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What Does it Take to Get the Helicopters Back?

It looks like members of the Ethiopian Air Force have found a better way of abandoning the regime. However, since there are no international protocols in the book for such incident, the question of how to get back the flying machines is not going to be a simple one.
It looks like members of the Ethiopian Air Force have found a better way of abandoning the regime. However, since there are no international protocols in the book for such incident, the question of how to get back the flying machines is not going to be a simple one.

By Yilma Bekele,

NORMALLY regimes do not lose such an important asset just like that. Fighter jets or helicopters just do not fly out of the coop so easily. But we are talking about Ethiopia here and no matter how you look at it, ours is not a normal regime. Six percent of any group do not control hundred percent of the decision making. Even in business it requires fifty plus one to have a controlling interest.

Those rules do not apply in our country. The six percent have guns. This is where the rule of the jungle trumps the rule of law. Just like as in the movie ‘The God Father’ they have offered the people a deal they just can’t refuse. Continue reading What Does it Take to Get the Helicopters Back?

ወያነ ፡ ህድማ ካብ ቁም ነገር ፡ ምሕባእ ኣብ ጓል ነገር

እዞም ብስም ህዝቢ ትግራይ መለክዒ ኣልቦ ገበናት ዝፈጸሙን፡ ብዕድልን ክብረትን 90 ሚልዮን ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ ዝጣልዑ ፡ ናቶም ውሽጣዊ ክእለትን ፍልጠትን ሓይልን ሓልዪዎም ዝይኮነስ ፡ ነቲ ግፍዕታት ምእንቲ ክፍጽሙ መዐንተሪ ጸባ ጡብ ብናይ ግዳም ሓይልታት ስለዝተመገቡን ኢዩ።

ተወልደ ብእምነት

ኣብ’ዚ ዝሓለፈ ቕንያት፡ ሰለስተ ኣብረርቲ MI-35 ዝዓይነታ ሆሊኮፕተር  ኵናት ሒዞም ፡ ካብ መደበር ሓይሊ ኣየር ድሬዳዋ፡ ንታዓሊም ምስ ተንቀሳቐሱ ብኡ ኣቢሎም ከም እተሰወሩ፡ ሃለዋት ከም ዘጥፍኡ፡ ስርዓት ወያነ ብማዕከናት ዜናኡ ኣቃሊሕዎ ከብቅዕ፤ ጽንሕ ኢሉ ኸኣ …  “ኣብ ስሩዕ ልምምዳዊ በረራ እንከለዉ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ብስኣገዳድ ጨውዩዎም” ክብል ከሲሱ፡፡ ሓንቲ ካብ’ተን በቲ ጭፍራ እትምወል መርበብ ሓበሬታ “ትግራይ ኦን ላይን” (Tigrai Online) ኣብ ከክንዲ’ቲ ጭፍራ ኮይና፡ ብዙሕ ዋዕዋዕ ክትብል ተሰሚዓ። Continue reading ወያነ ፡ ህድማ ካብ ቁም ነገር ፡ ምሕባእ ኣብ ጓል ነገር

Ethiopia Denies Reports on Pilots Defection to Kenya

Media reports alleged that four pilots in an airbase in eastern Ethiopia had defected to Kenya. (Photo: MI-35 Helicopter gunship)

By World Bulletin,

THE Ethiopian government on Friday denied reports about the defection of four Air Force pilots to neighboring Kenya.

“This report is a baseless fabrication,” Ewnetu Blata, State Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office, told The Anadolu Agency. Continue reading Ethiopia Denies Reports on Pilots Defection to Kenya

Ethiopians Urged Kenya to Ensure Safety and Security of Defecting Pilots

No doubt, the Ethiopian regime is seeing the chaos it has been begging for but Kenya shouldn’t repeat its past mistake

By Concerned Ethiopians,

THE Ethiopian government has been plagued by several defections of high profile Ethiopian Air Force members and government officials.

The latest defection of airmen took place three days ago when four senior Ethiopian Air Force pilots abandon the regime from their base in Dire Dawa, in eastern Ethiopia, to Kenya.

