Tag Archives: oromos

TPLF-led Ethiopia’s ‘federal gov’t’ comfortably watching as ESRS leader does its bidding to stock further inter-ethnic conflict

5 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
A poisonous story is circulating on Facebook in the form of a statement from Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State (ESRS).

This provocative statement pretends to be outcome of a “consultation” with the region’s elders and leaders.
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An Ireecha testimony about Ethiopians living together peacefully

2 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia, Somali Regions

14 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
By Mohamed Olad Hassan
WASHINGTON (VOA): At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian lawmaker said.

Speaking to VOA Somali Service, Boqor Ali Omar Allale said at least 32 ethnic Somalis, including his younger brother, were killed on Monday night in Awaday, a small town between Ethiopia’s most holy Muslim town of Harar and its big eastern city of Dire Dawa.
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The Fraught Relationship Between Ethiopia’s Capital City and Largest State

7 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, Global Voice

At the end of June, the Ethiopian Council of Ministers revealed a bill that seeks to address questions of social services, language, education and culture involving the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, and Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region within which Addis Ababa is located.

The government and its supporters say the law is needed to redress the historical injustices that the people of Oromia suffered since the establishment of Addis Ababa. Critics see the law as a tactic to disenfranchise the residents of Addis Ababa. Some go further in their allegation that the law is intended to worsen the already sensitive ethnic relations in Ethiopia.
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“Ethiopia is a human-rights disaster”: Kenyans asked to spare a thought for Ethiopians in their midst

5 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Muthoni Wanyeki*

    “Ethiopia is a human-rights disaster. Which means that Kenya is host to over 30,000 asylum-seekers and refugees and they still need Kenya’s protection.”


The Madaraka Day presidential speech reiterated the executive’s determination to end Kenya’s hosting of asylum-seekers and refugees.

That determination affects asylum-seekers and refugees from many communities. While Somalis constitute by far the largest asylum-seeking and refugee community here, we are also host to many others: Burundians, Congolese and South Sudanese, Eritreans, Ethiopians, Rwandans and Ugandans.
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TPLF’s relentless repression of ethnic Oromos in Ethiopia

12 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Amnesty International

    “The Ethiopian government’s relentless crackdown on real or imagined dissent among the Oromo is sweeping in its scale and often shocking in its brutality.”

    – Claire Beston, Amnesty International’s Ethiopia researcher.

Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report released today.
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Ethiopia’s TPLF regime ‘ruthlessly targeting’ and torturing Oromos

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Source: The Guardian, AFP news report

    Damning report says thousands of people from country’s largest ethnic group are subjected to abuse including rape and killings

Ethiopia has “ruthlessly targeted” and tortured its largest ethnic group owing to a perceived opposition to the government, Amnesty International has said.
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The Oromo and the War on Terror in the Horn of Africa

17 Jul
There are 30 million Oromo in Ethiopia, making them the largest ethnic group in the country [Leyland Cecco/Al Jazeera]

There are 30 million Oromo in Ethiopia, making them the largest ethnic group in the country [Leyland Cecco/Al Jazeera]

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and Frankie Martin*

In August 2011, Bekele Gerba, an English teacher at Addis Ababa University and prominent politician, met with a delegation from Amnesty International to discuss the human rights situation in Ethiopia. Gerba, a vocal activist on behalf of his largely Muslim Oromo people, was deputy chairman of the opposition party Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) and a member of the executive committee of Medrek, the country’s main opposition coalition.
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