OMN sagantaa Afaan Arabaan tamsaasuun faaydaa guddaa qaba

Muddee 29, 2016 | Najiib Zannuun Irraa

OMN sagantaa Afaan Arabaan tamsaasuun dhugaa ummata keenyaa addunyaa afaan keenya hin beeyne dhageeysisuufi Oromoo addunyaan wal barsiisuuf faaydaa guddaa qaba.


Diinoonni Oromoo takkaa rafanii hin beekan. Kan isaan hirriiba dhabaniif cubbuu fi shira xaxuu,akkasumas ummata Oromoo gandaan addaan qooduuf osoo tattaafataniiti. Diina ifa bahaa diinummaa isaa beeynurra kan fira fakkaatee diina tahuutu irra hamaadha. Akkuma “Mootummaan sodaatinii Saree mootummaa sodaadhu” jedhanitti kanneen qabsoo teenyaaf gufuu tahanis isaannan akkanaa kana. Yeroo waa’ee qabsoo teenyaa dubbatan waanuma nuuf yaadan fakkaatu. Garuu irra-keessa nu fakkaachaa harka lafa jalaan diinummaa isaanii gaggeeysu. Namoonni akkanaa kun guddina keenya hin fedhan,dhugaa keenya hin jaalatan,tokkummaa keenya jibbu,diigamiinsa keenyaaf carraaqu, akkasumas gadda keenyatti kanneen gammadaniidha. Gochaalee isaanii kana faana buunee hoggaa laallu,diinummaan isaan ummata Oromoof qaban kan diinni keenya ifa bahaan nuuf qabuun garaa-garummaa hin qabdu.

Guyyaa WBO Amajjii Tokko Bara Haaraa 2017 Kabajamuuf jiru Ilaalchisuun Ibsa Gabaabaa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Irraa Kenname.

Muddee 29, 2016 | Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo

Uummata Oromoo Hundaaf 

Baga nagaan jala bultii guyyaa WBO kan bara 2017 fi waggaa haaraan isin gahe. Guyyaa ayyaana dachaa kana yeroo itti kabajachuuf deemnu haalli ummanit keenya irree cunqursaa jala jiruu fi walabummaa isaaf ammoo warraaqsa hiriyyaa hin qabne gaggeessuun wareegama ol aanaa kafalaa jiru keessa jirra. Barri 2017 kun kan milkii fi injifatanoo akka nuu ta’u irratti qabsaawuun dirqama qabasoo nurraa eegamu akka baanu abdii qabna. 

Ibsa Gumii Sabaa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (GS-ABO)

Muddee 29, 2016 | Gumii Sabaa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (GS-ABO) irraa

Gumiin Sabaa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (GS-ABO) walgahii isaa dhaabbataa Mudde 16 – 25, 2016 gaggeeffateen haala Dhaabaa fi QBO, akkasumas, haala Ummata keenyaa, haala diinaa (mootummaa TPLF/EPRDF), haala Godina Gaanfa Afriikaa fi kan Idil-Addunyaa irratti marii fi xiinxala bal’aa gaggeessee murtiilee jajjaboo QBO daran jabeessanii fuula dura tarkaanfachiisan dabarseera. Murtiilee dabran hojiitti hiikuuf kan gargaaran dirqamaa fi qajeelfamoota adda addaa KHR-ABOf kennuudhaanis wal gahii isaa milkii fi injifannoodhaan xumurate.

Raadiyoo Simbirtuu : Oduu fi qophii IMALAA (22/12/2016)

     

Human Rights Watch : The Year in Human Rights Videos Picks Oromo Protest at the top

December 22, 2016 | By Amy Braunschweiger, Senior Web Communications Manager

The gunning down of peaceful protesters in Ethiopia. Animations depicting the devastation of Saudi Arabia’s male ‘guardianship’ system on women’s lives. From these to child brides and LGBT rights, here are the year’s most-watched videos on Human Rights Watch’s YouTube Channel.
1. When we pieced together cell phone footage showing the deaths of peaceful protesters in Ethiopia, it became by far our most-watched video this year – both in English and Amharic.

Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. 

Fascinating discussion (in Afaan Oromo) about Gadaa system by Kenyan Oromos via STN KENYA.

         

Oromo TV: Waamicha Waldaa Dubartoota Oromoo - Washington DC Muddee 17, 2016 (17/12/2016)

             

Ethiopia: detained journalist missing, denied access to family and medical care

December 15, 2016 | DefendDefenders.com

Ethiopian authorities should immediately disclose the location of Temesgen Desalegn, who was jailed on spurious charges two years ago, and give him access to medical care, said the Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE) and DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) today.
Temesgen Desalegn is serving a three-year sentence in Ziway prison on charges of defamation, incitement, and false publication. However, relatives have attempted to visit him for seven consecutive days, and been told by Ziway prison administration officials that his location is unknown. His relatives reported that they had not seen him since 7 November 2016.

“Jaarsi Biyyaa Dhibeera” Hayyuu Sabaa Faarfataa Tolawaaq Eliyaas

TNT World Insight: State of Emergency in Ethiopia – Part I & II

                 PART ONE                                                                           PART TWO
     

Ethiopia: Social media and news websites blocked by government to prevent protests

December 15, 2016 | Amnesty International

  • Google transparency report shows dramatic drop in internet traffic out of Ethiopia on two days when at least 100 people were killed by security forces during protest
  • 16 news sites and access to WhatsApp blocked between June and October

“As far as the Ethiopian government is concerned, social media is a tool for extremists... The reality, though, is very different” – Michelle Kagari

The Ethiopian government systematically and illegally blocked access to social media and news websites in its efforts to crush dissent and prevent reporting of attacks on protesters by security forces during a wave of protests over the last year, a new report released today shows.

