Aggression Against Tigrai by Abiy Ahmed Nov 2020



Key Dates and Facts:


01-23-21 - Report of UAE Drone Use in Tigrai Conflict – 23 January 2021
Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 64 – 23 January 2021

Report that Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), drones, were used in the war in Tigray, by the UAE deployed in Eritrea. – The article reads (in translation): “According to a report by TASS on December 3, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deployed UAVs in Eritrea recently and had a big success.”

01-22-21 - UN sexual violence in Tigray region
UN urges "zero tolerance" for sexual violence in Tigray region

January 21, 2021 (JUBA) - The United Nations has urged "zero tolerance" policy and called on all parties to prohibit the use of sexual violence and cease hostilities in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Pattern said there has been a high number of reported rapes in the Tigray's capital, Mekelle

01-21-21 - Reuters report More Killing in Mekelle Tigray
Journalist shot dead in Ethiopia's Tigray - aid worker, residents

NAIROBI (Reuters) - An Ethiopian journalist and his friend have been shot dead in the Tigray region’s capital Mekelle, an aid worker and a resident said on Thursday.Rights groups say press freedom has eroded since a November war between federal troops and forces loyal to the former ruling party of Tigray, which lost Mekelle at the end of that month. Dawit Kebede, who worked for Tigray regional state TV, was shot on Tuesday night while in a car with friends, one aid worker said. "Both were shot in their head and their bodies were found in a car they were driving," said the worker, who asked not to be named.

01-15-21 - EU on the need for humanitarian access to Tigray
We need humanitarian access to Tigray as urgent first step towards peace in Ethiopia

15/01/2021 – HR/VP Blog – For more than two months, conflict has been raging in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The situation is desperate for the local population and the conflict is unsettling dynamics both within Ethiopia and the whole region.

01-14-21 - Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque
Ethiopia conflict: Outrage over damage to Tigray mosque

The conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region - pitting the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies against rebel Tigray forces since 4 November - has caused concern over its humanitarian toll, with tens of thousands of Ethiopians fleeing to neighbouring Sudan and allegations surfacing of violent crimes against civilians. In recent weeks, outrage has poured in on social media as news emerged that the conflict had also touched one of the region’s most revered religious heritage sites: the historical al-Nejashi mosque in the area of Wukro.

01-13-21 - (TMH) Eye-Witness Account from Hawzein, Tigray, on the #WarOnTigray
The following is a Transcript of Tigrai Media House (TMH) English Program Broadcast on 01/12/2021 - An Eye-Witness Account from Hawzein, Tigray

We know that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said ‘no civilians have been targeted; no one has been killed; everything is calm on the ground’ – but it is not true. And today we have a really powerful story to share with you from an eyewitness who was in Hawzien when the war began. Zenebu is going to share her story and the various atrocities that she saw first-hand. I have her daughter with us as well, Semhal, who is going to be translating. We have decided not to show Zenebu’s face for safety reasons.

01-11-21 - Sudan: The Tigray are fleeing Ethiopia January 2021
Sudan: The Tigray are fleeing Ethiopia

Doctors and farmers, students and traders, entire families from the Tigray region had to flee in the conflict against the government. In their home region, Tigray rebels had challenged the government and it hit back hard. This conflict is about the decades-old tension between the 80+ ethnic groups in the country, it is about political influence and land ownership.

01-09-21 - Satellite Images Show Ethiopia Carnage as Conflict Continues January 2021
Satellite Images Show Ethiopia Carnage as Conflict Continues

Satellite images show the destruction of United Nations’ facilities, a health-care unit, a high school and houses at two camps sheltering Eritrean refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, belying government claims that the conflict in the dissident region is largely over.

01-08-21 - TIGRAY REGION HUMANITARIAN UPDATE January 2021
TIGRAY REGION HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

The two joint Government-humanitarian partners’ assessment missions that deployed on 20 December are completed. Both missions have witnessed a dire humanitarian situation with poor access to services and limited livelihoods.

01-08-21 - Martin Plaut Analysis on Eritrean Army Invasion of Tigrai January 2021
Eritrea in the Tigray war: What we know and why it might backfire

There is little doubt now that Eritrean forces are participating in the war in Tigray. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has denied it and Eritrea's foreign minister has insisted "we are not part of the conflict". But other disagree. On 8 December, Reuters reported that "a U.S. government source and five regional diplomats" told them the US believes Eritrean soldiers have crossed into Ethiopia.

01-06-21 - AP Report Abiy General Admits Eritrean Army Invaded Tigrai January 2021
Ethiopian Army Official Confirms Eritrean Troops in Tigray

A senior Ethiopian military official has confirmed the presence of security forces from neighboring Eritrea in the deadly conflict in his country’s northern Tigray region.

01-06-21 - Reuters Report Displaced people in Tigrai Conflict January 2021
Over 2 million people displaced by conflict in ' Tigray region - local official

NAIROBI (Reuters) - About 2.2 million people have been displaced within ' Tigray region since fighting erupted there in November with about half fleeing after their homes were burned down, a local government official said.

01-03-21 - WashingtonPost Pictorial Report Tigrai Conflict January 2021
‘Everything’s already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again’: Tragic photos of Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan

The fighting taking place in Ethiopia has led to thousands fleeing to refugee camps in Sudan to escape the violence. Associated Press photographer Nariman El-Mofty has been on the ground documenting it. I’ve been looking at images of war for over 20 years now, and it never gets any easier. It never gets any less tragic.

01-02-21 - Situation Report Tigrai January 2021
Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 42 – 2 January 2021

Multiple sources state that Eritrean soldiers are blocked in attempts to leave Tigray. Heavy fighting between Ethiopia National Defense Forces (ENDF) and Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) is taking place near the major roads out to Eritrea.

