Heavy battles in Somali capital – BBC

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Very heavy fighting between EthiopianWoyanne troops and insurgents has broken out in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. (more…)

Very heavy fighting between EthiopianWoyanne troops and insurgents has broken out in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Reports say several people have died in the morning battles taking place in three areas close to the stadium.

EthiopianWoyanne forces supporting the interim government have moved in reinforcements in a bid to crush Islamist fighters.

The UN says Mogadishu is facing a “humanitarian catastrophe” with some 80,000 people fleeing the fighting within the past three days.

Uncertainty

The EthiopianWoyanne forces engaged fighters who have been conducting guerrilla-style attacks on them since the beginning of the year.
The insurgents are loyal to a group of Islamic courts which were expelled from Somalia after briefly controlling much of central and southern parts of the country.

It is also reported that local residents have also been firing at EthiopianWoyanne forces.

There was heavy fighting at the weekend, and according to eyewitnesses the fighting in the past few hours has been more intense and casualties have been numerous.

International aid agencies have warned of an unfolding humanitarian crisis in parts of Somalia since the fighting began last week.

This warning came as Somali faces further uncertainty after its prime minister, Ali Mohammed Ghedi, resigned on Monday.

About 40 aid agencies working in Somalia have said the fighting has cut off their ability to respond effectively to the needs of the displaced people.

According to the UN some 400,000 displaced people are now living in camps in towns outside Mogadishu, which include Afgooye.

Somali’s transitional government is struggling to impose it authority on the country and its forces and their EthiopianWoyanne allies face daily attacks from insurgents.

  1. Hayal
    | #1

    Dear brothers hating woyanie is one thing but what we should have to know is that those who are dying in somalia is our brothers who are forcefully send to somalia by dictaters who dont care about them; these soldiers join the military due to luck of any other means of and job opportunity in there country so please atleast we need to be symphathetic for them these soldiers always call and shout to Germany DW radio that they are there against there will and demand ethiopians help all over the world for their returning back.

  2. Sodere man
    | #2

    You are entitle to your opinion despite all of it is wrong and false.

    Leader(s) are coming a going. Parties also are created and dissolved. But the country existence must be 100% guaranteed. Have you any idea what ICU was doing in its short existence ruling southern Somalia? They were constantly on a propaganda attack against Ethiopia declaring a holy war as it was happened in 1529-1543 Ahmed Gragn Islamic against Christian war and that lead to the mass Galla migration to the Ethiopian highlands and the lowlands adal(Afar) territories and fragmented the Abyssinian kingdom in to mesafints for 300 years.

    Are you telling us here that the Ethiopian people have to allow to happen them again? Before the mighty Ethiopian force decided to hunt all of them such Alqida, OLF (including the Islamic wing), ONLF and shabia itself had basses in ICU controlled Somalia with aim to attack Ethiopia as worst it should be?

    I have disagreements with the govt policy, but regarding the country sovereignty, they are the best. Do you think those in US for look like honeymoon visit would guarantee the Ethiopian people the sense of security? No. The day they get chances to rule the country, it will be the day the raise of the Islamic fundamentalist in Ethiopia and bad to Africa and the world.

    Yes, the govt has to work hard and quick in order to heal itself from Ethnic and kilil policy and must motivate all Ethiopians to feel first as Ethiopians and become free to live and work in the country wherever and whenever they want/like. But as long as all the alqida types Islamic terrorists(OLF and ONLF) and shabia itself are not wiped out from Somalia, the Ethiopian solders will stay there.

    Here you are talking about a fraction of one Somalia clan/hawyee clan. The rest (4 of the Somalia 5 clans) are happy about Ethiopian being there. Believe me this is the only way Somalia will get finally peace.

    Don’t insult the brave, hero and mighty Ethiopian forces. They are dying for their country and you are laying about them ? shame on you.

