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​#OromoProtests: Qophii Diddaa Bittaafi gurgurtaatiif wantoota godhamuu qaban keessaa

​#OromoProtests Qophii Diddaa Bittaafi gurgurtaatiif wantoota godhamuu qaban keessaa

– Wantoota jireenyaaf barbaachisoo ( necessaity)  ta’an kanneen akkan sooqidda,  ummanni dursee akka bitatu dargaggoon keenya bifa addaa addattin hubachiissaa.

– Diddaan  kun ayyaanota amantiitirra akka bu’u ni beekama. Wantoota guyyaa ayyaanaa saniif dirqama barbaachisoo ( required) ta’an dursanii akka bitatan ummata hubachiisa. 

– Wantoota barbaachisoo ta’an kana guutachuudhaaf har’a irraa eegale torban tokko guututtu jira. Kun sanbattan dabalata.

– Daldaltoonni wantoota yoo turan badan gurguraan yookin dursanii bituu dhabuu yoo ammoo bitanii jiraatan dafanii torban diddaa san duratti akka ofirraa gurguran gorsaa. Torban san keessa sochiin geejjiba  daldalaa waan dhaabsifamuuf kana sirritti akeekkachiisaa.
Dhimmoota biroos jaluma jalaa wal hubachiisaa deemna.

​#OromoProtests: የግዢ እና ሽያጭ ማቆም አድማ ጥሪ

​#OromoProtests የግዢ እና ሽያጭ ማቆም አድማ ጥሪ

ከጷግሜ 1- መስከረም 2፣ 2018

ቀደም ብለን እንዳስታወቅነው ለቀጣዩ ዘመቻ የተመረጠው ሳምንት በሃገሪቱ ውስጥ ከፍተኛ የንግድ እንቅስቃሴ የሚደረግበት ነው። ስለሆነም ዘመቻው የስርዓቱን ኢኮኖሚ ከማድቀቅም አልፎ የኦሮሞ ህዝብ የሃገሪቱ ኢኮኖሚ ግንድ መሆኑን የሚያሳይበት ይሆናል። በተጨማሪም በኦሮሚያ ከተሞች ውስጥ ለጨቋኙ ስርዓት ያደሩ ነጋዴዎችንም ለመለየት ይጠቅማል ዘመቻው። በዚሁ መሰረት ከጳጉሜ አንድ እስከ መስከረም ሁለት 2009 ዓ.ም የሚቆይ በስርዓቱ ኢኮኖሚ ላይ ያነጣጠረ ዘመቻ ይደረጋል። ዓላማውም የስርዓቱን ኢኮኖሚ በመምታት የጭቆና አቅሙን ማንኮታኮት ይሆናል። ወቅቱ የዘመን መለወጫና የኣረፋ በዓላት ወቅት ነው። ባሮጌው ዓመት የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ለነጻነቱ ባደረገው ከፍተኛ ተጋድሎ ብዙ ልጆቹን ሰውቶ ሺዎችን ላይ ደግሞ የኣካል ጉዳት ደርሷል። በኣስር ሺዎች የሚቆጠሩት ደግሞ በስርዓቱ አስቃቂ እስር ቤቶች አሁንም እየተሰቃዩ ይገኛሉ። ስለሆነም በዓሉ እነዚህን ጀግኖቻችንን እያሰብንና እነርሱ የተሰውለትን ዓላማ ለማሳካት በሚያስችል መልኩ ትግላችንን እየቀጠልን ነጻነታችንን የምናፋጥንበት እንጂ በጭፈራና በከበርቻቻ የምናሳልፈው አይሆንም። በዚሁ መሰረት የሚወሰዱት እርምጃዎች፥
1) አርሶ አደሮቻችን እህል፣ የእርድ ከብት፣ ዶሮ፣ እንቁላል፣ ቂቤ፣ ቅመማ ቅመሞች፣ አትክልቶች፣ ፍራፍሬዎች የመሳሰሉትን በሳምቱ ለገብያ ባለማቅረብ (ጨው፣ ስኳር ፣ዘይትና ሌሎች መሰረታዊ የቤት ውስጥ ፍጆታዎችን በሳምንቱ መጀመሪያ ቀድሞ ባሉት ቀናት በመግዛት)፤
2) ነጋዴዎቻችንም ከላይ የተጠቀሱትን የበዓል ፍጆታዎች ፊንፊኔን ጨምሮ ወደ ሌሎቹ ትልልቅ ከተሞች ከማቅረብ በመቆጠብ፤
3) ይሄን ዘመቻ ለማክሸፍ የሚንቀሳቀሱ ለስርዓቱ ያደሩ ነጋዴዎችንም መንገድ በመዝጋት ጨምሮ በተቻለው መንግድ ሁሉ በማደናቀፍ፤
4) በከተሞችም ሆነ በገጠር የሚኖረው ህዝባችን በነዚህ ቀናት ምንም ነገር ከመሸመት መቆጠም። ምግብ ቤቶች፣ መዝናኛ ቤቶች፣ ሻይ ቤቶች፣ መጠጥ ቤቶች ወዘተ….ሁሉ ገብቶ ምንም ዓይነት ወጪ አለማውጣት። በቤት ውስጥ ከዘመድ ወዳጅ ጋር ተስብስቦ ሰማዕቶቻችንን ማሰብ። እነሱ የተሰውለትንም ትግል እንዴት በፊጥነት ወደፊት ማስቀጥል እንደሚቻል መወያየት። እንደየእምነታችን ወደ እምነት ቤቶች ሄደን ጸሎት ማድረግ። እዛም በጉዳዩ ላይ በጋራ ሆነን መወያየት።
ከላይ በመግቢያው ላይ እንደተጠቀሰው፣ ሳምንቱ ከፍተኛ የንግድ እንቅስቃሴ የሚደረግበት ወቅት ስለሆነ፣ እነዚህን እርምጃዎች በመውሰድ ስርዓቱ ላይ ከፍተኛ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ጉዳት በማድረስ የጭቆና ጉልበቱን ማሽመድመድ ይቻላል። ከዚህም በተጨማሪ የኦሮሞን ህዝብ የኢኮኖሚ ዋልታነት ከማሳየትም አልፎ ለስርዓቱ ያደሩና የህዝብ ወገንተኘት ያላቸውን ነጋዴዎች ለመለየት ጥሩ አጋጣሚ ይፈጥራል።
ስለሆነም በህዝባችን ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለውን የግፍ የጅምላ ግድያ እና እስራት የምትቃወሙ ሁሉ በዚህ ሰላምዊ ግን ውጤታማ የትግል ስልት እንድትሳተፉ በአክብሮት እንጠይቃለን

#OromoProtests: ​A Call for Boycott Measures

​A Call for Boycott Measures

#OromoProtests, 29 August 2016

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Building on its gains so far, the Oromo protests movement is entering a new phase.The unrelenting killing and brutal repression of the regime continues unabated. This is calling for a change of tactics.
Accordingly, the Oromo protests is now calling for a week long, nation-wide boycott of markets and trade activities in this holiday season (of Ethiopian new year and Eid el-Arafaa).
The week chosen for this campaign is a week of intense economic activities in Ethiopia. By boycotting the market and all trade exchanges for a week, this boycott campaign aims at crippling the economy of the regime. This will also demonstrate that it is Oromia and the Oromo that shoulder the heavy brunt of the country’s economy. It will also help distinguish between businesses that stand with the people’s demand for social justice and those that stand in support of the terrorist regime.
Accordingly, starting from Pagume 1 2008 to Meskerem 2, 2009 EC, there will be a nation-wide campaign targeting the economic power of the system by disrupting, through boycott, of all business and trade activities in Oromia including Finfinnee. The objective of this campaign is to weaken the regime’s capacity to oppress the people by crippling its economy.
As we all know, this is a holiday season. It’s a season of new year celebration and of Eid -AL Arafaa.
No one needs a reminder that the year that is coming to an end, 2008 EC, the year of trial and tribulation for the Oromo people. It has been a year of intense and bitter struggle. It has also been a year of huge sacrifices made in defense of our rights and in resisting a terrorist regime and it’s killing machine.

For Oromos and other oppressed peoples in Ethiopia, the year was no ordinary year. This holiday season therefore is not a holiday season like any other. It is not one in which we spend time just enjoying ourselves, having fun, and being merry. It is a season of remembering our fallen heroes, our martyrs, and all those who are in pain from injuries, those who are in the regime’s military detention centers and prisons, those whose whereabouts is unknown, those who grieve because they lost loved ones into the struggle. It is a week of quietly consulting with each other about the future of our struggle and ways of strategizing for the inevitable victory.
Consequently, during this holiday season, we shall take the following measures:
1. Our farmers shall refrain from the usual act of providing the following products/items and/or commodities that are in demand for the holiday season:

A. Grains (xaafii, barley, wheat, etc);

B. Honey, coffee, butter, and other dairy products;

C. Cattle (sheep, goats, bulls, heifers, etc)

D. Poultry products (chicken, eggs)

E. Others.

Households are advised to purchase food items that form part of basic necessities (such as salt, flours, etc) in time, preferably in the week before Pagume 1.
2. Our business people and our traders shall refrain from delivering the above mentioned items to the markets of big cities such as Finfinnee and to the consumers thereof.
3. Any business person and/or trader who violates this call for boycott shall be taken to be standing with the TPLF regime. As such, their activities shall be interrupted. Their travels to and from the cities shall be disrupted.
4. During this week, all Oromos, urban and rural alike, shall not be spending any money or time by going to restaurants, cafes, bars, places of buying and chewing chat (mana barcaa).
Everyone shall be staying at home–with family, friends, relatives and neighbors–remembering our martyrs and deliberating on tactics and strategies for the effectiveness of our struggle in the days to come.
They may also choose to spend time in their chosen places of worship (churches, mosques, temples, etc) to pray and meditate, to consult and reckon with fellow travelers of their faith.
As indicated above, these are tough times. Tough times demand tough measures commensurate to our challenges. This campaign week, because it is holiday week, is a time of heavy economic activity in the country.
The campaign’s modest goal is to hit hard on the economic activity of the week by a simple act of boycotting the wanton consumption and provision of products needed thereof.
This is done in order to weaken the regime’s economic power deployed to repress our people. It is also done to identify businesses and traders that side with the people’s just causes and those that stand in support of the regime’s imperative of killing and brutal repression.
We call upon all other justice-loving people to join our people in this campaign. We will also call upon them to understand, to pay attention, to bear witness, and to respond to this appeal to conscience.
Justice shall triumph.
#OromoProtests

ForeignPolicy: Behind the Violence in Ethiopia

Behind the Violence in Ethiopia

Will Its Experiment With Ethnic Federalism Work?

When U.S. President Barack Obama visited Africa a year ago, he ended his five-day tour by visiting Ethiopia, the continent’s second-most-populous country. He ­enthusiastically praised Addis Ababa for its role in regional peacemaking, most visibly in and between Sudan and South Sudan, as well for as its careful management of its diverse population; the country is home to tens of millions of Muslims and Christians, who, for the most part, live together peacefully. Obama also highlighted Ethiopia’s track record as a developmental state. In the last quarter century, it has lifted millions of people out of extreme poverty, cut child mortality rates for those under five by more than two-thirds, and overseen a decline in HIV/AIDS-related deaths by more than 50 percent. With Somalia haunted by the jihadist group al Shabab, South Sudan facing an all-out civil war, and Eritrea hemorrhaging thousands of young people fleeing to Europe via the Mediterranean, Ethiopia stood out as a bastion of progress and stability.

