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  • Ethiopia's Attempt to Ease Dollar Shortage with Devaluation ,What is Devaluation? ,Why Do Countries Devalue their Currencies?

    This is just to offer basic explanation of the issue without technical jargons. Exchange rate is the price of one country’s currency in terms of another country’s currency. For instance, the price of Birr in terms of U.S. dollar or vice versa. Exchange rates affect large flows of international trade (imports and exports). Foreign exchange facilitates flows of international investment, including foreign direct investments (FDI. Countries follow various exchange rate regimes: fixed exchange rate, pegged exchange rate, floating exchange rate, and managed floating exchange rate. The exchange rate regime of Ethiopia is characterized as managed floating exchange rate regime, which partly depends on supply and demand but with some government intervention in the exchange rate market, to concurrently adjust both exchange rates and foreign exchange reserves, monitored by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

    What is Devaluation?

    Devaluation is mainly government intervention in the exchange rate market of the country to determine the price of Birr in terms of dollar-some kind of government price setting. Simplified, devaluation makes Birr cheaper relative to the dollar, and hence you will need more Birr to get a dollar, compared to the current rate of exchange. In short, you need more Birr to buy a unit of dollar, and the people who can afford to buy dollar declines.

    The recent announcement states that Ethiopia devalued its currency (Birr) by 15% per cent, which means you will need 15% more Birr to buy a dollar since Birr has become cheaper by 15%.

    Why Do Countries Devalue their Currencies?

    There are several reasons behind the need to devalue currencies. Some do it to promote exports and restrain imports. The simplified assumption is this. If the local currency becomes cheaper due to devaluation, foreigners can buy the local export products more cheaply and hence exports will increase. On the other hand, cheaper local currency can serve as an import restraint since foreign products become more expensive in local currency and importers need more Birr to buy foreign products, and hence increase the cost of living.

    When it comes to the developing economies like Ethiopia, with limited export promotion power, the devaluation policy measure is mainly related to exchange rate stability due to imbalance between supply and demand of hard currencies. As repeatedly explained by the government officials, including the PM & the President, there is severe shortage of hard currencies in Ethiopia caused by limited hard currency earning power of Ethiopia’s exports whereas imports have grown folds more than exports. Ethiopia gets dollar from exports and needs dollar for the imports. The gap between the dollar earning and dollar spending capacity leads to part of the current account deficit called trade deficit (export values greater than import values). The gap has been expanding every year-even more so in recent years.

    If you buy something (imports) you have to pay for it via exports, foreign aid in hard currency, remittances, etc. The growing gap between exports and imports is not sustainable. It’s important to note that foreign exchange rate crisis is one of the major sources of economic crises that ravaged the economies of a number of countries. Google exchange rate crisis to read more about it.

    Therefore, the devaluation of Birr, which has been urged by the World Bank for years, is the policy measure undertaken by the regime to relieve a crippling dollar shortage and meager foreign exchange reserve of Ethiopia. The World Bank, EU, IMF, etc. cover the foreign exchange gap of Ethiopia so that the economy does not collapse due to the shortage of foreign exchange. Without international support and the Diasporas remittance, Ethiopia can easily become hard currency illiquid country that cannot pay for its imports or pay for its debts in hard currency.

    Although the shortage of hard currency is a common phenomenon of poor countries with limited exports, the widening gap between Ethiopia’s earning and spending in hard currency is evidently not sustainable. It can kill economic growth. At worst, it can lead to economic crisis due to currency (exchange rate) crisis since there is vivid evidence of liquidity gap in hard currency in Ethiopia owing to its weak foreign exchange earning capacity. Illicit outflow of hard currency is another key problem aggravating the pain.

    Simply put, devaluation is not a success story as some want us to believe. It’s a desperate policy measure undertaken to ease the pain of severe shortage of hard currency and its adverse impacts.

    I will highlight the effects of devaluation on consumers, business, foreign exchange shortage, etc. in my next note.

    By : Barii Ayano

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  • Ethiopia: The “Big Man” And the Broken People of Jigjiga

    The "Big Man" of Jigjiga: President Abdi Mohamoud Omer

    By Muktar M. Omer

    There can be no better visualization of life under the archetypal “Big Man” in post-colonial Africa than the portrayal of the fictional African tyrant in Achille Mbembe’s “The Aesthetics of Vulgarity”. In this moving theory of power, oppression, tyranny and a sickening social situation the Cameroonian theorist refers to as the “mutual Zombification of both the dominant and the dominated”, Mbembe draws the autocrat’s body: the stomach, like the satisfied rumen of a cow, collapses and stretches, the face is puffed up, the chest hairy and fleshy – all signifying massive eating. Besides the grotesque body shape, the tyrant’s exercise of power is expressed through libido, debauchery, buffoonery, fetish, death, and violence.

    Mbembe writes “to exercise authority is, furthermore, for the male ruler, to demonstrate publicly a certain delight in eating and drinking well, and in Labou Tansi’s words, to pass most of his time in “pumping grease and rust into the backsides of young girls”. Labou Tansi, is a Congolese writer who, in ‘The Antipeople’, narrated the social upheaval in an African village ravaged by murderous government soldiers fighting rebels where “women sell their sexual favors to official “bigshots” in exchange for safety”.

    Now, if you are from the Somali Region of Ethiopia, leave the world of imagination and return to the reality of life in our own Jigjiga and tell me if, contextual and spatial differences aside, you don’t find striking similarity between Mbembe’s postcolonial Africa and your home region – itself wrongly named the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia, when it is neither “regional” nor a “state”. The whole place is an underworld Mafia hangout where crime is the natural pastime.

    Mbembe provides a glimpse into a situation where tyranny, pretense, pain, obscenity, filth, and vulgarity all become a normal condition of state power and social rule. Familiar? Does this not bring into mind the tyranny of our own “Big Man” who prefers to be called “Aabo” (The Father), the buffoonery of his largely uneducated surrogates, the Dhaanto dance fetish, the Diaspora farce, the development pretense, the death and violence against innocent civilians? Has vulgarity and violence not become the normal condition of life in the Somali Region? What does the following few selected occurrences tell you about the societal breakdown in the region?

    A month or so ago, the “Big Man” of the region, not uncharacteristically, insulted a female member of his cabinet calling her a whore, a drunkard and an addict. The incensed girl, for whatever reasons, found enough courage to return the insults in-kind by reminding the President of his own sexual escapades with young girls. The communal shock was about how and why she gambled with her life, not why the President of 8 million people would choose to insult a woman in public.

