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Who is Pathogen?

By Dr. Baro Keno Deressa In medical terminology: Pathogen is an agent causing disease or illness to its host. Pathogens are mostly microscopic, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. Today i am going to talk about the macroscopic pathogen of the humanity TPLF government. I said this because of my profound belief that, the […]

#OromoProtests: The “Oromo Street” and Afria’s Counter-Protest State

Etana Habte, Special to Addis Standard (Addis Standard) — In the first part of this series, I explored in historic perspectives (particularly with developments in Oromia regional state) the Ethiopian government’s road to becoming a counter-protest state and the systematic ways in which the regime further bolstered its role as a counter-protest state. And in the second […]

Empire of bleeding and thrombosis kept under bad physicians and wrong remedies

By Dr. Baro Keno Deressa The Oromo people are managed to unite under their vanguard organization OLF to fight for the same purpose (eradicating colonization). The formation of unity under one organization and the bravery act of Oromo people brought changes in Ethiopian empire. The Patriotic act and the clear message of qube generation guided […]

The Amhara Identity: Resurgence from tactical self-hide or manifestation of TPLF oppressive policy? How do Amhara elites might verify the evolvement?

By Geda Moti (PhD) I read interview article of Prof Mesfin W/M (http://www.mereja.com/amharic/512100) and article by Girma Kassa (http://www.ethiomedia.com/1016notes/7405.html) with concern of its implication on forth coming solidarity imperatives. Obviously, the ideas reflected on Amhara identity in both articles are often floating around recent publications related to the unrest in Ethiopia. I understand the right […]

The ‘Ethiopian Spring’: “Killing is not an answer to our grievances”

By RENÉ LEFORT 9 September 2016 (Open Democracy) — There is every sign that Ethiopia is plunging into a crisis whose scale, intensity, and multiple and interdependent drivers are unprecedented since the founding of the regime in 1991. The Ethiopian leadership remains in denial. The long meetings of its ruling bodies have culminated in a […]

Oromia’s moment of truth: The Great Oromo generation and the Oromia Flag

By Leenjiso Horo, September, 2016 “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” —Frantz Fanon The Great Oromo Generation of 1960s The great Oromo generation of 1960s chose to fulfil its mission. Its mission has been and still is the liberation of Oromia. It rejected any political line of […]

Analysis: Perpetual Poverty in the Shadow of Ethiopia’s ‘Safety Net’

Tesfalem Waldyes & Kalkidan Yibeltal (Addis standard) — On June 28 2016, hundreds of people in Jido Kombolocha, a small town located in East Shoa Zone of the Oromia regional state 207 km south east of Addis Abeba, were heading towards the local Farmers’ Cooperatives Union office. Even though it was Tuesday, the air was […]

Oromo journalist describes harrowing flight from Ethiopia

Bahar Ali Yousuf is a 27-year-old journalist from Ethiopia who had to flee the country last month to avoid being imprisoned by the government. Yousuf gave an exclusive interview to Al Bawaba about his plight, which provides a glimpse into the Ethiopian government’s ongoing crackdown on the ethnic Oromo. With a population of at least […]

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  Abbaa Urjii tiin   Qabsoon bilisummaa ummata Oromiyaa, arra sadarkaa if duuba hin-deebinee fii abdachiisaa geeysee jirti. Dhuma bara 2015 irraa kaasee hamma yoonaatti, lammiin Bahaa-Dhihaa fii Kaabaa-Kibbaan mirga isaanii tiif anaannata bira dabranii xiqqaa fii guddaan dhiiraa fii dhalaan wareegamaa, caphaa, dhiigaa jiran. Wayyaaneen, warra waraana Dargiirraa boojitee fii abbootii garaa kanneen ummata […]

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Yaadanoo Ebbisa Addunya (30.8.2016)

By Alemayehu Kumsa, Ph.D Ebbisan waggaa digdama harra uttuu innii mana issa siree isaara rafuu, loltuun mootummaa kolonefata Habasha, warra gartuu haarra Tigrai’in gegefamuun rasaassa itti roobsani lubuu isa muchumaati kutan. Biyya akaakile isaati, diini daanga Oromiyya ceete dhufte dhiiga Oromoo hammaa haraati iddoo hundaati dangalaasa jirti. Akkuma Oromoon hunduu beeku, kan diini kun ajjesu […]

