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About Union of Oromo Students in Europe

The Union of Oromo Students in Europe, (UOSE) or Tokkummaa Barattoota Oromoo Awurooppaa (TBOA) is a student organization founded in 1974. UOSE played the biggest role with its brother organization UOSNA (Union of Oromo Students in North America) in nurturing the language and culture of the Oromo people, protesting against successive Ethiopian regimes, and coordinating the overall support to the OLF from the diaspora. UOSE celebrated its 10 anniversary in 1984. The unions held their 27th annual congress in July 2000, which was attended by delegates of the Union's branches in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The congress also received solidarity and mandating messages from branches of the Union in Greece and Norway.

Hillary Clinton Warns Africa of ‘New Colonialism’

LUSAKA, Zambia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday warned Africa of a creeping “new colonialism” from foreign investors and governments interested only in extracting the continent’s natural resources to enrich themselves and not the African people. … Continue reading

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U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. The effort includes secretive … Continue reading

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“In Ethiopia, It is Worse Than in Libya” – Hunde Dhugassa, Ex-Pres. of Students’ Unions

The following translated article is based on an interview Mr. Hunde Dhugassa (LL.M, Law) conducted with a weekly Belgian Workers’ Union magazine (also found online here: Mr. Hunde Dhugassa was the President of Jimma University Students’ Union and the … Continue reading

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OSA Letter to Obama: Alleviate Human Suffering of Oromo & Other People of Ethiopia

The following is a letter (with the subject: “The attack on the Oromo and other people of Ethiopia“) written by the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) to U.S. President Barack Obama, and copied to the Heads of Governments of the Group-8 … Continue reading

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Kidnapping, Disappearance, Deportation, Fear of Torture

Ethiopia: Human Rights League of the Horn Of Africa (HRLHA) Urgent Action and Appeal – PUBLIC 24 April, 2011 KIDNAPPING, DISAPPEARING, DEPORTING, FEAR OF TORTURE The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its … Continue reading

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50 Soldiers, Including Officers, Defected to Kenya

(OLF News, April 22, 2011) Woyane soldiers, including two colonels, have defected from the Ethiopian regime to Kenya through the border. Among the defected officers, the names we have so far received are: 1. Colonel Hayla Mariyam Kumsa Wakayo, 2. … Continue reading

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Qeerroon Ergamtoota Abbaa Irreetiif Dhaamsa Dabarse!

(Oduu Qeerroo, Adaamaa, Ebal 23, 2011) Yeroo ummati keenya cunqursaa irratti fincilee qabsaa’aa jirutti, kanneen diinaaf ulee ta’anii saba isaanii hiraarsaaf dhiyeessaa jiran gochaa jibbamaa kana irraa akka of qusatan Qeerroo dhaamsa dabarse. Kanneen haga ammaatti gochaa farra Namummaa, Bilisummaa, … Continue reading

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