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  • Kassa T/Birhane Elected President of the Arab-African Summit

    The Arab Africa Summit yesterday has elected Kassa T/Birhane as the president of the Arab-Africa Summit and Abdulwasi Yusuf as secretary general for the second round. 

    Kassa T/Birhane who is going to serve as the president of the Summit for the coming one year said on the occasion that he will work hard to secure a good economic and social bond between African and the Arab countries. 

    When the two days summit is concluded yesterday afternoon the summit’s participants have expressed their determination to strengthen their tie and combat terrorism. 

    Participants of the summit from 22 African and Arab countries are expected to visit the building projects of condominiums and light train projects on today.

    Source FBC
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  • Will Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam dry the Nile in Egypt?

    A vast section of northern Ethiopia has been turned into a giant building site.

    Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (known as Gerd) is now about 30% complete.

    The whole project spans an area of 1,800 sq km (695 sq miles).

    Once completed, in three years, it will be Africa's largest hydropower dam, standing some 170m (558ft) tall.

    At a cost of $4.7bn (£2.9bn) it will also be hugely expensive - mostly funded by Ethiopian bonds and taxpayers.

    The dam is located in the Benishangul region, a vast, arid land on the border with Sudan, some 900km north-west of the capital Addis Ababa,

    Temperatures here can get as high as 48C (118F). Most of the vegetation that existed on the dam site has been cleared to make way for the construction, and the area is now extremely dusty.

    In May last year, the builders achieved their first milestone when they diverted the course of the Blue Nile.

    Part of the actual dam structure is already taking shape. The workers are busy at work on what looks like a huge floor of concrete.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26679225

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  • Leaked memo says Jawar Mohammed and wife siphoned off over $280,000 raised for OMN

    (Solomon Ungashe)

    February 9, 2015

    According to a damning confidential memo by Dr. Solomon Ungashe, one of the founders of the Oromo Media Network, circulating on Oromo online forums, Jawar Mohammed raised over $300,000 during the Oromo First campaign which was supposed to go to the coffers of OMN. Dr. Solomon Ungashe alleges that because Jawar and his wife Arfase Gamade were not willing to transfer the money only $20,000 was transferred to OMN from Jawar’s account. Apparently, one of the problems causing division in OMN is the issue of this money that melted away in Jawar and Arfase’s pockets. Jawar insisted that all the money raised during the Oromo First campaign was not raised for OMN but for himself. The memo reveals that OMN’s main problems are tied with the corrupt, dictatorial and manipulative tendencies of Jawar Mohammed.

     

     

     

    “Once money was generated from Oromo communities, Arfase and I were assigned to see to it that the money was transferred to OMN account. This proved very difficult and OMN problem started at this point. Unbeknownst to us, Jawar Mohammed had created a parallel committee called Principal Coordinating Committee, PCC for short. Jawar and his wife Arfase were members of this committee. Mohammed Ademo asked Jawar what the role of the PCC was. He assured us its role is simply to collect the fund and transfer it to OMN. That proved to be false. Week after week and month after month Arfasse and Jawar who were supposed to talk to PCC members and transfer the money to OMN kept giving one reason after another for failing to do so. Out of more than $300,000 collected by Oromo community only $20,000 was transferred to OMN account. We were very frustrated,” Solomon wrote. Read full text of memo below.

    CONFIDENTIAL

    1. In mid 2012, I convinced myself it was time to start a sustainable Oromo media. I reached at that conclusion because I observed that a handful of Internet radio programs and a few TV broadcasts had started in the Diaspora. This hinted to me there was sufficient manpower and expertise to establish a strong media. I discussed the proposal with some people including Abraham Mosisa, Israe’l Soboqaa, and Abdi Fixee; they all encouraged me to push the idea forward.

    2. I next contacted Jawar Mohammed and Mohammed Ademo separately. Jawar was unhappy that I shared the idea with Mohammed Ademo but I did not understand the reason at the time.

    3. Soon after that OMN core committee of nine members was established.

    The members were: 1) Jawar Mohammed, 2) Arfase Gamada, 3)Girma Tadesse, 4) Micah Cirri, 5) Abdi Fiixee, 6) Ayyaantuu Tibeesso, 7) Mohammed Ademo, 8) Tigist Geme, and 9) Solomon Ungashe. Of these 9 members Ayyantuu Tibeesso was unable to take and we did not fill her place. We conducted once or twice weekly teleconferences to move the project forward.

    4. In late 2012, I went to Oromia and one of my responsibilities was to establish OMN on the ground there. I was tasked to recruit journalists who will work for us as reporters either on a permanent basis or as part time freelancers. I was working very closely with Mohammed Ademo on this matter.

    5. In Mid-2013 Mohammed Ademo told us at our weekly teleconference that there was an opportunity to get Oromo issue aired on Aljazeera. We discussed about it and delegated Mohammed Ademo and Jawar Mohammed to take part in it. That led to Jawar declaring, “I am Oromo First” on TV and that as we know became controversial

    6. Shortly after that incident, Jawar suggested we should use Oromo First campaign to raise fund for OMN.

    We all agreed and decided that other committee members must take part in the campaign too. The idea of me coming back to the US to take part in it was raised by Jawar himself but we decided against it because there were other things I was doing there and I also personal matters to attend to. So everybody else took part in the Oromo First campaign and we decided to end it in September 2013.

    7. Once money was generated from Oromo communities, Arfase and I were assigned to see to it that the money was transferred to OMN account. This proved very difficult and OMN problem started at this point. Unbeknownst to us, Jawar Mohammed had created a parallel committee called Principal Coordinating Committee, PCC for short. Jawar and his wife Arfasse were members of this committee. Mohammed Ademo asked Jawar what the role of the PCC was. He assured us its role is simply to collect the fund and transfer it to OMN. That proved to be false. Week after week and month after month Arfasse and Jawar who were supposed to talk to PCC members and transfer the money to OMN kept giving one reason after another for failing to do so. Out of more than $300,000 collected by Oromo community only $20,000 was transferred to OMN account.We were very frustrated. 

    8. Meanwhile, Mohammed Ademo drafted bylaws and code of conduct for OMN. They were all excellent. I suggested a minor change that was accepted. Only Jawar Mohammed disagreed on a clause pertaining to politics and media and promised he will write an alternative clause instead. We agreed. We waited for more than 6 six weeks but he never produced the alternative clause he had promised.

    9. Then it was time to nominate people to be on Board of Trustees. Jawar Mohammed suggested that members of the PCC should take part in the nomination and we all agreed. A joint OMN-PCC teleconference was called. The PCC had 11 members including Jawar and Arfase.

