Hararies were fighting for independence since Menilik of Abyssina concord and occupied Harar after defeating the king of Harar, Amir Abdulahi, at the battle of Chelenqo in January 6, 1887. For example, Culub Movement in lat 1940’s and early 1950’s, Amashna Movement in late 1950’s to mid 1960’s, and as a part of JabhaWestern Somali Libration Front in 1970’s.
In 1990, Ethiopia was in turmoil facing war from every direction. Majority of Ethiopians were organizing themselves to take over power from Mengistu Hile Mariam. USA and British governments sponsored and hosted some opposition organizations in London, UK to discuss plans of transitional government. It was at this critical moment Hararis who were against the communist Regime of Ethiopia, established their own organization with the blessing of modern father of Harar, Ustaz Mohammed Ismail to achieve their objective. As a result, Harari Revival Movement was founded in October 17, 1990 in the city of Djibouty by Harari diaspora.
Our Organization’s Vision Statement is: To be a democratic political organization representing Harari People and Harari Regional State. To be a democratic political organization that plays important role in Ethiopian politics by making positive and constructive contribution to discharge Hararis share of responsibility as Ethiopian citizens.