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MAP OF OROMIAMAP OF OROMIA

Oromia is approximately located between 2 degree and 12 degree N and between 34 degree and 44 degree E. It is bordered in the East by Somali and Afar lands and Djibouti, in the West by the Sudan, in the South by Somalia, Kenya and others and in the North by Amhara and Tigre land or Abyssinia proper. The land area is about 600 000 square kilometres. Out of the 50 or so African countries it is exceeded in size by only 17 countries. It is larger than France, and if Cuba, Bulgaria and Britain were put together, they would be approximately equal to Oromia in size.

The physical geography of Oromia is quite varied. It varies from rugged mountain ranges in the centre and north to flat grassland in most of the lowlands of the west, east and south. Among the many mountain ranges are the Karra in Arsi (4340 m), Baatu in Baaie (4307 m), Enkelo in Arsi (4300 m), Mui'ataa in Hararge (3392m) and Baddaa Roggee in Shawa(3350m ). more>>>

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PRESS RELEASE

The Whole of Oromia Must Act to Stop the Agazi and Liyu Police Terror in Hararge, Bale, Borana and Gujii.

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It is well known that areas in eastern and southern Oromia are already hit by drought and weakened. The people are deprived of water and food by the government and there is no adequate humanitarian assistance in the region. Using this opportunity, the paramilitary forces of the fascist Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) regime, Agazi and Liyu Police, are deployed alongside the border of Oromia and Ogaden region committing massacres.

In the past four weeks alone, the Liyu Police slaughtered more than 200 innocent Oromo people. These paramilitary forces are engaged in ethnic cleansing through armed attacks against unarmed Oromo civilians, women and children. The barbaric Agazi and Liyu Police are burning down villages, displacing thousands of people from their ancestral land, and carry out pillage in several districts of Oromia, for instance Qumbii, Cinaaksan, Gursum, Mayyuu Mulluqqee, Miidhagaa Lolaa, Odaa Diimaa, and Hara Funaanni. [More]

[Afaan Oromo] [Englsih] 


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2017 New Year Message from OLF Chairman Galasa Dilbo

Comrades and Compatriots, Happy new year to you all! I hope you will celebrate the start of 2017 in good spirit with comrades, family and friends. As the new year is approaching, it is good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us.

But, first a quick look back. 2016 was quite a year for all of us. We have been through many challenges; and the circumstances being most unfavorable for our nation. As the year ushered in, Oromia was in the midst of popular uprising spearheaded by our gallant youth. As the year progressed, our countrymen and women joined the peaceful resistance against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) occupying forces in masses in every part of our country. The response of the TPLF was brutal culminating in the October 2, 2016 massacre at the Irrechaa celebration in Bishoftu.

During the year, thousands of our people have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our country; tens of thousands are languishing in Nazi style concentration camps and thousands more suffering in countless torture chambers of the Ethiopian empire. Thus, as we are on the way to end this year, our people are in the grip of state terrorism and Oromia is under state of emergency, which is a euphemism for military rule. [more]

[Afaan Oromo]  [English]


 

Oromo Liberation Front proudly announces the election of Galasa Dilbo as its Chairman

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OLF ChairmanGalaasaa Dolloo OLF ChairmanOLF is pleased to announce the election of Galasa Dilbo as Chairman and Mulugeta Mosisa as Deputy Chairman of OLF in a democratic process accordance to the constitution of the organization.

Galasa Dilbo is recognized all across Oromia, for his selfless dedication to the freedom of his people. He has a proven track record of leadership skills and utilizing participatory leadership style. He has the vision to win the trust of the great Oromo nation and lead our organization to victory in the struggle for liberation of Oromia. [more]

[Afaan Oromo]  [English]


 

                         PRESS RELEASE 

Alabaa OromooAlabaa OromooJoint OLF and ULFO Statement on the Ethiopian Regime’s Mass Murder at the Irreechaa Festival on
October 2, 2016


We strongly condemn the brutal acts of state terrorism by the fascist TPLF regime on the Oromo people who were peacefully celebrating the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognised Thanksgiving religious festival known as Irreechaa, at the holy site of Lake Arsadi, Bishoftu, Oromia, on October 2, 2016. [more]

