Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Foremer Ethiopian President Gidada admist guilt and wants to be accountable.

Re: Inciting hatred without absolution- Negaso Gidada volunteers and Accepts Guilt and Wants to be Punished or to be accountable as he put it....

This a very interesting story unfolding in Minnesota. The former President claims there was a lot of injustice done to Ethiopia under his watch and wants to be accountable if Ethiopia decides to charge the case.

Will the current Ethiopian Government Charge Negaso Gidada based on his own admission. Will this be an issue at the next meeting of Ethiopian Parliament.

This is a very good and interesting development, accpeting responsiblity for crimes committed under ones watch. Is he really saying he is reponsible or trying to pass the buck off and yet point fingers at others.

Please read the following interesting "Ethiopian parliamentarian summer brake activities,.....

Twin Cities Planet, Minnesota

Posted: Sat, 07/28/2007

Plight of ethnic groups in Ethiopia discussed at U

By Abdi Aynte , Minnesota Monitor

15,000 Oromo in Minnesota include many victims of
torture, persecution.

Seldom does a former head of state express remorse
about crimes committed under his watch, but that's
exactly what Dr. Negasso Gidada, the former president
of Ethiopia, told more than 100 people Thursday
evening at the University of Minnesota.

Speaking at the Oromo second annual international
human rights conference, Gidada said he's "ready to be
accountable for crimes I committed … and those
committed by the Ethiopian government" during his

Most of the people in attendance were Oromo, the
largest of Ethiopia's 86 ethnic groups. Gidada also is
an Oromo, but the current regime is dominated by a
minority ethnic group called the Tigre. He held the
largely ceremonial post of president between 1995 and

Now an opposition member in the Ethiopian parliament,
Gidada admitted that the "rule of law was enforced
brutally" while he was president. But he reiterated
that he couldn't stop most of those crimes, because
the power lied with the Tigre prime minister.

More than 15,000 Oromo refugees, the largest anywhere
in the country, live in Minnesota, according to the
Oromo-American Citizenship Council, which helped
organize the event.

The State Department's human rights index ranks
Ethiopia, a close U.S. ally in the war on terror, as
one of the worst human rights violators in the world.
Oromo-Americans said they are particularly
disappointed with how the United States turned its
back on the protection of human rights in their

Ethiopia is already fighting a proxy war for the U.S.
in Somalia, said Professor Abdi Samatar, a panelist
who teaches geography and global studies at the
University of Minnesota.

"With blessings from Washington, the Ethiopian
military killed thousands in Somalia since January,
displaced 450,000 and destroyed one-third of
Mogadishu's infrastructure," said Samatar, who studied
Ethiopia closely as a Fulbright scholar seven years

A study by the Minneapolis-based Center for Victims of
Torture found in 2004 that 69 percent of all Oromo men
and 37 percent of women in Minnesota were victims of
torture -- one of the highest percentages among
refugees in the state.

`Color of your passport matters'

Minnesota is also home to the largest Anuak ethnic
population in the United States. When Ethiopian
soldiers were in the middle of killing more than 400
Anuak people in three days in 2003, Obang Metho,
executive director of the Anuak Justice Council,
called the U.S. State Department.

According to Metho, who also spoke at the event, the
woman who answered his 1 a.m. call told him: "'People
are killed over there all the time,'" and the phone
went dead. Metho, who now lives in Canada, called back
five minutes later. The woman chided him but before
she could take her next breath, he interjected that
U.S. citizens could be among the dead. Then he hung up
on her.

The woman called back with a frantic question: "'Do
you know where they live? Their Social Security
numbers?'" Metho supplied whatever information he had.

Less than two hours later, he received a call from the
U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa, informing him that staff
members were on the way to Gambella, where the
massacre was under way. But they needed his help.

"At that time, I learned that the color of your
passport matters," he said.

Hope in legislation

Members of the Ethiopian community in Minnesota and
across the nation, who organized a massive rally
Thursday morning at the state Capitol, are hoping for
eventual passage of a bill that cleared a subcommittee
in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

The bill, authored by Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J.,
connects U.S. financial and military assistance to
Ethiopia to improved human rights, freedom of the
press and democracy.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who spoke at the
Oromo human rights conference through video uplink,
told the audience that he supports the bill.

"Those who committed human rights violations ought to
be brought to justice," he said.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

OLF Legal Woes: This Just In

Thursday, July 26, 2007

OLF Legal Woes: This Just In

No sooner than I posted the last update, I received an e-mail message from my source in TA-OLF informing me that the “temporary restraining order granted to the Asmara Group has been vacated as of this morning. Our (OLF’s) planned public meeting today will proceed as planned. Will update you on details of the case at my earliest convenience.”

Calls to my sources in the Asmara Group of OLF for their reactions has not been returned.

Stay tuned. Also, have your say.

OLF Legal Woes: an Update

It is to be recalled that Oromo Affairs reported the lawsuit brought against TA-OLF by the Asmara Group of OLF in a Minnesota Court. It looks like the Minnesota Court has decided on one of the four judgments the Asmara Group had applied for.

An internal source with in the Asmra Group of the OLF has informed this blogger that they have succeeded in obtaining a “temporary restraining order against TA-OLF and its members from passing themselves off as OLF and its officers or representatives pending a full hearing on the merits of the lawsuit.” (E-mail message from Source, July 25, 2007) According to this source, this judgment in effect has forced TA-OLF to cancel its planned public meeting for July 26, 2007, and that “in granting the temporary restraining order, the judge has concluded that there is a reasonable likelihood the plaintiff will prevail on its claim.”

