NINE ethnic Tigrayans have been slaughtered to death last week in Assosa town, Benishangul region of Western Ethiopia while scores wounded when an ethnic based rebel group attacked a vehicle carrying 28 Tigrayans, according to Abraha Desta, a Tigrayan and member of the ARENA/MEDREK opposition party.
Mr. Abaraha said all the victims were Tigrayans working as daily laborers at the Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Following recent killings of more than 50 ethnic Oromo students by security forces of the Tigrayan led government and the continued displacement of ethnic Amhara and other ethnicity from Western and Southern parts of the country in the name of villagization and land grab led to a growing anti-ethnic Tigray sentiment and selective killings in the area. Continue reading Ethnic Tigrayan Killings Spiraling in Ethiopia→
A DELEGATION of former leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF, dominant faction of the EPRDF coalition ruling in Addis Ababa) went on a brief visit to the Tigray Regional State two weeks ago, to feel the pulse of their party’s partisans in this region where criticism of federal government is on the rise.
This delegation consisted of the former foreign affairs minister and Seyoum Mesfin, the TPLF ideologue Abay Tsehaye and the former head of EFFORT (organisation of companies linked to the TPLF) Sebhat Nega, who were accompanied with the President of the Tigray Regional State, Abay Woldu. Continue reading Ethiopia: TPLF Worried About Tigray→
THE general election looming ahead in 2015 is already casting a shadow over the Ethiopian government, whose sole uniting bond would seem to be its praise for the memory of its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
His portraits are on all the walls in Addis Ababa, which was not the case when he was alive, and in the Federal Assembly a video projector plays his speeches with the aim of inspiring the new MPs. And yet, since Meles Zenawi died in August 2012, the federal government has been rudderless, lacking a descendent.
U.S. PRESIDENT Barack Obama has agreed with journalist Abebe Gellaw’s demand to support freedom in Ethiopia and help free bloggers, journalists and political prisoners jailed by the tyrannical regime.
While Obama was wrapping up his speech last night at a glitzy Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, journalist and activist Abebe Gellaw interrupted the president and called support for freedom in Ethiopia. The event jointly hosted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and and Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman was mainly attended by Silicon Valley business and political leaders.