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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Losers of Grand Irreecha 2017 Celebration!

This article was published on Dr. Berhanemeskel Segni’s?facebook page on 04 October 2017. Five Major Institutional Losers of Grand Irreecha 2017 Thanksgiving Celebration! Admittedly, I am not good in writing obituary for the losers to nurse their wounds. But, I will list them for our people to notice the obvious; and the international community to take note of the forces of evil and instability who betrayed the Oromo people, half of the Ethiopian population, to destabilize and undermine the equitable, fair and sustainable development of all Ethiopians by institutionalizing policy…

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OCO’s Reaction to the Ongoing Sufferings of the Oromo People

The Oromo people’s struggle against the dictatorial Ethiopian government, for the respect of their human rights, has been intensified since 2014 in much coordinated anti-government protests engulfing the country. The Ethiopian government security forces violently responded to peaceful Oromo protesters, killing thousands and jailing indefinitely hundreds of thousands innocent Oromo. On September 3, 2016, with unparalleled cruelty, the Ethiopian regime burned alive Oromo prisoners of conscious and gunned down those who were trying to escape the fire. As we all know, the Ethiopian government also imposed a 10-month state of…

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How Mortgages Work in the US – a short guide

The mortgage industry works a little differently in the US than it does in many other parts of the world. Mortgage loans are treated as commercial paper, which means that lenders can convey and assign them freely. That results in a situation where financial institutions bundle mortgage loans into securities that people can invest in. The purpose of this system is to quickly free up money for the financial institutions to lend out in the form of new mortgages. The US also has a number of government-sponsored enterprises, such as…

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Rally to Commemorate the Victims of the 2016 Irreechaa Massacre & Protest against Violence and Political Repression

This year, while celebrating the?Irreecha?festival, Oromo communities in the Diaspora will commemorate those who were murdered in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016 by the Ethiopian government forces and the conditions they created to victimize innocent people. Irreecha is an ancient Oromo cultural tradition which survived many years of repression, and continues to flourish. It is observed in late September and early October annually at the historic Lake (Hora) Arsadi near the town of Bishoftu, about 25 miles south of Finfinee (Addis Ababa). In recent years three to five million people…

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The TPLF regime is resettling Tigrians in Addis Ababa/Oromia

The TPLF regime is resettling Tigrains? in Addis Abab/Oromia and continues displacing the Oromo from their land. Fifteen billion birr from Commercial Bank of Ethiopia just for Addis Ababa. I wonder how much would same bank offer to cities and towns in Oromia. This is a race against time to absolutely exterminate Oromos in the city. Oromos constitute a small minority among the vast 900000 people registered for housing. We are demanding Oromia again to resettle all Oromos displaced from Somali region in Addis Ababa.

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