Ibsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo | Hagayya 06, 2012
Hawaasni Muslimaa Itoophiyaa keessaa ji’oota danuu dabran kana gaaffii mirga wal qixxummaa fi walabummaa amantii dhiheessaa jiraatu illee, mootummaa biyyan bulcha jedhu irraa hanga ammaatti deebii sirnaa akka hin argatin beekamaa dha. Gaaffiin hawaasa Muslimaa, akkuma heera isaa keessa kaayametti, akka mootummaan dhimma amantii keessaa hin seenne fi hogganoota dhimma amantii isaanii ufiin akka filatan kan gaafatu tahee osoo jiruu, har’a mootummichi gaaffii sana gara dabarsuudhaan maqaa biroo kennaafii akka jirus ifaa dha. Kun gaaffii heeraa fi gaaffii mirgaa waan taheef ABO jalqabaarraa kaasee deeggarsa isaa labsee ture ammallee irra deebisee mirkaneessa.
Aug 6, 2012, CAIRO (bikyamasr): An Egyptian ministry of water and irrigation told Bikyamasr.com on Sunday morning that with the combination of Egypt’s new President Mohamed Morsi and the potential of seeing a new leader in Ethiopia, they hoped the tension over Nile River water could be resolved.
“While this can in no way be official policy at this point, I believe that there would be more maneuvering with a new leadership in Ethiopia because there would be the ability to communicate and not be seen as antagonistic,” the official said, adding that they were not authorized to speak to the media. Read more…
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Aug 6, 2012 (Agaw Kemant)
August 5, 2012
His Excellency Haile Maryam Desalegn
Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Reference: Kind Request Detention and Harassment on the Agaw People to End
The constitution of Ethiopia guaranties equal rights to all Ethiopian nations and nationalities, as indicated in Article-25. The constitution also recognizes a multi-party political process in Article-38 (2). A detailed legal framework for political party formation is laid down in Revised Party Registration law, Proclamation NO. 573/2008.
There are around 62-registered political parties in the country currently. Of course, some of them are ethnic based regional parties and others are multi-ethnic parties. Lately, the Agaw people are presumably in move to undertake political party formation, like other Ethiopian nations and nationalities. Unfortunately, their attempt to exercise the rights guaranteed in the constitution is exposing them to detention and harassment. The oppression is not new for the Agaw people in Ethiopia, but in recent months the situation has gone bad to worse. In June, nine farmers were detained for three weeks allegedly planning to stage demonstration at the town of Tikle Digay, Lay Armachiho. Since Aug. 3, 2012, Mr. Melese Desta has been in detention in Metema, North Gondar. To the best of my knowledge, he has been accused of in attempt to organize the party, called Agaw Democratic Party. In addition to detention, the police confiscated the literature he had at the time of arrest. It was a copy of the Ethiopian National Election Board form used for signature collection. The police and ruling regional party, ANDM, working hand in hand declared the document illegal. Moreover, they order any documents related to the party formation to be submitted to the police, and harassed and threatened those people believed took part in the process. Surprisingly, there was unconfirmed report a party official for saying, “if you want to organize the party, you have to move to Tigray or Oromia Region.” Read more…
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