Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament on 22 March 2017

Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament on 22 March 2017

Opening remark of Dr. Shigut Geleta, Oromo Liberation Front, on a conference entitled ‘Women’s Inferno in Ethiopia’ held at European Parliament on 22 March 2017


Excellency Ms. Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), MEP and chairperson,

Your excellences Members of the European Parliament, Dear participants, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to thanks the office of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the office of her Excellency Mrs. Liliana Rodrigues (S&D), MEP for Organizing this Conference.
I am honored for having an opportunity to give remarks on the present oppression and gross human rights violations committed by Ethiopian government on all peoples in Ethiopia on behalf of Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD). PAFD is a democratic alliance that was established in October 2015 to unite the efforts of five major organizations that represent the aspirations of more than 67% of the nations in Ethiopia. The Alliance intends to transform the current Empire of Ethiopia into free, democratic communities of nations who coexist peacefully, in freely chosen systems of governance.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As it is unwaveringly confirmed from the electoral result of 2015 national election in which EPRDF claimed it won the 100% seat, nowadays, there is no distinction between legislative, judiciary and Executive body in Ethiopia; as well between party and state. All of them are interwoven in one, that is, EPRDF led by Tigray people liberation front. Thus, it is that the democratic processes in the country are hindered by EPRDF for it has decided to indefinitely clinch to power. Despite being a state that is party to most United Nations human rights treaties and having specific provisions for democratic and fundamental human rights in its Constitution, the human rights situation in Ethiopia is still horrendous. At present evidences from reports of credible right groups show multitude of human rights violations in Ethiopia, particularly in Oromia, Ogden, Gambelia, Banishing Gomez, Sideman and Amhara regional states, stressing these violations amount to crimes against humanity and the issue of accountability needed to be addressed.

All these human rights violations are ironically underpinned by the geostrategic importance the Horn of Africa linked to the interest of war on terror, proximity to the middle East and international effort on control of piracy. Ethiopia is geopolitically situated to determine the stability of the Horn of Africa. However, the EPDRF that rules by force will neither bring peace to Ethiopia nor to the Horn of Africa, for as long as the best majority of other nations and nationalities of Ethiopia are excluded from national politics. It is paradoxical that international donors like the European Union (EU) continue patronaging humanitarian and development aid into Ethiopia for its perceived stability role in the Horn of Africa, while the country is marred by volatilities of conflicts instigated by EPRDF regime

Ethiopian Embassy deligate
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Since the peaceful protests began in mid-November 2015, Oromia is ruled under martial law. The regime established command posts in every village in Oromia and control the movements of people. To make the matter worst, on 9th November 2016, the government declared the State of Emergency. The declared state of emergency was merely to justify the crimes that were already taking place. The regime armed forces forcefully enter individual houses and terrorize children, loot private property, beat, and kill individual at their own home and gang rape as a deliberate military strategy. All peaceful demonstrations were reacted by EPRDF with live bullets and lethal forces on protesting crowd at several places (see June 15, 2016 HRW Report). On Sept. 3, 2016, the Kilinto prison was set on fire and political prisoners were shot under the pretext that they had tried to escape. On Oct. 2, 2016, the regime used hand guns and helicopter gunships at large cultural ceremony (Irrecha) and murdered several people. It is reported that since November 2015, over 2,500 Oromos have been killed. The killing includes unharmful and vulnerable people including children from age 1 to elderly aged 80 and pregnant women All these amount to crimes against humanity that violate several UN Conventions and treaties that Ethiopia is a party to.

The crimes have been committed directly or indirectly by the command of TPLF/ EPRDF officials, military commanders, and members of the security forces. Not only killings but also since November 2015, over 50, 000 Oromos were arrested and detained in different detention camps, without conviction or rare trails and several forced disappearances were recorded. These includes political leaders, journalists, artists and Oromos from all levels of society. Instead of searching for long lasting peace, the regime downplayed the issue to bad governance and reshuffled its cabinets and party appointees.
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The fight against the international terrorism is the highest priority for all peace-loving people. It is our believe that the international terrorism is a threat to world peace and against harmoniously living together of the world-population, and therefore with all methods must be inspected. However, dictatorial regimes like the TPLF/EPRDF, that put its own agenda by labelling all its political oppositions as terrorists and use its restrictive self-made Anti-Terrorism Proclamation (adopted in 2009) to justify arrests of journalists, members of the political opposition leaders and innocent civilians must be fought itself.

The government of Ethiopia is using highly armed “Somali Liyu police” for attacking Oromos living adjacent to Somali regional state causing thousands of deaths and “Boko Haram” type of kidnapping women. These all are aimed to move the turbulence from center to the periphery and use divide and rule policy.

Considering the current gross human rights violations under the unjustified state of emergency of Ethiopian regime, it is not enough to only issue statements and resolutions, but to make meaningful actions are needed to stop the crimes against humanity on innocent civilians. The international community and legislative bodies are required to use all their possible influences on the Ethiopian government and facilitate the release of all political prisoners, and to take practical action to promote fundamental democratic changes in Ethiopia.

The EU has bilateral and multi-lateral agreements with Ethiopia. Most of these agreements enshrined human rights protection, good governance, and democratic freedom. However, the EU has failed to force Ethiopia to abide by these agreements. Though major political change comes from the genuine struggle of peoples in Ethiopia, it is our belief that EU policy change on Ethiopia can significantly change the political situation of Ethiopia for good. No action from the international community immediately implies approval of the regime’s violent measures against defenseless civilians.

In 2010, Human Rights Watch reported billions of euros for development aid are being diverted by the Ethiopian government to conduct political oppression. We would also like to mention that financial and diplomatic assistance from Western countries have been crucial in maintaining the dictatorial Ethiopian regime and its genocidal act. Regrettably, this trend has continued even under the present alarming situation of political turmoil and at a time the regime failed distributing humanitarian aid to Ogadeni where people are daily dying of malnutrition and cholera. As AI said A preventable disaster like the massive landslide recently happened at rubbish dump at Qoshi, near the capital Addis Ababa that costed hundreds of human lives clearly indicates the government’s irresponsibility on Human and Environmental safety.

Hence, the PAFD strongly appeals and calls all Ethiopia’s political democratic forces to continue their struggle for democratic change in unison and appeals to the EU Parliament and member states to play their role, by refraining from supplying aid to Ethiopia since it failed to respect the conditions that it has to uphold.

Thank you for your attention
Brussels, 22 March, 2017

Galaa isinii ha taatu: Marsiiol Nimoonaa! Walaloo Gaggabaaboo Kana dubbisaa adaraa!

Galaa isinii ha taatu: Marsiiol Nimoonaa! Walaloo Gaggabaaboo Kana dubbisaa adaraa!

Galaa isinii ha taatu!

Jirma hidda yaafatee
Bargaagee dhaabbatu

Hidda lafa keessaan
Hirraan damee danuu
Ofirraan yaafatu

Hundee gossitanii
Damee addaan hirtanii
Maqaa jirma duraaa
Balleessuuf duultanii
Dameen moggaaftanii
Jirma gogsitani

Hundeen gad- dhaabbata
Hiddaan utubamee
Jirmi damee baata
Baalaan haguugamee

Osoo akkasiin jiruu
Shira eenyu xaxeen
Dameen jirma dhaaluuf
Kan inni as miixatee

Maqaa inni ganamaa
Inni addunyaan beekuu
Maaliif jijjiirama
Mooji isaati hin beekuu

Dameen harra yaates
Waan jirmi hin dandeenya
Takkaa hin geessu galmaan

Fayidaa dhuunfaatiif
wal gaareffattanii
Maaf wal hirtan addaan

Akka yaada dameee
Akka yaada baalaa
Mee waa isiniif dhaamuu

Takkummaa hin milkooftaan
Hamma dameen hundi
Jirmatti araaramuu

Hangafa keessani
jirmi aboo qabaa
Oonneee sabaa irraatti
mana dhaabee  qabaa

Takkumaa hin jibbamu
Yoomuu hin dagatamuu
Waan dhugaa barbaada
        Lammee hawwaasni kunis
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Adaraa araraamaa
Rakkoon jirmi qabu
Yoo sana furamaa

Kana ta’uu baannaan
Akkuma kaleessaa
Akkuma harraa kanaa

Hiddi didee gognaan
Jirmaaf dameen marti
Jiguudhaaf raafamaaa

Dhibee durii irraatti
Inni keessanii immoo
Dhibee nuuf dabalee

Akka ija sumburaa
Maaliif addaan fiigdan
An waansaan wallaalee

Erga qabaattaanii
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Sababa maaliitiif
Muka tokko diiguun
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Isin addaan baanaan
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Gidduu keessanitti
Qiinqanii naqxanii
Bosostanii dhumtan
Baddan hin jirtanii

Bara maqaa tokkoon
Waamamtan kaleessaa
Aboof jabina keessaan
Addunyaatu odeessaa

Harra garuu hafee
Hundisaa mulqamee
Qilxuu mukti guddaan
Qiinqaniin gogfamee

Shira dameen xaxeen
Hiddi lafaa gogee
Hundeenis raafamee
Baallis harcaafamee

Fayidaa dhuunfaatiif
Wal gaareffattanii
Imaanaa kaleessaa
Maaliif dagattanii

Gaaddisa koo jedhee
Osoo lammiin keessan
Abdiin isin eeguu

Hidda jirmaaf damee
Baala addaan hirtanii
Saba hammana ga’u
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Walii keesaan giduutti
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Kan kootu hunda caalaaf
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Maal arga dhaloonnii
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Isa kamiin duukaa
Deemsa isaa itti ha fufuuu ?

Waan isiniin jedha
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Wal hin harcaasinaaa
Akka ija shumburaa

Walitti deebi’aaa
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Hundeesaa jabeessaa
Gadi hordaa dhaabaa
Hiddasaaa fageessaa

Akka jirbiin waliin
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Akka goondaan waliin
Laga guddaa ceetuu
Mee tokkoomaa isinis
Dhaamsi kan koo kunis
Galaa isinii ha taatuu 

DIINQA OROMOO Kutaa 14ffaa: BADHAADHAA DHAQQABAA WAARIYOO’-Ogeessa Seeraafi barsiisaa

DIINQA OROMOO Kutaa 14ffaa: BADHAADHAA DHAQQABAA WAARIYOO’-Ogeessa Seeraafi barsiisaa

ASTUQAADHAGGEEFFADHA!

Qophii Diinqa Oromoo KUTAA 2ffaa …

BADHAADHAA DHAQQABAA WAARIYOO’-Ogeessa Seeraafi barsiisaa

Maqaansaa Badhaadhaa Dhaqqabaa Waariyoo jedhama. Biyya Oromiyaa godina Arsii Lixaa Shaashamannee Ganda Kuyaaraa jedhamtuuttii dhalatee guddate. Dargaggoo ogummaa lama gonfatedha; Ogummaa herregaa/Mathematics fi Seeraa/Law ti. Barumsa Herregaa barsiisuun dhaloota qubee nama qaraa turedha. Manneen barnootaa naannoo Finfinnee marsanii jiran hedduu barsiiseera. Erga barnoota seeraa Yunivarsiitii Finfinnee seenuun abratee boodammoo ogummaa seeraa gadi fageenyaan leenji’eera. Abbaa murtii Godina Baalee ta’eemagaalaa Roobee keessa hojjetaa tureera.
Sadaasa 3 bara 2015 gara Awuropaa biyyaa switzerland magaala Geneva lenjiif dhufee sirnnicha nama nyaataa sana baqatee as cehee jira. Yeroo ammaa kana biyyuma Switzerland hirkattummaa siyasaan gaafatee jira. Akksumasii carraa barnnoota (Scholarship ) biyya Awurooppaa argatee barnootasaa Masters of International commercial law and dispute resolution jedhuun bara kana xumurataa jira. Wolumaagalatti Abbaa murtii nannoo Oromiyaa duraan fi Barataa LLM International commercial law and dispute resolution dhaan qaroo waaqni dhangi’edha jechuun nidanda’ama.
Muuxannoowwn keessa darbe hundaa…haala jiruu biyya keessaa…waan OPDO n itti jirtuufi iccita golasheeti hundarratti mariyanneerra. Waa’ee Oromoo diyaaspooraas gadi fageenyaan ilaalleerra. Walgahiiwwan biyya alaa kana keessa adeemanirrattis iccitaafi duubeesaa mara ija ogummaan ilaalleerra.
Abbootiimurtii Oromiyaafi federaalaa maal gochuu akka qaban ibsa kenneera. Icciti aangoosaaniis maal akka ta’e addeessee jira. Qeerroofi Qarreen biyya keessaa maalitti akka jiraniifi maal gochuu akka qabanillee xiinxalameera. Dinagdeen Oromiyaa eessa akka jirus soqneerra. Dinagdeemoo Bilisummaa kan jedhus gadi fageenyaan ilaalleerra.

