Africa’s Top-Secret Ceremony
Meet the Karrayyu, a pastoralist tribe within the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest. While many Oromos have left behind traditions of the past under the force of globalization, the Karrayyu have managed to maintain their customs which date back centuries. Their lives are governed by a complex socio-political system known as “Gadaa”. The parties go through a cycle of five eight-year grades, each requiring new responsibilities.