Request to Rescind the German Africa Award 2021 to be handed to Commissioner Daniel Bekele

H.E. Dr. Uschi Eid President of the German Africa Foundation Berlin, Germany Excellency 1. The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS), a non-partisan and autonomous global network representing more than 3200 Tigrayan scholars and professionals all over the world, is dismayed by the news that the German Africa Foundation has decided to present […]

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Evidences and Analysis on the Biased Reporting and Lack of [Independence, Integrity, Impartiality, Credibility, Objectivity, Factual Consistency, and Professional Competence] of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and its Chief Commissioner

First Edition: 6th of April 2021 Second Edition: 19th of September 2021 Executive Summary This report documents and examines the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) role in the war in Tigray. Through its investigation of public sources (e.g., videos, reports, etc.), this document showcases that the EHRC lacks the impartiality and independence needed to lead […]

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Ethiopia: Fact-checking misleading images about hunger in Amhara

(Source: BBC Reality Check, By Peter Mwai) –  GETTY IMAGES: Thousands of civilians displaced by fighting in Amhara are relying on humanitarian aid The spread of conflict from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region into neighbouring Amhara has displaced many thousands of people, leaving many desperately short of food. Social media images have been widely shared showing malnourished […]

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Involving a government appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission in the investigations in Tigray destined to be a giant miscarriage of justice

(Source: The Globe News Net , By Dr. G. A. Z) –  On March 17, devastating news came out showing that the United Nations human rights chief. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet agreed to a sinister equest from the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) “to work together”. Tigrayans from all walks of life strongly rejected the […]

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Actions in Response to Ongoing Crisis in Northern Ethiopia

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021   STATEMENTS AND RELEASES “My Administration will continue to press for a negotiated ceasefire, an end to abuses of innocent civilians, and humanitarian access to those in need.”  – President Biden Today, President Biden is taking further steps to respond to the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia.  This conflict has sparked one […]

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Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities

(Source: CNN, By Jennifer Hansler, Betsy Klein and Nima Elbagir, Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT) September 17, 2021) –  (CNN) President Joe Biden signed a new executive order Friday authorizing broad sanctions against those involved in perpetrating the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia as reports of atrocities continue to emerge from the Tigray region. The administration […]

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The world watches as Abiy loses it – and risks losing Ethiopia, too.

(Source: Responsible Statecraft, By Alex de Waal) –  He’s been called delusional, pledging to rid his country of the Tigrayan ‘cancer.’ So far, Biden is holding back on any intercession. Out of the headlines, the civil war in Ethiopia rages on. Thousands are dying in bloody battles between Tigrayan resistance fighters and the ill-trained recruits […]

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Tigray: Atlas of the humanitarian situation

September 2021 Project: War and humanitarian crisis in Tigray and Ethiopia Authors: Sofie Annys Ghent University Tim VandenBempt   Emnet Negash Ghent University Lars De Sloover Ghent University Robin Ghekiere Ghent University Kiara Haegeman Ghent University Daan Temmerman   Jan Nyssen Ghent University Preprints and early-stage research may not have been peer reviewed yet.   […]

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Starving Tigray

(Source:World Peace Foundation) –  How Armed Conflict and Mass Atrocities Have Destroyed an Ethiopian Region’s Economy and Food System and Are Threatening Famine Foreword by Helen Clark Access the full report Executive Summary The people of Tigray, Ethiopia, are suffering a humanitarian crisis that is entirely man-made. This special report from the World Peace Foundation […]

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Ethiopian Governement misleading accusation against U.N. in Tigray

(Source: Polygraph, By Nisan Ahmado, September 14, 202) –  Ethiopian Foreign Ministry “Some TPLF soldiers infiltrating from the Sudanese side have already been captured carrying UNHCR ID cards.” Source: Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, September 06, 2021   On September 6, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s northeastern Tigray region, where […]

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Ethiopia: Abiy’s Prosperity Party used repressive tactics during polls

(Source: Ethiopia Insight) –    Progressive legal reforms aside, the incumbent employed familiar tactics to influence the media and obstruct its opponents. On 23 May, a mid-level opposition politician from the Benishangul-Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM) found himself at Bole International Airport. After three months of exile in Addis Abeba, he was returning to his […]

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Protest against abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: Africanews with AP   Around 300 protesters gathered in Geneva in front of the United Nations headquarters on Monday to call for an independent investigation into alleged human rights violations in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict. The protest came as the UN human rights chief said a highly awaited joint investigation was unable to deploy to […]

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Opposition to the Decision of Human Rights Council to Receive the Report on the Joint Investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

H.E. Ambassador Nazhat S Khan President of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Geneva Excellencies, 1. The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS), a non-partisan and autonomous global knowledge network representing over 3200 Tigrayan scholars and professionals all over the world, strongly denounces the plan of the UN Office of the High […]

