GSTS Letter to President of the World Bank Group and Chairwoman of the Executive Board International Monetary Fund

Ethiopia Open Letters

(By Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS)) –

We, the Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS), have been encouraged by the commitment of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Paris Club creditors’ support to developing countries. Ethiopia is among these countries that have benefited from this package. GSTS also notes with appreciation the principled stance of the US and EU have taken on the civil wars in Ethiopia. GSTS strongly believes that withholding any financial aids and grants is one of the major levers in the hands of the international community to force Abiy’s administration to peacefully resolve all conflicts in the country.

GSTS strongly believes that withholding any financial aids and grants is one of the major levers in the hands of the international community to force Abiy’s administration to peacefully resolve all conflicts in the country.

It is to be recalled that Ethiopia has since November4, 2020 entered into a catastrophic and allout civil warsin Tigrayand other parts of the country, which besides creating an immediate needfor huge military spending, human and material destruction, risks to further destabilizingthe Horn of Africa region. As explained below, in an unfortunate breach of the fundamental intents of the granted assistance, there exist reasonable grounds to believe that Ethiopia under PM Abiy Ahmed is spending the freedup resources to help funding what has become a genocidal war inTigray. 

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