Why Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia

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Jawar Mohammed (C), a member of the Oromo ethnic group who has been a public critic of Abiy, addresses supporters that had gathered outside his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa after he accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him October 24, 2019. - A day after supporters of the high-profile opposition activist took to the streets, burning tyres and blocking roads following rumours of Jawar's mistreatment by state forces where at least four people were killed and dozens injured in protests in Ethiopia against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, hospital and police sources said Thursday. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

By Awol K Allo

Last month, three of the four ethnic-based parties that make up Ethiopia‘s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), voted to merge into a single national party, called Prosperity Party (PP).

This comes just months before a general election seen as a litmus test for the success of the country’s ongoing democratic transition.

The EPRDF, which has its roots in a former Marxist-Leninist rebel movement, has been the vanguard political force in Ethiopia since coming to power in 1991.

It was made out of four unequal parties that each purportedly represent a dominant ethnic group in the country: The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization (OPDO), the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), and the Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM). In reality, the latter three were satellite parties created by the TPLF to bolster its legitimacy as a revolutionary vanguard party that represents the interests of the major ethnic groups in the country.

Despite its claims to be an effective revolutionary instrument to advance the interests of marginalised ethnic groups, EPRDF has always been a hodgepodge of ethnic groups that served the interests of its most dominant member, the TPLF, and ruled Ethiopia with an iron-fist for nearly three decades. 

Since becoming the leader of the EPRDF and the prime minister of Ethiopia in April 2018, Abiy Ahmed tried to rebrand the party to redeem its tarnished reputation.

But it soon became clear that superficial reforms could not resolve EPRDF’s crisis of legitimacy and address its crippling dysfunction. So, after a series of high-profile but essentially cosmetic attempts to rebuild the party’s fractured image, Abiy went for the nuclear option: dissolving the four constituent units of the coalition and forming a single pan-Ethiopian national party.

Three of the four ethnic parties within the coalition, OPDO, ANDM, and SEPDM, voted overwhelmingly to join the party, while the TPLF, which created these parties and the EPRDF coalition, rejected the idea as “illegal and reactionary”.

With the creation of the PP, the three former ethnic parties of the EPRDF and other ethnic-based parties that voted to join it, such as the Ethiopian Somali People’s Democratic Party (ESPDP), will cease to exist as distinct political entities, and their memberships will merge.

Most importantly, the PP is not going to be the direct representative of any particular ethnic group. Instead, it will try to be an all-encompassing national party that speaks for the entire Ethiopian people.

At first glance, the demise of the EPRDF and the creation of the PP as a pan-Ethiopian party seems like a positive step towards uniting a long-divided country. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear that the architects of the move failed to take into account a range of constitutional, ideological and representational issues that could bring the political legitimacy and representative capacity of the newly formed party into question.  

One of the reasons why Ethiopia adopted a multinational federal order in 1994 was because there were politically salient ethnic cleavages that have received eloquent theoretical and political endorsements, particularly since the 1960s. Ethnic identity and ethnic nationalism came to be the predominant mode of political mobilisation and organising not just because EPRDF chose such an arrangement but rather because of the asymmetric relationship of inequality and domination between ethnic groups in the country. The formation of the PP comes at a time when these ethnic cleavages are pronounced and the central demands of Ethiopia’s ethnic groups for political autonomy and cultural justice remain unresolved. 

Fatal complacency

In most cases, the merger of political parties or movements that have long been allies does not cause a significant change in the political environment they exist in. The EPRDF, however, is not an ordinary political party.

A vassal configuration assembled by the TPLF towards the end of the 1980s, EPRDF was primarily designed to broaden TPLF’s appeal beyond the Tigray region and to undercut other more autonomous political parties.

Over the past three decades, the party pitted one group against another to stay in power. Such authoritarian politics eliminated the conditions for collective politics and foreclosed the emergence of a viable and credible political organisation that could offer a serious alternative.

In doing so, the party made sure that it remains the only political formation with the capacity to resolve the country’s many deep-rooted problems. 

That is why Abiy’s decision divided opinion among ordinary Ethiopians and key players in Ethiopia’s future alike.  

For some, the birth of the pan-Ethiopian Prosperity Party from the ashes of the EPRDF is a historic step towards national unity and social cohesion.

Among political forces that support the Prosperity Party are “Ethiopian nationalists”, a fast diminishing political bloc that views the EPRDF and the ethno-national federal order, which grants bigger ethnic groups self-governance rights within their respective states, as the source of Ethiopia’s troubles. Their support for the PP is driven less by a careful assessment of Ethiopia’s social cleavages and political fault lines and more by their fixation on a homogenizing conception of “unity” that is responsible for the crisis of legitimacy that haunted the Ethiopian state for over a century.

For others, the fusion of the distinct entities that represented the various ethnic groups marks a return to Ethiopia’s centralising and homogenising past. People who define themselves as “Federalists” or “Confederalists” hold this view, as well as individuals who have a strong attachment to their ethnic identity. They believe that ethnic communities within Ethiopia are entitled to be represented in the federation by parties that bear their names and put their interests above all else. 

Indeed, many Ethiopians living outside the capital, Addis Ababa, have a strong attachment to their ethnic communities and believe that ethnic groups should be entitled to determine their political, economic and cultural status without any external interference, including the right to be judged and be educated in their own language. They want to belong to the larger Ethiopian polity while also preserving their unique identity and character. For them, the PP threatens to undermine the achievements of the last three decades in terms of cultural and political autonomy and lays the structural foundation for a unitary state that will rob them off their dignity and autonomy.

There are also Ethiopians who oppose the merger because they believe the time is not right. They point to the fact that ethnic nationalism is still the dominant mode of political mobilisation in Ethiopia and argue that merging the party before addressing the central political demands of historically marginalised ethnic groups and before completing the democratic transition risks bringing the country to the edge of an abyss. 

Risks to the Transition

In order for Ethiopia’s democratic transition to stand any chance of success, the next election must be fair and competitive, and be seen to be so. One of the most immediate challenges to PP is that it will be difficult to win a free and competitive election as a pan-Ethiopian party while ethnicity remains the predominant political cleavage. 

Over the past three decades, ethnic nationalism occupied Ethiopia’s centre of political gravity, becoming the single most important principle shaping political life in the country.

Today, nationalist frameworks provide the normative vocabulary and ethical framework through which most political actors understand the nature of the problems facing their constituencies. In a society where ethnic consciousness holds significant explanatory power, and where there are salient and pronounced ethnic fault lines, it is unlikely non-ethnic parties, like the PP, will have a large following. 

