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20 May
Hello Ethiopia, Sanctions are coming.

Despite their best efforts the US could neither resurrect the TPLF nor stop the upcoming election. Ethiopia seems unshakably fixed on a course to the most pivotal elections in its history and critical overhaul of the Ethiopian constitution.
There has been zero political support by the US and Europe for the upcoming elections, in fact, they have called for it's cancellation. Europe attempting to diminish the international credibility of the elections by withdrawing its observers, although now they are reconsidering.
Ethiopia has announced that national dialogue will be held after the elections. The dialogue is expected to generate a national consensus on the future of Ethiopia. The US has been fighting, unsuccessfully, to have the dialogue before elections.
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3 May
Too many Sudanese officials inspired by Egypt have become delirious and are now salivating for the Benishangul region. Their logic is flawed from inception.
According to them Ethiopia refusal to accept Nile Sharing treaties on grounds that they are "colonial" means that Ethiopia should also forfeit colonial treaty that gives Ethiopia the Benishangul region.
There have been at least 6 major treaties signed concerning the Nile:
1891,1902,1906,1925,1929,1959.
Ethiopia was only involved in and signed the 1902 Treaty with Britain. Whether the other Nile Sharing treaty was colonial or not is a mute point, Ethiopia was never a part of it.
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2 May
This is why you must vote. Ethiopia is soooooooooo racist that they are not fazed by anything apart from race issue. Tunisia literally had their government overthrown because an EXACT situation that happened there. LITERALLY the exact situation, his name Mohamed Bouazizi.
For that matter the price of bread went up in Sudan and the people blew up the city, same thing in Egypt, price of bread went up, the people went to overthrow the Government. But not in Ethiopia. The price of bread and oil have been skyrocketing.
But 30 years under TPLF/EPRDF the people have been thoroughly brainwashed. We have been carefully weaned off caring for our basic necessities and have been trained to focus on race as a superior construct.
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5 Apr
What's happening in Ethiopia?
When a boat the "EVERGREEN" on March 24 clogged the Suez canal, damages were calculated at $400 million an hour or $9.6 Billion a day, with the cost of crude oil and other goods hiking across western countries.
Delays in goods of up to 10 days for ships that detoured around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, and logistics that will take months to correct.
The Suez canal is a critical artery for 12% of international trade. How important? Its so important that the US in 1967 considered nuking an alternative route through Israel. businessinsider.co.za/us-planned-sue…
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26 Mar
Dear Ethiopians,
Stop wasting your breath trying to "convince" the US government with actual facts. They already know the facts. The US has geopolitical interests in the HOA, Please be aware decisions will be made to further those interests while punishing those who resist.
Let me illuminate this with an example. In the 2020 Tanzanian general election, John Magufuli won with 84%. The US was quick to respond with this official statement
The US called for an electoral investigation, opposition parties to seek legal recourse on the election results and also proposed Visa restrictions to the US and ally countries.
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27 Dec 20
Ethiopia, papers have been signed and all hell has broke loose.

A new regional bloc has ALREADY been created on Jan 27, 2020 that flew under the radar and under reported on mainstream media: Horn of Africa Cooperation-HoAC.
Current members: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
Current international reception has ranged from from unsupportive, negative to doom and gloom. In other words this is not a block that the west particularly wants in existence. But will they engage to stop it?
What do we know so far?
1. The US courting Sudan with better international status and perhaps looking for a TPLF replacement has made many more promises behind the scene.
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23 Nov 20
Dear western media.
I really have to call you out on hypocrisy and agenda driven biased reporting. Because while you make it a point to continuously point out that Abiy is a failed "Nobel prize" winner taking the country to civil war with constant reruns of Tigray refugees...
and their harrowing stories, you have NOTHING critical to say about TPLF. Nothing of the human rights violations for 27 years, or the illegal monopolistic monetary empire they built in Ethiopia, how they made Ethiopia the top 5 jailers of journalists in the world,
how they won the past three election by over 99%, in fact in 2015, they won it by 100%...not one interview with thousands of maimed, blind, illegally imprisoned. They're not hard to find. For example Birtukan Mideksa, she is now the head of the National Election Board of Ethiopia
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19 Nov 20
TPLF: Tigray People's Liberation Front.

