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Oromia at Federation Square: a celebration of Oromummaa

Read more...(OPride) –  On Dec. 21, 2014, more than 2,000  Oromo-Australians and friends of Oromo people floked to  Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, braving dank and steamy spa-like weather conditions for the 7th annual “Oromia at Federation Square.”

Because I am Oromo: a sweeping repression in Oromia, Ethiopia

Read more...(OPride) At least 5,000 Oromos have been illegally detained since 2011 based solely on the suspicion that they don’t support the Ethiopian government, Amnesty International said. Many of the victims are held without charge for months or even years and subjected to repeated torture, it said.

Ye Jamila Inat and other tales by Tesfaye Gebreab

Read more...Reviewed by Tigist Geme

(OPride) There are few authors more controversial than Tesfaye Gebreab among contemporary Amharic writers. He has authored nine books, including two in which he contributed chapters. His work on Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, has been met with equal part praise and condemnation.

Irreechaa 2014: Photos and videos from around the world

Read more...(OPride)  On Oct. 6, more than three million people from around Oromia, Ethiopia flocked to the town of Bishoftu for Oromo's premier Irreecha festival. In the Oromo country, Irreechaa marks the end of a dark rainy season and the beginning of blossom harvest at the dawn of spring (Birraa).

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