What Does the Kinijit Crisis Need, Dialogue or Outrage? – By Fekade Shewakena

December 28th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

A recent call by Professor Messay Kebede for an honest dialogue about the Kinijit crisis has come too late and after the crisis has taken its toll. (more…)

A recent call by Professor Messay Kebede for an honest dialogue about the Kinijit crisis has come too late and after the crisis has taken its toll. I don’t doubt he meant well and wanted to be constructive. In my view, the problem at this stage is anything but salvageable. The problem progressed beyond the breaking point the moment it started. I don’t even think the central problem is the absence of enough dialogue for that matter. For any dialogue to take place there have to be competing ideas between contending groups. There is no political or philosophical difference to talk of or start a dialogue on. More importantly, there is hardly any secret in the crisis that we need to explore. Everything, including a lot of dirty laundry, is out in the open. All sides to the conflict have told us their side of the story. I think we have regurgitated a lot of material already. I for one had enough. There are hundreds of audio, video and written records for anyone to see. I lost count of the number of Ato Hailu’s interviews and speeches after the 20th. What else do we need? If we cannot see the problem through this mass of evidences and see where the problem and the solution lie, then we are simply cheating ourselves. There is enough information for anyone interested to arrive at a verdict. The pathogen causing the sickness can be very easily isolated. Some of it is too glaring to miss unless we willfully close our eyes.

In my view this whole thing lacks one serious input from the public. It lacks enough outrage – enough outrage at the senseless wrecking of an organization that millions of our fellow citizens have made huge emotional investment and sacrifice for. We are aiding and abating this problem to fester more than it should. We are simply providing it a fertile ground to flourish. Let’s face it. It is the failure of those of us who wish democracy, good governance and civilized politics for our country that are a huge part of the problem. We have an amazing tolerance for white lies, hearsays, innuendos and the character assassination of good people and even fan some of these back as truths. I really don’t know where we got this from. A community of people often places boundaries and declares some things unacceptable and off limits in its normal social or political discourses? When something goes off limits normal communities often express outrage. I cannot understand why we don’t. In our case it is this complacency and our inability to call wrongs by their name that is killing and humiliating us.

There may be enough blame to go around in this crisis. But we the people that are letting this happen to us and to our country have to take a chunk of this blame. By tolerating lies, corruption and arrogance in our midst, we are letting ourselves be insulted and degraded. People who want to feed us false and obscene information with the hope of changing our mind basically think we are stupid.

Our history is replete with instances where we as a people, particularly the Ethiopian elite, failed our country in many ways. But the saddest part is that we have also become a country and people that does not learn from its past mistakes. What has happened to us as a people and where is all that pride in ourselves of rich heritage and cultural decency and honesty and age old religious morality gone?

Look at one case for example. Some individuals who apparently support Ato Hailu Shaul have thought it is ingenious to call and exploit those poor families of victims of the June and November massacres to make their faction’s case. One of them is here, on the website Kinijit.org. If you listen to it and that doesn’t make you sick to the stomach, I don’t know what will. This is obscene and should disgust every sane person, political or not. I have literally begged another person from the other side who decided to retaliate by calling other victim families he knows have misgivings about Ato Hailu Shaul’s actions. Have we become a society without thresholds and limits to allow ourselves to be invaded by such nauseating indecencies and lies? There are always cheap people in society who are capable of doing this. That won’t surprise me. But what kind of people are the people who put it out as a headline on a website which claims to be the official organ of Ato Hailu’s faction? I know there are some “educated” people and others in white hairs that manage the site. Shame on them!

Then the question is what should we do other than dialogue? First we have to realize that there is no middle ground to stand on between irresponsible recklessness on the one hand and decency and reasonableness on the other. There is only one ground to stand on in the Kinijit crisis and that is to stand against this recklessness.

I will do mine here. I will talk straight. I am sure some would accuse me of pushing factional interests or supporting some individuals against others. Some of you may think I am defending Mrs. Birtukan or Dr. Berhanu and the rest on the other side. These are people who are capable of defending themselves. They don’t need my help. That is the least of my concerns. First among my objective is to keep my moral authority to be able to criticize Meles Zenawi and his authoritarian leadership that is wrecking havoc in my poor country. I do these often as most of you who read my articles know. I will be a hypocrite if I keep my mouth shut when I see a Bokassa or a Mengistu creeping inside the organization I support. My second reason is fear. I fear that young women who see Birtukan being demonized would be reluctant to come forward and join the struggle. They will be discouraged. Women in politics are already rare and I fear we are destroying an entire future for the women being inspired by her. I also fear that bright, reflective and passionate intellectuals may reconsider joining the struggle by looking at what the irresponsible reckless among us are trying to make off of people like Dr. Berhanu and Dr. Befekadu. That should worry us more than what is being done to these individuals personally. That should worry all of us the most.

Let me do my part of a straight talk here and do my responsibility. I know for some this may be like a taboo. The central problem, the pathogen, in this sickness and crisis in Kinijit is clearly and unambiguously Ato Hailu Shawul. Yes, I repeat, the problem is Ato Hailu Shaul. By virtue of his position as chairman of the organization, Ato Hailu has had a lot of leverage to command in the organization and solve many of the problems. His position comes with a lot of responsibility. He has failed to measure up to that. Add to that also his age which is an additional asset of respect at his disposal. He has enough authority to convene any discussion on any issue and challenge the rest of the leaders or supporters. What use do we have for a leader who refuses to talk to the committees he leads and allows deliberations at a time of a crisis?

Here is an example of his recklessness from a firsthand experience. As most informed people know very well, the geographic location and inception of the problem for Kinijit is North America. As an active supporter of Kinijit, I know Ato Hailu was fed with a lot of misinformation by a group in North America while he was still in prison. These are public secrets detailed elsewhere and I don’t want to rehash them here. Among other innuendoes, we know that Ato Hailu was told that Dr. Berhanu was going to overthrow him using his friends in the KIL (Kinijit International) and a lot of other crap. I never had any personal encounter with Ato Hailu, but I have always trusted and believed the problem would unravel as soon as he arrived in Washington DC and everything will be ok. I trusted he had the desire, training and quality of leadership to do that. I expected he would talk to and ask questions of all sides to the conflict and make an informed decision like any leader must. Instead he did the unthinkable. He went straight into the hands of one group of people who have been mismanaging the support movement and feeding him with their side of stories. He sat fenced there and also placed aids to screen even his phone calls to select the kind of people he would talk to. His favorite radio station was one run by an outcast thief who stole public money from fund raised to help famine victims in Ethiopia. Many of us in Washington DC who put the bulk of the fight for their release and raised the funds they needed were locked out from talking to him. I also know that he was begged to attend the September 16 gathering in DC along with the five other delegates. He refused. I know this for sure but to my surprise and to the determent of my respect for him, I heard him repeatedly say that he has not been invited. That in plain language is a lie. Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in Virginia on that day, a size that I have rarely seen, but Ato Hailu was full of his egos to even come for five minutes and say thank you for supporting Kinijit. What kind of politician does refuse to talk to you when at the same time he uses the money you raised and the labor you put in to help his organization? This is the peak of feudal arrogance and hubris that should be detested by any self respecting Ethiopian.

