September 22, 2018

ODF Statement on its delegation heading home

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A high level delegation of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) has departed for home this afternoon for talks with the Ethiopian government. The ODF was formed in exile in 2013 with the hope of relocating at home among its people and conduct a nonviolent political struggle. After several years of relentless efforts to engage the Ethiopian government, the much anticipated day has arrived with great excitement. The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) decided from its inception to pursue the path of nonviolent political struggle to defend the rights of the Oromo and other peoples, and secure freedom, justice, democracy, and prosperity…

የኦሮሞ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር (ኦዴግ) ከኢትዮጲያ መንግስት ጋር ያደረገውን ንግግር ኣስመልክቶ መግለጫ

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የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ከፍተኛ ልኡካን እና የኦሮሞ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር አመራር አባላት በሀገሪቷ ከቅርብ ጊዜያት ወዲህ እየተስተዋሉ የመጡ የማሻሸያ ለውጦችን አስመልክቶ ከግንቦት 3-4፣ 2010 ዓም ውይይት ኣካሄደዋል። የኦሮሞ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር በቆየ ፅኑ አቋሙ በመመስረት እነዚህ የማሻሸያ እርምጃዎች እንዲሰፉ፣ እንዲገለብቱና ፣ ጥልቀት እንዲኖራቸው ያለውን ፍላጎት በድጋሜ ያረጋግጣል። የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ልኡካን በበኩሉ በሰላማዊ መንገድ ከሚታገሉት ሁሉ ጋር ለመወያየትና ለመደራደር ያለውን ዝግጅትና ቁርጠኝነት ኣብስሯል። ሁለቱም ልኡካን ከኦሮሞ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ግንባር (ኦዴግ) ጋር የተጀመረው ውይይት ለሰፊ ውይይት ፈር ቀዳጅ መሆኑን ኣስምረውበታል። ገና ብዙ የሚቀር ቢሆንም፣ ኦዴግ በቅርቡ በኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት በተወሰዱት የማሻሸያና የለውጥ እርምጃች ተበራቷል። በዚህም መሠረት እውነተኛ ፍትሓዊና ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሥርዓት በሃገራችን ዕውን እንዲሆን የሚመኙ በሃገር ቤትም ሆነ…

Statement by ODF on talks with the Ethiopian Government

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A high-level delegation of the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and a delegation of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) held a fruitful discussion, from May 11-12, 2018, regarding the reforms currently unfolding in Ethiopia. Pursuant to its longstanding public position, the ODF reiterated its commitment to deepening and boadening the reforms and democratization process. The government delegation also expressed its enthusiasm to engage all those espousing nonviolent means of struggle. Both sides underlined that this discussion with the ODF is the beginning of a wider engagement. Although much needs to be done, the ODF is encouraged by…

Haasawa ADO fi Mootummaa Itoophiyaa Gidduu

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Jilli ol’aanaan aanga’oota Mootummaa Federaala Itoophiyaa fi jilli Adda Demokraatawaa (ADO) Oromoo, Ebla 11-12, 2018tti, jijjiiramoota biyya keessatti tatta’aa jiran irratti haasawa firii-qabeessa deemsisan. Ejjanna dhaabbataa yeroo dheeraaf ittiin masakamaa ture irra dhaabbachuudhaan, ADO jijjiiramoota deemaa jiran gadifageessuu fi babal’isuuf kutannoo qabu haaromse. Jilli mootummaas kanneen karaa hidhannoo-maleessaan qabsoo geggeessan cufa haasofsiisuuf qophii ta’u irra deebi’e ibse. Gamni lachii mariin kuni marii irra baldhaadhaaf kan jalqabaa fi kan karaa saaqu ta’uu jala muran. Wanti ammallee guutumuu qaban hedduu ta’ullee, ADO tarkaanfiilee qajeelaa mootummaan dhiheenya kana fudhate gammachuun simate. Akka kanaan, humnoonni sirni dhugaan haqaa fi demokraatawaa ta’e akka dhugoomu barbaadaan,…