Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 is reportedly split not long after returning home for a peaceful struggle. A report by pro-government media outlet says that Arbegnoch Ginbar disclosed today that it has ended its relationship with Ginbot 7.
Chair of the Front, Mengistu Woldeselassie, is cited as saying the reason for the break up is related to leadership difference and financial matters. No further detail is given about incompatibility within the leadership of the coalition on issues regarding financial practices and other issues.
Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 was a coalition of two opposition groups which were operating in Eritrea; Arbegnoch Ginbar and Gibot 7. They formed coalition in Eritrea were operating as guerrilla group in Eritrea.
Ginbot 7 is led by Berhanu Nega who used to be professor of economics at Bucknell University in the United States. He and the secretary of the party, Andarchagew Tsige who had been in jail after he was abducted in Yemen in 2014 until May of this year, returned to Ethiopia on September 4 – just two days before the Ethiopian New Year.
Ginbot 7 has a considerable support base in urban centers in most parts of Ethiopia where as Arbegnoch Ginbar was mostly active as an armed rebel operating in the Northern parts of Ethiopia.
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