Voice Finfinne Column
February 12, 2008.
Voice Finfinne was started following the decision to move Oromia's capital from Finfinne to Adama in late 2003. The decision was reversed in 2005. The leaders of the Matcha and Tulama self-help association who were put in prison following their protest against that decision were released in late 2007, reportedly having been acquitted from all the charges filed against them. The association was reported to have restarted functioning and celebrated its 45th anniversary in January 2008. Voice Finfinne would like to inform its esteemed readers that it will no longer publish new content at this site. It is instead preparing to become an objective online newspaper as Finfinne Times at www.finfinnetimes.com. Thank you for visiting.
A commentary published on the political discourse in East Africa
Note to Voice Finfinne's Readers: The Special Report on the Long History of North East Africa column is the last in a series of Voice Finfinne columns. Voice Finfinne is planning to become a an objective online newspaper focusing on East Africa. The website address of this newspaper will be announced when it is launched. Voice Finfinne will remain in public domain for your reference. Thank you for reading Voice Finfinne.
April 2, 2005
Special Report on the Long History of North East Africa
December 20, 2005
Insecurity, Loyalty, Expediency and Agony
November 7, 2005
The Power and Liberation Factors in the Struggle of the Oromo People for Liberty
October 21, 2005
Stocktaking and Cultivating Objectivity in Oromo Political Movement
October 2, 2005
Going Inside the Oromo Galma Qallu and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
September 18, 2005
Maintaining Political Sanity: What the OLF Should Do Amid Political Insanity in East Africa
September 11, 2005
Oromia's Independence: Has the Time Come? Under Whose Watch?
August 19, 2005
Wonderful Likely Continuity of North East Africa’s Long History - Part I
Wonderful Likely Continuity of North East Africa’s Long History - Part II
August 19, 2005
Getting Legitimacy: What the Illegitimate TPLF Should Do Now
July 25, 2005
A Call for Meaningful Reconciliation for Lasting Peace in East Africa
Note to Voice Finfinne's readers: Since its inception, Voice Finfinne has written several columns on various issues around the history of East Africa and the ongoing struggles of all the peoples in Ethiopia for liberty. Our hope is that however minute it may have been, Voice Finfinne's columns have contributed to the people's struggles in a positive way. While there are positive signs that the peoples in our region are increasingly being empowered as a result of their concerted struggles, it is Voice Finfinne's wish to stop publishing its columns until further notice. I hope that the call being made by Voice Finfinne as well as other groups would be listened to by our political leaders. Voice Finfinne takes this opportunity to thank all its esteemed readers and hope that you will continue to read factual materials that have been published as well as those that will be published in the future.
July 24, 2005
Amhara or Amharic Speaking Others
July 12, 2005
Not Burnt Faces
July 4, 2005
Kush, Meroe, Ethiopia and Abyssinia: Sorting Realities from Myths
June 15, 2005
Too Little, Too Late, But a Worthwhile Lesson
May 24, 2005
Fortifying Oromia's Political Landscape as the Old Guard Gets Foothold in Menelik's Garrison Towns
May 9, 2005
On the Eve of Ethiopia's 2005 Election
May 2, 2005
Oromo Heroes and Heroines and the Political Playing Field they Paved
A note to the readers of Voice Finfinne Column (02/27/2005)
Several developments have taken place in the struggle of the Oromo people for liberty since the start of Voice Finfinne over a year ago. It has written columns for fourteen months since it was started. Voice Finfinne has voiced enough of what it was set out to voice out. It is grateful for those that accepted it with such open ears and also wished it their best.
Now, Voice Finfinne has decided to change the frequency of writing its columns from every month to as necessary. When it becomes essential to write on issues not addressed in its columns of the past, it will do so.
February 2005 (this column dedicated to an Oromo hero, name withheld)
The Oromo Nation on the Move amid Political Dynamics in East Africa
Kiya and Arkamani: Clues or Coincidences?
Gauging Political Dynamics in Ethiopian
The Morality of Abyssinian Politics
Finfinne or Addis Ababa - What is in the Name?
Pondering the Cost of the Clash between Egalitarian and Dictatorial Cultures
Gauging Internal Strength on the Road to Freedom
The Making of Ethiopia's House of Peoples Representatives
Self-Determination or Self-Assertion?
Charting Lasting Solutions Instead of Quick Fix Adventures
Menelik's Adventure, the Peoples' Venture Testing us All a Century Later
Unity of Purpose: A Historical and Timely Call to End TPLF's Tyranny in Oromia
Indifference and Complacency in the Face of Tyranny Do Not Heal Wounds, They Exacerbate Them
Meles Politicking in Ethiopia as Risky as his Doctoring on a Patient