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Oromia (Finfinnee): Waldaa Haaromsa Finfinnee ሀሮምሳ ፊንፊኔ ማህበር Finfinnee Renaissance Association October 17, 2018

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Inaugural conference of Fifinne Renaissance Association, a civic organization of Oromos from Finfiinne

Inaugural conference of  Finfinnee Renaissance Association –a civic organization of Oromos from Finfiinnee, 14 October 2018, huge turnout at Oromo Cultural Center.

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ETHIOPIA: PM DR. ABIY AHMED’S DOWNSIZED CABINET SEES RECORD 50 PER CENT WOMEN MINISTERS INCLUDING THE COUNTRY’S FIRST WOMAN DEFENSE MINISTER FROM HISTORICALLY THE OPPRESSED THE AFAR NATION October 16, 2018

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Itoophiyaan ministiroota haaraa muudde 20 keessaa 10 dubartoota

Ministirri Muummee miseensota kaabinee 20 akka muudamaniif mana maree bakka bu’oota ummataatti dhiheessan keessaa walakkaan isaanii dubartoota tahuun barame.

Ulaagaan hoggantoonni muudaman kunneen ittiin filatamanis ga’umsa isaanii qofa akka ta’e Ministirri Muummee Dr. Abiy Ahimad himaniiru, BBC Afaan Oromoo 


 

Ethiopia’s new cabinet is now a record 50 percent female, including the country’s first woman defence minister, after legislators unanimously approved the nominations put forward by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Al Jazeera News


NEWS UPDATE: PM ABIY AHMED’S DOWNSIZED CABINET SEES 50 PER CENT WOMEN MINISTERS ASSUME KEY POSITIONS,  

 

Addis Abeba, Oct. 16/2018 – For the second time since becoming Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed formed a new cabinet today. But unlike the first one, PM Abiy has downsized the number of ministers from 28 to 20 and equalized the gender composition to 50% women and 50% men; he also gave key positions, such as minister of peace and defense, to women ministers, a move applauded by many.

The prime minister presented his new cabinet members to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) this morning, and secured the house’s unanimous approval for the new draft bill No. 1097/2018, authorizing the power and responsibilities the new executive organ.

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Breaking:PM due to announce his new cabinet. The new ministerial portfolio will have a record number of female ministers consisting 10 out of the 20 ministers. This include the position of ministry of defense, which will be held by a woman for the first time in history

Accordingly the following are list of the ten women ministers

Muferiat Kamil -Minister of Peace

Aisha Mohammed – Minister of Defense

Adanech Abebe – Minister of Revenue

Fetlework Gebregziabher – Minister of Trade and Industry

Dagmawit Mogess – Minister of Transport

Hirut Woldemariam (PhD) – Minister of Science and Higher education

Yalem Tsegaye Assfaw -Minister of Women’s’, Children’s’ and Youth

Ergoge Tesfaye (PhD) -Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Hirut Kassaw (PhD) -Minister of Culture and Tourism

Fitsum Assefa (PhD) – Minister of Planning and Development Commission

The following are list of the ten men ministers

Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD) – Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ahmed Shide -Minister of Finance and Economy

Umer Hussien – Minister of Agriculture

Amir Aman (PhD) – Minister of Health

Dr Getahun Mekuria -Minister of Innovation and Technology

Engineer Seleshi Bekele (eng.) Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity

Jantirar Abay -Minister of Urban Development and Construction

Samuel Hurko (PhD) – Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Berhanu Tsegaye – Attorney General with the Rank of a Minister

Tilaye Gete (PhD) – Minister of Education


In addition to appointing the reshuffled cabinet, the new draft bill No. 1097/2018 mandated the new ministry of peace to be led by former house speaker Muferiat Kamil to oversee the National Intelligence & security Service (NISS); Information Network Security Agency (INSA); Federal Police Commission; & Finance Security & Information Center; National Disaster Risk Management Commission; the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs; Ethiopian Foreign Relations Strategic Studies Institute; and the Main Department For Immigration & Nationality Affairs. Ministry of Peace will also assume the roles and responsibilities of former Federal & Pastoralist Development Affairs.

The bill also placed the following agencies under the auspices of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR): Ethiopian News Agency (ENA); Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA); Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA); Federal anti corruption commission; & Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Breaking:HPR speaker Muferiat Kamil will assume the new ministerial portfolio, Ministry of Peace; Workneh Gebeyehu will remain as minister of Foreign Affairs; and Ahmed Shide will become minister at Ministry of Finance,where he was a state minister before moving to communication pic.twitter.com/nZJ6Cuur8l

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Breaking: PM dissolved the Government Communication Affairs Office, which was led by Ahmed Shide with ministerial portfolio and instated it under the Prime Minister’s office. Ahmed Shide will be announced the new minister of finance. Parliament is in session. pic.twitter.com/39ia7v17y5

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The other major reshuffle is the dissolving of the Federal Government Communication Affairs office led by Ahmed Shide with ministerial portfolio. GCAO is no more and its mandate is restructured as press secretariat under the prime minister’s office. AS


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Women win half of Ethiopia’s cabinet roles in reshuffle

Prime minister Abiy Ahmed creates new peace ministry in the latest in a string of changes, The Guardian

Jawar Mohammed’s red-carpet return signals Ethiopia’s political sea change October 14, 2018

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Two years ago, the state branded him a terrorist. Now, after years in exile, activist Jawar Mohammed is back – and determined to see democracy in his country

A man holds an Oromo Liberation Front flag as people in Addis Ababa celebrate the triumphant return of Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed
 A man holds an Oromo Liberation Front flag as people in Addis Ababa celebrate the triumphant return of Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Jawar Mohammed never travels alone. When the US-based Ethiopian activist returned to his home country on 5 August, he was treated like royalty. A posse of sharply suited young men hovered by him at all times. Jeeps carrying security guards patrolled his hotel in central Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Supporters from the provinces arrived in droves to pay their respects. Over the course of a two-week visit he held about 25 to 30 meetings a day, according to an exhausted aide.

After meeting with the Guardian in his hotel suite he rushed off to give a lecture at the capital’s main university, entourage in tow.

Nothing demonstrated the breathtaking transformation in Ethiopian politics over the past four months quite like the red-carpeted return of a figure who was once the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) most wanted man.

From a studio in Minneapolis, where he founded the controversial Oromia Media Network, Jawar has spent the past decade agitating over social media for political change back home in Ethiopia, which he left as a scholarship student in 2003. This was his first time in Ethiopia since 2008.

Jawar Mohammed, U.S.-based Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo Protest, addresses a news conference upon arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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 Jawar Mohammed addresses a news conference upon arriving in Addis Ababa in August. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

So effective was he as an activist that by late 2016, as anti-government protests billowed across the country compelling the EPRDF to impose a state of emergency, the Oromia Media Network was labelled a terrorist organisation and Jawar accused of crimes against the constitution.

By early 2018 the revolutionary fervour had grown so loud that Hailemariam Desalegn was forced to resign as prime minister, paving the way for his enormously popular successor Abiy Ahmed, a young reformist from Oromia, Jawar’s home and the country’s largest and most populous region.

The Oromia Media Network, along with some smaller outlets and activists, has used social media to devastating effect over the past few years, coordinating boycotts and demonstrations and bringing Ethiopia’s large and often brutal security apparatus close to its knees.

“We used social media and formal media so effectively that the state was completely overwhelmed,” Jawar says. “The only option they had was to face reform or accept full revolution.”

During the course of a triumphant homecoming, the former terrorist (charges were dropped in May) toured the country, mostly around Oromia, where he was welcomed by vast and jubilant crowds. On his first day he led a tub-thumping rally in the capital’s main concert hall.

Later he travelled to Ambo, the epicentre of the Oromo protest movement – a struggle for political freedom and for greater ethnic representation in federal structures, which Jawar played a main role in orchestrating. Tens of thousands arrived to greet him, more than when Abiy visited the town shortly after his inauguration in April.

As Jawar had promised his supporters – mostly young, politically active Oromo men known as the Qeerroo – he took off his shoes and walked prophet-like through the streets of the city. He then planted a tree at the site where a young man was killed by security forces nearly 15 years ago, long before the rise of the movement that threw him into the national spotlight.

“They used to make me so happy and proud with what they did,” he said of Ambo’s Qeerroo. “So I told them: ‘One day I will come to your city and show my respect by walking barefoot.’ That day came and I had to deliver.”

Few doubt the importance of Jawar in recent Ethiopian history. Perhaps more than any other single individual, he took the once-marginal politics of Oromo nationalism and made it mainstream. Today, Oromos – the country’s largest ethnic group – dominate the highest offices of state, and Jawar enjoys significant personal influence over the country’s new leaders, including Abiy himself.

In a recent interview with local media he claimed – to the dismay of many Ethiopians – that the country now effectively has two governments: one led by Abiy, the other by the Qeerroo. This puts him in a position of extraordinary responsibility, since he is “one of the Qeerroo” and “a significant portion of the country listens to me”, he admits.

Many are uncomfortable with the whiff of demagoguery that accompanies Jawar. One Ethiopian journalist (who asked to remain anonymous) notes his “Trumpian sense of truth when inconvenient facts surface”.

He has been accused of inflating the numbers of protesters killed by security forces and, infamously, telling his followers (73,000 on Twitter and more than 1.4m on Facebook) that army helicopters fired live bullets at civilians during the tragic stampede that occurred during an Oromo cultural festival in October 2016. Independent journalists present confirmed this did not happen. He has a history of smearing journalists he disagrees with as government “agents”.

He has also been accused of inciting ethnic and religious violence. In a 2013 video, for example, he is heard saying: “My village is 99% Muslim. If someone speaks against us, we cut his throat with a machete.” Jawar says the clip was doctored, adding that he would not say such a thing because his father was a Muslim and his mother a Christian.

In recent years, he has whipped up his supporters against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, the once dominant ethnic Tigrayan wing of the ruling coalition, which critics argue led to attacks against Tigrayan civilians as well as those of other ethnic groups. Jawar says that he has long sought to steer his supporters towards “non-violent resistance”, and adds that “even when TPLF was in power and actively killing our civilians we ensured Tigrayan civilians were not subject to attacks”.

These days, Jawar comes across as a more moderate and conciliatory figure. He says he plans for the Oromia Media Network to set up offices across Ethiopia and become a professionalised outfit. He points to the BBC and NPR as models. He insists he has no intention to enter formal politics, preferring to remain an activist.

“I want to help us in the next couple of years transition to democracy. And for that I want to use my influence over the population so that they can calm down, contain themselves, and ensure peace while the political leadership works out arrangements for transition,” Jawar says.

The last point is especially significant. In recent weeks instability across Ethiopia has escalated sharply, especially in his own region. The day after his interview with the Guardian a rally in the town of Shashamene turned violent, as a crowd of Jawar followers publicly hung a man they suspected of carrying a bomb. Two more died in the carnage that followed. Many Ethiopians blame him for the unrest, and he was compelled to cancel the rest of his tour.

Jawar nonetheless remains optimistic about the country’s future, and about the prospect of a peaceful politics free from violent expressions of ethnic identity. “I do believe if we democratise the Ethiopian state – allowing people of all ethnicities to participate in the political process and to get a fair share of power and wealth – there is a possibility the next generation will be proud Oromo and proud Ethiopian at the same time. I think that is possible.”

  • This story was amended on 21 August to include a response from Jawar Mohammed and to clarify claims against his organisation.


Brazil Adopts Yoruba as Official Language| The African Exponent Weekly October 14, 2018

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Brazil Adopts Yoruba as Official Language

Brazil Adopts Yoruba as Official Language

Yoruba to be taught in Brazilian Schools

 

The Brazilian government has introduced the compulsory study of African History and Yoruba Language into the primary and secondary schools curriculum; should this be a welcome development for Africa?



How We Create and Destroy Growth: A Nobel for Romer and Nordhaus October 8, 2018

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A Fine Theorem

Occasionally, the Nobel Committee gives a prize which is unexpected, surprising, yet deft in how it points out underappreciated research. This year, they did no such thing. Both William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have been running favorites for years in my Nobel betting pool with friends at the Federal Reserve. The surprise, if anything, is that the prize went to both men together: Nordhaus is best known for his environmental economics, and Romer for his theory of “endogenous” growth.

On reflection, the connection between their work is obvious. But it is the connection that makes clear how inaccurate many of today’s headlines – “an economic prize for climate change” – really is. Because it is not the climate that both winners build on, but rather a more fundamental economic question: economic growth. Why are some places and times rich and others poor? And what is the impact of these differences?…

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Oromia: Irreecha Malkaa Ateetee 2018 Colorfully Celebrated in Buraayyuu at Hora Gafarsaa October 8, 2018

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As a continuation of  the celebration of Oromo national and Cultural Holiday annual season, massive people turned out on 7th October 2018 to celebrate the colorful Irreechaa  season at Malkaa Ateetee, in Buraayyuu.  The event was colorfully and peacefully held and concluded with full of joy at Hora Gafarsaa in Buraayyu, Oromia, 10 km west to Finfinnee, the capital of Oromia. This is the 2nd biggest Irreecha Birraa celebration a week after the grand festival at Hora Harsadii, Bishoftuu, on  30th September  2018. The Gamo people also celebrated Irreecha at Malkaa Ateetee with   Oromo people. Irreechi Malkaa Ateetee Onkoloolessa 7 bara 2018 haala bareedaa fi  nagayaan irreeffatame.    #Irreecha2018
  “የቡራዩ የመልካ አቴቴ ኢሬቻ በሰላምና በፍቅር ተጠናቋል። የአከባቢው አሮሞ ህዝብ ከጋሞ ወንድሞች፣ እህቶችና ከሌሎችም ወንድሞች ጋር አብረው አክብረዋል.” Milkeessaa Miidhagaa   Irreecha Birraa Oromoo Malkaa Ateetee Celebration, on Sunday  8th October  2018 in Buraayyuu, Oromia.png   Irreecha Birraa Oromoo Malkaa Ateetee Celebrations, on Sunday  8th October  2018 in Buraayyuu, Oromia.png   Irreecha Birraa Oromoo Malkaa Ateetee Celebration and Oromo Horse Man on Sunday  8th October  2018 in Buraayyuu, Oromia.png   Irreecha Birraa Oromoo Malkaa Ateetee Celebration with Gaamo people, on Sunday  8th October  2018 in Buraayyuu, Oromia.png   Irreecha Birraa Oromoo Malkaa Ateetee Celebration  on Sunday  8th October  2018, Buraayyuu, Oromia.png Suuraa Gammadaa Olaanaa
Torban Irreecha Hora Arsadeetti kabajametti, Irreecha Malkaa Ateetee Buraayyuutti, Irreecha Biyya Ameerikaa kutaa Miniyaapoolis magaalaa Lakkuutti, Awustraaliyaa magaalaa Melboornitti, akkasumas kan Keenyaa Naayiroobii ammoo Siitii Paark bakka jedhamutti kabajamee ooleera. BBCAfaan Oromoo. 
Hirmaattota Irreecha Keeniyaa magaala Naayiroobii, Sitii Paark keessatti kabajame,. Onk 07, 2018 ALA
Goodayyaa suuraaHirmaattota Irreecha Keeniyaa magaalaa Naayiroobii, kan bara 2018
Irreecha namoota 6 irraa hanga miiliyoona 6tti Irreecha Arfaasaa Awustiraaliyaatti Irreecha biyyoota addunyaa gara garaa keessatti Irreecha Hora Arsadee bara kanaas kan adda taasisan taateewwan hedduutu jiru. Isaan keessaas: Sabaaafi sablammoonni obbolaan Oromoo hedduun irratti hirmaachuudha. Gareedhaan gurmaa’anii uffataafi waan eenyummaa isaanii calaqqisiisuun faayamanii sabaafi sablamoonni Kibbaa irratti argaman, saba Sidaamaa, saba Koonsoofi saba Alaabaa akka jiran gabaafnee turre. Lakkoofsi namootaa irreecha Hora Arsadee bara kanaarratti argamees dabaluun olitti namoonni sababa gara garaan biyyaa baqatanii turan wagoota hedduun booda deebiyanii irratti argamanii galata galfataniiru. Irreecha bara kanaa waanti adda taasisu kan biraan namoonni gaa’ela isaanii guyyaa galataa kana raawwatan baayyeen jiraachuudha.
Hirmaattota Irreecha Hora Arsadee kan bara 2018 keessa
Goodayyaa suuraaHirmaattota Irreecha Hora Arsadee kan bara 2018 keessa
Namoota Irreecha Hora Arsadee kanarratti cidha isaanii raawwatan keessaa misirroonni nuti dubbifne maaliif akka guyyaa kana filatan yeroo dubbatan, guyyaa tokkummaafi jaalalaa waan ta’eef jedhu. Itti karoorfatanii Jimmarraa akka dhufan kan dubbatan warri walfuudhan kun, carraa namoonni miliyoonaan lakkaa’aman amaamota isaaniif ta’ellee ni dubbatu.
Irreecha 2018: Horri Finfinne hora jahan keessaa isa angafaati.
Irreechi bakkawwan kabajame maratti galata galfachuun alatti ergaan tokkumma cimsachuu, jaalala qabaachuufi quba walqabaachuu akka ta’e hirmaattonni Irreecha kan Naayiroobii irratti hirmaatan ni dubbatu. Irreechi waltajjii aadaafi eenyummaa ta’uurra darbees kan tokkummaafi jaalalaa ta’uu isaatiinis maqaa gaarii horachaa deemuun dagagaa jiraachuu hirmaattonni ragaa ba’u.

VIIDIYOO ‘Irreecha’ Naayroobii VOA Afaan  Oromoo irraa as tuquun ilaalaa. Irreecha Aanaa Ammaayyaa Horaa Gaangooti irreeffatameera. https://www.facebook.com/tesfaye.assefa.739/posts/2357724517788071
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Irreecha malkaa Sabbataa haala gaariin Irreeffatame.
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Lammiiwwan Oromoo Biyya Misirii Malkaa Mormor (Nile) Kayroottii  irreeffataniiru. Vidiyoo irraa OMN caqasaa.
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More than 80,000 people displaced from Benishangul Gumuz and Western Oromia. Wallaga Bahaa: Lakkoofsi namoota ajjeefamanii 44 ol yoo ta’u, 80,000 ol qe’eerraa buqqa’aniiru October 2, 2018

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As confirmed by multiple media outlets and government officials, tens of thousands have been displaced and several killed in Western Oromia, Ethiopia. The whereabouts of many family members (children, pregnant women, elders and disabled) who were unable to escape is still unknown. The number of victims is rising quickly, and those who escaped need immediate humanitarian assistance at temporary sites. Click HIRPHA here  to support the displaced in Western Oromia:

HIRPHA (Humanitarian Initiative to Relieve the Plight in the Horn of Africa) International is an independent, non-profit organization whose effort is solely to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters in the Region by collecting donations from its supporters. It is registered with non-profit status under IRS Publication 557 Section 501(C), and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). For more information please visit www.hirpha.org/.



Benishangul godina Kamaashii keessa kan jiran aanaalee Oromiyaa keessumaa lixaa fi baha wallaggaa wajjin rakkoo nageenyaa uumameen lubbuu namaa fi qabeenyaa irra miidhaan dhaqqabuu waajjirri biiroo dhimmoota kominikeeshinii Oromiyaa beeksisee jira. Waajjirri dhimmoota komiishinai hooggansa soda balaa naannoo Oromiyaas uummata buqqa’eef deggersi godhaamfii kan jiru ta’uu beeksisee jira.

Baatii darbe keessas walitti bu’iinsa naannoo Benishangul keessatti uumameen uummanni kuma 13 ol ta’u qe’ee ofii irraa buqqa’ee lixa wallaggaa Mandii fi Begii keessatti deggersi godhamaafii kan jiru ta’uu kan ibse waajjirri kominikeeshinii Oromiyaa rakkoo hooggansa naannoo Sanaa mariif gara Oromiyaa dhufee deebi’u irratti haleellaa raawwateen kan ka’e hookkarri ka biroon uummata balaa irra buusaa jiraachuu beeksisee jira.

Uummati hanga yoonaa qe’ee ofii irraa godaane kuma 80 ol ta’uun illee gabaasamee jira. Hawaasi naannoo jiru, mootummaa fi dhaaboliin gargaarsaa wal ta’uu dhaan uummata qe’ee ofii irraa buqqa’eef deggersa gochaa jiraachuu illee mootummaan naannoo Oromiyaa beeksisee jira.


