The history about Suri people

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 […]

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Call of Duty – S.A.R.O for better future

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

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