Yet today, Western diplomats and intelligence services are scrambling to assess a series of alarming protests in Ethiopia—what activists have labeled #ethiopianprotests—that are raising questions about whether Africa’s brightest growth story of the last decade is about to unravel. There have been months of demonstrations in Addis Ababa and the surrounding region of Oromia, where more than 35 percent of the Ethiopian population lives. Thousands of Oromo are contesting the unequal gains of the country’s developmental programs, even in the face of live bullets. But what has really instilled a sense of crisis is the violence that has rocked the Amhara region, where long-standing tensions boiled over into the ambush of a senior federal police commander and Amhara protesters, armed with guns, fighting street battles with soldiers. Nobody knows the official body count, but at least several hundred have died over the past few months.

Understanding the demonstrations, and their violent escalations by both security forces and protesters, requires a look at the ideology and political practices of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has governed the country since its overthrow of a military dictatorship in 1991. The protests, which are neither a new phenomenon nor uniform in their demands, revolve around the fundamental question at the heart of Ethiopian politics in both the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries: how to turn a violently built, multiethnic former empire into a modern nation-state.

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration over what they say is unfair distribution of wealth in the country at Meskel Square in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, August 6, 2016.

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2nd Ethiopian athlete crosses arms in protest against government after winning race in Canada

Ethiopia

14088615_1573381419635411_5780786197523534801_nAnother Ethiopian marathoner has made headlines for crossing his hands above his head as he finished the race.

Ebisa Ejigu crossed over his hands as he cross the finish line to emerge the winner of the Quebec City Marathon in Canada.

The latest protest sign comes just a week after marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa won silver for Ethiopia at the Olympics in the same fashion.

Crossing arms is a sign of protest against Ethiopian government’s treatment of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic group in the Horn of Africa. The protests were sparked after the government began extending the municipal boundary of the country’s capital, threatening parts of Oromia and the people’s land rights.

The protests began in a small town named Ginchi, approximately 80 kilometres outside of the capital. Both Lilesa and Ejigu are from Addis Ababa or the surrounding area.

According to human right groups, security forces in the East African country have killed scores of people in recent weeks in a series of brutal anti-government crackdown.

​#OromoProtests TPLF has panicked calling for emergency meeting of only Tigre’s 

​#OromoProtests TPLF has panicked calling for emergency meeting of only Tigre’s 

===========FB Jawar irraa man argame

Wayyaaneen baaragdee walgahii Tigree qofaa yaamaa jirti. Hiikkaan xalayichaa akkana jedha
Waamicha walgahii

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22/12/2008

Kutaa Magaalaa Laaftoo Woradaa 9tti kan argamtan dhalattootni Tigraay hundi haala yeroo fi rakkoo jiru irratti mariyachuuf waltajjiin bal’aan gaafa 22/12/2008titti waan qophaaheef dhalataa Tigraay kan taatan hundi waltajji kana irratti ganama sa’aa 2:30 galma Giddu Gala Dargaggootaa Woradaa 9tti akka nuu argamtan kabajaan isin afeerra. 

Nagaa wajjin

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ወያኔ ሆዷ ተንበጫብጯል፡ የተግራይ ተወላጆችን ብቻ አስቸኳይ ስብሰባ እየጠራች ነው። የደብዳቤው ትርጉም እነሆ
እለት 22/12/2008

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በላፍቶ ክፍለ ከተማ ወረዳ ፱ ለትምገኙ የትግራይ ተወላጆች በሙሉ

በወቅታዊና ተፈታታኝ ጉዳዮች ላይ ለመወያየት በ 22/12/2008 እለት ሰፊ መድረክ ስለተዘጋጀ የትግራይ ተወላጅ የሆኑ ወንድም ሴትም በዚሁ መድረክ ላይ ከጠዋቱ 2:30 ላይ ወረዳ ፱ በሚገኘው የወጣቶች ማእከል እንዲገኙልን በኣክብሮት ጋብዘናል።

ከሰላምታ ጋር

Qeerroo: Renewed Declaration of Protest to Culminate Slavery From Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromia

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Renewed Declaration of Protest to Culminate Slavery

 From Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromia

August 26, 2016

The struggle of the Oromo people to regain the ownership of their country and to culminate a century old subjugation, marginalization, and slavery has reached a critical stage. The Oromo people are at a historical moment whereby the entire Oromo public in and outside of Oromia are waging a bitter struggle and are determined to regain their freedom and administer themselves and live in peace, stability, and freedom in their country, Oromia. The struggle of the Oromo people does not target any other peoples in Ethiopia. The fulfilment of the rights of the Oromo people does not infringe the rights of any other nation or nationality. More than any time in our history, the Oromo youth organization, Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo (or just Qeerroo), is working to make sure that the current Oromo protest is coordinated with the struggle of other nations and nationalities in the country by devising various tactics and strategies.
The Oromo student movement, Fincila Diddaa Gabrummaa (meaning Protest Resisting Subjugation), which started in a more organized way by the organization of Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo has over the years produced several small and big protests which gradually developed  reaching its climax at this moment in time. These big and small protests have had enormous contribution for the current wave of mass protest that engulfed the entire Oromia and beyond. To reach this stage the Oromo youth paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thousands have left their precious lives. Tens of thousands have been critically injured and disabled. Hundreds of thousands have been jailed and brutally tortured in Ethiopian prisons. We, the Oromo youth, Qeerroo, would like to declare that we are completing the necessary preparation to retaliate the bloods of our brothers and sisters in every shape or form and realizing the freedom of our country and the dignity of our people.
At the moment, the leadership, all members and cells in the organizational structure of Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo are strongly making the necessary preparation to defeat our enemy by using a more sophisticated and modern struggle technics and strategies. As we speak, the structure and cells that are organized in the various levels of the TPLF/EPRDF government, Oromo students who have been waging bitter struggle for our freedom since November 2015, and the entire Oromo people are working day and night for another wave of grand Oromo protest for the realization of their rights and for the ownership of their country.
Therefore, the leadership of Qeerroo bilisummaa declare to the Oromo people that an Oromia wide protest will be waged on the TPLF/EPRDF government and details will be announced in a short time. We call on the Oromo public in and outside of Oromia to keenly follow the upcoming widespread protest and make yourselves ready, increase your support, and physically participate on these protests.

Victory to the Oromo people
Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo
August 26, 2016
Finfinnee, Oromia

Olompiyaan Riyoo Baranaa – Olompiyaa Oromoo ti!

OLOMPIYAAN RIYOO BARANAA – OLOMPIYAA OROMOOTI

Taammanaa Bitimaa irraa

Yaa Oromoo, yaa nama lafee fi lafa Oromiyaa dubbii ani amma jedhe kun yoo dhugaa isinitti fakkaachuu baate, yookaan yoo dubbii “hoowwifame” isinitti fakkaate, mee miidiyaalee addunyaa tanaa kan gaafa 21. 08. 16 bayanii fi ammallee bayaa jiran ilaalaa! Biyyoota biyyalafaa tana irratti argaman tokkollee hin hambisinaatii, hunda isaanii towaddhaa! Hayyee, maqaa Fayyisaa Leellisaa jedhamu, biyya Oromiyaa jedhamtu, saba Oromoo jedhamu qalama fufurdaadhaan barreeffamanii agartu. Kana hundumaa kan godhee fi kan goochisiise ilma Oromtittiin haati Siiqqee deesse, gurbaa qaldhaa miila qaqqalloo sani. Mucaa milkiin dhaltee fi milkiif dhalate, kan qaalluun Oromoo gaafa hammachiisaa “Fayyisaa” jedhee maqaa baaseef sana. Eeyyee, Fayyisaa onnee Oromoo baranaa, isa akka malee madaaye san fayyise. Maarree, inni onnee teenya fayyisuu qofaa otoo hin taane, kan dabalee nuuf leellise: Fayyisaa Leellisaa-ti.

Ilmi Oromoo, leenci Oromiyaa kun fincila diddaa gabrummaa isa ijoollee fi uummanni Oromoo kunoo baatii sagal guutuu otoo wal irraa hin citin oofaa jiran kana, isa dhiigni Oromoo akka gaalaa dhangalaye kana, isa lafeen Oromoo akka qoraanii urreeffame kana addunyaatti baasee nuuf muldhise. Guyyaa tokkicha keessatti akka uummanni dachee tanaa biliyoonni tokkoo olii (miliyoona kuma-tokko +) waayee Oromoo dhagawu taasise. Guyyaa tokkicha kana keessatti Oromiyaa ramaanii (kaartaa) addunyaa irra kaaye. “Ayyaantuu.com” akka miidiyaaleen 1000 olii waayee kanaa gadi-baaseen himee ture. Ergasiiyyis hedduun kan san irra jiran baasanii jiru. Anaaf Fayyisaa Leellisaa jagna Oromooti. Jagna Oromoo jechuun isa dirree waraanaa fi dirree qabsootti diinaan galaafatame san qofaa miti. Gabroomfattoonni Habashaa erga humna meeshaa waraanaa, kan humnoota Oroppaa irraa argataniin biyya keenya dirree waraanaatti cabsanii qabatanii waayee Oromoos, waayee Oromiyaas addunyaa jalaa dhoksaa barkurnee 40 qaxxaamuruun as gayani. Garuu, Fayyisaa Leellisaa guyyaa tokko keessatti Oromoo fi Oromiyaa gola itti-dhokfaman keessaa baasuun addunyaatti muldhise. Dabalees gocha mootummaa Waayyanee qullaa dhaabuun uummata addunyaatti agarsise.

Impaayerittiin Toopphiyaa jedhamtu tun Oromoo fi Oromiyaa addunyaa jalaa dhoksitullee, wanneen ishiin addunyaa tana irratti beekamtuun waanuma Oromootini. Wanni Gondorii fi Maqalee irraa Oromoof dhufe, wanni mishaan tokkollee hin jiru. Loltuu Habahaa kan Minilikiin durfamee biyya keenya humnaan seene sana dhiisatii, Minilik mataan isaayyuu kophee miila ofii irraa hin qabu ture. Wayyaaneenis harroota ooffattee, kilaash rarraafattee barabaasoon biyya keenya lixxe. Kunoo, hardha qabeenyaa fi leecalloo Oromoo saammattee abbootii-kitilaa (abbootii-miliyoonaa) taate jirti. Ammoo, Oromoo fi Oromiyaan waanneen hedduun gitta-bittee Habashaa kanneen durii fi hardhaa badhaasani. Duris, hardhas impaayertiin wanneen gara alaatti erguun gurgurattu keessaa: buna, gogaa fi kaldhee, loon, subbuu (warqii), albuuda garagaraa fi jimaa fayi. Kana malee, kan ishiif qotus, kan ishiif lolus Oromoo dha. Kan ishii-dhaa barreessuun afaan ishii guddisus Oromoo dha. Kan qarriffaa faashistoota Xaaliyaanii keessaa ishii baases Oromoo-dhuma. Kan fiigee addunyaatti “nama” ishii taasises dhalawwan Oromoo-ti. Amma yoo kan biraa dhiifnee, waayee ispoortii callaatti deebine, ijoolleen Oromoo dubrii fi dhiirri miila isaanii qaqallayyoo saniin akka qilleensaatti bararuun addunyaa irratti Toopphiyaa isaaniif beeksisani.