Research conducted by Amnesty International and the Open Observatory of Network Interference shows that between June and October this year during times of heightened tension and protests, access to WhatsApp and at least 16 news outlets was blocked, especially in the Oromia region.

Maqaa ABOn Afanfajjii Uumuun Qabsoo Bilisummaa irratti Yakka

Mudde 08, 2016 | Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO)

ABOn baroota dheeraaf QBO humneessuun galii isaatiin gahuu irratti ifatti hojjatuun kanneen sababa adda addaan dhaaba irraa adda bahan walta’iinsa uumuun dhaabatti akka deebi’an taasisaa akka ture ifaa dha. Waltahinsoota QBO jabeessan adda addaa godhaman keessaa Waltahiinsa Shanee ABO fi QC-ABO Waxabajjii bara 2014 Berlinitti tahe isa tokko.

"Furmaatni Tokkichi Warraaqsaa FXG Daran Jabeessu Dha"- Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo, Mudde 04,2016

Mudde 04, 2016 | Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo irraa

Haala Yeroo Oromiyaan Keessa Jirtuu fi Hiraarsaa fi Shoroorkeessa Waraanni Wayyaanee maqaa State of Emergency jedhuun waraana biyyarratti labsee yakka duguuginsa Sanyii (Genocide) dalagaa jiruu ilaalchisuun Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo furmaatni tokkichi Warraaqsaa FXG daran jabeessudha jechuun Ibsa Waliigalaa fi Waamichaa qabsoo uummata Oromoo fi saboota Cunqurfamoof dabarse!!

MAALIIF WAL SAKAALLAA?

Mudde 05, 2016 | Noolee Buttaatiin

Yeroon kun yeroo itti diinaan wal aansoo wal qabaa jirrudha.Haa ta’u malee adeemsi fi matabowwuun karaa miidiyaa hawaasaa deemaa jiru kan diinni nu godherra kan nuti wal godhuuf deemnutuu fi kan kalees dukkanatti nu naqe caalaatti ammammoo hallayyaa qilee gadi fagoo taatetti Oromoo naquuf jedha!
Yaa Oromoo barreeffama yeroo darbee tokko irratti Oromoon bara Gadaa wal arrabsoo qaba wal arrabsoon kun garuu abbaan fedhe utuu hin taane, walaannaa ykn Foolleetu mirga kana qaba.Kunis hanga Gadaan sun sagal bulee Korma moosisutti ta’uu yaada kana dhiyeesseen ture.

Ethiopia dispatches 86 spy agents to North America and Europe

December 05, 2016 | Via #MinilikSalsawi

Ethiopia: 86 Woyane spy agents, who recently received security training in Britain and Israel, have been dispatched to North America and Europe to create confusion and disturbances among Ethiopian Diaspora communities. The spy agents will attend Diaspora getting together activities, including churches and mosques, camouflaging genuine followers. The Tigre regime in Ethiopia is targeting communities where its penetration is low or where it lacks control over.  The spying agents’ mandate is creating confusion, disturbances, focus diversions and disagreements among these communities, if possible poisoning some individuals.

Ethiopia: State of Emergency, the Empire of Chaos in Oromia

December 01, 2016 | Human Rights League of The Horn of Africa | HRLHA urgent action

The deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over ten months (November 2015- September 2016)  led by “Qeerroo Bilissummaa” literally, youth  for freedom against subjugation, dramatically changed  the peaceful protests into violence after the tyrannical government mercilessly massacred over 700  Oromos at the Irrecha Festival,  Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, 2016. The tyrannical government of TPLF/EPRDF declared a state of emergency on October 8, 2016 to cool down the anger of the nation. However, the  declaration of a six-month state of emergency could not stop the Oromo nation from protesting. Killings, rapes, and the detaining of Oromos by the killing squad Agazi force continued unabated. Jima University students once again reignited peaceful protests on November 20, 2016 complaining that security forces entered campus at night to make arrests. Many students were taken from their campus dormitories and their whereabouts are not known. The Jima University  students demanded to know about their fellow Oromos.

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political… (Ethiopia) Representative List - 2016  Film ‘The Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo’ © UNESCO
      
Description: Gada is a traditional system of governance of the Oromo people in Ethiopia developed from knowledge gained over generations. It regulates political, economic, social and religious activity serving as a mechanism for enforcing moral conduct, building community cohesion, and expressing culture. Gada is organized into five classes taught by oral historians, with each having to progress through a series of grades before it can take the leadership. Men, whose fathers are members, participate. Transmission occurs within families and at school.

Ethiopia: Arrest of opposition leader an assault on freedom of expression

December 01, 2016 | Amnesty International

Reacting to news of the arrest of Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Michelle Kagari said:
“The arrest of Merera Gudina is an outrageous assault on the right to freedom of expression and should sound alarm bells for anyone with an interest in ending the deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over the past year.”
“This is a move that will exacerbate, rather than ease, the underlying tensions currently simmering in the country. Instead of resorting to further repression and clamp-downs, the Ethiopian government must urgently and meaningfully address the human rights grievances that are fuelling unrest.”

Ethiopia arrests top Oromo opposition politician after Europe Parliament speech

December 01, 2016 | The Washington Post | By Paul Schemm

 A top opposition politician from Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group who criticized the country’s state of emergency at the European Parliament has been arrested, the government announced Thursday.
A colleague said police arrested Merera Gudina and three others from his home in Addis Ababa late Wednesday shortly after his return from Europe. The trip included a Nov. 9 speech to the European Parliament in which Gudina said tens of thousands have been arrested under the state of emergency in Ethiopia.