    Three months ago, a young woman from the Diaspora decried, on social media, the arrest of her father in Jigjiga and the dispossession of a family house. As expected, the “Big Man”, through his henchmen, responded by playing an X-rated drama on TV and Youtube where two foul-mouthed actors unloaded all manners of lewd gossip on the woman.  Again, the fixation was on the poor woman’s plight and history of “connivance” with her current tormentors. There were no condemnations from elders or religious leaders – moral custodians of yesterday’s society.

    Some years back, a group of defected rebels narrated on the regional TV, the sexual orgies, including bestiality, they allegedly committed while in the bush. The reaction was mute. Dead silence.

    Every day, week or month, young girls and mothers are raped in prisons by official “big shots”. Those who escape the misfortune of detention are sexually exploited and abused in “Qat” chewing saloons (Mafrishes). The few who excel in providing sexual favours to the officials – through their quick acclimatization to drugs and alcohol- are recruited into the bureaucracy at the expense of a ruined future. This phenomenon is said to explain why there are so many young, attractive and flirty girls in top positions of the government. Which, by the way, should have been good news, except that it is an enhanced gender inclusivity attained through abusing rather empowering women.

    Last year, a young man met a horrific death in the hands of the agents of the “Big Man” because the brother of the deceased upset the “Big Man”. This death, by no means, is an isolated incident. Death, violence, corruption and nepotism are the tragic daily experiences of the helpless people in Jigjiga and across the region. Yet, the overwhelming opinion is that the brother of the killed young man was to blame for the killing since he dared to challenge the “Big Man”. Not the vicarious injustice of killing a man for the alleged crimes of another, reminiscent of 10th century world!

    These incidents and the appalling reactions of the victimized people illustrate the sudden reversals and upturnings of socially accepted norms. They are the products of the violence perpetrated against the individual and communal consciousness of the people. The real has become the unusual and the unreal is the accepted norm. We are undergoing a social and cultural transformation and are on the verge of embracing new mores where vulgarity and cruelty are aesthetically acceptable; even appealing.

    Why are we here? How can we get out of it? Who can rescue us? Will we – both the rulers and the ruled – remain eternal Zombies? Why are we not fighting back? Where is the resistance? Where are the intellectuals and religious leaders?

    The questions on the causes and remedies of our misery need broader examination and discussion. But, one thing is certain. Underneath the seeming paralysis, the oppressed people are engaged in disorganized but creative ways of resisting oppression at the level of everyday practice. The overcrowded prisons in the region are evidence of the inexplicit resistance ordinary citizens are engaged in to overcome despotic tyranny.

    The absence of bourgeois intellectuals – who fled the region and the country and have become political and economic refugees elsewhere – from the struggle should neither be surprising nor lead to dejection. It is an African phenomenon, and probably a global one too. The void they left is somehow filled by artists, social media activists, grassroots intellectuals, religious leaders, entrepreneurs subverting the destructive TPLF-sponsored social re-engineering project in their unique and different ways.

    In such a dangerous historical and political time as the one we are going through, every act of decency becomes defiance and resistance. Every parent raising kids with good manners, every student and civil servant embracing discipline, every business person engaged in honest livelihood, every man or woman of religion promoting a message of harmony and kindness among people, every elder solving local grievances thereby lessening the possibility of future conflicts, every young man and woman rejecting the temptations of depravity, and every artist decrying oppression through poetry, music, and humour is a hero of this inexplicit struggle. And of course every activist and freedom fighter.

    Which at times makes me question the accuracy of my depiction of this incredibly resilient people as broken society. What is unquestionable, however, is that today people in the Ethiopian Somali Region are living in Mbembe’s proverbial baroque, violent, and vulgar village.

    Muktar M. Omer is a social and political commentator from the Somali Region of Ethiopia. He can be reached at muktaromer2017@yahoo.com.

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  • When an Ethiopian-American economist suspend her profession in the midair, what can Ethiopians do?

    My people, we are in a new era where dysfunctional elites of all kinds are in sink where not to ask why but how much to sell their professional and personal integrity and their nation for the highest bidder in the blink of an eye and say; ‘apple can be orange’ if the price is right.

    Dr. Eleni GeberMedhin, an American trained economist

    Eleni GeberMedhin

    by Teshome Debalke

    It isn’t unusual to find many contemporary Ethiopian professionals to live in alternative reality by suspending their profession in the midair to swivel the political, social and economic reality of Ethiopia. 

    Obviously, such behavior is often attributed to human nature’s propensity for corruption combined with the miseducation of the mind as many literatures argue.   The absence of public institutions including the Free Press to restrain the behavior isn’t helping either.

    The simple fact there are still many contemporary elites endorsing the long rejected Apartheid system of South Africa on the people of Ethiopia alone shows their unhinged behavior to gamble on the lives of millions of people can’t be explained by corruption and miseducation (ignorance) alone.

    After all, what could possibly attract contemporary elites to an Apartheid political system that brought the institutions of segregation, exploitation, corruption, extortion, rights violations, conflicts, deaths and distractions to millions South Africans on the people of Ethiopia despite personal benefit and ignorance?

    It appears more to do with what their enablers want more than what they wanted us to believe.

    But, no one we can think of willingly and publicly suspended her profession in the midair for an apartheid system of Ethiopia in the name of helping poor farmers than Dr. Eleni GeberMedhin, an American trained economist and the Founder and the Former CEO of the infamous make-believe ‘Ethiopian Commodity Exchange’ that claims, ‘apple is the new orange’.

    In the absence of independent information by an apartheid regime’s decree, it would be pointless to argue about the ‘Commodity Exchange’ or more like the Commodity Extraction. After all, an Exchange by its nature is as much if not more information exchange as it is commodity exchange. Therefore, in an alternative reality, it can be whatever the ruling party and its professional subordinates like Dr. Eleni G.M wanted it to be and who, what, when, where, why and how they think Commodity Exaction take place on the expenses of the people of Ethiopia.

    That is why many authoritarian regimes around the world to their credit are brave enough and refuse to claim–rationing commodities and hogging information an Exchange and stick with Marketing Board, Committee, Council… to show; they are in charge who eats or not and what until the infamous economist Dr. Eleni came along to defy every conceivable discipline in the field of social science to call it a Commodity Exchange; “especially designed for Ethiopia” as she like to put it.

    Therefore, Ethiopians have little choice for now but to live with a make-believe Exchange like everything that comes out of the self-declared ethnic Apartheid and Developmental State regime that itself suspended the meaning of government, governance, the rule of law, the Free Press and economic development in the midair.