12-31-20 - Food security in Tigray
Ethiopia Food Security Outlook Update, December 2020

Since the outbreak of conflict in early November between federal and regional forces in Tigray, nearly 54,000 people have been displaced to Sudan as of December 26, with many likely displaced in Tigray

12-29-20 - NPR on Tigray Conflict
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.

12-29-20 - DR Tedros , WHO Chief on Tigray Conflict
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>

Audio/Video Resources:
Tigray Genocide: The Red Line 01-18-2021


Looted hospitals and empty towns, an exclusive look inside Tigray | English subtitles


Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis: Violations of Int'l Humanitarian & Human Rights Law (22 December 2020)



Law Prof: I Nominated Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for the Nobel Peace Prize. Then He Started a Civil War 12-10-20


(UN Secretary) Ethiopia & Situation in the Tigray Province: Statement by UN Secretary-General 12-07-20


(US House- ) The Unfolding Conflict in Ethiopia 12-02-20

(ABC) Ethiopia’s war displaces more than 40,000 people

(Aljazeera) How can the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region end? | Inside Story

Update - Tigrai Govt Current Statement

President Debretsion Update - Nov 18, 2020


Abiy Bombed Civilians in Mekelle City Tigrai - Nov 16, 2020

Aljazeera - Is the Horn of Africa facing a wider conflict?


War Update by Tigrai President - Nov 14, 2020

The president said the Abiy group bombed Wolkayit Sugar Factory today (11-14-20)- Wolkayit Sugar Factory is still under construction.

Tigrai TV: With Getachew Reda, update on the ongoing War Nov 14, 2020


Deadly conflict in Ethiopia threatens peace across the Horn of Africa
A deadly conflict in northern Ethiopia is raising concerns about the possibility of a full-blown civil war breaking out in the region. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the threat to peace across the Horn of Africa.

Abiy Group Bombed Hydro Power Station Nov 12, 2020 According to Tigrai TV, the Abiy group has bombed the only Hydro Power Plant in Tigrai
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Isaias Afeworki of Eritrea has declared war on Tigrai. He has joined Abiy to destroy Tigrai on multiple fronts - Nov 11, 2020

Debretsion Gebremichael(PhD):Chief Administrator The National state Government of Tigrai
With English Translation- Nov 8, 2020


Update 11-6-20:- Abiy Ahmed, the current illegal head of government in Addis, told in no uncertain terms, that he will bomb more cities in Tigrai in the coming days. He said this in one of the daily diatribe speeches he gave over the Air(See below). The speech was in Tigrigna. We hope by now, the international community understands Abiy started the war and is deadly serious to harm the people! Aigaforum Nov 6, 2020

DW TV(Current Events)- Interview with Getachew Reda, TPLF Executive Leader- Nov 7, 20202

Air Strike Carried On Nov 5, 2020


President Debretsion briefing Nov 05, 2020

16-2-2013(EC)
The Northern Ethiopian Forces Command sides with Tigrai people and government -


12-28-20 - New York Times Report on War Atrocities in Tigray Conflict
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

12-27-20 - Ethiopia Accused of Massacre in Tigray Conflict
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.

12-26-20 - Looting Report Tigray Conflict
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.

12-25-20 - EU Statement on Tigray Conflict
Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

The European Union is closely following the crisis in Ethiopia. The EU remains concerned by the humanitarian situation, as well as allegations of human rights violations and ethnic targeting. Ongoing reports of non-Ethiopian involvement raise additional worries.

12-24-20 - Commentary Tigray Conflict
'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 prime minister , 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....

12-24-20 - US Speaks at last about Tigray Conflict
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...

12-24-20 - Refugees from Tigray Conflict Account
'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.

12-23-20 - HRW Interview with Tigray Conflict Refugees
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

12-22-20 - UN Rights Commissioner on Tigray Conflict
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.
Read Also:- Provide unhindered access to whole of Tigray to protect civilians, Bachelet urges Ethiopia



12-21-20 - On Eritrea Involvement in Tigray Conflict
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

12-21-20 - AP on War Refugess from Tigray Conflict
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.

12-20-20 - IGAD meeting to Discuss Tigray Conflict
Sudan's PM meets Abiy Ahmed after cross-border attack

Ahmed and Hamdok met at a summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, known as IGAD, where the Tigray fighting would likely top the agenda. Hamdok is the current head of IGAD.

12-19-20 - BBC Report Tigray Conflict
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: 'How we survived when Mekelle was shelled'

A son orphaned, a daughter lying in a coma, an elderly woman killed - these are just some of the casualties reported by a doctor and other survivors of the bombardment of their city by the Ethiopian military during its operation to overthrow the ruling party in the northern Tigray region.

12-18-20 - Interview: War Refugees from Tigray:
Interviews with Tigray refugees in Eastern Sudan

Sayara International is a global development research company with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and a local office in Khartoum, Sudan. Sayara considers investing in local staff, experts, and communities – as well as developing a deep understanding of local conditions – to be an integral component of our work. When the crisis erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray State in November 2020, Sayara deployed its research network to reach out to refugees coming across the border and document their experiences

12-18-20 - Analysis: The war on Tigray:
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,”

12-18-20 - Reuter on Regional Conflict and Tigray crisis:
Analysis-Spillover from Tigray conflict adds to pressure on Sudan

KHARTOUM/DUBAI (Reuters) - Clashes along Sudan's eastern border and the influx of tens of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Ethiopia have added to the challenges faced by a country already navigating a fraught political transition and protracted economic crisis.