This was in fact following another defection of two pilots and a technician to neighboring Eritrea a week ago flying an MI-35 fighter helicopter.

The Amsterdam based Ethiopian Satellite Television ESAT reported that many houses at the base and in the town of Dire Dawa have been searched soon after the defection of these four pilots to Kenya and several airmen have also been detained. Continue reading Ethiopians Urged Kenya to Ensure Safety and Security of Defecting Pilots

Four Ethiopian Air Force Pilots Defect to Kenya

The trouble within the Ethiopian Air Force reached fever pitch

By TesfaNews,

REPORTS coming out of the troubled Ethiopian Air Force indicates that another four high ranking Air Force pilots have abandoned the government and requested asylum in Kenya.

The Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) today reports that the four military pilots defected from Dire Dawa Air Force base.  Continue reading Four Ethiopian Air Force Pilots Defect to Kenya

ሕሹኽሹኽ ናይዚ ሰሙን`ዚ

ወያነ ኣብ ጸገም ኢዩ ዘሎ። ምርጫ ቀሪቡ ፡ ኣምሓራ ዳግም ናብ ስልጣን ካብ ዝመጽእ ፡ ወያነ ኢትዮጲያ እንተትፈርስ ከምዝመርጹ ርዱእ እዩ። ኦሮሞ`ውን ኣምሓራ ዳግም ካብ ዝነግስ ወያነ ኣብ ስልጣን ክጸንሕ ኢዮም ዝደልዩ። እንተኾነ እቲ ቀንዲ ጸላዒ ወያነ እምበር ኣምሓሩ ዘይምኳኖም ምስተረድኡ ድማ፡ ድሕሪ ውድቐት ወያኔ እታ ሽግ ናበይ ገጻ ከምትወድቕ ዘይምፍላጦም ብዙሕ ኣተሓሳሲቡዎም ኣሎ። ብናይ ሓድነት ኢትዮጲያ ዝኣምን ፡ ብሕዝቢ ኦሮሞ ተቐባልነት ዘለዎ መንእሰይ ኦሮሞ ምርካብ ካብዘይተኻኣለ ፡ እቲ ናይ መጻኢ ምርጫ እንታይ ክወልድ ከምዝኽእል ምእማቱ ከቢድ ኣይኾነን።

ተስፋኒውስ (ትርጉም)፡

ካብ ድሬዳዋ ተበጊሶም ኣብ ገማግም ባህሪ ኤርትራ ዝዓለቡ MI-35 ዝኣይነተ ናይ ኢትዮጲያ ሄሊኮፕተራት ጉዳይ ንወያኔ ርዕሲ ሕማም ኮይነንኦ ቀንየን። መንነት ናይቶ ነተን ሄሊኮፕተራት ሒዞም ዝኣተዉ ኣባላት ሓይሊ አየር ኢትዮጲያ ፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ እቲ ስርዓት ዘለዎም ተቓውሞ እንታይ ምዃኑውን ገና ኣይተፈልጠን። ምስኡ ብዝተሓሓዘ ፡ ሓይሊ አየር ኢትዮጲያ ፡ ካብ ዝኾነ ግዜ ብዝኸፈአ መልክኡ ለሚሱ ምሕላዉ ሰነዳት ይሕብሩ።  ደቂ ብሄረ ኣምሓራን ኦሮሞን ኣብረርቲ ነፈርቲ ኹናት ካብ ስራሕ ተኣሊዮም ኢዮም። ደቂ ትግራይ ኣብረርትን ቴክኒሻናትን ድማ ብኣጻብዕ ዝቑጸሩ ብምዃኖም ፡ ነቲ ሓይሊ አየር ብትግራዎት ጥራሕ ከተንቀሳቕሶ ኣይከኣልን ኢዩ። ብፍላይ ቴክኒሻናት ዝበዝሑ ካብ ደቂ ኣምሓራን ኦሮሞን ኮይኑም ስለዝጸንሑ ፡ ወያነ ኣብ ከቢድ ጸገም ወዲቑ ይርከብ። ናይ ሓሶት ፌደራሊዝም ውጽኢት ድማ እዚ ኢዩ። Continue reading ሕሹኽሹኽ ናይዚ ሰሙን`ዚ

