Interview with Ahmed Nasir, President of the Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State


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24 Responses

  1. Alegnta says:

    Dear Dawit,

    Nice interview.

    However, there has been a rapidly evolving news regarding the illegal storming of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC that I would have expected to be covered by Awramba Times. Could you please feature this strategy by G7 and some individuals in the Diaspora for your readership to debate/discuss it?



    • Tesfalehulum says:


      Is Girma Biru himself legal?…is the leadership he represents legal ?…or is it a regime clinched to power by a gun?….do you think woyane is elected by the people amassing 99% of the vote ??…..kkkkk…..who give the mandate for woyane to modify the national flag ??…..whose money built the embassy building and paying the staffs salary??…so who is illegal ??
      Anyway, more to come….crooks like you and your likes, woyane mafiosis gangs, are rejected by the majority….the people anger is boiling everywhere…’s only a matter of time ….you’ll be comsumed….
      God bless Ethiopia.
      Racists and looters are doomed!

      • TAMRAT says:

        Hi Tesfalehulum
        Could you please enlighten us after destroying Woyane who is going to lead the nation and what kind of a system is going to be ??
        Then I will give you my two cents opinion

        • Tesfalehulum says:


          We need a system free from ethnic/tribal driven fake federal system. In a country where 99% of the military generals and 99% of crucial government posts held by one tribe is tribalism not federalism. The economy is controlled by a few elites from one tribal group, a looting mafisosis woyane gangs.
          I have no objection on democratic federalism where justice, good governance, free and fair elections and respect for fundamental human and democratic rights respected. In woyane Federalism, for instance, Anuaks in Gambela lost 90% of their land ownership and many become homeless and displaced including the recent genocide. The saddest part is, their land is leased for Indians, Arabs, and TPLF elite generals. Many ethnic Amharas also forcefully displaced from those areas and scores murdered. You can visit AEUP office in Addis Ababa right now to learn from the victims sheltered there. I cited this recent case but there are hundreds similar cases where thousands evicted and murdered across the country without due of law. The system is Ethiopia is absolute dictatorship/tribalism where the system as a whole is controlled by the racist/looter woyane gangs and its collaborators. However, as history proves this will not sustain long. No where in the world minorities succeed in ruling the majority by iron fist. It is only a matter of time.

          • Tamrat says:

            Dear Tesfalehulum
            You haven’t answered my question yet; please re-read it try to understand and answer it just your hate of woyane is not an answer
            I don’t think you understand what tribalism means check it on Webster dictionary, You just have allegations and politics shouldn’t be driven by hate and allegations be smart

    • Ermi says:

      Yeah, it has been covered by the news outlets as expected. The Dedebit diplomat(Solomon) who was brandishing a hand gun and later fired few shots had been ordered to leave the US within 48 hours. He is confirmed to be boarded Ethiopian. Awramba Times will hopefully cover the hero’s welcome awaiting the deported terrorist at Bole international airport.

      Peace to all but woyanes!


      • Alegnta says:

        We need a civilized debate. The action of the handful of menacing and threatening individuals, sent by G7 and Esat is nothing short of criminal! They invaded the personal space of the guard who was forced to fire shots in self-defence. It was clear to see to all witnessed the video footage. Many are disgusted by this act of insult to our national flag. If they want to fight why don’t they challenge by either a legitimate means exercising their right as an opposition or going to the mountains if they so wish. Embassy space is sacred and and has diplomatic immunity. Had the guard injured any of these hooligans he wouldn’t have been legally responsible. Please stop intimidating diplomats and embarrassing your selves and your country. If you want to protest peacefully you have to observe due procedures – getting prior permission and acceptable conduct. Otherwise, these hooligans will be prosecuted and next time they try to force their way to the embassy the full weight of the law will impact on them. What is remarkable is the speed to blame the guard when the aggressors clearly were the hooligans that entered the compound illegally! This was clear to see to any decent person looking at the video footage and yet the headlines sent to the various newscasters by Esat was “the guard detained …” which is a complete lie! The guard was not arrested or deported! When is Esat going to stop lying!? You can never win the Ethiopian peoples by lies!

