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ADO – Dhaamssa bara Haarayaa 2016

Dec 31, 2015

BAGA BARA HAARAYAATTI CEENE! Yeroon amma kun seena ummataa Oromoo keessati yeroo kamu caalaa ka ummani keenya itti ajjeefamaa jiru fi dararamaa jiru dha. Yeroo kana keessati baga bara haarayaan si gahe fi baga gammade isiniin hin jennu; yeroo kun ka gammachuu waliif hawwaan mitti. Lammiiwwan keenyaatu ajjeefamaa jira, dhala Oromootu hidhaatti guuramaa jira, heegaree saba keenyaatu dararamaa jira; jijjiirama baraa ayyaaneffachuun nutti hadhaawaa jira. Akkasis ta’ee, “Baga bara haaraatti tarkaanfanne” waliin jechuun karaa dha. Amma barri 2015 dhumatee, barri 2016 jalqabaa jira. Yeroo akkasii waan bara dabre keessa turre of duuba mil’achuun barbaachisaa ta’a. Sana irraa ka’uudhaan waan bara…

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ODF Letter to US Secretary of State John F. Kerry

Dec 23, 2015

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington DC 20520 December 16, 2015 Dear Mr. Secretary, We, members of the Oromo Democratic Front, are writing to you to bring to your attention the violent suppression of the Oromo people’s ongoing peaceful protests by the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) regime in Ethiopia. We are concerned that the regime’s act of violently suppressing the peaceful expression of grievances by the Oromos could have far-reaching implications for the stability of Ethiopia and the beleaguered Horn of Africa region at large. The Oromos are…

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Ibsa Ejjannoo ADO Ajjeechaa Ilmaan Oromoo irratti Raawwatamaa Jiru Ilaalchisee!

Dec 18, 2015

Torbaan afuran dabran keessa mootummaa EPRDF fi ummata Oromoo giddutti walitti bu’iinsi hamaan godhamaa jira. Sababaan sochii Oromootaa kunis Karooraa Guddicha magaalaa Finfinneetii fi magaalota ollaa isiitti argaman walitti qindeessuuf (Masterplan) jedhu labsuu hundee taasifate. Karoorri jedhame kunis magaalaa Finfinnee badhisuuf jecha qonnaan bulaa Oromoo lafa isaa irraa buqqisuuf kan akeekkate tawuun hubatame. Yaaddoo kanarraa ka’uun barattootaa fi ummanni baldhaan Oromoo biyya guutuu keessatti hiriira nagayaa godhuu jalqaban. Mormiin Oromoon karaa nagayaatiin godhaa jiru kunis hariiroo xaxaa seenaa dheeraatii fi bara as aanaa kanas hamaataa deeme kan Saba Oromootii fi mootummaa Itoophiyaa gidduu jiru agarsiisa. Sochiin kun dhugaan muldhise yoo…

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ODF Statment on the Killing of Oromo Students & Civilians

Dec 16, 2015

In the last four weeks furious clashes have occurred between peaceful Oromo protesters and Ethiopian security forces. Protests erupted in opposition to the government’s Addis Ababa Master Plan, which protesters fear would expand the capital into the towns and rural areas situated in the outlying zone of Oromia. Students, urban dwellers, and peasants across Oromia are peacefully demonstrating rejecting the violent imposition of the so called Master Plan, which, if implemented, will lead to the mass eviction of poor Oromo farmers from their ancestral land to make way for the capital’s expansion. Moreover, the protests highlight the thorny and complex…

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OMN Interviews Ob. Leenco Lata, ODF President

Dec 8, 2015

Listen to OMN’s latest interview with ODF President Ob. Leenco Lata here.

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Individual and group rights: a dichotomy or a duality?

Apr 25, 2015

Whether the relationship prevailing between individual and group rights is a dichotomy or a duality centrally figures in the ongoing pre-election inter-party debates in Ethiopia. This would strike other democracies as rather strange because the settlement of this issue is normally part of the constitutional process that necessarily precedes scheduling and conducting periodic elections. The fact that such a basic principle is the subject of debate clearly demonstrates that the incumbent and some of the opposition parties hold differing opinions about the present Ethiopian constitution. Hence, those critical of the present constitution aim not only to unseat the incumbent party…

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ODF Statement On The Killings Of Innocent Ethiopians In Libya, SA and Yemen

Apr 22, 2015

The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) condemns in the strongest terms the killings and violent atrocities committed against Ethiopian immigrants in Libya, South Africa, and Yemen. The gruesome and extremely cruel murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya is an appalling terrorist violence that shocks human conscience. We denounce these senseless and heinous terrorist crimes meted against innocent lives without showing any mercy to fellow human beings. We are also disturbed by another tragic event that is taking place in South Africa. The xenophobic violence unleashed against African immigrants took the life of many who came to the country either in search…

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The origin of ethnic politics in Ethiopia (by Leenco Lata)

Mar 21, 2015

The Reporter – March 21.2015 Controversy has been dogging the policy of structuring Ethiopia as a multinational federation ever since it was publicly aired almost twenty- five years ago. There are those who vociferously and persistently condemn the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) leaders for introducing the politicization of ethnicity by embracing this policy. On the other hand, there are those who like wise consistently commend EPRDF leaders for the same reason. However, putting the adoption of this policy in an historical perspective would prove that both stands are wrong.

