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Unicef Ethiopia: Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services, a new report reveals January 18, 2019

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Nearly 36 million children in Ethiopia are poor and lack access to basic social services, a new report reveals

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School children at a local school in Shashego, SNNPR.

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The study reveals that there are large geographical inequalities: 94 per cent children in rural areas are multi-dimensionally deprived compared to 42 per cent of children in urban areas ,January 17, 2019,APO Group  

An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in at least three dimensions, says a new report released today by the Central Statistical Agency and UNICEF.

Titled “Multi-dimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia – First National Estimates,” the report studied child poverty in nine dimensions – development/stunting, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, and housing. Other dimensions included education, health related knowledge, and information and participation.

”We need to frequently measure the rates of child poverty as part of the general poverty measures and use different approaches for measuring poverty. This requires all stakeholders from government, international development partners and academic institutions to work together to measure, design policies and programmes to reduce child poverty in Ethiopia,’’ said Mr Biratu Yigezu, Director General of Central Statistical Agency.

The report adapted the global Multi-Dimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology and used information available from national data sets such as the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveys of 2011 and 2016. MODA has been widely used by 32 countries in Africa to analyze child well-being. The methodology defines multi-dimensional child poverty as non-fulfilment of basic rights contained in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and concludes that a child is poor if he or she is deprived in three to six age-specific dimensions. The report’s findings have been validated through an extensive consultative process involving the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth, National Planning Commission, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs together with the  Economic Policy Research Institute, among others.

Children in Ethiopia are more likely to experience poverty than adults, with distressing and lifelong effects which cannot easily be reversed

“Children in Ethiopia are more likely to experience poverty than adults, with distressing and lifelong effects which cannot easily be reversed,” said Gillian Mellsop, UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia. “Ethiopia’s future economic prosperity and social development, and its aspirations for middle income status, depend heavily on continued investments in children’s physical, cognitive and social development.”

The study finds that 88 per cent of children in Ethiopia under the age of 18 (36 million) lack access to basic services in at least three basic dimensions of the nine studied, with lack of access to housing and sanitation being the most acute. The study reveals that there are large geographical inequalities: 94 per cent children in rural areas are multi-dimensionally deprived compared to 42 per cent of children in urban areas. Across Ethiopia’s regions, rates of child poverty range from 18 per cent in Addis Ababa to 91 per cent in Afar, Amhara, and SNNPR.  Poverty rates are equally high in Oromia and Somali (90 per cent each) and Benishangul-Gumuz (89 per cent).

Additional key findings from the report indicate:

  • High disparities across areas and regions of residence in terms of average number deprivations in basic rights or services. For example, the differences in deprivation intensity (average number of deprivations in basic rights and services that each child is experiencing) between rural and urban areas are significant; multi-dimensionally deprived children residing in rural areas experienced 4.5 deprivations in accessing basic rights and needs on average compared to 3.2 among their peers in urban areas;
  • Given their large population sizes, Oromia, Amhara, and SNNPR regions are the largest contributors to multi-dimensional child deprivation in Ethiopia. These three regions jointly account for 34 of the 36 million deprived children in Ethiopia, with Oromia having the highest number at 16.7 million, SNNPR at 8.8 million, and Amhara at 8.5 million. Regions with the lowest number of poor children are Harar at 90,000, Dire Dawa at 156,000, and Gambella at 170,000.
  • Although there has been progress in reducing child deprivation, much more remains to be done. The percentage of children deprived in three to six dimensions decreased from 90 per cent to 88 per cent between 2011 and 2016 and the average number of deprivations that each child is experiencing decreased from 4.7 to 4.5 dimensions during the same period.
  • Most children in Ethiopia face multiple and overlapping deprivations. Ninety-five per cent of children in Ethiopia are deprived of two to six basic needs and services, while only one per cent have access to all services. Deprivation overlaps between dimensions are very high in rural areas and among children in the poorest wealth quintiles.

The report makes the following recommendations:

  1. Speed up investments to reduce child poverty by four per cent each year for the next decade if Ethiopia is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on poverty reduction;
  2. Accelerate investments in social sectors prioritizing child-sensitive budgeting at the national and regional levels to enhance equality and equity; and
  3. Improve collaboration among different social sectors to ensure that the multiple needs of children are met.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of UNICEF Ethiopia.

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VICE: POST-COLONIAL COLONIALISM: The West Extorts Way More Money from Africa Than It Gives in Aid June 16, 2017

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Many decades after the official end of the western empires in Africa, the continent is still being sucked dry by a cartel made up of small local elites, multi-national companies and foreign governments. The money given to Africa to help its so-called “development” is referred to as “aid”, when in fact it should be seen as a form of reparations for a history of colonisation and ongoing domination that has left the African people almost as far from economic and social justice as they were when the European empires packed up and left in the years following the end of the Second World War.

POST-COLONIAL COLONIALISM
The West Extorts Way More Money from Africa Than It Gives in Aid

By OSCAR RICKETT, VICE, Jun 15 2017



We should be putting our western guilt to good use and pressuring government to regulate “investment” in the continent.


The world’s second-largest continent, Africa, is still defined in the western media in just two principle ways.

The more “woke” understanding of Africa is the idea of “Africa Rising”, which is defined by images of young people on bustling streets speaking on mobile phones. “Africa Rising” stories tend to focus on smart entrepreneurs doing something tech-related in massive urban centres like Lagos, Nairobi or Cape Town. They promote an image of the continent that is considered modern and future-focused. These stories are often, as the Kenyan journalist Parselelo Kantai once put it to me, “insidious little fictions manufactured by global corporate finance”.

The other main narrative is the more familiar one: hapless Africa, the tragic continent that can only continue to survive with the help of aid money provided to it by outsiders. This is the narrative of Live Aid and Bono, the story told to us immediately after news reports of famine and unrest in places that, we are made to believe, just can’t get by without western charity.

Given these two themes, it would seem unlikely that more money is taken out of the 47 countries that form what is commonly called “Sub-Saharan Africa” than is put back in. Yet, British and African campaign groups, including Global Justice Now, released a report this month which found that, in 2015, much more money was taken out of Africa in the form of illegal extraction of natural resources, tax avoidance and spiralling interest on debt repayments than was “given” to the continent in the form of aid and grants.

The report, entitled Honest Accounts 2017 , finds that the countries of Africa are “collectively net creditors to the rest of the world, to the tune of $41.3 billion [£32.2 billion] in 2015”.

Rather than Africa being a hapless continent dependent on the rest of the world, it is the exploited continent whose natural resources are enriching a local and global elite at the expense of the vast majority of its citizens, and whose governments can do little about the illegal syphoning of revenue into tax havens.

According to War on Want, 101 (mostly British) companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control an identified $1.05 trillion (£820 billion) worth of resources in Africa in just five commodities: oil, gold, diamonds, coal and platinum. Twenty-five of those companies are incorporated in tax havens.

While African countries receive around $19 billion (£14 billion) in aid in the form of grants, $68 billion (£53 billion) is taken out in capital flight. The main culprits are multinational corporations and corrupt officials with their large infrastructure of lawyers, bankers, accountants and financial advisors skilled in tax dodging.

The main device used is transfer pricing. By overpricing imports and under-pricing exports on customs documents, companies and individuals can move money to tax havens. This means that multi-national companies deliberately misreport the value of their imports or exports in order to reduce the tax they have to pay on them. Furthermore, these same companies repatriate $32 billion (£25 billion) in profits made in Africa to their home countries every year. Money made on the continent of Africa, then, is returned to enrich those outside of Africa.



The report goes on to say that African governments paid out $18 billion (£14 billion) in debt interest and principal payments in 2015. Though they received $32.8 billion (£25.6 billion) in loans, the overall level of debt is rising rapidly, and loans often lock African governments into even more debt: private lenders, the report notes, “are encouraged to act irresponsibly because when debt crises arise, the IMF, World Bank and other institutions lend more money, which enables the high interest to private lenders to be paid, whilst the debt keeps growing”. Ghana is losing 30 percent of its government revenue to debt repayments. Private lenders benefit, while ordinary Africans suffer.

Illegal logging, fishing and the trade in wildlife and plants are also hurting Africa, with an estimated $29 billion (£22.6 billion) a year being stolen from the continent through these practices. Climate change is hitting the continent particularly badly; though of course the extractive and industrial practices that led to climate change were a phenomenon of non-African countries.

As Bernard Adaba, policy analyst with ISODEC in Ghana, says: “‘Development’ is a lost cause in Africa while we are haemorrhaging billions every year to extractive industries, western tax havens and illegal logging and fishing. Some serious structural changes need to be made to promote economic policies that enable African countries to best serve the needs of their people rather than simply being cash cows for western corporations and governments.”

Many decades after the official end of the western empires in Africa, the continent is still being sucked dry by a cartel made up of small local elites, multi-national companies and foreign governments. The money given to Africa to help its so-called “development” is referred to as “aid”, when in fact it should be seen as a form of reparations for a history of colonisation and ongoing domination that has left the African people almost as far from economic and social justice as they were when the European empires packed up and left in the years following the end of the Second World War.

Recognising the troubling role western governments and companies play in the impoverishment of Africa could serve as a beginning to reverse this process. The Honest Accounts report proposes a number of steps that can be taken to help reverse the flow of money out of Africa, including putting less faith in the extractives industry, enabling transparent and responsible lending and regulating the investment that corporations bring in to African countries.

Tax havens are a key issue, one that was recognised in Labour’s election manifesto, which said that the “current global tax system is deeply unjust”. Jeremy Corbyn’s party promises to “act decisively on tax havens”, which play a key role in allowing vast sums of money to be taken out of Africa. The UK enablesthis wealth extraction to take place and sits at the head of a vast network of tax havens.

Finally, there is the need for more public recognition of what is going on. This is not about stoking up western guilt; it is about identifying the causes behind rising inequality in Africa and elsewhere, and about correcting a lazy media narrative that patronises and insults Africans while keeping everyone in a state of ignorance. The truth is this: Africa is still being plundered. It is time western governments and the western media stopped pretending otherwise.

 


 

Double-digit propaganda, Ethiopia’s top 10 wealthiest people, and Ethiopia’s 87 million poor June 4, 2017

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You will see in the news, and officials of the oppressive Ethiopian government will  smile convincingly when they tell you, that Ethiopia is thriving with a “double-digit” economic growth.Yet many experts and scholars will explain to you why this is triple-digit nonsense and quadruple-digit propaganda.

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WP: Ethiopia is facing a killer drought. But it’s going almost unnoticed. May 2, 2017

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On Thursday, the Ethiopian government increased its count of the number of people requiring emergency food aid from 5.6 million to 7.7 million, a move that aid agencies say was long overdue. The figure is expected to rise further as southeast Ethiopia confronts another fierce drought.


But with food crises erupting across the continent and the government’s budget strained by last year’s drought, the money isn’t there to fight it. There could eventually be as many people in Ethiopia needing emergency food assistance as in Somalia and South Sudan combined.

There have also been accusations that the government is playing down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally. During the earlier drought, it was months before the government admitted there was a problem, in part because Ethiopia had gained a reputation as Africa’s rising star and didn’t want to go back to being associated with drought and famine.

The contrast is clear in the bustling capital, Addis Ababa, where rainy skies and a hive of construction projects make it feel thousands of miles away from any drought. While Pizza Hut restaurants are set to soon open in the capital, thousands of children in the arid southeast suffer from acute malnutrition, and cholera is ripping through the relief camps.


Ethiopia is facing a killer drought. But it’s going almost unnoticed.

World Food Program supplies are distributed in a village in Jijiga district, part of Ethiopia’s Somali region. (Michael Tewelde/World Food Program)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The announcement by the United Nations in March that 20 million people in four countries were teetering on the edge of famine stunned the world and rammed home the breadth of the humanitarian crisis faced by so many in 2017.

Yet even as donors struggle to meet the severe needs in the war-torn nations of Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, another crisis, more environmental in nature, is taking place nearby — nearly unnoticed.

On Thursday, the Ethiopian government increased its count of the number of people requiring emergency food aid from 5.6 million to 7.7 million, a move that aid agencies say was long overdue. The figure is expected to rise further as southeast Ethiopia confronts another fierce drought.

But with food crises erupting across the continent and the government’s budget strained by last year’s drought, the money isn’t there to fight it. There could eventually be as many people in Ethiopia needing emergency food assistance as in Somalia and South Sudan combined.

 Ethiopia, long associated with a devastating famine in the 1980s, returned to the headlines last year when it was hit by severe drought in the highland region, affecting 10.2 million people. Food aid poured in, the government spent hundreds of millions of its own money, and famine was averted.

Now it’s the turn of the lowland region, particularly the area bordering Somalia, where a drought brought on by warming temperatures in the Indian Ocean has ravaged the flocks of the herders in the region and left people without food.

With their sheep and goats mostly dead, the nomads are clustered in camps surviving on aid from the government and international agencies — but that food is about to run out.

“This response capacity that is currently holding it at bay is about to be overwhelmed,” said Charlie Mason, humanitarian director of Save the Children, which is particularly active in Ethiopia’s impoverished Somali region. “We’ve spent all the money we’ve got, basically.”

With donors focused on Somalia across the border, little international aid has found its way to the Ethiopian areas hit by that drought. “I think it’s partly because there are other priorities, and they are not signaling loudly enough to donor offices,” Mason said.

According to a document detailing Ethiopian’s humanitarian needs that was drawn up in January by the government and aid agencies, Ethiopia needs nearly $1 billion to confront the crisis, more than half of which it still lacks. That figure also does not take into account the revised estimates in the numbers of people requiring aid.

 During last year’s drought, Ethiopia came up with more than $400 million of its own money to fight off famine, but this year, it has been able to commit only $47 million, probably because of an exhausted budget.

There have also been accusations that the government is playing down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally. During the earlier drought, it was months before the government admitted there was a problem, in part because Ethiopia had gained a reputation as Africa’s rising star and didn’t want to go back to being associated with drought and famine.

The contrast is clear in the bustling capital, Addis Ababa, where rainy skies and a hive of construction projects make it feel thousands of miles away from any drought. While Pizza Hut restaurants are set to soon open in the capital, thousands of children in the arid southeast suffer from acute malnutrition, and cholera is ripping through the relief camps.

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP), which is working in Ethiopia’s drought-hit Somali region, has started cutting its food rations to 80 percent. It is short $121 million for its Ethiopia operation this year, and the money is expected to run out over the summer.

If no new money arrives, the rations could be cut to 420 calories for the whole day — the equivalent of a burger. The government’s food contribution will probably suffer a similar fate.

“It’s stretching the humanitarian community,” WFP regional spokeswoman Challiss McDonough said, referring to the string of crises in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere on the continent. “I don’t think of it as donor fatigue. Quite frankly, the donors have been extremely generous, continuing to be so — but they are overwhelmed.”

 There is also the fact that the Horn of Africa has been incredibly unlucky these past few years in terms of weather. Though famine was averted, many parts of the Ethiopian highlands are still recovering from the 2015-2016 drought, which was attributed to the El Niño ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific.

The U.N. World Meteorological Organization said Friday that there is a 50 percent to 60 percent chance that the Pacific will see another strong warming trend this year, which means Ethiopia’s highlands will be slammed again at a time when world resources are scarcer than ever.

“The droughts are coming more frequently and more often and they are worse — and that’s climate change. That’s very, very clear,” McDonough said. “You talk to any farmer how are the rains now compared to 20-30 years ago, they see a difference in their lifetimes, particularly the older ones.”

Even while they have one of the smallest carbon footprints on the globe, herders’ fragile existence in the arid climate of the Horn of Africa is probably the most threatened by climate change.

Adding to aid organizations’ concerns is a proposal by the Trump administration to slash U.S. contributions to international aid institutions, including the WFP. The U.S. government is the largest donor to the program. The proposed cuts, part of the president’s 2018 budget blueprint, are likely to face stiff opposition in Congress.


Paul Schemm is the Post’s overnight foreign editor based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, joining the paper in 2016. He previously worked for the Associated Press as North Africa chief correspondent based in Morocco and prior to that in Cairo as part of the Middle East regional bureau.

World Atlas: Countries With The Lowest Income In The World April 16, 2017

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Countries With  Very Low per Capita GNIs: Malwai, Burundi, Central African Republic, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Gambia, Madagascar, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Ethiopia are all struggling with extreme poverty. Within them, GNI per capita rates vary from 250 to 550 international dollars. This often becomes even more concerning when considering that income disparities often leave the general population in an even poorer state the already bad numbers would suggest. Collectively, these countries need strong economic reforms to begin to fight poverty and increase the welfare of their citizens and secure stronger standings on the global economic scene.

Countries With The Lowest Income In The World

These following countries have the smallest Gross National Income (GNI) per capita worldwide.


