Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics

From uneven development to authoritarian government, the morass of issues facing the city of Gondar offer a snapshot of Ethiopia’s wider problems In Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of a fortress built more than two centuries ago. Nearby, past a row of gift shops, lies the wreck of a coach...

Justice for Oromo People-TPLF death squad hijacked 53 Oromo from Sululta Oromia, Ethiopia

This is the list of people arrested in Sululta Oromia region of Ethiopia and their thereabout is not known. There is rumor that they have been excuted by TPLF paramilitary "beast" gang group. Moreover, families of arrest people were asked by Agazi to pay 200,000 Birr to see their children and relatives in the area. 1.Sabbooqaa Daadhii 2.Tufaa Qorichoo 3.Hundee Qorichoo 4.Badhaadhaa Qorichoo 5.Bonsaa...

MUST READ: Statement of Qeerroo Bilisummaa and Union of Oromo Students on the Ongoing ‘Revolution to Culminate Slavery’ (RCS)

We the new Oromo generation living close to the civilized world are not willing to live in slavery in the 21st century. As we are the most conscious of our society, we cannot watch idly as our people are evicted from their ancestral land; we cannot accept the fact that our country is a place where human liberty, dignity, and democratic...

The Making of TPLF’s Paramilitary Death Squad: Agazi Murder Inc. & A Mother’s Tears

By Alem Mamo ,January 16, 2016 "The Pentagon trained Ethiopian forces - including the notorious Agazi special forces unit." - Jeremy Scahill, founding editor of the Intercept, and National Security Correspondent testifying before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2010. She looks much older than her actual age. One could guess she is sixty or even older. The...

OPDO’s Bandied “Economic Revolution ”: Unrealistic Rhetoric

By Barii Ayano, Ph.D Introduction The new rhetoric of the OPDO leaders and cadres is preaching about their plan to conduct an economic revolution in Oromia. They claim that they are already establishing several companies as part of the upcoming economic revolution in Oromia. The term economic revolution is bandied around without defining the concept and practically clarifying what constitutes an economic...

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