The date for the commencement of the trial, which is expected to last for one and a half day, has been set to be August 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

A call to my sources in TA-OLF confirmed the trial date and the temporary restraining order, but would not confirm whether it is against TA-OLF or “some individuals.” The same source added that the judge also ordered the Asmara Group to post $25,000 bond to by noon on July 24, 2007 failing which the case will be dismissed. He believes the Asmara Group has posted the required bond which he says is “squandering $25,000 of Oromo hard earned dollars donated toward the struggle to defeat enemies of the Oromo people but are being used against Oromo nationalists.”

On the question of the temporary restraining order, according to my TA-OLF source, the US laws allow for restraining orders only in cases where monetary compensation will not remedy the complainants claimed potential damage which would ensue if the motion is denied. According to this source, this is clearly NOT the case here as the Asmara Group has already applied for $50,000 in compensatory damages in its application and therefore a restraining order is not allowed here. “Naturally, this is an order which should not have been granted in the first place and which we hope will be vacated in the next few days” said my TA- OLF source. He would not elaborate on how they plan to do this except to warn me to “Stay tuned.”


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ethiopian Millennium: Will you have any part in it?

For those who are not aware, the Ethiopian empire uses the Julian calendar which divides the year in to twelve months of thirty days each and a thirteenth month of 5 or 6 days (in leap year) in length. On September 11 or 12 (I am not sure which one) of this year, true to its nature, the Ethiopian empire will enter the third millennium years after the western world and with the indisputable distinction of being the last vestige of colonial empires. Dubbed “a prison of nations,” the Ethiopian state as we know it today came into existence towards the end of 19th century as a result of colonial conquest by emperor Minilik of Abyssinia, later renamed Ethiopia in mid 1920s.

This last vestige of colonial empires is in the middle of preparations to celebrate its millennium with much pomp and ceremonies unparalleled in the empire’s history.

First, A look back in time...

In 1972, Haile Sellassie’s 80th birthday was celebrated amidst much pomp and ceremonies. While his entourage and cronies were busy congratulating him, unbeknownst to the world and even to the other parts of the empire, a large famine was devouring Wollo. Had it not been for Jonathan Dimbleby, the world would not have known the scope of the famine and the loss of life it caused. While Haile Sellasie’s subjects were starving, Haile Sellassie, his family and their cronies were busy lining up their pockets and stashing away millions of dollars in foreign banks. As a conquered indigenous nation, the Oromo were people without land relegated to serfdom for the conquistadors. Conquered and humiliated, their language, culture, music, art and every thing Oromo was ridiculed and languished under harsh suppression. This was the state of the Oromo nation and the empire when Haile Sellasie’s 80th birthday celebration came around.

Fast forward to 1984. Twelve years later, when the tyrant before this one - Mengistu Haile Mariam - celebrated his 10th anniversary of coming to power, with no less ostentatious display, another famine was ravaging the empire. Liberation struggles were raging in the east, west and north of the empire. Unconcerned and oblivious to the suffering of the people, just like their predecessors, Mengistu and his officials were busy enjoying life and accumulating wealth. Not much had changed for the Oromo people. Still a conquered and humiliated nation, they continued to toil the land but only this time for a different land lord – the DERG. “Disappearance,” incarceration, murder and torture visited those who dared to speak up in defense of their people’s rights. This was the state of the empire and the Oromo people when the DERG celebrated its 10th anniversary with a great deal of fanfare.

Fast forward to the Wayyanee era …

Today, another exercise in pomp and cermonies is in the making with no change in the Oromo situation.

Preparation is underway for a year long celebration of the Ethiopian millennium.

A millennium festival council, whose Members are hand picked TPLF cronies reporting directly to Meles Zenawi or Seyoum Mesfin, has been put together to oversee the preparation. The TPLF propaganda machine is hard at work round-the-clock trying to entice the habasha diaspora to join in the celebrations. International organizations, foreign governments, NGOs and wealthy individuals are urged to fund this extravagant celebration. As in the preceding two cases, today, the empire is awash with political conflicts. Grinding poverty has not loosened its grip on the people. Oblivious to the suffering around them, just like their counterparts in the previous regimes, TPLF officials are lining up their pockets and stashing away millions in foreign banks. They do so through EFFORT (Endowment Fund For Rehabilitation of Tigray), the vast business conglomerate, only second to Sheik Al-Amudi’s MIDROC (Mohammed International Development Research and Organization Companies) in the empire.

What of the Oromo situation?

The Oromo situation is no different today than it was under the previous two tyrants. Our people continue to “disappear”, be murdered and incarcerated for prolonged period of time for political reasons. Don't take my words for it; visit Oromia Support Group and other respected Human Rights advocates. Oromo children continue to grow up without fathers while their fathers are either murdered and buried 6 feet under or languishing in TPLF dungeons. Oromo resources continue to be taken advantage of to develop other regions – Tigray in this case.

Will the empire ever learn from history? You think? As an Oromo national would you have any part in this millennium celebration? Would you step over the bodies of our fallen heroes and heroines for a one night high?

Have your say!


Anonymous said...

