March 21, 2019

Bobbaa gara Finfinnee Irratti Ibsa Adda Demokraatawaa Oromoo (ADO)

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Bitootessa 22, 2015 Addi Demokraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) dhaloota isaa irraa aansee mirga ummata Oromoo deebisuu fi ummatoota Itoophiyaa maraaf birmaddummaa fi demokraasii iggiteessuuf karaa nagayaa fi qabsoo siyaasaa filate. Kanaafis, deebisee biyya isaa irrattii fi ummata isaa keessatti of hundeessuu dursa laate; ammas itti jira; borus itti fufa. Akeeka eebbifamaa kana dhugoomsuufis, humnoota polotikaa Itoophiyaa mara, keessattuu paartii mootummaa fi mootummichallee, dubbisaa ar’a gaye. Haa ta’u malee, tattaaffiin keenya kan mootumicha wajjiin haasa’uun dhibdee nu gidduu jiran furuu fi biyyatti deebi’iinsa dhaaba keenna aanjessuu akka hawwametti jalqabamuu hin dandeenne. Ijibbaata waggaa lama guutuu alarraa gochaa turameen booda, nagayaaf jecha tarkaanfii…

ODF Statement on the Recent Visit of its delegation to Addis Ababa

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March 22, 2015 A senior delegation of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) was dispatched to Finefinne (Addis Ababa) on March 18, 20015 to kick-start stalled peace talks with the Ethiopian government. Regrettably, despite verbal overtures, no face-to-face talks could be held. Hence, our delegates had to return prematurely to Europe on the 22nd of March 2015. After two years of relentless efforts to engage the Ethiopian government from outside, the ODF took the unilateral action of sending a high-level delegation led by its President, Mr. Leenco Lata. The delegation arrived in Addis on 19 March 2015. The Oromo Democratic Front…

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

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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.

OLF Founder Leenco Lata Returns to Ethiopia


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…

ODF in Finfinne!


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!

Electoral absolutism in Ethiopia (By Leenco Lata)

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Electoral absolutism in Ethiopia By Leenco Lata Passions are understandably rising as election time, once again, draws nearer and nearer in Ethiopia. This should not come as a surprise since the heating up of raw passions routinely accompanies elections elsewhere as well. What is distinctly Ethiopian is the fact that absolutist choices are inevitably pitted against each other during the upcoming elections, as has happened in previous ones. In Ethiopian elections, it is not right or wrong policy proposals that confront each other but supposedly absolutely “virtuous” and absolutely “evil” ones. Perhaps the underlying cause of offering electoral choices in…