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Ethiopia – A New Beginning … or More of the Same? – KGNU – Hemispheres interviews Nebiyu Asfaw. Tuesday, November 22, 2022 @ 6-7 pm Mountain States Time

November 19, 2022

Taste of Colorado. August 2019.

On Tuesday, November 22 from 6-7 pm, KGNU continues with its series “Colorado and the Horn of Africa” bringing back Nebiyu Asfaw of Colorado’s Ethiopian Community to speak about the peace agreement signed recently in South Africa between the Addis Ababa government of Abiy Ahmed and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

The agreement came as Ethiopian government forces were closing in on the TPLF stronghold of Mekelle in Tigray Province. During this armed conflict in which the TPLF attempted to overthrow the Addis government, the U.S. State Department as well as the mainstream media in the USA  presented a distorted narrative of the unfolding events. The TPLF was little more than Washington’s proxy in the Horn – no more, no less. As the two year war appears to have come to and, questions remain about Ethiopia’s future and that of the broader Horn of Africa and what has been an apparent zigzag in U.S. policy toward Ethiopia, long a key U.S. ally in the Horn, but now the two countries appear to be heading in different directions.

Nebiyu Asfaw, of Colorado’s Ethiopian Community and frequently a spokesperson for that community, appeared on KGNU a year ago and gave an excellent presentation. We bring him back for a return act. He is a co-founder of the Taste of Ethiopia – an annual summer event which brings people from all over the Horn of Africa in the tens of thousands in a weekend of culture, food, history both of Ethiopian and the Ethiopian Community in Colorado, today by some estimates more than 35,000 in the Denver-Aurora area.

This program is produced by Jim Nelson and Rob Prince

An audio of the interview will be provided, technical glitches aside, in a day or two. In fact, here it is – just hot off the press

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Yared permalink
    January 14, 2023 5:37 pm

    what’s the basis for your assertion that TPLF was a US backed proxy? what do you make of Abiy’s relationship to the West – a man who was quoted saying he would “fight and die for America.” thanks.

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