Not impartial, not principled, non-starter: African Union mediation in Ethiopia

(Source: World Peace Foundation, By MULUGETA GEBREHIWOT BERHE) – The United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation recognizes mediation as one of the most effective methods of preventing, managing and above all, resolving conflicts. To be effective, however, a mediation process requires more than the appointment of a high-profile individual to act as a third party. […]

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Fears for humanitarian crisis engulfing Tigray as Abiy Ahmed launches make or break war

(Source: The Independent) –  A ‘final offensive’ launched by Addis Ababa in Tigray has raised fears over its impact on the general population, writes Ahmed Aboudouh   A broken human skull, pieces of human bones and blood-stained clothes scattered around what looked like a burned mass graveyard, where people were searching a number of identity papers. […]

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ወገንተኛው፣ መርህ የለሹና ከጅምሩ የከሸፈው የአፍሪቃ ሕብረት ሽምግልና በኢትዮጵያ

(በሙሉጌታ ገብረሕይወት: መስከረም 20-2014) –  ትርጉም – አገኘሁ እና ንጉሱ ከተባበሩት መንግስታት መመሪያዎች አንዱእንደሚለው ግጭቶችን ለመከላከል፣ ለማስተዳደርእና ከሁሉም በላይ ግጭቶችን ለመፍታት ሽምግልና በጣም ውጤታማ ከሆኑ ዘዴዎች አንዱ ነው።   ይህ እንዲሆን ግን ትልቅ ስምና ዝና  ያለውን ሸምጋይከመሰየም በላይ የሆነ ድርጊት ይጠይቃል። ይህ ሂደትስኬታማ እንዲሆን ቢያንስ በግጭት ውስጥ ያሉወገኖች በአሸማጋዩ ድርጅትና ግለሰብ ላይ መስማማት አለባቸው። በግጭቱ ውስጥ ያሉት ተፋላሚዎች […]

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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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Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco – sources

(Source: Reuters, By Orhan Coskun and Jonathan Spicer, Ece Toksabay) –    A Bayraktar drone is seen during a rehearsal for Ukraine’s Independence Day military parade in central Kyiv, Ukraine August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo Summary Demand for weapons grows after Turkish military successes Exports rose to Ethiopia, Morocco in recent months Drone shipments […]

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A ‘balanced’ approach to Abiy’s medieval war makes a mockery of justice

(Source: The African Report, By Dr Debretsion Gebremichael – President of Tigray) –  The Tigray government and people should not face international sanctions for trying to avoid annihilation. The international response to the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments’ genocidal war on Tigray has been woefully inadequate. But what is also perplexing about the international response has […]

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2nd senior UN Population Fund official recalled over Tigray war remarks

(Source: Yahoo News, AFP, by Robbie COREY-BOULET, October 12, 2021, 6:27 PM) –  The UN Population Fund has recalled its Ethiopia chief, the agency said Tuesday, the second such departure this month following an explosive interview in which both officials complained of being sidelined by UN higher-ups they claimed were sympathetic to Tigrayan rebels. The departure […]

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Wing Loong is over Ethiopia: Chinese UCAVs join the battle for Tigray

(Source: Oryx, By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans,  11 October 2021) –    After the acquisition of Iranian and Emirati unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) by Ethiopia, there now is strong reason to suggest that a third type of UCAV has joined the conflict: The Chinese-made Wing Loong I. Information received by the authors’ combined with […]

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UK issues strong warning against travel to large parts of Ethiopia

(Source: Gov.uk) –  The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise says there is greater risk of terror attacks and arbitrary arrest and scrutiny of Ethnic Tigrayans including at the air port. Download map (PDF) The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to: the whole of Tigray regional state and within […]

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UN recalls Ethiopia migration head over Tigray war remarks

(Source: Mail online, By AFP, PUBLISHED: 19:38, 11 October 2021 | UPDATED: 19:38, 11 October 2021) –  The UN’s migration agency has put its Ethiopia chief on administrative leave, citing “unauthorised interviews” in which she complained of being sidelined by UN higher-ups she claimed were sympathetic to Tigrayan rebels. The departure of Maureen Achieng, confirmed […]

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Time is running out for Abiy’s ‘new beginning’ in Ethiopia

(Source: Atlantic Council, By Cameron Hudson) – After being sworn in this week in front of tens of thousands of jubilant supporters, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised “a new beginning” for Ethiopia as he begins a new five-year term. That’s precisely what Ethiopia needs after his first three years in office. Inflation stands at […]

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UAE Air Bridge Supports Ethiopian Military in Tigray War

(Source: Oryx, By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans in collaboration with Gerjon) –  Amidst an increasingly deterorating security situation throughout large parts of northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) has embarked on an international shopping spree in an effort to acquire new weapon systems that could help it to halt the seemingly unstoppable advances of […]

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EU parliament adopts resolution on Ethiopia; demands immediate cessation of hostilities, calls for wide range sanctions including arms embargo

