Ethiopia-what next? By yilma bekele

January 10th, 2016 Print Print Email Email

The uprisings in Ethiopia are continuing unabated despite the regime’s wishful claim of controlling the Oromia Kilil. TPLF Woyane has invaded the Oromo kilil to assert its rule by the power of the Gun. For all practical purpose today the Oromo enclave or Bantustan that was drawn by TPLF itself is not under the control of the central government. The Oromo local police have been set aside and governance and security control has been handed over to the TPLF Agazi Force. The force that does not understand local language and local customs is using terror to achieve submission to the mafia group in power. A military dictatorship hangs over Oromia.

The Oromo youth has been politicized due to the naked form TPLF supremacy manifested itself in the Kilils. So called Oromo leaders were approved by TPLF and the election is conducted under TPLF supervision. The youth saw the corruption, deceit, empty rhetoric and most of all humiliating treatment of the junior partners by the Woyane bosses. Separate but equal came to resemble the old American south. Twenty five years of organized terror against genuine Oromo leaders including such gangster methods as execution, intimidation, beatings and exile has brought about the realization that the system is the enemy not neighbors and family members.

The “Master Plan’ is the final straw that triggered the spontaneous eruption we are witnessing now. Woyane has been selling land especially after the 2005 election and there is nothing new in that. Mafia boss Meles figured out selling land is the shortcut to wealth. When the land is taken by force, using intimidation, zoning scam or inflated Bir it naturally turns into a bonanza to Woyane Cadre. That have been going on for ever. Our country is populated by nouveau riche that can not read or write with their nouveau poor culture written on their face.

The youth does not have land to sell, their poor parents have been made destitute and homeless, education even college level does guarantee decent living wages. This is the youth revolting against the system. When they looked at the future there was nothing good there. When they saw the pathetic junior role the OPDO is playing to Woyanes supremacy the feeling of shame is what was engulfing their heart.

The Oromo and other Ethiopian youth have been faced with a hard choice the last few years. Home was not a good place to use one’s God given talents to soar. They also have heard of the perilous journey to south Africa and the disappearance of many of their friends and family. The young girl’s dream of going to the Middle East and achieving something has turned into a nightmare with many committing suicide or returning damaged. It is time to stand and fight is what is playing here. Fear of the TPLF mafia is eroding by the day.

The revolt by the Oromo is a continuation of the revolt by the Amharas during Gura Ferada or Beshangul, the revolt by the Gambelan people when their land was sold to Indian investors that today have gone bankrupt. Our Gambelan citizens are now refugees in Kenya. They just did not attract attention like the Oromo issue has achieved today. We are certainly grateful to the sons and daughters of Oromia that refused to ignore the cry of their people. They persisted and we were all forced to pay attention. A lot of us were compelled to stand on the side of our Oromo people and show the hurt we feel and feel empowered when they risk their life refusing to submit to gross injustice.

According to the latest report by foreign organizations over one hundred forty Ethiopians have been killed by the illegal regime. We Ethiopians know the number is three times as much. It is also reported over six thousand youth are in jail. We know it is much higher based on past experience. Meles Zenawi killed over two hundred and imprisoned over thirty thousand-you remember? How do they do this you might ask? They have Agazi special forces to kill and they got EFFORT and Woyane owned trucks to take people to strange places such as Shoa Robit, Zuwai, Ber Sheleko and more. They are not places of higher learning but concentration camps like in North Korea.

No question the Ethiopian people as a whole and right now the Oromo citizens in particular are in grave danger. They are doing their utmost to challenge a regime armed with lethal force and not afraid to kill as as many as necessary to stay in power. They have wantonly killed plenty of times before so it is not news to most of us. The Oromo youth is using many means to fight back and regain their freedom. We also know they need help.

It is a beautiful day for Ethiopia where we march together for justice and equality for all. We have been lacking that in our approach to the common problem. The current realization regarding the intentions and plans of TPLF Woyane has opened our eyes to its zero sum message. The Amharas are feeling the Oromo pain, the Tigreans though few are beginning to realize the few in power do not have their interest at heart and are saying no to being used. The three together will usher an era of real peace and real prosperity on equal basis for our ancient land. No one deserves it more than us.

