Barnoonnis Qabsoonis walfaana itti fufa

Ebla 30, 2014 | Jawar Mohammed Irraa (Face Book)
Barattoonni Oromoo Finfinneef falmachaa jirtan, barnoota keessan akka addaan hin kunne isinitti waywaadha. Barnoota addaan dhaabuun mataa keessaniif, sabaafi qabsoo yeroo ammaa jirtuuufis miidhaa qaba. Barnootaafi mormii walfaana oofuun ni danda'amas, bu'as qaba.

Protests Grow Over Addis Ababa's Expansion

April 29, 2014 | Think Africa Press | By Mohammed Ademo
Addis Ababa is growing fast and set to expand further, pitting the government against Oromo activists, seeking to protect their rights.
Ethnic Oromo students in Ethiopia are ratcheting up opposition to the territorial expansion of the Horn of Africa nation's capital, Addis Ababa. Thousands of students at all eight regional universities in Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia's federal states, turned in recent days to demand an immediate halt to the city's so-called "Integrated DevelopmentMaster Plan," unveiled earlier this month.

FDG Yuuniversitii Adaamaa Har’a Ebla 29,2014 Ka’een Sabboontotni Oromoo 10 Hidhaman‏.Gaaffiin Mirgaas Daran Jabaatee Itti Fufe.

April 29, 2014 |


Qeerroo Yuuniversiitii Saayinsii fi Teeknolooji Adamaa har’a jechuun Ebla 29/2014barii irraa Eegalee Diddaa isaa dhoose.

Seife Nebelbal Radio, Diaspora Oromoon maaf callisee?


#OromoProtests – The Latest News Updates on the Oromo Students Protests Against the Addis Ababa Master Plan

April 29, 2014 |

(April 29, 2014 – Filed at 12:15PM (or 6:15-Noon) Local Finfinnee Time) – The nonviolent OromoStudents protests are going on in different universities and high schools across Oromia. Accordingly, there is information that indicates at least two high school students were shot by government agents in Ambo this morning while the nonviolent rally has been underway at Guder High School. Mass arrests are also going on in Ambo town. As usual, government security forces are opening fires at unarmed high school students.

OPDO pleased with Oromo student protests

April 28, 2014 | Somaliland Press

Mrs Aster Mamo, the Deputy Chairwoman  of the regional ruling party Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization (OPDO) said her party is pleased with the Oromo student protests happening in universities throughout Oromia. This week, thousands of Oromo students have demonstrated in several universities to express their concerns about the government’sinvestment plan around the capital Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia: Multiple arrests in major crackdown on government critics

April 26, 2014 | Amnesty International Press Release

The Ethiopian government is tightening its suffocating grip on freedom of expression in a major crackdown which has seen the arrest of numerous independent, critical and opposition voices over the last two days, said Amnesty International.
Six members of an independent blogger and activist group and a freelance journalist were arrested yesterday 25 April. Another journalist was arrested this morning. Meanwhile 20 members of the political opposition Semayawi (Blue) party have been arrested since Thursday.
"These arrests appear to be yet another alarming round up of opposition or independent voices" said Claire Beston, Ethiopia researcher at Amnesty International.

BREAKING NEWS – #OromoFDG2014 – PHOTOS – April 26, 2014: Oromo Students Nonviolent Movement at Wallaggaa University Against Eviction of Oromo Farmers from Finfinnee Surrounding and Expansion of Addis Ababa

April 26, 2014 |

Oromo students’ nonviolent protests are underway at Wallaggaa University against the plan (called the Addis Ababa Master Plan) to evict millions of Oromo farmers and dispossess them of their land in Oromian districts surrounding Finfinnee under the pretext of the “urban development of Addis Ababa.”
According to published data, under the current TPLF regime, Addis Ababa has expanded by ~400% since 1991 (from ~13,763.3-ha in 1991 to ~52,706.2-ha in 2014 – see data here); even though the Oromiyaa Region is a federally constituted state, it continues to be annexed by the Habesha government of Addis Ababa.

