Ethiopia hints at Tigray military move; cease-fire in doubt

(Source: AP, Nairobi, Kenya) –     Ethiopia’s government says its military could re-enter the capital of its embattled Tigray region within weeks, calling into question the unilateral cease-fire it declared in Tigray just days ago. Redwan Hussein, spokesman for the Tigray emergency task force, spoke to reporters on Wednesday in Ethiopia’s first public remarks […]

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed deceptive and cunning withheld interview released (ተከልክሎ የነበረው የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አሕመድ ቃለምልልስ ተለቀቀ)

(Source: EBC) –  Watch the video below about Abiy Ahmed lies, deceptive, fantasy, misleading, evasive, ambiguous, cunning, manipulation of reality and disinformation on his own words!   

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Can Tigray a religious, economic and political Mecca of Ethiopia restore its old glory?

(Source: Africa News, By Jerry Fisayo-Bambi) –  Tigray a remote region of Ethiopia with considerable cultural, economic and political weight has dominated news headlines across Africa for nearly a year over a deadly conflict between its authorities and that of Ethiopia’s national forces. Forces loyal to the region’s dissident authorities are waging an offensive against […]

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An uneasy silence from Ethiopia and Eritrea over what’s next

(Source: New York Times, By Simon Marks, June 29, 2021) – As Tigrayan forces celebrated returned control over their regional capital, Mekelle, there was mostly silence from senior Ethiopian officials back in the nation’s capital, Addis Ababa. As Ethiopian troops left Mekelle and other parts of the Tigray region, the country’s foreign affairs ministry described the […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 177 – 30 June 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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New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers documenting executions

(Source: CNN) –    A CNN investigation in April 2021, in collaboration with Amnesty International, exposed the horror of a massacre perpetrated by Ethiopian soldiers in Mahibere Dego in the mountains of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where government troops are battling regional forces. CNN has obtained and verified new images, confirming not only the identity of […]

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Tigray forces seize regional capital, say Ethiopian-Eritrean troops are on the run

(Source: Reuters, By Giulia Paravicini and Maggie Fick, Gondar, Ethiopia) –  Tigrayan forces said they had Ethiopian government troops on the run around the regional capital Mekelle on Tuesday after taking full control of the city in a sharp reversal of eight months of conflict. People in Mekelle, where communications were cut on Monday, said […]

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Tigray Defense force (TDF) in ‘hot pursuit’ of Ethiopian and Eritrean troops as social media digests stunning Tigrayan victories

(Source: Sputnik) – Ethiopia is an ethnic jigsaw puzzle of more than 80 different Ethnic groups – Amhara, Oromo, Tigrayan, Sidama, Gurage, Wolayta, Somali, Kemant, Agew, and etc. The government in Addis Ababa has been waging war on Tigray since 04 November 2020. Tigray Defense Force (TDF) claim to be in “hot pursuit” of Ethiopian troops and […]

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News from central command of Tigray Defense Force (ካብ ሴንተራል ኮማንድ ሰራዊት ትግራይ ዝመፀ ሰበር ዜና! 22 ሰነ 2013 ዓም)

(Source: Dedebit Media and Dimtsi Weyane) – 33,000+ soldiers of “fascist Abiy Ahmed” were neutralized in the course of the 10 day counter offensive of operation Alula Aba Nega.   The wide offensive that started in the morning of 23/06/21 as a continuation of operation Alula Aba Nega, has succeeded in destroying 20,000+ soldiers consisting […]

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Ireland, US and UK request UN Security Council meeting over war-torn Tigray

(Source: The Journal, By AFP) Ireland, Britain and the United States have called for an emergency UN Security Council public meeting concerning Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray, where rebel fighters were able to enter the regional capital of Mekele, diplomatic sources have said. The meeting could be held on Friday, the same sources added, although it is […]

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Tigray Defense Force (TDF) vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite Ethiopia ‘ceasefire’ declaration

(Source: Mail Online and Afp) – Dissident leaders in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray have vowed to drive out “enemies” from the region, suggesting fighting will continue despite a federal government ceasefire declaration. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray last November to oust the northern region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 176 – 29 June 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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Mekelle ‘under TDF control’ says spokesman for Government of Tigray