Even for a casual observer of his actions, it is clear that Ato Hailu is a stubborn person who wants to run Kinijit like a foreman of daily laborers rather than the democratic and modern political organization that Kinijit told us it was. As much as he deserves respect for his position and age, he should also show respect for the younger people in the leadership who, whether he likes it or not, are going to replace him tomorrow. Ethiopia’s problems are not going to be solved during his life time and he should be the first to understand that encouraging younger people must be a vital duty of a responsible person of his age and position.

But in all of these cases we as a people and community appeased him. Because of our failure to ask him to account, Ato Hailu grew more corrupt and continued to gallop from one reckless action to the other. When he saw he could get away with public badmouthing of his colleagues, he flew some of the most venomous attackers from Addis Ababa to Washington DC and had an entire afternoon of feasts on their fellow prisoners without saying any word about the real problems in the country. We sat and listened to that without any outrage. When Ato Hailu saw he could get away with that recklessness, he tried to suspend the organization’s laws and attempted to suspend the key leaders of the organization. When many good people kept silent again and refused to be outraged he went even further. He thought of running the organization like a private company, and appointed an acting president until he gets out of his hospital. See this document (here). Ato Hailu and his friends are acting like feudal barons because they found complacent people that do nothing and never get outraged. Look further and see one of the accusations he made against the individuals he tried to suspended – refer to accusation number 11 of 20. He says the 5 delegate he suspends made the crime of failing to receive him at the Airport in Washington DC when he arrived from Minnesota. Is this the kind of issue a responsible leader of a party bases the fate of a nationally respected democratic organization? Think about it. What would a man with this propensity do if he gets to a position of leading a country and commanding an army? Maybe we would have saved some lives had we shown some outrage when Mengistu massacred 60 people in one day the first time. I think we paid for our complacency.

Bringing in civilized politics, resolving political problems through open dialogue and building the country along the path of mutual respect and love were the common themes we repeatedly heard inside Kinijit. I for one decided to support Kinijit on these grounds as I am sure many did. I never knew it was being lead by such an irresponsible and abusive person. Many people confuse courage and stubbornness and portray him as a courageous person I heard some people call him by Mengisu’s favorite names – “koratu”.

I do not see a classical kind of faction making inside Kinijit. I see two groups inside it – a backward and out of date force led by Hailu Shaul and a progressive visionary force trying to wrench itself off of this and move forward. Ato Hailu wants a party that he can run like a private company and call it Kinijit. This is the little sophisticated strategy being pursued.

I think it is time to see Kinijit the organization and the Ethiopian democracy movement separately. There is a huge and unstoppable quest for democracy in Ethiopia which lacks leadership. In my view, the democracy movement must be led intelligently by a carefully crafted program and competent leadership. I think we need to focus on that and spend more time organizing. The kind of thinking I see from the “thinkers” around Ato Hailu is incompatible with the kind of leadership this democracy movement needs. Even if you let them have their way they will soon implode into a disaster. They have not shown us the ideas and alternatives they have offer for this movement. I am sorry Ato Hailu is not in good health and I wish him fast recovery. But he is the last person I will go anywhere near to look for solving the huge and complex problems of Ethiopia. Those of us who sincerely want our country to change have to understand that our complacency and indifference will have long term negative consequences on the aspirations of our people and tormented country. We need to assert our respect for our people and our own individual dignity by refusing to be a part of this recklessness.
Fekadeshewakena@yahoo.com

  1. gigi
    | #1

    Dear Fekade Shewaken! great post !

    I read your article to my best but in my opinion the central problem of Kinjit is not Mr. Hailu. I was observing for atleast the past two& half years starting from Kinjit supporters to the top individual key Kinjit leaders. As a result, I understood three key Kinjit problems:

    1. Power ambition.

    2. Haterisim& Isolationism

    3. Personal Business.(interest)

    I have pure evidence to the above listed issues. Here is one Example: HR2003 Versus $20 million. Do you know this— ” Diaspora Budget Strategy for$20m to share among 50 top experts if the Bill passes.” I think we Kinjit supporters have to realize what is happing with Kinjit. Now, Kinjit is divided in to four Major groups: Mr. Hailu group, Dr. Berhanu & friends group, Mr. Chamiso Group, and diaspora group. It is a huge problem. I have two points to be seen here; first, why Dr. Berhanu heads back home like Ms Birtukaun Mideksa? Second, Who is responsible to the money has been collected to help Kinjit from Kinjit supporters in diaspora? where is the money now?

    Thank you diaspora.

  2. abnet
    | #2

    Be part of a solution, Don’t pass and Hand out fuel and match for the elephant fight in North America,who suffer most in the past & now ,The grass .. ,Enough is enough to see our country people blood as a step ground for power, The Hero of Kinjit that shed their blood will cry out when they see the drama and finger pointing today.

  3. ejej
    | #3

    Gigi,

    What are you doing? You must be one of the merceneries who work on behalf of EPRDF.

    I know you are doing your job. you must be paid a lot of money to fuel anywhere what EPRDF wants.

    You are not smart. you are just idiot!!!

  4. alem
    | #4

    Ato Shewakena,
    SIRA FET ZEMENAWI BANDAW, YENECH BARIAW!

    Ethiopian people will not be sold out!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ethiopian people will get its freedom and democracy with the help of its real hero patriot leader Hailu Shawel.
    ERMIHIN AWTA SILTAN TIMEGNAW. Start now driving a taxi, you a former AAU instructor

    YEBESEBESE ZENAB AYFERAM! You banda groups are loosing the dirty game and are barking in every direction.

    Abugidas’ (you dont deserve this name), I know you will delete this message.

    Ethiopia forever!

