Berhanu Hundee, Adoolessa 19, 2019

Rakkoolee nagaa fi nageenyaa Oromiyaa keessa jiraniif furmaata xumuraa argachuun maaliif dadhabame?


  • Dhiigni Ilmaan Oromoo dhangala’a?
  • Lafeen Ilmaan Oromoo caccaba?
  • Manneen uummata Oromoo gubatu?
  • Qabeenyi uummata keenyaa barbadaa’a?
  • Uummatni keenya nagaana bahee nagaana galuu dadhaba?
  • Uummatni keenya gadadoo kana keessa tura?
  • Diinni fi alagaan nutti koflu?
  • Ilmaan saba tokkoo walnyaachaa jiraatu?


  • Kan keenyaatiif maaliif furmaatni dhabame?
  • Rakkoo keenya maaltu adda godhe?
  • Rakkoodhumti bu’uraa kan hiikkamuu dadhabe kuni maali?
  • Diina waliinuu haasa’amee (mari’atamee) furmaatni waloo argamuu osoo danda’uu, mariin karaa nagaa maaliif ilmaan saba tokkoo jidduutti godhamuu dadhabe?
  • Maqaa hin taane waliif moggaasanii walfixuu maaltu fide?


  • Sirna kana kabajuun maaliif rakkisaa ta’e?
  • Afaaniin sirna kanaan dhaadachuu malee, hojiidhaan agarsiisuun maaliif rakkise?
  • Jaarsoliin biyyaa, Abbootiin Gadaa, Abbootiin Amantii, Haadholiin Siiqqee fi akkasumas Beektotni fi Hayyootni Oromoo maaliif rakkoo kanaaf furmaata barbaaduu dhiisanii callisanii taa’anii laalu?
  • Uummatni Oromoo naannoo Gujii fi Oromiyaa Lixaa jiran nagaa dhabanii yoo dararamaa jiran, uummatni Oromoo naannolee biroo jiran maaliif waa hin jenne? Maaliif callisu?


  1. jarmoolee oromo giddu ittii nagaa fiddu fi mariin akka addaa oromo ittii ta’uu qabaa. Akka addaa oromo ittii yoonan jeedhuu olaala siyaasa fi otto hin tannee qabaataman nagaa fiddu fi ta’u qabaa. Kana fiddu fi iddoo jiru hunda ittii tokkoo tokkoon keenya gaaffachun fi dhabbii keenya akka ta’ee ibsuun nuu irra jira

  2. Galatoomi, Berhanu Hundee, as always!

    You have raised exceptionally important questions and invited the Oromo people to ask themselves these soul searching questions. In doing so, you have courageously challenged and alerted the Oromo to carefully assess their current circumstances and project their future. Some of us are still in coma, induced either by century long subjugation or inherited foolishness. You and a few fellow Oromo intellectuals stand out on foreseeing the existential challenges facing our people. Spot on, in asking the right questions! As Snyder (2017) remarks: “Someone has to do. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without that unease, there is no freedom. Remember Rosa Parks. The moment you set an example, the spell of status quo is broken, and others will follow”.

    While we are not expecting every Oromo to have deep understanding of the reality on the ground, it is clear that most of our people are now able to grasp that the the Oromo protests that brought the Oromo struggle closer to near freedom has been deceptively hijacked. So it is time for the Oromo people to take inventory of their quest for freedom, and reenergize themselves, particularly, keeping their unity and removing obstacles to their peace and existence as a nation. This requires high level of critical thinking ; thinking in critically analytical and evaluative ways so as to device certain set of methods aimed at exploring evidences and to come up with working strategies that will elevate Oromo causes. Doing this in turn necessitates exceedingly high standard of leadership. Mahatma Gandhi succinctly stipulates that ” Leadership is about casting a vision and allowing it to seep into others so they follow lead”. That means that the Oromo people need leaders who can maintain the unity of our people which has been cemented by the blood of our bright children, and lead them towards greater freedom. However, we cannot expect everyone to play leadership role and the great Oromo people are yearning not only for their inalienable freedom, but also for exceptionally able and genuine leaders. Mahatma Gandhi, again, reminds us that “a small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”. While the Oromo people need leaders with political maturity, every individual Oromo must work hard on setting the Oromo house in perfect order. Everyone must think carefully about our situation and try to stop doing what they “know to be wrong”. This requires believing in truth and genuinely seeking alternative futures that elevates our people out of subjugation, poverty and powerlessness.

    Equally, the Oromo people must be prepared for all eventualities that might ensue in the chaotic Ethiopian empire. Donovan asserts that “preparation is the only way to get ready for a hard test, whether a court trial, race, boxing match, Broadway appearance, or death”. Let us remind ourselves that the great Oromo people have been victims of Abyssinian toxic politics, underpinned by ruthless deceptions and violence, due to lack of preparations to mitigate threats . We must also remember that just over a year ago, when it seemed that the EPRDF regime was reforming, most people including seasoned Oromo intellectuals erupted into euphoria. Many people never expected that Oromo blood would continue to be split by the very group claiming to represent them. Snyder, writing on how people have forgotten the trauma of fascism, Nazism, communism, etc., following the end of cold war, observes that “we lowered our defenses, constrained our imagination, and opened the way for precisely the kinds of regimes we told ourselves could never return. … A self induced intellectual coma”. Oromo intellectuals and politicians must search their souls. Back to Mahatma Gandhi, who took a stand on issues, and asserted that “A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or to avoid trouble”. Got it? “In polotics, being deceived is no excuse”.

    Finally, my trust in qeerroo and qarree as the legitimate custodians of their great people is always unwavering. Seek and promote leaders among yourselves. Maintain and strengthen your unity. Your Oromoness/Orommummaa is cemented by blood and transcends all regional boundaries, all religious beliefs, all physical and superficial differences. Keep the spirits you had during the recent Oromo protests and take your people to their inalienable freedom. Your future and the destiny of the great Oromo people is in your hands. The sky is NOT the limit to what the Oromo people can achieve if they work hard in unison to assert themselves. Oromo; understand your situations and your immense potential to free yourselves, and live in your ancestral land peacefully and prosper.

    Justice and freedom to the great Oromo people!


  3. Thank you for asking such important questions. I always wondered why and why not when it comes to mobilizing Oromo for a common cause. It is not because Oromo people and supporters of Oromo cause are ignorant or less interested, but some ormos unfortunately want to survive for today only. They eat, dance, marry and live with other nationalities e;g so called Amharic speakers. They do not educate their children about Oromuma. Those who live in Finfine not all but some of them prefer to speak Amharic and assimilate with Amharic speakers, they to some extent lost their identity, even those who are educated and have earned degrees tend not to associate with Oromo, and some are afraid to even associated with their ethnic group, they say “they want to live in peace and raise their children”. Others such as PM and Lemma are married or have mothers who are not Oromo so they do not want to identify as oromos except when they need Oromo people. They want to survive, have good position, earn good salary……I can only share a few of my observation. For example during Haile Selasseie era or in 1960s and 70s, educated Oromo men used to marry the so called Amahra women to get into the circle of the leadership of the country and to get good jobs by association. When asked they say “there are not educated Oromo women” therefore, they use it as an excuse but we all know why. My friend Berhanu thanks for outlining these questions.

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