How An Exiled Activist In Minnesota Helped Spur Big Political Changes In Ethiopia
Oduu Haaraya

How An Exiled Activist In Minnesota Helped Spur Big Political Changes In Ethiopia

In person, Jawar Mohammed is quieter, smaller than the big persona he has built online.

To see him, you arrive at what looks like an old embassy residence in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. It’s hulking and white, multiple stories, surrounded by tall walls. You’re frisked by plainclothes security officials and then guided through a series of empty rooms, one covered in Oriental rugs. Finally, you reach his small office, where he is sipping tea, monitoring his phones and keeping up with the latest political action on his laptop. Read here

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