  5. | #5

    Gigi,

    As I, personally, believe you are the very element of the TPLF clique. I am continuously reading your comments on abugida. The writer Fekadeshewakena tried to inform viewers about the entire problems currently happened in the KINIJIT and pointed-out how and the way to solve the problems. But you are telling us different history like power ambition. Don’t you think that the differences must be solved in such a way that Eng. Hailu’s took the decision?. Yes, we have to work out on it. Please it is important to decide for what you do and do not comment even if you are paid for doing so.

    Ethiopian will prevail.

    nahom(TD)

  6. ejej
    | #6

    Alem,

    I have never seen an idiot person like you who is sick to understand people’s desire. I am sure you are just a blind person who has lived for his HOD. You can obtain a lot of money from EPRDF for this job or writings. Are you really supporting Ato Hailu? I don’t think you know Ato Hailu. You must be one of the miserable/corrupt groups of Ato Hailu.

    I had thought Ato Hailu will provide a better message counting days. His issue has become clear after all interviews by VOA and some others. His knowledge towards leading the country became exposed. He is no more a leader of a country like Ethiopia with 80 diverse nationals, complicated history. He can stay being a leader for an IDIR with a group of corrupt individuals. It is recommendable to get rid of this kind of individual who can not help the country other than corrupt individuals. I am obliged to understand that he might have also been corrupted.

    Ato Hailu is not Hero, rather he is corrupt as long as he supported corrupted groups. His irresponsible behavior begins when he is trying to block the people’s struggle.

    Alem,

    Alem,

    Alem,

    You are not out of your mind. It is your business to send this kind of message. Do not waste your time. The Ethiopian people know this kind of people easily.

  7. Weyzendro
    | #7

    Shaleka and Hailu gangs survived at the expense of Ethiopian people struggle for freedom and democracy watch Birhanu will do the same thing by the name of armed struggle he will destroy the people struggle.

    Ethiopians please open your eye.

  8. Girum
    | #8

    Dear Ato Fekade,

    Thank you for shinning the light on the cancer that is affecting Kinijit and its diaspora supporters. It is really cowardly to sit on the fence in view of the irresponsible acts being perpeterated by the so called “Hailu Shawel” camp.

    I have been outraged but now I am beyond outrage! Any self-respecting Ethiopian who stood for the truth, should try to cut-off this malignant cancer from its system.

    The true daughters & sons of Ethiopia shall prevail!

  9. From Gojam
    | #9

    First to be clear
    You are writing a mile long story or a sentence, it reaches nowhere but stays among the Diasporas and achieved nothing, just blah blah. The mentally healthy and wealthy Ethiopian people back home don’t have access of internet blogs because of stupid Diaspora so called Ethiopians are working day and night to destroy the country spreading hateful and lies messages against the country. Blogs like ER(Eritrean review), EMF and the likes are happily serving the anti Ethiopian groups such as shabia, OLF and ONLF.

    I didn’t expect individual like the writer here above one day will be part of the Ethiopian enemy group namely the Birhanu gangs who was a prominent EPRP during dergue era, big EPRDF supporter while implementing the education policy and the man who accepts and uses the Ethiopian landlocked map in his book created by the GOVT ignoring the serious Ethiopian people position about.

    Remember, All lies about dirty weapons in Iraqi came from the Iraqis living in Diaspora. The one who is living In Germany was the best informant to CIA and latter on he admitted he lied all about. All oppositions including chalabi lied about cheating the international community to attack Iraqi because of safety to they world. The only thing they want was overthrowing sadam with any means necessary. It did happen and look what is going on in Iraq now. The Stupid Ethiopian Diasporas also are looking the same thing to happen to Ethiopia.

    That will never happen. The GOVT, opposition under the respected Hailue shawel leadership and the Ethiopian people back home know about the Diasporas Motive. They also know the Birtukan group is an Agent to the Diasporas facilitating the destabilizing and destruction of the country from inside.

    Stay away where you are. Ethiopia doesn’t need you as you left her thinking she was not enough for you. The more I see the stupid and layer Diasporas, the closer I become to the govt I didn’t like before. Because it is not about me but my country. I don’t want to see Ethiopia in the hands of the Islamic/barbaric OLF, ONLF and shabia ever created and lived to be against Ethiopia.

    Cry, Cry, Cry in abroad. Ethiopia is much more than you thinkk of her. Not you but your message also don’t reach Ethiopia. I’m happy they are not reading and witnessing how some Diasporas are hopeless and failed people.

  10. Tasew
    | #10

    Dr. Fekade Shewakena,

    Since the start of the crisis, I do agree that Ato Hailu has made many wrongs. Though it is not excusable, we can have some explications or understandings for his reckless behavior. Given that a close confident of Dr. Birhanu and an ex- TPLF employee known for his contempt to Amharas (Ato Andargachew Tsige) has organized new support groups all over the world, it is hard for AEUP members to see, after 16 years of struggle, kinijit to be led by ex-TPLF cliques.

    However, arguing on Ato Hailu’s wrongdoings can’t make the other side crystal clear. If the G5 were visionary and in search of unity, I believe, they could have suspended for some time their American tour (before the Boston meeting) and discussed the problem Face to Face with Ato Hailu. Rather than doing that they continued and encouraged a negative media campaign against Ato Hailu.

    In your writing, you have made a corruption accusation against Ato Hailu & co. Do you have any evidence for that? Unless you show us the evidence for your accusation, I don’t see any difference between your case and that of TPLF’s accusation against the Kinijit leaders. It can only be seen as accusation for political/ factional interest.

    For me both factions and their supporters are wrong and should

    - immediately stop badmouthing people who might be good references
    - step outside their comfort zone & come to dialogue
    - acknowledge mistakes and take action to learn from them

    Both factions should learn to respect each other. “If you can’t be diplomatic and communicate in a manner that shows that you respect others’ points of view, colleagues won’t want you around no matter how talented you are.”

    Wishing you a happy new year!

  11. Anon…
    | #11

    -I know Ato Hailu was fed with a lot of misinformation by a group in North America while he was still in prison.

    Do you mean to say the BB group was simply dormant during their imprisonment?.The public can make its own judgement..

    -As you put it, “There are hundreds of audio, video and written records for anyone to see.People who want to feed us false and obscene information with the hope of changing our mind basically think we are stupid”.
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    - He says the 5 delegate he suspends made the crime of failing to receive him at the Airport in Washington DC when he arrived from Minnesota organization?

