Addis Ababa master plan: Who are the Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group?

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By Ludovica Iaccino (ibtime) The Oromo people are Ethiopia's largest ethnic group and their population amounts to more than 25 million (around 35% of Ethiopia's total population). They originated in the Horn of Africa, where they are believed to have lived for millennia. The Oromo are divided in two main sub-groups. People belonging to the Borana Oromo group mainly inhabit southern...

In Ethiopia, anger over corruption and farmland development runs deep

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(The Gardian) Despite the government ending plans to build on Oromo land around the capital, clashes continue, as lack of transparency and maladministration fuel dissent Two years ago, on the edge of Chitu in Ethiopia’s unsettled Oromia region, local officials told Chamara Mamoye his farmland might be developed when the small town expanded. He hasn’t heard anything since. “Losing the land...

U.S. Senators request Sec. Kerry for full review of the situation in Ethiopia to protect innocent Oromo civilians

In a letter written to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry , U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (both from the State of Minnesota) requested Sec. Kerry for a full review of the situation in Ethiopia in order for the U.S. Congress to take “immediate actions” to protect innocent Oromo civilians in Ethiopia. The full 2-page letter...

Update on Oromo Struggle for Freedom on Democracy

By Gigsa Aba Jobir Oromo protest for Freedom and Democracy started in the last week of November. We are now on the first week of January and the people still continue to resist Tigray Libration Front (TPLF) fascism. The  TPLF army is continue terrorizing the peaceful demonstrator who reject TPLF system of domination. We have seen a disturbing pictures when...

A. Beyene:- The Oromo Resistance: All Rise, Students Presiding | reflections on what is to be done

By A. Beyene* Over the recent weeks, the world has been witnessing a rational exuberance of hope filling the political landscape in Oromia, and it is blowing all over Ethiopia. This hope evokes memories of the political excitement of the 1970s. For the younger generation – which was not part of that thrill, the ongoing Oromo resistances offer a prospect for a...

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