The Shinniga Oath: Oromo Martyrs' Day

Published June 9, 2024, 4:32 a.m. by FNN in English

Commemorating Oromo Martyrs' Day

April 15th is a significant date for the Oromo people, a day to honor the martyred heroes and renew commitment to achieving the goals for which they gave their lives.

The organized struggle of the Oromo people since the 1960s has culminated in the establishment of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)/ Oromo Liberation Army (OLA). The Oromo have endured immense hardships and made great sacrifices in their fight against oppression. April 15th has been chosen as Oromo Martyrs' Day for a profound reason: on April 15, 1980, prominent leaders and founders of the OLF were martyred. …

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Baqala Garba's Departure Could Be A Potential Catalyst for Armed Struggle: Analyzing his Exit in the Context of the OFC's Letter

Published Aug. 30, 2023, 4:59 p.m. by FNN in English


Finfinne, Oromia - In a significant development following the resignation of its first deputy chairperson, Baqala Garba, the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) has issued a profound acknowledgment of his departure, coupled with a heartfelt expression of gratitude for his unwavering commitment to the tenets of freedom, justice, and democracy. The party expressed its gratitude citing Baqala's service despite multiple incarcerations.

The OFC's statement conveys a sense of solemnity at Baqala Garba's abrupt departure, accompanied by a poignant affirmation of the party's profound respect for his decision. The Ethiopian political landscape, as articulated by Baqala Garba himself in his resignation letter …

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The Decline of Amhara Elites: A Three-Decade Fall from Grace Accelerated in the Last Five Years

Published Aug. 15, 2023, 11:29 p.m. by FNN in English

Over the past few decades, the Ethiopian political landscape has undergone a significant transformation, marked by the rise and fall of various nations and political groups. Among these shifts, the Amhara political forces, once prominent players in Ethiopian politics, have experienced a notable decline in influence and significance. This decline, which has been accelerated in the last five years, represents a complex interplay of historical factors, shifting power dynamics, and evolving social and economic contexts.

Historical Context and Changing Power Dynamics

For much of Ethiopia's history, the Amhara elite group held a central role in the country's political and cultural …

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Strategies for OLA Success: Overthrowing Ethiopian Dictators - Unveiling Brutality and Igniting Change

Published Aug. 15, 2023, 10:20 p.m. by FNN in English


Throughout history, liberation forces have demonstrated their capacity to challenge and dismantle dictatorial regimes through various means, be it armed uprisings or mass mobilization. The Oromo people are no strangers to the desire for change, and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), as a strong liberation force, stands as a potential contender against the Ethiopian dictators. Drawing insights from historical examples and recent atrocities committed by the Ethiopian government, this article delves into the potential strategies that the OLA could adopt to effectively challenge and topple Ethiopian dictators, with a focus on their recent brutalities against the Oromo nation.

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Celebrating Oromian Culture and Achievements at the Heritage Festival in Edmonton

Published Aug. 10, 2023, 5:47 p.m. by Raajii in English

By Raajii Gudeta, Freelance Journalist and an Oromo Social Media Activist

The Heritage Festival held in Edmonton from August 5 to 7, 2023, was a vibrant and mesmerizing tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the Oromo people. As the event marked the 50th Golden Anniversary of the festival, it garnered attention not only from across North America but also from beyond its borders. The heart of the festival was undoubtedly the Oromia pavilion, which brilliantly showcased the diverse and captivating culture of the Oromo people.

A Tapestry of Heritage

The Oromia pavilion was not just a physical space; it …

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Deadly Amhara Attack on Wallo Oromos Sparks Criticism, Oromo Clergy Split from Ethiopian Orthodox Synod

Published Jan. 31, 2023, 1:04 a.m. by FNN in English


Beginning from January 15, 2023 , the Amhara regional government's special forces attacked Wallo Oromos using heavy machine guns and rockets for about a week. Over 100 Oromo civilians were killed, with reports of homes being burned and women being mutilated. Among the victims was a lactating woman who was only one month postpartum, and her child was also killed.

Amid the violence, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) released a manifesto  detailing the aims of its struggle and highlighting the Ethiopian government's violations of human rights. The manifesto calls for an end to the extrajudicial killing of Oromos, respect …

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A brief Political Manifesto of the OLF-OLA

Published Jan. 24, 2023, 5:56 a.m. by FNN in English


From Armed Struggle to the Prospect for Peace 

Oromo Liberation Front- Oromo Liberation Army 


January 2023


1. Our Struggle 

We, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), fight for the Oromo people's right to self-determination. 

