The Newsmakers covers the Oromo Protests  and resistances of discrimination and marginalisation 

(Advocacy for Oromia) By many measures, Ethiopia is an African success story, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But behind the economic boom is growing political and social unrest.

This picture of the Ethiopian marathon runner, Fiyesa Lilesa, at the Rio Olympics helped to draw global attention to plight of Ethiopia’s Oromo people.

The country’s biggest ethnic group says it has long faced discrimination and marginalisation at the hands of the ruling elite. Lilesa’s crossed wrists are the symbol of the Oromo protest movement, which has been growing for the last ten months.

And the government’s response has been increasingly violent – with reports of hundreds killed and thousands arrested.

Yvette McCullough reports.

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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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