Oromo Activists call on Bedele brewery to disassociate from Teddy Afro

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  1. Dawit says:

    How hell Teddy Afro says Holly war, when Atse Minilik killed housands of Oromo,southerners and even lots of Amhara nations?He should know history before he opens his mouth

    • Abdisaa Agaa says:

      You see, you have subconsciously admitted Minilik was not perfect and he had even harmed his own ethic group in the process of forming a great country out of different ethnic groups..The bottom line is unlike most African countries Ethiopia’s creation is the most organic and natural process of nation forming and becoming one of the oldest internationally recognized countries. Although reforms are needed there is no question that preserving Ethiopia is the only option even for the most narrow minded ethnocentric bigots..It is about viability here, nothing to do with resentments…Let alone Oromia which is the center of Ethiopia, Eritrea which was geographically on the outer side of Ethiopia could not prove viability due to it’s size and poor resource and it is using it’s small size as an excuse to indefinitely lock it’s citizens in military camps. while how long they can sustain is a matter to wait and see, you can see that viability involves quite a few issue not just emotions…so my friend, believe it or not I am one such proud Oromo myself but I just don’t believe emotions and empty nationalism alone make a country. We may have the natural resource to be a self-sustaining country but we don’t have the geographic convenience to run away from Ethiopia. It is just not possible to achieve a democratic and prosperous Oromia without involving others around us and the only viable option for us Oromos is to own Ethiopia not disown it..Only inferiors resort to hate and distrust but Oromo people are better than that..we are capable of gaining our rightful place as Ethiopians and that is what we should struggle for, preferably peaceful strugle…enough to the so called activists exploiting poor Oromo’s blood….We should also not fall victims to those who want to exploit our emotions for their own strategic and ideological agenda, such as the Nile politics and Islam..

      • Abdisaa Agaa says:

        sorry I meant “extreme Islam” on my las sentence..

        • Tekorkuari says:

          Abdisaa,

          you need to know one and only one thing. oromo is defiant and divided because of mis understood people like you. we oromo have multiple religion, Islam, christianity, protestant, wakefata to mention some. so don’t single out one religion as terrorist or w/e. rather work on Oromo unity instead of point our difference.

      • Lily says:

        Menlik taweldo bainesa gasha gebru enkulal neber Yehen geza habisha. minlik is yesterday , today and tomorrow hero!! All gall are hater stay away from Ethiopia. Gala means, Great, Animal, Living, Africa.

    • Abdisaa Agaa says:

      correction, please ignore the first one,thanks.

      You see, you have subconsciously admitted Minilik was not perfect and he had even harmed his own ethic group in the process of forming a great country out of different ethnic groups..The bottom line is unlike most African countries Ethiopia’s creation is the most organic and natural process of nation forming and becoming one of the oldest internationally recognized countries. Although reforms are needed there is no question that preserving Ethiopia is the only viable option even for the most narrow minded ethnocentric bigots..It is about viability here, nothing to do with resentments…Let alone Oromia which is in the center of Ethiopia, Eritrea which was geographically on the outer side of Ethiopia could not prove viability due to it’s size and poor resource and it is using it’s small size as an excuse to indefinitely lock it’s citizens in military camps. while how long they can sustain it is a matter to wait and see. Believe it or not I am one such proud Oromo myself but I just don’t believe emotions and empty nationalism alone make a country. As some often say we may have the natural resource to be a self-sustaining country but we don’t have the geographic convenience to run away from Ethiopia. another thing is the demographic issue, we are way too intermingled and married to other nationalities..So I just don’t think it is possible to achieve a democratic and prosperous Oromia without involving others around us and the only viable option for us Oromos is to own Ethiopia not disown it..Only inferiors resort to hate and distrust but Oromo people are better than that..we are capable of gaining our rightful place as Ethiopians and that is what we should struggle for, preferably peaceful strugle…enough to the so called activists exploiting poor Oromo’s blood….We should also not fall victims to those who want to exploit our emotions for their own strategic and ideological agenda, such as the Nile politics and extreme Islam..

      • Elias says:

        listen the only way for Oromo’s to live specially amahara is Oromo must accept Amahara as superior and become Amaranized that is what this people need, Oromo must forget his culture and religion, if Oromo person talks about Oromuma he/she is considered radical, that is the problem we have been facing as we have been with people for the last a little over hundred years, for your information our geographical area could not be at all a problem to form our own country, if we as Oromo’s are united noting will be impossible…

  2. Gebez says:

    የኢትዮጵያውያን ኣንድ ትልቅ ችግር ትክክለኛውን የኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ ኣለማወቅ ነው:: ቴዲ ኣፍሮ ጉራጌ ነው:: ሚኒሊክ ደሞ ጉራጌዎችን እንደ ባርያዎቹ፣እንደ ኣገልጋዮቹ ነበር የሚያያቸው:: በመቶሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ጉራጌዎችንም ኣስገድለዋል:: ጉራጌ “ግም” ስለሆነ ወደኔ መዲና ወደ ኣዲስኣበባ እንዳይገባ ብሎ በግልፅ ያወጀ ንጉስ ነው:: ቴዲ ይሄን ታሪክ ቢያውቅ ኖሮ እርግጠኛ ነኝ ንጉሱን ኣያመልክም ነበር::ኣለማወቃችን ነው እየጎዳን ያለው::

    • Professor Yibo says:

      Aboo min aynet mirt lij neh!! join us on the campagn ageinest Teddy and Menelik …like a page ‘boycott bedele’

      • Korma Fuchii says:

        The more people understand history the worst will be things for persons like Teddy Afro who don’t know what the real ‘UNITY’ is. Unity is not about similarity it is rather about common understanding of diversity! Teddy Afro you are too BACKWARD for the current generation!

      • gebez says:

        ere bechrash alaregewm ye galawoch sibsb endet b ye new mkelakelew kerfafa hula hidu tesebsebu tebetenu yehager canser nachu enante

    • MANDELA says:

      YOU ARE CRITICAL THINKER!

    • Name (required) says:

      Ante keyetignaw tarik metsihaf agegnehew please manbeb efeligalehu

  3. addis ababa says:

    if i have a chance to lead ethiopia i will do the same thing like minilik did on tigrai.

    • F.Ghebru says:

      Teddy is of course misinformed like many other Ethiopians who were taught the wrong history, in this day and age however there are people like you who wish ill to their fellow human being luckily this kind of mentality is dead for good never again not to return to our land. It is rooted out deep to it’s core.

    • Kahsay Mirach says:

      Addia ababa!
      What a shame. A ruler who divided brothers for his own power is = “Enyee kemotku serdo aybekel”. The Tigrians always defended Ethiopia/Abyssinia/Africa from the Turks,Egyptians the Italians.

      Kahsay Merach.

    • Weldebirhan says:

      what is it you want to do? please put it in words? so that, i can report your stupid ass.