        Ethiopia is by no means perfect but no one can deny the country has advanced in all spheres over the past decade. Why can’t you accept this unfolding reality – Obama does – the whole World does! Our various nationalities have been empowered and there is no way back to the old ways!! Meles Zenawi and HM Desalegn have taken the country to greater heights although I believe the best is yet to come! The country and its people have palpable confidence – we are no longer the famine stricken country, and if the current trajectory continues our beloved nation will become a middle income country with significant advances in health outcomes (e.g. child and maternal mortality), education, power generation and developed infrastructure in the next decade! True, we have many challenges including corruption but I believe if we are united we could make Ethiopia once again GREAT! Ermi and Tesfalehulum – I have no personal animosity towards you – but please argue robustly instead of insults that only undermine your intelligence and integrity.

        Peace to all. Ethiopia shall claim its past greatness (Axum, Lallibela, Gondar, the country of the brave, the country of heroes such as Abebe Bekilla and Haile Gebre- Sellassie) with the collective will of its people and G7 losers or any one else will not stop this remarkable trajectory!

        • Ermi says:

          The video footage shows that the people entering the embassy were peaceful and did not threaten anyone. They were just expressing their grievances verbally. They have the right to enter this public property. The embassy is not a private property as you tried to portrait it. Had the dedebit diplomats brain and felt threatened, they should have called 911. Instead, they resorted to the rule of the jungle.

          The denying of the deportation of the terrorist will be proven soon the same way the Meles’ death was. Did you remember that the dedbit woyanes denied his death for several months before they admitted.

          Your claim of growth and development is noting more than fake hope. Show as the fruits of the planted trees, rather than telling us day in day out about new planting here and there.
          Electric coverage is still under 10%; its reliability is zero. Frequent blackouts are the sign of economic decline and bad governance.

          Peace to all but Woyanes!


          • tamrat says:

            Dear Ermi
            You are absolutely wrong the Embassy compound is not public property it is a private property of the government of Ethiopia giving public service to his citizens. Even in a public area nobody is allowed to make a protest full of violence and trespassing property you have to follow the rule of law.
            If you think Embassy compounds are public property go and try other embassies and you will see what the result will be tell them it is a public property and you want to dance. Please understand what you are talking about before you put your fingers on the key board

          • Alula says:

            ውሾች በጮሁ ቁጥር ለውሾ ጊዜ ማባከን ተገቢ ነው ብለህ ነው? ውሾቹ መጮህ ከጀመሩ ግመሏ ደግሞ ጉዞዋን ከጀመረች ይኸው 40 ዓመት’ኮ ሆኗል!እሳት ጎርሰው በገጠሙ ጊዜ ውሾቹ እግራቸው ጀሯቸውን እስኪነካ ድረስ ሮጠው ሱዳን ገቡ፣ በ97 ምርጫ ብለው ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ምንም የያዙት ሳይኖር በቀለም ኣብዮት ተከናንበው መጡ ሆኖም ግን ሲፈተሹ እኳን ለኢትዮጵያ ለመሰረቱት የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ የሚሆን ምንም እንደለላቸውና ባዶ እንደሆኑ ፀሃይ የሞቀው… ሆነዋል፣ኣመላቸው ስለሆነ ምንም ሳይሆኑ ዝም ብለው ነው የሚጮሁት! ስለሆነም ዳዊት ዌብ ፔጁን እንዳይቆሽሽበት መሰለኝ የተዋቸው! ደግሞስ ዳዊት ደስያለው ቢጥፍና ያላለውን ቢተው ምን ከበደህ? በንብረቱ! የሆነ የሚታይ ነገር ቢኖራቸው እኮ ብዙ ሰው ይደግፉቸው ነበር!ኧረ ኣሁንስ ቢያፍሩ ይሻላቸው ነበረ! እነ ቴድሮስ፣ዮሃንስ…ወዋለልኝ፣ጥላሁን… የመሰሉ ጀግኖች የወለደች ኣገር እነዚህ ማፈርያዎች መዉዷ ነው የሚያሳዝነው!

    • Alula says:


