Minilik -A Symbol of Hate that Overstayed in Ethiopia with Full Privilege and State Recognition that Must Fall

Minilik — A Symbol of Hate that Overstayed in Ethiopia with Full Privilege and State Recognition that Must Fall

Haacaalu Hundeessa spoke against the African Hitler, a slave trader and murderer rivaled only by king Leopold and Hitler for murdering black people in Ethiopia. He paid the ultimate sacrifice, assassinated by the last fascists in Africa and the entire world that promotes racial hierarchy among black people.

From North America to Europe, statues of slave traders and racists are taken down. This one in the heart of Addis Ababa, a statue of King Minilik stands tall, honored and applauded by prime minister abiy Ahmed. It is a statue of shame for black Africans of Ethiopia — a statue of slave trader, he used weapons provided by Europeans of colonial era to invade other Africans in Ethiopia and trade them as slaves or use them on their own ancestral lands as slaves. This is the shame of Ethiopia and Africa standing tall. Today, that narrative embraced by PM abiy costed life of a civil rights activist Haacaalu Hundeessa.

This controversial symbol of hate, fascism and intolerance of nations and nationalities in Ethiopia has been louded / embraced by prime minister Abiy Ahed, setting the tone for the toxic relationship among ethnic groups in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian state is established on the supremacy of Amhara and their values and complete eradication of any others. From land grab to elimination of people from federal work force, Ethiopia has remained hell on earth for 70% of the Ethiopian population based on race / ethnic affiliation.

His policy of intolerance and discrimination has reached a point in which Oromo students have been murdered in colleges and universities in the Amhara region. Farmers in Oromia and many other states have been murdered in their fields, their homes burnt, professors in colleges murdered through out the country.

The Oromos have been under occupation by 80,000 troops recently trained and released among civilians to rule by the power from their guns. They do anything with impunity, while the prime minister is downplaying the alarm raised by reputable human rights activists like amnesty international. This has the finger prints of abiy Ahmed from beginning to end.

This a watershed moment. The patience of Oromos waiting for reasonable accommodation in Ethiopia through democracy and justice, equality and tolerance is now completely exhausted. It’s a moment in history at which future generations look upto what would happen when the majority is discriminated and pushed by a minority, when settler mentality takes over and eradicated people from their land through land grab.

It’s all over and finished. Time has come to get rid of this her symbol and the toxic relation they buttress it.

Ballami Goona


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