We fight for the freedom of the Oromo people from political exclusion, economic exploitation, and socio-cultural marginalization. 

  1. a) We fight to realize the Oromo people’s right to freely determine their political status. For the right of our people to determine their political destiny and establish a responsive government through freely elected representatives. 
  2. b) …

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The disarmament, demobilization and re-integration agreement between Prosperity Party and TPLF

Published Nov. 12, 2022, 6:38 p.m. by FNN in English

The text of the disarmement agreement is found below: 
2) Disarmament of Tigrayan Combatants 
2.1 In accordance with Article 6 of the Agreement, the following will be the process
of this disarmament:
(a) Orientation by the commanders for their respective forces will take place over a period of seven (7) days starting on the date of the commanders' arrival to the regular position on 15 November 2022.
(b) After the orientation, disengagement will take place over a period of four (4) days in four disengagement zones.
(c) Upon    disengagement, the federal authorities shall assume federal
responsibilities in accordance with …

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As a hopeful brutal dictator Abiy Ahmed sets Ethiopia ablaze, the UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns within 44 days

Published Oct. 20, 2022, 8:11 p.m. by FNN in English


Abiy Ahmed came to power riding on the Oromo youth struggle that shook the EPRDF to its core four years ago. Early on, Abiy Ahmed promised the Oromo youth that he was one of their own and that he would make sure to deliver their demands for justice, democracy, and self-rule.
He started by inviting home outlawed political parties, including the Oromo Liberation Front, and releasing political prisoners. He promised during his tenure that his government won't imprison anyone without confirming crimes and said that killing is an indicator of defeat. That mantra went out through the window when …

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The UN Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia concluded war crimes are committed by government forces

Published Sept. 20, 2022, 5:37 p.m. by Daniel in English

After two months of investigation in to the human rights violations in Ethiopia, the UN ad-hoc Commission that was established to investigate human right violation in Ethiopia has concluded the first phase of its investigations. The UN International Commision of Human Right Experts on Ethiopia was establsihed based on a resolution issued by the UN Human Rights Council on December 17, 2021. The UNHRC established a commission of three international experts on human rights to investigate the human rights violations perpetrated in Ethiopia. The group included Kaari Betty Murungi (Kenya), Chair; Steven Ratner (United States of America); Radhika Coomaraswamy …

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Citizens pay the price as terror reigns in Oromia: Time for Western Foreign Policy on Ethiopia to change direction

Published Aug. 17, 2022, 2:30 a.m. by FNN in English

The Oromia Support Group (OSG) has raised an alarm about the intensified widespread execution of Oromo civilians by the Ethiopian government forces and the Amhara regional military in the last few months. This press release follows the recent OSG report number 60 which detailed the killing of over 363  Oromo civilians which OSG reported as few among the over 650 Oromo civilians since the beginning of this year.

OSG attributed the continued mass killings and arbitrary killings of Oromos by the Ethiopian government forces and the Amhara regional forces to two main reasons: 1) to eradicate the support base of …

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Execution of 31 detained civilians in one village within 6 days.

Published July 19, 2022, 5:58 p.m. by FNN in English

OSG Press Release. 

PRESS RELEASE 19 July 2022

On 18 July, OSG received information from the OLF, via its representative in Australia, of the detention, extortion, torture and execution of 31 civilians in a single village, Qondala 01, Begi district, West Wallega zone of Oromia Region, within six days, 10-15 July.

Ethiopian National Defence Forces Central Command, 7th Division, were responsible. Two of the executed men, fathers of 3 and 4 children, were promised release on payment of 50,000 and 100,000 Birr (£800 & £1600). These sums were paid but ‘they were killed anyway’ and thrown on the street. The …

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What Really Happened in the “Tole Massacre” in Western Ethiopia?

Published July 14, 2022, 2:27 p.m. by FNN in English

Reporting without Verification Exposes Major Media Outlets to Complicity 

in a Deadly Government Narrative in Ethiopia


Account Issued by the coalition of Oromo advocacy and human rights groups


July 6, 2022


During the week following June 18, international print and broadcast media ran a dramatic story about a “massacre” that was supposedly carried out by a “rebel group” driven by “ethnic hatred” in the Oromia region of Western Ethiopia. The report, which grabbed the headlines and went viral on the Internet on June 19, was that “at least 200” persons who were claimed to be “civilians” of …

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OLF-OLA sends an open letter to the Kenyan government

Published May 11, 2022, 12:35 a.m. by FNN in English

The Oromo Liberation Army sent an open letter to the Kenyan government in reaction to a comment by Marsabit goverment in which the latter referred to the OLF. Marsabit county is a northern Kenyan district bordering the Borana zone of Oromia. It is about 460km from or 5:40hours from Yabello, Borana, Oromia. Thousands of the Borana Oromos count Sololo, Marsabit, Kenya as home. There is strong ties between the Kenya Borenas and Oromia Borana as they are both Oromo and share the same desent. 

