to ensure that their development aid does not contribute to or exacerbate human rights problems in Ethiopia.

Motumaan Itoopian humna dhiibaa fudhechuu itti fuufeera. Bara 2015 keessatti qofa miseensota dhaabbilee siyaasaa, gaazexessitoota, fi hiriirtota nagaa baay’inni isaanii gidiraa adda addaa, hidhaa akka malee, akkasumas hiraarfama ilaalcha siyaasa irraa ka’ee gaggeeffamaa tureef saaxilamuun isaanii itti fufeera.

Sababa qaamota sagalee addaa qaban irratti karaan cufameef Gamtaan dhaabota siyaasaa aangoo irra jiru, Addi Dimokraatawaa Warraaqsa Ummata Itoopiyaa (ADWUI), baatii Caamsaa keessa filannoo gaggeeffameen teessuma paarlaamaa 547 hunda moo’eera. Dhufaatii Prezedantiin biyya Amerikaa Baaraak Obaamaa dura hidhamtoota siyaasaa beekamoo muraasa gadhiisuu tiin alatti mirga bu’uraa dhala namaa, seerota, imaammata caasaawwan bilisaa ummataa fi midiyaa cunqursan fi akka hin malletti sochii dhorkuuf tolfaman ilaalchisee biyatii keesatti fooya’insi ta’e homa hinjiru.

Filannoo fi Waltajjii Siyaasaa

Filannoon sadarkaa Federaalaa Caamsaa sun akka waliigalaa tti doorsisa/sodaachisuun kan guutame, Boordiin Filannoo Biyyoolessaa bilisummaa haala hin qabne keessatti gaggeeffame. Gama tokkoon dhaabotni mormitootaa humni tikaa fi dabballeewwan dhaaba siyaasaa aangoo qabatee jiru akka miseensota isaanii dararan fi hidhan yoo gabaasan gama biraatiin ammoo sirni dorgomtoota galmeessisuu mormitoota irratti akka malee ulfaataa akka ta’u godhamee ture.

Dhaabotni mormitootaa yaroo filanaannan dhiyaate tti hiriira nagaa gaggeessuuf fi ummata sochoosuuf yaalii yaroo hedduu godhanillee angawootni mootummaa hayyama dhorkachuu, hidhuudhaan akka danqaa itti ta’an ibsu.

Qoqqobbiiwwan kunniin, midiyaan fi dhaabotni ummataa bilisa ta’an dhabamuu isaanii waliin wal qabatee, hiikni qabu sagaleen addaa akka hin dhagayamne ukkamsuu falmiin siyaasaa hiikaa qabu qabxiiwwan siyaasaa murteessoo irratti akka hin godhamne taasisu.

Mirga Walgayii Nagaa Gaggeessuu

Sochii Hiriira Musliima kan bara 2012-2014 Itoophiyaa guutuu keessatti qabate qindeessu jedhamanii namootni adda baafaman kudha saddet irratti baatii Adoolessaa keessa labsii farra shororkeessummaa jalatti himatni dhiyaatee, Hagayya keessa adabni hidhaa waggaa 7 fi 22, dhaddcha cufaa fi falmii karaa malee gaggeeffameen irratti murtaaye.  Angawootni mootummaa Adoolessa 2012 keessa yommu ummatni Musliimaa mootummaan dhimma amantii isaanii keessa galaa akka jiru fakkaatee mul’atetti mormii hiriira taasisu jalqabanitti aanee hidhamani.

Karoora Finfinnee gara Oromiyaatti babal’isuu waliin wal qabatee hiriira mormii Ebla fi Caamsaa 2014 eegaleen, barattoota Oromoo lakkoofsi isaanii hammana jedhanii himuu hin dandeenye, hedduun himata seeraa tokkoon alatti qabanii hidhuun itti fufeera.  Qaamotni tikaa humna akka malee ta’e, kan lubbuu namaa balaaf saaxiluu, rasaasa dabalatee, fayyadamuudhaan magaalaa hedduutti hiriirtota irratti dhukaasuun yoo xinnaate namoota kurnoota hedduutti lakkaayaman ajjeesaniiru, dhibbootatti kan lakkaayaman hidhaniiru.