  3. Damitew
    | #3

    Dear Hayal:
    As you discrbed them brothers, i call them mersinaries don’t diserve any kind of sympathy. I argue your point of view because you are saying that it is ok to and kill childrens in somalia since they don’t have job. I guess that is the measure of humanity to know when to say no. Your argument is not valid human life precious and no one has a right to take it even if they don’t have job or food other wise it will imply that even canibalism is ok if some one doesn’t have food to eat. In the first place they shouldn’t join this kind army which is not representing the ethiopian ppls interest rather campign on its own ppls. we have seen this ppls killing innocent children in addis and i can imagine what they can do to those Somalians. Even if after they join TPLF army they have to have the guts to say no for the killing of innocent ppls but rather they are enjoing the killing and rapping in mogadishu and they don’t deserve any sympathy other than condemination.
    They have to die like adog there.

  4. enathager
    | #4

    those fighting in somalia against the ppl of somalia are not our brothers they are willing servant of the woyane regime. they are not forced to go to somalia they can earn living without killing innocent ppl. they get paid to kill civilian on the street of mokadisho today, as they did yesterday on the street of addis. so if you call them brothers they are your brothers as you are part of the evil race who sold our land to the enemy. somalins are poor like us they don’t want war.when weyanne gives eritria away he claim he done it for the sake of peace we lost our land we see no peace as it was claimed.

  5. adan rodriguez
    | #5

    Mr sodere: first of all your name doesn’t explain you very well!becoz sodere is the recreation place of oromia located in east shoa zone(the one you are conspiring of).so you need to change your name and try to find another name from your Neftegna familly!!

    with this your nasty mind you are trying to say many things about the Ethio political agenda.you are acting as you don’t care about our brothers who are dying in Somaliya.you are siting somewherelse in the west and knead about others.I know you are poodle!!!!

    And also you are breathing some thing jelousy about the greatest ethinic oromo’s booming.if you know history, Ethiopia is began to stand as a country after the arogant habeshans composed all the presnt regions by campagn.before that the semetic familly land was Abysinia which is located northern central part of the country lying North at river Abay.though, I need you not to say the Oromos/Gallas are immigrants to the land of Ethiopia ok!!!

    Nverthless,if you say OROMOS are immigrants so to whom do you think that our present green land is belongs? is that for Habeshans?no..no..no..this is fraud!!

    you olso stated that oromos are the cause for the fragmentetion of the zemene mesafint.is ras Gshu of gojjjjaaaaam and other Rases of semetic familly that led the country to these crisis….are they Oromos????-you even don’t know these.

    Finally,if I say little things d/fernt:when we try to be a brother hood you are ignoring us.when we try to isolate our selves from you,you gonna cry so what would be the solution???

    shame on you sodere.

  6. | #6

    WHAT GOES AROUND IT COMES AROUND.
    please separate yourself this immatured regime.
    They do not care for the comming east african generation as long as they please their bosses.

  7. Meskerme 2
    | #7

    Very heavy fighting between “Ethiopian Woyanne troops” and insurgents has broken out in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. what dose that mene? which is you guys do not reconaze our troops. or you don’t konw the mening what the nation of ethiopia is? i thought your leaders told us to work with EPRDF for some sort of comen interst. i don’t konw why you guys always disrespact our soldger. pleas you sould corract it. Abugeda’s i like you. do it what i suggest you.

  8. hr
    | #8

    if you don’t consider woyane and so many millions of woyane supporters ethiopians, then please don’t ruin the name of CUD. if CUD means dis-owning millions of pro-woyane ethiopians, then CUD is not needed in ethiopia.

    by the way, if you don’t recognize woyane and if you rather support woyane’s enemies, don’t cry claiming woyane killed protestors. afterall, if woyane is your enemy, everyone is in state of war.

  9. barsisa ganamo
    | #9

    our troops dying there in neghbor somali they have a great difference with the FETNOS once killing protestors in addis.we have to know that the soldiers there are a particular person like you and me.the difference is they are in milltary for the sake of their life and you are here to blame theme and another ethinic groups with out any consideration.

