Ethiopia Finds Itself On Brink Of Civil War

13 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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Members of the Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after recent clashes with protesters. Violent weekend clashes between protesters and security forces have claimed the lives of more than a dozen people across Ethiopia (Credit: Karel Prinsloo)

Over the weekend, Ethiopian security forces shot and killed dozens of Oromo protesters. The Oromo people are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group and have staged protests since 2014, claiming persecution and marginalization by the Ethiopian government.

The country may be on the brink of civil war, according to government opposition leaders.

We talk about the ongoing conflict with Getachew Begashaw, professor of economics at Harper College. He’s originally from Ethiopia. We’ll also hear from Seenaa Jimjimo, a Chicago-based writer and campaign director for the Oromo Advocacy Group.

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