Ethiopian opposition party Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) claims harassment and intimidation in the wake of protests.
Following suit of newly founded opposition group Semayawi or Blue Party, and UDJ staged protests in the northern towns of Dessie and Gondar.
by Tsegaye R. Ararssa
(OPride) – Professor Kuwee Kumsa’s 2007 article, ‘Home and Exile’, evoking (and perhaps inspired by) Chinua Achebe’s book with the same title (2000), is extraordinary. It is extraordinary both in its style and in its effect.
by Awol Allo
The political tsunami caused by Jawar Mohammed’s comment on Al Jazeera’s The Stream — ‘I am an Oromo first’, and ‘Ethiopia is imposed on me’ — provides us with a unique and revealing insight into the moral parochialism and ethical deadlock that pervades our political imagination.
The once suppressed truth about Oromo people finally reached a global audience on June 25 when Al Jazeera’s The Stream aired, “Oromos seek justice in Ethiopia.”