Oromo Year in Review 2014: Weighing the Bright and the Dark Side

December 31, 2014 | Oromo Press
  Year of Massacre, Protest and Impunity
For the Oromo, the year 2014 has been simultaneously a year of success stories and tragedy because of the peaceful protests that took place in Oromia from April to June 2014, leading to the massacre of over 200 Oromo students and the imprisonments of thousands. The year is drawing to an end without Ethiopian officials and security personnel responsible for the killings being held accountable locally and internationally. Year of impunity for TPLF ruling elites who went on genocide spree in Oromia. Oromo students were protesting what was termed the “Addis Ababa Master Plan,” a land grabbing genocide plan calculated to evict millions of Oromo farmers from their ancestral land. Many places in Oromia saw many deaths in connection with Oromo Protests. Oromo Protests by Qeerroo Oromiyaa, Oromiya’s youth movement, remains the prominent highlight of the year.

Ethiopia 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report from Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department Of State

December 31, 2014 | US Department of State, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas are exploited in domestic servitude and, less frequently, prostitution within the country, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, herding, guarding, and street vending. The central market in Addis Ababa is home to the largest collection of brothels in Africa, with girls as young as 8-years-old in prostitution in these establishments. Ethiopian girls are forced into domestic servitude and prostitution outside of Ethiopia, primarily in Djibouti, South Sudan, and in the Middle East. Ethiopian boys are subjected to forced labor in Djibouti as shop assistants, errand boys, domestic workers, thieves, and street beggars. Young people from Ethiopia’s vast rural areas are aggressively recruited with promises of a better life and are likely targeted because of the demand for cheap domestic labor in the Middle East.

Saudi Star To Restart Rice Project on Disputed Anuak Lands in Ethiopia

December 31, 2014 | By Fatima Hansia, CorpWatch Blog
An abandoned Anuak village in Gambella, Ethiopia.
Photo: Julio Garcia. Used under Creative Commons license.
Saudi Star Agricultural Development plans to pump $100 million into a rice export project in Gambella region of Ethiopia despite allegations of human rights violations surrounding the “villagization” program under which the land has been taken from indigenous Anuak pastoralists to lease to foreign investors. 

The company is owned by Mohamed al-Amoudi, who was born in Ethiopia to a Saudi father and an Ethiopian mother. Al-Amoudi made a fortune from construction contracts to build Saudi Arabia's national underground oil storage complex. Now a billionaire many times over, al-Amoudi has invested heavily in Ethiopia where he owns a gold mine and a majority stake in the national oil company.

British security guard faces death penalty in Ethiopia after being found guilty of terrorism offences

December 31, 2014 | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Verkaik
Ali Adorus was arrested in Ethiopia in 2013 and
accused of  being a member of terrorist groups
A British man who claims he was tortured in an Ethiopian prison is facing the death penalty after being found guilty of terrorism offences.

Ali Adorus, a security guard from east London, was subjected to electrocution, hooding and beatings during his 18-month imprisonment in the East African country, according to allegations made against Ethiopia and Britain to the United Nations High Commission.

Before leaving Britain to visit family in Ethiopia in 2012, Mr Adorus had complained that he had been targeted by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police over alleged links to Islamic extremism.

#AfaanBookTour- Products Explained by Toltuu Tufaa


Toltuu Tufaa, Porojeektii Afaanii fi Eennummaa Oromoo Addunyaatti Guddisuuf Jalqabde, ‘Afan Publications’ Eebbisiisuutti Jirti

Muddee 30, 2014 | VOA Afaan Oromoo

Gaafa tokkoo manii barumsaa tokko ijoollee cufaan afaan keessaniin suuraa kaasaa, wa barreessaa kootta jedhe, jennaan daahimii tokko dadhabe maaliif akka dadhabe gale maatii isaa gaafate.

Toltuun sun irratti garaa hammaatee achi irraa kaatee afaan Oromoo akkamitti sadarlkaa addunyaatti akka guddisuu dandeettu yaaddee hujiiti seente jedha warrii isii beeku.

Hujii Afaan Oromootiin guddisut tanaan ‘Afan Publications’ jettee moggaafte, Toltuun.

Waggaa Haaraa ilaalchisuun dhaamsa ABO: Amajjii 2015

  • Miseensota ABO QBO Dirqama Duraa Godhatuun Qabsootti Dhaabbataa Jirtan;
  • Waraana Bilisummaa Oromoo Bilisummaa Oromoo Dhugoomsuuf Wareega Qaalii Baasaa Jirtu; 
  • Dargaggootaa Oromoo, Sirnaa fi Diina Farra Oromoo fi Bilisummaa Oromoo Irratti Finciluun Mirga Ummata Keessaniif Falmaa Hadhawaa garuu Boonsaa Irratti Cichitanii Argamtan;
  • Ummata Oromoo, Sirna Gabrummaa Haalaan Hadhaawaa fi Umurii Dheeraa Of Irraa Darbatuuf Qbsoo Haqaa of Irratti Irkannoo Qofaan Gaggeessaa Jirtu;
  • Akkasumas Firoottan QBO
Baga waggaa haaraa 2015 geessan. Waggaan haaraa kunis waggaa ummatni Oromoo bittaa alagaa of irraa kuffisee bilisummaa fi walabummaa biyyaa isaa qabsoo isaatiin itti gonfatu akka tahu, akkasumas diinni ummatoota cunqurfamoo irratti roorrisaa jiru itti jilbeenfachiisamee, hawwii fi fedhiin ummatootaa itti guutamu akka tahu ABOn hawwa. 

Waggaa haaraa seene kana keessa maaltu raawwatamuu qaba? Fedhii fi hawwiin ummata qabsoofnuuf akkamiin guutama? gaaffiilee jedhaniif deebii gahaa fi qabatamaa kennuuf waggaa dabre keessa kan raawwatamee fi kan hanqate ilaallatuun fardii dha. Kanaaf bara 2014 keessa haala dhaabni keenya ABOn keessa ture, haala ummata keenyaa fi haala diinaa wal yaadachiisuu feesisa. 

Raadiyoo Sagalee Oromoo Marii Hayyuu Duree ABO Obbo Daawud Ibsaa Waliin Tahe Kutaa 1ffaa fi Kutaa 2ffaa


New Report On Ethiopia from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: High number of measles cases despite vaccination coverage and 2015 Humanitarian Requirements Update

December 30, 2014 | Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

  • Measles cases continue to be reported in large numbers despite on-going Government efforts for mass immunization. More than 15,500 suspected measles cases were reported in 2014.
  • The 2014 meher humanitarian needs assessment teams concluded the assessment on 21 December. Preliminary reports indicate that despite the late onset, the kiremt rains performed well in most parts of the country.
  • The Food Management Taskforce’s Prioritization Committee allocated resources for the sixth relief food round for 3.2 million people nationwide.
High number of measles cases despite vaccination coverage

Measles continue to be reported in large numbers despite on-going Government efforts for mass immunization. In 2014, more than 15,500 suspected measles cases were reported in 249 woredas, of which 8,625 cases were confirmed positive. The measles incidence[1] rate increased from 3.1 in 2013 to 8.6 in 2014. 

