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Why Eritrean president is back in Ethiopia on two-day visit

(Africanews)–President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, is back in Ethiopia on a two day visit. He arrived on Sunday morning and was met at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn. According to Eritrea’s information minister, Afwerki had been invited by Abiy to among others discuss […]

ONK 14 2018 QOPHII ADDAA Sirna Galateeffannaa fi Beekamtii Artiistoota Oromoo ABOn Qophaawe

Wabiin keenya uummata keenya uummata Oromooti, meeshaan waraanaa keenyas Oromoodha! Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo kan dhalche roorroo halagaati. Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo ABO tti meeshaa/hidhannoo kan hidhe uummata keenya Oromoodha. Hidhannoon WBO harkaa kan ABO qofa utuu hintaane kan uummata Oromoo ta’uuttan beeka. Oromoon gaafa roorroon gamtuuf Qawwee itti bitee ilmasaa bosonatti ergee daangaasaa riphee tikfatuurraa ture. […]

Oromo Democratic Party (ODP): Beautiful in Name, Ugly in Action

By Worku Burayu (PhD) The beginning of understanding is to call things by their right names, the ODP. But can change of the name really transform the internal behavior? Although changed the name from smell bad OPDO to smell less ODP, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for ODP as organization to turn smell good. It is undeniable […]

Abyssinian War on Oromo Nationalism Using the Same Old Method

By Abbaa Ormaa (PhD) Abyssinian Target: Oromo Nationalism Method: Manufacture crises, then accuse and criminalize, then incarcerate, kill, and exile. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”  Thomas Jefferson Oromo, don’t be fooled. What is going on is a coordinated attack campaign on […]

Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and then Eritrea to support peace

(ELIAS MESERET) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Italy’s prime minister on Thursday praised Ethiopia as a “pillar of stability” in the Horn of Africa region as he visited to support the country’s surprising new peace with neighboring Eritrea. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called it the first visit by a Western leader since the restoration of […]

For the first time in years, Eritreans can leave their country freely

(The Economist) Thanks to peace with Ethiopia, the border is open. But for how long? THE hotels of Adigrat, an entrepot near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea, are always busy during Meskel, a feast celebrated annually by Orthodox Christians in both countries. But this time room prices have soared. Returning visitors reckon the numbers congregating in […]

Ethiopian PM reaches agreement with soldiers demanding pay rises

(Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him, his office and state media reported. Abiy “listened to the grievances carefully, reprimanded them for the wrong procedure they followed to express those grievances, […]

Famed former pilot returns to Ethiopia after years in Eritrea prison

(EthioMedia) To escape Eritrea alive is a blessing. Col. Tadesse Muluneh, a former fighter pilot of the Ethiopian Air Force, has returned to Ethiopia from Eritrea, where he has been a political prisoner for several years. A famed patriot who was commander of the former Ethiopian Patriots Front, the charismatic Ethiopian was held incommunicado in Eritrea […]

ጌታቸው አሰፋ ሰው ይሁን ጭራቅ የማናውቀው ፍጡር (አብረሃ ደስታ)

(ስዩም ተሾመ) አንድም ሰው #ጭራቅን በአካል አይቶት አያውቅም፡፡ ነገር ግን፣ ሁሉም ሰው “ጭራቅ” የሚለውን ስም ያውቀዋል፡፡ “ጭራቅ የለም” እንዳይባል መጠሪያ ስም አለው፡፡ ነገር ግን “ጭራቅ” የሚባል ነገር በእውን ታይቶ አይታወቅም፡፡ስለዚህ ጭራቅ “አለ” ቢሉ አያዩትም፣ “የለም” ቢሉ ከምናብዎ አያጠፉትም፡፡ ጭራቅን በአካል ካዩት ያውቁታል! የሚያዉቁትን ነገር በሌለበት አይፈሩትም! በተመሣሣይ ጭራቅ የሚባል ነገር በእውን እንደሌለ ካወቁ በምናብዎ የጭራቅ […]

Mohammed Ademo has become director of Oromia Broadcasting Network

Caffeen Oromiyaa muudama gaazexeessaa Mohaammad Adamoo Daarektara Olaanaa Oromiyaa Broodkaastiingi Neetwoork raggaasiseera. Haaluma walfakkaatun koreen Boordii OBN filatamaniiru. 1. Obbo Shimaallis Abdisaa walitti qabaa 2. Aadde Lallisee Namee miseensa 3. Dooktar Darajjee Garafaa miseensa 4. Obbo Admaasuu Daamxoo miseensa 5. Injinaar Warquu Gaachanaa miseensa 6. garg. proofes. Mihratuu shaanqoo 7. Aadde Caaltuu Saanii miseensa ta’uun […]

Ethiopia: Opening up: How far and how fast?

