UN Security Council calls for end to Ethiopia hostilities
CAMEROON - The U.N. Security Council called for an end to the intensifying and expanding conflict in Ethiopia on Friday, and for unhindered access for humanitarian aid to tackle the world's worst hunger crisis in a decade in the war-torn Tigray region.
The U.N.'s most powerful body expressed serious concern about the impact of the conflict on "the stability of the country and the wider region,"
The UN is the worst international body when it comes to managing conflict resolution. It is only good for delivering wheat and edible oil, yet, it is failing to do that when it comes to Tigray. Shameful.
Listening to the Tigrigna music now:
Aysemen eye !!
State Department establishes task force on Ethiopia as conflict rages
(CNN)The State Department has established a new task force to oversee its "planning, management and logistics related to events in Ethiopia," a spokesperson confirmed Friday. The creation of the Ethiopia Conflict Task Force suggests the department is growing increasingly concerned about the situation in the country.
A failed Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Somalia
Congratulations to the Amhara Elites! The failed Ethiopian empire is now officially a failed state also. It has joined Somalia, Eritrea and who knows soon Sudan! What the US Government and the inept international community is doing now is simply trying to forestall or slow down the forthcoming refugee crisis. Otherwise, Ethiopia as we have known it is gone! Thus, why a due congratulation to Amhara Elites is appropriate! They have achieved their goal.
If the US government can open its eyes and ears, the best option that will avoid a major refugee crisis is to allow Tigray Army and its partner, the OLA, to take over Addis so a transitional government structure can be implemented. Such an arrangement may save the country regardless of what form of government comes out of the negotiation during the transitional period. Anything else is wasting time.
Tigray is Prevailing: Kinzarebom Ena!! (Aigaforum Nov 5th, 2021)
Nine Ethiopian factions to form alliance against government
Nine anti-government factions in Ethiopia are to form an alliance, as pressure mounts on the country's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, with rebel forces advancing toward the capital. The alliance, called the United Front of Ethiopian Federalist and Confederalist Forces, includes the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)
Crackdown Sweeps Ethiopia's Capital as War Draws Near
NAIROBI, Kenya - House-to-house searches. Arbitrary arrests. Families cowering in their homes, dreading a knock on the door. A wave of fear spread across the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday as the authorities accelerated their campaign against Tigrayans.
Alert: Act before a Human Catastrophe Transpires in Ethiopia
Yikuno Amlak 11-04-21 - Ethiopia is now at a crossroads. The war between the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF), the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and other oppressed groups on the one hand, and the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies, and their allied regional forces on the other, is reaching a turning point...
Ethiopian rebels edge closer to Addis Ababa, as fears grow over all-out war
One of the rebel groups in Ethiopia claims to have forces about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the center of the capital Addis Ababa and says government troops are defecting to the rebels, but CNN cannot independently confirm either assertion.
Odaa Tarbii, a spokesman for the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), tweeted late Wednesday: "Today, 1,165 Oromia Special Forces defected to the OLA. 400 of them joined OLA forces in the vicinity of Laga Tafo..."
በወቅታዊ ጉዳይ ላይ አስመልክተው
ገ/ሚካኤል 10-29-21 - President Debretsion (Ph.D.), in his message to Tigrayans, said the only option left for Tigrayans to secure their freedom and peace is to finish the job. He assured them Tigray Army is more than ever well positioned to finish the job. He called on all Tigrayans to stand together and contribute their share also. He also assured Ethiopians and the world that although the atrocities and damages inflicted on Tigray are beyond comprehension, Tigray Army is not on a mission to revenge such atrocities on Civilians and infrastructure. Tigray Army's mission is to kill the enemy of peace. Civilians and noncombatants living in the rest of Ethiopia have nothing to fear from the Army advancing to topple Abiy from power and administer justice on those who are killing innocent civilians daily.
November 4, 2020: The beginning of the end of Tigray's business as usual with Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Kalayu Abrha 11-03-21 - For everybody else November 4,2020 passed as any of the thousands and millions of days; but for Tigray that day will live in infamy for as long as human history goes. Even though Tigray's right to peaceful self-governing existence was transgressed several times before throughout the century nothing compares to what started on November 4 and continued unabated for an entire year now. The world has seen similar historic events on November 4 most notably the 1956 Hungarian protests...
Ethiopia tried to limit rare UN report on Tigray war abuses
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)- The findings of the only human rights investigation allowed in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray region will be released Wednesday, a year after war began there. But people with knowledge of the probe say it has been limited by authorities who recently expelled a U.N. staffer helping to lead it.
If our people were hoping for justice from the international community, this report would have been another blow to their hope; the good thing is, our people are not waiting for the international community to hold Abiy and Isaias accountable.. BIQELTSIMNA & BITSIFRINA!!
Urgent Call for Protection of Tigrayans Under Genocidal Attacks
The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS) would like to urgently bring to your attention distressing reports it has received of genocidal calls for profiling,
arbitrary detention, placing in internment camps, and retaliatory attacks on civilian Tigrayans across Ethiopia. This new round of ethnic targeting comes following the
Ethiopian government's alleged military setbacks in Dessie and Kombolcha.
