Abiy's final solution: Starving Tigray to Death
Aynalem Sebhatu 12-31-20- The grapevine rumors of Addis Ababa have it that the general election of Ethiopia would take place in June of 2021. The two potential candidates are Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afewerki😊 When the world is ushering a new year, celebrating the ending of a year of biblical calamities, Tigray will be in pitch black darkness.
Isaias's Troops, Feral Children: Hybrid of Social Engineering and Cave Environment
G. Amare, December 31, 2020 - I know there exists a bit disagreement whether to call the troops as, "Isaias's Troop" or "Eritrean Troops." With all due respect, I opted to use "Isaias's troops" as opposed to "Eritrean Troops" in this piece because I have the feeling that calling the troops as "Eritrean Troops" may cause uneasiness to the greater majority of the Eritrean people.
Is Ethiopia the Next Yugoslavia?
In December 2019, Ethiopian
Abiy Ahmed was in Oslo receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; less than a year later, he was commanding Ethiopian troops in battle against the country's former dominant party-the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).
If anyone still doubts that the days of Ethiopia as an empire or a federal country is over then a visit to the doctor will be advised. The Fota Lebash and Amhara elites may be daydreaming under the tree sheds of Humera and Alamata today but rest assured once the Arab mercenaries and stupid "America evangelicals" are tamed soon, they will meet their fate. Tigrai will prevail and Ethiopia as a country is done. Unless there is a Miracle of course!
Correct the Most Common Reporting Error: The War is Against the Tigray Nation!
Negus Wolday 12-30-20 - For the entire month, since the invasion of Tigray started, freelance journalists and reporters working for the international media are almost invariably reporting as if the war is between the Ethiopian army and a "rebel" regional party called TPLF. This kind of reporting is either an inadvertent error arising from the lack of journalistic probe into the concealed mission of the invasion...
Abiy Ahmed's Crisis of Legitimacy
War and Ethnic Discrimination Could Be the
Ethiopian Prime Minister's
Undoing. Abiy insists that the war in Tigray is over. The reality in Tigray is very different. Ethiopian forces now hold much of the region, but they do not enjoy total control, and many. One of the reasons that Ethiopian forces were able to capture the regional capital of Mekelle so quickly was that the TPLF had already pulled many of its fighters back and dispersed them across the region's rural areas and mountainous hinterlands. Now, it has reverted to those practices and appears to have launched a series of small-scale attacks against Ethiopian forces,
UN Sanctions on Ethiopia and Eritrea Justified
Yusuf (29.12.20) - Since recently, there has been growing awareness, on the part of the International Community, about what has been going on in Tigray, thanks to reports by diplomatic sources, international media and aid organizations. This in spite of all the attempts by Ethiopia's Colonel Abiy and his mentor Eritrea's dictator Esaias Afrwerki to conceal from the International Community the Crime Against Humanity...
Hundreds Of Civilians Killed With Machetes And Axes In Ethiopian Town
Ethiopia's civil war has been fought mainly with planes and missiles. But last month's massacre in the small town of Mai-Kadra points to the bitter ethnic divide threatening to rip Ethiopia apart.
WHO chief on Ethiopia's Tigray conflict
In rare, personal comments, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has spoken of his "personal pain" about the "worsening" conflict raging in his home country of Ethiopia.
"In addition to COVID, 2020 has been very difficult for me because my country is in trouble," Tedros told reporters in the United Nations health agency's last news conference of the year on the pandemic on Monday/span>
The Collaboration of Ethiopia's Regime with Foreign Powers to Terminate the Tigrayan Ethnic Group
Desta, Asayehgn, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development 12-29-20 - Under the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Ethiopia was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Consistently, it registered double-digit percentage annual growth in Gross Domestic Product (Smith, Nov 17, 2020). Despite some setbacks, the EPRDF also had the intention of transforming Ethiopia into a full-fledged, decentralized, multinational federal system of government that cherished self-rule and local autonomy.
