Sad News: Obbo Edao Boru has passes away

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 for his unparalleled memory of history of the Oromo and other peoples of the region, and millions will miss him. On behalf of the Oromo living in Washington DC Metropolitan area, the Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC would like to expresses its deep condolence to the family members and…

Read More

Response from US Dept Of State to an Appeal Letter Jointly Submitted On May 9, 2014

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 (IOWO), and the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA). In the letter, the assistant secretary mentioned concerns about the death of Oromo students. The assistant secretary also mentioned protecting human right is the key component of US?s foreign policy worldwide,?Click here to read the letter

Read More

Sad News: Obbo Jamal Idris passed away

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 Washington Metropolitan area, the OCO would like to express its deep condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Jamal Idris. The Funeral Service of Mr. Jamal is tomorrow, Saturday, June 10, 2017 (1:30 PM – 2:00 PM). The Schedule is as follows Janaza prayer service – 1:30 PM Muslim Community…

Read More

Sad News: Obbo Bedhane Tadesse passed away

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 deep condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Bedhane. The Funeral Service of Mr. Bedane is tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, 2017 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) The Schedule is as follows Church service – 9:00 AM Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Church 1350 Buchanan St. NW, Washington DC, 20011 ?…

Read More

Call to support the Oromo House

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 Washington DC Metropolitan Area. With the combined contributions of all Oromo, the OCO is able to confidently fulfill its mortgage obligations on time and defray other expenses to run the Oromo House. The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC is proud of all Oromo who have taken part in supporting…

Read More

Oromo Rally & Hunger Strike

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 Stops:                     State Department, World Bank Ends at:                  The…

Read More

Protest Rally planned for September 29 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 regime’s policies. For this reason the Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC has planned a?protest rally for Thursday September 19 2016. The goal of this rally is to voice our concerns about the deteriorating conditions of our country to US government officials. The rally will begin at 9:00 am from…

Read More

Call for fundraising to support Oromo House

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. This property is acquired by financial support of many members of the community and additional investment of time and effort by some members of the community over many years. It is still sustained by the concerted support of the Oromo Community members. The Oromo House is fulfilling its mission by…

Read More