Oromo refugees in Egypt protest Nile dam backlash

(OPride) – At least 100 Oromo refugees living in Cairo gathered outside the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Sunday to protest against increased harassment from Egyptians angry over Nile dam.

They called on UNHCR and Egyptian authorities to provide them with better protection. The protesters also said they “fled Ethiopia due to political and ethnic persecution, also spoke out against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam,” according to Egyptian News Agency, Ahram Online. Estimated at over 40 million, the Oromo are Ethiopia’s single largest ethnic group.



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Mohammed Ademo is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC. He's the founder and editor of, an independent news website about Ethiopia.

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