Are Ethiopia’s Oromo being violently repressed? – UpFront

WASHINGTON (HAN) June 24.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. More than 400 Oromos have been killed and tens of thousands arrested since November, a recent report by Human Rights Watch, or HRW, found. The Ethiopian government says that some protesters who are from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group have died, but HRW is “very generous with numbers”, and that protests have been overrun by armed groups.

The latest round of protests began over a government plan to expand Addis Ababa, the nation’s capital, to parts of the surrounding Oromia region. The government’s plan has since been cancelled, but protests have continued over what Oromos say is the long-standing marginalisation of the Oromo people.

So is the government guilty of a violent crackdown on the Oromos? In this week’s Arena, Getachew Reda, the country’s communication affairs minister, debates with Lencho Bati, an executive committee member of the Oromo Democratic Front.




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4 Responses to “Are Ethiopia’s Oromo being violently repressed? – UpFront”

  1. axmed

    Ethiopia does not kill it’s citizens or others.

  2. Kumeragerba

    Wayane could not know about humanity. Wayanne is the killer always.

  3. Temesgen

    Re: axmed
    Do you think the Oromos, Gambella, Ogaden Somalle, Wolkaite, Gondere, Konso and Mursi are not Ethiopians? Check your brain and six senses if they work correctly!!

  4. Ganni Meleshe

    The government of ethiopia and the people of ethiopia like you, you’re ignorance is not merely the lack of knowledge, but self-destructive every time turning away from truth in all areas of life. Persons develop a taste for ignorance, the predisposition to embrace erroneous beliefs based on presumption or mere authority. The ignorant person believes he knows what he actually doesn’t know; he becomes delusional. He is deranged.

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