DROUGHT IN ETHIOPIA
The Borana tribe, part of Oromo people who make up around a third of the Ethiopian population, is suffering from drought for months. Cows are dying, meanwhile many people are complaining the lack of support from the government, thus generating massive uprisings, repressions and killing hundreds of protesters.
Borana live in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia with a population of 500,000. They are semi pastoralists. Their life depends on their livestock, which are their only wealth. Their cattle are used in sacrifices and also as dowry or to pay legal fines. For one year, there has been no rain and more than 15,000 cows have died in Ethiopia.
Photo shows: Here is Kura Jarso, the 71st Borana Oromo Abba gadaa and his councilors just elected in april 2017. He is educated and was studying statistics at Hawassa University. He is not supposed to be the chief: his brother should be the promised man, however he died in an accident and Kura has to play his brother's role in order to respect the tradition.
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