It is time to regroup and stand together as one people,the people of Ethiopian. What ethnic apartheid regime of the TPLF has been doing has now been revealed to the world, which is to our advantage; yet, it is not the “world” who will bring freedom, peace, justice and democracy to Ethiopia, but us, the Ethiopian people.
It is time to advance a people-to-people movement that will build a road to effective collaboration. We certainly can come up with some overarching goals and values upon which to agree that rise above personal, political, regional or ethnic agendas. Even though the TPLF/EPRDF has the guns, we have the people. They don’t have enough guns to kill all of us.
If we do not regroup and collaborate, then we deserve what we have. The time for blaming is not now. Enough is enough!
I am not talking about ethnic apartheid regime now, I am talking about how each of us must start cleansing ourselves of wrongful attitudes, of ethnic hatred, of divisions and of those attitudes that interfere with building a new country where humanity comes before ethnicity or any other distinctions and where we care about the well-being of all our citizens for “no one will be free until all are free!”
It is on such a firm foundation of respect for the God-given rights of all our Ethiopian people that we can finally find success in dealing with the ethnic apartheid regime.
May God help us and give us the knowledge to see that we are all family—the family of Ethiopia. Let us rise up together for such a time as this!
Three of the world’s top marathon runners will compete against each other for the first time when Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele takes on Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang at the 2017 Berlin marathon on Sept. 24. Olympic champion Kipchoge, who has the third-fastest personal best official time of two hours, three minutes and five seconds, is keen to break the two-hour barrier and set a world record. The 32-year-old came close during the Nike Breaking2 project, when he missed out by 24 seconds at Monza, though his time is not an official world record due to aspects of the event not satisfying IAAF criteria. displayAdvert("mpu_3") It’s a dream match-up. It’s not often that the three strongest marathon men in the world race each other. Compatriot Kipsang set a new mark at Berlin in 2013 but his time of 2:03:23 was beaten a year later by Dennis Kimetto, who currently holds the record with a time of 2:02:57. Three-time Olympic champion Bekele, who started running marathon events in 2014, also came close to breaking the record in Berlin last year but lost out by six seconds, after being hindered by muscle problems. The 35-year-old is regarded as one of the best runners