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Liberation by any means necessary: in defense of the Oromo’s right to an armed struggle

By Soretti Kadir No people, group, or nation has ever successfully liberated themselves from colonial rule or from a systematically imposed ideology, governance process, identity or military without some kind of armed movement. The Oromo, East Africa’s largest indigenous nation, have engaged in a consistent and evolving armed resistance against …

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Ethiopia’s democratic transition is in peril

Abiy Ahmed has so far delivered neither democracy nor peace “Freedom is not a gift doled out to people by a government,” Abiy Ahmed said in his inaugural address as Ethiopia’s prime minister in 2018. “Rather [it is] a gift of nature to everyone that emanates from our human dignity.” …

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Ethiopia: Who and what is behind the Oromia crisis – a view from Abiy’s camp

By Bekele Birhanu In Ethiopia, opposition activists accuse Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government of trying to reassert central control over Oromia and dismissing their campaign for cultural rights and linguistic rights – at stake is the future of country’s proclaimed system of ethnic federalism. Readers please note – this is a …

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ETHIOPIAN DEMOCRACY OFF TRACK: WHAT’S AT STAKE

By Seenaa  Jimimo Hacaaluu Hundessa’s only weapon was his music. His sentence for singing was death. One of Ethiopia’s most popular musicians, Hacaaluu sang of the plight of the Oromo—Ethiopia’s largest but most repressed ethnic community. His June murder sparked protests around the country and, tragically, confirmed the very repression …

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Oromo Lawyers Association Letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee 07/19/2020

  INTERNATIONAL OROMO LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (IOLA) 2147 University Avenue, West Suite 117, Saint Paul, MN 55114, oromomarch@gmail.com www.oromolawyers.org   July 19, 2020 THE NORWEGIAN NOBEL INSTITUTE NO-0255 Oslo, Norway, Street address: Henrik Ibsens gate 51 Tel: +47 22 12 93 00 Fax 94 76 11 17 E-Mail: postmaster@nobel.no RE: PM Dr. ABIY …

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Is Facebook paving the way for a dictator in Ethiopia?

By Oromo Protests Organisation Why Facebook Should Care about Ethiopia! Following in the footsteps of Aung San Suu Kyi, another Nobel laureate — Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed — is using his political capital to remain in power and exact violence towards minorities, majorities of every federal region in …

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Ethiopia announces arrests in singer’s killing that prompted Twin Cities protests

By ABDI LATIF DAHIR | New York Times NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia said that two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a well-known musician and activist whose death last month was followed by unrest in which hundreds were killed. Attorney General Adanech Abebe announced the arrests …

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AU calls for calm in Ethiopia after activist’s death

Chair of African Union Commission urges restraint from acts that could further escalate current situation NAIROBI The Chair of the African Union Commission urged Ethiopians to refrain from violence Thursday following the death of activist Hachalu Hundessa, according to a statement. Moussa Faki Mahamat asked Ethiopians to refrain from further …

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Two arrested over killing of popular political singer in Ethiopia

ISIOLO Ethiopia on Friday announced the arrest of two individuals suspected of direct involvement in the killing of Oromo activist Hachalu Hundessa. Attorney General Adanech Abiebie said security forces are pursuing a third suspect who remains at large. Adanech Abebe in comments to state media Friday said the two had …

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Riots in Ethiopia over assassination of Oromo singer/activist Hachalu Hundessa

At least 239 people have been killed in riots in the capital Addis Ababa and other Ethiopian towns and cities at the hands of the police or in inter-ethnic fighting. The police yesterday broke the death toll down to 215 civilians, nine police officers and five militia members. More than …

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