Sunday, July 16, 2017

WE TOLD YOU SO


Recent upheaval or mass riots in Ethiopia brought massive deaths of thousands of innocent people. It was the deadliest event in the recent memory of the country. If the Ethiopian state of EPDRF had not resort to force to bring down the developments the obvious would have ensued, gone out of control, we would be talking by now of different thing of Ethiopia. The political chaos was a wakeup call for the elites in power to have hard look to what going in the country. Especially, the threats vibrated from the majority of the political constituencies residing in the periphery who have depended on land as wealth generating resources was a disturbing turbulent situation for the survival of the ruling elites. It was these mass revolts from where the neglected bulk of the majority of the country citizens resides, that have checked on the center power of the regime survival, impacted the elites decision to take a hard look at the country policies, governing mechanism.

Outside Addis Ababa the capital, in the peripheries where the authorities in Addis Ababa do not pay attention there were/are thousands of land disputes, uncompensated confiscated properties, unsettled silly demarcated boundaries, problem of refugees infiltrations, settlements, problems of identifications, ethnic unsettled disputes, unresolved ethical conflicts the regime power have not done well to resolved, the problems culminated by unresponsive leadership had reached the points of watersheds, manifested by riots and tumults and uncontrolled security disorders.

The mass political development protests in Oromia, Amhara, Gambella regions, and other parts of the country have alarmed, raised the eyebrows of the political machine of the ruling party. The political development in these regions has been the central gravity in the challenging the center of politics of the country. It is what I call a tectonic power shift from center to the periphery. It is a dynamic shift of the reorientation in politics whereby the peripheries have now the taken over the national political dynamics.

It has been the very pull, pushes factors for the new course of political development, alas, compelled the government in power to seek rapprochements in politics. What we longed for a very long time: flexibility to politics, the national dialogue with opposition political elements have now happened, if all parties succeeded in hammering out deficiencies the worst could be prevented from happening for now. As we stand, wait, there are political debates going on right now at the national level, all political stakeholders have representation participating at the reconciliation conference except Gambellan political entity representing them.

For reason we do not understand we have been absent in the national political dialogues, second for the reason we do not know we have been misinformed, misinformation has been hovering around in the community, still don’t know what to do. Third, if the information was given earlier than it has not been disseminated in time, the messengers were not trained, equipped enough for the job, fit enough to be entrusted to with the diplomatic mission they have embarked upon, or they were not up to the expectation we all thought about. I believe many questions had to be asked why, what happened?

Shouldn’t we want to know why we were not uninformed earlier at all? As they say, the detail is in the pudding, soon we will hear the outcomes. But for your information, "the beast has already escaped" from our hands. It is too late, too little for the national conference. Hence for the sake of this article, I think it would be wise to look at the conversation that took place at the suburban Minneapolis three weeks ago in regard to the conference that's already taken place: The peaceful message bull horned by messengers of the EPDRF in Diasporas meeting recently was too good to be rejected, though no one was jubilant about it.

The quest for political alternatives, peaceful solutions, resolve national conflicts was good news, has drawn interesting political parties to attended the conference in the suburban city of Minneapolis three weeks ago with hopes, for resolves, to do something. After all, Minneapolis is the center of Diasporas Gambella politics. If nothing agreed here nothing could go on right outside the sphere of their influence, nothing could succeed outside their political trajectory either.

I think everybody came to the meeting thinking of no particular topics in their minds but to listen, there was a general willingness to hear the messenger, to be heard in return. There’s general assertion in the minds of diaspora political groups that they have tried to change the course of political struggle at home via Skypes, phones, media, the internet, through waves of unending protests in the foreign capitals supported by rights groups have not resulted in unseating the regime at home. It is the admission, the acceptance of unfulfilled conditions, that, all the above projects have been toothless tools to bring about regime change, all didn’t go well then as wanted, that instead of sitting idly, they have come to term with the situations, ventured into new paths of accommodating failures, have concluded that they should do something, changed politically to something else, this time around towards socio-economic developments: social-culture, health, literacy, business entrepreneurship zones of activities to alleviate the suffering of our people from mired destitution of ignorance, diseases, poverty hunger and economic crisis, that time wasted would never be gained again.

It is a trend somebody like me have noticed on everybody minds, read on the faces conference attendees, that there's a willingness to talk and to make understanding, to be heard and do something. There's an overall understanding that change is necessary was an atmospheric political seismic shift, a longing for a new alternative by Diasporas politics, a dynamics political breakthrough, the reorientation of the Gambellan people politics into the new direction.

Thus, the new political breakthrough has changed the old political thinking of the diehards, who have viewed politics through the prism of orthodoxy: of no talk, or dialogue, no compromise even for the win-win situation. The old unwavering stand, stiffness for the arm struggle to destroy and replace everything standing, everything stonewalling, everything blocking, or preventing one from seizing power has been set-aside at the moment.

And for them, the old Maoist maxims about obtaining power; through the barrel mouth of the gun” was not reality anymore, valid anymore. Gone is the era of machismo, something they have learned and harbored from the Marxist and Leninist political philosophy, the root of extremism rooted at all the political spectrum of Marxism of the bygone era politics.

