Great Ethiopian Run disagrees with Semayawi party’s call for protest


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17 Responses

  1. chala says:

    The saudi issue is all ethiopian problem but Some parties in addis and in diaspora are trying to hijack it.
    G7 money beggars are already started to collect money and send it to Eritrea.
    Lemagne beyene who have never work on his 22 years in USA and lived on begged money for himself with his children see this is another big opportunity to collect money from those Ethiopians who love there country.
    For people like him they pray every morning to hear bad about ethiopia and ethiopians as that is the only way to collect money.
    I feel shame for his children to have a father who is praying for bad to happen in poor ethiopians them he can leave luxury life with collection money on the poor name.

  2. Sisay A says:

    The same people who are being against ethiopian development and protesting infront of world bank to stop Aid to ethiopia thinking if ethiopian starving they will change a gov. and we will be in power calculation now become the ethiopian saver.
    If we really love ethiopia and ethiopians we have to be one fighting poverty. because that is the main cause of our citizens leave the county and treated like this.
    So when i hear people like lemagne beyen speak how much they love ethiopians i laugh.
    he is in another hand supporting Alshabab, Shabia, G7 , ONLF to make war and ethiopia like syria with more than 4 million refugee.
    His and G7/ESAT only dream and wish is to hear and see problem in ethiopia and with that after millions die if the gov. fall to get the power if that not happened live the rest of your life in Diaspora by making meeting and collecting money in five star hotel on weekly base using the poor who is dying.

  3. Ethio says:

    “…lived on bagged money..” how do you think the Ethiopian government live? Aid money which is bagged! did you think about that? the other thing you mentioned was “..The Saudi issue is all Ethiopian problem…” Exactly!and that is what they are doing. CARE ABOUT ETHIOPIANS!!!Unless you are trying to tell us those parties are not Ethiopians.This has nothing to do with politics!You don’t like G7, well that is up to you but when our sisters and brothers are raped and killed we all need to come out as one. your comment just doesn’t make sense. Get a life!

    • Chala says:


      The gov. is feeding your family begging and working back home. but when he live the richest country in the world and live with begging money and feed your children with others hard work money is embarrassment.
      and when I hear him last time in DC demonstration trying to change the Saudi opposition demonstration to money colleceeting to feed him and his family tion mi felt mad and embarrassed to him

      • Ethio says:

        First of all, My family doesn’t need any help from your so called “government” Second, we have millions of people starving to death in Ethiopia so your government is not feeding its people but themselves.Third, your hate towards G7 has nothing to do with our people in Saudi. Dr.Berhanu is a DR. I’m sure he is getting paid way more than you do to feed himself and his family. Why you have to bring G7 and others while our sisters are being raped in Saudi? R U telling us you won’t help them caz G7 is collecting money? Saudi’s in Ethiopia are living like a king in our country, we gave them a place to live and let them to practice Islam and this is how they re-pay us? leave your HATE towards G7 for another time and help your people, our people. Ethiopian politics rally SUCKS!!!

        • Woldai says:


          There is no hunger in Ethiopia at all! This is just your wish to see Ethiopia failed so the Tigrian Struggle that started the change could be discredited! Your bad dreams for Ethiopia can only consume your time & yourself! Trying to use the abuse going on in Saudi for your cheap politics is degrading your humanity to the lowest level!

          You seem that you are jealous with money flowing to Ethiopia! Europe just gave Ethiopia over 212 million Euros for road construction, health , agriculture…! How do you feel about it? Remember : China , S Korea , Japan… Reached where they are now with granted,aide & borrowed money from Europe & America! Therefore , Ethiopia is following the foot steps of these recently developed country, & hence trends in Ethiopia are promising as you see it! Jealousy is consuming you inside out, but Ethiopia will continue to grow!

