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Ethiopia’s “New Prince” is Orommuma in Disguise

Aklog Birara

The only way out of Ethiopia’s quagmire is systemic change. When I read Abiy’s political treatise contained in “እርካብና መንበር” (loosely translated as “Stirrup and Royal Seat”, I understand the magnitude of the problem Ethiopia and its 120 million people face. For Abiy, “the end justifies the means.”

As a student of Machiavelli, Abiy has committed himself and his party to the maintenance and exercise of political, financial and economic power by all means necessary:

i) wage war and kill as many innocent lives as needed;

ii) arrest and incarcerate tens of thousands;

iiI) capture or destroy the assets of as many enemies as possible;

iv) divert financial  and budgetary resources and build monumental palaces that distinguish the desires and legacy of “new Prince”; and 

v) create diversions and confuse the public and the international community ad infinitum. 

I recall Abiy had said his regime is prepared to see “more deaths than had occurred during the Socialist regime’s Red and White terror.” His intoxication with power is beyond belief. 

The costs of this intoxication are incomparable. For example, 

a) The cost of reconstruction and restoration of the war torn regions—Afar, Amhara and Tigray is $28 billion, money Ethiopia does not have or money it cannot borrow.

b) Five million four hundred thousand Tigrean Ethiopians are in need of humanitarian aid.

c) Twenty eight million (28) Ethiopians go hungry each day.

d) Ethiopia is home to 5.1 million IDPs, the largest in Africa.

e) In the Amhara region alone, one million people suffer from drought induced starvation. 

f) Most Ethiopians suffer from hyperinflation that amounts to 40 percent a year. 

g) Far from prosperity as promised and claimed by Abiy Ahmed’s regime, poverty is deepening and widespread. 

h) More troubling is that persons and entities that are accused of war crimes. crimes against humanity, crimes of genocide, crimes of ethnic cleansing and economic crimes remain free. This sense of impunity emboldens the Abiy regime to do more harm. 

Abiy had the audacity to declare that “there is no force on earth to stop his regime from destroying Ethiopia itself if Abiy chooses to do so.”  This suggests Abiy is a tyrant. He makes a virtue of lying unabashedly. He makes it a virtue to change the country’s agenda constantly. The latest gimmick being his claim to the Red Sea; while Ethiopian soil is reddened with the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. The real agenda is human security that Abiy’s regime ignores deliberately andi intentionally. 

“Abiy’s strategy of “The end justifies the means” portends more trouble. it amounts to a declaration of permanent war of genocide against ethnic minorities including Garage, Gamo, Wolayta, Somali, Tigreans, Oromo who believe in humanity and Ethiopiawinennet. Amhara have been singled out for death and destruction for more than half a century. the worst being over the past 5 years. Abiy’s regime seems poised to hit Amhara harder than ever before. 

Last but not least, Abiy is the only person in the world who received the Nobel Prize for Peace and who is widely accused of committiting war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of genocide, crimes of ethnic ccleansing and economic crimes and still governs with impunity.

The below video provides a clear depiction of Abiy Ahmed Ali and his Machivelilian model.of governance.  

Video : embedded from Ethio Chronicle youtube channel
Cover photo : screenshot from the video

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  1. It’s important to consider multiple perspectives and rely on credible sources when discussing complex political situations. The article you provided offers a critical view of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s leadership in Ethiopia. However, there are differing opinions and interpretations of the situation. In this response, I’d like to provide a more balanced perspective on some of the claims made in the article:
    1. Allegations of Machiavellian Tactics: The article accuses Abiy Ahmed of adopting a Machiavellian approach to politics, prioritizing power at all costs. Critics may argue that political leaders often make tough decisions, and it’s important to assess the validity of such claims through credible investigations.
    2. Humanitarian Costs: It’s undeniable that Ethiopia is facing significant humanitarian challenges, including the cost of reconstruction, humanitarian aid needs, food insecurity, and a large number of internally displaced people. These issues need urgent attention, and it’s essential for the government to address them effectively.
    3. Economic Challenges: The economic challenges in Ethiopia, including inflation and poverty, are pressing concerns. Leaders should work to improve economic conditions to benefit the population.
    4. Impunity and War Crimes Allegations: Allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other offenses must be thoroughly investigated and addressed through the rule of law. It’s crucial to ensure that justice prevails.
    5. Nobel Peace Prize Controversy: Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the peace process with Eritrea. The controversy surrounding this award and allegations of other offenses is a complex issue. However, the Nobel Committee’s decision was based on his efforts to establish peace in the region.
    Ethiopia’s situation is multifaceted and deeply polarized, with various ethnic, political, and regional dynamics at play. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of the situation, it’s advisable to consult multiple sources and consider diverse perspectives. Additionally, international organizations and diplomatic efforts may play a crucial role in addressing the challenges Ethiopia faces and in promoting peace and stability in the region.


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