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Oromo region security continues to swell,thousands of special forces added

Oromo regional state security force continues to swell. Thousands of special forces have graduated as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visit a charity home in Addis Ababa.

Oromo Region Security _ Special force
Photo credit : EBC

December 29, 2019

Oromo regional state of Ethiopia has made tens of thousands of addition to its “security force. A report by State Media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), on Sunday said the latest additions are the 29th batch trained by the regions police. 

The exact number of members of special forces trained in a “new form”, as described by acting president of the regional state – Shimeles Abdissa, is undisclosed. State affiliated and state-owned media seem to have ignored or overlooked that information.    

The special forces were trained for six months in Hurso, Alage, Awash Bishola and Senkele training camps, according to  a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC). Usually a police force is trained for three months. A six months training is for a national army. A proclamation from 1983,  requires “all able-bodied Ethiopian men aged eighteen to thirty to undergo six months of military training followed by two years of active duty.”

From a video content shared by state and affiliated media outlets, the special forces are  dressed a paratrooper like military fatigues. 

Photo credit : EBC

“The government  has started organizing the security force in a new form to ensure peace and security of people in the region,” said Shimeles Abdissa

He said “disciplined security force has a bigger share for the implementation of law and order, and to ensure the rule of law is enforced.” 

In what seems to be an explanation why a special force has been trained in a new form, the region’s police commissioner Kefyalew Tefera said “it was needed to organize the region’s special police in a new form so as to bring peace and ensure the rule of law at regional and national level.” 

Reaction to the news of thousands of special forces addition to the already large number of forces in Oromo region is not just critical but also skeptical. 

Many activists in social media are making a reference to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s speech in Dessie in which he condemned the practices of regional state to train additional regional based special forces with finances allocated from  the Federal government for other purposes. 

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  1. Oromia region is a very large swath of land area. It has a population of more than 40 million. Bigots and elements of extremists have been wreaking havoc in every corner of the region due to lack of sufficient human resources to be able to track down every miscreant doing harm to civilians and property. It has no formidable force in every inhabited locality. Oromia is now a frontier territory where lawlessness is rampart. The same is true to the other behemoth, the Amhara region. Punks are having field days over there just like in Oromia. If these two regions are not able to put a kibosh on such unruly destructive elements they will be up for their own undoing. That will mean we will see their combined population of close to 80 million on the move both internally and in every direction. Those punks should be shown who the real boss is. These two regions need a huge well trained manpower to rein in destructive elements now roaming undeterred among them.

  2. 75% of the country is under a state of emergency military rule. In addition to that Jawar Querro keeps getting more personal protection government troops while other victims of the genocide get no sign of getting any justice, with now Jawar Querro getting more reinforcements the missing body parts of the victims might be nowhere to be found.

  3. Ethiopians need to at least be told the names of the 130+ political parties so we know who to vote for on the upcoming elections.

    Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:11
    ምርጫ ቦርድ ለ81 የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች እውቅና ሰጥቷል
    Written by አለማየሁ አንበሴ