The world should know that TPLF in any other ethnically diverse African country is not only ILLEGAL but constitutionally BANNED, yet TPLF has ruled Ethiopia for 3 decades.

Here are some countries where TPLF would be banned:

Angola
Benin
Botswana
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18 Nov 20
Ever wonder why Tigray refugees are heading for Sudan? Why not go to other regions of Ethiopia?

Because they honestly believe that the ENDF has come to kill them... while TPLF heroically defends them.

TPLF propaganda is sending Tegarus into needless exile.
"they will kill us,” said an old woman, referring to government troops [Al Jazeera]

aljazeera.com/gallery/2020/1…
"If we go to Gonder, they will slaughter us."

voanews.com/africa/thousan…
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29 Oct 20
It's very troubling how adamant we are about holding on to politically revised history that is not true.

The following thread is for those who don't fear being exposed to the truth about the real Amhara.

Together with Hiob Ludolf we will count the Kingdoms of Ethiopia.
Hiob Ludolf, a German historian and one of the leading authorities on Ethiopian history.

These are the accounts of the Kingdoms and their provinces he counted in the 17th century.
001- The first listed is Amhara. He notes that Amhara is at the center of Habessinia, it borders Gonder(Begemder) to the north, the Nile and Gojam on the west, south with Walake and East with Angota. That is the historical and scientific location documented by those where there.
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28 Oct 20
Amhara vs Galla: A short story on the origins of hate.

While it is customary to associate Amhara and Galla to tribes, a lack of historical context has allowed for politics to hijack religious animosity and convert it into ethnic currency.
The two major players that birthed the Amhara/Galla animosity are the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, other wise known as Gragn Mohammed. In the early 1531 Gragn began an incredible invasion of Ethiopia.
Unfortunately most Ethiopians are unaware of how devastating the invasion was. Ethiopia all but extinguished. In fact, it was nothing short of a miracle how Ethiopia survived. The destruction Gragn laid on Ethiopia was such a blow that it crippled Ethiopia for centuries to come.
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7 Sep 20
Its time to put TPLF and Ethnic-Federalist on the wall and demand answers:

Where is Shoa(Shewa)?

They dissolved Shoa to make the "Oromo State". A nation that has been anointing its own kings for CENTURIES... gone. Destroyed to make way for an "Ethnic" state based on language.
They could have made a proper federation out of all the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, why didn't they? Why choose language as a border marker? Why wipe out a thousand year history? Where is Begemeder(Gonder), why was it crushed to make the "new Amhara" state molded by "language"?
Where is Gojjam, she anointed her kings for centuries and now instead of being a federal state, squashed into the "Amhara" state. If the case is being made that Ethnic-Federalism was chosen to "preserve our history", then, by the Holy Lord, kingdoms not language is our grouping!
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4 Sep 20
Is Addis Ababa's growth the victim of a political agenda?

You decide.

(lines are drawn in approximation)

This is Adama 36 year growth from '84 till 2020. No political unrest because of growth.
This is Bishoftu and Dukem growth from '86 to 2020. Dukem went from not visible on the map to merging with Bishoftu. Please note, no political unrest because of growth.
This is the 18 year growth of Jimma, from 2002 to 2020. Remember all the marches for the farmers of Jimma? There was none.
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26 Aug 20
The idolization and obsession with Menelik is purely political in nature and only serves to meet the political needs of certain political parties, looking only at Menelik to understand what shaped Ethiopia is to make mockery of the rest of Oromo's history.
Whether willfully or out of naive ignorance you remove from the Oromos their true history. You fail to tell them that Iyoas I in 1755 was crowned King of Kings. You fail to tell them that his mother was Oromo, Welete Bersabe. Or how Iyoas I spoke Oromo as emperor of Ethiopia
and made it the court language. You fail to mention how Mentewab, his grandmother, gathered an army, while Wubit gathered an army from her Oromo relatives because the two women were going to "work out" their issues? Is this not the history of the Oromo people that shaped their
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19 Jul 20
#oromoprotest is a case study of mental captivity.

