What Next for Ethiopia?

(Source: World Peace Foundation, By Professor Alex DeWaal) –  Amid the confusing political landscape in Ethiopia today, and the last-minute efforts to mediate a peaceful resolution, some things are clear. The Tigrayan people have faced a campaign of extermination through massacre, expulsion, rape and starvation. Many have perished. Many more are suffering. All are traumatized. […]

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Mass atrocities in Ethiopia expose the limitations of early warning tools

(Source: The Conversation) – Author Deborah Mayersen Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales Disclosure statement Deborah Mayersen recently joined the Australia Tigray Alliance in response to the current crisis in Ethiopia. Since conflict erupted in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, in November 2020, there have been widespread reports of atrocities in the region. Hundreds of massacres and […]

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Omicron Coronavirus variant detected in more countries as scientists race to find answers

(Source: Reuters, By Elizabeth Piper and Toby Sterling, London/Amsterdam) – Summary Thirteen cases found in Netherlands, couple arrested S. African doctor says Omicron patients have ‘very mild’ symptoms Israel announces it is barring foreigners for two weeks Fauci says Americans must be prepared to fight spread Biden due to give update on U.S. response on […]

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Atrocity Alert: Tigrayan Civilians and Oromo detainees in areas under Ethiopian government control

(Source: World Peace Foundation, By Bridget Conley | Alex de Waal, pDeborah Mayersen, Hollie Nyseth Brehm, DECEMBER 1, 2021) –  This alert was published by the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). The views expressed herein are the authors’ alone and do not represent the views of IAGS as an organization.  Ethiopia: Indicators of imminent escalation in […]

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China says Ethiopia capable of handling Tigray conflict

(Source: Nation, By Aggrey Mutambo Senior Diplomatic Writer) – What you need to know: China says it is confident the Ethiopian government is able to have things in control and protect Ethiopians and Chinese citizens residing in the country China says the Ethiopian government is capable of managing the conflict in Tigray, becoming one of […]

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The UAE joins the Tigray war: Emirati Wing Loong I UCAVs deploy to Ethiopia

(Source: Oryx, By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans) –     The deployment of Emirati unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) on the side of the Ethiopian government has been speculated on ever since the beginning of conflict with the rebellious Tigray Region in November 2020. Nonetheless, the oft-repeated claim that several Chinese-made Wing Loong UCAVs […]

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Bishop calls for end to bombings in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: CUA News, By Fredrick Nzwili, Catholic News Service ) – Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of Adigrat says the bombardment is destroying lives, property, civilians and institutions Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of Adigrat has called for an immediate end to aerial bombardment in Tigray, the Ethiopian region where a deadly conflict has unfolded since last November. In a […]

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Rockets fired as Ethiopia, Sudan border clash escalates

(Source: Nation, By Mawahib Abdallatif Sudan Correspondent) – What you need to know: Ethiopia denied that it launched an attack on the border, it blamed the dispute on rebels from the Tigray region The Sudanese military has again accused Ethiopian forces of threatening its soldiers and civilians near a tense disputed border section as a […]

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U.S. blasts “sickening trend” as U.N. warned of “relentless wave of attacks on humanitarian workers”

(Source: CBS News, BY PAMELA FALK, United Nations) –  Humanitarian aid workers — the people who risk their own health and safety to bring food and shelter to women, children and families around the world — are under attack, the Director General of the International Red Cross has told CBS News.  “Humanitarian aid is being used […]

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Ethiopian prime minister should be ‘stripped of Nobel Peace Prize’ – Jeremy Hunt former UK Foreign Secretary

(Source:Evening Standard, By David Lynch) –  The former foreign secretary said there was a ‘genocide happening in Tigray’ on Abiy Ahmed’s watch. The prime minister of Ethiopia should be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize, ministers have been told. The Conservative former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt suggested it was “high time” Ethiopia’s leader, Abiy Ahmed, returned […]

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A British Citizen Andargachew Tsege, CEO of US-based ESAT and top Ethiopian government advisor, accused of inciting genocide in Ethiopia

(Source: Globe News Net and Mekete Tigray UK, updated 15:30) –   A British Citizen, CEO of the US-Based Television ESAT, and top Ethiopian government advisor Andargachew Tsege is inciting genocide against Tigrayans in Ethiopia. Andargachew Tsige told Ethiopian and Amhara soldiers to carry out genocide with the most barbaric of cruelties. Andargachew Tsege, dressed […]

