Tag Archives: Election 2020

Three Moments of Truth the TPLF Fears and Dreads the Most

The three moments of truth that keep the TPLF Weyane thugs awake all night, every night are coming sooner than later.

BY TECLE ABRAHAM HABTEMICAEL

In TPLF Woyane’s Tigrai, fear, and uncertainty about the future are throwing all Tigra elites helter-skelter scrambling to extricate themselves from the Woyane quagmire. But none of them is dealing with
the critical issues facing the Tigrai region (ክልል). Rather, they are pinning their hope on fomenting crisis and
instability in Ethiopia and Eritrea while at the same time confusing the Tigraians (ተጋሩ). Continue reading Three Moments of Truth the TPLF Fears and Dreads the Most

Game Over for Ethiopia Ethnic Federalism: Isaias

On February 7, Eritrean state television broadcast a Tigrinya interview of with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki where he criticized at length the polarization of Ethiopians along ethnic lines and the consequences it entails over Eritrea and the Horn of Africa region. Below are the unofficial translated excerpts.

BY GETACHEW GEBREKIROS TEMARE | ETHIOPIA-INSIGHT

The reason why this area is immersed in unceasing conflict is because of the direct interference of external forces. The enduring bloodshed in parts of the Horn of Africa is the upshot of substantial impact of these hostile powers. Continue reading Game Over for Ethiopia Ethnic Federalism: Isaias

TPLF Decides to Formally Separate from EPRDF (now Prosperity Party)

Disgraced Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) officially announced the death of EPRDF coalition, called its successor, Prosperity Party, ‘Illegitimate’.

BY EZEGA

In a defiant move, the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) has decided not to join the Prosperity Party (PP) at the end of its extraordinary conference held over the weekend. According to several videos released, the tone of the just concluded conference was that of anger and defiance directed against central forces. Continue reading TPLF Decides to Formally Separate from EPRDF (now Prosperity Party)

Defense Minister Lemma Megerssa Turns His Back on PM Abiy

This can only be described as a major blow to Abiy Ahmed’s vision of abolishing the ruling EPRDF coalition in favor of a singular national party, and his “Medemer” philosophy. But how severe is the blow?

BY TESFANEWS *

Lemma Megersa, the Defense Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP). announced that he supports neither the premier’s plan to merge the ruling EPRDF coalition into a new singular ‘Prosperity Party’, nor his much touted philosophy to unit Ethiopia called “Medemer”, directly translated as “to add.” Continue reading Defense Minister Lemma Megerssa Turns His Back on PM Abiy

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize Tilt Ethiopia’s Election?

Western leaders long saw the authoritarian Meles Zenawi as an indispensable ally. Now, they’ve found a new hero in Abiy Ahmed. But is the Nobel Prize an effort to make amends or influence Ethiopia’s political future?

BY BRONWYN BRUTON | FOREIGN POLICY

Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time of profound strife, and through a serious of deft political gestures, including the release of thousands of political prisoners and overturning highly repressive restrictions on civil society and political groups, he probably averted a civil war. Continue reading Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize Tilt Ethiopia’s Election?

Assimba Democratic Party Established in Tigray

Newly assembled Assimba Democratic Party in Tigray announces the border issue with Eritrea and local boundary are among top of its agenda.

BY BORKENA

A new political party has been established in Tigray, a regional state in northern Ethiopia, which Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) considers as its political sphere of influence. Continue reading Assimba Democratic Party Established in Tigray

Will Reforms, Eritrean Deal Save Abiy in 2020?

Election 2020 or not, Eritrea has a vested interest over the security and stability of a PM Abiy led-Ethiopia. Period.

BY AGGREY MUTAMBO | THE EAST AFRICAN

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s year-long tenure in office has been punctuated with reforms and a departure from the inward-looking policies of his predecessors Hailemariam Desalegn and Meles Zenawi. Continue reading Will Reforms, Eritrean Deal Save Abiy in 2020?

Ethiopia Opposition See Dangers if 2020 Election Delayed

“Once the public begins to express its anger … no one will have the means or the power to control it.” Merera Gudina, OFC (Oromo)
“This is an illegitimate gov’t & it has no mandate to postpone the election,” Belete Mola, NAMA (Amhara)
“Postponing the upcoming election could have grave consequences,” Debretsion Gebremichael, TPLF (Tigray)

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | REUTERS

Opposition politicians in Ethiopia are warning against a delay to national elections due in 2020 that would be the first under reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed but are under threat from an explosion of regional ethnic rivalries. Continue reading Ethiopia Opposition See Dangers if 2020 Election Delayed