01 May 2009 — Dr. Berhanu Nega, leader of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy will be traveling to Europe by the end of this month for talks with top level European authorities.
Talks with Dr. Berhanu have been scheduled in France, Norway, Brussels, Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands. He will also meet Ethiopians in European cities to discuss on current issue. Details of the tour will be posted soon.
The alarming situation in Ethiopia is creating a serious concern among the governments of western countries. Our source said that the US state department has contacted Dr. Berhanu last week to discuss the current turmoil in the country. The British authorities have also contacted Ato Andargachew Tsege for similar talks.
Chaos with in the army
The turmoil and chaos within Zenawi’s army is extremely threatening as the regime is in a business of ethnic cleansing within the army.
“The situation is very tense mainly among the high ranking stuffs of the army”, our source said. “It is making the regime more panicky and take desperate actions.”
According to the source, the TPLF leadership has recently decided to avoid the existing handful of non-Tigrean officials from high post in the army. Most Ethnic Oromos of high ranking army officials have been cracked after the May 2005 elections for airing their grievances.
The Amharas are targeted this time, who are suspected of threats to the system.
The removal of suspects with in the army is very systematic. Some suspects were set to non-active (to stay at home) with full salary paid. Other army officers were told to study at university regardless of their low educational background. The rest are labeled as members of the ‘illegal’ Ginbot 7 movements.
The later are being arrested for coup plot.