“There is no such thing as a cakewalk in war, but if there ever was one, the capture of Mekelle would be it.”
BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN
With their army destroyed and their last, best troops wiped out in one morning on the outskirts of their regional capital Mekele, the last remnants of the leadership of Ethiopia’s TPLF regime were forced to retreat to the secret Hagarasalam underground bunkers. Continue reading The Final Hours of Ethiopia’s TPLF Regime→
Under relentless popular pressure the Ethiopian Prime-Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has been forced to resign, other members of the government are expected to follow. The ruling party responded with panic, and instead of entering into talks with opposition groups, imposed another State of Emergency – this follows on from the previous one, which last ten months (from October 2016), and achieved nothing. Continue reading Ethiopia: Final Days of the TPLF Regime→
Ethiopia is experiencing a huge upheaval never seen during the 25 year of the minority TPLF regime`s brutal reign. The political revolt is coming in the midst of worsening economic, political and social problems that are making the live of the average citizens unbearable.
The people have had enough and are demanding a fundamental change, not short of the removal of the regime. In a normally constituted democratic government, such an upheaval would have lead yielding to the demand of the people or even resignation. But the ruling government is rather strangely constituted in such a way to maximize its minority ethnic domination and thus the demands being a menace to its reign, the possibility of political resolution is not foreseen. Continue reading Ethiopia: The Unmaking of the Minority TPLF Regime→
After the June 12th military catastrophe against Eritrea, the condemned minority ruling party in Ethiopia was persuaded that the decision to attack or invade Eritrea will only hasten its demise. One must not think that this is a revelation to the regime.
Lt. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay, former Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian Armed Forces has written a bold article in Amharic calling for the regime to undertake fundamental political changes to spare the country from implosion and turmoil.
There is no question today that Ethiopia under the Tigray People’s Liberation Front/Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front-TPLF/EPRDF regime has come to a cross roads, in fact a dead end. Either a change of course towards a genuine constitutional democracy or a nightmarish scenario of the implosion of Ethiopia are the alternatives, as Lt. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay asserts. Continue reading Highlights of Lt. Gen. Tsadkan’s Watershed Article on Ethiopia Political Crisis→
Once again this July, the chairman of the so-called U.N. Somalia Eritrea Monitoring group (Matt Bryden), US Ambassador to the UN (Susan Rice) and PM of the genocidal minority regime in Ethiopia (Meles Zenawi) have begun what they have been doing for a while; a joint semiannual ritual at the UNSC.