July 27, 2016

ODF Statement on continued people’s struggle in Ethiopia

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July 18, 2016 Reiterating our unwavering support for non-violent resistance by the Oromo people and others in Ethiopia for human rights, freedom, and democracy we want to make one thing abundantly clear: No amount of violent suppression by the TPLF junta can longer hold the peoples of Ethiopia into submissions. Now the people of Gondar are joining their Oromo brothers and sisters, determined to end the TPLF junta’s marginalization, rises in their millions demanding legitimate rights, there can be no force that can derail it from its course towards certain victory.

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ODF Statement on the Current Crisis in Ethiopia_June 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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

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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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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  

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Walitti bu’insa dhihenyatti Oromoota Booranaa fi Gujii gidduutti ta’e ilaalchisee ibsa ADO

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Addi Demokiraatawaa Oromoo ADOn walitti bu’insa dhiheenya goosota Oromoo Booranaa fi Gujii gidduutti ta’ee miidhama guddaa qaqqabeef gadda guddaa itti dhaga’amu ibsata. Sababa walitti bu’iinsa kanaanis lubbuu fi qabeenyi heedduun galaafatameera. Hundeen rakkoo kanaas hirdhina bulchiinsa gaarii fi sarbama mirga ilma namaa kan Ethiopia kessatti raawatamaa jiru ta’uun isaa mamsiisa mitti. Rakkoon akkanaa hawaasa giddutti akka hin dhalanne bulchiinsi moottummaa eeggannaa barbaachisu hunda gochuutu isarra ture. Mormii fi dhibdee dhalateefis gara lameenuu irraa dhageefachuudhan furmaata gama lachuu walitti harkisu lafa kaayutu silaa irraa eegama. Kun ta’uu dhabuu irraa dhiigni obboleewwan lamaan jiduutti dhangala’ee jira. Kun gaddisiisaa dha.

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