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Toltu Tufa is OPride's Oromo Person of 2013

Read more...(OPride) – For revitalizing Oromo language learning, for revolutionizing Oromo storytelling and inspiring others to look within themselves for "bold new ways" of telling their story, for awakening the Oromo Diaspora to rally behind Afaan Publications, for being the Oromo story of 2013, Toltu Tufa is OPride's Oromo Person of the Year.

Boycott Bedele campaign catches fire on social media

Read more...(OPride) – A hyperactive social media campaign to boycott Bedele Brewery’s exclusive sponsorship of controversial Ethiopian singer Tewodros Kassahun has garnered more than 13,000 supporters in less than 24 hours.

EAMRF: mass eye surgery campaign in Nejo and Gimbi a success

Read more...(OPride) – Tamiru Banti’s father walked six and a half hours to get to Nejo Hospital so that his son can be seen by a volunteer eye doctor from California.

The dark side of Teddy Afro's fame and fortune

Read more...by Tigist Geme

(OPride) – Ethiopia’s pop star Tewodros Kassahun, better known as Teddy Afro, is once again back in the limelight. Teddy made headlines last week with a comment published in the local Amharic magazine, Enqu, in which he condoned Menelik's greater Abyssinian campaign in southern Ethiopia as a holy war. Despite this disturbing statement and Teddy’s controversial past, local subsidaries for two multinational corporations – Heineken NV and Coca Cola Company – have recently signed Teddy to promote their products.

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