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Abiy Ahmed: A national Disgrace and an International Embarrassment

Abiy Ahmed speaking at the Paris Summit Forum last month (Photo : screenshot from VOA video)

Part I

Leaders as a Nation’s Representatives 

By Haile Tessema 

(This is part I of an installment covering the embarrassing behavior of Abiy Ahmed) 

Abiy Ahmed experienced noticeable snubs from world figures during the recent Paris summit on the financing of climate change, held on June 22 and 23. His performance as a discussant on a panel that included the Head of the World Bank and the US Secretary of the Treasury clearly revealed that he was out of his league. He made outlandish statements. The snubs, his lackluster performance as a panelist, and his outrageous statements have embarrassed Ethiopians. His actions, policies, and behavior, both domestically and globally, don’t inspire pride among Ethiopians. Ethiopians feel ashamed of Abiy Ahmed.

Leaders play a crucial role in representing their country’s aspirations, norms, interests, and images on the global stage. Their actions, behavior, statements, and diplomatic engagements reflect their nation. They personify their country in international affairs. When their behavior fails to conform with their countries’ ideals, citizens feel frustrated, disappointed, and embarrassed.

Leaders have significant international responsibilities. First, they serve as representatives of their nation’s collective aspirations. Emerging from domestic political processes, leaders embody the values, beliefs, and priorities of the people. Leaders are selected for positions of power based on their alignment with the ideals held by their country’s population. Consequently, they are entrusted with the task of demonstrating these ideals on the global stage.

Second, leaders exemplify the societal norms of their nations. They act as cultural ambassadors, upholding the traditions, customs, and heritage of their country. Whether through ceremonial events, diplomatic interactions, or public engagements, leaders are expected to project an image that is in harmony with their country’s norms. 

Third, leaders serve as the voice of their nation on the global stage, advancing national interests. They represent their country’s interests in international forums, negotiations, and engagements. Through their speeches, diplomatic interactions, and active participation in international organizations, leaders promote the interests of their people. They advocate for their country’s priorities, seek collaborations, and contribute to global decision-making processes. In doing so, they exert influence over how their country is perceived in the international community. Citizens expect their leaders to consistently behave in a manner that aligns with this perception while promoting national interests.

Fourth, national leaders project an image of their country to foreigners. They play a pivotal role in shaping how their country is perceived by foreigners. When leaders engage in international diplomacy, participate in global forums, or undertake official visits to other nations, they personify their country to the rest of the world. Foreigners often form opinions about a country based on the actions, statements, and conduct of its leaders. Leaders who project a positive image of their country globally are respected domestically.

We will use these ideas when assessing how Abiy Ahmed’s global behavior has damaged Ethiopia’s international reputation.  The behavior of leaders when interacting with world figures is inseparable from the international image they project for their countries. The way a leader performs personally on the global stage directly influences how his country is perceived. A leader’s personal performance is a country’s international reputation.

Inappropriate Behavior of Leaders 

When leaders display inappropriate behavior domestically or on the global stage, it not only reflects poorly on their reputation but also negatively affects the perception of the entire nation. With global interconnection, the domestic actions of leaders are scrutinized by the global community. A government’s domestic policies, good or bad, are internationally observed. Globally, a leader’s misconduct, whether it involves misstatements, diplomatic failures, disrespectful behavior, or disregard for international norms, can damage diplomatic relationships, erode trust, and harm the nation’s standing in the global arena. Citizens feel disappointed, humiliated, embarrassed when their leaders fail to uphold the expected standards of conduct on an international level.

The inappropriate behavior of leaders transcends immediate consequences. It carries long-term effects on a nation’s credibility, its capacity to form alliances, and its overall influence in shaping global events. The negative actions of leaders can tarnish the reputation of a country.

