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Eritrea provides Ethiopiam opposition group Ginbot 7 with $500,000 - ST
Source: Sudan Tribune
The Eritrean government has offered $500,000 to Ginbot 7, an exiled Ethiopian opposition political organisation designated by Ethiopia as terrorist entity, according to a report on a US-based Ethiopia opposition media outlet.
In an audio recording of an interview with the group’s chairman, leaked to Awrambatimes.com, Berhanu Nega admits that he received the the funds.
Nega has since accused the ruling party the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of trying divert the attention of the public from the problems facing the country.
In the 2005 general elections Nega was elected as mayor of Addis Ababa after the but was sentenced to death, in absentia, along with four others after Ethiopian government revoked his pardon request.
In the audio Nega says that $200,000 of the total funds will be used for military and intelligence activities.
Ginbot 7 has established its new military wing known as “Ginbot 7 popular force”, which is based in Eritrea for cross border attacks against Ethiopia.
Ethiopia and Eritrea who fought a border war between 1998 and 2000 trade accusations of supporting and harbouring respective rebels to destabilise one the other.
Ethiopia is a crucial US ally in the war against terror in the East African region.
Ethiopian politicians say although the United States is the front runner in the battle against terrorism, the country however is sheltering “terrorists” like Nega.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body, has previously approved Ethiopia’s request that Ginbot 7 be classified as a terrorist group.
In the leaked recording, Nega also said that $100,000 will be used to finance what he said was to a peaceful struggle and diplomacy activities.
However it is not clear how the group is going to execute a peaceful struggle inside Ethiopia, where it is a banned organisation.
Ginbot 7 often use Eritrean media as well Amsterdam-based opposition channel, Ethiopian Satellite Television (EAST) to broadcast anti-regime campaigns.
he done well Dr. bravo!!
እንግሊዝኛው ያልተስተካከለ ::
ውሸት የሆነ ዘገባ ነው ::
ከመቸ ወዲህ ነው ኤርትራ ገንዘብ ኑርዋት እርዳታ የምትሰጠው
ከዚህ ውስጥ አንድ ሃቅ ያለው የ ኢሳት የዜና ማሰራጫ ድርጅት ሃቀኛ ( ጸረ ኢ ህ አ ዴ ግ ) ዘገባዎችን እንደሚያቀርብ መጠቀሱ ነው::
ድል ለ መላው የ ኢትዮፕያ ህዝብ በቅርቡ!!!
Wow! This was the same game played about twenty something years back by Meles and Esyass! why not Berhanu? game is game and woyane was a small bandit not even given serious attention by the arrogant Derg at the time and look now where they are and what they do? Twenty years from now may be we might be ruled by a very old man hardly walking with stick named Berhanu Nega! so goes the African freedom movement! it all began insignificantly at first and later…God only knows!
DR.BirAlu Negade is always after the money, n power. Lets be clear here, he did admit to Esat sometime last week that his organization is a recipient of $500,000 from a source he didn’t specifically mention. In the same interview, he promised to accept any assistance from anyone. That, he said, is the policy of his organization. Now, dirt poor Artera has no money to finance a bankrupt politician in a hiding plotting a civil war in his own country, but it is definitely capable of playing the role of a middleman to transfer the money from Egypt to G7. Dr.Birhanu has no problem to work with the enemy of Ethiopia. He said, neither he nor his organization will negotiate on behalf of Ethiopia, but he will accept all forms of assistance anyway no matter where it comes from. That is the same treasonous method the many lf organizations, including t/eplf, have applied to grab power illegally. Birhanu and his organization has been trying very hard to sell themselves something better for Ethiopia, but all signs indicate they are probably worse. At least the woyanes were willing to sacrifice their own life for what they believe, but what this Arada doctor asking is burning our money, our life, our infrastructure, and our country so that he can take a one flight from the States to Arat Killo at the end. That is not going to happen, Dr.Biralu. For Ethiopia, the uninterrupted completion of the GERD project is far more important than dr.birhanu’s ascendance to power. I hope the government has the capacity to destroy Artera[and every migratory worm in it] and build the Abay dam at the same time.
No true and patriotic Ethiopian with deep love and good will for his country would collaborate with sworn enemies and injure his nation, firing with an enemy on his own brothers and sisters. Every Ethiopian knows the evil intentions of Eritrea & Egypt – the two have been organizing and funding separatist groups in Ethiopia, such ONLF & OLF, to weaken and fragment our nation working hand in hand. In my view, Berhanu Nega’s act is highly treasonous! His act is a betrayal of trust and county. It is regrettable. There is no excuse to become a tool of the enemy. An agent of the enemy is the “enemy of the state” It would have been cleaver of him to solicit funds from fellow Ethiopians and other neutral venues with good intentions for Ethiopia.
