Adugna Gamachu: The Hunger for Freedom in Oromo Land

The Hunger for Freedom in Oromo Land Adugna Gamachu Martin Luther King once said “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere", but the eyes of the world and super powers became blind and their ears became deaf to notice historical injustice that happened on Oromo people by ignoring committed cultural, historical, social, and economic … Continue reading Adugna Gamachu: The Hunger for Freedom in Oromo Land

Jijjiirama Mormii Waliigalaa Marsaa 3ffaa // የአድማ ቀን ለውጥ // Change Of Date for the Stay-At-Home Protest

#Jijjiirama Mormii Waliigalaa Marsaa 3ffaa. ======================== Mormiin manaa bahuu diduu guutuu Oromiyaatti Wiixata as deemuuf erga waamame as komiin lama ka'eera. Tokko guyyaan mormii kun hiikaa tsoomii filsataa irra oole kan jedhu yoo tahu kan lammataa ammoo guyyoonni lama dhiibbaa barbaachisaa gochuuf gahaa miti kan jedhuudha. Nutis komii kana dhaggeeffannee irratti mari'annee murtii armaan gadii … Continue reading Jijjiirama Mormii Waliigalaa Marsaa 3ffaa // የአድማ ቀን ለውጥ // Change Of Date for the Stay-At-Home Protest

Lammi Begna / ICNC – On the Inside and Out: Reflections of an Exiled Activist

On the Inside and Out: Reflections of an Exiled Activist by Lammi Begna August 17, 2017 Source   For more than a decade, I struggled not to be imprisoned for my nonviolent resistance against the Ethiopian government’s violence against the Oromo people. Inspirational events such as the Arab Spring Revolutions had convinced me that an … Continue reading Lammi Begna / ICNC – On the Inside and Out: Reflections of an Exiled Activist

​Beautiful translation of Bekele Gerba’s prison poem, by M. T. (17/08/17)

Beautiful translation of Bekele Gerba's prison poem, by M. T. (17/08/17). Via Dr. Tsegaye Ararsa (Facebook page) መንገዳችን ሁሉ በእሾህ ቢሞላ ጀርባችን ምሳ 'ራቱ ቁርሱ ቢሆን ዱላ ተስፋችን ብትደበዝዝ  ቀኑ ቢሆን ድንግዝግዝ ያሰብንበት ሳንደርስ የተስፋይቱን ምድር ሳንወርስ ጉልበታችን ቢዝል እግራችን ቢነቃ መንገድ ላይ አንቆምም መንገድ ሳናበቃ። ያን ረጅሙን መንገድ ያንን ውጣ ውረድ በረሃብ በጥማት ወድቆ … Continue reading ​Beautiful translation of Bekele Gerba’s prison poem, by M. T. (17/08/17)

Osman Abdulatif: Ayii… Lammaa Magarsaa

Ayii...Lammaa Magarsaa "Lafa teenyaa nu-kaasaa Biyya teenyaa nu-baasaa Hiyyeessa keenya sobuun Horiin nurraa corame Qabeenya keenya saamuuf Shirri nurratti qorame Yeroon isaa kuttee  Amma isinitti dunna Mala duraan dhahattan Isin harkatti kunna" Jattee...hoggaa dubbattu Dhugaaf jettaan sahe Yaada akkasii kaasuuf Gammachuunin cahe Waadaa keessan eegaa Hojitti wal-babaafnee Bilisummaa jettan fiduuf Miiraan wal-kakaafnee Edaa nu sobuufii … Continue reading Osman Abdulatif: Ayii… Lammaa Magarsaa

The Independent: Muktar Edris celebrates with the ‘Mobot’ after ruining Mo Farah’s double gold medal dream in 5000m final

Ethiopian Edris celebrates with the 'Mobot' after ruining Mo Farah's double gold medal dream in 5000m final 1LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Muktar Edris of Ethiopia does the "Mobot" as Mohamed Farah of Great Britain looks on after crossing the finishline in the Men's 5000 Metres final during day nine of the 16th IAAF World … Continue reading The Independent: Muktar Edris celebrates with the ‘Mobot’ after ruining Mo Farah’s double gold medal dream in 5000m final

The Hindu: Ethiopia’s life under emergency

Ethiopia’s life under emergency Nizar Manek August 12, 2017 Updated: August 12, 2017 Source: The Hindu Military helicopters circled above a crowd of thousands during a festival in Ethiopia’s Oromia region in October last. “Down, down TPLF!” one of those who assembled at Bishoftu town in Oromia shouted into a microphone, referring to the Tigrayan … Continue reading The Hindu: Ethiopia’s life under emergency

