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‘OROMO FIRST’ Community Engagement World Tour: Next Stop – Boston/MA

Posted: Hagayya/August 1, 2013 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments (71)

‘Oromo First’ in Boston, Massachusetts
Place: Courtyard Marriott, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Date: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 (Time: 2:30pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed and Ob. Abdi Fite


‘Oromo First’ in Brighton, England/UK
Place: Bhasvic College, 205 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN3 6EG
Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 (Time: 2pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ob. Geresu Tufa and Aad. Arfasse Oromiyaa
Guests of Honor: Ob. Galasa Dilbo, Ob. Taha Abdi, Ob. Bekele Mekonnen, Dr. Zelalem Benti and Aba Naga


Update: Please see dates for the Chicago and Dallas events coming up on 29th and 30th of November below.

The ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement will be held in Brighton, the UK (near London), on December 14, 2013. Speakers will be Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ob. Geresu Tufa and Aad. Arfasse Oromiyaa. At the event, the guests of honor will be: Ob. Galasa Dilbo, Ob. Taha Abdi, Ob. Bekele Mekonnen, Dr. Zelalem Benti and Aba Naga. The event is sponsored by the Oromo Community in Brighton and Hove (UK).

‘Oromo First’ in Chicago
Place: Chicago Library, Edgewater Branch, 6000 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660
Date: Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 (Time: 1pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed and Ob. Kadiro Elemo

‘Oromo First’ in Dallas, TX
Place: Grand Hotel, 7815 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251
Date: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 (Time: 2pm)
Speaker: Ob. Jawar Mohammed

‘Oromo First’ in Brighton, England/UK
Place: Bhasvic College, 205 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN3 6EG
Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 (Time: 2pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ob. Geresu Tufa and Aad. Arfasse Oromiyaa
Guests of Honor: Ob. Galasa Dilbo, Ob. Taha Abdi, Ob. Bekele Mekonnen, Dr. Zelalem Benti and Aba Naga


Update: The ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement will be held in Denver, Colorado, on November 9, 2013. Following that, the ‘Oromo First’ will hold a meeting in Washington/DMV on November 16, 2013. Please check details for the two events below.

‘Oromo First’ in Washington, DC/MD/VA-DMV
Place: Erickson Living Riderwood, 3120 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 (Time: 2pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ob. Mohammed Ademo, Aad. Aisha Ali, Aad. Arfasse Oromiyaa

‘Oromo First’ in Denver, Colorado
Place: Doubletree by Hilton (4040 Quebec Street, Denver)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 (Time: 3pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed and Dr. Salahadin Said


Update: The ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement will be held in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), on October 13, 2013. For the details, please see below. Posters for the Calgary, Edmonton, Portland and Columbus events are given herein.

All of the Next Stops:
– Oct. 12, 2013 – Calgary, Canada
– Oct. 13, 2013 – Edmonton, Canada
– Oct. 20, 2013 – Portland, Oregon
– Oct. 26, 2013 – Columbus, Ohio
– Nov. 16, 2013 – Washington, DC

‘Oromo First’ in Portland, Oregon
Place: Doubletree Hotel (Lloyd Center; 2nd Floor, Cascade Ballroom; 1000 Northeast Multnomah Street, Portland)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 (Time: 2pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ad. Tigist Geme and Ob. Tisho T.

‘Oromo First’ in Columbus, OH
Place: Santanas Party House (3569 D-K Refugee Road, Columbus, OH)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 (Time: 1pm to 5pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ob. Mohammed Ademo, Ob. Girma Tadesse, Ob. Abdi Fite

‘Oromo First’ in Calgary, Canada
Place: Boys and Girls Club (731 13th Avenue NE)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 (Time: 2pm)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, Ob. Jilcha Hamid and Ob. Mohammed Ademo (Ob. Ademo will join the meeting via Skype)

‘Oromo First’ in Edmonton, Canada
Place: Korean Community Center (9636 105A Avenue, Edmonton)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 (Time: 6pm)
Speaker: Ob. Jawar Mohammed


Update: The ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement will be held in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, October 20, 2013, and in Washington, DC, on Saturday, November 16, 2013. In addition, the other next stops are: Calgary/Canada (Oct. 12) and Columbus/Ohio (Oct. 26).



Update – Details of the Ottawa, Canada, ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement are as follows:

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Place: Heron Community Center, 1470 Heron Road
Speaker: Ob. Jawar Mohammed

More ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement details below:
– Sept. 25: Las Vegas, NV
– Sept. 28: Fremont, CA
– Sept. 28: Toronto, Canada
– Sept. 29: Ottawa, Canada
– Oct. 26: Columbus, Ohio



Update – Details of the Toronto ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement are as follows:

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 1pm to 10pm
Place: Plaza Hotel (1677 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON, M3L 1A5)
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed, and Ob. Mohammed Ademo (Ob. Ademo joins the meeting via Skype)

More ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement details below:
– Sept. 21: Sioux Falls, SD
– Sept. 25: Las Vegas, NV
– Sept. 28: Fremont, CA
– Sept. 28: Toronto, Canada
– Sept. 29: Ottawa, Canada
– Oct. 26: Columbus, Ohio



The Northern California Oromo Community will hold its Irreecha celebration on September 28th, 2013 at the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, California.

Following the Irreecha celebration, the ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement with Ob. Mohammed Ademo will be held at the following venue: 100 Hacienda Avenue, San Lorenzo, California.

Irreecha Celebration: 10am-1pm
– ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement with Ob. Mohammed Ademo @ 2pm


Updated on Sept. 10, 2013:

The ‘Oromo First’ Community Engagement will have a stop at Columbus, Ohio, on October 26, 2013.