The Gross National Income, or GNI, represents the sum of a nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) plus any other net income received from overseas. Therefore, the gross national income measures both the domestic income of a country and the income it receives from abroad.The GNI per capita measures the average income earned by a person in a given country and is calculated by simply dividing the total GNI of the country by the total size of the population. Generally, GNI per capita is used to compare the state of wealth of a population and the standard of living in a country with those of other nations. GNI per capita is expressed in international dollars, and is based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), how far the money will go in buying commonly purchased goods in relation to that money’s ability to do the same elsewhere on the planet. When determining a country’s development status, GNI becomes an important economic factor. Taking into account all the considerations listed above, it becomes quite easy to understand why the countries with the smallest GNIs per capita tend to be developing countries which struggle with poor Infrastructure in terms of social welfare and economic development alike.

Malawi’s Economic Issues

According to World Bank data, the country with the smallest GNI per capita is Malawi, with 250 international dollars of income per person. Although the country enjoys a democratic and stable government, the economy continues to operate within a poor fiscal environment, characterized by the country’s high debt levels. The social environment is characterized by a proliferation of inequality and poverty, with over a half of the population being considered as poor, and one-quarter of it living in extreme poverty. The low agricultural productivity is one of the main obstacles in reducing the poverty, further worsened by increasing erratic weather patterns.

Post-Conflict Poverty in Burundi

Burundi, with a GNI of 270 international dollars, is the country with the second smallest GNI per capita. Even if the country is in the process of transitioning from a post-conflict economy to a stable, peacetime economy, poverty remains at troublingly high levels. The country is focusing on developing its basic social services, modernizing the public finance sector, and upgrading institutions and infrastructure across the board. Though it possesses a modernized industrial establishment, it above all relies on the agricultural sector, energy production, and mining for the majority of its revenues. The growing economy will increasingly offer more employment opportunities, and hopefully improvements in the standard of living will be quick to follow.

Underdeveloped Resources in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has the third-smallest GNI per capita value (330 international dollars). While it’s true that the country has recently been devastated by a political crisis, the Central African Republic was among the countries with the highest poverty rates well before the recent tumultuous events. The country possesses abundant natural resources but, unfortunately, they are generally very underdeveloped. Subsistence agriculture represents almost one-third of the gross domestic product. Exports of diamonds and wood, while relatively significant domestically, have clearly not been enough to raise the economy to the level of a major global power.

Liberia’s Epidemic

Liberia’s economy was gravely affected by the Ebola crisis that swept Africa for much of the new millennium. Indeed, the outbreak essentially reversed many of the important gains the country has made in the fights against political and economic insecurity and poverty. The quarantines implemented due to the Ebola epidemic affected the production and exports of rubber as workers were restricted in their daily travels, and contamination from African goods became a global concern. The weak business environment constrains the growth of manufacturing industries, and most of the important sectors suffered production disruptions due to the epidemic. The economy of Liberia definitely needs effective implementation of an economic recovery plan

Other Countries With Low per Capita GNIs

Besides these countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Gambia, Madagascar, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Ethiopia are all struggling with extreme poverty as well. Within them, GNI per capita rates vary from 380 to 550 international dollars. This often becomes even more concerning when considering that income disparities often leave the general population in an even poorer state the already bad numbers would suggest. Collectively, these countries need strong economic reforms to begin to fight poverty and increase the welfare of their citizens and secure stronger standings on the global economic scene.

Gross National Income (GNI) per Capita

Rank Country GNI Per Capita (USD)
1 Malawi $250
2 Burundi $270
3 Central African Republic $320
4 Liberia $370
5 Congo, Dem. Rep. $380
6 Niger $410
7 Madagascar $440
8 Guinea $470
9 Ethiopia $550
10 Guinea-Bissau $550
11 Togo $570
12 Mozambique $600
13 Mali $650
14 Uganda $670
15 Afghanistan $680
16 Burkina Faso $700
17 Rwanda $700
18 Sierra Leone $700
19 Nepal $730
20 Comoros $790
21 Haiti $820
22 Zimbabwe $840
23 Benin $890
24 Tanzania $920
25 South Sudan $970

Oxfam: Africa: Ethiopia: The 2016 Multidimensional Poverty Index June 4, 2016

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In terms of MPI measurement, Ethiopia’s 87.3% of the population are  identified as  MPI poor, by far higher than Africa’s average (54%) and East Africa’s average (70%).

MPI Country Briefing 2016, Ethiopia

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The 2016 Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index was published on 3rd June 2016. It now covers 102 countries in total, including 75 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.2 billion people. Of this proportion, 30 per cent of people (1.6 billion) are identified as multidimensionally poor.

The Global MPI has 3 dimensions and 10 indicators (for details see here and the graphic, right). A person is identified as multidimensionally poor (or ‘MPI poor’) if they are deprived in at least one third of the dimensions. The MPI is calculated by multiplying the incidence of poverty (the percentage of people identified as MPI poor) by the average intensity of poverty across the poor. So it reflects both the share of people in poverty and the degree to which they are deprived.

Global MPI 2016, 10 indicators

The MPI increasingly digs down below national level, giving separate results for 962 sub-national regions, which range from having 0% to 100% of people poor (see African map, below). It is also disaggregated by rural-urban areas for nearly all countries as well as by age.

Headlines from the MPI 2016:

  • There are 50% more MPI poor people in the countries analysed than there are income poor people using the $1.90/day poverty line.
  • Almost one third of MPI poor people live in Sub-Saharan Africa (32.%); 53% in South Asia, and 9% in East Asia.
  • As with income poverty, three quarters of MPI poor people live in Middle Income Countries.

This year’s MPI focuses on Africa:

  • In the 46 African countries analysed, 544 million people (54% of total population) endure multidimensional poverty, compared to 388 million poor people according to the $1.90/day measures.
  • The differences between the proportion of $1.90 and MPI poor people are greatest in East and West Africa. By the $1.90/day poverty line, 48% in West Africa and 33% in East Africa are poor, whereas by the MPI, 70% of people in East Africa are MPI poor and 59% in West Africa. The MPI thus reveals a hidden face of poverty that may be overlooked if we consider only its income aspects.
  • Global MPI 2016, Africa
  • Among 35 African countries where changes to poverty over time were analysed, 30 of them have reduced poverty significantly. Rwanda was the standout star, but every MPI indicator was significantly reduced in Burkina Faso, Comoros, Gabon and Mozambique as well.
  • Disaggregated MPI results are available for 475 sub-national regions in 41 African countries. The poorest region continues to be Salamat in Chad, followed by Est in Burkina Faso and Hadjer Iamis in Chad. The region with the highest percentage of MPI poor people is Warap, in South Sudan, where 99% of its inhabitants are considered multidimensionally poor. The least poor sub-national regions include Grand Casablanca in Morocco and New Valley in Egypt, with less than 1% of the population living in multidimensional poverty.
  • The MPI registered impressive reductions in some unexpected places. 19 sub-national regions – regional ‘runaway’ successes – have reduced poverty even faster than Rwanda. The fastest MPI reduction was found in Likouala in the Republic of the Congo.
  • The Sahel and Sudanian Savanna Belt contains most of the world’s poorest sub-regions, showing the interaction between poverty and harsh environmental conditions.
  • Poverty looks very different in different parts of the continent. While in East Africa deprivations related to living standards contribute most to poverty, in West Africa child mortality and education are the biggest problems.
  • The deprivations affecting the highest share of MPI poor people in Africa are cooking fuel, electricity and sanitation.
  • The number of poor people went down in only 12 countries. In 18 countries, although the incidence of MPI fell, population growth led to an overall rise in the number of poor people.

See here for my post on the MPI 2014. I’d be interested in your reflections on what MPI adds to the usual $ per day metrics, in terms of our understanding of development.


http://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/the-2016-multidimensional-poverty-index-was-launched-yesterday-what-does-it-say/

http://www.dataforall.org/dashboard/ophi/index.php/mpi/country_briefings


 

UNDP: Multidimensional Poverty Index: Ethiopia has the second highest percentage of people who are MPI poor in the world: of Ten Poorest Countries in The World (All in #Africa) – MPI 2015 Ranking April 10, 2016

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Multidimensional Poverty Index: Ethiopia has the second highest percentage of people who are MPI poor in the world: of Ten Poorest Countries in The World (All in #Africa) – MPI 2015 Ranking

According to UNDP Ethiopia is the second poorest country in the world


 

population in multidimensional povertyEthiopia, who servives in trashAfrica is still struggling with poverty


 

‘Human development is a process of enlarging people’s choices—as they acquire more capabilities and enjoy more opportunities to use those capabilities. But human development is also the objective, so it is both a process and an outcome. Human development implies that people must influence the process that shapes their lives. In all this, economic growth is an important means to human development, but not the goal. Human development is development of the people through building human capabilities, for the people by improving their lives and by the people through active participation in the processes that shape their lives. It is broader than other approaches, such as the human resource approach, the basic needs approach and the human welfare approach.’ -UNDP 2015 Report

 


Ethiopia’s HDI value for 2014 is 0.442— which put the country in the low human development category— positioning it at 174 out of 188 countries and territories.

In Ethiopia 88.2 percent of the population (78,887 thousand people) are multidimensionally poor while an additional 6.7 percent live near multidimensional poverty (6,016 thousand people). The breadth of deprivation (intensity) in Ethiopia, which is the average of deprivation scores experienced by people in multidimensional poverty, is 60.9 percent. The MPI, which is the share of the population that is multidimensionally poor, adjusted by the intensity of the deprivations, is 0.537. Rwanda and Uganda have MPIs of 0.352 and 0.359 respectively. Ethiopia, UNDP country notes

 


 

(Sunday Adelaja’s Blog) — When Poverty and non-existent double digit growth met face-to-Face at a dumpster site called KORA in Ethiopia. As we speak, thousands of people in Addis Ababa survive from the leftover “food” dumped in such dumpsters. People, in fact, used to call them “Dumpster Dieters”. They are either the byproducts or victims of the cooked economic figures. You be the judge!

Yet the new measurement known as the Multidimensional Poverty Index, or MPI, that will replace the Human Poverty index in the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report says that Ethiopia has the second highest percentage of people who are MPI poor in the world, with only the west African nation of Niger fairing worse. You probably heard that Ethiopia has been a fast growing economy in the content recording very high growth rate not just in Africa but the world as well.

This comes as more international analysts have also began to question the accuracy of the Meles government’s double digit economic growth claims and similar disputed government statistics referred by institutions like the IMF. The list starts with the poorest.

  1. Niger
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Mali
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Burundi
  6. Somalia
  7. Central African Republic
  8. Liberia
  9. Guinea
  10. Sierra Leone

What is the MPI?

People living in poverty are affected by more than just income. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) complements a traditional focus on income to reflect the deprivations that a poor person faces all at once with respect to education, health and living standard. It assesses poverty at the individual level, with poor persons being those who are multiply deprived, and the extent of their poverty being measured by therange of their deprivations.

 

Why is the MPI useful?

According to the UNDP report, the MPI is a high resolution lens on poverty – it shows the nature of poverty better than income alone. Knowing not just who is poor but how they are poor is essential for effective humandevelopment programs and policies. This straightforward yet rigorous index allows governments and other policymakers to understand the various sources of poverty for a region, population group, or nation and target their humandevelopment plans accordingly. The index can also be used to show shifts in the composition of poverty over time so that progress, or the lack of it, can be monitored.

The MPI goes beyond previous international measures of poverty to:

  • Show all the deprivations that impact someone’s life at the same time – so it can inform a holistic response.

  • Identify the poorest people. Such information is vital to target people living in poverty so they benefit from key interventions.

  • Show which deprivations are most common in different regions and among different groups, so that resources can be allocated and policies designed to address their particular needs.

  • Reflect the results of effective policy interventions quickly. Because the MPI measures outcomes directly, it will immediately reflect changes such as school enrolment, whereas it can take time for this to affect income.

Ethiopia: The failed State’s Collapsing Economy April 8, 2016

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Ethiopia: Double Digit Growth or Collapsing Economy?

Analysis by  Andualem Sisay,  All Africa, 8 April 2016


 

Ethiopian government’s increasing reliance on foreign loans is posing a serious risk of economic collapse, a renowned economist has revealed.

“Take for instance China, which has loaned over $17 billion to the Ethiopian government for infrastructure projects. Our total investment is 40 per cent of the GDP. Our saving is between 10-20 per cent of the GDP.

“We import $13 billion and export $3 billion. They are the ones who are filling all these deficit gaps,” said Dr Alemayehu Geda.

The Addis Ababa and London universities don was presenting his paper on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ethiopia and Credit Financing.

“What will happen if they stopped such financing tomorrow? What if, for instance, the Chinese government tomorrow says sell for me Ethio Telecom or sell to me Ethiopian Airlines or give me some share or buy my aeroplanes, or I will stop such credit financing?

Strategic items

“The country will collapse, I guarantee you,” he said.

Dr Alemayehu went on: “About 77 per cent of our imports are strategic items. Fuel only has 25 per cent share of the total import. As a result, even if we want to reduce these imports, we can’t. Ethiopia needs to minimise strategic vulnerability.”

The don elaborated giving the example of how the Koreans mitigated against such dependency risks when they used to source 75 per cent of their imports from the US some decades ago.

Dr Alemayehu presented his paper in Addis Ababa at the launch of a two-year 12 series of public dialogue by the Forum for Social Studies – a local civil society, partially financed by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).

 

“The Koreans came out of such vulnerability risk after analysing their situation properly, discussing the issue with their intellectuals and setting long term plans,” he said, advising the Ethiopian government to invest in quality education, skilled labour and improve the negotiations capacity as well as have in place a well-designed policy.

Last decade

Official estimates have shown the Ethiopian economy growing by double digits annually for about a decade now, a figure that has highly been doubted by independent scholars.

The Addis government has been applauded for growing the country’s GDP by around 10 per cent per year for the last decade.

In his paper, Dr Alemayehu indicated that Ethiopia’s external loan included $17.6 billion from China for various infrastructure developments, around $3 billion from Turkish and close to $1 billion from Indian governments.

The World Bank’s data shows that from 2012 – 2016, Ethiopia has taken a total loan of close to $6 billion from the global lender. Last year, Ethiopia for the first time, joined Euro Bond and accessed $1.5 billion.

In addition to loans, reports show that some $3 billion annually came to the country in the form of aid from donors.

Have declined

Ethiopia’s exports have declined from around $3 billion last year to around $2.5 billion this year, as revealed in the recent six-month report of the prime minister to the parliament.

Even though tax collection has been growing by an average of 20 per cent annually over the past five years, Ethiopia’s tax to GDP ratio still stands at 13 per cent, which is less than the around 16 per cent of the sub-Saharan average.

Last year, Ethiopia collected around $6 billion from tax, including $25 million recovered from contraband traders. The figure could have been raised by at least $3 billion had it not been for the generous tax incentives the country has provided to investors, according to latest report of the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA).

In only nine months of Ethiopia’s last budget (July 8, 2014 – July 7, 2015), the country provided tax incentives of around $2.4 billion to investors, by exempting them from customs and excise duties and withholding, VAT and surtaxes, according to ERCA’s report.

Financial integrity

A financial integrity report last December indicated that around $2 billion was leaving Ethiopia every year through mis-invoicing and other tax frauds.

When it comes to the FDI coming from China, India and Turkey, close to 71 per cent of their investments in Ethiopia were in the manufacturing sector.

However, job creation, technology transfer and export contribution were insignificant for Ethiopia, which has over an 90 million population dominated by the youth. The country has about 16 per cent unemployment rate, according to Dr Alemayehu.

Between 2003-2012, there were 93 Chinese companies that had reportedly invested $600 million, creating around 69,000 permanent and 79,000 temporary jobs for Ethiopians. There was little contribution to technology transfer and foreign currency generation through the exportation of their products.

According to Dr Alemayehu’s paper, during the same period, Indian investments in Ethiopia created 24,000 and 26,000 permanent and temporary jobs respectively, while 341 Turkish companies operating in Ethiopia created a total of 50,000 jobs.

Though much was being talked about Chinese investments growing in Africa, the Asian giant had less than 4 per cent of total share of FDI on the continent, out of the total stock of $554 billion worth in 2010. Most of the investments in Africa were still dominated by the Western companies, according to Dr Alemayehu.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn recently told the local media that Ethiopia’s GDP growth was not expected to record a double digit this year and would likely drop to around 7 per cent.

However, his special economic adviser with a ministerial docket, Dr Arkebe Equbay, reportedly told Bloomberg media that the economy was expected to grow by 11 per cent this year.

Foreign debts

The government was now expected to deal with puzzles such as why the economic performance was not as good as in the previous years, with all the generous incentives to investors and huge infrastructure investments mainly dependent on local and external loans?

How to repay its local and foreign debts before the lenders force the government to cede shares in its highly protected businesses, such as, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines, the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation and Ethiopian Shipping Lines is, for sure, the elephant in the room.

