Members of Congress Urge Secretary Kerry Take Appropriate Action Against Ethiopia

By TesfaNews, Three key members of the U.S. Congress have written a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to conduct a full and through review of the ongoing mass killing of peaceful Oromo student protesters in the Oromia region of Ethiopia by security forces. Congressman Keith Ellison, Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Congressman […]

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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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Ethiopia: 25 More Oromo Protesters Killed Today

By TesfaNews, Clashes between the military force and protesters in Ethiopia’s Oromia region today left 25 people killed, according to the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT). The army that took over the mandate of the regional police used live ammunition against the demonstrators. The students were protesting against a controversial proposal, known as “the master plan”, to expand […]

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A Bloody Crackdown on Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia, Again

By Felix Horne | for Human Rights Watch, Student protests are spreading throughout Ethiopia’s Oromia region, as people demonstrate against the possibility that Oromo farmers and residents living near the capital, Addis Ababa, could be evicted from their lands without appropriate – or possibly any – compensation. Social media is filled with images of bloodied […]

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