I have talked about the sacrifices of our people faced with an army trained to kill. The question to be asked is as an Ethiopian and human right activist what are you doing to help our young tigers to achieve victory? There are plenty of things one can do on behalf of freedom.
Boycott all products associated with Woyane. Surely you can go without drinking Ethiopian made beer, using Ethiopian tea, avoiding enjera made with Ethiopian imported Teff.

Do not get involved in purchase of land and condominium.
Do not fly Ethiopian Airlines.
Do not deposit foreign currency in Ethiopian banks.
Use Social Media such as Facebook to show your solidarity with our people.
Do not underestimate your power.
If you notice none of the items will hurt if you go without. The action is important when we put our common power together. According to the World Bank the Diaspora contributes billions every year to invest, help family and on holiday in Ethiopia. Our power is more than you think. Just do your part and live with knowing you have contributed your share for your people.

The Woyane regime is in disarray. The Woyane regime can not last long with consistent and relentless attack against its very foundation of divide and rule. Our war is a war of attrition. Time is on our side. It is pointless to talk about Woyanes crimes but a lot productive organizing to help our people at home to withstand the regime.

We are standing with three legs at the moment. The first and primary leg is the unity and struggle of the Ethiopian people. The second leg is our Liberation forces that are at the moment engaging the Woyane military. Our third leg is the rich, lucky and country loving Diaspora.

Two of our legs are working fine. The Ethiopians are confronting Woyane. Our Oromo citizens are in the forefront of this struggle. We are certain others will join soon. We are more than excited about the movements of Arbengoch G7 Forces operating in Northern Ethiopia and the underground work among Ethiopian military and the urban young people they have set up the last few years. The bold move to cover Assela with Arbengoch G7 call for salvation with leaflets is signs of things to come. That road will not end till victory and who wins in this epic struggle will determine our children’s future. A slave or a free person is the choice.

The third leg got to cooperate. The Diaspora should be part of the solution not the problem. Think of it as an appeal by our poor parents that today live in fear of the Kebele, in fear of the local cadre and in fear for their future. Ignoring their shout for help is cruel and a terrible burden to bear. The hundred forty that were reported killed did not have to die because they asked for a review of a decision to take their land away. What are called ISIS killed …….Ethiopians because they wanted to show they do not like Christians. We were upset and we went out on marches to show our hurt. Our own government kills hundreds in the name of keeping the peace and we just shake our heads and go on with business as usual. It is wrong. Our people are getting killed because they refused to submit and we start splitting hair about consequences. Why should it be called Oromo Protest instead of Ethiopian protest is a double edged thinking. It cuts both ways. Woyane is worried about the unity of the opposing forces like we see today where Ethiopian flag and Oromo regional flag are carried during protest to symbolise unity. And there are some among us instead of building on this positive force go about filling the air with negative connotations fished from the bottom of the barrel. They dress themselves in green, yellow and red while undermining the very concept.

The problem is some have been talking for so long they have lost sight of action. Instead of politicizing their constituents to join the march they are calling foul before the real work starts. I would say with all my heart why don’t you get your followers to rise up against Woyane at this opportune moment instead of sitting on side and nitpicking and demoralizing thus being used by Woyane.

Our heart is with our Oromo people. The sons and daughters they have lost will always stay in our hearts. Our collective condolences to the families that lost a loved one. Let us make their death mean something.

  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    ወያኔ ከሚሰራው ጥፋት በላይ በጣም የሚገርመኝ ቀልዱ ነው። ፍ ት ህ፣ ዴሞክራሲ፣ የእግዚኣብሄር ነገር መቼ እንዲህ በቀልድ ድራማ ይሆናል። ስታላግጡ የድሆች እንባ ሊጠርጋች ሁ ነው። በህዝብ ንብረት የጠገባች ሁት ጥጋብ ሁሉን እንደጋረደባ ች ሁ የምታውቁት ቡሃላ ስትማሩ ነው። ማንም በናንተ ቀልድ ትግሉን ኣይተውም። እናንተም በእውነት ላይ ኣላግጡ። እግዚኣብሄር በማን ኣይቀደምም። ይህንን እነግራች ሁዋለሁ። ህዝብን በዚህ ትርኪ ምርኪ ድራማ ኣትማርኩም። እንዲህ ዓይነት ድራማዎችን እየሰራ ች ሁ እዚያችው ሰርክላች ሁ ውስጥ ልትቀልዱ፣ ወይም ከህሊና ጥያቄ ለማምለጥ ትሞክሩ ይሆናል። ግን ኣይሆንም። እርግጠኘ ነኝ።

