Sudan owns land where Ethiopia built dam, claims ex-negotiator

(Source: Miidle East Monitor, 22 February 2021) –   A former member of Sudan’s negotiating team which worked with Ethiopia on issues relating to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the River Nile, has raised eyebrows by claiming that Sudan owns the land on which the dam is built. Dr Ahmed Al-Mufti told […]

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Humanitarian aid organisations demand access to Tigray amid rising constraints

(Source: Devex, by Michael Igoe, 22 February 2021) –  Humanitarian organizations must speak out against access constraints in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, despite the country’s history as a generous refugee host, said Jan Egeland, secretary-general at the Norwegian Refugee Council, on Monday. “We need also to recognize Ethiopia’s been — and is still — extremely generous to refugees. […]

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UN: 15 Tigrayan origin UN peacekeepers seek asylum in South Sudan

(Source: AP, By EDITH M. LEDERER, UNITED NATIONS) –   About 15 Ethiopian peacekeepers of Tigrayan origin who were due to return home on Monday asked to remain in South Sudan, U.N. officials said, a strong indication they feared going back to Ethiopia where government and allied forces have been fighting forces loyal to Tigray’s […]

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Fiscal decentralization for a functional Ethiopian federation

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Ennatu Domingo 22 February 2021) – A clearer legal framework on the division of powers between federal and regional governments is a starting point for achieving political stability. Ethiopia’s multinational federal system was adopted in 1995 by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government primarily to try and end conflict […]

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Sudan rejects Ethiopian allegations of serving third part, alludes to Eritrean involvement

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum)  The Sudanese government has strongly rejected accusations that its military component is serving the interest of a third country and alluded to the involvement of the Eritrean troops in the ongoing border dispute with Ethiopia. On Thursday, Ethiopia accused the Sudanese army of seeking to plunge Sudan into border war serving […]

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ሸራሮ ካብ ጥቅምቲ 25 ክሻብ ሕዳር 3፡ 2013 ዓ.ም

(Source: Tghat, 22 February 2021) – መብርሂ ኣርታዒ፡ እዚ ስሙ ክይፅራሕ ብ ዘኢይደልይ፡ ግን እቱ ኵነታት ብ ዓይኑ ብ ዝርአየ ሰብ ዝተፅሓፈ እዩ። ካብ ዕለት 25 ጥቅምቲ ጀሚሩ፡ ኣብ ከባቢ ከተማ ሸራሮ: ማለት እውን ኣብ ጓል ባድማ፣ ዓዲ ቡዅራይን ኣደመይትን ሓያል ኲናት ክካየድ ቀንዩ እዩ። ብ እዚ ምኽንያት ድማ  ህዝቢ  እታ ከተማ ናብ ገጠራት ታሕታይ […]

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UNOCHA: Tigray Region Humaniterian Update

(Source: UNOCHA, last updated 19 February 2021) – Highlights (2 days ago) Despite some progress, the humanitarian response remains drastically inadequate compared to the sheer magnitude of needs across the region. Extremely concerning reports of attacks against civilians, including rape and other forms of gender-based violence, continue to surface more than 100 days into the […]

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Allow immediate full access to humanitarian aid to stop starvation in war-affected Tigray

(Source: By Jan Nyssen, 23 February 2021) – In the last days, two international media outlets have published impressive reports on gross war crimes in Tigray: Associated Press, 18 February 2021: ‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city The Telegraph, 19 February 2021: ‘You should have finished off the survivors’: Ethiopian army implicated in […]

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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar condemns war in Tigray as leading to a “catastrophic” humanitarian situation

Republican Ilhan Omar Statement on the Situation in Ethiopia February 19, 2021 Press Release MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar released the following statement on the ongoing situation in Ethiopia. “My first trip abroad as a Member of Congress was to Ethiopia. I am also entering my second term as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee […]

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Clashes erupt at Juba airport as Ethiopian Tigrayan peacekeepers are forced to return home

(Source: Sudan Post) –  Forced return to Ethiopia where most peacekeepers fears government brutality was met with resistance sparking fist fight, well-informed South Sudan government security sources with direct knowledge said. Fist fighting has erupted among Ethiopian troops serving in South Sudan as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world’s youngest country […]

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List of facilities, industries, buildings, cultural heritages, and infrastructures destroyed, looted, burned, or damaged by Ethiopian Army, Eritrean troops and Amhara forces in the war on Tigray

