The Ethiopian Government is Behind the Kidnapping of Young Female Amhara University Students.

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Abebech Shiferaw
January 2020

Education seems the only way to get out of poverty for many Amharas. The culture is pro-education and civilization. As a result, Amharas scarify all that they can and Pass-through hardship to send their children to educational institutions.

Poor economic stand, scattered access to educational facilities, poor schools as many children and adolescents are learning under trees shelter, acute shortage of educational materials (for example, a text may be given for ten students), less qualified teachers and so on best describe Amharas scenario in today’s Ethiopia. Consequently, many dropouts from schools early and many more fail in national examinations. These groups of students fate are worrisome for they are neither educated people nor farmers and will be forced to be dependents on their poor families. As the education ladder increases, only small section of Amhara youths will succeed to join higher education.

Even at a tertiary level of educational institutions, ethnic Amhara University students struggle for survival gets double. One, coping up with academic challenges of higher education and competing with other students who come from relatively more privileged regions. Second, the fight for survival becomes more tough as Amhara students are subjects of injustice in a different form by teachers, employees, other students, hosting communities and so on. Not only in other regions, Amhara students not immune to injustice even in the Amhara region. This is evidenced by unjust measures taken by Universities located in the Amhara region. For example,  more than 165 Amhara students were fired from universities located in the Amhara Region for the mere reason of protesting against the mistreatment of Amharas in different universities.

Not only this, currently over 50, 000 Amhara University students are displaced from different Universities as a result of intentionally calculated ethnic conflicts by terrorist groups which are believed to be supported by government apparatus in the background.

Worse yet, teaching-learning activities have been interrupted in most Universities. Many Amhara university students are warned by terrorist groups and their allies to evacuate from campuses forcefully where many died and got wounded. What is most tragic is that more than 20 females Amhara University students are recently abducted in daylight by terrorist groups in the Oromia region while traveling back to their families. And yet, the government has been babysitting agents of hatred and has taken no major action though two months have elapsed since the incidence has been voiced by concerned media. This is a terrorist act has happened in a country where its Prime Minister is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize??? What an unjust world! Did the Bokoharam terrorist groups in Nigeria do anything worse than this? Esteemed international communities/organizations, we need your eyes wide open and fairer mind at this critical juncture in history!

Obviously, the government seems not willing and is very far away from discharging its responsibilities thereby protecting the rights of citizens. Rather, the government, institutions, and officials are obsessed with the provision of false information which aims at creating a sense of confusion on the public.

The drama and seemingly deliberate miscommunication continued by the government. For instance, one university student who succeeded in escaping the abduction was treated inhumanely by officials in the Amhara region. This caused strong public anger and pressure on the less trusted government structure. Following this, peaceful mass demonstrations have taken in different parts of the country demanding the government to execute its duties properly and facilitate the release of kidnapped university students. Still, the usual misleading propaganda is going on by the government.  Giving a deaf ear for the loud quest for democracy, human rights and release of abducted girls, the government is irresponsibly working hard to deliberately protect the armed bandits from being labeled as “terrorist” groups nationally and internationally. Still no promising result, female university students are in the hands of the barbaric group and their fate is known to date.

In summary, the kidnapping of female university students is a clear terrorist act by terrorist groups based in and backed by the Oromia region of Ethiopia and Federal level authorities. This is a war declared against poor Amharas, Ethiopians and humanity at large. Hence, Ethiopians at home and abroad need to stand together and recollect our efforts in curbing this immoral and very illegal war against humanity and ensure the immediate release of kidnapped female university students. We need to be more organized and take pragmatic measures for better results in the short-run (securing the lives of University students) and in the long run, ensuring the security of Amhara people in the future. I call upon the international community and organizations to stand on the side of Amhara people to stop the war against humanity once again and bring terrorists to justice.

Abebech Shiferaw

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7 Responses to The Ethiopian Government is Behind the Kidnapping of Young Female Amhara University Students.

  1. the man on this article looks from my country, jjamaica. I will send him an invitation to come to my city . We could bless Hailesilasse, the man who bears the blessing , together .

    YES INDEED

    WELLSAID DEAR TINSAYE

    THIS IS THE CAT OF NON CHRISTIAN AND BIGOTS LIKE MAHIBREKIDISAN WHO ARE ADDICTED TO DEFAMATION OF CHURCH SERVANTS. MAHIBREKIDUSAN DID SUCH HEINOUS ACT MULTIPLE TIMES; THEY SENT WOMEN TO MONKS AND FILMED THEM TO DEFAME MONKS AND WELL KNOWN CHURCH SCHOLARS . THEY DEFAME MEMHIR BEGASHAW , TIZITAW AND MIRTENESH LIKE THAT. IT IS ALLL ABOUT MAKING MONEY AND TAKING THE NAIVE LAITY , THIER FINANCIAL RESOURCES, TO THEM.

    DOWNWITH MAHIBREKIDSUAN, YOSEF YITNA , THE YOUTUBER WHO SELL INFO BY DEFAMING MONKS AND BISHOPS. . WATCH THIS

    PLEASE BE ATTENTIVE THO THESE CRIMINALS WHO MAKE THIER LIVING BY DEMEANING CHURCH SERVANTS . SOME WERE TURNED TO HERETICS BECUSQE OF THESE MONEY MINDED PEOPLE.

    DCresidddent
    February 5, 2020 at 5:05 am
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  2. It is real that the government is behind the GAME and Good disclosure to Ethiopians and the international community. But take care yourself from this double standard government.

    KT
    February 5, 2020 at 2:52 pm
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  3. Stop CRYING! Mark my words i will kill you! you WILL be HUNTED whwre you ARE LEt alone stepping INTO the Ethiopian soil. I know WHeRE you ARE.

    Daniel Alemayehu
    February 9, 2020 at 5:13 am
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    • Minster Daniel Alemayehu

      to whoM are you intimidating ? who are you mister agent Daniel Alemayehu ?

      where are you now ? I could come and talk to you ? what are you doing are you making money by defaming people and brainwashing innocent people and apearing to be a religious person ? funny you need to change your religion to something like where you can worship gold and the like you are a pagan for me

      Ontario

      Daniel agent
      February 11, 2020 at 7:02 am
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  4. During yOUR departure, YOU escaped from us for a matter of 30 minutes delay. You know that. NOW i warn you to STOP crying!mark my WORDS.you will be hunted where yOU ARE let alone stepping into the ethiopian soil under THiS government.

    Daniel Alemayehu
    February 9, 2020 at 5:31 am
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    • DAMTEW WELL DONNE AND WELL ARTICULATED FEEDBACK TO THESE BLOODY IDIOTS, GIRMA KASSA DANIEL ALEMAHYEHU AND OTHER NEFTEGNA RIF RAFF.S.

      WELL DONE , ONE MORE

      WE WILL CRUSH THEM WITH UNITED BRAVEHEARTED HEROES AND HEROINS OF OROMO-TIGRAY SOON!!

      Ontario? CAnadaa

      Firtuna
      February 12, 2020 at 12:03 pm
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  5. of course pm abiy’s government is not only behind the abduction of Amhara university students but also the ban of many amhara students from various universities in the country. This government continues to be anti-amhara in action. that is why amhara people have been massively displaced, killed and abducted as of 1991. be taker, this government is blood-thirsty of amhara people like you.

    adugna
    February 11, 2020 at 4:43 am
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