Gura Ferda and the crimes against humanity

Published first in April 14, 2012 By Tesfay Atsbeha and Kahsay Berhe Republished October 25, 2020 The inhuman measures of expelling Ethiopians from their own country in the district of Gura Ferda…

Ethiopia, Ethiopie, Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, September 15, 2018 Ethiopia's Oromo people gather and dance to celebrate the return of the formerly banned anti-government group the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) at Mesquel Square in Addis Ababa. A historic event. The flag with the tree (red, yellow and green) represents the Oromo people and is used by the OLF. Hundreds of thousands of people grouped together in the town centre of Addis Ababa to welcome the OLF members, the latest once-banned rebel group to return following a string of Ethiopian political reforms. The jubilant crowd waving OLF flags gathered at Addis Ababa's Meskel Square on Saturday, where a large concert was held to welcome the group's leader Dawud Ibsa and others. "I am happy to be here after 26 years of struggle from outside of Ethiopia," Ibsa said. "We will be a part of the peaceful struggle," he added. "We have been struggling to bring the changes that we are seeing now in Ethiopia. We are now seeing positive signs that include the respect for rule of law. That's why we came here," said Ibsa. Last month, the OLF reached a deal on returning home following an accord with representatives of the government.  Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Hollandse Hoogte

The Trouble With Ethiopia’s Ethnic Federalism

October 23, 2020 By Mahmood Mamdani Published on NY Times on January 3, 2019 The reforms by the country’s new prime minister are clashing with its flawed Constitution and could push the country…