The future of Oromia doesn’t depend on what VISION Ethiopia groups think

November 20, 2016 | By Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

Just off west of Assosaa’s tip, two cultures collide. One is mine, and the other belongs to the Nu’eer or to the Anyuwaak people.  Now, go onto Wambara, turn south east and cross to Leeqaa, Guduruu, Gindabarat, Jalduu, and then back north to Jaarssoo, Garbba-Guraacha and continue northwards all the way to Wallo. There, you will enjoy songs dances that resemble the Dhiichisaa of Shaggar (centeral Oromia). A swift move toward east or south Oromia provides you with a mixture of Borana rhythm played out in Jimmaa, Iluu Abbaa Booraa and western Oromia, part of my country that some small minded men would like to call “Wallagga”.

KAAYYOON MOOTUMMAA WAYYANEE OROMOO FI OROMIYAA BALEESUUDHAA ILAAMAN OROMOO RAAYYAA ITTISA BIYYA FI POOLISII OROMIYAA OROMOO FI OROMIYAA MALEE MOOTUMMAA WAYYANEE YOOKIIN TPLF TAJAJIILUU HIN QABADAN!

Sadaasa 10, 2016 | Elias Jemal Ahmed Irraa*
Elias Jemal Ahmed

Raayyaa ittisa biyya fi seera-kabachiistuu (poolisii) tokko yokina ummanii sabaa bal’aa motummaa gaafa hundeefatu dhaabootaa tajajiila hundeefatu keessaa jachuunis hojjataa mootummaa sadarkaa ol’aanaa, bulchiisaa biyya, Mana Murtii, Mana Barumasaa, Wajjiraa Fayaa, Waajjira Bishanii Daandii, karaa fi kkf isaa keessa tokkodhaa. Motummaan tokko dhaabootaa asii olitti ibsaamaan fi kkf saababiin itti hundeesuu feedhii ummataa kan siyaasaa kan dingadee guutuuman guutuuti halaa tajajilaa keenuufii mirgootaa fi seera kabachiisuf faayyidaa ummataa faayyidaa kan walii kabachiisu fi amanamummaadhan kabachisufidhaa.


Qaamolee motummaa asii olitti ibsaamaan keessaa raayyaa ittisa biyya fi seera-kabachiistuu (polisii) qaamolee gahee guddaa qabana fi ummataa fi biyyaf gahee tajajiila guddaa qabaniidhaa diraqamanii fi itti-gaafatamummaan itti keenamuu naganyaa ummataa naganyaa biyyaa fi dangaa biyyaa kabachiisu yamuu ta’uu tarkaafiiwaan ummataa irraatti fudhatamu irraa ittisuu fi ummataaf wabii ta’uudhaan guutuuman guutuuti kabachisudhaa. Itti-gaafatamummaa asii olitti ibsaamaan ba’uudhan raayyaa ittisa biyya fi poolisii waadaa jari galaan ana duraa kabajaa ummataa kotti fi kabajaa biyyaa kotti dursaa milkaa’in lubbuu fi kafaltii barbachiisaa ta’ee naraa egaamu hundaa nana kafala kannaafisa waqayyoo nahagargaruu jadhe waadaa galuudhaa. Umanis dirqaamaa fi itti-gaafatamummaa itti kenamee waadaa galee hubachuu fi kabajuun komii tokko malee galii waggaa isaa irraa hir’iisee raayyaa itti biyya fi poolisaa mindaa isaaf uffanaaf hidhaanaa isaaf tajajiila fayaa fi barumasaaf isaaf kan soorama bahe soorama baasa waan barbachiisaa ta’ee hundaaf gamachuudhan keenaf.

Is Oromo fiduciary to Habesha and often demanded to confess its political strategy?

November 10, 2016 | By Falmataa Sabaa (Ph.D)
I want to supplement to the exigency of Prof. Ezekiel’s recent article entitled “The Big Debate – Beyond Assimilation and Accommodation: The Resurgence of Oromo Nationalism”. Presumptive reason as to why Prof. Ezekiel took the initiative of writing the article might have to do with the recurring pan-Ethiopianist’s requirement posed on Oromo politicians to regularly confess their political will toward Ethiopianism. Prof. Ezekiel’s articulation emanates from the difficulty pan-Ethiopianists have had to understand Oromo’s theory on land ownership and issue of national identity. Although the article is comprehensive of the domain it intended to address and derived conclusion logical, I have slightly different assumptions on the possible causes for the seemingly shift of TPLF from its goal at inception. In juxtaposition with and as a continuum to the article, I would like to avow the pan-Ethiopianists relentless effort to wrongly define Oromo’s cause and futile ambition to set limit on the scope of our political goal.

Will Ethiopia’s Year-Long Crackdown End? Need for Meaningful Reforms, Accountability

November 10, 2016 | Human Rights Watch | Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa

When I met 15-year-old “Meti” (not her real name), she felt her dream of becoming a nurse was over. In February, Meti and her classmates joined a protest in East Hararghe, in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, against the government’s displacement of farmers around Addis Ababa, security force abuses, and the repression of opposition voices. When security forces started shooting, she and her classmates ran; she turned to see her brother shot dead. Later that night, security forces arrested her father and two of her brothers. Then school officials informed her they were suspending her from school for her participation in the protest.

