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Minneapolis College the first to offer Afaan Oromo in the U.S.

Read more...by Arijeta Lajka

(OPride) – The Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) will be the first college in the U.S. to offer an Afaan Oromo course this September, the instructor said.

Oromo journalist, Lalise Wodajo, reunited with family after 8 years

Read more...by Sinke Wesho

(OPride) – Jiitu Wakjira was only five years old when Ethiopian security forces took away her father, Dhabasa Wakjira, from their home in April 2004. Jiitu understood very little at the time, but remembers missing her father, whom she visited at Ethiopia's notorious Kaliti prison every weekend – for nearly three years.

A lonely Eid for one Borana woman in Chicago

Read more...by Kadiro A. Elemo

(OPride) – “I am a Muslim,” began Halima Qancaro, a distressed Borana woman now in her 70s, two days after she spent the Eid-ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan holed up, alone, at a nursing home in uptown Chicago.

Ethiopia: widespread arrests reported after Eid protests

Read more...(OPride) – Hundreds of Muslims were arrested, beaten, and tear-gassed on Thursday following nationwide Eid-al-Fitr protests in Ethiopia, Muslim rights activists said.

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