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Oromia the home of Gadaa System

Ambassador Suleyman Daddafoo: Bara 1992 akkaataa EPRDF ABO dhiibee biyya baase. የቡዳ መድኃኒት በጀርመን ፍራንክፈርት:: OMN: Gaafii fi deebii Obbo Galaasaa Dilboo HD-ABO VOA: Hidhaa fi Dararaa waggaa kudhiif maatii irrra ga'e.

OLF is a covenant between Oromo youth and Oromo nation for liberation and independence from colonial rule.

Posted 7/22/2019

OLF is a covenant between Oromo youth and Oromo nation for liberation and independence from colonial rule. That became the national Kaayyoo. The road map that the original OLF drew has already put Oromummaa on international stage and is so far unrivaled in showing the way to free and independent Oromiyaa. It is a road map that takes into consideration Gadaa democratic principles of equality, freedom, self-reliance and brother and sisterhood of all human beings. That is why even in its absence enemies of the Oromo nation are scared by its thoughts that Oromiyaa will never again be governable without the will of the Oromiyaans. Even when it is at its weakest point, OLF remained strong as Ayyaana Oromo (Oromo spirit). True OLF is organization of volunteers that is blind to gender, race, creed, clan and place of birth and hoped that all that claim to be so will live up to this lofty Kaayyoo.

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We are faced with people that are physically in 21st century and mentally in the 19th.

Posted 7/17/2019

Ibsaa Guutamaa

The era is an era which is difficult to believe even oneself, when we are faced with people that are physically in 21st century and mentally in the 19th. We have lived as oppressor and the oppressed; them thinking with barrel of the gun and we overwhelmed with fright. Now we both are free to use our brains equally. We have been denied to exercise leadership lack of which is reflected in our present situation. Oromo people have attained political consciousness higher than its leaders. Because revolutionaries are being a rare commodity, they are short of leadership that the time demands. Blind selfishness is also observable. One who extremely loves oneself sees everything with spectacle and not ashamed to leave this century and go back to the most primitive relations to appeal for support. For that reason, except going backwards advancing forward is met with obstacles. Because the guns have fallen from their hands our adversaries seem to get confused on how to use their brains for peaceful relations.

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How determined diaspora fought for democratic space in Ethiopia

Posted 5/11/2019

By Sinke Wesho

Siinqee WeeshooSiinqee WeeshooThe thought of this particular article, it's execution and where the setting would be  jogged my memory beyond the last four years. As I ran the events through my head, names came out flying from the back of my mind to the fore. Every event had someone attached to it. I almost mentioned names and watched them be heroes of events but this changed as the list of names populated my grey matter. I named, remembered, spelled and wrote their correct initials in my head continuously. I then decided.... If I could get away with it, as I can, I shall not mention  names. Thus, I will not go back on my words and my decision and instead,  do the spill on what the diaspora contribution has been on the transition that is making Ethiopia an example in shaking off dictatorship in a more democratic manner than ever before.

When I say diaspora, I mean Oromo diaspora. Of course, I selfishly say that with immense pride. Many on different fronts died for these changes to come by but I will feed the human part of myself and be biased for the sake of truth.

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No Change Unless Old Ethiopia Mentality is Changed

Posted 4/8/2019

Flag of Ethiopia/Abyssinia empire.Flag of Ethiopia/Abyssinia empire.Ibsaa Guutamaa

It seems we are now in a period like that of Ali Aluulaa, the last Oromo regent/guardian of the Ethiopian throne. He was true to his trusteeship and did not crown himself when Teedros came to disgracefully discarded him. But no one called Teedros “Zaranya” when he chased out Oromo from his kingdom. Ali’s fall did not affect him alone but the Oromo in the region were never able to raise their head since then. Political guardians were then like nannies who raise others children to be masters, never themselves being one. It was to get out of such situation that Oromo started liberation movement. From the beginning they were divided into ones that stand for independence and those that stand for democratization of Ethiopian Empire. Today both might have found a common way that leads to the supreme judge, the Oromo people, thanks to Oromo youth movement. The ones who started armed struggle in the name of independence under the vanguard organization OLF were able to make the world aware of the plight of their people and were able to take part in the Transitional Government of Ethiopia (TGE). Even after OLF was purged from TGE independent Oromo organizations have tried to organize themselves for democratization of Ethiopia as loyal opposition. But they were rejected by the Ethiopians. Most of them were subjected to suffering alleged of being OLF. The time was a time when it was said, “If you scratch OPDO inside is OLF”. Difference between most of them was a matter of issue presentation. They similarly believed that at the end it will be the Oromo people that have to determine in a referendum what fits it. Many supported the change believing it will take them there. With change a new union is expected not repetition of oppressive old Ethiopia.

