Announcements

OCO’s Reaction to the Ongoing Sufferings of the Oromo People (9/23/2017) - The Oromo people's struggle against the dictatorial Ethiopian government, for the respect of their human rights, has been intensified since 2014 in much coordinated anti-government protests engulfing the country. The Ethiopian government security forces violently responded to peaceful Oromo protesters, Read More
Sad News: Mr. Yonathan Temesgen Petros (9/16/2017) - To all Oromo in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned that one of our beloved Oromo members, Mr. Yonathan Temesgen Petros passed away. On behalf of all Oromo in the Washington Read More
Happy Eid al-Adha (9/1/2017) - To all Oromo Muslims living in Washington DC ?Metropolitan area, Happy Eid al-Adha to you all and your family members! ? The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC
Children Festival and Cookout (8/19/2017) - To: All Oromo living in the Washington DC Metropolitan area Subject: Oromo Children Festival at the annual Oromo Community Organization Cookout day When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Where:?1620 E Randolph Rd, Colesville, MD 20904, Valley Mill Special Park Time: 11:00am Read More
OSA Annual Conference (7/23/2017) - Dear members of the Oromo Community ?in ?DC, Maryland, and Virginia, The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) cordially invites all Oromos in the area to attend the 31st Annual OSA Conference in Washington DC,?July 28-30, 2017.?This year's conference will be held Read More
Sad News: Obbo Edao Boru has passes away (7/20/2017) - The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned that Oromia's famous and highly respected historian, a man also known as a moving library, Obbo Edao Boru, passed away this week on July 18, 2017. Obbo Edao was known Read More
Response from US Dept Of State to an Appeal Letter Jointly Submitted On May 9, 2014 (6/30/2017) - In letter dated June 2,2014, the US department of state , Assistant secretary for African Affairs responded to the Appeal letter jointly submitted by the Oromo Community Organization(OCO) , the Oromo Youth Self-help Association (OYSA), the International Oromo Women Organization Read More
Sad News: Obbo Jamal Idris passed away (6/9/2017) - ?To all Oromo in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, ?The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned that one of our beloved Oromo members, Mr. Jamal Idris, passed away this afternoon. On behalf of all Oromo in the Read More
Sad News: Obbo Bedhane Tadesse passed away (5/26/2017) - The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned that one of our prominent elders, Mr. Bedhane(Girma) Tadesse passed away this week. On behalf of all Oromo in the Washington Metropolitan area, the OCO would like to express its Read More
Call to support the Oromo House (4/3/2017) - Dear Oromo brothers and sisters, As you may know, enabling the OCO to own its facility has been realized and is being sustained with the generous financial supports of Oromo donors, entities, and the Oromo community at large living in Read More
Oromo Rally & Hunger Strike (10/11/2016) - Washington DC?- Oromo Community of Washington DC has organized a rally and hunger strike to protest the massacre of Oromo people at the hands of Ethiopian Security forces. ?Date:?Friday October 21 2016 ? Time:?begins at 9:00 AM Starting from:?Capitol Hill Read More
Protest Rally planned for September 29 2016 (9/10/2016) - Washington DC?- As many of you are aware, the TPLF regime has turned the villages and towns of Oromia into a killing field. Day by day we hear tragic news about the Oromo people being shot while peacefully protesting the Read More
Call for fundraising to support Oromo House (11/1/2015) - To: All OCO Members and Friends of The Oromo People It has been seven years since the Oromo Community in Washington, DC Metro Area purchased its single permanent center, the Oromo House, at 6212 3rd St, NW, Washington, Dc 20011. Read More