Ethiopia: Troops and militia rape, abduct women and girls in Tigray conflict - new report
(Amnesty International) - Women and girls in Tigray were targeted for rape and other sexual violence by fighting forces aligned to the Ethiopian government, Amnesty International said today in a new report into the ongoing Tigray conflict.
The report, 'I Don't Know If They Realized I Was A Person': Rape and Other Sexual Violence in the Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, reveals how women and girls were subjected to sexual violence by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), the Eritrean Defense Force (EDF), the Amhara Regional Police Special Force (ASF), and Fano, an Amhara militia group.
[Abiy] urges citizens to join armed forces as conflict spreads
NAIROBI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's government on Tuesday urged citizens to join the fight against resurgent Tigrayan forces now pushing beyond their own region in a nine-month-old war that has sparked a major refugee crisis.
The international community is making mistakes by babysitting this little dictator. Why is the international community waiting to see a huge influx of refugees on to the top of the developing famine situation in Tigray? The U.S alone can stop this senseless war of genocide if it wants to. Tigrayans have endured so much pain hoping against hope that the international community will play its role. It is really sad to see the international community failing them. Abiy and his foot soldiers have one option left-sign on the dotted line and save lives. Otherwise, it is ሓዝ ክ ሕዝ time meshreft!
- The capital of North Wello, Woldiya town is under full control of Tigray Forces. The town is the largest town next to Dese in Wello Amhara region. The town was encircled for days by Tigray forces. It is now under their full control. Tigray forces took extra caution before entering the town to avoid civilian casualties. According to frontline reporters, the Tigray Army deployed in the area is pushing forward towards Dese. Abiy hiding places is shrinking everyday. Aigaforum, 09, 2021
General Haileselassie(Wedi Embeytey) briefing update on the amazing military victory that dislodged Abiy army from Qobo front. It is really a blessing Tigray has such generals alive today. It would have been worst without them. Eternal Glory to our martyrs!
Tigray Government Statement on protecting heritage Sites - Aug 7, 2021
Tigray govt 8-7-21 - Statement by Tigray government on protecting civil institutions, heritage sites and religious places under its Military control in Amhara Region and Northern Ethiopia. The statement says the government will do its utmost to protect and these sites .
Tigray Government Weekly Briefing- Aug7, 2021
Tigray External Affair Office 8-7-21 - Briefing from Tigray government on the military and humanitarian situation in Tigray and Northern Ethiopia. The weekly briefing is prepared in lieu of the total blackout of communication in the region due to the Abiy regime blockade of Tigray and is meant to help the international community to become fully aware of developing issues.
Warning: Stop Criminal Act against Tigrayans!
Yiha Selomon 06.08.21 - Those who are involved in perpetrating, collaborating or condoning murder and other cruel offences against Tigrayans, including drowning human beings into the Tekeze river, targeting humanitarian agencies and violating the right to life and security of Tigrayan military officers and others through a kangaroo court martial proceedings must be forewarned that they will definitely be held accountable for their crimes as individuals.
My take on a Referendum in Tigray
Kalayu Abrha 08-06-21 - Referendum was never in the vocabulary of Tigray until the ill-advised invasion of Tigray, which unleashed the satanic forces of destruction on the peace loving and law-abiding people of Tigray. It does not mean there were no previous invasions of Tigray. They happened several times before although at comparatively lower scale. Every despot at Arat-Kilo had its share of brutality in Tigray as if the vows to leadership position in Ethiopia included...
Wake up World!
G. W. 5 August 2021 - The humanitarian crisis in Tigray - when will the international community stop commentating and take action? Today Chatham House, London is hosting Ethiopian government representatives, a shameful decision that it will surely regret Dear International Community, I wonder how much longer it will take you to realise that appeasing a tyrannical regime will not bring peace to Ethiopia.
Secret Agents, Threats, Fake News Target Ethiopia Regime's Critics in US
Pro-regime thugs are harassing Tigray exiles and critics of Ethiopia's 'genocide'... after several stressful weeks following his outspoken resignation as Ethiopia's number two diplomat in the U.S. Berhane Kidanemariam took a stroll around his quiet neighborhood in Bethesda, Md., a leafy but bustling suburb bordering on Washington, D.C. A car crept up alongside him on the sidewalk. A dark window slid down. One of the men inside, an Ethiopian he vaguely recognized, hailed him with an insulting epithet.
