A briefing by the OLF-OLA commander Jaal Marro Diriba on 2nd round of peace talks

Published May 3, 2024, 5:35 a.m. by FNN in World

The OLF-OLA met with the Ethiopian government for a 2nd time in Tanzania. The OLF-OLA higher commander Jaal Marro Diriba and his deputy Jaal Gamechu Aboye directly participated in the 2nd round peace negotiation.

 Oromia National Media (ONM) conducted an interview with Jaal Marro in Afaan Oromo regarding the peace talks. Jaal Marro addressed several questions posed by ONM, including inquiries about the negotiation atmosphere, encountered challenges, initial expectations for concluding a peace deal, outcomes that must be clarified to the Oromo populace, and insights gained from the peace talks proceedings.

Jaal Marro Diriba

As it was reported some of …

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Harassment continued in Oromia| OLF-OLA Leaders Reveal Causes of Failure in Peace Deal

Published April 16, 2024, 9:13 p.m. by FNN in World

The Ethiopian government has continued harassment in Oromia. In the last couple of days, the government security forces were reported to have detained and released family members of Batte Urgessa and Dhaqaba Wario Gidi from Shashmane. In a separate news, the OLF-OLA leaders spoke at length about the events that transpired at the peace negotiations between the Ethiopian government and the OLF-OLA in Tanzania and revealed some details about the government's request to form alliance and fight against the Eritrean government and Amhara rebels, which the OLF-OLA rejected. Stay with us.

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Why is Batte Urgessa assassinated? Who is behind the assassination?

Published April 12, 2024, 12:56 a.m. by FNN in World

In this program, we will discuss on the shocking news of Batte Urgessa's assassination. As much as we can we will highlight the life that Batte led in Ethiopian empire especially under the current Prosperity Party of Abiy Ahmed. We will discuss about other less noticed targeted assassinations and how they relate to Batte's assassination. We will discuss about the fate of non-violent struggle in Ethiopian empire. You can also watch here or here. Stay with us.

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Somalia orders Ethiopian Ambassador to leave the country

Published April 4, 2024, 6:26 p.m. by FNN in World

According to ONM-ABO news  April 4,2024 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia has launched several diplomatic measures in response to the recent developments and in compliance with the principles of sovereignty and environmental integrity.
  The decision follows a decision by the Council of Ministers in response to the actions of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, which Somali government says violate the sovereignty and internal affairs of Somalia.

Key Points:

  1. Ethiopian Ambassador’s Departure: Somalia has issued an order for the Ethiopian Ambassador, Mr. Muktar Mohamed Ware, to leave the country within …

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Paul Bernard Henze, a CIA Operative and Journalist's Advice to Meles to Destroy OLF

Published Jan. 21, 2024, 4:27 a.m. by FNN in World

Declassified Letter Reveals Journalist and CIA Operative Paul B. Henze's Strategic Advice to Ethiopian Leader on OLF.
In a recently declassified letter, Paul Bernard Henze, a seasoned journalist and former CIA operative, has emerged as a key figure in advising Ethiopia's then-Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on dealing with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). The contents of the letter shed light on Henze's perspective, describing the OLF as a diffuse and amateurish movement lacking a clear political or economic ideology.

Henze's detailed account, addressed to Meles Zenawi, narrates his observations and interactions with the OLF during a critical period in 1992. …

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Global Tensions Escalate: A brief overview

Published Jan. 12, 2024, 5:56 a.m. by FNN in World

In this week, several events have taken palce across the world. Among the top news are the following.

OLF-OLA Advances Towards Finfinne

In Ethiopia, the Oromo Liberation Front-Oromo Liberation Army (OLF-OLA) forces are reportedly advancing towards the capital, Finfinne. The OLF-OLA, a political organization established in 1973 by Oromo nationalists, is pushing for the self-determination of the Oromo people. In 2023, two rounds of peace talks were held in Tanzania in an attempt to resolve the conflict. However, these discussions concluded without a major breakthrough, further exacerbating the tensions. Since then, the OLF-OLA has been consolidating its forces around the …

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Diplomatic Crisis in Ethiopia: African Development Bank Withdraws Staff as Security Woes Deepen

Published Dec. 20, 2023, 8:54 p.m. by FNN in World

In a dramatic response to a grave breach of diplomatic norms, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has withdrawn all its international staff from Ethiopia, a move that reflects heightened concerns over the safety of its international personnel. The incident, marked by the assault and arrest of two AfDB internatioonal employees, has thrown a spotlight on Ethiopia's deteriorating security situation and strained diplomatic relations.

