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Oromo Scholars and Professionals’ letter to PM on the crises in Ethiopia

February 1, 2020 Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister P.O. Box 1031 Finfinne, Ethiopia. Your Excellency, We, Oromo Scholars and Professionals residing in North America, Europe, and Australia, are writing this open letter to draw your attention to the crises that is …

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Ethiopia PM’s key ally, Lemma Megerssa, rejects EPRDF merger

From the left PM Abiy and Defence Minister Lemma Megersa Courtesy of Africa News Ethiopia’s Defense Minister, Lemma Megerssa, has voiced opposition to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s much touted philosophy of “medemer” whiles adding that he opposed the recent merger of the ruling party. Megerssa is an Oromo, same ethnic group as PM Abiy. He …

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The History of Oromo

Courtesy of Ethiopia Herald The Oromo people is the largest of the Cushitic speaking groups of people in Africa and also the largest ethnic group of Ethiopia. The Region has a common border with all Regional States of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, except Tigray National Regional State. The …

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Borana Democratic System of Governance: Gadaa Council

Gadaa is an indigenous socio-political democratic system of the Oromo people that regulated Political stability, economic development, social activities, cultural obligations, moral responsibility, and the philosophy of religious order of the society.  The political philosophy of Gadaa is based on three main values: terms of eight years, balanced opposition between parties, and power-sharing between higher and lower …

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TRIBUTE: IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAATANI ALI TANDHU (1939-1992)

By Salad Malicha Major Gen. Jatani Ali was born in 1939 in Melbana location, Dirre district, Borana zone, Oromia region of Ethiopian empire by the mother, Karu Ali and the father, Ali Tandhu. He was admitted to Medane Alem primary school in Finfine (Addis Ababa) in the year 1952. Later he joined General Wingate secondary school after which he joined Abba Dina police training college there in the capital. After leaving the college, …

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THE SECRET OF OPDO-ANDM ALLIANCE IS TO ESTABLISH AMHARA SUPREMACY IN ETHIOPIA BY DESTROYING THE OLF AND TO EVENTUALLY INVADE ERITREA.

We recall that the Amhara Organization named GIMBOT-7 or Ex-Qinejit is the extremist and conservative Amhara Organization in Ethiopia and Abroad.  All Amhara activists who had been cursing TPLF and EPLF of Eritrea and President Isaias Afeworki in diaspora are members of GIMBOT-7. They used to wage propaganda that Eritrea is part of Ethiopia (Ethiopian property) and illegally seceded from Ethiopia by …

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THE GADAA SYSTEM OF THE OROMO PEOPLE

By Zelalem Tesfaye Sirna Definition The Gadaa system is an indigenous egalitarian democratic system practiced among the Oromo nation of East Africa for the last six hundred years. Among other structural elements of Gadaa system is its legislative body commonly known as Gadaa General Assembly. The assembly takes place under …

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ON THE BRINK OF PRECIPICE || PM ABIY’s SELECTIVE JUSTICE AGAINST THE OROMO NATION

By Salad Malicha The recent escalation of hostilities between the Ethiopian army and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) army is a dangerous development that could sink the promise of a democracy for the whole of Ethiopia to the brinks. This reckless adventure on the part of the much acclaimed reformist Prime Minister Abiy …

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ETHIOPIAN REBELS FIRE VERBAL VOLLEY OVER PEACE DEAL

A rebel group popular with Ethiopia’s largest ethnic community on Friday accused the government of breaching a historic peace deal aimed at encouraging the organisation to return to the political fold. The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) said the authorities had failed to meet key provisions under the agreement. In July, …

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THE WORLD IS WATCHING AS OROMIA BURNS.

The conflict on the border of Oromia and Somalia, particularly in the Borana region, has been characterized as a simple conflict that arises from a dispute on a grazing land and water shortage. However, what happened in Moyale starting December 9, 2018, is a clear rebuttal of this notion and a strong indicator of a greater …

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