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Another Attempt by PM Abiy Ahmed Ali to Deceive the International Community

Abiy Ahmed _ Ethiopia _ Deception

By Zemenu Tenagne (የደምበጫው)

Before he became the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed wrote a book called  “Erkab ena Menber.” In this book, he uses a metaphor: “Take the oxen into the grass without showing the cliff.” This means tricking people to get what he wants. 

At first, the international community thought Ethiopia had a chance to become a democracy with Abiy Ahmed as a leader. His speeches and meetings with the Ethiopian community around the world supported this belief. But this belief did not last long.

Soon after he took office, Abiy Ahmed’s government began evicting and killing Amhara people who had lived in the Oromia region for forty years. His two-year bloody war with the TPLF also shows his violent ways. Reports from international organizations say that his regime, with help from the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), killed more than 200 Amhara people in one week. This information is available from many international media outlets.

Abiy Ahmed often says, “We work for one Ethiopia,” but his actions show something different. His main goal seems to be keeping his power by lying about Ethiopia. For example, in May 2024, he gave a speech in Oromigna in Neqemete, Oromia region, saying, “Oromo people were denied ownership of the country. Now the Oromo is liberated with sacrifices made.” This kind of talk has caused more tension between the Amhara and Oromo people. The current president of Oromia, Shimeles Abdissa, made a similar speech in Addis Ababa, saying, “We broke the Nefetegna in the place where they broke us last time.” (Nefetegna is a negative term used against the Amhara people.)

The Amhara people have always been loyal to Ethiopia and have made many sacrifices for its unity. They do not support the current federal system, which has been in place for 30 years and many believe is bad for Ethiopia’s unity.

Abiy Ahmed initially gained support by talking about “Ethiopia,” which was important after the TPLF’s 27-year rule. But Ethiopians quickly saw through his lies. Despite his efforts, the Ethiopian people, who have lived together for three thousand years, began to reject his divisive messages. Many now say, “It’s Oromo’s time,” showing the ethnic tensions his leadership has created.

The two-year war with the TPLF has not ended peacefully. According to the Pretoria Agreement, TPLF was supposed to disarm, but this has not happened. Now, both Abiy’s government and TPLF are fighting against the Fano (a term referring to the Amhara people who fight during bad situations) military groups in the Amhara region.

Abiy’s forces have been accused of killing, displacing, and committing genocide against the Amhara people in Oromia, Addis Ababa, and now the Amhara region. His army uses drones, tanks, jets, and other modern weapons from Arab countries, China, and Russia against the Amhara people. 

A report from Voice of America (VOA) in May 2024 said that 2.5 million students in the Amhara region have not gone to school in the last ten months. In the East Gojjam zone, out of 996 schools, only 32 are partially open because of the ongoing war.

The Amhara people are now united against a system that allows genocide and leads the country toward civil war. Despite this, Abiy Ahmed continues to deceive the international community.

Everyone who cares about peace and human rights should work to make sure Abiy Ahmed’s regime is peacefully removed from power and a transitional government is established in Ethiopia.

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


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Response to Zemenu Tenagne’s Article

    By Sujaja

    Zemenu Tenagne’s article clearly reflects a biased and hateful perspective against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, largely because he has disrupted the centuries-old monopoly and false narratives perpetuated by those who claim to be the sole protectors and lovers of Ethiopia. Here, I aim to provide a more balanced view of his tenure, highlighting both his achievements and addressing the criticisms.

    **Breaking Historical Monopolies**

    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s leadership has shattered the long-standing monopolies that have dominated Ethiopian politics and society for thousands of years. His efforts to democratize and decentralize power have been met with resistance from those who benefited from the status quo. This resistance is often cloaked in accusations and false narratives aimed at discrediting his administration.

    **Economic and Demographic Transformation**

    Under Abiy Ahmed’s leadership, Ethiopia has experienced significant economic and demographic changes. His policies have driven infrastructural development, attracted foreign investment, and improved critical sectors such as energy, telecommunications, and transportation. These changes have opened new opportunities for millions of Ethiopians and have been instrumental in the country’s progress.

    **Promoting Inclusivity and Equality**

    Contrary to the claims of division, Abiy Ahmed’s government has focused on promoting inclusivity and equality among Ethiopia’s diverse ethnic groups. Historically marginalized communities now have a voice and representation, ensuring that all Ethiopians, regardless of their ethnic background, can participate equally in the nation’s development. His emphasis on equality in language, culture, and religion has fostered a sense of unity and mutual respect among Ethiopia’s diverse population.

    **Addressing Historical Inequalities**

    Abiy Ahmed’s recognition of the historical grievances of various ethnic groups, such as the Oromo, has been misconstrued by those who wish to maintain their dominance. These acknowledgments and subsequent actions are steps towards genuine equality and justice, challenging the deep-rooted power structures that have historically oppressed these communities.

    **Handling Conflict and Maintaining National Unity**

    While accusations of violence and genocide are serious and require thorough investigation, it is essential to understand the context of these conflicts. The Ethiopian government, like any other, has a responsibility to maintain national unity and security. The conflicts with the TPLF and other groups are complex, involving historical tensions and geopolitical factors. Abiy Ahmed’s actions should be seen within this broader context of maintaining national stability and integrity.

    **International Support and Visionary Leadership**

    Despite the criticisms, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues to enjoy significant support from the international community due to the tangible results of his policies. His visionary leadership has positioned Ethiopia as a rising power in the region. His efforts towards peace, both domestically and internationally, have been widely recognized and praised.

    **Conclusion**

    It is crucial to recognize that this article stems from a place of hatred and resistance to change. Abiy Ahmed’s leadership has disrupted the long-standing monopolies and false narratives that have hijacked Ethiopia for centuries. While it is essential to hold leaders accountable and address genuine concerns, it is equally important to acknowledge and support the positive strides being made. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s vision for an inclusive, equitable, and prosperous Ethiopia deserves recognition and support. As the saying goes, “while the dog barks, the caravan keeps moving,” illustrating that progress continues despite the noise of detractors.

    • Sujaja, I wish what you wrote is correct. What is happening is the total opposite. Abiy talks one way and does things in opposition of what he says. I don’t think you critically examined the situation or you are trying to support Abiy blindly.

    • Mr. Sujaja, a sycophant-yes-man, is attempting to impress his genocidal master with his fancy letter, which appears to be a manifesto broadcast on ETV from the PM’s office. Sujaja is advocating for a genocidal leader but cannot afford to speak up in defense of massacred children, women, and all other victims of Abiy Ahmed and his gang members.

  2. Sujaja እንግሊዝኛ መጻፍ የሚችል ደንቆሮ ነው። በኢትዮጵያ ሰው መብላት ተስኖት በረሃብ እየተቆላ ነው።

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