Urgent Call for Unified Action by OLF

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An urgent Call for Unified Action by OLF

May 18, 2014

Kemal Gelchi

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Kamal Galchu would like to call upon all forces that work for democracy, justice and freedom in Ethiopia to openly denounce and condemn the massacre of innocent Oromo students and other members of the Oromo nation by the minority dictatorial regime in Ethiopia, and support the democratic and constitutional demands of Oromo Students.

The Oromo students in particular and the Oromo people in general have been struggling against the TPLF tyrannical regime in Ethiopia. By doing that the Oromo people and Oromo students have paid the ultimate sacrifice to exercise their unalienable God given human rights. The ongoing Oromo students peaceful struggle to halt the illegal displacement of Oromo farmers from their ancestral land under the pretext of integrated master plan development of Addis Ababa should be supported by all Ethiopian people’s irrespective of their ethnic back ground, region and religion. The hidden motive of the master plan is to uproot the Oromo farmers from their lands and to sell their lands for national and international millionaires under the pretext of development.

Similarly, we recall the recent Waldeba Monastery, a historic site established in the 4th century that was up rooted by the TPLF regime for sugar plantation which is a crime against historical heritage of the country.

We have also witnessed the forced displacement and villagization in Gambella region, where government forcibly moved tens of thousands indigenous people in the western Gambella region. The motive was to lease a large area of land for commercial agriculture. These indigenous people neither consulted nor paid adequate compensation. As a usual, they were left alone with nothing but despair. These are just few injustices committed by TPLF regime against Ethiopian peoples.

The TPLF regime was /is/ able to perpetuate these atrocities by pitting Ethiopian people against each other by spreading hatred and animosity that the Ethiopia peoples thus far could not be able to form strong united action against this barbaric regime. These inhuman actions of TPLF should not be allowed to continue. What the TPLFregime has already done against all Ethiopians , and currently against Oromo students should be a wakeup call for all Ethiopia peoples to be united and get eliminate this savage regime. All democratic forces and all Ethiopian nations and nationalities should come together for the sake of our people and forge unified action soon. If these atrocities are allowed to continue unabated, the TPLF diabolical motives will knock all doors that the sooner is the better to form unified action against this looming danger on all Ethiopian peoples. Unless we overcome the TPLF’s malicious policy of divide and rule soon, we will remain slave and destitute in our country. The TPLF will do all tricks in the book to remain in power for ever. Though we are saddened and outraged by the massacre of Oromo students, their blood will urge us to form unified struggle against the TPLF regime. Silence under this condition business as usual is a triumph for TPLf evil action. If left unchecked, today’s Oromo students and Oromo people’s sufferings may be the suffering of other peoples in Ethiopia tomorrow, let‘s unite against this regime leaving aside our minor difference that will be decided by Ethiopia peoples. The urgency is to be united and remove the TPLF regime in all means necessary by having unified voice nationally and internationally.

Therefore, we call upon all forces that work to bring down the TPLF dictatorial regime to work together to create a new Ethiopia where all of its peoples live in freedom, peace, equality and justice under rule of law.

Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)



  1. dear general it is for the first time to hear about it from our oromo poletitions. nice idea. keep it up. i dont care who lead or which party governs the country. but, as human i need justice, democracy, fare and good gevernence and equal share of our country resourcessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.


  2. OLF was quite when WALDBA and Gambella incident occured, and now tried to respond yesterday’s event with today’s reality. No one wants to see innocent people die. I condemned the action taken by the police that lead to lose of students in ambo and other part of Ethiopia. On the mean time narrow minded groups who want to created chaos in the country need to be condemned too. The sentiment that is carried out and excuted by OLF to creat state with in state is unaccaptable. We Ethiopians have a right to live the place of our choice. destroying a selected individual property and targating people based on their Ethencity becomes OLF latest cook book.This practice need to stopped and condomned by OLF. In short OLF need to show that it has different agenda from EPRDF/TPLF to get people support.

  3. What unites the people of Ethiopia is the national flag.
    When they first marched to Addis Abeba in 1991 the first thing the mercenary ethno-fascist Tigre people liberation force, tplf, attacked was the Ethiopian flag, labelling it as a piece of rag.

    since then, Ethiopiawinet and our national flag, which by the way, is adopted by many carribean and African countries as a symbol of freedom and black liberation has been demoted. Because it represents unity and a national identity, which the ethno-fascist mercenary Tigre people liberation front do not want.

    Tigre people liberation knows that if people are united as one country, it has no chance and so it attacks all symbols of national unity and in its place promotes division, hatred, violence, and incites inter tribal /ethnic wars and conflicts.

    Olf and Kemal Gelchu should see that their issue is the issue of all Ethiopians. If they sound like they only stand for their ethnic group, others are bound to feel excluded.

  4. As a Tigrean I will join OLF to remove EPRDF then let the people chose what they want, ensure General Kemal Gelchi and his arm works for One Ethiopia under rule of law.

  5. Are you serious that you are reporting about OLF when you stamp the “OLF” with this POW?
    Do not fool yourself, Z-Habesha. Kamal is just a dissident and an angry captive that is mad at OLF, not an OLF by himself.

  6. It is good news and great from General Kamal G. The other Ethiopian ethnic groups must join him and save Ethiopia. Sitting, crying about the olf is out of date. Specially the Amharas must join General Kamal and save Ethiopia rather than cry and beg the bloody woyane. It is not the Oromos alone responsible for Ethiopia the Amharas must react.

  7. OLF, Gemal Geltu is an Arab food soldier, not an Ethiopian liberator. As the name shows he is organisation is the same as TPLF. Gulcha bikeyarere wet ayatftm. OLF is Shabia and Egypt food soldier, not an Ethiopia. Only stupid Ethopian would join or fan OLF. OLF= TPLF = Shabia = Egypt = enemies of Ethiopia, no unity with narrow ethnicists, tribalists and fascists and foot soldiers of Shabia and Egypt. It is true TPLF is a curse. But OLF is even much worse than TPLF. OLF would not even allow Ethiopia to exist one day leave alone to liberate its people.

    Down to OLF, Woyane, ONLF, Shabia, Egypt, … no unity with racists,ethniist, tribalists. Leave alone to liberate Ethiopians, you are not free yourself.

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