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Ethiopia is fighting the people, not a rebel group: Berhanu Nega on State of Emergency


In Ethiopia the government has declared a six-month state of emergency after protests around the capital, Addis Ababa, and around the country resulted in extrajudicial killings of at least 500 people, according to protesters. RFI’s Laura Angela Bagnetto spoke to Berhanu Nega, the head of Patriotic Ginbot 7, a new group formed by the merger of Patriotic Front and Ginbot 7. Speaking from Eritrea, he says that the draconian Ethiopian government-imposed State of Emergency won’t work:

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  1. Guys!!Berhanu!!! You are talking too much!!! We know you that you are from Guragie tribe. Your tribe is from the minorities. You are trying to manuplate others. You have a hidden file which would be exposed soon. The country is not as you are saying currently. Any country who has a problem coud declare a state of emergency and could lift it up. Youngsters are lumpens; they don’t have jobs or else; so they don’t care for the community. As soon as they damage their own things they soon regret. Youths must be handled carefully!! Now the situation is undercontrol!! I am amazing how you are talking Berhanu as if he knows and criticizes the govrnment. In my opinion, Berhanu is a person who supports the Eritrean govrnment. Ertrea ia among the Ethiopia neighbours which is separated twenty-five years ago. Everybody knows that curretly how Earitereans are suffering by curretn regime. Instead of advocatng to them Behanu is bluffing against.

  2. Guys!!Berhanu!!! You are talking too much!!! We know you that you are from Guragie tribe. Your tribe is from the minorities. You are trying to manuplate others. You have a hidden file which would be exposed soon. The country is not as you are saying currently. Any country who has a problem coud declare a state of emergency and could lift it up. Youngsters are lumpens; they don’t have jobs or else; so they don’t care for the community. As soon as they damage their own things they soon regret. Youths must be handled carefully!! Now the situation is undercontrol!! I am amazing how you are talking Berhanu as if he knows and criticizes the govrnment. In my opinion, Berhanu is a person who supports the Eritrean govrnment. Ertrea ia among the Ethiopia neighbours which is separated twenty-five years ago. Everybody knows that curretly how Earitereans are suffering by curretn regime. Instead of advocatng to them Behanu is bluffing against.

  3. I just read on this very website the news about the Eritrean Pilots who defected to Ethiopia with their aircraft. This is a regime where this professor and others like him are cajoling with. This professor is sick of something of himself. I even remember seeing a photo of him, the late PM and Isaias together having a funny moment after the EPRDF hordes marched into the capital. Nega was dipping his hands in the same dutchy with Meles and Isaias. That went on for more than a decade. Honestly I don’t really understand what the fuss is with this professor for him to turn such a ‘deadly’ rival to the Sebhat in all. May be that guilty conscience is running very deep in him. He did not say a word when students and peaceful demonstrators gunned down in the streets of Addis in the 1990’s now he encouraging gullible citizens to run to the bushes telling them ‘I am here, I am here!!’ at a safe distance. He is enjoying his cappuccino at empty cafes in ‘Piccolo Roma’ when our Amhara brothers and sisters are being made targets of shooting practice. He tries very hard to sound that he has a formidable fighting army under his command where the reality is he may have a ten of two mourners just for the occasion. I have never seen such a braggadocio. Now my relatives back in the old country are telling me that thousands are being rounded up in Oromia by their own people who are committed to the current form of a union. Remember some of the commanders are former OLF soldiers. You can hear a pin drop in many places now. They know first hand who is the braggart just citing and singing the old traditional gerersaa all day long. And when such braggadocio gets to their heads Ibsa and Nega pass death sentences on innocent civil servants. They both seek audience with El-Sisy. Folks we need an expert reader of a sick mind.

  4. I just read on this very website the news about the Eritrean Pilots who defected to Ethiopia with their aircraft. This is a regime where this professor and others like him are cajoling with. This professor is sick of something of himself. I even remember seeing a photo of him, the late PM and Isaias together having a funny moment after the EPRDF hordes marched into the capital. Nega was dipping his hands in the same dutchy with Meles and Isaias. That went on for more than a decade. Honestly I don’t really understand what the fuss is with this professor for him to turn such a ‘deadly’ rival to the Sebhat in all. May be that guilty conscience is running very deep in him. He did not say a word when students and peaceful demonstrators gunned down in the streets of Addis in the 1990’s now he encouraging gullible citizens to run to the bushes telling them ‘I am here, I am here!!’ at a safe distance. He is enjoying his cappuccino at empty cafes in ‘Piccolo Roma’ when our Amhara brothers and sisters are being made targets of shooting practice. He tries very hard to sound that he has a formidable fighting army under his command where the reality is he may have a ten of two mourners just for the occasion. I have never seen such a braggadocio. Now my relatives back in the old country are telling me that thousands are being rounded up in Oromia by their own people who are committed to the current form of a union. Remember some of the commanders are former OLF soldiers. You can hear a pin drop in many places now. They know first hand who is the braggart just citing and singing the old traditional gerersaa all day long. And when such braggadocio gets to their heads Ibsa and Nega pass death sentences on innocent civil servants. They both seek audience with El-Sisy. Folks we need an expert reader of a sick mind.

  5. From GETACHEW REDA

    what kind of title is it? Ethiopia or TPLF fighting the people? The nihilist are always against Ethiopia.Which rebel group is the Asmara boy talking about? If TPLf (let me correct his nonsense tile) is fighting the people- what is the rebel group doing? sitting, sleepiness? whee is the free and liberated zone that the rebels freed if they are not getting battled by anyone? A rebel group who is not fighting is either sleeping or sitting some where. If not it should have been easy for any rebel to move in to Addis easily if they are not getting no one to fight them. Right? There are too many fools who can read or listen to this garbage any ways and believe it.

    Getachew Reda (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

  6. From GETACHEW REDA

    what kind of title is it? Ethiopia or TPLF fighting the people? The nihilist are always against Ethiopia.Which rebel group is the Asmara boy talking about? If TPLf (let me correct his nonsense tile) is fighting the people- what is the rebel group doing? sitting, sleepiness? whee is the free and liberated zone that the rebels freed if they are not getting battled by anyone? A rebel group who is not fighting is either sleeping or sitting some where. If not it should have been easy for any rebel to move in to Addis easily if they are not getting no one to fight them. Right? There are too many fools who can read or listen to this garbage any ways and believe it.

    Getachew Reda (Editor Ethiopian Semay)

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