Oromo Liberation Front Resolves Internal conflicts and rededicates itself for the historic struggle for Freedom, Democracy, and Equality.

October 4th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE)

The internal conflict that has ravaged the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) over the past two years and, at least, modestly diminished its struggle for freedom, democracy, and equality has come to a triumphant end. During the peace and reconciliation meeting that took place over the weekend of September 27, 2010 in Washington, DC; the OLF leadership resolved its internal differences and concluded this historic meeting strongly reunited in one voice.

Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia (ALEJE) extends a warm and heartfelt congratulation to the OLF eldership, its members, and supporters on this momentous victory that will certainly paves the way for successive victories. ALEJE would also like to acknowledge and thank all the Oromo elders that made this moment possible.
The news of the reunification of the OLF leadership and its determination to reignite the struggle for freedom and equality in Ethiopia will definitely create havoc in the TPLF camp, the only entity that has benefited the most from the split of the OLF leadership in the first place. As an ethnic minority regime that has misruled Ethiopia with extreme savagery and lawlessness, the Zenawi regime clearly understands the important role that the OLF can play in the struggle for democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of in Ethiopia.
Ever so cognizant of the simple truth that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, Zenawi’s regime over the last two years has left no stone unturned to keep the OLF leadership from resolving its internal conflict and stand as a formidable force against the divide and rule policy of the Tigrai People’s Liberation Front.
Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia strongly believes that the reunification of the OLF leadership takes the struggle of the Ethiopian people one step closer to building an all inclusive and genuinely democratic Ethiopia where the rule of law, respect for human rights, and civil liberties will be built on the ashes of a brutal dictatorship that has wreaked havoc on our society.
The formation of a united front and central leadership has been one of the most frequently asked but never answered questions in the zero-sum game of Ethiopian politics. ALEJE strongly believes that it is the duty and historic responsibility of the OLF and other democratic forces of Ethiopia to provide satisfactory answer to one of the most important questions in the political history of Ethiopia.
The TPLF regime is oppressing and humiliating all ranks and sectors of the people of Ethiopia and it is looting regional and national resources from all corners of the country. ALEJE believes that unity is strength and the only way to stop the humiliation, the oppressive condition of the Ethiopian people, the wholesale looting, and downward trajectory of Ethiopia into a 21st century banana republic requires a collective effort.
The Ethiopian people regardless of their ethnic, political, religious, affiliation have suffered too much for far too long while the elites on all sides wasted precious time arguing at times on irrelevant and mundane issues. We believe it is now time to find common ground, work hard, make up for the lost time to find solutions to our common challenges and meet the expectation of the Ethiopian people in their quest for a genuinely democratic political order, liberty, and equality.
Alliance for Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Ethiopia feels the “fierce urgency of now” and is confident that the OLF leadership will take prompt, decisive, and groundbreaking measures that will embolden its constituency to fire the torch of freedom.

Contact address: pr@timret.org

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    Sorry to say it, but unless OLF declares that they believe in United democratic Ethiopia & fighting for this, it is futile.

  2. ben
    | #2

    Yes,
    wr all dream of getting ride of the repressive government that is burdening our society, robbing their resources and harrassing the people in their own country. We shall stand up together for the common effort to fight against and bring change!

  3. Azeb
    | #3

    To all who care,

    TPLF’s Apartheid system is in full swing in Ethiopia. Many who visited Addis Ababa can attest to the fact that the so called constructions are owned by Tigreans and in areas where they cannot be owned by individual Tigreans, the contracts are awardes to EFFORT controlled conglomerates. The Woyane government is busy trying to convince the Ethiopian people through government-controlled media. Luckily people understand what is going on in Ethiopia, but the newly reconstituted security system that runs into each individula house through out the country is having an impact on the interatcion of the general public. The security apparatus have to file daily reports from all individual houses through out the country to find if there are any threats to the rule of the TPLF. These reports are compiled by parallel organizations – political structures and administrative structures. Daily reports coming from each structure have to be reconciled every day to get the picture of daily activities. All expenses for these activities are channelled from EFFORT as well as the TPLF government. This is the political reality and all opposition forces have to find ways of circumventing the TPLF-controlled structure, if they are to bring a meaningful poltical activity in Ethiopia.

  4. Waaqoo
    | #4

    I hope OLF will learn from its past mistakes of flowing in the divisive channele that TPLF deliberately dug. If the struggle wasn’t against each of us, TPLF would have never been the same at this moment. Look, this country, USA is built by people of all races, colors and beliefs, then why not one black people with long common history has to fight on basis of language? We like it or not, on this age of globalization the security of people only assured on the size of its people and nation. China, India, EU and Brazil are glaring evidences.
    I believe, OLF has been committing a grave mistake in its quest to create Oromo Nationalism than Ethiopia where its citizens are equal, democratic and strong.
    I am sorry for being critical, but tomorrow is what matters most for us and for our children and grandchildren. We do not need to dwel on the past, but to learn from it and be creative to start from what is right now. The agenda that makes sense right now is a United Ethiopia on short term and United Africa on the long run. This is the reality of this century and the necessity to drive TPLF off our back to see a prosperous and confident Ethiopia and Ethiopians. We welcome the streamlining of OLF and urge to boldly and freshely start from what is best in the interest of all Ethiopians than obsolete ethnic mentality. This is not your grandmothers world – a lot is changed. Humans are powering it – so do our unity will power us.
    Thank you

  5. Biri
    | #5

    FURTHER INFORMATION:-
    UPDATE

    DW/GERMAN AMHARIC RADIO SERVICE INTERVIEW WITH THE OLF SPOKES-PERSONS
    http://www.dwelle.de/amharic/audio.html

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: Biri Yaya
    To: Ethiopians-Forum@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Wed, 6 October, 2010 0:55:16
    Subject: Re: BREAKING NEWS: SENIOR MEMBERS SIGNED AGREEMENT TO RECONCILE AND UNIFY THE OLF; EMPHASIS PLACED ON ‘FREEDOM AND LIBERTY’, NOT ‘SELF-DETERMINATION’!

    UPDATE

    DW/GERMAN AMHARIC RADIO SERVICE INTERVIEW WITH THE OLF SPOKES-PERSONS
    http://www.dwelle.de/amharic/audio.html

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Biri Yaya
    To: Ethiopians-Forum@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Sat, 2 October, 2010 21:02:54
    Subject: BREAKING NEWS: SENIOR MEMBERS SIGNED AGREEMENT TO RECONCILE AND UNIFY THE OLF; EMPHASIS PLACED ON ‘FREEDOM AND LIBERTY’, NOT ‘SELF-DETERMINATION’!

    BREAKING NEWS: SENIOR MEMBERS SIGNED AGREEMENT TO RECONCILE AND UNIFY THE OLF; EMPHASIS PLACED ON ‘FREEDOM AND LIBERTY’, NOT ‘SELF-DETERMINATION’!

    http://gadaa.com/oduu/?p=6002

    Senior Members Signed Agreement to Reconcile and Unify the OLF
    Gadaa.com • October 2, 2010

    The following is a press release from the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

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    The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) is happy to announce that after a series of talks under the mediation of its founders and senior members have agreed to reconcile and unify the organization by signing a major agreement on September 27, 2010. Accordingly, the reconciliation and unification will be finalized within the next five

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