  4. Semahegn says:

    This is how opportunists are dreaming and working.
    Is this not a kind of party that is not long ago organized a kind of demonstration when its supporters were praying in the middle of nowhere in Addis while their face and mind was turning towards the Wahabis Saudi desert that is terrorizing the world while giving their back to Ethiopia? QQQQQQQQ
    What is wrong with this party that is telling Ethiopians now to demonstrate against the evil desert creatures while back then its supporters with wahabi stile look like were praying towards Saudi while standing on the Ethiopian soil? Or is it a kind of trick during demonstration the agenda of the day could be again praying towards the Arab desert supporting them for doing so while giving their back to Ethiopia?
    This so called semayawi party needs a clear and clean vision rather than looking chaos, conflicts and division to get what it is looking acting like a little fox in the wild when Lions and Hyenas are fighting for a kill, it gets chances to snatch its share.
    Why Muslims are praying towards the wahabi Saudi desert and giving their back to their own country and the religion places they are in and around them? It is laughable witnessing Muslims praying towards the Wahabi Saudi including from Jerusalem or other places while giving their back to the place they are claiming a religion site and belongs to them including alaqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
    After all true religion God is everywhere started from inside the hearts, minds and souls to the believers. But Muslims are thinking God is only in the Arab desert where the evil wahabi Saudis are and terrorizing the world from there for many years. It is a lie, fake and brainwash things are going on, nothing else.
    Semayawi party had once a meeting with 35 nations’ diplomats and other stake holders talking about Ethiopia, we know what the agendas were. So, if it is a party capable of doing the right thing for Ethiopians including those in the Arab desert and is capable of playing roles in national as well as international arenas, why is not taking the case to the highest level as far as to AU and UN started with the 35 nations diplomats it had meeting with earlier in Addis Ababa?
    This is nothing just trying to profit out of it. And it is called opportunism for kuick benefit but takes nowhere and brings nothing for long run.

  5. teshome says:

    It made me sick to my bones, when I always read about the stand of ‘selamawi party’..
    Few months ago it was working to mix and match politics with religion and was going heaven and earth to politicize the few Ethiopian Muslim demand (Extremism). Now It seems the situation was clear to all Ethiopians and there is no way for this useless party to create virulent hate to EPRDF and Ethiopian people.
    Again, the party (semayawi ) is openly trying to mix and mingle politics with sport. May be this is the last institution which was immune for long time from politics, now contaminated with ‘semayawi party’. This is not the first time, the party was demanding a similar situation when Ethiopian football team was playing with its Nigerian match. Semayawi and its sister party, always have an axe to grind and are making a mountain out of a mole hill. I think something else is going on in these bankrupted parties,
    …I have a serious question how long it takes for the government to ban these parties. By the way this is not something unheard of, many political parties in the world were banned for their foul politics and Ethiopia could not be different here.

  6. Mahlet Asefa says:

    I knew it ! I knew Semayawi Party were not a political party. They are in the fashion business. Wow Black ribbon in a sport event??!!!?? SERIOUSLY……
    Rather than Suggesting Dum and silly ideas every time something happens, why can’t these people actually contribute ideas that might really bring about change. Why bring “black ribbon” instead of pushing the Government to do more for these Saudi victims. Why not use their brains to help the community rather than looking for fame through stupid ideas???

  7. በለው! says:

