Slow but Sustained - Ethiopian Muslims' Struggle for Rights Continues

September 30, 2013 | Think Africa Press | By Joris Leverink*
For more than twenty months, the Ethiopian Muslim community has been protesting for their constitutional rights to be respected.

Muslims in Ethiopia have been protesting against government interference in religious affairs for more than twenty months. But ever since the violent crackdown by Ethiopian security forces on peaceful protestors during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Arsi last month, the Muslim community has been wary of organising new rallies.

Whereas some observers believe that the movement has lost its momentum, activists engaged in the protests vow to continue their peaceful resistance until their demands are met.

Saudi-Yemen Barrier Blocks Ethiopian Migrants

September 30, 2013 | Voice Of America

A popular path for Ethiopians to work as illegal household help in Saudi Arabia has been blocked by construction of a 75 kilometer-long three meter-high concrete-filled pipline, that is supposed to eventually span the entire 1,800 kilometer Saudi-Yemen border.

The Saudi-Yemen Barrier is designed to discourage illegal entry by Yemenis and other foreigners from sneaking across the border for work, to stop smugglers bringing in weapons for extremists and to end the shipment of qat – a plant whose leaves are a mild but illegal stimulant – to eager Saudi consumers.

TVORO: Ayyaana Irreecha Oromoo Fulbaana 28 bara 2013 Oslo, Norway


To all Oromo in the United Kingdom: Irreechaa Festival 2013 in UK, London on 12 October 2013

To all oromo in the United Kingdom
You are invited to celebrate UK Irreechaa Festival 2013 at Hampstead Heath Park, Parliament Hill  Fields, Highgate Road in London.

After the ceremony there will be a get together at Westbourne Community Centre for people to have time to exchange their views about the thanks giving day.

There will be Oromo musical entertainments in the evening. Come and celebrate the festival.

Water Wars: Egyptians Condemn Ethiopia's Nile Dam Project

September 27, 2013 | National Geography  | By Peter Schwartzstein in Cairo

As the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam takes shape, tempers rise.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam along the Nile has
ignited a water debate between Egypt and Ethiopia.
"Ethiopia is killing us," taxi driver Ahmed Hossam said, as he picked his way through Cairo's notoriously traffic-clogged streets. "If they build this dam, there will be no Nile. If there's no Nile, then there's no Egypt."

Projects on the scale of the $4.7 billion, 1.1-mile-long (1.7-kilometer-long) Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam often encounter impassioned resistance, but few inspire the kind of dread and fury with which most Egyptians regard plans to dam the Blue Nile River.

Sakharov and the fight for a free press in Ethiopia

September 27, 2013 | Committee to Protect Journalists  |  By Mohamed Keita*

In 1968, Andrei Sakharov braved censorship and personal risk in the Soviet Union to give humanity an honest and timeless declaration of conscience. That same year, Ethiopia's most prominent dissenter, Eskinder Nega, was born. In January 1981, a year into Sakharov's exile in the closed city of Gorky, Reeyot Alemu, another fierce, Ethiopian free thinker, was born.

Libya: Thousands of Refugees in Life-Threatening

The following is a statement from the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) 
HRLHA Urgent Action

September 24, 2013

For Immediate Release

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has learnt through its correspondents that hundreds of thousands of refugees in Libya, most of whom were from the Horn of African countries such as Ethiopian and Eritrea, are in a very dangerous situation after they were evicted from their original refugee camps in Benghazi, Libya where they stayed for the past three years. The eviction took place following the infiltration and assault of the refugees by who were described as workers of the Libyan Red Crescent on the 13th of September, 2013. The assault included beating and stabbings by knives. Those who broke out of the shelters to run away from the assaults were met with Libyan armed forces that were stationed around the camps prior to the starting of the assault. Then, the refugees were forced out of the camp on allegations that they attempted to instigate disturbances in the city, and taken to remote area known as Alshatti.