[Afaan Oromo]


The Oromo Irreecha Festival Revisited and Reinterpreted

By Mekuria Bulcha, PhD

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 Irreecha has a special place in strengthening unity since the people are not only displaying the varieties of Oromo costumes but also discuss together, share views in different dialects and sing Maree hoo as one. This shows unity. Irreecha is very important in strengthening unity….  It is important specifically for the youth to strengthen our unity. I am enjoying it and feeling happy about it. [more]


 

Alabaa OromooAlabaa OromooMEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING


This Memorandum of Understanding heralds an agreement that has been reached in the formation of coalition between Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and United Liberation Forces of Oromiya (ULFO)  [more]     

 

LABSA WALHUBANNOO


Tumsa Adda Bilisummaa Oromoo (ABO) fi Tokkummaa Humnoota Bilisummaa Oromiyaa (THBO) jidduutti utubame ilaalchisee labsa walhubannoo dhaabota lamaan irraa ba’e. [more]


 

Alaabaa Oromoo/ Oromo flagAlaabaa Oromoo/ Oromo flagWaamicha ABO dhaboota, sabboonoota fi qabsaawoota Oromoo maraaf

 

Furmaata kan argamsiisu, qabsaawoota, sabboonootaa fi jaalaltoota biyyaa ti. Furmaatni argamuus, ABO deebisanii tokkoomsuu, ijaaruu, jabeessuu, humneessuu fi irroomsuu ta’uu qaba. Kanatu, qabsoo bilisummaa Oromoof furmaata ta’a. Hoggansa fi jarmayaa tokkoome Oromiyaa keessatti yeroo gabaabduu keessatti deebisuu fi qabsoo bilisummaa finiinsuun gaafii bilbelchiiftuu yeroo tan har’a harkaa nu qabu. Caasaa tokkoomee fi hooggansa waloo qabaachuu fi qabsoo biyyaatti deebisuun, qabsoo bilisummaa milkeessuuf murteessaa dha.


Kanaaf ABO, dhaaboota, garreewwan, murnootaa fi nam-tokkeewwaan maqaa ABO qaban hundaa fi dhaaboota
Oromoo kan sagantaa walfakkaataa ABO wajjiin qabaatan hundaaf konfiraansii/Conference/ waloo tokko qopheessinee waan asii oltti kaafne waliin mar’annee hojjitti hiikuuf waamicha lammummaa fi jaallummaa isin hunddaafuu dhiyeessina. Nu hunduu, gaafatama woloo fi gaafatama seenaa waliin qabna. [more]


 

Peaceful protests in Oromia and Ethiopia: can you spot the difference?

 By: Falmata Biya

 5 August 2016

 The Ethiopian empire remains split between the north and south - the northerners are citizens and the southerners are  innocent Oromo people shot dead by the murderous racist Ethiopian regime for taking part in peaceful rallies across Oromia. innocent Oromo people shot dead by the murderous racist Ethiopian regime for taking part in peaceful rallies across Oromia.colonial subjects. The above two recent photos clearly demonstrate the bitter reality of Ethiopia – an empire that has been built on naked racism. The Tigre-Amhara coalition never accepted the Oromo and the rest as fellow citizens deserving equal respect or protection.

  Ethiopian citizens enjoying their rights of demonstrating in Gondar, Amhara state.Ethiopian citizens enjoying their rights of demonstrating in Gondar, Amhara state.

 Just in case you have not spotted the difference between the above two pictures, the photographic exhibit on the left shows innocent Oromo people shot dead by the murderous racist Ethiopian regime for taking part in peaceful rallies across Oromia.  The picture on the right shows Ethiopian citizens enjoying their rights of demonstrating in Gondar, Amhara state. [more]

 


 

Tarfa DibabaTarfa DibabaTHE OLF MOURNS THE PASSING OF COMRADE TARFA DIBABA
29 July 2016
It is with the deepest sorrow that the OLF announces the passing of Tarfa Dibaba on 29th July 2016 at the age of 76. Tarfa Dibaba was one of the founders and a senior member of OLF leadership. He was one of the early educated few that helped in advancing Oromo national struggle that led to the present awakening. Until he took his last breath, he had never stopped encouraging his comrades not to waver from their set objective. [more]


