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Dimtsi Woyane interview with Ambassador Seyoum .


Dimtsi Woyane interview with Former TPLF executive Leader and former Foreign Minster of Ethiopia and current Ambassador of Ethiopia to China. Tegadalay Seyoum reminisces about the last forty years of his splendid and worthy life as a Tegadalay and as a public figure. Ambassador Seyoum is one among the very few TPLF leaders who persevered and saw the triumph of the Tigrean struggle. He is also one among the very few who resigned from leadership role voluntary. [Aigaforum April 2013]
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Discussion on Ethiopian Origin Id Card.

(Aigaforum) March 16, 2013- Discussion with Councilor Estifanos from Ethiopian Embassy in Canada, Mulugeta from Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC and Guish former Embassy official in Ethiopian embassy Riyadh Saudi Arabia on the benefits of having an Ethiopian Origin Id Card and the Ethiopian law governing such arrangement. The interview was done at Dedebit online discussion forum(paltalk) - Marc 16, 2013
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Interview with Minister Abay Tsehaye.

(Aigaforum) May 19, 2012- In an online interview with gezategaru Minister Abay answered many questions in regard to the Growth and Transformation Plan(GTP), TPLF/EPRDF leadership transition and an assessment of current national security issues in a very thoughtful and candid manner. Ato Abay veteran and founder of TPLF has been a key player in Ethiopian politics ever since he was a young student at AAU. Today Ato Abay is leaving another key legacy to the coming generation by leading the development of key future economic sector! Ethiopia is indebted to Abay Tsehaye and we hope the coming generation and the current torch bearers will keep and build on the legacy Abay and others would be leaving!
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Contemporary Tigrean History in the eyes of veteran and former TPLF members.


Session #5
Interview with Aboy Sebhat on the occasion of the 37th lekatit 11 anniversary. Aboy Sebhat shared his views on a wide range of topics ranging from TPLF history to Axumite Empire as well as the one man government in Eritrea. (The audio quality is poor and we apologies!)
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Session#4
The significance of the TPLF cultural troupe to the success of the Tigrean struggle against Derge regime can not be told in a single interview or single volume. The troupe was all about what self reliance was all about. The artist, musicians and singers all home grown and using local instruments galvanized the people to support the struggle. Many have died fighting heroically and many have retired to private life after victory. Few from those with us today, Abebe, Shumuye, Fikre(Wedi Soboka) and Rishan were guest on an online discussion to share their experience and more on Jan 29, 2012.
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Session#3
Interview with Tewodros Hagos, current TPLF politburo member, on current events and the experiences gained during the armed struggle years that have become useful to govern Ethiopia today.   part I     part II

TPLF did not get where it is today as a successful political organization without tribulation and ups and downs. There were many events when its future looked bleak because of natural disaster and internal dissent among its leaders. One event that is talked about is the dissent of Gidey Zeratsion and Dr Aregawi Berhe, both founding members. Gidey Zeratison met an online audience to discuss why he left TPLF and his view of TPLF before the formation of MLLT and after.
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The other unsung heroes from the Tigrean struggle to defeat the derge regime of Ethiopia are the members of the Union of Tigreans in North America and Europe. Friends and supporters of TPLF as well as members of the Tigrean community in Diaspora met Ambassador Fesseha Asghedom, Ato Wahde Belay, Ato Oumar Mohamednur, and Ato Mulu Assefa, all veteran UTNA members, in an online discussion forum to learn more about the then UTNA!

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The dying extremists are trying to rewrite the splendid history of the Tigrean masses and TPLF using handful dubious characters. What the history of Tigrean masses and TPLF tell us is that TPLF victory became a reality due to the tenacity of the individual fighters. The heroes and heroines died knowing there will be millions of promise keepers left behind to keep their history intact. It is with that spirit Diaspora Tigreans and friends of the TPLF gather for online discussion to hear veteran TPLF fighters Bisrat Amare, Col Yitbarek Amare and Guish G/mariam share their experience. The discussion was centered on the book “finote Gedili” by Bisrat Amare. Jan 07, 2012

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BetreSeltan from VOA Tigrigna interview with Aboy Sibhat Nega and Dr Aregawi Berhe.
Aboy Sebhat and Dr Aregawi agreed on issues that pertains TPLF-EPLF military relationship but starkly differ on issues like MLLT and drought politics. Both were senior leaders in the organization early on but Dr Aregawi left the organization because of leadership schism while Aboy Sebhat stayed until TPLF/EPRDF triumphed over Derg and has effectively transferred his leadership role in the organization since.
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Betreseltan from VOA Tigrigna interview with ato Alem Biset from Tigrai regional government.

Betreseltan asked Ato Alem about the reported drought and malnutrition in Ethiopia. Ato Alem denied there is any drought specific related malnutrition but that the deep rooted poverty is still a problem in many ways in Tigrai!

Thank you VOA Tigrigna and thank you Betreseltan! We can only hope other regional governments will take matters in to their own hand and report of any danger caused by drought or otherwise! This will help in two ways: 1) if there is indeed drought that could cause famine down the road, people all over the world will be informed and lives will be saved by their donation and b) if the news is exaggerated or outright false, it will save many hearts from being heartbroken due to the dreadful news of famine that is being fanned by the lords of poverty.
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TPLF Stories Retold!!.

You want to know the secrets of TPLF success? You want to know a little about what courage is, what valor is and what "tsinat" means! If you do, listen to the following round table discussion with former members of TPLF. It will give you a window view in to the vast, rich yet magnificent history of the TPLF and the Tigrean people who successfully defeated one of the largest army in Africa! The discussion was recorded on the occasion of the 36th Lekatit 11 anniversary at Dedebit-meqalih online forum on Feb 20, 2011.
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Interview with Colonel Yitbarek Amare.

Col Yitbarek comments on current events and on former TPLF members in Diaspora who are badmouthing TPLF history.
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Interview with Colonel Yitbarek Amare.

Colonel Yitbarek disagreed and criticized Asgede for undermining TPLF’s history and for defaming the many heroic fighters and leaders of the TPLF. The colonel exposed many of Asgede’s false accounts, as an eye witness and as commander of TPLF regiment, who went to Sahel Eritrea to fight the Derge!
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Interview with Ato Besrat Amare on BBC falsified Story.

Ato Besrat was a former member of TPLF assigned to a much higher position than some of BBC sources for the now falsified story on the misuse of Aid grains some 25 years ago by TPLF. BBC could have asked people like Besrat all over the world to find out more on its regrettable story on Aid, but it did not. Shame Martin Plaut to have only one disgruntled source. Ato Besrat shared based on his experience how Aid was distributed and who in TPLF could be in a position to know of any “misuse”..
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