Archive | October, 2015


Deepening Cultural Integration among the Cushitic Peoples in Ethiopia

By: Wolassa L. Kumo 1. Introduction Culture can be defined as the totality of thought processes, experiences and behaviour that bind certain groups of people together. Cultures are guided by certain value systems, norms and rules. Societies that conform to a particular value system, norms and rules often constitute a particular cultural identity. Human societies […]

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Former chief of staff of the Sudanese army and current interior minister Esmat Abdel-Rahman (SUNA)

16 Sudanese killed by Ethiopian gangs in El-Gadaref state: minister

KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) – Around 16 Sudanese people have been killed in an attack by Ethiopian armed groups on the joint border, a Sudanese official said on Wednesday. Repeated clashes have been erupted on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border between the ’’Shifta’’ Ethiopian armed groups and the local Sudanese farmers during the recent weeks. Sudan and Ethiopia […]

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ኦሮሞነትን የፈራ ኢትዮጵያዊነት እንዴት የጋራ ማንነት ይገነባል?

(Oromedia) — ይድረስ የአንድነት ደጋፊ ነን ባይ የጠባብ ኢትዮጵያዊነት ልክፍተኞች ስለአንድ ኢትዮጵያ ሰባኪዎች እኔ የብሄር ብሄረሰብ ጥላቻ የለብኝም። ከማንኛውም ብሄር ሀይማኖት ለሀገሩ ትልቅ መስዋዕት የከፈለ ለኔ ጀግና ነው። ሆኖም ግን አንድ ግለሰብ የኦሮሞ መገለጫ የሆነን ነገር ሲጠቀም ስለምን ያወግዙትና የጥላቻ ስድቦች ይሰነዝሩበታል? ኦሮሞነትን የፈራ ኢትዮጵያዊነት እንዴት ነው የጋራ ማንነት የገነባች ሁሉም የእኔ እማማ ኢትዮጵያ ብሎ […]

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The ordeal of refugess stranded on a boat in the Mediterranean

The ordeal of refugees stranded on a boat in the Mediterranean

Geneva, (ICMC) – Abu Kurke Kabeto is a young man from the Oromo region of Ethiopia. He currently lives in the Netherlands with his wife and his two years-old child. When you look at him, the first thing that immediately strikes you is his friendly smile and his positive attitude. You would never imagine what he […]

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Hailemariam Desalegn finally wants to keep the Liyu Police in place, as a coalition of political and armed opposition movements is building up in the region.

ION | October 29, 2015 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn went discreetly to Sitti Province in the Somali National Regional State (SNRS) on 14 October to reassure the local authorities that he would maintain Liyu Police in place. In September the PM had wanted to have this force dissolved (ION 1412), but he was finally swayed […]

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‘Kan Nageenya Didee Humna Waraanaa fi Qawwee Filate Motummaa dha’ Jedhu Hayyu-dureen ABO

Namoo Daandii WASHINGTON DC (VOA Afaan Oromoo) —Muummichi-ministaraa Itiiyoophiyaa Obbo Hayile-maariyaam Dessaaleyi, Wixata, Onkoloolessa 27 Mana-maree Bakka-bu’ootaa Itiyoophiyaatti gaaffiilee miseensota irraa dhihaataniif  dhaabota mormitootaa “humnaan mootummaa gargalchuuf hojjetaa jiru” jedhan ilaalchisee ennaa dubbatan, “qabsoo hidhannootiin mootummaa garagalchuu yaaluun, waan faayidaa qabu miti” jechuun, gara karaa nagaatti deebi’an gaafachuun isaanii ni yaadatama. Dhaabota Obbo Haiyle Mariyaam […]

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The Oromo Concept of Reality or Dhugaa-Ganama

By Yoseph Mulugeta Baba (Ph.D.)* Part IV In my previous article, Part III, I tried to elucidate the way in which the Oromo’ understanding and interpretation of Reality (i.e., Uuma, Waaqa, Ayyaanaa) has eventually led to pluralistic interpretations of the universe. In so doing, I clearly indicated how the Oromo have adopted and developed a […]

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Ummatii Raayyaa Tigraay jiraata

Jaarroleen Raayyaa ammallee Afaanuma Oromo dubbatan, “Arsii Baalee dhufne jedhan abbaa isaanii 13 gaafadhee seenaa isaanii katabe”

Soraa Halakee (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Oromoon Rayyaa damee Oromoo Oromiyaa irraa fagaattee naannoo Tigraay keessa qubattu. Akkamitti garas dhufan, yoom dhufanii fi bara hagamiin duratti achi gahaiin woma egerii wal gaafachaa wal iraa barachaa yaanu. Jireenna Raayyaa Oromoo namuma hedduutti barreesse. Weellistuun Oromoo Saliyaa Saamii jireennaa Oromoo Raayyaa irratti fiilmii tokko qopheessuuf hujiitti jirti […]

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Press Release, Declaration, Signing & Public Meeting on the Establishment of PAFD

UNPO Welcomes the Founding of Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD)

Brussels (UNPO) – The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the founding of the Peoples Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (PAFD), established on 23 October 2015. This unprecedented political alliance between the peoples of Ethiopia is the result of a two-day meeting held in Oslo, Norway, between delegates of the Ogaden National Liberation Front […]

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UNHCR’s deviant behavior in Yemen -Will Donors Put Pressure on UN to do the right thing?

The Yemen United Nations Refugee Agency and a number of its partner NGOs are humiliating Eastern African refugees from Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia’s Ogaden and Oromia region. On Tuesday, The UNHCR special guards and its receptionist Amir Kamil harassed several females that went to the Agency’s Office to raise their issues with the UNHCR staff […]

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