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Oromo Liberation Front (OLF): Oromia (Ethiopia)

Rebels of the Oromo Liberation Front

Rebels of the Oromo Liberation Front. Photo credit: Aberfoyle International Security

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) is a secessionist group seeking independence for the Oromia region from the government of Ethiopia. The OLF was formed in 1973 by Oromo nationalists to promote self-determination for the Oromo people. Part of the complaints of OLF is the years of oppression from the larger Ethiopian society against the Oromo people.

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