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By Tedla Asfaw

A Brief Time With A Humble Man !!!

It was a memorable night with a remarkable man. Eskinder Nega Tour in America brought Ethiopians in large numbers with great passion last month.

Some came to see him from far sometimes very hard to meet him to thank him personally or take picture with him for being a symbol of peace, freedom and justice for more than two decades.

However, this humble man was reluctant to come to UN yesterday Dec.3 to warn on the hanging cloud of “genoicide” like that of Rwanda94 in Ethiopia.

There was no date set for his coming to New York City because of a very tight schedule. He needs to return home shortly where he expects a huge challenge for him and “The Addis Ababa Take Care Council” shortly “Balderas” he chairs.

As professor Getachew Haile one of the delegates to UN on last night organized brief dinner with Ethiopians before Eskinder returned to DC the same night told us he was very quite and seems forced providing the documents to UN. As he said and truly believed he was not happy to expose our “dirt” what we call “Gebena,ገበና” to the world. Ethiopians are not known to the world on such characters.

It was a somber night in a cold Dec.3 in NYC and all who came to see Eskinder Nega by text message were lucky to talk to him and thank him personally.

Ms. Tsigereda Mulugeta who was one of the delegates and the organizers of the UN meeting will follow the case and report accordingly.

The love and support Eskinder received from fellow Ethiopians he met in America and the large numbers of the Ethiopian Diaspora followers respect will energize him to Keep on fighting for justice and freedom in Ethiopia for which he gave his life !!!!!

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10 comments

  1. Mr. Tedla there is no love and support for a man who just like Jawar is a pain to Ethiopia. Yes Eskinder has paid sacrifice but that does not give him the green light to do what he is doing now. Ethiopia needs a middle player that calms down violence and political unrest not a man like Eskinder who is extremist himself and kills center politics

  2. WELL DONE, ESKINDER, MY HERO.

    I WONDER HOW SOME MORONS HAVE THE GUT TO CRITICIZE ESKE THE GREAT FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING. I WAS SO SHOCKED WHEN OBSERVING THAT NOT EVEN A SINGLE OROMO POLITICIAN, ABA GEDA OR SENIOR CITIZEN CRITICIZED THE BURNING OF CHURCHES AND THE KILLINGS OF CHILDREN, OLD WOMEN AND MEN ONLY FOR BEING CHRISTIANS OR SPEAKING A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE FROM THAT OF THE KILLERS.

    SHAME ON YOU “REPRESENTATIVES” OF ETHIOPIA AT THE UN!!!!! YOU ARE THERE REPRESENTING EITHER THE KILLER KERO, OR OLF FASCISTS. SAME AS THE PREVIOUS 27 YEARS EXCEPT THAT THE TPLFITES ARE REPLACED BY OLFITES.YOU TRIED TO RIDICULE THE GREATS, ESKINDER AND PROFESSOR GETACHEW BY SAYING THAT THEY WERE RECEIVED BY A JUNIOR UN OFFICIAL BLA BLA…

  3. Baldras just going around for no reason, they need to mature .
    It is just a waste of time for Eskinder’s group to go all the way to UN since the Minster Of Peace Muferait Kamil Ahmed can easily send a simple rebuttal closing the case that Baldras worked so hard to open.

  4. Eskinder Nega has nothing else other than bragging out hate speeches on Qeerroo and Jawar, the ones who contributed to the release of the same mad man from Woyane prison before a year and half. Had there not been Qeerroo struggle that finally crumbled Woyane’s tyrannical rule, Eskindir could have ended in prison. The thanks that he should give to those directly involved in emancipating him from prison ended in blackmailing Qeerroos. He has a clear purpose for disseminating hate speeches and blackmailing Qeerroo’s role (Oromo Youth)in Ethiopia. He feared that Qeerroo could not accept his false narratives he inherited from his chauvinist forefathers to subjugate non-Abyssinian people of Ethiopia. He will not be succeeded as it was not the end of 19th century when Minilik massacred non-Amhara Ethiopians and degraded them to serfdom, sold many to slavery whit which he bought ammunitions from Europeans powers to further reach unreached areas currently under the Ethiopian Empire. Eskinder thought that that time never changes and he wanted to apply what Minilik applied to conquer self administering free people and added into his old Abyssinian Empire. Today, when most of the subject people of the country were educated and have equal access to information and educational opportunity, Eskinder and his likes futile exercise will bring nothing except the demise of their old Empire and liberation of the subject people currently living in Ethiopia.

  5. Meseret, you lack civility and regurgitating offensive languages to describe political movements will not serve the purpose of cross-ethnic dialogues in the country! if you can only spew-out insults and chauvinist tirades, it is better for you to explore your inner emotional states. Your furiously written posts by using upper-cases is a sign of depravity than an expression of the acceptable discussion!

  6. Brother/sister Dorry,

    Your comments are well taken. However, try to understand why I feel the way I feel. During the last 30 years, thousands, if not millions, of Amharas have been displaced, undergone forced sterilization, imprisoned, made to flee their country or killed for simply being Amharas. This was instigated by TPLF and OLF and then followed by other narrow ethnic politicians in other parts of the country as well. When I think that people are attacked for no reason other than for being who they are, which they did not choose voluntarily,this makes me really, really sad, and sometimes emotional and say somethings that I do not normally say.
    Two years ago, we thought it would be finally over and all people in the so called Amhara kilil went out to show their support for the “Suse group”. However, although very late, we realized that that was a trick to take power and replace the tigre hegemony by the oromo hegemony.