    If you know our militery killed by somali insurgents are the heros that protect the entire country from shaibya invesion.don’t forget once you were singing for them.

    Ato Meles’s regime is another thing our troops are other…think before you speak.

    mehayim hula.

  10. | #10

    i am somali, look what going on in mogdisho.
    this is new
    Somalia: Five Ethiopian soldiers and two civilian died in a fierce combat in Mogadishu Somalia

    Mogadishu 02, Nov.07 ( Sh.M.Network)- Seven of which five are Ethiopian soldiers died in a very dreadful battle which was active for hours between the Ethiopian troops and the strongly opposing group in the Somali city of Mogadishu. The fights mainly erupted at the 30th street and around the industrial area.

    The skirmish came after Ethiopian troops stormed at some sections of Hodan Holwadag, Wardegley and Yaqsshi districts and in this places the Ethiopian troops faced a very harsh resistant from the other group.

    Later on the battle escalated to some other parts of the city. Between Bar Ubah and Black sea the bodies of three people were seen lying on the ground two of the three were Ethiopian troops and the other was a civilian.

    Likewise there were some other fights which occurred at Gupta a section of Deynile district and it was as well between the Ethiopian troops and those against their presence.

    The corpses of three Ethiopian troops were brought at Bar ubah intersection and placed right in the mid of the junction as the residents of the area told Shabelle.

    There were also demonstrations at Bar Ubah against the Ethiopian troops, the people in the area burnt tyres in and along the street of Bar Ubah. The Ethiopian troops went back to the bases, but still sporadic gun shots could be heard.

    There were also three explosions at Suqa holaha targeted at Ethiopian troops coming into Suqa holaha, but the damages of those blasts are not manifest as an eyewitness told Shabelle radio.

    The conflicts were many today and there was also another battle at Barakat cemetery this battle was also between the Ethiopian troops and the opposing group.

    There are no reports regarding the participations of Somali government soldiers in today’s battles in Mogadishu.

    These combats of today coincide with a time when Banadir administration said that they had stopped operations in the city. It is not yet manifest the reason behind today’s combat carried out by the Ethiopian troops. The regional administration of Mogadishu stopped operations after they had received a request from Hawiya clan elders.

    Shabelle Media Network Somalia
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  11. | #11

    i am somali,look what going on in mogdisho.
    this is new.
    Mogadishu 02, Nov.07 ( Sh.M.Network)- Seven of which five are Ethiopian soldiers died in a very dreadful battle which was active for hours between the Ethiopian troops and the strongly opposing group in the Somali city of Mogadishu. The fights mainly erupted at the 30th street and around the industrial area.

    The skirmish came after Ethiopian troops stormed at some sections of Hodan Holwadag, Wardegley and Yaqsshi districts and in this places the Ethiopian troops faced a very harsh resistant from the other group.

    Later on the battle escalated to some other parts of the city. Between Bar Ubah and Black sea the bodies of three people were seen lying on the ground two of the three were Ethiopian troops and the other was a civilian.

    Likewise there were some other fights which occurred at Gupta a section of Deynile district and it was as well between the Ethiopian troops and those against their presence.

    The corpses of three Ethiopian troops were brought at Bar ubah intersection and placed right in the mid of the junction as the residents of the area told Shabelle.

    There were also demonstrations at Bar Ubah against the Ethiopian troops, the people in the area burnt tyres in and along the street of Bar Ubah. The Ethiopian troops went back to the bases, but still sporadic gun shots could be heard.

    There were also three explosions at Suqa holaha targeted at Ethiopian troops coming into Suqa holaha, but the damages of those blasts are not manifest as an eyewitness told Shabelle radio.

    The conflicts were many today and there was also another battle at Barakat cemetery this battle was also between the Ethiopian troops and the opposing group.

    There are no reports regarding the participations of Somali government soldiers in today’s battles in Mogadishu.