    …plus 19 other alleagations which the public has witnessed and will make its own judgement.
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    -.. Women in politics are already rare and I fear we are destroying an entire future for the women….I also fear that bright, reflective and passionate intellectuals may reconsider joining the struggle……he tried to suspend the organization’s laws and attempted to suspend….appointed an acting president until he gets out of his hospital. Ato Hailu grew more corrupt.

    There is a REACTION TO EVERY ACTION triggered by the initiater. Was it ok for him to appoint KIL during imprisonment, and not appoint an acting chairman during his absence, post his request to suspend the five delegates INCLUDING THE DEPUTY CHAIR PERSON?. Again, women, intellectuals and the young can take their own judgement.
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    -What kind of politician does refuse to talk to you when at the same time he uses the money you raised and the labor you put in to help his organization?.

    Yours and others expectation of financial contribution should not always guarantee your mentality of reciprocation. A representative of BB’s faction, the North America’s “eleceted chairman”, Ato Aklog Lamnieh and Chairman Hailu have talked in September, unless your expectation is beyond this. Money is not above some one’s principle. It can not be bought in some cases. Both sides have contributed funds. Infact, one of the most active diaspora CUD exectutives who is now a member of KIC/ now considered the faction of chairman Hailu Shawel and Co., was a tireless energy very active in traveling through states and fund raising for the party in 2006.
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    -This is the peak of feudal arrogance and hubris that should be detested by any self respecting Ethiopian.

    These terms have become conventional labels: Dergist, Feudalsit etc. When it works out, so and so is an Ethiopian hero/ine, when it does not, the same is an extremist, a fara, a dictator etc. YOU, YOUR SELF (As a staff ) HAD BEEN CRITICISED FOR BEING AN INFORMANT TO DERG ON STUDENTS OF THE THE THEN HATILESELASSIE (NOW AA) U. Why do you push the envelope?.

    I am neither for feudal, derg, Ato Hailu’ faction, BB’s faction, or EPRDF. I try to take the good from each and that evolves to a future belief. In recent times, more appealing a choice had been the KINIJIT that was highly promoted as ONE from 2005-to October 2006, ITS IDEAL, THE SUPPORT IT RECEIVED FROM ETHIOPIAN VOTERS INSIDE THE COUNTRY. Now, knowing what we know, the current factions have been seen betraying some of its manifesto specialy when it comes to INDEPENDENT MEDIA.

    In the end, hopefully self respect Ethiopiawinet comes from seeing the closest truth, balance, reality, sanity, practicality and applicable democracy where it is found. Democracy alone is not enough, and who administers it in its cover and how, will be as significant. Propaganda, high scale campaign, commercialsm, rhetoric does not necessarily lift its meaning when it is practised with out reasonable values of exemplery and well packaged leadership. There have been several examples not limited to the ninteen allegations. Call it humanistic and /or cultural values, but you do not want to have a double standard and pretend that it did not matter.
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    -We need to assert our respect for our people and our own individual dignity by refusing to be a part of this recklessness.

    There is no political or philosophical difference to talk of or start a dialogue on….There is only one ground to stand on in the Kinijit crisis and that is to stand against this recklessnessto call and exploit those poor families of victims of the June and November 2005 massacres to make their faction’s case.

    Do not the VICTIM’S FAMILIES have the right and individual freedom and dignity to make a choice and decide if they want to be heard or not?.
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    -When something goes off limits, normal communities often express outrage. In my view this whole thing lacks one serious input from the public. It lacks enough outrage . The pathogen causing the sickness can be very easily isolated. Some of it is too glaring to miss unless we willfully close our eyes…
    Sensible people are open to weigh out both sides. They do not close their eyes to one side of the problem like cadres, brain washed people or those who refuse to see both sides. What is threatening here is when each side thinks their way is the ABSOLUTE RIGHT and NOT even willing to “SEE” the others side OR BE a contributor to a complete focus of A CALL FOR PUBLIC OUTRAGE AGAINST A CHAIRMAN and company when the going gets taugh. You seem to disregard the fact, that he has as many and more supporters and organized support groups who were totaly ignored by your BB’s delegation tour in North America. The BB faction supporters whose followers these days keep reminding us theirs is the true Kinijit are at odds in their relation with Chairman Hailu’s supporters. That brings an out rage from the public. The BB faction, no matter what our short memory, is not with out faults which you ignored to mention.
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    -I for one had enough. We are aiding and abating this problem to fester more than it should.

    You seem to be doing that. I think as your splinter faction is heading to become what ever version of Kinijit, you are steering more hostilty towards the other faction, and there by indirectly degrading “Kinijit”. Chances are, you will go your way soon. I for one as a member of the public is the opinion that this article is NEITHER about dialogue NOR a A FAIR CALL FOR PUBLIC OUTRAGE. This is a 20/95 vision and version of a “national” political party’s faction. Members of the public have their own lives to live. There are war threats to and around Ethiopia, as you put it, “my poor country”. If the “moment is too late for dialogue”, why call on the public to waist yours and readers time with such article?.

    May be, you should attempt another article in how the public can become a part and perceive Kinijit as one or its split, and contribute to its positive change. That will be more inviting and motivating than a call for outrge of your version of the other faction of Kinijit.
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  12. j.p.h
    | #12

    Thank you compatriot Fekade Shewakena for your inspiring advice as it always happen to be,

    I feel a lot of “weyane” agents have infiltrated to this wonderful web site. Abugidawoch please delate some of the irrelevant propaganda of mercenaries – it hurts the struggle against tyranny!
    We have to discuss in civilized manner without insults forwarding to any one.

    My opinion about “Kinijit” is:
    1)Kinijit has got historical moral obligation to bring about democracy and freedom to the masses of Ethiopia. Remember thousands have paid their lives; ten thousands have been tortured and imprisoned by trusting this great party to guide them to victory. Thousands in the “diasporas” have been supporting the party in terms of providing important and useful ideas, financial support etc…
    2) The owner of “KINIJIT” is Ethiopian people’s hearts and minds (as our leaders stated by them selves), it doesn’t belong to any of the individuals despite their important role to bring about the unity of different parties. When we say this we have to make sure that we have to give credit and honor to those who struggled hard to make this powerful party of the people reach this stage. Those heroes don’t deserve insults but rewards from the people of Ethiopia (some days this may come true)
    3) The tyrannical government waited for a long to see a microscopic crack in order to infiltrate and destroy since that was and is its specialty. I think it has succeeded to do that.Now the people feel as if their strong shepherds have abandoned them so that they are prone to be eaten by hungry hyenas. “Be jiboch atasbochikun” as we say it in Amharic.
    4) We have forgotten about the Anuak Massacre, The AU massacre, The Awasa, Jima, Addis, Ogaden, Gonder etc… brutal slaughters and atrocities perpetrated up on innocent and unarmed people. What a shame?
    5) We have to leave aside our diferences and try to unit once again despite ups and downs.
    the Gonder, Ogaden massacres. We have forgotten about all these atrocities and are fighting among ourselves, innocents against other innocents to please the real and deadly enemy.

