Alarming the international community of the intensified air strikes aimed at the destruction of Tigray and call for declaration of a No-Fly zone over Tigray

For Immediate Release The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS) registers deep alarm at the continued airstrikes by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) on Mekelle, the capital city of the Tigray region, which have been being conducted daily since the 18th of October 2021. Under the disguise of military targets, these airstrikes […]

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US Senate House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Resolution on Ethiopia

(Source:GovTrack) –  H.Res. 445: Condemning all violence and human rights abuses in Ethiopia, and calling on the … … Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Eritrea to remove all Eritrean troops from Ethiopia, and for all belligerents in the conflict, including the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, […]

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Fresh Ethiopian air force strikes hit Tigray region

(Source: CNN, By Bethlehem Feleke, Vasco Cotovio and Jeevan Ravindran) –    Ethiopian air forces targeted the areas of Mai Tsebri and Adwa on Sunday, October 24, 2021. (CNN) The Ethiopian government’s air force carried out two air strikes in the northern region of Tigray, government spokesperson Legese Tulu told CNN Sunday. One of the strikes […]

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths statement on Ethiopia air strikes

(Source: UN OCHA, 22 October 2021) –  Press Release Today, a UN humanitarian flight in Ethiopia destined for Mekelle in Tigray was forced to return to Addis Ababa due to air strikes in Mekelle – an incident that raises serious concerns for the safety of humanitarian staff who are working to help civilians in humanitarian […]

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Ethiopian Government’s deliberately set up to catch UN Plane in crossfire in midair

(Source: Globe News Net) –  UN says government was aware of plane carrying 11 aid workers as year-long conflict with Tigray escalates Ethiopian military airstrikes on Friday October 22, 2021 forced a United Nations humanitarian flight which was 4:30 minutes away from its landing in Tigray’s capital Mekelle to turn back. Ethiopian government spokesperson Legesse Tulu […]

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Ethiopian government strikes Tigray regional capital for fourth day this week

(Source: reuters, ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia conducted an air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Friday for the fourth day this week, as fighting has intensified between central government and regional forces. Government spokesperson Legesse Tulu said Friday’s air strike targeted a base formerly belonging to the Ethiopian military and now […]

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STJ: Urgent call to condemn and stop the indiscriminate aerial bombardment of Mekelle City

For Immediate Release [Security and Justice for Tigrayans (SJT) is a US 501(c (3)) registered non-profit organization that advocates for the wellbeing of Tigrayans at a global level.] Today, SJT is issuing this urgent press release to call on all world leaders, multilateral organizations such as the UN, European Union, African Union, international organizations, human […]

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Ethiopia launches fourth air strike this week on Tigray capital Mekelle

(Source: Mail Online, By Afp) –   Ethiopia said Thursday it had launched another air strike on the capital of war-battered Tigray, the fourth such bombardment this week in a campaign it says is targeting rebel facilities. The latest strike was aimed at a facility “currently serving TPLF for military training”, government spokesman Legesse Tulu […]

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Ethiopia launches new air strike on Tigray capital

(Source: Channel 4 News) – Ethiopia has again launched airstrikes against the capital of the northern Tigray region. There has been fighting between Ethiopian and Tigrayan forces for almost a year now and the government’s blockade of the region has cut off the six million people who live there from much-needed humanitarian aid. Today, the […]

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Ethiopia conducts two air strikes on Tigray within hours, war escalates

(Source: Reuters, ADDIS ABABA) – Summary Government: Second strike targeted rebel assets in Agbe Regional capital Mekelle hit for third time in two days Tigrayan forces say strikes show government desperation War erupted in Tigray in November last year Conflict has killed thousands, displaced over 2 million The Ethiopian government carried out a second air […]

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Message to Trudeau: Stop Canada’s support for the war on Tigray

(Source: Spring, By Tigray Advocacy Canada) –  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has branded himself and his foreign policy as environmentally conscious and feminist. But one of the biggest recipients of Canadian development assistance is the government of Ethiopia, which has launched a brutal war on the Tigrayan people—a war which has specifically targeted women, […]

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Third airstrike hits capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: AP, By Cara Anna, Nairobi, Kenya) – A new airstrike has hit the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, residents said Wednesday, while the United Nations said it is slashing by more than half its Tigray presence as a government blockade halts humanitarian aid efforts and people die from lack of food. The war in […]

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Amhara’s legacy of deceit and gasconade

(By Temesgen Kebede) –  ወዲ ድሙ አይገድፍ ግብረ እሙ: A progeny cat would hardly fail to copycat his mother’s act.  I say this because, one Amhara, ironically from a prison cell – even when the system is unkind to him as he would have expected – comes out in defence not only to the empire his ancestors concocted but […]

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Three children killed in strike on Ethiopia’s Mekelle – UN

(Source: Reuters, GENEVA) – Three children were killed and one person was wounded in an air strike on the capital of the Tigray region in Ethiopia on Monday, the United Nations cited local health workers as saying. The health workers said the casualties were caused in the strike on the outskirts of Mekelle, Jens Laerke, […]

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Ethiopian government admits Mekelle airstrike in Amharic, 4 hours after denying it in English

(Source: Globe News Net) – Ethiopia has admitted it conducted airstrikes in the capital Tigray, Mekelle hours after denying it. The state-run news agency, ‘Ethiopian Press Agency’, said the attacks had targeted Tigray’s communications and weapons facilities. But medical and witness evidences showed that three civilians of a family had been killed, and more than […]

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GSTS: Statement on the condemnation of airstrike on civilians in Mekelle by the Ethiopian regime and a call for an urgent no-fly zone over Tigray