Dhukkuba Maraamartoo Siyaasaa: Seenessaa Qeerrootiin, Maal nuuf Wayyaa? Caalaa Haahiluu Abaataa!.Dubbifamuu Qaba

Dhukkuba Maraamartoo Siyaasaa: Seenessaa Qeerrootiin, Maal nuuf Wayyaa? Caalaa Haahiluu Abaataa!.Dubbifamuu Qaba

Dhukkuba Maraamartoo Siyaasaa
Dhaamsaa Gabaabduu Ilmaan Oromoo Hundaaf!!
Seenessaa Qeerrootiin

Ilmaan Oromoo Biyya Hambaa Jiraatan Keessattuu Diasporaa fi Kanneen Carraa Barnootaa Argatanii Biyyaa Alaa jiraataan Namootni Baay’een Dhukkuba Maraamartoo Siyaasaa Jedhamuun Qabamanii Rakkoo Hamaa Keessa Jiraachuu Qeerroon Mirkaaneesse!!
Dhukkubni Kun Vaayireesii Siyaasaan Daddarbuu dha.
Mallattoolee Dhukkuba Kanaa Keessa Muraasa:
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1. Tokkummaa Uummataa , Jaalaala, Kabaja, Safuu fi Safeeffannaa jibbisiisa.
2. Sabboonummaa Ajjeesuun Gara jaarmiyaa Siyaasaatti gurmaa’anii akkeekaa fi kaayyoo Jaarmiyaan Siyaasaa Qabsoorraa jiruu qabu fudhachuun bilisummaa Uummataa fi walabummaa biyyaaf hiriiruu ni balaaleffachiisa.
3. Online Marsaa facebook fi Social media irratti yaasuun nama iyiisiisa, nama arrabsiisa, akka maraachuus ni godhaa, akeekaa fi kaayyoo diinni qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoof qabu sabboonaa fakkachuun ergama diinaa rawwachuu, of nama nyaachisa , wal nama nyaachisa akkasumas hirmii nama nyaachisa!!
3. Maqaa ABOn afuura jaarmiyaa heddummeessuu namatti naqa.Kaayyoo ganamaa hanga har’atti uummatni Oromoo irratti Wareegamuun bilisummaaf cichee falmachaa jiruu nama dagachiisuun gandarra nama joorsa.
4. Anatu Caalaa, ana malee beekaan hin jiruu fi Afaan qofaan anuma qofaatu uummata Oromoof beekaa, uummatni garuma nuti qabnetti goraa nama jechisiisa.
5. Yaaduma Durumaan jiruu fi Yaada namni qaroon dhiyeessee Nama hachisiisa, copy pest nama goosisa. Ilaalchaa fi kaayyoo ganamuma irraa eegalee uummatni durumaan iyyuu qabuufi ammayyuu itti jiruu akka yaada haaraawaatti akka dhiyeessanii ajendaa haarawaa fakkeessanii ittin uummata mataa naanneessaan nama godha!!
6. Afuura Qoqqoodinsa Gandummaa, Aamantaa fi Siyaasaa kan harka gita bittootaan tolfame nama gidduu facaasa.
7. Afuura walgahii gochuu, yaaduma wal fakkataa gagaragalchuu fi mooraa qabsoo ala nama dhaabee nama jaanjeessa!!
8. Waan qabanii gadhiisaan nama walaalchisuun takka jaarmiyaa hawaasummaa, takka jaarmiyaa Siiyaasaa, takka immoo jaarmiyaa Ogeessotaa, kkf waliin nama dhoofsisaa. Maalii Jaarmiyaaleen hawwaasummaa kanneen akka waldaa Qorannoo Oromoo OSA, Waldaan Maccaaf Tuulamaa Bu’uurrii ganamaa jira mitii Maaliif waan qabanii gadhiisaan wallaaluu? Moo ofumaa maqaa jaarmiyaa hawaasaa yoo jijjiraan jijjiramni dhufa namatti fakkataa?? Moo waldaalee isaanuma kanatu guddatee tokkummaa uummataa fi hawaasaa dinagdeen dagaagee sadarkaa guddaa irraa gahee brachotaa isaaniiti isaan olii gadii oofaman kun moo akkamii????? Jaarmiyaalee kanneen keessatti jijjirama hawwamuu maaltu daangeessee moo akkamii?????? Moo Uummatni Oromoo Abbaa hin qabuu jedhameetuma akkuma fedhii keenyaatti guyyaa barbaadamee waanuma barbaadame uummatatti fe’uudhamoo uummatni Waan oofamaa jiru kana hin gaafatne. Kun dhukkuba uummataa furuutti uummatatti dhukkuba ta’uu dha!! Kan nama dhibuu yoo haala jiruuf jireenyaa Uummata biyya alaa irratti waldaaan hawaasummaa ( Oromoo Community) jira mitii?????? Moo isumatuu gurguddatee maqaa jijjirrataa jiraa??? Tarii of ijaaruun haala barbaachisuu irraa darbanii gulantaa itti aanutu eyyeemee yoo ta’eef… ????

Kan Waldaa Ogummaa illee haata’uu namuu ogummaa isaan bifa ijaarameen Saba isaa cina dhaabbachuun waanuma jiruu , inni kaan dhukkuba maraamartoo Siyaasaati.

Furmaataa Dhukkuba Maraamartoo Siyaasaa
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Furmaatni dhibee vaayireesii dhukkuba maraamartoo Siyaasaa kana irraa of ittisuuf biyya keessatti hojiiwwaan Qabsoo jabeeffamuu qaban: tokkummaa dhigaaf lafeen biyya keessatti qabsoon ijaaramee jabeessuu, warraaqsaa FXG hanga bilisummatti roga garaagaraan itti fufuu, ololoota farreen qabsoo irraa fagaachuu. BILISUMMAATTI BAHUUF GUDDISANII YAADUU, Kayyoo goototni ilmaan Oromoo irratti Wareegamanii fi Irratti hidhaan Dararamaa jiran galiin gahuuf Wareegamaa caaluu kanfaluuf of qopheessuu, ONNEE OROMUMMAA fi GOOTUMMAAN GUUTAMEEN Socho’uu, Yeroo kamiyyuu Caalaatti Ammaa yeroo mootummaan abbaa irree Kufaatiif daddaqaa jiru kanatti Falmannee Bilisa bahuu akka dandeenyuu of irratti abdii qabaachuu fi kkf furmaata dhugaa waluma jalaan waliif Dhaamna.
Ilmaan Oromoo Biyyoota alatti Argamtaan Kanneen Dhukkuba kanaan hin qabamiin Of eegannoo Gochuun Namoota dhibee fokkataa kanaan qabaman yaaluun namummaatti deebisuu, Gara jaarmiyaa Qabsoo irra jiruutti of ijaaruu fi dammaqinsaan dirqama qabsoo bahachuu. uummata Oromoo fi Qeerroo dargaggoota Oromoo diina hudhanii qabuun kufanii kufisaa jiran cina wareegama barbaachisuu baasuun cina dhaabbachuuf qophaa’uu, Oromoo hidhachiisuu fi humneessuuf WBO waliin hiriiruu fi hidhannoo Oromoo jabeessuu, lola maqaa Poolisii Liyyuuhayilii Somaalee jedhuun duula wayyaaneen uummata Oromoo bahaa Oromiyaa fi kibba bahaa Oromiyaa irraan nurratti banee of irraa deebisuuf uummata Keenyaaf bakka jirruu haa dirmannu, Hidhamtoota Oromoo Gargaaruu abukaatoo seeraa bituu fi maatii hidhamtootaa gargaarsaan jabeessuu .
Uummata Oromoo biyya keessa jiran dhukkubni daddarbaan kun karaa ulaa argatee kamiin iyyuu biyya seenuun uummata keenyaa fi Qeerroo dargaggoota Oromoo fi barattoota Oromoo gidduu akka hin seennee uummatni addatti Qeerroon dargaggootni Oromoo fi Gamtaan barattoota Oromoo (GBO) dhukkuba Summii Siyaasaa alarraa karaa kamiin iyyuu faca’uu irraa of eeggachuun Fashaleessuu fi sochii milkii qabuu fi injifannoo boonsaan bilisummaa keenya gahuu akka dandeenyuu gadi jabeessuun Dhaamsa oromummaa Uummata Oromoo hundaaf dabarsina!!
Injifannoon Uummata Oromoof!!
Seenessaa Qeerrootiin
Bitootessaa 22/2017

#Maaltu_nuuf_wayyaa?

Caalaa Hayiluu Abaataa.
yaada natti fakkaatudha. biyyoota wal dhagahuufi wal dhaggeeffachuun akkasumas waliif gatii kennuun jiru keessatti yaanni nama hundaa guutumaa guututti fudhatama qabaachuu baatullee hin tuffatamu kan keessaa fudhatan hin dhabamuutii gabaabseen waa jedhamee.

1) Oromoon biyya keessaa maal gochuu qaba?

2) Oromoon biyya alaa(as keessatti kan maqaa Oromoo dhahatee jireenya faranjii jiraatuu jechuu kiyyaa miti karaa kamiinuu haa tahuu Oromoof ni taha jedhee isa carraaqaa jiru jechuu kiyya malee) maal gochuu qabaa?

a) Oromoon biyya keessaa yeroon kuni isaaf yeroo fardiiti, yeroo kana waa hin murteessu taanan, hin godhu taanan balaan sihi dhufuuf jiru kan kaleessaa fi hardhaa caala malee laafaa tahuuf hin jiru. kana sirriitti jala harraqnee walitti himuun gaariidha.

kanaafuu, dhaabbileen amantaa, siyaasaa, afooshalee fi kanneen biroo hunduu afaan tokko dubbachuun barbaachisaa dha.
AFAAN TOKKO jechuun afaan Oromoo jechuu kiyyaa miti, balaan ollaa kiyyarra gahe boru anarra gahuun isaa beekamaadha ykn gahuu dhabuu isaatif wabii tokkollee hin qabnu. kanaafuu rakkinoota nutti deemaa jiran jalaa bahuuf tokkummaadhaan diduun baayyee barbaachisaadha.

b) Har’aan tana qaroo fi qareeyyiin Oromoo biyya keessa jiran irra caalatti kaan manneen hidhaa jiru kaan immoo wareegamaniiru kaanimmoo as buuteniyyuu hin beekamne.Kaanimmoo sa’aatiin ani waan tana kopmitara kiyya kanarrti katabaa jirutti lubbuu baafachuun miila too nabaasi jedhanii karaafi kallattii hin beekne keessa daakkaraa jiru. hireen isaanii waan beekkamuu miti. kanaafuu bakkayyuu balaa nurra jiru kana dhaamsuuf gurmuun socho’uutu fala.

c) jireenya kiyyatu boora’a,isan jiraachaa jiru kanaa gadin taha jechuun kannee utuu obbolaan keessan ,haadhooliin keessaniifi abbootin akkasumas firrii fi lammiiwwaan keessan diinan balaan irra gahu kanneen calliftan hireen keessan kanaan addaa miti,tarii guyyaa eeggattu taha. Oromoon kan miidhamaa jiruuf badii dalagee utuu hin taanee oromummaa isaatif, gaafasimmoo ati OPDO’s tahi gaafa Oromummaa keetif aaduu jalqabe hireedhuma sabni keenya itti jiru kanatu si eeggata. kanaaf hincallisinitii falmi,didi.

d) Hojjataan akka hojjataatti, barsiisaan akka barsiisaatti, barataan akka barataatti, qonnaan bulaan akka qonnaan bulaatti, horsiise bulaan akka horsiise bulaatti waliin dhaabbachuu qaba. Torbee darbe yeroo obbolaan keenyaa Kibbaa fi baha keessatti ajjeefamaa jiran Oromoon kallattii biraa maaf callisaa? callisuu hin qabu jedhee katabeen ture. dubbiin kuni turus,bulus isa kaanirraa sababiin hin geenyef tokkollee waan hin jirreef dafaatii waliif daqqabaa, waliif birmadhaa, gurmuu waliif tahaa.

e) Yaa warra Qawwee diinaa baattanii diinaf ergamaa, gadi qabmaa, tuffatamaa fi ija shakkiitiin eeggamaa jiraattan kaneen milishaa Oromiyaa, poolisii Oromiyaa fi human dafee dhaqqabaa Ooromiyaa ( yoo jiraatef), yaa warra poolisii federaalaa keessa jiraattan, yaa warra raayyaa wayyaanee keessatti akka garbichaa ergamaa jiraattan hireen keesssanis hireedhuma saba keessanii isin itti ergamuudhaan ajjeesaafi ajjeesichaa jirtaniit waan taheef mee murteessaati saba keessan cinaa dhaabbachuun gaheera jedhaa.