Wallaga Bahaa: ”Lakkoofsi namoota ajjeefamanii 23 yoo gahu, 72,000 qe’eerraa buqqa’aniiru”

Kaartaa naannoolee Beenshanguul Gumuuzii fi Oromiyaa

Walitti bu’insa naannoo daangaa Benishaangul Gumuz godina Kamaashii fi Oromiyaa aanaalee wallagga Bahaa ollaatti uumameen lakkoofsi namoota ajjeefamanii 23 gahuufi kuma 72 kan tahan ammo qe’eefi qabeenyaa isaaniirraa buqqa’u qondaaltoonni BBC’tti himan.

Tibbana rakkoo nageenyaa naannichatti uumameen dhalatootni Oromoo fi Amaaraa hedduun qe’eerra buqqa’uun kaanis ajjeefamaa akka jiran Obbo Taakkalaa Tolasaa itti gaafatamaan Waajjira Bulchiinsaa fi Nageenyaa godina Wallagga Bahaa himaniiru.

Hanga har’aatti daangaa Oromiyaa keessatti qofa namootni 23 ajjeefamuun namootni kuma 72 gahan qe’eerraa buqqa’aniiru jedhan.

Namootni qe’ee irraa buqqa’an kunneen baay’inaan aanaalee godina Kamaashii kan akka Yaasoo fi Balo Jigaanfoy irraa yoo tahu, dabalataan aanaalee Wallagga Bahaa kan akka Saassigaa fi Haroo Limmuu irraas bal’inaan keessatti argamu jedhan. Lakkofsi namoota ajjeefamanii garuu kan Beenishaangul keessaa akka hin daballanne himaniiru.

Sadarkaa odeeffaannoottis qabeenyi namoota qe’ee irraa buqqa’anii saamamaa akka jiruu dhageenyeerra jedhan. Kanumaan wal qabatee godina Wallagga Bahaa aanaa Saassigaa keessaas horiin 70 ol tahan oofamanii akka fudhataman himaniru.

Itti gaafatamaa Waajjira komunikeshiinii Aanaa Haroo Limmu Obbo Dhugaasaa Jaalataa akka jedhanitti, aanaa isaanii keessatti qofa namootni shan ajjeefamuun namootni torba tahan madaa’aniiru.

Haa tahu malee daangaa Oromiyaa cabsuun waan seenanii jiraniif reeffa namoota du’anii illee kaasuun akka hin danda’amne himaniiru.

Hawaasni akka himuttis qaamni haala gaariin hidhatee fi hidhannoo ammayyaa’aa qabu duduuba akkajiru dhageenya jedhan Obbo Dhugaasaan.

Obbo Taakalaanis kanuma yommuu mirkaneessan Matiresii dabalatee aanaa haroo Limmuu keessatti qaamni dhukaasa uummata irratti gaggeesaa ture akka jiru himan.

Namootni kuma 25 tahanis qe’ee irraa buqqa’uun aanaa isaanii keessa buufatanii akka jiran himaniiru.

Humni nageenyaa maaliif tasgabbeessuu dadhabe?

Haala kana gidduu galuun tasgabbeessuu fi qonnaan bultootni keenya akka hin ajjeefamne gochuuf gidduu galuun poolisootni Oromiyaa fi hidhatootni gandaa aarsaa lubbuu kaffalaan olaanaa tahuu Obbo Tolasaan himaniiru.

Raayyaan human ittisaas gidduu galee tasgabbeessuuf yaalii yommuu godhu waraana irratti banuun miidhaan akka isaan irrallee gahe himaniiru.

Raayyaan iittisa biyyaas haalicha gama lamaanuun osoo lubbuun namoota baay’ee hin darbiin tasgabbeessuf yaadeeti malee humna dhukaasa bane kana haleeluu hin dadhabne jedhan Obbo Tolasaan.

Gama Benishaanguliin qaamni hidhannoo guutuu fi ammayyaa’aa qabu akka jiru hubanneerra jedhan.

Kanaan duras qonnaan bultootni keenyaa fi Beenishaangul naannoo daangaatti walitti bu’aa araaramaas turaniiru.

Bara kamiyyuu hidhanno qindaa’aa akkasiin waraanni gaggeefamee hin beeku. Amma garuu qaamni leenjii waraanaa gahaa qabu akka keessa jiru hubanneeraa,” jedhu Obbo Taakkalaan.

Mootummaan Naannoo Oromiyaa haalichi kana caalaa akka hin babal’anneef hojjechaa jira kan jedhan Obbo Taakkalaan namootni faayidaa siyaasaa addaaf uummata walitti buusan jiraataniyyuu Naannoon Beenishaangul garuu kana taasisa jennee hin yaadnu jedhan.

Dabalataan akka qorannoodhaan bira geenyetti namootni maallaqa ramaduun jijjirama akka biyyaatti dhufaa jiru gufachiisuuf uumata waliiti buusan jiru jedhan Obbo Taakkalaan. Namoota qe’eerra buqqa’an kanneeniif bulchiinsi godina Wallaga Bahaa, abbootiin qabeenyaa magaalaan Naqamtee fi aanaaleen deegarsa gochaa akka jiran himaniiru.

Mootummaan federaalaas deegarsa midhaan nyaataa konkolaataa 10 tahu fe’uun geejibsiisaa akka jiru himuun walumaagalaan konkolataa 30 kan tahu yeroo gabaabaatti akka qaqqabu himaniiru.

Gama Beenshaanguliin hoo maaltu dhagahama?

Haaluma walfakkaatunis pirezidaantii ittaanaan naannoo Beenshangul Gumuz Obbo Abaraa Baayataa BBC’tti akka himaniitti, keessattuu aanaa Baloo Jigaanfooy ganda Daalachaatti walitti bu’iinsi kan ture yoo ta’u, manneen 75 gubachuusaaniifi gandoota biroottis walitti bu’iinsi walfakkaataan umamuu himaniiru.

Keessattuu magaalaa Sobey kan aanaa Baloo Jigaanfootii namoonni hedduun buqqa’aniiru kan jedhan pirezidaantii ittaanaan kun, gandoota naanawa Soggeetti argaman Libiigaa, Saay Daalaachaafi Taankaaraadhaa namoonni hedduun buqqa’usaanii himaniiru.

”Taankaaraatti manneen jireenyaa 105 gubatanii namoonni sadii ajjeefamaniiru,” kan jedhani Obbo Abaraan, bakka Bacibac jedhamutti namni biraa tokko du’ee kanneen lama ta’an ammoo ganda Angarbaajaatti miidhamusaanii himaniiru.

Akka Obbo Abaraatti namoonni buqqa’uun gara naannoo Oromiyaa deeman jiraachusaaniifi sababii sodaatiin gara bosoonaatti galan kan jiran yoo ta’u lakkoosfi isaanii meeqa akka ta’e garuu walitti qabatanii akka hinjirre dubataniiru.

Namoonni buqa’an kunneenis naannoo Benshaangul Gumuz qofaa osoo hintaane gandoota Oromiyaa naannicha daangeessan hunda irraa ta’u kan himan Obbo Abarraan, Aanaa Saasiggaa, f gandawwan kaampii, Baloo Bareedaa, Simintanyaa jedhaman irraa sodaadhaan buqqa’uun gara Naqqamteefi jiddugalawwab Baloo bareedaatti akka argaman dubbataniiru.


Western Ethiopia hit by deadly ethnic violence

Western Ethiopia hit by deadly ethnic violence

Africa News 

The latest round of deadly ethnic violence in Ethiopia is said to have hit the western Benishangul-Gumuz region – specifically in the Kamashi zone. The incident is said to have happened last week.

Turkish media outlet, Anadolu Agency, AA, cited a government official as confirming that 20 people had been killed with about 60,000 others displaced.

“The number of deceased could be much higher because some of the clashes occurred in far-off rural areas,” head of Oromia regional state communication bureau, Negeri lencho, told local press. He added that the perpetrators had also destroyed properties.

Reports said the cause of the clashes was after officials of Benishangul-Gumuz were reportedly murdered by unidentified gunmen. The assailants are said to have been operating disguised like the Oromia – based, Oromo Liberation Front, OLF.

OLF is an erstwhile terrorist group that was de-listed months back by the federal government. Originally operating from Eritrea, the now ex-rebel group agreed to return from exile and participate in peaceful politics.

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More than 70,000 people displaced from Benishangul Gumuz region due to ethnic conflicts need urgent humanitarian assistance:https://bit.ly/2Ixzh9Y

Ethiopia’s overall internal insecurity has directly contributed to growing internally displaced figures which indicate that the country has about 1.4 million displaced – 200,000 more than Syria, according to Geneva-based International Displacement Monitoring Center, IDMC.

Ethiopia’s figures included: 171,000 persons displaced by floods in four regions. New conflict in West Guji and Gedeo zones, along the border between the Oromia and Southern Nations, Peoples and Nationalities (SNNPR) regions, triggered more than a million new displacements.

Intercommunal violence along border areas of the Oromia and Somali regions also played a role. Going by the figures, the overall number of new displacements increased sharply compared to the 213,000 reported during the same time period last year.

Somali regional state experienced its share of violence as government went in to oust former leader, and more recently in Oromia’s Burayu on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Benishangul-Gumuz region has had its fair share of violence in the first half of this year with 10 people being killed in its regional capital, Asosa.

The region is multi-ethnic and hosts the country’s flagship hydroelectric project, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD. It will be the biggest dam in Africa after its completion. It is however the focus of a diplomatic back and forth between Ethiopia and Egypt as well as Sudan.



More, Oromian Economist sources….

Dozens killed in Ethiopia ethnic clashes

At least 44 people were killed and 70,000 fled their homes amid violence in western Ethiopia, local officials say.

More than 70,000 people displaced from Benishangul Gumuz region
A new wave of violence in Kamashi zone of Benishangul Gumuz has left more than 70,000 people displaced to East Wollega and West Wollega zones of Oromia region according to a statement made by the Oromia Region Government Communication Affairs office. People displaced by the violence are seeking for immediate food and non-food assistance.
Reportedly, more than 20 people were killed due to the ongoing violence. As the number of displaced continues to grow, the Oromia Region Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
Office is working to find the actual number of the displaced and needs associated with it.
The recent clash was triggered by the killings of four high ranking Benshangul Regional
State officials on 26 September along the Ghimbi-Kamashi route (in Oromia near the
regional boundary). The officials were heading back home after attending an inter-regional security meeting between Oromo and Benshangul regional states. The Oromia Regional Government will dispatch a team (on 02 October) to assess the situation. Humanitarian partners are also monitoring the situation and will continue to work with the Government in assessing the needs and providing assistance.



ሰሞኑን ኦሮሚያ እና ቤኒሻንጉል ጉምዝ ዉጥረት ዉስጥ እንዲገቡ፣ኦሮሞ እና አማራ ከቤንሻንጉል ጉምዝ የማፈናቀል ፕሮጀክት በከማሺ ዞን በለጀገንፎይ ወረዳ ያሶ ከተማ ዉስጥ በኢቨስተር ስም በሚንቀሳቃሱ ዶ/ር ሀጎስ፣ ፀጋዬ ኪዳኔ፣ገብሩ፣ፍፁም እና በከማሺ ዞን ምክትል አስተዳዳሪ አማካይነት አስነዋሪ ወንጀል በመፈፀም ላይ ይገኛሉ።በዚህ ወንጀልም በርካቶች ሞተዋል፣ቆስለዋል።



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ከምእራብ ኦሮሚያ አጎራባች አካባቢዎች የተፈናቀሉ ወገኖችን ለመርዳት የሚከተሉትን የባንክ ሂሳብ ቁጥሮች መጠቀም ይቻላል፦
ኦሮሚያ ኢንተርናሽናል ባንክ 937719
ኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ 1000259030138
ኦሮሚያ ህብረት ሥራ ባንክ 1000072131111
(OBN)


 

Irreecha Malkaa 2018: The Oromo National And Cultural Holiday, Oromians and other nations and nationalities in Millions Celebrating the Blessing Festival in Oromia and all over the Globe. Irreechi 2018: Irreechi Hora Arsadiitti haala ho’aan kabajamaa oole nagaafi milkiin xumurameera September 30, 2018

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Odaa OromoooromianeconomistWISH YOU A VERY HAPPY IRREECHA BIRRAA OROMO 2018

Irreecha Birraa celebration, September 30, 2018 in Bishoftu, Oromia

The blessing and colorful Irreecha Thanks Giving Annual season  that started in mid August and continue to be celebrated in Birraa (September- October). Over  six million from all over Oromia, Sidama, Konso, Burji, Gaamo, Alaba, Aga’u and other nations   have attended Hora Harsadi (Bishoftuu, Oromia) with success on Sunday 30 September 2018. Irreecha of peace, love and unity is the symbol of multicultural, peace and unity in diversity  of ethnic federal Ethiopia. Irreecha is the most important annual event  in Oromo people national calendar. #Irreecha2018.

Irreecha jaalalaa fi Tokkummaa: Irreecha (Irreessa)  Birraa Oromoo kan Bara 2018 (akka lakkoobsa Oromootti kan Bara 6412)  akka gaariitti karooreffatamee, haala oo’aa fi bareedan kabajamaa jira. Haaluma kanaan kan  Hora Harsadi Birraa 30 Bara 2018 nagaan irreeffatameera. Saboonni Kush kan akka Sidaamaa, Koonsoo, Aga’u, Alaabaa, Burjii fi Gaamoo aadaa isaanii guutuun irratti argamuun bareedinatti bareedina dabalanii jiruu.


 

 

Ayyaanni irrechaa sirna Gadaa waliin wal qabatee waggota 3000 oliif kabajamaa akka ture hayyoonni seenaa ni himu.

Oromoon miliyoonaan lakkaa’aman guutummaa Itoophiyaafi biyya alaarraa Bishooftuu Hora Arsadiitti bahanii Ayyaana Irreechaa kan bara 2018 kabajaa jiru. BBC AFAAN OROMOO

 

Irreecha Birraa celebration, September 30, 2018 in Bishoftu, Oromia


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Happy Irreecha 2018 from Eritrea
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In a joint statament OLF, OFC, ODF, UFIO & OLF-United say an attack on Oromo identity is taking place. የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ አንድነት እና አንገብጋቢ የወቅቱ ጉዳዮችን አስመልክቶ ኦነግ፣ ኦፌኮ፣ የተባበሩት ኦነግ፣ የኦሮሚያ ነፃነት አንድነት ግንባር እና የኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር የጋራ መግለጫ አውጥተዋል። September 25, 2018

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Paartileen siyaasaa: ‘Gareen Oromoo balleessuuf gurmaa’ee socho’u akka jiru hubanneerra’

 

Aanga'oota paartilee Oromoo haala yeroo irratti wayita ibsa kennan
Goodayyaa suuraaAanga’oota paartilee Oromoo haala yeroo irratti wayita ibsa kennan

Paartileen siyaasaa Oromoo shan gochaan magaala Burraayyuufi Finfinnee keessatti Oromoota irratti raawwatame kan isaan gaddisiise ta’uu himan.

Dhaabbileen Oromoo shan KFO, ABO, ABO Tokkoome, Adda Dimokiraatawaa Oromoofi Addi Tokkummaa Walabummaa Oromoo haala siyaasaa biyyattii tibbanaa irratti erga Fulbaana 12 mariyatanii booda ibsa waliinii baasaniiru.

“Gareen Oromoo balleessuuf gurmaa’ee socho’u akka jiru hubanneerra” jedhan. Paartileen siyaasaa tokko tokkos namoonni dhaadanoowwan “Oromoofi Nootummaan Naannoo Oromiyaa magaala Finfinnee keessaa yaa bahan” jedhan qabatanii akka bahan godhaniiru.

Miidiyaalee rakkoo afarsan abaaruu

Dhaaboleen Oromoo shanan miidiyaalee ummataaf uummata walitti buusuuf hojjechaa jiran jedhanis balaalefataniiru.

“ESAT propogaandaafi olola maqaa balleessi Qeerroo irratti baneera” kan jedhan barreessaa Olaanaan KFO Obbo Baqqala Garbaa “miidiyichi Qeerroo bulguu fakkeessuun dhiyeessera” jedhaniiru.

Paartileen siyaasaa karaa nagaan dorgomuu hin barbaanne maallaqa sobaa namootaaf raabsuun okkara uumuufi mootummaan biyyattii bulchuu kan dadhabe fakkeessanii aangoo qabachuuf socho’aa akka jiranis Obbo Baqqalaan himaniiru.

Namoonni yakka raawwatan seeratti akka dhiyaataniif miseensonniifi deeggartoonni keenya mootummaa cinaa ni dhaabbatu jedhan.

“Namoota muraasaafi miidiyaa tokkoon biyyi yeroo diiggamu ilaaluu hin barbaadnu. Balaaleffachuu qofa osoo hin taanee namummaaf jennee uummata cinaa ni dhaabbanna.”

Ibsa waliin baasan kanaan halleellaa qabeenyaa akka manneen barnootaa Afaan Oromoo, baankiiwwaniifi kollejjootarra ga’es balaaleffataniiru.

Federaalizimii ilaalchisee

Sirna Federaalizimii rakkoo eenyummaa baroota dheeraaf Itoophiyaa keessa ture furuudhaaf diriirfame humnoonni dantaa hin qabne ka’umsi rakkoo kanaa federaalizimii akka ta’e mullisuudhaaf yaalii gochaa akka jiran ibsuudhaan ibsichi balaalleffateera.

Kanaaf, nuti paartileen Oromoo sochiin miidiyaalee dabalatee taasifamaa jiru kun balaa eenyummaa keenyarratti dhufe waan ta’eef cimsinee balaaleffanna, jedhaniiru.


የኦሮሞ ድርጅቶች፡ «ኦሮሞ እና አማራን የሚነጣጥሉ አይሳካላቸውም»

 

«ኦሮሞ እና አማራን የሚነጣጥሉ አይሳካላቸውም»

የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ አንድነት እና አንገብጋቢ የወቅቱ ጉዳዮችን አስመልክቶ ኦነግ፣ ኦፌኮ፣ የተባበሩት ኦነግ፣ የኦሮሚያ ነፃነት አንድነት ግንባር እና የኦሮሞ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር የጋራ መግለጫ አውጥተዋል።

ፓርቲዎቹ በጋራ ባወጡት መግለጫ አምስት ዋና ዋና ነጥቦች ላይ አተኩረዋል።

አነሱም የኦሮሞ ማንነትን ለማጥፋት እየተደረገ ያለው ሙከራ፣ አዲስ አበባ ጉዳይ፣ ሕዝብን ከሕዝብ የሚያጋጩ ሚድያዎች፣ በሃገሪቱ እየታየ ያለው ለውጥን እና በቋንቋ ላይ የተመሰረተ ፌዴራሊዝምን የሚመለከቱ ናቸው።

• “መቼም ደህንነት አይሰማኝም”

• ኦሮሞ ማንነት

ፓርቲዎቹ ሰሞኑን አደርግነው ባሉት ውይይት «ጠላቶቻችን የኦሮሞን ሕዝብ ለማጥፋት አሰቃቂ ግድያ ከመፈፀም አልፎ በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ሰም የሚጠሩ ተቋማትን በማውደም ከፍተኛ ዝርፍያ ፈፅመዋል» ብለዋል።

«ከዚህ ጀርባ ፀረ ኦሮሞ አቋም ያለው የተደረጃ የፖለቲካ ቡድን ስለመኖሩ የሚያመለክቱ በርካታ መረጃዎች ተገኝተዋል» ይላል መግለጫው።

«በማንነታችን ላይ የተቃጣውን ድርጊት ከማንኛውም ጊዜ በላይ እናወግዛለን፤ ድርጊቱን የፈፀሙ በህግ እንዲጠየቁ እንጠይቃለን» በማለት ፓርቲዎቹ መግለጫቸው ላይ አትተዋል።

• አዲስ አበባ በተመለከተ

«ዛሬ አዲስ አበባ የምትገኝበት ሥፍራ የጥንት የኦሮሞ ጎሳዎች የእምነት፣ ፖለቲካ እና ኢኮኖሚ ማዕከል የነበረ መሆኑ አይካድም» የሚለው መግለጫው «ጎሳዎቹ መሬታቸውን ተነጥቀው እንዲጠፉ ተደርገዋል» ሲል ያክላል።

ፓርቲዎቹ «እኛ ኦሮሞ ድርጅቶች አዲስ አበባ ሁሌም የኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ናት፤ ይህ ማለት ግን ከኦሮሞ ውጭ መኖር አይችልም ማለት አይደለም» ሲሉ በመግለጫቸው አትተዋል።

• ጅምላ እሥር በአዲስ አበባ

«ሆኖም አንዳንድ የፖለቲካ ድርጀቶች ይህን በመካድ ከተማዋን እያሸበሩ መሆናቸውን ታዝበናል፤ አልፎም በኦሮሞ እና አማራ ሕዝብ መካል ጥርጣሬ እንዲፈጠር ደፋ ቀና እያሉ ይገኛሉ። ቢሆንም አይሳካላቸውም፤ የኦሮሞ እና የአማራ ሕዝቦች ለውጥ ለማምጣት አብረው ታግለዋልና» ይላል መግለጫው።

መላው ሕዝብ የእኒህን ኃይሎች ሴራ ለማክሸፍ አብሮ መቆም አለበትም ሲል መግለጫው ያክላል።

• ሕዝብን ከሕዝብ የሚያጋጩ ሚድያዎች

ለወገናዊ ፖለቲካ የሚያደሉ ሚድያዎች ሕዝብን ከሕዝብ ለማጋጨት ተግተው እየሰሩ እንደሆነ መግለጫው አትቷል።

«ስለዚህ ውጭም ሆነ ሃገር ቤት ያላችሁ ሃገር አማሽ ሚድያዎች በህግም በታሪክም ፊት ተጠያቂ መሆናችሁን አውቃችሁ ከድርጊታችሁ ታቀቡ» በማለት መግለጫው አስገንዝቧል።

• በሃገሪቷ እየታየ ያለውን ለውጥና ሽግግር በተመለከተ

«በሃገሪቱ ውስጥ ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ እየታየ የመጣውን ለውጥና ፖለቲካዊ መነቃቃት ለውጡን በሚፈልጉ የሥርዓቱ አካላት የተገኘ እንደሆነ እናምናለን» የሚለው መግለጫው በዚህ የሽግግር ወቅት ስልጣን ላይ ያሉ አካላት ዘላቂ ለውጥ እንዲያመጡ ሁኔታዎችን እናመቻቻለን» የሚል አቋም ይዟል።

«ነገር ግን እንደማይሳካላቸው የተገነዘቡ የፖለቲካ ቡድኖች በሃሰት የብር ኖቶች ዜጎችን በማታለል የሃይማኖትና የብሄር ግጭት በማስነሳት መንግስት የሌለ ለማስመሰል እየተሯሯጡ እንደሆነ ግልጽ ነው።»

• ኦህዴድ አብዮታዊ ዴሞክራሲንና ዴሞክራሲያዊ ማዕከላዊነትን ታሪክ ሊያደርጋቸው ይሆን?

