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OCHA: Regional Outlook for the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region: Recommendations for Humanitarian Action and Resilience Response – October to December 2016 October 27, 2016

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Due to the convergence of climatic, conflict, and economic shocks, the number of food insecure people in the region facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC 3 and 4) levels, has doubled in the last 12 months from 11.0 million in September 2015 to 23.4 million people today. The worst affected countries are Ethiopia (9.7 million people), South Sudan (4.79 million people), and Sudan (4.42 million people).

In Ethiopia, anti-government protests by the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups continued with reports of casualties among protesters and security forces. OHCHR has called upon the Ethiopian government to permit the deployment of independent observers into the country to access the human rights situation.

 

Drought exacerbated by El Niño, combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks and the disruption of basic public services, continue to have a negative impact on the lives and livelihoods of 9.7 million Ethiopians. Overall food security and agricultural production remain severely affected, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors.

Number of children reached by nutrition screening dropped in Amhara and Oromia

The number of children reached by nutrition screening reduced significantly since July in Amhara and Oromia, coinciding with the increased unrest in the two regions. The drop was most significant in Oromia, where the number of children screened went down from an average of 3 million between January and June to 2.1 million in August. In Amhara screenings reduced from an average of 920,000 in the first half of the year to some 380,000 in August. In contrast, the Afar region has maintained an 80 per cent screening coverage on a monthly basis, according to the Nutrition Cluster. read-more-at-humanitarian_bulletin_24_october_2016

Internally displaced persons in Babile and Kubi need urgent humanitarian assistance

Some 5,100 internally displaced families in Babile and Kubi woredas of the Somali region need urgent humanitarian assistance. According to recent multi-sectoral assessment, priority needs include some 650 metric tons of food per month for the next four months as well as supplementary feeding for children and pregnant and lactating mothers, clean water, and emergency shelter and non-food items. The new displacement is the result of resource-based conflict that started in June-July 2015 in East and West Hararge zones of the Oromia region. The Oromia and Somali region officials are discussing on a possible return of the IDPs to their areas of origin. read-more-at-humanitarian_bulletin_24_october_2016


 

Read more at: OCHA Regional Outlook for the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region: Recommendations for Humanitarian Action and Resilience Response – October to December 2016

It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016

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Oromia: The Huffington Post: Ethiopia Is Brutally Cracking Down On Months Of #OromoProtests January 22, 2016

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Ethiopia Is Brutally Cracking Down On Months Of Protests

Human rights groups say at least 140 people have been killed in protests over a land expansion plan.

January 22, 2016

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A protest outside the United Nations in New York City. Human Rights Watch claims the Ethiopian government has killed over 140 protesters in demonstrations over the Addis Abba expansion plan.

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In Ethiopia, 2016 is off to a violent start. Authorities in the East African nation have killed at least 140 people in a brutal crackdown on protests over the last two-and-a-half months, according to human rights groups, amounting to the worst ethnic violence in years.

The violence has brought renewed attention to the struggle over land rights and political tensions in the country and it has highlighted rights abuses in a nation deemed an important U.S. ally in the fight against terror.

Anger Mounts In Oromia In The Fall Of 2015.

In November 2015, discontent intensified in Ethiopia’s Oromia region over a government plan to expand the borders of the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, into the surrounding rural areas.

Protesters marched to voice their opposition, fearing that the state’s Addis Ababa Integrated Development Master Plan, as the proposal is called, would seize land from the Oromia region’s marginalized Oromo ethnic group, which makes up around 35 percent of Ethiopia’s population. The area of Oromia that the city seeks to incorporate is already home to two million people, according to Human Rights Watch.

The protesters’ fears were informed by years of deep discontent with the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front. Though the nation’s capital of Addis Ababa is surrounded by the ethnic Oromia region, the city was established by the Amhara people, The Washington Post notes. As the city expanded, there have been clashes over forcible evictions, as well as ethnic and linguistic identity. Furthermore, the authoritarian government has a history of attempting to stamp out dissent, especially among ethnic groups it views as being in opposition to its ruling coalition.

Over 5,000 Oromos have been arrested on charges relating to protests and dissent in the past five years, according to an Amnesty International report. Oromos who were detained were sometimes subject to horrific abuse, including rape, torture and beatings.

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A map of Ethiopia, which shows the capital of Addis Ababa. The Oromia region makes up two-thirds of the country, and surrounds the capital.

Security Forces Respond Forcefully

Demonstrations spread throughout the Oromia region over the course of November, as groups including farmers and students rallied against the government.

Ethiopian authorities responded to the largely peaceful protests with force, seeking to quash the growing dissent. Police used live ammunition to disperse protesters at rallies, activists and rights groups say, killing dozens of people in separate incidents in the areas around Addis Ababa.

As the unrest continued through December, rights groups also reported widespread arrests, beatings and torture at the hands of security services. Even senior members of opposition parties, including Bekele Gerba, a prominent member of the Oromo Federalist Congress — the largest Oromo political party — did not escape the crackdown.

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And The Protests Escalate. 

The security forces’ crackdown on demonstrators failed to prevent the protest movement from intensifying — it actually expanded its demands to also call for an end to police brutality. As of the end of December, over 140 people had been killed in the protests, according to Human Rights Watch — and the rising death toll began to attract international criticism.

The United States, which has collaborated with Ethiopia on anti-terror efforts and until last September operated a drone base out of the country, issued a statement of concern and called for the government to allow peaceful protests.

Instead of moving toward reconciliation, however, the government doubled down on its position. Authorities denied protesters’ requests to hold rallies in Addis Ababa and accused the Oromo protesters of committing terrorism in a bid to destabilize the government.

As demonstrations continued, the Ethiopian government finally caved to the months of pressure on Jan. 13, and scrapped its expansion plan.

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What’s Next?

While the protests met their initial goal of stopping the urban expansion, demonstrators have been invigorated by the crackdown and have continued to rally against the government.

“The complaints of the protesters have now expanded to include the killing of peaceful protesters and decades of marginalization,” Human Rights Watch Horn of Africa researcher Felix Horne told The WorldPost over email.

What began as a protest over land rights is now representative of a number of grievances with the government and ruling EPRDF. Ethiopia has seen a period of rapid economic growth in the past 10 years, but its urban and industrial expansion has also resulted in land disputes, corruption and authoritarian crackdowns on opposition groups.

As demonstrators increasingly demand solutions for Ethiopia’s many social and political problems, rights groups worry that the unrest and violence will continue.

“Human Rights Watch continues to receive reports daily about excessive force being used by security forces in Oromia,” Horne said. “The death toll continues to rise and the arrests continue.”

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Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo Waamichaa Birmatnaa Lammuummaa Uummta Oromoo Godinaalee Haraargee fi Akkasumaas Kutaalee Oromiyaa Garaagaraa Keessatti Balaa Beelaaf Saaxilamuun Lubbuun Wareegamaa Jiraniif Bakka Jirruu Hundaa Haa Birmatnu Jedhu Dabarse!! August 20, 2015

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logo-qeerroo-oromiyaa31.jpgMootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee Guddina dinagdee Diijiitii lamaan dabaallee jirraa jedhee utuu olola sobaa ofaa jiruu fi utuu qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo dura dhaabbachuu fi maqaa diasporaa jedhuun olola afaan faajjii gaggeessa jiruu Uummatni Keenyaa Balaa beelaan dararamuun Lubbuun dhibbootaan lakkaa’amu Oromiyaa  godinaalee garaagaraa keessatti galaafatamaa jiraachuun ibsame jira.

Addatti immoo Uummatni keenyaa Godinaalee bahaa Harargee fi Dhihaa Harargee ,Karraayyuu, fi Walloo Kamisee balaa beelaa haala ulfaataa keessatti kufuun jumlaan lubbuun lafarraa dhumaa jiraachuutti gaadda guddaatu nutti dhagaa’ame jira. Uummaata qofaa utuu hin ta’iin beeladni kumootaan lakkaa’aman illee balaa beelaan lafarraa barbadeeffamaa jiru,  Ergaa balaan beelaa kun qabatamaan Godinaalee Harargee Lixaa fi Bahaa keessatti babaldhachuu eegalee ji’oota  sadii ol kan lakkoofsisee yoo ta’uu hangaa ammaatti qaamni mootuummaa abbaa Irree EPRDF/TPLF/OPDOs  ta’ee NGO addaa addaa illee birmannaa gochuu fi hanqachuun hedduu gaddisiisaa fi uummatichi mootummaa wabii isaaf dhaabbatu dhabuu irraa kan maddee ta’uun ifaadha. Dhabbooleen gargaarsaa akka uummata keenyaaf hin birmanneef mootummaan wayyaanee maqaa ‘’Guddina dinagdee biyyatti haala saffisiisaa ta’een dabalaa jirra, biyyattiin midhaan nyaataan of dandeesseetti jedheef dhaabbileen gargaarsaa Idil-Aaddunyaa uummata keenya cina dhaabbachuu irraa akka of qusachaa jiran hubatama jira.  Yeroo ammaa kanatti Wayitaa Uummatni Oromoo Harargee bahaa fi Lixaa, karrayyuu,Walloo Kamisee fi Oromiyaa bakkoota garaagaraa  balaa beelaan akka baalaa harcaafamaa jirutti Mootummaan Abbaa Irree Wayyaanee EPRDF/TPLF/OPDOn gurraa cuqqaallachuun Diasporaa dabbaalloota wayyaanee Waliin cidha qopheeffachuun Magaalaa finfinnee keessaa sirbaa jiraachuu fi bashannaanaa jiraachuutu muldhatee jira. 

Uummata Keenyaa haala rakkisaa keessatti kufee du’a eeggachaa jiruuf Uummatni Oromoo biyyaa keessaa fi Alaa yoo hin iyyaatiin uummatni keenyaa abdii dhabee balaa beelaan lafarraa barbadeeffamaa jira, haala gaddisiisaa kana hubachuun Uummatni Oromoo Qabsaa’otni oromoo, Jaarmiyaaleen Siyaasaa Oromoo fi beektootni Oromoo uummataa keenyaa balaa beelaan lafarraa dhumaa jiruuf dhaabbilee Mirga namoommaa Addunyaa, dhaabbataa Fannoo Diimaa Addunyaa fi jaarmiyaalee gargaarsa addunyaatti akka iyyannuuf  Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo waamichaa guddaa dabarsee jira.

                            Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof!!

                             Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati!

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UNPO: Cartoon Democracy – Authoritarian Rule and Elections in Ethiopia. #Africa. #Oromia April 27, 2015

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OROMO LIBERATION FRONT (OLF) AND OTHER PROMINENT OPPOSITION POLITICAL GROUPS AND SOME CIVIC SOCITIES OF ETHIOPIA HELD A CONFERNCE IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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On 23 of April 2015, a high level conference entitled ‘Cartoon Democracy – Authoritarian Rule and Elections in Ethiopia’ was held in European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium. The conference was organised by some members of European Parliament from different Party Groups and member states and UNPO. The conference was unique in a sense it is standing against the established mind set-ups and traditional working system of politics in the Ethiopia Empire. It managed to assemble a diversified gathering that includes various opposition leaders, journalists, international experts, politicians and human rights advocators. The conference was aimed at consulting and coordinating various voices on the ever worsening political landscape in Ethiopia.

This Conference which was held a week after the US official Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman praised Ethiopia as a democracy, suggesting Ethiopia made great strides toward an open and inclusive electoral process. Despite the US official already endorsed the outcome of Ethiopia’s traditional National election, on the other side the Atlantic Ocean, the Europeans are showing a firm stand against endorsing Sham and ceremonial election. The keynote speaker of the conference clearly indicated that assisting Authoritarian one party rule might lead the country to formidable civil conflict. The current  prevalent inter- and intra-regional armed conflict, popular uprising, desperate repressive acts of the regime against civilians, rampant corruption, mismanagement, Hunger, population growth, Environmental degradation, displacement of peoples as a result of land grabbing, high rate of the expansion of pandemic diseases, government-instigated ethnic conflicts as an instrument of divide-and-rule, etc. are all indicative for Ethiopian regime’s authoritarian nature and lack of democracy in the country. Read More:-Report of EU conference 23042015 Brussels

United in Opposing Ethiopian Cartoon Democracy: European Parliament Conference Offers Platform for Dialogue ahead of 24 May Election

Overall, there seemed to be a strong agreement among the speakers on two main points: firstly, that any real democratic change and cessation of ongoing human rights abuses in Ethiopia can only be achieved through joint action involving all ethnic and political opposition movements; and secondly, that the EU and other major donors must hold the Ethiopian government accountable for its actions, by conditioning and better overseeing the flow of funds, thus ensuring that foreign aid is not being misused to perpetrate human rights violations and oppress the people it is supposed to serve. Following this successful conference, UNPO, together with its partners, will continue to work towards ensuring the Ethiopian peoples’ voices are better heard on the international stage, and encourage different ethnic and political groups to put their differences aside and work together towards positive change in Ethiopia.

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The Major Challenges of Opposition Parties in Ethiopia and the Case of Leenco Lata’s ODF. #Oromo. #Oromia. #Africa March 28, 2015

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The Major Challenges of Opposition Parties in Ethiopia and the Case of Leenco Lata’s ODF

By Kiya Tesfaye*

Since the adoption of the new Constitution in 1995, Ethiopia has organized 4 elections carried out regularly ever 5 years (in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010); the ruling party, TPLF, claimed victories in all of these elections. Unfortunately, post-election reports always show that none of the elections in Ethiopia has so far been free, fair and democratic.

Through intimidation by local cadres, or by withholding basic government rations from rural and urban poor households, people had been forced to vote for TPLF. Through such controversial elections, TPLF had claimed victories over the majority of the votes. In some places, where the TPLF had been unable to win, stealing the ballot cards had been the case. Election frauds, reactions of the opposition parties to the unfair elections, and anger of the public had been the main reasons to see instabilities, chaos, mass arrests, deaths, harassment and disorders in the aftermaths of election periods. Therefore, due to the undemocratic nature of these elections, dissenting political parties had been unable to win over the dictatorial TPLF regime – which indirectly means that people can’t change their leaders through the ballot box in Ethiopia.

In absence of free and fair election, the election itself can’t be a means to justify the legitimacy of a given government. Thus, the 2015 election will not be different from the past. According to the National Electoral Board, nearly 35 million people had registered to vote, and 60 opposition parties had registered to run for parliamentary polls dated for May 24, 2015.

Having seen the previous elections in Ethiopia, what will we expect from the upcoming 2015 election? I have a firm belief that the upcoming election will not be any different from the previous ones unless otherwise the opposition parties can make miracles helped through the divine power. Given the totalitarian nature of TPLF, no one in Ethiopia votes for the opposition parties to win the election and form a government, but instead people vote for dissenting parties only to have some seats in the TPLF-dominated Parliament.

In meantime, it is important to remind that it is not due to lack of alternative policies that opposition parties fail to win an election in Ethiopia. The major reasons why opposition parties are unable to win elections in Ethiopia are due to the fact that they are mired in multiple challenges, unlike the ruling party. I will briefly discuss these challenges below.

Major Challenges of Opposition Parties in Ethiopia

1. ABSENCE OF FREEDOM OF MEDIA
In the absence of independent media outlets, it is almost impossible to hold free and fair elections. Unfortunately, Ethiopia, under the TPLF government, is not a friendly home for independent media. The government in Ethiopia is best known for its systematic repression of the very few independent media outlets. Especially after the Anti-Terrorist Proclamation of 2009, independent media have been subjected to intimidation, harassment, and in most cases, exile. You can hardly find a single independent, non-state affiliated media outlet in Ethiopia today. The majority of newspapers, and radio and television stations are state controlled or state affiliated. The very few pseudo-independent media, which in some cases are accused of being state-affiliated behind the screen, are also subject to strict procedures of state censorship. The main radio and television stations, which are run by the state, are usually seen broadcasting the propaganda of the TPLF regime and promote government policies; and in contrary, they have no room to broadcast the human rights violations and corruptions of the dictatorial administration of the ruling party.

Since more than 85% of the population in Ethiopia resides in rural areas, radio is the only medium of news, and hence, this gives the ruling party a significant advantage in promoting its policies and preserving itself as the irreplaceable political party by controlling the radio access to the rural population. Journalists of local media outlets, which deviate from state censorship of the government, usually face arrests, harassment, shutdowns and/or exile.

The only media opportunities available for the local opposition parties are Diaspora-based media. Usually, most of these websites are blocked and cannot be accessed in Ethiopia while popular stations like OMN [Oromia Media Network] are jammed by the government in Ethiopia. It is clear that media can have huge impacts to the mind of a society. Due to the fear of the power of media, TPLF has been denying media access to opposition parties, and at the same time, restricting the blossoming of independent media in the country – forcing opposition parties to rely on Diaspora-based media outlets.

The case for Oromo media is even worse. Being the largest nation, Oromo lacks access to media in Afan Oromo, which is the largest language spoken in the Horn of Africa; it is safe to say that there is no single Afan Oromo media outlet in Ethiopia. Due to the fear of the government for independent Oromo media, Oromo political organizations suffer from the absence of freedom of media, more than others.

2. ABSENCE OF A NEUTRAL ELECTORAL BOARD
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, which is theoretically supposed to be an autonomous and independent body, has been accused of being the mouthpiece of the ruling party. The Election Board, which consists of nine individuals strategically nominated by the late Prime Minister, has been the major reason for the lack of fair and free elections in Ethiopia.

Dr. Merga Bekana (Chairman) and Dr. Addisu Gebre-Egziabher (Deputy Chairman) are key figures in the Board that is accused of working for the interest of TPLF. The latter, Dr. Addisu, who is currently working as a Head of a Department in the Ministry of Federal Affairs and a close friend for members of the TPLF Central Committee, is purposely assigned in the Board to protect the interest of TPLF. The Election Board has also been accused of interfering in the internal affairs of opposition parties, and putting complicated procedures and criteria for opposition parties with the goal of expelling them from election runs when found not abiding with these complicated election procedures and criteria.

3. The NON-NEUTRALITY OF THE MILITARY
What has enabled the TPLF regime to brutally rule the country for more than two decades is not its ability to create a robust and democratic political, social and economic environment. The strength of TPLF is its military. The military, which is almost dominated by one nation, the Tigreans, from which the TPLF ruling party officials also come, has been the backbone to the dictatorial regime of TPLF. Basically, a military is responsible to maintain peace, uphold constitutional orders and protect the territorial sovereignty of the country. But, in the case in Ethiopia, the TPLF government has been usually criticized for using the military for spying, intimidating and arresting opposition party individuals. It is not uncommon to hear accusations from dissenting political parties about being spied upon and about their everyday activities being tracked by the military intelligence services, and in some cases, about physical obstacles put on their ways during election campaigns.

THE CASE OF LEENCO LATA’S ODF

Having seen the three major challenges of opposition parties in Ethiopia, ODF [Oromo Democratic Front] will never be an exception to not be mired in these aforementioned challenges, had its move to Ethiopia turned long lasting. ODF’s 24-hour stay in the country, after all, is a witness to what this article wants to address. Members of ODF are prominent politicians with ample experiences in Oromo and Ethiopian politics, and had been pioneers of the Oromo struggle for freedom, and hence, they can have the possibility to make positive impacts on the political atmosphere in Ethiopia. However, that is not what the government in Ethiopia wants at all. Although the government claims to have established a multiparty system to convince donor countries, that remains true only in books; especially, chasing away exiled politicians who had come back home for a peaceful political struggle, has proven the multiparty system in Ethiopia fake and nonexistent.

The above challenges of opposition parties deliver one clear message to outsiders who observe politics in Ethiopia. That is, the totalitarian nature of the TPLF regime. Despite holding regular elections every 5 years – visually appealing rituals for the international community, the TPLF regime wants to rule the country eternally and brutally by using brute-force. Period.

* Kiya Tesfaye is an Oromo activist and lives in Norway; he can be reached at kiyaa28@gmail.com

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Oromo: Ethiopian Government Official Threatens Local Authorities as Clampdown on Activists is Likely to Increase Before the Election in May February 25, 2015

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In a leaked recording, a senior official of the Ethiopian Government, Mr Abay Tsehaye, threatens officials from Oromia regarding a delay in the implementation of the tendentious ’Addis Ababa master plan’. Oromo political and human rights activists fear an increased crackdown on the population, as they believe these threats are part of a wider persecution mainly due to the upcoming national elections, which will take place in May 2015.  http://unpo.org/article/17983

 

Below is an article published by O Pride:

 

The Oromo social media have been buzzing over comments attributed to senior Ethiopian official, Abay Tsehaye. In a leaked audio Tsehaye can be heard threatening officials from the state of Oromia for a delay in implementing the controversial Addis Ababa master plan.

Ethiopia is also gearing up for yet another symbolic election. The two events signal the potential return of crackdown on Oromo leaders and human rights activists.

In recent years the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has adopted a series of draconian legislations to profile and target dissenting Oromos. If EPRDF’s conducts during the past four elections are any guide, the persecution of the Oromo is likely to increase over the next few months ahead of the May [2015] vote.

The Tigrean Liberation Front (TPLF) controlled regime in Ethiopia associates every dissenting Oromo with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). After proscribing the group as a terrorist organization in 2011, authorities have turned to two legal instruments adopted in 2009 to criminalize and eliminate any presumed threat to its reign: the Civil Societies and Charities law and the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

Counterterrorism has been on the international agenda since 1934 when states made a failed attempt to come up with a comprehensive international convention to prevent the rising threat of terrorism.

Most states now agree on the increasing risks of terrorism and the need for collective response. However, given the lack of comprehensive convention or even an agreement on what constitutes terrorism, national counterterrorism efforts have contributed to the worsening of human rights and civil liberties, especially in authoritarian states such as Ethiopia.

In its preamble Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism proclamation states that it aims, inter alia, to enable the country cooperate with other states in the fight against terrorism and to enforce its international obligations. However, the EPRDF made the true purpose of the legislation clear by proscribing major opposition groups as terrorists, thereby systematically reserving legally sanctioned power to relentlessly crackdown on any opposition to its rule.

Article 3 of the law stipulates very broad and vague definitions of terrorism, which has enabled the government to severely restrict human rights in violation of both the country’s constitution and its international treaty obligations. The disproportionate targeting of the Oromo using the counterterrorism legislation has been confirmed by independent investigations by human rights organizations such as the Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The proscription of the OLF as a terrorist organization has made it easier for the TPLF regime to profile and intensify its crackdown on the Oromo.

The Ethiopian Constitution provides for the legitimate exercise of the right to assembly. However, the vague provisions of the anti-terrorism law has given the regime a free reign to link any attempt to advocate for the advancement of Oromo rights as a ‘moral’ support for the OLF. Authorities label any conscious Oromo as having involvement or sympathies for the OLF and hence a terrorist.

Multitudes of Oromo youth, activists and leaders involved with legally recognized political organizations, civil society groups; religious and cultural institutions have been victims of such unfounded association. Even critical members of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) are not immune from this collective persecution.

The anti-terrorism law classifies ‘damage to property’, natural resources, historical or cultural heritages, and interruption or disruption of any public service as acts of terrorism. The legitimate exercise of the right to peaceful assembly could result in a minor breach involving any of these activities effectively enables the TPLF government to classify them as terrorist activities and make a prior restraint to the right to peaceful assembly. These activities could have been governed under ordinary criminal law. One of the main purposes of an anti-terrorism legislation is to tackle serious threats to civilian lives not minor offenses that could be dealt with within the bounds of the existing criminal law.

Over the past half-decade thousands of Oromo students, teachers, business owners and farmers, who took part in peaceful protests, have been charged with under the sweeping legislation. These include those who were detained, tortured or killed last year following Oromia wide protests against Addis Ababa’s master plan, which Tsehaye has vowed to implement with or without regional support.

EPRDF has no tolerance for any dissenting political views but the impact of suppressing Oromo’s freedom of expression is far reaching. The anti-terrorism law provides harsh punishment for ‘publishing or causing the publication of a statement that is likely to be understood by some or all of members of the public to whom it is published as a direct or indirect encouragement for terrorism.’

Such broad definitions have enabled the government to crackdown on Oromo journalists, bloggers and anyone who is critical about its oppressive laws and policies.

Currently, there is no active independent TV, radio, newspaper or magazine in Afaan Oromo inside Ethiopia. The government actively monitors and routinely blocks media outlets based outside the country. Oromo journalists working for state owned media that dare speak out on the interest of the Oromo nation are persecuted or threatened with dismissal. This restriction on freedom of expression has made independent Oromo press non-existent.

In theory, the 1995 Ethiopian constitution provides extensive guarantees for the rights of the Nation, Nationalities and Peoples in Ethiopia. Its preamble commences with the phrase ‘we the nations nationalities and peoples’ asserting the role of the constitution as an expression of their sovereignty and inalienable right to self-determination. The constitution also aims to rectify the oppression perpetrated against minority ethnic groups under previous Ethiopian regimes.

It makes the country’s nations and nationalities the sovereign power holders, entrusts them with the power to interpret the constitution and guarantees their right to self-determination which extends from establishing autonomous regional government to an independent State.

The formation of Oromia state was a vital step toward ending the century old yoke of oppression against the Oromo. The constitution gives Oromos the right to establish an organization, which can advocate for its self-determination. The decision to remain within federal Ethiopia or to form an independent state through a referendum is theirs to make.

The broad and vague provisions of Ethiopia’s terrorism law and its aggressive and discriminate application undermines Oromos right to self-determination, violates the country’s constitution and international treaties ratified by the country. The law has made it impossible for the Oromo to enjoy their right to self-determination in all of its expressions such as celebrations of Oromummaa, Waaqeffannaa, Afaan Oromo and Oromo history without fear of persecution. It is unthinkable to even imagine the establishment of a political organization that openly advocates for the creation of independent Oromia through referendum. All these acts are construed as terrorism and punishable under the anti-terror law.

The 1995 Constitution widely recognizes fundamental human rights for all in accordance with international human rights instruments that Ethiopia has ratified. As the supreme law of the land and its requirement of interpreting these human rights tenets in accordance with international human rights documents ratified by the country places more weight on the document. As such, any law and decisions of state organs that contravenes the constitution is null and void.

This means that the raft of oppressive legislations adopted by EPRDF, including the anti-terrorism proclamation are in clear violation of the constitution and a range of international treaties. This also includes the decision to expand Addis Ababa’s jurisdiction with clear disregard to a series of individual and collective human rights of the Oromo and the constitution’s “special status” clause with respect to Oromia’s rights.

Unfortunately, the 1995 Constitution suffers from various contradictions including some rooted in the document itself. In fact, it is used to create a facade of democracy and cover up EPRDF’s despotic rule. Besides, the constitution entrusts the task of interpreting the law to the House of Federation. The EPRDF dominated House considers the constitution as a political rather than a legal document. These factors made the constitution practically illegitimate outside the governing party. It serves the sole purpose of defending the regime’s transgressions.

Oromo activists should continue to appeal to international organizations and donors to put pressure on the Ethiopian government to respect human rights and monitor their aid disbursements. Yet real solutions to Oromos quest for liberty, equality and justice lie in locally based response. Given the circumstances, there is no better place to start than demanding the implementation of the constitution itself. Unruly officials like Abay Tsehaye must be challenged using the same constitution that they swore to uphold but break at will. And they must be brought to justice for the gross human rights violations they are committing against innocent civilians.  http://unpo.org/article/17983

The Oromians Protest Ethiopia’s New Master Plan of Ethnic Cleansing against the Oromo in the Name of Development Expansion of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) December 25, 2014

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Waraqaan Waamicha FDG Oromiyaa Bakkoota Garaa Garaatti Fac’aa Jira.

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Waraqaan waamicha dadammaqiinsa FDG Mudde 24 Bara 2014 ganama irraa Oromiyaa bakkoota garaagaraatti, addatti haga odeessi kun gumaa’ee nu qaqqabetti magaalota naannoo Finfinnee jiran kan akka Sabbaataa, Alem-Genaa, Burraayyuu, Sulultaa, L/Xaafoo Laga Daadhii fi akkasumaas Finfinnee bakkoota adda addaatti faca’aa jiraachuu odeessi nu qaqqabe addeessa.  Akka odeessaa fi waraabbii suuraa armaan gadii nu qaqqabe ibsutti, waraqaan waamicha dadammaqiinsa FDG kun dhaamsa ‘’tokkummaan wareeggama qabsoon bilisummaaf barbaaddu haakaffallu’’ jedhu kan ofkeessaa qabuu fi uummata impaayera biyyittii keessatti uummanni Oromoo uummata yayyaba ta’ee otoo jiruu uummata bicuu Tigreetiin gabroomuun salphinaa fi qaanii waan ta’eef, qaanii fi salphina uummanni keenya keessa jiru keessaa baasuun dirqama dhaloota kanaa ta’uu kan ibsuu fi dabalataaniis waamicha Qeerroon yeroo yeroon taasisuus jala jalaan hordofuun barbaachisaa akka ta’ees dhaamsi waraqaa waamicha kanaa ni mul’isa.  Waraqaan waamicha dammaqiinsa qabsoo bilisummaaf taasifamaa jiru kun itti fufiinsaan guutuu Oromiyaa irratti faca’aa jiraachuu gabaasni nu qaqqabe ibsuus akkuma odeessi isaa gumaa’ee nu qaqqabeen jala jalaan kan gabaasnu ta’a.

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Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu keessatti diddaan sirna mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti ka’een waldhabbiin barattoota Oromoo fi waraana Wayyaanee jidduu jabaatee jira.

Gabaasa Qeerroo Muddee 15,2014 Uni Madda Walaabuu

diddaa9Muddee 14,Guyyaa Kaleessaa Mooraan Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu mooraa shaakala waraanaa fakkaata. Humni waraana Wayyaanees abaratoota irratti dhukaasa bane jira.

Edai halkan sa’a 2:00 booda FDG baname,akka gabaasi Qeerroo addeessutti yeroo darbe waraqaa dhaadannoo uummata fi barataa kakaasu Qeerroon Yuuniversitii madda walaabuu mooraa keessatti tamsaasuun barattootni nyaata lagachuudhaan, barumsa dhaabuudhaan diddaa eegalanii kan turan mootummaan Wayyaanee humna bittimsaa itti ajajuu irraan barattootni akka kaayyeffatanii ka’an tahuu baatuus barattoota Oromoo ergasii adamsuudhaan tikootni Wayyaanee qabani mooraa keessaa baasuudhaan bakka ittiin gahan dhabamaa ture,akka walii galaatti barattootni hanga ammaatti hidhamani bakka buuteen isaani dhabamee jiru barattoota 20 ol akka ta’e,tooftaa garagaraan tikni qabaa kan ture, barattoota kaan ammoo marii qabna jechuudhaan mooraan alatti ukkamsanii hidhaa turan,gabaasa Qeerroo MW irraa akka hubatametti torbeema lama dura tahuun isaa waan hubatameef barattootni sabboonti Oromoo guyyaa kaleessaa Muddee 14,2014 wal gurmeessuun  barattootni gaaffii tokko malee, yakka tokko malee mooraa keenya keessaa torban darban hidhaman akka gadhiifaman, gaaffiin keenya bu’uura tahee yeroodhaa yerootti mootummaa gaafacha jirru kan hidhaman akka gadhiifamaniif nyaata dhiisnee, barumsa dhaabnee osoo gaafannuu gaaffii keenya irra tarkaanfachuudhaan mootummaan Wayyaanee ammas barattoota sabboonummaa qaban mooraa keessaa qabee hidhuun maaliif kaayyeffatee ka’e jechuudhaan guyyaa kaleessaa mooraa Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu keessatti baratooti Oromoo gamtaan sagalee ol kaasanii iyya dhageessisuun gaaffii mirgaa gaafatan.

Humni waraana Wayyaanee barattooti mooraa keessaa gara kamittuu akka hin baaneef dura dhaabbatanii meeshaan ittisaa jiru. Kana irratti dabalee humni mooricha eegu hanqatnaan humna dabalataa yaammatanii waraanni komaandoon Wayyaanee naannica weeraruun barattoota Oromoo irratti dhukaasa banuu qeerroon gabaasa.

Haala kanaan Barattootni halkan guutummaa osoo hin rafin barataan keenya hidhame nuuf haa deebi’u, humni waraanaa mooraa keessaa haa bahu jechuudhaan mooraan yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu dirree waraanaa fakkaatee kan bule halkan edaa yoo tahu guyyaa har’aas haaluma kanaan kan itti fufee jira.

Gama biraan Qeerroon yuuniversitii Mattuus gaaffiin uumata Oromoo deebii argachuu qaba,qoteebulaan haalaan dachii irraa buqa’aa waan jiruuf kun hatattamaan dhaabbachuu qaba sababa jedhuun Muddee 15,2014 diddaa akka dhageesifataa oolan qeerroon naannicha irraa gabaasa.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/16/yuuniversitii-madda-walaabuu-keessatti-diddaan-sirna-mootummaa-wayyaanee-irratti-kaeen-waldhabbiin-barattoota-oromoo-fi-waraana-wayyaanee-jidduu-jabaatee-jira/

 

 

Medrek Pro-Democracy & Justice Rally in Finfinnee/ Oromia (Dec. 14, 2014)

 

 

 

 

Barattootni Oromoo University Jimmaa Mooraa Saayinsii fi Teekinooloojii Ummanni Oromoo FDG Bakka Hundatti Itti Fufuun Dirqama Tahuu Akeekan.
Mudde (December) 14, 2014
Qeerroo irraa

Muddee 14,2014 Goototni Qeerroon Barattootni Oromoo Yuuniversiitii Jimmaa Mooraa Saayinsii fi Teekinooloojii haala qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo fi rakkoo uumata Oromoo irra gahe irratti gahaatti erga mariyataniin booda ejjennoon fudhatan FDG bifa fedheen itti fufuu kan jedhu ture,aala kanatti aansuun galgala keessa sa;a 2;00 irraa eegaluun wallee Warraqsaa qabsiisuun ABO fi Qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo faarsuun FDG malee Furmaatni abbaa irree angoo irraa darbu akka hin jirre akeekan.

Goototni Qeerroon Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa bara darbe irraa eegaluun qabsoo qindaa’aa fi FDG sadarkaa Idil addunyaatti dhageettii argate qindeessuun Warraqsaa FDG bifa haaraan qabsoo uummata Oromoo keessatti boqonnaa haaraa saaqe qindeessuun hangafummaa olaanaa argatan, har’as qabsoon hanga bilisummatti jechuun halkan edaa hanga sa’aa 6:ootti Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Saayinsii fi teekinoolojii keessatti sababaa Filmiin afaan Oromoo ”Qurxama” jedhamu argisiifamuun walqabatee galgala irraa eegaluun walleewwaan warraaqsaa kanneen artistoota Oromoo akka Eebbisaa addunyaa, Adinaal Mohaamed fi kkf wallisuun addatti ABO fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo faarsan. kana malees Warraqsaa FDG malee mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee afaan qawween aangoo irratti cichaa jiru kan aangoo irraa darbu hin jiru jechuun dhaamsa guddaa uummata Oromoo fi lammiilee Cunqurfamoo biyyatti hundaaf dabarsuu itti fufan. waraabbiin wallee warraaqsaa ni qabna, sababaa rakkoo networkf fe’amuu didee nu rakkisaa jira dhiyootti kan isiniif erginu ta’uu ni hubachiifna.

Kana malees Mudde 13,2014 irraa eegaluun biyyatti keessatti boba’aan konkolaataa fi network dhabamuun wal qabatee raafama guddatu jira. amma uummatni sababaa boba’aan konkolaataa dhabameef kutaa biyyatti garaagaraa fi Godinaalee Oromiyaa garaagaraa keessatti bakka bakkatti socho’uu hanqachuun uummatni rakkoo ulfataa fi yaaddeessaa keessatti kufee jira. Qaala’insii gabaa biyyattis raafama guddaa biyyatti keessatti qabsiise jira. keessattu bara darbe irra eegaluun Warraaqsaa FDG Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii qabsisanii walqabatee mootummaa wayyaaneetti guyyaan halkan ta’ee waan qabee gadhiisu dhabaa jira. Dinagdeen biyyattis raafama guddaa keessa galee jira. Uummatni Oromoo fi lammiileen Cunqurfamoo biyyatti haal duree tokko malee tokkummaan mootummaa abbaa irraa irratti FDG qabsiisuun angoo irraa darbuuf yeroon gamtaan qabsaa’an amma jechuun dhaamsaa dabarsuu itti fufee jira.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/14/barattootni-oromoo-university-jimmaa-mooraa-saayinsii-fi-teekinooloojii-ummanni-oromoo-fdg-bakka-hundatti-itti-fufuun-dirqama-tahuu-akeekan/

 

 

 

Bulee Horaa Yuuniversitiitti Barattootni Oromoo Gaaffii Mirgaa Kaasneef Deebiin Haqaa Hanga kennamu Barnoota Itti Hin Deebinu Jechuun Qondaalota Wayyaanee Waliin Wal Qabaa Jiru.

 

Gabaasa Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa, Muddee 11,2014
diddaa9Yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa, addeessu itti guyyoota lamaan dura Qeerroon mooraa Yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa keessaa waraqoota qabsoo balaliituu mooraa keessa tamsaasuun isaa waan yaadatamuudha, akka gabaasni nu gahe ibsaa jirutti waraqaan hedduun kan mooraa keessatti bittimfamee bule mirgi uummata Oromoo haa kabajamu, gaaffiin uummata barattootaa deebii haa argatu, hanga kun deebiin mootummaa biraa itti kennamutti barumsa akka hin baranne, gaaffiin mirgaa deebii kennamuufii qaba jechuun barattootni nyaata akka lagatan.

Muddee 10/2014 barattootni mooraa guutummaan nyaata lagachuudhaan mooraa keessatti gaaffiin uummata Oromoo deebii hanga mootummaan itti kennutti barumsas tahe nageenyaan tasgabboofnee mooraa keessa jiraachuu akka hin dandeenye ibsa kennaa akka turan gabaasni Qeerroo har’a nnu gahe addeessa. Kanumaan itti fufuudhaan motummaan Wayyaanee har’a akeekkachisa kennuuf murtoo keessa kan seenaa jiru barattootni addatti barattootni Oromoo Yuuniversitii keessa jiran fincila kaasuudhaaf waamicha waliif taasisaa waan jiranif dursanii of qopheessuu caasaa isaa mooraa yuuniversitii hundaatti beeksisuun gama caasaa mootumaan dhagayamaa jira, sochiin barattoota Oromoo Yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa keessatti yeroo ammaa adeemsifamaa jiru dhimmoota gaaffii mirga uummata Oromoo kabachiisu fi hidhamtootni akka bahan, lafti Oromoo fi Oromiyaa gurgarmuu fi saamichia akka dhaabbatuuf gaaffii kaasuun kan wal qabate sochiin fincilaa mul’ate hanga uummata naannichaa kaasutti argame, qote bulaanis barattoota deggeruuf of qopheessee ka’u gabaasni nu gahe addeessa.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/11/bulee-horaa-yuuniversitiitti-barattootni-oromoo-gaaffii-mirgaa-kaasneef-deebiin-haqaa-hanga-kennamu-barnoota-itti-hin-deebinu-jechuun-qondaalota-wayyaanee-waliin-wal-qabaa-jiru/

 

Maqaa Ayyaana Sabaa fi Sab-Lammiin Kabajuun Alaabaan Mootummaa Wayyaanee(EPRDF) Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu Marsee Fannifame Guutummaatti Barattoota Oromoon Buqifamee Darbamuu Gabaasi Qeerroo Addeessa.

Gabaasa Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu, Muddee 8,2014

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Muddee 6,2014, irraa kaasee ayyaana sabaa fi sab-lammii jedhamee biyya keessatti habashootaa fi uummata kibbaan kabajameen mooraawwan barnootaa keessatti sochii Qeerroon taasiseen barattoota biratti hin kabajamiin darbuu isaa kan gabaasneedha, haata’u malee gabaasa har’a Mddee 8,2014 nu qaqqabe mooraa Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu irraa, guyyaa kaleessaa jechuun Muddee 7,mooraa Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabu keessatti ayyaanni kun akka kabajamuuf caasaadhuma mooraa keessaa qabanii fi barattoota habashaan hucuu aadaa fi sirboota garagaraa kan dhageessisanii fi caalmatti ammo guyya har’a kana itti fufuudhaaf alaabaa Wayyaanee mooraa keessatti fannifame hunda mooraa Yuuniversitii kana keessa kan tamsaasan Qeerroo mooraa Yuuniversitii kana irraa gabaasni nu gahee addeessa.

Barruuleen Qeerroo mooraa keessatti faffaca’anii turan ayaanni sabaa fi sab-lammii uummata Oromoo akka hin ilaallanne jabeessee dhaamsa barattootaaf dabarsaa tureedha, haaluma kanaan barattootni Oromoo mooraa Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu halkan edaa alaabaa gabroomfataa Wayyaanee maqaa golgaa Ethiopian fannifatu guutummaatti mooraa Yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu keessatti bittimfamanii fi rarraafamanii turan bakka hundaa irraa funaanuudhaan, alaabaa Oromiyaa qofa kan hambisan, alaabaan guyyaan kabaja ayyaanaa kun har’a itti fufuuf mooraa keessatti naanna’ee fannifame marti barattoota Oromoo funaanamee bakka buusan kan dhabame yoo tahu, sababa kanaan har’a ayyaanni mooraa kanatti kabajamuuf karoorfame kan hin milkaayin hafee fi alaabonni funaanaman eessa akka galee fi eenyus akka bakka fannifamee buuse beekamuu baatus dhimmi ayyaana kana ilaallatu hafee mootummaan wayyaanee caasaa isaa mooraa Yuuniversitii kanatti qabuu fi bulchaa yuuniversitii kanaa waliin marii guyyaa guutuu kan qabatanii oolan tahuu maddi gabaasa kanaa kan addeessudha, Wayyaaneen kan jedhu mooraa barnoota keessatti barattootni eenyun akka dursamaa, eenyuun akka ajajamaa jiran nuuf hin galle Yuuniversitiilee keessa dhaabni ABO galee diigumsa uumaa jira, biyya keessaas dhaabuma ofii hundeessine dhaaba maqaa Oromoon hundeeffame irraayyuu shakkii qabna, ABOn haala fedha isaan barattoota leenjifate mooraa barnootaa keessa facaasee jira, haalli kun guutummaatti hanga secca’amee qoratamee bira gahamutti barumsatti fufuun barattootaa dhaabbachuu qaba, qaama mooraa barnoota keessa seenee jiru qorachuu qabna, alaabaa mootummaa fannoo irraa buusuun ulfina mootummaa fi biyyaa gadi buusuudha, kun tuffii keenya waan taheef kana irratti yeroo osoo hin kennin waan qoratamuudhaan bira gahamuu qabu bira gahuu qabdu jechuudhaan guyyaa har’aa mooraa yuuniversitii Madda Walaabuu keessatti walgayiin teesifamaa oole, alaabaan fannoo irraa harca’es bakki inni bu’e hin beekamne, kan cirames jira,kan gubates jira, mootummaan Wayyaanee kaan irratti hedduu mufatee akka jiru gabaasni qixa adda addaa irraa dhimma yuuniversitii kana keessatti raawwatameen tahee nu gahaa jira.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/08/maqaa-ayyaana-sabaa-fi-sab-lammiin-kabajuun-alaabaan-mootummaa-wayyaaneeeprdf-yuuniversitii-madda-walaabuu-marsee-fannifame-guutummaatti-barattoota-oromoon-buqifamee-darbamuu-gabaasi-qeerroo-addeess/

Dargaggoonni Oromoo Godina Wallagaa Qeellam, Aanaa Jimmaa Horroo Ibsa Ejjennoo Fudhatan.

Ibsaa fi Ejjennoo Qeerroo Wallagga Qellem,Aanaa Jimmaa Horroo

Muddee 09,2014 Jimmaa Horroo

QeerrooWaggoota qabsoo Oromoo lakkoofsisaa har’a gahan keessatti, waggaa dhufaa darbaa bara itti sobni dhugaa caalee umurii isaa dheereffatee har’a gaheen, uummata Oromoo afaan faajjeessuudhaan mootummaan wayyaanee aangoo isaa dheereffate har’a gaheera.  Uummanni Oromoo kan hubatee jiru eessattis tahu yoomiyyuu mootummaan wayyaanee sobaan dahatee, humnatti fayadamuudhaan, horiittis hirkachuudhaan uumata Oromoo gowomsaa, hidhaa ajjeessaa har’a gaheera, waggaa dhiyoo asitti waaree jaal Laggaasaa Waagii wareegamee kaasee caasaan mootummaa Wayyaanee gara lixa Oromiyaa jiran doorsisaa fi oftuulummaan itti dabalamee uummata irratti roorrisuun nii kaasuu guyyuudhaan dabalaa dhufe, uumataanis ABOn hin jiru, kan jiruyyuu kunoo ajjeesne, jechuudhaan uummata sobuun hojii isaanii fardii ture, waan namni itti amanee mana isaa keessaa mallattoo fi dhiigni isaas dhaaba ABO faarsu maqaa hadheessuudhaan, maqaa balleessuudhaan uummatan dhaabni akka jibbamu taasisuu isaanii hojii isaanii duraati kun waan hubatamaadha.Ibsaa fi Ejjennoo Qeerroo Wallagga Qellem,Aanaa Jimmaa Horroo

http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/09/dargaggoonni-oromoo-godina-wallagaa-qeellam-aanaa-jimmaa-horroo-ibsa-ejjennoo-fudhatan/

 

Barattooti Oromoo .Ayyaana Sabaa fi Sab-Lammii Wayyaanee Irratti Gaaffii Mirgaa Kaasuun Gochaa Sirnichaa Dura Dhaabbatan.

 Gabaasa Qeerroo Muddee 09,2014

Asoosaa BeeneshanguAlaabaa konkl Gumuz,Muddee 7/2014 Godina Beenishaangul Gumuuz Magaalaa Asoosaa bakkaa Wayyaaneen ayyaanaa sabaa fi sab-lammoota kabajan jira jechuun ololaa jiranitti goototni barattootni Oromoo fi lammiileen cunqurfamoo biyyatti Yuunibarsiitii Asoosaa wallee warraaqsaa irratti wallisuu fi roorroo dhageessifachuun mootummaa Wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuu eegalan. Barruuleen warraaqsaa haalaan bittinneeffaman. Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo wallee warraqsaan ABO fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo faarsan.

Muddee 6/2014 Irraa Egaluun Gootootni Qeerroon  barattootni Oromoo fi barsiisotni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa shira Wayyaanee irratti dammaquun Guyyaan ayyaana sabaa fi sablammoota kun uummataa Oromoo fi lammiiwwaan Cunqurfamoo biyyatti hin ilaallatu jechuun diddaan waan dura dhaabbataniif jecha Mootummaan Wayyaanee human Poolisii federaalaa fi human waraanaa bobbaasuun magaa Jimmaa fi Mooraawwaan Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa fi kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa irratti eeggichi haalan jabaate gochaa jira.

Yuuniversitii Jimmaa , Addaatti immoo Goototni Barsiisotni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa Muddee 6/2014 mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa  mooraa Agriculture keessatti humnaan walitti qabamani akka guyyaa ayyaanaa sabaa fi sablammii Wayyaanotaa irratti yaada kennaniif dirqamuun galma moorichaa lafa barsiisotni, hojjettootni Yuunibarsiitichaa fi bulchiitootni magaalaa Jimmaa fi Godina Jimmaa dabballootni Wayyaanee jiranitti biyyaatti keessatti sirna mootummaa dhufaa darbaa keessa kan Oromoof qajeele tokko illee akka hin jirre bifa gahaa ta’een ibsame.

Kana malees mootummaan Wayyaanee humnaa fi dirqamaan guyyaa ayyaana sabaa fi sablamoota jechuun ololaa jiru kana Aanota Godina Jimmaa keessatti akka kabajamuuf dhiibbaa guddaa kan gochaa ture diddaa uummatan duraa fashalee jiraachuu qeerroon gabaasa. Uummatni Oromoo ibsaa fi sochii qabsoo warraaqsaa FDG itti jiru dabarsaa jiruun walqabatee uummatni Godinichaa Aanoota kanneen akkaa, Limmuu Saqaa, Limmuu Koosaa, Geeraa, Gaatiraa  fi Aggaaroo fa’aa irratti uummatni olola wayyaanee kana irraa qooda fudhachuu diduun mormii guddaa sirna nama nyaataa Wayyaaneef qabachuu mul’isan.  Akkuma godinichaatti dabballotni Wayyaanee karaa ETV fi radio isaanii olola gaggeessan dhabuun muddama guddaa keessa galuun guyyaa har’aa muddee 8/2014 galgala kana dhoksaan mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa keessatti kabajuuf yaaliin godhamus Qeerroon goototni barattootni Oromoo wallee warraaqsaa itti qabsiisuu eegallaan dabballootni Wayyaanee soda keessa galuun sagantaa eegalan addaan kutuun kan dhaaban ta’uun mirkanaa’era.

Yuunivesitii Wallaggaa,   Mudde 7/2014 Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaas guuyyaa ayyaana sabaa fi sablamoota biyyattin kabaja jira jechuun wayyaneen ololaa jirtu , gammata barattoota Oromoo jabeessuun barri Wayyaaneen 23, xummurtee 24 lakkawwachaa jirtu kun lammiilee biyyattiif bara ukkamsaa, bara rakkinni gama amantaa, siyaasaa fi dinagdee fi hawwaasummaa itti ulfatee fi rakkisaa ta’ee bara nagaa fi nageenyi dhibamee sirni dabballummaa abba irrummaa itti gaafa baase, Addatti bara Oromoon jumlaan itti wareegamee mirgii namummaa fi dimookiraasii ilma namaa itti ukkanfame jechuun barruulee garaa garaa bittinneessuun olola sirni garboomsaa Wayyaanee ofaa jiru balaaleffatan, goototni barattootni Oromoo dame Gimbiis adeemsuma walfakkaatuun olola wayyaanee fudhatama dhabsiisuun wayyaanetti waaroo salphina uuffisan. Mooraan Yuunibarsiitii Naqamtee fi Gimbiis human waraanaan eegama jira.

Haala kanaan mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee EPRDF sochii diddaa fi dura dhaabbannaa shira wayyaanee qeerroon barattootni Oromoo argisiisaa jiran irra yaaddoo fi sodaa guddaa FDG narratti qabsiifame jedhu irraa ka’uun mogaloota gurguddaa Oromiyaa akka Jimmaa, Mattuu, Naqamtee, Amboo fi Finfinnee  human poolisaa Federaalaa fi human waraanaan eegaa jira. Dhaabbileen barnoota Oromiyaa akka Yuunibarsiitotaa fi Kolleejjootni hundinuu poolisii federaalaan eegama jiru. Addaatti mootummaan wayyaanee  human waraana guddaa gara dhiha Oromiyaatti bobbaasuun dandiin  magaalaa Mattuu irra  gara Asoosaa geessuu human loltuun eegaama jira, haaluma walfakkatuun daandiin Wallagga dhihaa Danbii Dolloo, Gimbii fi Asoosaa geessuu human loltuu guddaan irratti ramadamee eegama jira.

Muddee 1, 2014 Goototni Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dhawaa Guyyaa Ayyaana Sabaa fi Sablammootaan dhoksaan mootummaan Wayyaanee mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dawwaa keessatti gaggeessa jiru irratti dammaquun sirna mootummichaa fi gochaa Wayyaanee irratti diddaa kaasuu Qeerroon gabaase.

Halkan edaa sa’aa 12:30 wb irraa eegaluun hanga halkan keessa sa’a 5:00tti Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dhawaa dhuunfachuun walleewwaan warraaqsaa ABO fi uumata Oromoo faarsuu fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo leellisuun diddaa jabaa kaasan.

Mootummaan Wayyaanees Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo FDG ni kaasu sababaa jedhuun guyyaa ayyaana sabaa fi sablamoota sobee itti fakkeessu kana kabajadha jechuun muddamaa utuu jiruu waan godhu dhabee utuu barattootni hin beekiin mooraalee Yuunibarsiitii human waraanaan eegsiisaa ayyaanaa sabaa fi sablamoota jedhu dhoksaatti mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dawwaa keessatti kabajaa jiraachuu Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Orpomoo irratti dammaquun gamtaan gaaffii mirgaa kaasuu fi walleelee warraaqsaan mirga saba Oromoof falmaa bulan.

Wallee ABO’n kallacha uummata Oromooti, ABO Abdii Uummata Oromoo fi gaachana Uummata Oromooti, ABO’n dimookiraasiif qabsa’a, ABO’n mirga ilma namaa kabachiisuuf qabsaa’a, ABO’n mirga sabaa fi sablamootaa har’a Wayyaaneen ugguraa jirtu kabachiisuuf qabsa’a jechuun sagaalee warraaqsaa guddaa wallee warraaqsaa ABO fi qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo leellisuu dhageessisuun mootummaa wayyaanee dura dhaabbatan.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee human waraanaa heddumina qabu bobbaasee sochii dargaggoota kana dhaabsisuuf yaalii guddaa godhus dargaggootni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo soda tokko malee sagalee warraaqsaa wal irraa hin citne itti fufuun dhageesisan. Haala rakkisaa keessatti sagalee warraqsaa Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Dirree Dhawaa dhageesisaan. http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/03/barattooti-oromoo-yuuniversitii-dirree-dhawaa-gootummaan-wayyaanee-dura-dhaabbachuun-roorroo-dhageessifatan/

http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/09/barattooti-oromoo-ayyaana-sabaa-fi-sab-lammii-wayyaanee-irratti-gaaffii-mirgaa-kaasuun-gochaa-sirnichaa-dura-dhaabbatan/

 

 

 

Sochiin FDG Godina Baalee Aandota Adda Addaa Keessatti Bifa Adda Ta’een Itti Fufuu Qeerroon Gabaase.

Gabaasa Qeerroo Muddee 1,2014

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Sochiin warraaqsa uumata Oromoo itti fufuun Godina Baalee aanota adda addaa akka Gasara,Goobbaa,Dalloo,Gooroo,Rayituu,Sawwenaa,Beeltuu,Agarfaa fi Barbaree) aanota kana keessatti sochiin Qeerroo jabinaan Sadaasa 20 irraa barruulee warraaqsaa uumataaf bittimsuu fi barattootaan gahuu itti fufee jira.

Sochiin Qeerroo itti fufuun  Uummanni Oromoo godina kana keessa jiran gaaffii mirgaa qabatanii mootummaa wayyaanee dura akka dhaabbatan taasifamee jira.  Akka gabaasni Qeerroo godina kana irraa nu qaqqabaa jirutti aanaa aanaa keessatti wanneen uummata daddammaqsuu fi dhaaddannoolee uummata kakaasanis uumata keesssatti waan mul’isaa turaniif sadaasa 29/2014 aanaa Ginnir gandoota 6 kan tahan (odaa Roobaa, Caancoo,Tullicha,Hora Allee,Qabbanaa,Harawa )kanneen jedhaman keessatti uummanni gaaffii waltahiinsaa akka kaasu taasifame, uummannis yaada dur of keessatti qabatee jiru, sochii Qeerroo fi barattootaan godina kana keessatti adeemsifamaaa jiruun gaaffiwwan akka kanaa gadiitti ifatti baasan,

  1. Mootummaan dhimma amantii keessa seenuudhaan uummata keenya oromiyaa keessa jiran goola, barattootas mana hidhaatti darba, mirga amantaas eegaa hin jiru, kanaaf mootummaan maaliif dhimma amantaa keessa gala?
  2. Barattootni keenya rakkina keessaa bahuudhaaf barumsa isaanii baratu, mootummaan wayyaanee barattoota maqaa shororkeessummaatiin maaliif waamee hidhaatti darbaa?
  3. Guyyaa Jum’aa torbee torbeedhaan magaalaa Finfinnee keessatti hordoftooni musiliimaa masiigatti sagaduuf yeroo wal gahu mootummaan maaliif tika ykn humna waraanaa ramadee eegsisaa? Hordoftoonni amantaa biraa akkasuma eegamaa jiruu?
  4. Yeroo ammaa miidiyaa TVO irrattis tahe raadiyoon oromiyaa kan odeessu dhimma bulchiinsa gaariiti, nuti uummanni bulchiinsa gaarii jedhamu kana arginee hin beeknu, bulchiinsa uummata keenya, ilmaan keenya hidhaatti guursisuu, duula saamichaa gaggeessuu fi bulchiinsa sobaan guutamedha kan beeknu, kanaaf mootummaan maaliif uummata sobaa? Meerre bulchiinsi gaariin?
  5. Mirgi diimokiraasii jedhamu maaliif hin kabajamuu? Mirgi uummata oromoos maaliif hin kabajamuu?

Kun kana ta’ee otuu jiruu  Mootummaan wayyaanees gaaffiwwan uummataa kun gaaffii uummataa kan hordoftoota amantaa musiliimaa hunda kaasuudhaan waan bal’ataa deemuuf tasgabbeesuuf kan yaalaa jiruudha,  caasaa qabutti dhimma bahuun gara sanatti sochii uummataa jabaatee dhufe kana laamshessuuf foolachaa jira.   http://qeerroo.org/2014/12/01/sochiin-fdg-godina-baalee-aandota-adda-addaa-keessatti-bifa-adda-taeen-itti-fufuu-qeerroon-gabaase/

 

Qeerroon Yuuniversitii Wallaggaa Gaaffii Mirgaa Duubatti Hin Deebine Kaasuun Gootummaan Loltoota Wayyaanee Dura Dhaabbataa Jiru.Huni Agaazii Jedhamu Heddumminaan Mooraa Yuuniversitii Wallaggaas Qubate.

diddaa9Sadaasa 20,2014 Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo dhiibbaa guddaa mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee barattoota Oromoo Yuubibarsiitii Wallaaggaa irraan ga’aa jiruun wal qabatee guyyaa har’aa sa’aa 10:00 irraa eegaluun gaaffii mirgaa finiinsuun FDG dhoosuun shira mootummaan wayyaanee EPRDF uummata Oromoo irratti dalagaa jiru dura dhaabbatan.

Goototni Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii wallaaggaa guyyaa har’aa shira moottuummaan Wayyaanee addaatti mooraa yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa irratti rawwachaa jiruu fi akka waliigalatti uummata Oromoo irratti dalagaa jiruu balaaleffaachuun goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa shira har’a ifatti nurraatti dalagamaa jiruuf teenyee guyyaa hin lakkawwatnu jechuun FDG qabsiisuun sagalee guddaan mootummaa abbaa irree balaaleffachuun qabsoo finiinsa jiru. Mootummaan wayyaanee yakka haaloo ba’ii fi jabbinsa barattoota Oromoo irraa qabu ba’uuf ifatti baajata kaaffee nyaata barattootaaf ramadame irraa muruun tajajila siyaasaaf olfachaa kan jiruufi barattootni Yuunibarsiitii wallaggaa balaa beelaaf saaxilamuu fi Jibbinsa ilaalcha siyaasaan midhaa fi doorsifni guddaan Barattoota Oromoo irratti rawwachaa jiraachuu fi gama biraan immoo hojjettoota caaffee barattoota keessaa hojjetanin barattootaaf nyaata qopheessaniin odeeffannoo barattootni keessaa jiran nuuf kennuu diddaan isin rakkoo ilaalchaa ABO qabdu jechuun namoota hedduu hojii irra arii’uun walgabatee shira diinummaa mootummaan EPDRF ilmaan Oromoo irratti dalagaa jiruu dhabamsisuuf goototni qeerroon barattootni Oromoo sagaalee guddaan fincila kaachisan. Gaaffiiwwan armaan gadii finiinsuun fincillii hanga halkan keessa sada’aa 3:00tti itti fufe.
1. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee baajata kaffeef nuuf ramadamee irraa muruun gara tajajila siyaasaaf olchaa jiru dhaabuu qaba. Balaa beelaa barattoota rukuchaa jiruuf mootummaan itti gaafatamu qaba.
2. Dararaan ilmaan Oromoo Oromummaatti boonaan hojjettoota olaanoo barsiisotaa hanga hojjettoota kaffeetti ilmaan Oromoo irratti xiyyeffachuun ilmaan Oromoo hojii irraa Arii’uun dhaabbachuu qaba. Ilmaan Oromoo kaffee mooraa keessatti qacaramuun hojjechaa turanii maqaa isin ilaalcha ABO qabdu jechuun hojii irraa arii’ama jiran dhaabbachuu qaba. Kanneen hojii irraa arii’atamanis hojiitti deebi’uu qabu.
3. Bara darbee keessa barattootni Oromoo gaafffii mirgaa gaaffattaan maqaa jedhuun jumlaan ukkanfamanii barnoota isaanii irraa hidhaman, haga guyyaa har’atti eessa buuteen isaani hin beekamuu, kanaafu barattootni Oromoo badii malee hidhaman gaaffii tokko malee akka hiikaman ni gaafatna.
4. Gaffii mirgaa karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii yeroo garaagaratti gaafachaa turreef mootummaan abbaa irree hangamatti deebii ilmaan Oromoo hidhuu ,ajjeessuu, barnootarra arii’uu deebii qubsaa godhachuun mirgi keenyaa fi mirgi uummata keenyaa dhiitamaa waan jiruuf mootummaan wayyaanee seeratti akka nuuf dhiyaatu jabeesinee gaafatna.
5. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa uummatni Oromoo gaafachaa jiru moggaatti dhiibuun saamicha lafaa fi Oromoo qe’ee irraa buqqisuu irratti xiyyeeffate dhaabu qaba; Gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa uummata Oromoof deebiin kennamu qaba.
6. Mootummaan wayyaanee EPRDF biyyaa dimookiraasiin hin jirree, biyyaa mirgi dhala namummaa keessatti sarbamaa jiru keessatti mootummaan wayyaanee filannoo dimookiraatawaan gaggeessa jechuun dhaadachuun tuffii uummataa ta’uu argisiisaa, Adeemsii filannoo kijibaa wayyaanee dhaabbachuu qaba. Hanga gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa uummata Oromoo kabajamuttii fi mirgootni dimookiraasii fi mirgootni namummaa hanga kabajamanitti wayyaaneen filannoo ittin ololaa jirtu kan hin gaggeessine ta’uu ni hubachiifna uummatni Oromoo fi lammiileen cunqurfamoon biyyatti kana hubachuu qabu gaaffii jedhuu fi gaffiiwwaan fakkataa gaafachuun dhaadannoo dhageesisuun itti fufan. Mootummaan Wayyaanee akkuma amala isaa human waraanaa magaalaa Neqemtee dhunfatee jiru gara mooraa Yuunibarsiitii wallaggatti akkuma qajeelaniin goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsitii Wallaggaa dura dhaabbachuun of irraa kan deebisan yoo ta’uu, mootummaan wayyaanee diddaa barattoota kanatti rifaatuu guddaa keessa seenuun halkaan keessa sa’aa 1:30 irratti human waraanaa fi poolisii Federaalaa Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii galchuun barattoota Oromoo karaa nagaa gaaffii gaafatan irratti waraana banuun mooraan Yuunibarsiitii wallaggaa gara dirree waraanatti jijjiramtee jirti.

Goototni barattootni Oromoo Wallee Warraaqsaa fi dhaadannoo guddaan human waraana Wayyaanee dura dhaabbataan sagaleen dhukaasaa Wayyaanee fi sagaleen dhaadannoo Qeerroo barattoota Oromoo walmakee jiraahuun gabaafamee jira.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/20/qeerroon-yuuniversitii-wallaggaa-gaaffii-mirgaa-duubatti-hin-deebine-kaasuun-gootummaan-loltoota-wayyaanee-dura-dhaabbataa-jiru-huni-agaazii-jedhamu-heddumminaan-mooraa-yuuniversitii-wallaggaas-qubate/

 

 

 

Barruuleen Qeerroo mirga saba Oromoo gaafatu yeroo ammaa kanatti itti fufee Oromiyaa keessatti tamsa’aa fi maxxanfamaa jira. Sadaasa, 20 Bara 2014, Qeerroo Bilisummaa. #BecauseIAmOromo

 

 

 

 

 

Qabiyyee Barruulee Naannoo Oromiyaa Keessatti Faca’anitti Dabalamee Kanneen Baldhinaan Guyyaa Har’aa Raabsamuu Eegale

Stop evicting Oromo farmers!

Qabiyyee Barruulee Naannoo Oromiyaa Keessatti Faca’anitti Dabalamee Kanneen Baldhinaan Guyyaa Har’aa Raabsamuu Eegale

#OromoProtests, 14 November 2014

 

YAA OROMOO!

1. Qe’ee irraa buqqifamuun uummataa haa dhaabbatu. Kanneen buqqifamanis hatattamaan beenyaa gahaan akka kennamuuf gaafatna!

2. Hidhaa fi ajjeechaan haa dhaabbatu. Hidhamtootni siyaasaas haal duree tokko malee haa hiikaman!

3. Barnoota, hojii irraa arii’amuun akkasumas doorsifamuun haa dhaabbatu!

4. Maqaa gibiraan saaminsi waggaa 22f gaggeeffamaa jiru hatattamaan haa dhaabbatu!

5. Namootni barattoota, barsiisota, uummata ajjeesaa bahan murtiitti haa dhiyaatan.

6. Caasaan tikaa fi manni hidhaa Uummata irratti diriirfame haa diigamu!

7. Sirnii fi Caasaan mootummaa hojii fi muudama siyaasaa waraana loogii sanyummaa irratti dhaabbatee ijaarame hatattamaan haa diigamu.

8. Qaala’insa jireenyaa sababa saaminsa mootummaa abbaa irreen uummata hiyyoomsaa jiru guutummaan dura dhaabbanna.
Mootummaan EPRDF loogii fi saaminsa irratti ijaarame haa diigamu!

9. Mirgi uummataa fi dimokiraasii hojiin haa hiikamu!

10. Mirgi amantiilee haa kabajamu. Mootummaan dhimma amantii keessa seenuu haa dhaabu!

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Ummanni Oromoo Mirga Isaa Akka Falmatuuf Jecha,Oromiyaa Bakkoota Adda Addaatti Sadaasa 9 Yaadatnoo Guyyaa FDG Ilaalchisee Qeerroon Barruu Warraaqsaa Maxxansuu fi Raabsuu Irratti Argama.

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Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Midaa Qanyii Keessatti Diddaan Uumataa Itti Fufe, Sababaa Kanaan Oromoonni 5 Guyyaa Har’aa Hidhaman

 

Sadaasa 12, 2014 – Godina Lixa Shaggar aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti FDG uummataa fi gootota dargaggoota Qeerroo Oromoon qabsifame jabaatee itti fufe. Kanaan wal qabatees mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee sabboontota ilmaan Oromoo nagaa hidhee dararaa jira.

Uummatni Oromoo aanaa Midaa Qanyii dargaggoota barattoota M/B Ballammii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qophaa’ina waliin ta’uun ”Sammichi lafa Oromoo irratti bara baraan gaggeeffamaa jiru nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba, addaatti Mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee lafa uummata Oromoo albuudaan hedduu gabbataa ta’ee gurgurachuun qabeenyaa keenya tigrayitti guuraa ture, ammas kanuma amaleeffachuun lafa albuudaan gabbataa ta’e kan aanaa Midaa Qanyii gammoojjii Garaadoo, Anoonuu fi Nyaabartti argamuu” bifa haaraawaan gurguraachaa jiru nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba jechuun FDG sirna nama nyaataa Wayyaanee angoo afaan qawween qabatee jiru irratti finciluun nuti mootummaa nu bulchu hin qabnu, mootummaa qabeenyaa leechelloo Oromiyaa eeguu hin qabnu, Oromiyaan saamamaa jira, ilmaan keenya maalitti guddatu harka walqabannee mirga keenya falmachuuf haa kaanu jechuun uummatni daddaa dargaggoota barattoota Oromoo qeerroon hogganamu cina dhaabbannee mirga keenyaaf ni falmanna jechuun FDGtti seename jira.

Abbaan irree Wayyaanee qawweetti amanu gaaffii uummatni karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii dhiyeeffachaa jiruuf deebii humna waraanaa itti bobbaasuun doorsisuu, hidhuu, ajjeessuu fi nannoo irraa arii’achuu irratti argama. Baadiyyaan Aanaa Midaa Qanyii illee humna poolisaa Federaalaan eegamaa jirti.

Haaluma kanaan ilmaa Oromoo FDG narratti qindeessitan jechuun hidhamuun ibsame jira. Ilmaan Oromoo FGD qindeessitan jechuun hidhaman:

1. Obboo Mangistuu Moosisaa daldaalaa magaalaa Baallammii,
2. Barsiisaa Yaaloo Bantii,
3. Barataa Taarikuu Gusoo,
4. Barataa Biyyansaa Dhibbaa,
5. Barataa Tasfayee Biyyansaa kanneen kessatti argamani.

Ummanni Oromoo nagaan gaaffii mirgaa waan gaafatanii fi maaliif biyyi keenya gurgurama jedhanii waan gaafataniif balleessa tokko malee humnaan qabamanii wajjiraa Poolisii aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti hidhamuun dararama jiraachuun gabaafame jira. Goototni uummatni Oromoo Aanaa Midaa Qanyii ilmaan keenyaa gaaffii keenya gaafatan atattamaan hiikamuu qabu jechuun guyyaa kaleessaa bulchiinsa aanaa Midaa Qanyii gaafachuun gaaffii sammicha lafaa fi gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa isin gaafachaa jirruuf deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba jechuun bulchiinsa aanichaa dhiphisan.

Bulchiinsii aanaa Midaa Qanyii wa’ee gurgurtaa lafa Albuudaan gabbataa ta’ee kan Garaadoo, Anoonuu fi Nyabaritti argamu kana nuti waan tokko quba hin qabnu, warrii bitate xalayaa deeggaraasaa hojii investimentii fi babaldhina warshaaleef jedhu mootummaa federaalaa irra fidatan, mootummaan naannoo Oromiyaas quba waan qabu nutti hin fakkatuu, Gaaffiin keessan gaaffii mirgaa fi sirriidha, gaaffiin barattootas siriidhuma jechuun uummata amanee jira. uummatni erga bulchiinsii aanaa, Godinaa fi Oromiyaa utuu hin beekiin Wayyaaneen isin irraa utaalee lafa keenyaa fi qabeenyaa keenya kan gurguru ta’ee ga’een keessan maalii? gibra qofa wayyaaneef sassabuudhaa?? FDG gaggeessa jirru keessatti qooda keessaan ba’uun mirga keenyaaf haa falmannu, hamma yoomitti halagaan nu saamaa? maaliif halagaa biyya samsiftuu? daa’imni keessan boruu eessaa dhaqxii? jechuun uummatni diddaa isaa jabeessuun kan itti fufaa jiru ta’uu Qeerroo FDG qindeessaa fi gaggeessa jiru magaalaa Baallammii irraa gabaaee jira.   http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/13/godina-lixa-shaggar-aanaa-midaa-qanyii-keessatti-diddaan-uumataa-itti-fufesababaa-kanaan-oromoonni-5-guyyaa-haraa-hidhaman/

 

 

Gabaasa Yaadannoo Guyyaa FDG Sadaasa 9/2014 Ilaalchisee Oromiyaa Godinaalee Adda Addaa Irraa!