Kenya: Police Alert at Border With Ethiopia

September 24, 2013 | The Star

Security has been tightened at the border of Ethiopia and Kenya following the Westgate attack. Marsabit county commissioner Isaiah Nakoru said the security apparatus in the region have been upscaled and the patrols intensified to ensure that the suspected attackers don't flee out or into the country. He said all police chiefs have been ordered to beef up their security checks and ensure no one gets in or out of the country.

Maal Dhaammate Gootnii??

Ayyaana Irreechaa Baranaa Laalchisee Waamicha Ummata Oromoo Maraaf!

Fulbaana 23, 2013 | Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Ayyaanni ummata Oromoo guddichi waggaatti gaaf tokko hawwii ol’aanaadhaan eegamu, Irreechi, Dilbata dhufu Fulbaana 29, bara 20013 kabajamee oola. Ayyaana ummata Oromoo fageenya adda addaa irraa waamee walitti fidu kana milkeessuuf sabboontonni Oromoo tattaaffii guddaatti jiran. Hiree waggaatti gaaf takkittii argamtu tana irratti ummanni Oromoo miliyoonotaan bahee waan hirmaatuuf, guyyicha guyyaa isaa (Annual Oromo Day) godhatee akka oolu beekamaa dha. Ayyaanni kun raaw’annaa irreeffannaaf jecha Hora Ha rSadiitti kan geggeeffamu tahu illee, guyyaan kun Finfinnee dabalatee magaalaalee fi baadiyyaalee Oromiyaa mara keessatti Guyyaa Oromoo tahee oola. Ummanni Oromoo ayyaana isaa Irreecha sadarkaa kanatti ol guddifachuu kan danda’e qabsoo waggoottan dheeraa dabran taasisaa baheeni malee kennaa mootummaa Wayyaaneetiin akka hin tahinis ifa galaa dha.

Ethiopia Could Face ‘Large-Scale’ Attacks From Somalia’s Al-Shabaab – Medrek (Ethiopia's government Opposition)

September 23, 2013 | Shabelle net

Addis Ababa — An official from Ethiopia’s biggest opposition group, Medrek, said on Saturday that Ethiopia could face a similar attack to this weekend’s assault on a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi that has killed at least 68 people and injured hundreds others.

Ethiopia and Kenya both have deployed their armies to neighboring Somalia to address what they said was a threat to regional security caused by the al-Qaeda-linked Somali Al-Shabaab movement, the group which has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ethiopia’s Future: Self-Rule of Golden Oromia With or Without Shared-Rule of Great Oromia

September 22, 2013 | By Fayyis Oromia*

More than enough is written about the past and the future of the currently existing Ethiopian empire. Here is a short repetition from my present point of view. Ethiopia is only a fraction of the so called Cushland (Great Oromia = land of proto-Cush) in the northeastern part of Africa, in which several Cushitic nations are found. Certain parts of these nations in the northern part of the empire are already Abyssinized due to the cultural and linguistic influence of the Semites from the Middle East; some in the southern part are Bantunized due to the contact with certain Bantu nations; and the others in the eastern part are a bit Arabinized due to the cultural and religious contact with the Arab world. But, at the core of the empire is a relatively unaffected part, now called Oromia, still preserving the main values of the proto-Cush, the part which I would like to give the name Golden Oromia, parallel to the original home of the Cushites, known as Nubia (land of Gold).

Simbirtuu Radio Interviews with Popular Oromo Artist Faaxee Anniyyaa and Recently Defected Journalist Sifan Midhagsaa


A call for Conference organized by a human right advocacy group in London: September 28, 2013

To all Oromos and friends of Oromos
A Human Right Advocacy Group, composed of oppressed peoples have organized a conference on the current state of human rights situation in the worst hit regions in Ethiopia (Oromia, Ogaden, Somali, Sidama, Shakacho, Anyuak and Benishangul states).

Coordinated and sustainable effort is needed to make an end to repression and bring perpetrators to justice.