Falmii Diddaa Garbummaa Ilmaan Oromoo University Haramaya


Gaaffiin abbaa Biyyummaa Jabaachuun itti fufe. Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Amboo fi Uummatni gamtaadhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisan

Ebla 25, 2014 | Qeerroo Amboo

Gaaffiin mirgaa abbaa Biyyummaa fi Bilisummaa Uummata Oromoon eegale jabaachuun itti fufe. Haalli kun jabaachaa kan Dhufe Yuunivarsiitii Amboo keessattii fi magaala Amboo keessatti Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Amboo sagalee didda dhageessisuun Hiriira nagaa bahan. Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Amboo akka seerri biyyattii eeyyamutti hiriira nagaa gageessuuf wayita gaafatanitti mootummaan wayyaanee waan dideef Gaaffii mirgaa irraa humni nu dhaabuu danda’u hin jiru jechuun gamtaan bahuudhaan dhaadannoo hedduu dhageessisanii jiran. Goototni barattoota Yuunivarsiitii Amboo gamtaan dhaadannoowwan wayita dhageessisan Mootummaan garboomfataa wayyaanee waraana itti bobbaasus osoo duuba hin deebi’iin hiriira nagaa gaggeessanii jiran. 

Artistiin Oromoo Beekamaan Gammachiis Bayyanaa dhukkubsatee akka gargaarsa barbaadu ibsame.

Ebla 24, 2014 |

Artistiin beekamaa fi sabboonaan Gammachiis Bayyanaa dhukkubsatee yaala dhabuun manatti galee akka jiruu fi yaalamuufis humna isaa waan hin qabneef gargaarsa akka barbaadu sabboontonni Oromoo ibsan.
Yeroo dheeraaf walaloowwan, diraamaa gaggaababoo fi sirboota adda addaa rakkoo fi miidhaa ummata Oromoo ibsan, kan haqaa fi duudhaa Oromoo calaqqisan qopheessun uummataaf gumaachaa, ummatas hamleessaa kan ture yoo ta’u, hojiiwwan isaa keeyssaa diraamaan gabaaboo fi walaloowwan akka “Dache”, “Bubbee” kkf kanneen ummata biratti fudhata argatanidha.

Ethiopia's 'villagisation' scheme fails to bear fruit; Residents say government has not delivered on resettlement promise of land, clean water and livestock

April 22, 2014 | The Guardian | William Davison in Gambella

MDG:  Ethiopia's forced villagisation scheme in Gambella province
In the village of Elay, people are defying the government and
 returning home. Photograph: William Davison
The orderly village of Agulodiek in Ethiopia's western Gambella region stands in stark contrast to Elay, a settlement 5km west of Gambella town, where collapsed straw huts strewn with cracked clay pots lie among a tangle of bushes.
Agulodiek is a patch of land where families gradually gathered of their own accord, while Elay is part of the Ethiopian government's contentious "villagisation" scheme that ended last year. The plan in Gambella was to relocate almost the entire rural population of the state over three years. Evidence from districts surrounding Gambella town suggest the policy is failing.

A New Spokesperson for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)

April 22, 2014

In a brief email sent to Oromo and Horn of African media outlets on April 21, 2014, it’s been announced that Ob. Tolera Adaba is the new Spokesperson of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Ob. Tolera Adaba will start his role as the OLF Spokesperson on April 22, 2014.
Ob. Tolera Adaba replaces Ob. Boruu Barraaqaa, who had served the OLF as a spokesperson since 2012. Ob. Boruu Barraaqaa is also a veteran of the Voice of Oromo Liberation (VOL), which is widely known by its Afan Oromo acronym – SBO.

Deliberate and systematic extermination of identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia via land grabbing (1870 – 2014)

April 20, 2014 | Jaatee M.

Land grabbing is classically known as the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally or unfairly. It is recently defined as large scale acquisition of land through purchase or lease for commercial investment by foreign organizations (4). Abyssinian governments of Ethiopia are systematically used land grabbing as a tool either to eradicate completely or to reduce indigenous peoples of Ethiopia particularly Oromo and generally Southern peoples in favor of Abyssinian identities. Both micro and macro scales of land grabbing have effectively resulted in disappearance of indigenous identities over time, because land is not only a fixed asset essential to produce sufficient amount of crop and animal to secure supply of food, but it is the foundation of identities (language, culture, and history) of a community or a nation. Changes to land use without consultation of traditional owners of the land mainly by forceful displacement of indigenous peoples can in a long term result in disappearance of languages, cultures, and histories of the peoples traditionally identified by ancestral land. Both expansion of amorphous towns & cities without integration of identities of indigenous peoples and large scale transfer of rural land to investors are the major political strategies of current Abyssinian government to successfully achieve the target of eradicating identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia in order to replace with Abyssinian identities. Thus, problems associated with land grabbing become very complex in Oromia and Southern Ethiopia where the peoples are unrepresented by the Abyssinian government of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia Rushes to Implement a Genocide Master Plan Against the Oromo

