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Sebhat Nega Blows Hot and Cold

The possibility of a setback in the 2015 general election gives TPLF officials a sleepless night
The possibility of a setback in the 2015 general election gives TPLF officials a sleepless night

By ION,

REMOVED from the politburo of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in 2010, Sebhat Nega still holds hopes of once again heading the party he helped to found.

Despite his advancing years and his ousting from the top of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF, mainstay of the coalition ruling Ethiopia) and from EFFORT (the holding company for TPLF companies), Sebhat Nega is keen to go beyond his current post of executive director of the pro-government Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development (EIIPD).

An old hand in the TPLF who has long been in dispute with Azeb Mesfin, the widow of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, he is still making his presence felt behind the political scenes.  Continue reading Sebhat Nega Blows Hot and Cold

The Shadow Government of Ethiopia

Contrary to public rhetoric about democracy and transparency, the US puts its interests first. After Zenawi goes absent without constitutional leave of absence, the US once again works behind the scene for a smooth transition to satisfies its interests.

The people of Ethiopia will not have a say in the succession process as nothing works without the blessing of the US Embassy in Addis

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

On its 28th of July report Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) described the impact of the absence of Meles Zenawi and his leadership. Contrary to what Sebhat Nega and Bereket Simon portrayed, ESAT reported those middle management are in suspense all over.

The poorly explained absence of Meles has created deep tension that could tear the country apart. Rumors are abundant about emergency meetings. Lack of information has made high-ranking bureaucrats nervous and unable to run the daily affairs of the nation. According to the report, these groups are in a panic mode desperately seeking to get their families and dollars out thus creating a vacuum. Continue reading The Shadow Government of Ethiopia