It will be vulnerable to attacks by nationalist parties that claim to represent the exclusive and authentic voice of a people and examine everything from the vantage point of that group. Whatever its normative appeal, the promise of a pan-Ethiopian party will not be politically intelligible and is not going to carry a significant political weight in today’s Ethiopia.Ultimately, in a democratic and competitive election, ethnic groups are highly likely to support the party that speaks in their name. 

In other words, the likelihood of the Prosperity Party winning a free and democratic election in the near future is very slim, and this poses a significant threat to the transition.

If the Prosperity Party loses the election and agrees to hand over power to the opposition, that would throw the country into uncharted territories as there is no single political party or a coalition of political parties that have the ideological platform and the program that allows them to steer the country through these turbulent times. If the government wins the election unfairly or decides to stay on power after losing the election, that will automatically eliminate any prospect of a democratic transition and mark the beginning of a new form of authoritarianism.

Risks to the multinational federation

Although the prime minister has reaffirmed his commitment to the federal project and sought to reassure people that the PP will not be a front for centralising power and homogenising the Ethiopian state, the new party is fraught with vulnerabilities.

For communities whose long-standing demands for genuine representation and cultural and linguistic equality is yet to be met, the Prosperity Party, as a vanguard party that is likely to dominate Ethiopian politics in the years to come, represents a considerable threat. 

One such risk is that once the current structure is dismantled and ethnic groups lose direct representation within the PP, their ability to advocate for their specific groups will be diminished, and they could lack influence over policy decisions that might undermine the federal structure. Moreover, the structural vulnerability of the PP means that the risks of anti-federalist forces taking over the party and dismantling the federal structure cannot be ruled out.

While reforming the EPRDF is long overdue, the current merger and the structure of the new party is fraught with structural and institutional challenges that could pose a fatal danger to the prospect of democratic transition. The party should have considered other less radical steps that could have addressed EPRDF’s crisis of legitimacy without putting the country on the edge of an abyss.

56 COMMENTS

  1. “Most importantly, the PP is not going to be the direct representative of any particular ethnic group. Instead, it will try to be an all-encompassing national party that speaks for the entire Ethiopian people”

    I am not sure why all pro unity Ethiopians are over the roof over the abolishment of EPDRF and the creation of EPP. This is huge. Abiy made the next election a referendum on ethnic politics. The single most issue is going to be ethnic politics in the next election. Tribal parties vs national parties. My hope is national parties will win the election but even that is not the case, there will be a fair representation of ethnic and national parties in parliament. Can we ask more than that? If we have a real debate like we had in the 2005 election and Ethiopians get the chance to say their will, I will be happy with the result. Even if it is going to be something I don’t like. May god protect Abiy and co. History will remember them for what they did and doing to reverse the evil TPLF did led by the dead midget for 30 years. I wish we had them in power back in 1991, who knows the country wouldn’t be landlocked. I will be mad if Abiy and co won’t have a role in government after the next election. We need people like Abiy. May the talk only bigots who wish bad to them be eradicated from earth.

  2. I see this article something written on loaded emotion and somehow rushed to the press without due diligence deliberation. As I have said umpteen time before issues strictly concerning the national question have been satisfactorily addressed in 1995 and during the years after that. Problems bedeviling the country as a whole politically and economically are commonly shared by every man and woman in every country. But bigots in every region want us to believe otherwise. These bigots are as always and everywhere smart alecks who are being ravaged by persistent dream of carving a territory to call it their own. These blabber mouths are the products of Marxist demagogues preceding them. The content of their diatribes could look different but their ammo is the same. They both know how to feed on raw emotion. Almost all of them are highly educated and have honed their arts from their days in college campuses. They have the skills on how to dissect their ethnic group and who to target with their poison. It is a proven fact that in any society there is always going to be a section that will be challenged or lack the sophistication to look thru the diatribe these smart alecks are throwing at it. To these goons this section of the society is their bread and butter. They strive on it. They enrich themselves at its expense with its blood and sweat. They use it as their fodder and always from a safe distance at their comfy homes. When this unfortunate section of the society is having nightmares from its inability to feed and clothe itself or its family adequately, the self designated smart aleck leaders suffer from over-eating indigestion and ballooning waist lines. Fillet mignon as the main course and minimum 10 Teff bread on the dinner table, baby!!!! When this gullible section of the society is spending nights with shaky roofs over its head counting stars these bigoted connivers don’t touch anything less than 3 bedrooms as residences. What the heck!!! They don’t even fly the economy class hoping to rub shoulders with Michael Cohen or Jeffrey Skilling someday somehow!!!!

  3. Well articulated point. The gullible PM wants to hijacked the youths revolutionary struggle and sacrifices at the ages of prematurity despite the fact that the Oromo political elites resisted it. What can you expect from a sellout who spoon fed HIM since the age of 15? And even allowed HIM to be part and parcel of the the Tigrai youth sacrifices but HE betrayed them and so expect HE will do it again because HE is a perfidy naturally. The high school dropout prime minister who wants to be the seventh kings of ectopia as HIS witch mother prophesied it. What can you expect from a perfidy who ignored the Oromo youths blood and sweat sacrifices and allowed HIM to be a prime Minister of the country?
    Never trust the sellout Prime Minister!

  4. Please read as a seventh grade dropout. Sorry I promoted HIM to high school negligently. Kikikikiki yeah HE is lucky

  5. I was swimming across this modestly lengthy article to fish the main idea and its validity. Unfortunately, it is all wastage of time – I found nothing I did not before. I was believing the writer was an academician and would enlighten readers without bias and irrational assumptions of hate. The writer in fact pretended to be so; however, he is ideas proved to be contracdicting. Here are how he contrdaicted.

    —- (1) <>
    —– (2) <>

    Thus, the writer’s point in 1 & 2 above, proves one simple fact. That is the ethnic/tribal political system has becoming deduct, unable to keep pace with the world out look of most Ethiopians. This means Ethiopiawinet is the political and moral value of Ethiopians regardless of their faith, language, province of residence or agro-economy zones, etc.

    —- The writer is crying foul when stating:
    ” It will be vulnerable to attacks by nationalist parties that claim to represent the exclusive and authentic voice of a people and examine everything from the vantage point of that group.”
    First, on what ground and facts did he prove the current tplf ethnic parties represent the true voice of the people? Is he telling the reader, individual citizens in Tigray are as rich as Sebhat Nega, Azeb Mesfin, Seyoum Mesfin, etc and citizen in Arusi and Bale are as wealthy as Jawar or Abadula Gemeda, etc

    Thus, this writer exposed himself abundantly he is a pure OLF and Jawar mouthpiece. He did not even show the way-forward, although he criticized TPLF for being late in reforming itself. What that means is he wants the TPLF’s status quo to continue but under the leadership of OLF/Jawar Jihadist. No body is stupid to heed attention to this. Ethiopia needs change – change that bulldoze the TPLF imposed ethnic federal system all along with its illegal constitution. Tribal parties, in the first place, have to be outlawed not to be valid political party. And in no way tribal parties should be allowed to participate in an election – this crime as it lets loose mafia thugs.