    These combats of today coincide with a time when Banadir administration said that they had stopped operations in the city. It is not yet manifest the reason behind today’s combat carried out by the Ethiopian troops. The regional administration of Mogadishu stopped operations after they had received a request from Hawiya clan elders.

    Shabelle Media Network Somalia

  12. | #12

    i am somali, look what going on in mogdhio.
    this is new
    Mogadishu 02, Nov.07 ( Sh.M.Network)- Seven of which five are Ethiopian soldiers died in a very dreadful battle which was active for hours between the Ethiopian troops and the strongly opposing group in the Somali city of Mogadishu. The fights mainly erupted at the 30th street and around the industrial area.

    The skirmish came after Ethiopian troops stormed at some sections of Hodan Holwadag, Wardegley and Yaqsshi districts and in this places the Ethiopian troops faced a very harsh resistant from the other group.

    Later on the battle escalated to some other parts of the city. Between Bar Ubah and Black sea the bodies of three people were seen lying on the ground two of the three were Ethiopian troops and the other was a civilian.

    Likewise there were some other fights which occurred at Gupta a section of Deynile district and it was as well between the Ethiopian troops and those against their presence.

    The corpses of three Ethiopian troops were brought at Bar ubah intersection and placed right in the mid of the junction as the residents of the area told Shabelle.

    There were also demonstrations at Bar Ubah against the Ethiopian troops, the people in the area burnt tyres in and along the street of Bar Ubah. The Ethiopian troops went back to the bases, but still sporadic gun shots could be heard.

    There were also three explosions at Suqa holaha targeted at Ethiopian troops coming into Suqa holaha, but the damages of those blasts are not manifest as an eyewitness told Shabelle radio.

    The conflicts were many today and there was also another battle at Barakat cemetery this battle was also between the Ethiopian troops and the opposing group.

    There are no reports regarding the participations of Somali government soldiers in today’s battles in Mogadishu.

    These combats of today coincide with a time when Banadir administration said that they had stopped operations in the city. It is not yet manifest the reason behind today’s combat carried out by the Ethiopian troops. The regional administration of Mogadishu stopped operations after they had received a request from Hawiya clan elders.

    Shabelle Media Network Somalia

  13. | #13

    this is not good for ethiopia, many ethiopians sldiers are deaing in somalia

  14. fish
    | #14

    let them burn what are they doing in somalia why not they bild a road in ethiopia if they have nothing to do rather than killing humN BEING THIS PRIMITIVE AGAMES

  15. kebe
    | #15

    Barsisa!!
    What is the difference between weyane and Sahbiya for the Ethiopian Mass?
    When weyane claimed defending Ethiopia , which part of Ethiopia was it defending?
    The war with shabiya was not and will not be our war (Ethiopian mass). The same principle goes to the war in Somalia. The weyane snitched power from the mass killing 200 people and didn’t have the mandate to start a war in Somalia. They create and fed the “alquida in Somalia” panic to the US and acted against their own creation, to destroy the ghost they themselves created. They did all this so that the US will “forgive” them of the 200 innocent bloods they spill on the streets of Addis just like a master forgives his slave. And they did. We wont forgive them. The war is not ours. It is made by our killers so that they get more weapon and power from their master. Sorry!! the master cares more about its interest and certainly we are not even close to that category.
    \Bottom line, the war with Eritrea or the war with Somalia is not ours. In Eritrea case they have given Assab without even consulting our intellectuals. Now they call us to fight for Badme.

  16. Adem
    | #16

    I have a dream that one day the war-lordism and dictatorship in Eritrea,Ethiopia,Somalia and the Sudan shall perish.

    I have a dream that one day these counries will be truly independent for they shall not any longer be battling grounds for and subservient to the needs of global and regional powers.

    I have a dream that one day the kindred people of these nations will be unified in freedom, democracy,prosperity and peace.

    I have a dream, my friends and a dream for life is stonger than death.