Oromia is bleeding and crying while Abadula Gemeda and his co-blood suckers like Samora Yenus are dancing with joy (Video)

Ethiopias Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) Lift Year-Long Travel Ban to Middle East

December 29, 2014 | The Reporter Ethiopia, a Pro-TPLF press | By Yonas Abiye

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) has announced on Thursday that it is going to lift the travel ban that it imposed on domestic workers who travel to the Middle East.

The ban which was ordered in October 2012, eventually led to the barring of work permits of agencies that facilitate existing travels for work, and other destinations popular for overseas employment.

Speaking before the House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR), Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Abdulfetah Abdulahi Hassen told MPs that the government decided to lift the ban after it made bilateral agreements on the safety of citizens with the governments of Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan.

He also indicated that the government had to take time to deliver trainings and proper education for domestic workers who seek to travel to the Middle East.

Abadula Gemeda, replaced Addisu Legesse, senior government official, as board chairman of the Ethiopian Airlines as of December 8

December 29, 2014 | The Reporter Ethiopia, a Pro-TPLF press | By Kaleyesus Bekele

Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives, Abadula Gemeda, replaced Addisu Legesse, senior government official, as board chairman of the Ethiopian Airlines as of December 8.

Reliable sources at the Ministry of Transport told The Reporter that Addissu requested the Minister of Transport, Workneh Gebeyehu, to release him of his post as board chairman of the national flag carrier due to personal reasons. Sources said Workneh, who accepted the request, appointed the Speaker of the House, Abadulla Gemeda, as the new board chairman of Ethiopian Airlines. Arkebe Oqubay, former mayor of Addis Ababa and senior government official, is the deputy chairman of the board of directors of the airline.

Addissu, former deputy prime minister and minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, joined the board of directors of Ethiopian in 2010 when the former board chairman Seyoum Mesfin left his position to head Ethiopian diplomatic mission in China. Seyoum Mesfin, former minister of Foreign Affairs, served as board chairman of the airline since 2001.

Ethiopian journalists must choose between being locked up or locked out

December 29, 2014 | Mission Journal By Nicole Schilit/Journalist Assistance Associate*

One of the exiled journalists CPJ met in Nairobi holds up
a newspaper report on a study criticizing independent
publications. (CPJ/Nicole Schilit)
A sharp increase in the number of Ethiopian journalists fleeing into exile has been recorded by the Committee to Protect Journalists in the past 12 months. More than 30--twice the number of exiles CPJ documented in 2012 and 2013 combined--were forced to leave after the government began a campaign of arrests. In October, Nicole Schilit of CPJ's Journalist Assistance program and Martial Tourneur of partner group Reporters Without Borders traveled to Nairobi in Kenya to meet some of those forced to flee.

The group of reporters, photographers, and editors we met had all been forced to make a tough decision that has affected them and their families--a life in exile or prison. All of the journalists spoke to CPJ on condition of anonymity, out of concern for their safety. During meetings to discuss their cases, one of them told us: "I hope one day I can bring my family. Maybe in the future. I want to secure myself first. Now is not secure."

Opposition Figure, Professor Merera Gudina, Downplays Reports of Job Dismissal

December 29, 2014 | Sudan Tribune
* "I haven't received any letter of dismissal from the University," Professor Merera Gudina
* "The university didn't pay my salary since June while other employees were paid," Professor Merera Gudina
An Ethiopian opposition leader on Sunday dismissed reports alleging he has been fired from his job at the government-run Addis Ababa University.
Local media outlets reported that the leader of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, Merara Gudina, who chairs also the coalition of opposition parties MEDREK was fired from his academic professorial position.

The reports indicated that Gudina, an associate professor of political science at Addis Ababa University, was fired for his political views and due to the growing popularity he gained among university students in the build-up of the upcoming general elections.

Ethiopia: Booming business, underpaid workers

Low wages have attracted foreign players to the poor African country, but labourers are hoping for better salaries.

December 29, 2014 | By Simona Foltyn | AlJazeera 
Within a few years foreign companies have helped build up Ethiopia's nascent industry [Simona Foltyn/Al Jazeera]

Why Anti-OMN Whiners Should Keep Their Mouth Shut

December 28, 2014 | Gadaa.com | By Abraasaa Dirree*

The problem with people who blab a lot is that they don’t have very good memories. They blab so much and boast so much, and huff and puff so much that they can’t possibly remember all the blabbing, boasting and puffing.

This is the predicament the anti-OMN Poster Boy finds himself in at the moment. Devoid of courage to address the real issues requiring structural explanations, he and few of his cohorts resorted to focus on events – who did what to whom. As a result, the calibrated attack on the OMN missed the opportunity to help us achieve more accurate, more insightful, and more empowering view of reality. He and his cohorts were wrong in essence and in substance. The planned “knockout punch” at the time of launch did not materialize. The recent hullabaloo is not getting any traction. So, the Poster Boy resorted to non-stop whining with complete and reckless abandon, because of the following reasons:

Building of Afaan Oromo schools start in Finfinne (Addis Ababa)

December 28, 2014 | Fana Broadcasting Corporate (TPLF's propaganda machine)

The schools are to be built by the Oromo Development Association (ODA) and sites for the schools are selected at the Yeka, Nifas Silk Lafto, Gulele, Kolfe and Akaki Subcities of Addis.

According to FBC, the schools will enable children of Oromo nationals and Oromo language speaking to gain lessons in their mother tongue. Among the schools, two of them are being built by NGOs which are affiliated with Oromo Development Association; while the remaining are being constructed with a 15 million Birr budget allotted by Oromo Development Association (ODA). The schools will have a four storey building and would give lessons from first to eighth grades. 

በተለያዩ አገሮች የሚኖሩ የወያኔ አገልጋዮች ስም ዝርዝር

December 24, 2014 | Ethiopian Review

ወያኔ የኢትዮጵያን ሕዝብ ንብረትና ቤት አልባ አድርጎ በአንጻሩ ደግሞ በውጭ የሚኖረውን ኢትዮጵያዊ በአገሩ ውስጥ ያለውን አፋኝና አምባገነን አገዛዝ እንዳይታገል ለማድረግ በርካታ የማታለያና የማደናገሪያ ዘዴዎችን ይጠቀማል። ከነዚህም ዘዴዎች አንዱ በውጭ የሚኖረውን (ዲያስፖራውን) አገር ውስጥ ካለው ወገኑ በሚነጠቀው ቦታ ላይ ቤት እንዲሰራና በዚህም ምክንያት የወያኔ ደጋፊና ተላላኪ እንዲሆን ማድረግ ነው። የዚህ የወያኔ መሠሪነት አብዛኛው በውጭ የሚኖር ኢትዮጵያዊ የተገነዘበ ቢሆንም ጥቂቶችን ግን ከወያኔ ወጥመድ ውስጥ ከመግባት አላመለጡም። ከነዚህ ውስጥ አብዛኛዎቹ በጭፍን ዘረኝነት ተለክፈው ለአገዛዙ ድጋፍ የሚሰጡ የአንድ አካባቢ ተወላጆች ሲሆኑ ቀሪዎቹ ደግሞ “ያባትህ ቤት ሲዘረፍ አብረህ ዝረፍ” በሚል ስግብግብነት ተነሳስተው ጥቅም አስክሯቸው የተሰለፉ ነው።