Mind you, that this article does not undermine, belittled the armed struggle waged by various political parties of any types. In fact, it is to be understood that various political alternatives have been the contributing factors to shaping the political development we are witnessing at home today.

The conference attended by the Gambella Diasporas political forces was a special one, a unique one because for the first time in three decades here America; the Gambellan of all political parties, of all political beliefs, have sat, and talk to each other like a family. And that in itself was a positive trend of the window of opportunity of the conducive political atmosphere for political matting and encouraging. The gathering has shattered the old taboos of fear-mongering, has broken groups’ silence or has opened up communication between the self-excommunicated forces.

Dr.Gugo Obang, his teammate’s come into the picture, for the group have been working with the home government for a while, called for a meeting, delivered or conveyed the message of peace and reconciliation delegated to them by ruling party at home urging Gambellan of all political persuasions to come home and participate in the national dialogue taking place now in Addis Ababa. The message was feverishly delivered; the group use of certain words of jargon sometimes made everyone nervous, uncomfortable it seems the group has not done their homework properly.

There were plenty of inconsistencies in their presentation, confusion and conflicting messages. But despite those shortcomings, discomfort with preamble or introductory message, everyone agrees to listen and talk, let the messengers do their talking. And later on, the audiences asked questions, lots of questions, the many more bunch of questions.The first persons to launch their views were; Wataajura, who raised the topic or the issues insecurity: as they put it, the security issue is important to talk about, from the perspective safety point of view protection and safety of individuals security matter most, they stressed the importance of security for all individuals in the Diasporas who might want to go home for peace agenda, pointed out that the security of individuals who might one to go home to participate in the conference is crucial, paramount, reminded them to take look, consider their concern.

And they went on to support the idea of national dialogue, reminded everybody that the national dialogue concerned all of us and it is important but we must also realize that the security and the safety of individuals well-being are imperative, crucial, the sine qua non to nothing,and that security and safety guarantees must come first. Thus as far as they are concern "security and safety" the safeguard of individual liberty is important in their book should have been the number one agenda of the group topics. They told Dr. Gugo, this group we have heard you, no one had disputed about how genuine your message is. But we have the concern, our concern is security.

You know that the regime in power has accused some members of Gambellan community in Diasporas of subversion, sedition, for the destabilization of our homeland security. We believe certain individuals in the Diasporas of Gambellan origin have been sanctioned by the regime national security apparatus. They have been barred from entering the country they belonged, so the question is, is the regime giving them pardons, and including amnesty? Does your group have any ideas about the paramount statement we are talking about? If you don’t would you check with the people in the government you have been dealing with and bring the answers? We would like to work for the peace initiatives concerning our people, we know it is important but the safety and security of many Gambellan political exiles are also important as well.
     As of today, the responsibility lies in your hands as messengers between us, the government we would like you to take issues we are concerned about to the authorities in power. Of course, nothing could pass by Skeptic Watarajura’s sons, allies and supporters unchallenged, they have never hesitated to ask tough questions about ‘’security and safety ’’ of the Gambella political people, they were right, they had million dollars points there.

        The two brothers, their allies tried to torpedo the messengers’ message by casting doubts on the overall agenda, approach, and mission of the group, tested the depth of water to see how deep it was, what’s in it, then abandoned it move on to something else. This time they came with conspiracy theory, have thrown in the deep water their version of conspiracy theory about why the government would want to talk opposition political parties around this time, why we must be very careful to deal with the regime.They accused the regime of hypocrisy, said the EPDRF government had lie through their teeth’s before with unfulfilled several peace initiatives in the past, always have dictated the outcomes of peaceful resolutions to their terms.

There were previous peace tables and peace negotiations that failed because the regime was not serious about political settlements. Always the regime in power has cheated the outcomes of peaceful resolutions. But whatever the intentions of the two brothers were, at end of their charges, trials both agreed, urged the audiences that it is imperative we talk to the government, we must accept the regime call for national dialogue, let’s get ourselves ready for dialogue. The two brothers views was followed up by a political tycoon, seasoned politician Obang Urukomo

As one from the Gambellan opposition political parties, I must talk to the political forces in power. It is my duty, a national of responsibility then challenged listeners by saying we must talk if there’s an opened window of opportunity like this one that allows us to redress political issues of importance to our people interests. He said I put it to you in this juncture that the objective reality of country dictates on all of us new approaches to political mappings. He said for a long time we have been waiting for such opportunity, we have it now, let’s get hold of it, take advantage of it.

Obung, stressed, we Ethiopians are not good, wise about civility in politics; our politics have always been dirty. And gave the audience some very illustrative, glowing comparison paralleling, contrasting Ethiopians’ politics versus the Sudanese’ politics for understanding, the way the two countries treated their citizens in terms of political rights and legal rights to mention few, he said the two countries treat their political citizens differently.

He said folks, I don’t know why I am saying this, but for the sake of our conversation, hitherto, now the regimes in power in Ethiopia have never treated other political opponents with dignity and respect let alone the recognition of their political and legal rights. To my recollection, he charged successful Ethiopian regimes in power has never conducted civil political discussions with fellow countrymen who had different political takes; thoughts, differences between the political forces in the country were treated as black and whites, those holders of power considered themselves as right always.

