Wakeffanna Assembly disheartened by Minister’s depiction of Oromo religion and culture

The following is a statement from Wakeffanna Oromo Assembly; find here the statement in: Afaan Oromoo and Amharic. —– Press Release Date: June 6, 2017 Subject: Video channeled through youtube by Presence Tv Channel on May 30, 2017 by Prophet Suraphel Demissie Wakeffanna Oromo Assembly is shocked to discover a disturbing video aimed at denigrating […]

Irreechaa Arfaasaa: Oromo Festival of Good Spirit – celebrated in Australia

Editor’s Note: Traditionally, Oromos hold two seasonal Irreecha festivals: 1) one is held at the end of September (or beginning of October) at the start of the sunny season and the end of the rainy season (i.e. during the harvest season, thus it’s called ‘Thanksgiving’ festival). This seasonal Irreecha is most known to Oromos and […]

Oromo Festival of Good Spirit (Irreecha Arfaasaa) celebrated @ Bule Hora University/Oromia

Editor’s Note: Traditionally, Oromos hold two seasonal Irreecha festivals: 1) one is held at the end of September (or beginning of October) at the start of the sunny season and the end of the rainy season (i.e. during the harvest season, thus it’s called ‘Thanksgiving’ festival). This seasonal Irreecha is most known to Oromos and […]

In solidarity with and in support of STN’s “DAANDII BOSONTUU” TV Show

The following is a call in solidarity with and in support of STN’s “DAANDII BOSONTUU” TV Show. To contribute to this noble cause, click here (GoFundMe.com). —- Let’s show our solidarity and support to Daandii Bosontuu. The wider Oromo presence on media in the Horn of Africa makes the Oromo people more active on all […]

Ibsaa Guutama:- Reliving Gadaa | Democrasii Gadaan Deebi’anii Jiraachuu

Reliving Gadaa Democracy (Yaada hojii seeraa fi hoodaa masakuuf hayyootaan gabbifamuu dandahu) By Ibsaa Guutama* Introduction The Oromo had the Gadaa constitution for the protection of civil rights and liberties when other civilizations were still fighting for them. The Oromo Gadaa political history, culture and language started to wane after the occupation, and lost the […]

Kenya-based STN’s Dandii BOSONTU TV program discusses the Oromo Gadaa civilization

(In case the above embedded video doesn’t work, here’s the direct link to the video: https://www.facebook.com/StnKenyaTv/videos/228927747544962/)

Oromo’s Gadaa, Siiqqee, Irreecha recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage

On November 30, 2016, UNESCO announced that the Oromo civilization known as the Gadaa System (which is the overall Oromo’s interconnected socio-political institutions of nationhood, including its Gadaa governing institution, the Siiqqee institution of women’s equality, and the Irreecha Oromo festival of cultural and religious significance, among other components of the Gadaa System) was inscribed […]

2nd Annual Oromo Youth Cultural Show in Toronto (Dec. 30, 2016)

To Oromos in and out/ around of Ontario and New York, The Oromo Youth Association of Ontario (OYA Ontario) and Oromo Youth Association of New York (OYA NY), extend our invitation to attend our upcoming Oromo cultural show, A Night in Oromiya, on the 30th of December of 2016. The event will be held at […]

Video Clips: how Irreecha Arfaasaa (‘Oromo Festival of Good Spirit’) is being celebrated in Oromia

Editor’s Note: Traditionally, Oromos hold two seasonal Irreecha festivals: 1) one is held at the end of September (or beginning of October) at the start of the sunny season and the end of the rainy season (i.e. during the harvest season, thus it’s called ‘Thanksgiving’ festival). This seasonal Irreecha is most known to Oromos and […]

Irreecha Continued Coverage | Malkaa Soor (Iluu Abbaa Booraa) | Nov. 29, 2015

Qeerroo – Godina Iluu Abbaa Booraa Magaalaa Mattuu | Sadaasa 29, 2015: Irreessa Mattuu fi Sochii Qeerroo Bilisummaa Oromoo Gaafa Sadaasa 29, 2015: Jiraattota Iluu Abbaa Booraa Magaalaa Mattuu fi Oromiyaa Biratti Irreessi Birraa Malkaa Sootii Guyyaa Boruu Kabajamuuf Jira Sadaasa 29, 2015 | Gabaasa Qeerroo Mattuu Oromoon Kaabaa biyyattiitii dhiibamee as deebi’e gabaroon oromduroo […]