The world must recognise Tigray Genocide: High Level Webinar #4 watching now

(Source: Tigray Youth Network) –  Examining ways and actions for the unequivocal recognition of the atrocities, other grave abuses, destruction, and siege as genocide. Click the link to watch the webinar video live now below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr6HUuvTJ0M      

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Call for Independent and Impartial UN-Mandated Investigation into the Gender-based Violence Committed on the Women and Girls of Tigray: As Part of the 16 days Activism 2021 on “Orange the world: End Violence Against Women Now”

Official Correspondence GSTS-O.C-2021-132 The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS)i Classification: OPEN H.E. Ambassador Nazhat Shameem President of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva H.E. Sima Bahous UN Women Executive Director New York CC: Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva UN Women Geneva Geneva  Excellencies, The war on Tigray, which […]

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African Citizens’ Letter to the United Nations Secretary General On the risk of genocide in Ethiopia

Friday 26 November 2021 Antonio Guterres    Secretary-General     United Nations (UN)     405 East 42nd Street New     York, NY, 10017 Dear Mr. Secretary-General, Concerning the Need to Take Urgent Action to Prevent Genocide in Ethiopia We, the undersigned, write on behalf of ourselves, our members across the regions of the […]

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The warning signs are there for genocide in Ethiopia – the world must act to prevent it

(Source: The Guardian, Helen Clark, Michael Lapsley and David Alton, Fri 26 Nov 2021 08.00 GMT) – The country has been scarred by violence on all sides, but there may be much worse to come as Tigrayan civilians are targeted Genocide happens when warning signs are not heeded. The world looks away, refusing to believe […]

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Can Ethiopia avert deepening turmoil and prioritise peace?

(Source: Aljazeera) – To achieve peace, both sides in Ethiopia’s conflict will need to accept some difficult truths. Ahmed Soliman Research Fellow, Chatham House, Published On 25 Nov 2021     Ethiopia’s devastating civil war recently entered into its second year. The conflict between the federal government and the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) has metastasised […]

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UN says receiving reports of ‘New waves’ of forced displacement in the western Tigray that Blinken said early March that ‘Ethnic cleansing’ conducted

(Source: AFP and Globe News Net) –  The United Nations on Wednesday expressed worry over reports of large-scale displacement from western Tigray, part of the war-hit Ethiopian region where the US has previously warned of ethnic cleansing. The UN refugee agency UNHCR and other agencies have “received very concerning reports of new waves of displacement” […]

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Ethiopia: The UN Human Rights Council should urgently hold a special session to address the ongoing human rights crisis

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland 24 November 2021 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs), strongly urge the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold a special session on the ongoing human rights crisis in Ethiopia and to establish a robust […]

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Alarming military confrontation risks to outpace “nascent progress” of a negotiated process: US envoy

(Source: addisstandard) –   Addis Abeba, November 24/2021 – In a statement he gave upon his return to the US following his latest visit to Ethiopia, U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman said there was “some nascent progress in trying to get the parties to move from a military confrontation […]

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Four Irish diplomats expelled from Ethiopia

(Source: Breaking news, By Reuters, 24/11/2021, 13:52 PM) – Ethiopia has expelled four of six Irish diplomats from the country because of Ireland’s stance on the conflict there, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. “I deeply regret this decision by the government of Ethiopia. Our engagement internationally on Ethiopia, including at the Security Council, […]

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Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa ready to join Tigray war

(Souce: BBC News) – Ethiopian Olympic heroes Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa say they are ready to go to the front line in the war against rebel forces. Their announcement comes after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he would go to the front to lead the war. Tigray Defense Forces say they are advancing towards […]

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Like Tewdros II Abiy Ahmed has failed to create a centrally controlled Ethiopia

(Source: Ethiopian Euro Surgery, By Professor Tony Magaña) – Abiy Ahmed seeing himself as Tewdros II reincarnation will likely end in his fall from power just as it did for Tewdros. The struggle between a single strong central government versus a confederation of states has recurred in Ethiopia many times since the 18th century with […]

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Ethiopian blockade of antibiotics is killing children in Tigray

(Source: Ethiopian Euro Surgery, By Professor Tony Magaña) –   For young children in Tigray the availability of health care facilities and safe transport to them, intravenous hydration, and antibiotics for treatment can make all the difference whether a child lives or dies from infection which was the leading cause of death for those under […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: What are Facebook and Twitter doing about hate speech?

