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Taye Dendea, Senior Ethiopian gov’t official, call for accountability over the recurring massacre in Oromia 

Taye Dendea tends to think the massacre in the Oromo region of Ethiopia could have been avoided had the issue of accountability been tackled. He calls for it 

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Taye Dendea (Photo : from Taye Facebook page)

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Taye Dendea Aredo is a senior Prosperity Party, the ruling party in Ethiopia, official.  He is currently posted in the Oromo regional state as a senior official for the ruling party. 

In a reaction to the recurring massacre in the Wollega region of Ethiopia, he said “…security problem in Oromia has been congealed in the past three years. More than ever before our people experienced suffering.” 

Mr. Taye is also saying that telling the truth has consequences.  It leads to getting the label “power seeker.” 

For Taye, based on what he wrote, resolving the puzzle and enforcing the principle of accountability has reached to a point where it is a question of existence [for the ruling party]. 

“Before we forget the horrifying massacre in Gimbi, another massacre has happened today [reference to the massacre that happened on Monday this week]. By the way, whose fault/responsibility is it? It is a must that there be accountability and authority that questions. Because of the accountability problem, a problem that repeats itself a hundred times,”  Mr. Taye Dendea said. 

Dozens of massacres targeting ethnic Amhara living in the Oromo region have happened over the past three years leading to the horrifying deaths of thousands of civilians, including women, children, and elders but no authority has been held accountable so far in a transparent way. 

The Federal government and Oromia regional government had admitted in the past that the armed radical ethnic Oromo nationalist ground, which they call “Shane”, that is behind the massacres does get support from some collaborators within the government structure. 

However, no authority is said to have cooperated with the group, which the Ethiopian parliament designated as a terrorist group, along with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), is held accountable. 

Worse, it has been at least two years since the Federal government and Oromia regional government claimed that “Shane” is weakened to a point that it can no longer pose a security threat in the region against civilians while the group continues to wreak havoc by massacring innocent ethnic Amhara civilians living in the region. 

When the prime minister broke the news of the massacre on Monday, he did so in the same tone that authorities have been saying about the weakening of the OLF military wing. For the Prime Minister, it was a “retreating Shane group” that massacred hundreds. But the operation to massacre civilians lasted between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and no security was there to reverse it between those hours from what survivors had to say. 

There are an estimated 10 million ethnic Amhara living in the region of which a great proportion of them lived there for generations. 

Some activists are interpreting the recurring massacres in the region as a sort of carefully planned genocide with the aim to ethnic cleansing Amahra from the region. 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I do believe that this is no an accident at all. The Oromia regional leadership had a history of this kind of modus operandi of ” no talk evil, no see, and no heard” politicakbculture since 2014. They carried these kinds of rampage murderous episodes in east Harar and Moyale region way back in 2014 up to 2018 , where they massacred innocent Somali civilians and minorities by hacking to death , burning alive and mutating bodies of the victims. It was the most vicious killings I have ever seen in my life. Allegedly, it was all planned and orchestrated from top of the OPDO-turned-now- OP organization since there was no significant of OLF group in that period in the area . Never accounted those horrific crimes to anyone to this day. More importantly, the crop of all current leaders in Oromia region and many in the federal leaders positions were part and parcel of those conspiracies plots Lema Magaarsa was the president, Abiy was the deputy, Shimeles was top ministers, Fitsum Kidessa held communication portfolio and so on . Too bad people realizing it now and too bad also that these people still holding crucial leadership positions after all that has happened. Believe me folks, they will never lose sleep second over investigating anything. It is guaranteed 100%.

