​They Stood Silent; We knew What That Meant.

You cannot not communicate! This is an axiom which states that you cannot do anything not to convey a message given that behavior is always there with no counterpart. Every one communicates even though some are better at it. Your words or without them, your gestures or their absence, your comments about or the sheer … Continue reading ​They Stood Silent; We knew What That Meant.

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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).

​የአማራና ኦሮሞ ትብብር ሕወሃቶችን ለቁጭትና ቅዠት የሚዳርገው ለምንድነው?

 አንድ ነገር ልጠይቃችሁ? የሁለት ሕዝቦች ትብብርና አንድነት እንዴት ለአንድ የፖለቲካ ሳይንስ መምህር “ቅዠት” ሊሆንበት ይችላል? የኦሮሞ ወጣቶች የጣና ሃይቅን ከእንቦጭ አረም ለመታደግ በሚደረገው ርብርብ አጋርነታቸውን ለማሳየት ወደ ባህር ዳር መሄዳቸው መሃሪ ዮሃንስ የተባለውን መምህር ለምን አሳሰበው?፣ የወጣቶቹን ተግባር ለምን አጣጣለው? እንደው በአጠቃላይ የአማራና ኦሮሞ ሕዝብ የጋራ ትብብርና አንድነት ለምንና እንዴት ሆኖ የሕወሃት/ኢህአዴግ ደጋፊ የሆኑ የፖለቲካ ልሂቃንን ሊያሳስብ … Continue reading ​የአማራና ኦሮሞ ትብብር ሕወሃቶችን ለቁጭትና ቅዠት የሚዳርገው ለምንድነው?

​WHAT DO Oromo people LEARN FROM Kikuyu community OF KENYA?

By Lata Gadafa Kikuyu are the largest most populous ethnic groups of our neighboring Kenya estimated to around 7 million according to 2009 Kenya population and housing census. Oromo are also the largest ethnic group of Ethiopia estimated to more than 40 million. There are significant similarities and differences between these two majority communities living in … Continue reading ​WHAT DO Oromo people LEARN FROM Kikuyu community OF KENYA?

ኢህአዴግን የማይቃወም የደርግ ደጋፊ ነው! 

በተለያዩ የሀገሪቱ አከባቢዎች የሕዝብ ተቃውሞና አመፅ እየታየ ነው። በሕዝቡ የተቃውሞ እንቅስቃሴ እና መንግስት እየወሰደ ካለው እርምጃ አንፃር የሀገሪቱ ምሁራን አቋምና ተግባር ምን መሆን አለበት? በዚህ ረገድ ምሁራኑ ሁለት አማራጮች አሏቸው። አንደኛ፡-የመንግስትን አቋምና እርምጃ በመደገፍ የህዝቡን እንቅስቃሴ ማውገዝ፣ ሁለተኛ፡-ከሕዝቡ ጋር በመሆን የመንግስትን አቋምና እርምጃ መቃወምና መተቸት። ነገር ግን፣ አብዛኞቹ የሀገራችን ምሁራን አንዱን ወገን በመደገፍ ወይም በመቃወም ሃሳብና … Continue reading ኢህአዴግን የማይቃወም የደርግ ደጋፊ ነው! 

Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil Worsening: Threatening Regional Security

ADDIS ABABA (HAN) October 19.2017. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News.by Betre Y. Getahun. Political turmoil, ethnic tension and conflict have continued to engulf east Africa’s most populous nation, Ethiopia. The country is now on brink of an all-out civil war which could affect the whole region. Despite increasing international condemnation, the ruling party in Ethiopia … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Political Turmoil Worsening: Threatening Regional Security

POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND THE “THIRD FORCE”

Although South Africa's inquiry into public violence last April denied there was evidence of a "third force" operating in the country, it did not, as the South African government first claimed, clear the country's security forces of complicity in the violence. The Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation, popularly known … Continue reading POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND THE “THIRD FORCE”

​“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight 

First there are the undisputed events. Then there are the media reactions, and these – apart from a few rare exceptions, among them some of Ethiopia’s private media – have been perplexing. By፦René Lefort 22 October 2017  In their intensity, scale and duration, the big demonstrations of 2015 and 2016 in the country’s most populous … Continue reading ​“Ethnic clashes” in Ethiopia: setting the record straight 

Abadula Gemeda: Man of Straw or Man of the World or No Exception to the Legacy?

By Mengistu Assefa (Dr.) After a week of bewildering assumptions and theories by politicians and media outlets as to why Obbo Abadula Gemeda resigned as Speaker of the lower house of parliament, on Saturday October 14, 2017 he came out on a state-run television Oromia Broadcasting Network and made his reasons clear why he decided to quit … Continue reading Abadula Gemeda: Man of Straw or Man of the World or No Exception to the Legacy?

ኢትዮጲያ: በግራ መጋባት ወደ እርስ-በእርስ ግጭት!     

አሁን ባለው የኢትዮጲያ ፖለቲካዊ ሁኔታ ላይ ከፍተኛ ግራ-መጋባት ይታየኛል። ግራ መጋባቱ በዋናነት “ሀገሪቱ ወደየት እያመራች ነው?” በሚለው ጥያቄ ላይ የተመሰረተ ነው። ይህ ግራ መጋባት ታዲያ በአንዱ ወይም በሌላኛው ወገን ላይ ሳይሆን በሁሉም ወገኖች ላይ የሚስተዋል ነው። የገዢው ፓርቲ ኢህአዴግ ከፍተኛ አመራሮች እና ደጋፊዎች፣ በብሔርተኝነት እና በአንድነት ጎራ በተሰለፉት ተቃዋሚ የፖለቲካ መሪዎችና ደጋፊዎች ላይ በግልፅ ይስተዋላል። … Continue reading ኢትዮጲያ: በግራ መጋባት ወደ እርስ-በእርስ ግጭት!