    The number of effective OMN members was hence 6. The discussion became the discussion of 6 against 11. The first topic to be discussed was criteria for selection of board members. A proposal was made by OMN founding member that those elected to be on board of trustees must not have a high level active participation in a political organization. All PCC members disagreed very strongly. There was no listening at all. The PCC did not come to discuss, they came to dictate and they had the vote to do whatever they wanted. They therefore handpicked Board members without participation from us.

    10. Early on we had discussed we will hire a media professional for short term to help us lay the foundation in Minneapolis. We wanted that person to be someone who has TV background and practical experience and we were looking for such a person.

    11. Immediately after the first PCC-OMN joint meeting, Jawar convened PCC meeting and they decided that he will quit his studies at Columbia and move to Minneapolis to lead the founding effort. That meant they have overturned our earlier decision to hire an expert in media affairs. Mohammed Ademo and I said we should instead hire an experienced person. We also argued because Jawar is a prominent person in Ethiopian politics, the idea of him running OMN, a supposedly independent media, does not sound right. The PCC members all agreed with what Jawar said and Mohammed Ademo and I resigned the next morning. Tigist Geme followed us shortly after that.

    12. It is important to grasp this chain of events. Jawar Mohammed established a separate committee called PCC that his wife chaired. This committee controlled the fund raised from Oromo communities. Because of good will we never objected to PCC joining OMN committee in the selection of board of directors. That turned out to be a fatal mistake on our part. With that action, Jawar put himself in a position to single handedly pick OMN board and executive committee members.

    13. Dr. Birhanu Dirbaba is supposedly the editor-in-chief for OMN. But in reality Jawar has been acting as the editor-in-chief as well. Dr. Birhanu had resigned once over disagreement with what Jawar has been doing. He was rehired again after a prolonged intense plea by OMN board members. There is no guarantee that he will not leave again.

    14. Micah Cirrii, one of the founding members resigned from OMN less than two months ago protesting Jawar Mohammed’s dictatorial actions.

    15. Girma Tadese, Arafase and Jawar have agreed to make Jawar the editor-in-chief of OMN. The few people remaining with OMN rejected this idea and that is why it has not been announced yet.

    16. Contrary to what OMN has announced, Ahmed Yasin and Kadiro Elemo quit protesting Jawar Mohammed’s dictatorial behavior. It surprises me why people do not call them and ask what the truth is.

    17. The exodus from OMN will continue unless solution is found immediately. The following actions are desperately needed. a. OMN board must appoint independent investigators. The investigators must speak to all parties concerned. b. Jawar’s role in the organization, and the pay he deserves must be decided and made public. c. A new executive director must be appointed in a transparent manner. Appointing someone hand picked by Jawar again is not going to solve the problem. d. The members of the Board of directors of a company are elected by people who invested in it. Oromo communities around the world are the investors in OMN. They should be the ones who can nominate and elect board of directors. This has to be codified in the OMN bylaws and implemented immediately.

    (Bilisummaa)

    Source: http://www.addistar.com/2015/02/15/leaked-memo-says-jawar-mohammed-and-wife-siphoned-off-over-280000-raised-for-omn/

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  • Ethiopia Ginbot 7 leader facing death penalty 'extradited from Yemen'

     

    An Ethiopian opposition leader, who was sentenced to death while in exile for plotting a coup, has been extradited from Yemen to Ethiopia, his group says.

    Andargachew Tsege, who is also a British national, is secretary-general of the banned Ginbot 7 movement.

    The Ethiopian government allegedly requested his extradition after he was arrested in Yemen last month.

    European MEP Ana Gomes told the BBC the UK needed to use its political leverage to ensure his release.

    The Ethiopian government has not commented on the alleged extradition.

     

     

    'Deep concerns'

    US-based Ginbot 7 spokesman Ephrem Madebo told the BBC's Focus on Africa radio programme that Mr Andargachew had been on his way from the United Arab Emirates to Eritrea when he was detained during a stopover at Sanaa airport.

    Mr Ephrem said that he had spoken to Mr Andargachew's family who had been contacted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday.

    British officials told the family that the Yemeni ambassador to the UK had informed them that Mr Andargachew had been handed over to Ethiopia, Mr Ephrem said.

    In a statement the UK Foreign Office said it was aware that Mr Andargachew had been missing in Yemen since 24 June.

    "Since then UK officials have pressed the Yemeni authorities at senior levels to establish his whereabouts, including meeting with the Yemeni ambassador in London this week," a Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement.

    "We are aware of reports that he may now be in Ethiopia and we are urgently seeking confirmation from the relevant authorities given our deep concerns about the case. We are continuing to provide consular assistance to his family."

    'Major donor'

    Ms Gomes, who led the European Union observer mission to Ethiopia during the 2005 elections, said she had written to UK Foreign Secretary William Hague about the case.

    "If the British government is not complicit with this kidnapping and this rendition of Mr Andargachew Tsigue to the Ethiopian regime - [which] will obviously torture him, accuse him of all sorts of things and eventually kill him - then the British government has to get immediately the release of Mr Andargachew," she told BBC Focus on Africa.

    "If there is a country that is extremely influential in Ethiopia, it is Britain - it's a major donor and it's a major political backer of the regime in Ethiopia."

    Mr Ephrem said that the UK government should have intervened in the case earlier.

    "The UK government looks like a collaborator because the UK government never acted," he said, adding that it was ridiculous to consider Mr Andergachew a terrorist.

    "To the Ethiopian government even bloggers are terrorists [and] journalists are terrorists," he said.

    Ginbot 7 (15 May) was named after the date of the 2005 elections, which were marred by protests over alleged fraud that led to the deaths of about 200 people.

    In 2009, the year before the last elections, Mr Andergachew was among a group of Ginbot 7 leaders sentenced to death in absentia for planning to assassinate government officials; they denied the charges.

    Source BBC

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  • Here Is The Richest Person In Each State

    Looking to borrow some money? We've found you the best person to go to in each state.

    The interactive map below from the real estate blog Movoto shows the net worth of the richest resident in each U.S. state. Darker shades of blue reflect those at the richest end of the wealth spectrum, while darker shades of red reflect those at the lower end. As you can see in the map, there's a wide gulf between the fortunes of America's richest.

     

    Washington resident and Microsoft founder Bill Gates' $80 billion net worth makes him the richest person in the country (and the world). The least rich individual on the map is Robert Gillam, founder of McKinley Capital, an Alaska-based institutional investment firm. But don't feel too bad for him -- he's worth a cool $700 million.

