Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) — Ethnic Conflict In Ethiopia, Episode four

Episode four
The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) led a successful battle against all political groups during Ethiopia's civil war. But today the party's victories are being undone as old rivals gain ground in Ethiopia. In episode four of our series on ethnic conflict in Ethiopia, we discuss the allegations against the party and whether the claims hold any weight.  
People in this episode:
Dr. Weldu Weldeyesus
  • Language instructor at the Community College of Denver
  • Ethnicity: Tigrayan  
Tewodrose Tirfe 
  • Co-founder of the Amhara Association of America
Deacon Yoseph Tafari  
  • Ordained deacon serving under the Archdiocese of the exiled Ethiopian Orthodox Holy Synod
  • Chariman of the Ethiopian American Civic Council
Dr. Edmond Keller
  • Professor at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Long-time commentator and observer of Ethiopian history and politics
Dr. Paulos Milkias
  • Political Science Instructor at Concordia University
  • Ethinicity: Oromo
Besrat Amare
  • Former TPLF member 
  • Headed the party's intelligence department during the Ethiopian Civil War 
Yonas Deressa
Paul Henze
  • Former consultant for think tank Rand Corp.
  • Former CIA station chief in Ethi­o­pia during the 1960s and ’70s
Goshu Wolde 
  • Foreign Minister of Ethiopia from 1983-1986 under the Derg
  • Former leader of the Ethiopian Medhin Democratic Party
Mesfin Wolde-Mariam
  • One of the major leaders representing the Coalition for Unity and Democracy party during the 2005 elections  
Mohamed Olad 
  • Somali region native 
Dr. Yohannes Gedamu
  • Lecturer of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Born in Gonder in the Amhara region
Dr. Ezekiel Gebissa
  • Professor of History and African Studies at Kettering University
  • Ethnicity: Oromo
Chester A. Crocker
  • Former assistant secretary of department of state of African affairs
Gerald B. H. Solomon
  • Former U.S. Rep. 
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith
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