    – ቀሪ 56 ፓርቲዎች እውቅና በመጠባበቅ ላይ ናቸው
    – ነባር ፓርቲዎች በአዲሱ አዋጅ እንዲመዘገቡ ይደረጋል

    የ‹‹ብልጽግና›› ፓርቲን ጨምሮ ለ81 ሀገር አቀፍና ክልላዊ ፓርቲዎች ብሔራዊ ምርጫ ቦርድ ህጋዊ ሠርተፊኬት የሰጠ ሲሆን 56 የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች እውቅና እየተጠባበቁ ነው ተብሏል፡፡
    በአጠቃላይ በሀገሪቱ 137 የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች መመዝገባቸውን ለአዲስ አድማስ የገለፁት የቦርዱ የኮሚኒኬሽን አማካሪ ሶሊያና ሽመልስ፤ የእውቅና ሠርተፊኬት ካገኙት 29 ሀገር አቀፍ ፓርቲዎችን ጨምሮ 81 ፓርቲዎች በተጨማሪ ኢዜማን ጨምሮ 56 ያህሉ ለሠርተፊኬት ማሟላት ያለባቸውን የተለያዩ መስፈርቶች ተጠይቀው ምላሽ ሲሰጡ ጉዳያቸው ተገምግሞ በቦርዱ ውሣኔ እንደሚሰጣቸው አስገንዝበዋል፡፡
    ቦርዱ የሚፈልጋቸውን መስፈርቶች ፓርቲዎች ፈጥነው ካሟሉለት ውሣኔ ለመስጠት የአንድ ሣምንት ጊዜ እንደሚበቃው የጠቆሙት ኃላፊዋ ‹‹ብልጽግና›› ፓርቲ ከሌሎች ፈጥኖ ሠርተፊኬት ያገኘው የሚጠበቅበትን እንዲያሟላ ከአንድም ሁለት ጊዜ ተጠይቆ፣ 24 ሰዓት ባልሞላ ጊዜ ውስጥ ምላሽ በመስጠቱና ሁሉንም መስፈርት አሟልቶ በመገኘቱ ነው ብለዋል፡፡
    ከተመሠረተ ከ5 ወራት በላይ የሆነው ‹‹ኢዜማ›› በበኩሉ፤ እንዲያሟላ የተጠየቃቸውን ፈጥኖ ባለማቅረቡ ቦርዱ የእውቅና ጥያቄውን መርምሮ ፈጣን ምላሽ ለመስጠት እንዳልቻለ ሃላፊዋ አስረድተዋል፡፡ ሌሎች እውቅና እየተጠባበቁ ያሉ ፓርቲዎች ዘንድ ተመሳሳይ ችግር መኖሩን አስታውቀዋል፡፡
    ለምርጫው የእጩ ማቅረቢያ የጊዜ ሠሌዳ እስኪደርስ ድረስም መስፈርቱን ላሟሉ የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች እውቅና የመስጠት ሂደቱ ፓርቲዎች የሚጠበቅባቸውን አሟልተው እስከቀረቡ ድረስ እንደሚቀጥልም ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡
    ብሔራዊ የምርጫ ቦርድ በቀጣይ ሣምንት በቀድሞ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎችና የምርጫ ህግ የተመዘገቡ ነባር የፖለቲካ ድርጅቶችን በአዲሱ ህግ የመመዝገብ ሂደት እንደሚጀምር ያስታወቁት ሶልያና ሽመልስ፤ በጉዳዩ ላይም ከፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎቹ ጋር ውይይት እየተደረገ መሆኑን አስረድተዋል፡፡
    በምርጫ ቦርድ ተመዝግበው እውቅና ከተሰጣቸው 81 ፓርቲዎች ውስጥ 29ኙ አገር አቀፍ ሲሆኑ ከእነዚህም ዘጠኙ “ከለውጡ” በኋላ የተመሠረቱ አዳዲስ ፓርቲዎች ናቸው ተብሏል፡፡

  4. Ye Amahara neftegna Debtera, satan worshipers, killed many people, lead many couples into divorce, killings, and not a few talented and educated fellow youngsters subtly and wickedly deluded to take dangerous drungs to go insane.

    How could we prosper with amhara, cancerous people and anti-developement ? Could please help me answering this question . Donot beat around the bush like many of your youtubers.

    Malicious act of Debteras should be permanently removed , since it can still harm our kids, and other innocent people. amhara debteras claim that they got these superstitious tradition from King Solomon and other people cited in the Bible and some handwritten manuscripts.

    I personally believe , some of the scriptures were translated from Arabic and be received it from Egyptians who were wosrhipping idiols and practicing superstition.

    These people gave us so many fake books with false accounts disguised as religious , and mistakenly linked to Christianity.

    The Egyptian pope, residing Ethiopian Orthodox , fled to Cairo during Italian Invasion. Since he was not a genuine shepherd rather a paid one as it is decsribed in John 10:11-16,Matthew 18:10-14 NIV .

    We were offering them a pile of Gold, Ivory and other jewelry and people serving them . Simply saying, we purchased religious service from them for centuries telling us that we are not authorised by God to be autonomous church. Since they were demagogue leaders ; but not genuine Christians even if they were anointed and separated to serve God among the laity.

    Mahibrekidusan, amhara led NGO is working hard to create amhara led hegemenoy in this old country but indisputably poor and filled with gangsters in the state and church.

    In all honesty, We ahve many fake saints and pastors in our church which are not known to the foreigners themselves but brought to our church in an attempt to introduce religious-based colonizations and white ,euro or coptic supremacy in our church.

    For me Catholic church or protestant church at home are not far from these religious politics and these subtle agenda. Catholics have many saints who donot advocate hunmanity, regardless of his or her tribe or nationality, But ethio -catholics still worship them since they were told by thier masters in overseas.
    Conclusion, if you ask me my personal standing, I do not believe in the sainthood of any whitemen coming to my country except for colonization, subjugating the mass to accept colonization, spying africa and other undeclared subtle task. No more considering Gebremenkiskidus as a saint or other white missionary .
    The END, PHD candidate

    • These are the glory days of Oromo. Go on and bash the old ‘Amhara masters’. You seem to have hatred against white colonialists. Well, who stopped them when they tried to colonize the current Ethiopia including Oromo. Good old Neftegna did!

  5. This move sound no good,because such a this huge and well trained force shuold n’t be pronounced under the jurisdiction of one ethnically region(Oromia).The move is a way to build the Oromo National Defence Force instead of Ethiopian National Defence Forces.

  6. it is better for all to be sane and see reason and sense. Believe me, once the fire of hell starts there is nothing to stop it . the fire will consume all. No one will be spared. the country is heading in that direction. the extrimist thugs want all the money, all the power, all the wealth, all the land, all the banks, the industry, the farms, …. and they want everyone to bow down to their terror. Violent Action and thuggery will create a Reaction .


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