  17. Sodere man
    | #17

    Adan Rodriguez,

    Why don’t you like my name? Is your name comes from your Origin you came from (Rodriguez)? Yes, it doesn’t matter who is wrong and who is right, you think you are always right and you will get your way. Too funny and childish idea is going on inside you ‘strangers.’

    Don’t take it personal. We have to learn talking openly and frankly based on the truth. What I have read from your posting the same with few look like you, all is false, wrong and full of lies.

    Well documented History by eyewitnesses including from Europe and Arab nations at the time says about the mass Galla migration in to the Abyssinian territory with massacre and evil behaviours. There are hundreds books written since the 16 century about. My writing here is just a kind of discussion to make you understand about and to behave normally. Facts are written by historians and you can find the books inside and outside the country including at very known universities. As long as we are not dealing with the truth, tons of lies will not make one truth and bring solution. No matter you do, you cannot change the truth.

    No one denies about the oromos being Ethiopians. The vast majority I can say more than 95% are proud and happy Ethiopians. They even have no idea the kind of your look likes (most of them are living in abroad) are causing troubles in their name. You are talking about Oromo land, separation and blah blah that is a kind of thief behaviour to take somebody’s property.
    Before talking about something else that will never materialized what do you think about the Boren, Arsi and Guji? Are all of them the same? What they are thinking among each other? What about the Selale Oromos that are the vast majorities mixed with the rest of Ethiopians meaning they are not pure oromos? What about mixed Ethiopians counted as oromos but when you see their outlook they look like not pure Oromo at all but True habeshas?

    Mr, Rodriguez from Spain?
    You have lots things a head to clarify if you are continuing with the idea you are suffering from. Don’t be emotional and angry. The way you and your look likes thinking about Ethiopia will never work. Don’t talk about your history started from the end of the 19-dentury while living in the territory that was ruled by Abyssinians at least for 3000 years. It is a shameful talking 100 years history and claim something to take from a 3000 years history.

    I have no problem with you or anybody else as a person. But I don’t like the way you are dealing about Ethiopia with your doctrine called oromia/oromo. There is no Oromia but Ethiopia. There is no only Oromo but about 70 Ethnic groups. You are one against at least with 69. Think about it. Because of one the 69 will never suffer.

    Your behaviour is exactly the same if the newly arrived in Australia, US, Canada, Latin America, South Africa or the likes would say towards the native people “you are occupied our land. We will separation from you. We were here before you and similar approaches supporting with fabrication stories and fiction histories to make them and the international community believe as you are intending to do in Ethiopia. I’m expecting after some years, you also will do the same to others where you are living in Europe, US or anywhere that it is your territory and you want for yourself accusing the natives as immigrants. Man clean your mind. Be Ethiopian. And live a peaceful and prosper live together with all Ethiopians.

  18. adan rodriguez
    | #18

    you say what??? are you still abjuring the Abysinian teritory is looks like the present Ethiopia? for your astonishment you are also trying to advice me to read the Ethiopian History that was written by your dictator famillies, shame on you again.you are also proud of your self for being abroad for a long time, so who cares??I am proud of my country it’s name is OROMIA!!

    your wriggled fatigue that you have been doing to mislead our history is irreverent!! that is true you have a 3000 useless history.but it was only specified in the north central part of the present Ethiopia.before that we had our own culture,religion,Geda administration extra extra..the then your familly taked it away.they call us GALLA and made us unconfidential.this was the way that they did againest other ethinic groups too.you gave the name GUDELLA for haddiya people,WELAMO for welayita,HADHICHO for sidama…this was prefered to rule the other innocent people by force and to expand the little Abysinia teritorry which was only restricted in the northen highlands.you know that in your 3000 history you plaughed all the land you have without re substituting the plants as todays your flactuated ecosystem.then,when you know this you are claiming our land as it was yours…’am laughing hardly…!!!

