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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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     RESPONSE OF THE OROMO LIBERATION FRONT TO PM ABIY’S CALL


The speech made by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed on June 19, 2018 in the Ethiopian Parliament calling for reconciliation is admirable and his call for peaceful settlement of conflicts in Ethiopia deserves consideration. However, we will take this opportunity to reiterate the goal of the struggle of our organization, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), for more than 40 years, to come to the concrete content of our response to the call.

It is a well-known fact that the relationship between the Ethiopian state and the Oromo people is not based
on an agreement or a political contract entered voluntarily by both parties. The Oromo people were dragged
into it against their will. Ethiopia occupied Oromia by force and denied the Oromo people the right to identity, enslaved them, and used their resources and labour, put them in darkness and lived so far. Needless to say, that Oromia has been under occupation and was ruled by force for more than 130 years. It was out of this reality that the OLF was formed in 1973 to organize and lead the Oromo people in the struggle for the liberation of Oromia. The same persistent reality also created the current unrest in Oromia. [read more] [Afaan Oromoo]

 


 

Alaabaa OromooAlaabaa Oromoo 

MEMORANDUM 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]

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Alaabaa OromooAlaabaa OromooLessons 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 


Alaabaa OromooAlaabaa Oromoolabsa ABO Adoolessa  2016

Warraaqsa Oromoo amma deemaa jirurraa waan barannee fi daandii fuula duraa

Uummanni Oromoo sagalee tokkoon dubbatan. Walabummaa Oromiyaa jechaa jiru. Dhaabileen siyaasaa Oromoo fi kan hawaasaa qabsoo deemaa jiruuf gumaachuuf hundee rakkoo uummata keenyaa hubachuu qooda kennuu danda’aniif haalaan barbaachisaa dha. Gareen tokko tokko Hundee gaaffii Oromoo hubachuu dhabuurraa qabsoon bilisummaa oromoo qancaruun hubatamuu qab. Afaanfajii fi hubachuu dhabuu dhabamsiisuudhaaf galmi qabsoo Oromoo xaliila tahee mul’achuu fi dubbatamuu qaba. Dhaabileen siyaasaa Oromoo sagalee uummata bal’aa Oromoo dhaggeefachuun, waan isaan aarsaa jabaa godhaa jiraniif hubachuudhan, toora saniin akka gumaachan gadi-jabeesinee hubachiifna.

Seenaa boonsaan abbootii fi haadholii kan nu-barsiisu Oromoon waan dhimma walii, kan waan biyyaa laalu taa’ee marihatee seera tumata (Tumaa Seeraa). Hegeree Oromiyaa murteessuuf yeroon itti marihatan, yeroon itti dirqamaa fi mirga ifii beekanii seera tumaa qabsoo dhugaarratti hundaa’e kan tahuu qabu amma tahuu ABO jabeessee amana. read more