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Statement by Chief Commissioner, Daniel Bekele – 48th session of the Human Rights Council

September 13, 2021EHRC Quote “The joint investigation by EHRC & UN Human Rights Office into alleged violations committed by all parties to the conflict in Tigray has concluded its field work & the team is currently analysing the full range of information collected.”   Excellency President of the Human Rights Council  Distinguished members of the […]

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UN: Probe in Ethiopia’s Tigray didn’t reach Axum massacre

(Source: The Independent, By AP) –  The United Nations human rights chief says a highly awaited joint investigation into abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict was unable to deploy to the site of one of its deadliest attacks, the alleged massacre of several hundred people in the holy city of Axum Via AP news wire   […]

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Tigray Digest N° 32: Schools, farming and humanitarian situation in Tigray

(By Professor Jan Nyssen, 
Physical Geography
 Department of Geography, 
Ghent University,
 Belgium
) – This newsletter comes with a little bit of positive news: primary and secondary schools will reopen soon in Tigray (section 1). From our side, we published a new edition of the Tigray Atlas (section 2) and analysed the status of cropping in […]

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Leaked report accuses Canada of covering for mining companies in war-torn Ethiopia

(Source: Breach Media) –  Canada has refused to condemn war crimes in Tigray, where its “feminist” assistance has created opportunities for Canadian mining companies by Fitsum Areguy Investigations |Aug 13 2021   A Canadian government program claiming to introduce feminist principles to Ethiopia’s mining sector has created opportunities for several Canadian mining companies in the […]

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The Role of Ethiopian Airlines in the War on the Tigray Region of Ethiopia

International Air Transport Agency (IATA) Montreal, Canada International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Montreal, Canada Re: The Role of Ethiopian Airlines in the War on the Tigray Region of Ethiopia Your Excellencies, We, the Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS), are writing to alert international civil aviation regulators, banking and insurance companies that do […]

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Science or Fiction! – a response to Professor Mesay Kebede and Atse Menelik Admirers

(By Yared Huluf) –  There is no a thin Or a thick water.  There is only one – water. Water remains water,  Unless faced with exerted pressure  By an external force of power;  It has no means to thwart,  In defence of its stature. There is either water  Or there is no water  And there […]

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ዐጤ፡ምኒልክና፡ኢትዮጵያ።

(ምንጭ: ኢትዮ ሪደርስ) –  ብርሃን፡ይኹን ዐጤ፡ምኒልክና፡ኢትዮጵያ። ተጻፈ ከነጋድራስ፡ገብረሕይወት፡ባይከዳኝ። ፲፱፻፲፪፡ዓ.ም ዐጤ፡ምኒልክና፡ኢትዮጵያ። ነጋድራስ፡ገብረሕይወት፡ባይከዳኝ። ይድረስ፡ካቶ፡ጳውሎስ፡መናመኖ፣. ወዳጄ፡ሆይ፦  እንሆ፡ከእግዚአብሔር፡በታች፥ባንተ፡ደግነት፥ከሞት፡ዳንኹኝ። በብርቱ፡ታምሜ፥ተስፋ፡ቈርጬ፥በምጥዋ፡በኦስፔዳለ፡ወድቄ፥በገንዘብኽ፡አገዝኸኝ። ለቸሩ፡ደጃዝማች፡ገብረሥላሴ፡በመንገርኽ ም፡የበለጠ፡የደግነት፡ሥራ፡አደረግኽልኝ። እንሆም፡ላገራችን፡ ጥቅም፡ይኾናል፡ስል፥ይህንን፡ትንሽ፡ቃል፡ለመጻፍ፡በቃኹ። የተመሰገነልኝም፡እንደኾነ፡ምስጋናው፡ላንተ፡ነው። ለኔ፡ዕድሜ፡ እንዳስጨመርኽልኝ፡አምላክ፡ረዥም፡ዕድሜ፡ይስጥኽ። ደግነትኽን፡እስከሞቱ፡ድረስ፡ከማይረሳ።    ገብረሕይወት፡ባይከዳኝ።   ፩ ታሪክን፡መማር፡ለኹሉ፡ሰው፡ይበጃል፣ለቤተመንግ ሥት፡መኰንን፡ግን፡የግድ፡ያስፈልጋል-የዱሮ፡ሰዎች ስሕተትንና፡በጐነትን፡አይቶ፡ለመንግሥቱና፡ላገሩ፡የ ሚበጀውን፡ነገር፡ያውቅ፡ዘንድ።የታሪክ፡ትምርት፡ግ ን፡የሚጠቅም፡የውነተኛ፡ታሪክ፡ትምርት፡ሲኾን፡ነው። እውነተኛንም፡ታሪክ፡ለመጻፍ፡ቀላል፡ነገር፡አይዶለም፤ የሚከተሉት፡ሦስት፡የእግዚአብሔር፡ስጦታዎች፡ያስፈል ጋሉና። መዠመሪያ፦ተመልካች፡ልቦና-የተደረገውን ለማስተዋል፤ኹለተኛ፦የማያዳላ፡አእምሮ-በተደረገው ለመፍረድ፤ሦስተኛ፦የጠራ፡የቋንቋ፡አገባብ-የተመ ለከቱትንና፡የፈረዱትን፡ለማስታወቅ። ያገራችን፡የታሪክ ጻፎች፡ግን፡በነዚኽ፡ነገሮች፡ላይ፡ኀጢአት፡ይሠራሉ። በትልቁ፡ነገር፡ፈንታ፡ትንሹን፡ይመለከታሉ፤ለእውነት መፍረድንም፡ትተው፡በአድልዎ፡ልባቸውን፡ያጠባሉ፤ አጻጻፋቸውም፡ድብልቅልቅ፡እየኾነ፡ላንባቢው፡አይገባ ም።ይህም፡ነገር፡በቤተመንግሥትና፡በየገዳሙ፡ከሚገ ኙት፡ታሪከ-ነገሥታት፡ጥቂት፡ብራኖች፡ብናነብ፡ወዲ ያው፡ይገለጽልናል፤የታሪካችንም፡ጻፎች፡ኹለት፡ዐይነ ት፡ሰዎች፡እንደኾኑ፡እንረዳለን። አንዱ፡ዐይነት፦የቤ ተመንግሥት፡ሊቃውንት፡ይባላሉ፥ማለት፣እንጀራን፡ ሲፈልጉ፡ከቤተመንግሥት፡ተጠግተው፡ንጉሡ፡ያዘዛቸ ውን፡የራሱን፡ውዳሴ፡ታሪክ፡ብለው፡ጽፈው፡ለኋላው ትውልድ፡የሚያስቆዩ፡አቈላማጮች። ኹለተኛው፡ዐይነ ት፦ግን፡መነኮሳት፡ናቸው-እነሱም፡የሚጽፉት፡ታሪክ […]

