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#IstandwithJawarMohammed: Protests Oromia wide against Ethiopia’s government’s security forces attempts to assassinate Jawar Mohammed, prominent political analyst and director of the Oromia Media Network, independent media. October 24, 2019

Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.

Massive Protests held Oromia wide including in the state’s capital, Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) against Ethiopia’s government’s security forces attempts to assassinate Jawar Mohammed, a prominent political analyst and the director of the Oromia Media Network, independent media. #IstandwithJawarMohammed

‘A military force came to the residence of Oromo rights activist Jawar Mohammed in the middle of a night and asked his security details to leave their post. The security That suspected a foul play, replied to his commanders order “I will not leave my brother to the animals, if you force me, you have to kill me first” the conversation was captured in the video and shared on Facebook by Jawar himself. There is a lot to unpack here and lot will discussed in the coming days. Yet, the night raids that took many out of their house not to return back, like my dad, will never ever produce anything positive. I am glad he is ok for now and I pray that this will not lead to any blood shed like we witnessed in Amhara region that took the life’s of the president and army chief of staff. I am glad qerro arrived to protect the area but I ask them and the government to exercise restraint and independent body to investigate what happen. it seems this might make some happy but for some that can forecast what it intel, there is nothing good that come out of this derg era foolishness.’ Yadesa Bojia

Oromo youth shout slogans outside Jawar Mohammed's house, an Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo protest in Addis Ababa

At least 400 young men joined the protest at Jawar’s house in the capital Addis Ababa while some two dozen police officers stood nearby [Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]
According to Aljazeera Demonstrations spread to other cities in Oromia, the region that was the centre of protests that brought Abiy – the diverse country’s first Oromo leader – to power last year, residents told Reuters news agency.

In a Facebook post, Jawar said police had surrounded his house late on Tuesday and ordered his bodyguards to leave. He added that he did not know who had ordered the deployment of the security officers.

Addis Standard: Protests erupted in several cities and towns across Oromia regional state and various spots surrounding Addis Abeba after Jawar Mohammed, executive director Oromo Media Network (OMN) and prominent activist posted information in his Facebook page that his security detail were told “to pack their stuff and leave the compound quietly without alerting me.”
Jawar has been posting several messages throughout the night including an audio/video purportedly carrying a conversation between his security detail and a third person who Jawar said was a security official. In it, Jawar’s security can be heard saying they will not leave their post in the middle of the night without replacements.



1. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
2. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
3. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
4. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
5. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland.https://africa.cgtn.com/2019/10/25/ethiopia-activist-appeals-for-calm-after-16-killed-in-clashes/

6. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
7. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
8. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

እስከዛሬ በኦሮሞው መልካምነት የኖረችው ኢትዮጵያ ለወደፊት ልትጠፋ የምትችለውም የኦሮሞው ህዝብ ተቆጥቶ የተነሳ ቀን ብቻ ነው። የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ከምስራቅ አፍሪካም አልፎ ለዓለምም ስጦታ ነው።” ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ

9. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
10. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

ለሁሉም ግልጽ ሊሆን የሚገባ ሃቅ!
ኦሮሞ ባህር ዳር ወይም ጎንደር ሄዶ ማንንም ኣልነካም። በገዛ ቀዬው ኦሮምያ ውስጥ ሰላም እየተነሳ ያለው ግን መሰረታቸውን ሌላ ቦታ ባደረጉና ኦሮምያህን ካላፈረስናት ኦሮምያህን ካልነጠቅንህ በሚሉ ሃይሎች ነው። ይህንን እብሪተኛ ሃይል በቀዬው ላይ ለመመከት የሚያደርገውን እንቅስቃሴ የፈለግከውን ስም ስጥተህ ልታጠለሸው ኣትችልም። በኦሮምያ ምድር ላይ በኦሮሞ ንቀትና ጥላቻ ያበጡ ሁሉ ኣደብ ቢገዙና ብንከባበር ይበጃል። Yaya Beshir

11. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

“የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ትከሻው እጅግ ሰፊ የሆነ ሁሉን ቻይ ታጋሽ ህዝብ ነው። በተለይ ከምስራቅ አፍሪካም አልፎ በዓረብ አገራት እንኳን በክፋቱና በተንኮልኝነቱ የሚታወቅ “እባብ” ተብሎ የሚጠራን አማራ፥ እንደራሱ በጉያው አቅፎና ችሎ አብሮት መኖሩን ስታይ ይቺ ኢትዮጵያ የምትባል ሀገር እስካሁን ከዓለም ካርታ አለመጥፋት ምክንያቱ ይህ የዋህ፣ ቅንና መልካም ህዝብ እንደሆነ ትረዳለህ።