In contrast to all political developments that have happened in Ethiopia, the Sudan, I mean the old Sudan since its independent engulfed in perpetual civil wars of no endings at no time did the regimes in power turned down the challenges from the regimes’ political enemies rather I should say the regimes in power in the old Sudan have frequently treated political opponents, political parties of different persuasions with dignity and respect, have always settled disputed political settlements, we know how nicely they have treated their political citizens, very different from how we were treated by ours. And the Sudanese politics he dramatized have always been civil on the higher level of the political echelons.

Okech Okowya, concurred with Obang first ideas working hard for the interest of the people of Gambella an idea entertained by many more expatriates at the conference, saying we must submit ourselves if need be for the greater good of the community of Gambella, that in order to advance the interest of the community individuals amongst us must reconcile themselves for the greater good of our country.
Okech raised the problem of unemployment, hooliganism the dis-empowerment of our youths, said the conflicts between educated old school folks, who run the institution of government at this moment in our region, the latter universities, college graduates who had no jobs prevented by bureaucratic red tapes of the folks from the old schools, who are afraid of losing their positions to the younger generation is of concern he interjected.

The problem according to him has reached the apogee of concerns that something must be done to redress the unemployment of those young graduates on the line of no hopes. He amplified the tragic conditions those graduates have been enduring problems of unemployment, said they are real, terribly hardship conditions. Yet nothing has been done by the authority who govern our state to redress the problem of unemployment, to eradicate rampant hooliganism. It is shame, he concluded....

John Wara Nuewy reminded everybody that the fear of doing something concern all us. He said certain people have been interjecting fear-mongering in hearts, minds of people not to do something, he stressed the fear not to do something can prevent any persons from the accomplishment of something good for self and the community. He said some people want to stay in the front as leaders but they are incapable of the job they wished to do, they would do nothing but stand still, wanted to stay as figureheads for no apparent reasons, they represented nobody.

They want no help outside their circle, are always isolated, detached, dejected from reality, they are always at the bar tables talking politics of do nothing, are good for nothing. He postulates wouldn’t be good if such people could talk at coffee tables, or around coffee tables, such folks he said could have done many much more things indeed, of course, all civilized politicians discussed politics at coffee places, meetings places, conferences, book reading places, at discussion places, he challenged to learn from the Americans.

He said, people if some of you do not know about what do as leaders try to garnish abled bodies, surround yourselves with smart people to get the jobs done, that's how it has been done in America. Instead, he said some of us are stuck to the point of stonewalling every each us from having accesses to their exclusive realms, as the result making everybody fall with them.

Ojulu Gari, weighed in about the importance of the love for the country, as he puts it, he said we must always put our people, and country first with everything we do love our country and our peoples first. And everything we do must be for the enhancement of the peace, the stability of our regional state security, the country as a whole, he then stressed the importance of peace, security for the people of Gambella.

It is crucial he said for developments programs we have been embarked upon in the country. He reminded the audience that we get involved in the politics, political process, especially representational politics to give us voices, power, leeway to raise fundamental issues concerning Gambella in all the institutions of government of the country. He urged, try to put aside our differences in politics and consider the survival of the community. It is as imperative and as important, concluded his speeches...

Conclusion:

As people talked, talked the notion of what to be done prevailed more, becoming the prime prevalent talking point. The loves for the motherland has sunk well in everybody hearts and minds became the breathing air, embolden, strengthened the spirit of solidarity, and belonging among the conference attendees. We are all in this together let's direct our attention solving the dire problems our people have been facing daily. The notion of doing something became the anathema lauded by all the attendees of the conference, I think the sense of collective responsibility for collective resolve has taken shape above everything else. I think it reminded me of that revolutionary era song: ይህ ነው ምኞተ ህነ በሕወተ ከራሰ በፍት ለኢትዮዽያ እናቴ: Above all Ethiopia first!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Death of Healthy Discussion:

Let me make some points here, I hope to clarify, reconcile some statement of points out there. It is true that majority Anyuak began going to America at the end of the eighty. 
The end of the 80s as it was known was an epoch of tumults, of disorder of insecurity worldwide, not only confined to Anyuawaland? It was the disruption of the old order the downfall world communist political system.
In Ethiopia, at the national level the overthrow of the Derge, regime, the changing of the old guards, caused enormous instability, insecurity in the heart Anyuakland. The inherent NEW changing ORDER was incapable, poor reordering the new system. 
 Therefore, its inability to consolidate power, secure peace; was challenged by unprecedented waves of social and political quagmires. For the Anyuawa people, the political breakdown was too large a deluge to bear.
So many of our citizens have had no alternative to challenges that was confronting them, neither coping with the breakdown was too good to put up with even for those who remained behind; who too suffered the disorder unleashed by the mismanagement of the Bantustan administrative apparatuses.
The second wave of Anyuawa migration was dictated by decaying institutional malaise, chronic tribal conflicts, incompetent leadership failures by those in power to deliver on their promises to invest in their people. 