Two examples from the United States vividly demonstrate how the behavior of leaders can result in far-reaching, detrimental consequences for a nation. President Bill Clinton’s involvement in an extra-marital relationship with Monica Lewinsky embarrassed Americans and affected the international perceptions of the United States. The revelation of the scandal not only brought personal embarrassment to Clinton but also generated feelings of shame among many Americans.

During his presidency, Donald Trump made several derogatory remarks that embarrassed many Americans. His comments specifically targeting Mexicans, women and various countries in Central America and Africa violated the principles of inclusivity and respect; they also cast a negative light globally on the United States as a nation.

Abiy Ahmed:  A National Disgrace 

Abiy Ahmed has caused great embarrassment to Ethiopians through his unacceptable behavior, domestically and internationally. Since taking office as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister in April 2018, Abiy Ahmed has exhibited inappropriate conduct. When a group of soldiers mutinied for higher pay and marched to the palace on October 10, 2018, he invited them to join him in performing push-ups on the palace pavement and had lunch with them at the palace, instead of disciplining them. He exacerbated the situation when defending his actions by saying that he was concerned about Oromo youth perceiving a military takeover of their government and descending upon the city. His defense suggested that his administration was exclusively an Oromo government, neglecting that it also represents the interests of other Ethiopian citizens.

When Simegnew Bekele, the chief engineer of the GERD, was assassinated on July 26, 2018, under suspicious circumstances, Abiy Ahmed refrained from condemning the act or offering condolences to his family. His silence was frustrating, as it was bewildering. Tragically, Simegnew Bekele’s killing marked the beginning of a series of unresolved political assassinations.

During the visit of the crown prince of UAE on June 15, 2018, Abiy Ahmed personally drove him around the city as if he were his personal chauffeur, a role unbefitting his position. For Ethiopians, their prime minister serving as personal chauffeur to an Arab prince was not exactly inspiring. It was belittling. He frequently utters rude remarks about the country and different groups (Amharas, Gurages, Tigrayans, doctors, economists, professors, and others) that are unbecoming of a country’s leader. These and the other transgressions of Abiy Ahmed have offended, angered, and embarrassed Ethiopians. 

Abiy Ahmed’s handling of Ethiopia’s internal conflicts, especially the Tigray war, has sparked international criticism. The conflict has resulted in widespread violence, displacement, and humanitarian crises. The government’s failure to resolve these conflicts has left many Ethiopians feeling enraged by their leader’s inability to achieve peace. Although the Tigray war cannot be solely blamed on him, Abiy Ahmed grossly mishandled the situation. His actions and decisions in addressing the conflict were deeply flawed.

Abiy Ahmed’s governance lacks transparency, accountability, and inclusivity. His administration suppresses dissenting voices, curtails media freedom, imprisons journalists, and its critics. The Amhara community has been subjected to discriminatory policies by his government. These actions undermine Ethiopia’s democratic trajectory. They also embarrass citizens who had hoped for a more inclusive, transparent, and accountable government.

Abiy Ahmed frequently engages in divisive rhetoric, inflammatory remarks, and anti-Ethiopian comments. On March 28, 2023, he told parliament that “If we want to destroy Ethiopia, nobody can stop us”. The statement suggesting the potential destruction of Ethiopia raises legitimate doubts about his mental health. To be sure, we must be cautious about making a definitive judgment about someone’s mental fitness based solely on a single statement, but a statement by a leader of a country suggesting the desire for the destruction of a nation he rules doesn’t enhance confidence in his stability, judgment, and suitability for leadership.

Under Abiy Ahmed’s leadership, the economic challenges facing Ethiopia have worsened significantly. The country is grappling with rising inflation, alarming unemployment rates, a heavy debt burden, and a weakening currency. Clearly, these problems are not unique to Ethiopia, but the inability of its government to institute the appropriate economic policies has worsened them. Regrettably, these economic hardships have inflicted a severe toll on the well-being of many Ethiopians, leaving them seething with anger.

