Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) የኦጋዴን ብሄራዊ ነፃ አውጪ ግንባር(ኦብነግ) Statement
ONLF Executive committee extra-ordinary session in Addis Ababa August 4-6, 2021
The Executive committee of ONLF held an extraordinary session in Addis Ababa from August 4-6, 2021. The EC evaluated the achievements and challenges of the ONLF since December 2018, including the peace agreement between Ogaden National Liberation Front and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Furthermore, It assessed the current situation in Ethiopia, state of affairs of the Somali people in Ogaden (the Somali State) and the Horn of Africa.
The Executive committee Hearing the reports presented by the chairman, the Bureaus of the party and the special committees, and deliberating on presented agenda, Evaluating the achievements and challenges of ONLF after the peace agreement, Appraising the peace agreement between Ogaden National Liberation Front and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Assessing the current situation in Ethiopia, state of affairs of the Somali people in the Somali State (Ogaden) and the Horn of Africa Reiterates and reaffirm ONLF strategic choices to pursue the rights of the Somali people through peaceful means despite the challenges it faces in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa Notes with appreciation the successful achievement of the ONLF and Somali people to establish peace and stable environment in the Somali state, where all stakeholders are reaping the fruits of the peace agreement, Notes with Concern that both the Federal government and the Somali State self-government did not fully fulfil the key terms of the agreement, including forming joint committee to address the root causes of the conflict, the rehabilitation of the combatants and the curtailment of the right for ONLF to pursue its political objectives through peaceful means according to agreement, despite ONLF’s full compliance to the term of the peace agreement. However, ONLF believes that the peace agreement was a positive milestone and will continue respecting it.
Noting further, that the Somali people were subjected to systemic political, economic, and human rights violations tantamount to genocide by successive the Ethiopian governments, in particular, EPRDF lead government that resulted in the degradation, underdevelopment and marginalisation of the Somali people in all aspects in the last three decades.
Appreciating the positive changes brought by the current government in ending the violations of the human rights of Somali people, releasing political prisoners and the rein of terror, although Somalis still wait for the restoration of their full measure of their self-rule.
Expecting that after the peace agreement that both the Ethiopian government and international community would initiate a comprehensive a peace-building programs to rebuild and rehabilitate the war-torn Somali community, expresses its concern of the deliberate ignoring of the pleas and call of ONLF to address the issue. Therefore, ONLF calls again for the concerned parties to redress those grievances.
Bearing in mind the political culture of Ethiopia of whereby difference are resolved through bloody violence, which resulted in a century of unceasing civil wars, Gravely concerned about the current deteriorating situation in Ethiopia due to wars and inter-ethnic conflicts.
Gravely apprehensive, about the Somali-Afar conflict and strongly condemns the massacre of civilians and the use of government forces in the conflict. ONLF, in particular, condemns the last massacre of Somali civilians sheltering in government premises in Sitti zone and calls for a fact-finding mission to investigation the crimes committed there.
Calls upon all parties involved in the current conflicts in Ethiopia to an immediate, unconditional ceasefire and accept to resolve the conflict through a mediation. Calls further, that the international community to offer its good offices to mediate between the warring parties in a genuinely neutral and impartial manner that would lead to cessation of hostilities and establish peace.
Calls further for an inclusive comprehensive dialogue attended by all nations and other stakeholders in order to resolve the perpetual conflicts that kept Ethiopia frozen in a culture of conflict and hegemonic rule. Such a resolution shall usher a new form of modern governance, a new era of peace, genuine democracy, respect of the rights of all nations and citizens Affirm, ONLF principled stance that all nations in Ethiopia have the right to self-determination and strongly devolved genuine self-governance.
Furthermore, the current gains was that was achieved through the blood and toil of all oppressed nations in Ethiopia and ONLF will continue defending those rights.
Moreover, ONLF reiterates it position that rights implies responsibilities and all self-ruling states shall protect and respect the rights of other minorities within their states Reaffirms further that the Somali people are key stakeholders in Ethiopia and will play a constructive and decisive role in shaping the future of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa Furthermore, ONLF calls the Somali people in Somalia to resolve their differences in a peaceful manner, stop the factional wars and rebuild their state After considering the current developments in Ethiopia and the situation in the Somali state (Ogaden), the Executive committee decides to:
Strengthen the unity and performance of ONLF members and Supporters
Organise with all relevant stakeholders in the Somali State a national consultative conference in order to establish a united, common Somali position and enhance their unity and preparedness
Strengthen ONLF diplomatic and advocacy activities
Take an active role in the political developments in Ethiopia
Strife to initiate a process to resolve conflicts between the Somali people in the Somali state (Ogaden) and their neighbours
Strengthen ONLF’s relations with all political parties and key civil societies in Ethiopia Finally, ONLF has a vision of a peaceful, developed Horn of Africa where all communities live in harmony and mutual synergic relationships that benefit all. Therefore, ONLF calls again for all parties to change the culture of hate and violence and develop a new paradigm of peaceful coexistence.
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Date: Feb 14, 2021
OPEN LETTER ABOUT SOMALI REGIONAL STATE INSTABILITY
I was born and grew in Ethiopia. I am former Regional Minister of Planning and Economic Development in Ethiopia and former UNDP Senior Researcher in the The Horn of Africa. I am currently an independent researcher and expert in Strategic Planning and Organisational Development based in Canada and East Africa.
Having said that, as you know Ethiopian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu have signed a peace deal with the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) delegation led by Admiral Mohamed Omar Osman in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on October 21, 2018.
The two sides have reached a historical agreement regarding the political rights of the people from Somali Regional State and genuinely addressing the root causes of the conflict between ONLF and the Ethiopian government. In addition to establishing a joint committee, both parties have agreed to “end hostilities toward each other” and for ONLF to “pursue its political objectives through peaceful means, with the assurance that the FDRE will respect and uphold the provisions of its constitution,” the statement added.
ONLF is no more armed group but is seeking to experience strong economic growth in the coming years. We know Ethiopia is discerning how best to balance the challenges and opportunities for growth. ONLF is ready to exploit its natural resources and work with the federal government hand in hand by getting advantage of its rich fertile lands, permanent perennial rivers, huge livestock and rangeland as well as the abundant natural gas and petroleum. ONLF is addressing the objectives of sustainable development which necessitates the institutional and technical capacity to assess the economic, environmental, and social implications of development strategies and to formulate and implement appropriate policy responses, which this war-ravaged land and poor people could feel welcome.
In order for Somalis who have been at war for centuries live in sustainable development, we need the safety and security of our people to live in peace and in dignity, to be free from all sort of intimidations and human rights abuses, such constant fear and illegal detention. We know this practice will take a long time because it existed for many years. But the mechanism of keeping the promises must be in place. However, there are emerging threats which could compromise the anticipated peace, stability and development. Somali Regional State in Ethiopia or the Ogaden region has already faced increased poverty and mistrust between the administration in power and the competing political parties in the state.
Lately, the administration started closing the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF’s) office in many places, detained ONLF officials and intimidated many other supporters, a tactic known by all previous regimes in Ethiopia.
When the security officers guarding the ONLF chair was removed by the administration and death threats were directed to many other leaders of ONLF who were campaigning for the ill-fated but the only hope of the coming election, there is growing tension in the ONLF leaders regarding their own safety which is contrary to the signed agreement between Federal Ethiopian government and ONLF.
Current treatment of the citizens of the Somali state and the incitement of ONLF by the regional administration is reinforcing the already eroded public confidence and demand for the Federal government to intervene and keep its promises. Despite ONLF struggle to talk to the regional state actors, the formation of committees to resolve the issues of misunderstanding, the rejection of any kind of talk by the regional administration has led to the political impasse that birthed hopelessness in the public at large and among the ONLF cadre, which may create an unexpected instability which the ruling party seems to be aspiring before the coming election.
ONLF is carrying out its sensitization and mobilization campaigns peacefully and down the street, suddenly a police officer orders the ONLF officers to halt and is starting to ask some questions then detaining them illegally for days and at time months. The regional administration closed more than 40 ONLF offices in the districts. Currently, there are over 100 ONLF officers and cadre that are illegally detained. It is very absolute humiliation to tell our community that ONLF is unarmed and preparing themselves for the election campaign and yet the community cannot peacefully assemble and get to gather to show their support to ONLF.
The Somali people in the Ogaden/Somali State are despondent of fighting for more than a hundred years and they need the stability that leads to a free and fair election which in turn brings sustainable development. In the meantime, ONLF’s fight is about seeking the right to decide the future of Somalis in the Ogaden. ONLF cannot decide what the Somali people want. What ONLF is saying is that let Somalis be given their right to decide. Free choice is not secession; free choice could mean choosing the right to live together in peace and dignity. This is in line with the definition of the United Nations instruments which is a basic right of contemporary international law which has been given prominence in the United Nation’s Charter, by decisions of the International Court of Justice, by subsequent multilateral agreements exhibiting customary expectations, and by numerous resolutions by the General Assembly, as well as the mediation agreement Ethiopia and ONLF, signed in Asmara in 2018.
Therefore, ONLF and other smaller political parties are hundred per cent ready to participate in the coming election in a peaceful manner, but the regional administration is creating unnecessary tension and agitation, closure of ONLF offices and detention of its officers and cadres and that is what the Somalis living in the Somali state is warning about.
