Ethiopia: Dr. Berhanu Nega on ESAT TV
We got respect Dr. Birhanu
Respect Dr. Birhanu Nega!
Hi is the only one who is challenging Woyane, I wish we can get some more like Dr Birhanu.
I like the way Sisay puts his questions to his interviewees. He puts them ‘under the spotlight’. That is how it should be.A healthy journalism has that complexion. It is good to see that Sisay never pulls his punches. He should continue to be respectful to his guests but ‘grill’them in the interest of giving his viewers/audience maximum information. One can do that only when one does one’s homework properly, is articulate, has integrity and good memory.Sisay is all these things.
In my opinion, Dr Berhanu answers Sisay’s good questions satisfactorily.It is nice to see that he does not have an easy ride, though. As evidence of that, you can see Dr Berhanu pausing for thoughts here and there.
I think that the Doctor is right in arguing for a broad tent of the opposition. I also share his views about the need to expose and protest against the dangerous ‘hegemonic’ and nepotistic practice of TPLF. Under such practice, an increasingly growing number of ‘non-Tigrayans’ are getting more resentful about their being treated as second class citizens in their own country.
However, I am not entirely sure if I concur with him about the relationship which he insists of having with Isaias.
Has his group ever tried to maintain any contacts with the Eritrean democratic opposition rather than the dictator of Eritrea?
Woyane Accusation of Ginbot 7 Terrorist takes Meles Zenawi and his cronies no where. It is a thinly pretext of cracking down Opposition Political parties and dissent opposition political parties supporter and sympathizers across the country. Meles has been clinching on power since his dictatorial divisive and ethno-centric party ascended on power in 1991. Since then our people has been living in complete destitution and frustration. They[Meles Zenawi and his cronies plus quasi-EPRDF elements] have siphoned our country resources day in , day out for the past 20 years.
wat u tink.
Thanks ESAT for the thought provoking and inspiring interview with one of the few progressive, outspoken and upcoming Ethiopian opposition leader Dr. Birhanu Nega. I agree with him on most of his arguments about the current Ethiopian socio-political dynamics but I’ve a big reservation about his organization’s unholy alliance with one of world’s worst dictators Issays Afeworki who has been jailing, killing, starving, torturing, enslaving etc of his own citizens he claimed liberated after 30yrs of bloody war. I still don’t understand why G-7 with such high caliber politicians and well standardized democratic values works with one of the ruthless, criminal and isolated regimes in the world. I’m sure it’s not because of the ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ thing; it rather in my opinion would put G-7 in the bad guy list and eventually legitimize Ethiopia’s regime claim. I’m not a politician but my sixth sense tells me G-7’s association with Issays Afeworki is self destructive and has much more damage to the struggle in general and to G-7 party in particular.
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