በባህር ዳር ከተማ አንድ ኢንግሊዛዊ ቱሪስት ከአንድ ግለሰብ በተተኮሰ ጥይት ህይወቱ አለፈ

December 24, 2014 | Fana Broadcasting Corporate (TPLF's Propaganda Machine)

አዲስ አበባ፣ ታህሳስ 15፣ 2007 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) በባህር ዳር ከተማ አንድ ኢንግሊዛዊ ቱሪስት ከአንድ ግለሰብ በተተኮሰ ጥይት ህይወቱ አለፈ።

የመንግስት ኮሙኒኬሽን ጉዳዮች ፅህፈት ቤት ለፋና ብሮድካስቲንግ ኮርፖሬት እንደገለፀው፥ ድርጊቱ የተፈፀመው ዛሬ ረፋድ 4 ሰዓት ከ30 ደቂቃ ላይ ነው።

በግድያው የተጠረጠረው ግለሰብ በቁጥጥር ስር ውሎ የወንጀል ድርጊቱ እየተጣራ መሆኑንም ነው ፅህፈት ቤቱ ያስታወቀው።

የሟቹም አስክሬን በሆስፒታል እንደሚገኝ ተመልክቷል።

Oromia at Federation Square: a celebration of Oromummaa

December 23, 2014 | OPride.com | By Sinke Wesho*

On Dec. 21, 2014, more than 2,000  Oromo-Australians and friends of Oromo people floked to  Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, braving dank and steamy spa-like weather conditions for the 7th annual “Oromia at Federation Square.”
Started in 2008, the Oromia@fedsquare is a community festival organized by the Australian Oromo Community Association in Victoria meant to “celebrate and commemorate the beauty of the Oromo culture.” For the thriving Oromo-Ausralian community, the  event is an opportunity to share their history and rich cultural heritage with the city’s multicultural communities. For members of the Oromo community, it’s also a way of reconnecting with and honoring their customs and traditions.

Artistoonni Oromoo Gootota Keenya, Haa Jajjabeefannu!

Muddee 23, 2014 | Bakkaanga'aa Margaa Irraa*

Artistoonni Oromoo Aadaa naannoolee Oromiyaa kaabaa hanga kibbaa tti, bahaa hanga lixaa tti, wal-simachiisanii dagaagsan, walaleessanii weellisan, geerrarsaan kan rafe dadammaqsanii sabboonummaa dagaagsan, faarsanii maqaa goototaa ol-kaasan, Qabsoo Oromoo daangaa hanga daangaa tti sosochoosanii harka duwwaa rasaasa dura dhaabbatan. Oromummaaf jecha mana hidhaa tti dararaman, kaan lubbuun wareegaman, kaanis lubbuu oolfachuuf biyyaa baqatan. Waggoottan 23 darbaniif dararaan Artistoota Oromoo’rra gahaa jiru hagana jedhamee waan akka laayyoo tti ibsamu miti. Artsitoota Oromoo Eebbisaa Addunyaa, Usmaayyoo Muusaa, Yooseef Gammachuu, Maaramee Harqaasaa fi kabiroo miidhaa diinaa tiin hardha lubbuun uf cinaa isaan dhabnu’llee dalagaan isaanii Utubaa seenaa ta’ee ilmaan Oromoo waliin jiraata. Dararamnii fi miidhaan heddummatu’llee Artistoonni Oromoo kaleessas, hardhas gocha diinaa tiif hin jilbeeffanne, borus hin jilbeefatan!

OMN: Marii Artiistoota Oromoo (Qophii Addaa) Mudde 22, 2014


OMN: Oromia@Federation Square (Qophii Addaa), Mudde 22, 2014



Muddee 22, 2014 | Galaanaa Dheeressaa Irraa

Galaanaa Dheeressaa
Yeroo ammaa sadarkaan addunyaan keenya irra jirtu, yeroo dhalli namaa sadarkaa baay’ee darbee, haala qaroomina gaggaariirra gahe dha. Qaroominni dhala namaas yaadaan, aadaadhaan, wantoota dhalli namaa itti fayyadamu akkasumas wantoota gara birootiin kan ibsamu dha. Meeshaaleen kurnoo xiqqoo dura hin jirre hedduun uumamanii jiru, yaadoleen duubatti hafoon hedduunis jijjiiramanii jiru. Akka fakkeenyaatti yeroon daldala garbaa, appaartaayidii, fi sirni bulchiinsa abbaa irree jijjiiramanii, addunyaan keenya gara dimokraasiitti tarkaanfachaa jirti. Dur bulchaatu, bulfamaa darara, abbaa irreetu uummata cunqursa, adiitu gurraacha tuffata. Yeroo ammaa kana garuu haa xiqqaatuu akkuma qajeelfamaa fi seerota addunyaa fi biyyoolessaattis ta’u wal qixxummaan dhala nama hundaa barreeffameera. Seerota kana keessaa kan akka ICCPR, ACHPR, ICESCR, UDHR’n isaan ijoo dha. Chaartarri Mootummoota gamtoomaniis erga mirga walqixxummaa labsee jaarraa walakkaa darbee jira.

OMN: Amharic Interview With Nageessaa Oddoo Duubee DEC 20, 2014 [Part Two]


የፀሃዬ ዮሃንስ ኣዲስ ዜማ – ‘Bishan Qabbanaa’ | ቀበና

December 20, 2014 | Gadaa.com | በቦሩ በራቃ*

እነሆ ለዘመናት የምናውቀው ዝነኛው ድምጻዊ ፀሃዬ ዮሃንስ እጅግ ድንቅ መልእክት ያዘለ የኣፋን ኦሮሞና ኣማርኛ ቅልቅል ዜማ ጀባ ብሏል። ፀሃዬ በኣፋን ኦሮሞ ሲያዜም ታድያ ዝም ብሎ ተራ ግጥም ኣይደለም የተጠቀመው። ‘Bishan Qabbanaa’ በሚል ርእስ የዘፈነው ይህ ዘፈን በኣማርኛ ኣርቲስቶች የጥበብ ስራ ታሪክ ውስጥ የመጀመሪያውን ኣሻራ ኣኑሯል። ፀሃዬ የኣማርኛ ድምጻዊያንን ታቡ (taboo/ነውር) በመስበር በቀበና ወንዝ ስም ኣስታክኮ የፊንፊኔን የኦሮምያ እምብርትነት ነው ለዛ ባለው ድምጹ ያንጎራጎረው። የሚገርመው ፀህዬ በዚህ ዜማው ስለ ቀበና ወንዝና ስለ ሸገር ልጅነቱ ሲያወሳ ኣንድም ቦታ ላይ ‘ኣዲስ ኣበባ’ ብሎ ኣልጠቀሰም። ጨዋታው ገብቶታል። ይህ ቀላል ነገር ኣይደለም።

Oromia at Federation Square has continued to attracts huge crowd

December 20, 2014

Oromia @ Federation Square is one of the biggest Oromo Community festivals held every year in Melbourne, Australia. Every year since 2008, members of the Oromo community and friends of the Oromo people across Australia have congregated on one summer day in December at Melbourne’s Federation Square to celebrate and commemorate the beauty of the Oromo culture. This year’s Oromia @ Federation Square will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2004.

