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Abiy Ahmed’s War of Terrorism to Eradicate Amhara is Genocide-why the international community cannot sit idle  

Abiy Ahmed (Photo : SM)

Aklog Birara (Dr)

Part 2 of 4

“When injustice becomes law; resistance becomes duty.” 

Thomas Jefferson, an American hero  

The heart of the problem facing Ethiopia

Before the rise of Fascism and Nazism and the outbreak of the Second World in the 1930s, a pioneer of European colonialism by the name of Roman Prochazka, Austrian, wrote a provocative book under the title Abyssinia: the powder barrel

In this pro-colonial book that justified the civilizing mission of Italian aggression against ancient and independent Ethiopia, Prochazka offered the misleading and harmful narrative that Abyssinians (he meant Amhara) are fiercely independent, patriotic, anti-Western and a major competitor to European colonialism in Africa. He argued that Amhara expanded Ethiopia’s territorial space by subjugating other ethnic groups.  He deemed it right that European colonialists have a moral responsibility to free oppressed nationalities. These external powers continue to take sides in support of national liberation fronts, especially the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) that use the narrative Prochazka offered as a template. 

Today, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and other countries take advantage of Ethiopia’s ethnic polarization. Among other things, they supply miliary hardware including drones to the Abiy Ahmed regime. These drones are in turn used by the regime to kill innocent Amhara civilians, including infants, pregnant women, elders throughout the Amhara region. 

License to kill.

When government authorities and non-governmental entities (such as terrorists) participating in war crimes, crimes of genocide, crimes of ethnic cleansing and economic crimes are not held accountable by the international system, they tend to entertain the erroneous notion that they have license to do more harm and kill with impunity. 

Ethiopia went through the bloodiest war this century in which more than one million innocent lives perished during the two-year war with the TPLF. The economic Cost of this catastrophic war is estimated at $26 billion. The government of the United States absolved the Abiy government; largely because America’s national security and strategic interests override the fundamental American doctrine of “responsibility to protect” human life. I suggest US reversal of concerning its long-standing human rights policy is a short sighted and precedent setting.  

The license to kill, maim, arrest without due process, expel and displace is anathema to peace and stability in Ethiopia. Human atrocities including killings, maiming and massive incarceration of thousands are taking place in Bahir Dar, Bure, Debre Berhan, Debre Tabor, Finote Selam, Gondar and other Amhara localities as well as in Addis Ababa, Beni-Shangul Gumuz and throughout Oromia. Amara suffers from dual sources: one internal and the other external, including the West’s inability or unwillingness to condemn state and government led human atrocities in Ethiopia. 

I believe Western animus towards Amhara and the mindset of Western policy and decision-makers tacitly accepting Amhara as oppressors, subjugators, colonializes and exploiters of non-Amhara began to take roots 73 years ago and remains intact. 

Hurtful and false narrative paraded by anti-Amhara ethnic elites.

At the height of the Ethiopian Student Movement (ESM) in the late 1960s and early 1970s of which I was a part, a Marxist leaning Amhara student by the name of Walelign Mekonen wrote an explosive manuscript under the title “On the National Question in Ethiopia” that went viral. He dismissed Ethiopian nationalism as one driven by Amhara; shallow, narrow, and unrepresentative. Ethiopian nationalism, he felt was rooted in and driven by the preponderance of Amhara culture, language, religion, institutions, and governance. 

Ethiopia, Walelign felt, was in fact a country of oppressed nationalities.  His and Prochazka’s arguments served as fodders to the rise of national liberation fronts, most notably, the TPLF that replaced the Socialist Military Dictatorship in 1991; and the OLF and affiliates, the governing Oromo Prosperity Party (PP) that in concert replaced the TPLF five years ago. I recall one interview in which Field Marshall Berhanu Jula said “there is nothing wrong with the replacement” of Tigrean elite supremacy with Oromo elite supremacy. This is exactly what Abiy Ahmed, OLF, the Oromo Federalist Congress, the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO, that rebranded itself as the Oromo Prosperity Party and allies are doing today. Together, they rule Ethiopia with an iron fist and control Ethiopia’s parliament. 

The harmful theme that emerges from arguments by Prochazka and Walelign is this. Although the majority are rural farmers and poor, Amhara are portrayed as lead beneficiaries of the Ethiopian national state and government. The response to this sweeping and untrue characterization of Amhara as beneficiaries at the expense of others is for the government and party in power today to redress this anomaly by any means and at all costs. The license to kill with impunity emanates from this sweeping narrative.  

Today, the Amhara people face an existential threat from the same ruling party and government that Amhara defended and died for during the two-year catastrophic war with the TPLF. Ungrateful, you may say. But real politics and power grabs are not governed by ethics and morality. 

Ethnic hegemony has gone amok.

