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Oromo struggle: Memories of an atrocity

2 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Awol Allo, Aljazeera
On the anniversary of the Irreecha stampede that claimed countless lives, the Oromo people are still seeking justice.Lying to the southeast of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is Bishoftu, home to the Ethiopian Air Force and Lake Arsadii, the site of the Irreecha, the most important cultural festival for the more than 40 million ethnic Oromos. A bustling resort town famous for its crater lakes and picturesque landscape, Bishoftu is striking rather than beautiful. It is too hollow and too sentimental to be beautiful.
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