Abiy Ahmed’s leadership has proven grossly inadequate to govern Ethiopia, extending far beyond its failure to address pressing economic problems. The government’s inability to resolve internal conflicts in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, and Afar has deepened the humanitarian crisis and escalated widespread violence. Lawlessness now pervades the country, with the alarming increase in kidnappings for ransom, a phenomenon unheard of previously. Government-led abductions of critics have become commonplace. The OLA terrorists can strike anywhere, at any time. It is unsafe to travel anywhere in Ethiopia. Western governments are advising their citizens to avoid visiting Ethiopia. Ethiopia appears to be spiraling towards the status of a failed state.

The recent report of government officials stealing food aid intended for starving Ethiopians has sparked widespread anger, disheartenment, and embarrassment among the Ethiopian population. This distressing revelation unveils the government’s clear breach of trust and ethical governance. A government that steals from its needy people is a government that betrays its fundamental duty to serve its citizens. It’s a government that undermines its own legitimacy.

The snubs that Abiy Ahmed suffered, the inappropriate remarks he made, his disappointing performance in a panel discussion at the recent Paris summit, along with his unacceptable behavior in Ethiopia, have embarrassed Ethiopians. They eagerly anticipate the day when this embarrassment will finally come to an end.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. This article is biased! All hitherto regimes combined haven’t done an iota of what Abiy did in ≤ 5 years. See below: Abiy’s Report Card vs. Former Tyrant Regimes’ Rap Sheet!

    What antagonized Abiy with the WSW* and its right hand Anti-Black Institutions [WB, IMF, UN, USAID, etc.]? Well, Abiy refused to sell Ethiopia/GERD to Egypt/WSW. Trump pressed Sileshi at the WH, but he refused! Pompeo brought it to Abiy, he refused, too! So, Egypt & the WSW escalated their Global Anti-Ethiopia Attrition Warfare!

    ለመሆኑ – የኢትዮጵያ አርበኝነት አና የኢትዮጵያ አስመስጋኝነት መሥፈርት የሚከተሉት ሆኑ እንዴ?

    1). የኦርቶዶክስ ቄስን መስቀል ተሽቀዳድሞ መሳለም – የኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስትያናትን እና ገዳማትን የአክራሪ የዘር ፖለቲከኞች ማዕከል/ምሽግ ማድረግ – በኢትዮጵያ ባንዲራ አሸብርቆ ኢትዮጵያን ከውስጥም ከውጪም እያደሙ ማዳከም – ከዝያም በኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች ድጋፍ ሥልጣን ይዞ – በጠላቶቿ ምፅዋት አና ፍርፋሪ እየተዳደሩ – የጠላቶቿን ትዕዛዝ/ጉዳይ መፈፀም!

    2). የአማራ አክቲቪስት ቆብ አድርጎ – የኢትዮጵያ ተቆርቋሪ ካባ ለብሶ – የኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች ጉዳይ አስፈፃሚ በመሆን – ኢትዮጵያውያንን በዘር ሠደድ እሳት እያፋጁ – በመንግሥት ላይ አሳምፆ – ኢትዮጵያን ለጠላት ጥቃት አጋልጦ – በኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች ድጋፍ ሥልጣን ይዞ – ለጠላቶቿ እያደገደጉ – በኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች ምፅዋት አና ፍርፋሪ እየተዳደሩ – የጠላቶቿን ትዕዛዝ መፈፀም!

    WSW*: White Supremacist West

    • i_Mognu ,

      You are an embarrassment fool too, my friend, how is it possible for anyone to have such a low intelligence as you seem to have, it is mind boggling.

      Still, what you lack in intelligence, you made up through immeasurable stamina, Just like a donkey, a jack ass, mind you.

      You write countless, barely intelligible, enumerated points, using made up facts, defending the world renown, embarrassing fool, Abiy Ahmed.

      Well, you two are birds of feather, a duo whom evolution missed, still more ape than apes!

