Gloomy future for Ethiopia's Press freedom

May 31, 2013 | DW

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia has detained a reporter for covering land evictions. The project which involves the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam had forced farmers and locals to relocate.
Ethiopian journalist Muluken Tesfahun of the privately owned weekly newspaper Ethio-Mehedar was arrested while reporting on the return of thousands of farmers who had been forced from their land near the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The government has admitted the March evictions were illegal, but so far no charges have been brought against the reporter. DW spoke to Mohammed Keita, Advocacy coordinator for sub-Saharan Africa at the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York.

Dulli Duguuginsa Sanyii Jaarraa Tokkoo Oliif Osoo Wal Irraa hin cinne Ummata Oromoo Irratti gaggeeffamaa jira

Caamsaa 31, 2013 | M. Seenaa Irraa

Afaan Ingilizin Duubisuuf Addana Tuqaa

Duulli Duguungsa Sanyii mootummoota Habashaatiin ummata Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamu tooftaa fi bifti isaa haa geeddaramu malee, jaarraa tokkoo oliif osoo wal irraa hin cinne gaggeeffamaa jira. Akkuma irra deeddeebifamee seenaa keessatti kaafamu Oromoon weerartoota Habashaa osoo ofirraa loluu humna meeshaa hammayyaan caalamee cunqursaa jalatti kufe.

A nonstop genocidal war waged against the Oromo people for more than a century

May 31, 2013 | By M. Seenaa

To Read In Afaan Oromo Click Here

Though the systems and types seamed changed, a genocidal war waged on Oromo by the governments of the Habesha intensified continuously without any disrupt for more than a century. It is obvious that Oromo never surrendered at will to the governments of Habesha’s except came under their suppression over taken by their amassed sophisticated weapons received from the Europeans.

Egyptians up in arms as Ethiopia builds giant hydro dam on Nile River; minister rules out war

May 30, 2013 | Associated Press

CAIRO — Ethiopia’s construction of Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the world’s longest river threatens to affect flows of water to Nile-dependent, water-starved Egypt, where there is growing outrage, anger and fear.

Egypt in the past has threatened to go to war over its “historic rights” to Nile River water but diplomats from both countries this week played down the potential for conflict.

Former Egyptian commander: Striking Ethiopia dam 'impossible'

May 30, 2013 | Egypt Independent

General Mohamed Ali Bilal, commander of Egyptian forces during the Gulf war, said that it is “impossible” to strike the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam because such a decision would be issuing a challenge to the entire world.

Bilal told al-Arabiya satellite channel on Wednesday that such an attack would bring Egypt into conflict with those countries, such as China and Israel, whose citizens are involved in the construction of the dam. Egypt is not in a position to stand up to all those countries, he added.

Ethiopia acting 'unilaterally' on Blue Nile dam, analysts say

May 30, 2013 | Anadolu Agency

Mideast analysts are concerned about Ethiopia’s diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile to construct a dam

Experts on Middle Eastern hydro politics have described Ethiopia’s diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile to make way for a hydroelectric dam as “a unilateral move" that risked a regional war.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Hani Rislan, director of al-Ahram Political and Strategic Research Center Africa Unit said “Renaissance Dam is part of a giant project composed of 4 dams which will gather 200 billion cubic meters of water.”


Caamsaa 30, 2013 | Y.G(2005)*

Sochiin Maqaa Oromoon gaggeeffamuuf yaadamu, garuu, Oromummaa kan of keessaa hin qabne, yoomillee ta’uu milkaa’uu akka hin dandeenye, seenaan waa hedduu akka ragaatti nu kaa’ee dabreera. Namni waan dabre irraa hin baratiinii fi of hin sirreessiin, seenaa Ummata mufachiise sana dabalee, tuffatamuun ala waan Ummata kanaaf argamsiisu tokko illee jiraachuu hin danda’u. namni ykn hawaasi ykn sabni ykn gareen kufaatii fi dogoggora irraa hin baratiin , bara baraan rakkoo ofitti dhalchaa fi of gaadi’ee bitintiraa jiraata malee, galii barbaadamu sana bira ga’uu hin danda’u. kanaaf kan kaleessaa irraa baratanii waan fooyyaa’aa hojjachuu qofaatu Ummata salphina keessaa baasu danda’a.

A Response to Dr. Fikre Tolossa (Tolassa): By Dr. Beyan H. Asoba

May 30, 2013

Dear Dr. Fikre Tolossa/Tolassa,
I was travelling when the open letter your addressed to me appeared on a number of websites and was thus not in the position to respond sooner. In this response, I will address only those aspects of your open letter that personally concern me. The Oromo Democratic Front will have to respond on the general content of your writing.

The Sidama Nation Globally Commemorates the 11th Anniversary of its Fallen Heroes of May 24, 2002!

Sidama Community United Kingdom, May 29, 2013 London

The 50th shame years of Africa Union celebration in Ireland

May 29, 2013 | Oromo Community Ireland

Cairo and Khartoum in talks on Ethiopia Nile diversion

May 29, 2013 | Business Recorder

CAIRO: Egypt and Sudan were holding talks on Wednesday following a decision by Ethiopia to divert the Blue Nile as part of a giant dam project which risks affecting the two downstream Arab states.

Sudan's minister of irrigation, Osama Abdallah al-Hassan, arrived in Cairo for a one-day visit to the discuss the issue with authorities, Egypt's official MENA news agency said.

And Ethiopia's ambassador to Cairo, Mohammed Idriss, held talks with senior officials at the foreign ministry, it said.

On Dr. Fikre’s Open Letter to Dr. Beyan Asoba

May 28, 2013 | By Baran Bahan*

I read the letter written in Amharic and posted on the Habesha website: by Dr. Fikre Tolossa to Dr. Beyan Asoba. In his letter, Dr. Fikre narrates the role Oromo played in Ethiopian history and argues for the unity of the country. He also suggested treasuring and using the old Ethiopian flag. Moreover, he suggested replacing the Latin alphabet with the Ge’ez (Sabean) alphabet. He further accused parties and people who struggled for Oromo’s right and freedom for causing identity crises on the Oromo people. He advised to reject the “narrow and small” Oromia and rather live in the larger Ethiopia.

Ethiopia begins diverting Blue Nile

May 28, 2013 | Daily News Egypt

Water minister says diversion is an ‘engineering procedure’ and reiterates that Egypt has not given its approval for the construction of the dam

The Blue Nile
The Ethiopian government held a ceremony on Tuesday at the construction site of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam to mark the beginning of diverting the waters from one of the Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile. The diversion of the water is part of the renaissance dam project that Ethiopian officials insist will not affect Egypt’s water supply.

