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By Oumar Hussein | June 18, 2013
Many commentators either have misunderstood or misquoted Jawar Mohammed. He plainly stated that the Oromo Struggle and the Ethiopian Muslim Protest complementary to one another. He said clearly the two don’t contradict each other. Islam had been weak following its introduction in the northern parts of Ethiopia. As it gradually had penetrated into Oromo Land, the Raaba Doori, the military force of the Gadaa System, defended it. And Islam became part of daily life for many people in Biyya Oromoo/Oromia. It is, therefore, impossible to separate Islam and oromummaa since they have been interwoven. They are two sides of a coin. Even Mahatma Gandhi, one of the fathers of a non-violence movement remarked “those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.” Read more…
Letter of Appeal | June 17, 2013
We, members of the Oromo Community in Cairo are out of our home, camping in front of the UNHCR office in Cairo since last Sunday (09/06/2013) when we went out for demonstration in front of the UNHCR office in Egypt to present our security concern peacefully because of the escalating harassment and physical attack on members of our community from the Egyptian ordinary society who felt angry and started attacking members of our community after Ethiopia announced diversion of the normal flow of the blue Nile River to build the so called renaissance dam in Ethiopia. Read more…
Dr. Abdulsamad Muhammed | Waxabajjii 17, 2013
Afaan meeshaa walqunnamtiiti; mallattoo eenymmaatiisi. Akeeka barruu tanaatiif meeshaa walqnnamtii tahuu isaa haafuulleeyfannu. Meeshaa walqunnamtii hoggaa jennu moggaalee lama walitti fida; akka riqichaati isaan tajaajila jechuudha. Kanas bifa lamaan jechuunis: dubbiifi katabbiidhaan tajaajiluu dandaya. Dubbiin sagalee ykn qooqa qofaan gargaaramanii walitti dubbatanii ykn haasawanii hariiroo walhubantiidhaan xumuramtu qabaachuudha. Haaluma kanaan qubee walitti diranii waan katabbii jennuuniin wal qunnamtii akkasii qabaachuun hindandayama. Afaan kamuu karaalee lameen himaman kanaan hawaasa isaa akka tajaajilu shakkiin hinjirtu. Garuu, ar’allee afaannan baay’eetu sadarkaa dubbii qofatti hornagamee hafee jira. Kanneen gara katabbiititti dhawaataan tarkaanfachaa jiranis muraasaa miti. Afaannan sadarkaa afaan dubbii qofatti bara dheeraa turan keessaa, tokko, Afaan Oromooti. Ragaalee qabnurraa akka hubannutti afaan Oromootiin katabuun erga eegalame hinturre: umriidhaan yoo himne bardhibbee lamaafi cinaa qofa. Qabsoo garasiin godhamte dheertuudha; gufuuleen mudatees baay’eedha.
Akeekni barruu tanaa seenaa barreeffama afaan Oromoo bifa gabaabaadhaan dhiheessuudha. Afaan tokko afaan katabbii tahe jechuun mallattoolee sagaleelee afaan sun keessa jiran bakka bu’an moggaafatee sirnaan walfaana tarree galchee barruu dhaamsa ittiin dabarfatu ittiin tolchuun dandayame jechuudha. Read more…
June 16, 2013
Waxabajjii 16, 2013
Waxabajjii 16, 2013
Baqattoon Oromoo ka bakka rafuu bakka aduu fii oowwa Biyya Misraa jalaa itti dahatu hin qabne, kan bakka irraa nyaatu fii irraa dhugu hin qabne, kan manni isaa karaarraa kan jireenyaa isaa martinuu hadhaawaa tahee argamu kunoo bifa bareedaan wal gurmeessee rakkoo saa fii eenyummaa isaallee sabaa-himoota gurguddoo addunya tana irratti beekkamanin iyyachaa jira. Kan si gaddisiisu garuu, ilmaan Oromoo kanneen silaa jireenya wayyaa qaban, kan guyyatti haga barbaadan nyaatan kan Awroopaa fii Ameerikaa jiraatan kan gad bahanii iyyachuuf mirga guutuu qaban gadadoo fii jireenya zulmii lammiin isaanii guyyaa guyyaarraa akka qooqqoo taheef jiru kanaaf qarshii baasuun bira dhaabbachuun hafee, akkuma naammttu walumallee afeeree saba kanaaf iyyachuun hafee, qabsoo maqaa ABOtiin daladalamaa jiruuf akka saree matrattee footoo ququyyisee kijibarratti waldorgomuuf asiif achi wixxifachaa jiraachuun isaa ka nama gaddisiisuudha.
