By Zecharias Zelalem ||| Ethiopia says hundreds of Oromos killed and hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced from their homes in still ongoing violent clashes in the Eastern part of the country.
Conflict along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali states is not new. The two states have seen sporadic episodes of clashes and raids along the common border for more than a decade.… Read More Oromo-Somali conundrum: Can Ethiopia tame the Liyu police?
By Zecharias Zelalem |||
Athlete Feyisa Lilesa’s brave transmission of the Oromo protests movement symbol to a global audience watching the Rio Olympics on August 21 delivered a stinging jab into the face of the century old image of a “proper and well behaved” Oromo.… Read More The Oromo will be seen and heard – signed Feyisa Lilesa
The tidal wave of emotion which has swept the country since the start of the Oromo protests movement about a month or so ago shows no sign of slowing, with some activists claiming that the number of cities and towns engulfed by unhappy, frustrated, yet very vocal and determined masses of unarmed marchers has reached a staggering one hundred in the Oromia region alone… Read More Bloomberg’s Blooper on the Oromo Protests
The Oromo struggle is a just one. The Oromo struggle is a noble and sacred one, certainly worth dying for, if need be. The Oromo people are not struggling to dominate others or to impose their culture or language on others. We are simply struggling to be seen as and treated as equals in Ethiopia.… Read More The Oromo Struggle is a Just one