  2. I do believe that this is no an accident at all. The Oromia regional leadership had a history of this kind of modus operandi of ” no talk evil, no see, and no heard evil” politicak culture since 2014. They carried these kinds of recurrent murderous rampage episodes in east Harar and Moyale regions way back in 2014 up to 2018 , where they massacred innocent Somali civilians and orher minorities by hacking to death , burning them alive and mutilating bodies of the victims. It was the most vicious killings I have ever seen in my life. Allegedly, it was all planned and orchestrated from top of the OPDO-turned-now-OP organization since there was no significant presence of the OLF group in that period in the area . It was never accounted those horrific crimes to anyone to this day. More importantly, the crop of all current leaders in Oromia region and many in the federal leaders positions were part and parcel of those murderous conspiracy plots Lema Magaarsa was the president, Abiy was the deputy, Shimeles was top minister, Fitsum Kidessa held communication portfolio and so on . Too bad people are realizing it now and too bad also that these people are still holding crucial leadership positions after all that has happened. Believe me folks, they will never lose sleep a second over investigating anything. It is guaranteed 100%.

    • Addendum
      I mean Adissu Araga, Kidessa, not Fitsum..
      In one particular gruesome episode of mass slaughter in 2017 in Awaday town were burned alive and mutilated over 50 civilians in addition og destroying their properties. I was broad daylight and some victims were desperately run and seek protection to Police station only to be handed back to the killers. No single police, cadre politiciansor killer brought to to justice so far. What kind of police and law enforcement is that and where this kind of authority.in world the world ? No where.

  3. Subject: “Taye Dendea, Senior Ethiopian gov’t official, call for accountability over the recurring massacre in Oromia”
    borkena.com; July 5, 2022

    Humble Comment, 6 July 2022
    1. “call for accountability” Needless to say it is a must idea.
    2. The cardinal question is: Who is behind all the upheaval?
    3. Of course, every soul in Ethiopia knows the answer.
    4. Ethiopians are not stupid, nor blind, and nor deaf.
    5. Can you imagine one being curious and asking: ‘ who is giving the natural day time light’ !?
    6. If Ethiopians decided to play the roulette, they can have it freely and wind-up in the disintegration of Ethiopia into
    shredded pieces. It does not require ingenuity.
    7. What requires is the daring application of what is inherently known solution. THAT IS ALL. NO, ‘ifs and buts’.

  4. Taye Dendea literally said something tantamount to the following in a televised interview some time ago:

    Speaking and defending the TPLF dominated so-called EPRDF

    1)Taye said the EPRDF has achieved a life expectancy* ***DECREASE**** of 20 something years for Ethiopians

    2) Interviewer: you mean an ****INCREASE**** of 20 something years right????

    3) Taye, no they have decreased it by 20 something years, improving our life expectancy.

    Hey they say, you can’t fix stupid. So with this type of analysis from Comrade Taye, nobody loses a wink of sleep at night, for the motherland is in the capable hands of the super talented and the dedicated.

    Incidentally, just asking for a friend, is the now defunct Politburo of the Derg regime very different from the centralized, top down party structure of all TPLF, OLF, PP parties? In a recent tv broadcast, the PP structure decisions were referred to as coming from the “central”, “executive “ body etc, reminiscent of the Derg era politburo Marxist Leninist diktats.

  5. This official Obbo Taye is making the right and timely call. While he making the right call bigots among us are calling for a demo to protest the massacres being carried out on Oromos. But these truants and miscreants do this every time there is a massacre carried out on innocent civilians particularly in Oromia by their demonic ‘heroes’. It happens every time. When the regional government and federal forces conduct punitive actions on those murderous vagabonds to flush them out of their rabbit holes these bigots here run around screaming as if massacres are being carried out on innocent Oromos. These are not Oromos but connivers who care about the size of audience they will get on their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media accounts so they will keep some bread crumbs from the platform owners. These are perfect examples of merchants of deaths.

  6. The problem off Ethiopia is when the government or other ethnic group killing and oppressing one ethnic group other Ethiopian do not care, some times they feel happy and joy.

    But what they do not understand is the pain that the Somali women and childrens feel are same as Tigre, Oromo, Afar and so on feels.

    If you love Ethiopia stand for the rights off everyone who has been oppressed, not only when you feel pain.

