The Oromo Protests and Ethiopia’s Political Vulnerabilities

By Hassen Hussein and Mohammed Ademo, At least 40 people have been killed, hundreds wounded, and thousands detained in more than three weeks of uprisings in Ethiopia’s Oromia state, the largest of nine linguistic-based states. The Oromo people make up close to 50 percent of Ethiopia’s population of 100 million. Protesters primarily oppose a draft […]

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Empty Boxes: The West and Ethiopia’s Elections

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD), TO NO one’s surprise, Ethiopia’s ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Ruling Democratic Front (EPRDF), swept the country’s recent national elections. In the last election, the ruling party collected 99.6 percent of the parliamentary seats, while during these elections it has so far won all of the 442 declared seats (with little […]

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