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Nairobi /Brussels, 4 July 2019 What’s new? Officials representing the Sidama, southern Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, are threatening to unilaterally declare the formation of a new regional state within Ethiopia’s federation on 18 July, unless the government meets a constitutionally mandated deadline to organise a referendum on the issue before that …

A Sidama Nationalist’s View  Hailegabriel G Feyissa (PhD), For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, June 19/2019 – The Sidama question, one of the many pending questions of national self-determination in Ethiopia, appears to be back to the limelight of Ethiopian politics following the ascendance to power of an Oromo prime minister …

Addis Abeba, April 03/2019 – The conflict that erupted around the boundaries of Melekoza and Basketo Special woreda of Gamo Gofa zone has left more than 37,000 people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, the UNOCHA said.   “Ethnic Basketos who have been displaced from 11 kebeles of Melekoza woreda …