Tigray conflict: Joint Statement by HR/VP Borrell and Commissioner Lenarčič on massacres in Axum

(Source: https://eeas.europa.eu/) Amnesty International issued a report today on atrocities that took place in Axum, Ethiopia, in November 2020. The report concludes that indiscriminate shelling and mass execution may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is another harrowing reminder of the violence that civilians in Tigray have been suffering since the onset […]

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Sudan summons home envoy to Ethiopia amid border dispute

A spokesman says Sudan has summoned its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations amid a growing border dispute that has seen military buildup along the two countries’ border in recent weeks (Source: The Associated Press, ABC News) CAIRO — Sudan has summoned its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations amid a growing border dispute that has seen […]

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Biden Mulls Special Envoy for Horn of Africa

The post, if created, would bring more diplomatic firepower to the brewing crisis in Ethiopia as members of Biden’s cabinet and other senior State Department nominees await confirmation. (Source: https://foreignpolicy.com/) A new Horn of Africa envoy would have their work cut out for them: Sudan is undergoing a delicate political transition after three decades under […]

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EU development chief calls for united response on Ethiopia

(By Vince Chadwick, published on https://www.devex.com/) The European Union’s top representative for development aid said Tuesday that the bloc needs to “plan very carefully” when it comes to Ethiopia, as Brussels continues to withhold funding from the government over the conflict in the country’s North. In December, the European Commission postponed €88 million in planned budget support payments, with […]

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Amnesty demands humanitarian access in Tigray

(Source: https://www.presstv.com/) Amnesty International has urged Ethiopia’s government to honor a promise to grant humanitarian access to the conflict-stricken Tigray region in the north. “The Ethiopian authorities must live up to their promise to allow humanitarian access to the region, where civilians continue to bear the brunt of fighting,” Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s deputy director for East […]

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One dead as soldiers fire on protest in Tigray capital: doctor

(Source: https://news.yahoo.com) One person was shot dead Tuesday when soldiers opened fire on an anti-government protest in the capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern Tigray region, a medical official said. The protest in the city of Mekele was timed to coincide with a visit by religious leaders from the national capital Addis Ababa, part of an effort […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 79 – 08 February 2021

(Source: https://martinplaut.com, and https://eeas.europa.eu) Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and […]

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European Union joins the United States’ call for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray

Ethiopia: Joint-Statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič (Source: European Union) The EU remains very concerned by the tragic humanitarian crisis unfolding in Tigray and its regional implications. Three months into the conflict, despite small openings, the limitations to humanitarian access to Tigray continue to prevent the provision of humanitarian […]

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Christian group calls for probe of possible ‘crimes against humanity’ in Ethiopian military offensive

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter  (Source: https://www.christianpost.com) A Christian human rights group is concerned about a recently launched Ethiopian military offensive that is suspected of committing war crimes against civilians. Earlier this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the military to attack forces tied to the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front in response to an […]

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‘People die at home’: Tigray medical services struggle after turmoil of war

(Source: https://www.reuters.com) NAIROBI (Reuters) – A diabetic mother died as her daughter searched the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region for insulin. Women gave birth unattended in the dark because their hospital had no electricity or staff at night. Accounts from residents, medical workers and humanitarian groups illustrate people’s plight as Ethiopia struggles to revive […]

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Buildings belonging to NRC destroyed in Tigray

(Source: https://www.nrc.no/) Buildings set up to serve refugees were among several destroyed in Ethiopia’s Tigray region according to satellite imagery received by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). In addition to NRC facilities, a school and a health clinic were also damaged and burned down in Hitsaats and Shimelba refugee camps in recent weeks. “We condemn […]

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UN: Ethiopia May Not Have Control Of A Large Part Of Tigray

(Source: https://www.republicworld.com/) The United Nations humanitarian chief has privately told the U.N. Security Council that Ethiopia may not have control of up to 40% of the territory in its embattled Tigray region and does not have full command of forces from neighboring Eritrea operating there. The United Nations humanitarian chief has privately told the U.N. […]

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Filling Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam in July threatens Sudan’s security – minister

(Source: https://nationalpost.com/ KHARTOUM — Sudan considers that any unilateral step to fill Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam in July would pose a direct threat to its national security, Sudanese Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasser Abbas said on Saturday. Sudan is also proposing a mediation role for the United States, European Union, United Nations and African Union […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray In ‘grave’ Situation, People Forced To Eat Leaves To Survive, Says UN

UN said that the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “extremely grave” as hundreds of thousands of people are in dire need of life-saving assistance (Source: https://www.republicworld.com/) Written By Vishal Tiwari The United Nations on Friday said that the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “extremely grave” as thousands of people are in dire need […]

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Ethiopian Government Blocking Aid in Tigray, UN Says

(Source: The United Nations at GENEVA, reported by https://www.voanews.com) GENEVA – The United Nations says that the Ethiopian government is preventing aid from reaching non-government-controlled rural areas in the Tigray region, where most of the province’s 2.3 million people in dire need of assistance are living. Violent clashes continue in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region three […]

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UN Secretary-General and UN Security Council Inactions Tantamount to Complicity in the War on Tigray and the Making of Genocide

By Makonnen Tesfaye; 3rd February 2021 Testimonies on War Crimes in Tigray (i) “By remaining actively silent for three months, that is beyond the usual empty platitude of “concern”, “alarm” “worry”; and worse by not taking concrete actions, the UN Secretary-General and the UN Security Council have become complicit in the War on Tigray, Crime […]

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For years I opposed the TPLF, but I also oppose this war on Tigray