Seenaa duubatti deebi’aatii ilaalaa, kan akka #GENERAAL #TAADDASAA_BIRRUU, #DHIBBAALAA_MAAMMOO _MAZAMIR, GENERAAL #DAAWIT_ABDII, KOLONEEL #ALAMUU_QIXXEESSAA fi kanneen biroo yaadadhaa, Bara isaanii keessatti jireenyaa taadhii fi qananii guddoo jiraachaa turan.qananiin saba waliin hin taane qileetti haa badu jedhaniit saba isaanii filatan. saba isaanitiifis hanga affurrii isaanii isheen dhumaa cittutti qabsoo keessatti kufanii dhalootan yaadataman. Baruma asaanaa kanllee taanan kanneen akka #GENERAAL_KAMAAL_GALCHUU fi GENERAAL #HAYILUU_GONFAA faas laalaa mee, jireenya qananii sirna wayyaanee keessatti qaban darbataniit saba isaanii filachuun waan humna isaanii gochaa jiru.

Kana qofaa miti. baruma darbe kanallee gootichi Oromoo kan umriinillee hedduu keessanrra ijoollee fi humna gahaallee hin qabne,kan garuu onnee oromummaa qabu,kan dhiitamuufi ajjeefamuun saba isaa isa gubu,gootichi Qeerrroon Oromoo kan poolisii tahe #MUSXAFAA_HAAJINn diinasaa walirra naqeet gumaa sabaa kaffalee #AJEERRATTI seenaa dhaloonni itiin boonu hojjatee darbe. Kanaafuu atis tokkoon tokkoo kee garaa kee jettee osoo gubattuu diinni sitti hin doorsisiniitii hidhannoo diinatti garagalchiitii saba keef gaachana tahi.
f)Walumaa galatti egere akka sabaattii jiraachuuf, dhuguma biyya sana keessatti hiree ijoollee keessaniis gaarii tolchuuf taanan diduu qofatu fala. sanaan ala Oromoo koo lafarraa duguugamuuf jirtaatii hidhadhuu kahi.
2) Oromoon biyya alaa hoo maal gochuu qabaa?
isan guyyaa Oromoon waan gaaritti jira jedherraan kaasee boru itti fufa. kutaa lammaaffaa keessatti. hardhaaf nagaa keessa turaa!

There are no shortcuts to freedom: Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

There are no shortcuts to freedom: Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

There are no shortcuts to freedom
Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

Throughout my student years at the university, and for a considerable time thereafter, I blamed those in power for not giving us the freedom we deserve not fully understanding that everyone represents own interest.  

For example, the Tigreans fought very hard and came to power and now they have what they wanted. The question is, should the Tigreans give away everything they worked for? Do the rest of us deserve to have something we never worked for?  

We hear the Tigre rulers talking about“Democracy”  but they don’t seem to understand that democracy means is to change the way we think and progress. But the question is, can progression possible without understanding others rights?

I mean, in the world where each group cares more about oneself and less about others, is it possible to build democratic institution?. For example, the Amharic speaking groups shout louder than the rest in order to keep what they already have and get more of the things they don’t deserve.  As a result, now they successfully prevented afaan Oromo from becoming the work language of, let alone of the Ethiopian empire, but even in Oromia’s small towns and cities. The result?  now the OPDO uses Amharic  as work language pushing afaan Oromo back to where it used to be during the Hailesilase and Der eras.  

This means, everyone gets what he/she deserves not what he wishes to have.  In the Oromo case, since we didn’t work very hard to understand what democracy really is, we don’t have it yet. In other words, democracy is something people get by working hard for it and what we have so far is “slavery.”

Of course there are no shortage of those who would tell us that we already have too much.  They say that we already speak afaan Oromo as if we never spoke it in our respective villages growing up.  

The Tigrean rulers often say that they fought difficult wars for 17 years when the OLF leaders were relaxing in European cities.  They say that, as with many other things, it is the action you take that counts or where you stand or what you stand for not what you dream to have what gets you where you want to be. I agree with the TPLF bosses on that because with some things there is nothing more important to do than paying the price; even though it entails inconvenience or sacrifice.

In our case, “Don’t go and listen to this guy speaking because he belongs to warra this warra that, or he belongs to XYZ religion,” we would often say to our clan members.  Or we would say, “We should ask the OLF leaders where our $100 that we donated 20 yeas ago went.”    “let’s be smart,” they would say. “Let’s create our own liberation Front!”

But did we gave too much when we donated $100? Are we just naïve people who would think that $100 is enough to feed, arm, dress and train several thousand liberation fighters?   To simplify this subject, let me suggest that the real question is not how much we should give for our freedom. This notion perhaps can be best understood by subdividing it into two:

How much does freedom require us to give and how much could we give?  It is a paradox that, when we speak of how much must be given or done, we usually speak of getting. Only when we talk in terms of how much can be given, are we really speaking of giving.

A Time of Waiting

I remember what it is like to attend a university in the cold winters of Ukraine.  I remember the pain. I remember staying up all night to prepare for an examination. I vividly recall homework and homesickness, grades and graduation. I remember missing Finfinnee where one birr was enough to have fun at Gebre Tinsa’e cake house located in Birbirssa (Piyassa).  I remember worrying about what to do and what to be after I was done with school. I remember the relief when the books were closed for the last time, and the diplomas were finally awarded to me. I remember thinking that at last I could get on with the real business of working on how to get out of Ukraine.

The university, for me was a time of waiting and therein lies a danger. Everything I do seems pointed to the future. As a student, I was a transient. My heart was often elsewhere. When summer comes, many guys I knew travelled home to sell stuff and make money but I stayed in Kharkov because I didn’t have a start up money to buy and sell. Many African students flew to London or France because, as former colonies, they can enter these countries without visas. When I am proud that my people never been colonized, I wished to have the means to go to these countries and work during summer times. Although that was just a dream, I had to wait until the promise I made to myself finally reigns and I am able to have a home, a place, the job and the country I call mine and and move to the next project of building family of my own.

I took you through my life’s trip to explain that nearly everything in life is rooted in the future.  

Even after I became a college student here in America, I often looked beyond the mark. I lived in inexpensive apartment,  economized on my grocery bills, I walked to school when almost all my roommates drove to class so that the scholarship fund I got would cover all my expenses. I only went to the movies once or twice when they costed less. Because much of what I lived for lied in the future, I often forgot that the real test was never tomorrow but it is always today. I was usually in a hurry to get on with life. Because I was anxious to begin living, I even wished to dropout of school especially when I was unable to submit so many papers to the difficult courses of graduate school. I also tried to avoid hard teachers and to read long books in outline form. I often crammed for examinations. I did all of these things in expectation of better things to come. 

Because there is never enough time, I sometimes developed an attitude which will severely interfered with my progress, not only as students but throughout my life as well.   The confusing thing  was answering questions “How much must I give to get the grade I deserve?”  “How can I master the subject?  What can I learn from school so that I could use it to earn a living in the future?”

One time, I worked at the university book store filled with books with titles such as… How to Make a Killing in Real Estate, How to Make a Million Dollars, How to Sell Anything to Anyone, Shortcuts to Effective Public Speaking, 10 Days to a Better Personality, Calculus Made Easy, etc.

Well, it is easy to forget Euclid’s warning that there is no royal road to geometry or the well-known comment that there is no such thing as a free lunch. 

Little by little, often imperceptibly, our minds become conditioned to getting the things we want with as little effort as possible. We guard our giving, that we may have more time for getting. Many seek grades without effort or athletic attainment without training. I also watch many people on my TV screen when they try to lose weight without dieting the same way we want to be free without being responsible. I also remember my girlfriend’s roommate becoming more concerned with finding the right race than being with the right person. She for sure sounded like our tribal politicians who would vote for the person because the man belongs to his tribe not because he is the right person for the job.

It is not that these things are illegal or immoral, but they do have one thing in common. They all represent, at least in part, an attempt to acquire something of real worth without paying adequate consideration for it. And it is a short leap from these attitudes to others which are more serious. As minds become conditioned to getting things without effort, or with as little effort as possible, it is easy to rationalize that it is a clever thing to secure advantage without paying the price.

Since I started participating in the Oromo struggle for liberation, I have seen so many Oromians anxiously trying to succeed  without sacrifice.  But these individuals failed to understand that if they get things without effort, they would fail to make the hard choices. They fail to exercise their brain power and thereby deprived themselves of the chance to build oneself up. 

There are also those who acquired wealth with little or no effort and hated by the people they took advantage of and that is what we see in the TPLF and OPDO case. Further more, these groups developed an exaggerated view of their own ability and own importance so here they are telling the word that they are the only enlightened people to save Ethiopia from famine, chaos and even move her to first place in the world economically.  The problem is that HaileSilase, Mangistu or Minilik thought that they were  better than they really were and put themselves and their family members in danger.  

As it stands now, the diaspora Oromians want to get something for nothing so they all have become critical of one another and suffer from feelings of patronage, nepotism, luck, influence, or favoritism.  Because some of them are allowed to acquire what they have, jealousy and envy easily entered their lives.

From home front, the OPDO members who got something for nothing developed a delusion of being especially blessed by luck which discouraged them from thinking very hard and do the right thing.  Over-whole, be it is the Amharic speaking so called Ethiopians, the Tigre rulers or the Oromians, we all are trying to get something for nothing at the expense of someone else’s loss. 

Last of all, things cheaply purchased are seldom appreciated. Attitudes which cause us to look for bargains in some areas of life will carry over. We may then come to seek real freedom without cost only to cheapen life altogether as a result.

There is an important lesson here to learn. Somehow, some way, sooner or later, whether we want it that way or not, there are some experiences that all us must have. There are some truths that all must learn. There is a relationship between what we give and what we get. Shortcuts are often hazardous to the important things. There are no shortcuts to freedom. We must learn that freedom has its price and that there can be no exaltation without effort.

Rundassa Asheetee Hundee

Boqqoolloo qotatanii gayee amma asheeta isaa nyaatanii kan hafe muranii gootaraatti galee callaa isaa arganitti wareegaminni kanfalamu otoo safaramee gatiin midhaanii baay’ee qaala’uutu irra ture.

