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Ethiopian Spring in a Winter of Discontent?

Oromo students protest - an Ethiopian Spring
Ethiopian Spring? Ethiopia under the ruling dictatorship of TPLF is heading toward a demographic, social and political calamity.

By Alemayehu G. Mariam,

No one predicted the Arab Spring when it exploded on December 18, 2010 sparking the Tunisian Revolution. No one could have predicted a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi would set himself on fire to protest harassment, abuse and humiliation by local municipal and police authorities and trigger a revolution to transform the Middle East and North Africa.

The Tunisian “Burning Man” burned Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, Muammar Gadaffi in Libya and Ali Saleh in Yemen, among others. Continue reading Ethiopian Spring in a Winter of Discontent?