I had always hoped that Ethiopia will enjoy a genuine democratic government system in which all Ethiopians are treated fairly, equitably, and justly. I had always dreamed of an inclusive and rule of law-based Ethiopia where any citizen would live, work, and contribute to his/her country without fear of being killed like a wild animal because of his/her ethnic or religious affiliation.  

The ethnicity and language-based constitution and structure do not allow the above to happen. For Ethiopia to enjoy peace, stability, sustainable and equitable development its core institutions and structure must change.  

Let us deal with facts first. 

  1. The Abiy regime is exclusionary, tribalist, corrupt, conflict and war driven and unabashedly pro-Oromo hegemony. 
  1. The Abiy regime is committing a Nazi-like reign of terror targeting Amhara in the same manner that Nazi Germany did targeting millions of Jews and sending them to death chambers.

Amhara has reached a point of no return.  

  1. Far from the sweeping changes promised by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed when he took power five years ago with the support of Amhara political elites, Ethiopia today is in the process of sliding into the abyss. 
  1. The power of persuasion, reasoning, dialogue, mediation, and negotiation to settle political differences consultatively is subordinated to government and state sponsored and sanctioned military violence against innocent civilians across the Amhara region. This is unprecedented in the annals of Ethiopian history. 
  1. The reign of terror inflicted on Amhara dwarfs any atrocities that occurred during the Socialist regime of 17 years; and the TPLF rule of 27 years. Both were for sure brutal and merciless against opponents. 
  1. The current one sets itself apart from the rest because it targets the entire Amhara population. This is the reason why I contend it is Nazi like. 

As former president of the Amhara region, Gedu Andargachew put it succinctly at a hearing held by the docile Ethiopian parliament, Abiy Ahmed and his cronies failed to learn from past mistakes. The state of emergency approved by the pro-ruling parliament is allegedly done at the request of the submissive Amhara regional state leadership. It is wrong, unwarranted, and dangerous. It forces Amhara to defend itself at any cost. 

  1. I believe Abiy stimulates inter-ethnic conflict and war by presenting the issue as a struggle between Amhara and Oromo rather than as a contention between a brutal and Nazi-like regime led by Abiy Ahmed on the one hand; and ordinary Amhara civilians who wish to be treated and accepted as human beings on the other hand. 
  1. Nothing in the history of state of emergency cases under Abiy Ahmed demonstrates a defensible basis that affirms state of emergency legislations restored peace, stability, and human security in the past. 
  1. The current state of emergency imposed on the Amara region is far worse in that the targets are ordinary Amhara farmers, children, the elderly, priests, and other ordinary peaceful people. It is the entire state and government machinery against all Amhara that is playing out. 
  1. Although data is scattered all over the place, hundreds of thousands of Amhara have been killed, wounded, tortured, dispossessed, and displaced over the past half century, especially since 1991. Under the watch of Prime Minister Abiy more than 50, 000 Amhara perished in Wellega, Oromia alone Over one million are displaced.  

To cap the above, there is sufficient data and ground to declare Amhara genocide and to formalize complaint to the UN Human Rights Council and to the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

The human suffering of the Amhara notwithstanding, I argue in this series that Ethiopia demonstrates combustible factors that endanger its very existence. Tragically for the country and its diverse population, Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister, has proven to be a warmonger ethno-supremacist rather than a peace maker. His party is replete with corrupt and subservient cadres. 

Just consider the Gestapo like atmosphere during the parliamentary debate when Gedu Andargachew was speaking eloquently and clearly about facts on the ground. It was loyalty to the ruling party first and principle as well as country second. How is it possible to debate policy if alternative views are dismissed even by members of parliament? Who do you appeal to? The courts do enjoy judicial freedom. Parliament serves the governing party. The military is dominated by a single ethnic group.  

The Oromo dominated Prosperity Party is essentially the old Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) dominated by the TPLF that ruled Ethiopia with an iron fist for 27 years. It morphed into the tantalizing PP this time dominated by the OLF and its affiliates. 

The name Prosperity has not diminished its ethnic orientation. Only the top actors that wielded party, state and government power changed hands. Prime Minster Abiy mastered the art of dominance by incentivizing divide and rule. He also beefed up the country’s defense forces by increasing the number of combat ready forces to over 600,000. It is an ethnic military serving the governing party. 

The evolution of an ethnicized military under Abiy Ahmed. 

In an insightful commentary dated August 15, 2023, entitled “Why Ethiopia’s Amhara militiamen are battling the army, the BBC summarized Abiy’s response to the crisis his government created in the Amhara region as follows: 

“So far, the prime minister has primarily relied on military force, with the lower chamber of parliament endorsing, on Monday, August 14, 2023, his decision to declare a six-month-long state of emergency in the region. This has placed Amhara under the de facto control of the security services. The region has been divided into four command posts, falling under the overall control of a committee chaired by intelligence chief Temesgen Tiruneh. The heavy deployment of troops has been backed up by airpower. On Sunday, an air strike was carried out in the town of Finote Selam, reportedly killing at least 26 people at an anti-government demonstration.” 

