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Ethiopia: TPLF/EPRDF Nefarious Deeds That Will Blow Your Mind - Ethnic Cleansing
By Ewnetu Sime
We are witnessing unprecedented hatred to Amhara ethnic group under Tigrai People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)/ Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Party (EPRDF) ethno-centric dictatorial rule. As soon as TPLF/EPRDF came to power in 1992, the regime and supporters began to brutalize the Amhara ethnic group in particular. A well-coordinated support with extremist loyalist to the TPLF/EPRDF regime incited conflict in Arba Gugu, Hararghe area against the Amhara ethnic group. The houses of Amhara were burned with people inside, people were killed thrown over the cliff, people of hacked to death in broad day light, robbed, bodies mutilated by regime supporters., Some of the lucky ones fled to Addis Ababa, other took shelters in nearby towns. Ethnic cleansing was conducted in unprecedented scale. In 2012, poor farmers of Amhara ethnic group from the southern part of Ethiopia were expelled. People were made homeless; similarly, in 2013 Amhara ethnic group from Benishangul-Gumuz area forceful evicted. TPLF/EPRDF’s ethnic dictatorship anti-Amhara policy claimed many lives in many parts of Ethiopia. Sadly, the TPLF/EPRDF's leaders and associated tugs are getting away with ethnic cleansing crimes. To-date no one is charged for it.
It is evident that as Derg came to power in 1974, they ruled the whole country in terror and brutality. Derg’s regime was faced with resistance and gravely weakened and finally defeated by TPLF/EPRDF and Eritrea Peoples Liberation Front (EPLF) guerrilla warfare. TPLF/EPRDF guerrilla movement transformed to large scale by recruiting fighters partly by intimidation of the Tigeran peasants, and finally able to mobilized thousands of fighters. They disseminated in their fighters propaganda of hatred to other ethnic and continuing to exhibit parochialism even after they assumption of power. Before TPLF enter Addis Ababa they quickly formed EPRDF to get a cover as an Ethiopian force. The TPLF claims in its propaganda that they fought Derg dictatorship for the pursuit of liberty or ideals of democracy has been revealed as carefully crafted deceptions. It is not too surprising that it is done to stay in power by coercion enforced by viscous Agaiz private armies that are recruited from one minority ethnic and secret police organization to continue their tyrannical rule.
As we briefly look back why the Weyane’s/TPLF revolt started we found that primarily reason was a conflict with the local authority to protect economic interest within Ethiopia. However, in mid-1970’s the Weyane intelligesta has shifted from the regional problem to call secession from the centralized Ethiopia state. For this reason, since the guerrilla years the Tigrian identity and historical heritage to Ethiopia has been deliberately and systematically reinvented by their leaders to mislead others. The rich and long Ethiopians history and nationalism has been distorted.
Their leaders have no love for Ethiopia or compassion for people except for their interest that is driven in creating non-viable ethnic states and provoking ethnic conflicts.
It is well to remind ourselves, their supreme leader Meles Zenawi made statements in public that Ethiopia flag is a piece of rug, proud to be pure gold ethnic, has done treachery acts about Assab, the Algerian agreement etc. all these originated from dogmatic ethnic political beliefs.
Furthermore, as TPLF/EPRDF’s seized the power, they implemented the divide and rule strategy under disguise of ethnic rights ideology. It quickly adopted a new constitution “the right of ethnic/nationalities Rights” under Article 39, 46 and 47. Of course, these articles objective are to divide and rule at same time to erode the eighty nationalities unity and diversity that coexisted side by side for generations. Even though active social interaction and intermarriage among nationalities is always a given fact.
The recent forceful eviction of members of the Amhara people from Benishangul-Gumuz area is indeed a direct implementation of the TPLF/EPRDF’s ethnic policy. They have a wrong belief that creating ethnic conflict is the foundation of their strength to stay in power. As demonstrated with above few facts, they are deliberately creating ethnic conflict as one of the tactics to stay in power.