  6. I was swimming across this modestly lengthy article to fish the main idea and its validity. Unfortunately, it is all wastage of time – I found nothing I did not before. I was believing the writer was an academician and would enlighten readers without bias and irrational assumptions of hate. The writer in fact pretended to be so; however, he is ideas proved to be contracdicting. Here are how he contrdaicted.

    —- (1) “Ethiopian nationalists”, a fast diminishing political bloc that views the EPRDF and the ethno-national federal order,..”
    —– (2) ” One such risk is that once the current structure is dismantled and ethnic groups lose direct representation within the PP, their ability to advocate for their specific groups will be diminished…”

    Thus, the writer’s point in 1 & 2 above, proves one simple fact. That is the ethnic/tribal political system has becoming deduct, unable to keep pace with the world out look of most Ethiopians. This means Ethiopiawinet is the political and moral value of Ethiopians regardless of their faith, language, province of residence or agro-economy zones, etc.

    —- The writer is crying foul when stating:
    ” It will be vulnerable to attacks by nationalist parties that claim to represent the exclusive and authentic voice of a people and examine everything from the vantage point of that group.”
    First, on what ground and facts did he prove the current tplf ethnic parties represent the true voice of the people? Is he telling the reader, individual citizens in Tigray are as rich as Sebhat Nega, Azeb Mesfin, Seyoum Mesfin, etc and citizen in Arusi and Bale are as wealthy as Jawar or Abadula Gemeda, etc

    Thus, this writer exposed himself abundantly he is a pure OLF and Jawar mouthpiece. He did not even show the way-forward, although he criticized TPLF for being late in reforming itself. What that means is he wants the TPLF’s status quo to continue but under the leadership of OLF/Jawar Jihadist. No body is stupid to heed attention to this. Ethiopia needs change – change that bulldoze the TPLF imposed ethnic federal system all along with its illegal constitution. Tribal parties, in the first place, have to be outlawed not to be valid political party. And in no way tribal parties should be allowed to participate in an election – this crime as it lets loose mafia thugs.

  7. Priority#1 is out law ethnic political parties to be a valid political party. This against the universally accepted convention. No ethnic party should be allowed to run for election. This crime. Don’t embolden criminals. NO MORE ETHNIC PARTY NO MORE ETHNIC FEDERAL SYSTEM!!!

    • Abebaw

      if we r ruled by ethnic fed system then how many ethnicity do we have 84 but we have only 9 ethnic fed state .. doest mean u r telling us fake news again .. otherwise find me 84 ethnic fed state.. if we r ruled by ethnic fed system

      beside Somalia i dont think there is one single ethnic fed state.. if u have one pls tell us..

      • Actually those 9 killils are ethnic based- take their name after the majority ethnic/tribal group. This means, for instance, there is a clear majority tyranny in Tigray province alone. The gold standard is federalism on the basis of best standards.

        • Tigray province

          Tigrayan………..94.98%
          Amhara…………2.6%
          Irob…………….. 0.7%
          Afar…………….. 0.29%
          Agaw…………….0.19%
          Oromo…………..0.17%
          Kunama…………0.05%

          እንደምታየው ትግሬዎች አብላጫውን ስላላቸው ቋንቋ ትግረኛ ሊሆን ይችላል። ይህ ማለት አገው እና ኩናማው ቋንቋቸውን የነጠቃሉ ማለት አይደለም ። ትግሬ በሁለት መንግስታዊ አስተዳደር ተመራለች ። አንዱ የክልሉ መሪ ሲሆን ሌላው ደግሞ ዞን እና አወራጫ ከዚያም ቀበሌ ተብሎ በሚከፈል አስተዳደር ተመራለች ታድያ በአወራጃ ደረጃ ኩናማ የሚኖሩበት ስፈር ኩናምኛና ትግረኛ የመግባቢያ ቋንቋ እና የአወራጃው የስራ ቋንቋ ይሆናል ማለት ነው። ይህ ብቻ አይደለም ኩናማ ስፈር ቤንዚን ከወጣ ኩናማ ፸% ስባ በመቶ ይደርሳታል ማለት ነው ሌላም ሌላም ጥቅሞች ይህ ዜዴ ታድያ እያንዳንዱ ክልልና አውራጃ እራሱን ያስተዳደራል ከክልሉም የውክልና ደምፅ አለው ወዘተ ወዘተ።

          ምናልባት ትግሬዎችም ሆኑ ሌሎች ክልሎች ይህንን የፈደራል ፅንስ አሳብ በስራ በተግባር አላደረጉትም ይሆናል ግን ሕገ መንግስታችን ለሁሉ መብት ስጥቶዋል ።። ትግሬዎች በቁጥር ስለሚበዙ ብቻ እነሱ ያሉት እየሆንም እንዳልኩህ ይህ ሲስተም ዲሞክራሲ ይባላል majority rule ..

          ግን የኢትዬዽያ አስተዳደር በዲሞክራሲ አይደለም የሚመራው በውክልና ዲሞክራሲ ነው ይህ ማለት ፓርለማው ትግሬው ውስጥ ያለው ሁለት ቤት አለው ። የላይኛው ቤትና የታችኛው ቤት ። የላይኛው ቤት ሁሉም ጎሳ አንዳንድ ድምፅ ያገኛል። ይህ ማለት ትግሬውችም ኩናማውም እኩል ድምፅ አላቸው ማለት ነው። የታችኛው ቤት ደግሞ ምርጫው የሚካሄደው በmajority

          ይመስላል ግን አይደለም ሁለት ወይም ሶስት ጎሳዎች ካላመኑበት ወነተኛ ማጆሪቲ ስለማይስጥ ትግሬዎች ብቻ አይውስኑም ስለዚህ ሁሉም ተስማምቶ ሁሉንም አግባብቶ መኖር ያስፈልጋል።
          አሁን ያለው ፓርላመንት ይህንን ላያሞላ ይችላል ግን የኢትዬዽያ ህገ መንግስት ግን ይህን ነው የሚለው ሕዝቦች በተረዱት ቁጥር በሙሉ ሲተርጎም በጣም ትብብርን የሚፈጥር መሁኑን ያስረዳናል። አንዱ ባቻ ተነስቶ ልግዛ ቢልም የምያችልበት ሕገመንግስት ነው አንብበው ትረደዋለህ

  8. .
    Have you read how the writer missed the concept at least in the last sentence?
    He said “… the party should have considered other less radical steps that could have addressed EPRDF’s crisis of legitimacy… “
    — in his word, the writer described the crisis in EPRDF as a legitimacy crisis alone. I say different. The crisis in EPRDF was not legitimacy alone, but also ideological and legal.