  4. Hanna says:

    Dear Gebez, you brought new information if it is true, so is teddy still serving minilik like his ancestors. So, please Gurages join the campaign againist Teddy and Bedele ,Sotherners ,oromos,amharas and tigres have already joied the campaign

  5. Ethio says:

    I’m confused. I thought this is about boycotting Bedele but Activist Abdi is all over the world. ESAT, Teddy, Menelik, German Radio, H. Selassie, Mengistu…they all enemies of Oromo??? do U think blaming everyone makes it better or worst? why don’t you focus on the subject? Teddy is the one who signed the contract, he is the one who is getting paid..why u have to mention the others? If U R trying to teach us history, well come up with another History lesson #1 video. Every body is telling us “My side of history is correct” you are telling us others are all wrong and you are right? what is that make you? we are going backwards…

  6. jelousina says:

    It’s amazing to learn that oromos seem to offended on history than the real fact which is :-
    1. Oromos the largest prison population
    2. Oromos loosing their fertile land sold by TPLF
    3. Oromos who are weakening by day because of brutal crackdown by TPLF
    4. Oromos have lost economic and political power since 1991.

    It’s just useless to stand for nonsense rather than real issues I mentioned on above.

    • Mel says:

      Perfect reply if they understand.

      • YIBELXAL Adimasu says:

        Mel, I dont think its perfect answer Tedy is making a big mistake which divid our people, how come on earth he say it was a holy war? do u think so? was that a holy war killing children, mother defencless wome, is that holy war? shem on him guys, now much is explaind about his history knwoledge! anyways i learnt that he even did not complet secondry school!

    • KEBE says:

      JELOUSINA I think you are just JELOUS. just JELOUS

    • Tekorkuari says:

      I would rather die under TPLF administration, than those ideologically defiant selfish Atse people. let’s move forward strength our unity.

      TOKKUMMAA!!!

  7. You can not find a country founded with Praying, not even one
    (USA ,UK,Israel,Russia, etc) . All of them lay foundation with blood and Iron. Expansion is not unique to Ethiopia.
    Don’t fan ethnic problems like this, its has consequence and repercussions.
    I love teddy Afro . I love Ethiopia and its founding fathers.

    • Fikir Yibeltal says:

      Asmerom, u better forgate it, the consequence will be the other way round! when Tedy Prech love under cover, the other ethinc group are raising their children for revenge! you will see this very soon! you can not jock on the blood of others-‘HOLY WAR’ shem on you Tedy, we thought you are different….still dreaming Menilik II

  8. john says:

    he is a good singer but he don’t know about history that the big problem. who sign 1900 & 1902 &1908 to give eritera & aseb for Italy minlke the second who give djibouti for france minlke 2 teddy u have to read the truth !! even hilselasi do u know about the truth hilselasi u don’t know about history who kill mengstu neway and germami neway and a lot of general who kill worknhe gebyhu I told u !!u have read the truth !!! Do u know about history of 95% of ur country farmer ?teddy don’t till as about 5% our population we need the truth right know!!!

    • Professor Yibo says:

      Aboo min aynet mirt lij neh!! join us on the campagn ageinest Teddy and Menelik …like a page ‘boycott bedele’

    • peace says:

      You fools, you rather create this global ethnic wars going on in the world and can’t even put two and two together you bring old story when grave danger is going on under Tplf for Ethiopia? That is too fishy talking about old history only means you are FAke.

  9. Ewnet Yamal says:

    VIVA MENGISTU HAILEMARIAM THE TRUE SON OF ETHIOPIA.
    VIVA EMYE MINILIK THE TRUE SON OF AFRICA
    VIVA HAILESELASSIE THE FATHER OF AFRICA
    VIVA TEDDY FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH

    May God damn the Oromo nationalism
    May God damn the tigray apartheid

  10. Kebede says:

    Thank you very much Abdi for your balanced view. This was the time i wanted to see about Teddy Afro. Teddy is not the only enemy of Oromo or Debub as you mentioned but he is the enemy of Tigreans, and other ethnic groups except for those people who were beneficiaries of those evil leaders.
    Teddy appeared himself as king on the EBS Tv (if i am not mistaken it was on the so called Kassa show) representing his evil kings particularly Hailesiallsie. He also attempted in his song “Yastesrial” to discredit the role of TPLF and Tigrean people by his very cruel words. At that time, I was amazed by those who were appreciating him for singing this song as it was a total denial of contemporary history and the people of the majority of Ethiopia. Again, he tried to cheat us at that time, as usual, by attempting to interpret the song in a different way on Reporter Amharic news paper. He is completely ignorant and cannot understand the new Ethiopia. I am definitely sure that he will sing for the barbaric Colonel Mengistu as his people have started appreciating their hero- Mengistu. I am not as such surprised when he said ‘holy war’ to Menlik’s savagism as he was doing the same thing in the past. Evidence for this is that he used all available words in the dictionary to praise Hailesillasie in his previous and Menik in his ‘Tikur Sew’ albums. Again, what amused me was that he tried to modify what he told to Enqu magazine. The editor was another fool. The editors made very funny apology in the media history in Ethiopia. The cover page subtitle was purposely coined form Teddy’s interview to achieve the objective of the magazine and Tedy himself. They were trying to tell us that it was editorial problem. I am not still amazed as such techniques are the inherent behaviors of Teddy. For me, if the sponsors failed to disassociate themselves from this evil guy, not only the Oromos and Debub, as Abdi mentioned, will boycott from using it but also other groups who were directly and indirectly victims of this singer. One of my friends told me,, at the time when Teddy released his ‘Yasteserial’ album that people in Mekele were very offended and tried to crush his albums on the street. I think to me when such people, like Teddy, are trying to disintegrate the people of Ethiopia by their fake love based on their false history, mainly of the North, every one of us should stand together and say them STOP. Otherwise if we allow them to do their evil doings it will be very problematic to the harmony of our people and the formation of new Ethiopia. The New Ethiopia should be the representation of all people of Ethiopia. The New Ethiopia to me has no place for dominance, as they have been doing these for centuries, but for respect and love to each other. Hopefully, the sponsoring organization will take all necessary measures to avoid such failure because of their selection of failed and hypocrite singer. God bless our new Ethiopia- all its nations and nationalities.

    • abel says:

      Kebede:

      You seem to have no clue how nations in this world are created.please read how European, Asian, American where created. How did the Oromos con-quire all the land? all the way to Raya?
      I think Teddy’s understanding is deep and superior to yours.

      • milkesa says:

        we know how todays world counrty have been made. but we don’t accept the war of menelik against oromo, wolaita and other nation and nationalies as kidus tornet. is cutting our foremothers breast kidus tornet? i think that war was the reason why oromo people fall within racism administration till today. as the histoy tells us oromo haven’t cut the breast and custrate the man.

        • abel says:

          To milkesa
          I read the interview on Sodere.com Nowhere does it say Holy war,perhaps exaggerated by the extremist and narrow nationalist.
          my question for you is this, how else can you create a nation?
          Give me one single country created by other than swords and guns(including the expansion of Oromos to the center and the North)Can you??? How did King Yohannes and Tedros… rule? by vote? reconciliation?negotiation?democracy, bla,bla, bla?let’s be realistic.If you condemn your past,then you are not happy with today’s Ethiopia.Do you wish the Oromos and the Southerner where not part of Ethiopia?
          I disagree, what ever the cost,i am glad I am Ethiopian now.
          Besides why do some people specialize on our problems and dig deep on our dirty past when we have so much to talk about our common issues and our bright future? please cut down ur Narrow nationalist dose and try Professor Ephraim Issac interview( Ethiopian history is not three thousand years! It is ten thousand!)on Sodere.com, you will have wider perspective.

