Breaking News: Ethiopian Government expels seven UN Official, accuses them of “Meddling” amid pressure on Tigray blockade

(Source: Globe News Net) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, said it has issued in letters today declaring a “persona non grata” for seven representatives of various UN organizations working in Ethiopia, for what it called “meddling in the internal affairs of the country”. The Ethiopian govenement is engineering the man-made famine in […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis ‘stain on our conscience’: UN

(Source: Al Jazeera) –   UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths calls for urgent action to stave off famine in the rebel region of Tigray. The crisis in Ethiopia that is pushing the war-scarred Tigray region towards starvation is a “stain on our conscience”, the United Nations humanitarian chief says. Martin Griffiths issued one of the […]

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U.N. aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray: ‘Get those trucks moving’

(Source: Reuters, By Michelle Nichols) –  UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he assumes famine has taken hold in Ethiopia’s Tigray where a nearly three-month long “de-facto blockade” has restricted aid deliveries to 10% of what is needed in the war-torn region. Griffiths told Reuters during […]

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Hate Speech and the Tigray Genocide

(Source: Omna) –  Hate speech, dehumanizing metaphors, and outright calls for the eradication of Tigrayans have contributed to the genocide and widespread ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans throughout Ethiopia. “To catch the fish, you must drain the sea,” is an example of a widely known phrase used by Ethiopian state-sponsored media against Tigrayans. Consistent dehumanization of a group of people, […]

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See No Evil: How the United Nations is Blind to the Famine in Tigray

(Source: World Peace Foundation, by ALEX DEWAAL, 24 September 2021) –  For three months, international estimates of the number of people facing humanitarian emergency or famine in Tigray have not shifted. On July 2, the UN said that 400,000 people were in “famine-like conditions.” On August 26, the UN said the same thing. That’s not because […]

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Ethiopian minister who spoke out about rape in Tigray resigns

(Source: Globe News Net, By AFP) –    Ethiopia’s women’s minister, the first federal official to acknowledge rape had taken place during the Tigray war, announced her resignation Monday, without specifying a reason “Any situation that compromises my ethics is contrary to my convictions and values, and betraying those beliefs is a breach of trust […]

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The Tigrayans are following war ethics of the African Saint Augustine

(Source: Ethiopian Neurosurgery Blog, By Professor Tony Magna) –  A North African Bishop some 1,600 years ago would write about how and when Christians have the right under their faith to battle in war. He later lived in Rome while it was under constant threat of attack by pagan tribes in the 5th century AD.  Saint Augustine of Hippo […]

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Tigrayans are starving in silence

(Soyrce: Refugees International, By David Del Conte, September 24, 2021) –  Week after week, the Ethiopian government blockade of Tigray prevents aid agencies from moving life-saving relief of food, medicine, shelter items, fuel, and cash necessary to stop famine that continues to grow virtually uninterrupted. Today, almost a million people in northern Ethiopia are experiencing […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Why are hundreds of aid trucks stranded?

(Source: BBC Reality Check, By Peter Mwai) – With concern mounting about the food situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, there are conflicting claims about why supply trucks are stuck there, unable to transport further crucial supplies. The UN says hundreds of aid trucks which made the journey up to Tigray from other parts of Ethiopia […]

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Eyewitness accounts, video confirm reports of Tigrayan children held in concentration camp

(Source: Salon, By JONATHAN HUTSON) –  Satellite images support survivors’ accounts: Ethiopian forces held thousands, including children, in brutal camps Tigrayan refugee girl in Um Rakuba, Sudan. (Photographed by Jonathan Hutson) In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, beginning in November 2020, children who should have been laughing with friends and studying in school were instead […]

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Biden administration considering Tigray genocide determination

(Source: The National) –  US State Department has launched legal review examining whether Tigray humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia amounts to genocide Bryant Harris   Sep 24, 2021 A senior US official told The National on Friday that the State Department is conducting a legal review into whether Ethiopian and Eritrean actions in Tigray amount to […]

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How Chinese ballistic missiles and Iranian drones popped up in Ethiopia’s civil war in Tigray

