Monthly Archives: December 2013

Kaayyoo Oromoo Women Group Presents Oromia

(A4O, 8 December 2013) Kaayyoo Oromo Women‘s Group held its end year cultural showcase and fundraiser at Flemington Community Centre.

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The group meets every two weeks from 10 till 12 on Wednesdays. The Kaayyoo Oromo Women’s Group is located at 12 Holand Court in Flemington, Victoria, Australia.

The group presents wonderful awareness raising program about Oromia as its clearly observed from the youtube video organised by Daandii Ragabaa production.

In addition to the meetings the group also offers the following services:
Family support advice
• Programs to help people learn to drive
• Housing and accommodation advice
General advice
• Employment advice
• Family activities, Children’s BBQs
The Kaayyoo Oromo Women’s Group was established in 2006 as a service for Oromo Women living in the Flemington area and the Oromo community in Australia.

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Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation announces its launching event

(A4O, 4 December 2013) Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation announces its launching event through its new website; the foundation also  announces the commencement date of  new Afaan Oromo radio program for  Oromias.

logoMWMF32According to the press release, the foundation will holds its lounching event on14th  December 2013from 3:00Pm-8:00Pm @ 1610 Columbia Rd. NW Washington, D.C. 20009

The Foundation states that on January 1, 2014, the Oromo Voice Radio (OVR) will commence broadcasting to Oromia at the frequency of 17850 KHz in the 16 meter band.

The new, independent broadcast will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The broadcast service will be provided in two languages: Afaan Oromo (Oromo language) and English.

The OVR broadcast will include, not limited to, the  following major segments: news, news analysis, guest interviews, documentary, and cultural shows. In its English broadcast, OVR will reach out to Oromo neighbors for the purpose of exploring and identifying areas of common interests and common strategies, which are relevant to the survival of the peoples in the Horn of Africa during the 21st Century.

The Oromo Voice media website (www.oromovoice.org) will operate and function as the twin media outlet of this new critical and ambitious out each to the Oromo nation and its neighbors. The Oromo Voice website, in addition to posting all the contents of the Oromo Voice Radio broadcast, will post other relevant educational materials -in that sense, the website will have more expanded educational services.

OVR and Oromo Voice website are owned and operated by the Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation (MWMF), which was established in October 2013 by a collection of concerned community leaders, human rights activists, feminists, attorneys, journalists and intellectuals.

MWMF is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, incorporated and registered in Washington, D. C., USA. It is operated by the board of directors and the administrative staff under the direction of the Executive Director.

The MWMF media outlets are run by experienced journalists. It is a membership based organization, which solicits the support and participation of all interested and committed Oromo and all persons of good will who have the desire to empower the Oromo and its neighbors so that that they can face the 21st Century in their own terms.

How can you support the new Oromo Voice media outlets?

You can support this new, important initiative in three major ways: First, we wish to invite you to listen to the Oromo voice Radio broadcast. You can also visit our website, http://oromovoice.org on a regular basis. Second, you can give us donations for seed money so that we can get this new media program of the ground. Third, you can become a member and support the success of this new media initiative on a sustained basis.

For further information about the Oromo voice media outlets and the MWMF, please visit our website: http://oromovoice.org.