Hoggantooti Wayyaanee/OPDO Dirqama Artistoota Oromoo Leenjisuu Jedhu Fudhatanii Bobba’an, Mataa Ofiin Artistoota Oromoo Irraa Leenjii Fudhataa Jiru.

Muddee 20, 2014 | Qeerroo.org
 Gaaffii fi Yaada Artistoota Irraa Ka'an
diddaaMuddee 15/2014 irraa kaasee mootummaan naannoo Oromiyaa waajjira aadaa fi tuurizimii waliin tahudhaan seenaa mootota darbanii kaasuudhaan mootummaa amma aangoo of harkaa qabu mootummaa wayyaanee waliin wal madaalchisuuf, gocha mootota darbanii hammeenyatti, gocha mootummaa wayyaanee ammoo gaaritti lakkaawuudhaaf aartistoota Oromoo, muuziqeessota, weellistoota, ogeessota dhuunfaa Adaamaa, galma Abbaa Gadaatti walgayii teesisuudhaan marii eegalanii jiran irratti gaaffiin ka’aa jiraachuun gabaasuun keenya ni yaadatama. 

Seenaa Taayyee Tafarraa Guumaa (1948-2008)

Muddee 18, 2014 | Oromedia.net

Obbo Taayyee Tarraffaa (1948-2008)
Obbo Taayyee Tafarraa, abbaa isaa Obbo Tafarraa Guumaa fi harmee isaa adde Caaltuu Birru irraa, Onkoloolessa 15, bara 1948  koonyaa Waajetii Suphee, aanaa Gimbii, Oromiyaa lixaa keessati dhalatee. Obbo Taayyeen Tafarraa Obbolaa afur qabu. Isaaniis: obbo Biraasaa Tafarraa, obbo Gizaawu Taasisaa, adde Tsahaayi Taasisaa fi addee Zawudituu Taasisaa ti.

Mana barnootaa kutaa duraa, Harrojjii Hagamsaatti jalqabee, Aqaaqii Advetist Missionitti, bara 1964 tti raawwate. Barnoota isaa kutaa ol’aanaas, Aqaaqiidhaa fi  Kuyyeeraa Advetist Seveth day Mission High School ti raawatee,  bara 1968 eebifame. Mana barnoota kutaa ol’aanaa erga raawwatee booda, obbo Taayyeen ministeera community development keessaat social worker  ta’e  hojjetaa ture. Akkasumaas Hospitaala Zawudituu, John Hanson fi Coesfeld pharmaceautical company  keessa hojjeteera. Hojiidhuma issa kana waliin mana barnoota galgalaa Haile Selasse University seenudhaan bara 1970 diploma social work tiin ebifame.

Morkee Bekele Speaks about "Ateete", Oromo Women’s Ritual


OMN: Artiistoota Oromoof Birmachuu (Qophii Addaa) Mudde 17, 2014


Oromia Media Network (OMN): Oduu Mudde 17, 2014


Oromo Liberation Front (OLF): Appeal Letter to UN General Secretary Mr. Ban Ki Moon

His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-Moon
United Nations Secretary-General
Office of the Secretary General of United Nations
 885 Second Avenue
United Nations Headquarters
Room DHL-1B-154
 New York, NY 10017
Fax +1 212-963-4879
Your Excellency
I write on behalf of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) to bring to your kind attention the plight of the Oromo people and to ask you to request the Security Council of the United Nations to treat the matter as a priority, to condemn the lawless atrocities by the Ethiopian regime, adopt appropriate actions to bring perpetrators to account, and safeguard the wellbeing of the Oromo and other peoples in Ethiopia.

Gang rape spurs calls for reform in Ethiopia

December 17, 2014 | Al Jazeera | By Jacey Fortin
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Lalango Hayesso and Tirfe Welde Senbet, Hanna's parents, mourn beside her photograph
Inside a gated home on the western outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, a picture of Hanna Lalango is framed in a wreath of flowers just beginning to wilt around the edges. 
The 16-year-old girl died on November 1, about a month after she entered a public mini-bus and was gang-raped by the strangers on board.

Hanna's story is strikingly similar to a tragedy that took place in India two years ago, when another young woman boarded a bus, was raped by the passengers, and died from her injuries. That incident spawned a mass movement calling for an end to violence against women and impunity for perpetrators, making international headlines and sparking protests across the world's most populous democracy.

Seenaa Gabaabaa Kol. Huseen Bunee Daraaraa

Muddee 17, 2014 | Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo


Amnesty International UK Press releases: British man in secret detention in Ethiopia six months after rendition

December 17, 2014 | Amnesty International UK
‘I appeal to the UK to not forget Andy and to make every effort to ensure his safety’ - partner of Andargachew Tsege
Amnesty International today urged the British government to step up efforts to ensure the safety of Andargachew Tsege, a British national held in secret detention nearly six months on since he was rendered to Ethiopia.
Mr Tsege, a British national of Ethiopian origin who is Secretary General of the outlawed Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7, disappeared at Sana’a airport in Yemen on 23 June while he was travelling to Eritrea. He had previously been tried in absentia in Ethiopia and sentenced to death for involvement in an alleged coup attempt.

International Tale communication Union (ITU) Rates Ethio Telecom As the Least Service Provider

December 17, 2014

The state monopoly ethio telecom has reacted against an undermining report by the International Tale communication Union (ITU).

The report in Information and Communication Technology Development Index (IDI) on October 24, 2014 shows that Ethiopia stands 162nd out of 166 surveyed countries, based on mobile phone and internet use. Among the major criteria that the ITU uses to rank countries are ICT intensity and usage level, and ICT capability or skills.

Haile Fida Kuma: the Father of Qubee Afaan Oromo

December 17, 2014 | Oromedia.net

Dr Haile Fida Kuma has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Oromo national orthography. He was one of the pioneers who attempted to shade fresh on the history of the Oromo, the right of the Oromo people to speak, read and write in Afaan Oromo . He initiated Oromo studies in Europe and has made a major contribution both to our knowledge of Afaan Oromo grammar and to the discussion on how the language should be written 1968-1974. His first research paper was published in 1972, on Tatek, theoretical Journal of Ethiopian Studies in Europe entitled ‘Languages in Ethiopia: Latin or Geez for writing Afaan Oromo.’ He further published in 1973 Oromo Grammar book entitled ‘ Hirmaata Dubbi Afaan Oromo’: Haile Fida, et al. (1973). Hirmaata Dubbi Afaan Oromo, Paris and a literature book :‘Barra Birran Barie, paris,’ using his adopted 35 Latin Qubee alphabet. The books were as a result of his long-time study of the Oromo language and problems of Oromo orthography. 

Diddaan Barattoota Oromoo Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu Daran Hammaachuu Irraan Barattooti Oromoo Waggaa 2ffaa Psychology fi waggaa 3ffaa Engineering ta’an Hidhaman.