    What is increasingly labeled as “ethnic federalism.” is a mis-concept in Ethiopia’s case. The term “federal” is used even though some knowledgeable observers argue as if practiced in its entirety as per the Ethiopian constitution is more akin to “confederation,” — an innovative form, that looks like federalism but appears closer to an international treaty among ethnic groups having the power to secede.

    Ethiopia is the only African country that confronts directly the challenges of ethnic diversity by adopting the so-called federal system organized, based on the recognition and institutionalization of the right of ethno-territorial communities to self-determination depending on language as main criteria.

    Ethiopia’s experiment with ethnolinguistic federalism was meant for ensuring ethnic self-autonomy and inter-ethnic shared rule, its viability and success hinges upon its dissociation from democracy with which it is currently linked and on the extent to which it advances to power-sharing democracy.

    Not only Abiy but we all knew the system failed. That is why he brought a new “medemir” policy. And for this new policy we can’t even comment on a practice that has no strategic proposals or dissertation papers, we can only give a blind assumption, and this is wrong.

    The solution for Abiy was to start with the liquidation of the constitution. He should disqualify the constitution. With that constitution still practiced, his legitimacy is more in question, the legality in limbo and the unification of his party is a multiplication with zero, and importantly, ideologically the country is heading to uncharted waters.

    • ጋሼ ቂሎ

      አስበኸው ታወቃለህ ለምን አማራ ብቻ ethnic federalism እንደሚቃወመው ?

      በሚቀጠልም ይህንን ሕገ መንግስት ይስርዘው ትላለህ። እንደው ለመሆኑ በአለም ላይ አንድ ብቻ ሕገ መንግስት እንዳለ አታወቅም ። ለምሳሌ ሾሻልዚምን ለመምስረት ከፈለግህ ከሩሲያ ተቀዳለህ ። የራስ ህን የምትፅፍ ከሆን ግን ሻሻሊዝም ልትለው አይገባም። እግር ካስ ለመጫወት ከፈለግህ የእንግሊዝን የእግርካስ ሕግን ተወስዳለህ የራስ ህን የእግርካስ ሕግ ግን ማወጣት አትችልም ። ካወጣህም እግርካስ ሊሆን አይችላም ሌላ ስም ማውጣት አለብህ።

      አሁን ደግሞ ዲሞክራሲን ልከተል ካልክ የራስ ህን ሕግ ማወጣት አትችልም። ለምን ብትል የዲሞክራሲ ሕገመንግስት አንዴ ተፈርስፎዋል በድጋሚ መፈልስፍ አትችልም

      ለምሳሌ መኪና ተፍልስፎዋል በድጋሚ መኪናን መፈልስፍ አትችልም። ታድያ የምን ሕገ መንግስት እፅፋለሁ ብሎ ያዙኝ ልቀቁኝ ማለት። አዋ መላው አለም ከአሜሪካ የተቀዳ ነው ሕገ መንግስታቸው። አዋ አንዳንድ ነገር ማሻሻል ትችላለህ ግን ዲሞክራሲን የሚከተሉ በሙሉ አንድ ሕገመንግስት ነው ያላቸው የኢትዬዽያ ሕገመንግስት ከአሜሪካ ሕገ መንግስት ቃል በቃል የተቀዳ ነው። አንዳንድ ቃላቶች ከመቀያየሩ በስተቀር ። ሁለተኛ ደግሞ አንዳንድ ነገሮች ከመቀነስ ውይ ከመጨመር በስተቀር እንዳለ የአሜሪካ ሕገ መንግስት ቅጂ ነው። አንተ ምኑን ነው የምታሻሽለው። በዚህ ላይ የአሜሪካ ሕገ መንግስት ፪፻ አመት በሙሉ የተፈትነና የላመ አንዳንድ አንኳር የወጣለት እና የተሻሻለ ሕገ መንግስት ነው። አሁን አንተ የምትፅፈው ምንም ያለተፈተሽ መርዝ ልጣጠጣን ነው ውይ ።

      • በመጀመሪያ የወያኔ ህገ-መንግሥት ከአሜሪካ አልተቀዳም። የሆነ ቀልድ አስታወስኸኝ አንድ ህመምተኛ እናት ሰነፍ ልጇን የቅዱስ ሚካኤልን ፀበል ከፀበል ቦታው ቀድተህ አምጣልኝ ብላ ሰነፍ ልጇን አዘዘቺው። ሰነፍ ልጁም ሰፈር ጉድጓድ ቀድቶ መጥቶ የፈውስ ጠበል አመጣሁኝ አለ ይላሉ – ይበልጡን እናቷ የጃርድያ በሽታ አስለከፋት ማለት ነው። ለነገሩ እራሷ አሜሪካ ከዬት የቀዳቺው ይመስልሃል በርካታዎቹ ከእንግሊዝ ግርማዊያን ነው። አሜሪካ ግን የጎሣ ፌደሬሽን የላትም የዜጎች አገር ብቻ ናት።

        • Abebaw

          አንደኛ ነገር አማርኛ የምን ቋንቋ ነው። የጎሳ ቋንቋ ነው ወይስ የኢትዬዽያዊያን ቋንቋ ነው።
          ሁለተኛ ኦሮምኛስ የምን ቋንቋ ነው። የጉሳ ቋንቋ ነው ወይስ የኢትዬዽያዊያን ቋንቋ ነው።

          ይህንን በደንብ መልስልኝ። የጎሳን ክልል ካፈረስን በምን ቋንቋ ልንግባባ ነው። አንድ ቋንቋ እንመርጣለን። ሕዝቡ የመረጠው ይሆናል ብሎ ማወናበድ አይቻልም። አንደ ቋንቋ መርጠህ ንገርኝ ያ ቋንቋ ግን የጎሳ ቋንቋ መሆን የለበትም።

          ደግሞ የኢትዬዽያ ሕገ መንግስት ከአሜሪካ እንደሚቀዳ ለምን ሁለቱን ሕግ መንግስቶች የምርጫም ህጛቱንም በትመለከት ቃል በቃል ነው የተገለበጠው

