March 21, 2019

Waamicha Walgahii Ummata Oromoo Nannoo Minnesota Jirtaniif

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Jijjiira bikka fi guyyaa walgahii Guyyaa: Saturday, June 14, 2014 Bikka: Central High School of Saint Paul, 275 Lexington Parkway North, St Paul, MN 55105 Yeroo: 3:30wb Haala Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo,  Sochii yeroo ammaa Oromoonni biyyaa keessaa itti jiranii fi fuul-dura Qabsoo Bilisummaa Oromoo irratti marii bal’a geggeessuuf ADO/ODF Waamicha walgahii kabajaan  isini goodha.

#OromoProtests Around the Globe

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Oromos from every corner of the world came out yesterday (May 9) and days before, to stand in solidarity with our Oromo brothers and sisters that are being persecuted in Oromia for raising a legitimate and constitutional question regarding the Finfinne expansion. Here are collection of pictures from the many cities where peaceful protests were held.

Daily update from OMN


Stay up-to-date on the ongoing Oromo student protests regarding Finfinne expansion through daily updates from Oromo Media Network (OMN).

Ethiopian Regime Kills at least 15 people in Ambo – Madote


OromoWiki – U.S.-based journalist Kassahun Yilma is reporting at least 15 people have been killed in Ambo, Ethiopia, after security forces opened fire at demonstrators. Among the confirmed dead include Endale Desalegene, a 9th grader, and two federal police officers, Kassahun tweeted. The protesters came together to oppose the “Integrated Urban Development” Master Plan of Addis Ababa, a plan protesters say is intended at taking lands from Oromos near Addis Ababa and giving them to party loyalists. Read full story here…

Updates On Oromo Protests Against Finfinne Expansion


OromoWiki Update – Six people killed in Guder town . Heavy crackdown going on in Gimbi and Dambi Dollo towns. — Update: Death at from Yesterday’s massacre in Ambo feared to have been as high as 20 and in Robe (Bale) 3 death is reported. Addis Ababa University students stage protest ( picture below). At Haromaya University an explosion took place wounding scores of students watching soccer game; death reported but number unconfirmed. Dire Dawa University-about 300 students are said have been taken to jail. Heavy police and military presence across college campuses and city centers across the country. Read…



Kerry misses chance to press Addis Ababa on political liberalization U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, Thursday in the first leg of his three-nation trip to Africa “to encourage democratic development.” He came to a country rocked by mounting student protests against the government and vicious military crackdowns that left scores dead and wounded, as well as the troubling imprisonment of dissident journalists and bloggers. To his credit, Kerry raised concerns about the tightening of press freedom in Ethiopia. “I made clear to Ethiopian officials that they need to create greater opportunities for citizens…

Protests Grow Over Addis Ababa’s Expansion


Ethnic Oromo students in Ethiopia are ratcheting up opposition to the territorial expansion of the Horn of Africa nation’s capital, Addis Ababa. Thousands of students at all eight regional universities in Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s federal states, turned in recent days to demand an immediate halt to the city’s so-called “Integrated Development Master Plan,” unveiled earlier this month. Today, Tuesday 29 April, an estimated 25,000 people, including residents of Ambo town in central Oromia, participated in a city wide demonstration, in the largest show of opposition to the government’s plans to date. A handful of students have been injured…

Ethiopia protest: Ambo students killed in Oromia state


At least nine students have died during days of protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia state, the government has said. However, a witness told the BBC that 47 were killed by the security forces. She said the protests in Ambo, 125km (80 miles) west of Addis Ababa began last Friday over plans to expand the capital into Oromia state. The government did not say how most of the deaths had been caused but the Ambo resident said she had seen the army firing live ammunition. “I saw more than 20 bodies on the streets,” she said. “I am hiding in my house…

Ethiopia rocked by Oromo student protests


(OPride) — At least a dozen protesters have been killed and many others wounded as students in Ethiopia’s populous Oromia region clashed with military forces on Wednesday. Student protests began earlier this month in response to plans by Addis Ababa City Administration which is expected to significantly expand the city’s territorial jurisdiction. Thousands of Oromo students at nine universities in Oromia have rallied in the last ten days opposing the plan, which they say would displace Oromo farmers and undermine their state’s constitutionally protected “special interests.” Oromo students at Jimma, Haromaya, Ambo, Wollega, Bule Hora, Madawalabu, Metu, Adama and Dire…

ODF Press Release regarding the killing and arresting of peaceful Oromo protesters

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Here is a statement released by ODF regarding the killing and arresting of peaceful Oromo protesters on the issue of Finfinne (in Afaan Oromoo, English and Amharic versions). Ibsa ADO Finfinnee Illaalchisee Statement of ODF on Finfinne (Addis Ababa) English version ODF Press Release on Finfinne (addis Ababa) Amharic Version