But the big question is: How soon will these issues get the attention of a government pre-occupied with trying to feed about a dozen million people affected by drought and dealing with political unrest and conflicts mainly in Oromia and Gondar area of Amhara Region?


 

http://allafrica.com/stories/201604080259.html

IRIN: Alarm bells are ringing for a food emergency in Ethiopia. The UN says 15 million people will need help over the coming months. The government, wary of stigma and therefore hesitant to ask for help November 19, 2015

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HOW BAD IS THE DROUGHT IN ETHIOPIA?

IRIN  humanitarian news and Analysis

19 November 2015

Alarm bells are ringing for a food emergency in Ethiopia. The UN says 15 million people will need help over the coming months. The government, wary of stigma and therefore hesitant to ask for help, has nevertheless said more than eight million Ethiopians need food assistance. Extra imports to stem the crisis are already pegged at more than a million tonnes of grain, beyond the government’s means. Inevitably, comment and media coverage compare the current situation with 1984 – the year Ethiopia’s notorious famine hit the headlines. Reports suggest this is the worst drought in 30 years. One declares it a“code red” drought. So how bad actually is it?

The country of close to 100 million people is huge, spread over an area of more than a million square kilometres that ranges from semi-desert to swamp to mountain ranges and fertile farmland. The weather systems and agricultural patterns are diverse and complex. Even within the higher-altitude areas of the country, the most densely populated, the typical rainy seasons vary and crops are grown at different times of the year. This year, the weather has been prone to even greater variation due to the global climate phenomenon El Niño, last seen in 1997-1998.

Ethiopia produces more than 90 percent of its own food. Last year, the cereal harvest was estimated to be 23 million tonnes, but imports in recent years averaged 1.2 million tonnes – just five percent of that. So even if 2015 and 2016 are bad years (the impact of a poor harvest is felt months later as food stocks run out), the vast majority of Ethiopian people will support themselves and eat produce from their own country. But in a giant like Ethiopia, 15 percent of the population is 15 million people – more than the entire humanitarian caseload of the Syrian crisis. An extra five percent of cereals is another 1.2 million tonnes.The costs and logistics become formidable at this scale.

WEATHER

The weather is only one part of the equation in whether people go hungry. Politics, economics, the availability of seeds and fertiliser, conflict, trade and labour markets, population pressure, social habits, and a host of other factors matter too.

While the science and sociology of food security is complex and layered, international agencies working on drought and hunger-prone countries, including Ethiopia, use a scheme called the Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification Framework (IPC) to simplify the mass of underlying data into a five-step scale – from minimal food security pressure to famine. Some parts of northern Ethiopia are already flagged as being in “Phase 4”, one step from the worst category. More are expected to follow, unless sufficient resources can halt the slide.

Even getting a single view of one year’s weather, let alone human interaction with it, is no simple matter.

For more than 30 years, meteorologists have gathered a giant archive of satellite data for Ethiopia. US satellites, in particular METOP-AVHRR, churn out petabytes of data. Triangulating that with other sources, including ground-based measurement, farm assessments, nutrition, and price monitoring provides a rich toolkit to estimate vegetation, rainfall, soil moisture and temperature – ultimately giving an idea of food on the table.

Considering all the variables, the drought and famine watchdog FEWS NET, established in the wake of the 1984 famine, has used direct, but not alarmist, language to describe the prospects: its latest report for Ethiopia is titled “Large-scale food security emergency projected for 2016”. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, meanwhile, warned: “food security conditions sharply deteriorated.”

Political sensitivity, donor pressures, logistics, media distortion, inefficiency and scepticism may yet conspire to tip more Ethiopians into “Phase 4.” Even in the best-case scenario, the financial resources will be hard to find – $270m is still needed for 2015 alone, according to UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA, and needs are set to rise sharply (the US, the UK and China have pledged relatively early to the response, according to the government).

To illustrate the complexity of weather patterns in Ethiopia and attempt to demonstrate a link with El Niño, IRIN analysed 30 years of satellite imagery to provide some visual evidence of the complex and erratic picture of weather in the Horn of Africa. Read more in the following link

http://newirin.irinnews.org/dataviz/2015/11/19/how-bad-is-the-drought-in-ethiopia

Drought, food crisis and Famine in Ethiopia 2015: Children and adults are dying of lack of food, water and malnutrition. Animals are perishing of persisting drought. The worst Affected areas are: Eastern and Southern Oromia, Afar, Ogaden and Southern nations. #Africa #Oromia August 14, 2015

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Due to lack of rain, food crisis and famine people are dying in Ethiopia. Mainstream medias are not reporting. In the absence of free press, the TPLF/ Ethiopian government is hiding the tragedy going on. Children, women and men are dying in rural areas of  Eastern and Southern Oromia, Afar state, Ogaden and southern nations. Animals are being perished due to persistent drought. The TPLF/Ethiopian government has also engaged in intensive land grabs and evictions in unaffected (food surplus) areas and intensified the destructions of food security system. In central Oromia (Burrayyuu, Sululta, Bishoftu, etc) and Western Oromia (Ilu Abbaa boraa and Wallaggaa) families in thousands become homeless and destitute because of land grabs both in urban and rural areas. Citizens  are reporting the crisis and crying for help and no help is received yet both from the government and international humanitarian aid.  Social media and Oromia Media network are reporting in Afaan Oromoo.

https://www.oromiamedia.org/2015/08/omn-oduu-hagayya-13-2015/

NBC Nightly News   |  August 14, 2015

Food crisis in Ethiopia

Aug. 5: Hunger is once again threatening vast swathes of Africa because of drought and high food prices. The United Nations has estimated that 14 million are at risk and at the heart of the looming catastrophe is Ethiopia, where over 10 million are in need of emergency food aid.  ITN’s Martin Geissler reports.

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Drought, food crisis and famine in Afar state (North East Ethiopia) captured through social media, August 2015

Is this famine Ethiopia or fastest economic growth? Beela moo misooma?

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The following pictures are drought, food crisis and famine in Eastern Oromia captured through social media, August 2015

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Land grabs and evictions in Oromia

TPLF Ethiopian forces destroyed Oromo houses in Ada'a district, Central Oromia, July 2015Tigrean Neftengna's land grabbing and the Addis Ababa Master plan for Oormo genocide

The tale of two countries (Obama’s/TPLF’s Ethiopia and Real Ethiopia): The Oromo (Children, Women and elders) are dying of genocidal mass killings and politically caused famine, but Obama has been told only rosy stories and shown rosy pictures. #Africa #Oromia

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Reinventing the current growth model: The need to rework the current economic system to serve all of humanity rather than an elite few August 4, 2015

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???????????Trickle down economicsA shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, ‘The Looting Machine’ explores the dark underbelly of the global economy.

 

 

Although the grievances voiced differed from country to country and from region to region, the belief that the incumbent economic and political system was characterised by inequity and injustice was common to all.

If we are to avoid large-scale societal upheavals in this ultra-connected world, government, business and civil society must come together to rework the current economic system to serve all of humanity rather than just an elite few.

– Fergus Simpson, The Guardian

 

 

Widening inequality gap proof of outdated growth model

We need to rework the current economic system to serve all of humanity rather than an elite few, writes Xyntéo’s Fergus Simpson

 

January saw leading figures from business, government and civil society gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos. A broad spectrum of subjects were debated, including the prospect of a legally binding climate change agreement in Paris this December, Ebola and the nefarious advance of the Islamic State in Mesopotamia. I was particularly encouraged to see one topic keep cropping up – the crisis of burgeoning disparities in wealth.

In a report released in the runup to Davos, Oxfam predicted that within two years the richest 1% of people will have accumulated more wealth than the remaining 99%. The same study found that the wealth of the richest 80 billionaires has continued to increase since 2010, while the wealth of the poorest half has decreased over the same time period. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing.

History has taught us that there are moments when people rise up to make a point and say that enough is enough and times must change.

On 25 January 2011, the world witnessed one such moment – pro-democracy protesters occupied Tahrir square in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, demanding self-determination, equality of opportunity and freedom from the shackles of tyranny and oppression. Some 17 long days of demonstrations and civil disobedience followed, bringing the moribund autocracy of longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to an end.

This event formed part of a much broader social movement that swept across North Africa and the Middle East, toppling sclerotic regimes and corrupt dictators. Before long people in Spain, Greece, the UK and US took to the streets as well. Although the grievances voiced differed from country to country and from region to region, the belief that the incumbent economic and political system was characterised by inequity and injustice was common to all.

And it isn’t just the poor who have been affected – the middle classes have also borne the burden of mushrooming inequalities. Companies have tended to become more productive since the 1970s, but the incomes of middle class workers have remained largely static. Returns from higher productivity have tended to go to owners and investors, not to the workers.

In many ways, inequality has become the defining issue of our time. The popular uprisings that shook the Arab world at the start of this decade were just symptoms of this most elemental of societal ills.

Fortunately, there is no reason to suppose this state of affairs is inevitable.

A promising step forward was announced at Davos, when Ajay Banga, CEO of GLTE partner MasterCard, and Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank, revealed that they intend to collaborate to foster inclusive growth in Africa.

The MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, funded by an $11m (£7.24m) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to enable more people to access banking services – generating greater equality of opportunity across the world, in developed and developing countries alike. The initiative will soon begin operations in Nairobi, Kenya, and aims to reach over 100 million people globally.

Technological advancements can support the implementation of projects designed to promote inclusive growth, such as the MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion. Digital innovations in payment systems and social media, for example, have enabled people to access markets, ideas and information to an extent that is unprecedented in human history.

Indeed, it has been said that the Egyptian revolution started when Whael Ghonim, a marketing executive at Google, saw the bloodied remains of Khaled Mohamed Said – a young man bludgeoned to death by the Egyptian police – pictured on Facebook. Incensed by the injustice that confronted him, Whael created the Facebook page “Kullena Khaled Said” – “We Are All Khaled Said”. Three months later 250,000 people had joined the page. Just one year later the Mubarak regime was no more.

If we are to avoid large-scale societal upheavals in this ultra-connected world, government, business and civil society must come together to rework the current economic system to serve all of humanity rather than just an elite few.

At Xyntéo, we are convinced that the current growth model has become out of date – incapable of meeting the demographic, climate and resource demands of today. Together with our partners, we believe that global business, with its clout, resources and energy, is uniquely placed to overcome this challenge. To us this means reinventing the current growth model so it brings prosperity to much larger numbers of people.

Fergus Simpson is project coordinator at Xyntéo

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http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/xynteo-partner-zone/2015/feb/04/widening-inequality-gap-proof-of-outdated-growth-model

Ethiopia’s Economy: Time for the West to Call a Spade a Spade June 11, 2015

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Dounle digit EthiopiaThe western media and its sponsors have gone to great lengths to present Ethiopia as a democratic nation whose economy is growing by “double digits”. The suffering Ethiopian people know better but have been muffled and prevented from expressing their aspirations and dreams by a minority mercenary regime. Over the last decade, Ethiopia has been hailed as the “fastest growing non-oil economies” in Africa, maintaining a double-digit annual economic growth rate. Ethiopia’s Gross Domestic Product may have grown (court is still out on that) but according to Simon Kuznets, “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income.” The measure was never intended as much more than a useful accounting device.

Reports on Ethiopia’s GDP say:

  • “…For the past 10 years, the country has registered an average 10.9 real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate and this trend has shown us that the country…

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Solar power to the people: Rap-artist Akon smacks that kerosene out of #Africa, with solar academy June 6, 2015

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“Politics is at the heart of Africa’s energy crisis. The continent’s power utilities are notoriously inefficient. This is partly down to mispricing and underinvestment. But it’s also because utilities are vehicles for political patronage and, in some cases, institutionalised theft.” “The sheer scale of Africa’s energy deficit often fuels a sense of fatalism and paralysis. Yet on the flipside of this crisis are enormous opportunities. Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the world’s most abundant and least exploited renewable energy sources, especially solar power. With the price of solar panels plunging, there are opportunities for firms and governments to connect millions of poor households to affordable small-scale, off-grid systems. This would help the poorest most.” The Guardian, 5 June, 2015.

Rap-artist Akon smacks that kerosene out of Africa, with solar academy

If you haven’t heard any of Akon’s music such as his hit Smack That, you may missed the pun in the headline, and you may have also done yourself a service (depending on your music taste). However, it is outside of music that Akon is really helping humanity. Having already set up his Lighting Africa initiative, Akon, 42, is now setting up a solar academy in Mali, and will enlist the assistance of European solar technicians and experts to supply training programs, equipment and guidance. Solektra International is to partner on the project. The solar academy will teach students how to install and maintain solar powered electricity systems and microgrids. “We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities,” said Akon Lighting Africa co-founder Samba Baithily. “We now need to consolidate African expertise.” “We expect the Africans who graduate from this center to devise new, innovative, technical solutions,” added Niang. “With this academy, we can capitalize on Akon Lighting Africa and go further.” Akon’s Lighting Africa scheme is present in 14 African countries and continues to expand in an effort to help subsidise the cost of installing solar on households who want to switch from the polluting kerosine lamps (which are currently used by almost 250 million people in Africa without electricity), to solar energy. Read more at: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/rap-artist-akon-smacks-that-kerosene-out-of-africa-with-solar-academy-85077

Solar power to the people: how the sun can ease Africa’s electricity crisis

, The Guardian,  5 June 2015

    The scale of the continent’s energy deficit often fuels a sense of fatalism and paralysis. Yet on the flipside of this crisis are enormous opportunities
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A solar panel on a roof in Guinea-Bissau. Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the world’s most abundant and least exploited renewable energy sources, especially solar power. Photograph: WestEnd61/Rex
“We shall make electric light so cheap that only the wealthy can afford to burn candles,” said Thomas Edison, inventor of the modern lightbulb. That was almost a century and a half ago. Today in Africa, 621 million people – two-thirds of the population – live without electricity. And the numbers are rising. A kettle boiled twice a day in the UK uses five times as much electricity as someone in Mali uses in a year. Nigeria is one of the world’s biggest oil exporters but 93 million residents depend on firewood and charcoal for heat and light. On current trends, there is no chance Africa will hit the global target of energy for all by 2030.

Sudanese refugees stand around solar stoves during a training session in Iridimi camp, north-eastern Chad
Sudanese refugees stand around solar stoves during a training session in Iridimi camp, north-eastern Chad. Photograph: Corbis

Unlike droughts, health epidemics and illiteracy, Africa’s energy crisis seldom makes the headlines. Yet the social, economic and human costs are devastating. Inadequate and unreliable electricity undermines investment. Power shortages cut economic growth by 2-4% annually. The toxic fumes released by burning firewood and dung kill 600,000 people a year – half of them children. Health clinics are unable to refrigerate life-saving vaccines and children are denied the light they need to study. Politics is at the heart of Africa’s energy crisis. The continent’s power utilities are notoriously inefficient. This is partly down to mispricing and underinvestment. But it’s also because utilities are vehicles for political patronage and, in some cases, institutionalised theft. Some $120m went missing from the Tanzanian state power utility last year through a complex web of offshore companies. The sheer scale of Africa’s energy deficit often fuels a sense of fatalism and paralysis. Yet on the flipside of this crisis are enormous opportunities. Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the world’s most abundant and least exploited renewable energy sources, especially solar power. With the price of solar panels plunging, there are opportunities for firms and governments to connect millions of poor households to affordable small-scale, off-grid systems.

This would help the poorest most. The latest Africa Progress Panel report, published this week, estimates that 138 million households living on less than $2.50 a day spend $10bn annually on energy-related products, including charcoal, candles and kerosene. Measured on a per-unit cost basis, these poor households pay 60-80 times more for energy than people living in London or Manhattan. Off-grid solar power could slash these costs, releasing resources for productive investment, health and education, driving down poverty and raising life expectancy. If you think this is a pipedream, think again. Bangladesh has installed more than 3.5m off-grid solar power systems, and the figure is set to double over the next few years. The key to success? Financial and technical support from government, allied to new business models. In Africa, a vibrant off-grid solar industry is poised for takeoff. The only thing missing in most countries is government action to support, encourage and enable this investment. Supporting the development of large-scale renewable energy is not just the right thing to do for Africa. It is also the smart thing to do on climate change. One of the symptoms of Africa’s energy poverty is the destruction of forests to produce charcoal for rising urban populations: fewer trees means the loss of vital carbon sinks.

Small-scale solar energy can provide millions of people with a first step on the energy ladder. But it cannot in the medium term fill the energy void left by large-scale utilities. African governments must aim for an annual growth rate in power generation of 10% a year for the next two decades – about five times current levels. Countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda have demonstrated this is possible. Both have simultaneously increased public investment while attracting large-scale foreign investment. Aid donors can help by providing bridging loans and helping to reduce risk.

