December 6, 2016

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    Ethiopia Silences Last Legal Independent Oromo Opposition Voice

    For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Ethiopia Silences Last Legal Independent Oromo Opposition Voice Statement of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) condemns in the strongest terms the detention of prominent Oromo and Ethiopian opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) and Vice-Chairman of the Coalition Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum, known by its Amharic acronym as MEDREK. The Ethiopian authorities detained Dr. Gudina, a vocal critic of the ruling party, upon his return from addressing the European Parliament in Brussels. The arrest is allegedly for transgressing the country’s two-month old…

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    Declaration of the Founding of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM)

    Declaration of the Founding of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) It cannot be lost on anyone at this juncture that the struggle of the peoples of Ethiopia for freedom, democracy and justice has entered a critically decisive stage. The fact that the popular struggle, born of the injustice and repression visited upon the population for a quarter of a century by the TPLF-led regime, is sustained for over a year in the face of mass killings and massive detentions unambiguously tells us that it has opened a new chapter. Due to the population’s refusal to be ruled as before and…

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    የኢትዮጵያ አገራዊ ንቅናቄ ምሥረታ መግለጫ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ለነፃነት፣ ለዲሞክራሲና ለፍትህ የሚያደርጉት ትግል እጅግ ወሳኝ ወደሆነ ደረጃ እየተሸጋገረ መሆኑን ሁላችንም የምንገነዘበዉ ነዉ፡፡ በሕወሐት ግፈኛ አገዛዝ ሥር ላለፉት ሃያ-አምስት ዓመታት በሕዝቦቻችን ላይ የወረደዉ ግፍና መከራ ከልክ በማለፉ የተቀጣጠለዉና ላለፈዉ አንድ ዓመት ካለማቋረጥ የቀጠለዉ የእምቢተኝነትና የአልገዛም ባይነት ሕዝባዊ የተቃዉሞ ትግል ለዓመታት ሲካሄድ የቆየዉ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ትግል አዲስ ምዕራፍ ላይ መድረስ መገለጫ ነዉ፡፡ በዚህ ዛሬም ድረስ እየተካሄደ ባለዉ ሕዝባዊ እምቢተኝነት ምክንያት በአሁኑ ወቅት ኢትዮጵያ ዳግም በመስቀለኛ መንገዶች ላይ ትገኛለች፡፡ በአንድ በኩል መሠረታዊ የሆነ የሥርዓት ለዉጥ የሚፈልጉ ሕዝቦች እስከ አፍንጫዉ ከታጠቀ ጨካኝ የገዢ ቡድን ጋር የሞት ሽረት ትግል የሚያደርጉበት፤ በሌላ በኩል ሕወሐት መራሹ ቡድን በመሣሪያ…

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    Waltahiinsa Ijaaramuu Sochii Biyyaa Itiyoophiyaa

    Waltahiinsa Ijaaramuu Sochii Biyyaa Itiyoophiyaa Uummattootni Itiyoophiyaa bilisummaa, diimokirasii fi haqaaf qabsoon taasisan sadarkaa guddaa irra gahuu isaa hundi keenya ni hubanna. Waggoota digdamii-shanan darbaniif sirna bittaa TPLF jalatti rakkoon ummata keenya irra gahe daangaa waan darbeef sirna kana jalatti garbummaadhaan buluun nu gahe jedhanii gara-kutannoodhaan falmii jalqabuun isaanii qabsoon daandii adda addaatiin waggoota dheeraadhaaf adeemisifamaa ture sadarkaa ol’aanaa irra gahuu isaa kan ifatti mul’isee dha. Sababa qabsoo mirgaa hardhallee gaggeeffamaa jiru irraan kan ka’e, biyyi Itiyoophiyaa garamitti akka deemtu haala nama wallaalchisu irra gahee jira. Karaa tokko ummattootnni sirni bittaa kun akka jijjiiramu gaafatan loltoota mootummaa meeshaa waraanaa hammayyaa…

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    ODF PROPOSAL: SEEKING THE NEXT BREAKTHROUGH IN DEMOCRACY AND MULTINATIONAL FEDERATION IN ETHIOPIA

