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   Sidaamu Daga Budu Battala
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All female Ejjeetto march, code named ‘FURRA-GAADO’, that to be held on 03/04/2019 in the city of Hawassa has been postponed.

April 4, 2019

The much anticipated march that would involve only female Sidama Ejjeetto and planned for coming Wednesday, 03/04/2019, has been extended by a week according to the sources close to the organizers of the March.

The march would be first in its kind in the country’s history and has drawn much attention. Consequently, the organizers needed more time to make it successful according these sources.

The march is part of other successive and successful ‘Gado’ that staged by the Ejjeetto recently to alert the central and regional governments that the constitutional rights of the Sidama people should be respected.

It is well known that the Sidama's quest for reginal statehood has been in its final stage after passing major hurdles from entrenched interests. However, the final stage or running referendum has been stuck in limbo due to unwillingness of the Ethiopian election board to hold referendum vote. Even though, this unconstitutional step has frustrated and angered the Sidama public from all walks of life, the Ejjeetto has been leading the struggle and peacefully demanding the country’s supreme law or constitution should prevail over peoples and groups interest.

Historically, woman in Sidama culture has been playing pivotal roles in preserving the Sidama's culture and identify and the female Ejjeetto are now following their mother's footsteps.

ወቅታዊ ጉዳይ ላይ ከሲዳማ ኤጄቶ የተሰጠ መግለጫ 
Ejjeetto  | Jan 12 

በሀገራችን አንጻራዊ ሰላም እየሰፈነ ባለበት ባሁኑ ወቅት የሲዳማ ሕዝብ ከለሎች ኢትዮጵያዉያን ወገኖቹ ጋር ሆኖ በህግ የበላይነት የሚትመራና ሁሉም ተከባብሮና ተፈቃቅሮ የሚኖርበትን ሀገር ለመመስረት ያለዉን ሕልም እዉን ለማድረግ በጉጉት እየተጠባበቀ ባለበት ጊዜ የሲዳማ መሬት በሃገራችን የመጣዉን ለዉጥና የሲዳማን ሕዝብ የነጻነት ጉዞ በሚቃወሙ ኃይላት እየተቀነባበሬ በየጊዜዉ ለሚላኩ ግጭት ቀስቃሽ ሁከቶችና ዉዥምብሮች ማስተናገጃ ስፍራ መሆኑ ግን አልቀረም። የሲዳማ ሕዝብ ባለፉት 9 (ዘጠኝ) ወራት ዉስጥ ብቻ በዚሁ ሴራ ከ30 በላይ ተወላጆቹን ያጣ ሲሆን በ100 በሚቆጠሩት ላይ ደግሞ ከባድና ቀላል የመቁሰል አደጋ ደርሶባቸዋል።

The Question of Justice cannot Wait, not for Illegal and Unconstitutional Reasons. 
Dr. Tsegaye Ararsa  | Jan 5 

As I said yesterday, the Prime Minister is wrong (legally, politically, and morally) in saying that the demands of groups such as the Sidama (to self-rule, identity, etc) are not going to be addressed until his (unconstitutional) commission completes its 'inquiries'. The reason he gave for denying their rights, through what is essentially a set of tactical delays, is:

High Hopes for Referendum to Resolve the Sidama People’s Quest for Regional Statehood Despite the Surprising Silence of the National Election Board of Ethiopia. 
Dr. Tunsisa Tafe  | Jan 5 

The Sidama people persistent struggle for political and economic equality in Ethiopia has been around for a long time. Unlike the other times, however, this is a critical time and the Sidama people are in the verge of writing a new chapter in their history book.

The Ethiopian Human Rights council Abuses the Human Rights of the Sidama Nation in its 146th Partisan Report.
Dr. Wolassa Lawisso  | Jan 4 

The Ethiopian Human Rights council , supposedly a non-government organization created to defend the human rights of all Ethiopian citizens and uphold and protect the constitution of the country with diligence and without fear or favour, miserably failed to live up to any of these ethos. In its so called “146th Special Report” on the unrest in Sidama in June 2018 and in other parts of the country recently, the commission squandered an opportunity to conduct a professional and objective assessment of what unfolded in Sidama.