  2. Anonymous
    | #2

    Thanks Yilma to be with your Oromo Brothers. Go ahead.We will be together to end the life of Shifta, TPLF

    Nagaatti

  3. Gadaa
    | #3

    Thanks, Brother Yilma. We will end the life of Shifta TPLF

  4. ዘውዱ
    | #4

    I would like to say my piece on some of the points raised by the writer:
    1) History of Ethiopia
    ————————
    Secessionist Oromo scholars are trying to rewrite the history of Ethiopia in order to use it as an excuse for breaking away from Ethiopia.
    If they believe in what they write, let us agree to present our evidences to legally formed independent historians under the auspices of AU to rule on each and every contested items of history. Then we have to be bound by the rulings as the history of Ethiopa.
    2)To my knowledge, there were no demarcated borders between the ethnic groups ‘ regions and which were in perpetual fluidity due to ongoing clashes.
    Under such circumstances, the winner always absorbed the regions and constituted a country. That was what happened in Ethiopia as well.On this ground, I think what happened was unification of the regions, with the leaders left in their positions in most cases.
    3)Ethnic Federation
    ———————-
    In this arrangement, it is only an ethnic group that has the right to live in the region.If it were based on linguistic criterion, it would make sense because there would be no ground to discriminate against anyone as long as they spoke the language.

  5. boona
    | #5

    Zewdu, it is not hard to figure where your heart is. Woyanes have cultivated enough rotten human beings who try to spoil true intentions. This time, though, you will not succeed.

  6. Getaw
    | #6

    Yilma Bekele
    You said “And there are some among us instead of building on this positive force go about filling the air with negative connotations fished from the bottom of the barrel. They dress themselves in green, yellow and red while undermining the very concept.”
    You want to mock with Ethiopians who wear and flag the Ethiopian national flag. You opportunist useless wimp!!!

  7. Taazabiw
    | #7

    @ዘውዱ above

    So what is wrong if the Oromos

    re-write the already re-written
    Ethiopian history.
    It eventually comes to true normal history.

    Re-writing an already re-written
    history = True / original history !

  8. Biri Yaya
  9. Ermiyas Abule
    | #9

    Most ethnicities in Ethiopia demand to hear the plan Redwan Hussein , the Minster of Youth and Sports got to balance the chance of all ethnicities succeeding in the military of Ethiopia . So far it is known the Tigrayans (one small ethnic group) dominated the whole military from top to bottom including torturing and spying in the diaspora for the last 25+ years.

  10. Ene Le Ethiopia
    | #10

    [[Yelma]

    Thank you very much for your untiring contribution to the plight of our people. I am in general agreement with your suggestion that every one of us must contribute according to our means and ability. This can be in the form of sharing ideas, boycotting weyane business, or financial contribution that shows solidarity with the movement. I think ,though, the most urgent need and an immediate task to be tackled at the moment is the establishment of a national representative leadership across the political spectrum, minus the secessionists, (on some form of commonly agreed upon principles).

    There really is not any excuse for not having such a leadership on the ground by now. One has to admire the tireless effort of the young people and their achievement. On the other hand when we examine the existing leadership vacuum, understand I am being blunt here, it makes you to think the major task of existing organizations thus far remained to be propaganda in its content. Instead of glossing over this fact the people are demanding, not just news bits on topics such as ‘national discussion’ but ACCTUAL CREATION OF LEDERSHIP that can assume responsibility to lead.

    Let us have this vacuum taken care of urgently and then we will see mass support flocking surrounding this cause. Ignore this basic fact personally I don’t expect people being enthusiasts to support this cause. This I think why. Many people prefer some form of tangible fact before they support. Un certainty leads now one in to action. I believe people want to help, desire to be involved but they need some kind of tangible leading body on agreed upon principles on the ground.