AfDB President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina revealed that the disturbing events unfolded on October 31, 2023, when two international staff members were subjected to unlawful arrest, assault, and a harrowing two-hour detention without official explanation. Adesina emphasized …

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Faces Internal Strife and fires Minister of Peace Taye Dande'a

Published Dec. 11, 2023, 6:54 p.m. by FNN in World

Taye Dande'a's Removal Exposes Deep Divisions within the Government, Echoing Sentiments of Advocates for human rights and justice.

In a recent development, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ousted Minister of Peace Taye Dande'a from office, shedding light on the internal conflicts within the government. Dande'a's removal follows his vocal critique of the government's approach to conflicts, particularly its failure to reach an agreement with the Oromo Liberation Front-Oromo Liberation Army (OLF-OLA). This event underscores growing divisions within the government, with Dande'a's dismissal reflecting Abiy Ahmed's intolerance for voices advocating human rights and justice.

Taye highlighted that the government paints …

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U.S. Embassy's Use of Finfinnee Sparks Controversy: Oromo-Americans Express Support in Open Letter to Secretary Blinken

Published Nov. 29, 2023, 4:58 p.m. by FNN in World

FNN has obtained an open letter addressed to United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken from a group of Oromo-American scholars and professionals (OS&P). The letter expresses concern over an online attack by some Amhara extremists against the Head of Mission in Ethiopia, triggered by the U.S. Embassy's use of the historical name "Finfinnee" to refer to the capital city of Oromia and Ethiopia.

The letter, dated November 28, 2023, outlines the historical context behind the naming of Finfinne and sheds light on the assimilationist policies implemented during Emperor Menelik's era. It argues that the use of the original name …

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The Peace Talks between the OLF-OLA and PP government of Ethiopia Concluded Without Agreement

Published Nov. 22, 2023, 9:13 p.m. by FNN in World

In a disappointing turn of events, the recent round of peace talks held in Dare Salam, Tanzania, between the Oromo Liberation Front-Oromo Liberation Army (OLF-OLA) and the Ethiopian Prosperity Government has concluded without reaching a peace deal. The OLF-OLA leadership, anticipating a transformative outcome for the Oromo people and the nation, expressed their deep disappointment with the Ethiopian government's approach during the negotiations.

In a statement released by OLF-OLA representatives, it was highlighted that the OLF-OLA engaged its highest leadership in this round of talks with the hope of addressing the fundamental problems underlying the seemingly insurmountable security and political …

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Breaking News: Peace Talks Between Ethiopian Government and OLF-OLA Resume in Tanzania

Published Nov. 8, 2023, 9:56 p.m. by FNN in World


In a significant development, the Oromo Liberation Front-Oromo Liberation Army (OLF-OLA) and the Ethiopian Prosperity Government have commenced a second round of peace talks in Dere Salam, Tanzania. This follows the initial round of discussions that took place in Zanzibar, Tanzania, earlier this year. The first round concluded in early May without achieving any major breakthrough.

Before the commencement of these crucial talks, it has been reported that a three-week preparatory phase was held between OLF-OLA representatives and delegates from the Ethiopian federal and Oromia regional governments. The peace negotiations include a notable presence of military leaders, with individuals like …

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Ethiopia, A Failed State.

Published Sept. 12, 2023, 6:51 p.m. by Gizawu in World

In this segment, I present the argument that the current Ethiopian government has fallen short of its legitimate responsibilities and now exists in a quasi-state of being, as elaborated below.