April 20, 2014 | Oromo Press | By Qeerransoo Biyyaa

 The Issue
Under the excuses of “joint development” for cities of Oromia and Finfinne[1], the Tigirean minority regime of Ethiopia has secretly created a master plan it calls “Addis Ababa and the Surrounding Oromia’s Special Zone Common Development Master Plan.”[2]   Using buzzwords of “ urban development”, “investment” and “industrialization” as  “benevolent” justifications, the Tigire People’s Liberation Front is in a feverish campaign mode to implement the next large-scale genocide it wishes to invisibly commit on the Oromo people. The plan to depopulate cities and rural areas inhabited by Oromo farmers and urban residents in and around Finfinne (Addis Ababa) is under way.

ዕቅዱ የአዲስ አበባን የመሬት ችግር ለመፍታት እንጂ ለልማት አይደለም - (ኦፌኮ)

የአዲስ አበባና የኦሮምያ ልዩ ዞን የጋራ ማስተር ፕላን እያወዛገበ ነው
ተቃዋሚዎች የጋራ ፕላኑን ተቃወሙ
አበባየሁ ገበያው አዲስ አበባንና የኦሮሚያ ልዩ ዞን ከተሞችን በልማት ለማስተሳሰር ላለፉት ሁለት ዓመታት ጥናት ሲካሄድ የቆየ ሲሆን፤ የተቀናጀ የጋራ ልማቱን ለመተግበር የተዘጋጀው የጋራ ማስተር ፕላን ባለፈው ሳምንት በአዳማ በተካሄደ የአሰልጣኞች ስልጠና ላይ ለውይይት ቀርቦ ነበር፡፡
የአዲስ አበባንና የኦሮሚያ ልዩ ዞን ከተሞችን የ10 ዓመትና 25 ዓመት የልማት ዕቅዶች የያዘው የጋራ ማስተር ፕላን የተለያዩ ፖለቲካዊ፣ ኢኮኖሚያዊና አስተዳደራዊ ጥያቄዎችና ስጋቶችን የቀሰቀሰ ሲሆን ህገ መንግስታዊ ጥያቄም አስነስቷል፡፡

Oromo Liberation Front Condemns the Acts of Ethnic Cleansing Perpetrated Against the Oromo People by the TPLF-led Regime in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa)

April 17, 2014 | Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) press release

We are gravely concerned that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front-led (TPLF) regime has, once again, intensified its policy of cleansing the Oromo people from Finfinnee, the capital city of Oromia, and the surrounding districts.
The regime first created the so-called Oromia Special Zone in 2008 and since pursued a relentless systematic removal of the indigenous Oromo people from their ancestral land in the name of “land for investors”, with the sole purpose of forcefully usurping and controlling Oromo land and resource.

Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo Mootummaan Wayyaanee Oromoo Finfinnee fi Naannoo Keessaa Haxaayee Baasuuf Itti Jiru Ni Balaaleffata

Ebla 17, 2014 | Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) irraa kenname

Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Adda Bilisummaa Uummata Tigraayiin (Wayyaaneen) gaggeeffamu magaalaa guddittii Oromiyaa, Finfinnee fi magaalota naannoo ishee jirani irraa Oromoo haxaayee baasuuf imaammata qabu itti fufuun isaa hedduu yaaddessaa ta’ee jira.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee jalqaba bara 2008 keessa godina addaa Oromiyaa kan jedhu uumuun Oromoota akaakayyuu fi abaabayyuun laficha irra jiraataa turan buqqisuun shiraan maqaa ’misooina’ jedhuun lafa Oromoo humnaan saamee towannaa isaa jala galchee jira. Finfinnee irraa km 25 – 50 irratti kan argaman magaalonni akka Aqaaqii, Boonsaa, Buraayyuu, Caffee, Caancoo, Duukam, Galaan, Hoolota, Moojoo, Muloo, Sabbata, Sandaafaa, Sulultaa fi Walmaraa bulchiinsa godinoota addaa Oromiyaa jedhamu jalatti yeroo ammaa kana dhuunfaa mootummaa Wayyaanee jala jiru.


