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The World Bank Gave Abiy Ahmed’s War a Lifeline

Abiy Ahmed
Abiy holding his acceptance speech after receiving the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Why has the World Bank Undercut Peace in Ethiopia?

The World Bank has blood on its hands. Its lending has undercut nearly a year of international efforts to stop Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s genocide against Ethiopia’s Tigrayans.

Abiy Plays the International Community

Celebrations of Abiy, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, were shortlived. His reputation as a peacemaker ended on Nov. 4, 2020, when Abiy launched a war against Ethiopia’s Tigray Region that to date has killed up to half a million people, and has displaced many times more.

Abiy and his supporters made four arguments to justify their campaign. The first was Tigrayan leadership’s defiance of his suspension of elections. This embarrassed Abiy. Second, Abiy claimed that the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) violated human rights while part of the previous regime. Third, Abiy characterized the campaign as necessary to correct the dysfunction inherent in Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism. Finally, the TPLF purportedly started hostilities, pre-emptively attacking the Ethiopian military. 

None of these excuses has merit. Abiy sought a military shortcut to avoid politically difficult legal and constitutional remedies – he planned for war all along. Nor does anything excuse Abiy’s collective punishment of Tigrayans. While Abiy denies atrocities, he also denies free access to journalists or diplomats, which is hardly the attitude of a man with truth on his side.

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Abiy, meanwhile, plays the international community. He feigns moderation. He invites camera crews to film World Food Programme aid convoys, suggesting that he cooperates with famine-relief efforts. In reality, the food and medicine he lets through accounts for less than 3% of what Tigray needs. He essentially repeats the deception strategy used by Nazi Germany at Theresienstadt in order to co-opt and confuse the Red Cross and the broader international community. Abiy’s advisors also publicly offer to take part in peace talks, all the while doing everything in their power to undermine that prospect by failing to abide by their commitments to reduce hostilities.

To its credit, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has recognized Abiy’s insincerity for what it is. Biden has appointed a succession of special envoys to address a conflict every bit as brutal and illegal as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He has ratcheted up sanctions on those responsible, and he removed Ethiopia from the free trade opportunities offered by the African Growth and Opportunity Act. This was a wise decision. Abiy has run Ethiopia’s economy into the ground. There is no reason for the United States to save Abiy from the consequences of his own actions so long as he consolidates his dictatorship and continues his genocidal campaign. 

It takes two sides to make peace. In December 2021, at the request of the international community, Tigrayan forces withdrew from neighboring regions and the outskirts of Addis Ababa in order to create space for dialogue and diplomacy. They suffered tremendously for it – Abiy took their flexibility for weakness and sought to impose a military solution on Tigray. Only as Ethiopia’s economy continued to unravel did Abiy agree to talks in Nairobi.

Aid Dispatched Unwisely

Still, Abiy kept testing international resolve, and earlier this month, the World Bank gave him an out. It approved a $300 million grant to help Ethiopia rebuild, even as Abiy continued his war of attrition. 

The results were predictable. Offered a financial lifeline, Abiy ceased meaningful talks and renewed strikes on civilians. Last week, Abiy airstrikes destroyed a kindergarten in Mekelle, Tigray’s capital.

Tens of thousands of Tigrayans starved as the international community cajoled Abiy into Nairobi talks.  The World Bank’s actions now mean their lives were wasted. 

Tigray, however, may get the last laugh. After Abiy, emboldened by the World Bank, renewed attacks, Tigrayans decided to meet fire with fire. They are again on the offensive. Forces loyal to Abiy are in disarray, just as they were in 2021. 

The World Bank, meanwhile, can pretend its $300 million will rebuild the country, but aid dispatched unwisely does more harm than good. In the case of Ethiopia, the cost of World Bank incompetence could be measured in hundreds of thousands of more lives, millions more displaced, and refugee flows that will wreck stability across the Horn of Africa. The World Bank owes the international community an explanation, and perhaps even resignations.

Now a 1945 Contributing Editor, Dr. Michael Rubin is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Dr. Rubin is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books exploring diplomacy, Iranian history, Arab culture, Kurdish studies, and Shi’ite politics, including “Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?” (AEI Press, 2019); “Kurdistan Rising” (AEI Press, 2016); “Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes” (Encounter Books, 2014); and “Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos” (Palgrave, 2005).

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Now a 1945 Contributing Editor, Dr. Michael Rubin is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Dr. Rubin is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books exploring diplomacy, Iranian history, Arab culture, Kurdish studies, and Shi’ite politics, including “Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?” (AEI Press, 2019); “Kurdistan Rising” (AEI Press, 2016); “Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes” (Encounter Books, 2014); and “Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos” (Palgrave, 2005).

127 Comments

127 Comments

  1. Kyohannes

    August 30, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    It is sad, those who think educated just write with no facts or research to confuse people. Shame on you to say the list. Please at least the November 4 2020 TPLF slain the northern Command at their sleep is well documented.

  2. Ms Ainalem Tebeje

    August 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Abiy Ahmed is using young, gullible Ethiopian youth, misguided by his rhetoric into going the war he designed for himself. These young men and women are killing young men and women in Tigray. On both sides, productive future generations with potential to get the country out of perpetual poverty are perishing while the world looks away. When captured, these youth are telling sad stories of inspiration by Abiy Ahmed who told them to go kill the vermins. He is now emboldened by the World Bank reward to openly bomb cities full of civilians, killing children in playground. I never believed I would see this recklessness from a leader, this indifference from the world, this complicity from the AU which keeps its head under the Addis Ababa sand. Tigray, once more, shall prevail, but history will judge us all.

  3. mohammed adem

    August 30, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Hi man he didn’t make genocide we Ethiopians know what you want from africa,we will fight up to the end

  4. Asfaw Yabibal

    August 30, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Dr Michael is a lier or lateral paid TPLF Contributor.

    TPLF or Tigray regime leaders are terrorist and killers of inocent people from other etnics in horn of Africa specially Afars, Somalins and amharas. The last 30 years terroised not only Ethiopian,Eritrean and somalian all the horn of Africa.

    I my self witnessed in my own eye people killed and torutred by TPLF Agents

    And,all Ethiopian we support Mr Abiy, expect those who support the TPLF regime benefited from craying like crocodail every day.

    Dr Michael better go to Ethiopia and learn from eye witness what is upening in Ethiopia before u wrrite anything about.

