Ethiopian People's Patriotic Front (EPPF)

The Ethiopian People's Patriotic Front (EPPF) was founded in Eritrea with the merging of the Ethiopian Democratic Movement (EDM), the Benishangul People's Liberation Movement (BPLM), and the Ethiopian Patriotic United Front (EPUF). The organization's stated goal is "to bring an end to the TPLF tyranny and oppression through armed struggle and bring about unity, justice, democracy, and equality to the Ethiopian people." Founded as a rebel group  in Eritrea in 1987-88 at the beginning the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, it operated primarily in the northern Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region in Eritrea. This group tried unsuccessfully to deploy armed dissident groups inside Ethiopia: the Kefagn Patriotic Front, the Ethiopian Unity Front, the Coalition of Ethiopian Democratic Forces and the Benishangul People's Democratic Movement. In 2005 the movements both dissolved into different Ethnic movements:- Tigerian, Beneshagoul, Southern, Gambella.

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