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Ethiopia's Oromos celebrate thanksgiving in the capital

Ethiopia’s Oromos celebrate thanksgiving in the capital
Huge crowds turned out in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa as it hosted for the first time in more than a century the annual Irreecha thanksgiving festival of the Oromo, the country’s largest ethnic group. We speak to a prominent Oromo political figure about its significance.

Also in the programme: The British Foreign Secretary has asked the United States to reconsider its decision to let an American diplomat’s wife leave the country after she was involved in a fatal accident with a motorcyclist; and Hong Kong was partially shut down today for the first time since the anti-government protests began four months ago.

(Picture: People from community of Oromo celebrating Irreecha in Addis Ababa. Credit:YONAS TADESSE/AFP)

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