Category Archives: English

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 »

Why Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) Officials Lie When They Don’t Need To

Why Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) Officials Lie When They Don’t Need To By Worku Burayu (PhD), December 28, 2018 Let’s call a Spade a Spade: Honey coated venom released by our prime minister Abiy Ahmed, fear-mongering spearheaded by our president… Read More »

Abiy attacks impunity as MetEC and NISS officials held for graft and torture

Abiy attacks impunity as MetEC and NISS officials held for graft and torture By William Davison, Hayelom Tewelde, November 15, 2018  Former MetEC boss and NISS deputy head are among detained Arrests follow PM’s admission of torture and criticism of… Read More »

Abyssinian War on Oromo Nationalism USING THE SAME OLD METHOD

Abyssinian War on Oromo Nationalism USING THE SAME OLD METHOD By Abbaa Ormaa (PhD), October 11, 2018 Abyssinian Target: Oromo Nationalism Method: Manufacture crises, then accuse and criminalize, then incarcerate, kill, and exile. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed… Read More »