12-17-20 - CNN Report Tigray crisis:
ICRC: We can't wait for the guns to fall silent in Ethiopia to start acting

The ICRC was the first international humanitarian agency to gain access to Ethiopia's Tigray region since fighting began. The Director of the ICRC in Africa, Patrick Youssef, tells Becky Anderson that the situation is fluid and very concerning

12-16-20 - BBC Report Tigray crisis: How Ethiopian doctors fled militia attacks
Tigray crisis: How Ethiopian doctors fled militia attacks

An Ethiopian doctor has given the BBC a horrific account of how hospital patients were evacuated on a tractor and trailer, and how he hid in the woods, after conflict broke out in the northern Tigray region last month. Dr Tewedros Tefera fled the agricultural hub of Humera and later the nearby town of Adebay, telling the BBC it became too dangerous to remain in either place.

12-16-20 - Report to senior members of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Members of the Lords and Commons
In a recent meeting with senior members of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Parliamentarians were briefed on recent developments in Tigray

Following concerns expressed in the House of Lords about the plight of people being caught up in the horrors of war, Parliamentarians who have been following events in Tigray and Ethiopia have been asking some searching questions of the UK Government and the international community.

12-16-20 - CNN Report on Children in Ethiopia's Tigray region cut off from humanitarian aid
More than two million children in Ethiopia's Tigray region cut off from humanitarian aid, UN says

(CNN)The United Nations has warned that millions of children are still cut off from aid in Ethiopia's conflict-riven Tigray region, despite promises made by the federal government earlier this month to allow humanitarian agencies access.

12-15-20 - Spiegel on how Abiy turn Ethiopia to a Sectarian Conflict Heaven
Ethiopia Sinks Deeper into Sectarian Conflict

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised democracy and a new beginning for his country -- and received the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his initial efforts. It has been all downhill from there, however, and he is increasingly turning to authoritarian methods.

12-14-20 - Security Council Report
Ethiopia (Tigray): Discussion of the humanitarian situation under “any other business”

Tomorrow (14 December) Security Council members are expected to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia under “any other business”, a standing item in consultations. The meeting was initiated at the request of Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, the US, and the UK. An OCHA representative is expected to brief.

12-14-20 - France24 Report from Mekelle
Civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray speak of horror as blackout lifts

Ethiopia said Monday that power and phone connections had been partly restored in Tigray, where civilians spoke of deprivation, fear and violence in the troubled region after six weeks of silence.

12-13-20 - Situation report Dec 13 2020
Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 24 – 13 December 2020

ombardment of civilians and areas of TDF suspected bases were reported using drones and fighter jets around Central fronts of Tigray. Reports of three convoys of military trucks carrying soldiers and three trucks which were heading to supply fuel to Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) have been destroyed by Tigray Defence Forces around Mayichaw, the capital of Southern Zone of Tigray.

12-12-20 - New York Times on Ethnic Profiling
As War Goes On in Ethiopia, Ethnic Harassment Is on the Rise

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - On a bright day in mid-November, about a dozen police officers with machine guns barged into the home of Lisanewerk Desta, a theologian who is the head of the library and museum department at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and got to work.

12-12-20 - EU and US Must Do
All eyes on Ethiopia: What the EU and the US can do

(NPR) 12-12-20 - Just over a month ago, Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, ordered a military offensive against regional forces in Tigray. Since then, the situation has been spiralling out of control, with increasing international concern over access to the Tigray region.

12-11-20 - U.S. says reports of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray
Exclusive: U.S. says reports of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray are 'credible'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes reports of Eritrean military involvement in the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are “credible,” a State Department spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday, despite denials by both nations.

12-11-20 - Seattle Tigrean Community Anguish about Loved ones back in Tigrai
Seattle Ethiopian community fear for loved ones impacted by country's unrest

More than 45,000 Tigrayan refugees are in shelters in a remote portion of Sudan, while others have been displaced or are feared dead as a result of ongoing unrest.

12-10-20 - U.S. senators call for Sanctions ...
U.S. senators seek possible sanctions over Ethiopia conflict abuses

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators have called on their government to consider imposing sanctions on any political or military officials found to be responsible for human rights violations during a month of conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region

12-8-20 - CNN Report on Eritrea's Involvement in Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict ...
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...

12-9-20 - New York Times Report on Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War by Abiy group ...
Fleeing Ethiopians Tell of Ethnic Massacres in Tigray War

HAMDAYET, Sudan - The armed men who stopped Ashenafi Hailu along the dirt road dragged him by a noose so they could save bullets.Mr. Ashenafi, 24, was racing on his motorcycle to the aid of a childhood friend trapped by the Ethiopian government's military offensive in the northern region of Tigray

12-9-20 - Reuters Report on Ethnic profiling by Abiy group ...
Ethiopia volatile with fighting, ethnic profiling of Tigrayans - UN rights boss

GENEVA (Reuters) - The situation in Ethiopia is “worrying and volatile” as fighting in the Tigray region continues amid reports of ethnic profiling of Tigrayans including in Addis Ababa, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on

12-9-20 - Did Ethiopia's attack on Tigray violate international laws?
Did Ethiopia's attack on Tigray violate international laws?

In Ethiopia, the national army claims to have taken "complete control" of Mekelle, the capital of the dissident region of Tigray. But since the fighting started in November, there have been concerns for civilians in the region who may have been injured or displaced due to the conflict.

