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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2014
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By Malkaa Guutuu* | April 2014 In my previous letter, I argued that the Oromo Democratic Front’s imminent entry into the current Ethiopian political landscape might prove to be beneficial for the Oromo; concluded by stating that the move was also fraught with certain risks; and promised to identify w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2014
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By Biraanu Gammachu OLF’s presentation of Oromo as non-Ethiopia was completely wrong. Ethiopia is significantly a making of Oromo. De-making Ethiopia amounts to De- making Oromo. Independent Republic Oromia is therefore not within a substantive Oromo worldview; at best it’s an artistic culture. Funct...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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By Tesfaye Demmellash (PhD) In the course of the Revolution and in its wake and over the last two decades of ethnic feudalism, being an Ethiopian patriot and a progressive at the same time has been difficult. True, many of our revolutionaries were patriots, and identity politics may not always be unp...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Ethiomedia SEATTLE – Pioneers of the Oromo nationalist struggle have mapped out a new path that embraces the struggle of all oppressed Ethiopians for social justice and democracy. In a statement released to the media on Friday, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) emphasized that the destiny of the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2013
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By Hashim Adam* The propaganda video that was released by the Ethiopian Television (ETV) about the Muslim movement in Ethiopia reminded me of the unfounded accusation that the TPLF made against the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in order to terrorize OLF’s supporters in early 1990s.   It was sever...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2012
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By Abenezer Aregawi “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality. If you’re a man, you take it” Malcolm x Ethiopia is one of the oldest and ancient countries in the world with more than 3000 years history. It’s the origin of human beings and the cradle and early home of civilization and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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by Magarsa Mukhtar No dictator rules for a lifetime. Not in the new millennium. With the wave of domestic anti-government sentiments and the rapid trends of change across the region, Meles Zenawi’s days as prime minister of Ethiopia were always numbered. Zenawi was fortunate to get a dignified ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2012
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The article by Emily Wax, The Washington Post reporter, under the title “As separatists in Ethiopia disarm, a new chapter for D.C.’s Oromo community,” alleging laying down of arms and succumbing to the imposed unity of Ethiopia is inaccurate. Many Oromo nationals, who got the chance to read that arti...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2012
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By Malkaa Guutuu* It is a sad reality that the Ethiopian Empire is saddled with all manners of socio-economic and political problems that seem to only get bigger and more complex with time. Generations in that ill-fated country have now grown up with grinding poverty, recurring famine, which have con...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 14th, 2012
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by Ephrem Madebo The recent land mark program change decision by one of the OLF factions has created a political wave The recent land mark program change decision by OLF “Ginbot 7 is a ‘right wing Amhara extremist party”. Jawar Mohamed that rocked political actors, civic society leaders and everyday ...