Dursee kan karaa bane Waamii Birraatuu-ti. Abbabaa Biqilaa nama Afrikaa keessaa dursee fiigicha maaratoonitiin moyatee qofa otoo hin taane, nama walitti aansuun ennaa lama geeba gonfate. Karaa dubartiis namni dursee Afrikaa keessaa maaratooniin geeba fudhate Faaxumaa Roobaa-ti. Mee amma maqaalee atileetota Oromoo fakkeenyumaaf, garii haa kaafnu: Waamii Birraatuu, Abbabaa Biqilaa, Maammoo Waldee, Tolasaa Qottuu, Fiixaa Baay’isaa, Qananiisaa Baqqalaa, Taarikuu Baqqalaa, Silashii Sihinee, Warquu Biqilaa, Tulluu Wadajoo, Mahaammad Kadir, Abbabaa Mokonnin, Ibraahim Jaliyaan, Dheeressaa Mokonnin, Yusuuf Arsii, Tasfaayee Tolaa, Isheetuu Turaa, Ambassee Tolasaa, Roobaa Gaarii, Leencoo Iskibbaa, Addunyaa Dayyaas, Kabbadaa Baalchaa, Girmaa Tolaa, Kaasaa Baalchaa, Dirribaa Margaa, Muktaar Idiris, Fayyisaa Leellisaa; Daraartuu Tulluu, Faaxumaa Rooaa, Biraanee Adaree, Geexee Waamii, Xurunash Dibaabaa, Ijjigaayyoo Dibaabaa, Ganjabee Dibaabaa, Maaree Dibaabaa, Almaaz Ayyaanaa, Sambatee Tafarii, Masarat Tufaa, Galatee Burqaa, Balayinash Oljiraa, Maarimaa Damboobaa, Ashaa Jigii, Quxuree Dullachaa, Ayyalach Warquu, Maaruu Dhaabaa, Dirree Tunee, Siifan Hasan, Masarat Daffaar, Maariyaam Yusuuf! Maqaaleen isaanii-woo akka cirrachaa fi akka urjii danuudhaa, meeqa lakkoofnee meeqa dhiifnaree? Yoo yeroo fi wanneen biroo namaaf mijaawe, gara maqaalee 80 olii tarreessutu dandayama.

As irratti waan beekamuu qabu tokkotu jira. Oromoonni akkanatti karaa atileetikaatiin kan beekamuu dandayaniif jedhamee yoo gaafiin waayii ka’e, waayee aadaa Oromoo beekamaa saniitu dursee ka’a. Aadaa Oromoo keessatti akaakuuwwan ispoortii baay’eetu argama. Kanneen keessaa: gugsii (farda yaabbii), siillee (ulee fi eeboo darbannaa), waldhaansoo, utaalchoo fi fiigicha fayi. Oromoonni otoo akkanatti Toopphiyaa tana beeksisaa jaranuu miidhaa fi roorroon isaan irra gayu danuu dha. Akka fakkeenyaatti yoo fudhanne, Abbabaa Biqilaa namni akkasitti addunyaa guutuutti beekamee fi isaan beeksisu dhukkubsatee, waldhaansallee dhabuun booda boqote. Maammoo Waldee mana hidhaa warra Wayyaanee keessa otoo jiruuti du’e. Dhaabbanni atileetika Toopphiyaa Oromoonni afaan ofiitinillee akka walitti hin haasofneef dhiibbaa fi miiddhaa irratti gochaa ture; ammallee ittuma jira. Barana immoo Wayyaaneen ijuma nyaachuun akka Oromoonni beekamoon garaa Biraazil dhaqanii hin hirmanne goote. Nama biraa dhiisitii Qananiisaa Baqqalaayyuu ni dhoorkite. Egaa, Fayyisaa Leellisaa middhaa akkanaa keessa kutee dabruun geeba maaratooniis fudhatee, hasxaa fincila diddaa gabrummaa olkaasee agarsiisuun Oromoo fi Oromiyaa teenya addunyaatti agarsiise. Ammaan tana qabsoon bilisummaa Oromoo karaalee addaddaatiin itti-fufaa jira. Amma alaa-manaa tokkummaa keenya kana ammaa caalaa cimsachaa, ijaaramnee wal-ijaaraa, hidhannee wal-hidhachiisaa garuma fuuldaraatti tarkaanfachuu malee filmaata biraa tokkollee hin qabnu. Yeroon uummanni Oromoo birmadummaa isaa gonfatu, yeroon sabni Oromoo bilisummaa isaa uffatu, yeroon Oromiyaan teena walabummaa ishii dhuunfattu fagoo miti! Mee Waaqni fi ayyaanni Oromoo umurii dheeraa fi jaalala Oromoo, Fayyisaaa Leellisaaa ilma leellifamaa kana nuuf haa badhaasu!

Fayyisaa

(AP Photo: Robert F Bukaty)/ Reuters

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Time of consolidative therapy in order to complete the formula

Time of consolidative therapy in order to complete the formula

By Dr.Baro Keno Deressa

imageThe colonial state of Ethiopian empire is/was the machinery of disaster and total domination established to facilitate effective control and exploitation of the colonized nations. The Ethiopian colonial ruler imposed and maintained their ruling system by force, without the consent of the people, the colonial states never had the effective legitimacy of normal governments.

Oromo’s and other oppressed nations are put up the best resistance with the resources they had/have and armed with their truth. The current colonizers of Oromo peoples and oppressed nations TPLF junta fighting the innocent civilians, with more deadly firearms, machines guns, new rifles, and artillery guns. It is quite clear that most Oromo peoples fought and still fighting fiercely and bravely to retain control over their countries and to regain their right against Ethiopian colonialist. As TPLF intensified pressure to impose its colonial rule against Oromo and other oppressed nations, the Oromo’s and other oppressed nations are organized to resist. These organizational resistance become superluminal, goes faster than the speed of light. Now the question is the act of pacing up with the world!!! In order to give the proper answer to our colonizers.

In my previous article on August 11, 2016 under Oromummaa cures the world cancer I wrote:

  • I would like to congratulate the powerful western nations, the world leaders and the international institutions by announcing the remedies to cure world cancer. The remedies called Oromumma. The name of the therapy originate from the root of the truth called Oromo nations.
  • Oromo people are nation of peace, nation of democratic rule, nation of justice and equality, nation of heroes, nation of generosity, nation of rich in culture, tradition and nature.

Our hero MR. Feysia Leelisa: I am proud of you, the Oromo nation are proud of you. You showed to the international community the heroism act of your people, the greatness of your  nations, the truth of the fact and you expose the inhuman atrocities of the TPLF junta against Oromo people and sufferings of millions of our brothers, sisters and fathers in the hell of TPLF prison camp. You reminded me also the life of our WBO “we never surrender to our enemy during the worst and harsh period. We put our peoples goal more than our life’s, our family and personal luxury”. You did exact the same. The Opportunistic ambassador, minsters, military forces and business peoples under the brutal TPLF-government of Ethiopia has to learn more from you.

All those facts confirmed the Oromummaa vision is the best remedies for international crisis. The protest of Oromo people with cross hands over the head are the question of all oppressed nations around the globe, the message of the gallant sons and daughters of the Oromo people are the heartbeat of the life of the oppressed nations and the proposal of Oromo people are the best remedy to cure the disease.  The enemy of peace, freedom and democracy is the enemy of Oromo people.

What is the formula? First let me describe consolidation therapy

Consolidation therapy is : Cancer treatment given after induction therapy to consolidate the gains obtained, further reduce the number of cancer cells and enhance the likelihood of a durable complete remission. Often just called consolidation. The overall sequence of therapy may be induction, consolidation, and maintenance therapy. Induction therapy is the initial step toward reducing the number of cancer cells. Consolidation is designed to further diminish the number of cancer cells and enhance the likelihood of achieving a durable complete remission. Maintenance is given to maintain the remission and further prevent a relapse.

So, my people induction therapy is already completed and consolidation therapy is essential to diminish the power of colonialism internally and externally to enhance our freedom and in order to accomplish maintenance therapy. Let me clarify my point:

Induction therapy (first initiatives in order to solve Ethiopian empire complexity): In 1991 the OLF leadership accept a peace plan and form a transitional government in order to solve all questions of Oromo people and oppressed nations peacefully. This induction therapy was refused by patient (TPLF junta). The doctor (OLF) was forced to leave the infected area. Now the patient is suffering from metastasis.

Consolidation therapy was applied by qeerroo leadership and popular revolution. Popular revolution under qeerroo leadership offer consolidative therapy to reduce the metastasis in order to destroy the disease gradually (Colonialism).  But still the patient (TPLF junta) is refusing the therapy and choose to suffer.

Maintenance therapy: This one is especial one. Our hero Feysia Leelisa is the magic one of Oromo name (fayisa: healing, Leelisa= continuing, growing)→summarize in medical term →keep up healing or Maintenance therapy. This is now what we call it tissue is the issue. Brother fayyisa is born to heal his peoples wound, to elevate his peoples unity in order to be mighty force, to reinforce lesson of our vanguard organization OLF, to heal the wounds that our enemy create through divide and conquer dirty politics, to empower the qeerroo leadership to accomplish consolidative therapy in order to finish our mission.

The prosperity, and social vitality and technological progress of a people are directly determined by the extent of their liberty. Freedom honors and unleashes human creativity — and creativity determines the strength and wealth of nations. Liberty is both the plan of Heaven for humanity, and the best hope for progress here on Earth.

How we are transforming this international awareness to practice? In order to answer this question I would like to look the lesson of our immune system OLF.

Our vanguard organizations OLF, taught Oromo people to be an engineer (inventor and master of the invention)  instead of a mechanic (reformer of decaying ..). The fact of this truth are

  • The imprinting of Oromummaa in 1991
  • The birth of qube generation with an engineer feeling
  • The action of Qeerroo movement, confronting our enemies with bare hand but armed with truth
  • The changing pace of our struggle from regional to international issues
  • The act of responsibility from organization to popular revolution and now to individual Oromo person (example, brother Feysia Leelisa).

Here, we as an Oromo we can conclude confidently, now our struggle for peace, freedom and democracy is unstoppable. Our colonizers have tried many tactics and strategies to destruct the justified question of our nation (their tactic was: changing the name of people, changing the name of  our cities, divide and conquer and forming puppet organization like OPDO). All those tactics are expired and now the question of our nations is knocking all doors of the Oromo peoples and Oppressed nations in Ethiopian empire, healing the blind western governments and become the sign of freedom, peace and democracy . Let me quote the former USA president: George W. Bush, farewell speech to the nation (15 January 2009) “When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights, and human dignity. We are standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic born alone in liberty is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations”.

The answer is keep up your struggle and be the engineer of your peoples question and master of your destination. Our current colonizers TPLF-junta sticks a knife in our back ten inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If they pull it all the way out that’s not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven’t even pulled the knife out much less heal the wound, They won’t even admit the knife is there (thousands of our brothers and sisters are died/dying, millions of Oromo peoples are languishing in the prison camp, sick people from Oromo and oppressed nations are suffering from natural disease and manmade disaster-but TPLF is talking about double digit growth and growing democracy).

