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  • #4578
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    Gambella town was captured by a joint forces of GLF and OLF few hours ago, but heavy fighting still going on for the government to retake it back.

    The joint-operation in Gambella has concluded after meeting its objectives. A large amount of weapons and military supplies were captured from weapons depots in the city. Several members of the Gambella Special Forces have defected to join their brethren in the GLF.

    This join forces is attacking only government institutions and army departments.

    Gambella Chief Security Mr. (Buk) Bun Wiw was not in good mood in today’s meeting on the current security issues of Gambella.
    They are meeting either to join the war or surrender.

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4306
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    The Prosperity Party system is taking revenge for the loss it has suffered by fighting with the Oromo Liberation Army by continuously massacring Oromo civilians.
    OLF’s press release – May 7, 2022
    If Dr. Abiy Ahmed comes to power and tries to break the Oromo people to a point that they will never rise again, the Oromo people and Oromia people will be in a non-stop war. Because of this reason a lot of civilian lives have been lost and properties have been destroyed. The war of invasion that is being carried out on the Oromo people is very large and the beginning is to expand and to seize the land of Oromo. The Defense Army of the Prosperity Party, the Eritrean Army and the Amhara Militia and the Fano Terrorist Group are unthinkable on the innocent Oromo people. They are committing war and genocide. Just to mention a few, we have recently released a press release regarding the massacre and imprisonment of civilians in Wollo, Gindeberet, Horo Guduru, Guji, Western Arsi and Ambo. Most of these civil war happened after the ruling forces lost the battle with the Oromo Liberation Army.
    It is heart breaking to see the new massacres happening again in North Shoa and East Shoa zones, Wara Jarso Woreda. According to the information we got from the surrounding communities in Jarso district, Sunday May 1 and 02 2022 E.C. In the evening 18 people, three from Jimma Mela Kebele and 15 from Aware Golje Kebele have been killed by the defense force and local administration militia after they were arrested. The bodies of the deceased have not been collected and are still in the ditch. Families who tried to collect the bodies of their relatives have been arrested. The leader of the killing was Kasa Reta, the son of the police officer who was killed in a fight with the Oromo Liberation Army in Bustilo Dera. Similarly yesterday, May 6, 2022 in East Shoa zone Bosat Bole village, many peaceful people have been killed by drone attack. On this day in Ambo Gomosa Sato Kebele an Oromo citizen has been shot dead by the armed soldiers of the regime. In Metekel zone, similar massacres are happening repeatedly.
    The killing that is being done on Oromo peaceful citizens is based on ethnicity and is intended to displace the peaceful people. For example, when the regime of Wara Jarso was talking about the killers of the mass killing, they were saying “A person who speaks Afan Oromo has a connection with the Oromo Liberation Army and should be killed.”
    Prosperity party rule is trying to disrupt the lives of Oromo people and Oromia citizens by taking a long and long war. By committing mass killings, by burning peaceful citizens houses, pets and food, they are making Oromo people and children displaced from their land.
    OLF condemns this atrocity on Oromo civilians. And the ruling party of Prosperity party still demands to stop the killing of citizens and remove the invading force from Oromia. We would like to remind the Prosperity Party government that killing innocent people is not a solution to Ethiopia’s problem because of your war with freedom fighters. Rather, we urge you to follow a peaceful way to solve the political crisis in the country. The ruling of the prosperity party led by Dr. Abiy Ahmed is responsible for the destruction of life and property on Oromo civilians.
    We would like to warn that the armed forces of the Amhara regional government, the army of Eritrean government and the participants of other regions are equally responsible for the repeated killings and destruction that happened in Oromia.
    We ask the Oromo community found in different Oromia regions and Oromo born abroad to support our brothers and sisters who are victims of colonialism.
    At the end, we would like to think that the Oromo people and Oromia citizens who are in the country and outside the country should stand together and support each other to protect their right to survive and overcome this difficult time.
    We still demand the international community and human rights activist organizations that chose silence on Oromia issues to put pressure on the Ethiopian ruling group and to stop the war on human rights and the destruction of the country.

    Victory for the masses at large!

