Sebhat Nega’s double language

March 6th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Indian Ocean Newsletter N° 1209 03/03/2007

Although he does sometimes needle Meles Zenawi, Sebhat Nega is still a steadfast defender of the present government team.

An executive of the Endowment Fund For the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT), a consortium of companies supporting the government, and a member of the central committee of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF, hard core of the coalition in power in Addis Ababa), even though he did leave this party’s executive committee in September 2006, Sebhat Nega has for a long time been the grey eminence of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. He is currently on a trip to Washington, where he is staying in his late brother’s large house, and has taken advantage of his presence there to meet some members of the Ethiopian Diaspora from Tigray (in the North of Ethiopia). According to information obtained by The Indian Ocean Newsletter in Washington from a well-informed source about these meetings, Sebhat Nega discussed mainly the “dangers which face the TPLF and the Tigrayans”?.He did not always have the same language during his private conversations with various people, blowing sometimes hot, sometimes cold about the opposition. But his overall message was to call the expatriate Tigrayans not to be duped by the “chauvinistic”? Amhara, citing the name of the owner of the ethiomedia.com web site. Justifying Meles Zenawi’s policies, he told his audience that he considered that letting the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (CUPD, opposition) win the election in 2005 would have come down to letting the partisans of the old regime come back to the surface, which would have led to a massacre of Tigrayans. He reiterated that “enemies like the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Party”? should be neutralised “by all possible means”? and did not hide that he was personally in favour of condemning Hailu Shawel and the other opposition leaders imprisoned.

Still speaking in informal discussion with members of the Tigrayan Diaspora, Sebhat Nega considered that the military incursion into Somalia had been necessary to keep the support of the United States, but that the Ethiopian forces would leave Mogadishu as soon as possible. He admitted that differences of opinion had appeared with President Hassan Omar el Bashir of Sudan due to this Ethiopian military intervention in Somalia and due to the fact that Meles Zenawi had not supported Bashir’s candidature to the presidency of the African Union (AU). He also pointed out that at the same time the Eritrean President Issayas Afeworki had got closer to Bashir. Nevertheless, for Sebhat Nega, the EPRDF, in power in Addis Ababa, must maintain good relations with Bashir to stop the Ethiopian opposition from having the slightest chance of using Sudan as a base.

  1. Mesfin
    | #1

    Sebhat said”…he considered that letting the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (CUPD, opposition) win the election in 2005 would have come down to letting the partisans of the old regime come back to the surface, which would have led to a massacre of Tigrayans.” Well, the CUDP leaders have no army, no weapon. All they got is their brain, peace, unity and democracy for all Ethiopians. Sebhat’s bull crap is the same kind of story that Woyanne has been using to mislead our Tigrayan brothers and sisters. At this point it is clear to many of us that Meles and his friends such as Sebhat Nega are a big enemy and a treat for Tigraye people. We know very well the fact that Meles and his gangs say or do anything, if they think that would help them to last longer on power.

  2. Abu
    | #2

    mr Sebhat, when should we expect you to think as a human being. Still your dream is to stand not for peace and love but against one brotherly nationality. please be ware life is tooooooo short to think about such evil ideas.what the result of your effort is poverity and murder of the innocent where as your gangs are in lexury. Does this give a sense to your life? Is this what you inherit for your children?

  3. | #3

    PLEAS NEFT.. LIVE DA GOD FATHER OF TPLF SEBHAT NEGA. thank’s.

  4. Tigist
    | #4

    Sebhat Nega is one of the awkward guys that cause a lot of blood shied in Ethiopia. Now, what he has been doing is already start to hunt him down. He is not going to escape that. Soon or later he will face the reality. He screwed up Ethiopians particularly Tigraian origin. Now, quite a lot of Ethiopians from Tigray region are aware of the evil natures for Meles, Sebhate and co. We all Ethiopians, regardless ethnicity, coming together, to get ride of the Meles’s gangs out of power.

  5. Kiros
    | #5

    Sebhat Nega has been the main intriguer and always supporter of Meles. He used his wicked brain to rally more supporters for Meles by telling lies to some members of the CC of TPLF and to switch vote from the Siye-Gebru group to Meles. Even during the bush days of TPLF Sebhat (I call him Seb-hate) Nega was killing Tigreans who oppose the idea of Eritrea isn’t part of Ethiopia stuff that they were trying to convince the rank and file of the Tegadelti. He even ordered the killing of a lot of civilian and Tagay Tigreans. But, now Meles and Seb-hate are trying to pretend as if they are protecting Tigreans, shame. CUD never had and never will have any hate to words Tigreans as the evil doers trying to make us believe. They are pro-Unity with equality. I am 100% sure that CUD leadership specially those who are in prison want to see Democratic Ethiopia that would have power sharing or power transfer through the ballet of a box not via bullets. That is why Meles-SebHate trying to confuse the people of Tigray as much as they can to stay in power. Let me tell you, they even divide Tigreans along Awraja lines. These people are up to no good at all to anybody, but themselves.

    Kiros

  6. Simply Logical
    | #6

    Sibhat Nega has been the grandfather of TPLF for 30 years, massacring Ethiopians members of TLLF, (Hinfisfish), Terenafit, EDU, EPRP & OLF Ethiopians.
    Just like Menghistu Hailemariam, Sihbhat nega is just another mass murderer hiding in broad day light.

  7. ALI
    | #7

    MR. SUB-HATE AND GANG, TELL ME WHAT THE AVERAGE TIGRAIAN GETS OUT OF YOU POWER MONGERING? YOU TOLD AND LIED TO THE PEASANTS OF TIGRAI ALL THESE YEARS SAYING …IF WOYANE GETS THE POWER THEY WILL LIVE IN PEACE, HARMONY AND PROSPERITY… WHO GOT PAID? THE SO CALLED “EFFORT” AND CLIQUE IS REAPING THE FRUIT AS WE SPEAK BUT NO RELATIVE BENEFIT TO THE AVERAGE JOE ON THE STREETS, BE IT IN TIGRAI OR ETHIOPIA AS A WHOLE!

    TIGRAIANS, WAKE UP! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE AROMATIC COFFEE OF MOTHER ETHIOPIA!!!!! DO NOT BE DUPPED AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! THE SWEAT AND BLOOD OF YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL CURSE YOU IF YOU REFUSE TO SEE THE REALITY. YOUR CHILDREN WILL CURSE AND SPIT AT YOUR GRAVES. MELES WILL FLEE; SUB-HATE WILL FLEE TO THIER LUXURIOUS ACCOMODATIONS TO THE WEST; THIER CHILDREN WILL NOT LIVE IN PEACE IN ETHIOPIA!

    SO BRETHEREN AND SISTEREN, WAKE UP….WAKE UP…WAKE UP….

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