Archive | October 2, 2016

52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

By Elias Meseret | AP October 2 at 4:38 PM BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (Washington Post) — Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. The Oromia regional government confirmed the death toll […]

Haala Gaddisiisaa Irreecha Baranaa Irratti Ummamee Namoonni Ijaan Argan fi Mootummaan Maal Jedhu?

Namoo Daandii fi Tuujubee Horaa WASHINGTON, DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Dhaggeeffatoota keenyaa, Ayyaana Irreechaa Har’a Magaalaa Bishooftuu Haroo Harsadii irratti Ayyaaneffamuuf ture irratti, dhukaasa banamee fi namoonni miloiyoonaan lakkaawaman dhukaasa irraa dheessuuf ennaa fiigan wal-irra ba’anii wal-caccabsuu irraa lubbuun namoot dhibba tokko olii dhabamuu isaa hooggqanoonni mormitootaa fi hirmaattonni ayyaanichaa ijaan argina, jedhan dubbataa jiran. […]

The Bishooftuu Massacre

By Rundassa Afsheetee Hundee October 2, 2016 saw the true reality of one of the most horrific acts of Tigre tribe brutality, the Bishooftuu Massacre. For the Oromians, the Tigre tribe war started in 1991, the day the Tigre tribe army conquered Oromia with the help of the military government of Ethiopia captives, who the […]

Dhumaatii Arsedee fi Sharpeville

Damee Boruu irraa Mootummaan Sanyii balfattuu Afrikaa Kibbaa gara bara kudha sgalii fi jaatamaa keessa warqii fi diamond baafachuuf humna hojjetaa uummata gurraachaa saamuu hojii isaa duraa godhate. Garuu namni qaaman gurracha tahe mirgaa fi haaqaa isaa gaafachuu hin danda’u. Kana malee eehama ittiin darbu qabaate malee hojii isaaniif illee magaala adii seenuu dorkaa dha. […]

HRLHA press release

Ethiopia: Deadliest TPLF/EPRDF Mass Murder In Oromia

HRLHA Urgent Action ——————————– October 2, 2016 October 2, 2016 The HRLHA deeply condemns the mass execution by  the Ethiopian government sponsored killing squad Agazi force near Bishoftu, Oromia  where over 4,000,000 Oromos were gathered  to celebrate the Irrecha annual festival , the Oromo Thanksgiving Day on October 2, 2016. The attack by the killing […]

Resolutions of the Oromoo Liberation Front National Council

Onkoloolessa 02,2016) Ayyaanni Oromoo Guddichi Irreechi Tarkaanfii Diinaa Dhiiga Ilmaan Oromoo Dhibbaa ol Dhangalaaseen Boora’e, Oromoof Sanbata Gurraacha!

(Ibsa ABO) Ummatni Oromoo Ayyaana uumaa isaaf galata itti galchu wagga waggaan Oromiyaa keessatti kabaja. Ayyaanni kun addatti ammoo lammiilee Oromoo Oromiyaa mara keessaa walitti dhufuun Har-Sadee Bishooftuutti kabajamu isa ol aanaa dha. Irreecha wagga waggaan kabajamu kana mootummaan Wayyaanee/TPLF danda’ame hanqisuuf dadhabame ammoo karaa jalee isaa OPDO, tikoota siivilii uffatanii fi humna waraanaan hanqisuuf […]

#IrreechaMassacre – Recent Development

Ethiopian regime forces massacred hundreds of Oromos at the annual Irreecha celebration. Attack helicopters from the sky and the notorious TPLF-Agazi forces from the ground unleashed live bullets against millions of unarmed Irreecha festival participants in Bishoftu. Some Irreecha celebrators were killed by the Agazi on their way home after the incident. Disturbing photos and video […]

Several dead, many injured after crackdown on Oromia protest in Ethiopia

(Africa News) — Several people have died and many injured during a stampede after Ethiopia’s special forces fired teargas and warning shots on Sunday to disperse protesters at the annual Irreecha thanksgiving festival of the Oromia people in Bishoftu. The Ethiopian government confirmed the deaths in a statement but did not state figures while opposition […]

Ethiopia: ‘Several’ killed in Oromia festival stampede

(Aljazeera) — Police fire tear gas at protesters during Oromia religious festival, reportedly instigating deadly stampede in Bishoftu. A deadly stampede broke out after Ethiopian  police reportedly fired tear gas to break up an  ethnic Oromo protest during a festival with several people killed south of the capital, Addis Ababa. There were conflicting death toll […]

#IrrechaMassacre – The Irreecha massacre: Several dozens feared dead in Bishoftu

(OPride) — At least 250 feared dead in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, after police used tear gas and opened fire on people gathered to mark Irreechaa, the Oromo thanksgiving festival. The Irreechaa holiday at Hora Arsadi, the crater lake near the site of Sunday’s massacre, is considered the biggest cultural and spiritual celebration in Africa. On this […]

Police fire teargas, warning shots at Ethiopia protest

By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) — Police in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region fired teargas and warning shots on Sunday to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival, triggering a stampede that caused several casualties, witnesses said. Sporadic protests have erupted in Oromiya in the last two years, initially sparked by a land row and […]

Oromia festival disrupted as Ethiopian police fire teargas to disperse protesters

(Africa News) — The annual Irreecha thanksgiving festival of the Oromia people in central Ethiopia was disrupted on Sunday after police fired teargas to disperse protesters in Bishoftu. Among the thousands of festival participants, a number of them marched chanting anti-government slogans and their arms crossed above their heads which solicited the police reaction. The […]

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