Anger Among Ethiopia’s Oromo Boils Over

(France 24 TV) — In recent months, Ethiopia has seen its worst unrest in a decade. Members of Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group, which feels left out of the country’s booming economy, have taken to the streets in protest.

Protesters are calling for equal rights and an end to what they call corruption, land grabs and government oppression. Some Oromo families have been forced off their land, and the government refuses to officially recognise the Oromo language. The government has cracked down on the protests, and activists and human rights groups say over 200 people have been killed.

FRANCE 24’s reporter spoke to the families of several victims.

(France 24 TV) La colère des Oromos, laissés-pour-compte du développement éthiopien

L’Éthiopie a connu ces derniers mois d’importantes manifestations qui ont parfois été réprimées dans le sang. Des membres de l’ethnie Oromo, qui représente un tiers de la population, sont descendus en nombre dans les rues pour revendiquer l’égalité des droits. Ils dénoncent notamment la corruption et la confiscation de leurs terres.
Émission préparée par Emerald Maxwell et Laura Burloux

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About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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