    ፩) ‘‘ታላቁ ሩጫ’’ ላይ የሚሮጡ ተሳታፊዎች በሳዑዲ አረቢያ ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ የደረሰውን ጉዳት በሐዘን ለመግለፅ ጥቁር ሪቫን አድርገው እንዲሮጡ ሲል ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ያቀረበውን ጥሪ የ‘‘ታላቁ ሩጫ’’ አስተባባሪዎች ተቃወሙ።
    -ዘመኑ የንግድ ነው ይህ ትውልድ እንኳን ኢትዮጵያዊ ዜጋ፣ ሀገርና መሬት የዘጠኝ ወር ቤቱን ወላጅ እናቱን ይሸጣል። “ታለቁ እሩጫ” “ከመለስ ፋውንዴሽን” “ከሃይማኖት ነፃነት!” “ከብሔር ብሀየረሰቦች ቀን!”ቀጥሎ እራሱን የቻለ የኢህአዴግ ካድሬና የፓርቲ አባላት ማስፈልፈያ ወታቦ አደለም!?
    አንድ እናት ያሉት ትዝ አለኝ “በኢቲቪ ላይ ምሁሮች ቀርበው “ቡና ለጤና ጠንቅ ነው፣ ሥራ አስፈቺ ነው፣ የማኅበራዊ ኑሮ ቀውስ ፋጣሪ ነው፣የእድገት እነቅፋት ነው” ሲሉ አመሹ እኝም ተገረምን በሳምንቱ ቅዳሜ ግን የኢህአዴግ ሴቶች ሊግ እሁድ ኑ ቡና እንጠጣ ሲሉ ቅስቀሳ አደረጉ”…ቡና ጠጡም ታግቷል!!
    -የታላቁ እሩጫ ምሁር ዳግማዊት አማረ ለሰንደቅ ጋዜጣ እንደገለፁት ‘‘ፕሮግራሙ የስፖርት ዝግጅት ነው፤ ዓላማውም የተለየ ነው፤ ሕብረተሰቡን ማቀራረብና ሕብረተሰቡን ማቀራረብና ሀገሪቱን በበጎ አይን ማስተዋወቅ ነው። ስፖርት ዋናው ተልዕኮው ሰላም ነው። በዝግጅቱም ላይ የራሳችን ዓላማ አለን። ወይ መገጣጠም!
    (ሀ)ፕሮግራሙ የስፖርት ዝግጅት ነው፤ ዓላማውም የተለየ ነው።
    ታላቁ እሩጫ ከኢትዮጵያውያን ዓላማ ውጭ ነው ማለት ነው!?የሚሳተፉት የኢህአዴግ ልጆች እንጂ የኢትዮጵያ ልጆች አደሉምን!?በአረብ ሀገራት በዱር በገደል የጠፉ፣በአውላላ ሜዳ አንገታቸው እጅ እግራቸው የሚቆረጠው፣በበረሃ የውስጥ አካላታቸው የተሰረቀ፣ በባሕር አዞ የበላቸው፣በባለጌ የሚደፈሩት ሴቶች ፣በድብደባ አካለ ስነኩል የሆኑ፣የአዕምሮ በሽተኛ ሆነው በእየ እሥርቤቱና በኢትዮጵያ ቆንስላ ደጅአፍ የሚማቅቁት ሊታዘንላቸው ድምፅ ሊሰማላቸው አይገባምን!?
    (ለ)”ሕብረተሰቡን ማቀራረብና ሀገሪቱን በበጎ አይን ማስተዋወቅ ነው። የትኛው ሀኢረተሰብ?ቻይና፣ አረብ፣ ሕንድ፣ ቱርክ፣ ማለታቸው ይሆን?ወይንስ ደቡብ ሱዳን፣ ግብፅ፣ ሱዳን፣ ኤርትራና ጂቡቲ!?ብሐር ብሄረሰብ እና ህዝቦች እና ህብረተሰብ የጠጠነባበረበት ዘመን።
    (ሐ)”ሀገሪቱን በበጎ አይን ማስተዋወቅ ነው።
    -፴፯ሺህ ሕጻናት አስሩጠው ነው ሀገር ለበጎ ዐይን የምትቀርበው? ከዛስ ? ልጆችንም ሀገርንም መሸጥና ማሻሻጥ…ለሴክስ ቱሪዝም ምልመላ !ይህ አትራፊ የመንግስት አካል “ታላቁ እሩጫ’ ይህ ሁሉ ካኒቴራ ተሸጦ ምን ይገዛበታል? የኢህአዴግ የፓርቲ አባልነት ማረጋገጫ አደለምን?የትውልድ ማኮላሻ ፣ማምከኛ፣ሆኖ የለም!
    (መ) ‘‘ፕሮግራሙ የስፖርት ዝግጅት ነው፤ስፖርት ዋናው ተልዕኮው ሰላም ነው።
