TPLF regime’s Minority Ethnic Monopoly of the Armed forces in Ethiopia ( A revisit after four years)

The monopoly of key government decision making positions in Ethiopia by individuals of one ethnic group, the TPLF led Tigrean elite, over the past twenty three years has never had precedence in Ethiopian history. This is even more an anomaly as the TPLF claims that it fought to champion ethnic equality in Ethiopia.

THE ETHIOPIA OBSERVATORY (TEO)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Ginbot 7 Research

SUMMARY OF TPLF’S ETHIOPIAN FEDERALISM IN DEEDS IN THE DEFENSE SPHERE:

    ◙ Of the 64 top military commander posts, 49 are occupied by Tigreans, i.e., 77 percent; 15 are distributed between 4 Amharas, 8 Oromos, 2 Agews and one of mixed origin. Tigreans make up roughly 6 percent of the population of Ethiopia.

    ◙ Of the 15 highest ranking command chiefs posts and heads of main departments of the defense establishment, 11 are held by Tigreans, i.e., 73.3 percent, with the remaining posts distributed between one Agew, one Amhara, one Oromo and one of mixed origin

    ◙ Of the 15 command posts in defense combat support and combat support staff, 12 command posts are held by Tigreans, i.e., 80 percent, the remaining three distributed between an Oromo, and 2 Amharas

    ◙ Of the 13 military training command posts, 10 are occupied…

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