Ajjeechaa fi humna seeraan ala fayyadamuu kana ilaalchisee angawoota mootummaa Itoophiyaatiin qorannaan gaggeeffame hin jiru. Kanneen hidhaa irraa gadhiifaman garuu akka reebaman ykn haala akka malee keessatti qabamanii akka turfaman ibsu. Ummata Itoophiyaa keessa % 45 kan ta’u Oromoo yoo ta’u, yaroo hedduu hidhaa akka hin malle kan saaxilame fi Adda Bilisummaa Oromo (ABO) dhaaba seeraan uggurman deeggara maqaa jedhuun kan himatamudha.

Mirga Yaada Ofii Ibsachuu fi Walgeettii

Miidiyaaleen mootummaa jalatti ukkamamamanii hojjechuu itti fufaniiru, gaazexessitootni hedduun of to’achuuf dirqamanii hojjetu ykn hiraarfamuu, hidhamuu fi biyyaa baqatanii baduu keessaa tokko filachuun dirqama itti ta’eera. Bara 2010 irraa eegalee yoo xinnaate gaazexessitootni 60 ta’an biyyaa badaniiru. Tarsiimoon midiyaalee bilisaa ukkaamsu kun barreessitootaa fi waldaalee maxxansitoota fi raabsitoota dabalata.

Baatii Waxabajjii keessa, gaazexessituu Riyoot Alamuu fi gamtaan bilogarota Zoonii 9 faa fi kanneen biroo shan do’ii Pirezedantiin Obaamaan Itophiyaatti godhe dura mana hidhaa irraa gadhiifaman.  Onkololeessa 16, bilogarota Zoonii 9 keessaa kanneen hidhaa keessatti hafanii turan fi labsii farra shororkeessummaa jalatti yakkamanii ballama 36 tiif mana murtii tti deddeebi’aa erga turaniin fi bulti 539 erga hidhamanii booda murtiin bilisa jedhamanii hiikamani. Inni shanaffaan bakka hin jirretti dhimmi isaa ilaalamaa tures bilisa ta’eera. Gaazexessitootni biroo hedduu, hirmaattotni hiriiraa, akkasumas mormitootni siyaasaa biroo irrattis himatni labsii farra shororkeessummaa jalatti irratti dhiyaatu ittuma fufeetu jira, gaazexessitoota Iskindir Naggaa fi Wubisheet Taayyee dabalatee ammoo ammallee manuma hidhaa keessa jiru.

Labsiin Waldaawwan Tajaajila tolaa kennuuf hundaawan fi Jaarmiyaalee Hawaasaa, dhaabota bilisaa kan miti-mootummaa ta’an mirga isaan hojjechuuf qaban takaalee dhorkuun isaa ittuma fufeetu jira.  Seerichi waayee mirga dhala namaa, bulchinsa gaarii, walitti bu’insa hiikuu, falmii mirga dubartoota, kan ijoollee, fi ummata hir’ina qaamaa qaban irratti, dhaabotni hojjetan bajata qaban keessaa dhibbeentaa 10 olitti madda alaa irraa horii kan argatan yoo ta’e akka hin hojjente uggura.

Mootummaan kuusaa odeeffannoo haasawaa bilbila maatiiwwan fi hiryyootni namoota akka mormituutti shakkamanii itti fufinsaan towata, haasawaa isaanii gidduu galee meeshaa ‘spaayiweer’ jedhamutti fayyadamee akka hin malletti dhaggeeffata.

Imeeliin garee basaastuu- imeelii Miilan, spaayiweer mootummaa Itoophiyaatti gurguruun isaatiif icciitiin kan harkaa baye akka himutti, jarreen hayyama yaroo Itoophiyaaf kennanii akka ture fi Ebla irraa eegalee waliigaltee haaraa yoo xinnaate US 700,000 kan baasu raawwachuuf marii irra akka jiran argisiisa.