      • Shimelis says:

        @ Abel, It is true that nation formation is not easy but the funniest thing is that you have claimed that Ethiopia has the history of over three thousand and said it is one of the oldest state…. hahahaha… true that it is formed by minelik before one century and has a history of one hundred that is what most nations and nationalities of that empire agreed on except you and your chauvinist Amhara. During the formation the devil Minelik II used iron that he acquired from many colonialist countries, Europeans and shed the blood of millions including oromo i.e reduced the number of Oromor from 10 to 5 million and sold the remnants as salve to Arabs. Hitler killed over 6 million Jewish while Minelik killed over that cos the number of Oromos is over 5 million and the number of other Southern nations is over 2 million. All world hate Hitler irrespective of origin but the difference between the Minelik and Hitler is not more than 40 years (Derg + EPRDF)era so can we call Hitler Saint after 40 years? No, never for ever he did crime against humanity, he committed genocide! genocide is Genocide wherever and whenever it happened on any sect of human group!No war is ቅዱስ unless the one who call it,is mad or vampire! Justice and freedom for opprased people!

        • abel says:

          To Shimelis? and co.
          I can safely say you are not Ethiopian,why else would one want to ridicule his own self,his own ancestors.
          The Shaebia propaganda figure you put is another prove that u have neither Ethiopian blood nor love for Oromos and the South. Go die you don’t belong here.

      • aman says:

        by pretending u have a clue about how states are created in the past u have painted today truth in this world with your dark paint. no responsible citizen and political leaders in Germany praise or call holy war the work of nazi. no white south African praise and call it holy in public the apartheid crimes or no one in Turke call the ottoman atrocities in public holy rather the apologize and made reconciliation with it. I don’t expect empathy from people who have such kind of narrow understanding but for god sake open up ur mind and see both side.

        unity or unifying by its basic definition is to feel the pain of your brothers and sisters and to be the keeper of your brother and sister.

        how come it is not clear to u and ur likes if we have to live together and build a unified nation we don’t need to remind the victims the past atrocities of those especially by those we committee those crimes no matter why!

        wake up stop pretending and feel the pain of ur brothers and sisters if u really want reconciliation and unite of ur nation it is that simple.

        • abel says:

          Bad example,Neither Hitler nor Apartheid are credited with nation building.
          Hitler didn’t create Germany, he help destroy it. Read history carefully,specially Ethiopian history.try,
          “Ethiopian history is not three thousand years! It is ten thousand!”
          By Professor Ephraim Issac, it is on sodere.com

    • peace says:

      Is this for joke? Are you not worried about the plight of Ethiopains? You must be tplfite coward scared to death uniting Ethiopains. You want to set up blood bath for upcoming war. You must be sick blaming Teddy, who are mere singer who wants peace among Ethiopians. What is new Ethiopia you mean how many Ethiopains you sent to death in Saudi? How many Ethiopians you left with no land after uprooting them? How many Ethiopains are dying in Arab countries. Is this what your new Ethiopia means mr Tplfite?

  11. Jhonny says:

    NoNoNo Teddy is not Gurage, Kassahun Germamo is Hadiya. Germamo is Hadiya name not Gurage. Gurage came from Eritrea when they were chased by Eritreans from Guraa. Hadiyas were there from the biginning until they were fallen under Ethiopia. This is the history tells as. The bottom line teddy is not Gurage he is Hadiya. What’s wrong with Hadiya?

    • aman says:

      i don’t think his ethnic is important and no one cares the hate and the ignorance he harbored is the only crime. it is his crime not his ethnic origin.

  12. Tesfalehulum says:

    Teddy Afro is a patriotic unifying figure. Who are the so called ” Oromo activistis” ??…the TPLF and EPLF fabricated psedo history preachers of OLF/ODF (OPDO) Minnesota crooks ?? or the under cover TPLF cadres??…those who instigate ethnic conflict 24 hrs for their evil political gain??..or those who are busy of seeding division??….are you calling these activistis??..what a hypocrisy!!..
    For a long time the grave diggers were claming that 5 millions Oromos were killed, which was almost closer to the total population of the country at that time. Who took the census? Who wrote those claims? Of course, anti Ethioian elements who are trying rentleslely to break up the country that they failed to achieve since the Adwa victory.
    Why these hate mongers never mention about the achievements of Menelik?…what they did for the Oromo people for the last 23 years other than filling the prisons with the Oromos?? What did they do other than caging the Oromo youth by language barrier and locking them out from the central government beuroucratic system?…what did they do rather than surrendering 10, 000s OLF ragtag soldiers for TPLF in one day without a single shot??….Thery are absolute failures, bandas and traitors!!!
    Do these hate mongers have any credentials to match the achievements of Emperor Menelik 165 years back who founded the first modern bank in Ethiopia, the Bank of Abyssinia, established the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway, introduced electricity, as well as the telephone, telegraph, the motor car and modern plumbing, monetary system, first cabinet minister, and of course founded Addis Ababa that some of these crooks now brag about it as Finfine. The hate monger and grave diggers…. should always say thank you Menelik whenever you call Ethipia who pioneered in importing the technology. Haters should always say thank you Menelik when you brag about Finfinie. You should always say thank you when you talk in Oromiffa, that our fathers preserved it in their blood other wise now you could speak Italinan and eat sphefgeti. You should say thank you Menelik when you appreciate the forest of Oromia mostly covered by eculyplutus tree that Menelik imported.
    It is undeniable that as most of earlier Ehtiopian leaders Menelik had his own up and downs. He was unifying and modernizing the country through that diificult era. There could be mistakes made. However, the recent trend of fanning fabricated claims for political power is only destructive. I support notion of let historians and scholars debate about it to unveil the truth. Taking the battle in Arisi ( to begin with which never been Oromia part and forcefully conquered) or some where else as a hostage and declaring many Arba Gugus, Bedenos, Asosas, Waters is unjustifiable and evil that no one will benefit from its consequence.
    Let us learn from our past mistakes. Let us cherish our accomplishments as a society and plan for the common prosperous future.

    • peace says:

      Tesfalehulum,

      I approve this message!!!

