June 30, 2016

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    ODF Statement on the Current Crisis in Ethiopia_June 2016

    The time to end TPLF quagmire and the time for all Ethiopians to join hands to chart a new future and direction is now! While the TPLF/EPRDF junta are busy celebrating their looting, torturing, and the killings for the past 25 years, the struggle of the Oromo people and the righteous anger of other Ethiopian peoples against injustice, political repression, social marginalization, and economic exploitation has exploded into a flood of popular protests that have been engulfing Oromia now for more than six months. Simmering discontent elsewhere in Ethiopia is also causing tensions. Despite the brutality of TPLF/EPRDF forces, the…

  • Leenco Lata

    OPINION: Who Is In Control In Ethiopia?

    By Leenco Lata Who is presently in control in Ethiopia? This is a strange question coming from a person who never minces his words when criticizing the EPRDF for installing an authoritarian order in Ethiopia, in which the top official is unquestionably in control. It is also strange to pose the question about a country where who is in control has never really been an issue at all. Emperor Haile Selassie, Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam and Meles Zenawi were fully in control in their day and in their distinct ways. Who is in control was never in doubt during the time…

  • Leenco Bati

    VOA Interview with Obbo Leenco Bati

    You can find below the link for the full interview that Obbo Leenco Bati did with VOA here regarding #OromoProtests and the current crisis in Ethiopia. http://www.voaafaanoromoo.com/audio/3201955.html

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    Haala Yeroo Ammaa Itiyoophiyaa Keessa Jiru Ilaalchisee Labsa ADO

    Haala Yeroo Ammaa Itiyoophiyaa keessa jiru ilaalchisee labsa ADO Guraandhala 17, 2016 Koreen Hojii Raw’achiiftuu Adda Demokraatawaa Oromo (ADO), baatii sadeen dabran kana keessa sochii fi halleen Oromiyaa keessatti deemaa jiru gadi-fageenyaan xinxaluun erga irratti mari’atee booda toftaa fi tattaafiin Wayyaaneen aangoo ishee bakka duriitti deebifachuuf carraaqaa jirttu kan fashalee fi bu’a-dhabeessa ta’uu isaa mirkaneessee jira. Qabsoo ummanni Oromoo hidhannoo-malee fincilaa fi diddaan geggeessaa jiru ADOn ni deggera; mamii tokko malee bira dhaabbatas. Haa ta’u malee cunqursaa fi hacuuccaan gosa kamiiyyuu ummata Oromomoo harka kennisiisee diinaaf gadi-galoo akka hin taasifne hubatamuu qaba. Ummanni Oromoo mirga abbaa biyyummaa deebifachuuf, biyya guutuu…

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    Open Letter to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn

    H. E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister P. O. Box 1031 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Please allow me to extend my greetings at a time when my heart is, once again, grieving for all the Oromo that are being killed, jailed and brutally assaulted by your security forces merely for demanding their legitimate constitutional rights. During the last four months, reports reaching us from the center, east, south and west of Oromia indicate that hundreds have been killed, thousands have been wounded and tens of thousands are being…

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ODF Statement on the Current Crisis in Ethiopia_June 2016

The time to end TPLF quagmire and the time for all Ethiopians to join hands to chart a new future and direction is now! While the TPLF/EPRDF junta are busy celebrating their looting, torturing, and the killings for the past 25 years, the struggle of the Oromo people and the righteous anger of other Ethiopian peoples against injustice, political repression, social marginalization, and economic exploitation has exploded into a flood of popular protests that have been engulfing Oromia now for more than six months. Simmering discontent elsewhere in Ethiopia is also causing tensions. Despite the brutality of TPLF/EPRDF forces, the…

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Haala Yeroo Ammaa Itiyoophiyaa Keessa Jiru Ilaalchisee Labsa ADO

Haala Yeroo Ammaa Itiyoophiyaa keessa jiru ilaalchisee labsa ADO Guraandhala 17, 2016 Koreen Hojii Raw’achiiftuu Adda Demokraatawaa Oromo (ADO), baatii sadeen dabran kana keessa sochii fi halleen Oromiyaa keessatti deemaa jiru gadi-fageenyaan xinxaluun erga irratti mari’atee booda toftaa fi tattaafiin Wayyaaneen aangoo ishee bakka duriitti deebifachuuf carraaqaa jirttu kan fashalee fi bu’a-dhabeessa ta’uu isaa mirkaneessee jira. Qabsoo ummanni Oromoo hidhannoo-malee fincilaa fi diddaan geggeessaa jiru ADOn ni deggera; mamii tokko malee bira dhaabbatas. Haa ta’u malee cunqursaa fi hacuuccaan gosa kamiiyyuu ummata Oromomoo harka kennisiisee diinaaf gadi-galoo akka hin taasifne hubatamuu qaba. Ummanni Oromoo mirga abbaa biyyummaa deebifachuuf, biyya guutuu…

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ODF Statement on Ethiopia’s Current Situation

ODF Statement on Ethiopia’s Current Situation February 17, 2016 The Executive Committee of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) having deliberated on the unfolding situations in Oromia over the last three months has reached the conclusion that further attempts by the regime to reassert total control are futile and actually counterproductive. Reiterating our unwavering support for non-violent resistance by the Oromo people in their struggle for human rights, freedom, and democracy, we want to make one thing abundantly clear: No amount of violent suppression by the regime will any longer cow the Oromo into submission. As the Oromo people, determined to…

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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…