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Ethiopia at Risk of Disintegration: Oromo FC

The Oromo ethnic group are the single largest ethnicity in Ethiopia
The Oromo ethnic groups are the single largest ethnicity in Ethiopia (40%); any instability in their regional state could risk the disintegration of Ethiopia.

By TesfaNews,

The opposition Oromo Federalist Congress on Wednesday warned that Ethiopia is at risk of disintegration due to the violent policies of the government whose security forces have descended on Oromo people and university students.

The students were protesting against the displacement of Oromo farmers from their “ancestral land” and the inclusion of Oromo cities and surrounding localities of Finfinnee [Addis Ababa] administration under the Addis Ababa Master Plan in the name of “development”.

Ethnic Oromos generally feel the government, which is dominated by members of the Tigray and Amhara ethnic would be loath to see the size of “their” territory diminish with the expansion of Addis Ababa, which is claimed by both Oromos and Amharas.  Continue reading Ethiopia at Risk of Disintegration: Oromo FC