What’s the TPLF thinking getting Oromo residents in Somaliland beaten & persecuted?

26 Sep

Editor’s Note:

    It seems the TPLF has indeed opened its Ethiopia and Horn of Africa’s “Pandora’s box”.

    This phrase from Greek mythology inevitably brings to mind the story of Pandora, the first woman the gods created by their joint efforts as part of the punishment of humanity on Earth for Prometheus‘ theft of the secret of fire to give it to mankind.

    Hence from it has derived the phrase opening Pandora’s box. It has come to mean, seemingly small or inconsequential action, which turns out to be dangerous and harmful.

    For those who understand the TPLF’s scheming, they sense that it’s showing Ethiopians and the rest of the international community it has a way of putting down the Oromo challenge to is power!

    TPLF has also used Somaliland as its stick in Somalia before, about which I would cite some examples in forthcoming series of articles.

    A medical doctor by profession and resident in Nairobi, Dr Abdirzack Ali, characterised Somaliland in September 21, 2017 article as TPLF ‘buddy’ even “in any future war against Somalia” itself.

    This TPLF action has been in the making for a long time. The Oromo Relief Association of the UK had in 2012 detailed this in its: Persecuted in Ethiopia: Hunted in Hargeisa.

    What is the TPLF thinking?


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Nizar Manek, Bloomberg
Ethiopia accused a semi-autonomous territory in neighbouring Somalia of illegally displacing more than 3,000 long-term Oromo residents in the wake of clashes on the boundary between two of Ethiopia’s regional states.

The northern territory of Somaliland displaced the Oromos, who belong to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group and are now sheltering in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regional states, Information Minister Negeri Lencho told reporters Monday in the capital, Addis Ababa. He said the eastern part of Oromia experienced “bloody conflict” in the border clashes earlier this month and described Oromos as having been “targeted” there, in Ethiopia’s Somali region and in Somaliland, without elaborating.

He said fighting that occurred in the Ethiopian regions of Oromia and Somali this month has left “hundreds” of people dead and resulted in “tens of thousands” fleeing their homes, although the federal government will give exact figures after an investigation. Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said by email that he has instructed his staff to report to him on the matter and he needed the facts before he could comment.


Ethiopia: Oromo people flee persecution, arrests and torture at hands of government forces

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