Hardtalk’s Zeinab Badawi interviews Andargachew Tsege, co-founder of Ethiopian opposition group, Ginbot 7.
@ 18:19, Andy says,
Andargachew: “In fact, my view about Eritreans has helped in convincing the current prime minister to take the measure he’s taking.
Zeinab: What is your view? I mean you’ve met Isaias Afwerki, the longtime leader of Eritrea. Is this a man Abiy Ahmed can do business with?
Andargachew: Yea, I think he can do. There are a lot of things the outside world is bias or doesn’t know about the Eritreans, I strongly believe. Of course there are some issues, but they will. I have a feeling there is going to be a peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea and a very close relationship in all aspects.
@ 18:57, Andy speaks on his discussion with PM Abiy Ahmed and reveals the valiant effort he made in obtaining his freedom.
‘Ethiopian PM Ahmed said release Tsege or I resign’
Ethiopian opposition leader, Andargachew Tsege, says he was released from prison after the country’s prime minister threatened to resign.
Mr Tsege, a co-founder of the Ginbot 7 opposition movement, spent four years in prison after being accused of plotting a coup against the Ethiopian government. He was sentenced to death in 2009.
After being pardoned in May 2018, Mr Tsege held a 90-minute meeting with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has introduced a series of reforms since taking office in April.
British passport-holder Mr Tsege has subsequently re-joined his family in London.