Oromo TV: Xurii irratti xurii biroo dabaluun ajaa/kosii hin qulqulleessu

       

Faaruu Yaadanoo Gootota Imaan Oromoo FDG fi FXG irrati kufaniif

            

HRW: Relatives of Ethiopian Protesters Arrested, Detained

November 08, 2016 | Human Rights Watch

Twenty-five-year-old Shukri Shafe Guled comes from the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia, but has been living in Australia since 2010. In June 2016, he and other protesters gathered in Melbourne to demonstrate against the visit of an Ethiopian delegation that included the Somali Regional State president, Abdi Mohamoud Omar, known as Abdi Iley, who is accused of human rights abuses back home.
Guled explains pro-government supporters took his photograph and told him that “within 15 minutes,” they would “punish” his relatives living in Ethiopia. He says his three brothers were detained that day, and have not been heard from since.
Guled says his sister and his elderly mother were detained for about a month.

Mr. D. W Giorgis’ speech at “Vision Ethiopia Conference” is an Amhara chauvinism manifestation at its core!

November 08, 2016 | By Abbaa Ormaa

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The following two paragraphs are the basis of the speech given by the chairman and founder of “Vision Ethiopia” Mr. Major D. W Giorgis, at the recent conference organized by “Vision Ethiopia”, in Washington DC titled “The End Game and Transition” (http://www.ethiomedia.com/1000codes/end-game-and-transition.pdf). The following two paragraphs say everything you need to know about the true mission of “Vision Ethiopia” and the conference. The significance of this speech is that it is not an opinion of one participant at the conference.  This is the view of “Vision Ethiopia” founder.

Ethiopia’s Declaration of State of Emergency on Oromia is an equivalent of Derg’s “Red Terror.” : Here is why.

October 28, 2016 | By Leelloo Sabaa
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In Ethiopian Empires’ political history, the year 1977-78 is remembered as the year when Mangistu Haile Mariam’s political power was absolutely threatened and his rule was shaken. The opponents to his power became so strong and lethal such that Mangistu was forced to declare “Red Terror” on its real or imagined enemies to its reign in Ethiopia between 1977-78. By this declaration of “Red Terror”(Mangistu’s state of emergency), Mangistu asserted that all “progressives” were given freedom of action in helping to root out enemies of his rule. Peasants, workers, public officials and even students loyal to the Mangistu regime were provided with arms to: assassinate, kill, imprison and loot as they wished. Militia attached to the Kebeles, the neighborhood watch committees were given freedom to train their gun on anyone with whom they have even personal but no ideological disagreement. All people allied to Mangistu went into killing spree and even children were not spared. During these years of “Red Terror”, Amnesty International estimated that up to 500, 000 to 2,000,000 people were butchered and thousands were left on the street for their body to decompose. In May 1977, the Swedish general secretary of  Save the Children Fund estimated too that “1000 children have been killed and their bodies are left in the streets and being eaten by wild hyenas.” Parents of the deceased were asked to collect the bodies of their loved ones by paying money for the bullet wasted killing their children.

Yuunvarsiitii Bulee horaa kessatti fincilli barattootaa bifa haaraan dhoheera

Onkoloolessa 28, 2016 | Qeerroo.org

Fincilli kun otoo uummanni keenya dhumaa jiruu hamlee ittiin nyaata nyaannu hin qabnu jechuun,  nyata lagachuun kan eegale yemmuu ta’u Humni AGI’AZII dirqamaan nyaachisuuf jecha barattoota kanarratti dhukaasa banen BARATAA ABDII ADULAA KAN JDHAMU BARATAAN INJINARING WAGGAA 2FFAA DHALATAAN Gujii battalumatti lubbuun darbuun gabaafameera.

Fincilichi ammas kan itti fufe jiru yemmuu ta’u, MOORAA KESSAA BAHUUNIS TA’E GARA MOORAATTI SEENUUN HUMNOOTA UF IRREE WAYYAANEEN UGGURAMEE JIRAACHUUNIS BARAMEERA.

The Oromo Leadership Convention and the Future of Ethiopia

October 22, 2016 | By Ezekiel Gebissa*

Questions about Oromo loyalty to Ethiopia persist though they are stale, condescending and meaningless.  The sort of questions that Tedla raises have been litigated for nearly three decades. The issue of secession, for instance, was basically settled when federalism was chosen as a solution and secession was enshrined in the Ethiopian Constitution as a right in principle. For those who have remained in the mindset of the ancient regime, however, all Oromo political moves, even a call for a convention, must be scrutinized for some hidden desire for secession.  To be sure, no one Ethiopian group has the moral authority to administer the litmus test of loyalty to Ethiopia. It is unfathomable that Oromos have to answer such questions especially in the wake of what the sacrifices of generation of Oromo to liberate Ethiopia from tyrannical rule.

“We don’ot care if we get killed” – Protests in Ethiopia continue

October 22, 2016 | By David Gilbert | Vice News

The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency in the country as it intensifies a crackdown on widespread anti-government protests born of frustration that’s been fomenting for decades. In the past two weeks alone, authorities have arrested thousands of protesters, overwhelmingly young people by some accounts.

Woyyaaneen labsii yeroo hatattamaa labsite; kufaatiin isii kalaayuu addunyaaf mirkaneessite

October 09, 2016 |

Labsiin yeroo hatattamaa kuni kana booda gatii hanga ammatti kaffale caalaa nu hin kaffalchiisu. Obsaa fi murannoodhaan Agaazii fundura dhaabachuu qofa kan nu barbaachisu.


Mootummaan Woyyaanee labsii yeroo ariifachiisaa ifatti labsite kufaatiin isii kan hin oolle ta’uu addunyaaf ibsite. Labsiin kuni baatii 6 tura jedhama. Labsiin sadarkaa kanaa ganna 25 keessatti yeroo jalqabaatiif Itoophiyaa keessatti kan ta’e. Woyyaaneen labsii kana kan labsite yeroo Haylamaaram Dassaalenyi telviziyoona biyyattii irratti olbayee dubbatetti. Labsii yeroo hatattamaa kanaan Oromiyaan guutummatti too’annaa mootumaa jalaa bayuu ifatti akka fudhataniif kan Woyyaanee dirqisiise qabsoo hadhaayaa Oromoon woggaa tokkoof geggeesse.

