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He was interviewed by VOA. Our land is grabbed, the election was rigged, the administrators are dictators, there is no justice at all, the youth are unemployed, party affiliation is important to secure jobs and so on were the major questions raised in Oromia. Has Article 39 of the Ethiopian Constitution been encouraging the different nationalities in Ethiopia to agitate instead of settling peacefully as part of Ethiopia?

Berhanu was exiled and Weizero Birtukan was given a lesson regarding the wisdom of rising up again, Secretary Andualem Arage is still in Kaliti, and Professor Asrat was murdered. Our party has endured a lot during this time. For example, on Eritrea, he has come to asserting that Eritrea was part of Ethiopia, except that it was occupied by Italy during the colonial days.

Practically, government and party have no distinct separation of power in Ethiopia. Wolkait was bordered based on the federal arrangement enshrined in the constitution putting in to consideration language, culture and patterns of settlement.

When I was in the party, there was a strong belief in the evaluation process. One group, which included Gebru, Tewolde Wolde Mariam, Aregash, and Siye Abrahabelieved that the leadership was bent on serving foreign “imperialist” interests. So, the question is what they are calling the legacy of Meles Zenawi.

Especially, the so-called reform process in TPLF, which took place some 15 years ago, has left a lasting impact both on the nation and on me personally. There must be a group which carries the system forward.

Previously, it was the decision of Meles that goes down to the kebele level. Ethiopian opposition parties are setting themselves up for failure again. Flags were down but the public itself did it. Because this is the basic essence of the so-called dominant party system, the party controls the government, the army, the zsrat society and other key structures. One thing I have noticed after the passing away of Meles Zenawi is that the party did aasrat make any changes to its ideology and overall thinking.


Is it a legacy of authoritarianism and thus far we have not seen any strongman emerging from the party; it does not seem that it will happen anytime soon. Ethiopia and Egypt disagree again on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Sovereignty and Democracy in Ethiopia: A Reflection on Gebru Asrat’s Book

As we know, after all that fanfare about the survey and the political determination to uproot issues of good governance, rent-seeking mentality and corruption, the agenda was not able to move an inch in the past one year. So, now, the political centre of gravity is dispersed.

That would require leadership ability and the ability to protect ones interest for future generations to come. I have no doubt Ato Gebru is aware of his attempt to revise history that happened yesterday in our presence is not a winning idea nor would it convince anyone of us of the validity of his prejudiced memory.

The question I have for Gebru is then, why was Article 39 of the Ethiopian Constitution copied from somewhere else and pasted in to be a part of the Ethiopian Constitution when he was in power?

In this regard, closing all ways of peaceful protests will result in mutiny, chaos and radicalization. Some of hebru had a genuine trust in the process of evaluation and I know of many party comrades who fell prey to this process.

The honorable Gebru Asrat and his politics

The same is true in Amhara as well. Do you think this evaluation would bear fruit? Today in I am not playing the game whether Assab is ours or belongs to the Eritreans but any Ethiopian leader worth his salt should have weighed the ramifications of such a decision.

Some ethnic-based clashes and targeting a certain ethnic group were evident which in my view should be criticized. So, we keep close contacts both on the account of our party work and personal level. Though I agree with Gebru and as I have written widely on the subject, the present form of federal government in Ethiopia was designed in to accommodate different ethnic-based groups.

Implications of High Level Defections from the Previously, the Amhara gebry did not raise the issue of ethnicity; gebrru, now some sections of the Amharas are also raising this question. Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January BLP articles lacking sources from April All BLP articles lacking sources Use dmy dates from July Year of birth missing living people.


Xsrat really doubt the Honorable gentleman would have such luck. The party ideology from the start is a centralist and controlling ideology. Views Read Edit View history. We prefer the South African model but with an eye to making it work in our country.

All they want is to have a federal government that encourages and promotes self-rule, a self-rule that would help them to participate in the nomination and election of their own representatives. So as Gebru has suggested, the practice of a sound democratic system in Ethiopia needs to be based on transparency, power sharing, and an allowance for effective checks and balances. In this regard the government and some commentators argued that there are some external factors such as the Governments of Eritrea and the others behind the protest in Oromia and Amahra regions.

Gebru Asrat

Here we have to look at the cause of this issue carefully the cause was not about resource or land grabbing. So, it is a platform for the public to express its grievances. He failed by forming Medrek with the help of a few spineless individuals and disrupt Andenet. Ethiopia detains 36 spy officers over corruption, rights abuses. He holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in economics.

Mass grave with bodies unearthed in eastern Ethiopia. I see that from what they have been doing and saying. Is that a sound argument? As a citizen of this fair country of ours, I have experienced a lot of ups and downs during this period. As the ratio of TPF-TPLF fighters was one to three or four, it was believed this tactic was the most efficient and likely to cause the least or no bloodshed.

As much as there are some unnecessary questions advanced by the demonstrators, most of the questions are basic and fair. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. We are told by foreign war specialists over eighty thousand Ethiopians and twenty thousand Eritreans lost their life.