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Voices: Traveling to Africa? Think twice about using the word ‘tribe’ By McKenzie Powell, Ohio University

Please do not call the Oromo people (the Oromians) a tribe and by extension all African  nations and nationalities:

You know Why?

Read the following: What Achebe wrote referring to his Igbo people is equally applicable to the Oromo. 1,237 more words

African Studies

Origins of the working class in New Zealand

The modern proletariat is a propertyless class. Evicted from the land, dispossessed of the means of life, the proletarians are thereby compelled, under threat of starvation, to sell their labour-power to the owners of the means of production, the capitalists, in return for a wage. 5,162 more words

Class Struggle

The many claimants to the political legacy of Thomas Sankara

(Last in a series based on a visit to West Africa in December and January)
At various locations in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, there are monuments to the achievements of the Burkinabè revolution of 1983-87, led by Thomas Sankara, which mobilised the workers and peasants of that country to tackle the problems of economic backwardness and imperialist domination. 2,235 more words

Class Struggle

When will the peoples of #Africa get the right to self determination?

So, then, how was Africa decolonized, if the UN knew what it meant by self-determination, but it did not know what is a people? What happened is that the UN did not look at peoples, but instead looked at what it called Non-Self-Governing Territories, accepting the territorial boundaries as they were at the time – essentially, the colonial boundaries.

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African Studies

Historical and Contemporary Relations between Europe and the Oromo

Oromo Studies Association’s (OSA’s) Midyear 2015 Conference in Munich, Germany (March 28-29)

The theme of the Conference: “Historical and Contemporary Relations between Europe and the Oromo… 13 more words

African Studies

OMN: Qophii Addaa (Shamarree Sirkannaan Ahmad) – Seenaa Gaara Suufii

Sirkannaan Ahmed tells what happened in Gaara suufii,
the killing mountain, Ethiopia’s tyranny against Oromo people

African Studies