Politicians have tried to saw discord between the same people across the border often as the …

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Oromo Liberation Army issues condolences for passing of comrade Dr. Tadasse Eebba Fido

Published May 3, 2022, 9:52 p.m. by FNN in English

Dr. Taddasaa  Eebbaa Fidoo, a well known Oromo political leader and dimplomat who had served in the Oromo Liberation Front for over four decades passed away on May 1, 2022 after battling brain cancer for the last few years. Dr. Fidoo was one of the pioneers of the Oromo struggle for independence and he is loved by millions of people in Oromia and accross the world.

Dr. Fidoo was a seasoned diplomat, a determined and unwavering poltical leader who advanced the Oromo struggle for independence. He was among those who introduced the Oromo people to the world and played a …

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OLF issues a press statement on the release of its chairperson, Dawud Ibsa

Published March 16, 2022, 7:46 p.m. by FNN in English

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) went back to Ethiopia on September 15, 2018 with a hope of an open political space to freely participate in the political process and election. The OLF was welcomed in the capital Finfinne by a crowd of over 5 million people from around Oromia and abroad. The return of OLF back to Ethiopia was negotiated with the then Oromia Democratic Party (OPDO) officials Lama Magarsa and Workine Gebeyehu in Asmara, Eritrea. Since then, a lot of things changed rapidly. Lama gradually fall out with Abiy Ahmed. The flicker of democracy that started to show mid …

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OMRHO report on human rights of the Oromo people

Published Feb. 11, 2022, 8:59 p.m. by FNN in English

OMRHO e. V. Board Remarks

In this annual report, OMRHO e. V. presents human rights violations committed against the
Oromo people by the government and state actors in Ethiopia in the past year 2021.

Overshadowed by the civil war in the Tigray region that began in November 2020, state-
sanctioned human rights violations in the Oromia region have received little media coverage.

However, a highly underreported "hidden war" is raging in Oromia. The Ethiopian state's

counterinsurgency against the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) shows all the signs of state-
sponsored terror with disastrous consequences for the Oromo population.

This annual report …

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OLA issues a statement on the alleged massacre of civilians in Gidami

Published Feb. 11, 2022, 7:35 p.m. by FNN in English

Regarding the Alleged Massacre of Civilians in Gidami Woreda of West Oromia
(OLF-OLA Press Release)
The Oromo Liberation Front-Oromo Liberation Army (OLF-OLA) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the alleged killing of civilians in Gidami Woreda of Kellem Wollega Zone in the Oromia region. Despite the repeated, bordering on perpetual, misinformation and malign propaganda campaigns by the genocidal Abiy regime, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) has always been committed to its perennial objectives of liberating the Oromo people from the yoke of national oppression in the Ethiopian Empire. Our army fights with systems of oppression, not with individuals, much less …

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OLF statement on the situation of Oromo migrants in Saudi Arabia

Published Feb. 11, 2022, 6:51 p.m. by FNN in English

OLF Continues to Urge the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Handle Refugees Humanely Statement of the Oromo Liberation Front – 11, February 2022


The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Oromo people in general are immensely saddened by the continuous mistreatment of Oromo and other Ethiopian refugees by Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is to be recalled that the OLF had issued a statement on June 21, 2021 regarding the mistreatment of refugees in detention centers by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Although we hoped that the situation would improve, we are shocked …

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OLA press release on national dialogue

Published Jan. 31, 2022, 3:55 p.m. by FNN in English

The Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) issues a press release on the national dialogue fanned by the Prosperity Party. OLA lists six preconditions for national dialogue. 

1. Reaching a negotiated cessation of hostilities across the country; 

2. Dealing with Eritrean influence and withdrawing its forces from Ethiopia; 

3. Releasing all political prisoners across the country; 

4. Opening unimpeded humanitarian corridors wherever it’s needed; 

5. Repealing the proclamation that designates OLA and TPLF as terrorist organizations; 

6. An all-inclusive process that leads to the establishment of an independent commission acceptable to all stakeholders. 

The OLA lists …

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OLF operations & drone attack in Oromia

Published Jan. 5, 2022, 6:15 a.m. by FNN in English

In our today's news, OLA reported killing over 104 and injuring over 117 PP forces in central Oromia. In response, PP has intensified drone and airstrikes on the civilians homes, schools, and other public properties. We also report on the Oromo civilian attack and displacement by the Amhara terrorists in East Wallaga zones. Stay tuned.

