June 25, 2017

Statement on the Mistreatment of Immigrants from Ethiopia in Saudi Arabia

OLF

We, members of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), strongly condemn all actions of brutality carried out against migrant workers from Ethiopia in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Leave alone our fellow Oromos, we do not wish such dehumanizing, barbaric, and vicious violence being inflicted on any human being whatsoever.  Although officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have every right to ask foreigners to leave their country, it should be done in a civilized fashion where people are not dehumanized and abused. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the UN charter, has an obligation to observe and protect human rights…

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ODF Political Program (Amharic)

ODF Political Program

Please download the attachment to get the Amharic version of ODF’s Political Program. ODF Political Program (Amharic)

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Sagantaa Siyaasaa ADO

ODF Political Program

SEENSA SAGANTAA SIYAASAA ADDA DEMOOKRAATAWAA OROMOO (ADO) Itoophiyaan erga dhuma jaarraa 19ffaatti, lola gabroomsaa fi gara-jabeessa mootummaa Menikin geggeefamen, akka biyyaatti ijaaramtee jalqabdee mana hidhaa fi dararama sabootaa, sab-lamootaa fi ummataa ti. Hidhamtoota kanneen keessaa Oromoon saba tokko. Weerarri gabroomsaa Minilikin geggeessame kunis duguuggaa sanyii ummata biyyichaa irraan gahuu bira dabre lubbuu hedduu beelaa fi dhukkubaan galaafatee. Balaa lola kanarraa maddeen Oromoon bilisummaa dhabee, abbaa biyyummaa sarbamee, qabeenya isaa saamamee sadarkkaa gabrichaatti (faanshotti) gadi bu’uu bira lufee (serfs) sirna jibbamaa gabbaarummaa (gabbar system) jalatti kufe. Oromoon yeroo sana irraa eegalee bilisummaa fi kabajaa eenyummaa isaa deebisee gonffachuudhaaf lola walirraa hincitne…

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ODF Political Program

ODF Political Program

Adopted by Founding Congress 25-27 March 2013 Introduction Since its emergence as a modern state at the end of the 19th century through the brutal war of conquest under Menelik II, Ethiopia has been the prison of nations and nationalities, the Oromo being one of them. The conquest was one of genocidal campaigns leading to massive loss of life, disease and famine. Consequently the Oromo lost their freedom, land and other resources, and were reduced to serfs under the notorious gabbar system. Ever since, they have waged relentless struggles to regain their freedom and dignity by every available means at…

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Labsa Kora Bu’ureessaa Adda Dimokiraatawaa Oromoo (ADO)

ODF Begins

Nuti, miseensonni Kora Bu’uressaa Adda Dimokiraatawaa Oromoo (ADO) sochii politikaa Oromoo haaraya dhugoomsuu keenya labsina. Sochiin haarayni kunis, kan haqa Oromoo fi saboota Itophiyaa maraaf falmu ta’a. Tarkaanfiin fudhanne kun seenaa qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoo keessatti boqonnaa haaraya saaqa. Kana qofa osoo hin taane, empayerummaa Itophiyaa hundeedhaan buqqisee sirna federalummaa demokraatawaadhaan bakka buusuu akeekkata.

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Declaration of The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) – English

ODF Begins

We, members of the Founding Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), announce the launching of a new Oromo political movement that advocates justice for the Oromo and all other nations in Ethiopia. The founding of ODF ushers in a new phase in the Oromo nationalist struggle with the objective of working for the transformation of the Ethiopian state into a truly democratic multinational federation equitably owned by all the nations.

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Declaration of The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) – Amharic

ODF Begins

Please download the attachment to get the Amharic version of ODF’s Statement. Declaration of ODF in Amharic

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