Ethiopia: The Condemned Minority TPLF Regime Picked its Own Poison

The condemned minority TPLF regime is under pressure
Minority TPLF regime’s internal and external pressure cooker: Popular uprisings from inside and a pending military punishment from outside. Hard to tell which one will be delivering the final blow – soon!

By Yohannes Kifle,

After the June 12th military catastrophe against Eritrea, the condemned minority ruling party in Ethiopia was persuaded that the decision to attack or invade Eritrea will only hasten its demise. One must not think that this is a revelation to the regime.

However, the self-induced pressure resulting from endless bragging about unseating the government of Eritrea forced the regime to test the water. The result, as the condemned minority regime found out, was deadly.

Multiple enemies of the minority regime in Ethiopia have been licking their chops and waiting for the exact opportune moment to strike. The number of enemies of the condemned minority regime is increasing at an incredible pace. These enemies of the regime are also growing in size and picking up momentum with the support they are receiving from the people of Ethiopia.

Any war adventure with Eritrea would put a heavy burden on the minority regime to defend the 600 miles long border. At the same time, ignoring the demand from the people of both Oromo and Amhara Gonder can be equally deadly.

Most importantly, not surrendering Badme, the territory that was once disputed and finally was awarded to Eritrea, is a liability to the minority regime. One thing is for sure: the regime is challenged by its inability to govern a country with multiple problems that were manufactured by the regime itself.

Formidable enemies from outside and within are ready to bring the regime down and the regime is forced to pick its own poison.

The growing peaceful demonstration that started in the past few months in Oromia region is spreading like wild fire to other regions. The peaceful demonstration that was conducted in the city of Gonder that is located in the northern part of Ethiopia was stunning to watch. Peaceful demonstration is expected to spread to other cities and no one, including the condemned TPLF minority regime, knows where these demonstrations will lead.

With failed military adventure against Eritrea and mounting internal pressure, the regime seems to choose dying defending its power from the internal oppositions. The regime suspended [ listen the audio here ] its war adventure with Eritrea as the internal pressure continued to mount and became a threat to its existence.

The condemned minority TPLF regime shall not be granted to pick its own poison. Peaceful civil uprising is as devastating blow to the regime as pending military punishment the regime will be facing down the road.

Regardless, its enemies will be the ones to pick the poison for the dying regime. It is hard to know who will be delivering the final blow!

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  1. Protests in Ethiopia’s Gonder City Signal Uncertain Future

    By The Voice of America,

    An Ethiopian professor of political science based in the United States says Ethiopia finds itself at a crossroads with an uncertain future unless the government holds free and fair elections.

    This, as tens of thousands of people in Gonder, a city in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, protested Sunday calling for a change of government because of what they say is unfair distribution of wealth in the country.

    Charges of ethnic discrimination

    Getachew Metaferia, professor of political science at Morgan State University, said the root causes of the Gonder protest and the Oromia protests of last year can be found partly in the Ethiopian government’s ethnic-based federalism policy.

    “The first one is ethnic-based federalism that has created a dichotomy situation let’s say between Amaras and the Oromos, the Oromos and the Tigray. The second is the expansion of the territory of the Tigray people to include an area called Wolgait-Tegede in the Gonder region where the uprising is taking place right now. The people in Welkait-Tegede say that they are Amaras and not Tigrays. So, they should not be incorporated in the Tigray region,” he said.

    Lack of democracy in Ethiopia

    Metaferia also said another cause of the uprisings in Ethiopia is what he called the worsening democracy situation in Ethiopia.

    “There is no human rights protection, no freedom of speech, freedom of the press,” he said.

    He said another reason for the uprising is the widening gap between the haves and have nots. “There is poverty, abject poverty. There a few elite people who are benefiting.

    The head of the Amhara Regional State government communications office, Ngusu Tlahun, spoke to Ethiopian television and said the town and regional state governments would address the demands made by the protestors on Sunday concerning development and good governing. ‘The problems would be corrected and solved in time,” he said. However, he said the protestors had carried a flag that he said did not represent the one recognized by the Ethiopian constitution.

    In response to a similar protest last month, the Ethiopian government blamed individuals who it said have been receiving financial and weapons assistance from “terrorist and anti-peace forces based in Eritrea and a third country.”

    Use of force by government criticized

    Professor Metaferia said another source of the protests could be the Ethiopian government’s use of force against protesters in the name of fighting terrorism.

    “I can also say that the heavy-handedness of the government, using a special force called Agazi. A semblance of resistance, a semblance of opposition leave someone to be killed by the Agazi force. So this is the government that has created more or less a police state. These are the root causes of the situation taking place in Gonder,” Metaferia said.

    Metaferia said he sees no peaceful future for Ethiopia unless the government mends its policy to incorporate all Ethiopians rather than use the divide and rule technique.