    But, the irony a Stanford University trained economist in the free market and consent of the governed (democracy) would believe an Exchange by a decree of an ethnic Apartheid regime that controls the means-and-ways of productions, including land and information on the top of the power to make policy and law as well as enforce them speaks for itself. When that wasn’t enough, a ruling party that buy-and-sell, finance, transport, export, hoard… commodities posed as private sector sums up the audacity of Dr. Eleni to believe apple is the new orange to insult the intelligence of the people of Ethiopia.

    Her suspension of reality began in her 2003 TED conference pitch for exclusively Western audience when she claimed to find ‘the magic bullet’ to help the poor farmers of her compatriots ‘ to enjoy life and liberty in peruse of happiness as their western counterpart’ if only foreign aid comes her way to do it and perpetuated the biggest hoax any economist came up in the history of market development and helping poor farmers we have seen yet.

    Few years after the make-believe Exchange was established to chase cash crops for export to satisfy the ruling party appetite for foreign exchange as it was intended, the relatively stable price of basic staple commodities for locals gone off-the-roof as Ethiopians scramble to have a meal a day ever since.

    No one knows the economic miracle or the celebration for an Exchange where ‘15 million people directly or indirectly involved in the Ethiopian coffee industry’ to generate less than a billion dollars export earnings.  But, in alternative universe Dr. Eleni operates; pleasing the regime, donors and foreign importers is priority # 1.

    Regardless, three years after Dr. Eleni accomplished her mission paid by foreign aid, she left with no fanfare and explanation to reappear again in Nairobi, Kenya as Eleni L.L.C., a private equity fund management company that would replicate her ‘Commodity Extraction’ ‘success’ throughout Africa. Ironically and again, if only foreign donors/investors advance her millions of dollars to start her venture to help the poor farmers in the rest of Africa. As expected, IFC of the World Bank Group and Morgan Stanley of an American investment bank advanced her millions of US dollars to “incubate and support the formation of commodity exchanges across Africa, helping to promote food security”, according Business Wire.

    It is not clear how cash crop trade can help improve food security and why Nairobi was chosen to establish her private equity venture Eleni L.L.C.  and return to Addis Ababa where her ‘successful’ and ‘first of its kind commodity exchange especially designed for Ethiopia’ was established to help poor farmers was established where the economy is ‘growing by double digits’ — surpassing Kenya itself as the regime in Addis Ababa and its enablers like us believe.

    Nevertheless, among one of the first clients of Eleni L.L.C. was 8 Miles Fund, a private equity fund led by Paul David Hewson or better known as Bon, the Irish entertainer turn foreign aid advocate for Africa  and  Bob Geldof, the infamous Irish Rock singer that came to the world attention for leading the 1984 Ethiopian famine fund-raising concert ‘We are the World’. The Concert that raised 100s of million dollars was eventually handed over by Geldof to Araya GeberMedhin, a rebel fighter of the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) disguised as a Sudanese merchant by pseudo name Mohammed as reported by the BBC expose as well as by the confession of Araya GeberMedhin (grain merchant Mohammed) himself.

    The expose didn’t prevent Dr. Eleni not the international community from working with the then rebel and the present ruling TPLF party of Ethiopia and its affiliated businesses and nonprofits, including The Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT) companies, Relief Society of Tigray (REST) and Tigray Development Association(TDA) all disguised as independent entities selling and buying goods and services  and receiving 100s of millions of dollars of more foreign aid in the name of famine victims of Tigray then and helping the poor and developing the economy in Ethiopia now.

    Bono that also operates a nonprofit One Campaign to raise fund for the same ‘African poor’ based in Washington DC. His latest addition to his One Campaign’s management team as President is Gale Smith, the Former USAID Director and a stanch supporter of the ruling party TPLF since it’s insurgency days with four decades of experience in foreign aid industry that started with her employment for the rebel TPLF run Relief Society of Tigray (REST), a nonprofit organization established in 1984 that received the Live Aid fund by Bob Geldof and 100s of millions up to the present.

    Gale Smith joined ONE Campaign as President on January 17, 2017 — leaving her USAID post just three days before President elect Thump took office on January 20.

    How Bono, an Irish entertainer that runs a nonprofit ONE Campaign brought Gale Smith he knew since 1984 Ethiopian famine abroad as President to his nonprofit wing ended up as private equity investor as 8 Miles Fund at Eleni L.L.C. at the same time is another saga in the African poverty industry and the genius of circle of elites ‘helping the poor’ to help themselves by uttering ‘apple is the new orange’ in the alternative reality they operate.

    When that is not enough, Dr. Jendayi Frazer, the Former Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Bush Administration and a Stafford University graduate in political Science showing up as Managing Partner of Africa Exchange Holding (AFEX), a private equity investor in the Rwanda Commodity Exchange is another twist in the helping the poor business.

    Could Dr. Eleni L.L.C.’s genius to attract former government officials, celebrities, philanthropists in extractive commodity industry as investors in Africa has something to do with it?

    Dr. Jendayi interview with Africa Agribusiness Magazine speaks for itself who could be behind AFEX and how in the ‘apple is the new orange’ business unexpected characters show up.  But, her answer to the critical question paused to her on governance sums up; the entire hoax propitiated on Africans in the name of Public Private Partnership (PPP) of helping the poor is the tip of the iceberg.

    Wait, Dr. Eleni is not done yet. After a long absence from the Media seen — too busy running Eleni L.L.C in Nairobi, her reappearance in Addis Ababa again is another surprise in a nation of many surprises. This time as Blue Moon, (www.bluemoonethiopia.com), a private equity fund/angel investor/ incubator company not to help the poor farmers but to help Ethiopian startups in the agribusiness as she described it on the little-known Gera-Show Program on the Dtv entertainment Media platform in Addis Ababa with no known owners.

    The timing of her reappearance in the middle of the ongoing political, social and economic crises, commercial boycott and conflict in the nation is rather strange. It is not clear whether the staged info-commercial is self-promotion of her new venture or to portray everything is hunky-dory with the Apartheid regime for Ethiopians to venture into new business.  But, the interviewer with no clue of the subject matter of her new venture nor the old Exchange venture she abandoned after she accomplished her mission and not to mention the ongoing political, social and economic crises of the ethnic apartheid regime’s role not to ask appropriate question appears; he is part of the propaganda apparatus playing dumb.

    Nevertheless, you can’t help but notice not a single word that upset the ruling TPLF that operates racketeering ring in the nation while it rams its policy and makes-and- breaks and enforce the law at will was uttered throughout the interview from both to illustrates; there is more to Dr. Eleni and her new venture Blue Moon than what she wanted Ethiopians to believe in the Amharic language.

