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At least 10 Fano factions in armed resistance in Amhara, new report says

A report by the UK-funded Peace Research Facility (PRF) indicates that at least 10 Fano factions are engaged in armed resistance against the Ethiopian government in the Amhara region. According to the report, the term Fano originally referred to mercenaries who offered service to regional...

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...

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.

Editorial: Accountability, Transparency and People

No to being the only people in the world who demand basic rights in a country where we are the majority.

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...

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...

Can Reconfiguring Amhara Region Bring Stability to Ethiopia?

The multinational federal state structure that the 1995 constitution...

Protocols Of A Traditional Oromo Marriage Proposal 

Marriage is one of the most important rites of...

The Naming Ceremony of an Oromo Child

In Oromo culture, names are the bearers of one's identity, says Obbo Liban. As such, when a child is born, it will take two to three years before they are named in a collective ceremony.

Who are the Oromos of Tana River County?

The Oromos of Tana River County descended from a Borana sub-clan known as Warra Dayyu or Warda.

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.