Home | Comment & Analysis    Monday 10 April 2006

Why Oromo’s question of independence is a headache ?

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Dhugaa Baasuu *

April 9, 2006 — It is well known that Oromo is the largest nation in Ethiopian Empire. Oromia is the largest state. It is a matter of fact that most of Oromo people want to be independent from Ethiopia; however, other nations especially Amhara and Tigre don’t want Oromo’s independence for one or more of the following reasons:

- Oromia is the state producing finest world athletes. Abebe Bikila made Ethiopia known to the world. He is the first Ethiopian and African to win Olympic gold. Young superstar Athlete Kenenisa Bekele, the first person in history to win indoor, outdoor, and cross country. To name some of the best Athletes from Oromia: Haile Gebresellasie, Derartu Tullu, Gete Wami, Tirunesh Dibaba.

- The main income of Ethiopia is through exporting coffee, hide, cereals, gold, and other minor products. Almost all of these are from Oromia.

- Products for daily use in Ethiopia are also mainly from Oromia. For instance, teff, wheat, coffee, vegetables, fruits and name them.

- For the stability of the horn of Africa.

As can be understood from the above and other reasons, Amhara and Tigre are not happy with Oromia’s independence. It is not a matter of happiness or sadiness, but it is a matter of Oromo’s interest and dedication. Oromia will be independent soon if Oromo unites irrespective of religion, location, and minor differences.

* The author is an Oromo, Ph.D. student, residing in USA and can be reached by dhugaa_baasuu@yahoo.com



The views expressed in the 'Comment and Analysis' section are solely the opinions of the writers. The veracity of any claims made are the responsibility of the author not Sudan Tribune.

If you want to submit an opinion piece or an analysis please email it to comment@sudantribune.com

Sudan Tribune reserves the right to edit articles before publication. Please include your full name, relevant personal information and political affiliations.
Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Try Dong Samuel Luak or release him now 2019-01-22 15:59:31 By Nhial T. Tutlam, PhD* Exactly two years ago, my cousin and mentor Dong Samuel Luak, was abducted from Nairobi, where he was living as a refugee. Mr Dong Samuel Luak is a human rights lawyer (...)

What options are available for President Bashir of Sudan? 2019-01-20 21:43:26 By Luka Kuol Sudan is one of the few African countries whose citizens pioneered post-independence popular uprisings in 1964 and 1985 that forced the ruling military regimes to step down. The (...)

Tasgut Bass is the buzzword and a slogan of the Sudanese uprising 2019-01-20 21:38:57 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the background of the progressive escalation of the Sudanese popular revolution, despite the use of the regime of Omer al-Bashir of the lethal (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)

CEPO: South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA): Stop politics of split and focus on R-ARCSS implementation 2018-12-26 09:53:29 26th December, 2018. South Sudan Opposition Alliance internal leadership change frication is disturbing and demoralizing public opinion. The big question CEPO is raising, will SSOA be a strong (...)

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.