Blogs from Jimma, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, Africa - page 7


Africa » Ethiopia » Oromia Region » Jimma January 26th 2010

Internet is slow dial-up here in Ethiopia, so this blog will serve as a means of communication rather than me sending emails. Feel free to send emails though, I will read them, but I may give a short response or a response in this blog. The first several posts are retroactive; the time stamps are not accurate. ... read more

Africa » Ethiopia » Oromia Region » Jimma October 22nd 2007

Home of the famous Jimma University, Jimma is a bustling center of commercial and intellectual activity. Coffee and other crops roll through Jimma in transit to Addis and other areas of the country, causing the market to constantly hum with activity. At the beginning of October, students from all over the country flood into the city in preparation for the start of the semester. The Ethiopian government assigns students with a qualifying score to public universities around the country, causing every university town to become an Ethiopian melting pot during the semester where a diverse group of students bond together in the pursuit of an advanced degree. The pace of commerce and diversity of discussion cause Jimma to feel like a quaint version of Addis, missing only a herd of minibusses screaming through the streets ... read more

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