You know Habashas refer to it as Ethiopian calendar as if they invented it. They like to claim anything they can put their hands on, they have no shame. It just shows how backward they are, I with rest of the world celebrated millennium 7 years ago. For me their Millennium is just meaning less just as Chinese calendar.

6:53 PM

Anonymous said...

Haile Silase and Mangistu had wasted so much money to oranize the event, but, Meles, in contrary be using the celebration as a fund raising event. Ofcourse, part of the fund will be going to a "war torn Tigray". Part will be deposited or invested by Meles & Co.
The rest will be offered a milenum version Meles brand Democracy.

Kufnee Kaana

8:06 PM

Anonymous said...

It's Oromos resource they are spending irresponsibly. All most all foreign currency the Ethiopian empire earns from trade comes from Oromo land. Be it Haile Silase, Mengistu or Meles use Oromo's resource to dominate Oromos themselves. I don't think they care much for the expenditure since it does not belong to them. I guess they just want to use in a lavish expenditure such as this before they are ousted by the real owners of the resource.

8:24 AM

Anonymous said...

The Oromo have nothing to do with the Ethiopian Calendar. Of course, with the exception of the Ethiopianized Oromo. For example, visit the Shanee Qinijjit's website and clic AFD. You then can read their New Year 1999 message. How bizzar? The only confusion is they write in Afaan Oromoo. Were you surprised when their leader Kibur Ato Dawud Ibsa kept quite on the New Year Eve 2006?

We, the Oromo, have created our own calendar long time ago. Let us research about our own heritage. Leave what is others to others.

God bless Oromia!

The Asmara Group of OLF takes TA-OLF to a Minnesota Court

Monday, July 23, 2007

Just when the Kinijit legal saga seems to have come to an end, OLF’s has begun in a USA court.

Reliable sources have informed this Blogger that the Shane Gumii faction (aka the Asmara Group) of the OLF has filed a lawsuit against the TA-OLF faction on two counts: that the later group has violated the “Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act” and that it interfered with the Asmara Group’s “prospective economic advantage.”

The lawsuit, filed on July 19, 2007, lists one active and two inactive Oromo non-profit organizations, seven individuals and a “John Doe.” The three organizations are “Oromo self-help Association, Inc”, “Oromo self-help Organization” and “Oromo self help Association, Inc” all incorporated under MN law on June 3, 2005, July 8, 1999 and March 7, 1994 respectively.

The OLF split into two in 2001 over what some say differences of political strategy but others claim power struggle within the highest echelon of the organization. They have both claimed the name OLF since the split. Attempt at reconciling the two factions have so far produced no results.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants have interfered with The Asmara group’s prospective economic advantage and have “caused and/or [have] threatened to cause plaintiff [the Asmara Group] to suffer damages in the form of lost good will, lost members or potential members and loss of donations.” This being the primary fund raising season of the year for Oromo political organizations, has worried the Asmara Group who some say will not be able to raise as much funds as it has been able to in the past years due to its very unpopular alliance with CUDP (aka Kinijit.)

The Asmara Group is asking the Fourth Judicial District Court of the State Of Minnesota to enjoin TA-OLF to cease and desist from using the “trade” name OLF permanently, to award the Asmara Group compensatory damages in excess of $50,000.00 and to grant a temporary injunction against the Oromo public meeting called for July 26, 2007 by TA-OLF. The motion for the injunction request is to be heard on July 23, 2007 at 8:30 AM.

The source tells this blogger that this is nothing new and that the Asmara Group has done all it could in the last six years to sabotage Oromo public meetings called by TA-OLF. In support of this allegation, my source pointed me to an audio file at HERE in which someone claiming to be an agent of the OLF asked owners of the meeting hall which TA-OLF had rented for their last year Oromo public meeting “NOT to cooperate with the group....”

Finances collected from Oromo public with the promise to use them toward the Oromo struggle should not be squandered by using them to take another Oromo political group to court or to defend ones group against such a lawsuit. Such money is better used toward taking the Meles Zenawi regime to World Court for its crimes against the Oromo people, lobbying western governments, raising or strengthening a liberation army, or supporting families of our compatriots who are currently political prisoners in TPLF’s Ethiopia.

This is a political issue - a struggle for Oromo hearts and minds - which should be waged, and won or lost, in Oromo public court, NOT in US legal courts.

Friday, July 20, 2007

38 opposition politicians and activists released after Ethiopian government pardon


By ANITA POWELL / Associated Press

Three minibuses left an Ethiopian prison carrying 38 opposition politicians and activists pardoned by the government Friday. Dozens of family members and supporters outside shouted in joy and whistled.

The politicians and activists were released only minutes after Prime Minister Meles Zenawi told journalists the government had pardoned them. They had been sentenced to various prison terms, including life, for inciting violence in an attempt to overthrow the government.

As their minibuses left Kalici Prison, some of the politicians made the victory sign, which is also the symbol of Ethiopia's opposition.

The family members and supporters gathered outside waved Ethiopian flags and also made victory signs. They then pursued the minibuses in other vehicles. It was not clear where the politicians and activists were being taken.

Meles had said he hoped the pardon "conveys the message that people are given a second chance as long as they seek it." The prisoners had written the government asking to be pardoned.

Meles said that the prisoners' right to vote and seek public office also had been restored. A Federal High Court ruled on Monday that those sentenced to life would have those rights permanently revoked and others would be barred for five years from seeking public office.