NPR: Rebels in Ethiopia claim control of major northern towns
The spokesperson for Ethiopia's prime minister says the government is open to negotiating with rebels - a significant change in this long-running civil war.
As General Tsadkan said, it is too late to negotiate now. Though the olive branch was availed earlier to negotiate with the devil to minimize the sacrifice, it is too late now. Abiy Ahmed is a wanted criminal now. What Ethiopia needs now is a comprehensive negotiation with all stakeholders without the devil himself. Release all political prisoners, lift the siege of Tigray and acknowledge the atrocities committed on Tigray. Now that Tigray Army and OLA have reached the gate of Addis, there is no incentive to negotiate with the devil. The devil has his chance yesterday! - Eternal Glory to all Martyrs!!
Positioning Post-War Tigray & Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa!
Ermias Hailu / October 30, 2021 - The Persian religious leader Mani (who died in 274 A.D.) regarded the Axumite Empire as one of the four great powers of his time, alongside Persia (Iran), Rome and China. King Ezana's stone inscription from around 300 A.D., still standing in Axum, also confirms Mani's claim about the Axumite Empire. In the inscription, Ezana stated that "he was the king of Axumites, and Himyarite's (Yemen & part of Saudi Arabia), and of Raeidan and Ethiopians, and Sabaites (South Arabia) and of Silee, and of Tiamo and Bogaities (Beja) and Kasu (Kush)". Though there are various assumptions and contrasting historical evidence
Tigrayan forces say they have seized strategic town in Ethiopia's Amhara region
Sat, October 30, 2021- ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Rebellious Tigrayan forces said on Saturday they had seized the strategic town of Dessie in Ethiopia's Amhara region where tens of thousands of ethnic Amharas have sought refuge from an escalation in fighting.
The fighters pushed Ethiopian government forces from Dessie and were headed towards the town of Kombolcha, A school director in Dessie said he saw Ethiopian soldiers retreating from the town on Saturday morning towards Kombolcha and that power across town had been off since Friday.
TERROR IN TIGRAY
Civil war has displaced many in Ethiopia's Tigray region and there is no end in sight to their misery. VOA's Heather Murdock travels to the largely cut-off conflict zone, as well as refugee camps in neighboring Sudan, to bring the story of a complex political situation and the growing humanitarian disaster.
New airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray capital; kids among dead
NAIROBI - A new airstrike hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region on Thursday following several days of such strikes last week, and a Tigray spokesman asserted that six people including children were killed, as the year-long war intensifies.
"Unconditional" ceasefire: Is there any practical meaning to it?
Kalayu Abrha 10-27-21 - Why do people start war? No one would argue that it is for fun. War is an extension of politics; and politics is about ideologies and about group or national economic interests. Simpler differences in ideologies and interests may be resolved through give and take negotiations. The shared elements within the different ideologies and divergent interests may be used as basis for reconciliation and even to form coalition governments. When ideologies are polarized, and interests become irreconcilable each side would decide to impose its will on the other by force of arms.
Tigray External Affairs Office: Weekly Briefing Oct 26, 2021
TEAO 10-26-21 - It has been almost a year since the Abiy Ahmed government launched a genocidal war cloaked in the language of "law enforcement" operations, and 128 days since it imposed a deadly blockade on Tigray. Hundreds of Tigrayans continue to perish from hunger, with potentially thousands perishing across Tigray without the world and even their own government noticing as the comprehensive blockade on the region - telecommunications blackout, lack of cash, and severe fuel shortage - continues to place severe constraints on humanitarian operations and makes simple tasks such as sending and receiving timely
updates exceedingly difficult.
Ethiopian, Eritrean Armies and Amhara Forces are worse than ISIS?
Daniel T. Fidino Melbourne 10-26-21 - Of late, the slaughtering of war captives of Tigray Defense Force by Amhara forces has been making rounds on social media being slaughtered in a way reminiscent to the ISIS beheading of Eritreans and Ethiopians in Libya in April 2015. It is to be remembered then, in a matter of a day or two, Ethiopians gathered in Addis Abeba Meskel square and were asking themselves if the ISIS were real human beings and if ISIS had any religion or humanity./span>
Ethiopia's Civil War: Cutting a Deal to Stop the Bloodshed
thiopia's devastating civil war has worsened and broadened. Since June, the Tigray region’s forces have turned the tables on the federal military and its allies. Although their offensive has galvanised resistance, especially in the neighbouring Amhara region, Tigray forces have recently made new gains, increasing the pressure on Addis Ababa.y./span>
It does not matter if they agree or not, but Crisis Group has manufactured and nourished the current conflict in Ethiopia. They are partly to blame for the current genocide going on in Tigray. As if the damage they have done is not enough, they are still trying to sustain the ongoing conflict by insinuating Western Tigray is a contested area, not an occupied area. Funny though, the Crisis Group thinks the empire is still intact and worthy of an international effort to save it. Crisis Group, mark our words, Ethiopia is done, the emperor, as well as the empire, are naked.