12-9-20 - ABC Report on Abiy group rejection independent probes of tigray conflict ...
UN: Ethiopia's conflict has 'appalling impact on civilians'

The United Nations human rights chief warns that the situation in Ethiopia is “spiraling out of control with appalling impact on civilians” and urgently needs outside monitoring

12-8-20 - Ethiopia Shot at UN Officials in Tigrai ...
Ethiopia says U.N. team shot at in Tigray after defying checkpoints
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -A United Nations team visiting refugees in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region had failed to stop at two checkpoints when it was shot at over the weekend, the government said on Tuesday

12-8-20 - Report on Eritrea's Involvement in Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict ...
Exclusive: U.S. thinks Eritrea has joined Ethiopian war, diplomats say

WASHINGTON/NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States believes Eritrean soldiers have crossed into Ethiopia, despite denials from both nations, a U.S. government source and five regional diplomats said, as Abiy Ahmed’s government battles a rebellious northern force. Abiy and Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace pact ending two decades of hostilities in 2018 and now regard the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) as a mutual foe..

12-7-20 - U.N. Secretary on Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict ...
UN chief urges rule of law and rights in Ethiopia's Tigray

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged quick restoration of the rule of law and respect for human rights in Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday as well as reconciliation efforts and unfettered humanitarian access.

12-7-20 - Reuters on U.N. security team visit to a refugee camp ...
U.N. security team blocked, shot at near Ethiopian refugee camp

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A United Nations security team seeking to visit a camp for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region was denied access and shot at, two diplomatic sources said on Monday.

12-6-20 - theguardian.com Reports based on Refugees account ...
'Now I have nothing': Tigray conflict has changed Ethiopia for ever, say refugees

(theguardian.com)Before shelling by Ethiopia’s army ripped through Humera in early November, life in the airy, agricultural city in Tigray was idyllic, says Brhane Haftu, a geography teacher.

12-5-20 - PBS on the War against Tigrai Reports...
Ethiopia: A growing humanitarian crisis, threats to regional stability

SHundreds of thousands of people are displaced as fighting continues between government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in northern Ethiopia, threatening the stability of a volatile region

12-5-20 - President Debretsion (PhD) with France24...
Ethiopia: 'We are in our homeland, the invaders are attacking us,' says Tigray's Gebremichael

As fighting continues "in many parts" of Ethiopia's Tigra, according to the United Nations, Tigray's regional president Debretsion Gebremichael told FRANCE 24 that the northern region would continue fighting as long as federal "invaders" are on Tigrayan soil.

12-4-20 - Ethiopian Airline Ethnic Profiling Reports...
Staff at Africa's largest airline are being ethnically profiled and excluded from work because they come from a region embroiled in a civil war with the Ethiopian government

Staff at Africa's largest airline are being ethnically profiled and excluded from work because they come from a region embroiled in a civil war with the Ethiopian government, employees have told the Telegraph

12-4-20 - New York Times On Mekelle Destruction Reports...
From Shelled Ethiopian City, Doctors Tally Deaths and Plead for Help

Abiy promised a swift, surgical military campaign in the restive province of Tigray. But doctors in the regional capital reported civilian deaths, looting and a looming crisis.

12-3-20 - A Known Eritrea Opposition Figure on Eritrea Role...
Mesfin Hagos: Eritrea’s Role in Ethiopia’s Conflict and the Fate of Eritrean Refugees Council meeting on Ethiopia

The prime minister also hid from the world the Eritrean military’s direct involvement in combat along the entire border that Eritrea shares with Tigray regional state as well as inside Tigray. The following information is pieced together from three different sources: first, reliable sources inside the Eritrean ministry of defense; second, Eritrean opposition intelligence sources in Sudan and Ethiopia; and finally, anecdotal pieces communicated from friends and relatives, including some academic researchers.

12-3-20 - Africa Confidential Reports...
Tigray leaders vow guerrilla war against the Federal government as they withdraw to the hills

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed may have declared success for his 'law and order operation' with the fall of Mekelle, the Tigrayan capital, on 28 November, but it is far from clear that the fighting is over (AC Vol 61 No 23, Hard choices ahead in Addis). There have been thousands of casualties on both sides and among the Eritrean troops committed to the conflict by President Issayas Afewerki,

12-2-20 - World Refugee & Migration Council Reports
World Refugee & Migration Council, officials, urge U.N. Secretary-General to convene Security Council meeting on Ethiopia

World Refugee & Migration Council, officials, urge U.N. Secretary-General to convene Security Council meeting on Ethiopia

12-2-20 - AP Reports UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray
UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a breakthrough a month after deadly conflict cut off Ethiopia’s Tigray region from the world, the United Nations on Wednesday said it and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access

12-1-20 - UN refugee agency appeals
UN refugee agency appeals for $147 million to support thousands of Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has launched an appeal for $147 million to support as many as 100,000 people fleeing Ethiopia’s Tigray region into neighbouring Sudan, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday.

11-30-20 - EU considers aid cut to Ethiopia
EU considers aid cut to Ethiopia amid violence

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Widespread conflict in Ethiopia that has driven tens of thousands of refugees from their homes, killed hundreds — possibly thousands — and dragged in neighbouring countries is prompting questions in Europe about whether to hold back tens of millions of euros in aid to the country.

11-30-20 - Situation Report EEPA HORN
Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 12 – 30 November 2020

Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and on the Central Mediterranean Route.

11-28-20 - US Failing Ethiopia and Tigrai Article...
U.S. diplomacy is failing in Ethiopia, in new ways and old

The conflict in Ethiopia emerges from a long and complex political history and could easily spiral further out of control. U.S. diplomacy today is under-resourced and uncoordinated, with its leadership asleep at the wheel, leaving Washington poorly positioned to help avert the emerging disaster. America’s blunt diplomatic approach to Ethiopia historically, however, would struggle to play a constructive role, too.