(Source: Tghat) – This is a list of facilities, industries, buildings, cultural heritages, and infrastructures that have been destroyed, looted, burned, or damaged by the invading forces in the war on Tigray.   Property Type Location Damage Source Remark 1 Almeda Textile Textile Factory Adwa Burned, destroyed and looted 1, 2 It is a one […]

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ኣብ ህልዊ ኵነታት ህዝቢ ትግራይ ኣድሂቡ ዝወፅአ መግለፂ ቅዋም ጉባኤ ትካላት ሃይማኖት ትግራይ

ቤት ፅሕፈት ጕባኤ ትካላት ሃይማኖት ክልል ትግራይ  Inter-religious Council Office Of Tigray Region ስቁ፡. 0342406148 ዕለት 8/6/2003 ዓ/ም ኣብ ህልዊ ኵነታት ህዝቢ ትግራይ ኣድሂቡ ዝወፅአ መግለፂ ቅዋም ጉባኤ ትካላት ሃይማኖት ትግራይ ብመጀመርታ ብሰንኪ ኵናት ንዝሞቱ ገነት፣ ንዝሓዘኑ ምፅንዕናዕ፣ ንዝተጐድኡ ፈጣሪ ምሕረት ክልእዀሎም፣ ንዝተረፈ ህዝብና ድማ ሰላም ጥዕና ፍትሒ ንምነ። ጕባኤ ትካላት ሃይማኖት ትግራይ ዝተጣየሸሉ ዕላማ […]

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How a Nobel Laureate lost his reputation and disgraced Ethiopia

(Source: Awash Post, By NEJIB ADEM) –  I was driving home from work while listening to National Public Radio when I heard the announcement: “The Nobel Peace Prize committee has awarded this year’s prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.” Goosebumps sprang up over my entire body. I felt happy and emotional. I imagined how this […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 89 – 22 February 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 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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A message to the people of Eritrea by Mesfin Hagos on the war in Tigray

(Source: Eritrea Hub, 22 February 2021) – Message from patriot Mesfin Hagos regarding current situation Honored people of Eritrea, it is to be remembered that we have repeatedly stated that the lawless Isayas regime, has moved you from one danger to another. By involving you in the Ethiopian civil war, which is not our business, […]

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Seb-Hidri Tigray Civil Society press release: on the on-going humanitarian crisis and genocide in Tigray

(Source: Aiga Forum) –  It is now 110 days since the war on Tigray started. Tigray’s special forces and Tigray’s militia on the one side; Ethiopian National Army, Eritrean National Army, Somalia National Army, Amhara special forces, Amhara militia, Amhara armed youth squad “Fano”, Ethio-Somali Regional Special forces, Afar Regional Special forces, other Ethiopian regional […]

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Tigray crisis: ‘Overwhelming’ humanitarian needs in Ethiopia’s region

(Source: BBC News, 21 February 2021) –  The needs of people affected by deadly fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are “overwhelming”, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned. “The people in Tigray… lost the harvest season,” the ICRC’s director of operations, Dominik Stillhart, told the BBC during his visit to Ethiopia. He said there […]

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Sudan and Ethiopia trade barbs over border dispute

(Source: Aljazeera, 20 February 2021) – Clashes erupted last year between both forces over Al-Fashqa, an area of fertile land settled by Ethiopian farmers. Sudan has accused Ethiopia of an “unforgivable insult” in its sharpest statement yet since a decades-old border dispute flared late last year. Clashes erupted between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces over Al-Fashqa, an area […]

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Ethiopian government has ordered the Ethiopian & Eritrean army to dimolish Tekeze Hydroelectric Dam in Tigray

(By Tigraian Academic Diaspora in Europe, 22 February 2021) –  United Nations Environment Programme P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, KENYA Tel: +254 (0)20 762 1234 Fax: +254 (0)20 762 3927  Dear Sirs/Madams,   As you well know by now, dictator Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and senile dictator Isaias Afework of Eritrea have no bound for their […]

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Sudan slams Ethiopia over ‘insulting’ border crisis statement

(Source: Arab News, Dubai, 20 February 2021) – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Omar Gamaledinne speaks during a press conference. (File/AFP)   Sudanese foreign ministry: Ethiopian statement a “betrayal to the history of Ethiopia’s relations with Sudan” Ethiopia: Sudan had “overturned and undermined” efforts of joint boundary committees Sudan’s Foreign Ministry slammed a statement issued by the […]

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ደረቓት ዒዋሉ!

