Ayyaana Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Ebla 15, bara 2012 kabajamu ilaalchisee dhaamsa dura taa’aan Waldaa Hawaasa Oromoo Melbourne-kibba Bahaa-SERMOCAVA dabarsan.
April 13, 2012 (Durame) – A high-ranking Ethiopian security officer reveled his country is supplying arms to South Kordofan rebels in an attempt to overthrow Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.
Speaking on condition of anonymity by phone, the security agent explained Addis Ababa is engaged in arming and giving logistics to SPLM-North rebels with the aim of gaining military equipment and political favors from Israel against arch-foe Eritrea.
“Meles no longer feels there’s any benefit in playing a neutral role in the Sudan. He firmly believes al-Bashir’s days are numbered. His current strategy is to covertly supply arms to Sudanese rebels without raising suspicion from Khartoum.”, the Ethiopian officer said.
“Even if Ethiopian military units were caught in the act of arming SPLM-North rebels, what can al-Bashir do? He’s facing external and internal conflict, he is not in a position to return the favor. This is why Zenawi has caved in to Israeli pressures to arm Sudanese rebels”, the Ethiopian officer explained. Read more…
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The following exclusive photos, submitted to Gadaa.com by an independent contributor, show J/ Abboomaa Mitikku (also known as J/ Abbaa Xiiqii Hinsarmuu), one of the founders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and a high-ranking National Council (Central Committee) Member of the OLF, at an Irreechaa ceremony in the late 1970′s. J/ Abboomaa Mitikku was among those martyrs on April 15, 1980 for the Oromo national liberation from the century-old Abyssinian colonization of Oromiyaa. Read more…
Row between Ethiopia and Kenya: Setting record straight on regional politics and ‘Operation linda nchi’
By Farah Maalim
April 13, 2012 (The Standard) – My attention has been drawn to an article published by The Standard On Saturday on March 24 by Shemsudin Roble, Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya.
While I initially hesitated to comment and give credence to the commentary by the ambassador on the regional dynamics, I, however, felt it important to clarify certain misinformation and erroneous aspects pertaining to my interview with K24 on March 15 at least for the benefit of Kenyans and other people in the region. I wish to clarify the following issues:
Democracy in Kenya
While Kenya is a vibrant democracy in the region, Ethiopia is certainly the complete opposite. In Kenya today, any person who decides to offer oneself for public office must be ready to be held to account for his/her acts of commission or omission, be it the President, Prime Minister and other Government officers, including MPs. This surely is a political context that cannot be countenanced in Ethiopia. Read more…
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April 9, 2012
Ms. Dinknesh Kitila
International Oromo Women’s Organization
Post Office Box 34144
Washington, DC 20043
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Many Americans have written to me about human rights around the world, and I appreciate your perspective.
The United States was founded on the principles of freedom and equality, and our history is marked with triumphs and struggles in fulfilling these timeless ideals. Our task is not finished, and protecting these core values is a shared obligation and apriority for my Administration. No nation should be silent in the fight against human rights violations. When innocents in places like Sudan, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are raped, murdered, or tortured, it is a stain on our collective conscience. I am committed to reinvigorating America’s leadership on a range of international human rights issues. Read more…