April 17, 2014 | By Dr. Gamsiis (Ph.D.)*
THE NEW MASTER PLAN (MASTER CLAN KILLER) OF FINFINNE (ADDIS ABABA): Critique and Protest Against Utopian (Nowhere) Comprehensiveness and Physical (Tabula Rasa) Determinist Master Plan.
The aim of this short essay is to protest and critique the newly declared Master Plan of Finfinne (Addis Ababa), the central city of Oromia. Moreover, it is also aimed to advocate for and bolster the voice of the underrepresented Oromo communities living in around Fifinne who are affected by this master plan. The so called new master plan of the city of Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) is a top-down, utopian, physical determinist, a blue print production oriented plan, and filled with politically void terms, laden with hidden agenda that has a grand aim of disintegrating the territorial integrity of the state of Oromia and expand federal government and the minority settlers it has been sponsoring for the last 23 years at the heart of Oromo land, Finfinne.

Gaaffii Mirga Oromoo irratti Qeerroon Yuuniversitii Jimmaa Iyyatnoo Bulchiinsaa Yuuniversitiif Dhiheessan

Iyyannoo Baratoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa
Bulchiinsa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaatiif
Nuti Dargaggootni Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa rakkina haala yeroo uummata keenya hudhee qabee jiruu fi yeroo irraa gara yerootti jechootni ilmaan nafxanyaa uummata keenya tuffachuu, xiqqeessuu, arrabsuu fi yakka duguuginsa sanyii(genocide)  mootiin habashaa minilikii uummata keenya irratti raawwateef har’a illee leelliftootni ilmaan nafxanyaa  waraanni miniliik gaggeesse waraana qulqulluudha jechuun dhaadachuu irra darbanii mana maxxansa dhuunfaa ‘hinquu’ jedhamuu banachuun ifatti jechoota dhiiga nama danfisuun nu arrabsuu irratti argamu. Harma muraa fi harka muraa Aannoolee fi Calanqootti minilik uummata keenya irratti raawwates tarkaanfii sirriidha jechuun maxxansa kanaan ifatti barreessanii eenyummaa , sabummaa, Oromummaa fi abbaa biyyummaa keenya mulquun maxxansa ‘hinquun’ torbee lama lamaan maxxanfamu kan lakk.113/ Bitootessa 2006 A.L.H maxxanfame irraa hubachuun  danda’amee jira. Waan baay’ee qaaneffachiisaa fi saalfachiisaa ta’e  ilmaan nafxanyaa bulchiinsa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa keessa jiran maxxansa kana chaappaa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaan rukuchuun(mirkaneesuun) ‘social Library’ fi ‘library’ kanneen mooricha keessa jiran hunda keessa kaa’uun yakka sanyii keenya irratti rawwachuun mirkanaa’ee jira.

Yaadannoo Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Oslo Norway Ebla 15, 2014


Walaloo Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo: Qabsaawaan Ni Kufaa, Qabsoon Itti Fufa!


Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) Sounds Alarm about the Ongoing Land-Grab in Oromia; Condemns the Ethiopian Govt’s Land Policy Being Enforced in Oromia Without Oromo’s Participation as Plan to Ignite Violence between Oromo Farmers and Investors

The Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) has sounded its sternest alarm about the ongoing land-grab activities in Oromia, especially the plan regarding the Oromian towns surrounding Finfinnee, in a statement released on April 14, 2014. OFC issued the statement at the conclusion of its meeting in Finfinnee on April 13, 2014.
In the statement, OFC also condemned the Ethiopian government’s Land Policy, which is being enforced in Oromia without Oromo’s participation, as a plan that will ignite violence between Oromo farmers and investors. Furthermore, OFC reminded the Ethiopian government about the Special Interests of Oromia in Addis Ababa (Finfinnee), which has not been implemented so far, per the Constitution.

Memorial Day of the Oromo Martyrs

April 13, 2014 | By Leenjiso Horo

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example
–Benjamin Disraeli
The 15th day of April/Caamsaa is the Memorial Day of the Oromo Martyrs.  For this, on this day of April, we come together to commemorate the fallen Oromo heroes and heroines.  This day has been designated as the Memorial Day of Oromo Martyrs at the meeting of the National Council (Gumii Sabaa) of Oromo Liberation Front held in 1984.  Since then,  the Oromo have been observing this Memorial Day and it has gained widespread acceptance and popular support among the Oromo people and the Oromo nationals in the Diaspora. This day is popularly known as Guyyaa Yaadannoo Gootoota Oromoo.