Behind the Violence in Ethiopia

Note: Dear Readers, this is just to let our readers understand how the bloody struggle and heavy price that the Oromo people have been paying is sabotaged by western writers and their media outlets. Will Its Experiment With Ethnic Federalism Work? By Harry Verhoeven, ForeignAffairs.com | August 29, 2016 When U.S. President Barack Obama visited […]

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Qabsoo Oromoon Gegesa jiru kun Tofta, Tarsimoo, Caasaa Cimmaa  fi Gargarsa cimmaa barbaachisa

Getachew Jigi Demekssa irraa Qabsoo biyya tokko bakkan gaa’uf waan gutamuu qabu heeddutu jira, gurma’iina, humna nama, caasaa, meesha fi mallaaqaa (dhiyeesu ykn logistic), duda dube, Oggansa Cimmaa fi gorsitoota gosa hunda qoophefachuu barbaachisa. Qabsoo amma adeemsia jiru kanaaf kana keessa maltuu guutamee maltuu hanqatee jira yoon jeedhe Oromoo gaafadhee qabsoo keenya kana waan baayetu […]

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The Revision of History of Negotiation with Habesh Rulers

By Worku Gadissa *INTRODUCTION The abstract of this paper was submitted to OSA under the title of “Negotiation Politically Correct Lunacy” for presentation at the Conference of July 29-31, 2016, but has not been accepted. It must be noted that in August 2015, OSA Annual Conference I gave analytical report on the history of land […]

Ethiopia: Why the Oromo Protests Mark a Change in Ethiopia’s Political Landscape

Analysis | AllAfrica.com By Asafa Jalata, University of Tennessee. Country-wide demonstrations by the Oromo in Ethiopia have flared up again. Ethiopia’s authorities reacted with heavy force, resulting in the death of 100 civilians. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Professor Asafa Jalata about the country-wide protests. Who are the Oromo people? The Oromo are the […]

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Time of consolidative therapy in order to complete the formula

By Baro Keno Deressa, Dr. The colonial state of Ethiopian empire is/was the machinery of disaster and total domination established to facilitate effective control and exploitation of the colonized nations. The Ethiopian colonial ruler imposed and maintained their ruling system by force, without the consent of the people, the colonial states never had the effective […]

Akkeeka Waloo Qabachu qabna, diini keenya bayee dha, qoofa qoofati nu qoode tokko tokko nu nyachuf deema, yeerroo hunda mo’amu hin qabnu

By Getachew Jigi Demekssa, PhD Qeerroon kana booda harka mata irra kawwachu hin qabu. Akkeeki mariif qoopha’ee kun Wara Bilisummaa Oromoo fi Walabummaa Oromiyaaf falmatanfi malee Mediaf miti. Yaada Dhunfa koo ta’uu beeka. Yaadi kun kan hara egalame utuu hin tane bara 2012 kasee  dargagoota kan marisisa turedha. Bayeen isaa yaadi kun kitaaba koo “Bu’aa […]

The Atse v. Gadaa Tradition: Contradictory Governing Principles in Ethiopian Politics

By Guluma Gemeda* Current widespread protests, particularly in Oromia, and lately in Amhara and other regions, have highlighted the weaknesses of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) regime. Opposition groups are predicting possible collapse of the regime in the near future. Even some former members and supporters of the EPRDF are waking up […]

Ethiopian Olympic medallist seeks asylum after marathon protest

Feyisa Lilesa, who made arm gesture of support for his Oromo tribe as he finished race in Rio, says he fears going home The Guardian | August 23, 2016 An Olympic silver medallist from Ethiopia is seeking asylum overseas after making a gesture of protest as he crossed the finishing line in the men’s marathon […]

Robel Vs. Feyisa

By: Laalo Guduru Nothing more vividly depicts the life contrast in today’s Ethiopia than the condition of the two 2016 Olympians, Robel and Feyisa. On the one hand you have Robel, who is a Tigrian, whose father is the chairman of the Ethiopian swimming federation, and who may have got that position because of this […]

Why the west should stop backing Ethiopia against Oromo protests

The OLF believes the Oromo people are still being denied their fundamental rights by Ethiopian colonialism By Kasembeli Albert, Nairobi, Kenya Three years ago, in a stinging indictment of Kenya government’s involvement in the rendition of Oromo refugees, a paused a question: Oromo Liberation Front: Who is Fooling Who? Then, Kenya authorities were accused of […]

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