This time, the honor belongs to the Mursi! Congratulations to Mr. Evgeny Pechenin and our Mursi brothers & sisters. (REPOST from Evgeny Pechenin@Facebook – JUNE 1, 2019) “Долгожданный результат международного фотоконкурса 35PhotoAwards. В итоге получен сертификат о том, что одна из моих фоторабот, а именно “Девочка из племени Мурси под проливным дождём” (см. фото ниже), войдёт в каталог фотографий по […]
by Bardula Uya – 1 JUNE 2019 The early years of the twentieth century, the Suri never belonged to any overarching state structure—neither colonial nor indigenous. Their area of Shulugui and the Tirma range was penetrated by the imperial troops of the Ethiopian emperor Menilek II (r. 1889-1913) in 1897. The region was formally incorporated into Ethiopia, but the Suri were not really conquered, in the sense of being brought under political and administrative control. They were able to maintain their relatively autonomous way of life in this frontier area between the Ethiopian Empire and the British-controlled territories of Kenya and Sudan.The activities of soldier forces, northern traders, and hunters and adventurers in the new encampment villages such as Maji, Bero, and Jeba led to frequent raiding of the native groups, including the Suri, for cattle and slaves. The Suri, however, suffered less from massive slave-raiding than the “Gimira” or “Dizi” peoples, who were also made subservient as a kind of serf class. Few European travelers visited the Suri—the first were probably the British consuls in Maji, among them A. Hodson. Italians entered Suri territory in 1932; they established three posts—two on the border mountains of Shulugui and Tamudir and one in Zilmamo, near the Bale area. These small settlements of soldiers only endured for about three years. Compared with the relations between northern Ethiopian settlers and Suri, relations between Italians and Suri were less tense and violent. There was […]
We invited Suri Association for Research & Optimization S.A.R.O The Suri association for research optimization (S.A.R.O) is Non -partisanand Non -governmental NGO formed by SURI intellectuals in order to build the capacity of the minority communities starting from SURI and the rest of citizens in ETHIOPIA. S.A.R.O is organization that is committed to create an environment that will ensure the realization of our people needs, talents and abilities,strength, resources and opportunities for the communities’ empowerment and sustainable development. We are motivated to set up and organized body to provide capacity building of the communities through community development initiatives skills and self-help groups, women group and youth initiativesin the rural areas of Ethiopia. S.A.R.O is committed to working hard towards attainment of food secure society through food production within and amongs tour communities. Acknowledging that our participation through unified, single organization and realizing the needs of our societies can be achieved and realized through the formation of an organization Found By : Barkaman Geleway
by Bartamu Moralombow in Juba, SOUTH SUDAN – 31 MAY 2019 The Suri Kachipo B community we are hoping for Good harvest in Mewun sub County in June. In the middle of June there will not be food insecurity. All photos by Bartamu Moralombow Keep Fighting to End Hunger
We, The Suri people are on the Award list again… This time Biljana Jurukovski’s “My Tribal Muses -The Avant Garde of The Tribal World” received Bronze Medal on the Moscow International Foto Awards 2019. Congratulations to Biljana Jurukovski and Suri community! [REPOST from MIFA] Prizes Bronze in People/Portrait Photographer Biljana Jurukovski My Tribal Muses’ series is a collection of intimate portraits of the beautiful Surma tribal girls. They were intentionally photographed against black backdrop, so the focus can be on the beauty and artistic skills. Surma tribe reside on the border between Ethiopia and South Sudan and one can claim that Surma are one of the most iconic tribes in Ethiopia. They still remain isolated, untouched by foreigners due to the location, lack of amenities and due to tribal conflicts. What makes them so iconic it is their imagination and artistic skills when it comes to beautification and decorating. Biljana Jurukovski (42) is a Macedonian Australian Award Winning Photographer who has always been inspired and amazed by the diverse and beautiful expressions of different cultures. Biljana’s art is a culmination of her passion, love, and respect for other cultures and traditions; her art depicts a graceful world where strength and pride are engraved on the faces of the people photographed. Biljana considers herself an explorer and adventurer with a great passion for photography. Biljana sees photography as a medium for communication between people… All photos by Biljana Jurukovsk We are […]
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Ka’el ceremony ( the holiday of fat men ) and New year of Bodi tribe, on this year they celebrate from June 8 until June 15 . Join us to celebrate this great festival. PHOTOS BY ERIC LAFFORGUE For more information about Bodi tribe and about ka’el ceremony read down👇 Bodi tribe has a small population compering to the Omo valley tribes and they reside near the Omo river, occupying about 1900 sq.km.They are bordered by the Mursi tribe as well. Both tribes though similar in several cultural patterns, clash from time to time. As a tribe, they are a group of people who are largely dependant on their livestock. They are also core agriculturalist who are involved in the growing of sorghum, maize and coffee, along the banks of Omo river. “Ka’el” which means “the holiday of the fat men”. In their traditional calendar, the year starts in June. And in celebration of the new year, the Ka’el tradition is observed. The ceremony measures the body fat of the male contestant and rewards the winner with no more than fame and adulation of the people (similar ceremony can be also seen in Dinka tribe of South Sudan). Prior to the new year competition, each of the 14 clans of the Bodi tribe is expected to produce a male contestant who is unmarried. For 6 months, these unmarried men take one of the weirdest steps in fattening up. They feed […]
🌍Happy Africa Day!🌍 On this day in 1963, 32 countries gathered in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia🇪🇹 and formed the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union). 23 additional countries have since joined. Let’s celebrating our unity, diversity and the incredible things that can be achieved when we are together.