Statement to Sidama youth movement On 2009, as we all know, the children
of Sidama massacred by the current prime Minister of Ethiopia Haile
Mariam Desalgn, at Awassa, Loque vicinity, Sidama state and the whole
sidama population response to a massacre unprecedented in its nature
and scale. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of that uprising,
the youth and students, the children, parents, teachers and other
professionals; the workers in town, in commerce, industry and the
farms; the religious community - in fact, the entire oppressed
population together bound together by the blood that covered the
streets of Awassa, the blood that has since soaked the soil of our
motherland in even bigger quantities. On this truly historic occasion the
nation will pay fitting tribute to the young heroes and martyrs. And
so the repression we experience today is not new. But as we can see
today the sacrifices of those heroes and martyrs were not in vain.
The declaration of eviction of Sidamas from A…
BY Mekonnen Teshome Adugna Mitiku had never realized the advantage of giving colostrum to her children within an hour of their birth and also did not exclusively feed her breast in the six months after their birth, contrary to doctors’ advice to help them physically and mentally develope.
Adugna (Right) and her daughter Meron embracing her ten-month old son
Rather Adugna, a resident in 04 Dela Kebele of the Aleta-Wondo Woreda town of the Southern Regional State of Ethiopia, spilled out the colostrum before feeding breast her daughters as she thought it was something unclean and unpleasant for them to take against the teaching of health professionals.
She also gave her babies Hamessa, juice of a “medicinal” plant that usually affects newborn babies’ kidney, with in few hours of their birth thinking that it would make the newly born babies strong and healthy according to the tradition of her society. She also didn’t start complementary food when they get six months old for she was not aw…