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Akkuma Sadaasa 7 irraa kaanee gabaasaa turre godinaalee oromiyaa bakkoota adda addaatti qophii jala bultii Sadaasa 9 FDG yaadannoo isaan wal qabatee Qeerroon uummata keessatti yaamicha qabsoo dhimma bahuudhaan, waraqaalee garagaraa kan maxxanfamaa turan naannolee oromiyaa wal duraa duubaan akka kanaa gadiitti nuufata manneen barnootaa fi uummataan kan kabajamee oole, godinaalee:

1. Lixa Shagaar aanaalee Amboo, Gudar, Miidaqany,Gincii, Jalduu,Ijaajjii, Calliyaa,fi Baakkoo keessatti Sadaasa 7 irraa kaasuudhaan magaalaa manneen barnootaa fi yuuniversitii akkasuma naannoo koolejjitti dua barataa Jaagamaa Badhaaneen wal qabsiisanii waraqaa hedduun maxxanfamee kan ture,akkasuma dhaadannooleen garagaraa waajjiraalee mootummaatti maxxanfamanii kan jiran akkasuma diddaan ciminaan akka itti fufu rakkoo uummata Oromoof hojjetaan,barataan qote bulaa,daldalaan iyyaa iyya dabarsaa jechuudhaan barruu xixiqqaan magaalota kanneen akka Amboo keessatti darbatamaa kan tureedha. Barattootni Yuuniversitii hunduu walitti dhufuudhaan guyyaa kana kabajanii kan oolan yoo tahu,akka lixa shaggara aanaalee olitti xuqaman kana keessatti FDG Sadaasa 9 kabajuudhaan wal qabsiisanii waamicha diddaa uummanni kaasuu qabu irratti dhaamsa dabarsuu, barruulee xixiqqa gandoota keessa faffacsuudhaan waamicha FDG dabarsuu irratti hojii cimaa hojjechuudhaan kan darbaniidha, waraabbiiwwan gama kanaan jiran hunduu kan dhiyaataniidha.

Wallagga Lixaa,Horru Guduruu fi Wallagga Bahaa,Akkasuma Qellem Wallaggaa Keessatti- Aanaanee godinoota kana keessatti argaman caasaa Qeerrootiin akkasuma maneen barnootaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa irraa kaasanii hanga qophaayinaatti koollejjiwwan dabalatee haala hooaan guyyaan kun kabajamee kan oolee fi waraqaan Qeerroon godinoota kana irratti haa maxxanfamuuf dhaame sochii diinaan wal qabatee hanga karoorfame tahuu baatullee, waraqoonni manneen barnootaatti akka maxxanfaman gabaasni kan dhiyaataa jiru, akkasuma uummata gidduutti waraqaan kan maxxanfamee jiru, akka lixa Wallaggaa irraa gabaasni dabalataa nu qaqqabee jirutti manneen amantaallee dhiisani namootni yaadannoo guyyaa kanaa irratti hirmaachuudhaan dhaamsa Qeerroo waliif dabarsaa kan oolan tahuu isaa gabaasni nu gahee jira,akkasuma Qellem Wallaggaa Dambi — Guutummaa gabaasa kanaaf:-

Gabaasa Yaadannoo Guyyaa FDG Sadaasa 9.docx

http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/10/gabaasa-yaadannoo-guyyaa-fdg-sadaasa-92014-ilaalchisee-oromiyaa-godinaalee-adda-addaa-irraa/

 

 

Gootota Baratoota Oromoon, Jalabultiin Yaadatnoo FDG Sadaasi 9 Mooraa Yuuniversitii Jimmaa Keessatti Bifa Howwaa Taheen Kabajamaa Bule

Guyyaan Yaadannoo FDG Sadasni 9 marsaan 9ffaa gootota Qeerroo barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaan jalbultii isaa irraa eegaluun haala ho’aa ta’een kabajamaa jira.

Goototni Qeerroon dargaggootni baratootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa mooraa arfan main Campus, Agriculture, Sayinsii fi Teekinooloojii, Economics and Bussiness fi Kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaan haala ajaa’ibsiisaa ta’een kanbajamuu egalee jira. Goototni Qeerroon barattootni Oromoo sagalee faaruu goototaa dhageesisuun gootota ilmaan Oromoo bilisummaa saba isaaniif jecha wareegama lubbuu baasan farfachuun namoota dhuunfaa, akka walitti dhufeenyaa fi caasaa ijaarsaa fi miseensotni Qeerroo barattoota Oromoo addaatti bifa qinda’een Sadaasa 9 yaadannoo FDG marsaa 9ffaan bifa adda ta’een kabajamuu eegalee jira.

Goototni barattootni Oromoo goota bilisummaaf wareegameef hin boo’an ni faarsu malee jechuun walleelee warraaqsaa kaachisuun gootota ilmaan Oromoo bilisummaa saba isaaniif wareegaman faarsuun jabaatee itti fufe, walleelee warraqsaas kaachisuun kaayyoo goototni ilmaan Oromoo irraatti wareegamaa jiran galmaan ga’uuf muratnoo fi kutannoo qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoof qaban ifatti diinatti argisiisan.

Addatti immoo mooraa Saayinsii fi Tekinooloojii keessatti Qophii anaa dhufuu barattoota haaraaf gumii guddina, aadaa, seenaa fi afaan Oromoo waliin qindeessuun, sirnni yaadannoo sadaasa 9 guyyaan FDG marsaa 9ffaa kabajameera. Walleeleen warraaqsaas itti fufinsaan qabsiifaman, goototni barattootni Oromoo mooraa keessa gara Magaalaa Jimmaatti gadi ba’uun daandii cufuuf wayita sochii cimaa gochaa jiranitti human waraanaa guddaa Magaalaa Jimmaa fi Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa eegaa jiruun ittifaman . Walleeleen Warraaqsaa kanneen akka:
”Siifan lolaa uummata narra hingortuu, siifan lolaa yaa lola Eeboo,hin beeloftee moo hin dheebotte yaa Abo , hin beelofnee hin dheebonnee seena baddee na boosisa yaa abo, akka Taaddee Birruu, akka Abishee Garbaa, Akka Maammoo Mazammir, Akka Laggeesee Wagii, akka Tasfuu Camadaa, Akka Jaagamaa Badhaanee, akka Alamayyoo Garbaa, akka Gaadisaa hirphaasaa siifan loolaa uummataa narra hingortuu, gumaa ijoollee keenyaa Uummataa nargortuu, kaanee haabafannuu uummataa nurraa gortuu, hanga bilisummaa qabsoon itti haafuftuu, kan jedhuu fi Sirba hirphaa Gaanfurree, Bishaan Oromiyaa caffee keessa yaatii fi wallee warraaqsaa Eebbisaa Addunyaa ”eenyu isheen daangaa Oromoo tuqxuu irra ejjettee Morma ishee hin kuttuu”‘ jechuun Ilmaan gootaa gootota ilmaan Oromoo qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo irratti wareegaman yaadachaa bulan.

Kana Maleessi barruuleen Warraaqsaa gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa uummata Oromoo qabatee fi Dhaadannoo garaagaraa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoof nama onnachiisaan of irraa qabu, magaalaa jimmaa fi Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa keessatti uummataaf raabsaman, magaalaa keessattis haalan bittinneeffamaman, suuraan gootota Oromoos uummataa fi Qeerroon waliif kennaa jiraachuun ibsamera. haaluma kanan walqabatee FDG guddaan dhalachuuf jira jechuun mootummaan Wayyaanee yaaddoo guddaa keessa seenuun human waraanaa guddaa maqaalaa Jimmaa keessa mooraa ”Waraana dhihaa” kutaa 12ff jedhamuun beekamu keessa gadi yaasuun halkan guutuu magaalaan Jimmaa fi Yuunibarsiitiin Jimmaa Waraanaan eegamaa jirti. Soda guddaa sochii kana irraa qabduunis Wayyaaneen tajajila Interniitii fi Network ukkamsaa jiru.

Source: Qeerroo

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A Chronological Summary of Oromian Student Movement Led by Qeerroo Bilisummaa: November 2013 – November 2014

Compiled by Daandii Qajeelaa November 7, 2014

In memory Oromo students who lost their lives during the November 2005 and April/May 2014 Oromo student movement known as Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa (Revolt against Subjugation).

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Introduction

In recent years an Oromo youth wing known as “the National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy (NYMFD)”, widely known among the Oromo as “Qeerroo Bilisummaa” or simply “Qeerroo”, has reinvigorated the struggle of the Oromo nation for freedom, democracy and justice. From the publications and public statements of the group, one can easily see a strong connection or affiliation of the group with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). For example, the radio of OLF, Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo (SBO), routinely reports the movements of Qeerroo, and conversely, Qeerroos radio, Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa, also routinely reports the military activities of the OLF army. However, the chairman of OLF, Mr. Daud Ibsa Ayana, was reluctant to disclose the apparent affiliation of his organization with Qeerroo in a recent interview he made with Oromia Media Network (OMN). Perhaps he refrained from doing so for obvious reasons.

While considered as the “youth wing” of the OLF, “Qeerroo” has been vibrant and visible than the OLF itself in just few years of its formation. To see the validity of this statement, it will be enough to look at the volume of information provided by Qeerroo website www.qeerroo.org, frequently updated each day, since the formation of the group in 2011. When an incident such as Oromo student protest, unlawful arrest of Oromo nationals, school dismissals related to student unrests, incidents of land grab and eviction of Oromo farmers, and so on occurs at any corner of Oromia, it is usually this youth group (its website and web-based radio) that reports first from every corner indicating that the group is well organized and widely spread not only in Oromia but also throughout the entire Ethiopia. For example, during the widespread Oromo student protests in spring 2014, it was only this group who managed to compile a list of 61 Oromo students killed 903 others languishing in several prisons in all corners of Oromia, East, West, North, and South. It is remarkable how a single youth group managed to compile all these names, not to consider all the details: school/university the student was attending, major subject the student was in, year (1st year, 2nd year, etc.), place of birth, and so on virtually from everywhere in the region. In many cases when Oromo students are killed by the regime, it is this youth group that makes the names and in some cases the pictures of the victims public. This has been happening continuously over the last four years. What is more remarkable is that the group managed to compile all these data under tight security machine of the regime and with almost no known financial or material support.

Inspired by the 2011 revolution of North Africa and the Middle East known as Arab Spring, this Oromo youth group Qeerroo Bilisummaa was formed in 2011. At first, very few people paid serious attention to it. Many believed it to be just another bluffing of desperate groups opposing the government from the Diaspora. But soon enough the group showed itself on the ground that it is for real. The movement of the group started showing itself mainly in universities and higher educational institutions in Oromia. A series of Oromo student protests broke out in several universities and colleges soon following the formation of the group.

On April 7, 2011, following the founding declaration of Qeerroo, Oromo students of Mizan Tepi University revolted. The government federal police fired live ammunition on the protesters in which 114 Oromo students were reported to have been wounded and hospitalized. 50 others have been abducted from their dormitories the next night and taken to unknown location. On April 12, 2011 Oromo students of Haromaya University staged a peaceful protest demanding the release of their classmates who have been abducted from their dormitories. Their protests however resulted in more arrests and more abductions. On April 15, 2011 Oromo students protested in Arba Minch University, SNNP regional state, which resulted in arrest of several students. On May 2, 2011 Oromo students of Jijjiga University, Ogaden regional state, protested. On May 15, 2011 Oromo students of Fiche Preparatory School, Northern Shoa, protested. May 19 – 21, 2011 Oromo students of Adama University protested. These are just few of the incidents of protests and the response of the government following the formation of Qeerroo in 2011.

Oromo student protests continued on and off, but non-stop throughout the years 2011-2014 in Oromia, apparently under the [underground] leadership of this youth group “Qeerroo Bilisummaa”. The government suppression also continued. The most wide spread and bloodiest of all the protests is the series of protests that occurred in the spring of 2014. At one time alone Qeerroo managed to compile the list of some 61 Oromo students that were killed in mainly Ambo, Gudar, and Robe (Bale zone), but the actual number of Oromo students that have been killed by the forces of the regime in the months of April and May, 2014 is probably several hundreds and those arrested are estimated in tens of thousands.

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Some of the students killed in Ambo – April 30, 2014The purpose of this report is to compile and document the most visible movement of the Oromo youth movement against subjugation (Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa), led by Qeerroo Bilisummaa, of the year 2013 – 2014, in the English language. Almost all of the report is taken directly from Qeerroo website www.qeerroo.org. While I have taken the liberty to ignore some reports which are incomplete or ambiguous, I have made no effort to verify the validity of any of the information provided. However, the fact that such details of the information presented on a large scale from every corner, it is easy to see that most of the information and data given in this report are largely true. In the report, I have attempted to document the day-to-day activities related to Qeerroo in a chronological order. On a given day, I have translated only headlines of the item(s) I considered are significant. I have provided the link to the incident for those who want to verify for themselves from the source. It has to be noted that, due to the high volume of information given on the website, only the most relevant and a small fraction is presented in this report.

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Ethiopian government soldiers firing at unarmed and defenseless Oromo students

 

While I have been closely following [and reporting] the Oromo student movement in general, and that of Qeerroo Bilisummaa in particular in recent years, it has to be known that I am not a member of this group Qeerroo. Nor am I involved in the activities of this group in any shape or form.

 

Headlines of Qeerroo’s Activities and the Response of the Government

Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2014

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government esponse

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

November 15, 2013

Oromo students of Arba Minch University staged a peaceful protest aginst the regime. The regime’s forces used live ammunition to disperse the students during which a 4th year electrichal engineering Oromo student Samuel Dessalenyi was severely injured.

http://qeerroo.org/2013/11/15/

November 26, 2013

Oromo students of Gondar University, Amhara regional state, staged a peaceful protest. The government used live ammunition to disperse the protest during which a 3rd year marketing Oromo student named Anteneh Asfaw Legesse was shot and severely wounded. The student died in the hospital few days later. Several students have been arrested.

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http://qeerroo.org/2013/11/26/

November 29, 2013

40 Oromo nationals, including a 13 year old child have been arrested and tortured in Ebantu district, Hinde town, East Wollega zone, for allegedly having connection with the OLF and for opposing the construction of the so called “Renaissance Dam”. The list of those arrested can be seen in the link provided to the right.

http://qeerroo.org/2013/11/29/

November 30, 2013

An estimated 3000 Oromo students staged another peaceful protest in Gondar University, when the news of the passing away of Oromo student Anteneh Asfaw, wounded by live bullet during the November 26 protest was spread in the university campus. New wave of arrest followed the protest.

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Anteneh Asfaw, killed in Gondar University

http://qeerroo.org/2013/11/30/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government esponse

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

December 7, 2013

The Administration of Gondar University expelled 36 Oromo students who are accused of leading the peaceful protest of November 26 -30 and gave warning to 150 others. Among the 36 students, 8 are dismissed completely, 9 are suspended for two years, and 19 others are required to pay money and hence not to return to the university until they pay in full.

http://qeerroo.org/2013/11/30/

December 28, 2013

Oromo youth of Alibo town, Jardaga Jarte district, Horo Guduru Wollega zone, staged a peaceful protest. The government forces arrested 6 government employees accusing them of having connection with the youth (qeerroo) protest.

http://qeerroo.org/2013/12/28/

January 1, 2014

A new radio program “Oromo Voice Radio” started broadcasting to Oromia three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 7:00 PM (Oromia time) at 16 MB or 17850 kHz.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/01/01/

January 3, 2014

Internet radio, “Radio Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa” started broadcasting. Here is the link to the first broadcast.

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government esponse

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

January 4, 2014

  • Oromo students of Mattu University, Ilubabor zone, staged a peaceful protest. At least two students have been severely wounded by government forces.

  • Qeerroo Bilisummaa Singers Group released an inspirational song (a response to a popular Amahara singer Teddy Afro, who is known for praising King Minilik II through his song) on YouTube by a popular young Oromo singer Shukri Jamal.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/01/04/

January 7, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released a revolutionary song named “Itti Fufna Falma” (We Shall Continue the Struggle) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/01/07/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government esponse

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

January 12, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released another revolutionary song named “kunoo akkasi yaa lammi koo garaan na ciise reefuu” (yes my fellow countrymen (Oromos), I am now happy [that you continue fighting]) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/01/12/

January 31, 2014

Popular Oromo singer Shukri Jamal released a new revolutionary song named “Oromiyaa” on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/01/31/

February 2, 2014

Oromo students of Haromaya University staged a peaceful protest against the poisoning of their food.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/02/

February 6, 2014

13 Oromo students of Mattu University are expelled from the university as a consequence of their opposition and protest against Beddellee Beer. (Many young Oromos protested against Beddelle Beer factory because the owner of the brewery sponsored Teddy Afro who is known for his song of praising King Minilik II which Oromos consider as “Hitler of Africa” for the genocide he committed on Oromos and other peoples of Southern Ethiopia during the 2nd half of the 19thcentury).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/06/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

February 10, 2014

An Oromo youth singer Ibrahim Muhammed (Ibro) released a revolutionary video (song) on YouTube named “Iyyadhu Yaa Dachii”, meaning “Our land, Cry”.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/10/

February 15, 2014

Oromo students of Ambo university showed disobedience by making a hunger strike demanding for the armed forces of the regime leave the University campus. 3 Oromo students are arrested.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/15/

February 16, 2014

Oromos residing in Sululta (vicinity of Finfinne [Addis Ababa]) revolted against the repressive policy of the government by singing revolutionary songs and distributing leaflets of Qeerroo. In response the government arrested at least 5 Oromos out of which 3 are members of the ruling OPDO party.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/16/

February 17, 2014

Oromo students of Haromaya University revolted in the university campus by chanting slogans, signing revolutionary songs and refusing to eat food. In response the government arrested at least 4 employees of the university. In Jimma University, Qeerroo leaflets have been distributed.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/17/

February 18, 2014

Armed forces of the regime continued terrorizing Oromo students and other Oromo nationals in Ambo university and other towns of West Shoa zone. At least 5 have been arrested.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/18/

February 26, 2014

Oromo students of several middle schools and high schools in East Wollega zone protested against the government in their respective school campus. Among several schools in which student protests took place are Haro Limmu, Leqa Dullacha, Jimma Arjo, and Kiramu high schools.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/26/

February 28, 2014

Oromo students of Mattu university staged a peaceful protest demanding the return to school of 15 Oromo students who were expelled from the university.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/02/28/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

March 2, 2014

Renowned Oromo vocalist Hirpha Ganfure released an inspirational revolutionary song named “Ka’I dubbiin booree taatee” meaning roughly “stand up for your right” through YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/02/

March 3, 2014

At least two Oromo nationals have been abducted from Wallisoo town.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/03/

March 4, 2014

A renowned Oromo TV “Oromo Media Network” (OMN) begun its first broadcast to Oromia.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/04/

March 5, 2014

At least five Oromo students have been abducted from Western Shoa zone, Gedo town.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/05/

March 6, 2014

Oromo students in West Shoa zone, Midaqanyi and Chaliya districts staged a peaceful protest in Gedo town. At least six Oromo students have been abducted in connection to the protest and disappeared.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/06/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

March 10, 2014

Renowned Oromo vocalist Elemo Ali released a YouTube Song (video) about the cruel “hand and breast cutting” (harma mura Anole) of Oromo men/women by King Minilik entitled “Maali Mallisaa” meaning “what is the solution”.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/10/

March 13, 2014

  • Oromo students of Shakkiso Secondary and Preparatory school, Guji zone, staged a peaceful protest against the illegal gold mining project of the Shakkiso area while the region remains deprived of services and infrastructure. Students are reported to have been beaten by the armed forces of the regime and at least 30 have been severely wounded. Many others have been thrown into jail.

  • A young Oromo vocalist Fesel Haji released a new video on YouTube entitled “Anis Oromoo dha” meaning “I am Oromo too”.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/13/

March 15, 2014

At least two Oromo students have been arrested in Finfinne (Addis Ababa), “Finfinne Special Zone”, under suspicion of having connection with the OLF.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/15/

March 18, 2014

Young Oromo vocalist Nata’a H/Giorgis released a revolutionary song denouncing the evil deeds of King Minilik and neo-Miniliks.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/18/

March 20, 2014

Oromo students of Shakkiso Secondary and Preparatory School staged another peaceful demonstration opposing the exploitation of Gold from the area by the government and the selling of their natural resources to the so called “investors”. Government armed forces fired live ammunition on protesters seriously wounding at least 23 students. The names of the students who are wounded is given in link to the right.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/20/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

March 20, 2014

Oromo students of Jimma University staged a peaceful demonstration in the University campus following a cultural show event by singing revolutionary songs recently released by Shukri Jamal “Minilik nuuf diina” (Minilik is our enemy) and by Qamar Yusuf “Minilik bineensa” (Minilik is a beast) and revolutionary songs of several other Oromo Artists such as Hacalu Hundessa (suma Abdiin koo Qeerramsoo koo), Amin Hussen (Abba Biyya hoo), Hirpha Ganfure (Ka’ii Qeerroo), Haylu Kitaba (Qeerroo Loli), Adnan Mohammed (Baala Adaamii) and more.

Watch part of the video here:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/20/

March 22, 2014

Oromo students of Haru Chululle School, South West Shoa zone, staged a peaceful protest demanding the return to school of a 12th grade student named Gabbisa Tammiru who has been expelled from school because of being accused of “promoting the work and agenda of the OLF”.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/22/

March 25, 2014

About 100 Oromo students who became jobless after graduating from different universities and colleges staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the zone police commission in West Shoa zone, Ambo town.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/25/

March 29, 2014

“Baandii Tokkummaa” or “Unity Band” has shown inspirational revolutionary songs (including the famous “Minilik is our enemy” song by Shukri Jamal) in Haromaya University firing up Oromo students of the university.

Students are seen carrying the singer in the video released later by Qeerroo. See part of the YouTube video here:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/03/29/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

April

2, 2014

Internet radio “Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa” (Voice of Qeerroo Bilisummaa) started broadcasting in Amharic language.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/02/

April

5, 2014

The Central Committee of Qeerroo Bilisummaa released a statement calling Oromo youth and the entire Oromo nation for revolt against the repressive Ethiopian regime in general and against the so called “Master Plan” in particular. One can see that this call was the beginning of the Oromia wide revolt that spread in the region in the months of April and May, 2014. The full statement in Afan Oromo can be seen here:

http://qeerroo.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/haala-yeroo-ilaalchisee-ibsa-qeerroo-bilisummaa-irraa-kenname-ebla-3-2014.pdf

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/05/

April

9, 2014

20 Oromo students of Adama university have been arrested while they were traveling to Arsi zone to commemorate the “breast cutting” of King Minilik at Anole, Arsi zone. See the names of the students in the link provided to the right.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/09/

April

12, 2014

Oromo students of Jimma University staged a huge protest in the university campus chanting slogans such as “Oromo land belongs to Oromos”, “The Statue of King Minilik should be removed from Finfinne (Addis Ababa)”, “Minilik is our enemy”, “Finfinne (Addis Ababa) belongs to the Oromo”, and more. Watch a brief YouTube video posted by Qeerroo Bilisummaa here:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/12/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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April

13, 2014

Renowened Oromo vocalist Jafar Yusuf released his famous revolutionary song called “Finfinnee” (Addis Ababa) on YouTube denouncing the eviction of Oromo farmers around the capital and opposing the expansion of the capital (through the so called “Master Plan”).

Here is the link to the video:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/13/

April

14, 2014

Popular singer Hangatu Balcha improved her famous song “Alaabaa” (meaning Flag) and posted on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/14/

April

15, 2014

“Qeerroo Bilisummaa Singers Group” (Hawwisoo Qeerroo Bilisummaa) released a new collective song about Oromo Martyers Day (Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/15/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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April

16, 2014

  • Oromo students of Adama Science and Technology University staged a protest inside their campus by chanting slogans, singing, and denouncing the TPLF led Ethiopian government and some Habasha singers and publishers who are engaged in tarnishing the history and diginity of the Oromo people.

  • Oromo students of several universities and high schools in Oromia organized under Qeerroo Bilisummaa commemorated “Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo” (Oromo Martyrs Day): Hawasa University, Wollega University (Nekemte, Shambu, Ghmbi), New Generation College (Nekemte), Ambo University, Gedo [high school], Tikur Hinchini [high school], Waliso, Walqixxe, Haromaya University (Haromaya), Haromaya University (Chiro), Finfinne (Addis Ababa) University (“kilo” 4, 5, 6, and Kotebe), Mattu, Jimma, Robe (Bale) universities, and several other places.

Many students who are members of the ruling OPDO party also are reported to have participated on this commemoration (although the event is done underground without the knowledge of the authorities).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/16/

April

18, 2014

Popular Oromo Artist Jafar Yusuf was arrested by the TPLF-led Ethiopian “security” forces because of his revolutionary song “Finfinne” (Addis Ababa) which he released five days ago (on April 13). He was taken to a military camp and severely beaten for several days after which he was hospitalized and taken to ALERT hospital. After his release he is reported to have been forced to go into exile. Here was his song:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/18/

April

19, 2014

Oromo students of Jimma University stood in unison, went to Jimma Police station and demanded the release of their classmates which were arrested earlier. This bravery of the students created a surprising and unseen turn of events when the police station unexpectedly accepted their demand and released 10 Oromo students. The students returned to their dormitories happy and singing. The names of the released students can be seen from the link provided on the right.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/19/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

April

20, 2014

Oromo students’ protest in Jimma University is renewed and intensified. A protest is also broke out in Mattu University, Illubabor zone. In both places the studdents protested mainly against the so called “Addis Ababa Master Plan”. The government military force was dispatched to both universities and has beaten several students and also was seen firing live ammunition at the students. Especially, Jimma University was reported to have looked like a war zone.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/20/

April

21, 2014

The popular Oromo singer Shukri Jamal released another inspirational revolutionary song on YouTube known as “abbaan lafaa dhabe lafasaa” (the owner lost his land). It is a song which opposes the land grab and also the expansion of the capital [Addis Ababa] to Oromia. Here is the video:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/21/

April

22, 2014

At least 12 Oromo students of Jimma University have been abducted and arrested by the government police for participating on the peaceful protest of students of the university. Meanwhile, all the four campuses of Jimma University are filled by Federal police and students are prohibited to move from place tp place in those campuses.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/22/

April

23, 2014

Six additional students of Jimma University arrested.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/23/

April

24, 2014

Oromo students of Jimma University organized in Unison again and went to Jimma police station and bravely demanded the release of their classmates. This time the Jimma Police station released 8 students. The names of those released are given in the link provided to the right.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/24/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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April

25, 2014

  • Oromo students of Ambo University staged protest this time coming out of their university campus in which the residents of the town also joined, chanting slogans such as “Minilik bineensa” (Minilik is a beast), “Finfinneen keenya” (Finfinne [Addis Ababa] is ours”, and more. At least 15 students have been arrested on the protest. Below is the audio of the protest recorded and released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa:

  • At the same time Oromo students of Haromaya University staged a huge protest getting out of their campus in which many residents of Haromaya city joined. At least 5000 students are said to have been participated on the protest. The students were chanting slogans such as “Finfinne is ours”, “Sebeta is ours”, “Oromia shall be free”, “Oromo need freedom”, “Jafar Yusuf should be released [from jail]”, and many more. The president of Haromaya University Dr. Girma Lammessa tried to calm the students but was rejected by the students. The audio of the speech of the university president was recorded and released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/25/

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April

26, 2014

Oromo students of Wollega University staged a huge and historic protest defying the order of the regime’s police and getting out of their campus and moving in the [Nekemte] city. The so called Federal police of the regime attacked the students with live bullet. Several students were injured and hospitalized and several others have been arrested. Some of of the slogans of the students were: “Finifinne is ours”, “Today it is Bishoftu[taking of Oromo land], tomorrow it is Jimma”, “Minilik’s Statue should be removed from Finfinne (Addis Ababa)”, and more.

The audio of the student protest was recorded and released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa as follows.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/26/

April

27, 2014

Oromo students of Wollega University continued protest for the 2nd day. The Agazi force of the government [special police force of the Federal government known for its cruelty] wounded several students by beating as well as by live bullet fired directly at students peacefully protesting. At leat 6 were wounded severely and taken to Nekemte Hospital.

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Some of injured students of Wollega University.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/27/

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April

28, 2014

Oromo student protest spread to many universities and high schools in Oromia

    • Oromo students of Gedo Secondary Preparatory School staged a protested in Gedo town, West Shoa zone.

    • Oromo students of Adama University distributed Qeerroo’s leaflet of call for protest in Adama city.

    • Oromo students of Madda Walabu University, Robe, Bale zone staged a peaceful protest.

    • Oromo students of Mattu University, Illubabor zone staged a peaceful protest. Here is an audio recorded and released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa:

  • Oromo students of Bule Hora University staged peaceful protest.

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  • Oromo students of Nekemte Preparatory Secondary school staged peaceful protest.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/28/

April

29, 2014

Oromo students of Adama Science and Technology University staged a peaceful protest chanting the same slogan that Oromo students of other universities were chanting. The regime arrested at least 10 students.

Qeerroo’s video is here:

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/29/

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April

29, 2014

Continued

Oromo student protest spread to several places all over Oromia. Students in all places were more or less chanting the same slogan indicating that all these protests are well planned and coordinated [by no other entity than “Qeerroo Bilisummaa”, Oromo youth group]. All happening on the same day, at the same time.

    • Ambo University, all schools in Ambo town and the people of Ambo staged a historic demonstration. An estimated 25, 000 people participated on the protest. The government forces initially used tear gas to disperse the crowd but later used live bullets shooting and killing protesters.

    • Adama Science and Technology University staged a historic protest in the Adama city. At least 10 arrested. Qeerroo’s video is here:

    • Alibo Preparatory Secondary School, Jardaga Jarte district, Horo Gudru zone

    • All school in Nekemte town, East Wollega zone (students were seen burning the Habasha/Woyane flag)

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    • Schools in Shambu town, Horo Gudru zone

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  • Oromo student protests intensified in Dembi Dollo, West Wollega zone; Gudar, West Shoa zone; Mattu University, Ilubabor zone [second day].

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/29/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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April

30, 2014

A historic and bloody day in the history of the struggle of the Oromo nation for freedom. Oromo student protest spread to all parts of Oromia.

    • The biggest and bloodiest of all the protests took place in the city of Ambo, West Shoa zone, where the peaceful protest turned into violence when government so called Agazi force shot and killed a 9thgrade student. Cars and buildings were ablaze on fire. The protest included all people of the city. Several people were killed hundreds wounded. Ambo looked like a war zone. BBC reported at least 30 people were killed by live bullet including 8 students. Listen to live report recorded (interview, live from the scene):

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    • Oromo students of Dire Dawa University staged a peaceful protest.

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Listen to audio interview by Radio Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo:

  • Oromo students of Balami Secondary School, Mida Qanyi district, West Shoa zone staged a peaceful protest.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/30/

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April

30, 2014

Continued

    • Oromo students of Ghmbi and Mandi Preparatory Secondary Schools, West Wollega zone, staged peaceful protests in their respective towns.

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    • Oromo students of Billo town, Bonaya district, East Wollega zone staged peaceful protest.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/30/

May

01, 2014

Oromo student protests continued in several universities, including Addis Ababa [Finfinne] University, colleges, high schools and middle schools and towns.

  • Oromo people of Alibo town, Horo Gudru zone, completely controlled the city chasing away the local government officials.

  • Oromo students of Madda Walabu University, Robe Town, Bale zone, staged a historic and blody protest. The notorious government Agazi force fired live ammunition on protesting students and several students were killed.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/25/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

1, 2014

Continued

    • A huge protest was held in Gudar town, West shoa zone. Government forces fired live ammunition and killed several students. With the brutal killing of the regime’s forces, the protesters turned to violent action. The military camp of the regime located in the town was burned.

    • In Ambo town the whole town remained closed. Government forces went house to house and arrested several people, including three school teachers several students.

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    • Oromo students of Finfinne [Addis Ababa] University staged a peaceful protest. Video recorded and released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa:

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  • Oromo student protests are reported to have continued in Haromaya, Jimma, Madda Walabu, and Shambu universities.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/01/

May

2, 2014

Oromo student protests continued spreading to several other universities and high schools, middle schools throughout Oromia:

  • In Mida Qanyi district, West Shoa zone, the intensified protest of the Oromo students and people led by Qeerroo forced the administrator of the district, Shumi Lata, abandon his government and surrender to the people. The protesters controlled the administration office and the police station.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/02/

Date

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May

2, 2014

continued

    • Student protest intensified in Mandi town, West Wollega zone. In this video recorded and released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa, the Federal police is seen directly shoting at protesters.

    • Oromo students of Ayira Gulliso, West Wollega zone staged a peaceful protest. Audio of the protests in Ayira, Mandi, Mida Qanyi, and Haromaya is released by Qeerroo Bilisummaa as follows:

  • Oromo students of Arba Minch University continued protest for the third day in a row.

  • Oromo students of Gindabarat and Xuqur Hincinni districts, West Shoa zone, staged peaceful protest

  • Oromo students of Haromaya University continued protesting in Haromaya town.

  • Oromo students of Ganji Secondary School, West Wollega zone, staged a peaceful protest.

  • Oromo students of Burrayyu Secondary School, Finfinne Special zone, staged a peaceful protest.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/02/

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May

3, 2014

    • Oromo student protests continued in many towns in Oromia: Bakko, Xuqur Hincinni, Tokke Kusaye, Mida Qanyi, and many more.

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  • A new revolutionary song is released on YouTube by Qeerroo Bilisummaa Singer’s Group (Hawwisoo Qeerroo Bilisummaa).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/03/

May

4, 2014

Oromo student protest continued in several towns in Oromia:

    • In Horo Guduru zone, Jardaga town, protesters chased away the police and local armed forces of the regime and controlled the town.

    • Protests continued in Horo Guduru Wollega zone, Kombolcha town.

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  • Oromo student protests continued in the following cities on this day: Shambu, Horo Guduru Wollega; Sibu Sire, East Wollega; Bakko, West Shoa; Wal Qixxe, Wanchi, Taji, Sabata, Sadan Sodo, Ammaya, South West Shoa zone.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/04/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

5, 2014

    • Student Protest Continued in Mida Qanyi district, West Shoa zone. Agazi force is sent to the area and terrorized the civilian population.

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  • The regime arrested four commanders of its police force in Nekemte town, East Wollega, accusing them of having connection with the OLF.

  • Oromo student protest intensified in several places of East Wollega: Haro Limmu, Limu Gelila, Guto Wayyu, Guto Gidda, Kiramu, Gidda Ayana, Ebantu, Gatama, Sibu Sire, Nunu Qumba, Bako, Billo Boshe, Guttin, Arjo Guddattu, and Digga Sasigga.

  • Protests expanded to several places of West Wollega zone: Inango, Nedjo, Dongoro, Ghmbi, Ayira, Gulliso, Gidami, Begi, Gidami, Jimma Horo, Qebe, Qaqe, and Haro Sabu.

  • Oromo student protests also continued in Horo Guduru Wollega zone at places such as Jardaga, Jarte, and Agamsa.

  • Popular Oromo singer Addisu Karayyu released his famous revolutionary song named “Ka’ii Loli” meaning “Stand up and fight” on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/05/

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May

6, 2014

Protests continued in Shino town, West Shoa zone; Ayira, West Wollega zone; Jardaga Jarte, Horo Guduru Wollega zone, and Haromaya, East Oromia.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/06/

May

7, 2014

    • Oromo students of Dembi Dollo town, West wollega zone staged a huge protest. Government Agazi force is reported to have beaten the students with stick and used tear gas, but also used live bullet to disperse the protest. Qeerroo reported that 2 students are killed.

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  • Protest was spread to towns and villages near Dembi Dollo such as Mugi, Ashi, and Garjeda. Several students are reported to have been arrested indiscriminately.

  • In connection with the protests, several students of Adama University, East Shoa zone have been abducted by government forces and disappeared. One of the students arrested, Adunya Kiso, was the leader of Oromo cultural show known as GAASO.

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Adunya Kiso

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/07/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

8, 2014

  • Ethiopian government unlished its forces in West shoa zone and made indiscriminate and massive arrests.

  • At least 400 people have been arrested in Mida Qanyi, West Shoa zone, students, teachers, farmers, government employees, including many local government officials and OPDO members in connection with the protest in the area.

The widespread and indiscriminate arrests occurred after the protests have slowed down in this area. In West Shoa zone alone mare than 600 Oromo students, including 15 year old girls, have been abducted and arrested.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/08/

May

9, 2014

Oromos all over the world protested on the same day in solidarity with the Oromo students protesting in Oromia in 30+ cities worldwide.

Here is video of that of the protest at twin cities, MN

http://gadaa.com/oduu/25901/2014/05/02/oromoprotests-worldwide-oromo-rallies-all-on-this-page-in-solidarity-with-oromoprotests-to-stop-the-addis-ababa-master-genocide-plan-and-to-demand-justice-for/

May 10

2014

    • Oromo students and residents of Ghmbi town staged a protest which is reported to have been turned into violence when an Oromo student was killed by an Amhara business man who lived in the city for many years. Some buildings are set on fire and many shops are reported to have been destroyed.

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  • Oromo people of Bakko and Bakko Tibbe towns, West Shoa zone, protested and closed the road from Finfinne (Addis Ababa) to Finca’a town, Horo Gududru Wollegga zone.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/10/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

11, 2014

  • A wide report of Oromo people’s protest of May 9, 2014 all over the world is presented on Qeerroo’s Website.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/11/

May

12, 2014

  • 3-Day Minnesota-State-Capitol OromoProtests Solidarity Hunger-Strike ended successfully at the Passing of Minnesota House Resolution condemning the Ethiopian govt’s violence on Oromo students.

    • Oromo student protest continued in Innango, West Wollega zone

    • Several Oromo students of Jimma University arrested.

    • Oromo protests solidarity hunger-strikers hold a mock funeral in front of the Minnesotan State capitol for slain Oromo students and civilians in Oromia.

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  • Popular Oromo singer Hangatu Balcha released an inspirational revolutionary song on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/12/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

14, 2014

    • Another round of Oromo student protest broke out in Wollega University. The government forces are reported firing live ammunition on the students. Several students are injured many others are abducted and taken away.

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  • Government forces continued terrorizing Oromo students of Jimma University. Beating and arresting indiscriminately.

  • Qeerroo Bilisummaa Singers Group released a new revolutionary song named “Oromiyaa Keessaan Qeerroon sitti marse” (You are surrounded in Oromia by Qeerroo) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/14/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

15, 2014

  • Beating and firing live ammunition on Oromo students continued in Wollega University. More than 150 students hospitalized. Doctors and other health professionals of Nekemte Hospital are beaten for treating the injured Oromo students.

  • Oromo students of various colleges in Nekemte town staged peaceful protest and brutally beaten by government forces.

  • Oromo student protest broke out in Nedjo town, West Wollega zone. The Oromo students controlled Nedjo town for several hours until government Federal force arrived from Ghmbi town. The federal police started beating everyone indiscriminately upon arrival. Hundreds of students arrested. Others escaped to rural areas and remained there for several months. Many others are forced to permanently disappear from the area, some of them into exile.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/15/

May

16, 2014

    • A Young Oromo artist Jirenya Shiferaw released an inspirational and revolutionary song on YouTube.

  • At least 6 Oromo students are reported to have been arrested from their dormitories in Adama University in connection to the student protest held in the area.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/16/

May

17, 2014

  • The government continued massive and indiscriminate arrest of Oromo students and other Oromo nationals:

    • From Mandi, West Wollega: 11,

    • From Haromaya, East Oromia: 4,

    • Ambo, West Shoa: 5,

    • Wollega University: 14 (wounded severely)

    • Gulliso, West Wollega: 17

    • Ayira, West Wollega: 12

  • Inspirational YouTube video “Freedom is Coming tomorrow” (adopted from the struggle against apartheid) has been released.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/17/

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May

17, 2014

Continued

  • Two Oromo students, Milishu Mallasa and Bilisumma Lammi have been murdered in Adama town by government forces immediately after being released from prison.

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Milishu Mallasa / Bilisumma Lammi

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/17/

May

19, 2014

Abduction of Oromo students from Jimma and Adama universities intensified. At least five are reported to have been abducted and disappeared.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/19/

May

20, 2014

  • Four students of Jimma University punished by suspending them from the university for one year.

  • Qeerroo bilisummaa released a statement stating that 2390 Oromo students are jailed at different places.

  • Young Oromo artists Jirenya Shiferaw released another inspirational revolutionary song “Ka’ii Falmi” on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/20/

May

22, 2014

Qeerroo Bilisummaa released partial list of Oromo students detained in several prisons. Here is the link:http://qeerroo.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/galmee-qeerroo-bilisummaa-oromoo-irraa-barattoota-oromoo-ebla-fi-caamsaa-2014-fdg-keessa-hidhamanii-ilaala.pdf

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/22/

May

23, 2014

Young Oromo artist Dadhi Galan released a new song named “dagachuu hin qabnu kan kalee” (we should not forget what happened [to us] yesterday). The singer is later arrested on the 2014 irreechaa festival (see October 22 report below).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/23/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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May

24, 2014

Oromos and other Ethiopians staged peaceful protest in the capital Finfinne [Addis Ababa] against the government brutality on peacefully protesting Oromo students.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/24/

May

28, 2014

  • At least 16 Oromos arrested for refusing to celebrate “Ginbot 20” (May 28), the day this government came to power.

  • Oromo students of Haromaya University commemorated “Ginbot 20” (May 28) of the regime by making hunger strike.

  • New revolutionary Oromo rap music released on YouTube by young Oromo rappers.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/28/

May

29, 2014

  • Oromo students of several schools in Ambo, Nekemte, and Nedjo demanded the release of their classmates who have been jailed, before they take the 10th grade national exam.

  • At least 10 students of Haromaya Uinversity have been abducted from their dormitories accused of refusing to celebrate the so called “Ginbot 20” (May 28).

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Fixa Hordofa, one of the abducted students

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/29/

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June

4, 2014

    • Oromo student of Haromaya University, Aslan (Nuradin) Hasan, has been killed in prison as a result of extended and brutal torture.

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    • A new protest of Oromo students broke out in Ambo, West Shoa zone, in Homacho Secondary School, demanding the release of Oromo students who have been jailed for participating in student protests. The director of the school was beaten badly by the protesting students when he tried to call government armed forces on the students.

    • An Oromo student named Dawit Wakjira was killed in Anfilo district, Qelem Wollega zone, by government forces. His death sparked a new wave of violence in the area.

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  • A young Oromo high school teacher named Magarsa Abdissa is beaten and killed in Gulliso prison, West Wollega zone.

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Teacher Magarsa Abdissa, killed in Gulliso prison

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/04/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

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June

5, 2014

  • Four Oromo elders in Ghmbi town, West Wollega zone, are arrested and beaten in detention accusing them of leading the protest in the town.

  • Trainees in Sanqallee Police training camp, West Shoa zone, are said to have joined student protests and stopped the training.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/05/

June

6, 2014

More than 200 Oromos have been adbucted and jailed from Begi town, West Wollegga zone. 9 of these ditainees have disappeared and their families could not find where they were taken.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/06/

June

7, 2014

Former student Nimona Tilahun lost his life in the regime’s prison after being tortured in prison for several years.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/07/

June

9, 2014

  • 15 Oromo students have been abducted from Madda Walabu University and their whereabout is unknown.

  • 75 Oromo students (8 of them female students) are reported to have been under severe torture in prison in West Shoa zone. Their names can be found on the link given to the right of this row.

  • A new revolutionary song is released on YouTube by a young Oromo artist Kekiya Badhadha.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/09/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

June

10, 2014

Protest broke out in Anfilo, Qellem Wollega. At least 40 people arrested. The protesters closed the road between Mugi and Dembi Dollo for two days in a row.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/10/

June

12, 2014

    • Government military deployed in Gindeberet, West shoa zone, killed three 12th grade students: 1) Dame Balcha, 2) Chala Marga, 3) Bekele Terefe.

    • 11 government employees (including three OPDO officials) are fired from their job accused of having ties with the OLF in Jardaga Jarte district, Alibo town, Horo Guduru Wollega zone.

    • A political Science Oromo student of Haromaya University, Husein Seid, is severely beaten by government armed forces and hospitalized.

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  • A hidden massive grave, found at Hamareysa, East Oromia, infuriarated Oromo people of the area.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/12/

June

14, 2014

An young Oromo singer Ararsa Gabbisa released his popular revolutionary song “Oromo na abdadhu” (Oromo, put your trust on me) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/14/

June

18, 2014

Oromo students of Qellem Preparatory Secondary Schhol, Dembi Dollo, Qellem Wollega zone, protested demanding the release of their class mates who are jailed. Their protest was met with brutal force of the government and many more students have been arrested.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/18/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

June

19, 2014

  • 26 Oromo farmers have been abducted from Anfillo district, Qellem Wollega zone.

  • Qeerroo Bilisummaa Singers Group released a new revolutionary song named “Labsii, Labsii” on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/19/

June

21, 2014

3 government employees and 4 other residents of Nedjo town, West Wollega zone, have been arrested under suspicion of having connection with the OLF.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/20/

June

23, 2014

A young Oromo man, Galana Nadha, who has suffered continuous torture in the Ethiopian prison, passed away and buried in Tokkee Kusaye district, West Shoa zone. The cause of death of Galana is widely belived to be directly related to his traumatic torture after which he developed a mental illness, eventually leading to his death. Some three thousand Oromo people attended his funeral.

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Galana Nadha

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/23/

June

25, 2014

  • New protest is ignited in Begi town, West Wollega zone, when several Oromo students who have been unjustly sentenced to long-prison for participating on protest were about to be transferred to Ghmbi Prison.

  • 16 Oromo journalists of Oromoian TV, STVO, are fired from their job accused of not properly reporting the propaganda and lies of the regime and reporting the Oromo students’ protests and/or indirectly supporting the rightful demands of the Oromo people.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/25/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

June

27, 2014

Two students, among several Oromo students detained for participating in peaceful protests, escaped from prison in Begi town, West Wollega. In response, the government arrested several people and reportedly tortured them severely, including the mother of one of the students who escaped.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/27/

June

28, 2014

OLF- ShG and OLF-QC completed their unification process which was going on for two years. Their declaration is provided on Qeerroo website (see the link to the right).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/28/

June

29, 2014

6 Oromo students arrested in Mida Qanyi district, West Shoa zone, accused of participating in Oromo student protests.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/29/

June

30, 2014

Popular Oromo singer Hirpha Ganfure released a famous revolutionary song on YouTube praising the movement of Qeerroo. Hirpha Garfure is one of many Oromo artists who are forced to flee into exile, now lives in Norway. It is to be recalled that Hirpha also had released another inspirational “Ka’I Qeerroo” song following the formation of Qeerroo in 2011.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/30/

July

1, 2014

    • The young Oromo singer Jirenya Shiferaw released another (3rd song in just two months) revolutionary song “Yaa Gowwa” (You Fool) on YouTube.

  • 5 Oromo businessmen are arrested by the government forces in Anfillo district, Qellem Wollega zone, accused of organizing Oromo student protests.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/01/

July

3, 2014

6 other residents of Anfillo district arrested accused of participating in Oromo protest.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/03/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

July

7, 2014

Qeerroo Bilisummaa released a list of 61 Oromos killed and 903 others arrested and being tortured in different prisons accused of participating on the student protests of April and May 2014.

Click here to view the full report.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/07/

July

8, 2014

A new revolutionary song “Oh lola Qeerroo” (Oh fight Qeerroo) is released on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/08/

July

10, 2014

31 Oromo youth, all less than 16 years of age, are reported to have been under severe torture in Ambo prison.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/10/

July

17, 2014

An Oromo student and an author of a book named “Qaroo Dhiga Boosse” (An Eye with Blood Tears) was abducted from Wollega University accused of having connection with the student protest

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/17/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

July

18, 2014

Popular singer Kadir Martu released a revolutionary song “Minilik kifu Sew” ([King] Minilik Cruel Person) on YouTube

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/18/

July

20, 2014

Oromo student Bilisumma Damana, abducted from Adama University, is reportedly under severe torture in the so called “Maikelawi” prison.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/20/

July

25, 2014

A new revolutionary song “Aduun Bilisummaa” (Light of Freedom) released by a young Oromo singer Ibrahim Adam on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/25/

July

27, 2014

4 Oromo students of Madda Walabu University are abducted in Gidami, Qellem Wollega zone, when they were staying with their parents during summer.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/07/27/

August 4, 2014

8 Oromo students are sentenced to 6 months in prison in Gidda Dalle village, Nedjo district, West Wollega zone.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/04/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

August 6, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released another revolutionary song named “Nuti Qeerron Leenca Goota” (We Qeerroo are Lion, Brave).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/06/

August 16, 2014

Oromo student Bikila Belay Tolera passed away, after staying in hospital following the gun shot wound he incurred when he participated in student protest in Ambo town, West Shoa zone.

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http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/16/

August 17, 2014

Qeerroo Bilisummaa Singers Group released a new revolutionary song named “Cidha Bilisummaa” (Wedding [Ceremony] of Freedom) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/17/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

August 18, 2014

Internet radio “Radio Sagalee Qeerroo” Amharic program started broadcasting.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/18/

August 21, 2014

Oromo students of Mattu University and Ambo University staged peaceful protest refusing the so called “political training” the regime started conducting in different universities in the region. The students chanted slogans in their campuses. Audio of the protest is recorded and presented by Qeerroo Bilisummaa (see the link to the right).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/21/

August 22, 2014

Oromo students of Jimma, Wollega, and Bule Hora Uinversities also staged protest refusing and opposing the so called “training” of the regime.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/22/

August 23, 2014

Oromo students of Jimma and Ambo Universities intensified their protest against the training of the regime. In Ambo, Oromo students burned the manual (book) distributed to them for training. Audio is presented in the link to the right.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/23/

August 25, 2014

  • Oromo students continued protesting against the training in Ambo, Jimma, Bule Hora and other universities. The audio of Jimma University is given below.

  • At least 53 Oromo students of Ambo University have been abducted and beaten on this day. Over 230 have been arrested from Ambo University in the last 3 days alone.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/25/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

August 27, 2014

  • The confrontation of Oromo students of Ambo Universityand Wollega University and the government forces is recorded and presented by Qeerroo Bilisummaa. Listen.

  • At leats 800 students of Wollega Uinversity arrested.

The university campus looked like war zone. One student killed in Wollega University. Amazing slogans of students. Listen the audio below.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/27/

August 28, 2014

  • 3 Oromo government employees arrested in Shashemene, Arsi zone, accused of having connection with the OLF

  • 26 Oromo students severely beaten and arrested in Wollega University, hundreds others arrested.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/28/

August 30, 2014

Qeerroo released statement disclosing the names of 25 Oromo nationals who are on the verge of losing their lives by severe torture. Read the full statement here. The pictures of three of the Oromos at risk are below.

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Bilisumma Gonfa / Darartu Abdata / Chaltu Dhuguma

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/30/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

August 31, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released a new revolutionary song named “Oh Oromoon Daggala Raase” (Oh Oromo is Moving the Bush [Forest]) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/31/

Sep.

3, 2014

In another wave of arrest 8 Oromo students of Mida Qanyi, West Shoa zone, are arrested in connection with student protets.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/03/

Sep.

4, 2014

  • Sena Solomon, a young singer of Qeerroo Singers Group, released a new revolutionary song named “Gootni Baroode” (the Hero is Roaring [in the jungle]) on YouTube.

  • Oromo students of Jimma University protested in the University campus surrounded by the Federal Police and Agazi Force of the regime. The protest of the students erupted when the so called President of Oromia, Muktar Kadir, attempted to make an intimidating speech to the students through Plasma TV. In an unprecedented bravery, the Oromo students have been chanting slogans denouncing the regime, standing right in front of the brutal Agazi trrops.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/04/

Sep.

11, 2014

A new protest erupted in Finfinne (Addis Ababa), Nefas Silk area, at a School called “Ginbot 20 School”. The protest is said to have attracted other nations and nationalities of the country.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/11/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

Sep.

16, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released a new revolutionary song “Jabaadhu WBO Abdii Saba Kiyyaa” (Be Strong WBO, Hope of My People) on YouTube. (“Waraana Bilisummaa Oromoo (WBO)” means “Oromo Liberation Army (OLA)”).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/16/

Sep.

24, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released another revolutionary song named “Ka’ii Qeerroo” (Stand up qeerroo, stand up) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/24/

October 5, 2014

Irreechaa (Oromo Thanksgiving) is celebrated at Lake Arsadi, Bishoftu, Eastern Shoa zone. An estimated 4 million people participated on the occasion. Oromo youth participated in large numbers and expressing their grievances through various revolutionary songs.

One of the songs says: “Si eegee dadhabee ka’ee baduu laata?” (I waited too much for you [OLF], should I ran away?[to look for you]).

http://qeerroo.org/2014/10/05/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

October 7, 2014

Two popular young Oromo singers, Dadhi Galan and Galana Garomsa, are abducted from Irreechaa festival and disappeared.

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Dadhi Galan / Galana Garomsa

http://qeerroo.org/2014/10/07/

November 02, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released a new revolutionary song “Kaasi Gowwaa Rafu” (Wake up that fool [who is] sleeping) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/02/

November 4, 2014

Three Oromo soldiers who are members of the regimes military, Eastern Command, have been arrested accused of having connection with the Oromo student protests in the area.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/04/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

November 5, 2014

21 Oromo students of Dire Dawa University, who have been languishing in jail for several months accused of participating in the Oromo student protest, have been unjustly sentenced to prison ranging from one year to five years. It has to be noted that Qeerroo has reported on August 30, 2014 (included in this report) that these students have been severely tortured and are at risk of losing their lives.

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Darartu Abdata, sentenced to one year and 500 Birr payment

http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/05/

November 7, 2014

Qeerroo Singers Group released a new revolutionary song “Oromo Falmadhu” (Oromo, Struggle [for your right]) on YouTube.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/11/07/

 

 

 

HUMNA TA’UUF BAKKAYYUTTI HAA HOJJANNU !!!

SEENAA Y.G(2005)

“Bara 2014” Ummati Oromoo Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa isaa kabachiisuuf yk deeffachuuf, Biyya keessaa fi alatti Qabsoon gaggeessaa jiru, diina irratti waloon hojjachuun bu’aa qabeessa ta’uu qofa odoo hin taanee, keessa isaatti , sochiin Nama dhuunfaa eegalee amma dhaabaatti, dabrees/darbees amma Ummataatti gumaacha yoo taasifne, Injifannoon dhihoo ta’uu kan itti hubateedha jedheen amana. Nama waan hojjatame gamaagamee, isa itti aanuuf maaltu nu irraa eegama ? sochii keenya kana irra bal’ifnee yoo itti fufnee Gabrummaa jalaa ba’uu dandeenya, kana irra yoo wal dhaggeeffannee fi wal utubne…… jedhee kan herreeggateef, Barri 2014 barnootaa fi hamilee guddaa nu keessatti uumuu irra taree, sochii itti aanuuf bu’ura godhata. Ummata Mirga isaaf saganteeffatee Biyya keessaa fi alatti sochaa’aa jiru, diinni hangamuu hammeenya nu irratti hojjatu, qabsoo Ummata kanaa dhaamsuu akka hin dandeenye, Ummati kun Qabsoo walii galaaf Qophaa’aa jiraachuu fi kunis injifannoo Ummata kanaan akka Goolabamu diinni dirqamaan akka fudhatu taasisa.http://qeerroo.org/2014/10/11/qeerroo-sochii-oromoo-bara-2014-waan-nu-akeeku-qaba/

 

http://finfinnetribune.com/Gadaa/2014/11/daandii-qajeelaa-a-chronological-summary-of-oromian-students-movement-led-by-qeerroo-bilisummaa-november-2013-november-2014/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuti barsiisotni Oromoo ibsa gabaaba qabxii 8 of keessa qabu kana ummata Oromoo fi lammilee Cunqurfamoo biyyattif dabarsinee jirra.

Haala Yeroo biyyattiin Keessa jirtuu fi Kasaaraa siyaasaa Mootummaa EPRDF mudatee jiru irratti Ibsa barsiisota Oromoo dhaabbilee bararnoota Olaanoo Yuunibarsiitota garaagaraa irratti maqaa walga’ii tarsiimoo Siyaasaa jechuun wayyaaneen walitti qabde irraa kenname.

1. Sirni TPLF/EPRDF bulchiinsa Dimookiraasii Warraqaan kakatuu fi sirna
Federaalizimii daheeffachuun yakka raawwatuun Impaayera Itophiyaa waggoota
23 oliif bitaa jiru, ummata guddaa biyyatti keessatti argamuu uummata Oromoo
irratti yakka dugugginsa sanyii rawwaachaa as gahe. Sabaaf sablamoota biyyatti
tapha siyaasaan ala godhee qoddanna angoo ala taasisuun fallaa federaliizimii fi
dimookiraasii dhaabbatee, mirgoota siyaasaa, namummaa, amantaa, walgahuu,
ijaaramuu fi kkf ugguraa fi dhiitaa jira.

2. Jarraan amma keessa jirru biyyattii keessatti bara mirgi uummata Oromoo
ugguramee dhiitamee, Oromoon balleessa malee qe’ee fi qabeenya isaa irratti gara
laafina tokko malee ajjeefamaa, hidhamaa, qe’ee fi qabeenyaa isaa irra buqqa’aa
jiruu dha. Bara nagaan ba’ee nagaan galuu itti dadhabe, ilmaan isaa barsiisee
yeroo itti eebisifachuu hin dandeenye, bara mirgi Dimookiraasii fi namummaa
caalmaatti irraa mulqame, bara Oromummaa fi Oromoo ta’uu ibsachuun yakka itti
ta’ee dha.

3. Adeemsii fi tarkaanfiin abbaa irrummaa mootummaan wayyaanee/EPRDF
uummata Oromoo irratti mul’isaa jiru, barattoota, dargaggoota, barsiisota fi walii
galatti uummata Oromoo gara tokkotti fiduun wareegama qaalii baasee mirga isaa
kabachiifachuuf mootummaa nama nyaataa kana irratti caalaatti akka fincilu
taasisaa jira.
Kanuma bu’uura godhachuun barattootni Oromoo dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo
warraaqsa FDG karaa nagaa fi Dimookiraasii ta’een jalqaba baatii Ebla 2014 irraa
eegaluun biyyatti keessatti gaggeessanii fi ittis jiran eenyummaa mootummichaa
ifatti mul’isee jira. Warraaqsa karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii uummatni mirgaa isaa
kabachiifachuuf gaggeessa jiruuf karaa nagaa deebii kennuu fi mirga uummataa
kabajuu irraa uummata irratti ‘loltuu Agazii’ jedhamu bobbaasuun gocha
faashistummaa raawwateera. Mootummaa lubbuu ilmaan Oromoo akka malee
balleessuun, dhiiga uummaticha balleessa malee dhangalaasuun, jibbinsa uummata
Oromoof qabu ifatti mul’isaa jiruu dha. Roga kanaan yakki dhiifama hin qabnee fi
seera Idil-Addunyaa duratti mootummaa wayyaanee/EPRDF gaafachiisuu
uummata Oromoo irratti raawwatamee jira.

4. Murni sobee maqaa dimookiraasii warraaqsaa fi sirna federaalizimiin kakatu
kun, caalmatti uummata Oromoo afaan, aadaa, eenyummaa fi tukkummaa isaa
cabsuuf, akkasumas ummaticha qe’ee fi qabeenyaa isaa irraa buqqisuuf waggoota
dheeraa itti yaaduun ‘’maqaa Master plan Finfinnee’ jedhu qindeessee as bahe.
Kanaanis ummaticha irratti dachaan waanjoo garbummaa fe’uuf mootummaa fiiga
jiru dha. Adeemsi kun ummatni Oromoo tokko ta’ee walcina dhabbachuun akka
falmatu isa godhee jira.

5. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee fi bittoota Habashaa dabareen aangoo
biyyattii irratti walfuraa turan waliin wanti adda godhu yo jiraate maqaa qofa.
Angawootni EPRDF/TPLF mirga namummaa fi mirgoota dimookiraasii adda
baasanii kan hin beekne, afaan qawwee qofatti amanuun kan jiraatanii dha. Maqaa
walga’ii siyaasaa tarsiimoo ADWUI jedhuun barsiisota hayyoota sadarkaa
Adunyaan keessa jirtu guyyuu hordofan walitti qabuun qaanii dha. Adeemsii kun
mootummicha jaamaa doobbii seente godhee jira.
Yeroon kun yeroo addunyaan sirna Dimookiraasii dhugaa keessa jiraachuu
wayyaaneen quba hin qabu. Mootummaan kun baroota dheeraaf maqaa
dimookiraasii sobaa fi federaalizimii fakkeessan mootummoota gamtoomaniif
dookumentii dhugaa qabatamaa waliin wal hin fakkaatne dhiyeessuun har’a ga’ee
jira. “Karaan sobaan darban galatti nama dhiba’’ akkuma jedhamu adeemsi
wayyaanee/EPRDF laaqii siyaasaa keessatti kufee akka baduuf sababa guddaa dha.
Walga’iin Tarsiimoo kunis rakkoo kana keessaa kan wayyaanee baasu utuu hin
ta’iin daran kufaatii isaa kan saffisiisuu dha.

6. Mootummootni abbaa irree afaan qawweetti amanan yeroo uummatni cunqursaa
fi gadi qabaa isaanii dadhabee, nu hin bulchitan jedhee irratti ka’u, rakkoo fi
qawwaa dadhabbii isaanii cuqqallachuuf humna waraanaan uummata doorsisu;
maqaa walga’ii jedhu qindeessuun yaada uummata dura dhaabbatu; fiilmii fi
taphoota bashannansiisaa qopheessuun yaada uummataa fi dargaggootaa gara
dabarsuuf manneen filmii fi Araadi adda addaa akka babal’atan eeyyamu.
Miindaan hojjettoota Siviliif dabalame jechuun labsii baasu. Adeemsii kun
warraqsa uummataa hambisuu kan hin dandeenye oggaa ta’u, bittootni warraaqsa
kana ittiin qancarsuuf garuu akka meeshaatti dhimma itti bahuuf carraaqan.
Ummatni Oromoo fi lammiileen sabaaf sablamootni cunqurfamoon biyyatti
adeemsa kanaan akka mirga keessan falmachuu irra duubatti hin deebine dhaamsa
keenya.

7.Walumaa galatti nuti barsiisotni dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo Yunibarsiitota
garaagaraa irratti maqaa walga’ii tarsiimoo siyaasa wayyaanee EPRDF ‘n walitti qabamnee jirru; yeroo kanatti gaaffii kabajamuu mirga abbaa biyyummaa
uummata Oromoo bakka jirruu finiinsuun dirqama dhalootaa ba’uu qabna malee
abbaa irree qawweetti amanuuf hin jilbeenfannu.
Gaaffiin uummatni Oromoo fi barattootni Oromoo gaafachaa jiran gaaffii keenya;
deebii sirnaa argachuu qaba. Ummata keenyaa fi dargaaggoota Oromoo gaaffii
mirgaa qofa waangaafataniif jumlaan ajjeefamaniif mootummaan itti gaafatamuu
qaba. Kanneen jumlaan hidhatti guuramanii murtii haqaa dhabanii rakkachaa jiran
haal duree tokko malee hiikamuu qabu. Manneen Murtii Oromiyaa keessa jiran
ilmaan Oromoo fi uummata Oromoof murtii haqaa kennuu qabu. Barattootni
Oromoo bal’eessaa malee barnoota irra ari’ataman gara barnoota isaaniitti deebi’uu
qabu. Master Planiin Finfinnee hatattamaan haqamuu qaba.

8. Nageenyii fi mirgi keenya Yuunibarsiitii biyyatti keessatti dhiitamaa fi balaa irra
bu’aa jira. Barsiisotni yuunibarsiitii biyyatti irraa lammii keenya barsiisa
jirru nageenyi keenya eegamaa miti. Waraanni mooraa Yuunibarsiitii keessa
buufatee jiru nageenya keenya sarbaa jira. Tajajila barbaachisu kanneen akka mana
galmaa, geejjibaa fi kkf dhabuun hannaaf saaxilamnee jirra. Dabballee sirnichaa
homaa hin beekneef haalli jiruu fi jireenya mijateefii beektotni lammii biyyatti
qaraa jirru tuffatamnee waan jirruuf, mirga keenya, akka waliigalaatti immoo
mirga uummata keenyaa kabachiisuuf yeroon warraaqsa sochii karaa nagaa
gaggeeffamaa jirutti makamuun mootummaa qawwee fi irreetti amanu karaa irraa
maqsinu amma.

Waan ta’eef bakka jirru hundaa adeemsa mootummaa wayyaanee dura
dhaabbachuun haa fashaleessinu jechuun nuti barsiisotni Oromoo ibsa gabaaba
qabxii 8 of keessa qabu kana ummata Oromoo fi lammilee Cunqurfamoo biyyattif
dabarsinee jirra.
Injifatnoon uummata Oromoof!!
Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati!

http://www.bilisummaa.com/nuti-barsiisotni-oromoo-ibsa-gabaaba-qabxii-8-keessa-qabu-kana-ummata-oromoo-fi-lammilee-cunqurfamoo-biyyattif-dabarsinee-jirra/

 

 

#OromoProtests (Qeerroo FDG) – Previously Unreleased Video of Oromo Students’ Protest at Finfinnee University Against the Addis Ababa Genocidal Master Plan

 

 

 

 

Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee Damee Science fi Technlogy Diddaa Kaasan.

Fulbaana 16,2014,Gabaasa Qeerroo Finfinnee

diddaa9Shira mootummaa Wayyaanee leenjii barattootaa jedhu irratti barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee damee Science fi Technlogy diddaa kaasan. Ergamaan Wayyaanee Shimallis Kamaal leenjisuuf ergamu sodaan miliqe.‏

Diddaan barattootaa bifa qindaaween sirna Wayyaanee irratti jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee Damee Science fi Technology mooraa Qillimxoo Aqaaqii keessaa leenjifamuuf waamaman diddaa kaasuun sirna EPRDF balaaleffatan.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee diddaa haalaan jabaachuudhaan itti fufe dura dhaabbachuuf olola wal irraa hin citne barattoota irratti oofuuf karorfattus milkii dhabuudhaan diddaan haala yeroo kamuu olitti jabaatee itti fufee jira. Mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee Qillimxoo Aqaaqii keessatti dabballeen wayyaanee Leenjisuuf bakka buufame Shimallis Kamaal diddaa barattootaa fi walgahii didanii bahuu barattootaan hedduu dhiphatee hatattamaan naannoo sanaa kan dhiphame yoo tahu, diddaa barattootaa kana dhaamsuuf waraanni Wayyaanee mooraa yuunivarsiitii kanaa marsuun tiksuu irratti argama. Mootummaan Wayyaanee gocha farrummaa hamaa gaggeessus diddaa wal irraa hin citneen akka itti fufan qeerroon Yuunivarsiitii Finfinnee addeessanii jiran.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/16/barattootni-yuunivarsiitii-finfinnee-damee-science-fi-technlogy-diddaa-kaasan/

 

 

 

Kutaa Magaalaa Finfinnee Naannoo Nifaas Siilkii Laaftoo M/B Caamsaa 20 Jedhamuutti Sabaaf Sab-lammooti Kumaan Lakkaawam Gaaffii Mirgaa Kaasan

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Fulbaana 10,2014 Gabaasa Qeerroo Finfinnee – FDG gootota dargaggoota Oromoon qabsiifamee jabaachuun guuyyaa har’aa Magalaa Finfinnee keessatti sabaa fi sablammoota cunqurfamoo biyyatti irraa dirmannaa argachuun jabaachuun itti fufe.Mootummaan Wayyaanee FDG’n muddama keessa seenuun maqaa walga’ii jedhuun hojjeettoota guyyaa kanneen dhaagaa koobiliistoonii buusuun rakkatanii jiratanii fi hojjeetoota mootummaa Magaalaa Finfinnee kutaa Magaalaa Finfinnee Niigaas Siilkii Laaftoo M/B Caamsaa 20 jedhamuutti uummata kuma 12,000 olitti lakkaa’aaman waliitti qabuun olola afaan faajjeessaa ugaggeessuuftti gaggeessuun too na deeggartanii fi miseensaa koo taatan malee jiraachuu him dandeessaan jechuun uummata shororkeessaa Kan jirtu irratti Uummaatni waldammaqsuun gaaffii mirgaa fi dimookiraasii qabsiisuun mootummaa wayyaanee irratti FDG qabsiisaan hanga. gaaffiin mirgaa gaaffachaa jirru deebii quubsaa argatutti FDG itti fufa jechuun sagalee guddaan dhaadannoo mirgii keenya nuufhaa kabajamuu , Walga’iin wayyaanee nuu hin ilaallatu,humnan dirqamnee walga’ii wayyaanee hin teenyuu jechuun wayyaanee irratti fincilan.

Hiriira mormii guddaa guyyaa har’aa kutaa magaalaa Finfinneettigaggeeffama jiri jana keessatti harki guddaan FDG uummata Oromoo hojii guyyaa koobiliistoonii hojechuun of jiraachisaa jiran ta’uu madden keenya Sochii kana keessatti argama nuuf ibsan. uummatni FDG kana keessatti argaman gaaffii mirga Abbaa biyyummaa fi gaaffii waa’ee master planii Finfinnee fi uummatni Oromoo Magaalaa Finfinnee irraa fayyidaa addaa argachuu qaba jechuun gaafatan.

Hogganootni wayyaanee akkuma amala isaanii walga’ii kana gaggeessa jiran miseensota ABOtu as keessaa jira jechuun ilmaan Oromoo doorsisuuf yaalaniis fincilli jabatee itti fufe. mootummaan Wayyaanee maqaa durgoo ga’aa argattu jechuun uummata waliitti qabee itti ololaa jiruu durgoo tokko illee dhorkachuun uummatni hojii guyyaan of jiraachisu beelaaf saaxilamee jiraachuu maddee keenya nuuf ibsan.

Walumaagalatti fincilichii sabaa fi sablamoota heedduu Kan hirmachisee yoo ta’uu mootummaan wayyaanee haalaan sodaa guddaa keessa galuun humna waranaa fi pooliisii federalaa uummatatti gadhisuun hidhaa, reebichii fi doorsiifni itti fufee jira gara galgalaa kana uummatni akka humnaan bittinneeffame madden keenya nuuf gabaasaa jiru. sagaalee diddaa uummataa kallattiin waraabbamee fi kanneen FDG kana keessatti argaman waliin gaaffii fi deebii gaggeessine caqasa.

