Harás Borus Biyti Teenya Oromiyaa, Ummanni Keenya Oromoo, Kaayyoon Keenyas Bilisummaa dha!

Bitootessa 31, 2013 | Infoo Deeskii ABO

Qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo ABOdhaan hogganamu waggoota afurtamman dabran gargaarsa tokkoon maleetti fi duula diinota qabsoo kana dhabamsiisuuf irratti faraqaan bobba’an lakkoobsaan hedduu fi dandeetti guddaa qaban irra aanee hundee sabboonummaa hin buqqaane gad dhaabuu danda’ee jira. Hundeen sabboonummaa kunis Oromummaa fi hawwii (aspiration) bilisummaa Oromiyaa ti. Har’a barri itti Oromoodhaan ati Oromoo dha, biyti tee Oromiyaa dha jedhanii barsiisan dabarteetti. Akkasumas faallaa kanaan afaan alagaa tahanii Oromootti gadi bahuun, ati Itoophiyaawii dha, biyti tees Itoophiyaa dha jechuun kan qabsoo Oromoo dura dhaabbatanii maqaa Oromoo dhawatuun lallaban deddeebi’anii mul’atan illee mul’atni isaanii fudhatama hin arganne; har’as fudhatama hin qabaatu. Galanni jaallan hundee Oromummaa jabaa kana akka hin buqqaanetti gad dhaabuuf jecha wareegama qaalii baasanii fi har’s kaayyoo kanatti cichanii baasaa jiraniif haa tahuutii, har’a Oromoon eenyummaa saba isaa fi biyya isaa baruu bira dabree waan isaaf tahu murteeffachuuf illee gahummaa dammaqinsa siyaasaa amansiisaa horatee argama. Kun injifannoo hangafaa fi bu’uuraa kan milkaawina qabsichaaf akka furtuutti ilaalamuu dha.

Hokolee Diddu, Okkotee Hin Diddu!

Bitootessa 30, 2013 | Camadaa Hundee irraa*

Oromoon yeroo dubbii gabaabaadhumatti ibsuu barbaadu mamaaksa dhaamsa guddaa qabuun jalqaba. Waanta eddu jechuu irra jecha gabaabaan dhaamsa bu’a qabeessa dabarfata. Kan mammakaniif dubbii mi’eessuu duwwaaf otoo hin taane, waanti argan ykn dhaga’an sun faallaa (dalga) yeroo itti ta’u, maammaaksa itti dabalanii dubbatu ykn gorsu.

Oromo Democratic Front: Maal Haa Baasuuf Dhama Raasu?

March 30, 2013 | By Gumaa Guddaa*

Prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia

 March 30, 2013 | Aljazeera

Independent journalists in Ethiopia face grave threat of imprisonment if they criticise the state or its laws. 

By Birtukan Mideksa*

Although Ethiopia has its first new prime minister in 17 years - so far, the government has failed to right a long history of wrongs. With prisoners of conscience still languishing in its prisons, Ethiopia must receive the clear message - especially from allies like the United States - that continued human rights violations will not be tolerated.

The Gada System – Why Denied Recognition to Be a World Heritage?

March 29, 2013 | The Gulele Post

By SAMUEL TAYE
The Oromo Gada system is a system of generational classes that succeed each other every eight years in assuming political, military, judicial, legislative and ritual responsibilities. Each one of the eight active generation classes–beyond the three grades–has its own internal leadership and its own assembly, but the leaders of the classes become the leaders of the nation as a whole when their class comes to power in the middle of the life course at a stage of life called “Gada” among the Borana.

Warra Adda Dimokiraatawaa oromoo(ADO/ODF) Gaaffiilee armaan gadii kana naa deebisaa!

Bitootessa 29, 2013 | Finfinnee

Nagaan oromummaa isin haa qaqqabu,

Ilmaan oromoo nutu beeka jechuun carraa oromoo yeroo mara garbummaa keessatti hambistan seenaan isin haa gaafatu. Har’a immoo ala teessanii ilmaan oromoo gara tokkummaatti ABO jalatti hiriiraa jiraachuu isaa gaafa hubattan adda baasuuf ADO(Adda Dimokiraatawaa Oromoo) dhaabne jechuun maalii? Kanneen kana nutu beekaan gaggeessan gaaffiilee armaan gadii kana akka naa deebisan kabajaan isaan gaaffa.

Oromo Dialogue Forum Transforms into Oromo Democratic Front, Declares Itself a New Oromo Political Movement

The following is a statement (in English) from the new Oromo political organization, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), which was formed by the Oromo Dialogue Forum, according to a report by OPride
TO READ THE AFAAN OROMOO VERSION CLICK HERE

DECLARATION OF THE OROMO DEMOCRATIC FRONT (ODF)

We, members of the Founding Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), announce the launching of a new Oromo political movement that advocates justice for the Oromo and all other nations in Ethiopia. The founding of ODF ushers in a new phase in the Oromo nationalist struggle with the objective of working for the transformation of the Ethiopian state into a truly democratic multinational federation equitably owned by all the nations.

Oromo Dialogue Forum Transforms into Oromo Democratic Front, Declares Itself a New Oromo Political Movement

The following is a statement (in Afan Oromo) from the new Oromo political organization, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), which was formed by the Oromo Dialogue Forum, according to a report by OPride.com
TO READ THE ENGLISH VERSION CLICK HERE

LABSA KORA BU'UREESSAA

Nuti, miseensonni Kora Bu’uressaa Adda Dimokiraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) sochii politikaa Oromoo haaraya dhugoomsuu keenya labsina. Sochiin haarayni kunis, kan haqa Oromoo fi saboota Itophiyaa maraaf falmu ta’a. Tarkaanfiin fudhanne kun seenaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo keessatti boqonnaa haaraya saaqa. Kana qofa osoo hin taane, empayerummaa Itophiyaa hundeedhaan buqqisee sirna federalummaa demokraatawaadhaan bakka buusuu akeekkata.

Jonglei residents smuggle gold to Ethiopia for sale, says official

March 29, 2013 | Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s Jonglei state residents have started illegal gold mining and smuggling into neighbouring Ethiopia for sale to make ends meet, a local government official said Thursday.

The practice, Johnson Logudo told Sudan Tribune, has improved peoples’ living standards, despite its illegality.

Godina Shawaa lixaa aanaa Abuunaa Gindabarat keessatti diddaan uummataa itti fufe

Bitootessa 29, 2013 | Qeerroo Gindebarat

Godina Shawaa lixaa aanaa Abuunaa Gindabarat keessatti diddaan uummataa jabaachaa dhufuun uummatni walgahii mootummaa wayyaanee guutummaan lagatee jira.

SEIFE NEBELBAL RADIO AND RADIYOO SIMBIRTUU (March 28, 2013 Program)

CELEBRATING OROMO HEROISM AND COMMEMORATING THE OROMO MARYTRS’ DAY (Guyya Gootota Oromiyaa)

FROM THE SELECTED WORKS OF ASAFA JALATA(Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

I am very pleased to be invited today to reflect on the Oromo martyrs’ day in a foreign land, far away from Oromia. Every nation is proud of its heroism and commemorates its heroes and heroines who bravely fought for its liberation and national independence. So what is heroism in the context of the Oromo national struggle? Why do we celebrate Oromo heroism in general and the Oromo martyrs’ day in particular? Who were and are our patriots who deserve our recognition and commemoration? Are these heroes and heroines only political leaders or all Oromos who have paid necessary sacrifices for the liberation of our people and our country? In my discussion, I try to answer all these questions.

FDG Yuuniversiti Jimmaa Jabnaan Itti Fufe. Barattooti Oromoo 4 Oromummaan Yakkamuun Hidhaa Galan

Bitootessa 28, 2013 | Qeerroo Jimmaa

Mootummaan Wayyaanee sodaa FDG baratootaa Oromoo irraa ka’uun baratootaa Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa nagaa qabee hidhuu tooftaa godhatee baratootaa ilmaan Oromoo Afur(4) qabee hidhuun gabaafame.

The continued violation of human rights in Oromia and the Government denials

March 27, 2013 | By: Firehiwot Guluma Tezera

The Ethiopian Government’s human rights record remains poor, marked by an ever-hardening intolerance towards meaningful political dissent. Accordingly Prime Minister Hailemarim desalegn who took office after the sudden death of the late dictator Meles Zenawi has pledged to maintain the controversial policies of his predecessor. He vowed to continue with the legacy of the dead dictator without blending.

Attempt to deport Ethiopian terror link man fails

March 27, 2013 | The Independent

Home Secretary Theresa May has failed in a bid to deport a 33-year-old Ethiopian who had "thrown in his lot" with Islamist extremists "committed to terrorism".

The Court of Appeal said there was a risk that the man - who was not named in a ruling - might be subjected to "ill treatment" if returned to Ethiopia.

