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DIPLOMACY|| Abba Gadaa, PM Abiy and Kenyan Leaders gathered for Regional Development, Peace and Unity.

By Team Whispers – Yaballo, Ethiopia Leaders converging at Yaballo in Ethiopia OROMOS from all over the world joined the Abbaa Gadaa (Borana Supreme Leader), the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali and leaders drawn from Tana River, Isiolo and Marsabit (TIM) Counties led by Marsabit Governor H.E Mohamud Ali …

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REVEALED:Why the Borana people of Kenya and Ethiopia name their children 2 or 3 years after birth

Borana Tribe Mother Carrying Her Baby, Yabelo, Ethiopia By THEODORA AIDOO | The naming ceremony of a new baby is one of the most important rites of passage in life. In traditional African society, the naming ceremony announces the birth of a newborn, introduces the child to his or her extended family …

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Statement of High Command of the Oromo Liberation army on current conflict between Borana and Gabra communities

Gabra and Borana communities are the subdivision of Oromo nation and brothers who live side by side for centuries. They live both in Oromia and Kenya. They speak the same language, which is Afaan Oromo. They own Geda System in common that they protected and preserved up to date. In …

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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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TRIBUTE: IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAATANI ALI TANDHU (1939-1992)

By Salad Malicha Major Gen. Jatani Ali was born in 1939 in Melbana location, Dirre district, Borana zone, Oromia region of Ethiopian empire by the mother, Karu Ali and the father, Ali Tandhu. He was admitted to Medane Alem primary school in Finfine (Addis Ababa) in the year 1952. Later he joined General Wingate secondary school after which he joined Abba Dina police training college there in the capital. After leaving the college, …

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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 POST DERG AND THE OLF FACTOR

By Guyo Dhenge Tache In a paper based on a research implemented in 1993 I have discussed how the collapse of the Somali State produced a wave of massive return of the 1978 refugees from Ethiopia, mixed with new refugees from Somalia. In 1991 and 1992 this led to an …

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THINKING ABOUT THIS EXPANSIVE REGION

By Abdulkadir-Noor Gumi Kuricha I urge my people every where they are. especially the 3.8 million Borana in all corner of the world that this is the time when genius may be found through efforts in helping and developing this community. time is opportune for us to change our face and shine …

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THE GREAT SACRIFICE BY BORANA IN THE OROMO LIBERATION STRUGGLE

By Salad Malicha The political emancipation of Oromo and the ignominious defeat of Tigrey/TPLF(Tigrey Patriotic Liberation Front) and their affiliates in Ethiopia is a culmination of many years struggle and sacrifice. Tens of thousands paid the ultimate sacrifice while many others were arrested, maimed or displaced throughout Oromiya. All Oromo …

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