Please come and take part in this important work.
DATE: 28th September 2013 
TIME: 14:00 - 21:30 pm
          VENUE: West Training Unit 16 Merrick Road,
                         South hall, UB2 4 AU


September 20, 2013 | Counter | By GRAHAM PEEBLES*

They speak of democracy, but act violently to suppress dissenting voices and control the people through the inculcation of fear: they ignore human rights and trample on the people, they are a tyrannical wolf in democratic sheep’s clothing, causing suffering and misery to thousands of people throughout Ethiopia. The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government repeatedly scoffs at international law and consistently acts in violation of their own Federal constitution – a liberal document written by the regime to please and deceive their foreign supporters. They have enacted laws of repression: the widely condemned Charities and Societies (ATD) law (CSO law) and the Anti Terrorism Declaration, which is the main tool of political control, together with the ‘Mass Media and Freedom of Information Proclamation’ they form a formidable unjust arsenal of government control. Freedom of the media (which is largely ‘state-owned’) is denied and political dissent is all but outlawed.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee Dargaggoota Oromoo maqaa Miseensummaa ABOn yakkuun hidhuu itti fufe

 Fulbaana 20, 2013 | Qeerroo Amboo

Mootummaan wayyaanee gaaffii mirgaa finiinaa jiruu fi dura dhaabbannaa miidhama mirga dhala namaa itti jiramu hidhaan ala filannoo haaraa kan hin qabne Godina Shawaa lixaa magaala Amboo keessatti dargaggoota mana hidhaatti ukkaamsaa jira. Akka kanaan Fulbaana 19, 2013 Mootummaan Wayyaanee waraqaalee dhaadannoo “ABOn Gaachana Ilmaan Oromooti” kan jedhu maxxansitanii jirtan jechuun dargaggoota hojii dhabdoota mana hidhaatti guuraa jira.

The Oromo Democratic Front’s/ODF’s Calgary, Canada, Meeting-Aug. 31, 2013



 Fulbaana 20, 2013 | Y.G(2005)

Habaabileen keenya akaakilee keenyaaf, Biyyaa fi ummata seenaa mataa isaa qabu dhiisanii dabran. akaakileen keenya ammoo, Biyya walabummaa qabdu dhaalee, Biyya gabrummaa jalaatti kufte Abbootii keenyaaf dhaalsise dabre. Abbootiin keenyaa fi dhalooti isaan harkaa fuudhes, waan Abbootii isaanii irraa dhaalan bakkatti deebisuuf qabsoo wal irraa hin cinne gaggeessaa haa jiraatan malee, seenaan waggaa 150 olii, gabrummaa waliif dabarsuudha. Qooqa, aadaa, dudhaa, seenaa gabrummaa jalatti sukkumamu walii dabarsaa har’a geenye jirra. Biyyaa fi Ummati kabajamaan kun garuu har’allee gabrummaa jala jira. Dhalooti har’as, imaanaa abbootii isaa fi akaakilee isaa bakkatti deebisuuf, lubbuu isaa bakka bu’aa hin qabne wareeguuf gama hundaan sochii taasisaa jira.

Paarlaamaan Awrooppaa gaazexeessota Itiyoopiyaa hidhaa keessa jiran iif beekkannaa kenne

Fulbaana 20, 2013 | VOA

WASHINGTON, DC — parlaamaan Awrooppaa Maqaa kaadhimamtoota badhaas Sakaaroov kan yaada ofii bilisummaan ibsachuu kan beeksise wixata darbe ture.

Akka ibsa paarlaamaa sanaatti lammii pakistan kan taate Malaayilaa Yuu saav zaay, lammii Ameerikaa Edward Snoweden lammiiwwan Itiyoopiyaa Riyoota Alemuu fi Iskindir Neggaa lammiiwwan Belaarus Alis Biya latiskii, Edward Labaa wuu, fi Makol Stat kevich, maqaa hidhamtoota polotiikaa biyyattii maraa, lammii Rashiyaa Mikaa’el kodoroviskii Nama lubuun jiru kan jedhuun ka jalqabame mormitoota mootummaa turkii, odu gabaasaa caasaa TV CNN sagantaa garbummaa jabanaa dhabamsiisuu jedhu turan.

