Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 195 – 03 August 2021

(Source: EEPA) –  Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peacebuilding, refugee protection, and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to the movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and […]

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በአማራ ክልል የሚኖሩ ህዝቦች 90% ኦሮሞ ፣ አገው ፣ ቅማንት ፣ ውይጦ ፣ ሽናሻ ወዘተ መሆናቸው ታወቀ እነሱም ሓ.ም.ት (TDF) እየደገፉ ነው ተባለ

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Elections? What elections? Abiy is Counting on a Military Victory

(Source: The Elephant, By Mehari Taddele Maru) –  Abiy Ahmed’s legitimacy hangs on conjuring up an improbable military victory in the total war he has declared on the people  of Tigray. Download PDFPrint Article Selected by the ruling party and later appointed by the Ethiopian parliament in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was expected to deliver […]

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Human Rights Violations in Eritrea

By Ethio-Canadian 4 Peace  General Overview Eritrea is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society with at least nine recognized ethnic groups with 55% Tigraynians, the Tigre 30% Tigre and 4%. Saho. Some 98% of the Eritrean 6 million population belong to the major world religions. Majority of people are Christian (63%) followed by Moslems (36%). Eritrea’s […]

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ኤርትራዉያን ስደተኛታት መጋበርያ ፖለቲካ ክኾኑ ኣይነፍቅድን

ባይቶ ይኣክል ኤርትራውያን  ምንቅስቃስ ይኣክል እዚ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ኲናት ቅድሚ ምጅማሩ ኣትሒዝና፡ ኤርትራዉያን ስደተኛታት ግዳያት ከይኮኑ ዓቢ ሻቅሎት ከምዝሓደረና ብማዕከናት ዜና ሓቢርና ምንባርና ዝዝከር እዩ። ኣብዚ ሕጂ ዝርአ ዘሎ ሓድሽ ኩነታት ድማ፡ ኤርትራዉያን ስደተኛታት ኣብ ርእሲ እቲ ኲናት ዘስዓቦ ከቢድ መከራ፡ ናይ ጸጥታ ድሕነትን ሓደጋ የጋጥሞም ከምዘሎ ብማዕከናት ዜና ይስማዕ ኣሎ። ሚኒስተር ዜና […]

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Bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan

(Source: AP, By SAMY MAGDY and CARA ANNA, NAIROBI, Kenya) –    A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found more than 40 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wounds or their hands bound. […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 194 – 02 August 2021

(Source: EEPA) –  Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peacebuilding, refugee protection, and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to the movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and […]

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Humera Massacre: Daily one or two dead bodies with their hands tied behind their backs floating on the river Tekeze

(Source: Tghat) –  Western Tigray is a scene of crime: ethnic cleansing, forced removal, massacres, executions and throwing people to the Tekeze river. The land is being changed through burning, confiscation and severing infrastructure connections to the rest of Tigray. In many towns, no Tigrayan is left. “There are no Tigrayans here,” said an Amhara […]

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USA protests against a “web” of delays blocking aid getting into Tigray

(Source: US State Department) –  UNITED STATES STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO FIGHT FAMINE IN TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA WITH MORE THAN $149 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE   For Immediate Release Friday, July 30, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million […]

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UN special advisor on genocide expresses alarm over the worsening situation in different parts of Ethiopia

(Addis Standard) –  Addis Abeba, July 31/2021 – The Special Adviser of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on the Prevention of  Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, in a statement discussing the deteriorating situation in Ethiiopia expressed alarm at the continuation of what she described as ‘ethnic violence’  in the country and the allegations of serious violations […]

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Eritrean opposition meeting in Khartoum to establish a military force to overthrow the regime in Asmara

(Source: Adoulis,  translated from Arabic using Google Translate) –  A number of Eritrean opposition organizations are participating in preparatory meetings to establish a broad frontal political and military entity in order to overthrow the regime in Asmara. According to private sources, Adulis said that the consultations taking place in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, are led […]

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US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade

(Source: AP, By CARA ANNA) –      NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide is visiting Ethiopia next week to press the government to lift what the U.S. calls a blockade on humanitarian aid to the conflict-hit Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people now face […]

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The Government of Tigray current position of statement for a negotiated ceasefire

Current position of the Government of Tigray regarding a negotiated ceasefire  Abiy Ahmed has committed the act of treason by colluding with foreign forces to commit genocide on the people of Tigray. His genocidal war campaign against Tigray has caused untold suffering on the people of Tigray and has thrown the country into an even deeper […]

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UN Humanitarian Chief visits Ethiopia

(Source: OCHA) –    The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, today started a six-day mission to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. “It was important to me that I carry out my first official mission as the UN’s humanitarian chief to Ethiopia,” said Mr. Griffiths. “Humanitarian needs in […]

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Ethiopia: WHO – Millions of Tigrayans Without Basic Health Care

(Source: Voice of America, By Lisa Schlein, Washington DC, 28 July 2021) –    Maria Gerth-Niculescu / Deutsche Welle An aid worker distributes food and other items in Mekele, Tigray.   Geneva — The World Health Organization warns that millions of people in conflict-ridden Tigray in northern Ethiopia lack access to basic health care and risk […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 193 – 29 July 2021P

