Letter to Sudan and AU: Secret land grab deal with TPLF (campaign)

January 13, 2014

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Embassy Of The Republic Of Sudan
2210 Massachusetts Ave
Washington DC,20008,
Ph: 202.338.8565
Fax: 202.667.2406

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, P.O. Box: 3243
Tel.: (251 11) 5513 822
Fax: (251 11) 5519 321
Email:  situationroom@africa­-union.org;oau­[email protected]

Subject: Secret land grab deal with Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF)

Dear Mr. Ambassador,

Ethiopian people and Sudanese people lived in harmony for millennia, they live together sharing common values prior and post colonial era. Most of us still remember the music of late Said Khalifa, Mohamed Wardi and others. I believe Sudanese also remember the music of late Tilahun Gessese, Menilik Wesinachew, Bizunesh Bekele and others. Ethiopian and Sudanese people share not only borders but cultures and millennia long history and values. Ethiopia’s contribution on anti-colonial struggle was definitely undisputable. The defeat of Italian colonizer by Ethiopian lead by Emperor Menelik is remembered by all colonized nations who suffered under European colonization let alone Sudanese fellow citizens.

Unfortunately, current Ethiopia failed under the siege of Tigrian People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Ethiopia’s natural resources are nationalized and the people of Ethiopia are the hostage of TPLF. TPLF, ethnocentric regime, as you well know is giving away fertile land of the country for kickbacks and also in the process of secret deal with the Sudanese government to give away large chunk of land as pay back for the help it received from Sudanese government when it was in the bush. This unholy deal conspired behind the people will only be a recipe for future instability and animosity. We concerned Ethiopians advice Sudanese government to back off from such deal. TPLF represents neither Ethiopia nor Ethiopian people. To conclude a deal with such tyrant regime is considered as a conspiracy against Ethiopian people and is a ticking time bomb that will not benefit Sudan in the   future. Any deal done behind the Ethiopian people will not be recognized and will be null and void as soon as this tyrant regime is gone. Dictators come and go but people live forever. Therefore, for the good of the Sudanese and Ethiopian people and for lasting relationship of the two nations, we urged the Sudanese government to refrain from instilling long lasting animosity between Ethiopian and Sudanese people.Ethiopian government secret deal with the Sudanese government

African Union and member countries;

It is fresh memory that the TPLF leader the late Meles Zenawi appealed to the United Nations for the cessation of Eritrea. However in less than half a decade, TPLF wedged a war on Eritrea and about 100,000 people died from both sides as a result of this senseless war.  In 2006 TPLF lead regime of Ethiopia marched to Somalia to fight somebody’s war and committed war crime against Somali civilians that has been documented by right groups. That was not the interest of Ethiopian people but TPLF. These two senseless and unsupported conflicts instigated animosity among peoples of neighboring countries. Furthermore, this same regime is conspiring with Sudanese government to create another animosity with Ethiopian and Sudanese people. African Union and member countries need to recognize the nature of the ruling regime in Ethiopia. TPLF is a nuisance and destabilizing force to Africa in general and East Africa in particular. Whatever deal concluded by this regime behind Ethiopian people will never be respected. It will only be a recipe for future conflict. Destabilization of Ethiopia with population of over 90Million is not something that can be overlooked.

I believe AU and member countries understand this pressing issue and intervene to block the backdoor deal of TPLF and Sudanese government.

Peace for Ethiopia! Peace for Africa!

Thank you.

Concerned Ethiopians around the world


African Union

Director, Office of Legal Counsel
Prof. Vincent Obisienunwo Orlu Nmehielle

Tel.(Gen.): (251) 11-5-51 77 00 Ext 2306
Direct: (251) 11-5-182306
Fax : (251) 11-5-182323
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: (202) 364-1200

E-mail: [email protected]

9 Responses to Letter to Sudan and AU: Secret land grab deal with TPLF (campaign)

  1. nahom

    January 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I have a friend in Sudan who always been talking about good things about Ethiopia
    We all Ethiopians need to focus on North Sudan Politics …They’re the one giving ideas to destroy Ethiopia!
    North Sudan president doesn’t have no love for the people of Ethiopian beside spreading muslim religions everywhere for their advantages by destroying the South Sudan Christian people and Ethiopians.
    North Sudan need to focus on the future instead of looking for blood money from innocent people who are dying today.
    I love North Sudan because they’re our neighbour we should work together fight our enemies from outside trying to destroy East Africa.

    New world order giving the chance for this evil leaders to corrupt East Africa like North Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrean and Somalia which funded by America Al Quads, Saudi Arabia and those Chinese people………! They are trying to destroy Us SLOWLY they want our resources, Oils, land and Gold …..but Ethiopia never gonna give up fighting against this Evils…………..May God and Allah protect the Ethiopian AND East Africans! SOON WE WILL STAND FOR OUR FREEDOM TO FIGHT THIS EVILS………..The answer is to support the Amhara and Oromo people to bring Ethiopia back the way it was as one Nation!

  2. menethio

    January 14, 2014 at 5:20 am

    This should to be clear to the Sudanes parts that Ethiopian never admit any type of negotiation of Ethiopian land behind the door that is totally unacceptable.

    This type of dirty game never give peace and good stability between the two people in the future, the consequence will be very disaster morally, social and economically , so that is very recommendable to take out the hand from to the such low level presences of Sudanese government, in which this doesn’t keep the good principle and moral of the Sudanes people,,,

  3. Seifu Degefu

    January 14, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I do not agree any deal done between Sudan government and Ethiopian Government which has no probity and transparency. The contract is illegal because the representatives of the people of Ethiopia do not know it. Not discussed in parliament.So the contract is null and void.

    Please the people of Ethiopia be aware and do all what you can to stop this sale of real Estate.


  4. mossad

    January 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Tigre p liberation front is an occupying enemy force which is determined to stand against Ethiopian interest until , eventually, Ethiopia is totally weakened, divided and destroyed. This has been the strategy of Egypt for centuries.Tigre p liberation front has its head quarters still in Egypt, so has olf, oplf, and others.

    Egypt supports and encourages ethnic conflict in Ethiopia to make sure that the country is engaged in internal strife that it has no time or power to look after itself.

    The land deal between sudan and tigre p liberation front shows that they are truly executing the plan to destroy Ethiopia. Egypt is fully behind this plan. PEOPLE HAVE TO WAKE UPTO THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION AND ACT IN UNITY IF THEY WANT A COUNTRY CALLEED ETHIOPIA TO REMAIN FOR NEXT GENERATION.

  5. selam

    January 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    please liten Our voice

  6. Yemane

    January 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    To Sudan people: Listen carefully ….You don’t have to jeopardize Ethio=Sudanese relationship, I don’t support the agreement

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