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Oromo Liberation Army (OLA)

group name

Oromo Liberation Front (OLF)


Ethiopia, primarily in the central Oromia region.

stated purpose

The OLF was an ethnic Ethiopian guerrilla group whose original goal was to create a separate state within the current borders of Ethiopia as a homeland for the Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group. Following disagreements within the group, some factions rejected the separatist goal and favored working on behalf of the Oromo people within a federalized Ethiopia.

Its successor, the OLA, has...

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