Thia massive show of force using tanks and air power including drones resulted in the deaths of scores and scores of innocent civilians, including children and elders. It angered ordinary citizens and boosted Fano’s status and legitimacy among the Amhara people, including those who were previously skeptical and detached. 

Adding insult to injury, Abiy’s military declared “night curfews in six cities including the regional capital, Bahir Dar, forcing people to stay indoors” against their will. The BBC confirms that “The security forces have also set up checkpoints across the region, with reports that many Amhara have in recent months been barred from travelling to Addis Ababa, raising concerns of ethnic profiling.”

“What’s the way out of the crisis?” asks the BBC. 

The way out is not government led violence and terror. “During Monday’s parliamentary debate, Ethiopia’s former Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew – who was once also the leader of the Amhara regional government – said it was clear that the ruling party had lost its support there.” I agree. I do not foresee that Aby’s government will ever regain the trust and confidence of Amhara.

I also agree with Gedu Andargachew that the plausible way out of the crisis that Abiy, his army, his cabinet and parliament created and affirmed is to take the following steps: 

 a) For the military to pull out of the Amhara region 

b) For the atrocities of Amhara to stop immediately  

c)  For dialogue towards a political settlement to begin without delay and 

d) For Amhara stakeholders to agree on the formation of a “new interim administration” for the Amhara region.  

e) Amhara champions of the cause and allies have a lead responsibility to tell the international community that captured soldiers repeatedly say that they have been ordered by their superiors to “kill mercilessly and to destroy social and economic infrastructure and Amhara national edifices and icons including monasteries, churches, mosques, and castles. 

It is clear from the flight of senior Amhara leaders to safety that the timid and subservient Amhara regional leadership no longer enjoys the confidence or trust of the Amhara population. Gedu’s recommendation of a “new interim administration of the Amhara region” is therefore worth considering. 

For durable peace to occur in Ethiopia, repressive governance must stop now.  Leaders, and influencers of the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), Oromo Special Forces, Oromo PP and other agencies accused of and responsible for widespread atrocities of Amhara over the past five years must be held accountable in a court of law. 

Finally, I urge the international community to do its part, apply due pressure on the Abiy regime and push harder for the cessation of atrocities against Amhara and other ethnic groups that are in a similar predicament. 

Editor’s note : Views in the article do not necessarily reflect the views of borkena.com  

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20 COMMENTS

  1. The despot with the puny mind and repulsive character will be held accountable whether he likes it or not.So will be his accomplices. The struggle of the people will rage on and continue unabated. The Rubicon was crossed and there is nothing the tyrant now can do to escape the inevitable.

    Emphasis of the discussions and actions to ensue should be on collecting precedents, presenting the audio, video and all written documentations of abiy ahmed ali and his oromumma cohorts and accomplices five years of reign of horror and terror.

    UN Genocide Convention Excerpts (Ethiopia is a signatory and thus the UN has jurisdiction in the matter)!!!!!!

    “Article I

    The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.

    Article II

    In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
    (a) Killing members of the group;
    (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
    (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
    (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

    Article III

    The following acts shall be punishable:
    (a) Genocide;
    (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
    (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
    (d) Attempt to commit genocide; (e) Complicity in genocide. Article IV

    *******Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals*******

    Article V

    The Contracting Parties undertake to enact, in accordance with their respective Constitutions, the necessary legislation to give effect to the provisions of the present Convention, and, in particular, to provide effective penalties for persons guilty of genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III.”

    LETS GET TO WORK AND AND ALSO FINISH WHAT HAS BEEN STARTED.

  2. The Amhara forces under the command of Asmara intend to overthrow the government and invade specially Oromia.
    The Amharas do not accept the Pretoria agreement and argue that they are not represented in the negotiations. Oromia is the gift of Tigray to the Oromo people and its security concerns Tigray.

  3. TPLF should stop killing Tigrayans using starvation as weapon for commercial purpose.
    Gedu Andargachew is robber and genocioder . He , like any Amhara prosperity party members, took part in Genocide committed against Tigrayans , Oromos and all other ethinic memebers.
    Fannos must STOP killing non-Amhara ethiopians.
    Fannos must STOP killing non-Amhara ethiopians.

    Wealthy Tigrayans should stop starving their own people to death. Prosperity party should STOP killing innocent civilians using drone attacks

  4. TPLF should stop killing Tigrayans using starvation as weapon for commercial purpose.
    Gedu Andargachew is a robber and genocioder . Mr Gedu , like any Amhara prosperity party members, took part in Genocide committed against Tigrayans , Oromos and all other ethinic memebers.
    Fannos must STOP killing non-Amhara ethiopians.
    Fannos must STOP killing non-Amhara ethiopians.

