Get a rundown on the current turmoil in Ethiopia, and its effect on the local Oromo community, via Sahan Journal, the online news source that covers immigrant and people-of-color issues.
With an estimated 40,000 Oromos living in Minnesota, they are the second-largest East African community in the state, trailing only Somalis. In this piece — As rebel forces approach the capital, Ethiopia faces a possible government takeover. Minnesota’s immigrant communities are worried for their relatives back home. — writer Hibah Ansari explores the impact of the civil war on Minnesota immigrants fretting over the vicious fight in East Africa.
A side note: Sahan Journal deserves a spot on your browser’s bookmarks list. It’s a well-produced point of entry to issues important to immigrants fashioning a new life in Minnesota.