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March 5, 2014 (Oromia Post) — The Trondheim Oromo Community, Trondheim OLF together with the Trondheim Oromo Asylum seekers including other asylum seekers from all over Norway has showed up their togetherness by standing for Human Right.
The village of Bekoji, in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced long-distance runners who’ve won 16 Olympic medals in 20 years. What explains this remarkable success?
March 5, 2014 (Atlantic) – “Running is in my blood,” says Tola Debele, feeding his 3-month-old boy Dawit in his gated compound in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. “It’s changed everything in my life.” Read more…
Study suggests irrigation projects linked to Gibe III dam could devastate Lake Turkana’s fisheries and affect livelihoods
March 5, 2014 (The Guardian) — Africa’s fourth-largest lake could drop by 20 metres, causing an ecological and human disaster to rival the shrinking of the Aral Sea in central Asia, if Ethiopia goes ahead with massive irrigation projects linked to a giant dam, according to a university paper.
Lake Turkana, located almost entirely in Kenya but fed by the river Omo, which rises in Ethiopia, will be severely impacted by the 243 metre-high Gibe III dam, which is due to be completed this year, says the study, published by the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre. It suggests water levels could drop by half, devastating the lake’s fisheries and affecting the livelihoods of 170,000 agro-pastoralists. Read more…
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March 5, 2014, JUBA (BBC News) – Gunfire has erupted inside the main army barracks in South Sudan’s capital, where clashes last year sparked wider conflict.
The body of a government soldier lay in the street outside the compound in Juba, Reuters news agency reports.
Witnesses said people in the area have fled to safety.
The government is yet to comment, but reports say the shooting appeared to have been triggered by a dispute over pay within the army.
“We’re fighting over money,” a soldier shouted from the entrance of the Jebel barracks as gunshots rang out, Reuters reports. Read more…
March 5, 2014 (OPride) – Paul Trevor William Baxter, who spent nearly six decades studying the Oromo, has died this week in a hospital in Stockport, England, his grandson Mark Baxter confirmed to OPride on Tuesday.
Baxter is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Pat, his son Adam as well as four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.His elder son, Tim, unfortunately predeceased him.
Baxter began his anthropological study in the early 1950s as a graduate student, combining academic analysis, field research and unconventional insights about imperial Ethiopia into his work. In 1978, Baxter published his seminal article “Ethiopia’s Unacknowledged Problem: the Oromo” in the esteemed British JournalAfrican Affairs. As his long time friend and colleague Bonnie K. Holcomb, Senior Research Associate at George Washington University’s Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies explains, “with that act, he lent his intellectual and moral support as an established and respected scholar to those of us who were struggling to be heard as we confronted Ethiopianist scholarship which was exceedingly resistant to Oromo studies in those days.” Baxter’s undeniable arguments solidified the exigency of Oromo scholarship and marked a turning point for scholars focused on this systematically ignored group. Read more…
Bitootessa 4, 2014
Nuti miseensonni Tokkummaa Barattoota Oromoo Biyyaa Jarmanii (TBOJ) walgahii addaa kan gafa Bitooteessaa 02, bara 2014 magalaa Nürbergittii adeemsifanne irratti dhimmoota wa’ee haala ijjaarsa keenyaa fi kan Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoon har’aa keessaa jiruu ilaallattan irratti maree bal’oo taasisuun murtee addaa addaa dabarsuun xummuurratneerra. Walgahii kanaa irratti baruumsaa fi haala yeroo ilaalchissee Miseensii Gumii Sabaa ABO J/Dr. Shigut Galata dhaaba ABO bakka bu’un nu giddutti argamuun ibsa bal’aan nu keennamee jira. Haala amma TBOJ Keessaa jiruu ilaalchissee karaa Dura ta’aa fi Barreessaa Damee Würzburg fi nannoon J/Gamachuu Fayyisaa fi J/Obsa Adam wal duraa duubaan ibsaa kennameera. Read more…
March 3, 2014, Finfinnee (Addis Standard) — Oromia Media Network (OMN), explained by its founders as “an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news enterprise whose mission is to produce original, impartial, citizen-driven reporting,” was inaugurated on March 1st 2014.
OMN is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the largest and most active Ethiopian origin ethnic Oromo Diaspora lives. “The goal of this network is to create multilingual news and programs that will serve as a reliable source of information in the greater horn of Africa region,” reads a statement from the founders that include Dr. Hamza Abdurezak , Chairman of Board of Trustees and Girma Tadesse, Executive Director. Read more…
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A migrant has died and nine others have been wounded in a stampede during a riot at a Saudi detention centre in the west of the kingdom, police have said.
Police said on Monday that they had attempted to restore calm on Sunday evening at al-Shumaisi detention centre in the Red Sea city of Jeddah where undocumented migrants of various nationalities are held pending deportation.
Detainees “tried to cause chaos… resulting in damages to the centre,” Mecca police spokesman Commander Ati al-Qurashi told AFP news agency. Read more…
March 3, 2014
It is with great sadness that the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) informs the Oromo and friends of Oromo about the passing away of Dr. Paul Baxter on March 2, 2014. He was 89. Dr. Paul Baxter was a distinguished British anthropologist who devoted his life to Oromo studies. He is one of the finest human being, who contributed immensely to the development of Oromo studies at the time when the scholarship on the Oromo people was extremely discouraged in Ethiopia. His death is a significant loss for his family, all those who knew and were touched by his humanity and kindness, and for the students of Oromo studies. Dr. Paul Baxter is survived by his wife, Pat Baxter, his son, Adam Baxter, and his three grandsons and their children. Read more…
By Leenjiso Horo | March 3, 2014
The purpose of this article is two folds. On the one hand, it is to make a distinction among the forms of federalism, and on the other, to underscore that federalism is a wrong political answer to a colonial question. Hence, from the outset I would like to state that empire federalization is against the right of colonized nations to self-determination and so it is against the colonized people’s legitimate yearning and aspirations for freedom, national independence, and statehood. Federalism of Empire state of Ethiopia is hostile to the necessity of establishing independent democratic republic of Oromiyaa. Hence, to suggest Ethiopian empire federalization including colonized Oromo people in it is tantamount to a road-block in the path of Oromo struggle for national liberation. Read more…