    Wealthy Tigrayans should stop starving their own people to death. Prosperity party should STOP killing innocent civilians using drone attacks

  5. Subject: “Abiy Ahmed’s War of Terrorism to Eradicate Amhara is Genocide-why the international community cannot sit
    idle” borkena.com, August 17, 2023

    Quote: “why the international community cannot sit idle”

    1) First let us be honest, in answering the question

    2) Since when the so-called “international community” became magnanimous to Black African Countries?

    3) Please let us not forget history — European History

    4) Who brought down our dear Africa to what it is TODAY???? >>> always trying to imitate the white man!!!

    5) If you don’t want to answer the question, it is fully understood.

    6) ‘F’ for Failure. BLACK AFRICA WAS NEVER LIBERATED.

    7) WE BLACK Africans have been, and still are, at the mercy of the WHITE RACE, with all the educational testimony
    that we have, containing the highest educational degree available in the White World. ARE WE FREE??? BE Honest

    8) IF WE ARE NOT FREE , WHY NOT???? YOU KNOW THE ANSWER VERY WELL — and I do!!!!

    9) But WE BLACK AFRICANS are experts in ideology, with the highest educational degrees, that the ‘WHITE’ world can
    come up with !!!!

    10) WHITE MAN’S COLONIALISM, in its refined mode, to bring down the humble, the honest, the obedient, the BLACK
    AFRICAN will be the most successful diabolical venture of the white man’s race — IN HISTORY. THE END

  6. The Amhara elites are coming out with all kinds of arguments and narratives about the regime of Abiy Ahmed. Early on many of them were ardent supporters of his policy and regime. It seemed they were to stick with him regardless of what he would do. He was even given the name “Moses of Ethiopia”. After just a few years almost all of them have become his critics and opponents. It seemed he did not eradicate TPLF and Tigray, OLF, Oromo and Oromummaa, do away with the federal system; could not bring back the old “glorious Ethiopia”, made the constitution null and void, etc. All these to be done on behalf of few vocal Amhara elites who are very much detached from the realities of the facts on the ground. There has been war in Oromia and Tigray in the last few years and I have yet to read any article on any of these by this writer condemning them. Now when the same fire visited his neighborhoods, he started writing about it. The same Moses now has become a Nazi. He also mentioned the leaders of the 60’s student movements and those leaders, I believe, never corrupted themselves and not advocated for their own kins only but for all Ethiopians. The opportunism shown by the so-called Amhara activists has revealed their true persona. The Ethiopian nations and nationalities want justice, equality, and democracy, while the Amhara elites want to bring back the old oppressive systems, mold the country in their own image and above all the feel they are entitled to rule and govern all of Ethiopia. I think this is not possible today and these elites should better work with all people to arrive at a common acceptable solution. The hate propaganda being disseminated in print, audio and video will only make things worse and eventually will backfire on these pseudo-activists and may bring unimaginable misery to innocent people. Level-headed people should come out of their hibernation and face these destructive forces.

  7. Dear Borkena Editor,
    Permit me to add a few words

    a) Why are we blaming Abiy Ahmed over, and over, and over, and over …………………ad nausea ????
    b) We know where the crack is; we know where the fault is; we know who is behind shacking Ethiopia from its base.
    c) Question: What makes ETHIOPIANS skirting around THE REAL INHERENT PROBLEM of ETHIOPIA???
    d) Indeed — it is said — if you skirt around your wound, you will never see the heeling of that wound for Life.
    e) May the Good Lord Help the Innocent >Ancient >God Fearing >ETHIOPIA TO COME BACK TO ITS NATURAL SENSES.
    f) AMEN — INSHALAH (in alphabetical order, please) .

  8. Ethiopia vs. The Enemy Within [Egypt & WSW* Proxies]: This war in the Amara Zone is just the latest in the series to divide/antagonize/destabilize/bankrupt Ethiopia. Look at the proxy wars: Eritrea/EPLF, Tigray/TPLF, Oromo/OLF, Ginbot-7, Jawar-Eskinder, etc.

    Eskinder vs. Jawar: Some called it Oromo Terrorism when Jawar’s Qéros blocked roads, stormed towns, killed police, etc. Didn’t most ask for army intervention? So, what makes it Amara Patriotism when Eskinder’s Fannos/APF does exactly what Jawar’s Qéros did?

    Zemene [Ginbot-7] vs. ኦነግ ሸኔ [OLF-IFLO*]: Abiy invited the insurgents in Eritrea for peaceful struggle in Ethiopia. Ginbot-7, OLF factions, etc. took it. But Zemene & ኦነግ ሸኔ opted to wreak havoc. So, why is Zemene ‘Amara Patriot’ & ኦነግ ሸኔ ‘Oromo Terrorist’?

    Abiy & Peace: Zemene/Eskinder/Mesafint/Mihret [ZEMM] started this war. They even intensified their elected Amara officials’ assassination spree. Abiy exhausted all peace venues. Was Abiy expected to sit and watch till ZEMM executed all Amara officials?

