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Ex-Ethiopian Minister Ermias Legesse Spills the Beans

Thee were too many unknown unknowns about the crimes the ruling EPRDF thugs commit against the Ethiopian people. Unfortunately, those who know the unknown unknowns do not tell and those who tell do not know the unknown unknowns… Well that was until Ex-Communication Minister Erimias Legesse started to spill the beans.

By ION,

A 400-page book published in the United States by Netsanet Publishing Agency (NPA) in the Amharic language on the controversial legacy of Meles Zenawi and the EPRDF is a hot topic in Addis Ababa.

Entitled “The Gifts of Meles – A city without an owner”, it has been banned from public sale.

Copies can nevertheless be had on computer memory sticks, selling illicitly for up to 1000 birr (about $49).

It contains a critical account of the regime that pulls no punches written by an insider: Ermias Legesse, a former Secretary of State at the ministry for communication and government spokesman.

This former member of the EPRDF executive committee served in government for a dozen years until he defected in 2009 and took refuge in the United States.

An English translation of his book is due to be published soon. Continue reading Ex-Ethiopian Minister Ermias Legesse Spills the Beans

Keeping Ethiopians in Perpetual Poverty, Starvation is Key EPRDF Policy, Says Ex Communications Minister

There are too many unknown unknowns about the inner workings and hidden crimes committed by the TPLF aginst the Ethiopian mass. Unfortunately, those who know the unknown unknowns do not talk and those who talk do not know any… Well, that was until Ermias Legesse, Ex-Communication Minister (Deputy to Bereket Simon) started to talk some of the unknown unknowns.

By Ethiomedia,

KEEPING Ethiopians in dire poverty so that they would starve perpetually, and remain too weak to rise up against repression, is one of the leading directives of the EPRDF ruling party, former EPRDF communications minister, Ermias Legesse, shocked a gathering of Ethiopians here in Seattle on November 1, 2014.

Fueling unrest and conflict among the various ethnic groups was also another key directive, Ermias said, mentioning other directives of the ruling party that may easily qualify as ‘crimes against humanity.’

Once a trusted political cadre of the ruling party, Ermias said they were given various directives how to work with ‘security workers’ of the regime, and eliminate young and rising opposition figures, including using the “anti-terrorism law” that has sent many of the promising opposition leaders to prison. Continue reading Keeping Ethiopians in Perpetual Poverty, Starvation is Key EPRDF Policy, Says Ex Communications Minister