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Ethiopia

Dr Debretsion Gebremichael

Place of Birth: Shire Inda Selassie, Tigray Province


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Elections and crisis talks at the summit

Over the weekend (30-31 January) audio recordings were released claiming to be from ousted President of Tigray Debretsion Gebremichael in which he vowed 'extended resistance' and accused the federal forces of raping and looting in the region...

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Hard choices ahead in Addis

TPLF leader and regional President Debretsion Gebremichael called for mediation on 14 November urging the UN and AU to engage: 'Abiy Ahmed is waging this war on the people of Tigray and is responsible for the purposeful infliction of human suffering...

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Fears mount of all-out civil war

Tigray's President Debretsion Gebremichael told Africa Confidential on 7 November that now 'there is no Northern Command' meaning it is now under Tigray's control...


Refugees in crossfire

TPLF chairman Debretsion Gebremichael has publicly maintained the pre-Abiy political line of hostility towards President Issayas...


The politics behind the putsch

Just hours before the putsch on 22 June Debretsion Gebremichael acting Premier of Tigray region warned that any delays to elections next year would create political ructions...


Mountains to climb

That is the case for the four-party ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front's (EPRDF) southern and Amhara party bosses with only Debretsion Gebremichael the chairman of the rebellious Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) leading his own region...


Rounding up the suspects

After initially objecting to Abiy's direct overture to Issayas the TPLF led by the Tigray province's de facto governor and party chair Debretsion Gebremichael who himself has lost considerable federal power this year appeared to be striking a conciliatory pose...


Abiy tests the military

Another Somali official Ouba Mohammed took over at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology which had been run by the TPLF Chairman Debretsion Gebremichael who is now in charge of the regional administration in Tigray...


Trouble in the engine room

Getachew and new TPLF Chairman Debretsion Gebremichael who was previously a deputy prime minister have been cast as reformers by TPLF-watchers but they are embedded in Ethiopia's national security state...


New faces, old tactics

Other members of the TPLF old guard such as Debretsion Gebremichael and Arkebe Oqubay Metiku still dominate the key economic sectors of power transport and industry...


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