RAB: With ODF’s VP Dr. Dima Nogo on ODF and the Recent Calgary Meeting; Also, RAB Interviews Artist Hacaaluu Hundeessa


The ODF Chronicles: Resentment, Remorse and Repenting

September 18, 2013 | By Suutumaa Guutaa |

The newly mint Oromo political organization named the Oromo Democratic Front has become the talking point for so many over the last four or five months. Among the media outlets that had been scrambling to air what the ODF is up to, the social media and the gossip rooms ranked first followed by the Ethiopian satellite TV (ESAT)while the dust seems to settle after the first wave of all the mixed emotions about this infant politico.

Environmental Disaster and Cultural Genocide committed by TPLF on Oromo People

September 18, 2013 | By Bekele Anisa, DVM*

The purpose of this piece is not to come out with something new about injustices being done to Oromo People as many well known scholars have done and doing better job in their articles on different occasions. The sole objective of this piece is to share with my fellow Oromians what I witnessed when I made a short trip to Oromia 3 years ago because that frightening experience is still haunting me every single night. At this juncture, I appreciate also any feedback and critics if my analysis is bogus, exaggerated, or I am just turning paranoid.

In Ethiopia, more land grabs, more indigenous people pushed out

September 17, 2013 | CS MONITOR | By Will Davison

A journalist's visit to South Omo, where rights groups say police have raped women and otherwise pressured locals to leave an area tagged to become a huge sugar plantation, was quickly curtailed by authorities.

Ethiopian zookeeper killed in lion attack

September 16, 2013 | Sapa-AFP

A lion at the Addis Ababa zoo attacked and killed a zookeeper Monday after he forgot to close the door to the inner cage where the lion sleeps, officials said.

The enemy of our struggle

September 16, 2013 | By Bariisoo

The Oromo people (nation) as a nation existed as subjects and exist as subjects but will not exist as subjects until forever. The factors that forced us to be subjects are: physical enemies and abstract enemies.

The abstract enemy that fought us and continued to fight us is poverty, ignorance, disease, identity crisis, ill-bred compartments, cowardness, corrosion and corruption at societal and leadership level. Abstract enemy is the derivative of physical enemy and natural calamities.

Jiddu Gala Galma Aadaa Oromoo Magaalaa Finfinnee Keessatti

Fulbaana 15, 2013 | Mootii Qixxeessaa*

Edda Uummanni OROMOO handhuura OROMOYAA Finfinneerraa buqqa’ee kunoo waggaan gara 130 lakkaa’amaa jira. Buqa’iinsa sana dura Finfinnee fi naannoon ishee lafa OROMOOnni horanii irra bobbaasan, qotanii irraa galfatan dachee laliftuu fi badhaatuu bosona uffatte, laliftuu beneensonnii fi simbiroonni sanyii adda addaa keessaa fi irra bashaadan akka turte hin shakkamu.

Edda nyaapha koloneeffataa, nama nyaataa bulgicha Minilik jedhamuun durfame harkatti kuftee as yaroo dhaa gara yarootti gaaddifti bosona ishee barbadaayun, bineensonnii fi simbirroowwan daggala ishees mancaafamuun beekkamaa dha. Bakkeewwan Ulfoon safuu, duudhaa fi aadaa OROMOOf mallattoo bu’uraa turan hora Finfinnee, dhakaa araaraa, gaaddisni Oddaawwaniif bakkeewwan kabajamoo ta’an biroo carraa duula balleessii kanaan kabajaan irraa mulqamee warra soqolattee kanaan soqolamanii salphinaaf saaxilaman.

Heavy fighting between ONLF and Ethiopia coalition Troops reported in Ogaden

September 15, 2013 | Ogaden today | By Mohamed Faarah

A heavy fighting between, Ogaden National Liberation Front, “ONLF” a secessionist group fighting for the independence of Ogaden Region in eastern Ethiopia, populated by Somali ethnic and Ethiopian Troops is reported.

A according to a report received by Ogadentoday Press , About 150 ONLF fighters attacked on military Camp located at Hoolla, a small village between Dhagahbour and Jigjiga, a capital city of local administration.

The report says, the camp surrounded by ONLF’s forces near Jigjiga on 9 September.