UN rights office calls for independent inquiry following numerous deaths at an Ethiopian festival

October 07, 2016 | United Nations (UN) News center

Expressing concern at increasing unrest in several Ethiopian towns following deaths of a number of people in unclear circumstances in the country’s Bishoftu town, the United Nations human rights arm has called on protesters to exercise restraint and on security forces to conduct themselves in line with international human rights laws and standards.
“The protests have apparently been fuelled in part by a lack of trust in the authorities’ account of events, as well as wildly differing information about the death toll and the conduct of security forces,” Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) told journalists at a regular press briefing at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG).

EU needs new approach on Ethiopia

October 06, 2016 | Eu Observer.com | By FELIX HORNE

In January, the European Parliament passed a 19-point resolution condemning the Ethiopian government’s brutal crackdown on protests that had left more than a hundred dead. Many Ethiopians rejoiced at the resolution. I read it to some Ethiopian friends, who cried.

State Terrorism In Ethiopia : Irrecha Massacre, Bushoftu October 02, 2016 (In Pictures)

TPLF's Force that committed the Irrecha massacre (In parts)


The genocidal massacres of Oromos at the Irreechaa Fesival: The lies of the Tigre-led Ethiopian government

October 05, 2016 | By Asafa Jalata, PhD, The University of Tennessee

On October 2, 2016, the Tigre-led Ethiopian regime massacred more than seven hundred Oromos and injured hundreds more at Irreechaa, the Oromo national holiday of thanksgiving held in Bishoftu in which millions had gathered. During the Irreecha festival, Ethiopian security forces shot live ammunition into the crowd and fired tear gas, although they claimed that the lives lost were due to a stampede. Western media have joined in this claim, spreading inaccurate information about the tragic events of this day. However, Oromo victims know what happened to them and they are telling their truth. They have used videos, pictures, and social media to release accurate information.

Irreecha massacre survivor Milkessa Midega explains how the Oromo Thanksgiving festival turned into a day of terror

October 10, 2016 | OPride | by Milkessa Midega

On Sunday morning at 7 a.m., I, along with nine other friends, arrived in Bishoftu, a town 25 miles southeast of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, for the annual Irreechaa festival. We were searched by police before entering the town.

Empire of bleeding and thrombosis kept under bad physicians and wrong remedies

September 16, 2016 | By Dr. Baro Keno Deressa*

By Dr. Baro Keno Deressa
The Oromo people are managed to unite under their vanguard organization OLF to fight for the same purpose (eradicating colonization). The formation of unity under one organization and the bravery act of Oromo people brought changes in Ethiopian empire. The Patriotic act and the clear message of qube generation guided by qeerroo leadership from Oromia get a good response from all nations of Ethiopian Empire (Amharas, Gurages, Afars, Ogaden, sidama, Benishangul, Gambellans, innocent Tigreans ….etc).
Many Oromo nationalists criticize the colonial system of Ethiopian Empire. The core value of Ethiopian empire was not build on the will and equality of all nations. Nations are a product of the human will and imagination and the institutions that sustain their collective efforts. The key values of federalism, democracy, and inclusive government have not been sufficiently consolidated as core values for their nations. Full or real freedom, they believe, will come with freedom of all. Eradicating all forms of colonial system of domination is crucial (political, economic, social, military) in order to accomplish freedom of all nations.

Ethiopia: The Time for Change is Now!

September 16, 2016 | Oakland Institute | By: Elizabeth Fraser

Last weekend on the eve of two large celebrations in Ethiopia—the Ethiopian New Year and the beginning of Eid al-Adha festivities—the Ethiopian authorities pardoned approximately 1,000 people, 135 of whom had been charged under the country’s draconian Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. Amongst those released were leaders of theEthiopian Muslim community, who have been in jail since July 2012 when they were detained for protesting against governmental interference in religious affairs.1

Symbol Of Resistance: Defiant marathoner Feyisa Lilesa has taken Ethiopia’s protests to the United States

September 14, 2016 | QUARTZ AFRICA | Written By Abdi Latif Dahir

Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa took his defiance on the running field to Washington DC on Tuesday (Sept. 13), calling the United States and world’s attention to the wave of violent protests that has engulfed his home country.

Congressmen Point to Protesting Ethiopian Olympic Runner as Victim in Fight for Freedom

September 14, 2016 | Foreign Policy.com | BY SIOBHÁN O'GRADY

Over the course of one weekend in early August, human rights groupsreported that close to 100 Ethiopian civilians were killed across the country in clashes with security forces as they protested being politically and economically sidelined by the government.

UN human rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Ethiopia abuses

September 13, 2016 | www.reprieve.org

The UN’s human rights chief has used a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council to criticise Ethiopia for a recent crackdown on opposition which has included the kidnapping and sentencing to death of a British man, Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege.
Speaking this morning at the opening session of the Council, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said: “While Ethiopia has made impressive gains in terms of economic development, we are deeply concerned about repeated allegations of excessive and lethal use of force against protestors, enforced disappearances, and mass detentions, including of children, as well as by worrying restrictions on civil society, the media and opposition.”