    If u r paid by some one to write this kind of lie u are a blood drinker of inocent people kiled every day right noe in thismoment in Ethiopia.

    I pay for u plane ticket to go and look what upning right now in northern wollo (Raya).
    This Tigrayan leaders never agree in discussion and win win soluctions they are like mafia all time wait what they think right time for them to kill any oponents in order to make beneficiery own ethnics , they never like peace and are burden of a nation.

    Mr Abiy never like a war and he never belive in war too. Because of that for 3rd time attacked neigbhour regions.

    If somebody else eas prime minister of Ethiopia TPLF was burried under ground long time ago.

  5. David Chang

    August 30, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    God bless people in the world.

    People in Ethiopia must against socialism and liberation theology to save Ethiopia.
    But Ethiopia is a drug transit station in Africa.

    So Chaplain of AFRICOM should lead people to resist liberation theology and drugs.
    AEI should obey Ten Commandments.

    God bless America.

  6. Fitsa

    August 30, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Abiy Ahmed who received a 2019 Noble Peace Prize out of blank has got a license to exterminate 7 million people to stay on power. International organizations like the world bank are making a double standard mistake supporting a genocidal regime.
    Thank you for telling the truth to the planet.

  7. Yohannes Afework

    August 30, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    It is astonishing how biased you are. Your main goal is to block world bank.
    But your cases are so fragile and false.
    Probably you are paid to do this. Or you they hooked you with Tirayan girl. Otherwise I don’t see any sanity in your writing.
    Are you a scholar even? Do you live for your conscious or for your pocket? I am sorry the way you write is so infuritaingly false.
    “False balance is abomination to the Lord.”

  8. Yohannes Afework

    August 30, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    It is astonishing how biased you are. Your main goal is to block world bank.
    But your cases are so fragile and false.
    Probably you are paid to do this. Or you have affiliation with #TPLF. Otherwise I don’t see any sanity in your writing.
    Are you a scholar even? Do you live for your conscious or for your pocket? I am sorry the way you write is so infuritaingly false.
    “False balance is abomination to the Lord.”

  9. Nahom solomon

    August 30, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    How much did they pay you to write this lol. This is sooo bias.

  10. Abel Bedesta

    August 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    This article might as well have been written by the TPLF spokesperson, Getachew Reda. I wonder how much Michael Rubin was paid to write this shamefully one-sided article? This sentence is particularly comical: “In December 2021, at the request of the international community, Tigrayan forces withdrew from neighboring regions and the outskirts of Addis Ababa in order to create space for dialogue and diplomacy.” Are you kidding me??? They lost fair and square, and most Ethiopians were disappointed the ENDF and allied forces did not enter Tigray and annihilate the TPLF. Look at the results today. If there is anyone I despise more than the TPLF, it’s the “white TPLF” like Michael Rubin, Martin Plaut, Alex de Waal, and others. Mark my words: Abiy Ahmed will prevail again just like he did in the past because he has the majority of Ethiopians behind him.

  11. Getachew

    August 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    You’re stopped and poison getting paid by TPLF F… Loser

  12. Abekyellesh

    August 30, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    What a lie! How much did they pay to sell your soul and go low to this level?!
    Shameful!

  13. Esayas

    August 30, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Abiy Ahmed a fascist and psychopath knows no rules when it comes to war. His genocidal war against Tigray is not going to end well for him and his trolls. The International community has only added fuel to this war. Shame on the US also who was the only hope to help stop the war with out a willing heart!

  14. Ghbereyesus

    August 30, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    I think this article has full of biased information. It does not play any productive roll to bring peace in Ethiopia, because it presents TPLF as a perfect entities, they are equally responsible for what is happening in the country. For sure they are the one who resumed the current war in attaking the innocent Wollo and Afar people. TPLF can not survive with out war!

  15. Negasi

    August 30, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Dr. Mike,
    You shoud mind your business. This is Ethiopia’s internal affair. TPLF is a terrorist organization for the last 50 year. TPLF is holding the Tigrean people hostage. If you think about the people of Tigray side with them NOT against them for the sake of few mafia members.

  16. Abby Belay

    August 30, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Definitely the world Bank has blood on its hand!! The world Bank failed its mission and vision. The world Bank failed Tigray! The world Bank failed humanity! The world Bank owes the world an explanation and those who were behind the $300 million approval need to resign STAT!!

  17. Frey

    August 30, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Thank you for this insightful piece! The world knows that Abiy chose this war as a shortcut to stay in power and continues to starve over 6million people just for power. To him human life is dispensable. The world need to understand this and move faster before Tigray’s Genocide becomes the world’s regret just like Rwanda.

  18. hayduka

    August 31, 2022 at 12:18 am

    ⭕️This what you blindly write when you are only paid for it. The world is full of such nasty ‘scholars’ who tries to win their daily bread on the expense of others. Supporting a #Terrorist group like #TPLF is becoming a lucrative business.
    👉🏼Such short sighted articles will give more energy for the terrorist to use children as soldiers and starve to death their poor families, and the writer get paid for the piece to feed his family. Shame on you!! Stop such war mongering Articles.
    #PeacePrevails

  19. Abel Bedesta

    August 31, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Oh, and the “others” I mentioned include the morons working in the Biden administration who have old Joe wrapped around their middle fingers.

  20. Hailey Jones

    August 31, 2022 at 12:31 am

    What a biased irresponsible author 👉🏼Produced TPLFLies & more reasons & propaganda to justify the unjust civil war & make TPLF the victim! To refresh your mind, Ethiopians elected their leader after 27 years of US backed Ethnic Apartheid Mafia! Why did you not address on who started the war on🇪🇹? Who chose to ignore the peace negotiation? How long was TPLF Ethnic Apartheid Mafia in power? Who rejected these dictators who are unable to accept loosing power? Who stole over 470+ WFP trucks used in killing Amharas Afars 👉🏼all innocent Tiggrayans to keep power 👉🏼raped & looted & massacred in day light! Most recent robbery of oil tanks as reported by WFP head! TPLF must disarm & surrender & break the siege on innocent Tigray civilians! UN organizations & USFP has failed 🇪🇹 by protecting rejected Terrorist by 🇪🇹🇪🇷🇸🇴👉🏼Africa! African Solutions for African problems! Over 115🇪🇹 along with 🇪🇷🇸🇴 & peace loving Africans Say #NoMore 👉🏼TPLFLies!

