Tigray crisis: Eritrea’s role in Ethiopian conflict

(Source: BBC News, 31 December 2020) – In a sign of the changing political fortunes of a man who was once a pariah, Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has proven to be a staunch ally of Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, giving his troops much-needed support to fight the Tigray People’s […]

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How Ethiopian Airlines are keeping an eighty year old mother and her son apart

(Source: Eritreahub.org, 31 December 2020) – On Wednesday I spoke to Meles (not his real name, but he needs to prevent harassment of his mother). He lives in Canada and his mother flies out to spend the festive season with him every year. She is in her eighties and it is a tough journey but […]

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The Wish to Experiment on the Minds of Tigrayans: A Nazi Style Genocide

(By Alula Aba Nega, 31 December 2020) – In a ‘triumphant’ event recently held with Amhara Mass Media Journalists,  Deacon Daniel Kibret, advisor to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, expressed his wish and suggestion of catching the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leaders and putting them under lifetime brain or psychiatric experiment (watach the youtube video […]

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8 facts you may not know about Emperor Yohannes IV

(By Fetsum Berhane on Wednesday, 11 March 2015) – This list is an extract of a study by the renowned Ethiopian scholar Richard Pankhurst titled “Innovation and Misoneism during the Reign of Emperor Yohannes IV (1872-1889)”, you are invited to read the study in it’s entirety. 1. Urban Development Dabra Tabor – The Emperor, on […]

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Abiy Ahmed’s Crisis of Legitimacy

(Source: Foreignaffairs.com, By Nic Cheeseman and Yohannes Woldemariam, 30 December 2020) – War and ethnic discrimination could be the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s undoing In early November, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed began a military offensive against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, an estranged regional government that once dominated Ethiopia’s ruling coalition. Abiy’s forces swiftly captured […]

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ልምዲ ምብራቕ ቲሞር፣ ኣብ ትግራይ ንዝግበር ቓልሲ ኣንፃር ወረርቲ

ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ፅሑፍ፣ ህዝባዊ ዓመፅ ንናፅነት ትግራይ (Civil Disobedience for Tigrayan Freedom) ብዝብል ርእሲ፣ ኣድላይነት ሰላማዊ ቓልሲ ብዝተወሰነ መልክዑ ምልዓልና ይዝከር። እዚ ናይቲ ዝሓለፈ ፅሑፍ መቐፀልታ ኾይኑ፣ ግን ድማ ዓርሱ ዝኸኣለን ንበይኑ ክንበብ ዝኽእልን እዩ። እቲ ዝሓለፈ ክፋል ምንባብ ንዝደሊ ድማ ኣብዚ ብምጥዋቕ ምርካብ ይከኣል። ኣብዚ ፅሑፍ እዚ ምስ ቃልሲ ትግራይ ንምትሕሓዝ ክጥዕም ምእንታን፣ ብዛዕባ ትግራይ […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

(Source: Guardian.ng, AFP, 30 December 2020) –   As rifle-toting militiamen fired celebratory rounds into the air, young men marched through the streets denouncing the former ruling party of Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “thieves.” The party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), is the target of military operations ordered by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last […]

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International observers say Eritrean forces fighting against Tigray in Ethiopia

(Source: Breitbart.com, by John Hayward, 29 Dec 20200) – The New York Times (NYT) on Monday cited testimony from numerous international aid workers, diplomats, U.N. officials, and Ethiopian refugees who said soldiers from Eritrea are fighting alongside Ethiopian government troops to subdue insurgents in the restless Tigray region of Ethiopia. Tigrayan leaders have frequently accused […]

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Those those who are actively engrossed: ግመል ሰሪቓ ጎምባሕ ጎምባሕ!

By Y H, 29 December 2020 – Those who are actively engrossed; Those who condone violence; Those who stand by and witness; Those who express apologetic excuses, Those who deny the ugly truth, And condone those who trespass Innocent Tigrains to abuse Operating with a dictator, blessed they are in cahoots; They have no right […]

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Ethiopians and Eritreans call on UN and Aid agencies to join Ethiopian Airlines Boycott

(Source: Eritreanhub.org, 29 December 2020) – Ethiopian Airlines: International Boycott Campaign   Ethiopians, Eritreans and their international friends are launching a campaign for a boycott of Ethiopian Airlines, following the Ethiopian Government’s ethnic-profiling of Tigreans and other ethnic minorities. “We urge all passengers to stop flying with Ethiopian Airlines while this terrible war in Tigray […]

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Amhara Expansionism in Sudan and Genocidal war in Tigray