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Abiy has lost his war but Ethiopia could reinvent itself

(Source: The Elephant, By Matt Bryden and Rashid Abdi) –  The conflict has left a weakened nation and it has confronted all Ethiopians with one inescapable truth: they must acknowledge their diversity or risk disintegration.     A coalition of Ethiopian opposition forces is approaching the gates of the capital, Addis Ababa, following a long, […]

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Ethiopia heading to genocide due to leaders’ violent hate speech: UN

(Source: Business Standard) –    Calls to arms and violent hate speech by irresponsible leaders are heading Ethiopia to the risk of genocide, the UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu said. On Friday, she expressed grave concern about the deterioration of the situation in Ethiopia, Xinhua news agency reported. Speech […]

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Briton released from death row accused of inciting genocide in Ethiopia

(Source: The Telegraph, By Will Brown, Nairobi, 28 November 2021, 5:33pm) –  Andy Tsege was freed after pleas from Philip Hammond and Jeremy Corbyn and has recently been urging soldiers to resort to ‘savage cruelties’ Her is his message translation we are ready to die with you.hence as there is no other alternative,you have to massacre oll […]

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Group warns UN over imminent genocide in Ethiopia

(Source: Gavel International, By Ogunsakin Mustapha) –  A group under the aegis of African Citizens have warned of the possibility of genocide in the ongoing ethnic war in Ethiopia. The group made up of 34 non governmental organizations, and 31 notable individuals have written to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres […]

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Catholic Diocese of Adigrat warns of current impact of war in Tigray

(Source: Agenzia Fides, Adigrat) –  “Like all Tigrayans, the Catholic Church has been seriously affected by this genocidal war waged against us by the local army and by foreign armies. Physical, psychological and spiritual attacks on our laity, priests, nuns and on our structures, places of worship, parish residences, schools, health centers, offices. Among other things, […]

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Sudan says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopia border fighting

(Source: AP, Cairo) –  Sudan’s armed forces said on Sunday that six of its forces were killed in fighting in the country’s border region with Ethiopia. It came a day after the military claimed that Ethiopian military and militia forces attacked the border area of al-Fashaqa, a disputed agricultural area that straddles the two countries. […]

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Denouncing Addis Ababa University’s Recent Statement and Warning to Revoke Academic Degrees of Individuals Based on their Political Opinion

Official Correspondence GSTS-O.C-2021-133 The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS)i Classification: OPEN The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS) is extremely shocked by Addis Ababa University’s (AAU) recent politically motivated statement and unprecedented threat to retroactively revoke the academic degrees of individuals deemed to be supporting specific political parties. This is […]

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Call for Independent and Impartial UN-Mandated Investigation into the Gender-based Violence Committed on the Women and Girls of Tigray

Official Correspondence GSTS-O.C-2021-132 The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS)i Classification: OPEN H.E. Ambassador Nazhat Shameem President of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva H.E. Sima Bahous UN Women Executive Director New York CC: Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva UN Women Geneva Geneva  Excellencies, The war on Tigray, which […]

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African Citizens’ Letter to the United Nations Secretary General On the risk of genocide in Ethiopia

Friday 26 November 2021 Antonio Guterres    Secretary-General     United Nations (UN)     405 East 42nd Street New     York, NY, 10017 Dear Mr. Secretary-General, Concerning the Need to Take Urgent Action to Prevent Genocide in Ethiopia We, the undersigned, write on behalf of ourselves, our members across the regions of the […]

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The warning signs are there for genocide in Ethiopia – the world must act to prevent it

(Source: The Guardian, Helen Clark, Michael Lapsley and David Alton, Fri 26 Nov 2021 08.00 GMT) – The country has been scarred by violence on all sides, but there may be much worse to come as Tigrayan civilians are targeted Genocide happens when warning signs are not heeded. The world looks away, refusing to believe […]

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Can Ethiopia avert deepening turmoil and prioritise peace?