11-28-20 - Destruction in Mekelle and Eritrean Refugee abduction Report...
Reports coming from the front line - The Abiy and Isaias group have started bombing Mekelle City. The city is being bombed indiscriminately. The aggressors are destroying all Tigrai infrastructures. Multiple eyewitnesses reported also the Eritrean regime has rounded up over 6000 Eritrean refugees from Shimeleba and Hendade camp in western Tigrai and taken them to Eritrea. The international community has blood in its hand for remaining silent on this issue.

11-27-20 - Crisis Group on " Bloodbath in Ethiopia’s Mekelle" Report...
Avoiding a Bloodbath in Ethiopia’s Mekelle

Civilians in Tigray have paid a heavy price since the conflict began on 4 November. More than 40,000 refugees have fled west Tigray towns such as Humera and Dansha into eastern Sudan, with some having to swim across rivers to get to safety. According to the United Nations

11-27-20 - Refugees Blocked Report...
Refugees accuse Ethiopia army of blocking road to Sudan

Ethiopia's army has blocked one of the main roads leading to Sudan, preventing people fleeing the Tigray conflict from crossing the border, according to refugees arriving Thursday in eastern Sudan.

11-27-20 - Eritrean Forces inside Tigray Report...
Report of heavy Eritrean casualties in Tigray war

(London 26/22/2020) Arbi Harnet (Freedom Friday) has been receiving confirmation that several Eritrean families are getting news of their wounded family members from the fighting in Tigray.

11-25-20 - UK UK Parliament Debate...
The debate in the UK Parliament today on Tigray in full

War in Ethiopia’s Tigray Province – Government challenged today to co-ordinate an international response to a potential genocide during exchanges in the House of Lords

11-25-20 - Coalition of Pan African Statement...
Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S. and worldwide.

11-24-20 - on Genocide...
After the bombs they attacked with knives, claim Ethiopians fleeing peace prize winner’s war

Experts say the conflict could tear the country apart, cause catastrophic ethnic bloodshed, and destabilise the Horn of Africa Yared was trying to escape a government assaulton his hometown in northern Ethiopia with his children when he saw the bodies on the road.

11-24-20 -theGuradian on Genocide...
As Ethiopia’s army declares daily victories, its people are being plunged into violence

thiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has promised military victory in Tigray. He says he will capture the capital, Mekelle, and the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which he calls a criminal junta. If he succeeds, it will be a pyrrhic victory – prospects for peace, democracy and protection from famine in Ethiopia will be set back a generation.

11-22-20 -SMH Ethiopia on Edge of Genocide...
Ethiopia may be on the edge of genocide

Eastern Sudan: The women were midway through their labour when the hospital director came in and told Mihret Glahif she had to run for her life. It didn't matter that her patients were giving birth, the staff had to leave immediately.

11-22-20 -Ethiopia on GENOCIDEWATCH List
Ethiopia on GENOCIDEWATCH List

Addis Abeba, November 22/2020 – alert status : Genocide Emergency , Genocide stage: 9 - EXTERMINATION, AffECTED GROUP: Oromo, amhara, tigrayan, gedeo peoples

11-22-20 -EU ON Conflict in Tigray Report
Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

On Wednesday 4 November, tensions escalated in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Disputes between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Tigray and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led to fighting in the Tigray region and at its borders.

11-20-20 -AU Appointed Special Envoys...
AU CHAIR APPOINTS THREE SPECIAL ENVOYS TO HELP MEDIATE ONGOING CONFLICT IN ETHIOPIA, CREATE CONDITIONS FOR INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE

Addis Abeba, November 20/2020 – The current African Union Chair and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed three African “distinguished Statespersons”: Joaquim Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former President of the Republic of Liberia; Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of the Republic of South Africa – as Special Envoys of the African Union to help to mediate between “the parties to conflict” in Ethiopia, a statement released by the office of the AU Chairperson said.

11-20-20 -US Senators Letter to Sec State Pompeo...
Open Letter to Sec of State Pompeo



11-20-20 - lemonde Coverage...
Ethiopia: the growing worry of the Tigrayans of Addis Ababa

In Ethiopia, the growing worry of the Tigrayans of Addis Ababa.Since the beginning of the conflict between the government Abiy and the region of Tigray, the Tigrayans in Addis Ababa fear discrimination on background of ethnic tensions.
English Version(PDF)



11-19-20 - Washington Post Coverage...
Ethiopia's latest airstrike hits Tigray university

A university official says the latest airstrike by Ethiopia’s military has struck the school in the capital. Alarmed by the potential for disaster in Ethiopia and beyond, 17 U.S. senators urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a letter Thursday to engage Abiy directly to push for an immediate cease-fire.

11-19-20 - UNHCR Situation Report #2...
UNHCR Ethiopia: Tigray Situation Update #2

The armed conflict which began late 3 November 2020 in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and the subsequent military offensive ordered by the Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopian Defense Forces (EDF) against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), continues unabated ....
UNHCR Ethiopia: Tigray Situation Update #1


11-19-20 - theguardian on Ethnic Cleansing...
Ethiopia: aid workers report chaos as thousands flee fighting

“There is a strong nationalistic fervour among the Tigrayans so I don’t think the Tigrayans are just going to yield. There is a big ethnic element here that is clearly escalating,” said a second aid worker. One flashpoint is between Tigrayans and Amharans from the neighbouring province. Amharan security forces and militia are fighting alongside government troops as they advance into Tigray.


