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Germany Pledged to Support Demobilization of Ethiopian Rebel Fighters

Germany pledged to assist demobilization of Ethiopian opposition fighters
The German government expressed its willingness to finance the demobilization and reintegration of about 35,000 Ethiopian opposition rebel fighters who recently returned from Eritrea.

BY ENGIU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Germany is to finance the demobilization and return to civilian lives of the about 35,000 soldiers of opposition political groups that have recently returned to Ethiopia from their base in Eritrea. Continue reading Germany Pledged to Support Demobilization of Ethiopian Rebel Fighters

Ethiopia: ONLF, OLF and Ginbot 7 Armed Groups Removed from Terror List

“The decision will encourage the armed groups to use peaceful political discourse to achieve political ends” – Gov’t Official.

Ethiopia’s Cabinet has submitted a resolution to Parliament for ratification that will rescind the designation of OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ethiopia’s cabinet has passed a resolution to remove three armed groups from a terror list as part of sweeping reforms under a new prime minister. The groups, operating mainly from neighboring Eritrea, had opposed the government that ruled Ethiopia for close to three decades. Continue reading Ethiopia: ONLF, OLF and Ginbot 7 Armed Groups Removed from Terror List

Saho Movement Leaders Thrown in Adigrat Jails

The so called leaders of the Eritrean Saho movement, an obscure and inconsequential group, financed and based in Ethiopia, reportedly lost their luster and thrown in one of Adigrat’s prisons in Tigray.

BY GEDAB NEWS *

Gedab News learned that seven members, including six senior members, of the Eritrean Saho Movement have been arrested by security forces in Adi-Grat, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

Our sources also indicated that three persons, including the chairman, were arrested on August 10, 2017, while the other four were arrested on August 21, 2017. Continue reading Saho Movement Leaders Thrown in Adigrat Jails

Tigrai Online Misrepresentation of Neamin Zeleke’s Interview with VOA

Setting the Record Straight.

By Engdu Wolde,

Tigrai online has recently published an article with an apparent objective of misrepresenting the content of an interview conducted by the VOA with Mr. Neamin Zeleke, Head of Foreign Affairs of Patriotic Ginbot 7. The interview came after a major political development in Ethiopia’s recent history of popular resistance when four opposition groups formed the United Movement for the Salvation of Ethiopia through Democracy (UMSED).

The Movement, formed by the Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front, the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement, Amhara Democratic Forces Movement and Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, has a clear mission of ending tyranny in Ethiopia using all possible means Continue reading Tigrai Online Misrepresentation of Neamin Zeleke’s Interview with VOA

Ethiopia: Open Letter to ‘Journalist’ Elias Kifle

Elias Kifle, editor of the fairy tale stories on Ethiopian Review, is just a classic case of the proverbial shameless “journalist” who gets nothing right and have nothing of value to contribute to the Ethiopian struggle except to his much trumped up lies and tales full of much sound and fury signifying nothing. We say in advance, May the Almighty have mercy on your tormented soul.

By Asrate Mamo,

In the spirit of Ethiopian tradition, I humbly greet you in the name of the Almighty wherever you are. Our forefathers were so humble that they have even taught us to extend “greetings of God” to anyone, worthy or unworthy of respect and humility.

Please forgive me for addressing you as a “journalist” in inverted commas as I believe that you have neither the skills nor the commitment to be one contrary to your beliefs. Let us agree that anyone who packages and repackages porky lies as newsworthy stories is not a journalist no matter how long he has been running such a stinky business. Continue reading Ethiopia: Open Letter to ‘Journalist’ Elias Kifle

The Molla Asgedom Phenomenon: A Surprise or a Trend?

What caused Tigrayan’s collective sense of insecurity and a shared sense of existential threat to their collective minority domination in Ethiopia?

By Jawar Mohammed,

The return of the Tigrayan rebels to TPLF camp might be shocking to those who have been counting on them to serve as reliable allies. However for those who has followed recent development carefully, this event could hardly be surprising. In the last few years, particularly since Meles’ death, we have been witnessing re(unification) of Tigrayan forces and Molla Asgedom’s decision to abandon opposition politics and rejoin the mothership is part of this trend. Continue reading The Molla Asgedom Phenomenon: A Surprise or a Trend?