Interview with Col. Hailu Regassa’s Mother, Aayyo Foolii Gorbaa (Kutaa 1ffaa, 2ffaa fi 3ffaa)

Kutaa 1ffaa                                  Kutaa 2ffaa                                Kutaa 3ffaa

Ambassador slams ‘smear campaign against Ethiopians’

March 27, 2013 | Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — The Ethiopian government is planning to take serious steps to crack down on gangs that smuggle Ethiopian citizens into the Saudi borders and will cooperate with Saudi authorities toward achieving this goal, said the Ethiopian Ambassador to the Kingdom, an Arabic daily reported.

Muhammad Hassan said the Ethiopian Embassy acknowledged that some Ethiopians have been involved in crimes but rejected an alleged media campaign that he claimed labeled all his fellow citizens as criminals when there is no evidence.

Walaloo Qeerroo: DIINA IRRAA MIRGA HIN EEGGATAN

Dimokiraasii dharaa kan warra dhaadiyoo
Kan diinni hundeesse Sabatti gaadiyoo
Kan dubbatan televizsiinii kan mul’atu raadiyoo
Kan siif manaa ba’e adda baasi yaa qomoo
Kan Uummataaf falmu Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo.

Ethiopia delays appeal of jailed blogger

March 27, 2013 | News 24

An Ethiopian court on Wednesday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related offences.

Eskinder and Andualem were among 24 people jailed in July 2012 on terror-related charges.

Funds urgently needed to aid vulnerable stranded migrants

March 26, 2013 | IOM

IOM Djibouti is urgently appealing for USD $5 million under the UN Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) 2013 to be able to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to a growing number of vulnerable, stranded Ethiopian migrants in Djibouti.

IOM Djibouti has received no funding under the CAP to date, despite the continuing need to support vulnerable migrants, particularly the women, who are increasingly being abused on the migration route by human smugglers and traffickers. (The US$72 million sought by humanitarian agencies in Djibouti under the 2013 CAP is currently only 6% funded.)

Displacement, intimidation and abuse: land loyalties in Ethiopia

March 26, 2013 | Open Democracy

By Graham Peebles

Industrialized farming in Ethiopia, serving business, political and foreign multi-national elites, is far removed from the concerns of local small-scale farmers and traditional pastoralists. Impoverishment of hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians and their intense suffering has been the inevitable outcome of military and corporate 'development' plans. 

Egypt, Ethiopia Headed For War Over Water

March 24, 2013 | ALMONITOR

By: Mustafa al-Labbad Translated from As-Safir (Lebanon)

In the coming years, Egypt and Ethiopia may be forced to fight a “water war” because Ethiopia’s ambitions contradict Egypt’s historical and legal rights in the Nile waters. Ethiopia can only be deterred by the regional and international balance of powers, which in recent years has favored Ethiopia.

29 Ethiopian commando soldiers defect to Eritrea

March 24, 2013 | Durame

A total of 29 Ethiopian commando forces, who were trained in Blaten Special Force Institute, have defected to neighboring Eritrea.

The soldiers vowed they will liberate Ethiopia from what they say is an oppressive and ruthless dictatorship, according to their communiqué released on Saturday.

Mariin Gurmuu Tumsa Qeerroo Bilisummaan Qindaa’e Milkiin Xumurame!

Melbourne, Australia

Sochii qeerroo bilisummaa tumsuu fi humneessuu akeekkatee kan ijaarame Gurmuun Tumsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa (GTQB) Bitootessa 17/2013 hawaasa Oromoo magaalaa Melbourne jiraatan waliin marii bal’aa fi ijaaraa gaggeeffachuun milkiin xumurateera. Mariin kun itti fufiinsa marii waxabajjii 30/2012 gaggeeffamee turee ta’uu kan yaadachiise GTQB mata duree adda addaa irratti ibsaa fi attamiin Qeerroo Bilisummaa Tumsuun danda’amaa irratti mariisiseera.

The pain of Ethiopia’s Ogaden Somalis

March 24, 2013 | By Graham Peebles

In a report entitled Collective Punishment, Human Rights Watch (HRW) highlights the case of an innocent 17-year-old Ogaden Somali girl who was held captive for three months in a “dark hole in the ground” and raped 13 times.

Describing her ordeal, which she shared with five other female students, she is quoted as saying: “Every night, they took all of us girls to [interrogations]. They would separate us and beat us. The second time they took me, they raped me… All three of the men raped me, consecutively”.

Hadhaa Qabsoon qabdu dhamdhamuu dadhabuudhaan, qabsoo keessaa of moggeessuun amaluma qabsoo ti

Bitootessa 23, 2013 | Camadaa Hundee*

Qabsoo nama eddu taatee wajjin jalqabuu fi waadaa ykn hirbuu tokko wajjin yeroo seentu, hunduu wal bira dhaabata. Garuu qabsoo hirbuu seenteef xumuruuf hunduu akka gaafa wajjin hirbuu seeneetti xumurachuu hin danda’u. sababni isaa edduu dha. Kun ammoo amaluma qabsoo iti.

Xalayaa Oromummaa: Qabsaa’ota Oromoo maraaf

Bitootessa 23, 2013 | Abdii Boruutiin*

Duraan dursee, nagaan Obbolummaa, Oromummaa fi Sabboonummaa bakka jirtan maratti isin haa gayu.

Uummatni keenya uummatni Oromoo erga gabrummaa Habashaa jalatti kufee kaasee hanga har’aatitti jabana tokkorraa jabana biraatti, bara tokkorraa bara biraatti, mootommaa Habashaa tokkorraa kan biraatti yeroo dabru, qabeenyi isaa saamamaa, ijoolleen isaa hidhamaa, dararamaa fi ajjeefamaa, kuun biyyarraa baqachaa as gaye. Biyya dureettii Waaqni uumaadhaan kenneef; biyya waa hundaa qabdu fi hunduu hawwan Oromiyaa badhaatuu otuu qabuu, abbaa biyyaa fi abbaa qabeenyaa ta’uu dadhabee; nafxanyoonni biyya isaarra qubatan yeroo dhaa yerootti duroomaa yoo deeman, uummatni keenya garuu dhukkuba, beela fi gadadoo keessatti kufee; jireenya namaa gadii jiraachaa ture, jiras. Haalli uummatni keenya har’a kessa jiru ammoo yoomiyyuu caalaa baay’ee hamaa dha.Gabrummaa gaarii fi badaan jiraachuu baatullee, gabrummaan har’a uummatni keenya keessatti dararamaa jiru yoomiyyuu caalaa hamaa akka ta’e waan isin hundaa jalaa dhokatuu miti. Maaliif jedhaatii of gaafadhaa!

WBO Godinaalee Oromiyaa Keessatti Tarkaanfii Fudhatu cimsuun Injifannoolee Galmeesse

Bitootessa 21, 2013 | Madda Oduu ABO

Humni Addaa WBO Godinaa Bahaa Harargee Lixaa magaalaa Mulluu seeneenuun Waajjira Milishaa Konyaa irratti Tarkaanfii fudhate. Tarkaanfii Bitootessa 5, 2013 halkan keessaa sa'aatii 2tti fudhate kanaanis rasaasa Ummata Oromoo ittiin loluuf kuufame guutummaatti dhuunfate. Akka kanaan AK-47 6 hidhannoo guutuu waliin, rasaasa AK-47 21,000 (kuma digdamii tokkoo ol) booji'uun dantaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo irra akka oolu taasise. Kana malees gootichi WBO waardiyyoota waajjira milishaa kana eegaa turan Ahmad Gaab-waardiyaa fi Addawwee Jamaa Iiddoo jedhaman booji'ee barsiisaa fi gorsa barbachisu eerga kenneefiin booda gadhiiseera.

Wal-Gahiin KG OPDO Wal Dhabdee fi Qoodmiyaan Milkii Malee Adda Bahe

Bitootessa 21, 2013 | Gabaasa Qeerroo Finfinnee

Walgayiin Qaamolee OPDO Miseensota Giddu Galaa Bitootessa 17 hanga Bitootessa 20, kaleessatti itti ture.

Dhimmi walgayii isaanis inni jalqabaa qorannoo fi gamaggama hojiiwwan darbanii irratti ture. Wal qorannoo isaanii kana irraan ka’ee gara Gumii (Koree giddu galeessa hoji raawwachiistuu) jedhu irrattis dabalata walgayii isaanii gaggeeffachaa turaniiru.

The Oromo and the Ethiopian state: identity, marginalization and diaspora blues

March 21, 2013 | This Is Africa

By Nuunja Kahina
(Image credit: OPride)
“I am Bekele Gerba” reads an image created by OPride, an Oromo news and analysis website based in the United States and run by diasporic activist and journalist Mohammed Ademo. [The Oromo are an ethnic group found in Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and parts of Somalia.] Gerba, an English teacher at Addis Ababa University, is a political prisoner in Ethiopia and a leader of the Oromo Federal Democratic Movement (OFDM), an opposition party.