Egyptian Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohamed Bahaa Al-Din published a statement on Tuesday in response to the diversion stressing that it is just an “engineering procedure to prepare the site in order to start the construction process”. He added the diversion process would not stop the water from flowing down river to Egypt.

Ethiopia’s lasting legacy of famine

May 28, 2013 | The Telegraph

By Roger Thurow

At an international hunger summit in London next month, experts will seek to tackle the long-term impact of childhood malnutrition and its consequences for struggling nations

People queue at an emergency feeding tent during Ethiopia's
famine in 2003
In the first-year classroom of Shemena Godo Primary School, in Boricha, Ethiopia, three dozen children study the alphabet. On a black chalkboard, teacher Chome Muse highlights the letter B and writes the combination with each vowel. Ba, be, bi, bo, bu.

The pupils, crowded two or three to a desk, listen to the sounds. I am watching one boy in particular, Hagirso, who sits at the back of the room. He copies the letters in his tattered notebook and proudly shows me his first attempts at writing, a triumphant milestone in early childhood development.

Ethiopia Refuses to Cooperate With World-Bank-Funding Probe

May 28, 2013 | Bloomberg

By William Davison

Ethiopia’s government said it won’t cooperate with a probe into whether the World Bank violated its own policies by funding a program in which thousands of people were allegedly relocated to make way for agriculture investors.

Ethnic Anuak people in Ethiopia’s southwestern Gambella region and rights groups including Human Rights Watch last year accused the Washington-based lender of funding a program overseen by soldiers to forcibly resettle 45,000 households. The Inspection Panel of the World Bank, an independent complaints mechanism, began an investigation in October into the allegations, which donors and the government have denied.

Dr. Sheikh Mohammed-Rashad Abdullee an Oromo Historical Father - (OLF Statement)


To Read This Statement In Afaan Oromo click HERE

The passing away of Dr Mohammed Rashad Abdulle, one of Oromo religious, linguistic and historical scholar is received with great sadness and sorrow among Oromo of all walks of life. He was a gifted, industrious and a proud patriot who contributed a great deal of work in linguistics, history and culture. His production includes written, audio visual, translation, documentation and numerous own original work. His contribution in informing and educating the masses and in strengthening Oromo nationalism, despite serious threats and challenges, is immense.

Dr. Sheekh Mohammad-Rashaad Abdullee- Buulessa Seenaa Oromoo ti - (Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo)


Addunyaa kana irraa duáan boqochuun hayyicha amantii, afaanii fi barnoota seenaa Dr. Mohammad Rashaad Abdullee, lammii Oromoo guddaa hanga xiqqaa mara biratti naasuu fi gadda guddaadhaan dhagahame. Dr. Mohammad hayyuu kennaa guddaa qabanii fi sabboonaa Oromoo afaan, seenaa fi aadaa saba isaaniif hedduu gumaachani. Waan isaan sabaaf gumaachan keessatti barruulee, suur-sagaleelee (audio visuals) hiikkaalee, dokumentootaa fi hojiilee kan biroo hedduutu argamu. Sabboonummaa ummata Oromoo ol guddisuu keessatti didhaalee fi doorsisa baayée dandamatanii qooda akkaan guddaa gumaachan.

Meles Zenawi Net Worth= $3 Billion

     * Net Worth = $ 3 Billion
     * Meles Zenawi Age = 58 years old
     * Meles Zenawi Birth Place = Adwa, Ethiopia
     * Meles Zenawi Marital Status =  Married (Azeb Mesfin)

A Must Listen May 26, 2013, RAB Interview with a well respected and highly talented musician Elemo Ali

RAB Interview with artist Elemo Ali | May 26, 2013

Elemo Ali is a passionate nationalist and a well respected and highly talented musician. He was born in Haramayaa and he says his love for music started when he was about 12 years old, in the historical cultural city of Dir...e Dawa, where he first heard local flute and harmonica styles.

He started playing guitar after circumstances led him to be a young refugee in Djibouti. Thereafter, in Saudi Arabia, even the local laws restricting musical entertainment failed to prevent Ali from pursuing his passion for music and mastering the keyboard. He also plays the flute as well as being an accomplished guitar player and singer. 

Xalayaa seenaa dhugaa ibsu moo kan Oromummaa diiguuf qophaaye dha?

Caamsaa 26, 2013 | Abdii Boruutiin*

Mata duree kanaan barreeffama kana akkan dhiyeessu kan na taasise, akka tasaa xalayaa Afaan Amaaraatiin barreessame tokko argee dubbisuu kiyya dha. Xalayichi kun kan barreessame nama maqaan isaa Dr. Fiqree Tolasaa Jigsaa (Afaan Amaaraarraa qubeetti jijjiireen barreesse) jedhamuun yoo ta’u, kan itti ergamuuf qophaaye yookaanis itti ergame? ammoo hogganaa jaarmayaa dhiyoo kana dhalatee, Adda Diimookraatawa Oromoo (ADO) Dr. Bayyaan Asobaa ti. Xalayaa kana akka PDFtti barruu kana wajjin waanan dhiyeessef, warri Afaan Amaaraa dubbisuu danda’an qabiyyee xalayichaa gutuu isaa arguu ni danda’u. Akka naaf galetti, qabiyyee inni guddaan xalayichaa seenaa saba ykn uummata Oromoo haaraa, kan duraan dhagayamee hin beekne kan ibsu yoo ta’u, kaayyoon isaa garuu bu’aalee qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo (QBOn) hanga har’aatti argamsiisee gaafii keessa galchuudhaan tarii akka diigaman waan mul’isu fakkaata.

Oromo Freedom from What and for What, Part 2

By Mekuria Bulcha* | May 26, 2013



A Struggle for the Right to Life

A Fight for a Life worthy of Human Beings

Despite stubborn and sustained resistance, the [Abyssinian] invasion [of the Oromo] was successful, because up to this point, the Oromo were not a united, unified nation. The fact of colonization continues, to this day, to be played down or denied—and this despite the fact that all the forms of loss of autonomy associated with colonization were present, in just the same way as if colonization by a European power had occurred (Christian Scherrer, in Scherrer & Bulcha, 2002: 27) 

Obituary: Dr Sheik Mohammed Rashad Kabir-Abdullee

May 26, 2013 | Gulele Post
Dr Shek Muhammad Rashad ( full name: Muhammad Rashad Kabir Abdulle Mummayyaa Carcar ) was born in 1934, in Eastern Oromia, Carcar Laga Arba, in a village called Jarjare. He was born to an ordinary Oromo peasant parents. Young Muhammad Rashad began his academic career when he joined his father’s informal Madarasa. His father, Kabir Abdulle, was an Islamic scholar and the imam of the local mosque. Soon after, he was sent to attend further Islamic studies at Carcar and Harar ulamas. Because Muhammadrashad was one of the top achievers of his time, he was again sent to Saudi Arabia for higher education. Upon completion of his short-term studies, he was went to Palestine in 1950 where he completed his secondary school. In 1951, he received a scholarship from Syria where he received his BA in Islamic and Linguistic studies from the University of FATHGUL-ISLAMI. In 1957, he won full scholarship to attend a post graduate program at Al Azhar University’s ( the oldest and biggest university in the Islamic world) in Egypt. He graduated top of his class and was awarded the National Medal of Achievement from the then president of Egypt, Jamal Abdulnasr in 1963.