 OLF PRESS RELEASE: Lessons from the Ongoing Oromo Revolution and the Way Forward

 15 July 2016

The OLF stands ready to play a leading role in organizing such a Convention. Naturally we expect that Oromo scholarly, religious, and civic organizations, elders, as well as all Oromo political organizations will also play a leading role as equal partners, in contributing to the process of organizing and shaping the outcome the Convention. We invite also intellectuals to make their contributions to this effort without reservation, fear or favour. Oromo media organizations are expected to play a significant role for the realization of the Convention as well as holding political actors accountable once a Consensus is adopted.  

The Convention we envisage will not only produce a clear roadmap that takes our nation to independence, but also provide a much needed code of conduct for Oromo political actors. We believe that once agreed upon and adopted by the majority, the National Consensus will help in devising a transitional structure for Oromo self-governance during the post-Woyane period and beyond.  Our action now can have a significant impact on the fate of our nation, and be under no illusion, so does our inaction. read more

Labsaa ABO, Afaan Oromoo 

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A Historic Mass Uprising in Oromia

Itana Gammada

The only viable choice for nations or peoples under colonial occupation is to set forth their goals, become organized and united in their stated objectives, and fight for their freedom, independence, justice, and dignity....Today, our nation Oromia is under siege. read more >>>


 

Ethiopia: 25 Years of Human Rights Violations

Oromo protest against the Addis Ababa Master Plan erupted again in late 2015. The government labelled the protesters as “terrorists” and escalated its response against them, resulting in deaths, injuries and the mass arrest of protesters, opposition party leaders and journalists. The ATP permits up to four months of pre-trial detention, which contravenes international human rights standards.  Amnesty International has documented the widespread use of torture and other ill-treatment of protesters during this lengthy pre-trial detention period. The Federal police, regional police and the military killed children as young as twelve years of age during the protests. The security forces and the military have discharged live ammunition, and beaten up protestors, wounding hundreds of people. They have also conducted mass arrests during the protests as well as its aftermath. read more

Source Amnesty International


 

Killings and Arrests in Response Oromo Protests, “Such a Brutal Crackdown”

State security forces in Ethiopia have used excessive and lethal force against largely peaceful protests that have swept through Oromia, the country’s largest region, since November 2015. Over 400 people are estimated to have been killed, thousands injured, tens of thousands arrested, and hundreds, likely more, have been victims of enforced disappearances. read more


 

Who are the Rulers of Ethiopian Empire?

Ibsaa Guutamaa

Rulers were encouraging that type of pride to insulate them from the ongoing truth.The Habashaa are divided into two major groups, Amhara and Tigrawayi. Most of the time, Amhara groups participated in governance. This time the minority Tigrean ruling group shares the saddle. read more


 

 

OLF is Oromo, Oromo is OLF

Oromo liberation movement originated from pain oppression caused to Oromo society. At a period when poverty, illiteracy, ignorance and physical and psychological abuse reached an intolerable level in Oromiyaa social movements to ameliorate them started to show up and political grievances started to simmer. read more


 

From a Student Movement to a National Revolution—A Struggle with an Independent Oromo State Insight. Prof Mekuria Bulcha

The Oromo and the other peoples in the southern part of Ethiopia are caught in a vicious circle of tyranny that is deeply rooted in a colonial conquest at the end of the 19th century.


 

The need for Oromo nationalists' unity to end Tigrayan genocide of Oromo people

Leenjiso Horo

The Oromo people have united more than ever before from width and breath of Oromia to end the colonial occupation in order to restore their full national sovereignty and independence. read more


 

“Let No External Pressure Force You to Back from Fulfilling Your Responsibilities to Your People”

Introduction

"Dhibbaa kara kamiyyuu isinitti dhufuun dirqamtani of duuba hin jedhina; waan saba keenyaf hin baasaa, bu’as qaba jettan hojjedha."

"Let no external pressure force you to back from fulfilling your responsibilities to your people; do what you believe will serve the interest of our nation."

Yishaaq to Galaasaa Dilboo, Secretary General of the OLF, 1994. read more