Travel Warnings to Ethiopia (for Canada, USA and Australian citizens)

Canada Ethiopia Last updated: August 12, 2017 10:43 ET Still valid: August 13, 2017 05:58 ET Latest updates: The Safety and security tab was updated - random car attacks in Amhara and Oromia Regions.   Risk level(s) Safety and security Entry/exit requirements Health Laws and culture Natural disasters and climate Assistance Risk level(s) Ethiopia - … Continue reading Travel Warnings to Ethiopia (for Canada, USA and Australian citizens)

Africanews: Intense fighting in Ethiopia as key road is blocked, U.S. warns citizens

Intense fighting in Ethiopia as key road is blocked, U.S. warns citizens   Source: Africanews The United States embassy in Ethiopia has reported of intense gunfire between two cities leaving a main road linking the capital and another town blocked. A statement released by the embassy read: “The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that … Continue reading Africanews: Intense fighting in Ethiopia as key road is blocked, U.S. warns citizens

CBS: Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native Ethiopia

Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native Ethiopia August 9, 2017 4:57 PM Video report available here: http://cbsloc.al/2vQumxa (KPIX 5) — At the dawn of the 20th Century, wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie began creating his legacy by building libraries across this country.  That’s sort of what Ahmedin Mohammed Nasser has done, but he laughs when … Continue reading CBS: Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native Ethiopia

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia ‘deliberately drowned’ by smuggler off Yemen, UN says

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia ‘deliberately drowned’ by smuggler off Yemen, UN says By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: August 9, 2017 Source: Twin Cities JOHANNESBURG — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency … Continue reading Up to 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia ‘deliberately drowned’ by smuggler off Yemen, UN says

Dr Berhanemeskel’s Response on ESAT TV’s Report “Addis Ababa residents, Afaan Oromo and the Oromo’s (ESAT Mama)”

ESAT TV's Report is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU5LfXTb7Io Response of Dr Berhanemeskel Abebe Segni to ESAT TV's Report on Finfinnee የሞኝ ለቅሶ...! አሁንስ ከክፋታቸው ድንዙዝነታቸው እያየለ ነው እነዚህ ሰዎች። በምን ቋንቋ ፥እንዴት ቢነገር ነው የሚገባቸው??? 1. ፊንፊኔ የኦሮሞ ነው። 2. የኦሮሞ ጥያቄ በቅድሚያ የባለቤትነት ጥያቄ ነው እንጂ። የ "ልዩ ጥቅም" አይደለም!!! 3. ፊንፊኔ የሁላችንም መኖርያ እንጅ … Continue reading Dr Berhanemeskel’s Response on ESAT TV’s Report “Addis Ababa residents, Afaan Oromo and the Oromo’s (ESAT Mama)”

Korri Gamtaa Miseensota ABO kutaalee Awurooppaa milkiin xumurame

Korri Gamtaa Miseensota ABO kutaalee Awurooppaa milkiin xumurame Koree Qindeessituu Kora Gamtaa irraa Kora gamtaa miseensota ABO kutaalee Awurooppaa gaafa Hagayya 4-5,2017 biyya Netherlands, magaalaa The Hague keessatti geggeeffame haala gaarii fi milkiin xumuramee jira. Korri kunis eebba manguddoo fi faaruu alaabaa ABO tiin eegalame. Akkasumas jaallan qabsoo irratti wareegamaniif daqiiqaa tokkoof yaadannoon ta’ee jira. … Continue reading Korri Gamtaa Miseensota ABO kutaalee Awurooppaa milkiin xumurame

UNPO: 22nd Annual Conference of Ogaden Diaspora Held in Frankfurt

22nd Annual Conference of Ogaden Diaspora Held in Frankfurt From 4 to 6 August 2017, the 22nd annual conference of the Ogaden communities from around the world took place in Frankfurt Germany. The conference, organised by the Ogaden diaspora of Germany invited delegations from Somalia, Oromo, Amhara and Eritrea. Representatives from UNPO Members Ogaden National … Continue reading UNPO: 22nd Annual Conference of Ogaden Diaspora Held in Frankfurt

HRW: State of Emergency Ends in Ethiopia

State of Emergency Ends in Ethiopia Government Should Use Reform, Not Force, to Avoid More Protests Felix Horne Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa @felixhorne1 Source: Human Rights Watch Expand Ethiopian Members of Parliament raise their hands in favour of lifting the state of emergency, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 4, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Ethiopia’s … Continue reading HRW: State of Emergency Ends in Ethiopia