  21. Robam

    August 31, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Unarticulated and partial statement by “educated” person.

  22. Hailay

    August 31, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Abiy Ahmed is genocider killing tigray peoples.
    Almost two years under blockade

  23. Endris Hundissa

    August 31, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Civil war has significantly hindered global development for years without international attention. There is a reversal of economic and social development and persistent poverty where there is civil war. Consequently, it breeds more instability and factional clashes leading to vicious circles. Worse than this, a continuous civil war could spill over effects on the neighboring countries, regions, and even global poverty reductions and security efforts.
    Since the Tigray war started in November 2020, widespread human rights violations, crimes against humanity, severe economic ravages, infrastructure destruction, and diplomatic crises have been reported. The UN updated that hundreds of thousands of people were killed, more than 2.2 million people have been displaced, and security forces committed widespread human rights violations from both sides.
    The continuation of this war aggravates human rights violations and humanitarian crises. It’s a political, economic, and diplomatic failure for Ethiopia. Peace has no alternatives

  24. Antoni

    August 31, 2022 at 1:03 am

    The end of Tigray people slavery front & it’s puppets like yourself are at hand the land & people of #Ethiopia had been giving lessons to neocolonial fascism for centuries defeating them bare hands twice in recent wars with TPSF Ethiopia defeated a host of western countries including the Irish the English Egyptians Sudanese because no one is able to stand before the indomitable lions of Africa theEthiopians so you wretched loser are westing your useless time you’re scratching your ass were it doesn’t itching you dumb ass next time you mess with the indomitable lions of Africa I will blow your smelly rat ass with a Russian RPG

  25. Mekias

    August 31, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Totally lie,BBC is misleading world community with wrong informations,Tplf is the one who launched the war against Ethiopian military,so what should Abiy Ahmed do?he took defensive measures
    TPLF is a TERRORIST!!!!
    TPLF is terrorising people killing masses,deploying kids into war,the world community should know this truh

  26. Matewos B.

    August 31, 2022 at 1:43 am

    What a clever YET stupid LIE, about which the author himself knows well !!… all about money???

  27. Fikadu Angasu

    August 31, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Regardless of the compelling profile of Dr. Michael Rubin, his article on prime minister Abiy Ahmed is extremely one-sided, misleading, exaggerated and against the principle of journalism. It seems either he was misled by the TPLF rebels, or Dr. Michael is paid to deliberately misinform his global audience. If 1945 really stands for truth, let Ethiopias speak and write the truth. Come and ask us.

  28. Omerli

    August 31, 2022 at 2:56 am

    A shame. This will diminish your credibility.

  29. Wubshet

    August 31, 2022 at 2:58 am

    What else to expect from you Mr Rubin? So shameless person you are. I tell you only one thing; ” Nothing can change the truth ” and keep lying till you will be thrown to the garbage…to Hell you idiots! Continue supporting this Criminal group who helping you to damage human being in our country. You have big mouth and long hands, we know that very well but no more longer!!! Abiy Ahmed is trying everything to feed his hungry nation and God will help him and save this nation, I believe soon will end everything.
    God is watching you! Ethiopia stretchs her hand to God and he replies very Soon. Enjoy your Dollar you earned for this fake information you posted and wait for your last payment from us !!!
    Wubshet, Abissinian !

  30. Tewodros Adhanom WHO

    August 31, 2022 at 3:32 am

    How much TPLF junta paid for. This is unconfirmed report. No one under the sun can stop Abiy doing the right thing and you will stop writing when TPLF stolen money drain.

  31. Victor T

    August 31, 2022 at 4:04 am

    You must have a big paycheck and given what and how to say it . Robin dear your article show how white Americans can sell their wifes sons Doughter’s moms country of course to sell your soul for you who claim to be a writer?? What is a man’s character if a man is soulless how dear you compare Dr Prime Minster Noble Peace price winner choosen by your Owen kind just shut off

  32. Tokichaw

    August 31, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Mr. Rubin,
    World Bank knows the reality on the ground. So do real Ethiopians. Your deliberate fiction of attacking our true leader is non-acceptable. Neither genuine Ethiopians nor the World Bank give you a fraction of space.

  33. Sorambaw

    August 31, 2022 at 4:41 am

    Oh world bank you should not take sides on a conflict you don’t know anything about. Keep your money (fake notes) and shut the hell up. You didn’t say anything the crime and atrocity the tplf is committing. You are a World Bank – go away, don;t kid me!

  34. Mengistu Tafesse

    August 31, 2022 at 5:06 am

    An incredible monumental ignorance or deliberate lie from a senior staff originating from U.S.A. a great country leading the world!
    1.A prerequisite to give valuable comments on anything is to make a research on the subject . In this regard you have not attempted to research and understand the real root cause for the war or you might have made small attempts but understood it only superficially. The third possibility is you could still have the real insight of the case ,but too biased to one side for a reason you and the part you support only know.
    2. Whatever the hostility between the Ethiopian government and TPLF forces we have innumerable common things to share since immemorial time. We are at least all black , share same religions, almost similar cultutes , languages of similar origin, etc. So you as a white man living thousands of miles away from Ethiopia can not get more worried than fellow citizens here with us. I believe if anybody dies from whichever side of the conflict
    it is not your worry. Your main concern is how to destabilize Ethiopia , a black freedom symbol nation from the world map.
    Please don’t ptetend! Leave us alone . Had it been without external interfetences our internal problem would have been solved on our own a long time ago.
    Please try to fight first the injustices against the black community in your country.

  35. Johnny

    August 31, 2022 at 5:07 am

    I can’t believe someone called Journalist can right some nonsense without verifying facts and post it on a site. This this shameful journalism. Clearly someone got paid to write this story or just post it. But we are living in a society where shame don’t matter as long as you got paid. This fabricate story don’t have any place in the world stage. Im an American war veteran who happened to came from this regione and have close to 95% of my extended relative still live there. Last time I checked my people are still living in hell with no freedom by these criminal organization called TPLF. While the rest of the country understand free press and democracy the people in this region still live with iron feast by this criminal mafia and elite union of well interconnected families. In addition survive with foreign aid handout year after years. They started a war and fabricated a genocide story. Killed and raped their next negiebor region. Last but not least fabricate a story and paid someone to post it for society to read it. What a journalism, as long as your pocket is full you have no consideration for the people who had been suffering under this terrorist organization for over five decades.