      By the way, i_Mognu, do you get paid, you tell all these lies for free?

      Lies in the service of a worthless fool, an insane fool, an idiot never before occupied such a space in Ethiopian history.

      Well, these too, shall pass!

      We will have sanity eventually, meanwhile plaster your cheap lies all over the internet.

      • Mekonen (መኮ’ነ’ን):- ከመቸው ‘ናፈቅኮት’?

        Abiy & I: Abiy owes me nothing! It is the reverse: I owe Abiy for protecting Ethiopians from Egypt’s & WSW’s Wolves in Ethiopian/Amara Sheep’s Clothing [like You & Co.].

        1). Over 15 million Amaras live in Oromo Zone (OZ). So, more Amaras live in OZ than in Amara Zone (AZ). Cf.: No Oromo lives in AZ. So, why would any Amara-loving person ever put the Amaras in OZ in harm’s way by antagonizing Amaras & Oromos?

        2). I miss Gojjam & Gonder Shepherds like you & the songs you play with your flutes:
        i). አርባ አራቱ ታቦት የሚገኙብሽ →ጎንደር ባባ ጃሌው – ውሃ እንኳን የለሽ [In the 21st century?]
        ii). ውቢቱ ጎጃሜ (X2) → ትመጫለሽ በሕልሜ [የአዲስ አበባዋን ብታዩ – ምን ልትሉ ነበር?]

        3). ጎጃምን እና ጎንደርን የማውቀው:- (i). በኢትዮጵያ ባንዲራ አሸብርቆ አደባባይ በማጥለቅለቅ; (ii). ለሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን ባላቸው ሥር የሠደደ ፅኑ ጥላቻ; (iii). ኢትዮጵያውያንን – ተራ መሥተንግዶ እንኳን በመንፈግ; (iv). ወንዱም ሴቱም -አረቦችን እና ነጮችን- ለማስደሰት በማደገድግ; (v). “ከእኛ ወድያ – አማራ/ኢትዮጵያዊ/አርበኛ – የለም”- በማለት…

        • i_Mognu ,

          Whatever intelligence level you have, it is impossible for you, or anyone, to actually believe what you are writing here and everywhere – even if you were born severely, severely intellectually disabled, with saliva dripping from both sides of your mouth, with flies landing and buzzing on your ugly face and so forth.

          We have Abiy Ahmed who is a mass killer, there is no journalist left in the country that he didn’t put in prison, hunger and food insecurity are pervasive in the country, we have the dislocation of millions of people, hundreds of thousands had their houses demolished over their heads, among them, leaving a woman with a newly born baby totally exposed to the elements – these are just few of Abiy Ahmed’s continued deeds, rather misdeeds.

          One has to be a monster, totally stupid, to come out support and advocate for Abiy Ahmed, the psychopath who is a curse on Ethiopian people who is responsible the deaths, destruction and chaos that is going on in the country. .

          The only other explanation ,one has to be a mercenary, a paid agent, paid per posting, which probably explains your productivity, you are writing nonsense everywhere, someone without any consciousness at all, that is the only explanation.

          So, where do you fit, my monstrous friend?

  2. Abiy’s REPORT CARD vs. Former Tyrant Regimes’ RAP SHEET

    I). Former Tyrant Regimes’ ≥50-Year RAP SHEET: They made Ethiopia synonymous with the “World’s Poster Child of Famine.” Do these Famine-Appeal songs ring a bell?

    1). Tilahun Gessesse’s: “ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!” – ሲሉ – “የረሃብን ጉንፋን ሲስሉ ….” [Circa 1975].
    2). ‘The World’s national anthem for Ethiopia’: “We are the World!” … [Circa 1985]

    II). Abiy’s ≤5-Year REPORT CARD – [A bird’s-eye view of his accomplishment]:

    1). Abiy kept Ethiopia afloat despite TPLF/OLF/OLA/IFLO*-staged assassination attempt; COVID; Egypt-WSW*-orchestrated Riots/Proxy Wars; WSW-imposed drastic Birr devaluation/embargo/sanctions, loan/aid cancellations; locust; drought; IDPs; etc.

