Archive | February, 2016

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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.
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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 […]

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ – Partial list of Oromo killed by Wayane

‪#‎OromoProtests‬ Feb 25,2016 Oromoota 200++ kan qabsoo FXG kana irratti lubbuu isaanii wareegan. Maqaa isaanii. (Updated on Feb 25, 2016) #oromoprotests —————- 1. Gezahegn Oliqa……….Welega..Horoguduru 2. Gutu Abera Deresa…..W.Welega..Guliso 3. Karasa Chala……W.Welega..Guliso 4. Debala Tafa…….N. Shewa..Fiche..Qare 5. Dejene Serbesa…………..SW.Shewa…Tole 6. Mifta Juneydi………E.Hararghe..Badano..Furda 7. Murad Abdi……….E.Hararghe..Haromaya 8. Lucha Gamachu…………W. Walaga…Inango 9. Ayana Banti…………….W. Walaga…Inango 10. Tafari […]

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of ‘kidnapping’ protests

(AFP) — Ethiopia accused arch-rival Eritrea on Thursday of being behind anti-government protests in the Oromia region last year which led to a violent clampdown by the government in Addis Ababa. The two countries fought a bloody conflict from 1998-2000, but tensions are never far from the surface and were fuelled by protests which erupted […]

#OromoProtests – Mass Protests, Feb 25, 2016 (Upadate 2)

‪BilisummaaOromoo- (25.02.2016, ‪#‎DiddaaOromoo‬, Oromiyaa) Maqaa jaarsummaatiin jaarsota Aanaa Gadab Asaasaatti gandoota baadiyaa adda addaa irraa kan walitti qaban walii galtee malee diddaa cimaa jaarsonni dhageesisaniin Guyyaa 16/06/2008 xumurame! Maqaa jaarsummaatiin ummata gowwoomsuuf kan achitti ergaman dhalatoota naannawwa sanii kan ta’an 1. Dawaanoo Kadir: Deetaa ministeera hajaa alaa kan turee fi yeroo ammaa Ambaasandara biyya Kuubaa […]

Somalia’s al-Shabab killed ‘180 Kenyan troops’ in el-Ade

(BBC) — At least 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia’s president has said. Kenya’s army said the number was untrue, but again refused to give its own casualty figures for the assault in the southern Somali base of el-Ade. The Islamist militant group said it had killed about […]

Akeekachiisaa Ariifachiisaa Baratoota Yuunivarsitii Finfinnee, mooraa Kiloo Afuriif

[put_wpgm id=2] Akeekachiisaa Ariifachiisaa Baratoota Yuunivarsitii Finfinnee, mooraa Kiloo Afuriif. (Guduruu gaammee)tin ======================================= Share waliif godhaa waliif raabsaa Duguuggaan sanyii nuun ilmaan Oromoo irratti, mootummaa wayyaaneetiin, rawwachaa akka jiruu nuun hundi keenyaa kan beeknuu dha. Kanaaf hawwaasni keenyaa bakka jiruu sochii FXG akka geggeessaa jiraan ni beekna. Obboleewwaan qabsoo irratti of biraa dhabneef gadditti akka […]

TPLF deploys anti aircraft agains Oromo protesters

What a regime is that? It deploys anti aircraft against unarmed demonstrators in Oromia. It is time for the world condemn this jungle regime. It does not understand what peaceful demonstration is.  The regime is in fear of even leaves moving by wind. Anti aircraft for what? Or is that pens and papers turned out to be aircraft? Shame […]

Waamicha Qabsoo Ficila Xumura Gabrummaa Itti Taasifnu Uummata Oromoo Maraaf Ta’e

Akkuma beekamu FXG Oromiyaa keessatti Qeerroo fi Uummata Oromootiin gaggeeffamaa jiruun, qindeessitoota Warraaqsa Biyyoolessaa kan Bilisummaa fi Diimokiraasii (Qeerroo Bilisummaa) fi humna FXG kanaatin injifannoo guddaan argame galata hoggana abbaa qabsichaa dhaaba keenya ABOfis jechaa; Qeerroon Bilisummaa waamicha qabsoo kana dabarsa. Wayita ammaa kana FXG Oromiyaa keessatti finiinaa jiruun ilmaan Oromoo hedduun wareegama qaqqaalii lubbuu […]

