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Son of Abbaa Gadaa of Tulama Oromo killed

The son of the Abbaa Gadaa (traditional governor) of...

At least 10 Fano factions in armed resistance in Amhara, new report says

A report by the UK-funded Peace Research Facility (PRF)...

Ethiopian refugees in Somaliland and Somalia face xenophobic attacks following port deal

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on January 1st...

Son of Abbaa Gadaa of Tulama Oromo killed

The son of the Abbaa Gadaa (traditional governor) of the Tulama Oromo, one of the largest sub-groups, was killed by government forces on April 14 in West Arzi zone, the West Arsi Zone Communication Bureau announced. Folle Gobana, the son of Gobana Hola, Abbaa Gadaa...

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

Can peace, security, and prosperity in the Horn of Africa be achieved while Oromos and Somalis are at odds? Unlikely. The most disastrous times...

Ethiopia’s contradictory position on violence

Addis Standard, an English political news outlet based in Ethiopia, published remarks that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made during a parliamentary session held...

We can’t afford to lose Irreechaa 

As Irreechaa nears, I can’t help but feel anxiety, grief, and anger at our tattered, unconvicted, and depoliticized relationship with the festival. I also...

Gadaa: Symbol of Democratic and Peaceful Society

On February 21, 2024, the 75th Guji Oromo Gadaa power transfer was peacefully concluded, demonstrating the democratic nature of the Gadaa system and signifying the people’s commitment to peace.

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...

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.

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...