By Alamayoo Tilahun | April 20, 2014
The Ethiopian dictatorship was the incumbent of a political office of legislator of the Ethiopian democracy. But Ethiopian dictators had allocated absolute power for 23 years. Their power was originally neither arbitrary nor unaccountable, being subject to law and requiring retrospective justification. There were no such like Ethiopian (TPLF) and his late party prime Minster Melas Zenawi dictatorships in the world after the beginning of the 2nd century BC, later dictators such as Sulla and the Roman Emperors exercised power much more personally and arbitrarily.
A government controlled by one person, or a small group of people. In this form of government the power rests entirely on the person or group of people, and can be obtained by force or inheritance. The dictator(s) may also take away much of its peoples’ freedom. Read more…
Distinguished Oromo scholar, Surgeon Physician and Philanthropist, Dr. Gudata Hinika will be the Keynote speaker for the OSA Annual conference in August 2014
By Ibrahim Amae Elemo M.D, M.P.H |April 20, 2014
It is with great excitement that I announce to you and to all the Oromo Media that Dr. Gudata Hinika has been selected as the Keynote speaker for the OSA Annual conference. He is an inspiration to many Oromo and African born immigrants in the Diaspora. His achievement is stellar! His commitment to empower the Oromo people and other peoples of Ethiopia is commendable.
The Annual Conference of the Oromo Studies Association will be held on August 2-3, 2014 in Washington D. C Metro area. The Theme of the conference is ” Gada & Oromo Democracy: Celebrating 40 Years of Research and Oromo Renaissance”. The Deadline for submission of articles and panels is May 21, 2014.
Please, send articles and panel proposals to OSA President at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is the full profile of this distinguished scholar, Surgeon Physician and Philanthropist. It is a great honor and privilege for me to introduce our keynote speaker. Read more…
April 19, 2014
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By Qeerransoo Biyyaa | April 20, 2014
Under the excuses of “joint development” for cities of Oromia and Finfinne, the Tigirean minority regime of Ethiopia has secretly created a master plan it calls “Addis Ababa and the Surrounding Oromia’s Special Zone Common Development Master Plan.” Using buzzwords of “ urban development”, “investment” and “industrialization” as “benevolent” justifications, the Tigire People’s Liberation Front is in a feverish campaign mode to implement the next large-scale genocide it wishes to invisibly commit on the Oromo people. The plan to depopulate cities and rural areas inhabited by Oromo farmers and urban residents in and around Finfinne (Addis Ababa) is under way. Read more…
Ebla 19, 2014
Allaattiin gammoojjii, Osoo dubbattee
Qurxummiin galaanaa, afaan baafatte
Lafeen lammii koo, awwaacha dhabee
Soora bineensaa, tahee tahee
Abbaan lafaa, dhabee lafa saa
Sooree alagaan, irraa jiraataa
Dhakaa falaxee, lafasaarratti
Qansiraan bulaa, qonni hafeetii
Dhakaa falaxee, lafasaarratti
Hojjatee bulaa, qonni hafeetii
Kan dur qotee, gootaraa guutu
Arra hiyyoomee, tahee kadhattuu
Jiruu dadhabee, hanqatee jiraachuu Read more…
Statement of the Oromian National academy (ONA) | April 20, 2014
As the Oromo people are increasingly opposing against the Abyssinians scramble to annex central Oromia into their business district known as Addis Ababa, the Oromo youth struggle to stop this process is also growing by every passing day. In the process, many Oromo artists are exposed to the Tigreans intelligence services abduction and torture.
Obsessed with becoming richer and richer, Ethiopia’s superpower tribe, the Tigre, once again turned it’s attention to land garbing activities and they are in the process of evicting the Oromo people from their lands. To make their robbery look legal and legitimate, the Tigre tribe leaders hold meetings and conferences at their parliament Halls and address their Trojan Horse, the OPDO. Few days after they were into the meeting, artist Jafar Yesuf released new song dedicated to land grab and human rights abuse in Ethiopia. Fearing that his new song will ignite opposition, the Tigre tribe kidnaped Artist Jafar Yesuf following it’s tradition of kidnaping and murdering. Read more…
April 19, 2014
|Waayee Finfinnee – Kutaa 1ffaa||Waayee Finfinnee – Kutaa 2ffaa|
Deliberate and systematic extermination of identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia via land grabbing (1870 – 2014)
Jaatee M. | April 19, 2014
Land grabbing is classically known as the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally or unfairly. It is recently defined as large scale acquisition of land through purchase or lease for commercial investment by foreign organizations (4). Abyssinian governments of Ethiopia are systematically used land grabbing as a tool either to eradicate completely or to reduce indigenous peoples of Ethiopia particularly Oromo and generally Southern peoples in favor of Abyssinian identities. Both micro and macro scales of land grabbing have effectively resulted in disappearance of indigenous identities over time, because land is not only a fixed asset essential to produce sufficient amount of crop and animal to secure supply of food, but it is the foundation of identities (language, culture, and history) of a community or a nation. Changes to land use without consultation of traditional owners of the land mainly by forceful displacement of indigenous peoples can in a long term result in disappearance of languages, cultures, and histories of the peoples traditionally identified by ancestral land. Both expansion of amorphous towns & cities without integration of identities of indigenous peoples and large scale transfer of rural land to investors are the major political strategies of current Abyssinian government to successfully achieve the target of eradicating identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia in order to replace with Abyssinian identities. Thus, problems associated with land grabbing become very complex in Oromia and Southern Ethiopia where the peoples are unrepresented by the Abyssinian government of Ethiopia. Read more…
This report was published originally on July 24, 2013, but the status seams unchanged if not worse.