    “What do you expect from a government claiming 100 percent seats in parliament in spite of this popular uprising? Opposition leaders are in prison. So, with that kind of situation there can be no peace in the country. Hopefully the government’s foreign friends will strongly advise the government to open and let there be free and fair elections,” Metaferia said.

  2. marginalization led to many social problems and protests in Ethiopia…

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    the hardest hit by this blinding disease and aims to greatly reduce the burden and the suffering this blinding disease causes in the worst known region of the world.


  3. Cholera epidemic in Ethiopia · Edit

    Since the mass uprisings in Gondar and Oromia, there has been a cholera epidemic in Ethiopian cities.

      1. ሕማም ሾሮኽ ካብ ከተማ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ናብ ካልኦት ክልላት ኢትዮጵያ ይላባዕ

        VOA Tigrgna,

        ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ዝተልዓለ ሕማም ተቕማጥን ተምላስን ሕማም ሾሮኽ ምዃኑዩ ናብ ክልላት ይጋፋሕ ከምዘሎ መንግስቲ ኣፍሊጡ።ናይቲ ፀገም ስፍሓትን በዝሒ ዝተመዝገቡ ሕሙማትን ግን ኣይተገለፀን።

        እቲ ሓማም ኣብ ዝተፈላለዩ ከባቢታት ኣዲስ ኣበባ ምኽሳቱ ካብ ዝግለፅ ኣዋርሕ ሓሊፉዎ’ሎ።ሎማዕንቲ ብወግዒ ዝተገልፀ ሓበሬታ ግን እቲ ሕማም ኣብ ክልላት እውን ምግፋሕ ጀሚሩ’ሎ።

        ምኽትል ዳይረክተር ኢንስቲቲዩት ጥዕና ኢትዮጵያ ዶ/ር ዳቢ ጂማ ንብሮድካስቲንግ ኮርፐረሽን ኢትዮጵያ ኣብዝሃብዎ መግለፂ እቲ ሕማም ኣብ ካልኦት ክልላት እውን ተጋፊሑ’ሎ።

        “ኣብ ክልላት ኦሮሚያ፡ሱማሊያ፣ዓፋር፣ኣብ ክልል ኣምሓራ እውን ዝተወሰኑ ሑምማት ተረኺቦም ኣለው።ስለዚ ዝያዳ ናይ ምስፍሕፋሕ ዝንባለ እዩ ዝርአ ዘሎ።ኩላትና ብዝተወደበ ኣገባብ ንከባቢና ብምፅራይ፣ናይ ውልቂ ፅርየትና ብምሕላው፣ፅርየት ምግብናን ንሰትዮ ማይን ሕሉው ምዃኑ ክነረጋግግፅ ይግባእ።ናይ ሕብረሰተሰብ ምንቅስቓስ ክንፈጥር ኣለና ” ይብል​ ዶ/ር ዳቢ ጂማ።

        ኣብ ክልላት ይኹን ኣብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ በዝሒ ዝተመዝገቡ ሕሙማት ግን ኣብቲ መግለፂ ኣይተጠቐሰን።

        ቪኦኤ ካብ ዝምልከቶም ኣካላት መንግስቲ ሓበሬታ ንምርካብ ዝገበሮ ፈተነ ኣይሰለጠን ይብል ፀብፃብ እስክንድር ፍሬው።

    1. Speking of Cholera …

      The UN in Ethiopia is providing vaccine to protect its workers from the Cholera outbreak in the country. However, they have not even dared to publicly acknowledge the nation health crisis let alone provide the vaccination to ordinary Ethiopians.

      Look at the below internal memo ….

    2. Woyane’s diarrhea became uncontrollable due to fear and intimidation of Ethiopians, thus it’s highly infectious where ever TPLF left its s***. Pfui…!!!

  4. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our ally’s UAE air force at their new airbase in Assab. Training of the Eritrean air force personnel undergoing very well.

    1. That what I am talking about bro!!!! Good news indeed . military strength is a peace by itself !!!!. No fool enemy come to endangers its own survival if you become well trained and equipped.

    2. You are embarrassing how come Eritrea is trained by useless puppet Arab regimes who are only good to kill unarmed civilians & demolish their own. Thought Eritreans are proud people regardless of their poverty. If you can’t pick friends wisely you may end up being like Syria, Iraqi, etc

      1. No body can train Eritreans courage, patriotism and how to stand for themselves. UAE as a wealthy country and a key US ally, they possess the worlds most advanced military tech and that is what we are after. Their radar and GPS technology is second to none.

        1. UAE as a wealthy country and a key US ally,…….

          Congratulation, now the regime in Eritrea is becoming indirectly KEDAMI of USA through the key US ally UAE.

