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TPLF gives the Ethiopian gov’t an ultimatum to fulfil preconditions or face war 

The Ethiopian government says it is ready to start the negotiation with TPLF without any preconditions 

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TPLF chairman Debretsion Gebremichael speaking to media in the Tigray region ( Photo : screenshot from TMH video)

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The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced that it has given the Ethiopian government a deadline to fulfil preconditions for negotiation or it will resort to war. 

Debretsion Gebremichael, chairman of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), told the state-owned media in the region that “if the Ethiopian government fails to respond to the TPLF demands and within the timeframe that TPLF gave [unspecified in the report], we will start the fighting.” 

Among the preconditions is the withdrawal of forces from what TPLF considers as “parts of Tigray” or western Tigray. It is a reference to Wolqait – a part of Gondar that the TPLF incorporated as part of Tigray after taking central government power in May 1991. 

There had been identity questions for well over three decades in the region which the TPLF brutalised. Wolkait regained its identity as Amhara after the TPLF started the war in November 2020 when it attacked the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defence Forces.  

Tigary is part of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Federal government has a constitutional ground to deploy forces in any part of the country as needed. 

The TPLF also demanded the resumption of basic services including banking, phone communication and power in a timeframe that it set – which it has not disclosed – perhaps due to military strategy as it has announced to start war right after the deadline. 

On July 12 this year, the Ethiopian government announced that it has reached a deal with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to recover the Tigray region. 

It is to be financed with $300 million funding from the World Bank (WB)  and the agency will undertake the project until the situation in Tigray improves to a point where the Ethiopian government could take over.  

There had been some reservations by voices sceptical to the UN organisation that it might actually seize the opportunity to plot with the TPLF against the interest of Ethiopia. The TPLF enjoyed support from western powers, primarily the United States and European Union, after it opened the war. 

Regarding the new TPLF ultimatum, the Ethiopian government is stating readiness to start negotiation with TPLF anytime and anywhere. 

Redwan Hussien, security advisor to the Prime Minister, on Thursday said in a Twitter message “Myself & Dr.Gedion held a briefing for UN, EU & US Special Envoys and  Ambassadors of US, France Italy, Germany & UK. We expressed positions of the Federal government. That: 

. Government is ready to talks anytime anywhere;

.talks should begin without preconditions.” 

Mr. Redwan’s message came after the ultimatum from the TPLF. It means that the Ethiopian government has not accepted the preconditions for negotiation. 

Although the Ethiopian government announced readiness for negotiation “any time and anywhere,” it was the African Union to lead the process. It is another point of difference with the TPLF. For the latter, “it is irresponsible to allow the African Union” to lead the negotiation for it thinks that the continental organisation is close to Ethiopian authorities. 

The TPLF demanded that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta lead the negotiation process. 

Meanwhile, VOA Amharic on Thursday reported that negotiation between the Ethiopian government and TPLF could start in early August in Kenya, right after the Kenyan election. 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I find this allegation in this article to be so stretched to make it look factual. It goes: ‘The TPLF enjoyed support from western powers, primarily the United States and European Union, after it opened the war’. My question is when and where did USA and EU come out and said they support the TPLF? They might have been outspoken about the atrocities during the war. Who wouldn’t? And they were not condoning the atrocities committed by the TPLF as they have not condoned those committed by government and militia forces. Innocent civilians were murdered in Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions and women were raped by all sides. That was the fact as it was reported by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission itself. Democracies where there is no one above the law have to speak up against such cruel improprieties in the strongest terms possible. Who in his/her sane mind wouldn’t do that? Let me put it bluntly. Tens of thousands of young people have perished in this senseless conflict and thousands of others who could not escape the battle zones have also been killed. Innocent civilians in their millions have been displaced. Countless others have been left with emotional scars that will last until their last day on this good earth. This senseless conflict must be brought to end by these two warring factions and must end now.

