Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 6/10/2014 09:14:00 AM
ሲኣን/ መድረክ በዚህ ሳምንት በሃዋሳ ከተማ ለማካሄድ ላቀደው ሰላማዊ ስልፍ የጸጥታ ኃይል እንዲመደብለት ለከተማው ኣስተዳደር ላቀረበው ጥያቄ እስከኣሁን ምላሻ ኣለማግኘቱ ታውቋል።
ሪፖተራችን ጥቻ ወራና ከሃዋሳ እንደዘገበው፤ ከሳምንታት በፊት በወቅታዊ ፖለቲካዊ፤ ማህባራዊ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ የተለያዩ ጥያቄዎችን መንግስትን በሰላማዊ ሰልፍ ለመጠየቅ የጸጥታ ጥበቃ እንዲደረግለት በጽሁፍ ጠይቆ የከተማዋን ኣስተዳደር ምላሽ በመጠባበቅ ላይ ነው።
እንደዘጋባው ከሆነ፤ ምንም እንኳን ከከተማው ኣስተዳደር ምላሽ ባይኖረም የሰላማዊ ሰልፉ ኣዘጋጅ ኮሚቴ ለሰማላዊ ሰልፉ የሚያደርገውን ዝግጅት ኣጠናክሮ መቀጠሉ ታውቋል።
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 6/10/2014 07:41:00 AM
#RealTravel: One Woman's Journey to Ethiopia to Find her Son
In 2011, Circe Hamilton, a British photographer who lives in New York City, got the news she’d been waiting two years to hear: she’d been approved to adopt a child from Ethiopia. That June she flew to Addis Ababa to meet the boy who was to legally become her son. Two more trips, including one to a small village where her son, Abush, was from, a mountain of paperwork, and several court appearances later, Abush and Circe left Ethiopia in August 2011 for a new life in the United States as a family. This is their story as told through Hamilton’s lens.
1. In June 2011, Hamilton arrived in Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa (English translation = new flower). Also known as the gateway to Africa.
2. Hamilton took the back roads to the orphanage, where she was to meet her son.
3. Hamilton meets her son for the first time at 18 months old. Abush, who had just arrived from an orphanage near his hometown of Awasa —leaving everything and everyone he had ever known behind. He was frightened and shy. ”He had just traveled four hours in the back of a van to get to this (newer) orphanage,” Hamilton explained, He was “surrounded by many new faces, a new language and his new mum,” Hamilton said.
4. Hamilton also traveled to Sidama, the area Abush is from, where people live in thatched houses.
5. Hamilton met the villagers who helped take care of Abush and some of his family members. She exchanged photographs and contact information with them.
6. Acacia trees on the road back to Addis Ababa.
7. The night before they left for the States, there was a goodbye ceremony at the orphanage, for which Abush was dressed in traditional Sidama clothing.
8. Circe and Abush, saying goodbye to Addis Ababa, August 2011. Abush was about to fly his first flight: ADD - LHR - EWR.
Hamilton and Abush, now almost five, are planning a return trip soon. “Ethiopia, is my son’s heritage, culture, and beginnings,” Hamilton said. “It was a magical journey. Ethiopia captured my heart — this proud, magnificent country with ninety-plus languages is a world of its own. I had a very small taste of life there, but my impressions are vivid. It is very much a part of our family.”