Dec 6, 2013 (Africa Review) — Ethiopia and Eritrea are in secret talks mediated by Khartoum with a view to end the historic conflict between the two nations.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir revealed Thursday that he had initiated indirect talks between the leaders of both countries, bringing them on the negotiating table to discuss border disputes, proxy wars in Somalia and other political issues.
“We started some efforts to normalise the relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea,” President Bashir said, in a joint statement with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.
Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia after a bitterly fought independence war in 1991. Read more…
Theme: Communicating Oromo Issues Effectively: The Role of Media, Organizations and Elites
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) have unanimously chosen Chicago to host the 2014 mid-year conference of the OSA. The Conference is going to take place on March 29th and 30th of 2014 at WeissMemorialHospital, 4646 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, IL60640. The OSA organizes the conference in collaboration with the youth wing of the Oromo Community of the Greater Chicago land. Chicago is home to a small but remarkably cohesive and vibrant community for over two decades. Read more…
Itana Guteta | 06.12.2013
Ilmii namaa kamiyyuu Adduunyaa kanarraa jiraachuuf carraan kan isa qaqqabee hundii jireenyasaa guyya gayyaa geggeeffachuuf, oolee buluuf,akkasumaas kanneen biroo ilma namaaf barbaachiisan hundaa yeroo geeggeffatu kessaatti dursa kan isa barbaachiisuu bilisummaa dha. Garbomaanii jiraachuun fedhi ofiin utuu hin ta’iin tooftaa fi mala garboonfatan fayyadamuun yoo dirqaame qofa. Sabni garbomee kamiyyuu bilisummaa barbaachaf yoo socho’ee yookan fiincilee, garboonfataa fi isa garboomee gidduu garagarummaan jiruu guddaa waan ta’eef salphaatti bilisoomuun heedduu daadhabsiisaa akka ta’ee eenuyu jalaayyuu kan dhokaatu miti. hatayyuu malee garbuummaa filannoo isa dhumaa godhatee jiraachuuf namni kamiyyuu sammuun isaa amansiisee itti boqoochuun kessummeesse jiraachuu kan fedhuu tokkollee akka hin jirree beekamaa dha. Read more…
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South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says.
December 5, 2013 (BBC) –Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.
In a statement on South African national TV, Jacob Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son,” Mr Zuma said.
He said Mr Mandela would receive a full state funeral, and flags would be flown at half-mast.
BBC correspondents say Mr Mandela’s body will be moved to a mortuary in Pretoria, and the funeral is likely to take place next Saturday.
A crowd has gathered outside the house where Mr Mandela died. Some are flying South African flags and wearing the shirts of the governing African National Congress, which Mr Mandela once led.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world’s most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.
He had rarely been seen in public since officially retiring in 2004. He made his last public appearance in 2010, at the football World Cup in South Africa. Read more…
Ethiopia foreign ministry announces up to 50,000 more citizens to return after crackdown on illegal immigrants
London: Dec. 5, 2013 – A Call for Demonstration Against Refoulement of Oromo and Other Refugees from Saudi Arabia
A demonstration is organized to protest against arbitrary arrests, tortures, killings and extraditions of Oromo and other refugees and migrant workers from Ethiopia in Saudi Arabia.
All OROMOS and those who stand for human rights are invited to take part in this demonstration.
Date: 05 Dec 2013
TIME: 1:00 pm – 5:pm
Venue: Curzon Street London, W1J7TY
Dec 5, 2013 (Aljazeera) — Ethiopia has repatriated more than 100,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia following a violent crackdown on illegal immigrants, Addis Ababa’s foreign ministry has said.
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said on Thursday that up to 50,000 more citizens were still expected to return.
“Last night arrivals from Saudi reached 100,620,” Tedros said in a written statement.
“All citizens that were detained in Riyadh deportation camps are back”.
Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens from Saudi Arabia last month after a seven-month amnesty period for undocumented immigrants expired, sparking violent protests between Ethiopian migrants and Saudi police.
Foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said repatriation efforts had been “successful so far. Read more…
On December 1, 2013, the Oromo Studies Association has posted on its Facebook page about unfortunate experience of a certain Oromo scholar at the British Council, in Ethiopia, regarding the selection of the code of his mother tongue from a list of the African languages. The purpose of this compatriot was to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Filling a registration form before taking the TOEFL was a normal procedure. Much to his dismay, Afaan Oromo, was missing from a list of some eighty African languages (among which Amharic and Tigrinya were mentioned) on the form. In fact, when we put in the relative terms mentioning Amharic and Tigrinya and disregarding Afaan Oromo is tantamount with mentioning Scotish and Welsh and ignoring English from a list of languages in Great Britain. Read more…
Taammanaa Bitimaa irraa | Mudde 03, 2013
Dubbiftoota barreeffata kanaa jaalatamoo fi kabajamoo, kanaan dura dhaamsa kanatti aanee jiru isiniif dabarseen ture: “kunoo harra irraa jalqabeen mataduree ”KORBOO SHEEKKOTAA”, jedhamu kana jalatti sheekkota gaggabaaboo (“short stories”) tan addaddaa isinii dhiyeessuuf yaala. Egaa kunis akkuma yeroon naaf hayyametti. Isin warri kana duukaa-buutanii dubbiftan akka itti gammaddan abdiin qaba.” Dabaleesoo, yeroo dabre sheekkoon: “
1) HARKA TOLAA BALLEESSUU DIDE“, jedhamu akka mandheedhuma tana irratti baye kabajaanan isin yaadachiisa.
2) WALLAALUMMAAN BOONAA
Amma qilleensi Shaggar gammachiisaa miti. Kunoo, gara iyya-indaanqoo irraa kaasee hamma ammaattuu roobaa jira. Roobni kun kan harfixoon walsimate waan tayeef, oggaa keessa deeman nama waxala. Dabalee Uumaa waan beellama qabuuf, otuma bokkaan gadi-galaanuu manaa baye. Daatuun harkatti qabatee baye sunillee bokkeenya sirriitti irraa dhoowwuu hin dandeenyee, uffanni isaa xoolayee jira. Inni naannoo Birbirsaatti (Piyaassaatti) beellama namoota lama wajjin qaba. Tokko ilma eessuma-saatii wajjin yoo tahu, kaan immoo hiriyaa isaa takka tan: durayyaa, jidduyyaa fi oliyyaa-tti waliin baratan wajjini. Inni jara lachanuu bakka tokkoo fi yeroo tokkotti beellame. Read more…
Simbirtu Radio: Oromo Journalist Usman Bayu Flees Oromia due to threats of persecution and imprisonment in Ethiopia.
Muddee/December 03, 2013 | Ayyaantuu.com
Usman Bayu Tatago used to work for the Oromian Radio and TV organization (ORTVO) as a journalist. He worked as a producer and anchor of many entertainment programs. The government security personnel and ORTVO authorities were not happy with his programs, because of they focused on revitalization of the Oromo culture and history. Usman received a series of warnings, investigation, harassment and imprisonment by Ethiopian security men.