          አሜሪካ ከእንግሊዝ አይደለም የቀዳቸው ዲሞክራሲ ከግሪካች ይመስለኛል የተቀዳው።።። በጣም የሚገርመወ ግን ንፁህ ዲሞክራሲ በጣም አፍራሽ ስርዓት መሆኑን የአሜሪካ መስራች አባቶች ምንም ነገር በዲሞክራሲ አሜሪካ እንዳትመራ አረጉ ከዚያ የውክልና ዲሞክራሲን መርጠው በሱ ቀጠሉበት። ገዳ ስርዓት በጣም ከዚህ የውክልና ዲሞክራሲ በጣም በጣም ይቀራረባል ።።። አንዳንዴም አሜሪካኖቹ ከገዳ የቀዱት ይመስለኛል።

          አዋ እንግሊዞች ተመሳሳይ ሕግ ሊኖራቸው ይችላል ግን አሜሪካኖች በምን አይነት የንጉሳዊያንና የልዕላዊን ነገር አሜሪካ ውስጥ ላለማምጣት ማንም ሰው ራስ እገሌ ተብሎ እንዳይጠራ ብለው ሕገ መንግስታቸው ላይ ፅፈዋል ስለዚህ የእንግሊዞችን አይደለም የገዳንም ስርዓት አይተው ይሆናል ግን በመጨረሻው ግን የራሳቸውን ሕግ ፅፈዋል ። እኛም አጋጉል ከምንቀናጣ እንደገና ከመፈላስፍ የረቀቀልንን ሕግ ኮፒ ማረግ ይጠቅመናል። ያንን ነው ወርቃማውሱ መለሳኒያኖች ያረጉት ። አሁን ደርሼ ህግ መንግስት እፃፋለሁ ለሚል ከንቱ መጀመሪያ ፃፈውን የዛን ግዜ ያለንን ሕገ መንግስት እንቀይራለን የምለው። አለበለዚያ አታጃጅሉን መንግስት በተቀየረ ቁጥር ሕግ መንግስት እቀይራለሁ ብሎ መጃጃል አይገባኝም ። አሁን ከየት ይመጣል ከአሜሪካ የተሻለ ሕገ መንግስት

    • Leech infested Mano-
      Another twisted heart despicable barbaric debtera who produce nothing but cricize while playing holy with his dark heart. I can’t stand this guy want him banned now. Get lost ant SETAN

      • .

        To the vampire, -Aba Geda, worshipper of breast cutters, a fun of lynches, admirer of a mob and friend of the criminals …..
        Is it full moon? …

        This werewolf, half-breed, animalistic entity, longs for banning me. Can you be creative and tell us why ban me from nazret!?

        As we have read from your past comments – you are a day-walking vampire, suffering from thirst for blood, who is trying to wreak havoc in nazret. Your lyrics are all tuned for death and kill.

        Among other issues, haven’t you seen yourself covered by a swarm of flesh eating maggots? Now, shudder to remove the maggots and clean your crevices properly before addressing anyone.

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  9. Aybabaw.
    did you just write America copied Democracy from British.History will recognize that Meles and his crew brought Democracy to the land of Abyssinia you can not change that and future generations they wiĺl ask how great he was academically and the answer they will get is 7A straight not seven elleven cashier.
    PP party could not be delivered by Dofter Abye if it wasn’t for Meles to begin with,would you want to know his real accadamic status or result,No.
    people of Tigray never come with conclusions like Mengistu was a corrupt individual,handsome,educated,tall…never.They judged him accordingly as he was a butcher or innocent from essential knowledge.you all ill judgment brought you to extream confusion amongst each one of you so close to your grave with your due byological term to finished some time soon.be it,admit it you are a looser.
    Awot N’Jeganu.

    • Ato Beyene,

      You eyes only an empty glass full – that is how much Meles victimized your God given wisdom. Meles was a curse to you and your likes, his tribal, clan, and chiefdom rule was a regression to human knowledge. He lived and died with his regressed knowledge. That is what is he know for. Sadly, he made many collateral damages to the tribe and clan in whom name he and his colleagues robbed mother Ethiopia. I really don’t understand why you guys rush to pick the U.S. for all the historical failures TPLF suffered. U.S. is not and can’t be a peer for Ethiopia – on many grounds. ወያኔ ከዴዴቢት ጉድጕድ የመዘዘውን ኪስ ማስታወሻ ከ አሜሪካ ጋር ማነፃፀር ስህተት ነው።

      • Ato Beyene,

        You eyes only see an empty glass full – that is how much Meles victimized your God given wisdom.

  10. The Tigray People made Ethiopia to be the most respected through out history particularly for the past 30 years by saving Ethiopia developed Ethiopia single handedly while the Amhara, oromos, Gurages were stealing money,and sabotaging Ethiopia development and well being.

    What is next ??

  11. Amhara, oromos, Gurages were stealing money through ኤፈርት. Is that what your telling your extraterrestrial alien people of your wild imagination. Your extraterrestrial alien have to audit the account ofኤፈርት immediately to and get your stolen money.ከለቤ ነው በሳቅ ፍርስ ያደረግኸኝ።

  12. The Tigray People and thier Martyrs believe in the truth and believe in building a government by the people.

    The author of this article just like many people on this and in Ethiopia were cheering when the terrorist in Amhara and oromo were massacring innocent defenseless Tigray because you were too blinded by hate towards the liberataora and developer of Ethiopia the selfless Tigray People who gave you freedom, stability, development despite it was not perfect.

    You told the world with lies you defeated TPLF with out even fighting them on the battlefield where they Excell making them the World number one war fighters.

    Lie lie lie is your culture and it will take you to the abese of hail , poverty, instability and used by the same foreign Powers you begged like the criminals Iraqi “Chelibe” who are rotting in hell.

    We will be liars if we tell you the TPLF were perfect no no no no but coming where the selfless Tigray People and the Tigray People Liberation Front came suffering from the biggest wars in history,man made famine and combating dozens of different powerful armies they were able to save Ethiopia, developed Ethiopia something no too many humans or countries can do in this world.

    The Tigray People and the Tigray People Liberation Front singlehandedly Liberated Ethiopia and developed Ethiopia you can take that to a bank and Cash it.

    The Tigray People Republic!!

    • 1. TPLF & Co. have been telling us that Ethiopia’s economy has been growing at ≥ 10% for over two decades. So, when Abiy took over:

      i). why was there only one week’s foreign currency reserve left in the banks?

      ii). why was government employees’ salary account millions short to even cover salaries?