  11. ታሪኩ
    | #11

    ወያኔ ምን ችግር አለበት ብለህ ነው፡፡ሁሉ በጄ ሁሉ በደጄ ነው፡፡ዶላሩ በጁ መሬቱ በጁ ብሩ በጁ ቢዝነሱ በጁ ወታደሩ በጁ ደህንነቱ በጁ እርካሽ የሰው ጉልበት በጁ፡፡ባለፈው አንድ መጠጥ ቤት ውስጥ ስለኢንፍሌሽንና የኑሮው ውድነት በምሬት እያወራን ነበር፡፡አንዱ ወዳጄ ምን አለኝ መሰለህ፡፡ ደብረዘይት ያለው የወያኔዎች የብር ማተሚያ ማሽናቸው አሁንስ በቃኝ ብሎ ደክሞት አልሰራም አለ እያለ ሲቀልድብኝ ነበር፡፡ሌላኛው ወዳጄ ደግሞ የቆመው ወረቀትና ቀለም አልቆበት ነው አለኝ፡፡መቼም ወረቀቱና ቀለሙ የሚመጣው ከቻይና ስለሆነ ችግር አይኖርም አለኝ ሌላኛው ወዳጄ፡፡ታዲያ ለኑሮ ውድነቱና ለኢንፍሌሽኑ መፍትሄው መንድን ነው ስንባባል፡፡መፍትሄው የወያኔን የብር ማተሚያ ማፈንዳት ወይንም እንዲቆም ማድረግ ነው ተባባልን፡፡ሆይ ይህማ አሸባሪነት ነው አለን አንደኛው፡፡የብር ማተሚያው ማሽን ቆሞ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ከኑሮ ሽብር ተርፎ እኛ አሸባሪ ተብለን ብንታሰር ይሻል ነበር አለ ሌላኛው፡፡ወያኔዎች ኢኮኖሚውን የተቆጣጠሩበት ስልት አንዱ በዚህ የብር ማተሚያ ማሽናቸው ነው፡፡መሬት የራሳቸው ነው፡፡የሀገር ውስጥ ርካሽ ጉልበትና ጥሬ ሀብት በርካሽ ብራቸው እንደፈለጉት ይገዛሉ፡፡ዶላሩም አብዛኛው የራሳቸው ስለሆነ ከውጪ የሚመጣውን በዶላራቸው ይገዛሉ፡፡ፎቅ ግንባታ ላይ በሰፊው የተሰማሩበት ምክንያት ብዙ ጥቅም አለው፡፡በአንድ በኩል አማራውን ኦሮሞውን ሌላውንም በልማት ስም እያፈናቀሉ ከከተማ ያስወጡታል፡፡የኮንስትራክን ሴክተሩን ሙሉ በሙሉ በሚባል መንገድ እነሱ ስለተቆጣጠሩት የራሳቸውን ሀብት በአቋራጭ ያከማቹበታል፡፡ከዚያም ፎቃቸውን በውድ እያከራዩ ከትውልድ እስከትውልድ የተንድላቀቀ ኑሮ መኖር ይችላሉ፡፡ኪራይ ሰብሳቢነትን እንዋጋለን እያሉ እነሱ ግን ፎቅ ለማከራየት ይገነባሉ፡፡15 ሚለዬን ህዝብ ለምን ተራበ ብለህ ከጠየክ ምክንያቱ ኢኮኖሚው ጤነኛ ስላልሆነ ነው፡፡የሆነ ጊዜ ፓርላማ ውስጥ ልደቱ አያሌው የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ ጤነኛ አይደለም ያለው ለምን ይመስልሃል፡፡ወያኔዎች ብር ኢኮኖሚው ከሚሸከመው በላይ ለምን ከልክ በላይ ያትማሉ ብለህ ከጠየክ መልሱ ቀላል ነው፡፡ወያኔዎች መሳሪያ ካለህ ሁሉ ነገር አለህ ህገ-አራዊት ያምናሉ፡፡አንደኛ የኢኮኖሚ እድገቱ የውሸት ነው፡፡የውሸት ነው ሲባል ብዙሃኑን ያገለለ እድገት ነው፡፡ወያኔዎችና ተከታዮቻቸው ግን የእድገቱ ዋና ተጠቃሚዎች ናቸው፡፡ስለዚህ በመሰረታዊ ፍላጎቶች ላይ ከፍተኛ የምርት እጥረት አለ፡፡ማለትም የዲማንድ ሰፕላይ አለመጣጣም አለ፡፡ይህንን አለመጣጣም ወያኔዎች ለራሳቸው ፍላጎት እንዲመች ለመጠቀም ከፍተኛ ኢንፍሌሽን በመፍጠር ብዙሃኑ የመግዛት አቅም እንዳይኖረው ማድረግ አለባቸው፡፡ወያኔዎች በድብቅም በአደባባይም ብር እንደፈለጋቸው ማተምና ለራሳቸው መቆጣጠር ይችላሉ፡፡ሌላው ኢትዮጵያዊ ይህንን ማድረግ አይችልም፡፡ወያኔዎች የሚፈልጉትን ነገር ገበያው በሚጠይቀው ዋጋ መግዛት ይችላሉ፡፡ሌላው ግን የመግዛት አቅም ስለሌለው ይህንን ማድረግ አይችልም፡፡በተዘዋዋሪ ገበያውን እራስህ በምትፈልገው መንገድ ተቆጣጠርክ ማለት ነው፡፡ወያኔዎች ድሃውን ኢትዮጵያዊ ከፍተኛ ኢንፍሌሽን በመፍጠር የበይ ተመልካች እንዲሆን አድርገውታል፡፡እንደ ኢትዮጵያ በአጭር አመታት ውስጥ ከፍተኛ ኢንፍሌሽንና ዲቫሊዌሽን የተደረገበት ሌላ ሀገር ያለ አይመስለኝም፡፡የወያኔ መርህ ስልጣንና መሳሪያ ካለህ ብርና መሬት በመቆጣጠር ኢኮኖሚውን መቆጣጠር ትችላለህ ነው፡፡የኢንፍሌሽኑ ዋና ምክንያት የስልጣን ብልግናና ስግብግብነት ነው፡፡ወያኔዎች ስልጣን የጣማቸው ለዚህ ነው፡፡ስልጣን ለካ እንደዚህ ይጥማል፡፡
    አንዱ ወዳጄ ደግሞ ቀልድኛም ቁምነገረኛም ነው፡፡እውን እነዚህ ሰዎች በረሃ የገቡት 17 ዓመት የታገሉት ሀገር ለማስተዳደር ነው ወይንስ ሀገር ለመዝረፍ ነው ብሎ ቀለደ፡፡ሌላኛው ደግሞ ምግባራቸው ከስማቸው የተጣጣመ ነው፡፡ስማቸው የትግራይ ነፃ አውጪ ነው የሚለው፡፡ኢህአዴግ የሚለው ያጠለቁት ኮንዶም ነው አለን፡፡ጥንቱንም አላማቸው ሀገር መምራት ህዝብ ማስተዳደር አይደለም፡፡አላማቸው ዝርፊያ ነው፡፡ኢትዮጵያን አጥንቷ እስኪቀር ግጠው በታትነው ትግራይን መገንባት ነው አለን፡፡ኢትዮጵያን እንደፈለጉ ለመዝረፍ እኛን በብሄር በሃይማኖት በፆታ እርስ በርስ ማናካስ አለባቸው አለን;፡፡ኢትዮጵያኖች ግን ከእንቅልፋችን ገና አልባነንም አለን፡፡ለካ እውነትም አልባነንም ማለት ነው፡፡እንንቃ እባካችሁ፡፡