UK foreign aid, the final insult: Ethiopian sues Britain after claiming our £1.3billion programme supports 'Stalinist' regime that sent him to world's biggest refugee camp

May 26, 2013 | Daily Mail
  • Four million people forced off their land by security forces while their homes and farms are sold to foreign investors
  • 'Mr O' said by suing British Department for International Development he fights on behalf of Ethiopian people who are being relocated
  • Questions raised about British role in atrocities as annual payouts continue
  • When he refused to leave his land, he was taken to military barricks and tortured
  • Refugee camp over Kenyan border overflowing with Ethiopians is now largest in the world

Ethiopian Maid fails rape bid

May 26, 2013 | Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY: = An Ethiopian housemaid suffered injuries in different parts of her body after jumping out of a car driven by a Syrian man who allegedly tried to rape her.

Ethiopian marathon runner honors Boston victims

May 26, 2013 | Associated Press

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The winner of the men's race at the Boston Marathon says he is returning his winner's medal to honor the city and those killed and injured in the terrorist bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events.

Lelisa Desisa says sport should be a pleasure and never a battlefield. He made the announcement Sunday at a ceremony with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry also honored the woman's runner-up and the men's third place finisher. All three athletes are from Ethiopia.

Kerry, in Ethiopia, Strongly Defends Drone Policy

May 26, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal

By Keith Johnson
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry jokingly checks his height,
comparing it to that of an unidentified student who is acting
as his stand-in for rehearsals, before the start of a town hall
meeting with students during his visit to Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, Sunday May 26, 2013. Kerry visited Ethiopia to
mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union.
Secretary of State John Kerry defended U.S. antiterrorism policies in a sometimes-contentious town hall meeting in Addis Ababa, just before departing Ethiopia Sunday.

Mr. Kerry, in response to audience questions about the U.S. drone program, vigorously defended the justice of kill strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles just days after President Barack Obama’s big speech last week narrowing the scope of the fight against terrorism.

“The only people we fire at are confirmed terror targets, at the highest level. We don’t just fire a drone at somebody we think is a terrorist,” Mr. Kerry said, adding that strikes are ruled out if there could be collateral damage. He went on to describe the drone program as one of the “most accountable,” unlike terrorist attacks, which are indiscriminate.

The Escalation of war of Ethnic Cleansing on the Oromo People

May 26, 2013
The following is a statement from the United Liberation of Oromiya (ULFO)
The current ruling party of Ethiopia has intensified yet again its war of ethnic cleaning on the Oromo people. Lately, it has targeted Oromo communities in Eastern Hararge. The communities directly affected in the recent campaign include those who live in the districts of Anniyyaa, Jaarsoo, and Mi’eesoo.

Ethiopian Activist Recognized for Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

May 26, 2013 | VOA

By Selah Hennessy
Masai girl holds protest sign during anti-Female
Genital Mutilation (FGM) run in Kilgoris, Kenya
LONDON — An Ethiopian activist who has worked to support women’s rights and battle female genital mutilation has been awarded an international prize in Europe.

Bogaletch Gebre founded Kembatti Mentti Gezzima-Tope in the 1990s. The organization’s name translates as Kembatti Women Stand Together.

The group has a unique approach to tackling women’s rights in Bogaletch’s home country, Ethiopia.

Shirri Habashootni nurratti xaxan yoomuma nuuf gala laata?

Caamsaa 24, 2013 | Abdii Boruutiin*

Habashootni, tokkummaa ilmaan Oromoo laaffisuuf, qabsoo bilisummaa saba Oromoo dadhabsiisuuf yoo danda’an sirumaa dhabamsiisuuf halkanii guyyaa shira nurrtti hojjechaa akka turani fi jiran seenaatu ragaa ta’a. Kun dhugaa waliigalaa waan ta’eef, diinarraa wanti biraas waan hin eegamneef, nama hin dinqu. Kan nama gaddisiisu garuu beeknees ta’ee otuu hin beekin; hubannees ta’ee otuu hin hubatin shira diinaa kanaaf qaawwa uumuu, balbala banuu, meeshaa ta’uu, kanaaf of saaxiluu, kan dabrerraa barchuu dadhabuu keenya dha. “Namni yoo quba tokko nama biraatti qabu, qubni sadeen isumatti akka garagalan hin hubatu” akkuma jedhamu, hubannoon kan jalqabu bakkeen ykn iddoon (position) quba sadeenii kun yoo beekamee dha. Wantin jechuu barbaade, dadhabbii keenya otuu hin hubatin yookaanis dhokfachaa Habashaatti quba qabuun gahaa miti. Yoon akkana jedhu ammoo diinatti hin xiyyeeffannu jechuu otuu hin taane, gabaabumatti mee dura haala keenya haa hubannuu jechuun barbaade.

Ten dead in Somalia after al-Shabaab clash with Ethiopian troops

May 23, 2013 |

MOGADISHU, Somalia: -- About 10 people are believed to have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian troops and al-Shabaab insurgents in the Somali city of Beledweyn, officials say.

Qeerroon Yuunivarsiitii Arbaminc dhimma QBO irratti marii gaggeessuun ibsa ejjennoo lafa kaawatan

Caamsaa 23, 2013 | Qeerroo

Ibsa Ejjennoo Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Arbaaminc

Dhiibbaa mootummaan Wayyaanee daran Yuunivarsiitii Arbaminc keessatti jabaachaa dhufe dura dhaabbachuuf Qeerroon Yuunivarsiitii Arbaminc walitti dhufuun dhimma QBO irratti marii erga gaggeessanii ibsawwan ejjennoo baasatanii jiran. Dura dhaabbannaa murna ODF jedhee of wixineefis mata duree nuti Sagantaa siyaasaa dhaabaatti malee nama dhuunfaatti miti mata duree jedhuun marii gaggeessanii ibsa ejjennoo armaa gadii baafatan.

Ethiopia: Amnesty International Annual Report 2013

May 23, 2013 | Amnesty International
The state stifled freedom of expression, severely restricting the activities of the independent media, political opposition parties and human rights organizations. Dissent was not tolerated in any sphere. The authorities imprisoned actual and perceived opponents of the government. Peaceful protests were suppressed. Arbitrary arrests and detention were common, and torture and other ill-treatment in detention centres were rife. Forced evictions were reported on a vast scale around the country.