    Oromo freedom front
    May 7th 2022
    Finfine

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4270
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    SOUTHERN ZONE

    March 29th, 2022

    Arero district, Borana – The OLA took action against regime forces that were moving from Dire district to Liban district resulting in 10 enemy combatants being killed and 15 being injured.


    Goro Adola district, Guji – The OLA took action against regime forces sent to capture Adadi town resulting in 11 enemy combatants being killed and 16 being injured. Later the same day, the OLA took action against reinforcements sent to Adadi, resulting in 22 enemy combatants being killed and 17 being injured.
    Saba Boru district, Guji – The OLA took action against regime forces moving through Sire Buqi resulting in 18 enemy combatants being killed and 15 being injured. In the same district, the OLA took action against regime forces in Loko Hurbuqesa resulting in 8 enemy combatants being killed and 15 being injured.

    March 30th, 2022

    Liban district, Guji – The OLA took action against a regime military outpost in Laga Gula resulting in 7 enemy combatants being killed and 11 being injured.
    Goro Adola district, Guji – The OLA took action against the remnants of regime forces around Adadi town resulting in 9 enemy combatants being killed.
    Bule Hora district, Guji – The OLA took action against regime forces stationed on the outskirts of Bule Hora town in an area called Yabasiret. 27 enemy combatants were killed and the contingent’s commander was captured .

    Wadara district, Guji – The OLA captured the regime military camp in Wadara town after a battle that resulted in 7 enemy combatants being killed and 8 being injured.
    Goro Adola district, Guji – After the regime deployed more of its forces to captured Adadi district, the OLA took action against them as they were moving through Ada Qararu resulting in 19 enemy combatants being killed and 11 being injured. 9 of the 11 injured later died in Nagale Borana Hospital.
    March 31st, 2022

    Wadara district, Guji – The OLA took action against a regime military convoy passing through Handoya Kino resulting in 12 enemy combatants being killed.
    Adola Rede district, Guji – The OLA took action against regime forces in Abulo Udo resulting in 10 enemy combatants being killed and 8 being injured.
    April 1st, 2022

    Gumi-Eldalo district, Guji – In battles that occurred in Malka Lammi, Malka Guba, and Malka Roqa, the OLA routed regime forces inflicting 168 casualties and injuring over 200 enemy combatants. 58 rifles, 80 pistols, 42 grenades, and several 1000 rounds of ammunition were also captured. 2 soldiers and a colonel were also captured.
    Captured Weaponary (April 1st, 2022)
    April 4th, 2022

    Liban district, Guji – The OLA took action against regime forces rallying in Goro Qullubi resulting in 15 enemy combatants being killed and 21 being injured.
    April 9th, 2022

    Galana district, Guji – The OLA routed a contigent of the SNNPR Special Police which deployed from Yirgacheffe into Oromia. 10 enemy combatants were killed and several more were injured.
    April 10th, 2022

    Wadara district, Guji – The OLA took action against a 14 vehicle convoy carrying regime forces to Darara. 31 enemy combatants were killed and 33 were injured (out of which 19 later succumbed to their injuries).
    Liban district, Guji – The OLA took action against a convoy of 25 vehicles carrying Somali Special Police which entered Oromia as part of the Abiy regime’s “30 day operation”. 28 enemy combatants were killed and several weapons were captured.


    Weapons captured from Somali Special Police (April 10th, 2022)
    April 16th, 2022

    Goro Adola district, Guji – The OLA took action against regime forces in Harqalo resulting in 26 enemy combatants being killed and 29 being injured.

    CENTRAL ZONE

    April 4th, 2022

    Dagam district, North Shawa – The OLA took action against regime forces in Leman Qare resulting in 45 enemy combatants being killed.
    April 17th, 2022

    Hidhabu Abote district, North Shawa – The OLA took action against a regime military convoy resulting in over 50 enemy combatants being killed.
    April 20th, 2022

    Gindabarat district, West Shawa – The OLA routed the regime’s offensive on Gindabarat district inflicting over 100 casualties. The regime military utilised several ZU-23 guns as well as smaller artillery weapons but were unable to dislodge OLA forces.