Ethiopian refugees being tortured in Saudi Arabia (Video)

Of Ethiopians, Bangladeshis and Saudis

March 21, 2013 | Saudi Gazette

By KHALED ALMAEENA

Lately, there have been news items about Ethiopians committing crimes and infiltrating the southern borders of the Kingdom. Many writers in the Arabic press have gone ballistic and while commenting on these incidents have said things that have clearly hurt the sentiments of the Ethiopians residing in the Kingdom. Recently, in fact, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia issued a statement in an attempt to clarify the situation. However, even after that the criticism of Ethiopians continued.

Mooraa Yuniversitii Jimmaa Keessatti Lamuu Fiilmiin Afaan Oromoo Akka Hin Agarsiifamne Dhorkame

Bitootessa 20, 2013 | Qeerroo Jimmaa

Aaangawoonni Wayyaanee Filmiin Afaan Oromoo akka lammaaffaa mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa keesaatti hin argiisifamne murteessan. Peresedentii baratootaa Yuunibasiitii Jimmaa Daawut Geetachoo murtii Wayyaanee fi ilmaan Abaashaa murteessaan kana irraatti akkaa mallaateessuuf dirqisifamee mallateesisuu odeessii keessaa Wayyaanotaa ba’uu mirkaneessee jira.

Walhubannoon ABO QC fi ABO Shanee Gumii tokkummaa dhugaatti jijjiiramuu baatnan rakkoo guddaatu uumama

Bitootessa 2013 | Abdii Boruutiin*

Haala mooraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo bar-kurnee lamaan dabranii of duuba garagallee yoo ilaalle, erga Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABOn) bara 1992 mootummaa ce’umsaa Itoophiyaa keessaa bayee jalqabee hanga har’aatti mooraan keenya tasgabbii dhabee rakkooleen bifa adda addaatiin ittifufaa jiru. Kun maaliif ta’uu danda’e jennee gaafii yoo kaasne, deebii quubsaa argachuun waan danda’amu natti hin fakkaatu. Maaliif yoo jedhame, haalli mooraa keenya keessatti uumame kan nuti yaadnu caalaa baay’ee walxaxaa waan ta’eefi. Haala uumame kanaaf eenyutu ittigaafatama? Maddi rakkoolee mooraa keenyaa maali? Tokkummaa dhabuutu ykn tokkummaan laafuutu rakkooleen adda addaa akka uumaman taasise kan jennu yoo ta’e, maaliif tokkummaa dhabne ykn tokkummaan maaliif laafaa dhufe? jennee gaafii biraa kaasuun hin oolu. Diinatu akka tookkummaan keenya laafu godhe moo sababa biraatu jira? Gaafiilee dhuma hin qabne!

Daandii Ragabaa: Gootaaf hin boohan, ni dhaadatan malee!

                    

Ethiopia: Journalism under anti-terrorism law

March 20, 2013 | Al Jazeera

How the US 'war on terror' has provided cover for laws that are being used to silence dissident journalists.

World Bank told to investigate links to Ethiopia 'villagisation' project

March 20, 2013 | The Guardian

By William Lloyd George
An Anuak village in southern Ethiopia. The World Bank is
under fire for links between its funds and relocation of
Ethiopians. Photograph: Alamy
Bank's accountability panel says complaints by Ethiopians of forced evictions in Gambella should be looked into An independent panel has called for an investigation into a World Bank-funded project in Ethiopia following accusations from refugees that the bank is funding a programme that forced people off their land.

In a report, seen by the Guardian, the inspection panel – the World Bank's independent accountability mechanism – calls for an investigation into complaints made by refugees from the Anuak indigenous group from Gambella, western Ethiopia, in relation to the bank's policies and procedures.

Oslo, Norway: Waamicha Kabaja Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo fi Kora Xiqqoo ABO Kutaa Scandanavia


Ethiopia 'blocks' Al Jazeera websites

March 18, 2013 |  Al Jazeera

Traffic to English and Arabic websites has plummeted since the network aired coverage of protests in August last year.

World Bank - Investigate 'Development' Project Abuses - Rigorously Apply Social Safeguards in Ethiopia

March 18, 2013 | Human Right Watch
(Washington, DC) – The World Bank’s board should support an internal investigation into allegations of abuse linked to a World Bank project in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said today.

The Inspection Panel, the World Bank’s independent accountability mechanism, has recommended an investigation into whether it has violated its policies in a project linked to the Ethiopian government’s resettlement program, known as “villagization.” Villagization involves the forced relocation of some 1.5 million Ethiopians, including indigenous and other marginalized peoples, and has been marred by violence. The board is scheduled to meet on March 19, 2013, to consider the Inspection Panel’s recommendation.

Disassociating from the OLF Faction Led by General Kamal Galchu

TO READ THE STATEMENT IN AFAAN OROMO CLICK HERE

Source: OPride

Ever since we reached the ripe age, we have continually been taking part in the struggle, as did our forefathers, to end the systematic marginalization of the Oromo people under an oppressive rule and to enable the Oromo to regain its legitimate rights as members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Noting that the OLF, despite earning the adoration and support of the Oromo people, have become paralyzed from within and without unable to wage an effective struggle to achieve its cherished objectives, we participated, along with other OLF leaders, officers, and ordinary members, in the renewal movement of 2008 with the intention of remedying the manifold maladies that retarded the struggle, removing the dysfunctions that stood in the way of organizational rejuvenation and effectiveness, and overcoming inequities.

ABO Jeneraal Kamaal Galchuun Hoogganamu irraa Dhaabbachuu Keenna Beeksisuu

IBSA KANA AFAAN INGILIZIN DUUBISUUF ADDANA TUQAA

Madda Oduu kana OPride

Qabsoo sabni keenya gabrummaa jalaa bayee mirga isaa akka gonfatu ilmaan Oromootaatin geeggeffamaa turee fi jiru keessatti akkuma akaakilee fi abbootii keennatti yeroo itti umriin keenya gayetti dhaaba ABO jalatti gurmooynee bara dheeraaf itti fufiinsaan keessaa hirmaachaa ar'a geenye. Dhaabni keenya ABOn jaalalaa fi fudhatama ol'aanaa ummata Oromoo biratti qabaattulle, injiffannoolee hawwame galmaan gayuu dhabuu, walqixxummaan miseensummaa dhabamuu fi dhiibbaa godhamurraa jaallan hoogganoota ABO, qondaaltota dhaabaa fi akkasumma miseensota hedduu wajjiin Sochii ABO haaromsuu jedhu keessatti hirmaachuun bara 2008 akka hawwamettillee ta'uu dhabu jijjiramnni ABO keessatti akka argamu carraaqnee jira.

Two prominent leaders desert OLF faction

March 17, 2013  |  OPride

(OPride) -- Taha Tuko and Amin Jundi storm out of OLF's General Galchu faction citing differences with the group's leader. The faction's most senior and considered by many to be the backbone of the group, the duo not only resigned from their leadership posts but also rescinded their membership in the organization.

"We hoped to resolve differences within the organizational framework,"Tuko told OPride by phone from Washington. "In the absence of respect for organizational structures, what is left is personalized leadership."

Parents Seek Answers After Mysterious Death of Daughter, 18, in Uptown

March 17, 2013 | DNA info.com Chicago

By Adeshina Emmanuel and Benjamin Woodard
Abduselam Ali, the father of an 18-year-old who was found dead in an Uptown apartment, is seeking answers about his daughter’s death.

Uumanni Oromoo Kutaa Magaala Boolee Haayaat, Caffee fi laga Xaafoo Jiraatan Diddaa Itti Fufan

Bitootessa 17, 2013 | Qeerroo Finfinne

Kutaa Magaala Finfinnee kutaa magaala Boolee bakka Haayat, Caffee fi Laga Xaafoo jedhamanii ilmaan oromoo qeee isaanii irraa beenyaa malee buqqisuun kaabinota isaaf kondominiyeemii ijaaruu irraan darbee dabballoota isaa albuudawwan dhagaa kanneen akka Coble stone naannoo kanaa akka baafatan godhee jira.

Ilmaan oromoo naannoo kanaa qabeenya keenya irratti wareegama barbaachisaas ni kaffalla,Mootummaan wayyaanee qeee irraa buqqisuu fi qabeenya ilmaan Oromoo saamuu haa dhaabu jechuun dabballootaa fi waraana mootummaa wayyaanee dura dhaabbatanii jiran.

Ethiopia’s law is failed by lack of spirit

March 16, 2013 | The Hindu

While India’s Grievance Redressal Bill was forged in the fire of public protest, Ethiopia chose to incorporate anti-corruption provisions in its criminal code.