Oromo Heroes and Heroines Day

April 15, 2014

An Oromoo hero/heroine is one that effects change or dedicated one’s life to change Oromo life with his/her determination and sacrifice. An Oromo hero/heroine is known for bravery, generousity and wisdom and never flinches in the face challenges and temptations.

Guyyaa Goototaa Oromoo

Ebla 13, 2014 | By Ibsaa Guutama | Gubirmans

April 15, 2014

Gooti Oromoo nama kutannoo fi wareegama saatiin jireenya saba Oromoo keessatt jijjiirama argamsiisu yk argamsiisuuf dabarsee of kenne. Gooti Oromoo didhaa fi sossobbiin karaa irraa kan hin ceesifne, jagnummaa, gamnummaa fi arjummaan beekamu.

Sabboonaa Artist Jaafar Yesuuf Wallee Haaraa dhimma Finfinnee irratti baase, Ebla 2014


Ethiopia: Where conscience is constantly on trial; In Ethiopia, Muslim leaders are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit.

April 10, 2014 | By Awol K Allo | Al Jazeera

A high profile trial against protest leaders - intellectuals, activists and elected members of "The Ethiopian Muslim Arbitration Committee" - is shaking the Ethiopian political landscape. The government argues that the accused harbour "extreme" Islamic ideologies. It accuses them of conspiracy with terrorist groups to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state in Ethiopia.

The accused have professed their innocence and denied the charges. In the courtroom, they present the prosecution's case as the continuation of repression by legal means, which resembles the totalitarian perversion of truth and justice of Stalinist and Apartheid regimes.

Egyptian 'suspicions' behind Ethiopia dam crisis

April 10, 2014 | By Mohamed Taha Tawakel | Anadolu Agency

ADDIS ABABA – Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti said Egyptian "suspicions" regarding Ethiopia's multibillion-dollar hydroelectric Nile dam project had caused tensions between the two countries, asserting that dialogue remained the only means of resolving their differences.

"[Suspicions] have led to a kind of lack of confidence, especially on the Egyptian side," Karti told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.

Ethiopia is currently building a $6.4-billion mega-dam on the Blue Nile, the waterway that represents Egypt's main source of water.

ክፍት ደብዳቤ ለኣሜሪካ ድምጽ ሬድዮ ኣማርኛ ፕሮግራም ማኔጂንግ ኤዲተር ወ/ሮ ትዝታ በላቸው

ያ 09, 2014 | ከያህያ ጀማል

በቅድሚያ ይድረስ የተከበረ ሰላምታዬ ለወ/ሮ ትዝታ በላቸው። ከሰላምታዬ በማስከተል ይህን ክፍት ደብዳቤ ለመጻፍ ወዳነሳሳኝ ፍሬ ጉዳይ ልዝለቅ። ወ/ሮ ትዝታ ቢያንስ ከ20 ኣመታት በላይ በኣሜሪካ ድምጽ ሬድዮ ኣማርኛው ፕሮግራም ላይ የማውቅሽ ሚዛናዊ የሆኑ ዝግጅቶችን ስታቀርቢ ነው። በተለይም በፖለቲካ ነክ ጉዳዮች ዙሪያ እንግዶችን ጋብዘሽ በምታዋይያቸው ወቅቶች ሁሉ ተገቢና ፍትሃዊ ጥያቂዎችን እየፈለፈልሽ በመሰንዘር የኣድማጮችሽን የልብ ትርታ ማዳመጥ የምትችይ የቱባ ጋዜጠኝነት ልምድ ባለቤት መሆንሽን ነበር የማውቀው። በዚህም የቪኦኤን ኣማርኛ ፕሮግራም ማድመጥ ከጀመርኩበት ወቅት ኣንስቶ ከሞላ ጎደል ኣድናቂሽ ሆኜ ቆይቻለሁ።

Ethiopia's borderless cyberespionage

April 08, 2014 | Al Jazeera By Felix

I met Abdi (not his real name), a 32-year-old primary school teacher from Ethiopia’s Oromia region, last July while in Nairobi. Abdi had been arrested a year earlier in his hometown for organizing a protest against local government corruption. He was already under the eye of Ethiopian security officials because he refused to provide information on the activities of his students to local authorities.

Over the course of two weeks in detention, Abdi was repeatedly beaten and accused of belonging to the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), which originated in nationalist movements fighting for increased autonomy in the 1960s. The Ethiopian government considers the OLF a terrorist organization and uses the threat of an armed struggle to justify repression of ordinary Oromos, who constitute Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.


