Dawud Ibsa Ayana
Dawud was born in Abuna village, Horro Guduru District in Welega. He attended Haile Selassie I University in 1970-1971, where he participated in the student movement against Haile Selassie; there he joined the Association of Oromo University Students. During 1974-1976 he participated in the Zemecha campaign. In 1977, Dawud was elected to the OLF Central Committee. From October 1977 to December 1979, he was imprisoned by the Derg. He returned to Addis Ababa University during the 1979-1980 academic year. Before finishing his studies (statistics), Dawud fled to Sudan in 1980 and joined an OLF unit operating from that country. A few months later, he received basic military training in Eritrea. In April 1981, Dawud commanded the OLF unit that started the armed struggle in Welega Province.
In December 1981, the Derg poisoned and then tortured him for several months. From August 1982 to December 1986, he was jailed at Kerchele prison without charge. Dawud escaped and rejoined the OLF. In 1988 he was re-elected to the OLF’s Central Committee and the Executive Committee, and until 1991 headed the OLF’s military department. In 1998, he was re-elected to the OLF’s Executive committee and in 1999 became the OLF’s chairman. Dawud told Les nouvelles d’Addis on 29 March 2006 that he was confident that the OLF will form the next government in Ethiopia, a speech which motivated many nationalist Oromo diasporas.
The following links are very important sources – Speeches and Interviews
Ibsa Hayyuu Duree ABO
- Haasaa HD ABO Jaal Daawud Ibsaan Ebla 15 2014 WBO f Taasisan
- Haasaa HD ABO Jaal Daawud Ibsaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Ebla 15,2013 Kutaa Xumura
- Haasaa HD ABO Jaal Daawud Ibsaa Guyyaa Gootota Oromoo Ebla 15,2013 Kutaa Xumuraa
- Ibsa Jaal Daawud Ibsaa, Hayyuduree ABO Kutaa 1ffaa
Dhaamsa Hayyu Duree ABO — J/Daawud Ibsaa.
OMN: Gaafifi Deebi Ob. Daawud Ibsaa , Kutaa 1ffaa Adoolessa 14,2014
OMN: Qophii Addaa (Ob. Daawud Ibsaa, Kutaa 2ffaa) Adoolessa 16, 2014
OMN: Qophii Addaa (Ob. Daawud Ibsaa, Kutaa 3ffaa), Adoolessa 17,2014
- J/ Daawud Ibsaa HD- ABO
- J/Dawid Ibsaa Ibsa ummataaf nannoo DC USA