Oromo Liberation Front

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 14th, 2014
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By Tesfaye Demmellash (PhD) – Part I Moving steadily toward political transformation in Ethiopia and picking up the pace of change require advancing the resistance in thought, strategy, and practice. Essentially, this means gaining clarity about what the resistance is broadly and deeply against...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 7th, 2014
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By Malkaa Guutuu* | April 2014 In my previous letter, I argued that the Oromo Democratic Front’s imminent entry into the current Ethiopian political landscape might prove to be beneficial for the Oromo; concluded by stating that the move was also fraught with certain risks; and promised to identify w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2014
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By Biraanu Gammachu OLF’s presentation of Oromo as non-Ethiopia was completely wrong. Ethiopia is significantly a making of Oromo. De-making Ethiopia amounts to De- making Oromo. Independent Republic Oromia is therefore not within a substantive Oromo worldview; at best it’s an artistic culture. Funct...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 19th, 2013
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By Mulata Gudata Politics rises with time and dies with time. Politics has a ‘wind’ – the political wind which blows in different directions at different times. The wind and time of communism held sway across the better part of our glob for the better part of the 20th century before it run out ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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By Terrence Lyons,   A year after Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn came to power following the death of longtime leader Meles Zenawi in August 2012, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) remains firmly in control. It has continued to govern through a collec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2013
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The Oromia Support Group (OSG), a non-political organisation, in association with the Oromo Relief Association UK, have released a report  which compiles information obtained from Oromo and Ogaden refugees in South Africa in October and November 2012. The report intends to raise awareness of human ri...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 18th, 2013
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Press Release The Federal High Court of Ethiopia sentenced 21 Oromo Nationals (most of whom are university students) to as much as 2-8 years in prison on 7th August, 2013. The report HRLHA received indicates that all of them have spent about three years pending trials on alleged charges of collaborat...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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hare (OPride) – Jiitu Wakjira was only five years old when Ethiopian security forces took away her father, Dhabasa Wakjira, from their home in April 2004. Jiitu understood very little at the time, but remembers missing her father, whom she visited at Ethiopia’s notorious Kaliti prison every wee...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jun 26th, 2013
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The Oromo people make up about 40 per cent of Ethiopia’s population, yet face widespread discrimination and have long been targeted by the government. So what should be done to stop the marginalisation of the Oromos and end Ethiopia’s internal ethnic divide?...
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Apr 15th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Ethiopia today is a “prison of nations and nationalities with the Oromo being one of the prisoners”, proclaimed the recently issued Declaration of the Congress of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF). This open-air prison is administered through a system of “bogus federalism” in whi...