TIGRAY WAR: REPORTS OF MASSACRES BY ERITREAN SOLDIERS, ALLIED WITH ABIY, IN FIGHTING
There are reports of massacres allegedly carried out by Eritrean soldiers allied to Ethiopia's leader, against civilians in the Tigray war. It is now past eight weeks since Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize winning
Abiy Ahmed declared war on the regional state of Tigray, part of his own country.
Refugees Come Under Fire as Old Foes Fight in Concert in Ethiopia
Forces from neighboring Eritrea have joined the war in northern Ethiopia, and have rampaged through refugee camps committing human rights violations, officials and witnesses say
Ethiopia accused of war crimes in Mai Kadra massacre
INVESTIGATIONS into potential war crimes committed during Ethiopia's military offensive against the northern Tigray region must be impartial, thorough and transparent, the United Nations said today.
The Horn of Africa on the Horns of Dilemma
Aynalem Sebhatu 12-25-20 - We live in strange times. How does anyone comprehend the action of a leader of country inviting foreign armies to kill, bomb, rape and loot his own citizens? The legitimate government of Tigray is leading its people from the rural part of Tigray while the outlaws are ravaging around the urban areas. In a moment of crisis, the complexity of the war in Tigray is a reminder that the Tigrayans are at a turning point in their history, where we need a novel mode of thinking moving forward.
The looting of the Almeda textile factory in Adwa
The vindictive looting and destruction of the industrial infrastructure of Tigray by Eritrean and Ethiopian forces is one of the saddest and most pointless aspect of Tigray war.
What the enemy of Tigrai does not know is that Tigrai's wealth is not measured by its factories but by its resourceful and intelligent minds of its children. Let alone today where millions of her children are educated and learned, even then way back, the people were resourceful enough to overcome the many adversities they faced to give birth to today's determined people. Tigrai will prevail and Abiy and Isaias will be defeated soon. Tigreans know adversity too well to overcome it!!
The Wish to Experiment on the Minds of Tigrayans: A Nazi Style Genocide
Alula Aba Nega 12-28-20 - In a 'triumphant' event recently held with Amhara Mass Media Journalists, Deacon Daniel Kibret, advisor to Abiy Ahmed, expressed his wish and suggestion of catching the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders and putting them under lifetime brain or psychiatric experiment. Expressing his appreciation to the Amhara Regional State for deploying journalists to Tigray battle fronts...
Mind over matter: Abiy Ahmed's aim to "Pentecostalize Ethiopian politics"
Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been
of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is vital to any deeper understanding of the present crisis in Ethiopia, and particularly of a war between the federal government and the Tigrayan authorities, which threatens to lay waste to the country and destabilize the Horn of Africa.
Do No Harm - Oath we can't justify ignoring during a civil war
Mulu Gettaw, Dec 25, 2020 - Do No Harm is the oath many of us in the health workforce took though it applies broadly to any profession. Individuals as well as the organizations they collectively belong to have the obligation not only to respect the oath but to defend it too.
An Emboldened Horn of Africa Axis and an Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis Await the Biden Administration
The Biden Administration is set to face a series of challenges in the Horn of Africa. Given growing Russian and Chinese involvement in this strategically important region, U.S. policymakers should be attuned to the historical background and current dynamics in the relevant countries
'There Won't Be Snow in Africa This Christmas' - But There Will Be US-Enabled War Crimes
...One suspects something a bit more complicated afoot inside America's "strategic linchpin" partner on Africa's Horn. In fact, that Ethiopia - particularly its Western-favorite of a
, Abiy Ahmed - is a U.S. partner at all, is reason enough to smell a rat in the AU chairman's a bit too confident, yet also decidedly bland, judgment....
The United States' Humanitarian Assistance Response to Conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
The United States is providing more than $18 million in assistance to respond to the growing humanitarian needs caused by conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region.This assistance will help our international humanitarian organization partners respond to the needs of more than 52,000 new refugees in Sudan, refugees and displaced persons in Ethiopia, and possible needs in Djibouti...
'He's Planning to Exterminate Us All': Ethiopians Speak of Ethnic Massacres
Refugees tell VICE World News stories of government-aligned militias checking IDs to identify ethnic Tigrayans, as border tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia rise.
The secret war in Tigray
After nearly three years of political tension between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray regional authorities, which resulted in each party's rejection of each other’s legitimacy, the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Abiy Ahmed,....