When TPLF was committing genocide in the Somali State for over twenty years, the world was silent and the refugee influx of innocent Somalis was huge. Now, when Dr Abiy started the campaign to catch the TPLF perpetrators, the whole world is crying for Tigray people.
All that our people want is the regional state admin to stop the provocation of the fight which is likely to escalate the relationship between ONLF and the Administration and the clan motivated violence between and among the Somali communities in the region. These are the typical tactics of the past regimes. We want ONLF and other political parties to exercise their constitutional rights of campaigning for the preparation of the upcoming elections.
The federal government seems not to be respecting and upholding the provisions of its constitution and that it is defiance in its agreement. Because it is not talking to the regional state to stop the provocation of ONLF and release all the detained ONLF members and reopen its offices.
We urge the world benevolent community should listen to the local community and intervene in the situation before things fall apart.
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Emerging Threats and Implications for Promised Peace, Stability and Development:
Somali Regional State in Ethiopia or the Ogaden region has already faced with increased poverty and mistrust between the administration in power and the competing political parties in the state. Intercommunal clashes are imminent anytime, especially in the Jarar and Qorahay zones.
Lately, the administration started closing the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF’s) office in many places, detained ONLF officials and intimidated many other supporters, a tactic known by all previous regimes in Ethiopia.
When the security officers guarding the ONLF chair was taken out last night by the administration and death threats were directed to many other leaders of ONLF who were campaigning for the ill-fated but the only hope of the coming election, there is growing tension in the ONLF leaders regarding their own safety which is contrary to the signed agreement between Federal Ethiopian government and ONLF.
Current treatment of the citizens of the Somali state and the incitement of ONLF by the regional administration is reinforcing the already eroded public confidence and demand for the Federal government to intervene and keep its promises. Despite ONLF struggle to talk to the regional state actors, the formation of committees to resolve the issues of misunderstanding, the rejection of any kind of talk by the regional administration has led to the political impasse that birthed hopelessness in the public at large and among the ONLF cadre, which may create an unexpected instability which the ruling party wants before the coming election.
The Somali people in the Ogaden/Somali State are despondent of fighting for more than a hundred years and they need the stability that leads to a free and fair election which in turn brings development. In the meantime, ONLF’s fight is about seeking the “right to decide the future of Somalis in the Ogaden. ONLF cannot decide what the Somali people want. What ONLF is saying is that let Somalis be given their right to decide. Free choice is not secession; free choice could mean choosing the right to live together in peace and dignity. This is in line with the definition of the United Nations instruments which is a basic right of contemporary international law which has been given prominence in the United Nation’s Charter, by decisions of the International Court of Justice, by subsequent multilateral agreements exhibiting customary expectations, and by numerous resolutions by the General Assembly as well as the mediation agreement Ethiopia and ONLF signed in Asmara in 2018. Therefore, ONLF is hundred per cent ready to participate the coming election in a peaceful manner, but the regional administration is creating unnecessary tension and agitation and that is what the Somalis living in the Somali state is warning.
The regional state admin should stop the provocation of the fight which is likely to escalate the relationship between ONLF and the Administration and the clan motivated violence between and among the Somali communities in the region. These are the typical tactic of the past regimes.
The federal government and world benevolent community should listen to the local community and intervene in the situation before things fall apart.
Although TPLF has committed genocide against the Somali people during its rule of Ethiopia, still The Ogaden National liberation Front does not think that war is a solution to current illnesses in Ethiopia. Therefore, ONLF is gravely concerned about the current outbreak of war in and Around Tigray. The nations in Ethiopia have had their share of wars and natural disasters and were expecting a period of reprieve and recuperation. No one can force their particular viewpoints on the rest. Consensus and dialogue are the only way forward for all to reach a win-win solution.
Therefore, ONLF calls upon all concerned parties to immediately cease the current hostilities, specially TPLF, and start negotiating to resolve the outstanding issues.
In principle, ONLF believes that the democratic transformation ushered by Premier Abiy is a positive step that may resolve the perennial problems of nations in Ethiopia. Although the current processes need perfecting, still it is the best we have so far. Therefore, ONLF fully supports this promising process and stands by the government and calls for genuine dialogue with all parties that feel aggrieved.
Furthermore, ONLF calls upon the international community to spare no effort in helping parties find a peaceful settlement.
Finally, ONLF remains all stakeholders that no one can halt the march of the people for a genuine democratic transformation and achievement of peace, equality, genuine self-rule and prosperity for all.
Ugu danbayna Gudiga doorashooyinka Heer qaran ayaa sheegay in ololaha doorashada bilaaban doonto badhtamaha Bisha labaad ee sanadka soo socda socona doonto ilaa Xiliga doorashada loo dareerayo.
Shacabka Somalida Ogadenya/Soomali State ayaa wuxuu u badan yahay kuwa ku nool inta badan dhulka miyiga ah mana haystaan mustawaqo, waxaan ugu baaqaynaa inay qaataan mustawaqaha intaan haysan isna diwaan galiyaan si ay codkooda udhiibtaan.
JWXO oo ka Hashay xidhayga xaq darada ah ee Loo gaystay masuuliyiinta iyo xubnaha ONLF ee Magaalada Qabri Dahare.
ONLF ayaa si adag uga Hadashay xidhayga loo gaystay Halgame Mohamed Ibrahim oo kamid ah Golaha dhexe ee ONLF iyo xubnaha Maamulka JWXO ee Gobolka Qorahay, waxayna ku baaqday in lasii daayo dhamaanba xubnaha ONLF ee ku xidhay Magaalada Qabri dahare ee Gobolka Qorahay.
ONLF ayaa ugu baaqday Dawlada Faderalka ah ee Itoobiya iyo tan deegaankaba in la ixtiraamo heshiiskii JWXO ay kula sixiixatay dawlada Itoobiya 2018 kii Magaalada Asmara ee Wadanka Eritrea.
ONLF ayaa sidoo kale sheegtay in Maamulka Deegaaanka somalidu uu dajiyay Astaanta iyo Calanka ONLF oo ku xidhnaa tuulooyin kamid ah Deegaanka Somalida.
Taageerayaasha ONLF ee magaalada Qabri dahare ayaa isugu soo baxay, dibad balaadhan oo ay ku taageerayaan JWXO.
Wafti ka socday Juboland oo ku sugnaa Magaalada Adiss Ababa ayaa Qadosharaf u sameeyay Gudoomiyaha ONLF, Waftiga ayaa yeeshay kulan is xog-waraysi ah.
Guddoomiyaha ONLF Halgame Dr Cabdirahmaan Sheikh mahadi Maaddeey iyo Waftiga Dawlad Goboleedka Jubbaland oo ay Hogaaminayeen Madaxwayne ku xigeenka Jubbaland Mudane Maxmuud Sayid Adan iyo Wasiirka Maaliyadda Jubbaland Mudane Cabdi Rashiid Jire Qalinle ayaa yeeshay kulankan is xog waraysiga ah.
Kulankan oo Ahaa mid si weyn ay ugu riyaaqeen labada dhinac ayaa layska waraystay xaaladaha labada dhinac ee la kala matalayay, guddoomiyeyaal JWXO/ONLF ayaa si waafiya war-bixin uga siiyay waftiga xaaladda Ogaadeeniya Somali State iyo wax yaabihii u qabsoomay intii ay wadanka joogeen,
Dhanka kale Waftiga Jubbaland ayaa iyana dhankooda ka war-bixiyay xaaladda deegaamadda Jubbaland iyo halka ay marayso Siyaasadda Jubbaland iyo guud Ahaan Soomaaliya, kulanka ayaana ku soo dhamaaday jawi dagan.
ONLF Position regarding the postponement of the elections and continuation of the current status quo in Ethiopia
The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) expresses its grave concern regarding the process that resulted in the decision of the House of Federation to postpone the 2020 elections and extend the mandate of the government and its institutions beyond what the constitution allows.
Out of our concern for public safety, the ONLF was one of the prominent political parties that saw the necessity of taking into consideration the effects of the COVID19 Pandemic on the planned elections. However, we believe that any extension of the current governments mandate should have been done through an inclusive and consultative process resulting in a political consensus rather than a unilateral decision by the one-party dominated two-tier parliament. A political consensus whereby the views of the opposition political parties were taken into consideration and a climate of trust and fruitful collaboration was promoted would have been more likely to create an environment where the promised peaceful and comprehensive democratic transformation of Ethiopia would have been possible.
Now that the government has taken this unilateral decision despite clear warnings by opposition parties, the ONLF wishes to affirm that Ethiopia is entering a more dangerous political phase which can only be described as a sudden and profound halt in the democratisation process.
For all regions, there are security issues and transition crisis, therefore, this delay in elections is sure to further endanger peace and stability. Thus, Across Ethiopia, the ONLF is concerned that increased tensions will be catastrophic and benefit no one.
Therefore, the ONLF calls upon the government to enter into immediate and comprehensive dialogue with all opposition groups for the purposes of reaching a settlement that averts a return to habitual conflicts in Ethiopia. The COVID 19 Pandemic need not halt Ethiopia’s democratic transformation and it need not reverse the political gains achieved thus far at a time when unity of purpose in confronting this Pandemic is desperately needed. The unilateral nature of making this decision actually undermines the political and social stability needed to join hands in the face of this Pandemic which is a threat to us all.