Conclusion:

The war we Oromo people and oppressed nations are fighting today is more than a military engagement; it is the decisive identity struggle of the 21st century. On one side are those who believe in the values of freedom and moderation; the right of all people to speak, master of their fate and worship, and live in liberty. And on the other side are those driven by the values of tyranny and colonialism; the right of a self-appointed few to impose their colonial rule on all the rest.  As Oromo’s,  we have seen this kind of enemy before. They’re successors to Fascists, to Nazis and other totalitarian regimes.  And history shows what the outcome will be. This war will be difficult; this war will be challenging; and this war will end in the defeat of the colonialist and totalitarians TPLF junta and a victory for the cause of freedom and democracy.

Victory to the Oromo people!

 

Dr. B.K.DERESSA, Medical degree in internal medicine, specialized in Gastro-Hepatology diseases. University Hospital of Brussels-Belgium

Tolchaa Wagii: ​Goota Oromoo Jaarraa kanaa  Faayisaa Leelissaaf 

​Goota Oromoo Jaarraa kanaa  Faayisaa Leelissaaf 

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Faayisaa, Fayyoo, Gurbaa,Gurbattii. …..

Maqaan maraarifannoo koo ittin siif ibsu

Jecha dhabeen jira.

  Yeroo dheeraa irraa egalitee, itti yaddee, Itti ciinqamittee, goorsafii marii  nama tokkoo malee, taarkaaffii eenyullee hin fudhane fudhattee, duguugiinsa sanyii Ilma namaa,wayyaaneen ijoollee Oromoo Irratti rawwachaa jirtu, adunyatti ifa nubasuu keef, gammachuun kiyya Oromoo mara waliin ta’uyyuu, akka nama maatii tokkootti  ammoo gammachuun koo Dachadha.

 Ummani kun kalleessaa hanga guyyaa Keetitti  (08/21/16) kan ati Daqiiqaa 5 keessatti nu gofaachiftte kana, argachuuf Baddafi gammoojj, magalaa fi baadiyyaa Oromiyaa keessattii, lafeen  ijoollee Oromoo Kumoota hedduun lakkawaman  cacabeera.

Dhigini isaniis dhangala’ee akka lolaa lafa irra ya’eera. Oromooni biyya keenya irraa baqqannee Adunyaa kana irra facaanee jiru, biyya jirru maratti dhumatii nu irra ga’aa jiru beekisisuuf hiriira nagaa ba’aa tureerra.

Kuni martii gootummaa keef of keennuu Ketiin nuuf dhugoomeera. Ati nama Oromoof dhalate. Baga nuuf dhalatte. Goonni Jaarraa tokkoo keessatti ni dhalata. Ati goota Oromoo Jaarraa Kana keessa dhalatte. kanafuu “Goot Oromoo Jaarraa”kanaa siin jedheera.

Seenaa Atileetoota Oromoo yoo ilaallee Wal-dorgommii irratti hirmatan, akkuma Injifataniin alabaa, garbofataa mirmirsaa Goodaa keessa buraqu. 

Akkuma Galatee Burqaa  tibbana alabaa Jaratiin shurubbaa dhayattee nu agarsiifte, Ykn akka Qananiisaa Baqqalaa

“Eemiyyee Xoophiyaa “farsaan argaa turre. Ati garuu Olopmpiikii  mootee  badhaasa Wayaanee irraa siif keenamuuf deemuu qofa osoo hin taane, qabeenya mataa keetiin qabiduu,osoo hin ilallee ummata Kee isa dhumaa jiru, isa kophee diinatiin Dhitamaa jiruu kanaa ifa taate  nu ibisite.

Seenaa kee dhaloota irraa dhalootati darba. Tarree gootota Oromoo kan Taddasaa Birruu faa waliin galmeefamee dhaloota Dhalootati darba. “Ilma abbaa irraa qabeenya qofaa osoo hin taane gootummaa”isaa dhaala.

Gootummaa abbootii kee/keenya kalleessaa dhaga’aa akka guddatte nan Beeka.

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Abbotiin kee kan ati keessatti dhalattee guddatte Ummaani Jalduu ummata  rorroo jalatu hin turre.

 Horii  (Saawwaan ) karra tokko ofee osoo deemuu rorroo alagaa jibbuuf Qawwee kiyya Dargitti keennee alagaan nutti hin roorifitu jedhee ammam falmaa akka ture Seenaa hundi keenya beekinudha.

Guddini ilmaa namaa nannoo isaan wal

fakkata.. Goota Oromoo Fayyoo Leelisaa Gammachuu  ergaan biyyaa ba’ee,bara 2009 Wal-dorgommii dhaf dhufttee Washington DC wal agarree ture.

Baatiiwan darban kana keessaa dhumatii Ijoollee Oromoo irra ga’u ilaalichiftee ammam akka gaddaa  turte nan beeka.

 Shiira wayyaaneefi basaasitooni isaanii Lammii Oromoo irraa ga’aa turan,dukaa Butee akka saaxilmaan natti ergittee fb irratti akka maaxxanee ummata biran ga’u qooda  Oromoon sabbonaan godhu tokkoo gochaa turteerta.

Sabbonummaan fi jaalali ummata keef qabidu kana har’a miti. Kan achii as dhufedha.

Rabbi gaafa si uumuu Oromoof jedhee si Ume. Aduyaa kana irraa namooni jireenya Isaanii isa bashananaan jirtan dhisanii Saba isanii of kennan lakkoofsaan Xiqqadha

Ilmii namaa dhalatee du’a hin oolu. Du’a hin ollee kanaf ammoo seenaa akkanaa Ummata ofiin hojjatanii darbu Caala kan nama gammachiisu hin jiru.

Akkuma Oromoo dangadhaa hanga dangattii gammachiifte  atiis feedhii kee Kan yeroo dheeraf itti dhipattee itti rakkate galma si ga’uu isaaf baga gammadde.

Dhumarratti  gochaa keetiin Oromoon gammachuun hin bochifinne hin jiru. Lapheefii Sammuu Oromoo millioona 50 Keessaa jirta. Maqaa kee qalama warqeetiin barreefameera. Seenaan kee dhaloota irraa dhalotaati darba.

Seenaa gootota Jalduu ” Dinnee  diidaa “hojiin agarsiifterta Jalaalafi kabajaan  hojiin kee  sii mirkaneesse,tulluu mana keessani ol jiru Amma “Tulluu Abbaa Mandooti.”

       

T .Wagii

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​TOKKUMMAAN  HUMNA !!!! HUMNA TOKKUMMAA!!!! (Kutaa 4ffaa fi Xumuraa)

​TOKKUMMAAN  HUMNA !!!! HUMNA TOKKUMMAA !!!!

SEENAA  Y.G(2005)  kutaa  4ffaa fi xumuraa 

Barreeffamoota kiyya kutaa 3n dhiheesse keessatti, Adeemsa siyaasaa fi sochii akkasumas, Muuxannoo Biyyoota adda addaa gama hundaan gaggabaabsee kaaseen jira. Xiyyffannaan kiyya, sadarkaan qabsoo Oromoo irra jiru kan nu akeeku, waan kana booda hojjannuf qormaataa fi qophii gama hundaa akka nu barbaachisuudha. Keessa keenyatti wanni umamaa jiraate, alaa waan nu eeggataa jiru nu dagee jira. Har’a garuu osoo hin jaalannee, keessa keenya tasgabbeessinee, gara alaatti waan iaaluu qabnuu nutti dhihaachaa dhufeera. Kana ammoo, bu’aa keenya waliin madaallee irratti hojajchuuf, tattaaaffii qaama tokko osoo hin taanee, hunduu akka beekumsaa fi dandeetti isaatiin waliif birmatu qabu irra geenye jirra. Kanaafan muuxannoo Biyyota adda addaa kaasee . waan isaan mudate irraa waa baranna. Hanqinaa fi jabiina isaanii irraa barnoota arganna. Waan nu eeggatu hedduu qabnaa. Yoo kanneen adda baafnee keewwannee, mooraan qabsoo Oromoo walii galaayyuu nagaa argata. Kan gara keessaatti ILAALUU QOFAA qabsoo taasifatee jiru ija banachuun dirqama isaatii. carraan wayyaanee umuriin dheerachuuf yaaltu irra, carraa nuuti wayyaanee kuffisuuf qabnuutu bal’aadhaa. Kana dhiiga ijoollee keenyaan dhugeessinee jirra. Qalbiin keenyas, kana booda waa’ee wayyaanee qofa osoo hin taanee, Oromiyaa fi addunyaa ilaaluutti tarkaanfatu qaba. haasaa golaa fi alaa adda baafachuun gaariidha. 

Oromoon kan yeroo kamirrayyuu wal dhaggeeffachuun dirqama. Qabsoon Oromoo ammuma tarkaanfataa adeemu, hojiileen har’af, boriif, hegaree OROMOOf hojjannu hanguma sana baayyataa adeemaa jira. Har’a qabsoon Oromoo wareegamaa fi kutannoo qabsaa’ootaa irra taree, kan Ummataatti ce’eera. Har’a hundumtu akka beekumsaa fi dandeetti isaatti waan saba isaaf tolu bakka jirrutti haala hojjatamuun danda’amu irra geenyee jirra. Kanaaf qabsoo Oromoo gama hundaan wareegamni itti kafalaamaa jirutti firii gochuuf hojiilee hedduutu nu eeggata. Kanneen gadi fageenyaan osoo hin taanee, yaaduma ka’umsaan kaasuu barbaada. 

1. Sochiileen Biyya keessatti gaggeeffamaa jiran injifannoo ol aanaa galmeesisaa jiru. Naannoon Amaaraa Naannoo isaatti falmii kaasee , Ilmaan Oromoof deeggarsa qaban haa ibsan malee, saboonni Oromiyaa keessa waggaa 150 oliif jiraatan waa tokkollee dubbachaa hin jiran . kana irratti hojjachuu barbaachisa. Ummata irratti ka’uu osoo hin taanee, deeggarsa isanii ibsuu qaban. 

2. Oromiyaa keessatti mirga Oromoo kan dhiibuu warra Abbaa Biyyummaa OROMOO hin fudhannee hundaati. Wayyaaneen Afaan Oromoo Oromiyaa keessaa dhabamsiisuuf ykn laaffisuuf gama hundaan hojjacha jirti. Kanneen keessaa maqaa mootummaa Fedaraalaan waajjiraalee addaa addaa fi maqaa investimatiin waajjiraalee, kubbaaniyyoota fi arshaalee adda addaa Afaan Oromoon akka hin hojjannee fi beeksisi ykn maqaan waajjira isaanillee afaan biraan akka taasifamu, miidiyaaleen addatti dorgommiilee TV irratti dhihaatan irra jireessa OROMIYAA keessa akka socho’an taasisuun Amaarifaa fudhachiisuuf shiroota hedduu gaggeessaa jiran . kana hundaa dhalli OROMOO sochii gaggeffatu keessatti qindeessee of irraa dhaabuu qaba. Fedaraalli Afaan ykn qooqa naannooleef naannoo isaanitti dursa kennaa jedha.baankileen, koleejoonni, dhaabbileen adda addaa, Hospitaaloonni kkf , Afaan Naannoolee gonkumaa hin kabajan . kana kabachiifachuun warra wayyaaneef gabaasan rifaasisuu waan ta’uuf irratti hojjatamuu qaba.addatti maqaa Tiwuladda itoophiyaawwiin kanneen jiran, Afaan Oromoo irratti dhiibaa ol aanaa geesisaa kanneen jiran keessaa warra angafaati. 

