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SEEKING THE NEXT BREAKTHROUGH IN DEMOCRACY AND MULTINATIONAL FEDERATION IN ETHIOPIA

October 23, 2016

Issued October 21, 2016

A PROPOSAL OF OROMO DEMOCRATIC FRONT
Our Common Future: A Proposal

INTRODUCTION

Ethiopia stands at a crossroads, once again. But this time the prospects facing it are much more starkly contrasting than during past instances of change. If it is put on one course of change, achieving a final breakthrough to a common democratic future looks distinctly promising. If such a course is blocked or not pursued by the stakeholders, on the other hand, the breakdown of order appears threateningly possible. The time to put the country on the right course is now. Unless a country-wide consensus is forged for doing so today, the country will continue its steady slide towards the abyss.

As things stand now, the worrying scenario mentioned above appears more plausible than the former. Are we exaggerating and being alarmist when we draw this pessimistic conclusion? If we are alarmist, we are justified to be so because the time to take corrective measures is now before the country has gone over the cliff and reached a point of no return. There are important reasons why all concerned should worry about Ethiopia’s future.

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Source: OROMO DEMOCRATIC FRONT

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