Muddee 17, 2014 | Gabaasa Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu

Diddaan baratoota Oromoo Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu haalaan jabaachuu irraan barattooti hedduun hidhamanii jiru,addatti ammo isintu FDG qindeessa sababaa jedhuun Bultoo Dinquu barataa waggaa 2ffaa Psychology fi Habtaamuu Kabbadaa barataa waggaa 3ffaa engineering mana hidhaa hin beekamnetti geessamanii jiru.
FDG Oromiyaa guutuu keessatti qabatee deemaa jiru daranuu bifa isaa jijjirrachaa mootummaa Wayyaanee afuura dhorkaa jira. FDG addatti dhaabbilee barnoota ol’aanoon yeroo garaagaraa murannoon diina dura dhaabbachuun diddaa isaanii mul’isaa jiru. Haala kanaan guyyoota calqaba Muddee irraa dhaabbilee barnootaa kan akka Yuuniversiity Finfinnee nyaata lagachuun eegale Yuuniversiity Bulee Horaa,Jimmaa fi Mattuu itti ce’uun nyaata lagachuu irra darbee diddaa isaanii mootummaa gabroonfataatti mul’isaa kan turan yoo tahu; mootummaan abbaa hirree aadeffate diddaa uummataa humna waraanaan dhaamsuuf yaalu illee diddaan kun har’as itti fufuun dallaa Yuunversiity Madda Walaabuu keessatti  Mudde 15 bara 2014 irraa diddaan jabaa gaggeeffamuu eegale har’a Mudde 17 itti fufuun mormiin jabaa gaggeeffamaa jira.  Mootummaan abbaa hirree Wayyaanee diddaa barattoota kanaa dhaamsuuf humna waraanaa dallaa Yuuniversiitichaatti heddumminaan ol naquus gootonni barattoota Oromoo meeshaa waraanaa kanaaf otoo hin jilbeeffanne diddaa isaanii gaggeessuu daran itti fufanii jiru.

" Waakoo Guutuu" New Oromo Music By Kadijaa Haajii


Ethiopia's Fuel Gauges read Empty: Oil Market Declines; Consumers Pay the Price

December 16, 2014 | Addis Fortune; Ethiopian Pro-Government Media

Ahmed Mohamed, 27, is an assistant driver of a heavy truck which transports ethanol, coffee and wood from Shakiso, Bale and Jimma. He was at Kobil oil station’s Gotora branch at 7pm in the evening, very tired and irritated by the long hour queue at the oil station. He was close to getting into a fight with another driver because of queue cheating. His vehicle consumes 60 litres of petroleum, worth 1,100 Br per day. However, since December 9, 2014, his car stopped functioning due to the petroleum shortage throughout the city, making him lose over 6,000 Br of daily income.

NBE to Print Banknotes in Ethiopia

December 16, 2014 | Addis Fortune; Ethiopian Pro-government media

Bank plans to cut foreign currency spending by printing banknotes in Ethiopia

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) is on the process of establishing its own banknotes and security printing factory to print cash locally.

The Bank announced a tender two weeks ago to hire an international consultancy firm to conduct a feasibility study for the printing plant on the state owned daily newspaper, The Ethiopian Herald. 

The main aim of planting the factory is to save the foreign currency that the country is spending to print banknotes in foreign countries. The other reason is to centralise the printing of banknotes in one place, according to a senior official from the Bank.

*** TAA’EETUMAN YAADDA’A*** Walaloo Galaanaa Dheeressaa Irraa

Muddee 16, 2014 | Galaanaa Dheeressaa*

*** QARSHIIDHAAF NAMA DHABE *** Walaloo Galaanaa Dheeressaa Irraa

Muddee 16, 2014 | Galaanaa Dheeressaa*

Government Eyes to Federalize Shashamane-Hawasa Corridor of Ethiopia

Major cities in Oromia are administered in what is termed as "special zone." Jimma and its surrounding is special zone; Addis Ababa and its surrounding is special zone; Adama and its surrounding is special zone. Now the federal government of Ethiopia is considering to create one for Shashamane because, sources disclose, the city is becoming home for ''nations and nationalities'' and economically very significant to be left for the regional government. In fact, the federal government wants to take over the entire corridor of 25km between Hawasa and Shashamene. And both Sidama Zone or SNNPR and Oromia have not been consulted yet. The plan will land on table presumably after 2015 election and EPRDF secures majority in the house that is already decided at the council of ministers in their last successive meetings.

OMN: Dagaagina OMNiif (Qophii Addaa) Mudde 14, 2014 [Waa’ee adeemsa hojii OMN irratti gaaffii fii deebii Koree Hojii Raawwachiiftuu OMN wajjin taasifame.]

OMN: Amharic Interview With Nageessaa Oddoo Duubee DEC 13, 2014 [Part One]

The Only Pro-Democracy Opposition Party in Ethiopia, Medrek, Holds Rare Rally in the Capital, Finfinne

 December 14, 2014
The only pro-democracy Opposition Coalition Party in Ethiopia, Medrek, held a rare rally in Finfinne (Addis Ababa) on Dec. 14, 2014. Here are a few photos gathered from around the social media reporting on the rally. According to the reports, thousands of rally goers chanted slogans in Afan Oromo, English and Amharic languages demanding the TPLF-led Ethiopian regime free Oromo political prisoners, journalists and other political prisoners. Some of the slogans included: “Free Bekele Gerba!” – “Free Oromo Students!” – “Stop Land-Grabbing” – and “Free Journalists!”

Ethiopia: Release protestors, stop crushing political opposition [AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ]

December 12, 2014 | Amnesty International Public Statement

On 5 and 6 December, security services in Addis Ababa arrested an estimated 90 people during attempts to stage a demonstration by a coalition of nine opposition political parties. The arrests are the latest manifestation of the authorities’ hostility towards the political opposition ahead of the general election scheduled for May 2015. The Ethiopian authorities must ensure the immediate and unconditional release of those arrested for peaceful participation in, or the organization of, the demonstration, and all others imprisoned in Ethiopia for the peaceful expression of their political opinion.

Addis Master Plan completed, sent to local governments

December 12, 2014 | CapitalEthiopia.com (Pro-Government website)
Madda Walaabuu Press Editor's Note: The TPLF plan to eradicate Oromo and Oromummaa from the heart of Oromia given a so called "Master Plan" name and resulted in a controversy and protest that costed the precious life of more than 70 Oromo peaceful protestors and many thousands in prison. After all these violent response from TPLF regime, now the plan is going to be implemented as designed and demanded by minority junta. Below you can read the status update about the plan as reported by pro-government website.

Oromo Music Legend Legesse Abdi Dadhii in critical condition! A historical time for all Oromos around the globe to respond for help

Qophii Addaa OMN: Gaafii fi Deebii Dhimma Yeroo Irratti Miseensoota Boordii OMN Waliin taasifame


Why Not the Union State Of Oromia as an Optimal Solution for the Majority at the Center?

December 12, 2014 | Gadaa.com | By Fayyis Oromia*
Ethiopia as Oromia 2014 2

Oromia at Federation Square, December 21, 2014


Kidnapped, raped and left for dead: who will protect Ethiopia's girls?

