I will die before I give up power Abiy Ahmed in an alleged leaked audio speaking to the PP Executive Committee extraordinary meeting

(Source: Tghat)  English Translation  As it relates to this election there will be effort made to ensure that there is no error on our side to a limited extent. As you know, the main party that wished for this election to be postponed was Prosperity [Party]. For many reasons. Generally, it is impossible to guess […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 158 – 31 May 2021

(S0urce: 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: Call for Referring Conflict-Related Sexual Violence To ICC – OpEd

(Source: Eurasia Review, By Reinhard Jacobsen) – The scale and brutality of crimes of conflict-related sexual violence against women committed in Tigray have drawn widespread condemnation from around the world. It was no surprise that the Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA) focussed on that theme in the Webinar organised on May 25. EEPA is […]

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Lord Alton of Liverpool and the All-Party Parliamentary Group webinar about the use of rape and sexual violence in Tigray

(Source: David Alton, Lord Alton of Liverpool, May 18, 2021) – On 17 May 2021, the Coalition for Genocide Response joined Lord Alton of Liverpool and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea and organised an important webinar about the use of rape and sexual violence in Tigray. “Our problem is with your womb. Your womb […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Tens of thousands attend anti-US rally

(Source: BBC News) –    More than 10,000 people have attended an anti-US rally in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to denounce President Joe Biden’s policy on the conflict in the country’s northern region of Tigray. Mr Biden had called for a ceasefire in the conflict, now in its seventh month. At the rally, people held […]

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A German TV travels through a war zone in Tigray, not arriving at peace

(Source: Weltspiegel documentary is in German, translation source Tghat, By Wintana Tsegai) –   Weltspiegel program in Germany’s premier channel ARD Das Erste produced an 11-minute program rich in footages of destruction and suffering in Mekelle, Wukro, Adigrat and Aksum. In the footage is also Beriha Girmay whom we wrote about before. We present a translated summary of […]

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Ethiopians criticize United States at pro-government rally

(Source: Jerusalem Post, By REUTERS, MAY 30, 2021 12:28) –  More than 10,000 people attended the rally, some carrying banners written in English, Arabic and Amharic.   Ethiopian pro-government demonstrators denounced the United States on Sunday for imposing restrictions on aid over the Tigray conflict, at a massive rally organized by the authorities to show support […]

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China’s Ethiopian ambitions suffer setback with telecoms decision

(Source:South China Morning Post) –  The African country’s drive to open up its telecoms market saw a US-backed international consortium beating a Chinese-supported bid for a mobile licence Ethiopia says it does not want to become a forum for a ‘proxy war’ between the two powers and is open to everyone for business   Ethiopia’s […]

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It’s time for Africa to take a stance against Ethiopia’s crimes

(Source: Aljazeera, 27 May 2021)- Under the banner of national sovereignty, Ethiopia is subverting Africa’s hard-won norms, principles and institutions. Alex de Waal Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School, Tufts University Ethiopia is bringing Africa into disrepute and Africans should be outraged. Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are killing and raping […]

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A grave humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia. ‘I never saw hell before, but now I have.’

(Source: National Geographic, PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNSEY ADDARIO BY LYNSEY ADDARIO AND RACHEL HARTIGAN, MAY 28, 2021) –  Millions have been displaced, thousands killed, and reports of human rights violations are rampant as a civil war escalates in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The only roads open in besieged Tigray, a semi-autonomous federal state in northern Ethiopia, lead to endless tales of darkness. Most […]

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U.S. to Freeze Funding for Ethiopia as Tigray Abuses Surface

(Source:Bloomberg, By Simon Marks) – Tigray report shows cases of gender-based violence, rape At least 3 million people in need of shelter in Tigray The U.S. has asked multilateral development banks to suspend funding to Ethiopia as fresh reports of human rights abuses surfaced from the war-torn Tigray region. The unending conflict in Tigray, a […]

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Women in Tigray need immediate support

(Source: UNFPA, Globe Newswire, New York) –  Race against time to save lives  In the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where conflict erupted last November, hundreds of thousands of women and adolescent girls remain in urgent need of life-saving health, protection and support services. Gross violations and abuses against civilians, including sexual violence, continue to […]

