Oromo Liberation Army (OLA)
The Oromo Liberation Front was formed in 1973 with the goal of Oromo self-determination, citing the repression of Oromo separatists by the Abyssinian leadership of Ethiopia. The Oromo constitute about 40 percent of Ethiopia's total population of 61 million. The homeland claimed by the OLF would occupy more than half of Ethiopia's current territory, including the capital, Addis Ababa. The OLF began activities in the Chercher Mountains under the command of Hassen Ibrahim (also known...
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