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Ethiopia labelled TPLF, Oromo Liberation Front – Shane terrorist organizations

Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Oromo Liberation Front – Shane designated as terrorist organizations 

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The Council of Ministers of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government on Saturday passed a decision in connection with Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the armed wing of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) which the government calls Shane. 

These radical ethnic nationalist organizations are now designated as terrorist organizations. In a statement sent to state media, the council said these organizations have been carrying out attacks targeting civilians in different parts of Ethiopia with the objective to reverse what the government calls “change” – a reform measure that transformed the former ruling coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to Prosperity Party. 

The council said the lives of many citizens have been taken, others have become disabled, properties damaged, and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their places. 

Furthermore, it was said that the attacks were politically motivated that targeted infrastructure and civilians. There were groups behind who were planning, financing, and training and organizing the attacks and providing media coverages, the statement added. 

According to the Council of Ministers, foreign powers with the aim to weaken, destabilize and disintegrate Ethiopia have been exploiting TPLF and OLF – Shane group. 

It is claimed that the activities that these organizations have been engaged in are designated as terrorism in the anti-terrorist legislation enacted in 2020. 

It is not the first time for the Oromo Liberation Front to be  listed as a terrorist organization. But it was TPLF, which dominated central government nearly for three decades until it lost it in April 2018, that labelled OLF as a terrorist organization through a parliamentary proceeding.  

There is no group that claims to be OLF shane so far. OLF Shane is mostly used by the Federal and Oromia regional state in reference to the militant wing of Oromo Liberation Front that allegedly split with Dawud Ibsa faction of the Oromo Liberation Front. However, the faction that was under Dawud developed disagreement with the leadership – seemingly over strategy for the struggle – which gave rise to another Oromo Liberation Front faction under the leadership of Ararso Bikila. They both have offices in the capital Addis Ababa – in fact provided by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. 

TPLF is currently waging a guerrilla war against the Ethiopian government after it lost the conventional war it triggered in early November when it launched what it called a Blitzkrieg attack. 

Government accuses TPLF of destroying critical infrastructure, including power and communication facilities, in Tigray region with the objective to instigate disenchantment among people in the region. 

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Topic : TPLF , OLF

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Brilliant, just brilliant! OLF/Shanne had aligned themselves with Tplf to work to de-legitimize elections 2021 by not participating! Kudos to PM Abiy Ahmed.

  2. Labeling OLF/Shanne terrorist organizations is ROUND 1. You want to guess what ROUND 2 will be like? I have a feeling OLF/Shanne leaders are being primed for joining JM and EN.

  3. It’s about time and long overdue! as TPLF and OLF are terrorist groups, to be designated as such, however, it’s unfortunate that it would have to take so many innocent lives to be destroyed to designate these two notorious terrorist groups, TPLF and OLF as terrorist organizations.
    There shall not be any sort of negotiations or dealings being made with terrorist TPLF and OLF while they are terrorizing the people of Ethio[pia and therefore the response of the Ethiopian government must only be to chase, pursue and destroy TPLF and OLF, no excuses.

    GOD BLESS THE ANCIENT LAND OF ETHIOPIA AND THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA WHEREVER WE MAY BE.

  4. This is it!!! I’ve had it!!!! Calling Shane a terrorist group is not enough and now you added TPLF to the terrorist list? Did you forget that TPLF was/is created by the gold race? How dare you!!!! Enough is enough!!! This is it!!! I’ve decided to send my special commando unit of 50,000 trained in Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, Staffordshire, Melbourne and Chicago to arrest every member of this cabinet including Abiy. All this will be done by 6 o’clock local time Monday evening. Then I am gonna declare the establishment of two new and separate republics. So by Tuesday morning there will be two spanking new republics in the hood. What will be the names of the two republics you may ask? I will keep you guessing on that one!!! Ok my commandos!!! On your march!!! Left, right, left, right…….All the way to Addis/Finfine!!!! Don’t worry!! I got el-Sisi in my pocket!!!

  5. Updated Version!!!

    This is it!!! I’ve had it!!!! Calling Shane a terrorist group is not enough and now you added TPLF to the terrorist list? Did you forget that TPLF was/is created by the gold race? How dare you!!!! Enough is enough!!! This is it!!! I’ve decided to send my special commando unit of 50,000 trained in Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, Staffordshire, Waterloo, Melbourne and Chicago to arrest every member of this cabinet including Abiy. All this will be done by 6 o’clock local time Monday evening. Then I am gonna declare the establishment of two new and separate republics. So by Tuesday morning there will be two spanking new republics in the hood. What will be the names of the two republics you may ask? I will keep you guessing on that one!!! Ok my commandos!!! On your march!!! Left, right, left, right…….All the way to Addis/Finfine!!!! Don’t worry!! I got el-Sisi in my pocket!!!

  6. It is also somewhat amazing to see how the goons of the TPLF came to a full circle. Once upon a time they used to be in a dominant position to give others the ‘terrorist’ label like candy. They ‘should’ have stuck with their original plan. Their original plan a year after marching into Addis/Finfine in 1991 was to secede. It was told that they have made that decision/plan known during a meeting they had with the then 2 or 3 top leaders of the OLF. The meeting was said to have been taken place at the outskirts of Asmara with only three top leaders of the TPLF and OLF. The late PM, Seyoum and another top enchilada from the TPLF and OLF were at the sermon. There were no EPLF folks at that meeting. The meeting was initiated by the late PM and he kind of told what his front will do a year after entering the capital. They will be in the leadership of the country for a year to stabilize the nation and then declare a separate republic. Their justification was that the region of Tigray had been autonomous throughout its history. Except for a short time Tigray was always led/ruled by officials who were all Tigrayans. So it was so easy to secede. It would have been just a formality, they told the other guests. They said that reality was unique that the other regions used to be ruled by outsiders, like Oromo officials were rulers in the southern regions and Amharas(they referred to them as the N word) ruled over Oromos. So secession of Tigray was a done deal, piece of cake, they mumbled!!! The leaders of OLF invited to the hastily and secretly ‘organized’ meeting were told to think about and make plans what they will do after that. They may need to discuss the matter with the other comrade Layne and see if he wanted to form a union with the OLF and create an entity. So with this mindset and plan they all marched into Addis/Finfine. But during their first year of unchallenged leadership the goons came to understand that it would be much more to their advantage if they hang out a little longer. The white Teff from Gojjam, the delicious butter and angus beef from Oromia, gold, platinum and you name it from many parts of the country at no cost to them were hard to resist. First year became 2nd year followed by 3rd, 4th and the pilfering went on for 27 years. It did not take too long for those OLF leaders to figure it all out. Poor Layne was not even given the benefit of the doubt. When it was all said and done those goons went on to become 30 billion in US dollars richer. Those OLF leaders were left to hold the bag and soon had to run for their dear lives. I am not sure if they will be bold enough to tell us about it. One of them had confided this to one of his confidants many years ago. Those goons did not even say a word about this sinister plan to those upright and patriotic people in their region. By that time they were able to keep every Tigrayan busy looking over his shoulder, absolutely kowtowed.

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