    It reminds me of the saying; ‘never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it’ as compromised professionals like Dr. Eleni wrestle with the Apartheid regime with no-way-out of cleaning themselves.

    It appears, in what I like to refer as ‘professional corruption’ (defined as the volunteer suspension of the rule of any discipline) to pick and choose what fits the alternative reality of Apartheid reaching the tipping point as the self-imposed mental refuge of many elites continued to agonized not to surrender for the reality in front of them.

    People in the ‘free world’ overcame such medieval intellectual subordination to tyranny during 18th century enlightenment period that propel them in political, social and economic freedom in what are referred at present as democracies of the world where many of our contemporary elites are educated.  Yet, more-and-more of them are found voluntarily subordinating their profession and integrity for authoritarian regimes in the 21st century where reality is suspended by decree and the rule of law became a means to their end against the interest of the people.

    But, what is not clear for many Ethiopians, the motivation behind well situated professionals’ in the West voluntarily subordinating for an ethnic apartheid authoritarianism in Africa. The only two possible explanations we can think of are; greed i.e. the same old unchallenged corruption for more or the ideology of ethnic Apartheid that would spin any human in the midair to remain suspended indefinitely from reality or a combination of both.

    No one knows what motivated Dr. Eleni’s subordination for a self-declared minority ethnic Apartheid regime. But, her repeated insistence — ‘no one can question her Ethiopiawinet’ in direct defiance with the same ethnic Apartheid regime’s instigated ethnic ID she carry in her purse stands out and indicates; corruption alone may not explain her behavior as it does to many opportunist professional elites that wouldn’t give a hoot what happens to the people of Ethiopia as-long-as they line up their pockets with ill-gotten money and avoid scrutiny and accountability with safe-havens to escape. Or, as a good friend like to describe them; “Citizens of Convenience’.

    In fact, ‘professional corruption’ in authoritarian regime is as old as modern states. It is the single traceable behavior of the elites that kept majority of the world’s population in poverty, conflicts, hopeless and deprivation of freedom and rights thus, massive migration from many nations of the world all democracies overcame.

    Ethiopia is not the exception and Dr. Eleni is the premier example of ‘professional corruption’ run amok in one of the poorest nation in the world. What makes her strange than others; she is the most privileged person — educated in one of the most prestigious University of America where free thoughts, Free Press and free market are the emblems of its foundations for her to turn into a self-righteous purveyor of ‘apple is the new orange’ to conveniently suspend reality and ignore the crimes of a minority ethnic apartheid regime is beyond corruption to explain.

    Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t off-the-cuff accusation or political jab as many wanted the world to believe. After all, Eleni has not officially declared affiliation with any political party else though she conveniently ignores the crimes of the regime. Then why voluntarily abandon the science of economics for a corrupt apartheid tyranny?

    Without wasting time going in the detail on what is obvious; what good is the profession of economics if the science is overwritten by decree than the other way around on the expenses of the people of Ethiopia is enough to understand the motive?

    Unfortunately, and tragically she is not alone. With many of her peers that champion and promote ethnic Apartheid authoritarianism as a good thing for their poor compatriots but, not good enough for them — as they crisscross the globe with multiple citizenship in search of foreign partners to rip their ‘own’ people is beyond the usual hypocrisy but a lot more.

    My people, welcome to the new breed of contemporary dysfunctional elites of Ethiopia that swear ‘apple is the new orange’ (Apartheid is the new Revolutionary Democracy and racketeering is the new Developmental State) with a straight face in the age of Information Revolution. Armed with diplomas from prestigious Western universities and modern information technology they deprive their compatriots to silence their critics; they are having a field day of their lives in partnership with their questionable foreign partners in crime at the expenses of the people of Ethiopia never seen in modern history.

    I have written about so many of what I consider ‘juvenile delinquent’ elites in a cover of questionable credential to say, ‘apple is the new orange’. Quite frankly; it is like a goose chase to pin them down as they play hide-and-seek and a moving target to avoid accountability.

    I am not sure if ethnic Apartheid rule brought the worst out of them like alcohol beverage does to rational people. But, I do know the cost of their unhinged juvenile behavior to millions of our people is mounting while they are playing hid-and-seek behind the apartheid regime.

    Whatever may be playing in their heads and hearts when they appear in public to defend the indefensible, there is one thing they hate and avoid; people who speak the truth that defy their alternative reality.  No wonder they don’t show up on independent Medias where they can’t lecture their conveniently staged narratives to get away with ‘murder’.

    To be fair to our ‘juvenile delinquent’ elites, their foreign enablers are as much to blame for empowering them to behave like drunken sailors in public. For instance, when I read New Africa Magazine recent interviewwith Bill Gates (the new self-appointed spokesperson for the Africa poor and economic development) framed as “Exclusive: Bill Gates candidly opens up on aid, technology in Africa and lessons from China”, while he is hosting his Foundation’s sideline venue at the 72nd UN General Assembly of the Head of States that attracted ‘big and small’ personalities, including the former President Barack Obama that spoke on the venue.

    What jumps out in the Gates’ interview was what the interviewer referred as “…in wide ranging interview, the billionaire philanthropist who co-founded the Gates Foundation with his wife Melinda reviles how Africa—’where their prime focus is on health and agriculture – constitute’ over half of what we do’ in terms of delivery. But, he is categorical on the need for aid accountability”.

    Gate said;

    “I wish every election in Africa was about who can run the health care system best for everyone; who can run the agriculture system best for everyone. Democracy, even in the West, is kind of unusual in terms of what priorities voters make choice on. But, some government really place expertise in to the health care and allocate an appropriate amount of finance to the health system.”

    First, for a man that spent a pocket change relative to the economies of the countries his Foundation is involved to be concerned only about ‘aid accountability’ as oppose everything else in nations with no accountability and rampant institutional corruptions and rights violations under authoritarian rules, it speaks volume how delusional the billionaire philanthropist is suspended in his own alternative reality that empowers the Elenis’ of Africa.

    To rub it even further to justify his dysfunctional behavior, he compared the decision of voters’ representatives in the West, as ‘kind of unusual” in prioritizing service delivery than authoritarian regimes—essentially endorsing to opt from democratic rule in favor of authoritarian rule to satisfy his over budget ego relative to the pocket-change spending on the poor of Africa and elsewhere.

    No wonder Gates ‘endorsed’ the notorious TPLF boss Dr. Tewodros Andanom for WTO Director General using his financial clout so that he can ‘deliver health service’ to the world poor worth his money.