Yeroon barreeffama obboo Rundaasaa dubbisu yeroon maatii qonna gargaaraa ture yaadachuun jalqabe’ Erga waanti obboon Rundasan barreesse kuni ojiin ani yeroo bonaa lafa gogaa asheeta boqqoollotiif qotu gunbulloon gogaan maarashaadhaan lafa keessaa bayu moofara irraan qaarsisee na kufisaa ture , hawwaarri ija na jaamsee’ quulisaa hogan Jilba na luqqisee ojii qonnaa jibbu sana otoon qotee maatii gargaaruu baadhee barachuu hafnaan waantan nyaadhu jiraachuuf wareegamin sun dirqama ta’uu otoon ubachuu baadhe sangoota hiikeen deema ture.’ gaafa bokkaan roobee gunbulloo garagale burkuteessuf keessa deebi’amee qotamee’ gaafa bokkaan jiisee rooobe bulleefame boqqolloon faca’u guyyaa guyyaan waanti ojjatamuu qabu ijaa ojjatameef yoo ta’e qotamuun dirqama karaa qaxxaamuraatiin asheeta nyaachuun akka hin jirre barre jechuu dha?

Ganama hunda barii irriiba dhiisanii ka’uudhaan sangoota cidii kennu sangoota tole jedhanii hin qonne waliin wal’aansoo qabuu fi huminaan qochisiisuu danda’uun suni,

Midhaan faca’e margee akka guddatu ro’oota, jabboota, loon irraa eeguu, rooba keessa haramuu yeroo gaye bineessa guyyaa akkasumas booyyee halkan godoo dhimistuu keessa bulanii eegatanii galchuun abdiidhaan otoo wal irraa hin kutin itti cichabnii kan ojjatan yoo ta’u boqqolloon gayee nyaatamuuf yoo ammana nama dhamaasa ta’e BILISUMMAAN ammam nu dhamaasuuf deemu barreeffaminni Obboo Rundaasaa rakkoon anis argeen akkan walitti hidhee laalu na godhe.

Naminni hundu rakkina garaagaraa dabarseef firii /bu’aa rakkoo sanaa yoo madaale wareegama bilisummaan gaafattu ubatee caala itti qophaayuuf gurmaayuuf nama gargaara. 

Namoonni baay’een $100.00 ofii laalan dhuguma namoonni biraa ammoo warregama lubbuu akka kennan laalanii yoo wal cinaa qaban akka homaa hin gumaachine ubachuu qofa otoo hin taane wal dinqisiifachuif wal kabajuu nama keenya jidduutti uuma.

Obboo Rundasa galatoomi,

Naminni baay’een barreeffama kee irraa waa baratee rakkoo isa mudateefii tattaafii ittiin irra aaneefii wareegama amma uummanni keenya baasaa jiruuf gumacha akkamii gochuu akka qabuuf naamusa akkami horachiun akka irra jiru waan nu barsiisu natti fakkaata.

Xiiqeffannee ojjatuufii garaa walii laafiin jabinaafi wareegama baasuudhaan maaltu akka argamu namuu yoo bare abjoochuun yoo ojiin hin deeggaraminne bu’aa akka hin qabne barannee qophoofna.

Galatoomi

Hundee Jibaat

DIINQA OROMOO: Kutaa 13ffaa: Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa fi BADHAADHAA DHAQQABAA WAARIYOO-Hayyuu Dhaloota Qubee-Keessummaa qophii

DIINQA OROMOO: Kutaa 13ffaa: Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa fi BADHAADHAA DHAQQABAA WAARIYOO-Hayyuu Dhaloota Qubee-Keessummaa qophii

ASTUQAADHAGGEEFFADHAA

BADHAADHAA DHAQQABAA WAARIYOO-Hayyuu Dhaloota Qubee-Keessummaa qophii ‘’DIINQA OROMOO’’

Maqaansaa Badhaadhaa Dhaqqabaa Waariyoo jedhama. Biyya Oromiyaa godina Arsii Lixaa Shaashamannee Ganda Kuyaaraa jedhamtuuttii dhalatee guddate. Dargaggoo ogummaa lama gonfatedha; Ogummaa herregaa/Mathematics fi Seeraa/Law ti. Barumsa Herregaa barsiisuun dhaloota qubee nama qaraa turedha. Manneen barnootaa naannoo Finfinnee marsanii jiran hedduu barsiiseera. Erga barnoota seeraa Yunivarsiitii Finfinnee seenuun abratee boodammoo ogummaa seeraa gadi fageenyaan leenji’eera. Abbaa murtii Godina Baalee ta’eemagaalaa Roobee keessa hojjetaa tureera.

Sadaasa 3 bara 2015 gara Awuropaa biyyaa switzerland magaala Geneva lenjiif dhufee sirnnicha nama nyaataa sana baqatee as cehee jira. Yeroo ammaa kana biyyuma Switzerland hirkattummaa siyasaan gaafatee jira. Akksumasii carraa barnnoota (Scholarship ) biyya Awurooppaa argatee barnootasaa Masters of International commercial law and dispute resolution jedhuun bara kana xumurataa jira. Wolumaagalatti Abbaa murtii nannoo Oromiyaa duraan fi Barataa LLM International commercial law and dispute resolution dhaan qaroo waaqni dhangi’edha jechuun nidanda’ama.

Muuxannoowwn keessa darbe hundaa…haala jiruu biyya keessaa…waan OPDO n itti jirtuufi iccita golasheeti hundarratti mariyanneerra. Waa’ee Oromoo diyaaspooraas gadi fageenyaan ilaalleerra. Walgahiiwwan biyya alaa kana keessa adeemanirrattis iccitaafi duubeesaa mara ija ogummaan ilaalleerra.

Abbootiimurtii Oromiyaafi federaalaa maal gochuu akka qaban ibsa kenneera. Icciti aangoosaaniis maal akka ta’e addeessee jira. Qeerroofi Qarreen biyya keessaa maalitti akka jiraniifi maal gochuu akka qabanillee xiinxalameera. Dinagdeen Oromiyaa eessa akka jirus soqneerra. Dinagdeemoo Bilisummaa kan jedhus gadi fageenyaan ilaalleerra.

DIINQA OROMOO: Qophii Diinqa Oromootiin dhugaan dabe niqajeela; seenaan haqaan qoratama; dhugaan abbaa dhugaatii nideebi’a; hayyoonni Oromoo beekumsa diinqa sammuusaanii keessaa sabasaaniitiif qoodu; waan badaan niqeeqama; waan qajeelaan nijajjabeeffama; dhaloonni haaraan irraa barata; dabaan ittiin qajeelfama. Hayyoonni Oromoo aadaa, seenaa, afaan, falaasama, qorqalbii, dinagdee, takinooloojii, qonnaafi kkf leenjii gaggaarii qabaniifi saba isaaniitiif beekumsa qaban qooduu barbaadan teessoo keenyaa Email: beekanguluma@gmail.com nuquunnama. Dabalataanis marsariitii keenya: www.beekanguluma.org jedhamu keessaa seenuun email’ keessan subscribe’ gochuun dhaamsa barumsaa karaa keen nuhorteessoo isaanii akka nubeeksisan kabajaan gaafanna.

Qopheessaan: Beekan Gulummaa Irranaa
Keessummaan: Badhaadhaa Dhaqqabaa Waariyoo
Ogeessa Takinkaa: Nuuree Sabaa
Bara: Adoolessa, 2017

-ISINTUU NAMARAACHE 
””””””””””””””””””””””””””’

Iccitiikoo baastee
Alagaatti laattee
Alagaa Filattee 
Foon Harmeekee nyaattee
Ilmaan Aayyaa hunda
Shiraan Galafattee
Galtee Lammii gante
Duwwaa na hambistee
Ana maraachite
———-
Iccitii lammiikee
Baastee dhangalaastee
Dhugaa lammii keetii
Qottee kan Awwaalte
Dukkana uwwistee 
Lammii maraachistee
Ofiis Raatessite
********
Anoo hin maraane
Hinjedhiin maraatuu
Atuu jirta Raatuun 
Kan Lammii qalatee
Dhiiga lammii Xuuxu
********
Atuu jirta Gantuu 
Kan lammii qalsiise
Foon lammiisaa nyaatu
Dhiiga lammii keetii
Dhugaa kan jiraatu
———
Joora jiraachuun koo 
Moofaa Uuffachuun koo
Maraatu fakkadhus 
Sirridha sammuun koo
Atuu jirta BOORKON
Kan jiraatu QOONQOOF
*********
Kanaafan siin jedhe
Miti Ani maraatu
Gantuun lammii gante
Lammiitti hindeebitu
Lammii maraachitee
Atoo taate Raatuu

Yaa shumbur qotiyyoo
way booqqisaa loonii 
kan dhuftikee hin oolle 
Na boossisaa hin ooliin!

Warri keenya qotanii 
Garbuufi qamadii galchu
Garaakootu na cite 
Yartuufi dabeessa dhalchuu!

Loon keenya dhibba ta’u 
Malkaa guddaatti yaafna
Dhadhaa gabaatti gannee 
Dhamashee raafnee nyaanna!

Warri qotiyyoo qabu
Xaafii dilbii galfatuu
Kan akka kee goota kana 
Lama qofaa dhalfatuu

Warri ameessa hin elmanne 
Nyaata itittuu dharra’u
Hawwinee boo’aa hin hafnu 
Rabbumti achiin nu haaga’u!

Amma gamootti galle 
Dur manni Keenya gaara
Maaltaate naan jetturee?
Dhiira garaan ni aara!

Isayyuu ijaarradheenii?
Kumaanan kireeffadha
Akkasiinillee hin haftu 
Gaaf tokko nan deeffadha!

Manni isaanii shagarri
Gajjallaa gooda jamoo
Akkasittiin hin hafu
Amma ijaarranna gamoo!

A habit is a routine way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, which tends to occur unconsciously.

For instance, no Oromo intentionally undermines his/her Oromo identity. However, because of the habits we developed over time, we commit common errors on the following words.

Habitually adopted words/attitude Correct words
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1.ShawaaShaggar/Walttajjii Oromia
2.Addis Ababa- Finfinnee
3. Yee Oromo Zeegoch- Lammilee Oromiyaa (Yee Oromiyaa Zeegoch)
4. Lammii Oromoo- Lammiilee Oromiyaa
5. Aruusii –Arsii
6. Lixa, Kaabaa, Kibba Wallagga etc- Use original place names, Najjoo, Gimbii etc
7. Laqamt -Naqamtee
8. Bushooftuu- Bishooftuu
9. Debre-Zeyit-Bishooftuu
10.Lixa Harargee, Baha harargee Baha Oromia..- Galamsoo, Ciroo
11. Ijoollee Shawaa… Wallgaaa- Ijoollee Oromiyaa
12. Makaanisaa- Bakkaniisa
13. Lagahaar Laga –Harree
14. Piyaassaa-Birbirssaa
15. Maallaqa-Qarshii, Horoo, Horii
16. Warra Wallaggaa/warra Shawaa– Use the involved persons name
17. Laaqana/LaanchaOltee
18. Ciree/Breakfast –Bultee
19. Dinar/IraataaIrbaata
20. Gabra-Gurraacha-Garba Gurraacha
21. Mootummaa Itoophiyaa- Bulchiinsa Tigiree
22. Skuula/school- Mana barumsaa
23. Class – Kutaa
24. Girgiddaa-Gorroo
25. Xaariyaa –Baaxii
26. Dalagaa Jiruu-Hojjaa
27. Amataa Waggaa/-Gannaa
28. Copying/ the Habasha journalist accent- Use local Oromo dialect instead
29. Dressing like the European as civilization- It is ok to dress like an Oromo
30. Preaching rumors- Learn the truth before gossiping 
31. Insincerity, shiftiness, arrogance -Have clear stand
32. Acting knowledgeable -Don’t lie about yourself


Rundaasaa Asheetee Hundee

 

SALPHINA OPDO; Kunoo akkas qoosa diinni: THE REAL ENEMY OF FEDERALISM IN ETHIOPIA: OPDO writtenFarah Ahmed Hirsi E-mail:Haayirsuber@gmail.com, March 17, 2017

SALPHINA OPDO; Kunoo akkas qoosa diinni: THE REAL ENEMY OF FEDERALISM IN ETHIOPIA: OPDO writtenFarah Ahmed Hirsi E-mail:Haayirsuber@gmail.com, March 17, 2017