  12. aentaqiil
    | #12

    First thing first: Remain united and continue the fight against our common enemy, redouble our effort and exert the strongest unified force on the enemy and crush it to its complete death.

    Then do housekeeping to make sure that the enemy is changed into tenuous dust, and then hunt down those the blood robbers, associates, and partners in crime until no one is left either dead or alive, and then bring all of them to people’s court to stand trial unique in form and shape to the millions to see it and say justice, at last.

  13. Freedom
    | #13

    First and foremost I like to extend my deep condolence to the family of all the innocent OROMO people that were killed by TPLF/OPDO terrorist Organizations.
    May all Ethiopians w/o regard to ethnic affinity unite in order to destroy the current government and replace with an all inclusive democratic and free government of the people for the people.
    All patriotic Ethiopians must participate in the destruction of the current government.
    As the author suggested the economic war is sometimes more crucial that the military war. We need to starve the TPLF gov by not only denying to invest in Ethiopia but by making other countries such as US, EU not invest in Ethiopia. When the economic situation gets bad in Ethiopia, most people in Ethiopia start hating the gov more and will be ripe for revolt.
    ACTION SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORD. SO DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY.

  14. Zantiicha
    | #14

    On its short lifespan, our common enemy is being transformed into its multiple death as Ethiopians in all directions giving it unstoppable blow on the enemy’s venomous head leading to its eternal defeat.

    There is no burial for the enemy! The enemy will be recycled in its perpetual death!

  15. ho
    | #15

    Woyane woyane eyalk timotaleh !

  16. Freedom
    | #16

    As one of the commenter mentioned, great leadership is one of the major missing link. We need a leadership the will unite all opposition parties and liberation front in order to create, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, one UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY that is capable of commanding one MILITARY FORCE.
    My suggestion is to make the Brilliant Professor Berhanu Nega, chairman of patriotic Ginbot 7, the chairman of the new UNITED DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Since he is such a high value TPLF target, the party from the get go need to nominate at least two vice Chairmen/women, that will immediately take his place in case he gets disabled by the enemy. The countless Ethiopian Liberation Fronts need to send their soldiers to join the current military wing of Ginbot 7.
    Lastly, Patriotic Ethiopians should thank their brothers and sisters in Eritrea for hosting Ginbot 7. The Eritrean people and their leaders are taking a lot of risk. Because, if a major war b/w TPLF and Ginbot 7 break out, which is highly likely, Eritreans will be caught in the crosshair. Alas, the saying, “THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND.” lives on. That is most Eritreans and Patriotic Ethiopians have a common enemy, TPLP and their prostitute bitches (OPDO, ANDM and other regional leaders under EPRDF).

  17. achani
    | #17

    Yes, action taken by heroes and patriots of Ethiopians against the enemy is always followed by another action that is hugely demolishing and then followed by another action that crushes the enemy to its complete defeat. You see, the death enemy shall never be the every-day natural death; well, the death the enemy meets soon shall breed unique death followed by another death. This is what is going to be happened very, very soon.

  18. ho
    | #18

    I went to almost 2/3 of oromia region this week .
    Sorry falks ,sorry to disappoint u ! People are living peacefully !!

  19. Freedom
    | #19

    I second everything the author mentioned and will add my fifty cents.

    The author said,

    I have talked about the sacrifices of our people faced with an army trained to kill. The question to be asked is as an Ethiopian and human right activist what are you doing to help our young tigers to achieve victory? There are plenty of things one can do on behalf of freedom.
    Boycott all products associated with Woyane. Surely you can go without drinking Ethiopian made beer, using Ethiopian tea, avoiding enjera made with Ethiopian imported Teff.

    1. Do not get involved in purchase of land and condominium.

    2. Do not fly Ethiopian Airlines.

    3. Do not deposit foreign currency in Ethiopian banks.
    Use Social Media such as Facebook to show your solidarity with our people.
    4. Do not underestimate your power.

    If you notice none of the items will hurt if you go without. The action is important when we put our common power together. According to the World Bank the Diaspora contributes billions every year to invest, help family and on holiday in Ethiopia. Our power is more than you think. Just do your part and live with knowing you have contributed your share for your people.

