Category Archives: Odaa Post

Here you can read selected articles by scholars

Preaching unity but flying solo, Abiy’s ambition may stall Ethiopia’s transition

Preaching unity but flying solo, Abiy’s ambition may stall Ethiopia’s transition By René Lefort, February 25, 2020 The fatal error of Ethiopia’s acclaimed premier Abiy Ahmed has been to place his standing ahead of his country’s democratic transition. “God only… Read More »

What do Abiy Ahmed, Michael H. Raynor, Isayas Afeworki and unitarist Ethiopian elites have in common regarding Oromo nationalism?

What do Abiy Ahmed, Michael H. Raynor, Isayas Afeworki and unitarist Ethiopian elites have in common regarding Oromo nationalism?[1] Note: This article is reposted because it nailed down ahead of time the Eritrean President Isayas Afeworki’s project of interference into… Read More »

Passing the Legacy on

Passing the Legacy on By Worku Gadissa, January 12, 2020 It is fascinating to learn about the people of the past. We enjoy listening, seeing, reading and singing what happened in the past. Normally, when some dies, there impact on… Read More »

Abiy Ahmed’s Plan to Become an Autocrat and Plot to Kill the FDRE Constitution: Reflection on His Measures and Steps

Abiy Ahmed’s Plan to Become an Autocrat and Plot to Kill the FDRE Constitution: Reflection on His Measures and Steps By Jabessa Gurmessa, Finfinne, Oromia, January 09, 2020 1. Introduction The freedom lovers and proponents of democracy/democratization believed that the… Read More »

Prisons that Held Gemechu Ayana Can’t Crush Self-Determination’s Spirit

Prisons that Held Gemechu Ayana Can’t Crush Self-Determination’s Spirit By Worku Burayu (PhD), January 1, 2020 During the times of apartheid, it was said that some prisons reached almost 200% of what the prison was built to hold. The exact copy of that prison is in Ethiopia’s… Read More »

Abiy’s Ecclesiastical Political Doctrine and its Ramifications: Mixing Politics and Religion – An Explosive Cocktail

Abiy’s Ecclesiastical Political Doctrine and its Ramifications: Mixing Politics and Religion – An Explosive Cocktail Guddisaa Mul’ataa, December 28, 2019 The Case of Burning Mosques In Amhara State And The Political Fallout: Religious Institutions Must Be Off-Limits The recent burning… Read More »

Public Health Impacts of Famine in the Horn of Africa

Public Health Impacts of Famine in the Horn of Africa Begna Dugassa  American Journal of Public Health Research. 2019, 7(5), 171-181. DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-7-5-2 Received August 10, 2019; Revised September 13, 2019; Accepted October 06, 2019 Abstract Background: In the Horn of… Read More »

Citizenship versus Identity: the current political discourse in Ethiopia

Citizenship versus Identity: the current political discourse in Ethiopia By Alemayehu Biru (PhD), September 26, 2019 This topic bears a very common binary way of putting complex sociopolitical issues by politicians and, at times, even by scholars, as if those… Read More »

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were brought to South Africa

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were brought to South Africa Repost In September 1888, the HMS Osprey serving in the Royal Navy’s anti-slave trade mission in the Red Sea, based in Aden, intercepted three dhows embarked from… Read More »

Emperor Menelik II committed crimes not only in Oromia, also against the Eritrean people

Emperor Menelik II committed crimes not only in Oromia, also against the Eritrean people. The Annolee Memorial Monument has been an object of contention since the beginning of its existence. This monument represents what had happened to Oromo men and women… Read More »

Aanolee: ‘a tragedy on which Ethiopian sources are silent’

Aanolee: ‘a tragedy on which Ethiopian sources are silent’ By Mohammed Ademo, April 8, 2014 (OPride) – Hundreds of thousands gathered in Hetosa, Arsi zone of Oromia, the largest of Ethiopia’s nine federal states, for the unveiling of the Aanolee Cultural Center… Read More »

Misooma Oromiyaaf Lafaa fi Qabeenya Oromiyaa Bilisoomsu; Liberating the Land and Resources for the Development of Oromiyaa

Misooma Oromiyaaf Lafaa fi Qabeenya Oromiyaa Bilisoomsu; Liberating the Land and Resources for the Development of Oromiyaa Itana Gammada, March 31, 2019 Afaan Oromoo fi Afaan Englizi (Afaan Oromo and English translation follows) Walbarsiisa Sabi tokko misoomuu fi duroomuun hafee… Read More »