    Human Rights Violations [HRV]/Crimes against Humanity [CAH]: ZEMM intentionally use children & civilians as human shields & cannon fodder to Cry ‘Amara Genocide.’ So, shouldn’t ZEMM & Co. be prosecuted for HRV & CAH to the full force of the law?

    WSW*: White Supremacist West /// IFLO*: Islamic Front for Liberation of Oromia

  9. I just would like to interject something else here to give a shout out to my dear brothers and sisters who live in Southern California to keep abreast with the latest status of the approaching tropical storm. Be a lookout for flash flooding and avoid driving when warning is issued. May The Almighty look after you!!!

  10. It is amazing how the ethnic fanatics do not see the writings on the wall.

    The Amhara were ardent supporters of Abiy blah blah blah.

    Yes of course, the Amhara like most other genuine Ethiopians, except the olf and tplf gang supported Abiy earl on. And the world at large also supported the Abiy regime because he promised:

    1) to govern with due process
    2) do away with embezzlement and corruption
    3) to establish and guide Ethiopia towards a Hamiltonian Federalism, not the fake apartheid ethnic enclave of his predecessors
    4) to strengthen the justice sector,
    5) abstain from interfering with the judiciary branch
    6) etc.

    abiy was given unprecedented support and leeway never seen hitherto in Ethiopian politics. Early on he hid.his true intent of oromumma by sweet talking , mentioning Ethiopia is that, Ethiopia is this. He managed to blame all his troubles and inadequacies and corruption on tplf. He chose to govern by intrigue, secrecy, clandestine operations, sabotage, extortion. Over the course of the five years, it was shown Abiy is just an incompetent buffoon, a megalomania, a sociopath, a psychopath and a manipulative, unscrupulous, extraordinarily barbaric and cruel tyrant. His style of ruling is Machiavellianism (ሸፍጥ ሴራ ተንኮል ርቆት ግድያ ጭፍጨፋ ክህደት).

    He lost the support and the center because of who abiy Ahmed and his oromumma thugs are.

    END OF STORY!!!!!

  11. Let’s set Dr. Aklog’s Pro-Amara Supremacy & Anti-Oromo Propaganda record straight:

    1). Amaras remain the most privileged public employees. Although Amaras only make ≈24% of Ethiopia, they hold >60% undue high-paying posts. Unfortunately, the Oromos who make ≈36% & generate ≥60% GDP hold far fewer posts despite qualifications:
    i). Amaras vs Oromos @ Government: youtu.be/Ed_EurvckOU?t=218
    ii). Amaras vs Oromos @ Ethiopian Airlines: youtu.be/Ed_EurvckOU?t=362
    iii). Amaras vs Oromos @ ethiotelecom: youtu.be/46LVMfUQhk8?t=58

    2). Abiy vs. Amaras: Abiy’s mother & wife are Amara Christian. Despite the Pro-Oromo & Anti-Amara portrayal, Amaras benefited the most under him. Look at the past 2 years:
    i). >1,530 tractors, thousands of water pumps, hundreds of heavy farm machinery, etc.
    ii). Thousands of hectares of irrigated farms [242,000 ha of wheat harvested this summer]
    iii). Many world-class industrial parks that created thousands of job opportunities
    iv). Road networks [>450km in Gojjam alone], Bahir-Dar Bridge, Schools, Clinics, etc.

    3). Ethiopian Diaspora [ED] & Crocodile Tears/Lip Service: ≥70% are former regimes’ loyalists [Monarchy, Derg-Meison, TPLF, awardees,…] ≈15% are refugees! ≈15% ED’s relatives. So, >70% want “Transitional Government” to retake power without election!

    4). Hospitality & Courtesy in Gojjam & Gonder [G&G]: Ethiopians are UNWELCOME! Yet, the extra mile they go to please/impress Whites & Arabs is humiliating! Compare: ≥15 million Amaras still live in Oromo Zone, but NO Oromo lives in G&G! [Go & See]!

  12. ስትዋሽ በቁጥር ማስረጃ በአመክንዮበአደባባይ ትዋረዳለህ ትዋረጃለሽ!!!!!! ስትዋሽ በቁጥር ማስረጃ በአመክንዮበአደባባይ ትዋረዳለህ ትዋረጃለሽ!!!!!!

    Unfortunately, the Oromos who make ≈36% & generate ≥60% GDP hold far fewer posts despite qualifications…………Blah blah blah.

    According to this two bit oromumma, the “oromo” comprise 36% of the Ethiopian population and generate > 60% of GDP, wow!!!!! What a hard working group.

    The rest of Ethiopians 64% of the poupulation by his own account generate only 40% of GDP.

    ይሄንን አይነቱን አይን አውጣ ሌባ: ሌባ ካልተባለ/ ካልተባለች ምን ሊባል/ ልትባል ይቻላል?????