I believe the failure of leadership to deliver economic and political security brought hopelessness and despairs in the hearts and minds of our people, a large number of them chose not to stay but leave their beloved land and seek refuge in other countries be it Africa, America, Europe, Australia or Latin America.
And the plights of the Anyuawa people have not been different from what’s going on in many parts of the third world countries now. We see more youths From Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, and Liberia; much more West Africa citizens crossing, dying in the seas to make it to Europe, America. It is a disparate attempt to go somewhere to fight age-old misery and not a choice.

As you can see in the picture here many West African migrants are crossing the mediternean sea to reach for greener pastures.  
10,000 migrants rescued, dozens drown trying to reach Italy from Libya this week

RT Photo courtesy Published time: 27 May 2017 23:58



Of course, all refugees are not equal in their status: there are political 
refugees, economic refugees, social and cultural refugees, environmental refugees, internally displaced refugees, refugees from war-torn countries etc.… But from behind the scenes each has the story to tell the world, they all matter to be heard.

Economic Refugee, Climate Refugees What the Difference?

A Libyan Navy boat carries migrants back to the coastal city of Misrata May 3, 2015 (Reuters / Ismail Zitouny)

As an elderly, I was shocked, bewildered, stunned from cultural standpoints seeing young kids outside homes. That’s it was not good seeing young kids leave home unskilled culturally and socially. But I also understood perfectly that if you saw a toad out of the bush in the heat of the sun, it must be running from something that’s after its life, or it must be pursuing, running after something to eat.
I was told that majority of them were derivatives of Dambella, many went there during heydays of the gold rush, so there are no points saying they were young, unskilled with life difficulties. But for somebody like me, the concern was genuine in those years.
I did not know the extent of the systematic breakdown at home. It was the era of ignorance, darkness an era of information for the privileged few; it was not like the current epoch where information is available at the tip of one’s finger for everybody like today.
I believe most of those circumstances or conditions or problems of insecurity that have been the main causes forcing our people out of their home to seek refuge somewhere else still exist and have not totally been dealt with even today. There have not been any preventive measures taken to resolve the situation nor did the authority dealt with reoccurring violence to bring peace in the region.
Looking back now, we understood the upheavals was fathoming, that every man was for himself as guarantor of his /her own security. It was a political decay our people had no means to cope with but to pursue flights.
The flights by the Anyuawa people continue up to today. The Anyuawa people have not adequately, appropriately responded to those problems which have been tearing Anyuawa people apart. Instead, they have forgotten about the biggest beast that has chased them, which was after their life. The Anyuak continues blaming each other with petty reasons, it is demoralizing and weakening their ranks. And that is not the answer to the problems facing them.
As has been said it is not easy chastising somebody why he ran way instead of standing his ground and fight back. But this is an agenda the Anyuawa people of descent must grapple with in a free sphere of discussion about the fate of their own survival as people.
There are many good ideas put forward as solutions, we must take those imperative solutions into consideration. Returns home to share our knowledge even on the temporary basis, or Diaspora capital investments initiatives to invest home, create jobs are all good ideas to mitigate social flights, improve the lives of our people.
We got to stop blaming individuals, don’t ostracize your brothers working in the government or who are doing private businesses at home because the fight against the system of injustice must also be multidimensional and broaden in scope. All problem facing the Anyuawa people are beyond individual damages. 

It is a systematic problem that should be tackled from its foundation, not from the shoot of it. There two things we must understand for our functioning society. That all of us would not dislike, be against the current or any system at home. In the other words, the current system has some supporters, some people who just work for their daily bread; they do not care about politics, it must be understood clearly.
The same thing goes for the oppositions, they have different barometer feelings at home, and abroad about their homeland affairs. But all of them want the good thing for their society: stability security, peace, justice, democracy, development.
I know some of our compatriots at home only talk about development, shy away whenever diaspora expatriates voice question of insecurity, instability, the lack peace, justice, democracy. And they think we are crazy but we are not. We have a fundamentally different view of understanding on how to build our society.
I am pretty sure all want good things for our society, for those good things to happen certain perquisites should come first: Security, stability, peace, justice, democracy and development. 
We think those mentioned are quintessential elements for business environment, political and economic environment and development environment stability. Without a doubt singing development songs through our ears while our love ones are in the harms ways is discomforting, disgusting, dissuading for many who would like come home and help our people.
The diaspora Anyuawa people don’t like the way development sounds, to them, it looks like the so-called development was concocted for evil intention, is not intended for the good of the Anyuawa people. It is strange they say when hearing development song sang to them by strangers, not them singing it. They claimed strangers have been the one pushing development meat down our throats they don’t like either.
That the aim and objective of the development policy were to come and conquered our land through soft power denied Anyuak people rights to their ancestral lands. That the entertained development idea was meant for the aliens and not for the native’s people. 
That thousands Gambella hopeless, jobless youths are in the severe economic condition that their dire, worsening economic conditions have forced a countless number of them to evacuate their homeland into neighboring countries.
That unless Gambelia stakeholders have been included in the decision-making, in charting the fate of their future that they should hold onto their purses, or wallets for now. No point arguing about these concepts. Nonetheless, there should be other ways to mitigate those elements.
There are signs of good things taking place already in the economic spheres. The diaspora native investors, the one at home have been building things charting other discourses of economic empowerment. 
I believe there are many ways to contribute to rebuilding Gambella economy at the moment; these ventures such as Health sector, agriculture, sector, food sector, water development sector, technology sector, education and cultural sector etc... Should be exploited harnessed for the benefits of the society.
There is no point why one shouldn’t do something if there are means, one doesn't have to support any institution of government to do a business or to help one’s family at home. I believe Ethiopia has a private-government driven economy, it is good for people going from abroad, and who would like to invest their money in the economy.