  36. Tewodros

    August 31, 2022 at 5:19 am

    We do not want your justification we Africans we know you! we do not want to lesson what you want, you should know we we lesson what we want!I am an Ethiopian, African!!

  37. MKassa

    August 31, 2022 at 5:30 am

    Frankly speaking, who started the war? Who is playing with the under age young lives of Tigray? It is obvious, the TPLF! I am really very sorry for these defensless youngesters! Let me ask you, what about the thousands lives of innocent civilians massacred in the Afar and Amhara regions? You didn’t say a word, so biased! You think they were just “flies”? You know it, the so called TPLF group is resposible for all the disasters! God will judge, truth will win!!

  38. Ethiopia

    August 31, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Tplf Ithink your lover. Stop to blame yourself and world. If you have any problems just contact with your layer tplf.
    Dr Abiy is hero for allover African and poor people.30 years tplf nothing doing for Ethiopia.but Abiy within 4 years he do so many things. Long life for Abiy and for Ethiopia 🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹

  39. Eskender

    August 31, 2022 at 6:16 am

    What about tigrayan committed mass killing,genocide and looting of hospitals and clinics in ethnic amhara region when they are occupied amhara in connection with this, in the name of humanteral aid the UN U.S fuiling war by giving support to TPLF you guy absoultly fake and not balancing story what happend in the country before writting knows the real fact of the matter with all dut to respect you are simply a paid guy nothing knows the rality sorry you are involving in this in a belayned

  40. Sintayehu Mitku

    August 31, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Shame on You Mr.Micheal Rubin. Its written without any evidence, vague and partisan article without any tangible fact. It blames the Ethiopian government, while doing many atrocities and death on Amhara and Afar Civilians. The Tigray Peoples liberation front committing grave human rights Violation’s is not your business. you just ignore it and barking on Ethiopian government and peoples response. so sad what the international community is doing.

  41. Haile Gezahegn

    August 31, 2022 at 6:27 am

    “The dogs bark,but the caravan moves on”

  42. Abel Bedesta

    August 31, 2022 at 6:27 am

    The people at 1945 must be such LOSERS if you don’t publish all comments. Either publish everyone’s comments or don’t allow any comments at all. Michael Rubin is a white TPLF, along with Martin Plaut, Alex de Waal, and some Finnish dude whose name I can’t remember. And of course the white TPLF also includes the morons in the Biden admin who pretty much control old Joe. Oh, by the way, I still want to know how much the disgusting Michael Rubin got paid by the TPLF with the money stolen from poor Ethiopia? Rest assured that the TPLF will be annihilated from the face of the earth, and it will only be a matter of time now.

  43. Mohammed Nuryem

    August 31, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Very biased article from a Very biased author.

  44. Jojo

    August 31, 2022 at 6:46 am

    You know people can have PhD. Aand still be ignorant, right? It seems you just doing that.
    Its either you want to dance for the tplf and its imperialist comrades narrative or you are too ignorant to study the fact on the ground. Either way you have failed!!

  45. Stephanose Mitiku

    August 31, 2022 at 6:48 am

    This Disinformation! Written intentionally. No single fact. For sure one day the truth will come. Dr. Abiy is a hero for Ethiopia, that stand for Ethiopian national interest. Where was this writer in the last 30 years when TPLF terrorizing the Ethiopian people. Who start the war first? TPLF. Who start the 2nd time the war? TPLF with the support! Who started the war now? TPLF! No matter what the motive behind the writer of this article, Abiy and Ethiopia will prevail! History and the true God will judge!

  46. Stephanose Mitiku

    August 31, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Disinformation…! Nothing true in this article!

  47. Stephanose Mitiku

    August 31, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Completely false! Disinformation, truth will reveal. Truth is with Abie! History and God will judge on the writer of this article

  48. Mulugeta Gashaw Wondie

    August 31, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Who you are, from where u are talking, speaking , Writting about Ethiopia and.my family Tigray, Are you nominated by The terrorist organization TPLF like my brother Getachew reda. How much they paid you and when you complete your assignment on bombing Africa, Ethiopia. How much you get paid to write such article from USA to safeguard Tigray, Ethiopia. We know as Tigrayans your aid and your gun are coming to peolong the aged, Arrogant and greedy people of TPLF that was bombing Tigray, Ethiopia for half a century. Do you mean TPLF the liberation party of Tigray, Forget it and better to come to your mind and being part of the majority of Ethiopia community and continued our attachment with different sectors with ur beloved nations

  49. Grace Moon

    August 31, 2022 at 7:09 am

    What we all are losing is a fair view of the situation. One can tell just by reading this article that it is a truth in disguise; a partial fact biased to attack someone by mobilizing whatever influential community is found. I wish any party writing pro or against some ( in this case Abiy), could have showed the other side of the coin so that anyone of the readers can judge fairly. Otherwise we are bored and tired of such politically/ financially-inspired thoughts. It doesn’t need a PHD to think that no one’s life should be threatened.

  50. Umer Ahmed

    August 31, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Most of your writting the Ethiopia leader Abiy Ahmed is wrong writter and you are not justice.because you are not more knowledge about TPLF behaviour.ethiopian people knows the behavior of TPLE from the born up the end of life,the TPLF action is always genocides behaviors.most of the time you have misunderstanding about TPLF.TPLF group have not the knowledge of politics and more blindness ethics.

  51. Luna Haile

    August 31, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Wow! Very misleading article. Abiy Ahmed is not as it’s portrayed in this writing.Based on facts, It is the TPLF that is the cause of the war and responsible for the death of thousands of people.

  52. An M.

    August 31, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Dr. Rubin your opinion in this article is wrong and highly misguided and it’s well known the Nov. 4, 2020 attack to the Ethiopia military is conducted by Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), and the war started. Please check the records and statements of the then US State Secretary Mr. Pampeo. TPLF then invaded Afar and Amhara Regions made so many atrocities. They destroyed over 7000 health centers and schools in these region. TPLF also started another 3rd war at this moment. Please stop supporting TPLF that is killing innocents right now and push these group, who ruled Ethiopia and caused suffering to millions in the country for over 27 years, to peace and negotiation. Thank you

  53. Admasu Tsegay

    August 31, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Your article reflects a true account of the suitation in Ethiopia. Simply put Abiy Ahmed is a brutal dictator. Thank you for the insights into how Ethiopia is being run.