    – ኢህአዴግ ህዝቡን አሸበረው፣ ጭንቅላቱን አናወጠው፣እነኝህ ሰዎች በአውላላ ሜዳ ላይ ተራራ፣በገደል ላይ ሜዳ፤ እታያቸው በቁም የሚያቃዣቸው ምንድነው?ለነገሩ የኢህአዴግ መሪዎችስ በደቦ ስለሚሰሩ አንዱ ያለውን ሌላው ያስተባብላል፣ አንዱ የሠራውን ሌላው ያጠፋል፣ ግን ባልነበረ በሌለ በማይኖር ራዕይ ግን ሁሉም ያለቀሳሉ።እዚህ የተጠየቀው አረቦችን እነዋጋ ሳይሆን ለኢሰብዓዊ ድረግታቸው ስለወገኖቻችን እንጩህ ማለት ሠላም አለመሆኑን የሚገልጸው ተቋምና ምሁር እንደ ወ/ሮ ኤዜብ ጎላ አባባል “አድርባይ ነው”።አራት ነጥብ። ይህ የኢህአዴግ አባል አደለም ሌባ ! አስመሳይ ባንዳ! ነው እደግመዋለሁ ሆድአደር ሌባ! ነው። አቶ መለስ ባይመለሱም ብለውታል።
    (ሠ) በዘንድሮ አመትም ‘‘ለተሻለች ኢትዮጵያ እንሩጥ’’ የሚል መልዕክት ነው ያለው’’ የሩጫው ተሳታፊ በግዴታ የተሰጠውን ቲሸርት መልበስ አለበት ብለዋል።
    -ሕዝቡ ከሀገሩ እየፈረጠጠ እየጠፋ የተሻለች ኢትዮጳያ ት ነው የምትገኘው? በግዴታ ሚገኝ ሀገር ማስተዋወቅ ሳይሆን በግድ ሀገር ፍቅር መጋት ይሆናል።ግን ኢትዮጵያ የሚሮጥ ከሌለ ማንነቷ አይታወቅም ማለት ነው?የኢትዮጵያን በጎ ገፅታ ማስተላለፍ፣ሲሮጥ ሚታው ሕንፃና መንገድ እነጂ ኢኮኖሚውና የተፈጠረው ሥራ አደለም። ተተኪ አትሌቶችን ለማፍራት፣ከሚሸጠው የመሬት ኪራይ ላይ መቆጠብ ወይንም መሬቱን በሀገር ውስጥ ባላሀብት ወይንም አትሌቶች በጋራ እንዲሠሩ ማድረግ እንጂ ለውጭ ባለሀብት አልጋ እነዲያዘጋጁ ማድረግ በራሱ ቀለድ ነው። *እርዳታ ማሰባሰብና በጎ ገፅታን ማጎልበት ነው ብለዋል። እየተለመነ ገፅታ፣ ዕድገት፣ ብልፅግና፣ሀገር ማስተዋዋቅ፣ እስፖርታዊ ሳይሆን ሀገራዊ የገዢው መንግስት የእለት ተእለት ተግባር ግዴታና ኀላፊነት ነው ሠርተው የተለወጡ አይተናል በብድርና በልመና በሩጫ ሀገር ግንባታ አልታየም በጩኸት የፈረሰም አለ።
    **በተመሳሳይ የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ግር ኳስ ቡድን ሳይበላ ተጋፍቶ አሸንፋለሁ ብሎ ፪ዲል ቅሞ ከሚመለስ ለግል ትቅም ሲባል ከኢህአዴግ ፓርቲ ድጎማ ከሚቀበል በአረብ ሀገር በተሰቆዩ ዜጎችና በሀገር ውርደት ጨዋታውን አልካፈልም ቢል ኖሮ ዓለማቀፋዊ ዕውቅና አገኘት ኩሩ ህዝብና ሀገር ትሆን ነበር። ምንአደርጋል ዱሃ ሕዝባችንን በመርዝጭስ ገደለ ግራዚያኒስ ሀውልት እነዲቆምለት ኢህአዴግና ግብረአበሮቹ ባንዳዎች ታላቅ እሩጫ አድርገው ኢትዮጵያውያንን ደብድበው፣ አስረው፣ የለምን? ለመሆኑ የትኛዋ ሀገር? የማን ሀገር ነች “ለተሻለች ኢትዮጵያ እንሩጥ!”ተብላ የሚቀለድባትና የሚፌዘው ምነው ሸዋ አልበዛም!? ከኢህአዴግ ፍቃድ ውጭ እሩጫ ሁሉ ነገር ፖለቲካ እያሉ ጭር ሲል አልወድም እስፖርት ሳይሆን ሀፍረት ይሁን። ደጋፊዎችም ተደጋፊዎችም አትራፊዎችም እንዲሁ በባዶ ሆድ በባዶ ሜዳ ከመሮጥ ስለሀገር ስለወገን ተቀራርቦ መደማመጥ ለዕድገት ይበጃል።በቸር ይግጠመን!