3. Kubbaaniyyoonni fi warshaaleen oromiyaa keessatti ijaaraman hundi aadaa fi safuu Naannoo keessa jiran kabajuu qaban. Hoteeloonni fi bakkoonni bashannannaa hundi aadaa fi safuu naannoolee ykn ummata naannichaa kabajuu qaban. Hawaasa burjaajessuu fi dhaloota kashalabbee taasisuuf wayyaanee irraa ajaja suduudaa fduhatanii hojjachaa jiran. Keessattu, Naannoo manneen barnootaatti hoteelootaa fi mana ciisichaa ijaaruun miihdaan dhaloota irraan ga’aa jiran salphaa miti. kanaaf kunis qaama qabsoo keessaa keessatti akka gaafileetti dhihaachuu qaban .

4. Qabsoon Oromoo deeggarsa ogummaa, beekumsa, dandeettii fi murannoo irra ga’ee jira. Kanaaf har’a dhala Oromoo eessallee jiru irraa kan barbaachisu , waamicha eeggachuu osoo hin taanee, kaka’umsa mataa ofiin birmannaadha. Kan dabree dhiisanii beekumsaa fi dandeettii qabaniin qabsoo kana finiinsuuf ofiin gaafatanii hojiitti bobba’uutu furmaata.

5. Har’a qabsoon OROMOO qabsaa’oota irratti gatanii taa’anii kan ilaalan osoo hin taanee, waan qabsoof barbaachisuu hundaa guutuuf hunduu bakka jirutti qooda lammummaa isaa ba’achuutu irraa eegama.

6. Dhalli Oromoo kamuu dandeetti waraanaa fi kkf kanneen qaban maaltu nurraa eegama jedhanii of gaafachuu fi qooda ofii ba’achuuf sochii eegalauu qaban.

7. Dhalli Oromoo beekumsaa fi dandeetti isaan gurmaa’ee ykn ijaaramee, qooda irraa eegamu gumaachuuf hunduu of qopheessuu qaba. fkn. Abootiin seeraa Oromoo ta’aan haalaan gurmaa’uu qaban. Jabaatanii waan ijoolleen itti dhumaa jirtu addunyaa fudhachiisuuf qophii mataa isaanii gochuu qaban. Dachee Oromiyaa fi daangaa OROMIYAA boruu murtiin ga’uuf, kanneen har’a biyya keessatti dhumanii fi hanga har’aatti dhumaa jiran gumaa ba’uu fi warra yakka kana raawwatee seeratti dhiheessuuf qophii barbaachisu taasisuu qaban. Haaluma kanaan hundi namaa akka beekumsaa fi ogummaatti gurmaa’ee waan irraa eegamuuf yoo socho’ee dirree siyaasaa irratti wal gufachiisuun hafee hunduu gama isa ilaallatuun dirqama isaa ba’uu irratti xiyyeeffata.

8. Warrii aadaa seenaa jedhanii macaafa maxxansiisuu irra hin tariin , addunyaa irratti Oromoon gama jireenya hawaasummaan maal qaba ? aadaan isaa maalii fi dhalooti ammaa akkamiin ittiin jiraachuu danda’aa ? jireenyi hawaasummmaa ummata OROMOO hin boorofnee isa kami ? Biyya keenya yoo dhuunfannee aadaa dhaallee ittin walmiinu kanumaan jiraachuu itti fufna moo kan keenya qoratamee jiru ummata barsiifnee dhaloota itti guddifna ? kkf qophaa’uu qaban.dhaabbilee siyaasaatu sirna gadaa keessa seena moo, Gadaatu dhaabbilee siyaasaa keessa seena ? akkamiin sirna gadaa ittin boonna jennu kana Oromiyaa keessatti gadi dhaabna ? kun ifatti adda ba’ee taa’uu isaatiif ragaan argadhee hin qabu. Kun garuu qophaa’uu barbaachisa.

9. Sirni barnootaa hordofnu maalii ? dhaloota Oromoof gama barnootaan maaltu yaadama ? gaaffiilee kkf. Ka’anii warra isa ilaallatuun mariin gaggeeffamee wixineen isaa taa’uu qaba. Biyya ega qabatanii ykn seenanii booda waan akkasiif fiiguun hedduu rakkisaadha. Dhaloota dhabuu ta’aa.

10. Dachee keenya Naannoolee biraa fi Biyyoota ollaatti fudhataman akkam ta’uu ? kun bal’inaan keessa ofitti toftaa akkataa itti deeffatanii fi akkaataa irratti hojjatamuu irratti warrii beekumsaa if dandeettii isaa itti qaban irratti hojjachun hedduu barbaachisaadhaa.

11. Wayyaaneen koree hojii raawwachiiftuu isheen ala , beektoota fi xiinxaltoota hegaree Tigiree , gama Biyya keessaan, Biyyoota olla waliin, Afriikaa irratti, addunyaa irratti waan gaggeffamu hundaa walitti qabatanii karoora yeroo dheeraa gabaabaa baasaniin gaggeeffamuu jedhama. Gama kanaan beektoota isaanii addunyaa irra jiran irratti hirmaachisu. Gama keenyaan waan akkasii qabnaa laata ? anoo hin beeku. garuu hedduu barbaachisaadha.

12. Mootummaan ertiraa fi mormitoonni isaanii ejjannoo jabaa irratti waliin dhaabbatan qabu. Ertiraan Biyya ta’uu fi Alaabaa ishee irratti. Kun jabiin isaaniiti.kun Biyyi Ertiraa jedhamti Itoophiyaa jalatti akka hin deebineef utubaa jabaadha. Gama keenyaan garuu qaawwaa guddaa qabna. Biyya Oromiyaa ijaarrachuuf ejjannoo tokko irra hin jirru. Kun miidhaa ol aanaa nurraan ga’uu danda’a. har’a nutti mul’achuu dhiisuu danda’a. garuu yeroon ija baasee nutti dhufuu fi wal dura nu dhaabu ni dhufa.kana irratti marii fi qorannoon gadi fageenyaa gaggeeffamuu qaba. rakkoo ilaalchaa jennee bira taruun nu hin barbaachisu.

13. Waggoota 25n dabran kana keessa Oromiyaa keessatti yakki gama hundaa raawwatamee lakkoofsa hin qabu. Saamicha lafaa, saamicha qabeenyaa, hattummaa , sanada sobaa , kkf yakkota tarrifamuu nama rakkisuutu jira. Waajjiraalee oromiyaa keessatti yakkoonni raawwataman lakkofsa hin qabn. Maqaa Investimantiin humnoota alaa waliin waan wal dura nu dhaabu hedduutu jira. Kana hundaa akka qabsiisuuf hojiin barbaachisuu eegalamuun barbaachisaadhaa. Waan har’aa jiru boruu hin jiru. 

Akka walii galaatti qophii gama hundaa nu barbaachisa. dubbachuun kan nama rakkisuu hedduudha. Taa’anii mari’achuu fi yaada waliif hiruun hedduu barbaachisaadhaa. Ummata keenya gam hundaan waan dhufuu maluu hubachiisuu fi barsiisuun barbaachisadhaa. Kun miidiyaa irratti miti. waan aadaa keenyaa hedduu qabnaa . garuuu har’aa borii kan jennuu miti. akka walii galaatti yaadi muuxannoo Biyyoota hedduu kanan kaaseef qophii gama hundaa dhala oromoo hundaa irraa eegamu akeekufii . kanarra haasa’uun hin taanuu haa jabaannu. Waan qabnee jirru gonkumaa gadi hin lakkifnuu . irree keenya diinatti argisiisuu eegallee , bifaa haala isaa geeddaranii itti bahuun barbaachisaadha. wayyaanee irraa soda hin qabnuu. Haqa keenyaaf dhaabbannee. Isaantu akan booda nu sodaachuu qaba. maaliif jennaan jireenyi hegaree isaanii OROMOO harka waan jiruuf. !!!!!!!!

GALATOOMAA !!!!!!!!!

HORAA BULAA !!!!!!!!!

Olympian Feyisa Lilesa stood up to Ethopia’s state-sanctioned violence and became a national hero

Olympian Feyisa Lilesa stood up to Ethopia’s state-sanctioned violence and became a national hero

Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Why Lilesa’s simple act of making an “X” with his arms after winning an Olympic medal was a watershed moment for so many Ethiopian people.

 

After nabbing a silver medal in Olympic marathon, Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa hoisted his arms inches above his head in the form of an “X.”

With a seemingly innocuous gesture, the 150-pound black man was actually displaying a symbol of solidarity with the Oromo people of Ethiopia, who have protested the government’s reallocation of their land. At least 400 local protesters were killed by Ethiopian security forces over the last year, according to Human Rights Watch. The “X” symbol that Lilesa showed came into widespread use in Ethiopia four and half years ago by protesters as a mark of unarmed, civil resistance.

Following his demonstration, which he repeated on the medal stand, Lilesa told reporters in Rio De Janeiro, “If I go back to Ethiopia, the government will kill me.” That’s the cost of protesting a government in Ethiopia that controls its media and stifles those who speak out against its will.

After Lilesa’s protest, James Peterson, the Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University spoke to many Ethiopians in America who felt galvanized by the gesture despite the ongoing human rights violations in their homeland.

“There are a lot of complicated things folks don’t understand about continental African politics,” Peterson said. “Addis (Ababa) as a city is sort of engaged in this moment of neoliberal straw. The city is trying to expand at the expense of these rural and suburban settlements that have been in place for like thousands of years. For an Ethiopian athlete, on the largest stage of any Ethiopian of the world right now at the Olympics, to be in solidarity with them, I don’t think it’s too much to say this is the equivalent of some of the most courageous, solidarity protests that we’ve seen in athletics.”

Olympians have long used the games as a stage to draw attention to national causes. Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave a black power salute on the podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics during an American wave of Civil Rights. After Simone Manuel’s historic gold medal, she also spoke out about police brutality and black lives in America.

Such acts have caused the International Olympic Committee executive board to ban political or religious demonstrations in multiple ways in their Olympic Charter Rule 50 and can result in the “disqualification or withdrawal of the accreditation of the person concerned.”

Yet for Lilesa’s protest, his defiance of the Ethiopian government didn’t open up a new wave of Oromo activism. But it did demonstrate their current struggle for the world’s purview.

Read more at: http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/23/12584648/feyisa-lilesa-olympic-protest-x–ethopia-violence-oromo-people

Ethiopian Olympic medallist seeks asylum after marathon protest (The Guardian)

Ethiopian Olympic medallist seeks asylum after marathon protest

Feyisa Lilesa, who made arm gesture of support for his Oromo tribe as he finished race in Rio, says he fears going home

An Olympic silver medallist from Ethiopia is seeking asylum overseas after making a gesture of protest as he crossed the finishing line in the men’s marathon in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Hundreds of millions of people watched Feyisa Lilesa hold his arms over his head, wrists crossed, in support of members of his Oromo tribe in the east African nation.

