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Fighting fear with freedom

Although Abiy and regional President Lemma Megersa have given the ODP a major facelift many Oromos still see the OLF as the standard-bearer of the Oromos' struggle for self-determination...


Rounding up the suspects

That is because a more systematic investigation of abuse and graft would mean disturbing his own political home: Oromia president and Abiy's close ally Lemma Megersa used to be head of the regional security apparatus while Foreign Minister and ODP politburo member Workneh Gebeyehu is a former Federal Police Commissioner...


Abiy tests the military

Abadula is cast as something of a mentor to Abiy as well as Lemma Megersa the popular Chief Administrator of Oromia who was a strong candidate for the premiership before Abiy replaced him as OPDO Chair earlier this year...


The edifice cracks

Oromo openingMany critics thought that this month's events would pave the way for an Oromo prime minister who it was assumed would be the OPDO's chair and regional president Lemma Megersa...

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Trouble in the engine room

Social media was shut down universities were closed and Oromia's President Lemma Megersa used the regional broadcaster to challenge the federal government over the army's actions...


Oromia on the edge

Oromia's government led by the influential and popular President Lemma Megersa opposes the resumption of protests and any provocation of the military or Federal Police...


Rifts in the regions

They would prefer to give more space to the assertive new Oromia administration led by President Lemma Megersa which is generally seen to have made an effective start to carving out more power for the Oromo within Ethiopia's multi-ethnic federation...


Clashes in the east

The two regional presidents Somali State's Abdi Mohamoud Omar and Oromia's Lemma Megersa pledged in April to resolve demarcation issues (AC Vol 58 No 15 Reforms stall as unrest eases)...


Reforms stall as unrest eases

However the main driver is Lemma Megersa former Speaker of the regional Parliament and now the new Oromia President and OPDO Chairman...


Ruling party ploughs on

The Regional Council Speaker Lemma Megersa replaced Muktar as Chairperson while former Federal Police Commissioner and current Transport Minister Workneh Gebeyehu became his deputy...


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