Oromo Witness

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Oromo Witness tells the astonishing tale of Hangasu Wako Lugo and his journey from his home in Ethiopia, to his fight for his people’s freedom, and, finally, to America. The Bale Revolt, 1963 – 1970, saw Ethiopia descend into civil war as the Oromo people fought for self-determination and liberty. Throughout the conflict, Hangasu Wako Lugo was there. He sat at the side of his father, Wako Lugo, from battlefield to negotiating table. He met—and argued with—emperor Haile Selassie. He was imprisoned in one of the harshest Somalian prisons. He accompanied a military expedition in which he saved the general’s life. In the 1990s, after the communist regime was toppled, he ran for a House seat representing his home district. And finally, in 2000, he landed in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.