Jul 022011

Are­gawi Berhe (PhD) is one of the founders of the Tigray People’s Lib­er­a­tion Front (TPLF). He and six other friends formed the TPLF in Feb­ru­ary 1975. He was the mil­i­tary com­man­der of the move­ment. In the mid 80s he broke with the orga­ni­za­tion when the cur­rent Prime Min­is­ter Mr Meles Zenawi was dom­i­nat­ing the party. Are­gawi stud­ied polit­i­cal sci­ence at the Addis Ababa Uni­ver­sity before join­ing the rebel move­ment.  He is a reg­u­lar speaker on cur­rent polit­i­cal issues in Ethiopia.

The father of two, he lives in the Dutch town of The Hague. Recently he held an exten­sive inter­view with the Ethiopian Satel­lite Tele­vi­sion (ESAT) in a wide range of issues. Here is the inter­view con­ducted by ESAT‘s Wash­ing­ton DC bureau cor­re­spon­dent Sisay Agena.

  10 Responses to “ESAT interview with Dr Aregawi Berhe (video)”

  1. does any­body have a clue if Are­gawi is teach­ing. the guy knows well about all politics.i think he should share this on a more reg­u­lar basis

  2. What is his phd on. Was it pol­i­tics, his­tory or what. The inter­view doesn’t give much on his background.

  3. Jemil why does his phd mat­ter to you. Just lis­ten to what he has to say and you can even dis­agree. Hon­estly I don’t see the rel­e­vance of his phd to the story he is explaining

  4. per­son­ally i dont believe any of them. how can you prove wherthe they are speak­ing the truth. And that jour­nal­ist was not there dur­ing the fight. he propably shouldn’t have done the inter­view. get some­one who was there boy.

  5. Why is this guy becom­ing so impor­tant these days? Any­body got an answer?

  6. This is too long. So far I watched only 2 parts. Frankly don’t think I will have the patience to watch all of them. Besides, pol­i­tics isn’t that sexy. Is it?

  7. he wouldnt have made much of a dif­fer­ence. well all he is speak­ing makes sense but i doubt we would have done any different.

  8. no mat­ter what other peo­ple say , i find his idea very interesting.most of the things he is say­ing are true. and i have heard other peo­ple talk about that

  9. Why is that the jour­nal­ist keeps repeat­ing the ques­tions. He would have con­cluded all the con­ver­sa­tion in 20 minutes.

  10. Ara­gawi is won­der­ful as well as gue­bremed­hin araya. these two peo­ple are his­tor­i­cal. One day, he will accuse all TPLF mem­bers after the fall of this gov­ern­ment. We will very soon see that day.

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