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Mahlet Fasil & Kalkidan Yibeltal   Ambo and Adaba   What is now widely acknowledged as the ‘Oromo protests’ started in early November 2014 in Ginchi town, about 80km west of the capital Addis Abeba. It was pioneered by a small group of community members who protested against a planned …

#OromoProtests Special coverage   “Just what is this special interest?”   By Tsegaye R Ararssa As a response to the comprehensive Oromiya-wide resistance to the Master Plan, the officials of the Federal and the State governments have, rather inconsistently and half-heartedly, indicated that the implementation of the Master Plan is …

The official narrative and the federalism to come   Tsegaye R Ararssa, Special to Addis Standard   In this series of reflections, I touched upon the major stages in the evolution of the Ethiopian experiment with federalism. I highlighted the range of stories that one could tell about the federal …