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TPLF’s Ethiopia: Basic Facts about the Political and Military Structure

“…By changing nothing, nothing changes…” – Tony Robbins

The hegemony of a minority regime of Meles Zenawi is not sustainable: Amb. Herman Cohen

By Sophia Tesfamariam,

Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam, former Chairman of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRC), has in the past aptly described Meles Zenawi’ regime as being:

” … an ethnic-based federation… dominated by the minority ethnic Tigrayans… the federal structure in effect divides and rules larger ethnic groups such as the Oromos and Amharas and bars non-members of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front…”

Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam was not biased when he said that the Meles regime was dominated by the minority ethnic Tigrayans. Continue reading TPLF’s Ethiopia: Basic Facts about the Political and Military Structure

Eritrea had no Role in the 2007 ARDUF Kidnappings of Europeans: Wikileaks

Post has no basis for believing that the Government of Eritrea (GSE) either ordered or orchestrated the kidnapping — nor do we have any reason to believe that the GSE could have taken any further actions to resolve the situation more expeditiously than it did. “ 

The Government of Eritrea managed to turn a potentially positive bridge-building opportunity with the western nations by constructively acting on behalf of the abductees

By Wikileaks,

British Embassy officials [On March 14, 2007] provided additional details about the kidnapping and release of the five Europeans by the Afar Revolutionary Democratic Union Front (ARDUF).

The British officials also shared a report issued by the Government of the State of Eritrea (GSE) which outlined its efforts to secure the release of the kidnapped Europeans. The report indicates that the GSE had knowledge and access to the abductees as early as March 6, although the Eritreans shared no information with the British Embassy Continue reading Eritrea had no Role in the 2007 ARDUF Kidnappings of Europeans: Wikileaks