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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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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The fascist regimes of Ethiopia and Eritrea responses to US sanctions

(By Mekete Tigray UK) –  Below are the official responses of the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments to the US decision to impose sanctions against the Eritrean regime. The US has also threatened to extend these measures to the authorities in Addis Ababa and Mekelle. What is the most striking complaint from the fascist regime of Ethiopia is […]

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Tigrayan forces say they will ‘hunt down’ foreign mercenaries

(Source: Reuters) –  Tigrayan forces threatened on Friday to “hunt down” foreigners they said were supporting the Ethiopian government as mercenaries and technical experts in a year-long war. Tigray’s spokesperson Getatchew Reda said the foreigners could be from Turkey, China, Israel or the United Arab Emirates, without going into any more details. Government spokesperson Legesse Tulu […]

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US sanctions the Eritrean army, ruling party and businesses over role in the conflict in Tigray

(Source: US Department of Treasury) –  PRESS RELEASES   November 12, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four entities and two individuals pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14046 in response to the growing humanitarian and human rights crisis and expanding military conflict in Ethiopia. […]

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Human Rights Watch: Blocking Tigray aid, deliberate destruction of health facilities harm rape survivors

(Source: Human Rights Watch) – Urgently Allow Entry of Food, Medicine; Support International Investigations The Ethiopian government’s blocking of aid with health facilities in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region destroyed is preventing sexual violence survivors from getting post-rape care.   The government’s effective siege of Tigray since June is doubly victimizing survivors by denying them critical […]

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US imposes arms embargo against Ethiopia and updates restrictions applied to Eritrea

(Source: LexBlog, By Jeffrey L. Snyder & Chandler Leonard) – On November 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a final rule adding Ethiopia to the Proscribed Country List found in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in § 126.1 and also updating the existing restrictions on Eritrea. […]

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The Tigray war and regional implications forwarded by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

(Source: Eritrea Hub) – Full report here: The Tigray War and Regional Implications – Vol 1, Foreword by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand The conflict in Tigray has become one of the most intractable in the world. The unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia of seven senior UN officials set the seal on a […]

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Who triggered the Tigray War on 3 November 2020?

(Source: Martinplaut.com, By Professor Mirjam van Reisen, Klara Smits, Kibrom Berhe, Tilburg, 3 November 2021) –  Joint Investigation Team Report Negotiations and peace-building will almost certainly mark the next stages of the war in Ethiopia, as the world assesses the balance of responsibility for the conflict which has raged in the country for the last […]

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OCHRC-EHRC joint investigation in Tigray: War crimes and crimes against humanity committed by “All parties”; Report critized for significant flaws and dishonest

(Source: OHCHR, GENEVA / ADDIS ABABA, 3 November 2021) – A joint investigation by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the UN Human Rights Office has found that there are reasonable grounds to believe that all parties to the conflict in Tigray have, to varying degrees, committed violations of international human rights, humanitarian and […]

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Taking Stock of U.S. Policy on Ethiopia: A Conversation with Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman

(Source: United States Institute for Peace) –  Ethiopia has been a linchpin for stability in the Horn of Africa — and the political and economic reform process initiated by Prime Minister Abiy sparked optimism that the country could also become an anchor of democratic governance and continued peace. But a year after violence erupted in […]

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Objectivity concerns over UN’s report on Tigray civil war

(Source: The Guardian, Dan Sabbagh and agencies, Tue 2 Nov 2021 13.11 GMT, Last modified on Tue 2 Nov 2021 13.26 GMT) – Scope of UN investigation constrained by Addis Ababa’s involvement, experts say An international human rights investigation into the brutal civil war in Ethiopia’s Tigray province will be published on Wednesday amid concerns […]

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A Reuters Special Report Dual Agenda: In Ethiopia’s civil war, Eritrea’s army exacted deadly vengeance on old foes

Source: Reuters special investigation, By AYENAT MERSIE, GIULIA PARAVICINI and KATHARINE HOURELD, Addis Ababa, Nov. 1, 2021, 11 a.m. GMT) – When Eritrea sent troops into the Tigray region, the secretive nation seized a double opportunity: It detained thousands of Eritrean refugees as it battled Ethiopia’s former rulers. Spearheading the bloody campaign: a colonel nicknamed […]

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International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of Ethiopia and Amendment to Eritrea Country Policy

AGENCY: Department of State. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add and update entries for Ethiopia and Eritrea, respectively. These changes codify that it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses and other approvals for exports of defense articles and […]

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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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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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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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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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Neither Impartial nor Independent: The Joint UN-EHRC Human Rights Investigation in Tigray

(Source: WORLD PEACE FOUNDATION ) – By Chidi Odinkalu, Paulos Tesfagiorgis, Alex de Waal and Delia Burns In March, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) established a joint investigation into alleged violations of human rights committed during the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Controversially, the partner was the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The […]

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Eritrean Soldiers and Amhara militia rape a 65 years old Tigrayan nun repeatedly and in public

(Source: Globe News Net) –      Ms. Tiemtu Afewerki, a 65 years old nun, lived her life in purity, devoting it for her God; she has never been in to marriage or that sort. All she knew was her God, bible, and her prayers. Her life was mostly in monasteries inside Ethiopia and abroad; […]

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A new CNN investigation has discovered the Ethiopian government used flagship airlines to transport weapons during war with Tigray. CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports.

(Source: CNN) A new CNN investigation has discovered the Ethiopian government used flagship airlines to transport weapons during war with Tigray. CNN’s Nima Elbagir reports.  

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Will Antonio Guterres Be on the Right Side of History by Invoking Resolution 2417, Today?

  (Source: Globe News Net, By Dr Ztseat) –  In what is deliberate deprivation of the civilian population in Tigray of all means of farming, Eritrean and Ethiopians troops explored every village in Tigray, slaughtered farm animals, especially oxen essential for ploughing; they slaughter more than they can eat, killing the animals as punishment. Eritrean […]

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Why the U.S. should call the famine and violence in Tigray a genocide

    (Source: The Washington Post, by Mawi Asgedom) –    Mawi Asgedom is the author of “Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard.” Over the past 11 months, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has killed, raped and tortured ethnic-minority Tigrayans en masse. Will the Biden administration […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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