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.
Throughout our history, we have managed to build two strong institutions: The Oromo Liberation Front and Oromia Media Network.
The first time I met Hachalu was at the BBC Media Action office in Finfinne when he came to visit his music producer, Amensisa Ifa, who was also our sound technician.
Racism against non-Amhara Ethiopians and African blacks is its best kept dark secret.
The armed movement of the Oromo has never fully subsided because the colonial nature of Ethiopia, albeit glimpses that the empire might transform into a democracy, has endured.
Is there any real possibility for the Oromo nation to achieve enduring peace and prosperity within Ethiopia? If facts of both the past and the present are to be taken as indicators, the answer is quite firmly, no.
Ethiopia is home to over 80 Indigenous groups with rich cultures.
Knowing the centrality of ethnicity to Ethiopian politics, the silence of mainstream women’s rights movements on the topic is loud.
Land is Ethiopia’s most valuable resource, as well as the fundamental, perennial cause of conflict throughout its modern history.
"Why do the Ethiopians hate the name Oromo and refuse to use it, insisting on the name Ethiopian?