Mekiyaa Abdullahitiin | Caamsaa 06, 2012
Tokkummaa! Tokkummaa! Tokkummaa! Tokkummaa!
Gaafiin saba Oromoo hoggayyuu kanumaa!
Aniis gaafiin kiyya kanaa alaa mitii
Gaafiin saba Oromoo gaafii sirriidhaatii
Nami waliigalee yeroon alaa galaa
Saba koo hin usinaa walgaafadhaa malaa
Hayyuu qara qabnaa kan mala nuuf maluu
Jeynootaas niqabnaa goota biyyaafloluu
Biiflees baay’ee qabnaa kan darbatee hin dhabnee
Jeyna sodaa hin qabne kan if booda hin deebinee
Hayyoota ciccimoo warra caffee Odaa
Warra sammuu qaraa madda Sirna Gadaa Read more…
May 6, 2012 (Vancouver Sun) – In parts of this vast country, fields are dry and people are without food. But it’s not like the 1980s, when hundreds of thousands died of starvation. Today, intervention efforts have led to success.
Four years ago, when hardly anyone outside this region was even noticing the serious food crisis developing in the Horn of Africa, hunger was already stalking the dry valley floor just outside the boundaries of this southern Ethiopian town.
Cattle died. Husbands left their wives and boys left their fathers to try to find work in the towns. Whole families fled to new lives of urban poverty.
Today, the climate instability underlying the ever-present threat of famine has grown worse. Read more…
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Camsaa 6, 2012 (VOA News) – Godina Arsii dhiyaa magaalaa Asaasaa keessatti hokkara lubbuu nama Afurii galaafate sanaaf itti gaafatamaan eeenyu? gaaffiin jedhu wal falmisisaa ta’aa jira. Read more…
Ibsaa Guutama irraa | Caamsaa 6, 2012
Musilman empayerichaa harki caalan Oromoo dha. Kanaaf dubbiin ka’e kun caalaatt Oromoo laala. Amantiin kan abbaati. Eenyuu nama irratt humnaan fe’uu yaalee milkaawe hin beeku. Reeffa nama malee ayyaanana saa too’achuun hin dandahamu. Fakeenyaaf bara durii mootiin Habashaa Yohaannis 4faa jedhamu ummata Oromoo kaabaa Kiristinnaa akka kootii fudhattan malee arraba “izaana” ittiin gootan isin irra cira jedhe. Kaan ni sarme, kaan didee arraba dhabe, kaan biyyaa baqatee bahe. Yohaanisis cubbuu sanaan Darbushiin mataatu ira cite. Amantichi garuu ammallee ballinaan hordofamaa jira.
Namooti amantee saanii akka barbaadanitt gaggeeffachuun mirga dhalootaati. Amanteen tokko kaan irra wayya jechuuf eenyuu mirga saas dandeettii saas hin qabu. Amantooti gurguddaan addunyaa kan murna murnatt hin qoodamin hin jiranii. Fakkeenyaaf Kiristinnaan, Kaatolikii, Ortodoxii, Lutheran kkf hiramu. Islammis Sunni, Shiyaa fatti hirama. Hundu murna jala hedduu qabu. Hunduu karaa karaan hordoftoota baayyifachuuf tattaafatu. Dhugaa saanii ummata barsiisuu fi ofitt hawwachuun giroo saaniiti. Sun dhimma finnaa tahuu hin qabu. Qoodi finnaa mirgi namoomaa akka hin uggamne tiksuu malee anjaa ofiif murna hawaasomaa tokko isa kaanitt naquu miti. Finnaa fi amanteen yoo gargar bahanii walabummaan gaggeeffaman malee hawaasa amantee adda addaa qabuuf balaa hin eegamne fiduu dandaha. Kanaaf bulchi amantalummaa kan barbaachise. Read more…
By Ibsaa Guutama | May 6, 2012
Most Muslims in the empire are Oromo. For this reason, the raised issue concerns the Oromo more. Faith is ones own. Nobody who tried to impose faith on another by force had ever been fully successful. If not the corpse, it is impossible to control the spirit of someone. For instance, there was long ago a king of Abyssinia called Yohannis 4th. He threatened Northern Oromo people that he would cut the tongue with which they made azan(summon to prayer) unless they changed their faith to his type of Christianity. Some obeyed, some lost their tongues, and others fled the country. Yohannis got his head cut off for that sin. But, the faith is still flourishing in the same area.
It is the birthright for peoples to conduct their faith in the way they see fit. No one has the right or the ability to say one faith is better than the other. There are no world religions that are not divided into independent groups. For example, Christianity is split into Catholic, Orthodox, and Lutheran etc. Islam is also split into Shiite, Sunni etc. All have many independent sects. All make effort to increase their membership by all means. To reveal truth of their faith to people and attract believers is their business. It should not be the concern of the state. The role of the state is to safeguard human rights. It is not to pit one societal group against the others for its own advantage. In a multi-religious society, unless the role of state and faith are separated, there is a possibility of bringing unexpected catastrophe. That is why secularism becomes indispensable. Read more…
May 6, 2012, ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Muslim protests spread across the country on May 4 when hundreds of thousands in the Ethiopian capital defied government threats and went on protesting against the “Ahbashism Campaign” instigated by the government and “Majlis”.
Observers agree the brutal killing of innocent people in Assasa town has fueled tension between the government and the Muslim community which has now drawn more towns into the strikes.
Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Government said on Friday night that it has expelled two Arabs who came to call for “Jihad” and incite violence at the grand Anwar Mosque of Addis Ababa. However, the report is dismissed by many Muslims as “a fabricated story”. Read more…
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