    But, that is not all, President Obama speech on Gates Foundation’s venue — praising Gates’ Foundations work and promise to follow his footsteps with his newly established Obama Foundation to repeat; ‘authoritarian regimes are better in delivering services than democratic regimes’ when it serves their alternate reality of ‘apple is the new orange’.

    It is almost impossible to believe, political and business leaders of democratic nations including President Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates that endorse 100% election votes qualify a party to pass as ‘democratically elected government’ halfway across the world in Ethiopia to fit their alternative reality are quick to raise hell at home to say; President Trump’s ‘rigged’ election demands investigation by all government agencies, congress and Medias…?

    My people, we are in a new era where dysfunctional elites of all kinds are in sink where not to ask why but how much to sell their professional and personal integrity and their nation for the highest bidder in the blink of an eye and say; ‘apple can be orange’ if the price is right.

    Since the highest bid almost always comes from foreign governments, donors and investors, you will find most professionals-for-sale in the same venue where they congregate over-and-over again in the name of helping the poor, the disadvantaged, the sick… and developing the economy as they wine-and-dine with depots that made the people poor, disadvantaged, sick… and the rest.

    The question is not whether they are for sale or not anymore but, what the people can do to end ‘professional corruption’ from the public space altogether that will end everything else, including rogue regimes’ rule.

    Therefore, if history is a lesson, the nuisance of ‘professional corruption’ in public space ended when the old journalism formula 5W1H, (who, what, when, where, why and how) — the one-and-only known formula to humanity is applied.  And, only the Free Press that has no ax to grind capable of applying the formula that would end ‘professional corruption’ at home as it happened in many democratic nations.

    If the formula isn’t applied as we are witnessing in many nations around the world that became the breeding ground for ‘professional corruption’ in the service of authoritarian rule, nothing will change. And, Ethiopia is a prime example of ‘professional corruption’ is a badge of honor to wear to have a seat on the table or be invited in venues and the make-believe Medias controlled by the same people who perpetuate ‘apple is the new orange’.

    Therefore, any intellectual elite, particularly those in a position of power and influence that doesn’t appreciate the role of the Free Press and fear scrutiny (whatever their justification may be) by default are corrupt.  In other words, fear of facing the truth is what makes contemporary dysfunctional elites behave like drunken sailors.

    Once again, I will like to reiterate, ESAT is the one-and-only Media network with worldwide reach known to implement the 5W1H formula of journalism that shook the foundation of contemporary ‘professional corruption’.

    Therefore, If ESAT is to be blamed, it is not because for not applying 5W1H formula to seek the truth but, for not doing more of it while under attack from the usual suspects that won’t stand the truth. That much is proven to be true beyond reasonable doubt as ESAT’s 7th years anniversary is celebrated and as make-believe Medias scramble to make ‘apple orange’ in the alternative universe they reside.

    Thus, the question; who is afraid of the 5W1H the people of Ethiopia have been asking for centuries and why answers all the questions to end ‘professional corruption’ particularly those with the power to cause death-and-distraction as we witnessed for the last 27 years – rendering them as good-for-nothing to the badly needed profession to free the people of Ethiopia from the bondage of apartheid tyranny.

    One simple thing Ethiopians need and must do to end professional corruption from spreading further is to demand every Media to abide by 5W1H formula as they should or seize to exist and demand the Free Press to hound professional corruption peddlers. Such collective action not only end the previvors of alternatives narratives but, deprives ‘professional corruption’ a hiding place altogether. After all, isn’t that the foundation of the Free Press all about?

    They say, ‘there are simple solutions for complex problems’. But, it doesn’t seem to apply in modern Ethiopia. We heard many well-meaning contemporary intellectuals tell us to the complexity of our problem.   What they fail to understand and confront is; the complexity of the problem is caused by ‘professional corruption’ of their peers refusing to answer the 5W1H Ethiopians have been asking for centuries. The absence of institutions to make them professionally and legally responsible and accountable for their offense on behalf of the people is not helping either.

    In the real world they say, ‘crime doesn’t pay’. But, in the alternative universe where our corrupt professional operates, it pays them so-much-so; it is a magnate for them to abandon the free world and put up their profession for sale.

    What is even more distressing about the whole circus they stage; they invite foreign partners as investors-donors in the name of ‘helping the poor’ and economic development’ as if it would whitewash their corruption.

    Admittedly, they are good on one thing only — putting out stage shows on make-believe Media for the world to believe ‘apple is the new orange’.  The question is, where are ‘the police’ when we need them most?

    The legendary Democratic Governor of the State of Illinois Adlai Stevenson II ((1945-53) summed up the piece of the puzzle Ethiopians are struggling to end under the Apartheid regime rule. He said;

    “Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”

    Examining who are corrupting the public mind in contemporary Ethiopia will solve half of the remaining puzzle to end ‘professional corruption’ thus, tyranny for good. Need I say who are the make-believe Media and their patrons that corrupt the public mind saying; ‘apple is the orange’ like a toddler on a dipper?

    We all were ‘toddlers on a dipper’ one time or another in our lives that learned out of it by making mistakes after mistakes to finally understand ‘apple is not orange’. But, when professionals with PhDs refuse to acknowledge apple is NOT orange to cause havoc on millions of people’s lives and livelihoods, that is where the problem began and must end. After all, human adults regardless of our background, education, origin… have a universal language we speak to say; ‘apple is not orange’ unless we remain toddlers on a dipper not to tell the differences. But, when we fail the test to acknowledge that basic truth hiding behind the highest credential money can buy, we are indeed not only toddlers on dippers that refuse to grow up but, deviant one.

    Dr. Eleni GebreMedhin and many like her that volunteer to subordinate their profession to hold the people of Ethiopia hostage in service of ethnic Apartheid tyranny must grow up out of their dippers to say; apple is NOT the new orange.  That one simple courageous act to tell the truth goes a long way than everything they can do and stage in a lifetime; not to mention it will free their imprisoned mind from the prison of alternative universe.

    Finally, a tribute to my civilized people of Ethiopia that defy the uncivilized Apartheid regime and its professional subordinates’ onslaught.  As our people say, ሳይመሽ አይነጋም and in the same breath; as Patriotic Ginbot 7 Chairman Professor Berhanu Nega’s book tittle says; ‘የነፃናት ጎህ ሲቀድ’ is coming soon and, nothing anyone do can stop it.