(Source: EEPA) –  Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peacebuilding, refugee protection, and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to the movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and […]

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Protesters close road, rail links between Djibouti and Addis Ababa

(Source: Reuters, By Giulia Paravicini and Maggie Fick) –    NAIROBI, July 28 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port of Djibouti was blocked by youths angered by a deadly militia attack on their region. Around 95% […]

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Ethiopia’s massive war mobilization echoes the final days of the Derg

(Source: Awash Post, By Mohammed Olad) –  It is likely to end the same way.   ©sadikao The civil war in Tigray has entered a new phase, ensnarling ethnic militias and security forces from several regional states in Ethiopia. Amhara leaders have characterized the people of Tigray as “enemies” and urged the youth to take […]

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Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues about brutal war Tigray

(Source: Metro, By Giulia Paravicini and Maggie Fick) –    The Wider Image: Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues of brutal war   SHEWEATE HUGUM, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Burned-out military vehicles, boxes of ammunition and the bodies of scores of federal troops were still scattered along the dirt road that runs through the […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 192 – 27 July 2021

(Source: EEPA) –  Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peacebuilding, refugee protection, and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to the movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and […]

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Ethiopia – Tigray Region Humanitarian Update

Highlights (1 week ago) Over eight months on since the start of the conflict in Tigray, the humanitarian situation remains alarmingly dire and could further deteriorate if immediate action is not taken. Inside the region, humanitarians can now access previously hard-to-reach area, with 75 per cent of the population now in zones where relief operations […]

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Young men in Ethiopia’s Amhara start to mobilise against Tigray forces

(Source: Reuters, By Maggie Fink and Dawit Endeshaw, NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA) – Residents of Ethiopia’s Amhara region said on Monday some young men were responding to a weekend call to arms by their president, as Amhara’s government denied that forces from neighbouring Tigray had advanced further into the region. An eight-month-old war between Ethiopia’s central government and […]

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The Ethiopian government sponsors Amhara expansionist aggression against Tigray

(Source: Puntland Post, By Adan Essa Hussein) –  The incendiary speech of Agegnehu Teshager, the President of Amhara region, is the latest incontrovertible evidence that the Ethiopian government has sparked inter-ethnic war in a country that adopted a federal system in place of assimilationist policies associated with Amharas. It is absurd to talk of Ethiopia […]

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Massacres, war fuel ethnic fervour in Ethiopia’s Amhara

(Source: Mail online, By AFP) –  As he set off to vote in Ethiopia’s national election, Tesfahun Sisay chose his outfit with purpose, pulling on a T-shirt emblazoned with a man’s face and a Kalashnikov rifle. That man was Asaminew Tsige: revered by many in Amhara, Asaminew commanded the region’s muscular security forces until two […]

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Ethiopia’s Amhara state rallies youth to fight Tigrayan forces as war widens

(Source: Reuters) –  DDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) -Ethiopia’s Amhara region on Sunday called on “all young people” to take up arms against forces from the neighbouring region of Tigray, who claimed to have taken over a town in Amhara for the first time since the conflict began. “I call on all young people, militia, non-militia in […]

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ዓልላ ዓልሉ!

(ብያሬድ ሑልፍ) –  ዓልላ ዓልሉ  አሉላ አባነጋ ተላዒሉ ሓዊ ሓዊ ዝጎስ አምበላይ ፈረሱ ኹሒሉ አርመስመሶግራካሕሱ  አምሓራይ ብል ሓሽከር ሶላቶ ደራሚሱ:: ኸደ እናንጎድጎደ  ኸምዝዓበደ  አምባላጀ ክምዝልመደ  እግሪ እግሩ እናቀየደ:: ዘይፍልጥ መቦቆሉ  ዝገበተ ብናይዳማቱ ቅርስን ታሪኽናን ተኻሕሉ  እትነብር ዓሉም አታሊሉ:: አይዓገብን ንሕና እትንህሉ  ብምንባርና ተሻቂሉ  ተላዐለ ኻብ ገፅ መሬት ኽንክወለሉ  ደጊሙ ደጋጊሙ ኸጥፈኤና ተላዒሉ:: ይዝከረኩምድ እትጉሒላ  መንግስቱ እሼኽ […]

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Ethiopia’s Amhara Regional State President calls for young Amhara mobilisation of genocidal civil war against the people of Tigray

(Source: BBC World Service) –      The president of Ethiopia’s Amhara region has called on all residents holding arms to mobilise against the forces from neighbouring Tigray. “Starting from tomorrow [Monday], I call on all people of age who are armed either at governmental or private level to mobilise for a survival campaign,” Agegnehu […]

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A reflection on Tigray’s maneuver action plan that routed Abiy’s allied forces

(By Asayehgn Desta, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development, first published on Aigaforum.com 21 July 2021) – The constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, promulgated in 1995, was supposed to resolve ethnic conflict and enhance self- and shared rule. But, contrary to expectations, Ethiopia became heavily embroiled in inter-ethnic skirmishes starting in 2018. […]

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