Opinion: Abiy is living on borrowed time…

There is just a certain amount of pressure, a certain amount of injustice, impunity and devastation the public can get accustomed too. The Prosperity Party and their allies can arrest, detain and fill the courts with bogus charges on all dissident, on all opposition. However, that doesn’t make it all true.

It is done so the man can hold a sham election. Where all his opponents are lingering behind bars. Where they cannot stand, as they are treacherous human beings. They are the filth of the earth. The scum and the ones who bring harm. While, in the end. The ones who is ordering the soldiers, the armed law-enforcement isn’t the ones behind bars, but the man in office.

The Prince, the unsolicited king, the emperor without any clothes. Because, the man is naked. His vicious attempt of control. Seize all parts of the state. Make money transactions illegal, create an own counterfeit market within the Nation. That is what he does.

While labelling the leaders of the opposition as terrorists. Saying their acts are devious and insincere. They are in cahoots to topple his reign. To be fair, the only one brining it down is his own self. Because, the power, the arms and the ones in-charge are letting him go off the handles.

Using violence in Oromia, Ogaden and elsewhere. Ensuring the fear, the intimidation and the use of extra judicial killings. Arbitrary arrests and state sanctioned violence against his own. Since, this leadership doesn’t have the respect of the public, but only have the guns.

This Prime Minister was supposed to come in peace, but he come with guns. Abiy wants so badly to be great. He wants his image to be glorious, alas his deprecated actions will linger forever. That he uses the same means of the forefathers. The same means of state violence and law enforcement to silence dissidents. Throwing them in cages, in dungeons and letting them rot. That is what does.

Uses the offices, the riches and the wealth of his throne to live lavish. Have parties and significant development projects, but the people are not feeling it. The policies are skin-deep and only one con after the other. The man only wants praise and glory, but don’t want to put the work-in.

Abiy wants so badly to be noble, wants so hard to be respected and honoured. Alas, his just a thief. Stealing the time, the lives and the opportunities of others. Coming with a message of hope, but only delivering harm. Speaking of glory, but coming with defeat. Singing a tune of salvation, but only brining death. That is what this man does for a living.

Prime Minister Abiy is living on borrowed time. The time he cannot find funds to pay his soldiers. The moment law enforcement is left behind. The moment the state doesn’t see value in him and the protests escalates into a manner. Where the arms, the soldiers and the state cannot hold. Then he will have lost it. The moment his backers, the foreign policy makers see his ills, see the brutality and the murderous regime. Then they might drop him too. So, that he will walk alone.

He got the praise to early, he looked to promising, but it was all a lie. He lived on a lie. Now the whole Nation has to suffer. The Prime Minister is acting like a brutal king. The unjust king and the man of the hammer. The man who will punish the ones who stands in his way. Even if it is all bogus, all fake and not true. Still, he will do so and ensure that the ones who are against him. Will suffer! Peace.

Ethiopia: Abiy holding an election now… [that will be a charade]

The Prosperity Party and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali must think people dumb, stupid or dumb. They must think the majority of the people are fools. People who cannot think or grasp their game. As the Minister of Health proclaimed today, that the state can hold elections, as long as they abide the guideline and principals for health and COVID-19/Coronavirus. Alas, we knew all of that already. Lia Tadessa and the PM just running their ploy on us.

This is happening on the 18th September, just mere days and close to two weeks since the Regional Government of Tigray held a local and peaceful election on the 9th September 2020. That is why today is really not it.

The Prime Minister, his Council of Ministers and House of Federation must really think the public is ignorant and lack understanding about their political craft. These people in power think they can run a scheme like this. Now, that they have just a minute ago dismissed the Tigray. Saying it wasn’t conducted in the right spirit and they claimed it was unconstitutional. While the postponement of the August elections was unconstitutional. They had baseless accusations against the Tigray and didn’t have the ability to counter.

That is why the Prime Minister and his team had to swiftly change. The Tigray Election in September 2020 humiliated him. He wants to be the all powerful and in control. That’s why having an election now is in bad spirit too. As his main competitors are behind bars. The opposition are all detained and being political prisoners. There are violence, oppression and harsh brutalities. People are dying, civilians arrested and people gone missing too.

The Prosperity Party isn’t interested in a democratic, free and fair election. Because, if they held that. There would be regional parties on ethnic lines that would win and not the Prosperity Party. The party of the PM would loose in major regions, as they are used to seeing the forces of the federal government coming with guns and ammo. They are not coming with development, work or opportunities. That the Federal Government hopes the foreign donors and NGOs will cover for them.