‘Oromo First’ in Las Vegas, Nevada
Hosted by the Oromo Community of Las Vegas
Date: Sept. 25, 2013
Time: 4pm
Place: Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Speakers: Ob. Jawar Mohammed and Ob. Mohammed Ademo

‘Oromo First’ in Sioux Falls
Sponsored by Oromo Youth Association of SD
Date: Sept. 21, 2013
Meeting Time: 2pm-5:30pm (Concert: 9pm-2am)
Place: 218 Nordic Hall, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Guest Speaker: Jawar Mohammed
Concert by Kadir Said, Mohammed Sheeka, Godi Boku and Muktar

The Next Stops in Short:
Sioux Falls, SD: September 21, 2013
Las Vegas, NV: September 25, 2013
– Toronto – Canada: September 28, 2013
– Ottawa – Canada: September 29, 2013
– Columbus, Ohio: October 26, 2013


More Cities/Countries To Come Soon:
– Atlanta, GA – August 31, 2013
– Memphis, TN – September 1, 2013
– Sioux Falls, SD – September 21, 2013
– Toronto – Canada: September 28, 2013
– Ottawa – Canada: September 29, 2013

Poster for the Memphis “Oromo-First” Community Forum (Sept. 1, 2013 at University of Memphis, 300 University Center from 1PM to 6PM):

Poster for the Atlanta “Oromo-First” Community Forum with O/ Jawar Mohammed, Dr. Mohammed Hassen & O/ Abdi Fite (Aug. 31 at 720 Hambrick Rd, Stone Mountain, from 3PM to 10PM):


In Pictures: The “Oromo First” Community Forum in Minneapolis (August 10) & Seattle (August 18).
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(Photos from online citizen journalists)


“Oromo First” in San Diego (CA) and Seattle (WA):

Click on the images to enlarge – “Oromo First” events in San Diego (CA) & Seattle (WA):




“Oromo First” in Minneapolis (MN):


The first stop of the ‘OROMO FIRST’ Community Engagement World Tour will be in Minneapolis, MN, on August 10, 2013 starting at 3:30PM at South High School (Address: 3131 S 19th Avenue, Minneapolis). Panelists at the event will be Obbo Jawar Mohammed, Adde Arfasse, Obbo Mohammed Ademo and Dr. Gemetchu Megerssa. Facebook Event Page


“Oromo First” Worldwide Tour:

Update: Melbourne included as one of the destinations.

‘OROMO FIRST’ Community Engagement World Tour: Obbo Jawar Mohammed with Prof. Mohammed Hassen, Prof. Gemetchu Megerssa, Prof. Ezekiel Gebissa, Dr. Ali Birra, Obbo Jafar Ali, and other intellectuals, prominent elders, spiritual leaders and journalists.


– Minneapolis: August 10, 2013
– San Diego: August 17, 2013
– Seattle: August 18, 2013
– Atlanta: August 31, 2013

More Cities/Countries To Come Soon:
– Washington DC; Dallas; Toronto; Calgary; London; Norway; Munich; South Africa; Melbourne (Australia)


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  1. Abdii

    Aug 1, 13 at 2:17 pm

    Oduu gammachiisaa! Gochaan keessan kun hedduu nama boonsa. Ummata keenna bara dheertuuf mataa gadi qabamee ture ol-qabuuf ka’uun keessan natti toleera. Diinotni keenya eessa dhaqu egaa? Qindeessitoonnii fi qooda fudhattoonni qophii kanaa seenaan isiniif bakka guddaa ni qabaatti. Look these Oromo “BIG NAMES”! Nu boonsitanii nuuf jiraadhaa.

    • wako

      Aug 2, 13 at 5:39 am

      we don’t shay away from hard to call ourselves oromo. even if we disagree, we try
      to understand we don’t let our disagreement divide us

    • ahmed muhammed

      Aug 6, 13 at 3:59 am

      dantaa dhunfaa dantaa oromoo fakkeessitanii hin dubbatinaa

  2. Oromo first

    Aug 1, 13 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you!

    Oromo must be very, very aggressive in their fight for their freedom! We have emerging transformational young leaders who buried old divisions and focused on orommmumaa which is the only hope for Bilisumma. Jabaadhaa!

  3. Qannoo

    Aug 1, 13 at 7:53 pm

    Baayyee oduu gammachiissadhaa.Garu akka gorsaati kan dubachuu barbaaduu hojjiin kun beekittoota Oromoo biraa hafanis haammachuu qaba.Kun gadi fageenyaan itti yaadammuu qaba.Yoo danda’ame illee beekitoota Oromoo hundaaf waamichii godhame koree qindeesituu tokko filatame hojjii kun balinan geggefame gaariidha.Jabbadhaa!!Uumaatii Oromoo yaada kana irrati bifa barbachissan isin degeruuf qophiidha!!!

  4. Sirreessaa

    Aug 1, 13 at 8:33 pm

    Bright idea. It is great that our people come up with this wonderful idea.
    I call upon all oromos to rally behind this concept of Orom First. Let us instutionlize this concept and make it a permanent leading and living part of our struggle worldwide.

    Those of us livining in other parts of the world should du the same everywhere. Let us rise
    and show our resolve to regain our independence.

    Ani Boorana. Ani Jaarsa. Isin Eebbise! Ayyaanni Oromoo isin wajjin ha dhaabbatu. Adda isin hajabeessu. Diinni keessan ha cabu. Oromiyaa bilisa taate warra ija ofiitin argee miila
    ofiitin keessa deemu isin haa tolchu.

  5. Mohamedsani Abdalla

    Aug 1, 13 at 8:44 pm

    Duraandursee galatooma jenna warra yeroo isaa saba isaatiif kheennee duula ummata oromoo walitti harkisuufii khakhasuu khana qopheesitan.Waan akkan nama gammachiisu waan taheef galata guddaa oromoota biraa qabdu! garuu nuti oromoonni/hawaasni oromoo Sweden kheeysa jirru heeduu gaddine maqaa kheenya ramaddii tana kheeysaa dhabuun heduu nugaddisiifte!!! yoo dandahame khoreen waankana qindeeysite akka sagantaa teeysan kheeysa nuuf galchitan isin gaafanna khabajaa wajjiin: gltm

  6. Barii

    Aug 1, 13 at 9:34 pm

    Great News! Let’s look around 360 degrees. The world communities have long passed us and if we don’t wake up now, it will be too late to catch up. Each and everyone of us bears responsibility to be part of the movement.