(Source: BBC Reality Check, By Peter Mwai) – Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have come under fire over their roles in the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia. Critics say they are not doing enough to prevent the spread of hate speech and incitement to violence on their platforms, but that has been rejected by the […]

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US Secretary Blinken warns Ethiopia is on a “path to destruction”: PM Abiy must end violence in the region

(Source: CNN) –  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged to bury his government’s enemies “with our blood” last week, in an inflammatory speech marking the one-year anniversary of the war in the country’s northern Tigray region. “We will bury this enemy with our blood and bones and make the glory of Ethiopia high again,” Abiy […]

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Extremely life-saving call: Forced eviction of Tigrayan residents of Adebay town in Western Tigray

Monday, Nov 22 night @ 21:46 CET Attention: Top Urgent emergency that needs immediate intervention Number of victims: about 4000 men, women, girls, & children Current situation: all of them are evicted from their homes Where are they now: in the outskirts of the town during this very night Who protects them: there is no […]

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Ethiopian prime minister joining war is ‘sick joke’: Tigray Defense Forces

(Sorce: AA, Andrew Wasike, AIROBI, Kenya) – Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) vows relentless advance to capital as Abiy Ahmed vows to join frontline The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) termed as a “sick joke,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s announcement that he would lead the army on the frontlines as rebels advance toward the capital.  […]

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Four scenarios and the funeral(s): Ethiopian powder keg is ready to explode in tragic ways

(Source: Daily Mavericks, By Greg Mills) –  The war is marching closer to Addis at a fair lick. Just 10 days earlier, with the fall of the city of Dessie, the front was 300km from Addis. There is little evidence of a government plan to stop the advance by the rebel Tigray Defense Forces. “Give […]

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Ethiopia: The UN Human Rights Council should urgently hold a special session to address the ongoing human rights crisis

(Source: Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and other NGO) –  22 November 2021   OPEN LETTER To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs), strongly urge the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to hold […]

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An Urgent Call for Strong Action to Prevent Further Atrocities in Ethiopia

HE Mr. Joe Bidden President of the United States of America    The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.    Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President, The Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS) wishes you, Mr President, a happy 79th birthday and more years of health, happiness and success. Furthermore, GSTS notes with appreciation […]

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Time for the world to recognize that Abiy Ahmed cannot be trusted

(Source:Ethiopian Euro Surgery, Professor Tony Magaña) – Abiy Ahmed has consistently openly lied about what his real intentions are regards Tigray. At first he claimed he was doing a law enforcement operation for the good of the Tegaru people. Instead he unleased a torrent of starvation, murder, and genocide. In his latest nefarious misadventure he […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict: Mass arrests and ethnic profiling haunt Addis Ababa

(Source: BBC News, By Andrew HardingAfrica correspondent) –  The arrest of two prominent professors in Ethiopia’s capital has given new focus to allegations that the authorities are engaged in a ruthless crackdown against ethnic Tigrayan civilians, as the country plunges deeper into a conflict that began over a year ago in the northern state of Tigray. […]

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US Senator Menendez Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tigray Genocide

(Source: NPR) –  Senator Menendez (@SenatorMenendez), Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee on NPR Nov 19 2021 on #TigrayGenocide "Do you believe a #genocide is underway in the region?" "Yes, and I have said so….and we need to call it as such" https://t.co/lE54pAApD4 — Getachew Assefa (@getachew_zeki) November 20, 2021    

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Ethiopia’s civil war: how the country is on the brink of ‘irreversible state collapse’

(Source: The Week) – The basic issue is how much autonomy Ethiopia’s regions should have, said Foreign Policy Ethiopia is facing an “existential crisis”, said Haitham Nouri in Al-Ahram (Cairo). As the country’s civil war entered its second year this month, the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) was advancing deep into territory controlled by […]

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The fascist regime of Ethiopia threatens to revoke licenses of four international media over their reporting on Tigray war

