A Brief Note on Current Situation of Oromo Liberation Struggle
OLF Presse Release- August 25, 2021
The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) as a leading Oromo political organization has relentlessly directed and coordinated the Oromo People’s struggle for self-determination for almost half a century. The OLF from its inception has been providing a comprehensive leadership to various forms of Oromo struggle for freedom and democracy including armed resistance, political engagement, and diplomatic endeavors.
Undeniably, the OLF has endured innumerable adversaries from both inside and outside the organization and gone through bumpy ups and downs filled with many irregular vices and virtues of success stories as well as dreadful setbacks. Attacks from within the organization, mainly driven from external enemies and associated mercenaries from outside the Organization had exposed the OLF struggle to many difficult terrains at different times. Through its 50 years’ journey of struggle, the OLF has learned that most of the internal plots emerged as a splinter group at the time when the Oromo struggle reaches a critical stage of fruition. We also realized that forming internal splinter groups within the OLF is a permanent strategy and sabotage that had been orchestrated by Abyssinian ruling groups and their foreign allies who want to maintain the status quo of Abyssinian empire by supporting the consecutive ruling groups with abundant resources and intelligence infiltration networks for many years.