    Heirs to the Walmart empire dominate three states: Arkansas (Jim Walton, worth $35.7 billion), Texas (Alice Walton, worth $35.3 billion) and Wyoming (Christy Walton, worth $37.9 billion). 

     

    Source: Huffington Post

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  • Ethiopia: Tigray's Capital, Mekelle, Bans Smoking in Public Areas

    Addis Ababa — The capital of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, Mekelle, has banned smoking in public areas, making it the first Ethiopian city to implement a tobacco control proclamation bill passed by parliament last year.

    Ethiopian lawmakers last year unanimously passed a law prohibiting smoking in public as part of national efforts to discourage the practice and curb tobacco-related illnesses.

    The ban, which has been welcomed by the wider public, also intends to help reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.

    The new law restricts smoking in public areas, including bars and restaurants and will also be banned in open-air spaces, including sports venues, schools, hospitals, health centres, and other areas where cultural and religious events take place.

     

     

     

    The law requires all public and private institutions to post a "No Smoking" sign within full view of patrons and also forbids media from advertising or promoting of tobacco products.

    According to sources in Mekelle, individuals caught violating the regulations will be fined $50, while bar owners who fail to enforce the new laws will face a $150 fine.

    Approached by Sudan Tribune, residents in Addis Ababa commended the move taken by the city and called on authorities in the capital and elsewhere to follow Mekelle's lead and introduce similar restrictions.

    Young Ethiopians usually start smoking while still in high school due to peer pressure among friends, although the prevalence significantly increasing among students at colleges and universities.

    "Most students begin smoking cigarettes and chewing Chat a few months after joining college and I sometimes feel like the colleges are turning into addiction-teaching institutions," said Kifle lemma, a third-year student at Addis Ababa university.

    Another student, who is himself a smoker, said he believes the new law will push him and other smokers to cut their daily consumption of tobacco, while also helping curb passive smoking and discourage those intending to take up the habit.

    With a population of some 94 million, Ethiopia, which is Africa's second most populous nation, is considered to have one of the lowest smoking rates globally.

    However, the country still sees tobacco as a growing public health concern.

    Recent figures show that the Horn of Africa's nation has an estimated 2.5 million smokers.

    According to a 2012 study by the World Lung Foundation, the number of cigarettes smoked per adult per year in Ethiopia is only 62 cigarettes, well down on those in heavy smoking countries such as Serbia, which consumes more than 2,800.

    Source: Nazret

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  • Sudanese Muslim Attacks Israeli on Ethiopian Airlines Flight

    Sudanese national shouting ‘Allah Akhbar’ reportedly attempted to strangle the Israeli on a flight from Chad to Ethiopia.

    Barak Ravid, haaretz.com

     

     

    An Israeli citizen was attacked by a Sudanese Muslim on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Chad to Ethiopia last week, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday night.
    “The Sudanese attacker was detained by the Ethiopian police when the plane landed in Addis Ababa and remains in custody,” the ministry said.
    Ethiopian Airlines identified the attacker in a statement as Ahmed Alsheikhidris Mohamed

    The Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa has been notified by the local authorities.
    The incident was first reported by the Ynet website.
    The 54-year-old Israeli, who was identified as Arik Zenouda, said that the Sudanese national attacked from behind and tried to strangle him when the plane began its descent into Addis Ababa
    “He hit me on the head with a metal tray, shouting ‘Allah Akhbar’ amd ‘Itbach al Yehud,'” Arik told Ynet.
    “In the beginning I was unable to make a sound or call for help. It was only after a few seconds, when I was on the verge of losing consciousness, that I managed to scream. A stewardess saw what was going on and called other members of the cabin crew.
    “Even after they distanced him from me, he tried to hit me and shouted in Arabic. Some of the cabin crew took me to the back of the plane while others guarded him in the front.”
    Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement that the attacker didn’t show any signs of violence prior to boarding the flight. “He didn’t only attack the Israeli passenger, but other passengers and crew members as well,” the statement said, adding that the attacker has been banned from flying with the company again.
    Ethiopian Airlines apologized for the incident, and noted that since it started its activities in Israel, no Israeli passengers have been subject to violence on its flights.
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.684041

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  • Ethiopia gets the first metro system in sub-Saharan Africa

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)In Addis Ababa, a city of over 4 million people, the more traditional way of getting around has been in mini vans -- a cross between a bus and a taxi, that picks people up and drops them wherever they want to go.

    But now, a newly opened urban metro service is set to transform the way people in Ethiopia's capital get to work.

    The $475 million Light Rail Project is a joint venture between Ethiopia and China and the first of its kind for the city and sub-Saharan Africa..

    "There has been a lot of positive economic development in the last 20 years," Dr Getachew Betru, CEO of Ethiopian Railways Corporation, told CNN.

    At the moment that means taking 60,000 people who live in the suburbs and bringing them towards the center to work: "You would not imagine to have that in a sub-Saharan city".

    Now passengers can hop aboard two lines that connect the east and west and north and south.

    Tickets cost up to 6 bir, around $0.27, and trains run between 6AM and midnight.

    "It's really exciting" says Behailu Sintayehu, Manager of the Light Rail Project. "Recalling the situation 3 years ago, it didn't feel like it would happen like this. We are in a hurry to open up the other line as soon as possible."

    For Sintayehu, the best part was the cooperation between the governments and the citizens: "The railway project came into the picture just after 100 years."

    The energy used for the metro service is generated from big dams, located all over the country: "We do not share the power from the city of Addis and also we will not have continuous interruptions or power shortage problems" adds Sintayehu.

    The initial stage of the operation is being overseen by the Chinese company Shenzen, as an exchange of skills and culture between Chinese and Ethiopian workers.

    Once completed, the light rail will connect up with the national train system of Ethiopia, and by 2025 there will be 5 thousand kilometers of track across the whole of the country.

    The long term goal is not just to connect Ethiopia, but to see the country connected to Djibouti, Sudan and Gabon.