11-18-20 - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Statement...
RANKING MEMBER MENENDEZ STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD ON PREVENTING CONFLICT AND SUPPORTING DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN ETHIOPIA



11-18-20 - U.S. Senators Against UAE ...
U.S. senators seek to stop Trump's $23 billion in arms sales to UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration’s effort to sell more than $23 billion of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates


11-18-20 - UN Reports...
Statement by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, on Ethiopia

I am increasingly concerned about the evolving humanitarian situation in northern Ethiopia and neighbouring areas. Even before the current hostilities, nearly a million people in Tigray, and millions more who live in close proximity to its regional and national boundaries, were in need of humanitarian assistance


11-17-20 - The UK Govt Said...
Escalation of violence in Ethiopia: Minister for Africa statement

Minister for Africa James Duddridge has issued a statement on the escalation of violence in Ethiopia


11-17-20 - thetimes on Nobel committee Reports...
Nobel peace prize committee calls for end to civil war in Ethiopia

The Nobel peace prize committee has made a rare interjection in Ethiopia's bloody slide into civil war amid criticism that it was too hasty to honour the country’s prime minister.


11-17-20 - CNN Reports...
A full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia, the UN says

(CNN)A full-scale humanitarian crisis is developing in the Horn of Africa as thousands of people flee ongoing violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday.


11-16-20 - Finally Nobel Committee Speaks...
‘Deeply concerned' Nobel committee urges deescalation in Ethiopia

The Nobel Committee was wrong to hastily award its prize to an unknown person
‘Deeply concerned' Nobel committee urges deescalation in Ethiopia


11-16-20 - AP Reports ...
Tigray leader urges international censure of Ethiopian offensive

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has urged the United Nations and African Union to condemn Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government for using high-tech weaponry including drones during its nearly two-week military offensive.


11-16-20 - AP Reports On Uganda possible Mediation ...
Ethiopia says Tigray town seized, war embroils Eritrea

The United Nations and others have urged Abiy to negotiate with the Tigrayans and there have been reports Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s government could mediate.


11-14-20 - AP Reports ...
Diplomats: Rockets fired at Eritrea amid Ethiopian conflict

diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region appeared to spill across an international border and bring some of observers’ worst fears to life.


11-14-20 - SBS ON Horror in Tigray
Fleeing Ethiopians describe horror of Tigray fighting as UN warns of war crimes

Barefoot and nearing collapse, 10-year-old Tediest Gezriel is among the thousands of Ethiopians streaming into Sudan fleeing intense fighting, reporting artillery bombardments and air-strikes in their homeland of Tigray.


11-14-20 - Addisstandard On Reported Damages in Bahirdar and Gondar
ROCKET ATTACKS DAMAGE AIRPORT AREAS IN BAHIR DAR, GONDER CITIES

Addis Abeba, November 14/2020 -The federal government said a rocket was fired "in the late hours of November 13, 2020 towards Bahir Dar and Gondar cities. As a result, the airport areas have sustained damages."


11-13-20 - Reuters On Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopia
Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan describe air strikes, machete killings in Tigray

Barhat, 52, said she and others had fled from Moya Khadra after people from the Amhara region, which borders Tigray and whose rulers back Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, attacked them.“They killed anyone who said they were Tigrayan. They stole our money, our cattle, and our crops from our homes and we ran with just the clothing on our backs,” she said.


11-13-20 - On Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopia
AU chief dismisses bloc's security head after Ethiopia raises loyalty concerns

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The African Union has dismissed its security head, an Ethiopian national, after the Ethiopian government accused him of disloyalty. The office of the bloc's chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, ordered the dismissal of Gebreegziabher Mebratu Melese in a memo dated Nov. 11 that was reviewed by Reuters.
Read Also: Ethiopian police seeking lists of ethnic Tigrayans - U.N. report



11-12-20 - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Statement .
CHAIRMAN RISCH: ALL SIDES MUST CEASE FIGHTING, PURSUE DIALOGUE IN ETHIOPIA

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region between the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF):.


11-12-20 - EU Statement Nov 12, 2020
Ethiopia: Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Janez

Ethnically targeted measures, hate speech and allegations of atrocities occurring in Ethiopia are deeply worrying. The demonisation of ethnic groups is a vicious and lethal cycle from which Ethiopia must be spared


11-12-20 - Abiy Group Bombed Hydro Power Station-
Abiy Group Bombed Hydro Power Station

According to Tigrai TV, the Abiy group has bombed the only Hydro Power in Tigrai. Tigrai TV on its Facebook page said over 10, 000 soldiers of the Abiy group and Isaias Afeworki's of Eritrea were captured. In retaliation to such humiliating defeat the Abiy group has resorted to an all-out war against civilians and civilian targets in Tigrai.


11-12-20 - Reuters on Civilians Killed by Air Strike
Tigray leader says Ethiopian air strikes have killed civilians

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The leader of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region said government air strikes had killed an unspecified number of civilians in recent days and vowed to defend his people until federal authorities realise "we cannot be subjugated by their knife".


11-11-20 - (New York Times) Ms. Lemma is the editor in chief of the Addis Standard Wrote ...
What's Happening in Ethiopia Is a Tragedy

(New York Times) Tsedale Lemma 11-11-20 - ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The announcement last week that the government was about to launch a military operation into one of the country’s regions came, to put it lightly, as a shock. Not only was it very far from the emollient statecraft that won Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed the Nobel Peace Prize last year, it also seemed to shatter the purpose of his premiership...


11-11-20 - CNN on War Refugees Wrote ...
Thousands are fleeing into Sudan to escape deadly conflict in Ethiopia

London (CNN)Thousands of Ethiopian civilians have fled into neighboring Sudan to escape escalating conflict in their country's northern region, with many more expected to follow, according to Sudanese officials and the United Nations (UN).


11-11-20 - Bangkok Post Wrote ...
Ethiopia's new war and how its PM is to blame

Americans should congratulate themselves. Their election system is definitely better than Ethiopia's. In fact, it works so well that there's unlikely to be another American civil war.


11-10-20 - Reuters on Eritrea's Agression against Tigrai...
Ethiopia's Tigray leader says Eritrea sending troops over border

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region accused Eritrea of sending soldiers over the border and attacking local forces after the federal government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched an offensive against the region last week.


