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15 members of Ethiopia’s peace-keeping force in South Sudan desert

Maj. Gen. Mohammed Tessema, ENDF head of indoctrination (Photo credit : ENDF)

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Fifteen Ethiopian peace-keeping of ethnic-Tigrai origin in South Sudan on Monday refused to return to Ethiopia. They did so on alleged ground that they fear for their safety if they return to Ethiopia.

 According to a report by The Associated Press, the soldiers were part of 169 personnel who were scheduled to return.  The cited U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric to report that the soldiers who refused to board a plane “… are receiving support from the South Sudanese Ministry of Refugee Affairs.” It is also said that UNHCR is in touch with Sudanese authorities regarding their situations. 

On  Sunday, Tigray Media House claimed in a “breaking news coverage” that passports of ethnic Tigreans were confiscated. 

The Ethiopian Defense Force confirmed the news saying that 15 Tigrigna speaking members of Ethiopian Defense force caused altercation at Juba airport and refused to return home.

Head of Indoctrination of the Ethiopian Defense Force, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Tessema, is cited as saying some ethnic Tigrean working for different agencies of the United Nations facilitated the situation. He also said that the issue was coordinated in a way to be at the limelight in the international media tarnishing the image of Ethiopia.  

He demanded an apology from the UNHCR for biased media coverage over the matter. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. CLASSICAL TRAGEDY
    It is extremely sad to say that Ethiopia — the OLDEST INDEPENDENT BLACK AFRICAN COUNTRY in the WORLD — is facing a distinct possibility of disintegration by its OWN DOING. It has no one to blame but itself. YES, IT IS A CLASSICAL TRAGEDY “I CAN’T HELP IT”, SO GOES THE IMMORTAL QUOTATION IN HUMANITY. THE END

  2. Hey Ittu!
    Hi there! What is up with you these days?
    I’m not going!
    Where?
    I’m not going! I’m telling you, am not going!
    Where? Come on tell me where?
    I’m not going! I’m not boarding!
    Aha!! I got it now! So where else you wanna split?
    I wanna go where I wanna go! My cousin told me to hurry up and come by him. He just moved to a new town where they are running a lottery of free condos for new people that need homes. I’m not boarding the plane! I’m not going!!!
    Well good luck with that!!! But how do you the lottery will still be there by the time you’re here?
    No problem. My cousin will enter for two; one for him and one for me.
    Well I don’t know about that.
    I don’t care, I’m not going! I’m not boarding!!! This land is my land; this land is your land!!! See, I already got the hang of it!!!!
    I don’t know about that.
    Anyway Ittu!! Remember what I said. I’m not going! I’m not boarding! I’m not going!!!!
    Ok, Ok!!! I heard you!!! Bye!!!

  3. ittu you are getting senile and your thoughts and IQ is getting low . we could give you the retirement fee .

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