OSA Annual Conference

Dear members of the Oromo Community ?in ?DC, Maryland, and Virginia, The Oromo Studies Association (OSA) cordially invites all Oromos in the area to attend the 31st Annual OSA Conference in Washington DC,?July 28-30, 2017.?This year’s conference will be held at the prestigious George Washington University and the conference?will explore the Oromo gadaa heritage, knowledge, traditions and their contemporary significance.? ? OSA Annual Conference Time & Location: Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th?from?9:00 am – 6:00 pm   Registration Information: Members: $30 ? ?Non-Members: $45 ? ?Students: $25 You…

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Sad News: Obbo Edao Boru has passes away

The Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC (OCO) has learned that Oromia’s famous and highly respected historian, a man also known as a moving library, Obbo Edao Boru, passed away this week on July 18, 2017. Obbo Edao was known for his unparalleled memory of history of the Oromo and other peoples of the region, and millions will miss him. On behalf of the Oromo living in Washington DC Metropolitan area, the Oromo Community Organization of Washington DC would like to expresses its deep condolence to the family members and…

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How an AC Unit Works

1:??Compressor: The compressor is the heart of the system; it keeps the refrigerant flowing through the system at specific rates of flow, and at specific pressures. It takes refrigerant vapor in from the low pressure side of the circuit, and discharges it at a much higher pressure into the high side of the circuit. The rate of flow through the system will depend on the size of the unit, and the operating pressures will depend on the refrigerant being used and the desired evaporator temperature. 2: Condenser:?The red dots inside…

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Thoughts on the mass murder at Irreecha 2016

Note – This article was published on the Facebook page of Dr. Berhanemeskel Segni which was posted on October 3 2016, a day after more than 600 Oromo festivalgoers were murdered in cold blood at Hora Harsadi. Please note that the article is slightly formatted and supporting pictures have been included. There is no ambiguity that the Massacre at the 2016 Irreecha (Thanksgiving) Celebration in Bushoftu city where over 500 Oromo nationals are reportedly killed by the Ethiopian government forces was premeditated and preplanned! In a campaign of disinformation, whitewashing,…

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What is Oromumma?

Details Coming Soon: Oromummaa is one of the essential pieces that forms a common bond between the Oromo people besides their common history, culture and language. Thus one may ask what is Oromumma by itself means.  1. Oromumma is based on Gadaa Democracy:           2. Oromumma is the manifestation of the Oromo Culture its traditional dresses, its poetry and oral traditions:              

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