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(ˈhɑːrə) or


(Placename) a city in E Ethiopia: former capital of the Muslim state of Adal. Pop: 96 000 (2005 est)


or Har•rar

(ˈhɑr ər)

a city in E Ethiopia. 122,932.
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Elms celebrates the Ethiopian Christmas in January then visits Harar, home to the amazing Hyena Men.
Braukamper, Ulrich 1983 "Notes on the Islamicization and the Muslim Shrines of the Harar Plateau.
I remember her going to a meeting with an adult women's literacy group in Zimbabwe and Harar that met at the school of social work at the University of Zimbabwe there in Harar.
He continued, "In addition to supporting and building homes, we and our partners at the orphanage have managed to arrange the release of over 30 children from prison, aged from infancy to 15 years old, providing them with housing, food, medical care in Addis Ababa, Jimma and Harar, Ethiopia.
Regions of Operation: Amhara, Dire Dawa, Harar, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray
From the famed southern coffee regions of Sidamo and Yirgacheffe to the easternmost coffee zone of Harar, all reports are of bigger crops and better beans.
The verdict comes two weeks after Ethiopia's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) announced the arrest of 15 people alleged to be members of Somalia's al-Shabab The intelligence agency then said the suspected militants were trained by al-Shabab militants in neighboring Somalia and Kenya and they were plotting terrorist attacks in Ethiopia's Somali and Harar Regional States.
To the east, close to the nearest airport at Dire Dawa (which, incidently, is also served by the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway, the only rail route in Ethiopia) is the ancient, walled Muslim city of Harar, home to 90 mosques and holy shrines and considered the fourth most sacred centre in the Islamic world after Mecca, the Medina and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
The author would also like to thank the retailers, wholesalers and exporters in Dire Dawa and Harar towns, Ethiopia for their cooperation and assistance in obtaining data in this field.
The novel moves between the walled Muslim city of Harar in the last years of Haile Selassie's empire and Margaret Thatcher's Britain ten years later, where a community of Muslims from this part of Africa are struggling to create new lives for themselves in exile.
We are then transported back to Ethiopia in 1970, where Lilly makes her home in a dirt compound in the city of Harar.