          1. Kedami like killing Yemeni civilian together with the Saudi, in the project to make Yemen to a new Syria… What else are there to gain from this war????

    3. Alex de Waal, a well known TPLF sympathizer in the Western world, gave the following BS interview with the Ethiopian Reporter paper … PIA’s smart move with the Gulf states and Red Sea security card turns out to be a great shock to TPLF and the Western political establishment that wanted Eritrea cornered.

      Question:Regarding the situation in the Middle East and particularly the crises in Yemen and the Arab Coalition created and led by Saudi Arabia, do you think there might be a similar danger that could affect the geopolitical settings in the East African Region?

      De Waal: Yes! I think we shall see a similar danger that we see in places where you have conflicts in the Middle East; that is a highly volatile threat for the Horn of Africa. The escalating war in Yemen has already begun to affect the politics of the Middle East. You have the Saudis, the Emirates and Qatar becoming involved in Eritrea and Djibouti and Somalia.

      The way the Gulf cooperation is perusing a military solution to the crises in Yemen indicates that it is not much more interested in democratization and resolving of the conflicts in democratic political principles. This very problem is being introduced into the Horn and the broader region of Africa.

      Question: And do you see a rivalry taking place in the Gulf and the Red sea region following the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Ethiopia and other East African countries during this critical time?

      De Waal: I knew the Emirates are there; they are using the Assab Port as a military base. I also see other strategic issues in the region; the cooperation between Israel and Egypt is high at time. They don’t publicly talk about it but actually Israel and Egypt are on the same page; Israel is politically sympathetic to Egypt and the Saudis. So, I don’t see an Arab-Israeli conflict as a major issue in the region. I think the most serious problem is the Saudi-Iran conflict. Let us take the conflict between the Saudi and their Muslim brothers and the responses by Qatar and Turkey. In fact, I don’t know how politics is being played in Turkey. However, Qatar and Turkey have been highly investing in Somalia. The Saudis, the Emirates and the Egyptians are more worried about Turkish and Qatari blocks in the region. So, there is a competition in Somalia between these two Arab blocks, Arab-Islamic blocks.

      One of the imputations for that is the way they conduct the politics which is quite a monetized politics. So, the Somali election process, which is coming very soon, is one way various countries have been putting money in Somalia and the dangers is for Ethiopia and also probably for Kenya; but most importantly for Ethiopia.

      Ethiopia has been investing in particular political interest in Somalia, which has been supporting its army. That’s very expensive. But, the political outcome may be something that is not very palatable to Ethiopia because Somali politics is driven more by money than by military power. And Ethiopia can’t bear it financially. And looking into the Eritrea situation, I would say Ethiopian policy in the last ten years has been one of isolating Eritrea in the region and also from the UN financially, politically etc. That is very effective. Eritrea was basically economically and politically isolated from the globe, diplomatically shocked.

      The problem with the Ethiopian policy was that once they achieved the isolation in the last five years, which it did very effectively, it didn’t have a follow-up to maintain Eritrea in that position of weakness and isolation. The major shock came to the policy because it has no contingencies when circumstances change. And circumstances have been changing in the last couple of years with war in Yemen and interest of the Saudi and Emirates in the Red Sea. That has been an escape-goat for Eritrea.

      Isaias is affiliating himself with the gulf cooperation in the region both militarily and financially. In the long run, he needs the AU or the IGAD; he can’t rely on his connections with the Arab world and rebound. And Ethiopia has not had a proactive policy vis-a-vis the neighborhood or the Arab world which is not properly contained. This has been a big problem with the African Union. AU’s peace and security architecture and policy has been much more internally focused. The Gulf and the Arab counties can invest money.

      AU’s policy doesn’t say security problems from Europe and from the Arab countries could or are coming to Africa. And so, one of the recommendations of this report is there must be a mechanism of political cooperation by which African political agenda and political process is applied to resolve the conflict vis-à-vis the Arab world. That meant that the AU needs to have a peace and security architecture that recognizes Assab, plus and one of the most important ones is that the AU needs to have a neighborhood policy with the Arab countries and the EU. This framework should describe the issues that the Arabs are being engaged with in the Red Sea Region and EU’s involvement with the refugee situation in the same neighborhood.”

      Read the rest of the crap here ….

      1. Tesfa it is good you pick on this another imbecilic white boy, Alex De Wall read his book it is beggars believe, this guys, I don’t know what they consume to talk and think bullshit every day, his book is right out of DEDEBIT UNI.
        Perhaps Ethiopia is like a virgin they will rape it until it bleeds to death!!!