“It is a very dangerous situation for the Oromo people in Ethiopia. In nine months more than 1,000 people died in protests,” Lilesa told reporters after the race.

The runner said he now feared detention or death if he returned home.

“They will kill me. I haven’t another visa. Maybe I stay here. If I can get visa I can go to America,” the 26-year-old said.

Lilesa’s protest prompted an outpouring of support on social media, while a crowdfunded effort to raise money to help him find a home outside Ethiopia had received nearly $40,000 (£30,000) in donations within hours.

Olympic athletes are prohibited from making political statements during the Games, but it appears unlikely Lilesa will face any sanctions from sport authorities.

Ethiopia has long been one of the world’s poorest nations but has experienced rapid industrialisation in the past decade. Authorities have been repeatedly accused of human rights abuses and of discrimination against the Oromo, the country’s largest ethnic group, comprising about 25% of the country’s 100m population.

Plans to allocate land surrounding the capital, Addis Ababa, for development prompted fierce demonstrations from members of the tribe in November. Many of those who would have been displaced by the new scheme were Oromo.

Authorities scrapped the scheme in January, but protests spread and continued for months, in the country’s worst unrest in more than a decade.

Several rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have reported that up to 400 have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters.

In the wake of the violence, the United Nations urged Ethiopia to allow international observers in to the worst hit parts of the country.

“Oromo is my tribe … Oromo people now protest what is right, for peace, for a place,” Lilesa told reporters after winning his silver medal, adding that he feared his wife and two children might already have been arrested.

“Maybe I move to another country … you get the freedom if you support only the government. You cannot work without that.”

The government disputes the allegations of human rights violations and says illegal protests by “anti-peace forces” have been brought under control.

 
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Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, described Ethiopia as an island of stability. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Hailemariam DesalegnIn an interview with the Guardian earlier this year, Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, described Ethiopia as an island of stability within the troubled Horn of Africa region.

“We have clearly identified why this protest has come about: unemployment and lack of good governance. Building democratic culture will take some time. But we are on the right track. It’s improving,” Desalegn said.

Any sign of unrest is closely watched in Ethiopia with frequent detentions of alleged dissidents and pressure on the media. Ethiopia is 142nd of 180 in the Press Freedom Index compiled by the Reporters Without Borders campaign group.

In elections last May, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition and allied parties won all 547 seats in the federal parliament and 100% of legislative positions in nine regional councils.

The nation is seen in the west as a key ally in the campaign against Islamic militants from the al-Shabaab movement in neighbouring Somalia and a centre of relative stability in fragile east Africa. Criticism from Washington or European powers of any human rights abuses has been muted.

No silver lining as Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa makes statement (Irish Times)

No silver lining as Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa makes statement

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge takes gold; Paul Pollock leads home Irish trio in 32nd

No event carries more historical prestige than the Olympic marathon, which is partly why Feyisa Lilesa couldn’t let the moment pass without making some statement about it.

In finishing runner-up to Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, Lilesa crossed the line with his hands crossed above his head – a sign of silent support for the Oromia region of Ethiopia, which earlier this month saw a violent government crackdown.

For Lilesa – who won the 2009 Dublin in what was his marathon debut – this was no throwaway gesture: he now fears for his safety and possibly even his life on his returning to Ethiopia, including, he says, the safety of his wife and two children.

Such political protesting is outlawed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), although Lilesa also repeated his gesture during the medal presentation.

The most recent unrest in Oromia, on August 5th, which saw protesters demand social and political reforms, including an end to human rights abuses, reportedly ended with the killing of 90 protesters, in three days, by Ethiopian security forces.

Feyisa’s brave gesturing was matched by his brave run, although there was no denying Kipchoge, who surged ahead inside the last 10k to win in 2:08.44, improving on the bronze and silver won over 5,000m in 2004 and 2008 – with the American Galen Rupp, also trained by controversial coach Alberto Salazar, holding on for bronze.

The Irish challenge began on a cautious note but saw Paul Pollock finish with a storm, the Co Down man closing up at least 30 places inside the last 10km to finish 32nd in 2:16:24.

Behind him, Belfast’s Kevin Seaward overcome a pre-race illness to finish 64th in 2:20:06, with Dublin’s Mick Clohisey claiming 103rd in 2:26:34, his race not helped by an infected foot blister sustained in the weeks before.

“It was an okay performance,” said Pollock, who was sitting in 124th for the opening 10km. “A top-20 performance was the first goal. I went out 30 seconds to a minute slower for the first half than the plan had been, but the legs didn’t come around until the second half. I came through strongly in the second half and this should give me a good platform to produce an even better performance in the major championships.

“It’s been great to see the rise in the number of Irish athletes get the marathon standards and I’m aiming for London (World Championships) in 2017.”

Pollock, who took time out from his medical career to train for Rio, certainly answered the questions over this selection, ahead of Sergio Ciobanu, and ended up with Ireland’s best-placed men’s finisher since Dick Hooper in 1988 (24th).

Oromummaa Isaaf.. (Saphaloo Kadiir’iin / Abdulbasit Atilet Fayyisaa Laliisaaf, Rio2016)

Oromummaa Isaaf..

Saphaloo Kadiir irraa

Fayyisaa

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Akkana dhiirti dhiiraa
Leenci sodaa hin qabne,
Kan alagaa yartuuf
Mormaan gadin cabne,
Ija addunyaatiif kunoo
Mul’isa miidhaa sabaa
Carraaqqii madditti
Carraa dhugaas qabaa,
Dhiibbaaf dhiittaa mirga
Tan diinni sabaan gube,
Lammii isaaf quuqamee
Harkasaa caasee ol qabe,

Du’u jiraadhuu isin waliin
Malee ani maaliin qabaa?
Jedhee nu maddii hiriire
Ardii guutuuf lallabaa,
Atileet Feyyisaa Lalisaa
Dhiira onnee qabdu,
Qeerroo qalbii guutuu
Lammiif lubbuu dhabdu,

Baguma sabakoo ta’e
Gootichi onnee kumaa,
Obboleeyyan kiyyaatu
Hogguu diinaan dhumaa,
Maafiin harka kenna
Harkakoon kaasa malee,
Maal gatii naaf qaba
Meedaaliyaan yoon gale,
Jedha hanga yoomiin
Sodaa ba’adhee fiigaa?
Bishaanii miti beeki
Kan ya’aa jiru dhiigaa..

Lubbuu ilmaan firaa
Kan diinni duguugu,
Kan mirgaaf falmatu
Ani dhooyseen haguugu
Jedhee Fayyisaankoo
Keessa koo fayyisee,
Dhibee gamtaan jiru
Addunyaaf garsiise…

Laalaa nu bochiisaa
Alagaan nutti maqee
Dhugaa isaati goonni
Imimmaan koo haqee,
Sanyiin Elemoo qilxuu
Malaase eelaa teenyaa,
Quuqaa xiloo lammii
Garsiiseef addunyaa,

Umrii haa dheeratu
Hiddi dhiira dhugaa,
Oromummaa isaaf
Falmachuun isaa baga…

Saphaloo Kadiir’iin / Abdulbasit
Atilet Fayyisaa Laliisaaf, Rio2016

BBC: Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio

Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio

As he took the silver medal, Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above – a gesture made by the Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns.

Lilesa is from Oromia, home to most of Ethiopia’s 35 million Oromo people.

He repeated the protest gesture later at a press conference, saying his life would be in danger if he returned home.

Human rights groups say that Ethiopian security forces have killed hundreds of people in recent weeks as they crack down on anti-government protests.

Explaining his actions, Lilesa said: “The Ethiopian government are killing the Oromo people and taking their land and resources so the Oromo people are protesting and I support the protest as I am Oromo.

“The Ethiopian government is killing my people so I stand with all protests anywhere as Oromo is my tribe. My relatives are in prison and if they talk about democratic rights they are killed. I raised my hands to support with the Oromo protest.”

The marathon runner said that he might be killed if he returned.

“If not kill me, they will put me in prison,” he said. “I have not decided yet, but maybe I will move to another country.”

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia celebrates while crossing the finish line to take the second place in the menImage copyright EPA
Image caption Feyisa Lilesa celebrates crossing the line in second place in Rio

Asked if he was worried about being sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he said: “I cannot do anything about that. This was my feeling. I have a big problem in my country, it is very dangerous to make protest in my country.”

Rule 50 of the Olympic charter bans political displays or protests and the American duo of Tommie Smith and John Carlos were famously stripped of their medals after the pair flashed the black power salute on the medal stand at the 1968 Summer Games.

There has been a wave of protests in Ethiopia in recent months over a series of frustrations, including attempts by the governments to reallocate land in the Oromo and Amhara regions.


More on Ethiopia’s unrest


Protesters in the Amhara region – from the Welkait community – first took to the streets of the city of Gondar in July over the reallocation plans.

The Oromos, who make up around a third of the population, have joined the protests over long-held frustrations that they are excluded from the country’s political process and the economic development.

New York-based Human Rights Watch says that more than 400 people were killed in clashes with the security forces in Oromia, although the government disputes this figure.

Marathon Silver Medalist: If I Go Back To Ethiopia, They Might Kill Me

 Marathon Silver Medalist: If I Go Back To Ethiopia, They Might Kill Me

Marathon Silver Medalist: If I Go Back To Ethiopia, They Might Kill Me

Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports
When Feyisa Lilesa crossed the line in second place in the Olympic men’s marathon, he put his arms up in an X. Ethiopians on Twitter immediately recognized that the gesture was in solidarity with the Oromo protests. Lilesa was asked about it at the press conference, and said that his gesture may cost him when he returns to Ethiopia:

Lilesa outside of the press conference: If I go back to , they will kill me. He has a wife and 2 kids at home.

The Oromo protests began when the Ethiopian government tried to clear a forest and soccer field in Oromia last year. According to Human Rights Watch:

“State security forces in Ethiopia have used excessive and lethal force against largely peaceful protests that have swept through Oromia, the country’s largest region, since November 2015. Over 400 people are estimated to have been killed, thousands injured, tens of thousands arrested, and hundreds, likely more, have been victims of enforced disappearances.”

Ethiopian political unease bubbling over into track meets is nothing new. Four Ethiopian runners defected during the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, and are now seeking asylum in the United States. Those athletes, like Lilesa, were opposed to the Ethiopian government’s treatment of Oromo people. You can watch a full LetsRun interview with Lilesa after the Olympic marathon here. In the interview, Lilesa says he may try to get a visa and move to America, and that he would be killed or jailed if he returns to Ethiopia.

OLF is the immune system of the Oromo nations

OLF is the immune system of the Oromo nations

By Baro keno Deressa*

OLF is an organization established in 1973 by Oromo nationalists to culminate the uncoordinated resistance by brave sons and daughters of Oromo people against colonialist hegemony as well as oppression and suppression of the Oromo people and their culture and to promote self-determination for the Oromo people against “Abyssinian colonial rule”.  The birth of the OLF was a turning point in the history of Oromo people’s struggle for freedom. Now, nationally and internationally the Oromo people are intensifying the struggle for its rights more than any time in the history of the Liberation struggle.  Our struggle is now transforming from limited sector of the nation to the popular revolution.  The OLF articulated the Oromo national question and skillfully set the target for the Oromo national struggle. As an organization the OLF deserves all the credit for almost all political gains achieved by the Oromo people.

Why the OLF is the immune system of the Oromo people?  Firstly, what is immune system?