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OLF Founder Leenco Lata Returns to Ethiopia

Mar 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 by William Davison (Bloomberg) A founder of a banned self-determination movement for Ethiopia’s most populous ethnic group, the Oromo, returned to the Horn of Africa nation to try and re-enter democratic politics, a spokesman for his splinter group said. Oromo Democratic Front President Leenco Lata arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, Lencho Bati, a spokesman for the group, said in an e-mailed response to questions. The group held inconclusive talks with Ethiopian officials over the past two years, Beyan Asoba, the head of the U.S.-based ODF’s foreign relations department, said in a separate e-mailed…

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ODF in Finfinne!

Mar 19, 2015

J/Leencoo Lata, Prezidantiin ADO, kara qabsoo nagayaatiin mirga Oromoo falmachuuf, akkasumas ammoo Federeeshina Sab Daneesa Itoophiyaa keessatti dhugoomsuuf qabsoo baqaa irra gara qabsoo biyyatti fuulefechudhaan biyya seenanii jiru!

Statements

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ADO – Dhaamssa bara Haarayaa 2016

BAGA BARA HAARAYAATTI CEENE! Yeroon amma kun seena ummataa Oromoo keessati yeroo kamu caalaa ka ummani keenya itti ajjeefamaa jiru fi dararamaa jiru dha. Yeroo kana keessati baga bara haarayaan si gahe fi baga gammade isiniin hin jennu; yeroo kun ka gammachuu waliif hawwaan mitti. Lammiiwwan keenyaatu ajjeefamaa jira, dhala Oromootu hidhaatti guuramaa jira, heegaree saba keenyaatu dararamaa jira; jijjiirama baraa ayyaaneffachuun nutti hadhaawaa jira. Akkasis ta’ee, “Baga bara haaraatti tarkaanfanne” waliin jechuun karaa dha. Amma barri 2015 dhumatee, barri 2016 jalqabaa jira. Yeroo akkasii waan bara dabre keessa turre of duuba mil’achuun barbaachisaa ta’a. Sana irraa ka’uudhaan waan bara…

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Ibsa Ejjannoo ADO Ajjeechaa Ilmaan Oromoo irratti Raawwatamaa Jiru Ilaalchisee!

Torbaan afuran dabran keessa mootummaa EPRDF fi ummata Oromoo giddutti walitti bu’iinsi hamaan godhamaa jira. Sababaan sochii Oromootaa kunis Karooraa Guddicha magaalaa Finfinneetii fi magaalota ollaa isiitti argaman walitti qindeessuuf (Masterplan) jedhu labsuu hundee taasifate. Karoorri jedhame kunis magaalaa Finfinnee badhisuuf jecha qonnaan bulaa Oromoo lafa isaa irraa buqqisuuf kan akeekkate tawuun hubatame. Yaaddoo kanarraa ka’uun barattootaa fi ummanni baldhaan Oromoo biyya guutuu keessatti hiriira nagayaa godhuu jalqaban. Mormiin Oromoon karaa nagayaatiin godhaa jiru kunis hariiroo xaxaa seenaa dheeraatii fi bara as aanaa kanas hamaataa deeme kan Saba Oromootii fi mootummaa Itoophiyaa gidduu jiru agarsiisa. Sochiin kun dhugaan muldhise yoo…

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ODF Statment on the Killing of Oromo Students & Civilians

In the last four weeks furious clashes have occurred between peaceful Oromo protesters and Ethiopian security forces. Protests erupted in opposition to the government’s Addis Ababa Master Plan, which protesters fear would expand the capital into the towns and rural areas situated in the outlying zone of Oromia. Students, urban dwellers, and peasants across Oromia are peacefully demonstrating rejecting the violent imposition of the so called Master Plan, which, if implemented, will lead to the mass eviction of poor Oromo farmers from their ancestral land to make way for the capital’s expansion. Moreover, the protests highlight the thorny and complex…

ODF Statement

ODF Statement On The Killings Of Innocent Ethiopians In Libya, SA and Yemen

The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) condemns in the strongest terms the killings and violent atrocities committed against Ethiopian immigrants in Libya, South Africa, and Yemen. The gruesome and extremely cruel murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya is an appalling terrorist violence that shocks human conscience. We denounce these senseless and heinous terrorist crimes meted against innocent lives without showing any mercy to fellow human beings. We are also disturbed by another tragic event that is taking place in South Africa. The xenophobic violence unleashed against African immigrants took the life of many who came to the country either in search…