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Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) Press release on drone and aerial attack on civilians in Oromia– January 1, 2022

Published Jan. 4, 2022, 6:19 a.m. by FNN in English

Drones and airstrikes by the Prosperity Party government killed and wounded by several civilians in different parts of Oromia.

Press release of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) – January 1, 2022

The Prosperity Party (PP) has continued intensifying and broadening the war in Oromia and elsewhere in the country. There is no region in Oromia where fighting is not taking place. In this round of offensive, it is being reported that the government is using Drone and Air strikes extensively and civilian casualty very high in many places. The displacement of local villagers and farmers and burning of their harvest …

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FNN Host Cybele and Dr Trevor Trueman on the OLA and the future of Ethiopia

Published Dec. 18, 2021, 7:04 a.m. by FNN in English

In today's interview, FNN Host Cybele speaks to Dr. Trevor Trueman on OLA and the future of Ethiopia and on the massacre of Oromos by Abiy regime and Amhara extremists. Tune in for more.


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OLA inflicts heavy casualty on Abiy Ahmed troops in Oromia

Published Dec. 14, 2021, 6:01 a.m. by FNN in English

In wars that lasted between December 11 and today, the OLA has inflicted heavy casualties on Abiy Ahmed and Amhara extremist forces in different zones in Oromia. The OLA reported freeing several towns close to Naqamte and other areas. Tune in for more.

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OLA press release on the leaked ruling party document

Published Dec. 10, 2021, 8:41 a.m. by FNN in English


 No Power under the Sun can stop the Oromo Struggle for Freedom! 

(OLF-OLA High Command Press Release) 

The Oromo struggle for self-determination and emancipation of our people has a recognized just cause and clear end goals without the attainment of which the movement shall not relent. While forming strategic and tactical alliances are an important component of achieving these objectives, the Oromo struggle has always relied primarily on the ingenuity and resources of its own sons and daughters. This is especially true now when the movement has reached new heights. 

Cognizant of these facts, the …

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Minnesota Oromo Community Issues Press Release

Published Dec. 9, 2021, 7:32 p.m. by FNN in English

Whereas Minnesota is a home to over 40,000 strong Oromo descendants, the largest Oromo diaspora, a second homeland, which Oromos love and call “Little Oromia”.


Whereas the leadership of Oromo Community of Minnesota, and the leaders and scholars of Oromo Religious Institutions in Minnesota have held an emergency meeting to address the current crisis in Oromia and hate speech against Oromo Muslims, and adherents of Islamic faith.


Whereas all leaders have repeatedly expressed their commitment to uphold, protect and secure the unbreakable natural bond of the Oromo nation, under all circumstances, and agreed to face all challenges and …

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OLA foils PP troops planned attack in Negele Borana, Guji, Oromia

Published Dec. 1, 2021, 7:28 a.m. by FNN in English

The OLA reported foiling a planned attack by Prosperity Party troops in Negele Borana zone. OLA reported killing 35 enemy combatants and injuring over 50 and capturing enemy vehicles. Meanwhile, the ruling party troops have shelled civilian homes and injured civilians including children.

FNN also received reports that poisonous chemicals were injected into school children in Ambo, Oromia causing the death of two and hospitalization of several of them.

The Abiy Ahmed regime has also expanded drone and other aerial attacks to the Ebantu and Kiramu districts of East Wallaga zones. Tune in for more.

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Abiy Ahmed's last ditch effort to retake towns and cities from OLA and TDF fails

Published Nov. 29, 2021, 6:12 a.m. by FNN in English

Despite mass mobilization of the federal defense forces, Amhara militia, Afar regional militia, and drones from Arab countries, and foreign recruits including Amhara Americans and 10000 Eritrean forces, Abiy Ahmed's last ditch effort to retake Wallo failed as OLA and TDF pushed back the ruling party's troops.

In another report, an Oromo youth called Kadir Shuke was killed by the ruling party militia in East Hararghe zone of Oromia. Tune in for more.

