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Dwells much on traditional culture and emerging trends.

The History of Oromo

Courtesy of Ethiopia Herald The Oromo people is the largest of the Cushitic speaking groups of people in Africa and also the largest ethnic group of Ethiopia. The Region has a common border with all Regional States of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, except Tigray National Regional State. The …

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Borana Democratic System of Governance: Gadaa Council

Gadaa is an indigenous socio-political democratic system of the Oromo people that regulated Political stability, economic development, social activities, cultural obligations, moral responsibility, and the philosophy of religious order of the society.  The political philosophy of Gadaa is based on three main values: terms of eight years, balanced opposition between parties, and power-sharing between higher and lower …

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Why heirs in Borana case got property

By Kamau Muthoni When Abdi Roba’s father died last year, he was guaranteed that as the eldest son he would inherit all 450 animals left behind. This was courtesy of a Borana tradition practised for decades, where all the property was passed on to the eldest son.But after a dispute …

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Borana Traditional Administrative Structures similar to today’s modern Democracies.

1) QALLU SPIRITUAL LEADER/ KING 2) QALITI QUEEN 3) GUMMI GAYO CABINET OR PARLIAMENT 4) RABBA GADHA GOVERNMENT 5) ABBA GADHA PRESIDENT 6) ABBA BOKKU VICE PRESIDENT 7) ABBA MURRAA PRIME MINISTER 8) AYYU GALMA MP 9) ADHULLA PC OR REGIONAL COMMISIONER 10) GARB DC 11) MEEDICH D.O 12) LICHO …

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LANDMARK ROAD MAP TO HOLISTIC UNITY INITIATED BY KARAYU JALAAB IN ISIOLO COUNTY

By Whispers Team Today, Sunday 1st September, 2019 in Isiolo town conclave of Dayyu Basso Jalaab elders was hosted by esteemed Mzee Ali Boru. The meeting was convened by both Mzee Ali Boru and respected Borana Council of Elders Chairman Abdullahi Hajj Gonjobe. The Jalaabs are akin to the House of Lord which is the upper House of …

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DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TEENAGE TURKANA GIRL

By Millicent Mwololo – Courtesy of the “The Daily Nation” Agnes Asiiyen poses for a photo at Kaakalel village in Loima constituency, Turkana County. PHOTO| MILLICENT MWOLOLO  Agnes Asiiyen is a 13-year-old girl from Kaakalel village in Loima constituency, Turkana County. We find her among a group of girls weeding …

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REFLECTIONS ON DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES THAT AIM AT “LINKING PASTORALISTS TO MARKET”

Posted by whitehorsepress To complement his OPEN ACCESS co-authored article, ‘Elusive profits: understanding economic performance of local traders in the pastoral small ruminant value chain in Northern Kenya‘, in the latest issue of Nomadic Peoples (23.1, Spring 2019), Guyo Malicha Roba reflects here on pastoralists, their markets and how development strategies …

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THE GADAA SYSTEM OF THE OROMO PEOPLE

By Zelalem Tesfaye Sirna Definition The Gadaa system is an indigenous egalitarian democratic system practiced among the Oromo nation of East Africa for the last six hundred years. Among other structural elements of Gadaa system is its legislative body commonly known as Gadaa General Assembly. The assembly takes place under …

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CULTURAL REGIONAL DIPLOMACY: ISIOLO COUNTY WAS COMPLETELY LOCKED DOWN DURING HISTORIC VISIT OF THE BORANA KING ABA GADA H.E KURA JARSO

By Salad Malicha The atmosphere in Isiolo County was like no other when the Boran traditional King HE Kura Jarso made an impromptu meet the people tour on 5th December, 2018. It was a complete grid lock when normal business came to stand still owing to the presence of the 71st supreme Boran Oromo leader Kura Jarso. Historically, …

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THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME WABERA STREET IN NAIROBI AND WABERA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN ISIOLO

By Mervyn Maciel I shall never forget the first day I entered the D.C.’s office at Marsabit, on my posting there as District Clerk in 1949… The D.C (Mr. Gerald Bebb) was away on safari, and on entering the office, I immediately noticed a handsome young man coming towards me …

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