      • sobbona oromo says:

        in 20th century the second world war was raised between allied power such as England,France,and the like which destroy heroshima and negasaki in 1945 .now i am sure that approximately coming the next 5 years the civil war will be raised between Ethiopia which destroy AMHARAS

      • sobbona oromo says:

        in 20th century the second world war was raised between allied power such as England,France,and the like which destroy heroshima and negasaki in 1945 .now i am sure that approximately coming the next 5 years the civil war will be raise between Ethiopia which destroy AMHARAS

    • negera4 says:

      I can’t agree more. Sometimes I get ashamed of being of promo but then again who are they to represent me or promo people

    • No teddy no holy war says:

      Teddy afro/The man of holy war, until he apologizes for his shamefully characterizing Menelik’s genocidal violence as ‘a holy war’, our call to boycott his music continues. We call him as a man of holy war, we dont want to see him on any public stage. Our boycotting his music is going on. ………………………………….
      @Tesfalehulum Dont talk your shallow knowledge of history. The Abyssinian forces/Menelik II committed acts of mass murder and mutilation against the different peoples they conquered. In that respect the best-known case was the mass mutilation of the Arsi Oromo during the wars of conquest fought from 1882 to 1886. What was remarkable here is that mutilation did not stop with Abyssinian victory at the battle of Azule in 1886 that cost the lives over 12,000 Oromo fighters (Haji, 1995; Zewde, 1991: 63). Weeks after the Arsi were defeated at battle of Azule, the commander of the conquering forces, Ras Darge Sahle Selassie, ordered thousands of Oromos to gather at a place called Anole. Thousands came obeying the order and were killed or mutilated – the men of their hands and the women of their breasts (Haji, 1995: 15-16). As argued by Helen Fein, ‘were the victims during war to surrender, the killing should cease (assuming adherence to the war convention) but surrender of victims in genocidal situations does not avoid their mass murder but expedites it’ (Fein, 1993: 21). The Arsi mass mutilation and murder was under taken with intent and sanctioned by the highest authority, the commander of the Abyssinian forces.
      It is difficult to know the exact number of people who died during the wars of
      conquest. However, the war as well as the attendant epidemics and the famines that were caused by the destruction and looting of property took their toll in great proportions. Alexander Bulatovich, who visited Oromoland at a time when the Oromo were still reeling from the shock of conquest, wrote that the dreadful killing of more than half the population during the conquest took away from the Oromo ppl . Now dont you think Menelik is African Hitler?

  13. Ali says:

    Pls he is the #1poltcian whe he come to USA he is hangout with those politician every bodey now him. Im not hate any bodey but when he
    He is coming with Heiden agenda this is not onley about Oromo this is all about us.
    Lates go we have to stop this
    To those heineken manegment pls dont do that it is not onley about oeomo onley. How about the South people,how about Somali people,how about tigry people even the eritrian people. MeInelike is a killer. To all the management take out your hand frome politks.

    • Viva Minilik says:

      yet hager bithon new endezi yetedefetete englizgna yemtaweraw. Teddin lekek argeh timhert bet bithed sayshal aykerim

  14. Ameha says:

    It was only a matter of time that this moron got into deep trouble, after getting away with insulting the Tigrayan heros!

    Good his own medicine for his inflated ego!

  15. david says:

    Teddy Afro is just azmzey he doesn’t know shit. yedaber milas enje yedaber a’emero yelawum… fuck fake ethiopian history we don’t give shit.

  16. Wayyeessaa says:

    History is not something you can change, but you can make it. No matter how much you want to hide what Menelik did to the different peoples of the current Ethiopian Empire, you can not change it. He reduced the number of Oromos from 10 million to 5 million.

  17. Wayyeessaa says:

    Some historical facts are given here by Abdii Fixee: http://youtu.be/5hOXqy0X55c

  18. Melat says:

    Menelik II war of conquest on Wolayta people has been described by Bahru Zewde as “one of the bloodiest campaigns of the whole period of expansion”, resulted in 118,000 Welayta dead. Is this expansion or ethnic cleaning?

    • peace says:

      You are funny, do you really care for Wolayta? You want to continue Tplf regime for the rest of century that is why you have coward nature of the word peace doesn’t run in your Shabia and Tplf mind

  19. abel says:

    Question for the so called Oromo activist or Bedelle by-cotters;

    *How did the Oromos invade all the land all the way to Tigray?

    *Why is it any different from that of Menelik II.

    *Can you create a country with out a war? give me one example please.

  20. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    Dear Dawit:

    Why you deleted my comment? Is this journalism? you delete comments you do not like and post comments you like? It is an illness in Ethiopia. You must know you are fanning ethnic division which is irrelevant in the rest of the world except in Ethiopia. I am very sad you are one of the hate mongers now. Shame on you man. Why you delete all my comment man? If you really expect the 97 million Ethiopians have to write what you like? then it is an injustice. What you people are doing will not benefit the country. I know you are trying to counterattack chauvinists, but this will not Ethiopia. Unfortunately, you are not the only one, the entire nation is washed by people like you. It is very sad and I am very sad about this country to be honest. Good luck brother. I have given up Habesha after now. Most of you are ill of an illness called hatred. Hatred for the past, hatred for the present and hatred for the future and you are humiliating the nation. Thank you, good bye Ato Dawit Kebede. Yekenyeleye for deleting my comments.

    (Admin: Dear Gezaee, check your comments again. We have no intention to delete comments from our esteemed readers like you)

  21. Gezaee Hailemichael says:

    I understand now Dawit; My apology for attacking you thinking you deleted my comment.

    good day!

  22. John says:

    The Amhara and amhara activist always consider them selves as the only people who care about Ethiopia. In contrast they are the one who first saw the seed of ethnic division. they are the one who consider themselves as they were better than Oromo, Tigre,Gurage, Wolaita, Sidama and other southerners. sadly their people still wear sheep and goat skin in 21 st century. as a result of what they have done in the past they were hated by all nation and nationalities.
    To cover up the ethic division they started they blame every one who is not Amhara.
    Ted is ignorant he didn’t got the chance to educate himself and read history. he is brain washed by the Amhara and stick to what he was told. he is way far from the reality on the ground.
    If the amhara people keep supporting their criminal past leaders and ignore the plea of other nation and nationalities, they are the one who are working tireless to disintegrate the country.
    If the Ethiopia they want is the Ethiopia illusionist Ted is talk to, let that country divided into pieces and face the fate of Yugoslavia.

  23. john says:

    he Amhara and amhara activist always consider them selves as the only people who care about Ethiopia. In contrast they are the one who first saw the seed of ethnic division. they are the one who consider themselves as they were better than Oromo, Tigre,Gurage, Wolaita, Sidama and other southerners. sadly their people still wear sheep and goat skin in 21 st century. as a result of what they have done in the past they were hated by all nation and nationalities.
    To cover up the ethic division they started they blame every one who is not Amhara.
    Ted is ignorant he didn’t got the chance to educate himself and read history. he is brain washed by the Amhara and stick to what he was told. he is way far from the reality on the ground.
    If the amhara people keep supporting their criminal past leaders and ignore the plea of other nation and nationalities, they are the one who are working tireless to disintegrate the country.
    If the Ethiopia they want is the Ethiopia illusionist Ted is talk about, let that country divided into pieces and face the fate of Yugoslavia.

  24. tofa says:

    we love ethiopians like tedy afro .
    my god keep pure tedy afro .
    belive or not that s ur right but we all ethiopian love tedy king afro
    fuk
    jawaer mohamed

    • BAYA says:

      JAWAR IS AN EDUCATED MAN IT IS NOT AZMARI FUK TEDY AND YOU

      • Abu says:

        Jawar is well educated person. And, has a capacity to lead the world. While gaddem guys like Haile and Tedy are always in need of being intellectual only by their tongs. You, bulshit Tedy see Ali Birra, Hirpha Ganfure and Hailu Fereja they are a pioneers of Ethiopian music. Who are u? Who gave you that status? May be the Habeshas for whom you have been preaching gave the wrong history and anointed you as an AZIMARI!