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/11/kutaa-magaalaa-finfinnee-naannoo-nifaas-siilkii-laaftoo-mb-caamsaa-20-jedhamuutti-sabaaf-sab-lammooti-kumaan-lakkaawam-gaaffii-mirgaa-kaasan/

 

 

FDG Aanaa Manasibuu Magaalaa Mandii fi Aanaa Najjoo Keessaa Itti Fufe, Humni Waraana Wayyaanee Dachaadhaan Lixa Oromiyaa Qubate

Fulbaana/September 9, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

 

Gabaasa Qeerroo – Magaalaa Najjoo Irraa – Fulbaana 8, 2014

 

 

FDG Lixa Oromiyaa Aanaa Mana Sibuu Magaalaa Mandii fi aanaa Najjoo keessatti ka’e, waraanni wayyaanee iddootti hin hafne buqqa’ee lixa oromiyaa irra qubate, sabboonti barattootni oromoo lixa oromiyaa yuuniversitii irraa baratan walgayii yuuniversitii Naqamtee fi Gimbii irratti teessifamaa turan mufannaa fi aarii guddaadhan walgayii qondaalonni Wayyaanee guyyoota 15f gaggeessaa turan xumuranii galan, battaluma gara qe’eetti galaniin uummata kaasuudhaan FDG uummata waliin itti fufan. Akkuma duraan gabaasaa turre gaaffin mirgaa hedduun barattootaan ka’ee ture, qondaalonni Wayyaanee kuni gaaffii barattootaa deebisuuf ofitti amanamummaa waan dhabaniif, sodaa abba biddeenaa isaanii TPLF waan sodaataniif gaaffiin barattoota hedduun deebii argachuu qabu dubbii dadhabbinaa ta’ee hafe, mirgi barataa eegamuu qaba jedhanii walgayii irratti kan odeessaa turan gaaffiin kun utuu hin deebii’in mirga kamtu hojii irra oole kan jedhuun barataan yeroma xumura walgayii irrattiyyuu yaadaa fi ka’umsa fincilaa karoorsee gara qe’eetti gale, Guyyoota lama dura waraqaan dhaadannoo gaaffii mirgaa mootummaan wayyyaanee gaafatamaa ture ilaalchisee deebiin dhabamnaan gandaa fi aanaa Manasibuu keessa tamsaasuudhaan halkan tokkichatti uummata kaasanii jiru, kun Fulbaana 6 fi 7 akka tahe odeessi kan ibsu, waraqaan aanaa Manasibu magaalaa Mandii keessatti faca’ee bule barattootaan:

 

 

1. Mootummaan wayyaanee gaaffii uummataa deebisuu irraa tarkaanfii ajjechaa fi hidhaa itti fufuu waan karoorseef yaaa uummata Oromoo kaanee mirga keenya haa falminu;

 

 

2. Tokko-shaneedhaan qote bulaan keenyaa hin hidhamin, kun diinaaf saaxilamuu waan ta’eef tokko shaneen wayyaanee ganda keesatti diriirfatte kuni ammaa kaasee diigamuu qaba;

 

 

3. Mirgi barataa ni eegama jedhamee kan dubbatame soba, gaaffiin haqaa gaafatamee jiru waan deebii nu dhorkaniif mirgi hin jiru mootummaan wayyaanee sobduudha;

 

 

4. Barataan gaaffii saba isaa bakka bu’ee gaafate maalif mana hidhaa keessatti dararama, hidhamaan keenya haa gadhiifamu, ta’uu baannan qabsoon keenya uummata keenya dabalatee itti fufa;

 

 

5. Diinni utuu nun seenin, utuu nurratti hin jabaatin, tokkummadhaan kaanee lollaa ka’I yaa Oromoo;

 

 

6. Oromiyaan bilisoomuun qabsoo uummata isheetiin waan ta’eef uummanni oromoo dammaqee diina waliin fincila itti fufuu qaba;

 

 

7. Fincila booda gara hiree murteeffannaatti dhufna qote bulaan, daldalaan, barsiisaan hojjetaan garagaraa diina dura dhaabbachuuf haa kaanu;

 

 

8. Seenaa ABO kan hin beekne mootummaan wayyaanee amma irraa kaasee dhaabuu qaba;

 

 

9. Maqaa shororkeessuumaan dhaaba keenya ABO yakkuun haa dhaabbatu;

 

 

10. Mirgi shamarranii fi hoj-dhabdootaa haa eegamuu;

 

 

11. Oromiyaan ni bilisoomti;

 

 

12. Muktaar Kadir Oromoo bakka bu’uu hin danda’u, Oromoof kan dhaabbatan, dhiiga Oromummaa kan qaban haa filaman.

 

 

Kan jedhuun guyyoota lama dura magaalaa Mandii keessa barattootni walgayii irraa galan barruu bittimsanii turan, sochii fi kaka’umsi uummataa aanaa Manasibuu irratti ta’e gara magaalaa Najjootti cehuudhaan kaleessaa fi har’a jechuun Fulbaana 7 fi 8 sochiin jabaatee waan dhufeef humni waraana wayyanee federaala irraa Fulbaana 6 irraa kaasee halkan halkan gara sanatti guuramaa jiru, naannoo san kan qubatee jiru hanga har’aattis kan baayyinni isaa dabalaa dhufe halkan kaleessa Fulbaana 7 irraa kaasee aanaa Mandii, Najjoo fi naannoo isaa halkan sa’a 3:00 booda namni deemuu akka hin dandeenye ta’ee, namni daandii irra socho’u sa’a sadii booda humna waraana wayyaaneen qabamee reebamuu fi hidhamuu kan irratti raawwataa jiru tahuu isaa fi hawaasni jiraattootni lixa oromiyaa akka walii galaatti mootummaa wayyaanee mufachuudhaan fincila gaggeessuu irratti akka hiriiraa jiran gabaasni Qeerroo Mandii irraa addeessa.

 

 

– Qeerroo.org: http://goo.gl/sbRhxl

 

FDG Itti Fufuun Barattooti Oromoo Godina Lixa Shaggar Aanaa Calliyaa fi Geedoo Diddaa Qabsiisan.

diddaa9Fulbaana 5,2014 Mootummaan Wayyaanee EPRDF barattoota Oromoo  Godina Lixaa Shaggar Aanaa Calliyaa Geedoo irraa maqaa walga’ii jedhuun humna waraanatti fayyadamee torbee lamaaf Yuunibarsiitii Ambootti darara ture, bu’aa tokko malee FDG barattootatin waan xummurameef,  guyyaa har’aa gara maatii isanitti deebisuuf utuu konkolaataa tokkootti  barattoota humnaa ol fee’ee adeema jiruu karatti  balaa konkolaataa qaqqabsiiseen barattootni Oromoo 7 ol balaaf saaxilamaniru.

Walga’ii Wayyaaneen dirqamaan teesisaa ture irratti kayyoon mootummaa wayyaanee maqaa walga’ichaaf waame waan fashalaa’eef  karaatti balaa konkolaataa qaqabsiisuun  battalatti barattootni Oromoo aanaa calliyaa namootni 7 ol balaa ulfaataa fi salphaaf saaxilamaniiru. Barattootni balaa kanaan balaan irraa ga’een madeeffamanii midhamanii jiran :

  1. Barattuu ayyaantuu Leejjisaa
  2. Barattuu Tiblexi Taayyee
  3. Barataa Kumaa Dajanee
  4. Barataa maarii kanneen jedhaman barattootni Oromoo 7 madeefamani, yeroo amma kanatti waldhansa illee dhabuun rakkachaa jiraachuun ibsamera. Mootummaan wayyaanee barattoota karaa irratti balaa konkolaataa qaqqabsiise midhaa irraan ga’ee utuu mana yaalaa illee hin geessiin Magaalaa Geedoo keessatti konkolaataa irraa buusee kan biraa deebi’ee ta’uu madden keenya ijaan argan magaalaa Geedoo irraa nuuf gabaasan.

Yakkii dugugginsa sanyii barattoota Oromoo irratti mootummaan wayyaanee fudhachaa jiru seenaa keessatti kan dagatamu miti. Mootummaan abbaa irree  EPRDF  maqaa walga’ii jedhuun barattoota Oromoo nagaa qe’ee maatii isaanii irraa humna waraanaan dirqisiisee gara mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Oromiyaa garaagaraatti utuu geessuu fi deebisuu balaa konkolaataa qaqabsiisuun barattootni hedduun madeeffamanii kan qaama hir’adhatanii fi mada’aanii yaala ga’aa illee dhabuun rakkina guddaaf saaxilamaniru.  Jalqabbii walga’ii mootummaa wayyaanee injifannoo FDG barattoota Oromootiin xummurame kana irrattis Mootummaan wayyaanee Oromiyaa bakkoota garaagaraatti balaa konkolaataa barattoota Oromoo humnaan fe’ee adeemu irraan ga’uun barattoota hedduu irraan midhaa ulfaata ga’uun yeroo ammaa gariin isaanii illee yaalaa ga’aa dhabuun rakkachaa jiraachuun ibsame jira. Akkuma asiin dura isiniif gabaafne ture, Godina Kibba Lixa shawaa Magaalaa Diilallaa irraa barattoota Oromoo humna konkolaatatti fe’ee utuu gara Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaatti geessuu balaa qaqqabsiiseen barattootni Oromoo 20 olitti lakka’aman qaama madaa’anii yeroof hospitalaa Walisootti ergamuu gabaafne turre, Godina Kaaba Shawaa irraa gara Adaamaatti humnaan dirqee konkolaataan fe’ee utuu adeemaa jiruu balaa fakkataa bakka Caancoo jedhamtutti qaqqabsiisuun barattootni Oromoo 6 olitti lakka’aman balaa kanaan qamaa madeeffamuun waldhansa illee kan hin argatne ta’uu fi Godina Lixa shawaa aanaa Gindabarat irraa barattoota Oromoo humna waraanaan dirqee fe’ee utuu adeemuu balaa konkolaataa fakkataa geesisuun barattootni Oromoo hedduun midhaaf saaxilamuu gabaasaa keenya yeroo sanaa keessatti tuqnee jirra.

Wayyaanee ERDF/TPLF/OPDO’n guyyaa saafaa itti yaaduun yakkaa dugugginsa sanyii uummata keenya irraatti raawwacha jirti, kan rasaasan reebdee, kan tootcherii garaagaraan ajjeesaa, kan jumlaan guurtee hidhaa , kaan barnoota irraa arii’achaa har’a geesse malee akka fedhii uummata keenyaatiin tole jennee bitamaa hin jirree ragaan uummata bal’a Oromoo irra darbee addunyaa biyyaa lafaa hubacha jira.

Goototni barattootni Oromoo maal balleessanii??? Gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo  karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii seeraan qindeeffachuun barreeffatanii karaa nagaa gaafatan, Oromiyaan kan uummata Oromooti jedha, Oromoon biyyaa abbaa isaa fi uummata isaa ofiin bulchuu qaba malee halagaan nu bulchuu hin qabuu jedhan, Finfinneen hadhura Oromiyaati fiyidaa guddaa uummata Oromoof kennuu qabdi bulchiinsi Finfinnee Oromiyaa jalatti deebi’uu qaba jedhan, Master Pilaaniin Finfinnee Oromoo ni miidha malee hin fayyaduu jedhan,  Qabeenyaa uummata Oromoo saamuun dhaabbachuu qabaa gaaffii jedhuu fi wkkf waan gaafataniif  yakki diinummaa kun irratta akka rawwatamu ta’aa jira.

Kanuma keessa Goototni dargaggootni Qeerroon Oromoo bifa gurmaa’ee fi karaa qindoominaa fi qaroomina qabuun FDG jabeessuun mootummaa humna waraanaan Oromiyaa bitaa jiruun nu hin bittuu, hin bitamnuu mirga keenyaaf duuna, gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba, hidhaa hin sodaannuu, du’a hin sodaannuu jechuun harka qullaa waraana wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuun qabsoo finiinsuun walga’ii mootummaan shororkeessaa wayyaanee yakka gochaa jiruuf deebii sirrii nuuf hin kenineetti qabsoon FDG daran jabaatee itti fufa jechuun ibsa ejjennoo garaagaraa qopheeffachuun uummataaf bittinneessuun walga’ii wayyaanee irratti wareegama qaalii kanfaluun fudhatama dhabsiisuun xummuran.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/06/fdg-itti-fufuun-barattooti-oromoo-godina-lixa-shaggar-aanaa-calliyaa-fi-geedoo-diddaa-qabsiisan/

 

Breaking News:- Barattooti Oromoo Yuuniversitii Jimmaa FDG Itti Fufuun Waraana Wayyaanee Agaazii Jedhamu Waliin Wal Qabaa Jiru.

diddaa9Fulbaana 4,2014 Goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa FDG qabsiisuun guyyaa har’aa walga’ii Wayyaanee guyyaa 15nif teesisaa turte irratti gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa gaafachaa turreef deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba jechuun walga’ii wayyaanee fashalsan.
Goototni dargaggootni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa irratti Godina kibba lixa Shawaa fi Godina Jimmaa irra walitti
qabamanii walga’ii dirqamaan Wayyaaneen guyyaa 15nif teesisaa turte irratti gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo gaafachaa turreef hanga guyyaa har’aatti deebiin nuuf kennamee jiruu: Hidhaa, reebichaa, ajjeechaa, barnoota irraa arii’amuu, mirga dimookiraasii fi namommaa sarbamuudha.Adeemsi kun ittumaa FDGtti nu jabeessa malee kaayyoo keenyaa fi mirga keenyaafi mirga uummata keenyaa kabachiisuu irraa duubatti nu hin deebisu jechuun guyyaa kaleessaa halkan guutuu barruulee warraqsaa fi ibsa ejjennoo qabxii 12 of irraa qabu kan gaaffii uummata Oromoo waliigalaa qabate uummataafi mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa Agriculture fi saayinsii fi Teekinooloojii keessaa bittineessa buluun guyyaa har’aa ammoo FDG qabsiisuun mootummaa Wayyaanee raasuu itti fufan.

Goototni barattootni Oromoo irree fi gaachana uummata Oromoo ta’an guyyaa har’aa wayita ergamtichi wayyaanee kan uummata Oromoo bakka bu’uu hin dandeenye Muktar Kadir karaa foddaa Plasmaa ergaa mootummaa fashistii Wayyaanee EPRDF dabarsaa jirutti olola farreen nageenyaa fi mootummaa shororkeessa hin dhageenyu jechuun mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa mooraa Agriculture fi Saayinsii fi Teekinooloojii keessatti wayyaaneen dirqamaan walitti qabdee turte FDG qabsiisuun mootummaa wayyaanee balaaleffachuun eenyummaa dargaggoota Oromoo dhugaatti ifatti diinatti argisiisan. Oromiyaan Mootummaa mataa ishee hin qabdu Muktaar nu bulchuu hin danda’uu ergamaan Wayyaanee Muktaar Oromoos bakka hin bu’u jechuun mormiin haammate.

Yeroo amma kanatti goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa waraanaa Wayyaanee agaazii fi poolisoota Federaalaa Wayyaanee EPRDF waliin waldura dhaabbachuun sagalee mormii guddaa dhageesisaa jiru. Waraanni Wayyaanee akka barattootni mooraa keessa gadi hin bane mooraa keessatti ittisuun barattoota Oromoo meeshaa tokko of harkaa hin qabnee qawween dura dhaabbachaa jiru.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/04/breaking-news-barattooti-oromoo-yuuniversitii-jimmaa-fdg-itti-fufuun-waraana-wayyaanee-agaazii-jedhamu-waliin-wal-qabaa-jiru/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walgahiin Dirqanii Amansiisuu Xumurame. Yuuniversitii Haromyyaa Keessattis Diiddaan Barattootaa Itti Fufe‏

Gabaasa Qeerroo Yuuniversiti Haromayyaa irraa Fulbana 3,2014

 

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Walgayiin barattootaa guyyoota 15f oromiyaa Yuuniversitiilee garagaraa 9nuu qondalota wayyaanee koreewwan giddu galeessaa OPDO caasaa isaanii of jalatti qabataniin gageessaa jiraachuu fi yuuniversitiilee irratti barattootni gaaffiwwan mirgaa adda addaa kaasuudhaan hnga har’aa Fulbaana 3tti kan adeemsifame tahuu isaa gabaasaa turuun keenya ni yaadatama. Akka karoora walgayii kanaatti guyyaan itti xumuramu Fulbaana 6kan ture mootumaan wayyaanee sodaa barattoota irraa qabuun har’uma ka’ee walgayiin kun akka xumuramu taasifame. Har’a Fulbaana 3 xumuranii gara biyya isaanii bakka dhufanitti haa deebi’an jedhamuudhaan qarshii isaanii guyyaatti kennamaa ture walitti qabaa qarshii 420barattootaaf kennamee guyyaa boruu gara qe’ee dhufaniitti akka deebi’an labsiin labsame, akkuma beekamu gaaffileen mirgaa hedduun gaafatamaa tureera, gaaffin sun utuu hin deebi’in murtoon gara biyya galuu murteeffame, Aka gabaasni Qeerroo yuunniversitii Haromayaa irraa ibsutti FDG guyyaa har’a Fulbaana 3 mooraa sanatti qabate dhimma gaaffiwwan gaafatamaa tureef deebiin sirna qabeessaa dhabamuu isaati,maatii keenyatti kan gallu mootummaan gaaffii qulqulluu rakkoo uummata keenya furuuf dhiyaate irratti deebiin sirna kennamuu qaba,nuti saba keenya bakka buunee,ilmaan oromoo oromiyaa keessa jiru bakka buunetu jirra,har’a gaaffii keenyatti qoosaa fi irra dibaadhaan cina darbuun borus uummata oromoo rakkina keessa buusudhan kanjedhuun fincila kaasani jiraachuu gabaasni Qeerroo kan addeessuudha,kanumaan wal qabsiisee mootummaan wayyaanee battaluma sochiin barattootaa mooraa kanatti dhalateen humni waraanaa bakka bahe hin beekamne gara sanatti bobbaasee jiraachuu, mooraan yuuniversitii Haromayyaa waraana Wayyaaneen kan marfamte tahu ishee gabaasni Qeerroo addeessa.Akkasuma dhimma durgoo kennuu irrattis barattootni yuuniversitii Wallaggaa,Amboo fi Adaamaa akkasuma Jimmaa durgoon nuuf kenname kuni barumsaaf darbee nun tajaajilu jechuudhaan gaaffii kaasanii akka jiran,walgayiin kun har’a kan xumurame tahus barataan ammallee mooraa yuuniversitii keessaa kan hin baane tahuu isaa gabaasni Qeerroo addeessa.

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/03/walgahiin-dirqanii-amansiisuu-xumurame-yuuniversitii-haromyyaa-keessattis-diiddaan-barattootaa-itti-fufe%E2%80%8F/

 

Goototni dargaggootni Oromoo gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa kaachisuun FDG gaggeessuun mootummaa Wayyaanee qaanessuu itti fufan. Birraa (September) 2014. #OromoProtests

 

 Walgayiin barattootaa adeemsuma gaaffiwwan dhiyeessuutiin Yuuniversitii hunda irratti kan itti fufeedha. YuuniversitiiwwanAmboo,Wallagga,Jimmaa, Adaamaa fi kkf keessatti gaaffileen mirgaa dhiyaachaa jiran deebii argachu kan hin dandeenye ta’ullee ammas barataan kam iyyuu walgayii irratti hirmaachaa kan jiran gaaffiin deebii argachuu qabuuuf deebii dhabuun isaa sodaa mootummaa Wayyaanee barattootaa irraa qabu tahuun isaa waan beekameef dabalata Yuuniversitiilee hunda irratti barataan kamuu mooraadhaa ala bahu akka hin dandeenye hanga guyyaan walgayiin kun xumuramuutti mootummaan murtoo kan baase tahuu gabaasni Qeerroo addeessa. Keessattuu Yuuniversitii Wallaggaa irratti barataan mooraadhaa ala bahuu hin danda’u jedhamee murtoon guyyoota sadii asitti waan baheef barattootni diddaa jabeessaa jiru.
Gaaffiin hin fuudhamu, dhimma guddina biyyaa fi qulqullina barumsaa irratti mareen barattootaa kan itti fufu malee gaaffii dhuunfaa fi dhimmi uummataa kana booda ka’uu hin qabu kan jedhus mootummaan Wayyaanee ibsa baasaa akka jiru gabaasni caasaa mootummaa irraanis ibsa. Walgayiin barattootaa guyyoota borus kan itti fufu waan ta’eef sochii fi fincilli barattootaa ammas haaluma wal fakkaatuun itti fufiinsa irra akka jirus qeerroon gabaasa.
Gama biraan mootummaan Wayyaanee Yuunivarsitii Harammayyaa keessatti walitti qabamuun ololaa afaan faajjii irratti gaggeessa jirtu mormuun Iyyaannoo marasaa 2ffaa kan gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa qabxii 10 of irraa qabu galfachuun walga’ii wayyaanee fudhachaa akka hin jirre ibsatan. http://qeerroo.org/2014/09/01/gaaffii-hin-fudhatnu-isa-isinitti-himnu-qofa-fudhaa-jedhchuun-hogganooti-wayyaanee-barattoota-oromoo-mirga-gaaffii-dhorkaa-jiru/

 

 

Oromia: Enhanced Master Plan to Continue Committing the Crimes of Genocide
The actions taken were aimed at destroying Oromo farmers or at rendering them extinct.

~Ermias Legesse, Ethiopia’s exiled EPRDF Minister

August 30, 2014 (Oromo Press) — The announcement of the implementation of the Addis Ababa Master Plan (AAMP) was just an extension of an attempt by EPRDF government at legalizing its plans of ridding the Oromo people from in and around Finfinne by grabbing Oromo land for its party leaders and real estate developers from the Tigrean community. The act of destroying Oromo farmers by taking away their only means of survival—the land—precedes the current master plan by decades. Ermias Legesse, exiled EPRDF Deputy Minister of Communication Affairs, acknowledged his own complicity in the destruction of 150,000[1] Oromo farmers in the Oromia region immediately adjacent to Finfinne. He testifies that high-level TPLF/EPRDF officials are responsible for planning and coordinating massive land-grab campaigns without any consideration of the people atop the land. Ermia’s testimony is important because it contains both the actus reus and dolus specials of the mass evictions[2]:

Once while in a meeting in 1998 (2006, Gregorian),the Ethiopian Prime Minster Meles Zenawi , we (ERPDF wings) used to go to his office every week, said. Meles led the general party work in Addis Ababa. We went to his office to set the direction/goal for the year. When a question about how should we continue leading was asked, Meles said something that many people may not believe. ‘Whether we like it or not nationality agenda is dead in Addis Ababa.’ He spoke this word for word. ‘A nationality question in Addis Ababa is the a minority agenda.’ If anyone were to be held accountable for the crimes, everyone of us have a share in it according to our ranks, but mainly Abay Tsehaye is responsible. The actions taken were aimed at destroying Oromo farmers or at rendering them extinct. 29 rural counties were destroyed in this way. In each county there are more or less about 1000 families. About 5000 people live in each Kebele (ganda) and if you multiply 5000 by 30, then the whereabouts of 150,000 farmers is unknown.

Zenawi’s statement “the question of nationality is a dead agenda in Addis Ababa” implies that the Prime Minister planned the genocide of the Oromo in and around Finfinne and others EPRDF officials followed suit with the plan in a more aggressive and formal fashion.

Announcement of the Addis Ababa Master Plan and Massacres and Mass Detentions

AAMP was secretly in the making for at least three years before its official announcement in April 2014.[3] The government promoted on local semi-independent and state controlled media the sinister plan that already evicted 2 million Oromo farmers and aims at evicting 8-10 million and at dividing Oromia into east and west Oromia as a benevolent development plan meant to extend social and economic services to surrounding Oromia’s towns and rural districts. Notwithstanding the logical contradiction of claiming to connect Oromia towns and rural aanaalee (districts) to “economic and social” benefits by depopulating the area itself, the plan was met with strong peaceful opposition across universities, schools and high schools in Oromia. Starting with the Ambo massacre that claimed the lives of 47 people in one day[4], Ethiopia’s army and police killed over 200 Oromo students, jailed over 2000 students, maimed and disappeared countless others over a five-month period from April-August 2014. Read more @http://oromopress.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

Barsiisoti Kolleejjii Barsiisota Jimmaa Imaamata Sirna Wayyaanee Mormuun FDG Eegalan
Hagayya (August) 29, 2014 | Qeerroo.org

Mootumman Wayyaanee EPRDF gaaffii mirgaa uumanni Oromoo gaafataa jiruu fi diddaa sirnichaa bakka hundaa itti qabatee jiru dura dabbachuu fi sochii qindaa’aa uummata hunda hirmachisaa jiru irraa soda guddaa keessa seenuun hojjetoota mootummaa sadarkaa garaagaraa irra jiraniif maqaa mindaa hojjetoota parsentii(%) guddaan daballee jirra jedhuun ololli ofaama ture fincilaa hojjetootaa qabsiisaa jira.

Godina Jimmaatti barsiisotni kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa maqaa daballii mindaan walqabatee olollii ofamaa ture kan mirga keenya sarbudha malee mirga keenya hojjettootaa waan kabachiisuu miti, mootummaan kaleessa mindaan keessan persantii guddaan jechuun parseentii 58% fi isaa oliin isiniif dabalamee jira jechuun FDG dargaggootni Oromoo fi uummatni Oromoo waliigalatti gaggeessa jiru fuul-dura dhaabbachuun sochii karaa hojjetoota dhalachaa jiru dhaamsuuf olola isaa butatee fiigaa tur.Mindaa hojjetoota barasiisota koollejjii kanneen wajjiraalee secteroota garaagaraa irra hojjetanii 28% perooliin akka hojjetamuu yeroo murtee dabarsan warrii mootummaa naannoo Oromiyaa bakka buuna jedhan OPDO’n mallatteessuun yeroo fudhattee soba Wayyaaneen dura 58% tiin miindaan keessan isiniif dabalame jechuun ololaa ture, ammo gara 28% gadi buusuun peroliin akka hojjetamuu gochuun FDG tti barsiisotni fi hojjetootni Aanotaa fi sekteroota garaagaraa irra hojjechaa jiran akka seenan ta’ee jira.

Adeemsa Wayyaaneen daballii mindaa 58%tiin dabalee jettee gara 28%tti gadi deebisuun hojjettootaaf akka kanfalamuu gochaa jirtuu kana naannoo Oromiyaa qofa keessatti malee naannooleen Amhaaraa, Tigiraay fi Kibbaa hin hin mallatteesinuu mediadhan ibsa godhaa jechuun kan morman yeroo ta’uu ergamtootni Wayyaanee Oromiyaa bulchaa jirra jettuu immoo mallateessuun fudhachuun haalan kan hojjetoota dheekamsiisa jiru yeroo ta’u, guyyaa har’aa kana yeroo dhagaa’an barsiisotni Oromoo kolleejjii barsiisota Jimmaa barnoota gannaa barsiisaa jiran guutummaatti hojii dhaabani mirgi keenya kabajamuu qaba. Mindaan kan nuuf dabalamus yoo ta’ee ogeessa waan taaneef gatii Ogummaa keenyaa tajajila kenninuuf malee mirga keenya sarbuuf bilisummaa keenya mulquuf kan dabalamaa jiruu fi olola sobaa ofaamaa ture hin fudhannu jechuun hojii barsiisuumma dhaaban.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee sochii FDG biyya keessatti gama hundaan hudhee isa qabee jirun aangoo irra darbamuuf kan jiru yeroo amma kanatti gaaffiilee gama hundaan hudhanii Wayyaanee qabanii jiraniif deebii tokko illee dhabuun uummata sodaachisuu qofaaf jedhee humna waraanaa off harkaa qabu konkolaatatti fe’ee Oromiyatti guura jira. Adeemsi kunis mootummaa wayyaanee kufaatii irra kan hin olchine ta’uu fi mirga ofii caalmatti akka falmataniif kan nama kakaasuu malee duubatti kan nama hin deebisne ta’uun ibsama jira.

– Qeerroo.org: http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/29/barsiisoti-kolleejjii-barsiisota-jimmaa-imaamata-sirna-wayyaanee-mormuun-fdg-eegalan/

 

 

 

Diddaa Barattoota Oromoo Yuuniverstii Wallaggaa Hagayya (August) 27, 2014   #OromoProtests, Wallaggaa University, Western Oromia.

Diddaan Barattoota Oromoo Yunversitii Wallaggaa Caalaatti Hammaate. Waraanni Agaazii Barattaa 810 Eda Hidhuun FDG Daran Finiinse | Sagalee Guutuu FDG Guyyaa Har’aa Hagayya 27, 2014 Deemaa Jiru Irraa Hamma Tokko

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/27/breaking-news-yuniversitiin-wallaggaa-dirree-waraanaa-taate-wayyaaneen-humna-loltuu-fi-meeshaa-waraanaanbarataan-oromoo-harka-duwwaa-sagalee-isaan-walitti-litti-bobbaan-barataan-oromoo-tokk/

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Breaking News Hagayyaa (August)  26/2014
Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa galgala irraa eegaluun halkan baratoonni sagalee mormii guddaa dheekkamsaan guutame dhageessisan.FDG barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Amboon qabsiifame daran jabaachuun Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaatti itti fufe. Mootummaan FDG kana dhaabuuf humna Waraanaa Agaazii Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaatti ol galchuun halkaniin dhukaasa doormii barattoota irratti banee, sagalee dhukaasaa guddaatu mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa irraa dhagaa’ama. Dhukaasaa kanaan halkan kana barataan Oromoo tokko rasaasaan akka madaa’e fi haalii kun barattoota Oromoo dheekamsiisee FDG ittumaa jabaachuun barattootni halkan keessa gara sa:aa 9tti Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii keessa naanna’uun dhadannoo guddaa dhageesisan, Goototni barattootni Oromoo kunneen gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaaf deebiin kennaamuu qaba, walga’iin wayyaanee faayidaa tokko iyyuu hin qabu jechuun dhaadannoo adda addaa akka dhageessiisaa turan beekameera.

#OromoProtests 27 August  2014

 

Hagayya 21/2014 Irraa eegaluun mootummaan Wayyaanee maqaa walgahii jedhuun barattoota Oromoo University Oromiyaa keessa jiran 8 irratti walitti qabuun shororkeessuu fi olola afaafajjii gaggeessuuf jecha karooraan dabballoota wayyaanee amanamoo fi garaaf bultoota Oromiyaa keessa bobbaasuun qabsoo FDG dura dhaabachuuf akeekni wayyaanee bakkoota hedduutti fashalaa’aa jira.

Hagayya (August) 26 Bara 2014

Barattootni Oromoo Godina Wallagga bahaa , Horroo Guduruu Wallaggaa fi Qeellam Wallagga irraa University Wallaggaatti walitti qabuun walgahiin wayyaanee gaggeeffamaa jiru hanga guyyaa har’atti milkii tokko malee mormii guddaan wayyaanee kan mudatee fi walgahichi barattoota Oromootiin fudhatama dhabee danqamee jiraachuun gabaafamera. Walgahii kana irrattis barattootni Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa fi iyyata galfachuun mirgi hiriira nagaa gochuu akka
hayyamamuuf gaafatan, walga’iin wayyaanee kunis fudhatamaa kan hin qabnee fi uummata Oromoo kan hin fayyadne ta’uu barattootni ifatti gaafachuun gabaafamera.

Walgahiin wayyaanee kun Oromiyaa bakkota hedduutti mormii barattootan fashaala’a jiraachuun hubatamera. Keessattuu Godina shawaa lixaa Amboo, Godina Jimmaa , Iluu A/Booraa, wallagga Lixaa fi wallagga bahaatti sochiin barattoota Oromoo wayyaanee haalan raasee boqonna dhorkuun gabaafamera.

Godina wallagga bahaatti barattoota manneen barnoota sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qophaa’ina barattoota bara kana qorumsa kutaa 12ffaa qoramanii University seenuuf jiraniif illee Onoota godinichaa irratti qopheessuun mormii guddaan barattoota kutaa 12ffaa irraas haala walfakkaatuun wayyaanee mudachuun wayyaanee fi ergamtoota lukkeelee wayyaanee OPDO abdii kutachiisa jiraachuun gabaafamera.

Walga’ii kanarratti barattootni mana barumsaa sadarkaa 2ffaa Biiftuu Naqemtee barattootni kutaa 12ffaa walitti qabamanii turanwayyaanee irraatti fincila guddaa kachiisuun gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin nuuf hin kennamne, walgahii keessan hin fudhannu gadi nu gadhiisa jechuun ergamtoota wayyaanee jeeqan.

Ergamtootni wayyaanees barattoota nu jeeqaa jiran kanneen University fi kutaa 12ffaas yoo ta’ee walgahii kana irraa isin ariina jechuun gaaffii barattootaaf deebii dhabnaan kana deebisan.

Barattootni Oromoo University garaa garaa irraa University Wallaggaa damee Gimbii, Shaambuu fi University Wallaggaa Naqemteetti walitti qabaman hanga guyyaa har’atti walgahii wayyaanee hin fudhannuu jechuun mormii guddaa waltajjii wayyaanee irratti kaachisuun garaaf bultoota wayyaanee boqonnaa
dhorkachuun abdii kutachiisa jiraachuun gabaafame.

Bakkota sadan irraa iyyuu FDG guddatu ka’a jedhamee waan eegamuuf humni waraanaa wayyaanee lakkofsi guddaan Shaambuu, Naqemtee fi Gimbii irra qubsiifamuun gabaafamera. Sochiin barattoota yeroo ammaa kanatti haalan kan ho’ee fi uummata FDG kan dammqsee jiru ta’uun immoo ittumaa wayyaanee fi lukkee wayyaanee OPDO yaaddeessee jira. Haaluma kanaan walgahiin wayyaanee kun FDG guddaan xummuramuuf jira.

MADDA ODUU SBO/VOL Hagayya (August)  26 Bara 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oduu Ammee(Breaking News) Hagayyaa (August) 23/2014

#OromoProtests News/ Ambo
Goototni Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Amboo ganama har’aa guyyaa 3ffaaf FDG gaggeessa jiran jabeessuun barruulee Leenjii fi kitaaboota leenjiif wayyaaneen qopheesitee walitti guuruun ibiddaan gubanii FDG haalan jabaaseen itti fufee. Goototni qeerroon dargaggootni barattootni Oromoo Oromoon utuu jumlaan hidhamuu, Ajjeefamuu, gara dabarfamuu, Barnoota irraa Arii’amuu waraanaan doorsifamnee Walga’ii Wayyaanee taa’uun hirmii nyaachuudha
jechuun FDG ittifufinsa qabuun wayyaanee fi loltoota wayyaanee Agaazii jedhamu dura dhaabbachaa jiru.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/23/barattooti-oromoo-yuuniversitii-amboo-kitaaba-ololaa-ittiin-dirqiin-uumata-amansiisuuf-wayyaanoti-qopheessan-gutummaatti-guban/

 

BREAKING NEWS: Goototni Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Amboo “Oromiyaa Dabarsinee Hin Kenninu” Jedhchuun FDG Itti Fufan
Hagayya/August 23, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

Har’a Hagayyaa 23/2014

LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN0HJlCeDv4

Goototni Barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Amboo ganama keessaa sa’atii 12:00 hiriira nagaa mormii sina Wayyaanee guddaa mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo keessatti hiriiruun gara magaalaatti ba’uuf sagalee mirgii keenyaa nuuf haa kabajamu, gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin nuuf haa keennamu, Oromoo ajjeessuun, hidhuun, barnoota irraa arii’achuun, gara dabarsuun dhaabbachuu qaba, biyyaa keenyarratti, maaliif ajjeefamna, mootummaan kaleessa dhukaasee nu ajjeessuu har’a akkamitti walga’ii nu teesisuu danda’aa??? Master Plan Finfinnee guutummatti haqamuu qaba.

Gagma biraan ilmaan Oromoo Oromummaan hidhaman hiikamuu qabu, Oromummaan Yakka miti, qabeenya Oromoo gurguruun dhaabbachuu qaba. Mirgii Angoo siyaasaa qooddachuu uummata keenyaaf haa kabajamuu, Oromoon ofiin of bulchuu qaba, mirgii dimookiraasii nuuf haa kabajamuu, mirgii namoommaa nuuf haa kabajamuu,waraanaan doorsifamuun nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba jechuun sagaalee guddaadhaan barattootni gara Kumaatamaan lakkaawaman tilmaaman Yuunibarsiitii garaagaraa irraa barachaa turanii Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaawwaan 18 fi bulchiinsaa magaalaa 3 irraa walitti qabaman hiriira guddaa gaggeessa
jiru.

Mootummaan Wayyaanee kaleessaa galgala mormii gootota barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Amboo keessaatti gaggeeffamaa jiru dhaabsisuuf tarkaanfii waraanaa fudhachuun humna waraanaa Agaazii jedhamuu barattootatti gadhiisuun barattoota doormii isaan keessa bulan irra adeemsisuun barattoota reebsisaa bule, barattootni hedduun madaa’anii hospitaala Amboo galani jiru. Magaalaan Amboo halkanii guyyaa raafama guddaa keessa jirti waraannii wayyaanee kun uummataa magaalaa keessa iyyaa barattoota dhaga’ee birmachaa jiruu reebaa bule, kun utuu kanaan jiruu goototni ilmaan Oromoo guyyaa har’aa ganamaa barii kana irraa eegaluun FDG haalaan qindaa’a ta’e itti kaasuun hiriiraa guddaan sagalee guddaan bilisummaa uummata Oromoof falmii dorgommii hin qabne gaggeessa jiru. Waraannii wayyaanee Agaazii jedhamuu humnaa ol bobbaafamee Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii keessatti gadi ittisuuf yaalii guddaa godhuyyuu ilmaan Oromoo soda tokko malee jala dhaabbachuun hiriiraan yeroo amma kana galma Yuunibarsiitiicha gara Magaalaa Ambootti baasuu irra sagalee dhaadannoo guddaa dhageessisa jiru.

– Qeerroo.org: http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/23/breaking-news-hara-hagayyaa-232014-goototni-barattootni-oromoo-yuunibarsiitii-amboo-oromiyaa-dabarsinee-hin-kenninu-jedhchuun-fdg-itti-fufan/

 

 

 

 

Hogganoota OPDO 9 n Kan Durfamu Aangawoonni Wayyaanee Sochii Barattoota Oromoo Tasgabbeessuuf Jecha Diqama TPLF Irraa Kennameen Bobba’an
Hagayya/August 23, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune/ Gadaa.com

Walgayiin Eegalun Dura Orientation Barattootaaf Kenname Irratti Gaaffii fi Yaada Barattootni Kaasaan Walfaana dhihaate.

Hogganooti OPDO bakkoota adda addaa itti bobba’an qabxiilee gaaffii ta’ee barattoota irraa dhihaateef deebii kallattiin kennuu irraa hanqatanii isin warri gaaffii siyaasaa kaaftan ABO dha jechuu dhaan yakkuu fi doorsisuun itti fufanii jiru.

Yuuniversitii kanneen akka Amboo, Jimmaa, Mattuu, Naqamtee, Haromaa fi Bulee Horaa keessatti faaruun ABO fi WBO faarsu akkasumas qabsoo Oromoo ilaalu ka’ee qondaaltotaa fi loltoota Wayyaanee jeeqaa tureera.

Qabxiileen Barattootnii fi Gaggeessitootni OPDO Irratti Walii Hin Galin Hafan

– Dhimma bakkee ba’ani bulu fi seensa doormii sa’a 4:00 irratti tahuu kuni dirqamatti tahuu qabaadha, gaggeessitooni garuu barattoota Oromoo waliin walii galuu hin dandeenye,

– Akka walii galaatti waltajjii sana irratti barattootni waa’ee saaminsa lafaa, hidhamuu barattootaa, waluma gala jireenya gadadoo Oromoo fi durgoo, waa’ee hojii yeroo gannaa irratti yaada isaanii dubbatani jiru, kana irratti gaggeessitootni yaada barattootaa fudhachuu hin dandeenye,

– Irra jireessatti barattootni waltajjii kana irratti fedha isaaniitiin marii mataa isaanii mari’achuutti fedha akka qabanis ibsatanii jiru,

– Keessumattuu Godina Baalee waltajjii kana irratti marii yaadaa fesha isaanii akka qabanii fi yaadni isaanii guutamuu akka qabu aka dirqiitti mootummaa hubachiisanii jiru, barattootni haala oromiyaan irra jirtus xiinxala keessa galchanii marii gaggeessanii jiru,

– Akkasuma yuuniversitii Amboo, Jimmaa, Haromayaa fi Bulee Horaa irratti kaayyoo ABO kan adeemsisanii fi faaruu ABO faarsuu irratti dhageessisanii jiru,

– Walii galatti walgayichi erga jalqabameen booda godinaalee tokko tokko irraa gaaffii miseensummaa fudhachuu dhiisuu isaanii fi yaada gaggeessitoota irraa dhiyaatu fudhachuu diduu fi callisuun barattootaa kuni ifatti bahee jira, isaan keessaa kanneen akka Iluu Abbaa Booraa yuuniversitii Mattuu, yuuniversitii Bulee Horaa, yuuniversitii Wallaggaa kan akka Najjoo, Horroo irraa dhufan hubatamee jira,

– Dursa eegalamuu walgayin dura yaadnii fi gaaffiin ijoo rakkoo uumata Oromoo irratti hidhatee dhiyaatan hedduu waan isaan dursee yaaddesseef Yuuniversitii dubbiin ka’a jedhamee shakkamutti human waraanaa mijeeffatanii akka jiran odeeffannaaleen garagaraa dhiyaatan ibsa.

– Qeerroo.org: http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/22/hogganooti-opdo-9-n-kan-durfamu-aangawoonni-wayyaanee-sochii-barattoota-oromoo-tasgabbeessuuf-jecha-diqama-tplf-irraa-kennameen-bobbaan/

 

 

 

Goototni Dargaggootni Oromoo Yuuniversitii Jimmaa Walggahii Wayyaanee lagachuun FDG Itti Fufan

Hagayya 22,2014 Jimmaa

diddaa9Goototni ilmaan Oromoo Yuuniversiitiin Jimmaa dirree qaroomaa, dirree hayyuun keessa dhugaa uummata isaaf falmatuu fi lafa seenaa qabsoo dargaggoota Oromoo bara kanati malee lafa dabballeen Wayyaanee irra garmaamuun dhugaa Oromoo awwaaltu miti jechuun goototni sabboontootni barattootni Oromoo walga’ii Wayyaanee irrati FDG gaggeessuuf guyyaa kaleessa galgala irraa eegaluun barruulee warraaqsaa fi Iyyaannoo isaanii qindeeffachuun magaalaa Jimmaa fi yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa keessatti bittinneessuun qophii barbaachisuu gochuun guyyaa har’aa FDG karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii ta’een qabsiisan.Haluma kanaan sochii isaanii jabeessuun iyyaannoo barattoota Oromoo marsaa 2ffaa jedhuu  kan gaaffii 10 of irraa qabu galfachuun gaaffii asiin dura gaafatneef deebiin nuuf haa kennaamu, mirgii hiriira nagaa gochuu nuuf haa eeyyamamuu, jechuun gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa uummata Oromoo gaafachuun dhaadannoowwaan armaan gadii dhageesisuun ganama sa’aa 3:30 irraa eegaluun FDG bifa qindaa’een qabsiisan.

  • Mootummaan shororkeessan nu hin bulchuu,
  • Oromoo ajjeesuun dhaabbachuu qaba,
  • Gaaffii mirgaa gaafatneef deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba,
  • Nuti Waraana hin barbaannuu, Nuti dimookiraasii nagaatti amanna,
  • Mirgootni dimookiraasii fi namummaa nuuf haa kabajamuu,
  • Sababaa gaaffii mirgaa fi Dimookiraasii gaafatneef ilmaan Oromoo jumlaan hidhaman haa hiikaman,
  • Ilmaan Oromoo mootummaan Wayyaanee ajjeeseef itti gaafatamummaa fudhachuun kaasaa fi gumaan Uummata Oromoo kanfalamuu qaba,
  • Oromiyaan kan uummata Oromooti,
  • Oromoon tokkummaa, bilisuummaa fi walabummaa barbaadna.
  • Uummatni Oromoo mootummaa mataa keenya waan hin qabneef mootummaa uummata keenya bakka bu’uu danda’uu ni hundeeffanna.
  • Mootummaan uummata bulchuu hin ajjeessu, hin hidhuu, barnoota irraa hin arii’atu, mootummaan EPRDF garuu Oromoo hidhee, ajjeesee, barnoota irraa ariitee jira.
  • Oromoon mirgaa abbaa biyyummaa isaa fi Dimookiraasiif falmachaa jira.
  •  Walga’ii humna waraanaan dirqamnee hin hirmaannuu, ,-Waraannii wayyaanee Mooraa barnootaa keessa ba’uu qaba kanneen jedhan dhageesisuun FDG finiinsa jiru.

  Kana malees goototni barattootni Oromoo ejjeennoo isaanii jabeessuun walleewwaan warraqsaa kan ABO fi uummata Oromoo farsuu dabaree wal harkaa fuudhuun Mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa mooraa saayinsii fi Teechnology bakka walga’iin wayyaanee gaggeeffamaa jirutti FDG qabsiisuun Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa kana keessa naanna’uun leencii Oromoo Amboo fi Jimmaarra baroodee jechuun bookkisaa jiru,

Mootummaan Wayyaanee akkuma amala isaa FDG irratti dhoofameen waan qabee gadhiisuu dhabuun hoomaa waraanaa fi poolisaa magaalaa Jimmaa fi Yuunibarsiitii Jimmatti bobbaasuun warraaqsa barattoota Oromoo dura dhaabbachuufi sodachisuuf yaalii guddaa godhullee goototni barattootni Oromoo sodaa tokko malee gaaffii mirgaa fi dimookiraasii finiinsuu murteeffachuun fincila qabsiisan, ilmaan Oromoo hundaaf dhaamsa Oromoo ka’ii mirga kee deeffadhu, mirga keenyaaf Oromummaa keenyaaf harka walqabannee haa kanuu jechuun dhaamsa dabarsataniiru, hordoftoota keenyaaf leellistoota qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo gabaasaa kanaaf waraabbii sagalee fi vedio waan qabnuuf rakkoo networkf ariitiin nuf fe’amuu didee warraabbii kana itti aansuun kan isin qaqqabsiifnu ta’uu ni hubachiifna. #OromoProtests  22nd August 2014

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/22/goototni-dargaggootni-oromoo-yuuniversitii-jimmaa-walggahii-wayyaanee-lagachuun-fdg-itti-fufan/

 

 

 

 

 

FDG Marsaa Lammaffaa Qeerroo Yuuniversitii Amboon Qabate Wallagaa,Mattuu fi Bulee Horaatti Ce’e

Oromiyaa godina Shawaa Lixaa keessatti FDG marsaa lammaffaa qabate itti fufee dargaggoonni Oromoo dirqisiifamanii walgahii Wayyaanotaa dhaqan waamicha Wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuun FDG itti fufanii jiru.Haala kanaan barattooti Oromoo Yuuniversitiilee Amboo,Wallagga Bahaa,Mattuu fi Bulee Horaa irratti guyyaa har’aa Hagayya 21,2014 walgayi hogganooti Wayyaanee taasisaniifii  diiganii gara gaaffii mirgaa fi miidhaa uummataa Oromoo irra jiru haa dhaabbatuuf FDG kaasanii jiru.Haala kanaan loltooti Wayyaanee har’a Bulee Horaa irratti waraanni ABO uumata fakkaatee magaalaa jiru sababa jedhuun uumata jeeqaa turaniiru. Mootummaan Wayyaanee uumata Oromoo akka galaanaa irra galagaluuf deemu kana sodaachuun bakka hundatti raafamaa jirti.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/22/fdg-marsaa-lammaffaa-qeerroo-yuuniversitii-amboon-qabate-wallagaamattuu-fi-bulee-horaatti-cee/

 

Hagayya 21 yuuniversitii Mattuu irratti kan waamaman barattootni Oromoo 2000 ol ta’an walgayii wayyaanee diiganii ganama sa’a lama irraa kaasaanii dhaadannoo garagaraa dhageessisaa oolaniiru.

FDG Yuuniversitii Barattootni Walgayii Itti Waamamanitti Eegalee Jira
Mootummaan wayyaanee barattoota walgayii afeeruun isaa of dagachiisuuf ykns gaaffii mirgaa lamuu lammataa akka hin gaafatamneef haala isaan burjaajessuuf yaalee ka’ee dha, kun kan itti caale tahee argame,walgayiin yuuniversitiilee oromiyaa keessatti qophayanii waamaman irratti FDG har’a bakkooota muraasatti kan eegalee dha, sochii fi karoorri Qeerroon qabatee jiru ammas bakka hundaatti barattootan kan eegalee fi har’a ganama Hagayya 21 yuuniversitii Mattuu irratti kan waamaman barattootni Oromoo 2000 ol ta’an walgayii wayyaanee diiganii ganama sa’a lama irraa kaasaanii dhaadannoo garagaraa dhageessisaa oolaniiru.

Walagyii hin feenu,gaaffiin keenya hanga deebii argatutti nun gaggeessitan, gaaffiwwan yeroo darbe obboleewwan keenya itti wareegaman irra tarkaanfannee walgayii keessaniif kabajaa hin laannu jechuudhaan walgayiin wayyaanee yuuniversitii Mattuu irratti afeeramanii jiran har’a fesheletee jira.

Akkasuma yuuniversitii Amboo fi naannowwan godina Shawaa Lixaa Ona Tokke Kuttaayee, Calliyaa, Miidaqany, Amboo, Gindabarat fi kan hafan keessatti uummanni barattoota waliin gaaffii mirgaa isaa dhiyeessuun halkan edaa irraa kaasee weellisa qabsoo fi barruulee adda addaa bittimsuu irratti kan argamaa jiranii dha.Yuuniversitii mara irratti sochiin barattootaa FDG kaasuun kan wal qabateen eegalaa jiru itti fufa.

MADDA ODUU SBO/VOL Hagayya 22 Bara 2014  #OromoProtests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Godina Iluu Abbaa Booraa Aanaa Mattuu Gandoota Gabaa Guddaa , Siibaa fi Aadallee Gumara ( Mardaafa ) keessatti Finccilli ka’e jabaatee itti fufee ooleera. Hagayya 21 Bara 2014. #OromoProtests Illuu Abbaa Borora, Western Oromia.

 

Godina Iluu Abbaa Booraa Aanaa Mattuu Gandoota Gabaa Guddaa , Siibaa fi Aadallee Gumara ( Mardaafa ) keessatti Finccilli ka’e jabaatee itti fufee ooleera. Finccila kana daran kan hammeesse ergamtootin Diinaa Shamarree Lalisee Geetaahoo ganni ishee 16 ta’e ganda Aadallee Gumar ( Mardaafa) keessatti Osoo isheen kophaa adeemttuu arganii Billaan mormma ishee qaluuf kufisanii bakka jiranutti ummatin qaqabee irraa buusuun battaumati miidhamttuu gara hospitaala mattuuti kan geessan yeroo ta’u gochaan gara jabina daanggaa hin qabne Kun raawwatamuun isaa ummata gar malee aarsuun jeequmsi jabaan uumamee jiraachuu maddeen Keenya gabaasaniiru.

 

 

Barattoota Oromoo Sagalee Ummata Oromoo: The Oromo Students are the Voices of Oromo Nation

21 August 2014

  Barattoonni keenya Sagalee uummata keenyaa ta’uu isaanii ammaas irra deebi’uu dhaan Mirkaneessaa jiru!!! bakkeewwan Mootummaan maree dhaaf Barattoota keenya walitti qabde mara keessatti osoo mareen hin jalqabin mormii guddaan uumamaa jira.mormii kanaaf sababa kan ta’an keessaa Durgoon barbaachisaa ta’e kaffalamuu dhabuun isa tokko yoo ta’u Dhimmi Maaster Pilaanii finfinnee waltajjii Marii kana keessaa dhibuun Barattoota keenya dheekkamsiiseera!! dhiigni Ilmaan Oromoo kan irratti dhangala’ee dhimmi Maaster Pilaanii Finfinnee osoo Xumura hin argatin biyya Dimokiraasiin keessatti dagaage Ijaaruuf mari’achuun bu’aa tokko illee hin qabu jechuu dhaan mormii kaasaa jiru.Barattoota kana mari’achiisuuf kan ergaman “Dhimmi Maaster Pilaanii Finfinnee yeroo dhaaf waan dhaabbatee jiruuf isa irratti mari’achuu hin barbaachisu” jedhanis, Barattoonni keenya “yeroo dhaaf osoo hin taane dhimmi maaster pilaanii Finfinnee yoom iyyuu taanaan akka Lafaa hin kaane Mootummaan waadaa nuuf seenuu qaba. akkasumas Lubbuu darbeef qaamni itti gaafatamummaa fudhate ifa ba’uu qaba!!” jechuu dhaan mormii isaanii dhageessisaa jiru!!

 

TPLF’s  Oromo students indoctrination conference at the meeting at Haromaya University – Dire Dawa Campus has been discontinued after panelists refused to entertain questions regarding Addis Ababa master Plan and Per Diem payment. During the morning session students demanded the issue of the Mater Plan and Land Grab must be added to the agenda, and also per diem must be paid. The panelists, led by Faysal Aliyi ( formerly at Washington DC embassy and now head of diaspora affairs at foreign ministry), responded saying they have no authority over such matter. Failing to break deadlock, both side walked out practically ending the meeting for the day.

In Ambo, where students are attending the meeting under heavy federal police presence, none of the agenda items have been presented yet as student continue to protest towards inclusion of the Master Plan issue and payment of Per Diem payment.

Gimbitti walgahiin har’aa mootummaa dargii durii abaaruun eegalame, Guyyaa guutuu Dargii fi ABO abaaraa oolan. Sa’a booda marii akkaataa aanaa irraa dhufaniin taasifame irratti gaaffiin bartootaan ka’e, utuu dhimmi masterplani finfinnee hiika hin argatiin, kanneen hidhaman gad hin dhiisamiin, kan ajjeesan seeraan hin gaafatmiin, gaaffiin Oromoo marti deebii hin argatiinitti waa’ee badii dargii fi ABO akkasumas gaarummaa wayyaanee nutti hin haasa’inaa jedhan yoo kana hin taane ammoo gad nu yaasaa gara maatii keenyaa deemna jedhan. Kanneen akkataa aanaatti marii gaggeessaa turan gaaffii keessan kana nama walgahii kana gaggeessuf finfinnee irraa dhufetti isiniif dhiheessina nuti kana isiniif deebisuu hin dandeenyu jedhan. Kanumaan kana sa’a booda ture addaan citee jira.
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In Gimbi unlike other venues students were divided into their home district. The meeting started with condemnation of the previous Dergue regime and followed by accusation against OLF. Students protested saying its pointless to talk about Dergue and OLF while refusing to engage us on the Master Plan, releasing jailed students and bringing to justice those who perpetuated killing. Panelists resorted to similar excuse saying they have no authority to answer question that are not on the manual provided to them by the government. The meeting discontinued on this point.

#OromoProtests, 21st August 2014

 

 

 

Breaking News: Hagayyaa  (August) 20, 2014 FDG Marsaa 2ffaan Godina Lixa Shawaa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo Keessatti Goototata Dargaggoota Oromoon Qabsiifame.  #OromoProtests in Central Oromia, Ambo University.

Goototni barattootni Oromoo Lixa Shawaa Yuunibarsiitoota biyyatti garaagaraa irraa baracha turanii boqonnaaf maatii isaani bira utuu jiranii Wayyaaneen maqaa walgaii farra uummata Oromoo ta’ee fi farra qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo ta’een gaggeessuuf akkuma Yuunibarsiitii Ambootti walitti qabdeen guyyaa haraa saaatii 10:30irratti akkuma wayyaaneen walitti qabdee Orientation kennuufii eegalteen goototni batattootni Oromoo gaaffii irratti roobsuun Iyyaannoo isaanii kan qabxii 10 of irraa qabu itti kennachuun gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin hanga nuuf kennamutti walgaii wayyaanee waliin hin teenyu, wayyaaneen diina keenya, hirimii keenya kaleessa daaima umrii waggaa 7 hanga manguddoo waggaa 80tti ajjeesa turtan dhiignii ilmaan Oromoo lafa hin qoorree akkamitti walgaii biyyooleessa qopheessuun walitti nu qabuu dandeessan, waraannii haga kana baayatu magaalaa Amboo fi Unibarsiitii Amboo keessa qubsiifamee jiru kun maal nurraa eega. Erga walgaii taee waraanaan dorsifamaa maqaan walgaii jedhu kun maalii? Amma gabaabaattii gaaffii barreeffamaan isinitti dhiyeeffamnne kanaaf deebii nuuf kennaa, Gaaffii mooraa Yuunibarsiitii keessatti baatii Eblaa 11/2014 irraa egaaluun isin gaafachaa turreef deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba, ilmaan Oromoo sababa gaaffii karaa mirgaa fi dimookiraasii gaaffatneef ajjeefamanii mootummaan EPRDF itti gaafatamuu qaba, barattootni Oromoo hidhaman gaaffii tokko malee hiikamuu qabu, kanneen barnoota irraa Ariiataman gaaffii tokko malee barnootatti deebiuu qabu. Gaaffiin mirga abbaa biyyummaa uummata Oromoo kabajamuu qaba, gaaffiin mirga namoommaa fi dimookiraasii gaafachaa jirru nuuf deebiuu qaba, Master Planiin Finfinnee guutummaatti haqamuu qaba jechuun iyyaannoo iyyannoo isaanii dhiyeeffachuun dhaadannoo fi Walleewwaan warraaqsaan ABO faarfatan

Barattootni Oromoo Mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo keessatti walitti qabamanii waraanaan eegamaaa jiran kun eraga gaaffii kaachisanii booda wallee warraqsaa fi dhaadannoo dhageesisuun -ABO nuuf dirmadhu, ABO karra nuuf bani,

baallammii gurrach garbuu WBO beektuu qeerransa muree bira darbuu,
korma guduruu ABOn leenchuma duruu jechuun Wallee warraaqsaa hedduun ABO hanga halkan keessa saaatii 4:00tti mooraa Yuunibarsiitii Amboo keessa naannauun sirban,
*Dhaadannoowwaan kanneen akka:
-Tokkumaa keenyaan harka walqabannee haa kaanu ni falmannaa,
Ajjeechaan nurraa haadhaabbatu,
mirgii Oromoo haa kabajamuu, Oromiyaan kan uummata Oromooti,
-Ajjeechaa dugugginsa sanyii nurratti mootummaan wayyaanee rawwateef itti gaafatamuu qaba,
ilmaan Oromoo gaaffii nagaa waan gaafatneef hidhaman haa hiikaman,
Master Planiin Finfinnee haqamuu qaba,
Mirgi abbaa biyyuummaa uummata keenyaaf haa kabajamuu,
Mirgootni namommaa fi dimookiraasii haa kabajamaan, kanneen jedhan mooraa yuunibarsiitii Amboo keessa naannauun dhageesisuun FDG marsaa 2ffaa dhoosaan. haala rakkoo networkii ulfaata keessatti sagalee warraaqsaa kana warrabnee waan jirruuf gabaasa kana waliin walqabsiifneera dhaggeffadha, Oromoo bakka jirtanii nuuf dirmadhaa, Yeroon Gamtaan Falmannuu amma taa’anii bara lakka’uun doofummaa fi walaalummadha, Ka’ii Oromoo Ka’ii dhaamsa hoggansa sochii dargaggoota Qeerroo barattoota Oromoo fi koree qindeessitu FDG ti!!. #OromoProtests #FDG

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#OromoProtests, 20th August 2014

The planned indoctrination conference of Oromo Students at Walaga University- Naqamte Campus dispersed before it began due to disagreement between regime cadres and students. Its reported that students demand for per diem payment since they are forced to gather at the expense of their vacation time when they could earn money by helping their parents or through summer jobs. The cadres told student they have no power to make such arrangement, at which time students walked out promising to return when an entity with such power comes to meet their demand.

Similar question was raised at the Gimbi meeting, however the cadres were able to buy time promising they will make the necessary arrangement for payment. The cadres then introduced three themes of the conference 1) Building democracy in Ethiopia 2) Security and foreign policy of Ethiopia 3) Religion as cause of Oromo Student Protest. Students immediately raised procedural demand insisting the issue of Finfinne and land grab should be discussed before moving into the theoretical and policy focused issues . The cadres responded saying they were given syllabus with strict order and hence cannot discuss any other issue. Meeting adjourned while still in deadlock.

These indoctrination meeting is planned to take place in Gimbi, Naqamte, Adama, Madda Walabu and Haromaya. The regime has threatened that students who fail to attend one of these meetings will not be allowed to enroll back to college in Fall. http://www.siitube.com/article_read.php?a=587

 

 

Walgahiin barattota Oromoo ‘haala yeroo irratti mari’achiisuuf’ Yuniversitii Naqamtee keessatti waamame waldiddaa uumameen osoo hin eegalin addaan faca’uun himamaa jira. Akka odeeffannoo nu gaheetti, akkuma dabballoonni mootummaa galma seenaniin barattoonni gaafii adeemsaa kaasan. Gaafin kaasanis “yeroo boqonnaa keenyaa irraa dirqamaan waan sassaabamneef; galii maatii keenya gargaaruu ykn hojii adda addaarraa argachuu mallu waan dhabneef, durgoon nuuf kaffalamuu qaba’ kan jedhu ture. Dabballoonnis nyaataafi bakka hirribaa malee kaffaltii durgoo irratti nuti murteessuu hin dandeenyu deebi jedhu kennan. Yeroo kana, erga isin waan kanarratti murteessuu hin dandeenye hamma qaamni murteessuu dhufuu walgahitti hin hirmaannu jechuun bahanii deeman jedhama.

Walgahii Gimbitti godhamerrattis gaafin durgoo kan ka’e yoo ta’u dabballoonni dhimma kaffaltii kanarratti mari’annee furmaata laanna jechuun dubbii laaffifatanii boruuf bulfachuun beekame. San booda yaadrimee walgahichaa bakka sadihitti qooduun ibsan. 1) Adeemsa Itoophiyaa keessatti dimo0kraasii ijaaruu 2) Nageenyaafi immata haajaa alaa itoophiaa 2) Amantiin sababa mormii barattoota Oromoo ta’uu.

Haa ta’uuti barattoonni, osoo gara dhimmoota kana mari’achutti hin seenin dhimmi Finfinneefi gurgurtaa lafa Oromoo irratti mari’atamee goolabamuu qaba jechuun gaafii adeemsaa kaasan. Qondalonnis nuti dhimmota sadeen sanirratti akka isin barsiifnuuf qajeelfama baafameen ajajajaan as jirra. Dhimmaa Finfinneefi gurgurtaa lafaa wanni beeknus hin jiru; isin waliinis mari’achuu hin dandeenyu jedhan. Osoo falmiin kun deemuu walgahiin cufamee boruuf bellamame.

Walgahiin barattoota Oromoo sababa dhimma Finfinneetin falmarra jiran qabbanessuufi amansiisuuf yaalamaa jiru kun Gimbii, Naqamtee, Jimma, Adaamaa, Madda Walaabuufi Haromaayatti taa’amuuf akka karoorfame beekamee jira.

 

 

 

 

 

Wallagga, Anaa Giddaa Kiramuu Keessatti FDG Itti Fufe. Uummatnis Walgahii Wayyaanee Lagate

 

Hagayya 15, 2014 – Gabaasa Qeerroo – Giddaa Kiiramuu

Godina Wallaggaa aanaa Giddaa Kiiramuu keessatti FDG jabaachuudhaan itti fufe. Mootummaan wayyaanee uummata naannoo kanaa olola siyaasaan afaanfaajjessuuf walgahii waamtus uummatni gamtaan walgahii kana hafuun mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee waaroo qaanii uwwisee jira. Uummatni walgahii kana irratti argames nuti biyyi keenya Oromiyaadha, Ilmaan keenya ajjeefamaniif mootummaan wayyaanee itti gaafatamummaa haa fudhatu kan jedhuu fi kanneen kana fakkaatan gaaffiilee abbaa biyyummaa kaasaa kan oolan yoommuu tahu dabballootni wayyaanees gaaffii kana deebisuu dhabuudhaan baaraganii jiran. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo irratti daldala siyaasaa bara dheeraa gaggeessaa kan as gahe lamuu akka hin hojjennes Qeerroon Wallagga bahaa addeessee jira. #OromoProtests

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Godina Jimmaatti FDG jabaachaa jira, Mootummaan Wayyaanee waan qabdee gadhiistuu dhabuun sakkatta’insa seeraan alaan uummata shororkeessa jira

Gabaasa Qeerroo Jimmaa – Hagayya 9, 2014

Gaafa guyyaa Hagayyaa 7, 2014 Waaree booda irraa eegaluun sakkatta’insaa konkolaataa, taskii, fi bajaajiin illee utuu bira hin darbamiin guutummaa Magaalaa Jimmaa keessa poolisoota bobbaasuun sakkata’insaan uummata goolaa jirti.

Guyyaadhuma kana galgala keessa sa’aatii 12:00 irraatti mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Jimmaa keessatti FDG barattoota barnoota gannaa barachaa jiraniin hiriirrii mormii barattoota hedduu ta’aniin sababiin guddaan hiriira kana mootummaan Wayyaanee bulchiinsa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaatti dhimma ba’uun hordoftoota Amantaa Kiristanaa Ortodoksiif nyaataa soomaa waan qopheessuu fi didaniin hordoftootni amantaa kiristana hundi mooraa Yuunibarsiitii jimmaa main campus keessatti hiriiruun hanga halkan sa’aa 1:00tti mirgii amantaa keenyaa nuuf haa kabajamuu jechuun mormii guddaa dageessisaniru. Godinicha keessatti erga FDG qabsiifamee mootummaan Wayyaanee raafama ulfataa fi kasaaraa siyaasaa keessa seenuun mirga lammiiwwanii sarbuu aadeeffate jira.

Waliigalatti mootummaan Wayyaanee erga gita bittaa habashootaa ammayyeessun aangoo biyyattii afaan qawweetiin qabatee eegalee hanga har’aati sodaa fi raafama irraa boqonnaa argatee hin beeku. Mootummaan abbaa irree wayyaane afaanin biyyattiin sirna mootummaa dimokiraatawaa fi tarsiimowaan geggeeffamti jechaa dhoksaan immoo ilmaan saba cunqurfamoo lubbuu waliin hallayyaatti darbachaa jira. Gochi bineensummaa Wayyaaneen guyyaa guyyaan dhala nama irratti dalagu kun immoo namoonnii wal tumsanii mirga isaanif akka qabsaa’an isaan taasisee jira. Keessattuu ilmaan Oromoo gabrummaa kana ofirraa mulqanii lafa kaa’uf murannoon hadheeffatanii sodaa tokko malee qabsootti akka seenaan taasisee jira. Haala kanaan yeroo amma kanatti guutummaan Godina Jimmaa uummaatni ija shakkiitiin akka ilaalamu ta’ee jira. Sabboontootni Oromoo Godina Jimmaa mirga keenya ofiin kabachiifachuuf bakka jirruu Qeerroo bilisummaa Oromoo cina dhaabbannee gaaffii mirga abbaa biyyummaa karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii gaggeeffamaa jiru bakka hundatti kaachisuun gaaffii keenyaaf deebiin nuuf kennamuu qaba jeennee FDG keessa qooda fudhachuu qabana jechuun dhaamsa waliif dabarsaa jiru.

 

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Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo qabsoo FDG mootummaa abbaa irree irratti gaggeessaa jiru jabeessuuf  haala yeroo irratti hunadaa’un ibsa qabxii 10 of jalaa qabu dabarse!!

Adoolessa  (July) 29,2014

Qeerroon Bilisummaa Oromoo dhaabbilee barnoota Olaanoo walitti dhufuun haala yeroo irratti marii bal’aa gochuun rakkoo abbootiin irree uummata Oromoo irraan ga’aa jiranii fi turan ibsuun sirna EPRDF/TPLF/OPDO burkutaa’ee kufuuf jiru aangoo irra qaarisuuf qabsoo FDG jabeessuun furmaata ta’uu irratti walii galuun ibsa qabxii 10 baafachuun ilmaan Oromoo hundaaf waamicha gochuun marii haala yeroo irratti gaggeeffatne milkiin xummurachuu keenya ibsina.

Uummanni Oromoo qe’ee fi qabeenya isaa irratti kabaja namummaa fi abbummaa dhabuun mirga namoomaa fi dimookiraasii mootummaa abbaa irree Wayyaaneen (TPLF/EPRDF/ eega mulqamee waggaa 23faa lakaawwachaa jira. Qe’ee fi lafa isaa irratti itti dhukaafamee guyyaa saafaa ajjeefamaa jira. Qe’ee fi lafa gabbataa akaakilee fi abaabilee keenyaan eegamee as ga’e maqaa investimentii fi liiziin alagaa fi abbootii qabeenyaa aangowoo mootummaa ta’aniin afaan qawween dirqamanaii irraa buqqifamaa jiru. Qabeenyi tajaajila hawaasaaf kennan akka Hospitaalaa, Warshaalee gurguddoo, lafa albuuda qabuu fi kkf irratti gurguramaniiru.

Beektootni fi abbootiin qabeenya Oromoo Oromiyaa irratti Carraa investimentii fi hojii misooma garaagaraa dhorkatamuun biyya irra arii’atamaniiru.  Beektotni hayyootni Oromoo ani Oromoodha mirgi Oromoo kabajamuu qaba, roorroo fi hacuuccaan Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa jiru dhaabbachuu qaba jedhanii waan dubbatan qofaaf hoomaan waraanaa itti bobbaafamee kumootan kanneen lakka’aman rasaasan ajjeefamaniru, kumoota dhibbootan kanneen lakka’aman immoo mana hidhatti guuramuun dararaa ilma namaaf hin malleef saaxilamaniiru, hidhaa keessattis ajjeefamaniiru.  Mirgi barachuu irra kaafamee barattootni Oromoo hedduun barnoota irraa dhorkamaniiru.  Qoqqobbiin siyaasaa uummata Oromoo irra kaa’amee Oromoon akka baa’ina uummata isaa, Qabeenyaa isaa fi bal’ina lafa isaatti qoodannaa  aangoo, dinagdee, hawwaasummaa, Afaanii fi aadaa illee akka carraa hin arganneef ukkamsaan siyaasaa abbaa irree uummata keenya irra kaa’ame jira. Guutummaa ibsa kanaaf:- Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Adoolessa 29 2014

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/01/12880/

 

Finfinnee dubbadhu callisuun kee hin tollee

http://www.bilisummaa.com/dubbadhu-finfinnee-2/

 

The compelling story of the in Ambo, as narrated by Ernest Briggs; produced and released by the IOYA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E31gqU_fbpM

In order to raise global awareness about the protests and the imminent threat facing students who have been expelled from school and those imprisoned, the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA) is launching a social media campaign. IOYA has prepared a short informative documentary that provides a summary of the protests to date. IOYA is also calling for the immediate release of thousands of Oromo students currently being held in detention and are likely to face torture for peacefully protesting against the Integrated Development Master Plan. The Ethiopian government’s continuous use of brutal force, arbitrary detentions, and torture to severely restrict freedom of expression and rights of citizens should be condemned. The campaign will call on various international human/governmental organizations to urge the Ethiopian government to release the students arrested and to refrain from expelling and abducting innocent students. To follow everything related to the social media campaign use #FreeOromoStudents

For More information follow the links below:https://twitter.com/IOYAnetwork
https://www.facebook.com/IOYANetwork?…

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMhoXa2_Lbg

 

 

Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaaa Midaqenyii Keessatti Uumanni Oromoo Walgahii Dabballoota Wayyaanee Lagachuu Irraan Yakkaman

(Gabaasaa: Adoolessa 17, 2014) – Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Midaa Qanyii keessattitti FDG uummataan jabaachuu irraan uummanni walga’ii dabballoota Wayyaanee balaaleffachuun lagate.

Aanaa Midaqenyi keessatti walgahiilee dabballoonni Wayyaanee yaaman akka uumanni irratti hin argatne taasisuun diddaa mootummaa irratti kakaaftaniittu sababaa jedhuun Oromoota sabboonoo ta’anii aanaa kana keessatti argaman mana hidhaa buusan.

