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Because I am Oromo: a sweeping repression in Oromia, Ethiopia

Because I am Oromo: a sweeping repression in Oromia, Ethiopia

(OPride) —At least 5,000 Oromos have been illegally detained since 2011 based solely on the suspicion that they don’t support the Ethiopian government, Amnesty International said. Many of the victims are held without charge for months or even years and subjected to repeated torture, it said.

28-10-2014 | Horn of Africa News

Ye Jamila Inat and other tales by Tesfaye Gebreab

Ye Jamila Inat and other tales by Tesfaye Gebreab

Reviewed by Tigist Geme (OPride) — There are few authors more controversial than Tesfaye Gebreab among contemporary Amharic writers. He has authored nine books, including two in which he contributed chapters. His work on Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, has been met with equal part praise and condemnation.

10-10-2014 | Horn of Africa News

Opinion

Wayyuu, Siinqee and Gora among the Arsi and Guji Oromo

Wayyuu, Siinqee and Gora among the Arsi and Guji Oromo

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from a much larger study conducted by  Ayalew  Getachew Assefa in partnership with the The Danish Institute for Human Rights.

14-10-2014 Opride Contributors

Scottish lessons for Oromo nationalists

Scottish lessons for Oromo nationalists

In a landmark referendum on Sept. 18,  the people of Scotland will vote Yes or No to determine the future of their 300-year-old union with England.

17-09-2014 Opride Contributors

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