HIBIR Statement: On The Amhara National Regional State's threats to attack the Benshangul Gumuz People.
HIBIR 12-23-20 - The Ethiopian Multinational Federalists Support Force views the Tigray war, which the
Prosperity Party's Ethiopian government and Eritrean forces waged against the Tigray
National Regional Government (TNRG) was a tragic event that dashed the hope for a
transition to a democratic order. Reports trickling out of
Tigray suggests that war crimes, crimes against humanity and massacres indicating
genocide may have been committed. In its official media engagement of December 07, 2020, Mr. Abere Adamu, the Amhara region's
Police Commissioner unambiguously emphasized the intention of the ANRS to attack the Benishangul-Gumuz National Regional State...
Interview: Uncovering Crimes Committed in Ethiopia's Tigray Region
The conflict in the Tigray region has taken place in a virtual blackout. A lengthy communications shutdown, and the closure of road and air access, has meant only a trickle of information has come out. Parties to the conflict have largely controlled the information and narratives. So before setting off for the region, we were unsure what we would uncover. We travelled by road from Sudan's capital, Khartoum, to the eastern al-Gadaref state, bordering Ethiopia, which hosts more than a third of the more than 52,000 Ethiopian refugees
Who Will Call Out Eritrea's War Crimes in Tigray?
Eritrea has deployed most of its army in Tigray region of Ethiopia. This is no secret. At minimum, 12 divisions have been fighting inside Tigray. At first, the United States gave Eritrea a free pass, expressing "thanks to Eritrea for not being provoked" into retaliating after a TPLF rocket attack on Asmara. Later it admitted that Eritrea was a belligerent.
Exclusive: A 'mafia-style' cartel is running the African Union, claim staff
African Union staff have accused their boss of corruption, cronyism and a total collapse of leadership. They say that AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat is involved in a "mafia-style" cartel that operates with impunity at the highest levels of the institution.
An unraveling in the Horn of Africa?
Events in the Horn of Africa are beginning to spiral downward in a period of policy interregnum in Washington. If attention is not given quickly by the U.S., along with regional and international actors, to help de-escalate the mounting tensions, 2020 will go out with a bang that the incoming Biden administration will be responding to through 2021 and beyond. At the center of the region’s tumult is Ethiopia ....
The Conflict in Ethiopia Calls Into Question Authoritarian Aid
The conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is a tragedy for the citizens caught up in the fighting. It also threatens to destabilize the country's economic and political system for years to come. Recent events in Ethiopia suggest that these fears were well founded and will lead to greater scrutiny of the decisions made by so many donors to pump so much funding into authoritarian states. More broadly, if Ethiopia is no longer seen as a success story, then the case for authoritarian development in Africa falls apart. Already, the EU has suspended nearly €90 million ($110 million) in budgetary aid to the country because of concerns over the government's handling of the conflict in Tigray.
My eldest sister and her hometown Mekelle
Solomon Tadele 12-21-20 - My nephew called from Mekelle as soon as the telephone lines resumed working and informed us about our eldest sister, who has now turned 80, that she had a health emergency after sunset, and they were unable to take her to the hospital or buy some first aid drugs from pharmacy. For an entire month we were stressed out by fear that they may die
UN Rights Commissioner Speaks of Artillery Strikes on Populated Areas Deliberate targeting of civilians in Tigray
Addis Abeba, December 22/2020 Seven weeks after the conflict began in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the continuing lack of overall humanitarian access, coupled with an ongoing communications blackout in many areas, raises increasing concerns about the situation of civilians, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Tuesday.
Provide unhindered access to whole of Tigray to protect civilians, Bachelet urges Ethiopia
Eritrea heavily involved in Tigray conflict, say eyewitnesses
In early December, Ethiopian state television broadcast something unexpected: a fiery exchange between civilians in Shire, in the northern Tigray region, and Ethiopian soldiers, who had recently arrived in the area.
