Amhara President: Tigrayans are Enemies of Ethiopia



The following quote, translated from Amharic, is attributable to Agegnehu Teshager, the President of the Regional State of Amhara. He said it in a televised address calling for the full mobilization of the Amhara people against what he called the “enemy of Ethiopia”.

We will not know rest until we have annihilated this enemy. This people (in reference to the people of Tigray) are enemies of the whole of Ethiopia. They are enemies of the Oromos; they are enemies of the Afars; they are enemies of the Gambellas; they are enemies of the Somalis.

Original video with subtitles:

This highly incendiary and arguably genocide-inciting remark comes after Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, accused Tigrayans of having betrayed and back-stabbed the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF). The Prime Minister has also recently said that Ethiopia was facing an enemy that he likened to an invasive weed or cancer. Although he stopped short of saying the words referred to Tigrayans, it is apparent he meant everyone who supports the Tigray Defense Forces – almost the entirety of Tigrayans. Following those remarks, hundreds of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia have been jailed; Tigrayan-owned businesses have been closed down; anti-Tigrayan rhetoric has been normalised.

Agegnehu’s condemnation of the people of Tigray as enemies of Ethiopia shouldn’t be dismissed as a slip of the tongue or an unfortunate use of bad language. Anyone who has been following events in Ethiopia will know that the remark is only official confirmation of the Tigrayans-are-our-enemy policy the Abiy regime has be executing against Tigrayans.


  1. bilen

    August 1, 2021 at 11:40 am

    The doctorate degree given to this musician and PHD held by Abiy is the same . They are nominal and superficial.

    አያት ቅድማያቶቻቹ በሚኒሊክና በሌሎችም መሳፍንት ተሸጠው ይኖሩበት የነበሩ ከተሞችና ግዛቶች የኛ ናቸው ብላቹ ስትፎክሩ የተለያዩ መጣጥፎችን በኪቹ ና በሌሎችም የኦሮሞ ሚዲያ ስትለጣጥፉ አመታት ተቆጠሩ፥፥ባንድ በኩል ከአቢይ ጎን ሆናቹ ወገኖቻችንን ተረሸኑ ስትሉን ከናንተው ጋር ስናዝን ከአብይና ከኢሳያስ ጋር ሆናቹ የራሳቹንና የትግራይ የቅማንትና የኢሮብ ሕዝቦችን ስትረሽኑ ስትደፍሩና የእምነት ተቅዋማትና ቅርሶችን ስታቃጥሉ ትታያላቹ፦፦የብልፅግና ወታደር የሚባው ከዘጠና ፐርሰት በላይ እኮ ኦሮሞና ሕዝብ ነው፥፥ነፃ ያወጣችሁን ሕዝብ በቋንቋቹ እንድትናገሩና ከራሱ ጋር ስልጣን አካፍሎ የሾማቹሁን ትግራዋይን ልትጨፈጭፉ የዘመታችሁት እኮ እናንተ ናቹ፥፥ከኦነግና ከሌሎችም ጋር ሆናቹ ሕዝብን የምትጨፈጭፉ እናንተ ናቹ፥፥ከሁሉም ጋር አላቹ፥ ከአቢይ ከኦነግ ከተጎጅዎች ጋር ሆናቹሁም ድምፃችን ይሰማ ስትሉም ትሰማላቹ፥፥አፋር የገባችሁት እኮ ለአማራ ሳይሆን ትግራይን ወራቹ የኛ መሬት ነው ስትሉት የነበረ ራያና ቆቦ ብቻ ሳይሆን መቀሌ ኮ የኦሮሚኛ ቃል ነው ስለሆነም የኦሮሚያ ክልል አካል እናረገዋል ስትሉን ቆይታቹሃል፥፥ማል ጎደኒ አልተሳካም፥፥ተስፋፊ ወያኔየምትሉት ትግራዋይ ትምህርት ቤት ከፍቶ አስተምሯችኋል፥በየቃልቻና ዛር ቤት ለህክምና ስትሄዱ የነበራቹ ሁሉ አስተምሮ ሆስፒታል አገልጋይና ተጠቃሚ አርጓችኋል፥፥ በአንፃራዊ ከቅድመ ሕውሓት የነበረው የወንጀል መጠንም በኦሮሚያ ቀንሷል፥፥ቀድሞ በኢትዮጵያ ነፍሷን ይረማውና ከፍተኛው የወነጀል ቁጥር የተመዘገበው ይኸው በተለምዶ አሁን የኦሮሚያ ክልል ተብሎ በሚጠራው ውሥጥ ነው፥፥ሕውሓትን በጥቅሉ ትራግዋይን አመስግኑ፥፥አፍሪካውያን ተገደው ና ታስረው ይኖሩበት የነበረ የአሜሪካና የአውሮውያንን መሬት አሁን ልጆቻቸው የኛነው ብለው መውረር ብቻ ይሆን የኛ ነው በማለት ጥያቄም ማንሳት እንደማይችሉ ሁሉ ኦሮሞም ቆቦና ራያ መቀሌና ሌሎችን ከተሞችንና ወረዳዎችን የኛናቸው ማለት አትችሉም ፥የናንተ አይደሉም ቀድሞውንም በአሠሪዎቻቹ ለሥራ ነው የገባችሁት፥፥ሌላው ብሔረሰብ እንደዛው፥፥ሚኖሶታና ደቡብ አፍሪካ ብሎም ኬኒያ ሂዳቹ ተመሳሳይ ጥያቄ ልታነሱ አትችሉም አይባልም፤፤አሁም ብዙ ኦሮሞዎች በአሪሜካ አሉ ልጆቻቹ ወደ ፊት እንደናንተ የኛ ናት ይሉ ይሆን ለግዜ እንተውውውውውውውው crazy Kichuu editors and journalists do cry out loud in the same manner everyday . Abba Solan, Obbo Irkooo, Ibrahim ???

