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Oromia: #OromoProtests in Naqamtee (Nekemte) city amid state of emergency, chanted “down down TPLF”.  Dhaloota garaan fincile sossobbaan hin dhaabu February 27, 2018

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Picture from the protest scene in Nekemt. Source : ESAT

borkena.com, February 26, 2018


As the state of emergency (SoE) which was decreed a day after Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation enters its eleventh day today, residents of Nekemte took to the street en masse to oppose government’s move to restrict freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

No details are available so far regarding casualty so far. However, an intense gunshot is heard in un Unverified video footage shared on social media.

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Protestors demanded the withdrawal of federal security forces from the region and chanted “Down, down Woyane”, “Down, down TPLF” which is a call for an end to the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front Government, as many Ethiopians in the opposition call it.

Pictures shared on social media from citizen activists show roads closed with big rocks and tire burning.

A reception program for released Oromo Federalist Congress leaders including Merera Gudina was organized in the city’s stadium. However, it was canceled after federal security forces detained Merera Gudina and his colleagues in Gute town, just twenty kilometers outside of Nekemete. The opposition leaders were forced to return to the capital Addis Ababa.

The Nekemte protest today seem to be triggered by government action over the weekend, according to local media sources who claim to have insider information.

Last week, there was protest a protest in Wolkite town, south-west of Addis Ababa, and federal security forces were deployed to quell it down.

Over the weekend, fans of Bahir Dar City and Dessie city soccer teams chanted anti-government slogans specifically targeting TPLF.

SoE banned freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, among other things. Activists and politicians alike were warning the government that SoE would rather accentuate the crisis in the country.

One of the protestant churches in Ethiopia,Mekane Eyesus, issued a statement over the weekend calling for the government to repeal the SoE decree.

Last week, the United States embassy in Addis Ababa issued a statement to express “strong” disagreement with the SoE. The European Union on its part advised to make the SoE brief and focus on dialogue with stakeholders.

Theoretically, the SoE was supposed to be approved by the parliament before its implementation. However, the government has bypassed that part of the procedure claiming that it is unable to maintain order and “rule of law” through the regular law enforcement procedures. Today, the government has called the parliament,which is in recess for one month, for an emergency meeting.

For the opposition, SoE is meant to rescue crumbling TPLF power which has lost legitmacy long time ago.


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Lets recap how things came to this stage in Western Oromia

– Saturday morning Feb 24, Dambi Dollo, a certain young man was announcing a call for religious conference scheduled for the coming week. Agazi soldiers catch the guy and begin beating him. Elders in the area rush to the scene and try to explain to the soldiers. They too got beaten. Crowd began gathering around and soldiers opened fire killing 1 and wounding 8 others.

– Saturday afternoon Feb 24, leaders of Oromo Federalist Congress who were recently released from prison were heading to Nekemte per invitation from local elders. They had been visiting several towns in previous days with no problem. Locals in Nekemte had secured permit from city administration and reserved the stadium. The leaders heading to Nekemte asked high officials in Finfine and have been told there is no problem with their visit. In fact they were provided with police escort. But 5 Km outside Nekemte a convoy of special forces blocked the road and prevented them from proceeding to the city. They forced them to sleep in the wilderness and turned them back to the capital the next day.
– Sunday Feb 25 Morning- When people of Nekemte woke up and began walking to their jobs , they came under attack from federal police and soldiers. They began beating young and old. The city, still angry about unjustified cancellation of the OFC event a day earlier, erupted in protest against the beating on streets. The protest continued till today. At least one person have been killed and over 10 injured.
-Conclusion: The regime purposely instigated the conflict to justify this state state of emergency that is being rejected even by its foreign supporters. If the regime thinks this is the right course, well let it try. But the best thing for all concerned is to cancel the SOE and sit down with opposition to chart transitional government. Any attempt at further crackdown will only speed up its downfall.


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1. OromianEconomist - February 28, 2018
2. OromianEconomist - February 28, 2018

Naqamtee koo biyya mootii
Dhiigni kee kun dhiiga kooti
Eelaa keetiif na dhukkuba
Na waxala – na gugguba!

Yakkaa malee madaa’uun kee
Gad cabdee gadda taa’uun kee
Darbuuf jira seenaa ta’ee
Ni argita aduun ba’ee!
Dukkanaa’us abdii baadhu
Naqamtee koo jajjabaadhu!

3. OromianEconomist - February 28, 2018

Mormii Naqamteetti itti fufeen namni tokko du’ee 19 madaa’an
Sanbata Darbe hooggantoota dhaaba Koongireesii Federaalistii Oromoof simannaan Magaalaa Naqamteetti qophaayee ture humnoota nageenyaan erga Dhorkamee booda Naqamteetti mormii guddaan ka’eera.