      2. Penniless TPLF & Co. in torn rag shorts invaded-and-occupied Ethiopia in 1991 and became overnight millionaires running multi-million dollar industries. So:

      i). When will the TPLF & Co. refund the money & gold they looted from Ethiopia?
      ii). Which of these companies belongs to the people of Tigray?
      http://www.ginbot7.org/effort-and-the-tplf-business-empire/

  13. Regardless of constitutional and ideological challenges, the newly found Prosperity Party couldn’t be possibly worse the the faux and the currupt EPRDF shell ride, infected and overburdened by the greedy and arrogant tribal of TPLF gangs over 27 yrs.. Adios to that corrupted racist ethnic imposters for now. Would it tbe able to solve or address the long standing ethnic grievances? Not sure yet but they better watch out not to repeat past historical mistakes. Nevertheless , moving away and burying that rotten old status quo is refreshing. Let the chips fall where they may for now!

  14. I see some folks are dancing around idea of doing away with federalism, ethnicty or otherwise, without addressing the consequences. They also pretend to forgot where we came from and Ethiopia State,’s history of long running internal conflicts, groups marginalization, discrimination practices , ethnic subjugation in the last hundred years or so. To me that notion seems dangerous game to even entertain and criminal mindset at best. What’s now needed most is reformation and democrization of the national institution within the existing federal system with minor political, legal and consttuitional remedies . No more , nol less. Going back to the dreaded old status quos of decades ago is risking for more troulble and re-emergency of Pandora’s box of ethnic nationalism and violence.

  15. Hello Ethios,

    Is this like ‘You can take the man out of his Kilil, but you can’t take the Kilil out of him’?

    1. Ethnic Caves [Kilils], Ethnic Parties, etc. have been used by the TPLF & Co. for decades as a window dressing for Equality, Democracy, Justice, etc. Weren’t they time bombs planted all over Ethiopia that the TPLF & Co. activate-diffuse as they wish?

    2. Ethiopia’s problem has never been its 86 ethnics. They have been fending off invaders as one till 1991. Ethnicity has been used by Egypt’s Dogs [TPLF-EPLF, OLF-IFLO, etc.] to divide, weaken and destroy Ethiopia OR co-rule & co-loot Ethiopia [Plan B].

    3. Ethiopia’s problems have been Poverty, Illiteracy, Inequality, Justice, Democracy, etc. The few Amharas who ruled & robbed Ethiopia in Amharas’ name are like the few TPLF who ruled & robbed Ethiopia in Tigrayans’ name. The whole ethnic is not the culprit!

    4. Whichever way the wind blows, ethnic parties are Stone Age Relics. Equality, justice, democracy, education, etc. are Ethnic-Blind & Color-Blind: They serve ALL equally. This can ONLY be achieved via Democratically Elected Competent ETHIOPIANS!

    5. The Indigenous Minorities are the worst hit by the asymmetric development in Ethiopia. These minorities should be protected from extinction. Their development and their overall welfare should be fast-tracked via a Parliamentary Indigenous Council.

    Check out the info in this: https://www.ezega.com/News/NewsDetails/7523/

    Have a great day! አያሌዉ ሞኙ / ሰዉ አማኙ

  16. አያሌው ሞኙ,

    እንደመሬት ቁልጭ ብሎ የሚታየውን የብሔር ማንነትን ከፓለቲካ እይታ ውጭ ለምን እንደምትረዳው ሊገባኝ አይችልም:: እሺ! እያንዳንዱ ብሔረሰብ የራሱ የሆነ ባህላዊ ጨዋታ ዘፈን ሥነጥበብ አዉድዓመት እምነትም አለው እናም ብሄራዊ አንድነትን ስለሚቀንስ እነኚህ ሁሉ ቱባ ባህሎች ቀርተው አንድነታችንን ሊያሳዩ በሚችሉ ባህሎች ዘፈኖች ይተኩ እያልክ ነው አይደል?

    • መጀመሪያ አንተ ሰው ነህ ወይስ ልሣነ-ሰብዕ ? መያዣ ማንጠልጠያህ ምን ላይ ነው። አንተን መበየድ አይቻልም ስነ-ልሣንህን መበየድ ወይም መቀየር ይቻላል። Just like water is water regardless of wherever it goes, you are just one physical person, your tongue can be anything. Artificial linguistic skill can’t override individual rights. We are not living in a mob society.

      • Abebaw,
        የሰውነት አንድምታን ይዞ ለወራት አቧራ ሲያነሣ የነበረው ቡድን እራሱን “የሰውነት ዉሃ” ልክ እያለ ይጠራ እንደነበር የቅርብ ግዜ ትውስታችን ነው ዳሩ ግን እንደ እብቅ ብን ብለው የመጥፋታቸው ምስጢር ውሃ የማይቋጥር ትርክት አንግበው መነሣታቸውና ዘመኑን ያላጤነ ወቅቱን ያልመረመረ እንጭጭ ሃሳብ ስለነበር ነው:: ሲቀጥል ይሄ የሚያሣየው የሰውነት አንድምታ የትም የማያደርስ መሆኑ እና አጉራህ ጠናኝ ያላሻው የመንደር አውጫጭኝ ስለነበር ጭምር ነው:: ሌላኛው እሳቤህ ደሞ “ልሣነ-ሰብ” ነው:: ‘ልሣነ-ሰብ’ እንደ ሠውነኝ በትምክህት የተቦካ ሠሞነኛ ትርክት ሣይሆን እድሜ ጠገብ ለዛ ያለው ቁመና ያለው የህብረተሰብ ጥያቄ ነው:: ጥያቄው በትግል የታጀበ መስዋዕትነት የተከፈለበት እኩልነት ነፃነት ፍትህ እና ተግባቦትን የያዘ መሠረታዊ መስመር ነው:: ስለሆነም በዚህ መስመር ብሔር እና ብሔረሰቦች ማንነታቸውን ለማስጠበቅ የሚተሙበት በጅምላ የማይወራረዱበት አውራ ጎዳና ነው::

        መጠቅለያ:-
        ሰውነኝ ትርክት ሠሞነኛ ቄንጥ በመሆኑ መንፈቅ ሳይሞላው በእንጭጩ የተቀበረ ሰንካላ ሀሳብ ነው::

        የልሣነ-ሰብ እርምጃ ተግዳሮቱ ከፍ ያለ ዘመን ተሻጋሪ ሃሳብ በመሆኑ የአንበሳውን ድርሻ ይዟል ስለሆነም መጠይቁ እድሜ ጠገብ ከመሆኑ አንፃር በጫንቃው የተሸከመው የህብረተሰብ ጥያቄ መልክ መያዙ ሳይታለም የተፈታ ነው::

        አባ መላ ባለበርኖሱ::

    • Dr. Dr. አባ ክልል መላ,

      Please see my response down there.

