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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 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
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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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Nov 1st, 2013
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Response to Tagel Getahun By Andualem Tefera (Eskemeche) When I read Tagel Getahun’s article – Ethiopia: No Easy Way to Democratize Ethiopia, on one of the Ethiopian websites, I was shocked. Then I went to find out the original source of the article. Alas! – it was the REPORTER. Taking it serio...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 30th, 2013
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The following is a statement from the Oromo Community in the Netherlands. —————————– We, members of the Hawasa Oromo in the Netherlands, are stunned by the death of Tesfahun Chemeda Gurmessa in the Ethiopian dungeon on the 24th of August 2013. Tesfahun Chemeda was an exemplary activist in the Oromo s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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By Terrence Lyons,   A year after Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn came to power following the death of longtime leader Meles Zenawi in August 2012, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) remains firmly in control. It has continued to govern through a collec...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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By William Davison analysis Are the government’s large-scale developments in southern Ethiopia forcing local populations to move with the times or just move out the way? A short stroll away from the bloated Omo River in Ethiopia’s far south, a new type of settlement is forming on the outs...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2013
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The Oromia Support Group (OSG), a non-political organisation, in association with the Oromo Relief Association UK, have released a report  which compiles information obtained from Oromo and Ogaden refugees in South Africa in October and November 2012. The report intends to raise awareness of human ri...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 18th, 2013
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Press Release The Federal High Court of Ethiopia sentenced 21 Oromo Nationals (most of whom are university students) to as much as 2-8 years in prison on 7th August, 2013. The report HRLHA received indicates that all of them have spent about three years pending trials on alleged charges of collaborat...