Oromian family reunited after 10 years apart

It was a day that was a decade in the waiting.
After 10 years apart, Wakwaya Seda was finally reunited with his wife and son Wednesday.
Seda and his family are from Ethiopia. The father was with a group of political refugees who fled to Canada.
Seda and his friends are Oromo, an oppressed ethnic group in Ethiopia. They spent seven years in asylum in Kenya before immigrating to Canada. It took another three years for his family to make the journey.
Last week, Seda got his own apartment in St. John’s. He wanted to have a home waiting for his wife and son, who arrived at St. John’s International Airport on Wednesday.
But for his friends, the wait continues.
Their families are still in Ethiopia, working their way through the lengthy immigration process.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/12/15/nl-reunion-ethiopia-1215.html

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