Wiixataa fi Kibxata jiraattonni magaalaa Naqamtee fi naannoo ishee daandiiwwan konkolaata cufuun dhoorkamuu sagantaa qophaayeen aarii fi dallansuu isaanii ibsaa turan.

Mormii uummataa dhaabsisuuf ejjennoo humnoonni nageenyaa fudhataniin namni tokko ajjeefamee namoonni 19 ta’an madaawuu Meedikaal Daayireektarri Hospitaala Naqamtee Dr. Dassaaleny Taaddasaa himaniiru.

Dargaggeessi ganna 22 Abbabaa Makonnin rasaasaan iddoo lama rukutamee osoo Hospitaal hin gahiin battalummatti lubbuun isaa akka dabarte, hiriyyaan isaa wayita rukutamu ijaan arge BBCtti himeera.

”Har’a ganama ciree wajjin nyaanna jenne walii bilbillee baane. yeroo baanu waraanni magaala Naqamtee keessatti banamee jira. Makalaakayaan dhukaasa banee mucaa durbaa tokko rukutee ture. Uummannis itti bahee jennaan ituu uummata ari’anii sana keessa mucaan kun dheeraadha qaama qaba ni mul’ata waan ta’eef cinaachasaa rukutanii achummatti du’e,” jechuun Kiibxata galgala reeffa Abbabaa Makonnniin fuudhee gara Najjoo deemaa akka jiran Hiriyaansaa BBCtti himeera.

”Naqamteetti hojii mataa isaa uummatee hojjeta kan jedhu hiriyyaan Ababbaa ”cinaacha isaa fi mataasaa dhahani. battaluma rukutametti lubbuun darbe reeffa fuunee gara Hospitaalaa dhaqnes” jedha.

”Hoospitaalattis warri Makalaakayaa karaa dhaabatanii isa du’es akka hin fuune isa madaayes akka hin waldhaansifne dhorkaa turan” jechuun hiriyyaan Abbabaa himeera.

Meedikaal Daayireektarri Hospitaala Naqamtee Dr. Dassaaleny Taaddasaa ”Abbabaa Mokonnin dargaggeessi jedhamu lapheessaarra rukutamee lubbuun isaa darbe” jedhanii, namoonni rasaasaan dhahaman Wiixata gara Hospitaalaa dhufuu akka eegalan himan.

”Wiixata nama jaha kanneen biroon ammoo Kibxata gara Hoospitaal dhufan. Walummatti 18/19 ni ta’u. Kana keessaa tokko lubbuun darbeera, tokko ammoo rifeerii gooneerra. Rasaasni hiddi dhiigaa fi narviisaa rukuteera kanaaf sarjarii akka dafee argatuuf ergine yoo ture miilli isaa cituu danda’a ” jedhan.

Warri Hospitaalichatti waldhaanamaa jiran biroon haala gaariirra akka jiranis himaniiru.

Image copyrightLAMMII BEENYAA
Goodayyaa suuraa
Mormii magaala Naqamteetti tureen namoonni 19 madawaaniiru
Hooggantoonni KFO maal jedhu?
Labsii yeroo muddamaa mootummaan Itoophiyaa labse sababeefachuun walgahiin kun seeraan ala jedhamuun magaalittii akka hin seenne dhorkamuu dura taa’aan KFO Dr. Mararaa Guddinaa BBC tti himaniiru.

”Walgahii hayyamame akka ta’e nutti himameeti kan nuti deemne. kanaaf ammoo poolisiin Wallaggaa Shawaatti dhufee nu simatee nuun dabaalee deemaa ture ragaadha” jedhan.

”Ambootti Namoonnii miiliyoona lamatti siiqan bahanii osoo dhagaanillee hin darbatamiin nagaan akka xumurame, nutis qaama nagaa malee kan jeequmsaa akka hin taane uummannis ni beeka. Nuti madda jeequmsaa akka hin taane mootummaafis ifa dha” jedhan Dr. Mararaan waayee ibsa Seekireeteriyaatiin Koomaand postii kaleessa kenne ilaalchisee yaada kennaniin.

Dhaabni isaanii qabsoo seeraa fi naga qabeessa akka gaggeessus himaniiru.

” Qabsoo seera qabeessadha qabsoon keenya. kanuma itti fufuu malee nuti gara hookkaraa fi daandii birootti hin deemnu. Hin barbaannu . Garasitti akka deemamus dhiibbaa uumaa hin jirru” jedhan.

Gara fuula duraatti mootummaan yoo walgahiif hayyama kenne ykn uummanni hayyamsiifate uummata waliin waltajjii akka qopheessanis himaniiru.https://www.bbc.com/afaanoromoo/oduu-43222135?SThisFB

4. OromianEconomist - February 28, 2018

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