Haala kanaan nama hidhaa poolisa aanaa Midaaqenyii keessatti guyyaa gaafa Adoolessa 15,2014 irraa kaasee hidhamanii kanneen jiran keessaa:-

1. Barsiisaa Addunyaa Maammoo,
2. Obboo Sisaayi Lammeessaa,
3. Jifaree Masfiin kasseeta eebbisaa sirbisiifte jechuun qabaman,
3. Obboo Takkalaa kannee jedhaman kan keessatti argaman badii tokko malee hidhamanii jiraachuu Qeerroon gabaasa.

Kana malees mootummaan abbaa irree Wayyaanee Aanaa Midaaqanyii ganda Goodaa Galaanitti dabbaloota basaasa isaa bobbaasuun uummata samsiisa jira. haala kanaan dabballootni Wayyaaneef ergamuun qabeenya uumataa gaaffii tokko malee saamuu fi malaamaltummaan uumata rakkisaa kanneen jiran keessaa:-

1. Darajjee Nagarii,
2. Tasfaayee Shuumaa kanneen jedhaman yeroo amma kana mootummaa

Wayyaanee amanamaa ta’uunn uummata saamaa jiru. Akkasitti hanga ammaa Oromoonni qabeenya irraa samamanii jiran keessaa:-

1. Obboo Qixxumaa Abdiisaa,
2. Obboo Hirphasaa Bargaaga kanneen qabeenyaan isaanii duraa saamame yoo ta’an uummaanni yeroo amma kanatti mootummaan Wayyaanee waggaa 23 guutuu qorqee nu nyaachaa ture kanaan booda nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba jechuun sirnicha balaaleffachuu itti fufanii jiru.

– Qeerroo.org

THE ADDIS ABABA MASTER PLAN IS A PLAN TO MASSACRE AND DISAPPEAR THE OROMO PEOPLE

By Yunus Abdellah Ali | July 14, 2014

Why the Oromo students decided to sacrifice their life against AAMP of the brutal dictator government of Ethiopia? The AAMP is the core issue of the complete oromo struggle.So it is the question of life and death for the whole oromo population. Millions of oromo s have been massacred by the emperor Minilik, emperor Haileselase, Derg, and TPLF for more than 120 years. But our oromo elders paid their life, their bones, their blood to bring a lot of achievements in the oromo struggle,and they did it. We have achieved some of the fruit of our elders struggle. We have regained the name Oromia for our land, oromo for our people, Afaan Oromoo for our language, our culture, in general we have gained our identity by the blood of oromo freedom fighters with an unforgettable dream of regaining our unique system of governance the Gadaa system.

But recently we the qube generation is facing one of the biggest challenge ever in the middle road of journey to freedom,that is the Addis Ababa Master Plan (AAMP). This plan is the plan that will take all of our achieved rights by our past struggles. So the qube generation is decided to protest against this AAMP in many parts of the world especially in the Ethiopian universities and high schools .This protest is not simply a protest, it the question of life and death,we qube generation are not only protest against this illegal plan, but also we will defend our land from being sold even if we continue being killed by the brutal Ethiopian government.

The Oromia students protest is the life costing struggle for the question of life and death.
The dictator Ethiopian government is expanding Finfine , This means, the Weyanes want to expand from the center of Oromia and taking the the oromo land in to their federal territory.
The AAMP going to take away our rights we gained through our years struggle with the blood of oromo elders. So that this master plan obviously is not about investment but it is about disappearing of the oromo people.this master plan is targeted directly towards the struggle of the oromo people ,which affects the oromo people directly in a lot of ways.

The current federal language amharic will expand again,in other words the working language of Oromia is going to be amharic based on long term expansion.Once the late prime minister Meles said that he will eliminate the dominance of oromo population in terms of number and the land. That is why the TPLF government have massacred the oromo people in different parts of Oromia and now displacing thousands of oromo farmers from their land. As he already said, in long term, the oromo people will be weak financially, small in number with out unity, and will be eliminated . But we oromo youngsters know that we can’t let our land to to be sold to the investors or government based NGO s even if it costs us our lives.

The Ethiopian government has been displaced many oromo farmers in eastern shewa, western side of Finfine in the name investment. For example in Oromia region in the areas of Zuway , Holeta, and other places there are flower farming. That farm is toxic naturally. And release a lot of toxic chemicals in to the soil kills the soil nutrient for 100 years,so the oromo farmers around that area have died by drinking toxic water that flows from those toxic soil to the lakes and rivers around, the release of chemical dusts from the local industries to the river. Many industries in Oromia release such toxic fluids in to the river of oromo farmers using for drinking water.

In conclusion the Addis Ababa Master Plan is not planned for investment but for elimination of the oromo nation one of the nation in Africa. This master plan is a plan with a mission of hidden eradication of the oromo people identity and population with the progressive erosion of oromo resources, culture, politics, language, land ,people and others from every angle.

So that we Oromo people will struggle by protesting both inside and outside until the end, to cancel the Addis Ababa Master Plan(AAMP) at any costs.

OROMIA SHALL BE FREE.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov2tQnjIjDc

 

Godina wallaggaa lixaa magaala Beegii keessatti Uummatni Oromoo FDG iitti fufe. Mootummaan wayyaanee ilmaan Oromoo gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatan funaanuun mana hidhaa mootummaa wayyaaneetti kan Ukkaamse nuuf haa gadhiisu jechuun Uummatni Sagalee diddaa dhageessisuu irratti argama. Mootummaan wayyaanee yeroo mara nama gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatu ajjeechaa ykn ammo hidhaa daangaa hin qabneen dararuu kana mala godhate dargaggoowwan Beegii mana hidhaa keessaa fuudhuun gara Gimbiitti dabarsuuf wayita jedhanitti Uummatni gamtaan bahuudhaan ilmaan keenya bakka geessitan hin qabdan, nuu gadhiisaa jechuun waraana Wayyaanee dura dhaabbatee falma irratti argama.

Gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa Uummatni Oromoo gaafachaa jiru dura dhaabbachuuf Wayyaaneen ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaatti ukkaamsaa kan turtee fi ajjeechaa garaa jabeenyaa raawwachaa kan as geese Godina wallaggaa lixaa keessatti jiraattota magaala Beegii fi naannoo ishee kan tahan ABO waliin hidhata qabdu, Isintu Uummata nurratti kakaase maqaa jedhuun murtii dabaa dabarsitee jirti. Ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaa mootummaa Wayyaanee keessatti darbamuun murtiin dabaa irratti murteeffame keessaa gariin:-

1. Abbush Fiqiruu murtii hidhaa waggaa fi ji’a shanii

2. Abdoo Raggaasaa Murtii hidhaa waggaa tokkoo

3. Bakkalchoo Mikaa’el Murtii hidhaa ji’a 10

4. Tashaalee Abarraa Murtii hidhaa ji’a 10

5. Saalman Ahmed murtii hidhaa ji’a 10

6. Zaakir Haajii Dhaabaa mmurtii hidhaa ji’a 10

Kan murteeffame yoommuu tahu Uummatni gamtaan dhaabbachuun murtiin dabaa kun ka’uu qaba jechuudhaan FDG itti fufee jira. Mootummaan Wayyaanees dhiphina jabaa keessa kan seene waraana hedduumminaan bobbaasuudhaan Uummata reebuu fi doorsisuu irratti argamti. Uummatni Oromoo golee Oromiyaa keessaa marti murtii dabaa ilmaan Oromoo irratti murteeffamaa jiru dura dhaabbachuun falma akka gaggeessu Qeerroon waamicha dabarsa! #OromoProtests.   http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/25/godina-wallaggaa-lixaa-magaalaa-beegii-keessatti-hidhamtootni-haa-hiikamanjedhchuun-jiraatoti-fdg-itti-fufan%E2%80%8F/

 

 

– 19th June 2014, joined with their families, primary and secondary school students in Najjo, western Oromia, have boycotted classes and staged demonstration today.

 

 

#OromoProtests- FDG Magaalaa Dambi Dolloo Irratti Itti Fufee Jira
Gabaasa Qeerroo Qellem Dambi Dolloo Waxabajjii 18
Waxabajjii 17 Bara 2014 barattootni mana barumsaa sadarkaa olaanaa fi qophaayinaa Qellem gaffii mirgaa dhimma hidhamtoota oromoo mana hidhaa keessatti dararamaa jiraniin wal qabsiisanii hiriira bahaniin tikni wayyaanee dura dhaabbachuudhaan barattoota hedduu gara mana hidhaatti guuraa oole.
Hidhamuu barattoota kan guyyaa kaleessaa waraana wayyaaneetiin jilmaadhaan mana hidhaatti guuramaniin har’a waxabajjii 18 uummannii fi barattootni mana barumsaa sadarkaa garagaraa magaalaa Dambi Dolloo keessatti argamu itti fufuudhaan gaaffii mirgaa gaafachuudhaan barattootnni hidhaman nuf haa bahan jedhanii ganama kana irraa kaasanii iyya isaanii dhageessisaa jiru.
Humni waraana wayyaanee diddaa kana dhaamsuuf magaalaa kanatti guuramaa jira, uummanni fi barataan magaalichaa keessaa hidhamtootni gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa gaafatanii hidhaman akka bahaniif diddaa isaanii ciminaan gaggeessaa akka jiran Qeerroon gabaasaa jira. 

IYYANNOO BARATTOOTA OROMOO YUNIBARSIITII JIMMAA (Marsaa Lammaffaa)

Waxabajjii 15,2014 Barattoota Oromoo Yuuniversitii Jimmaa

Abdiin saba bal’aa saba Oromoo yoomiyyuu numa ilmaan Oromoo qofadha. Gaaffii mirgaa karaa Nagaa Gaafaneef deebiin Mootummaa fi bulchiinsa Yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa irra nuuf kenname hidhaa, reebicha, barnoota irra arii’amuu yoo ta’uu ajjeechaan baldhaan Oromiyaa keessatti gaggeeffamaa jira. Yeroo amma kanatti Oromiyaan dachee gaddaa kan ilmaan ishee nagaan qe’ee irratti ajjeefamaa jiran ta’uun baay’ee nu gaddisiisera. Akeeka mootummaan ta’ee jedhee duula duguddinsa Sanyii (Genocide) uummata keenya irratti gaggeessa jiru jabeesinee balaaleffanna. Yeroo amma kanatti Guutummaa Oromiyaa fi dhaabbileen barnoota Olaanoo Yuunibarsiitoota Oromiyaa keessa jiran irra hanga manneen barnoota sadarkaa tokkoffatti halli Oromiyaa keessaa kan itti aanu kana fakkata:

Mooraan Dhaabbilee barnoota gara mooraa waraanatti jijjiramee, waraanni guddaan mootummaan EPRDF qabu mooraa Yuunibarsiitota Oromiyaa keessa qubsiifamuun galgalaa ganama afaan qawween doorsifamaa akka jiraannu ta’ee jira.
Mootummaan basaastoota heddumina qaban mooraa Yuunibarsiitoota fi Magaalota gurguddoo Oromiyaa irratti bobbaasuun yakkootni akka ajjeechaa itti fufinsaan uummata keenya irratti gaggeeffamaa jira. Addatti sabboontotni Oromoo adamsamanii ajjeefamaa jiru. Oromiyaa keessa lubbuun jiraachuun yaaddessaa ta’aa jira.
Mootummaan sirna baruu fi barsiisuu laamshessee baajata barattootaf ramadame illee tajajila waraanaaf akka oolu taasifatera.
Barattootni Oromoo qaroo fi abdii biyyaa ta’an balleessa tokko malee gaaffii karaa nagaa dhiyeessaniif rasasa mootummaatiin akka baala harcafamuun galgalaa ganama ajjeechaan ijoollee Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa jira, ilmaan Oromoo kumaan lakka’aman jumlan hidhatti guuramanii jiru. Hedduun barnoota irra arii’amaniru.
Gaaffii mirgaa karaa nagaa fi dimookiraasii gaafanneef hanga har’atti deebiin isaa ilmaan Oromoo dhibbootaan lakka’aman rasasa mootummaan nurratti dhukaasaa jiruun ajjeefaman, kumootaan kanneen lakka’aman hidhatti darbaman, dhibbootan kanneen lakka’aman barnoota irra arii’amanii jiru.
Gabaabumatti haalota kana irra Uummaatni Oromoo mootummaa bakka isa bu’uu fi mirga isaa kabachiisu kan hin qabne ta’uu eenyuu iyyuu haaluu hin danda’u haala kanaaf yakkii fi dugugginsi sanyii har’a Oromiyaa keessatti gaggeeffamaa jiru raga guddaadha.
Yeroo amma kanatti rakkoon ulfaataan kana fakkaatu Oromiyaa fi uummata Oromoo irratti gaggeeffamaa utuu jiruu mootummaan abbaa irree EPRDF /TPLF’n durfamu OPDO dawoo godhachuun karaa tokkoon yakka Ddugugginsa sanyii uummata keenya fi nu abdii boruu ajjeesaa, gama biraatiin immoo ilmaan leellistoota sirna cunqursaa habashaa (nafxanyaa) dhabbilee barnoota Olaanoo Yuunibarsiitota Oromiyaa keessatti bakka bu’aa gamtaa barattoot (president) kan bara dhufuuf jecha barattoota Oromoo bakka bu’anii akka filamaniif karaa OPDO akka OPDO’n dhiyeesitu qajeelfama kennameen shirri guddaan mirga barattoota kumatamaan lakkaawamanii sarbuun barattoota Oromoo irratti shirrri gaggeeffamuuf qophiin xummurame jira. Haalli kun Yuunibarsiitii Jimmatti karaa OPDO presidenti barattootaf kan qophaa’ee jiru barataa dhalootan Amhaara ta’e barataa Darajjee Garremoo Ratta, afaan Oromoo dubbachuu qofa malee barreessu illee hin beekne Oromoodha jechuun president gamtaa barattootaf kan OPDO’n qopheesite ta’uun saaxilamee jira. Guutummaa Iyyaanoo Kanaa:- IYYANNOO BARATTOOTA OROMOO YUNIBARSIITII JIMMAA. #OromoProtests See @http://qeerroo.org/2014/06/18/iyyannoon-marsaa-2ffaa-barattoota-oromoo-yuuniversitii-jimmaan-qophaawe-tamsae/

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nB__vP8A4fc

Radio Afuura Biyyaa Waxibajjii (June) 16, 2014. Interview with Dr. Gizachew Teferra Tesso.  The topic of discussion at RAB studio this time is the environmental impact assessment.

 

 

The Gulele Post

 

Why Resist the Master Plan?: A Constitutional Legal Exploration

When the Ethiopian government announced its readiness to implement its “Integrated Regional Development Plan” (the “Master Plan” for short) in the middle of April 2014, it provoked an immediate reaction from university students across the National Regional State of Oromia. Through the instrumentality of its security forces (such as the Federal and State Police, the Army, and the Special Forces), the Ethiopian government responded with brutal repression of the protests. In a series of campus-based and street protests that barely lasted for two weeks, over a hundred innocent Oromos are killed and thousands are jailed. To date, sporadic and spontaneous protest demonstrations continue to erupt in various parts of Oromia. Fuelled by anger triggered by the reckless words and utter disdain expressed in the course of a televised discussion between the Addis Ababa City Administration and the mayors and other executive heads of the surrounding towns over the Master Plan, and informed by history of killing, mutilation, dispossession, and political marginalization (all of which continue unabated), the protests were more a spontaneous reaction than a planned resistance.

Ignored by the state and local government, lied on by the national propaganda machine, neglected by international media and NGOs (with few exceptions), the students continue to resist. Diaspora Oromo communities, in a gesture of solidarity, voiced the plights of the students at home, and they took the occasion to ‘witness’ the violence once more. The non-Oromo Ethio-political elite, which always finds it difficult to speak out on atrocities perpetrated on Oromos,  rather characteristically, is still struggling with itself on how to express anger at the mass killings without siding with the cause of the Oromo. (Basking on the nation-wide challenge to the regime as a fertile political moment, they sought to make gestures of solidarity in the hope that they won’t be left out in the event that the tide gets traction thereby leading to the eventual crumbling of the regime.) But very few groups came out in public and condemn this state-orchestrated terror.  To be fair, they did well in voicing the plight of the six bloggers and three journalists arrested in the weeks following the start of the unrest. And that is to be appreciated. But the contrast was nothing less than disheartening to those who expected more than gestures of solidarity and had hoped that Oromo lives and rights would be valued as any other lives and rights in Ethiopia.

In this piece,  I seek to make a close reading of the constitutional-legal frame within which to situate the master Plan. Accordingly, first, I seek to explore the constitutional-legal context within which the Master Plan should be considered and analysed. Next, I will present a summary of four major constitutional-legal arguments against the Master Plan.- Read the full text @ http://www.gulelepost.com/2014/06/04/why-resist-the-master-plan-a-constitutional-legal-exploration/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lly1seev3Q

#Oromo Protests- Jen & Josh (Ijoollee Amboo) witnessed the cruelties of TPLF/ Agazi forces against peaceful Oromo students and civilians in Ambo, Oromia

 

The Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) and Mederk have Successfully & Peacefully Demonstrated in Hawssa! @ Sidama  capital, Hawassa, June 14, 2014

 

 

The Sidama Liberation Movement (SLM) and Mederk (Coalition of Opposition Parties in which SLM is a part of) have successfully conducted their anti-TPLF’s government demonstration in Sidama capital Hawassa amid tremendous fear of civilians resulted from a systematic over weeks’ intimidations and terror deliberately created by the regime’s army, Security forces and police personnel of federal and regional as well as Sidama Zone’s TPLF’s messengers, all of whom remained patrolling the entire Hawassa and its outskirt for the past five days leading to the June 14, 2014 demonstration. The ultimate aim of the regime’s agents who were busying themselves with missions of intimidation, harassment, repression and suppression- literally terrorising peoples individually and at family levels going from house by house- was hindering the participants from taking part in the said demonstration although they have only partially succeeded in doing so as the expected number of over 100,000 was cut by over 80%.

From another angle however, symbolically the numbers of participants who have taken part in today’s Hawassa demonstration exceeded the expectations of the organisers as it has happened against odds despite the fact that TPLF’s authoritarian regime has left no stone unturned to obstruct the participants from taking part deploying various means including sending the entire Sidama civil servants (majority of whom could have added several thousand if not tens of 1000s) out of Hawassa city under the pretexts of trainings to various southern regional towns for 3-4 days since June 12, 2014.

Besides, the leadership of both SLM/Medrek have expressed their fair satisfaction with the numbers of participants, which has been estimated to be between 11, 000 and 12,500. Given regime’s heinously planned hard work put into this involving deploying its army to harass and terrorise the civilians for the last few days, the numbers were significant victory to both SLM and Medrek. Additionally, since the 13thof June 2014, the regime has also paid the owners of public transportation vehicles in the entire Sidama districts further ordering them to remain out of work until the demonstration is over to hinder the Sidama civilians from taking part. Regardless these all hurdles, the people of Sidama nation have defiantly travelled hundreds of miles on foot to take part on today’s demonstration. The leadership of SLM and Mederk have expressed their gratitude to the people of gallant Sidama and Oromo nation and others who have taken part in today’s demonstration, inviting all to do similar in the future.

ETV (the only and State owned Ethiopian television) has fully satisfied the expectations of genuine minded peoples of SLM/Medrek supporters by putting the numbers of today’s Hawassa demonstrators at about 200!! No wonder if TPLF’s Media (ETV) has significantly cut the number to under 2% as it always does when it comes to success of the opposition parties such as SLM and Medrek. Thus, expecting the regime that deliberately undermines its constitution to speak the truth will by itself be utter naivety.

 

The slogans of the demonstrators involved:-

 

  •  Unconditionally Respect the Rights of Nations and Nationalities!!
  • Unconditionally Release all political prisoners!!
  • The rights of peoples individually and collectively must respected as they are constitutionally guaranteed!!
  • Unconditionally Stop the uprooting of the Oromo peasants from the outskirts of Finfinnee and bring those who have massacred Oromo civilians to an independent justice!
  • Stop Finfinneee Master Plan! Stop uprooting Sidama from the outskirt of Hawassa!
  • Bring those security forces and authorities who’ve massacred Sidama civilians on May 24, 2002 in Looqqe village to justice and unconditionally respond to the Sidama national quest to regional self-administration for which the Sidama civilians have sacrificed their lives!
  • Stop harassing, intimidating and terrorising civilians of the country who have demanded their constitutional rights to be respected!!
  • Stop displacing peasants under false promises of fake Development!!
  • Stop selling the lands of nations and nationalities to transnational companies!!
  • We need Freedom!! We need justice not bullet!! Any numerous others.

The demonstration was peacefully concluded despite the fact that the regime planned to slaughters Sidama civilians soon after the 12th Anniversary of Looqqe massacre.

http://sidamanationalregionalstate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-sidama-liberation-movement-slm.html

#OromoProtests-Kukkissa, Sidama Reporter from Sidama Capital Hawassa, June 14, 2014

 

 

 

Grade 12 Graduating class ‪#‎Oromo‬ students, remembering their fallen sisters and brothers, killed by ‪#‎Ethiopian‬ Government
#OromoProtests 8th June 2014  Western Oromia, Qellem Wallagaa
FDGn fi Falmiin Mirga Abbaa Biyyummaa Godina Lixa Wallaggaa Ona Anfillootti itti fufe; Daandiin Konkolaataa Dambi Doolloo fi Anfilloo Gidduu Guyyoota Lamaaf Cufamee jira.Godina Lixa Wallaggaa Ona Anfilloo keessatti ummatni Oromoo gandoota Heenechee, Dullii, Shuushaa, Yaarer, Gobbii, Ashii, Suddii fi Garjeedaa Waxabajjii 08,2014 walitti dhufuudhaan ganama sa’aa 8:00 irraa hanga galgala sa’aa 6:00tti FDG jabaa mootummaa abbaa irree wayyaanee fi ergamtoota isaa irratti akka geggeessan Qeerroon beeksisee jira.Ummatni 2000 olitti tilmaamamu FDG kana irraa qooda fudhatuu kan beeksise Qeerroon, dhaadannoolee mootummaan wayyaanee ummata Oromoo fi ilmaan isaa barattoota fixaa jiru nu irraa haa ka’u, ajjeefamuun nu irraa haa dhaabbatu, kanneen hidhaman haa hiikaman, ofiin of bulchina, humni waraana federaalaa nu irraa haa ba’u, Oromiyaan keenya, ammallee lafti Oromiyaa hin gurguramin, OPDOn bakka nu hin buutuu fi kkf akka dhageessisan ibsameera.
Diddaan ummataa kun itti fufuun ummatni Waxabajjii 09,2014ttis daandii konkolaataa Godina Qellem Dambi Doolloo irraa gara Ona Anfilloo geessu muka, dagaa fi konkolaattotaan cufuudhaan sochii waraana wayyaanee akka gufachiise gabaafameera.Gama biraan ummatni Oromoo Ona Anfilloo kanneen isa keessa jiraatanii sirna gabrummaa leellisanii fi mootummaa wayyaaneef lukkee ta’uun sirna isaaf deggersa godhanii ummata Oromoo irratti ammoo yakka raawwatan gocha isaanii badaa kana irraa hatattamaan akka dhaabbatan irra deebi’ee akeekkachiisee jira.

#OromoProtests- Ambo, Homacho Primary school, 3rd June 2014

Guyyaa Kaleessa Magaalaa amboo Keessa FDG barattoota M/B hoomaachoo sadarkaa 1ffaa magaalaa Amboo ganda 06 keessatti argamuun gaggeefama ole,
Director M/B kanaa waraana barattootatti waan waameef barattootan akka malee reebame amma hospitala galee jira, Director Mana barumsaa kana namni Tashoomaa Magarsaa jedhamu irree dargaggootan reebamee du’aa fi jireenya gidduutti argama, barattootni kutaa 12ffaa waraana guddaan eegamaa qormaata irra jiru, hanga gaafiin keenya deebii argatuuti qabsoo karaa nagaan jalqabne itti fuufna jechuun barattoonnii Amboo ibsaniiru

 

 

 

#OromoProtests- Qelem  (Lalo Qillee), Western Oromia, 3rd June 2014.

Guyyaa har’a  Waxabajjii 3/6/14 godinaa Qellem Wallaggaa magaalaa laalo Qillee tti barattoota degarta jechuu dhani daldaalaa magaalaa sanaa kan ta’e Obo Addisuu namaa jedhamu saronni wayaane (Agaziini) miidhaa guddaa erraan gesisun yeroo ammaatti hosptaala Ayiraa tti yaalamaa jira. Kanaaf jecha ummatin mormii isaani yoo agarsiissan suuraan armaa olii mul’isa.

 

 

Barattootni Oromoo Nyaata Lagachuun Dabarsan

#OromoProtests-  Caamsaa/May 28, 2014,  Oromia
Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa Ayaana Ayyaanee Wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 Nyaata Lagachuun Dabarsan
Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa Ayaana Caamsaa 20 irratti nyaata lagachuun diddaa dhageesisan. Yuunivarsiitii Garaa garaa keessattis Sabboontotni Oromoo uffata gaddaa uffatanii ayyaana wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 gaddaan yaadatanii jiran.
Mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti qabsoon abbaa biyyummaa jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa keessatti Barattootni Oromoo ayyaana Mootummaa Wayyaanee Caamsaa 20 irratti Yuunivarsiitii keessatti nyaata lagachuun diddaa dhageessisan. Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa keessatti baay’inaan 10,000 ol tahan Guyyaa waanjoon garbummaa Uummata Oromoo irratti bifa jijjiirratee dhufe Caamsaa 20 gaddaan dabarsuun diddaa nyaata lagachuu taasisanii jiran. Bulchinsi mooraa Yuunivarsiitii Haramaayaa fi Bulchaan Godina Harargee bahaa dhimma kana irratti dhiphina guddaa keessa kan seenan yoommuu tahu Mootummaan wayyaanees haala jabaan dhiphattee jirti. Barattootni Kunneen nyaata lagachuu irraan darbuun uffata gaddaa kan uffatan Yoommuu tahu diddaa wal fakkaataan Yuunivarsiitii Adaamaa, Amboo fi Hawaasaa keessatti bifa wal fakkaataan sabboontotni uffata gaddaa uffachuun ayyaana caamsaa 20 gaddaan yaadatanii jiran.

Abadan abadan Finfinnee handhuureen Addisaabaa hin taatuu.

‪#‎OromoProtests‬-‘Oromia is not for sale!’ Over 10,000 attended  the 24th May 2014 Oromo Protests rally in Finfinnee (A.A.)

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2014/05/omn-qophiilee-caamsaa-24-2014/

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#OromoProtests- Finfinnee (Addis ababa) organised by Oromo Federalist Congress, 24th May 2014

Guyyaa har’a kana Kongereessiin Biyyoolessa Oromiyaa hiriira nagaa magaala Finfinneetti waame haala ho’a ta’een bahe ummani Oromoo.
Sa’a sadii hanga sa’a torbaatti kan geggeeffamee yoo ta’u dhadhannoo arman gadii dhageessisuuni
1. Hidhaan fi ajjeechan barattoota Oromoo irratti rawwatamaa jiru yaa dhaabbatu
2. Master plan yaa dhaabbatu
3. Godinaa addaa naannoo Finfinnee kan Oromiyaati dabarsinee hin kenninu
4. Rasaasnii furmaata hin ta’u
5. Namoonni ajjeecha raawwatan seeratti yaa dhiyaatan
6. Mootummaan amma jiru uummata bakka hin bu’u
6. Ol aantummaa seera,haqa,bilisummaa ,walabummaa ,birmadummaa ni barbaanna fi kkf irratti sagalee dhageessisa turan. 

(May 24, 2014) – Hundreds of thousands of protesters in the Ethiopia’s capital Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) today demanded the TPLF Ethiopian regime to stop killing Oromo students, and to stop evicting Oromo farmers and grabbing their land in the name of “development.” The protest rally was called by Medrek, a coalition of political organizations, including the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

The protesters have demanded justice for the Oromo students and civilians slaughtered by the TPLF Ethiopian regime during the Oromia-wide #OromoProtests in April and May 2014 against the Addis Ababa Master Plan, which outlines the Addis Ababa City’s plans to annex land from the Federally and Constitutionally instituted Oromia in the name of “development,” thereby evicting millions of Oromo farmers and subjecting them to both genocide and ethnocide in their own land.

It’s to be remembered that OFC made similar calls on land-grabbing in Oromia back in April 2014:http://gadaa.com/oduu/25385/2014/04/15/oromo-federalist-congress-ofc-sounds-alarm-about-the-ongoing-land-grab-in-oromia-condemns-the-ethiopian-govts-land-policy-being-enforced-in-oromia-without-oromos-participation-as-plan-to-ignite/

Among the slogans chanted by the protesters at today’s rally in Finfinne include: “Stop eviction of farmers in the name of development,” “Stop the massacre,” “Bring culprits to justice,” “Free all political prisoners,” “Stop the land grab,” and “We need freedom of expression.”

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Ibsa Ejjannoo: Waltajjii Falmii Araddaa Finfinnee fi Naannoo

Ibsa Ijjannoo Dhimma ‘Master Plan’/Maastar Pilaanii/ babal’ina magaalaa finfinnee fi buqqa’iinsa qoteebulaa Oromoo laalchisee waltajjii falmii araddaa finfinnee fi naannoo irraa kenname.

Uummanni Oromoo dhuma bara dhibbee 19ffaa keessa bittaa koloneeffataa sirna doofaa habashaa jala galuuf eega dirqamee kaasee cunqursaan shirrii fi gidiraan hiriyaa hin qabne empaayara Etoophaa jalatti irratti raawwachaa tureera. Irrattis raawwachaa jira. Mootummaan koloneefataan kun yaroo sana gargaarsa meeshaa fi leenjii teknikaa humnoota Awuroophaa fi biyyoota lixaa biroorraa hargatetti gargaaramee guutummaa biyya Oromoo Oromiyaa fi saboota kibbaa dhuunfatee kaasee dabaree itti wal-dabarsee uummata keenya miliyoonaan lakkaa’amu lubbuu galaafate. Duula Minilik lammaffaan ogganameen qofa keessatti lakkoofsi uummata Oromoo miliyoona 10 irraa gara miliyoona 5niitti waggaa muraasa keesstti akka gadi bu’e seenaan raga baha.

Kana qofaa kan hin ta’iin ajjeechaa suukanneessaan, harkaa fi harma muraanis akka uummata keenya fixaa turan waan Oromoon marti tolchee beekuu dhaa. achirraa calqabee biyya abbaa issaa keessatti baqataa fi gabra ta’ee akka mataan gadi cabee jiraatu kan tolfatan eega bara 1886 qubsuma issaanii uummata Oromoo buqqisuun finfinnee irratti jaarratanii kaasseeti. Mootummoonni habashaa dabaree hargatan hundi finfinnee jiddugala ajaja bulchiinsaa godhatanii Uummanni Oromoo fi sablammiiwwan uummata kibbaa akka boquun cabee jiruu gabrummaa gadii issaan jalatti jiraataniif dirqisiisan. Kuusaa qabeenya uumaa hedduu gara jabeenya doofummaa irraa maddeen mancaasan. Seenaa, aadaa fi amantii keenya dirqii dhaan jijjiiranii kan ofiin bakka buufatan.

Sirna kolonii Addunyaa irratti raawwate kan OROMOO irratti raawwwate wajjin waanti adda godhu yoo jiraate Oromoon qaroo doofaa dhaan gabroome ta’uu issaati. Mootummoonni habashaa sirna gabroomsaa Minilikiin jaarame dhaaluuf dabaree argatan kan / Hayilasilaasee, Dargiifii wayyaanee / jijjiiramni haala Addunyaa fi qabsoon miragaa gootota ilmaan OROMOO abbaa akkaakayyuu irraa dhaalamaa dhufe waan hudhee qabeef malee mirga bubuutuu amma hargame kanalleen kan issaan yaadanii ykn jaalatanii nuuf kennan tokkolleen hin jiru. Kana laaluuf kan lamaan issa duraa dhiifnee gochaa dhuma mootummaan wayyaanee saba bicuu keessaa bahee barcuma adeerota issaa dhaaluuf carraa badhaafame barreen kurnoota lamaan ol aangoo dhuunfatee jiru kana keessatti raawwate xiqquma irraa xuxxuquun eenyummaa issaa fi waan inni uummata OROMOO fi saboota biroof karoorfate ifatti mul’isa

Kanneen keessaa waan ijoo akka dugguuggaa sanyii / genocide / yakka waraanaa / war crime /, qabeenya uumamaa dantaa dhabummaan mancaasuu fi faaluu / Environmental degradation and pollution /, sanyii filan qulleessuu / ethnic cleaning / bulchiinsa badaa shiftaa caasaa cimaa huummatee maqaa mootummaa humnaan ofitti moggaase ta’uu issaati.

Yakkiwwan kunneen Oromoo irratti akkuma baay’ina namaa fi bal’ina lafaa fi qabeenya issaatti caalee haa mul’atu malee sabniifii sablammiin issaan yakka kanaan hin xuxxuqin hin jiru

Gochaalee sukanneessaa Mootummaa kanaan raawwataman keessaa

> Bara 1993 Uummata meeshaa maleeyyii hiriira nagaa Oromiyaa bahaa magaalaa wataritti bahan rasaasaan fixuu,

> Bara 2010 Ormiyaa lixaa keessatti uummata Beeniishaangul hidhachiisuun gargaarsa mootummaan wayyaanee godheen namoonni 400 ol dhumanii manneen 20,000 ol ibiddaan akka gubatu godhamuun,

> Oromiyaa kibba- bahaa Masqiida kofalee keessatti uummata nagaa dhaan sirna kadhaa amantaa issaa gaggeeffachaa turerratti ajjeechaan raawwates itti fufiinsa gochaa bara darbee ta’uun,

> Uummata sidaamaa magaalaa hawaasaatti hiriira nagaa bahan bifuma water irratti ojjataniin rasaasaan fixuun,

> Ogaadeen keessatti waanti wal-fakkaataan raawwachuu fi raawwachaa jiraachuun,

> Duguggaan sanyii Uummata Anyuwak sulula Omoo keessa jiraatan / Surmaa, Mursii, Bodi fi kkf / fi kanneen biroo hedduu tarreessuun waan nama gaddu miti.

Akkuma jecha Oromoo keessaa << kan hanna bare dooluutu socho’a>> jedhan shiftoonni caasaa mootummaa ijaarratan kunoo eega Finfinnee seenanii calqabanii qoteebultoota Oromoos bifa addaan hin cinneen qe’ee hundeen issaanii achii dhufa abbaa akkaakkayyuun itti jiraatan irraa buqqisaa, hidhaa, gidirsaa fi ajjeessaa turan. Itti fufaniis jiran.

Yaroo ammaa kanatti immoo maqaa <<Addis Ababa master plan>> jedhamuun uummata Oromoo naannoo finfinnee jiraatu gara jabeenyaan lafaa fi araddaa abbaa issaa irraa buqisuun kadhattummaa fi galtummaaf saaxiluun itti fufee jira.

Kaayyoon duula kanaa maqaa << Karoora misooma qindoomina magaalaa Finfinnee / Addis Ababa Integrated development plan / jedhuun bal’ina jiddugaleessa Oromiyaa keessaa Oromoo buqqisanii saba biraa keessaahuu saba ofii keessaa dhalatan ilmaan tigraayii fi warra qabeenya uummataa saamsisan murtaa’oo ofitti makuudhaan ilmaan oromoo mancaasanii dantaa Oromoo waliigalaa cabsuu dha. Karoorri kun kan Oromoo bahaa dhiyaa fi kaabaa kibba addaan kutee ambisuuf tilmaamame malee kan misooma dhaadheffamurratti xiyyeefatee miti.

Mootummaan hojiin shiftaan kun otoo sadarkaa hundeen lafa abbaa keenyaa irraa nubuqqisuutti hin cehin dursee karaa hedduu ittiin humna keenya cabsuu danda’u xuxxuqee laalaa ture.

-Bara 2001 Bosona Oromiyaa Baale, Gujii, Boorana, Hararge, wallagga, Iluuabbaa Booraa fi bakkeewwan birootti guyyaa saafaa abiddaan gubee barattoota qaroo shira kana hubatanii abidda inni qabsiise dhaamsuuf birmatan rasaasaan hakaayee lubbuu daa’imman keenyaa hedduu galaafate

– Maanguddoota Maccaa Tuulamaa bara 2004 mootummaan Oromiyaa Finfinnee keessaa bahuu hin qabu jechuun karaa nagaa mormii dhageessisan akka bofaa ija keenya fuulduratti reebuun mana hidhaatti guure.

– Dargaggootaa fi barattoota Oromoo mormii kanatti hirmaatan hedduu hidhaatti guure. Kaanis lubbuu galaaftee kanneen hafan mana barumsaa irraa hariye. Kana hundaa raawwachuun issaanii waan har’a qabatanii nuttiin gadi bahan kanaaf karaa haxaawuu issaanii ture.

– Bara 1999 maatii qonnaan bulaa 4390 araddaa Boolee kotobee, Boolee Bulbulaa fi Bakkanniisa irraa buqqisee qaanii tokko malee maatii kana keessaa 40% bakka gahan hin beeknu jedhe. Maatii 50% gadii bakka fayyaa issaanii miidhutti walitti qabee gadadoon wade. Waliigala naannoo Finfinnee irraa maatii ammamtu bara kana keessatti buqqifame ? jedhamnii yoo gaafataman ragaa araddaa sadeenii mlaee hin beekkamuu deebisan. Maatii bara 1994 lafa heektaara 30,814 irraa buqqisaniif ragaan hin jiru jedhame. Miidhaa ulfaataa kana fakkaatu lafaa fi lafee nama keenyaa irraan gahanii nagaa fi misooma sobaa dhaadhessaa tasgabbiin jiraachuun issaanii akka badii marsaa itti aanu qaqqabsiisuuf nuse’atan karaa baneef. Har’a roorroo roorroo caaluun kunoo Magaalota Burraayyuu, Lagaxaafoo, Sulultaa, Dukam, Sabbataa, Sandaafaa, Holotaa fi Galaan baadiyyaa issaanii waliin laf Heektaara miliyoona tokkoo olii / H= 1046000 / maree liqimsuuf foolachaa jira. Muddama kana furamuuf ijja jaamiffaan socho’aa jiru. Akka kanaan namichi tokkichi dhalootaan Tigree Hoomaa hogganoota mootummaa naannoo oromiyaa fi miseensota OPDO jidduu taa’ee jaalattanis jibbitanis karoora kana hojiirra oolchitu jedhee dubbachuun ganyaa luugama malee utaaltu ta’uu issaaniif hakeeka guddaadha. Akkuma amala issaanii daa’imman barattoota Oromoo shira yakkamaa issaan ittiin deeman hubatanii harka duwwaa karaa nagaa mormii dhageessisan akka bineensa daggalaa alaammatanii addaa fi laphee dhayanii galaafatanii konkolaataan irra deemuun tuffii akka sabaatti nuuf qaban ifatti mul’isanii jiru. Har’alleen daa’imman barattoota sadarkaa gadii dabalatee qotee bultoota abbootii fi haadhotii daa’imman kanaa karaa nagaa mirga huumamaan qaban gaafatan ajjeesuu hidhuu fi shororkeessuun itti fufee jira.

Mootummaan wayyaanee qarqara dhuma raawwii karoora issaa gaheera. Qarqqarri raawwii dhuma karoora issaa Uummata Oromoo fi sablammiiwwan biroo dhabamsiisee saba bicuu ofiif keessaa dhalateen guutummaa biyyattii dhuunfachiisuu dha.

Waltajjiin falmii araddaa finfinnee fi naannoo gochaa yakkamaa shira diinaa kana jabeessee kan balaaleffatu ta’uu ibsaa dhala OROMOO fi qaama dhimmi kun laallatu hundaaf kan gadditti tuqame kana qaabachiisuun barbaachisaa dha jedhee amana.

Akka sabaatti haalli keessa jirruu fi itti nudhiibaa jiran saalfachiisaa fi jibbisiisaa jireenyaa gadiiti. Haala kana falmii qindaaheen, kutannoo fi wareegama amma lubbuu gaafatu malee kan keeessaa nubaasuu danda’u hin jiruu hubannee wareegama gara hundaa bilisummaan gaafattu keessaa qooddachuun dirqama namaa fi qaama oromummaan laallatu hundaa ta’uu qaba. Wareegama nama biraatin bilisummaa hawwuun yakka yakkaa olii ta’uunis hubatamuun akka.
Diinni keenya garaagarummaa ilaalcha siyaasaa, amantii, gandaa fi dantaa xixxiqqoo qabnutti dhimma bahee bittaa gabrummaa issaa nurraatti dheereffachuun salphina jaarraa 21ffaa keessa harkaa nuqabu. Falli salphina kana ittiin obbaafannu waan hunda dura oromummaa dursuun qofa akka ta’e hubachiifna.
Buqqa’iinsa Lafaa Uummata keenya naannoo finfinnee irratti raawwatee fi raawwachaa jiru keessaa Oromoonni beekaa ykn otoo hin hubatin bu’aa yarootin hawatamtanii lafa abbaa keessanii oromoon dhiigni keessan irraa buqqaafame diina yakkamaa kana harkaa safartanii fudhachuun yakka dhala OROMOO irratti raawwatamaa jiru keessaa qooddachuu ta’uu hubatanii akka irraa ofqusattan isiniif dhaamna.
Barattoonni dargaggoo fi shamarran dhaloota qubee akkasumas qoteebultoonni fi jiraattonni magaalaa, ojjattoonnii fi waliigalli uummata oromoo daba Oromoo fi Oromiyaa irratti aggaammate hubattanii dura dhaabbachuun wareegama hulfaataa amma lubbuu gahu kanflatanii fi kanfalaa jirtan wareegamni keessan itti fufa wareegama gootummaa falmii mirgaa, Tufaa Munaa irraa amma Laggasaa Wagii fi sana boodalleen kanfalamee waan ta’eef seenaa keessatti kabajaan yaadatamaa jiraattu.
Sochii mormii gootonni barattoonnii fi dargaggoonni akkuma obboleewwan isaanii kan kaleessaa ciminaan akka Oromoo lafarraa buqqisuun dhaabbatuuf itti jiran hin deeggarra. Madaan issaanii madaa keenya. Duuti issaanii du’a keenya. Kanaaf akka dhiigni issaanii bilisummaa uummata keenyaa marguuf waan barbaachisee fi danda’amu hundaan bira dhaabbanna.
Hogganootaa fi ojjattoota mootummaa naannoo Oromiyaa, miseensota OPDO, Humna poolisii fi waraanaa dhalootaan oromoo ykn saba fe’erraa taatanii tarkaanfii garajabinaa wayyaaneen barattootaa fi uummata oromoo irratti fudhatee fi fudhachaa jiru ifatti ykn karaa isiniif aanja’e hundaan dura dhaabbattan kabajaan isiniif qabnu guddaa dha. Kanneen ammalleen garaa fi garaacha issaaniif yaaduu bira kutuu hanqatanii faallaa mirga Oromoo dhaabbatan maraatummaa fi raatummaa itti jiranirraa yaroon gara qalbii fayyaatti deebi’uuf akka yaalan gaafanna.
Badiin har’a uummata Oromoo irratti aggaammate kun akkuma kana dura waan hedduu waliin dhamdhamne boru isinis xuquun kan hin oolle ta’uu hubachuun sabnii fi sablammoonni biyyattii keessa jirtan akka falmii mirgaa barattoonnii fi uummanni Oromoo itti jiru bira dhaabbattan isin gaafanna
Saba Tigraay tiif
Gochaalee olitti xuqame kan dhaaba sikeessaa dhaltee siinis utubame kanaan Oromoo irratti raawwachaa turee fi itti jiru balaaleffattee harka kee xurii dhiigaa irraa qulqulleeffachuuf yaroon ati qabdu ammaa fi amma qofa. Kun ta’uu baatee akkuma kaleessaa qarqara dhaabbattee ililtaan harka dhooftaaf taanaan gatii guddaa har’a si mataa kee ykn dhalaa fi dhaloota kee boruu kanfalchiisuun waan hin oolle ta’uu siif himuu feena
Saba Amaaraa tiif
– Mootummoota kalee saba Amaaraa keessaa bahaniin biyyaattiin sun gidiraa
– Waggaa dhibbaa baattee jiraachuuf dirqamuun dhugaa dha. Haa ta’u malee
– Qotee bulaa fi cinqurfamaan saba amaaraa akka sabaatti bu’aan addaa
– Mootummaa maqaa keetin dhaadachaa turerraa hargatte ammamuu
– Mul’ataa Miti. Akkuma saboota biraa rakkinaa fi gadadoo keessa turuun kees
– Beekkamaa dha. Uummanni Oromoo fira malee diina kee miti. Atis oromoo
– Dhaaf fira malee diinaa miti. Mirgi oromoo kabajamuun akkuma waan mirgi kee kabajameetti lakkaa’ama. Kana hubattee kanneen maqaa keetiin dhaaba
– Faallaa mirga Oromoo ijaarrataniin gowwoomtee akka faallaa qabsoo mirgaaf
– Godhamaa jiruu hin dhaabbanne sigaafanna.
Irra deebinee waliigala Uummata Oromootif
– Mirga uumamaan qabdu garuu diinaan sirraa mulqame deebifattee
– Bilisummaa dheebotte gonfachuuf fallii fi malli issaa harka kee malee
– Harka eenyuutuu miti. Kana gachuun wareegama gaafatu qaba. Wareegama
– Malee mirgi addunyaa kanarratti kabajamee, mul’atees hin beeku. Waan ofii
– Gootuun malee kan namrraa eegduun milkii hawwaa jiraachuun ga’uu qaba
– Warra ebeluu fi ebelutu kana gochuu didee komii himachaa bara guutuu
– Aadaa jiraachuun gahee kara siif mijate hundaan qabsoo bilisummaa fi mirga
– Abbaa biyyummaaf godhamu keessaa qooda fudhadhu.
Dhaabboleen siyaasaa biyya keessaa fi alatti maqaa OROMOO tin sochootan
– Yaroon ofii harka walqabatanii akka uummanni harka walqabatee human ta’u
– Itti ojjattan amma ta’uu qabaan waamicha keenya.
Humni milkii qabsoo bilisummaa fi mirga abbaa biyyuummaa furgaasu tokkummaa OROMUMMAA irratti hundaa’e qofa!

Waltajjii Falmii Araddaa Finfinnee fi Naannoo

Caamsaa 23, 2014

 

http://gadaa.com/oduu/25723/2014/05/25/ibsa-ejjannoo-waltajjii-falmii-araddaa-finfinnee-fi-naannoo/

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– Wealth gained by corruption, land grabs and mass killings :TPLF’s general Alemeshet’s new building in Finfinnee. The building, which is located at CMC Mikael in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa), is partially rented for 500,000 birr per month to several Chinese companies, one bank and one restaurant on the first floor. The building is registered under his wife Ansha Seid.http://mereja.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=79369

 

 

 

Diddaa

Gabaasi Qeerroo magaalaa Dambi Dolloo irraa
Caamsaa 21,2014 addeessuun har’a barattootni mana barumsaa Qellem barumsa dhaabuudhaan gara gaaffii keenya bu’uuraa kan deebi’uu dideetti deebina jedhuun mooraa mana barumsaa keessatti wal gayuudhaan diddaa eegaluuf gana sa’a 2:30 irratti waltti qabaman, Lukkeen waraanni wayyaanee eessaa dhufeen isaa fi eenyumaan isaa kan hin beekamne barattoota kana akka amala isaanii reebuuf gara mooraa mana barnootatti ol gamuu yoo eegalan barattootni tokkommudhaan barsiisota dabalatee dhagaadhaan of irraa qolachaa akka turan Qeerroon gabaasee jira, barataan guyyaa guutuu mooraa keessa waraanni wayyaanee mooraa manicha barumsaatti marsanii hamma ammaatti akka jiran gabaasni Qeerroo addeessa. Barattootni hamma dhugaanii ifa bahutti hamma gaaffiin uummata keenyaa deebi’utti barumsa akka hin baranne murtoo dhumaa fi beeksisa baasanii maxxansanii akka jiran gabaasni addeessa.#OromoProtests– Dambi Dolloo, Western Oromia, 21st May 2014.

#OromoProtests- Please read  the presentation’s summary translations of Afaan Oromo and English as follows:

Hiikaa gabaabinnan:

Hiikaa afaan Oromo: Argan Bekan
Hiikaa Afaan Engliffa: Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti.

Oroomoon martuu dubbiisu qabduu eerga kana !
Obboo Ermiyas Legesse ittii aana Ministeera Data fi information kan turan Wagga 12 fis motuumma wayyaanne waliin kan hojjeeta turaan yeroo amma biyyaa gadhiisudhan biyya ambaati argaamu isaanis Gaffiifi deebii Televizioonaa ESAT waliin tasiisan kessa yaadoota tokko tokkoo gabaabse isiin fi ka’ati na caqaasa .
1Gafiin Dura Magaala Finfinne Eenyuu tu bulcha ka jedhu ture
Obbo Ermiyas : akka seraa fi heeraa biyyaattitti magaalan finfinnees tae kan nannoo ofiin of bulchu ka jedhu barreeffame jira.
Gabaabumatti deebiisufi ofiin of bulchuun kan eegalu yoo namnii ati filaatte sii bulche fi akkasuuma yoo seeraan siin tajaajille yeroo barbaaddettis nan ta’u jette kastee qofadha.kun immoo akka finfinneettis akka gutuumma biyyaattitis hin jiruu.Sabaabnisa filaanno walaabatti wayyaannen wan hin amanneefi
2.Wa’e Master planii finfinnee yeroo amma ilaalchisee
Obboo Ermiyas: Gara master planii finfinne isa amma osoo hin tane waema guddiina fi lafa qabaanna nannoo finfinnee irraattin waa siif himuu barbaada.
Gazeexessanis :Tole
Obboo Ermiyas : Nannoo finfiinneeti wantoota qote bulaa fi jiraata Oroomo nannoo finfinnee irra jiraatani yoo kasnee mardhuummantu sii gubaata.
Maqaa Investmentiitin Hayat Real State kan jedhaamu kan qabeenyuumman isa namoot
Tigiraayi ta’e lafa duwwaa argaate mara irraatti mana xiqqoo (service) ijaarudhan maqaa manaattiidhan lafa duwwaa hektaara kumaataman lakaa’amu gurguuratani fixan
Akkaasumas dhaboolen adda maqaa ijaarsa mana irraatti bobb’an edduun kan qabeenyuumman isa warra Tigiraayi ta’e Oroomo kumaatama lafa isaarra buqqiisudhan abba warra gara kuma dhibbaatokkoo fi shantama qe’e isaarra buqqaasani bakka kanaatti aboottin warra kun ijoolle meqaa qabu matii maqaa qabaachu danda’u kan jedhuun bayiisati Oroomon meqaa akka buqqa’e tilmaamun isiin hin rakkiisu.
Fakkeenya nama anii beekuu tokkoo siif kenna Abbaan shanqoo lafa baldha qabu turaani qotee bulaadha shanqoon ijoolle gulbee ykn gatiitti fi surraa qaban nannoo anii jiraadhu kessa tokkoodha
Abbaan shanqoo lafa nannoo Hospiitala Bethel akka jiruutti kan sanii ture nannoon kun g
kara Ayar xenaa bakka jedhaamu fi zennaaba werqi bakka radio fm 97 .1 ttii bakka dhihatuudha namoota hin bekneefi
Shanqoon dur midhaan abbaan isa omiishe hardheetti fe’e gabaatti gurguure gala ture eerga laftii abba isa gurguurame warrii abba qabeenya itti ijaarraatani bioda garuu shanqoon dur midhaan abba isa hardheetti fe’e fidee gurguurun afee
Mana magaazinadha namoota fi hardheetti fe’e gara mana isaanitti gessuu eegale dur namnii midhan ofii isa gurguuru jechuudha.
Kun fakkeenya nama tokkooti garu seenna Oroomo nannoo sani 10 yks yks 40 yks 100 ykn 1000 lakka’amaniiti
Fakkeenya kan bira Dubartii Oroomo dhabbaata miti motuumma tokkoo kessa sha’e gurguurte jiraattu tokkoo mee siif ha kasuu
Hiriyaan ko tokko NGO tokko dhabuudhan namoota HIV dhan qabaamanifi gargaarsa tasiisa ture
Gafa tokko gara dhabbatichatti na affeere wae dubartii HIV qaban kana kan achii sha’e danfiisudhan jiraatani kana naf kasee
Dubartiin kun dur utuu laftii isaani jala hin fuudhatamiin dura hadha warra qotee bulaa cima turaani yeroo mara hardhee fi gangeetti midhan fe’udhan gara gabaatti midhaan gessuu turaani
Garuu laftii isaani gafs gurguuramu abban warra isaani jireenyi isaani qonnaa irraatti wan xiyyeeffatefi qonnaas wan jaallatanifi lafti isasni gafa gurguuramu yeroo jalqaab fi isa xumuuradha fi qonna waliin naga waliitti dhamaani
Kana boods gara magaalatti galuun qarshii isaani kanan harii irraan kan ka’e akka malee dhuguus eegalani yeroo kanas gara shamarran mana buna biira deemuu eegaalani HIV dhafis saxiilamani
ati warra isaanis HIV dhan qabaamani mucaan gidduu kanaatti dhalaattes HIV waliin dhalaatte
Ilmii isaani dargagfessis HIV dhafi saxiilame

Jartiin kun jalqaaba muca ishee isa xiqqaa awwaalte ittii ansuudhan abba warra ishee itti ansuun ilma ishee isa dargaggeessa
Amma xumuurri ishe dhabbata miti motuumma NGO tti galuudhan hojii sha’e danfiisu kana hojjeette jiraatti
Garuu isheen matii ishee hunduuma awwaalte fixxee boor garuu isheen awwaalcha hin qabduu .
Kun seenaa Oroomo tokko lama miti 50 yks 100 hanga kumaatamati

Gabaaba dhumastti kun anaaf Genocide dha yks Duguugga sanyii Oroomo irraatti xiyyeeffatedha.

Oroomon kumni dhibbaa tokko fi kuma shantaama ol ta’u bakka handhuurri isa awwaalamte irraa buqqiisun fayyaatti du’a ittii murteessu jechuudha kun .

Wan dubbiistaniifi galaatoma!
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Short summary:
English Translation by: Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti

Every Oromo must read this summarized translation!!
Mr. Ermiyas Legesse Former Vice Minister of Data and Infromation who had been in office for 12 years working within the TPLF government. Mr. Ermiyas is currently a refugee outside Ethiopia. He had an interview with the ESAT television and I would like to give you a summarized version of the interview. I hope you read my summarized version!!
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1. (Interviewee) The first question: Who governs the city of Addis Ababa(Finfinnee)?
Mr Ermiyas: According to the governments law and regulation written in the constitution the city of Finfinnee should be able to govern it self. In short, self govern means(starts) if the person/party you have selected is the full representative of you, and you as a citizen can decide whether to like or not to like the law being proposed. Unfortunately the government of the city of Finfinnee let alone the government of the country don’t live on its own constitution. The reason is the government does not believe in free and fair rule(election).

2. Speaking of the current situation on the Finfinnee Master Plan:
Mr: Ermiyas: Before we jump in to the Finfinnee master plan issue there is one thing I would like to clarify(tell you) first.
Interviewee: Sure go ahead!
Mr. Erimyas: If we start talking about the livelihood of the Oromo Farmers and the Oromo people within the outskirts of Finfinnee you will burn in side. In the name of investment, there was Hayat Real Estate which was constructed on “Free Open” land which is solely owned by Tigray investors. These investors build small “service” constructions and sell each lands of thousands of hectares.

In addition, many of contractors and investors are of Tigray ethnic background, who evacuate thousands of Oromo people from their ancestral land. If we put this in numbers the Oromo people being evacuated can be around 150,000 who were displaced from their own land. To find out the scale of how many Oromo people were displaced in this area is not hard to find out.

For instance let me tell you of a Family I knew. Shanqoo’s Dad (Abba Shanqoo) who is a farmer, used to have a huge farm land. Abba Shanqoo had a land that was up to the Bethal hospital. That whole area used to belong to him.

In the neighborhood of Ayer-xenaa and Zenaba Werqi near the radio 97.1 studio there is no one who doesn’t know Shanqoo. He used to carry the vegetables his father cultivated on a donkey and took it there to sell. However, ever since there land was taken and sold away, the vegetables that Shanqoo used to take to the market was no more.

Currently he delivers magazines on his donkey to those area. This is just an example of one person but there are many Oromos like him in that area maybe 10 maybe 40 maybe 100 maybe even over 1000 in numbers!

Another instance, there is an Oromo girl who sell tea for living, let me tell you about her. One of my friends was NGO for assisting HIV affected individuals.
One day he invited me to his organization and mentioned to me about a girl who was living with HIV and was selling tea. This girl long ago before their land was not sold to investors, her mother was a strong farmer. Every now and then they used to take the cultivated vegetables to the market on their donkey and mule. But ever since there land was sold their dad payed his last tribute to his land and migrated to the city and started to drink(intoxication). The intoxication is due to depression and anger. At this time he was visiting the coffee shops and having contacts with women, and unfortunately had contacted HIV. His wife contacted HIV and a child was born between them this child(tea girl) had HIV.

This woman’s(tea girl) first child was lost, then her husband then her teenager son. Now she is part of the NGO where she currently works as a tea lady to support her self.
She burried her whole family but tomorrow she has now one to burry her. This is not a story of one Oromo this is a story of many more like her maybe 50 or 100 more.

To me just to summarize, this is genocide that is specifically focused on the Oromo People.
Oromoo of over 150,000 who are buried in their own capital is just like a complete execution.

Thanks for reading!

FDG Barattoota Oromoon Itti Fufee,Naannoon Mana Barumsa Qellem Dambi Doollo Waraana Wayyaaneen…
qeerroo.org

 

 

 

SAD NEWS!!  ‪#‎OromoProtests‬
In west wallagaa in the town of Gimbi in the neighborhood of Waloo-yesuus. There was a 16 year old grade 9 student named Gammachiis Dabalaa. In his life time he used to burn firewood to make charcoal so he can support his family as well as paying for his education. Like his day to day duty, while he went to fetch woods and burn for charcoal on his way to Gimbi town in the morning on 02/09/2006(E.C). He was shot on his foot by a woyanee(TPLF) soldier. Since that day this young boy was spending his time in the Adventist Hosptal in the Gimbi town. Due to lack of quick recovery he passed away on 12/09/2006. May his soul rest in peace!!!!!!!

Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti's photo.
Henok Oromia Kan Oromotti's photo.

ODUU GADDISISSA!! 

God/W/lixaa aanaa Gimbii ganda waloo yesuusitti dhalata barataa Gammachiis Dabalaa umuriin 16 yoo ta’u barataa kutaa 9ti. Jireenyasaa keessatti cilee gubee gara magaalaa gimbii geessee ittin barataa maatii saas gargaara . Akkuma amalasaa cilee fuudhee guyyaa gaafa 02/09/2006 akka lakk habasha ganama gara magaalaa gimbii utuu deemuu loltuun wayyaanee naannoo gafaree bakkaa addaa mana indaaqqoo jedhamutti duukaa buutee ariun rasaasaan miilla isaa dhoofte. gaafuma sana hospitaala adventisti Gimbii ciise. Ta’us carraa fayyuu hin arganne guyyaa gaafa 12/09/2006tti lubbuunsaa darbite kichuutu hudhaatti cite ayiiiiiiiiiiii yaa oromoo lakkii ka’iiiiii uuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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Seenaa Gabaabaa Gooticha Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa

MinishuCaamsaa 19/2014 Gootichi Oromoo Dargaggoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa abbaa isaa Obboo Mallasaa Gargaraa fi harmee isaa Addee Dastaa Taddasaa  irraa bara 1978 Godina Lixa Shawaa aanaa Amboo ganda  Baayyoo fi Qumbiitti  dhalaate. Sabboonaan Oromoo diinaaf hin jilbeeffannee kun  Caamsaa 16/2014 Maagaalaa Adaamaa Keessatti utuu inni hiriyoota isaa ilmaan Oromoo mana hidhaa magaalaa Adaamaa keessatti hidhamanii jiran hiriyaa isaa ‘’Bilisummaa Lammii’’  waliin gaafatee deebi’aa jiruu, rasasa humnoota tikaa wayyaanee irraa itti dhukaafameen rukutamee battalatti du’uu waan dideef humnootni tikaa Wayyaanee gochaa gara jabina fi hammeenya guddaan guutameen lamaan isaanii (Milishuu(Abdii) fi Bilisummaa Lammii)  iyyuu konkolaataan duukaa fiiguun konkolaataa irra baasuun yakki ajjeechaa gara jabinaa ilmaan Oromoo kana irratti raawwatee jira.

Sabboonaan Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa umrii ijoollummaa isaa irra eegaluun sochii warraaqsa FDG dargaggootni Oromoo gaggeessan keessatti hirmaachuun gumaacha guddaa taasisaa nama turedha. Sochii FGD Goototni dargaggootni Barattootni Oromoo  yeroo ammaa kana Oromiyaa keessatti gaggeessa jiran keessatti illee himaannaa guddaa gochuun falmii bilisummaa diina waliin utuu gaggeessa jiru, uummata isaaf sabboonaa Oromoo wareegama lubbuu kanfaleedha. Sabboonaan kun yeroo ammaa Magaalaa Adaamaa keessatti hojii daldalaa xixiqqoo itti of jiraachisuu hojjetachaa nama qusannaa tokkoo malee bilisummaa uummata Oromoof kufee ka’ee hojjetudha ta’uu seenaan isaa ni addeessa. Kana malees sabboonaan Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gaargaaraa asi fuldura bara 2009—2011tti Oromummaa isaan  yakkamee Mana hidhaa Maa’ikalawii fi Qaallitiitti hidhamee , dararamaa turuun boodarraa yakka tokko waan hin qabneef  ergaa waggaa sadii oliif dararamaa turee booda karaa mana murtii wayyaanee  yakki isa himachiisuu dhibamuun gadi gadhiifamera.  Mana hidhaa keessas ba’ee sabboonaan Oromoo kun kaayyoo Oromummaa fi bilisummaa saba koof duubatti hin deebi’uu jechuun qabsoo FDG sabboontotni Oromoo biyyaa keessatti gaggeessa jiranitti hirmaachuun hanga wareegama lubbuutti mirga uummata isaa kabachiisuuf arsaa kanfaluu danda’ee jira.

Sirni awwalchaa  sabboonaa jaalatamaa  Oromoo Milishuu(Abdii) Mallasaa Gargaaraa guyyaa kaleessa  caamsaa 19/2014   bakka dhaloota isaa Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Amboo  Magaalaa Meexxii jedhamtu bakka Kosoboo jedhamutti lafa Ilmaan Oromoo  10,000 olitti lakka’amanitti argamanitti rawwateera.

Uummaannii fi dargaggeessi Amboo sirna gaggeessa goota kanaa irratti argaman dhaadannoo gumaan kee  ni baafna, Oromiyaan ni bilisomti, abbaan irree yeroof malee ni kufa, qabsoon itti fufa, gaaffii keenyaaf dhala keenya ajjeessuun deebii ta’uu hin danda’u, Uummaanni Oromoo walitti haa birmannuu, Mootummaa dhala keenya ajjeessaa jiru waliin hin jiraannuu jechuun sagalee guddaan dhaadannoon dhageesisuun gochaa diinumaa mootummaa Wayyaanee balaleffataniru. #OromoProtests- http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/20/seenaa-gabaabaa-gooticha-oromoo-milishuuabdii-mallasaa-gargaaraa/

 

#OromoProtests-  Xalayaa iyyataa barattootni University Finfinnee Waajiraa Presidenti Motummaa Naannoo Oromiatiif barreessan irraa fudhatame.

FDG Godina Wallaggaa Lixaa Magaalaa Najjoo Irratti Itti Fufe

Caamsaa 15/2014 NajjooGabaasaa Qeerroo magaalaa Najjoo irraa addeessuun armaan dura FDG yeroo uummanni keenyaa fi barataan keenya wal qabatee ka’etti humni tika Wayyaanee bittimsaan sun uummata burjaajessuudhaan hin milkaa’in hafne,Yeroo isaa eeggatee jiraattota uummata magaalattii fi barattoota mana barumsaa sadarkaa 1ffaa,2ffaa fi qophaayinaa dabalatee har’a caamsaa 15 FDG dhoyee jira.Biyyaa fi saba ofitiif wareegamuun waan baratameedha,mootummaan Wayyaanee ilmaan oromoo dhiiga isaa akka bishaanii dhangalaasuun oromiyaa gad hin dhiisu,galii irraa argachuunkoo itti fufa,lafa oromoo ciree gurguruunkoo nan jabeeffadha se’ee uummata bal’aa waraana isaatiin fixuun akkuma karoorsee fi ittan fufa jedhee labsachaa jiru kana ammallee mormuudhaan gaaffiin keenya hamma wareegamaatti nuuf deebi’uu qabaadhaan uummanni magaalaa kana har’a gaaffiiwwan mirgaa qabatanii diddaa isaanii itti fufanii jiru.
-oromiyaan kan oromooti mootummaan Wayyaanee nurraa haaka’u
-Mootummaa sanyii keenya fixaa jiru yaa waaq nurraa buqqisi
-Oromiyaan haa bilisoomtu

-Afaan oromoo afaan hojii fi federaalaa haata’u
-waraanni wayyaanee oromiyaa keessaa haa bahan
-Uummata keenya hidhame mana hidhaatii haa bahan,fi kkf
Jedhuun uummanni fi barattootni gamtaadhaan diina dura dhaabbatanii dhaadachaa turan,humni waraana wayyaanee rasaasaan doorsisuudhaan namoota hedduu daa’ima,jaartii osoo hin jedhin gara mana hidhaatti guuraa turan,kan hafan uummanni diddaa kana itti fufuuf qophii irra jiru.

http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/15/fdg-godina-wallaggaa-lixaa-magaalaa-najjoo-irratti-itti-fufe/

#OromoProtests- TPLF’s corruptions exposed

This photo shows the colonial mansion of Abadi Zemo – one of TPLF’s men. The house is in Yerer Ber. Just a decade or so ago, Yerer was an Oromo district.This 19th-century-U.S.-plantation like colonial mansion was not built by evicting one Oromo farmer and family. It was built by uprooting an entire community of Oromos in Yerer. No one knows what has happened to that Oromo community uprooted from Yerer to make way for Abadi Zemo’s colonial mansion. Who must stand for those Oromo communities being uprooted across Oromia in TPLF’s land-grabbing campaign? – Gadaa.com

This is just tip of the iceberg of TPLF’s empire of corruption.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXEFgQNJ_0

#OromoProtests- Najjoo & Gori, wallagga lixaa, Western Oromia, 15th May 2014

Land Grabing in oromia, around Finfinnee

‪These are short interviews with farmers who have lost their lands to the government – which in turn passed over to GREEDY BUSINESS CORPORATES

The Ethiopian Government land owner¬ship right has created it easier for flower growers to get land easily. Abiy Mezgebu, 28 has lost his piece of land because of the government influence and pressure. The government paid him a small amount of money – “I had to take the small amount of money that the government offered me and they threatened me to take away my land if I would refuse to take the offer,” says Abiy. Now Abiy is a laborer in the Menagesha Farms. He has lost his land – his means of living for ages.

Aduna Workneh, father of five, lives across bunches of flower farms near Addis Ababa. Officials from the government and flower farms came and talked to him in person. They told me I will benefit better if I take the offer from the government and leave my land. Initially, I refused the offer – because they money would feed my family for a few years, but my land will feed till the ages of my grandchildren and even beyond.” However, Aduna was forced to take the offer and he is now a landless man. He is not sure about his future.

These flower farms benefit us nothing; at least they were expected to provides employment opportunity, says Aduna. Only a few members of our community got employed; as for the majority are not from this area. Showing across the valley, Aduna says – this whole valley was covered by indigenous trees – now is cut down and green houses have been constructed on them. We were able to collect firewood from leftovers and foliage in the forest – the flower farms have taken away everything from us.

http://oromo1refrendum.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/land-grabbing-in-oromia-region-around-addis-ababa/

#OromoProtests: Dambi Dollo, Western Oromia, Wallaggaa, 14th May 2014

#OromoProtests- Oromo students peaceful protest and Agazi’s brutality at Jimma university, 14th May 2014

#OromoProtests FDG: Renewed Anti-Land-Grabbing Students Protests at Wallaggaa University. Four Oromo Students Reported Dead; Several Hundred Oromo Students Injured

wallagaa21May 14, 2014 (gadaa) — #OromoProtests FDG continued at Wallaggaa University in the Nekemte Campus on May 14, 2014 to demand that the Addis Ababa Master Plan be annulled, and to demand for the institutionalization of the Special Interests of Oromiyaa over Finfinnee per the Constitution. The Addis Ababa Master Plan is termed as the Master “Genocide” Plan by Oromo activists as it aims to evict millions of Oromo farmers around Addis Ababa (whose Oromo name is Finfinnee), and hand out the land to local and foreign land-grabbers – with the Chinese being main actors of the ongoing land-grabbing campaigns in Oromia/Ethiopia.

According to sources, three Oromo students were reported dead at the Wallaggaa University May 14, 2014 #OromoProtests FDG, and one fell/was thrown from a high-rising building. And, medical staff at the nearby hospital have reported up to 200 injured Oromo students being brought to the emergency room. The Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces continue to lead the violent crackdown of the nonviolent Oromo Students Movement known as #OromoProtests FDG. When students barricaded themselves in dorm rooms, the Agazi forces have demolished walls to enter the rooms, and carry out their harassment, killings and arrests of the students.

Meanwhile, several hundred Oromo students are being arrested en masse at Jimmaa University; this latest campaign of mass arrests by the TPLF Ethiopian regime is in addition to the already arrested hundreds of Jimmaa University Oromo students and Oromo university professors/instructors.

Here are some photos from today’s Wallaggaa University incident: photos show the atrocities being committed by the Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces on unarmed Oromo students. Warning: some of the photos are gruesome; viewer discretion advised. –For more images click Gadaa.com

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/oromoprotests-fdg-renewed-anti-land-grabbing-students-protests-at-wallaggaa-university-four-oromo-students-reported-dead-several-hundred-oromo-students-injured/

Photo: #Oromoprotests  Government Forces BREAKING IN TO THE DORMITORIES..we can't afford losing everything...Wollega University, the only University in Wollega built in 2007, most of the students are from Oromia region. It is so disappointing that #Oromo Students were not able get education on their own land and currently being terrorized by the Woyyane Regime. University students are our FUTURE LEADERS, getting rid-of Oromo future is the main FOCUS for TPLF. What happened at Wollega University last night tells us exactly that. All other tribes left the University a night before the situation...the federals broke in to the dormitories...they are so serious in KILLING...if it wasn't what is the point of breaking in to their dormitories???  Urgo Haji Edao Dawano Asefa Melka Wakjira Lensa Tilahun Israel Soboka Solidarity with Oromo Students
#OromoProtests at Walaga University when students barricaded themselves in dormitory, Agazi’s broke down the walls and doors. 14th May 2014
Photo: Share Iyyaa Iyya Dabarsa</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Uuuuu ana haa nyaatu lammi koo<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Yunivaristy Wallagaa Baratoota Oromoo har`a rasaasa wayyanetti ajefamani fi madaa`an</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Share Waliif DabarsaPhoto: Share Iyyaa Iyya Dabarsa</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Uuuuu ana haa nyaatu lammi koo<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Yunivaristy Wallagaa Baratoota Oromoo har`a rasaasa wayyanetti ajefamani fi madaa`an</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Share Waliif Dabarsa

#OromoProtests- Agazi’s brutality at Nekemte (Naqamtee) Wallaggaa University,  14th  May 2014

Agazi  & the brutal regime(TPLF) in Ethiopia is killing peacefully demonstrating oromo students. The TPLF/ Agazi  is also showing its brutal actions on victims’ families and health workers who have showed their empathy to the victims. They are showing their cruelness in each and every action they take on the voiceless peaceful civilians. What does the international legislation, the WHO’s patients’ rights says to this ignorant regime? They are disrespecting international laws in multiple ways.

