General Abraha Woldemariam passed away

General Abraha Woldemariam _ Ethiopia
The late General Abraha Woldemariam(aka Quarter). Source : Social Media

borkena
June 28, 2019

The former commander of the South Eastern Division of the Ethiopian Defense Force, General Abraha Woldemariam (he is also known as Quarter among his TPLF friends) reportedly passed away in Thailand where he traveled to for medication a few months ago, BBC Amharic service reported.  

He was one of the few Generals appointed during Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne

After Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over from Hailemariam Desalenge, General Abraha was made to retire.

Seemingly, he was last seen in public in February 2019 when Tigray People’s Liberation Front former combatants had a reunion in Mekelle on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the ethnic Tigray party which is governing Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

TPLF _ Siye _ 44th anniversary
Siye Abraha rubbing shoulder with Samora Yunis, former chief of staff. General Abraha Woldemariam is standing on the left side. Photo credit : EBC

In the past, there had been accusations against General Abraha in connection with egregious human rights violations in the Ethiopian Somali region where he was commanding his division of the Ethiopian defense force. Critics in the opposition claimed in the past that he was a close ally of former Somali region president Abdi Iley, who is currently in prison in connection with killings and displacement in the region in August 2018. 

Before starting his career in the Ethiopian Military after the collapse of Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam’s government in 1991, Abraha Woldemariam was a member of TPLF guerrilla group.

Details of the funeral arrangement is unavailable yet. But it is likely that he will get regional level state funeral in Tigray.



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11 Responses to "General Abraha Woldemariam passed away"

  1. Tihut   June 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

    He was a very educated brilliant person,if only TPLF have made him the Prime Minister back then instead of Zenawi , Ethiopia would have been a much better place by now.
    His passing is a great loss for all of Africa.

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  2. Death to EPRDF   June 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Who cares for these blood suckers. They have been killing young Ethiopian for 27 years under their leaderships. Many young boys and girls killed in their village, displaced many families. Aren’t these generals the Pilar of TPLF? Thire party which destabilized Ethiopia for 27 years still dictating in Tigray. Their past work still affecting every corner of Ethiopian. I don’t care.

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    • teferi   July 8, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Yainu and socalled Death to EPRDF

      you are criminals

      atela gelbachoch yenante wengel melekiya yelewum denkoro amhara it is EPRDF mostly TPLF liberated you from man-eater derge mengistu hailemariam, melaku tefera and other crimnals. Amhara is known for killing , robbery, and bloodshed and feud including its own villagers. Amhara kiled pregnant woman and its child with knife. oromo ena lelawun ethiopiyawi you cut afnchawun , hands and neck of every innocent people during menilik

      cruel asmesay haymanotegnoch. Taot amlakiwoch nachuh amhara pagan idolators

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  3. Yonas Ambaye   June 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

    What ever he is a great loss for ethiopia …he is practically tested beside he is academician … he is generous.. .we miss you ….always young ….rest in peace

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    • Yainu   June 30, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Death to EPRDF; you are so stupid for saying this. You are also blind to confirm what is going in this country. Bullshit.

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  4. Bedaso Gishe   June 29, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Please call me 0912148552

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  5. Nahom Afewerki   June 29, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Death to EPRDF you are the most arrogant and ignorant person from the world bullshit you know no one can replace the strongest and effective leadership of TPLF in Ethiopia there passed for the freedom and liberation of ethiopian nation and nationality in the passed 27 years they was done so many infrastructure industrial parks roads enough consumption of electricity to the whole city fair marketing in the past 27 years there is no circumstance of inflation those are very very small example of heroism of TPLF you can compare with the current unstability or displacement of nations from there country inflation of economical growth Gross Domestic Growth (GDP)

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  6. Nahom Afewerki   June 29, 2019 at 10:20 am

    i mean that Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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  7. Jara   July 3, 2019 at 12:38 am

    General Abraha deserved to be charged with Crimes Against Humanity. He was an evil genocidal butcher.

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  8. Me   July 3, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Where dead body will be hunged on the villages of ogaden Somali region so others will not dare to join Onlf rebels seeking their freedom..if this General was the one responsible ..I would like not to forget his name . Sadly the Somali region is where Ethiopia’s live stock and natural gas come from and it’s the least developed literally colonized region of ethiopia..

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  9. Me   July 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Where dead body will be hunged on the villages of ogaden Somali region so others will not dare to join Onlf rebels seeking their freedom..if this General was the one responsible ..I would like not to forget his name . Sadly the Somali region is where Ethiopia’s live stock and natural gas come from and it’s the least developed literally colonized region of ethiopia..

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