Throughout history electricity has fuelled the growth that has created jobs, cut poverty, and improved the quality of life. Now, almost 150 years after Edison developed the lightbulb, it is time to spark an African energy revolution. We lack neither the finance nor the technologies to do so: all that’s needed is the vital connection of international cooperation and political will.

  • Kevin Watkins, director of the Overseas Development Institute, is lead author of the 2015 Africa Progress Panel report, Power, People, Planet.

Read more at:- http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2015/jun/05/solar-power-africa-sun-electricity-crisis

Grand developmentalism: MDGs and SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa June 3, 2015

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“Development should be all about satisfying the needs of the people and improving their livelihood patterns. Development should be what the people actually want or need, and not what national governments or global institutions think that the people need or want. The MDGs – as aresult of modernization and neo-liberal ideologies – were articulated and presented by the international agencies as “real development’’ or as legitimate solutions to the development problems of people in the respective countries of the Global South. But in reality, they did not capture the priorities and problems facing the people in those contexts. The issue of sustainability is embedded in what people actually want and people are at the centre of sustainable development. The authors of the MDGs do not find out what the people really want – instead, they designed and formulated the goals on different assumptions, thus reinforcing the existing power relations in the global structure of power.”

“The argument that the Global South is facing problems of development may be generally true, but the problems are not actually defined and understood within the context of situations and everyday realities in the respective countries. It is thus important not to make general statements of development, but to concretise them in relation to the contexts and settings where they are to be applied. Both the MDGs and the SDGs, as general or universal frameworks for global development practice, fail to acknowledge how this general problem finds its expression in the concerned countries.”

 

“…An independent development commission should be inaugurated by the United Nations General Assembly in each country that is signatory to the post-2015 development agenda. The commission should be allowed to perform its responsibilities independently without undue interference from national governments and international institutions. The composition of the commission should include: local activists and NGOs, a national government official, local academics, development experts, a UNDP official and a representative of global financial institutions. The commission should be saddled with matter relating with global development financing, fund disbursement, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of development projects. The commission must also ensure that funds are channelled to approved projects, projects are executed according to approved standards and reflect the real costs of the projects. In evaluating the projects, the commission should develop its own yardstick for measuring whether targets and indicators outlined to actualise (a) particular goal(s) are achieved or not. This will help to checkmate the griming reality of weak state institutions, corruption and mismanagement that undermined the performance of the MDGs especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.” – A. Bayo Ogunrotifa, Pambazuka  News,    Issue 728

 

Grand developmentalism: MDGs and SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa

A. Bayo Ogunrotifa*, Pambazuka  News, Issue 728

INTRODUCTION

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, international development efforts have been coalesced around the framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are a set of ambitious goals and national targets put forward and ratified by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger – however, a significant progress towards reaching the targets has been notably achieved or deemed successful in some countries but in others, especially in sub-Sahara Africa, the progress has been marginal or deemed unsuccessful. A variety of factors has been attributed to this failure: over-ambitious goals themselves and unrealistic expectations (Clemens & Moss 2005); aid dependence over growth and self-reliance (Manning 2010); lack of ownership and commitment (Amin 2006; Ogunrotifa 2012); limited state capacities and governance incapabilities (Mishra 2004; Oya 2011); non-emphasis on sustainable development (Sachs 2012); evaluation and implementation problems (Fukuda-Parr & Greenstein); and the failure to take into account different national realities, capacities and development levels (Rippin 2013).

The outlined factors are just symptoms and not the real issue that undermine the achievement of the MDGs in Africa. The fundamental trouble associated with the MDGs is the way in which goals, targets and indicators articulated in the programme of the MDGs are conceived, defined and formulated, which are in sharp contrast to the real world situation and do not reflect the true picture of what is on ground in Africa. This is regarded as ‘’grand developmentalism’’—the general and narrow way in which development issues are defined and problematized takes priority over questions posed by the empirical world.

This has important implications on international discussions on the post-2015 development agenda that emphasises the incorporation of visionary indigenous and independent development paths and ideas on the successor agenda to the expiring MDGs (the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) that is currently in discussion.

WHAT IS ‘GRAND DEVELOPMENTALISM?’

The term ‘grand developmentalism’ was coined from the notion of conceptual fetishism articulated by C. Wright Mills in his treatise on sociological imagination (1959). Mills argues that abstracted empiricism loses its grip on social reality by prioritising methods rather than the problems of the empirical world. Mills posits that grand theory engages in a fetishization of abstract concepts in place of genuine and substantive problems of the empirical world.

In other words, it is the concepts rather than the actual problems that are of paramount importance to grand theorists. However, grand theory is particularly relevant to this paper because of its engagement with development discourse. Grand developmentalism is the dialectical engagement of grand theory but goes beyond the remit of the later. In grand developmentalism, development issues are problematized on the basis of narrow or general definition without adequate empirical grounding, such that the conceptual frames and schemes are created on the basis of a narrow problem definition. If the problem definition is flawed, the conceptual schemes, variables and methodology to interrogate the issue and arrive at workable solutions, will also be flawed, while the evaluation and implementation process will be problematic.

Development I define in this paper as solving the social problems of the people (citizens) in socio-culturally appropriate and locally sustainable ways, as they [problems] are experienced, perceived and understood by the people. This definition is in sharp contrast to the western-centric development paradigm that conceived the global north as ‘’developed’’ and the Global South as “underdeveloped’’ and that the latter needs to be more modern and develop by catching up with the former. International agencies (as appendages of the western imperialistic establishment) reinforce this development paradigm by ensuring that they control the aspirations of the Global South, and redefine their problems, priorities and realities in a way that has nothing to do with the actual situations.

Grand developmentalism lost all contact with the social, cultural and historical dimension of development of the societies it purports to offer solutions because it works at a high level of generality and superficiality. Given the degree of generality in its problem definition, grand developmentalism creates concepts that are suitable to the narrowly defined problem, whereas concepts should have been derived from the empirical world. This therefore negates the contextual and specific problem of development it seeks to analyse and proffer solutions.

MDGS: A FORM OF GRAND DEVELOPMENTALISM

The Millennium Development Goals are an outcome of the United Nations Millennium summit held in the year 2000. The origin of the MDGs goes back much further in time, and some of the most important components will be discussed in this paper. In fact, it is important to strip the MDGs naked in order to flesh out their basis, compositions and essentials. The MDGs comprise of 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators. The goals and targets have been set (mostly) for 2015, using 1990 as a benchmark or baseline. They evolve out of the ‘resolutions of 23 international conferences and summits held between 1990 and 2005’ (Rippin 2013). They are clearly worked out by an ‘’Inter-agency and Expert Group on the Millennium Development Goal Indicators (IAEG), consisting of experts from the DAC, World Bank, IMF and UNDP’’ (Manning 2009; c.f. Hulme 2009; Hulme 2010). The development as understood in the MDGs is a reflection of neo-liberalism and a modernisation approach that seeks to reinforce the hegemony of the Western economic model in the Global South, and strengthen their mainstream development discourse. The 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators articulated in the MDGs programme are quantitative in nature, design and outlook. They are designed to be evaluated and measured in a statistical format[1] .

The most obvious shortcomings associated with the quantitative approach are that they do not reveal the real life situations or subjective dimension of the life world of the people, context and settings under study. These goals, targets and indicators are the perfect example and reflections of grand developmentalism as they imply that development “research starts with a concern for numbers or measurement, which it elevates over the specific qualities of the empirical world it is attempting to analyse’’ (Gane 2012: 154). Technocrats of the respective agencies are unduly rigid towards the use of quantitative methodology and techniques – which is not wrong in itself, but in this case implies the impositions of quantitative techniques on all aspects and dimensions of development issues and problems regardless of the specific contexts and demands of the empirical world. The sort of difficulties inherent in the MDGs stemmed from the philosophical and methodological foundations that underpin the conception of the programme itself. The MDGs as a form of grand developmentalism can be expressed exemplary in the following ways:

POVERTY REDUCTION AND HUNGER

The targets and indicators used to define, measure and tackle poverty and hunger obscure the nature of reality or real life experience of poverty in developing countries. Questions that need to be asked instead are: what are the natures of poverty in different countries of the Global South (but also Global North)? Is the poverty situation in Nigeria the same as the nature and level of poverty in Bangladesh and Vietnam? How is poverty seen and defined by the people in developing countries? What are policies that generate and engender poverty? Does the poverty situation transcend the global yardstick of US$1 per day [1993 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)], or rather, what are the cultural, social, historical and moral dimensions of poverty? The established targets of reducing by half the proportion of people whose income is less than US$1 a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger is a one-size-fit-all yardstick that cannot adequately measure poverty and hunger. This is a danger of grand developmentalism.

GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

The issue of gender and women empowerment features prominently in the third goal of the MDGs, and this intersects with primary education with respect to equality between boys and girls in terms of primary school enrolment. However, it is unclear what forms and shape gender takes in developing countries as far as the MDGs are concerned. Inability to understand how gender is entrenched and shapes the everyday lives of people in different places will affect efforts being made to address gender inequality in access to education and women empowerment. The MDGs failed to adequately capture the social, cultural and historical contexts that underpinned and shaped gender in developing countries; and the sorts of cultural beliefs and practices that promote gender inequality in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). In fact, without delving into the questions of what sorts of cultural practices inhibit girls’ education and what forms of national policies promote gender inequality in education enrolment and attainment, achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment will remain unrealistic and vague.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

The most important targets to achieve environmental sustainability—which is the seventh goal of the MDGs—is to integrate the principles of sustainable development into national and global policies; reduce-by-half the proportion of people who have no access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation; and to improve the living conditions of slum dwellers. The indicators to achieve these targets seemed unrealistic and unworkable. This stems from the fact that the MDGs did not take into consideration the low level of industrialisation, the contribution of carbon emission to global carbon emission, and the policies and programmes that undermine the sustainable provision of clean drinking water in the Global South. The complexities inherent in the local realities of environmental sustainability make the targets and indicators impracticable. Furthermore, it is problematic that the western world, which is entirely responsible for the environmental problems the Global South is facing, is not mentioned in this goal and, even more remarkable, is not even asked to reduce their emissions or to make drinking water available by not letting firms like Nestlé etc. privatise the drinking water of the world! As a form of grand developmentalism, the issue posed by environmental sustainability in the MDGs did not address the nature of capitalistic policies that promote environmental problems in the Global South. This indicates that the important targets responsible for environmental problems in the Global South as far as the MDGs are concerned are neglected while unrealistic targets are put forward.

UNRELIABLE SOURCE OF FINANCING

The implementation of programmes and projects required a guaranteed financial war chest to achieve its overall targets and objectives. Yet, as far as the MDGs are concerned, there is no guaranteed financial outlay or specialised savings and international gold reserve for their attainment. The means to finance MDG measures are based on financial pledges and commitments from the Global North. The financial commitment from developed countries is premised on the condition that recipient countries must operate openly and non-discriminatory towards the global trading and financial system. This is meant by the “global partnership for development’’. Basically, it determines that poorer countries must be part of a neo-liberal system that requires recipient countries to open their markets for all goods from the North before they can receive Official Development Assistance (ODA), aid and grants, and debt relief from the latter. This is not only problematic because donor countries may experience financial crises and economic recession and may not be able to fulfil their financial commitment and pledges. It may render aid dependent relationships futile and put the attainment of the MDGs into serious challenges. As the source of financing is not based on the size of the economies and the GDP of the respective LDCs but depends on foreign aid as the main source of financing, there is no independent financial pathway for developing countries to achieve the MDGs other than ODA, debt relief, aid and grants articulated in the eighth goal.

EVALUATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF MDGS

The millennium declaration that paves way for the endorsement of the MDGs in the global space was made in 2000 while the benchmark of its implementation was backdated to 1990. Technically, there was a period of 15 years to implement the MDGs across different societies in the LDCs. But it is unclear how the MDGs would be implemented in the Global South within the said period. Are the MDGs producing the intended effect? Are there targets set for each year? How are the targets going to be achieved? How much does it cost to achieve the targets? Whose agencies or institutions are saddled with the responsibility of monitoring, evaluating and implementing the MDGs? Do beneficiaries of development projects talk back about the effects of the projects? When they do, are their voices reflected as ‘’native’’ point of view or disciplined and translated to institutional points of view?

While in some settings in the Global South, measurement, evaluation and implementation are being taken seriously inability to take these questions in some settings into consideration constitutes a problem for measuring the progress and performance of the MDGs’ progress such that “even in the case of countries with a perceptible acceleration of progress consideration doubt has been raised whether this acceleration is the result of real national commitment or rather an effort of ‘speaking the language’ in order to secure donors’ support’’ (Rippin 2013: 19). This problem of evaluation and implementation makes the MDGs a form of grand developmentalism.

SUSTAINABILITY DEFICIT

The third critique is the huge sustainability deficit inherent in the MDGs. Development should be all about satisfying the needs of the people and improving their livelihood patterns. Development should be what the people actually want or need, and not what national governments or global institutions think that the people need or want. The MDGs – as aresult of modernization and neo-liberal ideologies – were articulated and presented by the international agencies as “real development’’ or as legitimate solutions to the development problems of people in the respective countries of the Global South. But in reality, they did not capture the priorities and problems facing the people in those contexts. The issue of sustainability is embedded in what people actually want and people are at the centre of sustainable development. The authors of the MDGs do not find out what the people really want – instead, they designed and formulated the goals on different assumptions, thus reinforcing the existing power relations in the global structure of power. Sustainability here is linked significantly to ownership, participation and power-relations. The centrality of sustainable development indicates that people’s ownership and participation in the development conception and design will promote the sustainability of such project. I believe that people protect and sustain development projects that emanate from them and address their needs and wishes. The MDGs are suffering from sustainable deficits because there is no provision for how the projects would be sustained by the people who are the end-users.

A NOTE ON THE PROPOSED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)

The UN and other international (development) agencies are currently working on post-2015 development agenda. Following the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro (2012), an Open Working Group was established to develop a set of sustainable development goals that will be part ofthe UN development agenda beyond 2015.[2]

From the outline of the SDG proposal, it is already clear that the basic premise underlying development is still unchanged. The development paradigm is still a top-down approach; implying that the Global South is incapable of facilitating its own development without external assistance and seeks to foster aid-dependent relationships. The SDG proposal implies the notion that the respective countries of the Global South are incapable of driving and engendering their own developmental initiatives. The SDG proposal as a development programme is founded on the basis of modernisation and neo-liberal approaches whose rendition serves as the prism that shapes the orientation and mandate of international agencies towards acting as a sole repository of ‘legitimate’ development solutions that will ensure that development in the Global South is fast-tracked to the pace of development in the global north without having to undergo latter’s historical circumstances and processes. This imposition of development strategies and ideas on the Global South is the basis of grand developmentalism as people in the Global South are not allowed to control their development destiny and define their problems and priorities in relations to their respective local realities. This inhibits the ability of the Global South to develop according to their own pace, capacities and realities.

What is questionable in the proposal is how different national priorities and realities are taken into consideration. The SDGs set global targets for measuring development, with the authors of the SDGs assuming that those goals and targets are the legitimate solutions to development problems faced by the respective countries in the Global South, which they will not object to. What will be problematic in the proposed SDGs is that the definition of development problems and priorities will be put together in some capital city of the Global South where “policy is thus bureaucratised and depoliticised through ‘commonsense’’ practices such as planning and strategies” (Escobar 1991: 667) which are exogenous to social and political situations or been derived vis-à-vis grassroots movements.

Third, the SDGs are the rehash of the MDGs in terms of financing. Huge development projects and programmes implicit in the SDGs require guaranteed levels of financing for them to be executed and implemented. So far, it is not clear at all how guaranteed financial outlay or specialised savings and international gold reserve for the attainment of the SDGs are spelt out – and whether the third conference on financing for development in July 2015[3] will see an end to this.

Finally, the notion of ‘’sustainability’’ in the SDGs document is vague. What sorts of social relations to the grassroots are involved in the design, planning and implementation of development projects? What forms of power do the SDGs foster or undermine? The fundamental crux of the proposed SDGs is that international agencies’ notion of development articulated in the document prioritised and privileged bureaucratic and institutional definition of the problem rather than the actual problems obtained in local contexts. Sustainability in the SDG case is non-existent because people in the Global South are not the driver nor are they at the centre of such sustainable development initiatives, and as such, they are incapable of sustaining development projects that are not of their own making.

CONCLUSION: TOWARDS A POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

The argument that the Global South is facing problems of development may be generally true, but the problems are not actually defined and understood within the context of situations and everyday realities in the respective countries. It is thus important not to make general statements of development, but to concretise them in relation to the contexts and settings where they are to be applied. Both the MDGs and the SDGs, as general or universal frameworks for global development practice, fail to acknowledge how this general problem finds its expression in the concerned countries.

