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The Oromo Independence Movement of 1936




Western Oromo leaders refused to send troops to take part in the battle against the Italians in the northern front.  Thirty-three local leaders of western Oromia formed the "Western Oromo Confederation" under the leadership of Kumsa Moroda, alias Habte Mariam Moroda, and appealed to the League of Nations through the British Consul in Gore for recognition and membership.  The request was ignored.  During the same time, the British Government was requested to establish mandate over the "Western Oromo Confederation" until it achieved self-government.  The British refused to give their support.