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The Legacy of violence: State terrorism of TPLF -led Ethiopian government using Anti-Terror Law on political descents must End
Oromo Liberation Front
December 2, 2013 (Oromo Liberation Front) –The research and information unit of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has conducted a study on the allegiance that accounted for some political prisoners to be sentenced or otherwise been unjustly detained. The herewith attached partial list of political prisoners has been collected from prisons of Kaliti, Torhailoch (Military Police Prison), Maikelawi and Kilinto. Almost all prisoners are charged for act of terror, violation of territorial integrity, attempts to overthrow the constitutional order by violent means and being suspected member of OLF or any other organizations. These political prisoners are ranging in age from young High school and University students to elderly civic society leaders. Professionally they are also diverse from farmer, business man, government employee; political leaders, journalists and etc. The overwhelming portions are Oromos and some are also from different nation and nationalities of Ethiopia. Read more…
Y.G(2005) | Muddee 2, 2013
Shirri diina keenya adda duraan nu irratti raawwatamaa jiru, sadarkaa shiraa dhaloota itti aanu irratti hojjatamu irra ga’eera.sadarkaa hegaree Oromoo gama hundaan laamshessanii of jalatti jiraachisuu fi shira gara jabiinaa, kan isaan waliin dhaabbate “Oromoo” ta’ee, kan isaan waliin hin hiriirre/jirre Oromoo miti Ashabbaariidhaa kan jedhu irra ga’aniiru. Kana raawwachiisuuf shiroota nu irratti gaggeessan kan wallaalu hin jiru. garuu shira kana cabsuuf ykn shira isaan nu irratti gaggeessan kana irraa of baraaruuf, jaallannus jibbinus beekuun nu barbaachisa. Shira isaan nu irratti raawwatan kana of irraa ittisuun qofa odoo hin taane, nuutis isaan irratti hojjachuun irra aanu qabna. Qabsoo Ummata tokko keessatti, waanni hangafaa shira diinaa irraa of tiksuudha. Garuu nu irra shira waggaa 100 oliif nu irratti raawwatame irraa barachuu dadhabnee ittin takaalamaa jirra. Kun hangam qaanii akka ta’e hubachuu nu barbaachisa. Read more…
By Ahmed Abdi | Dec 2, 2013
The Media and Aid agencies banned Ogaden Region of Ethiopia has been sealed off from the rest of the World and Jigjiga which is the current capital city of the Ogaden Region is now lonely and isolated from the rest of the vast 9 provinces of Ogaden region this comes after Ethiopian authority deployed the notorious Liyu Police militia outside of the City that blocked the streets entering into Jigjiga in part of what they say a security tight.
The So-called Regional authority imposed twelve-hour curfew on vehicles which has been declared to be effective from 6P.M.until 6A.M. and people were urged to stay indoors after 8p.m. during the night hours throughout the Ogaden Capital City of Jigjiga. Read more…
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To All Oromos in Washington DC Metro Region, USA
You are cordially invited to Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation Launching Event
Theme: Oromo Voice Radio (OVR) will commence broadcasting to Oromia
Venue: 1610 Columbia Rd. NW Washington, D.C. 20009
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On January 1, 2014, the Oromo Voice Radio (OVR) will commence broadcasting to Oromia at the frequency of 17850 KHz in the 16 meter band. The new, independent broadcast will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The broadcast service will be provided in two languages: Afaan Oromo (Oromo language) and English.
The OVR broadcast will include, not limited to, the following major segments: news, news analysis, guest interviews, documentary, and cultural shows. In its English broadcast, OVR will reach out to Oromo neighbors for the purpose of exploring and identifying areas of common interests and common strategies, which are relevant to the survival of the peoples in the Horn of Africa during the 21st Century.
The Oromo Voice media website (www.oromovoice.org) will operate and function as the twin media outlet of this new critical and ambitious outreach to the Oromo nation and its neighbors. The Oromo Voice website, in addition to posting all the contents of the Oromo Voice Radio broadcast, will post other relevant educational materials -in that sense, the website will have more expanded educational services.
OVR and Oromo Voice website are owned and operated by the Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation (MWMF), which was established in October 2013 by a collection of concerned community leaders, human rights activities, feminists, attorneys, journalists and intellectuals.
MWMF is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, incorporated and registered in Washington, D. C., USA. It is operated by the board of directors and the administrative staff under the direction of the Executive Director. The MWMF media outlets are run by experienced journalists. It is a membership based organization, which solicits the support and participation of all interested and committed Oromo and all persons of good will who have the desire to empower the Oromo and its neighbors so that that they can face the 21st Century in their own terms.
How can you support the new Oromo Voice media outlets? You can support this new, important initiative in three major ways: First, we wish to invite you to listen to the Oromo voice Radio broadcast. You can also visit our website, http://oromovoice.org on a regular basis. Second, you can give us donations for seed money so that we can get this new media program of the ground. Third, you can become a member and support the success of this new media initiative on a sustained basis.
For further information about the Oromo voice media outlets and the MWMF, please visit our website: http://oromovoice.org.
We thank you and look forward to working with you on this new and exciting educational endeavor.