  25. Ordofaa says:

    Hello everyone!!!
    I have not talked to you for a while. I have been busy getting prepared for the big festival to be held this coming month of January, 2014. I have told you this will definitely happen a million times before so you should not be surprised by its coming to roost.
    My Oromia will be the new mint fresh nation of the world in January 2014. All the necessary preparation is complete and it will be inaugurated on January 25, 2014. I have the draft copy of the constitution in possession and among many checks and balances enshrined in this historical document one article stood out like the Sears Tower. The constitution outlaws the use of the words ‘Galla’, ‘Neftegna’, and ‘Baria’ in order to denigrate or insult others and such offences are punishable by law up to 25 years to life years in prison. The constitution also bans capital punishment except for killings deemed genocide. It also clearly indicates that political parties established around religion will not be permitted to run for any public offices. I am very happy and excited. Aren’t you? My Oromia is coming!!! My Oromia is coming!!! My Beautiful Oromia is set to become the new Independent nation on January 25, 2014!!!!!

  26. Qabsoo dhaabaa says:

    Guy think before talk!

  27. Ilula lemma says:

    Non sense activist,focus on real enemy than blaming on the past. At this moment thoussands of OROMO are in prison,millons displaced,hundreds killed BY TPLF/OPDF/WOYANE. focus on your real enemy than one individual who can not change your current second citizen status in your own country.

  28. Tamagn Beyene says:

    Holy War? what a sham, You must come out and appologise our brother! we did not expect this from you!

  29. Menelik II says:

    During a particularly devastating famine caused by Rinderpest early in his reign, Menelik personally went out with a hand-held hoe to furrow the fields to show that there was no shame in plowing fields by hand without oxen, something Ethiopian highlanders had been too proud to consider previously. He also forgave taxes during this particularly severe famine.

  30. ቀጀላ says:

    ይሄ ላንጋኖ ሬስቶራንት፣ ሲልቨር ስፕሪንግ፣ ሜሪላንድ ሲልከሰከስ የሚውለው ቅል ራስ አይደል እንዴ !!! ኖ ዎንደር !!! አ ኒው ሳምቲንግ ኢዝ ሮንግ ዊዝ ዚስ ጋይ። ከንቱ። ጋዝ ስቴሽን መጠግረር ሲመረው ባቋራጭ ቤት ኪራይ የሚከፍል ከተገኘ ብሎ ነው ። ማፈሪያ ….. ቴዲም ሆነ የተቀረው የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ስለ አንተ አይነቱ ገልቱ ማውራት ሰልችቶታል ። ዘመኑ የትምህርትና የስራ ነው። አገር መምራት ከሆነ ያማረህ ትምህርት ቤት ሂድ። ለሰው ልጆች ጥላቻ ማለት ምን እንደሆነ ያለህን ግንዛቤ አስፋ። ሰላም ማስፈን እንጂ ጦርነት መለኮስ ከባድ ሆኖ አያውቅም። ባዶ። ዶማ !!!!

    • Falma says:

      Ato so called Qajela you might see him around but you don’t know him well. All you know and all your friend is those who works in 7/11 and Gas Station. You don’t know any thing beyond that. You think everybody works Gas stations like you bro. I went the same college with him Abdi and graduate the same day. He is a dynamic film student. He has his own website called dagaleemedia.org. He is a journalist for the past 8 years on 1120 New world radio, He is the best author. He published to novels. And now he is one of those who building a big satellite TV direct to Ethiopia. Don’t jump to comment about someone based on ur mini mind.

      • ቀጀላ says:

        ጠርጥሬአለሁ –ሃሃሃሃሃሃሃ —– ተማርኩ የሚል”ጋ-” ሊሆን እንደሚችል። ባይማር ይሻለው ነበር ሰውን ከሚያደናግር። ያልተማሩት ለህዝብ ሰላም ለአገር አንድነት ይደክማሉ። ትንሽ ያወቀ ከመሰለው ዘራፍ ያዙኝ ልቀቁኝ አገር እገነጥላለሁ አማራን አጠፋለሁ ጡት እቆርጣለሁ ብልት እሰልባለሁ–ዘራፍ ዘራፍ ይላል—ሃሃሃሃሃ ከዛን ይጨበጨብለታል–ከዛን ይሞቀዋል—ከዛን ላንጋኖ ሬስቶራንት ይመጣና እኔ እኮ በግልጽ አማራን አጠፋለሁ ብዬ ሳልፈራ በኦላይን ተናግሬኣለሁ አክብሩኝ ይላል። ከፈለጋችሁ ቴዲ አፍሮንም የሰደብኩት እኔ ነኝ። ሃሃሃ—ይለናል። ኢትዮጵያዊነት ሰዎችን በመሳደብ አይጠፋም። የተማረ ከሆነ የሚኖርባት አሜሪካ እንዴት እንደተገነባች ማሰብ በቻለ ነበር። ህዝብን ከህዝብ በማጣላት ጠቃሚ ስራ እሰራለሁ ብሎ ቡራ ከረዮ ማለት ከተማረ ሰው አይጠበቅም። ሰዎች በዘር ተከፋፍለው ግጭት ውስጥ ከገቡ መቸም የማይቆም እልቂት እንጅ እድገት፤ጤና፤ብልጽግና፤ሰላም፤ደስታ፤አይመጣም። መማሩ ይሄን እንዳያገናዝብ ከከለከለው ባይማር ይሻለው ነበር። ከመቶ ምናምን አመት በፊት ተፈጸመ ለተባለ ስህተት የ4 አመት እድሜ ያለው የአማራ ህጻን ምን በወጣው በሜንጫ አንገቱ ይቆረጥ? ? ? እንዴት አይነት መማር ነው ይሄ ? ? ? ?! how come education bring him to this level of mind set???

    • Meti says:

      Falma, forgive him it’s so funny how he think veryone works gas stations just cuz he work there hahaha . Doma Ras, what you guys know is curse and character assassination not based on the fact but your idiot mind . Instead of getting rush to curse and character assassinating why you don’t debate on the issue? Don’t rush to your rubbish opinion but get to learn how to deal with issue.

  31. Dawit the sellout says:

    I feel sorry for Dawit and Awramba times. You just returned from exile and already started becoming a platform for haters.

  32. yared says:

    If you were not looking to see oromos and other ethnies fight with each other you would not have posted this news dear Admin ! Your intentions are not clear.

  33. mulusew says:

    don’t you people have more important things in life!? first appreciate your humanity. that is the most important thing in life. an oromo might be better of living with an amhara than living with an oromo and vice versa. don’t act like that kid who replied ‘gurage’ when asked ‘sew neh gurage?’