(Source:The East African) –    Summary The Federal Republic of Ethiopia Media Authority has sent a warning letter to Associated Press (AP) Reuters, CNN and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for disseminating news that sowed seeds of animosity among people and compromised the sovereignty of the country. Country’s Media Authority Director General Mohammed Edris Mohammed on […]

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UAE Air Bridge To Ethiopia Continues Unabated – Surpassing 100 Flights

(Source: Oryx, By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans based on data gathered by Gerjon) – The Emirati air bridge that aims to keep the Ethiopian military stocked on weaponry and munitions shows no sign of abating. Since August 2021, more than 100 cargo flights from the United Arab Emirates to Ethiopia have been recorded by […]

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Ethiopian government using ‘starvation as a weapon’

(Source: Aljazeera UpFront) – A year into a conflict between government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Ethiopia has seen thousands of lives lost and more than a million people displaced. Now, a larger humanitarian crisis looms, with nearly half a million Ethiopians facing starvation. International and regional diplomats are working to contain […]

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Who started the Tigray war of genocide?

(By Security and Justice for Tigrayans) –  Eight months have elapsed since the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea poured their entire national armies into Tigray, supported by a large but unknown number of Amhara militia and other forces, UAE’s weaponized drones, and a contingent of Somalia’s soldiers with an estimated strength of 4,000 personnel. To date, the […]

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Responding to the Crisis in Northern Ethiopia

(Source: Kuni) –  Hosted by the Yale Genocide Studies Program (and for which the Senate Human Rights Caucus, serving as an honorary co-host) on the topic of the current crisis in northern Ethiopia. Conference participants discussing patterns of violence in northern Ethiopia over the past year, as well as the current trajectory of the conflict […]

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Ethiopian pilots of Tigrayan origin fear deportation to Eritrea

(Source: Martinplaut.com, By Martin Plaut) –   Fears are growing that Ethiopian air force pilots, detained because they are Tigrayan, will be sent to Eritrea. Members of the Tigrayan diaspora are increasingly concerned that members of their family, who were picked up earlier this month, may be sent to Asmara. Betty, whose brother, Colonel Mulugeta […]

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Ethiopia now confirmed to fly Chinese armed drones

(Source: PaxForPeace, By Wim Zwijnenburg) – New Airbus high resolution satellite imagery from November 2021 now confirms the presence of Chinese Wing Loong drones in Ethiopia. These drones appear to have been delivered recently to the military airport of Harar Meda, south of Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa.  Since the outbreak of the conflict between […]

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Inventing hell: how the Ethiopian and Eritrean regimes produced man-made famine in Tigray

(Source: Globe News net, By Teklehaymanot G. Weldemichel; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway) – It has been a year since a dreadful war broke out between the combined national armies of Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as allied ethnic Amhara militia loyal to the Ethiopian regime on one side and the forces […]

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Genocide in Tigray and Abiy Ahmed the incarnation of African Hitler

(By Mulugeta Abai, Toronto, Canada) –  With the intensification of international, regional and bilateral efforts to stop war in Ethiopia we call upon you to add your voice for peace and spare no time to stop the present genocidal war in Tigray. The atmosphere of hate, terror, violence, blockade, deliberate displacement and man-made famine imposed […]

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U.S. Officials move to save repressive Ethiopian leader from rebel advance

(Source: The Progressive Magazine, By Edward Hunt) – The Biden Administration claims it is working to stop a humanitarian crisis from worsening, but it’s acting on its own agenda: keeping Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in power. As rebel forces gain momentum in the war in Ethiopia, advancing toward the capital city of Addis Ababa with […]

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Ethiopia’s civil war: one man’s journey from entrepreneur to militant

(Source: Economist, BY TOM GARDNER, 17 Novemebr 2021) – “If someone is going to kill me in my home I’m not just going to sit there and do nothing” Solomon Girmay knew that the enemy was within striking distance. As the sun rose over the mountains behind the town of Debark, streets that were once […]

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A blue print for a Transitional Government!

(By Temsgn Kebede) – In the coming days, weeks or months the forces that are fighting the Ethiopian Government, Amhara Regional State and Prosperity Party will form a transitional government.  The traditional government will take upon itself the task of setting up a timetable where by all nations and nationalities now comprising Ethiopia will decide […]

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