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

May 23, 2013 | Relief Web

A new era of high and volatile food prices go beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and are causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.

The report, Squeezed*, reveals a global snap-shot of how the failure of wages to keep pace with five years of food price rises is putting a strain on families, communities and society, including increased levels of domestic violence and alcohol and drug abuse. Roles and social needs are changing as women who once remained at home are entering the job market and agricultural jobs are being abandoned for more lucrative jobs in an attempt to afford higher food prices.

TVOMT:- Oduu Haala Lola baha Oromiyaa irrati raawwatamaa jiruu fii rakkoo Barattoota Uni. Jimmaa


Mana barumsaa Geedoo keessatti diddaan jabaachuu irraa kan ka’e barattootni Oromoo 6 Mootummaa Wayyaaneen ukkamfaman

Caamsaa 23, 2013 | Qeerroo Geedoo

Gaaffiin mirgaa barattoota Oromoon gaafatamaa dhufe daran jabaachuun Godina Shawaa lixaa aanaa Calliyaa mana barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi qophaa’inaa keessatti jabaachaa dhufuun mootummaan garboomfataa Wayyaanee barattoota Oromoo mana hidhaatti guuruun ukkaamsaa jira. Barattootni Oromoo 6 mana barumsaa kana keessaa isin miseensa ABOti, Gaaffiiwwan barattootni Oromoo gamtaan gaafatan isintu qindeessa jechuun mana hidhaatti ukkaamsamanii jiran.

“No man is an island” in Oromia

May 23, 2013 | Far From Africa

“No man is an island” is what I associate with Oromo culture. Oromo?! From where?! Oromia! Where?! It’s when I met Dhabesa, a journalist, from Oromia who is now living in Melbourne that I got to understand more about a not-so known country. Dhabesa and the Oromo community which he works with have the great ambition create the internationally recognized state of Oromia. According to Dhabesa, Oromia is a country located on the current Ethiopian territory but in search of government.

SBOn, Sagalee Ummata Oromooti!

Caamsaa 21, 2013 | Y,G(2005)

Seenaa Qabsoo Oromoo keessatti, SBOn bakka ol aanaa qabaachuu isaa kan haalu yoo jiraate, diina kufaatii Ummata Oromoo kan hawwu qofaadha. Seenaan yoomillee seenaadha. Seenaa kana keessatti, warri seenaa hojjatan, seenaa Ummata sanaa keessatti, bara baraaf yaadatamaa fi waamamaa jiraatu. Seenaa Qabsoo Ummata Oromoo keessatti, SBOn, sagalee Ummata Oromoo ta’ee, mirgaa fi haqa Ummati Oromoo Biyya abbaa isaa irratti qabaachuu qabu Ummaticha barsiisuu irra taree, Sirnoonni dhufaa dabraan miidhaa Ummata Oromoo Irraan ga’an, Addunyaan akka hubattu taasisuu keessatti qooda ol aanaa gumaachuu, ragaa tarrisuun hin barbaachisu.

Sudanese refugees relocated to camp in Ethiopia

May 21, 2013 | Sudan Tribune

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has relocated over 1,480 Sudanese refugees from the border to Sherkole camp in Ethiopia pushing the capacity of the camp beyond the initial limit of 9,000 people.

In a statement the UNHCR in Ethiopia said the refugees who had originally been displaced by the conflict in Sudan’s eastern Blue Nile state were relocated during March and April.

ESAT Interview with Activist Jawar Mohammed, May 10, 2013 Part One


Militia kill three civilians along Kenya-Ethiopia border

May 18, 2013 | APA

Suspected militia from Ethiopia on Thursday night killed three local people in the latest attack since the government ordered security crackdown in the restive town of Mandera, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Regional deputy police commander, Noor Gabow confirmed the incident on Friday, saying the armed militia attacked Malkamari village near the border with Ethiopia and shot dead two men and a woman.

Seife Nebelbal Radio and Raadiyoo Simbirtuu (May 15, 2013 Program)

Radio Aadda Demokiratawaa Oromoo (ADO)

Radio Bilisummaa Oromoo (RBO) jedhamee kan moggaafame Radion Aadda Dimokiratawaa Oromoo harra Caamsaa 15 bara 2013 irraa jalqabee qilleensarra ooluuf jira.

The astonishing courage of Ethiopian women left me in awe

May 17, 2013 | The Telegraph

Dr Karen Ballard, a senior lecturer in Women’s Health at the University of Surrey, writes about the her year in Ethiopia caring for pregnant women in a rural clinic.

Balaynesh is 17 years-old. At least she thinks she is, but when you don’t celebrate birthdays, you easily lose count of the years. She arrived at an antenatal clinic I was running in the rural highlands of western Ethiopia, having heard that there was a farengii (foreigner) carrying out ultrasound scans on pregnant women.

Like most women I saw, Balaynesh had walked for just over two hours along the rust-tinged dirt tracks to get to the clinic. She sat patiently with the other 20 or so women, all prepared to wait many hours for their turn. Perhaps it was a welcome relief from the relentless grind of daily work.

Diddaan barattootaa Yuunivarsiitii Arbaminc mooraa Caamoo jabaate

Caamsaa 17, 2013 | Qeerroo Arbaminc

Diddaan barattootaa mootummaa garboomfataa Wayyaanee irratti jabaachaa dhufuun Yuunivarsiitii Arbaminc mooraa Caamoo keessatti barattootni hiriira jabaa bahuun mootummaa Wayyaanee balaaleffatan.

Mootummaan garboomfataa wayyaanee baajata dhimma barnootaaf kaawame irraa looguun dhimma waraanaaf tolchuun bittaa umrii isaa dheereffachuu irraan darbee nyaata summaaaa fi qulqullina hin qabne dhiyeessuun barattoota fixuuf wayita jirutti irratti dhaqqabamuun diddaan kun taasifamee jira.

OSA’s Appeal Letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the Conflict in Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia

May 16, 2013

His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General
Office of the Secretary General of United Nations
885 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017, USA

RE: OSA’s Appeal Letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the Conflict in Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia

Your Excellency Ki-moon:

Ethiopian editor questioned over story on Meles' widow

May 15, 2013 | CPJ
A journalist is being harassed in connection with a seven-month-old
story about Azeb Mesfin, seen here with her husband, the late
leader Meles Zenawi.
New York, May 15, 2013--Ethiopian police in Addis Ababa questioned an editor for several hours today in connection with a story published in October about the widow of the late Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi, according to news reports.

Officers in the Ethiopian Federal Police Crime Investigation Department interrogated Ferew Abebe, the former editor-in-chief of the private Amharic-language weekly Sendek, about his sources for the October 10, 2012, story that said Azeb Mesfin, Meles' widow, had refused to leave the Ethiopian national place nearly two months after the prime minister's death, local journalists said. The story, which was widely covered in local and international press, cited government sources as saying that Meles' successor, Hailemarian Desalegn, was unable to live in the palace.