The current government of Ethiopia is unable to perform the functions of the sovereign -nation-state in that it cannot project authority over its territory and peoples, and it cannot protect its national boundaries. The governing capacity of this state is weakened in that it is unable to fulfil the administrative and organizational tasks required to control people and resources and can provide only negligible public services in some big cities …

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Ethiopia's Alignment with Eastern Bloc: Geo-Politics, Alliances, and the Specter of Conflict

Published Aug. 25, 2023, 8:12 p.m. by FNN in World

The recent geopolitical shifts involving Ethiopia's alignment with an Eastern bloc, characterized by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's affinity towards non-Western nations, particularly Russia, and Eritrean President Isaias Afeqwork's vocal stance against Western powers, have sparked intrigue and speculation on the global stage. This emerging alliance raises important questions about global stability, regional dynamics, and the potential repercussions for marginalized nations, such as the Oromo people. Additionally, against this backdrop, Russia's ongoing conflict with Ukraine serves as a reminder of the complexities and potential pitfalls of such geopolitical realignments.

Ethiopia's Pivot: A New Geopolitical Landscape

The Ethiopian government's growing alignment with …

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Amhara Fano Terrorists Plan to Attack Civilians in Oromia in a Leaked Audio

Published Aug. 23, 2023, 10:02 p.m. by FNN in World


An audio recording has emerged, purportedly disclosing the intentions of Fano Amhara terrorists to carry out attacks on civilians within several areas of the Oromia region. The leaked audio, recently brought to public attention, captures a discussion among unidentified individual and one who called himself Zalalam and a member of the Fano group regarding their alleged plans to attack Oromo civilians and relocate the war in Amhara region to Oromia in response to the Ethiopian government's recent military operations in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.

The leaked audio suggests that the group's purported targets include North Shawa, East Shawa, and …

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Fano Amhara terrorists, backed by Ethiopian government, behead, burn alive, and displace Oromo civilians in ongoing campaign of terror

Published Dec. 25, 2022, 6:30 a.m. by FNN in World


Terror reigns in Oromia by the Ethiopian government backed Fano Amhara terrorists. The Fano Amhara terrorists have been carrying out brutal attacks against Oromo civilians in Ethiopia, according to eyewitness accounts and reports from the community and government officials. On December 23rd, the terrorists chopped the throat of an Oromo teenager, adding to the list of gruesome tactics such as beheadings, throat-cutting, and burning alive that have been used to terrorize and kill Oromo civilians. Earlier this month, two Oromos were decapitated and their heads were displayed on sticks and fences. In a particularly heinous attack, an eighth month pregnant …

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The US in bed with Abiy Ahmed who is accused of genocide in Oromia

Published Dec. 16, 2022, 5:34 p.m. by FNN in World

The US is fast in bed with Abiy Ahmed who along with Fano Amhara terrorists and Eritrean forces is still murdering Oromo and Tigrayan civilians. The invitation of the Ethiopian head of state to the US-Africa Leaders Summit was not transparent and misleading from the beginning. When an African journalist Simon Ateba of Today News Africa asked the US government about who was invited to attend the summit from Ethiopia, the US government responded it was the head of state and implied it was the current Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewude and that the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was not invited. …

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Ethiopian government's aerial attack kills hundreds of Oromo civilians

Published Oct. 27, 2022, 4:55 a.m. by FNN in World


The Ethiopian government intensified aerial attacks on civilians in Oromia killing hundreds beginning in mid-October 2022. On October 19th, the regime killed over 50 Oromo civilians in the Chobi district in the West Shawa zone of Oromia. This attack began earlier this month in the Meta Walqixxe district of West Shawa. Overall, the regime has conducted aerial attacks in Meta Walqixxe, Chobi, Nunu Qunba, and many other districts in Oromia. 
This aerial attack suggests the regime is losing on the ground to the offensive by the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA). The OLA had driven the regime forces from towns …

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The Oromo Liberation Front- Oromo Liberation Army congratulates the newly elected Kenyan president William Ruto

Published Aug. 16, 2022, 4:31 p.m. by FNN in World

The Oromo Liberation Army sent a congratulatory statement yesterday to the newly elected president of Kenya, William Ruto. The OLA emphasized the relationship between the Oromo people and Kenya and the significance of Kenya as a second home to the largest Oromo community outside of Oromia.

The OLA stated the interest to work with the newly elected president of Kenya in fostering the bodn between the Oromo people and Kenya and for peace and stability in the horn of Africa region.

President elect Ruto was a vice president under Uhuru Kenyatta who endorsed Raila Odinga in this campaign. The chief …

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