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4269
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    The Oromo Liberation Front statement on the multi- dimensional war enacted on Oromo people and Oromia citizens by the government of prosperity party.


    OLF Statement- April 29, 2022
    Since the government of Prosperity Party (PP) led by Dr Abiy Ahmed came to power, the Oromo people and Oromia citizens are under unbearable constant attack in many ways. Currently, the PP regime is using different means to make the Oromo people submit to the ruling group and their revival of old colonial project.

    The current campaign against the Oromo people is multi- dimensional and widespread than ever aiming to damage the lives and livelihoods of every individual Oromo as well as weaken Oromo institutions and destruct the nation as a whole.

    The PP regime is implementing systematic strategy designed at the beginning of Dr Abiy Ahmed’s leadership tenure aimed to destroy Oromo identity, dismantle Oromo institutions, and weaken the Oromo nation. The whole range of multi- dimensional campaigns of the PP tyranny is to force the Oromo people and other nations and nationalities to submit to the chauvinist ruling class empire system guided by the principle of Menelik II revival project. T

    he campaign involves creating systematic poverty by confiscating their lands based on their ethnicity and political view, favouring the expansionist group to take Oromo land, ethnically motivated killing and displacement, bribe and corruption by the PP armed forces, and security personnel.
    In this respect the Oromo people are exposed to ethnically motivated mass massacre, poverty and facing day to day harassments, displacements and various sorts of conflicts. By instigating conflicts among peoples, the PP regime is creating instability with neighbouring nations and nationalities that damages the peaceful co-existence of peoples.

    The PP regime is not only intentionally making Oromia a war zone but also immensely hindering individual’s basic rights including belief, identity, educations and social bonds. The recent attack of Muslim from oppressed peoples in Northern Ethiopia by the government sponsored terrorist groups because of their religion is one concrete evidence of religious impartiality.

    These clearly undermine religions rights of certain groups of people who do not belong to the ruling system. Also, several evidence can be mentioned regarding the impartiality of education system, development program and peace and security issues. Harassing Oromo and trying to weaken the political and social institutions in Oromo and other oppressed peoples is another evidence of undermining democracy and enforcing oppressed people to submit to the dictatorial empire system.

    Currently, the Oromo people and Oromia citizens cannot carry out their day to day works to earn their daily livings due to harassment and lack of peace and stability in the region. The current nonstop military campaign against the Oromo people is widespread and more brutal than ever. On April 21, 2022, we have issued a statement on Invasion of Wallo Oromo Civilians by the Government of PP and the Amhara Regional State that caused huge destruction to the Wallo Oromos.

    Again, it is with sadness that we inform the public other shocking atrocities perpetrated by the PP regime on Oromo Civilians in various parts of Oromia including Central Oromia, West Arsi, East Wallagga and Gujii Zones. The details are as follows:
    1. On 28 April 2022, in Central Oromia, Ada’aa Bargaa District the regime’s armed forces have killed 15 Oromo civilians including 70-year-old man. The armed forces are looting properties including cash, jewellery, furniture and burning individual houses. As we speak the families, children and elderly are escaping to the jungle to save their lives. Lists of victims will be available for those interested.
    2. On 28 April 2022, the PP security forces have mass arrested over 31 Oromo civilians across various districts in West Arsi including Digaluu, Xijjo, Xiyyo, Hexxosa, Ittayya, Munessa, Leemmuu Hilbillo, Boqqojji, Roobee, and Ziway Dugda. Curreently these civilian victims are detained at various detention camps and being tortured by the regime’s armed forces. Not only torturing but also the regime’s armed forces are commanding the detainees to pay 20, 000-30,000 ETB per head to be realized while the release itself is not guaranteed. They have also been threatened to be banned from tilling their farms and if necessary, they would take away their land unless they bring and handover the members of the OLA in the region to the regimes armed forces.
    3. On April 26, 2022, in Horro Guduru Zone (Finca’aa) three civilians have been killed and three disappeared and in the same zone (Kiramu) one student of the Qabridahar University has been killed by the Government forces. Previously on 16 April 2022, in Horro Guduru Zone (Kiramuu), 36 Oromo civilians have been killed by the Government armed forces.
    4. This week in Northeast Finfinnee and Salaale Zone (Abootee, Harro, Kuyyuu, Meettaa, and Gindabarat), over 30 civilians have been killed including by Air attack.
    5. From 23-27 April 2022, in West Shawaa (Ambo and surrounding areas) 19 civilians have been killed.
    6. On 28 April 2022 in Gujii Zone (Bule Hora District) 11 civilians have been killed en mass.
    7. Although we mentioned these few atrocities similar harassment and killings of Oromo civilians are widespread across Oromia.

