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National Dialogue merely a tool to enforce ruling party’s agenda, says Oromo group

Oromos for Justice, Security and Truth (O-JUST), a group established by Oromos concerned about the political trajectory in Ethiopia has released a statement criticizing Ethiopia's upcoming national dialogue. On May 29, Ethiopia launched the "agenda-gathering phase" of its long-awaited national dialogue process, which many hope...

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...

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...

Artist Gutu Abera: “Don’t look back for there is no point in living where progress is not a possibility.”

In just a few days of its release, Gutu's music video had been watched by more than a million people, an impressive feat anywhere, but made even more impressive by the fact that the music is in Afaan Oromoo which is spoken in Ethiopia where the internet penetration isn't so high and data prices are.

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

Can peace, security, and prosperity in the Horn of...

Ethiopia’s contradictory position on violence

Addis Standard, an English political news outlet based in...

We can’t afford to lose Irreechaa 

As Irreechaa nears, I can’t help but feel anxiety,...

Dawee: Manifestations of an Oromo Prophecy 

In the Borana/Southern Afaan Oromoo dialect, calling someone "dawwe"...

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. The Borana community...

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...

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...

How TPLF created the OPDO

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