THE REAL ENEMY OF FEDERALISM IN ETHIOPIA: OPDO
writtenFarah Ahmed Hirsi
E-mail:Haayirsuber@gmail.com, March 17, 2017
1. Background
Under previous regimes, Ethiopia was a country ruled by dictators, one after another, running systems of brutal tyranny until the birth of federalism changed everything. This marked the beginning of a new Ethiopia where governments are elected by the people every five years and systems decentralized. The federal system founded on a broad-based constitution approved by the people of Ethiopia, paved the way for the protection of rights individually and collectively and the transformation of Ethiopia from tyranny to democracy and from poverty-stricken image to a fast-growing economy. This led to growing prosperity, thriving development and sharing of economic benefits domestically and the rise of the standing of Ethiopia in the world stage. The illegal uprising in Oromo Region recently, however, were an affront to this and a surprise to all constructively thinking Ethiopians.
Such surprise was real and clearly justified because the politics of reasoning and logic seemed coming to an abrupt end in Ethiopia, only to be replaced by mindless riots and chaos whose central agenda are invisibly set by dark forces, the enemies of federalism. On one side, the stakes were alarmingly high because of the detriment this may potentially do to stability and co-existence in Ethiopia. The same events however were viewed as a source of jubilation for others namely the insane Oromo people’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) and its wicked but weak partner, the so-called Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).
Groups like OLF, insane OPDO and Alshabab solely survive on the blood transfusion and sponsorship of Eretria and more recently that of Egypt. Collectively, they are bent on sowing seeds of hatred among Ethiopians using ethnic, cultural and religious differences as a weapon. While diversity is celebrated by most of us as a source of strength, unity and pride, these groups shun it as a weakness in which they can exploit. However such exploitation can never work unless it finds a host that serves as breeding and operational ground as proven by recent experience in Oromo Region.
Militiamen from the OLF and the insane OPDO are historically known for being faint-hearted and are often overcome by hopeless cowardice in the battlefield. Furthermore, they are unable to resist tough struggle and gorilla survival tactics under conditions of prolonged food shortage, thirst and physical exhaustion. This is due to alarming inability to stay without consuming at least injera three times a day. There is an Amhara proverb, which says that because of the dangers of the snake poison, God has denied legs and biologically gave it too much sleep limiting its mobility. Under normal circumstances, it is said that the snake needs 48 hours of sleep to move less than 100 meters.
In the same breadth, when God saw the high numbers and hostility of the OLF, he has given them two weaknesses: crippling addiction to too much food and cowardice. Therefore, the group and others from the same ethnicity naturally can’t move an hour on foot, without eating two times. It is thus understandable that is this cowardice why Individuals like Jawhar are waging a media war from distances like the United States. Because of these and other factors, the OLF has, for many years, left no mark of influence in the social, political and military life in Ethiopia. This reality has however slightly changed with recent illegal Oromo demonstrations following the spread of ethnic radicalization led by the OPDO and OLF central committee members, allowing them to burry their differences. It was this ideological merger of both political groups that triggered the unrest.
In the light of this newly re-polished unity, the OPDO, a member of EPRDF, effectively kicked OLF’s agenda as a ball into the net, nationally stirring chaos and violence in the country. This is exactly what happened and generated the illegal uprising in Oromo Region.
The lead members of the OPDO include Ato Lemma Magarsa, the OPDO chairman who was previously fired from the military on grounds of alleged rape, his ideological father and members of his team.
A bunch of generals, some still serving in the military and General Baja who is discharged for his corruptive practices like selling ammunition to insurgent groups have curved heavy weight roles for themselves in the OPDO structure.  Back in the days of the derge, all of them served in the military in various ranks. These dergeremnants, though captured and pardoned, have surprisingly never got clean of the derge ideology and practices. Today, they are busy with technically designing and coordinating the Oromo raids in parts of Ethiopian Somali Region and other Regions.
2. Ethiopian Federalism and its enemies
The establishment of the federalism system in Ethiopia came at the heels of a long struggle of Ethiopia’s peoples led by Tigray people’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Amhara National Democratic movement (ANDM). This was adapted through a democratic constitution that guarantees the protection of individual and collective rights of nation’s various ethnic groups and liberated the country from the perils of dictatorship and crippling oppression. Southern nations and nationalities democratic movement (SNNDM) has played a very distinguished and indispensible role in all of this – both in the struggle and transformation phases. More than 25 years later since its establishment, here we are and Ethiopia is at peace with itself and with the rest of the world.  However this comes at a price, earning enemies (e.g. OLF and narrow nationalists from OPDO) for the federalism as rebuke for creating equality and justice for all in a country that has no previous history of both.
Externally, Egypt, Eretria Alshabab and ISIS are the most die-hard enemies of Ethiopia not because we have done anything wrong but because we defend our rights, including the right to use the Blue Nile and that of protecting our borders. Internally, though, there are opposition groups, both armed and otherwise.
Today’s frontrunners of the campaign to destabilize Ethiopia and dismantle the federal system are the Oromo people’s Democratic Party (OPDO) and what increasingly seems like its external wing, the so-called OLF. Both groups are under the same philosophical coaching of the notorious diaspora criminal, Jawhar Mohamed, who has half Egyptian brothers.
Don’t get me wrong here about EPRDF. Despite OPDO’s double face, EPRDF remains the very party behind the historic transformation of our country and cruised Ethiopia into becoming one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The development journey the nation has begun under EPRDF leadership in the early 90s continues to hit new milestones every year and propel Ethiopia towards shared prosperity and through a path of lasting peace and stability.
With the exception of OPDO and OLF political elite, over 80 ethnic groups in Ethiopia, of which some 56 are from SNNPR alone, are unequivocally happy about the unprecedented gains made under federalism and therefore firmly determined to defend the constitution. These various ethnic groups, with different cultures, languages and religion, would make no second guess about protecting the greatest national asset, federalism, the very basis of co-existence, unity, tolerance and equality in today’s Ethiopia.
While narrow mindedness and greed for power are driving some opposition groups into the political wilderness of our nation, sickening ethnic radicalism wishing every harm for the federal system has increasingly defined the OLF and OPDO. Philosophically and practically, both are difficult to distinguish nowadays. For example, Junodin Sado who was the president of Oromo Region for ten years has ruled in the name of OPDO but now claims that he did so in the name of OLF. Surprisingly, he says that the current ruling elite of Oromo Region, including Lemma Megarsa and other insane other OPDO leaders knew this well. Imagine this happening in a time when OLF is banned by law as a terrorist group in Ethiopia.
A Somali metaphor can perhaps give more clarity to the whole agenda of insane OPDO and OLF towards the current federalism in Ethiopia. Assume that the federal system is milk-giving animal and all Ethiopians survive by this. What the insane OPDO and OLF are asking for is the intestines and not the milk. This is a too high price we would not pay unless we want the death of the whole system.
The insane OPDO and OLF have an inherent problem with Ethiopian history, mainly shaped by kings/emperors. These included Hero Kings: like kaleb and Yohanes from Tigray and Twedros and Minilik from Amhara. Irrespective of the differences in their individual achievements and times, it is true that they were Ethiopian heroes not for a particular ethnic group but for the whole nation and were proud Ethiopians.
Since the insane OPDO and OLF do not have such historic figures hailing form their ethnicity, all that they want was to have something that matches with such heroic history of Ethiopian kings. After years of internal, they surprisingly discovered a king of their own called called Abagada. They have probably he was an Ethiopian that had fighting credentials with the Italians but nobody knows that for sure. Even a message from the Ethiopian Telecommunications circulated by Lemma recognizes this strange Abagada king as being recognized in far away places like UNISCO Headquarters. I personally laughed hysterically at this idea. This is why they now talk about constructing statues for their traditional chief to raise their stature to that kings/emperors that ruled Ethiopia in the past.
The Abagada cultural system, practiced in Borana, allows each wife the right to have three husbands sharing her bed. This is locally know as Bussa Gonofa in the Geda culture
OLF and the insane OPDO are the only group that signed agreement with Egypt, to jeopardize the millennium Dam. There are reports linking some prominent former OPDO/OLF members to opening of offices in Egypt recently. Gimbot-7 supporters in Amhara withdraw their support after learning an Egyptian involvement in the illegally staged demonstrations in Ethiopia. This is because they don’t want to see Ethiopian becoming the second Syria and Yemen of Africa like the insane OPDO and OLF wish to see.
In the event of eventual collapse of the federalism in Ethiopia, the insane OPDO and OLF should know one thing in advance: Oromo Region will lose territory they have previously snatched from other Regions and will shrink in size and population. The fact that the Oromo speaking population is many does not mean they all belong to Oromo ethnic group and therefore will stay that way. Many of them belong to other ethnic groups but were put in the same basket with Oromos by the federal system. So there is no point is championing for a cause that will hurt the Oromo nation most.
3. The insane OPDO in a negatively shifting political sand
This writing, in no way, intends to unfairly smear the OPDO nor assumes that all members of the organization should be put in the same basket. It is however to shed light on how the OPDO has been transforming itself towards the wrong direction in recent years. This was manifested through getting rid of its good members, allowing radical individuals, lacking health vision, to rise to its helm. The OPDO consists of a blend of various individuals most of who have no any ideological differences with OLF and other terrorist Oromo groups banned by law and has only ill wishes and intensions for this country. Most of the insane OPDO officials have members that are from Takfir, Wahabi, mulim brotherhood and Khawarij sects.
Since the older generation of OPDO leaders that have started with the birth of the federal system stepped down from the party leadership, the driving wheel of the organization has lost broad-minded personalities that were also proud Ethiopians. Over the years, the shifting political sand of the OPDO leadership was characterized by a slow but constant contest between pro-federal members and anti-federal hardliners. This has later ended up in favor of anti-federal individuals, casting most pro-federal group members out of the system. Strategies that were used to achieve this goal included poisoning of party and regional government leaders (e.g. former president Ato Alemayehu Tomsa) and rogue toppling of prominent visionaries like Mukhtar Kedir and Aster without any formal EPRDF style performance evaluation.
It is no secret that the insane top OPDO leaders did not stop fighting the family of the deceased even after his death. The economic situation of the president’s family deteriorated to a state where children lost access to school and family could not pay utility pills. It was only the intervention of the federal government that these family problems were fixed later.
His widow was angered flowing revelations that Mr. Lemma used the photo of her late husband as phone screen saver. She had no way of understanding this, as Lemma himself was the very person who planned all such misery against her family in the first place. Her late husband was killed after he exposed a corruption case involving many OPDO leaders including Lemma Magarsa, his ideological father and others close to him. Most of the top figures exposed by this were illicitly rewarded with big state contracts and reportedly constructed many in Addis Ababa.
With respect to the toppling of Muktar Kedir and Aster Memo, this was a case that would have made headlines in the absence of cover-up. Knowing that the EPRDF leadership will ask for clarification regarding the process followed, the insane OPDO had threated muktar and Aster and coerced them to openly declare they resigned on their own will, preventing the expected EPRDF intervention. These threats originated from both the insane OPDO and OLF. Knowing that they can kill him like his predecessor, he had no option but to do so. This amounts to silent coup in the face of the law. This has happened in the last insane OPDO party conference in Nazareth. This twisting of the president appointment rules caused the delay of announcing of the illegally elected Lemma Magarsa for three months.
When illegal Oromo demonstrations broke out, houses were burnt to ashes but were only owned by the constructively, pro-federal members of the OPDO and those who were killed belonged to the same group. There are important evidence indicating that no assistance was given to these victims until now by Lemma and his administration. Through these treacherous tactics and internal conspiracies, staunch zealots and warlords like Lemma Magarsa have ended ascending to the top, ready to prey on federalism and the Ethiopian constitution.
This new generation of insane OPDO leaders is distinguished from those in the past by few but important ideological differences. First, they mostly consist of ethno-centered extremists devoid of any pride in being Ethiopian. You ask them who they are in any part of the world and they would tell you that they are Oromos and nothing else. All other ethnicities in Ethiopia would surely not think twice about their pride in being Ethiopians. This is why the insane OPDO is paying the media expenses running Jawhar’s Oromiya media network in the name of government and this is also why Lemma is rewarding huge contracts to very close relatives of Jawhar and the relatives of other OLF leaders. One of the things that EPRDF is not right about is that, despite the federal system allowing the existence of regional states, Oromo was allowed to have a different name, which is Oromia whereas other Regions are named as Tigray Region, Amhara Region, Afar Region, Somali Region and So on. This needs to be answered in the light of existing rules of federalism.
The plan to secure the top job was jointly pushed by the insane OPDO, OLF and other opposition individuals – The unrest was aimed to achieve a number of things securing the premier job, defense ministry and the presidency of the `oromo regional state. They succeeded in number of things including securing the regional presidency and escaping from prosecution.  They did not secure the defence mainly because the generals hailing from the insane OPDO and OLF ethnicity originally rooted from the derge. Thinking that the illegal demonstrations have succeeded, the insane OPDO leadership could not ever agree on their designate for prime minster, splitting themselves between two candidates.
Secondly, most of them behave like warlords and are of the view that throwing their weight about would solve problems with neighbors and the federal government.  A Case in point now remains the Somali Region in which they are making deep incursions on daily basis and fighting in places they have never seen before. Assessing the locations of the fighting remains a sufficient proof that would put the insane OPDO on the offensive and the Somalis pastoralists on the defensive. This new political elite at the helm of Oromo Region is now implementing an agenda to destroy federalism. Civilized dialogue and approach is not the way for them. In the face of this group, any consideration for rights beyond those of OPDO and OLF amounts to a crime.
Thirdly, they are not convinced that the federal system has done any good for them despite plenty of evidences pointing otherwise. They see it as a tool of oppression, undermining the insane OPDO and OLF agenda in Ethiopia. In fact, if federalism collapses, Oromos would be those who suffer most for it. This is due to the fact that the Oromos speaking are many but the real ethnic Oromos are not. Because of the federal system, many non-Oromos who are Oromo speaking were forced by the system to be a part of Oromiya Region without their consent. This includes the Wata, Karrayu, Gujji, Gabra and Xarla ethnic groups. These ethnic groups are estimated to have a population of 15 million or more. This will cause a disintegration of Oromo Region, leading to loss of many Ethnic groups who are a part of Oromo Region today.
4. Current Somali leadership elite
President Abdi Mohamud Omar is a national political figure that undoubtedly left his mark in the history books of the nation. Through his pragmatic leadership style, vision and courage, he made groundbreaking achievements and set milestones in development, good governance, rule of law, public relations and defeating Alshabab, Takfir, Khawarij and Muslim brotherhood militants as well as ONLF terrorists.
From the perspective of the insane OPDO/OLF, the biggest blow to OLF operations and existence in Ethiopia was solely attributed to one thing: cutting the supply lines that used to bring in ammunition and trained militiamen from Eretria and Kenya through the Somali regional state. This made the insane OPDO, OLF and other terrorist cadres at all levels furious as they equated it to weakening the political leverage of the insane OPDO and OLF in Ethiopia. The second point that angered the Oromo political elite from OLF and the insane OPDO was the strong defence that Ethiopian Somali state leadership and people have staged both inside and outside the country in response to the illegal Oromo demonstrations driven by Egypt and Eretria and national and international terrorist groups.