Oromo Youth held a successful Demonstration on 14 september 2013 in Oslo, Norway (Video)


Godina Lixaa Shawaattii Gaaffiin Mirgaa Amantoota Waqeffaannaa Jabaatee itti fufe.

Fulbaana 15, 2013 | Qeerroo Amboo

Hordoftoonni amantaa waaqeffannaa godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Ada’aa Bargaa mirga amantaa argachuu qabna jechuudhaan gaaffii lafaa iddoo itti waaqeffatan yeroo gara yerootti gaafachaa jiru. Deebiin jala deemtota mootummaa wayyaanee garuu, isin dhimmaa amantaa osoo hin taane kaayyoo siyaasa ABO ummata barsiisaa jirtu jechuun hidhuu fi doorsiisuu akka furmataatti fudhachuun, doorsisaa jiru. Gidduu kana walgahii magaala aanichaa Incinnii irratti taa’ameen isin gonkuma lafas ta’e eeyyama argachuu hin dandeessan jechuun murtee dabarsaniiru. Garuu, dargaggoonni naannichaa gaaffiin keenya duuba hin deebihu itti fufna jedhanii jala dhaabbatan. Deemaatii eeyyama Oromiyaa irraa fidadhaa jechuun deebii jallataa fi walxaxaa laataniiru.

‘Abbaa Irree Didne! Dimookitraasii Tole Jenne! Oromoo Addatti Dararuu fi Ajjeesuun Haa Dhaabatu!’ jedhan, Hiriirtonni London Keessaa

Fulbaana 13, 2013 | VOA |  Namoo Daandii Irraa

WASHINGTON, DC — Lammiwwan Oromoo Briteen keessa jiraatan, har’a, magaalaa London keessatti walga’uudhaan, “Mootummaan Itiyoophiyaa uummata Oromootti addatti fuuleffachuudhaan, ukkaamsaa fi cunqursaa adda addaa, hidhaa, dararaa fi ajjeechaa irratti geggeessaa jira”  ka jedhan balaaleffachuuf hiriira bahanii jiran. Hawaasa Oromoo Briteen keessa jiraataniin ka qophaa’e - hiriira mormii har’aa kana kanneen qindeessan keessaa tokko - Prezidaantii Mana-murtii Oromiyaa durii fi abbaa-murtii Mana-murtii Walii-galaa Federaalaa Itiyoophiyaa durii amma London jiraatan - Obbo Teshaalee Abarraa telefoonaan Raadiyoo Sagalee Ameerikaaf akka ibsanitti, sababaan hiriira isaanii ijoon, dhiheenya kana – Hagayya 23, bara 2013 halkan Injiiner Tesfaahun Camadaa mana hidhaa Qaallittii keessatti du’uu ta’e iyyuu, kaayyoon isaa sana caalaa bal’aa ta’uu dubbatan.

Speech by Author Kadiro Elemo at the Book Signing Ceremony of ‘The United States and Ethiopia: The Tragedy of Human Rights’


Aid agencies accused of ignoring rights abuses in Ethiopia

September 13, 2013 | THE LANCET   | By Samuel Loewenberg

Several major aid agencies have been blamed for not addressing rights violations in Ethiopia, including those linked to their programmes in the country. Samuel Loewenberg reports.

The World Bank, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) have consistently failed to act on allegations of human rights abuses in Ethiopia, including ones that are tied to their aid programmes, according to new reports by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Oakland Institute, a California-based think tank.

Biyya Ormaa keessa jiraannuus Aadaan Ofii Dagatamuu Hin Qabu !

Fulbaana 10, 2013 | VOA

WASHINGTON, DC — Kan dhiyeenya kana kitaabaa fi siidii faaruu aadaa Oromoo irratti fulleeffate qopheessan Doktoor Kuwee Kumsaa keessumaa dubartootaa fi shamarran kan ilalaleen aadaan ture dagatamaa jira jedhu.

Uummanni godhina addaa naannoo Finfinnee jiraatu bishaan summaawaan miidhamaa jiru.