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  • ከገዳም ህይወት ወደ ሞዴሊንግ ሙያ የገባችው ኢትዮጵያዊት Ethiopian woman amazing story from being catholic nun to becoming fashion model

    Written by  ናፍቆት ዮሴፍ

    በ1974 ዓ.ም ወላይታ ሶዶ ውስጥ ነውየተወለደችው፡፡ “ፎኮላሬ ሙቭመንት”በተባለ የካቶሊክ ድርጅት ውስጥ
    ገዳማዊት ሆና ማደጓን ትናገራለች ።በአፍሪካ አገራት ተምራለች፡፡ በአሁኑወቅት የፋሽን ከተማ በሆነችው የጣሊያኗ
    ሮም ኑሮዋን የመሰረተችው ሞዴልና ዲዛይነር ሰናይት ማሪዮ፣ በቅርቡ ወደአገሯ በመጣች ወቅት ከአዲስ አድማስ
    ጋዜጠኛዋ ናፍቆት ዮሴፍ ጋር ተገናኝታበህይወቷ እንዲሁም በሞዴሊንግናዲዛይኒንግ ሙያዋ ዙሪያ በስፋት
    አውግታለች፡፡ ለመሆኑ ከገዳም ህይወትወጥታ እንዴት ወደ ሞዴሊንግ ሙያ ገባች?
    የ33 ዓመቷ ሞዴልና ዲዛይነር፣ ሁሉንምዘና ብላ ትተርካለች፡፡

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    • በወላይታ የፋሽን ትርኢት ለማቅረብ እየተዘጋጀች ነው
    • የድንጉዛንና የጀርመን ባንዲራ መመሳሰል ጥያቄ አስነስቷል
    • ከዕውቅ የጣሊያን ዲዛይነር ጋር ለመስራት ተስማምታለች