(Source: Reuters) – The former governing party in Ethiopia’s Tigray region said on Monday it was back in control of the regional capital Mekelle, and two residents reported seeing troops in Tigray regional uniforms in the city for the first time since November. “The capital of Tigray, Mekelle, is under our control,” Getachew Reda, spokesperson […]

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Barbaric Ethiopian soldiers pass around phone to film gruesome massacre in Tigray

(Source: Latin Times) –  Further investigations into the January 2021 MaiKadra massacre have unraveled more details of the extrajudicial killings that were brazenly filmed in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region during the Tigray War. According to CNN, an April 2021 probe with Amnesty International scrutinized the video clips of the January massacre, where at least 11 unarmed […]

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‘New – and terrifying’ findings from Tigray

(Source: Devex, By Michael Igoe) – The U.S. Agency for International Development believes 900,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are facing famine conditions. USAID chief Samantha Power cited “new — and terrifying” USAID findings on Friday that put the number of people facing acute food shortages higher than previous reports. Any effort to take stock […]

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ጀግና መን ወለዶ?

( ብያሬድ ሑልፍ, 21 ሰነ 2013 ዓ.ም.) ጀግና መን ይወልዶ ሓሞት ወይስ ኣዶ? ኻበይ ይውለድ ጀግንነት ኻብ ተሽከሞካዮ ፆር ኽብደት ብረት እንተዘይኾነስ ኢስብኣዊ ውርደት:: ኻብ ዝብላዕ ምስኣን ጥምየት ኻብ እርቃን ድኽነት ኻብ ዐልየት ጭቆና ባርነት ምሕሮ የለ ዕድገት ሕክምና ኣልቦ ሞት ድንገት:: ጀግና ኣቦ ኣይብሉን ኣዶ ሓሞት የብሉን ዘንድዶ እኻዳኣ ሓቦ ምስነደዶ:: ብረት ንኽእጠቅ ዝግደድ ኸሳድድ […]

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‘Like a hell’: Ethiopia airstrike survivors recall massacre

(Source: AP) –  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Maerg was serving customers at his cafe in Ethiopia’s Tigray village of Togoga when the military airstrike occurred, filling the room with dust and bringing down debris that struck him on the head. “Everything was covered in black smoke, it was like a hell,” he told The […]

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Eritrean officials promoted a report undermining evidence of violence in Tigray, claiming an international disinformation campaign

(Source: Digital Research Lab, @DFRLab, 23 June 2021) – Eritrean report uses fact-checking tropes to dismiss evidence as “disinformation” On May 9, 2021, a report entitled “Disinformation in Tigray: Manufacturing Consent For a Secessionist War” was published to Medium by a group referring to itself as the New Africa Institute. Claims that the report was endorsed by […]

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Ethiopia’s sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect in Tigray

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Patrick Wight, 27 June, 2021) –  A balance must be struck between shielding civilians and respecting the state. The civil war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region brings into focus tensions between the traditional principle of state sovereignty and the emerging Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm. The deterioration of events into war […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 175 – 28 June 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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Press Release by the Government of Tigray on the Médecins Sans Frontières Killings and the Togoga Market Airstrike

June 26, 2021 The Government of the National State of Tigray condemns in the strongest possible terms the targeted killings of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian workers in Shoate Higum, Tigray, by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces. The MSF workers (Maria Hernandez from Spain, Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael from Tigray, and Yohannes Halefom Reda from Tigray) […]

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Tigray’s Holy War: What should the objectives be? Part I

(By Retie Keneo, 25.06.21) –  The popular struggle of Tigrayans is a just fight against internal and external genocidal criminals and oppressors; and it must aim to stop this alien occupation, the on-going and future genocide and crimes against humanity in all their aspects, hold those criminals accountable, compel the Ethiopian and Eritrean states to […]

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New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers passing phone around to document their executions of unarmed men

(Source: CNN, By Gianluca Mezzofiore, Katie Polglase, Nima Elbagir and Barbara Arvanitidis, Updated 12:12 AM ET, Sun June 27, 2021) –  A few scattered human bones lay on the rocky ground, along with a broken skull and several half-burned identification cards. That is all the villagers could find, six months after Ethiopian troops rounded up their […]