Renowned Ethiopian Economist, Wolassa L Kumo, returns home after several years in Exile
Hawassa  | Dec 7 

Dr. Wolassa Kumo, developmental economist was head of Irish funded developmental projects located in Sidama area from 1994-2002.
Irish aid fund was major fund source for the Sidama zone during 27 years of EPRDF reign. Even though, the Sidama zone has similar population size with that of Tigray, only fraction of yearly budget that was allocated to the Tigray region would allocate the Sidama zone. However, many developmental projects we see today in Sidama were developed during those 8 years of project life cycle.

Press Release by Ejjeetto on Spiking Human Rights Violations in Sidama Zone, Particularly in the City of Hawassa and Its Vicinities
Ejjeeto  | September 4 

In recent months, there have been several cases of human rights abuses in the Sidama Zone, including extrajudicial killings, beatings, mass arrest and intimidations – particularly in the city of Hawassa, which is the seat of both the Sidama Zone Administration and SNNPR (Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region). According to eye witnesses, the majority of victims are the Sidama people.

በሲዳማ አካባብ ስላለዉ ወቅታዊ የሃገራችን ሁነታን በተመለከተ ከሲዳማ ኤጀቶ የተሰየጠ መግለጫ
Ejjeeto  | July 7 

የሲዳማ ሕዝብ በኢትዮጵያዊነቱ የሚኮራና ለሃገርቷ ህገ መንግስት ተገዥ ብቻ ሳይሆን ህገ ምንግስቱን ለማስከበር ብዙ መስዋእትን የከፈለ ሕዝብ ነዉ። ላለፉት ለብዙ ዓመታት ሕገ መንግስቱ ሕዝብን በሚጠቅም መልኩ ሳይሆን ለይስሙላነትና የጥቅቶች መገልገያ ብቻ እንድያገለግል ያደረጉ ስርአቶችን በመታገል እንደለላዉ እትዮጵያዊ ሕዝብ ብዙ መስዋእትን ከፍሎ አሁን ላለንበት ደረጃ አድርሷል።

The June 2018 Massacre of the Sidama Civilians by the Wolayta Security Forces under the Direct Command of Fiseha Garedew, the South Ethiopia Region Police Commissioner: An Eyewitness Report.

በሲዳማ አካባቢ ስላለዉ ወቅታዊ የሃገራችን ሁኔታን በተመለከተ ከሲዳማ ኤጀቶ የተሰጠ መግለጫ
Ejjeeto  | June 28 

በአገራችን ላላፉት ሀያ ሰባት ዓመታት በሕዝባችን ላይ ተጭኖ የነበረው ሥርዓት ለአገዛዝ እንድያመች በማሰብ በተለያዩ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች መካከል ለዘመናት አብሮ የዘለቀውን የሕዝቦች ባህላዊ ማንነት፣ ወግና እምነቶች ላይ የተመሠረተውን አብሮ ተቻች ሎና ተፈቃቅሮ የመኖር እሴቶችን ደረጃ በደረጃ በመናድ በተቃራኒው በሕዝቦች መካከል መጠራጠርን፣ ቅራኔንና የጥላቻ ዘመቻ በማካሄድና በማደራጀት የከረመ ሲሆን ህደቱንም ፍጹም ሰላማዊ ለማስመሰል በሚዲያ ፕሮፓጋንዳ በማካኸድ በሕዝቦች መካከል እጅግ የሠፋ ልዩ ነቶች እንድፈጠሩ ማድረጉ ይታወሳል። ለዚህም ማሳያ የሚሆኑ በአገራችን በተደጋጋሚ በሕዝቦች መካከል በተለያዩ ወቅቶች የተከሰቱ መጠነ ሰፊ ግጭቶችን ማንሳት ይቻላል። የቅርብ ጊዜን እንኳን ለአብነት ብናነሳ በሱማሌና በኦሮሚያ ክልል መካከል፣ በደቡብና በኦሮሚያ ክልልሎች መካከል፣ እንዲሁም በደቡብ ክልል ኮንሶና ደራሼ፣ በጋሞና በዎላይታ መካከል የተነሱ ግጭቶችን መጥቀስ ይቻላል።

የሲዳማ ብሄር የ2010 ፍቼ ጫንባላ አከባበር ወቅትና ከዝያም በኋላ ባሉት ተከታታይ ቀናት የሲዳማን የክልል ጥያቄ አቅጣጫ ለማስቀየር በደህደን አቀነባባርነት በተጀመረዉ ግጭት ምክንያት ሕይወታቸዉን ያጡ የሲዳማ ተወላጆች ዝርዝር፦
Sidama  | July 26  

Hawassa Update  | June 16  

Breaking News: Bomb explosion in Shamana area of Sidama Zone kills 3 and wounds more than 14.