(By Tom Gardner, The Africa Report) Analysts are almost unanimous in their views of Ethiopia’s financial sector, which remains small, fragmented and uncompetitive, even compared to its underperforming regional peers. In the 27 years since the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) came to power, there has not been a single private bank merger. Understanding the financial […]

Jiruu fi Jireenya Nama – (Ontological Characterstics of Human Being,Part 3)

(Yoseph Mulugeta Baba, PhD) Yaadachiisa: kutaa 1-3 dubbisuun barbaachisaa dha. Kutaa 1ffaa (Part I) Kutaa 2ffaa (Part II) Falaasama natoo Oromo keessatti, hubannoo (understanding) fi hiikaan (interpretation) kan addunyaa (of the world), kan mataa ofii (of oneself) fi kan uummata biraa (other people) yaadrimee waa’ee “JIREENYA” irraa jalqaba. Kana jechuun, hubannoo fi hiikaan kan UUMAA, […]

Ethiopia: East Africa’s Emerging Giant

Ethiopia’s new leader is seeking aggressive reforms to put an end to discord and build on the country’s progress in recent decades, but a towering set of challenges threatens his agenda. Backgrounder by Claire Felter Introduction (CFR)Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most-populous country, has suffered military rule, civil war, and catastrophic famine over the past half century. Yet in recent […]

Sidama Liberation Movement Leaders Return Home

(Borkena) Sidama Liberation Movement leaders arrived at Bole international Airport in Addis Ababa early morning today where they were greeted by Professor Afework Kasu, Deputy Minister in the ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are returning home after decades in exile. The leaders are returned home in response, they say, to the call by Prime Minister […]

As was expected, Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has consolidated power

(Addis Fortune) As was expected, Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has consolidated power after being reelected by the Revolutionary Democrats in Hawassa last week, with votes that amount to near unanimity. Of the 180 Council members of the EPRDF, only three failed to show up, including Getachew Assefa of the TPLF, the controversial former spymaster, gossip disclosed. […]

አዲሶቹ የኢህአዴግ 36 ስራ አስፈፃሚ አባላት

1. ዶክተር አብይ አህመድ =ከኦዴፓ ሊቀመንበር 2. አቶ ደመቀ መኮንን =ከአዴፓ ምክትል ሊቀመንበር 3. አቶ ለማ መገርሳ =ከኦዴፓ 4. ዶክተር ወርቅነህ ገበየሁ =ከኦዴፓ 5. አቶ ብርሃኑ ፀጋዬ =ከኦዴፓ 6. ወይዘሮ አዳነች አቤቤ =ከኦዴፓ 7. አቶ አዲሱ አረጋ=ከኦዴፓ 8. አቶ ሽመልስ አብዲሳ =ከኦዴፓ 9. አቶ ፍቃዱ ተሰማ =ከኦዴፓ 10. ዶክተር ዓለሙ ስሜ =ከኦዴፓ 11. አቶ ገዱ […]

የሲዳማ ፖለቲካ እና የሃዋሳ ነዋሪዎች እጣ-ፈንታ! (በመኮንን የሱፍ)

ኢህአዴግ ያነበረው የጎሳ ፌደራሊዝም ስሁትነት ከሚገለጥባቸው ክልሎች አንዱ ከ50 በላይ የሚሆኑ ብሄሮችን አጭቆ የያዘው፣ ሌሎች ክልሎች በዘራቸው ሲሰየሙ በአቅጣጫ የተሰየመው የደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል ነው፡፡ በዚህ ክልል ውስጥ ከሚኖሩ በርካታ ብሄረሰቦች አንዱ የሲዳማ ብሄረሰብ በአቅጣጫ ስም ከተሰየመው ክልል ወጥቶ፣ በብሄሩ ስም የሚጠራ የራሱን ክልል የመመስረት ጥያቄ ሲያቀርብ ዘለግ ያሉ አመታትን አስቆጥሯል፡፡ የሲዳማ ብሄር […]

በጠባብ ብሔርተኝነት የተሸፈኑ ማንነቶች (ሞሐመድ አሊ ሞሃመድ)