  7. Tolcha Jabessa

    Aug 1, 13 at 9:46 pm

    I very appreciate the motivation started now Bravo! go ahead Oromo ,we all behind you

  8. kiya

    Aug 1, 13 at 10:41 pm

    Amma iyyuu gudda isaa raabii isiin aulfeessu.jaabadhaa uummaan oromoo hundii isiin dukaa jiraa oromiyaan nibilisoomti.

  9. Xaafaa

    Aug 1, 13 at 11:31 pm

    Waan dansaa dhaan gadi baaatan!
    Yaada haaraa jechuun kana! Rabbi isin haa milkeessuu! Nutis isin duukaa jiraa! Jabaadha, rabbi waliin.


  10. yeroon Amma

    Aug 2, 13 at 3:06 am

    Waan Oromo kan abarsaa namaa hin qabnee kanumaa argee. yoo akkanaa jedhuu, yeroo hundaa namaa maqaa Oromo qaabatee sochu’uu marri maqaa ittin bushessan wayii qaaba. kanaafuu jabachuu qaabdaan. Oromoon akka yadaa kessan fudhatuus abdii qabaa, waaqnii isiin haamilkessu. seenaa himaa Prof. Mohammed Hassan siif warra sii wajjin jiruus ninjallanna

  11. Dhugaa Himaa

    Aug 2, 13 at 3:27 am

    Unless we tell the truth about ourselves, others; be it enemies or friends alike don’t like to take the first step to bother themselves with our agenda as such.
    This is a good start, we should continue doing it in its different forms, until the ones who were surprised of our hero of making his tactical and temporary friends ahead of his people, and his people second to them, as they did always in our history. That by itself is an insult for us, and terrible ignorance for them!!!!!!
    This people should learn about the reality of where the world and the consciousness of the people who live in that country, they love more than their biological mother, for the fact that, they were privileged under her name than by their biological mother. But for the rest of us, that didn’t work very well in the past, it doesn’t work now, nor will it for the future. We don’t have any reasonable cause to make their beloved mother our first loved one because we didn’t get anything makes us so, as it was with them. We have a legitimate reason to love our own mother first, and if need be, negotiate about their mothers’ presence in our political life in the first place.
    They didn’t understand our people’s saying that goes like this! “Hindaanqqon haate, haate kan ittin qalan baaftti” Which roughly means, scratching the ground for search of food nonstop, the hen comes up with the lost knife, that was buried in the ground and lost, and the one the owner searched and was troubled, as with what he could slaughter the hen herself!
    So much so, they jumped up and down for no significant reason, and awakened our seemingly sleeping people, and provoked everyone for any possible unified actions!
    This is good reason of starting and doing great things, for the fact that, even if we seem sleep helplessly, our enemies are always busy doing everything under their control not only to keep us under present condition, but to take us back to the 19th century era, the era I dare say every Oromo individual well know about what started then and existed up until now and what that means to our history and political life!
    I would say we should be able to invite these guests to our each cities and states in unison so that the meaning of their mission be accomplished, and their tour be historical start and continuous with every sorts of successes of its kinds!

  12. chala

    Aug 2, 13 at 4:09 am

    waan gaariidha. Jabaadhaa.

  13. Qotaa Galchaa

    Aug 2, 13 at 6:35 am

    Jabaadhaa, waan dansaadhaa

  14. Bulbula

    Aug 2, 13 at 9:07 am

    No matter what the situation might be, I think under any circumstances
    we Oromo’s need to focus on Unity, unity and unity. No matter what phrase we express,
    cherish and by defending our values day and night, unless Oromo’s put all their
    forces behind forming unity we cannot and we will not pull it off. I swore by

  15. Keebar

    Aug 2, 13 at 11:21 am

    A good move! Let’s do what we do in good spirits as is always the custom of the Oromo, respecting messages and messengers that are varying in nature. Let us show others that loving our identity does not mean hatred toward others, as many have feared without any ground. We are a peace loving people, we love our people, yet we fight against any injustice, whatever the nature and whoever the perpetrator.

  16. Lencho Tola Robi

    Aug 2, 13 at 1:27 pm

    Well done our legendary. Focus on unity “tokkummaa yaa ilmaan Oromoo tokkummaa” by no means we never-ever beg unity from pseudo Ethiopian or Abyssinian elites. Look man people habasha are using our miner difference as tool, therefore focus on that. Unity and freedom for Oromo.

  17. abdo

    Aug 2, 13 at 2:06 pm

    oromo ,afaan oromo and oromoia first !jirraadhaa jabadhaa durraattii deema.gaara marin kuns gaara media oromo tokkoti akka nucessisuu abdi irraa qabaa yoo jabannee itti fuunne.!!!

  18. abdul

    Aug 2, 13 at 2:17 pm

    oromo ,afaan oromo and oromoia first !jirraadhaa jabadhaa durraattii deema.gaara marin kuns gaara media oromo tokkoti akka nucessisuu abdi irraa qabaa yoo jabannee itti fuunne.!!!

  19. Gaaddisaa

    Aug 2, 13 at 3:20 pm

    I am very thrilled to listen to our compatriots. This is a good start to revive and revitalize our unity and assert our unflinching stand on Orumumma. WHerever we stand we MUST underline the importance of unity and Oromumma and I hope the speakers will stress that.

