ይድረስ ለአምባገነን ነፍስ ገዳዮች!!

ሞቲ ቢያ (Gemechu Melka) ወገን በመደበኛ ጦር በአደባባይ ይገደላል። ሕዝብ ያላቅሳል። ድንበር ይጣሳል። የሚገድል ድርጅት ይወደሳል። ቃላት መግለፅ የማይችለው እብሪት ከገደቡ አልፎአል። ግፍ ገደቡን ጥሶአል። ከባዶ እግር ነፃ ባወጣችሁና ባለቢሊዮኔሮች ባደረጋችሁ ሀዝብ ላይ መዝመቱን መርጣችሁአል። እንዲህም ሆኖ እባካችሁ አንድን እውነት እወቁ። ከእንግዲህ እንደ ተለመደው እያወናበዱ መቀጠል አይቻልም። የጦር መሣሪያ ብዛት፣ የሠራዊት ጋጋታ ጊዜያዊ መሆኑን ለእናንተ መንገር አያስፈልግም። ጦርነት የጀመራችሁት ከማን ጋር እንደሆነ የተገነዘባችሁ አይመስልም። የኦሮሚያ ሕዝብ የኢምፓየርቱ ብዙሃን ሕዝብ ነው። የሀገርቱ እምብርት ነው። የኢኮኖሚ ሃይል ነው። ጀግና ሕዝብ ነው። በተለይ የአሁኑ ጊዜ ጦርነት ከዚህ ቀደም ከአሸነፋችሁት፣ ከሀገር ካባረራችሁት ወገን ጋር የምታካሄዱ…

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‘THE BOY WITH A STONE’

Note: This is first posted on Tsegaye Ararsa’s FB page. People have been wondering about who this boy is and what his story is. ‘The Boy with a Stone’ is C.B. (name abbreviated for the sake of his safety–if at all he is safe even now!). He is a fourteen-years old lad from Awwaaro. I gather that he is a student of Grade 7. He supports himself by selling sugarcane in the town. Reports have it that he is an outstanding student, too. His fearless walk towards the armored military…

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More than 10 people gunned down in Ambo

Witnesses in Ethiopia say at least 10 people are dead after security forces fired on angry protesters in the restive Oromia region. One resident says the killings occurred around midday Thursday in the town of Ambo. Another resident says gunshots could be heard since morning. The residents spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation. The town has seen multiple demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted in Ethiopia in 2015 and caused a 10 month long state of emergency that was lifted in August. Mr Gadisa Dessalegn, a spokesman…

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Ethnic strife in Ethiopia threatens a key U.S. ally

Note: This article was first published on October 21 2017 by Paul Schemm on Washington Post. ADAMA, Ethi­o­pia — A largely hidden war in remote areas of Ethiopia has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 100,000 others and raised the specter of ethnic cleansing, potentially destabilizing an important U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism. With the strongest army in the Horn of Africa and second-largest population on the continent, Ethiopia has been a major ally in battling regional terrorist groups such as al-Shabab and a pillar of stability between…

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Ethiopian army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

The Ethiopian government has disclosed that the army has effectively been banned from playing any role in the search for peace in a boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states. Information Minister Negeri Lencho at a press briefing said as part of peace efforts in the wake of recent deadly clashes, the government was tackling the source of the tensions but also actively helping displaced persons with much needed assistance. A high-powered government delegation led by deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen is said to have visited displaced persons…

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Six People are killed during a wave of new protests in Oromia

Addis Ababa – The vice chair of Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization (OPDO) says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead on Wednesday (October 11 2017) as anti-government demonstrations return to Oromia regional state. Dr Abiy Ahmed says more than 30 people were injured in clashes in Shashamane town and an area called Boke. He did not say who was responsible for the killings. Blogger and university lecturer Seyoum Teshome says more than 15,000 people rallied again on Thursday in Wolisso town against the country’s ruling elite. He…

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What is a republic? The case of Oromia.

Note – This article was from Dagne Sia’s facebook post. Oromia was a republic while Ethiopia was never a republic! A republic is a government where the country’s political power comes from the citizens, not the rulers, and is put into use by representatives elected by the citizens. The Oromos elected their leaders as their representatives. For this reason, Oromia was a republic even before Ethiopia was. Ethiopia has never done a free and fair election that did not involve coercion of citizens. This makes Oromia ahead of Ethiopia!… In…

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Abadula Gamadaa Resigns

Abadula Gemeda, speaker of the Ethiopian House of Peoples? Representatives has submitted a letter to resign from his post as speaker of the house. Sources tell that Abadula submitted the resignation letter to the federal government “in protest over recent political developments including the federal security handling of the ongoing violence in eastern Ethiopia. This crisis, in reality a proxy war against the Oromo people perpetrated by TPLF backed Somali “Liyu Police”, has displaced about 150, 000 Oromos from the Somali regional state. In recent weeks tensions have risen to…

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In Ethiopia, at the Irreecha festival, the anger of the Oromo does not disarm

The majority ethnic group of the country, which considers itself marginalized and martyred, denounces the Tigreans’ control over the affairs of the state for more than a quarter of a century. By Emeline Wuilbercq (Addis Ababa, Correspondence) Note – This article was published on lemonde?( a French language site) on the 03 October 2017. This is translated to English using Google Translate.   Chala* came to “thank God”, dressed in a traditional sweater with black, red and white bands, the young lawyer dipped yellow flowers and fresh grass in Harsade…

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Heroes of Grand Irreecha 2017 Celebration!

This article was published on Dr. Berhanemeskel Segni’s facebook page on 04 October 2017. Four Major Heroes and the Heroines of Grand Irreecha 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday! 1. The Esteemed and the Most Honorable Abbaa Gadaa Beyene Senbato! The unmistakable and undisputed hero of Irreecha 2017 Thanksgiving Celebration is the visionary, brave and wise leader of all the Oromo people and the leader of the Oromia Abbaa Gadaa Council. He is the Esteemed and the Honorable Abbaa Gadaa Beyene Senbato! He is the architect of all the success and victory of…

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