As far as the discussion on the post-2015 development agenda is concerned, a participatory process must urgently be facilitated. It must start from grassroots development research where local activists, anthropologists, sociologists and NGOs are engaged with a view to mapping out the real development problems faced by the people and identify sustainable solutions to them. The participatory process should proceed towards national consultations where policy makers, economists, and development experts are engaged in debates, deliberations and discussions about the findings of grassroots development research. Through this participatory medium, national capacity, the characteristics of the economy (i.e. GDP), and a country’s financial state would have to be taken into consideration and formulated into national priorities, targets and indicators for achieving national development goals. Thereafter, a thematic consultation between the national governments and global institutions should be facilitated. This would ensure that important national development issues with differentiated targets that reflect a universal goal framework are derived in a participatory process.

Secondly, an independent development commission should be inaugurated by the United Nations General Assembly in each country that is signatory to the post-2015 development agenda. The commission should be allowed to perform its responsibilities independently without undue interference from national governments and international institutions. The composition of the commission should include: local activists and NGOs, a national government official, local academics, development experts, a UNDP official and a representative of global financial institutions. The commission should be saddled with matter relating with global development financing, fund disbursement, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of development projects. The commission must also ensure that funds are channelled to approved projects, projects are executed according to approved standards and reflect the real costs of the projects. In evaluating the projects, the commission should develop its own yardstick for measuring whether targets and indicators outlined to actualise (a) particular goal(s) are achieved or not. This will help to checkmate the griming reality of weak state institutions, corruption and mismanagement that undermined the performance of the MDGs especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Finally, a fundamental re-examination of global development financing from aid dependent relationship (over-reliance on ODA as enshrined in the MDGs) to available domestic fiscal affordability is needed. This will help to create independent financial pathways for LDCs to achieve the development goals at their own pace and level of development. Rather than relying on donor’s agencies and international institutions in implementing all development goals and targets, the financial gap between country’s fiscal capabilities and national priorities has to be plugged through debt relief, ODA and financial aid from international institutions.

Conclusively, the ideas and practices of global sustainable development that would come after 2015 should be developed in relation to the complexities of development issues in the LDCs and not on abstract agendas and strategies that are constituted in a universalistic frame. This will incorporate the perspectives of the North and the Global South in the participatory process of drawing up a new agenda that will reflect a win-win situation where strategic ‘’engagement of local mobilization with global discourses, and of local discourses with the global structure of power’’ as Cooper (1997: 85) brilliantly captured, are entrenched.
* A. Bayo Ogunrotifa teaches at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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The Tigray only and unbalanced discriminatory growth: Severity of poverty increases in Ethiopia, UNDP reveals in its National Human Development Report 2014 which was launched on 1st May 2015. May 3, 2015

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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

-George Orwell, Animal Farm

“The very common way that the EPRDF and its agents try to shift the public attention from lack of human and democratic rights and the daylight looting of the country’s resources, is by referring to the ‘impressive’ economic development registered in their rule. If they are talking about the only region that they are exclusively devoted to developing, then, they are absolutely right.”

https://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/opinion-why-ethiopias-growth-rhetoric-is-faulty-africa/

In TPLF /Tigray dominated minority tyrannic regime of Orwellian social and development policy, all nations and nationalities  in theory are equal in Ethiopia, but in reality Tigray  is more equal than others. This is not a development process.

According to UNDP report, while more than  45% of children in Tigray have achieved Net Lower Secondary Enrollment, the statistics for Oromia is only 16.9%, very huge inequality variations. The report indicated that  while Human development Index (HDI) of Tigray is the highest (above national average),  states  such as Oromia,  Afar, Ogaden and Amhara have the lowest HDIs, below the national HDI of 0.461. These are the outcomes of Tigray only, exclusionist, social, economic and development policies of the ruling regime. UNDP is not exposing the Tigray only growth and development strategy but we can read from its data and graphs.

Ethiopia, expected years of schooling Ethiopia, National Human Development Report 2014 expected year of schooling by regions

As the TPLF has been engaged (https://oromiaeconomist.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/amnesty-internationals-report-because-i-am-oromo-a-sweeping-repression-in-oromia/) in destabilizing, robbing and massive evictions of people from their ancestral home and land grabs in Oromia, by all sorts of engagement, resource and soil transfers,   it has conducting massive  subsidized development  in its Tigray home. In other studies,  BBC Magazine in its 20th April 2015 publication  under the title ‘ Turning Ethiopia’s desert green,’reports: ” A generation ago Ethiopia’s Tigray province was stricken by a famine that shocked the world. Today, as Chris Haslam reports, local people are using ancient techniques to turn part of the desert green. In the pink-streaked twilight, a river of humanity is flowing across Tigray’s dusty Hawzien plain. This cracked and desiccated landscape, in Ethiopia’s far north, occupies a dark corner of the global collective memory. Thirty years ago, not far from here, the BBC’s Michael Buerk first alerted us to a biblical famine he described as “the closest thing to hell on earth”. Then Bob Geldof wrote Do They Know It’s Christmas? – a curious question to ask of perhaps the world’s most devoutly Christian people – and thereafter the name Tigray became synonymous with refugees, Western aid and misery. The Tigrayan people were depicted as exemplars of passive suffering, dependent on the goodwill of the rest of the planet just to get through the day without dying. But here, outside the village of Abr’ha Weatsbaha, I’m seeing a different version. From all directions, streams of people are trickling into that human river.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32348749.

Martin Plaut’s analysis which is based on world banks report is also interesting and important to refer here which is as follows:-

The World Bank has just published an authoritative study of poverty reduction in Ethiopia. The fall in overall poverty has been dramatic and is to be greatly welcomed. But who has really benefited?

This is the basic finding:

In 2000 Ethiopia had one of the highest poverty rates in the world, with 56% of the population living on less than US$1.25 PPP a day. Ethiopian households experienced a decade of remarkable progress in wellbeing since then and by the start of this decade less than 30% of the population was counted as poor.

There are of course many ways of answering the question – “who benefited” – were they men or women, urban or rural people. All these approaches are valid.

The Ethnic Dimension

But in Ethiopia, where Ethic Federalism has been the primary driver of government policy one cannot ignore the ethnic dimension.

Here this graph is particularly telling:

Ethiopia poverty reduction

Tigray first

The answer is clear: it is the people of Tigray, whose party, the TPLF led the fight against the Mengistu regime and took power in 1991, who benefited most. What is also striking is that the Oromo (who are the largest ethnic group) hardly benefited at all.

This is what the World Bank says about this: “Poverty reduction has been faster in those regions in which poverty was higher and as a result the proportion of the population living beneath the national poverty line has converged to around one in 3 in all regions in 2011.”

The World Bank does little to explain just why Tigray has done (relatively) so well, but it does point to the importance of infrastructure investment and the building of roads. It also points to this fact: “Poverty rates increase by 7% with every 10 kilometers from a market town. As outlined above, farmers that are more remote are less likely to use agricultural inputs, and are less likely to see poverty reduction from the gains in agricultural growth that are made. The generally positive impact of improvements in infrastructure and access to basic services such as education complements the evidence for Ethiopia that suggests investing in roads reduces poverty.”

Not surprisingly, the TPLF under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and beyond concentrated their investment on their home region – Tigray. The results are plain to see.  https://martinplaut.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/ethiopias-poverty-reduction-who-benefits/

In its  2014 National Human Development Report, which has been written on the theme of “Accelerating Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Human Development in Ethiopia,”  UNDP indicates that 25 million Ethiopians currently remain trapped in poverty and vulnerability. This and many Ethiopians just above the poverty line are vulnerable to shocks and food insecurity. Maternal health care has lagged well behind other health statistics and the availability of effective health care is inconsistent across the country. UNDP’s educational indicators suggest ongoing problems with the quality of education, as shown by retention rates and educational performance markers.  UNDP says, perhaps most worrying from the standpoint of inclusive growth are the high rates of un- and underemployment in both urban and rural areas, especially as large numbers of productive jobs for the poor and near-poor are needed under current and projected labour market trends. Economic growth over the past decade has generally meant an increase in productivity and output levels in some parts of the economy, but these have been accompanied by increasing severity of poverty.  The absolute number of the poor is roughly the same as 15 years ago and a significant proportion of the population hovers just above the poverty line and is vulnerable to shocks. Moreover, the severity of poverty 2 increased from 2.7 per cent in 1999/2000 to 3.1 per cent in 2010/11 (MoFED, 2013b). The prevalence of vulnerabilities  and food insecurity are  on the rise.

According to UNDP report, during the last three years (2010/11-2012/13), inflation was in double digits. The inflation rate, which was 18 per cent in 2010/11, increased to 33.7 per cent in 2011/12, declined to 13.5 per cent in 2012/13 and fell further to 8.1 per cent in December 2013. Other studies demonstrate that inflation figures have always been in double digits including 2013 and 2014 and at present.

Further,  UNDP says with a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.435 in 2013, the country is still classified as a “low human development” country, based on UNDP’s Human Development Index. Even though Ethiopia is one of the 10 countries globally that has attained the largest absolute gains in its HDI over the last several years,  in the most recent Human Development Report (2014) Ethiopia ranks 173rd out of 187 countries. Thus,  its Human Development Index (HDI) has not moved appreciably during the past decade, when compared with other developing countries that have registered similar growth rates. Looking at the HDI values of Seychelles, Tunisia and Algeria, which are in the high HDI bracket, and the other 12 African countries, which are in the medium HDI bracket, the major reasons why Ethiopia is still in the low HDI bracket are low education performance (particularly low mean years of schooling) and low GNI per capita. The minimum mean years of schooling and GNI per capita for medium HDI countries were 3.5 years and US$3,000, respectively in contrast to Ethiopia’s mean years of schooling of 2.6 years and GNI per capita of US$1,300. The inequality-adjusted Human Development index (IHDI), which is basically the HDI discounted for inequalities, is also computed for Ethiopia. Between 2005 and 2013, the IHDI increased from 0.349 to 0.459 indicating an average human development loss of 0.5 per cent per annum due to inequalities in health, access to education and income. According to (UNDP 2014), Ethiopia’s IHDI for 2013 was 0.307 in contrast to HDI of 0.435 indicating an overall human development loss of 29.4 per cent.

With regard to regional disparities in HDI values, while Tigray is significantly above national average,  the four states of Afar, Somali, Amhara and Oromia have the lowest HDIs, below the national HDI of 0.461.

The outcome of the development  strategy of Tigray only when mathematically averaged to the whole  regions cannot hide TPLF’s Apartheid policy  on Oromia and the rest as it is only the development focus for 5% of the  94 million population. Thus, Tigray is rich but Ethiopia is poor. Ethiopia is rich and fast growing only for development tourists those who lodge in Finfinne and  tour to Tigray to take  a sample and conclude the result for the whole states.

With regard to regional disparities in HDI values, while Tigray is significantly above national average,  the four states of Afar, Somali, Amhara and Oromia have the lowest HDIs, below the national HDI of 0.461.

Another social indicator which  demonstrates that Tigray is more equal than others is  health services. UNDP’s report confirms that there are wide inequalities in the immunization status of children in Ethiopia. Children of educated women, rich households, and  Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) and Tigray State have higher chances of being fully immunized. Children from the richest and middle income households are less likely to have no immunization at all (by 74 per cent and 57 per cent respectively) compared with those from the poorest households. Children from SNNPR, Oromiya and Amhara are 3.82, 7.00 and 3.65 times less likely to be fully immunized compared with those from Tigray, which has the second highest proportion of fully immunized children.  According to UNDP,  a report by Save the Children (2014) also raises concerns about equity in health services citing how immunization coverage is different among different income groups, and between urban and rural areas. According to the report, children from richest households are twice as likely to be immunized compared to those from the poorest households and children in urban areas are twice as likely to be immunized as those in rural areas. Based on revised data from the National Water Sanitation and Health Inventory, national potable water supply coverage increased from 58 per cent to 68.4 per cent between 2009/10 and 2012/13, reflecting an increase in both rural and urban coverage. Even though many health outcomes have improved significantly over the last decade, Ethiopia is still lagging behind on some measures. For example, Ethiopia has still higher than expected shares of malnutrition compared with countries at the same income level. What is especially striking about Ethiopia’s health data is the exceptionally high level of maternal mortality, given Ethiopia’s income level.

UNDP argues that that development can be inclusive and reduce poverty only if all people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate in decision making.

Ethiopia at a Glance (UNDP Report Data)

Ethiopia at glance, UNDP Data

Population: 85.8 million (2013)

GDP: US$46.6 billion (2013)

GDP per capita: US$550 (2013)

Annual Average Br/US$ exchange rate: 18.3 (2012/13)

Life expectancy at birth (years): 62.2 (2013)

Primary school gross enrolment rate (%): 95.3 (2012/13)

Births attended by skilled health professional (%): 23.1 (2012//13)

Contraceptive prevalence rate (%): 28.6 (2011)

Literacy rate (% of both sexes aged 15 and above): 46.7 (2011)

Unemployment rate (urban) (%): 16.5 (2012/13)

Unemployment rate among urban youth (15-29) (%): 23.3 (2011/12)

Areas further than 5 km from all-weather roads (%): 45.8 (2012/13)

Mobile phone subscribers (million): 23.8 (2012/13)

Poverty incidence (%): 26.0 (GTP/APR 2012/13)

HD Index: 0.435 (2013) HDI rank: 173/187 (2013)

http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/nhdr2015-ethiopia-en.pdf

Poverty and Underdevelopment in Low Income Countries May 2, 2015

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Poverty can be an outcome of inefficient use of common resources and a result of exclusive mechanisms. Weak policy environment, inadequate infrastructures, weak access to technology and credits can cause poverty. Poverty can also result from the use of mechanisms by some groups in a society or community to exclude others from participating in democratic and economic development process (Ajakaiye and Adeyeye, 2002). This is defined by Hazell and Haddad ( 2001) as social deprivation…From the different reasons mentioned above in relation to poverty in developing countries, it is clear that strategies to alleviate poverty and help poor people must aim at improving the productivity and the living conditions of smallholder farmers and landless agriculture workers who constitute the majority of poor people. Furthermore, agriculture is seen as central to rural development. It is the major economic driver, the hub of rural activities, and permanent estate (IRG, 2002). The improvement in agriculture productivity is based on agricultural research and improved technologies. In many developing counties government must play an important role in this domain. However poor people may benefit from agriculture productivity only if favorable macroeconomic and trade policies good infrastructure and access to credit, land, and markets is in place.

As far as land is concerned, government in many developing countries must undertake land reform program not only for a better distribution of land but also to create mechanism capable to define and enforce property right. Land reform can promote smallholder entry into the market, reduce inequalities in land distribution, increase efficiency and thus boost output.

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The ubiquitous problem of poverty continues to confound development practitioners, politicians and researchers alike. In spite of countless efforts to eliminate poverty over the past decade, 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day and 880 million people still live on less than $1. Most of these depend on agriculture for their livelihoods (World Development Report, 2008). While some progress has been made in some countries, the ambitious goal of halving poverty by the year 2015 appears like it will not be achieved. The objective of this paper is to characterize the problem of poverty and attempt to proffer possible insights on pathways that may jettison the rural poor out of misery into prosperous economic agents with a brighter hope for the future.

An Anatomy of Poverty

Poverty is a multifaceted concept. It affects many aspects of the human conditions, including physical, moral and psychological. povertyAccording to Sen…

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We don’t know how many people around the world are living in poverty April 20, 2015

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‘We live in a era of big data, but developing countries are suffering from a data drought: governments and the international community know less about the world’s poorest than they think….While the World Bank estimates that the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day is 1.01 billion, the report claims the number could be up to 350 million more than that…The report, which was based mostly on secondary research, publicly available databases, and original interviews, also claims that maternal mortality figures for sub-Saharan Africa in 2013 could be double the stated 133,000, and the number of people living with HIV/AIDS could have been overstated by 20%…“We take for granted that statistics are based on fact, and that they’re scientific or empirical when often they’re not—they’re estimations or political negotiations,” Elizabeth Stuart, a research fellow at the ODI tells Quartz…There are many reasons for this data dearth. Populations in developing countries often live either in highly spread out or dense, shifting communities like urban slums, making traditional data collection methods, such as censuses and household surveys, expensive, too infrequent and potentially dangerous. Over 40% of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have not had a survey in seven years.’

Ethiopia’s poverty reduction – who benefits? February 20, 2015

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Tigray first

The answer is clear: it is the people of Tigray, whose party, the TPLF led the fight against the Mengistu regime and took power in 1991, who benefited most. What is also striking is that the Oromo (who are the largest ethnic group) hardly benefited at all.

This is what the World Bank says about this: “Poverty reduction has been faster in those regions in which poverty was higher and as a result the proportion of the population living beneath the national poverty line has converged to around one in 3 in all regions in 2011.”

