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Oromo: A blessed nation confronted with paradoxes

By: Leenjiso Horo | June 2015 Note from editors: This article is republished with corrections from the author and the web editors. The Oromo are a blessed nation. They are blessed with huge population, vast country, abundant natural resources, rich environment and productive land. Oromiyaa has minerals, gold, platinum, iron ore, coffee and more. These […]

Oromo: A blessed nation confronted with paradoxes

Leenjiso Horo May 2015 The Oromo are a blessed nation.  They are blessed with huge population, vast country, abundant natural resources, rich environment and productive land.  Oromiyaa has minerals, gold, platinum, iron ore, coffee and more.  These are the blessings.  But we faced paradoxes. The paradoxes that we have been facing are: we are not […]

Being in and Out of Africa: The Impact of Duality of Ethiopianism

Asafa Jalata University of Tennessee–Knoxville (Journal of Black Studies) — This article critically examines how the duality inherent in the concept of Ethiopianism shifts back and forth between claims of a “Semitic” identity when appealing to the White, Christian, ethnocentric, occidental hegemonic power center and claims of an African identity when cultivating the support of […]

Kan Tiitisarraa Damma Eegee Dhabe, Kan Aaruu Qabu Ofitti Malee Tiitisattii Miti

 Baarentuu Gadaa irraa Mee seenaa Habshootaa keessatti bara kam..? eenyurraa eenyutti Angoon karaa nagahaa darbee beeka…? Seenaa isaanii keessa kan jiru.. kan beekamu …aangoof jecha ilmi abbaa ajjeesa, abbaan ilma ajjeesa, niitiin dhirsa ajjeesti, dhirsi niitii ajjeesa. Kan seenaa isaanii keessatti beekamu aangoof jecha yoo Obboleessi, obboleessa ajjeesu, yoo lammiin lammii ajjeesuu, saamuu, hidhuu fi […]

‘የፍቅር ከተማ’ jedhanii? ‘Yaa Marqa si Afuufuun si Liqimsuufi’

(Kutaa 2ffaa) Boruu Barraaqaa Kutaa 1ffaa dabre keessatti afanfaajjii maqaa jedhuun Habashoonni magaalaalee Oromiyaa akka Jimmaa, Dirree Dhawaa fi Harar dhaaluuf geggeessaa jiran laaluuf yaallee jirra. Kutaa 2ffaa har’aa keessatti ammoo magaalaalee akka Adaamaa, Baatee fi Bushooftuu faa gaggabaabsinee laaluu yaalla. Magaalaan Adaamaa bar tokko baay’ina lakkoofsa ummata Amaaraa irraa kan ka’e, ‘ሁለተኛዋ ጎንደር’ hanga […]

Elections in Ethiopia: Beyond winning (and losing)

Tsegaye R Ararssa* Part I 1 . Introduction (Ajeb New) –Election fever is gaining momentum in Ethiopia. It is ‘Election 2015’, the 5th general election since Ethiopia’s formal adoption of the more (or less) liberal constitution of 1995 that ended the hesitant ‘transition’ from the Derg’s military rule to a western-style representative democracy[1]. The projected […]

MANDAROOTA FI MAGAALAAWWAN OROMIYAA – OROMIAN TOWNS AND CITIES: Kutaa Sadaffaa

Taammanaa Bitimaa irraa DURADUBBII Dubbiftoota barreeffa kanaa jaalatamoo fi kabajamoo, baga nagaa fi nageenyaan naaf turtanii kutaa sadaffaa kana duukaa-buu’uuf dhuftani! Akkuma isin amma gara mandhee tanaa dhuftan mee  nagaa fi nageenyi, walabummaa fi bilisummaan Oromiyaa taanyaaf haa dhufu!. Egaa, erga Asgorii Abeebeetti gortanii Oromiyaa miidhagduu tana keessaa isa reera (naannoo) kanaa waa agartanii amma […]

Pace of peace with apoptotic and necrotic label

By Dr. Baro Keno Deressa We must reorient our understanding of what colonization is in order to situate ourselves to act on bringing health into our lives and to break the colonial regime’s constant negative pressure on the practical reality of our lives. This paper argues that individual and groups who betrays the truth of […]

The Oromo Quest for Independence: The Elusive Leenco Factor.

By: Albasa Dagaga | May 02, 2015 (Part II) This is in response to Laaloo’s persistent wild accusations and psychodrama. I must admit here that I liked Laaloo’s comment under sub title of “NARCISSISM IS TO BLAME” and thought for a moment that Laaloo was talking about Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) leaders, until it revealed […]

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