«በመሆኑም አሁን ያሉ ተቋማት በህገ መንግሥቱ መሰረት በትክክል እንዲሰሩ ተደርጎ በነጻ፣ ተአማኒና በቂ ፉክክር በተደረገበት ህዝባዊ ምርጫ ወደ ዴሞክራሲ የሚደረገውን ሽግግር ብቻ የምንደግፍ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን» ሲሉ ድርጀቶቹ አቋማቸውን አንፀባርቀዋል።

• በቋንቋ ላይ የተመሰረተ ፌደራሊዝምን በተመለከተ

ለዘመናት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የነበረውን የህዝቦች የማንነት ጥያቄ ለማክበር የተዘረጋውን የፌደራሊዝም ሥርዓት ደንታ የሌላቸው ኃይሎች ሥርዓቱ የችግሩ መንስኤ እንደሆነ አድርገው ለማቅረብ እየሞከሩ ነው ሲል መግለጫው ይወቅሳል።

አንዳንድ ሚዲያዎችም ይህንኑ ተግባር ተያይዘውታል። ስለዚህ እኛ የኦሮሞ የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች ፈጽሞ የማንቀበለው መሆኑንና በህልውናችን ላይ የተቃጣ አደጋ አድርገን እንደምንመለከተው እንገልጻለን በማለት ድርጀቶቹ መግለጫቸውን አጠናቀዋል።


Oromia: Irreecha Malkaa Bara 6412 Ilaalchisee Ibsa Abbaa Gadaa Bayyanaa Sanbatuu Kennan September 25, 2018

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HAVE A VERY HAPPY IRREECHA BIRRAA OROMO 2018

Irreecha (Irreessa)  Birraa Oromoo kan Bara 2018 (akka lakkoobsa Oromootti kan Bara 6412)  Fulbaana 30 Bara 2018  Hora Arsadeetti Irreeffatama.  Irreecha Oromo Thanksgiving 2018 (6412 in Oromo Calendar)  Celebration  at Hora Arsadee, Bishoftuu, Oromia, on Sunday 30 September 2018.

Irreecha Sababeeffachuudhan Finfinneetti Eksipoon Qophaah

 

 

 

 

 

Eebba OMN Nairobi Kenya: Haasaha Jawar Mohammed September 23, 2018

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OBS: Walaloo Lataa Qana’ii simbooziyeemii hayyoota Oromoo irratti dubbise September 23, 2018

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Oromia State: ODP: OPDO’s 9th Congress: Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and leader of the ruling EPRDF & OPDO, delivering a message of peace & unity. The party changes name and logo September 21, 2018

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Rebranding itself, the Oromo People Democratic Organization (OPDO) has  changed its name to Oromo Democratic Party (ODP).

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Paartiin Dimokiraatawaa Oromoo(ODP) yaa’ii isaa 9ffaan miseensota koree giddu galeessaa 55 filateera. Caalamaan isaanii dargagoota. Isaanis (Newly elected ODP Central Committee Members):
1. Dr. Abiyyi Ahimad
2. Obbo Lammaa Magarsaa
3. Dr. Warqinaa Gabayyoo
4. Obbo Birhaanuu Tsaggaayyee
5. Aadde Adaanech Abeebee
6. Inj. Taakkalaa Uumaa
7. Obbo Shimallis Abdiisaa
8. Obbo Umaar Huseen
9. Aadde Xaayibaa Hassan
10. Obbo Addisuu Araggaa
11. Dr. Girmaa Amantee
12. Dr. Biqilaa Hurrisaa
13. Dr. Milkeessaa Miidhagaa
14. Dr.Tashoomaa Addunyaa
15. Obbo Taayyee Danda’aa
16. Dr. Alamuu Simee
17. Dr. Tolaa Biriisoo
18. Kom/ Dammallaasha G/ Mikaa’el
19. Obbo Girmaa Hayiluu
20. Obbo Warquu Gaachanaa
21. Obbo Shaafii Huseen
22. Obbo Tolosaa Gaddafaa
23. Obbo Fiqaaduu Tasammaa
24. Obbo Birhaanuu Baqqalaa
25. Obbo Awwaluu Abdii
26. Obbo Geetuu Wayyeessaa
27. Obbo Kaasahuun Goofee
28. Obbo Abdulaakiim Muluu
29. Obbo Malaakuu Faantaa
30. Obbo Taarraqany Galataa
31. Obbo Abarraa warquu
32. Obbo Makuyyee Mohaammad
33. Obbo Ahimad Tusaa
34. Obbo Assagid Geetaachoo
35. Obbo Dhangee Booruu
36. Obbo Namarraa Bulii
37.Obbo Abdullaaziiz Mohaammad
38.Obbo Roobaa Turcee
39. Obbo Jamaal Kadir
40. Obbo kaffaloo Tafarraa
41. Obbo Masfiin Asaffaa
42. Aaddee laalisee Lammii
43. Obbo Naasir Huseen
44. Obbo Mogos Ida’ee
45. Dr. Darajjee Dhugumaa
46. Aadde Caaltuu Saanii
47. Aadde Loomii Badhoo
48. Obbo Muhaammad Kamaal
49. Dr. Inj. Habtamuu Ittafaa
50. Dr. Inj. Geetaahuun Makuriyaa
51. Obbo Mashoo Olaanaa
52. Obbo Alamtsaah Shifarraa
53. Obbo Ahimad Idiriis
54. Aadde Muunaa Ahimad
55. Obbo Xilaahun Fiqaaduu


Ethiopia’s Oromo party changes name, logo ahead of 2020 vote, Africa News



 

Faaruu ODP (haarawaa har’a ragga’e)

ODP
ODP, ODP paartii jijjiiramaa
Gurmuu qabsoo Oromoo mirgaa fi walabummaa
Faajjii bilisummaa bu’uura Oromummaa
Partii tarkanfataa kutatee falmataa
Galmisaa milkeessuu fedhiif faayidaa Oromoo
Feedhiif faayidaa uummataa

Abbaa kayyoo dhugaa ilaalcha moo’ataa
Gaddisa hoggansaa tuuta sabbonotaa
Abokaatoo haqaa irree adda durootaa
Kallacha Oromoo saba seenaa hojjetaa.

Nagaafi misoomaa demookraasii waaraa
Mirkansu galmisaa imallisaa dheeraa
Hundeen isaa Oromummaa daandiin isaa sirrii
Paartii lammii boonaa dhaloota haraaf borii.

Sabni Oromoo guddaan kallattii hundaan cimee
Mirgaaf bilisummaan miidhagee faayamee
Arguudhaaf qabsoofna badhaadhee ijaramee
Jaalalaan hammannee saba biyyaa hundaa
Walqixxummaa obbolummaan
Gamtaan dhugoomsinaa hegeree bareedaa.

Kaayyoo eebbifamaa keenyaaf amanamnee
Jaallummaa qabsootiin yaadaa gochaan tokkoomnee
Saba keenya goota sabboonaa qabannee
Wanti hin moone hin jiruu tabbi nuti hin baanee.

Qabsaa’onni kufan imaanaa nuuf kennan
Dhiigaan kukkulanii faajjii nu dhaalchisan
Qabaannee qabsaa’aa hawwii ummata keenyaa
Harka wal qabannee hunda galmaan geenyaa
Harka wal qabannee ijaarra biyya keenyaa.

Ergaa Cimaa Dr Baqqalaa Garbaa Yaa’ii 9ffaa DH.D.O dhageeffadhaa waliis dhageeysisaa!!


Sirna baniinsa Yaa’ii Dhaabbattummaa DhDUO 9ffaa har’a Jimmatti baname irratti bakka bu’oota dhaaba siyaasaa hedduutu dubbate. Hunda keessaa kan qalbii na tuqe haasaa MM Dr. Abiyyi Ahmedii fi kan Obbo Baqqalaa Garbaa ti. Lamaanuu karaa Oromoon ittiin injifannoo harkaan gahatu akeekan. Dr. Abiyyi guddina Oromoo yeroo ibsu Itoophiyaanuu itti dhiphatti jedhe. Garuu guddinni kun yoo tokkummaa mul’ataa mirkaneessine malee hakka hin dhugoomne hubachiise. Dhaabota siyaasaa Oromoo dantaa aangoof jecha qaama isaan hin fakkaanne waliin harka wal keessaa qaban akeekkachiise. Firoomni akka dhaabaatti qabnu dura akka Oromummaatti ragga’uu akka qabu hubachiise.

Dr. Abiyyi bolola aangoo akka hin qabne kan caalaatti mul’isu ammoo jecha isaa yeroo hundumaa irra deddeebi’u tokko. ”Oromoodhaaf dhaaba kudha meeqa osoo hin taane dhaaba jajjabaa lama yookiin sadi qofatu gaha” kan jedhu. Kun dhugumatti Oromoon akka jaaramuu fi humni isaa akka hin qoqqoodamne hawwii qabaachuu paartii isaa agarsiisa. Osoo dhaabota hunda moohatanii aangoo irra jiraachuu barbaadu tahee dhaabonni Oromoo biroon bakka meeqaatamatti wal cicciruun isaan hin yaaddessu ture. Inumaa OPDO irraa kan hafe hundumtuu qoqqoodamoo fi lallaafoo yoo tahan filmaata irratti mohachuuf jara gargaara ture. Garuu aangoo caalaa dantaan Oromoo eegamuu akka qabu hawwiin dhugaan jiraachuu kana irraa hubanna.

Obbo Baqqalee Garbaa haasaa isaa keessatti dubbii mucaa wagaa 6 kan Oromoo tahee qofaaf ajjeefamee yeroo kaasu ijoo dubbii dheeraa jecha gabaabduudhaan lafa kaa’e. Diinni kan nurratti aggaammatu OROMOO taanee qofaaf akka tahee fi kanuma qofayyuu laallee garaagarummaa qabnu dhiphifnee tokkoomuu caalaa furmaanni biraa akka hin jirre akeeke. Kana malees Oromoon ofii dogoggorees haa tahuu qaama biraatiin gowwoomfamee akka saba kamuu irratti harka ol hin fudhanne kadhate. Karaan kufaatiitti nu geessu gaafa saba biraa irratti harka ol fudhanne tahuu isaa jala mure. Haasaan Obbo Baqqalee har’aa kun gabaabumatti bilchina siyaasaa nama kana keessa jiruu fi Oromiyaan ilmaan ishii bira dabranii biyyattiifuu boonsoo tahan mormitoota keessaas horachuu agarsiisa. Dhaaba siyaasaa adda addaa (DhDUO fi KFO) keessaa bahuu isaanii yoo tahe malee, ergaan Dr. Abiyyii fi Obbo Baqqaleen haasaa har’aa keessatti dabarsan homaa kan garaagarummaa qabu tahee natti hin mul’anne.

 

 

Finfinnee: Ten Preliminary Measures Oromia May Take on Addis Ababa Until the Prodigal City will Submit to the Jurisdiction of Oromia September 20, 2018

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Ten Preliminary Measures Oromia May Take on Addis Ababa Until the Prodigal City will Submit to the Jurisdiction of Oromia

Dr. Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni

Until the full ownership and territorial integrity of Oromia is fully and completely restored on Addis Ababa as an Oromia city, the Oromia Regional State and the Oromo people should start taking the following preliminary measures to force the submission of the prodigal city of Addis Ababa to the full legislative, executive and judicial power of Oromia National Regional Government, with immediate effect.

1. Oromia National Regional State should immediately and unilaterally delimit and demarcate the boundary between this prodigal city and Oromia National Regional State based on the 1991 border of this city, and ban this city from collecting any form of tax outside its borders and jurisdiction.

2. Oromia National Regional State should immediately adopt Afaan Oromo as the working language for all official and business communications with this prodigal city.

3. Oromia National Regional State should stop using Addis Ababa as the market hub for all Oromia business, and relocate to Oromia cities. All Oromia markets including but not limited to grain markets, vegetable and fruit markets, meat and live animal markets, coffee markets, hid and skin markets and all other resources of Oromia should be relocated to Oromia cities. Oromia should license Oromia based exporters for all Oromia resources and products; and ban Addis Ababa-based exporters from exporting Oromia commodities, goods, and products.

4. Oromia National Regional State should immediately stop using Addis Ababa general distributors and wholesalers, and start licensing Oromia general distributors and wholesalers to distribute imported goods and services throughout Oromia. Oromia National Regional State should immediately license Oromia importers of all goods and services sold in Oromia markets.

5. Oromia National Regional State should immediately issue laws that will impose tariff, taxes and sale price on water and electricity supplies Oromia provides to Addis Ababa, and start rebuilding Oromia from these proceeds.

6. Oromia National Regional State should immediately impose a toll on all Addis Ababa licensed cars including private and commercial cars, taxis, trains and buses that use Oromia roads. The proceeds collected from these road tolls will be used to rebuild Oromia infrastructures and maintain Oromia roads.
7. Oromia National Regional State should immediately issue laws that will impose dry port service fees for all imports and exports passing through the inland dry port at Mojo to Addis Ababa.

8. Oromia National Regional State should start charging lease and real estate taxes on all Addis Ababa owned properties located in Oromia including factories, businesses, and other facilities.

9. All Addis Ababa waste disposal facilities in Oromia should be closed until the health effect and environmental sustainability of those facilities are studied and Oromia determines the appropriate cost and fees Addis Ababa should pay to continue using these facilities, if at all.

10. Oromia National Regional State should issue laws that will totally ban Addis Ababa from getting any land either in the form of a lease or sale from private or government entities in Oromia except through limited term rent!


 

Qorannoo Dinagdee: Oromiyaan bara 1950 as dolaara tiriliyoona 3.5 dhabdeetti September 19, 2018

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Hayyoota: Oromiyaan bara 1950 as dolaara tiriliyoona 3.5 dhabdeetti

BBC Afaan Oromoo,  Fuulbana 18 Bara 2018

Hayyoonni Oromoo dhimma siyaas-dinagdee uumatichaarratti galma UNECA keessatti
Goodayyaa suuraaHayyoonni Oromoo dhimma siyaas-dinagdee uumatichaarratti galma UNECA keessatti

Imaammamtni siyaas-diinagdee Itoophiyaafi dhabamuun dimokiraasii diinagdee uummata Oromoo cimaa miidhunsaa himame.

Mariin hayyoota Oromoo dhimma diinagdee Itoophiyaa irratti xiyyeefate kaleessa galma diinagdee komishinii Afriikaatti taasifameera.

Dhimma dhaabbilee misoomaa mootummaa kanneen akka baankii daldalaa fi baankii misoomaa Itoophiyaa, Itiyo-Telekom, daandii xayyaaraa Itoophiyaa fi kanneen biroo irratti waraqaa qo’annoo isaanii kan dhiyeessan Doktar Kabbadaa Fedhasaa dhaabbileen kun qabeenya guddaa kan sochoosan ta’ullee gumaachi isaan diinagdee biyyattiif qaban garuu xiqqaa akka ta’e himan.

Baankii addunyaatti ogeessa olaanaa dhimma diinagdee kan ta’an Dr. Kabbadaan gumaachi dhaabbilee gurguddaa kunneenii diinagdee biyyattiif qaban dhibbeentaa 20 qofa jedhan.

Kunis kan biyyaalee biroo walin yeroo madaallamu xiqqaa ta’uusaa himu.

“Qarshiin dhaabbileen kun argatan eessa deema kan jedhu gaafii ijoodha” jechuun Dr Kabbadaa dubbatu.

Gama biraatin “rakkoo hooggansaa irraa kan ka’e qabeenyi naannoon Oromiyaa irraa fayyadamuu dandeessuu faayyidaara ooluu dhiisu isaatin fi humni nama baratee sababa siyaasaan biyyattidhaa godaanaa turuunsaa naannoon Oromiyaa bara 1950 hanga ammaatti qabeenya dollaara triliyoona 3.5 akka dhabdu taasiseera” jedhu.

Dr. Kabbadaan “haalli amma jiru yoo jijjiirame malee qabeenyi naannoon Oromiyaa dhabdu kun bara 2050ti gara triliyoona 8.2tti ni guddata” jedhan.

Dhimma Lafaa

Yunivarsiitii Minisootaatti barsiisaa ikonomiksii kan ta’an proofesar Badhaasaa Taaddasaa imaammatni lafaa biyyatti dhimmoota guddina diinagdee uummata Oromoo cimaa miidhan keessaa tokko akka ta’e qorannoo dhiyeesanin himan.

Uummatni Oromoo mirga abbaa lafummaa dhorkamuunsaa uummatichi lafa isaa irraa akka hin fayyadamne taasiseera jedhan.

Lafti maqaa investimantiidhaan qonnaan bultoota irraa fudhatames miidhaansaa guddaa akka ta’edha kan himan

“Qubeedhaan barachuun Oromummaa keenya hagam akka geeddare ni beekna. Oromoo abbaa lafaa gochuun immoo bu’aa qubee dhaan barachuu caalaa nuf fida” jedhu professor Badhaasaa.

Kanaafis abbummaa lafaa uummata Oromoo mirkaneessuuf wantootni sadi hojjetamuu qabu kan jedhan professor Badhaasaa jalqaba imaammatni lafaa biyyattii bifa mirga abbuummaa lafaa uummatichaa mirkaneessuun jijjiiramuu akka qabu himan.

Itti aansunis eenyu lafa hagamii bifa kamin qabate kan jedhu qoratamuu qaba jedhan.

Dhumarattis namoota abbaa mirgaa ta’anif lafa hiruu fi kunneen beenyaa gahaa malee lafa isaanirraa buqqa’an dhaabbilee investimantii isaan buqqisan irraa akkaataa itti fayyadamuu danda’an mijeessuun akka barbaachisu profeessar Badhaasaa waraqaa qo’annoo dhiyeesanin himan.