The Daily Signal: Corruption Is Holding Back Democracy and Prosperity in Ethiopia

Corruption Is Holding Back Democracy and Prosperity in Ethiopia Charles Busch / James M. Roberts / August 07, 2017/ The Ethiopian government’s violent repression of demonstrations over the past 12 months has claimed hundreds of lives. (Photo: iStock Photos)   Charles Busch Charles Busch is a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage … Continue reading The Daily Signal: Corruption Is Holding Back Democracy and Prosperity in Ethiopia

Ethiopia economic growth faces political and commodity price risks: Moody’s

Ethiopia economic growth faces political and commodity price risks: Moody's Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with MOODY'S   Ethiopia International Credit ratings group, Moody’s, have given a positive outlook to the Ethiopian economy but warns that the gains are at risk of three major components. The three risk factors according to a recent report by the group … Continue reading Ethiopia economic growth faces political and commodity price risks: Moody’s

Dailysabah: Turkish construction giant eyes more Africa projects after Ethiopia, Tanzania railways

Turkish construction giant eyes more Africa projects after Ethiopia, Tanzania railways ANADOLU AGENCY ADDIS ABABA   AA Photo Turkish construction giant Yapı Merkezi hopes a $3 billion modern railway-line project it is building in Ethiopia and Tanzania will showcase its skills and make it a "trusted development partner" in Africa. The consortium, which prides itself … Continue reading Dailysabah: Turkish construction giant eyes more Africa projects after Ethiopia, Tanzania railways

Globalvoices: Ethiopia’s Anti-Graft Campaign is Rife with Ethnic Tensions

Ethiopia’s Anti-Graft Campaign is Rife with Ethnic Tensions Posted 1 August 2017  Written by Endalk Last week, the Ethiopian government announced the arrests of ‘top officials’ accused of ‘misdirecting public funds’ to ‘maximize their private interests,’ employing favored euphemisms for corruption. The names of those arrested were held back until later in the week, however, with one writer … Continue reading Globalvoices: Ethiopia’s Anti-Graft Campaign is Rife with Ethnic Tensions

Gadaa (Tesfaye) Gebre’ab: ​መረራ ጉዲና ሆይ! ትእግስት ሲሙዋጠጥ አየሁ!!

መረራ ጉዲና ሆይ! ትእግስት ሲሙዋጠጥ አየሁ!! Gadaa Gebre'ab (@Facebook) እነዚህ ሰዎች እንዴት እንደሚያሰቃዩህ አየሁና ደነገጥኩ። ወገኖችህ መሳቀቃቸውንም በማህበራዊ ድረገጾች ላይ አንብቤያለሁ።  ኦሮሞዎች ወይም መላ ኢትዮጵያውያን ስላንተና ሰለ በቀለ ገርባ እያነሱ በቁጭት ይነጋገሩ ነበር። በወዳጆችህ ገጽታ ላይ ወደ በቀል የሚያመራ ስሜትም አየሁ። ትእግስት ሲሙዋጠጥ በአይኔ በብረቱ፡ በጆሮዬ በጅማቱ፡ አየሁ! ሰማሁ!! ደጋፊዎችህ ማእበልና ጎርፍ ናቸው። ጊዜውም ከማእበሉ … Continue reading Gadaa (Tesfaye) Gebre’ab: ​መረራ ጉዲና ሆይ! ትእግስት ሲሙዋጠጥ አየሁ!!

Dr Berhanemeskel Abebe Segni: የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ከዚህ ብሄራዊ ውርደት መውጣት አለበት!

የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ከዚህ ብሄራዊ ውርደት መውጣት አለበት! Dr. Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni(PHD) ዶ/ር መረራን በእደዚህ አይነት ሁኔታ ማየት ለኦሮሞ ህዝብ ብሔራዊ ውርደት ነው።  ይህ የሚያመለክተው የኦሮሞ ህዝብ አንድ ያልተሻገረውና መሻገር ያለበት ትልቅ ድልድይ አለ። እርሱም አንድ የፓለቲካ መህበረሰብ መሆን ነው።  አንድ ህዝብ የፓላቲካ መህበረሰብ የሚሆነው ሶስት ዋና ዋና ነገሮችን ስያሟለ ነው።  1ኛ፣  አንደኛውና የአንድ ህዝብ ተቀዳሚ … Continue reading Dr Berhanemeskel Abebe Segni: የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ከዚህ ብሄራዊ ውርደት መውጣት አለበት!