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Unqualified Praise and Admiration Whitewashes TPLF Crimes

whitewashing TPLF officials long history of crimes and grave atrocities
The sycophantic praise and canonization of former TPLF officials by their apologists, hailing them as noble, saint-like figures, … is an attempt to whitewash their long history of serious crimes and grave atrocities. It’s also an insult to the many innocent victims and survivors of these criminals in Ethiopia and across the Horn of Africa.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)

Centuries ago, Chilon of Sparta, a revered philosopher and statesman considered as one of the Seven Sages of Greece, is reported to have advised, “don’t badmouth a dead man.” Today, that general advice is popular and widespread. Continue reading Unqualified Praise and Admiration Whitewashes TPLF Crimes

Former FM Seyoum Mesfin Killed After Refusing to Surrender: Army

Ex-Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin among three prominent TPLF officials killed during a battle in Tigray, the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) announced.

BY TESFANEWS *

The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) killed the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin, during a battle in the country’s northern Tigray regional state. Continue reading Former FM Seyoum Mesfin Killed After Refusing to Surrender: Army

Seyoum Mesfin Offers People of Tigray a Separate Peace, The Rest of Ethiopians a Separate War

Enough betrayal. Enough hate. Ethiopians need an endless supply of trust and love

Hateful. Divisive. Vile. Speaking at a recent TPLF conference, Seyoum Mesfin cleverly, cunningly and calculatedly conflates the ongoing opposition and popular resistance against the TPLF rule in Ethiopia with a presumed and contrived existential threat to the people of Tigray.

BY ALEMAYEHY G. MARIAM (Ph.D.)

I find it exceedingly important to record a timely response to Seyoum Mesfin’s inflammatory, outrageous and alarming battle cry aimed at spreading hysteria and paranoia among the people of Tirgray about a contrived genocidal war against them in the planning by their Ethiopian brothers and sisters. Continue reading Seyoum Mesfin Offers People of Tigray a Separate Peace, The Rest of Ethiopians a Separate War

South Sudan Accuses IGAD Chief Mediator of “Dictating” Negotiations

Michael Makuei to Seyoum Mesfin – “If you move away from mediation and become a dictator, then you are not a mediator”

By Sudan Tribune,

The South Sudanese government has accused the chief mediator in its ongoing talks, Seyoum Mesfin of dictating terms ahead the deadline set for a final peace deal to end the 20-months old conflict in the world’s youngest nation.

Addressing reporters in Addis Ababa on Saturday, information minister Michael Makuei said peace negotiations is a process that does not require a deadline.

“If you move away from mediation and become a dictator, then you are not a mediator,” he said.

“We have attended so many mediations and they have not been that way. Peace talks is not an event but a processes and if it is a processes then there is no way of setting a deadline,” the minister told the state-owned SSTV. Continue reading South Sudan Accuses IGAD Chief Mediator of “Dictating” Negotiations

S. Sudan Wants Future Peace Talks Moved to Kenya

“The next round of peace talks should be out of Ethiopia. From the start, we have been saying these talks were not in the right place” – Ambassador James P Morgan

By Daily Nation,

SOUTH Sudan is resurrecting its demand for any future peace talks to be transferred to Kenya from Ethiopia after mediators failed to convince warring parties to reach a deal last week.

The country’s deputy ambassador to Kenya, James P Morgan, told the Nation on Wednesday that both Ethiopia and Sudan are harming peace talks by “domineering.”

The next round of peace talks should be out of Ethiopia and Sudan should be excluded from being a mediator, since it controls, trains and arms the rebels,” Mr Morgan said in an interview in Nairobi.  Continue reading S. Sudan Wants Future Peace Talks Moved to Kenya

Seyoum Mesfin Called for “Tigray-Tigrigna” Alliance

The Abay-Tigray syndrome. Repackaging under the “Tigray-Tigrigna” alliance?

By ION,

The Ethiopian former foreign affairs minster, Seyoum Mesfin, organized two successive meetings in Frankfurt (Germany) last weak, reserved for Tigrians and Eritreans supporting the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF, hard core of the ruling EPRDF).

According to our sources, some tens of people attended these meetings, not all of whom were in agreement with him. He argued both times for renewing the “Tigray-Tigrigna” alliance, which “brought us to victory” in the armed struggle against President Mengistu Haile Mariam.  Continue reading Seyoum Mesfin Called for “Tigray-Tigrigna” Alliance