Madaxwaynaha Somali state Mustafe Muxumed Cumar wuxuu Ku kacayaa falal Lid ku ah Heshiiskii ONLF Iyo Itoobiya ku dhex maray Magaalada Casmara ee Wadanka Eritrea, kaasoo dhigayay in ONLF ay xafiisyo ka furan karto gudaha Ogaadeniya sidoo kale ay ujeedooyinkeeda siyaasiga ah a ku gaadhi karto si Nabada.
Mustafe Cumar ayaa Abuuraya Xasilooni Daro Iyo khilaaf siyaadeed Oo keeni Kara In Gobolka dagaal dib uga Qarxo’ Waxuuna si Badheedh ah Ujabin hayaa Heshiiskii Taariikhiga ahaa Ee ONLF Iyo Itoobiya dhaxmaray.
ONLF Iyo Itoobiya waxaa dhaxmaray Heshiis Nabadeed oo ONLF U OGolaan haya Inay Si Xor ah Guud ahaanba dalka Itoobiya uga dhaq-dhaqaado Sigaar ahna Somali state/Ogaadeeniya.
Madax ka socota Jabhada Wadniga Xoraynta Ogaadeniya Jwxo ayaa gaadhay dagmada Qalaafo ee gobolka Shabeele.
Waftiga ayaa waxaa soo dhaweeyay Shacabka Ogaadeniya ee ku dhaqan dagmada Qalaafo waxayna kusoo dhaweeyay Caleemo Qoyan ayaa kaga hor yimaaday afaafka lagasoo galo magaalada Qalaafo,
Dadwaynihii iyo waftiga ONLF oo socdaal ku soo dhexmaray magaalada badhtamaheeda ayaa kadib soo gaadhay goobtii logu talagalay inu shirku ka dhaco madaxdii ka socotay JWXO oo halka kula hadlay tageerayaashii, ayaa waxay u iftiimiyeen dadwaynihii oo isdul taageen habsamida geedi socodka shaqada ururka iyo guulaha wawayn ee lagaadhay ayago ku nuux nuux saday meesha laga yimid iyo meesha loo socdo.
Dhanka kale ka soo qaybgalayaashii shirka oo arigtidooda cabiray ayaa sheegay inay ku faraxsanyihiin booqashada madaxda xafiiska jabhada ee degmada qalaafe ay u yimaadeen Diyaara u yihiin inay u taagnaada shaqada ay u hayaan umada oo ah halganka dhaxaliga ah.
Ugu dan bayna waxaa si mug iyo misan leh uwada dardaarmeen madaxdii iyo shacabkii halka isugu yimid ayago hoosta ka xariiqay inay laban laabayaan shaqadada halganka iyo isku meela uga soo jeedsanayaan cidkasta oo cadow ku ah danaha umada somaliyeed shirkan ayaa guul ku dhamaaday.
Sidaad wararkanagii hore ku maqlayseen waxaa baryahan baa ku sugnaa Magalada somaliyeed ee Diridhaba wafti aad u balaadhan oo u hogaaminayay Gudoomiyaha Jabhada Wadaniga Xoraynta Ogadeniya ee(JWXO) halgame Dr Abdirahman Sh/ Mahdi (maadey).
Madaxda ayaa ka qayb galay shirwaynaha ururka (SRDA) oo ka socday Magaalada Diri Dhaba, Shirkan oo ahaa mid Jabhada Lagu Casuumay, ayaa wuxuu u qabsoomay sidii loogu talo galay waxaana dhidibada loogu aasay ururka SRDA oo ay bah wadaag yihiin JWXO.
Somali Co’alition For Freedom (SCF) oo ah dalada ay ku midaysan yihiin Labada xisbi ayaa waxay u tartartami doonaan doorashada dhawaan lagu wado inay wadanka ka dhici doonto, waxayna saamayn balaadhan ku yeelan doontaa guud ahaanba geedi socodka doorashada dhici doonta iskaashiga Labada xisbi.
Madaxda ururka(ONLF) ayaa intii ay Dhiridhaba joogeen kulamo gaar gaar ah waxay la yeesheen qaybha kala duwan ee bulshada somaliyeed ee ku dhaqan magalada Diridhaba, siyaasiyiinta wax-garadka iyo ardayda wax ka barata jamacada Diridhaba ayay la kulmeen Masuuliyiinta JWXO.
Gudoomiyaha JWXO ayaa sidoo kale wuxuu kulan gaar ah layeeshay Ugaaska Guud ee Beesha Ciise Ugaas Mustafe Ugaas Ibraahin iyo Ugaaska Beesha Gurgure Ugaas Siyaad Daa’uud.
Kulankan Odaayaasha iyo bulshada Qaybaheeda kala duwan ayaa waxaa diirada lagu saaray sidii loo midayn lahaa shacabka Soomaaliyeed isla markaana xaqooda u heli lahaayeen.
Shacabka Reer Dirdhaba oo aan runtii u kala hadhin soo dhawaynta JWXO ayaa waxay sheegeen Dhankooda in JWXO tahay xisbiha kaliya ee maanta samata bixinkara dadka soomaaliyeed ee ku dhaqan dhulka Ogaadeniya isla markaana ay la garab taagan yihiin Hiil iyo Hooba.
Kulankan oo ugu Danbayntii si Guula ah ku dhamaaday ayaa waxay caawa madaxda JWXO si nabada kusoo gaadheen magaalada Jig Jiga ee xarunta Deegaanka Soomaalida.
Sida aad wararkeenii hore kula socoteen waxaa Maanta ka dhacay Magalada Soomaaliyeed ee Diredhaba Shirwaynihii lagu shaacinayay Yagleelida Xisbinimo ee ururka gobonimadoonka somaliyeed ee (SRDA).
Shirkan oo lagu casuumay madaxda ugu saraysa ururka (ONLF) oo u hogaaminayo gudoomiyaha jabhada wadaniga xoraynta ogadenia (JWXO) halgame abdirixmaan sh mahdi (maadey) Ayaa waxaa khudbado kala duwan ka soo jeediyay madaxda ururka (ONLF) iyo kuwa (SRDA) ugu horayn shirka waxaa furay gudoomiyaha (SRDA) mudane (Dr. sakariye ) asago halka ka soo jeediyay khudbad mug iyo misaan leh.
Wuxuuna gudoomiyuhu ka hadlay oo u ku dheeraday midnimada umada somaliyeed lana xoojiyo ka shaqaynta danaha shacabka somaliyeed sidoo kale wuxuu sheegay inay xisbiga SRDA lamidoobay ururka onlf kuwaas oo ah urur u dagalamay xuquuqda umada somaliyeed hadana u dagaalamayay.
Mudane Sakariye ayaa sheegay uruka (ONLF) inay yihiin ururka kali ah ee deegaanka somalida ka jira ee dhiigooda u daadiyay dadka somaliyeed sida darteed ay waajib tahay in aan dhamaanteen taegeero iskuna kaashano Xoriyad gaadhsiinta Ogadenia.
Dhanka kale gudoomiyaha jabahada wadaniga xoraynta ogadenia mudane Dr. Abdirxmaan sh mahdi (Maadey) ayaa sheegay in maanta loo bahanyahay in laysu keeno dhamaanba umada somaliyeed ee ku nool Deegaanka Soomaalida lana mideeyo maskaxdeeda muruqeeda iyo aragtideena si loola jaan qaado isbadalka geeska africa iyo kan dalka itoobiya.
Sidoo kale afhayeenka ururka (ONLF) halgame Abdiqaadir Sheekh Xasan Hiirmooge(Cadaani) oo hadal dhaxal gal ah ku hadlay ayaa yidhi sharafteenu waxay ku jirtaa inaan wax laqaybsano qayrkeen dadkeenana aan midayno si aan qayrkeen wax u la qaybsano afhayeenka ayaa sheegay in ay ONLF waligeed u dagalamaysay xuquuqda umada Soomaliyeed hadana ay ku dagaalamayso qalinka soo jeeda kana daali doonin ilaa ay soo dhiciso xaqa umada Somaliyeed ee ree Ogadenia ka maqan.
Sido kale qaar ka mid ah ka soo qaybgalayaashii shirkan oo isugu jiray aqoonyahan hooyooyin dhalinyaro odayaal iyo wax-garadka Diridhaba ayaa dhankooda sheegay inay hiil-iyo hooba la garabtaganyihiin is bahaysiga ay ku midoobeen ururada ONLF iyo SRDA ee Somali Coolation For Freedom (SCF).
Shirkan oo ahaa mid ahmiyad wayn ugu fadhiya somalida khaasatan Reer Diredhaba Badalayna jawiga magalada Diredhaba maanta ayaa guul ku soo dhamaaday iyo in isku meel looga soo jeedsado cadawga somaliyeed loona dhaqaaqo wadadii isku filaanshaheena lagu soo ceshan lahaa
Shirwaynha SRDA oo dire-Dawa kafurmay saaka waxaa lagu Furay Wacdi Diini ah, waxaana ugu horaynba Codbaahiyaha lagu soo Dhaweeyey Gudoomiyaha Ururka SRDA Mudane Dr. Sakariye.
Gudoomiyaha oo soo jeediyay khudbad miisaaman Wuxuu ku nuuxnuuxsaday Midnimada iyo Macnaha ay u leedahay Ummada Soomaaliyeed Maadaama oo lagu jiro Wakhti kala guur ah.
Sidoo Kale waxaa Si diiran loogu soo Dhaweeyey Gudoomiyaha JWXO Halgame Cabdiraxmaan Sheekh Mahdi oo si Mugleh uga Hadlay, Muhiimada ay Ururada ONLF iyo SRDA u leeyihiin Jiritaanka Mujtamaca Soomaaliyeed.