    Therefore, my fellow Ethiopians; seating on the sideline hoping for freedom, liberty and lasting democratic change to come is a myth. Let’s get our acts together and carry our own weights. The change we all wish for requires and demands our contribution however little it may seem in the larger geopolitics.  For starter, exposing the top-brass of TPLF apartheid regime behind the seen to help independent Medias to expose them for the world can go a long way to stop the bleeding regardless of your political affiliation. Support with your money and talent the movement that you know are following the right course for democracy to end is critical to replace the regime.  As much critical if not more is, exposing the enablers of the ethnic Apartheid regimes to the world, particularly those in the aid industry that colluded with the regime in the name of helping the poor, the sick… and developing the economy is a game changer.

    In the word of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “There comes a time when silence is betrayal”


    The article is dedicated to contemporary Ethiopian professionals that paid the ultimate price for sticking to their professional and ethics and personal integrity by telling the truth.  Other elites on the sideline should step up to match their civilized compatriots to help end the aggravation TPLF Apartheid tyranny brought on the people of Ethiopia.  

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  • The Basis of Ethiopia’s Phantom Federalism

    by Muluken Gebeyew

    Since May 1991¸ Ethiopia has fallen under the rule of TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) following the demise of the former regime under arms conflict. This minority regime which claims to represent 6% of Ethiopian People ( Tigray region) manufactured new political organisations  to appear as multi-national  political party in the name of other major ethnic groups in Ethiopia to rule as national front as EPRDF (Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front).Ethiopia's ethnic-based federalism

    TPLF was led by hard line Marxist Leninist League called MLLT (Marxist Leninist League Tigray) in the model of the poorest European country of former Socialist Albania led by Enver Hoxha. Meles Zenawi (aka Legesse Zenawi) was the first General Secretary of MLLT. Prior to MLLT¸ the Front had no known political leading party but groups of individuals led by the notorious Sebhat Nega with mind set of the liberation of Tigray and Secession of Eritrea from Ethiopia under the motto of killing the ‘Amhara domination’.

    TPLF was established in 1974/5 by few ethno-nationalist university students who gathered with aim to create Tigray Socialist Republic from the rest of Ethiopia. It was nurtured and developed by anti -unity Eritrean forces (EPLF and ELF) which were fighting the Ethiopian government at that time with secession agenda. The TPLF leadership was and still dominated by Pro Eritrean secession groups.

    After 10 years of guerrilla war with former Ethiopian regime which resulted less success¸ TPLF´s new leadership under Meles Zenawi changed the whole strategy to achieve their aim. He convinced the Front élites that by manufacturing other ethnic political organisations (Amhara, Oromo etc.) which would implement   TPLF´s ideal¸ the war can be won as multi-ethnic appearing front. He purged out his opponents in the Front and lay down the blue print that led them to power in 1991 under the name of EPRDF.

    Meles Zenawi was clear in mind that by declaring war torn¸ poverty stricken and dry land Tigray as independent republic would be fatalistic as there was no resource to sustain as independent country. He argued his colleagues that by dominating the political¸ economic¸ military¸ security¸ major aspect of the resourceful, relatively rich and bigger country Ethiopia¸ their ambition can be achieved. He convinced them TPLF would be the ruling regime for millennia in Ethiopia and or declare Republic of Tigray (ROT) once enough wealth¸ infrastructure, productive land and resource that can sustain the republic as independent country is achieved by looting Ethiopia and leaving a time bomb (Ethnic Federalism and Article 39 of the Constitution) that would detonate every time and destroy the remaining Ethiopia. This was the blue print that has unfolded in the last 26 years and the next few years.

    TPLF leadership are ruthless¸ ethnocentric and paranoid of `Amhara´ people. The leadership `massacred´ even the  Tigray people it claim to represent  during 1983/1984 great famine when TPLF denied the starving millions of Tigray  people the fund given  to them which was  raised by  “We are the World”   music concerts organised by Bob Geldof and other music celebrities across the globe. As result, hundred thousands of poor starving Tigrayan Ethiopians died of starvation. That fund was used to organise their MLLT, buy weapons and served as the starting capital of EFFORT (blood money) along with the looted properties of former government¸ collective organisations and people during the war.

    Once it came to power, TPLF has led ethnic based politics instead of democratic and human right consideration. It justified the political history of the nation on the basis of ethnic superiority and inferiority instead of class oppression. TPLF has made long standing false and irresponsible campaign before and after it seized power that “Amhara Superiority” was the cornerstone of all ill in Ethiopia. Following seizure of power¸ TPLF has promoted and implemented an ethnic policy with an emphasis of `anti–Amhara´ sentiment. It established an ethno-language based phantom federalism where TPLF divided the nation with artificial boundary and its apparatus breath under TPLF lung with anti–Amhara policy.

    The Amhara people have been target of brutal killings in the early 90´s¸ displacement from different regions in the later years.  The TPLF policy led to disposition of the lands, businesses and significant economy of people labelled as Amhara and their friends. The use of Amharic language in different part of Ethiopia officially banned as working language and other ethnic groups encouraged for adoption of Latin alphabet instead of Ethiopian based Geez alphabet. The Ethiopian history is re written as the whole previous regimes being oppressor run by Amhara ethnic domination. New curriculum crafted for school with this notion and propaganda.

    TPLF’s leadership are paranoid by its nature. It is flexible enough to appear accommodating change and others. It agreed to form transitional government in 1991 with OLF (Oromo Liberation Front) but used it to promote the anti–Amhara campaign and purged it out as rival. It liquidated any other legal rival ethnic organisations in Ethiopia. Any pro unity or non-ethnic based party have been dismantled from operating in legal way. As it beliefs and define the political history in ethnic superiority than democratic rights¸ TPLF has reigned as Tigray Superiority camouflaged under the phantom ethnic federalism and governing party EPRDF.

    TPLF´s elite leaders crafted this ethnic federalism experiment as the minority based party (TPLF) can not rule the majority Ethiopians ruthlessly unless the majority is divided¸ weak and engage in micro conflict. That is what TPLF put on practice since 1991 when it assumed power under the cover name of EPRDF. TPLF has ruled the whole country for more than a quarter of century with complete domination of the politics¸ economy¸ military and all aspect of the state and society. The leadership has masked its nature and tricked some ethnic member of Ethiopia and the international society including the Super powers which helped it to be dominant force in Ethiopia.

    In recent years, large sector of Ethiopian population suppressed by TPLF are resisting it on different corner of the country. TPLF continues its craftsmanship as ruthless regime by killing¸ imprisoning¸ displacing and inciting inter-ethnic conflict throughout the country.

    This phantom federalism experiment applied on Ethiopians as guinea pig resulted in pain and distress to the majority of Ethiopian people. The outcome is division and conflict among people. Ethiopians are not able to sit and discuss the common problem let alone solve it. The paranoia¸ hate¸ rivalry and feeling of vengeance instigated in Ethiopians heart and mind by TPLF through unending day and night propaganda on national media outlets to the public¸ fake fabricated history lessons at school and overt favouritism on practice. The inter-ethnic conflict and rivalry among Ethiopians   has enabled TPLF to rule as Police, Prosecutor and Judge.