Kerry's Ethiopia Opportunity: The U.S. secretary of state's visit to Addis Ababa is a chance to pressure the government on its dreadful record on human rights.

May 15, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal


This month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 21st African Union (AU) summit. The message he brings will speak volumes about the future of American engagement on the continent.

Refusing a 'diminished self': Informed by prison experience, activist-scholar imagines a more open Ethiopia

May 15, 2013 |

By Corydon Ireland

“I was in prison because I spoke,” said Birtukan Midekssa,
a Harvard Scholar at Risk who spent 41 months of her life in
Ethiopian prison. 
Four years ago this spring, Birtukan Midekssa was in solitary confinement in an Ethiopian prison. Her cell was 13 feet wide and 20 feet long and had no window. She was allowed only two visitors: her elderly mother and her 3-year-old daughter.

Midekssa left Ethiopia in 2011, after two imprisonments that consumed 41 months of her life. She stayed first in Washington, D.C., and then at Stanford University. Today—grateful, happy, and energized—she has an office (with a window) at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, where she is a fellow this year. (A lawyer by training, Midekssa is also a Visiting Fellow with Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program; starting in the fall she'll pursue a one-year mid-career master's degree in public administration through the Mason Program at Harvard Kennedy School.)

The Ordeal of Legendary Oromo Artist Fayessa Furi

 May 14, 2013 | Zewdu Wege (PhD)

The well known and much loved young Oromo artist Fayessa Furi left his beautiful wife and kids behind in the repressive and prison empire of Abyssinia and head to North Africa. He left Oromia a week ago and now he is seeking asylum in one of the North African country.

This gifted and talented young Oromo artist is known not only for his beautiful song but also his courage and bold stand for our just cause and the formation of an independent Oromo state. Through his beautiful voice he touched every thing. He sang about love, poverty, beauty and nature. He also sang about braver Oromo hero/heroines, betrayal and unfaithfulness of OPDO, the crime and genocide committed against the Oromo People and the importance of unity to succeed. Despite TPLF ongoing repression, intimidation and harassment of Oromo people, Fayessa Furi sang all these songs boldly and fiercely without fear. To their shame he did all these in front of them and under their noise. This proved how courageous, strong nationalist and role model he is in our struggle for freedom.

Lack of Statehood Exposes Oromo to Humiliation in Their Own Homeland

May 14, 2013 | OLF Info Desk

Successive Ethiopian regimes worked against the Oromo. A comparatively larger population, wide geographic area and immense economic resources of Oromia have been viewed by these regimes in Ethiopia as the threat to their naked ambition for domination for which reason they targeted Oromo as an object of fear and hate. Leaving the past regimes’ horrific acts against the Oromo for history we will cite few samples from the current regime.

Ethiopian government minister, businessmen to face corruption charges after 2-year probe

May 14, 2013 | Associated Press

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian court ruled Tuesday that prosecutors have two weeks to finalize corruption charges against two dozen people who have been arrested, including a senior Cabinet minister.

The 24 people charged include the head of Ethiopia’s revenue and customs authority, Melaku Fenta. They are accused of illegal trading and tax evasion.

Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

May 14, 2013 | Think Africa Press

By Gordon Bennett

The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities.

How much longer will Mursi children
survive in the Omo Valley?
Ethiopia may until recently have been a byword for famine, but in one part of the country at least, there are people who have lived largely without outside help for hundreds of years. With the connivance of the British government, this is about to change forever.

The tribes of the Lower Omo Valley in south west Ethiopia – chief among them the Mursi, the Nyangatom, the Bodi and the Daasanach – depend on a combination of flood retreat cultivation on the banks of the Omo River, rain fed cultivation further back from the river, and cattle on the grass plains.

Journey in the dark: Oromo’s untold story in Eritrea

May 13, 2013 | Dhoksaa Rakkoo*


The aim of this bulletin is not in any way to black mail any organization, but only to share my own ordeal and also send a message to my fellow Oromo youths.

It is better to identify myself to all readers than to deeply tell my past back ground. Few years ago, I was a student at Jima University. While in university, I actively participated and contributed my share of expectation to the cause of Oromo students’ movement protesting against the plunder and brutality of the Habesha regime. Starting from high school education, recruited to an Oromo liberation front (OLF) underground cell, I spent my school time as an activist fulfilling my responsibility of a generation. When I was at university I didn’t completely went to study, but also shared my time for the cause of the Oromo peoples’ struggle. I just couldn’t isolate myself from any movement that stands for justice and equality of the Oromo people.

Amna Dukkanaa’aa: Seenaa Dhokataa Ilmaan Oromoo Biyya Eritrea Keessaa

Caamsaa 13, 2013 | Dhoksaa Rakkoo*

Akeekni barruu kanaa, qaama kamuu irratti olola oofuu osoo hin taane mudannoo akka dhuunfaatti qabsoo Oromoof jecha na mudate ibsuuf, kanumaan wal qabatees dargaggoota Oromoof dhaamsa dabarsuuf.

Waa’ee koo duubatti deebi’ee gad fageenyaan ibsuu caalaa gabaabumatti eenyummaa koo dubbiftoota barruu kanaaf ibsuun barbaada. Ani waggoota muraasa dura barataa Yunivaristii Jimmaan ture. Sochii barattootaa Oromoo yunivaristii Jimmaa keessatti deemaa ture keessatti hanga dandeettii koo qooda hin tuffatamne kennaan ture. Wayitan barataa sadarkaa lammaffaa ture irraa kaasee maadhee ABO kan biyya keessaa jalatti ijaarameen qooda Oromummaa kiyya bahachaa ture. Maatii siyaasaan miidhame keessattin guddadhe waan taheef gaafa Yunivaristii Jimmaa seenes, hojii qabsoo moggaatti dhiisee barnoota kiyya qofaa irratti fuulleffachuu hin dandeenye. Abbaan koo yeroon ani xiqqaa ture irraa kaasee miseensa ABOti jedhamee baroota dheeraaf mana hidhaa keessa dabarse. Qaamas itti hir’ateera. Haati keenya oliif gad jettee abbaa keenyaaf mana hidhaatti gala deddeebisaa nu guddifte. Madaa kanatu oggayyuu na dhukkuba waan taheef ABO akka qaroo ija tiyyaa, akka dhiiga kiyyaatti ilaalaa fi dharra’aan guddadhe. Waa’ee koo asuma irratti gabaabseen garan yaada ka’eefitti deebi’a.