  34. Dhaba says:

    We remember the cutting of breast of mother in Oromo land by Minilk II. The Azamri dancing on Oromo land shows Oromo organisation has no power in their country and still the New-Minilk are the rulers. It tells more about Oromos than the Black hitler lover Teddy Azamri. Sure as public we will make sure Bedele kicked out of Oromia. That is for sure, we did to pepsi markeing back in 1991 for not writing in afaan oromo and this one is very easy.

  35. peace says:

    Foreign recruits, this is about Ethiopia’s indpendence by Minilik. This says how Tplf and OLF working with foreigners against Ethiopia to further divide Ethiopians versus Oromos. Oromos better themselves distance themselves even if they are promised emerald becasue what they are setting us for is bleeding eachother. No one benefits by being extremists especailly OLF bringing 100 years war means this is a foreign instigated against Ethiopia. BBC once called Menilik traded slaves. This is Western instigated. Shame on once again Liberation Fronts. Why are OLF/Tplf worried? It is because this will unite Ethiopians, that is why they are afraid. They want to cause blood bath.

  36. peace says:

    The Tplf, Shabia and OLF have been indoctrinated therefore this is called serious illness. This is a nature of sociopath and psycho path that their foreign funders have been using on them. They cannot turn this unless god helps them. Ethiopians must protect themselves by any cost.

  37. Fatuma says:

    It is either of the two.
    1. Jawar really is a TPLF agent. Support for this assertion comes from the timing which he chose to alter his political discourse. Every one (Muslim, Christian, Amhara, Oromo) was uniting against TPLF until he uttered “Oromo first” thing and “Mencha”. He did say them both deliberately. He is no fool no to know those are huge political blunders and would destroy his standing. By just uttering those words he effectively weakened the Muslim’s movement and put a huge gap among Muslims, Christians, Amhara and Oromo. In nutshell he bailed TPLF’s ass at this critical time.
    On the other hand
    2. He might have not been happy or saw ‘bad intent’ while working with the ESAT and G7 group and then decided to part ways. Support for this claim; the fact that most of the ESAT group tend to glorify the likes of Minilik and Hailesilassie doesn’t bode with nationalists like Jawar for obvious reasons. There is some huge understandings gap among the different crows with regards to perception of the past.
    For liberal unionists the past is the past and we should live with: neither damning nor glorifying (I belong here). For some nostalgic of the past, they can’t stop glorifying the Miniliks and they don’t seem to care about how this action might be perceived on the opposite side. For the ethno nationalists any mention of the past let alone glorification of it causes lots of anger. It is probable that the die hard Oromo nationalist Jawar might have been pushed to the limits by those.
    One way or the other, TPLF are having the most fun now. What a gift Jawar has been. They just can keep on enjoying the loot of the century…leading the country they hate most.

    • tokkummaa says:

      Teddy afro is called as the man of holy war, until he apologizes for his shamefully characterizing Menelik’s genocidal violence as ‘a holy war’, our call to boycott his music continues. We call him as a man of holy war, we dont want to see him on any music stage. Our boycotting his music is going on. …………………………………..Stop blaming TPLF and Oromo ppl in general and Jawar in particulr, for every murder thing your genocidal king has done against innocent ppl, you should have to accept your Genocedal king as an African Hitler not as Heros. Blame your grandfather in the first case for doing that murder things, in the case second case for wrongly programming u. you nefteng ppl are hated ppl. And you also stop learning your history form Kola temar such as ye mender asmeri(teddy afro-holy war), Tekile Yishawma (a man preach hate- ye mender sharmux) and etc. instead learn the accurate history from world class Scholar.

  38. dangasmake says:

    free the Egyptian (Mitsraim Copts)and the (Oasia Cush)from North African Egypt as independent country and from East African nation as indepedent country we want Beja from N.Sudan.Darfur. and the rest north Sudan let stay as unity and from dirty and bad other East African nation we want Afar, Oromia, Abyssinia, Somalia etc to shall be free as indepedent country in reality all this ethinic was not worthy for Chrstinianity but they were worthy for Muslim mostly Amhara ethinic and Tigray ethinic about Gallas Oromos they dont know nothing and they are like black people of African only and the will stay half Muslim and Half Chrstian like they are now only we dont want the wicked nation in Chrstianity convert your religion to Muslim or Judaism and maybe Amhara nation the will cursed as Muslim nation we want to know which Amhara is bad the Amhara of Addis Abeba or the Amhara of Amhara region i think the Amhara of Amhara region please we are asking you stop your war and let all Ethiopian ethinic shall be free let all of them take their country with their region please i m asking you in the name of God we dont want to cursed you please.

  39. Tedros says:

    I am sorry I do not see the adequacy of your justification to oppose Teddy Afro. Menilk was not only the great son of Ethiopia but he was also the Great Son of Africa. Like other rulers he was not perfect, but he was one of the best that our country had. Please work hard to bring peace in stead of wasting your time spreading baseless stories which will not bear any fruit.

  40. ewnet tenageru says:

    of course it was holly war no question about it he was doing it for the sake of the nation i wish he had succeeded Ethiopia would be one of the most developed countries in the world by now unfortunately he didn’t

  41. Tesfalehulum says:

    The patriotic Ehiopian and unifying figure,Teddy Afro, is doing excellent as usual. The hate monger grave diggers and civil war “mencha” declarers are crying afoul day and night to fulfill the mercenary mission given for them by TPLF. All Ethiopians are aware of these hate mongers, TPLF/OPDO (ODF) elements, who are trying to destabilize the country by ethnic conflict to consolidate power.

    Does any one think these fake “campaign” makes any dent on Teddy’s reputation?…kkk….it will never and ever! Just as a reminder, the more than 45, 000 Oromos languishing in TPLF’s prison are guarded by OPDO(ODF) mercenaries who are operating under the disguise of Oromo. When TPLF murdered Tesfahun Chemda, the OPDO (ODF) were the one who tied his hands back. It is the ODF(OPDO) traitors who surrendered 10,000s of OLF’s ragtag soldiers for woyane in one day without a single shot. And now they are telling us not to drink Bedele and boycot Teddy while they are honeymooning with the TPLF murderers and enjoying Bedele beer behind the curation.. They are also to the first one to line up for Teddy’s concerts..kkk…shameless idiots….
    To accomplish the TPLF mission of divide and conquer, the veterans of Arba Gugu, Water, Bedno, Assosa massacre are now operating under different disguise. We Ethiopians are aware of this notorious conspiracy and are ready to foil it as usual. You will never succeed!!!
    Haters and grave diggers should know that Bedele beer or Teddy reputation will never dent by this childish campaign. We want to assure you that.
    I am just now enjoying the ice cold Bedele beer that I always love their logo, Gureza, which reminds me my childhood in the forests of Metu…..ummm…..what a taste….the golden honey….of course, I am listening to Teddy Afro’s timless music….

    ENJOY BEDELE BEER WHILE LISTENING TEDDY AFRO!!!!…
    LONG LIVE ETHIOPIANISM….GRAVE DIGGERS AND HATE MONGERS ARE DOOMED!!!!
    R

  42. Zakaria says:

    Instead of focus the issue still talking nonsense. We need to think how to go forward . Make the country a better place to all of us, rather than we went back hundred year minlik do that and somebody do that doesn’t bring any change .we don’t come out the messier ,backwards and foolishness . I think we need to stope and think how we go hand in hand altogether and the past don’t happen in the future.