We cannot afford to remain as onlookers where ethnic cleansing encouraged by regime. As stated by many scholars the international laws is applicable for this type of crime, and TPLF/EPRDF leaders can be charge by ethnic cleansing. This cannot be seen as a long shot. The role of Ethiopians, at least in USA, has to demand through available avenues such email/letters/on line petition, etc. to our senators, congressmen/women to expose the ongoing ethnic cleansing act. We should always keep in mind that the Opposition political groups, independents journalist, other concerned citizens risked all they had, their families, friends, homes, etc. all these sacrifice is for glimmering hope of a better life for all Ethiopians.
We should support them by intensifying campaign in exposing their ethnic cleansing that blow our minds, and put in its own coffin as seen in past world history. Ethnic cleansing is barbarous and heartless. As it said in the past, if you care about Ethiopia do not remain idle, get involved and make your voice be heard. It will take a massive effort, discourse, dialogue, and to get Ethiopia back on its feet and to make it home again for all Ethiopians.
I actually feel sorry for the Amhara People although their leader have done to Ogaden people 100xtimes worrest then what the TPLF Thungs did to them.
Well, the way this IDIOT COMMENTS ON this is like a Hutu and tusi propaganda cadri. Even through ,I am against weyannes this primitiv propaganda does not have a place in my political life. The way you wrote this primitive article freets to those Illitrate jihadist but not to call the entire Amhara population. One thing this ignorant writer do not understand about Amhara is that they are not hot tempered people like Hutu and tusi or Dr. Congo a fake republic. I recommended you to seek a job some where there. They with masshiti and knives and also voodoo follow and buy your primitive propaganda mashin. Next time try to come up with civilised criticism against the invader weyannes army.
Your article stinks.
How come in Addis Ababa everybody is chill? LOL amhara, gurage tigray they all hang out in the capital and dire dawa and dbrye zeit.. but the government goes to the remote areas to clean out amaharas… or maybe because addis ababa doesn’t belong to a certain group but I certainly don see them cleaning out eritreans.
A wonderful and powerful piece, Thank you!!! As we all know, from the beginning,, Shabias’ main agenda is/was to destroy Ethiopia. That’s why they created an anti Ethiopian organization called TPLF. Soon after, the young, arrogant and confused TPLF cadres were brainwashed (by the shabias’) the importance of destroying Ethiopia and , to do so, the need for the system called “ethnic federalism”. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why TPLF cadres (after seizing power) created ethnic based territories, parties, identification cards, and even license plated. In short term this might help them to maintain the divide and rule policy to cling to power. In general, this is going to be a great danger to the existence of Ethiopia as a whole, In particular, however, this will be a grave mistake for minority ethnic groups such as the Tigray. This system needs to be reversed as soon as possible, otherwise as Mengistu Hilemariam once said “ABIYOT LEJOCHIWAN TEBELALECH”. Ethnic federalism might eat Tigres themselves alive. We saw a glimpse of that in the 2005 election, some innocent Tigres were burned alive in Addis.
I get your point, but your writing is so full of … Try Amharic
victim mentality? helplessness?
Do something practical to change things around rather than hoping others to feel sorry about you.
no one feels sorry for wimps.
no pain no gain
Incoherent, inconsistent, bizarre piece of garbage. The train has left its station, and you and the likes of your wailing in the wilderness to zero audience.
people please do not generalized amhara oromo gurage or tigrae elites do not represent the people of that ethnic. 90% amhara was poor and even starved to death when amhara was in power and the same tigrae so on my advice is do not support the goverment just because they are from your ethnic group that is awful
The new game in town for diaspora politician is saying Amhara, Amhara…..
you better stick to your old talk tigre tigre tigre talk.
if it was on the diaspora politics ethiopia would have come like Rwanda long a go.
No more money collection politics
I agree with the author 100%. When are we going to say enough?
I think it time to stop TPLF from its atrocities on our people. We need to wake up and fight them with the only language they understand.
Wake and stand up for your right!!!
alkasha ,weregna,feri…Action speaks louder!!!
What is wrong with the writer? He can’t complete a single sentence without some error. What about editing your article before posting it?