    Facts:

    The oromo comprise no more than 29% of the Ethiopian population at most!!!!! The Amhara are at least 28.3%.

    Addis Ababa Alone contributes close to 35-40% of the GDP to Ethiopia!!!!!!

    Let’s do some rough math.

    The pp cadre ሌባ ስለሆነ ሁሉንም የእኛ ነው ሁሉንም ልብላው ልጠጣው ይላል!!!!

    Let’s use his/ her own data.

    Addis Ababa’s gdp to Ethiopia alone is 40% (of which about 8% of AA gdp is Oromo ) , 32% of AA gdp is non Oromo.

    The idiotic cadre has claimed Oromo gdp > 60%-8% = 52 % of “Oromo gdp” is non Addis Ababa based. Which is tantamount to saying that the rest of Ethiopia, including Amhara, Tigray, SNNPR, Somalia, Afar etc contribute only 18%!!!!!

    አይ አይ ከእነዚህ ደንቆሮዎች : መሃይሞችና ወራዶች የካድሬ ግብስብሶች ጋር እንዴት ሆኖ መኖር ይቻላል!!!!

    On top of that the fool argues 15 million plus Amharas live in Oromia, and no Oromo lives in Amhara land.

    Ok Einstein, 32% of Ethiopia’s GDP comes from non Oromo Addis Ababa citizens!!!

    15 million plus Amharas further contribute to the Ethiopian GDP coming from Oromia zone.

    And further more there are another 25 million plus Amharas working in Amhara provinces and elsewhere in Ethiopia.

    Thanks for inadvertently telling us who is contributing the least to the Ethiopian gdp——- it is your own ፊንፊኔ ኬኛ ወለጋ ኬኛ ሃረርጌ ኬኛ ድሬዳውዋ ኬኛ: ኬንያ ኬኛ: ሱዳን ኬኛ ግብፅ ኬኛ ምስራቅ አፍሪካ ኬኛ: እስያ ኬኛ አውሮፓ ኬኛ አሜሪካ ኬኛ ጨረቃ ኬኛ ማርስ ኬኛ!!!!!

    አንተ ደንዝ አንቺደነዝ ካድሬ ይሄንን ደግሞ አንብብ / አንብቢ

    When we say the pm lies about easily disprovable claims, it is based on logic and math.

    Claim by 7ኛ ጨ ማለቴ ይቅርታ የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ ዶ/ር ፓስተር ኮሎኔል አብይ አህመድ Phd ያው ማለት 7ኛ ጨ!!!!!!

    25 ቢሊየን ችግኝ ተከልን በሬ ወለደ!!!!!

    Disproof

    Facts:
    1) 25 billion trees @ the higher estimate of 20% seedling survival = 5 billion trees
    2) 5 billion trees @ 160- 170 trees per acre ( these estimates are very favorable to the stupid claims of this incompetent buffoon)= 10,000,000 acres minimum= about the size of Switzerland or Denmark.
    3) South Korea had a very successful reforestation program that managed to plant about 11,000,000,000 trees in 50 years ( half a century). abiy is claiming to have planted more than double that in a span of 2 years or less.
    4) In Africa, the Kwimba project in Tanzania, considered a reforestation success story of the 1990s, managed to plant 6.9 million trees in 9 years across some 40 villages.
    5) Size of Amazon rain forest= 2.58 million square miles= about 2 x the size of India, and some 6 times the size of Ethiopia
    6) total number of trees in Amazon rainforest estimated at 390 billion

    • 1. I’m sorry, hire a tutor! Your poverty of reasoning capacity shows in the Wollo famine response/character assassination/smear campaign/bullying. You are insult to Ethiopia(ns).

      2. Had any of you had reasoning capacity, you could have air dropped 10¢ Shewa Bakery bread for starving Wolloyés. You made Ethiopia “The World’s Poster Child of Famine.”

      3. Abiy’s regime gives ≥2 free meals/day to ≥10 million kids [plus uniforms, backpacks, supplies, transport, etc]. That gives ≥20 million parents peace of mind all over Ethiopia.

      4. Adanech gives ≥2 free meals/day to ≥50K Addis residents. She also raised subsidized bread production from 300K/day to 5 million in 2 years: youtu.be/gxw2vXZGo94?t=15 [PS: ≥60% of Addis is Amara. Oromos are few (annexed farmers & public employees)]

