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Complicating the Notion of Home: Notes on Kuwee’s ‘Home and Exile’

Read more...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.

Twitter and Facebook access restored after 12-hour blackout

Read more...(OPride) – Social networking giants, Facebook and Twitter, remained inaccessible in Ethiopia without censorship circumvention tools at least for 10 hours starting Thursday afternoon, users said.

‘Are you Oromo first or Ethiopian first?’

Read more...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.

AJStream and the emergence of assertive Oromo voice

Read more...by Ebissa Ragassa

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.”

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