#‎OromoProtests‬ FDG Renewed Anti-Land-Grabbing Students Protests at Wallaggaa University.

Four Oromo Students Reported Dead; Several Hundred Oromo Students Injured Posted: Caamsaa/May 14, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

#OromoProtests FDG continued at Wallaggaa University in the Nekemte Campus on May 14, 2014 to demand that the Addis Ababa Master Plan be annulled, and to demand for the institutionalization of the Special Interests of Oromiyaa over Finfinnee per the Constitution. The Addis Ababa Master Plan is termed as the Master “Genocide” Plan by Oromo activists as it aims to evict millions of Oromo farmers around Addis Ababa (whose Oromo name is Finfinnee), and hand out the land to local and foreign land-grabbers – with the Chinese being main actors of the ongoing land-grabbing campaigns in Oromia/Ethiopia.

According to sources, three Oromo students were reported dead at the Wallaggaa University May 14, 2014 #OromoProtests FDG, and one fell/was thrown from a high-rising building. And, medical staff at the nearby hospital have reported up to 200 injured Oromo students being brought to the emergency room. The Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces continue to lead the violent crackdown of the nonviolent Oromo Students Movement known as #OromoProtests FDG. When students barricaded themselves in dorm rooms, the Agazi forces have demolished walls to enter the rooms, and carry out their harassment, killings and arrests of the students. Meanwhile, several hundred Oromo students are being arrested en masse at Jimmaa University; this latest campaign of mass arrests by the TPLF Ethiopian regime is in addition to the already arrested hundreds of Jimmaa University Oromo students and Oromo university professors/instructors. Here are some photos from today’s Wallaggaa University incident: photos show the atrocities being committed by the Agazi TPLF Ethiopian Security Forces on unarmed Oromo students. Warning: some of the photos are gruesome; viewer discretion advised.  Agazi breaking into dorimtories. #‎OromoProtests‬ reports that  medical staff at Nekemte Hospital being harassed and assaulted by federal police. Altercation began when police tried to remove a wounded individual from the critical unit.

Photo: Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu nuu bonsaan sabontotni gimbii bakka jirtu ka'i oromoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uylFgWZhtOQ

#OromoProtests, Gimbi, Wallaggaa, Western Oromia, May 1oth 2013

 

 Gimbi continued their protest again the dictatorial regime for the Oromo land grab and Finfinne.
Accordingly, the TPLF/ Ethiopian government security forces  (Agazi) are burning buildings and other stores in the Gimbi town.
Qabsoon qeerroo gara dhihaa onnee guuttun itti cimee fufeera.
 Magaala Gimbii keessatti Mormiin uummataa itti fufee jira. 

The brutal crime and atrocity  of T.P.L.F thugs committed on unarmed peaceful Oromo student’s and civilians is continued. While the Oromo Community in diaspora demanding for justice still the killing is continued in Oromia. This picture is from Gimbi, Wallagga, Western Oromia. 

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Adama University

Photo: Finfinnee University students protesting right now. #March4Finfinnee #OromoProtests

2nd May 2014, Burayuu, #OromoProtests

Buraayyuu keessatti abiddi cimaan qabatee jira!!! Yeroo ammaa kanatti buraayyuu keessatti baankonnii,suuqiin akkasumas waajjiraaleen garaa garaa cufamanii jiru.kattaa irraa jalqabee hanga buraayyuutti dhukaasni banamee jira.uummati magaalaa buraayyuu fi barattoonni “uummati keenya nuuf jedhee dhumaa jira misooma uummati keenya hin feene nutis hin barbaannu jechuu dhaan mormii dhageessisaa jiru. akkasumas wallagga lixaa magaalaan Ayiraa mormii guddaa maaster pilaanii finfinnee irratti dhageessisaa jiru.odeeffannoo hedduutu nu qaqqabaa jira dabaree dhaan isiniif dabarsina. Buraayyuun garuu haala nama sodaachisu keessa jirti.uummati naannoo sana jiraatanis yeroo ammaa kana itti makamaa jiru!!!!!!!! akkasumas Najjoo shaambuu fi gidaamii keessatti mormii guddaan adeemsifamaa jira!!!

#OromoProtests, Aayiraa, Wallagaa, Western Oromia

DG guyyaa har’aa sa’a 3:30 irraa eegalee hanga sa’a 6:30 tti fincilli diddaa gabrummaa godina wallaggaa lixaa aanaa Aayiraatti sabboontota bartattoota oromoo mana barumsaa sadarkaa 2ffaa lama (2) walta’uudhaan hawaasa naannoo akkasumas hojjettoota mootummaatiifi abbootiif harmootii osoo hin hafin mormii finaansaa oolaniiru

#OromoProtests, 2nd May 2014, Baabboo Gambeel

guyyaa har’aa aanaa Baabboo Gambeel magaalaa Baabboo Dabaqqaa keessaatti barattootnii fi uummati wal ta’uun hojjetaa mootummaa dabalatee waajjiraalee fi manneen nagadaa cufuun hiriira nagaa bahanii dhaadannoo Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii uummataati ajjechaa fi reebichi nurraa haa dhaabbatu finfinneen kan keenya oromiyaa dabarsinee hin laannu afaan oromoo afaan federaalaa haa ta’u ibsaa guyyaa guutuu barbaanna daandii asfaaltii barbaanna gaaffiin keenya gaaffii barnootaa mitii fi kkf geggeefamaa turee karaa nagaa dhukaasa, reebichaa fi goolii malee xumuramera

2nd May 2014, East Wallagaa, Kiramuu , #OromoProtests

G/W Bahaa A/kiramuutti mormiin baratoota itti fufee injifannoo hedduu gonfataan.  LAK:baraata 2000 ol hirmachise ture ammas akkuma itti fufeetti jira Ergama=oromiya bilisomsu jedhu ture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz1CYnjwjsE

#OromPotests  4th & 5th May 2104: Global, Diree Dhawaa (Eastern Oromia), Midaa Qenyi (West Showa, Central Oromia), Western Oromia,  East Walllaggaa, Western Oromia (Haroo Limmuu, Arjoo, Gataamaa, Nuunnuu, Billoo Boshee, Guttoo Waayyuu, Guttoo Ayyanaa, Digaa Saasigaa, ) Horroo Guguruu, Iluu Abbaa Booraa, West Wallaaggaa, Jijjigaa University……

#OromoProtests, Bakkoo, Oromia   2nd May 2014

Barattootaa fii Jiraattoonni Magaalaa Baakkoo guyyaa arraa (3rd May 2014) jumlaan mana hidhaatti guuramaa jiran.
Goodina Shawaa Lixaa Magaalaa Baakkootti kaleeysa hawaasaa fii Barattoonni hiriira nagayaa bahudhaan moormii maastar Plaani Finfineef qaban ibsuudhaan, ajjeechaa barattoota Yunivarsiitii adda addaa balaaleefachaa oluun Isaani ni yaadatama. Hawaasni Magaalaa Baakkoo Wayyaaneef akka hin mijjooyne hiriira nagayaa hoggaa godhan warra dhagaa haruu fii hattoota wayyaaneen ummata keeysatti ramadde if keeysaa saaxiluun hiriira nagayaa godhanis arra Waraanni Mootummaa magalaa Baakkoo guututti marsee hawaasa mana hidhaatti guuraa jira. Akka gabaasni achi nu gahe himutti Ilmaa fii haadhas kan waliin hidhan akka jiruu fii namoota hidhan keeysaa namoota areeda qaban karaarratti tumaa maaf akka areeda guddise yeroo gaafatan gurbaan Ani kiristaana akkanumattin guddise jechun himaa turus waraanni wayyaanee Ashabbaarii jechuun isa tumaa haadha Isaa itti dabalanii akka hidhan dhagayameera. Oduu Naannoo keeysanii gabaasuun seenaan akka hin dhukkanee shoora taphadhaa. Footoon Barattootaa fii Jiraattoo gama mana hidhaa oofamaa jiran agarsiisa jechuun naannoorraa nuuf ergameera.

#OromoProtests, 4th May 2014

Begii, West Wellega, Western Oromia

Waallaaga Lixaa magaala Beegiitti fiinciila diddaa yommu gegeefamu


#OromoProtests picture from today’s rally in Gidda ( 2 hr waking distance from Najjo).

6th May 2014

‪#‎OromoProtest‬ in Ijaji (W. Shawa), Central Oromia. More pictures one showing uniformed soldiers roaming the street. 7th May 2014.

#OromoProtests, 2nd May 2014, Asko (Finfinnee)

በአሁኑ ሰአት ከታ (አስኮ) አካባቢ የኦሮሞ ተወላጇች በተገደሉ ተማሪወች ሞክንያ ከባድ ተቃዉሞ እያደረጉ ነዉ ብዙ ሰዉች ቃዉሞዉን እየተቀላቀሉ ይገኛል:: … Facebook Citizen Journalist

– Demand to stop the Addis Ababa Master “Genocide’ Plan 
– Demand JUSTICE for the Massacres in Ambo, Haramaya, Bale-Robe, 

http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/audio/Audio/405430.html

#OromoProtests, 2nd  May 2014. Dambii Dollo

Hara’s kan kaleessan olii ture dirreen Stadium Dambii Dollo…Waaqeffannaa…saba keenyaaf kadhachuu…barattoota keenyaaf kadhachuu…araara waamuun itti fufee Oole !!! kadhataan nugargaaraa ! wanti Waaqayyoof dadhabame

hinjiru !

Photo: #OromoPrtotests Dambi Dollo right now

#OromoProtests  Dembi Dolloo, Qellem Wallagaa, Western Oromia, 6th May 214

Photo: #OromoProtests underway in Jimma Horro/ Nunu, Kellem Walaga province

#OromoProtests Arjoo (JImma Arjo and Nunnuu Qumbaa), East Wallaggaa, Western Oromia, 6th May 2014.

2nd May 2014‪#‎OromoProtests‬ pictures from the rally at Galila (E.Walaga)

#OromoProtests Photo: Addis Ababa University Oromo students urge Mr. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, who’s on a visit in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa), to condemn the government violence on unarmed Oromo students protesting against the Addis Ababa Master Plan to expand the city limits, and thereby evict in millions those Oromos living around the Capital, and also dispossess them of their land (May 1, 2014) 

#OromoProtests  2nd May 2014 in Dongoro town (27 KM from Gimbi) – low resolution picture
Photo: #OromoProtests #Oromo #<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Ethiopia Godina Arsii Lixaa magaala Dodoolatti barattoonni mana baruumsa sadaarka lammaaffa dodoola Fdg eegaluf moona mana baruumsa afootti osoo marii'ata jiran,humnoota mootummaan addaan bittiinayan.barattoonni kun osoo sagaale hin dhageesisin addan bittiinaayanis bakka mirgi Abbaa biyyumma ummaata oromoo hin kabajaminitti hin barannu jeechun yeroo amma kana mormi dhageessisa jiran.
#OromoProtests #Oromo, 2nd May 2014, Arsi (Dodola)
Ethiopia Godina Arsii Lixaa magaala Dodoolatti barattoonni mana baruumsa sadaarka lammaaffa dodoola Fdg eegaluf moona mana baruumsa afootti osoo marii’ata jiran,humnoota mootummaan addaan bittiinayan.barattoonni kun osoo sagaale hin dhageesisin addan bittiinaayanis bakka mirgi Abbaa biyyumma ummaata oromoo hin kabajaminitti hin barannu jeechun yeroo amma kana mormi dhageessisa jiran.
#OromoProtests, 4th May 2014: Guduruu (Kombolcha), Horroo Guduruu  Wallagaa, Western Oromia
kaleessa godina horro gudduru wallagaa magaala kombolcha aanaa guduruutti ummanni oromoo fi baratoonni oromoo hirira nagaa bahan ta’us haala nagayan itti fufu hin dandeenye sababni isaa saroonni fi jaleen wayyaanee ummata fi baratoota mirga isaaf dhaabate kana reebanii adda adda fachaasani haa ta’u malee gaafa kibxataa(28:8:06) haala nama ajaa’ibun hiriira nagaa bahuuf qopha‘ani jiru kanaaf uummanni oromoo hundi qabsoo isaa itti fufuu qaba jenna nutti oromoonni hundi keenya mirga keenyaaf dhaabachu qabna hamma yoomiitti cunqursama hafnaa??

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromo-students-nonviolent-movement-at-wallaggaa-university-against-eviction-of-oromo-farmers-from-finfinnee-surrounding-and-expansion-of-addis-ababa/

#‎OromoProtests‬ Buunidhoo Beddellee, Iluu (LIxa Oromiyaa)

Guyyaa har’aa 07/05/2014, Godina ILUU ABBAA BOORAA, AANAA BEDDELLEE, MAGAALAA BEDDELLEETTI barattoonni MANA BARUMSAA SAD. 2FFAA FI QOPHAA’INAA kessatti barattootni har’a HIRIIRA Mormii isaanii dhageessisaniiru.

Mormiin isaani kunis: 1. Barattootni Aanaa Beddelle irraa hidhamanii jiranii fi oromiyaa guutu keessaa hidhaman nuuf haa hiikaman! 2. Yeroo ammaa Oromiyaa guutu kessatti gaaffin barattoota fi ummata oromootin geggeeffamaa jiru, kan lubbuu oromoota baay’e galaafachisaa jiru deebi haa argatu. 3. Reebamuu fi hidhamuun barattoota fi ummata oromoo irraa haa dhaabatu jechuun mormi cimaa gaggessaa jiru.

Haa ta’uu malee hangaa sa’aa waaree duraatti barattooni 10 ni ol ta’an qabamanii waranaa polisii federaalan mana hidhaati galchaniiru.

Kana males polisiin federaala fi polisiin oromiyaa ijoolle reebuu, hiriira bittinsuu fi kaan immo funaanani mana hidhaati guura jiru. Adaraa ummani naannoo fi hojjattooni mootummaa illee nu bira dhaabbachuu qabdu jedhaa jiru. Qabsoon keenya itti fufa!!

http://bilisummaa.org/2014/05/07/%E2%80%AA%E2%80%8Eoromoprotests%E2%80%AC-buunidhoo-beddellee-iluu-lixa-oromiyaa/

Oromo diaspora (Norway) joined the Oromia (at home) peaceful movement, 1st may 2014 in protest of the Tyranny of Ethiopia and its genocidal master plan.

#‎OromoProtests‬–   SIREE town, 50km from Adama, Siree high school and preparatory student are going to protest “The Master Plan” that is planned by ‪#‎TPLF‬ to annex 20 oromia towns. The people are also preparing to abandon him/herself from any activity, teachers are going to stop teaching, student are going to stop learning, there is no marketing, gov’t employer are going close the office until the questions of oromo student get response. When and where the Siree high school and preparatory student will going to hold demonstration is not publicized for security purpose. 5th May 2014

Horrifying Scene from the Ambo Massacre of April 29, 2014 – #OromoProtests
– Peaceful Oromo protesters – opposing the Addis Ababa Master Plan – chased by the TPLF security forces as they (the TPLF security forces) indiscriminately batter rally-goers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dz1CYnjwjsE

#OromProtests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5A25txsNps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yxknX0Nh5Ww

Photos/Videos: the Global Oromo Community and Friends of the Oromo Express Solidarity with #OromoProtests and Demand Justice for Slain Oromos

Gadaa.com (Gochaa Abba irre Motummaa Wayyaanee ummata Oromoo irratti raawachaa jiru, mormudhaan tarkaanfii waloo fi hatattama fudhachuuf Marii waamame ture milkaawe jira. Qophiin kuni, akka aadaa Oromootti Ebbaa Jaarsoole Oromoon dungoo qabsiisuudhaafi yaadannoo Gotoota Oromoo nuf waregamnin jalqabame. Marii kana irratti namoota dhibban lakkawaaman kan argaman yemmu ta’u, bakka bu’oota Hawaasa Oromoo Berliin-HOB. ev fi Hawaasa Oromoo Munchen fi Nannoo-HOMN e.V, Murtii isaani ummataaf ibsani gaaffii ka’eefis deebi kennaniiru. Waluma galatti Hirira nagaa gaafa Caamsa 9, 2014tti geggeffamu ilaalchisanis haalli qindaawee akka jiru ibsame, hawaasonni biro fi Jaarmooli siyaasas misensoota isaani kan hirmaachisan ta’u isa akkasumas, Warri yakka kana ummata kenya irratti rawwatan haga Seeraan Gaafatamani murtii isaani argatanitti fi gaaffin Saba Oromoo deebii hamma argattutti utu giddutti hinkutiin qabsoo kana kessa hirmaachuuf waada galaniiru. Jarmooleen Siyaasaa Oromoos gargarummaa ilaalchaa siyaasaa qabaan dhiphiifataa diina irratti xiyeeffachuun akkataa dantaa ummataa Oromoo kabajchisuu fi tiksuu irratti garaa fuulduraa maarii bal’aa kan hawaasni keenyaa ifatti qoodaa irraa fudhaatuu akkaa yabboo(Forum)n tolfamuu hirmatoonii walgahii kanaa dhammatnii jiru. Tokkummaan Humna! – 03.05.2014 – Muenchen) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Oromo Community in Munich, Germany; May 3, 2014) Gadaa.com (Photo: Oromo Diaspora in Minnesota – the largest community outside Oromia – met on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to discuss on how to best help Oromo Students’ #OromoProtests) Gadaa.com (Photo: Oromo Diaspora in Minnesota – the largest community outside Oromia – met on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to discuss on how to best help Oromo Students’ #OromoProtests) Gadaa.com (Photo: Oromo Diaspora in Minnesota – the largest community outside Oromia – met on Sunday, May 4, 2014, to discuss on how to best help Oromo Students’ #OromoProtests)

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The so-called Addis Ababa Master-Plan is meant to physically/ethnically/nationally cleanse Oromo from Tulama-land. Let us see this case, Lafto was an Afan-Oromo speaking Oromia district a mere 15 years ago. Over the last decade or so, the Afan-Oromo Lafto has been transformed into an Amharic-speaking region inside Addis Ababa – with no significant Oromo nationals there; thus, by expanding to the Lafto area, the Habesha government of Addis Ababa has committed ethnocide on the Oromo in Lafto (it changed the ethnic/national makeup of the Lafto area). This is a point in addition to physically murdering the Oromo farmers who used to live in Lafto area – where are they now? With no land, home and livelihood to depend upon, they have been left to die slowly – which is the genocide committed on the Oromo as a result of the expansion of Addis Ababa into Lafto. The same can be said about other Oromo regions now forcefully incorporated into Addis Ababa, especially over the last few decades: CMC, Kolfe, Kotebe, etc. In other words, the expansion of Addis Ababa has nothing to do with “urbanization” or “development” – but only for committing the physical liquidation (genocide) of the Oromo farmers, and extermination of their language and culture (ethnocide). To summarize, the expansion of Addis Ababa results in the death of Oromo farmers and their families, and also in the death of their culture and language. This is to say, the Master Plan of Addis Ababa is the Habesha’s Mein Kampf on the Oromo. (Note: Mein Kampf is Hitler’s hateful plan for extermination of the Jews). By all means necessary, all Oromos and friends of the Oromo – and peace-loving citizens of the world – must destroy the Habesha’s Mein Kampf on the Oromo – aka the Master Plan of the Addis Ababa City. Those behind this document must be brought forward to face justice for attempting/vouching to perpetrate ethnic cleansing and ethnocide on the Oromo. – Gadaacom  Oromo

The Secrets of  the New Master plan of  Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) Expansion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EG-Yco3RzOw

THE NEW MASTER PLAN (MASTER CLAN KILLER) OF FINFINNE (ADDIS ABABA): Critique and Protest Against Utopian (Nowhere) Comprehensiveness and Physical (Tabula Rasa) Determinist Master Plan.

It is a politically motivated move based on driving the surrounding Oromo community into deeper poverty offering only empty promise to others simply echoing what they think people may want to hear such as, international standard, accelerated development, modernizing the city, experts from prominent European master planners, etc. They have wrongly judged the Oromo thinking and aspirations when they try to trick the Oromos by naming few Oromo individuals like Kumaa Dammaksaa, Berhane Deressa, Driba Kuma, etc. These individuals have always been on the other side of the Oromo issue that the dictators were ingenuous to think that such names would soften the position of the Oromos to thwart the grand political question that they have been asking. No cover ups and use of Oromo names can answer this questions, only the rule of law implemented without political infringement can. The current Ethiopian constitution touted 20 years ago then is politically void in that many of its provisions including articles 40, 43, and 49 remained hollow promises. Particularly, Article 49 of the fake constitution gives only lip service concerning the special interest of Oromia on Addis Ababa. So far, the acclaimed special interest had not met any interest of the Oromo people and the State of Oromia except the contamination of rivers, unmanaged urban runoff, untreated grey water, and pollutions from different land uses of Finfinnee continue to wreak lives and destroy livelihoods of the surrounding Oromos. No considerations of inclusionary practice for Oromo people who use water from the contaminated rivers is made in the recent master plan; it rather plans to do worse, uproot the remaining communities and clear up the swaths of land for the alien settlers. The plan is not inclusive and has no room for managing conflicting interests. So, it is morally, ethically, and professionally wrong and void. Politically flawed; federally owned or territorial boundary of the city has no geographically limited space and no sustainable growth management practices are evinced within the master plan document. The territories of States are divisible and can be manipulated all the time for hidden and clear goals where the state of Oromia has no clear boundaries. The master plan has a clear expansionist goal that will divide the state of Oromia in to two separate regions while it gives access (connection) to the Amhara region and Gurage zone in the near feature. So, the acclaimed master plan is an open venue for the urban sprawl and the development it claims can create political instability for that country. Legally unconstitutional and has no legal means is provided to acquire 1.1 million hectares of land. It is aimed to transfer a political power, state property, and private property to the other private owner (the riches). This is illegal because government cannot take a property from one citizen and transfer it to other private citizen or cannot treat its citizens prejudicially and undermine the rights of indigenous population. The so called master plan has unbearable outcomes; it is aimed to disintegrate the shared values of Oromo people, kills the sense of belongingness, the clans, sub-clans, hamlets, and traditional norms. That master plan has ignored the right of the Oromo people and the state of Oromia to administer a large city and has the intent of building a single municipal government on the big chunk of land. The so called prominent European experts on the advisory payroll seemed to have no clue of multijurisdictional planning or ignored the underlying effects of planning that can destroy existing unique identity. If growth is desirable the undesirable effects of planning could be averted. For instance, cities can have contiguous shape or spotted (leapfrog) settlements while having different local governments that leave sensitive places open as it is in between the cities such as farm lands, environmentally sensitive places, historical places, and indigenous population. Why is the state of Oromia cannot administer satellite (suburban) cities? No reason except there is a hidden goal.That master plan is naive about the sociological formation of indigenous people and assumed as if no diversity exists. Its planning contents disrespected existing values that are given for diversity of culture, values, and different interests of the Oromian state position. No principles and normative theory is evidenced. That master plan is naive about the sociological formation of indigenous people and assumed as if no diversity exists. Its planning contents disrespected existing values that are given for diversity of culture, values, and different interests of the Oromian state position. No principles and normative theory is evidenced. No answer is provided for questions such as, who is going to be evicted? Why they are evicted? Where is their destination? And where is the end point of expansion of the city of Finfinnee? No equal opportunity and equitable conditions provided for the affected.

By Gamsiis (Ph.D.)

Introduction

The aim of this short essay is to protest and critique the newly declared Master Plan of Finfinne (Addis Ababa), the central city of Oromia. Moreover, it is also aimed to advocate for and bolster the voice of the underrepresented Oromo communities living in around Fifinne who are affected by this master plan.  The so called new master plan of the city of Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) is a top-down, utopian, physical determinist, a blue print production oriented plan, and filled with politically void terms, laden with hidden agenda that has a grand aim of disintegrating the territorial integrity of the state of Oromia and expand federal government and the minority settlers it has been sponsoring for the last 23 years at the heart of Oromo land, Finfinne.

Prior to discussing the details of the so called master plan this article will define and analyze three major planning and plan related issues. Here we will discuss the theoretical and practical considerations in defining a city planning, and the legal frameworks surrounding city planning practices.

City planning (Town planning) in general term is an activity that regulates the urban development to efficiently manage the urban land use in order to improve the lives of its community by creating safe, healthy, equitable, well situated, and attractive social and economic opportunities for the present residents without compromising the need and possible aspirations of future generations.

Therefore, Master plans (comprehensive plan, general plan) should be aimed to create more development opportunity, better living conditions, healthy and livable place.  There are multiple outcomes that are expected from the genuine planning activity. Planning should focus on providing and creating better job opportunity for the community, build improved tax base for the city government, and facilitate the provision of better public services such as transportation, supply, utility services, schools, safety services (policing, fire protection, etc.), recreations, and park services. Secondly, planning is aimed to facilitate economic development outcomes that encourage existing economic institutions and attract new development opportunities. Thirdly, planning activity must create equitable benefits (conditions) for the business community, the public, and the local government (city government). Fourth, city planning activity should empower environment friendly development activities while regulating activities that can have negative environmental impacts and severe environmental hazards such as industrial pollutions, management of urban runoffs, and control other land use externalities.

Contrarily, planning can have negative impacts on property values, can affect peoples’ life negatively, may have hidden values or vague goals, and can have negative political impacts against citizen. Planning activity without legal and judiciary means of protecting civil right can serve as covert exercise of power over the private property, and natural amenities can have a devastating outcome. Authorities, business community, and interested stakeholders may use planning as a land grabbing tool or can impose unfair land use management practices.

Moreover, planning itself can be viewed as a political exercise that manifests itself as taking power (eminent domain) or policing power over public/community properties as well as private property. In its perfect sense, planning should be purely apolitical and it is a governmental duty exercised by city government. But planning can unequally benefit/harm citizens, and even displace and evict communities, destroy shared common values, culture, identity, history and heritage of people, and can kill the sense of belongingness and ownership. Particularly, in places like Finfinne where the unique merger of history and power accorded aliens the privilege of carving a settlement for themselves among the indigenous people, planning to expand, modify the settlement (city) will have always adverse effect on the surrounding indigenous communities. In addition to the scramble for the physical land resources there exist invaluable cultural and historical heritage heritages that may be destroyed by planning practices. There are diverse multi layered socio-cultural orders, common shared values, systems, clans, sub clans, villages, traditional settlements, historical places, and related religious amenities of indigenous nature on which planning can have a devastating effect. It can kill all of these values if not practiced carefully and if legal measures and institutions are not in place to protect all of these including environmentally sensitive areas.

Additionally, planning is value laden practice and with multi-faceted interest where affected parties need to consulted, counseled and legally represented at all planning levels and their needs and rights given proper consideration. Planning graphics, maps, colors, and planning jargons can be very complex, can be hard to be understood by layperson, and are full of professional terms. In some cases planning can have hidden goals where the outcomes are not clear to everyone including the stakeholders they were meant to serve.

The Master Clan Killer

As the case study conducted about the current and newly proposed master plan shows

The analysis of the newly proposed master plan of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) indicated that its content and quality has imposed issues (values) that are dictatorial and top-down planning activity.  The so called master plan is aimed at physical development such as land acquisition for the expansion of the city without full social, cultural, and environmental planning concepts. The industrial zonation of the south east Finfinne was an example of bad planning practice that did not take in to account the impact it can have on the environment. Industrial wastes from this zone have affected thousands of individuals along Akaki (Aqaaqii) river banks and the effects have been felt as far south as Koka (Qooqaa).  Therefore, this and earlier master plans were aimed to achieve physical design goals i.e., a plan to expand the perimeter of federal constituency at the expense of social, cultural, environmental, historical and economic injustices to the nearby indigenous communities. The so called master plan failed the affected communities, destroyed their values and can be called the CLAN KILLER. The following is a justification why it has to be called the MASTER CLAN KILLER.

  1. The acclaimed master plan is socially blind and has never mentioned to have a social oriented goal. So, it is socially reckless physical design oriented towards achieving a narrow goal of undermining the state of Oromia and the Oromo people and expanding breathing ground for aliens settled in the city.
  2. It is blind towards the cultural and historical heritage of Oromo people that existed for thousands of years before the inception of Finfinnee. No evidence of any attempt was presented to protect the cultural and historical heritages of the local communities and the major Oromo clans of the area such as Abbichuu. Gullallee, Galaan, etc, are on the verge of extinction.
  3. It is a politically motivated move based on driving the surrounding Oromo community into deeper poverty offering only empty promise to others simply echoing what they think people may want to hear such as, international standard, accelerated development, modernizing the city, experts from prominent European master planners, etc. They have wrongly judged the Oromo thinking and aspirations when they try to trick the Oromos by naming few Oromo individuals like Kumaa Dammaksaa, Berhane Deressa, Driba Kuma, etc. These individuals have always been on the other side of the Oromo issue that the dictators were ingenuous to think that such names would soften the position of the Oromos to thwart the grand political question that they have been asking. No cover ups and use of Oromo names can answer this questions, only the rule of law implemented without political infringement can. The current Ethiopian constitution touted 20 years ago then is politically void in that many of its provisions including articles 40, 43, and 49 remained hollow promises. Particularly, Article 49 of the fake constitution gives only lip service concerning the special interest of Oromia on Addis Ababa. So far, the acclaimed special interest had not met any interest of the Oromo people and the State of Oromia except the contamination of rivers, unmanaged urban runoff, untreated grey water, and pollutions from different land uses of Finfinnee continue to wreak lives and destroy livelihoods of the surrounding Oromos. No considerations of inclusionary practice for Oromo people who use water from the contaminated rivers is made in the recent master plan; it rather plans to do worse, uproot the remaining communities and clear up the swaths of land for the alien settlers. The plan is not inclusive and has no room for managing conflicting interests. So, it is morally, ethically, and professionally wrong and void.
  4. Politically flawed; federally owned or territorial boundary of the city has no geographically limited space and no sustainable growth management practices are evinced within the master plan document. The territories of States are divisible and can be manipulated all the time for hidden and clear goals where the state of Oromia has no clear boundaries. The master plan has a clear expansionist goal that will divide the state of Oromia in to two separate regions while it gives access (connection) to the Amhara region and Gurage zone in the near feature. So, the acclaimed master plan is an open venue for the urban sprawl and the development it claims can create political instability for that country.
  5. Legally unconstitutional and has no legal means is provided to acquire 1.1 million hectares of land. It is aimed to transfer a political power, state property, and private property to the other private owner (the riches). This is illegal because government cannot take a property from one citizen and transfer it to other private citizen or cannot treat its citizens prejudicially and undermine the rights of indigenous population.
  6. The so called master plan has unbearable outcomes; it is aimed to disintegrate the shared values of Oromo people, kills the sense of belongingness, the clans, sub-clans, hamlets, and traditional norms.
  7. That master plan has ignored the right of the Oromo people and the state of Oromia to administer a large city and has the intent of building a single municipal government on the big chunk of land. The so called prominent European experts on the advisory payroll seemed to have no clue of multijurisdictional planning or ignored the underlying effects of planning that can destroy existing unique identity. If growth is desirable the undesirable effects of planning could be averted. For instance, cities can have contiguous shape or spotted (leapfrog) settlements while having different local governments that leave sensitive places open as it is in between the cities such as farm lands, environmentally sensitive places, historical places, and indigenous population. Why is the state of Oromia cannot administer satellite (suburban) cities? No reason except there is a hidden goal.
  8. That master plan is naive about the sociological formation of indigenous people and assumed as if no diversity exists. Its planning contents disrespected existing values that are given for diversity of culture, values, and different interests of the Oromian state position.
  9.  No principles and normative theory is evidenced.
  10. No answer is provided for questions such as, who is going to be evicted? Why they are evicted? Where is their destination? And where is the end point of expansion of the city of Finfinnee?
  11. No equal opportunity and equitable conditions provided for the affected
  12. No evidence of public participation and the affected side has no say in it. All planning jargons, engineering graphics, color codes, and the full intent of the plan supposed to be explained to the unskilled public. Legal representation and professional advocacy supposed to be rendered for the affected community. The so called master plan has no principles or notion of inclusive community development plan. Its participants are outsiders and foreigners to the Oromo public and have nothing to do with Oromo to discuss their future destiny on behalf of our community. No authority is vested to any foreign nationals or foreign government or any non-Oromo group to decide on them or ratify any type of master plan on behalf the State of Oromia. This will create distrust between the representatives of Oromian state and the Oromian nationals at large while undermining the fake constitution of Ethiopia. The leaders of OPDO should rise and remove the curtain that has blinded them for too long. If they need any sort of credibility among the Oromo people, this is their chance. They have to stand firm and oppose this TPLF sponsored master plan of destroying Oromia and the Oromo people. The destruction of the Oromo people as we know is the end of OPDO as well.
  13. It is a perpetrated document for federal government to practice an overtly eminent domain and expand the federal government holdings.
  14. It is a document aimed to kill (weaken) the tax base of the state of Oromia and economically marginalize Oromian citizens while holding them in a perpetual poverty trap.
  15. It is a planning document without zoning ordinance and legal support.
  16.  It is a top-down faceted planning activity and it is the same as the past failed master plans. It is a dictatorial planning system that has no public interest envisioned.
  17. It is an old style, rigid, and inflexible blueprint without common value.

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From Ambo in West, to Melka Jebdu/Dire Dawa in East, to Jimma in South, to Kombolcha/Walloo in North, Oromia is Up for Grabs Under the Cover of “Industrial Zones”

According to documents acquired by Gadaa.com, the scale of land grabbing (land thefts) underway in Oromia by the TPLF junta, its Habesha “INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) and its foreign financiers is larger than previously known to the public. According to information aggregated by Gadaa.com, prime farmlands in Oromia, including the Walloo territory in the North, will be divided into at least 8 “industrial zones” and ownership of Oromo farmlands will be transferred to Habesha “INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) and their foreign financiers under the pretext of the “Growth and Transformation Plan – GTP – Development” scheme. Ambo, in West Oromia, is slated to be ultimately incorporated under the authority of Addis AbabaAdministration, together with Bole-Lemmi, Sandafa, Dukem, Kilinto and other small Oromian towns Surrounding Addis Ababa. Under this scheme, Oromo farmers in Kilinto have been completely evicted off their farmlands over the last year in 2013/2014, as it was reported last week on Gadaa.com. Farmlands around Jimma in South Oromia and those in Melka Jebdu around Dire Dawa in East Oromia will all be incorporated into the adjacent cities, and the ownership of the land be transferred to Habesha“INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) under the pretext of “development,” “Growth and Transformation Plan – GTP,” and so on. In Northern Oromia, the TPLF regime has already doled out land to “INVESTORS” under its GTP scheme around Kombolcha, near Bati, Walloo. The full TPLF plan, if implemented, will uproot millions of Oromos from their farmlands, and condemn them to further poverty with no land and livelihood. Here are some documents: – The 8 so far known “industrial zones” designed by TPLF for land theft and grabbing in Oromia (includes Jimma, Dire Dawa and Kombolcha/Walloo): Gadaa.com – Ambo and Other Towns Around Finfinnee: the expansive Addis Ababa will ultimately bring these Oromian towns under its authority per the TPLF plan:   Gadaa.com http://gadaa.com/oduu/25363/2014/04/15/from-ambo-in-the-west-to-melka-jebdudire-dawa-in-the-east-to-jimma-in-the-south-to-kombolchawalloo-in-the-north-oromia-is-up-for-grabs-under-the-disguise-of-industrial-zones/#.U0y_ONMGNwM.facebook

The Oromo Federalist Congress(OFC) has sounded its sternest alarm about the ongoing land-grab activities in Oromia, especially the plan regarding the Oromian towns surrounding Finfinnee, in a statement released on April 14, 2014. OFC issued the statement at the conclusion of its meeting in Finfinnee on April 13, 2014.

In the statement, OFC also condemned the Ethiopian government’s Land Policy, which is being enforced in Oromia without Oromo’s participation, as a plan that will ignite violence between Oromo farmers and investors. Furthermore, OFC reminded the Ethiopian government about the Special Interests of Oromia in Addis Ababa (Finfinnee), which has not been implemented so far, per the Constitution.

Here is  the  statement in  Afan Oromo:

OFC_FinfinneeMeeting2014_2 OFC_FinfinneeMeeting2014_1     OFC_letter_April2014_1     OFC_letter_April2014_2 OFC_letter_April2014_3   http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/oromo-federalist-congress-ofc-sounds-alarm-about-the-ongoing-land-grab-in-oromia/         The Oromo people  are opposing the TPLF’s new master plan to destroy the Oromo nation, identity and home land: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MrWs8yJh5mY   Dhimma Maastar Pilaanii Finfinnee irratti xiinxala hayyoota Oromoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sqF3gECERcU   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBnauhTIClg https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBnauhTIClg https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uXsIrbdbEQ4

Ibsa ABO | The OLF Condemns the Acts of Ethnic Cleansing in Finfinnee

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

PRESS RELEASE 16th April 2014
We are gravely concerned that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front-led (TPLF) regime has, once again, intensified its policy of cleansing the Oromo people from Finfinnee, the capital city of Oromia, and the surrounding districts.
The regime first created the so-called Oromia Special Zone in 2008 and since pursued a relentless systematic removal of the indigenous Oromo people from their ancestral land in the name of “land for investors”, with the sole purpose of forcefully usurping and controlling Oromo land and resource.
The Oromo towns including Akaki, Bonsa, Burayu, Chaffe, Chancho, Dukam, Galan, Holata, Mojo, Mulo, Sabata, Sandafa, Sululta, and Walamara, which the regime has brought under the administration of the “Special Zone”, are scattered along the four main gates to and from the capital in the range of 25Km to 50Km from the capital city.
The regime has launched its most recent atrocity under the guise of “Addis Ababa and the Surrounding OromiaIntegrated Development Plan Project” and annexed the aforementioned towns from Oromia. The regimes’ long-term sinister strategic plan is to surgically remove Finfinnee and the surrounding from Oromia and annex it to the neighboring Amhara state and deprive Oromia of its vital economic and political capital when Oromia eventually becomes an independent country.
Having compulsorily and illegally evicted the Oromo people from areas surrounding their capital city, and now removing a huge landmass and vital strategic towns away from Oromia, the regime has — as it did in 2004 when it imprisoned, killed and exiled over 350 Oromo students for opposing the eviction of Oromo institutions from their capital city — provoked the Oromo youth to rise up and protest. Now it will use this as pretext to dismiss Oromo students from universities, imprison them, and send them into exile en masse.
The TPLF regime and its collaborators need to understand that the land taken from the Oromo people will be returned to its lawful owners sooner or later.
The regime has been waging state terrorism against the Oromo people to suppress their protest against eviction from their homeland and confiscation of their farmlands. It has imprisoned tens of thousands of them for their objection to its apartheid-like educational policy and for their demands of political rights and the right of self-determination for the past two decades. Numerous reports from credible regional and international human rights organizations confirm that the TPLF considers all socially and politically conscious Oromo nationals as enemies, and that it targets them as such.
There has been no regime that has pushed the Oromo people harder than the TPLF in their history. They are being pushed to the limit by the brutalities of the regime and have no alternative but to rise up in unison. Hence, the current TPLF-led regime needs to be reminded that its premeditated human rights abuses and dehumanization of the Oromo people constitute a recipe for a disastrous civil war.
The OLF believes the TPLF must be stopped. The OLF will do all in its power to strengthen its struggle against the regime. We will also renew our call to our people to stand shoulder to shoulder and strengthen our unity to defeat the enemy and guarantee the survival of our nation.
Oromia shall be free!
Oromo Liberation Front

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

16 Ebla 2014
Mootummaan Itoophiyaa Adda Bilisummaa Uummata Tigraayiin (Wayyaaneen) gaggeeffamu magaalaa guddittii Oromiyaa, Finfinnee fi magaalota naannoo ishee jirani irraa Oromoo haxaayee baasuuf imaammata qabu itti fufuun isaa hedduu yaaddessaa ta’ee jira.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee jalqaba bara 2008 keessa godina addaa Oromiyaa kan jedhu uumuun Oromoota akaakayyuu fi abaabayyuun laficha irra jiraataa turan buqqisuun shiraan maqaa ’misooina’ jedhuun lafa Oromoo humnaan saamee towannaa isaa jala galchee jira. Finfinnee irraa km 25 – 50 irratti kan argaman magaalonni akka Aqaaqii, Boonsaa, Buraayyuu, Caffee, Caancoo, Duukam, Galaan, Hoolota, Moojoo, Muloo, Sabbata, Sandaafaa, Sulultaa fi Walmaraa bulchiinsa godinoota addaa Oromiyaa jedhamu jalatti yeroo ammaa kana dhuunfaa mootummaa Wayyaanee jala jiru.
Akka hammeenya mootummaan Wayyaanee caalaatti yeroo dhihoo kana jalqabee jiruutti aguuggii ’Finfinnee fi Karoora Qindoomina Proojektii Guddina Misooma Naannoo Addaa Oromiyaa’ jedhuun magaalota arman ol maqaan ka’e Finfinneetti maxxansuuf yaalaa jira. Akeekni kanaas Finfinnee fi naannoo ishee Oromiyaa irraa kutuun bulchiinsa isaa biyyoota ollaa kan akka Amaaraan walitti dabaluun fuulduratti siyaasaa fi hawaasummaa Oromiyaa walaba taatu xiqqeessuuf akka ta’e hubatamaa dha.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee Oromoota naannoo magaalaa guddittii isaanii taate Finfinnee jiraataa turan dirqamaa fi seeraa ala buqqisaa turee amman tana ammoo lafuma isaanii kanaa fi magaalota beekamoo naannoo Finfinnee Oromiyaa irraa kutuun Finfinneettan dabala jechaa jira.
Mootummaan TPLF kun bara 2004 keessas akkuma kana dhaabbatoota Oromoo Finfinnee irraa buqqisuuf yeroo tattaafataa ture barattoota Oromoo sadarkaa olaanaa gocha kana morman 350 ol ta’an hidhuu, ajjeesuu fi biyya irraa akka godaanan godhe ture. Ammas barattoota Oromoo University tuttuquun akka isaan mormii kaasan gochuun hedduminaan barumsa irraa akka arihataman, mana hidhaatti akka guuraman akkasumas biyya irraa gara biyya alaatti akka godaanan gochuuf kan yaadame dha.
Mootummaan Wayyaanee fi warri isa waliin tumsa qaban oolee bula malee lafti Oromoo seeraan abbaa lafaa kan ta’e Oromootti akka deebi’uu danda’u beekuu qabu.
Mootummaan kun Oromoon dache isaa irraas ta’e qonnaa isaa irraa yommuu buqqa’u akka hin iyyanneef ykn hin mormineef ’seera shororkeessituu’ baafatuun ittiin gadi qabaa jira. Kana dura waggoota kurnan lamaan darban keessa imaammata barumsaa kan seera ’aparteid’ fakkaatuu gadi hinjirre mormuuf, gaaffii mirga siyaasaa fi mirga hiree ofii ofiin murteeffachuu gaafachuuf barattoonni kumaatamatti lakkaa’aman sochii waan godhaniif mana hidhaatti guuraman. Akka gabaasota dhabota mirga dhala namaa Addunyaatti, Wayyaaneen siyaasaanis ta’e hawaasummaan Oromoota eenyumaa isaanii irratti dammaqiinsa qaban irratti xiyyeeffachuun akka diineffatee jiru ragaa bahu.
Seenaa cunqursootaa keessatti kan akka Wayyaanee uummata Oromoo irratti dhiibbaa guddaa godhe hin turre. Kanaaf uummatni Oromoo tokkummaan ka’ee qabsoo isaa jabeessuu malee fala biraa hinqabu. Mootummaan Wayyaanee kan beekuu qabu qeyee isaa irratti mirga uummata Oromoo jeequu fi namummaa isaa xiqqeessuuf gocha itti jiru kana irraa yoo of hinqusanne ummatoota biyyattii gidduutti wal waraansi akka ka’uuf karaa banaa akka jiru dha.
Wayyaaneen gocha uummata Oromoo irratti raawwataa jiru kana irraa dhaabamu akka qabu Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo itti amana. ABOn qabsoo mootummaa Wayyaanee irratti godhu karuma fedheen iyyuu ciminaan itti fufa. Uummanni Oromoo tokkummaan harka walqabatee qabsoo isaa jabeessuun diina isaa injifatee abbaa biyyummaa isaa akka mirkaneeffatuuf irra deebiin waamicha keenya haaressina.
Oromiyaan Ni Bilisoomti!
Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo
http://freeoromia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/ibsa-abo-olf-condemns-acts-of-ethnic.html

Magaalaan Finfinnee namicha harkaa fi harma muruun bekkamu, Minilik 2ffaan erga hundoofte kunoo har`a waggaa 128 ta`ee jira. Yeroo sanaa kaasee hamma ammaatti Finfinneen teessoo mootummoota abbaa irree(dictator) biyya Itiyoophiyaa bulchaa turanii fi bulchaa jiran ta`un tajaajilaa jirti. Ummanni haandhuraa fi naannawaa Finfinnee jiraachaa ture ummata Oromooti. Hundeffama magaalaa gudditti biyya Itiyoophiyaatti aansuun rakkinni fi gadadoon saba guddaa kana irratti gahee fi ammas gahaa jiru baayyee sukkaneessaa dha.

Namichi Miniliik II jedhamu teessoo isaa erga Finfinnee godhate booda hojiin inni raawwate saboota(lammiwwan) isaa kaabaa Itiyoophiyyaati gara giddu-gala biyyatitti godaansisuu ture. Godaansa kanaan ummanni saba Seemii lakkoofsaan hedduu ta`an Finfinnee fi naannawaa ishii qubatan. Saboonni biroos sababa daldalaa fi haala jireenya mijaawaa barbaaduuf jecha gara Finfinnetti akka malee godaananiru. Yeroo kanaa kaaseeti baayyinni ummata Oromoo Finfinnee fi naannawaa ishii jiraatu haala nama ajaa`ibuun lakkoofsi isaa gadi bu`aa kan dhufe.

Ragaan waggoota muraasa dura Waajjira giddu-gala staatistikii Itiyoophiyaa(Central statistic agency of Ethiopia) maxxanfame akka agarsisuutti baayyinni ummata Oromoo magaalaa Finfinnee keessa jiraatu 19.51% qofa dha. Parsantiin saddeetamaa (80%) sabni Finfinnee keessa jiraatu kan Oromoo hin taane dha. Ragaa kana irraa hubachuun akka danda`amutti sabni Oromoo akkaataa nama gaddisisuun biyya abbaa isaa kan haandhurri isaa itti awwaalame irraa dhabamsiifamaa akka jiru dha.

Yeroo waa`ee Finfinnee yaadu gaaffiin yeroo baayyee sammuu koo keessa deddebi`u tokkootu jira.Ummanni Oromoo Finfinnee keessa jiraachaa ture parsantii guddaan yeroo ammaa kana hin jiru.

Ummanni kun eessa jira amma? ykn eessa deeme?

Karaa mataa kotiin deebiwwan lama gaaffii kanaaf ta`uu danda`u jedhu akka armaan gaditti dhiheessa.

  1. Mootummoota abbaa irree biyyatti yeroo gara garaa bulchaa turaniin ykn bulchaa jiraniin dirqisifame naannoo isaa gadhise akka godaanu taasifameera. (displacement)
  2. Dhibbaa (pressure) ummanni Habashaa karaa aadaa,afaanii fi amantiitin ummata Oromoo irratti godhaniin ummanni Oromoo eenyummaa isaa akka dhabu godhameera.(Identity loss).

Shirri kun hundi saba Oromoo irratti raawwatameera;raawwatamaas jira.  Ji`a muraasa dura mootummaa cunqursaa Wayyaaneetiin dizaayiniin magaala Finfinnee babal`isuuf dhiyaate fi booda akka hojiirra olu ragaasifame kan baayyee nama riifachisu fi cittoo irratti fanxoo kan nama jechisisu dha.  Jaarraa (bar-dhibbee) 21ffaa kana keessa ummanni addunyaa qaroomiina irraan kan ka`e ummatoota jalqaba biyya tokko keessa jiraachaa turaniif (Indigenous people) kunuunsa gochaa jiru,akkasuumas madaalli naannoo(ecology) tursisuuf kunuunsaa fi eguumsa adda ta`e biqiltootaa fi bineensotaaf gochaa jiru. Karaa faallaa (fuggisoo) ta`en mootummaan Wayyaanee shirri inni kanaan dura ummata Oromoo naannoo Finfinnee jiraatu irratti raawwate gaha otoo hin jedhiin maastar pilaanii(master plan) haaraa qopheessuun aadaa, afaanii fi eenyummaa Oromoo  akkasuumas bosonaa fi qabeenya uumamaa Oromoon qabu caalatti dhabamsiisuuf bifa haaraatin duula cimaa gaggeessuuf qophaahaa jira.

Akkaataa diizaayinii haaraa hojii irra oluuf qophaahaa jiru kanaan magaalonni fi aanoonni Finfinnee irraa fageenya kiloomeetira 100 irratti argaman hundi magaalaa Finfinnee jala galu. Mastar pilaanii(Maser Plan) kun dhugumatti hojii irra ola taanaan yeroo kamiyyuu caala ummanni Oromoo rorroo fi gidiraa daangaa hin qabneef saaxilama. Rakkoowwan ijoo(main) mastar pilaaniin kun ummata keenyatti fiduu danda`an akka armaan gaditti ibsuu yaala.

1. Hiyyuummaa babal`isa 

Kana jechuun sababa investimantii fi babal`ina magaalaatiin ummanni Oromoo lafa qonnaa isaa ni dhaba. Gali guddaan qote bulaan Oromoo qabu oomisha lafa qonnaa isaa irraa argatu dha. Lafa qonnaa isaa dhabe taanaan oomisha oomishuu hin danda`u. Sababa kanaan kan ka`e galii argachuuf jecha invastimantii lafa qonnaa isaa irratti hundeffameen waardiyyaa ta`uuf dirqama. Dabalataaniis hojii humnaa (labour) garaagaraa barbaachuuf gara magaalaatti godaanuun jireenya gadadoo fi hiyyuumaan guuttame jiraachuuf saaxilama.

2. Diigamuu maatiif sababa ta`a

Kana jechuun immoo qotee bulaan tokko lafa qonnaa isaa erga dhabee galii adda ta`e tokko waan hin qabneef jireenya isaa mo`achuuf jecha qe`ee isaa gadhisee godaanuuf dirqama. Maatiin isaas bifa walfakkaatuun sababa jireenyaatiif jecha faffaca`uun waan nama wal gaafachisu miti.

3. Barattoota fi hojjattoota Oromoo irratti dhibbaa xin-sammuu (Pyschological impacts) hagana hin jedhamne fida.

Afaan barattoonni Oromoo nannawaa Finfinnee jiran mana baruumsaatti ittiin baratani fi waajjiraaleen mootummaa kan dhimma itti bahaan Afaan Oromoo (Oromiffa) dha. Finfinneen haala amma deemaa jiruu kanaan ni bal`atti yoo ta`e aadaa fi afaan saba biraatu wajjiin guddachaa adeema. Manneen barnootaa fi waajjiraaleen naannoo Oromiyaa keessa turan hundi tajaajila kan kennan afaan hojii mootummaa feederaalaa,afaan Amaariffaatin ta`a.  Kun immoo barattoota keenyaaf gufuu guddaa ta`uun baruumsa isaanii irratti dhibbaa cimaa ta`e fida.  Afaan alagaatiin baruumsa barachuun barattoota Oromoo irratti rakkina xin-sammuu daangaa hin qabne fida. Haaluma wal fakkaatuun hojjattonni waajjiroolee garaagaraa keessa Afaan Oromootiin tajaajila kennaa turan diigamuu bakka hojii isaanii irraan ka`e hojii kan biraa barbaaduuf saaxilamu. Hojiin biraa argamuu danda`uus afaan alagaatiin ta`a.  Kuniis miidhaa mataa isaa danda`e qaba.

4. Eenyummaa Oromoo balaa irra buusa

Akkuma armaan dura ibsuu yaaleetti Oromoon Finfinnee keessa jiraatu sababa adda addaatiin eenyummaa isaa akka dhabe dha. Sababa guddina magaalaatiini fi shiira adda ta`e mootummaa wayyaanee qopheessee kanaan dizaayiniin magaalaa Finfinnee bal`isuun hojii irra ola taanaan eenyummaan Oromoo yeroo kam iyyuu caala balaa irra bu`a.  Aadaan,afaan,amantiin fi eenyummaan saba habashaa dagaagaa yeroo adeemu kan Oromoo immoo laafuu fi dhabamuuta`a.

Shiira mootummaa Wayyaaneetiin ademaa jiru kana ykn maastar pilaanii magaalaa Finfinnee haaraa kana akkamitti dura dhaabachuun danda`ama?

Ummanni Oromoo maal gochuu qaba?

Ummanni Oromoo yeroo kam iyyuu caala tokkummaa isaa jabessee wal faana dhaabachuu kan qabu yeroo ammaa kana. Tokkummaan sabni keenya shiira nurratti deemaa jiru ittisuuf agarsiise ibsuuf seenaa yeroo dhihoo «Boycott Bedele» yaadachuun gahaa dha. Tokkummaan humna. Yoo walii galan; alaa galan akkuma jedhamu garaagarummaa qabnu akkuma jirutti waliif dhiisnee dhimma Oromoo fi Oromiyaa irratti harka wal qabannee wal faana dhaabachuun dirqama lammii keenya hundaati. Tokkummaan yoo kaane sagalee keenya sadarkaa addunyaatti dhageessisuu dandeenya. Yoo nuti tokkoomne dha, gurra hawaasa adduunyaa argachuu kan dandeenyu. Kanaafuu sabni Oromoo kan biyya keessaa fi biyya hambaa jiru gurmuun wal jabeessee shiira mootummaan Wayyaannee ummata Oromoo lafa irraa dhabamsisuuf gochaa jirtu kana dura dhaabbachuu qaba jedha. Jirbiin wal gargaartee arba hiti (Mixiin wal-qabattee laga ceeti) jedhama mitiree;tokko taane haa falmannu.

Injiffannoon saba cunqursaa jala jiruuf haa ta`u!!!

Maastar plaani magaala Finfinnee haara wordpox kana keessati argachuu ni dandeechu

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/351vsabzpixbol1/5y6lqogioK

Hawi Chala (hhunduma@yahoo.com)

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/finfinnee-balisuu-oromiyaa-jigsuu-oromuummaa-balleessu/

http://www.voanews.com/mp3/voa/africa/orom/orom1730aWED.mp3

An office called “Addis Ababa and the surrounding Oromia Integrated Development Plan” prepared an International and National Conference on June 2013 at Adama Town, Galma Abba Gadaa.

The Objective of organizing the conference of the top ranking government cadres (mostly OPDO’s) was to work on the manifesting of the proposed Integrated Regional Development Plan (IRDP) and prepare the cadre’s to work on the people.

On the Conference, it was stated that, the Purposes of the “IRDP” are: Instrumental to unleashing Regional Development Potentials Enables localities addressing their mutual development challenges Enables localities addressing their mutual development challenges Strengthens complementarities and interconnection of localities These purposes can be the explicit or clear objectives of the plan. However, the plan have hidden or implicit agenda. Systematically bringing the land under their custody so that, it will sooner or later scramble among their impoverished people in their region. For example, the Finfinnee City Administration and Finfinnee Special Zone can address their mutual development challenges without being incorporated into one master plan. However, the Master plan is not prepared on mutual benefit as the plan is solely prepared by Finfinnee City Administration, despite the name of the office. Hence, though development is boldly emphasized, the main purpose seems to clear the Oromo farmers from their lands in the name of unfair Economic Development. It was also stated that the Pillars of the Integrated Regional Development Plan are: Regional Infrastructure Networks Natural Resource and Environment Stewardship Cross – Boundary Investments/ e.g FDI) Joint Regional Projects However, there seem hidden agenda behind these pillars. For example, in the name of cross-Boundary Investments, local Oromo farmers are going to lose their land for the so-called “investors” and under the pretext of promoting national economy through FDI initiatives In addition, if the plan is going to be realized natural and environmental degradation is inevitable. In addition, the Basic Principles of the Integrated Regional Development Plan are: Ensuring Mutual Benefits A joint development Framework – not a substitute for local plans An Integrated Regional Plan voluntarily accepted by participating partners Differences resolved through negotiation and under in-win scenario Nevertheless, the plan will not ensure a mutual benefit at it is largely intended to displace Oromo farmers from their land. In additions, the populations of the two areas are not homogenous. Hence, they have no common interest. Even though it is said the “IRDP’ will be voluntarily accepted by participating partners, the top cadres in Oromia themselves have strongly opposed the plan on the conference. Beside, the implicit objective of the plan is to remove/avoid the differences in language and culture there by to plant “Ethiopianism or Tigreans” on Oromo land. The plan is intended to say good bye to Oromo Culture and language. The other thing is that the differences between Oromo and others cannot be resolved as it is intended to eradicate Oromo identity, culture and language. As we know from history, Oromo’s never compromised on these issues. Hence, if the plan is to be implemented, peaceful co-existence may not be there.

http://advocacy4oromia.org/campaigns/the-agenda-behind-the-integrated-regional-development-plan-irdp/

Oromos are demanding Article-49.4 of the Constitution Be Respected.

Article 49 – The Capital City 

4. The special interest of the State of Oromia with respect to supply of services or the utilization of resources or administrative matters arising from the presence of the city of Addis Ababa within the State of Oromia shall be protected. Particulars shall be determined by law.

19 years since the 1995 ratification of the Constitution; why is the TPLF government violating its own Constitution by delaying and ignoring ARTICLE-49.4?     Deliberate and systematic extermination of identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia through land grabbing (1870 – 2014) Land grabbing is classically known as the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally or unfairly. It is recently defined as large scale acquisition of land through purchase or lease for commercial investment by foreign organizations (4). Abyssinian governments of Ethiopia are systematically used land grabbing as a tool either to eradicate completely or to reduce indigenous peoples of Ethiopia particularly Oromo and generally Southern peoples in favor of Abyssinian identities. Both micro and macro scales of land grabbing have effectively resulted in disappearance of indigenous identities over time, because in agrarian society land is not only a fixed asset essential to produce sufficient amount of crops and animals to secure supply of food, but it is the foundation of identities (language, culture, and history) of a community or a nation. Changes to land use without consultation with traditional owners of the land, mainly by forceful displacement of indigenous peoples, can, in a long term, result in the disappearance of languages, cultures, and histories of the peoples traditionally identified by ancestral land. Both the expansion of amorphous towns and cities without integration of identities of indigenous peoples and large scale transfer of rural land to investors are the major political strategies of current Abyssinian government to successfully achieve the target of eradicating identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia in order to replace it with Abyssinian identities. Thus, problems associated with land grabbing become very complex in Oromia and Southern Ethiopia where the peoples are unrepresented by the Abyssinian government of Ethiopia.http://gadaa.com/oduu/25483/2014/04/22/deliberate-and-systematic-extermination-of-identities-of-indigenous-peoples-of-ethiopia-through-land-grabbing-1870-2014/#.U1Wk8iPYF14.facebook Read the Full Article (OromoPress.Blogspot.com):http://oromopress.blogspot.com/#!/2014/04/eprdfs-addis-oromia-special-zone-master.html

WARAANNI WAYYAANEE LOLA UUMATA OROMOO IRRATTI BANEEN BAALEE ROOBEE KEESSATTI OROMOONNI HEDDUU WAREEGAMUU FI MADHAAWUUN GABAAFAME. KANUMA WALIIN LOLTOOTI WAYYAANEE 2 TA’ANIS AKKA AJJEEFAMAN BEEKAME.

GABAASA QEERROO CAAMSAA 1,2014 BAALEE ROOBEE

HANGA SAA’AA AMMA KANATTI HUMNI AGAAZII FAASHISTII WAYYAANEE BARATOOTA OROMOO UNIVERSITY MADDA WALAABUU KANNEEN REEFFI ARGAME 20MA KAN AJJEESSAN YOO TAHU BARATOOTAAFI UMMATNI AJJEEFFAME LAKKOOFSAAN SANII OL-AKKA TAHE J/Q/A-AMMA GABAASE. HANGA AMMAATTI MAGAALAA ROOBEE HUMNI AGAAZII WAYYAANEE MANA MANAAN SEENUUN UMMATA TUMUUTTI JIRA. DUBARTOOTNI MIIDHAAN HAMAAN IRRA GAYE KUDHAN GAHANII JIRU. AMBULAANSIIN MAGAALAA GUUTUU KEESSA FIIGUUN REEFAAFI MADO GUURAA JIRTI JEDHA.NAMNI TOKKO MANAA AKKA GADI BANE LABSAME ILLEE UUMMAANI TOLE JEDHEE WAYYAANEEF HIN ABBOOMAMNE.HAALLI JIRU GUDDOO GADDISIISAAFI SUUKANEESSAADHA JEDHA.

RoobeeFDG baratoota Oromoo Oromiyaa Yuuniversitiilee hunda keessatti argamaniin Oromiyaa keessatti dhoohe baratootni oromoo GKBahaa magaalaa Roobetti argaman kanneen Yuuniversiitii Madda Walaabuufi manneen barumsaa ol aanon sadarkaa 2ffaa baatuufi hedduun fincila guyyaan guyyaa walirraa hafnuu miiti,jechuun qophii akkaan guddaafii wayyaanota rifachiise qopheessanii hiriira nagaa ganamarraa hanga galgalatti bahuun suuraalee qabsawota sabaaf wareegamanii fi barattoota Oromoo Wayyaanotaan badii malee ajjeeffamaniifi faaruu alaabaa faarsuun ABOn dhaadataa turan.

Roobee1Humni Agaazii wayaanee barattoota marsee jennaan ummatni gootummaan hiriira baratoota ilmaan isaatti makamuun dhaadannoolee dhageesisuun hanga wayyaanotaafii lukkeelee isii garaan gubatuttu ABO-faarsaa ilmaan oromoo badii malee mana hidhaatti guurtan haa hiikaman,baratoota oromoo qaroo ilmaan lafaa dhufan mirga saba isaanii gaafachuu isaaniitiif hidhuu,tumuu,rasaasaan ajjeessuu,biyya Oromoo humnaafi qawwee harka qabdan abdachuun ciccirtanii alaguuf gurguruun dhaabbachuu qaba,ummatni oromoo biyya abbaa isaa irratti guyyaa guyyaan akka gadamsaatti adanfamee ajjeeffamuu nurraa dhaabbatuu qabaafi gaaffiilee hedduu kkf kaasee dhageesisuun Wayaanota abdii kutachiisaa oole.humni Agaazii wayaanee baratoota yuuniversiitii madda walaabuu marsee jala buluun ganama kana saa’aa 08:00am irraa kaasee humnichi baratoota Yuuniversiitii madda walaabutti seenuun baratoota reebichaa fii tumuu aansuun baratootni gootummaan humna Agaazii wayaanee hanga funyaanitti hidhachiifamee itti ergame dura dhaabbatuun saa’aa sadihii ol-dhakaafii waan naannoo argataniin of irraa loluun humnicha harkaa cabsanii alatti yeroo baafatan humni agaazii Wayaanee baratoota irratti rasaasa roobsuu eegallaan ummatni guutuun ilmaan Oromoo hin hafnu jechuun baratootatti makamuun humni agaazii Wayaanee baratootaafi ummata Oromoo saa’aa 08:00am-irraa eegalee lola irratti adeemsisaa ture.

Lola kanaan humni agaazii Wayaanee lama (2)du’ee sadi(3),madaa’uutu mirkanaawe.Karaa baratootaa hedduun wareegamuu fi maayyii irratti dhukaasni heddumaaturraa namni madaaye fi du’e bakka bakkaatti hedduu tahuutu shakkama.Hanga ammaa wanni qulqullaawe hin jiru.hadaamaas walitti bu’iinsa fakkaataa taheen baratootni hedduun madaa’uufii wareegamuu himan.

http://dhaamsaogeetti13.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/fdg-baalee-magaalaa-roobee-fi-yuuniversitii-maadda-walaabuu-keessatti-kae-daran-hammaate/            

In 1907, Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) had Birbirsaa and Finfinne Hot Springs as its outskirts (border) on the western and southwestern direction. This is when Menelik II was still alive, and merely 21 years after the fall of the Oromo Finfinnee region under the Shoan Amhara kingdom led by Menelik II. On the eastern side, only few embassies were venturing out to the Eekka area (where today’s British Embassy is situated today was the city limit). Today, Addis Ababa has expanded close to ~1800% to what it used to be in 1907 – and in the process, millions of Oromo farmers who used to till and live around the outskirts have been murdered genocidally or ethnocidally (i.e. either directly killed or relocated to other peripheries of the Empire to die helplessly, or their Oromo heritages (culture/language) have been destroyed.) In other words, as the Addis Ababa city expands beyond limits, it has done so at the expense of the Oromo people living around it. The Habesha governments have been using the “expansion of Addis Ababa” as a means (a tool) to perpetrate genocide on the Oromo. Stopping the expansion of Addis Ababa means stopping the genocide on the Oromo living around it.
http://gadaa.com/oduu/25504/2014/04/23/the-oromo-anatomy-of-finfinnee-addis-ababa/
http://www.oromowiki.com/SiiTube/lenco-lata-regarding-finfinne_4d521275b.html
Ethiopia’s army opened fire at Oromo students in Wallaggaa protesting expansion of Addis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Km-3PqeCLE4
CNN report:
There has been widespread protest by Oromo students in universities in Ethiopia against unpopular ‘Addis Ababa-Finfinnee surrounding integrated master plan’. Oromo students in Haromaya, Jimma, Ambo and Wollega universities held protests. Although officials in Oromia state and Addis Ababa city administration insist the plan only intends to develop Addis Ababa and its surrounding, Oromo students and the wider Oromo elites believe the plan is to displace farmers in the outskirts and suburban areas of the city, meet the growing demand for land, and weaken the Oromo identity. The Ethiopian constitution grants a special interest to the Oromia state regarding administrative, resource and other socio-economic matters in Addis Ababa, in its article 49 which never have been implemented. This has largely resulted in significant resistance within the ruling party, OPDO, in Oromia and a continues pressure to materialize the implementation. The protest against the doomed to fail master plan is held in four universities sofar. Yesterday (26/04/2014) at Wollega University, the infamous and notorious Federal police opened fire at innocent Oromo students. Reports and eye witness indicate unknown number of students were hurt and some have fled to the bushes. The people of Nekemete town were prevented from joining the resistance. Even then some of the residents broke through line of federal police force and joined the protest. At similar protest in Jimma university, the security forces picked more than 10 students and jailed them. Further 15 students in Ambo university were jailed. The uproar against the plan is resonating across different segments of Oromo society. A singer by name Jafar Yusuf was jailed last week that is believed to be because he released a single condemning the plan. The diaspora is is voicing its concerns through the newly launched diaspora based Oromia Media Network The security forces in Ethiopia are dominated by the Tigrayan minority who have been in power since the downfall of Derg communist regime in 1991. The Oromos are the most prosecuted in Ethiopia. More than 40000 Oromos are in jail, although the correct figure is hard to know.http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1125264
VOA: Magaalaaleen Oromiyaa Bulchiinsa Addaa Jala Jiran Finfinnee Jala Seenuuf Deemu
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April 26, 2014 (Oromo Free Speech) – Oromo students’ nonviolent protests are underway at Wallaggaa University against the plan (called the Addis Ababa Master Plan) to evict millions of Oromo farmers and dispossess them of their land in Oromian districts surrounding Finfinnee under the pretext of the “urban development of Addis Ababa.” According to published data, under the current TPLF regime, Addis Ababa has expanded by ~400% since 1991 (from ~13,763.3-ha in 1991 to ~52,706.2-ha in 2014 – see d
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Gallant Oromo Students are Heroically Demanding their rights!

‘Gallant Oromo Students are heroically moving forward opposing Government’s unlawful and Unconstitutional plan to uproot Oromo Peasants from the outskirts of Finfine to create Room for settlers and trade Oromo land for its benefit. All peoples of nations and nationalities of Ethiopia must support Oromo Students and demand the regime to unconditionally stop its unlawful plans with immediate effect.’ http://sidamanationalregionalstate.blogspot.co.uk/

Ebla 26/2014 Goototni Dargaggootni Baratootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa FDG dhoosan. Har’a ganama sa’aa 1:00 irraa eegaluun goototni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa gaaffii mirga hiree murteeffannaa oromoo fi roorroo haala yeroon walqabatee uummata keenya irratti gaggeeffama jiru balaaleffachuun FDG Yeroo ammaa Oromiyaa guutuu irraatti gaggeeffamaa jiru jabeessuun FDG itti fufan .

Warraaqsi kun uummata Oromoo Magaalaa Naqemtee kan dabalatee yoo ta’uu gaffii mirga hiree murteeffannaa Oromoo fi gaaffii haala yeroo uummata Oromoo dhimmota magaalaawwaan Oromiyaa fi magaalawwaan nannawaa Finfinnee jiran Mootummaan abbaa irree federaalaa fi Finfinnee jala galchuuf jiru hin fudhannuu, akeekni kun hatattamaan dhaabbachuu qaba jechuun hiriira nagaa guddaa kan namoota 10,000 ol hirmaachisee Magaalaa Neqemtee fi Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaa keessatti gaggeessa jiru.