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Jeequmsa Oromiyaa dhihaa

Posted 1/15/2019
Ibsaa Guutama

Map of OromiaMap of OromiaBirdhuun waraanaan dhufuu fi goolii jala jiraachuun waggoota hedduu dhufaniif salphaatt sammuu ummataa keessaa bahuu hin dandahamu. Akka waldhabdichi dheerataa deemeen kurnoota dheeraa as deemaniif sammuuquwii fi diinagdee irratt badiisaa guddaa geessisuu dandaha. Ummata ajjeesaa fi ciiga’aa siif dhaabbanna jechuu fakkeesitummaa dha.

Waant si’a amma konyaa Qellemitt taha jiru kan achitt dhalatee hafee ilmoo namaa kamiifuu kan garaa kan nyaatu. Karaa fi waabariitu cufame; diinagaddeen kufee, amanamummaan ummatichaa gara hundaan dirqamsiifamaa jira; lubbuunis badaa, gooliin biyya fudhataa jira. Waldhabdeen hanga dheerataa deemett badiisi inni sammuquyii fi diinagdee irratt kurnoota hedduu dhufaniif qabatu hammaa bahaa taha. Sanneen, gidiraa kaaba, bahaa fi kibbaa hanga yoonaa nu laalessaa jiran irratt dabalamee goodaannis hin dhin’ne seexaa keenya irratt dhiisee darba. 

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One of the influential figures in the Oromo struggle for freedom before and after the formation of OLF.

Posted 12/28/2018

Demissie K Serda was a chairperson of Ethiopian Agricultural and Industrial Labour Union, was tortured in Derg prison, languished for 12 years in jail and 
OLF representatives during the Transitional Charter Conference.Demissie K Serda was a chairperson of Ethiopian Agricultural and Industrial Labour Union, was tortured in Derg prison, languished for 12 years in jail and OLF representatives during the Transitional Charter Conference.Tullu Liban

Reports have it that a team of senior OLF gurus led by Obbo Gelasa Dilbo will be arriving in Finfinnee on December 29, 2018. In the team are great personalities like Obb Ibsa Gutema, Obbo Demissie Kebede Serda and Obbo Mulugeta Mosisa among others. These are influential figures in the Oromo struggle for freedom before and after the formation of OLF.
I would like at this juncture to take the liberty of saying few words about Demissie Kebede Serda whom I know very well in person, give due respect for his selfless contributions to the cause of the Oromo people and admire as a role model. Demissie is going home after 27 years in exile, though he has never been detached from his people in sprite and deeds for such a long time. 

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የድለላ ፖለቲካ የሕዝቦችን መብት ሊሸረሽርና ሊያጠፋ አይገባውም።

Posted 12/20/2018
Tsegaye Ararssa

Oromia mapOromia mapይሄ "የአስተዳደር ወሰንና የማንነት ጉዳዮች ኮሚሽን" ኢ-ሕገመንግሥታዊ በሆነ መንገድ ሕገ-መንግሥትን የማሻሻል (ወይም በከፊል የመሻር) ተግባር ስለሆነ ፍፁም ሕጋዊ ተቀባይነት አይኖረውም። ምንጩም ተለጣፊዎችን ለማስደሰት የሚደረግ፣ ይዘቱ ግን አገርንና ሕዝብን የሚጎዳ የድለላ (የ appeasement) ፖለቲካ ነው።

የክልል ወሰን የሚበጀው አሰፋፈርን፣ ቋንቋን፣ ማንነትንና የሕዝብን ፈቃድ ባገናዘበ መልኩ መሆኑን ሕገ-መንግሥቱ በአንቀጽ 46(2) በግልፅ ያስቀመጠው ጉዳይ ነው። በዚህ ሕገ-መንግሥታዊ መስፈርት መሠረት ያልተካለሉ አካባቢዎች መኖራቸው፣ ኢሕአዴግ ከመጀመሪያው አንስቶ ሕገ-መንግሥቱን ከሥልጣኑ ማስጠበቂያነት ባሻገር ለሕዝቦች መብት ማስከበሪያነት እንዲውል አለመፈለጉን ያሳያል።

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በጀግኖች መሰዋዕትነት የተገኘው የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ዛሬ በመንገደኞች እና የፖላቲካ ደላላዎች እየተቀማ ነው።

Posted 12/20/2018
Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni

Wikipedia: Baro Tumsa was a pharmacist, lawyer and Oromo nationalist and political activist in Ethiopia. He was the younger brother of the famed Reverend Gudina Tumsa and was one of the Founding Congress of the Oromo Liberation Front. Wikipedia: Baro Tumsa was a pharmacist, lawyer and Oromo nationalist and political activist in Ethiopia. He was the younger brother of the famed Reverend Gudina Tumsa and was one of the Founding Congress of the Oromo Liberation Front. ጀግንነት ሃብት ነው። ንብረት ነው። ስም ነው። ታርክ ነው። ቅርፅ ነው። የአገር እና የማንነት መሠረት ነው። የመኖር ትርጉም ነው።