    2). Abiy kept TPLF-bankrupted Ethiopia afloat with $1 billion from UAE’s Prince MBZ. TPLF looted Ethiopia bone-dry to trigger Ethiopia’s Collapse & to stage a swift return.

    3). Citizen-Rescuing Ethiopia: Released millions of TPLF prisoners & emptied over-filled Ethiopian prisons; flew home ≥850,000 refugees living degrading/inhumane life; etc.

    4). Unlike the EDI*, Abiy REFUSED to sell Ethiopia to Egypt & Egypt’s WSW Patrons. He also repulsed Proxy Wars unleashed via their Dogs: TPLF, OLF/OLA/IFLO, etc.

    5). Green & Clean Ethiopia: Afforestation Campaign – Ethiopia has planted ≥25 billion trees.

    6). Child-Friendly Ethiopia: Feeds ≥10 million students twice a day; gives free school supplies; built many primary & secondary schools with sale from his Medemer book; etc.

    7). Citizen-Feeding Ethiopia: All-in-one Mega Bakeries built in populous towns sell bread at rock bottom prices; Addis feeds ≥50,000 twice a day at 17 community centers; etc.

    8). Abiy built a World-Class Robust Ethio Defence Force & Law Enforcement Agencies from scratch WHILE dismantling the ones that served-and-protected TPLF for 27 years; etc.

    9). Abiy built World-Class Industrial Parks that employ thousands of Ethiopians: Akaki-Kaliti, Nazret, Awassa, Debre-Berhan, Bahir-Dar, Kombolcha, Dire-Dawa, Jimma, etc.

    10). Agriculture has flourished: From begging for wheat to surplus; millions of hectares of mechanized & irrigated farms; farmers given thousands of tractors/machinery/pumps; etc.

    11). Abiy’s Fund-Raisers for World-Class Projects: Adowa & Science Museums, Abrhot Library, Entoto/Unity/Friendship Parks, Gorgora/Koisha/Wonchi, Mesqel Square, etc.

    12). Massive miscellaneous projects completed or on track – AGAINST ALL ODDS:
    i). Electrification [Hydro/Wind/Solar/Geo], industrialization, mechanization, Telecom;
    ii). Addis shot from open-air public toilet [rivers, empty lots, etc.] to world-class city;
    iii). Public housing projects, shanty town upgrades, sports facilities, etc.;
    iv). Road Networks: 450 km asphalt in Gojjam alone, Abbay Bridge at Bahir-Dar, etc.

    →*WSW: White Supremacist West / *EDI: Ethiopian Diaspora Intellectual / *IFLO: Islamic Front for Liberation of Oromia

  3. A quality and competency of national leader shouldn’t be exclusively judged by what he does and doesn’t in foreign venues and foreign capitals or how he is successful and conducts himself in front of foregn audience. But what more import thing and quality are how he conducts himself and successful within the country he leads. And for that leaderv needn’t necessarily bbe a great one but only to be competent in the leadership task and has modicum integrity. Sadly , it seems Abity and the successive Ethiopian leaders in generations have sorely lacking such fundamental qualities and Abiy has outdone the scale over all others in this r regard.

  4. A quality and competency of national leader shouldn’t be exclusively judged by what he does and doesn’t in foreign venues and far foreign capitals or how he is successful and conducts himself in front of foregn audience. Though helpful traits and added value it doesn’t give the full picture and the true scope . But what more import thing and relevant quality are how he conducts himself and is successful within the country he leads. And for that a leader needn’t even necessarily be a great one but only to be competent in the leadership task and has modicum of integrity. Sadly, it seems Abity and the successive Ethiopian leaders in generations have sorely lacking such fundamental leadership qualities and Abiy has outdone the scale over all others in this r regard.