  54. Wendale Simegn

    August 31, 2022 at 8:36 am

    I wander how a senior fellow doctor become an advocator of biased allegations of the West in support of a terrorist group. Where were you when a terrorist group looted WFP stores, recruited children as soldiers, damaging hospitals, rapping and ethnic cleansing on Amhara and Afar people? Where were you when a terrorist group during its control of Eastern Amhara and some of Afar regions cruelly killed thousands and destroyed schools? Now you are shouting for your paid money rather to be neutral and understanding facts on the ground? Why you become silent when a terrorist group breached humanitarian cease fire and attack again already traumatized people of Amhara and Afar?
    Truth prevails not your paid misinformation and disinformation by using your position and the truth is TPLF attacked and slaughtered soldiers, breach humanitarian truce ceasefire and continue to recruit poor and youngsters of Tigray.
    I have a doubt about your diplomacy commentary and become editor and author of several books by having such biased and one sided information.

  55. Alex

    August 31, 2022 at 8:46 am

    So biased is your argument. A mouth piece to the narrow minded leadership of TPLF. Majority Ethiopians voted them out of power. Majority Ethiopians are fighting TPLF. Soon our brothers and sisters in Tigray will be free of this tyrannical group. Shame on you for spreading false narrative.

  56. Genene Mengesha

    August 31, 2022 at 9:03 am

    I just read this garbage by a person who is a mouth piece of the institution which is writing his check. Gone are the days to professional journalism. Your article is just a cut and pest of the Tplf propaganda. You even stated that the current hostility was stated by government whereas the fact is the opposite.
    This time it is the end of Tplf. It is not only a victory for Ethiopians,it will of the liberation of our compatriots in Tigraye.remember: he who laughs last laugh the best

  57. Nigussie Berhanu

    August 31, 2022 at 9:24 am

    I distaste war mongering characters from both sides and was about to argue the contributer with some facts and data in favor of the innocent Ethiopians. Alas, how can one argue with a paid service? RIP with such a consciousness.

  58. Solomon Fantaye

    August 31, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Full of fallacy and rubbish article .

  59. Mulugeta lucky Hailu

    August 31, 2022 at 9:53 am

    At the outset I was a little bit confused and outraged by the content of the article. But later I realized that it is something that you expect from dye hard supporters of TPLF. The article is tilted to one side that doesn’t reflect the truth on the ground. The International community is very well aware of TPLF’s intransigent behavior and repeated actions of invasion on its peaceful neighbors of Amhara and Afar people. In its latest invasion young Tegaru as old as10 and 12 even lower are forcefully engaged in war without their will and consent and even the consent of their guardians. The people of Tigray are technically under slavery of TPLF. Those people are denied their right to live peacefully with their Amhara ,Afar neighbors and even Eritrean people by very few war mongers of TPlLF group. This is the truth and the whole truth on the ground. What I advise to the contributor of this article and others, stop blackmailing and escape goat your anti Ethiopian sentiment by saying as if PM Abiy is the root cause when the problem is squarely on you and TPLF war mongers.

  60. Tamirat Gutema

    August 31, 2022 at 9:58 am

    It’s disgraceful to publish false, biased, and unethical articles. What ever you write truth always going to be there. Very sad!

  61. shimels megersa

    August 31, 2022 at 9:59 am

    I can imagine how much lies you wrote in the so called books you published

  62. Tom

    August 31, 2022 at 10:12 am

    I wonder how much the writer is getting paid by TPLF? Shame on you!!

  63. Solomon Tesfaye

    August 31, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Dr. Rubin,
    It is really sad to read your article. The TPLF had invaded or started a war against Ethiopia for the 3rd time last week . TPLF has killed hundreds and thousands of innocent people. TPLF was ruling Ethiopia for 27 years . The top leaders robbed the country and some of them became billionaires. Due to civil unrest, TPLF lost the power and moved to Tigray Region. However, the TPLF terroirs group attacked the Ethiopian military who had been protecting the Tigrayan from Eritrean soldiers for 21 years . The war between TPLF and ethiopia could be over long ago.
    Ethiopians soldiers don’t wanna kill civilians. So, the air attack is targeting military bases not schools or civilian residents. The TPLF has been using child soldiers and civilians as a wave to invade the Amhara region. Around 60 thousand Tigrayan immigrated to Amhara region Kobo for the last 8 months as a refuge , and those 60 thousands Tigray immigrants invaded the kobo region . It is said “ Dont bite the hand that feeds you” However , TPLF has invaded Amhara region again and has killed innocent people, robbed and vandalized the properties.
    I personally don’t like Abiy because he is the reason for Amhara’s people being killed by TPLF ; don’t forget Abiy grew up with TPLF. A few months ago , he released a few TPLF prisoners. So , it is good for TPLF to have Abiy . The war should be ended long ago if Abiy is not in power.
    So, Dr. Rubin , I know you already understand the reason why Ethiopians are fighting with TPLF. Can I tell you again ? It is ( self defense), your plan is to dismantle Ethiopia and bring TPLF to power . I am gonna say again . It is really sad to hear from you . 95 percent of your article has wrong informations. I am telling you the truth. I am not supporting Abiy’s regime, the TPLF and the OLF , and I don’t wanna see my country Ethiopia being in civil war. As I mentioned earlier, if Abiy is not in power, the war should have been ended long ago. Abiy is giving a chance for TPLF recruit , train soldiers and invade the Amhara’s region and kill innocent people and rob Amhara’s properties. I can write a lot about this topic , however it is good enough for now.
    So , Dr. Rubin , don’t try to fool the readers. Let’s talk about the truth.
    I hate to say that I am Tigrayan I am Oromo and I am Amhara ,….. “”” I am Ethiopian “”” you are trying to dismantle or destroy a county with over 3,000 years history. Can I say 3 words like others ? . I will say it “ Shame on you “
    Anyways , you and others can write bad things about Ethiopia and Ethiopians ; however God will protect Ethiopia and Ethiopians.

    Let’s talk the truth !!!

    You are encouraged to comment back .

  64. Mulugeta Hailu

    August 31, 2022 at 10:36 am

    Why are you so much afraid of my comment ? I just reflected the reality. Sad.

  65. Jona Marley

    August 31, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Thank you sir. You are right, the World bank indeed has blood on its hand. It is really embarrassing the international community is allowing a genocide in 2022. Thank you for standing up for what’s right!

