Oromia: Return of Oromo protests signals OPDO’s rhetoric and cosmetic changes not enough.

Written by  Bona Geshe (OPride) — Ethiopia’s populous Oromia state is plagued by protests that refuse to go away. Regional officials say the latest protests are hijacked by ‘enemies’ of the Oromo people and those petrified by the new direction the Oromia state has taken. Following a meeting with the prime minister, regional presidents and … Continue reading Oromia: Return of Oromo protests signals OPDO’s rhetoric and cosmetic changes not enough.

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“We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

In a documentary by Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) the president of Oromia Regional State, Obbo Lemma Megersa, speaks about the recent crackdown on rent-seakers and illicit trades. "In Ethiopian history, the most awful and gravely far reaching land abuse that has ever happened is the land of Oromo", explains Lemma.  It is clear who has … Continue reading “We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

​Is The Guardian Justifying Dispossession and Land Grab in Ethiopia? 

It is very painful to read this article on The Guardian by Tom Gardner for a number of reasons.  1. Tom is presenting land robbery and land grab by the Addis Ababa City Administration in Koye, Oromia,  25 kilometers away from Addis Ababa, inside Oromia, as urban development. Just imagine, Addis Ababa taking 700 hectares of land from Oromo … Continue reading ​Is The Guardian Justifying Dispossession and Land Grab in Ethiopia? 

Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesig

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits? by Tom Gardner in Addis Ababa. Photographs by Charlie Rosser Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky … Continue reading Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesig

Give us back the money of our coffee: Dambi Dollos to the Fed!

This is a new chant being voiced by residents of Dambi Dollo in solidarity with their own man Muluheh Keka. Obbo Muluneh claims that four years ago he was abruptly notified that his assets had been frozen, without reason. He tells that he had debt he had been paying to the bank according to the … Continue reading Give us back the money of our coffee: Dambi Dollos to the Fed!

Renewed Oromo-Somali clashes in Ethiopia kill more than 20: state media

In Summary The reports of the new clashes came after the government said 103 people had been arrested on suspicion of stoking the September fighting. Hundreds of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced in a string of clashes between the ethnic groups in September until the military intervened to quell the bloodshed A … Continue reading Renewed Oromo-Somali clashes in Ethiopia kill more than 20: state media

“በተፈናቃዮች ላይ ጉዳት ያደረሱት የፀጥታ ሃይሎች መሆናቸው ታውቋል” ዶ/ር ነገሪ ሌንጮ 

ከተፈናቃዮች ጋር በተደረገው ውይይትም፣ ጉዳቱን ያደረሱባቸው የፀጥታ ኃይሎች እንጂ ህዝቦች እንዳልሆኑ፣ የከፋ ጉዳት እንዳይደርስባቸው በማድረግ በኩል የአገር መከላከያ ሰራዊት ትልቅ እገዛ ማድረጉን፣ በግጭቱ ወቅት የሁለቱንም ክልሎች ሕዝቦች፣ አንዱን ከሌላው ጥቃት በመከላከል መስዋዕትነት መክፈላቸውን፣ በተለይም ከምዕራብና ምስራቅ ሃረርጌ፣ የኢትዮ-ሱማሌዎች እንዳይፈናቀሉ የአካባቢው ሕዝብና አመራር ያደረገው ጥረት በአርአያነት ተጠቃሽ እንደሆነ፣ ከ30 ዓመት በላይ ከኖሩባቸው ቀዬዎች የተፈናቀሉ ወገኖቻችን፣ አሁንም ችግሩ ቶሎ ተፈትቶላቸው፣ ወደ ቀድሞ የመኖሪያ ሥፍራቸው የመመለስ ጽኑ ፍላጎት እንዳላቸው ለመረዳት ተችሏል፡፡ 

“ኢብኮ (METEC) የድንጋይ ከሰል የመሸጥም ሆነ የማስተላለፍ ህጋዊ ፍቃድ የለውም!” የኦሮሚያ ውሃ ሃብት ቢሮ

ህገ-ወጥ የሆነ የኪራይ ሰብሳቢነት ተግባር በድብቅ ቢፈጸምም፣ ከብዙሀኑ ህዝብ እይታ ግን ፈጽሞ ሊሰወር አይችልም! (በኦሮሚያ ውሃ ቢሮ የተሰጠ መግለጫ) የኦሮሚያ ክልላዊ መንግስትና የክልሉ ህብረተሰብ ከመቼዉም በላይ በህገ-ወጥ መልኩ የማዕድን ሀብትን በመዝረፍ፣ በመሸጥና በማስተላለፍ ላይ የተሠማሩ ልማታዊ ያልሆኑ ባለ ሀብቶችም ላይ ሆነ ግለሰቦች ላይ እርምጃን የመዉሰድ ተግባር አጠናክሮ በመቀጠል ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ በኦሮሚያ ክልል የብረታ ብረት ኢንጂነሪንግ ኮረፖሬሽን … Continue reading “ኢብኮ (METEC) የድንጋይ ከሰል የመሸጥም ሆነ የማስተላለፍ ህጋዊ ፍቃድ የለውም!” የኦሮሚያ ውሃ ሃብት ቢሮ

​Oromia Athletics Association suspends cooperation with Ethiopian Athletics Federation Citing less respects towards the state.

(This is a rough translation from the audio and written news from VOA Afaan Oromoo)  Sooraa Alaakee of VOA Afaan Oromoo talks to coach Tolera Dinqa of Oromia. The annual sport festival started last year is supposed to be held this year for the second time.  Dinqa explains the main reason the Association suspends any cooperation with the … Continue reading ​Oromia Athletics Association suspends cooperation with Ethiopian Athletics Federation Citing less respects towards the state.

“የኦሮሞና አማራ ትብብር አማራጭ የሌለው የህልውና ጉዳይ ነው!”

የአምቦ ዩኒቨርሲቲ መምህር የሆኑት ስዩም ተሾመ በማህበራዊ ድረ-ገጾች ሳይታክቱ ፖለቲካዊ ሀሳቦቻቸውን በማካፈል ይታወቃሉ። መምህር ስዩም ከቃሊቲ ሚዲያ ጋር በነበራቸው ቆይታ “ከሰሞኑ የኢህአዴግ አባል ድርጅት በሆነው የኦሮሞ ህዝቦች አብዮታዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር (ኦ.ህ.ዴ.ድ) የሚታየው አዳዲስ ሁኔታዎች የምን መገለጫዎች ናቸው? ወቅታዊ የፖለቲካ ፕሮፖጋንዳ ወይስ ውስጣዊ የአስተሳሰብ ለውጥ?” በሚል አርስት ዙሪያ ተወያይተዋል። ከዚህ በተጨማሪ፣ ይህን “የአንድ_ነን፣ አንለያይም...” የሚሉ ስሜቶች … Continue reading “የኦሮሞና አማራ ትብብር አማራጭ የሌለው የህልውና ጉዳይ ነው!”