Oromo people

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
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 28th, 2014
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Abeba, a 31-year-old Muslim woman who worked for a local government branch of Ethiopia’s youth and sports office, was at work when Ethiopian security officials detained her and took her to a military camp. The authorities accused her of mobilizing Ethiopian Muslims – often ethnic Oromos like herself ...
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
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Mar 6th, 2014
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By Tedla Asfaw I followed the “730 Days Ethiopian Muslims Non-Violent struggle for Religious Freedom ” documentary posted on YouTube by Demtsachene Yesema. The little less than one hour and thirty minutes video is an educational video for all of us. It divides the story of the struggle in...
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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Mar 3rd, 2014
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By Teshome Borago As we celebrate the anniversary of our proud military victory over the powerful Europeans in the 1890s, we should be reminded of the ongoing plight of mixed ethnic Ethiopians, one of the people reborn out of the womb of Adwa. When we examine the existing condition of identity politi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 23rd, 2014
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By Najib Mohammed Once again the Ethiopian government openly displayed its evil intentions by airing a fictitious drama depicting Ethiopian Muslims as blood thirsty people bent on establishing an Islamic state. This second drama that was aired on January 18, 2014 is the twin drama of “Jihadawi Haraka...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 19th, 2013
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By Mulata Gudata Politics rises with time and dies with time. Politics has a ‘wind’ – the political wind which blows in different directions at different times. The wind and time of communism held sway across the better part of our glob for the better part of the 20th century before it run out ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2013
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By Seyoum Workneh As we all know, EPRDF follows the policy of ethnic federalism, which will have dire consequences for the country in the future. Ethnic federalism is a symbolic division of power based on race. Presidential position has been assigned for the Oromo ethnic group as we have seen it for ...
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...