He transformed the Somali regional state of Ethiopia through stabilizing peace and profoundly changing the development landscape in ways and at a speed never seen before by our people. He defended federalism with his whole heart and unwavering belief of the diversity and equality of all Ethiopians and ethnic groups.
The Somali regional state was a safe haven for terrorists like ONLF, Al-Etihad, Alshabab and others just few years back. However, he eventually reversed this to make it one of the most secure and stable areas in the country. He is also the only regional president who openly talked about the devastating political unrest of the insane OPDO/OLF whereas OPDO elements like Lemma systematically pushed the illegal demonstrations from behind. Mr. Lemma Magarsa and his ideological affiliates strongly believe that the top jobs they secured regionally and federally during the riots are incentives they gained through instigating the illegal uprising. Thus, the only plan they have is to continue but is currently constrained by the emergency. This insane OPDO group led by Mr, Lemma Magarsa and those close to him was also instrumental in spreading poisonous hatred against the Tigray ethnicity.
President Abdi promoted the role of women in all aspects of the society, increasing their political representation at parliamentary levels to almost half. He ensured equality between all religions and has done justice for all ethnic groups. So which of the two leadership styles is in favor of ethnic militancy and narrow nationalism?
The Somali Region president fought against spreading the bad ideology of terrorist groups, domestically introducing sweeping reforms and can undoubtedly qualify for noble peace price internationally.
When Mr Lemma rose to the helm of Oromo politics, his first move was to sack all those known for their pro-federalism thinking. He is accused by many in his administration and in the broader Oromo ethnicity as self-centered figure whose thinking falls short of anything but running OLF militiamen. So which of the two qualifies for a visionary leader and a peaceful transformer?
5. Drivers of the land conflict between Oromo and Somali Regions
The overall campaign to destabilize Ethiopia by groups like Alshabab and OLF internally supported by the insane OPDO has met a dead end partly because of the efforts of the Ethiopian federal police, and the Ethiopian Somali people to protect the federal system. This has angered the insane OPDO leadership and its affiliate, OLF, prompting them to launch a tit-for-tat like raids across the border into Somali Region. The timing of the raids is an important indicator of this.
Imposing the emergency situation has been a major hurdle to sustaining illegal demonstrations in the face of heavy police and troop development in many parts of Oromo Region. So the insane OPDO had to do something to remove security forces from Oromo Region. This was the very thinking that staged Oromo raids on pastoral communities as a pretext to move troops to Somali Region. This was done to make the re-ignition of riots cheap and easy.
This is a joint and insane OPDO-OLF and Jawhar operation drawing support from all political groups belonging to same ethnicity. The raids are architected by the radical militants of OLF led by Jawhar and finely executed under the leadership of the insane OPDO. One thing that not many Ethiopians know about Jawhar, the notorious ideological father of the Oromo political elite in the diaspora is that he has half Egyptian brothers.
The insane OPDO central committee elements have never blamed Jawhar and OLF on anything and there reasons to think that the will do so in the future. They never openly protested against Eretria and Egypt as well. This is not a missed agenda by the insane OPDO members but silence is their official response. In the same way, the insane OPDO has not talked about the emergence of many ISIS members in Asmatafari town.  While they have no interest in responding to threats from various sources against Ethiopia, the Oromo regional government communication head, Ato Addisu, has been ordered by Lemma and his ideological father to officially respond to a mere article written in the web page: aiga forum.com. As has been quoted from Addisu himself, he was forced to make such response by the top members of the insane OPDO leadership against his will.
The Takfiri Islamic sect, a radical group that has links with militant actors in the Horn and beyond, also mushroomed in most parts of Oromia but received no attention from Lemma and his cronies. Schools to radicalize children and youth are built in many major urban centers in the Region but with little notice from the administration. Given this soft insane OPDO attitude and tendency to harbor terrorists, Oromo kilil my turn itself into the Abbottabad of Ethiopia. Metaphorically, if Osama bin Laden would have been given the choice of living in Ethiopia, the only safe haven for him could have been the Oromo regional state, already a safe haven for OLF, Wehabis and Takfiri groups.
The only Region that replicated the Tahrir square riots of Muslim brotherhood spring is the Oromo regional state, with the sole purpose of bringing down Ethiopia’s shared federal system.
In front of live TV cameras of the Oromo Television network and in a style that shocked Ethiopia, the Oromo regional lawmakers have, in their conference in Nazareth, openly presented their hostility to Ethiopian nationalities in Somali, Afar, Tigray, Benshangul, Gambela, SNNPR and others. In the end, the conference of lawmakers was concluded with a declaration of war on Somali Region but really with no any sense of shame. In the same event, many have shamefully bragged about the civilian killings they have already caused in some parts of the Somali Region. Implementing the action-points from the lawmakers meeting, the number of raids has quadrupled immediately next day.
Many Oromo groups have changed their names under previous regimes, risking the loss of their lineage identity while Ethiopian Somalis have never done so under any pressure. Instead of caving to the demand of the derge, they have fought hard against it. So I am asking OPDO and OLF leaders this: How on earth can OPDO and OLF think that they can slice away Ethiopian Somali Territory?
The OPDO and OLF leadership need to understand that Fadis, Hirna, Sanwayna, Bardode, Casabod, Gindid, midhaga (midhoged), Bared (Bardalay) and Asma tafari were originally owned by Ethiopian Somalis and need to return to our hands one day. These areas have been taken by force and not through consent with the Ethiopian Somalis.
My message to the Ethiopian Somalis is to say this: every human being needs peace for his own survival. Conflict causing bloodshed is not new to you, as it has defined most of your lives in the past. You surely more peace loving than most people now because you are fed up with conflict and fighting and because you know, more than anyone else, the destruction and desolation that comes with. However, Oromo lawmakers have declared war on you and therefore a conflict is surely imposed on you. So defend yourselves once you are attached in your homes and ensure that your constitutional right for self-defense is protected.
6. Validity of referendum and the way forward
A referendum has to fulfill certain criteria to produce valid results and qualify for mutual acceptance. This starts with a voting process agreed by all concerned and which ensures equal and unhindered access to polling stations and resources by all parties. The so-called referendum held in the border between Somali and Oromo Regions lacked everything to qualify for this.
To begin with, the process was full of irregularities and deviations from the prescribed guidelines. For example, out of the 420 kebeles the sham referendum took place, the vote boxes of 250 of them were found already filled by the insane OPDO/OLF before they were opened for public. The Boxes were not even filled in the same locations but brought from elsewhere. This was done in the broad day light under the backing of insane OPDO/OLF militia, tightly controlling everywhere on their own. In another 50 kebeles, the victory margin reported by the insane OPDO/OLF side ranged from 3 to 10 votes, an outcome not much different from other areas.
In many others, the process was carefully calibrated to ensure a systematic exclusion of the Somalis. The funniest thing in the process was the subsequent forcing of Somali admin representatives to sign results of the abused and manipulated process as valid by the same militia observers, triggering an outrage among the Somalis. Later, the rejection from the Somali Region authorities has not gathered steam as the insane OPDO leadership has undermined local grievances to protect illegitimate referendum gains, using the weight of EPRDF hat.
Secondly, the security conditions that prevailed in most of contested areas were too risky, limiting the voting capacity of Somali communities. Daily killings by terror groups in the streets of main towns has forced most people to stay indoors during the voting hours of the referendum.
Given such serious breaches of voting rules, which were systematically staged across most voting areas at the time, there is no way results could have been valid from a legal pint of view.
7. Poor foresight surrounded the demonstrations
Recent Oromo demonstrations played out in the streets of many cities inherently in ethnic nature, failing to pursue an inclusive political agenda. All we have learned from this was misguided anger of youth directed at other Ethiopian ethnic groups, particularly Tigray. This can’t be in any sense described as a sound and strategic vehicle to address grievances against the federal government.
How can the targeting of specific ethnic groups and astray anger be explained within the context of these illegal demonstrations? To me, the answer lies in referring to the story of prophet Mosas (May peace be upon him) where he protected someone from an attacker one day and did the same in another, but later found himself exposed and accused of killing people recklessly by the same man he protected. Somali people have a saying that contextually fits this story and it goes on like this: Don’t be in the habit of helping nor seeking help from fools, as that will only backfire on you in the end.
TPLF and ANDM have led the struggle that liberated the country from oppression and injustices done to various ethicizes in Ethiopia under previous regimes. This liberation had many facets, including political, economic, social and cultural aspects.
The derge has unbearably enslaved the constructive earlier OPDO and the militant OLF group more than other groups to the extent that they wrote this in the constitution – Do not kill a human even if they are Galla/Qotti groups which they mean ‘do not kill anyone even if he/she is Oromo. From this, we understand the gruesome oppression the Oromos have been subjected to as if they sub-human.
Even traditional names like Galla and Qotti to mean the ‘Oromo’ ethnic group in earlier times, were left behind under federalism. So, the insane OPDO and OLF paid back TPLF and ANDM not with gratitude as the case should have been but with attacks and cheaply smearing of their names as oppressors.
Ethiopia has been known in the Islamic history as the country of peace-loving and just ruler. This is learned from the story of prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) followers who migrated to Ethiopia in the sixth century. The Ethiopian king at the time, Ahmed Najashi, offered profound hospitality to the migrants but it was his just and fair treatment of the followers in the face of hostile Arab tribesmen from quraish that saved the day. This has earned praise and a prayer from the Prophet (PBUM) and Ethiopia is unlikely to fall into the doomsday wishes, as OLF and insane OPDO elements would like it to be. So basically this means that both groups need to spare their breath and energy from igniting a crisis that may consume themselves and others but will never change the course of the country in the end.
The derge has abused all the rights of Ethiopians but the question remains who had rejected the yoke of oppression manifested by killing, rape, looting and loss of political and developmental rights? Was the EPRDF struggle (TPLF/ANDM) started with Lemma Magarsa and his ideological affiliates or their organizations OPDO/OLF or the insane OPDO generals who were captured from the derge? Let me leave the answer to Mr. Lemma and his supporters from the insane OPDO.
The EPRDF struggle that produced victory was started by over 11 youth from Tigray in Dedebit. These political leaders complemented by two key military figures made history in the liberation struggle. The struggle that started with such few-numbered people, mobilized all the people of Tigray, guided them politically, militarily through good public relations and earned their hearts and trust. Likewise, officials from ANDM have participated the struggle decisively under the leadership of ANDM prominent leaders.
This struggle has caused the demise of the derge and produced fruitful results – federalism and strong constitution. So more than 200,000 from Tigray and Amhara each have died to liberate the Oromo from their early bad name given to them by former regimes (i.e. Galla and Qotti). This deserves OLF, OPDO, Jowhar and others’ respect to TPLF and not insults. It is known that the OPDO was established after 1983 EC with the military officials captured from the derge and OLF.
On the other hand, the OLF and the insane OPDO strongly believe that their existence is contingent upon the existence of conflict between TPLF and ANDM. So whenever a conflict emerges between the two, the OPDO and its militant wing try to exploit and exaggerate the problem using friends on both sides.
A real and serious clash between TPLF and ANDM can cause a high impact and destructive shockwaves that may virtually threaten the existence of Ethiopia. This would be so as they are the stability pillars and field battle heroes in the liberation struggle. OPDO has joined the liberation fight in the 11th hour (Ginbot 25 1983 E.C.) and therefore has little to call influence. While TPLF has lost more than 200,000 people through injuries and deaths during the struggle, the OPDO hasn’t sacrificed anything even a mere goat. So it is unfortunate that OPDO leaders fail to appreciate all this and align their agenda in that regard. So my message to OPDO and OLF leaders is this: if your intention is to spill blood for nothing as it seems, you are already doing that in Somali Region in the name of territorial expansion – isn’t this enough? So there is no point in holding the federal system as a hostage to you, thereby affecting everyone and derailing progress forward.
According to viable sources of information, the insane OPDO and OLF have relations with Egypt. Most of the investment in Oromia Region, including industrial zones, is in the hands of Egyptians companies. It was also revealed that the Egyptian individuals who were funning the flames of the illegal demonstrates have projects in Oromo Region. This indicates the ominous connection between the two sides.
The management of foreign affairs of Ethiopia was previously in the hands of TPLF and SNNDM, creating a great image for Ethiopia domestically and internationally. When the insane OPDO moved into the steering wheel of the foreign affairs ministry, things have fallen a part, greatly risking the loss of diplomatic assets Ethiopia has in the Horn and beyond.  For example, South Sudan and Sudan which had historic and strategic ties with Ethiopia, were left out in the cold by the new leadership from OPDO/OLF. This empowered countries like Egypt, which are sworn enemies of Ethiopia’s development and growth. The closeness of such relations can be learned from the way the current foreign minster of Ethiopia and the Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia greet each other.
All these pitfalls have triggered an intervention to rescue these diplomatic relationships, which were nearly lost to Egypt. The policy of Egypt has become emboldened since the insane OPDO took the helm of foreign affairs. The president of Egypt is making frantic efforts to secure strong alliance from countries surrounding Ethiopia. We will talk about this in a detailed manner in an upcoming article that will be presented evidences to strengthen this case).
8. Conclusion
Protection of federalism in Ethiopia requires the support and persistence of all ethnic groups, with a lead role from Tigray, Amhara and Southern peoples. Therefore, I strongly urge these three Regions to sustain harmony among themselves and with the rest of Ethiopia and continue propelling this nation forward and towards never ceasing prosperity. The unity of all Ethiopian peoples and that of EPRDF leadership are critically important for the continuation of thriving federalism.
Under the close supervision of EPRDF members, the political spirit of the insane OPDO needs hospitalization. This has to take the form of implementing rigorous reforms that cleanse the organization of its anti-federalism ideology and unhealthy sentiments towards other ethnic groups. The Oromo political elite needs to bravely face existing realities and acknowledge it has nothing to gain from the collapse of the federal system. The group has to test waters and do some soul searching before taking a dive into aimless demonstrations that would hurt Oromos most. The OPDO should warn the Oromo people against jumping into a political wagon they don’t know its destination and who is in the driving seat like the last demonstrations. To have your place in Ethiopia in the future starts with and is contingent upon constructive and inclusive thinking, giving space to all Ethiopians.
The OPDO needs to strive for what is best for everyone: living in peace with its neighbors and abandoning belligerent tendencies that are sowing the seeds of conflict and providing bedrock for clashes with other Regions. In the end, OPDO can’t make Oromo kililgreater by snatching territory from other Regions, smearing the image of liberation leaders and self-wish thinking to replace our common name ‘Ethiopia’ with Oromo Region. Ethiopia is bigger than Oromo nationality and is owned by and sufficient for all nationalities. This and the fact that we are only one family of various nations and nationalities have to be the basis of our collective survival and co-existence as Ethiopians and tolerance towards each other.
The Ethiopian Somali people have a great pride in the federal constitution and in Ethiopianism and they will defend this at any cost.
Finally, my warning to all Ethiopians is this: Ethiopia is our nation that survived difficulties in the past. No matter where we go from here; one thing we can never afford is to destroy the very foundation of our collective survival, unity and peaceful co-existence – Federalism. Collapse of the federal system will surely open the floodgates to irreversible desolation and a dark chapter in Ethiopian history.