  5. The Beshaho-smartone has done it for the last 5 years. Now he has the mighty oromo quero, the so-called ENDF, the fedteral police, insa and its killers, pp cadres and operatives all over the country, oppportunists and criminals, crumbling economy…what can stop him from crowning himself as the first truly oromo emperor in history? Why is everyone taking tsuch a possibility as a joke? Look all around – everything has been hijacked…there are no journalists, oppositions, civil socieities, nobody is saying anything as his goons kill, displace, steal, rape, ….what is happening to the country called Ethiopia????

  6. You are putting things a bit out of context about the remarks he made. Even though some of the things are indeed true, you’re article seems like a paranoid man with personal hatred to the PM ranting and exaggerating the situation.

  7. Abiy Ahmed: A national treasure and a world triumph.

    Because of Abiy Ahmed’s excellent leadership, a supportive environment that encourages imagination, innovation, and continuous improvement has been created. Due to his persistent conviction in his abilities and readiness to engage in the professional development of Ethiopians, Ethiopians have surpassed their goals and attained milestones that were previously believed to be impractical.
    Under the affluent party, you will experience contemporary cities and infrastructure that you have never seen before. Tuned in.

    The Amhara Synod and Amhara Republic will soon cease to exist. Satanists led by abba petros establishing a synod. It is a slight & insult against Christianity. Fano sexually assaults children, nuns, and elderly ladies while carrying a large cross, killing children, burning churches, and burning crosses.
    The TPLF gang and its collaborators must be imprisoned for stealing food supplies that are supplied to the Tigrayan people.

    Shabiya , Fano and amhara militia must leave Tigray as sson as possible.
    The TPLF gang and its collaborators must be imprisoned for stealing food supplies that are supplied to the Tigrayan people.out of Tigray. Welkayit, Humera and all villages and cities within Western Tigray belong to Tigray.

  8. Abiy Ahmed: A national treasure and a world triumph., declared Mr Haile Tessema ,famous amhara author.

    Because of Abiy Ahmed’s excellent leadership, a supportive environment that encourages imagination, innovation, and continuous improvement has been created. Due to his persistent conviction in his abilities and readiness to engage in the professional development of Ethiopians, Ethiopians have surpassed their goals and attained milestones that were previously believed to be impractical.
    Under the affluent party, you will experience contemporary cities and infrastructure that you have never seen before. Tuned in.

    The Amhara Synod and Amhara Republic will soon cease to exist. Satanists led by abba petros establishing a synod. It is a slight & insult against Christianity. Fano sexually assaults children, nuns, and elderly ladies while carrying a large cross, killing children, burning churches, and burning crosses.
    The TPLF gang and its collaborators must be imprisoned for stealing food supplies that are supplied to the Tigrayan people.
    Shabiya , Fano and amhara militia must leave Tigray as sson as possible.
    The TPLF gang and its collaborators must be imprisoned for stealing food supplies that are supplied to the Tigrayan people.out of Tigray. Welkayit, Humera and all villages and cities within Western Tigray belong to Tigray.

  9. Who is this Haile Tessema? There is nothing attached to this article to tell us what he does. The author tells us that PM was out of his elements. I did some research and located a video on YouTube a speech he made at the Summit. I have attached it below. Is the author talking about PM Abiy English accent? I did find it to be as thick as some of these PhD’s who deafens us once in a while. Those make me ask the question ‘how did these guys get their PhD. with such accent as thick as turtle shell? How did they defend their Masters and PhD’s with such incoherent accent and presentation? This young PM was coherent and to the point. This reminds me of those commie leaders of student unions in the 1960’s and 70’s how they used to mock and make disgusting fun of the late and then aging Emperor’s French accent. That was rude then and this article is also full of undignified shrills. ‘A national disgrace and an international embarrassment’? Because of his accent? English is not his mother tongue, author! Have you heard India’s PM Modi speaking in English lately? PM Abiy comes from a country that was never seen jumping jack every time the master in Buckingham Palace whistles Dixie! This is just another episode of utter child play. Here is the link of Abiy’s presentation:
    youtube.com/watch?v=J6uulm9eFzo

    • Ittu Aba Farda,

      Man, you forgot, did you? Your cover, that of being a phoney objective observer, you are now a patrician cadre, a paid propagandist, a mercenary.

