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The missing Oromo protesters join a long list of disappearances

Read more ...(OPride) — Last week, I read an angry, anguished and daringly eloquent letter from ijoollee Jalduu, a young Oromo from the flashpoint town of Gindo in southwest Shawa, the epicenter of the still-ongoing popular resistance against the Ethiopian state.

EPRDF’s master marksman, Abay Tsehaye, misfires again

Read more ...(OPride) — Every revolution has its villain—some well deserved, others not so. The ongoing Oromo protests, which began in November, is gradually morphing into a revolution similar to the Arab Spring and not unlike the color revolutions that swept decades of authoritarian rule in Eastern Europe.

Oromo protests sign of Ethiopia’s failure to attain social progress

Read more ...(OPride) —Ethiopia is facing a popular and historic wave of Oromo resistance. Oromo people have been protesting against the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF’s, iron-fisted rule for the past two decades and a half.

OPDO’s statement on #OromoProtests: Business as usual or new departure?

Read more ...(OPride) — The nearly two-months-old protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia state, home to close to half of the country’s 100 million population, has entered a critical juncture. On Jan. 12, the Central Committee of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) announced scrapping the Addis Ababa and Surrounding Oromia Special Zone Integrated Development Plan, which triggered the protests.