Tigrai online has recently published an article with an apparent objective of misrepresenting the content of an interviewconducted 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 formedthe United Movement for the Salvation of Ethiopia through Democracy (UMSED).
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 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?→