    እንዴት ነው ወደ ጣሊያን የሄድሽው?
    ወደ ጣሊያን የሄድኩት በትዳር ምክንያት ነው፤ ባል አግብቼ፡፡ ባለቤቴ ጣሊያናዊ ነው፡፡
    መቼ ነው ያገባሽው?
    በፈረንጆቹ በ2009 ዓ.ም ነው የተጋባነው፡፡ ሰርጋችን እዚሁ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ነበር፡፡ ከዚያን ጊዜ ጀምሮ ከባሌና ከአምስት ዓመት ወንድ ልጄ ጋር በጣሊያን ነው የምንኖረው፡፡
    ወደ ኋላ ልመልስሽና የልጅነት ህይወትሽን አጫውቺኝ —–
    በልጅነቴ ወላይታ ሶዶ ከተማ ውስጥ ከካቶሊኮች ጋር ነው ያደግሁት፤ገዳማዊ ነበርኩኝ፡፡ ከዚያ ነፃ የትምህርት እድል አግኝቼ ቋንቋ ለመማር ወደ ኬንያ ሄድኩኝ፡፡ በመቀጠል በኡጋንዳ ሶሲዮሎጂ ኤንድ ሶሻል አንትሮፖሎጂ ተማርኩኝ፡፡ በዚህ የትምህርት ዘርፍ ዲግሪዬን ካገኘሁ በኋላ ወደ ወላይታ ተመልሼ በግል ኮሌጆች ውስጥ ሶሲዮሎጂ ማስተማር ጀመርኩኝ፡፡ “Introduction to sociology” የተሰኘ ኮርስ በተለያዩ የጤና ተቋማት ውስጥ እሰጥ ነበር፡፡  አግብቼ ጣሊያን ከሄድኩ በኋላ ለማስተርስ መማር ጀምሬ ነበር፤ሆኖም መውለድም መጣ፤ ጣሊያንኛ ቋንቋም ከበደኝ፡፡ አንዳንድ ስራዎችን ለመስራት ብሞክርም አልቻልኩም፣አቋረጥኩት፤  ወደፊት ያቋረጥኩትን ለመማር አስቤአለሁ፡፡
    ለማስተርስ ምን ነበር ማጥናት የጀመርሽው? ሶሲዮሎጂ ነው ወይስ –?
    ከሶሲዮሎጂ የተለየ ትምህርት ነበር የጀመርኩት። ጣሊያን እንደሄድኩኝ አንዳንድ የኢንተርንሽፕ ስራዎችን ከምግብና እርሻ ድርጅት (FAO) ጋር እሰራ ስለነበር፣ ቀልቤ ወደ ግብርናው ተሳበና ጀመርኩኝ፤ግን ባልኩሽ ምክንያቶች ሳይመቸኝ ቀርቶ ተቋረጠ፡፡ ወደ ግብርናው ዘርፍ ቀልቤ የተሳበው አንደኛ የፋኦ ዋና ጽ/ቤት ሮም ስለሆነና ፋኦም በግብርና ዘርፍ ላይ የሚሰራ በመሆኑ ነው። ሁለተኛው ምክንያት ደግሞ አገራችን ግብርና መር ኢኮኖሚ የምትከተል በመሆኑ ነው፡፡ ትምህርቱን አጥንቼ አገሬ ላይ ብሰራበት ውጤታማ ልሆን እንደምችል አስቤ ነበር፡፡  ያቋረጥኩት ትምህርት “Science of Agriculture” ይባላል፡፡
    ከአገርሽ ውጭ በአፍሪካና አውሮፓ የመኖር እድል ገጥሞሻል፡፡ በማታውቂው ባህል ውስጥ መኖር አልከበደሽም?
    ኦ… እሱ በጣም አስቸጋሪ ነበር፡፡ ኬንያ የሄድኩት ገዳማዊት ሆኜ ነበር፡፡ እዛ እንደሄድኩኝ የገጠመኝን የባህል ግጭት (Cultural shock) ልነግርሽ አልችልም፤ፈተናው በጣም አስቸጋሪ ነበር። ጣሊያን ስሄድ ደግሞ የባሰ ሆነ፤ምኑንም መልመድ አልቻልኩም፡፡ እንደውም ኬንያ የነበረውን ጊዜ ማመስገን ጀመርኩኝ፡፡ ለምን ብትይ—-ምንም ሌላ ባህል ቢሆንና ምግቡም የተለየ ቢሆን ቢያንስ አፍሪካዊ ስለሆንኩኝ … የቆዳዬ ቀለምም ከነሱ ጋር ስለሚመሳሰል ትንሽ ይሻል ነበር፡፡ ቀላል ነው ለማለት ሳይሆን ጣሊያን ከገጠመኝ በጣም ይሻላል፡፡ ጣሊያን በአብዛኛው ነጮች ናቸው፤ ሁሉም አንቺን ነው የሚያዩሽ፤በዚያ ላይ ቶሎ አይግባቡሽም፡፡
    ኢትዮጵያዊነትሽን ሲያውቁ የተለየ ስሜት ያሳዩሽ ነበር ?
    አዎ፤ እሱ እንዳለ ነው፡፡ የተለያየ ቦታ ለስራ ስሄድ፣ከየት ነሽ ሲሉኝ፣ ኢትዮጵያን ስጠራ፣ ጥሩ ስሜት አላይባቸውም ነበር፡፡ አንዳንዴ አውቀው የት ነው ኢትዮጵያ ይላሉ፤ግን በደንብ ከነሽንፈታቸው ያስታውሷታል፡፡ እኔ አልበሳጭም፡፡ ብቻ— በባሌ ብርታት ሁሉንም ለመድኩት፡፡  ባለቤቴ በደንብ ይንከባከበኝ ነበር፡፡
    ከባለቤትሽ ጋር እንዴት ነው የተዋወቃችሁት?
    ባለቤቴ ኢትዮጵያን በደንብ ያውቃታል፤ለበርካታ አመታት በሥራ ተመላልሷል፡፡
    ምን ዓይነት ሥራ?
    ወላጅ አልባ ህፃናትን ይረዳና ያስተምር ነበር፡፡ ይህን የሚሰራው ደግሞ እኔ በተወለድኩባት ደቡብ አካባቢ ነው፡፡ ያደግሁበትን ሁኔታ ስለሚያውቅ በደንብ ይንከባከበኝ ነበር፡፡ ብቸኝነት እንዳይሰማኝ የተቻለውን ሁሉ ያደርግ ነበር፡፡ እንደዛም ሆኖ ግን ለመልመድ በርካታ ጊዜ ወስዶብኛል፡፡ ሰው ቤቱን ዘግቶ ነው የሚቀመጠው፣ ሰላም ካላልሽ ሰላም አይሉሽም፤ ሻይ ቡና እንጠጣ ብሎ ያንቺን በር የሚያንኳኳ የለም፤ህዝቡ ሲሮጥ ሲዋከብ ነው ውሎ የሚያድረው፡፡ እሱ ስራ ሲሄድ በር ቆልፌ፣ ብቻዬን አገሬንና ቤተሰቤን ስናፍቅ እውል ነበር፡፡ ቤት  ውስጥ ምግብ አብስዬ መመገብ እንኳን ትልቅ ፈተና ነው፡፡ ከማብሰያ እቃቸው ጋር መግባባት አቅቶኝ ብዙ ተሰቃይቻለሁ፡፡ እኔ ያደግሁት ወላይታ ሶዶ ነው፤ መካከለኛ ኑሮ ባለው ቤተሰብ፡፡ ምግብ የማበስለውም እንጨት እያነደድኩኝ ነበር፤ስለዚህ እዚያ ሄጄ ጦጣ ብሆን አይግረምሽ —- (ረጅም ሳቅ!)
    አሁን ግን ኑሮውንም ባህላቸውንም ለምደሽ—-የአባትሽን ስም ሁሉ በባለቤትሽ ለውጠሻል—-?
    ብዙ ሰው የሚሸወድበት ነገር ቢኖር ይሄ ነው፡፡ በእርግጥ ማሪዮ የሚለው የጣሊያን ስም ነው ፤ግን እኔ የምጠራው በወላጅ አባቴ ስም ነው፡፡ አባቴ እዚያው ወላይታ ከጣሊያን ካቶሊኮች ጋር እየሰራ ስላደገ ስሙን ማሪዮ ብለው አወጡለት፡፡ የወላጅ አባቴ ስም ማሪዮ ነው፡፡ እኔ ዜግነቴንም ስሜንም አልቀየርኩም፤ የቀንም የሌሊትም ህልሜ አገሬ ናት፡፡ ባለቤቴ እራሱ እዚህ ያለው አካልሽ እንጂ መንፈስሽ አይደለም ይለኛል፡፡ ስሜም አልተቀየረም፤ ያው ሰናይት ነው። ላለፉት 10 ዓመታት በጣሊያን ብኖርም ዜግነቴን አልቀየርኩም፤መቀየርም አልፈልግም፡፡ እነሱም በዚህ የተነሳ የሆነ ስሜት አላቸው፡፡
    ምን ዓይነት ስሜት?
    ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ ካልሽ ቅድም እንደነገርኩሽ የት ነው ሁሉ ይሉሻል ግን ኢትዮጵያን መቼም አይረሷትም። ከባለቤቴ ጋር አንዳንድ ጊዜ ስንከራከር፣“አንቺ ለምንድነው ሽንፈት የማትወጂው? ሁሌ የበላይ ነኝ ብለሽ ትችይዋለሽ?” ይለኛል፡፡ በተለያየ ስራ ከጣሊያኖች ጋር ስንገናኝና ስንነጋገር፤ “እኛ ለመሆኑ—ምን አላችሁና ልንወስድባችሁ መጣን?” ይሉኛል። እኔም፤ “መቼም ውሃ ልትቀዱ አልመጣችሁ” እላቸዋለሁ፡፡ ምን ፈልገው ወደ አገራችን እንደመጡ እኛም እነሱም እናውቃለን፤ስለዚህ በዚህ ጉዳይ ላይ ብዙም አልከራከራቸውም፡፡