NO TO EXTORTION AND OTHER FORMS OF TERRORIZING BUSINESS PEOPLE IN OROMIA

September 13, 2012 | By Dr. Tsegaye Ararssa

We have received reports from various cities and towns of Oromia this morning. The reports indicate that the regime is taking measures to"punish" businesses in Oromia for taking part in the boycott last week. In towns such as Naqamt and Ambo, it's reported that the regime is seeking to collect a "penalty" of ETB 10,000 on every Bajaj service that was not in operation last week, including those who were not working for personal reasons.
This is illegal.
Beyond and above being a plunder enforced through state apparatus, this is an extension of the regime's terrorist practices to the economic sphere. It's a politically motivated vindictive act inflicted on our people merely because they exercised their right to take part in the boycot.

Ibsa Walgahii Koree Hojii Raawachiiftuu Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO)

Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO)

KHR–ABO walgahii isaa dhaabbataa Fulbaana 1 irraa kaasee hanga Fulbaana 11, bara 2016tti gaggeeffachuun, gabaasaa dameelee dhageeffatee rakkoolee mumul’ataniif furmaataa fi qajeelfama eega akeekeen booda, haala qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo fi walabummaa Oromiyaa, haala mootummaa faashistii Wayyaanee, haala sochiilee farra-faashistii wayyaanee; kan naannoo ummata Amaaraa (Gondor, Goojjamii fi Walqaayit) keessatti adeemaa jiru, haala sochii ummata Konsoo fi Majangir, Gambeellaa, Sidaamaa, Benshaangul, Ogaadeen, haala Gaanfa Afrikaa fi Afrikaa guutummaatti , haala addunyaa fi kallattiin ammoo, haala sochii qabsoo bilisummaa fi walabummaa Oromiyaa waliin waan wal qabate, dhimma dippilomaasii Oromoo ilaalchiisee, gadii fageenyaan gilgaaluu fi xiinxaluun murtiilee kanaa gadii dabarsuun walgahii isaa milkiin xumuree jira.

The Ugly Truth out of the Demonstration in Washington DC: was it against deception of TPLF or to mislead Oromo identity?

September 13, 2016 | By Ilma Saba (Ph.D)
                

Waamichaa Ariifachiisaa Uummatni Oromoo Hundii Bakka Jirtaan Aanaa, Godina, Ganda, Masyibaasii fi Bakka Argamtaan Hundatti Walitti Dhufuun Warraaqsii itti Fufuu qaba!!

Fulbaana 04, 2016 | Qeerroo.org

Manni Hidhaa Wayyaanee Beekamaa fi guddichi kan Hayyootni qaroo uummata Oromoo ta’an keessaatti argamaan Ibiddaan gubachuu fi Wayyaaneen hidhamtoota Ibiddaa jalaa of baasuuf socho’an irratti dhukaasaa ba’uun lubbuun ilmaan Oromoo fi saboota cunqurfamoo akka wareegamee fi madaa’uun midhamanii hospitala galanii jiraatuu median dubbattee jirti.Kanneen Wareegamanis ta’ee kanneen Madaa’aan yeroof maqaan addaa hin baafamiin jira, kanaafuu bakka Argamnuu Hundatti biyyaa keessaafi alatti Sochiin Warraaqsaa Biyyoolessaa Oromiyaa FXG n Daran Jabaatee akka itti Fufuu Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo Ummata Oromoo fi Jaarmiyaalee Qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo hundaaf Waamichaa Ariifachiisaa Dabarseeraa!!

Qilinto Fire: Eyewitness – “They Were Indiscriminately Shooting at Prisoners”

September 05, 2016 | Addis Standard

In a disturbing e-mail message received by Addis Standard, an eyewitness who said he was on guard the morning of Saturday Sep 3, says that armed prison guards were indiscriminately shooting at prisoners” most of whom were running “frantically to extinguish the fire” that broke at Ethiopia’s notorious prison ward known as Qilinto, in Aqaqi, on the outskirts south of the capital.
The government has not released the extent of the fire, not the cause of it, but several social media accounts allege the death toll reaching above 20.

URGENT CALL OF RENEWED GRAND PROTEST FROM QEERROO

September 04, 2016 | Qeerroo

Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo is calling for an urgent renewed call of grand protest in all of Oromia amidst killing of several Oromo prisoners in Kilinto (Qilinxoo) Prison by the regimes shooters as the prisoners run to save themselves from fire.

የግዢ እና ሽያጭ ማቆም አድማ ጥሪ ከጷግሜ 1- መስከረም 2፣ 2009

#OromoProtests የግዢ እና ሽያጭ ማቆም አድማ ጥሪ
ቀደም ብለን እንዳስታወቅነው ለቀጣዩ ዘመቻ የተመረጠው ሳምንት በሃገሪቱ ውስጥ ከፍተኛ የንግድ እንቅስቃሴ የሚደረግበት ነው። ስለሆነም ዘመቻው የስርዓቱን ኢኮኖሚ ከማድቀቅም አልፎ የኦሮሞ ህዝብ የሃገሪቱ ኢኮኖሚ ግንድ መሆኑን የሚያሳይበት ይሆናል። በተጨማሪም በኦሮሚያ ከተሞች ውስጥ ለጨቋኙ ስርዓት ያደሩ ነጋዴዎችንም ለመለየት ይጠቅማል ዘመቻው። በዚሁ መሰረት ከጳጉሜ አንድ እስከ መስከረም ሁለት 2009 ዓ.ም የሚቆይ በስርዓቱ ኢኮኖሚ ላይ ያነጣጠረ ዘመቻ ይደረጋል። ዓላማውም የስርዓቱን ኢኮኖሚ በመምታት የጭቆና አቅሙን ማንኮታኮት ይሆናል። ወቅቱ የዘመን መለወጫና የኣረፋ በዓላት ወቅት ነው። ባሮጌው ዓመት የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ለነጻነቱ ባደረገው ከፍተኛ ተጋድሎ ብዙ ልጆቹን ሰውቶ ሺዎችን ላይ ደግሞ የኣካል ጉዳት ደርሷል። በኣስር ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩት ደግሞ በስርዓቱ አስቃቂ እስር ቤቶች አሁንም እየተሰቃዩ ይገኛሉ።

#OromoProtests A Call for Economic Boycot Measures against TPLF

#OromoProtests A Call for Boycot Measures
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Building on its gains so far, the Oromo protests movement is entering a new phase.The unrelenting killing and brutal repression of the regime continues unabated. This is calling for a change of tactics.