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‘Our season’: Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray

(Source: The Bellingham Herald, BY RODNEY MUHUMUZA ASSOCIATED PRESS, MEKELE, ETHIOPIA, MAY 27, 2021 11:39 PM) –  Women who make it to the clinic for sex abuse survivors in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray usually struggle to describe their injuries. But when they can’t take a seat and quietly touch their bottoms, the nurses know […]

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Egypt president in Djibouti to forge ties amid Nile dispute

(Source: AP, CAIRO) – The Egyptian president held talks on Thursday with his counterpart in Djibouti as part of Egyptian diplomatic attempts to build more African alliances amid an ongoing water dispute with Ethiopia. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to the Horn of Africa nation is the first by an Egyptian president since Djibouti declared independence […]

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ICRC dramatically increases its budget in Ethiopia and Sudan as needs grow at an alarming rate

(Source: ICRC, Geneva/Addis-Ababa/Khartoum, News release 27 May 2021) –   The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is asking donors for an additional 28 million Swiss francs ($31.3 million) for its operations in Ethiopia and Sudan following violence that has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, increasing the need for food, […]

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Tigray, the Armenian Genocide and an Open Letter to President Biden

(Source: Armenian Weekly, By Dr. Goitom Aregawi, 26 May 2021) –  Armenians and Ethiopia have a long history, one that goes back as far as the 13th century. Early in the 1900s, Armenians sought refuge and a safe haven from the massacres and persecution in the Ottoman Empire and emigrated to Ethiopia, an Orthodox Christian […]

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Tigray: MEP Assita Kanko urges international community to act

(Source: MartinPlaut.com) – In a keynote speech in the Webinar  ‘Voices From Tigray: Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Women in Tigray’ on 25 May 2021, Keynote speaker, Member of the European Parliament Assita Kanko, asked the international community to urgently respond to the conflict, and in particular to the harrowing reports of sexual violence. “It takes […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 157 – 28 May 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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U.S. warns of further action against Ethiopia, Eritrea over Tigray

(Source: Metro, By Daphne Psaledakis and Patricia Zengerle) –    FILE PHOTO: A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia.   WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Thursday that Ethiopia and Eritrea should anticipate further actions from the United States if those stoking the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray […]

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US government conducts review into possible war crimes in Tigray

(Source: The National, By Joyce Karam) –   US increases pressure on Ethiopia with sanctions imposed and congressional oversight The fighting that broke out in Tigray is now approaching its eighth month and the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. AFP US President Joe Biden’s administration is conducting a review into possible war crimes committed in Ethiopia’s Tigray […]

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ብምኽንያት መበል 30 ዓመት ዓወት “20 ጉንቦት” ዝተውሃበ መግለፂ መንግስቲ ትግራይ

“20 ጉንቦት ንዘልኣለም እናተዘከረ ክነብር እዩ!” ዝኸበርካ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ዝኸበርኩምን ዝኸበርክንን ደገፍትን ፈተውትን ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ዝኸበርኩምን ዝኸበርክንን ቅድሚ ኹሉ መንግስቲ ትግራይ ንመላእ ህዝቢ ትግራይን ደገፍቲን ፈተውትን ቃልስና ፤ እንኳዕ ንመበል 30 ዓመት “ዓወት 20 ጉንበት” ኣብፅሐኩም ፤ ኣብፅሐና ዝብል መልእኽቲ እንተመሓላልፍ ዝስምዖ ናይ ቃልሲ ሓበንን ክብርን ዝልዓለ እዩ:: መንግስትን ህዝብን ትግራይ ኣብዛ ዕለት እዚኣ […]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch reiterates plea for peace, inclusive dialogue at Holy Synod conference

(Source: Addis Standard, By Medihane Ekubamichael @Medihane, Addis Ababa) –  His Holiness Abune Mathias I, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) underlined the need for stakeholders to devote for peace and come closer to discuss to reach a national consensus. The biannual Holy Synod conference was commenced with the Holy Synod’s prayer on […]

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Displaced Tigrayans accuse soldiers of torture, ‘murder’: shows obtained ocument