    በመጨረሻ ያ ሁሉ ብቸኝነትና ቤት ውስጥ መዋል ቀርቶ አደባባይ በሚያውለው የሞዴሊንግ ሙያ ላይ ለመሰማራት በቅተሻል፡፡ ለመሆኑ እንዴት ወደዚህ ሙያ ገባሽ? በልጅነትሽ ሞዴል የመሆን ፍላጎት ነበረሽ?
    ወደ ሞዴሊንግ የገባሁት በጣም በሚገርም አጋጣሚ ነው፡፡ እዚህም አዲስ አበባ እያለሁ ነው ስሜቱን በሰዎች ግፊት ያወቅሁት፡፡ የሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርቴን ወላይታ ሶዶ እንደጨረስኩኝ ሀዋሳ መምህራን ኮሌጅ ገብቼ ዲፕሎማዬን ከያዝኩ በኋላ እዛው ደቡብ ገጠር፣ ውሃና መብራት በሌለበት መንደር ውስጥ ለአንድ ዓመት ሰርቻለሁ፡፡ ከዚያ በአዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ማታ ማታ በግሌ ፍልስፍና መማር ጀመርኩኝ፡፡ ማታ ከክፍል ስወጣ፣ግማሽ መንገድ በእግሬ፣ ግማሽ መንገድ በአውቶቡስ ነበር የምሄደው፡፡ እና ያኔ መንገድ ላይ ሰዎች ያበሽቁኝ ነበር፡፡
    ምን እያሉ?
    ለምሳሌ ፒያሳ ከሆንኩኝ ረጅም ስለሆንሽ እስኪ እይልን፤ለገሀር ስንት ቁጥር አውቶብስ ቆማለች ይሉኛል፡፡ አንዳንዶቹ እስኪ ሰማይ ቤት ስለኔ ምን ይወራል አዳምጭልኝ ሲሉኝ፤ ሌሎቹ ደግሞ ይህን ቁመት ለምን ታባክኝዋለሽ፣ለምን ሞዴል አትሆኚም? ይሉኝ ነበር፡፡ ይሄኔ ፍላጎት እያደረብኝ መጣ፡፡ ከዚያ ፕሮፌሽናል ያልሆነች ሞዴል ጓደኛ ነበረችኝ፤ ቀለል ቀለል ያሉ የሞዴል ስራዎችን ትሰራ ስለነበር ይሄን ነገር ለምን አብረን አንሰራም አልኳት። እሷም ሞዴሊንግ ኤጀንሲ አላቸው ከሚባሉ ሰዎች ጋር አገናኘችኝ፡፡ እነሱ ኢትዮጵያዊያን ናቸው ግን ኤጀንሲያቸው ሆላንድ ነው ያለው፡፡ በዚያን ጊዜ እዚያ አገር ሄዶ የመስራቱ እድል ጠባብ ነበር፡፡ አንደኛ ለሞዴሊንግ እንግዳ ነኝ አላውቀውም፤ሁለተኛ የኢኮኖሚ አቅሜ ለዚያ የሚያበቃ አልነበረም፤ ስለዚህ በመፃፃፍ ደረጃ ብቻ ቀረ፡፡ ፍላጎቱና ሀሳቡ ቢዳፈንም ግን ጠፍቶ አልጠፋም ነበር፡፡
    ከዚያስ?
    ከዚያማ ኬኒያ ለቋንቋ ትምህርት ሄጄ ነበር አላልኩሽም? በዚያን ሰዓት ያንን የተዳፈነ ፍላጎት የሚያነቃቃ ነገር መጣ፡፡ አንድ ቀን በኬንያ ናይሮቢ ከተማ ውስጥ አንድ ፓርክ ሳቋርጥ፣ የ“ኢማኒ ሞዴሊንግ ኤጀንሲ” ባለቤት ታዋቂ ሞዴልና የኤጀንሲው ማናጀር አይታ ጠራችኝና፤ ኢትዮጵያዊት ነሽ? ብላ ጠየቀችኝ፡፡ አዎ ስላት፣ የሁሉም አገር ሞዴሎች አሉኝ፤ ኢትዮጵያዊ ሞዴል ነበር የሚጎድለኝ፤ስለዚህ አብረሽኝ ስሪ አለችኝ፣ እኔም የመስራት ፍላጎት እንዳለኝ ነገርኳትና መስራት ጀመርን፡፡ እኔን በቀጥታ ወደ ሥራ አልነበረም ያስገባችኝ፤ ከማሰልጠን ነበር የጀመረችው። ምክንያቱም ፍላጎቱ እንጂ አረማመዱን፣ ዲሲፕሊኑን—–ምኑንም አላውቀውም ነበር። እውነት ለመናገር ብዙ ለፍታብኛለች፤ብዙ ተቸግራብኛለች። ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ከእርሷ ጋር ነው ስራም የጀመርኩት።
    የመጀመሪያ ስራሽ ምን ነበር?
    ስራ የጀመርኩት በራሷ ኤጀንሲ ውስጥ ነው። ፎቶዎቼን እየወሰደች እያስተዋወቀች እዚያው ናይሮቢ ውስጥ ስራ ጀመርኩኝ፡፡ ከዚያ የቋንቋ ትምህርቴን ጨርሼ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ስመለስ፣ በዘርፉ የተደራጀና በጥሩ ሁኔታ የሚሰራ ኤጀንሲ በማጣቴ ስራውን መቀጠል አልቻልኩም፡፡ ወደ ጣሊያን ስሄድ በሶሲዮሎጂ ለመስራት በጣም ተቸገርኩኝ፡፡ የአፍሪካ ዲግሪ በመሆኑ ከእነሱ አገር ዲግሪ ጋር ለማመጣጠን እንደገና አንድ ዓመት መማር አለብሽ፤ብቻ ብዙ ፈተና አለው፡፡ እንደነገርኩሽ ቋንቋውም ሌላ ፈተና ሆነ። በዚህ ምክንያት በተማርኩበት ሶሲዮሎጂ ቀርቶ ሱቅ ውስጥ  ለመቀጠር እንኳን ቋንቋው ችግር ሆነ። በኋላ አሰብኩና ከብቸኝነቱም እንዲገላግለኝ፣ እንደ ሆቢም ይሆነኛል በማለት “ግላሞር” በተሰኘ ኤጀንሲ ውስጥ ለሞዴሊንግ ተመዘገብኩኝ፡፡ መስፈርቱን አሟላሁ፤ያ ማለት አካላዊ መስፈርቱን እንጂ ፕሮፌሽናል የሆነውን ነገር ብዙም አላውቀውም ነበር፡፡ እንደነገርኩሽ ኬንያ ኢማኒ አሰልጥናኛለች፤ ግን በቂ አልነበረም፤በተለይ “catwalk” የሚባለውን አረማመድ በደንብ አልችለውም ነበር፡፡ እናም ምንም ክፍያ አንከፍልሽም፤ ግን መስራት ትችያለሽ አሉኝ፡፡ ልምዱን እፈልገው ስለነበር ስራውን ሳላቅማማ ጀመርኩት፡፡
    ከነሱ ጋር ስሰራ ሌሎች የራሳቸው ኤጀንሲ ያላቸው ሰዎች እይታ ውስጥ መግባት ጀመርኩኝ፡፡ ከዚያም አዲስ ዓመት ሲመጣ የሚወጡ ካሌንደሮች ላይ መስራት ጀመርኩ፡፡ በአብዛኛው የሰራሁት የካሌንደር ስራዎችን ነው፡፡ እኔ ሞዴሊንጉን ዘግይቼ ነው የጀመርኩት፡፡ እዚያ አገር ከልጅነትሽ ጀምረሽ ታዋቂ ሆነሽ ካልዘለቅሽ በስተቀር እድሜሽ ከ25 እያለፈ በሄደ ቁጥር ሥራው አስቸጋሪ ይሆናል፡፡ ይህን በማሰብ ሙያውን ለመቀጠል ምን ማድረግ አለብኝ አልኩና… ዲዛይኒንግ መማር ወሳኝ መሆኑን ተረዳሁ። ጣሊያን ውስጥ በበርካታ የፋሽን ትርኢቶች ላይ ብካፈልም የኢትዮጵያ አልባሳት በትርኢቱ ላይ ሲታዩ አላጋጠመኝም፤ ነገር ግን ጣሊያን ውስጥ ኢትዮጵያዊ ዲዛይነሮች እኮ አሉ፡፡ እናም ዲዛይኒንግ መማሬ እንደሚጠቅመኝ አሰብኩ።
    የዲዛይኒንግ ትምህርቱን ተማርሽ ማለት ነው -?
    አሁን ሶስተኛ ዓመት ነኝ፤ ግን ስራውን ጀምሬዋለሁ። ከትውልድ አካባቢዬ ከወላይታ ልጀምር ብዬ የወላይታ ድንጉዛን በተለያየ መልኩ ለበጋ በሚመች ዓይነት እየሰራሁ እያስተዋወቅሁ ነው፡፡ አሁን ደግሞ ወደ አገር ልብስ እየተሸጋገርኩ ነው፡፡ የእኛ አገር ልብስ እኮ መቶ በመቶ ኮተን (ጥጥ) ስለሆነ ለሙቀትም ለብርድም ጊዜ አመቺ ነው፡፡ የሌላውን አገር ልብስ ብትወስጂ በሙቀት ጊዜ ላይሽ ላይ ሊቀልጥ የሚደርስ፣ በቅዝቃዜ ጊዜ ላይሽ ላይ በረዶ የሚሆን ነው፡፡ ስለዚህ የአገራችን የተለያዩ የብሄር ብሄረሰብ ልብሶች በልዩ ልዩ ዲዛይን ተሰርተው እንደነ ሚላኖ ባሉ የፋሽን ሳምንቶች ላይ ቢቀርቡ፣ከየትኛውም የአገር ልብስ እንደሚበልጡ እምነቱ አለኝ፡፡ ትምህርቱንም በቅርቡ እጨርሳለሁ። በነገራችን ላይ የራሴን ልብሶች ዲዛይን የማደርገው ራሴ ነኝ፡፡ አሁን የተለያዩ አገር ልብሶችን እየሰራሁ፣ የተለያዩ የፋሽን ሳምንቶች ላይ አቀርባለሁ፡፡ በቅርቡ የታወቀች ጣሊያናዊት ዲዛይነር አግኝቼ፣ ከእርሷ ጋር በስፋት ለመስራት ስምምነት ላይ ደርሰናል፡፡ ክላውዲያ ዳና ትባላለች፡፡