Ibsaa Guutama: Yaadannoo Ayyaana Gootota Oromoo


Oromoon Mootummaa Isaaf Dhaabbate Dhabaaf Biyya Ofii Irratti Salphifama

Caamsaa 11, 2013 | Infoo Deeskii ABO

Sirnootni Itoophiyaa dabareedhaan aangoo siyaasaa biyyattii dhaalan hundi yeroo itti Oromoof ciisan hin qaban. Oromoon guddina sabummaa, bal’ina lafa isaa fi badhaadhina qabeenyaa isaaf jecha biyyuma isaa irratti sabatiinsa dhowwatama. Akka weennii gogaa isheef ajjeefamtuutti kan dhufaa dabru hundaan adamsama. Waan sirnoonni Itoophiyaa dabran Oromoo irraan gahaa turan seenaaf dhiifnee waan har’a Oromoon sirna amma aangoo harkaa qabu jalatti ta’aa jiru laaluun gahaa dha.

Hailemariam Fires Justice Minister Brehan Hailu

May 11, 2013 | Addis Fortune (Ethiopian government website)

Justice Minister Brehan Hailu has been fired from his job on Friday, May 10, 2013, reliable sources disclosed to Fortune. Brehan has received a letter from the Prime Minister’s Office, signed by Hailemariam Desalegn, late on Friday, according to these sources. Brehan has been serving in this capacity since 2005. He was moved to Justice after his previous ministry, Ministry of Information, was dissolved by law.

Ethiopia arrests minister, 11 others over corruption

May 11, 2013 | Reuters

Ethiopian police have arrested a minister and 11 other people on corruption charges, an official and state media said on Saturday, in the country's most high-profile swoop against graft for more than a decade.

Businesses in the region regularly complain of corruption as an obstacle to their work. Transparency International ranked Ethiopia 113 out of 176 nations worldwide in its 2012 perception of corruption index, where No. 1 is considered least corrupt.

Godina Jimmaa Keessatti Mootummaan Wayyaanee Humnaa Waraana Bobbaasuun Daandii Cufee Sakkata’insaa Gaggeessaa Jiraachuun Beekame

Caamsaa 11, 2013 | Qeerroo Jimmaa

Ayyaannii Irreechaa Arfaasaa Camsaa 12/2013 Godinaa Jimmaa Tulluu Beegiitti sirna ho’aa ta’een kabajamuuf jira. Jal-bultiin Ayyaanaa Irreechaa arfaasaa Caamsaa 11/2013 Malkaa Deeddeettii sa’aa 7:00 irraa kan eegalamu yeroo ta’u Caamsaa 12/2013 ammoo Tulluu Beegiittii guutummaatti sirna ho’aa ta’een kabajamuuf jira.

TVOMT:Kabajaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo bara 2013 Galma Oromiyaa Magaalaa Torontoti geggeeffame



May 10, 2013 | Oromo Press

Framing: What We Are Told Is Not What It Is

Tigire ruling elites often misleadingly frame genocidal massacres against Oromo in various parts of Oromia as "inter-communal violence, ethnic conflict, border conflict or water conflict" in order to absolve themselves from responsibility and possible future indictment in local and international courts.

For at least two decades, genocidal massacres against Oromo have been framed that way in order to cover-up the deliberate effort by TPLF elites to either reduce Oromo by attrition to a minority population or to destroy them fully so that Tigireans can take over Oromia and its resources. That is their long-term plan.

Ethiopian Journalists Hope New Council Will Ease Restrictions

May 10, 2013 | Inter Press Service

By William Lloyd-George

Several Ethiopian publications are coming together to set up a ‘press council’ with the hope of easing restrictions on the media in Ethiopia.

The journalists suggested the idea of the council at a May 3 meeting held at the behest of the Ministry of Information to discuss media reforms in the country.

VOA Balaa Anniyya, Jaarsoo fii Mi’eeysorratti wayyaneedhaan baname



Caamsaa 09, 2013 | Y.G(2005)*

Umaan bari’uuf yennaa jedhu, dukkana hamaa umuun isaa namaan mari’atee miti. Hiikkaa Umaa isaa waan beekuuf kana tolche. Dhalli namaa, keessattu abbootiin keenya, adeemsa Uumamaa kana ilaalanii , mammaaksa irraa tolfatan. Dhalooti har’aa waan meeqa baratee jiru, dhaloota itti aanuuf waan mammaakee ol-keewwate hanga har’atti hin dhageenye. Hin dubbisnees. Kan dubbisnuu fi dhageenyu, waan akaakilee isaanii irraa hin argiin eessaa akka fidan hin beeku wayita wal irratti yaalan guyyuu argaa fi dhaga’aa jirra. Kun anaaf, dukkana barii jalaa sanaan wal natti fakkaata. dukkana barii keessa wal hin argan. Wal bira dhaabbatanii wal dhaban. Warruma wal beekutu Wal wallaala. Dheeraan gabaabbatee, gabaabaan dheerate nutti mul’ata. Lubbuun nu qabdee yennaa nu mankaraarsitu, waan fedhe haa dhufu jennee kan murteeffannun, hariitiin barii arguuf jarjarra. Garuu adeemsa Umamaa kana eenyullee asi butus ta’u achi butu hin danda’u. Guyyuu irra utaalaa kan deemnu, dukkana barii jalaan, guggufannee kukkufna. Walitti iyyina. Harki bakka afaanii wallaalee karaan itti dheerata. Dhiphuu kana gabaabsuuf jecha ykn Of baraaruuf jecha, isa kaan takaalu fi karaa qaxxaamuraa barbaachutti ceena. Yeroo kana wal-mari’achuu irra haxxee walitti hidhuun dhufa. Ani qofti dukkana hamaa kana keessa haa dabru malee obboleessikoo boolla haa lixu jennee, ofittummaan gulufna. dukkanni barii garuu, hammeenya isa yaadefis, qulqullummaan kan yaadeefis tokkuma. Lameenu wayita bari’u kan harka isaanii akka argatan beekaaf, yeroo isaatti bari’ee, tokkof gammachuu isa kaaniif gadda uuma. Kan dukkana hamaa kana gara bariitti geessu, Umama obsaan eeggachuu jedhee kan ittii ciche ammo yeroo isaa eeggachuu barbaada. Gaggalagaluus hin yaadu. daandii ganamaa badus, tolus jedhee qabatee tarkaanfata.

End of organized suppression of Oromo Nation

May 09, 2013 |

By Wahima Rasso*

It is extremely excruciating and sorrowful that in this century we Oromos, one of Africa’s greatest people, do not have free political, economical and cultural representation in the United Nations while we are the first nation to adopt democratic government [Gadaa] unlike most world countries, which were under monarchs or iniquitous government systems.

