JAWAR LIVES IN A 42 MILLION BIRR MANSION, HAS SEVERAL SUVs, FLYS BUSINESS CLASS AND STAYS IN 5 STAR HOTELS
Where is the money coming from? OMN does not generate advertisement revenues. Running OMN in Amharic and Oromigna costs in millions.
The Ethiopia government needs to work with the US and European governments for potential money laundering and racketeering. The Egyptian media has often recommended to Egyptian officials to finance Oromo movements. In light of that we cannot rule out Jawar’s financial source may be Egypt. Potentially the money can be laundered through US and Europe.
Yesterday, a high-level Ethiopian government official (a general) stated on TV that the conflict has taken a religious dimension.
The potential division along religious line should concern both Muslims and Christians. Given the history of Ethiopian Muslims, it is hard to imagine it will cause a full blown religious conflict. However, considering the manifested recent divisions along Oromo ideological and regional lines, any conflict along religious line, no matter how small, can compound the problem.
One way of dealing with Jawar is starving the beast that is feeding his lavish lifestyle and financing his OMN empire and potentially even his Qeerroo following..