Gootoni barattootni Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii wallaggaa Gaaffiin keenya gaaffii mirgaati gaaffii kabajamuu uummata Oromooti, gaaffii dimookiraasiiti, jechuun sagalee isaanii dhageesisuun, eenyuumma Oromummaa isaanii kabachiifachuuf dhaabbatan. Dhadannoowwaan: Oromiyaan kan Oromooti, maqaa invetimentiin lafa Oromoo gurguruun dhaabbachuu qaba, Finfinneen kan Oromooti, magaalaawwaan Oromiyaa of jala galchuuf adeemsa abbaa irree ni balaaleffanna, mootummaan garbomsaa kufuu qaba, hidhamtootni Oromoo hiikamuu qabu, barattoota Oromoo hidhuun, barnoota irraa arii’uun, doorsisuun, ajjeessuun nurraa dhaabbachuu qaba kan jedhuu fi kkf dhadannoo ganama kana Gootota barattoota Oromoo Yuunibarsiitii Wallaggaan dhageesifama jirudha, Mootummaan abbaa irree humna waraanaa fi poolisa federaalaa humna guddaa bobbaasee sochii FDG kana dura haadhabbatu iyyuu malee dhaabuu kan hin dandeenye ta’uu qeerroon gabaasee jira. Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof!. Gadaan Gadaa Bilisummaati! Naqemtee Ebla 26/2014 . http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/27/fdg-yuuniversitii-wallaggaa-daran-jabaachuu-irraan-loltoonni-wayyaanee-dhaabsisuu-hin-daneenye/
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Dispossession, Annexation – TPLF’s Strategic Goal

Dispossession and annexation of land from the Oromo people and other people of Ethiopia is part of TPLF’s original play book or master plan. Once they changed their strategy from seceding from Ethiopia to ruling Ethiopia, they were determined to dispossess the Oromos of their ancestral land.As everybody knows, the land policy in Ethiopia is that it does not belong to anybody but to the Ethiopian state. Who rules the Ethiopian state? -the TPLF regime rules it. In effect, they have made sure that all the land belongs to them and they have ascertained this legally. They have created this legal pretext to evict anybody they want.Their focus has mainly been the Oromo farmers. Under the guise of development, they have displaced thousands of Oromo farmers without any compensation forcing them to become beggars or laborers on their own ancestral land.The Tigryan led minority regime disguised behind multi ethnic puppet representatives will continue this trend until they change the whole demographic situation of Ethiopia, mainly of the Oromos.The current Oromo generation and all who stand for peace, justice and democracy in Ethiopia should fight this trend and put a stop to it. An injustice to one is injustice to all. This call includes the peace loving people of Tigray who have been duped by this regime.If this continues, it will reach a stage where it would be irreversible and would remain a shame and a wound on the history of the Oromo people-and this is a strategic goal of the TPLF from the very beginning.What everybody has to understand is that this is part of the regime’s grand strategic scheme to change the demography of Ethiopia when it comes to the Oromo people. In fact, they have also annexed huge chunk of the Amhara land in Gondar and other places in their pursuit to form a greater Tigray.How long will this shame continue? How long will this trick continue? How long will making the Oromos beggars on their ancestral land continue? What is life full of shame, slavery and dispossession in the 21st century?The TPLF regime disguised behind a prime minster from the South and an Oromo symbolic president would like the world to believe that they are purely doing well by pursuing development goals and who by any means speaks against what they do is against Ethiopia’s bright future.Any kind of development that is not in the best interest of the indigenous people, any kind of development that goes ahead without respecting the people’s interest, any kind of development that is based on dispossessing the people of their land and their properties by force is bound to have a negative and destructive consequence in the end.Unbalanced development dictated by the few with a far reaching strategic consequence to destroy a nation is bound to fail.It is time to rise up and stop the shame, denigration and destruction of a great nation. Life without freedom is meaningless!! http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/dispossession-annexation-tplfs-strategic-goal/http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/dispossession-annexation-tplfs-strategic-goal/VOA Afaan Oromo reporting on Oromo students peaceful demonstrations:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeFLCX3ZDQ4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzO3tr0rfZwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tx8LqDvWSPEProtests Grow Over Addis Ababa’s Expansion

 

Oromo students in Ethiopia are ratcheting up opposition to the territorial expansion of the Horn of Africa nation’s capital, Addis Ababa. Thousands of students at all eight regional universities in Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s federal states, turned in recent days to demand an immediate halt to the city’s so-called “Integrated DevelopmentMaster Plan,” unveiled earlier this month.

Today, Tuesday 29 April, an estimated 25,000 people, including residents of Ambo town in central Oromia, participated in a city wide demonstration, in the largest show of opposition to the government’s plans to date. A handful of students have been injured and others arrested in protests at the campuses of Jimma, Haromaya, Ambo, Wollega, Metu, Bolu Hora, Adama and Maddawalabu universities, according to local reports.

Once dubbed a “sleeping beauty,” by Emperor Haile Selassie, Addis Ababa is an awakening city on the move. Vertically, buoyed by a growing economy and rural to urban migration, there is construction almost on every block — so much so that locals refer to it as “a city underconstruction.” The country’s first light rail transit which will connect several inner city neighbourhoods, being constructed with the help of the China Railway Group Ltd, is reported to be60% complete. Horizontally, over the last decade, not least due to an uptick in investment from returning Ethiopian expats from the U.S. and Western Europe, the city has expanded at a breakneck pace to swallow many surrounding towns.

Addis Ababa’s rapid urban sprawl is also getting noticed abroad. In 2013, it’s the only African city to make the Lonely Planet’s annual list of “top 10 cities to visit.” In April 2014, in its annual Global Cities Index, New York-based consultancy A.T. Kearney named Addis Ababa, “the third most likely city to advance its global positioning” in sub-Saharan Africa, only after Johannesburg and Nairobi. If it maintains the pace of development seen over the last five years, Kearney added, “the Ethiopian capital is also among the cities closing in fastest on the world leaders.”

Overlapping jurisdictions

Founded in 1886 by emperor Menelik II and his wife Empress Taytu Betul, Addis Ababa sits at the heart of the Oromia Regional State. According to the country’s constitution, while semi-autonomous, Addis Ababa is treated as a federal district with special privileges granted to the Oromia region, for which it also serves as the capital.

The Addis Ababa City Administration, the official governing body, has its own police, city council, budget and other public functions overseen by a mayor. The overlapping, vague territorial jurisdictions have always been the subject of controversy. Now contentions threaten to plunge the country into further unrest.

Home to an estimated 4 million people, Addis Ababa offers Ethiopia one of the few gateways to the outside world. The state-run Ethiopian airlines, one of the most profitable in Africa, serves 80 international cities with daily flights from Addis to Europe, different parts of Africa, the United States, Canada, Asia and the Middle East.

In addition to being the seat of the continental African Union, the city hosts a number of United Nations regional offices, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. There are also more than 100 international missions and foreign embassies based in Addis, earning it the nickname of ‘Africa’s diplomatic capital.’ All these attributes require the city to continually grow to meet the needs and expectations of a global city.

City officials insist the new “master plan”, the 10th iteration since Addis Ababa began using modern city master plans in 1936, will mitigate the city’s disorganised growth and guide efforts to modernize it over the next 25 years.

According to leaked documents, the proposed plan will expand Addis Ababa’s boundaries to 1.1 million hectares, covering an area more than 20 times its current size. Under this plan, 36 surrounding Oromia towns and cities will come under Addis Ababa’s jurisdiction. Oromo students, opposition and activists say the plan will undermine Oromia’s constitutionally granted special interest.

A history of problematic growth

Addis Ababa’s spatial growth has always been contentious. The Oromo, original inhabitants of the land, have social, economic and historical ties to the city. Addis Ababa, which they call Finfinne, was conquered through invasion in 19th century. Since its founding, the city grew by leaps and bounds. But the expansion came at the expense of local farmers whose livelihoods and culture was uprooted in the process. At the time of its founding, the city grew “haphazardly” around the imperial palace, residences of other government officials and churches. Later, population and economic growth invited uncontrolled development of high-income, residential areas — still almost without any formal planning.

While the encroaching forces of urbanisation pushed out many Oromo farmers to surrounding towns and villages, those who remained behind were forced to learn a new language and embrace a city that did not value their existence. The city’s rulers then sought to erase the historical and cultural values of its indigenous people, including through the changing of original Oromo names.

Ultimately, this one-time bountiful farm and pasture land from which it draws the name Addis Ababa – meaning ‘new flower’ – where Oromos made laws under the shades of giant sycamore trees, grew foreign to them by the day. It is this traumatic sense of displacement that elicits deep passions, resentment and resistance from the Oromo community. The Oromo are Ethiopia’s single largest ethnic group, numbering over 25 million – around 35% of the total population – according to the 2007 census.

Ethiopia’s constitution makes a pivot to Addis Ababa’s unique place among the Oromo. Article 49 (5) of the constitution stipulates, “the special interest of the state of Oromia with respect to supply of services, the utilisation of resources and joint administrative matters.”

The Transitional Government of Ethiopia, which drafted the constitution, was fully cognisant of the potential conflicts of interest arising from Addis Ababa’s unbridled expansion, when it decided “to limit its expansion to the place where it was before 1991 and to give due attention to its vertical growth,” according to Feyera Abdissa, an urban researcher at Addis Ababa University.

But in the city’s 1997-2001 master plan, which has been in effect over the last decade, the city planners determined vertical growth posed key urbanisation challenges. In addition, most of Addis Ababa’s poor cannot afford to construct high-rise dwellings as per the new building standards. Officials also noted that the city’s relatively developed infrastructure and access to market attract the private investment necessary to bolster its coffers; the opening up to privatisation contributed to an upswing in investment. According to Abdissa, during this period, “54% of the total private investment applications submitted in the country requested to invest in and around Addis Ababa.” In order to meet the demand, city administration converted large tracts of forest and farmland in surrounding sub-cities into swelling urban dwellings, displacing local Oromo residents.

Local self-rule

In 2001, in what many saw as a conspiracy from federal authorities, the Oromia regional government decided to relocate its seat 100kms away, arguing that Addis Ababa was too “inconvenient” to develop the language, culture and history. The decision led to Oromia-wide protests and a brutal government crackdown, which left at least a dozen people, including high school students, dead. Hundreds of people were also arrested. In 2005, regional authorities reversed the decision amid internal pressures and protracted protests in the intervening years.

But the current opposition to the city’s expansion goes far beyond questions of self-rule. Each time Addis Ababa grew horizontally, it did so by absorbing surrounding Oromo sub-cities and villages. Many of the cities at the outskirts of the capital today, including Dukem, Gelan, Legetafo, Sendafa, Sululta, Burayu, Holeta and Sebeta, were one-time industrious Oromo farmlands. While these cities enjoy a level of cooperation with Addis Ababa on security and other issues of mutual interest, they have all but lost their Oromo identity. If the proposed master plan is implemented, these cities will come directly under Addis Ababa City Administration — thereby the federal government, further complicating the jurisdictional issue.

Among many other compromises made possible by Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism, each state has adopted the use of its native tongue as the official language of education, business and public service. In theory, the country’s constitution also grants autonomous self-rule to regional states. Under this arrangement, each state makes its own laws and levy and collect taxes.

In contrast, municipalities that fall under federal jurisdiction, including Addis, are governed by their own city administrations and use Amharic, Ethiopia’s federal working language. For the Oromo, as in the past, the seceding of surrounding towns to Addis means a loss of their language and culture once more, even if today’s driving forces of urbanisation differ from the 19th century imperialist expansion.

As seen from its recent residential expansions into sub-cities on the peripheries such as Kotebe, Bole Bulbula, Bole Medhanialem, Makanisa and Keranyo, the semi-agrarian community, including small, informal business owners, were given few options. The city’s new code requires building high-rises that are beyond their subsistence means. Unable to comply with the new city development code, the locals were pressured into selling their land at very low prices and eke out a living in a city that faces chronic unemployment. As a result, the horizontal expansion and displacement of livelihoods turned a one time self-sufficient community into street beggars and day labourers.

Activists fear that the latest expansion is part of a grand plan to contain a resurgent Oromo nationalism. As witnessed during the 2001 protests, any attempt to alter Addis Ababa’s administrative limits, unites Oromos across religious, regional and political divides. Unless halted, with a steam of opposition already gathering in and outside of the country, the ongoing of protests show ominous signs.

In a glimpse of the fervent opposition that could quickly turn deadly, within weeks after the plan was unveiled, two young and upcoming Oromo artists have released new music singles lamenting the city’s historic social and cultural heritage. One of the singers, Jafar Yusef, 23, was arrestedthree days after releasing his musical rendition — and has reportedly been tortured. Despite the growing opposition, however, the Addis Ababa municipal authority is vowing to forge ahead with the plan, which they say was developed in consultation with a team of international and local urban planners. Federal Special Forces, known as Liyyu police, who have previously been implicated in serious human rights violations, have been dispatched to college towns to disperse the protests. Soldiers in military fatigues have laid siege to several campuses, preventing students from leaving, according to eyewitness reports.

Trouble at the top while those at the bottom lack the basic necessities

The city administration is also riddled by a crippling legacy of corruption, massive inefficiency and poor service delivery. Its homeless loiters in the crowded streets that are shared by cars, pedestrians and animals alike. There are few subsidised housing projects for poor and low-income families. Many of the residents lack clean drinking water, healthcare and basic education. While some progress had been made to upgrade the city’s squatter settlements, the city is full of dilapidated shacks. Despite poor drainage system and other infrastructural deficiencies, studies show that there is a general disregard for health and environmental hazards in Ethiopia’s urban redevelopment scheme.

A lot of these social and economic problems are caused by the city’s poorly conceived but dramatic urban expansion. In the last two-decades, in an effort to transform the city into a competitive metropolis, there have been an uptick in the construction of high-rise buildings, luxury hotels and condominiums, which displaced poorer inhabitants, including Oromo farmers. “No one is ensuring the displaced people find new homes, and there are no studies about what his happening to them,” Mara Gittleman of Tufts University observed.

Regardless, the outcome of the current controversy will likely test Ethiopia’s commitment to ethnic federalism. The advance of the proposed master plan would mean further estrangement between the Oromo masses and Oromia regional government. Long seen as a puppet of the federal regime, with substantial investment in cultural and infrastructural development, regional leaders are only beginning to sway public opinion. Allowing the master plan to proceed would engender that progress and prove suicidal for the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), the Oromo element in Ethiopia’s ruling coalition. In the short run, the mounting public outcry may not hold much sway. The country’s one-time vibrant opposition is disarray and the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has almost complete control of the political system.

The opposition to the expansion plans does not pose an immediate electoral threat to the EPRDF who, controlling the system as they do, are likely to claim an easy victory in next year’s elections. However, opposition, and the government’s possible aggressive response to it, could make Oromo-government relations more difficult. The government now has a choice, violently crackdown on protestors, labelling them “anti-development”, or engage with them as stakeholders representing historically marginalised communities. Ethiopia’s federal constitution suggests the latter course of action; sadly, recent history may suggest the former.

Correction 29/4/14: The article originally stated that Jafar Yusef was 29, rather than 23. This has been changed.

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FDG Yuuniversitii Adaamaa Har’a Ebla 29, 2014 Ka’een Sabboontotni Oromoo 10 Hidhaman. Gaaffiin Mirgaas Daran Jabaatee Itti Fufe Posted: Ebla/April 29, 2014 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com

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

(QEERROO) – Qeerroon Yuuniversiitii Saayiinsii fi Teeknoloojii Adamaa kumaatamatti lakka’aman Qophii isaa kaleessa kan fixe, har’ammo baratoota naannoo mana kitaaba fi mana nyaatatti harca’uuf yaalaan walitti qabachuun “ka’i bahii mirga abbaa biyyummaa kee falmadhu” jechuudhaan haala moora dallicha humaa ol sodaa keessa galcheen Dhadannoo armaan gadii dhaggeessifachaa jira.

1. Finfinneen, handhuura keenya kan nurraa hin cinne, irraatti duuna hin kenninu kunnee.

2. Heerriifiseerri Oromoof hin hojjenne, Oromoorattis hojjechuuhinqabu.

3. Saamichi lafaa fi qabeenya Oromiyaa dhaabbachuu qaba.

4. Godina Addaa Oromiyaa Naannawa Finfinnee, Finfinneetti dabaluun heera biyyaatti cabsuudha.

5. Mootummaan feedaraalaa lafa naannolee irratti aangoo homaatu hin qabu

6. Siidaan Miniliik handhuura Oromiyaa finfinneedhaa haa buqqa’u

7. Afaan Oromoo, Afaan feedaraalaa Biyyoolessaa haa ta’u.

8. Hayyoonni fi Barattootni Oromoo, Oromummaan ya akkamanii mana hidhaa jiran haa gadhiifaman.

9. Abbaan biyyummaa Oromoo, Oromiyaan haa mirkanooftu.

10. Mirgi hiree murteeffannaa nuu haa keennamu!

Dhaadhannoo kana mara dhaggeesisaa mooraa hunda edda waliin gahanii booda gara magalatti bahanii dhageessifachuuf turaan iyyuu humni Bittineessa Wayyanee humnaan, karra irratti dhorke Mooratti deebisuun himame.

Kanumatti fufuun Bulchinsi mooraa Yuuniversitichaa Humna Bittinneessa meeshaa guutuun Yuuniversiitichatti Ol naquun hirirri nagaa jajjabeen Yuuniversiitii Saayiinsii fi Teeknoloojii Adamaa gochaa jiraan kana bittineessisisuuf yaalee ture garuu sabbontotni, baratootni Oromoo laphee dhiirummaan fuuldura dhaabbatani mormaa akka jiraan ibsaniiru.

Ijoollonni maqaan isaani armaan gaditii eerraman kunneen akkuma namoota dhuunfaa tokkoo hiriira nagaa dhimma eenyummaa Oromoon yeroo ammaa kanatti bakka maratti gaafachaa jiruuf, akka walii galatti ummanni magaalaa Adaamaa fi barattootni Yuunniveersiitii saayinsii fi Teeknooloojjii Adaamaa bahuuf dhaamsa dabarsaan, Ebla 29/4/2014 sa’aa 1:00 irraa eegala jedhanii beeksisa maxxansan arganii ijoollonni kunnen illeen wamicha eenyummaa Oromummaaf sa’aa jedhameefi bakka jedhameetti argamaniiruu.

Sabboontota ilmaan sabaa eenyummaa isaanii OROMUMMAAF bakka buuten isaani dhabamee keessaa:

1. Eebbisaa Malkaa – Hojetaa fi miseensa Filmii Caayaa Piroodaakshinii magaala (M) Adaamaa. 2. Ayyaantuu Jaalataa – sabboontuu fi Miseensa Caaya Piroodaakshinii M/ Adaamaa. 3. Siddisee Jaarraa 4. Nuhoo Guddataa- hojetaa 5. Bilisummaa Lammii = sabboonaa fi jiraataa M/ Adaamaa 6. Ifabaas Boruushee = hojetaa fi jiraataa M/ Adaamaa 7. Tulluu Baabsaa = sabboonaa fi jiraataa gara keellaa M/ Adaamaa 8. Iftiyoom Ittaanaa = sabboontuu fi jiraattuu M/ Adaamaa 9. Bultum … Barataa dha M/ Adaamaa

Kanneen hidhaman hedduu yemmuu tahan yeroof maqaan arganne kananqofa.akkasumas Yuuniveersittii irraa ijoolleen ukkaamfan hedduu yemmuu tahan yeroof maqaa isaani argachuu hin dandeenye.

– HUB. ijoollonni kuni ganama sa’aa 2 fi 3 gidduutti waardiyyoota Wayyaanen daandii yuuniveersitii fuulduratti kan qaban yemmuu tahuu mana hidhaa kamitti akka hidhaman hanga yonaatti beekuu hin dandeenye.

– QEERROO.org: http://qeerroo.org/2014/04/29/fdg-yuuniversitii-adaamaa-hara-ebla-292014-kaeen-sabboontotni-oromoo-10-hidhaman-gaaffiin-mirgaas-daran-jabaatee-itti-fufe/

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Breaking News: Life Bullet Against Oromo Students

Umni Waraan wayyaanee Agazi berged jedhamuu fi Federal polis jedhamu Bartootta Oromoo fi Uummata nagaa seeraan ala miidhuu dhiisee gara Mootummaa seeraan ala Uummata miidhaa jiru tti afaan Qawwee garagalfachuuf sochii eegalan!

Uummanni Amboo Waraanni Wayyaanee Dhiha Oromiyaa Wallaggatti Akka Hin Dabarreef Bakkoota 16 ol ta’anitti mukkeen guruguddaa jigsuun gootummaan diina dura dhaabbatan

10264967_795618067136885_5247621102292439319_nEbla 30/2014 uuummaanni Oromoo fi Dargaggeessii Oromoo Baraattootni Oromoo fi Barattootni Oromoo sadarkaa 1ffaa, 2ffaa, Qopha’inaa fi University Amboo yeroo amma kanatti hiriiraa guddaa guyyaa shaniif itti fufiinsaan gaggeessa jiru. Kessaattuu isa guyyaa har’aa wanti adda isa godhuu, Ummaanni Oromoo Magaalaa Amboo Jaarsaa, Jaartii, Manguddoon, Da’imnii waggaa 8tii olii, Shamarraan Dargaggeessii, Daldaltootni, fi Barattootni utuu hin hafiin keessatti qoodaa guddaa Fudhachuun FDG gaggeeffamaa jira. daandiin konkolaataa Finfinnee Amboo keessa dabarsee Dhiha Oromiyaa geessuu Cufameera,Gudarii fi Amboo Gidduu Bakka 16ttii Daandiin mukaa fi dhagaa Goommaa Konkolaataa karaa irratti Guuruun gubuun, Warannii Wayyaanee akka Wallaggatti gadi hin darbinee Amboo ittisee qabee Bilisummaa isaaf falmachaa jir.

Magaalaa Amboo keessatti daandiin keessaa keessaa fi daandiin guddaan dhagaa fi mukoota karaa irratti guuruun uummaanni daandii cufee;-

  1. Gaaffii keenyaaf deebii nuuf kennaa Ijioolleen keenya hidhamaan nuuf haa hiikaman,
  2. Nu hin ajjeesinaa waggaa 24 nuu ajjeessa turtan nurraa galaa isin ga’a .
  3. Qotee bulaa lafa isaa irraa hin buqqisiinaa,
  4. Finfinneen bulchiinsa Mootummaa Nannoo Oromiyaa jalatti deebitee Ofii keenyaan bulchachuu qabna,
  5. Mirga Dimookiraasii Namummaa nurraa hin sarbiinaa, Warannii kun itti gaafatama seenaa keessa jirtuu nu hin ajjeesinaa mirga keenyaaf falmanna, -Gaaffiin mirga abbaa biyyummaa deebii argachuu qaba,
  6. Bilisummaa barbaadna, garbummaan nu ga’a,
  7. Isiin nu hin bulchitan, waggaa 24 nutti taphattan,
  8. Ilmaan Oromoo hidjhaman haa hiikaman

Jechuun Hiriira Nagaa Guddaa ganama sa’aa 2;00 irraa egaluun kan jalqabame hanga amma sa’aatii 8;00tti itti fufee jira, Mootummaan Wayyaanee Sochii uummataa kanatti aaruun rasasasa uummata irratti roobsa jira, rasaasa Waranaana Wayyaaneetiin namoonni hedduun madaa’aniru.

Mana barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi Qophaa’inaa Gimbii fi Mandii keessatti FDG dho’uun itti fufe

1911976_10101049160894953_3364764981671651907_nManneen barnootaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi Qophaainaa keessatti barattootni Oromoo goototni imaanaa gootawwanii tiksan gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa itti fufuun magaala Gimbii mana barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa fi Qophaainaa Kompiriheensivii Gimbii keessatti FDG gaggeessan. Barattootni Oromoo gaaffiin mirgaa ilmaan Oromoo QBO keessatti wareegama baasaa as gahee fi haras itti jiru deebiuu qaba jechuudhaan FDG gaggeessanii jiran. Barattootni oromoo kunneen mana barumsaa keessatti walgahuudhaan tokkummaadhaan ABO gaachana ilmaan Oromoo tahuu kan dhaadatan Yoommuu tahu waardiyaan mana barumsaa fi waraanni mootummaa wayyaanee dura dhaabbatus gaaffii mirgaa irraa humni duuba nu deebisu tokko illee hin jiru, Uummatnis gamtaadhaan kaee falma jabaa gaggeessuutu irraa eegama jechuudhaan murtii dhumaa dabarfatanii jiran. Manneen barnootaa sadarkaa tokkoffaa keessattis barattootni Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa abbaa biyyummaa fi walabummaa Oromiyaa itti fufuu Qeerroon Gimbii gabaasee jira.

Kana malees barattootni Sadarkaa lammaffaa Mandii Mootummaan wayyaanee abbaa irree waan taheef biyya bulchuu hin qabu jechuudhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisaa FDG bobeessan. Mootummaan wayyaanee bakka maraa diddaa gaggeeffamaa jiru dura dhaabbachuu kan dadhabde yoommuu tahu Barattoota Oromoo mana barumsaa Mandii sadarkaa lammaffaa Mandii waraana hedduumminaan itti bobbaasuun reebicha hamaa irraan geessee jirti. Barattootni oromoo mana barumsaa kanaas reebicha mootummaan wayyaanee irraan gaggeessaa jiru dura dhaabbachuudhaan dhaadannoowwan

1. Oromiyaan kan keenya

2. Kanneen hidhaman haa hiikaman

3. Mootummaan wayyaanee Gamboomfataa dha

4. Nuyi Qeerroo dha

5. Oromoon Lagaan hin qoodamu

6. Finfinneen handhuura Oromiyaati

7. Sagaleen Uummata Oromoo haa dhagahamu

Kanneen jedhanii fi biroo dhageessisaa oolanii jiran. Oromiyaa keessatti ibidda qabatee mootummaa wayyaanee barbadeessaa jirutti tumsa Gochuun Oromoon Gumaa gootawwan keenyaa akka deebisu Qeerroon magaala Mandii gabaasee jira.

Goototni Barattoota Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa FDG qabsiisuun diina raasan. Dhaadannoolee garaa garaas dhageessisan

dirree-daawwaaMootummaa wayyaanee irratti diddaan Barattootaa jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa keessatti finiinuun itti fufe. Mootummaan wayyaanee garboomfataa dha, Hundeedhaan buqqauu qaba, Kanneen hidhaman nuuf haa hiikaman, Siidaan Minilk haa buqqau, Finfinneen handhuura Oromiyaatu, Lafa naannawa Finfinnee Murree hin kenninu jechuudhaan dhaadannoo qababachuudhaan ganama saa 8:00 AM irraa kaasanii dhaadannoo dhageessisuu kan eegalan Barattootni Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa Uummatni Oromoo magaala Dirree Dawaa keessatti argamus Dargaggootni Oromoo hiriiraa fi dhaadannoo dhageessifamaa turetti dabalamuun mootummaa wayyaanee dhiphina guddaa keessa seensisee jira.Goototni barattoota Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii Dirree Dawaa mootummaan wayyaanee hiriira nagaa seera biyyaan lafa kaawe deebisee dhorkuun isaa abbaa irrummaa isaa dachaan mirkansa kan jedhan yoommuu tahu wayyaaneen waraana hedduumminaan bobbaasuun reebichaa fi doorsisaan akkasumas hidhaan dura dhaabbachuu yaaltus barattootni Oromoo gamtaan kauun diina dura dhaabbachuun dhaadannoo dhageessisaa oolanii jiran.

Barattootni Oromoo Yuunivarsiitii kanaa Waamicha Oromummaa nu dhaqqabeen gahee keenya baane jechuun Uummatni Oromoo qotee bulaan, daldalaan, Hojjetaan nuyi ilmaan keessan ulee diinaan rukkutamaa fi ajjeefamaa waan jirruuf bakka jirtanii kaatanii waan qabdan maraan diina keenya Wayyaanee dura akka dhaabbatan jechuun Waamicha Oromummaa dabarfatanii jiran.

Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti FDG Gootota Barattoota Oromoo M/B Ballaammii Sadarkaa 2ffaa Eegale

10177494_10101049155665433_4341322801132507685_nEbla 30/2014 Godina Lixa Shawaa Aanaa Midaa Qanyiitti FDG Gootota barattoota Ooromoo M/B Ballaammii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi qopha’inaa fi uummata Ooromoo Magaalaa Ballaammiitiin har’a sa:aa 8:00 wd irraa eegaluun amma gaggeeffamaa jira, hirirri nagaa kun gaaffii barattootni kenyaa dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo kanneen akka yuunibarsiitii Jimmaa, Harammaayyaa, Amboo, Adaamaa, Wallaaggaa, Mattuu fi Bulee Horaa kaasaa jiran guttummaan isaa Ggaaffii keenya jechuun sabboontotni Bbarattootni mana barumsaa Ballaammii sadarkaa 2ffaa fi Qophaa’inaa uummaata Mmagaalaa Baallaammii waliin ta’uun hiriira guddaa gaggeessuu irraatti argamu. Akkuma dhaabbilee barnoota olaanoo Gaaffii isaanii iyyaannoodhaan karaa seeraa qabeessaa ta’een Bulchiinsa aanaa Midaa Qanyii fi Bulchiinsa M/B Baallaammiitti galchachuun hiriiraa mormii guddaa kan uummata 4000 ol hirmaachisee gaggeessuu irraatti argamu, 

 Yeroo amma kanatti akkuma baratame mootuummaan abbaa irree wayyaanee humna waraanaa liyuu hayil fi kora bittinneessa jedhamu hiriiricha dura dhaabuun, Gaazii summa’aa kan nama boosisuu irraatti dhukaasuun bittinneessuuf yaalii guddaa godhus uummaannii fii barattootni nuti mirga keenyatu sarbamee mirga keenyaaf falmannaa jechuun FDG haalaan qinda’aa fi jabaa ta’ee itti fufee jira. Bbarattootni Mana Barumsaa Gabaa Kamisaa sadarkaa 1ffaa kutaa 1 -8ffaa barachaa jiran mana barumsaa gadhiisuun yeroo kanatti hiriirichatti makamaa jiru, Dargaggootni Oromoo mAgaalaa Ballaammii fi Barattootni Ooromoo Magaalaa keessaa nannaa’uun dhaadannoo isaanii dhageesisuun itti fufe. gabaasaan kun itti fufa.

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/breaking-news-life-bullet-against-oromo-students/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1XaquXWPRM#t=32 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TS4uBorS9Xw     Cracking down on Peaceful Protest and Political Dissent in Oromia region of Ethiopia – See more at: http://advocatedignity.org/?page_id=161#sthash.yCGVLyz7.dpuf http://advocatedignity.org/?page_id=161   We are in agony and they are in ecstasy

Following the peaceful demonstrations held by Oromo students in nine Universities across Oromia [Haromaya, Jimma, Ambo, Adama, Bule Hora, Wallaga, Madda Walabu, Kotebe and Dire Dawa Universities], more than a dozen people are so far reported to have been killed by the TPLF mercenaries in Ambo (10) and Bale Robe (3). 
Today, the public outrage in Ambo that subsequently claimed 9 more lives and property losses came after the TPLF forces opened live rounds on demonstrators and killed a 9th grader, by the name Endale Desalegn (picture attached herewith). It is so revolting and heartbreaking to hear that these security forces gunned-down peaceful demonstrators for no other reason; but for they were simply asking their constitutionally protected rights be respected. As the entire Oromo nation is in deep agony following these tragic events happening across Oromia,   2nd May 2014 #‎OromoProtests‬ ALERT: Muhaba Hussien, the lead actor in the Afaan Oromo drama ‘Sakaallaa’ has been in jail in Adama for last few days. Family and friends have been denied access. Unconfirmed report indicate that he might have been transferred, overnight, to Maekelawi along about 100 students and residents arrested from Adama and neighboring towns.   Victim of Police shooting in Bale Robe, #Oromia,#Ethiopia during a protest against the new Addis Ababa Master Plan | April 30, 2014 Below is Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) University as invaded by Agazi/TPLF Army 1st May 2014

Disturbing Images of Oromo Students Injured By TPLF’s Military Police at a Peaceful/Nonviolent Rally in Wallaggaa, Oromia

Agazi, the TPLF’s murdering forces are marching with gun against unarmed peaceful demonstrators   http://gadaa.com/oduu/25623/2014/04/28/disturbing-images-of-oromo-students-injured-by-tplfs-military-police-at-a-peacefulnonviolent-rally-in-wallaggaa-oromia/  

Midhegsa Hinjiguu magala ambooti kalesaa (30/4/2014) waraan wayaaneen rasaasaan rukutamee yero ammaa hospitala xiqur anbasaati ..du’aaf jirenya giduti argama ! #OromoProtests
 
 Biqilaa Mekonnen hojjeeta veternary Amboo irra rasaasn  gaafa 30/4/2014 rukuutame hospitala xiquur Ambessatti yaalamufi gessamati jira #OromoProtests

 

      Barsisaa isporti Tiquando kan ta’e suraa isaa kan armaan olitti argamu maqaan isaa Abdi Akmal kan jedhamu waraana TPLF n ajefameraa.
Kumalaa Gudisa jirata magala amboo yerota’u kalesa galgala mana yalaa xiqur anbasa ti samuisa gubaa huna motuummaa wayaneen rasaasaan rukute subii guyyaa 1/05/2014 boqotee refi isa gara magala diree inciniti gefamaa jira.             #OromoProtests    
Barataa Taddasaa Gaashuu
Barataa kutaa 9ffaa amboo 
Keessa  gaafa 30/4/2014  rasaasa agaaziitiin wareegame jira.     #OromoProtests    
Barataa Taddasaa Gaashuu
Barataa kutaa 9ffaa amboo 
Keessa  gaafa 30/4/2014  rasaasa agaaziitiin wareegame jira.          
RIP kichuu Ayiii           #OromoProtests photo of Alemayoo Urgesaa who was killed in Gudar during last week’s massacre. He was laid rest  5th May 2014. May he join our martyrs in heaven.   #OromoProtests    
Barataa Taddasaa Gaashuu
Barataa kutaa 9ffaa amboo 
Keessa  gaafa 30/4/2014  rasaasa agaaziitiin wareegame jira.           OROMO STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS INCLUDING KIDS OF AMBO FIRED BY ARMED TPLF& INJURED NOW IN AMBO HOSPITAL , 1ST MAY 2014   Humna hidhattota Wayyaane tiin Fanjii dhoyeen Barattota Universitii Haromayaa’rra miidhaan hamaa ga’ee jira. Kan wareegaman ni jiru, dhibbatti lakkawwamani’mmoo madayaaniiru” jedhama.2/04/”014. #OromoProtests  
#OromoProtests update 2nd May 2014; the number of students who were killed the bomb attack on Haromaya University campus has reached four. One died on the same day three passed away yesterday and today at Hiwot Fana hospital where this picture was taken. 10 students are still listed as critical in ICU. WARNING Gruesome and disturbing picture.   2nd May 2014, victims of TPLF’s voilence @Najjoo, Westwrn Oromia. Shamaran sadii fi dhira tokko Dhukassa federal midhamanii dhigni isaan gar malee kan dhangala’ee kunoo kana fakkata! @Nadjo Hospital!! 2nd May 2014, Oromia Innocent Oromo mother while she coming from market, attacked by Agazi,  wayooooo wayooooooo!!! Uuuuuuuuuuuuuu   2nd May 2014,Oromo student Mohammed Abdulhamid shot dead by Agazi  while at peaceful demonstrations at Balee Robee, Oromiyaa. GUYYA KALEESA HIRIRAA BALEE ROBEE KESSATI BARATOONI OROMOO KAN RASASSAN NU BIRAA AJJEEFAME BARATAA MOHAMMED ABDULHAMID JEDHAMAA UMRII DHAN IJOOLA WAGGA 21.      #OromoProtests  2nd May 2014,  Daarimuu, Abbaa booraa, Oromia Caamsaa 2/2014 Godina Iluu Abbaa booraa aanaa Daarimuu irratti fincila diddaa garbummaa geggeefameen qotee bulaan oromoo rasaasa poolisii federaalaan rukutame Hospitaala Karl Mattuu du’aaf jireenya gidduu jiruu dha.     Photo: Hiriyyottan koo lubbuu koo olchitaniif galanni koo guddadha. Kan na biraa lubbuun keessan darbeef waqayyoon lubbuu keessan haa yaadatu. Qabsa'aan ni kufa qabsoon itti fufa. “Hiriyyottan koo lubbuu koo olchitaniif galanni koo guddadha. Kan na biraa lubbuun keessan darbeef waqayyoon lubbuu keessan haa yaadatu. Qabsa’aan ni kufa qabsoon itti fufa.” http://www.spreaker.com/user/ragabaa/roorroo-dachaa?sp_redirected=true      
#OromoProtests RIP Hachalu Jagama who was killed in Jibat while peacefully protesting. He was a university graduate, who was working as day laborer. Data from Oromia regional government show that less than a third of those who graduated in the last 2 years were able to land job.     #OromoProtests Kumala Gudisa Bali who was shot by Agazi  in Ambo on April 30 and passed away at Tikur Ambassa Hospital. May he join the rest of our martyrs in heaven.       #OromoProtests body of Mekonnen Hirpa who was killed at Madda Walabu by University by Agazi. May he join the rest of our martyrs in heaven. Your sacrifice will not be in vain.   Photo: ODUU:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Kun Abbabaa Xilaahun, barataa waggaa istaatistiksii waggaa lammafati. Bombii magaalaa Haroomaayatti dhoo'een madaaye. Doktoroonni Hospitaala Hiwoot Faanaa doorsisni poolisootaan nurra gahaa jiru tajaajila fayyaa bifa tasgabbayeen kennuu nu hanqise jedhuun komatu. #OromoProtests Student Abbabaa Xilahun, statistics 3rd year shot wounded by Agazi and denied  medical treatments requires. Kun Abbabaa Xilaahun, barataa istaatistiksii waggaa lammafati. Bombii magaalaa Haroomaayatti dhoo’een madaaye. Doktoroonni Hospitaala Hiwoot Faanaa doorsisni poolisootaan nurra gahaa jiru tajaajila fayyaa bifa tasgabbayeen kennuu nu hanqise jedhuun komatu.       Mothers of Oromo students crying for their lost sons and daughters killed by TPLF  snipers   http://dhaamsaogeetti13.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/in-review-photos-from-the-oromoprotests-against-the-addis-ababa-master-plan-and-for-the-rights-of-oromiyaa-over-finfinne-03-05-14/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ndJ1NE0qV_M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkQyKa4JP2c   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3_AWytE16g

BREAKING NEWS: MASS ARREST AND KILLING OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS!!!

The recent plan to partition Finfine (Addis Ababa) by the current regime has received a single, united and resounding NO from Oromo’s all across the globe. Ethiopia’s plan to partition large portions of land that belongs to Oromo’s in a pseudo-quasi excuse of expanding the capital city is not only unlawful, but an unprecedented move. The Ethiopian constitution, although vague and widely disapproved by citizens grants special interest to the state of Oromia in regards to administrative and resource management in the capital city. However, the government has chosen to ignore the interests of Oromo’s, the state of Oromia, and its own constitution with its unprecedented move to dislocate thousands of Oromo’s in the interest of expanding the capital city. Not only does this violate Ethiopia’s own constitution, but that of many globally accepted governing bodies. According to Article 14 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, “The right to property shall be guaranteed. It may only be encroached upon in the in¬terest of public need or in the general interest of the community and in accordance with the provisions of appropriate laws.” Furthermore, article 21 (2) states, “In case of spoliation the dispossessed people shall have the right to the lawful recovery of its property as well as to an adequate compensation.” The current regime has broken its own law as well as that of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. Ironically, Finfine is home to the African Union, however, the unelected and dictatorial regime continues to unjustifiably remove Oromo’s mostly peasants who depend on the land for livelihood from surrounding areas in Finfine. The African Union must stand in unison with Oromo’s, lawful owners of the land and hold the Ethiopian regime to account for breaking the Charter on Human and People’s Rights. Otherwise, what is the purpose of such organization if it cannot legally protect disenfranchised citizens from aggression of unelected and illegitimate government? In addition to AU’s Charter, globally accepted governing norms dictate the Ethiopian regime has broken international laws far too many times. The latest one should be the last if the world legitimately expects the Oromo people and other ethnic groups throughout Ethiopia to live in peace without fear of losing life, liberty, and property. According to one of the most recognized governing bodies in the world, the United Nations in Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “1. everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. 2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his [or her] property.” Given this UN declaration as well as that of the African Union’s Charter, the Oromo’s are not only legitimate owners of the land, but should legally be entitled to protection from these governing bodies. These governing bodies are obligated to STOP the mass discrimination, injustice, and growing inequality toward Oromo’s and should immediately put in place mechanism to protect over 40 million Oromo’s. After all, the language Oromiffa is the fourth widely spoken language in Africa, which suggests the depth of Oromo population. Oromo’s have been victimized for far too long and can no longer remain silent, so it is in the international community’s interest and obligation to step in and mitigate this matter before further escalation. In addition to violating the rights of land owners, Ethiopia continues to further disregard human rights. In a widely condemned move, the regime has sent armed federal troops to Universities across the country to suppress the voices of countless students who are peacefully protesting the partition plan. Countless students have been beaten, arrested, and 8 have been confirmed dead, a number that is expected to sharply increase as crackdown on peaceful protesters intensifies. Government officials who ordered armed federal troops to open fire on innocent protesters should be brought to justice. This is a heinous crime against humanity. The mere fact the Ethiopian regime has no regard for its young citizenry is a concern that should cause individuals and governments all over the world to openly condemn and unequivocally voice their grave concern! Oromo’s have been victims at the hands of various Ethiopian regimes for nearly a century. However, in this day and age where social media has proven it can topple dictatorships like the recent Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East, we the people can bring about change with a united and resounding voice of disapproval for the current unelected regime. Oromo’s have suffered enough under brutal regimes and more than 23 years of power for a single party is beyond ample time, in fact it is quite absurd by western standards, therefore, immediate change of government is not only necessary, but a must to end all atrocities! Therefore, those in the west who enjoy unparalleled freedom must speak up for over 45,000 voiceless Oromo’s languishing in Ethiopia’s inhumane prisons, current students suffering for voicing their concern, and the mass number of Oromo’s who are forced to vacate their ancestral land. Whether one voices their opinion through social media, by word of mouth, letters to elected officials, or simply contacting international media’s like CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera etc… we must exercise our right to voice our opinion. Innocent students were brutally beat and killed for simply exercising their inherent right guaranteed by UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a right those in the west so often take for granted. Thus, silence is no longer an option, let us all unite to support Oromo students, prisoners, and landowners throughout Ethiopia! http://www.oromotv.com/breaking-news-mass-arrest-and-killing-of-university-students-3/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h4STfZRg_28

Oromo students protest against the new Addis Ababa Master Plan at Addis Ababa University May 1, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erbMVtR34U0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cZgk8ZD5qCk

Massacre of Peaceful Demonstrators- Perpetual Habit of TPLF Regime

OLF Press Release The level of repression and exploitation exacted by the successive regimes of Ethiopia on the subject peoples under their rule in general and the Oromo people in particular has been so unbearable that the people are in constant revolt. It has also been the case that, instead of providing peaceful resolution to a demand peacefully raised, the successive regimes have opted to violently suppress by daylight massacre, detention and torture, looting, evicting and forcing them to leave the country. Hundreds of students have been dismissed from their learning institutions. This revolt, spearheaded by the Oromo youth in general and the students in particular, has currently transformed into an Oromia wide total popular uprising. The response of the regime has, however, remained the same except this time adding the fashionable camouflage pretext of terrorism and heightened intensity of the repression. This has been the case in Ambo, Madda Walabou, Dambi Doolloo, Naqamte, Geedoo, Horroo Guduruu, Baalee and Ciroo in Oromia; and Maqalee in Tigray as well Gojjam in Amhara region, by the direct order from the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders in the last 22 years. Tens of peaceful demonstrators, including children under the age of 10, have been massacred in Ambo, Madda Walabou yesterday April 30, 2014. Hand grenades have been deliberately thrown on student demonstrators in Ambo and Haramaya Universities causing several death and serious wounds. More have been detained. Indiscriminate severe beating, including elderly, women and children by Federal Police and militia, is widespread. The OLF condemns the perpetration of these atrocities and holds, the Prime Minister of the regime, the army, federal police and security chiefs, directly responsible for these crimes selectively targeting the Oromo, who peacefully presented their legitimate demands. The OLF renews its call on the Oromo nationals who are serving in the armed forces of this regime not only to refrain from partaking in this crime against their parents, siblings and children; but also to resist and stand in defense of their kin and kith and other civilians. We call upon the Oromo people both inside and outside the country, to realize that we have been pushed to the limit. The only way out of this and to redeem the agony visited upon us for the past is to fight back in unison. We specially call upon you in the Diaspora to act on behalf of your brethren, who are under siege, and urge the nations who host you to discharge their responsibility as government and a community of human beings towards the long suffering Oromo and other peoples under the criminal TPLF regime. We urge again and again that the international community, human rights and organizations and governments for democracy to use their influence and do all they can to stop the ongoing atrocity against the Oromo people. Failure to act immediately will be tantamount to condoning. Victory to the Oromo People! Oromo Liberation Front May 01, 2014

ABO: Humna Waraanaan Hiriira Nagaa Ukkaamsuun Itti Fufa Gochaa Mootummaa Wayyaane Wagga 22 ti

Ibsa ABO irraa kenname

Hacuuccaa fi saaminsi sirnoota abbootii irree sirnoota darabeen Itophiyaa bitan bifa adda addaan gaggeeffamu ummatoota Itophiyaa adddatti ammoo ummata Oromoo irraan miidhaan dhaqqabsiise sadarkaa hin obsamne dhaqqabuu irraa ummatni Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa fi dimokraasii kaasuudhaan waggoota dheeraaf qabsootti jira. Qabsoon ummatni Oromoo sirna bittootaa irratti adeemsisaa turee fi jiru kunis har’a sadarkaa ol aanaatti tarkaanfatee guutuu Oromiyaa keessatti gara fincila ummataatti jijjiiramee argama.

Haa tahu malee mootummootni Itophiyaa gaaffii ummatni Oromoo karaa nagaa dhiheeffatu dhaga’anii furmaata itti gochuu irra humnaan ukkaamsuu kan filatan tahuun dhugaa irra deddeebi’ee mul’ate dha. Qabsoo haqaa ummatni Oromoo itti jiruuf deebisa barbaachisu keennuu irra “farra nagaa, farra misoomaa, shororkeessota fi kkf jechuun jumulaan ajjeesuu, hidhuu, tumuu fi biyyaa baqachiisuun tarkaanfiilee mootummootni Itophiyaa fudhataa turanii fi jirani dha.

Yeroo ammaa kana barattootnii fi dargaggootni Oromoo akkasumas ummtni Oromiyaa guutuu keessatti gaaffii mirgaa kaasuun hiriira nagaa adeemsisaa jiran keessatti deebiin argataa jiran akkuma adeeffatame gaaffii barattootaa ofitti fudhatuun deebii kennuu irra haala suukanneessan ajjeechaa, reebicha fi hidhaa tahaa jira. Tarkaanfii ajaja hogganoota sirna Wayyaaneen humna waraanaa amanamaa sirnichaan ilmaanii fi ummata Oromoo irratti fudhatamaa jiruun lammiiwwan Oromoo kan ijoolleen umrii 10ni gadii keessatti argaman Amboo, Madda Walaabuu fi bakkoota birootti kudhanootaan ajjeefamanii jiran. Amboo fi University Haromayaa keessatti boombiilee dargaggotaa fi ummata harka qullaa irrati dhoosuun garaa jabinaan lubbuun dhabamsiifamaa jira. Hedduun mana hidhaatti gatamaniiru. Jaarsaa fi jaartii, guddaa fi xiqqaa osoo hin jenne reebichi ummata Oromoo bakkayyuutti irra gahaa jiru sukanneessaa dha.

Tarkaanfii fudhatamaa jiru kunis itti fufa ajjeechaa barattoota Oromoo gaaffii mirgaa kaasuu irraa Ambo, Dambi Doolloo, Naqamte, Geedoo, Horroo Guduruu, Baalee, Ciroo fi Oromiyaan alattis Tigray Maqalee fi Gojjam keessatti ajjeefamaa fi jumulaan manneen barnootaa keessaa ari’amaa turanii ti.

ABOn gaaffii haqaa ummatni kaasaa jiruuf deebii gahaa kennuu irra tarkaanfii suukanneessaa mootummaa Wayyaaneen fudhatamaa kan jiru jabeessee balaaleffata. Tarkaanfii gara jabinaa humna addaa waraanaa, poolisa Federaalaa fi hidhattootaan fudhatamaa jiru kana ajajuu fi raawwachiisuu keessatti kanneen qooda qaban, Muummichi Ministaraa sirnichaa, ajajaan humna waraanaa fi gaafatamaan tikaa mootummaa Wayyaanee gaafatamoo tahuu hubachiisa.

Kanatti dabalees ABOn ilmaan Oromoo humna waraanaa fi poolisaa keessatti argaman kan ajjeefamaa, hidhamaa fi tumamaa jiran abbootii, haawwanii fi obboleewwan isaanii tahuu hubatuun tarkaanfii hammeenyaa fi diinummaa fudhatamaa jiru kana keessatti akka qooda hin fudhanne qofa osoo hin taane akka dura dhaabbatan irra deebi’ee waamicha dhiheessaaf.

Ummatni Oromoo keessaa fi ala jiru ammaan booda gidaaratti dhiibamee filmaata dhorkamee kan mayii irraa gahuu hubatee harkaa wal qabatee mirga isaa falmatuu fi gumaa kanneen waggaa 22 darban ajjeefamaa bahanii fi ammas garaa laafina malee jumulaan ajjeefamaa jiranii seeraanis tahe karaa danda’amu hundaan akka falamtu waamicha keenya cimsinee dabarsina. Addatti kanneen ala jirtan sagalee ummata kana dhageessisuuf akka sochootani fi dirqama sabummaa keessan baatan waamicha gooana.

Hawaasni addunyaa, dhaabbattootni mirga namoomaaf dhaabbatanii fi jaarmayootni mirga dimokraasiif falman hundis tarkaanfii mootummaan abbaa irree ummata fayyaaleyyii gaaffii mirgaa fi dimokraasii kaasan irratti fudhataa jiru farra dimokraasii tahuu hubatuun gochaa isaa hatattamaan akka dhaabuuf dhiibbaa barbaachisu akka godhan ABOn hubachiisa. Gochaa kana callisanii ilaaluun gochaa kana eebbisuu keessaa qooda fudhatuu tahuu ABO deddeebisee hubachisa.

Injifannoo Ummata Oromoof!

Adda Bilisumma Oromoo!

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FDG Jabaachuudhaan kan itti fufe Godina Wallagga Lixaa aanaa Ganjii mana Barumsaa sadarkaa lammaffaa Ganjii keessatti barattootni Oromoo Hiriira jabaa gaggeessuudhaan Mormii jabaa sirna wayyaanee irratti gaggeessuu irratti argamu. Barattootni kunneen gamtaadhaan ka’uudhaan dhaadannoo garaa garaa dhageessisaa oolan keessaa 1. Lafa naannawa Oromiyaa murree hin laannu 2. Barataan ajjeefamuu fi arii’atamuu hin qabu 3. Oromiyaan kan Oromooti 4. Gaaffii mirgaa gaafachuun shororkeessaa nama hin godhu 5. Mootummaan wayyaanee garboomfataa dha 6. Oromiyaan ni bilisoomti Kanneen jedhanii fi kanneen biroo dhiyeessuudhaan hiriira bal’aa gaggeessanii jiran. Mootummaan wayyaanee dhiibbaa kamuu gaggeessu Barattootni Oromoo gamtaadhaan ka’uudhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisuun sagalee isaanii dhageessisuu irratti argamu. Gaaffiin Barattoota keenyaa gaaffii abbaa biyyummaati gaaffii mirgaati jechuudhaan Uummatni Ganjii barattoota waliin tahuudhaan dhaadannoo dhageessisuu fi gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa finiinsuu irratti hirmaannaa jabaa godhanii jiran. Uummatni Oromoo ka’aa jechuudhaan Qeerroo bakka maraafis waamicha dabarsanii jiran. http://qeerroo.org/2014/05/02/latest-news-godina-wallaggaa-lixaa-aan-aa-ganjii-mana-barum-saa-sadarkaa-lammaff-aa-ganjii-ganjii-kee-ssatti-barattootni-h-iriira-gaggeessun-dh-aadannoo-dhageessisu-u-irratti-argamu/

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Witnesses say Ethiopian police have killed at least 17 protesters during demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia region against plans to annex territory to expand the capital, Addis Ababa. Authorities put the protest-related death toll at 11 and have not said how the demonstrators were killed. The main opposition party says 17 people were killed while witnesses and residents say the death toll is much higher. Residents say that an elite government security force opened fire on protesters at three university campuses. The demonstrations erupted last week against plans by the Ethiopian government to incorporate part of Oromia into the capital. Oromia is Ethiopia’s largest region and Oromos are the country’s largest ethnic group. Oromos say the government wants to weaken their political power. They say expanding the capital threatens the local language, which is not taught in Addis Ababa schools. – VOA News http://gadaa.com/oduu/25780/2014/05/02/voa-deadly-protests-in-ethiopia-over-plans-to-expand-capital/#.U2PO0unJ7BY.facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nQ3x0L9wfpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=821Ijw2GoXM   Partial lists of Oromo  students of Adama University kidnapped by Agazi and the whereabouts are not know: as of 3rd May 2014 Barattoota University Adaamaa Kaleessa Guyyaa 5/1/2014 Mana Hidhaatti Guuran Keessaa Kan Ammaaf Maqaa Isaanii Arganne Armaan Gaditti Laalaa…

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Karoora Muummicha (Master Plan) Finfinnee; Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) Master Plan 03.05.14

By Ibsaa Guutamaa | May 3, 2014

Finfinnee, an Oromo land that the enemy at beginning of 20th century built its nest and laid its eggs that produced voracious larvae, still remains the center of controversy. Planned or unplanned there is no physical or moral force that could stop dictators from imposing their will other than organized will of the dispossessed. Oromo started to demand sovereignty over Oromiyaa since it was occupied. Since then it had never stopped demanding for the lost sovereignty through peaceful means as well as armed struggle.’ Magaalaa tokkoof kan karoorri ba’u rakkina mana jireenyaa fi hojii, guddina warshaa, geejjibaa, lolaa kosii adda addaa, eegumsa fayyaa, tajaajila bishanii fi ifaa kkf argamsiisuun sirna itt gochuu dha. Finfinneen rakkina bishaanii fi ifsaa dhaabbataa qabdi. Furmaati bakka jirutt tajaajila barbaachisu argamsiisuu dha malee karoorri dhibbi baheef ummatichaaf kan bu’u hin jiru. Lafti naannaa Finfinnee jiru kan ummati Oromoo mootii jijjiramu hundaan buqa’aa dhufe irra qubate. Galaanii fi Eekkaa kaasanii dhiibamaa dhufuun, kan fagootti hin godaanin itt hafani. Jireenyi barabaran dhiibamu itt fufuu hin qabu. Hamaa dhufu walii tumsanii ofirraa qola’uun seera uumaati. Moototi darban yeroo Finfinneef karoora baasan gara caalu bu’aa ofiirraa kaasanii ture. Kara ijaartoti mana dureeyyiirraa qabaa kan kanneen human hin qabnee jigsaa turani. Akeeki ture qondaaloti mootummaa akka itt durooma guddifataniif karaa mijjeessuu malee tajaajila barbaachisu magaalattiif uumuu hin turre. Kanaf balan tokko yoo bu’e oolchuun rakkoo ture. Si’ana lafti kan mootummaati waan jedhameef, mootummaan gola taahitaa irra jiruun adda waan hin taaneef, qaawwaa mana gidduutt argamu hunda yoo gurguratan abbawummaan itt hin dhagahamu. Kanaaf awwaala illee diiguun lafa saa gurgurachaa akka jiran ballinaan himama. Akka aadaa fi amanteett ujuba jeequun yakkaa. Kan barbaadan waa qabatan hunda callaatt jijjiiruu dhaa. Karoorri kun sanaaf carraa guddaa kennaafi. Egaa, jarri kun ilaalcha jireenya ummata magaalichaa fooyyessuu garaa hin qabani. Tolfatan Karoorra kanis kan wayyooma jiraattota Finfinneef yaadame utuu hin ta’in dira’ina itt sutame akka qabu hubachiisa. Ummata Oromoo, caalaattu Tuulamaa fi Maccaa, kan dura buqqisaniif gaaffii irra jiru utuu hin deebisin bara abbaan biyyaa mirga saa gaafachuutt ka’e kana lafa caalaa kutanii dabalachuu yaaluun waldhabdee jiru babbalisuu malee furmaata nagaa argamsiisuuf fala hin ta’u. Mirga abbaa biyyaa beekanii heera ofii keessa galchuu qofti gahaa miti. Yoo xinnaate heera ofumaa baafatani addunyaatt labsan kabajuun qaroomummaa dha. Miiddhaa hin dhinne uumuurraa koloneeffatoon magaalaa saanii mummicha biyya saaniitt ol deebisanii, Maqalee, Aksum, Gondar yk haaraa ijaarratanii baballifachuu dandahu. Biyyichii abbaa biraa qabachuun kan darbaniif hin liqimfamnee ture. Kanaaf karoorri saanii eenyufaaf caalaa bu’aa argamsiisa kan jedhu irratt hundeeffame. Jarri ammaa sana irratt dabalanii karooraa tooftaa fi tarsimoo of keessaa qabu baafataa jiru. Lammii saanii fi ofiif ariitiin bu’aa hammami butachuu dandeenya laata jechuun hojiirra oolchuuf si’aawaa jiru. Karoorri kun tokkummaa Oromoo cabsuun fulduratt bulcha koloneeffatoof gufuu akka hin taanett yayyabame. “Xaqilayi Gizati”mootii moototaa caalaa hamaa kan ta’etu dhufuuf deema. Akka ilaalcha saaniitt Finfinneen mooraa raayyaa biyya qabateeti. Dhiphisuu, ballisuu, guddisuu haa ta’u bareechuun bu’aa jara kanaa irraa ka’ee ilaalama. Lafa hedduu Finfinneett dabaluu jechuun abbaa biyyaa irraa buqqisanii mooraa diina saa irratt baballisuu fi halagaa irra qubachiisuu jechuu dha. Sana duuba akka hawwa saaniitt Oromiyaan dhiiga gootota seetiin dhaabbatte diigamtee karaa saamicha yoomuu gaafatama hin qabne mijaawaa argachuuf gaggabaa jiru. Karoorri amma o’aa jiru kun garri caalu bara Dargii kan xumura argate ture. Sunis biyyoota Tuulamaa, Jillee fi Arsii irraa lafa hedduu kan fudhatu. Gareen bulcha magaalaa Finfinnee kantiiba yerosiin durfamu karoora jedhamuu kanan walfakkaatu Kora Ministorata Mootummaa Cehumsaan akka eebbifamu dhiheessee ture. Utuu waa’een abbaa biyyummaa Oromoon Oromiyaa irratt qabdu hin murteeffamin ilaalamuu akka hin danda’amne miseensota korichaa ABO bakka bu’an waan mormaniif xaxatanii akka deebi’an godhame. Hardha maaltu nu tuqaan saba tokko lafa irraa haquuf mala baafataniin ummatoota empayerittis, addunyaas gowwoomsuu yaalaa jiru. Kun tuffii sabichaaf qaban dur dhoffatan hardha addababayiitt labsaa jiru. Didhaan eenyummaa ofii beeksisuu ilmaan Oromoo irra jira. Ballachuu Finfinnee haata’u dhimma Oromiyaa ilaalu irratt kan murteessuu danda’u abbaa biyyichaa ummata Oromiyaa qofaa. Yeroof qophii ittiin mirga saa kabachiisu hin gumeeffanne ta’aa. Sanaaf malee galtuun Oromoollee booreen akka itt ulfatu beekamu qaba Oromiyaan Finfinnee irratt fedha addaa qabdi jechuun seenaa ta’uuf deema. Magaalaa Federaalaa jedhanii marii Oromo malee irraa kutanii biyya of danda’e tokko gidduu baasuutt qaxisaa jiru. Amma kan ta’u qabuu walgurmeessanii jarmaa cimfachuun mooraan raayyaa koloneeffataa baballachuu akka hindandeenye karaa barbaachisu hundaan itt bobba’uu dha. Oromoon kanneen cunqursaa deggeranii fi utuu itt himamuu saamicha Oromiyaa irratt qooda fudhataniif itt gaafatamaa haa ta’uu abbaawummaa hin qabaatu. Warraa fi maatii Oromiyaa sossobbaan haa ta’uu humnaan buqqisanii facaasuu caalaa yakki hin jiru. Madaa haaraan kun kan darbe yoo kulkulfachiise kan itt komatamu isuma quba itt dhahaa jiru. Ollaan kan nagaan jiraatu yoo haala tolaa fi hamtuu jalatt qixxee wal kabaje. Kanneen hardha garaa guuttachuu jedhanii dhaloota dhufan gidduuti haddhaa fachaasan akkuma kanneen isaan duraa salphinnii fi giimii hin dhaamne akka isaan eegu barachuu qabu. Haalli addunyaa jijjiiramus mirgi Oromoo ittuma qoosamaa jiraa. Kanaaf itt gaafatama jalqabaa kan fudhatan Oromoo dha ofiin jedhaa kanneen diinota Oromoof milla dhiqani. Kan itt haanu utuu beekumsaa fi humna qabanii Oromoo ciisanii hanga gorra’amanitt eegan yk yeroo obbolaan saanii akka malee hidhaman, ajjeefamanii fi guraaraman callisanii ilaalani. Inni sadaffaan bu’aa ofii fi lammii saa jedhee kan fixaqacceett bobba’ee fi mirga ilmaan namaatt roorrisuu. Jarri sadan gochaan haa ta’u irra darbuun Oromoo balleessaa, Oromiyaa akka diigaa jiran hubatanii karaa itt harka irraa dachaafatan faluun qooda sabboonotaati. Caasaa Finfinnee kan amma jiru irraa jijjiiruu jechuun qaccee Tuulama dhiibbaa waggaa dhibbaa olii irraa seenaaf hafte ari’anii halagaa afaan, aadaa fi hooda addaa qabu qubachiisuu jechuu dha. Handhurri eenyummaa Oromiyaa, Odaa Nabee kana keessatt argama. Finfinneen maqaa jijjiirrattee qubsa halagaa erga taatee turteettii. Baballachuus hin dhaabne. Tuulama bakkaa balleessuun eenyummaa Oromoo balleessuu irratt kan aggaamame. Badiisi sana caalee hin jiru. Oromiyaa Lixaatii ka’anii Kaaba, Bahaa fi Kibba deemuuf “Barmeessoo yk Yilaf” halagaa barbaachisuuf deema jechuu dha. Kanaaf iyyaa fi mormiin karaa halleen gaggeeffamu irratt hundi gamtoomuun dirqii dha. Manguddoo Oromtichi laalaa qabsoon qaammi lasha’ee fi iji jaame, Dotii Turaa, siree ciisee irraa “Maaf teessu badnee Iyyaa Iyya dabarsaa!” jechuun radiyoo “Sagalee Oromoo” irratt yoo iyya kaasu kan humna qabu qaammi guutuu ta’ee callisee ilaluun booree taati. Humni Habashaa jalqaba irratt Oromiyaa cabse Tuulama irraa eegalee. Harras Oromiyaa caccabsuun achuma irraa eegalaa jiraa. Dur gosti kaan kan, isaan hin ilaalle se’anii callisanii hanga inni burkutaawutt eeganii. Fardi Tuulama irraa ka’e yoo achumatt dhaabuun hin danda’amne hunda irra buufata. Hundi waliin hiriiree injifannoo galmeeffachuu malee Oromiyaa irraa lafa taakkuu tokko Oromiyoon dabarsanii kennuun badiisa farrifachuu dha. Ilmaan Oromoo eenyumaa ofiin boonan utuu jiranii, Oromiyaan lamuu hin biinxa’amtu. Qabsoon gara hiree ofii walbummaa ofiin murteeffachuu karaa halleen jarjarfamuu qaba. Oromiyaan haa jiraattu! Ibsaa Guutama Ulfinaa fi surraan gootota kufaniif; walabummaa, walqixxummaa fi bilisummaan kan lubbuun jiraniif; nagaa fi araarri Ayyaana abbooliif haa tahu! Ebla 2014

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TPLF Ethiopia’s Genocidal Mass killings against Oromo People in Eastern and Southern Oromia: Hamma Yoom Oromoon Lafa isaa tirraa arihama? #Oromo #Oromia #BecauseIAmOromo November 30, 2014

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Hamma Yoom Oromoon Lafa isaa tirraa arihama? Gaafif Deebii Keessummaa keenyan waliin goone hordofaa

 

 

 

 

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Ethiopia is one of 10 least connected in the digital world in mobile phone and internet use. #Africa November 27, 2014

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Denmark, Korea And Sweden are the world’s most digitally connected countries while Ethiopia is one of 10 least connected

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November 26, 2014 (The Telegraph) — Denmark has been named the world’s “most connected” country based on mobile phone and internet use.

Scandinavia dominated this year’s rankings, with Sweden in third place, followed by Iceland in fourth, Norway sixth and Finland eighth. Britain came fifth.

They were compiled as part of a report by the International Telecommunication Union – theInformation and Communication Technology Development Index (IDI), which rates 166 countries according to their level of access to, use of and skills in using information and communication technology.

Hong Kong was the ninth most connected country, coming in ahead of Japan in 11th place, while Luxembourg completed the top 10.

Other countries in the top 30 included the US (which ranked 14th), Australia, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany, France, New Zealand, Estonia and Macau, as well the principalities of Andorra and Monaco.

The 10 least connected countries were all in Africa, with the Central African Republic being the worst, followed by Niger, Chad, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

All countries were shown to have improved their IDI values in the last year, while the nations with the “most dynamic” improvement in ranking included the United Arab Emirates, Fiji, Cape Verde, Thailand, Oman, Qatar, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Georgia. Improvements were said to have been driven mostly by better wireless broadband connection.

Europe proved to be the most connected region, scooping up eight of the top 10 rankings, while Africa had the lowest regional ranking. The continent, however, did show a mobile broadband growth rate of more than 40 per cent in 2014 on last year.

Nearly three billion people globally will be using the internet by the end of this year, up by nearly 40 per cent on last year. But 450 million people still don’t live within reach of a mobile signal, while 4.3 billion people are not connected to the internet – with 90 per cent of those living in developing countries, the report said.

Earlier this year, Telegraph Travel’s technology expert Donald Strachan outlined the “world’s Wi-Fi-friendliest cities”, featuring various countries from the top 40 of this year’s IDI report.

Connecting in the Finnish capital of Helsinki is password-free and easy thanks to a network of hotspots in public buildings, civic squares and even on some buses and trams around the city.

Hong Kong, “one of the world’s most futuristic cities”, was said to be generous with free internet access in public areas. There are several free Wi-Fi networks, the key ones being GovWiFi (at parks, libraries, public buildings, ferry terminals and more) and MTR WiFi, which provides 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi per device up to five times every day at MTR stations.

Taipei offers 30 days of free access to a national, government-backed network of over 5,000 hotpsots. Hundreds of these free iTaiwan hotspots are available throughout the Taiwanese capital.

Macau was noted for its WiFiGo service which offers free internet for visitors every day between 8am and 1am. The network has around 150 hotspots, meaning there’s usually Wi-Fi close by, including at ports, museums and tourist information centres.

Other major cities with free public Wi-Fi access include New York, Paris and Perth, Australia, as well as Florence and Tel Aviv, which has eighty hotspots dotted around its centre.

Access to free Wi-Fi has been an increasingly important factor for travellers around the world, especially when booking a hotel. Britain’s hotels were found to be among the worst in Europe for free Wi-Fi access, while the two best performing cities were both Swedish – Malmö and Gothenburg, where 98 per cent and 96 per cent of hotels were found to offer free Wi-Fi, a survey by the travel search engine KAYAK earlier this year revealed.

A new website aiming to help travellers in the search for free and fast wireless internet access was introduced earlier this year.Hotewifitest.com lets hotel guests test the speed of their internet connection, and then stores the results for others to view. It also records whether the Wi-Fi is free or comes at a price.

Several airports around the world also offer free Wi-Fi services, with Dallas-Forth Worth in Texas being among the best, providing free Wi-Fi in all five of its terminals since 2012. Since upgrading its former paid network, the number of daily Wi-Fi connections has risen from 2,000 to 55,000. Helsinki Airport, Singapore’s Changi Airport, Seoul’s Incheon Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol complete the world’s top five for airport Wi-Fi quality.

Earlier this year, Britain’s biggest airports have been criticised for failing to provide passengers with unlimited Wi-Fi access.

None of Britain’s six busiest airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Edinburgh and Luton – offer unlimited free internet access, according to a study by Skyscanner, the flight comparison website.

Source: The Telegraph

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Africa: Of the AU’s Itchy Bottom and Smelly Fingers November 3, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Colonizing Structure, Ethnic Cleansing, Free development vs authoritarian model, Genocidal Master plan of Ethiopia, Groups at risk of arbitrary arrest in Oromia: Amnesty International Report, Human Rights Watch on Human Rights Violations Against Oromo People by TPLF Ethiopia, Janjaweed Style Liyu Police of Ethiopia, Jen & Josh (Ijoollee Amboo), The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The Mass Massacre & Imprisonment of ORA Orphans.
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Africa: Of the AU’s Itchy Bottom and Smelly Fingers

OPINION

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Listen to this African Union – if you go to bed with dogs then you will wake up with flies!

Africans revere wise-saying and proverbs. I am African and the AU is as African as it can get. So, surely the regional body must listen up when I introduce my ranting with yet another popular saying – He who goes to bed with an itchy bottom wakes up with smelly fingers.

Does the AU have smelly fingers?

Yes! I will tell you why.

The majestic African Union, formerly the Organisation of African Unity has been sitting in the bosom of the tyrant, quietly hiding its shame from the world as one of its very own perfects the art of torture and repression.

The AU sits in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It glows and gloats about being the regional master for a liberal and fairly democratic Africa while its host, the Ethiopian regime has thrived over decades stifling descent and beating to a pulp the people of Oromia region.

The Oromo from Ethiopia’s Oromia region are a sad story of cruelty and gross human rights violations that has persisted unabated for years.

There is no sugar-coating the testimonies of brutality that flow from generations of Oromo descent.

As you read this, you may need to quickly grab a copy of a report that has just been released by Amnesty International on the plight of the Oromo of Oromia region in Ethiopia.

The report Because I am Oromo is a summary of human ruthlessness at its worst. It reads like a rendition from the slavery years when Africa was wilting under the colonialism invasion, only that this time, the perpetrator is African.

It is a scenario that is all too familiar with the region. A regime in power aspires to stay in power and clamps down on any voice of dissent especially from within. If the dissenter is a community, then woe unto them because the regime will victimise the community from generation to generation and make it a crime to be born in such.

And to imagine that this is something that the African Union is aware of and has been aware of ever since and yet still persists is sacrilegious to say the least.

Because I am Oromo is a painful walk into the reality of the sufferings of one of the biggest ethnic communities in Ethiopia for the mere reason of dissenting with the government.

This reality is beyond comprehension because sadly, torture to the Oromo almost comes as second nature, thanks to an oppressive regime.

“We interviewed former detainees with missing fingers, ears and teeth, damaged eyes and scars on every part of their body due to beating, burning and stabbing – all of which they said were the result of torture,” said Claire Beston of Amnesty International.

Claire was referring to the myriads of real-life testimonies given to the researchers on condition of anonymity.

In Oromia it seems, almost every house-hold of the Oromo has experienced the wrath of torture and police brutality.

In the streets and in the village squares in the Oromia region sits the shadows of men and women who have been physically brutalised and maimed while emotionally and psychologically scarred for life in the hands of Ethiopian security forces.

When I speak of torture, I speak of state-sanctioned gang rapes to both men and women, electrical shocks, water-barding, thorough beatings, detentions without trial, forced disappearances and arbitrary killings that continue with shocking impunity. And this list is not exhaustive of the actual violations as detailed in the report.

The profiles of brutality are vast in Because I am Oromo. Infact, Amnesty International says they spoke to more than 240 victims of this brutality in a period of one year.

It is these heart-wrenching testimonies and the impunity of how the violation is meted that leaves a real bad taste in my mouth when I think of the AU sitting pretty in its headquarters in Addis Ababa as if absolutely nothing wrong is going on in its backyard.

The truth is that the people of Oromia region have been under siege for almost three decades now. The OAU knew this and the AU knows it too for they are one and the same, right?

So when the AU focusses the world’s attention to the many wonderful things that the continent seems to be getting right and totally ignores the situation of the Oromo people its pretence stinks to the high moon of repression.

Somebody please tell the AU that with every sip of Ethiopian coffee they take from their air-conditioned Chinese-built headquarters, the blood of the Oromos is spilling on the floor under their feet, enlivened by the silence they have mastered over the atrocities committed by the Ethiopia government against the Oromo community.