    Despite the many ups and downs, I assure, finally the Amharas will prevail.

  7. Burqaa Dorry
    Guess what my emotional state is?
    Eskinder is a hero!

    ESKINDER IS A HERO!

    ESKINDER NEGA IS A HERO!

    Eskinder Nega is a hero!

  8. Eskinder Nega is indescribable racist.  He works day and night to discredite the Oromo people. He and those like him anti-Oromo elements may try everything under the sky to fulfill their political ambitions. But it is futile. Now we are in the era of Qeerroos. There is no more Finfinne which you used to gallop as it pleased you. Let me assure you for a record, your attempts will never bring back the inhuman eras of the uprooted and eradicated systems. They have gone for good and will not came back again. Ethiopia cannot go back to the old eras of “golden times”. Nobody can impose again it’s hagemoy more in Oromia. The integrity of Oromia including Finfinnee will be untouchable. The Oromo nation has been fighting injustice and subjugation in it’s  homeland, Oromia in order to regain it’s human dignity as one of the great nations of East Africa. This great nation will also protect it’s political gains. Just wait and watch out! 

    Strangely, Eskinder Nega considers himself as his ghost father, Menilik (the Hitler of Africa) who used to decide over everything as almighty. His Menilik used to give different parts of Oromia to his servants during his “golden time”.  Likewise Eskinder trys to promise the beloved Oromo son Takle Uma to hand over  Finfinnee if he denaunce the special interests of Oromia on Finfinne which is one of the best components of the Ethiopian constitution. His campaign is not new. It is just the continuation of their campaigns against the Oromo people.  They have been attacking Tekle Uma since he swore in as the mayor of Finfinne because he is an Oromo. If someone from Gonder had took the position, we would have never heard such noises. But we need no permission from those mentally retarded like Eskinder to get back Finfinne as an integral part of Oromia. We will get it back by our struggles likewise we librated Eskinder from the bondage the TPLF. Thus, the Oromo people will not strife any more for the special interests. If you don’t want to see the Oromo daughters and sons waking proudly in Finfinne you can leave our city peacefully, otherwise your liberators will teach you soon unforgettable lessons. 

    The claim of  Eskinder Nega is similar to that of some racist white settlers of Southafrica who tried to claim their own state within Southafrica at the beginning of the 90th. Those individuals were growing up with the mentalities of apartheid and they cannot accept the Africans as an equal human being. Therefore, it was a shame for them to live with the Africans as an equal citizen. We have been entertaining such latent apartheid and segregation mentalists in Ethiopia since the Era of Menelik. For them the Oromo nation is subhuman and it’s cultural and social values are irrelevant.  But now the time of such individuals with antihuman mentalities is up. No more segregation and discrimination of the Oromo nation and it’s culture and laguage in it’s own homeland. The sleeping giant is awake. The dreams of persons like Eskinder are just a sign of desperation and hopelessness. No one can help them. Eskinder Nega is agains the basic human rights of the OROMO nation even though he grew up in Finfine, Oromia. 

    This ugly guy was at war with the TPLF only becuse of his hegemonic ambitions which was in conflict with that of the TPLF. He has been struggling to bring back the hegemony of his forefathers in Oromia. Eskinder equates last time his liberator (the QEERROOS) with Nazi. Do you think that such individuals stand for human rights?  Because of Qeerroos why he is able to speak now freely. But he uses his pen to wrongly accuse them instead of promoting democracy. He is just anti-Oromo. He is the worst Oromophobia. He is just disrespectful guy. Even his radical statements make the Oromo nation and other subjugated nations in Ethiopia more strong and determined to fight his backward and uncivilized mentalities and ideologies.

  9. Meseret, I feel deeply for your concerns about Amhara’s tragic history of the past 30 some odd years! The Woyannes made the Amahara people the bogyman of the Ethiopian ruling elites. I have been to Gojam and Gonder, Wollo and Northen Shoa and the poverty level of the Amhara community are worst than most places in the country!

    I do not agree with you though that OLF had instigated any attack on any community in the country–least on the Amhara community! The Tigreans committed unforgivable atrocities on the Amhara and Oromo communities. When they kill Amharas, they blame it on OLF! As someone who’ve been the part of the Oromo struggle for about 30 years, I am not aware of any Oromo Organization that advocated against Amhara communities anywhere– of course, some individuals may express anti-Amhara views… that is it, just views, the Oromo and the Shoa Amharas are responsible for the creation of modern Ethiopian State and they have a long history of intermarriages and communal relationships…I don’t imagine for a second that Oromos have as a policy to instigated any act genocide on Amhara people

    As of this character Eskinder, I can only say that he is a charlatan! I
    remember some years back in DC where he was nobody but a thug hanging-out in Habasha restaurants. I do not think he has a fraction of Jawar’s talent—he is an inarticulate, unbelievably boring speaker and has a very thin understanding of Ethiopin history and politics. His fame to be a public figure is a jailed tenure in the Tigrean gulag! Who is he to claim that he speaks for the citizens of Addis? As someone who was born and raised in Addis, I resent his mascarade to represent the Finfinne of my youth where we had friends from across all ethnic groups, and lived harmoniously!

  10. European Union’s President is in Ethiopia. Human rights violations lawyers should use this opportunity to update her office with the situations on the ground.

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