    you say,Oromos have the history of only 100 yrs.that means do you doubt that these huge peole were created just after 100yrs.your brothers depending on their authority they only wrote your history after they burried ours and others.why you spur me to to think about that.so many shames on you sodere!!!

    whatever you think our peoples are there to decide on his political way.that means,we have a full right to live with you or to leave you.

    we w’ll only ready to leave with you when you keep your tangue against the curieous oromo people.in the name of unity or Ethiopia it would be better if you and your parents stop to try taking on the other clan.we are not gonna to revenge your famillies but we have a dream to organize our history,to keep our property,to live freely with out ethinic abuse..etc.we don’t need you to construct a cub web on our journey again…..that is passed.yesterday was yours today our comunity has incredible needs to be full filled.plz forget us and focus on your previous history(insted of work).try not to assail us verbally again.we need a peace and we hate your usual gossip.nobody refuse you talking about your abyssinia and north Abay but donot try to tell us as we have division.if sellale is your neghbour is that mean intermingled with you? you did another mistake here.

    and I’LL never say u bye…try to learn more things ahead.

  19. Anbesa
    | #19

    mr adan rodriguez ,

    don’t tell me you are oromo with that name?
    oh! are you one of the few of us (oromo) people, who really thinks we are Latin’s origin?
    well, i as an oromo do not think so. As an oromo i am an african, and proud, and ethiopian too. Let me tell you something, my little brain friend, i mean if there is any brain in that big head of yours at all. If you think, you represnt us, no you don’t, and if you think you are origin Latino, i think you got to go and find your own oromia in South America,….and please! stop saying things about our country.
    But i have to say i’m well impressed with your knowledge of SODERE’s geographical location!!!!
    is that what Issayas Afeworki, promised to give you. After you finish lik’n his Ass? yea! i think so too. or you are an eritrean, with Italian, root. In that case i will allow that name. And just be ready, we are com’n to get ya!!! baby boy!. I mean i can promise to give you a really good picture of Sodere….see we ethiopians are not that bad at all!!!

  20. senayit
    | #20

    who is saying there is a difference race between gujis,selales and Borena? can you tell me the difference between Gojjame or gondiyare? this is not good.

  21. wow
    | #21

    fuck all…

  22. hikiki..
    | #22

    are you guys healthy? i don’t think so…how can beleived on them[CDU] they are on fighting to get the power each other eko….i have one thing to tell you, if u accept it good for you, if not fuck off…ok…if they are ok to get sucrified on behalf of their ppl, so y didn’they keep arguing with gov’t, and y did they signed up..Mr Hailu Shawl said that he signed cos the prisoners with him were all had kids…and he also had said during the past regime” derg ” that he was working as a tererist to servive life of his kids….but the EPRDF or TPLF was fighting and got sacrified on behalf of his ppl….and still no one will come as best as the EPRDF….huh? damn ass all?…

  23. aden rodriguez
    | #23

    Ishi yene Anbasha/anbesa,it was funny.even if you are calling yourself as a citizen of oromo you would not act like this.you may be born in oromia from Habesha immigrants but being oromo and acting as oromo is definetly differnt!we have no enemy except fugitive goiter immigrants living with us for the sake their shalter & food.that is why you and your desciples are gradually claiming our land.if we learn some thing from you it was fornication and disease.

    concerning my name, rodriguez is my pen pal name with my spanish friends at school(as they had oromo born name & another reasons).anyways,your goose has no the sprit of oromo.

    since me is the original oromo you maight not tell me about Oromia’s geography.for your areas name there is a place DALLOL in Eritrea as we know in Afar.

    hey my bull,I will not excpect different things from magician born.donot mumble on me!!I have no a place for mustard.

    you call your self as Ethiopian,and considering the northern history as the story of all ethinic groups in the country.we always reading MENILIK or OTHER habeshans as the only heros.in the mater of fact there were alot of heroes in oromia or every where else among in all ethinic groups but your ansestors delete others history and brought it as the only..zare man yichalih??? you grow well in the comunity who believes in myth and ignorant.

    you need to know that Oromo whorse worriers was among the heros during adwa Battle who protect the country from Italian envasion.

