Category Archives: English

AN URGENT open appeal letter for ending war and the suffering of our people in different regions of OROMIA

AN URGENT open appeal letter for ending war and the suffering of our people in different regions of OROMIA with focus on Wallaga, Borana, Gujji, Bale, western Shawa, and Hararghe areas of Oromia. January 14, 2019 Your Excellency Dr. Abiy… Read More »

Ethiopia’s federation needs reviving, not reconfiguring

Ethiopia’s federation needs reviving, not reconfiguring By Alemayehu Weldemariam, January 10, 2019 (Ethiopia Insight) — Ethiopia’s nationalities battled long and hard for recognition. A centrally driven effort to reconfigure the federation that does not consider their struggle is a recipe… Read More »

No Social Theory and Archeological Evidence Repudiate the Entitlement of Oromo People to their Capital Finfinne (Addis Ababa)

Title: No Social Theory and Archeological Evidence Repudiate the Entitlement of Oromo People to their Capital Finfinne (Addis Ababa) Dear Kichuu and Ayyaantuu Readers: Recently Mr. Paul Schemm’s wrote an article published on Washington Post. The author is motivated to… Read More »

Anguish for Harari as Oromo claim rights

Anguish for Harari as Oromo claim rights By William Davison, Leake Tewele, January 2, 2019 (Ethiopia Insight) — When a group of Oromo carrying sticks and machetes entered his hotel construction site in Harar in October, Sabit Abdurahim drew his… Read More »

Keeping OLF at Bay from Conventional Politics: The Purpose, Modus Operandi and Repercussions

Keeping OLF at Bay from Conventional Politics: The Purpose, Modus Operandi and Repercussions By Jabessa Gurmessa Mullata, January 2, 2019 The Security Problem in Oromia as a Prelude The Situation in Oromia, particularly in Guji and Wollega, right now is… Read More »

Ethiopia Food Security Outlook, December 2018

Ethiopia Food Security Outlook, December 2018 Poor October to December seasonal rainfall and sustained ethnic clashes continue Full Report in PDF Key Messages Deyr/Hagaya seasonal rainfall (October to December) in southern pastoral areas has been below average. It has been… Read More »

The Oromo People should call for an independent Transitional Government of Oromia (TGO)

The Oromo People should call for an independent Transitional Government of Oromia (TGO) By Aba Orma, January 1, 2019 Now we know that the mysterious Asmara agreement was fake and on OPDO/ODP’s part it was meant to lure the OLF… Read More »

Team Lemma’s choice: power or peace?

Team Lemma’s choice: power or peace? By Ermias Tasfaye, January 1, 2019 (Ethiopia Insight) — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Oromia President Lemma Megersa have taken the country by storm, but they have work to do at home: the Oromo… Read More »

Segen shambles shows sense in splitting South

Segen shambles shows sense in splitting South By Kulle Kursha, December 30, 2018 (Ethiopia Insight) — As ethnic groups in southern Ethiopia demand their own states, it is critical to examine how previous efforts to change administrative structures worked out in the… Read More »

OPDO is the problem

OPDO is the problem. By Tamirat Biri, December 29, 2018 The ongoing clashes between the Ethiopian army and OLF is claiming more Oromo lives, many of whom are peaceful civilians. For instance, eleven civilians were killed on December 27 in… Read More »