The immune system is made up of a network of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day in order to keep people healthy and preventing infections. The immune system is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other invaders, through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease.

The century long colonial power in Ethiopian empire have committed and still committing all inhuman atrocities, against Oromo people and other oppressed nations. These act of colonial rule create many challenges to form unity-in-diversity.  Namely:

  • Challenge of our history: The Oromo peoples believes that we have to confess our past history to build a better future. There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.
  • Challenge of Socio-economic inequalities
  • Absence of appropriate constitutional settlement
  • Absence of institutions for democracy and development

In order to solve those critical issues the Oromo peoples are promoting:

  • Nations are able to manage their political and social disputes peacefully, without lapsing into conflict, or sustain economic growth without creating huge inequalities, critically depend on the quality of the relevant national institutions.
  • Support the principles of democracy such as the forming of government based on the will of the majority, respect for the rule of law, and respect for basic freedoms.

Oromo peoples believes that there is no common agreement will be achieved while the nations are living such parallel lives:

  • Colonizers are living as the killers while the oppressed nations are dying
  • Colonizers are refusing to accept and respect the right for self-determinations while oppressed nations are crying for their right
  • Colonizers are working to divide and rule while the oppressed nations are fighting for unity.
  • Colonizers are looting and enriching their close families while oppressed nations are suffering from natural and man made disasters
  • Colonizers are cheating while oppressed nations are believing

Most of us (The Oromo peoples, Oppressed nations, former colonizers) now agree that we do not want military rule, our visions and practice of democracy are not uniform, showing a fundamental lack of consensus on this important question as well.  That is why OLF is insisting on the basic demand of the Oromo people and other oppressed nations that is, full freedom to have a legal right on self –determination.  In order to achieve this goal OLF is fulfilling his tasks as immune system:

  • Detecting the enemy plan and tactic in order to expose to the public and preparing action plan.
  • Attacking the enemy plan and distracting their goal in order to empower our peoples struggle and oppressed nations for freedom.
  • Leading our goal forward on the ground in multiple ways, Planning next step and promoting international diplomacy

What are the practical action of this fact:

  • Strengthen our freedom fighters in all corners of our country
  • Organizing the Oromo people from rural area to the heart of Oromia
  • Strengthen our partners by empowering the oppressed nations. To give you an example, forming Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD).
  • Promoting Oromo nations demand on the international arena. To give you an example of this fact and motivation of point number 3: let me give you one remark of the recent European union response on the roundtable discussion:

Rroundtable discussion of Oppressed Peoples of Ethiopia at the European Parliament

PAFD – a pan-Ethiopian alliance founded in October 2015 – to European policy-makers and other interested parties. To that end, representatives of PAFD presented the alliance’s goals and guiding principles and provided updates on the deteriorating human rights situation in Ethiopia.

Mr Abdirahman Mahdi, the PAFD International Relations Bureau, drew attention to the opportunities that PAFD can offer and elaborated on why it is only through the concerted effort of all of Ethiopia’s suppressed groups that democratic change and freedom for all Ethiopians can be brought about.

Dr Baro Keno Deressa, in turn, gave a chilling account of how the Ethiopian government continues to harass, forcefully disappear, torture and kill ordinary Oromo People, Ogaden people, Sidama people, Gambella and Benishangul peoples and other oppressed nations in Ethiopian Empire with impunity, stressing that urgent action and strong alliances are needed to put an end to the immense suffering of Oromo’s and other Oppressed nations in Ethiopia Empire.

Member of European parliament and various delegations:

  • highlighted the importance of giving a voice to the voiceless and reiterated their commitment to support the Oppressed peoples.
  • confirms the significance of alliances such as PAFD in order to overcome further crisis.
  • Other influential delegate underlined urgency of the situation in Ethiopia.

Conclusions:

Nobody has right to tell us about peace because we Oromo people are nation of peace, nation of democratic rule, nation of justice and equality. We are always against all injustices and we are ready to defend all kinds of violations.

Nobody has right to tell us about generosity, because we are nation of love. We have helped and supporting innocent nations of Amhara’s, tiger’s when they come to our country to collect coffee or to work in the agriculture sector, we have treating them when they were sick, we have respected them as equal human being despite their social status, we are loving them us our families not as strangers.

Nobody has right to tell us about patriotism because we have nation of heroes, for century long there is no Ethiopian colonial rule survive without the patriotic act of Oromo sons and daughters.  But our price was humiliation and death  “when it comes to power and money Oromo’s are the last to touch the desk and when it comes to the human-right and equality Oromo’s are the first to be victim of the system”.  Now, when we say it is enough and it is time to build my country Oromia and regain my right as human being, individuals or groups with colonial system and mind have to setback and respect the demand of oppressed nations.  Refusing this fact and try to create all kinds of analysis, tactics and strategies will leads the Ethiopian Empire, horn of Africa and world in general to the hell of 21st century.   

OLF recognize the critical role of empowering ourselves in order to keep up with the rest of the world and more importantly to keep pace with our enemies, implement proactive initiatives for adapting strategic and tactical approaches in order to bring effective solution. In order to facilitate the faction of our immune system-OLF, I call, To the Oromo people, to the Oromo intellectuals and to the Oromo political Organizations, dear brothers and sisters supporting and strengthen OLF means empowering our peoples struggle, promoting our goals and eradicating colonization.

 

Victory to the Oromo people!

 

*Dr. B.K.DERESSA, Medical degree in internal medicine, specialized in Gastro-Hepatology diseases. University Hospital of Brussels-Belgium

​”ዲሬ ኡልፎ!”

​”ዲሬ ኡልፎ!”

   Source: @Dr Tsegaye Ararssa’s Facebook page  

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ከዕለታት ባንዱ ቀን በቀነ ጎደሎ 

ሰኔና ሰኞ ተገጣጥሞ ውሎ

በጠዋት ተነስታ ቡና አፍልታ እናቴ

ማልዳ ልትማፀን የናቷን አቴቴ

አባት አባ ወራ ከእንቅልፉ ሳይነቃ

ፀሎትም ሳያደርስ ምስጋና ለዋቃ

የማለዳ ጮራ ጀንበር ስትፈነጥቅ

ካኪ የለበሰ አንድ ባለ ሙሉ ትጥቅ 

እናትና አባቴን እደጅ ጠርቷቸው

ጆሮ ‘ሚያደነቁር መርዶ አረዳቸው

“ያላችሁባት መሬት 

የመንግስት ሀብት ናት

እናንተም ተነሱ

ቤቱንም አፍርሱ

ተነሱ!…ተነሱ!…

አንዳች አትተንፍሱ!

አንዳች አትመልሱ!”

ይህንን ሲሰማ..

“እትብቴስ! እትብቴ! እትብቴ!”

ብሎ ጮኸ አባቴ

“እትብታችን የተቀበረባት

ያያት የቅድማያት አፅም ያረፈባት

የዋቄፈና ምድር የኢሬቻ 

ለፈጣሪ ውለታ ገለታ ገልቻ

ለዲሬያችን አያና

የምንሰጥባት ምስጋና 

ያለንባት መሬት 

‘ዲሬ ኡልፎ’ ቅድስት ናት”

ታጣቂው ትዕቢቱ

የንቀት ብዛቱ

ቃላቱ ክርፋቱ

“እትብትህን ቆፍረን ካረፈበት ቦታ

እንልክልሃለን አሽገን በፖስታ

ያንተን ኢሬቻ ኡልፎ ኮተታ ኮተት

ጠቅልለሃቸው ሂድ ወደ ምትሄድበት”

እኔ! ያባቴ ልጅ ቄሮ 

አልችል በደል እሮሮ

ንቀት አበረረኝ 

እንደ እብድ አደረገኝ

ሆኘ ውርደት ከልካይ ያባቴ መከታ

ቆሚያለሁ ከፊቱ ከታጣቂው ሽፍታ

እስቲ ንክች!

አልል ፍንክች!

ይጉረፍ ደሜ ይከስከስ አጥንቴ

አይፈርስም ቤታችን የናቴ ያባቴ

ከተቀበረበት አይወጣም እትብቴ

“ዲሬ ኡልፎ” አትደፈር

ልሙትላት ልሁን አፈር።

       =///=

                                        –M.T., 19/08/16

A Muffled Insurrection in Ethiopia (Stratfor)

A Muffled Insurrection in Ethiopia

Summary

Ethiopia’s government, led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has contended with protests for nearly a year. The government’s efforts to quell the unrest have made headlines and drawn international criticism of late, but its problems go well beyond humanitarian concerns. Since the mid-1970s, Ethiopia underwent several periods of upheaval that changed not just the leaders of the country but also the political system and institutions that govern it. Now, with ethnic discontent reaching a new high and the tendrils of insurgency starting to re-emerge, Desalegn’s administration faces the greatest challenge to its rule yet.

Analysis

The protests erupted over a land reform measure, but the roots of discontent go much deeper. Ethiopia’s Tigray ethnic population makes up just 6 percent of the country’s population, yet it enjoys disproportionate influence and representation in government institutions. When the Tigray-dominated government proposed to develop farmland predominantly used by the Oromo people, who make up 34 percent of the population, protests broke out across Oromo regions from November 2015 onward.

Eventually, the government decided against the planned reform, hoping that the protests would dissipate. Instead, protesters continued to turn out, driven by the imprisonment of demonstrators. Then, in recent weeks, the Amhara people — another large ethnic group, accounting for 29 percent of the population — joined in, and the focus of the protests shifted to demands for political equality and an end to the Tigray-dominated ruling coalition’s reign. The protests have now surpassed any grievances about specific legislation, or any specific law enforcement action. Instead, there is a rising resistance to the Tigray’s outsize power and enough pent-up discontent to challenge Ethiopia’s current government.

Together, the Oromo and Amhara are a more serious threat to Ethiopia’s leadership than the Oromo on their own. Furthermore, the Amhara people are more concentrated in urban areas than the Oromo, which has led to protests in population centers. Facing mounting dissent from two of the country’s largest ethnic groups, the government has attempted to suppress the unrest through force. During the weekend of Aug. 7, reports emerged that over 100 civilians had been killed in protests, which led to outcry over the Ethiopian security services’ brutal methods to control the demonstrations. Because the Ethiopian government exercises strict control over media activity in the country and restricts internet access, reports of what exactly happened are slow to emerge. But information from local hospitals suggests that another 100 civilians have been killed since that weekend; at least 55 of these deaths have been confirmed. The rise of urban protests has also led to greater media coverage of the turmoil, despite the government’s attempts to control information.

A History of Upheaval

Ethiopia is no stranger to political unrest. For many centuries the country was run by a monarchy, the Solomonic dynasty, whose rule ended with emperor Haile Selassie. In 1974, a military council brought the first regime change, installing a communist-inspired military council, the Dergue, to lead the country. Eventually, popular support for the new administration began to erode, leading to civil war. The Dergue’s most prominent officer, Mengistu Haile Mariam, tried to reform the Dergue into the People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in 1987, but just four years later, several ethnic rebel groups overthrew the government. The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, led by Meles Zenawi, eventually gained control of Ethiopia and installed the element that rules to this day.