    This phantom federalism championed by TPLF as “respecting people’s right and freedom” is shaking the fundamental structures that hold Ethiopians together. It is approaching to be beyond TPLF’s control. This can lead to enormous chaos¸ destabilisation and fragmentation which can cost significant human loss¸ suffering and displacement.

    TPLF has plan B¸ it has collected enormous wealth since 1991 at the expense of other Ethiopians. It has established new map with multiple fertile land grabbed illegally (not known historically belonging to Tigray)¸ it has established the  necessary infra structure, military basis that serve an independent nation; it has legal framework in the constitution it imposed on Ethiopian people with Article 39 `self determination  up to secession´. TPLF will go for the establishment of the `Republic of Tigray´ (ROT) if it fails to control the phantom ethnic federalism it created.

    TPLF’s elite leaders and their subordinates in EPRDF should be aware that this experimentation is out of date. The consequence of using expired experimentation would result in death and destruction including the originator and dream of ROT. They better make significant measures that facilitates unity among people instead of division, fair treatment instead of favouritism, and justice instead of injustice that can hold the whole country together by ditching the phantom federalism and their divide and rule policy. The regime should facilitate peaceful forum where the Ethiopian people freely discuss and choose the way they are to be governed.

    This failed experiment is a danger to neighbouring African countries which can give false hope of self-governance. Once the conflict goes out of control¸ it would spread like fire in the region and Africa. The Western power and China should exert pressure on the regime to make the correction before the Pandora box open all over.


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  • Ethiopia: “I will no more be a Tutsi!”

    by Teshale Mengistu

    This small article shall be dedicated to:

    1. the little Rwandan girl who lost her life in an atrocious manner I will remind you here below;

    2. all Ethiopians who lost their lives by the Tigrian Hegemony led by His Excellency Devil Incarnate Meles Zenawi;

    3. all Ethiopians who are currently suffering from the vampires of the Tigrian Regime, in or out of the country, in various ways;

    Genocide in Rwanda in 1994

    Following the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, an estimated 250,000 Rwandans fled into Tanzania within a period of 24 hours. © UNHCR/P.Moumtzis

    “Oh! Dear our Redeemer TPLF, have mercy on us, we will no more be Ethiopians!”

    It is to be recalled that some 17 years back, in Rwanda, there was a ferocious genocidal incidence which demanded the lives of some eight hundred thousand Tutsis within one hundred days of ethnic cleansing, like that of ours which officially took nearly twenty years to enslave or kill or at least to dehumanize some eighty million people and transform an otherwise historically renowned country into a nonentity. In those dark days of Rwanda, and of all human beings on earth for that matter if you think of it in relation to the entire humanity, many atrocities had been registered in human history.

    One of them is this: The Hutus were intoxicated with the euphoria of drinking the blood of the Tutsis, like the chicken head Tigrian Hegemony is intoxicated with the notion of eliminating Ethiopians in Ethiopia and worldwide. One day, in those one hundred bloody days in Rwanda, there happened this real story; the Hutus were chasing after and indiscriminately killing the Tutsis with whatever killing apparatus they had. While doing their daily activity of the killing spree, the Hutus happened to chase after a kid, just a small girl of nine years of age. She ran, ran, and ran to the capacity her adrenalin could possibly offer her. But she was unable to push a certain wall which awaited her in front of the race to save her life. She stopped there. She had no choice. Her pursuers easily captured her. They had the machete, the panga in Kiswahili. She shouted these words: “Please don’t kill me, I will no more be a Tutsi!” Cry my beloved countrymen! Look how humanity is full of cruelty. She was heard neither by the Hutu ignoramuses nor by any God. Her shouting and her prayer were not able to penetrate even the thinnest volume of the nearest cloud, leave alone reaching one of the seven skies in one of which the Almighty is said to be residing to “justly” rule the Universe.

    In Ethiopia, there is an ethnic cleansing. In Ethiopia there is genocide. In Ethiopia there is apartheid. But all these anti-human manmade cancers are not indicated in the constitution of the country. The constitution of Ethiopia is rather one of the best in the world, save article 39 which was formulated to give way to Eritrea, the former province of Ethiopia which was later seceded from mother land on the behest of Meles Zenawi whose 50% of his blood is from that piece of land.

    The ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia is manifested in various ways. There have been state sponsored manslaughters among ethnic groups. The military of the regime, whose composition is mainly from the ruling junta, have been engaged in killing innocent citizens. The state machinery is always involved in exacerbating the living condition of the public so that the population gets immersed in hunger and absolute poverty. The state organs have been spiking the price of goods and other commercial items beyond the purchasing capacity of the majority. It was done intentionally for two purposes: one to enrich the TPLF’s people; two to impoverish ordinary citizens and thereby take revenge for the defeat TPLF faced during the 2005 national election which was thwarted openly. All in all, it is wise to understand that the genocide or ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia is systematic, not in an official manner like what the foolish Hitler had done on the Jews. TPLF as a fascist and racist group has been systematic and clever enough to deceive those who want to be deceived for the realization of their vested interest.

    “Oh! The Most Reverend TPLF, please have mercy on us, we will no more be Amhara and Oromo Ethiopians!”

    There was genocide in Rwanda. The world knows that. The history of the world knows that as well. And there was apartheid in South Africa. The world knows that. The history of the world knows that as well. There was ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia during the process of the disintegration of this historic country of Marshal Tito. The history of the world knows that as well. There were so many tyrant hegemonies in the world, like Nazism in Germany and Fascism in Italy. There were and still are autocratic and totalitarian regimes in the world, like the Libyan Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Ivorian “Doctor” Laurent Gbagbo. These and other black sheep of our planet are well known by the history of human kind on earth. But, again BUT, the Tigirian Hegemony of the Meles Zenawi ethnocentric administration is not known by the “world” may be due to its neo-systemic approach to the politics of the modern [imperialistic] globalization. Frankly speaking, by now, Ethiopia is not represented in the politics of the world in a sense of real politics, not in terms of the fake politics that is run by the pseudo-humanistic fictitious nature of the current western politicians who are happiest when they see peoples of Africa suffering most probably due to their own inside job. We know all the conspiracy going on from the Middle East to the Latinos, even from the northern pole to southern one. They are led by greed and selfishness whose epicenter is corporatocracy, like the ones which are engaged in Iraq’s “reconstruction” and security [cf. Blackwater]. Why TPLF is given the ‘go ahead’ sign to dismantle Ethiopia? Why were/are USSR, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, N. Korea, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Pakistan, Grenada, Cuba, East Europe, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, … ‘allowed’ to have the blessing of the cartels and syndicates of the gigantic corporatocracies of this temporal world? Of all the things known or unknown, how Ethiopia, one of the pioneers of civilization in this universe, could be forgotten by the ones which have come into existence some hundreds of years back? Is it not enigmatic to see the mother being led by the daughters, to see the first become the last? What a puzzling state of being it is!