The World Bank does little to explain just why Tigray has done (relatively) so well, but it does point to the importance of infrastructure investment and the building of roads. It also points to this fact: “Poverty rates increase by 7% with every 10 kilometers from a market town. As outlined above, farmers that are more remote are less likely to use agricultural inputs, and are less likely to see poverty reduction from the gains in agricultural growth that are made. The generally positive impact of improvements in infrastructure and access to basic services such as education complements the evidence for Ethiopia that suggests investing in roads reduces poverty.”

Not surprisingly, the TPLF under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and beyond concentrated their investment on their home region – Tigray. The results are plain to see.

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The World Bank has just published an authoritative study of poverty reduction in Ethiopia. The fall in overall poverty has been dramatic and is to be greatly welcomed. But who has really benefited?

This is the basic finding:

In 2000 Ethiopia had one of the highest poverty rates in the world, with 56% of the population living on less than US$1.25 PPP a day. Ethiopian households experienced a decade of remarkable progress in wellbeing since then and by the start of this decade less than 30% of the population was counted as poor.

There are of course many ways of answering the question – “who benefited” – were they men or women, urban or rural people. All these approaches are valid.

The Ethnic Dimension

But in Ethiopia, where Ethic Federalism has been the primary driver of government policy one cannot ignore the ethnic dimension.

Here this graph is particularly telling:

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10 of the Richest (and Poorest) Countries in the World. #Ethiopia #Africa February 16, 2015

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The difference between rich and poor countries

10 of the Richest (and Poorest) Countries in the World
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When politicians and motivational speakers are trying to excite and inspire an audience, they’ll often talk about America as “the land of opportunity,” or as the most “powerful nation in the world.” And, while these sentiments absolutely hold some degree of truth, America is by no means number one on every chart, wiping the floor with every other nation in every area.

Several other developed nations rank higher than America in regards to medical care, and even education. In terms of wealth, we’re among the wealthiest nations, but we’re certainly not number one in that area either. Using data from The World Bank, we’ve created a list of some of the richest and poorest nations in the world.

These lists are based on each country’s GDP per capita. That is, the sum value of the all of the finished goods produced within a country during a certain time period (often a year), divided by each country’s middle-of-the-year population. To provide a bit of perspective, we’ve included information on the cost to rent a small furnished apartment in some of these places as well.

10 of the richest countries in the world (ranked in order based on their GDP per capita)

Rank Nation GDP Per Capita (PPP) in USD Monthly rent for a 900-square-foot furnished apartment in an expensive area
1 Luxembourg $110,697.00 $2,260 (in Luxembourg)
2 Norway $100,818.50 $2,539 (in Olso)
3 Qatar $93,714.10 $3,353 (in Doha)
4 Macao SAR, China $91,376.00 $1,864 (in Macao)
5 Switzerland $84,815.40 $3,506 (in Zurich
6 Australia $67,458.40 $2,358 (in Sydney)
7 Sweden $60,430.20 $2,088 in (Stockholm)
8 Denmark $59,831.70 $2,206 in (Copenhagen)
9 Singapore $55,182.50 $3,750 (in Singapore)
10 United States $53,042.00 $4,208 (in New York City)
sources: Expatistan and The World Bank

10 of the poorest countries in the world (ranked in order based on their GDP per capita)

Rank Country GDP Per Capita (PPP)
1 Malawi $226.50
2 Burundi $267.10
3 Central African Republic $333.20
4 Niger $415.40
5 Liberia $454.30
6 Madagascar $463.00
7 Congo, Dem. Rep. $484.20
8 Gambia, The $488.60
9 Ethiopia $505.00
10 Guinea $523.10
Source: The World Bank

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The world’s richest man has a solution to Africa’s hunger problem – and it’s not a good one. #Africa February 7, 2015

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“In our recently released report – The Poor are Getting Richer and Other Dangerous Delusions – we showed that there are now almost double the number of people living on under $2 a day in sub-Saharan Africa than there were in 1981.”

“In fact, the alternatives to industrial agriculture can be more effective in combating hunger. Small-scale sustainable agriculture (agroecology) can, by cutting out the corporates and their fat profit margins, feed more people, more sustainably, than any large-scale farm using patented seed to produce food for export. Indeed, a recent study (using data from 57 developing counties) showed that farmers switching to sustainable methods on average increased their yields by 73 per cent.”

“Instead of trying to fight African farmers into submission and turning them into a disenfranchised corporate labour force, Gates should be promoting their freedom to adopt practices that help improve their livelihoods.” http://leftfootforward.org/2015/02/why-bill-gates-big-bet-for-the-future-is-wrong/

Why Bill Gates’ ‘big bet for the future’ is wrong

By Alex Scrivener is policy officer at Global Justice Now

The world’s richest man has a solution to Africa’s hunger problem – and it’s not a good one

Why Bill Gates’ ‘big bet for the future’ is wrong

He’s done it again. Bill Gates has saved the world.

At least, he has put out his annual letter in which the world’s richest man tells us how well things are going in the world and how a whole host of serious global problems are going to be ‘solved’ soon.

Last year, he devoted his letter to busting three ‘myths that block progress for the poor’. In it, he expounded the triumphalist argument that ‘the world is better than it has ever been’, the implication being that it is aid, alongside the benevolent hand of the market, that has helped people out of poverty.

Unfortunately, the world is not doing as well as he says. In our recently released report – The Poor are Getting Richer and Other Dangerous Delusions – we showed that there are now almost double the number of people living on under $2 a day in sub-Saharan Africa than there were in 1981.

And the countries, like Venezuela and China, where there has been significant poverty reduction have actually received very little aid and have often ignored many of the economic policies advocated by the World Bank, IMF and big business moguls like Gates.

In his new letter, Gates has turned his attention to a more specific set of problems, but the same triumphalist tone dominates.

His ‘big bet’ is that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. Child deaths will fall by half, Africa will be able to feed itself, mobile banking and better software will radically improve the lives of the poor.

I can only hope that he’s right. But if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that if we want to attain these goals, we shouldn’t follow some of the policies that he advocates.

For one of his targets, halving child deaths, Gates doesn’t even say how he sees this happening. Although the reference to pharmaceutical companies donating drugs suggests that he sees the answer in charity by the very companies that are killing many poor people by denying them cheap generic drugs. Suffice to say, I don’t share his optimism on this.

But it is his proposed solution to Africa’s hunger problem which is potentially the most dangerous.

As with pretty much every global problem one could care to mention, Gates’ answer to the problem of African hunger involves business, charity and that wonderfully vague concept of ‘innovation’.

Gates compares crop yields in Africa to those of the USA and concludes that the problem would be solved if only Africa used more intensive farming methods and introduced new strains of corn and wheat.

What he doesn’t say explicitly in the letter, is that these new grains and ‘innovative’ farming methods will come as part of a corporate takeover of African agriculture. Gates’ charitable foundation is a major backer of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a scheme that has been criticized because of the involvement of huge agribusiness corporation Monsanto.

AGRA is based on a similar green revolution in Asia, which raised crop yields at the cost of bringing increased rural inequality and decreased biodiversity. Asia’s green revolution certainly made the food production statistics look better, but the intensive industrial farming methods it favoured were often actually quite damaging for the rural communities the project was theoretically helping.

This is the model that Gates wants in Africa. Out with the inefficient peasant farmers, in with corporate, large-scale, intensive farms.

But if food production increases, isn’t it worth getting rid of peasant farming and replacing it with large-scale farms, despite the negative side-effects?

This argument makes sense on a superficial level. However, while industrial agriculture can increase crop yields, there are other more sustainable ways of achieving the same result.

In fact, the alternatives to industrial agriculture can be more effective in combating hunger. Small-scale sustainable agriculture (agroecology) can, by cutting out the corporates and their fat profit margins, feed more people, more sustainably, than any large-scale farm using patented seed to produce food for export. Indeed, a recent study (using data from 57 developing counties) showed that farmers switching to sustainable methods on average increased their yields by 73 per cent.

Instead of trying to fight African farmers into submission and turning them into a disenfranchised corporate labour force, Gates should be promoting their freedom to adopt practices that help improve their livelihoods.

Another part of the answer may lie in allowing Africa to go back to the future – the continent was self-sufficient in food in the 1960s. Since then, African countries have been forced to open their markets to foreign imports by countries that hypocritically preach the gospel of free markets while heavily protecting their own agricultural industries with subsidies and tariffs. Unravelling this unfair state of affairs could help African producers compete.

Bill Gates probably genuinely believes he is a force for progress. But until he wakes up to the reality that more sustainable and effective alternatives exist to the mainstream corporate solutions, he could end up doing more harm than good.

RAlex Scrivener is policy officer at Global Justice Now

http://leftfootforward.org/2015/02/why-bill-gates-big-bet-for-the-future-is-wrong/

http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/myth-1-poor-are-getting-richer

Africa: How moving beyond GDP may help fight poverty February 2, 2015

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‘GDP is a highly inappropriate measure to gauge progress in Africa and moving beyond GDP will open up creative opportunities to fight poverty and achieve sustainable wellbeing. GDP does not capture informal economies, the contribution of subsistence farming, non-commercial agriculture and other localized forms of production and consumption. Through the introduction of new progress indicators that focus on human wellbeing, health and education, decent work and natural welfare, African countries may be encouraged to promote a different development paradigm . A networked economy, founded on localized forms of self-production and consumption would empower the millions of people that are at the moment left out of the apparent African economic miracle.’

‘Moreover, as an aggregate figure (or as an average, in the case of GDP per capita) it hides unequal distribution of income.  Against this backdrop, it becomes clear that there are important structural reasons why one should be suspicious of the ‘Africa rising’ mantra. Most fastgrowing African economies are heavily dependent on exports of commodities. This means that when commodity prices drop at the global level, African economies languish. More dangerously, it means that the ‘growth’ we have seen in the past few years is largely the result of a statistical mirage. Most natural resources in Africa are not renewable: once they are taken out of the ground, they do not grow back. GDP does not measure the ‘loss’ of selling out the most precious resources African countries possess. What would the picture look like if such losses were deducted from GDP? The World Bank in 2013 adjusted net savings statistics, which subtracts natural resources depletion and environmental damage from national income, gives us the following: African countries have been reducing their wealth at the tune of 1.2% a year. Rather than growing, our continent’s economies have been shrinking.’

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GSDR 2015 Brief How moving beyond GDP may help fight poverty in Africa

 

By Lorenzo Fioramonti*, University of Pretoria

 

The gross domestic product (GDP) is the world’s most powerful statistical measure. Its underlying economic principles have contributed to splitting the planet into two worlds: the ‘developed’ and the ‘developing’ countries and/or the North and the South. Paradoxically, the GDP mantra was imposed on poorer nations in spite of its creators’ conclusion that its approach should not be applied to countries largely dependent on informal economic structures, as these are not considered by income accounts, which are threatened by policies designed to increase GDP (Fioramonti 2013). The economist Simon Kuznets, one of the architects of the GDP system, is also known for having demonstrated how income inequality rises in times of fast GDP growth. His famous ‘curve’ shows how relative poverty is exacerbated, especially in under-industrialized countries, leading to a concentration of resources and income in the hands of a few. This brief makes the argument that GDP is a highly inappropriate measure to gauge progress, especially in the so-called developing world. It will therefore focus on Africa to show how moving beyond GDP may open up creative opportunities to fight poverty and achieve sustainable wellbeing. How the GDP measure is misleading Africa In May 2013, even the billionaire turned philanthropist Bill Gates, who is a fervent supporter of metric-driven approaches to development, publicly contested the validity of GDP: “I have long believed that GDP understates growth even in rich countries, where its measurement is quite sophisticated, because it is very difficult to compare the value of baskets of goods across different time periods,” but this problem is “particularly acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, owing to weak national statistics offices and historical biases that muddy crucial measurements” (Gates 2013). GDP does not capture informal economies, the contribution of subsistence farming, non-commercial agriculture and other localized forms of production and consumption (Jerven 2013). According to estimates published by the IMF in 2002, informal economies accounted for up to 44% of economic output in developing nations, 30% in transition economies, and 16% in the OECD countries (Schneider and Enste 2002), which fall outside the GDP net. Moreover, as an aggregate figure (or as an average, in the case of GDP per capita) it hides unequal distribution of income.  Against this backdrop, it becomes clear that there are important structural reasons why one should be suspicious of the ‘Africa rising’ mantra. Most fastgrowing African economies are heavily dependent on exports of commodities. This means that when commodity prices drop at the global level, African economies languish. More dangerously, it means that the ‘growth’ we have seen in the past few years is largely the result of a statistical mirage. Most natural resources in Africa are not renewable: once they are taken out of the ground, they do not grow back. GDP does not measure the ‘loss’ of selling out the most precious resources African countries possess. What would the picture look like if such losses were deducted from GDP? The World Bank in 2013 adjusted net savings statistics, which subtracts natural resources depletion and environmental damage from national income, gives us the following: African countries have been reducing their wealth at the tune of 1.2% a year. Rather than growing, our continent’s economies have been shrinking. Sierra Leone has experienced net losses of about 20% of its entire GDP, Angola of 40%, Chad of 50% and the DRC of over 57%. The Bank confirms that “in poorer countries, natural capital is more important than produced capital,” thus suggesting that properly managing natural resources should become a fundamental component of development strategies, “particularly since the poorest households in those countries are usually the most dependent on these resources” (World Bank 2006: p. XVI). The real costs of GDP growth in Africa are the elephant in the room of the world’s economic debates. The current GDP paradigm sacrifices nature, which must be commoditized to become productive. It also neglects important components of the real economy, such as the informal sector, because they are not part of the formal market system. Policies that are designed to support GDP growth thus replace the informal (e.g. street vendors, subsistence farming, flea markets, family businesses, household production) with the formal (e.g. shopping malls, commercial farming, large infrastructure). While some can take advantage of this concentration of wealth, many are left behind. The OECD has confirmed the intimate link between rising inequality and GDP growth across the world (OECD 2011). This is further amplified in those countries where the informal economy provides a fundamental safety net to many poor households, as is the case throughout Africa. Why going ‘beyond’ GDP may create new opportunities The GDP model of growth privileges the formal at the expense of the informal, the big at the expense of the small. While complacent politicians, economists and the media celebrate Africa’s GDP ‘miracle’, there is another part of the continent rising. Disillusioned with the limited gains of market society, many Africans are raising their collective voices, whether through service delivery protests (as is the case in South Africa) or through permanent mobilizations (as we have seen in North Africa). This could very well be the beginning of a new era, in which more and more citizens repudiate an economic model that is losing traction also in the West, to explore new forms of human progress. Going beyond GDP in Africa may open a myriad of possibilities to redefine progress in the continent. Through the introduction of new indicators that focus on human wellbeing, health and education, decent work (rather than superficial counting of ‘employment’) and natural welfare, African countries may be encouraged to promote a different development paradigm. Various elements of Africa’s local cultures, from the widely heralded (and often abused) concept of Ubuntu to traditional experiences with cooperative schemes of production and consumption as well as communitydriven governance, may provide a fertile ground for localized and decentralized forms of development, in which enhancing human capabilities will overtake nominal income as the key objective of economic progress. Moreover, the abundance of solar energy should make it possible for entire communities to become energy independent through small-scale offthe-grid solutions, thus reinforcing a transition to a citizens-driven development model, rather than an economic paradigm based on exploitation of nature and mass consumption. A networked economy, founded on localized forms of self-production and consumption, in which the distinction between producers and consumers becomes increasingly fuzzier (this is a concept encapsulated in the idea of ‘prosumers’) would challenge the GDP conceptualizations of production and asset boundary, thus resulting in lower rates of nominal growth. Yet, it3 would empower the millions of people that are at the moment left out of the apparent African economic miracle. It would for instance allow for alternative forms of governance of natural resources, in which local communities would need to identify the best ways to interact with their ecosystems in a sustainable fashion, rather than resorting to the structural exploitation we have seen throughout the continent in times of state-led or market-driven accelerated growth. It would mean respecting the commons for what they are, rather than subjecting them to marketization and commodification as dictated by the GDP mantra.

 

* Lorenzo Fioramonti is the director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (www.governanceinnovation.org). He is one of the leading voices in the ‘Beyond GDP’ debate and the author of the bestselling books Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World’s Most Powerful Number (2013) and How Numbers Rules the World: The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Global Politics (2014), both published by Zed Books. The views and opinions expressed are the authors’ and do not represent those of the Secretariat of the United Nations. Online publication or dissemination does not imply endorsement by the United Nations.

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Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich. #Africa January 11, 2015

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‘The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they’re on.’

Ethiopia: Bad governance and abysmal poverty January 5, 2015

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Ethiopia:  Home of  Thousands  of Garbage Scavangers

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British journalist Caroline Knowles writes that Addis Ababa’s city dump (aka Koshe) as the main source of survival for many poor Ethiopians.  But, Why the Ethiopian government allow its people to live like this? Is it because they don’t know or because they don’t care?