  66. Gebremeskel

    August 31, 2022 at 10:56 am

    It’s really fascinating to read all these artifacts. What surprised me the most is the consistency with which they were fabricated. What the writer doesn’t know, or what he ignored to acknowledge is the fact that we Ethiopians know all those pieces uttered by TPLF elites, in Tigrigna, Amharic and even in English since almost three years now. So, “Dr.” Michel, yours is not anything different from TPLF mainstream clatter. Two, as a Tigrean and a devout Ethiopian, I think it’s time for democracy and let’s deal with our internal matters. We know the British since Emperor Tewidros, we know the UK since the Ogaden and Eritrean pre independence. We know you all with your anti Ethiopian, pro Egyptian sworn positions. Down with the sun setting UK and USA.

  67. Yitasseb Fanta

    August 31, 2022 at 11:32 am

    It shows how ignorant you are!, Do you have any idea how the tplf terrorist group slaughtered non-tigrian Ethiopian soldiers?, Would you tell us why the tplf soldiers rape an 80 years old woman, children and mothers in the Amhara region?….how much do you get paid?

  68. Samaritan

    August 31, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    I can’t belive you just wrote this article , it is just not true and completely out of truth on the ground. You know I was trying to google somerhing on phone. However when this article of yours show prime Minister DR.ABIY Ahmed of Ethiopia. Wondered what is about and read your article, I want to say you are very delusional and ugly lier person. I myself don’t like politics, however I do know what the former Government of Ethiopia looks liked that is “TPLF” I lived in it, but you don’t. My friends had died because they just go out with demonstration. And you just compare and insult these government, men don’t ever write please.

  69. Bamlaku Gezahegn

    August 31, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    Oh, well rambled Mr. Spokesperson (of TPLF, definitely)! It is mind boggling to come across such fabrications and biases (lies for that matter) about what is in front of us and we can differentiate which is which on our own, but from the warmongers and the likes of them.

  70. A PHILLIPS

    August 31, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    PM Abiy Ahmed is real Ethiopian Hero…Who are you again, a doctor you probably bought the fake dr like tplf members lol it is real shame you wrote this article. Those EVILS ARE STOLE 570,000 OF LITRES OF FUEL FROM WFP WAREHOUSE.
    YOU ASHAMED YOURSELF

  71. Getahun

    August 31, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Dr. Mechael, are you really a doctor? I don’t think so. If so sham on your degree. We Ethiopians know the truth, you and your ansister never be sleep for Ethiopia. But we have God protect us form your devil thinking. So do your bisness leave Ethiopia for Ethiopians.

  72. ByohNnes

    August 31, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Trash trash trash no fact at all good job

  73. Kirubel melke

    August 31, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    It is astonishing how biased you are. Your main goal is to block world bank.
    But your cases are so fragile and false.
    Probably you are paid to do this. Or you they hooked you with Tirayan girl. Otherwise I don’t see any sanity in your writing.
    Are you a scholar even? Do you live for your conscious or for your pocket? I am sorry the way you write is so infuritaingly false.
    “False balance is abomination to the Lord.”

  74. Tayitu Bitul

    August 31, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    I’m sure you’re the spokesperson of TPLF, the terrorist group. How much money did you get? You are unethical. At Least, before you judge PM Abiy, you need to understand what is on the ground. Anyways, soon TPLF (terrorist) and its supporters all will go to hell as your boss Getachew Reda said. then Ethiopians will live peacefully.

  75. Kiya

    August 31, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Its so surprising to see that the west is clearly supprting terrism and those terror groups against African countries.you so called (editer)did not even consider who started the war and why ?you just got paid a little incentive to loud the agendas of these terrists.The tplf killed alot of innocent people just because they are ethnic amharas and my brother is one of them.rwading your article broke my heart more than the TPLFs real action.how come people like you support a genocide?what did we do to you ?we dont even know you .the problem with you people is that as long as you got paid you try to defend even devils.thats so bullshit.

  76. Abrar

    August 31, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    I felt like I am reading a propaganda written by a TPLF propagandist . There is no substance or reality I found in the article.
    It is just a one sided commentary . The writer needs to study more about Ethiopia and about the genesis of the conflict .

  77. Ygiremachow

    August 31, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    I think the writer or the 1945 is paid mouthpiece of Getachow Reda,the one who slain Ethiopian from north to south.

  78. Abel Zenebe

    August 31, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Blind pice from blind mind and deaf ears.

  79. Mekonnen W.

    August 31, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    SHAME ON YOU, Your mind must obviously be in your belly and smelling sh**t!
    You are no intellectual with adequate intelligence to qualify you to be critical about Ethiopian politics and the sad facts of current situations. We Ethiopians are not your expermental subjects as we are honorable people with dignified history. All nonsense happening today or recent history is basically the results of your (western world) actions.We know why you can’t Leave our country and Africa alone as you will definitely end up destitute, begging Africa to feed you!
    What was your doctoral research paper about( if you did any)? It must obviously be about how to make a living at the expense of human moral values. SHAME ON YOU!

  80. Yon

    August 31, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    What a writer!The love of money is the root of evil.You write all this rubbish for bread? Better be empty stomach than selling your conscience.

  81. Nejat

    August 31, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Sir, As educated person you are expected to be rational. It seems like the information you have about the current situation of Ethiopia is limited or distorted. What you are saying is far beyond reality.

  82. Daglas

    August 31, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Ethiopin are dont want war TPLF is a terrorist they are a killer group for 30 years now they open war on Federal government and they took power and from abiy ahimed dr and kill him but they dont do that like before at 1991 gc at durg regim Ethiopin have good geverment and testable governor

  83. Zewd Marru

    August 31, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Yor are clueless Dr.Title without knowlage is killer.Firstly Well educated people are identified by their fairness.You are blinded by money robed by this Terrorist groups from Ethiopia when they were in power in the last thirty years.

  84. Mez

    August 31, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Hey man how much did you get from TPLF? Dont eat human flesh and drink blood. Thats blood money. Abiy is fighing for our right, future, and peace.

  85. Fut

    August 31, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    This is 1000000 fake news shame on you and you have no idea what you are talking about

  86. Adham Youssouf

    August 31, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Simply you’re stupid and lair !!!