Hawassa Update  | June 15  

Breaking News: The PM Abiy Ahmed plans to visit violence hit areas including Hawassa during coming week and made plea requesting restraint from all parties.

Hawassa Update  | June 15  

Breaking News:Sidama Ejjeetto Killed by security forces in Hawassa are 1.Balcha Barassa from Bansa Daye 2. Mathewosi Dereje from Bursa 3. Dawit Dakama from Bursa. We will update as we get information of more victims.

The Sidama’s New Year, Fiche, is under threat by External Forces
New  | June 14 

Fichee is peaceful festival of Sidama people and biggest event of the year. During transition from old year to the new, holding grudges against others or even cutting tree is forbidden. The Fichee eve involves crossing symbolic arc to signify completing this purging process before starting a New Year. 

Some may argue Fichee is safer today than ever since it’s inscribed as intangible world heritage. But Fichee is under threat today than ever.

በሀዋሳ ከተማ የደኢህዴን ጽ/ቤት ለሲዳማ ዘመን መለወጫ በዓል አከባበርን በተመለከተ ያዎጣዉ ዕቅድ
New  | June 2 

'በሀዋሳ ከተማ አስተዳደር ደኢህዴን ቅ/ጽ/ቤት የ2010 ፊቼ ጫማባላላ የሲዳማ ዘመን መለወጫ በዓል አከባበር ኮሚቴ ዕቅድ' በምል ርዕስ ያወጣዉ ሰነድ ደኢህዴን በሲዳማ ሕዝብ ዉስጥ ሰርጎ ገብቶ የሲዳማ ሕዝብ ማንነትን ለማጥፋት የነደፌዉን ዕኩይ ተግባር እነደቀጠለ የሚያሳይ ነዉ ሚስክር ነዉ። እንደምታዎቀዉ ደኢህዴን ከ16 አመት በፍት በዋናዉ ብሮ በመርዉ ሃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ መርነት የሎቀቁዉን ጭፍጨፋ ከማዘዙ ጀምሮ በህወሃት አጋዥነት በሲዳማ ሕዝብ ላይ እየሰራ የቆየዉ ግፍ ይህ ነዉ የማይባል ነዉ። ከላይ ልንኩን በመጫን ሰነዱን ያንብቡት.

በሲዳማ ዞን መስተዳደር በጭሬ ወረዳ በደረሰዉ ድንገተኛ አደጋ ላለቁት ወገኖቻችን ከኤጀቶ የተላለፈ የሃዘን መግለጫ
Ejjeeto  | May 28  

ሲዳማ ዞን በጭሬ ወረዳ ሃሊላ ቀበሌ በደረሰዉ ድንገተኛ የመረት መነሸራተት አደጋ የብዙ ሰዉ ሕይወት ጠፋ

Sidaama Cirre  | May 27  

ሰበር ዜና ትናንት ማለትም ግንቦት ፲፰ ከምሽቱ አንድ ሰዓት ላይ ሲዳማ ዞን በጭሬ ወረዳ ሃሊላ ቀበሌና በነሰቦ ወረዳ ድንበር ላይ በደረሰ የመሬት ናዳ የ24 ሰዎች ህይወት አልፏል። የቀብር ስነስርዓታቸው ዛሬ ከቀኑ 7 ላይ ተፈጽሟል። በርካታ የቀንድ ከብቶችም አልቀዋል። የሟቾች ቁጥር ከዚህ ሊበልጥ እንደሚችል የአካባቢው ነዋሪዎች ገልጸዋል። ለተጨመር መረጃ የቭኦኤ ዘገባ ያዳምጡ

