When we want to look at Oromo’s history, we just need to
consider and ask the question: “who wrote it?” Is it the Abesha elites who used
to tell us that we came out of River? Is it some Oromo nationalists who tell us
that we are from Mada Walabu and we have been colonized by Abyssinians? Is it
some “modern” historians like Prof. Shamsadin who do write that we are related
But, I am not too naive not to recognize that we Oromos were and are the indigenous people in the Horn of Africa, and we were pushed by christian Europeans and Muslim Arabs as well Turks from different directions and squeezed to our present national area. Additionally, we, being originally Waaqeffataas, tried to resist the BIG religions, and we preserved ourselves as Oromos in our current geographical region.
By Ibsaa Guutama*
After occupation, the world around the Oromo was sealed. They were the few who were able to see through narrow holes created by wear and tear. They were those few who kept on moving until they founded the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and set in motion a concerted political movement for liberation.
The OLF was able to break the seal wide-open and effect the renaissance of Oromummaa, the moving force of Oromo spirit for survival and liberty. Oromummaa, as an outlook, is greater than its disciples for it reflects aspirations of a great people: their past, their present and their future. That is what many narrow-minded, self-serving individuals and groups fail to understand. That is what the enemy and its agents try to distort. Oromo difficulties are big; and their solution requires big thinking.
By Fayyis Oromia
the dictators in the empire do, the train of Oromo Liberation Movement goes
forward slowly, but surely to the Kaayyoo.
In 1991 the train which started its journey from
Dambisa Moyo, an African Born Economist, has recently written a new book entitled Dead Aid. I am yet to read the book. But surprisingly the book had initiated a flurry of debates among economists alike. Moyo had since been featured on BBC's HardTalk etc.
I found the following collection of debates, among the most notable economists and champions of African Aid, interesting and equally entertaining at times. The trammels of my non-economics background makes it hard for me to comment on the merits of the arguments. And I felt it will be eccentric to take on such high caliber economists. Yet I thought I should share it with our readers. I hope you will enjoy reading or learn something from it, as much as I did.
Dr. Alex G. Coutinho | Posted 04.01.2009 |
Dambisa Moyo's book, Dead
Aid, takes the approach of lumping together all of
For the first time in decades, the
Human Rights and Fairy Tales
For the past several weeks, the noise machine of the dictatorship in Ethiopia has been in overdrive reacting to human rights findings made against it in the February 29, 2009 U.S. State Department Human Rights Report.