Oromia Region

By IndepthAfrica
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May 23rd, 2014
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Ethiopia crackdown on student protests taints higher education success By Paul O’Keeffe, Guardian Over the past 15 years, Ethiopia has become home to one of the world’s fastest-growing higher education systems. Increasing the number of graduates in the country is a key component of the go...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 6th, 2014
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Security Forces Fire On, Beat Students Protesting Plan to Expand Capital Boundaries Human Rights Watch Ethiopian security forces should cease using excessive force against students peacefully protesting plans to extend the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa, Human Rights Watch said today. The aut...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 3rd, 2014
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Ever since the TPLF/EPRDF came to power 23 years ago, the number of Oromos detained, tortured and killed merely for demanding their legitimate rights runs into tens of thousands. This now decades-old persecution of the Oromo people has attained new heights this week with our people staging another ro...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 2nd, 2014
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Oromo students of Addis Ababa University on Thursday May 1 held a demonstration against government measures to annex Oromia lands into the capital. The students, who were blocked by police from taking to the streets of Addis Ababa, were forced to stage their protest on Sidis Killo Campus. The student...
By IAfrica
In East Africa
May 2nd, 2014
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A peaceful protest demanding for an immediate halt to the disingenous Integrated Addis Ababa Development Master Plan quickly shaping itself into an ethnic Oromo student movement By TesfaNews, IN AN apparent escalation of the ongoing protest by ethnic Oromo students in about a dozen Oromia towns, an e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 26th, 2014
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By Tedla Asfaw Ethiopian students of our generation are known for being politically very active. We grew up chanting “Land to the Tiller, Merete LeArashu”. Many died for that cause and it seems this generation of Ethiopians known fighting among ethnic lines in colleges and universities ca...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 26th, 2014
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HRLHA Urgent Action March 26, 2014 Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the safety and fates of Shakiso High School Oromo Students who became victims of discriminate mass arrest and detention in Shakiso Town of Guji Zone in southern Oromia. Aro...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 6th, 2014
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The former chairperson of the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organisation (OPDO) – one of the four member parties of the ruling EPRDF – and also former president of the Oromia Region, Alemayehu Atomsa died late on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born in 1969 in the Bilo Boshe woreda of East Wollega – one ...
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
In Djibouti
Sep 10th, 2013
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An Ethiopian reporter, Mohammed Ademo, claims to have discovered the world’s oldest living man, right in his native country of Ethiopia. If correct, retired farmer Dhaqabo Ebba is at least 160 years of age—46 years older than the oldest ever recorded man. Ebba claims to have clear memories of Italy’s...