Somebody tell the AU that its emblem and its flag, and its national anthem means absolutely nothing to the children of the continent for as long as the children of Oromia weep at the graves of their executed fathers and quiver at the feet of their physically tortured and traumatised mothers.

Somebody tell the AU, that the Clarion call – ” Oh sons and daughters of Africa, flesh of the sky and flesh of the sun, let us make Africa the tree of life” is utterly nonsensical if it does not flinch as the sons and daughters of Oromia are crushed under the whims of repression.

Somebody, please remind the AU that Africa’s children do not give up on liberty struggles. They, as member states, never gave up on the colonial liberation struggles so why do they imagine that the people of Oromia are any different?

Like I have said, there is blood on the floor of the AU as Africa’s leaders meet to deliberate and panel beat the continent to shape and as they do it sleeping on the bed of the hospitality of the Ethiopian government, they know that they sleep with an itch in their bottoms which they cannot ignore for they will surely wake up with smelly fingers!

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The Four Types of Africa’s Corrupt Power Elites: How to be Corrupt in Africa October 10, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Africa Rising, Colonizing Structure, Corruption in Africa, Illicit financial outflows from Ethiopia, Land and Water Grabs in Oromia, Land Grabs in Africa, The 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The Tyranny of Ethiopia, Undemocratic governance in Africa, US-Africa Summit, Youth Unemployment.
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SHAPE OF THE CONTINENT: How to be, or not to be, corrupt in Africa where one size does not fit all

Christin Mungai, Mail & Guardian Africa

 

 

 

 

SOUTH Africa is awash with stories of corruption scandals touching on key public figures; from President Jacob Zuma on one end, to opposition leader Julius Malema on the other.

All is not well in Africa’s richest economy. However, recent reports paint an even bleaker picture for the continent in general. One noted that “acording to most of the available indicators, the war on corruption is at a standstill. In fact, these indicators show that corruption is actually increasing in countries where its impact is likely to be most harsh”.

How bad is it and, most importantly, WHY does it happen? We think a large part of it is down to the nature of the various states in Africa.

We took the scores of African countries in two indicators from the latest Fragile States index compiled by Foreign Policy: factionalised elites and state legitimacy. The former measures conflict and competition among local and national leaders, while the latter measures corruption and other measures of government performance and electoral process.

We plotted each country’s deviation from the mean on the two indicators, and the resulting scatter diagram suggests intriguing things about African states; especially how much is “up for grabs”, but more importantly, how the corrupt are corrupt – the strategies which would work if you were looking to loot public coffers.

 

 

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The Ones who Share Nicely

In the top right quadrant are the “democracy star-performers” – Mauritius, Botswana and Namibia are the far outliers, as well as countries like Ghana, South Africa, Lesotho, Tanzania, Benin and Senegal (mouse over the coloured dots to see specific countries). The countries in this have low competition among elites, and a high level of state legitimacy: citizens feel they have a stake in the country, their votes matter and they can hold leaders accountable.

On the surface, it seems that these countries have mature democratic processes and are committed to the rule of law. But it might also suggest something else – that where corruption exists, there is an “elite consensus” on graft, which means that leaders do not fight for the pie today because they know their turn will come with the next (democratic) election when they win power. Ghana is a good example here – there isn’t that overt looting of state coffers that you might see in other African countries, but you can still benefit illegally from public funds – if you play nicely.

The strong state in these countries also suggests that in order to be steal public money in this countries, you have to “formalise corruption”. In other words, because the state is strong, you have to use formal channels to enrich yourself – lobbying Parliament to make rules in your favour would work here. South Africa is the classic case here – Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), for example, was intended to reduce the economic disparity between racial groups entrenched during apartheid, but it has morphed into a vehicle for a few well-connected black businessmen to enrich themselves – this class of nouveau riche beneficiaries is disparagingly called “tender-preneurs”. But even that name suggests that to benefit from state largesse, you have to have a modicum of formality – you have to register a company, fill and submit tender forms, etc. In these countries, you can’t just ride roughshod into the Treasury.

How to win: Be literate, learn how to write a proposal, and know how to do cocktail chit-chat.

The Ones who Only Share among Themselves

In the top left quadrant are a number of countries that have a high level of state legitimacy – they score high in governance and fighting corruption – but they also have high competition between elites. Rwanda and Ethiopia show up here, two countries which have a military-turned-civilian regime in power. In Rwanda’s case it is the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), while in Ethiopia’s case it is Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front. In these countries, elections are not fiercely fought for across the board (the Parliamentary contest might be hot, but not that for president or prime minister) as it is almost taken for granted that the ruling party and/or its candidate will win.

So something else plays out here: internal competition within the party is intense, but you have to be “one of us” to be a legitimate player in the game. So we see these regimes coming down hard on “dissidents” because the game can only be played within the boundaries and uniformity of the ruling party. In Rwanda, for example, perhaps the reason openly gorging yourself from the public coffers is frowned upon here is because “everyone can’t do it” and it would make certain individuals stand out, not necessarily because it’s wrong. Liberia and Mauritania also feature here, but for different reasons: Liberia has a long history of a “ruling class”: Americo-Liberians, descendants of freed slaves, ruled the country exclusively since independence in 1847 until 1980, so to be in the game, you just had to be “one of them”. Mauritania also has a ruling class called the “white Moors”. So the elite can fight among themselves – Mauritania, for example, has  had a dozen coups or attempted coups since independence from France in 1960—but they firmly shut the door to outsiders.

How to win: Join the party, but always watch your back.

The Ones who Don’t Share

In the lower right quadrant are countries like Angola, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Republic of the Congo and Swaziland. They score low on competition among elites, but high on corruption. Why aren’t the elite fighting among themselves? Here, the reason for this disparity might be simple: the elite has entrenched themselves firmly into power, they have sunk their roots deep into the state system, and aren’t going anywhere. But there’s a difference between them and The Ones who Only Share among Themselves –the ruling class is small enough to keep “eating”, so there isn’t any need for competition within that small group. Swaziland is an absolute monarchy, so it perfectly embodies this “total exclusivity”.

Ruling elites here have a steady income supply, like oil (or royal tributes), to provide an endless bonanza – and it explains why most of them have had long regimes in power, twenty years or more: Jose Eduardo dos Santos in Angola, Blaise Compaore in Burkina Faso, the Bongo dynasty in Gabon, Denis Sassou-Nguesso (with a short interruption) in the Congo and King Mswati in Swaziland have all been in power for more than 20 years). There just isn’t any real competition; and luckily, the money is enough to keep everyone who matters happy. In Angola, for example, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos family controls practically all the major sectors of the economy: his daughter Isabel is famously Africa’s first female billionaire, with assets in telecoms, banking and diamonds; daughter Tchize runs a television and communications network; son Coreon Dú is a music producer and singer; and son José Filomeno heads the country’s sovereign wealth fund.

How to win: Marry into the family and live quietly.

The Free for All: “Democratically Corrupt”

In the lower left quadrant are the conflict-plagued states: Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, others with widespread civil strife – such as Zimbabwe, Libya and Eritrea – as well as others which, on the surface, aren’t “quite so failed”- Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and Nigeria. These countries have the bad scores, both in the level of corruption and in the factionalisation of elites. Corruption here isn’t exclusive to some long-established ruling elite, or to any formal party structure. Outsiders do have a chance of getting in, but there isn’t enough to go around – the elite is too large, and there are too many vested interests.

It means that elections tend to be a “winner-take-all” scenario, fiercely fought on the ground. Still, there’s a silver lining here: the fact that politicians are fighting for citizen’s votes suggests that votes actually count. But here, there isn’t really an expectation to play nicely, or share with others, so we see lots of rogue behaviour, elites tend to thrive on chaos and unpredictability. The weakness of the state gives rise to strong lawless groups – such as Boko Haram or al-Shabab – and the country is vulnerable to civil strife.

How to win: Be a bully, and never, ever show any weakness.

 

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Self-Rule: How Decentralized Power, Not Democracy, Will Shape the 21st Century. #Oromia September 30, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Development & Change, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Afar, Ogaden, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, National Self- Determination, Oromians Protests, Oromiyaa, Oromo, Oromummaa, Self determination, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia.
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People wave flags symbolizing Catalonia's independence during a demonstration in Catalonia, Spain, on September 11, 2014.

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. People can no longer be cheated (for long) out of their legitimate aspirations for self-rule.

With all the world’s terrain claimed, one’s gain (of independence) must equal another’s loss (of territorial integrity). Borders can therefore either change violently, or can be softened through devolution.

The map of the world is in perpetual flux, with territories splintering and combining in various configurations. North and South Yemen merged in 1990; Czechoslovakia divorced in 1993. South Sudan seceded in 2011; now there’s talk of North and South Korea reunifying along the model of East and West Germany. The fundamental search for more coherent political entities can bring turbulence, but not always violence.

The Scottish precedent is a harbinger of neither global chaos nor the end of multi-national harmony. In fact, devolution’s dialectical opposite is aggregation. The world may splinter, but it also comes together in new combinations such as the European Union, which ultimately absorbs all the continent’s micro-states into a truly multinational federation. Witness the Balkans, where two decades on from the bloody wars of Yugoslavia’s dissolution, all its former republics have become or are candidates for EU membership. If the world wants to see global solidarity of nations, the tribes may need to win first.

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How Decentralized Power, Not Democracy, Will Shape the 21st Century

By Parag Khanna @ The Atlantic, 26 September 2014

 

Last week, the world’s most globe-spanning empire until the mid-20th century let its fate be decided by 3.6 million voters in Scotland. While Great Britain narrowly salvaged its nominal unity, the episode offered an important reminder: The 21st century’s strongest political force is not democracy but devolution.

Before the vote was cast, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his team were so worried by voter sentiment swinging toward Scottish independence that they promised a raft of additional powers to Edinburgh (and Wales and Northern Ireland) such as the right to set its own tax rates—granting even more concessions than Scotland’s own parliament had demanded. Scotland won before it lost. Furthermore, what it won it will never give back, and what it lost it can try to win again later. England, meanwhile, feels ever more like the center of a Devolved Kingdom rather than a united one.

Devolution—meaning the decentralization of power—is the geopolitical equivalent of the second law of thermodynamics: inexorable, universal entropy. Today’s nationalism and tribalism across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East represent the continued push for either greater autonomy within states or total independence from what some view as legacy colonial structures. Whether these movements are for devolution, federalism, or secession, they all to varying degrees advocate the same thing: greater self-rule.

In addition to the traditional forces of anti-colonialism and ethnic grievance, the newer realities of weak and over-populated states, struggles to control natural resources, accelerated economic competition, and even the rise of big data and climate change all point to more devolution in the future rather than less. Surprisingly, this could be a good thing, both for America and the world.

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Woodrow Wilson brought his fierce anti-colonialism to the Paris Peace Conference after World War I, insisting on national self-determination as one of his famous “Fourteen Points.” But stubborn Western Europeans held on to their imperial possessions until World War II bankrupted them. The dismantling of the British and French empires over the course of the 20th century gave birth to more than 75 new countries within four decades. Decolonization was followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which created 15 independent states. All told, the jackhammer of devolution has more than tripled the number of countries around the world, from the 51 original member states of the United Nations to its 193 members today.

Strangely, international law as enshrined in the UN Charter appears to work against these trends, strongly privileging state borders as they are as if to freeze the world map in time. But to paraphrase Victor Hugo, there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. People can no longer be cheated (for long) out of their legitimate aspirations for self-rule.

Devolution helps to sensibly reorganize large and unwieldy post-colonial states. Take the example of India, where more than 60 years of independence have brought little development to peripheral and rural states in the east and northeast of the country. Rather than fostering economic growth outside the capital, New Delhi’s priority instead has been imposing either the Hindi (Mahatma Gandhi’s preference) or English languages across the country. But such malign neglect has only stoked devolutionary pressures. Since 1947, the number of states in the Indian federation has doubled, with the 29th (Telangana) created earlier this year. As state boundaries better conform to ethnic and linguistic boundaries, provincial units can focus more on their internal growth, rather than on having to defend themselves against the center. Notice how the second-largest contributor to Indian GDP besides Mumbai’s Maharashtra state is Tamil Nadu, the state that is geographically farthest from notoriously corrupt New Delhi.

Another accelerant of devolution is ubiquitous data. Much as modern nation-states seem to have lost their monopoly on armed forces, so too has evaporated their dominance of information flows and narratives. Call it the triumph of transparency: Whether through free media, leaks, hacks, democracy, or legal pressure, people increasingly know how their countries are run—and crucially how their money is spent. This March, participants in a nonbinding online referendum in Venice overwhelmingly supported an unofficial “declaration of independence” from Italy. The reason? Venice pays 70 billion euros in taxes per year, but receives only a fraction back in fiscal transfers, meaning support from the capital.

Catalonia, with its unique language and centuries of cultural traditions, made similar calculations with respect to Madrid and is set to vote on independence in November. Spain and Italy’s constitutions forbid secession, but to avoid severe internal unrest beyond that which has already beset them since the financial crisis, both governments will likely grant more autonomy to these important provinces. Ultimately, these upstart—or start-up—regions want the “devo-max” deal the Basques of northern Spain have: complete fiscal autonomy with no taxes paid to the capital.

Even global warming can drive devolution: As Greenland’s ice sheet melts, its 60,000 Inuit have greater access to abundant and valuable reserves of resources such as uranium and natural gas. This creates an incentive for Greenlanders to hoard the potential windfall rather than send it to Copenhagen, which has retained some governing authority over the island since Denmark seized and colonized Greenland nearly three centuries ago. The 2021 date proposed for a Greenland independence vote provides an eerie parallel to Scotland’s referendum, which took place roughly 300 years after that country joined the United Kingdom. Unlike Scotland, however, Greenland’s vote for independence wouldn’t even be close. Make way for another seat at the UN.

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Shrill warnings against devolution ignore the evidence that it is also a logical consequence of connectivity. In the days before Scotland’s independence referendum, Gordon Brown, the Scotland-born former British prime minister, made a passionate appeal to his countrymen to choose unity over independence. Scotland’s “quarrel should be with globalization, rather than England,” he said. But on whose terms should that tug-of-war for jobs be waged? Smaller states and smaller economies have less of a margin for error when it comes to their own survival. Would Scotland have outsourced its manufacturing base to Asia in the way that far-off London capitalists so enthusiastically did? Would Scotland, as politicians in London warned, really have been unable to establish its own currency within 18 months? As even the anti-independence Economist noted, 28 new central banks have been created in the past 25 years; Estonia set up its own central bank and currency in a week. A connected world—the result of Brown’s bogeyman of ‘globalization’—has turned such bureaucratic hurdles into commoditized tasks.

The more cities and provinces attain quality infrastructure—courtesy of investment from their own governments and foreigners—the more they can leverage these new capacities. In America, fiscal federalism is a crucial driver of economic dynamism. For example, Texas has made itself the most business-friendly state in the country by minimizing regulations and keeping taxes low; it now boastsan $8.8 billion surplus. California also experiments at the state level with immigration and greenhouse-gas emissions reduction policies that are best suited to its own needs and goals. Oil-rich British Columbia and gas-and-mineral-rich Western Australia have their own resource wealth funds that have propelled infrastructure investment and growth in cities such as Vancouver and Perth first, before a share of the profits is sent to the distant capitals Ottawa and Canberra.

In Europe, devolution has become a healthy form of competitive arbitrage—a perpetual negotiation to get maximum freedoms from under-performing national governments so that over-performing provinces can get on with their own priorities. An independence movement is brewing in Sardinia, for instance, that would see the already autonomous Italian island sell itself to landlocked (and far better governed) Switzerland as a maritime canton.

Can all devolution be handled so peacefully? With all the world’s terrain claimed, one’s gain (of independence) must equal another’s loss (of territorial integrity). Borders can therefore either change violently, or can be softened through devolution. Devolution is why the Basques and Quebecois are at peace today. To attempt to stem the pro-Russian rebel tide in Ukraine, the parliament in Kiev last week granted self-rule to the eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk as a gesture to keep them within the Ukrainian orbit. Devolution today is thus not just a force of tribalism but a tool of peacemaking.

This kind of thinking will be necessary for remapping the Middle East as the century-old Sykes-Picot map of the region crumbles. The near-total dissolution of the Arab political cartography embodies the most severe entropy, fragmentation, and disorder. Today only the oil-rich micro-states of the Persian Gulf such as Qatar and the UAE have purchased long-term security. But we do not yet know what will replace the current Syria and Iraq—to say nothing of the Islamic State’s plans for Jordan, Lebanon, and beyond.

Yet if one rule of counterinsurgency is to find, protect, and build stable enclaves, that is also a bottom-up approach to replacing Arab colonial cartography with a more legitimate order based on smaller and more coherent islands of stability. Rather than artificial nations, the future Middle East order will likely consist of robust tribal states like Israel and Kurdistan, and urban commercial centers with mixed populations that will protect themselves and their trade routes.

Perhaps a world of smaller states would bring globalization more into balance, with each state maintaining the necessary production and jobs essential for social stability, even if not optimizing global comparative advantage. A world of smaller states might also be a more peaceful one as well, with none able to survive without importing food and goods from others. Such a world would embody the principle of anti-fragility that the author Nassim Taleb advocates: too small to fail.

The map of the world is in perpetual flux, with territories splintering and combining in various configurations. North and South Yemen merged in 1990; Czechoslovakia divorced in 1993. South Sudan seceded in 2011; now there’s talk of North and South Korea reunifying along the model of East and West Germany. The fundamental search for more coherent political entities can bring turbulence, but not always violence.

Thus, the Scottish precedent is a harbinger of neither global chaos nor the end of multi-national harmony. In fact, devolution’s dialectical opposite is aggregation. The world may splinter, but it also comes together in new combinations such as the European Union, which ultimately absorbs all the continent’s micro-states into a truly multinational federation. Witness the Balkans, where two decades on from the bloody wars of Yugoslavia’s dissolution, all its former republics have become or are candidates for EU membership. If the world wants to see global solidarity of nations, the tribes may need to win first. Read @http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/09/how-decentralized-power-not-democracy-will-shape-21st-century/95255/

UN experts urge Ethiopia to stop using anti-terrorism legislation to curb human rights September 19, 2014

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UN experts urge Ethiopia to stop using anti-terrorism legislation to curb human rights

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country, amid reports that people continue to be detained arbitrarily.

The experts’ call comes on the eve of the consideration by Ethiopia of a series of recommendations made earlier this year by members of the Human Rights Council in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review which applies equally to all 193 UN Members States. These recommendations are aimed at improving the protection and promotion of human rights in the country, including in the context of counter-terrorism measures.

“Two years after we first raised the alarm, we are still receiving numerous reports on how the anti-terrorism law is being used to target journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders and opposition politicians in Ethiopia,” the experts said. “Torture and inhuman treatment in detention are gross violations of fundamental human rights.”

“Confronting terrorism is important, but it has to be done in adherence to international human rights to be effective,” the independent experts stressed. “Anti-terrorism provisions need to be clearly defined in Ethiopian criminal law, and they must not be abused.”

The experts have repeatedly highlighted issues such as unfair trials, with defendants often having no access to a lawyer. “The right to a fair trial, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to freedom of association continue to be violated by the application of the anti-terrorism law,” they warned.

“We call upon the Government of Ethiopia to free all persons detained arbitrarily under the pretext of countering terrorism,” the experts said. “Let journalists, human rights defenders, political opponents and religious leaders carry out their legitimate work without fear of intimidation and incarceration.”

The human rights experts reiterated their call on the Ethiopian authorities to respect individuals’ fundamental rights and to apply anti-terrorism legislation cautiously and in accordance with Ethiopia’s international human rights obligations.

“We also urge the Government of Ethiopia to respond positively to the outstanding request to visit by the Special Rapporteurs on freedom of peaceful assembly and association, on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and on the situation of human rights defenders,” they concluded.

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(*) The experts: Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ben Emmerson; Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai; Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye; Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst; Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Gabriela Knaul; Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan Méndez.

Special Procedures is the largest body of independent experts in the United Nations Human Rights system. Special Procedures is the general name of the independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms of the Human Rights Council that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Currently, there are 38 thematic mandates and 14 mandates related to countries and territories, with 73 mandate holders.

Special Procedures experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.
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Countering terrorism:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Terrorism/Pages/SRTerrorismIndex.aspx
Freedom of assembly:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/AssemblyAssociation/Pages/SRFreedomAssemblyAssociationIndex.aspx
Freedom of expression:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomOpinion/Pages/OpinionIndex.aspx
Independence of judiciary:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Judiciary/Pages/IDPIndex.aspx
Rights defenders:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/SRHRDefenders/Pages/SRHRDefendersIndex.aspx
Torture and Inhuman treatment:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Torture/SRTorture/Pages/SRTortureIndex.aspx

UN Human Rights, country page – Ethiopia:http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/AfricaRegion/Pages/ETIndex.aspx

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Restricted #Africa: #Ethiopia and Sudan along with Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Cuba and Belarus are the most censored countries for Internet use September 11, 2014

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Attention to Donor Agencies: No democracy means no development August 26, 2014

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Development First, Democracy Later?

By Anna Lekvall, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; formerly Senior Programme Manager for Democracy and Development at International IDEA.

http://naiforum.org/2014/08/development-first-democracy-later/

Across all continents, cultures and religions, 80 per cent of men and women worldwide believe that democracy is the best available form of governance. But there is a raging democracy deficit across the world.

There is wide support for democracy in international agreements and development policy. Yet, only 2 per cent of official development aid goes to democracy support, indicating a low priority in practice.

The much larger aid flows delivered to reduce poverty also affect democratic processes and power dynamics – sometimes negatively.

The binding constraint on development is not always money or knowledge. It is also about political processes. Citizens across the world therefore call for democratic and accountable politics.

There is a raging democracy deficit across the world. Across all continents, cultures and religions, by gender, age, education or income level, 80 per cent of men and women worldwide believe that democracy is the best available form of governance.[1]

Only 30 per cent, however, are satisfied with the democracy that they are experiencing, and 85 per cent of the world’s population lives in countries where media freedom is obstructed. Democratic transitions that were promising 20 years ago have in many cases regressed.

There is wide support for democracy in international agreements and development policy. Key donor countries and international organizations have goals to support democracy within official development assistance. The UN Charter is clear that the authority of governments shall be based on the will of the people. The UN Millennium Declaration promises that no effort shall be spared to promote democracy.

Yet when it comes to the practical implementation of official development aid, supporting democracy is a low priority.  The newly published book Development First, Democracy Later? (International IDEA, 2014) takes a critical look at traditional aid forms from a democracy perspective. It finds that despite donor countries’ often explicit ambitions to strengthen democracy, the picture emerging is not encouraging. In practice, democracy seems to be a low priority within official development assistance.

Supporting key democratic processes and institutions – elections, parliamentary strengthening, civil society – is a niche area of aid. But it only accounts for about 2 per cent of all development assistance. Moreover, and perhaps more importantly, the much larger aid flows delivered to reduce poverty, also affect democratic processes and power dynamics – sometimes in a negative way.

Many aid-recipient countries are ruled by either authoritarian or hybrid regimes. Among the ten countries that received most aid in 2010, all but one were ruled by authoritarian or hybrid regimes. Channelling money in such an environment requires careful consideration of the effects on the domestic political situation as it risks sustaining a dysfunctional system and reinforcing the powers that be.

Yet, the connections between development aid resources and the space for democracy are seldom explicitly discussed, the analysis in the book finds. Despite the use of political economy analysis, donors keep focusing on the executive branch of government and a limited type of civil society organisations, largely avoiding key political and social actors.

The primary focus is still establishing partnerships with governments of which some obstruct political representation, impede free speech, manipulate elections and compromise the rule of law. Despite the increased focus on accountability, development resources risk sustaining the hold on power of already overpowered executive heads of government.

Despite the rhetoric of country ownership, donors continue to prescribe policy priorities in budget reviews and to move policy formulation from domestic political processes to development aid negotiations. National actors become almost redundant in the process.

When donors eventually speak up for democracy and cleaner politics, it is often because things have got so badly wrong that they have to react. So-called ‘political crises’, are often situations which could have been foreseen and addressed in the choice of aid modalities.

Thus, not only has democracy not been a key goal on the aid agenda, but the way in which aid is organized has had challenging consequences for democracy. The development community acknowledges many of these concerns.

The Accra Agenda for Action recognized the need for inclusive ownership and the importance of involving actors such as parliaments, local government and civil society in development. In Busan, the private sector was added as a stakeholder and the term ‘democratic ownership’ was used. These are positive steps at the level of international policy deliberations, but translating the new policies into practice is a challenge.

There are many reasons for democracy being a low priority in the aid agenda. Other foreign policy goals are prioritized. It is difficult. There are disbursement pressures and practical issues in the way aid is organized. But there may also be a more ideological or theoretical reason.

The success stories in Asia, and of China in particular, have reinforced an old view that development comes first, and (hopefully) democracy later, even to the extent of seeing democracy as an obstacle that must be overcome by insulating the state from public concerns.

This is a dangerous path, however, as there is a tendency for absolute power to lead to absolute corruption – and absolute repression. Even if it is possible to find a ‘good autocrat’, he or she usually does not stay that way. Democracy is a fundamental requirement for replacing leaders peacefully. This must not be forgotten.

Moreover, despite some authoritarian successes, there is substantive empirical evidence that democracy delivers on development, even in poor countries. Among the top 50 countries that achieved the highest levels of human development in 2011, only four had either authoritarian or hybrid regimes. The rest were democracies.

One study compares the experience only across poor countries and finds that people in poor democracies live nine years longer than people in poor autocracies, have a 40 per cent greater chance of attending secondary school and benefit from agricultural yields that are 25 per cent higher. Poor democracies suffer 20 per cent fewer infant deaths than poor autocracies. Democracies fare better at avoiding political conflict and dealing with natural disasters.

But there are even more reasons why the development agenda should not ignore democracy. Over the past decade, the role of politics has come increasingly to the fore in explaining development failures. In Africa, success in terms of economic growth does not match its poor record in reducing poverty. There is little doubt that the vast majority of Africans do not get a fair share of the yields from the continent’s huge natural resource wealth.

Africa has 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land. It produces less agricultural output per person today than fifty years ago. Farmers lack access to capital for fertilizer and irrigation. They lack the roads and storage needed to get harvests to market. These are public goods that their governments should be facilitating. The economic resources exist and the solutions are known.

The binding constraint on development is not always money or knowledge. It is also about political processes. Citizens across the world know this, and therefore call for democratic and accountable politics. In a United Nations study in the post 2015-process, it was made clear that ‘honest and responsive government’ was among the top five priorities when people in 194 countries were asked.

Development experts too are finding that dysfunctional political institutions and processes are hindering development. Donor agencies are realizing the same, shown by the interest in political economy analysis. What remains, however, is making the move from analysis to considering aid modalities from the perspective of both democracy and development.


[1] All facts, definitions and references may be found in Development First, Democracy Later?, International IDEA, 2014. Free to download here.

http://naiforum.org/2014/08/development-first-democracy-later/

Land Grabbing and the Threat to Local Land Rights August 19, 2014

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Video:Land grab in Oromia, displacement of Oromo People in Ethiopia and environmental disaster

See also  http://freedomfororomo.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/deforestation-and-land-grabbing-by-the-neo-neftegna-tplf-in-the-unesco-registered-yayu-coffee-forest-biosphere-reserve-illuu-abbaa-booraa-western-oromia/

Land grabbing increased in 2008, when price shocks in the food market alerted the world to the finite limits of food production. From this came a rush to acquire farmland all over the globe and a dramatic increase in the value of arable land. “Land acquisitions,” as they are termed by their proponents, are the latest weapon in the arsenal of conventional development. Although it is claimed that they alleviate poverty and increase technological transfer, employment, and food security, the “grabs” have a range of other motives. Some are politically driven, some provide new markets for corporations, others provide food security for far-off nations. The “grabbers” range from elite businessmen to governments to multinational corporations and are not defined by any one particular demographic.

In Tanzania, the wild Serengeti Desert, home to elephants, lions and a host of other magnificent wildlife, is being carved up as Middle Eastern businessmen purchase huge parcels of land for private hunting rights. The Serengeti is home to the pastoral Masai people, who are now restricted to smaller and smaller territories. As a result they are not only being criminalized for trespassing on their ancestral lands, they are accused of over-grazing and degrading ecosystems as their herds no longer have enough room to graze without impacting grasslands.

In nearby Ethiopia, the government of the Gambela region has enacted a “Villagization” program that promises new schools, wells, medical facilities, and general infrastructure to relocated communities. Unfortunately, these promises have rarely materialized and more often than not the “villagization” process has resembled the violent forcing of communities into state-designated camps, in a process that is clearing the way for foreign agribusiness. Those that stay put in their ancestral homes often find themselves surrounded by new plantations. Two concessions of 25,000 acres and 250,000 acres are currently under development by a Saudi oil billionaire and an Indian flower agribusiness for 60 and 50 years, respectively. The latter, Karuturi Global, is growing oil palm, corn, sorghum, rice, and sugarcane for export back to India, using a labor pool comprised primarily of Indians or Ethiopians from other regions. Karuturi Global pays a measly $2.50 per acre annually – little to none of which is seen by local residents. A few local tribespeople now work for the company, although this is usually because they were left with no choice, their own land having been taken or degraded. These tribespeople used to earn their livelihoods by hunting, fishing, and making honey. When the company began cutting down the forest the bees and the animals vanished; now that the company has started draining the wetlands, the fish will soon be gone too. http://theeconomicsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/land-grabbing-and-the-threat-to-local-land-rights/

 

Land Grabbing and the Threat to Local Land Rights

By Sophie Weiss*

 

In recent years, foreign governments and multinational corporations have bought or leased huge tracts of sovereign land in the developing world, converting much of it to industrialized agriculture for export. This “land grabbing” – now widespread across Africa and Asia – is most common in nations with the least secure land tenure systems. Usually the land transfers involve land occupied by indigenous communities; often they are not legally registered as landholders and can be easily evicted. In terms of both ecological and cultural impacts, land grabbing has emerged as one of the most painful manifestations of the globalized economy in the 21stCentury.

Land grabbing increased in 2008, when price shocks in the food market alerted the world to the finite limits of food production. From this came a rush to acquire farmland all over the globe and a dramatic increase in the value of arable land. “Land acquisitions,” as they are termed by their proponents, are the latest weapon in the arsenal of conventional development. Although it is claimed that they alleviate poverty and increase technological transfer, employment, and food security, the “grabs” have a range of other motives. Some are politically driven, some provide new markets for corporations, others provide food security for far-off nations. The “grabbers” range from elite businessmen to governments to multinational corporations and are not defined by any one particular demographic. Many organizations have attempted to estimate how many acres are involved, though there is no central registry and little transparency. The World Bank claimed 120 million acres were transferred in 2010, while Oxfam gave a figure of 560 million acres*.

In Tanzania, the wild Serengeti Desert, home to elephants, lions and a host of other magnificent wildlife, is being carved up as Middle Eastern businessmen purchase huge parcels of land for private hunting rights. The Serengeti is home to the pastoral Masai people, who are now restricted to smaller and smaller territories. As a result they are not only being criminalized for trespassing on their ancestral lands, they are accused of over-grazing and degrading ecosystems as their herds no longer have enough room to graze without impacting grasslands.

In nearby Ethiopia, the government of the Gambela region has enacted a “Villagization” program that promises new schools, wells, medical facilities, and general infrastructure to relocated communities. Unfortunately, these promises have rarely materialized and more often than not the “villagization” process has resembled the violent forcing of communities into state-designated camps, in a process that is clearing the way for foreign agribusiness. Those that stay put in their ancestral homes often find themselves surrounded by new plantations. Two concessions of 25,000 acres and 250,000 acres are currently under development by a Saudi oil billionaire and an Indian flower agribusiness for 60 and 50 years, respectively. The latter, Karuturi Global, is growing oil palm, corn, sorghum, rice, and sugarcane for export back to India, using a labor pool comprised primarily of Indians or Ethiopians from other regions. Karuturi Global pays a measly $2.50 per acre annually – little to none of which is seen by local residents. A few local tribespeople now work for the company, although this is usually because they were left with no choice, their own land having been taken or degraded. These tribespeople used to earn their livelihoods by hunting, fishing, and making honey. When the company began cutting down the forest the bees and the animals vanished; now that the company has started draining the wetlands, the fish will soon be gone too.

In Sri Lanka, instability has given land grabbers the advantage as the country transitions out of a bloody 30-year civil war. During the conflict, the Sinhala Buddhist government claimed several large pieces of land as High Security Zones (HSZ), conveniently located in Tamil territories. In these seizures, local families were evicted from their lands in the name of security. Now that the war is over, the validity of the HSZs has come into question, but instead of returning the land to its original tenders, the government is converting many of the HSZs into Economic Processing Zones and Special Economic Zones, commonly contracting them out to large Chinese and Vietnamese corporations. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils are relegated to “displaced person camps” with little or no access to resources.

These are only a few of the heart-wrenching examples of land deals across the globe. Large-scale land transfers like these remove all human connection from land management. If the land grabbing trend continues, we could be witnessing the true end of the commons everywhere.

While proponents claim that these land acquisitions provide development to needy regions in the form of technology transfer and employment, these lofty claims require scrutiny. Is this kind of “employment” what is needed or desired among local people? How will technology transfer help them and what kind of technology is needed? In a region thriving on small-scale farming, are large tractors and bulldozers really of any benefit?

First and foremost, what local peoClare-Douglas-A-Young-Gardener-Tanzaniaple need to prosper are secure land rights. Then they can make choices about the technologies they want to adopt, and about how their land can be managed for the benefit of the local communities, economies and ecosystems. To this end, we need an international legal framework that restricts and regulates the ability of foreign businesses to acquire land. Regulations need to limit the size of land deals, ensuring accountability and justice for the communities and ecosystems impacted.

It speaks to the disconnection between governments and indigenous/rural peoples that the land grabbing trend continues to grow; and it speaks to the cruelty of a deregulated global economy that it allows massive industrialized food production for export from the lands of those who are already hungry. Land grabbing may seem a distant problem for those of us outside the regions where it is taking place, but we also have a role to play. Often we don’t know what we are supporting when we buy mass-produced products from global corporations. By keeping our purchases within our local communities, we are keeping our money where we can see it – supporting businesses and communities in our own backyard, rather than enabling corporations to steal someone else’s on the other side of the world. This kind of localization – at the policy and grassroots levels – empowers communities everywhere to defend their relationship to their land, and honors the deep connection and intimate dialogue between cultures and ecosystems. Read more @http://theeconomicsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/land-grabbing-and-the-threat-to-local-land-rights/

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*Sophie Weiss is an intern with Local Futures. She graduated with a BA concentration in Geography/International Development Studies from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a printmaker, designer, and critical geography researcher, focusing on indigenous land rights and anti-land grab advocacy for the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank based in Oakland, California.

Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at US$24.9 billion or 83.8% of the GDP August 18, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Africa and debt, Africa Rising, Ethiopia & World Press Index 2014, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Illicit financial outflows from Ethiopia, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The extents and dimensions of poverty in Ethiopia, The Tyranny of Ethiopia, Tyranny, UK Aid Should Respect Rights, US-Africa Summit.
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The term capital flight has been given many interpretations in the economic literature and in the  press, leading to confusion and misinterpretations. In the popular press, capital flight is presented as illegal or illicit financial flows. It is housed in the same domain as money laundering, tax  evasion, transfer pricing, underground trafficking. Yet, while these activities are illicit, not all of  them amount to capital flight. At the same time, while most capital flight may be deemed illicit. Capital flight may be illicit in one of three ways: when it consists of money acquired illegally and transferred  abroad; when funds are transferred abroad illicitly by violating capital account regulations; when capital is hidden abroad and therefore not being subject to taxation and other government regulations. It is not possible to make this determination a priori from the data that is used to calculate capital flight, which involves a reconciliation of recorded capital inflows (mainly external borrowing and foreign direct investment) and the use of these resources (to cover the current account deficit and accumulation of reserves). The term capital flight means capital flows from a country that are not recorded in the country’s Balance of Payments (BoP). If all the ransactions were correctly and systematically recorded, inflows would balance out with outflows, except for small and random statistical errors as recorded in the ‘net errors and omissions’ line of the BoP. Where large discrepancies are observed, in other words, where there is  substantial ‘missing money’ in the BoP, this is taken as an indication of the presence of capital  flight.

 http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/working_papers/working_papers_351-400/WP353.pdf

Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at US$24.9 billion or 83.8% of the GDP

 

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August 17, 2014 (PERI Research) — Ethiopia’s capital flight is estimated at about US$24.9 billion which is 83.8% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Ethiopia is ranked 8th in the group of 33 countries for which data are available but it stands first when compared to non-oil and/or mineral exporting countries. Even the latter was considered to be substantially lower than the actual flows give that large stock of immigrants. The true figure could be as high as one billion dollars. If so, Ethiopian capital flight would be commensurately larger than the estimated.

 

Capital losses through trade misinvoicing and unrecorded remittance
Substantial export underinvoicning (net outflows) couple with import underinvoicing (net inflows), with the balance resulting in a net outflow, as in the case of Sudan or a net inflow, as in the cases of Ethiopia and Ghana.

Unrecoreded remittances also contribute substantially to estimated capital flight in some countries. In Ethiopia, the volume of remittances reported by the World Bank in 2010 was about half the amount reported by the Central Bank ($661 million).

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(Source: Political Economy Research Institute, the University of Massachusetts).

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/ethiopias-capital-flight-is-estimated-at-us24-9-billion-or-83-8-of-the-gdp/

http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/ADP/SSAfrica_capitalflight_Oct23_2012.pdf

http://concernedafricascholars.org/bulletin/issue87/asiedu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oromia Against the Tyranny of Ethiopia: A Generation, Fearless of Death and Detention, Will Crumble Mountains August 17, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Africa, Amane Badhaso, Ambo, Ayantu Tibeso, Colonizing Structure, Development & Change, Dictatorship, Ethiopia & World Press Index 2014, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Finfinne is Oromia's land, Finfinnee, Finfinnee is the Capital City of Oromia, Genocidal Master plan of Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch on Human Rights Violations Against Oromo People by TPLF Ethiopia, NO to the Evictions of Oromo Nationals from Finfinnee (Central Oromia), Oromia Support Group Australia, Oromians Protests, Oromiyaa, Oromo, Oromo and the call for justice and freedom, Oromo Culture, Oromo Identity, State of Oromia, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The Tyranny of Ethiopia, UK Aid Should Respect Rights.
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A Generation, Fearless of Death and Detention, Will Crumble Mountains

By Firehiwot Guluma Tezera*

There is an Ethiopian saying, “one would lose what one has in the hand while reaching for more from the upper shelf.” While this selfish individual tries to get hold of more, what one has already have will be scattered all over the place. Lately, in the Habesha camp, fear has spread, and uneasiness has increased likewise.

Soothing, warnings, rebuking, and many others had been tried. Unfortunately, they try to tell us that the source of their problem is the national struggle of the Oromo people. In reality, the aim and goal of the struggle of the Oromo people is to get rid of authoritarian rulers, and thus, to achieve the right to self-determination for the Oromo people – based on international regulations and laws. The importance of the struggle is not only for the Oromo people, but for all peoples of the empire who are suffering under the colonial rule. So, the Oromo people trust in the united struggle of the oppressed peoples. The Oromo national movement will wedge, and has been wedging, joint struggles with forces of similar aims. In other ways, the Oromo people demonstrate peace in their cultural and administrative structures, and support fair unity. Fair unity helps the weak and stands for the oppressed. A good demonstration is the exemplary unity of the different ethnic groups living in today’s Oromiyaa – despite the numerous attempts by anti-Oromo groups to create rifts between the Oromo people and the other ethnic groups.

As the Oromo people – in their social lives and national struggle – respect the rules of human rights, by any measure, they are not threats to neighboring and same-region peoples; the information, which has been disseminated by groups wanting to re-instate the old system and TPLF jointly and independently, has turned out to be fake and false time and again.

The truth has been illustrated at various times by different individuals. But as long as those Oromo-phobic individuals who could not understand it give in, we must show and teach them theoretically and by action how the Oromo struggle has matured. Accordingly, the Oromo struggle has come a long way and has reached a stage where it cannot be averted; even though they are not going to like it, I would like to demonstrate through credible facts:

• By the sacrifices paid by its dear children, the Oromo Nation has been able to show to the whole world its country’s boundaries and its true history. By blood and bones of her children, our country Oromiyaa will be respected till eternity. This is the reality.

• The language and culture of Oromo people has been developing on solid foundation. Today Afan oromo has its own alphabets. Millions study, teach and do research by it. Medias with International audience broadcast by it. It has become language of literature. As this indicates that the struggle is nearing the end, we must take note.

• The Oromo people’s struggle has arrived at the generation which does not fear death, and which is ready to sacrifice for its dignity and for the sovereignty of Oromiyaa. This confirms all. As this reality has already been seen on the ground, there is no need for further explanations.

• The international community has not only understood, but forced to look for solutions about the arbitrary killings of the Oromo people. This is the fruit of the relentless struggle. Even if you don’t like it, you know the exact gist.

• Today, we have arrived at a historical chapter where the Oromo people have demonstrated that they will not crack by propaganda of anti-Oromo elements, and that they have stood together in unison for a common goal. This cooperation among all segments of the Oromo people has started to shake your power base – giving you high blood pressure as demonstrated by the recent uprising.

• As the Oromo national struggle consists of all options, Oromiyaan mountains, valleys and forests are witnessing strong military preparations. Accordingly, in May 2014 the Oromo Liberation Army has attacked enemy soldiers, and more than 200 soldiers have been put out of action. It has also confiscated a number of military equipment.

Overall, the Oromo people have scored important victories, and are mobilizing their human and material resources to claim the rest of their rights. So, are you trying to stop this visionary generation by imprisonment? Or trying to fool them through rebuke and fake words? To tell you the truth, that era has passed. Let me help you realize the truth. You can’t stop them. This is because you can’t stop a generation with a cause. The better way is to drop the old eyeglasses, which has twisted the truth, and straighten your views and live together. May God help you.

* Firehiwot Guluma Tezera: keetimdhufeera@yahoo.com

The Conflict between the Ethiopian State and the Oromo People, by Dr. Alemayehu Kumsa August 14, 2014

Posted by OromianEconomist in Aannolee and Calanqo, Afar, Africa, Colonizing Structure, Corruption, Ethiopia's Colonizing Structure and the Development Problems of People of Oromia, Ethnic Cleansing, Finfinne is Oromia's land, Finfinnee is the Capital City of Oromia, Free development vs authoritarian model, Human Rights Watch on Human Rights Violations Against Oromo People by TPLF Ethiopia, Janjaweed Style Liyu Police of Ethiopia, Musicians and the Performance of Oromo Nationalism, Ogaden, Oromiyaa, Oromo, Self determination, Sidama, Southern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley, The Colonizing Structure & The Development Problems of Oromia, The Tyranny of Ethiopia.
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 “What is important to consider is the significance of the fact that the people who control TPLF (Tigrai People’s Liberation Front) and Government are very parochial minded and appalling arrogant charlatans. They are extremely violent, insanely suspicious … With twin character flaws of excessive love of consumer goods and obsession with status and hierarchy… Fear, blackmail, intrigue, deception, suspicion, and brutality are its defining characteristics. It is absolutely insane for anyone to expect democracy from a secretive and tyrannical organization as such the TPLF and its spawn” (Hagos 1999:66)71. This study proves the observation of Prof. Gellner (1983) “the Amhara Empire was a prison house of nations if ever was one”72. The contemporary government of Ethiopia controlled by Tigrians is worse than all previous governments economically, politically, militarily and in human rights violation of Oromo and other nations which means, it is one of the worst prison houses of nations in Africa.

 

The Conflict between the Ethiopian State and the Oromo People

Published: Centro de Estudos Internacionais do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) (5th European Conference on African Studies/ECAS – June 27-29, 2013)
Keywords: Colonialism, Abyssinia, Oromo, Ethiopia, Liberation Movement

Abstract:
Colonialism is a practice of domination, which involves the subjugation of one people to another. The etymology of the term from Latin word colonus, meaning farmer. This root reminds us that the practice of colonialism usually involves the transfer of population to new territory, where the arrivals lived as permanent settlers while maintaining political allegiance to the country of origin. Colonialism is a characteristic of all known civilizations. Books on African history teaches us that Ethiopia and Liberia are the only countries, which were not colonized by West European states, but the paper argues that Ethiopia was created by Abyssinian state colonizing its neighbouring nations during the scramble for Africa. Using comparative colonial history of Africa, the paper tries to show that Abyssinian colonialism is the worst of conquest and colonial rule of all territories in Africa, according to the number of people killed during the conquest war, brutal colonial rule, political oppression, poverty, lack of education, diseases, and contemporary land grabbing only in the colonial territories. In its arguments, the paper discusses why the Oromo were defeated at the end of 19th century whereas we do have full historical documents starting from 13th century in which the Oromo defended their own territory against Abyssinian expansion. Finally the paper will elucidate the development of Oromo national struggle for regaining their lost independence.

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Oromo: “For a people facing complete erasure, survival itself is a revolutionary act”, IOYA’s Former President Ayantu Tibeso at the Macha-Tulama Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration August 7, 2014

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The fact that we are gathered here today to honor the founding of Macha Tulama 50 years ago speaks to the fact that despite all odds, we, as a people are survivors. Ethiopian history is full of attempts to annihilate the Oromo—culturally, politically, socially, economically, in all and every ways possible.Oromos — cast as foreign, aliens to their own lands, have been the targets of the entire infrastructure of the Ethiopian state since their violent incorporation. Our identity, primarily language, religion and belief systems and cultural heritage have been the main targets of wanton destruction.   Oromo and its personhood were already demonized, characterized as embodiments of all that is inferior, shameful and subhuman from the beginning. Oromo people were economically and politically exploited, dominated and alienated.

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The Name of the Abominable Crime is Politicide: The Mass Massacre & Imprisonment of ORA Orphans – Wallaga 1992-93 July 28, 2014

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The Name of the Abominable Crime is Politicide

(Part One)

The Mass Massacre & Imprisonment of ORA Orphans – Wallaga 1992-93

By  Mekuria Bulcha*

 

“…. many of us lost our parents and relatives and were cared for by the Oromo Relief Association (ORA) for our survival and wellbeing. With the support of the international community and Oromos abroad, some 1,700 of us have been taken care of in exile in the Blue Nile Province of the Sudan. … The ORA gave us the chance to survive” (from a letter by “Raagaa”, one of the ORA children 1993).

“The life of those of us who did not experience the sweet love of parents, but had known only an organization [ORA] was devastated when the organization collapsed; we were left alone without relations. There are many who shared my misfortune; regrettably the whereabouts of many of them remains a mystery” (from an interview by the author with another former ORA child, Leensaa, March 2014).

“We appeal to you to do all you can to shed light upon the fate of the more than 1,600 children from ORA camp in Kobor. Where are Sagantaa Useen, Tolina Waaqjiraa and Duulaa Tafarra and all others?” (from a letter sent by the teachers and pupils of Heinrich-Goebel-Realschule to Dr. Klaus Kinkel, German Minister of Foreign Affairs, November 2, 1992)

Introduction

The three quotations presented above are from documents used in writing this article and reflect, in one way or another, the fate of about 1,700 Oromo children who were looked after by the Oromo Relief Association (ORA) in the refugee camps of Yabus, Damazin and Bikoree in the late 1980s. The first quote is from a letter written by one of the ORA children to the ORA office in Germany after he escaped from the Dhidheessa concentration camp in 1993. “Ragaa” is a fictive name as the letter writer lives in Ethiopia. The second quote is from an interview with Leensa Getaachoo who was one of the ORA orphans. First incarcerated at the age of ten in 1994, she had been in seven Ethiopian prisons before she fled from Ethiopia in 2000. A brief account of her more than a decade-long odyssey across three continents and her sojourn in six countries in search of a safe haven is included in the last section of this article. The last quotation is from a letter written by students and teachers of a school in Germany appealing to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help them find out the whereabouts of the ORA orphans. Their school supported the ORA project materially and the pupils were pen friends with the ORA children.

The main purpose of this article is to shed light on what happened to the ORA children in western Oromia during the summer months of 1992. Associating them with the Oromo Liberation (OLF), the Tigrayan Liberation Front (TPLF) imprisoned hundreds of them in 1992 and 1993 along with thousands of Oromo civilians and OLF fighters in the Dhidheessa concentration camp. Although I knew that many of the ORA children were imprisoned, I only got a hint of the full magnitude of the crime committed against themlast year when I came across a report written in 1996 by the UK based Oromia Support Group (OSG Press Release No. 13, 1996). The OSG wrote about the flight of the ORA children and their guardians chased by the TPLF forces. The report noted that“After three weeks on the run, with rain, mud, hunger and sleeping rough in the bush, the remaining 600 or so children were attacked in the Gunfi area.…. Local informants claim that the fleeing children were hunted like kurupé, a small antelope which leaps to see its way while fleeing through tall vegetation.” (Emphasis mine) This reminded me of what I read about the now extinct indigenous inhabitants of the island of Tasmania. They were hunted and killed by white settlers just like wild game and were exterminated. It is embarrassing that we have failed to record the story of the ORA children properly during the last twenty-two years. However, I believe that it is our obligation to record their story now and bring it to the attention of particularly the Oromo people. As the first two quotations above indicate, most of the children were parentless; the majority had no families to remember them. It is our duty to remember them by recording their story.

An inquiry into the intention of the crime is another aim of the article. The crime was carried out systematically and over a long period of time. The question is: why? Why did the TPLF forces chase children and adolescents for over three months and capture or kill them, when they knew that they were unarmed youth and that the adults accompanying them were not fighters but their guardians? Based on information gathered through interviews and the description of the manner in which the TPLF security forces have treated them inside and outside the concentration camps, the article will argue that politicide,[1] was perpetrated against the ORA orphans. The TPLF was in an open war with the OLF when the children were massacred in the summer months of 1992.  Consequently, it wouldn’t be farfetched to argue, as I will do in this article, that the atrocities committed by the TPLF against the ORA children and their guardians constitute a war crime.

Thirdly, the article will show that the persecution of the ORA children was a springboard for the TPLF policy of liquidating those individuals and groups its makers see as bearers of the seeds of Oromo nationalism, and that this has culminated in the current widespread war against Oromo students. I will describe, albeit briefly, the case of other Oromo children and youth who have been accused of “supporting” the OLF or branded as “terrorists” and treated with incredible cruelty.The many crackdowns on Oromo students during the past fifteen years, including the ongoing war against secondary school and university students throughout Oromia, which I will discuss in another forthcoming article, are guided by the same odious policy which led to the massacre and imprisonment of the ORA orphans. Based on my readings of its cruel treatment of the educated Oromo youth, my assessment of the main objective of the TPLF regime’s policy has been to deprive the Oromo nation of its current and future leaders. In short, what has been going on in Oromia since 1992 is clearly politicide. Oppressive Latin American dictatorships, which were led by military generals such Augusto Pinochet in Chile from 1973 to 1999, and Jorge Rafael Videla, Leopoldo Galtieri and others in Argentina between 1975 and 1983. Although not widely known and acknowledged, the politicide carried out against Oromo intellectuals, businessmen and students—who are often labelled by the TPLF regime as “OLF supporters” or “terrorists”—surpasses in its ferocity that of the Latin American dictators against the so-called communists. Its treatment of its Oromo victims is in many ways “dirtier” than the “Dirty Wars” which the Argentinian military dictators carried out against left wing politicians and others between 1975 and 1983. Politicide takes on genocidal characteristics when carried out against members of an ethnic, linguistic or “racial” community. The policy of the Tigrayan ruling elites against the Oromo displays these characteristics.

Sources of information

The article is based on information collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary sources comprise

  1. correspondence which I had with a former teacher and head of the ORA children’s project who was also with the children during their flight from the TPLF in western Oromia,
  2. written and telephone interviews with two former ORA children who live in an African country and one who lives in England,
  3. telephone interviews conducted with Oromos who were imprisoned by the Ethiopian regime in the 1990s. These Oromos, who are now scattered across different countries in Africa, North America and Europe and who know what happened to the children during the second half of 1992 or later.

I have consulted reports and documents from the archives of ORA as a secondary source of information.  These include a short letter written in Afaan Oromoo by one of the ORA children who were deported to the Dhidheessa concentration camp in June 1992. He escaped from the concentration camp in 1993 and found his way to Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) from where he wrote the letter to the ORA office in Germany. The letter was translated into English by Tarfa Dibaba. The other secondary source of information, an OSG (Oromia Support Group) report, was based on interviews with the surviving children, teachers, guardians and local Oromo population of western Oromia in 1996. The third document used here is a short article based on an interview given in 1994 by a former prisoner of the Dhidheessa concentration camp. The interview was in Afaan Oromoo and was translated to English by Yoseph Taera & Kathrin Schmitt and published as “An EPRDF Prison Camp from Inside” (see Oromo Commentary, Vol. VI (1), 1994). The informant was a detainee at the Dhidheessa concentration camp. Other documents obtained from the ORA archives in Germany include most of the photos used in the article, and a copy of the letter written by the teachers and pupils of Heinrich-Gobel-Realschule of the city of Springe in Germany to the German Minister for Foreign Affairs in November 1992 mentioned above. The article has three short parts including this one. The second part will discuss imprisonment and death in the Dhidheessa concentration camp. The third part consists of short life stories of some of the children, both dead and alive.

The Oromo Relief Association: Its Origins and Objectives

The Oromo Relief Association (ORA) had its origin in a clandestine committee created during the dark days of the so-called Red Terror which was unleashed by the Dergue (the Ethiopian Military Regime) and devoured thousands of the educated youth in Ethiopia in 1977-78. The objective of the committee was to assist families whose breadwinners were jailed, had “disappeared” or had been killed. The committee was known as “Funding-raising Committee”, and functioned mainly in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa). Oromo government employees and businessmen made contributions to assist the work of the clandestine committee. [2]

When it was formally established abroad in 1979, one of the objectives of ORA was to assist in bringing up the children of those Oromos who had died or were imprisoned because of their role in the national struggle for freedom. ORA provided humanitarian assistance to needy people in the OLF-held areas and offered medical and social service for Oromo refugees in the neighboring countries of the Horn of Africa. The Sudan was one of the countries in which the association was established and was recognized by its government.

ORA’s humanitarian activities in the Sudan

I visited the ORA offices in both Khartoum and Damazin in the Sudan for the first time in November 1981. From December 1982 to February 1983 I was again in the Sudan and could see the progress which the association was making in providing crucially needed services to Oromo refugee communities settled in the Blue Nile Province of the Sudan. In all the places I visited in the Sudan, the largest concentration of Oromo refugees was in Yabus, a district located south of Kurmuk town near the Ethiopian border.

Picture 1: The head of ORA, Fakadu Waaqjiraa in the ORA office in Khartoum, Sudan; Photo: Mekuria Bulcha, November 1981

Being one of the remotest districts in the Sudan, Yabus lacked not only a clinic and a school, but also all means of communication including roads. In February 1983, I presented a report entitled “Some Notes on the Conditions of Oromo, Berta and other Refugees in the Kurmuk District of the Blue Nile Province, Republic of Sudan” (Bulcha, 1983) to the UNHCR and NGOs in Khartoum, to raise awareness about the problems which were facing Oromo refugees in the remote districts of Sudan’s Blue Nile Province, particularly the health problems and high death rate among children. I also pointed out that the only organization which was assisting the refugees in the province was the ORA, and that it had almost no resources at its disposal to support even its staff. The UNHCR and NGOs responded positively to my short report. The UNHCR sent a staff member to Damazin and followed up the problem. Among NGOs was Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, who participated in providing medical service to Oromo refugees and the ORA children whose stories are given in this article. Researchers from Europe and the US were also in the region and to conduct further studies of the problem facing Oromo refugees.[3] The reportwas also presented during workshops organized by ORA support committees in some European countries.

Picture: 2. On the Road from Yabus to Darsumma near the Ethiopian boarder in 1983; Yabus was inaccessible by vehicle during the rainy season and barely accessible even during the dry season. The Toyota Land Cruiser was a donation from the ORA Support Committee in Holland and was fitted with spare parts for the rough terrain. The person standing farthest from the camera is the late ‘Goota Bobbaas’ Bunee (d.1991) veteran of both the Maccaa Tuulama Association and the OLF. Photo: Mekuria Bulcha, February 1983.

Picture: 3. a group of Oromo refugees in Yabus in 1983. Stranded in the middle of nowhere in inaccessible border areas, hundreds of Oromo refugees were suffering from hunger and diseases when I visited Yabus in 1983. Malaria and diarrheal diseases were taking their toll particularly among the children. Photo: Mekuria Bulcha, February 1983

Through hard work and assistance from Oromo Support Committees in Europe and the US, the ORA was able assist Oromo refugees in the Horn of Africa, particularly in the Sudan. Through its children’s program, the association provided education to young refugees, and took care of parentless children in shelters it had built in the Sudan (see Tarfa Dibaaba’s book: It is a Long Way: A Reflection on the History of the Oromo Relief Association (2011).

Picture 4a (Above Left): Tarfa Dibaba former head of ORA office in Germany and coordinator of ORA activities abroad at a school event in Oldenburg, Germany, talking about ORA and its activities;

Picture 4b (Right): Relief shipments with clothing, school material, toys, sports equipment and musical instruments for the ORA children in the Sudan arriving at the ORA office in Delmenhost, Germany.

Picture 5 Right: A child getting treatment with glucose under the shade of a tree in Yabus. Her name is Berhane; she fled to the Sudan with her parents and their neighbors who were displaced from Kusaayee, a village west of the town of Gidaami by the resettlement program of the Dergue. Berhane was only about 6 years old but in the picture she looks like an adult because of severe malnutrition. The ORA medical staff saved the lives of many children and adults in the remote refugee settlement of Yabus (Photo: Arfaasee Gammada, 1985)

Pcture 6 Left: Members of ORA-Germany Arfaasee Gammada and Gerda Klein, both of them trained nurses, in Yabus in 1985

The social backgrounds of the ORA children

As described in the first two quotations at the beginning of this article many of the children, who were supported and educated by ORA in its children centers in Yabus, Damazin and Bikoree in the Sudan, were parentless. They lost their parents and relatives during the Dergue period. Most of them were small when they came to the ORA camps. For example, the record shows that of the 244 children who fled Yabus to Damazin, 24 percent were between six and ten years old, 67 percent were between 11 and 15, and 9 percent from 15 to 17 years old (source:ORAdocuments, Berlin, Germany).

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Pictures 7a & 7b: Some of the ORA children in Yabus and in Damazin in the late 1980s (Photo: Tarfa Dibaba). 

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Picture 8a & 8b:  Some of the smallest ORA children in Yabus in 1988: In the forefront are the ‘inseparable sisters’ Sadiyyaa and Nuuriyya Tolasaa (see also 8b above, Photo: Tarfa Dibaba). Many of these children were viciously killed, imprisoned and tortured by TPLF’s forces in the 1990s.

The 1989 flight from Yabus

Quoting Amanda Heslop and Rachel Pounds of the London-based agency “Health Unlimited,” who were working as volunteers in Yabus as a teacher and a nurse respectively when it was attacked by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the New African (April, 1990) wrote “In mid-December 1989, Oromo children started arriving in an Oromo refugee camp in Damazin, Central Sudan in a severe state of malnutrition and shock. The New African added “They were orphaned children who, among 6,000 Oromo refugees, had fled from the South Sudanese town of Yabus”. According to another source (Dhaabaa, November 21, 2013) some of the children were moved to Damazin and the rest were sent to Bikoree when Yabus was attacked by the SPLA. The SPLA was fighting the Sudanese army and was backed by units of the Ethiopian army when it attacked Yabus.

Picture9Picture 9: The 244 children who fled from Yabus to Damazin in December 1989 were quartered in tents on their arrival. The tents and other ORA properties including trucks and large amounts of food in store were confiscated by the Sudanese government in 1992 supporting the Tigrayan regime in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa). The tents were donated by the German Ministry for Development Aid. Photo Tarfa Dibaba

The children who were in the ORA children’s camps in the Sudan in the mid-1980s returned home in 1992. According to the ORA, the first batch of its1033 children returned to Oromia from Bikoree in early 1992. They were joined in May 1992 by 691 children from Damazin.  In addition to the 1,724 returnees from the Sudan, there were over 300 children in two camps—one in Caanqaa and the other Mummee Dhoqsaa in OLF controlled areas (source: Dhaaba as above). 

Following the demise of the Dergue regime, “Those from Bikore, aged 12-18, were moved to Asosa in 1991. Because of the poor security situation there, they were moved to a site near Mendi (Wallaga) for one year. Nearby clashes between the OLF and the TPLF forced them to be moved around April/May 1992 to Kobor, 10-20 km in the direction of Asosa from Begi” town. Soon after, “the 5-15 year olds” from Damazin also arrived in Kobor (OSG Press Release, No. 13, 1996).

“We were all full of joy to be back in our country”

Research on international migration shows that, irrespective of age, sex and profession, a spiritual and physical return to the lands of their ancestors is uppermost in the minds of most of those who find themselves outside of their homeland against their wishes. Indeed, the ORA children must have been very happy to return to their homeland. The parents of many of them had sacrificed their lives fighting for its freedom. In a letter he wrote to ORA-Germany, Raagaa, who escaped from the Dhidheessa concentration camp explained,

When the situation seemed favorable to move back to our country, arrangements were made to take us back to our home areas of western Wallaga. … First, we were taken to Mendi and from there to Begi. We did not see anything of the fighting between the TPLF and the OLF. We did not know anything about the problem. We did not see any armed units on the way. We enjoyed a short-lived peaceful time. We continued our regular lessons under shady trees and in small village schools and spent most of the time outside enjoying the cool climate of our country. We were all full of joy to be back in our country (emphasis mine).

Raagaa belongs to the batch of children who returned from Bikoree in early 1992. The joy he described above did not last long. Those who returned from Damazin in May 1992 did not get a chance to experience even the short-lived peaceful life that the returnees from Bikoree experienced. Their dream of a happy life in a free homeland was shattered by terror perpetrated by enemy forces who occupied their homeland. The children were deprived not only the right to live and grow in freedom and happiness in their ancestral homeland, but many of them were also deprived of the right to life itself.

A walk into a death trap

The return of the ORA children from Damazin to Oromia coincided with the encampment of the OLF forces which was mediated by representatives of the US and Eritrean governments and signed by the OLF and the TPLF, preparing the ground for elections planned to take place in June 1992. But that did not happen. As we all know, following the withdrawal of the OLF from the local elections scheduled for the third week of June, its camps were attacked by the TPLF soldiers, who were not encamped like those of the OLF.

Regrettably, it was not the peace and happiness for which the children were longing, but violence, horror and death that was waiting for them at home in the shape of a new enemy that had occupied it. Ironically, from the relative security in refugee camps in the Sudan, they walked into a death trap laid out by the TPLF-led regime in their homeland. The shelters for the children at Gabaa Jimaata (for those from Bikoree) and at Ganda Qondaala (for those from Damazin)—both near Kobor—were attacked as if they too were OLF camps. So were the smaller shelters at Mummee Dhoqsaa and Caanqaa. The fact that the shelters were both homes and schools for children was known to the public. This was not hidden from the TPLF troops. They would have been informed, not only by their intelligence agents, but were in the area for weeks before they started their murderous attack on the children. In other words, the assaults on the shelters were carried out with the intent of harming the children. At that time of the attack, 1,724 children who returned from the Sudan and 22 who joined them at home (altogether 1,746 children) lived with their 37 caretakers and 35 teachers in the two ORA children centers mentioned above. In addition, the two smaller centers at Caanqaa and Mummee Dhoqsaa run by the OLF, housed and supported about 300 internally displaced, poor or parentless children. All in all the assault targeted over 2000 children. According to Dhaabaa (November 21, 2013), at that time the children were receiving training in different skills in addition to the education given in public schools.

Describing what had happened to the children he had bravely tried to protect from the TPLF killers during their three-month long bewildering flight, Dhaaba (November 21, 2013) wrote,

Ijoolleen mirga namummaa, kabaja ijoollummaa isaani illee utuu hinsafeeffatamin addamsuun, irratti dhukaasuun, madaa’uu fi ajjeefamun akkasumas hidhaatti guuramuun carraa isaanii tahe”

Translated into English the statement reads,

“The children were denied human rights; they were hunted, shot at, wounded and killed. Those who were captured were dragged into prison in violation of ethics that ought to be respected. That became their fate.”

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Picture 10: A classroom in a school ran by ORA for refugee children in Damazin

As reflected in the eager faces of these pupils, children in refugee camps often have an amazing thirst for education. They see in it a better future. Regrettably, the life of these knowledge thirsty ORA children was cut short by the TPLF regime. They lacked protection, parental, organizational and legal. Photo: Tarfa Dibaba, 1988

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Picture 11Obbo Shifarraa was one of the assistant teachers and caretaker of ORA children in the ORA school in Damazin 

ORA and the OLF ran schools which taught classes up to grade six. This was also the case in areas under OLF control inside Oromia. It was here that together with the literacy classes that were given to Oromo refugees in different places in the Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia and elsewhere that the qubee based educational system adopted by all school Oromia in 1992 was laid down.

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Picture 12: Shows a classroom in Bikoree in 1990. It is difficult to say how many of these lovely kids were killed during the June-July 1992 TPLF onslaught or died in Dhidheessa concentration camp later. (Photo: Tarfa Dibaba)

Through Forests and Marshlands and Over Mountains with Killers on their Heels

Dhaba reported that they, the teachers and caretakers (hereafter the guardians), fled with the children into the Charphaa forest. From there, they sent some of the children away to Gidaami and some of them to Begi to look for relatives or hide among the local population. The TPLF forces arrived after sometime and opened fire on the group. In the shooting that followed some of the children were killed or injured. The children and their guardians fled from Carphaa to the Gaara Arbaa mountain range. Helped with information about the whereabouts of the TPLF forces provided by the sympathetic local population, they had been hitherto ahead of their hunters. However, soon aftertwo days after their arrival in Gaara Arbaa area, they detected that the TPLF fighters were building a ring around the forest wherein they were hiding. The children were forced to rush down the hillsides towardthe Dabus River. As the month of June is part of the season when the rainfalls are the heaviest, the valley had turned into a marshland and was covered with impenetrable tall elephant grass. Fleeing on foot through thewild and impenetrable vegetation was taxing. Blood-thirsty insects swarmed in the tall grass making travel through them immensely difficult and unbearable even to the most experienced adults: they had to fight off biting insects and struggle to walk through the grass at the same time. The children and their guardians found the Dabus was in full flood and unfordable on foot. Fortunately there were canoes owned by the locals. However, they carried only 2 or 3 individuals at a time. Therefore, it took many hours filled with fear and anxiety to take the children to the other side.  After ten days, the children and their caretakers came to Mummee Dhoqsaa on the banks of the Dillaa River, a tributary of the Dabus after ten days (Dhaabaa, December 9, 2013).

The Dillaa was also in flood and, as the children were trying to cross under similar stress and circumstances (as when they crossed the Dabus), the TPLF, whose soldiers were still on their heels opened fire on them in the Gunfi area. According the OSG report mentioned above, an unknown number of children were killed or wounded and some were captured by the soldiers. The rest were separated and scattered in different directions. Dhaabaa reported (December 9, 2013) that a clinic in Gunfi (where children who were suffering from malaria and other diseases were getting medication) was surrounded by the TPLF soldiers who opened fire on them. Although caretakers were assigned and had accompanied each group (Dhaabaa, see above) it is difficult to say how many of the children were able to escape the TPLF troops as they continued to chase and capture or kill them for many weeks.

Picture13Picture 13: Some of the ORA teenagers in Bikoree, Sudan, having a good time together in 1990. This and the other pictures taken in exile show that that the children were well cared for by ORA. Photo: Tarfa Dibaba

As mentioned above, there is no doubt that the TPLF forces knew that those who were fleeing from them were children, as well as their caretakers and teachers, and not Oromo soldiers or fighters. Although they might have been “carrying out” orders from above, they behaved monstrously as though the children they were chasing and killing were not human beings like themselves. It seems that they captured, persecuted or killed the children as a matter of duty.

Killed by TPLF bullets or taken by floods while fleeing from them

Nobody knows how many of the ORAchildren were killed or captured and imprisoned by the TPLF.  Different incidents are mentioned by the sources in which the children incurred casualties at the initial stage of their flight. According Abdalla Suleeman, a former OLF fighter, in one attack at a place called Yaa’a Masaraa near Kobor in Begi district over 30 children were killed when the TPLF forces bombed a building in which the fleeing children took shelter. He also mentions that many children had also drowned when the pursuing forces opened fire on them on the banks of the Dabus River (personal communication, March 2013). One of the eyewitness-accounts of the TPLF assault was given by a 13-year old girl, “Milkii” (fictive name as she is married and lives in Oromia now). Milkii was among the group of children who were sent in the direction of Mendi in the north. Although wounded when her group was attacked on the banks of the Dabus River, she was lucky to escape together with her 11-year brother and many of her companions. Regrettably, it was not all the children in her group who had that luck. She said that between 35 and 40 children in her cohort were killed on the riverbank or drowned while trying to cross to the other side seeking safety.

Since we do not have any other eyewitness of the incident described above, we have to accept Milkii’s account with caution. This, not because I believe she is telling lies, but because of the situation under which she had made the observation. However, it is important to note that other sources also indicate that a number of the ORA children had drowned while crossing the Dabus River or its tributaries.The OSG, for example, mentions that about 20 children had drowned while Dhaabaa mentions only one child who died in such an accident. Since the children were dispersed and fled in different directions, nobody seems to know how many of them had drowned or were killed during the flight. It is also difficult to verify whether the sources are referring to the same or to different incidents. In general, given the information we have, it is impossible to account for the fate of the majority of the 1,724 children who returned home, nor of the 300 who were in the Caanqaa and Mummee Dhoqsaa shelters when the TPLF attacked them in June 1992. However, regarding the number of children killed by the TPLFforces,the OSG (Press Release no. 13, August 1996: 17) wrote that “Between 170 and 200 bodies of children were found.” The OSG indicated that the figures were based on “Interviews with surviving children, teachers and carers, and interviews with residents in Wollega province over the last twelve months”. In short, although wecannot confirm the death statistics given above, there is no doubt that many of the ORA children were killed during their three-month long vicious pursuit and assault by the TPLF forces. Among those who were gunned down by the TPLF forces were the three boys—Tolina Waaqjiraa, Duula Tafarraa and Sagantaa Useen—mentioned in the letter cited at the beginning of the article (Dhaabaa, December 9, 2013). As mentioned above, over 300 children were captured and imprisoned in the Dhidheessa concentration camp. As will be revealed in the next part of this article, many died there from hunger, diseases and torture.

