Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Is a Federal District and Not an Oromo City

Ethiopia Insight posted on 10 February 2019 a commentary titled "Let's End Finfinnee Saga, and Shoot for the Stars" by Olaana Abbaaxiiqi, a pen name for a lawyer who lives in the United States.

The author explains that according to the Ethiopian constitution, Addis Ababa is a federal district and not an Oromo city as many Oromo believe, in part because it is surrounded by ethnic Oromos. Rather than claim Addis Ababa as the capital of Oromia, the author suggests the leaders of Oromia build a new planned city as the capital of Oromia in order to get beyond disagreements over the status of Addis Ababa.

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