(Source: Addisstandard, by ADDIS STANDARD STAFF) –  The resolution also “calls on the UN Security Council to consider deploying UN peacekeepers to the [Tigray] region” Addis Abeba, October 08/2021 – The European Parliament has on 07 October adopted a resolution demanding “immediate cessation of hostilities by all parties” and calling for wide range sanctions, including arms embargo, […]

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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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Abiy is starving Tigray. It’s time to invoke the Responsibility to Protect

(Source: THE GLOBE AND MAIL, ROBERT I. ROTBERG, OCTOBER 6, 2021) –    Robert Rotberg is the founding director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s program on intrastate conflict, a former senior fellow at CIGI and president emeritus of the World Peace Foundation. His latest book is Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness. Do nations have a right […]

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U.N. chief takes on Ethiopia over expelled staff: show me proof

(Source: Reuters,  By Michelle Nichols) –  Ethiopian porters unload food aid bound for victims of war after a checkpoint leading to Tigray in Mai Tsebri town, Ethiopia June 26, 2021. Picture taken June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo UNITED NATIONS, Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hit back at Ethiopia on Wednesday over the government’s […]

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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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How to Destroy a Country: Does Ethiopia Have a Future?

(Source: Center for Global Development, by Mark Lowcock) –  Mark Lowcock Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow   Here’s an easy five-point plan for the leadership of a country which has emerged from civil war and dire poverty over recent decades and now wants to destroy itself. First, pick a fight with a corner of your territory run […]

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Leaked audio exposes UN Ethiopia & IOM Ethiopia staff engage in shameful conspiracies and allegations against Tigrayan refugees in Saudi Arabia

(Source: Hayet Alem) –  UN Ethiopia  and IOM  Ethiopia in Addis Ababa recorded on audio by Ethiopian regime sponsored conspiracy theorist Jeff Pearce refusing to engage in resettlement of Tigrayan immigrants in the middle east because they were actually “soldiers” who in the end wish to go to Rwanda to launch Guerilla warfare because Paul […]

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Ethiopia used its flagship commercial airline to transport weapons during war in Tigray

(Source: CNN, Exclusive by Nima Elbagir, Gianluca Mezzofiore, Katie Polglaseand Barbara Arvanitidis, Updated 0403 GMT (1203 HKT) October 6, 2021) –  Ethiopia’s government has used the country’s flagship commercial airline to shuttle weapons to and from neighboring Eritrea during the civil war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a CNN investigation has found. Cargo documents and manifests seen […]

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UAE Combat Drones Break Cover In Ethiopia

(Source: Oryx, By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans, October 05, 2021) –  The deployment of Emirati unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) on behalf of the Ethiopian government has been speculated on ever since the beginning of hostilities with the rebellious Tigray Region in November 2020. The oft-repeated claims that several Chinese-made Wing Loong UCAVs operate out of […]

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Amid Tigray famine, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed is holding lavish celebration to inaugurate his new government, on a scale not seen since the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie

(Source: World Peace Foundation, by ALEX DEWAAL, 04 October 2021)  Feast and Famine in Ethiopia Today, Ethiopia is a land marked by the starkest contrast: feast and famine. In Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is holding a lavish celebration to inaugurate his new government, on a scale not seen since the coronation of Emperor Haile […]

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Press Statement From the United Front of Ethiopian Federalist Forces

Press Statement for immediate release From the United Front of Ethiopian Federalist Forces (Confederalist force in the case of Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement) Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front, Agaw Democratic Movement, Benishangul People’s Liberation Movement, Global Kimant People Right and Justice Movement/ Kimant Democratic Party, Sidama National Liberation Front, Somali State Resistance, and Tigray Regional […]

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Dear Abiy, please resign—a plea from a fellow Ethiopian evangelical

(Source: Ethiopia Insight,  BY NAOL BEFKADU, 04 October 2021) –    You have prioritized your own power over our country’s peace. It is time to step down.   Dear Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali (PhD), I would like to commence my letter with a salutation in the name of Jesus Christ. I am Naol Befkadu, a lecturer at one […]

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Ethiopia: The drone identification plate pointing to Turkish drones being used in Tigray

(Source: Eritrea Hub, By Martin Plaut) – This drone identification plate was discovered in the Mersa and Haro area by Tigrayan forces. A  Turkish manufacturer can be identified from this. The MAM-L (written on the fragment label) appears to refer to a laser guided bomb produced in Turkey and able to be delivered from unmanned […]

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UN Human Rights Council 48: Joint statement on the recent expulsion of prominent United Nations Representatives by the Federal Government of Ethiopia

(Source: Gov.uk) – UK Ambassador to the UN and WTO in Geneva Simon Manley gave this joint statement on behalf of over 40 countries. From: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Simon Manley CMG Published: 4 October 2021 Delivered on: 4 October 2021 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Thank you Madam […]

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Ethiopia’s Oromo protest, demand freedom for jailed leaders

(Source: AP, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) –   Members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, protested Saturday against the government and called for the release of jailed opposition figures as they gathered in the capital for their annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha. Scores of people in the center of Addis Ababa chanted slogans such as […]

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