April 08, 2014 | OPride

Hundreds of thousands gathered in Hetosa, Arsi zone of Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia's nine federal states, for the unveiling of the Aanolee Cultural Center on April 6, 2014, local media reported.
The cultural center houses the Oromo Martyrs’ memorial monument, an ethnographic museum and a mural. Standing several inches on top of a tomb, the monument shows a severed hand stretched upward holding a women’s breast, also severed. It is erected as a tribute to the Arsi Oromo whose hands and breasts were mutilated by 19th century Ethiopian emperor Menelik II. 

Baqataa Seerawaa Miidhuun Tarkaanfii Namoomaan Alaa fi Seera Addunyaa jiru Dhiitu dha.

Haala Baqattoota Oromoo Biyya Keeniyaa Laalchisee Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromo

Lammiileen biyyoota gara garaa sababoota adda addaan biyya isaanii keessa jiraachuu dadhabu irra abdii of jireessuun biyyoota ollaatti baqatan. Sababni ittiin baqatan gariin kan yeroo gabaabaa keessatti furmaata argatu tahuu danda’a. Rakkinni yeroo gabaabaa keessatti hin furamne yeroo dheeraa fi jijjiirama hundee barbaadus jira. Sababa umamaan rakkooleen dhalatan kan akka hongee, lolaa, kirkira lafaa fi kkf akkasumas, rakkoolee namootni dhalchan kan akka lola biyya keessaa, rakkina dinagdee fi rakkoon siyaasaa sababoota madda baqatummaa ti. Sababoota lammii biyya tokkoo biyya ollaatti baqachiisan keessaa garii wayta furamanitti kanneen qe’ee fi biyya isaanii irraa buqqa’an jireenya isaaniitti deebi’uu irraa rakkoon hin qaban. Kan biyyatti deebi’uu hin dandeenye kanneen mootummaa fi sirna jiru waliin wal dhabbii qabani dha. Ilmaan Oromoo baqa kana biyyii weeraraan qababuun booda Jaarraa tokkoon dura lubbuu baafatuu fi kabajaa namooma isaanii tikfatuuf jalqaban.

Dr. Negaso Responds Again; Response to Ato Girma Kassa’s Response

April 07, 2014 |

Point 1 – On “Trying to have back the dead Kinijit is an illusion?”
Dr.Negaso Gidada former president of Unity for Democracy and Justice Party (UDJ),
Yes, I am sure that we are speaking of the same Kanji as the organization which was a coalition of four parties which was legally registered and participated in the 2005 election but which disintegrated latter. As an organization, it was born then and has died since.

A Second Open Letter to Obbo Leenco Lata

April 07, 2014 | By Malkaa Guutuu*
In my previous letter, I argued that the Oromo Democratic Front’s imminent entry into the current Ethiopian political landscape might prove to be beneficial for the Oromo; concluded by stating that the move was also fraught with certain risks; and promised to identify what I considered to be the major downsides in another piece. This letter is an attempt to do just that, but before proceeding to do so, I would like to make the following points. First, although the letter is addressed to Obbo Leenco – the most charismatic and dynamic leader of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), it is also meant to communicate with the other dedicated and able individuals making up the leadership of the organization, particularly its competent Deputy Chairman – Dr. Diimaa Nagawoo. The other point pertains to a mistake I made in the last letter in naming the Oromo clan of Finfinnee, Eekkaa as Yakkaa. The correction is duly noted, with a credit to a thoughtful commenter who pointed out the error.


April 07, 2014 | By Bulbulaa Tufaa

Among the major Oromo descent groups, the Matcha-Tulama group has got one of the largest populations, stretching on vast area of land in central and western Oromia. As we are able to learn from our fathers, Matcha and Tulama are Borana brothers, being Tulama angafa (first born) and Matcha qixisuu (second born son). As common to all Oromo ethno-history, the tradition that governs the social role of “angafa and qixisuu”, which begins right from the immediate family unit, has a deep genealogical meaning and social role in re-invigorating the solidarity of the nation. From the earliest time of which we have a tradition hanging down to us,
  •  Matcha-Tulama Oromo has had a supreme legislative organ known as  Chaffe.  The Chaffe legislates laws which  will eventually be adopted as  Seera Gadaa

The fate of the Oromo under the rising Amhara racism

April 05, 2014 | By Rundassa Asheetee

The Habasha Dabtaras always talk about history as if we live in the past. But none of us live in the past, only in the present, though our present is in the hands of the Tigre tribe.
Yes, there is what we call “history”, yet, history doesn’t just happen on it’s own but it is made by people. As such, when we look back into history, we find that people who made our lives so challenging today are the Dabtaras who love to talk about history.