 

Oromia: Jubilation in Finfinnee to welcome ABO/OLF September 15, 2018

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Millions converged at    Hulluuqoo Kormaa,  Dirree Masqalaa (Meskel Square) in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) from all corners of Oromia to welcome OLF/ OLA top leader. 15th September 2018. Former rebels in triumphant return to Ethiopia

 Ethiopians hail return of once-banned Oromo group
Oromo Liberation Front given a hero’s welcome in Addis Ababa

Thousands of flag-waving supporters were out on the streets to welcome the returning OLF 

The awesome Oromo horseman (Obbo Siidaa Dabalee) is the picture of the day  on this very jubilation and victory day for freedom, democracy, unity in diversity and multinationalism for the oppressed nations in Ethiopia.

Oromoo fi firooni saba Oromoo miliyoona hedduun lakkaawaman Finfinnee,  Hulluuqoo Kormaatti walga’un ABO/WBO gammachuun simatan. Fulbaana 15 Bara 2018.

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Finfinnee (Hulluuqo Kormaa): Oromia: Simannaa ABO / WBO Fulbaana 15 Bara 2018 Ilaalchisee Ergaa Kana Walii Dabarsaa September 12, 2018

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Haala Simannaa Ilaalchisee!

1. Namni hundumtuu alaabaa ABO ykn mallattoo saba oromoo ibsu kan isatti tole qabatee haa dhufu.

2. Namoonni konkolaataa humnaan itti hin fe’aminaa balan tasa qaqqabee namni tokko illee lubbuun isaa darbuun irra hin jiru.

3. Jeequmsi akka hin uumamneef Qeerroon poolisiis ta’ee qaama nagaa Eegsisuuf tumsa godhaa.

4. Maanguddoota, Ijoollee fi haadholii Ulfaaf gargaarsaa fi tumsa dursaa godhaa. Yoo jiraatan.

5. Bishaanii fi Wanta sasalphaa nyaataaf malu harkatti qabadhaa! Fayyaa keessan eeggachuuf.

6. Namni yoo isin biraa kufe qabaa bakka Ambulance tti geessaa qophaa’ee jira waan ta’eef.

7. Tokkummaa mul’isaa, suuraan fi Vidiyoon guyyaa sana waraabamu sabaahimaalee Addunyaa hedduu irratti waan darbuuf Wanta saba oromoo Qeeqsisu hin hojjetinaa.

8. Kanneen farda Gulufsiistanii fi konkolaachistoonni warra lafoof Eegumsa godhaa.

9. Wal dhaggeeffadhaa Abba Abbaan hin fiiginaa. Suuta socho’aa.

10. ABO dhaaba Qabsoo Ganamaa jaallatamaa fi sabi oromoo yoo itti hirkate shakkii irraa hin qabne ta’uusaa mul’isaa.

ERGAA KANA YOO XIQQAATE NAMA 20F QOODI. SABASAAF MEDIA TIIN KAN QINDAA’E. YAADI FI ODEEFFANNOON KAN ROOGEYYII FI SABAAHIMAALEE GARAAGARAA IRRAA WALITTI QABAME.

GALATOOMAA!
GADAAN GADAA XUMURA GARBUMMAATI!

 

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Oromia: Ibsa Koongirasii Feederalawaa Oromoo (KFO) fi Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) iraa kenname September 9, 2018

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Ibsa Koongirasii Feederaalawaa Oromoo (KFO) fi Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) irraa kenname



Addi Bilissummaa Oromoo (ABO)n qabsoo hidhannoo fi siyaasaa geggessaa turee qabsoo karaa nagaa geggeessuuf mootummaa Ityoophiyaa waliin waliigaltee uumeen booda Kongirasa Federaalawaa Oromoo duraanu qabsoo karaa nagaa gaggeessaa ture waliin egeree
siyaasaa ummata Oromoo irratti marii jalqabaa geggeessee jira.

Marii kana keessattis Sirna ijaarsa dimookiraasii, federaalizimii dhugaa fi olaantumaa seeraa kabachiisuu keessatti dhaabileen lamaan karaa itti dantaa ummata Oromoo fi Oromiyaa dursuu fi kabajchiisuu irratti yaada
wal jijjiiruun hubannoota irra gahameera.

Uummanni keenya yaroo adda addaa wal-taanee akka itti dhiyaanu nu gaafachaa jiru hubtuun bu’uuruma kanaan Addi Bilissummaa Oromoo (ABO) fi Kongirasiin Federaalawaa Oromoo (KFO)n marii gaafa 24/12/2010 gaggeesinneen akkaataa garaagarummaa jiru dhiphisuun waliin hojjatuun danda’amu irratti wal hubachuun waamicha armaan gadii waloon dabarsina.

1. Koongireesii Feederaalawaa Oromoo (KFO) fi Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO)n biyya kana keessatti federaalizimiin dhugaa akka dhufu, mirgi hiree murteeffannaa ummatootaa fi olaantummaan seeraa
kabajamee nageenyii amansiisaa itti fufiinsaan akka lafa qabatuuf qabsoo uummatni keenya taasisu keessatti sagaleen uummatta keenyaa akka addaan hin hiramneef karaa danda’ame hunda hojjatana.

2. Uummanni keenyas wal hubannoo irra gahame kana beekuun qabsoo nuyi waliin gaggeessaa jirru kana nuuf beekuun akuuma kana duraa nu cina dhaabbachuun qabsoo bilisummaa milkeessuu keessatti qooda keessan akka gumaachitan waamicha seena qabeessa kana dabarsina.

3. Jaarmootni siyaasaa, Beektootni, Dargaggotni abbaa qabsoo Barratootni,Hojjatootni, Daldaaltotni, Abboottiin Gadaa fi Abboottiin Amantaa Oromoo kana beekuun itita aangoo siyaasaa uummata Oromoo amma argamee kana gara fuulduraatti tarkaanfachiisuuf qabsoo KFO fi ABOn taasisan kana akka cimsitan, utubdanii fi deegartaniif waamicha keenya isinii dabarsina.

4. Dhumarratti uummatootni Itiyoophiyaa qabsoo
uummanni Oromoo kabajamuu mirga dimokraasii, mirga hiree murteeffatanaa, olaanttumaa seeraa, guddina federaalizimii dhugaa fi nageenya waaraa dhugoomsuuf warraaqu kana keessatti akka nucinaa dhaabbattan kabajaan waammicha isinii goona.

Injifannoon uummata dhugaan qabsaa’uuf haata’u !!!

Fulbaana 5, bara 2018
Finfinnee
KFO fi ABO irraa



Oromia: Dhugaan Maseenaaree!! Keekiyyaa Badhaadhaa, New Oromo Music 2018 September 8, 2018

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Ethiopia: Abdi Iley, TPLF’s Liyu Police Militia head who killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Somali and Oromia has been officially arrested. August 27, 2018

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Abdi Iley,  the notorious TPLF’s Liyu Police Militia head who killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Somali and Oromia  states has been officially arrested. Click here to read Ethiopia’s Liyyu Police – Devils on Armored Vehicles.

Ethiopia arrests ex-Somali region head over rights abuses

Abdi Mohamed Omar arrested on charges of human rights abuses and stoking deadly ethnic clashes in restive region. Click here to read Aljazeera news


 

 

Akka maddeen amanamoon jedhanitti Abdi Ileen kan toyannoo jala oole tureera, garuu labsuun hin barbaachifne. Walgahii EPRDF dheengaddaatu eegamaa ture. Warri TPLF walgahii sana fayyadamanii dhiibbaa gochuudhaan Abdi Ilee hiiksisuu fi immunity isaa eegsisuuf hidhatanii falmaa turaniif. Yoo Abdi Ileen tuqame naannoo san tasgabbeessuun hin danda’amu, inumaa naannochi Itoopyiyaa irraa akka fottoqu godhama olola jedhuun warri Wayyaanee dachii balleessaa turani. Garuu walgahicha irratti yaadni gama kaanii waan moohateef hireen Abdi Ilees seeratti dhihaachuu taate. Har’a akka hidhamuun isaa labsamu kan godhames eega haalli naannoo Soomaalee toyannaa jala ooluun mirkanaawee booda.

Miidiyaan Sagalee Wayyaanee kan dur yoo titiifni illee Abdi Ilee irratti teesse akkam tuqama jedhee dheekkamu har’a gab jedhee jira. Rogeeyyiin Wayyaanees akka dur xaxxaaxa’aa hin jiran. Hanga ammaatti yaada hin kennanne. Dhugaan oolee bulee akkasumatti injifanta. Kan itti aanus walumaan laaluuf umrii nuuf haa kennu.


Akka maddeen amanamoon jedhanitti Abdi Ileen kan toyannoo jala oole tureera, garuu labsuun hin barbaachifne. Walgahii EPRDF dheengaddaatu eegamaa ture. Warri TPLF walgahii sana fayyadamanii dhiibbaa gochuudhaan Abdi Ilee hiiksisuu fi immunity isaa eegsisuuf hidhatanii falmaa turaniif. Yoo Abdi Ileen tuqame naannoo san tasgabbeessuun hin danda’amu, inumaa naannochi Itoopyiyaa irraa akka fottoqu godhama olola jedhuun warri Wayyaanee dachii balleessaa turani. Garuu walgahicha irratti yaadni gama kaanii waan moohateef hireen Abdi Ilees seeratti dhihaachuu taate. Har’a akka hidhamuun isaa labsamu kan godhames eega haalli naannoo Soomaalee toyannaa jala ooluun mirkanaawee booda.

Miidiyaan Sagalee Wayyaanee kan dur yoo titiifni illee Abdi Ilee irratti teesse akkam tuqama jedhee dheekkamu har’a gab jedhee jira. Rogeeyyiin Wayyaanees akka dur xaxxaaxa’aa hin jiran. Hanga ammaatti yaada hin kennanne. Dhugaan oolee bulee akkasumatti injifanta. Kan itti aanus walumaan laaluuf umrii nuuf haa kennu.

 

የቀድሞ የኢትዮጵያ ሱማሌ ክልል ርዕሰ መስተዳድር አቶ አብዲ መሐመድ ኦማር በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ


ግለሰቡ አዲስ አበባ አትላስ ከሚገኛው መኖሪያ ቤታቸው ነው ዛሬ በፌደራል ፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር የዋሉት፡፡

እንደ ፌደራል ጠቅላይ አቃቤ ሕግ ገለጻ አቶ አብዲ በሕግ ጥላ ስር እንዲውሉ ካደረጓቸው የወንጀል ተግባራት መካከል የሰብአዊ መብት ጥሰት፣ የብሔር ግጭት፣ በሃይማኖት መካከል ግጭት እንዲፈጠር ማድረግ የሚሉት ተጠቅሰዋል፡፡

ፖሊስ እሳቸውን ጨምሮ በድርጊቱ ተሳትፈዋል የተባሉ ሌሎች አካላትን በቁጥጥር ስር እያዋለ ነው፡፡

በአቶ አብዲ መኖሪያ ቤት 5 ክላንሽኮቭ እና 4 ሽጉጦች በቁጥጥር ስር ውሏል፡፡

መኖሪያ ቤታቸው በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር መዋሉንም ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡

ፖሊስ እርሳቸውን ጨምሮ በድርጊቱ ተሳትፈዋል የተባሉ ሌሎች አካላትን በቁጥጥር ስር እያወለ መሆኑን ጠቅላይ አቃቤ ሕግ መግለጹን ሪፖርተራችን ጥላሁን ካሳ ዘግቧል፡፡ – EBC

 

Oromia: Ethiopia must end its political, economic and social exclusion and marginalization of Afaan Oromo speakers from federal institutions and the Addis Ababa city administration August 26, 2018

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There is no law or policy that prohibits the Federal Government from conducting its business in Afaan Oromo!


Ethiopia must end its political, economic and social exclusion and marginalization of Afaan Oromo speakers from federal institutions and the Addis Ababa city administration claiming non-existing language laws and language policies as the basis of these exclusions.

Ethiopia never had formal language laws and language policy in its history to exclude the use of Afaan Oromo. The so-called language related provision in the federal constitution is not self-executing law. It needs language policy and language law for it to be legally enforced in the court of law or followed by any government institutions.

Alternatively, even if one claims that there is constitutional self-executing law, it does not bar the use of Afaan Oromo by federal institutions and Addis Ababa City Administration.

More importantly, Addis Ababa city administration does not need any federal authorization to adopt right away Afaan Oromo as its working language on equal footing with Amharic.

There are many Ethiopia’s own language use practices that will enable the federal government to adopt Afaan Oromo as its working language without needing any law or policy.

For instance, there is no law or language policy that says Ethiopia will use English in its international communication. Yet, the country is using English in its international communication in spite of the absence of language law or language policy.

Similarly, if we look at Ethiopia’s medium of instruction both at secondary and university levels, there is no language law or language policy issued to mandate Ethiopian academic institutions to teach in English.

If we look at the past practices of the Ministry of Education, there is no law that mandated the inclusion of Geez, a language used in church liturgy with zero living speakers, on Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Exam(ESLCE) while willfully excluding Afaan Oromo or other languages with tens of millions of speakers from ESLCE.

If there is any legal basis for all these unregulated language uses, the only document one may find is the educational curriculum prepared by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. That means, all these messes were done at the free will of unelected and unauthorized experts at the Ministry of Education whom the Ethiopian people have zero knowledge even about their existence.

Similarly, there is no clearly drawn language use policy that regulates the Ethiopian federal media outlets to broadcast in any given languages including in Afaan Oromo. It is pretty much the discretionary decision of these entities.

If unelected, unauthorized and obscure curriculum developing experts at the Ministry of Education or media companies were given so much power in deciding on what languages our educational system or media uses or not uses; we expect our elected, legally authorized and publically known officials including the Ethiopian federal parliament, the federal judicial and executive organs to use Afaan Oromo in conducting their business.

Afaan Oromo speakers who constitute more than 50% of the Ethiopian population cannot wait until the constitution is amended or language use laws or policies are issued to get services from the federal government and Addis Ababa city administration.

The degree of exclusion and marginalization of the Oromo people in Ethiopia is unbearable. The Oromo people cannot remain excluded from their own country. All cities, religious institutions, media outlets and federal government entities in Oromia, including in Addis Ababa, must serve the Oromo people in Afaan Oromo.

Furthermore, since both the federal government institutions and Addis Ababa City Administration are exclusively located in the Oromia National Regional Government where the working language is legally Afaan Oromo, there is no federal law or policy that prohibits the federal government and the Addis Ababa City Administration from conducting their Business in Afaan Oromo.

In fact, both the federal institutions and the Addis Ababa City Administration must use Afaan Oromo, the official working language in Oromia, to conduct their business in Oromia Region according to the Ethiopian federal constitution which recognizes the rights of regional governments to use the language of their choosing as their working language.



ጠ/ሚ ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ በዛሬው መግለጫቸው የኦሮሞ ህዝብን ቅስም ሰብረውታል ::

በኦሮሞ ህዝብ ዘንድ አንደኛ ደረጃ የሚባለው የህዝብ ጥያቄ የቋንቋ ጥያቄ ነው :: ኦሮምኛ ቋንቋ የፌደራሉ የስራ ቋንቋ እስካልሆነ ድረስ የኦሮሞ ህዝብ በዕውቀት በኢኮኖሚ እና በማንኛውም የማህበራዊ ህይወቱ ዝቅተኛ ነው :: እንዲህ ያፈጠጠ የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ችግርን ጠ/ሚ ዶ/ር አብይ ኦሮምኛ ቋንቋ የፌደራል የስራ ቋንቋ አሁኑኑ ይሁን ማለት አግባብ አይደለም ማለታቸው ደሙን የገበረውን የኦሮሞን ህዝብ ቅስም የሰበረ ሆኖ አግኝቼዋለው :: ጠቅላይ ሚንስተሩ ኦሮምኛ ቋንቋ የፌደራሉ የስራ ቋንቋ አሁኑኑ ይሁን የሚለውን ጥያቄ አግባብ አይደለም ብለው ያስቀመጡበት ምክንያት የህግ ማሻሻያ የሚፈልግ ስለሆነ ብለዋል :: ነገር ግን ኦሮምኛ ቋንቋ የፌደራሉ የስራ ቋንቋ ለማድረግ የህግ ማሻሻያ ሳይሆን ተጨማሪ ህግ ብቻ ነው የሚያስፈልገው ::
በአጠቃላይ በመግለጫቸው ኦሮምኛ ቋንቋ የፌደራሉ የስራ ቋንቋ እንደማይሆን ነው እጅግ በጣም ያሳዝናል ::

ጠ/ሚ ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ አሁንም የኦሮሞን ህዝብ ሊሰሙት እና ጥይቄዎቹን በአፋጣኝ ሊመልሱለት ይገባል ::

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JT: China’s creditor imperialism. #Africa August 26, 2018

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“Unlike International Monetary Fund and World Bank lending, Chinese loans are collateralized by strategically important natural assets with high long-term value (even if they lack short-term commercial viability). Hambantota, for example, straddles Indian Ocean trade routes linking Europe, Africa and the Middle East to Asia. In exchange for financing and building the infrastructure that poorer countries need, China demands favorable access to their natural assets, from mineral resources to ports.”


China’s creditor imperialism

BY BRAHMA CHELLANEY,  The Japan Times, 21 December 2017
China’s creditor imperialism
Police in Sri Lanka use water cannon to disperse people protesting a government plan to grant a 99-year lease of Hambantota port to a Chinese company on Jan. 7. Nations caught in debt bondage to China risk losing both their most valuable natural assets and their very sovereignty. | AP

This month, Sri Lanka, unable to pay the onerous debt to China it has accumulated, formally handed over its strategically located Hambantota port to the Asian giant. It was a major acquisition for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) — which President Xi Jinping calls the “project of the century” — and proof of just how effective China’s debt-trap diplomacy can be.

Unlike International Monetary Fund and World Bank lending, Chinese loans are collateralized by strategically important natural assets with high long-term value (even if they lack short-term commercial viability). Hambantota, for example, straddles Indian Ocean trade routes linking Europe, Africa and the Middle East to Asia. In exchange for financing and building the infrastructure that poorer countries need, China demands favorable access to their natural assets, from mineral resources to ports.

Moreover, as Sri Lanka’s experience starkly illustrates, Chinese financing can shackle its “partner” countries. Rather than offering grants or concessionary loans, China provides huge project-related loans at market-based rates, without transparency, much less environmental or social impact assessments. As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put it recently, with the BRI China is aiming to define “its own rules and norms.”

To strengthen its position further, China has encouraged its companies to bid for outright purchase of strategic ports where possible. The Mediterranean port of Piraeus, which a Chinese firm acquired for $436 million from cash-strapped Greece last year, will serve as the BRI’s “dragon head” in Europe.

By wielding its financial clout in this manner, China seeks to kill two birds with one stone.

First, it wants to address overcapacity at home by boosting exports. Second, it hopes to advance its strategic interests, including expanding its diplomatic influence, securing natural resources, promoting the international use of its currency and gaining a relative advantage over other powers.

China’s predatory approach — and its gloating over securing Hambantota — is ironic, to say the least. In its relationships with smaller countries like Sri Lanka, China is replicating the practices used against it in the European-colonial period, which began with the 1839-1860 Opium Wars and ended with the 1949 communist takeover — a period that China bitterly refers to as its “century of humiliation.”

China portrayed the 1997 restoration of its sovereignty over Hong Kong, following more than a century of British administration, as righting a historic injustice. Yet, as Hambantota shows, China is now establishing its own Hong Kong-style neocolonial arrangements. Apparently Xi’s promise of the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” is inextricable from the erosion of smaller states’ sovereignty.

Just as European imperial powers employed gunboat diplomacy to open new markets and colonial outposts, China uses sovereign debt to bend other states to its will, without having to fire a single shot. Like the opium the British exported to China, the easy loans China offers are addictive. And, because China chooses its projects according to their long-term strategic value, they may yield short-term returns that are insufficient for countries to repay their debts. This gives China added leverage, which it can use, say, to force borrowers to swap debt for equity, thereby expanding China’s global footprint by trapping a growing number of countries in debt servitude.

Even the terms of the 99-year Hambantota port lease echo those used to force China to lease its own ports to Western colonial powers. Britain leased the New Territories from China for 99 years in 1898, causing Hong Kong’s landmass to expand by 90 percent. Yet the 99-year term was fixed merely to help China’s ethnic-Manchu Qing Dynasty save face; the reality was that all acquisitions were believed to be permanent.

Now, China is applying the imperial 99-year lease concept in distant lands. China’s lease agreement over Hambantota, concluded this summer, included a promise that China would shave $1.1 billion off Sri Lanka’s debt. In 2015, a Chinese firm took out a 99-year lease on Australia’s deep-water port of Darwin — home to more than 1,000 U.S. Marines — for $388 million.