  5. The first tesfa(hope) came in 1991 independence of making Asmera the land of democracy, that didnt happen. The second tesfa(hope) was in 1993 making Eritrea economy work by using and abusing Ethiopia, fell flat. Third tesfa(hope) was punishing Ethiopia by starting a war, lost every inch of badme. 2001 -2005 tesfa(hope) was getting badme back by screaming at tge UN hall, that ddnt work. 2005-2007 Ethiopia used it consistution to have fair, free election and youth were marching and shabo tesfa(hope) was ERPDF is done and gone but came out to slap you with sanction which took your little remittance from 2mill to 500,000. 2008-2011 tesfa(hope) was gim7 will march to Addis with Mola, that was a big joke since we got their leader from Yemen and we know where Mola is. 2012-2015 tesfa(hope) was Meles is gone and EPRDF is dead, we have joined UN. 2016 tesfa(hope) is Gondar Oromia will kill Ethiopia but as you can see, its nothing but shabo tesfa as usual. There comes a time man has to stop hoping in unrelistic goals and roll his sleeves to do what needs to be done and stop dreaming. Most importantly, if you focus on implementing the consistution and allow G15 to be free, how much would you have accomplished by now? Only trying to help.

    1. Ayte IQ63,
      As to 1991, every Woyane knows the history how you were put in ARAT KILLO.

      Any issues your seem to create regarding 1998-2000 and the recent Woyane adventures, Ask General Tsadkan.

    2. Hope or dream is when you indeed sleep and lay your hands to donors (ifm, weird vank, usain etc) what Eritreans were doing the last 20 years was digging the land and building dams dear ayte sentike, with no debt on shoulder, no glittering building, no looting, nor they didn’t try to rise their sun on the west hemisphere as you guys no ethno-cratic division as our south neighbors did that for obvious reasons is leading the country into a social chaos..Result:
      1- Eritreans didn’t suffer famine/drought (though all the orchestrated vilifications)
      2- Eritreans didn’t fell rather stand-alone (though the “regime change by ur masters for about 20 years)
      3- Eritreans are depending on the “SELF-RELIANCE” motto.
      4- Eritreans accomplish the UN MDG’s (though all the fabricated sanctions and other hindrances)
      5- Eritreans are straight not twisted like you guys that for now any ethiopian get aware of,
      6- Eritreans txaeda lebbom, mesh tenkolegnatat kemqum, keddemti, keddaet.

    3. Sentek,
      I like your characterization of the regime in Eritrea and its supporters with Shabo, but I disagree with on your goodwill help to shabos by telling them should they focused on solving their problems implementing the constitution and releasing G 15, because these shabos are people from the middle age and they did not posses any human value.

      1. This is why you guys are still remain in darkness . you have a so called constitution but nobody has used it so far. the same govt still hanging on power by defaming the constitution. multiple public unrest and chaos has been day to day usual Ethiopian politics expression. look what is going on in Eritrean side with out constitution so far. no ethnic clash, no public unrest and there is only one thing peace and development. BTW. the constitution will come by its time is a genuine and noble one as founding fathers and is going to be used for generation to come accordingly.

      2. Nuguse ugumush, your TPLF is in palliative care as we speak, you better think about your future before Amharas, Oromos, etc. would kick you out of their territory once and for all, you’ll be deported to your origin Tembien, Mequele…

    1. As a matter of fact, when Ethiopians (Ethiopian leaders) enjoy any support such as military hardware, financial aid, etc. from the West, they always started to think not through their natural brains but of their muscles and that led them to total destruction. Any one can refer to the past history, so for that reason, they don’t deserve any support from us, they better deal for the best outcome for themselves.

    2. As we can see since the begininng of woyane in the mid 1970’s and the begininng of their reign in the 90’s as a government, ethiopia has not been unified.
      Woyane’s primary goal as an organization according to its manifesto was to create a Tigray state. They did not desire a unified Ethiopia
      So when Woyane gained power it focused all its efforts to look out only for the well-being of its pockets and its tigrayan nationality. Woyane proactively left space for themselves to secede as a tigray nation, because they understood long ago that after all their exploitation of Ethiopia, the masses would become enraged, and they would have to flee like the derg.
      Whether Ethiopia being seperated is advantageous or not for Eritrea isn’t the right question. The right question that should be posed is, if there are other nationalities that would like Independence, should Eritrea support them. And there are major nationalities that would like self-determination and independence such as Oromiya and Ogaden.
      The second question that should be posed is, why should Eritrea not support a free Oromiya or a free Ogaden when these two nations have been oppressed and marginalized for so long. Let’s not forget to mention their national fronts that have been struggling for decades, while their people have been suffering at the hands of a maniacal government, that does not value human life, for what seems like an eternity. If Oromiya and Ogaden want to be independent it is their right under the ethiopian constitution the same way tigray has this right and may use it in the near future.
      In short Eritrea supports self-determination of Ethiopian nationalitiies the same way Eritrea supports S.Sudans self-determination.

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