This here is just shady. If they think this is smart. It is not. They used the COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as an excuse, but was undermined by the Tigray. Where they held an election and that one backfired. When they defied the HoF and the Prime Minister. They proven that it is possible and are able to hold elections during the pandemic. It was just a smokescreen for the PM. Who was a afraid that people doesn’t really love him or fear him enough.

Since, he has gone on rampage in Oromia, he has gone after the other dissidents too. In Ogaden the crisis has continued. There are sparks of violence, state sponsored violence towards citizens on the regular. While activists, opposition leaders and others are detained. They are most likely behind bars when the elections are happening. The parties and allies within the opposition will maybe barred from being on the ballot.

Prime Minister Abiy have used the tyranny card. He has used his power and ability to consolidate power, suspend elections, send his enemies to either the gallows or behind bars. While awaiting a silent moment to unleash his pre-rigged elections. Because, if all his enemies and opponents are behind bars. His own hand-picked leaders can be ushered in and he can have slim-pickings and “Yes-Men” in office.

The Prosperity Party and Prime Minister takes the people for fools, but they should know better. The PM and his party trying rig a charade… where they have the upper-hand before the polls starts and prepared the victory long ahead. That is why its happening now…. It is deliberate and it is for a reason.

I doubt the Prime Minister will release his opponents and run against them. He rather have them behind bars until its over. So, that the can bash in glory and be crowned king. Since, he wasn’t voted by the public, but hand-picked himself. Now, he will ensure his “voted on” by the means, which is all under his control. Peace.

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Ethiopia: Will Abiy use this State of Emergency to crack-down on others?

I tend to support ‘State of Emergency’ measures put forward by a state or a government, when it will be done to battle insurgency or against epidemic. I understand them both. The Prosperity Party and Prime Minister Ali Ahmed Abiy is issuing his first one. It is not new with “State of Emergency” in Ethiopia. Therefore, I am sceptical and hesitant.

Even if this State of Emergency is issued for 5 months. The plan is to be delegated and controlled by the Council of Ministers, instead of the Command Post. Because of the history of Command Post. Just like people doesn’t trust the Liyu Police in the Ogaden Region. It is reasons for that, the violence, the crack-down and misuse of power towards the citizens. The same is the worry of the soldiers stationed in Amhara beating on supports of FANO. Just like the soldiers going against the querro in Oromia and so fourth. This sort of State of Emergency usually tends to be like that.

Even if this State of Emergency is placed because of the COVID-19 or Coronavirus. I have a feeling it will be used to get people more submissive to the Prosperity Party and the leadership of Addis Ababa. Expect Gondar, Jigjiba, Dire Dawa and Bahir Dar to be hit in these times. I wouldn’t be shocked to see leaked viral clips of assaulting soldiers to innocent civilians. Even reports of arrests and burning houses. Because, that is how these things to spiral out.

I’m awaiting blocked phone-lines, expect social media black-out and internet blockage, which the state has used rampantly in the Oromia region. Therefore, now that they have a legal basis. Have orders from the Central Government, the PP can act like the EPRDF did in the past and can shield information will suppressing the voices of the various regions. While using the COVID-19 as a excuse to do it. It is the perfect storm. The way of preparing the violence before the postponed elections and ensure supremacy. Without having to battle the alliances elsewhere.

The social distancing, the washing hands and the closure of state has happen elsewhere. The world is under a near global lockdown and states has issued similar means. However, the PP and its predecessor EPRDF has misused this in the past and that is not in ancient times. But it was done in the last decade and lots of systemic violence to stop the eruption of protest against the regime. Therefore, with the knowledge of that. I am worried. That is done to dismantle the voices against the government and not stop the spread of the virus itself.

The pictures of soldiers walking in the streets of Amhara, the voices of concern from Ogaden and the arrests of OLF leaders in Oromia. Shows the reasons for fear and worry. If your not, your ignorant to the way the leadership in Addis Ababa has controlled the Republic.

I hope I am wrong, because this COVID-19 is no joke. It is dangerous and contagious. It spreads so quickly and kills. While we have no direct cure or have vaccine for it. Therefore, there is a need to drastic measures to await the possible cure. However, the state who uses lockdown measures has to do it transparently and do it in the open. So the public can trust and live with it in hope, that the government act for their best interests.