  7. Harar and Diredawa have been marginalized by 30 years of TPLF and Now PP misappropriation and embezzlement

    Badar, you are exactly right. The subjugation of Ethiopian citizens in Somali region, women,children, mistreatment and abuse at the hands of the Oromo expansionists and usurpers of resources and land in Somali region is no less a matter of urgency. In fact, the Abiy Oromumma fanatic government first attacked the Somali region, and imprisoned Abdi Ille, just because he stood up for the rights of Somali Ethiopians. The Abiy Oromumma dictatorial regime, politicized the incident as TPLF led revolt against the then OPDO in Somali region of Ethiopia. In reality, the root cause was we learn is that Abiy’s Oromumma fanatics did not like the resistance by the Somali Ethiopian communities in their region against the land grab, stealing of resources and funds in Somali region.

    Let’s take the casesof Harar and Dire Dawa. The beautiful Harari community has been marginalized, attacked and destroyed for nearly 30 years since the arrival of the village mentality and narrow minded backward and hateful group called TPLF. In the 1930s to the early 1980s, the Harar, Dire Dawa communities were among the most metropolitan, intercultural and inter-religious communities that existed in Ethiopia. With the beautiful Harare, Somali, then Qotu Oromos, and a significant Amhara and other ethnic groups, including foreigners, Armenians, a sizable Yemeni, Arab, Italian, and French communities all were intermingling. Dire Dawa was once the epicenter of industrial zone in Ethiopia. How on earth the current generation forgot this is mind boggling. The cement factory, the textile factories, and during the 1980s when Ethiopia was closed off by the Derg from the outside world, the Aftessa, and Melka Jedu markets were the centers where all the latest Japanese electronics and Taiwanese modern textiles were found ( the contraband trade is not the focus here).

    Most places in Harrar and Dire Dawa had running tap water in the 1930s before some areas even in Addis Ababa had. The unique metropolitan status of these towns had at one point a generation of kind, easy going loving unique people, beautiful to perfection, who were multilingual with a solid grasp of Somalian, Amharic, Qotu Oromo, some Arabic, French, even some Italian all at the same time. This was attained not because TPLF told them that they are nations and nationalities, nor because Abiy’s Oromumma came to swallow entire Harare and Somali communities and lands, and resources, These beautiful and talented people existed because they figured out how to live together, how to learn from each other and how to advance further together.

    It is a shame, a downright disgrace and abomination and curse that these communities that have integrated so much of even the foreign settlers outside Ethiopia could be so marginalized and dehumanized first by the village mentality of the TPLF herd whose limited IQ could not envision more than a tiny village in Adigrat or Adwa. Similarly, the current “its our turn” Oromumma fanatics, like their TPLF masters cannot see beyond a tiny village in Shashemene, or Borena. It was not enough that they had spread their poison and venom to their misguided youth with no hope or desire for hard work, they too had to contaminate and spread their diseased ideologies and psychopathies and sociopathic ills to other communities of Ethiopians who have had thousands years of history, culture, development, and sophistication.

    It is our hope that once again these ancient communities will figure out to resist the gluttonous, undisciplined, usurping force that has now come under the guise of Oromumma by the Abiy goons, and outshine with their centuries of experience and skills being the epicenter of a melting pot, unique, diverse, accommodating to all with unparalleled beauty and hospitality.

    • I am very sorry! You did not understand my point and you sound an angry person because today your ethnic Amara massacred by Oromo, your point of view.

      First let me clear my point, every day an innocent life is been lost regardless ethnicity,I offer my condolences to those who lost love ones in west Oromia and I don’t support violence.

      Secondly you said Somali people are mistreated and abuse at the hands of the Oromo expansionists, I don’t believe that, I believe Somali, Oromo and Afar had lived together for centuries without any problem and they will live that way forever, what has been happening past few years it will going to end.

      Thirdly you said TPLF and PP party oppressed Diri Dawa, Harar and other communities past thirty years but don’t you think that is very short time compare hundreds of Amara rulers, DID YOU EVER ASK Diri Dawa, Harar and other communities how they have been treated by Amara rulers?

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