“Article 416 of the criminal code deals with Undue Delay of Matters,” said an official of the Ministry of Justice. The provision penalises officials who deliberately delay providing a service for a bribe. The erring official can be sentenced to up to five years of rigorous imprisonment under the law.

RADIO AFUURA BIYYAA: INTERVIEW WITH Dr. KEBEDE HORDOFA (March 16, 2013)

                     

Call for Peaceful Mass Demonstration Against the Repressive Ethiopian Regime

Oromo nationals, who live in Europe will join and hold a peaceful mass demonstration in front of the Parliament of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, on 12 April 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

WMO (ODF) Qaxxaamura Karaa Irra Jira

Bitootessa 16, 2013

“Mootummaa EPRDF jalatti Biyya Ethiopia jedhamtu, dimokraatessuu fi Feederaalaan bulanii mirga sabootaa bilisa argannaan walabummaan Oromiyaa faayidaa hin qabu” sababa jedhuun ijaarsi tokko maqaa WMO jedhuun biyya alaa keessatti dhalatee hawaasa Oromoo bakkoota adda addaatti haasofsiisaa jiraachuun beekamaa dha. Gaaffii mirga ummata Oromoo kan walabummaa, dimokraatummaa, taadhummaa, bilisummaa fi mirga dinagdee Oromoon falmatu faayidaa ykn firii dhabeessa taasisuun tooftaa Oromoon itti qabsoo gaggeessu dullomaa fi qaroomaa waan hin taaneef malli fi falli haxxummaan guutame biyyatti galanii mootummaa Wayyaanee waliin hojjechuu dha yaadi jedhu bal’inaan Oromoo keessatti haa faca’us malee sabi Oromoo gabrummaa jibba biyyaa bahe yaadaa fi akeeka WMO kana irraa hin fudhanne.

“DHAABU DADHABU, HAADHEE BALLEESSUU HIN DADHABU”

Bitootessa 16, 2013 | Y.G(2005)*

Mammaaksa kana Indaanqoo/lukkuuf mammaakame jedhama. (“Dhaabu dadhabu, haadhee balleessuu hin dadhabu ” jettee Indaanqoon/lukkuun) jedhama. Isheen midhaan facaafame irraa waan argatamuun warri ishee horsiisan akka ishee jiraachisan quba hin qabdu yk umamaan facaafachuu danda’uu dhabuu ishee waaqa komachuuf haa ta’uu hin beekamu ,umamaan haatee waa argchuuf, waan biraa balleessuu isheef itti mammaakame. Qalbii kana umamatu dhorkate. Garuu qophaa’aa isaa warra ishee horsiisu irraa argchuu irra, midhaanicha balleessitee waan argattu butachuutu isheef jireenya. Boruu midhaan qulqulluu argachuuf, obsaan waan ishee mudatu keessa dabruu irra, raammoo fi ilbiisa gara garaa ishee hin quubsine argchuuf jecha, qeensa isheen lafa haadhuun hegaree ishee dukkaneessiti. Kun sammuu indaanqoo irratti rarra’a. walii gala garuu hammeenyuma ibsa. Hammeenya ofittummaa irraa maddu ibsuuf mammaakame.

Jidduu Galeessa Oromiyaa Naannoo Saadim Irraa Qabeenyi Oromiyaa Lafti Dhagaa Coble stone Qabu Abootii Qabeenyaa Abashaaf Kennamuun Mormii Kaase

Bitootessa 16, 2013 | Qeerroo Finfinnee

Magaala Finfinnee Boolee naannoo Saamid jedhamutti qabeenya Oromiyaa kan ta’e dhagaa Coble stone dhaaaf oolu ilmaan Oromoo irraa fudhatamuu fi naannicha irraa Oromoo buqisuun Abashoota kanneen waldaa xixiqqaa jedhamanii Wayyaanee ijaaramaniif kenname.

Bitootessa 14,2013 Oromoonni naannoo kana jiraatan qabeenya keenyatti nutu fayyadama,Qabeenyi Oromiyaa kan ilmaan Oromooti malee kan mootummaan Wayyaanee IMXdhaan miseensummaan ijaartee nutti ergitu miti jechuun qabeenya keenya irratti wareegamna jechuun falmaa mirgaa eegalan. Kanneen qabeenya kanatti fayyamuuf humnaan dhufanis ilmaan Oromoo naannoo kanaa gamtaan of irraa ittisaa jiru.

Ethiopia ranks 173 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index 2013

March 15, 2013 | VOA

By Martha van der Wolf
Karsi Tadicha and her children stand next to their house in Bule Duba village, on the outskirts of Moyale, Ethiopia,
June 2009.

DAANDII RAGABAA: FURMAATAAN DHIYAACHUU !

                          

Why Are We Funding Abuse in Ethiopia?

March 15, 2013 | nybooks.com

By Helen Epstein

In 2010, the Ethiopian government began moving thousands of people out of the rural villages where they had lived for centuries to other areas several hours’ walk away. The Ethiopian government calls this program the “Commune Center Development Plan and Livelihood Strategy” and claims it is designed to bring scattered rural populations closer to schools, health clinics, roads, and other public services. But the Commune Center program has been marked by a string of human rights abuses linked to government attempts to clear huge tracts of land for foreign investors. According to testimony collected by Human Rights Watch and other groups over the past two years, the relocations have involved beatings, imprisonment, torture, rape, and even murder. In many of the new “villages” the program has created, the promised services do not exist. Deprived of the farms, rivers, and forests that once provided their livelihoods, many people fear starvation, and thousands have fled to refugee camps in Kenya and South Sudan.

Oromo Studies Association’s (OSA’s) Appeal Letter to the President of Addis Ababa University


UNHCR to resettle thousands of S. Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

March 15, 2013 | Sudan Tribune

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is preparing to relocate thousands of South Sudanese refugees stranded at Ethiopian border villages.

UNHCR’s spokesperson in Ethiopia, Kisut Gebreegziabher, told Sudan Tribune on Thursday that the agency is set to relocate some 16,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the border Wanthowa district to the existing Pugnido camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella region.

Oduu Gaddaa: Monaa Abdusalam Alii (Magaala Chicago)

Bitootessa 15, 2013

Nuu Hawaasnii Oromoo Magaala Chicago keessa jiraannu tibbana kana ijjeechaa dubartii Oromoo koollejjii barattu irratti raawwatameen gaddaa, rifannoota fi dallansuun hangana hin jedhamne nutti dhagahamee jira. Dubartiin kun maqaan isii Monaa Abdusalam Alii jedhamti. Abbaa isii Abdusalam Alii fi haadha isii Zaharaa Omar Madobee irraa guyyaa 08-15-1994 Oromiyaa kutaa Harargee keessatti dhalatte. Umrii waggaa kudha sagale (19) ganamaan abbaa fi haadha isii irraa ijjeechaa harka namaatiin dhabamte. Monaan magaala Chicago keessa koollejjii Harold Washington College jedhamu barachaa adoo jirtuu balaan kun irra gahe.Haallii isiin itti duute karaa poolisiin hanga oduun kun midiyaa ergamutti wannii ibsame hin jiru. Poolisiin magaala Chicago guyyaa 03-09-2013 haadhaa fi abbaa intalaa qaamaan bira dhufuudhan oduu du’a intala isaanii itti himuun ala akkaata isiin itti dooteef eessatti akka dote wannii warraa fi hawaasaaf ibsan hin jiru. Magaala Chicago kana keessa guyyaa guyyaan yakka dalagamu irraa caalaan sa’aa sa’aan midiyaa irratti kan darbu yoo ta’e oduun ijjeechaa/du’a intala kanaa wannii karaa midiyaan ibsame hanga ammaa jiraachuu dhabuun nu jiraattoota magaala kanaa raajjii nuttyi ta’ee jira. Walbira dhaabbachuu keenna ciminna keenna jennee amanna.

JAARRAA ABBAA GADAA THE NATIONALIST: LESSONS OF HEROIC LEADERSHIP

March 15, 2013 | By Leenjiso Horo*

My sadness runs very deep at the death of Obboo Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa. He was a great nationalist leader. We are faced with an irreplaceable loss. We have lost an uncompromising great freedom fighter, and one of the best articulator of the Oromo cause.

Being Black Is No Joy for Somalians and Ethiopians in Yemen

March 15, 2013

By Judith Spiegel

Many Africans from war-torn Somalia and Ethiopia seek their luck across the sea in Yemen. Luck they hardly find. Racism they do.

The black man on the bus, they pat him on the head and push him in the back. They make jokes about his pronunciation of the name of the market he is going to. He sits still, waiting for the humiliation to pass.

Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Dillaa Gaaffii Mirgaa Gaafachuun Hiriira Bahan

Bitootessa 14, 2013 | Qeerroo Diillaa

Mootummaan garboomfataa Wayyaanee erga aangooti ol bahee ilmaan Oromoo dhaabbiilee barnootaa keessaa ariiáman, Ajjeefamanii fi hidhaman lakkoofsaanj himuun nama rakkisa.Yuunivarsiitii Dillaa keessatti barattootni Oromoo ilmaan oromoo dhaabbiilee barnootaa fi bakka jiranitti wayyaanee fi jala deemtota isaan rukkutamuu, Doorsifamuu fi ajjeefamuun haaa dhaabbatu jechuun Bitootessa 13/2013 hiriira moormii gaggeessan. Ilmaan oromoo yuunivarsiitii Dillaa keessatti dhuunfaan dhalata Walaayittaa waliin walitti bué poolisootni mootummaa wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo qabuun reebsisuu fi isaanis doorsisuun barattoota Oromoo mara kan dhaqqabu tahuu qeerroon yuunivarsiitii kanaa dhaamsa dabarsuun hiriira nagaa dhaadannoo garaa garaan gaggeessanii jiran.

Finfisher Spyware Seen Targeting Victims in Vietnam, Ethiopia

March 14, 2013 | CIO

By Jeremy Krik

New research finds the surveillance spyware is spreading but may be used to spy on activists.

IDG News Service — New research suggests a controversial spyware suite called FinFisher is being used to track activists in more countries than previously thought, including Vietnam and Ethiopia.

Norway provides $8 million for GGGI’s work in Ethiopia

March 14, 2013 | The Korea Herald

By Shin Hyon-hee*

Norway signed an agreement with the Global Green Growth Institute on Thursday to provide $8 million to support environmentally friendly development in Ethiopia.

Under the deal, the GGGI will lead research and help with policy planning in the African country.

Aljazeera: The Price of War on Terror in Ethiopia - March 12, 2013

Dictators are using the "War on Terror" as a cover to quash not only dissent but also proper journalism. This video clip from Aljazeera shows how the regime in Ethiopia used the "War on Terror" pretext to throw journalists into either prison or exile.                              
                         

Researchers Find 25 Countries Using Surveillance Software

March 14, 2013 | Bits
The Munk School is publishing their updated findings on Wednesday. The list of countries with servers running FinSpy is now Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Britain, Brunei, Canada, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Qatar, Serbia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Vietnam.

Ethiopian ambassador deplores media bias against countrymen

March 14, 2013 | arabnews.com

Saudi media are defaming Ethiopians by reporting they commit criminal acts, said Muhammad Hassan, Ethiopian ambassador in Riyadh. “Illegal immigrants, who have no means to identify themselves, might be engaged in criminal acts, but there is no evidence that they are Ethiopians,” the ambassador told a local newspaper. He added that these reports have resulted in Saudis “loathing” Ethiopians and refraining from employing them.

Norway immigration officials lose Ethiopia case

March 14, 2013 | The Foreigner

UPDATED: The Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) was defeated in Oslo District Court following judges’ decision against sending seven-year-old Nathan Eshete and parents Asfaw and Zinash back to Ethiopia. They will not be appealing.

Lixa Shawaa, Aanaa Geedoo Keessatti Diddaan Barattootaa Akka Itti Fufetti Jira

Bitootessa 13, 2013  | Qerroo Geedoo

Bitooteessaa 3,2013 irraa egaaluun FDG utuu wal irraa hin kutiin gaggeessaa kan jiraan ta’uun gabaafame, Gototni Baratootni Oromoo kun hangaa Ilmaan Oromoo yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee kiloo 4 irraa arii’aman fi Bakkotaa garaagara irraa arii’atamaa jiran hin deebineetti hin barannuu jechuun Mana barumsaa Cufuun FDG itti fufaanii jiraachuun gabafamera.

Counter Extremism with Freedom in Ethiopia

March 12, 2013  | Georgetown Journal

By: Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

From Somalian anarchy to Eritrean and Sudanese tyranny and civil strife, the Horn of Africa has long been a turbulent region. A notable exception has been the nation of Ethiopia.

That might be changing.

From December 15 through December 19 of last year, I was in Addis Ababa heading a delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). We met with a wide range of people, from the American ambassador to Ethiopian government officials, religious leaders and nongovernmental human rights and interfaith representatives.

Hanga Ummata Oromoo Waliin Hin araaramnetti Keessa OPDOtti Sabatiinsi Hin yaadamu; Hireen Maayyii Hogganoota Isaas Salphinuma

Bitootessa 12, 2013 | Infoo Deeskii ABO

Ummata Oromoo keessaa dhalatee guddifachaa diinaa tahuudhaan saba isaa gabrummaa jalatti kan iggitaa jiru OPDOn yeroo irraa gara yerootti rakkoo keessa isaatti babal’achaa deemaa jiru furachuu hin dandeenye. Rakkoon keessa OPDOtti dhalataa turee fi dhalatees jiru gabaabaatti ‘Oromoof haa haabannuu’ fi ‘Oromoof hin dhaabannuu’ dha.Warri farrummaa Oromootiin guutamee Oromoof hin dhaabannu jedhu yeroo hundumaa tumsa warra TPLF qabu waan taheef, warra haqaan araaramuu hawwu ukkaamsuu fi dhabamsiisuu irratti hanga ammaatti milkaawaa dhufuunis beekamaa dha. Haa tahu malee hanga maayyiitti milkaawuuf akka hin jirre jala murree dabruu qabna.

Baratootnii Oromoo Mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa Diddaa Sirna Wayyaanee Cimsan

Bitootessa 11, 2013 | Gabaasa Qeerroo Jimmaa

Kaleessaa Bitootessa 10, 2013 galgala Fiilmii Afaan Oromoo Mata Dureen "HIREE” Jedhuu sababeeffaachuun goototni baratootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa Oromummaa Farfatan, Sabboonummaa Leellifataan sirboota warraaqsaa kan Ebbisaa Addunyaa, Hayiluu Kitaabaa, Adinaal Mohaamed , Kadir Martuu fi kkf Mooroo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa Dirree Xiqqichaa (Mini stadium) Mooraa Main Campus keessaatti bakkaa Filmiin Afaan Oromoo kan Dargaggoo Ejersaa Gammachuun barreeffaame mata dureen Isaa HIREE Jedhuu agarsiifama jiruutti wal ga’uun ykn wal gurmeessuun sirbotaa warraaqsaan dhiichiisan.

Do not encourage Ethiopia-phobia

March 11, 2013 | Saudi Gazette

By Mahmoud Ahmad*

The recent phenomenon of Ethiopia bashing in our country’s media is turning a wee bit malicious. I was surprised at the recent media campaign against Ethiopian nationals, who have been singularly targeted by the media for all the ails afflicting the country.

Oromo TV: JAARAA ABBAA GADAA MEMORIAL SERVICES In Minneapolis,MN

                   

War Update: Syria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mali

March 11, 2013 | OpEd News

By Seth Rutledge

Syria : an alleged hacked British defense contractor email reveals a US/Qatar plan to deploy a chemical weapon false flag attack in Syria. Israel conducted an air strike on Syria; the US reportedly approved and is poised to carry out similar strikes. The US has given the rebels 50$ million. 4 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Dhaamsa Sooressa Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa

Bitootessa 10, 2013 | Gadaa.com

Abdii Boruutiin*

Dhaadannoon “Qabsaa’an ni kufa, qabsoon itti fufa” jedhamu kun, waanuma barameef akkanatti dubbatama moo qabiyyee fi dhaamsi inni qabu ni hubatama laata? Kun dhugaa waliigalaa ti; qabsaa’aan dhufaatuma dabra. Tokko yoo kufe kan biraatu bakka isaa bu’a; qabsoon garuu hanga galii isaa gahutti ittuma fufa jechuu dha. Akka seenaan isaanii agarsiisutti, Sooressi Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa ijoolummaa isaaniirraa jalqabanii hanga lubbuun isaanii baatutti, waan tokkotti amananii, waan tokkoof qawwee kaasanii, jiruu gaarii otuu hin hawwin, umurii isaanii guutuu qabsoorratti fixuudhaan boodarra duuti Waaqarraa dhuftu waan hin oolleef, qabsoo kana lammiilee Oromootti dabrsuudhaan dhaamsa lafa kaayyatanii addunyaa kanarraa deeman. Gootichi keenya Jaarraan maalitti amanan, maaliif qabsaa’aa turan? Gaafii kanaaf deebii gabaabaa kennuudhaaf, wanti isaan itti amanani fi qabsaa’afiis turan kaayyoo guddaa tokko dha. Innis sabni Oromoo bilisummaa fi abbaabiyyummaa humnaa dhabe sana deebisee akka argatu taasisuu dha.