Well, in this regard, I am worrying. I hope I am wrong. Because, that would have been nice. However, history teaches us things and the way people operate. Leadership can do reforms, but the reoccurent theme is that only goes skin-deep and is in rhetoric. Not in actual change of protocol nor actions. This is why I fear things. The TPLF is maybe out of the PP. However, the PP is still more of the same and they might strike with vengeance. Now that they have the opportunity. Peace.

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Ethiopia: ONLF Press Release (23.01.2019)

The Somali people in the Somali regional state(Ogaden) have a legal right to manage their political affairs and full self-rule upheld both by the Ethiopian constitution and international law. The most fundamental tenet of these entitlements is the right to choose their own leaders. Furthermore, Premier Abiy has promised to all peoples in Ethiopia to respect their democratic rights and open the political space.

ONLF calls for both the ruling party and the federal government to respect the wishes and dignity of the Somali people and desist from any acts that could jeopardise the stability and the wellbeing of the Somali regional state and the people.

Any political differences shall be resolved in a transparent manners where all stakeholders are consulted.

ONLF is committed to peace and democratic governance in the Somali state and Ethiopia in general and calls upon all stakeholders to adhere to the same principles.

Finally, ONLF calls upon the ruling party in the Somali state to resolve any difference internally in an amicable and transparent manner.

ONLF

23/01/2019

A Silent War: Persistent fatalities in the Ogaden Region

People are steady praising the reforms of Addis Ababa without recognizing that the state and the authorities are still violently oppressing people. The Oromo isn’t in the same regards as before, because of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Defence Force (EPRDF) have now Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, who is a Oromo himself. That is why the besieged regions of the past isn’t as much. Even as the Amhara and Ogaden, still has it coming.

The Prime Minister have made peace with Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia. Where the troops close to the border with Eritrea is promised to cease to exist or to be redeployed. The Ethiopian troops is steady and active within the Federal Republic of Somalia. Still, the narrative, that everything has turned funky dory in Ethiopia. Isn’t all true.

That the ones who asked for better pay and went to the Prime Minister office in Addis Ababa, the young soldiers doing so is charged with 14 years in prison. That is a proof, that the state still expect respect first and later will retaliate.

The EPRDF is also trying to make peace with opposition groups, that is to show signs of betterment, but still, there should be doubts. Since there are still violent activity and killings going on. There is steady ambushes and killings in the Ogaden Region. It has been going on all of the month of December and November. Not, that it has hit the headlines, because the agreements made with Ginabot 7 (G7), Oromo Liberation Front, (OLF), Afar People’s Liberation Front (APLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM).

All of those agreements and movements are good news. But, likewise the sad news is that in Moyale on the 15th December, there was report of 25 Somalian killed in the town. This as Oromo militias are targeting the Somali citizens of the region and does it systematically. That should be worrying, but not like the Police either. Why I am saying it is systematic, is that on the 13th December, the same militia assaulted 60 people in the same town and killed another 17 Somali citizens there. That means around 40 people died within a week. If that isn’t striking, nothing is, but because the reforms and positive vibes comes from the capital. That overshadow the dire distress and hurt done in the Ogaden region. Which shouldn’t be forgotten in the scheme of things. Just like the distress and hurt under the State of Emergency in Oromia and Amhara of recent years. All of this should be messaged about.

Because this is lives in general, that is taken out by one group going against another. This is the group (Oromo) who was oppressed strongly during the EPRDF era. Now they are generating a para-military militia avenging their own oppression with killings in the Ogaden. This is the Oromo people attacking and killing Somali civilians. That should be told and not forgotten, as the authorities are not stopping them. The continuation of the killings should be remembered and the lost ones. Shall, not be revenged, but get justice for. So, that the ones who are in-charge and the ones who pushes this to happen. Get their punishment through court of justice.

The lives taken in Ogaden must be remembered. These lives has value and their lives deserves credit. As they were lives taken for another groups will to annex and control it.

The EPRDF if it was a reforming force, who cared about the lives in the Republic. They would have reacted and not let the continued violence happen, but they do. It continues and the Police Force, the army doesn’t stop it. Even when it persist, they are looking the other way. That is the sad reality. What is even worse. Is that the amounts of killings doesn’t make headlines or bothers any of the allies of Addis Ababa. As the villages, the border-town and other places are burning, the people are dying and the Oromo para-military groups are allowed to their part in the Ogaden region. Peace.

Ethiopia congratulates the people and the Government of the State of Eritrea on the lifting of the sanctions (14.11.2018)

Joint Declaration between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (21.10.2018)

Joint Press Statement following the visit by the Foreign Ministers of Eritrea and Ethiopia to Mogadishu Somalia, October 2018 (17.10.2018)