“Do It Even If It Grieves You”: SM Platforms Ignore Escalating Calls for Genocide in Ethiopia

(Source: Tghat, By Meron T. Gebreananaye) –  It has been almost a year since Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed along with his Eritrean and Amhara allies launched a war against the Tigray region. Although cast by the Ethiopian regime as a “law enforcement operation” and by the international community as an unfortunate […]

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“We thought he was dead”: Tigrayans speak of torture in detention

(Source: African Arguments, By Jaclyn Ashley, 25 October 2021) –  Many Tigrayans have been forcibly disappeared in recent months. Now some who have been released tell their stories. Tigrayans recently released from a military camp in the Afar region of Ethiopia say they faced torture and inhumane conditions. After the Tigray Defence Forces, led by the […]

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: Himself Part of the Problem?

(Source: Globe News Net, By Ztseat(Dr.)) – In 2018, Fasil Yenealem, a journalist working with ESAT- a media which as early as in 2016 called for the extermination of Tigrayans, wrote that he used Ana Gomes to get to Mr. Antonio Guterres. Mr. Fasil, in the article in Amharic on July 9, 2018, said that […]

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Ethiopia Orders Local Outlet to Stop Broadcasting Foreign News

(Source: VOA) –  Ethiopia’s media authority on Friday ordered a local radio and TV broadcaster to cease sharing foreign news reports. A letter from the Ethiopian Media Authority, issued to Ahadu Radio and TV (Ahadu RTV), said the station could no longer air coverage provided by international news agencies via satellite. Ahadu RTV is an […]

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Tigrayan forces say they have seized strategic town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

(Source: Reuters, ADDIS ABABA) –    Rebellious Tigrayan forces said on Saturday they had seized the strategic town of Dessie in Ethiopia’s Amhara region where tens of thousands of ethnic Amharas have sought refuge from an escalation in fighting. The fighters pushed Ethiopian government forces from Dessie and were headed towards the town of Kombolcha, […]

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Caught in the act? An Ethiopian Cargo aircraft spotted loading in Turkey.

(Source:Gerjon) –    Multiple articles have recently shown that Ethiopia is in a process of building up a UAV arsenal, including Iranian Mohajer-6 and Chinese Wing Loong I UAVs. This is for example shown by Oryxspioenkop, also citing my work. Ethiopia is currently involved in a civil war between forces of the Tigray Regional State […]

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Eritrean diaspora crippled by division

(Source:New Africa, By Amal Stefanos) –  While there is no official population statistic for Eritrea, it is believed that more than two million of roughly five million Eritreans live in exile around the world. Most have escaped the 29-year dictatorship of Isaias Afwerki. While the Eritrean diaspora has several groups opposed to the regime, internal […]

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Ethiopia food crisis: Why does PM have a problem with wheat aid?

(Source: BBC Reality Check, By Peter Mwai Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has claimed that most of the country’s problems, including the importing of diseases, stem from foreign wheat aid. “Ethiopia’s problem is wheat aid. With wheat aid comes diseases,” said Mr Abiy. “If we stop it, many of the problems will be solved.” So […]

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A brutal war waged by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

(Source: SPIEGEL, By Fritz Schaap, Kapstadt, 28.10.2021, 14.10) –  In 2019, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he is waging a vicious war that many observers exhibits shades of genocide. How much of the blame is borne by the Nobel Committee? Even back then when the war was still far […]

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Far from Ethiopia war front, mass arrests ensnare fearful Tigrayans

(Source: Maile Online, By Afp) –  For the past year, a mass campaign of arbitrary arrests targeting Tigrayans from all walks of life has played out in the capital Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia The Ethiopian police officers raided the cathedral in Addis Ababa before sunrise, interrupting prayers and forcing a dozen ethnic Tigrayan priests […]

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Civilians joining Ethiopia’s military to fight Tigray’s forces amid new offensive

