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Ex-Ethiopian Minister Ermias Legesse Spills the Beans

Thee were too many unknown unknowns about the crimes the ruling EPRDF thugs commit against the Ethiopian people. Unfortunately, those who know the unknown unknowns do not tell and those who tell do not know the unknown unknowns… Well that was until Ex-Communication Minister Erimias Legesse started to spill the beans.


A 400-page book published in the United States by Netsanet Publishing Agency (NPA) in the Amharic language on the controversial legacy of Meles Zenawi and the EPRDF is a hot topic in Addis Ababa.

Entitled “The Gifts of Meles – A city without an owner”, it has been banned from public sale.

Copies can nevertheless be had on computer memory sticks, selling illicitly for up to 1000 birr (about $49).

It contains a critical account of the regime that pulls no punches written by an insider: Ermias Legesse, a former Secretary of State at the ministry for communication and government spokesman.

This former member of the EPRDF executive committee served in government for a dozen years until he defected in 2009 and took refuge in the United States.

An English translation of his book is due to be published soon. Continue reading Ex-Ethiopian Minister Ermias Legesse Spills the Beans