March 9, 2020
In an Oromo Federalist Congress event transmitted live on Oromia Media Network (OMN) during Woman’s International Day, a girl made hate speech regarding marital relationship between Oromo language speaking group and what she called “habesha” – a reference that radicalized ethnic Oromo nationalists employ to make a reference to Amharic and Tigrigna language speaking Ethiopians.
Worse, Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) leaders applauded it. The issue has become a talking point. Quite a considerable number of Ethiopians think that the statement is part of a preparation for genocide. As far as Oromo Federalist Congress is concerned, Sebsebe Alemneh remarks that that party has buried itself alive.
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