  20. Hubataa

    Aug 2, 13 at 6:09 pm

    Yaada baayee gaariidha. Kan oromummaa keenya dura dhaabbatu hundaan hinmormina. Warra amma “Oromummaatu dursa” jedhee ka’e kanas jabaadhaa ittiin jenna. Garuu waanan qeeqqadhus qaba. Beektotuma amma suuraansaanii mullatuufi maqaan isaanii dha’ame keessaa kan galfata saba isaa nyaatee, kan Oromoon lafaa kansaa ta’e hinqabu jedhee waraqaa diina Oromoo deggeru barreessaa ture, Kan garaasaa fi bitamee wayyaaneetti harka kennatee harka nukennachiisuu yaale, Kaanimmoo ejjennoo qulqulqq’qq kan hin qabnettu keessa jira. Jarreen kun qalbii diddiirratanii waayee Oromoo haasa’uu moo hojidhuma ofi harkaa qaban nutti himu? Fakkeenyaafi Inni tokko miseensa ol’aanaa OPDO ta’ee nama muudamee hojiirra jirudha. Waayee Oromoo nutti himee asitti hafamoo deebi’ee biyyatti gala. Yoo dandeettii haasaa qabu dagalee godhatee Oromummaa fakkeessee harka lafa jalaan nu kolaasee waayee Ethiopia nutti himuu barbaada ta’ee otuu dhiisee wayya. Namni kun dirree lama irraa taphachaa jira. Warra amma qophaaye asi bayee keessaa namni lama kobbortaa ODF uffatanii Kanateeraa OPDO jalaa qabuu, inni tokko jaakkeettii ABO ofirraa baasee kootii OPDO uffatee jira. Kanaafuu haxxummaa isaan ittiin dhufan kana bareechinee hubannee xiinxaluu qabna. Yoo qulqulluummaa Oromummaa dubbataniifi tole hin simannaan, booressuu barbaadnaan garuu ammumaa kaasanii otuu yaada isaanii sirreessatanii wayya.

    • Abdii

      Aug 3, 13 at 7:02 am

      Obboleessa kiyya, shakkuun gaarii dha. Garuu amma kanaaf yeroo hinqabnu natti fakkaata. dhimmi amma itti jirru waa’ee siyaasaa miti. Kun waa’ee eenyummaa fi mirgaa ti. Oromoon walitti dhufuu qabna. Mee walitti haa dhiyaannu, sana booda itti deebina yoo barbaachisaa ta’e.

    • Abdataa S

      Aug 10, 13 at 2:44 pm

      waan kaleessatiin yeroo mara sammuu wal xaxuuf yaaluun gaarii natti hin fakkaatu.garuu namumti fedheehu oromoo erga tahee akkaataa oromoof tolu hojjachuuf oromoo birarraa hayyama fudhachuun irraa hin eeggamu!!! kanaafuu obboo kiyyaa amma yeroon tan komiitii miti tan itti hojjatani malee. “ya ilman oromo hundi walii galaa erre tokkummaatiin haa yaanu wal jalaa………dhiiroo haa carraynuu waan qabsoodhaaf tolaa”

    • Garii

      Aug 19, 13 at 10:25 am

      Yoo dhuguman jarri ati jettu kun namoota akkasiti ta`e raggaa qabataman saxilbaasi.
      yokkan shakkiin nama hin guutiin.

  21. abdul

    Aug 3, 13 at 11:37 am


  22. Jira

    Aug 3, 13 at 4:47 pm

    Khun hundee gaafii Saba kheenyaati. Oromummaafii Oromiyaa duursuu lakkifneetii bara hedduuf garagallee gooluma keenyatti kubbaa fitti tumaa jirra. Oromoyaa fii oromon durfamnaan tokkummaan kheenya yomiyyuu hin jiraata. Gootonni Oromo bar 130 caalaa khan itti wreegaman kanaafi malee waan biraa miti. Yaa Oromo wanni eynuu hin jirtu diinni keenya grayyuun ibidda nushideeti umrii nurratti dheerfachuuf wixxifataa jira, me maaltu nu ? hanga itillee takkitti irra ciifnuu nu jalaa maratu eynaa? Goytaan yaada khana khan finxa bahu akka nuuf taasisu abdachaa warra yaada khana burqisiseen ulfaadhaa/ fayyaa dayaa.

  23. falmata

    Aug 6, 13 at 1:31 am

    Obbo Jawar Mohammad dhugaa jette Oromo farst 100% nin degara.
    hamma ammaduaaratu nama akanatti dhuga basqeysatti ummata habashati himu dhabuutu nudedaqe jabaashuti itti fufi qabso sifaana jirraa.

  24. Ahmed

    Aug 6, 13 at 3:11 am

    Viva Oromuumma. Let’s march and have them have clear understanding of who we are.

  25. Lencho

    Aug 6, 13 at 6:01 pm

    Kaayyoon Isaac maal? Akki isin it ijaaramta namatti tolaa itt fuufaa hayyoonii fi beettonni teenna hedduu isaanis ammachuu hin dagatinaa. Gama kaaniin waan gaarii Oromoof fiduuf yoo ta’e rabbiin is in gargaarinna. Mormii fi qeeqni hedduu isin irratti dhihachuu wa an maluuf do not show the spirit of giving up like what happen in history each &every steps you will matter for the final out come. You better take maximum care in moving forward for what you stand for.

  26. Lencho

    Aug 6, 13 at 6:17 pm

    Akkuma obboleessi keenna Abdiin jedhe warreen wayaa jalaa kan nama biraa uffatanii kan gubbaa immoo kan Oromummaa ufatanii Oromota bira dhufantu arms durallee qabsoo Oromoo kan janni meeqa itt dhume diiguu irratt hojjataa akka tyranny dhugaa Ida galaati. Isa kananatu akka hawaasni Oromoollee hayyoota Isaac irraa abdii fill amantii fixatu godhe. Kanaaf yaada namni muuxxannoo arms dura rude irraa ka’e kunnu kana xiinxallaan ilaallee adeemsa deemnu hundaa of eegganaan akka deemnuuf nu gargaara amantii jedhu qaba.

  27. Jaarraa

    Aug 7, 13 at 1:49 am

    I am an Oromo First:
    See oromodictionary.com

  28. Akkam Goona

    Aug 7, 13 at 1:49 am


  29. Lencho

    Aug 7, 13 at 1:39 pm

    Nothing should be disliked about the move of this guys so long as they show a progressive step to bring change to create strong national unity hoping that would be the bottom line is that

  30. Mosissa

    Aug 11, 13 at 1:14 pm

    Oh, great. I am proud of you. I wish I were there and participated with you. This is natural and the way of God or Alah. Keep it up and we will keep it everywhere. Rise up Oromo, it is time to take our positions now.

  31. Mosissa

    Aug 11, 13 at 1:29 pm

    Maaloo yaa Oromo, kan tokko nu taasisu kaayyoo keenya male wa’ee abalu akasi kan jedhu dhiisaa, walitti quba qabuu dhiisaa.