    “Oh! Dear the Almighty TPLF, have mercy on us, we will no more be sensible Tigrians and lovers of old Ethiopianism!”

    The “International Community” well knows the suffering being enhanced in Ethiopia upon the over trodden citizens. But that so called international community, which most often is synonymous to one of the notoriously renowned megalomaniac nation nowadays, the whore with eleven horns according to the Revelation, an exemplar complexion which serves as a sanctuary to a number of colorful and colorless beings, a parody of Platonic democracy and a failed instance of Paradise on Earth, has completely forgotten Ethiopia. Rather, this international community, which is expected to do its own most difficult homework in the near future, is dancing samba with this crooked ethnic gubernatorial system of TPLF.

    “Oh! Dear Conscientious and Humane TPLF, please have mercy on us, your oppressed subjects, we will no more be Oromos and Amharas!”

    Is it biologically wrong to be born among this or that family of this or that ethnic group? What is wrong if one gets his/her birth among the Amharic or Oromiffa or Tigrigna or other family of any Ethiopian languages as far as he or she is human being born within the territory of Ethiopia?

    Judge us, the international community, as to why we Ethiopians are discriminated by ‘our own’ government based on the ethnic affiliation we belong to. Almost all people in ‘our government’ are from one ethnic group known as Tigre which constitutes about six percent out of the entire population. Knowing the fact that this Tigre ethnic group is the minority especially when compared to the Oromos’ and The Amharas’, the shrewd individuals who usurped the reins of the leadership misusing the historical gap created some twenty years back have been playing the game hazardously to sustain their power for ever. They know that they cannot survive in power through any legal democratic procedure. Therefore, the only way they maintain their illegal political power is force and intrigue. To that end, they have been sowing dangerous seeds of ethnocentric divisive wedges to create commotions and pyrrhic skirmishes among other ethnic groups and as a result they have been misappropriating every thing for their own advantage since they came to power in 1991. This behavior of the narrow-minded
    Tigrian Hegemony is not unknown by all its international stake holders, but the ring leader of this ethnic junta, i.e., Meles Zenawi, the spiritual brother of Paul Kagame, has been clever enough either to cheat them through his empty rhetoric or they have purposely been willing to be bamboozled by his magical spells. Otherwise, it is quite difficult to accept the fact that they are eternally deaf not to listen to the plight of the people of Ethiopia.

    “Oh! The Most Democrat Tigray People’s Liberation Front, please have mercy on us, Ethiopians, we shall never be real Ethiopians any more!”

    Ethiopia is by now under the colony of her own children who have tried to get themselves metamorphosed into some alien being. This alienation is neither Ethiopian nor celestial; it is simply amorphous. The objective of this Tigrian Regime is not yet known clearly. It acts like Ethiopian when it assumes this methodology working. And all of a sudden, it changes its fictitious Ethiopianness into something unidentifiable. The people in the government are said to have no identity; they rather believe in money, sex, and power. Their creed or motto seems to be “Live the day at hand luxuriously, for you may not know your fate for tomorrow.” They don’t have any idea about what a country is or a people of that country are. As long as they fill their tummy, they bother not about anything else. Seemingly, currently, they have outsourced almost all essential political and economic activities of the country to China and some other amoral countries. The security is out rightly given to China, and we consider as if we are Chinese with respect to information deprivation, especially in the case of jamming the free media and blocking the internet. In this regard, we are indebted to the Republic of China for its meddling in our internal affairs, and we are praying to God to give her a special homework from any direction in the world. We understand that any entity that feels a sense of supremacy will face the counterbalancing phenomenon through time and time has proved the inevitability of the universal truth which endorses: “The forerunners will involuntarily give way to the hind runners.”

    “Oh! Dear Friend of the Civilized Democratic World, TPLF, please have mercy on us, we won’t be Ethiopians any further!”

    You can go to any government office in Ethiopia. There you will see Ethiopian names like Hagos, Fitwi, Gidey, Amlest, Abrehet, Goitom, Geza’ei and other names of Tigrians. It is seldom that you get names like Sinshaw and Dechassa or Amakelech and Chaltu. These names usually are taboo to be available in government offices due to their “untrustworthiness” for the cause of the TPLF led Tigrian Hegemony. The country is literally under absolute monopoly of few Tigrians. All other tribes and ethnic groups are alien to their own country. Those shameless Tigrians led by His Swineness Meles Zenawi, are acting like gods and goddesses. They may go to the extent of thinking as if they are creators of other people in Ethiopia. If you, for example, go to Signal, a large compound set aside as a residence to military officers, you will get almost none other than Tigrians. If you perhaps happen to talk in any Ethiopian languages other than Tigrigna in that compound, the residents of that compound may jeer at you and get surprised as a result you may be confounded by the reactions of those narrow minded Tigrians who may ridicule you for your failure not to be Tigrian in that special place of the TPLF’s Pentagon. In most cases, the lingua franca of almost all state owned offices is Tigrigna, though certain pretension is visible here and there to give it a cover. All other Ethiopians don’t have any confidence to have even a say about their own country while any Tigrian can boldly do any adventure. Almost all the authorities of this regime, save few ones who have earned the paper through correspondence and forgery, are graduates of literacy program; that is why they are adamantly shameless when blindly obeying their crooked master, His Luciferian Advocate Meles Zenawi. I am not telling a lie. I don’t have any reason to lie too. Why would I lie after all? I know the consequence of lying. It is a sin and punishable according to the Ten Commandments in the canon of my religion. Telling lies is rather the intrinsic behavior of TPLF; it cannot live without lying. Lying is the lifeline of this psychopathic banditry. Basically, lying is a component of people with little brains without which they cannot survive. Truth to them is something utterly bitter, and truth to them is rather meant eating, drinking, sleeping and telling any lie as far as it is important for the continuation of wealth appropriation and power sustenance.

    “Oh! Dear Abyssinian TPLF, please have mercy on us, we will no more be liberal Tigrians and fanatic Ethiopians!”

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