      Well, I have never bought these tricks of yours, anyway.

      The stupidity of what you are asking here, who is Haile Tessema, what he does, why should you care?

      There is something you disagree, then go on disagree, you don’t need to know who he is?

      Abiy Ahmed’s accents, there more things wrong with Abiy Ahmed than simply his accent, the man plagiarised a whole lot of things, the PhD he has not a PhD, by any measure.

      As to his plagiarism, his thievery, his accent, watch the following video, you would shut up!

      youtube.com/watch?v=phKqvlW4wgg

      That is if you have any shame, but you could be shameless, as Abiy Ahmed, your paymaster, then, nothing moves you, you go on lying.

      The Author is absolutely right, Abiy Ahmed is “A national disgrace and an international embarrassment” but his accent is the least of it.

      Here, Ittu Aba Farda, you are the child, an embarrassing child, not the author, you have nowhere comparable intelligence, you just a mercenary cadre, nothing more!

  10. For that matter, the late PM had noticeable English accent, Ruto is heavy in it and South African President has it and every African leader swims in it. Are they all a disgrace to their country and embarrassment to the world? Here is another clip of PM Abiy’s presentation:
    youtube.com/watch?v=h-KqIP_fscw

  11. When I heard an accusation of plagiarism by PM Abiy in his PhD thesis I jumped on the internet to locate its source. I found out it is the same o same o. The accusers were led by a known Ethiopia hater and his group of 5 stooges. All proven bigots with questionable background. The supremacist bigot has one equally bigot who has been fantasizing about yanking away my Oromia as his personal fiefdom. The autobiography he tells us about himself makes you wonder if he is walking around with a sick mind. He has the audacity to tell the gullible American audience that my Oromos are not Christians or Muslims. In his twisted my he does not even recognize that he is categorizing my noble Oromos as pagan people. I hope he will not tell that to my Itu clan in Western Hararghe or those Oromos in other parts of Oromia. But this alpha male weasel camping at the renowned university here in the USA reminds me of another leftist-turned-bigot professor who was entrusted by the late emperor to teach at the university in the capital. Later over the years I found out that the professor was one of supporters/sympathizers of a communist rebellion that miserably lost in his native country right after WWII. It was about 52-53 years ago. I went back home from the Middle East to pay tribute to my beloved uncle who just passed away. I then went to the capital city to visit a childhood friend who was going to the college in the city. He took me with him to one of his classes taught by that commie professor. That con artist diverted the discussion into a topic that arouses the young gullible minds and the whole session turned into spouts of battle cries. In later years that commie professor was churning one book after another about the history of all leftist and ethnic movements in that country. He knew the name of everyone in the leadership of all those groups. Now 50-55 years forward we have another one making his base at a university here in USA. He has been a magnet for every bigot from my own Oromos, Tigres including those from Eritrea who have been ass kicked by Brother Isaias. Now, the university in Addis/Finfine that this bigot and his 5 stooges accuse of approving PM Abiy’s PhD thesis is one of the most renowned higher learning institutions in Africa. Others will kill to have the same reputation. Hey, all I know is that I’m told Ethiopia means a country of monkeys and by inference all of us Ethiopians are monkeys, not humans. Don’t be angry with me. I’m only telling what I was told. Don’t kill the messenger here. That is not all.