    Wanti hubachuu qabnu, kaayyoon deemsichaa Oromummaaf barbaachisaa ta’uu isaa ti. Oromummaa qofa irratti wal gahuu qabna. Abalu akkas jechuun Oromummaaf bu’aa tokko hin qabu miidhaa male. Mee ija wal gaarriffatu dhiisaatii diinota Oromo Wayyaanee fi kan Jaarraa duraatti kan nu deebisuuf halkaniif guyyaa hojjetan yaadaa. Haa xiqqaatus haa guddatus Oromofin qabsa’a dhaabni jedhuu fi namni hojii isaatiin dalagu hundi Oromummaaf gumaacha poitive ta’e qaba. Kanaaf, an ummata kootiif maalin godhe kan jedhu of gaafachaa, gochaa kam iyyuu Oromummaaf haala kamiin akka gumaachu ilaalanii madaaluun barbaachisaa dha.

  32. caalchisaa

    Aug 11, 13 at 7:50 pm

    I smell blisummaa (liberation) coming!!!


    1) Oromo division is dead as unity and national consensus on key non-negotiable issues (i.e, self- determination, 100% control our resources in our territory without any external interference, orommummaa as our nationhood and oromo identity) is solidifying 2) The youth (qeerro) are firing hard as the old divided guard are dying and have totally lost control 3) Abyssinians are frustrated and in turmoil 4) oromo have a JUST cause and more than sufficient force, resources and determination for liberation.

    Thank you Qeerro, oromos are beginning to smell the day of their liberation for the first time in 2 decades.

  33. Lencho

    Aug 12, 13 at 6:44 am

    We had been singing the chorus of our unity at least for the last two decade. It seems every one has understood the therapy for the sickness our national struggle but the practical aspect is not yet seen at national level. Let us be practical for that matter. Oromo let us be honest to ourselves.


    Aug 14, 13 at 3:49 am


  35. Abdulkadir

    Aug 15, 13 at 2:40 pm

    Wow I am very happy b/c I believe what our Qubee generation are doing is correct path that can empower our people, unite us and take us to victory. My suggestion to you is please make it professionally ,recorded ,take pictures and inform Oromo Nation by any media. Thank you my heroes. We will see you in Australia

  36. Tumsaa Tookkon

    Aug 15, 13 at 4:49 pm

    What is the mission? Who are its targets? We know that we are Oromo and nothing else. There is no “first” or “second” about our identity. We are Oromo!

  37. solan

    Aug 17, 13 at 5:01 am

    Why your first tour of the August 10th in Minneapolis with that number of turnout didn’t get coverage on any Oromo media? Are guys also got highjack by the known pressers of all times? Did you know our doubts around this was high in the first place looked at the people you embraced as your members and the views and practical beliefs they have for Oromo problem with the country they are colonized under?
    If so it’s going to be another interesting and topical issue for another season or maybe a year or beyond!

  38. I am an Oromo

    Aug 19, 13 at 11:53 pm

    Nageenyi haadursu, akkam jirtu warri sochii tana/kana keessatti hirmaattani hundi,

    First of all, I would like to express my proud of you b/c I understand that your agenda is only motivating Oromo nationals to create conscience on Oromummaa and your slogan or motto is “We are Oromos” which embrace all regardless of political, religious, professional, age, gender, and regional differences of the Oromo nationals. So, I belief,
    this golden idea of tour/movement will develop an awareness and more unite Oromos, promote Oromummaa.

    Also, I hope this movement would not stop after some times, but would become an education and information center that would educate common history, culture, tradition, language of the Oromo people which will bring all Oromos together regardless the above listed differences. In short, it has to create information or media center by coordinating the existing diaspora Oromo radios and TVs and developing/promoting to the powerful radios and TV/s to reach out all the Oromia territories and all over the world; which also would help the development of the Oromo arts, music, and literature.

    On the other hand, I urge all Oromo nationals to support this movement morally, professionally, financially, and in any ways possible.

    I wish you successes!



  39. Jimma

    Aug 26, 13 at 2:48 am

    Namooti “tour” geggesina jiran kuni waan qabatamaa biyya kessatti hojjatame of harkaa hinqaban “presentation” malee. Abalu ajjefameera qerroo bilisummaan jedhu sobaa jechu jalqabani. Yoo “presentation”dhaan ta’e eega kan Dr Gamachu dubbatu qofaan diina dachaasa. Isayyu angoo itti kenani irraa darbatani. Gariin isa kan walgahi
    taa’u hojiidhuma humna dugda nama kuttu kana jibbeeti achi ta’a malee
    waanuma qabatama akka of harkaa hinqabne ni beeka. “Short term tour effect”
    malinni jennu namoota bolola angoo hinqabne waan danda’anin waliin hojjachuuf
    adeeman wal harkatti qabuudha gosaan itti galani.

    Namni ykn humna amba jiru gahee isaas hin beeku ykn hin dagata. Namni biyya faranjii jiru “supportive role” taphata waan biyyatti hojjatamuuf. Yero heddu dubbaneera. Namootumti “tour” gaggessa jiran kuni Jawaar dabalatee kaleessa dubachaa turani. Har’a maal hojjachaa jiru?. Akka hogganu fedhuti moo akka “supportive role” taphachuuti?. Waanta kaleessa dubbanne sana irra deebine dubachu dadhabuudha. Dadhabini ABO kan dadhabe tokko hogganni biyya kessa bahee ollaa jiraachu jalqabe kan jedhu dubatamaa ture. Hogganni waraana kessa baanan akka qurxummi bishaan kessa baheeti hin jenne?. Yerootu nuttii agarsiisa hogganna biyyatti deebisuuf hin debisne. Yoo Jawaar ta’e amma dhuguma hadha manaa gatee daggala oromiyaa nama dhaqu?.

    Anaaf gahee humna biyya ambaa jiru dagachuudha. Akkana gochuun maal fide?. Wal dorgommi gosaa dabre isuma walii galee waanuma taate hojjatu + isa walitti adeemu barbaadu (gosummaan yaadu gatee) akkatti takkaalamu hojjatame (knowingly or unknowingly). Waan kaleessa dubachaa baanes irra deebinee ilaalu. Har’a kan hojjannu waliin wal bukke qabu.