Wuxuu sidoo kale ka hadlay Midnimada iyo Wada shaqaynta ka dhaxaysa labada Urur ee Walaalaha ah Mudo dheerna soo wada Shaqeeyey.
Shacabka Soomaalida Ogadenia ee mudada qarniyaalka ah lagumaadayay ayaa fursad uhelay in markii ugu hiraysay ay si cabsi la’aaneed oi Public ah uxusaan maalintii loo madlay Xasuuqa shacabka Soomaalida Ogadenia oo ah bisha labaad ee sanad kasta, taas oo hada ka hor laga qaban jiray dunida kale.
Xuskan oo ay hormuud uyihiin dhalinta OYSU oo kaashanaya xubnaha iyo taageerayaasha JWXO ayaa lagu qabtay inta badan dhulka Soomaalida Ogadenia waxaana kamid ahaa meelihii lagu qabtay magaalooyinka Jigjiga, Dhagaxbuur, Qabridahare, Wardheer, Goday, Fiiq, Ceelwayne, Shaygoosh, Dhanaan, Dhagaxmadow, Birqod, Garbo iyo meelo kale oo badan.
Da’yarta kudhaqan dhulka Soomaalida Ogadenia ayaa si qoto dheer loobaray sooyaalkii taariikeed ee wadanka Ogadenia iyo maalmihii madoobaa ee shacabku uu soomaray.
Sidoo kale shacabka Soomaalida Ogadenia ayaa dib u xasuustay dhaqankii bahalnimada ahaa ee kooxdii TPLF iyo guud ahaan gumaystayaasha cadaan iyo madowba, waxayna shacabku isu dardaarmayeen in ay kagaashaantaan wixii soomaray.
Dhanka kale daafaha caalamka ayaa si balaadhan loodhigay munaasabada xusuusta xasuuqii Ogadenia iyagoo hormuud u ahaayeen Faracyada OYSU & Maamulada jahliyaadka Jwxo ee caalamka kubaahsani.
Waxaa maanta lagu qabtay xafiiska JWXO /ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa Shir heer sare aha oo uu qabtay Ururka OYSU faraciisa Addis Ababa oo si weyn Abaabul wadaniyadeed uga wada caasimadan Addis Ababa,
Kulanka ayaa ugu horrayn lagu furay Aayado Qur”aana waxaana si waafiya u furay kulanka Hoghayaha OYSU Addis Ababa Dr. Maxamed Wali Haajir (Dr. Xabeeb) waxuuna goobta ka jeediyay hadallo dhiiri galin iyo Abaabul isugu jiray, waxaa iyana geestooda hadlay Halgame Sadaam Maxamed iyo Halgame Maxamed Faarax, oo sii xoojiyay hadalkii guddoomiye Xabeeb waxayna aad ugu mahad-celiyeen xubnaha soo xaadiray shirka una heellan u shaqaynta umaddooda muddada soo dulmanayd,
Intaa kadib waxaa hadalka qaatay Hoggaanka Arrimaha Sayaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF ee Addis Ababa Halgame Xassan Muxumed Aw-Macalin waxuuna si weyn ugu baraarujiyay dhalinyarada in ay ka qayb qaataan u Adeegidda ummadooda Kuna dadaalaan isku duubnida iyo midnimada waxaa kale oo uu sheegay in loo diyaar garoobo horumarinta bulshada iyadoo laga duulayo Aqoonta iyo xirfadaha kale ee uu eebbe ku manaystay mid kaste oo dhalinta ka mida,
Geesta kale waxaa kulanka hadallo dhaxalgal aha ka jeediyay Ustaad, Ismaaciil Macalin Ibraahim oo runtii si weyn u baraarujiyay dhalin yaradii goobta joogtay waxuuna ku nuux-nuuxsaday Ahmiyadda ay leedahay midnimada dhalinyarada Soomaaliyeed ee ku nool magaaladan Addis Ababa loogana fadhiyo in qayb laxaadle ka qaataan horumarinta bulshada iyagoo ka duulaya kartida ay leeyihiin iyo waayo Aragnimadooda aadka u xeeldheer,
Gabagabadii kulanka ayaa ku soo dhamaaday jawi farxadeed iyadoo lagu ballamay shaqo halgan ooy daacadnimo ku gadaaman tahay.
Iyadoo wufuuda JWXO ay meelo kala gadisan oo dalka Ogadenia kamid ah ay socdaalo shaqo kumarayeen ayaa waxaa maanta Magaalada Fiiq ee Xarunta Gobolka Erar si wayn loogu soo dhaweeyay Mas’uuliyiin iyo Kaadir Jabhada ONLF katirsan.
Waftigan ayaa daba-socday wafti kale oo maalintii shalay ahayd lagu soo dhaweeyay Magaalada Fiiq, Wafuudan kala duwan ee Fiiq soo gaadhay ayaa la rajaynayaa in ay halkaas ka qabtaan shaqooyin muhiim ah, Waxaana imaatinka Madaxda Xisbiga JWXO laga dareemayaa Xarunta Gobolka Erar ee Fiiq waxaana Dadwaynaha wajiyadooda ka muuqata farxad aad u balaadhan.
Warka la xidhiidha Waftiyadan Fiiq isugu yimid & wixii kasoo kordha ayaad kala socon doontaan Wakaalada Wararka Ogadenia.
Waxaa Tuulada koore oo ka Tirsan Degmada Dhanaan,ee Gobolka Shabeele Shir ku qabtay, wafti kasocday Maamulka Degmada Dhanaan ee Jabhada ONLF.
Waftiga Jwxo ee Halkaas Gaadhay oo uu Hogaaminayey Gudoomiye ku Xigeenka unugta Jwxo ee Dagmada Dhanaan Ujeedka socdaalkooduna ahaa dhismaha Maamulka Faraca OYSU ee Tuulada Koore iyo Hawlo kale oo Muhiim ah, Waxaa Gudoomiyaha Faraca OYSU ee Tuulada Koore loogu doortay Marwo Xalan Caynaanshe oo ah Gabadh aad u firfircoon dhanka Hawlaha Halganka.
Halgame Hure Maxamed Faarax iyo Sheekh Maxamed Dhubad ayaa Shirkaas ka soo jeediyey, Khudbado Dhaxal Gal ah Waxayna Dhalinyarada kula Dardaarmeen in ay ka soo Baxaan Kaalinta kaga Aadan Halganka iyo sidii Guusha loogaadhi lahaa, una diyaar Garoobaan sidii ay Kaalin Firfircoon uga Qaadan lahaayeen, Doorashooyinka lagu wado in ay Sanadkan ka dhacaan Dalka.
Shirkaas ka dhacay Tuulada Koore ee Dagmada Dhanaan ayaa ku soo Dhamaaday Jawi aad U Wanaagsan.
Anigoon Arag baan aqaanaye waxaan markii ugu horaysay ku kulanay Shirwaynihii 3aad ee ONLF ee Godey lagu qabtay Abwaanad Rooda Ibraahin Cabdi-gurey (Afjano), Haganto Rooda waxay ku dhalatay Degmada Awaare waxayna Gabayga ku bilowday isla Degmada Awaare Iyadoo 7-sano jirta, waxayna in kamida oo Nolosheedii kusoo qaadatay Soomaaliya gaar ahaan Magaalada Baladwayne ee Gobolka Hiiraan, Mudo kadibna waxay kusoo laabatay Ogadeniya waxayna JWXO kamid noqotay Sanadkii 1992-dii xiligaasoo ay Dhagaxbuur kusugnayd.
Nafteed-hurto Afjano inkastoonan waydiinin heerkeeda aqooneed hadana waxaa sheekadii na dhexmartay iiga soo baxday inay Qur’aan badan soo dhigatay yaraanteedii, Sidoo kalana ay Iskuul soo dhigatay, Tabankii sano ee udanbeeyayna waxay Hal-abuurnimadii kusoo kordhisay Qoraanimo waxayna katirsanayd Bahda Warbaahinta ee Qorahay Media.
Rooda waa Abwaanad ilaahay hibo u siiyay hal Abuurnimada waxayna Gabayi karta Daqiiqad kasta oo ay damacdo, Gabaygii ugu horeeyay ee ay Qadiyada Ogadeniya ka tirisayna waxaa la odhan jiray SAL & IIMAAN waxaana Erayadiisii kamid ahaa:-
● Allahayoow ONLF yaa salaan idil gudoonsiiya.
● Alloow yaa Abwaanada dhulkiyo gaadha Odayaasha.
● Yaa yidhaa Albaabada u fura ubaxa Soomaali
● Yaa yidhaa Qabaa’iil Inkira horayba loo eedye.
● Yaa yidhaa Midnimo uun ayida dowladnimo aadda…..?
Sidoo kale Gabaygii labaad ee ay tirisay ayaa la magacbaxay “DIHIN” wuxuuna noqday Gabaygii ugu horeeyay ee ay Fagaare katiriso waxaana kamid ahaa Tuducyadan soo socda:-
■ Hasha Dihina Ibeheeda waa la isku haystaaye.
■ Hadhka iyo ogoobeey ladnaan laysku heliwaaye.
■ Hurdaayoow ka toos jiifka waa lagu habsaamaaye.
■Hubka qaata guusheenii baa loo halgamayaaye…..?