የሎቄ ሰማዕታት ቀን 16ኛ አመት አከባበርን በተመለከተ ከሲዳማ ኤጄቶ የተሰጠ መግለጫ
Ejjeeto  | May 26  

በትላንትናው ዕለት በአገር ውስጥና በውጪ የሚኖሩ የሲዳማ ብሔር ተወላጆችና ሲዳማን የሚወዱ ሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን በግንቦት 16/1994 ዓ/ም በጭካኔ የተገደሉ ወገኖቻችንን በተለያየ መልኩ በማስታወስ ውለዋል። በተለያዩ ዪንቨርሲቲወችና በከፍተኛ ሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርት ቤቶች የሚማሩ ተማሪወች፥ ነጋዴወች፥ በተለያየ የሙያ መስክ የተሠማሩ የሲዳማ ኤጄቶወችና የተቀረው የሲዳማ ሕዝብ በሙሉ የትላንትናውን ቀን ለማስታወስ ካደረጉአቸው ነገሮች ጥቂቶቹ የሚከተሉት ናቸው።

1997 የሲዳማ ዞን ም/ቤት በ2ኛ ዙር 9ኛ ጉባኤ በሲዳማ ብሒረሰብ የክልል ጥያቄ ላይ ተወያይቶ ያስተላለፈዉን ዉሳኔ የተያዘበት ታርካዊ ቃለ-ጉባኤ
 | May 4 
በጠቅላይ ሚ/ር ዶ/ር አብይ አህመድ የሚመራዉ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ለሲዳማ ሕዝብ በአስቸኳይ መመለስ ያለበትን አንገብጋቢ ጥያቄወችን በተመለከተ ከሲዳማ ኤጀቶ የተሰጠ መግለጫ
Ejjeeto  | Apr 24 

የሲዳማ ህዝብ በታሪኩ ጭቆናን ኣሜን ብሎ ተቀብሎ የኖረበት ጊዜ የለም። ከኣፄዎቹ ጊዜ ኣንስቶ እስካሁኑ የኢህኣዴግ ዘመነ መንግስት ድረስ የተነጠቀዉን እራስን በራስ የማስተዳደርና ሌሎች ወሳኝ ደሞክራትክና ሰብዓዊ መብቶች ለማስመለስ ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ኢየከፈለ ቆይቷል። ለኣብነት ያክል ደርግን ለመጣል በተደረገ አልህ ኣስጨራሽ ትግል ብዙ ሺ የሲዳማ ጀግኖች ተሰዉተዉ ኣብዛኛዉን የሲዳማ ኣካባቢ ህወሃት ኣዲስ ኣበባ ሳይገባ ነፃ ማዉጣት ችለዋል።

Ethiopia's New PM - The Biggest TPLF Conspiracy Or Capable of Making A Highly-Craved Change Possible?
April 14  

Most people in Ethiopia and Diaspora with minimum political knowledge may share with me the understanding of one unequivocal fact. The dynamics of Ethiopian politics during the last three years has been indescribably changed. The history has been rewritten by the bloods and bones of thousands of Oromo youth followed by the Konso, Amhara and the rest peoples’ in Ethiopia since 2015.

ኣዲሱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር በኣገሪቱ ብሔራዊ እርቅ ለማምጣት የሚስሩ ከሆነ፤ በሲዳማው የሎቄው እልቂት ተሳታፊ የሆኑ የመንግስት ባለስልጣናትን ለፍርድ ያቅርቡ
April 8  

ኣዲሱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር በኣገሪቱ ባለው የመልካም ኣስተዳደር ችግር ብሎም የኣገሪቱ ሕገ መንግስት በሚፈቅደው መልኩ የተለያየ ሰብኣዊ መብቶቻቸውን በሰላማዊ መንገድ በመጠያቃቸው ብቻ፤ በጸጥታ ኃይሎች ግፍ ለደረሰባቸው ሰለባዎች፤ የተሰማቸውን ልባዊ ሀዘን እና ይቅርታ ከመጠየት ኣልፈው፤ የድርጊቱን ፈጻሚዎች ለህግ መቅረብ ይጠበቅባቸዋል።

Ethsat / ESAT Proved Its Inherent Racism as It Berates the Heroes Of The Sidama Nation: – It Must Clarify!
April 8  

About 5 years ago, the ESAT’s Amsterdam based journalist by the name ‘Fasil Yenealem’ interviewed this writer about matters related with the Sidama nation. To my recollection, the interview went very well. On the second day of the interview, the program was on air with some pictures, music and geographical locations entirely unrelated to the Sidama culture and ways of life albeit they were ascribed to the Sidama.