    KINIJIT is one!
    Ethiopia shall prevail!

  13. Zemenu Derese
    | #13

    Anon wrote,
    “Do you mean to say the BB group was simply dormant during their imprisonment? The public can make its own judgement”

    No they were very active human volcanos’ ever happened in human history.

    -While the Ethiopian people were doing their best including prayers and the Diasporas were demonstrating and lobbying for their release, the Gangs under Birhanu leadership were lobbying against the rest of Kinijit members in prison. It is cruelty and how can some one trust these individuals again to the country matters when they are distrustful to their comrades while they were including in prison?
    Who sent the empty soul Andargachew in the name of Kinijit to join the Anti Ethiopian groups created, chaired and directed by OLF, shabia and ONLF in the name of dead AFD? We know it was Birhanus group from prison.

    These are just few examples. The Ethiopian people know everything about them. I’m sure; Birhanu will not go back to Ethiopia, as he knows he successfully damaged the country. What he is going to do is just using the legacy in order to get some doors open for money as he is doing right now. He also will use the situation in Ethiopia in order to make a living in abroad until his evil mission is exposed.
    By the way he was not elected Mayor of Addis. According to the Kinijit rules, after the election the Lidetu party had the right to become Mayor. But we know what the Birhanu group did to Lidetu in order him to leave out of Kinijit. Then there came a gap to be filed and according to the reliable sources Birhanu himself asked to be appointed by kinijit members to become Mayor. That means he is not elected but appointed because of he purposely avoid Lidetu from Kinijit. For this reason stop saying elected Mayor. No one elected him just appointed but not confirmed.

    j.p.h

    when individuals like you confronted with the truth and reality, as usual you are calling names. We are not talking here about as you say about woyane. We are talking about Ethiopia. Do you think we care about any blog doesn’t allow us to discuss about Ethiopia? We don’t. because we know all those blogs are not reached to the Ethiopian people we ( the vast majority) care a lot about. The anti Ethiopian blogs are also know started from ER, EMF and many be one or few more others. The rest are Ethiopian blogs. You asked abugida to delete some comments. If Abugida is not pro Ethiopia serving the country interest independently, it wouldn’t use the name Abugida the first place to be identified itself with unless…

  14. Anon…
    | #14

    Zemenu Derese,

    I hear you very well. Some times, we want it to work out and move on, but it just drags on, and facts after facts become convincing that there had been an element of deception, and to be aware.

  15. gigi
    | #15

    Nahom ! don’t be parasite.

    Stay alone,don’t mix up.Try to get the fact first before you cross the line. There is no way to argue even a friction of words unless you follow the fact.Open your eyes & push your mind to realize something differently.

    ejej ! thank you for your arrogant respond to me. but I respect you even if you are so narrow, emotional person. Let me ask you this— how much did you pay to support your body Berhanu? where is the money now? is the money in the hand of Kinjit’s account or Berhanu’s friends account?

    I can argue you there is no place for haterisim, isolationism, and recist thinking in our common land– Ethiopia. Check the fact first then come up with good solution. Don’t point your fingur on some one because of him/her different from your idea— this because belive or not every body is different–so, every body has different ideas & solutions. Don’t close the case by insulting some one. Tell the truth and then expect the solution. I personally can support any political party. It is my 100% right to do so and you can support EPRDF and it is your full right to do so. In my view , I believe the problems in kinlit crise is not lack of visionary but lacks of intergrity, harmony, power ambition, greediness, & over confident.

    I think some of the kinjit leaders shuold be testified for their wrong doing sooner or later.

  16. j.p.h
    | #16

    “Zemenu Derese”
    You said talk about Ethiopia but leave alone “weyanne”, ok if you really want to talk about Ethiopia please respond to my discussions I labeled above. I will repeat in part as follows
    3) The tyrannical government waited for a long to see a microscopic crack in order to infiltrate and destroy since that was and is its specialty. I think it has succeeded to do that. Now the people feel as if their strong shepherds have abandoned them so that they are prone to be eaten by hungry hyenas. “Be jiboch atasbochikun” as we say it in Amharic.
    4) We have forgotten about the Anuak Massacre, The AU massacre, The Awasa, Jima, Addis, Ogaden, Gonder etc… brutal slaughters and atrocities perpetrated up on innocent and unarmed people. What a shame?
    5) We have to leave aside our diferences and try to unit once again despite ups and downs.
    the Gonder, Ogaden massacres. We have forgotten about all these atrocities and are fighting among ourselves, innocents against other innocents to please the real and deadly enemy.

  17. sis
    | #17

    Pls, say something the old fasion of dictatorship in Kinjit specially the one with the website kinjit.org. Most people are far beyond this centuries old fassion. It is possible to leave dictators on their empty minds and their empty office and go forward with other name like “KINIJIT FOR TRUTH” after one more call for dictator minded members and legal appeal on them for breaking the rule of law.

    Supportes will have the power to force leaders and council members to go on the way of people need leaving their rubbish thought immediately.

    Let’s have campain on evil minded kinjit members as we did on EPRDF with our peacefull weapon like arguement, money and demonstration every where in the world.

    We will succeed and united again very fast.

    Sisay

  18. galasa
    | #18

    there is no way get out to these mass an less the old ethiopia distroyed.

  19. galasa
    | #19

    hanga biyyattiin ethiopia jedhamtee humnaan ijaaramte tun humnaan buqqaatee dhabamtutti biyyiti ethiopia jedhamtu nagaya hin argattu.
    ummatni oromoo kan biyyaa fi mirgi isaa irraa fudhatame kun biyyaa fi mirga isaa hanga deebifatutti, habashootni yoo hangam aangoo irratti wol lolanillee biyya sana keessatti nagaya buusuu hin danda,an.
    biyyiti ethiopia jedhamtu tun hanga oromoon biyya isaa argatuuf waayee nagayaa yaaduun eebjuu dha.

