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Refreshing African Proverbs

Top 20 African Proverbs and their meaning. Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet. Meaning: Don’t jump into any situation without thinking about it first. The strength of the crocodile is in the water. Meaning: You are stronger in your environment than anywhere else Knowledge …

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How Borana community uses traditional ways to predict weather

By Jacob Walter– Courtesy of the “Nation Media Group” The Borana, like many other pastoralist communities, have gone through a significant number of drought cycles that negatively impacted their lives and livelihoods. Due to the severe droughts, the community has over the years developed various mitigation and coping strategies. The …

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Not Yet Kenyan | Al Jazeera Correspondent

Film by Mohammed Adow (Courtesy Al Jazeera) Kenya’s ethnic Somalis have faced massacres and systematic intimidation, but can they now survive al-Shabab? Kenya’s North Eastern Province, the country’s third-largest region, borders Somalia and is exclusively inhabited by ethnic Somalis. Following Kenya’s independence 50 years ago, it emerged as a distinctive …

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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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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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