Abdii Boruutiin |Waxabajjii 16, 2013
Yeroo ammaa, uummatni Oromoo biyya keessattis ta’ee biyya alaa tokko tokko keessatti rakkoolee hamaadhaan xaxamee otuu jiruu; lammiileen Oromoo manoota hidhaa Wayyaanee keessatti dararamaa otuu jiranuu; uummatni keenya qayee issaarraa buqqayee rakkoolee adda addaatiif saaxilamaa otuu jiruu; bahaa fi kibba bahaa Oromiyaa keessatti Sumaaleen uummata keenyarratti duultee lafa isaarraa ari’aa otuu jirtuu; lafti keenya Wayyaaneedhaan gurguramtee dhumaa otuu jirtuu; naannolee (environment) keenya badiin irra gahaa otuu jiruu;walumaagalatti gabrummaa yoomiyyuu caalaa hamaa ta’e keessa otuu jirruu; dhimmoota gurguddoo dursa argachuu qaban kana dhiisnee ykn dagannee, waan xixiqqoorratti yeroo, beekumsa, dandeettii fi humna keenya balleessuun bu’aan isaa eenyuuf ta’a jennee itti yaadnee jirraa? Rakkoolee jiranirratti rakkoolee biroo ofitti daballee sababa kanaan qabsoo bilisummaa keenyaa laaffisuuf yoo ta’e malee, waan dursa argachuu hin qabneef dursa kennuun Oromoof bu’aa hin fidu. Read more…
Yaadasaa Dafaa | June 16, 2013
One of the pervasive issues in the struggle of the Nation of Oromia for emancipation from this centuries-old, and backward colonization of the Abyssinian regimes, remains to be the failure of ODF to fully realize the connections that cements Orommummaa, and the struggle for the Independence of Oromia. All the internal problems created by these sell-outs not only stagnated the struggle itself, but facilitated the gap for all the internal enemies who are bending over to dissect, and destroy the Liberation journey that this Nation had embarked upon since it’s formal occupation by the Abyssinians invading armies. Read more…
Waxabajjii 15,2013 Ilmaan oromoo dararamma, hidhaa fi sarbammuu mirga abbaa biyyuummaa mootummaa garbomfaata wayyaannee oromiyaa keessaatti raawwaacha jiru jala baaqaatani biyyaa Hollandii kolugaltummaa gaaffaatani dhimmii issaani fudhaatama dhaabee alaa jiracha jiraanii Read more…
Your Excellency Hisham Mohamed Qandel
Prime Minister of Egypt
Magles El-Shaab St., Kasr Aini St. Cairo
14 June 2013
Re: Oromo Refugees in Egypt
I write on behalf of the Oromo Relief Association UK, for which I am the Office Coordinator in London. The Oromo Relief Association (ORA) is a legally registered non-profit and an indigenous Oromo humanitarian organization, working with refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people in the Horn of Africa.
We members of the Oromo Relief Association in the United Kingdom are very much concerned about the safety of Oromo refugees and asylum seekers, at our Management Committee meeting yesterday evening, it was decided that I should write expressing our concern regarding the recent upsurge in hostility against Oromo refugees from Ethiopia in Cairo. Read more…
By Iddoosaa Ejjetaa | June 15, 2013
The Oromoo people have unfinished businesses yet. In June 2013, a conference was organized for Ethiopian Muslims in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Mr. Jawar Mohammed made a speech and broadcasted by Oromoo TV has created tremendous waves of reactions from different Oromoo corners including myself. I have watched and listened to the video on YouTube and read responses. I found that I was not alone who disappointed by the speech. Many Oromoo had expressed their disappointment, frustration and feeling that they have been cheated once again. The proponents of the speech expressed their complacencies in different ways. After reading the opinions from both sides about the speech, I have decided to put opinions together from the perspective of Oromumaa vs. Islamummaa for critical analysis, genuine and civil discussions.
I hope that this paper initiate honest, genuine and knowledge-based discussion by diverse social, political and religious groups of the Oromoo people and scholars so as to forge unity of purpose that is based on authentic Oromummaa. It is my hope that all reader of this paper would be thoughtful and genuine broker to close the rift that created as consequence Mr. Jawar Mohmmad’s controversial speech, June 2013. Read more…
Firehiwot Guluma Tezera | June 15, 2013
TPLF is forcing Oromo civil servants to become member of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO). The Oromo civil servants are now facing a choice between becoming member of the organization they hate to be associated with, and immerse their hands into the dirty work of OPDO, which is arresting, torturing, and killing innocent Oromo’s, or lose their jobs. Living under difficult economic situation, job loss is a very serious matter which is considered a suicide in the Empire, and, therefore, the Oromo civil servants will have to think twice before saying “no” to the warning of the Wayyaanee authorities and endangering their life and their families.
Contrary to its “democratic” naming, the so called OPDO is an undemocratic “organization” created by the Tigrai Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF), from the war prisoners of the former military junta, Mengistu Haile Mariam in the jungles of Tigrai. It is a pseudo organization completely controlled by ruling party, the TPLF. The TPLF regime uses this organization to arrest, harass, torture, and kill innocent Oromo’s who do not support their tyrannical rule. Moreover, the OPDO is used by the TPLF leaders as a tool to abuse their political power and exploit the entire economy of Oromia for their personal account and build their home base of Tigrai regional state. Read more…