  20. Anon…
    | #20

    Yesterday, there was a post on ethio….com, today on (EMF.com), a print interview in Amharic that Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam gave from Ethiopia.

    Since my prior comment on Ato Fekede’s opinion is as well realted to this interview, here is a quote from Fekade, “….appointed an acting president until he gets out of his hospital.” and the rest of his critique.
    ——–

    I assume that, during the time period of suspention, Ato Hailu’s deputy, Wt. Birtukan has some limitation until the matter is resolved. Chairman Hailu Shawel has a tentative touring plan in NA through February inspite of a recent surgery that requires healing. In the mean time, to the average and unbiased observer, it seems proper that he has designated Ato Abayneh Berhanu to take charge of some of his position, and thus represent him until he returns.

    According to Prof. Mesfin Woldemariam, it violates Kinijit’s bi law contrary to Ato Hailu refering to a different article of Kinijit’s rules. The prof. even takes it further by implying that it will lead into dictatorship. His Oct. 16 interview with VOA and German radio came some what late after so much confusion had been under way during the delegation’s visit of the BB-5 to North America. He suggested to support and work around the vice chairperson he had been known to be very close to as well as belonged in the same party, both as Kestedemena’s members.

    All due respect to Prof. Mesfin and congratulations on his recovery from his recent surgery.

    As a former Kestedemena member, his inclination had been obvious. If he means well for the spirit of the party and bring his wise council to Kinijit, why does he intervine in such a way that it creates suspicion about his integrity?. If he finds the appointement of Ato Abayeh as not legitmate, he has a responsiblity to give a ccomplete interview with explanation, so as not to misguide and create more room for attack and hostility that is pouring from some of the BB supporters, including a couple of the media.
    Ever since the release of Kinijit’s leaders, the news is first distibuted through their respective media of the two factions before the involved parties are informed. (atleast in most cases).

    Pro. Mesfin seems to be involved and yet gives the appearance of an objective concerned citizen. The fact of the matter is that he has his preferences as well as wish that Kinijit will continue to be ONE.

    In one of his latest interviews, He associated Medhin as having communist basis, AEUP as feudal (Ye Geta na Ye LoLay system), and skipped what his former party exactly is, except define him self as a democratic socialist. In all of this, his role in Kinijit seems to be at his conveniency, even though I do not doubt his cocern and committement to the Ethiopian people. I wish there is a way he confers with all parties involved before he releases his opinion to the public. His most recent interviw was given to the BB affiliated news paper, Addis Neger, which publication is in Ethiopia.

    It might be time that all of Kinijit’s bi laws be availble to the public, so familiarity and a fair involvement clarifies the confusion.

  21. Anon…
    | #21

    galasa Says:
    December 30th, 2007 at 6:07 am
    there is no way get out to these mass an less the old ethiopia distroyed
    ———————-
    galasa,

    There will be no Kinijit with out old Ethiopia. In fact, the two factions differences in out look, some times is a reminder of the student movement of the early seventys vs the status quo and traditional system, students with out a well placed and balanced direction. That move was derived from some foregin influence which did not have a direct support from the same (one and/or two more of the then major powers extentions), and eventualy gave way to a military control.

    Ethiopia is not exactly in times of peace right now although it gives that illusion, and a major party going in pieces in an age of heavy handed media, asks for care and caution

    Chances are that your mission is directed more from the Oromo Liberation Front.

    The old Ethiopia might improvise, but will continue to embress its values including soverignity. Some people prefer CUD because it opposes article 39 and 40. OLF might carry a dialogue with Kinijit, but their mission are different.

    For you, to get out of the mess might mean less nationalism and lack of Unity of Ethiopians which mess will open a door for seccession of Oromo. Wish not, as you may not like it.

  22. Habte
    | #22

    Anon,anon, anon

    “lack of Unity of Ethiopians which mess will open a door for secession of Oromo.”

    What are you talking about?

    Let me give you some facts.
    The present Saudi Arabia is created in 1906. Before that they were many kings and rulers in the country. The present Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and so on created after WWI, the Ottoman Empire are eliminated. Turkey itself is created in 1919. Except Ethiopia the rest of African nations were not countries before colonization and became nations after colonization, which means after 1952. Of course except Egypt. Egypt was partially an independent state since 1919.

    What we learn from here is that the present Ethiopian territory is partially reunited in 1860s is older that even the Saudi, Turkey and other nations. Before 1529 before the Ahmed Gragn invasion, the Abyssinians boundary was as far as the Indian Ocean, part of Sudan, and Uganda, Rwanda. There are Ethiopian livings in those areas today. The Tutsi are chased by Hutus saying “go back home to Abyssinia.”
    Because of the Ottoman and Arabs direct involvement of the Muslim invasion of the Christians Abyssinians between 1529-1543 that led to the destruction of the Abyssinians kingdom and created the zemene mesafint. Thanks to our Christian European brothers and sisters assistance the Abyssinians managed to defeat the Muslim invaders, but the damage they caused shaped the area as it is today.
    The great shewa kingdom was ruling from base in Debre Brhan before the invasion came. Queen Elleny who was a Hadiya beautiful woman was the wife of the king Jacob and she was a powerful woman. She died in 1520 and the full-scale invasion happened since 1529.

    Despite the Muslim have been defeated, the area where the Oromos are occupying today became weak and abandoned. The Galas that were 100% nomad and had no any contact with modern life, able to occupy the land in the northern balie region. As the history says, they appear first in the corner of balie. Then, they started to occupy massively following their grazing animals the rest of the country and soon managed to occupy the whole balie, part of harar, Arusi, shewa, part of sidamo, welega (Damot), kefa, illibabour and the rest of the country.
    Read about the Hadiya, Kembata, sidamam, the three kingdom of keffat, damot (welega) and the Ethiopian History before the gala came there, how and when they came and how they were looked like, you will all know the truth.
    Pure Oromos are dark skinned like Somalis in the rural areas. Because some Somalis in cities and towns in Somalia are mixed with Arabs and they are not pure Somalias. Pure oromos in Ethiopia are living only Deep South in balie. Others are mixed with the key, Key dama, teyim, teyim dama, and Tikur skinned with unique face structure which is the abyssinians look. That is why you find much more the abyssinians look like oromos in the country than the Somalian look likes

    By the way the international anthropologist came in contact the first time with the word gala not more than 100 years a go. The word oromo is given to them by Dergue since 1974. The word Oromia is given to them by shabia leadership. Roman empire means people without country. That is why there are Romans (gypsies) in Europe. Is the idea of oromo came from the idea of Roman Empire( People without boarder/country.).