Similarly, after lending billions of dollars to heavily indebted Djibouti, China established its first overseas military base this year in that tiny but strategic state, just a few kilometers from a U.S. naval base — the only permanent American military facility in Africa. Trapped in a debt crisis, Djibouti had no choice but to lease land to China for $20 million per year. China has also used its leverage over Turkmenistan to secure natural gas by pipeline largely on Chinese terms.

Several other countries, from Argentina to Namibia to Laos, have been ensnared in a Chinese debt trap, forcing them to confront agonizing choices in order to stave off default. Kenya’s crushing debt to China now threatens to turn its busy port of Mombasa — the gateway to East Africa — into another Hambantota.

These experiences should serve as a warning that the BRI is essentially an imperial project that aims to bring to fruition the mythical Middle Kingdom. States caught in debt bondage to China risk losing both their most valuable natural assets and their very sovereignty. The new imperial giant’s velvet glove cloaks an iron fist — one with the strength to squeeze the vitality out of smaller countries.


Brahma Chellaney, a professor of strategic studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research and a fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, is the author of nine books, including “Asian Juggernaut,” “Water: Asia’s New Battleground,” and “Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis.” © Project Syndicate, 2017


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Shira habashaan Afaan Oromoo irratti xaxamaa jiru hayyootni Oromummaa qaban mormaniiru August 20, 2018

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#Oolmaa Har’aa: on the Roadmap and Afaan Oromoo issue


“Shira habashaan xaxamaa jiru, hayyootni Oromummaa qaban mormaniiru. Shirri ‘education road map’ haaraatiin xaxamee, “Afaan dhalootaan barachuun hanga kutaa 6tti ga’aadha, Afaan Amaaraa immoo kutaa 1 eegalee kennamuu qaba” jedhu, sabboontota Oromoo, pirezedaantota yuunivarsiitiitiin mormii guddaan irratti ka’eera. Gaaffileen ka’aa turanis:
1. Dhuguma Afaan dhalootaan barachuun qulqullina barnootaa miidheeraa?
2. Qorataan tokko akkamittiin mirga heeraan naannoleef kenname diiguu danda’a?
3. Afaan Oromoo ol guddataa deema jennee utuu abdannuu, isin akkamittiin hanga 6 qofaatti murteessitu?
4. Abbaan dhimmaa Afaanii, warra afaan Sana dubbatu ta’ee utuu jiruu, akkamittiin qaamni afaanicha hin beekiin murtee dabarsuu danda’a?
5. Qorannoon kun haaromsaan dura waan eegaleef, akkamittiin amanamuu danda’a?
6. Compositioniin qorattootaa sirriidha?
7. Dookumentii kana erga waggaa 3 dura eegaltanii maaliif hanga ammaa dhoksitan? fi gaaffilee kanneen biroo gaafataa oolaniiru. Pirezedaantota yuunivarsiitilee Oromiyaa keessaa dhufanii dhimma Oromoo miidhu balaaleffataniifi kan habashota gammachiisuuf dubbatan adda baasuun saaxilaa deemuunis dirqama. Kanaaf, gantoota akka Dr Saamu’eel Kiflee(kan ministeera barnootaa keessaa hojjetu), Silashii Geetahuun(kan dhiyeenya koree giddugaleessaa DHDUO keessaa ari’ame) fi Dr Jeyluun Umar(itti aanaa pirezedaantii yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee), namoota akka qorannoon kun guutummaatti hojiirra ooluuf hirmaattota walga’ii har’aa sossobaa oolanidha. Kanaaf, dhimma Oromoo keessa galanii murteessaa waan jiraniif akka irraa of qusatan jenna. Dr Abiyi immoo rakkoon qulqullina barnootaa jiraachuu malee Shira habashoonni xaxuuf deeman kana Waan hubate hin fakkaatu. BBO immoo dhimma qorannoo kana quba akka hin qabne odeeffanneerra. Walumaagalatti, hayyuun Oromoo, qorannoo Oromoo miidhu xiinxalee yoo hin mormine, Oromoof hayyuu ta’uu hin danda’u.
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The Guardian: Jawar Mohammed’s red-carpet return signals Ethiopia’s political sea change #Qeerroo August 20, 2018

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Jawar Mohammed’s red-carpet return signals Ethiopia’s political sea change

Two years ago, the state branded him a terrorist. Now, after years in exile, activist Jawar Mohammed is back – and determined to see democracy in his country

A man holds an Oromo Liberation Front flag as people in Addis Ababa celebrate the triumphant return of Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed
 A man holds an Oromo Liberation Front flag as people in Addis Ababa celebrate the triumphant return of Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters


Jawar Mohammed never travels alone. When the US-based Ethiopian activist returned to his home country on 5 August, he was treated like royalty. A posse of sharply suited young men hovered by him at all times. Jeeps carrying security guards patrolled his hotel in central Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Supporters from the provinces arrived in droves to pay their respects. Over the course of a two-week visit he held about 25 to 30 meetings a day, according to an exhausted aide.

After meeting with the Guardian in his hotel suite he rushed off to give a lecture at the capital’s main university, entourage in tow.

Nothing demonstrated the breathtaking transformation in Ethiopian politics over the past four months quite like the red-carpeted return of a figure who was once the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) most wanted man.

From a studio in Minneapolis, where he founded the controversial Oromia Media Network, Jawar has spent the past decade agitating over social media for political change back home in Ethiopia, which he left as a scholarship student in 2003. This was his first time in Ethiopia since 2008.

Jawar Mohammed, U.S.-based Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo Protest, addresses a news conference upon arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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So effective was he as an activist that by late 2016, as anti-government protests billowed across the country compelling the EPRDF to impose a state of emergency, the Oromia Media Network was banned and Mohammed declared a terrorist.

By early 2018 the revolutionary fervour had grown so loud that Hailemariam Desalegn was forced to resign as prime minister, paving the way for his enormously popular successor Abiy Ahmed, a young reformist from Oromia, Jawar’s home and the country’s largest and most populous region.

The Oromia Media Network, along with some smaller outlets and activists, has used social media to devastating effect over the past few years, coordinating boycotts and demonstrations and bringing Ethiopia’s large and often brutal security apparatus close to its knees.

“We used social media and formal media so effectively that the state was completely overwhelmed,” Jawar says. “The only option they had was to face reform or accept full revolution.”

During the course of a triumphant homecoming, the former terrorist (charges were dropped in May) toured the country, mostly around Oromia, where he was welcomed by vast and jubilant crowds. On his first day he led a tub-thumping rally in the capital’s main concert hall.

Later he travelled to Ambo, the epicentre of the Oromo protest movement – a struggle for political freedom and for greater ethnic representation in federal structures, which Jawar played a main role in orchestrating. Tens of thousands arrived to greet him, more than when Abiy visited the town shortly after his inauguration in April.

As Jawar had promised his supporters – mostly young, politically active Oromo men known as the Qeerroo – he took off his shoes and walked prophet-like through the streets of the city. He then planted a tree at the site where a young man was killed by security forces nearly 15 years ago, long before the rise of the movement that threw him into the national spotlight.

“They used to make me so happy and proud with what they did,” he said of Ambo’s Qeerroo. “So I told them: ‘One day I will come to your city and show my respect by walking barefoot.’ That day came and I had to deliver.”

Few doubt the importance of Jawar in recent Ethiopian history. Perhaps more than any other single individual, he took the once-marginal politics of Oromo nationalism and made it mainstream. Today, Oromos – the country’s largest ethnic group – dominate the highest offices of state, and Jawar enjoys significant personal influence over the country’s new leaders, including Abiy himself.

In a recent interview with local media he claimed – to the dismay of many Ethiopians – that the country now effectively has two governments: one led by Abiy, the other by the Qeerroo. This puts him in a position of extraordinary responsibility, since he is “one of the Qeerroo” and “a significant portion of the country listens to me”, he admits.

Many are uncomfortable with the whiff of demagoguery that accompanies Jawar. One Ethiopian journalist (who asked to remain anonymous) notes his “Trumpian sense of truth when inconvenient facts surface”.

He has been accused of inflating the numbers of protesters killed by security forces and, infamously, telling his followers (73,000 on Twitter and more than 1.4m on Facebook) that army helicopters fired live bullets at civilians during the tragic stampede that occurred during an Oromo cultural festival in October 2016. Independent journalists present confirmed this did not happen. He has a history of smearing journalists he disagrees with as government “agents”.

He has also been accused of inciting ethnic and religious violence. In a 2013 video, for example, he is heard saying: “My village is 99% Muslim. If someone speaks against us, we cut his throat with a machete.”

In recent years, he has whipped up his supporters against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, the once dominant ethnic Tigrayan wing of the ruling coalition, which critics argue led to attacks against Tigrayan civilians as well as those of other ethnic groups. Jawar says that he has long sought to steer his supporters towards “non-violent resistance”, and adds that “even when TPLF was in power and actively killing our civilians we ensured Tigrayan civilians were not subject to attacks”.

These days, Jawar comes across as a more moderate and conciliatory figure. He says he plans for the Oromia Media Network to set up offices across Ethiopia and become a professionalised outfit. He points to the BBC and NPR as models. He insists he has no intention to enter formal politics, preferring to remain an activist.

“I want to help us in the next couple of years transition to democracy. And for that I want to use my influence over the population so that they can calm down, contain themselves, and ensure peace while the political leadership works out arrangements for transition,” Jawar says.

The last point is especially significant. In recent weeks instability across Ethiopia has escalated sharply, especially in his own region. The day after his interview with the Guardian a rally in the town of Shashamene turned violent, as a crowd of Jawar followers publicly hung a man they suspected of carrying a bomb. Two more died in the carnage that followed. Many Ethiopians blame him for the unrest, and he was compelled to cancel the rest of his tour.

Jawar nonetheless remains optimistic about the country’s future, and about the prospect of a peaceful politics free from violent expressions of ethnic identity. “I do believe if we democratise the Ethiopian state – allowing people of all ethnicities to participate in the political process and to get a fair share of power and wealth – there is a possibility the next generation will be proud Oromo and proud Ethiopian at the same time. I think that is possible.”

 


 

Ethiopia Violence A Concern Despite Reform Promises, – Human Rights Watch August 16, 2018

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Ethiopia Violence A Concern Despite Reform Promises

Government Should Address Killings in Somali and Oromia Regions



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Ethiopia: At least 37 people killed and more than 44 wounded after attack by the Liyu police in at least three separate localities in Eastern Hararghe zone of the Oromia State. Over 30,000 Oromos displaced from Djibouti.August 13, 2018,  Oromian Economist

HARARHGE :
This week at least 50 people have been killed and tens of thousands are displaced and are once again facing catastrophic situations in East Hararghe zone. They need different humanitarian support. Among these a top urgent is medical support. I demand Federal Ministry of Health and Oromia Regional Health Bureau to provide immediate medical assistance to those injured and internally displaced in different districts of East Hararghe Zone of Oromia National Regional State. – Oromo Federalist Congress

Ethiopia: At least 37 people killed and more than 44 wounded after attack by the Liyu police in at least three separate localities in Eastern Hararghe zone of the Oromia State. Over 30,000 Oromos displaced from Djibouti. August 13, 2018

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Six people have also died in Shashemene city and in East Wellega zone of the Oromia regional state on Sunday and Saturday respectively. See the scoop below. 


The number of people killed after attack by the Liyu police in at least three separate localities in Eastern Hararghe zone of the Oromia regional state has climbed to 37, according to Tizita Abay, communication officer of the Mayu Muluke Wereda where more than 30 of the causalities were from. More than 44 have been wounded.  Abdulahi Ahmedi Kawo, another official from Mayu Muluke Wereda also told the BBC News Afaan Oromo service that ten of the wounded were currently receiving treatment at Gara Muleta hospital, in Gara Muleta town while some 36 are being treated at a local clinic.

The attacks happened on Sunday from 10 AM to late afternoon and Sunday to Monday night, in what Mohammed Aliyi, a police officer in the Mayu Muluke town said were a military assault by members of Ethiopia’s controversial Liyu Police “for reasons we are not clear with yet,” he told Addis Standard by phone. However, Taye Dendea, the region’s justice bureau communication head wrote on facebook page yesterday that 31 people were killed, of whom five were women. Children and the elderly were among the victims. Negeri Lencho, Oromia region communication bureau head, confirmed to OBN this afternoon the number of victims and said the attack was in line with the larger pattern of the Liyu Police’s track record in attacking civilians. But the government was working to bring a lasting solution, he said.

Ibsa Abdella, a nurse who is currently coordinating the emergency section for the wounded, told Addis Standard that eight of the victims were admitted yesterday and two were admitted on various times since Friday afternoon. According to Ibsa, sixteen people were also treated for light injuries. “All of them have sustained bullet wounds; of the ten currently being treated at the hospital two are in critical condition: one who is shot is his genitalia area and a second who was shot in his chest area,” Ibsa said by phone from Gara Muleta hospital.  “The second who was hit in his chest is Sergent Mustefa Jamal, a member of the Oromia region riot police.”  Three more of the wounded are also police officers, he said.


ADDIS ABABA (Reuters 13 August 2018) – At least 40 people were killed by security forces in eastern Ethiopia at the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday.

“The victims were all ethnic Oromos. The perpetrators were members of a paramilitary force,” said Negeri Lencho, spokesman for the Oromiya state administration.

The area has been plagued by instability.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; editing by John Stonestreet


At least 37 people were killed in a Sunday morning raid in Ethiopia’s eastern Oromia region by the Somali special paramilitary force known as Liyu police, a local official has told the BBC.

More than 40 others were injured, the head of communication for Mayu Mulukke district, Tizita Abay, said.

Women, children under a year and blind elders are among the dead, officials say.

A witness, who survived several shots and a cut on his ear, said the paramilitary troops left him, thinking he was dead.

‘‘While we were sleeping they opened the door and killed my wife, son and neighbour’s child [who was sleeping at his house],’’ he added.

Somali officials have not yet commented on the allegations.

Human Right groups have long accused the special paramilitary force of killings, rapes and other abuses.

The border conflict between the Somali and Oromia region has left thousands of people dead and has forced more than one million to flee their homes in the past year.

Federal government troops have set up a base in the region as they carry out operations to curb the conflict.



Ethiopia: Paramilitaries ‘kill at least 40’ in Oromia region,  Aljazeera

Officials say paramilitary forces from the Somali region carried out cross-border attacks in Oromia’s East Hararghe.


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Oromia: Simannaa Jawar Mohammed: Amboo fi Shashamannee August 12, 2018

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ህወሀት አጥምዶ መቀሌ ላይ በመቀመጥ የሚችለውን እያደረገ ነው:: በእጅ አዙር የእርስ በእርስ ግጭት የጥፋት ተልዕኮን ማራመድና የተዛቡና ሀሰተኛ መረጃዎችን በስፋት በማስራጨት ህዝቡ ላይ የስነልቦና ቀውስ መፍጠር ነው August 11, 2018

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ህወሃት ሁለት ግንባሮችን ከፍቶ በሰፊው እየሰራበት ነው (መሳይ መኮንን)

 

Abraha Desat of Arena Tigray and Abay Tsehaye, Debretsion Gebremichael of TPLF.

ህወሀት ከቤተመንግስት ተባሮ መቀሌ ከመሸገ ወዲህ ሁለት ግንባሮችን ከፍቶ በሰፊው እየሰራበት ነው። አንደኛው ግንባር የቀድሞውን መዋቅር በመጠቀም ከፍተኛ ገንዘብ ውጪ አድርጎ በየአከባቢው አለመረጋጋትን መፍጠር ነው። ሁለተኛ ደግሞ በማህበራዊ መገናኛ መድረኮች የተዛቡ፡ ሀሰተኛና ህዝብን ሰላም የሚነሱ መረጃዎችን የሚያሰራጩ ወደ 100ሺህ የሚጠጉ አካውንቶችን በዘመቻ ከፍቶ መረበሽ ነው። በቅርቡ መቀሌ የመከሩት የህወሀት ”ምሁራን” ላይ አንዱ የፌስ ቡክ አዛማቻቸው ቃል በቃል ያለውም ይሀው ነው። ” በ100ሺዎች ሆነን መረጃው ላይ መዋጋት አለብን” ያለው ልጅ አሁን አሜሪካ መጥቶ ምን እያደረገ እንዳለ ግልጽ ነው። በይፋ ኤታ ማዦር ሹሙ ጄነራል ሳዐረ መኮንን ለዶ/ር አብይ እንዳይታዘዙ አደገኛ መልዕክት እያሰተላለፈ ነው።

አዎን! ህወሀት በሁለቱም ግንባሮች እረፍት አጥቶ በመስራት ላይ ነው። የምንዋጋው ሁለቱንም ግንባሮች መሆን አለበት። ሁለቱ ግንባሮች ተደጋጋፊ ናቸው። አንደኛው ለአንደኛው እንደፍግ፡ ማዳበሪያ ሆኖ እያገለገለ ነው።

ህወሀት የሚከተለው የቀውስ አመራር ነበር። ህዝብ ከህዝብ ጋር ካልተጋጨ በስልጣን የመቆየት እድል እንደሌለው ስለሚያምን የአመራር ስልቱን ማጋጨት ላይ አተኩሯል። ባይዘልቅበትም ለተወሰኑ ዓመታት ዕድሜን አግኝቷል። አሁን ያለው አመራር በተቃራኒው የቆመ ነው። ከግጭት ይልቅ ሰላምን የሚመርጥ አስተዳደር ነው። ህወሀት የማወከ ስትራቴጂ ነድፎ፡ በግልጽ ጦርነት እያወጀ እንኳን የሚታገስ አመራር ነው ቤተመንግስት ያለው። በእርግጥ ትዕግስት ድንበር አለው። ሀገርን ወደ ለየለት ቀውስ ለመክተት ሁለት ግንባሮችን የከፈተ አጥፊ ቡድንን መታገሱ እስከመቼ ሊዘልቅ ይችል ይሆን? እነአብይ የመረጡት መንገድ ህወሀትን ከጥፋት ጉዞው ያስቆመዋልን?

