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My Memories of Ireecha, 2016

By Johnsay M Feyisa I grew up in Bishoftu, the beautiful small town located some 40 kilometres southeast of the capital, Finfinne (Addis Ababa). Her evergreen forest, breath-taking mountains, moderate weather, and seven—yes, seven! — volcanic lakes make Bishoftu one of the best places to live in Oromia. To us …

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Ethiopia’s Oromo Celebrate Tense Ireecha Festival amid Tight Security 

BISHOFTU – Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the authorities said they had seized weapons and foiled attacks in previous days. Irreecha (also called Irreessa or Dhibaayyuu), is thanksgiving holiday of the Oromo …

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Insights On Acrimonious Rules in Marsabit From Colonial Times To Date

By Gufu Jattani One may vehemently deny that the Borana and colonial government dwelt in a somewhat passive sour relationship for years, but the mere fact that the Borana outstandingly resisted colonial rule, downplayed its ideologies and made in vain do-or-die attempt to flash them out, makes the denial hollow. …

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Sakuye community: A rich heritage blending tradition and mystique

By Jacob Walter Marsabit County is home to so many bizarre, wonderful, unique cultural traditions, sacred practices and sites. It is also home to plenty of spectacular shrines and traditional worship places, plenty of peculiar, and eclectic sacred hubs and soil. The Sakuye community in Marsabit, like many other African …

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41 Gumi Gayo: Amendment and Declaration of Law

The Gada system is an indigenous egalitarian democratic system practised among the Borana-Oromo nation of East Africa for the last six hundred years. Among other structural elements of Gada system is its legislative body commonly known as Gada General Assembly (Gumi Gayo). The assembly takes place under a sycamore tree …

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Spectacular Personality: Dr. Abdullahi Shongolo

Dr. Abdullahi Shongolo, HSC, is a retired Assistant Director of Education. He has worked as a Research Fellow for Goteborg University, Sweden, Department of Social Anthropology for three years ( 2001-2003). He is extremely and humble down person. He has contributed five well-researched papers published in the University journal. He …

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Joe Kibe elected chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons of Murang’a

Joe G. Kibe is the new chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons of Murang’a after he was unanimously elected by council members on July 16, at a meeting held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. Mr. Kibe, a financial and governance expert replaces Dr. Charles Rubia who passed on …

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Isiolo teacher who died of Covid-19 got infected in Kajiado

When President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the economy early this month, Kenyans were happy that they would travel across the country without restrictions but little did they know the more they will be exposed to the deadly Coronavirus. While the country continues to record big numbers of those infected with the …

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How Northern Frontier District was carved out

During the Middle Ages, Kismayo and the surrounding area known as Jubaland were part of the Ajuran Empire, a Somali sultanate that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa and dominated trade in the Indian Ocean. The Ajuran Empire had a strong, centralised administration and aggressive military strategy, …

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BORANA-OROMO LIBERATION SONG 2018

The Borana-Oromo believed that concerted solidarity and cooperation among their oppressed peoples led by Zenawi’s dictatorial regime was essential for realization of their common objectives of liberation as sang by legendary Galagalo Giro –(Onne Malle)

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