      Have a great day! አያሌዉ ሞኙ / ሰዉ አማኙ

  17. Martin Luther King Jr., I have a Dream,
    — “Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.”
    —“I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

    ነጭ እና ጥቁር አሜሪካዊያን ይህን ህልም ሰንቀው ብዙ የሥልጣኔ ርቀር ከተጓዙ፣ እኛ አንድ ወጥ የጥቁር ዘር ኢትዮጵያዊያን እንዴት እራስችንን የቅዠት ክልል ወይም የጎሣ በረት ውስጥ አስረን እንቀመጥ። ማርቲን ሉተር በጎህልም ሲያልም፣ የእኛወቹ እርኩሳን የመገለያ discrimination የመገዳደል፣ የመለያዬት ቅዠት ሰበኩ። አሁን የኢትዮጵያ ትንሣዔ የግድ የለናል – ከዚህ በታች መውረድ ስለሌለብን።

    *** Ban and invalidate all ethnic Political parties in the sovereign lands of Ethiopia. Turn ethnic parties, if they wish, into self-help local none governmental entities (NGOs).
    *** No election without first banning ethnic political parties and outlawing TPLF illegal constitution. Ethiopia is not a private property of any tribe. Ethiopia is the home of all Ethiopians.

    • Aba Webaw
      South African and USA politics almost have nothing to do with the current issue Ethiopia is challenging at present.white and blacks come from two diffrent identity with Biology,geography,history,chemistry…..so stop this Martin Luther king assumption as a soul example to learn out some.point out the real issue rather than you walking side way like weak.when you get an idea which you firmly believe it is a solution for better,come with detail and address that in a civilized manner,you give us a shock and we might all agree to your idea and get the best of it.I love been Tigraway and Ethiopian so why should i knock all the culture and history down.when I say I am happy the way I am you said”no I know what is best for you’d it not a shame? next time you will say bring your family Gold from their forehead exchange it with “Nikel”.ha.

      • የበጎ አድርጎት ድርጅት በመሆን መወጥወጥ ትችላለህ፣ርዕዮተ-ዓለም ሆነህ ግን አገራዊ ራዕይ መሆን አይቻልም። I really don’t understand what kind of identity of yours you are talking about. Gold this gold that it is a total carp BS. To me it is like you are trying to fish innocents throwing glittering deadly hook into the fish net so that the fish get choked bleeding mouthful. There is no double or triple identity – everyone Ethiopian is ETHIOPIAN FIRST. This is an only evil gospel of TPLF.

  18. # No election before banning all ethnic parties.
    #No election before outlawing TPLF’s illegal constitution
    # No election before subduing and bring TPLF thugs to justice
    # No election before subduing OLF & bringing Jihadist to justice
    *** Restoring peace and order is a priority
    *** Rehabilitating and resettling the displaced and the victim is a priority
    ***Restoring moral values, civility and our old age decency is essential, not optional

  19. Abebaw-
    You know what go get a life you miserable son of skunk. I told you many times to provide details in how you will convince 100 million ethnic convinced youth without using bullet. Do you realize that nothing you say is achievable without shading blood. You think from your kizenam retirement bed that everything is easy as pushing the keyboard with your KOMATA finger.

    You remind me of debtera that get nine women’s pregnant to have the child in one month
    I kizenam debtera you guys are good for nothing scam of the earth. Keep vomiting Garabage

    • Aba geday,
      Do you want to learn the truth about your paternal ancestry line? Your great- great grand father was an Amhara/Debtera from Shewa ሸዋ/ጨዋ/. It is sad to have a stupid great great son like you Aba geda/ ወሸላ በግባሩ/. I know your childhood dream (even still now) was to become one day a scholarly Debetera. Unfortunately, you have the Amhara bloodline but you don’t have enough level of intelligence to become a Debtera – you are only born just to be a ወሸላው በግንባሩ weirdo.

  20. do u guys remember when i was suggestion all university to have security camera now the fed. government going to have security camera trust me the trouble maker will be caught ..

    • Ash
      You did say that time and again,but the likes of Abebaw,hope,Addis Ababab sefere and mamo kilo used to criticized you as usual.you raised the issue often while this fools arguing their heart out.

      • Anchie bigot Newera, RealNewera, A. Beyene, Nebiyu, etc,
        You are still suffering from multiple personality disorder!! I want to take a break from bigots like you, and here you are mentioning my name. I’m for unity-MEDEMER, but because of racists, bigots like you and those that have gone to the deep end of inhumanity, to the point of burning churches, raping young children, chopping up and set innocent lawabiding citizens and young children on fire…, I sure don’t want to be associated with heartless barbaric bloodthirsty mercilessly creatures, and meanspirited, heartless, hateful trabalist racist bigots like you!! Leave me alone!! Go to HELL in the hand basket!!

  21. Abebaw,
    የሰውነት አንድምታን ይዞ ለወራት አቧራ ሲያነሣ የነበረው ቡድን እራሱን “የሰውነት ዉሃ” ልክ እያለ ይጠራ እንደነበር የቅርብ ግዜ ትውስታችን ነው ዳሩ ግን እንደ እብቅ ብን ብለው የመጥፋታቸው ምስጢር ውሃ የማይቋጥር ትርክት አንግበው መነሣታቸውና ዘመኑን ያላጤነ ወቅቱን ያልመረመረ እንጭጭ ሃሳብ ስለነበር ነው:: ሲቀጥል ይሄ የሚያሣየው የሰውነት አንድምታ የትም የማያደርስ መሆኑ እና አጉራህ ጠናኝ ያላሻው የመንደር አውጫጭኝ ስለነበር ጭምር ነው:: ሌላኛው እሳቤህ ደሞ “ልሣነ-ሰብ” ነው:: ‘ልሣነ-ሰብ’ እንደ ሠውነኝ በትምክህት የተቦካ ሠሞነኛ ትርክት ሣይሆን እድሜ ጠገብ ለዛ ያለው ቁመና ያለው የህብረተሰብ ጥያቄ ነው:: ጥያቄው በትግል የታጀበ መስዋዕትነት የተከፈለበት እኩልነት ነፃነት ፍትህ እና ተግባቦትን የያዘ መሠረታዊ መስመር ነው:: ስለሆነም በዚህ መስመር ብሔር እና ብሔረሰቦች ማንነታቸውን ለማስጠበቅ የሚተሙበት በጅምላ የማይወራረዱበት አውራ ጎዳና ነው::

    መጠቅለያ:-
    ሰውነኝ ትርክት ሠሞነኛ ቄንጥ በመሆኑ መንፈቅ ሳይሞላው በእንጭጩ የተቀበረ ሰንካላ ሀሳብ ነው::

    የልሣነ-ሰብ እርምጃ ተግዳሮቱ ከፍ ያለ ዘመን ተሻጋሪ ሃሳብ በመሆኑ የአንበሳውን ድርሻ ይዟል ስለሆነም መጠይቁ እድሜ ጠገብ ከመሆኑ አንፃር በጫንቃው የተሸከመው የህብረተሰብ ጥያቄ መልክ መያዙ ሳይታለም የተፈታ ነው::

    አባ መላ ባለበርኖሱ::

  22. Dr. አባ ክልል መላ,

    እኔ እንደዝያ አላልኩም! First, let’s not use 21st century yardsticks to measure 19th century governance. Second, let’s not regress to Stone Age practices as the remedy.