    I have a live one for you. I’m playing devil’s advocate here. You see I was imprisoned by Mengistu for many years. While in prison I was tortured and poisoned with potassium cyanide daily for more than 10 years. I still carry a bullet from Mengistu lodged under my armpit. Then suddenly one day Mengistu turned into an angel and let me go home. He let me go back to school and I finished all my secondary and college education in just 4 years. He then sent me to one of those European countries on a fully paid scholarship with a passport normally issued to diplomats. Then I came here. Now I will not take any questions from you asking me what favor did I have to do for Mengistu to earn his so much trust, love and generosity. No questions! Bye y’all!!!

    And you know me by now that I don’t respond directly to these eyal-al-souqs, those who grew up at bazaars unattended.

  12. Thanks, Haile Tessema, for the excellent article, it is a very well researched and factually highly accurate and more.

    I have read all the three installments you have written and have been impressed by them all.

    You have covered a great deal, and covered it well, but there is so much more that can be said about Abiy Ahmed that defy comprehension and mind boggling stuff in general.

    Among those include the fact that Abiy Ahmed’s led Ethiopian government being directly and indirectly responsible for the terrorism that was targeting Amhara for mass killings and dislocations in the Oromo region.

    He has now reduced the whole of the Amhara region to a war zone, where civilians are imprisoned and slaughtered daily.
    It is interesting about his spying for the OLF and NSA or whomever else give him a bit of crumbs.

    Still, the man being mad, really niceties and so on aside, we don’t need any more proof than the daily spectacle of the man we have been witnessing to clearly understand that the man, Abiy Ahmed, is out of his f***ing head – how would the US or anyone be able to put any value on the information or whatever else that he has been providing to them.

    It is difficult to understand how the US continue to associate themselves with this out and out lunatic, a bungler in chief, we don’t believe that they care much for what the mad man does to Ethiopians, what about their own selves?

    They just cleared him of human right abuses, this is a man who has been and continue to be behind so much war crimes, mass killing, dislocations, continued mass imprisonment and torture of journalists and others, widespread lawlessness and gross corruption and more – they said, it is all okay.

    It will do your mind in thinking about a country who use the propaganda about its love for democracy, human right, the rule of law to say this man, Abiy Ahmed is okay.

    Well, so much madness in the world, the poor die, they count their money and celebrate – or some such, and this is the world we are in.

    We have also our own idiots, fools and mercenaries such as Ittu Aba Farda, i_Mognu and a host of others as above, whether paid or lying for free, who support the bungler in charge, or not in charge, Abiy Ahmed.

    Well, thanks again for your excellent article, Haile Tessema, and keep up with the good work!

  13. What an ancedotal conclusion! Disgrace to Ethiopians? Really? Who are the Ethiopians you are referring to? Can you show us the imperical datas you have collected from any Ethiopians, so far? Your pre- judgement without imperical datas tells the globe about your bad intention of targeting the good will of Dr. ABIY. By the way, he is writting his own history and you are writting your own rabish pictory. Though You have every right to challange him, you have no right to do your own pictory on my behalf. As an Ethiopian, I can tell you proudly that his leadership saved my country from disintegration i.e elimination from the map of the globe. Had it not been his crises management leadership quality, Ethiopia had already become history itself and the so called Ethiooians you are reffering to are stateless. Shame on you!!!!

  14. What an ancedotal conclusion! Disgrace to Ethiopians? Really? Who are the Ethiopians you are referring to? Can you show us the imperical datas you have collected from any Ethiopians, so far? Your pre- judgement without imperical datas tells the globe about your bad intention of targeting the good will of Dr. ABIY. By the way, he is writting his own history and you are writting your own rabish pictory. Though You have every right to challange him, you have no right to do your own pictory on my behalf. As an Ethiopian, I can tell you proudly that his leadership saved my country from disintegration i.e elimination from the map of the globe. Had it not been for his crises management leadership quality, Ethiopia had already become history itself and the so called Ethiooians you are reffering to are stateless. Shame on you!!!!

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