Bekele Gerba took away my lover

Melat Mulugeta

Bekele Gerba, a former English professor at Addis Ababa University and a prominent politician in OFC, attended a panel discussion about Oromo language development and challenges. In the panel discussion, Professor Bekele provided a controversial and racist resolution by abolishing any union with non-Oromo people. His statement received a much-deserved backlash for inciting racial segregation in a deeply intertwined society like Ethiopia. Many experts have also spoken against the professor and questioned his goal was. This article of a love story gone wrong was written in the context of what would happen if people choose to accept Bekele Gerba’s resolution.