To the surprise of viewers used to wartime propaganda, the Tigrayan elders spoke in vivid detail of the horrors that had befallen the town since the outbreak of war between
War Forces Thousands of Tigreans/Ethiopians in to Sudan
They took with them with donkeys and beds and motorcycles and colorful cloths that they now drape over pipes to create shelters. Others left their shoes behind as they crossed a river to safety.Tens of thousands of Ethiopians who just weeks ago were contemplating the harvest season now huddle in refugee camps in Sudan.
TIGRAI WILL WIN AGAINST ALL THE ODDS!
G.Amare, December 19, 2020 - To begin with, let me share a narrative of an incident that was aired on Tigrai TV which had caught my attention. It is a single incident but tells a lot about the intrinsic social values and moral principles of the Tigrai people. On 29 November 2020, the Tigrai forces claimed to have shot down Ethiopia’s fighter aircraft, Mi-23.
A gulf of difference: How the UAE and Egypt's close coordination fell apart and what's next
On Wednesday, United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed traveled to Cairo to hold direct talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the shifting dynamics of the blockade of Qatar, which Saudi Arabia has been pushing hard to bring to a resolution after more than three years.
The war on Tigray: A multi-pronged assault driven by genocidal undercurrents
Abiy alleged the cause for the war was Tigray's strike on military bases in the region. Yet his recent "victory speech" to the expired parliament detailed preparations for war that began more than two years ago.In response to his own question of "some people ask, why was the [military] measure not taken earlier, why this late?", he said "one who understands the enemy's capacity and regional alignment of forces does not ask this question,"
Tigray-Tigrigni: Time Long Overdue.
Hailemariam Abebe 12-18-20 - I was either in the 3rd or 4th grade when I first learned about the umbilical cord bonding the great Empire of Axum to Adolis. I remember it clearly, after these so many years, in whose class I first learned about it. It was in the Gibre Guebnet class taught by one of Axum's premier priest and scholar of Saint Yared, Mregeta Fisseha (may he rest in peace). And it is not only with regards to his class of Gibre Guebnet that I remember him so dearly but for the transforming event I had seen him do too.
Run, Walk, or Move out!
Aesop 12/16/2020 - Lekatit 11 is on the horizon. It is time for Tegaru all over the world, including our people in Sudan, to make preparations and commemorate their awakening in front of the world. Tigreans will demonstrate, twice again, who they are:
CNN uncovers reality for refugees on the Ethiopia-Sudan border
CNN hears testimony from refugees at the Sudan-Ethiopia border, all of whom say they were targeted because of their Tigray ethnicity. CNN also heard from a member of the Tigray People's Liberation Front that the majority of the forces operating in Ethiopia's Tigray region are from Eritrea...
A Heart-felt Gratitude to the Great People of the Sudan!
Hailemariam Abebe 12-19-20
The world is watching.
Libanos Beyene Gebremedhin 12-18-20
Tigray: The darkest hour is just before the dawn
Kalayu Abrha 12-17-20
Ethiopia: Bloody Burden of Tigrai
Mogos Abraham, PhD
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Canada 15 December 2020
Role of the U.S. in the Ethiopia-Tigray Civil War
Mulu Getaw, Dec 15, 2020
Urgent Call for UN Security Council Resolution to Stop Genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia.
Your Excellencies, Security and Justice for Tigrayan in Ethiopia (SJTE)
A call to all Tegarus and their friends
W. Yilma 12/13/2020
HIBR, Ethiopian Multinational Federalist Support Force, apprise of the ongoing war in Ethiopia
The callous diplomatic language and the invasion of Tigray
Kalayu Abrha 12-12-20
Open Letter - Help to Stop Genocide in Tigray, a State in Ethiopia!
Mulugeta and Family 12-12-20
Setting the records right: The war is Abiy Ahmed Ali Versus Tigrai, not TPLF
Gebre Selema 12-11-20
ETHNIC CLEANSING OF TIGRAYANS AND GENOCIDAL WAR AGAINST TIGRAY: QUESTIONS TO PONDER
Tecle Haiylu 12-10-20
The Scramble for Tigray - Will Ethiopia Revive
Berhanu Beqele December 10, 2020
The rise of Amhara Chauvinism and its destructive power
Aynalem Sebhatu 12-08-20
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