    ስምምነታችሁ የኢትዮጵያን የባህል አልባሳት ዲዛይን ለማድረግ ነው?
    የጣሊያንንና የኢትዮጵያን ቀላቅለን ለመስራት ነው ያሰብነው፡፡ ምክንያቱም ለምሳሌ ድንጉዛን ብትወስጂ ሙሉ ለሙሉ ልልበስ ብትይ፣ ከውፍረቱ የተነሳ ሙቀቱን መቋቋም አይቻልም፤ ስለዚህ ከላይ ሳሳ ያለ የጣሊያን ልብስ አድርገን፣ ከስር በቁምጣና በአጭር ቀሚስ መልክ፣ በቦርሳ፣ በስካርፍ—ብንሰራ እንዴት እንደሚያምር አልነግርሽም፡፡ እሷ ደግሞ ሮም ውስጥ የታወቀች ዲዛይነር ስለሆነች እውቅናዋን ተጠቅሜ፣ የአገራችንን የባህል አልባሳት በሰፊው ለማስተዋወቅ አስቤያለሁ፡፡ እሷም በቅርቡ አልባሳቱንና አገሪቱን ለመጎብኘት ትመጣለች። ጣሊያኖች ደግሞ በእኛ ስለሚቀኑ የእኛ ሁሉም ነገር ወደነሱ ቢሄድ ደስ ይላቸዋል፡፡ ኢትዮጵያ በአሁን ሰዓት በሞዴሊንጉም በጥሩ ደረጃ ላይ ነው የምትገኘው፤ ግን ብዙ ያልተለበሱና እውቅና ያላገኙ ማራኪ የብሄር ብሄረሰብ አልባሳት ስላሉ እነሱ ትኩረቴን ስበውታል፡፡
    አሁን ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የመጣሽው ለምንድነው?
    ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የመጣሁት  በሁለት ዋና ዋና ምክንያቶች ነው፡፡ አንደኛው የወንድሜ ሰርግ ላይ ለመገኘት ሲሆን ሁለተኛውና ዋናው ደግሞ ከሁለት ሳምንት በኋላ ወላይታ ላይ ፋሽን ሾው ለማካሄድ ነው። እንደ እግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ አንዳንድ ከከተማው አስተዳደር ማግኘት ያለብኝን ፈቃድ እያሟላሁ ነው፡፡
    የፋሽን ትርኢቱ ላይ የሚሳተፉ ሞዴሎች ከየት ነው የምትመርጪው?
    እንግዲህ የደቡብ ልብሶች በተለይም የወላይታ ልብሶች ትርኢት የሚታይበት እንደመሆኑ ሞዴሎችን ከወላይታና ከሀዋሳ ነው የሰበሰብኩት፡፡ ይህን መነሻ በማድረግ የወላይታን ልብስ በምን መልኩ ብሰራ የውጭዎቹ ይለብሱታል የሚለውንም ለመገምገም ይረዳኛል፡፡ ከሀዋሳና ከወላይታ የምወስዳቸው ፕሮፌሽናል ሞዴሎች ባይሆኑም የአገራቸውን ልብስ ማስተዋወቅ አያቅታቸውም፡፡ እኔም ፕሮፌሽናል ሳልሆን ነው የጀመርኩት፡፡ ለምሳሌ ድንጉዛን በተለያየ ዲዛይን ሰርቼ ጣሊያን የሆነ የፋሽን ሳምንት ላይ አቅርቤው ብዙ ጥያቄ ተነስቶበታል፡፡
    ምን ዓይነት ጥያቄ?
    ጥያቄው ምን መሰለሽ—-የልብሱ ከለር ከጀርመን ባንዲራ ጋር እንዴት ሊመሳሰል ቻለ? የሚል ነው። የጀርመን ባንዲራ ጥቁር ቀይና ቢጫ ቀለም ያለው ነው። እዚያ ሾው ላይ “የጀርመን ባንዲራ” ብለው ነው አስተያየት የሰጡበት፡፡ በሚቀጥለው ሳምንት የሚወጣ “ቼ” የተባለ መፅሄት ላይ የድንጉዛ አመጣጥ፣ የየትኛው ብሔር ልብስ እንደሆነ፣ አጠቃላይ ዝርዝሩ ይወጣል፤ ጥያቄውን ለመመለስ፡፡
    ይህ ማለት ልብሱ ይበልጥ እየታወቀና እያነጋገረ ይሄዳል ማለት ነው፡፡ አሁን ድንጉዛው ህልውናውን ሳያጣ፣ ሳሳ አድርጌ ለበጋም ልብስ እንዲሆን እየሰራሁ ነው፡፡
    ጣሊያን ውስጥ የአገር ልብሶችን መልበስ ታዘወትሪያለሽ?
    በጣም! ድንጉዛ እለብሳለሁ፤ በስካርፍ መልክ… በቦርሳ… በክራባት… በቁምጣ መልክ እለብሳለሁ። ሌላ የሀበሻ ቀሚሶችን በተለያየ ዲዛይን ለራሴ ሰርቼ በብዛት እለብሳለሁ፡፡ ለምሳሌ ተመልከቺ (በባህል አልባሳት የተነሳቻቸውን ፎቶዎች ከአልበሟ እያሳየችኝ) በኩራት ነው የምለብሳቸው፡፡ ከዚህም ስሄድ ለጣሊያን ሰዎች ሻርፕ፣ የአንገት ልብስ—  በስጦታ እሰጣለሁ። በኤጀንሲም ላይ አሰቅዬ አውቃለሁ፡፡
    ይሄም የማስተዋወቂያ አንዱ መንገድ ነው፡፡ ብቻ ጣሊያኖቹ ስለኢትዮጵያ የአሁን ሁኔታ እንዲያውቁ እፈልጋለሁ፡፡ ለምን መሰለሽ? አንዳንዴ ለማበሳጨት ብለው በምን መጣሽ ይሉኛል? ከዚህ ጣሊያን በእግሬ እሄድ ይመስል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ከአፍሪካ ሁሉ አንደኛ ነው፤ የስታር አሊያንስ አባልም ነው፤ ይሄን አያውቁትም አልልም፤ ያው ዘረኝነታቸው ነው እንጂ፡፡ ግን ሁሉም ፈረንጅ ዘረኝነት ተጠናውቶታል ለማለት አይደለም፤ ጣሊያን ውስጥ የማየው ዘረኝነት ግን ትንሽ ይበዛል ልበል?
    ቀደም ሲል እንደነገርሽኝ ከካቶሊኮች ጋር ገዳማዊት ሆነሽ ነው ያደግሽው፡፡ እንዴት ወደ ዓለማዊነት ገባሽ?
    ህይወቱ በጣም አስቸጋሪ ነው፡፡ በዚያ ላይ በህጻንነቴ በቤተሰብ ግፊት ነው ወደዚያ ህይወት የገባሁት፡፡ አባቴ አክራሪ ካቶሊክ ነው፤ግማሽ ቄስ በይው፡፡ እና እያደግሁና እየበሰልኩ ስመጣ፣ከህይወቱም አስቸጋሪነት አኳያ ስለከበደኝ ተውኩት፡፡
    ወደ ፋሽን ልመልስሽ፡፡ ለአገራችን ሴቶች ምን እንዲለብሱ ትመክሪያለሽ?
    ሴቶች ከለርፉል ቀሚስ ቢለብሱ ደስ ይለኛል። የሴትነቴ መገለጫም፣ዲዛይን የማደርገውም ቀሚስ ስለሆነ ሴቶች ቀሚስ ቢለብሱ እመርጣለሁ፡፡ አንዳንዴ ለሥራ አይመችም ይላሉ፡፡ ለሩጫ ካልሆነ በስተቀር ለምንም ይመቻል፡፡ ይህን ስል ሱሪ የሚለብሱትንም አልቃወምም፤ምርጫቸው ነው፡፡
    የቀለም (ከለር) ምርጫሽ ምንድን ነው?
    ጥቁር፡፡ እኔም እንደምታይኝ ጥቁር ነኝ፤ግን ጥቁር ቀለም በጣም ነው የምወደው፡፡
    በመጨረሻስ —–
    በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ እንደ ባህላቸው ቆንጥጠው፣ ጥሩ ስነ-ምግባር እንድይዝ ታግለውና ለፍተው ያሳደጉኝን ቤተሰቦቼንና በአጠቃላይ ጥሩ ባህል፣ አብሮነትና የመተጋገዝ ባህል ውስጥ የሚኖረውን የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ አመሰግናለሁ፡፡ አዲስ አድማስንም አክብሮ እንግዳ ስላደረገኝ በጣም አመሰግናለሁ፡፡ እግዚአብሔር ይስጥልኝ፡

