Ethiopia:The closest thing to Hell on Earth

Famine and Meles Zenawi’s Ethnic Apartheid Policy

In 1984, the secessionist Tigre Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) tribal rebel group led by Meles Zenawi caused the death of millions Ethiopians in Wollo and Tigray.

Now 25 years after that tragedy and disaster, the tribal junta has managed to institute ethnic apartheid policies to discriminate against the Oromos, Amharas and other Ethiopians. In so doing it shifted the famine from Northern Ethiopia to Central, Southern, Eastern and Western Ethiopia—-making Ethiopia yet again the closest thing to hell on Earth.

The Western Countries and International Financial Institutions must stop providing financial, political and above all military aid to the minority ethnic regime of Meles Zenawi in order to end famine and continuing humanitarian catastrophe in Ethiopia.

Twenty-five years ago this week, Michael Buerk of the BBC filed the following report from Ethiopia, which is described as “by far the most influential pieces of television ever broadcast”, about the Great Famine of Ethiopia. It is estimated that more than 1 million people died in Ethiopia and present-day Eritrea. For much of the world, Ethiopia has become a byword for famine and suffering to this day.

25 years later, Ethiopia faces yet another famine where more than 13 million people need food aid. The government denies the number and says 6.2-million people will need emergency food. According to VOA news, a third year of poor rains has played havoc with Ethiopia’s ability to feed itself. The government estimates 6.2-million people will need emergency food aid within the next few months. Another 7.5-million chronically food-insecure Ethiopians receive assistance through a largely U.S.-funded program known as the Productive Safety Net.

Some observers have lumped the figures together to say 13.7-million people, or nearly one in six Ethiopians is in need of food aid. But Ethiopia has objected, saying safety net beneficiaries are not emergency cases.

What is in no doubt is, 25 years after a million people died of starvation, Ethiopia still can not feed itself.

Watch the video from 1984 and have your say.


People are Starving, The Tyrant denies it. Now, in the 21st century.

Source : Nazret.com

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