The biggest African Dictator passed away

July 30, 2012

The biggest African dictator, Meles Zenawi (57 years old) passed away according to reports from ESAT radio. The dictator who ruled Ethiopian empire for the last 21 years only seen twice in public for the last 75 days.

Ethnic clash caused crises in southern Oromia

July 30/2012       


Ethiopia: 20,000 flee Moyale clashes: Red Cross

(BBC) Ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia are reported to have left at least 18 people dead and 12 others injured.
More than 20,000 people have crossed into Kenya to escape the fighting, the Kenyan Red Cross says.
A spokesman said that people were continuing to cross the border although Ethiopian government forces had intervened to stop the fighting.

"We are seeking juste, not vengeance"

Pr Mekuria Bulcha

July 30/2012

The purpose of the Oromo struggle is justice. Hate speeches about the OLF and the Oromo people broadcast currently on media networks run by some Amhara elites in the diaspora cannot change that fact. We know, and must make it known, that the OLF is seeking justice for the Oromo people. The OLF exists not to commit injustice against others, including our enemies.
In his famous speech, “I have a dream” delivered on 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King reminded the 200,000 men and women, who participated in the famous March on Washington that “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

Human right watch report 2012 ; Ethiopia

Events of 2011

Ethiopian authorities continued to severely restrict basic rights of freedom of expression, association, and assembly. Hundreds of Ethiopians in 2011 were arbitrarily arrested and detained and remain at risk of torture and ill-treatment.
Attacks on political opposition and dissent persisted throughout 2011, with mass arrests of ethnic Oromo, including members of the Oromo political opposition in March, and a wider crackdown with arrests of journalists and opposition politicians from June to September 2011.

Ethiopia: UN experts disturbed at Persistent misuse of terrorism law to curb freedom of expression

2 February 2012

GENEVA– A number of UN human rights experts on Thursday expressed their dismay at the continuing abuse of anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedom of expression in Ethiopia.

A week ago, three journalists and two opposition politicians* were given prison sentences ranging from 14 years to life imprisonment under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism laws. This follows the sentencing of two Swedish journalists to 11 years in prison on 27 December 2011. Another 24 defendants are scheduled to appear before the court on 5 March 2012, for various charges under the anti-terrorism law, several of whom may face the death sentence if convicted.

There is never a good idea to go to bed with dictators

Aftenposten norwegian news paper
25 July 2012

  • Jens Stoltenberg in Addis Ababa in 2010 to lead the Seventh African Development Forum, ADF VII. Here, along with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
    PHOTO : Olaf Olsen (archive)

Jan Egeland, the Human Rights Watch is one of many who criticize Norwayto pump money into Ethiopia.

Zenawi laughing at the Norwegian authorities

Aften posten Norwegian newspaper
25 August 2012

Conservatives and the Progress Party believes that Norway should cut aid to Ethiopia.

When you give such large sums, they will contribute greatly to support the regime, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party and chairman of Parliament's foreign affairs and defense committee.

Divide And Rule The OROMO People

21 July 2012

In politics and Sociology, Divide and Rule also known as Divide and Conquer is a combination of Political, military and economic strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.

In specific case, divide and rule is the system that the Ethiopian rulers have used to successfully colonize, harass, and abuse the Oromo people for long and still holding on the way. Today also TPLF / The Tigrian peoples Liberation Front/ keeping to use the technique to harass the Oromo people and other peoples of Ethiopia .