Oromia-Ethiopia: How TPLF Jams the Voice of Oromo Liberation (VOL/SBO)
December 9, 2011 (Gadaa) – The following video/audio shows the severity of the jamming of the Voice of Oromo Liberation (VOL/SBO) by the Meles Zenawi-led TPLF regime in Ethiopia. VOL/SBO is a radio service run by the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). The radio broadcast is in Afan Oromo, a language with the 3rd most speakers in Africa, after Swahili and Hausa.
Afan Oromo is the first language of the Oromo people, the largest nation in the Horn of Africa and Ethiopia, but a nation politically and economically marginalized, and repressed for the last 120 years in its own homeland, Oromia. Testimony to the repression is the jamming of one of the highest-rated Afan Oromo radio broadcast, VOL/SBO, by the regime occupying Oromia.
The video/audio clip was recorded on December 5, 2011 by a radio signal enthusiast based in Romania, and it was identified by a Gadaa.com contributor during a random Internet search.
In addition to VOL/SBO, the Zenawi regime also regularly jams radio services of the Voice of America (VOA) using technology purchased from China.
The jamming happens right around 1:49 …