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OLA engages the Abiy Ahmed troops in the Finfinne environs

Published Nov. 9, 2021, 7:02 a.m. by FNN in English

The OLA north western Shagar command has been battling the Abiy Ahmed troops and has declared victories in the last few days. Among the contested towns between the OLA and Abiy Ahmed troops are Sabata, Dara, Sululta, and other towns around Finfinne.

#OLA #Finfinne #Oromia

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The brutal Abiy Ahmed regime conducts aerial attack on Oromos in the Wallo, Oromia

Published Nov. 6, 2021, 12:32 a.m. by FNN in English

The Abiy Ahmed regime conducted aerial attack on Oromos in the Wallo zone in the north killing over 50 and injuring more than 10 people. The advancement of OLA and TDF towards Finfinne the capital of Oromia and Ethiopia continues. OLA, TDF, and seven other Ethiopian liberation forces signed a cooperation deal in Washington DC today. Watch on Facebook

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The Ethiopian empire is in a political crises and turmoil.

Published Oct. 30, 2021, 3:46 p.m. by FNN in English

The Ethiopian empire is in a political crises and turmoil. Today's discussion focuses on the depth of the crises and the way forward for Oromia.The discussion will touch upon the political dialogue, who should moderate, who should participate, and what should be the expected outcome.



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The case of the Oromo Liberation Front Leaders and justice in Ethiopia

Published Oct. 7, 2021, 11:38 p.m. by FNN in English

In this FNN English program, our host speaks to Dr. Ragasa Oljira, the Oromo Liberation Front's Public Relation Officer. Dr. Ragasa explained the Ethiopian situation in great detail.

Watch the conversation in the attached video. 

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Oromia Support Group releases its 57th report on the Oromo human right situation

Published Sept. 1, 2021, 1:29 a.m. by FNN in English

The complete report of the Oromia Support Group is attached below:


"If you want to completely get rid of the fish, you need to dry up the ocean. Fekadu Tessema, Prosperity Party, Oromia branch. Oromia Regional Parliament meeting, Adama, 27 February 2021."


This catchphrase of dictators and perpetrators of abuse was used by the Oromia Prosperity Party head to justify ongoing, systematic elimination of Qeerroo, OLA and OLF supporters - to ‘overcome resistance in East and West Wallega, Guji and Borana zones of Oromia’.1

While the world’s attention has focussed on the horrors in Tigray since last November, …

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OGF strongly condemns the lies, deceptions, and false claims of the Ethiopian government that  Oromos in the diaspora support its war effort against Tigray

Published Aug. 31, 2021, 3:01 p.m. by FNN in English


Oromia Global Forum (ogfonline.org) strongly condemns the Ethiopian government lies that diaspora Oromos support his campaign against Tigray.


 Oromia Global Forum strongly condemns the lies, deceptions, and false claims of the Ethiopian government that 

Oromos in the diaspora support its war effort against Tigray 

To our dismay, on August 28, 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s mouthpiece - Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) - posted a news piece that the Oromo Diaspora declared their support for the Ethiopian government’s war against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. FBC masqueraded a few faces as members of the Oromo diaspora, …

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FNN Broadcasts on Monacosat/Yahsat

Published Aug. 13, 2021, 7:48 a.m. by FNN in English

Finfinne News Network (FNN) broadcasts a 24/7 television program to Oromia and the surrounding region via Monacosat/Yahsat. 

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Published June 13, 2021, 12:57 p.m. by FNN in English

The Oromo communities in North America issued a resolution on the current situation in Ethiopia.

Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018 as the immediate result of the Oromo revolution that weakened the Tigray People Liberation Front dominated Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Abiy Ahmed promised to transition the country to democracy over the two years leading up to an election in 2020 and initially released thousands of political prisoners, invited home political organizations previously outlawed by his regime, and promised justice based on the rule of law. 

However, he surrounded himself with elites from the Amhara ethnic group …

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Oromia Global Forum issues a press release on EZEMA leader Andargachew Tsige's American Flag burning and Embassy storming threat

Published May 20, 2021, 2:32 p.m. by FNN in English

Oromia Global Forum  a civic and professional Oromo organization based in the US issued a condemenation statement on Andergachew Tsige's rant to burn the American flag and storm the US embassy in Finfinne/Addis Ababa. In a televised meeting, Mr. Tsige appeared to be agitated and ranted to burn the American flag and slated a scathing  criticism against the American foreign policy with regards to the American government's recent call on the Ethiopian and Eritrean regimes to stop crimes against humanity in Tigray and Oromia regions.  