Kutaa 3ffaa: Siyaasa gantummaa fi gartummaa to`achuun tokkummaa moraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo (QBO) dhugoomsa

Zakaariyaas Mulataa fi Malkamuu Jaatee | Caamsaa 09, 2013, Oromiyaa

Kutaa 1ffaa Duubisuuf Addana Tuqaa  & Kutaa 2ffaa Duubisuuf Addana Tuqaa
2.3 Siyaasaan gartummaa jireenya diinaa dheeressa
Sababii hojii QBO qindoominaan hogganuuf hin milkaawinif, bekaas ta`e hin beekamin fedhiin dinaa kallattii fi alkalattiin moraa QBO kessatti raawachifamaa fi raawatamaa jira. Sirna-dhabilummaadhaan siyaasa gartummaa ijaaruun walirratti duluun qabsoo ta`eera. Kessumaa bara 1992 booda hogganoti siyaasa QBO heera jaarmaa faallessuudhaan gartuu dhalchanitti fayyadamuun moraa QBO tasgabbii dhorkuu fi dina tumsuun ba´llachaa ademeera. Fakkenyaaf bara 2002 moraa QBO kessatti ABO fi QCABO giddutti dorgomiin siyaasa gartummaa geggefamee ture Waraana Bilisummaa Oromoo (WBO) kibba Oromiyaa walirratti dulsisuudhaan lubbuu qabsaawotaa bilaasha taasiseera. Akkasumas bara 2008, gartummaan ABO fi QJABO giddutti dhalate, haaluma walifakkaatun dina tumseera. “Ethiopia has taken more than 100 armies of the OLF into custody after they surrendered and handed over a cache of arms and the group included Lucho Burbura who has been one of the group’s top military commanders and its head of foreign relations16.” Siyaasa gartummaa irraa jequmsi dhalatu badii walifakkaatu qaqabsisuudhaan bara 1978 irraa egalee moraa QBO kessatti deddebiyeera. Farreen irratti duluun duddubatti hafee; garuu wali irratti duluun aadaa hogganoota gartulee siyaasa QBO taasifame.

አፈ ጉባዔ አባዱላ ገመዳ በሙስና ክስ ላይ ምስክርነት ሰጡ

May 08, 2013 | Ethiopian Reporter (Government's allay news paper)

የኦሮሚያ የሥነ ምግባርና የፀረ ሙስና ኮሚሽን ዓቃቤ ሕግ፣ በኦሮሚያ ክልል ልዩ ዞን ከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት በመሬት ሙስና ክስ በመሠረተባቸው ከ80 በላይ ተከሳሾች በመከላከያ ምስክርነት የተቆጠሩት የሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት አፈ ጉባዔ አቶ አባዱላ ገመዳ፣ ማክሰኞ ዕለት ፍርድ ቤት ቀርበው ምስክርነት ሰጡ፡፡

አፈ ጉባዔ አባዱላ የመከላከያነት ምስክርነታቸውን የሰጡት፣ በኦሮሚያ ክልል የቡራዩ ከተማ አስተዳደር ከንቲባ የነበሩት አቶ ኃይሉ ደቻሳና ሌሎች ተጠርጣሪ ተከሳሾች በምስክርነት ስለቆጠሯቸው ነው፡፡

Ethiopia: Loss of Lives and Displacement Due to “Border Dispute” in Eastern Ethiopia

HRLHA Urgent Action

May 08, 2013

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the negligence of both the federal and regional governments in Ethiopia regarding the violence that has been going on for about six months against the Oromos in Eastern Hararge Zone of Oromia Regional State.

WBOn Haleellaa Isaa Itti Fufuun Tarkaanfii Jabeesse

Caamsaa 07, 2013 | Madda Oduu ABO

Godina Harargee Lixaa Ona Odaa Bultum magaala Baddeessaa ganda 02 keessatti poolisoota Wayyaanee uummata doorsisuuf bobba'an gamtaan bakka dhaabbatanitti tarkaanfii irratti fudhatameen poolisootni 11 madaa'an.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee milishootaa fi poolisoota magaalaa Baddeessaatti bobbaasuun kanneen ABO waliin quunnamtii qaban gadi baasaa jedhee hiraarsaa kan ture oggaa tahu ummatni kanneen dirqama diinaa irratti bobba'an kanneen akka gochaa isaanii irraa dhaabbatan hubachiisaa ture. Haa tahu malee hubachiisa ummataa diduun ummata hiraarsuu waan itti fufaniif Ebla 29, 2013 boombii irratti dhoosuun miidhaa irraan geessisuu ajaji WBO Godinaa kanaa beeksise.

Ethiopian peacekeeper killed in Abyei attack: UN

May 05, 2013 | AFP

An Ethiopian peacekeeper was killed and two wounded in an ambush on a convoy in which a top tribal leader was killed in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations said late Saturday.

UN leader Ban Ki-moon said he ‘strongly condemns’ the killings, but called for efforts to prevent an escalation between the rival countries.

Walaloo: Booyyee fi Karkarroo

Saaxil Irraa*

Booyyeef karkarroo godeeyyii bineensaa
Manamoo daggala galmi keessan eessaa
Booyyeen manas gala bifti isaa waa lama
Midhagan si caalaa karkarroodhaan falma.

Balaa Anniyya, Jaarsoo fii Mi’eeysorratti wayyaneedhaan baname

Caamsaa 05, 2013

Waraannii naannoo Soomalii, Oromoo daangaa Soomaletti dhihaattu ammaas weeyrare, namni kumaan lakkaawamu balaa haarayaaf Saaxilaman.

Gabaasaan Mayyu (ona Anniyyaa) irraa nu dhaqqabe akka mirkaneeysutti Waraannii dhaabbataan naannoo Soomalii kan Ogaaden fii loltoonni Liyyuu Polis kan Ogaaden keeysatti ummata shoorarkeeysuun beekkame, daangaa naannoo Oromiyaa cabseee, lafa Oromoo Anniyyaa, Mayyuu Muluqee humnaan dhuunfate. Akka gabaasaa tanaatti, torbaan dabre guyyaa Salaasaa, tuutni loltoota Somalee lamaanuu harka tokko tahanii Oromoorratti waliin bobbahanii jiraattoota Oromoo kanneen naannoo Mayyuu qubatan balaa guddaa irraan gahanii jiran.


Caamsaa 04, 2013 | Y.G(2005)

Yaada dhunfaa mata duree kana jalatti katabame, baatii Amajjii bara 2012 jalqaban dhiheesse ture. Hawwiin kun kan Ummata keenya maraati jechuun ni danda’ama. “Biyya keessa oggu turre, waan Ummata keenyaaf tolu hundi harka keenya keessa jiraate, miidiyaa irratti hojjannu dhabna turre. Biyya alaa baanee ammo, bakka waan hundaa argachuu dandeenyu teeny, bakka waa irratti hojjannee ummata guddaa kana dammaqisinu dhabne”.