  43. GETACHEW REDA says:

    From- GETACHEW REDA (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

    That Islamo Fascist calling himself Oromo is too ignorant to the extent a young fellow like him preaches “Islamic Oromia!” to be erected in a myth country called Oromoia. There was never in history called Oromia country or State.

    Not even the so called Oromo the then Galla were one. They used to fight each other and cut their genitalia for power or for marriage purposes { remember the intention of the power of the male dominated system called “Gada Sytsem”}?

    That young Islamo fascist on the You tube talking about Menlik or Haileselassie is nothing but a coward young boy who enjoy life in America. If he had the gut as he is forming about liberating Oromia- it is now that he should have been sleeping in the Oromo Jungle not in Maryland city having fan with his girl airing hate propaganda. All these Oromo blab bla… liberation issue is a business. OLF gang bungers are liars who love life and enjoy war on You tube. All their leaders and their parents are here. At the same time their children are here Sandwich and music addicts talking about liberating Oromo country is a joke of the century.

    It is only TPLF that is giving them the backup propaganda and energy and the ethnic cleansing campaign going on right now against the Amhara peasants. To my laugh the Islamo Fascist young boy is talking about how Ethiopians or the king calls himself none balck. How pathetic. It is the opposite that calls themselves we are not Ethiopian, but Latin lovers and subordinates of Imperialist cultures. These mind control freaks even want to call themselves Oromo not Galla. None in history such was an insult. I have challenged any one for the last 29 years to show me that where such was an insult. Now, they went to Kenya to ask Kenyans to call themselves Oromo not Galla. The Kenyan Gala journalist lashed at them last week and told them “Freaks”. Read Oromo by nature and Ethiopia by choice response to one of the elites by me Getachew Reda. http://ethiopiansemay.blogspot.com/2012/06/oromo-by-nature-and-ethiopian-by-choice.html

    Okay, here is the answer for the fabrication of accusing Haileselassie and Ethiopians. You can find the detail on my Book “YewYane Gebena Mahder”. Here is part from my book ;- it said:
    Here is what Malcolm X had to say

    ” So, I went through khartoum to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is a wonderful country. It has its problems, and
    it’s still a wonderful country. Some of the most beautiful people I’ve seen are in Ethiopia, and most intelligent and most dignified, right therein Ethiopia. You hear all kinds of propaganda about Ethiopia. But any time a person tries to tell you as they’ve told you and me, that Ethiopians don’t think they’re the same as we are, that’s some of that man’s manufacturing. He made that up …They are just as friendly towards us as anybody else is.” (G. Breitman; By any means
    Necessary, (London: 1985), p. 142)
    Thanks Getachew Reda (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

    • BY says:

      GETACHEW REDA YEA DORO CHINKILAT YIZA AT CHEMALEK

    • Oromo first says:

      @From- GETACHEW REDA (Editor Ethiopian Semay), your part is one fucken party on this planet, try the legacy of your AFRICA HITLER, Most of YOU try to use ethnic game here. What YOU do not know is YOU are the most ignorant people a live today. Both wayane and naftegna happens LIKE YOU HAVE to be fighting for power on others region. Do you know how YOUR home is clean of other ethnic groups. Gonder and Gojam is only Amhara ethnic group. Tigray is only Tigray group only. Okay how in the world can you say such a thing as Oromo wants to be a decision maker on their own property. Not kill like you butcher mentality. We lived with and among others way before your destroyers came. They came not only Oromo bit all southern of old Abyssinians. Including Afar, Benishangul, Ogaden, Harari etc… as we are speaking to day they say they are for all so called Ethiopians.

      Bull how many parties are in Andenat and the so called semawi/black? How many of those Parties are other ethnic groups. So why are you talking none sense trying to use scare tactic in this full of information era. You happen to be the outdated people on this planet. You can not play game today. All we talk, write, and sometimes you whisper. We have it all so is our people around the world. The next minute our friends from around the world. You can try to edit videos to make one look bad. We put out the entire thing.

      Your loss is not here yet. Cause it then they fought guns with bare hands and no connection to other world. To day we fight with what ever your choice is. After all you say things by hiding your face. Cause you are making up stories not true. You are hiding truth like you are hiding you face as you comment. It is all cause you are ashamed and know you can’t face you friends tomorrow.

      Good luck living a lie but how long are you going to live like this? Well we will get there one of this days. Enjoy it more will come to face your fiction try to make your case with out talking about ethnic bull. You are # when it comes to that we live and work even with your kind today. That is Oromo great and most forgiving people keep pushing the wound yours created you will feel the pain.

      We keep calling Teddy afro as the man of holy war, until he apologizes for his shamefully characterizing Menelik’s genocidal violence as ‘a holy war’, our call to boycott his music continues. We call him as a man of holy war, we dont want to see him on any music stage. Our boycotting his music is going on.

  44. Gudu says:

    I don’t think it is all about Tedy or Minilik. It is diverting the Oromo attention from weyane crime to something irrelevant for our prevalent problems and weakening the ever growing mutual understanding and unity of Ethiopians against weyane. These days weyane was openly rising as a number one enemy of all the people. Thanks to Jawar and etal they got a break now. Hey there are still more than 80000 Ethiopians traped in Saudi half of which are Oromos. The prisons are still speaking Oromifa!! I know most of the hate comments are from weyane cadres.

  45. wedinakfa says:

    Yes Meneleik was a brutal blood thirsty shift who rulled from north to south with fear and bloood; time will never absolve him of his brutal crimes!

    woyane likes to flip flop other wise they have a real history of menelik that massacared thousands of agames, now thay appear to hood wink the poor ignorat good for nothing amhara clan.

  46. A Tgraway speaks against mislabeling says:

    Why is the article singling out the boycotters as “Oromos” when Amara protest weyanne the title would be “Ethiopians ” but you racist pro neftegna so called journalists are quick to liable others by their ethnic in order for you to score a political point .

  47. A Tigraway speaks says:

    The record of the ex-emperor of Ethiopia in this regard is shocking to say the least. First, slavery was practiced in Ethiopia widely. People of the border regions who are physically Nilotic or Bantu were taken in custody by the monarchy, nobility and feudal lords under his regime and kept forcibly as slaves. In fact, in order to prevent escape, tissues from the hamstrings of most of the male ‘slaves’ were cut out. Ethiopia had difficulties in joining the League of Nations precisely because of the practice of slavery. After the war, chattel slavery continued to the final days of the emperor in 1974. The ex-emperor of Ethiopia had not lifted a finger to end slavery in his own country. On the contrary, he was one of the big owners of chattel claves.

    Secondly, the nobility at the time of his rule never considered themselves as black and African. For political reasons, being African was ‘accepted’ particularly when the OAU was about to be established. But, being black has never been accepted. No wonder when the ex-emperor visited Jamaica in 1967, he said in an interview with a journalist that, ‘We Ethiopians are not black’. The ruling ideas of a given society at a given point in time are also the ideas of the ruling class. That includes negative ideas filled with all sorts of bigotry. But if such ideas are not deconstructed thoroughly, they persist for too long. This notion of ‘not being black’ is still widespread in Ethiopia. It is even noticeable today among members of the Diaspora, who refer to Nilotic or Bantu Africans as ‘black’. These are undeniable facts that can be proved so easily.

