Archive | May 11, 2016

‘Basaastuu fi Basaastummaa’ Da’annoo Godhachuun Olola Qabsoo fi Qabsa’ota Bilisummaa Oromoo irratti oofama Jiru Ilaalchisee Ibsa Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Irraa Kenname.

Caamsaa 11,2016 Finfinnee Ololli torbaan muraasa darbaan irraa kaasee dhimma ‘Basaastuu fi Basaastumma’ jedhu jala dhokachuun Qasbsoo fi Qabsa’ota Bilisummaa Oromoo irraatti oofamaa jiru qaama imaammata diinni Sochii Qeerroon Bilisummaa Fincila Gabrummaatti Xumura gochuuf saganteeffate maseensuuf wiixinate ta’uun isaa sabboontota Oromoo maraaf ifaa ta’uu qaba. Basaastota diinaa saaxiluu qofa osoo hin taane qindoomina gahaa horataa […]

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Ethiopia: The Dawn of Another ‘Structural Opening’

Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Since the creation of the modern Ethiopian state a little more than a century ago, the polity has failed to achieve three objectives: peaceful political transition, democracy, and national unity. The efforts to achieve all three have always been characterized by violence. Some Ethiopian and expatriate intellectuals posit that […]

Oromo Voice Radio (OVR), May 11, 2016

Poem in Afaan Oromo by Caalaa Hayiluu Abaataa Poem read by the author himself, Caalaa Hayiluu Abaataa. The poem in Afaan Oromo, the language of the Oromo people in Ethiopia, tells about life in exile. Caalaa Hayiluu Abaataa was jailed and tortured in Maekelawi, the notorious police station in Ethiopia, for writing poetry about the […]

Ethiopians die in floods and landslides after heavy rain

May 11 (BBC News) — At least 50 people in Ethiopia have died in floods and landslides caused by heavy rain, a state-affiliated broadcaster has reported. The rainfall follows one of the worst droughts in more than 50 years, made worse by the El Nino phenomenon. Administrators in the southern district of Wolaita said 41 people […]

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