Oromia

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 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
Apr 9th, 2014
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ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved the appointment of Aster Mammo as deputy prime minister, becoming the first woman in the country’s history to hold such a lofty position. Parliament endorsed Mammo’s nomination by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to head up the...
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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Jul 23rd, 2013
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By Fayyis Oromia* It is interesting to follow the ongoing discussion and dispute regarding Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopian nationalism) and Oromummaa (Oromo nationalism) in the cyberworld and at the real community level. It was two months ago that we first listened to a cyber conference of about eight polit...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 1st, 2013
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Oromo Press A historically pro-Oromo refugees Norway has been evolving into an unfavorable place for Oromo refugees and refugees from the Horn of Africa in recent years. Abandoning its own humanitarian streak, the Norwegian government has drifted too far in the direction of questionable tolerance and...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Mar 7th, 2013
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Ethiopia is looking to expand and modernise its tantalite industry to meet growing global demand for the metal with two major projects, Metal Bulletin understands. The country will increase output volume at its existing tantalite plant with the installation of new ore concentrating equipment. It also...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 18th, 2013
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It has been reported that the Ethiopian-Somali regional state militia known as ‘Liyu Police’ has attacked the town of Qumbi in Eastern Oromia killing many and displacing the population. For the past month the Liyu Police have been attacking, harassing and displacing civilians in the lowland region of...