The Role of Customary Conflict Resolution Mechanisms Among the Oromo: In Case of Dawo District of South West Shewa Zone


The Role of Customary Conflict Resolution Mechanisms Among the Oromo: In Case of Dawo District of South West Shewa Zone


Kebede Lemu Bekelcha1, Aregash Eticha Sefera2

1 Lecturer at Bule Hora University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Social Anthropology Department, Bule Hora, Ethiopia. 2 Lecturer at Bule Hora University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Social Anthropology, Bule Hora, Ethiopia.


This study deals with the role of customary conflict resolution mechanisms in Oromia region with particular emphasis on Dawo district of south west shewa zone. Hence, the (i) purpose of this study was to examine and explore the significance of customary conflict resolution mechanisms in anthropological perspectives in the study area. The (ii) intent of the study was to identify the types of customary conflict resolution mechanisms and cause of conflict in Dawo district. The (iii) purpose of the study was to describe the structure and procedure as well as advantage and disadvantages of customary conflict resolution mechanisms. Finally, the purpose of this study was to provide information to understanding about the study area. To achieve this objective, both primary and secondary data was used. This study applied qualitative data. The data used in this study were generated from one- one interview, focus group discussion, case study and document analysis. In anthropological studies, analysis is an instrument to extract meanings from the information obtained during the field work. In such a manner, data were presented in a qualitative type. By using this methods, the study revealed that conflict in this research area emanate from land issues, theft and competition over resources.


Keywords: Conflict, Customary, Dawo, Conflict resolution


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Kebede Lemu Bekelcha, Aregash Eticha Sefera.The Role of Customary Conflict Resolution Mechanisms Among the Oromo: In Case of Dawo District of South West Shewa Zone. Global Journal of Religions, 2019,1:2


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