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Ethiopian government forces and Fano Militia killed over 5,775 civilians in Oromia since 2018, Rights Group

The Oromia Support Group (OSG), a nonprofit organisation engaged in documenting Human Right Violations in Ethiopia since 1994 has released its 66th report. Released on July 4, 2024, the report provides a grim overview of the current state of Ethiopia, a country marked by widespread...

‘Oromos have been liberated’ – Abiy Ahmed’s speech in Naqamtee

On May 8th, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, accompanied by senior government officials, traveled to Naqamtee, Western Oromia, where he delivered a speech in a stadium packed with local civil servants carefully transported from...

Who killed Batte Urgessa?

The shockwave of Batte Urgessa’s assassination, a leading Ethiopian opposition figure known for his progressive views and calm demeanor, was felt both at home and abroad. He was killed on 9 April in...

Jaal Marro’s journey to Tanzania: an interview with his advisor

Editor's Note: There have been two rounds of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) aimed at ending the five-year war in Oromia. The first round was held in Zanzibar...

The hypocrisy of regime apologists in Oromia needs a reality check

Abiy Ahmed recently met with Oromia's top clergy, clan...

Security and Prosperity not possible while Oromos & Somalis are at Odds

Can peace, security, and prosperity in the Horn of...

Ethiopia’s contradictory position on violence

Addis Standard, an English political news outlet based in...

We can’t afford to lose Irreechaa 

As Irreechaa nears, I can’t help but feel anxiety,...

Gadaa: Symbol of Democratic and Peaceful Society

Since the late 19th century, Ethiopia has had several regimes that have subjected the Oromo people to assimilation policies...

Silence in the face of slaughter: Ethiopia’s war in Oromia

Deafening silence – this phrase is an oxymoron. One wonders how, when, and why silence can be considered deafening,...

How to resolve the Guji-Borana dispute over the new zone

On May 24, 2023, the Oromia regional government established its 21st zone, the East Borana Zone. The Borana community...

Amhara hardliners fume over US embassy’s use of Oromo name for the Ethiopian capital

On November 22, 2023, the US Embassy in Finfinne (Addis Ababa) shared a link and video explainer on the...

Can Reconfiguring Amhara Region Bring Stability to Ethiopia?

The multinational federal state structure that the 1995 constitution created was based on the linguistic distribution and settlement patterns...