  13. This old out of touch with reality guy, despite of his undeniable knowledge, has chosen to shape reality in his own dogma. Always making laughable connections to the Amara random and opportunistic killing to the state organized and industrial level of annihilation of the Jews, Roma people and gays. Are u aware dear doctor that Hitler killed 6.000.000 Jews and another million of Roma people. Is this really comparable with what is happening now in Ethiopia. I believe NO. There are many killigs, rapes and other horrors perpetuated by ALL sides. He is using the same tactic that the ancient Romans used 2000 years ago, which is divide AND rule, following the Juntas examples. They (Ahmara officials and the government) are quite happy with this situation, since they can emerge as your saviours, while at the same time preventing Ahmaras and Oromos from working together to overthrow this fake democracy leaning on dictatorship!
    My Ethiopian friends don’t forget that u finally finished the Juntas 30year rule, when u were united amd fought hand in hand the previous government. So instead of killing each other, you should learn how to talk and compromise. And mostly you should stop blaming others for all your misfortune. You have the responsibility to make your country strong. Outside powers are never gonna solve your problems.
    This comes from a guy who lived and worked for 5 years in Gondar in a small local NGO. I am also married with an ahmara woman and all my friends are ahmara. So i got nothing but love for the people. But sometimes your pride and your mistrust of farenji people turns foreign people that would want to help the ahmara struggle to enemies. Please, try to reach an understanding, because if the two most important groups of Ethiopia (ahmara n oromo) unite there is nothing that can stay in your way and u have the best chances of reclaiming your country.

  14. This old out of touch with reality guy, despite of his undeniable knowledge, has chosen to shape reality in his own dogma. Always making laughable connections to the Amara random and opportunistic killing to the state organized and industrial level of annihilation of the Jews, Roma people and gays. Are u aware dear doctor that Hitler killed 6.000.000 Jews and another million of Roma people. Is this really comparable with what is happening now in Ethiopia. I believe NO. There are many killigs, rapes and other horrors perpetuated by ALL sides. He is using the same tactic that the ancient Romans used 2000 years ago, which is divide AND rule, following the Juntas examples. They (Ahmara officials and the government) are quite happy with this situation, since they can emerge as your saviours, while at the same time preventing Ahmaras and Oromos from working together to overthrow this fake democracy leaning on dictatorship!
    My Ethiopian friends don’t forget that u finally finished the Juntas 30year rule, when u were united amd fought hand in hand the previous government. So instead of killing each other, you should learn how to talk and compromise. And mostly you should stop blaming others for all your misfortune. You have the responsibility to make your country strong. Outside powers are never gonna solve your problems.
    This comes from a guy who lived and worked for 5 years in Gondar in a small local NGO. I am also married with an ahmara woman and all my friends are ahmara. So i got nothing but love for the people. But sometimes your pride and your mistrust of farenji people turns foreign people that would want to help the ahmara struggle to enemies. Please, try to reach an understanding, because if the two most important groups of Ethiopia (ahmara n oromo) unite there is nothing that can stay in your way and u have the best chances of reclaiming your country.

  15. This old out of touch with reality guy, despite of his undeniable knowledge, has chosen to shape reality in his own dogma. Always making laughable connections to the Amara random and opportunistic killing to the state organized and industrial level of annihilation of the Jews, Roma people and gays. Are u aware dear doctor that Hitler killed 6.000.000 Jews and another million of Roma people. Is this really comparable with what is happening now in Ethiopia. I believe NO. There are many killigs, rapes and other horrors perpetuated by ALL sides. He is using the same tactic that the ancient Romans used 2000 years ago, which is divide AND rule, following the Juntas examples. They (Ahmara officials and the government) are quite happy with this situation, since they can emerge as your saviours, while at the same time preventing Ahmaras and Oromos from working together to overthrow this fake democracy leaning on dictatorship!
    My Ethiopian friends don’t forget that u finally finished the Juntas 30year rule, when u were united amd fought hand in hand the previous government. So instead of killing each other, you should learn how to talk and compromise. And mostly you should stop blaming others for all your misfortune. You have the responsibility to make your country strong. Outside powers are never gonna solve your problems.
    This comes from a guy who lived and worked for 5 years in Gondar in a small local NGO. I am also married with an ahmara woman and all my friends are ahmara. So i got nothing but love for the people. But sometimes your pride and your mistrust of farenji people turns foreign people that would want to help the ahmara struggle to enemies. Please, try to reach an understanding, because if the two most important groups of Ethiopia (ahmara n oromo) unite there is nothing that can stay in your way and u have the best chances of reclaiming your country.

  16. 1. I’m sorry, hire a tutor! Your poverty of reasoning capacity shows in the Wollo famine response/character assassination/smear campaign/bullying. You are insult to Ethiopia(ns).

    2. Had any of you had reasoning capacity, you could have air dropped 10¢ Shewa Bakery bread for starving Wolloyés. You made Ethiopia “The World’s Poster Child of Famine.”

    3. Abiy’s regime gives ≥2 free meals/day to ≥10 million kids [plus uniforms, backpacks, supplies, transport, etc]. That gives ≥20 million parents peace of mind all over Ethiopia.

    4. Adanech gives ≥2 free meals/day to ≥50K Addis residents. She also raised subsidized bread production from 300K/day to 5 million in 2 years: youtu.be/gxw2vXZGo94?t=15 [PS: ≥60% of Addis is Amara. Oromos are few (annexed farmers & public employees)]

    Thank you pp cadre and sycophant of the abut regime for publicly exposing yourself as UNABLE TO DEFEND ANY OF THE POSITIONS OF THE INCOMPETENT TYRANT. Plus the more you post, the more you are contradicting yourself.