ጠ/ሚር አብይ ህወሀትን እያፈራረሱት መሆኑ ግልጽ ነው። በጥበብና በድፍረት በፌደራል መንግስቱ ያሉትን የህወሀትን መዋቅሮች በማወላለቅ በአጭር ጊዜ ከመንግስትነት ወደተራ ሽፍታ ቡድን እንዲቀየር ማድረጋቸው አስደማሚ ነው። በዚህ ፍጥነት ህወሀት ተሰባብሮ ከነጥቁር ታሪኩ ወደ መፈጠሪያ ዋሻው ደደቢት እንዲጠጋ የተደረገበት ድምጽ አልባው መፈንቅለ መንግስት በሆሊውድ መንደር ቢሆን ጥሩ ፊልም የሚወጣው ታሪክ ነው። ህወሀት ከእንግዲህ ወደ አራት ኪሎ ቤተመንግስት የሚመመለስበት አንድም እድል የለውም። በምርጫ አይችልም። ለምርጫ የሚያበቃ ተፈጥሮአዊ ባህሪ የለውም። ሌላው መንገዱ ሃይል ነው። ሞትን የማይፈራው ትውልድ በእነዶ/ር አብይ እየተመራ ህወሀት በሀይል ልሞክር ቢል ትርፉ እስከወዲያኛው መጥፋት ነው። አጉል አሟሟት ነው። ቢሞክሯት ጥሩ ነበር።

ህወሀት ለጊዜው ያለው ምርጫ መረበሽ ነው። ማወክ ነው። የስነልቦና ጦርነት ማወጅ ነው። በዝርፊያ በተከማቸ ገንዘብ በየአቅጣጫው ብጥብጥ መፍጠር ነው። ለዚህም ሁለት ግንባሮችን በይፋ ከፍቷል። ሁለቱ ግንባሮች ጊዜያዊ ሰላም መደፍረስን እያስከተሉ ነው። ለሰላም፡ እርቅና እድገት የሚውለውን ጊዜና ገንዘብ መብላት ጀምረዋል። እናም ነቅተንና አስምረን የተከፈቱትን ግንባሮች ልንዋጋቸው ይገባል። ከምንጊዜውም በላይ ጥንቃቄ የሚፈልግ ዘመን ላይ ነን። ከስሜት ግልቢያ ወጥተን፡ በዕውቀትና በእርጋታ፡ ከአንድ ሰሞን ዘመቻ ተላቀን በራዕይና ተልዕኮ በተቀረጸ የተግባር እርምጃ ላይ እናተኩር ዘንድ የሁላችን ቅን ልቦናና ዝግጁነት የሚጠይቅበት ወቅት ላይ ነን።

ህወሀት በአንደኛው ግንባሩ የሚችለውን እያደረገ ነው። በሶማሌ ክልል በእጅ አዙር የከፈተበትን የእርስ በእርስ ግጭት እንደተፈራው ሀገርን የሚገነጣጥል ባይሆንም ጠባሳ አሳርፎብናል። በቅማንት አከባቢ የቀበረው ፈንጂም በአግባቡ ካልተነቀለ የፈነዳ ዕለት ጥፋቱ አደገኛ ሊሆን ይችላል። በሌሎች አከባቢዎችም ተመሳሳይ የልዩነት ቦምቦችን አጥምዶ መቀሌ ላይ በመቀመጥ የሚፈነዱበትን ሰዓት እየጠበቀ ነው። የዶ/ር አብይ አስተዳደር ይህን ግንባር ብቻውን አይመክተውም። የኢትዮጵያውያን ድጋፍና ደጀንነት ለጥያቄ የሚቀርብ አይደለም። የህወሀትን የጥፋት ተልዕኮ ማሳካትም፡ ማምከንም የሚችለው ህዝባችን ነው። እነዶ/ር አብይ በጥበብ የሚያደርጉትን የማረጋጋት ሀገራዊ ስራ ትንሽ ፍጥነት ጨምረውበት ከቀጠሉና የህዝባቸውን ድጋፍ ካገኙ የህወሀት አንደኛው ግንባር ድባቅ መመታቱ አይቀርም።

ሁለተኛው ግንባር የተዛቡና ሀሰተኛ መረጃዎችን በስፋት በማስራጨት ህዝቡ ላይ የስነልቦና ቀውስ መፍጠር ነው። ጦር ከፈታው ወሬ የፈታው እንዲሉ በተባራሪ፡ አፍና ጭራ በሌላቸው ሀሰተኛ ወሬዎች ህዝባችን ምን ያህል እንደሚደናገጥ የሰሞኑን ”የአብይ የመግደል ሙከራ” ወሬ አይነተኛ ማሳያ ይሆናል። ዶ/ር አብይ ዛሬ በቴሌቪዥን መስኮት ቀርበው ”ህዝባችን ሰምቶ ከሚወስን ለምን አይመርምርም?” ዓይነት ወሳኝ ነጥብ አንስተዋል። ግጭቶች የሚከሰቱት እውነት ላይ ተመስርተው እንዳልሆነና በስማ በለው በሚሰራጭ ሀሰተኛ መረጃዎች መሆኑን ጠ/ሚር አብይ ጠቆም አድርገዋል። እውነት ለመናገር የሚቀርበን የምንሰማው እንጂ የምናየው አይደለም። በገሀድ ከሚታየው ይልቅ በሹክሹክታ የምንሰማው ቀልባችንን ይገዛዋል። ህወሀት ይህችን ደካማ ጎናችንን ጠንቅቆ አውቆታል። በመቶ ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ የፌስቡክና የቲውተር አካውንቶችን በመክፈት ካለፈው ሳምንት መጀመሪያ አንስቶ በሰፊው የተሰማራበትን ግንባር ከፍቷል።

የህወሀት የፌስ ቡክ ሰራዊት በብዛት የገባበት በተሳሳተ መረጃ የስነልቦና ሽብር የመፍጠር ጦርነት የሰሞኑ ግርግርና ብዥታን አስከትሏል። የፌስቡክ ሰራዊቱ አባላት ማለያ እየቀያየሩ፡ የብሄር ታፔላ እየያዙ ህዝብን ከህዝብ የሚያጋጩ፡ አንዱን ብሄር የሚያጥላሉ፡ በሌላው ብሄር ማለያ ተከስተው የሚያነግሱ፡ ፍጹም ሃላፊነት በጎደለው መልኩ ሀገርን በሀሰተኛ መርጃዎች በማጥለቅለቅ ደረቱን ለጥይት ያልሳሳውን ትውልድ በወሬ ለማንበርከክ በሰፊው ተሰማርተዋል። በአማራና በኦሮሞ ስም በተከፈቱት እነዚህ አካውንቶች ስር የመሸጉት የህወሀት የጥፋት ሃይሎች ሰርግና ምላሽ ሆኖላቸዋል። በቀላሉ በፈጠራና አሉባልታ ወሬዎች የሚሸበር ህዝብ አግኝተዋል። ከመጀመሪያ ግንባር የበለጠ አደጋ ሊፈጥር የሚችለው ሁለተኛው ግንባር ነው። በህወሀት የስነልቦና ጦርነት እጅ ሰጥቶ መሸበርን የመሰለ ሽንፈት የለም።


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Furthermore, using their former influence, strong ties with security and police agents and other groups, they will spare no efforts to bring chaos and upset peace and order in Ethiopia (for example the present instability in Somali region) by instigating protests, killings, riots and stirring up street politics, to say the least.

Finally, holding all the aces of Ethiopia enabled the nefarious group of the TPLF to feather their nest quite comfortably. In addition to this, they are now attempting to destabilize Ethiopia by sponsoring and financing violence in many parts of the country to create another Yugoslavia in the Horn of Africa. … Click  here to read more


 

Oromia: Mootummaan Itoophiyaa fi Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo Waliigalan August 7, 2018

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SBO: Ibsa Waloo Waliigalatee Mootummaa Itoophiyaa fi Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo

Jila Mootummaa Itoophiyaa Pireezdaantii Naannoo Oromiyaa Dr. Lammaa Magarsaan durfamuu fi Ministeerri Haajaa Alaa Itoophiyaa Dr. Warqinee Gabayyoo keessatti argamu, Jila ABO Hayyu-duree Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo Jaal Daawud Ibsaatin durfamu Jaal Ibsaa Nagawoo, Jaal Atoomsaa Kumsaa, Jaal Toleeraa Adabaa fi Jaal Gammachuu Ayyaanaa keessatti argaman Hagayya 7 bara 2018 Asmaraa Eertiraatti wal arguun marii araaraa kan hafuurri obbolummaa irraa calaqqise, wal amantaa guutuun gaggeeffameen wal tahiinsaa fi wal hubannoota armaan gadii irra gahame.

Gareen lameenuu dhimma Oromoo fi Oromiyaa akkasumas dhimma Itoophiyaa kan ilaalu irratti mariin waliin hojjechuuf wal tahan.

Lolli waggoota dheeraaf ABO fi Mootummaa Itoophiyaa jidduu ture dhaabbatee armaan booda haalli Itoophiyaa keessatti uumame ABOn biyya keessatti ifatti hojjechuu kan dandeessisu tahuu hubatamee, qabsoo isaa karaa nagaa akka itti fufu waliigalame.

Dhumarratti, dhimmoota irratti waliigalaman hojiirra oolchaa kanneen qormaataa fi yeroo gaafatan dhawaataan fixachuuf koreen itti fufee xumura itti godhu shaffisaan akka dhaabbatu wal tahan.


የኢትዮጵያ መንግስትና የኦሮሞ ነጻነት ግንባር ስምምነት የጋራ መግለጫ

በኦሮሚያ ክልላዊ መንግስት ፕሬዝዳንት ዶር. ለማ መገርሳ የሚመራውና የኢትዮጵያ የውጪ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ዶር. ወርቅነህ ገበየሁ የሚገኙበት የልዑካን ቡድን፣
በኦሮሞ ነጻነት ግንባር ሊቀ-መንበር ኣቶ ዳውድ ኢብሳ ከሚመራውና ኣቶ ኢብሳ ነገዎ፣ ኣቶ ኣቶምሳ ኩምሳ፣ ኣቶ ቶሌራ ኣደባና ኣቶ ገመቹ ኣያና የሚገኙበት የልዑካን ቡድን ነሃሴ 7 ቀን 2018ዓም በኣስመራ ኤርትራ በመገናኘት ወንድማዊ መንፈስ በተንጸባረቀበትና በሙሉ መተማመን በተካሄደ የእርቅ ውይይት ከዚህ በታች ያሉ ስምምነቶችና መግባባቶች ላይ ተደርሷል።

ሁለቱም ቡድን ስለኦሮሞና ኦሮሚያ እንዲሁም ኢትዮጵያን በሚመለከቱ ጉዳዮች ላይ በውይይት ኣብረው ለመስራት ተስማምተዋል።

ለረዥም ዓመታት በኦነግና በኢትዮጵያ መንግስት መካከል የነበረው ጦርነት ተገትቶ፡ ካሁን በኋላ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የተፈጠረው ሁኔታ ኦነግ በሃገር ውስጥ በግልጽ ሊሰራ የሚያስችለው መሆኑ ከግንዛቤ ገብቶ፡ ትግሉን በሰላማዊ መንገድ እንዲቀጥል ከስምምነት ተደርሷል።

በመጨረሻም ከስምምነት የተደረሰባቸውን ጉዳዮች ስራ ላይ እያዋሉ ምርመራና ጊዜ የሚጠይቁትን ቀስ በቀስ ለመጨረስ በቀጣይነት ከፍጻሜ የሚያደርስ ኮሚቴ በኣስቸኳይ እንዲቋቋም ተስማምተዋል።


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Oromia: Eebba OMN Finfinnee fi Simannaa Direektara Olaanaa OMN Obbo Jawaar Mohammad August 5, 2018

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Jilli Xiinxalaa Siyaasaa fi Daarektara OMN Obbo Jawaar Mohammed’n durfamu ganama har’aa barraaqaan Finfinnee seeneera.

Jilli kun waytii Oromiyaa Dirree Xayyaaraa Idil-Addunyaa Boolee gahanitti simannaan hoo’aan Qondaalota Mootummaa,Qeerroo,Qarree fi hawaasa bal’aan isaniif taasifameera.

Yeroo ammaa jilli kun Hoteela Ilillii International’tti Gaazexeessitoota biyya keessaa fi alaa kanneen achitti argamaniif ibsa kennaa jiru.

Akkuma asiin dura ibsamaa ture har’aa gara Saafayatti Eebbi Studio OMN Finfinnee ni gaggeeffama.

Sirni baniinsaa Galma Barkuummetti Hagayya 05/2018 galgaluma har’aa bakka Qondaalonni Mootummaa olaanoo fi Namoonni 25,000 ol argamanitti Obbo Jawaar Mohammed hawaasa bal’aan galma kanatti wal arguuf jiru.

Boru Hagayya 06/2018 Yaadannoo woreegamtoota fi gootota qabsoo fincila diddaa gabrummaa irratti dabraniif sagantaa qophaa’etu adeemsifama.

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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed: Lessons for Nigeria, New Telegraph August 1, 2018

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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed: Lessons for Nigeria

Good governance exemplars in Africa continue to evolve, even if slowly. An African country, Ethiopia, has the youngest democratically elected Head of State on the continent; who happens also to be one of the 20 youngest Heads of State in the world. Africa should be proud. Yet it seems Africa failed to take sufficient notice.

In the past 18 months, Africa has seen 15 leadership changes averaging approximately one per month. One of the remarkable transition was in Ethiopia. Its run up was not seamless, but the end result is predictably remarkable. Ethiopia’s leadership evolution started with the former Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, who decided to step aside in the aftermath of mass protests on the streets of Ethiopia, and evident failure to quell the restiveness, despite deploying various drastic measures. In surrendering power, he yielded to the voice of reason and democratic dictates.

In stepping aside, Desalegn was cognizant that such gesture had the capacity to create the political and conciliatory space required to bring about new solutions and certainly stem the bloodletting and wanton killing of Ethiopian defenseless civilians from Oromo ethnic stock, who would not stop protesting.

By resigning, the former Prime Minister gave Ethiopia a new lease of life to move forward. In comparative terms and given African realities, he deserves credit. After all, when last did an African Head of State willingly resign from office. Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma remain very awkward examples. Desalegn leaving stoke the embers of effective succession planning amidst conflict.

Inevitably, the question became who will replace him? Who will the nation accept? And had the capacity and persona to quell turmoil and rally the nation to reconciliation and healing? The lot fell on Dr. Abiy Ahmed, who was chosen by the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition, as its Chairman with 108 of 180 possible votes. Ethiopia’s ruling party is made up of four ethnic parties including Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organisation, (OPDO), Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM); the Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM) and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Indisputably, with Abiy Ahmed’s emergence, Ethiopia struck the proverbial gold and netted four giant birds with one cage. First, Ahmed is of the Oromo ethnic stock, which has been at the root of the antigovernment protests.

The Oromos are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia constituting about 34% of the country’s 100 million population, but have never ruled the country. They have accused the government repeatedly of neglect and humiliation. Now, their son, who interestingly was the chairperson of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organisation (OPDO), is now the Prime Minister. Psychologically, his emergence ought to solve at least half of the problem, or nothing else will.

Ahmed is a pacifist thrown up by conflict. He is also a paradox. In him, Ethiopia has her first Muslim Prime Minister who interestingly, hails from a home with a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Suffice to say that while he checks off on both boxes, he had consistently identified with his Muslim roots. This latter disposition underlines his broad acceptability. But there’s more to his bonafides.

Ahmed arrived at his new job, wellschooled and with the requisite expertise. He served as a former Minister of Science and Technology under Desalegn, he just completed his doctorate in peace and security from Addis Ababa University in 2017 and comes from a military/intelligence background where he last ranked as a colonel in the Ethiopian army. Add to that the fact that he speaks fluent English and three Ethiopian languages, you find sufficient expertise written all over him. He possesses the skill and grit that is of immediate need to Ethiopia. Also, you have a Prime Minister with all expertise at 42. He’s dynamic, energetic, thinking and the youngest in the continent. He is well-equipped to drive an already progressive Ethiopia to the next level. Ethiopians must be beating their chest in cheers to such a win.

There is much for Nigeria to learn if she truly yearns for a way forward. Hardly in our national history have we been as divided along ethnic lines as today. There are alleged cases of ethnic cleansing going on in some states including Benue, Taraba and Zamfara under the watch of the government, yet the troubling silence from quarters that should defend justifies Nigerians’ suspicion of conspiracy.

Nigeria is not officially at war, but the number of deaths recorded from the killing of the Fulani herdsmen in the last three years is more than enough casualties for most wars. In the face of these all, and with the latest killing in Plateau State, President Muhammadu Buhari continue to give credence to criticisms that he is incapable of finding solutions to Nigeria’s problems. Even changing cabinet members or appointees who have failed in their responsibility seems too arduous. Increasingly, there is pressure for the President to resign both from those who mean well and those who are purely politicking. However, if the President truly cares about Nigeria, he knows the choice to make.

For Nigerian youths who are getting ready to contest elective positions on the basis of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill allowing them to do so now that the bill have been passed into law, becomes imperative. Age is not necessarily the problem. It’s about competence and experience. Look at Ahmed. He served previously as minister and led his own party before becoming the Prime Minister. He was close to power and understood the challenges; now his experience is evident in his reforms. He’s taking the bold step of putting a limit to the tenure of Prime Ministers, which was hitherto unchecked. There’s great optimism in Addis Ababa that the right man is on the saddle.

Look at Emmanuel Macron: he served first as minister; formed and led his own party with which he became the President. We witnessed his meetings with President Donald Trump a few weeks ago in the U.S. He bossed it despite being 32 years younger than Trump.

If you’re serious about taking back your country, chat little about age on Facebook and go to work. Form your party or join existing ones. Reform them to suit modern ideologies and lead them. Stay genuinely close to power. Fight for the Youth Minister position to be truly yours first. Fight for a percentage of National Assembly positions in your party. Slowly, you will take over. Nobody will hand you power, there’s no free lunch anywhere. Being young will never win you an election; there must be a story to your youth that stands you out, something that clearly defines you and that can easily predict what the future will be with you. You must be strategic fellow young people.

A look at Ethiopia’s party structure reveals something interesting. In all the parties, there are four ethnic/regional parties that form the coalition. Leaders of each party stand the chance of becoming the next Prime Minister. In the Nigerian context, that should mean there will be a leader for the Northern group in APC, PDP and all other parties, same for Middle Belt, South-East, South-South and the West. With the regional leaders, you already know who is likely to emerge as the President and begin to fight early if that choice will not do the country any good. It does look like a great example but it reminds us one thing, we can’t escape restructuring for Nigeria to become functional. Ethiopia looks set to continue in its development trajectory especially in infrastructure.

Despite the protest against the previous government and internet shut down, the country continued to implement her development plan building top infrastructure for its cities. Every visit to Ethiopia, offers one the chance of encountering incremental development, especially in infrastructure. Recently, Ethiopia opened Africa’s first energy plant that converts trash into electricity.

It will incinerate 80 per cent of Addis Ababa’s waste and supply electricity to 30 per cent of its household. It will also recover 30 million litres of water and averting the release of 1.2 million tons of carbon emissions. It was opened casually. The Prime Minister didn’t even attend. Such a project in Nigeria will leave the Presidency on the brink of inviting God to physically attend the lavish commissioning. Ethiopia is leading; Nigeria, when will you Arise?


 

•Udeh is a Research Associate at Selonnes Consult Ltd; Obaze is MD/CEO Selonnes Consult Ltd


 

OMN: Simannaa MM Dr. Abiy Ahmad fi Perz. Lammaa Magarsaa (Minnesota), Little Oromia. Welcoming H.E. PR. OF ETHIOPIA DR. ABIY AHMED AND H. E. PZ. OF OROMIA DR. LAMMAA MAGARSAA July 30, 2018

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OMN: Welcoming H.E. PR. OF ETHIOPIA DR. ABIY AHMED AND H. E. PZ. OF OROMIA DR. LAMMAA MAGARSAA

Photos: Ethiopians turn up in thousands to meet PM in Minnesota

Thousands of Ethiopians in the United States’ city of Minnesota packed the Target Center to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Clad in bright national and traditional colours, the crowd packed the center long before the arrival of the PM and his team. Abiy’s call for peace and unity of Ethiopians has been a common message on his tour and he was supposed to reiterate that message.

The PM and his entourage comprising the Foreign Affairs Minister, Information Minister and President of the Oromia regional state arrived in the state for the final leg of Abiy’s diaspora tour.

The tour took him first to Washington DC – where he held high-level political and economic meetings before addressing the Ethiopian diaspora. Next stop was in Los Angeles before arriving in Minnesota on Monday.

Photos courtesy TargetCenterMN and Opride [Mohammed Ademo, a pro-democracy activist]

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Tsedale Lemma@tselemma

If you can’t understand & try to accept the collective images coming out of as the image of , you will have failed the mini litmus test of understanding the Ethiopia to come; the Ethiopia we will be negotiating to build & the Ethiopia we will be settling for.

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Awol Allo@awolallo

So proud of Minnesota (aka little Oromia) right now. Thus far, it is looking like a showpiece of diversity, inclusion, and tolerance. I hope it ends that way – as an outstanding example of the type.

