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Democratization of Media: The Next Major Oromo Agenda

Democratization of Media: The Next Major Oromo Agenda Begna Dugassa, Ph.D Introduction In my previous work, I identified that the media has eight major functions (see Dugassa, 2016[1]). It informs, educates, entertains, molds opinion, advocates, provides a framework of thinking, records events and connects people and ideas. In the paper my argument is that when […]

Why to Change the order of Qubee Afaan Oromo?

By Endris Negewo Hundissa | June 18, 2017 1. It is part of TPLF’s long term plan to Devastate Oromo as a nation and Oromia as a country. The late PM of TPLF, Meles said, “it is possible to reduce your population as well as your land”. To realize the target, TPLF have been killing […]

Gender Power Relationship In The Discourse Of Jaarsummaa, A Traditional Dispute Mediation Among Arsi Oromo Of Ethiopia

Gender Power Relationship In The Discourse Of Jaarsummaa, A Traditional Dispute Mediation Among Arsi Oromo Of Ethiopia Alemu Disassa Mulleta (PhD), Adama Science and Technology University ABSTRACT: This article reports the result of a critical analysis of gender power relationship in the discourse of Jaarsummaa, a traditional method of conflict resolution among Arsi Oromo of […]

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Free Media as the Social Determinants of Health: The case of Oromia …

Free Media as the Social Determinants of Health: The case of Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia By Begna Fufa Dugassa, Ph.D Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Canada Abstract Background: For over a hundred thirty years, consecutive Ethiopian regimes have denied the Oromo people the right to develop their own free media. In this paper I explore […]

Holistic approach is the essential part of healing the patient

Holistic approach is the essential part of healing the patient By Dr. Baaroo Keno Deressa In medical terminology holistic is a form of healing that considers the whole person body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness.A holistic view means that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole […]

TPLF is worried about “territorial integrity” of Ethiopia. Wow!

 Look who is talking! TPLF is worried about “territorial integrity” of Ethiopia. Wow! By Bayisa Wak-Woya Abstract Following the events at the IOLA organized London Conference on National Consensus, where an individual participant of the event made a “damaging” statement about the emergence of “free Oromia” on that ashes of a “dismantled Ethiopia”, TPLF, and […]

Violence Against Media and Knowledge Dissemination in Ethiopia

Violence Against Free Media and Knowledge Dissemination in Ethiopia: An Analysis of the Mechanisms of Restrictions on Information Flow By Habtamu Dugo hab.dugo@gmail.com Visiting Professor of Communications, University of the District of Columbia Abstract This article examines multiple mechanisms the Ethiopian state has been using to implement information blackout throughout the country in order to […]

Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia – By Dugo and Eisen

Famine, Genocide and Media Control in Ethiopia  Habtamu Dugo hab.dugo@gmail.com Visiting Professor of Communications, University of the District of Columbia Joanne Eisen, DDS joannedeisen@cs.com Senior Fellow, Criminology and Genocide, Independence Institute, Denver Source: Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.9, no.10, December 2016 Abstract In Ethiopia, we show how the ruling elites have long understood […]

Auto-immune diseases of the colonizers immunotherapy

Dr. Baro Keno Deressa Immune system disorders cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. In cases of immune system over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (autoimmune diseases). Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body’s ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections. In response to an unknown trigger, […]

Genocide in the making in Oromia

Brief account on the Oromo protest from Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2016 By Tarekegn Chimdi (PhD) Background The Oromo people constitute over 40% of the total population and a single largest national group in Ethiopia. Since the date of colonization by the Abyssinians at the end of 19th century, their political, economic, social and cultural […]

The Big Debate – Beyond Assimilation and Accommodation: The Resurgence of Oromo Nationalism

Ezekiel Gebissa, Special to Addis Standard Ethiopia’s political history of the last half-century has been the pregressive unfolding of the twinned ideas of “land to the tiller question” and the “national question.” Two ideological factions coalesced around the question of nationalities: the ethno-nationalists who favored self-determination and the Ethiopianists who advocated granting regional autonomy to […]

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Reimagining Global Social Movements in the Perspective of Egalitarian Democracy

By Asafa Jalata, PhD Abstract The analysis starts by offering a critique of the existing social movement literature and by suggesting the integration of critical theories of knowledge with theories and wisdom of indigenous peoples in order to develop an alternative knowledge of critical thinking and scholarship in social movement studies. It also proposes ideas […]

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The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Rangeland Management in Yabello Woreda, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

Dika Godana G*, Department of soil resource and watershed management, Gambella University, Ethiopia Source: Arts and Social Sciences Journal also in PDF Introduction Background and justification Complex pastoral management systems have evolved from the pastoralists’ successful adaptation under the harsh conditions of arid and semi-arid rangelands [1]. Similarly Blench [2] noted that, the existing pastoral systems […]

Is Oromo-Amhara solidarity a myth or reality?

By J. Ebisa   Introduction The recently discussed Amhara-Oromo solidarity, by some, does not mean that Amhara and Oromo have the same historical memories, experience, and aspirations. It is true that both the Amhara and Oromo are now marginalized and oppressed by Kleptorcatic gangs which mix Stanlism, plutocracy and neo-liberal developmentalism as a method of […]

Beyond the Bushoftu Massacre: the war on Orommuma and Oromo Unity

By J. Ebisa Like millions of Oromo and non-Oromo worldwide, I watched the recent Irreecha Oromo Thanksgiving festival where hundreds of Oromo, about 700 according to sources, were gunned down, provoked to run into deep ditches and suffocated or stamped by massive crowd in panic. I still feel angry and distraught by the tragedy which […]

Ethiopian empire needs curative surgery instead of palliative one

Dr. Baro Keno Deressa The colonial ruling system in Ethiopian empire brought misery to all nations ( Oromo, Ogaden, sidama, gambella, benishangul, innocent Amhara, innocent Tigre …..etc ). Ones and for all this chronical cancer (colonial rule) is going to get lasting curative surgey by gallant sons and daughters of Oromo people and other nations. […]

What We Had, What was Taken from Us, What We Will Reclaim

The Oromo Irreecha Festival Revisited and Reinterpreted By Mekuria Bulcha, PhD Introduction Once again the Oromo are preparing for the celebrations of the Irreecha festival at Lake Arsadee in Bishoftu city 50 km south of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) in central Oromia. This time the annual national rendezvous takes place on October 1, 2016. Although it […]

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