ቀደም ባለው ዘመን… “አገርህ ወዴት ነው ብላ ብትጠይቀኝ ከትከት ብዬ ሳቅኩኝ ነገሩ ቢደንቀኝ” እየተባለ ግጥም በዜማ የሚንቆረቆርበት ዘመን ነበር። ምናልባት “ነበር ቤት አይሰራም” ካልተባለ በስተቀር! ኤዲያ! ማንነትማ “ዱሮ ቀረ” … ዱሮ ግን መቼ ነው? አይ ዱሮ፣ ዱሮማ ስንት ነገር ይዞ አልፏልኮ፡፡ ሌላውን እንተወውና; ዱሮኮ ከወዴት መሆንህ እንጅ ማንነትህ? ግድ አይሰጥም ነበር፡፡ ዛሬማ ወዳጄ; ጨዋታው ወደገደለው […]

Ethiopia: Yes to Secularism! Yes to Equality, too!

(Tsegaye Ararssa) While it is necessary to study and carefully analyze what causes this conspicuously small presence of our muslim brethren and sisters in the EPRDF (not sure if it’s any different in the wider Ethiopian politics), one can’t fail to notice this, and we can’t ignore it easily, if we seriously want our politics to allow […]

Haasaa Hayyuu Duree ABO, Jaal Dawud Ibasa, Fulbaana 15, 2018 Finfinnee

Kabajamoo Bulchinsaa Magalaa Finfinnee Engineer Taakkalee Uumaa Kabajamtoota Qondaalota Mootummaa Federaala Ityophiyaa, Kabajamtoota bakka bu‘ootii Bulchiinsaa nannoolee, Kabajamtoota bakka bu‘ootii dhaabolee Siyaasaa, Waldayaa Hojjeetootaa fi Ogummaa,” Kabaajamtoota Miseensota, Deggartootaa ABO, WBO fi Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo, Kabajamtoota gaggesitootaa fi Abbootii Amantii Kan galfata Gudinaa Tumsaa Sheek Bakari Saphaloo, Sheek Mohammed Rashad fi kkf of harkaa qabdan, […]

Enough tweaks. Time to radically downsize NBE’s failing levy on lenders

by Abdulmenan Mohammed (Ethiopia Insight) Amidst all the political shenanigans in Ethiopia, the technocrats have also been at play. Last month, a Macroeconomic Committee chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a series of policy adjustments, including to a key component of the Developmental State. Most of them were tweaks aimed at increasing foreign currency availability, which will […]

Tens of thousands flee Benishangul after Oromia border dispute flares

(by Ermias Tasfaye, Solomon Yimer)  Killings and displacements followed attack on Kamashi Zone officials Violence repeats history of clashes related to contested regional border Displaced people report Gumuz groups terrorizing Oromo residents (Ethiopia Insight) Tens of thousands of people have fled Kamashi Zone in Benishangul-Gumuz state after deadly instability following the killing of four zonal officials in […]

“የእናት መቀነት የፈታ ሌባ” (ዮፍታሔ)

ትናትን በተጠናቀቀው የኢሕአዴግ ጉባኤ መክፈቻ ንግግር ላይ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ዐቢይ አሕመድ በሌብነት ላይ ያላቸውን ጠንካራ አቋም ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ ገልጸዋል። ሌብነት “ኪራይ ሰብሳቢ” እና “ሙስና” በሚሉ ቃላት መሽሞንሞኑ ቀርቶ በግልጽ ቋንቋ ሌብነት መሆኑ ሊታወቅ ይገባል በማለት ተናግረዋል። መፍትሔ ችግርን ከማመንና ከመገንዘብ ይጀምራልና ይህ ይበል የሚያስኝ ነው። ሆኖም ዜጎች ተቃውሞው ከቃላት አልፎ በተግባር እንዲተረጎም ይፈልጋሉ። ፋና […]

የኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ – ፲ ፱ ፻ ፹ ፫ እንደገና (አንዱዓለም ተፈራ)

የትግሬዎች ነፃ አውጪ ግንባር የጫነብን የዘር ክልል አስተዳደር፤ አሁን ለተዘፈቅንበት የፖለቲካ አረንቋ ምክንያቱ ነው? ወይንስ መፍትሔው? አንዱዓለም ተፈራ፣ ረቡዕ፣ መስከረም ፲ ፮ ቀን፣ ፳ ፻ ፲ ፩ ዓ. ም. (Wednesday, September 28, 2018) ሀገራችን አሁን በአስጊ መስቀለኛ መንገድ ላይ ትገኛለች። በዓለም ዙሪያ ተደናቂነትን ያገኘው አሁን የተጀመረው የለውጥ ሂደት፤ ከፍተኛ አደጋ አንዣቦበታል። በፖለቲካ መድረኩ ላይ እየተጫወቱ […]