December 11, 2014 | The Gurdian.com | By Rediet Wegayehu*

One day in early October, Hanna Lalango, 16, did not return from school to her home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at the usual time. Her father Lalongo Hayesso was worried about his youngest daughter.
“We waited for her at her usual time … but we had to wait for 11 days to hear that she had been abandoned on the street. She was incapacitated and couldn’t even get up,” said Hayesso. His daughter had been abducted, gang-raped and left for dead. Hanna was not able to get to hospital until 12 days after her attack, where she was treated for traumatic gynaecological fistula and other injuries. She died on 1 November. 

Ethiopia says Ericsson to take part of telecom deal after ZTE row

December 11, 2014 | Reuters.com

Swedish telecom group Ericsson is set to sign a contract with Ethiopia to expand telecom infrastructure, taking a slice of an $800 million contract from Chinese firm ZTE Corp because of a row over terms, a senior official told Reuters on Thursday.

ZTE Corp's deal with state-run operator Ethio Telecom was signed in 2013. The other half of the overall a $1.6 billion package to help double mobile subscribers was shared with another Chinese firm, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

ጄኔራል ታደሰ ብሩና ኮሎኔል ሀይሉ ረጋሳ

December 11, 2014 | አፈንዲ ሙተቂ

ይህንን ፎቶግራፍ ሰሞኑን በኢንተርኔት ላይ ሲንሸራሸር ነው ያገኘሁት፡፡ ፎቶውን ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ያወጣው በ1967 በመጋቢት ወር አጋማሽ የታተመ አንድ የአዲስ ዘመን ጋዜጣ ቅጂ ነው፡፡ ያ ጋዜጣ በደርግ ዘመን በድብቅ በከተማችን ይዘዋወር እንደነበረ ትዝ ይለኛል፡፡ በደርግ ውድቀት ማግስት ደግሞ የገለምሶ ከተማ ቀደምት ፎቶ ቤት የሆነው “ፎቶ አብደላ” የጋዜጣውን ኮፒና ይህንን ፎቶግራፍ ለየብቻቸው በማባዛት በሰፊው ሲያሰራጭ ቆይቷል (ፎቶ ቤቱ አንዱን ምስል በሶስት ብር ነው የሚሸጠው)፡፡

ኮ/ል መንግሥቱ ኃይለማሪያም እና የሀይሌ ፊዳ ሞት -

December 11, 2014 | አፈንዲ ሙተቂ

ዶ/ር ሃይሌ ፊዳ በፎቶግራፉ ላይ የምትመለከቱት ነው፡፡ ፎቶውን የሰጡን አንጋፋው ደራሲ አበራ ለማ ናቸው፡፡ ጋሼ አበራን እያመሰገንን በሃይሌ ፊዳ አሟሟት ዙሪያ የተጠናቀረውን ይህንን ጽሑፍ ጀባ ብለናችኋል፡፡

***** ኮ/ል መንግሥቱ ሀይለማሪያም “ሀይሌ ፊዳ የተገደለው በገበሬዎች ነው” ባይ ናቸው፡፡ ከጋዜጠኛና ደራሲ ገነት አየለ ጋር ባደረጉት ቃለ-ምልልስ የሀይሌ ፊዳን ሞት እንዲህ በማለት አስረድተዋል፡፡

ገነት፡ ሀይሌ ፊዳስ? በነሐሴ 1970 ተይዞ ከአንድ ዓመት በኋላ ነገር ከበረደ፤ ሁሉ ነገር ከተረጋጋ በኋላ ነው የተገደለው፡፡ በዚያን ጊዜ የኃይሌ ፊዳ በህይወት መኖር መንግሥትን ያሰጋ ነበር?

መንግሥቱ፡ መቼ ነው የሞተው ሀይሌ ፊዳ?

ገነት፡ በሀምሌ 1971 ነው::

መንግሥቱ፡ ማን ነው የገደለው?

“Dirqii Malee Fedhiin Biyyaa Nama Hin Baasu” Hawwisoo Qeerroo Bilisummaa Irraa Wallee Haaraa Gadhifame


In Defense of Oromo Institutions

December 11, 2014 | Gadaa.com | By Bakalchoo Barii*

It has been over 125 years since the exemplary Oromo Gadaa System and its egalitarian values – where everything under the sun was valued dearly as the work of the Creator (Waaqaa) and everyone deserved a fair and equal treatment before the law – were banned and replaced by a barbaric and authoritarian rule of the Abyssinians. It took only forty odd years for the Oromo Nation to re-claim some of its lost cultural values, its language and its history under the pan-Oromo Nationalism spearheaded by the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

ETHIOPIA: Outbreak of Deadly Disease in Jail, Denial of Graduation of University Students


December 10, 2014

The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the outbreak of a deadly disease at Gimbi Jail in Western Wollega, as a result of which one inmate has already died and sixty (60) others infected. HRLHA strongly believes that the very poor sanitation in the jail, absence of basic necessities, and denial of treatment after catching the illness have contributed to Mr. Yaikob Nigaru’s death. HRLHA fears that those who have already caught the disease might be facing the same fate. It is well documented that particularly inmates deemed “political prisoners” are deliberately subjected to unfriendly and unhealthy environments and, after getting sick as a result, are not allowed access to treatment until they approach or reach the stage of coma, which is when recoveries are very unlikely. HRLHA considers it one way of the systematic eliminations of alleged and/or perceived political dissidents.

Teen's Death After Kidnapping and Gang Rape Causes Scrutiny of Ethiopia’s Anti-NGO Law

December 10, 2014 | Vice News | By Johnny Magdaleno*

The brutal kidnapping and gang rape of a teenage student in Addis Ababa has spurred a movement against gender-based violence in Ethiopia and throughout the country's diaspora communities.

Sixteen-year-old Hanna Lalango was abducted by a taxi driver and a group of passengers in Ethiopia's capital on October 1 after she boarded the driver's vehicle on her way home from school, according to local media reports, activists, and other sources who spoke with VICE News about the incident. A few days later, Lalango's sisters received a call from the kidnappers, who offered to arrange a meeting to negotiate the release of their hostage. 

Sabboonaan Oromoo Barsiisaa Dirribii Nagaasaa Mootummaan Wayyaanee Waggaa Sadiif Manneen Hidhaa Ma’ikalawwii fi Qaallittii Keessatti Hidhee Dararaa Cimaa Irraan Gahaa Ture Irraa Dandamachuu Dadhabuun Har’a Wareegame.

Muddee 10, 2014 | Gabaasa Oduu Qeerroo

Sabboonaan Oromoo Barsiisaa Dirribii Nagaasaa daraaraa(torture)  guddaa mootummaan EPRDF/TPLF/n  irratti rawwataniin waggaa Sadii (3)oliif Mana hidhaa Wayyaanee Ma’ikalawwii fi Qaallittitti hidhamee dararama kan ture, darara ulfaataa irratti rawwatamaa tureen hakan Edaa hospital Geedootti lubbuun isaa Wareegame.
Sabboonaan Oromoo  Barsiisaa Dirriibii Nagaasaa barsiisaa M/B Geedoo Sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qopha’inatti muummee barnoota Information Technology barsiisaa kan ture, Sochii warraqsaa dargaggootni Oromoo mirga abbaa biyyummaa Uummata Oromoo kabachisuuf gaggeessan keessatti ga’ee guddaa taphachaa kan turee fi sabboonaa Oromoo mirgii namummaa fi dimookiraasii uummata Oromoof kabajamuu qaba jechuun soda tokko malee gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa finiinsa turedha.