    These deacons of Marx, Lenin and Mao who are now camping at their rabbit holes in Mekele must stop flapping their mouths with threats of war. The regime in Addis/Finfine must also do everything at its disposal to avoid this stupid bloodshed. No youth, not a single young man or woman should lose her/his Allah blessed life in a war started by stubborn leaders. I will hold both sides responsible if a single more youth is to lose his/her life just because some war crazed individuals who get high from bloodsheds started another senseless war. Those of you intellectual elites here among us should stop moving your poisonous jaws on your websites and social media platforms telling me and millions of Oromos how you liberated us from Mengistu. It does not surprise me and others if you become forgetful that you were counting stars in your dilapidated joint until you sought the help of Oromo and Amhara beasts of burden that carried you all the way to Addis/Finfine in 1991. Also your name could have been like Rossellini and Santina if not for my Barentu Oromos who saved your smart asses by dealing lethal blows to Dabormida by sending a lance through his pompous heart at the Battle of Adwa and they did not need you as their beasts of burden to accomplish that. You are sitting here in your safe and comfy homes and agitate those gullible youth to send them to their inescapable deaths. In my book you should be arraigned as criminals for instigating and preaching violence. You denigrate others by using names and terms created for noble cause such as Oromumma, Woyane and Fano as pejoratives to spew around animosity towards otherwise harmonious people. I will be holding you all equally responsible for any bloodshed henceforth. Stop jumping around to the tunes of Laloye, Gerersas and Zeraafs to incite others in frenzy for another destructive war.

    In regards to the disputed areas I am from a school of thought that they should be designated a demilitarized zone where no one will be allowed to carry any lethal weapon. I also suggest that they should be first chartered and when everything is in place they should be given the same status as other regions. The UN should have its peace keeping force there until peace is firmly in place. There is one eternal truth you bigots DO NOT realize. Various regions that exist there might have been designated as this or that ethnic group but it was The Almighty Our Creator who put it there so his children will live there in harmony regardless of their ethnicity. It was Our Creator’s edict that any Ethiopian can live anywhere he/she wishes in that gem of the colored with all his/her Allah bestowed human and democratic rights protected by the law of the land. I am sure this sounds bitter pill for you bigots but I hope you drop dead right after reading it.

  2. Meanwhile, I want you all to look at this latest photo of Debre. Just look at him. Does he look like someone who missed even a snack between the three daily meals? Just compare his with that emaciated face of the farmer and urban dweller in his region. No wonder why he and his cohorts want to yank away the region of Tigray along with those upright citizens. Just look at that glistening face and a couple of shish kebabs growing behind his chin. When I compare that with those gaunt faces of the ordinary people, it just makes my blood boil.

  3. Brig on it folks! አይ ዎያኔ ተረት ተረት ቢቻ። I would bet on Debresaytan & co.. I think these people are losing it all. If they try agai, they would lose again irreversibly. Are many are betting on their dpecirs extinction sooner than later? How many precious
    of thousands youths they have lost in the last attack onlt to show for nothing.? These guys really need their head examined by psychiatrists. They have been drinking Woyane’s Koolaid too long of last 27 years I guess.

  4. Brig on it folks! አይ ዎያኔ ተረት ተረት ቢቻ። I wouldn’t bet on Debresaytan & co..It is like betting on long dead horse. I think these people are losing it all. You can only fool your people , ethiopians and rest of the world so much. If they try again, they would lose again even more and irreversibly. Are many Tigrains are eager are eager for their species extinction sooner than later? How many precious thousands of youth they have lost in the last attack only to show for nothing.? These guys really need their head examined by psychiatrists. They have been drinking Woyane’s Koolaid too long in the last 27 years I guess. This psychotic is called Woyane’s power hangover Syndrome at this point and is has known cure.

  5. First big sigh, then Mother Ethiopia says, Debre Saytan, Getachew Vodka, Tsdkan the Moron, and all associated tweedle dee and tweedle dum, and every sycophant and lackey of TPLF, OLF, OLF-Shene, PP saboteurs and embezzlers are in no position to dictate anything, not one term to the mother land. You will all fall in line, submit to the rule of law, your criminals, including yourselves will learn that nobody, not a single cursed soul of your entourage will be above the law.