By Goitom Tsegay on https://www.ethiopia-insight.com/ As a result of the war in Tigray, the region is in chaos and suffering a severe humanitarian crisis. Tigrayans are living in fear and suffering en masse.   Although the government has claimed that the conflict ended on 28 November with the capture of Mekele, it is still going on. For […]

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Congressional Republicans Call on Biden Administration to Act Swiftly on Ethiopia Crisis

Lawmakers call for diplomatic pressure to stop bloodshed in Tigray Original article is by Jack Beyrer and Graham Piro on https://freebeacon.com/. Republicans are calling on the Biden administration to help put an end to a humanitarian and security crisis that has left thousands dead in Ethiopia. Congressional Republicans, led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Jim Risch […]

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Urgent steps needed to alleviate suffering in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: Guterres

The United Nations Secretary-General, on Tuesday, voiced grave concerns over the crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and underscored the need for urgent efforts to protect populations at risk.  Source: https://news.un.org/ According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres remained “seriously concerned” over the situation in the region, where hundreds of thousands of people are in need of […]

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Ex-Peace Corps Volunteers Plead With US for Help on Tigray

More than 350 former Peace Corps volunteers and a trio of former U_S_ ambassadors have written to U_S_ congressmen urging them to condemn the violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warning that “as the fighting ostensibly winds down, we are quite sure that the war will continue on a much more pernicious level.”. Read the full […]

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Tigray’s people and their heritage urgently need protecting

By Jacopo Gnisci (Source: https://www.apollo-magazine.com/) Since the outbreak of violence in Tigray on 4 November 2020, when the federal Ethiopian government launched a military offensive against the region, there has been a steady increase in reports of human rights violations. These include the killing of scores of civilians and sexual violence. Moreover, as UNICEF’s Executive […]

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Ethiopian army is incapacitated says Tigray’s puppet interim administration head

Dr Mulu Nega, the head of Tigray’s puppet interim administration, said that the Ethiopian army does not have capacity to protect the borders of Ethiopia from Eritrean army aggression. It is widely known that Eritrean army has been killing civilians, looting factories, burning the crops of Tigrayan farmers, raping women and girls, and bombing churches […]

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The Case for U.S. Reengagement in Ethiopia

The Case for U.S. Reengagement in Ethiopia (by  Cameron Hudson). President Joe Biden’s foreign policy team arrived in Washington amid a mounting humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa, as the Ethiopian government continues its monthslong military campaign against the northern Tigray region. The crisis is an early test of the Biden administration’s ability to […]

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UN says 20,000 refugees missing in Tigray

(Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/) Two camps destroyed during fighting in November left thousands of mostly Eritrean refugees vulnerable, caught in conflict, says UN. As many as 20,000 refugees are missing after two camps in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region were destroyed, the United Nations said. The refugees, most of whom are from neighbouring Eritrea, fled from the Hitsats […]

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Tigray: Opposition parties blame Ethiopian troops and Eritrean forces for 52,000 civilian deaths

A Joint Press Release by Tigray Independence Party (TIP), Salsay Weyane Tigray (SAWET), and National Congress of Great Tigray (Baytona) on the Current Situation in Tigray Source: https://eritreahub.org/ It has been almost three months since the unelected Ethiopian government officially declared a total war against the people of Tigray. This war is a war to […]

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The Peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Be their Own Liberators

Concerns over Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia Source: http://www.rcpbml.org.uk/ There has been widespread outrage at the recent killing of Seyoum Mesfin, from 1991-2010 the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, by the armed forces of the current government of Ethiopia. However, it was noticeable that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made no public statement on the killing either […]

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ልምዲ ምብራቕ ቲሞር፣ ኣብ ትግራይ ንዝግበር ቓልሲ ኣንፃር ወረርቲ

ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ፅሑፍ፣ ህዝባዊ ዓመፅ ንናፅነት ትግራይ (Civil Disobedience for Tigrayan Freedom) ብዝብል ርእሲ፣ ኣድላይነት ሰላማዊ ቓልሲ ብዝተወሰነ መልክዑ ምልዓልና ይዝከር። እዚ ናይቲ ዝሓለፈ ፅሑፍ መቐፀልታ ኾይኑ፣ ግን ድማ ዓርሱ ዝኸኣለን ንበይኑ ክንበብ ዝኽእልን እዩ። እቲ ዝሓለፈ ክፋል ምንባብ ንዝደሊ ድማ ኣብዚ ብምጥዋቕ ምርካብ ይከኣል። ኣብዚ ፅሑፍ እዚ ምስ ቃልሲ ትግራይ ንምትሕሓዝ ክጥዕም ምእንታን፣ ብዛዕባ ትግራይ […]

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ፃውዒት ሰላማዊ ቃልሲ (Call for Civil Disobedience)

ህዝባዊ ዓመፅ ንናፅነት ትግራይ (Civil Disobedience for Tigrayan Freedom) ሰላም ደቂ ትግራይን ደገፍቲ ፍትሓዊ ቃልሲ ህዝቢ ትግራይን፣ ሰላምታ ይብፃሕኹም። ኣብ ህዝብና ዝበፅሕ ዘሎ ማእለያ ዘይብሉ ስቓይ፣ ስደትን ግፍዓዊ መቕተልትን ንምክልኻል ኩልና በብዓቕምና እንገብሮ ዘለና ፃዕሪ ዓብዪ ክብሪ ዝወሃቦ እዩ። ካሊእ ኣማራፂ እውን የብልናን። ከም ህዝቢ ከጥፍኡና ንዝመፁ፣ ካብ ሞት ንዝተረፈ ህዝብና ድማ ብዘየሻሚ ቋንቋ “ቅድሚ […]

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Europe External Policy Advisors Report on the war

Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 5 – 22 NovemberEurope External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in […]

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