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What's behind the Oromo protests?

Published 2:32 PM ET, Tue August 9, 2016
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Ethnic Oromos from Mogor town, West Shewa Zone, participating in the nationwide protest on August 6 2015. Radio Dandii Haqaa
Protestors clashed with security forces and more than 100 people were killed, according to Amnesty International. Radio Dandii Haqaa
The protests took place in more than 200 towns and villages across Oromia, Ethiopia's largest region, and were attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Radio Dandii Haqaa
The Oromo people are the single largest ethnic group both in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Radio Dandii Haqaa