Crime against guardians and sympathetic local Oromo population

Noteworthy aspects of the flight of the ORA children were the courage that their guardians—their teachers and caretakers—had shown in protecting them as well as the support given them by the inhabitants of the districts they traversed. The price which both the guardians and many sympathetic peasants have paid to protect and support the children was high. Some were killed during the flight. It seems many were also caught and imprisoned. Among the children’s guardians who were killed were Abbaa Jambaree and Adabaa Imaanaa. The killing of the physically handicapped Adabaa Imaanaa was carried out with barbaric brutality. Dhabaa wrote (November 21, 2013) that

Adabaa Imaanaa was a guardian of the ORA children starting in Bikoree until the time of the TPLF assault. As he couldn’t walk, I got help from the people who gave us a mule to be used by him during flight from the assaulters. We were followed by the enemy from place to place and arrived in Mummee Dhoksaa on the banks of the Dillaa Gogolaa. After sometime we were surrounded by the enemy. They opened gunfire on us. One of the children’s caretakers, Abba Jambaree was killed. We managed to cross the river by canoes. Since his mule was frightened by the gunfire, panicked and galloped away, we sent away Adaba Imaanaa to limp to his village hiding from the enemy. When I went to his village later and I heard from his neighbors that he had reached his village with difficulty. But the TPLF agents had traced him, surrounded his house, took him out and killed him in late 1992.

However, in spite of the risks involved, the Oromo inhabitants of the districts through which the children passed, sheltered, fed, and directed them to the safest routes, informing them about the whereabouts of the TPLF forces. They had also volunteered to receive and hide those children whom the ORA staff were forced to place in their guardianship. The generosity shown to the fleeing children and their guardians by the inhabitants of the many villages through which theypassed, did not go unpunished by the TPLF. According Dhaabaa (November 21, 2013), the first person to be accused of helping the ORA children was a priest the village of Gabaa Jimaata mentioned above. His name was Abbabaa. He was dragged out of his house by the TPLF soldiers and shot in cold blood. A farmer called GaaddisaaDaaphoo was killed for feeding the children and their guardians in Harrojjii, a village in which they stayed during their flight.

It is difficult to imagine the hate that makes people commit such atrocities. Why did they kill, for example, a physically handicapped old man? Is it because he was an Oromo? What did the Oromo do to them? How can one hate a people amongst whom one lives in such a manner? Some probable answers to these questions will be discussed in the forthcoming part of this article.

[1] Politicide” means “a crime committed with intention on political grounds.” More fully, it is a deliberate killing or physical destruction of a group who form (or whose members share a distinctive characteristic of) a political movement.
[2] I was a contributor for a short time before I left the Ethiopia in September 1977.
[3] See for example, Virginia Lulling, “Oromo Refugees in a Sudanese Town”, Journal of Northeast African Studies, 8(2&3), 1996;

 

*Mekuria Bulcha, PhD and Professor of Sociology, is an author of widely read books and articles. His most recent book, Contours of the Emergent and Ancient Oromo Nation, is published by CASAS (Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society), Cape Town, South Africa, in 2011. He was also the founder and publisher of The Oromo Commentary (1990-1999).

 

The Name of the Abominable Crime is Politicide

(Part Two)

Deportation and Death in the Dhidheessa Concentration Camp

By  Mekuria Bulcha*

Introduction

In the first part of this article, published on this website on June 22, 2014 under the title “The Name of the Abominable Crime is Politicide: The Mass Massacre and Imprisonment of ORA Orphans – Wallaga 1992-93,” I described the humanitarian activities of the Oromo Relief Association (ORA) among Oromo refugees in the Sudan in the 1980s and discussed the repatriation of some 1700 orphans, who were taken care of by the association, to Oromia in 1992. As I mentioned in the article, the initial TPLF onslaughts on the fleeing ORA children and their guardians took about three months. The different sources that I consulted indicated that between 170 and 200 children were hunted down and killed or drowned in flight. In addition, an unknown number of their guardians—as well as inhabitants of the districts through which they passed who helped during their flight—were killed during the onslaught. At the start of the onslaught about 300 children were captured and sent to the Dhidheessa concentration camp.

Deportation, torture, and political indoctrination

As mentioned before, most of the children were either placed in the care of the people or were sent away to look for relatives before their teachers and caretakers scattered to hide or flee back to the Sudan to seek refuge. However, the TPLF search for ORA children continued for more than a year after the initial onslaught came to an end.  Apparently, many of the children who escaped the TPLF-forces’ bullets, and who were not arrested during the onslaught were traced, arrested and sent to jail. One of the survivors H.S. (who lives in a country neighboring with Ethiopia) told me:

I was about eight [years] old when the TPLF attacked us. I fled with the other children and adults in our camp.  After sometime, we smaller children, who were unable to keep pace with the rest in the flight, were given to families in different villages along the route. I was placed with a family in a village called Gaara Arbaa. Two of my shelter mates, Kuusaa and Dingata, were also placed in the neighborhood in the same village. However, after a few weeks, the TPLF found and captured us and took us first to Begi town and then to the Dhidheessa prison camp.

Consequently, the number of the ORA children who ended up in the TPLF jails and died whilst kept captive remains unknown. The limited information I could gather confirms that, generally, the children were treated with cruelty in the concentration camp.  In his letter to ORA (see the first part of the article), Raagaa mentions the names of some of the friends he left behind in the Dhidheessa concentration camp grieving that,

The fate of those children mentioned in this note, many hundreds of them, is that they were accused by the TPLF that they were brought up by the OLF and as such need to go through “re-education programs” of the TPLF. Can anybody imagine the children would fight the EPRDF/TPLF back? The truth is the children did not understand anything about the war.

Concerning the TPLF “re-education program,” another informant has also reported that “frequently the children are asked about their attitude towards the EPRDF” and that their “hands are fettered behind their backs” during the interrogations and that “the children’s skin was cut and wounded around their wrists from the rope” with which they were tied. To change their “political attitude,” the TPLF forced the children to participate in a “political education.” The OLF was demonized and the participants (prisoners) were instructed about the “crimes it had committed” and were made to shout anti-OLF slogans at the top of their voices.

The so-called political education was forced not only on the ORA children who were detained in the Dhidheessa concentration camp but also on the tens of thousands of Oromo prisoners kept in the numerous open and secret prison camps run by the TPLF regime in the early 1990s. One of the prisoners forced to experience the TPLF “political education” was Jamal. He was imprisoned in the Hurso concentration camp, outside of the eastern Oromo city of Dire Dawa. Jamal escaped from Hurso and fled to Djibouti in 1993.In August 1997, whilst in Djibouti, he met the two Swiss journalists Bruna Bossati and Peter Niggli as well as the late Lydia Namarraa of the ORA (UK) and told them about his own experience of the “political education” that was given by the TPLF cadres to Oromo prisoners as follows:

The lessons [were] given by the OPDO [and] were supervised by armed TPLF soldiers. The prisoners were instructed that the OLF was a criminal organization with a misguided anti-democratic program directed against the people. The teachers measured the success of their efforts by the enthusiasm with which their ‘pupils’ shouted slogans such as:  “The OLF kills and slaughters the people” and “We will destroy the OLF.”

Jamal said “Whoever didn’t agree with the slogans was forced to stand up and repeat them at the top of his voice.” Those who showed insufficient enthusiasm were punished. They were beaten. Any resistance, according to Jamal, would have risked death (see Bruna Fossati, Lydia Namarra & Peter Niggli, The New Rulers of Ethiopia and the Persecution of the Oromo Frankfurt am Main: Evangelischer Pressedienst, 1996, Nr. 45e , p. 25). The treatment of the imprisoned ORA orphans followed the same pattern. However, reports indicate that there were those among the ORA children imprisoned in Dhidheessa who resisted the intimidation of the TPLF “political educators,” thus risking their lives. Tarfa Dibaba notes that one of the survivors of the Dhidheessa concentration camp whom he met in Khartoum in 1998 told him about one of the ORA children who was hung upside down during one of the sessions of the TPLF political education and was ordered to tell its other participants to “give up” the idea that “Oromia shall be free.” But the boy was not intimidated into following the order. He refused to tell his prison mates anything nor did he repeat anti-OLF slogans. He paid with his life. He was tortured and left hanging upside down and died in the same position in the evening. According to the same source the boy was about 13 years old. An OPDO-TPLF militia participated in his torture.  Another report (Dhaabaa, January 7, 2014) indicates a boy called Simeesso was also killed in the circumstances similar to the above. The report also mentions the names of two other ORA children, Soreessaa and Asabo, who were tortured for showing similar resistance. It is reported that these two adolescents were separated from the other children and were taken away. Nobody knows what happened thereafter.

When a prisoner is “taken away” by the security agents of the TPLF regime, it can mean two things: either execution or solitary confinement in another section of the prison camp, or transfer to another prison in another part of the country. As noted by a former prisoner, Magarsaa Dame who escaped from a firing squad in March 1995 (see the Amharic Weekly Urjii Newspaper, March 1995), prisoners were taken out of the Dhidheessa concentration camp, executed and their bodies left in the open to be devoured by wild beasts. According to another former inmate (see Schmitt & Taera, “An EPRDF Prison Camp from Inside”, Oromo Commentary IV (1), 1994), the Dhidheessa camp constituted several prisons, some of which were open for inspection by international human rights organizations such as the Red Cross, while others, such as the so-called Korea Sefer, were secret. He said that some of the ORA children were kept in a secret prison “separate from others.” He reported that,

In December 1992, for instance, about 40 children were locked up in a very narrow dark room [and] those kids, who become ill, physically or psychologically, due to the hot climate of the Dhidheessa lowlands and torture, are not given medical treatment (Taera & Schmitt, as above 1994: 25).

According to the same source, the argument of the camp authorities for denying the children medication was that the children were not ill but that their problems were “related to their political attitude towards the EPRDF” (Taera & Schmitt, as above 1994: 25). “Political attitude” stands here for affiliation with the OLF and animosity toward the EPRDF (TPLF).

In the “Korea Sefer” and the other sections of the camp, untreated wounds caused by torture inflicted by the TPLF thugs and their OPDO prisoners of war, thirst and hunger, and above all, contagious diseases which flourished in the overcrowded filthy prison rooms, also caused the death of many prisoners. In the interview he gave in 1993, a former prisoner from Dhidheessa (as above Taera and Schmitt 1994: 25) explained,

In the so-called Korea Sefer section of concentration camp where the ORA children were kept, the prisoners are not allowed to go out to urinate, they do not get water to drink and are not allowed to wash themselves and their clothing. They are not allowed to go out to get fresh air. On a very narrow space many people are locked up with almost no possibility to move, heavily guarded from outside. As the consequence of the abhorrent sanitary conditions that prevailed in the concentration camp there were cases of typhoid fever. Since there are few facilities for washing, many prisoners are also suffering from lice.

However, there is no information whether the two boys mentioned above were taken to a firing squad or to another prison within or outside of the Dhidheessa concentration camp. Describing (in his letter mentioned in the first part of this article) the barbarisms to which he was exposed in the Dhidheessa concentration camp, Raagaa wrote:

I escaped from one oppressor and fell into the hands of another oppressorWhen one oppressor is replaced by another oppressor life begins to be miserable. To adjust oneself from an Amhara military oppressor [the Dergue] to a crueler regime of a Tigre oppressor is not an easy case.

Obviously it was not. It is impossible to expect human being to adjust to the cruel treatment which the ORA children received in the hands of the agents of the current regime. As Raagaa’s description of the prison conditions suggests, it is plausible to assume that many of them might have not survived imprisonment in Dhidheessa.

Many have pains in their hearts and their feelings …
Some died like insects”

The words in the sub-title, above, are from Raagaa’s letter. The horrendous atrocities which, according Raagaa and the other sources cited here, the ORA children and apparently Oromo prisoners in general were made to endure in the Dhidheessa prison camp, are painful even to imagine. However, no information is available about the exact number of those who died from diseases, hunger and torture in the filthy concentration camp. Malaria, in particular, seems to have taken its toll.In the letter, Raagaa expressed the inhumanity he saw and the pains he felt as follows:

Those of us who were detained were between 10 and 16 years of age. Many of us became ill from malaria and lack of food. Many of us were sick from diseases that affect children. Many have pains in their hearts and in their feelings. The worst sight which I will not forget is when the kids got sick from malaria and became crazy and talked nonsense. When their condition became serious their hands and legs were tied and they were made to lie on bare ground to keep them silent. During these hours nobody attended them and gave them medicine. Some died like insects. I do not know how many. I can only remember few of the names of the children I stayed all those days, weeks and months. I and these children have nothing to do with the political and military problems [of the TPLF and OLF]…. How can they do such things to children? Nobody can imagine this (Translated from Afaan Oromoo by Tarfa Dibaba. Emphasis mine)

Phrases such the “children became insane,” “have pain in their hearts” and “died like insects” indicate the excruciating pain felt and the unspeakable suffering the children experienced in the prison camp. Raagaa mentions with grief Maritu (female), Waanca (female), Burqaa Nagaasaa (male), Guutuu Injigu (male), Iddoosaa Ammayuu (male), Saloome Abdiisa (female), Galaanee Taariku (female), Aster (female), Almash (female) and Mitiku Abdallah (male) as some of the many former friends and playmates he left behind in the Dhidheessa concentration camp in the conditions described above. The camps in which the TPLF regime incarcerated tens of thousands of Oromos, irrespective age, were death camps. According to Susan Pollock (see “Ethiopia: A Tragedy in the Making”, Oromo Commentary, Vol. VI, no.1, 1996), 3000 men, women and children had died in four of the TPLF regime’s concentration camps from malaria, diseases and lack of food.  Dhidheessa was one of these camps. A former prisoner from the Dhidheessa concentration camp has described the conditions that resulted in the death of inmates in the following words.

Many prisoners had lost their lives or become mentally ill as a consequence of illness or maltreatment in the camp. Extremely bad is the situation of the OLF fighters who were disabled in the fight against the Dergue and in the conflict with the EPRDF. Among them, there are many who are blind, and some have lost their arms and legs. They are not offered any support although they are in the most terrible conditions in the camp since they are not able to wash themselves or their clothes or to go to the latrine without help of others. They suffer from unimaginable dirt and lice. (Taera & Schmitt, 1994: 25)

The horrific maltreatment described above was not limited to the inmates of the Dhidheessa prison. Similar conditions prevailed in the many hidden and official concentration camps which had been erected all over the Oromo country by the TPLF in 1992 and after.

Rape crime against imprisoned children

In an article published on Gadaa.com on May 28, 2013 I described that rape has been one of the dehumanizing torture-methods that are routinely used against Oromo detainees in the TPLF-run prisons in Oromia. The Dhidheessa concentration camp was no exception. One of my informants, Dhaabaa (December 4, 2013), gives the names of 10 of the ORA female children (the names are withheld here) who became pregnant in Dhidheessa prison after being raped by TPLF prison guards.  These, it seems, were only some among the many children who were exposed to this outrageous crime in prison. According to the same source, the father of one of the girls (name withheld) committed suicide on hearing that his child had been raped by guards in the concentration camp.The sources also indicate that some of the adolescent girls were forced to marry TPLF soldiers.

“Where are Sagantaa Useen, Tolina Waaqjiraa and Duulaa Tafarra?”

As indicated above, nobody knew what exactly had happened to the ORA children and their guardians once they were back in their homeland. Therefore the story described in this article is sad news to everyone who knew them or was involved in helping them.  The inquiry “Where are Sagantaa Useen, Tolina Waaqjiraa and Duulaa Tafarra and the others?” which was raised by the teachers and pupils of Heinrich-Gobel-Realschule of city of Springe in Germany in their letter reproduced below was not answered. They were the only people who tried to find out what had happened to the children after they returned to their homeland in the spring months of 1992. They appealed to the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, the German Commission for UNESCO and the UNCHR Branch Office for Germany, to speak for and protect the ORA children. The following is the content of their letter addressed to Dr. Claus Kinkel the German Minister of Foreign Affairs dated November 2, 1992.  I have reproduced its content unabridged in order to give the reader a grasp of the concern of the letter writers and the relations that existed between them the children in question.

Dear Dr. Kinkel,

We are deeply concerned about the fate of 1,600 Oromo orphans in Kobor near Begi in West-Wollega/Ethiopia. We have not received any information from the children’s camp there since July of this year, when Ethiopian government troops marched into West Wollega and also Begi. The ‘Oromo Relief Association’ (ORA) in Addis Ababa, which has been looking after and feeding these children for many years, was unable to establish contact to the camp.

In February 1985, our school organised an African Day with the Ethiopian teacher Terfa Dibaba. In this context we got to know about the starvation and civil war in his homeland and about the work of the indigenous refugee relief organisation ‘Oromo Relief Association’ (ORA). Since that time our school has continuously traced the work of ORA for parentless refugee children. We received oral and written reports and photographs regarding the opening of the refugee settlement in Yabus/Sudan, the opening of the children’s camp in Damazin/Sudan in early 1988, the day-to-day, medical and educational care for the orphans by the devoted and unpaid work of the ORA staff. The pupils, their parents and the teaching staff of our school have organised relief shipments with clothing, school material, toys, sports equipment and musical instruments since 1988.

The number of children in Damazin was increasing, and therefore, ORA opened another camp in Bikore/Sudan in 1990. The last time we received photographs, a letter and some children’s drawings was in August 1991. Duula Tafarra, a 12-year-old boy, closed his letter with the words: “Nagaa nu hundaaf haa tahuGARA JERMANII“. It means “To Germany: Peace be with us all” (emphasis mine).

In spring 1992 the children from Damazin and Bikore could return to their homeland Ethiopia. Our last relief shipment included, amongst other things, 200 notebooks, into which our pupils wrote – in view of the return: “I wish you peace and a good future in your homeland.” “Yeroo biyyakeetti galtu, nagaa fi hegeree gaarii akka argattun siifi hawwa.

In the meantime, we have received information about several incidents of brutal attacks by Ethiopian government troops (EPRDF) against the Oromo population. The election observers, who were assigned to the regional elections in the Oromo regions of Ethiopia by your Ministry in June this year [1992], told us that they had been asked by the parents of arrested children [not ORA’s] to speak up for their release. Now we heard that in July minors from the ORA camp in Kobor have been arrested [also] and deported to the EPRDF camp in Didessa. Is this information correct? Are they 250, as we heard, or are they more?

We appeal to you to do all you can to shed light upon the fate of the more than 1,600 children from the ORA camp in Kobor. Where are Sagantaa Useen, Tolina Waaqjiraa and Duulaa Tafarra and all the others? Please take action to protect these children. Please try to arrange for the 1,600 Oromo orphans to be returned to the care of their previous guardians and teachers and make sure they can be supplied by the relief organisation ORA as before.

Yours faithfully

For the teaching staff of the Heinrich-Goebel-Realschule: J. Brennecke, Headmaster, and [14 signatures of teachers], Representing the pupils of the Heinrich-Goebel-Realschule [5 Signatures]

(The letter is translated from German by Kathrin Taera, November, 2013)

Duulaa and his group returned to Oromia in May 1992 and their camp was attacked in June that year. He wrote the letter (below) on behalf of the ORA children in Damazin.

Date 13-7-1991

From the [ORA] School in Damazin,

To pupils [of Heinrich-Gobel-Realschule, Springe) in Germany,

First of all we send you our greetings. How are you? We are well. We who are greeting you are the Oromo children at the school in Damazin. We will like to inform you that we have received the gifts such as balls and other sport materials you sent us and that we are using them. We are happy with the gifts and thank for your generosity. [We] the Oromo children who fled from [our] country and are in Damazin in the Sudan are given the opportunity to learn [and we are happy about that]

We urge you to write to us. He who wrote this letter is Duulaa Tafara. He is in grade five and is 12 years old. May peace be with all of us!

(The letter is translated from Afaan Oromoo by the author)[1]

Regrettably, Duulaa and his friends were deprived not only the peace which he wished for all, but also of the right to life. As I have mentioned in the first part of this article, Duula and his two school (camp) mates mentioned in the letter by the pupils and teachers of Heinrich-Gobel-Realschule, were among the victims of the TPLF assault on the ORA orphans. Tolina Waaqjiraa was killed on the first day when the TPLF forces opened fire on their camp in June 1992. Duula Tafarra and Saganta Usen were killed by the same force in the Carphaa forest where they took shelter with other children after their camp was attacked (Dhaabaa, December 9, 2013).

Notwithstanding the praiseworthy efforts of the pupils and teachers of the Heinrich-Goebel-Realschule, it seems that, neither the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor the officials of the two UN organizations who had received their appeal letters, took the initiative to confront either the late Mr. Meles Zenawi or his regime to find out the whereabouts of the ORA children in 1992 or after. It is unlikely, therefore, that the authors of the letter were informed about what had happened to the children. To my knowledge, this article is, regrettably, the first response to the enquiries they raised twenty-two years ago.

ora-kidsPhoto  (Left) This photo is said to be that of Duula Tafarra, Saganta Usen, and Tolina Waaqjiraa. The person (Dhaabaa) who sent it me did not identify who is who in the photo. The only thing he said he knew is that the photo is that of the three boys taken together. I have included the picture here hoping that someone who knew them can help us to identify them.

The case of Duula, Saganta and Tolina reflects not only the fate of many of the ORA children, but also of the numerous other unnamed Oromo children who perished inside and outside the TPLF regime’s concentration camps during the last two decades.

 

A case of politicide

The sources indicate that the ORA children were very conscious of their identity and were, above all, eager to repatriate and live in their homeland in peace. An Oromo scholar who knew the ORA children in the Sudan (mail communication with Asafa Dibaba, July 4, 2014) wrote,

I lived in Damazin two and half decades ago and together with Nagaasaa [killed in 1992 in a battle with the TPLF] I used to visit the children in Bikoree from time to time. The children were, as far as I remember, between 7 and 15 years and most of them had passed the Gammee age group (0 to 8 years). Their knowledge of Oromo history and culture was beyond expectation. Their knowledge of makmaaksa (folktales), riddles hibboo (riddles) and the flora and fauna of Oromia was also remarkable. The children narrated their family histories and genealogy as if they were growing up in family homes with their parents and grandparents. Although their education was based on a curriculum that followed by schools in Ethiopia, it reflected the cultural and education programs laid down by the OLF. They used to tell me that their hope was to return to an independent and Oromia to grow up and serve their people (freely translated from Afaan Oromoo by the author).

Once they started an open war with the OLF, the TPLF leaders did not want to leave the ORA children in peace. The fact that the said children were brought up by an organization which was associated with the OLF was enough for the TPLF to see them as potential enemies and persecute them. Its argument about “political education” mentioned above indicates that the ORA children were seen as “carriers” of Oromo nationalism, a “problem” which the TPLF leaders associate with the OLF. In his letter to ORA mentioned above Raagaa noted,

We [the ORA children] were accused by the TPLF of being brought up and educated by the OLF. Can anybody imagine the children would fight the EPRDF/TPLF back? The truth is the children did not understand anything about the war.

The three-month long pursuit of the fleeing children by the TPLF troops in the summer of 1992 and the search for children who were entrusted to the local households in western Wallaga by their guardians indicates that the children were, as indicated above, seen as bearers of the seeds of Oromo nationalism and the OLF aspiration of establishing an independent state. Therefore, I will argue that the TPLF believed that their best course of action was to exorcise the ideas and inspirations with which they believed the Oromo children were imbued (through their association with the OLF) before these spread among the Oromo youth at large.The so-called political education was, for example,to brainwash and make them subjects loyal to the TPLF-led regime. Those who were resistant to the process were eliminated physically.

In general, the intention behind the atrocious massacre committed by the TPLF-led regime against the ORA children and the murderous crackdowns which it has been conducting currently against Oromo high school, college and university students during the last fifteen years can been seen as a policy of politicide with the aim of nipping Oromo nationalism in the bud. As the comments which were repeatedly made on many occasions by the late Meles Zenawi reflected, the TPLF saw in any and every socially and politically conscious Oromo, a potential member or sympathizer of the OLF. It is common knowledge that tens of thousands of Oromos who were labelled as such have been in one way or another victimized by the TPLF-led regime. Therefore, its criminal actions against the ORA orphans in the 1990s and against Oromo students during the last fifteen years are hardly surprising.

Children labelled “terrorists” and killed by the TPLF

Associating and killing of Oromo children by the TPLF-led regime did not stop with the assault on the ORA orphans in western Oromia. Many Oromo children were detained and killed in other places for the same reasons. The Oromia Support Group (OSG Press Release No. 13, 1996) notes that in 1996 the government forces killed Usen Kaallu, aged 12, Badiri Shaza, also aged 12, Awal Saani, aged 13 and Awal Idire, aged 16 years old in Tukaana village near the town of Gasera in Bale in the southeast. Their “crime” was tattooing the initials “ABO” (the Oromo version of OLF) on their hands. It seems that, not knowing the consequences, schoolchildren have been tattooing the initials on their bodies or embroidering them on their capsand clothes in many places throughout the Oromo country. The same report indicates, for example, that seven other children between the ages of 12 and 14 years of age were imprisoned, accused of committing similar “crimes” in the nearby Dabool village at the same time. The report gives their names and ages as Muyidin Haj Useen (14), Kaliil Useen (13), Eliyas Haj Abdo (12), Idris Aman (13), Qadiro Useen (12) and Shitta Usman (12). However, the report does not indicate how long they were imprisoned nor any details about what had happened to them in prison or afterwards.

After the al Qaida 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001, the TPLF-regime changed the characterization of its “Oromo enemies,” including schoolchildren was changed from members or supporters of the “OLF” to “terrorists.” The Human Rights Watch (HRW, 2005) wrote that “In early 2004, police in Dembi Dollo, arrested a twelve-year-old schoolboy and imprisoned him after discovering that he had tattooed ‘ABO’, the Afaan Oromoo acronym for ‘OLF’, onto his hand.” His father told HRW that

They [the police] said he was a terrorist.  They said he was a supporter of the OLF.  The child’s family petitioned the local authorities and secured his release after two weeks of detention, but the police continued to follow and harass the boy until the family was forced to send him to live with relatives in Addis Ababa.

The HRW notes that between 2001 and 2005, “At least twenty other children under the age of fifteen have been imprisoned for similar reasons in Dembi Dollo alone” (emphasis mine). Furthermore, a relative of a boy who was arrested in 2003 told a HRW reporter, “I had an eleven-year old relative who wrote ‘ABO’ on the blackboard at school. He was dragged off to the police station and imprisoned there.  They released him after several days because there was “too much noise about it” from the local people who were affronted by the imprisonment of an 11-year-old child.  However, the HWR writes that the “child also experienced problems with the police after his release and eventually left [home] to live with relatives in Canada.” The TPLF regime did not see the 11 year old boy as a child but as an enemy—a terrorist and a supporter of the OLF.

There are international conventions signed by the UN member-states to prevent genocide and other crimes against humanity of which the 1948 Human Rights Convention was the first. Regrettably, however, the conventions did not end the evil which was the cause for the origins of the convention—the evil which is epitomized by the acts of Adolf Hitler and his cronies.As mentioned in the first part of this article, the telling metaphor “hunted like kurupé” (used by Oromo peasants to describe the predicament of the fleeing children they had witnessed) reveals not only the physical movement called forth by the existential instinct to escape from life-threatening danger, but also the horror and angst the children felt as a consequence of the unconcealed vicious intentions of the armed units who were chasing them from one district to another, shooting at them and wounding or killing them. Notwithstanding the size of the affected population, the cruelty reflected in the assault on the ORA children brings to mind the evil deeds of the Nazis against Jews, and in particular, incidents which Serge Klarsfeld (2010) describes in his book French Children of the Holocaust—a Memorial concerning deportation to death camps. In his descriptions of some of the incidents, Klarsfeld reveals how Jewish children who attempted to escape deportation were callously shot down by the Gestapo as though they were not human beings. Even the TPLF action against the local peasants who helped the fleeing ORA children and their guardians was reminiscent of what Nazi thugs did to those who tried to rescue the European Jews and their children from deportation to the concentration camps. The nature of the evil, the intent to harm their victims with impunity which underpinned the actions of the TPLF forces, reflects a shocking similarity with the murderous behavior of the Nazi criminals. Nothing is as evil as treating human-beings as wild game as the TPLF forces did to the ORA children.

Disturbing silence over crimes against humanity

As noted by the famous physicist Albert Einstein “The world is too dangerous to live in – not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who stand by and let them” (cited in S. Bruchfeld & P. Levine, Tell Ye Your Children: A Book about the Holocaust in Europe 1933-1945, Revised Edition, 2012, p. 14).

It would not be an exaggeration to construe that today the world has become too dangerous for the Oromo to live in.  Whether it is at war or at “peace” with the Oromo and the other oppressed peoples in Ethiopia, the TPLF regime has been committing crimes against them and “against humanity” during the last twenty-three years.

A crime against humanity targets a given group and is carried out as a “widespread and systematic” violation of their human rights. By definition, crime against humanity differs from war crime in that it occurs not only in the context of war, but also in times of peace. Under international law, examples of war crimes include, among others, the persecution and deportation of the civilian population of an occupied territory, and the murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war. (See for example Gary Solis,The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War (2010: 301: 3). By and large, all the crimes mentioned here have been committed against the Oromo children. The crimes which were committed against Oromo prisoners in general (see my articles from May 28 and July 31 in Gadaa.comor Ayyaantuu.com) are acts that appear in the definition of crimes against humanity in the ICC Statute of 1998 and in other international conventions on human rights. In short, one can say that the characteristic elements of war crime and crime against humanity overlap clearly in the persecution of the Oromo children by the TPLF. A war situation prevailed between the OLF and the TPLF forces when the children were attacked and killed. The children were unarmed and non-combatants. However, the TPLF forces chased and killed or captured the children with the intention of harming them. The TPLF associated the children with the OLF and attacked, captured and incarcerated hundreds of them in a concentration camp. Many of them were denied the right to life. The ORA, an internationally known and supported humanitarian organization, was banned, and its properties were confiscated. The foundation it had laid for the physical and intellectual development of the orphans was destroyed.  Consequently, as I will describe in the third and last part of this article later, the life chances of those who survived the assault and imprisonment were shattered.

Regrettably, there is an ominous silence, not only over the less known massacre of the ORA children described in this and the first part of this article, but also on the many well recorded crimes committed by the TPLF-led regime against humanity during the last two decades. In August 1943, Fl. Hällzon, editor of the Swedish newspaper Hemmets Vän, frustrated by the continued silence over the holocaust, wrote that

The mass graves of Jews cry out to the world; yes, they scream, and the screams pierce the skies up to God in Heaven. Woe betide Germany and those responsible when the bloody crops are harvested. Woe betide the world, which through its sins has participated in this blood-soaked crime being committed in our days (F. Hällson, Hemmets Vän, August 1943, cited in Bruchfeld & Levine, as above, 2012: 60).

Implicit in Hällson’s frustration was that the silence over the Holocaust was not because of lack of information, but his country’s lack of the will to save the Jews. As reflected in the heroic deeds of Raul Wallenberg between July and December 1944, the Swedes finally acted to save the Jews, but it was too late. By then millions of Jews had been killed. The Nazis were defeated by the allied forces in 1945 and the leading holocaust criminals were also brought to justice.

Whether it could have been possible for the international community to intervene and save more Jews before 1944-45 or not remains a controversial issue. However, the type of problems that could have hindered international intervention against the Nazi onslaught on the European Jews do not exist today. The UN was established to end human rights violations. The purpose of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the UN member states signed is to safeguard the right of every human being to life, liberty and security of person. Therefore, the silence of the international organizations over the atrocities committed against the Oromo is as frustrating— if not more so—than that over the fate of the Jews in the early 1940s. I am not saying that the Oromo are being killed on the same scale or at the same speed as the Jews were in the 1940s, but that the plight and fate of the tens of thousands Oromos who were incarcerated in the prison camps bear similarities with that of the millions of Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. The congestion, the lice and the rats, the filth and diseases, the dearth of medical care and the lack of food and water which the Oromo prisoners (including the ORA children) suffered and died of in the outrageous concentration camps run by the TPLF regime bear striking similarities with the conditions associated with the Nazi concentration camps. As the recent excavation by a Turkish construction firm near a previous site of the TPLF concentration camp Hamaressa revealed, mass graves of Oromo victims bear signs of the crimes committed by the present regime. As it was with the Jews in the 1930s and 40s, the Oromo are being persecuted today because of their ethnic identity. The policy of the TPLF regime regarding the Oromo reflects elements of the Nazi policy of destroying a group based on race or nationality. The difference is that the Nazis believed they would solve what they called the Jew problem with the annihilation of the entire population of European Jews while the TPLF leaders intend to solve the Oromo “problem” with elimination of the politically conscious class of the Oromo population. Hitler’s policy was to rule a Europe “free” from Jews. He conducted genocide. The TPLF policy is to destroy current and future Oromo leaders and to become the rulers of the Oromo people. They have been committing politicide. As stated in the Hizbaawi Adera (The People’s Trust), the official quarterly of the ruling party TPLF/EPRDF, their policy is to eliminate Oromo intellectuals and businessmen who are labelled as the “enemy of Revolutionary Democracy.” They argued,

Higher echelon intellectuals and big business people are narrow-minded. Their aspiration is to become a ruling class only to serve their own self-interests. They are so greedy that they want to “eat” alone. As they are desperate, they can be violent. … Unless the narrow nationalists are eliminated, democracy and development cannot be achieved in Ethiopia (see Hizbaawi Adera, Vol. 4, no. 7, 1996, emphasis mine)

Tens of thousands of Oromo intellectuals, journalists, teachers, students, businessmen and their families have been the victims of this policy. One may argue that the crime against the ORA children was committed in a remote part of the country and was unknown. But, in general, the silence over the crimes committed against the Oromo was not due to lack of information. There are numerous, reliable reports by local and international human rights organizations such as the Human RightsLeague of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA), the Oromia Support Group (OSG), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) which indicate that the TPLF leaders and their security forces have been serial abusers during the last twenty-three years. The crimes which have been committed against the Oromo were systematically conducted and widespread. In other words, we are not talking about sporadic cases of rape, rare cases of mass killings, or occasional disappearances of few individuals, but crimes that have been consistently committed all over the Oromo country for more than two decades. The extra-judicial killings which the TPLF forces carried out in Oromia have involved not just a few men and women, but thousands of individuals. They have been the outcomes of an official policy which has been systematically implemented to terrorize and subjugate the entire Oromo nation of more than thirty-five million members.

Concluding remarks

The atrocities described in this article constitute what the international human rights statutes define both as war crimes and as crimes against humanity. Yet the international organizations and governments of democratic states have continued to conduct business with the TPLF-led regime as usual. I will say more on the role of bystanders regarding the violation of human rights by the TPLF-led regime in the third part of this article. It suffices to note here that, in general, the international organizations’ silence over the crimes committed by the Ethiopian regime is alarming. It is alarming because it makes the UN and its conventions irrelevant in the eyes of millions of people. It is important to note that the silence over the April-May 2014 massacre of Oromo students is particularly shocking to many observers, particularly among the Oromo. This is particularly so because the students were killed while participating in peaceful demonstrations to oppose the government plan to expand the city of Finfinnee (the indigenous Oromo name of Addis Ababa) thereby forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of Oromo families. In addition, Finfinnee, which serves as the capital city of both Oromia and of the Federal state of Ethiopia, is also the diplomatic headquarters of the continent of Africa. The headquarters of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the embassies of UN member states, and the headquarters of the African Union (AU) are located in the city. Given the proximity of the “place of crime” to the seats of the representatives of international organization and states, the total silence over the atrocities committed by the Ethiopian regime is both astonishing and offensive to many people worldwide. Regrettably, the Oromo predicament is being repeatedly ignored by the entire diplomatic community their city is hosting.

By and large, the situation created by the recent mass massacre and widespread persecution of Oromo students has led to a new development in current Oromo affairs. The incident has made it clear to every Oromo that the survival of his/her community is under serious threat. This new insight has brought Oromos together everywhere to protest against the anti-Oromo policies of the Ethiopian government. This is a positive sign. It is also encouraging to witness that in some places like Minneapolis in US and in Canberra in Australia, Oromo communities have been able to solicit the support of important politicians and national political institutions to voice their protests against human rights violations in Oromia. These international responses will help considerably and should be stepped up and continued. However, it is not enough by itself to solve the Oromo problem or remove the regime from power. It is a deadly illusion to expect that foreign pressure would bring down the TPLF-led regime. We know that there is no interest among the great powers to do that. The Oromo themselves must do that. Therefore, there is the need for a strong Oromo organization that can strengthen the Oromo struggle for freedom at all levels, both at home and abroad, to ensure the survival of the nation. Needless to say, the recent reunification of the two OLF factions can be seen as a promising development in this regard and it is expected that other Oromo organizations will follow suit.

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[1] My gratitude is to the long-time Chairperson of the German ORA Support Committee to Rüdiger Jentsch and Obbo Shorroo Gemechu for sending me copies of this and other documents regarding the ORA children).

 

*Mekuria Bulcha, PhD and Professor of Sociology, is an author of widely read books and articles. His most recent book, Contours of the Emergent and Ancient Oromo Nation, is published by CASAS (Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society), Cape Town, South Africa, in 2011. He was also the founder and publisher of The Oromo Commentary (1990-1999).

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Tyranny: What does democracy mean for TPLF/EPRDF? July 13, 2014

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What does democracy mean for TPLF/EPRDF?

by Alemu Hurissa 

Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) minority led regime has ruled Ethiopia for 23 years. During the years TPLF has been in power, they have used various methods to control everything in the country. One of these methods was false accusations against individuals or groups of sympathizing with the Oromo Liberation Front although the question of these individuals or groups has been based on the constitution of the country.

At the beginning when they came to power after overthrowing the Derg regime they promised to democratize the country, however they didn’t take time before they started targeting those who didn’t support their ideas as dissenters were subjected to torture and terrible sufferings in mass detention centres across the country. Over the last 23 years they have been in power, they have carried out unimaginable destruction against human life and natural resources in the country particularly in Oromia region. For instance destruction of Oromia forests and other natural resources as well as the killing of Oromo students, farmers and Oromo intellectuals in all parts of the region.

In December 2003 the government security forces massacred more than 400 Anuak Civilians in Gambella region as reported on January 8, 2004 by Genocide Watch, a US based Human Rights group. Police violence in Tepi and Awassa in the Southern Nations-Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regional state, resulted in the death of more than one hundred civilians and the arrest of hundreds. The Human Rights Watch report 14 January 2003 termed it as Collective Punishment.

War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Ogaden area of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, June 2008 and 19 October 2006, the Ethiopian police massacred 193 protesters in violence following last year’s disputed elections, an independent report says. These are very few among many such incidents that I have elected to mention as an example of TPLF security forces’ atrocious acts against innocent people in different parts of the country. The victim of these brutal acts range from very young children to the elderly people by age categories. For example, there was a report that an eight years old child was killed by federal police in Gudar in May 2014.

If any individual does not agree and support their agenda, automatically that person is a member of OLF, according to Woyane regime’s definition. For example, Bekele Gerba, who was a lecturer at Addis Ababa University was arrested in 2010 by the TPLF-led regime simply because he clearly depicted the true evil nature and behavior of TPLF and its members. He said the land inOromia is a private property of the ruling party members. If they want they will sell it or they will give it to the people who support them and these are people who got rich in a way that cannot be reasonably explained. Many Oromo prisoners testified about Oromo people suffering in jail after they have been released or escaped from prison. To name some of them, Ashenafi Adugna and Morkaa Hamdee are among the victims who suffered at the hands of Woyane security forces while they were in prison. Many innocent Oromo people sentenced to life term and death without any evidence that shows their involvement in any criminal act. What happened in the Oromia region against Oromo University and high school students by federal police as reported by the BBC and other mass media is evident to mention as an example.

In general, the brutal acts against Oromo people by TPLF security forces have never been witnessed anywhere in the world. This clearly depicts what the TPLF government and its party members stand for and lack of their perception about personal worth, and the contempt they have for a human being. One can be quite sure that oppression cannot continue forever, and the dark time for Oromo people shall be replaced with justice and freedom.

In a democratic country, the people have right to express themselves freely in accordance with the constitution and the laws of the country; but in Oromia, there is no freedom of speech. No one in Oromia can freely express him/herself. In oromia, the will of the people has been replaced by the will of the TPLF regime. What has been unfolding for the last 23 years in Oromia region is that the TPLF regime is busy fabricating false documents that are used by the brutal regime’s security forces to incriminate, intimidate, persecute, harass, arrest, torture and kill the innocent Oromo people. So for Woyane democracy means not to allow people their freedom of expression, intimidating, persecution, harassment, arresting, torture and killing innocents in cold blood.

Generally, woyane is a tyrant regime which uses power oppressively and unjustly in a harsh and cruel manner against Oromo people to keep itself in power as long as they could, but I strongly believe that the crimes woyane carried out against Oromo people as a part of its lust for wealth and power will not keep them in power rather it shall hasten the time the Oromo people will achieve freedom. It would be wrong to say woyane will stay in power while using excessive force of power and committing crimes against innocent Oromo people in horrible and oppressive character. What the government is doing now by the name of development is meaningless and inhuman; how one can bring development while exposing people to suffering and death is beyond anyone’s imagination.

Playing game with human life to gain wealth and acquire luxurious life in modern time by robbing and plundering the Oromo people’s wealth is simply unacceptable. The TPLF regime should have been grateful to the Oromo people instead of making Oromo people live a horrible life; because the better life enjoyed by the TPLF politicians came as a result of Oromia’s natural resources. Instead of displacing Oromo farmers, dismissing, arresting and killing Oromo students and dismissing Oromo workers from their job, would have given more respect and value for all Oromos. The problem is that the TPLF regime and itsSatellites parties like OPDO never understand the importance of Oromo people and Oromia region in Ethiopia. Oromia is bleeding since woyane has come to power, because woyane governed Oromia by using excessive force and violence.

All countries that have diplomatic relationships with Ethiopia have also played a major role in keeping woyane in power, because woyane has received too much money from these developed countries under the name of humanitarian assistance which woyane uses to buy weapons to brutally crackdown Oromo students, farmers and scholars. Under woyane’s political system there is no legal and moral right, in general, no rule of laws and justice.

On May 2, 2014, BBC reported that the security forces of the regime in Ethiopia had massacred at least 47 University and high school students in the town of Ambo in Oromia region. Human rights watch and other Non- governmental organizations also reported how the Ethiopian government abuses its own citizens for the benefit of the ruling party members.

The inhuman acts of TPLF regime against the Oromo students shows that it does not only kill students but also TPLF wants to kill the whole young generation psychologically which is their evil strategy and tactics in fact became in vain as Oromo students have continued their struggle for justice in Oromia region. We, Oromo should stand together to bring the perpetrators of massacre in Ambo town and other Universities to justice. It is true that as long as Woyane keep getting money and other facilities from developed countries; as developed countries also give priority for strategic interest than human right, it will be like climbing the top of a mountain; however, we should not let them to continue their inhuman action. What we have to know is that those students who have been massacred by woyane security forces could have been mine, our relatives or children. These students are hope of their family, Oromo society and the Oromia region in general.

TPLF-led regime in Ethiopia never understand the value of human being, what democracy and freedom of speech means because since they came to power, they have never learned from their mistakes rather than its political system goes from bad to the worst. Atrocities against our people have to continue because of just addressing the human right issue and the question of justice and freedom. So, to change the woyane’s oppressive and horrible political system in Oromia, all people who believe in justice and who know the value of human being should stand with the Oromo people and say no to the fascist and terrorist government of Ethiopia. Killing Oromo University and high school students in April and May 2014, beating and arresting students and local people, when the students and local people protested peacefully against the expansion of Finfinne and the eviction of Oromo farmers from their indigenous land is a proof that the regime in Ethiopia is being the fascist and terrorist regime. Woyane is always looking for a scapegoat for their evil actions and behaviors, but it is only woyane and its members who are responsible and will be held accountable for the crimes they committed against innocent Oromo people.

Fake leadership in Ethiopia have destroyed the Oromo people, and the constitution and the law of the country is always in favour of the TPLF regime, not the Oromo people. The TPLF regime is simply the worst government I have ever seen in the modern era.

At the end of my piece of writing, I challenge all Oromos to unite, as unity is strength and to contribute whatever we can to bring down woyane and its members from power and to bring justice and freedom to Oromia and I challenge and hope developed countries also will stop financial and technical support to terrorist regime in Ethiopia.
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Widespread brutalities of the Ethiopian Government in handling protests in different parts of the state of Oromia by peaceful demonstrators

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/widespread-brutalities-of-the-ethiopian-government-in-handling-protests-in-different-parts-of-the-state-of-oromia-by-peaceful-demonstrators/

Pre 2015 Election and The Fate of The Opposition In Ethiopia

By Firehiwot Guluma Tezera

When we talk about election in Ethiopia, the 2005 national election has become foremost as previous elections under both Derg and EPRDF were fake. The national election of 2005 has shown a hint of democracy until election date in Addis Ababa but in regions it was until one month before the voting date. The ruling party has been harassing the opposition and has killed strong opposition candidates. In Addis Ababa the hint of democracy disappeared after the ruling party diverted the election results.

Having no other option than forcefully suppressing the anger of the people caused by its altering of election results, the ruling party intensified the harassment and killing. So the outcome for the opposition was either to go to prison or follow the path given by EPRDF.  Election 2005 ended in this manner.

The plan of the ruling party to give a quarter of the 540 parliamentary seats to the opposition and to minimize outside pressure and to restart the flow of foreign aid was unsuccessful. The election has made the party to assess itself. Even though it was widely accepted that EPRDF had altered the outcome of the 2005 election and had not anticipated the outcome, many have expected that the party will correct its mistakes. But the party says it has learnt from its mistakes but it made the following strategies:

Measures taken post 2005 election

  1. To harass print medias and to formulate and implement harassing press legislatures
  2. The government is the main American ally in east Africa in the anti-terrorist campaign. Through this it gets significant military and financial aid. Using this as a pretext the government formulated and implemented anti-terror laws and used it to harass and imprison parties that struggle peacefully. And through this to weaken peacefull struggle.
  3. Labeling jobless youth as dangerous and discriminating against the educated was identified as mistake during the election. To correct it they tried to share benefits by replacement and to appoint to political positions and making them members
  4. Letting jobless youth to organize and allowing them to get loans but making party membership a precondition and to stop youth joining the opposition by means of benefit
  5. To organize the rest of the people in groups of five and to disperse security personnel among the people and make difficult for the opposition to work with the people
  6. To change the roads built by aid organizations by cobble stone by employing unemployed youth. Employing the youth was good but they request exaggerated amount from the people. By doing this they are hitting two birds with one stone, to make its members beneficiaries and increase their numbers.

EPRDF used the above strategies for the preparation of 2010 elections. By implementing the strategies it has succeeded in increasing its members but they were not genuine supporters but they supported for benefits. When such kind of members increase, it becomes difficult to fulfill their benefits and at the end they become corruptionists. And they will become the ultimate enemies of the party.

The strategies mentioned above have enabled the party to claim to be winning 99% of the votes. Thenext day the then prime minister said” the people have given us 5 years contract believing that we have learnt from our past mistakes. This is a big warning for us. If we don’t live to their expectation they will take away their votes.” This was his scorning speech. But both the people and they know how they won and the 2010 election was declared error free.

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Sabboonoti qabsoo ummataa biyyatti gargaaruuf maal gochuu danda’u? What can nationals do to help the struggle back home? July 10, 2014

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Sabboonoti qabsoo ummataa biyyatti gargaaruuf maal gochuu danda’u?

Ibsaa Guutama irraa*

Finfinneen Oromiyaa keessatt bu’uurfamte kanaaf qaama see ta’uun wal hin falmisiisu. Oromiyaan jaarraa oliif qabaa halagaa jala jirti. Finfinneen akka battala human qabateetti tajaajiltuu waan taateef Oromoon too’annoo bucuullee irraa hin qabu. Finqiclha Dargii duuba Oromiyaan humna qabatee jiruun kan fakkeessaa ta’us ifatt beekamtee caasaan bulchaa dhaabbateefii jira. Waan hariirtii ulee falfalaa fakkaatuun empayerittiin Federeeshinatt jijjiiramte. Kanaaf finnooti federeeshinaa hundi ijaaruu fi gaggeessuuf gumaacha walqixee qabu jedhamee yaadama. Kanaaf finnaan federaalaa tokko kophaa ba’aa baatu hin qabatu jechuu dha.

Yoo Oromiyaan feete Federeshinichi Finfinnee Oromiyaa irraa kiraayi fudhachuu yookaa bakka tolaa lafa bitee magaalaa mummittii haaraakaroorfatee ijaarrachuu qaba. Sun hafee ammmas Finfinnee akka lafa qabaa jala jiruutt fudhachuun ofumaa baballisuu yaaluun geeddarama uumaa empayerichatt goone jedhame haaluu dha. Filmaati biraa federalummaa gaabbanii akkuma durii ifaan finnaa empayeraatt deebisne jechuu dha. Sana duuba gaaffiin jiru federalummaa utuu hin ta’in kan kolonummaa ta’a. Akka fedhettuu humni halagaa biyya abbaa keessatt Oromoo ajjeesuun qajeelaa utuu hin ta’in yakka yakka hundaa caaluu. .

Amma ummati Oromiyaa mirga saanii irraa hamaa ittisuuf yoomuu caalaa, meeqayyuu itt haa bahu walii tumsa agarsiisaa jiru. Barattootii fi warri kaaba, kibba, bahaa fi lixaa mootummaan Itophiyaa dubbii Oromoo keessa lixanii burcuu yeroo tokko ka’uun morma agarsiisaa jiru. Mootummichi heera harkuma saatiin midhaasse kan hin kabajne ta’uu beekanuu bu’aa ciicannoo kennufiidhan bahanii heerichi dhugaatt heera ta’uu saa mirkaneessuuf yaaluutt bobba’ani.

Kuunnoo kaa, mootummichi eenyummaa saa dhugaa saaxiluun rasaasa, dullaa fi fuura imimsaa garba gamaa galfateen loltu addaa Agaazii jedhamtu hiriirsee isaan simate. Daa’imman hedduun lubbuu saanii dhabanii qabeenyi hedduunis barbadaawe. Addunyaan empayera fi mootummaa farra ilmoo namaa akkasii jalatt qabsoon nagaa akka hin danda’amne taliila ta’uu saaf akka hubatu taasifameera. Seerooti saanii dhooftuu sobaati. Ummatooti mirga saanii dhalootaa irratt kan hin callifne waan ta’aniif filmaati jiru lola qofa ta’uun waan nama gaddisiisuu.

Itophiyaa waan halle, durooma waa tattaa, human namaa fi surrii saamuu malee hanga yoonaa waan Oromiyaaf buufte hin qabdu. Surrii itt lola’e kan waajjirbulchii Itoophiaa bara dheeraaf jiraachise. Surroota sana isaanii kan fuuloo ta’ee fula saanii xuraawaa dhosseef. Gaaffiin Oromoo gaaffi bilisummaa sabaawaa sammicha seermalee akasii hambisuuf kan dhihaate yoo ta’u kan koloneeffataa olhaantummaa gad jabeessuuf kan dhihate. Yoo qabamsi raawwate malee dhoofsisaaf irraa ka’i waloo hin jiru. Kan golli sadaffaan qayyabachuu dadhabu sana ta’a. Gaaffiin hiree ofii ofiin murteeffachu dhugooffachuu mirkanii jireenya seenaa sabichaa irratt hundaawaa.

Mootummaan amma jiru kana beekuun kan heera saa keessatt mirga kana galche. Sun waan qajeelaa dha. Sobaan dhiheessuun garuu addagummaa dha. Oromomitiin seexaa qaban kan Oromiyaa keessatt dhalatan, jiraatan, yk hojjetan kanneen keesumsiisoo, michuu, nama biyya walii ta’an waan bilisomuu irraa sodaatan kan hin jirreef isaan waliin qabama raawwachiisuuf akka dhaabbatan eegamuu. Kanneen jibba sanyii fi amantee koloneeffamoo hin qabne ummati Oromoo naga qabeessoo fi aada qabeessoo akka tahan beeku. Nama nagaatt roorrisuun uumaa sabichaa keessa waan hin jirre. Garuu Wayyaaneen ofii yakka hamaa tolchee kan biraatt maqachuun amala see waan ta’eef dammaqanii eeggachuu dha.

Koloneeffataa inni eegalaallee yeroo mootii Itophiyaa fi biyya Oromoo ofiin jechuu labse adda addummaa biyyooti lamaan, Itophiyaa fi Oromiyaan qaban beekuufii saa agarsiisa. Oromoon akka wallaaloti tokko tokko xeeban gosa hedduu of keessaa qaba malee ofii gosa miti. Mootummaan ammaa gaaffii bilisummaa Oromoo irra darbama jira. Heera tumuun, Oromoo qabsoo saanii irraa dagachiisee, hamaa dhiiga lolaasu duuba fiduu deemuuf yeroo bitachuu saa ture. Hacuuccaa hagamiittu dhimma bahuun deebii gaaffii akkasiif barbaachisu yeroo hin beekamneef dabarsuun boombii innaa eeggatee dhukahu waan ta’eef irra darbuun hin dandahamu. Kanaaf bu’aa olloototaa fi addunyaa jedhamee ariitiii dandahamuun ilaalamuu qaba.

Ka’ka’i barattoota dhiheenya ta’e qabattee ilaalamu qaban hedduu keessaa tokko qofaa. Kanneen biro akka “Ittissa Haaromaa” (GRD) kan nammi hedduun kuusaa saa jireenyaa gowwoofamee bondi bituun itt dhagalaase; “Samicha lafaa” kan Oromiyaan ummati see buqqifamuun gatii yartuun gurguramte; Afaan Oromoo waajjiraalee fi waabaroota Finfinnee akka hin seene ittifamuu fakkaatan Oromoo waan laalaniif roorroo biraa irratt dabalamuun qabattee morma guddaa kaasuu danda’an keessatt argamu. Lagi Abbayyaa bishaa gara caalu Oromiyaa irraa argata. Yaa’aan saas lafa Oromiyaa guddaa tuqa. Bishaan qajeellaan dhimma itt bahamuu kan mormu hin jiru. Garuu akki inni itt eegalee malbeekiin kan gorsamu mitii, horiin barbaachisu kan hanga dhumaatt baasu miti, yaadi duuba jirus mamsiisaa dha. Wanti sanaan dhufuu kan Oromiyaa hubuu danda’u samicha lafaa gadi hin ta’u.

“GRD” surraa yeroo abba tokkee yk murnaaf moo, dhuguma akka jedhame dantaa Itoophiyaafii? Gartokko leellisuun mufannaa hariiroo sabgidduu mimichiiruunf malee dantaa Itophiyaa waliin kan wal hin agarree laata? Uumaa mootummichaa, martii dhibantootaa dhiphoo qabeenya walitt guuruuf araada qabu irraa yoo laalamu hamilaticha dhumaan gahuuf utuu hin ta’in kan dhoofsisa “dhaabuu yk jijjiiruuf ta’u” irraa bu’aa argamuu jedhanii eegalan fakkaata.

Laggeen Oromiyaa hamma yoonaa hidhaman irraa bu’aa kan argatan Oromiyaa utuu hin ta’in biyya koloneeffatoo fi daldaloota alaatii. Abbayyas adda hin ta’u. Waan lafa laalutt laftii ammayyuu kan mootummaati akka jedhamett hafe. Abbaan akka fedhutt dhimma itt bahuu danda’a. Kanaafi mootummichi kan gaafate hundaaf gatii salphaan gurguratu yk deggertoota saaf hiree akka gurguratanii durooman godhu yk galtuu Oromoo booda “kiraayi sabsaabii” jedhee ittiin dorsisuuf gurguraddhaa jedhee kennuufiitt jira. Jara akksii irraa kan bitatetu abbaan lafaa akka diinaatt ilaala malee kittillayyoon TPLF Oromoo buqqiftee jalaa miliqaa jirti. Lafti kan Oromooti, Oromoon keennaa haa ta’u gurgurtaa akkasii hin hayyamus kontraata akkasiisn seenames kabajuuf hin dirqamu. Kontraata seermalee, fedha Oromoo hin eegnee. Gaaffii Oromoo walii galaa kan laalutt mootummichi raawwachuu mirga of ifsaa gabbaarotaa irratt kan mallatteesse fakkaata. Kanaaf akkaataan ofirraa faccisuu jijjiiramuun dirqii dha; sana malee hiriirri nagaa kamuu of ajjeesuu ta’aa

Fixiisa duuba wanti nama aarsuu, mootummaan afaan dadhabootaa keessatt qooqa hudumuun obbolaa saanii du’anii fi qabsoo saanii akka balaaleffatan gochuu dha. Dubbiin saa kan Federaalati. Kan qawwee daa’imatt jifffatanis isaanii. Garuu kaasaa jeequmsichaa jajallisuun hamajaajii gooftoliin saanii uumuuf deeman balaaleffachuf kan ergaman Goobanoota haaraa dha. Ummatooti Itophiyaa balaaleffannaa akkasii duruu beeku. Mootii moototaaf “harka alaa”, Dargiif “CIA Qixiranyaa”, Wayyaaneef ” gooltuu fi farra guddinaa” jedhamu turan. Goobanooti haaraan akeeki “Karoora Muummichaa” barruun jiraachuu dagatanii Finfinnee magaalaa “Metropolitan’ guddaa tokkott jijjiiruf akka tahe haaluu yaalaniiru.

Oromoon namoota maqaa guddinaatiin Oromiyaa babbaqassanii qabeenya saanii mulquu kan yaalan dura ni dhaabbatu. Qabsoo bilisummaa fi tokkummaaf Oromoon tolchu hololli hamaa n akkamiiyyuu dhaabuu hin dandahu. Oromiyaa walaba tokko taate malee sabi Oromoo jedhamu hin jiraatu. Jaarmaa malbulchaa jabaa dhabuun baraatooti qooda dursuu akkuma yeroo mootii moototaa fudhachaa jiru. Akkuma barasii ABO dullachi hin qophaawu taanaan murni ijaarame biraa fulduratt cehuun kaayyoo sochii bilisummaa ganamaa haaromsa. Hanga roorroon hin raawwannett warraaqsa Oromoo dhaabuun hin danda’amu. Gamnoomaan qabsaawoti Oromo kan gochuu danda’an waan kaleessa ta’eef gadooduuti yeroo dabarsuu dhiisanii amma kaasee maaltu hojjetamuu qaba kan jedhu ilaaluu dha. Kaleessi hamaa fi tolaa saa waliin sokkeera; tolchuuf haa tahu balleessuuf hardha qabannee wayyaa ta’a kan jennu boritt aggammataa jirra.

Oromoo callisisuuf yekki tolfamu caalaatt o’ee oofamaa jira. Haalli badaan torbanoota darbanii kan fuggifamu miti. Garuu sabboonoti hundi akkaataa yakkooti sun itt hinfufne irratt yaaduu akka jalqabantu abdatama. Biyya keessatt geengoon ofirraa ittisuu qaata naanna’uu eegalee. Namooti miidhaan hacuuccaa itt dhagahamaa jiru caccaba Oromiyaa fi jiraattota arraddaa akaakilee fi bakka hiddi hannura dhaloototaa itt bu’ee buqqisuu ofirraa faccisuu ittuma fufuu.

Too’annaa gabii dhabsiisuuf sochii saanii cimfachuu qofa isaan barbaachisa ta’aa. Duuti dargaggoo fi namoota homaa hin balleessinee garaa nama guba garuu yeroo hunda bilissummaaf gatiin baafamu jiraa. Sannaayiroon basaasaa“Goox”, “Garee” fi “Aand Laamist” cabaniiru. Diinni ababbarutt ka’eera; itt fufanii jarjarsuun balleessaa ofiin xaxamee of oolchuuf dhofsisisuu dirqamuu danda’a. Mee, qabattee dhimmasiisan tokko tokko akkaataa sabboonotii fi namooti hundeen Oromiyaa ta’an ala jiraatan gamtaa walirraa hin citneen qabsoo biyyatt tolfamu itt gargaaran xinxaluu dandahan haa laallu.

Oromoon addunyaa guutuu keessa jiran hawaasatt, waldoota dhugeeffannoo fi ogumaatt ijaaramanii jiru. Garuu hundi saanii basaasotaa fi maandhee riphoo luuxxee galtuunkan faalamanii. Dhimma baasuuf dura of afalla’uu qabu. Jaarmaa noolaaf kan jedhame hundi kanneen malbulchaafis dhugaa dha. Akeeki jarmotaa hawaasaa naannaan danga’amaa dha. Gidiraan Oromoo garuu qindooma baaqula guutuu gaafata. Oromoo hundaaf waan dhimma baasuu gochuu waliin bobba’uuf waan danda’aman irratt xiinxala gadi fagoo gaggeessuu fi qabaticha sirriitt qayyabachuu feesisa. Muuxannoo darban irraa wanti baraman yoo jiraatan ilaalamuu qabu.

Jaarmoti malbulchaa yoo bobbaa saanii qindeeffachuu danda’an shaffisoo ta’uu. Yoo hanqatan dhaabotaa fi hooggani haala keessa dhalachuu waan danda’aniif isaanii dhimma hin baafnee ta’uun akka jiru beekamuu qaba. Kanneen sababa addaaf jara kaaniitt makamuu hin dandeenye qabsoo ummataatt gufuu akka hin taane eeggachuu dha. Haala amma jiru jalatt yaada wayyabaa tuffachuu fi mata jaboo ta’uun hin baasu. Biyyatt ijoo dadhabaan Oromoo lammooma, amantee fi gosaa. Diinni sana tuttuquun waldhabdee uumuu yaala. Kanaaf hundi utuu hin yaadin akka hin qabamne dammaqee eeggachuu gaafata. Nammuu guddina aadaa fi qabsoo ummataatt gufuu ta’uuf keetolee koloneeffatoo fi baballatoo kan ergamoota dhaabota amantee fakkaatanii dhihataan jiraachuu hubachuu qaba. Jarri kunis gargarbaaftuuf farra nagaa waan ta’aniif sabboonota amantoota hundaa keesssa jiraniin dura dhaabbatamuu qabu.

Kan irraanfatamu hin qabnee Wayyaaneen basaasota bobbaasuuf qabeenya motummaatt dhimma bahee kan didaniin hunda akka hordofuu. Akeekota saa keessa waldhabdee sabboonota ala jiran gidduutt uumee mormituu saa laashessuu fi iyyaatii sochii saanii corachuufi. Bakka danda’amett isaan keessaa PDO saaf namoota madaqfata. Sanaaf mala haaraa fi dooyaa namaa, luuxee galtuu abbaa dhimmaa caalaa dhimmamaa taatee dhihaattutt dhimma baha. Kun akka masaka dhaabbataa ergamtoota malbeekii kennamett gaggeeffama. Kanaafii jaarmmaa qilleensi hin seennee fi miseensoti amanamoon kan soqaman. Sabaawoti Oromoo jaarmaa saba saanii waliin yk diina waliin jiru. Mooraa lama tajaajiluu hin danda’anii. Waan akkasii keessatt waandhibnummaan dhaabbachuu qaba.Safuun, Oromoo fi nafii walfakkaataa kan qaban gidduu qofatt dhimma baasaa

Ummatooti olla Oromoo kan kolonoma jalatt kufanii fi ammas muummee sanaa ciiga’ami kan irra gahu jiruu. Jar asana waliin hidhata qabsoo uumuun bu’a qabeessa. Jarri sun ummata moo’oo daangaa ofii qabanii fi saboota kanaan dura hidhata qabsoo uummatan hariiroo saanii yeroo danda’ame sadarkaa olhanutt guddifachuu yaaluu dha. Harki diinaa gargar isaan baasuu fedhu caqasamuu qaba. Qabsaawoti Oromoo jara akkasiif bu’aa cicannoo kennuu malee ta’innaan hariiroon akka hin boorofne eeggachuu qabu. Kana malee kiyyoo diinni kaa’ee seenuu ta’a.

Oromooti ala jiran hedduun nambiyyoota biyya keessa jiraniiti. Jarri kun akka murna lammiitt waldaa noolaa qabu. Kanaaf yeroo hundaa ummati duubatti dhiisanii dhufan birmadhaa harka abba hirree jala nabaasaa jedhee iyyataa akka jiru irraanfachuu miti. Utuu isaan jiraniifii Oromiyaa, biyyi seenaan walaba fi demokaraatoftuu taate hirkattuu taatee jiraachuu hin qabdu. Kun seexaa saanii fi didhaa tahuu qaba. Kanaaf qabsoo nagaa malbeekii ummata saanii keessatt qoda taphatan akka qaban fudhachuu qabu. Ummatichi aangoo namaa beekoo fi ogeeyyi akkasumas deggersa waatattaa gosa hundaa barbaadaa. Murni Oromoo hamma saanii madda qabeenyaatt saaqaa qabu hin jiru.

Nammi biyyaa dhimma waloon isaan ilaalu mari’achuu walitt qabamuuf birbadummaa hin qabu. Garuu yoo hacuuccaan dangaa darbuu sodaan qabamuu ni haqamaa. Oromoon sadarkaa sana ga’aa jira. Wayyaaneen ijoolleen hiriirtee dhiistee Oromo hidhuuf ajjeesuun see hin hafuu. Sabicha keessatt hamlee yoo cabsite malee abbaa biyyumaa fi qabeenya samaa jirtu gaafata jettee sodaattii. Hanga danda’amett akka inni hin xiixne, qabeenya akka hin horanne, akka waa hin baranne ukkaamsitee bulchuu yaaltii. Kan Oromummaa ofiitt amanan karaa sabi kun xaxaa halagaa keesssaa futtaafatu maluu fi gargaaruu qabu. Kan lubbuu fi bilisummaa saanii maqaan akka hin badne wareegaa jiran duubbee ofiitt boonaniitu. Biyya ofii keessatt tuffatamanii, birmadummaa dhabuun jiraachuu caalaa wanti badaa fi salphisaan hin jiru. Kanaaf kanneen balaa sana jala hin jirre dubbee cimaa fi amansiisaa ta’u qabuu. Oromummaatu sana gaafata. Nammi tokko yoo hidhamu yk ajjeefamu abbicha qofa utuu hin ta’in hawaasi, warraa fi maatiin, jeeqama malbulchaa, hawaasomaa fi diinagdee keessa wan seensisuuf dubbee ta’uufiin barbachisa.

Qabsaawoti barruu karbooniin garagalchuu eegalan heddummeessituu alkoolii fi stencil keessa darbanii amma bara maxansitu elektronik gahaniiru. Ergamaa fi shiboo sibila isaan dhimma itt bahaa turan amma quunnamtii koputaraan bakka buufameeraa. Hedduun sana utuu hin dhaqqabin karaa mirgoo deemaa of akka barru nu tolchanii darbani. Nammi tokko akka dulloomaa deemeen komputaraa fi yaada ammayyaan walfudhachuun akka isa dhibu beekamaa dha. Kanaaf dhalooti haaraan komputaratt colluma qaban qabsoo shaffisiisuuf itt gaafatama karaa sanaa akka fudhatan jajjabeessuun dansa. Karaa dullachi qunnamtiif haa ta’u bulchaaf yeroon waan itt darbeef jijjiirrachuun anjaa qaba. Akka biraatt akeeki Gadaa kan yaa’a malbulchaa haaromsuu akka baraaf ta’utt guddifamuu qaba jechuu dha. Beekumsi muuxannoon argames dudhaa Oromoo keessatt qooda taphatu qaba. Oromoon yaadannoo ulfina dabankufoota durii fi dhihoo jedhanii bilisummaa irraa fuula deeffachuu hin qabanii. Balaan dhiheenya humna addaa adda koloneeffataa, nama nyaatoo TPLF/EPRDFn ergamaniin dargaggoo Oromoo irratt bu’e yaadachuun yeroo garaan nu madaawu imimmaan qabachuun nu dhiba. Gumaan saanii lafatt akka hin hafne booree nurra kaa’anii darbanii.

Ulfinaa fi surraan gootota kufaniif; walabummaa, walqixxummaa fi bilisummaan kan hafaniif; nagaa fi araarri Ayyaana abboolii fi ayyoliif haa tahu!

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What can nationals do to help the struggle back home?

By Ibsaa Guutama*

Finfinnee is found in Oromiyaa, and so it is the indisputable part of it. Oromiyaa has been under occupation for over a century. Finfinnee was turned into the headquarters of the occupying force where Oromo was forced to serve with sweat and blood rather than getting benefit out of its formation. After the overthrow of the Darg, the state of Oromiyaa and the interest it has in Finfinnee was formally recognized by the occupying regime and a sort of administrative structure was created for it.

With what seemed a magic wand, the empire was turned into federation. It is assumed that all federal states will have equal contributions in organizing and running it so that no one state should bear a federal burden alone. Therefore, federal state has to lease Finfinnee if Oromiyaa wills or buy land or found a brand new citadel with master plan of its choice. Other than that, trying to expanding Finfinnee will be denying the change in nature of the empire. The alternative is to recant the officially declared federal status, and reestablish it as a colonial empire. Then, the question becomes not federal, but colonial. Be it as it may for an alien force to kill Oromo in their own land for whatsoever reason is unjustifiable, and so is wanton aggression and criminal.

Now the people of Oromiyaa are showing solidarity to defend their rights more than any other time, whatever the cost may be. Students and parents in north, south, west and east Oromiyaa had simultaneously gone out to protest the meddling of the Ethiopian regime in affairs of Oromiyaa. Though they know that the government is not known to respect its own single-handedly crafted Constitution, they gave it benefit of the doubt and went out to test the truth if the Constitution is constitutional. Alas, the government exposed its true self and met them with live bullets and clubs – imported from abroad, and a special force known as “Agaazii.”

Numerous under ages lost their lives, and properties were destroyed. The world has witnessed in clear terms the impossibility of peaceful struggle under such an empire and such anti-people regime. Their laws are only fake instruments. Since people cannot give up on their birth rights, it is lamentable that the alternative available to them is going to remain the violent ones alone.

Ethiopia so far has given nothing to Oromiyaa, but has taken away everything valuable, material wealth, human labor as well as brains from her. It is the brain drained that sustained Ethiopian bureaucracy for a long time. It is those brains that they use as masks to cover their dirty face.

The Oromo question is a question of national liberation to end such undue exploitation, while that of the colonizer is question of domination. There is no common premise for negotiation unless the occupation ends. That is what third parties might fail to understand. The demand for the realization of the right to national self-determination is based on historic fact of life of the people. It was realizing this that the present regime included such right in its constitution. That was the right thing to do. To fake it, is hooliganism. Conscientious non-Oromo who were born, lived or worked in Oromiyaa are expected to stand with their hosts, friends and Oromo compatriots in resisting occupation and have nothing to fear from being free. Those who have no biases against race and creed of the colonized know that the Oromo are the most peaceful and cultured people. To do harm to innocent human beings is not in the nature of the nation. But the possibility of TPLF committing heinous crimes and putting the blame on others must be watched out.

Even the first colonizer recognized the separate status of the two countries Oromiyaa and Ethiopia when he declared himself as emperor of Ethiopia and Oromo country. Oromo is a nation of many tribes not a tribe (gosa) as some ignorant want to refer to it. The present regime has kept on postponing the question of Oromo liberation. Promulgation of the Constitution was only to distract Oromo from their struggle, and buy time for the bloody repression it was going to unleash later. Whatever repressive force it may apply, the response to such questions cannot be avoided indefinitely for it is a time bomb waiting to explode when the appropriate time comes. Therefore, for the benefit of all neighbors and the world, they have to be attained the soonest possible.

Recent student uprising is only one out of several issues of concern. Others like the unsustainable “Great Renaissance Dam” (GRD) in which many are fooled into spending their life’s saving in buying bonds; “Land Grabbing” where Oromiyaa is being sold at the expense of eviction of natives; prohibition of Afan Oromo from schools and offices in Finfinnee also concern Oromo and could possibly be issues provoking public protest in addition to the overall human rights abuses. The Abbayya River gets most of its water from Oromiyaa and its course touches big swath of Oromo land. No one will object to fair use of the water. But, the ways it started is not dip