(Source: Channel 4) –            Jamal OsmanAfrica Correspondent       Up to 10 people, including children, are reported to have been killed in an Ethiopian airstrike on the northern Tigray region, as Prime Minister Abiy’s forces claim they had targeted military equipment. Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds […]

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Tigray War: Chinese-Made armed drones spotted over Mekelle

(Source: Oryx, 29 October 2021) –    Some two weeks after this website first reported on the acquisition of Chinese-made Wing Loong I unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) by Ethiopia, videographic evidence has now finally emerged that confirms the drone’s presence in the skies of Ethiopia. [1] The video, taken in late October 2021, depicts […]

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New airstrike in Mekelle Tigray’s capital; children among the dead

(Source: AP, Nairobi, Kenya) —    A new airstrike hit the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Thursday following several days of such strikes last week, and a Tigray spokesman asserted that six people including children were killed, as the year-long war intensifies.   Government spokesman Legesse Tulu told The Associated Press the airstrike targeted […]

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US delays Sh54bn loan for Safaricom Ethiopia entry

(Source: Business Daily Africa, By Brian Ngugi) – Summary The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said it was still weighing the escalation of armed conflict in the horn of Africa nation before it could release the loan. The deepening conflict in Ethiopia could force DFC to pause the investment and push the telecoms companies […]

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Harmela Aregawi: A pretentious ingénue woman arguing in favour of Tigray genocide

(By Yared Huluf) – I happen to firmly believe one is judged by what s/he stands for and not by other baggage s/he comes up with wrapped and pontificated in front of the TV screen or at a podium or on a soapbox. I also happen to believe one can deeply internalise an identity not […]

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Former Tigray Interim Government top official says genocide ‘undoubtedly’ committed on Tigrayans

(Source: Globe News Net, 27 October 2021) – Gebremeskel Kassa, former Cabinet Secretary and Chief of Staff for the President of the PM Abiy Ahmed-appointed Interim government in Tigray, said “A state-led, well-planned and executed genocide has been committed on Tigrayans; there is no doubt about that”, in an exclusive interview with Globe News Net. […]

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Ethiopia: ICRC President calls for humanity as fighting intensifies

(Source: ICRC) , Addis Ababa/Geneva) –  The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, called on parties to the conflict to show humanity as fighting intensifies in northern Ethiopia, deepening the suffering of families who have endured nearly one year of war.   STATEMENT 27 OCTOBER 2021 ETHIOPIA The President of […]

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You can’t have your cake and eat it!

(By Belay Ambelay) – Why Tigest Ayele is voting Republican in the upcoming Gubernatorial Election! There are Amharas and Eritreans who run away from their governments only to actively support their governments from safe havens abroad. God is not an Amhara, Christ was not an Amhara nor was Mohamed nor an Amhara. Ethiopia is not the centre of […]

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Tigray External Affairs Office (TEAO) weekly briefing No. 13: Deteriorating humanitarian situations and aerial bombing of Mekelle and other cities

1. OVERVIEW OF THE HUMANITARIAN LANDSCAPE 1.1 Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation: It has been almost a year since the Abiy Ahmed government launched a genocidal war cloaked in the language of “law enforcement” operations, and 128 days since it imposed a deadly blockade on Tigray. Hundreds of Tigrayans continue to perish from hunger, with potentially thousands […]

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U.S. policy on Ethiopia’s civil war is not driven by some nefarious plot

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Moriah Assefa) –    Conspiracy theories claiming that the United States is behind a devious stratagem against Ethiopia distract from credible accusations of human rights violations levied against the federal government. The United States is destabilizing Ethiopia. At least, that is what Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed implied in his recent open […]

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Facebook knew it was being used to incite violence in Ethiopia. It did little to stop the spread, documents show

(Source: CNN, By Eliza Mackintosh, Updated 1101 GMT (1901 HKT) October 25, 2021) – London (CNN)Facebook employees repeatedly sounded the alarm on the company’s failure to curb the spread of posts inciting violence in “at risk” countries like Ethiopia, where a civil war has raged for the past year, internal documents seen by CNN show. […]