    Qeroo bilisummaa hinjiru jechu jalqabani. Ragaan itti agarsiisnu hinjiru kan jedhan Laggasaa Wagii booda. Kuni jira moo hinjirudha?.


    Akkuma habshaan Oromoon “majority” miti jette dubattu inni tokko “bilisumma.com” irratti falmaa jira. Akkasuma ta’e hinjira hinjiru qeroo bilisummaa. Qeroo bilisumma jira hinjiru eega ademsan irra caala bekkamaa dhufa. Adeemsan waraanna biyyolessas akka ta’us yerootu agarsiisa.

  40. rab12

    Aug 27, 13 at 12:49 pm

    jimma please . Osoo olola yaroon itti darbe kana dhiiftee baabura amma dargaggoonni oromoo hawaasa oromoo jaaruuf kaasan kana deeggartee irra caala. Dhaabni ati himtuus nama shani .dhaabonni oromoo cufti deeggarsa hawaasaa dhabeeti jira kanaafuu hawaasni jaaramuun maaf sirakka. Dhaabni tokkolleen hawaasa dura dhaabbannaan eenyuuf dhaabbate. Hawaasa bilisoomsuufi moo?

  41. Jimma

    Aug 28, 13 at 8:05 pm

    Kanaan dura Radiyoo Simbirtuu natti fakkaata gaffif deebi irratti Kamaalfaa
    rakkoon isaani ykn kan hin jabaanne waan Itophiyaa jedhanifii miti waan
    waraana hinqabneefi. Waraanna qabaachuf biyyatti deebi’u qabu jedhe Jawaar
    dubbate. Hogganu feetu kanatu si fuldura jira jechuuf. Haala qabatamaa har’a
    argaaa jiruf biyya deemani ummata ijaaru kan jedhu kunni dhugaa irraa waan
    fagaatedha. Baqataan waan hojjachu qabu, waan biyya kessatti hojjatamuf “logistics” dhihessufi waantoota isa utubu danda’an “including external factors which can enhance struggle” irratti hojjachuudha. Hundi keenya dubachaa turre Jawaar dabalate. Gahee keenya seeran “define” hin goone. Humna keenyas seeran beeku. Maal akka hojjachu dandeenyu-maaltu humna kiyya ol jenne of yaa gaafannu. Yaada “supportive role” jedhuti “feasible”dha. Irra caalas ummata ykn gosaaf gosa wal dorgommi kessaa baasas.

    Kan biro waaye waranna hinqabna hinqabnu kan jedhudha du’a Laggasaa booda. Akka qabnus hinuma beeku. Haala ulfaata ta’e kessatti asin gahuun salphaa miti. Kanaaf, namoota asin gahan hawaasa gara kuteenyan waan nyaatan busidhaan hamileen bukke dhaabate dabalate “acknowledge” gochu qabna. Akkamitti irra caala jabeesina akamitti “replicate/expand” goona nutis gahee keenya “’contribute” gochu qabna yaadu wayya malee kan qabnu jibbun Oromoof miti. Osoo hin beekin dinaaf tajaajilu ta’a.

    Waaye oromo jedhani mana bahaniiru. Eega hundi rabbi harka jira. Bara baraan TPLF nama ajjeftuf “press + demonstration” dhaan waan ta’u miti. Waan qabatamaa ta’e tokko kan gumaa baasu hojjatamu qaba. “Meeting after meeting or tour after tour” waan nu baasu miti. Ummatni kan dhagahu fedhus waanta habashaan nu gochaa jirtu ykn nu gochaa turte tara tara ka’a natti himaa miti-waaan qabatamaa ta’e waan hojjatame kan gumaa baasu malee. Yaadi koos olola miti irra debi’i ilaali.

    Irra deebi’e kanan jedhu waan qabnu irra caala jabbessuf adeemtu akka dhunfaattis ta’e ummataaf bu’aa fida. Rabbi yaa jabeessu yaa babala’atan.


    Itti yaada. Akkaataa yaada jirru jijjiramu qaba. “Atomosphere” qabsoo jijjiruf qooda fudhadha. Akkatti ummatni gamtaan waliin yaa’u hojjadha.

  42. Galana

    Sep 2, 13 at 1:59 am

    It is and was Oromoo first and that is what OLF was promoting all this years.I don’t understand why out of the blue it become a new slogan and needed agitation?As one mentioned it in spite of our different approaches regarding the struggle for Oromoos Rights,we are all proud of what we are.We are not amateurish but experienced in our own ways.Specially the Dr.and Jawar I thought both of you are more sphisticated than this.

  43. Hawwinee Barii

    Sep 12, 13 at 10:51 am

    What you are now saying was said many years ago by the establishment of Maccaa and Tulamaa Self Help Association and OLF. Are you waking up now from your dead sleep? We are tired of talking and go to the forest and mountain of Oromia to fight the enemy that is armed to the teeth to destroy Oromummaa. You are young and gadaa principle requires you not to talk politics but to fight, defend and defeat the enemy of Oromummaa. From today, I do not what to see Juwaar and Ademo on computer and internet but in the forest and mountain of Oromia with machine guns.

  44. Abichu

    Sep 13, 13 at 4:56 pm

    I personally appreciate what Jawar is doing, he is igniting all the oromos without the generation gap. Societal mobilization and awareness is the key to bring all together to fight the common enemy. In the absence of clean awareness & coalition it is hard to attain the intended goal as it had been for the past several years. As to me, Jawar & his colleagues are trying to light up our problems. Leadership is a key in struggle for freedom. To my understanding, he is working to bring the division to an end. Better to understand that the division among Oromos is the big hindrance to the realization of long hoped freedom. The oromos standing against each other. Clearing this cloud has to be the first job. That is what the qubee generation is doing. No region, or religion but oromumaa. We need courageous leaders as we need fighters. Strong leadership helps the fighters do right job. Leadership is key to succeed.