Fulbaana 10, 2013 | Qeerroo

BU’AA OROMIYAAN FINFINNEE IRRAA ARGATTE, Uummatni godina addaa Finfinnee jiraatan sababa xurii Finfinnee irraa gadi yaa’u hanqinna bishaan qulqulluutiin rakkachaa jiraachuun beekama.

Itti gaafatamaan waajjira Bishaan Albuuda fi inarjii godina addaa Finfinnee Obbo Maatiwoos Alamu akka jedhanitti aanota Finfinnee marsanii jiraatan keessaa aanaa Muloo qofaatu bishaan qulqulluu argachaa jira. Warri kaan garuu xurini

ACT Alliance Alert: Emergency Response to flash flood survivors in Kemissie and Dewachefa (Oromia)

September 10, 2013 | By Elisabeth Gouel |

Alert: Ethiopia

Emergency Response to Flash Flood Survivors in Oromia Zone of Amhara Region

OSA’s Statement on the Formation of a Committee to Facilitate Establishment of Oromo Media Organization

Remembering the past to advance the Oromo struggle forward

September 08, 2013 | By Kadiro A. Elemo*

The Oromo people, the single largest ethnic group in the Horn of Africa, with the third widely spoken language in Africa after Arabic and Hausa, were incorporated into the Ethiopian Empire in the second half of the 19th century by successive conquests undertaken by Abyssinian emperors. Prior to the conquests, the Oromo, a nation of the free, elected their leaders democratically according to the Gadaa system, one of the egalitarian systems they contributed to the world civilization. The British diplomat Walter Plowden remarked that ‘Gadaa is superior among republican systems’ and Gadaa government “as pure as a republic can exist.” Similarly, an Eritrean anthropologist, Asmarom Legesse, described Gadaa as “the most astonishing and instructive turns [in] the evolution of human society.” Bulatovich, who traveled through the Oromo land, described Oromo’s republican system as “the peaceful, free way of life, which could have become the ideal for philosophers and writers of the eighteenth century [Europe], if they had known of it.”

Demonstration in Oslo, Norway against the Ethiopian killer regime: September 14, 2013

The Oromo Youth Movement in Norway, together with Oromo nationalists has finished its preparation to hold demonstration on Saturday September 14, 2013.

Displacement follows clashes on Kenya-Ethiopia border

MOYALE, 6 September 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of families remain displaced from the northern Kenya district of Moyale, close to the Ethiopian border, following the latest spate of clan violence, which has left at least two dozen dead since it broke out on 30 August.

Aid agencies say they have been unable to conduct a comprehensive assessment of humanitarian needs, essential for providing emergency assistance to populations in some of the district's more volatile areas.

Ethiopia: '160-year-old man' claims to remember 1895

September 06, 2016 | BBC (news from elsewhere)

An Ethiopian reporter claims to have discovered the world's oldest living man.

Dhaqabo Ebba - a library of knowledge
Retired farmer Dhaqabo Ebba claims to have clear memories of Italy's 1895 invasion of the country. In an interview with regional Oromiya TV, he provided so much detail on the changes of power in his local area that reporter Mohammed Ademo has become convinced that Dhaqabo must be at least 160 - 46 years older than the oldest ever recorded man.

Public Rally By Oromo Communit In UK For Human Right and Freedom, Protest Against the Ethiopian Killer Regime- September 13, 2013

The Oromo Community in the UK organized a public protest (rally) to protest and expose crimes against humanity by the current regime in Ethiopia and seek justice for the victims. This protest aims to inform the
international community not only to stop aiding the perpetrators but also hold them accountable for planning and carrying out sustained crimes against humanity on the Oromo people. Over the past two decades thousands of unarmed civilians: students, human rights activists, political figures of all age have been subjected to uninterrupted extrajudicial killings, mass arrests, tortures, kidnapping and disappearances etc. The recent killing of Tesfahn Chemeda, who was kidnapped in Kenya after being extradited back to Ethiopia, is one tragic example. Alemayehu Gerba was gunned down in the same way as Tesfahun while in prison. The continued harassment of Muslim community and killings of people in Kofele and other parts of Ethiopia demonstrated the scale of government brutality against the people and its obsession to control and lead through its agents even in the faith groups which has already been proved in the Orthodox church since the regime assumed power.