(By Yared Huluf, 21 February 2021) – ናይ ወርሂ ደሞዘይ በኽብሮት: ናይ ፋልሶ መፁሐፈይ ሽያጭ እቶት: ናይ ኣዳነች አበቤ ዝስረቀቶ ባንኪንብረት: ናይ ትግራይ ብልፅግና መምስሊ ሓሶት: ሓቂ ዝጎደሎ አንደበት: ይኹን ንዝጠመዪ ተጋሩ እንጋሎት ብስም ኢትዮጵያዊ ተገዳስነት: ኢሉ ተማሕፂኑ መሽረፈት:: ባዕሉ ኸምዘይ ኣዕነዎ ትግራይ መሬት: ጭጉራፍስያ ወቕዓ ትዒዊ ኸምዝባሃል ተረት:: እካዳኣ ናይኢሳያ ዓጀውጀው: አይ እምኒ አይ […]

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At least 800 Tigrayans killed after defending ‘Ark of the Covenant’ from Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers

(Source: The Times, by Jane Flanagan) – Panic that occupying troops would plunder their most sacred treasure pushed the devout in Ethiopia’s holiest city to race into harm’s way to defend it, according to a witness to atrocities committed in the country’s civil war. As clashes broke out between soldiers and rebel militia in Axum, […]

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Tigray: Ethiopian army kills ex-Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin

(Source: Aljazeera) –  Former foreign minister among three prominent TPLF officials killed after refusing to surrender, government says. Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin. The three Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) officials were killed after they refused to surrender […]

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UNOCHA: Humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray remains “drastically inadequate” despite some progress

(Source: Xinhua, ADDIS ABABA, 20 February 2021) – The humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s conflict-affected Tigray regional state remains “drastically inadequate” despite some progress, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said Saturday. “Despite some progress, the humanitarian response remains drastically inadequate compared to the sheer magnitude of needs across the region,” the […]

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Clandestine training of Somali Forces in Eritrea stirs families’ concern

(Source: VOA News, By Harun Maruf, 19 February 2021 04:24 PM) –  Somalia’s government sent thousands of recruits to Eritrea for military training in a clandestine operation, as the country faces al-Shabab threats, the recent withdrawal of U.S. military personnel and the projected drawdown of African Union peacekeeping forces. Somali forces previously have trained abroad, in […]

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Oromo hunger strikers in mortal danger in Ethiopia

(Source: Awash Post, By Qabbanee Waqayo) –   Calls grow for immediate US intervention to spare Jawar Mohammed, Bekele Gerba, and other political prisoners on the 17th day of the strike. Prominent Ethiopian democracy advocates Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba, along with 22 other political prisoners, are in the third week of a hunger strike, […]

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UN says malnutrition ‘very critical’ in Tigray

(Source: AP, By Cara Anna, NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 Februray 2021) – The United Nations says Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region faces a “very critical malnutrition situation” as vast rural areas where many people fled during three months of fighting remain out of reach of aid. The U.N. humanitarian agency also said in a new report that […]

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Three Tigray political parties issue demands of an immediate withdrawal of the Eritrean Army, Ethiopian Army and Amhara militias from Tigray

(Source: Tghat, 20 February 2021) – The Tigray government issued an 8-point terms of peace yesterday. The terms of peace can be read in Tigrinya, in English and also in audio (Tigrinya) from Dimtsi Weyane. Today three Tigray political parties issue a 6-point statement that largely overlap with the Tigray government’s terms of peace. Their […]

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Eritrea disputes AP story detailing massacre in Tigray

(Source: AP, By CARA ANNA, NAIROBI, Kenya, 19 February) –   Eritrea’s government is rejecting as “outrageous lies” a story by The Associated Press in which witnesses describe a massacre of several hundred people carried out by Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel criticized Thursday’s story on the massacre in Ethiopia’s […]

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Sudan-Ethiopia mediation gathers steam

(Source: The Arab Weekly) Sudan’s head of state Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will meet South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. KHARTOUM – Leaders of Sudan and Ethiopia will separately travel to Juba next week to start a mediation bid by the South Sudanese government to defuse a border dispute. Senior presidential […]

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Q&A: Tigray – the Fighting will Continue & Exacerbate Civilian Suffering

(Source: IPS, Nalisha Adams, BONN, Germany, 19 February 2021) –  While Ethiopia’s federal government may have administrative control of the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, and other main cities in the region, including Shire, Adwa, and Aksum, after removing the regional government from power in late November — armed resistance in Tigray is not over and could […]

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