Ethiopian Muslims protest: a rise of sociopolitical consciousness

By: Mubarak Keder

The relationship between the Ethiopian Muslim community and the government has always been on a delicate balance reached by a compromise made by the Muslim community. For the most part, given the authoritarian rule the country is under, the Muslim community tolerated the government’s unconstitutional involvement in their religious affair and institutions. In particular, the Muslim community has, for long time, been unsettled by the government’s heavy-handed involvement in the supposedly independent Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council commonly known as Majlis. Consequently, the Majlis have been as ineffective in executing the tasks entrusted by the community. However, it was not this specific circumstance that gave way for the growing protest in the country that has been going on for more than a year.

Boqochuu Qabsaawaa Jaarraa Abbaa-Gadaa

Bitootessa 09, 2013

Xaahaa Abdii-tiin*
Jeyni Oromiyaa Jaarraa Abbaa-Gadaa Bitootessa/March 3, 2013 boqochuu gaddaa guddaaniin dhagaye. Dureen akka Jaarraa biyya ormaatti boqochuun gadda kana dacha taasisa. Odoo takkaa hidhannoo hin hiikkatin fi kaayyoo bilisummaa Oromiyaa odoo hin faallessin boqochuun ammoo guddoo nama jajjabeessa.

Jaarraa wajjin walbaruun kiyya mana barnoota sadarkaa lammaffaa gaafan seene 1960-oota gara jalqabaa ti. Gaafas Abdulkarim (maqaa dhalootaa Jaarraa) fi waa’illi isaa Ahmed Yusuf dargaggoo fi ka’imman nanneen barnoota magaalaa Harar keessaa kakaasuu, politikaa barsiisuu fi jaaruuf tattaaffii godhan akka waan kaleessa taheettin yaadadha. Walgahii baay’ee irratti Jaarraan dhibdee bulchiinsi alagaa cunqursaan ummata Oromo irraan gahee fi seenaa boonsituu ummatichaa bareechee ibsee, bilisummaa, ulfinaa fi dagaagina Oromiyaa tiif hojjechuun dirqama dhaloota keenyaa tahuu hamilee dhaan ergaa dabarse fi dabarsiise takkaa hin irraanfanne.

On the Passing Away of Jaarraa Abbaa-Gadaa

March 09, 2013

By: Taha Abdi*
Like many compatriots at home and abroad, I heard with extreme sadness the passing away of the great national hero of Oromia Jaarraa Abbaa-Gadaa on the morning of 3 March 2013. His death in exile partly makes the sadness at the loss of this colossal national leader even more painful. But the fact that he died as un-compromised and unstoppable combatant as ever actively engaged in the liberation struggle is quite heartening.

My personal acquaintance with Jaarraa goes back to my days in high school, when in cooperation with his close friend Ahmed Yusuf, he undertook systematic politicising and organising of junior and senior secondary school students in the city of Harar. Abdulkarim (as Jaarraa was known then) and Ahmed were at the time seniors at the Medhane Alem Secondary School. In series of meetings Jaarraa spoke about the trials and tribulations the Oromo people under malign imperial rule with touching eloquence, emphasising the responsibility of the new generation to organise themselves for national resistance and to fight for the freedom of the Oromo nation.

Du'aan Boqochuu Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa ilaalchisee ibsa Koree H/Qindeessituu ABO Kutaa Australia

Bitootessa 09, 2013

Miseensotaa fi deggertoota ABO biyya Austraaliyaa keessa jiraannuuf du'aan boqochuun hayyuuu keenya J/Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa gadda guddaa ta'uu ibsachaa
  1. Hogganoota fi bu'ureessitoota qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo hangafoota keessaa tokko kan ta'e J/Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa bu'ureeffamuu qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo irraa eegalee boqonnaa tokko malee qabsoo ummata keenyaaf qooda guddaa kennaa waan turaniif;
  2. Bara lubbuun jirantti kaayyoo walabumaa fi bilisummaa Uummata Oromoof jiraanya isaanii guutuu waan of wareeganiif;
  3. Daddaaqama tokkon malee walabummaa Oromiyaa fi bilisummaa Ummata Oromoo irratti hogganummaa muldhisaa waan turaniif;

Gootichaafi Hayyicha Oromiyaa Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa: Falaasama Bilisummaa

Bitootessa 09, 2013 | Oromo Press

Gootichifi hayyichi Oromiyaa Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa, uumaa namaa ta'ee lubbuun isaa dabartus, falasamini inni akkaataa qabsoo bilisummaa itti deemisisanirratti qabu yomiyyuu dhaloota haaraatti darbee jiraachuu qaba.

Viidiyoo kana keessatti gootichi Oromoo, kan yoo dubbatu anniisaa qabu, kan yoo falmatu mirgaan galu, "Jarri walqixxummaa dhala-namaattifi dimokiraasitti hinamantu," jedhe. Jaarraan kana kan jedhe akkuma tasaa lafaa ka'ee odoo hintaane, muuxannoo baroota dheeraa sirnoota gabroonfatoo Habashaa waliin godherraa ka'eeti. Kana jechuun, dhugummaan yaada isaa muuxannoofi beekumisa qabatamaarraa (shaakalame irraa) waan madduuf, yaada qorannoodhaan argame/mirkanaa'e jechuun nidanda'ama. Wanta inni jedhe osoon baayyee irraa haasawe hinbusheessin dura, viidiyoo isaa kana akka laaltuun si affeera.

Egypt Relation With Ethiopia Based On Confidence, Understanding, Cooperation - Ambassador

March 09, 2013 | Egypt State Information Service (Cairo)

Ethiopia and Egypt have opened a new chapter in their relations after the January 25 revolution, said Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohamed Edris.

Ethiopian-Egyptian ties are based on mutual trust and understanding for the sake of the two nations, Edris said in a press statement

Oromo TV “Worldwide memorial Service, Jaaraa Abbaa Gadaa guyyaa Awaalchaa Isaa”

                  

RAADIYOO SIMBIRTUU, SEIFE NEBELBAL RADIO, AND RADIO AFUURA BIYYA (March 07, 2013)

Haala Du’iinsaa fii Sirna Awwaalcha Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa

Bitootessa 07, 2013
Obboleeysaa fii firri keenya, Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa, Amajjii 12, bara 2013 dhibdee umrii waliin dhufteen qabamee, akka hamaa dhukkubsatee if wallaaluu mudate. Yaroo kana dhageenyu, dirqama firummaa tan nurra jirtu hubachuun, biyya keessa jiru keessatti, mana haakimaa kan dhukkuba isaatiif wal’aansa kennuu ni dandaya ja’ame geessine. Nuu haala kana keessa jiru, oduun dhukkubsachuu isaa, nuu ala baatee, sab‐boonota gurra seente.

Sab‐boononni oduu dhagayan, Koree “Gargaarsaa fii Tin’isa Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa” jattu dhaabbachuun, haala isaa if bira dabranii, saba mara beeysisan. Gocha isaanii kanarraa, lammiin deeggarsa diinaggee kan ifirraa quba hin‐qabne, tinnisaa fii du’aa’iin nutti dirmatan. Gargaarsa sabaa tiifii kan Rabbii tiin, Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa, Gurraandhala 15, 2013, haala keessa turerraa bayyanachuu bira dabree, inumaa, mana haakimaa turuun isa hin barbaachisu sadarkaa itti ja’amu gaye. Garuu, hamma nu keessaa, warri bakka inni jiru dhaquuf saganteeffatan isa bira gayanii haala isaa mirkaneeffatanitti, akkuma achi turu goone.

The great Ethiopian land giveaway

March 08, 2013 | Redressonline

By: GRAHAM PEEBLES

Ancestral land which for generations has served as home and source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in Ethiopia is being leased out to foreign corporations on 99-year renewable contracts at nominal sums.

Havering schools raise money for clean water project in Ethiopia

March 07, 2013 | Romford Recorder

By: Safira Ali

Students and teachers from two schools have been raising money to fund a clean water project in Ethiopia.

The group from the Albany School and Marshalls Park are planning to visit the families in Bekoji, Ethiopia, who will benefit from the new project in July.

