Hirmaannaa Dubartoota Oromiyaa Hoggansa Maatii, Sabaafi Ispoortii Keessatti–G fi D Aadde Xahaayi Wadajoo Waliin
August 9, 2012
Aadde Xahaayi Wadaajoo, Hundeessituufi Qajeelchituu Olaantuun jaarmiyaa namoomaa durbootaafi dubartoota gargaaru kan gabaajee REAL jedhamuun waamamu, “Waa’een dubartootaa, waa’ee saba hundaati, ” jetti. Gaaffiif deebiin kun hirmaannaa
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Oromo Studies Association’s Appeal Letter to President Obama on the Current Harassment of Muslims by the Ethiopian Government
August 9, 2012
Dear President Obama,
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) to bring to your attention the current growing unrest among the Muslim community and the widespread, indiscriminate and brutal repression and harassment of peacefully protesting Muslims by the Ethiopian government. Over the past six months hundreds of thousands of Muslims have staged peaceful protests, almost every week, opposing what they call “government interference with their religion by seeking to impose the belief of a little-known sect of Islamic doctrine known as Al Ahbash”. lthough the Muslim community has been protesting peacefully inside their respective mosques, they were met by harsh and at times bloody response from the Ethiopian government police and security forces. Read more…
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As rumours around Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s illness abound, many wonder about what the future of Ethiopia might look like.
Aug 9, 2012 (Think Africa Press) – As Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia concludes his 21st year of rule, and asrumours of his illness and possible demise abound, many are wondering what the future holds for the country. There is significant anxiety within Meles’ inner circle about who will take the reins of power if the prime minister passes away and increased speculation amongst his enemies despite the regimebarring the media from reporting on Meles’ health.
People are questioning whether succession will be easy and smooth or slow and difficult; whether the new leadership will be willing to share power with the growing opposition and many ethnically-inspired movements in the country; who the new rulers might be; and whether the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition will survive the end of Meles’ paternalistic rule. As of now, however, questions are abundant but answers are few. Read more…
By Katrina Manson in Nairobi and William Wallis in London
Aug 9, 2012 (Financial Times) – The prolonged absence of Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s usually hyperactive prime minister, has sparked a covert succession struggle at home and prompted fears farther afield for a future without one of east Africa diplomatic and security linchpins.
Government officials say Mr Meles, who has not been seen in public since mid-June, is recovering from a serious illness, but they deny opposition rumours that he is dead or dying at a hospital in Brussels.
An African Union official said Mr Meles had been in regular contact with Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s former president and AU envoy to Sudan, during recent negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. He has told AU officials he will be back next month to play a more hands-on role in the next leg of negotiations. Read more…
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Aug 9, 2012 (Black Agenda Report) – The U.S. is stalking Africa like an imperial predator. Eritrea is on the short list of who’s going to be attacked next. Eritrea, says the U.S., creates instability. However, “it is not little Eritrea that is destabilizing the Horn of Africa, but the United States, which has made the region a front line in its so-called War on Terror.”
Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threatened to “take action” – and, by that, she meant make war – against Eritrea if it did not stop supporting the Shabab resistance fighters in Somalia. There was no evidence that Eritrea was, in fact, arming the Shabab, and there is no evidence that Eritrea is doing so, now – as the UN Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia admits. Read more…
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Aug 9, 2012 (Xinhua) –Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Wednesday that Ethiopia is willing to promote relationship between Ethiopia and China to a new level.
Speaking at a meeting with He Ping, editor-in-chief of China’s state media Xinhua News Agency, Hailemariam Desalegn thanked China for its contribution to promoting Ethiopia’s social and economic development.
Ethiopia and China have been maintaining good relationship, he said, saying China’s investment has contributed its bit in making Ethiopia one of nations that have witnessed fastest economic growth in the past several years.
Ethiopia hopes to learn from China’s experiences in economic development and expects more involvement of Chinese enterprises in the improvement of infrastructure to realize mutual benefits, said Hailemariam Desalegn who is also the minister of foreign affairs. Read more…
Ibsaa Guutamaa irra
Hagayya 9, 2012 (gubirmans) – Addi Bilisummaa Oromo (ABO) akka yaadaatt baayyee jabaa wan ta’eef meeqa itt duulamu, meeqa busheeffamu, bakka meeqatt caccabsuu yaalamus garaa Oromoo keessaa baduu hin dandeenye, muuxataa bulas. Akka shaakalatt garuu hoggansi saa cimina jaarmicha irra eegamu hin agarsiifne Giidoo barbaachisu dhabani. Gara diinagdeenis dadhabbiin jira. Sana maddisiisuun jarmaa fi hooggansa jabaa gaafata. Kanaaf ergamsi ABO waan halleef hooggansaa fi jaarmaa jabaa eeggataa jira jechuu dha. Akka dhaabatt muda dhalatu sirreeffachuuf mala dursee lafa hin kaawwanne. Rakkinni keessa keessa nyaataa ture kan mataa ka’e ta’uun dhiyoo barame. Miseensota Hoggansaa keessaa kan hin murteeffatintu turan. Falli sana hundaa irraa ququnxuranii waa bixilachuun utuu hin tahin of irratt warrraqsa gaggeessuu gaafata. Daayi egeree iftuu dha, abdiin bilisummaaf ummati Oromoo kuufate hanga inni carraa ofiin bulu argatutt hin dhaamu. Ummati Oromoo qaama ummata Afrikaa ta’uusaa ABOn bareeche beeka. Tokkummaan Afrikaa ummatoota bilisa ta’ani malee abbaa hirrootaatin ijaaramu akka hin dandeenyes ni amana. Akka uumata tokkooti ijjeerrii sana irratt qooda fudhachuuf Oromoon dura bilisomuu akka qabu ni fudhata. Of jabeessuun kan fa’iifis ni barbaachisa. Read more…
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By Ibsaa Guutama
Aug 9, 2012 (gubirmnas) – Because of the conceptual strength of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) campaign against it from many directions, defamations, efforts to break it into pieces, did not materialize; they could not erase it from Oromo hearts, it rather went on rejuvenating. But in practice the leadership did not demonstrate strength the organization requires. It lacked the essential energy. There is also weakness in economic aspect. To generate that also demands stronger organization and leadership. That means the OLF mission is waiting for all round stronger organization and leadership. As an organization it did not put in place methods for correcting defect that might be encountered. It was realized very recently that problems eating it from inside started from the head down. There were undetermined members of the leadership. Therefore it demands not slicing and baking a little bit for once appetite but conducting a revolution on oneself. The vision of independence is the stored hope of Oromo people it cannot be extinguished until it gets the chance of being realized. The Oromoo always remember that they are part of Africa from time immemorial. African unity can be formed by its free peoples not dictators.
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