Briefing: What is Oromo’s Gada system?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 5:17 am

The UNESCO have announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016), the Gada system have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The following is a brief description of the Gada system extracted from the [...]

Ethiopia: An ad hoc Coalition of Adversaries!

Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 2:46 am

Many political parties/organizations or groups around the world, including in Ethiopia, find coalitions to be useful way to stretch resources and increase power that enables them to further their agenda and ultimately win a political power. There is [...]

Official report admits hundreds killed in Oromia, Amhara regions

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 7:25 pm

The recent protests and clashes in Oromia and Amhara regions cost hundreds of lives, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) disclosed today. EHRC presented its long-awaited report to the parliament today. The protests in Oromia, which started [...]

Updated|Breaking: Ethiopia: Senior Oromia official detained

Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 4:07 pm

The legislative organ of Ethiopia’s largest region stripped the immunity of two officials and appointed new chiefs for the judiciary. Oromia regional council stripped the immunity of Zelalem Jemaneh and Diro Demi today, according to [...]

All Things Considered, NPR Owes Ethiopians an Apology

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

Here is what happened, NPR used a freelance reporter named Gregory Warner on its “All Things Considered” episode on June 5, 2016. The story alleged that “Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder athlete, has said he was not included in [...]

PM’s statement on OromoProtests: More of the same

Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 10:09 pm

(Dr. Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni) The Ethiopian Prime Minister, in his midyear report to the Ethiopian federal parliament on Thursday, March 10, 2016,  did neither apologized as some media outlets including the BBC reported nor responded to any of [...]

Oromo Protests: The ultimate warning shot?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

(René Lefort – OpenDemocracy) The culture of power is one of centralisation. But real federalism couldn’t be beyond reach. Oromya shows that it is becoming an absolute requirement. The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), the strongest [...]

Exclusive| Abay Tsehaye: Oromos know who robbed, maltreated them

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Ethnic baiting targeting TPLF and Tigrayans in connection with the protests in Oromia is a diversionary tactic, said Minister Abay Tsehaye Director of the Policy Study and Research Center. Abay Tsehaye, who doubles as special adviser to the Prime [...]

Why Ethiopia is making a historic ‘master plan’ U-turn

Monday, January 18, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

(Mathias Muindi – BBC Monitoring) A controversial plan by the Ethiopian government to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, is set to be scrapped after a key member of the ruling coalition withdrew its support. The expansion plan sparked deadly [...]
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