(The African Economist) — You probably heard that Ethiopia has been a fast growing economy in the content recording very high growth rate not just in Africa but the world as well. Yet the new measurement known as the Multidimensional Poverty Index, or MPI, that will replace the Human Poverty index in the United Nations’ annual Human Development Report says that Ethiopia has the second highest percentage of people who are MPI poor in the world, with only the west African nation of Niger fairing worse. This comes as more international analysts have also began to question the accuracy of the Meles government’s double digit economic growth claims and similar disputed government statistics referred by institutions like the IMF.
Claim and counter-claim has attended the delayed publication of a report on the likely impact of the Grand Renaissance dam
April 19, 2014 (The Guardian) — The opening sentence of Egypt‘s new constitution describes the country as the river Nile’s gift to Egyptians. It is a grand claim, but one that helps explain Egypt’s indignation at the ongoing construction of a blockage on the Nile, thousands of miles upstream: the $4.7bn (£2.8bn) Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam (Gerd).
Egyptians have long maintained that Ethiopia’s dam project will dangerously deplete its water stocks – about 95% of which are derived from the world’s longest river. A year ago, a former Egyptian water official boldly claimed that the Gerd might deprive Egypt of up to 10bn kilolitres, devastating roughly a million acres of farmland along the shores of the Nile.
April 18, 2014 (CNN iReport) –The indiscriminate round-up and detention against all immigrants who have been in the country began on Friday April 2, 2014; and has mainly targeted the immigrants living in Eastleigh District of Nairobi, a neighborhood largely dominated by Somalis and Oromo immigrants. Oromo refugees once fled to Kenya for safety claim facing detention and threats since government ordered them to move to camps. The Kenyan police and security agents have arbitrary arrested and detained around 6000 refugees who are originally from neighboring Horn of African countries; and have continued hunting for more. Read more…
Mootummaan Wayyaanee Badii Tokkoon Malee Sabboonaa Artistii Oromoo Jaafar Yusuuf Ukkaamsuu Mana Hidhaa Galche
By Qeerroo.org | April 18, 2014
Mootummaan Wayyaanee aartii fi Artistoota Oromoo nyaachaa alalfachaa kan as geesse Sabboonaa Jaallatamaa wallisaa Oromoo kan tahee fi yeroo ammaa kana keessatti walleewwan haaraa baasuudhaan daran jaallatamaa kan dhufe Wallisaa Artistii Oromoo Jaafar Yusuuf mootummaan wayyaanee Ukkaamsuun mana hidhaa keessatti darara irraan gahaa jirti. Mootummaan wayyaanee Wallisaa Jaafar Yusuuf dhimma Lafa naannawa Finfinnee federaala jala galchuu ilaalchisee wallee Finfinneen Keenyuma jedhu wallee baaqqee gadhiisteetta, Ati akeeka mootummaa wayyaanee Uummata kakaasuun fashalsiisuu irratti argamta jechuun mana hidhaatti ukkaamsuun darara jabaa reebichaa bakka lafeen ilmaan Oromoo hedduun keessatti nyaatame Maaikelaawwii keessatti dararaa jirti
Mootummaan Wayyaanee Artistoota Oromoo waan Oromoo fi Oromiyaa sirban kanneen akka Eebbisaa Addunyaa, Yoseef Gammachuu, Usmaayyoo Muusaa, Abdii Qophee fi kanneen biroo hedduu darara jabaa irraan gahuun lubbuu isaanii kan dabarsite yoommuu tahu yeroo ammaa kanas Sabboontota Oromoo Artistoota waan Oromoo sirbuun oromummaa hubachiisan kanneen akka Jaafar Yusuuf mana hidhaa keessatti darara jabaa irraan gahaa jirti. Read more…
April 18, 20914 (Dawn) — JUBA: At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday’s attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said. Read more…
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By Dana Wagner, Huffingtonpost
April 18, 2014 (In Depth Africa) – I recently wrote an article criticizing two Canadian Cabinet ministers and the absolute privilege of irreverence struck me yet again. I didn’t have to spend a week sleeping anywhere but home to avoid thugs, or worry about my family losing their jobs, or alert my friends — especially my international ones — that I feared jail and to keep the media on my case if I disappeared.
If I did expect any of that, I don’t think I would have the courage to write. That is a great tragedy in societies without press freedom or freedom of speech, that critics can be silenced by the powerful, invisible force of self-censorship.
Disturbingly, it’s the ones who defy that force that make the case for self-censorship stronger: They face the outsized punishment that is also an explicit warning to the rest. Jail, harassment, or worse for journalists and their families has the ultimate demonstration effect. Read more…