(By WS Asfaw, 28 December 2020) – Many people are convinced that the objective of the atrocities of two fascist leaders, Abiy of Ethiopia, and Isaias of Eritrea, are committing a genocidal crime by fighting a war of aggression against the Tigray people. This uncalled-for war on innocent people is also a crusade perpetuating a […]

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The human cost of Ethiopia’s fighting in Tigray grows

(Source: VOA News, 28 December 2020) – Listen to the audio below to learn The human cost of Ethiopia’s fighting in Tigray grows   People who fled fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray area continue to tell stories of suffering as they gather in refugee camps. At a simple medical center in Sudan, a doctor who is […]

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Eritrean human rights organisations call to stop the killings and looting in Tigray by Eritrean Forces

(Source: Eritreanhub.org, 28 December 2020) – A call to stop the killings and looting in Tigray by Eritrean Forces Gradually, as the two-month-old war in Ethiopia unfolded, the evidence of the involvement of Eritrean Forces in the Tigray conflict has mounted. Despite attempts by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Government to restrict access to the war […]

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Hundreds of civilians killed with machetes and axes in Ethiopian town of Mai-Kadra

(Source: NPR.org, by Eyder Peralta Twitter, 28 December 2020) – Ethiopia’s civil war has been fought mainly with planes and missiles. But last month’s massacre in the small town of Mai-Kadra points to the bitter ethnic divide threatening to rip Ethiopia apart. Listen to audio below to learn what happened in Mai-Kadra. Transcript from Tigrigna […]

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Reuters cameraman ‘arrested, held without charge’ in Ethiopia

(Source: Aljazeera, 28 Decemebr 2020) – A judge ordered Gemechu’s detention for 14 days, but no reason was given for his arrest, news agency reports. Ethiopian police have arrested a Reuters cameraman at his home in Addis Ababa last week and have kept him in custody without charge, the international news agency said while condemning […]

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Ethiopians from conflict-torn Tigray region say they face ethnic profiling

(Source: The World, by Halima Gikandi, 28 December 2020) – Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued against military personnel and civilians suspected of being involved with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, but ordinary Tigrayans have claimed they too are being targeted. After claiming victory in the months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, Prime […]

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Ethiopia accused of war crimes in Mai Kadra massacre

(Source: Morningstaronline.co.uk, by Steve Sweeney, 27 December 2020) –   INVESTIGATIONS into potential war crimes committed during Ethiopia’s military offensive against the northern Tigray region must be impartial, thorough and transparent, the United Nations said today. The UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) says an independent probe must take place to determine what took place in […]

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Update Ethiopia Crisis: Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afeworki campaign of terror, indiscriminate air and artillery bombardments, looting, ethnic cleansing, genocide and gross human rights abuses in Tigray

(By Mekete Tigray UK, updated 26 December 2020) – The ethnic violence in Ethiopia has spread to the western state of Benishangul-Gumuz. On 25 December 2020, Reuters reported that “the massacres of targeted attack on civilians occurred in the village of Bekoji, Metekel zone, in Benishangul-Gumuz regional state of Ethiopia. The death toll of civilians […]

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Businesses in Tigray appeal for government support

(Source: The Reporter, By Sisay Sahlu, 26 December 2020) – In the aftermath of operations by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) to restore rule of law in the Tigray region, several businesses in the region put in a request to the government for a swift compensation for the loss and damages they have incurred […]

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Tigray region interim health bureau head admits civilian deaths in battle to capture Mekelle, looting of hospitals and university

(Source: Addis Standard, Translation By Siyanne Mekonnen @Siyaanne, Addis Abeba, 25 December 2020) – In a rare interview with the Voice of America (VOA), Dr. Fasika Amdesellaise, who was serving as a surgeon at Ayider Referral Hospital in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray regional state, revealed the death of civilians in Mekelle he also said […]

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Mind over matter: Abiy Ahmed’s aim to “Pentecostalize Ethiopian politics”

(Source: Ethiopiae Insight, by René Lefort  24 December 2020) –  Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is vital to any deeper understanding of the present crisis in Ethiopia, and particularly of a […]

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He’s Planning to Exterminate Us All’: Ethiopians Speak of Ethnic Massacres

(Source: Vice.com, By Julia Steers, 24 December 2020) –  Refugeesa tell VICE World News stories of government-aligned militias checking IDs to identify ethnic Tigrayans, as border tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia rise. AL QADARIF, Sudan – After waiting for days at the Sudanese border with Ethiopia, Amanael Kahsay boarded the back of the cargo truck that […]

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The secret war in Tigray

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Mistir Sew, 24 December 2020) –  The intervention has been covert to mask the involvement of Eritrean troops, control the narrative, and obscure civilian suffering. International action is needed. After nearly three years of political tension between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray regional authorities, which resulted in each party’s […]

