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Jawar Mohammed

Date of Birth: 12 May 1986
Place of Birth: Dhumuga, Arsi Province


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War casts shadow over Abiy's election plan

Oromo tensionsAfter Abiy set up the PP in December 2019 moving from support for a federal structure to a more unitary government his relations with leading Oromo political figures including Jawar Mohammed the owner of the influential Oromo Media Network that helped bring Abiy to power deteriorated...

After the killing of the popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa in June 2020 Abiy used the chaos to arrest the region's leaders such as Jawar Mohammed Bekele Garba and Hamza Borena from the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC); and Gemechu Ayana Michael Boran and Dawud Ibsa under house arrest since April this year from the OLF...

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Stirring the regional pot

The elections are vital for Abiy's project of establishing his Prosperity Party nationwide and to deal with the fall-out from a hunger-strike by leading Oromo opposition figures in detention including Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba...


Citadel falls but the war goes on

Abiy detained many of his Oromo critics including opposition leaders Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba and placed former Defence Minister Lemma Megersa under house arrest earlier in the year (AC Vol 61 No 2 Regime reality check)...

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Regions take on the centre

The federal and Oromia governments then conducted mass arrests including influential politicians such as former activist Jawar Mohammed who were criticising Abiy's leadership and Oromo journalists who published damning reports (AC Vol 61 No 15 Oromia cracks open again)...

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Oromia cracks open again

Hachalu was speaking on the Oromia Media Network founded by activist Jawar Mohammed (AC Vol 60 No 22 Prize fight)...


New party, old tactics

After local opposition groups held mass rallies strengthened by the presence of influential activists such as Jawar Mohammed and moved towards forming an alliance officials loyal to Abiy's new Prosperity Party (PP) started erecting obstacles in the manner of its predecessor the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)...


Regime reality check

The PP is formally committed to multinational federalism but that is not how opponents such as the Oromo powerbroker Jawar Mohammed see it...


Prize fight

Oromo activist Jawar Mohammed who runs the powerful Oromia Media Network also slammed the merger which he thinks could undo the Oromo struggle for autonomy and reduce groups' bargaining power at the centre...

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Rallies shatter fragile peace

Now Ginbot 7 can rally Addis Ababans and other city-dwellers by highlighting the threat to the city from youth directed by hard-line Oromo activists such as Jawar Mohammed and Tsegaye Ararsa...


Rifts in the regions

While online activists such as Minnesota-based Jawar Mohammed were regarded as being influential in stoking those events the latest round of demonstrations appear to have been organised without as much diaspora influence...


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