April 25, 2018

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    ODF Statement on the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling party

    The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) welcomes the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and as Ethiopia’s incoming Prime Minister. He comes into office at a critical period when the country is facing many domestic and regional challenges. He takes over a divided country, a fractured political system, a broken economy, a frayed social fabric amid a complex regional environment. The biggest challenge would be bringing about national reconciliation, ensuring justice, citizenship rights and equality for all. Ethiopia has age-old issues as well as new ones and we hope the new EPRDF…

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    Ummanni Oromoo Duula irratti Labsame Tokkummaa fi Gootummaan Mormuun ala Fala Biraa hin Qabu

    Ibsa Adda Demokraatawaa Oromoo (ADO): Ummanni Oromoo Duula irratti Labsame Tokkummaa fi Gootummaan Mormuun ala Fala Biraa hin Qabu Mootummaan abbaa-Irree Itoophiya gaaffii haqaa kan ummanni Oromoo karaa nagayaa fi seera-qabeessaan woggoota sadan dabraniif wareegama qaqqaalii itti baasuun gaafachaa turee fi itti jiru karaa qajeelaan deebisuu mannaa, Labsa Yeroo Muddamaa (LYM) irratti jigsee ilmaan sabaa ajjeechaa fi hidhaan alaakaa jira. Labsi kuni seeraa ala ta’uu daran rakkoo biyyattii kan hammeessu malee waan wayyeessu hin ta’u. Addi Demokraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) labsa kana ni balaaleffata; ni morma; duras ni dhaabbata. Carraa kanaanis ADOn ummata keenya kanneen murtii dabaa kana fuulaa-fuulatti dura dhaabbachuun…

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    Another State of Emergency in Ethiopia?

    ODF Statement For Immediate Release: Another State of Emergency in Ethiopia? There is nothing more counterproductive than drinking salt water in order to quench one’s thirst. Similarly, re-imposing another state of emergency in Ethiopia in order to suppress society’s legitimate resistance against the imposition of an illegitimate coercive order can only exacerbate an already fragile security situation. When will Ethiopia’s rulers understand that the wielding of naked force is the root cause of the turmoil that has ravaged the country during the last three years? The people have no other option than stepping up their resistance until their rights as individuals…

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    ODF Statement on the Release of Bekele Gerba and Colleagues from Detention

    We are relieved and elated to learn that Bekele Gerba and colleagues have been released from detention. Bekele in particular has established himself as a giant but gentle champion of nonviolent struggle for justice. To the vast majority of Ethiopians, Bekele Gerba represented the moral clarity of Martin Luther King Jr. and the defiance and steadfastness of Nelson Mandela. We congratulate his family, colleagues in the struggle and friends and the Oromo and Ethiopian populace at large for winning his freedom. We believe his release marks a major milestone opening the democratic space to resolve all the political, economic and…

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    NEW: ODF on the just released statement by the Central Committee of OPDO_February 6, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ODF on the just released statement by the Central Committee of OPDO We have reviewed, with great interest and care, the just released statement of the just concluded meeting of the Central Committee of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO), the governing party in the Oromia National Regional State, and a constituent member of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). In the statement, OPDO expressed its willingness and readiness to work with Oromo opposition groups, both inside the country and outside, in promoting the interests and wellbeing of the Oromo people and all the people…

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ODF Statement on the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling party

The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) welcomes the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and as Ethiopia’s incoming Prime Minister. He comes into office at a critical period when the country is facing many domestic and regional challenges. He takes over a divided country, a fractured political system, a broken economy, a frayed social fabric amid a complex regional environment. The biggest challenge would be bringing about national reconciliation, ensuring justice, citizenship rights and equality for all. Ethiopia has age-old issues as well as new ones and we hope the new EPRDF…

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Ummanni Oromoo Duula irratti Labsame Tokkummaa fi Gootummaan Mormuun ala Fala Biraa hin Qabu

Ibsa Adda Demokraatawaa Oromoo (ADO): Ummanni Oromoo Duula irratti Labsame Tokkummaa fi Gootummaan Mormuun ala Fala Biraa hin Qabu Mootummaan abbaa-Irree Itoophiya gaaffii haqaa kan ummanni Oromoo karaa nagayaa fi seera-qabeessaan woggoota sadan dabraniif wareegama qaqqaalii itti baasuun gaafachaa turee fi itti jiru karaa qajeelaan deebisuu mannaa, Labsa Yeroo Muddamaa (LYM) irratti jigsee ilmaan sabaa ajjeechaa fi hidhaan alaakaa jira. Labsi kuni seeraa ala ta’uu daran rakkoo biyyattii kan hammeessu malee waan wayyeessu hin ta’u. Addi Demokraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) labsa kana ni balaaleffata; ni morma; duras ni dhaabbata. Carraa kanaanis ADOn ummata keenya kanneen murtii dabaa kana fuulaa-fuulatti dura dhaabbachuun…

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Another State of Emergency in Ethiopia?

ODF Statement For Immediate Release: Another State of Emergency in Ethiopia? There is nothing more counterproductive than drinking salt water in order to quench one’s thirst. Similarly, re-imposing another state of emergency in Ethiopia in order to suppress society’s legitimate resistance against the imposition of an illegitimate coercive order can only exacerbate an already fragile security situation. When will Ethiopia’s rulers understand that the wielding of naked force is the root cause of the turmoil that has ravaged the country during the last three years? The people have no other option than stepping up their resistance until their rights as individuals…

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ODF Statement on the Release of Bekele Gerba and Colleagues from Detention

We are relieved and elated to learn that Bekele Gerba and colleagues have been released from detention. Bekele in particular has established himself as a giant but gentle champion of nonviolent struggle for justice. To the vast majority of Ethiopians, Bekele Gerba represented the moral clarity of Martin Luther King Jr. and the defiance and steadfastness of Nelson Mandela. We congratulate his family, colleagues in the struggle and friends and the Oromo and Ethiopian populace at large for winning his freedom. We believe his release marks a major milestone opening the democratic space to resolve all the political, economic and…