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Update On Joint UN And Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Investigation On Tigray

(Source: Scoop) –   Friday, 10 September 2021, 7:00 pm Press Release: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA/ADDIS ABABA (10 September 2021) – The joint investigation by the UN Human Rights Office and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into alleged violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law committed by all parties to […]

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President Debretsion (PhD) message to the people of Tigray on the occasion of 2014 New Year and on recent political and military development in Tigray and Northern Ethiopia – September 09, 2021

(Source: Tigray TV) – ፕረዝዳንት መንግስቲ ትግራይን ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ብምኽንያት ሓዱሽ ዓመት 2014 ዓ/ም ኣብ ህሉው ኩነታት ኣመልኪቶም ካብ ዝሃብዎ መግለፂ።    

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Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over bodies found in river

(source: AP, CAIRO) –  Sudan has summoned Ethiopia’s envoy to the country over an incident where bodies were found floating down the river separating the two nations, as civil war wages in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Sudan’s foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement late Tuesday that it summoned Ambassador Petal Amero on Aug. […]

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Letter to Antony J. Blinken, US Secretary of State by members of Tigrayan clergy’s organization in the US

September 7, 2021   The Honorable Antony J. Blinken Secretary of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520   Dear Secretary Blinken: Allow us to convey, on our behalf and on behalf of the peace-loving Tigrayan people, spiritual greetings. We members of Tigrayan clergy’s organization in the US and the followers of the Ethiopian […]

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Report: 150 starved to death in Ethiopia’s Tigray in August

(Source: Washington Post, By Cara Anna | AP, Niarobi, Kenya, 07 Septemebr 2021) –     A least 150 people starved to death last month in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region amid a near-complete blockade of food aid by federal and allied authorities, the Tigray forces say, while close to half a million people face famine conditions. The […]

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From Nobel laureate to global pariah: How the world got Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopia so wrong

(Source: CNN, By Eliza Mackintosh, Updated 0425 GMT (1225 HKT) September 7, 2021) – ​​”Abiy, Abiy,” the crowd chanted, waving Ethiopia’s tricolor flag and cheering as the country’s new prime minister, dressed in a white blazer with gold trim and smiling broadly, waved to a packed basketball arena at the University of Southern California in […]

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UK Parliamentary debate on crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: UK Parliament, 7 September 2021) – The Chair of the International Development Committee, Sarah Champion MP, is to lead a debate on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where fighting broke out between government forces and the Tigray Defence Forces in November 2020. Aid agencies say more than 5 million people are […]

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