Haganto Afjano Hooyadeed Faadumo Xasan Yuusuf (Kor-dahab) iyo Aabaheed Ibraahin Cabdi-gurey waxay kamid ahaayeen Jabhadii WSLF gadaashiina Aabaheed wuxuu u geeriyoodey Alle ha u naxariistee dhaawac kasoo gaadhay Dagaal uu Xabashida la galay 1977-kii, Nasiib-daro Rooda Aabaheed waligeed maysan arkin.
Dhinaca kale Abwaanada wuxuu Magaca Afjano ugu baxay Bohol-xagarre (Cadaadle) oo katirsan Gobolka Shabeele Iyadoo lasocota Wafti ONLF kasocday oo Hawlgal Abaabul kawaday Degmadaas ayay ka Gabayday, Markay Gabayga dhamaysaba Dadwaynuhu waxay ku dhawaaqayeen Biis Biis marar badan markay ku cel-celisay ayuu Nin Odey ah oo Ree Bohol-xagarre ahi yidhi War Gabadhu waa Afjanihii labaad oo inaga dhamaan maysee aan fasaxno, halkaas sida laga garanayo Magaca Afjano horay Qofkale ayaa loo odhan jiray wuxuuna ahaa Nin Abwaan ah oo Degmadaas kasoo jeeday.
Kadibna Todobaadkii danbe ayay ka qayb-gashay Shir balaadhan ooy qabteen Madaxdii Dowladii ONLF Hogaaminaysay ee uu Madaxwaynaha ka ahaa AHN Cabdulaahi Maxamed Sacdi Shirkaasoo ahaa Xafladii lagu saarayay Calanka Deegaanka ee hada la isticmaalo Waxaana Microphone ka kusoo dhaweeyay Cabdi-amaan Maxamed Sooyaan oo daadiyaha Shirka ahaa wuxuuna yidhi:- Haatana waxaan Microphone ka ugu yeedhayaa Abwaanad Rooda Ibraahin Cabdi-gurey oo loo bixiyay Afjano si ay Gabay qiimi badan inoogu soo jeediso, Sidaas buuna Magagu ku faafay, Maalinkaa wixii ka danbeeyayna waxaa loogu yeedhay Rooda Afjano.
Fiiro gaar ah:- Abwaanadu waxay Curisay Gabayo aad utiro badan waxaana jira qaar Gabayadeeda kamida oo aan loo helin fursad lagu duubo ama lagu qoro.
Wuxuuna Sheekhu noqonayaa Makhraatiga ee Nool ee Sadex Halgan oo Ogadeniya soo martay halka uu laba kamida dadkii Aas’aasay kamid ahaa, Intaas kadib markii Jabhada ONLF gudaha soo gashay 1991-dii ayuu Ururka uga weecday si khilaaf la’aan ah wuxuuna wax ka Aas’aasay Gudoomiye na ka noqday Xibsigii Tadaamun, Sidoo kale wuxuu kasoo mid noqday Xisbi kale oo WSD uu iigu sheegay Sheekhu kuwaasoo aan dhamaantood si rasmi ah u tabarinin ama u hanoqaadin, Ugu danbayntii Sheekh C/raxmaan Yuusuf wuxuu u baydhay dhinaca Jameecada Tabliiqa oo uu ilaa iyo hada kamid yahay Golaha Shuurada ee ugu sareeya Khuruujka.
Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan wuxuu Ururka ONLF usoo jeedayay Dardaaran kooban oo macno wayn xambaarsan wuxuu yidhi:- ONLF waa Ururka kaliya ee Danaha Ummada Soomaaliyeed u taagan sidaas darteed waxaad muujisaan Deganaansho, Adkaysi, Samir, Dulqaad & Kaladanbayn, Danaha gaarka ahna ka fogaada oo Danta guud kawada shaqeeya, Cidii idinka du’da udhimriya oo si kalsooni iyo is-jacayl ku dheehan tahay u wada hawlgala, kuna tashada xoogiina, xikmadiina, xoolihiina iyo Ilaahay ood ku xidhnaataan Cibaadadiisana aad ku dadaashaan Taladiina oo dhana aad udhiibataan.
Fiiro gaar ah:- Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan waa Nin aad u da’wayn oo 100 sano da’diisu ku dhawdahay wuxuuna kamid ahaa koox Jabhada kamida oo Garanuug loo yiqiinay oo isku dhaarsatay Ogadeniya oo Xorowda mooyaane inaysan Guursanaynin sidii buuna Guur la’aan u yahay.
Jaaliyadda Ogaadeeniya ee magaalada Addis Ababa oo shir ballaadhan ku qabatay xaafadda Qaaliti ee magaaladan Addis Ababa, shirkan oo Ahaa mid si weyn loo soo Agaasimay ayaa u dhacay sidii loogu talagalay,
Waxaa ugu horrayn shirka lagu furay Aayado Qur”aana.
Bulshada Soomaaliyeed ee ku dhaqan xaafadda Qaaliti oo ahaa kuwii shirka looagu talagalay ayaa si diiran u soo dhaweeyay xubno sare oo ka socday Maamulka Jaaliyadda iyo OYSU, iyagoo siwayn usoo buux dhaafiyay madashii shirku kadhacayay oo ahayd xaafad ku taalla koonaha caasimaddan Addis Ababa,
intaa ka dib waxaa makarafoonka lagu soo dhaweeyay guddoomiye ku xigeenka Jaaliyadda Addis Ababa Halgame Maxamed Muuse Sayid waxuuna si faahfaahsan uga warbixinay shaqada jaaliyadda iyo halka ay marayso Siyaasadda Ururka ONLF, waxuuna si weyn ugu booriyay bulshadii goobta joogtay in ay Adkeeyaan midnimadooda kana waantoobaan waxkaste oo keeni kara khilaaf dhaxdooda ah,
Waxaa hada magaalada Addis Ababa ka socda shir muhiim ah oo ay soo diyaarisay Hay’ada International Idea oo saldhigeedu yahay magaalada Stockholm ee wadanka Swedan. Waxaa kale oo ka qayb qaatay Inter Africa Group iyo International Revival Ministry.
Waxaa shirka ka soo qayb galay aqoonyahano ku xeel dheer arrimaha siyaasada Itoobiya & xisbiyo caan ah oo ay JWXO ka mid tahay.
Shirkan ayaa loogu magac daray
All Inclusive, based National Dailog,
Shirkan ayaa loogu talo galay dood wadaag si dhibka Itoobiya ka jira xal waara loogu helo Isla markaana nabada wadanka looga doodo.
Waxaa khudbad muhiim ah ka soo jeediyay Professor Terrence Lyons oo baraa ka ah jaamacada Georges Mason Uni.
Waxaa kale oo ka hadlay madax kale oo ka kala soctay bulshada qaybaheeda kala duwan kuwaas oo dhamaantood diirada saaray arimaha amniga.
Gudoomiye Maadey ayaa sidoo kale DDS ugu baaqay in ay shacabka si hufan ugu adeegaan oo ay noqdaan shaqaale shacab, shacabkuna uu ahaado kii lahaa dowlada, sidoo kale Gudoomiye Cabdiraxmaan ayaa sheegay in ay sifiican uwada shaqeeyaan JWXO iyo DDS.
War-saxaafadeedka Gudoomiyaha JWXO oo muuqaal ah kala soco Warbaahinta JWXO.
Waxaa galabta oo Khamiis ahayd Garoonka Dayuuradaha ee Garaad Wiil-waal kasoo dagay Gudoomiyaha Jabhada Wadaniga Xoraynta Ogadenia (JWXO) Dr. Cabdiraxmaan Sh Mahdi (Maadey).
Gudoomiye Maadey oo shaqo ugu maqnaa magaalooyinka Nairobi iyo Addis Ababa ayaa si aan horay loo arag loogusoo dhaweeyay Magaalada Jigjiga, waxaana afaafka hore ee Garoonka buux dhaafiyay kumanaan Shacabka Soomaalida Ogadenia ah oo kulabisan calanka iyo calaamadaha JWXO.
Gudoomiyaha oo afaafka hore ee Garoonka shacabka kula hadlay ayaa ugu horayn umahad celiyay shacabka Gobonimada jecel ee Soomaalida Ogadenia, wuxuuna Gudoomiyuhu sheegay in uu wax badan usoo qabsoomay.
Sidoo kale Gudoomiye Maadey ayaa sheegay in ay Jigjiga Soomaali leedahay isla markaana loobaahan yahay in dadyowga kale ay nabad kula noolaadaan balse aysan macquul ahayn in lagu digto shacabka ay booguhu kuyaalaan ee Soomaalida Ogadenia.
Khudbadii Gudoomiyaha oo muuqaal ah kala Soco Warbaahinta JWXO.
Waxaa maanta booqasho heer sare aha ku yimid Xafiiska JWXO ee Addis Ababa Wafti ka Socday Dawladda Ingiriiska Waftigaa oo ka koobnaa labo xubnood oo kala ahaa Ms. Hannah Waddillove, oo ka sacotay Wasaarradda Arrimaha dibadda iyo Ms. Rachel Midlen, oo ka socotay Safaaradda Ingriiska ahna madaxa qaybta siyaasada ee Safaaradda waxaana si heer sare aha u soo dhaweeyay Hoggaanka Arrimaha Sayaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF Ee Addis Ababa Mudane Halgame Xassan Muxumed Aw-Macalin.