Reebicha fi Hidhaa Seera-Malee

Hojjettootni humna tikaa Itoophiyaa hidhamtoota siyaasaa manneen hidhaa beekamoo fi dhoksaa keessatti qabamanii jiran reebuun ykn akka hin malletti dararuudhaan jecha amantii fi odeeffannoo irraa fuudhuuf yaaluu ittuma fufaniiru. Mootummaa Gamtaawaniitti Gilgaala Waliigalaa Yaroo Yarootti Gaggeeffamu kan bara 2014 irratti, Itoophiyaan yaada fooyya’insaa kennameef fudhachuudhaan “manneen hidhaa keessatti reebicha raawwatamu fi hiraarsa irratti raawwachuun akka hin jiraatne mirkaneessuu kan dandeessisu deemsa akka diriirsuu” waliigalaeera, haa ta’u malee ergasii asitti hojjettootni humna tikaa kanneen hojii akkanaa raawwatan qoratamuu ykn adabamuu isaaniitiif mallattoon argame hin jiru.

Liyyuu poolisii, humni paaraamilitarii Mootummaa Naanoon Somaalee, Poolisii aangoo seera ifaa ta’e tokkoon maleetti, walitti bu’insa Adda Biyyoolessaa Bilisummaa Ogaaden (ABBO) waliin jiru sababa gochuun socho’uudhaa yakkoota ciccimoo mirga dhala namaa sarbuu Itoopiyaa fi somaalee keessatti raawwachuu itti fufeen, gabaasotni seera malee nama akka fedhanitti nama ajjeesuu, hidhaa seeraan malee, ummata siviilii ABBO gargaaruun shakkaman dararuun baay’inaaa gabaafamaa jira.

Andaargaachoo Tsiggee, lammii biyya Yunaayitid Kiingdam fi dhaaba mootummaa humnaan fonqolchuuf yaale jedhamee ugguramee jiru dhaaba Ginboot 7 jedhamuuf barreessaa kan ta’e, bara 2014 seeraan ala biyya Yaman irra otoo darbuu seeraan ala qabamee erga Itoophiyaatti dabarfamee booda hanga ammaatti hidhaa keessa jira. Namni kun hirmaannaa Giboot 7 keessatti qabuuf harka lama murtiin du’aa bakka hin jirretti irratti murameera. Miseensotni Qonsilaa UK, Andaargaachoo, mana hidhaa keessatti hiraarsi irra gayaa jiraachuu isaatiif shakkiin guddaan otoo jiruu, marraa sadii qofaaf dhaqanii isa ilaalani. Baatii Eblaa keessa gareen hojii seeraan malee hidhaa raawwatu irratti hojjetu kan UN tokko mootummaan Itoophiyaa Andaargaachoo akka gadhiisuu fi beenyaas akka kafaluuf gaafate.

Maqaa Karoora Misooma jedhuun Humnaan Nama Buqqisuu

Hirphaa kennitootni gariin, Qajeelcha Misooma Addunyaa UK (DFID) fi baankii addunyaa dabalatee, horii kennuu Tajaajila Bu’uraa Tiksuu (TBT) [Protection of Basic Services  (PBS)] sagantaa rakkisaa turerra bara 2015 jallisanii jiru. TBTn sagantaa ummata qubachiisuu, yaalii mootummaan ummata miliyoona 1.5 ta’u, maqaa tajaajila bu’uuraa ummatatti dhiyeessa jedhuun hawaasa baadiyyaa jiraatu buqqisuu waliin wal qabsiisee raawwatu dha. Bakki itti ummata buqqisanii bara duraaf galchuuf itti saganteeffatan  gariin, kan Naannoo Gambeellaa bara 2011 raawwate ummata hiraarsuu, reebichaa fi hidhaa akka maleetti fayyadamuudhaan, marii fi kaasaa gayaa tokkoon maleetti kan hojii irra ooledha.

Jiraattotni Gambeellaa muraasni bara 2013 Garee Qorataa Baankii Addunyaa, qaama bilisaa mala ittigaafatamummaa bilisa jedhamutti himata dhiyeeffatani, Baankichis seera mataa isaa kan imaammata jiraattota biyyaa fi ummata fedha isaa maleetti qubachiisuu waliin wal qabsiisee hordofu cabseera jedhu. Gareen Qorattuu, yaada fooyya’insaa Sadaasa 2014 dhiyeesseen sagantaa TBT keessatti rakkoowwan bu’uuraa adda baasee dhiyeesseera, haa ta’u malee Boordiin Baankii Addunyaa argannoo kunniin hedduu isaanii baatii Guraandhalaa keessa kufaa godheera.  Afaan hiiktuun Garee Qorannaa san waliin Gambeellaa keessatti hojjetaa ture Bitootessaa keessa erga qabamee hidhamee booda Labsii farra shororkeessummaa jalatti yakka raawwatte jedhamee Fulbaana 2015 tti himatame.

