|King of the Kingdom of Jimma|
|Predecessor||Abba Jifar II|
|Dynasty||Kingdom of Jimma|
When Abba Jifar II grew senile in his later years, Abba Jobir attempted to seize the throne of the Kingdom of Jimma. However, Emperor Haile Selassie responded quickly and sent military forces against Abba Jobir. They brought him back to Addis Ababa, where he was imprisoned.
Following the Italian invasion, Abba Jobir was made Governor over part of the Italian East Africa province of Galla-Sidamo. He proved useful to the occupiers, helping with Italian propaganda broadcasts to the Arabic-speaking world. In return, they allowed him a bodyguard of ten armed men, a privilege given to few Ethiopian potentates during the occupation. Following the Italian defeat in 1942, Abba Jobir was imprisoned again, and later given amnesty.
- Paul B. Henze, Layers of Time, A History of Ethiopia (New York: Palgrave, 2000), p. 208
- Alberto Sbacchi, "Italy and the Treatment of the Ethiopian Aristocracy, 1937-1940", International Journal of African Historical Studies, 10 (1977), p. 231
Abba Jifar II
|Kingdom of Jimma||Succeeded by
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