This was the presentation by Dr. Tekleab S. Gala at the OSA mid year conference on the inter-ethnic conflicts affecting the people of Southern Oromiya and Northern Kenya. He brought wonderful perspectives and Ideas to the conference and I believe he has a whole lot to share with us in our future conferences. Nagaa ummata keennaa, akkanuma waan feeneef hin dhufu. Bara kana nagaan waan namii hojjatee argatu. Hariiroo gosaa fi gosaa, sabaa fi sabaa fiduuf cimsine hojjachuu qabna. This is part and parcel of the strategies we must employ to empower the Oromo and other friendly peoples in the Horn of Africa.