  8. Habtamu S says:

    O my God, how one party try to use every moment to its political interest, like a selfish business man thinks any situation and event to his unsatisfied income. Have you ever heard about individuals who singing on wedding ceremony In Addis only to filled the gap out said the main ceremony? We call as Amukulegn and the Bull party assigned them self like them and we can call the blue as Political Amukulegn. Thank you Amukulegn.

  9. sewit says:

    Some opposition parties doesn’t even know where to voice their stand. Anyhow this party, Semayawi party, has proved its support to extremists and no body will be surprised for the current act. they don’t mind for any consequence as long as their hidden agenda is fulfilled. Oh GOD when will the country have knowledgeable opposition party??

    • Awko yetegnan bekesekisut aysenam! says:

      it becames like a culture insulting when someone (Blue Party) is trying to reach to/the people by all opportunities…criticism is good with advise. But, simply insulting anybodies activities is a disease which is come from luck of speculating one’s good work. Please do your contribution/task from your side.

      BlUE is the LIGHT (LENS) of Ethiopian.

  10. Tola says:

    Dawit, What bullshit is this? This is not the “Great Run” this is rather the TPLF Run. Why would one dismiss an honest request and at the same time force runners to wear t-shirt of their own? I remember, the Great Run used to be a place of vent and Dawit used to report the vent before awramba Amharic turned into English and Dawith turned into his true personality

  11. Dagna says:

    The great run is a scheduled yearly event that is taking place in Addis Ababa, it has nothing to do with political nature of any kind, Like Paris/Dakar car racing, (In Ethiopia we use to have the Ethiopian highland motor racing our glorious time). Ethiopia is known for its runners and its very appropriate for Ethiopia to have an international event that is embracing that glory. It brings visitors from other countries that will contributing to Ethiopian tourist economy.(unless we wish saudi to hold this race by combining it to its international desert event of Camel racing)
    I am not a fan of the current Ethiopian ruling party, but what is wrong with the oppositions at home and abroad? why the SEMAYAWI PARTY is mixing poloitics with the crises that is taking place in saudi? why don’t you call for fund-raising march so each concerned participant contribute money. with that you can help by paying for the the evacuation flight. you can lease the air career by yourself, and you dont have to lease Ethiopian since your partners abroad wont approve, but you can lease Egypt air, Saudi air,Emirates, etc. as long as you help bring our brothers and sisters to their home land. NOW CALL THAT MARCH,RAIS MONEY AND WITHIN 24 HOURS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BRING ETHIOPIANS VICTIMS OF WVIL SAUDIS AT LEAST BY FILLING ONE FLIGHT OF YOUR CHOICE. IF NOT JUST SHUT UP AND JOIN EGYPTS ARMED FORCE.


  12. Woldai says:

    ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የጉንቦት7 ተቀጥላ ነው፣ጉንቦት7 ደግሞ የሻብያ ተላላኪ ቡችላ ነው፣ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ በሳውዲ የተፈፀመውና እየተፈፀመ ያለው ኢሰብኣዊ ግፍ ደግሞ በግብፅ ግፊት የኢትዮጵያውያን መፈናቀል በኢትዮጵያ ኣለመረጋጋት ይፈጥር ይሆናል ተብሎ የተሴረ ሴራ ነው! ይሁን እንጂ በኢትዮጵያ ምንም ዓይነት ተፅእኖ ኣላመጣም ኣያመጣምም!
    የሻብያ ቡችሎች ግንቦት7 እና የግንቦት7 ቡችላ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ (the great Ethiopian run)የመሰለውን ዓመታዊ ስፖርትን ለርካሽ ፖለቲካቸው ለማዋል ሞከሩ ግን የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ጀሮ ሳይሰጣቸው ቀረ።

    የቀለም ኣብዮት፣የዓረብ ኣብዮት ፣በእስልምና፣በኣሸባሪዎች ፧ኣሁን ደግሞ ስፖርትና በሳውዲ የተፈናቀሉ ወገኖቻችን ለርካሽ ፓለቲካ ተጠቅመው ከስልጣኑ ኮረቻ ኩጢጥ ለማለት ያላደረጉት ጥረት የለም ሆኖም ግን እስካሁን ውድቀታቸውን ተከናንቧል።
    የስልጣን ጥመኞቹ ያልገባቸው ነገር ቢኖር ባሁኑ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካ ስራ እንጂ ስልጣን የለም ።የፖለቲካ ስልጣን እንደድሮ መሸለያ ሳይሆን ሌት ተቀን ስራ ነው! የፖለቲካ ስልጣን የሚገኘው ደግሞ ከታች እየታደገ ተመጥቶ ነው እንጂ እንዴው ዘው ተብሎ ተገብቶ የሚገኝ ነገር የለምና ኣርፋቹ ተቀመጡ ወይም ሰርታቹ ብሉ!
    ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ የሚባል እንደ ጅብ ሁሉንም ልዋጥ እያለ ነው! ስለሆነም ይሄ የጅቦች የጥላቻ ፓርቲ ለኢትዮጵያ ዋጋ የለውምና ከኢትዮጵያ የፖለቲካ መድረክ እንዲወገድ ያስፈልጋል።

  13. Z says:

    What semayawi party is trying to do sounds like….”be sew serg darugn”. What kind of ‘derekena’ is this? Why are they dictating an event they did not organize? Listen to yourselves. You sound so ridiculous.

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