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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...

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 social media site X about...

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 in the country. In the...

How TPLF created the OPDO

"If you scratch an OPDO and you are sure to find a disguised OLF."

What is Fano doing in Oromia?

Fano involvement goes beyond the retaking of "lost Amhara lands".

Colonization Beyond Europe: The Ethiopian Case

Ethiopia, as a state, propagates pathologies in the same way other colonial states have done.

Sacred Knowledge Traditions of the Oromo of the Horn of Africa, Book Excerpt.

This ambiguous state of affairs, in which the Oromo were nominally free, whilst in practise still colonised, was one of the most dangerous and critical of times in their history.

Adwa: African Victory over Colonialism or Victory of Black Colonialist Power?

Adwa as  an African victory over colonialism is  an atrocious distortion.

The Ethiopian Racist: the Afro-phobic Roots of Amhara Supremacy in Ethiopia.

Racism against non-Amhara Ethiopians and African blacks is its best kept dark secret.

What Africans Commonly Overlook about Ethiopia

Ethiopia is home to over 80 Indigenous groups with rich cultures.

On the Question of Ethnicity and Feminism in Ethiopia: a Critique

Knowing the centrality of ethnicity to Ethiopian politics, the silence of mainstream women’s rights movements on the topic is loud.

The Oromo of Eastern Africa: Ali Mazrui’s Perspective.

Have the Oromo been an internalized colony of the Amhara? Yes, but there are degrees of colonial status.

The Ghosts of Adwa

The fundamental paradox of Adwa is this: the very Ethiopia that inscribed with anti-colonial meanings after its victory over European colonialism was a colonizing state itself.

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