በፍንፍኔ (አዲስ አበባ) ለአንድ ካሬ ሜትር መሬት 305 ሺሕ ብር የሊዝ መጫረቻ ዋጋ ቀረበ

December 08, 2014 | Reporter Amharic Newspaper from Ethiopia | By ውድነህ ዘነበ
ባለፈው ዓርብ በተከፈተው የመሬት ሊዝ ጨረታ በአንድ ካሬ ሜትር 305 ሺሕ ብር ቀረበ፡፡ ይህ ዋጋ በከተማው ታሪክ እጅግ ከፍተኛ መሆኑ የሊዝ ጨረታን የወቅቱ አነጋጋሪ ክስተት አድርጓል፡፡
በአዲስ ከተማ ክፍለ ከተማ መርካቶ በርበሬ አካባቢ 449 ካሬ ሜትር ቦታ ለጨረታ ቀርቧል፡፡ በካሬ ሜትር የቀረበው ገንዘብ ሲሰላ ይህ አነስተኛ ቦታ 136.9 ሚሊዮን ብር የሚያወጣ ሆኗል፡፡ 20 በመቶ ብቻ የተከፈለበት ይህ መሬት ከነወለዱ እስከ 300 ሚሊዮን ብር በ30 ዓመት ሊደርስ እንደሚችል ባለሙያዎቹ ገልጸዋል፡፡ ይህ ክስተት ለአዲስ አበባ ሊዝ ሥሪት ባለሙያዎች እንዲሁም በጨረታው ለታደሙ ባለሀብቶች የቀረበው ዋጋ ብዥታን ፈጥሯል፡፡ በጨረታው ላይ ሁለተኛ ሆኖ የቀረበው ዋጋም ከዚህ ቀደም ቀርቦ የማያውቅ ሲሆን፣ የቀረበውም በካሬ ሜትር 288 ሺሕ ከ90 ሳንቲም ነው፡፡ ‹‹በአዲስ አበባ የሊዝ ዋጋ ላይ ቆም ተብሎ ካልታሰበ አደገኛ ውጤት ሊኖረው ይችላል፤›› ሲሉ የአዲስ አበባ አስተዳደር የሊዝ ባለሙያ ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡

Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Ethiopia: Security Reminder

December 08, 2014 | U.S Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that political rallies or demonstrations may occur without significant notice throughout Ethiopia, particularly in the lead up to Ethiopian national elections in May 2015. Such rallies and demonstrations may be organized by any party or group and can occur in any open space throughout the country. In Addis Ababa, applications for permits to conduct rallies are often requested for Meskel Square or Bel Air Field. Please remember that even public rallies or demonstrations intended to be peaceful have the potential to turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should, therefore, stay alert and avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Oromia Media Network Status Review Report: Released by Board of Trustees

December 07, 2014 | Oromia Media Network (OMN)
On November 22, 2014, the Oromia Media Network (OMN) Board of Trustees unanimously approved the creation of a Status Review ad hoc Committee (SRC) composed of three Trustees to:
  • Assess existing organizational problems,
  • Identify the root causes of these problems,
  • Propose a road map to help the organization overcome any challenges, and
  • Build a more robust media organization with lessons from its recent experience.

Wallagga, Aanaa Jimmaa Horroo Keessatti Gaaffii Mirgaa Jiraattoti Kaasaniin Walqabatee Barattooti Oromoo 9 Yakka Malee Loltoota Wayyaaneen Qabamuun Mana Hidhaa Jimmaa Horrootti Seenan.

Muddee 06, 2014 | Gabaasa Qeerroo Jimmaa Horroo

Muddee 3, 2014 irraa eegaluun gaaffiin mirgaa uumanni Oromoo kaase Godina Qeellam, Jimmaa Horroo keessatti jabaatee itti fufuun uumanni naannichaa dabballoota Wayyaaneef ajajamuu lagachuun walgahii didee buusii hidhaa laga Abbayyaas mootummaa dhorkachuun ejjetnoo isaa gahaatti beeksise.
Kana malees barruuleen warraaqsaa gaaffii mirga qotee bulaa fi walumaa gala abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo kan ilaalu baatii Sadaasa keessa aanaa kana keessatti faca’uu fi uumataan raabsamuu wal qabatee ergamtooti Wayyaanee uumata jeeqaa haa jiraatan malee Oromoonni aanichaa ergama mootummaa guutuutti diduu isaanii Muddee 05, 2014 ibsatan.


December 06, 2014 | By Waaqee Ji'oo Garbii*
Preliminary remark  
This article examines the scourge ‘The Oromo People Cannot Do Anything Alone’ that often causes nausea in the Oromo national struggle for national self-determination. In doing this, I briefly begin by embarking on the ideology of some apolitical Oromo Christians and some non-Christian Oromos and even some Oromo politicians who promote the so called ‘Oro-Ethio’ or ‘Ethio-Oro’ political game. My purpose in writing this article is not to defile any individual or group or it is not to undermine the grievances of the oppressed Oromo people rather to discuss about and reflect on if the Oromo people really cannot liberate themselves from century lasting Abyssinian colonization. Therefore, I humbly ask the readers to freely argue for or counter argue the claims I made in this article.

Qeerroo Bilisummaa Artists’ Group: A New Inspiring Force in the Struggle of the Oromo Nation for Liberation

December 05, 2014 | By Daandii Qajeelaa

I have been closely following and chronicling the struggle of the Oromo students and youth for freedom, democracy, and justice in the English language since November 2009 (see articles from Daandii Qajeelaa on Gadaa.com for details). On my latest post, I have presented “A Chronological Summary of Oromian Students’ Movement Led by Qeerroo Bilisummaa: Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2014” on the eve of the commemoration of the 9th year anniversary of the 2005 Oromia-wide and bloody Oromo student movement commonly known as “Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa” (Revolt Against Subjugation). In that latest report I have emphasized that the Oromian students’ struggle has obtained a central leadership from a vibrant group of Oromo youth organized under the name of Qeerroo Bilisummaa or simply Qeerroo.

Ethiopia becomes poorest country to issue bond

December 05, 2014 | Cityam.com | By Ollie Gordon

THE GOVERNMENT of Ethiopia has launched its first ever dollar bond, becoming the poorest country ever to raise money in the international sovereign market, it was revealed yesterday.

The bond is for $1bn (£638m) and has a term of 10 years. 

It also has the relatively low yield of 6.625 per cent – only one per cent more Kenya’s comparable 10-year bond, which is trading at 5.84 per cent.