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Sudan army reports victories on Ethiopian border

(Source:  DabangaSudan.org, EL FASHAGA, 23 December 2020) – The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) report that they recaptured territory in the Salam Bir and Mahaj areas in El Gedaref from the Ethiopian army and armed militia. In video clips, soldiers from the armed forces said that they would continue their operations until all the occupied areas […]

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At least 102 killed in massacre in western Ethiopia after Abiy visit

(Source: The Guardian, 23 december 2020) – More than 100 people have been killed in Ethiopia’s western region of Benishangul-Gumuz, in the latest massacre along ethnic lines in the country. Witnesses and officials said that at least 102 people were killed in the attack early on Wednesday in the Metekel zone. The attack occurred a […]

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Irob people at the Ethio-Eritrea border region of Tigray are starving and need urgent aid!! High Alert!

(Source: IAA Diaspora Secretariat Press Release, 21 December 2020) – It has been almost two months since the Ethiopian Government declared war in Tigray. This war has been accompanied with the total communication blackout and closure of the region from the basic services like food, telephone, electricity, medicine, banks, internet, etc. The Irob district that […]

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Twitter Threads by Kjetil Tronvoll

(Source: Kjetil Tronvoll, 23 december 2020) –  Professor of peace/conflict studies at Bjørknes University College and Director of Oslo Analytica: Political anthropologist, Africa analyst, conflict advisor Follow @KjetilTronvoll 5h, 9 tweets, 8 min read   Thread: The statements and evidences on the horrendous atrocities taking place in the war on #Tigray #Ethiopia are mounting, despite […]

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Who Will Call Out Eritrea’s War Crimes in Tigray?

(Source: By Alex DeWaal 23 December 2020) –  Eritrea has deployed most of its army in Tigray region of Ethiopia. This is no secret. At minimum, 12 divisions have been fighting inside Tigray. At first, the United States gave Eritrea a free pass, expressing “thanks to Eritrea for not being provoked” into retaliating after a […]

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Interview: Uncovering Crimes Committed in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

(Source: Human Rights Watch, 23 December 2020) – Laetitia Bader, Human Rights Watch’s Horn of Africa Director, recently returned from a research mission in Sudan to interview refugees who fled the fighting that broke out in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in early November 2020. For several weeks, federal government forces, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), […]

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ፃውዒት ሰላማዊ ቃልሲ (Call for Civil Disobedience)

ህዝባዊ ዓመፅ ንናፅነት ትግራይ (Civil Disobedience for Tigrayan Freedom) ሰላም ደቂ ትግራይን ደገፍቲ ፍትሓዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ትግራይን፣ ሰላምታ ይብፃሕኹም። ኣብ ህዝብና ዝበፅሕ ዘሎ ማእለያ ዘይብሉ ስቓይ፣ ስደትን ግፍዓዊ መቕተልትን ንምክልኻል ኩልና በብዓቕምና እንገብሮ ዘለና ፃዕሪ ዓብዪ ክብሪ ዝወሃቦ እዩ። ካሊእ ኣማራፂ እውን የብልናን። ከም ህዝቢ ከጥፍኡና ንዝመፁ፣ ካብ ሞት ንዝተረፈ ህዝብና ድማ ብዘየሻሚ ቋንቋ “ቅድሚ […]

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A changing Ethiopia: Divisions, fear, and unfounded accusations

(Source: Awashpost.com, By Kjetil Tronvoll, 22 December 2020) – An open letter to Ethiopian authorities by Professor Kjetil Tronvoll Recently I have experienced repeated and grievous ad hominem attacks from an Ethiopian government spokesperson and internet trolls associated with the regime, demonstrating how toxic and divisive the political context in Ethiopia has become. The slur […]

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‘Slaughtered like chickens’: Eritrea heavily involved in Tigray conflict, say eyewitnesses

(Source: TheGuardian.com, 21 December 2020) – Despite denials by Ethiopia, multiple reports confirm killings, looting and forcible return of refugees by Asmara’s forces In early December, Ethiopian state television broadcast something unexpected: a fiery exchange between civilians in Shire, in the northern Tigray region, and Ethiopian soldiers, who had recently arrived in the area.   […]

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The World is failing the over eight million Tigrayans in Ethiopia

(By Mekete Tigray UK, Updated 21 December 2020) The World is Failing the over eight million Tigrayans in Ethiopia: Ethnic cleansing, war crimes and genocide by unelected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, President Isaias Afeworki and Amhara Special Forces and militias. Key facts: Tigray is home to the ancient Kingdom of Aksum which existed from approximately […]

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