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Tigray Center: Our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones to the killing of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff members in Tigray region of Ethiopia on June 25

June 25, 2021 Washington, D.C., It is with utmost sadness that we write this statement regarding the murder of staff members May their souls rest in peace. Médecins Sans Frontières Maria Hernandez, Yohannes Halefom Reda, and Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael while on duty in Tigray on June 24, 2021. It is heartbreaking to see the lives of three individuals […]

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BREAKING: East African countries sign military agreement with Egypt as Cairo prepares for war with Ethiopia

(Source:Nyamile.com, Juba, South Sudan) –  At least five countries from the East African Region have signed a military pact backing Egypt as the north African country prepares for any eventuality against Ethiopia that has decided to unilaterally fills up its mega dam. This comes as Egypt believes it has exhausted all channels of diplomacy to […]

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Three refugee women describe what’s happening in Tigray

(Source: IRC, Photo: By Khalid Alarabi/IRC, June 24, 2021,) –  In November 2020, the internet and phone lines were cut off in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, amid rising tensions. Violence escalated, while the rest of the world was left in the dark about what was happening. Mulu, Berhan and Azmera are three women who fled Ethiopia […]

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Female leaders call for end to sexual abuse in Tigray

(Source: Church Times, By Rebecca Paveley) –    FEMALE religious, political, and other leaders around the world have signed an open letter calling for urgent action to stop the campaign of sexual violence against women and girls in Tigray, Ethiopia. The signatories, all women of African descent, include the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd […]

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ኣውራ ዶሮ!

(በያሬድ ሕሉፍ, 18 ሰኔ 2013) – ቀኑን ያለቀበት ኣውራ ዶሮ ቁንጩን ሺቅብ ገትሮ ኣቦራ ሲረጭ ጭሮ ጭሮ: እንደ ቢራቢሮ: ቀይ ብጫ ኣረንጓዴ ክንፍን ገትሮ: ፈክሮ ፈክሮ: በስማይ ይሁን በጏሮ ማን ኣለ ከኔ ሌላ ዘንድሮ ሄደ ሊዋጋ ከቀበሮ ለምን ቅምጢትዋን በላህብኝ ብሎ:: መስሎት እንደኣመሉ እንደወትሮ: ቀዝሮ ቀንዝሮ ሲደፈጥጥ ሴትየዋ ደሮ ጫጭቶችዋን ኣባሮ:: እየተዝመገመገ ጥልቅ የጭን ገረዲቱን […]

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Boycott Ethiopian Airlines: involving in ethnic cleansing, transporting soldiers, logistics and weapons to the war on Tigray

(By Yared Huluf, first published on 16 December 2020 and updated on 25 June 2021) – Freedom and peace loving people of the world, “Boycott Ethiopian Airlines” Freedom and peace loving people of the world, we urge you boycott your flights using the so called ‘Ethiopian Airlines’ since the airlines is engaged in supporting of […]

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Civilians fear abductions as Sudan-Ethiopia border row deadlocked

(Source: Aljazeera, By Al Jazeera Staff, Gallabat, Sudan) – Lack of clear demarcation in al-Fashaga has led to fighting between the two sides in recent months, as well as abduction and killing of civilians in border villages. For more than 15 years, Ahmed Dafie has been earning a living by selling wood he gets from the […]

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Minister to visit war-torn Tigray region of Ethiopia next month

(Source: The Irish Times) – Coveney highlights use of starvation, rape as weapons of war in seven month-old conflict The use of starvation and rape as weapons of war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, have been highlighted in the Dáil as Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney expressed grave concern about the intensifying conflict. […]

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‘Horrible:’ 64 dead in Ethiopian airstrike on Tigray

(Source: AP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) –  Ethiopia’s military on Thursday said it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region. Health workers said the attack killed at least 64 people, including children, but the military insisted only combatants were targeted. A doctor who managed to reach the market […]

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Tigray conflict: Videos provide new details of Mahbere Dego massacre

(Source: Bellingcat, 24 June 202) –  Earlier this year, Bellingcat worked with Newsy and BBC Africa Eye to geolocate five videos showing the execution of civilians by people in military uniform near Mahbere Dego, a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. That joint investigation concluded that the massacre likely took place some time in January 2021. […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 174 – 24 June 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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