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

On May 8th, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, accompanied by...

Ethiopian militia leader advocates for beheading

Zemene Kassie, the leader of 'Gojjam Fano', one of...

‘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 all four zones of Wallaga for the occasion.  His speech was divided...

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 for the Horn of Africa has always come in...

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 on November 14, 2023.  PM Abiy argued in his remarks...

New book explores why Ethiopia’s most widely spoken language is politicised  

It examines the history and politicization of Afaan Oromoo and its alphabet 'Qubee' in Ethiopia.  

‘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 all...

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 Maqi,...

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, state-sanctioned restrictions, and the imposition of an alien administrative system which in turn limited the practice of the Gadaa system to a small area of Oromo territory.

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, where under normal circumstances, it is the noise or sound that could be deafening. In this...

The hypocrisy of regime apologists in Oromia needs a reality check

Abiy Ahmed recently met with Oromia's top clergy, clan elders, and community organizers. During the meeting, the premier appeared defeated in front of a constituency that he had continuously belittled and disparaged throughout ...

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 for the Horn of Africa has always come in the...

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 on November 14, 2023.  PM Abiy argued in his remarks that...

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 feel a great sense of urgency and desperation to ensure...