ኦሮሞ አይለምንም፣ ወደ አማራ አገርም አይሰደድም። የራሱን አሳልፎ ይሰጣል እንጂ የሰውን አይፈልግም። በተገላብጦሽ አማራ ይለምናል፣ ለልመናም ወደ ኦሮሚያ ክልል ይሄዳል፤ ወንድሙን ገድሎ የሚሸሸውም ወደዚያው ነው፤ ለጉልበት ሥራም እንደዚያው። በኦሮሚያ ውስጥ መፅሀፍ ገላጩ፣ ጠንቋይ ደብተራ፣ ሟርተኛ እነርሱ ናቸው።

እስከዛሬ በኦሮሞው መልካምነት የኖረችው ኢትዮጵያ ለወደፊት ልትጠፋ የምትችለውም የኦሮሞው ህዝብ ተቆጥቶ የተነሳ ቀን ብቻ ነው። የኦሮሞ ህዝብ ከምስራቅ አፍሪካም አልፎ ለዓለምም ስጦታ ነው።”

የኤርትራው ፕሬዝደንት ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ

12. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
13. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

Via Arfaase Gemeda

The Ethiopian government’s attempt to remove Jawar’s security at 2 am, is the straw that broke the camel’s back. The government’s refusal to solve national issues lead to this moment. When they assumed power, they focused on issues that appealed to the international community while neglecting the reality on the ground. Oromo people sacrificed EVERYTHING for real change. The current government’s biggest mistake was to ignore the demands protesters made during #OromoProtests.

Thousands of people were tortured, arrested and killed while fighting for basic human rights:

1) Security: Everyday this year we hear about arrests and killings of Oromos in Arsi, Hararge, Borana, Wallaga, Jimma, Shewa, Wallo and the rest of the regions in Oromia. Is this change?

2) Economic security: Millions of people, including high school and college graduates, are not able to find employment to better their lives. Is this change?

3) Afaan Oromoo as a federal language: The majority of the population are not able to receive services in their native language. Is this change?

4) Ownership of land: Oromos have been and continue to be kicked off their land so corporations and the wealthy can build and profit off it. Is this change?

These reasons and many more are why Oromos died and continue to die. So yes, the government can threaten Jawar, this is not the first or last time this happened to prominent Oromos. What they fail to realize is that the Oromo struggle is not about one individual, millions are ready and willing to sacrifice their lives for freedom.

“Injustice in anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”MLK

14. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
15. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

Prominent activist may challenge Ethiopian PM in 2020 election
Jawar Mohammed’s comments come as Oromia police commissioner says death toll in two days of protests stands at 67. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/prominent-activist-challenge-ethiopian-pm-2020-election-191025154446076.html

16. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

Deadly protests erupted in Ethiopia on Wednesday following claims that the government mistreated a prominent media activist, a sign that the nation’s prime minister may be losing support less than two weeks after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. https://www.foxnews.com/world/nobel-peace-price-ethiopia-prime-minister-protests

17. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

18. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
19. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019
20. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm amid protests that killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political heartland.

Addressing supporters at his house in Addis Ababa, Jawar said: “Open the blocked roads, clean the towns of barricades treat those injured during protests and reconcile with those you have quarrelled with.”

He struck a conciliatory tone toward government, saying it was “not the time to kill each other”, but warned supporters to stay alert. “Calm yourself,” he told the crowd, “but sleep with one eye open”. https://www.defenceweb.co.za/security/human-security/call-for-calm-after-ethiopia-killings/

21. OromianEconomist - October 25, 2019

Just two weeks ago, Ehtiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his sweeping reforms. Now he has to face the biggest challenge since he took office last year: At least 67 people have been killed this week in a nation-wide unrest triggered by tensions between security forces and the country’s most prominent activist: Jawar Mohammed. https://www.dw.com/en/deadly-unrest-reflects-ethiopias-discontent/a-50991625?maca=en-Facebook-sharing

22. OromianEconomist - October 26, 2019

“በ አክቲቪስት ጀዋር መሃመድ ላይ ሊወሰድ ነበር የተባለው እርምጃ አሁን በስልጣን ላይ ያለው መንግስት ስልጣኑን ለማጠናከር እንዲረዳው ተቀናቃኞች ለማፈን የተደረገ ተግባር ነው፡፡” ፕሮፌሰር ህዝቅኤል ጋቢሳ,
የፖለቲካ ተንታኝ

23. OromianEconomist - October 26, 2019
24. OromianEconomist - October 26, 2019
25. OromianEconomist - October 29, 2019

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