Why has Borana become the target of TPLF attack?

This time around the whole Oromia territory is under attack given the fact that the Oromo revolution sturdily has shaken the TPLF regime from the roots in an unprecedented manner. In an open vengeance, TPLF has deployed a Darfur replica of Janjaweed brute named “Somali Special Police” to Oromia in the east, south and south east areas; a vast territory that extends over five administrative zones. One of these zones is...

The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: In this commentary, I take a careful look at the “very sophisticated report from the Embassy ” submitted for the record at the “Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia” hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2017. The “embassy” report (“Explanatory Note “)...

MUST-READ | Overview: Oromo Protests and State/Government Terrorism in Ethiopia

(Gadaa) The following is an overview of the Oromo Protests and the state terrorism that they continue to face and aspire to triumph over. An accompanying 1-pager of the document can be found here (click here); Diaspora solidarity rally goers in particular, and other peace and human rights activists in general, can print and distribute this 1-pager to their...

Addis Ababa master plan: Who are the Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group?

Oromo
By Ludovica Iaccino (ibtime) The Oromo people are Ethiopia's largest ethnic group and their population amounts to more than 25 million (around 35% of Ethiopia's total population). They originated in the Horn of Africa, where they are believed to have lived for millennia. The Oromo are divided in two main sub-groups. People belonging to the Borana Oromo group mainly inhabit southern...

My Facebook Newsfeed is Covered in Blood

By Melody Sundberg Project manager of Untold Stories. Photographer and artist. Educated in Psychology. (untoldstoriesonline) An endless stream of pictures of injured and dead people. Pictures of men and women lying on beds or on the street. Some of them are surrounded by a grieving crowd, others are alone. Some of them are crying and screaming because of their pain,...

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