  87. Ashenafi

    August 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Such a crap pirace. This is a typical example of paid article. It is good thing such coordinated attack on the government is well known even by the general public these days. The majority of Ethiopian, friendly nations and political elites clearly knows that the country is at war with its regional historical enemies and partly the west. TPLF is just a tool or resourse the accomplishm their project. No matter how hard and the journey is my Ethiopia shall prevail once again on the ashes of its enemies.

  88. Sileshi

    August 31, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    World Bank might be supporting terrorists like TPLF .I hink World Bank and Egypt have agreed to destroy Ethiopia .World Bank as profit maximizer might have gained financial support from Egypt to defame Ethiopia

  89. Zeweldu

    August 31, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    This guy’s heart and Brain is full of devil like Getachew Reda and his fellow TPLF LEADERS.”ETHIOPIA WILL NEVER FAIL”

  90. Michael Hall

    August 31, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    This article is Extremely one-sided, and those who write shit like this should be held responsible. They are the ones who are adding fuel to the fire and causing the bloodshed of thousands.

  91. Qwerty

    August 31, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    This article was written with payment from the 3 decades of TPLF embezzling aid donations to Ethiopia. At least the current administration is keeping the money in Ethiopia.

    The writer of this article is a real dirtbag.

  92. Teshome shene

    August 31, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed Ali is the last man to be accused as a war mongering leader he is the most peaceful visionary individual Africa ever had. Dr. Michael shame on you how much Tplf terrorists payed you to sink so low to write such rubbish statements ful lies. What a rotten world we live in. A human being like Dr. Michael the writer of the above article is biased,hypocrite an unprecedented lier. For God sake how do you defend a brutal,merciless terrorist group like Tplf. Are you accusing Prime Minister Abiye for letting truck and trucks of aid in to Tigray, are you accusing him for letting millions of gallon fuel to Tigray despite the horrendous crime committed against Ethiopia particularly in Amhara and Afar regions by Tplf terrorists come on Dr. Michael you can do or write much-needed warnings to Tplf to accept the extended arm for peace from our Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed Ali and save the children of poor Tigrians that are forced to fight by Tplf criminal ganges. Children of Tigray has suffered enough.

  93. Someone who is fade-up

    August 31, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Shame on you! I was walking around UC Berkeley this morning a young girl wearing a sweatshirt with a statement writing “free Tigray!”
    I know she is smart enough to attend Berkeley but not informed enough about her country free from who? An article like this brain wash the young Ethiopian generation. Please parents teach your kids history!

  94. Miki

    August 31, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Abiy is our leader, it doesn’t matter what you say sitting upthere. If you are real journalist write out the facts on ground! for God sake please. Leave ethiopia alone. We shall solve this alone which we will sooner or later. We rise as ethiopians. Remember we ethiopians are not weak!

  95. Konjit

    August 31, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Dr. Rubin,
    What a dishonest article. Where does your pay come from TPLF or sleepy Joe? Your article is such a one sided complete fabrication not even an ounce of truth in it. Such a shame. Where were you when the murderous TPLF cowardly killed the Northern command while sleeping? Where were you to say something when the unruly TPLF soldiers raped young girls and women in Amhara region? How did you miss that? Who made you an expert to meddle in our business, how much did you get paid? Don’t pretend to know or don’t twist the truth to fit your narrative.
    You have the nerve to blame Dr. Abiy? No ground. He is a great leader who puts his country and his people first. He is a strong leader despite the pressure from the West, he puts Ethiopia first. He is a peace loving person but don’t expect him to just sit and watch the crazy ones and their supporters try to destroy Ethiopia. He doesn’t say how high when you are trying to tell him jump as you were used to do with TPLF. Unlike you he mind his own business works everyday to better the lives of his people. You praised Biden foe AGOA? What a hypocrite you are, that program was helping women who were working in the industry. Guess what AGOA or not Ethiopia Prevails because our help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. You will see Ethiopia will prosper, no doubt.

  96. Zewdu Weret

    August 31, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    First, Sr Robin is a biased and blind supporter of TPLF ,ofcourse We Ethiopian knows, you are a an international TPLF lobbyist. PM Abiy is a saver of Ethiopian. World bank did for Ethiopian. TPLF doing genocide against the people’s of Amhara, Afar and others ethnic groups. TPLF use children as human waves warrior’s. TPLF undertake children and girls mass rapes, TPLF denies access of basic service to Tgirans, TPLF back stabbing with historic enemies Ethiopia and Ethiopian.
    This is the fact.
    I call up my Fellow Ethiopian to defend our Sovereignty.
    NoMore the western !!
    TPLF is a terrorist group!!!

  97. Zewdu Weret

    August 31, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    First, Sr Robin is a biased and blind supporter of TPLF ,ofcourse We Ethiopian knows, you are a an international TPLF lobbyist. PM Abiy is a saver of Ethiopian. World bank did for Ethiopian. TPLF doing genocide against the people’s of Amhara, Afar and others ethnic groups. TPLF use children as human waves warrior’s. TPLF undertake children and girls mass rapes, TPLF denies access of basic service to Tgirans, TPLF back stabbing with historic enemies Ethiopia and Ethiopian.
    This is the fact.
    I call up my Fellow Ethiopian to defend our Sovereignty.
    NoMore the western !!
    TPLF is a terrorist group!!!

  98. abi

    August 31, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    How much did you get paid to write fabricated lies? Lier Lier

  99. abi

    August 31, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    the waterless Pharoahs of Egypt sponsoring your fabrication perhaps? The Jews need stable Egypt, without stanle Egypt, there is jo stability in Israel. We are not stupid

  100. Yady

    September 1, 2022 at 1:58 am

    How many did they pay you for this nonsense and childish talk. I am an Ethiopian living in the situation but the truth far away from this . You are against Ethiopia. We know who you are. I think your education is also fake like your fake news. 🇪🇹 will rise up again. #stopfakenews

  101. Alpha

    September 1, 2022 at 2:48 am

    Dr Michael all Long years of your Education’s for this too cheap false Article to Write and get paid
    Big Shame on you!

  102. Gemechu

    September 1, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I think the world bank have no say on this matter. Let African deal with African issues. Where was the world bank when the so called big country killed and distroyed?

  103. Addis

    September 1, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Total lie and biased and corrupted article. How much did they (TPLF) pay you?

  104. Demissie Tema

    September 1, 2022 at 6:17 am

    People thinking USA as overseas of all the nations,that has boron destroying all the laws,treaties and protocols of the nations in the common agreements,but this kind of logic and assumptions should have end due to sovereignty .

