You are cordially invited to the Oromo Voice Radio awareness and information event on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:00PM at the Oromo Center, 811 Upshur Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.
MWMF’s Oromo Voice Radio news and programs are designed to address issues that impact the life of the Oromo people. Weekly, it broadcasts six program contents to Oromia on Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM local time at 16 MB or 17850 kHz. OVR English Service airs a weekly program at 7:15 PM local time.
Speakers Obboo Ibsaa Guutamaa and others.
Venue: Oromo Center, 811 Upshur Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011
Date: January 30, 2015
Listen by phone:
North America: +1 716-748-0384
Australia: +1 6138672011
Germany: + 492219888089
South Africa: + 27878250192
Voice Mail: +1 206-309-3148
January 28, 2015 (VOA) –የቀድሞ የኦሮሞ ነጻነት ግንባር (ኦነግ) አመራር አባል የነበሩትና አሁን የኦሮሞ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር መሪ አቶ ሌንጮለታ፤ ትግላቸውን በሃገር ውስጥ በሰላማዊ መንገድ ለማከናወን ወደ አዲስ አበባ በቅርብ ጊዜ እንደሚጓዙ አስታወቁ።
ከዓመት በፊት ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ለሚገኘው የኢትዮጵያ ኢምባሲ ለውይይት ዝግጁ መሆናቸውን በደብዳቤ ያሳወቁት የኦሮሞ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር አመራር አባላት፤ ከኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ጋር ውይይት አድርገው ወደ ሀገር የመመለስ እቅድ ነበራቸው። Read more…
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By Dorii Abbaa Fugug | January 28, 2015
Globalization is a phenomenon that has been metamorphosing from negative imperialistic connotation background to more positive, progressive and cherished representation. However, it is still suffering from cynicism and prejudice as some group of nations continuously prospering on the expense of others mortification. Long before the existence of the term globalization and when the concept of globalization is not as comprehensive as today people were fighting over the dominance and some of them with the only rudimentary awareness of the glob and aspired to dominate the world mainly to maximize their sphere of influence or revenues. Others had mainly focused in strongly defending their territory and live in peace and tranquility for many centuries. The Oromo people were among those strong, democratic and peaceful nations in the region. Read more…
By Ibsaa Guutamaa | Amajjii 27, 2015
|Oromiyaan ammayyuu qabaa jala jirti. Oromoon hardhallee lafa saanii, qabeenya sanii, mirga nam tokkee, mirga ummataa fi birmadummaa saanii akka sarbamanitt jiru. Aadaan, dudhaan, afaannii fi eenyumaan saanii dimshaashumatt akka lamuu seenaa keessatt sabummaa hin himannef haqamaa turani. Jeequmsa 1960ootaaf kaasaa kan tahan tuqaalee kana turani. Caalatt badaa kan ta’e, ummata tokko tahun saanii fakkeessaaf erga barameefiillee, qoteebulaa lafa saa irraa buqqisanii “investor” sabgidduu fi naannaa kan lafaaf bishaan haddhaan faalanii fi bosona fanfana malee cagadanitt gurgrachuun ariitii guddaaan gaggeeffamaa jirachuu dha.
||Oromiyaa is still under occupation. Oromo are still denied the right to their land, their resources, the rights as individuals and as a people, and their freedom. Their culture, tradition, language and identity were being totally erased so that they will never claim nationhood at any point in history. These were the major causes of social and political upheavals of the 1960s. More worst, even after the pseudo recognition of them being an entity, evictions of farmers from their land is going on at the highest rate, and the land is being sold to international and local investors who poison the water and the land, and cut down forests and shrubs indiscriminately.
By Dumeesa Diimaa | January 26, 2015
It was about 30 plus years ago that some of us arrived in United Stated to pursue higher education. As young and some what ambitious, we joined the student movements in our prospective universities. For those of us from the Ethiopian empire, the Ethiopian Student Union in North America was our initial home. During the ensuing years, the contradictions among the students from subject peoples of the Empire and those of the Abyssinian heritage could not transcend their revolutionary rhetoric and those of us from Oromo nation disengaged ourselves from the Ethiopian Student Union and in a considerable risk and challenge, in a country with a complex historical and social milieus we hardly knew, much less understood the culture, politics, and other limitation that we might encounter, we organized our own student union. Read more…
Must Watch! Can We Learn From The Past? | January 26, 2015
It clearly speaks to the Oromo cause, as an example.
January 26, 2015 (UNPO) — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will be convening a conference entitled ‘Minority Women’s Rights – An Ethiopian Inferno’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on 4 February 2015 at 15:00. This conference, organised in cooperation with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and hosted by Ana Gomes MEP (S&D) and Julie Ward MEP (S&D), aims to raise awareness on the deteriorating situation of minorities in Ethiopia, especially in the Ogaden region, where violence against women has been described as a ‘weapon of war’. Read more…
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Suurri argaa jirtan kun GOOTOTA ilmaan Oromoo roorroon hammaannan Wayyaanee fuuldura gootummaa dhaan falmaa dhaabbatanii utuu lolanii kanneen harka diinaatti gaafa kufan wayyaaneen gochaa suukaneessaa akkanaatiin uummata yaamtee raawwii akkasii jiilchaf ilmaan Oromoo kanneen irratti raawwatte. Oromoo diina isaa ajjeessaa, falmaa du’uun ykn wareegamuun kabajaa guddaa dha. Bakki gochaan fashitii Wayyaanee kun itti raawwatame godina SALAALEE, aanaa Darraatti baatii dabre gaafa 09/12/2014 ture. Read more…
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International Consortium for Investigative Journalists | Washington, DC, January 2015.
Anuak children in Gorom Refugee Camp in South Sudan. Many Anuak fled Ethiopia during a government relocation campaign called “villagization”. Photo: Andreea Campeanu/ICIJ.
Leaked Report Says World Bank Violated Own Rules in Ethiopia
A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.
Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) is the primary sponsor of the World Bank’s foreign aid initiative, supposedly set up to improve basic health, education and public services in Ethiopia. It has attracted over £388 million in UK taxpayer’s money to date. Read more…
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The Indian Ocean Newsletter, The Ethiopian government authorities are taking the mainly Afar ARDUF armed rebel movement’s opposition to the creation last month of three special kebele (small administrative entities) in the Afar Regional State very seriously.
ARDUF asked the Ethiopian federal authorities to dismantle all illegally constructed settlements in the Afar Region, immediately and unconditionally, or risk the peace and security of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti corridor.
In response to threats issued by ARDUF’s leader in Asmara, Mussa Ibrahim, to attack the transport routes, the Ethiopian federal authorities asked the head of the security in the Afar Regional State, Seyum Awal, to deploy special police forces at the strategic points where the rebels could operate.
The latter see the creation of the three special kebeles as going back on the 21 September agreement between the presidents of the two Ethiopian regional states, Ismail Ali Siro (Afar) and Abdi Mahmud Omar (Somali).
Indeed, this agreement obliged the Somali Regional State to hand back the administration of these same localities to the Afar Regional State.
An upswing in violence in this region which is crossed by routes communicating with Djibouti would impact the whole Ethiopian economy.
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