Accordingly, the Oromo protests is now calling for a week long, nation-wide boycott of markets and trade activities in this holiday season (of Ethiopian new year and Eid el-Arafaa).

TARKAANFIIWWAN GURGUDDOO GAMA DINAGDEETIIN MOOTUMMAA WAYYAANEERRATTI FUDHATAMUUF JIRAN

LABSA DIDDAA BITTAA FI GUGURTAA
Akkuma amma dura jenne ALHtti Qaammee 1, 2008 irraa eegalee hanga Fuulbana 2, 2009tti duulli diinaggee sirnicha irratti fuulleeffate ni godhama. Akeekni duula kanaa diinaggee sirnichaa daran rukutuun humna ittiin ummata cunqursu laamshessuu. Yeroon kun yeroo ayyanaa waggaa haarayatifi ayyana Iida Arafaa akka ta’e ni beekama. Barri dabre kun bara Oromoon falmii mirgaa cimaa godhee wareegama guddaas itti kaffale ta’uu wal yaadachiisuun hin barbaachisu. Kanaaf ayyaana kanas obboleeyyan keenya wareegaman yaadachuufi qabsoo isaan irratti kufan daran saffisuun malee bashananaan dabarsuun waan ta’uu miti. Tarkaanfilee fudhatamuu qaban:

Ilma Ummatni Oromoo Itti Boonuu Qabu

Hagayya 22, 2016 | Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) irraa

Addunyaan Itophiyaa akka lamatti beeka. Mootummootni Itophiyaa empaayera humnaan ijaaramte humnaan tikfatuu fi dantaa isaanii guuttatuuf jecha hacuuccaa fi saaminsa gaggeessaniin biyyoota addunyaa jiran keessaa biyya hiyyeettii maayii taasisuu fi biyya ummatootni kumoota dhibbaan sababa beelaan keessatti dhuman tahuun beekan. Dhugaan kun sirna ykn mootummaa tokko jalatti qofa osoo hin taane mootummoota hunda keessatti mul’atuun Itophiyaan maqaa salphinaa kana jalaa akka hin baane taasise.
Itophiyaan kan ittiin beekamte kan biraa waltajjii ispoortii ti. Waltajjii nagaa kana irratti maqaa Itophiyaa kan waamsisan irra hedduun ilmaan Oromoo ti.

The Bravest Olympian in Rio — Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Risks Death But Speaks Out About Killings of Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia After Earning Olympic Silver in Marathon

August 21, 2016 | Letsrun.com
RIO DE JANEIRO — Plenty of storylines emerged from the 2016 Olympic marathon. Eliud Kipchoge stamped himself as the greatest marathoner of all time by winning the race in 2:08:44. Galen Rupp earned the bronze medal to cap a stellar meet for the United States distance squad. But those are sporting achievements. What Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa did today goes far beyond running.
As Lilesa crossed the finish line in 2:09:54 to earn the silver medal, he threw his hands above his head to form an “X”. Afterward, at the post-race press conference on a dais 50 yards from the marathon finish line, he spoke slow, powerful, chilling words, explaining the gesture was meant to demonstrate his solidarity with his Oromo people in Ethiopia. Amnesty International reports that at least 97 Oromo were killed inpeaceful anti-government protests earlier this month. This is the latest in a string of protests that Human Rights Watch estimates have resulted in over 400 deaths in all. In addition to the killings, many more have been arrested and detained by the government.

Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

August 18, 2016 | By Felix Horne, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa

Ethiopian security forces gunned down at least 100 people a week ago in the bloodiest weekend in the ninth month of anti-government protests. Unlike previous protests, which have been largely confined to the Oromia region, the protests on August 6 and 7 were also in the northern Amhara region. Altogether at least 500 people have been killed since November and tens of thousands have been detained during the largely peaceful protests.

Ethiopia: TPLF to stage-manage and carry out a “terrorist” attack, intelligence sources warn

August 18, 2016 | By Engidu Woldie

Sources close to ESAT disclosed that the TPLF regime in Ethiopia is prepared to carry out deadly attacks that mimics the work of terrorists in cities across the nation and use that as an excuse to squash the growing popular resistance against the regime in the name of fighting Al Shabaab terrorists.
The sources said the TPLF intelligence and security has selected five locations – Adama, Dire Dawa, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Shashemene – to target public places and higher institutions of learning. The plan was to use Somali speaking individuals from the Ethiopian Somali region to carry out attacks at the selected locations, according to the sources.

OLF is Spirit

August 18, 2016 | By Mathias Gudina

OLF is Spirit, OLF is a Movement and OLF is 40+ million people: 

  • If you think OLF is dead, you are wrong because OLF lives in the hearts and minds of Oromo people.
  • If you think OFC is not OLF, you are wrong because OLF lives in OFC hearts and minds, 
  • If you think ODF is not OLF, again you are wrong, because it lives in ODF hearts and minds; 
  • If you think KWO is not OLF, you are wrong, because it lives in KWO hearts and minds; 
  • If you think OPDO is not OLF, you are wrong because majority of OPDO members have OLF in their hearts and minds.