    It is an irrifutable fact that there would no Ethiopia with out the significant contribution of the oromo people at all.U selfish!!

    you are not oromo.you are a Raven saint!!

    you the 3yrs old kid…try to learn a radical history of the country.donot try to squash others belongingness.

  24. woyane
    | #24

    Thanks hikiki,

    I am amazed,why the diaspora doesn’t learn from it’s past mistake.We,at EPRDF Corner have a gut to die for our country.We know that what you die for,its Money…ki.ki.ki.YOU see when it becomes a matter of Money (KIL) Dr.Birhanu and KIC ( Eng.Halilu) become quarelled.I was amazed before,why this guys engage in politics and i noted that engaging in Politics will earn you more money than teaching in Us Universities and Running a private businnes.Learn from your mistakes men!People lough on you at home!Amazing alech Bedru Adem

    Chao!

  25. fish
    | #25

    why do you think tamirat layne,what was his name that stupid tegadalay yea siye abraham is it not money? leba hula

  26. fish
    | #26

    why do you think meles and tamirat layne,what was his name that stupid tegadalay yea siye abraham qurell is it not for money? leba hula

  27. Efrem
    | #27

    dont you know that money is the government of every thing in the world? CUD as a political party it is the composition of fascist thieves to buy or to sell the counry.does Enginer Hailo was not involved during Derg regime? he by him self spoke doing this for the sake of his kidds? so can we say this guy or the so many sons of fitawraris that are leading CUD are the real politicians? all of them are the well triend thieves.

    Let us think about these guys..when they fight each other for money how they will kill eachother when they became us a government.

    including Debebe seyfu,the former our lidatu,the profesor by himself…all these were the participants during Sillasie and mengistu.they are eating by two sided knife.

    practising politics for money or for spesific profit is the worst thing in the world.

    CUD is not a political party at all.

  28. surafel
    | #28

    Ato sodere,

    you need to know that Africa is the land of the major cushitic familly,Cam and others.we can only found the semes in the present North Africa and Central north Ethiopia.Dont say Oromos are immigrants.

    If you think like this we’ll send you back to Esia across red sea.my brother Rodguez is correct then corect.

    yemanim mete!!

  29. Adem
    | #29

    Dear Aden, thank you for letting us know how you feel being an Oromo.I think there are many who feel like you do.I wish they too take up their pens and share with us how they feel.It is very important that all of you our Oromo brothers and sisters air out these deep seated grievances the way you do.We,the rest of us, must listen with deep respect and keen empathy I acknowledge that these grievances are historic,actual and real.They need to be addressed seriously,calmly and in a rational way.In the interest of mutual understanding,we must therefore avoid inflammatory or abusive language,try our best not to assume self-defensive postures,rather be open or receptive to each others criticism and willing to learn from one another.There certainly is a lot we can learn from one another and need to rectify.This is a relationship of equals and reflecting this we must engage in constant dialogue.
    Let me then make a couple of comments on what my brother Aden says.
    He says”…you need to know Oromo whorse worriers was among the heros during Adwa battle who protect the country from Italian envasion…” This is absolutely true.The defence minister and the great generals of Ethiopia’s army headed by King Menelik in the battle of Adwa were all Oromos.Without the war leadership of Ras Gobena,Dejach Balcha,Dejach Gebreegziabher of Nekemtie and Fitawrari Habtegiorgis and the spirited and heroic fight of tens of thousands of Oromo cavalry-men and women,Adwa’s victory was unthinkable.Thanks to their valour and sacrifice it was possible to score Africa’s greatest victory over Europian Colonialism.So,the Adwa victory was purchased by the precious blood of our Oromo ancestors as much as by any body else’s.