The SNLF Press statement on Ethsat’s airing of false information on the History of the Sidama Nation
SLM  | April 5  

Follow the link above to read the press statement of SLNF

'Min Alesh Meti' episode aired on 3/2/2018 from Esat Media does grossly misrepresent and degrade the Sidama Veteran freedom defenders and needs immediate withdrawal of the content and an apology to Sidama people.
Editor  | April 4 

The Esat media outlets have been alternate source of information for millions of Ethiopians where all medias in the country are controlled and used by the TPLF elites and their associates. There is no denying there for that their hard work have greatly contributed to the deterioration and ultimate collapse of the treacherous government of Tigrean People's Liberation Front. However, it's also sad to see them carrying such a low level journalism by grossly misrepresenting facts and degrading our heroes. They should have done better job by following journalism ethics and providing supporting evidence for their content since they are held accountable for the information they provide rather than airing unbalanced and false information to the millions who depend on them for information. The Sidama people requires an apology and withdrawal of the content as soon as possible.
The statues may have been improperly erected or inscriptions on statues may have been written in such a way that it projects the TPLF regime's long term survival, but that does not mean these disparaged heroes symbolized by these statues are forgery. They may not be alive today, but their heroic deeds are prominently linger among Sidama people today and will be equally embraced by future generations. Confirming or denying their existence on Sidama land is not Esat's task. It is up to the Sidama people to make sure people who sided with oppressors should not be allowed to erase the history too. In Next few days, the Gudumaale editors will publish history of these heroes on Gudumaale site.

Gobannikera Tophphiyaho xa yannara ikkanninoorira Sidaamu Ejjeetto uyitinno xawishsha
Ejjeeto  | Mar 21 

Saiha lemiina lamala (27) diro gobankera Tophphiyaho dagate huuro maciishshitannokkiti, lowontanni miciirte itanno mangiste uurite gashshitanni keeshshitinnoti qaangannite. Xa yannara gobbanke aana ikkanni noore la’nummoha ikkiro, Gobba gashshootu nookkita ikkitewo, qansanose keerunni fulte loosidhe qaensara higannokki deerra iillitinno. Qoleno gobba diinunni agartanno olamaano loosonsa agurte Tigirete jawimma leelishannore loosatenni amadantinno. Konne moorunnihanna daga miccirranni loosonsa jeefo ganate wiinamu lallawa lallawisiisse keerano daga/qansaano shaate wiinantanni no.
ከሲዳማ ኤጄቶ በወቅታዊ የሃገራችን ሁኔታ ላይ የተሰጠዉን መግለጫ የአምርኛዉን ትርጉም ለማንበብ እዝህ ይጫኑ

ሲዳማ አርነት ንቅናቄ የእትዮጵያ መንግስትን የአስቸኳይ አዋጅን በተመለከተ መግለጫ አዎጣ
SLM  | Mar 4 

ስዳማ አርነት ንቅናቄ በዎንዶገነት አካባብ የተፈጠረዉን ግጭት በተመለከተ ያዎጣዉን መግለጫ ልንከኩንበመጫን ይመልከቱ!