  105. tesfu

    September 1, 2022 at 8:00 am

    world wake up there are people called Amahara who are dangerous.who live in Ethiopia and are currently destroying Tigrayans. thank you for the article.Amharas are around 25 million,are therefore many.and as you can see in the comments they are trying to distort the excellent article above given by 1945.Tigrayans are only 6 million and they need world help.They are under attack from the dangerous Amharas.let us contain the barbarian Amharas.

  106. Dereje techannie

    September 1, 2022 at 8:13 am

    Hi my first question is how much money did you make for your lies as we all know what happened in Libya,Yemen,Syria etc hopefully that is enough for us we know TPLF when I was a kid I compare this group with hitler we understand your interest but as Ethiopian this is disgusting you should be a criminal because you mislead the people with false statements by the way we proud of our prime minister .

  107. Mila zedegaw

    September 1, 2022 at 9:46 am

    A very biased article l shame on you fake news

  108. Mike

    September 1, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Michael After writing this article I hope you sleep well, Because AFRICANS THINK People like you are contributors of the suffering

  109. Abiy is a wolf in sheep's clothing

    September 1, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Dr. Michael Rubin,

    Thank you for your insight you are 100% correct on everything.
    I am glad to see there are intelligent people like you who are not deceived by this wolf in sheep’s clothing called Abiy. TPLf can’t do anything but fight back to survive.
    My hope is that God will intervene and shorten the days of evil 😈 Abiy

  110. Sami

    September 1, 2022 at 11:15 am

    This type of bias article not expected from a person like you. Please do not write article with out any evidence. Shame on you!

  111. Nebyoute

    September 1, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t see this as a comment with lack of facts. Rather this is a purposefully calculated misinformation campaign to discredit not only the PM but also Ethiopia which the westerners is afraid of. Their days are numbered and Ethiopia 🇪🇹 will rise they like it or not. They created a world full suffering and destruction so that they could remain where they are now. Now the time for justice has come and we are seeing it everyday. We know that God is patient and will give justice at his own time.

  112. unknown

    September 1, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    complete BS.Abiy did nothing, he was always trying his best for his country.
    pls peoples,If you don’t know anything, just don’t ur mouth,bcz you know nothing but just speaking a bunch of BS.

  113. Wondimagegn

    September 1, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Rubbish jornalist, you have no any clues on Ethiopian issue, simply terrorist TPLF pay you to disseminate false information. Fuck you!!!

  114. Tatek girma

    September 1, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    You are humiliating yourself while trying to undermine the PM,your false narrative only serves the terrorist TPLF. ETHIOPIA 🇪🇹 isn’t like Syria, Libya or Afghanistan!

  115. Poor Semaritan

    September 1, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Oh boy. Sad. Articles and titles have become like any commodity. You sell it to anyone who pays. As long as the cash is rolling in, you do not even have to write the article. Who has the time for all that. Just put your name on it and publish it. What’s the problem, don’t lawyers represent criminals? After all, it is about some corner in some dark continent helping some group who amassed an incredible amount of wealth in an incredibly short time apparently by looting and abusing the poor…but who cares…as far as they can afford me… who is going to fact check or refute me. You are not writing about the West or China or Japan…hey no fuss ok …I might take someone to a fancy restaurant for dinner in one of these days. Oh, almost forgot, encourage them to keep coming…yea …do that.
    I have a question though. is it the title and article and of course the picture that is being on market or my time and the influence over me … the reader!! I think I (the reader) donot mind the lies…go ahead and lie all you want but I need my cut from that money. What do you think…was it Dr. the title??? yes it was Dr…that part is true but how do we measure the integrity ??? oh that’s tough, but why? Maybe we should turn the clock back to the time where people had values and virtues…where they believed in God, Sin, Heaven, hell …yea probably people lie less then. It surely was not a profession. Don’t you all agree?? Oh mama Africa someone can even profit from this when it comes about you… you cannot even defend yourself…I wept…what else can I do…

  116. bula

    September 1, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    This article is simply garbage. No substance in it.

  117. Michael Tesfaye

    September 1, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    I hope these all are what you have gotten from Tedros Adhanom, the one who is fooling the world using his position. But the people of Ethiopia know the truth.

  118. Melke

    September 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    At the end, youths who supposed to contribute for our countries dev’t are dying, childrens starving and no medication for our elders in all corners.
    It is really disgusting sharing the same ethnicity with peoples supporting war particularly on its own nation.

  119. Solomon

    September 2, 2022 at 1:53 am

    I stopped reading this useless excerpt at the beginning of my reading. It’s so corruptly biased that no can be suggested to read. What an author reflects the TPLF propaganda to such an extent? So sick to read it.

  120. Lina

    September 2, 2022 at 6:22 am

    ABIY AHMED is our sunshine!you do no about ETHIOPIA.We know very well our beautifull ETHIOPIA…

  121. Lina

    September 2, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Dr ABIY AHMED is our sunshine. You dono about our beautiful Ethiopia.Why not stand for truth?

  122. Nathan Abtew

    September 2, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Most of what are written here are false. As a researcher, I give credit to evidences. However, this writer just posted his own views. Saying this doesn’t mean I support Abiy Ahemed, who is a killer and genocider. But let us be honest when we write such kind of articles. After reading this article, I can conclude that all the books written by this author are false narratives.

  123. Rebecca

    September 2, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    #Tplfisterrioust group for 27 Years and we didn’t want him any more Hou much will pay You to lies all this it is sad Ethiopia will privel

  124. Menelik Aberra

    September 2, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    How much did you get paid to write fabricated lies?
    TPLF is terrioust group for 27 Years and we didn’t want him any more.
    Ethiopia will privel.
    Dr Abiy is our hero.

  125. Menelik Aberra

    September 2, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Tplf is terrioust group for above 27 Years and we didn’t want him any more Hou much will pay You to lies all this it is sad Ethiopia will privel. Dr Abiy is our hero.

  126. Michael

    September 3, 2022 at 2:46 am

    We know that you want ethiopia to be torn apart and we wont let that happen and nobody reads your article but we ethiopians do and sure you will give up on this and search for others unsettled differences for your own good as you always do muthafucker.

  127. Dan

    September 10, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Great analysis in the current Ethiopia/Abiy Ahmed political game. You gave us a clear picture of what is going on in Ethiopia. Abiy is pathological layer and misleading Ethiopian and the International society.

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