(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.
(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.
(OPride) – In recognition of Oromos growing importance to their community, mayors of Minnesota’s Twin Cities on Thursday proclaimed the week of June 29 to July 6, 2013 as “Oromo Week” in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
(OPride) – Oromo rights advocates and Ethiopian activists quarreled over Al Jazeera's decision to address the plight of Oromo people during its flagship social media show, The Stream earlier this week.