    The massive gala migration history story is the still untouched but will be to the very detail. All is registered detail by detail. It is not about Amhara, Tigre or Oromo issue but it is all Ethiopian Ethnic group issue. All Ethnic groups have something to deal with the massive gala migration with massacre and cruelty against the local people all over the country they are occupying today.
    We have to talk, act and walk based on the truth. This will help all of us. Trying to create own fake story to become a history will not work. Not only Ethiopians but the world knows what happened in Ethiopia at least the last 500 years. Don’t be angry of something like that but face the reality and the truth.

  23. hana
    | #23

    Professor mesfin is no longer a member of kinijit. He abandoned his membership with written letter long a go.

    I think after having three regimes behind, this man is getting confused and old. It will better if he shut his old mouth rather than became a disgraced old man and die with it with regret his family.

  24. Anon…
    | #24

    As a founder of Ethiopian Human Right Council Organization 16 years ago, and his recent title as “father of human right” in Ethiopia, some of the role he played in past regimes under critcism was gradualy fading.

    As one of the biggest tasks of Kinijit is a release of the rest of political prisoners, one would expect him to to take the lead for that cause.

    Even if he chooses to comment on the political aspect of Kinijit, as many people have come to trust him, he has an exceptional responsiblity in how he discloses his views, which are not timely enough any way.

    I just don’t get it!!!

  25. | #25

    Ato hailu mesirat ke migebachew sewoch gar mesirat sinoribachew ahun kekinijit sewoch teleyitew ke eprp sewoch gar eseralew bilew binsu minim lewut liyametu ayichilum menigedachew yetebelashe kedimokrasina kehak yeteleye bemehonu ye ethiopian tigil wode huwala megotet jemirewal.silezih arfew beshitachewun biyasitamimu yishalal.sew mewashet kejemere ewunet yinageral bilo betebek memognet new.

  26. Hailemichael
    | #26

    It is Surprising
    Last time I browse the so-called ER website and I was totally ashamed of Elias Kifle’s worthless articles. ELIAS said he want readers to choose MAN OF THE YEAR who had a good contribution in 2007 for the blessed cause of Ethiopia and its people. And from the list he presented, he mentioned the name of the brutal and authoritarian dictator of Eritrea, ISAIAS AFEWERKI.Despite we have different perceptions and understandings towards the incumbent government of Ethiopia, but what we know is that currently this brutal dictator is working day and night to destabilize and disintegrate Ethiopia through his mercenaries like OLF,ONLF and Somalia’s Islamist. The notorious dictator always trays to destabilize not only Ethiopia but also the entire region for the seek of making Eritrea a powerful nation in the horn. Currently this brutal dictator has been changed Eritrea to a land of hell and prison to its innocent citizens. There is no free press, constitution, opposition parties and budget in ISAIAS’s Eritrea.
    But our crazy ELIAS KIFLE wants to call the name of infamous and poisonous brutal dictator as THE MAN OF TH YEAR. He is calling Issayas Afwerke as the man of the year, which is unbelievable, and mind blowing.
    My fellow Ethiopians, please try to advice the crazy ELIAS KIFLE or tell him to see psychiatrist for his health.
    Hailemichael
    Mekelle, Tigray
    Ethiopia

  27. Anon…
    | #27

    A call for public outrage vs Kinijit’s rules.

    Fortunately, today, Kinijitethiopia.org has posted the initial 2005 ( Eth cal. 1997) rules. For some reasons, it also skips some numbers. May be that is the way it had been (Eg. from article # 18 to 21, 24 to 27 etc.).

    It seems for the current issue, reading Article 24 is suggested by the same web site. “Splinter” as it might have been perceived to be, the principle and manifesto of Kinijit seems to be a common ground for both factions. It was very thoughtful of Kinijitethiopia. org to post it fitting the current affairs of CUD.

    If my understanding is correct, it seems the Chairman of the party/Ato Hailu Shawel’s recent suspention of the five CUD Exectutive members was based on Article 42, 42.1.

    He had 20 allegations, some of us may not be certain about #7. I trust that his information could be true as he did not have an official account of records as requested to be submited by certain dead line. His allegation appears to be justified through Article 41.

    The suggested reading Article 24 is where the grey area is. If the five CUD exectutive members are suspended under Article 42, in what way do the five/BB-5, exercise their position until the resolution is passed.

    Ato Fekade,

    I know you write several articles. and the first and most memorable I read by you is Ogaden/April 24,Blood bath in Ethiopia/Selective outrage. Much else I have not, except the recent one, “The opressed people of Nation and Nationalities”, kind of lengthy and have not finished yet. I came with the impression that, it can make a story telling book with a message with pictures included.

    I did not mean to be harsh, but found my self in exact feed back the way I found your article. as the current CUD crisis is knocking through the medium and unavoidable.

    Lately, it revolves around a handful of names, and most recently the extreme obsession of the opposing faction with the name Hailu Shawel Hailu Shawel, as if he was not a part of a long struggle, and highly admired as yesteryears hero and recognized by the same faction.

    In order for members of the public to be as OUTRAGED as you expect it to be, knowing the rules, applicable ethics, and how Kinijit weighs humanistic and cultural values as opposed to the general public. matters.

    There was a sense of outrage by the public as Kinijit “leaders” started their arrival in America and exposed the unofficial differences as well stated and alleged by the chairman.

    Aparently, both Dr. Birhanu (who currently seems to be doing partialy Dr, Yacob’s foreign relation duties, as he is calling for meetings of different chapters in North America) and Chairman Hailu who will be touring and meeting his side of the support groups are both in North America.

    May be “dialogue” at some point could be fitting unless what is taking place in Ethiopia through the direction of these two people results in what is unpredicatable.

  28. Tsehaye
    | #28

    Dear Mr. Fekade Shewakena,

    Reading your article: What does the Kinijit Crisis Need: Dialogue or
    Outrage?

    I can’t believe this article was written by the same Fekade Shewakena I
    know – a writer who has been touching us all with the most inspiring
    articles during the 2005 election. Specially the one addressed to Melese
    Zenawi.

    Obviously you are frustrated like most of us by the infighting among Kinijit
    leaders. And you have taken sides with the Dr. Berhanu Nega group. By
    reading your article I came to the conclusion that you are among the many
    Diaspora activists who are not helping the leaders to solve their own
    problems.

