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Motuma Mekassa

Date of Birth: 30 July 1965

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Citadel falls but the war goes on

Advisors in the Prime Minister's Office still include a significant number of Oromos: former Ambassador to Washington Girma Birru macroeconomic advisor and former OLF spokesperson Lencho Bati former Minister of Defence Motuma Mekassa and Hailay Berhane Tesema on National Security...


Gold fever

Traditional elders Gennale Me'e and Jarso Boneyya told Africa Confidential they received newly appointed Defence Minister Motuma Mekassa near one of Al Amoudi's mines in the town of Shakiso Oromia on the first weekend of May...

Abiy tests the military

A strong OPDO minister Motuma Mekassa took over at the Defence Ministry from Siraj Fegessa who is from the southern wing of the EPRDF...

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