    Oromo people were held and sold by Menilik and lived in various towns and countries, and the current Oromos lay claim to towns in Tigray, Wollo etc Do you think your children will occupy and annexe your current residential cities ( of US and EU)to Amhara and Oromia ?

  2. Statement AmaroTigray liberation front

    July 31, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Deara Oromo intelektuals

    Thancks to TPLF,People of Tigray, you are now able to experess yurselves in a foreign tongue , but I curse those days on your behalf when you were ashamed of speaking with your own langage. What Abbo IRkoo, Abba Salon and Obbo Ibrahim Hassen Gagale look like a statement declared by the entire Oromo Liberation league and Parties kolectivalley. How come your right dawn and respondde to oe person like that. I am humbled and felt supperrior to you when I read a leter like that to me.
    Who wrottite it dawn to you Obbo Irkoo? I believe it was written Obbo Tsegaye Ararsa , or some other erudite among Oromos. I assure yo it is not you ignorant man . How long did you spent in schoools and lived in englich speakingge cowntry ?? I knew many oromos lectureres who cannot even speak and right a single sentence without an enorous and nasty error !!!
    Thanks to TPLF you are now able to speak a bit of englsh and hold masters phds etc many of you were cursed to stay 11gradeer for decades and work as guardman in private amhara landlords for your enture life. yoiu were going to witchmen and voodoos to plead for healing and get your problems solved. Now TPLF introduced you to modern hospitals instead of የመንደር ጠንቋይ ሂዳቹ ጎፍታ ኪያ ማሎ ማሎ ከማለት ሆስፒታል ሄዳቹ እድከሙ እድሉን አገኛቹ፥፥የትግራይና አማራን ሕዝብ አመስግኑ ስትሳደብ መልሶ ወዳንተ እንደሚፈናጠር አስም ማሰቢያህ የሚሰራ ከሆነ: We thought you to lead a decent life and eanjoy enjeraa you claim you migranted from Saudi Arabia why donot you go there ? We didn’t evan now that there is “spell cheker website ” it is you who tell could send us the link ? does someone showed you when you were unable to write “Onomatopoeia” “Acquiesce”, “Scurrilous” we know all your dizaertaion and thesis was written by someonelese or purchased at shop kwown to retail academic papers . You and Abiy amhed, afrucan genoiciders of orom origin, are nominal intelektuals. What did you do for your people with your phd and msters ? apart from bragging and inciting violence and massacring people you are usless to oromos.
    you are consuming with multipe knives: some of you oromos massacre Amhara, Somalia , Tigray along with Abiy and Eritreans, your masters, and hundreds of thousands of Oromo soldiers were sent to Tigray and Afar to expand your territory and capture Kobo, Raya and Mekelle. Many of the Abiy Army belong to Oromos; And you claim to be massacred while massacring our people. I read many of your articles by your expansonsits who claim most part of Tigray, Wollo and north shoa belong to Oromia. If you are successful you want control the entire Tigray but luckily defeated by galant and indomitable TDF.Since Emperor Hailesillasie and until derge regime the highest crime rate i the holy land of Ethiopia is in Oromia. Bcause you taught to your ordinary people corruption, theft, killings , etc
    Donot brag here but you could conformt yourself telling that Abiy the globally known multi degree murderer , genocider, rapist and destroyed a couwntry with over 30000 years history come from , Jimma, Oromia. You must overthrow and uprooted him because he is a weed and cancer eating out the people who lived for centuries in harmony. We never had people to people hostility in our history but your people who sowed, cultivated and promoted it. Stop Killing Amhara, Tigray and other nations . Why dodnot you go and raise cliams to own land in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Afriuca, Lybia, egypt , US etc because your people were living in all those countries long time ago and some may still be discovered there . I read your article writen to claim KObo, Raya, Mekkele to be the land of Oromia. As you stated” you find a letter in US written by Aste Yohaness attesting the fakkt that Oromos were in Tigray . They were sold by local rulers as slaves to work in Tigray as they were sent to certain african cowntries as slaves.

