EU considers aid cut to Ethiopia amid violence

(Source: Eritreahub.org, 30 November 2020) Brussels fears that Ethiopia’s internal conflict could spiral out of control, dragging in neighbouring countries. BY SIMON MARKS November 30, 2020 6:56 pm 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 […]

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Establishing the Truth About Tigray: Why hasn’t the UN Secretary General demanded access and flown there to establish for himself what is happening in Tigray?

(Source: Lord David Atlon, 27 November 2020) This morning the Ethiopian Embassy in London sent their own version of events to Parliamentarains. This followed a meeting between the Foreign Seretary, Dominic Raab MP deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Mr Demeke Mekonnen. The Deputy Prime Minister also told the Foreign Secretary […]

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Ethiopia: PM Abiy rejects claims army killed civilians in Tigray

(Source: Aljazeera.com, 30 December 2020) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said federal troops had not killed a single civilian in their nearly month-long offensive against regional forces in Tigray. Abiy also assured Parliament on Monday that the army would not destroy Mekelle, capital of Tigray, after announcing its capture yesterday. Continue Reading

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አብሮ መኖር ፈፁሞ ማይታለም!

(By Y H, 30 November 2020) አብሮ መኖር ፈፁሞ ማይታለም! በስው ተፈታታኝ ጉልበት ያለው የሌለውን ንብረት ውጡጥ ኣድርጎ እየተራበ ኣንጀት የገነባው ቤት በመድፍ: በስማይ ቦንብ ሲይርክፈክፍበት: ሕፃን ልጅ መሮጥ ማይችል ሲዳረግ ለጥይት: ፍየል: በልው: በግ: በሬ ኢላማ ተደርጎ እንዳሬ ግንባሩ ተቆልቶ ሲወድቅ እንደጥሬ:: የት ነበርሺ ሃገሬ ምን ስራሽ ባሻገር ከወሬ? ከተማ ሲደበደብ ከስማይ በምድር እንደባዕድ […]

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Once enemies, Ethiopia and Eritrea ally against Tigray

(Source: Dw.com, 29 November 2020) Eritrea has been involved in the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia from day one, experts have said. But even though the two countries are fighting together against a common enemy, that does not make them friends. After more than three weeks of war, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has claimed victory […]

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Ethiopia – Thousands of Eritrean Refugees Abducted from Tigray Camps by Eritrean Armed Forces

(Source: Eritreahub.org) Reports are emerging that 6,000 Eritrean Refugees, who were living in two of the four refugee camps and in the town of Shire in the Tigray Regional State of Ethiopia, have been abducted by Eritrean armed forces working in Tigray with the permission of the Ethiopian army. It is understood that the refugees […]

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Viewpoint: How Ethiopia is undermining the African Union

(Source: BBC News) Ethiopia took the lead in creating Africa’s continental organisation, the African Union (AU), but Ethiopia analyst Alex de Waal argues that its actions are now jeopardising the body’s founding principles. Shortly before three former African heads of state arrived in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Army ‘takes regional capital of Mekelle’

(Source: BBC News) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says government forces are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region. The army earlier entered Mekelle as it stepped up its offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Communications remain down in the region and the TPLF has not commented on […]

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Eritrean refugees “forcibly conscripted from UN camps to fight in Mekelle”

(Source: Eritreahub.org) Mai Ayni: The camp (home to 21,682 residents according to UNHCR) is calm now, having been the scene of fighting earlier in the week. They were visited by a humanitarian agency (not identified) who attempted to re-assure the residents. The camps still have no certainty that they will be re-supplied at the end […]

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Report of heavy Eritrean casualties in Tigray war

(Source: Eritreahub.org, 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. An Eritrean man living in Europe managed to call his brother who is doing his national service after days of the soldier’s family being worried that […]

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Abiy Ahmed Ali’s war on Tigrai: a guide to its genesis

(By Yitbarek Mesfin*, UK, 16 November 2020) Ethiopia is a very complex country made up of 80 different linguistic groups. Some international reporters are at last beginning to understand the cause of the civil unrest in Ethiopia from the start of Abiy Ahmed’s premiership in 2018. But there is still misunderstanding about the country’s political […]

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How Western Media (and others) are STILL failing Ethiopia

(Source: Jeff Pearce) Evelyn Waugh would have a field day with what’s happening in Ethiopia right now. The talented author of Brideshead Revisited and Scoop was a racist little creep sent out by a rightwing, pro-Fascist newspaper in 1935 to cover Mussolini’s invasion. Just to give you an idea of the man, he wrote home […]

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Amhara claim of western and southern parts of Tigray

(By Mathza 26-11-2020) We have been hearing and reading about the Amhara Regional State claim of ownership of the Welqayit, Tsegede, Qafta-Humera and Tselemti weredas (hereafter refereed to Welqayit Group) and Raya, and Amhara Regional State threats of war against TPLF/Tigray. One of the threats states “some of the Amhara elite politicians continue to beat […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Fears of a march into guerrilla warfare

(Source: BBC News) After being ensconced in power in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region for nearly three decades, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) could be preparing to return to the mountains to launch a guerrilla war against the federal government. But the Ethiopian military believes that it can prevent this from happening through the offensive […]

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A view of Eritrean involvement in the fighting from Professor Awet Weldemichael

(Source: Eritreahub.org) This account of the fighting is published since it tackles the difficult question of Eritrean involvement. Professor Awet Weldemichael provided it in a series of Tweets, of which the first is attached. The map is not his and is added to provide context. Ethiopia’s largest offensives against #TPLF came from the North. That’s […]

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The Guardian view on war in Ethiopia: time is short

(Source: TheGuardian.com) Hundreds have already died. The dangers are multiplying for the country and the region. On Tuesday, two weeks after launching military action, the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, announced a “final and conclusive” push against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Few expect it to be so easy. The TPLF, which dominated Ethiopian politics […]

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Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) Special Briefing: The Ethiopia-Tigray Conflict

(Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute) “The recent hostilities between Ethiopia and its northern Tigray region threaten to escalate into a full-scale civil war that could spill beyond Ethiopia’s borders. This could upset the delicate balance of power in the Horn of Africa, and spark a humanitarian and economic crisis for the region and beyond.”

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Biden’s NSA pick Jake Sullivan warns of ‘war crimes’ risk in Ethiopia

(NBCnews.com) In one of his first tweets after being named, Sullivan warned about “the risk of violence against civilians, including potential war crimes.” President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national security adviser warned Wednesday about the risk of war crimes in Ethiopia, where government forces are surrounding a city governed by rebellious regional leaders in what’s […]

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