Tokkumma Barattoota Oromoo Biyyaa Jarmanii (TBOJ)

Union of Oromo Students in Germany (UOSG)

Baga Nagaan dhuftan! Welcome!Herzlich Willkommen!

Beschwerdebrief der vereinigung der Oromo in Berlin e.V

Oromo Community in Berlin e.V.

c/o Dr. Sufian Weise

Warnitzer Str. 24

13057 Berlin

 

 

 

Deutsche Welle

 

Herrn Klaus Bergmann

Leiter Internationale Angelegenheiten

Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3

53113 Bonn

 

.............................................................................................................22.12.2013

 

 

 

Sehr geehrter Herr Bergmann,

 

 

We, members of the Oromo community e.V, herewith express our utter dismay and indignation at what was recently aired on Deutsche Welle: Amharic Service. In a program on December 8, 2013 a defamatory and discriminatory tirade against Oromo as a people was allowed unhindered; indeed encouraged by the host, purportedly as a discussion-program. We are saddened to see the institution of Deutsche Welle, hitherto respected for its democratic and human-right’s values enshrined in the Grundgesetz, being abused and reduced to an instrument of hate-propaganda against a whole people.

 

Our complaint is about hate-speech in the guise of free discussion and the promotion thereof. To begin with, a balanced representation for each side of the argument-line has not been observed; neither in numbers nor in their field of expertise: - two historians against one economist.

 

 

The declared aim of the afore mentioned program was to conduct a fair discussion about Oromo and Emperor Menelik II, a man of whom there is ample historical records about his genocidal war of conquest in late 19th early 20th century. Alone from the Oromo, 5 million were estimated to have been uprooted, ravaged and massacred by Menelik’s colonial army. Menelik was known among Oromos as butcher-of-humans, famous for his brutality, cutting off women’s breasts and smashing children’s heads.

 

The pervasive tone in this Amhara dominated program was not only about denying the atrocities committed against the Oromo and other conquered peoples, but went further to effectively dehumanize the Oromo, questioning whether Oromos had an identity and history of their own. To mention some of those inflammatory remarks: - one of the participants went to the extent of questioning the very name of “Oromo” and labelled Oromo history as “myth and fiction”. In doing so, he was suggesting the need to revive the derogatory name “Galla” as appropriate. He further arrogantly stated that the “gadaa System” of the Oromos was synonymous with terror and destruction. This is just a blatant anti-Oromo statement. Actually the Gadaa System is known for exactly the opposite reason: - as an egalitarian, open and democratic traditional system of governance.

 

 

Lastly we would like to share something only those who are immediately affected are privy to. In recent two or three years, there is a marked upsurge of activity by Amhara elements to regain their lost role as the undisputed masters of the colonial empire of Ethiopia: - at least on the propaganda front here in diaspora. We feel we have reason to believe that the facilities of the respected DW are being misused towards this end.

 

We demand that the management of the great DW institution:

 

1. Investigate the point of our complaint and take appropriate measures in case of misconduct.

2. Take appropriate measures to preempt future recurrence.

 

Best regards,

 

Dr. Sufian Weise

Oromo Community in Berlin e.V.

Vorsitzender

 

 

C.C.

Herr Dr. Johannes Hoffmann

Leiter Unternehmenskommunikation und Pressesprecher

Frau Dagmar Engel

Chefredakteurin

Frau Ute Schaeffer

Chefredakteurin

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Ethiopia is a federal republic. On August 20, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) elected then deputy prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn to take Meles’s place as chairman of the party. The EPRDF subsequently nominated him for the post of prime minister. On September 21, parliament elected Hailemariam as prime minister. In national parliamentary elections in 2010, the EPRDF and affiliated parties won 545 of 547 seats to remain in power for a fourth consecutive five-year term. Although the relatively few international officials allowed to observe the elections concluded technical aspects of the vote were handled competently, some also noted that an environment conducive to free and fair elections was not in place prior to the election.

 

Security forces generally reported to civilian authorities; however, there were instances in which special police and local militias acted independently of civilian control. The most significant human rights problems included restrictions on freedom of expression and association through politically motivated trials and convictions of opposition political figures, activists, journalists, and bloggers, as well as increased restrictions on print media. In July security forces used force against and arrested Muslims who protested against alleged government interference in religious affairs. The government continued restrictions on civil society and non governmental organization (NGO) activities imposed by the Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSO).