The United States had urged the government to show clemency in the case, which had been widely condemned by international human rights groups.

After the sentences were announced Monday, state-owned Ethiopian Television had reported the politicians and activists had written to the president to ask for pardons. Amnesty International said the defendants reportedly signed a statement some weeks ago that was expected to lead to a pardon and reconciliation with the ruling party.

Those pardoned included the leader of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy, Hailu Shawel; Berhanu Nega, who was elected mayor of Addis Ababa; former Harvard scholar Mesfin Woldemariam; and former U.N. special envoy and a former professor at Virginia's Norfolk State University, Yacob Hailemariam.

International human rights groups had accused the government of trying to silence its critics, and opposition leaders have claimed the trial was politically motivated.

The Federal High Court trial began in December 2005 following postelection violence that erupted during protests over balloting six months earlier.

The opposition won an unprecedented number of parliamentary seats in the 2005 vote, but not enough to topple Meles. The opposition claimed the voting was rigged, and European Union observers said they were marred by irregularities.

Initially, the opposition leaders, journalists and others were charged with treason, inciting violence and attempted genocide. Judges dropped the treason and attempted genocide charges in April and later that month freed 25 prisoners, among them eight journalists.

Since April, a total of 52 people faced four other charges, but only nine chose to put up a defense. The trial for the remaining nine continues on July 25.

Late last year, Ethiopia acknowledged that its security forces killed 193 civilians protesting alleged election fraud but insisted they did not use excessive force. A senior judge appointed to investigate the violence had accused the security forces of excessive force.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Life in jail for Ethiopia leaders

Life in jail for Ethiopia leaders
Doctors treating injured protesters
The opposition blames the violence on the security forces
An Ethiopian court has handed down life sentences to all of the main opposition leaders convicted of links to violent election protests in a major trial.

Eight of the 38 opposition figures in court were given shorter prison terms. The prosecution had demanded the death penalty for them all.

They refused to recognise the court, saying the trial was political.

Their relatives say the detainees have signed a document which could pave the way for their release.

High court judge Adil Ahmed also barred the 30 Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) leaders from voting or standing for election.

Before the sentences, the US had warned that any judgement should promote reconciliation between the government and the opposition.

The BBC's Elizabeth Blunt in Addis Ababa says the trial has been closely watched in the city, a CUD stronghold.

She says that the entire front row of seats in the court was taken up by diplomats and a simultaneous English translation was provided.


Five of the 38, including CUD leader Hailu Shawel, were also convicted of inciting, organising and leading armed rebellion.

(Left to right): Human rights activist Mesfin Woldemariam and the opposition CUD's Birtukan Midek, Berhanu Nega and leader Hailu Shawel. File photo

Ethiopia's government has always stressed that the courts are independent and denies that the trial is political.

Relatives of the 38, who include two women, say they have signed a document which lead to them being freed. Our correspondent says this could be some form of apology or plea for mercy.

Among the 38 are the entire CUD leadership, several of the capital's elected MPs and city councillors, including Berhanu Negga, mayor-elect of Addis Ababa.

Prosecutor Abraham Tetemke said they had tried to bring down the government when he called for the death penalty last Monday.

Hundreds of thousands took part in demonstrations complaining of fraud and rigging in the elections won by Prime Minister Meles' party.

Some 193 people were killed in protests at alleged vote-rigging.

Most of the dead were protesters, killed by security forces.


An independent inquiry carried out by an Ethiopian judge concluded that the police had used excessive force.

He went on to accuse them of carrying out a massacre. The judge later fled Ethiopia, saying he had been put under pressure to change his findings and had received death threats.

The government points out that it introduced multiparty elections to Ethiopia after years of military rule.

In the elections, the opposition made huge gains but says it was cheated out of victory.

Three months ago, a judge threw out controversial charges of attempted genocide and treason against another 111 people arrested after the election protests.

The violence and the charges of election fraud have tarnished Mr Meles' image as a favourite of Western donors and one of a new wave of reforming African leaders.

Some donors have reduced aid over the case.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

'Hundreds died' off Yemen coast

At least 367 people have died and 118 are missing after trying to reach Yemen from the Horn of Africa so far this year, the UN refugee agency says.

Most of those who died were forced off the boats by smugglers, drowning in deep waters, said the UNHCR.

Some 8,600 smuggled people have nevertheless arrived in Yemen this year - a 30% fall since 2006.

People are fleeing poverty and unrest, mostly in Somalia or Ethiopia, to seek a better life in the Middle East.

Ruthless smugglers

"Many of those who lost their lives, after paying a fee of $50 (£25) to make the perilous voyage, were forced by smugglers to disembark offshore, while still in deep water and drowned trying to swim to shore," the UNHCR said.

Boats in Bossaso
Many boats in the Somali port of Bossaso are equipped to carry smuggled people

"Others were beaten to death by club-wielding smugglers, or attacked by sharks after being thrown overboard. Many bodies were buried on Yemeni beaches by local fishermen."

Many embark in the Somali port of Bossaso, in boats that are often unsafe, at the mercy of ruthless smugglers.

The traffic across the Gulf of Aden is now suspended due to the rough seas at this time of year.

But the UNHCR warns that smuggling continues unabated in the Mediterranean.