      ውሾች በጮሁ ቁጥር ለውሾ ጊዜ ማባከን ተገቢ ነው ብለህ ነው? ውሾቹ መጮህ ከጀመሩ ግመሏ ደግሞ ጉዞዋን ከጀመረች ይኸው 40 ዓመት’ኮ ሆኗል!እሳት ጎርሰው በገጠሙ ጊዜ ውሾቹ እግራቸው ጀሯቸውን እስኪነካ ድረስ ሮጠው ሱዳን ገቡ፣ በ97 ምርጫ ብለው ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ምንም የያዙት ሳይኖር በቀለም ኣብዮት ተከናንበው መጡ ሆኖም ግን ሲፈተሹ እኳን ለኢትዮጵያ ለመሰረቱት የፖለቲካ ፓርቲ የሚሆን ምንም እንደለላቸውና ባዶ እንደሆኑ ፀሃይ የሞቀው… ሆነዋል፣ኣመላቸው ስለሆነ ምንም ሳይሆኑ ዝም ብለው ነው የሚጮሁት! ስለሆነም ዳዊት ዌብ ፔጁን እንዳይቆሽሽበት መሰለኝ የተዋቸው! ደግሞስ ዳዊት ደስያለው ቢጥፍና ያላለውን ቢተው ምን ከበደህ? በንብረቱ! የሆነ የሚታይ ነገር ቢኖራቸው እኮ ብዙ ሰው ይደግፉቸው ነበር!ኧረ ኣሁንስ ቢያፍሩ ይሻላቸው ነበረ! እነ ቴድሮስ፣ዮሃንስ…ወዋለልኝ፣ጥላሁን… የመሰሉ ጀግኖች የወለደች ኣገር እነዚህ ማፈርያዎች መዉዷ ነው የሚያሳዝነው!

  2. djotte says:

    The barta people of the region lovely people i grew among them i know their language and their welcoming culture even though i’m away for a long time,the love and respect i have for berta people is great and all ways in my hart and mind.

    • Ermi says:

      The President is charismatic and sounds honest. I hope he will last. I think his character is the reflection of his people.

      Allah be with you and protect you from the dedeb morons, Ahmed Nasir.

      Peace to all but woyanes!


  3. agere says:

    The president is completely himself, no sign of pretension at all.
    One of the leaders of the Ethiopian Federation.

  4. በለው ! says:

    አዎን ሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያ የባሕል የሃይማኖት የአብሮ መኖር ተምሳሌት ናት!”አግዝሐብሔር እንጂ ሰው አይገድልህም!”ከዚያው ህዝብ የወጣ ያንኑ ሕዝብ ለመገልገል የተማረና የተሰየመ ትምህርቱንና ሥራውን የሚለካለት የሚመሰክርለትና ከጎኑ የሚቆምለት ያው ህዝብ ነው። ሕዝቡን የሚያከብር የሚወድ እራሱን የማያከብድ/የማያቀል ሁልግዜም የተወለደበትንና ያደገበትን አካባባና ሕዝብ ከመሰለ በደስታ በኩራት ይንቀሳቀሳል። ይህ ለሁሉም በሁሉም አካባቢ ሊለመድ ይገባል የውስጥ ክፋት፣ ጠባብነት፣ በትምኪትና በትቢት የተወጠረ የነበረበትን የድህንት ዘመንና ወገኑን የዘነጋ ዘመናይ…ኑሮው የዛፍ ላይ እንቅልፍ ሆኖ፣ ጥላውን እየፈራ ሥጋ በልቶ በሥጋት ያልቃል፤ ዕድሜውም አጭር ነው። ለግለሰቡና ለማኀበረሰቡ መልካም ግዜ ጥሩ የማስተማሪያ ዘገባ ነው በቸር ይግጠመን።

  5. kebrom says:

    AWTs! Woyne!! yachin yemeselech AWTs endew endih prostitute hona tiker?? Sint tililik guday endalastenagedech endih ye tela bet were lakemi hona kerech.

    Am not talking about the above interview, rather the upside down fall of AWTs. We encouraged dawit to escape the fatigue and frustration he might have with diaspora and bring back AWTs to its original status. But he either failed (may be the license is over taken by tplf) or he may be confused /frustrated. But he can work another thing, totally leave out journalism. For the current case, i think we have Addis Zemen, and he shouldn’t eat our time.

  6. Ato Gergud says:

    Ato Keros from 9th st

    Where is your weekly update certainly it was a week of great news both in New York and Washington which doesn’t include the embassy vandilism i want to hear what you have to say about it

    Thank you have a great week

  7. billfree says:

    Since awrambatimes stopped reporting interesting issues, let me tell you some thing important:
    Mickael Dino who is the columnist of the famous Ethiopian Magazine named FACT mocked Dawit kebede.
    please read it.

  8. Michael says:

    After the president heard that Haramaya University got bombed by terrorists he decided never to set foot at his old school.