(Source: Aljazeera) – To achieve peace, both sides in Ethiopia’s conflict will need to accept some difficult truths. Ahmed Soliman Research Fellow, Chatham House, Published On 25 Nov 2021     Ethiopia’s devastating civil war recently entered into its second year. The conflict between the federal government and the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) has metastasised […]

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UN says receiving reports of ‘New waves’ of forced displacement in the western Tigray that Blinken said early March that ‘Ethnic cleansing’ conducted

(Source: AFP and Globe News Net) –  The United Nations on Wednesday expressed worry over reports of large-scale displacement from western Tigray, part of the war-hit Ethiopian region where the US has previously warned of ethnic cleansing. The UN refugee agency UNHCR and other agencies have “received very concerning reports of new waves of displacement” […]

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Ethiopia: The UN Human Rights Council should urgently hold a special session to address the ongoing human rights crisis

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland 24 November 2021 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs), strongly urge the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a special session on the ongoing human rights crisis in Ethiopia and to establish a robust […]

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Alarming military confrontation risks to outpace “nascent progress” of a negotiated process: US envoy

(Source: addisstandard) –   Addis Abeba, November 24/2021 – In a statement he gave upon his return to the US following his latest visit to Ethiopia, U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman said there was “some nascent progress in trying to get the parties to move from a military confrontation […]

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Four Irish diplomats expelled from Ethiopia

(Source: Breaking news, By Reuters, 24/11/2021, 13:52 PM) – Ethiopia has expelled four of six Irish diplomats from the country because of Ireland’s stance on the conflict there, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. “I deeply regret this decision by the government of Ethiopia. Our engagement internationally on Ethiopia, including at the Security Council, […]

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Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa ready to join Tigray war

(Souce: BBC News) – Ethiopian Olympic heroes Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa say they are ready to go to the front line in the war against rebel forces. Their announcement comes after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he would go to the front to lead the war. Tigray Defense Forces say they are advancing towards […]

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Like Tewdros II Abiy Ahmed has failed to create a centrally controlled Ethiopia

(Source: Ethiopian Euro Surgery, By Professor Tony Magaña) – Abiy Ahmed seeing himself as Tewdros II reincarnation will likely end in his fall from power just as it did for Tewdros. The struggle between a single strong central government versus a confederation of states has recurred in Ethiopia many times since the 18th century with […]

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Ethiopian blockade of antibiotics is killing children in Tigray

(Source: Ethiopian Euro Surgery, By Professor Tony Magaña) –   For young children in Tigray the availability of health care facilities and safe transport to them, intravenous hydration, and antibiotics for treatment can make all the difference whether a child lives or dies from infection which was the leading cause of death for those under […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: What are Facebook and Twitter doing about hate speech?

(Source: BBC Reality Check, By Peter Mwai) – Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have come under fire over their roles in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. Critics say they are not doing enough to prevent the spread of hate speech and incitement to violence on their platforms, but that has been rejected by the […]

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US Secretary Blinken warns Ethiopia is on a “path to destruction”: PM Abiy must end violence in the region

(Source: CNN) –  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged to bury his government’s enemies “with our blood” last week, in an inflammatory speech marking the one-year anniversary of the war in the country’s northern Tigray region. “We will bury this enemy with our blood and bones and make the glory of Ethiopia high again,” Abiy […]

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Extremely life-saving call: Forced eviction of Tigrayan residents of Adebay town in Western Tigray

Monday, Nov 22 night @ 21:46 CET Attention: Top Urgent emergency that needs immediate intervention Number of victims: about 4000 men, women, girls, & children Current situation: all of them are evicted from their homes Where are they now: in the outskirts of the town during this very night Who protects them: there is no […]

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Ethiopian prime minister joining war is ‘sick joke’: Tigray Defense Forces

(Sorce: AA, Andrew Wasike, AIROBI, Kenya) – Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) vows relentless advance to capital as Abiy Ahmed vows to join frontline The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) termed as a “sick joke,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s announcement that he would lead the army on the frontlines as rebels advance toward the capital.  […]

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Four scenarios and the funeral(s): Ethiopian powder keg is ready to explode in tragic ways

(Source: Daily Mavericks, By Greg Mills) –  The war is marching closer to Addis at a fair lick. Just 10 days earlier, with the fall of the city of Dessie, the front was 300km from Addis. There is little evidence of a government plan to stop the advance by the rebel Tigray Defense Forces. “Give […]

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Ethiopia: The UN Human Rights Council should urgently hold a special session to address the ongoing human rights crisis

(Source: Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and other NGO) –  22 November 2021   OPEN LETTER To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs), strongly urge the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold […]

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An Urgent Call for Strong Action to Prevent Further Atrocities in Ethiopia

HE Mr. Joe Bidden President of the United States of America    The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.    Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President, The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS) wishes you, Mr President, a happy 79th birthday and more years of health, happiness and success. Furthermore, GSTS notes with appreciation […]

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