Filling your article with cliches doesn’t make your article the best. It would be what it always would be: a boring collection of phrases, without essence.
tplf must be cleard from power. they want to divided ethiopia in pieces and creat BIG TIGRAY COUNTRY . huh !!!!!! those tplf are bad dreamers of ethiopia from the begining. isaias creat them to divide ethiopia he is smart enough he know that he could not clear mengstu hailemariam allone then he planned two things first derg and then ethiopia. tplf are stronger than after meles death
Many observers would not be surprised to learn that, we are starting to develop longstanding conflict between ethnic groups. There is a creation of a ruler and a server based on ethnic identity. It would be wise to take the tone slower.
The actions taken by recent population transfer is unacceptable in every balance that is measured. Those who are responsible should be brought to justice.
This ethnic cleansing is the path to genocide. At the end when international or human right organizations are allowed to step in to help, they are often late and erratic with relief. So the outcome is ugly and benefits no one. The wound is very difficult to heal.
“Their leaders have no love for Ethiopia or compassion for people except for their interest that is driven in creating non-viable ethnic states and provoking ethnic conflicts. ” this is not a new revelation!! This is an outraging fact regarding those woyane. Such ethnic based hatred and genocide was preplanned and engineered by the late Meles and his collaborates who still rule in brutality. Why it could not happened like Rwanda was a miracle and a protection of the Almighty God. Woyane is still and will never change in its stance regarding the Amhara ethnic group. They are scared to death as mostly this group is nationalist and above all the priority for this ethnic group is the country Ethiopia with its green, yellow and red freedom flag! Those like Sebhat are still having a nightmare and tried many times for a wicked plan of creating chaos between the various ethnic group and to make the scape goat to Amhara! Time will tell and let us hope when all comes to end a lot of surprise is awaiting from those woyane criminals.
The main reason for ethnic cleaning in the southern region of Ethiopia is not as stated above by author. It because of TPLF’s fear of arm struggle by rebels at the boarder area in the south region Benshanl & Gambala TPLF feels if the Amaras live along the boarder the will help the rebels with food & shelter hide them too! Therefore they have to evict the Amaras and replace them by Tigray farmers backed by western aid money as well as world bank. That is why all western Embassy quite about it because they are well aware of it and can be indirectly implicated !!!
I have sympathy with those deported too, but WHERE were you when more than 500 oromos were killed in a single night and more than 15,000 displaced in 2008 from the same region? No you cry because you think Amharas are better humans than non amharas! Application of the logic of Benshangul means we have no choice but deport every ethnic group other than oromos from oromia, beginning with Finfinnee, and you know where it ends. If oromos are displaced from other “states” naturally they have no choice but resettle in what is said Oromia and all others have to leave oromia. I am tired of reading your bulls##t cry only when Amharas feel hurt and you don’t care a shit when non-amharas are displaced and massacred in Dhedhessa, Omo, Awassa, Hararghe, Anuak, and so on… I think that is why most people have reservations against you!
What is happening in the country is sad. The leaders show their irresponsible act over and over again. Under any measures, the Amhara publics exceptionally have been getting very harsh treatment. While TPLF was in the field until now the reign demonstrates division among the people. While people are struggling against poverty, the government imp laced restrictions and eviction order against certain segment of the public.
Although the government acts irresponsibly, we the people should act responsibly. The people should cease their support for this government, if we are seeking the better Ethiopia to come. The opponent should be able to see who is carrying out the missions. It means that the government under any circumstances acts irresponsibly. So it doesn’t mean that government is getting support from certain segment of the public’s.
I do believe the leaders are caring for their own interests. Without any hesitation and with few restrictions, they take off the country resources into foreign land and be able to fund their own business. So it has become common to see some of their own immediate families having huge properties in the foreign lands.
I do demand also people who do have better interaction than average people, you should come out and oppose it for better Ethiopia to come, you should be with majority public those opposes unfair ruling of reign. If we do so, we may see and have better Ethiopia that would host its entire people.
Isn’t Karma so sweet? what goes around comes around. Yesterday It was the centralised Amhara bantu state who were doing all the oppression, exploitation and harassment against the Oromo, Somali, Afar, Eritreans, Tigray etc.