ኢትዮፒአ ትቅደም ወያኔ ይውደም!!!!! ውድም ይበል የታባቱ
ኢትዮፒአ ትቅደም ወያኔ ይውደም!!!!! ውድም ይበል የታባቱ
ኢትዮፒአ ትቅደም ወያኔ ይውደም!!!!! ውድም ይበል የታባቱ
ኢትዮፒአ ትቅደም ወያኔ ይውደም!!!!! ውድም ይበል የታባቱ
ኢትዮፒአ ትቅደም ወያኔ ይውደም!!!!! ውድም ይበል የታባቱ
Firt (oops I mean first),
I am sorry for spelling error and this computer has no prove editing.
Let the terrorist foreigner ASSTA B. Qittue dewell on my spellings and my English to make his followers happy.
Going back to the point Mr free (member) first try to fix your own country that your Coptic run before you label or insult others.
Why Ethiopia has this kind of problem for over 120 years?
Because there was/is no freedom, justice and equality. Only northern two tribes wrap themselves around the flag, only those tribes believe in Ethiopiawinet while others’ grievens counted as terrorism, negade bla bala…
Imam Shakir (Dr Shakir) in YouTube advised Ethiopian Muslims that their voice alone is meaningless.
I bet you PM Haile will beg Ethiopian Muslims for peace if they had arm in their hands even he will call them cousins as he ascribed to Eritreans.
Now he treated them as danger, enemy, minority, Wahabi, name it all this decade staff.
Strength talks as Isralie general said.
First change yourself and then others will come to you. Ethiopia will get peace forever at last.
No wonder why Teddy scream loud and clear 24/7 at this site. You are done body.
Well,well, what was I said about these scum bug human garbages. If it is true, he deserve a bullet in his fu ken basket ball head. If it is true, then I know what I will do . You know what 10 years old toothpaste with one year old hot dog can do to human body? You will rotten like a bagdad dog inside out. No autopsy will find the cause of that dead body unless they freeze the dead body at once. That deadly tactic still use by intelligent community to get ride of rats like Berhane .
I am so sorry for Dr. Berhanu. If this news is true and he took money from Egypt just to take power from the Ethiopian government I think he is in the wrong direction of Ethiopian history. Ethiopian need to be together more than ever to finish the Abay project. Any kind of different can wait and solve letter. But any Ethiopian who like to take action to stop the dam or work with Egypt to stop Ethiopian long time dream I can say only for you ” Good luck” b/c this might be your last
and worst fight and you are not stand for Ethiopian but for yourself.
Nega says that $200,000 of the total funds will be used for military and intelligence activities. Who’s going to fight the war? If you all opposition called hiding in US and some foreign countries. Don’t expect a poor farmer boy to fight your fight.
That is the problem with what we call “our politicians” in the past and present. They are not looking after their country but for themselves.
That’s why we need to support grass root opposition groups coming out of the country. People like Berhanu Nega will sleep with devil to get to the power. Their Ethiopiawinet is only until they reach at the door of any bank to cash in their checks.
Nothing Egypt or Eritrea does throw week opposition groups like Dr. Berhanu will stop Ethiopian progress because the united states has decided to be on the right side of history with Ethiopia….
This is what President Obama said in his speech in south Africa today.
Obama will use the address to unveil the “Power Africa” initiative, which includes an initial $7 billion investment from the United States over the next five years. Private companies, including General Electric and Symbion Power, are making an additional $9 billion in commitments with the goal of providing power to millions of Africans crippled by a lack of electricity.
Gayle Smith, Obama’s senior director for development and democracy, said more than two-thirds of people living in sub-Saharan Africa do not have electricity, including 85 percent of those living in rural areas.
“If you want lights so kids can study at night or you can maintain vaccines in a cold chain, you don’t have that, so going the extra mile to reach people is more difficult,” Smith said.
The U.S. and its private sector partners initially will focus its efforts on six countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania, where Obama will wrap up his trip later this week.
God is always with Ethiopia. Look what happen in the last month/
1. Egyptian politicians gather in a secrete meeting to destroy Ethiopian GERD. Exposed!
2. Berhanu Nega had a secrete meeting and talks about the fund he got from enemies. Exposed!
Wow, God protect Ethiopian people for sure.
More secretes to be revealed soon. God/Allah is on the Ethiopian people side. Good bye Dr. Berhanu and ESAT.
Wow!! Money come From Egypt to Eritrea then handed to trader Berhane. Berhane is now hired agent and has obligation to do his assignment which is to try to destabilize mama Ethiopia. Brothers and sister Ethiopians let us to be sincere and stand the well being of our people back home. Let us isolate this agent by simply staying away from his party and his propaganda machine which is ESAT. May God bless Ethiopia and its people.