የኦሮሞ ህዝብ እልፍ አዕላፍ ጀግኖች ነበሩት፣ አሉትም። የነዚህ ጀግኖች ወራሾች እኛ ጀግኖች ልጆቻቸው ነን። የአባቶቻችንን ታርክ እና ስም ማስከበርም የእኛ የልጆቻቸው ግዴታ እና ኃላፊነት ነው።

እኛ ግን በነዝላልነት የጀግኖች አባቶቻችንን ታርክ እና ስም ወይ እያሰደብን ወይም እያስቀማን ነው። በዚህ ነዝላልነታችን አባቶቻችንን በመቃብር ውስጥ እያሰደብን ነው። በህይወት ያለውን ኩሩውን የኦሮሞን ህዝብ በቁም እያዋረድን ነው።

በጀግኖቹ በእና ጄኔራል ታደሰ ብሩ፣ ማሞ መዘምር፣ ኤሌሞ ቅልጡ፣ ክንፈ ሚካኤል እኔሳ፣ ደረጀ ገረሱ፣ ኃይሌ ፊዳ፣ በቀለ ነዲ፣ ዳንኤል አበበ አረጋይ፣ ሃጂ አደም ሳዶ፣ ዋቆ ጉቱ እና ሌሎች በርካታ ጀግኖች መሰዋዕትነት የተገኘው የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ዛሬ በመንገደኞች እና የፖላቲካ ደላላዎች እየተቀማ ነው።

የጀግኖች አባቶቻችን ስም እና እነርሱ የሞቱለት የኦሮሞ የማንነት ክብር በፖላቲካ ነጋዴዎች ተዋርዶ፣ ለህወሃት እና አጫፋሪዎቻቸው መቆመሪያ ሆኗል። እነ መገርሳ በሪ የሞቱለት የኦሮሞ የነፃነት አርማ የፖላቲካ ደላላዎች የንግድ ምልክት ሆኗል። ይህ ወንጀል ነው።

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"ኦነግ-ሻነ" ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ ግንባሩ ከህወሓት ጋር ይፋዊ ያልሆነ ግንኙነት መስርቷል እየተባለ እየታማ ነው

Posted 12/18/2018

ለኦሮሞ ነፃነት ግንባር እና ለደጋፊዎቹ

አፈንዲ ሙተቂ

Dawud Ibsa one of the OLF function, aka "Shanee"leader Dawud Ibsa one of the OLF function, aka "Shanee"leader ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ ግንባሩ ከህወሓት ጋር ይፋዊ ያልሆነ ግንኙነት መስርቷል እየተባለ እየታማ ነው። ይህ ትክክል ያልሆነ የጠላት ወሬ ነው እያልን ስናስተባብል ቆይተናል። በእርግጥም ለኦሮሞ ህዝብ ነፃነትና መብት ለአርባ አምስት ዓመታት በጽናት ሲታገል የቆየው ኦነግ በአጭበርባሪነቱ ከሚታወቀው ወያኔ ጋር ተስማምቶ ራሱን ወደ ተላላኪነት ደረጃ ያወርዳል ብሎ ማሰብ በጣም ይከብዳል።

ይሁን እንጂ ከቅርብ ጊዜ ወዲህ በሶሻል ሚዲያው ላይ የምናየው ነገር በጣም እያደናገረን ነው። በተለይ ወያኔ በፌስቡክ ላይ ያሰማራቸው ተላላኪዎቹ ኦነግንና መሪውን ከልክ በላይ እያደነቁ የኦዴፓ መሪዎችን ሲወነጅሉ ማየት ብዙዎችን ለጥርጣሬ የሚጋብዝ ሆኗል። በተጨማሪም አሉላ ሰለሞንን የመሳሰሉ በወንጀል የሚጠረጠሩ ማጅራት መቺዎች ONN በተሰኘው ጣቢያ በተደጋጋሚ ጊዜያት መቅረባቸው ነገሩን እያወሳሰበው ይገኛል።

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The author of the OROMO DEMOCRACY: An Indigenous African Political System, received an honorary degree.

Posted 12/18/2018

(EP) Eritrean Professor Asmerom Legesse and author of the OROMO DEMOCRACY: An Eritrean Professor Asmerom Legesse and author of the OROMO DEMOCRACYEritrean Professor Asmerom Legesse and author of the OROMO DEMOCRACYIndigenous African Political System, received an honorary degree from Addis Ababa University.

The Harvard professor also wrote, Gada: Three Approaches to the Study of African Society.

The anthropologist Asmerom is well known for the relentless efforts he has done to introduce Gada system to the world.

Two years ago, the retired professor saw the fruits of his 50 years hard work when the UNESCO adopted Gada, the five-century-old constitution of the Oromo of Ethiopia, as one of the world intangible heritage.

An honorary degree has exactly the same description as an earned doctorate in some universities.

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