"Despite a drop in irregular arrivals in Italy by 31% compared to the first six months of last year, the number of dead and missing - at least 200 in the Strait of Sicily in June alone - shows how dangerous it has become to cross the Mediterranean."

The solution to this crisis, according to the UN agency, lies not only in cracking down on the smugglers, but also in tackling the causes of persecution, poverty and conflict that prompt so many people to flee their homes.


Monday, July 09, 2007

Ethiopian call for death penalty

Ethiopian call for death penalty
(Left to right): Human rights activist Mesfin Woldemariam and the opposition CUD's Birtukan Midek, Berhanu Nega and leader Hailu Shawel. File photo
The opposition leaders say the charges were political
An Ethiopian prosecutor has demanded the death penalty for a group of 38 opposition leaders found guilty of links to violent election protests.

Prosecutor Abraham Tetemke said they had tried to bring down the government.

Among them are several of the capital's elected MPs and city councillors, including Berhanu Negga, mayor-elect of Addis Ababa.

Some 193 people were killed in protests at alleged rigged elections in 2005. Most of the dead were protesters.

The 38 Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) leaders originally faced treason and genocide - which sparked international condemnation and cuts in aid.

The judge had been due to pass sentence but he adjourned the hearing for a week to allow those convicted the chance to respond to the prosecutor's statement.

They have so far refused to recognise the court or enter any defence - the reason why the judges said they were forced to find them guilty as charged last month.

Armed rebellion

One woman sitting among the friends and relatives laughed derisively when the prosecutor demanded the death sentences.

The judge stopped the proceedings and she was escorted from the court.

The BBC's Elizabeth Blunt in Addis Ababa says the constant delays are hard for some of the prisoners' families to bear.

Doctors treating injured protesters
The opposition blames the violence on the security forces
Some women were visibly upset; others said bitterly that the government was deliberately delaying the case and playing with their lives.

Their offences included outrage against the constitution and, in the case of party leader, Hailu Shawel, and four others, inciting, organising and leading armed rebellion.

But our reporter says the sentences may not be the end of the story.

The government has repeatedly said it cannot interfere in the judicial process.

However once sentence has been passed, then there may be the possibility of clemency or pardon.

Their relatives say the 38 have signed a document which could see them freed.

Our reporter says this could be some form of apology or plea for mercy.

The government has denied accusations that the convictions were intended to stifle political dissent.

But an opposition lawyer said the trial was a sham and mockery of justice.

Hundreds of thousands took part in demonstrations complaining of fraud and rigging in the elections won by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's party.

Most of the dead were protesters killed by security forces.

An independent inquiry carried out by an Ethiopian judge concluded that the police had used excessive force.

He went on to accuse them of carrying out a massacre. The judge later fled Ethiopia, saying he had been put under pressure to change his findings and had received death threats.


The government points out that it introduced multi-party elections to Ethiopia after years of military rule.

In the elections, the opposition made huge gains but says it was cheated out of victory.

Three months ago, a judge threw out controversial charges of attempted genocide and treason against another 111 people arrested after the election protests.

The violence and the charges of election fraud have tarnished Mr Meles' image as a favourite of Western donors and one of a new wave of reforming African leaders.


Adoolessa 13-Guyyaa Fiinifnnee

Ummatni Oromoo guyyaa gabrummaa jalatti kufe irraa kaasee bilisummaa fi walabummaa isaa deebifachuu wareegama baasaa as gahe. Ammas wareegama qaqqaalii baasaa jira. Boris, ifitaanis haga bilisummaan mirkanaawuutti wareegama baasuun waan dhaabbatu hin ta´u.

Sabbotonni Oromoo hedduu goolee Oromiyaa mara keessatti mirga abbaa biyyummaa isaani deeffachuuf diddaa godhaniin wareegama qaqaalii baasanii jiru. Seenaan bara baraan isaan yaadatti, warri diddaa abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo irratti wareegaman bara baraan yaadatamaa jiraatu.

Bara 2001 keessa Gootooti barattooti Oromoo murtii dabaa wayyaaneen dhimma Finfinnee irratti dabarsite fi lukkeen hojiitti hiikuuf tattaafatte mormuun gaaffii kaasan, maanguddoon Oromoo kan waldaa maccaa fi tulamaas hiriira nagaa bahaniif deebbiin isaaniif kenname reebicha, gidiraa, hidhaa fi ajjeechaa ture, Gaaffii kana waliin wal qabatee goototi barattoota Oromoo hedduu wareega qaalii lubbuu itti baasanii jiru, isaan keessaa warra dhimma kanaaf mana hidhaatti gidirfamaa fi rasaasaan rukutamanii ajjeefaman lama otoo wal hin yaadachiisiin hin dabarru, Alamayyoo Garbaa fi Gaaddisaa Hirphasaa!

Dhimma kana waliin wal qabatee barattooti Oromoo hedduu barnoota irraa arihamaniru, maanguddoon keenyi biyya isaani irraatti kabajaa dhabanii ulee fi kophee polisiin reebamuu fi dhiitamuun salphisamaniiru, Oromoon hedduu lubbuu isaa qaaliis itti wareeganii jiru. Gootonni sabbontonni Oromoo hoogganoota waldaa maccaa fi tuulama dabalatee barattooti Oromoo yuniversity finfinnee itti hidhamaniiru.