    Issued October 21, 2016 A PROPOSAL OF OROMO DEMOCRATIC FRONT Our Common Future: A Proposal INTRODUCTION Ethiopia stands at a crossroads, once again. But this time the prospects facing it are much more starkly contrasting than during past instances of change. If it is put on one course of change, achieving a final breakthrough to a common democratic future looks distinctly promising. If such a course is blocked or not pursued by the stakeholders, on the other hand, the breakdown of order appears threateningly possible. The time to put the country on the right course is now. Unless a country-wide…

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Ethiopia Silences Last Legal Independent Oromo Opposition Voice

For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Ethiopia Silences Last Legal Independent Oromo Opposition Voice Statement of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) condemns in the strongest terms the detention of prominent Oromo and Ethiopian opposition leader Dr. Merera Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) and Vice-Chairman of the Coalition Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum, known by its Amharic acronym as MEDREK. The Ethiopian authorities detained Dr. Gudina, a vocal critic of the ruling party, upon his return from addressing the European Parliament in Brussels. The arrest is allegedly for transgressing the country’s two-month old…

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Declaration of the Founding of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM)

Declaration of the Founding of the Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) It cannot be lost on anyone at this juncture that the struggle of the peoples of Ethiopia for freedom, democracy and justice has entered a critically decisive stage. The fact that the popular struggle, born of the injustice and repression visited upon the population for a quarter of a century by the TPLF-led regime, is sustained for over a year in the face of mass killings and massive detentions unambiguously tells us that it has opened a new chapter. Due to the population’s refusal to be ruled as before and…

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የኢትዮጵያ አገራዊ ንቅናቄ ምሥረታ መግለጫ

የኢትዮጵያ አገራዊ ንቅናቄ ምሥረታ መግለጫ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ለነፃነት፣ ለዲሞክራሲና ለፍትህ የሚያደርጉት ትግል እጅግ ወሳኝ ወደሆነ ደረጃ እየተሸጋገረ መሆኑን ሁላችንም የምንገነዘበዉ ነዉ፡፡ በሕወሐት ግፈኛ አገዛዝ ሥር ላለፉት ሃያ-አምስት ዓመታት በሕዝቦቻችን ላይ የወረደዉ ግፍና መከራ ከልክ በማለፉ የተቀጣጠለዉና ላለፈዉ አንድ ዓመት ካለማቋረጥ የቀጠለዉ የእምቢተኝነትና የአልገዛም ባይነት ሕዝባዊ የተቃዉሞ ትግል ለዓመታት ሲካሄድ የቆየዉ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝቦች ትግል አዲስ ምዕራፍ ላይ መድረስ መገለጫ ነዉ፡፡ በዚህ ዛሬም ድረስ እየተካሄደ ባለዉ ሕዝባዊ እምቢተኝነት ምክንያት በአሁኑ ወቅት ኢትዮጵያ ዳግም በመስቀለኛ መንገዶች ላይ ትገኛለች፡፡ በአንድ በኩል መሠረታዊ የሆነ የሥርዓት ለዉጥ የሚፈልጉ ሕዝቦች እስከ አፍንጫዉ ከታጠቀ ጨካኝ የገዢ ቡድን ጋር የሞት ሽረት ትግል የሚያደርጉበት፤ በሌላ በኩል ሕወሐት መራሹ ቡድን በመሣሪያ…

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Waltahiinsa Ijaaramuu Sochii Biyyaa Itiyoophiyaa

Waltahiinsa Ijaaramuu Sochii Biyyaa Itiyoophiyaa Uummattootni Itiyoophiyaa bilisummaa, diimokirasii fi haqaaf qabsoon taasisan sadarkaa guddaa irra gahuu isaa hundi keenya ni hubanna. Waggoota digdamii-shanan darbaniif sirna bittaa TPLF jalatti rakkoon ummata keenya irra gahe daangaa waan darbeef sirna kana jalatti garbummaadhaan buluun nu gahe jedhanii gara-kutannoodhaan falmii jalqabuun isaanii qabsoon daandii adda addaatiin waggoota dheeraadhaaf adeemisifamaa ture sadarkaa ol’aanaa irra gahuu isaa kan ifatti mul’isee dha. Sababa qabsoo mirgaa hardhallee gaggeeffamaa jiru irraan kan ka’e, biyyi Itiyoophiyaa garamitti akka deemtu haala nama wallaalchisu irra gahee jira. Karaa tokko ummattootnni sirni bittaa kun akka jijjiiramu gaafatan loltoota mootummaa meeshaa waraanaa hammayyaa…