    Example,

    Claim you posted:

    Abiy feeds > 10 million kids, 2x a day, helping 20 million parents.

    Fact: At least 20 million parents cannot even feed their kids 2 times a day, let alone 3 times a day. That’s is almost 20% of the Ethiopian population is well below the poverty line.

    Your claim about Adanech, the most laughable one goes:

    Adanech raised bread production in Addis from 300 k/ day to 2 million per day.

    Fact:
    The price of one piece of bread in Addis rose from 1.5 birr in 2018 before abiy to 6 birr now on abiy’s watch. THAT IS A 400% increase. Only in Ethiopia will a surplus of a basic item like bread by 6 fold per your claim, translates to a 400% price increase,

    Excuse after excuse for the failures of this useless tyrant!!!!!!

    Earlier you also claime Oromos are more than36% of Ethiopian population. THEY ARE NOT!!!!! AND CONTRIBUTE > 60 of GDP.THEY DO NOT!!!!!

    Now you say more than 60% of Addis population is Amhara ( to support Adanech’s embezzlement).

    I am going to expose you lies and fabrications further, using basic math and some well known facts right here:

    Addis Ababa alone contributes greater than 40% to the total gdp of Ethiopia. At 60% Amhara composition that translates at least to 24% of gdp from Amhara living in Addis Ababa alone!!!!!!!

    By your own account, another 15 million Amhara live in so called oromia zone and no oromo lives in Gonder and Gojam ( are you 100% sure there is not at least one oromo in Gonder or Gojam???? Not even one Tolossa in these areas????? How is that possible??? When all of oromia is flooded by Shenkute and Damtew?????)
    Back to your stats, 15 million Amhara live in oromia, that is roughly 1/2 of the population in Oromia. The gdp contributed by so called oromia zone is about 30% max, of which 1/2 or 15% is from the sweat and toil of the Amhara.

    That means from Addis and oromia region alone, the Amhara contribute nearly 40% to the total gdp!!!!!

    Do you want to pursue this line of reasoning any further??????

    I have told you to leave the Wollo famine alone. This extra ordinarily sensitive and mostly politicized incident that has been used as a springboard and political fodder by the derg militants and so called revolutionaries of that era can now be seen in comparison to the droughts of 1984-1985 during mengistu era and more recent droughts during tplf era and now oromumma reign of terror.

    Wollo famine of 1973, affected population 200,000

    Drought of 1984-1985, affected population 8,000,000

    2023 Abiy’s watch, affected population per UNFPA 20,000,000

    There is your story.

  17. Editors at Borkena:

    It is my wish that in the future this website and others can evolve into sites where non political discussions based on data and facts are shared. At the moment the digital cadres and sycophants of the regime are impediments to any substantive discussions and exchange of ideas. Even in simple entertainment sites the lurk in comments sections making irrelevant, toxic remarks. However unfortunate it is, their disinformation campaign should and will be annihilated by facts, data, and logic.

    Once our communities are well informed and armed with the knowledge and data, the vociferous shrill and cacophony of the cadres will be drowned out. All traditional and social media have their works cut out before them. It is a laborious journey but every year is inching closer to that peak. The government called mass media, even though, paid and supported by the public, are just trumpets of the abiy mafia gang. All reforms anticipated in the public mass media sector back in 2018, now have been sabotaged, usurped and corrupted by abiy and his gang. Nevertheless, the good thing is the public, drawing from its extensive experience for the derg and tplf eras has now also started completely ignoring the public media for any reliable information.

    ማሙሽዬ: ደግሞ ውሸት መናገር ማን አስተማረህ?????

    ማሙሽ: በተኮላተፈ አንደበት:- የቶፒያ ቴሌቢሽን!!!!

    • QUOTE: “It is my wish that in the future this website and others can evolve into sites where non political discussions based on data and facts are shared”. UNQUOTE

      Humble Comment, 22 Aug 2023

      Dear Editors at Borkena.
      ha) Achieving “non-political discussion” !!!??????

      hu) I wish you the utmost Good Luck on our Globe

      he) But, in my humble view, it has never happened in the past >>> nor will it happen in the future

      ha) Political matters, in its own angles, are the blood and soul of natural human beings.

      hie) In any case, Dear Editors, I wish you the very best for your efforts on the ANCIENT country — ETHIOPIA

      hii) Undoubtedly, It is an admirable, history loaded, ancient liberated BLACK AFRICAN country in the UNIVERSE. It can
      NEVER be denied.

      ho) Indeed, It can NEVER be denied IN THE UNIVERSE. THAT IS A HUMBLE BLACK AFRICAN COUNTRY. THE END

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