Long live Ethiopia, long live federalism
Farah Ahmed Hirsi
E-mail:Haayirsuber@gmail.com
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article only represent the views of the author and not that of anyone else

Why the Oromians are Useful Idiots Rundassa Asheetee :Just three weeks ago, professor Efrem Isaq brought together a group of Jaarsummaa team consists of 9 abba Gadaas, several Amharas, Affars, Southern people.  

Why the Oromians are Useful Idiots Rundassa Asheetee :Just three weeks ago, professor Efrem Isaq brought together a group of Jaarsummaa team consists of 9 abba Gadaas, several Amharas, Affars, Southern people.  

Why the Oromians are Useful Idiots
Rundassa Asheetee 

 Just three weeks ago, professor Efrem Isaq brought together a group of Jaarsummaa team consists of 9 abba Gadaas, several Amharas, Affars, Southern people.  

According to the news from the Amhara sources, only the Oromo Jaarsaas apologized to the Walayitta prime minister and to the Tigre generals saying that they are so sorry for not be able control the Oromo youth who destroyed the Tigre business.   While our useful idiots kept apologizing for the mistakes they said  was done by the Oromo youth, the Amhara Jaarsaas insisted that the TPLF should compensate them for killing the Amhara youth.

Obviously, what the so called abba Gadaas did was nothing but a reflection of the general picture we’ve watched on the Tigre TV screens when the abba Gadaa of Booranaa bowed down to the Walayittaa prime minister, his rotten mouth almost kissing the Walayitaa man’s shoes.  The abba Gadaa of Boorana is not alone. In the past, general Waaqoo Guutuu did the same thing when he almost kissed gen. Jaagama Keello’s that stunk like the dead corpse of Ethiopia. 

Of  course we all are “useful idiot” because we never get tired of serving others interests.  like any useful idiots, we are unaware how we have being used. Hence, the Abba gadaas, prof. Efrem, Bal’inaa Sarka, Tolasaa, Gammachis Buubaa etc are not by no means the only useful idiot in Oromo history. 

This Habasha dominated today’s Ethiopia would have never been built without a lot of help from tens of thousand Oromo useful idiots, be they are from Shaggar, Maccaa, Arsii or from Bareentummaa Oromo clans.  Minilik’s Oromo foot soldiers, military advisors such as Qusee Dinagdee or men like Magarsa( Abuna Peexiroo), Xilahun Gasasa, Xagaayee Qaweessaa, the Hailesilase era politician balanbaraas, Giraazmaach, Dajaazmaach, Ras, generals, regular soldiers, news media podcasters such as Lu’ulseged Kumsa, Tizita Balachoo and writers such as Abbee Gubbanyaa, Ba’aluu Girmaa etc are all useful idiots of their times.  These men hated themselves but loved their rulers just like the African American slaves did back in the days.

Today, tens of thousands of Oromo youth are killed and their dead body is thrown away by the OPDO agents and by those who call themselves, Dehninet.  Majority of these killers are the Oromos who work for the TPLF intelligence apparatus. Ebisa Aunyaa, Yonatan Isaq, Dararaa Kafanii and other tens of thousands young men and woman are killed since the Tigre tribe came to power.  Since then, we have lost tens of thousands bright young men and woman and all of them were killed by these Oromo idiots.    It is in this manner that Ethiopia, the highly partisan institution was built, of course, with white man’s trategic advise to Minilik, Hailesilase, Mangustu, and now to the Tigreans.

This is the missing point that we continue to deny because we do not wan to admit that we all are useful idiots one way or the other.  True, very few have tried to  subvert Ethiopianism while there are tens of thousands who are willing to be F—ed by foreign powers and  by these rogue domestic white man’s agents, the Habashas who claim to be white themselves.  

Today,  the  C.I.A. is running the Agaazii army thanks to the Muslim Oromos who were tactically encouraged by the TPLF intelligence services to rise against the Tigre tribe that claims a 3000 years Christian heritage. When the Muslim Oromos started chanting “Let our voices be heard” slogan and declared to build islamic state, the Tigre tribe told their white bosses that the Oromo Muslims are going to bring down their so called “Christen Island, Ethiopia!” 

Of course, Jawar Mohamed’s rhetoric that we would cut a throat with machete if messed with also led to 250,000 Habashas sign a petition which was submitted to the state department of America.  Mr. Obama saw that and declared that the christen Tigreans must stay inpower at any cost so he declared that the TPLF is a democratically elected government of Ethiopia.  To begin with, that was the reason why the white man intervened on behalf of the TPLF.  

Naive men such as  Dr. Marara Gudina and Baqalaa Garbaa were also used as useful idiots being fooled by western countries intelligence services that it is possible to work in alignment with white nationalists around the world and bring democracy to empire Ethiopia and yet the westerners never forgotten that, as an Oromo, their backgrounds would link them to a perceived majority Muslim.  This is the truth we all impugn and blaming our rivals while each of us are part of the process of building empire Ethiopia as all useful idiots do.

Let alone Oromo political groups and parties, even the medias that are supposed to be independent reflect the ideology of  the Ethiopian empire by echoing what they call the norms of a democratic institution, which the Tigre puppet, the OPDO, sloganeering when they rapes the oromo woman and kills little kids as old as 5. 

We often think that only uneducated people can be used as useful idiots not knowing even well educated men such as professor Efrem Isaq serves the TPLF even when he is unsuccessful with everything he had tried so far.  He tried to disarm the OLF by bring everyone home in the past and now he brought the so called Jaarsummaa team that bowed down to the Walayitta man and begged for redemption.  

In this kind of situation, I can only dream to see us refrain from taking our useful idiocy to the next level.