 

Other human rights problems included arbitrary killings; allegations of torture, beating, abuse, and mistreatment of detainees by security forces; reports of harsh and at times life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary arrest and detention; detention without charge and lengthy pretrial detention; a weak, overburdened judiciary subject to political influence; infringement on citizens’ privacy rights, including illegal searches; allegations of abuses in the implementation of the government’s “villagization” program; restrictions on academic freedom; restrictions on freedom of assembly, association, and movement; alleged interference in religious affairs; limits on citizens’ ability to change their government; police, administrative, and judicial corruption; violence and societal discrimination against women and abuse of children; female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); exploitation of children for economic and sexual purposes; trafficking in persons; societal discrimination against persons with disabilities; clashes between ethnic minorities; discrimination against persons based on their sexual orientation and against persons with HIV/AIDS; limits on worker rights; forced labor; and child labor, including forced child labor.

 

Impunity was a problem. The government, with some reported exceptions, generally did not take steps to prosecute or otherwise punish officials who committed abuses other than corruption. Factions of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), an ethnically based, violent, and fragmented separatist group operating in the Somali Region, were responsible for abuses. Members of the separatist Afar Revolutionary Democratic Union Front (ARDUF) claimed responsibility for a January attack on a group of foreign tourists in the Afar Region.

 

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USA state Departement

 

(OPride) – Members of Oromo community in North America and guests from around the world will converge on Minnesota this week for soccer tournament, concerts, and community conventions.

 

Officially dubbed Oromo Week , the convention will start this afternoon with an opening game between Seattle’s Madda Walabu and Minnesota’s own T.T.L Stars.

 

The Oromo Sports Federation in North America’s (OSFNA) official opening ceremony will promptly begin at 7:30, according to OSFNA. Founded in 1995, one of OSFNA’s grand missions is to create opportunities for North Americans to learn more about Oromo culture and history. read more

 

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Named after the German Nobel Prize winner for iterature, the Heinrich Böll Foundation is an NGO promoting democracy and human rights. It is leaving Ethiopia in protest against restrictions on its activities.

 

"The closure of the office in Ethiopia is a sign of protest by the foundation against the ongoing restrictions on civil rights and freedom of speech" said a statement released by the Heinrich Böll Foundation explaining why they had closed their office in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. read more

*To read the full Report of the Conference held at the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees in German please clik on the piture above

 

(Qeerroo.org) – Jiraattota magaalaa Finfinnee kanneen ta’an Oromooti jireenya nagaa jiraatanii fi sabboonummaa qaban humna ergamtoota Wayyaaneen adamfamaa akka jiranii fi hidhaa hin beekamnetti geeffamaa akka jiran gabaasi Qeerroo Finfinnee addeessa. Hanga ammaatti Oromooti maqaan isaanii argamee fi bakka amma jiraatanii irraa hidhaman keessaa gariin akka armaa gadiiti.

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Since the end of 19th century Oromo and the majority of Ethiopian peoples have been victims of open and systematic genocide polices of successive Abyssinian ruling classes. Historical records have been indicating that the majority of peoples in Ethiopia have been living in environments characterized by unabated killings, repression, and oppressions orchestrated by successive tyrant and dictatorial regimes for more than a century. Groups or individuals who dare to raise the question of their identity are considered as the enemies of the empire and languish in the tyranny jail. Read More

 

 

March 23, 2012 (Qeerroo) – Student Jirenya Ragassa was one of the peaceful demonstrators who were convinced to speak out against injustice and to work for democracy and rule of law, in a country where unspeakable mess is going on by an organized gang and self appointed “Government of Ethiopia”.

 

It is a conviction of tyrants that crushing dissents is the only way to move forwards. They don’t have the courage to face the bitter truth and brave hearts of their own citizens. By so doing, they exacerbate the already complex and unbearable situation and push the matter further to the brink. By killing one, they will help the birth of thousands and millions of Jirenya, who are ready to fight to the end for the right and dignity of their people and their land.

 

That is exactly what is happening right at the hero memorial held for Jirenya in different part of Wollega. They have vowed to keep their promise to each other and to the soul of Jirenya, that his sacrifice will inspire their life and their struggle until they achieve their goal. Students and fellow Oromo’s in Haroo, Limmuu, Diggaa, Saasiggaa, Eebantuu, Kiiramuu, Dhukkee, Dongoroo, Amuruu, Jaartee and other places have held a candle light ceremony in his remembrance, chanting and vowing to keep the cause going.

