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Oromia-Ethiopia’s Tikkii Galaanaa Sets Olympic Record in Women’s Marathon

Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women’s Marathon at The Mall on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Aug 5, 2012, LONDON (New York Times) — Surging into the lead in the last mile and a half and running the second half of the race more than three minutes faster than the first, Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia won the women’s Olympic marathon on Sunday in 2 hours 23 minutes 7 seconds, a record for the Summer Games. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 05/08/2012 at 9:11 am

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Tirunesh Dibaba and Tariku Bekele Of Oromia

Oromo Singer Saliha Sami | Aug 5, 2012

Dreaded Dibaba set for women 5000m. Watch Dibaba again on Aug 10, 2012 at 20.05 London times

LONDON, Kenya, August 5 – The news Kenya’s women 5000m runners have been dreading was confirmed when Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia stated her intent to compete in the distance when the first round of the event gets underway on Tuesday.

Tirunesh who scorched double world champion, Vivian Cheruiyot and Sally Kipyego in the women 10000m final to retain her title in Beijing will be attempting to hold on her 12 and a half-lap crown and make further history in London.

“I’m very happy, this is my third gold,” Tirunesh told on Friday night after winning the 10,000 in 30:20.75 seconds ahead of Kenyans Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot. “I’m ready to run the 5000; the decision is the federation’s.”

The Ethiopian athletic federation needed little persuasion. “She will run, 100 percent,” said the organisation’s technical director, Dube Jilo. Read more…

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Tesfaye Gebreab: The man who created the first Oromo main character in the history of the vast Amharic literature

by Hunde Dhugassa  | Aug 5, 2012

Author Tesfaye Gebreab

Many individuals, journalists, politicians, historians, academicians and leaders; from Ethiopia, neighbouring countries and from different corners of the world have written about the Oromo. This includes its history, politics, ability, value and nature. The time, objective, nature and fact differ from person to person. The objective of this brief note is not to give analysis on the subject matter but rather to summarize an hour presentation of one of the most famous and controversial writer on the issue of the Oromo.

Any ordinary Oromo from Ethiopia can without difficulty name two important non Oromo authors from its neighbours, having a positive contribution on the history and visibility of the Oromo nation: Professor Asmerom Legesse and Tesfaye Gebreab. Both are Eritrean by birth, but hardly know the effort of one another until recently. The work of Professor Asmerom started almost half a century ago in the Borana region of Oromiya, while that of Tesfaye started after the fall of the Derg military junta. It is by chance that the professor started the most celebrated research on Gadaa Democracy of the Oromo people, but Tesfaye’s historical and artistic contribution has grown up in and with him in the beautiful city of Bishoftu. Read more…

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