Nii Ntreh is interested in academic philosophy with specific attention to moral, social and political topics. Having taught philosophy at the University of Cape Coast for a while, Nii finds in new media, a more potent way to reach many with his passion of breaking down complexities.
The violence was spurred by the celebrants being fired upon with rubber bullets and tear gas by police. The crowd had used the occasion to chant against the then ruling Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
The Oromo have for decades demanded land reforms and an end to human rights abuses.
But this year’s celebration spoke of a different story. Hundreds of thousands gathered amidst vibrant colours and joyful sounds around Meskel Square.
Part of the success for this year’s celebration may be attributed to prime minister Abiy Ahmed, an Oromo.
The prime minister has presided over reforms that have seen the increased roles for women in politics, ended political exiles for dissidents and invited private investment in the economy.