The last time I visited the home country, I think I saw through my eye the dynamic surges of the private economy, it is as flourishing and as booming. Although the natives of the region had yet participated, taking part in the economy but the overall atmospheres created to necessitate springing businesses have been encouraging.
I know many of us like politics, that’s fine, and do not want to do something to alleviate the suffering of our people from the economic misery, that fine too. But don’t badmouth somebody efforts for trying to do business, help his/her family at home. 
I believe people should refrain, repeat again to not ostracize and chastise somebody for doing something different than you do, have no right to do to so.
Some of the people disrespect, trashed other people characters because they seem not be from one of their neck of the woods or river or villages.
There is traditional Anyuawa societal rule of hierarchies, I believe should be observed by all Anyuawa stock wherever are. It is an abomination for elders to interfere in the affairs of the young ones, the same rules prohibit young ones from dipping, diving in the affairs of the old folks.
I believe the absence of discipline among us would exaggerate, exacerbate the already fractured Anyuawa unity. Do not be delusional, full of yourselves wanted to walk or sit on the top of other people because you think so.
 Be warned attitude like that is unforgivable in our society, such attitude could be met with deadly repercussion, your afterward apology would not be acceptable by the people you might have hurt with your nonsensical behavior.

Ajumhara Journal Condemned US Cruise Missiles launched at the Shayrat Airbase in Syria:

Last night the US launched cruise missiles at the Shayrat air base in Homs province, destroyed several military airbase infrastructures, killed scores of civilians, military personals. The US missiles strike was a violation international law and norms of diplomacy. The Ajumhara Journal, condemned in the strongest term the violation of the Syrian Arab republic sovereignty, territorial integrity of the Syria. The Ajumhara Journal considers this preemptive US surgical missiles strikes as a clear violation of UN charter an abrogation of the international law, norms of diplomacy, that the UN ad hoc investigative committee has not been given time, a chance to go on fact-finding mission to prove otherwise the alleged source of chemical weaponry, determine those whose responsible for the criminal acts. That diplomatic means have not been exhausted to warrant a strike. That the US must refrains from further escalation of political and diplomatic impasse, that war and bullying other nation for domestic political showmanship is not the answer either, that an eye for an eye is not an answer to the Deeping problem the world is faced with that the US must work through UN framework, to resolve problems of global nature.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Useless Waves of Protest Against Donlad J Trump

In the first week of Donald J Trump Administration on the job his administration was met with huge with waves of protest against the executive orders he had issued toward foreign policy. Of course, it is a new foreign policy different from previous administrations. It is that true we are going through a new paradigm shift in politics. As I said the other days in my comments in various Facebook discussions.I know the new prevailing wind of politics is too gusty, strong for some people to withstand its current. That the current waves of politics are unsettling, uprooting, displacing, and replacing things we have known, familiar with before.

 For too long we have been living under the illusion say of unfettered freedom of open door policy, have been mindless of security of our own. This new policy exercised by the president of the United States was supposed to putting America first, and rest is second, it is set out, designed to protect the territorial integrity of the United States of America from infiltration by adherence of radical Islamists who are waiting at the gates.

For decades we have been living under the comfort zones of illusion. We were fed with decadent mirages of elitists’ cultural outlook that negated security of the people of the United States  I know the pundits don’t like what they are seeing from Donald Trump but they must know it is a new policy shift, a new reorientation of politics, of America first and then the rest of world comes second in the new policy paradigm. Our country has been wasting lots expenditures abroad with policing other countries who do not contribute a penny to the security of their own peoples, as Alibaba said the United have wasted trillion of dollars on military expenditures protecting other people and forgot to do something for the American people and leaving our economy in shambled status. That why the new president of the United States of America is trying put America first, I do not see what it is wrong to bring changes into the policies if something was wrong in the first place. I don't understand why some see the new changes in policies as wrong?  If it is up to me it is big times if others don't put up with the new policies. The president must do what the American people had elected him for to do. What we are experiencing is a political deluge: draining the swamps, preventing, tearing down sanctuaries hideout of dangerous people and make ourselves safe from predatory elements. So what’s bad about that?

Some people worry about how we are going to be viewed in the world? But who cares about what other peoples think about the United States, that is not our concern, it is not the top priority for us right now. From day one of the founding of this country the US foreign policy describes or stipulates that the United States had no permanent friends but permanent interest and permanent interest is the guiding principle in our foreign policy. For example, yesterday's foes are our friends right now; yesterday's friends are no longer friends right now.   
   