For Immediate Release Re: Condemnation of Airstrike on Civilians in Mekelle by the Ethiopian Regime and a Call for an Urgent Non-Fly Zone over Tigray The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals condemns in the strongest possible terms the airstrikes conducted today, 18th of October 2021, on civilians in Mekelle, the capital city of […]

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Ethiopia: European Union lays out plans for sanctions and a visit to Addis Ababa

(Source: European Union) – Foreign Affairs Council: Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the press conference Luxembourg, 18/10/2021 – 22:54, UNIQUE ID: 211018_19 “The third issue was Ethiopia. We are marking a sad anniversary, the “first anniversary” of the conflict in Tigray. Since then, Tigray has been shattered by systematic violations of human […]

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Ethiopian PM threatens to stop food aid entering the country

(Source: The Telegraph, ByWill Brown, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT18 October 2021 • 6:00pm) –  Millions face starvation as civil war rages in Tigray but only a small amount of supplies is getting thorough Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has implied that he may stop international food aid from being delivered to the millions of people facing starvation in Tigray […]

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Ethiopia: Airstrikes hit Tigray capital Mekelle

(Source: DW) – The announcement was made by regional TV controlled by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front and confirmed by humanitarian sources. They are the first air raids on Mekele since the conflict began a year ago. Tigrai TV said the attack on the city of Mekele was carried out by Ethiopia’s prime minister Airstrikes […]

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Ethiopia is plunging into chaos. It’s time for a new Dayton peace process

(Source: Politico, by ALEX RONDOS and MARK MEDISH) –    Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks behind bulletproof glass at his inauguration ceremony Oct. 4, after he was sworn in for a second five-year term, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. | Mulugeta Ayene, File/AP Photo Millions are starving; atrocities abound. But there’s still time to turn […]

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Not impartial, not principled, non-starter: African Union mediation in Ethiopia

(Source: World Peace Foundation, By MULUGETA GEBREHIWOT BERHE) – The United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation recognizes mediation as one of the most effective methods of preventing, managing and above all, resolving conflicts. To be effective, however, a mediation process requires more than the appointment of a high-profile individual to act as a third party. […]

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Fears for humanitarian crisis engulfing Tigray as Abiy Ahmed launches make or break war

(Source: The Independent) –  A ‘final offensive’ launched by Addis Ababa in Tigray has raised fears over its impact on the general population, writes Ahmed Aboudouh   A broken human skull, pieces of human bones and blood-stained clothes scattered around what looked like a burned mass graveyard, where people were searching a number of identity papers. […]

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ወገንተኛው፣ መርህ የለሹና ከጅምሩ የከሸፈው የአፍሪቃ ሕብረት ሽምግልና በኢትዮጵያ

(በሙሉጌታ ገብረሕይወት: መስከረም 20-2014) –  ትርጉም – አገኘሁ እና ንጉሱ ከተባበሩት መንግስታት መመሪያዎች አንዱእንደሚለው ግጭቶችን ለመከላከል፣ ለማስተዳደርእና ከሁሉም በላይ ግጭቶችን ለመፍታት ሽምግልና በጣም ውጤታማ ከሆኑ ዘዴዎች አንዱ ነው።   ይህ እንዲሆን ግን ትልቅ ስምና ዝና  ያለውን ሸምጋይከመሰየም በላይ የሆነ ድርጊት ይጠይቃል። ይህ ሂደትስኬታማ እንዲሆን ቢያንስ በግጭት ውስጥ ያሉወገኖች በአሸማጋዩ ድርጅትና ግለሰብ ላይ መስማማት አለባቸው። በግጭቱ ውስጥ ያሉት ተፋላሚዎች […]

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Negotiation between Ethiopia and TPLF by excluding other political forces in Tigray ‘futile’ say three opposition parties in Tigray

Three opposition parties in Tigray (Tigray Independence Party, Salsay Weyane Tigray, National Congress of Great Tigray) released a statement on Friday October 15, 2021 praising President Biden’s Executive Order and EU’s Move for Action. The statement reminded that a year-long genocide has been committed on the people of Tigray by Ethiopian government and allies and […]

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Neither Impartial nor Independent: The Joint UN-EHRC Human Rights Investigation in Tigray

(Source: WORLD PEACE FOUNDATION ) – By Chidi Odinkalu, Paulos Tesfagiorgis, Alex de Waal and Delia Burns In March, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) established a joint investigation into alleged violations of human rights committed during the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Controversially, the partner was the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The […]

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Eritrean Soldiers and Amhara militia rape a 65 years old Tigrayan nun repeatedly and in public

(Source: Globe News Net) –      Ms. Tiemtu Afewerki, a 65 years old nun, lived her life in purity, devoting it for her God; she has never been in to marriage or that sort. All she knew was her God, bible, and her prayers. Her life was mostly in monasteries inside Ethiopia and abroad; […]

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Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco – sources

(Source: Reuters, By Orhan Coskun and Jonathan Spicer, Ece Toksabay) –    A Bayraktar drone is seen during a rehearsal for Ukraine’s Independence Day military parade in central Kyiv, Ukraine August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo Summary Demand for weapons grows after Turkish military successes Exports rose to Ethiopia, Morocco in recent months Drone shipments […]

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A ‘balanced’ approach to Abiy’s medieval war makes a mockery of justice

(Source: The African Report, By Dr Debretsion Gebremichael – President of Tigray) –  The Tigray government and people should not face international sanctions for trying to avoid annihilation. The international response to the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments’ genocidal war on Tigray has been woefully inadequate. But what is also perplexing about the international response has […]

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