The press statement is found below:

"We have learned that a very shocking and …

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Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches express their concern to U.S. Secretary of State about the killings and imprisonment in Oromia

Published May 14, 2021, 12:28 p.m. by FNN in English


 The Honorable Mr. Anthony J. Blinken 

The Secretary of State 

U.S. Department of State 

Washington, D.C. 20520 

Fax: 202-261-8577 

Email: Secretary@state.gov 

May 13, 2021 

RE: Fear of Civil War in Ethiopia 

Your Excellency, 

We, the Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches, a non-profit umbrella organization of Oromo Churches from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa are bringing to your attention again our utmost concerns and sadness regarding the continued unprecedented human rights violations and the drum of civil war in Ethiopia today. We appreciate the positive actions you are …

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HRLHA Denied Access to Visit the Oromo Liberation Front’s (OLF) Chairman Mr. Dawud Ibsa.

Published May 6, 2021, 4:36 p.m. by FNN in English

On May 04, 2021, ‘The OLF Diplomatic Chapter’ released an urgent press statement that condemns the illegal raid of the residence of Mr. Dawud Ibsa, chairperson of the OLF by the government security forces on the night of May 03, 2021, at around 8.00 pm local time. HRLHA has been following up on the situation from the very moment the Voice of Oromo Liberation (VOL) released a piece of news about the illegal raid of Mr. Dawud Ibsa ’s house. On May 05, 2021, in the afternoon, HRLHA officials comprising the Director-General and Country Director have been at the residence …

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The Illegitimate Ruling Clique of Ethiopia Has Once Again Quashed the Prospect of Peaceful Resolution of the Catastrophic Political Conflict in the Country

Published May 6, 2021, 1:29 a.m. by FNN in English

(OLA High Command)
In its April 27th, 2021 statement, the Oromo Liberation Army raised its concerns about the dire economic and political crisis that Ethiopia has descended into. The OLA proposed an eight-point plan that outlined a pathway towards peaceful resolution and democratic elections. Furthermore, the OLA also declared its readiness to cooperate with all stakeholders who have a similar interest in putting a permanent end to the suffering the peoples of Ethiopia are enduring.
The Oromo Liberation Front and the Oromo Federalist Congress, the two main Oromo political parties who were systematically pushed out of participating in …

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Open Letter to Mr. Anthony Blinken, Mr. António Guterres, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, and the International Community

Published May 5, 2021, 5:08 a.m. by FNN in English


By Concerned Oromos in North America and Europe

Mr. Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of States

Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa 

We are writing this letter out of our grave concern for the safety of Mr. Dawud Ibsa, the Chairman of the Oromo Liberation Front, and his family who are under PM Abiy’s security siege and to ask you to pressure the Abiy government to ensure his safety during this volatile time for the country.   

Mr.  Dawud Ibsa is the chairman of the Oromo Liberation Front – A legally …

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The Anti- Terrorism Bill Proposed by Ethiopian Council of Ministers is a Deliberate Move to Block Peaceful Process.

Published May 3, 2021, 4:46 p.m. by FNN in English

(OLF Press Statement, May 3, 2021)
The Ethiopian Council of Ministers’ Anti- Terrorism Law proposal issued on May 1, 2021 to categorize the TPLF & ‘’Shene’’ as terrorist organizations is a deliberate move to prevent the participation of armed entities in the political Dialogue and to sabotage political dialogue in general. Although we do not understand how the word ‘Shene’ is used in the proposed bill, we guess they would mean ‘‘Shane’’ as they associate this word to any citizen of Oromia that does not support the Prosperity Party. However, the word ‘‘Shane’’ is a sacred word in Gada System …

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Five US senators letter to special envoy: Ethiopian election doesn't meet international standards

Published May 1, 2021, 1:23 p.m. by FNN in English

Five US senators wrote to US's  recently appointed especial envoy to the horn of Africa, Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman stressing the current condition in Ethiopia especially Tigray, the ongoing ethnic violence and civilains killings by state and non-state actors, and the upcoming election. The senators indicated more than 400 people were kiiled in the attack on Wallo Oromos. 