Guraandhala keessa, yommu himatni qotee bulaa Itoophiyaa tokko sababa UK’n waadaa sirna waliin hojjechuuf tolfame kabajuu hanqachuudhaan sagantaa TBT deeggarte jedhamtee mana murtiitti falmiin dhiyaachaa turetti, DFIDn sagantaa TBT deeggaruu akka dhaabe labse. Murtii isaa kanaa tiif akka sababa tti waantota tuqe keessaa, Itoophiyaan mirgoota siyaasaa kabajuu ishee ilaalchisee ragaan jiru, haala yaachisaa bilisa ta’anii yaada ofii ibsachuu fi dorgommii filannaa irratti, akkasumas haala yaroo dheeraatiif yaachisaa ta’ee itti fufaa jiru kan raawwii hojjettoota humna tikaa ilaalchisee jiru kaasee ture.

Humnaan ummata qeyee isaa irraa buqqisanii bakka biraa qubachiisuu ilaalchisee itti fufinsaan gabaasni dhiyaachaa jira, hojiin kun kafaltii xinno yoo kaan ammoo kafaltiin tokkoon alatti, otoo jiraattotni ykn ummatni dhimmi isaa ilaallatu sirnaan hin irratti hin mariisisiin kan raawwatamu dha. Komiin akkanaa kun projektota daldala fi indusitrii kan Finfinnee babal’isuuf karoorfamee jiru fi misooma biqiltuu shonkoraa holqa Oomoo isa garjalla isa lafa hektaara 245,000 irraa qulqulleessanii kaasuu fi jiraattota 200,000 kan laficha irra jiraatan waliin wal qabatee ka’udha.  Hawaasni Oomoo lafa isaa irraa kaloo horii qulqullaayee laga Omoo kan midhaan hoomishuuf itti fayyadamnanitti karaan yoo itti cufamu arganii callisuuf dirqamani.  Kanneen karoora misoomaa kana ilaalchisee gaaffii kaasan ammoo ni hidhamu ni hiraarfamu.

Walitti bu’insi hamaan, sabaa fi sablammoota gidduu akkasuma mootummaa fi ummata adda addaa gidduutti mul’achuun bara 2015 keessa dabaleera, sababni kanaas gara caalu lafa kaloo fi qabeenya umamaa irratti wal dhiibuu irraa madda.  Cufaan jallisii Gibee III duuba jiru Amajjii 2015 irraa eegalee, bara baraan bishaan uumamaan gad darbee gamaa-gamna Oomootti lafa qonnaa   jiisuun irra ture hanqisaa, ofii garuu guutuu eegaleera.

Qaamota Biyya Alaa Dhimma Kana Keessatti Furtuu Ta’an

Itoophiyaan hirphaa kennitoota biyya alaa hedduu fi biyyoota ollaa irraa gargaarsa guddaa argachaa jirti, kunis biyyattiin teessuma Gamtaa Afrikaa ta’uu ishee irraa kan ka’e bakka murteessaa qabaachuu, nagaa eegsiftuu Mootummaa Gamtoomanii (UN) keessatti gumaacha qabdu, nageenya fi gargaarsa waliin wal-qabatee walitti dhufeenya biyyoota dhiyaa waliin tolfatte, akkasumas misooma biyyaa irratti safartuuwwan jiru irratti fooyya’insa mul’ifte jedhamee kan himamu san irraa kan maddudha.  Gamtaan Afrikaa (AU) – qaamni tokkittiin addunyaa hunda irraa filannaa 2015 to’ate- otoo dhaabotni siyaasaa mormitootaa, miidiyaaleen bilisaa fi dhaabotni bilisaa kanneen biroon akka hin sochoone qoqqobbaan cimaan irratti godhamee jiruu, filannaan sun  “amanamaadha” jedhee labse.

