The T-TPLF Spook Who Sat by the Jailhouse Door in Ethiopia (Part I)

Author’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part translation of an Amharic interview[1] with a former, now-exiled anonymous T-TPLF  “mole” (deep- cover intelligence operative) who was trained to infiltrate  prisons in Ethiopia to snitch on political prisoners, persuade them to falsely admit criminal wrongdoing and recruit younger prisoners to give false testimony in court

About Time for the T-TPLF to Get in Their Spaceships and Scoot Out of Ethiopia?

Houston, we ain’t got NO problem! I dreamt the nightmare was finally over. It could have been a vision. I am not sure. There stood I watching the launch pad excitedly, anxiously, happily. I can hear the robotic voice at Mission Control starting the countdown sequence. T-May 29, 1991 (the day the T-TPLF [“Thugtatorship of

Apartheid State of Emergency in Ethiopia 2.0

On October 9, 2016, the puppet prime minister (PPM) of the Thugtatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (T-TPLF) Hailemariam announced a “state of emergency” (SoE) in a 20-minute televised statement. The PPM argued “anti-peace elements”, allied with foreign forces, had incited strife and undermined the peace and stability in the country. He claimed “anti-peace

The Torture Chronicles of Ethiopian Patriot Habtamu Ayalew (in His Own Words)

Author’s Note: Following is my translation of the Amharic interview given by Habtamu Ayalew to the Voice of America (VOA), Amharic Program on March 15, 2017 and broadcast on the same day and on March 18 on “Democracy in Action” program. Translation of speech or text often presents some technical problems. Some of them are

“Ethiopian Prime Minister will not receive an honorary doctorate at the Finnish university”

Reported in the Swedish Yle’s Finnish-Swedish broadcasting media. Original report link: Google translation of Swedish-Finnish report below: Ethiopian Prime Minister will not be an honorary doctorate at the Finnish university  PUBLISHED FÖR UNGEFÄR 10 TIMMAR SEDAN. UPDATEDFÖR UNGEFÄR 9 TIMMAR SEDAN Premiärminsiter Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn Picture: EPA / MATT LISELOTT  LINDSTRÖM HELSINKI Tampere University was about to appoint Ethiopia’s

The Lords of Living Lies in Ethiopia

Author’s Note: In this commentary, I take a careful look at the “very sophisticated report from the Embassy [of Ethiopia]” submitted for the record at the “Democracy Under Threat in Ethiopia” hearing of the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2017. The “embassy” report

Habtamu Ayalew’s Shocking Revelations on Torture in Ethiopia- VOA Interview (Amharic)- Part 1 (3/22/17)

“The former spokesman for the opposition Andenet (Unity) party was arrested on July 8, 2014 and charged with terrorism for allegedly collaborating with the opposition Ginbot 7, which the Ethiopian government has designated a terrorist group. He was detained at the notorious Maekelawi and Qilinto Prisons, where he was subjected to torture and other ill

No Honor at Tampere University for a Dictator in Ethiopia

Author’s Note: In my March 19, 2017 commentary,  I indicated that I will be contacting the President and Board Chairman of the Tampere University of Technology to withdraw or rescind the offer of an honorary doctoral degree to Hailemariam Desalegn, the putative leader of the T-TPLF regime in Ethiopia. Below is a copy of the

Trashin’ Addis Ababa (New Flower)

Author’s Note: The purported prime minster of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, is a sanitary engineer with a master’s degree from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland. The sanitary engineering profession is concerned with the removal and disposal of human waste and finding ways of supplying safe potable water. Last week, under Desalegn’s personal watch nearly 200

My Full Interview on Voice of America Amharic Program on 03 08 2017

My interview on Voice of America Amharic Program on March 8, 2017. (Part I and II.)