Moreover, the senators warned that the upcoming Ethiopian election slated to be held on June 5, 2021 is not on track to meet internation standards for freedom, fairness, and transparency. They stressed several opposition parties have already withdrawn from the election due …

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OLA's Propositions for Resolving the Political and Economic Instability in Ethiopia

Published April 29, 2021, 12:19 p.m. by FNN in English

(OLA High Command)


It is evident to all that the economic & political situation in Ethiopia and Oromia is getting from bad to worse. The 2018 revolution which shook the foundations of the dictatorial Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) regime, has been skillfully hijacked by the entities yearning for the return of the old political system which privileges certain communities belonging to specific ethnic groups while dehumanizing and impoverishing others. This political order, based on the neftegna-gabbar system and the socio-economic hierarchy imposed on Ethiopia during the imperial era, has proven itself to be virulently intolerant, exclusivist, militaristic, …

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HRLHA confirmed the identity of the Oromos brutally murdered by Amhara extremists

Published April 6, 2021, 6:47 p.m. by FNN in English

Ethiopia: Appeal for Urgent Independent Investigation into Shewa Robit Massacre of March 21, 2021! 

HRLHA’s Urgent Appeal April 06, 2020 HRLHA has confirmed details of victims who were pulled out from Ambulance and mercilessly beaten, and stabbed to death on March 21, 2021. The victims were wounded in a clash occurred earlier that day and taken to the Hospital for further treatment. They were ten in number and the attack was committed in the compound of Yifat Hospital located in Shewa Robit town. All of the victims were civilians and residents of different villages of Jile Tumuga district, Oromo Special …

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Violent Dissolution Threatens Ethiopia: Who is Responsible?

Published April 5, 2021, 2:21 a.m. by FNN in English

By Moosisaa Oosaa[1]

If Ethiopia breaks up, which is looking more and more likely with every passing day, the world needs to take note that this state of affairs was initiated NOT by rightly disgruntled nations, nationalities and peoples in Ethiopia putting forward unreasonable demands. Abiy Ahmed and Amhara ethno-nationalist (neo-neftegna) political elites in the center must be held responsible for paving the path to Ethiopia’s very likely violent dissolution by subjecting it to unprecedented ethnic conflicts and internal population displacements in pursuit of hegemony over the fragile state.

Under Abiy Ahmed’s leadership, Amhara ethno-nationalists are challenging the federal …

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Amharas discuss a plan to commit ethnic cleaning on Oromos

Published April 3, 2021, 2:32 a.m. by FNN in English

The Amhara extremists are recorded while they were discussing a plan to commit ethnic cleansing on Oromos. In the included video that was circulating on social media, the speaker says they have to kill the Oromos; they have to make Oromos' lives miserable and drive them out of the Oromia Special Zones in Amhara. The speaker also says they must resettle the Amharas from different areas in Oromia to Finfinne special zones in Oromia state and in Amhara zones. He calls on the Amhara women to intice the Ethiopian military with their women power and wisdom to get weapons and …

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Oromia is under attack by the ruling party and Amhara government: A conversation with Dr. Trevor Truman

Published April 2, 2021, 5:19 a.m. by FNN in English

Oromia is under attack by the ruling party and Amhara government: A conversation with Dr. Trevor Truman

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WBO-OLA Brief Communique

Published April 1, 2021, 8:26 p.m. by FNN in English

The purpose of this brief communique is to clarify to all stakeholders what the OLA’s raison d’etre and objectives are. It highlights the rationale for OLA’s continued military engagement with the dictatorial clique currently residing in Menelik’s palace. By now we believe that the international community is aware of the plight faced by the Oromo people throughout history*. 

For many it is puzzling why the Oromo people, numerous in number and residing in some of the most resource-rich part of Africa, succumbed to oppression of successive minority regimes. Many possible factors may explain this anomaly. In OLA’s understanding, …

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HRLHA Strongly Urges the Government to address the Parties’ Concerns and let them Participate in the Election Unconditionally!

Published March 25, 2021, 1:49 p.m. by FNN in English

HRLHA Strongly Urges the Government to address the Parties’ Concerns and let them

Participate in the Election Unconditionally!

Two months and ten days are left Ethiopia before it conducts the sixth General Election.
Nevertheless, it is worrisome that the two giant political parties, namely the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), are alleging that they have been facing serious difficulties in taking part in the election due to a series of systematic crackdowns directed against them by the government.It  is  a  public knowledge  that  these  two  parties  have  large  constituencies  in Ethiopia  mainly  in Oromia  Regional …

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Joint Statement by Oromo and Yemeni human rights organizations and civic institutions

Published March 17, 2021, 5:18 a.m. by FNN in English

Subject: Demanding justice for the massacred Oromo refugees in Yemen

Date: March 16, 2021

We the undersigned Oromo and Yemeni Human Rights Organizations and Civic institutions have held a joint press conference, on March 16, 2021. The purpose of the conference is to exchange information and raise awareness about the atrocities committed against Oromo and other refugees in Yemen, Sanaa.  

