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Libya: Death on the Mediterranean

Choucha Camp — Bayisa* has suffered a lot in his short life, but nothing prepared him and his two friends, Gudissa* and Nagassa,* for the ordeal the three Ethiopian refugees faced, and barely survived, on the high seas between Libya and Italy.

During or after their failed attempt to reach Italy by boat, 63 of the 72 people on board died agonizing deaths while passing vessels and helicopters allegedly failed to stop and rescue the boat people. And Bayisa is now back in North Africa.

The ethnic Oromo, gaunt-faced and extremely thin, spoke with his two friends to UNHCR on Thursday in the Choucha Camp that was set up near Tunisia's border with Libya to provide shelter for tens of thousands of migrant workers and refugees fleeing the civil war that erupted in Libya in mid-February.

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Badhaasa Oromummaa Award

Oromummaa Award

Badhaasa Orommummaa

Music competition among Oromo Musicians will be held.  Badhaasa Oromummaa/Oromummaa Award is the name the award that will be given to the winner the competition.

This competition could involve professional Oromo singers from different countries like Netherlands, Germany, Norway, USA, Canada, Australia, and Oromia/Ethiopia and from any other countries. The event will be wrapped up by giving Oromummaa Award /Badhaasa Oromummaa for the winner.     


Concerning Oromo Singers competition we will publish full details as soon as possible.
Waldorgommiin muziqaa Weellistoota Oromoo jidduutti ni gaggeeffama. “Badhaasa Oromummmaa” moggaafama maqaa  wal-dorgommi Weellistoota Oromoo jiddutti godhamuun nama injifateef Badhaasa kennamuudha.

Wal Dorgommiin kun Artistoota Oromoo bebeekkamoo ta’an kanneen biyya adda addaa kan akka Netherlands, Germany, Norway, USA, Canada, Australia, fi Oromiyaa/Itoopiyaa keessa jiraatan akka qooda fudhatan taasisa. Sagantaan wal dorgommii kun nama injifateef Badhaasa oromummaa kennuudhaa xumuurama.

Dhimma Wal-dorgommii Wellistoota Oromoo ilaalchisee haga nuuf dandayametti odeeffannoo guutuu dhiyeenyatti ni maxxansina.

Planed program

Oromummaa Foundation’s and IUOSA’s

Planed program


1. Oromummaa Award Festival

Oromummaa Award Festival will be the type of festival for a week commencing on first to second weekend of August in Amersfoort city of The Netherlands. And it will have continuity once every year in Netherlands or in one of the countries of Europe or in others continents. The weeklong festival covers different activities which as indicated below.

The key points of Oromummaa Award Festival consist of:-

_The Witness of Oromummaa,
_Live Music,
_Queen of Oromia,
_Humanitarian Organizations Workshop,
_World sound Together
_Disco Night,
_Oromo Unity workshop,
_Oromummaa Award,
_African Peace and Development work shop,
_Queen of Africa
_Global Socio-cultural integrations,
_Queen of the the World and etc...

2. OCO (Oromo Contact Office)

OCO (Oromo Contact Office) will open in Netherlands. For the purpose of:-

  1. Working /helping Refugees/Immigrants
  2. Advocating human Rights and Humanity issues
  3. Organizing IUOSA
  4. Developing Global Society Integrations


3. ORTV (Oromo Radio and Television)

ORTV (Oromo Radio and Television) service could be through pal talk network and will be loaded on Oromummaa foundation’s website.
The ORTV could serve for the purpose of:-

  1. Announcement of human Rights and Humanity issues,
  2. Socio-cultural development
  3. For exchanging information and knowledge
  4. To build up peaceful unity.


4. ORHC (Oromo Refugee Helping Centre)

in Nairobi Kenya
The office of ORHC could give the following functions:-

  1. Refugees rights (asylum seeker recognition and resettlement program)
  2. Health care (primary health care and counselling service)
  3. Financial aid, moral and material supplement and others support for basic necessity (Food shelter, Cloth, etc...)
  4. Education facilities (especially for children)


5. OJHS (Oromo Justice and Humanity Service) in Finfinnee Oromia/Ethiopia

The office of OJHS could give the functions of:-

  1. Humanity support
  2. Justice and Human Rights activities
  3. Solving the problems of orphaned children
  4. Ideological development consultancy (improvement of life situation)


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Oromummaa Foundation/IUOSA

Music clip

Kadir ka Martuu;
Hello Oromia!