Archive for July 26th, 2012

Ethiopia: What Happens If Meles Zenawi Can No Longer Govern?

July 26, 2012 (eurasia review) – Ethiopia does not have a firm leadership succession plan if Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is no longer able to head the government, according to a former defense minister.

Seeye Abraha, who worked with Meles on the ruling party’s executive committee but who is now a member of the political opposition, said Tuesday that uncertainty and anxiety is growing over the nation’s leadership during the prime minister’s so-far unexplained absence. He blamed it on the country’s one-party electoral system and Meles’ one-man-rule style of governing over the past 12 years. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 26/07/2012 at 9:35 pm

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Sheik Jamal, who went home for visit, ‘killed’ in Ethiopia

Seattle resident Sheik Jamal

July 26, 2012, SEATTLE – Longtime Seattle resident Sheik Mohamed Hussein Mohamed, “aka” sheik Jamal of Seattle, died suddenly on July 19 in Ethiopia and relatives feared he was killed. Following is a report by friends of the deceased elder:
Sheik Jamal left Seattle on July 17 , 2012 for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to spend Ramadan with his significant others back home. He safely arrived at Bole International airport on July 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM.

Sheik Jamal left Addis for Galamso town in the Eastern part of the country. He rented a private mini bus and left Addis same day. Our sources further confirmed that there were only three people inside the mini bus: the deceased, the driver and an assistant driver. A few miles away from their destination, the driver and his assistant brought the dead body of Sheik Jamal to Galamso hospital. They said: “He passed away due to abrupt “heart attack”.” Read more…

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Posted by admin - 26/07/2012 at 4:10 pm

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Dismantling Meles Zenaw’s Apartheid Regime

Mamphela Ramphele

Challenging Apartheid in South Africa


Maybe this question sounds overwhelming. However, people who become leaders have all had to ask themselves this question at some point. They started finding answers by choosing how they would lead their lives every day and by creating their own opportunities to make a difference in the world. The anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” So let’s look at some of the qualities possessed by people who are determined to change the world.

First, it takes vision. The great stateswoman and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” People who change the world have the ability to see what is wrong in their society. They also have the ability to imagine something new and better. They do not accept the way things are-the “status quo”-as the only way things must be or can be. It is this vision of an improved world that inspires others to join leaders in their efforts to make change. Leaders are not afraid to be different, and the fear of failure does not prevent them from trying to create a better world.

Second, it takes courage. Mary Frances Berry, former head of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said, “The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can’t be done.” People who change the world know that courage means more than just saying what needs to be changed. It means deciding to be active in the effort to bring about change-no matter what it takes. They know they face numerous challenges: they may be criticized, made fun of, ignored, alienated from their friends and family, imprisoned, or even killed. But even though they may sometimes feel scared, they continue to pursue their vision of a better world. Read more…

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Posted by jiruu - 26/07/2012 at 12:33 pm

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Declaration: The Peoples’ Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

(OLF, ONLF, SLF and some candidates of AFD)

July 26, 2012 ( – The aforementioned peoples’ alliances of Ogaden Somalis, Oromo, Sidama and the new candidates of AFD:

After deliberating on the current situation in Ethiopia and carefully observing the level of struggle against the current regime and the apparent confusion created by the sudden disappearance of Meles Zenawi, the “strong man” ruling Ethiopia for the past twenty one years;  Read more…

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Posted by admin - 26/07/2012 at 6:13 am

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Iyyannoo Baqattoota Oromoo Aden,Yemen

Jaarmaya Hawaasaa Baqattoota Oromoo Adan-Yaman irraa | Adoolessa 26, 2012

Baqattoonni Oromoo galaanarraa akka bu`aniin namoota dhuunfaa daldala ilma namaa hojii taasifatanii fi waraana motummaa Yamaniin tumamuu hiraarfamuu dhalaa fi ijoolleen gudeedamuu, Ajjeefamuu fi kaan hidhaatti darbatmuun,Hidhaa keessattis Bombii Gaazaa imimmaan nama boochisuu fi nama ajjeesuu illee danda’u itti darbachuun hojii mootummaa Yemen fi UNHCR erga tahee bubbulee jira.Kanaaf ragaan gaafa 22/07/2012 gochaa suukanneessaa mana hidhaa Underground Immigration Sana’aatti baqattoota Oromoo ji’a 10 oliif hiriira irra turanii UNHCR fi Mootummaan Yemen walii galteen hidhan irratti raaw’atamee dha. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 26/07/2012 at 5:54 am

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Pain Killer for Our Headache, to Dissolve Us! Watch out Oromo Wolves among the Sheep!

By Odaakoo | July 26, 2012

The title is parable; it has bone and bone marrow. It should be defined and be explained well. What is pain killer? Do we have headache? How can we dissolve? How come the wolves? These might be the questions which revolves in one’s mind when encounter the title.

The author heard interview concerning the current situations of Oromo inside Oromia and diaspora. Oromo said well in their great proverb (mammaksa): ’Aak jedhan waa tufan mammakan waa himan’. This is the author’s deep concern of which all concerned Oromo should share. As we all know, our main headache to all Oromo is branching among the OLF main stem. The OLF main stem is the Oromo People on which they are rooted in the soil of Oromia. We can’t talk about OLF without the root and stem. That is why the division among the OLF factions became a great threat and headache to us in general. For our headache the ones who want to dissolve us want to give us temporary pain killer. I want to remind Oromo the great athlete of Oromo Kenenisa Bekele had ones great head because he lost his beloved fiancée. Because of his headache he forced to enter the trap of wolves that lastly and completely dissolved him. The wolves are very shrewd that they approached to help him and pretend to give relief superficially for the headache. They dissolved him and added headache to Oromo People; that was the wolves’ main target. Similar scenarios are circulating these days and find support, planned to stand among the sheep and finally dissolve completely. Small salt dissolves soon inwater but mass salt dissolves slowly watch out. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 26/07/2012 at 5:34 am

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Ethiopia: Widespread violations feared in clampdown on Muslim protests Amnesty International is concerned over the fate of scores of Muslim protestors arrested in Ethiopia during July. The arrests took place in the context of ongoing protests against alleged government restrictions on freedom of religion in the country. The detainees are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment, and there have been numerous reports of beatings in detention against those arrested. Some detainees have been held in incommunicado detention since their arrest without access to family members, often in unknown locations. Amnesty International is further concerned at widespread reports of the beating of protestors during demonstrations, and other examples of excessive use of force by the police during the arrests and the dispersal of protests, resulting in many injuries to protestors. Those arrested in July include members of a committee of representatives selected by the Muslim community to represent their grievances to the government and at least one journalist. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 26/07/2012 at 5:19 am

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