ሓይል አየር ኢትዮጲያ ይሕመስ ኣሎ

ስርዓት ወያነ ፡ ናይቶም ኣቐዲሞም ራሕሪሖሞ ዝኾብለሉ 8ተ ኣብረርትን ተማሊኦምወን ናይ ዝመጹ ነፈርቲ ኩናትን ሄሊኮፕተራትን ገዲፉ ፡ ናይዞም ዳሕረዎት 3ተ ኣብረርትን MI-35 ዝኣይነተን ሄሊኮፕተርን ግና እምብዛ አጨኒቁዎን ፡ ዝሕዞን ዝጭብጦን ኣስኢኑዎ ይርከብ። እቲ ምክንያት ግና እንታይ ኢዩ?

ተስፋኒውስ

ኣባላት ሓይሊ አየር ኢትዮጲያ ዝነበሩ ሻምበል ሳሙኤል ግደይ፡ መቶ ኣለቃ ቢልልኝ ደሳለኝ ከምኡውን ናይ በረራ ቴክኒሻን ጸጋ ብርሃን ግደይን ፡ ኣብዚ ቅንያት`ዚ ነቲ ሒዞምዎ ዝጸንሑ ሄሊኮፕተር ጠዊዮም ናብ ኤርትራ ድሕሪ ምእታው ፡ ሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጲያ ኣብ ኣዚዩ ጽዑቕ ኣኼባታትን ግምገማን ተሸሚሙ ከምዝርከብ ምንጭታት ካብ አዲስ አበባ ንመደብር ቴሌቭዥን ኢሳት ሓቢሮም ።

ሽሕ`እኳ ምጥፋእ ኣብረርትን ነፈርቲ ኹናትን ናብ ኤርትር ሓድሽ ተርእዮ እንተዘይኮነ ፡ ትግራዎት ኣብረርቲ ነቲ ስርዓት ራሕሪሖም ክሓድሙ ግና እዚ ናይ መጀመሪያ ኢዩ። ምኹብላል ሻምበል ሳሙኤል ግደይን ፡ ቴክኒሻን ጸጋ ብርሃን ግደይን ካብ ትጽቢት እቲ ስርዓት ወጻኢ ከምዝነበረን ፡ ፍጹም ስንባደ ከምዝፈጠረን ክፍለጥ ተኻኢሉ ኣሎ። ኣብዚ እዋን`ዚ ፡ ምስዞም ክልተ ተጋሩ ኣባላት ሓይሊ አየር ናይ ቀረባ ርክብ አለዎም ኢሉ ንዝጠርጠሮም ኣባላት ክምርምሮም ከምዝጀመረ ካብ ኣዲስ አበባ ዝተረኸበ ሓበሬታ ይሕብር። Continue reading ሓይል አየር ኢትዮጲያ ይሕመስ ኣሎ

Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections and Indonesia

The Western gods that never fail to send the “aid-rains” to the dictatorship in Ethiopian are, as always, late in recognizing they had an emergency on their hands. Unless they act fast and enforce the TPLF regime to comply with the minimum level of accountability, their “aid-rain” can not save Ethiopia from the TPLF.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion,

AS 2014 draws to a close, the recent defection of several high-level Ethiopian military personnel [1], and the Ethiopian government’s bloody crackdown on protests in Bahir Dar [2] highlight serious questions about Ethiopia’s tense internal socio-political situation and the West’s ongoing support for Ethiopia’s repressive government.

Late last week, in Bahir Dar, several people were killed and many others wounded after police abruptly opened fire on protesters defending a sacred site against government-sponsored demolition. [3] On the heels of the crackdown, several military pilots and a technician absconded with MI-35 helicopters; notably, the defections are only the latest in a series of similar such high-profile desertions. Continue reading Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections and Indonesia