Today Amhara bantus are in big trouble they have been cornered lol.
* In Ethiopian TPLF are hunting them down wherever they try to hide.
* The OLF are telling the Amhara settlers in Oromo Zone to commit suicide
*In Asmara Eritreans police usually round up Amhara woman from the streets and abuse them in the prison.
* In Djibouti city the Somali police don’t need no search warren they use excessive force on Amhara woman/men if they get caught in prostitution.
I want TPLF to Rule Ethiopian for Everrrrrrr.
Death shall not exempt the dead robber, Meles Zenawi from standing trial and face the justice.Worse! Worse! And Worse! the fate of Sibhat Nega shall definitely be uglier and dirtier than the dead robber,Meles Zenawi.!
Yes,we are bearing the huge cost on account of Hiwhat committing crimes against citizens,but our common enemy,Hiwhat shall pay the ultimate price in many forms and shapes. The gutless and coward, Meles Zenawi has been off the jungle since his death and now is transformed into tenuous Satan’s bones.
Ethiopians, let’s all welcome Hiwhat to Meles Zenawi’s home.
Here we go again, another freak and a lier filling the pages of this website with nothing but rubbish. He claims his name to be Ewnetu but he is a lier as there is no truth in most parts of his article. It is not possible to go line by line of the article here to indicate the truth to leaders. All he is trying to do is deceive the public so that they turn on each other and the government to destroy the country. All invain, your dream of destabilising the country in order to clime the ladder of power will not work this way. Your exaggeration of events is futile and will have no consequence on ground. This not opposition, this is sheer non-sense as acertain by my commentators of your desperate foul cry. Get a life and stop exaggerating. We feel sorry at the displacement of people for any reason.
Peace and prosperity for the people of Ethiopia.
The United Nation army presence is a must while electing a new leader that will restore safety, peace and stability in Ethiopia.
We don’t want to see another Nazi, Bosnia and Rwanda type ethnic cleansing in 2013 in Ethiopia.
What we witness is the small picture of what has been going on for the last 22 gruesome tyrannical years. Some stayed reluctant and hesitant that Tigres will be such barbaric in this age and time. But now they are looking at it.
TPLF Tigrayans hates Ethiopians but love Ethiopia’s resources and wealth. They want Ethiopia for and by themselves. The whole reason to stay with Ethiopia after declaring and fighting for separation is for Ethiopia’s wealth not because they love Wolayitas, Aderes or anyone else.
They specifically hate Amharas followed by Oromos because their number stands on their way from the richness of the country and the selfless love for Ethiopians. The hatred has no limit and No ethnic group is spared from this thrust and quest for wealth.
For now they are trying to attract the gullible like Hailemarieam and some sellouts until they accomplish what they want and after that they will be targeted for extinction as well.
Amharas and Ormos have no doubt about what is planned for them. No more looking back. These Tigres grew up eating, breathing hate on Amharas and the whole Ethiopians.
As Tigres stick together the rest of Ethiopians must stick together against this wave of ethnic cleansing. This horrifying act of EPRDF governed must be stopped right now.
Initially, when the Wayannes came to power, I was not a big fan of the their miss-rule over my beloved adoptive country, Ethiopia. But over time, given the make up of the Ethiopian society and the absence of selfless pragmatic leadership, be it individually or organization, I came to realize, only, and repeat only, the Tigreans, who came to the helm power with what ever means are the sole reason that Ethiopia is momentarily a united, peaceful-formidable entity to be reckon with in the continent of Africa.
I am an Eritrean, a supposed nemesis of the Tigreans, if you believe in generalization; FYI, I am not. Actually I am an ardent admirer, particularly of the late PM Melles’s prudent and educated philosophy of Ethiopia’s mode of governance given the circumstances. Do not get me wrong, the Ethiopian government, so are most of the third world countries, has been and is tyrannical. But do not be fooled, the alternative is not any better either.
“Amara is targeted for extinction” is playing crying wolf for power craving goons. So do not fall for and get emotional about it; it is just a ploy to get your sympathy.