In a nutshell, our foreign policy guide is only to keep our interest intact all the times. I gathered some pundits already have been writing lots of nonsense about what Trump did and didn't do. linking his policy with fascism doctrine. What we have seen so far from the do no good people was bizarre statements accusations that do not hold truth but lies. Recently the executive orders signed executed was aimed to protect borders, safeguard the security of our nation, and put our house in order. Any country at security risk would do what the United State have done to the territorial integrity of its people. Just Today Kuwait a Muslim country in the gulf region banned five Muslim countries visa entry. So is Kuwait policy of banning other Muslim from coming to Kuwait wrong? I don't think so security wise. They know what they are doing to protect the security of their nation, who cares if other do like it. Check this article. Kuwait banned 5 Muslim countries And it is real. But critics in America here don't see it that way. They out there in the streets always protesting policies they have no understanding about; with clueless barrages of criticisms. On the top of empty barrage criticism toward the Trump's administration still, the disgruntled elements accused Trump of Islamophobia and vice-versa. But what could those pretest elements say about Kuwait ban of Muslim brothers visa entrance to Kuwait?

I believe the current sanction was not ill intended policy toward other beliefs or ways of life. As the article telegraph wire news has indicated Donald-trumps-travel-ban-not-nazism-many-muslim-countries True it is not like the ban the majority of Muslim countries have imposed on Israelis travel to the countries. The ban I believe is for 90 days, it is temporary. As I got the chance to read those executive orders, my gut tells me sound policies intended to bring peace, prosperity to America and make America great again. I think Trump's policies were designed to empower the American people suppressed by Washington elitist games, get the power back to the people, who are the owner of democracy.So all of Trump's policies is for the good of the country he loves, and nothing else.  If you don’t mind, the list of names of countries’ citizens barred from entering the US was not all of Trump’s doing.

No, the listed countries on the paper he found were not his doings. But from my understanding the topic in the discussion the list of countries named by Donald Trump administration was copied from Obama administration policy archive, in the other words the list countries were already there, under the sanctioned regime of Obama Administration. None were found active and put work. Nevertheless, Donald Trump dusted them off the shelves and put them to work. By the way, Donald trump was doing what others have been doing for decades but not very well.

Why accused Donald Trump of being hates monger, labeled him fascist and opposed everything he says and does. For your information, Donald J. Trump is neither racist nor fascist. But he was mandated and supported by the American people to bring positive changes for their country. Even people of other countries admired Trump's convictions, they think he was sent by God as an Egyptian philosopher Murad Wahba said "divine intervention had led to Trump beating out Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in elections, he continues had Clinton come into power we would have fallen into a civilisational disaster,"

 So all of you talking heads must stop baseless, nonsenses innuendos and get to work. Check your facts about US foreign policies under recent, all erstwhile presidents of the United States about whose bad and good president...

I think one would find out a lot about whom, who and what president did this and that in past history of our foreign policies. I believe more Muslims died under Obama’s, George Bush administrations combine of all living presidents in recent American history. Yet no one has spoken about the catastrophic disasters policies of the previous administrations. Now the question we should ask ourselves is, where were all these false rights groups during the George Bush administration when Iraqis have been gun barrages raining on them, day and night unprecedented in our human history? Where were you shameless hypocrites?

Shamelessly some of you have complained about why the US government had imposed sanctions selectively on some countries, left some countries of human rights violation, terrorist groups protection untouched by current sanction regime? I think some of these elements naively misunderstood the US foreign policy from day one. Here let me explain to all of the pundits and bandits. The foreign policy of US government was/is designed to protect the interest United States aboard. It means the United States of America have no permanent friends from the onset of the founding of this country, but always the US has permanent interest to protect and secure all the times. And that the US gets what it want by all means necessary using soft and hard power from other countries or nations. So why get confused, surprised if some countries were left out at this juncture of policy deliberation.

 How can Donald Trump do his job if not given chance to put his team together to start work assigned to him by the American people. Let him starts the work he was elected for to do, wait and see, I think he would do great things. How could someone in the right mind oppose Donald J Trump from week one of his administration? It wrong to accuse somebody who has done no wrong yet. Why kill somebody you don't even know as they say in some west African tribe of Nigeria. I am not kidding here. In one week Trump's administration is already under attacks by some disgruntled elements who lost the election backed up by irresponsible people from streets. I should say by dependent elements with no clues of how a government works and functions.

 How come people such as those already accused Trump of fascism and Nazism? I think it is a baloney. It is not right. It is prematurely too soon to judge someone by the cover of the book. I think we should give Trump ample times to show what he got for us, you may never know, perhaps he could change, better all of us.  And it is not wrong to wait and see. What I don't like to see is that the entire liberal elites, appendices of NGOs, foot soldiers ganging up to Trump down through riots and tumults which could create paralysis and weaken the over all institutions of the country to function. There's already talks "revenge" echoed out there by billionaire George Soros whose prior to election bet millions of his fortune on Hilary to win the election have been mad about the defeat, loss of election and swore for all out revenge. He is out there lurking, marauding, funding many of foot soldiers he can find to bring down Donald J Trump administration.