Oromo farmer from Ethiopia may be the oldest living person

September 04, 2013 | By Mohammed Ademo | OPride

At an estimated 160 years of age, Dhaqabo Ebba, a retired peasant and well-known community elder from the Oromia region in Ethiopia, could be the oldest living person ever.

In an interview conducted by the state-run TV Oromiya and published online on Aug. 12, 2013, Ebba — who has no birth certificate to prove his exact age — says he has lived through and witnessed a transfer of power among all of the five Gadaa Oromo political parties in four rotations.

"Wal-falmiin Televiziyoona Itiyoophiyaan Dhihaate Gowwoomsaa Dha"

Fulbaana 04, 2013 | Namoo Daandii Irraa | VOA

WASHINGTON, DC — Bakka-bu’oonni Mootummaa Itiyoophiyaa fi ka paartiilee mormituu, torban dabre kana, Televiiziyoona biyyattii irratti waliin dhihaatanii ennaa seera farra-shororkeessummaa irratti wal-falmii geggeessan mul’atee jira. Itiyoophiyaa keessatti wal-falmiin akkasii yeroo baay’ee hin mul’atu. Qeeqawwan Mootummaa Itiyoophiyaa irratti dhihaataa turan keessaa tokko carraan akkanaa Paartiilee mormitootaaf banamuu dhabuu akka tahe beekamaa dha. Kanaaf jecha wal-falmiin torban dabree kun ija namoota hedduu harkise.

Oromiyaa Keessatti Oromoonni Filmii Afaan Oromoon Qopha’an Daw’atan Xiqqaa Dha

Fulbaana 04, 2013 | Jaallannee Gammadda Irraa | VOA

WASHINGTON, DC — Yunivarsitti saayinsii fi Teknikaa kan Adaamaa irraa barnoota Sooftweer Injinariing jedhamuun digrii duraan kan eebbaifame dargaggoo Baa’isaa Dirribaa Badhaane Filmii afaan Oromoo WAAKKII jedhamu qopheessee agarsisaa ture. Yeroo ammaa garuu Filmii kana agarsisuu dhaabuu isaa dubbata.

Haadha gootota hedduu; Ammas diinni kee haa gaddu!

Fulbaana 03 | Jiituu Lammii; Unbarsiitii Finfinnee

Dubbiin bubbulee, miidhaan jajjabaatee- ija saba koorraa imimaan qooru dide. Har’a: qonnaan bulaa meeqatu qe’ee isaarraa buqqa’aa jira? Xaa’oo ykn. sanyii ‘filatamaa’ bitachuu dadhabee alagaa laga ce’ee dhufeetti lafa isaa kennee ofii du’atti harka kenna? Ilmaan Oromoo barnootaan akka hinfullaane immaammata akkamtu hojiirra oolaa jira? Warri akkuma ta’ettuu barnoota sadarkaa olaanaa xumuranis yoo ta’e meeqatu hojii dhabee warra maatii isaa qe’eerra buqqiseef ergamuuf jooraa oola? Innuu dhibee meeqatu abdii kutatee lubbuu ofii balleessa? Meeqatu roorroo kana hunda baqaaf jecha manaa bahee gammoojjii fi galana ormaa keessatti bineensi nyaata? Qeesonni Habashaa ‘bataskaana’ araddaa Oromoorra dhaaban keessa dhokatanii maal hojjachaa jiru? Kurnoon (buusiin) ilmaan Habashaa biyya hambaatii maqaa amantiin ‘bataskaana’ qe’ee Oromoo jirutti roobsaan Oromoorratti maal hojjata? Miidiyaaleen Afaan Amaaraatiin halkanii guyyaa lallabaa jiran guddina Oromoo fi Oromummaarratti maal godhaa jiru…? 

Author/Journalist Abdi Fite on Dr. Google Show with Author Kadir Elemo


Aayyoo Makka remembers the battle of Dhombir

September 03, 2013 | By Abdullatif Dire* | OPride

“It was a grievous experience,” said Makka Bariso somberly recounting her unspeakable ordeals under successive Ethiopian rulers starting with emperor Haile Selassie.

