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Ethiopia: Abichu – a story of valor and Ethiopian heroism [MUST WATCH]

Ethiopian News Video
November 2,2016

Video source : Facebook page of Ermias Tokuma Alemayehu

The week when a radical Oromo ranted about his desire to see the disintegation of Ethiopia as a condition “for the peace of Oromo”, for him Oromo is “other”, during “Oromo lawyers” meeting in London, another young Muslim girl released a video on social media.

She claimed to be an Oromo and ,like him, she passionately talked about how she doesn’t care about Ethiopia but Oromo. She even sounded that she does not have enough words to express her commitment for hating Ethiopia. Well, one measure of her commitment, arguably, is that she used Amharic language to get across her message so that those of us who care about Ethiopia can understand what the heck she is talking about.

The intention was, seemingly, to demonstrate that it is not just radical ethno-nationalists of the 60’s and 70’s who are committed for the demise of Ethiopia but even members of this generation are committed for the ideals of the radical oromo ethno-nationalists ; disintegration of Ethiopia. At times the claim about Ormoia sounds like an irredentist claim; it never existed in history. She is a product of the current system and the radical ethno-nationalists. It is imaginable that her hate is informed by indoctrination by either of this group. She is hating the Ethiopia she does not know.

History has certainly a different narrative of Oromo; one that is proud of the Ethiopian heritage and would never hesitate to die in defense of it. The must watch video above is essentially a representation of those kinds of Oromos.

If you have never heard of the name Abichu, you probably have missed out a must read book for all Ethiopians : Ye Habešská odyssea (የሃበሻ ጀብዱ)

The book is translated from Czech to Amharic by Techane Jobre Mekonnen, who is truly patriotic in his own right. It’s an eyewitness account of a Czech engineer,Adolf Parlesák, who happened to be in the front-line when Ethiopians were paying the ultimate price in Tigray to reverse fascist Italian invasion.

And one of the most captivating stories that emerges from Adolf Parlesák account of Ethiopian resistance is a sixteen year old valorous Ethiopian, in the current language one would add the name Oromo as well, of extraordinary patriotic achievement. What did he do? What the video clip above.
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  1. What did the Ethiopianist’s do for the survival and the rights of the Orom? Since the reign of Minilik?
    What did Oromo benefit from being used as a Canon foder? – then and now?

  2. Can the Abich story erase the crimes of Abyssinian/Ethiopian colonialism? Starting from the warlord Twordros to the boot liker of the Tigre-regime, Haile Mariam Desalegn, the Oromo have been terrorized and Massacred. Denying this reality is not going to help the neo-nafxanyas who would like to perpetuate colonialism, gross human rights violation and genocide in the name of the so-called federalism or the so-called democracy. The children of colonialists who are settled in Oromia have been against the Oromo. The Amharas in the Amhara region are different from the children of colonialists. The Oromo people are going to build sovereignty, statehood and multinational democracy in Finfinnee. This will liberate Amharas from their brutal and dictatorial warlords that the children of nafxayans worship. Down with Tigre-Amhara colonialists.

  3. Thank you for your video clip …You really topped up my pride and confidence as an Ethiopian.

    Like all other nations in the world , our country has suffered from inequality in one form or another. This is even true where I live . The Irish and the English raise similar issues, but people have learnt to think above the narrow ethnic line and are working to bring a fair and just society.

    ..Narrow tribalism is a curse of the ignorant and the greedy.. People who think every Amahra or Tigre or Ormo or any tribe is superior or inferior are desperately sick and blind and unable to think rationally.

    As Ethiopians we have a common history to be proud . I believe we are all children of heroes and our freedom make us stand tall and confident where ever we go in the World. Nothing has prime value like Freedom and Proud History … Many Africans envy Ethiopians …I think it is about time now to think great again as our forefathers …young people must reject the evil and narrow tribalism . This evil self-destructive trend is a deliberately distorted narrative to blind the ignorant and to raise one against his own people and destroy one another . We must refrain from bad language and show a mutual respect.

    I appeal to the young generation to denounce tribalism and embrace a mutually beneficial solidarity and avoid the pit dug for us by those who want to manipulate and exploit us. I am sure if we undertake a DNA test all Ethiopians have a common genetic make up and our identity is so strong that hold us as a proud free nation for over 3000 years …we have history that marvels even the older and richer modern superpowers…let us not fall in the trap of the “divide and rule” plot of our enemies…

    Nevertheless, in the 21st Century the Future of Ethiopians should not be determined by old fashioned lunatic tribal politicians, but generous, tolerant smart and proud ordinary men and woman who read and reason and think for the mutual peace and prosperity .

    I have a great hope for all Ethiopians and I am so proud to be born from all Ethiopian tribes.

  4. tola biru if that is your real name – you should read history properly, but from your writing, I can see that you are not even an average normal IQ person – just a bag full of uninformed hate. What a misfortune to have to deal with such dullards!


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