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Little Oromia’s Oromo Week in Review

Read more...(OPride) – The Twin Cities, home to the “largest gathering of Oromo outside of Africa,” according to a report in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, hosted a plethora of summer events this week.

Ali Mohammed Birra: The Voice of an Era

Read more...by Mohammed Ademo

(OPride) – He has been described as a national icon, a pioneer, a legend, a hero, a doctor, and even the undisputed king of Oromo music. All of these, however, cannot begin to capture the influence his music has had on Oromo identity, culture, and politics. His work and life reflect his pride in, and devotion to, the empowerment of the Oromo people. His uplifting lyrics and eclectic style will continue to inspire for generations to come.

Obama 2.0 in Africa: It’s all business

Read more...by Arijeta Lajka

 

(OPride) – President Barack Obama’s second tour of Africa was overshadowed by the illness of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela’s condition deteriorated and became critical only days before Obama arrived in Dakar, Senegal on a three-nation tour.

Horn of Africa This Week

Read more...Barclays Bank to cut ties with Dahabshiil

Barclays Bank announced it would no longer be doing business with Dahabshiil, the Somali money Transfer Company based in Dubai, UAE.

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