Dr. Abiy Ahmed Chairman with 176, Mr. Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Chairman

Dr. Abiy Ahmed Chairman with 176 Mr.Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Chirnan with 149 Dr Devretsihon G/Mike’ele 3rd place with 15 Addis Standard@addisstandard PM Abiy Ahmed got the vote of almost all EPRDFites with voting right in their 11th congress. This wasn’t the case when he was elected first as chair of the party before seven moths. This means that […]

የፊንፊኔ ጉዳይ የኦሮሞ የአገር ባለቤትነት ጉዳይ ነው

  Neighborhood in Finfinne (now named Addis Ababa) before occupation about 1880 (ብርሃኑ ሁንዴ) የፊንፊኔ ጉዳይ አብዛኛውን ጊዜ ሲነሳ ቢቆይም ባሁኑ ጊዜ ግን ልዩ ትኩረት ያገኘ ይመስላል። ይህንን ጉዳይ በሚመለከት የተለያዩ ውዥንብሮችም እየተፈጠሩ ናቸው። በተለይም ደግሞ የኦሮሞን ነፃነትና የአገር ባለቤትነትን የማይቀበሉ ኃይሎች በፊንፊኔ ጉዳይ ላይ የሚችሉትን ሁሉ ለማድረግ ቆርጠው የተነሱ ይመስላሉ። እነዚህ ኃይሎች ኦሮሞ በፊንፊኔ ላይ ያለውን […]

Ethiopia to Inaugurate Adama Industrial Parks this Sunday

The Adama Industrial Park, whose construction was launched in 2016, will be inaugurated on Sunday, October 07, 2018, Fana broadcasting Corporate reports today. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other government officials will attend the inauguration ceremony in Adama town, 90m kilometer far from the capital. Planned 8 Industrial Parks in Ethiopia The government is working […]

አክቲቪስት ጅዋር እና የለማ መገርሳ ቡድን (ዶ/ር በቃሉ አጥናፉ ታዬ)

ዶ/ር በቃሉ አጥናፉ ታዬ (ኮተቤ  ሜትሮፖሊታን  ዩኒቨርስቲ) ተንሰራፍቶ የኖረውን የህወኃት አገዛዝ ለማንገዳገድ በርካታ ኢትዮጵያውያን ተሰደዋል፣ ተዋርደዋል፣ ሙተዋል፡፡ በባለፈው የሶስት ዓመታት የፖለቲካ ትግል እንኳን በአማራ፣ በኦሮሚያ፣ በደቡብ በርካታ ዜጎች ዋጋ ከፍለዋል፡፡ ምንም እንኳን የአማራ ፋኖዎች፣ የኦሮሞ ቄሮዎች እና የጉራጌ ዘርማዎች አስፈላጊውን ትግል ቢያደርጉም፣ የእነሱ ትግል በብአዴን(አዴፓ) እና  በኦህዴድ(ኦዴፓ) የለውጥ ኃይሎች ባይታገዝ ኑሮ ለውጡ እውን ሊሆን አይችልም […]

ይመኑኝ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር፤ ክልላዊ አስተዳደርን ከብሄር ጋር የደባለቀው ህገመንግስቱ እንጂ ዜጎች አይደሉም

(ቴዎድሮስ ጸጋዬ) ክቡር ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር፣ የኢህአዴግን ጉባኤ ሲከፍቱ ያደረጉትን ንግግር ሰማሁ፡፡ በመልካም ቃላትና አረፍተነገሮች በጎ መንፈስ በሀገራችን ለማስፈን ያደረጉትን ሙከራ ተመልክቻለሁ፡፡ እሰየው፡፡ ነገር ግን፣ ክልላዊ አስተዳደርን ከብሄር ጋር አናምታታ ብለው ማለትዎን አየሁና ድምጼን ላሰማ ተነሳሁ፡፡ እውነት እውነት እልዎታለሁ፡፡ ይህንን ክልላዊ አስተዳደርን ከብሄር የመቀላቀል ቅሌት የሰራው የድርጅትዎ ግራ ርዕዮትና ከዝያ የተወለደው ህገመንግስት ነው፡፡ 1) ገና ሲጀምር የህገመንግስቱ […]

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FILE – In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 file photo, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a large rally in his support, in Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is expected to take the next steps this week on sweeping reforms announced under its new prime […]