    Thirdly, one can also look at the ex-emperor’s policy on Ethiopian ethnic groups other than the Amhara. Discrimination and political as well as economic marginalisation was the daily companion of millions and millions of non-Amhara Ethiopians. Their lands were taken over by the feudal lords and were treated as second-class citizens. Many were forced to change their names to Amharic ones to be accepted. Those who resorted to rebellions were met with fierce punishment including outright massacres as in the case of Tigray (1943), Eritrea (1961-1974), Ogaden (1960-1974), Bale (1967), Sidamo and many other places. The ex-emperor’s ‘Imperial Body Guard’ shot in the crowd of university students on December 29, who assembled to pay the last respects to their leaders assassinated the previous day by the ex-emperor’s secret police. The repressive rule also clamped down against trade union activists and student leaders. Trade unionists such as Abera Gemu and student leaders such as Tilahun Gizaw were assassinated in broad daylight. (Incidentally, Tilahin Gizaw was a champion of Pan-Africanism who received a gun shot by police during a demonstration against Ian Smiths’ Unilateral Declaration of Independence and he was also instrumental in organising a rally in solidarity in 1969 with the struggling people of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

  48. GETACHEW REDA says:

    Getachew Reda (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

    Mr. Tigraway Speaks. Were all the Nobles of Aksum claiming their blood half casted as White Jews like Menlik also Africans? Was Mary a white Jews or African? Why do Axumite Nobles and kings claimed trace their blood to a white Jews? So, what is new if the nobles you are accusing them as if odd to such claim is new only when it comes to them- not to the Tigrayan Nobles and kings. Yohannes himself and his seal clearly said it, it from Jew.

    So, let us not make this issue given to one ethnic nobles you hate. I hope you shut up- because if you do not I will bring you a surprise line blood of all the Axumite and the Tigrayan kings. Please let us not go back. The more you try to expose the other side negatively for your political hate agenda, you will find yourself also in the same predicament.

    They were all feudal, killers, racists and married only inside their circle. Please educate yourself how to behave as human not as tribalist and hate monger to make happy the Tigrayan apartheid guerrilla leaders. You all know I was and still fighting you all the ignorant tribal dogs. You have no substance but to praise Feudal lords of Tigray as democrats. Shame on you all the untrained apartheid dogs.
    Getachew Reda (Editor Getachew Reda).

  49. ዳንኤል says:

    The mightiest weapon of the Devil colonialist – (todays imperialist and neo-liberal) is divide and concur. They have infiltrated our societies to destabilize them from within. I don’t need to mention countries but we all know which country targets which ethnic group specifically – calling it development. African states need to find its own solution from within as the Western devil has no interest whatsoever in the emancipation of Black people.
    1. Africa needs to reconcile with itself and its past, re-write its own history and establish dialogue amongst its citizens – this is everybody’s duty not only government
    2. we cannot change the past – but we surely can change our destiny – IMF recently released a projection that if Ethiopia was to accomplish its nation-wide train projects, dams, plantations and etc.. this will unlock great potentials of secondary nature and Ethiopia’s GDP per capital will be higher than Nigeria by 2050 – only risk internal divide of its people
    3. We are our brother’s and sister’s keepers – as long as we allow the devil West to divide us secretly we will be no good as a country nor will we be good as people.
    እግዜር ሁላችንንም ይጠብቀን። ተግባራችንን እና ሃሳባችንን ሁሉ ይባርክ።

  50. yg says:

    I copied the following opinion from Dire tube it speaks directly to us all if we listen
    አይ እኛ ኢትዮጵያውያን!! መከራከር ያለብንን ትተን መከራከር በሌለብን ነገር ላይ እንጦዛለን፡፡ መናገር ያለብንን ትተን የሌለብንን እንዘባርቃለን፡፡ መስራት ያለብንን ትተን የሌለብንን እንሰራለን፡፡ እስከመቸ ይሆን ይሄ ‹ያልተገናኝቶምና ያልተግባብቶም› ነገራችን የሚዘልቀው? እስከመቸ ይሆን ነገርን እያጣመምን የምንጣመመው? እስከመቸ ይሆን ባለፉ ነገሮች እየተብሰከሰክን ያሁኑን ችግር የምንዘነጋ? በህይወታችን ላይ ጉልህ ሚና የሚያመጣው ያለፈው ወይስ በዘመናችን እየተከወነ ያለው ነገር? ብዙ ልንታገልለት፣ ብዙ ልንፋጭለት፣ ብዙ ልንደማለት፣ ብዙ ልንገላታለት፣ ብዙ ልንጮህለት የሚገባን አያሌ ነገሮች እያሉ ፍሬ-ከርስኪ በሆነው ነገር ላየ ግዚያችንን፣ ጉልበታችንን፣ ገንዘባችንን፣ ፍቅራችንን እናጠፋለን፡፡ መቸ ይሆን ትክክለኛውን መንገድ የምንይዝ? መቸ ይሆን ባልተሄደበት መንገድ ግን መሄድ በሚገባን መንገድ እጅ ለእጅ ተያይዘን በወንድማማችነት የምንራመድ? መቸ ይሆን ……

  51. Lalisaa says:

    @Abdiisaa still you are not on the way don,t try speed propaganda pls.still you are religiocentric.pls don,t try to speed on media such kinds of agenda (why you say only islamist……………………….this may create adivision between us …………………….

  52. kommee says:

    what a shame …

  53. AL-HABESH says:

    GUYS LETS BE RATIONAL.MINEKIL WAS NOT AN ANGEL.EVERY COUNTRY INCLUDING GERMEN,ITALY..ALL FORMED BY EXPANSION AS OURS.MINELIK WAS WISE AND ALSO SELFISH FOOL.HE BETRAYED YOHANES IV ON HIS COMPAIGN TO SAVE AMHARAS FROM MAHADIST MASSACRE.HE JUST CARES ABOUT HIS LARGE EMPIRE LIKE ALL KINGS IN THE WORLD.HAILESLASSIE LET WOLLO PEOPLE DIE OF HUNGER JUST CARING FOR HIS NAME.DERG KILLED THOUSANDS OF AMHARAS LIKE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE.BUT I DON’T BLAME ALL THREE COZ THEY ALL WERE UNEDUCATED AND THINGS WORK THAT WAY ON THE TIME.PLEASE ANY BODY EXPLAIN THE USE OF INSULTING AND DEBATING 100 YRS BACK?AND ACCUSING INNOCENT AMHARA PEOPLE FOR THIS?@TYPICALHABESHA47@GMAIL.COM

  54. Efriam says:

    Any way minlik is a hero and teddy get a great job!! God bless Ethiopia. All galas are not happy back to Kenya. Period……….

  55. john says:

    hagereseb tigre naw

  56. selamnew negn says:

    We all ethiopians have not deep skill on our counry history,so we shall follow singer tedy b/se,his scope is beyond us

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