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  • ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና፣ ዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋ፣ ጃዋር መሐመድና ሌሎች ተከሰሱ

    ፌደራል ጠቅላይ ዓቃቤ ሕግ ሕገ መንግሥቱንና ሕገ መንግሥታዊ ሥርዓቱን በኃይል ለማስወገድ ሙከራ አድርገዋል በሚልና ከአስቸኳይ ጊዜ ዓዋጁ ርምጃዎች ጋራ የተያያዙ ግዴታዎችን በመተላለፍ ወንጀል በዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና ላይ ክስ መሠረተ። ከእርሳቸው ጋርም በዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋና በጀዋር መሐመድ ላይም ተመሣሣይ ክስ መሥርቷል።

    ኢሳት ወይንም ኢትዮጵያ ሳተላይት ቴሌቪዥንን እና የኦሮሞ ሚዲያ ኔትወርክ የተባሉ ድርጅቶችን ደግሞ በሽብር ወንጀል ከሷቸዋል፡፡

    ከዓቃቤ ሕግ የክስ ማመልከቻ ለማስተዋል እንደሚቻለው ዶ/ር መረራ ጉዲና፣ ዶ/ር ብርሃኑ ነጋ እና ጃዋር መሐመድ በ1996ዓ.ም የወጣውን የወንጀል ሕግ የተለያዩ ድንጋጌዎችን በመጣስ፣ የአድማ ስምምነት በማድረግ ሽብርና ሁከት በሀገር ውስጥ እንዲቀጥል፣ መንግሥታዊና መንግሥታዊ ባልሆኑ ተቋማት ንብረት እንዲወድም ሕገ መንግሥቱንና ሕገ መንግሥታዊ ሥርዓቱን በኃይል ለማስወገድ ሁከትና ብጥብጥ እንዲፈጠር በተፈጠረው ሁከትና ብጥብጥ አመራር በመስጠት የተሳተፉ በመሆኑ በዋና ወንጀል አድራጊነት በፈፀሙት በሕገ መንግሥቱና ሕገ መንግሥታዊ ሥርዓቱን በኃይል ለማስወገድ ሙከራ ወንጀል ተከሰዋል ይላል፡፡ voanews

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