We, the participants of the press conference have learned that, historically, very positive relationships exist between the Oromo nation and the people of Yemen. As the result, many pioneers, prominent leaders and martyrs of the Oromo nation, such …

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Published Feb. 19, 2021, 4:02 a.m. by FNN in English

The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) offers this urgent message to Oromo political prisoners detained unjustly in Ethiopia.  You have resorted to put your lives on the line through a hunger strike to make your voices (and all Oromo voices including ours) heard inside the country and in the public arena.  Your voices were now silenced at a critical time.  Yet today you are heard.

You are our fellow OSA members, our former President, 2015 Keynote Speaker and 2016 and 2018 conference presenters together with 22 fellow prisoners who are also victims of erasure. We hear you loud and clear. We …

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OGF-Press Release: Urgent Appeal to Oromo Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike and a National call to the Oromo people

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 12:55 a.m. by FNN in English

Dear beloved sons and daughters of the Oromo Nation currently on Hunger Strike in Ethiopian Prisons,
We have been following closely, and with grave concern, the hunger strike protests you have been conducting from Ethiopian prisons
where you are detained unjustly in the first place. We are very proud of your sacrifices, sense of honor, dignity and steadfastness to
honor your solemn vows to lead our struggle at a great cost to your personal lives and that of your families. You have comported
yourselves with honesty and integrity befitting true Oromo leaders. May your determination and heroism be a shining …

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Oromo political prisoners on hunger strike: Bekele Gerba critically ill and denied hospital

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 12:43 a.m. by FNN in English

The BBC reported on 12 February that political prisoners in Ethiopia had collapsed after sixteen days
of hunger strike (uploaded 08.26 Opposition leaders in Ethiopia on hunger strike). Further
deterioration in the health of leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front and Oromo Federalist Congress,
said by their lawyers to be already weak, could precipitate further widespread unrest according to the
Civil war, which has killed scores of thousands of civilians in Tigray is likely to escalate in other
areas, especially Oromia - now under martial law for two years. Killings, including executions in
police custody, have been occurring throughout …

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Oromo protest at State Department

Published Feb. 9, 2021, 3:25 a.m. by FNN in English

Attend #OromoProtest at State Department on February 9, 2021

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Oromo political detainees on hunger strike:OSG Press Release

Published Feb. 5, 2021, 4:19 p.m. by FNN in English

Oromia Support Group (OSG) issues a press statement on the Oromo Political Prisoners hunger strike. 

Oromo politicians arrested in the aftermath of the killing of singer Hachalu Hundessa on 29
June 2020 have been moved to Kaliti prison on the outskirts of Finfinnee/Addis Ababa.
Supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front and the Oromo Federalist Congress began wearing
yellow clothing in January, in solidarity with political prisoners in Kaliti, who are clothed in
yellow overalls. Predictably, security forces then began arresting those wearing yellow.

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Urgent Press Release on Oromo Political Prisoners Hunger Strike and Appeals to Global Communities

Published Feb. 4, 2021, 3:08 p.m. by FNN in English

Oromia Global Forum Issues Urgent Press Release on the case of Oromo Political Prisoners Hunger Strike and Appeals to Global Communities

#OromoYellowMovemnet and #WeAreAllPrisonersTheYellow



Date: Thursday, February 04, 2021

Subject: Urgent Press Release on Oromo Political Prisoners Hunger Strike and Appeal to:

To: UN Human Rights Commissioner

To: European Union Human Rights Commissioner

To: The Incoming US Secretary of States

To: The Incoming US Assistant Secretary of States for Africa

To: Human Rights Watch

To: Amnesty International

After the political assassination of Oromo artist Hachalu Hundesa on June 29 2020, the Ethiopian regime rounded up …

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The condition in Ethiopia is deteriorating

Published Jan. 28, 2021, 6:32 p.m. by FNN in English

The political condition in Ethiopia has been deteriorating in the last few months. Since the ruling party ignored the advice of the Oromo Liberation Front and Oromo Federalist Congress for national dialogue and reconciliation and unilaterally postponed the election that was slated to be held at the end of August 2020, it has been frantically running around attacking legally registered opposition parties, particularly the most popular and dominant Oromo Liberation Front. Most of the leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front, such as Colonel Gamachu Ayana, Abdi Ragassa, Lami Benya, Dr. Gada Oljira, Prof. Bayana Ruda,  Dawit Abdata, Michael Boran, Aman …

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