    you claim “TPLF’s Expansionist, Murderous Agenda AND the Agenda of the Nefxagna Amhara Elites which the TPLF is vying to REPLACE,Sidama, the Somalis, the Afars, the Rendille, the Wolayitas, the Kembatas, so on and so forth, than with you” We donot need ties with ignorant men like you !!it is you known for expansion and claiming everything to be yours , TIgray, Amhara region and even including Minnesota . I read your article writen to claim KObo, Raya, Mekkele to be the land of Oromia. As you stated” you find a letter in US written by Aste Yohaness attesting the fakkt that Oromos were in Tigray . They were sold by local rulers as slaves to work in Tigray as they were sent to certain african cowntries as slaves. How come a migrant claim to own a land after hundred years in a land where his ancestors were living as day laborers and slaves ? Are you reminding your descedants to cliam a land or even march to capture a land in US, UK, etc in the future , perhaps after 200 years ? Yo could write a book to remind your people to go t o any other country where you are living now !! it is the same way that you are claiming tha land in Amhara, Tigray and land in ,Sidama, the Somalis, the Afars, the Rendille, the Wolayitas, the Kembatas, by saying you have teh same blood with these people. What were you doing when over 500 million Oromos were considered as minorities and ashmaed of speaking your langage ? It is te People of Tigray who emanicipated you from Derge regime , sent you to school, open hospitals instead of wichtes , voodoos etc You must bless TPLF, son of Tigray, and people ofg Tigray. You are killing Tegarus with Abiy and killing Amhara and other etnics with OLA : eating with multiple knives !!Goood luck

  3. Rut

    July 26, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    They have been declared goncid on the people of Tigray, so please we need to stop them and goncid.

  4. Awet

    July 25, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Really tigray genocide

  5. Amaha Gebre

    July 25, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    UN Security Council take action!
    War crime against Tigray!

  6. Amaha Gebre

    July 25, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    War crime against Tigray!!

  7. Lily Kebede

    July 25, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Stop killing Tigray, Stop Genocide

    • Melaku

      August 29, 2021 at 9:49 pm

      He said TPLF is an enemy of Amhara people. TPLF an ethnic based political organization who’s known for his terrorism. And that doesn’t represent tigray people

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