የዓፄዎቹን ጋኔን ያናወጠ ታላቅ ስም

December 05, 2014 | ከጂቱ ለሚ | Ayyaantuu.com
እዉነትም ይህ ስም ታላቅ ነዉ። የዓፄዎቹ ጋኔኖችም ይህንን ያዉቁታል፥ ይፈሩታልም። መንፈሱ ባለበት ኣካባቢ ይህ ስም ከተጠራ ጋኔኖቹ ይንቀጠቀጣሉ፤ ይንጫጫሉ፤ ይቆጣሉ፤ ተስፋ ሲቆርጡ ደግሞ እየተራገሙም ቢሆን ከነጭፍራዎቻቸዉ ጓዛቸዉን ነቅለዉ ወደ ጥልቁ ይገባሉ። ስሙ ከስም በላይ ይሆንባቸዋልና ሊቋቋሙት አይችሉም። ለሙከራ በየካፌዉ፣ በየሬስቶራንቱ አልያም ታክሲ ዉስጥ ስትገቡ ይህንን ስም ከፍ ባለ ድምጽ ብትጠሩ የጋኔን መዓት ሲደናበር ታዩታላችሁ። አልያም ደግሞ በእረፍት ቀናችሁ በኦሮሞ ባሕላዊ ልብስ ሽክ ብላችሁ በሰፈራችሁ ወይም በመዝናኛ ቦታዎች አካባቢ ጎርደድ-ጎርደድ በሉ። የሆነ ሰዉ ባልጠበቃችሁት መልኩ ጭር ጭር ብሎ በጥላቻ ዓይን ከተከተላችሁ ያ ጋኔን እየተቃጠለ ነዉና ዘና በሉ።

“ከኦሮሚያ አንፃር፤ ከኢሕዴአግ ደርግ ይሻላል” - ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና

05 December 2014 | ሰንደቅ | ከዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና ጋር ፋኑኤል ክንፉ ያካሄደው ቃለ-ምልልስ

የመድረክ የውጪ ግንኙነት ኃላፊ
ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና በቅርቡ ባሳተሙት መጽሐፍ ላይ ምርጫ 97 እና ምርጫ 2002 በተመለከተ የራሳቸውን ግምገማ ማስፈራቸው የሚታወቅ ነው። ካሰፈሩት ነጥቦች እና መደምደሚያዎች አንፃር ቀጣዩን ምርጫ 2007 እንዴት ይመለከቱታል? ገዢው ፓርቲ እና ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎችን በተመለከተ ምንስ ይላሉ? የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ትግልን በተመለከተ ምን ይላሉ? ከተለያዩ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች የኃይል አሰላፍ አንፃር የኦሮሞን ሕዝብ የፖለቲካ ሂደት እንዴት ይገልጽታል? የቀኝ ኃይሎች የፖለቲካ አካሄድን እንዴት ይረዱታል? እና ሌሎች ተያያዥ ጥያቄዎችን በማንሳት ተወያይተናል። ከዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና ጋር ባልደረባችን ፋኑኤል ክንፉ ያካሄደው ቃለ-ምልልስ እንደሚከተለው ቀርቧል።
ሰንደቅ፡-የኢትዮጵያን ምርጫ ሂደት “ምርጫ” እና “ቅርጫ” በሚል አባባል ሲገልፁ ይሰማል። ምን ለማለት ፈልገው ነው?
ዶ/ር መረራ፡-በሀገራችን በበዓላት የቅርጫ ሥጋ የመካፈል ባህል አለ። ቅርጫ ሲካፈል ሁሉም እንደ አቅሙ ይወስዳል። ትልቅ ብር የከፈለ ትልቅ ይወስዳል። ትንሽ ብር የከፈለ በከፈለው መጠን ድርሻውን ያነሳል። በኢትዮጵያ ምርጫ ግን አንድ ጎበዝ ሁሉንም ጠቅልሎ ይወስዳል። ይህን የተዛባ ሁኔታ ለመግለጽ ነው፤ ምርጫ እና ቅርጫ በሚል ለመግለጽ የፈለኩት።

Audio Reveals the TPLF Ethiopian Regime Plans to Increase Attacks on Waaqeffannaa, One of the Religions in Oromia, Under Pretext of Connection with OLF

December 05, 2014


Muddee 02, 2014 | Ayyaantuu news Irraa kan fudhatame

Tuuluun Qacamaa Anaa Meettaa Roobii magaalatti anichaa Shinoorraa fageenya K.M 10 hincaalleerratti argama. Tulluun kuni roga sad’in gammoojjin yoo marfamu karaa baha biiftuu baddaan daangeffama. Namni tulluu sana kore gara lixa biiftutti gammoojjii laga Mogooriifi laga Urga’aa hanag Abbayyaa (Mormor) gahutti arguu danda’a. Ka’ins koo joograafii lafa kanaa ibsuuf miti. Waayee maatii waggaa dhibba tokko dura Salaaee ka’ee tulluu sana jala qubatee seenaa guddaa qabuu waanan beeku isini qooduufani.

Galmee Seenaa Koloneel Alamuu Qixxeessaa

Muddee 02, 2014 | Gadaa.com | Tolchaa Wagii irraa*

Seenaa fi eenyummaan Ummata Oromoo gita-bittoota habashotatiin, awalamee, irra deemamaa ture, boolla keessaa basaanii bakka ganamatti deebisuuf, kutannodhan Mootummaa sirna H/Silasee keessatti wareegama barbachiisu mara, kaffalanii dhaloota harraa fi boritii karaa kan saaqan gotoonni Dacheen Oromiyaa biqilichiite heddudha. Isaan keessaa bu’ureesaa fi Presadaantiin Waldaa Maaccaa fi Tulamaa kan turan kabajamaa Koloneel Alamuu Qixxeessaa nama durati.
Koloneel Alamuu Qixxeessaa dargaggummaa isaanii irraa eegalee, hanga gaafa adeemsa isaanii fixanitti (09/11/2001) Umani Oromoo gabrummaa Habashotaa jalaa ba’’ee abbaa biyya isaa akka ta’u, murannoodhan hojjataa akka turan dhaloonni ammaa kun ragadha. Kabajamaa Koloneel Alamuu Qixxeessaa, abbaa isaanii obbo Qiixxeessaa Yaadate fi haadha isaanii addee Haayyuu Roobii irraa Bitooteessa 5, bara 1907 Walitaajjii Oromiyaa anaa Jalduu ganda Goojjoo keessatti dhalatan. Koloneel Alamuun Qixxeessaa bakki isaan itti dhalatanii guddatan, magalaa Jalduu fi nannoo biroo manni baruumsa hammayyaa, waan hin jirreef mana barnoota Qeesii seenanii barataniiru. Abban isaanii obbo Qixxeessaa yaadatee, ilmi isanii akka isanii baratu, waan barbadaniif, gara Finfinnetti eerganii akka raayyaa warana biyyitti keessatti qaxaramu godhan. Koloneel Alamuun yeroo sanatti raayyaa waranaa “Kubuur Zabanyaa” jedhamee beekamu keessatti qaxaramanii hojjataa osoo jranii gama tokoon ammoo barnoota ammayyaa fi afaan Faaransaayii barachuu eegalan.