As one told me many days ago, George Soro lost big in the past election betting his money, and fortune on Clinton winning the election. But unfortunately, as always nothing good comes out of dirty money. The election didn't go as he wants to, So no wonder why the rich dude was so mad and wanted Trump to fail badly, "they hate Donald Trump you know" they hated his gut for their defeat in the election. Moreover the majority of liberal disliked Trump simplification and assaults of political correctness. Thus Trump's manners and attitudes have discomforted many on the left side of political spectrum, that they want Trump fall, His victorious rise against all odds thrown his way surprised many of them. And it was something they would not settle with for time to come.

 My friends were right I guess. From day one Trump's entry into white house so-called political correctness was dead, replaced with common sense concept of the ordinary American people. The shift from political correctness to common sense is something the liberals would not put up with for days to come.

 Hitherto it was the power of common sense concept of the American people that made Americans free to govern themselves. America was founded on common sense concept, that made America great and powerful. The idea that we should watch our mouths, keep our mouth shut about what we say in our daily lives is total "dictatorship" And it was wrong, does not reflect American culture. For some reason, the elites have denied the American people common sense concept to live with. The elites for too long have substituted common sense lofty ideas with elites' and celebrities' worshiping sub-culture and supported poisonous political correctness. 

It is not that the liberal, their followers misunderstood Trump’s policy take; I bet no. But these diehard elements or unreformable groups would not attempt to listen new chief in town at all. I don't think they will try to give him their ears. But their opened ears are receptive to wrong information coming from nowhere. And they are out days, nights accusing trump of all the vices.

How can anyone accuse Donald J Trump who has killed no one with his policies as fascist and nazi? I think it is not fair at all. Donald J Trump was only reordering things that were messed up for decades, and he just put them to work, Is it that bad to correct what was wrong? Why is it a crime? 

Folks, I beg to differ here. What we have now is a new paradigm shift in politics; it wouldn’t make everybody that jumps on the bandwagon with no rough terrains experiences comfortable as before. The new policy in my understanding is bitter, hard to swallow. It is bitter pill in the mouths of some folks. I believe people who have been depended on government largess for everything in their lives would not like new changes in policies, that's a fact. Donald Trump like Bill Clinton who introduced reinvention government of United States in the 90s was confronted with a tremendous policy rejection by forces in the government apparatuses, It is the same scenario Donald J Trump is facing, a matter of fact a huge one for that matter. It is a fight to resist like others before it is waged by the unmoved nomenclature or apparatchik of the bureaucratic power apparatuses who wouldn't stop to the end

But Mr. Trump must stay on the right course and he will be fine. The nomenklatura or the apparatchiks of the government thinks the world have ended, that they resist any changes they are confronted with to stay aloof and untouched, misconstrue the new administration good intentions, propagated false propaganda, created misinformation misconception among the American citizens. As Obama’s brother, Malik, extols Trump’s immigration policy, Donald J Trump was doing what the American people had elected him to do, delivering them right. He was doing them for the love of his countrymen the American people. What's wrong with that? True, we all don't want what we are not accustom to in our life sometimes. But we must not limit ourselves to what only know for the rest our life. As they say fear is the enemy of progress, we must not live in the past. I agree we shouldn't  give Donald Trump everything he demands, I don't think so. But we must give him a chance to do the job he is expected to do during his first term and beyond if necessary. What required of us is reorientation of our souls, minds for new politics of Donald Trump administration.  

I think some of us do not know the risk involved in politics. But let it be known that there are plenty risks in politics, large and big one for that matters. And people in politics know about them so well. So don’t worry if Trumps makes mistakes or not. That is not the issue. As long he is doing his job he was elected for to do no problem for mistakes he makes. I believe mistakes comes when somebody is very busy. And for Donald Trump as long as he corrects those mistakes and gets the job done, he would be fine. The story is this, one must not be afraid of blow-backs in politics if the ends justified the right results. 

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Monday, December 26, 2016

JORR MOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE NEWS BULLETIN.


The Jorr Community Development Association members teleconference meeting chair by Honorable, Okello Ojiel, Ojulu Wadi, discussed several topics pertaining: Health, Social, Economic, Education, and Disaster Reliefs issues of Jorr geographical area.  The Jorr Community Development Association (JCDA) meeting took four hours than expected but was worthy of time, it has been fruitful discussions. The meeting was concluded with adoption of several crucial and important resolutions paramount to rebuild, to restructure, to strengthened Jorr Community Development Association from its current status.

The Jorr Community Development Association (JCDA), pledged to reform the organization activities, carry out a more robust, creative, active approach in the re-consolidation of the organizational framework and for better functionality services. And JCDA agrees to change the old approach, promise to enhance the organization with new directives, encouraged members cut away wasteful time of doing nothing, but contribute more to restructuring organization to fit the current demand from its members.

 That there’s a need for more collective actions in the development of the community more than before, and again JCDA, urged community members for more input efforts, support of current initiatives drive: financially, materially and physically to enabled JCDA's association attend its goals.  The conference reminded all members of the community about the imperative and important of participation in the development of “Jorr Community Development Association” at home and abroad in all field of endeavors.  

 The JCDA general conference also discussed membership recruitment drive, that it is imperative to do more, to bring awareness at the community grassroots levels. And that membership recruitment drive is monumental question, it should be tackled, that all JCDA members have been shouldered with responsibilities to carry out those obligatory tasks.