ሲዳማ ህዝብ ከኢትዮጵያ ሶማሌ ክልል ከቤት ንብረታቸዉ ለተፈናቀሉ የኦሮምያ ወገኖች ማቋቋሚያ የሚዉል የ2.5 ሚሊየን ብር ድጋፍ አደረጉ
Oromia  | Mar 1 

የሲዳማ ህዝብ እና የሲዳማ ዞን አስተዳደር ከኢትዮጵያ ሶማሌ ክልል ከቤት ንብረታቸዉ ለተፈናቀሉ ወገኖች ማቋቋሚያ የሚዉል የ2.5 ሚሊየን ብር ድጋፍ አድርገዋል። የገንዝብ ድጋፉን አቶ አበባየሁ አበራ የሲዳማ ዞን የገንዝብ እና ኢኮኖሚ ልማት መምሪያ ሃላፊ በዛሬዉ ዕለት ለኦሮሚያ ክልላዊ መንግስት ምክትል ፕረዝዳንት ለክቡር አቶ ዑመር ሁሴን አስረክበዋል

The ruling party administration is to implement controversial master plan for Hawassa city that possibly will displace thousands of Sidama farmers from their ancestral land
Hawassa  | Feb 25 

The AddisFortune magazine, which is close to present Ethiopian regime, recently disclosed that federal and South Ethiopia People Democratic Front(SEPDM) are implementing Hawassa city's master plan with allocated budget of over 12 Million Ethiopian Birr without consent and knowledge of Sidama people. According to the magazine, the master plan will extend city's plan to additional 10 surrounding kebeles of Sidama zone possibly displacing thousands of Sidama farmers from their holdings. Paradoxically enough, the city belongs to the people of Sidama and will remain cultural, social and economic center for them. Any plan that excludes their involvement in deciding the fate of the city will remain illegal.

በሲዳማ በቅርቡ ከዎያኔ እስር ቤት የተለቀቁትን ሰለሞን ናዩ፡ ደበሳ ዳካና ተሾመ ደበበን በመኪና አሳፍሬዉ በንሳ ያደረሱትን አሸባሪዎችን አሳፍራችኋል በሚል ታሰሩ
VOA  | Feb 19 

የቭአአ ዘገባ ከላይ ልንከኩን በመጫን ያዳምጡ!

ስዳማ አርነት ንቅናቄ በዎንዶገነት አካባብ የተፈጠረዉን ግጭትበ ተመለከተ መግለጫ አዎጣ
SLM  | Feb 15 

ስዳማ አርነት ንቅናቄ በዎንዶገነት አካባብ የተፈጠረዉን ግጭት በተመለከተ ያዎጣዉን መግለጫ ልንከኩንበመጫን ይመልከቱ!

Casualties reported as fighting has broken out between local residents in Wondogenet

Hawassa  | Feb 14 

Unconfirmed reports coming from Sidama are telling us that the fighting broke out between borders of Oromia and Sidama in Wondogenet area. TPLF has attempted inciting violence several times between these brotherly neighbors before. We recall recent attempt which TPLF and its Sidama henchmen recruited and used trained bandits from Sidama in vain effort to sandwich Oromia upraising from east and west, using the Somali criminal Abedi Ille from east side. Updates will follow

ከሲዳማ አርነት ንቅናቄ (ሲአን) በወቅታዊ ጉዳዮች ዙሪያ የተሰጠ መግለጫ፡-!
SLM PR  | Feb 2 

የሲዳማ ህዝብ ከጥንት ጀምሮ እስከ 1890ዎቹ መጀመሪያ ግማሽ ሶስት አመታት (1893 ዓ.ም) ድረስ አንደ ሌሎቹ የኢትዮጵያ፣ አፍሪቃ ብሎም የአለማችን ብሄሮችና ህዝቦች ራሱን በራሱ በማስተዳደር እስከተጠቀሰው ዘመን በርካታ ሺ አመታትን ያስቆጠረ ታሪክ ያለው ህዝብ ነው፡፡ በአለማችን የተለያዩ አካባቢዎችና ጥጋጥጎች ውስጥ የአብሮነት ኑሮአቸውን መስርተውና ረዥም የህይወት ዘመን የመምራታቸው መገለጫ በሚሆን መልኩ በሺዎች ለሚቆጠሩ ትውልዶች ያህል የየራሳቸውን ምጣኔ ሀብታዊ፣ ማህበራዊ፣ ባህላዊ፣ ስነ-ልቦናዊና አስተዳደራዊ ብሎም ፖለቲካዊ እሴቶቻቸው ጭምር በመታገዝና በመተመለከቱት ጉዳዮች እድገት ዙሪያ አማጭ የሆኑ ሚናዎችን በመጫወትና በሂደትም በሁሉም ረገድ አድገውና መንደገው በመላቅ እስከአሁኑ ታሪካዊ ወቅት መዝለቃቸው እውነት ነው፡፡

