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The Oromo Chronology @ Gadaa.com

By Ethiopian Regimes  |  By Key Events  |  By Centuries

Before 1853


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Tewodros

1853 ...

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Yohannes

1872 ...

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Menilek

1865 ...

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Zewditu
1909 ...

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Haile Selassie

1930 ...

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Mengistu Haile Mariam

1974 ...

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Meles Zenawi

1991 ...

Events in Oromo History During the Reign of Zewditu

Date

Event

1928

Oromo peasants and nomads in Yejju, Rayya or Wajerat districts of present southern Tigray and northern Wallo revolted against the rule of Haile Selassie and refused to pay the heavy taxes imposed on them. The government dispatched troops to put down the revolt. The peasants with few arms they possessed were able to defeat the troops and capture a large quantity of arms and ammunition. Additional arms were obtained by the nomads from the Red Sea coast in Tajura.

1929

The Oromo fighters of the revolt in Yejju and Rayya controlled a large part of their area and closed the trade route that connected Dasee, the capital of Wallo, to the south. In a battle with the government forces in October 1929, the Oromo fighters captured 2,000 rifles and 12,000 cartridges.

 




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