Amahara are welcome like all the other ethiopians,you stupid racist want to spread hate among brothers.Amhara are our brothers ,it is politicians like you who want people hate each other,kil each others.We ,the amhara,oromo,harari,we live peacefully hundred years and we will be in peace for ever so go to heel somali prince .You are shyatan.I am a true and proud somalibut you are not somali you are shabab,criminal . We want all the horn to develop ,yes we can.
For you Shaytan somali:Ma hubo in aad soomali tahay,.Geeska africa wuxuu u bahan yahay nabad iyo horumar.Amxarna hadda cadaw ma aha waa umad nagula nool geeska africa.
This is by far the most uneducated basis less ,unfounded and ignorant article written about the situation in ETHIOPIA. SOME one like Mr. Ewntu , want us to hate each other, and raise against each other, the writer must enjoy people ‘ s suffering otherwise , no one in normal mind would write such a thing. I do not think the writer understood the meaning of ethnic cleansing.
Words are powerful , we need to be careful how we use each and every word. I am ashamed by this website to loose its credibility by publishing such article.
C’est moi Senait,
It seems you have odd way of supporting Ethiopia’s cause. If there is no stopping it now of driving out ethnic groups or even IDing ethnic groups, where do you think will go next? Don’t you think such hate towards other groups will lead to Hutu, Tutsi like genocide? Such hatred and resentment should be nipped in the butt.
This is what I am wondering about. What I have been saying, even if Amaras rule was bad claimed by such fanatics, we already know the extent they went, they don’t have bone of hate towards anyone even Eritreans. Look at how Eritreans/Shabia has conspired against them. The systematic collaboration against Amara and other Ethiopians is evident. So I say it is better to live with the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. I wouldn’t even call Amara’s dominance was devil that is in fact extreme. Don’t get me wrong, there should have been certain reforms. In fact Ethiopia’s system is as close as perfect except for certain reforms that address issues of ethnicity, rights, etc. Even you can’t blame on Amara that as the problem was caused by leadership. The devil you do not want to live with some one like TPLF and Shabia. If it walks like duck, quacks like duck then it is a duck. For the past 21 years TPLF and their Shabian have shown us many clues and dangers they are implementing and especially if they have alliance with foreigners should be a sign for Ethiopians that it is time to unite. I am not sure what they are waiting for.. there is now evident that every ethnicity, relgions is being targeted therefore what is stopping these Ethiopians for not uniting. What are they waiting for? Who are they waiting for? The proof is therefore them the crimes committed by TPLF and Shabia on every Ethiopians. The longer they wait the worse it gets and the more they multiply our enemies. You can also see by the so called Somali Prince threat is a sign TPLF anti Ethiopians stance by collaborating with Shabia and Ethiopia’s enemies for ultimate power and greed.
good for you. Like I always say, even a Somali from Somalia have more love for Ethiopia than the tPLF and Shabia. Isn’t it amazing and paradoxical that a Somali Prince who is Shabian actiling like Somali when the true Somali Moamed talks about the protection of Amara and Ethiopians. Somali Prince is definitely in deep pockets of TPLF and Shabia as well remember, Isayas and Meles were nurtured by Siad Bare and Shabia and TPLF still have maintained with some corrupt Somalis therefore Somalia and Ethiopia have been under criminal gangs supported by foreigners. What else is new? They watch eachother’s back. That is why Somali Prince is doing the same thing here.
Somali prince which never exist,you rather call your self a nomadist,that suits you,lol.
point is in Ethiopia people going in a diffrent direction to meet their plan,what i read from this so called diaspora madness is completlly the opposite,pls i’m Amhara and i’m against you big time,’cos abroad you cant even run your marriage proper,so back off.
hey to all of you who write their comment, let me tell you onething in ethiopia we know each other who is who. everyone live there region or kilil. the truth is ethiopia is choice of the people not by force anymore. as long as tplf is in charge, no one is dominating the other. live side by side kilil by kilil.and dont forget our diffrent kilil is our beauty. be happy long live tplf.
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