Soo dhawayn diiran ka dib Labada dhinac ayaa yeeshay wadahadal kaasoo diiradda lagu saarayay xaaladda Geeska Africa gaar ahaan xaaladda Ethiopia iyo Isbadallada ka socda waxaa si weyn loo falaqeeyay doorashooyinka lagu wado inay dhacaan sanadkan 2020 gudihiisa, waxaana laysla qaatay xisbiyada mucaaradka ahi ay si weyn uga qayb qaataan doorashada iyagoo muujinaya bisayl siyaasadeed kuna dadaalaya sidii wax walba loogu dhammayn lahaa is Af-garad iyo isu tanaasul.
Gabagabadii kulanka ayaa ku soo dhamaaday jawi dagan iyo is Af-garad laga gaadhay qofobadii la isla soo qaaday.
Maanta oo ay Taariikhdu ahayd 18.01.2020, waxaa Kuliyada Farsamooyinka ee Dagmada Dhagaxbuur ka bilawday, Shirwaynihii Labaad ee Ururka Culimada S/ogadeniya (UCSO) oo Markii ugu Horaysay lagu qabtay Dalka Gudihiisa gaar ahaan Gobalka Jarar Caasimadiisa Dhagaxbuur
Waxaa ka soo qaybgalay Ergooyin tiro badan oo ka kala yimid gobalada kala Duwan ee dalka, Dibadiisa, Madax ka socotay JWXO oo uu hogaaminayey Halgame Maxamed Cabdiyaasiin Diirane Kuna wehelinayey Garaad Bashiir Axmed Makhtal, Naftoodhurayaasha, Hooyooyinka iyo Marti sharaf kale.
Taniyo markii la furay Xafiiska ONLF ee Addis Ababa ayaa waxaa furmay Albaab cusub oo Soomaalida ka xidhnaa ilaa 1990 kii Waxaana wax laga qabtay dhibaatooyin Soomaalida ku haystay Addis Ababa Waxaa kaloo jira waxyaabo badan oo qabyo ah oo lagu talo jiro in wax laga qabto hadii Alle idmo.
Maamulka Jaaliyada Soomaalida Ogadeniya ayaa waxay wadaan kulamo is daba joog ah oo ay u qabanayaan Muwaadiniinta Soomaalida ee ku dhaqan Addis Ababa, Shirarkaas oo looga gol leeyahay in lagu xoojiyo Midnimada & Wadajirka Shacabka ayaa la sii wadi doonaa ilaa iyo inta laga gaadhayo yoolka fog ee la higsanayo.
Maamulka Xafiiska JWXO ee Addis Ababa oo uu ugu horeeyo Halgamaa Xasan M. Macalin ayaa waxay wadaan dadaal xoogle oo lagu beegsanayo Hadafka mudada dheer loo soo halgamayay ee ah In Shacabka Soomaalida oo isku duuban ay Aayahooda ka tashadaan.
Maanta oo sabtiya waxuu kulan muhiima dhax maray guddoomiyaha ONLF Dr Cabdirahmaan Sheikh mahadi Maaddeey, Hoggaanka Arrimaha Sayaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF Mudane Hon. Xassan Muxumed Aw-Macalin iyo Haweenka Soomaaliyeed Ee Addis Ababa ku nool, kulankan oo ay soo diyaariyeen dhalinyarada Ogaadeniya ee ku sugan magaalada Adiss Ababa ayaa sidii loogu talagalay u dhacay.
Ugu horrayn waxaa shirka lagu bilaabay Aayado Qur”aana iyo wacdi diiniya oo laysku baraarujinayay, intaa ka dib waxaa shirka furay guddoomiyaha unugta JWXO ee Adiss Ababa Halgame Maxamed Fadxi Maxamuud waxuuna ka war bixiyay qaabka ay u socoto hawsha jaaliyadda iyo siday ugu heellan-yihiin inay sii wadaan shaqada muhiimka aha ee ay ummadda u hayaan, waxuuna ku booriyay inay garab istaagaan haweenka Soomaaliyeed ee ku nool magaaladan Addis Ababa, waxaa iyana madasha ka hadashay guddoomiyaha Hooyooyinka Soomaalida Ogaadeenya Marwo Maryan Maxamed Zubeer oo si weyn ugu mahad celisay Hoggaanka Ururka ONLF kuna Amaantay hawsha iyo shaqada ay u hayaan bulshadooda Soomaaliyeed ee rafaadku daashaday, waxaa isna goobta ka hadlay Xoghayaha OYSU laantiisa Addis Ababa Dr. Maxamed Wali Haajir, oo si weyn ugu mahad-celiyay Hooyooyinka Soomaaliyeed ku garab taagan hawsha ay bulshada u hayaan.
Intaa ka dib waxaa madasha lagu soo dhaweeyay Hoggaanka Arrimaha Sayaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa Halgame Hon. Xassan Muxumed Aw-Macalin waxuuna mas’uul Xassan si waafiya uga war-bixiyay shaqada Xafiiska uu u hayo bulshada Soomaaliyeed ee ku nool magaaladan Addis iyo sida ay diyaarka ugu yihiin inay ka haqab tiraan baahiyaha bulshada dhankasta wixii karaamkooda ah waxaa kale oo uu ka war bixiyay Xidhiidhka wanaagsan ee kala dhaxeeya Xisbiyada iyo dawladda Faderaalka Ethiopia waxuuna ku nuux-nuuxsaday inay xaqiijin doonaan rabitaanka Shacabka Soomaalida Ogaadeenya.
Ugu dambayn waxaa shirka soo xidhay Guddoomiyaha JWXO /ONLF Halgame Dr. Cabdirahmaan sheikh mahadi Maaddeey waxaana madasha qabsaday sacab iyo sawaxan mashxaradeed oo ay haweenku ku soo dhaweeyeen Guddoomiye Cabdirahmaan sheikh mahadi, waxuuna guddoomiyuhu madasha ka jeediyay khudbad dheer oo dhinacyo badan taabanaysay oo ay si weyn ula dhaceen Hooyooyinkii goobta joogay waxaana hadalladiisii ka mid ahaa inay u taagan yihiin sidii ummadda Soomaaliyeed loo middayn lahaa looguna jihayn lahaa dariiqii ay u mari lahaayeen helidda xaqooda.
waxaa kale oo uu goddoomiye Cabdirahmaan sheegay in gabdhaha Soomaaliyeed ay heli doonaan waxay xaqa u leeyihiin iyo daryeelkooda waxuuna ku booriyay inay soo bandhigaan baahiyadooda una maraan dariiq walba oo ay ku heli karaan,
Gabagabadii shirka ayaa waxaa madasha uu shirku ka dhacayay lagu soo bandhigay dood wanaag iyo su’aalo la waydiinayay madaxda JWXO waxayna Haweenka aad ugu Amaaneen in ay jabhaddu u fududaysay qaadashada sharciga mutawakiyaha magaaladan Addis Ababa oo Ahaa mid ku Adag dadka Soomaalida ah na loo Ogolayn balse hadda ay u socoto qaadashadiisa.
Gabagabadii shirka ayaa ku soo dhamaaday jawi farxadeed iyadoo lagu ballamay wada shaqayn dhab ah iyo ilaalinta midnimada ummadda,
Waxaa maanta soo booqday xafiiska ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa aqoonyahanka iyo Siyaasiga caanka ka ah dalka Ethiopia una dhashay qawmiyadda Gambeelaha Dr. Obang Meto.
Aqoonyahanka waxaa booqashadiisa kuweheliyay wafti heer sare aha waxaana si diiran u qaabilay Hogaanka Arimaha Sayaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF Ee Addis Ababa Mudane Xassan Muxumed Ow-Macalin.
Labada dhinac ayaa yeeshay kulan muhiim ah oo diirada lagu saaray mar-xaaladda kala guurka ah ee uu ku jiro dalka Itoobiya iyo sidii loogu wajihi lahaa qaab ilbaxnimo ah oo ay kawada faa’iidaysanayaan dhammaan Qawmiyadahu caddaaladna ku dhisan.
Aqoonyahanka oo ah siyaasi rug-caaddaa ah ayaa Ururka ONLF ku amaanay doorka muhiimka ah ee ay ka ciyaarayaan siyaasada Itoobiya iyo sida Dimuqraadiyada ah ee ula jaanqaadayaan hawlaha guud waxuuna ku booriyay in ay sii laba jibaaraan hawsha muhiimka ah ee ay hayaan.
Gabagabadii kulanka ayaa waxaa laysla qaatay in la joogteeyo kulamada caynkan oo kale ah lana xoojiyo wada shaqaynta horumarka horseedaysa ee u dhaxaysa xisbiyada iyo qawmiyadaha.