  45. Abichu

    Sep 15, 13 at 8:00 pm

    I heard Dr. Nuru Dedefo Working hard with hardliners for the realization of tr ue federalism in which individual rights are respected. So this indicates that they are abandoning the group rights such as language, culture and the right to use their natural resources and self governance. I also heard him saying individuals can own properties any where in the country. Property ownership in its crude sense may not matter, the problem comes when one community has to be relocated where it doesn’t belong. I don’t think Dr. Nuru’s group has seen this issue thoroughly. After all they are not on the side of their people, had they been with their people, they would have been working with their own people first and collaborate with others later.

  46. tekiluwami@gmail.com

    Sep 19, 13 at 9:49 am

    Jabaadha! Tokkoo taane, Oromiyaa haa bilisomsinu!!!

  47. tekiluwami@gmail.com

    Sep 19, 13 at 9:50 am


  48. doori

    Sep 22, 13 at 8:58 pm

    Worraatii argaan horiiti ergaan jedhan marree oromumaan waanumaa cufaayuu dursaa yoo dhugaamaan itti yadaan. please Raftanii hin bulinaa namooni qaraa rafaniis damaqudhaaf sochoo’aa jiruu

  49. doori

    Sep 22, 13 at 9:12 pm

    yeroo tokkumaa oromoo hassoftaan hammaa ollaa issatifis obsaaf jalalaa qabaataa tureef ammaa achiis obsuu dubatuu hin dabatiinaa. galataa ardii nagayaan irra demitaani wolitii dhuftan tanalee ebiisu hin dagatiinaa. fayidaaf kabajaa issaniif qabdaani umataa kessani himuu hin dagatiinaa. Amalaan, yadaanfi , fayidaan gadii uf hin qoxamatiina. Garaa baldhatani karaa argataani yoo dhugaan waan ufii irraatii hujataan.

  50. Abdi

    Oct 2, 13 at 11:12 am

    Yaa oromoo kan isiniif hin galle isiniif haa galu. Adeemsa kana mormuun akka umman oromoo gabrummaa keessa hin baane hawwu ta’eeti natti mullata. Ammallee “WE ARE OROMO FIRST” jabaadha yaa oromoo

  51. anoole

    Oct 2, 13 at 7:49 pm

    Yaa “Oromo First Community Engagement” Kayyoon Kessaan Midia Dhabbuu waan tateef Kayooma sana irraa xiiyeefadhaa

  52. doori

    Oct 8, 13 at 8:18 pm

    Jabadhaa Masi jabadhaa. dubbiin lubbuu tee irraa hangaa umataatiti akkasuma ilmaa kee irraa hanga sabaa keetititii waan qamaa kee kessa si bilbilutuu kawaniin garagaraa. atisi cifituu wontii si gubuu sunuu si chibisu. ebbaa kana hubadha isin kessatu worrii hadhan gabirumaa isinitii bessifite. kani misha keessan ta’ee nyataani isin sobuu, kan firaa keessan ta’ee dubartiin isin sobuu, kan sittii dhihatee konkolataa sifii ofuu, hamaa kaniin egadhas rabbiin isin habararuu, gudadhaa wol qabadhaa. Hoolaan garbaa hin sentuu yoo takkumaa duraa itti darbani cufituu irra hin hafanii. namumaa duraa itti bu’uu malee wacufitu bayee salpha jabadha.

  53. I am oromo first

    Oct 10, 13 at 2:51 am

    Ultimately the liberation of our country will have to come by armed struggle because nothing good can come for free and national liberation is the most precious and expensive undertaking while oromos can never stop fighting until they get ALL of what is theirs. Therefore, unless Jawar has a parctical strategy to translate this new-found but long overdue oromo unity into a fighting force I don’t understand how “peaceful” struggle or creation of oromo media alone as promoted by jawar can move QBO forward.
    Therefore, next stops and steps should focus on these issues.

  54. My name is Salah Ahmed

    Oct 23, 13 at 12:26 pm

    I have never put my name on public sites i am today. I did it cause I am confident about what I got into. That is this I am Oromo first community engagement is a life changing for all of us. I know for sure some of you have a doubt about what is up with this people. This is none but the standing your ground. It is enough to say who, why, for what so and so. I am currently supporting by what ever it takes this I am Oromo first action. I ever did support any party or groups of our organizations before. Just cause it was bull from the day I have understand about all this bull. But today i got in it and I am confident we will do what we say as long as we all keep our promise. If we do not keep our promise do not judge him. If we all did what we can fully, and be did none or the others with him did none. I will be not only his personal enemy but the one to make sure he doese not do it again so do not talk but act. Do some and expect some. If you are living in fear and shock of the others wake up. And for those of you who worried about Jawar not doing none. He is not promising to go and fight but to fight the way he know. He said it if you think any one out side of that country is going to fight and free our people. You are wrong you and have a position to play. That is to do my part financially and advocating for them fighting. So stop the bullshit cause this is to make sure we are the voice of our own. Stop watching ESAT and let’s get our own media that speaks on our behalf. Stop watching ETV and OTV. Do some or stay back until you are sure cause the nagative is good but only if it is for a good intention.

  55. kenne jebessa

    Oct 28, 13 at 5:24 am

    I personally believes Oromo first it’s the sense of unity, common Internal peace, the symbol of tokkummaa & Oromumaa. Jabbaadhaa yaa Ejollee Oromo!!!

  56. magarsa

    Oct 31, 13 at 10:16 am

    viva Joharmohamad. umrii rabbi si haadheeressu si waliin jirra qabeenya irra kaasee hanga wareega lubbuutti. itti fufaa hund keessanuu galatooma warri hujii bonsaa Oromo 1st hojjachaa jirtan jabaadha jajjabaadha.
    warra kasaare kan asiratti comenti ergaa diinaa dabarsaa jira isaan eenyufaa akka tahan ni beyna
    hattoota karaa ethiopihia malee nu hin baasu jedhaniidha
    hujii kana dura kan dhaabbatu diina yoo tahe malee oromoon kana dura hin dhaabbatu

  57. Rooba lammi

    Nov 1, 13 at 9:13 am

    I wander how people getting excited about this talk show that Johar is doing. How much we think it will be affecting / contributing for oromo’s freedom. As a person who have suffered from the tyrany of wayane i would like to advise you my people even though this is one way to fignt for freedom, the real libiration will only come by military action not aganist the wayne but also towords the OPDO. let us fignt for liberty than for show off!!