(Source: Mail Online, By AFP) –  Displaced civilians in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region have accused soldiers of “abduction, torture and, in some cases, murder,” according to an assessment by UN agencies and aid groups obtained by AFP. The assessment, finalised this week, focused on displacement sites in the town of Sheraro in northwestern Tigray, near […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 156 – 27 May 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 on […]

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Crisis in Ethiopia

The White House Briefing Room May 26, 2021 • Statements and Releases I am deeply concerned by the escalating violence and the hardening of regional and ethnic divisions in multiple parts of Ethiopia. The large-scale human rights abuses taking place in Tigray, including widespread sexual violence, are unacceptable and must end. Families of every background […]

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Ethiopia: The Biden administration must put its foot down

(Source: The Africa Report) –  By Bob Menendez A US Senator, he is a democrat from New Jersey, serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee     By Gregory Meeks A democrat representative from New York, he serves as the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee      When Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy […]

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Biden urges ceasefire, end to ‘large-scale abuses’ in Tigray

(Source: Aljazeera) – US president also calls for humanitarian access to Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region, and withdrawal of Eritrean and Amhara forces. United States President Joe Biden has called for a ceasefire and end to “large-scale human rights abuses” in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region, just days after the US imposed visa restrictions on Ethiopian and […]

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Tigrayans told, ‘We’ll see if America will save you now,’ as hundreds rounded up by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers

(Source: CNN, By Nima Elbagir, Barbara Arvanitidis, Gianluca Mezzofioreand Katie Polglase, Updated 1828 GMT (0228 HKT) May 26, 2021) –  Days after the United States announced financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials, eyewitnesses told CNN that hundreds of young men were rounded up from displaced peoples camps in Shire, a town […]

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Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) Press Statement on the US Sanction

US Sanction on the Warring Parties on the War on Tigray Like the people of Tigray, the TPLF is a victim and hence there is no rationale for equivalence with criminals. First, the TPLF applauds the decision of President Biden’s administration, following Senate Resolution #97, to take concrete economic and diplomatic sanctions and measures against […]

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Another subterfuge to deceive the World!

(By Temesgen Kebede, 26 May 2021) –  The Head of Ethiopian Defence Force, General Birhanu Jula, allegedly sent a letter to the Eritrean head of defence Force, Philipose, requesting withdrawal of his army from Tigray.  Both Billena Seyum, Abiy Ahmed’s press secretary, Yemane Gebre Meskel, Erittrean Information Minister declined to the request of comment regarding the […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 155 – 26 May 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’s Tigray region at ‘serious’ risk of famine, warns top UN official

(Source: AFP and France24, Text by: NEWS WIRES) – A senior UN official has warned the Security Council that urgent measures are needed to avoid famine in the war-torn region of Tigray in Ethiopia, in a briefing seen by AFP. “There is a serious risk of famine if assistance is not scaled up in the […]

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Over 1.7 million people displaced due to conflict need urgent assistance in Northern Ethiopia: IOM

( Source: IOM) –  Addis Ababa - Over 1.7 million people displaced due to conflict are in need of urgent assistance across 265 accessible locations in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and neighboring Afar and Amhara, according to data collected by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). The data reveals the extent to which […]

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Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers detain hundreds in Tigray

(Source: Yahoo News, By Giulia Paravicini and Katharine Houreld) –  FILE PHOTO: A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia. ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers forcibly detained more than 500 young men and women from four camps for displaced people in the town of Shire in the northern […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 154 – 25 May 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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A massacre in Abuna Yemata Guh, at the foot of the famous rock-hewn church

(Source: Tghat) – Gebrehiwet Gebreanenya and Abraha Gebreanenya are two married brothers who live in the house of their parents with their elderly father Gebreanenya Gebreegziabher, their wives and children. Gebrehiwet and his wife Tsegu Gebremichael had two children, Samrawit and Yordanos; and Abraha, his elder brother, and his wife Hiwet Birhane, had four children: […]

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Ethiopia Denounces US Visa Restrictions to Officials

(Source: TeleSUR) – The Ethiopian government said the decision came at a time when the Ethiopian government has been engaging positively and constructively with the U.S. administration on issues of common concern. The Ethiopian government on Monday denounced the decision by the U.S. administration to impose visa restrictions on Ethiopian officials in connection with the […]

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