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General Tsadkan Gebretensae


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Lies, damned lies and statistics

Some in Abiy's government had been predicting a split in the Tigray leadership between regional and TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael and TDF commanders led by General Tsadkan Gebretensae...


Addis tries to rewrite the script

On 1 August General Tsadkan Gebretensae spelt out the position of the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) to the BBC: 'All our military activities at this time are governed by two major objectives...


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Diplomatic push for ceasefire as war enters 'dangerous new phase'

Just how intractable the position has become was made clear in an interview given by General Tsadkan Gebretensae Commander of the Tigray Defence Forces to the BBC's Julian Marshall in which he spelt out Tigray's conditions for a ceasefire: unfettered access for humanitarian aid which he said was subject to a federal 'blockade' an end to attacks on Tigray civilians in Addis Ababa and the launching of negotiations on the future political structure of Ethiopia...

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Fighting escalates as federal ties fray

By early January General Tsadkan Gebretensae a veteran guerrilla leader and a former Chief of Staff of ENDF retired by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2001 had taken charge of strategy...


No good options on the table

Military strategists in the TDF such as General Tsadkan Gebretensae who was a commander in the 1999-2000 border war knows well the strengths of the Eritrean forces and the risk of Tigrayan overeach (AC Vol 39 No 18 Brothers at war)...


Gim-Gema in Ethiopia

Tsadkan Gebretensae may be moved to the Ministry of Defence with the northern army commander Major Gen...


Mixed fortunes

A leading candidate for Defence Minister is the Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Tsadkan Gebretensae...


Brothers at war

Meles prefers to operate by consensus and was shaken by the criticism some of it from close colleagues including Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin and Chief of Staff General Tsadkan Gebretensae...


Cautious but determined

He was re-elected Chairman and his closest associates remain unchallenged in the Politbureau: Tewolde Woldemariam head of the TPLF's organisational department and now Deputy Chairman; Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin; and the Chief of Staff Major General Tsadkan Gebretensae...


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