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Mohammed Ademo

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PM Abiy Ahmed and his delegation landed at Minneapolis International Airport for the final leg of a three-state diaspora tour. He was welcomed by members of the community and prominent individuals, inc. @Jawar_Mohammed

 


Daawwannaa Ameerikaa Kan Muummicha Ministeeraa Abiy Ahimed fi Dr. Lammaa Magarsaa

 

 

MPR News: Photos: Thousands welcome Ethiopian prime minister to Minneapolis

 

Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed cheer.
Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wave Ethiopian and American flags while waiting for him to speak inside Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday, July 30, 2018. Evan Frost | MPR News
Yusuf Ahmed lowers his glasses to peer at the stage.
2Yusuf Ahmed lowers his glasses to peer at the stage before Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks. Evan Frost | MPR News
Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wave flags.
3Supporters of the prime minister wave flags from the VIP section as he takes the stage. Evan Frost | MPR News
The floor of Target Center in Minneapolis is filled.
4The floor of Target Center in Minneapolis is filled with supporters. Prime Minister Ahmed was scheduled to appear at 2:30 p.m. but did not show up until nearly 5 p.m. Evan Frost | MPR News
Two attendees dance with the flag of the Oromo people.
5Two attendees dance with the flag of the Oromo people in the crowded arena. Evan Frost | MPR News
People carry giant Ethiopian and Oromo flags around.
6People carry giant Ethiopian and Oromo flags around the floor of Target Center. Evan Frost | MPR News
Rado Ali cheers for the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
7Rado Ali cheers for Prime Minister Ahmed during his speech. Evan Frost | MPR News
Attendees wave flags before Abiy Ahmed's speech.
8Attendees of a speech by Prime Minister Ahmed wave flags and cheer before he takes the stage. Evan Frost | MPR News
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
9Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other government officials look out at the crowd inside Target Center. Evan Frost | MPR News
Dancers perform on stage for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
10Dancers perform on stage for Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed. Evan Frost | MPR Newshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyPz89iAAtshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbXFMPM3qJI

Oromo do not want to be called Ethiopia but Oromiyaa. But they value peace and stability more than anything else July 29, 2018

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Oromo revolution is primarily to have free and stable Oromiyaa

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Secularism is Oromo political culture and tradition: Up until Haile Sillaasee, one church and government used to share power, economy and social practices. Darg and Wayyaanee did not have legal share in church affairs. But just like the emperor they appointed head of the Orthodox Church. Though it is said religion does not interfere in state matters both did not abandon heritage. PM Abiy is reverting to the past and eulogizing the two religions. He claimed everything fell apart because they lost credibility. Gadaa system believed in separation of state and religion. Abbaa Gadaa did not have power over faith of the high priest (Qaalluu) Abbaa Muudaa. It is the same for Abbaa Muudaa over politics. Just like, political culture, economy and social affairs all practices of Ethiopian government and that of Oromiyaa are different. The eldest religion “Waaqeffannaa” belongs to the Oromo, that will be an answer for those that ask why PM did not mention them like he did the others. Secularism should not be expected from Ethiopian state. Looked from principles of human rights country and governance belongs to all that live in it. Those that believe and do not believe have equal claims. Faith is private. That is why creating conditions in which all live without discrimination are necessary. The PM, when he talked about Ethiopia from the time it was called Abyssinia did not mention about the “Oromo Question”, which is thorn in Ethiopia ‘s hind. It seems he has forgotten that that was the cause for coming about of the change. That is why Nafxanyaa remnants and underlings say, “Racist, ethnic federalism, demarcations by language, separatist, etc. and badmouth Oromo nationalists. But Oromo are not spoiled culture and they do not return insult for insult. However, Nafxanyaa system will never again reign over Oromiyaa until the last Oromo with liberated mind remains. They have to know that there is nothing wrong with ethnic independence or federalism rather than braying as if they got something out of the ordinary. Peoples of the region worry about peace, freedom, equality and stability not about names of countries like Oromiyaa or Ethiopia. Some persons speaking in Amharic always want to impose their own thinking with a voice that seem that of feudalism from beyond its grave. They never ask what the others want. Oromo do not want to be called Ethiopia but Oromiyaa. But they value peace and stability more than anything else. How do anti-people elements reconcile their archaic thinking with that position? Oromo wish the people of the world respect each other’s differences and live in peace and develop together. Oromo revolution is primarily to have free and stable Oromiyaa. Saying Oromo is sovereign over Oromia does not mean Oromo revolution is out to destroy peace stability and development of the region. Just like it brought the present change with blood and sweat, it is duty bound to strengthen unity and prosperity of the region by cooperating in bringing about free and equal African people to the stage. No one can deny them this right or make Oromiyaa their fiefdom without their will. But first the Oromo nation have to establish its own identity and strong rear. Even if he is leaning towards Ethiopia Dr. Abiy is the first ruler of Ethiopia to promise stablishing supremacy of the law and a system of fair and free elections. As long as that is his objective and making effort to implement it supporting him is to one’s own advantage. Without fear or threat, like he said to raise arms on each other when it is possible to discuss peacefully is absurd. At an era when the strong are preparing on how to conduct war from the outer space and raise its standard, saying armed struggle is out of fashion may be true for the oppressor; for the oppressed it would remain as current as ever. On this we go separate ways with the Doctor. Oromiyaan haa jiraattu! Unless he gives priority to his blessed objectives of supremacy of the law fast, with present conditions there is much to be worrisome for all. For issues concerning peoples’ rights he has to be supported in every possible way. Otherwise, saying give him time only, could mean denying oneself time. It has to be thought over.

Oromiyaan haa jiraattu!


 

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I found this comment by @Guma Teressa on my Timeline worth bringing to the front door.

“It’s shocking to hear PM Dr. Abiy declare that there should only be Ethiopian diaspora community and diaspora soccer federation organized under the banner of “Ethiopia”, and implicitly dismisses Oromo communities and soccer federation.
Is that why he snubbed OSA’s invitation?
He will pay dearly, politically speaking, for this embarrassing statement. He should know better! No one ought to explain to him the reason why Oromos had to establish their own communities and soccer federation. The irony of all this is he belongs to “Oromo People’s Democratic Organization”. Why the hell he joined OPDO if he is so averse to ethnicity?
If he continues to make this kind of nonsensical attack on the social and academic spaces Oromo people created for self-preservation, his base will soon crumble and the hyenas will devour him for dinner.
Do not patronize Oromo institutions, Dr. Abiy!!!!”

 

 

Actually very annoying, still in 21st century the Oromo people are being forced or seduced to give up themselves and be something else. The PM’s idea of preaching Ethiopianism to everyone to bring all people together as its an identity in everyone’s blood and culture is wrong. Rather than part of people identity Ethiopism has been an artificial method of rule that imposed on the majority of nations nationalities in the empire. It is only to make occupation and exploitation simple and centralized. It is a good idea to bring people together on mutual interests. Rather than imposing his way of unity that has been adopted from the northern, he has to first speak to each nations and ask them how they think and wish to come together. He has to learn national self determination ideals. Free world is not like his Ethiopia’s federal government. People like the Oromo have got the advantage of living in free and democratic world and organized themselves not on Ethiopianism model but as Oromo nation. For Oromo people in diaspora, Ethiopian community around is practically an Amhara community. They respect the way others organizing themselves. They respect their own independent community as well. A call give yourself and join the assimilation is not acceptable. As a democratic leader, to reach to the Oromo people the pm has to go where communities of Oromo are and assure them what he can offer them. The pm to be successful in organizing diverse nations has to look at Euro zone nations (Common currency, common national bank, free movement of people with politically independent nations). Why is it a problem to have separate Oromo and other communities as far as it is the peoples will to do? In Britain, the 4 nations that make the United Kingdom: Scotland, Welsh, English and Irish do compete in world and European cups as independent countries. It has not reduced the Union. Actually reduced mistrust and increased the recognition of each other and cooperation. The best, functional and true form of unity is recognizing the nationhood and identity of the Oromo and the like as they are. The people have already recognized themselves in such way. Try to impose something which is not acceptable to them is disunity and finally the end of the empire. Ethiopia will join dead empires: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Roman Empire, the Scramble for Africa,ect… The New Nation Oromia will play Germany and win World Cup like Croatia.

TPLF’s Grief: Kubler-Ross Model to Understand the Emotional State of TPLF Hardliners and the Old Guards July 28, 2018

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The emergence of Team Lema within the ranks of EPDRF and the appointment of new PM has marked an end of a reign for TPLF Hardliners and Old Guards. With the end of the era, exercises of excessive power, extraordinary lifestyle, massive wealth accumulation, prestige and sentimental privilege were all lost. This was an authority to hire or fire, arrest or release, feed or starve etc…; and a splendid life full of extravaganza not just in the country but around the world. Also it is an ability to erect multiple story buildings in Addis Ababa overnight, embezzlement of billions of public dollars with impunity and entitlement to nation’s services and other resources by virtue of ethnic background. The loss is a blow of gargantuan proportion, by far more earth-shattering than a loss of the loved ones by death. Any significant loss of this magnitude would incur predictable and progressive emotional experience best known as grief process, effectively modeled by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1969 [1].

According to Kubler-Ross, Swiss psychiatrist, people’s grief process undergo through 5 phases, namely: denial, anger, bargain, depression and acceptance. This article applies the model to help understanding the current and future emotional state and dynamics of TPLF Hardliners and Old Guards following the loss.

by Tekleab Shibru (PhD, Associate Prof. of Geomatics, Chicago State University)

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ሉዓላዊነት የቡድንም የግለሰብም ሥልጣን ነው፤ አታምታቱ!!! July 25, 2018

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ሉዓላዊነት የቡድንም የግለሰብም ሥልጣን ነው፤ አታምታቱ!!!

Dr. Tsegaye Ararsa


ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ “የቡድን (የብሔር-ብሔረሰቦች) እንጂ የግል መብት አይከበርም፤ የቡድኖች ሉዓላዊነት እንጂ የግለሰብ ሉዓላዊነት አይታወቅም” የሚል አምታች የቀማኛ ፖለቲከኞችና ፖለቲካ ተንታኞች ብሂል በተደጋጋሚ ይሰማል። ይሄ ትልቅ ስህተት ስህተት ብቻ ሳይሆን አውቆ ተሳስቶ ሰውን ማሳሳት ነው።

እውነቱ ግን ይህ ነው፦

1. ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ በኢሕአዴግ የአፈና ሥርዓት ምክንያት አይተግበር እንጂ፣ በሕግ እውቅና ያልተሰጠው አንድም የግለሰቦች መብት የለም። የሕገ-መንግሥቱ ምዕራፍ 3 ከአንቀጽ 39 በቀር 30ው አንቀፆቹ የግለሰብን መብት ለማስከበር ተዘርዝረው የተቀመጡ ናቸው።

2. በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የኢትዮጵያ ብሔር ብሔረሰቦችና ሕዝቦች አባል ያልሆኑ ግለሰቦች ችግር ውስጥ ይወድቃሉ ይባላል። ሃቁ ግን፣ በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ከኢትዮጵያውያን ወላጆች የተወለደ፣ የአንድ ወይም የሌላ ብሔር አባል ያልሆነ ግለሰብ የለም።

የብዙ ብሔር አባል ከሆኑ ቤተሰቦች የተወለደ ሊኖር ይችላል እንጂ ብሔር-የለሽ ግለሰብ ሊኖር አይችልም፤ የለምም።

አንድ ግለሰብ፣ የብሔር አባል መሆን ስላልፈለገ የሚያጣው አንዳችም የግለሰብ መብት የለም፣ አይኖርምም። የብሔሮችን የቡድን መብት አለመጠቀም ይችላል። ለምሳሌ የቋንቋ፥ የባህል፥ የራስን ዕድል በራስ መወሰን መብትን ካልፈለገ አለመጠቀም መብቱ ነው። ይህንን አለመፈለጉንም፣ ድምፅ በሚሰጥበት ጊዜ በድምፁ የመግለፅ ሙሉ መብት አለው። ይኸም ግላዊ የራስን እድል በራስ የመወሰን መብትን (individual self-determination) ማስከበሪያ መንገድ ነው።

3. ብሔር ብሔረሰቦችና ሕዝቦች የሉዓላዊነት ሥልጣን አላቸው (ቁ 8)። ይኼ ማለት፥

ሀ) በራሳቸው ገዳይ ላይ የመጨረሻ የመወሰን ሥልጣን የራሳቸው ነው ፤

ለ) ሌላ ማንም ኅይል በእነርሱ ጉዳይ ላይ አይወስንም (እነርሱ exclusive jurisdiction አላቸው) ማለት ነው።

ከዚህ ባሻገር እንደሉዓላዊነታቸው መጠን ከሌሎች የአገሪቱ ብሔሮች ጋር የአገረ-መንግሥቱ አቋቋሚና መስራች (co-founding) አእማድ (pillars) ናቸው ማለት ነው። የአገረ-መንግሥቱ ሉዓላዊ ሥልጣን ማህደር (local repositories) ናቸው ማለት ነው። ይህም በመሆኑ ሁሉም ቡድኖች በእኩል ደረጃ የሚገለፅ የአገረ-መንግሥቱ ባለቤትነት መብት (co-equal ownership of the state) አላቸው ማለት ነው።

ነገር ግን ይህ ስለሆነ በዴሞክራሲያዊ ሥርዓት ውስጥ ሊኖር የሚገባው የግለሰቦች መንግሥታቸውን የማቆም፥ የመምራት፥ የመቆጣጠርና ሲበድላቸውም የማፍረስ ሥልጣን የላቸውም ማለት አይደለም።

ግለሰቦች በድምፃቸው (በምርጫ ጊዜም ይሁን በሬፈሬንደም ወቅት) ይህንን ግላዊ የሆነ የመጨረሻ ውሳኔ ሰጭነት ሥልጣን (sovereignty) ይጠቀማሉ። ይኼም፣ ግለሰቦች እንደ ዜጎች ያላቸውን ‘ግለሰባዊ ሉዓላዊነት’ እና ከዚህ የመነጨ የአገር ባለቤትነት መብት ያሳያል፤ ያረጋግጣል።

አንድ ሰው በድምፁ መንግሥትን መርጦ ከማቆም፣ ሲጠላውም ከመሻር የበለጠ ምን ዓይነት የሉዓላዊነት ሥልጣን እንዲኖረው ነው የሚፈለገው? ከዚህ ውጭ የሆነ ብሔር ዘለል ብሔርተኝነትስ (civic nationalism) ምን ዓይነት ነው? ይዘቱስ ምንድነው?

የእነዚህ ፖለቲከኞችና የፖለቲካ ተንታኞች ‘civic nationalism’፣ ይዘቱ civic nationalism ሳይሆን የቡድን መብቶችን ለመካድ፣ ቢቻል ደግሞ ለመሻር ከመፈለግ የመነጨ፣ ጉዳዩን የማድበስበስና የማምታታት ንግግር ነው። በተለይ ስለፊንፊኔ ባለቤትነት ጉዳይ በሰፋሪ ልሂቃን ሲቀነቀን፣ ዓላማው የኦሮሞን የባለቤትነት ጥያቄ ለመካድ የሚደረግ የብልጣብልጦች ዘመናዊ ተረት መሆኑን ልብ ይሏል።

Oromo nationalists have vision not only for those who are under the Ethiopian empire but also for unity of all African peoples July 23, 2018

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Oromo nationalists have vision not only for those who are under the Ethiopian empire but also for unity of all African peoples


Obbo Ibsaa Gutamaa


Remnants of old Nafxanyaa system are taking Habashaa people as idiots when they presented crime committed somewhere in Africa as if Oromo were massacring their compatriots. But the people have shown them wisdom and forced them to apologize. These Nafxanyaa system hopefuls are running around spreading rabies to contaminate people to people relations. Therefore, it is advised to distinguish those from the true Habashaa folks. Oromo enemies also try to present Oromo liberation movement as if it does not have vision for other nations and nationalities after destruction of the Imperial Nafxanyaa system. Priority for the liberation movement is set as independence of the Oromo nation. But the vanguard of Oromo liberation movement had a proviso starting from its initial program; “It will work to bring about where possible political union with other nations on the basis of equality, respect for mutual interests and the principle of voluntary association.” Oromo, starting from their name are visionary people. Oromo means “People” or Orma. They believe that humanity is one, but each people is created with own culture and language and given a definite territory and natural wealth. However, those unsatisfied with their own nature want to change that natural order. That is how colonization (maaqnat) of Oromiyaa and other neighboring independent countries occurred. It was with heavy guns against spears, arrows and clubs that the Habashaa led force subdued nations found to the south of their kingdom. Those soldiers that wielded guns at that time were called “Nafxanyaa” irrespective of their national origin. “Nafxi” literally means ammunition; Nafxanyaa thus means man of ammunitions. Though it does not mean Amaaraa, Amaaraa and Tigraaway were the majority fighters and leaders of the colonial force. Nafxanyism is a system then established over Oromiyaa and others. There are their remnants that have still nostalgia for that system and remain problems to people to people relations. In a simple language the essence of Oromo revolution is no outside force will be ruler over them without their expressed will. Oromiyaa will not be the first country in which aliens live among natives. Let alone after declaration of human rights on international level, Oromo had lived respecting them before that from time immemorial with guidance of their Gadaa politico-social system. Law had been supreme for all times in Oromiyaa. Be the Oromo or non-Oromo everybody is expected to live by the constitution and laws of that nation. Be it what or where alien that came by force or guests will never be allowed to curve out an island in Oromiyaa for their own. Oromo nationalists have vision not only for those who are under the Ethiopian empire but also for unity of all African peoples. Founders of the OLF were youth under the spell of Pan-Africanists like W. E. Dubois, Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah and others. Though Ethiopian governments well know that the Oromo question is the greatest of problems in maintaining their empire are afraid to address it. All of them have Nafxanyaa mentality of dominating other nations by force without their consent for glory and exclusive benefits from resources of their colonies. The “Qeerroo/Qeerrantii movement” is a continuation of more than hundred years of struggle against this. Oromo and all oppressed struggle shall continue until their sovereign right over their land and resources is recognized. Dr, Abiy is the leader of the reformist faction of EPRDF. There are organization rules against which he rebelled but there are also those that he has to retain to be legitimate. For this reason, he is still the leader of the ruling Ethiopian party. The office he occupies is the same old Ethiopian office and demands from him to maintain the dominant position of Ethiopia over Oromiyaa and all other colonies. That is what he has asserted over and over. Therefore, considering his government as an Oromo one is a failure of understanding relations of the very building blocks of EPRDF and Ethiopianism. Anyways he could be good for Ethiopia and the world if he could maintain supremacy of the law. That will also be good for Oromo for it will enable peacefully presenting their case. Oromo revolutionaries will not be distracted by Nafxanyaa hopefuls trying to smear Oromo name with fake demonstration; or be it when Oromo people are being massacred in all corners and their efforts to silence Oromo artist at such a time when the Doctor is calling for peace, love and “maddamar”. Let it be known that Oromo will no more remain subservient to alien rule. Oromo youth has shown them that they are not afraid of death when it comes to their right and the potentials they have to stop any aggressor. Oromiyaan haa jiraattu!



