Kuush Alliance:Solidarity movement of the peoples of Kush

Kuush Alliance:Solidarity movement of the peoples of Kush to hold its inaugural congress in Jigjiga, Somali Regional State.


Ilmaan kuush sidaamaa,hadiyyaa, Affaarii fi k.k.f keessummoonni keenya seenaa jiran, suuraa yaadannoo kaampii hammarreessaatti waliin kaanee gara jijjigaa konfaransii tokkummaa kuushif deemaa jirra!

Solidarity movement of the peoples of Kush to hold its inaugural congress in Jigjiga, Somali Regional State. The team traveling to Jigjiga visited the Calanqoo monument in Harar on its way today—paying tribute to the heroes fallen while fighting aggression of Minilik’s imperial army, led by Ras WaldaGabriel, in the late 19th century.

The Neo-Gobanas are on the verge of declaring Pro-Gobana’s movement. Good, It might be an end to all forms of Gobanasm!
Mind you, Gobanasm isnot about Gobana as a person, it is about coward, conformist, betraying behavior who used all his intellect, skill and capacity against his own people. The Tuluma Oromo were not immune of his sword, in fact we were the first victims of his brutality!

Bona Geda

The Tulema Oromo [of the Borena moiety] were second to none in falling victims, among all of the Oromo, to Gobena’s aggression that he led on behalf Minilik’s invasion of the Oromo country. It’s therefore the Tulema themselves who should say no to any temptations to invoke bad memories made by those opportunist neo-gobenas as part of their attempt to make Minilik’s loyalist and bulldozing General, Gobena, an Oromo hero or any thing close to that.

Girma Gutema


Gobanaa is as genocider as Menelik was. After cleansing Finfinnee of rival Tulamaa gosas, Gobanaa led the campaign against Kaffa and slaughtered thousands. Gobanaa was to Kaffa people as Ras Darge was to Arsi Oromos. It should be criminal offense in Ethiopia to praise these individuals.

Biyya Oromiyaa

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  1. The alliance among the peoples of Kush is a welcome development. It is right for the peoples of Kush to put aside small differences and work together towards the big objectives, creating a new Ethiopia in which true Ethiopians, the peoples of Kush, reclaim their country from pseudo Ethiopians and prosper in peace. Congratulations!

    Back to the issue of Gobana, which was raised above. I remember the 1990s when Oromo writers and politicians were busy blaming or defending the dead. Did that approach help? No it didn’t; while our politicians were busy fighting over perceived past mistakes of regional personalities, TPLF was working hard to cleanse Oromia of its bright nationalists.

    I come from Tulama and my ancestors were occupying the lands bordering the area which was under the jurisdiction of Gobana (on the west). As my grandfather (on my mother’s side) told me, my ancestors were competing abbabiyyaa parallel to Gobana. My granddad told me that the Abbichuu clan (Gobana’s side) were buffer zone who received repeated aggression and countless raids from successive Abyssinian kings, including king Saile-Silassie, Haile-Melekot and Menilik. I asked my granddad if Gobana’s side got help from other Oromo regional leaders to fight back the push from the Abyssinians. The answer was a chilling “no”. Underline here; Gobana was facing heavily armed savage enemies and was not getting help from other Oromo leaders. Was it wise for him to allow the invadors to wipe out the entire villagers, children and women included? Knowing what the extremely backward and savage force of Menilik was capable of doing, Gobana might have been tested. Given his hero status, surely, Gobana wouldn’t be afraid for his own life, however, Menilik might have not stopped there. What would you do if you were in his position? Answer this question honestly and proceed.

    If we wake up Gobana and ask him why he cooperated with Menilik he might have convincing answers. He might thought that if he cooperated with Menilik he would spare his people from the cruel sufferings Abyssinian invaders had inflicted on them or he might have hoped that by creating an orderly country in which Abyssinian raids might have been mitigated he would make the future better. He might have believed that ‘something better might be attained in the future by giving up something of value in the present’. Unfortunately, Abyssinian cruelty continued unabated. One thing is, however, clear when we look at the map of the expansion. Cruelties such as the Aannolee mutilation and the Callanqoo massacre was not witnessed on the western frontier which was led by Gobana.

    Above all, we must be honest and fair in our judgement. Menilik used all regional leaders from north to south, from east to west and center, including, Tekle-Haimonot of Gojam, Kumssa Moroda (Dejazmatch Gebre-Egziabher) of West Oromia, Abbajifar, Ali Mohammed of Wallo, Tonna of Walayita, etc. For instance, One letter which I came across at the Ethiopian Studies Institute at AAU, some time back, sums up the truth about the cooperation Menilik received from all regional leaders. It was written to Kumssa Moroda in Amharic and roughly reads as follows (forgive me if my translation from memory may not be accurate):

    ‘Dear my brother Dejazmatch Gebre-Egziabher (Kumssa Moroda),

    As I have started to build Entonto Mariam Church, I need your help to accomplish this project. I will be ever indebted to you if you send me … amount of strong Timber logs to be used as corner wood with … numbers of “Gallas”‘.

    Since Menilik’s cruel punishment was feared even by those leaders who were a bit far from the daily raids, it seems that all regional leaders obliged and confirmed. We cannot blame Kumsa Morada for obeying as we were not there, and it is difficult for us to judge. How many poor Oromos might have perished on the long walk to get heavy Timber logs from west Oromia to central Oromia to deliver on Menilik’s order can be better left to historians and researchers.

    In fact, if blaming the deads for past mistakes is important, Gobana and other non-Abyssinian leaders can be blamed for creating Ethiopia and leaving it to Abyssinians as custodians. Qeerroo, qaree and other Ethiopians must learn lessons from the past, and keep their eyes on the way Ethiopia is currently heading. For now, please, let us refrain from anything that might create rifts of division among our people.

    Truth and justice prevail!

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