Oromia Today

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The TPLF/EPRDF illegitimacy in Oromiyaa and the Oromo struggle

By Leenjiso Horo

January 4, 2018

The Tigrean regime of TPLF/EPRDF has no right to be in Oromiyaa. The reason is simple. It has no consent of the Oromo people. It is an occupying illegal force. Being an occupying force, it does not possess political legitimacy in Oromiyaa. And for this the Oromo people do not owe it respect, obligation and loyalty. Since it does not possess political legitimacy, it does not have legitimate authority to govern. [More]

Oromo protesters have time and hope on their side, the TPLF face gloom and doom

1 January 2018


By Caala Ibsa Oromo


The current political situation in Ethiopia and statements issued by government officials and ruling party leaders are bewildering. Witnessing the widespread anti-government protests and the emboldened posture of the Oromo youth (Qeerroo) movement, many observers believe that the downfall of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government, dominated by the Tigrayan People Liberation Front (TPLF), is imminent. Although the timing and the nature of the actual collapse of this regime is still uncertain, the balance of power has been shifting significantly over the last three years. It is now abundantly clear that the protesters have gained the momentum and the ruling party is hanging on a tight rope. [More]