Itoophiyaan kanneen lola irra jiran araara ummata Sudaan Kibbaa aanjessuu itti fuftee jirti, humni waraanaa ishii bakka wal dhibdeen jiru Naannoo Abiye’i qabatee jira. Itoophiyaan shoora Gamtaa Afrikaa (AU) keessatti qabdu waliin wal qabatee humna waraanaa ishii Somaalee akka bobbaaftee jirti, bara 2015 keessa humna akka maleetti fayyadama kan jiru humni “Liyyuu Poolis” humna waraanaa Itoophiyaa cinaa socho’aa akka jiru gabaasni dhiyaachaa ture. Itoophiyaan dhibba fi kumaatamatti lakkaayaman baqattoota Ummata Sudaan Kibbaa, Somaalee fi Eertiraa irraa simattee keessee jirti.

Karoorri misoomaa Itoophiyaa gariin isaa dhiibbaa mirga namaa waliin wal qabatee-humnaan ummata Gambeellaa fi Holqa Omoo keessa jiraatu buqqisuu dabalatee, kan mormiin irratti ka’u yoo ta’ellee, biyyattiin hirphaa biyyoota alaa irraa bara 2015 keessa biliyoona $3 hirpha argachuun Afrikaa keessaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa irra jirti.  Biyyootni hirpha kana kennan waliigaltee gargaarsichaa keessatti sirni ittigaafatamummaa fi to’annaa itti cimu, gargaarsi kun cunqursaa mirga dhala namaaf akka hin oolle gochuu irratti keewwata cimaa tokko kaayuu isaanii kan argisiisu mallattoon tokko hin jiru.


 

https://www.hrw.org/om/world-report/2016/country-chapters/285336


 

East Africa: Little Progress, Worsening Repression

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/01/27/east-africa-little-progress-worsening-repression

 

Oromia (#OromoProtests):The Movement that Caught all by Surprise January 27, 2016

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Odaa OromooKakaa Oromoo

The Movement that Caught all by Surprise


 

By Ibsaa Guutama,  Gubirmans.com     January 2016


 

We are raising this matter repeatedly in order to remind each other now and then, so that we may not be caught off guard by daily sprouting distorters. The way Oromiyaa resistance of November 2015 took shape surprised not the incumbent colonial government and opposition organizations that aspire to replace it alone, but also confused Oromo organizations as well. Because it was unprecedented phenomenon the TPLF leaders seem to be at a loss on how to handle it. What they can do was only secretly declaring Marshal Law that led to genocide and unnecessary incarceration. Ethiopian opposition organizations that crave to replace TPLF jumped to support the movement unconditionally but cooled down when they found their unevenly developed constituencies of Nafxanyaa remnant extremists were not supportive. This exposed that they are not representing a people’s dreams but that of groups that aspire to control the colonies next. These guys are reactionaries blinded by greedy for power and cannot move with the new world order. The naïve are in cahoots with them for nothing. That there are those that started conspiracy crossing the line to overthrow Wayyaanee and mount the peoples is becoming an open secret.

The peace loving Habashaa people have no problem with their neighbors. They are not yet subjected to eviction Oromiyaa type or land grab, their language is still the king’s language and their green, yellow and red flag is flying far beyond their borders etc. so no reason to rebel now. Even Habasha students in Oromo universities are mostly said not involved in the uprising but stayed in campuses. That implies that they do not feel belongingness to the rebelling region. “Ethiopianism” politicians want to propagate is only their own wish.

Oromo politicians lived confused by multifaceted pressure for a long time. Unable to move forward they turned to defending their leadership turf from assumed internal descent. As a result sincerity and transparency to members and supporters is lost. They have weakened their own base denying themselves the advantage due to a great people. Members became first in the list of adversaries. While they are in this mood, the movement came and gave the politicians and individual activists their lives’ shock. That they were only façade is exposed. Since then their behavior has become incoherent and frenzy, trying to cling on any string they come by and at times whisper of being in control of the movement. And some also are fuming with ambitions for fame and fortune they expect as a result. In connection with this, lies released have no bounds. But they should not forget the saying, “To fool the wise is to seek hatred”. For the mute observer there are lots to be said.

