There are protests happening around the globe. I’m not talking about Venezuela, Ukraine, Thailand or the Arab world. I’m talking about Oromo communities in major cities across the world and in Oromia, Ethiopia, who are taking to the streets to protest the extension of the country’s capital into their region, united by the use of #OromoProtests. This has not been given much exposure in western media, whose main focus in the region is on the catastrophic events in South Sudan and the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. To try and rectify this, I present to you ‘Oromo Protests 101’.
The Oromo are Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, comprised of about 27 million people. Their region, Oromia, is the largest too, and the capital city of Addis Ababa is in their region, since they originally lived in the city that they call Finfinne until it was invaded in the nineteenth century…
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