    Tigray is a tiny region 1/6 th the size of Somalia region and constitutes less than 5% of the Ethiopian population. Twenty seven years of embezzlement, larceny, and hegemony of every sector of the Ethiopian economy used to bloat your avaricious stomach and inflated your empty balloon ego beyond the stratosphere. Now that you have been deflated, and will continue to be deflated, you will surrender and learn to live in peace and also pay for the transgressions and aggressions, the mayhems and murders, the tortured and displacements you brought on millions, including our Tigryan brothers and sisters.

    You will also be deprogrammed and the multitudes of youth you have brainwashed with the TPLF, now defunct Marxist Leninist ideology of 1960s bygone militant demagoguery, will subsequently be deprogrammed. You will learn to leave within your means. You will stop stealing, you will stop looting, you will extinguish your barbarism. Fail to comply, and you will be spanked again and again by the United whip of the Ethiopian people. You will be disciplined and chastised. You will learn to respect and will be educated that to live you need to work and earn. Every Ethiopian is sick and tired of your shenanigans and ploy. This is not between TPLF vs Abiy or PP.This is between Mother Ethiopia and her hundreds of millions on one side, and a terrorist, mafia group called TPLF and accomplices on the other netherworld of murderous thugs.

  6. This threat of another all out war by Debre and his group, if true, should not be discounted. It is told by those from the region that the top leaders of the TPLF has prepared a militia close to a million rag tags for war including suicidal missions(ujuum). They had used humans to clear minefields during the 1980’s. They have wringed the last thinking part of the brains of their followers and twist that into the unthinkable to the rest of humanity. Their fanatic followers there and here among us have done and will anything to please their anointed leaders. They have given their fighters two choices: Either you die fighting or die starving. Debre and his cohorts have been perpetuating this so it will stick in the minds of each soldier in the Federal army and they will be reluctant to take prisoners. But I am a believer in Our Creator’s might to do miracles and this conflict will end peacefully soon with bygones be bygones. Insha’Allah!!!!

  7. Quote: “The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced that it has given the Ethiopian government a deadline to fulfil preconditions for negotiation or it will resort to war. “ Unquote

    Humble Commentary, 29 July 2022
    The Leader of the TPLF MEANS IT. There is no joke. BUT ALAS!!! the Leader missed the enviable position of being the Prime Minster of ETHIOPIA in TOTALITY. SHOCKING.

    Instead, an UNKNOWN, VERY YOUNG MAN , came out of the bloom and took the position of Prime Ministership of Ethiopia.!!!!!!!! AMAZING! SHOCKING !in disbelief. words cannot explain the amazing and shocking reaction from the self-assured genius politician. He could not accept in GRACE.

    CONCLUSION: Tigray will have to drop its ancient position as member of Ethiopia. It reflects the extraordinary power of its genius human being politician. One does not fool around against ‘Tarzan’. And so, Ethiopia has to be fractured — and consequently goodbye to its unity for time immemorial.
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    * Footnote
    It is rummored that Ethiopia may be shredded into eight more parts. What a sad ending the SPIRIT of the glorious Emperors and Queens of Ethiopia may role in their graves. So, ALAS! THAT IS LIFE.

    • Who told you ‘It is rummored that Ethiopia may be shredded into eight more parts.’? We know your problem. President Isaias has kicked your behind all the way to Eritrea Hub and now you are a fool of yourself on this website. Why don’t you stay with your own affairs and leave us alone? You have got your hands full already with what is thrown in your direction. Keep busy with yourself. How much TPLF paid you to tell us ‘ CONCLUSION: Tigray will have to drop its ancient position as member of Ethiopia. It reflects the extraordinary power of its genius human being politician. One does not fool around against ‘Tarzan’. And so, Ethiopia has to be fractured — and consequently goodbye to its unity for time immemorial.’ Then you should start packing up for a one way trip to the new country of Tigray or to whatever your sponsors choose to name it.

  8. Folks I see it now. It’s all coming to me now. The recent incursion into the Ethiopian territory by Al-Shabaab, the threat of war by Debre and his cabals along with today’s veiled declaration of intent for war by Egypt all happen in the same week. I am not 100% sure about it but I find it a suspect.

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