By Caroline Knowles,

MY first sight of Koshe, Addis Ababa’s giant 50-year-old landfill site, is from the highway. It runs alongside it, and away from the road as far as the eye can see: a giant, murky, grey-brown raised area of partially decomposed rubbish, with occasional bright specks of colour. As my hopes rise from having found it, my heart sinks as I try to take it in.

The interpreter I have engaged for this mission through my contacts, a junior academic at Addis Ababa University, is not keen on going ahead. Leaving the taxi and crossing the highway by the bridge, I try to absorb the panoramic view afforded by this elevated viewpoint over the highway. 

This 36-hectare site – shrinking as the city attempts to regulate it – is patrolled from the air by large vultures, diving into the rubbish. Motley crews of wild dogs gambolling and snatching at the soft ground patrol it at ground level. Smoke rises in several places, adding a layer of haze to the murky colour scheme. Yellow bulldozers nose the heap and shift and level it; municipal rubbish trucks and flatbed trucks with skips arrive from all over the city and discharge their contents.

Between the dogs, the birds and the machines there was something else, something I could only slowly take in: 200 to 300 people, dressed in the same murky hues as the rubbish dump, backs bent, hooks in hand, were working on its surface.

Feeling queasy I walk towards the end of the bridge. In order to reach the steps and the rubbish, I must walk past three young men who are using the vantage point of the bridge for surveillance and information gathering. In an unspoken negotiation I don’t understand, they take in my camera, and my shoulder bag containing digital recorders and money, and let me pass. This silent confrontation, between the comforts of my world and the difficulties of theirs, only further develops my anxieties.

Korah dump in Addis Ababa is home to around 130,000 residents of Addis Ababa who survive from the garbage one way or the other

Descending the steps, I walk to the edge of the dump where I am met by the site supervisor and his aides. They want a stamped authorisation of my visit from the relevant municipal department. What looks like a vast area, open to the surrounding countryside, is as closed to me as a Korean petrochemical plant. I turn back and head into the city to secure the relevant authorisation.

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The city dump is an inventory, of a kind, of its material life. Addis in rubbish is not London or Moscow in rubbish. Rubbish provides a crude and deeply flawed account of cities and their social, political and economic contexts. Rubbish displays social, material and income differences.

Indeed, some people’s rubbish provides others with the fabric of their everyday life. Maybe this is the best way to think about Koshe – as a redistribution centre which indexes the differences between people’s life-journeys, refracted through material cultures at their point of disposal.

Korah dump site in Addis Ababa.  Hundreds survive from food that was dumped at the site

Not just the content, the handling of rubbish displays cities too. How cities deal with their rubbish reveals them. It is a major challenge for municipal authorities in Addis, who are only able to deal with two-thirds of the rubbish, distributed in collection points all over a city that is fast expanding – leaving the rest to private contractors and the age-old informal dumping practices on streets and in rivers. Thus rubbish provides a visual commentary on urban citizens’ behaviour as well as the efficacy of municipal governance.

SCRATCHING A LIVING

Getting myself into the rubbish is a story of municipal offices cluttered with old computers, fans, desks, officials and permissions. It is about writing a letter in Amharic explaining what I want to do and why. It is about waiting until the electricity comes back on and we can photocopy my university ID. There are phone calls to the landfill site and arrangements are made. Everybody is charming. I’ve come from London to take a look at the rubbish. Why? I am following a piece of plastic around the world. Really! First world problems!

I go back to Koshe – which means ‘dirty’ in Amharic – and hand over the necessary papers to the site supervisor, in his makeshift office at the roadside of the dump. Minutes later, I am scrambling after him, out on to the rubbish heap, navigating around the dogs which I fear, and the areas where it is soft underfoot and I sink up to my knees. My stomach is churning with fear. My interpreter and I are using Olbas oil to mask the smell.

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We stop north of the main road, where it is firmer underfoot, in the area where the activity is concentrated. This is the place to which the municipal authorities and the site supervisor direct the trucks to dump their loads. A single white towelling slipper, with the Hilton Hotel logo on it, stands out in the grey-brown mush.

This area is a hive of activity that peaks to a frenetic pace with the arrival of new loads, and then falls away, leaving a more continuous stream of slower activity, and a legacy of dust and smoke that gets in everyone’s eyes.

Korah dump site in Addis Ababa.  Hundreds survive from food that was dumped at the site

As rubbish trucks turn off the main road on to the edge of the site, a group of five or six young men jump on the back and ride to the dumping area with it. This puts them at an advantage for grabbing the best items as the truck discharges its load onto the tip, but not without risk. The mechanism that crushes the rubbish occasionally catches a young man in its deadly and disfiguring grasp.

As the young men jump off with the rubbish and begin picking items that catch the eye, the line of men and women, that has formed along both sides of the truck, spring into action, grabbing items and stashing them in woven plastic sacks. These are held tightly in one hand; in the other a homemade metal hook with a white handle, used to grab and dig into the grey-brown surface of the heap, is held. This hooked instrument earns the pickers – sometimes referred to as scavengers – the name ‘scratchers’.

The moment of discharge unleashes a tense scramble for the most valuable items; a competition in which masculine physical strength prevails, and young, agile, women put up a good fight. Scratchers then go on searching, or rest until the next truck arrives, or regroup around the bulldozers unearthing new bounty. The social and material relationships of the dump demand skilled navigation.

From the vantage point of the dump, the scratchers rework the geographies and hierarchies of the city. The tensest flurries of competitive scratching accompany the arrival of trucks from the most affluent areas, with the best rubbish. The Bole area, with its upscale detached housing, mall, hotels and the international airport, sends the most prized items, the cast-offs of affluence, including waste airline food in large green plastic bags, to the dump. Scratchers collect the food discarded by airline passengers for themselves, leaving a large pool of bright green plastic bags, which attracts a herd of goats.

Korah dump site in Addis Ababa.  Awareness campaign to help the thousands of Addis Ababa residents that survived from the garbage

Rubbish from the central part of the city, from international hotels, the African Union HQ buildings and the embassies, is similarly sought after, and monopolised by the fittest young men. Scratchers recognise the sources of rubbish from the colours and types of trucks used by the different sub-cities and private contractors. And they recognise the drivers and their helpers, who regularly work the same areas. The discarded traces of the city’s more affluent lives, especially foreign residents and visitors, most animate the dump. Rubbish logs social inequalities in cities and provides a minimal redress.

The dump has temporal rhythms. Scratchers know what time the trucks arrive from different parts of the city. From 8am through the morning is the busiest time. The dump is geared to municipal collection and transportation. By 5pm things are dying down as the trucks stop for the night, and the scratching continues with fewer scratchers at a slower pace. Bulldozers moving stuff around and digging into the surface of the dump also provide new scratching opportunities, and a lively crowd gathers around them. Scratching is a 24-hour activity, with people arriving after their working day is over. Some scratchers work throughout the night wearing torches attached to headbands. Scratching it seems is a (stigmatised) way of life as much as a way of getting by.

Within the urban geographies of affluence, materials establish another set of hierarchies. Scratchers search for anything they can use for themselves, or resell. Materials have a value in recycling, providing an afterlife for discarded objects. Metals, including nails, are the most valuable booty, and men dominate this, although a few women have ventured into metals too. Wood has value as firewood. Tourist clothes and shoes can be cashed in at the Mercato salvage section. Some scratchers just come to eat.

But plastics are the most ubiquitous material on the dump, and among plastics, water bottles the scratchers refer to as ‘highland’, after a popular brand of bottled water, dominate, and in this niche women prevail.

Scratchers specialise in particular materials. Specialisms result from advice from experienced scratchers, from serendipity, or from knowledge of shifting recycling prices, gathered at the edge of the dump. Here materials are counted or weighed, and turned into cash, with the agents from factories using recycled materials.

A pile of white dusty material arrives from the leather factory. The dogs take up residence. They are ejected by a group of men, who have decided that this is a good place to sit, while waiting for the next truck.

..Why does the Ethiopian government put resources into regulating who can visit their trash dump to make sure that they don’t get too much bad publicity for how their people are being treated instead of investing those resources into getting people out of the dump?

In their working clothes – they scrub up outside of work and look completely different – scratchers are dressed similarly and grimily, making them the same colour as the rubbish heap. Men wear trousers, shirts and tee shirts, baseball caps and sometimes hoodies to protect their heads from the sun. Women wear scarves and baseball caps, skirts, trousers, t-shirts and blouses. Some carry infants on their backs. All wear sturdy shoes, often trainers.

The scratching population numbers 200–300, but expands after holidays with casual pickers. More women than men do it by a ratio of about three to one, and, while people in their 20s and 30s predominate, ages range from teens to seniors. Most live in the villages around the dump in simple, rusted, corrugated iron dwellings, sometimes with satellite dishes. Rubbish has provided a source of local employment and subsistence for generations over its 50-year history, and is firmly embedded in local calculations of subsistence and accumulation.

About 50 scratchers live in cardboard and plastic makeshift shelters off the edge of the dump, safely away from passing vehicles and next to a pen full of pigs. The rubbish sustains rural arrivals, for whom it works as a gateway to the city, as well as long-term residents, whose rural routes have settled into the past, making them locals.

The ministry and its field agents say that the rubbish dump is a source of dangerous working practices by people who, like the rubbish they sort, are consigned to live beyond the limits of civic life. A litany of accidents, deaths and disfigurements as scratchers take risks to recover value, are recited by the site supervisor:

“Food comes from some place and a guy is going into the truck and he is injured and they take him to hospital but he died. Also someone else lost their legs in an encounter with a bulldozer. Two months ago a man who jumped in the truck dropped off when it broke. In recent accidents, two were women. The bulldozer operator has a lot to do to push the garbage. If they see something they want when the bulldozer moves the garbage, they don’t think about their life.”

In living beyond formal systems of governance, this city suburb of rubbish is more like the Somali borderlands, patrolled by contrabandists and gunrunners, than a part of the city. There is a police station nearby, and policing and the justice system are slowly taking back the dump from a parallel system of authority, a mafia of five ‘big men’. The big men control access by scratchers in exchange for fees, making themselves wealthy in the process. But recently, some of them have been imprisoned, shifting the balance of power towards the authorities.

Once far away, a place outside of the city, outside systems of formal employment, taxation, law and municipal governance, Koshe is now on the edge of a city that has grown to meet it in what are fast becoming its upscale southern suburbs. A new development of large detached houses nearby anticipates this future – new housing for those in a position to benefit from rising prosperity, and a consequent shrinkage and rehabilitation of the landfill site. These changes have far-reaching consequences for the scratchers of Koshe.

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NOTE: The above article was first published on The Guardian Newspaper under the title “Inside Addis Ababa’s Koshe Rubbish Tip Where Hundreds Literally Scratch a Living”.  It is an extract from the new book Flip-Flop: A Journey Through Globalisation’s Backroads by Caroline Knowles. (Pluto Press, £18.99).

Source:  Tesfanews.net
Read more at http://www.tesfanews.net/ethiopia-home-for-thousands-of-garbage-scavengers/#IEroeAVG1RmyFU7j.99

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

OromiaALutaContinua2011FDGAlaabaan Mootummaa Wayyaanee Kabaja Ayyaana Sabaa fi Sab-Lammii Mooraa Yuuniversitii M/Walaabuu Irratti Kabajamuuf Fannifame,Barattootaan Harcaafame,Mootummaan Wayyaanees Mufachuun Caasaa Isaa Mooraa Keessatti Walgayii Teesisaa Jira!
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.

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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

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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/

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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

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/oromia/gootota-baratoota-oromoon-jalabultiin-yaadatnoo-fdg-sadaasi-9-mooraa-yuuniversitii-jimmaa-keessatti-bifa-howwaa-taheen-kabajamaa-bule/

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

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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

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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/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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/

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Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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/

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Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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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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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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/

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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/

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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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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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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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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/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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/

Date

Qeerroo Activity and/or Ethiopian government response

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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

Link for details of the news in Afan Oromo

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

 

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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

Qeerroo.org

 

 

 

Gadaa.com

 

 

 

 

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.

 

http://qeerroo.org/2014/08/10/godina-jimmaatti-fdg-jabaachaa-jira-mootummaan-wayyaanee-waan-qabdee-gadhiistuu-dhabuun-sakkattainsa-seeraan-alaan-uummata-shororkeessa-jirti-%E2%80%8F/

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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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…
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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qxnOAYTi16M
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
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/
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/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2W_w_3AaOH4
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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

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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

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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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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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Diddaa Caamsaa 2,2014 Gabaasa Qeerroo

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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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Nutrition is a public issue:The Rome Declaration on Nutrition November 20, 2014

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Rome Declaration on #Nutrition, endorsed by over 170 countries, enshrines everyone’s right to have access to safe, sufficient and nutritious #food and commits governments to preventing malnutrition in all its forms, including hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

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The second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)  endorsed a political outcome document, the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and an accompanying technical Framework for Action to guide its implementation. The Declaration commits countries to eradicate hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition worldwide – particularly undernutrition in children, anaemia in women and children, among other micronutrient deficiencies – as well as reverse the trend in obesity. It aims to do this by increasing investments in food systems to improve people’s diets and nutrition. The Framework proposes the creation of an enabling environment for effective action and for strengthening sustainable food systems, including through investments in pro-poor agriculture and smallholder agriculture to improve diets and raise levels of nutrition; nutrition education and information; social protection; strengthened health systems for addressing specific conditions; improved water, sanitation and hygiene; and improved food safety.

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Ethiopia: Prevalence of undernourishment &the state of food insecurity (in 2012-2014 FAO World Report) September 21, 2014

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The absolute number of hungry people—which takes into account both progress against hunger and population growth—fell in most regions. The exceptions were Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and West Asia.

 

 

The 2014  FAO’s report which is published in September  indicates that while Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst of all regions in prevalence of undernourishment and  food insecurity, Ethiopia (ranking no.1) is the worst of all African countries as 32 .9 million people are suffering from chronic undernourishment and food insecurity. Which means Ethiopia  has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world, in which more than 35%  of its total population is chronically undernourished.

Ethiopia  is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 173 of the 187 countries in the 2013 Human Development Index.See @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index

 

 

FAO in its key findings reports that:  overall, the results confirm that developing countries have made significant progress in improving food security and nutrition, but that progress has been uneven across both regions and food security dimensions. Food availability remains a major element of food insecurity in the poorer regions of the world, notably sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Southern Asia, where progress has been relatively limited. Access to food has improved fast and significantly in countries that have experienced rapid overall economic progress, notably in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia.Access has also improved in Southern Asia and Latin America, but only in countries with adequate safety nets and other forms of social protection. By contrast, access is still a challenge in Sub Saharan Africa, where income growth has been sluggish, poverty rates have remained high  and rural infrastructure remains limited and has often deteriorated.

 

According to the new report, many developing countries have made significant progress in improving food security and nutrition, but this progress has been uneven across both regions and dimensions of food security. Large  challenges remain in the area of food utilization. Despite considerable improvements over the last two decades, stunting, underweight and micronutrient deficiencies remain stubbornly high, even where availability and access no longer pose problems. At the same time, access to food remains an important challenge for many developing countries, even if significant progress has been made over the last two decades, due to income growth and poverty reduction in many countries.Food availability has also improved considerably over the past two decades, with more food available than ever and international food price volatility before. This increase is reflected in the improved adequacy of dietary energy and higher average supplies of protein. Of the four dimensions, the least progress has been made in stability, reflecting the effects of growing political instability.Overall, the analyses reveal positive trends, but it also masks important divergences across various sub- regions. The  two sub- regions that have made the least headway are sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, with almost all indicators still pointing to low levels of food security.On the other hand, Eastern (including South Eastern) Asia and Latin America have made the most progress in improving food security, with Eastern Asia experiencing rapid progress on all four dimensions over the past two decades.The greatest food security challenges overall remain in sub-Saharan Africa, which has seen particularly slow progress in improving access to food, with sluggish income growth, high poverty rates and poor infrastructure, which hampers physical and distributional access. Food availability remains low, even though energy and protein supplies have improved. Food utilization remains a major concern, as indicated by the high anthropometric prevalence of stunted and underweight children under five years of age. Limited progress has been made in improving access to safe drinking-water and providing adequate sanitation facilities, while the region continues to face challenges in improving dietary quality and diversity, particularly for the poor. The stability of food supplies has deteriorated, mainly owing to political instability, war and civil strife.