The opposition later switched to asking Oromo resistance movement to be named “Ethiopian”. The Oromo struggle had been around in its organized manner for half a century. They still do not comprehend it differently from how they initially responded to it. Since then much was gained by Oromo revolution as a result of damage done to fabrics of colonialism. Oromo nationalism has since spread throughout the land and people are now politically more conscious of their interest and identity than their elites. So the same approach of 70s and 80s do not serve. Instead of responding to national demand, when it was only a drop, with contempt full of tirades and insults, had they given it necessary attention then, it could not have now turned into the uncontrollable great flood? Though different in presentation and tactics this movement is only extension of the first phase of movement started by Oromo youth of the 60s. However that the objective goal or Kaayyoo is the same can be seen from placards and slogans they are using.

Even now, the offer given them by stray Oromiyaan politicians, to stand with them as equals and fight the Wayyaanee did not sink well with them. They want to humiliate them further by asking them to accept all about Ethiopia unconditionally and work against Article 39 of Ethiopian Constitution. They also want them to condemn OLF for them. They do not lack the method of attracting tamed Oromo but how to cleanse “the poison” spread by OLF. Those that join them are those who can do that, not those demanding to seat on equal level. In their mind there is only one old Imperial Ethiopia that they head, no modification is acceptable to them.

Therefore those that are going crazy with her love have to take that anyways. For independence camp the national objective set by OLF can never be stopped from reaching its goal even if they go insane. OLF is like a mushroom; its spores are scattered everywhere ready to sprout when one mutates into Ethiopianist. It must be known that the nation is not proud of enemy “Askaries” who were defectors and captives however capable they may be, they died enemy soldiers. Our concern is with those that died fighting for independence of their nation our praise should go for them and them alone. No one can rehabilitate the Askaries except independent Oromiyaa.

For Oromo struggle there will be no negotiation with any one that does not accept Oromiyaa’s sovereignty. Habasha have to think how to live with their neighbors after the decline of the empire. Trying to scare us with civil war of the Somalia type, if Oromiyaa gets freedom is not realistic and productive. Unless wanting to be quoted after death for saying it, they are no more the types to venture into colonial war again. Oromiyaa is not Somalia; there will be no mess let alone civil war for the breakdown of the empire. It has the capacity and the culture for self-control. It is clear that the life of Ethiopian Opposition will be short without Oromiyaa or civil war. Even unity of what is now called Amaaraa Country could become doubtful. But it would be prudent if genuine representatives of all people that have stake in the empire sit around a peace and reconciliation table and liquidate the empire and give everyone the chance to decide on its destiny. By participating in that, they can overcome their fears but not by trying the impossible sabotaging of others freedom. Image of “Mother” presented by Afework Teklee serves no more; times have changed. Spit your “Hirmii”.

Oromo youth is finding its way to build Oromiyaa devoid of oppression and servitude imposed on it by aliens. Oromiyaa is for Oromiyaans. There is no force to defend non Oromo Oromiyaans or aliens living in it than Oromiyaa itself. Those that do not want can smoothly exit without much ado. Alien forces that want to take DNA of long abandoned relatives as excuse to disturb its peace have to think twice. Oromo nationals that are trying to jeopardize hard won victories of Oromo youth and farmers must know they are misfired cartridges; they cannot be effective now as they have not been in yester years. Therefore, for good or worse better repent for past mistakes and stick to their people’s struggle. One who does not hold fast on what one initiates and holds that, leaving this one is of no use to oneself or for anybody. Without showing perseverance there is nothing one can be trusted for. It is high time that we all Africans understand values our peoples attach to freedom and independence and act accordingly. Oromiyaa has now burst into existence thanks to the sacrifices of its heroes of the past, and its revolutionary youth of the present. No force can hide it anymore! Long live Oromiyaa, long live our patriots!

Honor and glory for the fallen heroines and heroes; liberty, equality and freedom for the living and nagaa and araaraa for the Ayyaanaa of our forefathers!

Ibsaa Guutama
January 2016


Former WB Researcher on Impact of Oromo Protests on Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Ethiopia January 27, 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 Ethiopiaagazi-fascist-tplf-ethiopias-forces-attacking-unarmed-and-peaceful-oromoprotests-in-baabichaa-town-central-oromia-w-shawa-december-10-20151#OromoProtests of 7 December 2015