Great resistance song and about Oromo flag, You must listen

Great resistance song and about Oromo flag, You must listen

Flag of Oromo Liberation Front
Flag of Oromo Liberation Front

( CRW flags) In a 1992 magazine I found a picture showing the  Oromo flag.  This is an armed Ethiopian movement struggling for independence of the Oromo people. The flag has three horizontal stripes of red, green and red with a yellow rayed disc in which is a green Oromo ‘tree’, above which is a small red 5-pointed star.
Giuseppe Bottasini, 24 June 1996

The flag of the Oromo Liberation Front, appeared in  Flagmaster No. 068 – 1991, p.7 [fLm].  This article gives the colour details of the flag. The only actual colour meaning it gives for the central yellow Sun. The red star would symbolize the left-wing political direction of this movement, I assume. It also lists the then address of the Oromo Relief Association (1 Amwell Street, London, EC1R 1UL, England, UK). This Oromo flag also appears on my flag chart,  Flags of Aspirant Peoples, flag no. 24 [eba94].
Ralph Bartlett,
20 Nov 2004

In 2009 OLNF was divided in two factions:  the Oromo Liberation Front – Qaama Ceehumsa (OLF-QC) and the  Oromo Liberation Front – Shanee Gumii (OLF-SG), both using the same Oromo flag.  In 2010 one of the factions created the Revolutionary Democratic Oromo Liberation Front (RDOLF). The white over red could be the unknown flag of RDOLF which joined ULFO  on 07 March 2011.   The OLF didn’t change its flags and the main faction is using now a red, green, red flag.

ULFO was created in April 2010 by three movements:

1) Front for Independent Democratic Oromiyaa (FIDO) which has a red, green, red Oromo flag with its emblem in the centre;
2) United Oromo People’s Liberation Front (UOPLF) which has a black, red, white flag with its emblem in the centre;

3) Council of Oromiyaa People’s Liberation Front (COPLF) or Gumii adda bilisimmaa ummata.   Its flag has black, red and white horizontal stripes.
The flag of ULFO has black, red and white horizontal stripes.

A extensive article about flags of Afaria, Gambella, Harar, Oromia and Ogadenia will be published in Flag Report 72 that will be distributed in October 2014.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Sept 2014