Why is Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group also one of the most oppressed? As anti-government demonstrations spread across the Oromia region, and the death toll continues to rise, the Oromo people are asserting their long neglected struggle. Labelled as terrorists and extremists by the government, the diaspora are reaching to the international audience for support.*Macarena Espinar López is carrying out an internship as a caseworker at the African Refugee Development Center. She is also completing her Master’s degree in Global Refugee Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Oromo Protests Shed Light On Ethiopia’s Long-Standing Ethnic Tensions
December 27, 2015 | SAHARA REPORTERS | BY SORCHA AMY THOMSON & MACARENA ESPINAR LÓPEZ