    My take on #1, Do not get involved in purchase of land and condominium. AGREE 100%

    First Land and Housing in Ethiopia is artificially inflated in order to rip off gullible DIASPORA and FOREIGN RESIDENTS. The vast majority of the income goes to Government officials(TPLF, ANDM,OPDO,SEPDM) and affiliated pseudo private companies. Therefore, you are getting ripped off big time.
    For example in 2014, the average home in USA costs $200,000 and the average income is $55,000. Therefore, ratio of house cost per income in USA is 200,000/55,00 = 3.6. According to World Bank the average income in Ethiopia in 2014 is $1,500. The average house in Ethiopia unofficially is around $100,000. Therefore, the ratio of house cost to income in Ethiopia is 100,000/1,500 = 66.7. Which means cost of house in Ethiopia is 18.5 times more expensive than in USA.

    Second, since EPRDF is a criminal/mafia/terrorist organization, knowingly making a business deal with them will make you an accomplice to a crime and therefore you may see you ASS in court when the New truly Democratic Government takes POWER.

    My take on #2, Do not fly Ethiopian Airlines. AGREE 100%

    It is even better to not go to Ethiopia, unless you absolutely have to. The reason being you will get ripped off in Ethiopia since the whole economy is monopolized by the government.
    One can find other cheaper airlines that go to Ethiopia. So, why pay more. The only advantage for taking Ethiopian airlines is the fact that it is the only airlines that has a direct flight to Ethiopia. I believe that is by design. In other wards, other airlines are denied direct flights by Ethiopian gov in order to monopolize the direct flight market which result in higher cost to customers. LESS COMPETITION HIGHER PRICE.

    Last but not least:

    Campaign for application of an ECONOMIC SANCTION on ETHIOPIA GOV by world powers is a cool idea.

    Some reasons for SANCTION:

    1. Killing of innocent civilians. Over 140 OROMO people killed over the last few months
    2. Jailing and killing of INNOCENT journalists, civil right activists, opposition party leaders/members.
    3. Committing Acts of Genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Gambela, Anuak and Amhara People
    4. Denying Ethiopians democracy and freedom of press/religion.
    5. Monopolizing power by denying opposition parties freedom and opportunity for fair competition.
    6. etc etc

    Type of sanction to be imposed by USA, EU and other democratic world governments.

    1. Freeze the funds and economic resources of EPRDF leaders
    2. Deny admission of EPRDF leaders to USA, EU and other countries
    3. No sale of arms/weapon and related materials which may be utilized by EPRDF soldiers
    4. Trade embargo that is designed to deny EPRDF companies access to resources and export markets.
    5. etc etc etc

  20. berra
    | #20

    it is becoming clear that OPDO ,a tplf created poodle in the name of oromo is rebelling against its master Tplf and accusing Tplf of expansion into oromo ethnic kilil.
    the so called master plan for Addis Abeba,is only a pretext for opdo. Opdo has rebelled against Tplf and is forcing its own agenda. Olf is also on the background and these two ethno groups are vehemently protecing their ethnic kilil.

    how ironic is that? whilst Tplf ethno fascists, who in the first place brought about ethnic killil seem to be abandoning it,(at least in the case of Addis Abeba) opdo/olf on the other hand are up in arms to protect it. Do not cross the Line you have drawn, thIs is our patch ,we do not want you here! this is what is coming out from opdo.

    This current crisis has also shown that ethnic killil leads to fragmentation of the country and more ethnic conflict.

    the Opdo protest FOR PRESERVING ITS ETHNIC KILIL is only the begining of the whole issue of ethnic politics. The next stage is that Opdo will demand all other ethnic groups living in so called ‘oromia’ will be forced out or live under the dictatorship of opdo under the dictat of opdo.
    Expelling people from regions has been on going for the last 24 years and we know that this is has been ,savagely and brutally executed by Opdo ,which tplf approved and applauded.

    the ethnic conflict,which tplf fascists have planted in our country has begun and where this will end is anybody’s guess. Tplf has its exit startegy if things get out of hand and would infact encourage the current situation to continue.
    sceptics even suggest that tplf create the current crisis by purpose.

  21. Anonymous
    | #21

    @ዘውዱ
    Fool, no one is talking about demarcation of border. This is not about badime. The protest is about Abay and the gang bang forcing farmers out their farm land and their home. If and when there will be demarcation , Azeb Gola and Tegaru will have to take buss to badime.

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