    The OLF strongly denounces this multi-dimensional war on Oromo civilians and citizens of Oromia, and we demand the immediate release of the detained civilians in West Arsi and central Oromia and return of their confiscated properties and compensate for the houses burned and properties destroyed.

    We would like to remind the PP regime that it is impossible to make the Oromo people submit to the empire ruling system by war and conflict. Rather than continue committing crime over crime against Oromo people and Oromia citizens we would urge the ruling group to seek for peaceful solution to the perennial political crises in Ethiopia. The ruling group must know that intensifying conflicts and bloodshed over innocent civilians will not bring peace and stability but rather intensify division and disintegration. Also, the PP regime obsession of one- party -one religion- one country ruling system would not be successful by nonstop military campaign and deploying terrorist groups to Oromia and undermining the rights of oppressed nations and nationalities in Ethiopia.

    The ruling regime is accountable for the current killings and destruction in Oromia and the future consequences it will have on Ethiopia. The OLF would again like to emphasize that rather than expanding instability and conflicts in Oromia, which would have far reaching consequences on peace, security, and co-existence of the Ethiopian peoples, we urge the withdrawal of the armed forces from Oromia, put down the guns and genuinely work to solve the crises in a peaceful political negotiation process.
    Finally, we would like to reiterate to the Oromo people that this time is the matter of life and death for you; and you must defend yourself and your identity in unison. You should work to collaborate with other nations and peoples to fight for your freedom and democracy. Also, we call up on the wider Oromo community and Oromia citizens inside and outside the country stand with your brothers and sisters in Oromia.

    The Oromo people and Oromia citizens inside the country to stand in solidarity with Oromos in West Arsi, Ada’aa Barga, Gindabarat, Horro Guduru in whatever means you can including material support and getting their voices heard to the international community. We also call the oppressed nations and nationalities collaborate with the Oromo people and citizens of Oromia.
    We also, appeal to the international community and international human rights organizations to urge the PP regime to stop committing crime over crime on citizens and gross human rights violations to stay in power. We also ask the international community including Governments, the UN, AU, EU, and other concerned humanitarian and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Ethiopian regime to refrain from committing crime against humanity and urge them to seek peaceful solution to Ethiopian political crises.

    Victory to the Masses!
    Oromo Liberation Front
    April 29. 2022.
    Finfinne

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4253
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    Alternative Photography in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4189
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    The riots continued and there were shootings in Wachamo University. The conflict took the form of a fight between Amhara and Oromo students.

    A good Number of student forces hurled stones and machetes into the university campus, injuring scores of students as they rushed to hospital by ambulance.

    It’s reported that many students are running and scattered throughout the forest, the church, and the city to receive attention and protection.

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4174
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    The ongoing massacre and displacement of the people of Gambella is part of a project to destroy Ethiopia and Ethiopianism.
    If the genocide against the people of Gambella does not stop soon, it will lead to genocide as a nation.
    What has been happening in the last two or three years is a massive genocide against institutions and peoples that do not compromise on Ethiopia and the Ethiopianism. An example of this is the destruction of the Nuer, Majang, and Anuak peoples.
    The people of Gambella love Ethiopia more than they love themselves. As a result, the people of Gambella have become unfamiliar and refugees.
    The ongoing killings and displacement of Anuak and Nuer are part of a project to destroy Ethiopia and Ethiopianism, which we have not seen in the last three years. This is a living testimony to its failure.

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #4173
    Ethiopia
    Keymaster

    Abiy Ahmed Ali said “I am a representative of Goma people not Oromo people” It is true that Abiy is not a representative of the Oromo people.