    Dear Mr. Fekade Shewakena,

    Kinijit is a 2 years old party. Some of the leaders like the respected Dr.
    Berhanu Nega and Mrs. Birtukan Medikssa started their political carrier with
    Kinijit – in Dr. Berhanu’s case one year before the creation of Kinijit. So
    for most of us whose families and friends have been sacrificed during the 16
    years old struggle with Eng. Hailu Shawel against the TPLF mercenaries is
    very difficult and hurtful to read your article which in my view is very
    shallow and lacks a great deal of facts.

    Your statement below is not compatible with the reality of the 4 parties
    that created Kinijit:
    ” I do not see a classical kind of faction making inside Kinijit. I see two
    groups inside it – a backward and out of date force led by Hailu Shaul and a
    progressive visionary force trying to wrench itself off of this and move
    forward.”

    Eng. Hailu Shawel didn’t simply drop in the middle of the struggle to lead
    Kinijit. He has been there for many years in the dangerous political arena of Ethiopia
    (urban and rural) with a lot of sacrifices. In all due respect, for you and
    other Diaspora Ethiopians, who has been far away from your beloved country
    for many years, to come out and insult him like this is not justified. It is
    also a disrespect to the millions of people who has been on his side through
    out the political struggle.

    Perhaps I may ask you the following question: Why did Dr. Birhanu Nega and
    the Keste Damena group (“the progressive”) initiated the formation of the
    coalition with the AEUP (“the backward”) while knowing, according to them
    that Eng. Hailu Shawel was “a backward politician”,: “a Feudal”, “a
    Dictator” “a denokoro” etc.

    Why still continue to maintain the union with his former party the AEUP at
    any cost? If the intention is to take control of the AEUP (a party founded
    by Eng. Hailu Shawel) infrastructure by getting rid of him, then that will
    even bring more chaos and instability among the pro democracy movement.

    Dear Mr. Fekade Shwakena,

    If the two factions in Kinijit can not work together, then at least let us
    help them to have an amicable divorce. Who knows, one day in the future, the
    may need each other to help Ethiopia in its journey to democracy.

    To help you understand or look at the other side of the story, please read a
    critical appraisal written by Bekele Habte: titled – “The Rise and Debacle
    of Kinjit” Part I,II,III,IV. Posted at website: http://www.ethiofact.com.

    If there is an outrage then that outrage should be directed to the BBBs.

    Although I have a different opinion than yours, I am respectful to your
    dedication to help my country Ethiopia in its long and treacherous journey
    to democracy.

    Regards
    Tsehaye!

  29. koki
    | #29

    All of you who made naegative comments about the article should take time and look into yourselves. Fekade gave us a serious challenge for reflection and tried to ask questions of the social traits in it. He is not trying to promote a groups interst here. He is concerned more about the future. All of you who carry water for Hailu shaul lack the mind to speak the truth. Hailu is the chairman and takes a lot of responsibility. He has not and he has failed all of us. Even if you like him as a person you cannot deny this unless you want to close your eyes. Hailu Shawl is a distructive person

  30. Anon…
    | #30

    Dear Habte,

    Thank you for the the exerpt on history in a very nice and informative summary. Ethiopia has a long history, and as liberation fronts like OLF evolve, they rewrite their own version. I appreciate your effort, and your post is motivating to read more history of different versions specially about Oroma.

    A segment of my post you have pasted refers to OLF. I responded to galasa the way I did because it was one of the typical attitude of OLF members and/or followers. Here is his post. His follow up comment was written in Oromogna, and I could not understand it.

    galasa: “there is no way get out to these mass an less the old ethiopia distroyed”

    My response: “For you, to get out of the mess might mean less nationalism and lack of Unity of Ethiopians which mess will open a door for seccession of Oromo. Wish not, as you may not like it.”

    ——–
    If you have pulications or have suggestions, or a web site, I will be interested to keep getting informed. I hope that you read this post.

  31. Anon…
    | #31

    Dear Abugida editors and affiliates, families and friends,

    Happy New Year, 2008

    To: You and Yours

    —————-

    To: The author of this article which call became a provoking message, there are now four more authors who wrote in response, around it, or advocating for dialogue. You have done well.

    Happy New year to the author and all forum participants on this blog.

  32. Benberu
    | #32

    Anon are U debetra?

  33. Anon…
    | #33

    Benbirr,

    You question is not quite clear to me. If you find a proper amharic defination of what exactly debtera mean, it will help me answer your question. Some words like “debtera” are also used as a slang, or in its different versions in different circles. So I am neither clear about its defination nor really know what exactly what a debtera is or does.

    One thing I know, the web site debteraw.com, by having nick named its possibly living hero TGM as debteraw, and in the way it reflects with literature, poetry, politics, history and much more, has most likely made the word debtera more acceptable than its traditional and deragtory meaning as a mythical illusion practised through “real or fake knowledge and wisdom” or a variation of the same, with some worldly priest in pretense or real the knowledge of prophesy.

    The first time I saw the website and with its open book and pen beautifuly placed as its symbol, the word defter=note book( some might say, debter) came to my mind. As debtera/debteraw could also mean of wisdom of the books. In a slang (bookish), as in the myth of a “real or fake debtera” might have to refer or recite some words from whatever book, real or self made?.

    Honestly, pardon my lack of knowledge about debtera , but you and/or others, hopefuly will inform us its real meaning and duty. Traditionaly, debteras are aslo happen to be men. I never heard of a woman debtera.

  34. Anon…
    | #34

    Benberu,

    Correctio: I am sorry I mispelled your name.

  35. Ethiopian
    | #35

    Let’s admit that we have got a huge problem here. If we deny that then, we can’t go forward, but jump on the same spot. Why are we accusing woyane or TPLF or whatever they are called, while the people within the same political party and same ambition can not even communicate in a civil manner. And most of sold out their country and people for MONEY! for money?!! Specially those who died for the cause, can you imagine. They are just amazing, how are this politicians diffrent from what we have now or the previous? Well apart from those who are really trying hard to cash in from the chaos, every ordinary normal people can clearly see there is none. Hailu Shawel,…. and Co, and the rest all the Kinijit Crew, shame on you for letting the Ethiopian people down. And as they said God works in a mysterious way, and saved us from you guy’s before you destroy what’s left.
    Ethiopia is being looked after and at by God, nothing else. Even the present gov, will not go without being given good lesson. But most of all let’s stop accusing each other and work for one Ethiopia, and one people. May God bless our country and the world.

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