Oromo struggle transformed into Ethiopian struggle – Haile Hirpa

EthiopianReview.com | August 24th, 2010

In an interview with OLF media, the President of the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) defended the participation of Dr. Berhanu Nega in OSA’s recent conference and declared that Oromo struggle has transformed into Ethiopian struggle.

OSA president Dr. Haile Hirpa said “Oromo people’s struggle can not proceed as before.” Oromo people “must work together with other Ethiopian forces who want to change the government and democratize the country” added Dr. Haile Hirpa.

Dr. Berhanu Nega is the leader of the exiled Ginbot 7 Movement that opposes the current Meles Zenawi regime in Ethiopia. Analysts say diaspora-based Oromo and other politicians want to follow the example of Oromia based groups like MEDREK (Forum for Justice and Democratic Dialogue) that has managed to unite opposition forces by breaking ethnic, regional and ideological barriers. … continue reading at JimmaTimes.com