What Is Behind the Oromo Rebellion in Ethiopia? The huffingtonpost

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What Is Behind the Oromo Rebellion in Ethiopia? The huffingtonpost

By Yohannes Woldemariam (Associate Professor of International Relations and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College) The Ethiopian government is now faced with unprecedented rebellion from the Oromo ethnic group, consisting 35% of the Ethiopia’s population, which it disingenuously claims is inspired by terrorism. The immediate pretext is the Addis Ababa Master Plan encroaching.....

Reeyot Alemu: Why Her Decision Matters

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Reeyot Alemu: Why Her Decision Matters

  By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam December 21, 2015 Last week Ethiopia’s foremost heroine of free press, Reeyot Alemu, declared she had joined Ginbot 7, a political organization committed to armed struggle against the T-TPLF. In 2012, the T-TPLF had jailed Reeyot on bogus terrorism charges and sentenced her to 14 years in prison......