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Numa jirraa – Walaloo

Makiyaa Abdullahitiin | Fulbaana 03, 2012

Numa jirra numa jirraa
Hanga arraa numa jirraa

Nu fixuuf yaalen dachiirraa
Waa dhumnee numa jirraa

Wuliillee ni jiraannaa
Ni fixna malee yoom dhumnaa

Dhufaa dabraan numa miidhaa
Numa saamee numa hidhaa

Abbaa ilmaan nu waldabran
Numarrati mootii tahan Read more…

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Posted by Falmataa - 03/09/2012 at 9:50 pm

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ETHIOPIA SPECIAL REPORT: Meles Zenawi’s death leaves a ticking time-bomb

September 3, 2012 (The Indian Ocean Newsletter) – The death of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi on the night of Aug. 20 will amount to no less than a time-bomb for the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and for its hard core, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) because it will ignite previously restrained ambitions of his would-be successors.

Haile Mariam Desalegn, former adviser to the Prime Minister and current vice prime minister, was named as acting leader. But there’s no saying Desalegn, an engineer from southern Ethiopia who was Meles Zenawi’s favorite, will be able to impose his authority in lasting fashion on TPLF bosses from the north of the country. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 03/09/2012 at 1:58 pm

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South African anti-Apartheid struggle poet, with Oromo ancestry, Neville Alexander dies

September 3, 2012

Dr. Neville Alexander died on Monday, August 27, 2012, after a crippling, albeit brief battle with lung cancer. Professor Neville Alexander, a public intellectual, a prominent educationist and a hero of the struggle for liberation was 75 years old. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 03/09/2012 at 8:51 am

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Zenawi’s grisly legacy: divisive dictator relished by outsiders

By Nemera G. Mamo

Sept 3, 2012 (Opride) – The death, imposed mourning period, and funeral of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, an ascribed dictator hailed by his supporters as a hero, remained the biggest news story for the second half of August.

Meles was a tyrant who tried to institutionalize authoritarianism and make itacceptable . No one yet knows how he died, but that is part of the secrecy, which shrouded his authoritarian rule. Rumor has it that a blood cancer, brain tumor, liver disease or a cumulative of these conditions caused his early demise.

A lot has been said about the legacy Mr. Zenawi had left behind: both bad and good – by foreign dignitaries, journalists who covered him, and ordinary folks alike. I was particularly moved by one Facebook post from a young man in Minnesota: It’s like God said to the TPLF, let my people go or else I will bring plague number 10 to all first born [leaders]. It seems like the angels are already clearing the house. The premier’s demise follows the death of an influential Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch, Abune Paulos. The apocalyptic types say there will be many more in the days and moths ahead. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 03/09/2012 at 12:24 am

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