 

 

Prevalence of undernourishment in Africa/ #Ethiopia

Summary of Africa Scorecard on Number of People in State of Undernourishment / Hunger Country Name  and Number of People in State of Undernourishment / Hunger (2012-2014, Millions):- 

1st  Ethiopia  ( 32.9 million)

2nd Tanzania (17.0)

3 Nigeria (11.2)

4 Kenya (10.8)

5 Uganda (9.7)

6 Mozambique (7.2)

7 Zambia (7.0)

8 Madagascar (7.0)

9 Chad (4.5)

10 Zimbabwe (4.5)

11 Rwanda (4.0)

12 Angola (3.9)

13 Malawi (3.6)

14 Burkina Faso (3.5)

15 Ivory Coast (3.0)

16 Senegal (2.4)

17 Cameroon (2.3)

18 Guinea (2.1)

19 Algeria (2.1)

20 Niger 2.0

21 Central Africa Republic (1.7)

22 Sierra Leone (1.6)

23 Morocco (1.5)

24 Benin (1.0)

25 Togo (1.0)

26 Namibia (.9)

27 Botswana (.05)

28 Guinea Bissau (.03)

29 Swaziland (.03)

30 Djibouti (.02)

31. Lesotho (.02)

Data for South Africa, Sao Tome and Principal, Gabon,  Ghana, Mali, Tunisia, Mauritius and Egypt indicate that Prevalence of undernourishment is insignificant or under .01 million. There are no reported data for  some countries such as Libya, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Burundi and Gambia.

Read  more @ The State of Food Insecurity in the World Strengthening the enabling environment
for food security and nutrition http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4030e.pdf

 

 

Dispossession of local communities in the name of investment: Large scale public-private partnership (mega-PPPs) in Africa September 18, 2014

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In the context of weak land governance and insecure land tenure (estimates suggest that per cent of rural land in Africa is registered), there is a serious risk that mega-PPPs will lead to the dispossession or expropriation of local communities in the name of investment.

 

Inequality is already significant in Africa. Measurements such as the Gini-coefficient show that inequality on the continent is second only to Latin America in its severity. Land transfers to investors threaten to worsen this inequality by creating ‘agricultural dualism’ between large and small farms. This process will remove already diminishing plots of land from family farmers; while the co-existence of large and small farms has been shown to drive inequality and conflict in other contexts.Also, equitable agricultural development requires diverse forms of support to account for ‘different rural worlds’, including contract oversight for commercial producers, the development of local markets for poorer farmers, and job-creation and social protection for marginal groups.

Mega-PPP projects are unlikely to deliver this type of agenda, instead focussing on wealthier, more ‘commercially viable’ farmers and bigger, politically well-connected companies.

 

 

Not So Mega?

The risky business of large-scale PPPs in African agriculture

By Robin Willoughby, Food and Climate Justice policy adviser at Oxfam GB and leader of Oxfam International’s agricultural investment policy work.

 

 

At a large summit on the future of African agriculture last week, the buzzwords were ‘investment opportunities’, ‘transformation’ and ‘public-private partnerships.’

Despite the worthy aims of the hosts ‘A Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA)’, discussion of poverty, rights, gender or inequality was rather absent from the plenary.

The risks of large scale public-private partnership (mega-PPPs) are enormous, particularly in the areas targeted for investment. Huge land transfers are a core component of the mega-PPP agenda.

Mega-PPP projects are focussing less on the needs of poor small-scale farmers and more on wealthier, more ‘commercially viable’ farmers and bigger, politically well-connected companies.

Last week, I attended a large summit on the future of African agriculture in Addis Ababa, hosted by A Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA).

My participation really made me reflect on the problems of ‘groupthink’ within these types of conference, with each of the participants taking it in turns to stand on the podium and agree with one another more and more vociferously. The buzzwords were ‘investment opportunities’, ‘transformation’ and ‘public-private partnerships.’

This narrative is to be expected at a private sector agri-investment conference – but seems confusing when this type of meet-up is designed by philanthropic organisations to address rural poverty and the widespread challenges in African farming. Despite the worthy aims of AGRA, discussion of poverty, rights, gender or inequality was almost entirely absent from the plenary.

As one of the other participants said to me: “if everything is going so well – why are we all here?”

At the summit, I launched an Oxfam Briefing Paper on large-scale public-private partnerships initiatives, which echoes some of these themes.

The report points out that despite the large amount of hype around mega-PPPs such as the New Alliance for Food Security and NutritionGROW Africa, and numerous growth corridor initiatives – there is very little robust evidence on the proposed benefits of these arrangements, around who bears the risks or who holds the power in decision making.

So where do the risks and benefits lie?

The paper shows that public-private partnerships can play an important role in supporting farmers. For example, smaller-scale initiatives such as micro-credit, weather-index insurance and attempts to link farmers into markets offer useful examples of PPPs – particularly when they are co-designed with end-users and local communities.

Oxfam’s work with consumer goods company Unilever in a targeted partnership called Project Sunrise shows that well-designed partnerships can also be used for innovation and learning.

But the risks of mega-PPPs are enormous, particularly in the areas targeted for investment.

Threats to land rights
Land transfers are a core component of the mega-PPP agenda. The total amount of land pegged for investment within just five countries hosting growth corridor initiatives (Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Ghana and Burkina Faso) stands at over 750,000 km² – the size of a country such as France or Ukraine.

Not all of this land will be leased to investors, but the initial offering in these countries stands at 12,500 km² (over 1.2 million hectares) – the amount of land currently in agricultural production in Senegal or Zambia.

In the context of weak land governance and insecure land tenure (estimates suggest that per cent of rural land in Africa is registered), there is a serious risk that mega-PPPs will lead to the dispossession or expropriation of local communities in the name of investment.

The pricing of land can also be set at extraordinarily low levels. The GROW Africa initiative advertised land for lease in Mozambique for $1 per hectare per annum over 50 years. This is around 2,000 times cheaper than comparable land in Brazil – raising concerns that African governments are seriously undervaluing their core assets.

Worsening inequality
Inequality is already significant in Africa. Measurements such as the Gini-coefficient show that inequality on the continent is second only to Latin America in its severity.

Land transfers to investors threaten to worsen this inequality by creating ‘agricultural dualism’ between large and small farms. This process will remove already diminishing plots of land from family farmers; while the co-existence of large and small farms has been shown to drive inequality and conflict in other contexts.

Also, equitable agricultural development requires diverse forms of support to account for ‘different rural worlds’, including contract oversight for commercial producers, the development of local markets for poorer farmers, and job-creation and social protection for marginal groups.

Mega-PPP projects are unlikely to deliver this type of agenda, instead focussing on wealthier, more ‘commercially viable’ farmers and bigger, politically well-connected companies.

Asymmetries of power
Finally, for any form of large-scale public-private partnership to be effective, it requires effective governance to ensure a fair sharing of risks and benefits; and regulation to ensure that more powerful players do not use political and economic clout to capture a dominant position in the market.

These conditions of good governance do not exist, on the whole, in most African countries.

The asymmetries of power within these arrangements can be enormous. In the SAGCOT programme (a mega-PPP in Tanzania), four large seed and agrichemical companies involved in the initiative have combined annual revenues of nearly US$100 billion. That is more than triple the size of the Tanzanian economy.

This raises serious concerns that these companies could lobby for policies that are in their interest and squeeze out small- and medium size enterprise from burgeoning domestic markets.

What are the alternatives?
Is there an alternative to the mega-PPP vision of agricultural development? I think so:

Public sector investment in research and development, extension services and targeted subsidies for credit can spread the benefits of agricultural investment widely and encourage private sector participation in the sector. Currently, governments in Sub-Saharan Africa only spend 5 per cent of their total annual budget on the sector, which is unforgivably low.

Securing land rights for local communities. This will help to ensure that communities within the target area for these schemes are not dispossessed in the name of investment. Secure land tenure also encourages smallholders to invest for themselves in land and productive activities.

Finally, alternative business models such as the development of producer organisations and the clever use of subsidies to encourage local processing facilities can develop agricultural markets without the need for ‘hub’ plantation farms or growth corridors. These models should be explored in more depth as part of a more inclusive PPP agenda.

With some US$6 billion of donor aid committed to further the aims of the New Alliance and $1.5 billion earmarked for growth corridor initiatives, mega-PPPs lead to a fundamental question. Would this money be better spent on lower risk models of agricultural development that give a greater share of the benefits to the poor?

Read more @http://naiforum.org/2014/09/not-so-mega/

Attention to Ethiopia (Africa): Corruption ‘impoverishes and kills millions’ September 4, 2014

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Corruption ‘impoverishes and kills millions’

 

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BBC (4 September 2014) The ONE group says money lost because of corruption would otherwise be spent on school and medicine. An estimated $1tn (£600bn) a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, according to campaigners.A report by the anti-poverty organisation One says much of the progress made over the past two decades in tackling extreme poverty has been put at risk by corruption and crime.

Corrupt activities include the use of phantom firms and money laundering. The report blames corruption for 3.6 million deaths every year.

If action were taken to end secrecy that allows corruption to thrive – and if the recovered revenues were invested in health – the group calculates that many deaths could be prevented in low-income countries.

Corruption is overshadowing natural disasters and disease as the scourge of poor countries, the report says.

One describes its findings as a “trillion dollar scandal”.

“Corruption inhibits private investment, reduces economic growth, increases the cost of doing business and can lead to political instability,” the report says.

“But in developing countries, corruption is a killer. When governments are deprived of their own resources to invest in health care, food security or essential infrastructure, it costs lives and the biggest toll is on children.”

The report says that if corruption was eradicated in sub-Saharan Africa:

  • Education would be provided to an additional 10 million children per year
  • Money would be available to pay for an additional 500,000 primary school teachers
  • Antiretroviral drugs for more than 11 million people with HIV/Aids would be provided

One is urging G-20 leaders meeting in Australia in November to take various measures to tackle the problem including making information public about who owns companies and trusts to prevent them being used to launder money and conceal the identity of criminals.

It is advocating the introduction of mandatory reporting laws for the oil, gas and mining sectors so that countries’ natural resources “are not effectively stolen from the people living above them”.

It is recommending action against tax evaders “so that developing countries have the information they need to collect the taxes they are due” and more open government so that people can hold authorities accountable for the delivery of essential services.

Read more @ original source:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29049324

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-29040793

Poverty on the Streets of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) September 4, 2014

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Poverty on the Streets of Addis Ababa

Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Meredith Maulsby

September 2, 2014 (The baines report) — Poverty can easily be seen throughout the capital of Ethiopia, but nowhere is it more evident than when you pass a beggar on the street.  Beggars are everywhere in Addis Ababa, and they represent a vast range of demographics. There are men, women, children of all ages and conditions– some with their mothers, some without, and the severely disabled.

Older children, rather than begging, try to sell you gum or clean your shoes, while the younger children walk in front of you asking for money or food, not leaving you until they spot another person to ask.  The women are often with young children, sometimes babies, and usually with more than one.  I was once walking down the street and a young child no older than 2 or 3 who was being held by his mother made the signal they all make to ask for food or money while calling me sister.  I thought this child probably learned this signal before he even learned how to speak.  Women are often seen grilling corn on the sidewalk on a small grill to sell to people passing by.

I have been told the severely disabled have most likely suffered from stunting, polio or the war.  I have seen men with disfigured legs so mangled that they can not walk but instead drag themselves down the sidewalk. Others are in wheelchairs and unable to walk.  And this city is not easy for the disabled.  The sidewalks, where they exist, are not always flat and not always paved. There are also often giant holes in the middle of the sidewalk or loose concrete slabs covering gutters.  On the main roads, near where I’m staying there are tarps and blankets off to the side of the road where the beggars must sleep or live.

It is a very difficult scene to walk through.  You want to help them all and give everyone a little bit of money or food. But there are so many it would be nearly impossible to give to them all.  We have been told to not give to beggars because once you give to one you will be surrounded by others.  When people do give money to beggars it is often very small bills or coins that will not go very far.

I have often wondered how much money they actually receive. Perhaps it would be beneficial to do more in depth look at why these people became beggars and where they come from. After a cursory search for research and reports on beggars in Addis Ababa, I found very little.  There is a study on the disabled beggars and a report focusing on children.  There is a documentary that follows two women who come to the capital from a rural town and become beggars in order to raise money for their family when climate change creates a food shortage.

Both the government of Ethiopia and large NGO’s, like USAID and the UN, are working to stop the “cycle of poverty.”   There are major health and nutrition projects being implemented all over the country, but these are long-term projects that do not address the immediate needs of people on the streets. Short term solutions such as creating shelters or centers for the disabled and homeless could allow beggars more opportunities for housing but could also generate income potential through workshops and other skill development programs.

Source: The baines report

http://ayyaantuu.com/horn-of-africa-news/ethiopia/poverty-on-the-streets-of-addis-ababa/

 

Related References:

Government  media in Ethiopia vs Scholars view of development: A stand-off paradox

http://oromiaeconomist.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/government-media-in-ethiopia-vs-scholars-view-of-development-a-stand-off-paradox/

A short life-span for water pumps in Ethiopia can threaten the very well-being of those who rely on it to survive.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/ethiopias-walk-over-water-20148249245383565.html

 

Exposing the great ‘poverty reduction’ lie

http://oromiaeconomist.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/false-accounting-the-great-poverty-reduction-lie/

 

Africa is Rising! At Least Its 1% Is

http://oromiaeconomist.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/africas-jobless-growth-economic-success-just-for-a-few-cannot-be-a-replacement-for-human-rights-or-participation-or-democracy-august/

The statement ‘seven out of ten fastest growing economies are in Africa’ carries no real meaning. To utter it is merely stating that you subscribe to the hype August 26, 2014

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‘Most of the time we simply do not know enough to assert accurate growth rates. There are also known biases and manipulations. Ethiopia, for example, is notable for having long-standing disagreements with the IMF regarding their growth rates. Whereas the official numbers have been quoted in double digits for the past decade, a thorough analysis suggested the actual growth rates were around 5 to 6 percent per annum. More generally, one study used satellite imaging of nighttime lights to calculate alternative growth rates, and found that authoritarian regimes overstate reported rates of growth by about 0.5 to 1.5 percentage points. Another recent study argues that inflation is systematically understated in African countries – which in turn means that growth and poverty reduction is overstated.’
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Why saying ‘seven out of ten fastest growing economies are in Africa’ carries no real meaning

By Morten Jerven @ AfricanArguments
Before, during and after the US Africa summit one of the most frequently repeated factoids supporting the Africa Rising meme was that ‘seven out of ten fastest growing economies are in Africa.’ In reality this is both a far less accurate and much less impressive statistic than it sounds. More generally, narratives on African economic development tend to be loosely connected to facts, and instead are driven more by hype.

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The ‘seven out of ten’ meme derives from a data exercise done in 2011 by The Economist. The exercise excluded countries with a population of less than 10 million and also the post-conflict booming Iraq and Afghanistan. This left 81 countries, 28 of them in Africa (more than 3 out of 10) and, if you take out the OECD countries from the sample, (which are unlikely to grow at more than 7 percent per annum), you find that every second economy in the sample is in Africa. It might not give the same rhetorical effect to say: ‘on average some African economies are expected to grow slightly faster than other non-OECD countries,’ but that would be more accurate.

And before we literally get ahead of ourselves (The Economist was reporting forecasts made for 2011 to 2015) there is a difference between forecasted and actually measured growth. According to John Kenneth Galbraith, the only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. So how good is the IMF at forecasting growth in Low Income Countries?

According to their own evaluation, IMF forecasts “over-predicted GDP growth and under-predicted inflation.” Another study looked at the difference between the forecasts and the subsequent growth revisions in low income countries, and found that “output data revisions in low-income countries are, on average, larger than in other countries, and that they are much more optimistic.” Forecasts are systematically optimistic all over the world, but in Low Income Countries even more so.

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Among those on the list of the fastest growers were countries like Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia. The news that both Nigerian and Ghanaian GDP doubled following the introduction of new benchmark years for estimating GDP in 2010 and 2014 should remind us that the pinpoint accuracy of these growth estimates is lacking. How confident should you be about a 7 percent growth rate when 50 percent of the economy is missing in the official baseline? Recent growth in countries with outdated base years is also overstated.

While Ghana has reportedly had the highest growth rates in the world over the past years, a peer review of the Ghana national accounts noted that “neither a national census of agriculture nor other surveys, such as a crop and live-stock survey, have been conducted…there is no survey to provide benchmark data for construction, domestic trade and services.” It was recently reported that an economic census is being planned for next year. What we do know is that Ghana (together with Zambia, another of the projected ‘top ten growers’) has returned to the IMF to seek assistance following their entry into international lending markets.

Most of the time we simply do not know enough to assert accurate growth rates. There are also known biases and manipulations. Ethiopia, for example, is notable for having long-standing disagreements with the IMF regarding their growth rates. Whereas the official numbers have been quoted in double digits for the past decade, a thorough analysis suggested the actual growth rates were around 5 to 6 percent per annum. More generally, one study used satellite imaging of nighttime lights to calculate alternative growth rates, and found that authoritarian regimes overstate reported rates of growth by about 0.5 to 1.5 percentage points. Another recent study argues that inflation is systematically understated in African countri