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Tigray crisis: How the West has fallen out with Ethiopia’s PM

(Source: BBC News, By Farouk Chothia) –   Image source, AFP With the Ethiopian government’s relationship with the US and European Union (EU) at a low ebb, it is looking elsewhere for new allies to crush the rebellion being waged against it from the mountainous Tigray region. Both the US and EU have threatened sanctions […]

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Op-ed: Don’t ignore the war in Ethiopia

(Source: Chicago Tribune, By ELIZABETH SHACKELFORD) –   Outsiders often view Africa as one large zone of war, poverty and tragedy. It’s not, but armed conflict is ongoing today in about a dozen of Africa’s 54 countries. While all of these conflicts are tragic, some are more relevant to the outside world than others. Ethiopia’s […]

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Alarming the international community of the intensified air strikes aimed at the destruction of Tigray and call for declaration of a No-Fly zone over Tigray

For Immediate Release The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS) registers deep alarm at the continued airstrikes by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) on Mekelle, the capital city of the Tigray region, which have been being conducted daily since the 18th of October 2021. Under the disguise of military targets, these airstrikes […]

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US Senate House Foreign Affairs Committee passes Resolution on Ethiopia

(Source:GovTrack) –  H.Res. 445: Condemning all violence and human rights abuses in Ethiopia, and calling on the … … Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Eritrea to remove all Eritrean troops from Ethiopia, and for all belligerents in the conflict, including the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, […]

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Fresh Ethiopian air force strikes hit Tigray region

(Source: CNN, By Bethlehem Feleke, Vasco Cotovio and Jeevan Ravindran) –    Ethiopian air forces targeted the areas of Mai Tsebri and Adwa on Sunday, October 24, 2021. (CNN) The Ethiopian government’s air force carried out two air strikes in the northern region of Tigray, government spokesperson Legese Tulu told CNN Sunday. One of the strikes […]

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths statement on Ethiopia air strikes

(Source: UN OCHA, 22 October 2021) –  Press Release Today, a UN humanitarian flight in Ethiopia destined for Mekelle in Tigray was forced to return to Addis Ababa due to air strikes in Mekelle – an incident that raises serious concerns for the safety of humanitarian staff who are working to help civilians in humanitarian […]

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Ethiopian Government’s deliberately set up to catch UN Plane in crossfire in midair

(Source: Globe News Net) –  UN says government was aware of plane carrying 11 aid workers as year-long conflict with Tigray escalates Ethiopian military airstrikes on Friday October 22, 2021 forced a United Nations humanitarian flight which was 4:30 minutes away from its landing in Tigray’s capital Mekelle to turn back. Ethiopian government spokesperson Legesse Tulu […]

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Ethiopian government strikes Tigray regional capital for fourth day this week

(Source: reuters, ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia conducted an air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Friday for the fourth day this week, as fighting has intensified between central government and regional forces. Government spokesperson Legesse Tulu said Friday’s air strike targeted a base formerly belonging to the Ethiopian military and now […]

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STJ: Urgent call to condemn and stop the indiscriminate aerial bombardment of Mekelle City

For Immediate Release [Security and Justice for Tigrayans (SJT) is a US 501(c (3)) registered non-profit organization that advocates for the wellbeing of Tigrayans at a global level.] Today, SJT is issuing this urgent press release to call on all world leaders, multilateral organizations such as the UN, European Union, African Union, international organizations, human […]

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Ethiopia launches fourth air strike this week on Tigray capital Mekelle

(Source: Mail Online, By Afp) –   Ethiopia said Thursday it had launched another air strike on the capital of war-battered Tigray, the fourth such bombardment this week in a campaign it says is targeting rebel facilities. The latest strike was aimed at a facility “currently serving TPLF for military training”, government spokesman Legesse Tulu […]

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