Harcaatuun sirna Nafxanyaa durii ummata Habashaa akka raatuutt fudhachuun yakka biyya Afrikaa tokkott tolfame akka waan Oromoon lammii saanii fixeett agarsiiste. Garuu umatni gamnummaa agarsiisuun akka dhiifamaa gaafatan isaan dirqeee jira. Abdattuun sirna Nafxanyaa kun olii gadi fiigaa nyaanyee facaasuun hariiroo ummataa fi ummata gidduu faaluu yaala jirti. Kanaaf isheef ummata Habashaa dhugaa addaan baasanii ilaaluutu gorfama. Diinoti Oromo kufaatii sirna Imperiyaal Nafxanyaa boodaa, sabootaa fi sabaawota empayerittiif sochiin qabsoo bilisummaa Oromo daaya (vision) hin qabu jedhanii dhiheessuu yaalu. Durfannoon sochii bilisummaa, walabummaa saba Oromo akka tahe lafa kaa’amee jira. haa tahu malee kallachi qabsoo Oromoo waan tahuu dandahu akka kaa’ett; “Bakka dandahamett sabaawota biraa waliin tokkumaa malbulchaa, walqixxummaa, fedha waliif kabajaa fi akeeka fedhaan waldaa ummachuun hundaawe irratt hojjeta” jedha. Oromoon maqaa saanii irra ka’ee ummata daaya qaban tahuun ifaa dha. Oromoo jechuun, ummata/Orma jechuu dha. Ilmaan namaa tokkuma jedhanii amanu. Garuu toko tokoon umataa aadaa fi afaan saa waliin uumamee, daangaa fi qabeenyi uumaa beekamaan kennameefii. Haa tahu malee kanneen uumaa saaniitt hin quufne sirna uumaa jijjiiruu barbaadu. Akkasitt koloneeffamuun Oromiyaa fi biyyoota ollaa walaba turan biro kan tahe. Qawwee gurguddaanitu humni Habashaa fi kan kalchaniif biyyoota walaba, Oromiyaa fi saboota kibba, eeboo, mancaa, xiyyaa fi shimala qofa hidhatan cabsuuf kan bobbahan. Loltooti yeros qawwee qabatanii itt duulan saba kam keessaayyuu haa dhufanii “Nafxanyaa” jedhamu turan. “Nafxii” jechuun rasaasa jechuu dha; kanaaf Nafxanyaa jechuun nama rasaasaa jechuu dha. Amaara jechuu yoo baateyyuu humna koloneeffataa sana keessatt heddumminaa loltummaa fi hogganummaan kan argaman Habashoota turan. Nafxanyumaan egaa, sirna koloneeffataa Oromoo fi kanneen biroo irra buufate. Harcaatuun saanii sirna sana yaadan, kan ummataa fi ummanni akka wal hin agarre rakko uuman jiru. Afaan salphaan, annisaan warraaqsa Oromoo, fedhaan ifsatan malee Oromiyaa irratt alaa dhufee bulchaa tahuu kan dandahu jiraachuu hin qabu jechuu dha. Oromiyaan kan halagooti abbaa biyyootaan walmakanii keessa jiraatan biyya isee jalqabaa miti. Sadarkaa sabgidduutt mirgi ilmaan namaa erga labsamee hafee isaan dura yeroo hin yaadatamneef masaka sirna Gadaa malbulchaaa fi hawaasomaan masakamanii kabajaani jiraatanii turanii. Bara hunda Oromiyaa keessatt seerrii olhaanaa tahee jiraate. Oromoo tahee Oromoomitiin heeraa fi seera sabichaa ulfeessanii jiraachuutu irra eegama. Waan fedhe, bakka fedhe haa tahu halagaa humnaan dhufe haa tahu kan keessummummaan dhufe Oromiyaa keessatt laaqii dhuunffaa Qoree baafachuun gonka hin hayyamamuufii. Sabboonoti Oromoo kanneen empayer jala jiraatan qofaaf utuu hin tahin tokkummaa ummatoota Afrikaaf daaya qabu. Dargaggoon Oromoo ABO bu’uursan kanneen irra marsa Pan Afrikessootaa akka, W. E. Dubois, Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah fi kanneen biroo jala turanii. Mootummaa saanii jiraachisuuf rakkinni guddaan qaban gaaffii Oromoo tahuu beekanuu, mootummooti Itophiyaa fala itt soquu ni sodaatu. Hundi saanii surraa fi bu’aa addatt argatanii jedhanii saboota biraa gad qabanii jiraachisuu kan fedhan sammuu nafxanyummaa kan qabani. Hamma lafa saanii irratt abbaan biyyuumaa saanii beekamutt Oromoo fi ummatooti cunqurfamoo hundi qabsoon saanii hin dhaabbatu. Dr. Abiy hogganaa murna haaromsaa EPRDF keessaati. Danbiileen dhaabaa inni irratt fincile jiru; garuu seerawaa tahuuf kan innii hambifates jiru. Kanaaf inni ammayyuu miseensa gola aangoo irra jirruu Itophiyaatii. Ergasuu, akeeki saa masakaa kan Itophiyaa dullattii, olhantummaa Itophiyaa, Oromiyaa fi fi kanneen biraa hunda irratt jabeessuu dha. Kanaaf motummaa saa akka mootummaa Oromoott fudhachun dhaabaa fi dagalee EPRDF qayyabachuu dadhabuu dha. Kan fedhe tahus olhaantummaa seeraa eegsisuu yoo dandahe Itophiyaaf dansa. Gaaffii saanii karaa nagaa dhiheeffachuu waan dandahaniif Oromofis gaarii dha. Yeroo Doktorichi nagaa, jaalala fi “maddamariif” waamicha godhaa jiru kana dogoggorsituun hedduu dha. Warraaqxoti Oromoo, yaalii abdattuun sirna Nafxanyaa, maqaa Oromoo balleessuun agarsiisa sobaa dhiheessuun; ummati Oromoo golee hallett halagaan itt rorrifamaa jiraachuu haa tahu, ogneessaa Oromoo ukkaamsuu yaaluu saaniitiin dagamanii karaa nagaa irra hin mittiqanii. Oromoon sii’achi hacuuccaa bulcha halagaa jala hin jiraatuu. Dargaggoon Oromoo waan mirga saanii ilaalu irratt soda du’aa akka hin qabnee fi buuba dhaabuuf humna riphaa qaban itt agarsiisanii jiru. Oromiyaan haa jiraattu!

Jirra, Jirtuu?: Hacaaluu Hundeessaa Geerarsa galma barkumeetti. ተወዳጁ ሀጫሉ ሁንዴሳ በድጋሚ ቀውጢ አደረገው The one & only Hacaaluu Hundessaa at Millennium Hall, Finfinnee July 17, 2018

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Geerarsa Haacaaluu


Jirtuu?, Hin Dhagaahamu, hin dhagaahamu jechaa jiru warri
Ameerikaa.
Jirtuu?, Jirtuu?…
Ijoolleen Goojjam Jirtuu?
Goojjam Matakkal Jirtuu?
Ijoolleen Raayyaa Jirtuu?
Raayyaa Raayituu Jirtuu?
Ijoolleen Walloo Jirtuu?
Walloo Kamisee Jirtuu?
Ijoolleen Wallaggaa Jirtuu?
Ijoolleen Arsii Jirtuu?
Ijoolleen Booranaa Jirtuu?
Ijoolleen Tuulamaa Jirtuu?
Ayiiiiiiiiiiiiiii..
Ani Maalan godheree
Maalan gochuu dideree
Manni Keenya holqaare(×)
Tabba Gubbaadha malee(×2)
Oromoon Biyya Diigaaree
Biyya Ijaara Malee(×2)
Ya Ijoollee Biyya kootii(×2)
Hundumtuun Haadhoo Kooti(×2)
Hangariin Garaa siree
Nooraan garaa dhidheessaa
An Yooman garaa hiree
An Haacaaluu Hundeessaa
Nan Joore Nan Joorekaa
Foon maddii na qoorekaa
Ya ijoollee biyya kootii(×2)
Hundumtun haadhoo kooti(×2)
Qamalee koo Qamalittii(×2)
Yaa Ishee goongoorra utaaltu
Arbi ciinjiijjiitti dhale
Akkamiin rafnee bulla
Fuulduraan otoo eegnuu
Diinni boroodhaan gale
Akkamiin Rafnee Bulla
Nuti Jaalala jenna
Diinni Ammas nuun ciisne
Kunoo mi’eessoon galee
Rasaasaan nu waxalee
Akkamiin rafnee bulla
Diinni silaa nuun ciisne
Kunoo cinaaksan gale
Rasaasaan nu waxalee
Nurraa Dhowwi ya Lammaa
Nurraa Dhowwi ya Abiyyii
Nurraa Dhowwaa yaa biyyaa
Yookaan qeerroottan iyyaa…
Gaarri shiraan tuulame
Biiftuu Baatu Dhoksaaree
Kan Du’e Seenaatti Hafe
Kan lufe silaa lufe
Kan dhufes dhiigaan dhufe
Dhiigni qeerroo inni jige
Itiyoophiyaa jigde kaasekaa
Dhiigni qeerroo inni jige
Itiyoo_eertiraa walitti araarsekaa
Nan sobee…Nan Sobee…Nan Sobee
Nan Sobee Ijoollee Oromoo
Nan Sobee Ijoollee Biyyakoo
Galma Dhugaa Ijaaruuf
Galma Sobaa Raasekaa
Galma Dhugaas Lafeedhaan
Ni Ijaarranna Boru
Galma Dhugaas Jaalalaan
Ni Ijaarranna Boruu
Otuma Moortuun Moortuu
Ni Hora Abbaan Horuu
Otoo Addageen Moortuu
Ni Hora Abbaan Horuu
Ni Hora Abbaan Horu
Ni Hora Abbaan Horuuu.

Dumesaaye caamaaree? Caamus hongee taharee?
Namni ibidda beeku daara argee nahaaree?
Bakka ajaan bay’atu bakka tortooraf raqaa
Allaattif saree malee kan biraa maltuu dhaqa?
Daandii dheera na hafe kan fuldura koo ta’uu
Booddetti garagalee bookef tafkii hin lakkawu
Lubbuu biliqa baatuf maafan gola nanna’aa
Saba koof falmee du’een #Taaddasa_birru ta’aa
Saba koof falmee du’een #Waaqoo_Guutuu koo ta’aa
Biyya koof falmee du’een #Oliqaa_Dingil ta’aa
Saba koof falmee du’een #Balay_Zalaqaa_Qilxuu ta’aa
Biyya koof falmee du’een #Abdisaa_Aagaa ta’aa
Saba koof falmee du’een #Bakar_Waare koo ta’aa
Saba koof falmee du’een #Lagasaa_Wagii ta’aa.

Harreen diidoo itti duulteef haroo dhugaa gogsaare
Gaarri shiraan tuulame biiftuu baatu dhoksaare
Kan du’ee seenatti hafe
kan lufe sila lufe
kan dhufes dhiigan dhufee.

Dhiigni qeerroo inni jige itiyoophiyaa jigde kaase kaa
Dhiigni qeerroo inni jige itiyoo-ertiraa walitti araarsee kaa!

Nansobee? Nansobe?
Nansobee ijoollee oromoo?
Nansobee ijoollee biyyaa koo?


The Guardian (The Observer): Ethiopia hails its charismatic young leader as a peacemaker July 15, 2018

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Ethiopia hails its charismatic young leader as a peacemaker

Abiy Ahmed is being compared with Mandela and Gorbachev. Can he help transform a region beset by war, tyranny and poverty?
Dancers welcome Eritrea’s leader, Isaias Afwerki, to Addis Ababa.
 Dancers welcome Eritrea’s leader, Isaias Afwerki, to Addis Ababa. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

The flags of the two nations flew bright and sharp. The two leaders waved at the happy crowds. The formal meetings overran, amid ostentatious displays of bonhomie. Even the hatchet-faced security officials appeared relaxed.

The meeting of Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s 41-year-old prime minister, and Isaias Afwerki, the 71-year-old president of Eritrea, in Addis Ababa on Saturday left seasoned Africa observers gasping for breath.

“The pace of this is simply astounding,” said Omar S Mahmood, of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies in Ethiopia’s booming capital.

The meeting between Abiy and Isaias concluded an intense bout of diplomacy that appears to have ended one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. “Words cannot express the joy we are feeling now,” Isaias said, as he had lunch with Abiy. “We are one people. Whoever forgets that does not understand our situation.”

Many Ethiopians expressed their exhilaration on social media. “The events of these past … days between Ethiopia and Eritrea are like the fall of the Berlin Wall. Only amplified 1,000 times,” Samson Haileyesus wrote on Facebook. The reaction in Eritrea has been equally ecstatic.

Analysts say such hyperbole may be justified. The bid for peace with Eritrea is just the latest in a series of efforts that may bring revolutionary reform to Africa’s second most populous nation, transform a region and ​​​send shockwaves from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope.

Since coming to power in April, Abiy has electrified Ethiopia with his informal style, charisma and energy, earning comparisons with Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev. He has reshuffled his cabinet, fired a series of controversial and hitherto untouchable civil servants, including the head of Ethiopia’s prison service, lifted bans on websites and other media, freed thousands of political prisoners, ordered the partial privatisation of massive state-owned companies, ended a state of emergency imposed to quell widespread unrest and removed three opposition groups from a list of “terrorist” organisations.

Nic Cheeseman, an expert in African politics at Birmingham University, said Abiy’s extraordinary campaign ​was a test of the argument that only repressive government can guarantee the levels of ​development so desperately needed across Africa​.

Despite an International Monetary Fund forecast predicting that Ethiopia, which has relied on a centralised economic model and political repression​ for decades, would be the fastest-growing economy in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, even the officially sanctioned press has admitted the country’s serious difficulties.

Isaias, centre left, and Ethiopia’s president, Abiy Ahmed, centre, greet each other at the airport.
 Isaias, centre left, and Ethiopia’s president, Abiy Ahmed, centre, greet each other at the airport. Photograph: Mulugeta Ayene/AP

There is a shortage of foreign currency, growing inequality, a lack of jobs for a huge number of graduates, environmental damage, ethnic tensions and deep hunger for change.

Different interest groups have come together in recent years to constitute a powerful groundswell of discontent, with widespread anti-government protests led by young people. At least 70% of the population is below the age of 30.

“Ethiopia was on the edge of the abyss. They have realised they cannot continue in the same old way. Only an advanced democratic system would prevent the country coming to pieces and a disaster that Africa has never seen before,” said Andargachew Tsege, a British citizen unexpectedly pardoned in May after four years on death row on terrorism charges. Abiy invited Tsege, who was abducted by Ethiopian security services four years ago, to a meeting two days after his release.​ They spoke for 90 minutes​.

​No one claims that Isaias, the “hard and rigid” ruler of Eritrea since 1991, ​has much in the way of new ideas. A nation of about 5.1 million people, Eritrea is the only African country where elections are not held. As many as 5,000 Eritreans flee their country every month, notably to avoid indefinite military conscription. Many head to Europe. The economy ​has flatlined for decades​. The UN has accused the regime of crimes against humanity.

“The entire history of [Isaias] is as a ruthless Marxist-Leninist … Enemies were shot and killed. Economically, his position has always been: we are completely self-reliant. Is this guy going to become a happy-clappy liberal? It ​is possible he wants to be Eritrea’s Mandela but ​seems unlikely,” said Martin Plaut, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London.

Once a province of Ethiopia that comprised its entire coastline on the Red Sea, Eritrea voted to leave in 1993 after a decades-long, bloody struggle.

The thaw began last month when Abiy said he would abide by a UN-backed ruling and hand back to Eritrea disputed territory. Analysts say conflicts across the region fuelled by the rift are now likely to die down.

For the moment Abiy’s ​reforms have popular support, and the crucial backing of much of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, the rebel coalition that came to power in 1991.

But there is resistance. Last month, a grenade was thrown at a rally organised to showcase support for the reforms in Addis Ababa’s vast Meskel Square. Two died. “Love always wins … To those who tried to divide us, I want to tell you that you have not succeeded,” Abiy said after the attack.

​Much depends on the determination of the Ethiopian leader. ​ Seen as a relative outsider before being picked for the top job by the EPRDF council​, Abiy is the first leader from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic community, the Oromo, who have complained for decades of economic, cultural and political marginalisation. The EPRDF is split by battles between four ethnically based parties as well as fierce competition between institutions and individuals.

Born in western Ethiopia, Abiy joined the resistance against the regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam as a teenager before enlisting in the armed forces. After a stint running Ethiopia’s cyberintelligence service, he entered politics eight years ago and rose rapidly up the ranks of the Oromo faction of the EPRDF, which has historically been at odds with the Tigrayans, who compose only 6% of the total population but have long had disproportionate political and commercial influence.​ In a major break with precedent, Abiy has been pictured with his wife and daughters, whom he has publicly thanked for their support.

As Abiy’s reforms gather momentum, the risks rise too. “Democracy can be achieved through benevolent leadership, but it can only be consolidated through democratic institutions. What we are seeing now is more of a personality-cult kind of movement,” said Mekonnen Mengesha, a lecturer at Wolkite University.

​Like other African countries– such as Kenya and Zimbabwe just over a decade ago​ – ​Ethiopia has seen previous efforts to reform its closed, autocratic system​ that have not ended happily.

“It’s really exciting and great news, but Abiy has not done anything that really threatens the regime​,” said Cheeseman​. ​“And​ until a government is actually faced with losing power you don’t know what will happen.”


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New PM has electrified country with his informal style, charisma and energy

Abiy Ahmed attends a rally during his visit to Ambo in the Oromiya region, Ethiopia
 Abiy Ahmed: ‘To those who tried to divide us, I want to tell you that you have not succeeded.’ Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, has accelerated a radical reform programme that is overturning politics in the vast, strategically significant African country.

Since coming to power as prime minister in April, Abiy has electrified Ethiopia with his informal style, charisma and energy, earning comparisons to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev.

The 42-year-old – who took power following the surprise resignation of his predecessor, Haile Mmariam Dessalegn – has so far reshuffled his cabinet, fired a series of controversial and hitherto untouchable civil servants, reached out to hostile neighbours and rivals, lifted bans on websites and other media, freed thousands of political prisoners, ordered the partial privatisation of massive state-owned companies and ended a state of emergency imposed to quell widespread unrest.

In recent days, Abiy fired the head of Ethiopia’s prison service after repeated allegations of widespread torture, and removed three opposition groups from its lists of “terrorist” organisations.

On Sunday, the former soldier met president Isaiah Afwerki of Eritrea in a bid to end one of Africa’s longest running conflicts. The two men hugged and laughed in scenes unthinkable just months ago.

“You don’t want to exaggerate but for Ethiopia, a country where everything has been done in a very prescriptive, slow and managed way, these changes are unprecedented,” said Ahmed Soliman, an expert in East African politics at London’s Chatham House. “His main task is to satisfy all expectations of all groups in a huge and diverse country. That’s impossible but he’s trying to do so with some gusto.”

The Addis Ababa-based Reporter described “the spectre of catastrophe hanging over Ethiopia” and called on the new prime minister to pull the nation “back from the brink”.

Ethiopia is facing a critical shortage of foreign currency, only temporarily solved by an infusion of cash from the United Arab Emirates. There is growing inequality, a shortage of jobs for a huge number of graduates, significant environmental damage, ethnic tensions and a hunger for change.

Different interest groups have come together in recent years to constitute a powerful groundswell of discontent, with widespread anti-government protests led by young people. At least 70% of the population is below the age of 30.

“The youth [are] the active force behind the country’s growth. Now there must be a new model to make Ethiopia progress economically by creating more job opportunities for the youth while respecting political and civil rights,” said Befeqadu Hailu, a 37-year-old blogger jailed repeatedly for his pro-democracy writings.

Abiy has apologised for previous abuses and promised an end to the harassment.

“I have always lived in fear but I feel less threatened when I write than I did before,” Hailu said. “It’s not only his word … the moment he spoke those words the security personnel down to the local levels have changed.”

But not all back Abiy’s efforts. Last month, a grenade was thrown at a rally organised to showcase popular support for the reforms in Addis Ababa’s vast Meskel Square, where many among the tens of thousands supporters wore clothes displaying the new prime minister’s image and carried signs saying “one love, one Ethiopia”. Two people died and more than 150 were injured in the blast and the stampede that followed.

“Love always wins. Killing others is a defeat. To those who tried to divide us, I want to tell you that you have not succeeded,” Abiy said in an address shortly after the attack.

Officials said there had been other efforts to disrupt the rally, including a power outage and a partial shutdown of the phone network. At least 30 civilians and nine police officers were arrested.

Since Abiy took power, there have been “organised attempts to cause economic harm, create inflation[ary] flare-up and disrupt the service delivery of public enterprises”, state media said.

One possible culprit could be a hardline element within Ethiopia’s powerful security services – Abiy has replaced military heads with civilians and admitted past human rights abuses. Another could be a faction opposed to the effort to find peace with Eritrea.

Strafor, a US-based consultancy, said the perpetrators of the “amateurish” attack were more likely to be from one of Ethiopia’s restive regions.

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the rebel coalition that ousted the Derg military regime in 1991, is split by factional battles between four ethnically based parties as well as fierce competition between institutions and individuals.

Tigrayans, an ethnic community centred in the north of Ethiopia, make up about 6% of the population but are generally considered to dominate the political and business elite.

Abiy was seen as a relative political outsider before being picked for the top job by the EPRDF council. He is the first leader from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic community, the Oromo, who have complained for decades of economic, cultural and political marginalisation.

Born in western Ethiopia, Abiy joined the resistance against the regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam as a teenager before enlisting in the armed forces, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He has a doctorate in peace and security studies. After a stint running Ethiopia’s cyberintelligence service, he entered politics eight years ago and rose rapidly up the ranks of the Oromo faction of the EPRDF, which has historically been at odds with the Tigrayans.

Analysts say Abiy’s mixed Christian and Muslim background, and fluency in three of the country’s main languages allow the new leader to bridge communal and sectarian divides. He has also reached out to women, making an unprecedented mention of his wife and mother in his acceptance speech.

One personal acquaintance described the new prime minister as “always looking ahead for the future”.

“He is also a good listener but with a bit of headstrong attitude towards people who don’t deliver,” said Yosef Tiruneh, a communications specialist who worked under Abiy at the science and technology ministry.

Tiruneh, said shelves of books on religion, philosophy and science filled Abiy’s office. “He is physically active and very well organised … He did not have a secretary because he wanted his office to be accessible. His office door was literally never closed.”

Andargachew Tsege, a British citizen unexpectedly pardoned in May after four years on death row on alleged terrorism charges, said Abiy was “very intelligent and a quick learner” who was committed to democratisation.

“Abiy invited me to meet him two days after my release. We spoke for 90 minutes and a lot of issues were discussed. It was a meeting of minds. This guy means business,” Tsege, who was abducted by Ethiopian security services while in transit in Yemen four years ago, said.

But some point out that the autocratic nature of decision-making in Ethiopia has yet to change, even if Abiy is using his new powers to reform.

“The country is still being led by one person and his cabinet,” said Tigist Mengistu, an executive in Addis Ababa. “Sadly we have been there for 27 years and we want that to change. It is bad for a country as diverse as Ethiopia,” she said.

Additional reporting by Hadra Ahmed in Addis Ababa


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