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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...

Treating the Oromia conflict as an afterthought in Ethiopia’s civil war is wrongheaded

Maintaining stability in Oromia is necessary to ensure stability in the entire Horn of Africa.

There will be no peace in the Horn of Africa without peace for Oromos

Oromos must be represented by those they see fit to represent them.

Will declaring independence really cause insurmountable problems?

The Oromo people are not scared of independence.

Oromo politics: The Politics of Conspiracy

In the absence of an open debate in Oromo Politics, people are left to build their own assumptions.

A detached elite can not bring plight of Oromos to end

Extending the Oromo suffering as long as possible and by all means necessary is the way that Oromo elites stay relevant.

Oromia should follow in the footsteps of Somaliland

Oromia, unlike Somaliland, is diverse in population, has the potential to become a middle-income economy.

The Oromo, like Africa, Needs to Distance itself from Colonial Heritage

Ethiopia is now engaged in what is proving to be a prolonged civil war in Tigray and has again continued its historic crackdown on the south and especially the Oromo.

Book Review: Gezetena Gezot, the History of the Matcha-Tulama Self-Help Association

If Oromo elites do not learn from the tragedy of the association, their fate in the 1990s will not be different from the fate of the leaders of the association in the 1960s.

Politicisation of an Oromo-English Dictionary.

I thought Afaan Oromo would not be able to endure and that Wallo’s fate was looming up for all Oromiyaa. So, though I had no money for the project, I made up my mind to try to save my language from sinking into oblivion by recording at least part of its vocabulary on paper.

The History and Politics of the Qubee Alphabet

Qeerroo use qubee to communicate with one another.

Abitew Kebede, ‘Sirba’ and Ethiopian Evangelicalism

Lutherans taught us what it means to be an evangelical.

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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