The government in Addis Ababa has been challenged before. Unlike the ongoing protests, however, previous uprisings such as the Ogaden rebellion were isolated to smaller ethnic groups acting alone, and the government dealt with them decisively and successfully. By joining forces across ethnic lines to oppose the ruling powers, the Oromo and Amhara present a more formidable problem for Ethiopia’s leadership. Additionally, under Desalegn’s rule, the government has faced internal unrest and may not be as strong as it was during Zenawi’s rule, which lasted until 2012. As the chairman of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front — the dominant party in the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition — Zenawi led the fight against the communist government that preceded it and installed the Tigray-dominated government in Addis Ababa. His parliament consisted of fellow rebel veterans who had all fought and won together in the war against the Dergue, while Desalegn’s administration lacks the same unity and solidarity. The Oromo and Amhara protests will test whether the Tigrayan administration can endure without Zenawi.

A Budding Insurrection

At this point, the protests and limited rebel activity do not even approach the situation Ethiopia faced in the 1970s and 1980s, when the Dergue countered multiple severe rebellions. Nonetheless, given the size of the Amhara and Oromo populations in Ethiopia, the threat they present should not be taken lightly. As strong as they appear, the Tigray-dominated institutions in Ethiopia are not monolithic. And, because of their small number, the Tigray have had to co-opt members of smaller ethnicities (such as the Wolayta, from which Desalegn hails), and even the Amhara and Oromo, to serve in government and man the security forces. If opposition to the government increases along ethnic lines, the ruling elite or even Ethiopia’s security forces could fracture.

Since the bloody Aug. 7 weekend, protesters in some areas have turned to less violent forms of civil disobedience. For instance, in the Amhara city of Gondar — once the capital of an ancient Ethiopian empire — civilians have gone on a general strike, turning the city into a ghost town despite calls from the government to resume business as usual. Some reports even claim that local militia or rebel groups near Gondar have attacked convoys and bases belonging to the security forces. Though these incidents seem to be few and far between at this point, several latent insurgencies linger in Ethiopia, and growing ethnic dissent could rejuvenate and galvanize support for these simmering rebellions. In the past week, two rebel groups announced their alliance. If these groups increase their attacks, or if other groups join the movement opposing the government, the current administration could face a similar fate to the one it brought upon its predecessors.

The Oromo and Amhara protest movements could change the course of Ethiopia’s future, but it is not yet clear what the result of their uprising will be. A change of leadership could bring greater political freedoms, such as allowing outlawed opposition groups to take part in free and fair elections. On the other hand, it could also lead to prolonged conflict and instability. If the resistance against the government reaches critical levels, Desalegn could decide against an armed struggle and instead take political measures to liberalize or transfer power. Regardless of how this situation develops, Ethiopia’s Tigray-dominated government may not be able to sustain its hold on power for much longer. And though the current protests may be Desalegn’s first major challenge, they will likely not be his last.

Column: How my reporting trip to Ethiopia came to an abrupt end

Column: How my reporting trip to Ethiopia came to an abrupt end

Fred de Sam Lazaro
Special Correspondent
BY Fred de Sam Lazaro  August 18, 2016 at 3:06 PM EDT

For years, Ethiopia has struggled to shed its association with vast human suffering earned during the epic famine three decades ago.

Gleaming high rises in the capital, Addis Ababa, are testament to what today is one of Africa’s most robust economies. An infrastructure building boom has connected the farthest reaches of this sprawling nation of 100 million people, many of them now covered by a government social safety net.

As a result, even though Ethiopia’s current drought has been far more severe than that in the ‘80s — one-fifth of its population suffers moderate to severe food insecurity — there’s very little of the classic, horrible imagery: the emaciated faces of children with distended bellies, which became the backdrop of those historic famine relief rock concerts.

More hours went by before we finally got our “hearing” before five unidentified men. … Each of us was interviewed separately about exactly what our story was, why we chose to go where we did.

We went to Ethiopia to tell this new story, that drought does not have to lead to famine. Many experts say planning and good governance can greatly mitigate human suffering. Ethiopia’s government has won some kudos for its drought response this time, yet its abysmal record on human rights, its harsh treatment of journalists and political dissidents can hijack attempts to tell this story. And in our case, it did just that.

For foreign correspondents, obtaining a journalist visa requires extensive paperwork, documenting the serial numbers of all equipment down to cell phones, a detailed account of every place to be visited and, once approved — if approved — stern warnings not to deviate from it.

The treatment of Ethiopian journalists is far harsher: some 60 of them have fled into exile since 2010, according to the international group Human Rights Watch.

The morning after we arrived in Addis, armed with all required permits and paperwork, we set off for the Oromia region south of the capital, shooting images of the extensive housing and road projects under construction or newly completed, some images of farmland and finally a small farm whose owners were being trained in business skills while cultivating new specialty crops to help cope with climate vagaries.

It was here where we were summoned by Ethiopia’s “security services” to the police station. It is amusing to reflect now that our first reaction was annoyance: this would rob videographer Tom Adair of the afternoon’s best light. If only that was all we would lose.

About two hours into our wait in a dimly lit office, we were told to surrender all electronic equipment, including cell phones, and our passports. No explanation was offered, only the threat of arrest if we continued to insist, as we did, that our paperwork was in order, that it is illegal to confiscate a passport, especially without a receipt.

“Report to Immigration tomorrow, and you can collect it,” we were instructed by a plainclothesman who never introduced himself. That meant a six-hour journey back to the capital and to a building teeming with Ethiopians and foreigners alike, applying for passports or visas. In our case, our chance to get our equipment and documents returned.

More hours went by before we finally got our “hearing” before five unidentified men. They’d combed through every corner of our luggage in pursuit of hidden cameras or memory cards and demanded to see every inch of footage we’d shot. Each of us was interviewed separately about exactly what our story was, why we chose to go where we did.

Our explanation was simple: Oromia was hard-hit by the drought. It is where we planned to film food distribution and other retraining programs run by the government and by Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, the largest nongovernment aid group operating in Ethiopia. A CRS official accompanying us was also detained through this ordeal. This was mystifying since his agency, far from being subversive, is a key government partner in relief work.

As it turns out, Oromia is also one of several regions that have seen political unrest and protests — unrelated to the drought — which the government has put down violently. In the days just before we arrived, Human Rights Watch reported 100 deaths at the hands of riot police in the Oromia region.

It’s fair to assume that the security services were looking for footage or evidence of any encounters we might have had with protests or protesters, highly improbable given that we’d barely arrived in the country. A glance in our passports could attest to that.

Finally, 24 hours after they were taken, our passports and gear were returned with the only “official” explanation we would get.

“You did not get permission from Security,” we were advised, even though no such requirement is published anywhere.

Oromia was now off limits and interviews already scheduled with government ministers about the drought were now canceled.

In Ethiopia, “Security,” the National Intelligence Service, appears to hold the biggest sway, enforcers for a government hell bent on controlling the flow of public information and the images it sends out to the world.

Internet service was shut down throughout the country in the period just before we arrived, presumably to muzzle social media and to prevent protest images from being exported, a virtually impossible task in this day and age. Nevertheless, footage of the protests were broadcast and distributed.

Given that weeks of careful planning (to say nothing of the hefty travel costs) were wiped out by the whims of a paranoid security apparatus, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to return and tell this important story any time soon.

Ethiopia’s Bloody Crackdown: The Case for International Justice

 Felix Horne

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

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration over what they say is unfair distribution of wealth in the country at Meskel Square in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, August 6, 2016.

The protests in Oromia started in November over the government’s approach to development, but as the crackdown intensified, protester grievances focused on longstanding abuses and discrimination. In the Amhara region, protesters have voiced concerns over the dominance of those connected to the ruling party in economic and political affairs, complex questions of ethnic identity, and other historic grievances. Protesters vow to continue, and there is no indication of a letup from security forces or new concessions from the government.

Security force torture of people in detention has been pervasive. Girma (not his real name), an 18-year-old student, was released last week from an Ethiopian military camp seven months after he was arrested at a protest with his classmates. He told me when I talked with him after his release that the nightly beatings left him with permanent injuries that make it hard for him to walk. He is banned from returning to school and afraid he will be arrested again if he seeks medical care. He still hears the screams of the “hundreds of protesters still there who were tortured every night.”

Donor countries to Ethiopia have been largely silent about the brutal crackdown, presumably in part due to the Ethiopian government’s strategic relationships on security, peacekeeping, migration, and development. For years, the US, the UK and other influential governments have basically rejected public condemnation of the Ethiopian government’s repressive practices. But a strategy of “quiet diplomacy” is increasingly limited as Ethiopia’s human rights situation declines and its heavy-handed response to the largely peaceful protests is fueling more anger and frustration.

The small bit of good news is that the international silence on Ethiopia was broken on August 10 when the UN’s top human rights official, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, told Reuters that an international investigation and accountability are needed for the killings of protesters.

The protesters I spoke with in recent weeks have been increasingly reassessing the effectiveness of their peaceful protests in the absence of justice, accountability, and international condemnation of the government’s killing, torture and arbitrary arrests. They told me they are losing faith in Western governments to offer even the mildest criticism of their government.

There are few opportunities inside the country to monitor the government’s human rights record, to hold officials to account, or to access justice. After elections in 2015 that did not meet international standards, the government holds 100 percent of the seats in federal and regional parliaments, preventing any serious parliamentary debate. The courts have little independence on politically sensitive cases and the misuse of the anti-terrorism law is illustrated through the ongoing trial of an opposition leader and advocate for non-violence, Bekele Gerba, the ongoing trial of a former World Bank translator, Pastor Omot Agwa, and the conviction of numerous journalists on trumped-up charges. Numerous restrictions on independent media and nongovernmental organizations result in little scrutiny of abusive security forces. International journalists also face restrictions as three journalists detained during the recent protests can attest to.

Ethiopia’s Human Rights Commission should be investigating abuses by security forces. But its lack of independence was underscored by its oral report on the protests to parliament in June. It concluded that the lethal force used by security forces in Oromia was proportionate to the risk they faced from the protesters. It is not known whether a written version of the report is available to justify such a seemingly politicized conclusion. The briefing was issued just a few days before Human Rights Watch issued a report describing the excessive use of force that resulted in the killing of an estimated 400 people during the first six months of the protests.

International scrutiny of Ethiopia’s rights record has also been lacking despite its June election to the UN Security Council, and its membership on the UN Human Rights Council – which requires it to uphold the “highest standards of human rights” and cooperate with UN monitors. Ethiopia has refused entry to all UN special rapporteurs since 2007. Among the outstanding requests are from the special rapporteurs on torture, freedom of opinion and expression, and peaceful assembly.

Ethiopia’s allies should back the call from the UN human rights high commissioner and press for an international investigation. Such a move will send a powerful and overdue message to the Ethiopian government that its security forces cannot shoot and kill peaceful protesters with impunity. And it will also send an important message to the victims and families that their pleas for justice are being heard.

Ethiopia’s allies need to urgently embark on a new approach to Ethiopia before the current situation descends into an even more dangerous and irreversible political and human rights crisis. They could play a leading role in pushing for investigative or monitoring mechanisms to hold the government to account for its brutal response to citizens exercising their fundamental rights to expression and assembly — or the toll of the dead and the tortured will continue to rise.

Girma, the young student, says he wants to flee the country once his health improves. “I’m leaving because there will never be justice in my country for what happened to me and the world will not do anything,” he told me. “So I will leave rather than wait for death.”

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