“They’ve got documents, and they insist on handing them over only to me,” Nega told me. “When there is sensitive material, they first want me to see it and then filter the information to the rest of the organization.” Nega, a burly, balding 58-year-old with a rumpled facade and an appealingly unassuming manner, rubbed his forehead as the lights flickered and then returned. In recent years, Ginbot 7 has grown, and it is now guided by an 80-member council of representatives spread around the world. As commander, Nega oversees several hundred rebel fighters in Eritrea as well as an unknown number of armed members inside Ethiopia who carry out occasional attacks in the movement’s name. During his frequent visits to the front lines, he spends his time meeting with fellow commanders, observing training and — ever the professor — leading history and democracy seminars using chalk and a blackboard in a “classroom” in the bush.
I think this forum is misrepresented by some lousy Ethiopians plus some colorful people who claim to be Eritreans just by accusing the dictator. I some times ask , what could these colorful people say if they couldn’t get a green light from Old ELFistas? Every One has to ask , was our referendum fake ? Was it a mistake to do it at the first place ? Was Eritreans cheated on the process? What if ELF won and done the referendum? So many what questions yet no real answer except by some Eritreans. Every claim I mean even made up stories are welcomed as far as it paints EPLF a bad picture. Every bad story must be told as the product of EPLF. It is well done and even exaggerated at most. Who in this forum can say EPLF has done great things except MS ? Any one who praise EPLF is seen as enemy of the Eritrean people. Ethiopian central bank report is assumed as truth and Any criticism of EPRDF is assumed as an attack to their own land while they claim they are Eritreans. It is a endless smoking.