Haala Yeroo Ilaalchisee Ibsa Sochii Dargaggoota Biyyoolessaa Irraa Kenname

Ebla 05, 2014 | Qeerroo Bilisummaa | Jimma

Bakka bu’oonni Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo godinoota adda addaa irraa walitti dhufuun Ebla 1 fi Ebla 2,2014 walgahii guyyaa lamaaf gaggeefatan irratti haala yeroo uummata Oromoo fi Qabsoo FDG bilisummaa Oromoo daran jabeessuu fi haala waliigala raafama siyaasa Impayeera biyyattii irratti marii bal'a gochuun ibsa armaan gadii dabarsee jira.

Why Europeans should care about Ethiopia’s repression of journalists

April 03, 2014 |

With European elections looming and a host of crises here at home dominating the political debate, there is the risk that challenges abroad - including Ethiopia’s disturbing treatment of journalists - will be swept under the carpet. It is vitally important that the current Parliament and Commission not let that happen as their mandates wind down, writes Alison Bethel McKenzie.

Towards The Total Surveillance State: Ethiopia

April 03, 2014 | Techdirt

One of the most disturbing aspects of Edward Snowden's leaks is that they reveal the total surveillance state, where the authorities monitor everything, and know everything, is no mere abstraction. Where before such a vision was the domain of tinfoil-wearing, conspiracy theorists, today it is only a couple of "hops" from reality. Given that the enabling technology is available, you might have expected there would already be a few nations that have moved close to the total surveillance state; but you might be surprised to learn that one of them is Ethiopia. A new and chilling report published recently by Human Rights Watch, entitled "They Know Everything We Do: Telecom and Internet Surveillance in Ethiopia," explores the evidence in detail (pdf):

Oromoon Dureessa Seenaa Waggaa Kumootaa malee, Hiyyeessa Seenaa Waggaa Dhibbootaa miti!

Ebla 03, 2014 | Boonsaa Lammii Irraa
Deeggarsa (Rejoinder) Xalayaa Obbo Yahyaa Jamaal
Obbo Yahyaa Jamaal xalayaa banaa dhihoo kana gara OSAtti barreesseen, dhimma belbeltuu xiyyeeffannoo hundaa gaafatu kaase. Dubbii kanas afaan alangaan ittiin hubachuu danda’uun osoo hin taane afaanuma keenya filatee barreessuu isaaf dinqisiifannoo guddaan qabaaf. Yeroo miidiyaa irratti waa barreessinu afaan kamiin dhaamsa kam eenyuuf akka barreessaa jirru beekuun bilchinna jalqabaa ti jedheen amana.

SQBO/ቄሮ የኦሮሞ ወጣቶች ለነፃነት ንቅናቄ ድምጽ reports a mutiny has started in Woyane's army camp in Eastern Oromia


Guyyaa Yaadannoo Gootota Oromoo United Kingdom- Bolton /Manchester Ebla (April) 27, 2014

Guyyaan yaadannoo Gootota Oromoo bara 2014 Biyya UK gaafa Dilbata, Ebla 27, 2014, magaalaa Bolton (Manchester) keessatti qophaawee jira. Orommoo fi firoottan Oromoo biyya UK fi naannootti argamtan akka dhuftanii guyyaa seena qabeessa kana waliin yaadannu kabjaan isin afeerra.

The Quest for Oromo’s Indigenous Knowledge and Institutions

April 01, 2014 | By Iddoosaa Ejjetaa, Ph.D.*
The classical definition of knowledge was given by Plato as “justified true belief.” There are many philosophical theories to explain knowledge. The online Oxford dictionaries define knowledge as a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject [online]. The same source explain knowledge that can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic. According to Stanley Cavell, “Knowing and Acknowledging” the “knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings.” I am not here to write the theory of knowledge, but trying to bring the human society acknowledgement and recognition for the Oromoo nation’s indigenous knowledge.

Oromo Prisoner of Conscience Olbana Lelisa Is Seriously Sick in Prison; and Ethiopian Govt Has Denied Him Access to Medical Attention — Family Members Speak on Radio Afuura Biyyaa