You say it’s ok for him to accept the money. He has also stated clearly what it will be used for i.e. destabilization of Ethiopia. Therefore, he must also accept the consequences. He has to sleep in the bed he has made.
This ye’shermuta lig is taking money from Ethiopia’s sworn enemies to do what….
Dr. Berhanu is an Undergraduate Economics Professor at a small rural university in Rural Pennsylvania. He ain’t all that.
The only beneficiary of this money is Dr. Berhanu and his family and friends. The Eritrean People aren’t benefiting, The Eritrean Government isn’t benefiting, The Ethiopian People aren’t benefiting…
Only Berhanu and his friends are benefiting from the 500k per 6 months…
BTW how much does an Economics Professor in Rural Pennsylvania make a year….? 40-50k…?
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Dr..Birhanu,,tekebeyalhu belo erasu le midia tenagerowal..seleze leba Docter newu…yemen medebabek newu..derom ye negade leji negade newu,,hagerun legenezeb yeshete..bandit banda newu..DR,bIRHANU. TARIK AYERESWUM , DR, BIRHANU BANDA, DR BIRHANU BANDA DR BIRHANU BANDA, DR BIRHANU BANDA..
Jil Jillu you mean Awaramba ,Dawit Kebede ,the new Agazi Recycled Banda. After applying for Asylum in USA ,has turned his coat .Showing his real face as an Adwa guy 4 kilo’s gang member .500 ,000$
and more are afterall the real Sums that Dawit ,Pig Ben ,Hipo Sele and co. each of them are receiving from the Tigre Mafiosis including the Sheraton Sheik to Vomit their usual lies and childish propagandas .By the way why not 5Billions $ and
Atomic Bombs from North Korea ,and even a Satelite Financed specially by Egypt to transmit ESAT TV programs .2005 Agazi Ass Holes Medias were lying by telling that
the then Kinijit Leaders were hosted in Asmera to meet Ato Kassa Kebede ,ONLF ,EPRP and OLF envoys .
And also Pig Ben was chaneling two years ago that G7 envoys were seen in Dubai meeting the Military Officers actually languishing in Agazi Concentration Camps .And recently with his dear friend the Bigot Mimi ,accusing Eskinder for being G7 member .The usual Futile BLA BLAS of an Agazi ASS LICKER ,SLAVE BANDA . And a fake information to reconfort ,their Donkey and Cricket Supporters as you and your Thuggy bros . Time to talk of the billions of dollars that your leba master and his bandits did receive from Gadaffi ,Arab Despots and Gulf Emirs to desmantle Ethiopia .From Iran to impose Muslim Integrist Ideology in the country .And the 300
Millions dollars they received from Israel after the Departure on May 1991 of Felashas .And the Billions of $ that they did receive from USA ,for their Mercednary Mission in Somalia . Also for hosting CIA
secret prisons and US Forces Drone bases .
The Ethiopian governmnet must wake up and face the reality in order to restore the nation dignity and respect others seem donot care about but doing their own agenda.
USA or others are giving the money to Egypt. Egypt gives to Eritrea. Eritrea gives to the worthless terrorists that are sheltering in Western Europe and USA.
Or Wahabi Saudi and gulf deserts are giving the money to Egypt to do the same thing with Eritrea or directly giving to Eritrea.
It is not only money weapons are also transferring this way.
If not, from where is getting the Shabia terrorists that is planning to stay alone in Eritrea after all Eritrean leaves the country through every direction and is that little Eritrea internationally isolated for many years? The Price of Gold which is the only source of revenue Eritrea has is getting to death. Is the money come from the tax Diaspora Eritreans have to pay?
The Ethiopian government needs to approach countries like Holland, England, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, USA and Canada, to stop sheltering terrorists that are against other nations in this case Ethiopia while they are walking all over the world hunting terrorists that are against them and also asking others to cooperate with them. If they do stop sheltering the terrorists against Ethiopia including ESAT in Holland, Ethiopia needs to stop economic and political cooperation with these nations especially Europeans.
It is also important taking the case to regional (IGAD), AU and UN level legally submitting documents about the troubles these nations are creating against other nations while sheltering those worthless immigrants in their countries.
These European nations need to know the old era they used to affect other nations with is creating conflicts among the citizens by assisting rebel groups/terrorists is over. They need to stop keeping these worthless terrorists with income support and allowing them to affect the country they left looking better life for their own.
We know those countries have lots of Economic as well as political interest in Ethiopia and the region where Ethiopia plays big roles. So, they need to stop affecting the country while on the other hand pretending as friends and allies. This is the best Era where friends are everywhere and Ethiopia can move on easily and quickly away from them and join with those nations useful to her and the region.
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