The TPLF/EPRDF Ethiopian Fascist Regime Must Stop Uprooting the Sidama People from Their Ancestral Land!
SNLF PR  | Jan 29 

The TPLF/EPRDF dictatorial regime of Ethiopia has continued to terrorize the various oppressed nations for 27 years now. Thousands of unarmed civilians are gunned-down on yearly basis for peacefully expressing their opposition to relentless abuses of human and democratic rights in the country. Independent estimates put the numbers of summarily executed civilians by the army and security apparatuses of the regime between 15,500 and 19,000 in the past 20 years alone.

በአቶ ሐይሌማርያም የምመራዉ የደቡብ ብሔሮች፣ ብሔረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል ምክር ቤት የዋሳ ከተማ እጣ ፈንታን በተመለከተ ያደሬገዉ ዝግ ስብሳባና ዉሳኔዎቹ
Hawassa  | Jan 23 

ሰሞኑን ህዎሃት ከገባበት ቀዉስ ራሱን ለማዳን በመቀሌ ከተማ በዝግ ስብሰባ ተዎጥሮ ባለበት ግዜ፡ የደቡብ ብሔሮች፣ ብሔረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል ምክር ቤት በጠቅላይ ምንስቴር ሃይሌማርያም ደሳለኝና የፀጥታዉ ሃላፍ በአቶ ስራጅ ፋገሳ መርኔት የክልሉ ምክር ቤት 182ኛ ስብሳባ በዝግ በማድሬግ በሃዋሳ ከተማ የዎዴፍት ሁኔታዎች ላይ ዉሳኔዎችን በማሳለፍ አጽድቆል።ይህ ዉሳኔ የከተማዉ ባሌበት ከሆኔዉ ከስዳማ ሕዝብ እዉቅና ዉጭ የተፈጸመ ሌላኛዉ ዎንጀል ኔዉ።

Several Sidama prisiners shot and killed by TPLF’s security Personnel at Yirgalem prison
Yirgalem  | Jan 28

Eye witnesses from area reported that prisoners at Yirgalem prison have been extra judiciary murdered by TPLF trained security forces. According to these sources, altercation broke out between security forces and frustrated prisoners who had completed their prison terms but not allowed to go free. The federal forces were immediately arrived and started shooting indiscriminately these helpless prisoners killing and wounding many. Esat media also siting Dr. Million Tumato, the head of Sidama Liberation Front that, reported that four prisoners were shot and killed.

Thousands of Sidamas Displaced from Oromia region are in need of Urgent help.

Aroreessa  | Dec 25 

According to various sources from Aroressa area, there are over 6 thousand Sidamas who have been displaced from Oromia region of Bale area and are seeking urgent help. However, there is hardly any help from the government body or any other organization as of this information was gathered. There is scanty information as to get up to date status from the area as the area is inaccessible through social media.

Reliable informants to Gudumaale said perhaps this is pre-planned orchestration to create chaos in the region by creating all out conflict between Sidama and Oromo people which only benefits TPLF which is presently teetering between death and existence.The conflict that resulted in this plight has trade mark of the recent government backed militia orchestrated conflict between Oromia and Somali people.

According to these sources, group of about 50 Sidamas who had been recruited and trained in Somali region training camp, where the regime trains LIYU police, are armed and active in this troubled area. This group is led by Kassa Addisu, the well known veteran fighter in Bensa area but now recruited by the Tigray Liberation Front to serve their interest. This group had been involved in several atrocities in past several months including inciting violence between Sidamas and Wolaitas. They are now involved in creating tensions and subsequent displacements of thousands of Sidamas who live in Aroressa area with their Oromo people. This indicate that TPLF had been making preparations to create similar conflict between these brotherly nations.

Had the conflict that was orchestrated between Somali-Oromo people worked in TPLF's favor, the Sidama-Oromo conflict would have been catastrophic to both nations. Thankfully, it has backfired and the TPLF is now held accountable for these atrocities.

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