Rundassa Asheetee Hundee ti

Keello’s Ethiopianist foot.  What we learn about ourselves in general is that the Abba gadaas, prof. Efrem, Bal’inaa Sarka,  Tolasaa, Gammachis Buubaa etc are not by no means the only useful idiot in Oromo history. http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/amharic

Keello’s Ethiopianist foot.   What we learn about ourselves in general is that the Abba gadaas, prof. Efrem, Bal’inaa Sarka,  Tolasaa, Gammachis Buubaa etc are not by no means the only useful idiot in Oromo history. http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/amharic

http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/amharic

I found the interview to be useful for three different reasons. 

Firstly, the story clarifies the foundation of the Eritrean politics.  That means, it shows that Isayas Afawarqii is the hearts and the soul that made todays Eritrea and where Eritrea will go forward going.

Secondly, the interview reveals how useful those none Oromo individuals born in Oromia can be to Eritrea, to the Tigreans and to the Amharic speaking people when it comes to fighting the Oromo people.

Thirdly,  the interview explains the story of pre and post Eritrean liberation movement. 

Although the purpose of the interview may be intended to fuel the ongoing Facebook divisive propaganda started by the TPLF spying apparatus that is working very hard to divided the Oromo people along local, region, religion and clan lines, we know that Eritrea had it’s own propaganda media broadcasted in Amharic and in afaan Oromo before Eritrea was liberated and after that.

Looking into the politics of the Amharic speaking and Tigre tribes, we realize that these tribes clearly understand that there will be no economy, no human resources to take advantage of, and there will be no good life in general without Oromia.  It is like without the blackhole, there would be no galaxies, no sun, no moon, no stars, no earth, and none of the things this earth can produce. 

When it comes to us the Oromians, I would say that we are “useful idiot” who never get tired of serving others interests.  May be, some useful idiots are unaware how they’re being used. Just three weeks ago, professor Efrem Isaq put together a group of Jaarsummaa team consists of 9 abba Gadaas, several Amharas, Affars, Southern people.  According to the news from Amhara sources, only the Oromo Jaarsaas kept apologizing to the Walayitta prime minister and to the Tigre generals saying that they are so sorry for not be able control the Oromo youth who destroyed the Tigre resources.   While the useful idiots of Oromia keep apologizing for the mistakes that they said the Oromo youth committed, the Amhara Jaarsaas insisted that the TPLF should compensate them for killing the Amhara youth.

What the Oromo so called abba Gadaas did was reflect the general picture we’ve watched on the Tigre TV screen when the abba Gadaa of Booranaa bowed down to the Walayittaa prime minister, his rotten mouth almost kissing the Walayitaa man’s shoes.  In the past, general Waaqoo Guutuu did the same thing when he almost kissed gen. Jaagama Keello’s Ethiopianist foot. 

What we learn about ourselves in general is that the Abba gadaas, prof. Efrem, Bal’inaa Sarka,  Tolasaa, Gammachis Buubaa etc are not by no means the only useful idiot in Oromo history. 

This Habasha dominated today’s Ethiopia would have never been built without a lot of help from tens of thousands useful idiots, be they are from Shaggar, Maccaa, Arsii or Bareentummaa Oromo clans.  Let’s think of Minilik’s Oromo foot soldiers, military advisors such as Qusee Dinagdee or men like Magarsa( Abuna Peexiroo), Xilahun Gasasa, Xagaayee Qaweessaa, the Hailesilase era politician balanbaraas, Giraazmaach, Dajaazmaach, Ras, generals, regular soldiers, news media podcasters such as Lu’ulseged Kumsa, Tizita Balachoo and writers such as Abbee Gubbanyaa, Ba’aluu Girmaa etc.

I’m not talking about some kind of wild conspiracy theory here!.   Today, tens of thousands of Oromo youth are killed and their dead body is thrown away by the OPDO agents and by those who call themselves, Dehninet.  Majority of these killers are the Oromos who work for the TPLF intelligence apparatus. Ebisa Aunyaa, Yonatan Isaq, Dararaa Kafanii and other tens of thousands young men and woman are killed since the Tigre tribe came to power.  Since then, we have lost tens of thousands bright young men and woman and all of them were killed by these Oromo idiots.    It is in this manner that Ethiopia, the highly partisan institution was built, of course, with white man’s trategic advise to Minilik, Hailesilase, Mangustu, and now to the Tigreans.

This is the missing point that we continue to deny because we do not wan to admit that we all are useful idiots on way or the other.  What is true is that, there only very few who try to  subvert Ethiopianism while there are tens of thousands who are willing to be F—ed by foreign powers and  by these rogue domestic white man’s agents, the Habashas who claim to be white themselves.  

What is clear is that the  C.I.A. is running the Agaazii army thanks to the Muslim Oromos who were tactically encouraged by the TPLF intelligence services to rise against the Chritan Tigre tribe that claims a 3000 years Christian heritage. When the Muslim Oromos started chanting “Let our voices be heard” slogan and declared to build islamic state, the Tigre tribe told their white bosses that the Oromo Muslims are going to bring down their so called “Christen Island, Ethiopia!” 

Of course, Jawar Mohamed’s rhetoric that we would cut a throat with machete if messed with also led to 250,000 Habashas to sign a petition which was submitted to the state department of America.  Mr. Obama saw that and declared that the christen Tigreans must stay inpower at any cost so he declared that the TPLF is a democratically elected government of Ethiopia.  To begin with, that was the reason why the white man intervened on behalf of the TPLF.  

Naive men such as  Dr. Marara Gudina, Baqalaa Garbaa were used as useful idiots being fooled by western countries intelligence services that is working in alignment with white nationalists around the world would bring them to power but the western never forgot that these men are Oromos, whose background would link them to a perceived majority Muslim.  Now we  impugn this reality and blaming our rivals while each of us are part of the process of building empire Ethiopia as all useful idiots do.

Let alone Oromo political groups and parties, even the medias that are supposed to be independent reflect the ideology of  the Ethiopian empire by echoing what they call the norms of a democratic institution, which the Tigre puppet, the OPDO sloganeering when they rapes the oromo woman and kills little kids as old as 5. 

We often think that only uneducated people can be labeled as useful idiots not knowing even well educated men such as professor Efrem Isaq serves the TPLF even when he is unsuccessful with everything he had tried so far.  He tried to disarm the OLF by bring everyone home in the past and now he brought the so called Jaarsummaa team that bowed down to the Walayitta man and begged for redemption.  

In this kind of situation, I can only dream to see us refrain from taking our useful idiocy to the next level.

Rundassa Asheetee Hundee ti

Gaaddisa guddaa gaaddisaa xiqqoo jalatti suntuursuuf yaaluun sirrii miti: Gaaddisti ofiifuu gaaddissa, Gaaddisa biraa jala galuun issa hin barbaachisu !!!

Gaaddisa guddaa gaaddisaa xiqqoo jalatti suntuursuuf yaaluun sirrii miti: Gaaddisti ofiifuu gaaddissa, Gaaddisa biraa jala galuun issa hin barbaachisu !!!

Gaaddisti ofiifuu gaaddissa, Gaaddisa biraa jala galuun issa hin barbaachisu !!!

Tesfyae Kenna


Seenaa Qabsoo bilisummaa fi Jaarmaaiyaa hawaasummaa Oromoo keessatti waldaa Maccaa Tuulamaa bakka guddaa qabaachuu qofa otoo hin taane Gaaddisa guddaa ka’umsa waan Oromoon qabu hundaati. Waldaa Macaa Tuulamaa Oromoota Hundaaf qabeenya waloo fi hara hundaa malee gartokkaayaa qaama ykn warra tokko qofaa waliin dhaabbatuu miti. Kun hubatamnaan keessumaa haala Oromoon biyya alaa kun bakkayyuttuu wal-qoodee garee gareedhaan waa ijaarsaan ko’oommachaa jiru keessaa maqaan Waldaa MT makachuun dhoowwaa tahuu qaba. Hin ta’inii yoo didee ta;e Barcumni issaa barcuma waltajjii araaraa waldiddaa qomoowwanii ykn gareewwanii oromootaa furuuf qofa ooluu qaba.

Waldaa Maccaa Tuulamaa inni haadhoon biyya keessaa dhiibbaa garee biyya keenya dhuunfatee jiruutin hujiirraa dhoowwamee akka cufaatti jiru beekkamaa waan taheef waldaa MT amma irraa dubbannu Issa 2010-11 maqaa WMT USA jedhamuun hundaa’e akka ta’e namuu hin hubata jennee abdanna.

Hundeeffanni WMT USA seenaa duubbee irraa ka’e qaba. Innis Damee WMT Georgia fi naannoo ishee kan bara 2007 Atlantatti hundaayee 2008 yaa’ii duraa MNti 2009 yaa’ii laammataa Atlaantaatti 2010 yaa’ii sadaffaa DCti qabaateen bu’ureeffamuu WMT USAf sababa ta’etu duubbee seenaa issaati.

Kaayyoon Damee waldaa MT Georgia fi naannoo ishee kaayyoo ganamaa waldaa Macaa Tuulamaa ittiin ka’e bakkaan gahuuf yaalii godhamu keesatti qooda uummata keenya biyya alaa qideessuun akka dandahuuf ture. Kunis beekkumsaa fi Aangoo guutuu WMT issa haadhoo biyya keessaa jalatti qofa akka tahu seerri bu’ura damee kanaaf qophaahee Waldaa haadhoo biyya keessaaf dhiyaatee gorsaa seeraa fi Itti aanaa prezeaantii Waldichaa Obboo Baqqalaa nadhiin biyyoon itti haa salphattuu akka seera tahee ittiin ojjatamu mirkanaa’e hin muldhisa. Dameen kun damee yaroo duraaf seera waldichaa ordofee waraqaa ragaa waldaa haadhoo irraa argateen biyya alaa keessatti hundaa’e ta’uunis beekkamaa dha.

Akkasumas qindeessummaa Dr Mardaasaa Aaddisuutin CA keessatti boodarra Dameen biraa Hundaa’ee turuunis waan dagatamuu miti. Dameewwan kana lachuu dachaasuun WMT USA hundeessuuf Murtii Ta’een hujiin dameewwan kanaa duubatti dhiifamee Issa USAtti dhormame. Dr Mardaasaanis Barreessaa Boordii WT USA issa duraa ture. Mariin gaafa tokkoolleen seenaa duubbee dhimma tokkoo tahuun karaadha jennee waan amannuuf kan kuni mufachiisu ykn mormii itti huumuuf jiraatu hin jira jennee hin yaadnu.

Bu’urri WMT USAs kana duubbee godhatee waan hundaa’eef amma quba irraa qabnutti yaada kanaan addaa qabaata jennee hin shakkinu. Sababni barruu kanaa Hundeeffamuu Giloobaal gumii Gaayyoo /GGO/ qindeessuu keessaa qabu jedhamanii qaamolee tarreeffaman keessatti gaffii deebiiwwan gaggeeffaman keessatti xuqamuu issaati.

Ammaaf waanti gaafannu ijoowwan murteessoo lama qofa

1 Diinatu uggure malee Oromoo dhaaf Waldaan Maccaa Tuulamaa Inni haadhoon biyya keessaa ammayyuu jira, gara fuul-duraas hin jiraata. Kanaaf ala kanatti WMT USA malee maqaan waldaa Maccaa Tuulama jedhu hin jiru. Kanaaf namuu yoo WMT USA bakka bu’ee dubbatu WMT USA malee Waldaa Maccaa Tuulamaa jechuu irraa akka ofqusatu.

2 Gaaddisa guddicha Oromoo hundaaf waloo maqaa WMT gaaddisoota gareewwan ykn qaamawwan kamiinuu huumaman biro jalatti sutuuf yaaliin akka hin godhamne, GGOnis tarree maqaalee ofjalatti tarreessee keessaa baasee baasuu issaa hifatti keessumaa karaa sabaa himaalee kana dura gargaaramee gareewwan GGO hundeessuu keessaa qooda qaban ittiin ibserratti akka beeksisu, Boordiin WMT USA kan kana dura ta’e akka sirreessu gara fuulduraa dogoggorri faakkaataan akka hin raawwanne tika barbaachisu akka godhu kabajaa maqaa Waldaa misoomaa Maccaa Tuulamaatin gaafanna.

TTQ