Tuesday, July 17, 2012

አዎ መለስ ዜናዊን ያቆይልን



ኧረ እስቲ አትቸኩሉ ስም ለመስጠት። መቼም የዛሬውን የጦማሬን ርዕስ ገና ስታዪት፡ ምን እንደምትሉ ልገምት?አበደ፡ለየለት፡ ወይም ወያኔ ሆነ እናም ሌሎች 101መላምቶች ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ። የዛሬውን ጦማር እንድጦምር ያነሳሰኝ ግን ጉዳዩ ወዲህ ነው። ትናንት ወደ ምሽት አካባቢ እቺን ብቅ ጥልቅ እያለች ያስቸገረች ጸሃይ ሳታመልጥ ለመሞቅ እዚህ ስቶክሆልም በብዛት ሰው ወደሚሰበስብሰብት አካባቢ ስሄድ አንድ በቅርቡ የተዋወቅኳትን ኢትዮጵያዊ መንገድ ላይ አገኘኋት። ከላይ እጅጌው ላይ የኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅዓላማ ቀለማት ያሉበት ጃኬትና፡ከታች ደግሞ ጥቁር ጥብቅ ያለ ሱሪ እና ሳንዳል ጫማ ተጫምታለች።ሰላም ከተባባልን በኋላ እንኳን ደስ አለህ አለችኝ ፊቷ በደማቅ ፈገግታ ተሞልቶ፡እኔም ልቤ በደስታ ጮቤ እየረገጠ ለምኑ አልኳት? በመቀጠልም እንዴ አልሰማህም ዛሬ ጠዋት መለስ ዜናዊ መሞቱን።በአንድ ጊዜ ደስታዬ ላይ ቀዝቃዛ ውሃ ቸለሰችበት። ልብ በሉ ከእሷ ጋር ከመገናኘቴ ጥቂት ደቂቃዎች በፊት ኢንተርኔት ላይ ዜናዎችን ሳነብ ስለተከበሩትና ተወዳጁ ጠቅላይ ምኒስትራችን መሞት አንዳችም የተጠቀሰ ነገር የለም፡ታመው ቤልጂየም በህክምና ላይ እንደሚገኙ ከመጠቀሱ በስተቀር። እናም ይሄንኑ ነግሪያት ያበሰረችኝ "ብስራት" ትክክል እንዳልሆነ ላሳምናት ብሞክርም ሌሎች አዲስ እና ነባር ኢትዮጵያዊ ተቃዋሚ ቡድኖች ያወጡዋቸውን መግለጫዎች በመዘርዘር ልታሳምነኝ ሞከረች። 
እንደውም በኋላ እንደተረዳሁት  ቦርሷዋ ውስጥ በቁጥር ጥቂት የማይባሉ 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ethiopians in Sweden condemned today's Conviction against Eskinder Nega et al.


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Nearly hundreds of Ethiopians residing in Sweden and friends of Ethiopia staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Ethiopian Consulate here in Stockholm early this afternoon to condemn Meles Zenaw's kangaroo court ruling which convicted prominent blogger Eskinder Nega, opposition party leader Andualem Arage and 22 other innocent Ethiopians at home and abroad who were charged with dubious terrorism charges and treason. According to AFP, an Ethiopian court on Friday jailed a journalist for 18 years for "terrorism" and 23 others, reporters and activists, for between eight years and life, after a trial condemned by rights groups. The protesters demanded all Ethiopian & Swedish journalists who are languishing for the crimes they didn't commit at the infamous Kality prison, to be released immediately and unconditionally. The demonstrators chanted slogans which depict their solidarity with all prisoners of conscious held under the guise of Ethiopia's infamous "anti-terrorism" Law. Mesfine Negash who sought asylum in Sweden and one of the 24 defendants who was sentenced to 8years at today's trial said that he was neither shocked nor surprised for being sentenced since there's no rule of law in Ethiopia. He further said, Ethiopians at home and abroad should show their solidarity with today's victims of miscarriage of justice and thousands of Ethiopians who're being incarcerated by the ruling party. He said Ethiopia has become a prison state and Ethiopians should strengthen their peaceful struggle to reclaim their birth rights. The protesters displayed PCs, cameras, pens, note pads, recorders and other materials which symbolizes freedom of expression which they believed are being under constant threat by the Ethiopian regime.

PS: I must thank my fellow compatriot who borrowed me his camera to take these pictures as mine was destroyed beyond recognition by SL's angry bus-driver on July 10th 2012.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Angry Stockholm's Bus driver killed my BABY!


RIP my Baby 2011-2012
Today is the worst day of my life which I will never and ever forget for the rest of my life. An angry Stockholm's local traffic (SL) buss-driver smashed and completely destroyed beyond recognition my SP-800UZ Olympus Camera worth 350USD, the only worthy property of mine which gave me my life back. I saw him "napping" with his feet on the wheel while I was walking by so I tried to take pictures of him but before I knew it

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A World without Borders – a Myth or Reality?





I'm sure most of us heard about Reporter Sans Frontiéres, Cooks without Borders, Teachers without Borders, Doctors without Borders, Nurses without Borders, Engineers without Borders etc. Hmm, but what do you think about a World without Borders? Absolutely impossible! When I heard about it for the first time a few months ago, I was as cynical as anyone could be, but now I believe that it's possible that we could have a world without borders after I experienced its miniature version here in Stockholm’s suburb Akalla last week. By the way, how was your midsummer and where did you celebrated it? At a sommarstuga(summer cottage), on a fancy ferry cruise, at expensive hotels at home or abroad with close family and friends, at discotheques, at a cozy camping site or just in the middle of the wild nature? Well, I spent mine

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Americans & Us, the Tales of Two Worlds


All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” 
 George OrwellAnimal Farm

I think this famous saying had been practiced since antiquities and I'm afraid it will continue to be the unwritten rule of human kingdom in the years to come; many of us wish it won't but it seems too far-fetched that it will happen in this generation or in the next one. Even though, we're supposed to be from the same family - human - and should have been treated as equals regardless of our differences; there are some people from certain countries whom we treat them more than equals - the Americans.