They've been angry at neighbouring communities, but they haven't been able to act because the TPLF
would throw them in jail.
Despite his partisan origins--after the TPLF
's victory in 1991, it created and went on to dominate the current ruling coalition party--Seare was a strong advocate during his tenure as military chief for a professional army that needed to remain ethnically and politically neutral.
One of the major reasons the US government chose to sustain the TPLF
was that the Tigrayan elites were perceived as a legitimate successor to an Amhara-led government because of the ideological assumptions of the West; another reason was that these elites were ready to be agents of global imperialism at any cost.
The present regime came to power in 1991 as alliance of satellite parties created by TPLF
known as the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) after the fall of the Derg (Committee) regime.
"This certainly indicates a weakening of the TPLF
," said a university lecturer in the capital Addis Ababa who declined to be named.
(5.) Eritrea-Ministry of Information, Press release, TPLF
regime launches an attack, 12 June 2016.
In the mid-1980s, the TPLF
realized its inability to govern Ethiopia alone once Mengistu Haile Mariam was overthrown.
Meles Zenawi, chairman of the TPLF
, became head of state under a new ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF, which included organizations set up to represent the Oromo, Amhara, and 'Southern' Ethiopians).
wanted to push through a controversial administrative reform and expand the capital Addis Ababa into outlying Oromia farmland.
Situated in a historical context where women had constituted 30% of the fighters in Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF
) during the armed struggle against the military regime Derg (1975-91), (11,12) women's transgression of norms became a central research issue.
For decades, the precursor to the EPRDF, the guerrilla movement known as Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF
), fought the USSR-backed dictatorship of the Derg for the rights of ethnic groups within the larger Ethiopian state.