Lelisa Desisa and Mamitu Daska win Bronz in New York City Marathon (11/6/2017) - Ethiopian Athletes won Bronze both in the men's and women's events of New York City marathon today. Lelisa Desisa finished third in the men's race that featured plenty of drama, with Kamworor holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by just three seconds in a mad Read More
Ethiopian born Mohammad Al Amoudi Arrested in Saudi Arabia (11/5/2017) - Ethiopian born Mohammad al-Amoudi, one of the richest men in the world and the most prominent investors in Ethiopia, is detained in Saudi Arabia today. He is among several high profile princes, ministers and businessmen that were arrested over an Read More
Ethiopian army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts (10/19/2017) - The Ethiopian government has disclosed that the army has effectively been banned from playing any role in the search for peace in a boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states. Information Minister Negeri Lencho at a press briefing Read More
Rally to Commemorate the Victims of the 2016 Irreechaa Massacre & Protest against Violence and Political Repression (9/20/2017) - This year, while celebrating the?Irreecha?festival, Oromo communities in the Diaspora will commemorate those who were murdered in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016 by the Ethiopian government forces and the conditions they created to victimize innocent people. Irreecha is an ancient Read More
The TPLF regime is resettling Tigrians in Addis Ababa/Oromia (9/19/2017) - The TPLF regime is resettling Tigrains? in Addis Abab/Oromia and continues displacing the Oromo from their land. Fifteen billion birr from Commercial Bank of Ethiopia just for Addis Ababa. I wonder how much would same bank offer to cities and Read More
Transfer of OCO Leadership (6/30/2017) - Through an election process that was fully transparent, democratic and peaceful, the Oromo Community Organization of the Washington DC metropolitan area carried out a peaceful transition of power on June 24, 2016. The 9-member Board of Directors convened at the Read More
OCO Requests Language Access for District?s Oromo Residents (6/30/2017) - Washington DC?The President of the Board of the Oromo Community of Washington DC, Dr. Desta Yebessa was among 75 witnesses who testified in support of At-Large DC Council Member Grosso?s Bill to expand language access to residents at a public Read More
OCO President Testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia (6/30/2017) - Dr. Desta Yebassa, OCO Board President and Project Manager, testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia, chaired by Ms. Anita Bonds on May 6, 2015. The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC joined numerous community and Read More
DC Budget Cut & Financial Concerns by Community Organizations (6/30/2017) - In their testimonies, the President of OCO and leaders of many other non-profits expressed their concern that drastic budget cuts by the District of Columbia government will negatively affect their ability to provide social services to the communities they serve. Read More
Feyisa Lilesa wins New York City half marathon (3/3/2017) - Feyisa Lilesa won?the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon in New York City on Sunday March 19 2017. Lilesa?s time of 1:00:04 was the fifth fastest in event history and fastest in the last five years. The Rio 2016 Olympic silver Read More
Olympian Feyisa Lilesa is reunited with his family in the U.S. (2/15/2017) - Ethiopian marathoner and Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa was reunited with his family after months of separation following his protest of the Ethiopian government at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the closing meters of the Olympic marathon, Read More
Oromo Leadership Convention Concluded (11/16/2016) - Atlanta, GA?- An Oromo Leadership Convention held over the weekend in Atlanta has concluded today. The convention was held at Atlanta Airport Hilton for three days beginning from Friday November 11 2016. Only invited guests were allowed to take part Read More
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Ethiopia court sentences three university students to various terms in jail (11/7/2016) - Addis?Ababa?? The Federal High court 19th criminal bench?sentenced three university students to various jail terms. These students were arrested?during the first wave of Oromo Protests,?between April and May 2014. The protests began in opposition to the now shelved Addis Ababa Read More
Ethiopia’s prime minister reshuffles cabinet (11/1/2016) - Two in three ministers have been replaced. Nine ministers are from restive Oromia region. The move is unlikely to appease opposition. ?Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?- Prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has reshuffle his cabinet three weeks after imposing a state of emergency. Read More
Why a state of emergency in Ethiopia may not end the crisis (10/30/2016) - Source: Connecticut, USA?? Merkel?s meeting with Prime Minister?Hailemariam Desalegn focused on the country?s newly declared state of emergency and other issues including migration. The most recent protests started on October 2 after dozens of people died in clashes with Read More
Press Statement on Ethiopia’s Declared State of Emergency (10/10/2016) - Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC: The United States takes note of the Government of Ethiopia?s October 8 declaration of a State of Emergency in response to recent protests and violence Read More
Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency (10/8/2016) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?- The TPLF led Ethiopian government?has declared a state of emergency following months of often violent anti-government protests, especially in the restive Oromia region. The puppetPrime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn?appeared on state television on Sunday and?rambled why it is Read More
DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs approved a grant of $10,000 (11/24/2014) - Dear our Community Members, Congratulations! The DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs has approved a grant of $10,000 for the Oromo Community Organization's healthcare awareness training and assessment program for the second time. In a letter dated November 18, 2014 Read More