One who scoured the Internet, Facebook, Youtube at the time of the protests and listened to the slogans chanted by the protesters, would immediately realize that the Oromo people were making the following major demands: right to self-rule for Oromia, rights over Fifinne, democracy, justice, freedom, land rights, end of Tigrean
military occupation, freedom of speech and assembly.
They complain power is held by a tiny Tigrean
Women in the Liberation Struggle and Its Aftermath, 1975-1996.
Pillaging of Ethiopia by Eritreans and their Tigrean
27) In 1975, the Tigrean
People's Liberation Front (TPLF) was founded in opposition to Mengistu's Derg military dictatorship.
The Amhara and Tigrean
groups that constitute 32% of the population, have traditionally lived to the north.
The ethnic composition of subjects in Group I includes 7 Amharas, 2 Sidamas, 11 Oromos, 1 Tigrean
, and 4 others who did not want to identify their ethnic background.
Amhara-centric state apparatus and replacing it by Tigrean
Comparisons can be drawn with a dozen beautiful crowns with an embossed dome that were commissioned by Tigrean
princes during the last quarter of the 18th century for some northern churches.
org), a Web site that describes characteristics that impact health care for a variety of refugee and immigrant communities in the Seattle area: Amharic, Arab, Cambodian, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Lao, Mexican, Mien, Oromo, Somali, Soviet Jewish, Tigrean
, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
In 1988 the Eritreans had about 50 000 troops plus 15 000 Tigrean
rebels to employ against 120 000 Ethiopians.
Oromo, 40 percent; Amhara and Tigrean
, 32 percent; Sidamo, 9 percent; Shankella, 6 percent; Afar, 4 percent; Gurage, 2 percent; others, 9 percent.