(Sopurce: The National Interest, By Sebastien Roblin) – Amidst reports of atrocities, indiscriminate airstrikes, regional spillover, and dramatic battlefield reversals, the escalating conflict was marked in its early days by long-distance attacks by advanced missile and artillery systems imported from China. Furthermore, there have been persistent claims of the use of armed drones which remained […]

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Press statement on humanitarian aid trucks to Tigray – 22 Sept 2021

On September 16, 2021, UN Ethiopia, on its official twitter account, expressed concern that aid trucks that had come to Tigray have not returned yet. This statement was issued on the heels of an official statement from, among others, the Ministry of Peace with an identical message, hinting at an apparent coordination. Predictably, various media […]

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30 Organizations urge action to end violence and famine in Tigray, Ethiopia

(Source:Refugees International) –  JOINT OPEN LETTER TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES AND PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBER STATES  30 ORGANIZATIONS URGE ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND FAMINE IN TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA September 21, 2021   Your Excellencies: We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to demand publicly that the parties to the conflict in northern […]

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EIEP: Lust for power trumped reformist zeal in Ethiopia’s election

 (Source: Ethiopia Insight, 21 September, 2021) – The Ethiopia Insight Election Project showed that in spite of claims of a free and fair election, politics as usual continued in much of the country. Ethiopia Insight dispatched reporters across the country to cover election campaigns beginning in February this year. They shined light on electoral issues […]

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Ethiopia and Eritrea use Orthodox mystical beliefs to create fear and justify genocide

(Source: Ethiopian Euro Surgery Blog, by Professor Tony Magaña) – Religious leaders, Esaias, and Abiy Ahmed together created a cruel plan for genocide incorporating common Ethiopian Orthodox Church folklore and belief of the Tigray people. The human atrocities committed by Eritreans and Ethiopians on the people of Tigray were part of a deeper psychological warfare […]

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Sudan state media report ‘failed’ coup attempt

(Source: Aljazeera) –  An attempted coup in Sudan “failed” early on Tuesday, state media reported, calling on people to repulse it. Sudanese protesters gather outside the main entrance to the southern port in Port Sudan  [File: Ibrahim Ishaq/AFP] Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt […]

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‘I just cry’: Dying of hunger in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray

(Source: AP, By CARA ANNA, NAIROBI, Kenya) –     In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, […]

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USA imposes arms embargo on Ethiopia and Eritrea in relation to the crisis in Tigray

(Source: The Globe News Net) – US Department of State Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defence Trade controls(DDTC) announced today that it is codifying a new policy on Ethiopia and Eritrea which included “policy of denial for exports of defense articles and defense services” on Ethiopia and Eritrea. USA Department of State Political and Military Affairs […]

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US blasts ‘dangerous’ rhetoric by ally of Ethiopia PM

(Source: Mail Online, By Afp) –    The United States on Monday condemned a recent speech by a prominent ally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed which compared Tigrayan rebels to the devil and said they should be “the last of their kind”. “Hateful rhetoric like this is dangerous and unacceptable,” a State Department spokesperson […]

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Ethiopia: the ‘hate speech’ underlying Prime Minister Abiy’s ideology

(Source: Martinplaut.com, by Martin Plaut, 20 Septemebr 2021) – Some aspects of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s vision for his country are well known: as others have pointed out, he is a populist, who has little time for carefully worked out ideologies. Alex de Waal, comparing Abiy’s book Medemer with the approach followed by the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation […]

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US authorizes sanctions in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict – OpEd

(Source: Eurasia Reveiw, By Laetitia Bader*, Director, Horn of Africa for HRW) –   United States President Joe Biden signed an executive order that allows the US government to impose sanctions against those responsible for a range of serious human rights abuses in northern Ethiopia. The order establishes a sanctions regime that allows the US government to […]

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Request to Rescind the German Africa Award 2021 to be handed to Commissioner Daniel Bekele

