Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF)


The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is a political party in Tigray, Ethiopia that has been listed as a perpetrator in the Global Terrorism Database, based on ten incidents occurring between 1976 and 1990 (see GTD link).

Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), also known as Popular revolution for the freedom of Tigray, Woyane, Weyane is an active group formed c. 1975. 
            EvolutionPolitical separatism evolves when a group of people who believe they are being repressed, abused, disenfranchised, or discriminated against, attempt to disassociate themselves from the system that governs them. Usually, separatists want to secede from their ruling government and establish a new territory in which they can form their own laws, but separatism can also result from the desire to be economically, socially, or religiously separated within the governing structure.  The illegal drug cartel in Columbia is, for all purposes, a separatist group that controls its own territory, finances its own operations, and makes its own laws but has no desire to be recognized as a separate nation.