Makka — or as she is affectionately called Akkoo meaning grandmother in Oromo — is the oldest wife of the late Hajii Adam Jilo Webo, a prominent figure in the Oromo struggle for freedom. Webo died in exile in 2005 after decades of resistance against three Ethiopian regimes, including the current one.

Aayyoo Makka, who came to the U.S. in 2007, now lives with her grandson in Minneapolis, thousands of miles away from her homeland, which she profoundly misses. Born sometime in 1910s in the Bale zone of Oromia region, Akkoo spent her early childhood herding cattle when not tending to house chores. Like most women of her generation, Makka, who did not attend school, married Webo at an early age. She led a good and happy life amid her extended family network, since they had a lot of cows, camels, and goats – thanks to the abundance of grazing land in the area.

Hawaasi Oromoo Magaalaa Otta Norway Sirna Mootummaa EPRDF Mormuun Hiriira Nagaa Bahan

Fulbaana 03, 2013 | Madda Oddu ABO

Dubbadhu Qaallittii! .... Dubbadhu Qaallittii!....Dubbadhu Qaallittii!


Hawaasti Oromoo Gooticha Oromoo, Inj. Tasfahuun Camadaa fi Ilmaan Oromoo Ajjeefaman Yaadatan

Fulbaana 2, 2013 | Madda Oddu ABO
Konyaan ABO Victoria gooticha Oromoo mana hidhaa Wayyaanee keessatti ajjeefame, Injinar Tasfaahuun Camadaa, ilaalchisuun sagantaa yaadannoo mata duree “Oromiyaaf Haa Dubbannu” jedhu jalatti qopheesse; hawaasa Oromoo magaalaa Melbourne waliin marii gaggeeffate.

New Ethiopian Party Hopes to Stage Anti-government Rally

September 02, 2013 | By Marthe van der Wolf | VOA

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s youngest opposition party, the Blue Party, says it will try again to hold a demonstration against the government. The party had planned to hold a protest this past weekend, but was stopped when more than 100 members were arrested.

The Blue Party held a successful demonstration against the government in June, Ethiopia's first anti-government protest in eight years.

Somalia: President Farole Jetted Back From Addis Ababa After Airport Officials Did Not Allow Him to Enter

September 02, 2013 | Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

The president of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland Abdutahman Mohamed Farolee has jetted back to Nairobi today after Ethiopian security officials rejected him to enter Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. According to reliable sources in Addis Ababa, president Farole has flown from Nairobi, Kenya through Ethiopian Airline flight but he has returned back with his flight to Nairobi.

OSA’s Letter to Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the death of Engineer Tesfahun Chemeda

                                                                                                                           September 02, 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

Your Excellency Ki-moon:

I am writing on behalf of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA), a scholarly organization established by Oromo and non-Oromo scholars to promote studies on and relevant to the Oromo people. The Oromo Studies Association is deeply saddened and alarmed by the death of Engineer Tesfahun Chemeda in Ethiopian gulag. The ordeal that finally led to such horrific death of Engineer Chemeda highlights the systematic persecution of the Oromo people in Ethiopia and beyond which OSA and its scholars have documented and published for the last 27 years.

Ethiopia: Gambling On Education

September 02, 2013 | Africa In Fact | By Elissa Jobson


Graduation day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, and the traffic has come to a standstill on Tele Bole, one of the city's main arterial roads.

Proud students and their beaming parents are spilling out of the cavernous Millennium Hall convention centre. Restaurants across town are packed with young men and women dressed in mortarboards and academic gowns celebrating the fruits of three or four years of hard work. And this year there are more than ever before.

Ethiopia Police raid office, seize equipment, block rally, beat some

September 01, 2013 | By Associated Press*

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- An opposition leader in Ethiopia says police have prevented his group from staging a rally to demand the release of jailed activists.

Yilkal Getnet, who heads the opposition Blue party, said Sunday that police raided their headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday night and beat up some party members. He said police also seized banners and equipment that would have been used during a street protest on Sunday.