Indefatigable Quest for Freedom in Oromia amid Massacre

August 14, 2016 | By Gabisso Halaale

“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Marthin Luther King Jr.

Waliigaltee ODF fi PG7 ilaalchisee gaafiilee deebii argachuu qaban

Hagayya 14, 2016 | Abdii Boruutiin

Gaaffii fi Galii Siyaasaa Ummata Oromoo Caalaatti Ifa Gochuu

Hagayya 13, 2016 | Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO)

Akeekni Siyaasaa QBO ABOn hoggonamuu, “Hundeen akeeka qabsoo kanaa, mirga hiree murteeffannaa ummata Oromoo argamsiisuuf, sirna kolonii Oromiyaa irraa kaasudhaan, Oromiyaa kolonii, hacuuccaa fi saamicha bifa hundaa jalaa bilisa baasuun mootummaa Walaba Oromiyaa dhaabuu dha. Kunis kan mirkanaawu, murtii bilisaa ummata Oromootiin mootummaa walaba Oromiyaa ijaarratuu yookiin tokkummaa siyaasaa haaraya fedhii, qixxummaa, kabajaa dantaa gama hundaa fi demokraasummaa irratti hundaawe ummattoota ollaa Oromiyaa fi biraa wajjiin dhaabbachuu keessaa filatuuni dha.” jedha. Kana jechuun ammoo Referandum bilisaa Ummataa Oromoof aanjawuun murtaawuun xumurama jechuu akka tahe eenyuufuu ifaa dha.

ULFO: Gaaga’ama Hanqinni Tokkummaa Jaarmiyoota Siyaasaa Oromoo

Hagayya 10, 2016

Baroota 15 dura, qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo qindoomina dabrees hanniisaa itti horuudhaf, humna qabsaawotaa mooraa takkatti walitti fiduun gaafii yeroo belbeltuu akka ture waan yaadatamu. Akkuma beekkamuu malu, hireen qabsoo saba Oromoo dhuma bara 1992 keessaa mudate, hanga bara 2000 keessa Tokkummaan Humnoota Bilisummaa Oromiyaa (THBO) bu’uraawetti, faffaca’iinsa jaarmiyoota kan haalan yaachisaa ti ture. Faca’iinsa uummameef furmaata ma’ii soquun hawwii fii iyyaannaa saba Oromoo maraa ture. Itti dabalees, jaarmiyooleen siyaasaa Oromootis dhiibbaa sabichaatin rakkoo faca’iinsa moraa QBO kessatti dhalateef  hiikkaa aggaamuf yeroo itti dirqaman ture. Haala kanattu, dirree marii jaarmiyoota siyaasaa jidduutti yeroo duraatif bane. Itti ba’iinsi marii kanaatis, tokkummaa jaarmiyoota Oromoo kaayyoo bilisummaa Oromoo fii walabummaa Oromiyaatif qabsaawan mara agoobaro takka jalatti walitti fiduudhan, dhawata keessaa, tokkummaan isaani akka mirkanaawu haala mijeessuu kan jedhu ture. QBO rakkoolee jaarmiyoota fii akkasumas qabsaawota jidduu turaniin gaadi’amee gulantaa ol’aana fii abdachiisa irraa ga’u hanqachuun isaa hubatamuudhan, dhibdeelee qabsicha korkodan irraa aanudhaan, jaarmiyaa cimaa fii waaltawaa tokko kan qabsaawonni marti keessatti hammatamani qooda ga’a itti gummaachuu danda’an, akkasumas hooggana bilchinaa fii qaroominaan qabsicha kayyoo isaatin mamii tokkoon maleetti ga’uudhaf murate sosso’u fii sossoosu tokko horachuudhaf THBO Fulbaana 2000 keessa uummame.

THE OPDO CHALLENGE: DEFINING THE PROBLEM

August 10, 2016 | Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard

In the last two years, the Oromia region has gone through tumultuous times. New political realities are emerging. A new generation of Oromos has arisen demanding respect for constitutionally-guaranteed, universally-accepted human rights. The awakening of a new demand-bearing generation is a new political reality signifying the Oromo struggle for human dignity has now reached a stage of irreversibility. This is a new experience that gives hope to future generations of Oromos. Every generation has passed on ideas worth fighting for to the succeeding generation.

THE OPDO CHALLENGE: DEFINING THE PROBLEM

August 10, 2016 | Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard

In the last two years, the Oromia region has gone through tumultuous times. New political realities are emerging. A new generation of Oromos has arisen demanding respect for constitutionally-guaranteed, universally-accepted human rights. The awakening of a new demand-bearing generation is a new political reality signifying the Oromo struggle for human dignity has now reached a stage of irreversibility. This is a new experience that gives hope to future generations of Oromos. Every generation has passed on ideas worth fighting for to the succeeding generation.

Oromo protests: Why US must stop enabling Ethiopia

August 10, 2016 | Awol K. Allo* | CNN

Dr. Awol Allo
Editor's Note: Awol K. Allo is LSE Fellow in Human Rights at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. He writes on the issues behind several months of protests by Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromos. Around 100 people died following clashes with security forces and demonstrators at the weekend, according to Amnesty International. 
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.
Story Highlights


  • Ethiopia is facing a mounting crisis over treatment of Oromo people
  • More than 100 people died on Saturday following clashes
  • Country could be thrown into chaos, says Awol Allo


  • London (CNN)Ethiopia is facing a crisis of unprecedented magnitude, yet its government and Western enablers refuse to acknowledge and recognize the depth of the crisis.

    Poem: Ana Haa Nyaatuu

    By Daniel Bariiso Areerii 
    Dedicated to Oromo massacred on August 6, 2016