Oromo nationalism on the rise in Ethiopia
Protests and online activism in recent months have brought a resurgence of ethnic Oromo nationalism in Ethiopia.
William DavisonLast updated: 29 Jul 2014 09:35
Oromo students protested against a government plan to expand Addis Ababa [Jawar Mohammed/Al Jazeera]
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia– Aslan Hasan, a student belonging to the Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia, was called either a guilt-ridden terrorist who committed suicide or an innocent victim of brutal state repression, depending on who you listen to.
His death came following a bout of violence in May, when Oromo students in several towns protested against a government plan for the capital Addis Ababa to expand into Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia’s largest and most populous federal region with around one-third of the nation’s over 90 million people.
Security services said Hasan hanged himself in his cell after being arrested for a grenade attack
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