ከመላጣዬ ፀጉር ይነቀል

====By: Befeqadu Moroda ======== የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ ግድያ አዋጅን ‹‹ፓርላማ›› በተባለዉ የእንስሳት ዕድር ዉስጥ ያሉት ‹‹ የአማራና የደቡብ ሕዝብን እንወክላለን›› የሚሉቱ ደግፈዉታል፡፡ ወይም አልተቃወሙትም፡፡ እንዲያ ማድረጋቸዉ በአዋጁ አስፈላጊነት አምነዉ ወይም ከአዋጁ የሚያገኙት የተለየ ጥቅም አማልሏቸዉ ላይሆን ይችላል፡፡ግን በትግርኛ ተናጋሪዎቹ ‹‹እምቧ››ባዮች ለየብቻ አስቀድሞ የተነገራቸዉ ነገር መኖሩ እዉነት ነዉ፡፡በአራዳ ልጆች አባባል፣ ‹‹ተጀንጅነዋል›› ፡፡ ‹‹ ከእናንተ ጋር ሽግር የለንም፤ ሽግራችን ከኦሮሞዎቹ ጋር ነዉ፡፡ ዛሬ ይኼን እየፈላ ያለዉን አዲስ ትዉልድ ከወዲሁ ለእንትኑ ካላኮላሸነዉ ነገ ጣጣዉ ለእናንተ ይተርፋል፡፡ጎርፉ በእናንተም ላይ ይፈስሳል፡፡ ስለዚህ አዋጁን መደገፍ የእኛም የእናንተም ሕልዉና ጉዳይ ነዉ›› ተብለዋል፡፡ በማስፈራሪያና በመደለያ የታገዘ ቅስቀሳ ከአረቄ ቤት እስከ…

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Baqqalaa Garbaa – Baga Hiikamte

This poem was posted by Leta Kenei Aga cheering the release from Prison of OFC leader Mr. Bekele Garbaa. Yaa Baqqee yaa Baqqalaa Jabaa leenca daggalaa Hidhamtee dhugaa dhabdee Balleessaa malee cabde! Kosii hin haane harki kee Maalidharee yakki kee? Dabaa tuffatte malee Sabaaf dubbatte malee.. Afuuftuutu si shakka Biyya oromummaan yakkaa! Loose translation:   Oh my dear Bekele Strong like a lion in the jungle In jail you were denied justice You suffered with no sin of yours Your hands were near no evil Then what is your crime?…

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Hundeen Keenya Tokko

This poem was posted on Facebook on November 16 2016. The author talks about the need of unity. You may follow the author here. Ilmi abbaa tokkoo Maaliif waliin oodaa? Sanyiidhaan wal hiree Maaf wal dhowwa qooda? . Karuma qubni seene silaa horfee seena harkii Nutu hoo waliif diinaa Orma hin jedhiinaa Lakkii. . “Ejjaa warra abaluu Ishee abaaramtuu Kun nuballeessiti nutti hin dabalamtu . Warra akkasii kana Hortee warra Shawaa Ijoollee wallaggaa Harargeerraa dhowwaa . Warri kamisee sun Isaan warra Wallooti Nuti warri Baalee ijoollee Waaqooti . Elaa isaan Gujii Isaansun…

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Balcha Saafo and the fall of a great warrior to the trickery of Haile Selassie

“Do not underestimate the power of Tafari. He creeps like a mouse but he has jaws of a lion.” Balcha Safo of Sidamo’s last words before entering the monastery. Note: this article was originally posted here on Facebook. In the mid-1920s, the powerful warlords of Ethiopia were coming to the realization that a young man of the nobility named Haile Selassie, also known as Ras Tafari, was out competing them all and nearing the point where he could proclaim himself their leader, unifying the country for the first time in…

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አዳዲስ ክስተቶች 

Note: This observation analyzes the current political affairs in Ethiopia and the stare down between OPDO, TPLF and the military.  It was posted on Dr Dereje Gerafa Tullu’s FB Page on 29 October 2017. The post is slightly edited (mostly formatting for better readability) ዕይታ 1: ኦህዲድ ውስጥ ከዚህ በኃላ operation አካሂዶ አንዱን ጥሎ አንዱን ማንገስ እጅግ ከባድ ደረጃ ላይ ደርሷል።ከዚህ በኃላ አይቻልም ባይባልም ይህንን ኦፕሬሽን ኦህዲድ ውስጥ ከመሞከር ህወሃት ውስጥ መሞከር ይቀላል።ይህ ማለት አንድ ሁለት የኦህዲድ አመራር አባላት የማፈንገጥ ፍላጎት ወይም የተለመደውን የመላላክ አባዜ አይኖራቸውም ማለት አይደለም።አሁን ኦህዲድ ውስጥ…

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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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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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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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