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As fundraising to support Abdi Fite falters, social media reports Prof. Mohammed Hassen resigns from OMN Board

Posted: Caamsaa/May 1, 2017 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments (5)

Immediately following the announcement that author/journalist Abdi Fite departed from the Oromia Media Network (OMN) last week, supporters of the journalist set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds towards Fite’s “severance package.” The campaign sought to raise $25,000; however, it seems the campaign lost its steam by the end of the week; three days later, it could only manage to raise about 48% of the target. Some have been heard complaining on social media about Fite’s supporters not putting their money where their mouths are.

Meanwhile, reports on social media say the known Oromo historian Prof. Mohammed Hassen has resigned from the OMN Board of Trustees as of April 30, 2017. Gadaa.com/Finfinne Tribune was not able to independently verify this report circulating on social media, particularly on Facebook.

No statement has been given from OMN regarding these recent high-profile departures from the organization.

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Opdo sirna juneedi Meles miicantus hin qulqullofne,Amma illee Tigray tplf aangoo irra tursiusuuf fakkaatee basaasatuu jawar.

Ysa Oromoo waan Juwar M.jedhu kana dhaggeefadhaa kijibduu kana.

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Jawaar qabsoo Oromoo akka Leencoo lataa 1991 oromootti tabatee jawaaris Oromootti tabachuu heedaa

Jiraadhuu, dhugaani nihadhoofitu qorissa wani tateefi, haa hadhufituu fudhaatani itiin fayuuni baribachisadhaa. Kanaafi yaa ilimaani Oromo qabisoo dhigaani asinii batee tanaa dubaatii hindebisinaa!!

Diinni hiriira "Down Down Wayyaanee" qindeessu argame jechuudha.

jawar komachuu dura of komadhuuu

eenyutu isa dura ta'a qeerro godhe kan isa muude? kanaaf yaalin ajjecha Yaazo iratti goosise laata? qeerro is bigger than omn, where you dislodged everybody and became the sole leader Jawar MohammedDammaqaa Nagaasaa

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Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo, ABO's youth league, claims it's been organizing the massive peaceful rallies across Oromia in October 2017. From October 11 to 17, 2017, the group shared daily video clips of the rallies on its Facebook page. These clips had been compiled together for documentation purposes and can be watched here:- https://vimeo.com/238707297

The rallies have been peaceful (nonviolent); most of the rally-goers have been seen carrying the Oromo Liberation Front’s (OLF’s) flag of “red-green-red,” which, through time, has become a symbol of the Oromo nationalism in the resistance struggle against the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF aka Woyane), the party of ethnic Tigreans who have dominated the Ethiopian federal government since its formation in 1991. In their chants, the rally-goers have expressed their support for the OLF and denounced the TPLF/Woyane; in some instances, they have also expressed their support for the current administration, led by Mr. Lemma Megersa, of the Oromia National Regional State; Mr. Lemma Megersa’s administration uses pro-Oromummaa and pro-Ethiopianist nationalist rhetoric to garner support from all sectors of Oromian citizens, and beyond. In some of the clips, the participants have also called on the TPLF government to release all political prisoners, including Dr. Merera Gudina and Mr. Bekele Gerba, leaders of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

Known as “Qeerroo” for short, ABO’s youth wing, the National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy (NYMFD), announced its formation in April 2011. Among its demands are: (1) the end of military rule of TPLF in Oromia and other oppressed regions, such as Ogadenia and Sidama-land; (2) the unconditional and immediate release of all political prisoners; (3) the confiscation of all TPLF-owned conglomerates; (4) the immediate termination of the land-grabbing policy; (5) the removal of the TPLF-dominated government and its replacement by a Transitional Government of national liberation movements, and opposition and civic groups. Qeerroo calls the current movement “Fincila Xumura Gabrummaa (FXG),” meaning: Revolt to End National Slavery [of the Oromo Nation]. The youth group has regular radio transmissions in Afaan Oromoo and Amharic to Oromia/Ethiopia.

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Oromoo Wayyaanaan OPIDIYO Harawa tolchaani karaa dhoksaatin maqaa qeerrootin Hirara waamani Alaabaa oromoo Harka kaayanii qabsoo karaa qabattee gufachiisuf deemani Oromoo Akka godinni Baalee itt damaqeett jaarasoolin yeeroo ammaa hirara hinbaanu jedhani qeerroon walii galani yeero amma waan biraa hojjachuu qabna jedhani murteefatanitt bakka maraayyu akkas godhu qabna

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  1. gpgutema Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

    A sale out Judas has to quote, “reliable source” . The source you rely on becomes unreliable as soon as you touch it. You third rate spin doctor. Look out, Jawar might make a breakfast out of you, as you prepare for last supper.

  2. Sorsa Reply

    May 2, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Any reasonable person would resign if he can not perform his duties. How on earth would someone hope to run a country like Oromia or Ethiopia if he/she can not manage one news channel?

    I propose, in the most unlikely case that Abdii DELIBERATELY violated written house rules there is no reason why he or anyone else should be tolerated unless he clearly apologizes and promises never to repeat. If any thing else is the reason for his dismissal, such as personal frictions, the Board must release Jawar, or they must resign as Prof. Hassen did.

  3. bakkalcha Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 2:05 am

    It’s affunysttoristhatbecousses.hwo.is.honestfor.ethentity?

  4. Abdataa Reply

    May 4, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Rakkinni namicha kanaa Jawaaritti hinaafaa jiraachuu isaati. OMN Oromo dhisii wayaanenu ragaa bahaafi jirti.wanti gurbaan keenya /Jawaar/ hojjechaa jiru hundi oromoodhaf warqiidha.Jawaar yaa gameessa keenya jiraadhu. Jarsoot waggaa diigdamii shan rafaa turanii eega ati qabsoo keenya karaati deebsitee wayyaane albaati itti fidinaan OMN irraat dhihaatanii muguu barbaadu.Namini guyyaa bofa large halkan quncee dheeffa jedhamaa mitiiree

  5. Sabontu Reply

    May 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Afaan dubbadhuun hinqabuu, dhugaan numaa baati, warranaa diinaa caalaa ka opdo caalaa ka tigrey caalaa waraana nukeesaa jiruuti gadhee. Ani dhiigaa oromoo jiguu akamiti laaluu dhabaan jechaatuu nati dhagayaamaa. Abdi fixe yoo waan fedhee hojjatee wanni isaan jedhuu hin qabuu. enyuun durraa oromoo namini dubbatee abdi fixeeti
    dhugaa rabbittuu beekaa. Abidi saboonaa oromooti. Waan inni rakkattee jarsaan dhugaan bahuu qabaa.

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