 

Jirenya has lived an exemplary life and had paid the biggest sacrifice for the cause of his people. He preferred to die on his feet than to live on his knees, leaving the rest of the job behind for us.

 

Let’s move the barrier, let’s make the monster in 4 kilo and his brutality only a matter history. Let us act NOW!!!

 

–Qeerroo

 

(OPride) — The U.S. government on Friday commended activists, netizens, and journalists for their courage in advocating for universal human rights and expressed concern over the heightened crackdown on civil liberties, rebuking several countries for shrinking the space for journalists and activists.

 

In its 36th annual report of human rights practices around the world, the State Department criticized the increased suppression of freedoms of expression, assembly, association and religion. The report said governments continued to repress or attack the means by which individuals organize and “demand better performance from their rulers” by instituting new impending laws throughout 2012. Read More

 

Guyyaan Gootota Oromoo magalaa Munshin keessatti Sirna Hoo’aan kabajame olee

 

Tokkummaa Baratoota Oromo Biyyaa Jarmani dame Munshin /TBOM/ saganta kabajjaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo geggefachuuf miseensoota isaaf Oromoota nannoo magalaa Munshin afeera godhee akka saganteefateetti sagantaa isaa milkii gariidhaaan xumuratte jira.

 

Akkumma beekamu sagantan irra jaalan walsimana hirmatoota,eeba mangudoota, sirna ibsa /shamma/ yaadannoo gootota QBOfi waregamani, jaalewwan dargagoo ta qabsoo Oromoo keessatti qoda gudda qabanin, Ibsa seena qabeesumma guyyaa gootota Oromoo Obbo Kasim Alitiin; Gahe gootowwaan Oromo QBO keessatti Obbo Getachew Chamadattin; Walaloo mata dureen isaa “Oromiyyaa kiyaa” kan jedhamuu dhagefachuun; gahee gootowan Oromo QBO keessatti argamisisaniif haala QBO yeroo amma irra jiruuf gara fuula duratti kan jedhu obbo abba Milkitin ibsa kenname sirna caaaqafameera. Read more

 

After the activist group in the name of the oromo Oromo Dialogue Forum (ODF) has announced the formation of a new political organization called Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) or Adda Dimokiraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) on March 28, 2013, Read More

 

Wikileaks files on the Oromo movement under the leadership of Gen.Tadesse Biru & Col. Hailu Regassa

 

(the gulele post) Wikileaks, which has bee shaking the global security, diplomatic and economic establishments, by acquiring and publicly releasing highly secretive US cables, have recently seven files containing information that shows what US diplomatic and intelligence services knew about General Tasesse Birru’s effort to launch armed struggle during this period. Read more

 

What’s Next for the Oromo People?

 

 

General Tadesse Birruu’s son, Kasa Tadesse, passes away

 

 

Ethiopia: Academic Institutions Are Meant to Teach; Not to Serve As Political Tools

 

OSA’s Appeal Letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the Conflict in Eastern Oromia

 

 

Waamicha hiriira nagaa magaalaa Berlinitti.

 

Guyyaa 02.05.2014

 

Gara Oromoota hunda.

 

Lammii keenya nagaan haa gayuu.

 

Akka hundi keenya quba qabnuutti, yeroo amma kana mootummaan TPLF / EPRDF biyya keenya Oromiyaa jeeqaa , hunkuraa , uummata Oromoo mana hidhaatti guura fi ajjeesa jira.

 

Haala kana akka lammii Oromootti cal jennee ilaalu hin qabnuu.

Kanaaf, uummata keenya isa daraaramaa, dhiignii isaa dhangalaa fi dhumaa jiru, sagalee isa ta `u dhaan, mootummoota addunyaatti beeksisuuf, waamicha hiriira nagaa isinii goone.

 

Ajjeechaa, hidhaa fi reebichii Oromoo irra gayaa jiru kun na ilaala, lammii irra qaba, lammii kootu dhiignii isaa dhangalaa jira kan jedhuu hundii, hiriira kana irratti qooda fudhachuu qaba jenne hubana.

 

 

Tokkummaan humna!

 

Tokkummaan waliin dirmanee, biyya keenya fi saba keenyaaf haa dhaabanuu.

 

Guyyaa hiriira: 09.05.2014

Bakka: Bundeskanzleramt fuula dura ( auf dem Platz zwischen Paul-Löbe-Allee und Otto-von-Bismark-Allee )

Yeroo ( Sa `aa ) : 9,00

 

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Koree Hojii Gaggeessitu-Hawaasa Oromoo Barliin (KHG-HOB)