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‘I Am Worried Ethiopia Will Explode’: Ana Gomes

“Change will occur if Ethiopians come together and take matters in their own hands. They should not expect someone else come and make changes in their country.” – Ana Gomes

The day after … the firestorm. “I am very very worried for Ethiopia… The fact that the International community turn a blind eye to the totalitarian regime of the TPLF is going to provoke an uncontrollable explosion in Ethiopia.”


A member of the European Parliament who is a fervent critic of the TPLF (Tigray People’a Liberation Front) said current political developments in Ethiopia could lead to conflict with tremendous consequences to the Horn of Africa.

Speaking to ESAT on the phone, the Portuguese politician said she fears that the ongoing conflicts in various parts of the country will go out of hand with serious ramifications to the region and even to Europe. Continue reading ‘I Am Worried Ethiopia Will Explode’: Ana Gomes

Politics of Fear: Crisis in Ethiopia and the Role of the International Community

By Fikrejesus Amahazion, PhD

Dozens of anti-government protesters have been killed and arrested by government authorities amid ongoing unrest in Ethiopia. For months, hundreds of thousands of protesters from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups have rallied to protest political marginalization and systematic persecution by the government.

In June, a 61-page human rights report was released, condemning the Ethiopian government’s heavy-handed response to the protests. According to the report by Human Rights Watch, “Such a Brutal Crackdown: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests“, during the widespread protests, largely arising within Oromia (but now extending to other regions), Ethiopian security forces have resorted to excessive and unnecessary lethal force and mass arrests, engaged in the harsh, ruthless mistreatment of those in detention, and restricted access to information. Continue reading Politics of Fear: Crisis in Ethiopia and the Role of the International Community