Waxaa maanta si heer sare ah loogu soo dhaweeyay looguna qaabilay xafiiska OYSU ee Addis Ababa xubno cusub oo ku soo biiray ururka OYSU xubnahaa oo dhammaantood ahaa Ardayda wax ka barta jaamacadaha ku yaalla magaaladan Addis Ababa,
Ugu horrayn waxaa xubnaha qaabilay Xoghayaha OYSU laantiisa Addis Ababa Mudane Dr maxamed Wali Haajir waxuuna xubnaha uga warramay qaabka ay u shaqaysa hay’adda OYSU laanteeda Addis Ababa waxuuna uga mahad-celiyay xubnaha cusub sida wanaagsan ee ay ugu qanceen siyaasadda xisbiga /ururka ONLF, kala warqaadasho iyo dood wanaag ka dib xubnuhu waxay mareen waajibaadkii laga doonayay,
Taniyo intii la furay xafiiska ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa waxaa si xawli aha ku socday hawlaha muhiimka aha ee ay qabanayaan laamaha kala duwan ee xafiiska iyo sida weyn ee loo baraarujinayo ummadda Soomaaliyeed ee ku nool magaaladan Addis Ababa
Waxaa sidii Caadada inoo ahayd Shirka Lagu fur furay Wacdi diini ah iyo aayado quraanka Kariimka ah kulanka ayaa faataxada loogu maray shuhadadii reer Ogaadeniya ee naftooda u huray Shacabkooda kana dhabeeyay balanqaadkay allah la galeen oo ahaa Guul ama Geeri.
Sidoo kale dhacdadii Xanuunka iyo murugada Badnayd ee 12/28/2019 Ka dhacday Magaalada Muqdisho gaar ahaan Ex-Control Afgooye Aayaa halkaa looga baryay inuu Allah subxaanahu watacaalaa Janatul fardowsa ka waraabiyo Intii ku dhaawacantayna u booga dhayo.
Cadowga soomaaliyeed ee manaxaanka ahna ilaahay ka qabto meel walaba oo ay joogaan.
Kulankan oo aad u xasaasi ahaa laguna lafagurayay xaalada guud ee deegaanaka iyo sidii loo hurumarin lahaa loona dardargalin lahaa hawalaha halganka ee geeska afrika iyo kan Northern America.
Dardargalinta halganka oo wakhtiga hada fooda inagu soo haya ka bilaabmi doonta gobolka ay jaaliyadu joogto ayaa wakhti dhow si xoogan looga dareemi doona gobolka iyo dhamaan dunida dacaladeeda
Waxay isu balansadeen Jamaahiirtan oo isugu jira golaha sharcidajinta iyo waliba xubanaha jaaliyada fooljeex in ay markale dib u soo labakacleeyaan, laguna sooceliyo halkii ay ahaan jirtay jaaliyada MN.
Waxaanu Umada soomaaliyeed ee dunida dacaladiisa ku kala nool ilaahay uga baryaynaa in Sanadkii Tagay murugadii soo gaadhay faraxad ugu badalo.
Siminaarka ayaa sida lagu wado socon doona dhowrka bari ee fooda inagu soohaysa hadii Alle Idmo, waxayna ardaydu sheegeen in ay wax badan kafaa’iideen siminaarka iyaguna ay dadka usii faa’iidayn doonaan.
Waxaa maanta magaalada Addis Ababa lagu qabtay shir heer sare aha oo uu qabtay Ururka OYSU faraciisa magaaladan Addis Ababa kulankan oo Ahaa mid aan caadi ahayn ayaa waxaa ka soo qayb galay guddoomiyaha ONLF Dr. Cabdirahmaan sheikh mahadi Maaddeey iyo Hogaanka Arrimaha Sayaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa,
Ugu horrayn waxaa lagu furay shirka Aayado Qur”aana iyo wacdi diiniya intaa ka dib waxaa makarafoonka la wareegay Xoghayaha OYSU ee Addis Ababa Mudane Maxamed Wali Haajir (Dr. Xabeeb oo ka war bixiyay halka ay marayso shaqada iyo hawsha ay hayaan Ururka OYSU qaybtiisan Addis Ababa waxuuna Xoghayuhu ku dheeraaday muhiimadda ay leedahay midnimada iyo wada jirka dhalinyarada iyo Ahmiyadda ay leedahay in la xoojiyo lana mideeyo xoogga iyo Aqoonta dhalinyarada, wuxuuna ugu dardaarmay dhalinyarada Addis Ababa inay dardar galiyaan hawsho hortaala iyo waajibaadka la gudboon,
Dhanka kale waxaa goobta ka hadlay guddoomiye ku xigeenka Unugta JWXO ee magaalada Addis Ababa Mudane Maxamed Muuse Sayid oo ka war bixiyay qaabka ay u socoto shaqada Unugta iyo hawlaha ay qabtaan oo runtii laf-dhabar u aha guud ahaan shaqada Ururka ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa,
Geesta kale waxaa shirka khudbad dheer oo dhinacyo badan taabanaysa ka jeediyay Mudane Xassan Macalin Hoggaanka Arrimaha Sayaasadda ONLF waxuuna Halgame Xassan Macalin ku dheeraaday sida ay lagama-maarmaanka u tahay inaan ilaaliyo haybadda guud ee dadkeena iyo sidii loo heli lahaa jiil dhamays tiran oo aaminsan Soomaalinida kana duulaya sidii uu hormarin lahaa dadkiisa iyo dalkiisa, waxuuna ku nuux-nuuxsaday inay munaasab tahay ilaalinta danta guud iyo in laga dheeraado wax kasta oo keeni kara kala qayb sanaan bulshada dhaxdeeda aha waxaa kale oo uu Halgame Xasan Macalin ka war bixiyay halka ay marayso hawsha iyo shaqada Xafiiska ONLF ee magaaladan Addis Ababa Isagoona qaab loo riyaaqday u qaadaa dhigay war bixinta Xafiiska,
Intaa ka dib waxaa makarafoonka lagu soo dhaweeyay guddoomiyaha JWXO Halgame Dr. Cabdirahmaan sheikh mahadi Maaddeey waxuuna guddoomiyuhu goobta ka jeediyay khudbad aad u qiimo badan oo dhinacyo taabanaysay waxuuna kula dardaarmay Ardayda Soomaaliyeed ee wax ka barata magaalada Addis Ababa inay xoojiyaan midnimadooda loona istaago sidii loo heli lahaa Xaqa inaga wada maqan, khudbadda guddoomiyaha iyo dhammaan shirka oo maqal iyo muuqaal aha ayaad dhawaan naga filanaysaan Insha allaah.
Gabagabadii shirka ayaa waxaa la guddoonsiiyay 16 xubnood shahaado sharaf ay ku mutaysteen hawl-karnimadooda iyo shaqo wanaagooda waxaana si wada jir aha u guddoonsiiyay Guddoomiye Cabdirahmaan sheikh mahadi iyo Halgame Xassan Macalin.
Gunaanadkii shirka ayaa ku soo dhamaaday jawi farxadeed iyadoo lagu ballamay shaqo halgan ooy daacadnimo ku gadaaman tahay,
December 27, 2019 (Ezega.com) — The Ethiopian Attorney General has charged 50 individuals, including former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) Engineer Azeb Asnake, with grand corruption and alleged misuse of power.
The suspects include Azeb’s colleague Bireda Maru who served as portfolio manager in EEP, Colonel Mulu Woldegebriel, former Deputy Director-General of Metals Engineering Corporation (METEC) and his colleague Lieutenant Colonel Solomon Berhe who was serving as Corporate New Business Development Finance Administration Head in the military conglomerate.
According to the charges read at the Federal High Court Fourth Anti Corruption Bench on Friday METEC and EEP inked contractual agreement in 2007 at a cost of 5.1 billion Birr to clear the forest found at project site of the Ethiopian Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and make the land ready for the reservoir and other purposes. The charges, however, states that the contractual agreement was poorly executed.
The attorney general accused Engineer Azeb Asnake who resigned as CEO of EEP in August 2018 and her colleagues Bireda Maru and other employees of EEP for failing to take managerial action for the forest clearing job poorly done; endorsing full payment for a job that was only 30 percent accomplished, and embezzling over one billion birr of public money.
According to the charges filed by attorney general, officials of METEC, including Deputy Director METEC Colonel Mulu Woldegebriel and other senior officials of the military conglomerate, partnered with officials of EEP to embezzle the allocated budget of the forest clearing work.
The charges said other 37 managers of private construction companies were accused of involvement in the embezzlement of the public resources without delivering the job they were supposed to accomplish based on the contractual agreement.
Lieutenant Colonel Solomon Berhe has been accused of paying half a billion birr to 37 construction contractors for jobs that were partially or poorly done. Legal procurement procedures were not followed as the contractual works were awarded to the 37 contractors, the charges read.
Ezega.com learned that out of the 50 suspects, four of them heard the charges against them at the Federal High Court Fourth Anti Corruption Bench while the majority of the suspects, including Engineer Azeb Asnake, are at large.
The court adjourned the case for Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Gudoomiyaha Xafiiska JWXO ee Dagmada Dhanaan Naftii Hure Axmednuur Qaalib oo shirka furay ayaa makarafoonka kusoo dhaweeyay Hogaanka Arimaha Bulshada ee Gobolka Shabeelle halgame Maxamed Garaad, wuxuuna mudane Garaad shacabka Tuulada Qorra kudhaqan uga war bixiyay marxalada nabad kuhalganka ah ee lagalay iyo kaalinta shacabka looga baahan yahay.
Sidoo kale Gudoomiyaha Xafiiska JWXO ee Dagmada Dhanaan halgame Axmednuur Qaalib ayaa shacabka Tuulada Qorra kudhaqan kubooriyay in ay Midnimada iyo walaalnimada ka shaqeeyaan taas oo ah wax kaliya ee dadka iyo dalka lagu hor marin karo.
Guntii iyo Gunaanadkii Waftigii JWXO ee Tuulada Qorra gaadhay iyo shacabka ree Qorra ayaa kubalamay in horay looga dhaqaaqo meesha lajoogo si guul loogaadho.