    My brother Aden also says”…it is an irrifutable fact that there would no Ethiopia without the significant contribution of the Oromo people at all …”.This again is the absolute truth.The Oromo contributions are many and varied.They don’t confine to anti-colonial struggles alone.What,for instance, is Ethiopian Athletics without an Oromo input.

    One of Ethiopia’s gifts to the world,coffe,our black gold and until recently our main national export,comes from the Oromo lands.

    The hide which we have been hugely exporting in the past and which the current rulers of our country now exploit for the leather industry again comes mainly from the Oromo lands.

    On other hand, one of the most distinguished Ethiopian intellectuals in the first half of the last century was the great educationalist, oral historian and shrewd businessman Blatta Deressa Amente of Wollega.Another one in the same period was the great biblical scholar Anasimos Nesib of Illubabor.These however are only two of the many Oromo scholars that can be mentioned.There have been many great men and women of Oromo origin who have contributed to the intellectual, cultural and political life of our nation.Yet, their history and life works have not been properly celebrated and amply recorded to reach us & the future generations.This invisibility or even marginalization of the Oromo not just in the history of the nation but also in the economic and political lives of the country is,I think, what brothers like Aden are up against and we need to find solutions for.

    The extreme anger and some times incoherent voices of brothers like Aden, borne out of a profound sense of alienation from the common history and economics of our country should not be misunderstood.The wide awakening on their part,their lack of fear and their newly acquired confidence to express that there are certain wrongs in our history that need to and can be righted is something very good and something very welcome.We must not stumble over tripping stones like “…if we learn from you it was fornication and disease…” and deny space for such an expression of the quest for self-empowerment that may eventually contribute to national political revival and development.

    We must therefore listen to the Oromo voice. This voice calls for the respect of one’s dignity,equality and freedom.This voice was there yesterday and it is here today,too.

    Now by protesting against the Oromo exploitation and persecution at the hands of dictatorial TPLF/EPRDF,we have an opportunity to,once again,disown the bad past and build more bridges for the good of the future.Thank you brother Aden for engaging in the dialogue!

  30. woyane
    | #30

    Oromo has the largest ethinic cover in ethiopia.But,for 40 years OLF Struggled but it achieved nothing.They estabilish the party only to collect money and help their relatives back home.Show me the goals ,you achieve..the lands you freed…Even TPLF and EPLF estabilished after OLF,But they achieved their goals,Wheather it is for good or bad!I know understands how to become rich.I will estabilish my political party CUDOLF and i will collect money and enjoy in bars with Beyonce music.

    Bye,bye,bye

  31. Olbemo
    | #31

    I believe we need more Adems for Ethiopians to come together, listen to each other. It is so constructive to start with the healing and to bring understanding. I for one is partially an Oromo. I am bleeding inside when lumpen, like Woyane above insult the struggle of the Oromo people. But, I am used to it.

    Adem, it is a good anlaysis, Keep the good job. Forget those who jump to Woyanes band wagan and try to create more division among us.

    God (Allah) Keep Ethiopia and all its People.

  32. aden
    | #32

    my brother Adem I thank you for your real comments that you gave me and gave them.

    bro,one thing sodare man and anbesa made me mad,specially Mr,sodare was tryig to tell me there is a division among ourselves.since I my self is from selalle how come he try to isolate us from the rest of our oromo brothers.infact we are negbours so what does it mean? our wollega region is olso negbourhood with them at Bure area.

    we are ready to sucrify our selves for any things that is irrelevent for our people.we are not discriminant we are an ethinic group seeking for freedom,diging our hidden history and so’on.now adays when they lost many chances to overcome on our people they are tryig to abuse us verbally.they are inviting us the story that have written by their familly.please Adem try to read the many conversation that been between them and my other brothers.it was a man sodare,who started this.read it please(if you don’t)

    they have aproblem not to hear our feelings.when we try to tell them the truth and our students die for freedom they call us ignorant….whatever they say nobody can stop us.

    oromo people would be the winner.

    Blessing Adem.

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