H.E. Dr. Uschi Eid President of the German Africa Foundation Berlin, Germany Excellency 1. The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS), a non-partisan and autonomous global network representing more than 3200 Tigrayan scholars and professionals all over the world, is dismayed by the news that the German Africa Foundation has decided to present […]

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Evidences and Analysis on the Biased Reporting and Lack of [Independence, Integrity, Impartiality, Credibility, Objectivity, Factual Consistency, and Professional Competence] of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and its Chief Commissioner

First Edition: 6th of April 2021 Second Edition: 19th of September 2021 Executive Summary This report documents and examines the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) role in the war in Tigray. Through its investigation of public sources (e.g., videos, reports, etc.), this document showcases that the EHRC lacks the impartiality and independence needed to lead […]

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Ethiopia: Fact-checking misleading images about hunger in Amhara

(Source: BBC Reality Check, By Peter Mwai) –  GETTY IMAGES: Thousands of civilians displaced by fighting in Amhara are relying on humanitarian aid The spread of conflict from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region into neighbouring Amhara has displaced many thousands of people, leaving many desperately short of food. Social media images have been widely shared showing malnourished […]

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Involving a government appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission in the investigations in Tigray destined to be a giant miscarriage of justice

(Source: The Globe News Net , By Dr. G. A. Z) –  On March 17, devastating news came out showing that the United Nations human rights chief. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet agreed to a sinister equest from the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) “to work together”. Tigrayans from all walks of life strongly rejected the […]

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Actions in Response to Ongoing Crisis in Northern Ethiopia

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021   STATEMENTS AND RELEASES “My Administration will continue to press for a negotiated ceasefire, an end to abuses of innocent civilians, and humanitarian access to those in need.”  – President Biden Today, President Biden is taking further steps to respond to the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia.  This conflict has sparked one […]

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Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities

(Source: CNN, By Jennifer Hansler, Betsy Klein and Nima Elbagir, Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT) September 17, 2021) –  (CNN) President Joe Biden signed a new executive order Friday authorizing broad sanctions against those involved in perpetrating the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia as reports of atrocities continue to emerge from the Tigray region. The administration […]

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The world watches as Abiy loses it – and risks losing Ethiopia, too.

(Source: Responsible Statecraft, By Alex de Waal) –  He’s been called delusional, pledging to rid his country of the Tigrayan ‘cancer.’ So far, Biden is holding back on any intercession. Out of the headlines, the civil war in Ethiopia rages on. Thousands are dying in bloody battles between Tigrayan resistance fighters and the ill-trained recruits […]

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Tigray: Atlas of the humanitarian situation

September 2021 Project: War and humanitarian crisis in Tigray and Ethiopia Authors: Sofie Annys Ghent University Tim VandenBempt   Emnet Negash Ghent University Lars De Sloover Ghent University Robin Ghekiere Ghent University Kiara Haegeman Ghent University Daan Temmerman   Jan Nyssen Ghent University Preprints and early-stage research may not have been peer reviewed yet.   […]

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Ethiopia: Eritrean refugees targeted in Tigray

(Source: Human Rights Watch) – Need for Urgent Protection, Assistance; Thousands Still Missing (Nairobi) – Eritrean government forces and Tigrayan militias have committed killings, rape, and other grave abuses against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Human Rights Watch said today. All warring parties should cease attacks against refugees, stay out of refugee camps, and […]

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Starving Tigray

(Source:World Peace Foundation) –  How Armed Conflict and Mass Atrocities Have Destroyed an Ethiopian Region’s Economy and Food System and Are Threatening Famine Foreword by Helen Clark Access the full report Executive Summary The people of Tigray, Ethiopia, are suffering a humanitarian crisis that is entirely man-made. This special report from the World Peace Foundation […]

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Ethiopian Governement misleading accusation against U.N. in Tigray

(Source: Polygraph, By Nisan Ahmado, September 14, 202) –  Ethiopian Foreign Ministry “Some TPLF soldiers infiltrating from the Sudanese side have already been captured carrying UNHCR ID cards.” Source: Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, September 06, 2021   On September 6, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s northeastern Tigray region, where […]

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