Friday, September 28, 2012

የ2005 ዓ/ም አዲስ ዓመት አከባበር በስቶክሆልም

በስቶክሆልም እና አካባቢዋ የሚኖሩ በብዙ መቶ የሚቆጠሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን አዲሱን የኢትዮጵያ 2005 ወይም እንቁጣጣሽ መስከረም 8 2005 ዓ/ም ሃሉንዳ በሚገኘው የባህል አዳራሽ በመገኘት በዓሉን በተለያዩ ዝግጅቶች አክብረውታል። የዚህን ዓመት በዓል ለየት የሚያደርገው ስዊድን ውስጥ ላለፉት 19 ዓመታት እዚህ አገር እና በመላው ዓለም ለሚኖሩና ኢትዮጵያውያን የተለያዩ ዝግጅቶችን በማስራጨት የሚታወቀው የኢትዮጵያ ሬድዮ፡ እዚህ አገር ለ40 ዓመታት በስደት ለሚኖረውና በብእር ስሙ ሃይሉ ገሞራው ለሚታወቀው ታዋቂ ገጣሚና ደራሲ ሃይሉ ገብረ ዮሃንስ የዚህን ዓመት የክብር ሽልማት በማበርከቱ ነው። አንጋፋው እና ተወዳጁ አርቲስት ተሾመ አሰግድና ወጣቷ ድምጻዊ የዝና ነጋሽ በተለያዩ ጣእመ ዜማዎች የበዓሉን ታዳሚዎች አዝናንተዋል። Hundreds of Ethiopians who reside in Stockholm and its environs celebrated Ethiopia's New Year on September 8 2012 at Hallunda culture house. The voice of Ethiopia which has been on air for the last 19 years, honored famous Ethiopian poet/writer Hailu Geberyohannes a.k.a Hailu Gemoraw as 2004 Ethiopian of the year. Veteran singer Teshome Asseged and the young artists Yezena Negash entertained the public on that day.

የ2005 ዓ/ም ደመራ በዓል አከባበር በስቶክሆልም Demera in Stockholm

በስቶክሆልም እና አካባቢዋ የሚኖሩ በብዙ መቶ የሚቆጠሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን የ2005 ዓ/ም የደመራ በዓል ዝናቡና ብርዱ ሳይበግራቸው ሃግሴትራ በሚገኘው የቅዱስ መድሃኒያለም ቤ/ክ ቅጥር ግቢ በታላቅ ድምቀት ማክሰኞ መስከረም 16/ 2005 ዓ/ም አከበሩ። ምሽቱን የሰንበት ት/ቤት ተማሪዎች እና ዲያቆናት ከበዓሉ ጋር ተያያዥነት ያላቸውን መንፈሳዊ መዝሙሮች አሰምተዋል። አቡነ ኤልያስ በእለቱ ቡራኬ ለምእመናኑ ሰጥተዋል።

Hundreds of Ethiopians residing in Stockholm and its environs celebrated Demera celebrated Demera, an annual religious holiday commemorating the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena (Saint Helena) in the fourth century by burning of a large bonfire, here early yesterday evening. This Demera-procession takes place in the early evening the day before Meskel or on the day itself, according to local traditions. Even though the weather was bad, the turn out was much larger than expected; young and old, men and women Ethiopians came in large numbers to celebrate the annual event. Sunday school students and the clergies sang religious songs praising Jesus and the power of the Meskel (i.e. Cross).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thanks TPLF: I am ashamed to be an Ethiopian!

First impressions

Most of the times, they stay with us forever and I do hope that that is not the case with Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, the two Swedish journalists who went through the worst and longest days of their lives in Ogaden and then in Kality prison in Ethiopia. Even though I was humbled and honoured to attend their first ever press conference after they had been “pardoned” by my benevolent government at the eve of Ethiopian new year, I couldn’t help but being ashamed about being an Ethiopian when the duo told about some very disturbing and thuggish atrocities that they were subjected to by the regime that calls itself a “democratically elected government”. Being ashamed about being an Ethiopian never stops coming back to my mind even after I left the press conference, and one of my Ethiopian acquaintances said

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oops I did it again and again and again: TPLF

Ethiopia “pardoned” the two Swedish journalists yesterday, after jailing them for more than a year in the Kality – one of its many notorious prisons. As an Ethiopian, such cliché-ridden action reminds me of a famous song by the American singer Britney Spears. You know, in Ethiopia, you'll be arrested for no crime, then charged with fabricated crime or a catch-term called “terrorism”, sentenced to long term jail sentence and then they put you on