Haqi hin qalla`atti malee hin cittuf filannoo camsaa 2005 irraa kaasanii ammoo akeeka wayyanoonni fedhii isaanii kan dantaa dinagdee fi aangoo siyaasaa biyyittii keessaa qaban tikfachuuf qofa akka waajironni Oromiyaa gara adaamaatti naannahan irratti murtaahee wareegamni qaqqaalii itti bahe kana sababeeffachuun akka gara Finfinneetti deebihan afaan kana dura ittiin ajajeen ummata Oromoo ittiin ficcisiisanii fi gidirsaniin sossobuuf tattaafatame. Ta`us seeraan mirkanaahee Oromiyaan dantaa finfinnee irraa argattu argachaa hin jirtu. Finfinneen akkuma Iyarusalem ta'uuf deemti, Oromoo bahaa fi dhiyaa gargar baasuuf waan hin dhama'amne hin jiru, Oromoo Finfinnee keessaa qulqullessuuf hojiin diinni hin dalagne hin turre.

Haala kana yaadachuuf wayyanonni Oromoo biyya isaa keessaa baasuun daangaa keessatti basha`an tolfachuuf tattaafachuun mirga Oromoo dhiibuu, abbaa biyyummaa isaas haaluu irratti hojjetaa turan.

Kanaaf adoolessi 13, 2001 Guyyaa finfinnee ta`ee murtaahuun akka yaadatamu baruma 2001 keessatti labsamuun ni yaadatama. Bara sanaa kaasee Oromoon dhimma kana quba qabu guyyaa kana gaddaan yaadachaa turuun beekama. Ammas guyyaa murtii dabaa Oromoo biyya isaa keessaa baasuuf murtaahe kana Oromoon bara baraan gochaa hammeenya diinnaan irratti raawwateetti yaadatun mirga finfinnee irratti qabu akka deebifatu wa yaadachiisa. Ammas murtii yeroo sanaa jajjabeessuun akka bara baraan yaadatamu raggasifame. Murtiin diinotaan dabaan ummati Oromoo irratti darbee kana Oromoon gaddaan yaadate oola, Oromoon dhimma kana irratti gadduu qofaa osoo hin taane mirga abbaa biyyummaa isaa kabachiisuuf wal gurmeessuun sochii isaa isa fuula duraaf of qophessuu qaba.