11-10-20 - Bloomberg on Ethinc Tigreans Abduction in Addis...
Ethiopian Police Drawn Into Nation’s Deepening Ethnic Strife

Two residents and a municipal official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared repercussions, said they had direct knowledge of Tigrayans being rounded up and detained. There were similar reports on social media.



Eye witnesses from the Sudanese border (and inside the Sudan) are reporting the fleeing of thousands of Ethiopian troops into the Sudan.

11-09-20 - EU Statement
The European Union is calling for the immediate de-escalation of Ethiopian-crisis

Brussels, 09/11/2020 - Over the past days, I have been holding talks to support efforts to restore peace and political dialogue in Ethiopia.During my talks , I conveyed the EU’s concern for the risks to the integrity of the country and the stability of the wider region should the current situation endure.

11-09-20 - Public Report on Impending Ethnic Genocide
ABIY AHMED OF ETHIOPIA HAS TAKEN THE DANGEROUS STEP TOWARD ETHNIC CLEANSING

Forcefully encamped innocent Tigrean Ethiopians were relocated today to undisclosed locations from the following places in Ethiopia.


11-08-20 - VOA wrote
UN Rights Chief Urges Halt to Ethiopia Violence, Dialogue to Restore Peace

GENEVA - Ethiopia’s stability is on the line as the recent outburst of fierce fighting in the country’s Tigray and Oromia regions risks getting out of hand. U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet called Saturday for a de-escalation of violence and for grievances in these separate but equally destructive conflicts to be settled peacefully.


11-06-20 - US Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Statement
Members of Congress Weigh In Regarding Political Instability In Ethiopia

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa issued the below joint statement with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jamie Raskin (R-MD), and Brad Sherman (D-CA) regarding instability in Ethiopia.


Update to All: - Update 11-8-20:- Following his promise to bomb cities and towns in Tigrai, Abiy Ahmed, the current illegal head of government in Addis, tried to bomb Adigrat on 11-07-20 and Mekelle, today (11-08-20). There are no reported causalities or damages as of now. According to Getachew Reda Twitter post, one of the planes was downed near Mekelle - Aigaforum Nov 8, 2020

11-08-20 - Aljazeera wrote
Ethiopian PM sacks top officials as Tigray conflict mounts

It said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen had been appointed foreign and Birhanu Jula was promoted to army chief of staff, from deputy army chief. Abiy also named Temesgen Tiruneh, who was president of the Amhara region, as the new intelligence chief. The prime minister is pursuing a military campaign he announced in the early hours of Wednesday, despite international pleas for dialogue with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in order to avoid civil war.


11-08-20 - TheGuardian wrote
PM who won Nobel peace prize takes Ethiopia to brink of civil war

Abiy Ahmed made his name as a reformer – but was there always an authoritarian waiting to come out? The contrast between “besuited Abiy” and “bomber jacket Abiy” was sharp, as was that between Abiy’s early days in power back in 2018 – when observers compared the young reforming leader to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev – and the darker more troubled time now. For some, the real Abiy is only now being seen. “You don’t come up through the ranks of military intelligence and the ruling coalition in Ethiopia and be Mr Nice Guy. It just doesn’t happen,” said Martin Plaut, a regional expert at London University.


Update 11-07-20 - Ethnic Cleansing Campaign
Abiy Ahmed and his mercenaries in Addis have been killing, arresting, and harassing anyone who speaks Tigrigna. He has purged all Tigreans from federal government jobs including the remaining military under his control. He has also been incarcerating Eritrean refugees living in Addis with false charges. Recently ETV aired an image of four people the Abiy group charged as Tigreans working for the TPLF. According to an uncle of one of the accused, these four people are Refugees from Dekemhare Eritrea. The Uncle living in the U.S.A could not believe his eyes when he saw the picture. All efforts are being exerted to release these innocent Eritrean refugees. The International community should demand the Abiy group to stop the Ethnic cleansing campaign.


11-07-20 - President Debretsion letter to South Africa and African Union Chair-
Letter to President-Ramaphosa of South Africa from H.E. Debretsion Gebremichael ( PHD), President of Tigray National Regional State

H.E. Debretsion Gebremichael ( PHD), President of Tigray National Regional State has written a letter to H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and chairperson of the AU and to H.E. Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.


11-06-20 - An Account of What transpired the War of Aggression-
The International Community is Put on Notice: Ethiopia Can Become the Next Rwanda

Elias Dawit 11-06-20 - In April 1994, the government of Rwanda shot down the plane of President Juvénal Habyarimana, setting off a planned genocide that killed upwards of one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. In a matter of mere months, ordinary Hutu-men, women and even children-slaughtered their family members, friends and neighbors with their machetes in a bloody paroxysm of hate. It is difficult to imagine the horrifying intimacy of using a machete to kill family members, friends and neighbors.



11-07-20 - The Economist
Ethiopia’s prime minister may be starting a civil war

Early on November 4th, while the world’s eyes were boggling at America’s elections, Abiy ordered his troops into action against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (tplf), which runs Tigray, a northern region of Ethiopia (see article). He accuses the tplf of attacking an army... Ethiopia’s prime minister may be starting a civil war (PDF)


11-06-20 - New York Times Wrote...

  • Having Made Peace Abroad, Ethiopia's Leader Goes to War at Home

  • Why Did Ethiopia's Leader Launch a War on the Tigray Region?
    Ethiopia edged to the brink of civil war this week after Abiy Ahmed, its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, ordered a military offensive against the government of the country’s northern Tigray region.