 In lieu many discussions to tackle many social problems confronting the organization, the problem of conflicts between individuals have been identified, that these conflicts stem from misunderstanding, misconception among individuals, that all conflicts must be resolved through peaceful methods among bitter rivals and save our community from being torn apart.

And that the continuation of those problems from being resolved have created divisions, rifts among the community members from coming together. That the community pledges for more closeness, support, to create ways and means of mechanisms to resolve conflicts among individual in the community, begin harnessing members’ potential for good of the community.

Lastly Jorr Community Development Association (JCDA) discussed about future projects: such as opening, extending, and expanding its branches offices at Gambella and at other neighboring countries where Jorr expatriates are living. The issue of organizing scholarships for talented and fatherless children also were discussed, that JCDA pledges to develop a strategy, concrete steps to help achieve community’s children scholarship venture.

The end of (JCDA) News Bulletin   
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Confronted by Stupid Question,


A dude from Harare Ethiopia this afternoon had stupid verbal confrontation with two of my kids at Somali KAAH financial transaction Bank. I took them there so they can send money to some of their relation at the IFO Camp. One of the kids the son of my late brother Tefera speaks fluent Somali and was talking to the bank teller behind the glass window, it looked like they were having fun talking to each other.  But all of a sudden this man whose sits faraway corner interrupted jumped in the conversation., asked one of the boy  how  he come to know Somali language so well?  Answered I was in IFO, leaned the language from Somali friends I befriended all those sixteen years I had been at the camp.   

Okay said the man but where are you from?   I am from Ethiopia. He said really you do not look Ethiopian? Of course I am an Ethiopian, from Gambella.  So you speak Amharic?  Yes I do. Dude still confused but you people do not speak Amharic very well. Really said the other kid, so you think all Oromo people speak better Amharic Language than Gambellan? Yes said the man. Lie, you are a liar said the kid.  What about the Oromo Della, Arsi, Bale, Wellega, Etc.

We live with many them in the refugee camp; I never saw them spoke Amharic. Ho by the way some Oromia language spoken in Gambella too.  I said that is enough let’s go, and we left the West Bank, went to Southside Minneapolis  Somali, to grocery store to buy phone numbers used as calling card by all expatriates from Africa.  As we exited the store, we were met by two Somali ignorant who call us Sudan, Garang, with no body responded among three of us we just board the car and left, after I dropped the boys home, I said to them don’t mind about what happened today, just look forward, my other boy responded dad we are not new to those kind hacking, we live with a lot of illiterates like that in the caps all those years. 

Our skins have been immune to illiterate diatribes at the camps.  I said do not worry, he seems like a very confused person too. Here was a man who spoke Somali, when asked of his Identity he said he is an Oromo from Harare, he had the gut to question you about where you learned the language? You know one of my friend from Harare once told me about some confused Harare people during the Somali-Ethio, 1976-77war, he said as Saied Bare defeated the Ethiopia army at the initial war and control vast land at the eastern fronts, he said the Harari flogged to the streets chanted slogans:  Saied Bare! Saied Bare!  Long Live Saied Bare, but as our gallant forces rejuvenated and fought back, defeated the enemy, and  recaptured our lost territories, he said the Harari flipflopped, turned switched their allegiance  backs against Somalia, came out in support of Ethiopia victory against Somalia, chanted Mengistu! Mengistu! Long Live Mengistu! You see how confused border people are in Harare. Thank God we are not, we remain always loyal, to one country, that’s “Ethiopia” 

In all this conversation I sit-down muted, never said anything at all. So folks I think I should explain a little bit into two or three paragraphs what definition of identity is:  one’s sense of belonging to one state or to one nation. It is the sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, language and politics” Counter point, it didn’t say color or looks. If you were born in Ethiopia you most certainly are Ethiopia citizen by birth, what you look like doesn’t matter. For instant I was born Anyuak by my tribal identity, from Anyuak country, from Gambella state Ethiopia.  And what one look like is not an answer to our political community.  


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Adeola Fayehum Video clips

Folks what learned from Adeola Fayehum video clips are that corruption everywhere in Africa had the same faces.  Especially the medical malpractices are at highest levels, its alarming rate telling a lot. What we see here from these narratives is that African doctors, pharmaceutical firms schemes, drained medicine from public domain.  The sabotages by saboteurs have been rampant, public goods siphoned into private realms has dvastated the public health institutions. The question is what’s left for the good of the common people? In our region someone told me during my last visit to our home country that “going to hospital in Gambella, is compared to one taking suicide of himself’’ meaning, one ricks a lot going to the hospital’’ because one might be contracted with different kind of deadly diseases due to poor sanitation, lack of hospital bedding, care, lack of food, medicines in the hospitals, deliberate diversion of prescriptions to private pharmacies by doctors. It may seem little, but serious corruption that needs to be tackled right on. What president Magufuli of Tanzania has been doing now as a start in the right direction, the result so far is encouraging. But he needs more political supports from the political communities.  A pragmatic policies approach is more preferred with the rule of law as the guiding principles, to deter would be criminals from draining public goods into private spheres.   

By Amhare Gilo 

WE TOLD YOU SO

Recent upheaval or mass riots in Ethiopia brought massive deaths of thousands of innocent ...