ኦሕዴድ በጠቅላላ ጉባዔው ለኢሕአዴግ በሚቀርበው ሪፖርት ላይ ብቻ ተወያየ

March 07, 2013 | Ethiopian Reporter (Government's associate Press)

- ጠቅላላ ጉባዔው በሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ይሰበሰባል

የኦሮሞ ሕዝቦች ዴሞክራሲያዊ ድርጅት (ኦሕዴድ) የካቲት 20 ቀን 2005 ዓ.ም. ጠቅላላ ጉባዔውን ለማድረግ የተሰበሰበ ቢሆንም ያልተጠበቁ አጀንዳዎች በመቅረባቸው፣ ጉባዔውን በመተው ለኢሕአዴግ በሚቀርበው የሁለት ዓመታት የሥራ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርት ላይ ብቻ በመወያየት፣ ጉባዔውን ለሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ማስተላለፉን ምንጮች ለሪፖርተር ገለጹ፡፡

የኦሕዴድ ሥራ አስፈጻሚ ኮሚቴ አባላት ጠቅላላ ጉባዔያቸውን ለማድረግ ሲሰበሰቡ፣ ድርጅቱ የተለያዩ ችግሮች ስላሉበት በአጀንዳ ተይዞ ውይይት እንዲደረግበት አንዳንድ አባላት ጥያቄ በማቅረባቸው፣ የሥራ አስፈጻሚው ኮሚቴ ሰብሳቢዎች በድጋሚ ሌላ ስብሰባ እንደሚደረግና በዚያ ስብሰባ ላይ አሉ የተባሉ ችግሮችን በማንሳት መወያየትና መፍታት እንደሚቻል ቢናገሩም፣ ስምምነት ላይ አለመደረሱን ምንጮቹ አስረድተዋል፡፡

Jara Abba Gadaa: a hero and legend in his own time

March 07, 2013 | OPride

By: Dr. Mohammed Hassen*
Abdulkarim Ibrahim Hamid, who is popularly known as Jarra Abba Gadaa, was a long-standing Oromo nationalist. His death a few days ago was a great loss for his family, for all those who knew him, for our people and for all freedom loving people everywhere. He was an exceptional person, who was driven with passion for freedom and human dignity of his people.

Jarra understood the connection between the conquest of the Oromo and the unmitigated attack on their cultural heritage. The purpose of that attack was to make the Oromo feel inferior in terms of their language, culture, history, way of life, political and cultural institutions. As a result of their conquest during and after 1880s the Oromo lost their sovereignty and freedom. With that they lost their land, their human dignity, as they were subjugated socially, dominated politically, exploited economically and dehumanized culturally. They also lost their pride as a people.

Iyya’a Dargaggoo Oromiyaaf

Bitootessa 06, 2013 | Gubirmans.com

Ibsaa Guutamatiin*

Oromiyaan biyya abbooliin Oromoo yeroo hin yaadatamne kasee diina irra ittisaa, tokkummaa saanii cimfataa, seeraa ilmaan nama hunda walqixxummaan ilaaluun of bulchaa turan. Diinota saanii yeroo hedduu dabsataniiru, yeroon jalati kufanis ture. Duulli jaarraa kudha shanii kaasee godhame haala facaa jalaa of baasanii gumaawun jarmaa saanii cimfatanii biyya saanii itt deeffatan ture. Jaarraan shan itt haanan kan duulaaf bobba’anii walitt deebi’uu dadhaban ture. Kara karaan walitt deebi’u yoo yaalan ollaan meeshaa ibidda tufuu hidhateen hankaafamanii qabaa halagaa jala seenan. Kan bakka kufanitt akka hafan barbaadan sana akka hin yaadanne itt ori’uu. Suun seenaa saanii gootota kukumkuma itt dhaban waan ta’eef yoo irraanfatan lafeen saanii isaan warana. Onneen saanii ammallee ijoollee saanii keessatt hafeera. Kanaaf hamilee horanne, galata dhiiga gootawan kufanii sirriiqaa, gaabbituu gataa imaltuu keenya itt fufaa jirra.

ODF’s Statement on the Passing of Jarra Abbaa Gadaa, a great Oromo nationalist leader

March 06, 2013

We are greatly saddened by the death in exile of Jarra Abba Gada (Abdulkarim Ibrahim), one of the trailblazers in the Oromo people's struggle for freedom. Jarra was the bravest of the brave. He took up arms to fight the Ethiopian rulers who continued to subjugate Oromia and oppress its people. In his young age, he found it unacceptable to tolerate the oppression, exploitation, and abuse of the Oromo people in the hands of successive Ethiopian rulers. Deciding to give up everything in life for the sake of liberating the Oromo people, the young Jarra joined the Bale resistance and later helped found the Oromo Liberation Army.

Saudi Arabia Said Relations With Ethiopia Excellent

March 06, 2013 | allAfrica.com

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, has said relations between Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia are at an excellent level. In a press statement released by the Saudi's Foreign Ministry on March 4, the Foreign Minister "confirmed the deep-rooted and long standing relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Ethiopia".

Barattoonni Oromoo Bioprocess Engineering Waggaa 5ffaa Baratan 3 fi Kanneen Biroos Ammas Yuuniversitii Amboo Irraa Harhaman

Bitootessa 06, 2013 | Qeerroo Amboo

Gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa fi dimokraasi barattooti Oromoo yeroo irraa yerootti gaafatan ukkaamsuuf jecha mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee barattoota Oromoo heddumminaan hidhuu fi manneen barnootaa irraa ari’uu tooftaa godhatee jiraatus diddaan barattoota Oromoo amma illee hin dhaabbaanne.

Sooressa qabsoo yoomuu hin irraanfatame

Ibsaa Guutamatiin* | Gubirmans.com

Bitootessa 2013

Ummati Oromoo gidiraa waggaa dhibbaa ol itt fe’ame jalaa akka bahu sochiin bilisummaa jaatamootaa kaasee tolfame hin irraanfatamu. Keessaayyuu yeroo jalqabaaf ummatichi tokkummaan dhaaba malbulchaa ABO jehamu ummatee qabsoo boonsaa gochaa jiraachuun saa addatt yaadatama. Qabsoo kanaaf kallachatt kan waamaman yeroo ka’an maqaa Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa utuu hin dhahin darbuun hin danda’amu. ABO fi WBO dhugoomuuf kutannoo Jaarraa fi jaallewwan saa utuu hin jirree se’amuu hin danda’u ture. Jaarraan saba saaf meeshaa lolaaf mala argachuuf karoota hamaa tahan lafa, garbaa fi qilleensaa irra goota marmaare. Bilisummaa Oromiyaa mirkaneesuuf balaa inni jala darbe quwannoo guddaa gaafata.

“No oil discovered” says Ethiopia and UK company

March 06, 2013 | Sudan Tribune

By: Tesfa-Alem Tekle

The Ethiopian government and Tullow Oil Plc, has dismissed media reports that the UK company has discovered oil along Ethiopia’s western South Omo block.

The London-based company, which found crude oil in Kenya last year, is searching for a possible petroleum basin in Ethiopia’s South Omo valley as extension of the oil resources from neighbouring Kenya.

Jarraa Abba Gadaa’s Legacy Lives On !

                               TOKKUMMAA HUMNOOTA BILISUMMAA OROMIYAA
                                   UNITED LIBERATION FORCES OF OROMIYAA

ULFO Statement on the Loss of jaal Jaarraa Abbaa gadaa

March 06, 2013
The United Liberation Forces of Oromiyaa, ULFO is deeply saddened and shocked to know that our long time leader is no longer with us. ULFO is deeply sadden and shocked over the loss of Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa, the great leader and Comrade who envisioned, laid the foundation and enabled the unification of GABUO, UOPLF and FIDO into one entity, ULFO. ULFO and the Oromo nation lost its most precious charismatic, dedicated and visionary leader. While ULFO grieves the loss of this great son of Oromiya, we extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the Oromo people who lost an irreplaceable icon they have produced in about half a century.

Gaddii du’a Gooticha Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaatiin uumame QBOtiif carraa gaariitti jijjiiramuu qaba

Abdii Boruutiin*

Duraan dursee, du’a gooticha keenyaa Obboo Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa dhagayuu kiyyaaf, akka ilma Oromoo tokkootti, gadda natti dhagayame ibsuun barbaada. Itti aansuudhaan, maatii fi firoota Obboo Jaarraatiif jabeenya akka kennuuf; gooticha keenya ammoo lubbuun isaanii jannata akka seentu Waaqayyo/Rabbin kadhadhaaf. Karaa tokkoon qabsaa’aa hangafa, sooressa, kutataa fi goota keenya Obboo Jaarraa dhabuun saba Oromootiif gadda guddaa dha. Karaa biraatiin yoo ilaalamu garuu, gaddi har’a nutti dhagayamullee gaddi kun qabsoo bilisummaa keenyaatiif carraa gaariitti jijjiiramuu qaba. Kaayyoon Obboo Jaarraan umurii isaanii guutuu wareegama itti kaffalaniif; wanti isaan jalqabanii asiin gayan galii isaan hawwan sana gayuu qaba. Kanaaf jecha gaddi har’aa kun qabsoo kana cimsuuf saba Oromootiif keessumaayuu qabsaa’ota Oromootiif carraa waadaa ittii seenan ta’uu qaba jechuu dha.

Twenty Oromo people dead in outburst of ethnic violence in Manasibu and Odaa

March 04, 2013

At least 20 people died this weekend in an outburst of violent ethnic clashes on the border of the Benishangul region and the region of Wallagaa, Oromia, in West of Ethiopia: armed militia of the Gumuz ethnic group have been attacking and killing unarmed Oromo civilians. Although the Ethiopian government has deployed its police forces, they remain witness to the raging killings, instead of stopping the killers.