  • 11-06-20 - AP News Explained...
    AP Explains: Why Ethiopia is suddenly on brink of civil

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suddenly Ethiopia appears on the brink of civil war, threatening the stability of one of the world’s most strategic regions, the Horn of Africa, and the fracturing of one of Africa’s most powerful and populous countries.The TPLF objects to Ethiopia’s delayed election, blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic, and Abiy’s extended time in office. In September, the Tigray region voted in a local election that Ethiopia’s federal government called illegal. The federal government later moved to divert funding from the TPLF executive to local governments, angering the regional leadership


    11-06-20 - Crisisgroup Wrote
    Ethiopia's Clash with Tigray: Getting to a Ceasefire and National Dialogue

    Aside from the alleged TPLF attack on the military base, the immediate cause of the hostilities was a constitutional dispute over delayed national elections that brought the spat between the federal and Tigray authorities to a head. Given the likely catastrophic consequences of the conflict for both Ethiopia and the region, it is essential that all sides step back and halt hostilities before it is too late.


    11-05-20 - U.S Senior Study Group on Peace and Security
    Statement on Ethiopia by the Senior Study Group on Peace and Security in the Red Sea Arena

    As members of the bipartisan senior study group on peace and security in the Red Sea arena, we are watching with grave concern the situation in Ethiopia...These steps should include a cessation of military operations and the launch of an inclusive political dialogue that is credible to the Ethiopian people and lays the groundwork for free and fair elections. Neither will be possible while many of the country’s most prominent political leaders remain in prison


    11-05-20 - Aigaforum:
    Aggression Against Tigrai: What happened on Tuesday?

    (Aigaforum) Nov 5, 2020 - November 3rd, 2020, a date which will live in infamy. The date when the impulsive Abiy Ahmed declared a war against Tigray. What really went wrong for Abiy (and for Mr. Isayas) to declare war on Abiy’s Facebook/Twitter account?


    11-05-20 - CNN Reported
    Ethiopia's Abiy resists diplomatic pressure to halt offensive

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed showed no sign on Thursday of halting a military campaign in the Tigray region, despite international pressure to avert civil war with a powerful ethnic faction."So far nearly two dozens injured -- all military, no civilians -- were treated in the health center of Abdurafi, located near the Tigray-Amhara border." Note: Abdurafi is a small town near the Sudan border and is within Amhara kilil/region eventhough most of the residents were Ethnic Tigreans for many years.


    Update to All: - It is true Abiy attempted to bomb a target in Mekelle today(11-05-20) . No reported damage or causality due to a strong Air defense. According to an expert, we talked to, the war has escalated and no Air Space in Ethiopia will be safe going forward. Aigaforum 11-05-20

    11-05-20 - Aljazeera Reported
    Ethiopia's Tigray region asserts that fighter jets have bombed locations around its capital, Mekele

    Ethiopia’s Tigray region asserts that fighter jets have bombed locations around its capital, Mekele, aiming to force the region “into submission”, while Ethiopia’s army says it has been forced into an “unexpected and aimless war”.


    11-05-20 - U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
    Pompeo expresses concern, urges peace in escalating Ethiopian conflict

    Pompeo expresses concern, urges peace in escalating Ethiopian conflict Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is putting the support of the U.S. behind the central Ethiopian government amid escalating conflict in the region and threats of an outbreak of civil war, calling for a de-escalation of tensions and the restoration of peace.


    11-04-20 - Amnesty International Wrote :
    The decision to send the military not only signals an escalation in tensions between the federal government and Tigray regional authorities, but also puts many lives at risk

    We call on the authorities in Ethiopia, both federal and regional, to ensure that international human rights law is respected in Tigray region, and, to ensure that people’s lives are protected

    11-04-20 - Security and Justice for Tigreans in Ethiopia (SJTE) Wrote a letter:
    Abiy Ahmed and Esayas Afewerki Planned and Started a Joint War against the Innocent People of Tigrai

    The unelected federal government of Ethiopia declared war on Tigrai on 4th November 2020. SJTE denounces this illegal and unjust war in the strongest possible terms. This declaration of war against Tigrai is an extension of the genocidal acts that Abiy Ahmed has been committing on the people of Tigrai. SJTE calls for an immediate cessation of all forms of aggressions and urgently come to an all-inclusive national dialogue.

    11-03-2020 - BBC Reported: -
    Tigray crisis: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed orders military response to 'attack'

    Mr Abiy accused the region's ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), of launching the attack. The cabinet has declared a state of emergency in the region for six months. BBC Tigrinya's Girmay Gebru reports that sounds of gunfire could be heard in Tigray's regional capital, Mekelle, early on Wednesday morning but calm has since returned.

    11-03-2020 - Reuters and New York Times Reported: -
    Ethiopiaâ??s Leader Orders Military Action Against a Northern Region

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia ordered military action against a regional government in the country's north early Wednesday, in a major escalation of a simmering conflict.It was not immediately possible to verify that the purported attack described by Mr. Abiy, apparently with the purpose of seizing artillery and other military equipment from the army base, had indeed taken place. His statement, which said the attack had occurred that morning, was released by 2 a.m., which would make it a remarkably quick response.

    PM accuses Tigray of attacking federal forces
    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters)

    16-2-2013(EC) -
    Tigrai Govt Letter to the International Community

    President Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) has written a letter to more than 70 leaders of countries and heads of regional and international organizations. He reminded the international community that it has been silent to the plight of Ethiopians. He also said the international community will share all the responsibility for what will happen to the country, and the region

    25-1-2013(EC) -
    Abiy and his government term expired. He started to govern the country as unelected government. Tigrai regional government which was elected on Sep 9, 2020 stopped recongnizing the Abiy group as a legal head of Federal Ethiopia.



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