    1. በግልፅ እንደፃፍኩት – የኢትዮጵያ ችግር የ86 ዘሮች መኖር አይደለም! [ዛሬ አማርኛው እምቢ ስላለኝ – በእንግሊዝኛ ልመልስሎት ተገድጃለሁ!]

    What I wrote guarantees every ethnic’s right to use its language and exercise its rights, culture, tradition, etc. and more! [See #5 again for Indigenous Minorities.]

    As I stated, “Ethiopia’s problems have been Poverty, Illiteracy, Inequality, Democracy, Justice, etc… Equality, justice, democracy, education, etc. are Ethnic-Blind & Color-Blind: They serve ALL equally. This can ONLY be achieved via Democratically Elected Competent ETHIOPIANS…”

    2. Prior to 1991, why hadn’t there been the rampant inter-ethnic clashes that we see [since 1991] if ethnicity had ever been a problem in Ethiopia?

    3. Prior to 1991, when had Ethiopians ever had any inter-ethnic, inter-cultural, inter-faith, etc. clashes? [I have only heard of clashes over grazing land.]

    4. Prior to 1991, has any ethnic’s language, culture, tradition, etc. ever been a problem? To my knowledge, Inequality has led to Amhara culture’s dominance over others. So, won’t democratic elections level the playing field for all and bring about equality?

    Have a great day! አያሌዉ ሞኙ / ሰዉ አማኙ

  23. It is doubly satisfying to see the visionary PM Abiy was honored with the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize today. I watched his speech(lecture) and it was just a masterpiece!!! First time it was in 1936 when another man from the old country was selected(awarded) as the Time Magazine Man of The Year. Now 83 years later there was another one from the country of Negash, Bilal and Mary Magdalene who is awarded another prestigious prize, the Nobel Peace Prize. You can’t beat or top that for this beyond-repair Afro-Ethio-centric countryman!!! He is good now!!! He is good for the rest of the year!!! Ok bigots!!! You know that moon on the sky? Look at it and eat your crow!!!!

  24. This is another gibberish by a pseudo intellectual working on behalf ethnic entrepreneurs. He has tried his best to be neutral, but he exposed himself badly by defending ethnic politics which is wreaking havoc in the country. When one reads his hocus-pocus between the line, it is very is to understand what he wanted to say.

    For him, maintaining the status quo is the only way moving the country forward. He seems oblivious to the facts that Ethiopia has more than three million internally displaced people because of the deeply flawed federal system. The death of thousands of people and destruction of properties in every corner of the country don’t matter to him as long as ethnic thugs in designer clothes incessantly talk about how their ethnic group is more important than others.

    He believes in affirmative action, which would allow illiterate ethnic thugs plunge the country further into ethnic warfare. The ‘oppressed’ ethnic groups must always be given special privileges so that they would be equal with the ‘oppressor.’

  25. A dog barks where he is fed, the author works for AlJazera, and Qatar owns AlJazera, mortal enemy to the Saudis/Emiratis. They see Abyi as close friend to the Saudis, ye ttelatae wedage ttelatae new stupidity. I recall few weeks back watching the news on AlJazera after the disturbances following the attempted removal of security for Jawar. The AlJazera guy from Addis painted Abyi in the most horrible way, and suggested he does not deserve to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Then the anchor took it back and said DEFINITELY THE NOBEL COMMITTEE SHOULD RECONSIDER THE WHOLE THING 😂😂😂😂. Guess what notttttttttttt, he got it and garnered the admiration of millions around the world. Bunch of loosers.

  26. This is another gibberish by a pseudo intellectual working on behalf ethnic entrepreneurs. He has tried his best to be neutral, but he exposed himself badly by defending ethnic politics which is wreaking havoc in the country. When one reads his hocus-pocus between the line, it is very is to understand what he wanted to say.

    For him, maintaining the status quo is the only way moving the country forward. He seems oblivious to the facts that Ethiopia has more than three million internally displaced people because of the deeply flawed federal system. The death of thousands of people and destruction of properties in every corner of the country don’t matter to him as long as ethnic thugs in designer clothes incessantly talk about how their ethnic group is more important than others.

    He believes in affirmative action, which would allow illiterate ethnic thugs plunge the country further into ethnic warfare. The ‘oppressed’ ethnic groups must always be given special privileges so that they would be equal with the ‘oppressor.’

  27. The honorable Aba Geda,

    I was in Ethiopia a few months ago. Things don’t look good at the moment. Every group is trying to act as if it works in its own country. We must find a way out of the problem.

    I believe the Debtera Azemaris mind set is a big problem. No amount of education will change their mind which is inculcated in fairytales. God keep our country from Azemaris.

    • this means fed. is working … everyone should feel they r working in their own country … for starter then they will rise that they need unity .. without sacrificing their independent …

      for example if u boil coffee … at first it seems it boil over but if u let it set for few minute it will settled

      ቡና ሲፈላ ተውት ይስከን ይባላል። ልክ እንደቡናው ፈደራሊዝምንም እስከሚስክን መጠባቅ አለብን። ሲስክን ጥሩ ውጤት እናገኛለን። ቱግ ቱግ ማለቱ መስራቱ በፍላቱ መደረሱን ነው የሚያሳየን

  28. —- ይህን ዕንቆቅልሽ ማን ይፈታልኝ ይሆን? Ash ልትረዳኝ ትችላለህ? ——-

    ደብረ-ፅዮን ገ/ሚካዔል ሳይሞት ለምን ሞተ ተብሎ በዋልታ ዜና ተሰራጨ?

    • Ababash debteraw,
      You will never come out of your sinkhole. You are one good example of why the country the way it is, you lack today’s mentality to think. Wait and see the more you hang around the barber shop you end up having a hair cut. Your tail will be gone and you will be limited to gojam. I can’t tell you again the Tinbansa debtera doesn’t need democracy. What you need is someone one to smack you in the head and teach you how to work. First Tinbansa debtera need to grow to human level then will talk about debtera. Wait and see may 2020 will give you the surprising result. Don’t worry tinbo keep your delusion in your nursing home

      Look how nice it is without that leech infested HOPE.

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