“The Corona and Virus Could Unite Our National Unity in Adawa !!”


Addis Ababa, by linking the city to parts of the Aroma region was met with protest by the Oromo people in 2015. The next year saw more protests, now fueled by a broader array of grievances against the government, occurring in Aroma as well as in other regions.


In early 2018 the government began making overtures to ease tensions and promote dialogue between itself and opposition groups. This was followed by the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dealing in February, after which Abby emerged as the leading candidate to replace him.


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