Archive | February 26, 2016

Breaking News: Oromia is under Martial Law as of February 26, 2016

The military has officially taken over Oromia Today high ranking military, intelligence and federal police officers held emergency security meeting with President of Oromia, Muktar Kedir, at his office located in Addis Ababa. The meeting was chaired by General Asefa Abiyu,Commissioner of Federal Police and Muktar Kedir, President of Oromia. In attendance were mostly military […]

Announcing Resolutions of the Union of the Oromo Gadaa Councils

From: The Union of the Oromo Gadaa Councils Re: Announcing Resolutions of the Union of the Oromo Gadaa Councils Date: February 24, 2016 The Union of the Oromo Gadaa Councils, Alarmed by of the recent disturbances in the Oromia Regional State, Cognizant of the need to find solutions to the causes of the disturbances, Deeply […]

Hiriira Mormii Oromiyaa Irratti Himata Mootummaa Itoophiyaatii fi Deebii ABO

Mormiiwwaan master pilaanidhan walqabatanii ta’aa turan karaa nagahaa fi naamusaan haa turu malee, dhiheenya kana garuu bifa jijjiirrachaa dhufe jedhani, mormii Arsii Lixaatti akka fakkeenyaatti fudhatanii ,“Waan Arsii Lixaatti ta’e duuba han jiru yakkamtooa hamtuu ta’an, qehee dha qeeheetti deemuudhaan lubbuu namootaa balleessan,qabeenya namoota fi mootumma mancaasani.Kana birahuu darbanii manoota amantii han akka waldaa kiristaanaa […]


Ethiopia at the Eleventh Hour of Peaceful Change

By Messay Kebede I am not talking about reform because I hope that the TPLF can become democratic and more committed to a policy that protects the interests of Ethiopia and its peoples. That ship has sailed a long time ago. Rather, I expect the TPLF to think of its own interests in a consistently […]

#OromoProtests – Mass Protests, February 26, 2016 (Update 2)

NEW METHOD OF STRUGLE:Qeerroo and the public at large have adopted a new method of struggle in one of the active towns in West Wollega, Gimbi Zone, Ayira town. After their third round of fierce and determined protest some couple of days ago, they decided to take a very subtle method of struggle. They agreed […]

Oromo people mourn a suspected protester who was allegedly shot dead by Ethiopian security forces, Oromia region, Ethiopia, December 17, 2015. Oromos have been protesting against plans to expand the capital Addis Ababa since November 2015.

Oromo Protests: Why Ethiopia’s Largest Ethnic Group is Demonstrating

(Newsweek) — Since the Ethiopian government announced plans to expand the territory of the capital Addis Ababa in April 2014, the country’s largest region, Oromia, has been racked with protests that have led to hundreds of deaths. Oromia, which completely surrounds the capital of the Horn of Africa country, is home to the Oromo ethnic […]

MN Oromos decry human rights violations in Ethiopia, say violence continues

(MPR News) — The Ethiopian government may have backed off its planned expansion of the capital after deadly protests last fall, but ethnic Oromo in Minnesota say violence and arrests continue. On Thursday, members of the community — around 40,000 Oromo people live in the state — came together for a daylong forum in Minneapolis to […]

#OromoProtests – Mass Protests, February 26, 2016 (Update 1)

‪#‎Oromoprotes‬ Guyyaa har’aa Gurraandhala 26,2016 godiinaa shawwaa kaaba salaalee aanaa kuyyuu(garbaa gurchaati) mormiin bifa kanaan itti oole! #‎OromoProtests‬ “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent”. […]

Ethiopia claims Eritrea behind Oromo protests but activists warn against ‘state propaganda’

(International Business Times) — Ethiopia has accused the Eritrean government of being behind protests that have led to the death of at least 200 people in Oromia state. Government spokesman Getachew Reda alleged Eritrea was working with rebel groups in order to “infiltrate troublemakers” in the country. [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Who […]

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