taxi: what language are you speaking?
global soul: Arabic
taxi: where are you from?
global soul: Bahrain, you?
global soul: Oromio? Where is it located?
taxi: Northeast Africa.
global soul: hmmm, interesting.
taxi: you've never heard of Oromia?
global soul: nope! is it an indepdent country?
taxi: yes yes…
global soul: what’s the capital city?
global soul: and what language do you speak?
global soul: okay! I’ll search for it tonight..
Taxi: yeah… go to Oromia Online…
global soul: okay, thank you
Taxi: thank you bye
--- exiting the cab ---
friend: this guy is making his country up… I’ve never heard of Oromia…
global soul: oromia is probably the “Kurdistan of Africa”…
--- back home, checked oromia online, and the following info appeared:
Area: 600,000 sq.km approx.
Capital: Finfinnee (also called Addis Ababa)
Population: 30 million (1995 estimate)
Language: Oromo, also called Afan Oromo or Oromiffa
Economy: Mainly agriculture (coffee, several crops, spices, vegetables) and Animal Husbandry; Mining industry; Tourism trade; Medium and small-scale industries (textiles, refineries, meat packaging, etc)
Religion: Waaqqefata (the traditional belief in Waaqa or God), Islam, and Christian (Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant)
“The Oromo make up a significant portion of the population occupying the Horn of Africa. In the Ethiopian Empire alone, Oromo constitute about 30 million of the 55 million inhabitants of the Ethiopian Empire. In fact, Oromo is one of the most numerous nations in Africa which enjoys a homogeneous culture and shares a common language, history and descent and once shared common political, religious and legal institutions. During their long history, the Oromo developed their own cultural, social and political system known as the Gadaa system. It is a uniquely democratic political and social institution that governed the life of every individual in the society from birth to death.”
Read further and you’ll learn about the Ethiopian aggression against the Oromo people and their struggle for independence
Serious violations of human rights are occuring in Oromia and barely anyone knows about it.... same thing happened in Rawanda...and is happening in many other places around the world but no one intervenes until it's probably too late at which time it also becomes worthy of media coverage.