Oromo Studies Association
The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit organization registered in the United States of America. Established by international scholars, covering all continents, OSA seeks to promote studies relating and relevant to the Oromo people.
OSA provides its members with up to date information on conferences, publications, and community issues relating to the Oromo people.
OSA seeks to share Oromo culture and its unique view of the world with our audiences. If you have a question about the Oromo Studies Association or the Oromo people in general, please contact us.
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"I also appeal to the government and the people of Egypt to differentiate the culprit from the victim. The Egyptians should realize that the Oromo refugees are victims of the Ethiopian regime themselves. They left their homeland to escape jail, torture and death threat by the current Ethiopian government. The same government that took away their homeland and their freedom and made them refugees is now constructing the controversial dam threatening the livelihood of the Egyptians. The Egyptian people will not find more friendly people than the Oromo, who will not pose any threat to the future of Egypt. Helping the Oromo refugees, we believe, is a wise investment in the future of good will between the Egyptians and the Oromo, who constitute the single largest national group in the Horn of Africa and Eastern Africa. It is unfortunate that, the Oromo refugees who should have been seen as best friends and allies, are seen as enemies by some misinformed Egyptians." Read more
"It was with great sadness that we recently heard about the passing away of Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Rashad Abdulle, a former recipient of OSA Life Time Award. He was a great Muslim scholar, who cultivated the flowering of literature in the Oromo language. His death is a great loss to his family members and to all who cherish the
development of Oromo Studies. Members of the Executive Committee of the Oromo
Studies Association (OSA) express their deepest condolences to his family members and
all those who were touched by his infectious love for intellectual enrichment of his
people. May his soul rest in peace. May our Waaqaa comfort his family members and all
those who knew the great scholar and an outstanding poet and versatile writer." Read more
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