Fear stalks Ethiopia’s Oromia region after brutal crackdown

Addis Ababa (AFP) – Fear is so pervasive in Ethiopia’s largest region Oromia, where the government is accused of killing scores in a crackdown, that people don’t even like to give their names. Oromia, which surrounds the capital Addis Ababa, is dotted with machine-gun mounted vehicles and Ethiopian soldiers who locals say have disrupted daily […]

#OromoProtests – Mass Protests, February 25, 2016 (Update 1)

‪Ummanni Godina Booranaa Magaalaa Hiddi Lolaa kunoo bifa kanaan mormii cimaa gochutti jira. Gurraandhala 25, 2016 ‪#‎OromoProtests‬ #‎oromoprotests‬, Feb 25,2016 godina H/bahaa Aanaa Baddannoo Araddaa Dheertuu Raamisitti mormiin bifa kanaan itti oole በኦሮሚያ ክልል የሕዝብ ተቃውሞ በርትቷል::የአባገዳ የሃገር ሽማግሌዎች ም/ቤት የወያኔን እኩይ ድርጊት አውግዘዋል:: ‪#‎Ethiopia‬ ‪#‎Oromoprotests‬ ‪#‎Abageda‬ ‪#‎MinilikSalsawi‬ ‪#‎Change‬ Minilik Salsawi (ምንሊክ ሳልሳዊ) አስቁሜዋለው የማያዳግም […]

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Saawwii dhaluuf dorrobde, kunuunsaa fi tika addaa barbaaddi: Haala qabsoo bilisummaa Oromiyaa yeroo ammaa fi wanneen ta’uu qaban

Leelloo Sabaa irraa Qabsoon bilisummaa Oromiyaa, Adda Bilisummaa Oromootiin(ABO) hoogganamu, sa’a irraa sa’atti, guyyaa irraa guyyaatti, ji’a irraa ji’atti, akkasumas, waggaa irraa waggaatti, gabbataa, cimaa fi babal’achaa deemee ummata Oromoo fi ummattoota cunqurfamoo Impaayera Ixoophiyaa qabsoof hiriirsee yeroo kamuu calaatti amma, finiinee shaffeessaan gara galma bilisummaatti fiigaa jira.Egereen, hawwiin, abdii fi akeeki ummata Oromoo fi […]

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Warraaqsi Bilisummaa Oromoo Finiinaa jiru Sochii Oromoo Jaarraa 16ffaa wajjin wal fakkaata

Tulluu Caalii Habashooti meeshaa waraanaa dhuka’u (qawwee) gargaarsaanis ta’e bittaadhaan ala irraa galfachuu kan eegalan sochii Oromoo dura yeroo lola Ahmed Giraanyi, walakkeessa jaarraa 16ffaa isa duraa keessa ture. Galaawudiyoos, gargaarsa meeshaa waraanaa dhuka’u, Maskeettoo 400 fi loltoota 400 biyya Portugaal irraa argachuu isaa seenaan ni yaadata. Giti bittoota Habashaa gaafas meeshaa lolaa qofa utuu […]

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VOA on #OromoProtests today, Feb 24, 2016

Interview with Dr. Tsegaye Ararsa (Amharic) Afaan Oromoo Oolmaa Naannolee Oromiyaa Ka Godina Booranaa, Godina Harargee Lixaa fi Wallaggaa Lixaa Tuujubee Horaa, Soraa Halakee, Jaallannee Gammadaa 24.02.2016 22:31 WASHINGTON, DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Godina Booranaatti jiraattotii magaalaa Yaaballootii fi Bulee-Horaa hardha hiriira bahanii rakkoolee gara garaa himatan. Hiriira ummata magaalaatii fi barattootii Mana barumsa […]

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