Oromo people

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 9th, 2014
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By Shimelis Amare Hope or despair, a bright future or a looming darkness, a prosperous united Ethiopia or a fragmented tribal land—these are the choices Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people are currently facing. As clear as these choices are, depending on the path we take, as a people, we will rise or w...
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 15th, 2014
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Indian Ocean Newsletter The general election looming ahead in 2015 is already casting a shadow over the Ethiopian government, whose sole uniting bond would seem to be its praise for the memory of its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. His portraits are on all the walls in Addis Ababa, which was not th...
By IAfrica
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May 10th, 2014
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Protests and hunger strikes continue in Oslo, Toronto, Edmonton, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Portland and Melbourne to mourn those killed during the recent Oromo students peaceful demonstration by the Ethiopian Security forces. Protest in Minnesota, U.S.A.  The Killings of 47 innocent students from Oromi...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 8th, 2014
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Obang Metho’s message To the Ethiopian people, this is now a call to all of us, to not lose our focus. That means we must refuse to feed on these ethnic or religious problems or we will helped them achieve their goal. Do not be tricked into hating your neighbors–whom we are to love– in […]...
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 5th, 2014
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by Tedla Asfaw A huge rally on Sunday May 4, 2014 estimated 100,000 ended peacefully in Addis Ababa. It  was organized by one of the opposition parties Andinert (UDJ) billed as “YeEretaKene”, “Day of Rage” to denounce the ruling regime for its incompetence to deliver the basic of life, food, shelter,...
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
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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 IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2014
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By Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) The Mass killing of the Oromo students who have peacefully protested against injustices in Ethiopia is only invigorate the Oromo people struggle for justice. Since the last twenty three years , the Tigray Liberation Front (the TPLF) controls the state power in Ethiopia...