Ethiopia : Oromo Protests: Why Ethiopia's Largest Ethnic Group Is Demonstrating

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    Oromo Protests: Why Ethiopia's Largest Ethnic Group Is Demonstrating


    Since the Ethiopian government announced plans to expand the territory of the capital Addis Ababa in April 2014, the country’s largest region, Oromia, has been racked with protests that have led to hundreds of deaths ...


    http://www.newsweek.com/oromo-protests-why-ethiopias-biggest-ethnic-group-demonstrating-430793

    Why Ethiopia's Oromo people are protesting

    Hundreds of protesters have died in demonstrations over plans to expand Addis Ababa.
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    Oromo people mourn a suspected protester who was allegedly shot dead by Ethiopian security forces, Oromia region, Ethiopia, December 17, 2015. Oromos have been protesting against plans to expand the capital Addis Ababa since November 2015.ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER

    Ethiopian Constitution


    ** The following English Translation of the Ethiopian Draft Constitution is an unofficial draft that has been released to enable members of the International community follow the discussions and forthcoming elections, pending publication of the official translation.


    PREAMBLE

    We, the nations, nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia: ...


    http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Hornet/Ethiopian_Constitution.html
    Ethiopian Constitution
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    The World’s Modern-Day Lepers: Women With Fistulas


    ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaONE of the worst things that can happen to a woman or girl around the world is a fistula, an internal injury caused by childbirth (or occasionally by rape) that leaves her incontinent, humiliated and sometimes stinking ...


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/o...dern-day-lepers-women-with-fistulas.html?_r=1

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    A woman who was sexually assaulted underwent a fistula repair in 2008 at the Keyshero medical center in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo.CreditLynsey Addario


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    :facepalm: ... but these are the original Jews, God don't like ugly :nono:


    Ethiopian Israelis protest after immigration plan axed


    Jerusalem (AFP) - Hundreds of Ethiopian Israelis marched in Jerusalem on Sunday after the government cancelled plans to allow their relatives to emigrate from the African nation, calling the move discrimination ...


    http://news.yahoo.com/ethiopian-israelis-protest-immigration-plan-axed-163420576.html

    Ethiopian Israelis protest after immigration plan axed

    Hundreds of Ethiopian Israelis marched in Jerusalem on Sunday after the government cancelled plans to allow their relatives to emigrate from the African nation, calling the move discrimination. The Israeli government had in November voted to...
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    Israelis from the Ethiopian community hold up photographs of their relatives in front of Israel's Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on March 20, 2016 (AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana)


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    The Ugly Side of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom
    The East African country is facing its biggest protest movement in decades. Its uncompromising approach to development is to blame.


    AMA, Ethiopia — For those who would speak frankly about politics in this landlocked East African country, the first challenge is to find a safe space ...


    https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/2...ight-to-speak-at-all-ethiopia-oromo-protests/

    The Ugly Side of Ethiopia’s Economic Boom

    The East African country is facing its biggest protest movement in decades. Its uncompromising approach to development is to blame.
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    HUMAN RIGHTS
    Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

    Protesters continue to clash with security forces in what has spiralled into Ethiopia's largest unrest in decades


    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - At first sight, things seem to have returned to normality in the town of Ambo, 120 kilometres west of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Few uniformed security forces are visible on the streets. People seem to go about their daily lives as usual ...


    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/fe...ests-continue-harsh-crackdown-160321082451685

    Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

    Protesters continue to clash with security forces in what has spiralled into Ethiopia's largest unrest in decades.
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    Fitale Bulti, with a picture of her nephew Ulfata Bulti, 12, who was killed by security forces while participating in protests in December [Al Jazeera]


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    Yeah, I'm playing catch up again, though I always keep in mind the legecy of this african nation in general, and also it's impact on african descendants in Jamaica etc...

    There's a statue honoring the late Bob Marley in the aforementioned nation's capital!!
     
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    Message received and understood...

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    Yeah, I know all about playing catch up, but I stay behind.:)

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    Video: ETHIOPIA: HUNDREDS KILLED BY ‘EXCESSIVE FORCE’ IN OROMO PROTESTS, SAYS HRW


    Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 people, including children, in the Oromia region by using excessive force to quell anti-government protests, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) ...


    http://www.newsweek.com/ethiopia-hundreds-killed-excessive-force-oromo-protests-says-hrw-470800

    Ethiopian forces “indiscriminately sprayed bullets” at Oromo protesters, says HRW

    More than 400 people have been killed in protests of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.
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    Ethiopian migrants from the Oromo community protest against the Ethiopian regime in Valletta, Malta, December 21, 2015. Hundreds of Oromo protesters have been killed in the demonstrations.DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI/REUTERS


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