  58. I am oromo first

    Nov 2, 13 at 5:58 am

    Oromos have many reasons to be excited!

    1) For the first time in decades oromos speak in one voice, on one agenda, “we are oromos first”. This has a HUGE implication beyond the perception of many. Even Jawar may not have predicted its implication. We want to be recognized as an independent nation on our land. Every body wants to be asked the same question given an opportunity. The massive support it draws from oromo and the propaganda war of habasha to alienate our brother is proof of this. This would have been different if it were a show.This is a show only for the the hopeless and the ignorant.

    2) For the first time in decades oromos across all regions and religions and clans are endorsing one individual unanimously. This has several reasons a) Jawar has no dirty past which damaged the images of all traditional fragmented “leaders”. b) Jawar is a young intelligent student who represents the aspirations of the the vast majority of oromos c) Jawar’s historic answer to an historic question at an historic time and place an indication of honesty, reliability and loyalty to his people.d) jawar is a very energetic, positive young leader who reopened the eyes many disillusioned oromos and raised their morals once again.

    3) Oromos have been waiting for unity for many many years because they know when they are united there is nothing theycant accomplish. If even tigres occupied our country and built an empire from Eritrea to Indian ocean there should be no reason we cant liberate ourselves from them. WE should be able to do AT LEAST what they did. For that Oromos need UNITY as the most important weapon. The rest comes on its own

    4) Jawar knows like any body else the ultimate solution is military one. He Jawar never said he would go to the bush and free oromia. Only a fool expects from him to do this. He said he would create favorable conditions for that. He did already a significant part this, i.e. getting at least diaspora oromos under one movement which no one else did in the past. The rest of the job is ours. Accept directions and execute them. If I know who is driving the car I know where I am going. This is what was missing from oromos for decades!

    .This is a show only for the the hopeless and the ignorant.

  59. Hawwii Barii

    Nov 10, 13 at 11:53 am

    The so called” Oromo first” does not make any sense, linguistically, sociologically and politically. One can not be Oromo first and another thing second. It is better to say, “Oromo always.”

    I only go to this meeting because of gallants Oromos like obbo Galaasaa, Abbaa Nagaa fi Xahaa Abdii who abandoned their family, work and education to write Oromummaa by their blood, bone and sweat. We can only hear truth from these gallants.

    My message for Juwaar and his friends is that go to the mountain like Obbo Galaasaa and Abbaa Nagaa. At your age, they were in the mountain chasing enemy . If you are not ready to go to the mountain stop the empty talk. You are physically fit for military and leave talking for those who can not go to the mountain because of age. Oromo culture dictates that one can not become Oromo leader without brilliant record of bravery at the battle field. I only recognize Oromo leaders who were at the battle field.

  60. Qannoo

    Nov 11, 13 at 4:14 pm

    Jalqaba irrati yaada jajabina bareeseen ture.Amma garu waan ani scochii kana keessati qalbeefachaa jiru namootiin sochii kana geggessan alaabaa Oromiyaa jalatamituu moggan lammeen diimituu itti fayyadama hin jiran.Alabaa Oromiyaa mogga lameen diimituuf sabin Oromoo takka gar-gar ba’e hin beekuu.Kanaafiisi sochiin kun xiinxala jala nagashee jira.Hundumaafuu irrati dammaquun gaarii waan ta’ef waa’ee alaabaa kana sabin Oromoo gaafii kaasuu qaban jedha.


  61. girmaa

    Nov 12, 13 at 12:11 am

    I am sure you did great new history for all oromo people and Orommia ! The struggle is jumping from same level to high.
    This is the time to mobilize and moving forward to front our people. We have to start build Mega Oromo Media Center, Strong community center allover in the world, PROUD OROMO! FREE OROMIA!

  62. girmachew

    Nov 13, 13 at 1:49 am

    All Juhar Mohamed, Abdi Fitte, Mohamed Ademo,Tigist Gemme and others you make it new history for Oromo and Oromiya!
    Now the time to mobilize and organize our people to build large and strong community center,pan oromo midia center to support and push forward our struggle until we get our VICTORY!

  63. Hawwinee Barii

    Nov 13, 13 at 11:18 am

    Any Oromia independence movement, including Oromo meeting must display Oromoo symbols. It must become a norm that those who participate on the meeting and deliver a speech must put on Oromian independence symbols and emblem. The income from selling of these symbols and emblem must finance the meeting expenses. With this we are going to hit two birds with one stone.

  64. Tasfaayee

    Dec 13, 13 at 9:20 pm

    Qanqee kana ni kunuunfanna! Ibidda ta’ee hanga diina ciincessutti Oromoom gumaachasaa raawwachuun dirqama eenyummaa ta’a. Ba’aafi kaayyoo ulfaataa ijoolleen keenya baachuuf ofitti fudhatan kana dagaluufi ukuun nu hundarraa eegama. Kaayyoon kaayyoo ganamaati. Jabaadhaa!!!

  65. Aniyo

    Dec 29, 13 at 10:33 am

    I have believe your approach is not all that clear. I can understand why that could be. I just hope it works and free my people from the bondage of multiple oppressors. Oromo is ready to run their own affairs. I also feel the next level in Oromo revolution is not going to be pretty. The other side will suffer a lot as the frustration in Oromo community has been growing steadily over several years. Study the history of South Africa….You will realize that oppressors don’t naturally like to leave their post without a good concession. We as Oromo will have a hard time to accept multiple concessions as instead of just one that happened in South Africa. The bottom line here is that we will have no choice but to defeat this ass holes on a plain field.

  66. Aniyo

    Dec 29, 13 at 10:39 am

    I am ready to fight. That is what it takes to guarantee a freedom. Rise my people. We shall see victory in no time. All it takes is our will to sacrifice.