Kutaa 2ffaa: Siyaasa gantummaa fi gartummaa to`achuun tokkummaa moraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo (QBO) dhugoomsa

Zakaariyaas Mulataa fi Malkamuu Jaatee | Caamsaa 04, 2013, Oromiyaa

Kutaa 1ffaa Duubisuuf Addana Tuqaa
2. Sochilee QBO takaluu kessatti qooda siyaasa gartummaa
Sirna malee garaa-garummaatti fayyadamuudhaan gartummaa siyasaa sirna-dhabilessa ijaaruudhaan QBO adeemsa dhorkuun hojii abaarameedha. Gartummaa molgaaween siyaasa QBO hogganuun kun adeemsa kessa hirrina hubannaa siyasaa irraa moraa QBO kessatti dhalate fi babalataa adeeme. Siyaasa gartummaa kana kutaalee lamatti adda qoduudhan xinxala.

Oromia: Mass Media Under Arrest – World Press Freedom Day

May 03, 2013 |

As the world marks the UNESCO-adopted World Press Freedom Day today, May 3, 2013, activists of press freedom in the Horn of Africa highlight how the increasingly oppressive and draconian press laws in Ethiopia have led not only to the imprisonments and exiling of scores of Oromo journalists, but also to the wiping out of the Afan Oromo mass media serving the Oromo people in the Horn of African region.

The Oromo people make up the largest nation in the Horn of Africa, and their language, Afan Oromo, is the third largest language with most speakers in Africa. Despite this, there is no independent Afan Oromo media outlet operating in Oromia, the homeland of the Oromo, due to the hostile policies of the Ethiopian government towards Afan Oromo mass media, in addition to the already repressive media laws that have made independent journalism a risky career choice.

Ethiopia: Terrorism Law Decimates Media - Human Rights watch

May 03, 2013 | Human Rights Watch

Free Jailed Journalists, Allow Media Freedom

(Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government should mark World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2013, by immediately releasing all journalists jailed under the country’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law. On May 2, 2013, the Supreme Court upheld an 18-year sentence under the anti-terrorism law for Eskinder Nega Fenta, a journalist and blogger who received the 2012 PEN Freedom to Write Award.

Eleven journalists have been convicted and sentenced since 2011 under Ethiopia’s repressive anti-terrorism law, including six in absentia. Three of the eleven are currently in prison. Two other journalists are currently on trial under the anti-terrorism law. Another journalist, Temesgen Desalegn, the editor of the now defunct independent magazine Feteh, is on trial for three offenses under the criminal code.

US slams Ethiopia's 'political persecution' of critics

May 03, 2013 | Global Post
The United States Thursday slammed "harsh" sentences handed down to an Ethiopian blogger and an opposition leader, voicing concerns about the "politicized prosecution" of government critics.
An Ethiopian court dismissed the appeals of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, jailed last year for terror-related offenses.

Collection of 5 Decades of Oromo Music Hits – Dr. Ali Birra’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary in Oromo Music – Celebrate on July 4, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN


WBOn Bahaa fi Dhiha Oromiyaa Keessa Sosso'u Waraana Wayyaanee Haleeluun Injifannoo Galmeesse

Caamsaa 02, 2013 | Madda Oduu ABO

WBO Baha Oromiyaa

Humni addaa WBO Harargee Dhihaa keessa sosso'u tarkaanfiin diina irratti fudhatu jabeessuun Ebla 24, 2013 harargee Dhihaa bakka Gujee jedhamutti diina haleelee 7 irraa ajjeesuun 5 madeessuu ajajni WBO Harargee Dhihaa beeksise. Kana malees guyyuma kana Hararge dhihaa Ona Mi'eessoo magaalaa Asabootitti lukkee diinaa irratti tarkaanfii fudhatuun adabee jira. Lukkee diinaa tahuun kan ummata rakkisaa ture Rahmatoo tarkaanfiin maayyii kun osoo irratti hin fudhatamiin duratti gochaa ummata Oromoo miidhu raawwataa ture irraa akka dhaabbatu gorsii fi dinniinni kennamaafii turee ajaji godinichaa dabalataan hubachiiseera.

Seenaa kaleessaa odeessaa kallattii dhugaa dabsuun gatatuu (obbaatii ta’uu) dha

Caamsa 02, 2013 | Boonsaa Irraa-Oromiyaa irraa

Hayyee! Attam jirtu? Barreeffama kana yoo dheerate iyyuu haala mijateen gurra sabaan nuuf gahaa!

Seenaan saba tokkoo dhugaa irratti hundaa’e yoom iyyuu hin badu. Diinni hagam yoo seenaa soba barreesse iyyuu dhugaa haquu fi soba irra dibuun dhugaa balleessuu fi awwaaluu tasumaa hin danda’u. Dhugaan yoo awwaalame illee awwaala diinni ittiin isa awwaale foqolchee ifaatti ni baha. Abbaan dhugaa ni turti, ni bulti malee injifannoon kanuma isaa ti.

Needs of Ethiopia’s Street Children not Met, Aid Group Says

May 01, 2013 | VOA

ADDIS ABABA — Shelter is among the many things Ethiopia’s street children long for. But a study by the international aid group Save the Children indicates that local non-governmental organizations and community organizations rarely offer what the street children want.

Azeb Adefrsew, a researcher with Save the Children, said the limited services provided by local NGOs do not match what the kids see as their greatest needs.

Siyaasa gantummaa fi gartummaa to`achuun tokkummaa moraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo (QBO) dhugoomsa

Zakaariyaas Mulataa fi Malkamuu Jaatee | Caamsaa 2013, Oromiyaa


Umamaan ummati Oromoo tokkicha ta`uun ni beekama, sababii ummati Oromoo afaan tokkicha, senaa fi aadaa baroota dheraaf walitti jiru, fi tessuma lafaa waliqabatee irra jiratuuf. Kanafuu ummati Oromoo, akkuma saboota adunyaa kana kessa jiranii, sab-lamummaa (enyummaa) umameef safeefachun tokkomee baroota dheraaf walii wajjin jiraate. Garuu ummati Oromoo akkuma ummatoota adda addaa dhaloota latiinsa sanyii, tessuma lafaa, ilaalcha waaqefannaa, hawaasummaa, fi kkf maraan gosoota heddutti adda ni qodaama. Qodumsi seera umamaa fi dhalotaa hundeefate kun rakkina fidee hin qabu.

Chewing Khat Increasingly Popular Among Ethiopians

May 1, 2013 | VOA

By Martha van der Wolf

ADDIS ABABA — The cultural tradition of chewing khat, a leaf that is a mild narcotic, is on the rise in Ethiopia. The East African nation is one of the world's chief exporters of the crop, earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year.