Ethiopia suspends work of 2 aid groups active in Tigray
NAIROBI, Kenya - Two international aid groups said Tuesday that the Ethiopian government had suspended part or all of their operations, while the United Nations humanitarian chief warned Ethiopian authorities that blanket accusations against aid workers
As Ethiopia's Civil War Rages, Bodies Float Downriver Into Sudan
AL-FASHAGA, Sudan — The bodies floated over the border in ones and twos, bloated and bearing knife or gunshot wounds, carried on waters that flow from the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.
At least 40 bodies have washed up on a riverbank in eastern Sudan in the past week
How should the war terminate from the perspective of Tigray?
Kidane Abraham 08-03-21 - Whether interstate or intra-state, wars culminate by some kind of peace agreement, however fragile and extended it may be. Though peace is tough to maintain among deadly adversaries, it becomes exceptionally notorious when atrocities develop into genocide. However, there is no other alternative except to pursue it until attained.
Bodies found in river between Ethiopia's Tigray, Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found more than 40 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia's Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wounds or their hands bound.
Our Eritrean and Amhara brothers and sisters should understand Tigrayans have and are being murdered by the order of their leaders. These crimes can not and must not go unpunished. The least we Tigrayans expect from the two communities when judgment day arrives is a foul-cry call. Judgment day is near! Tigray is hurt now but it will avenge!! [Zeru Hagos Aug 2, 2021]
Isaias and Abiy's Crocodile Tears
Fanos Haki 29.07.21 - The Isaias, Amhara and Abiy partners in crime and their cronies (represented here by dictators Isaias and Abiy) are fully engaged in a well-coordinated campaign of charging the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) of enlisting children in their war effort, abusing Eritrean refugees and hindering humanitarian aid to Tigray. The two rogue regimes, the Amhara extremist elite and their diaspora backers have conducted...
The Latest on the Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
Fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is entering its ninth month, and it may intensify after leaders in several
of Ethiopia's regions as well as its capital, Addis Ababa, called on residents, including youth, to mobilize against the Tigray fighters.
Human Rights Violations in Eritrea
Ethio- Canadian 4 Peace 07-29-21 - Eritrea is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society with at least nine recognized ethnic groups with 55% Tigraynians, the Tigre 30% Tigre and 4%. Saho. Some 98% of the Eritrean 6 million population belong to the major world religions. Majority of people are Christian (63%) followed by Moslems (36%). Eritrea's government remains one of the world's most repressive, subjecting its population to widespread forced labor and conscription, imposing restrictions on freedom of expression, opinion, and faith, and restricting independent scrutiny by international monitors.
US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide is visiting Ethiopia next week to press the government to lift what the U.S. calls a blockade on humanitarian aid to the conflict-hit Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people now face deadly famine.
Destroying the Empire to Preserve Ethiopia
Fessahaye Mebrahtu 07-27-21 - The brutal civil war in Ethiopia which started on November 24, 2020, targeting the government and people of Tigray has diverted the course of Ethiopia was taking on road to democracy and economic development. The momentum of war has shifted in favor of Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). However, with the expansion of the conflict area, the jury is still out. Only time will tell who the final victor will be. Yet at the speed things are developing, it won’t be too long to find out. In any civil war, there is no winner or loser.
Who Started The Tigray War of Genocide
SJT 07-25-21- Eight months have elapsed since the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea poured their entire national armies into Tigray, supported by a large but unknown number of Amhara militia and other forces, UAE's weaponized drones, and a contingent of Somalia's soldiers with an estimated strength of 4,000 personnel. To date, the war has unleashed horrific, heartbreaking, and extensive damages to civilians and property unseen anywhere in the world.
An Ethiopian Road Is a Lifeline for Millions. Now It's Blocked.
AFAR, Ethiopia - The road, a 300-mile strip of tarmac that passes through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth, is the only way into a conflict-torn region where millions of Ethiopians face the threat of mass starvation.
But it is a fragile lifeline, fraught with dangers that have made the route barely passable for aid convoys trying to get humanitarian supplies into the Tigray region, where local fighters have been battling the Ethiopian army for eight months.
Abiy Ahmed's Destabilization of Ethiopia
Hafsa Mohamed and Mohamed Ahmed (Homeland Security Today) - Ethiopia is in serious turmoil and another historical political transition is, perceptibly, impending. Ongoing conflicts in different parts of the country, state-facilitated starvation, fresh nationwide anti-government uprisings - and the Horn of Africa nation is once again in mayhem and the future is dreadfully uncertain. Ethiopia is at a bloodcurdling juncture