Intii uu shirku socday ayaa waxaa Goobta ka hadlay Khubaro Arimaha Amniga Ku takhasusay,waxayna soo jeediyeen in wax laga badalo habkii horee loo maamul jiray Arrimaha Amniga Iyadoo la tix-raacayo isbadalka ka socda dalka Ethiopia.
Sidookale waxaa madasha ka hadlay taliyaha guud ee ciidanka Ethiopia waxuuna balan qaaday inay wax weyn ka badali doonaan Qaab-dhaqankii Horee ciidamada Si ay Ula jaanqaadaan isbadalka dalka kadhacay hadda wixii ka dambeeyana lala socon-doono hawlaha ay hayaan hay’adaha Amnigu.
Geesta kale Masuuliyiintii ka socday xisbiyada Ayaa soo jeediyay in Dib Uhabayn Balaadhan lagu sameeyeo Qaabka ay Ushaqeeyaan Hay’adaha Amniga qayba-hooda kala duwan, sida Booliska, Asluubta, Ciidamada Deegamada, Nabad Sugida,Milatariga iyo dhammaan Hay’adaha Amniga ku shaqada leh,
A warning statement is issued calling authorities in Amhara region of Ethiopia to address five demands over burned Mosques in Motta or face a nationwide protest. However, Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council has dismissed that it does not recognize the demonstration called for December 27, 2019.
Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council has issued a warning on Thursday calling for Amhara regional state to address demands of the Muslim by January 1, 2010, or The Federal Muslim council will call a nationwide demonstration, according to a report by DW Amharic service.
The Council also extended appreciation to entities that acted to contain the problem and condemned the act of burning of Mosques in Motta Town, Gojjam, in western Ethiopia.
Amhara region Islamic Affairs Council has expressed support to the ultimatum of Ethiopia’s Islamic Affairs Council
Sheik Saed Mohammed Omar, President of Amhara Region Islamic Affairs, on his part said that he has disclosed to the government that damage has been caused to Mosques in Motta because of failure to take necessary caution, and that he fully supports the statement from Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Council, as reported by DW Amharic Service
Demands of the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council are:
1) The government to provide all necessary support to the Committee established to investigate the origin of the problem and the damage caused as a result of it.
2) To capture individuals and/or groups who were chanting and ranting in an outlandish manner after burning places of worship, and hold them legally responsible so that they get appropriate retribution
3) Indemnity be paid to individuals and organization who suffered damage to private property or in other forms
4) To rebuild all burned Mosques quickly so as to enable them to offer their daily services
5) To establish a committee capable of investigating problems Muslims in the region face and resolve them, and start acting soon.
Amhara regional government has disclosed that so far it has arrested about 33 suspects in connection with the incident in Motta.
On December 20, 2019, several Mosques were attacked in the town (at least three of them burned completely) after an ancient church in the town was burned.
As well, Muslim owned businesses were targeted during the attacks. At least 18 are reportedly destroyed. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has issued a statement immediately condemning the attack and expressing readiness to help the effort to bring perpetrators to justice.
There have been protests, in Jijiga for example, calling for perpetrators of the attack to be held responsible.
The Ethiopian government says that those who are engaged in the act of burning places of worship (dozens of churches have also been burned in this past year) are groups with political agenda of their own and their intention is to trigger religious-based clashes in the country.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council said that the demonstration called for December 27, 2019 does not have a recognition, as reported by Fana Broadcasting Corporation.
Secretary of the Council, Haji Sheck Kassim Tajudin, said in a statement on Thursday that the demonstration called for Friday does not have a recognition from the Council and advised members of the muslim community to focus on their Friday prayers.
Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki vowed to “bolster cooperation” with Ethiopia in a ceremony organized to lay cornerstone for Eritrean Embassy Construction near Siddist Kilo area of Addis Ababa.
On his second day of visit to Ethiopia, Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki, joined by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, laid the cornerstone for the construction of a new Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa.
The new location is close to Hamle 19 recreation park in the Sidist Kilo area of the city. The current Eritrean embassy is located near Meskel Square.
Eritrean Ministry of Information quoted Abiy Ahmed as saying “Christmas gift to the people and Government of the people of Ethiopia to the people and Government of Eritrea” during the ceremony.
“The construction of the embassy will help strengthen the diplomatic relations of the two countries,” Abiy added during his speech after cornerstone laying ceremony.
Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Gedu Andargachew, and Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, among other dignitaries of Ethiopian and Eritrean officials, attended the ceremony.
Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki took a moment to express his gratitude for the hospitality accorded to his delegation.
He also expressed his country’s “resolute decision to work with requisite vigor to recoup lost opportunities by three generation to bolster new chapter of cooperation between the two countries,” as reported by Eritrean Ministry of Information.
Although this is his third trip to Ethiopia since the two countries ended two decades of hostile relations in 2018, it is his first trip since Abiy Ahmed was declared as “winner” of the 2019 Nobel peace prize.
In a related development, the Eritrean delegation under President Isaias has visited Industrial Park in Adama (Nazret) and other industrial projects in Bishoftu (Debrezeit) and Dukem.
The president and delegation also attended “Let’s celebrate shared historical chapter,” event organized at the National Palace.
Waxaa maanta lagu qabtay Magaalada Addis Ababa, Shir ballaadhan oo uu soo diyaariyay Machadka Istiraatiijiyada Nabadda(I.S.A) oo ay ka soo qayb galeen Hay’adaha Amniga, xisbiyada xubno ka socday, Baarlamaanka iyo khubarro ku takhasusay Arrimaha Amniga.
Shirka oo uu ka qayb-galay Hoggaanka Arrimaha Siyaasadda iyo Xidhiidhka Faderaalka Ahna Guddoomiyaha Xafiiska ONLF ee Addis Ababa ayaa ahaa mid ay Dad badan ka soo qayb galeen.
Intii uu shirku socday ayaa waxaa goobta ka hadlay Khubarro dhanka Amniga aha oo soo jeediyay,in wax weyn laga badalo habkii hore ee loo maamul jiray Arrimaha Amniga iyo la tix-raacayo muhiimadda uu leeyahay isbadalka ka socda dalka Ethiopia,
Waxaa sidookale madasha ka hadlay Taliyaha guud ee ciidanka Ethiopia Isagoo balan qaaday, inay wax weyn ka Badali doonaan, qasabna ay tahay in lala Jaanqaado isbadalkaDalka la socda.
Hadda wixii ka Dambeeyana lala socondoono hawlaha Ay hayaan hay’adaha Amnigu iyadoona Meesha laga saarayo hab-dhaqankii Hore ee loo maamuli jiray ciidanka Ethiopia.
Geesta kale waxay soo jeediyeen xubnihii ka socday xisbiyada in si qotto dheer looga baaraan dago, habka loo hir-galinayo Hay’adaha Amniga qayba-hooda kala duwan, hadday Ahaan lahaayeen Booliska, Asluubta, Liyuu Booliska, Milatariga iyo dhammaan hay’adaha Amniga ku shaqada leh,
WASHINGTON – A new law being considered in Ethiopia is being called a threat to free speech and online expression.
Ethiopia’s “Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation” is in a draft stage, but if approved, it would criminalize online, broadcast or print speech that promotes hatred, said the London-based rights group Human Rights Watch in a press statement Friday. It defines this as anything inciting “hatred, discrimination or attack against a person or an identifiable group, based on ethnicity, religion, race, gender or disability.” It also outlaws “dissemination of disinformation” or falsehoods, the statement added.
The law has been approved by the prime minister’s Cabinet but must still be approved by parliament.
But critics believe this law could be used to silence critical voices or political opponents. This, they say, was the case with an anti-terrorism law passed in 2009 which was used to imprison protestors and journalists.
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“These kinds of laws including, in the past, the anti-terrorism law, has been used to illegally stifle opposition,” said Befeqadu Hailu, the executive director of the Center for Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD), speaking to VOA Amharic. “So there is a concern that there hasn’t been enough discussion over these laws.”
Supporters of the law believe it is necessary, particularly to stop people from inflaming ethnic hatred.
Ethiopia has endured a tumultuous year of ethnic tension. In June, an Army general from the Amhara ethnic group led a coup attempt. In October, 86 people were killed in the Oromia region, Harari region and the city of Dire Dawa in clashes with security forces. The violence began when Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed announced that security forces were plotting to assassinate him.
In announcing the law, Ethiopia’s council of ministers said it was needed to prevent further violence. “It is deemed necessary to enact the law because the nation cannot address problems arising from hate speeches and fake news with existing laws,” the council said.
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Human Rights Watch agrees that the threat of ethnic violence is real, but says a law like this is not the answer.
“The Ethiopian government is under increasing pressure to respond to rising communal violence that has at times been exacerbated by speeches and statements shared online,” said Laetitia Bader, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. “But an ill-construed law that opens the door for law enforcement officials to violate rights to free expression is no solution.”
The use of hate speech laws around the world shows that authorities have often abused them for political purposes, Human Rights Watch said.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali receives medal and diploma from Chair of the Nobel Comitteee Berit Reiss-Andersen during Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony in Oslo City Hall.
A man scrolls down his cell phone for social media newsfeed about Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Maheder Haileselassie – RC1AE9461DC0
Mimiyo Fikadu, 38, taxi driver, browses through the internet using his Ethio-telecom service as he waits for his customers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri – RC2S9D9SZ0L2