  9. mamush says:

    @Alegnta, TAMRAT, Alula
    Whatever political differences I have with you I respect your positive attitudes towards your beloved country once synonymous with poverty, peace and strong economic management have turned the nation around. Don’t expect good words from evil mind.
    @ Tesfabislehulum, Ermi et al… to all Ginbot 7 cadres
    I am proud to be one of the Renaissance Generation of Ethiopia; I don’t to waste my time in responding to the comments of nonsense generation of toxic Diaspora-the moron economic immigrants Washington based worms who sent Congratulatory message for Al-Shabaab’s alleged killing of Ethiopian soldiers in Somalia. You are working to block the enthusiasm of Renaissance generation with no avail.
    “dare to know,” arguing that it was not only a civic but also a moral duty to exercise the fundamental freedoms of thought and expression.
    Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.
    Through laziness and cowardice a large part of your kind, even after nature have freed you from alien guidance, gladly remain immature. It is because of laziness and cowardice that it is so easy for others to usurp the role of guardians.
    It is difficult for the isolated individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost natural for him. He has even become fond of it and for the time being is incapable of employing his own intelligence, because he has never been allowed to make the attempt. Statutes and formulas, these mechanical tools of a serviceable use, or rather misuse, of his natural faculties, are the ankle-chains of a continuous immaturity. Whoever threw it off would make an uncertain jump over the smallest trench because he is not accustomed to such free movement. Therefore there are only a few who have pursued a firm path and have succeeded in escaping from immaturity by their own cultivation of the mind.

    But it is more nearly possible for a public to enlighten itself: this is even inescapable if only the public is given its freedom. For there will always be some people who think for themselves, even among the self-appointed guardians of the great mass who, after having thrown off the yoke of immaturity themselves, will spread about them the spirit of a reasonable estimate of their own value and of the need for every man to think for himself. It is strange that the very public, which had previously been put under this yoke by the guardians, forces the guardians thereafter to keep it there if it is stirred up by a few of its guardians who are themselves incapable of all enlightenment. It is thus very harmful to plant prejudices, because they come back to plague those very people who themselves (or whose predecessors) have been the originators of these prejudices. Therefore a public can only arrive at enlightenment slowly. Through revolution, the abandonment of personal despotism may be engendered and the end of profit-seeking and domineering oppression may occur, but never a true reform of the state of mind. Instead, new prejudices, just like the old ones, will serve as the guiding reins of the great, unthinking mass.
    All that is required for this enlightenment is freedom; and particularly the least harmful of all that may be called freedom, namely, the freedom for man to make public use of his reason in all matters.
    An insult is an expression, statement (or sometimes behavior) which is disrespectful or scornful. Insults (sometimes called “cracks” “remarks” or one-liners) may be intentional or accidental. An insult may be factual, but at the same time pejorative, such as the word “inbred”.
    Lacan considered insults a primary form of social interaction, central to the imaginary order – ‘a situation that is symbolized in the “Yah-boo, so are you” of the transitivist quarrel, the original form of aggressive communication’.
    I am sure that you have been salivating for political power throughout your life; what will you do for Ethiopia when you come to power? You know nothing except insulting. Is that the way your living dead masters thought you? Ignorance and backwardness is nothing but insulting oneself.

    Have you ever written any evidential-based comment in your life since before and after your defeat to decay in 1991? Why you didn’t prefer suicide to humiliating captivity? You are always against Ethiopian development, culture, religion, politics …etc. When will you stop distorting facts with your hatred infested brain? You are so pathetic and you are a shameless liar on this website.
    You are mounting the chronic hatreds you had sown in Ethiopia before 23 years which will take decades to heal. You bloody racist mercenary Diasporamade Nazi group.

  10. solomon says:

    Ahmedey , I am so glad to see you as is, you reminded me of Alemaya, you would be a good example of the so called “officials” they should learn from you how to be sincere and straight shooter , way to go Ahmedo!! 🙂

  11. selemon says:

    በመግቢያ ሙዚቃ ላይ ደጋግመህ ያሳየኸው ሪዛም ሰውዬ የትግራይ ሰው ነው፤
    ይህን ያረግኸው የቤኒሻንጉልን ሃብት የሚጠቀሙ የትግራይ ሰዎች እንጂ
    ጉሙዞች አይደሉምና ለማታለል ነው። የጉሙዝ ፕሬዚዳንት አድር ባይ ነው፣
    የሚያዋጣውን ያውቃል።

  12. selemon says:

    መግቢያው በትግራይ ሴቶች መጀመሩ ያንተን
    አታላይነት ይገልጣል። ካንተ በስተቀር ሰው
    ሁሉ ጅል ይመስልህ እንደሆነ ጅሉስ አንተ
    ነህ። መጀመር የነበረብህ በአገሬው ሕዝብ ነው።

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