Solar Eclipse of 2017. What, how and where?

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature?s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere?can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a?partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.   What is It? This celestial event…

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Children Festival and Cookout

To: All Oromo living in the Washington DC Metropolitan area Subject: Oromo Children Festival at the annual Oromo Community Organization Cookout day When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Where:?1620 E Randolph Rd, Colesville, MD 20904, Valley Mill Special Park Time: 11:00am ? 6:00pm It is that time of the year again, were we gather and celebrate our children. Teach and learn from them and seed the identity of Oromuma. This year?s Oromo Kids Festival is bound to provide an exciting day out for children and their families. There will be plenty…

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The Oromo People and Oromia – brief

Introduction The main purpose of this summary is to briefly introduce the Oromo people, their land, culture, civilization, history and the like. It is also to illustrate the experiences of the Oromo nation under Abyssinian colonial rule as well as the struggle they went through for liberation, democracy, economic and social justice. 1. Land The country of the Oromo is called Biyya-Oromo/Orom-biyyaa (Oromo country) or Oromia (also phonetically spelled as Oromiyaa). Biyyo in Oromo literally means soil. Consequently biyya Oromo means Oromo soil. Oromia is a name adopted by the Oromo Liberation Front to the…

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GADAA – Socio-Political & Economic Structure of Oromo People

All activities and life of each and every member of the Oromo was guided by an egalitarian socio- economic and political structure of the society called the Gada system. The Gada system is a class system that succeeds each other every eight years in assuming politico- military administration, economic management and other social activities. It was the central institution of the Oromo people that contains complex and extra-ordinary features. It was purely invented by the Oromo and it is one of the most remarkable political systems which was highly democratic…

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