Akeeka Guyyaa Finfinnee
  1. Oromoon abbaa biyyaa ta`uu wal yaadachiisu, Fifinneen handhuura Oromiyaa ta`uu wal hubachiisuun dantaa Oromoon irraa argachuu qabuuf bifa kamiinu akka argatu falmaa gochuu itti fufuu, dantaan argatuu qabus akka seeraan mirkanaahuu gaafachuun raggaasisu,
  2. Wareegama dhimma Finfinnee fi Abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo kabachiisuuf godhame keessatti bahe wal yaadachisuun wareegmaa kana firii itti gochuuf wal ijaaruun wal jabeessuuf,
  3. Gootota Oromoo dhimma finfinnee fi dhimma Oromoo irratti wareegama qaamaa, qalbii fi lubbuu isaanii dabarsanii kennan yaadachuuf, hidhamtoota Oromoo dhimma kanaa fi gaaffii abbaa biyyummaa Oromoof jedhanii gidiraa argaa jiran yaadachuun, yaada jaallan mana hidhaa jiran kana galmaan gahuuf dhalooti dhufu irratti hojjetu barsiisuuf,
Raawwii Isaa
  1. Dhimma finfinnee fi dhimma abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo wal barsiisu,
  2. Haala ittiin Oromoon biyya isaa dhuunfachuu dandahu irratti marihachuu, yaada walii kennuu, wal gurmeessuu, wal gootomsuu, wal jabeessu irratti wal gorfachuu fi wal bilcheessuu.
  3. Guyyaa Adoolessa 13 bara 2006 guyyaa guutuu Oromoon bakka jirutti dhimma kana irratti wal marihachaa fi wal yaadachiisaa akkaataa of jabeessuu irratti marihachuun ejjennoo isaa ummata Oromoof karaa SBO fi VOA dabarfachuu.
  4. Jiraattooti magaalaa fi baadiyyaa dhimma kana dursanii facaasuun namuu qalbiin guyyaa sana dhimma finfinnee yaadachaa fi wal barsiisaa oolu irratti hojjechuu,
  5. Faaruu Finfinnee faarfachuu da´immanii fi shamarran faaruu kana barsiifachun fi akka faarfatan gochuun akka dhimmi finfinnee qaama gaaffii Oromoo walii galaa waliin wal qabatu wal hubachiisuu,
Seenaa Finfinnee keessaa waan muraasa Oromoon wal barsiisu qabu.
Abbaa biyyummaa Oromoo hubachuuf Finfineen kan Oromoo ta´uun isaa shakkiin hin jiru, kana seeraa fi seenaan hardhallee borullee itti gaafannu ta´a. Kanaaf kana duuba Oromoon bakkoota kana qayyabatee itti dhimma bahu koreen ni labsiti.
Cabiinsa Halagaa Dura Ilmaan Oromootu Finfinnee Bulchaa Turan Madda Seenaa Irraa
  1. Caffeen Tuulamaa kan bulaa turte gooticha Oromoo Tufaa Munaan ta`uu
  2. Birbirsa fi Manni Gullallee kan bulchaa ture Qajeelaa Dooyyo
  3. Teechoo kan bulchaa ture Guddataa Araddoo
  4. Boolee Kan bulchaa ture Shubu Ejersaa
  5. Boolee Bulbulaa kan bulchaa ture Soraa Lomee
  6. Kolfee kan bulchaa ture Axale Jatanii
  7. Qaraniyoo/Dalattii kan bulchaa ture Jamo Dabalee
  8. Jarsaye kan bulchaa ture Galatee Ashate
  9. Yakkaa kan bulchaa ture Abeebee Tufa
Karra Shanan Finfinnee
  1. Karra Qirxi – karra gara kaaba geessu
  2. Karra Qoree – karaa Jimmatti geessu
  3. Karra Allo- Karaa Walloo/Daseetti nama geessu
  4. Karra Qaallu/Qaallitti- karaa Bsiooftuutti nama geessu
  5. Karra Gafarsaa- Gara dhiyaatti nu geessu
Bulchiinsta duraanii keessatti akkaataa onoonni wal qoodan akka armaan gadiiti.
a. Ona Caffee Tumaa
  1. Finfinnee – Hora saawwan gullallee fi galaan araabaa turan amma bakka Filwuha jedhamu ssana.
  2. Hurufa Boombii- Bakka maqaan ammaa jaanmedsaa, Embasii Egypt , Hospitaala minilik, bakka qubtuma waraanaa isaanii godhatan dha.
  3. Dirree Caffee Araaraa- Bakka amma Yuniversity kilo jaha/sidist kilo/, Hospitaala Yakkaatiti 12 jedhamu dabalatee fi naannoo isaa jiru dha.
  4. Dhummuggaa – bakka amma Ginfillee jedhamu irra ture.
  5. Keelloo Masqalaa- Bakka amma kilo yuniversity kiiloo Afur jiruu, parlaamaa, Bataskaana qiddist Maramii, fi qiddist Sillasee, bakka amma baasha waldeechilot jedhamu, fi bakka amma xiyyit beet jedhamu.
  6. Tulluu Heexoo Diimtuu – bakka amma masaraan mootummoota habashaa jiru, taboti gabrelii jiruu, buufata polisaa 6eessa fi bakka baahitaa jidhamu.
  7. Dhaka Araara – Bakka amma fit berr, bakka police garaj jedhamu, bakka amma hooteelli sharaatan jiru, bakka etege mask jedhamu, fi bakka amma hoteelli hilton jiru.
  8. Qarsaa- kun ammoo bakka amma kasanchis jedhamu irraa kaasee haga xizzit bet jedhamutti ammata
  9. Awwaaroo- bakkuma amma awwaaroo jedhamu dha
  10. Hulluuqo kormaa- bakka amma bataskaanni esxifanos jedhamu jiru, bakka amma masqal addababay jedhamu, fi bakka amma raas birru safar jedhamu ammata.
  11. Hora finfinnee- bakka amma filwuha jedhamee beekamu, bakka mana masaraa mootummaa isa lammaffaa fi awwaaree dabalata.
  12. Dolloo Biddeena – bakka amma baqlo beet,gotaraa fi walloo safar jedhamu
  13. Dabaso – bakka amma lagahar mashulakiyaa jedhamu.
  14. Haada Amma – bakka amma teelee Garaje, bataskaana carqos jedhamu jiru kana turan.
b. Ona birbirsa yaa´i goroo
  1. Waddeessa – bakka amma pizassaa, charchar godanaa, fi araadaa giyorgis jedhamu kana
  2. Maarama Birbirsa – bakka amma bataskaanni gorgis jiru
c. Ona qarsaa
  1. Hurufa Raaree Рbakka amma buufati konkolaataa dhaabbatu, bakka amma raas ganamee safar jedhamu fi addisuu mikaêl dabalatu dha.