Oromo NEVER had a country called Oromo, BUT... neither did Amhara! Nor any other ethnic group. Yet since 1991 Oromo gotΒ a Federal one.Β Unlike many in SNNPR.
Oromo was NEVER united with a single Government, neither was Amhara. Just as Oromo was Borona, Guji, Arsi, etc, so "Amhara" was Gojam, Gonder, etc...EACH WITH ITS OWN KING.
Menelik, Haile Selassie etc are "King of Kings", not just their own "Ethnic" group, but all of Ethiopia.
The King of Kings included the Amharas, like Menelik II, the Tigrays, like Johannes IV...AND EVEN OROMOS. Yes, Oromos, with Iyoas the first in 1755.

The Yejju Oromo ruled during the β€œEra of Princes” from GONDAR itself and OROMO WAS THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURT!
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3 Nov 19
The Oromo Story they never told you. Part 1.
A critical study.

From a scholar's perspective, Oromo history is divided into two: β€œDocumented History” and β€œHistorical Negationism”.
β€œHistorical Negationism” is the intentional distortion or corruption of historical records for nefarious reasons, but is fraudulently presented as legitimate Historical Revisionism.
β€˜Historical Revisionism’ is the process in which currently held historical understanding is redefined due to new academic findings that either disprove -or enhance with new details- current beliefs.

The goals of Historical Negationism are two folds: Image
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4 Sep 19
Everything you know about the Amhara people is probably wrong. So buckle up, cause this is going to be one thrilling ride!
The β€œAmhara” are an incredibly mysterious people with multiple layers of complex historical identities. Chances are, you know the 1991 version of Amhara
but not the historical one. To Start off, take a look at these three maps. 1935 Haile Selassie, 1981 Derg and 1992 EPRDF.
You quickly notice that there are NO regions called Amhara...nor Oromo, Afar, Somali...except those CREATED in 1991. The reason, believe it or not, is that almost each and every one of the provinces in today's β€œAmhara” were NOT Amhara but actually separate Kingdom.
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27 Aug 19
Who is HaileMariam Redda and what did the CIA predict in1983?

Its time for the real Woyane to please stand up!

After the Italian invasion of 1936 and subsequent expulsion in 1941, his Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie in an effort to reassert his authority and centralize power
levied heavy Tax on the Tigray people. By this time Tigray had truly become the Wild West. All the Nobles were warring against each other to be the next Negus of Tigray, Bandits roamed freely, and the bureaucratic structure had eroded
In this volatile environment Haile Selassie sends, unfortunately, some very corrupt officials to collect tax... and naturally a resistance was born. Henze, Paul B. writes in his 1985 book "Rebels and separatists in Ethiopia." the Tigray sang:
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16 Aug 19
Here is what EVERY Ethiopian should know about 1956, the Baath party and the straits of Bab El Mandeb.
It's time to blow your minds:

First let's let the numbers speak for themselves:
You can clearly see that 93.12% of Ethiopians are under 55. Meaning they were not born or, at most, 10 years old when Haile Selassie was dethroned.
No Ethiopian activist on Social Media, or otherwise, has lived during Haile Selassie or Menelik reign. Forget Menelik,
if you were born when Haile Selassie was deposed you would be 45 years old now. It is a MATHEMATICAL FACT that everyone using the past as a springboard for hate were NOT victims themselves nor have they meet IN PERSON any victim of the alleged past atrocities.
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30 Jul 19
The Curious Case of Mengistu Haile Mariam.
While perhaps not many people know that Mengistu was an Oromo, fewer still, know how that has impacted the internal structure of the Derg and the concerns that non-oromos felt.
Prepare to get your mind blown:
This is from the CIA records Document Number CIA-RDP79-00927A011300220001-4
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