Raadiyoo Sagalee Dargaggoota Oromoo, Bitootessa 03, 2013

                    

JARRAA ABBAA GADAA WILL BE REMEMBERED WITH REVERENCE

March 04, 2013

To Read The Statement In Afaan Oromoo Click Here

OLF statement on the passing away of Jaarraa Abbaa-Gadaa

It is with enormous sorrow and grief that all Oromo nationals and friends in Oromia and beyond to hear that one of the great leaders of Oromo liberation struggle has passed away, after long time illness, while conducting resistance from exile.

JAARRAA ABBAA GADAA KABAJAA GUDDAADHAAN YAADATAMA

Bitootessa 04, 2013

Ibsa Kana Afaan Ingiliizin Duubisuuf Addana Tuqaa

Du’aan Boqochuu Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa ilaalchisee ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo 

Hoggana qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo hangafoota keessaa tokko kan tahe Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa yeroo dheeraaf dhukkubsatee waldhaanamaa turee addunyaa kana irraa duáan boqochuun sabboontotaa fi firoottan Oromoo Oromiyaa keessaa fi ala jiran mara biratti gadda guddaa waliin dhagahame.

From Expediency to Consistency: Ethiopia’s Anti-Apartheid Movement?

March 04, 2013 | Counter Punch

BY:ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM

In her recent commentary in the New York Review of Books, “Obama: Failing the African Spring?”, Dr. Helen Epstein questioned the Obama Administration for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Africa, and particularly the persecution of Muslims in Ethiopia. She argued that “After more than four years in office… Obama has done little to advance the idealistic goals of his Ghana speech.” In fact, she finds the Administration playing peekaboo with Paul Kagame, the Rwandan dictator and puppet master of M23 (the rebel group led by Bosco Ntganda under indictment by the International Criminal Court) which has been wreaking havoc in Goma, (city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Youweri Museveni, the overlord of the corruptocracy in Uganda. Dr. Epstein is perplexed by President Obama’s lofty rhetoric and his paralysis when it comes to walking the talk in Ethiopia:

Ethiopia: the ‘war on terror’ and the trial of 28 community leaders

March 04, 2013 | Open Democracy

By: Awol Allo
The lies that creep out of the state’s mouth are justified as the protection of order, even when they are against the law, but a citizen’s lawful attempt to counter their lies is terrorism.
As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. —James Bovard

With the convergence of the ‘war on terror’ with the war on political adversaries, draconian justice has returned with a vengeance in Ethiopia. Just as authoritarian and racist regimes during the Cold War used the fight against communism or imperialism for the repression of political dissent; the regime in Ethiopia is using the ‘fight against terrorism’ as a framework for justifying the liquidation of democratic mobilization, and political dissent.

JAARRAA ABBAA GADAA - (Walaloo)

Abdulkariim Ibraahim- Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa
Duuti inni du’e nuttis tahu gadda
Kan inni habaqaale Oromoota hundaa
Hoggayyuu yaadannaa way sammuu nu badaa.


Tokkicha Oromoo goota kumaatamaa
Inni kaayyoon isaa arguu bilisummaa
Silaa duuti hin ooltuu namuu itti deemaa

Arra du’anillee hogguut yaadatama.

Gabrummaa cunqursaa didee diinaan lolee
Qabsoo jalqabaa gaafa isiin qoollee
Isaatu gad dhaabe qawween diinatti lolee
Garuu du’a Rabbiin addunyarraa gale.

Jaal Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa, Father of the Oromo Liberation Army and Unrelenting Freedom Fighter, Passed Away at 77

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Jaal Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa, the father of the Oromo Liberation Army and the unrelenting fighter for Oromiyaa’s liberation, at the age of 77 in a hospital in Yemen on March 3, 2013 at around 2:00-4:00 PM local time, according to the Saphaloo Tv, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Madda Walaabuu Press expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends as well as to the Oromo nation on the passing away of Jaal Jaarraa Abbaa Gadaa. RIP our hero.

TVOMT – BREAKING NEWS:- ONE OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED OROMO HERO JAARRAA ABBAA GADAA PASSED AWAY

                  

Iron Empires and Iron Fists in Ethiopia

March 03, 2013 | The New York Times

By:  THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

What has been going on in Ethiopia is unbelievable, and it has been on my mind ever since it began. It is impossible not to be tantalized by the potential of these events to change the course of Ethiopia's history. What's important, however, is that we focus on what this means to the people. The media seems too caught up in spinning the facts to pay attention to how their people are doing. Just call it missing the myths for the lie.

Ethiopia: Academic Institutions Are Meant to Teach; Not to Serve As Political Tools

HRLHA* Appeal and Urgent Action

March 2, 2013
The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) strongly condemns the academic dismissals and suspensions of ten students of Addis Ababa University from their studies on February 21, 2013 upon their return to the University to resume their studies after a two-week break following the end of the first term exam. According to information obtained through HRLHA informants, this purely racial and politically motivated decision handed down by what is known as the discipline committee of the University was connected with the incident that took place in January 2013 between the Tigre and Oromo students. Various sources, including the HRLHA, have reported that the clash between the two groups of students was triggered when some students of Tigre nationals posted posters containing derogatory messages that aimed at the Oromo people. In connection with this incident, HRLHA had then reported, under an urgent action entitled, “Beatings, Arrests and Detentions at Addis Ababa University”, that more than 100 Addis Ababa University students, the majority of whom were Oromos, were arrested and detained.

Progress Report on Obbo Admassu Regassa

Dear brothers, sisters and friends of the Oromo people:

The timely support and encouragement you manifested for Obbo Admassu Regassa has shown some positive outcomes. Dedicated prominent Oromo leaders in the Washington D.C. area have created a non-profitable Trust Fund under the name of “REHABILITATION CORPORATION FOR ADMASU REGASSA.”

Sababaa Gaaffii Mirga Oromoo Kaasaniif Jecha Barattooti Oromoo 19 Yuuniversitii Amboo Irraa Hari’aman

Bitootessa 01, 2013 | Qeerroo Amboo

Barattooti Oromoo Birmatnaa Barbaadu!! 

Barattootni Oromoo gaaffii mirga bilisummaa kaasaniif mootummaan Wayyaanee hidhaa,ajjeechaa fi barnoota irraa arii’uun dura dhaabbachaa kan turee fi itti jiru barattoota Oromoo yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee kiiloo 4 barnoota irraa arii’uun yakka hiriyyaa hin qabne ummata Oromoo irratti dalaguu dha jechuun barattooti Oromoo Ammboo dura dhaabbachuu isaanii yeroo beeksisanitti tuffii abbaa irrummaa muldhisuuf jecha ammoos barattoota Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Amboo barnoota irraa arihaman.

Dhalachuun Balleesse, Sanan Dogoggore (Walaloo)

Abbaa Qorichoo* Irraa

Social minister stops adoptions from Ethiopian orphanage

March 1, 2013 | The Copenhagen Post

By: Ray Weaver

Fact-finding mission finds multiple violations of laws regarding the treatment of children 

A recent visit by members of Ankestyrelse, the national social appeals board, to the Enat Alem orphanage in Ethiopia revealed conditions so deplorable that the social and integration minister, Karen Hækkerup (Socialdemokraterne) has instituted an immediate and seemingly permanent halt on adoptions from the home.

Raadiyoo Simbirtuu Qophii Dhuma Baatii Guurraandhala 2013

                           

Canadian oil firm defies Ethiopian rebel threats

March 1, 2013 | The Globe and Mail

By William Lloyd George

This harsh region, thought to be rich in natural gas, is beginning to attract foreign investors after years of separatist violence and attacks on oil facilities.

The latest to defy the threats from rebels is Africa Oil Corp., a Canadian oil and gas company that on Sunday announced it had signed a petroleum exploration and production agreement with the Ethiopian government.

Displacement, Intimidation and Abuse: LAND LOYALTIES IN ETHIOPIA

March 1, 2013 | Counter Punch

By: GRAHAM PEEBLES

Land grab (and associated water appropriation), Oxfam states, occurs when “governments, banks or private investors buy up huge plots of land to make equally huge profits”. Since 2008 such speculation has vastly expanded; in 2009 alone the OI recorded that “foreign investors acquired 60 million ha of land [worldwide] – the size of France – through purchases or leases of land for commercial farming,” up from an annual average, pre-2008, of 4 million ha. Three quarters of all land deals take place in sub-Saharan Africa, in some of the most food-insecure, economically vulnerable, politically repressive countries in the world; precisely, some say, because of such advantageous commercial factors.

Ethiopia’s Tigray state pardons hundreds of prisoners

February 28, 2013 (MEKELLE, Ethiopia) - In connection with the 38th founding anniversary of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has freed hundreds of prisoners who have been serving prison terms.

Accordingly, a total of 965 prisoners who met criteria set by the state Pardoning Board are freed. Among the released 33 were women.