  2. Sokorru – Bakka amma hospitaala Amanu´el jiru, bakka amma dhaabbii midhanii(ehil baranda), masalamizaa, fi kuas meedaa jedhamu ammata.
  3. Sulula garbii – Bakka amma taklahymanot fi cid tara jedhamee beekamu ture,
  4. Garbi – bakka amma sangaa tara fi ambaxxa makkalakayaa jiru sana dha,
  5. Qarsaa – bakka amma markaatoo jedhamu, amerikaan gibbii, fi masgiida Anuwaar isa gudda fi naannoo isaa dabalata.
  6. Baro Kormaa – bakka amma gollaa mika´el, ras tasamma safar, hospitaala xiqur ambassaa, fi bakka waajirrii dhimma daangaa cehuu (imegrashin) jedhamu ammata.
  7. Dache Golbaa – bakka amma addis katamaa jedhamu kana
d. Ona gullallee ykn mana Gullallee
  1. Adaamii- bakka amma bataskaanni rufaa´el jedhamu jiru, sameen mazagajaa, fi sameen total jedhamn fi naannoo ishee ammata
  2. Didiimtu – bakka amma shogolee jedhamee beekamu ammata.
  3. Qaallee – Bakka amma askoo jedhamu
  4. Fiichee – Bakka amma dahannoo xaliyaani ykn xaliyaan mishig jedhamu.
  5. Kattaa – ammas kattaa jedhaama
  6. Burayyuu – Bakka amma burrayyuu, fi gafarsaa jiru dha,
  7. Harbuu Irreechaa – bakka amma raas hayiluu safar jedhamu
e. Ona Abbichu
  1. Burqaa Ejeree – Bakka amma enxooxxoo kidana mirat jedhamu, fi bakka amma Imbasiin faransaay irra qubatee fi naannoo isaa.
  2. Baddaa Ejersaa – Bakka amma Iyyasuus ras kaasaa safar jedhamu
  3. Huruma – Bakka amma Imbaasiin Faransaz, Xalizaani fi bataskaanni Aabboo jedhamu jiru ammata
f. Ona xiixaa (enxooxxoo)
  1. Haxxee laalii – bakka amma shiroo meedaa fi enxooxxoo maramiin jiran fi naannoo isaa ammata
  2. Muujjaa – bakka amma shiroo meedaa jiru keessatu itti waamama.
  3. Waayyuu – bakka amma qacanee madanalam jedhamu ture
  4. Karaa Qorxii – bakka amma balay yallaqaa mangad jedhamuu fi samen bar jedhamu ammata.
g. Ona ekkaa.
  1. Burqaa Qorichaa – Bakka amma yakkaa mika´el xabal, laga qabbana, fi lga daadhii jiran dabalata
  2. Karaa alloo riqicha – Bakka amma Imbasiin engiliz, Imbasiin Jarmany, fi Imbasiin Raashaa jiran dabalata.
  3. Harbuu – bakka amma gurd shoolaa jedhamu dha
  4. Kotabee – Ammas kotabee jedhama
  5. Doqaa Booraa – Bakka amma haya hulat mazoriyaa jedhamu dabalata
h. Ona Boolee
  1. Garjii – Ammas garjii dhumaan beekama
  2. Bulbulaa – Ammas Bulbulaa dhan beekama
  3. Warra ganuu – Ammas warra ganuun beekama
i. Ona Teechoo
  1. Golboo – bakka amma Marqos, warshaa qadaaddi (qorkii), qaallitti, qeeraa, gofaa jedhaman ammata.
  2. Lumee – bakka amma bataskaana yooseef jiru kana dabalata
  3. Laaftoo Tumtuu – bakka amma bunnaa bord jedhamu ammata
  4. Jaajaa – bakka amma biheere tsigee jedhamu ammata
  5. Tulluu ejersaa – bakka amma hannaa marizaam jedhamu ammata
  6. Tulluu dheertuu – bakka amma gofaa beetamangist jedhamu ammata
  7. Baaboo – bakka amma addisuu qeeraa jedhamu dabalata
  8. Sammuu Gullallee – bakka amma meettaa darichaa jedhamu ammata
j. Ona Caffee Annanii
  1. Caffee muudaa – Bakka amma manni murtii ol aanaa jiru (lidataa) ammata
  2. Harbuu – Bakka amma meksikoo, mana barnoota tagbaara id jiru, mana adabaa finfinnee, bakka saar bet jedhamu, bakka geejjaa safar jedhamu, mana barnootaa dajjaa baalchaa, bakka oomisha dhugaatii wazin xajji, bakka oomisha kokaa kollaa dabalata,
  3. Harawaa – bakka amma oomishini haadaa jiru ( qaacaa fabrika) jedhamu dabalata.
k. Ona Jaarsayu
  1. calcali – bakka amma sar bet jedhamu dabalata
  2. Mardee – bakka amma arogee awropilan marefiza, midir xor, ganda tolasaa, fi raphii jedhaman ammata
  3. Bakkanniisa – bakka amma makkaanisaa jedhamee waamamu dha.
l. Ona Kolfee
  1. Daalattii – bakka amma qaraniyoo jedhamee waamamu,
  2. Labu – bakka amma siga meeda, taxaq xor safar jedhamu ammata
  3. Xaro – bakka amma axanaa taraa fi faxino darash jedhamu ammata.
Faaruu(sirba) Finfinnee
Finfinnee! Finfinnee!
Handhuura Oromiyaa
Biyya abbaa kiyyaa
Si utubaan biyyaa
Finfinneen keenyumma kan Oromooti
Halagaan nu wajjin mirga hin qabdu itti
Biyyi keenyi keenya eenyuuf gad lakkisna
Irratti wareegamne seenaa galmeeffanna.
Nu Oromoo malee abban biyyaa hin jiru
Biyya abbaa gadaa kanbeekne haa baru.
Haawwannisaa fi yeeyyi sirratti qubsiisani
Maqaa kee haqanii ababaa jedhani
Oromoo dhiibanii,
Moggatti baasani
Abbooma mulqanii
Jiruunis dhaalani
Nu Oromoo malee abban biyyaa hin jiru
Biyya abbaa gadaa kanbeekne haa baru.
Guddaafaa fi gufuun sirraa haxaawamtee
Qilleensa walaba kan duree goonfatte
Sirna abbaa gadaa keetiin of bulchitee
Ni waarta finfinnee yoomiyyuu jiraatte,
Nu Oromoo malee abbaan biyyaa hin jiru,
Biyya abbaa gadaa kan bariin haa baru.
Finfinneen keenyuma kan Oromooti
Halagaan nu wajjiin miga hinqabu itti
Biyyi teenya keenya eenyuuf gad lakkisana
Irratti wareegamne seenaa galmeeffanna
Nu Oromoo malee abbaan biyyaa hin jiru,
Biyya abbaa gadaa kan biraan haa baru.
Biyya abbaan gadaa finfinnee dha duru!