Ancient Oromian community upholds Gadaa traditions and leadership

(Advocacy4Oromia, 11 March 2017) This is special series on the Borana community in southern Oromia. Under a system of governance known as Gadaa, representatives from five royal lineages prepare for leadership. Each cycle lasts for eight years.

At the start of a new era eligible candidates are judged on physical fitness, wisdom and cultural knowledge. The election process which is done at night and in secret has given the Borana community a new leader.

CGTN’s Coletta Wanjohi shines a light on the newly elected leaders who seeks to defend the communities’ ancient tradition.

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