A reflection on Tigray’s maneuver action plan that routed Abiy’s allied forces

(By Asayehgn Desta, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development, first published on Aigaforum.com 21 July 2021) – The constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, promulgated in 1995, was supposed to resolve ethnic conflict and enhance self- and shared rule. But, contrary to expectations, Ethiopia became heavily embroiled in inter-ethnic skirmishes starting in 2018. […]

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My, my, cry Amhara cry Eritrea cry to wipe out Tigray! What good am I, If I can’t espy, with a naked eye?

(By Temesgn Kebede) – Fate sometimes had it once an Askari (አስከሪ) an Askari for life; once a domestic servant a domestic servant to a geriatric end with no respite to rest; once a person bent their dorsal to meet a master’s needs, they  keep bending till their  fibulas screech. How else can we explain these haggard men […]

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July 2021 Employee of the Month: Abiy Ahmed

(Source: World Peace Foundation, by ALEX DEWAAL, 19 July 2021) –  The ‘Employee of the Month award’ is bestowed on the person who has done the most to harm the cause of world peace in the last month. Image: “A Conversation with Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia” by World Economic Forum is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Ethiopia’s Prime […]

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Ethiopian Rhetoric

(ተስፋይ መለስ,  28 ሰኔ 2013) –  ወገንተኝነት ለመጀመሪያ ግዜ ትግራይን በመወገን፣ “የተሠው ታጋዮችን ለማክበር” ባደረጉት ዝግጅት፣በኣትላንታ የትግራይ ነዋሪወች ማህበር ተገኘሁ። ብዙዎች ከዚህ በፊት በህወሃት ሥርኣት ላይ ባለኝ የተቋውሞ ኣመለካከት በንግግር ግጭት የምንተዋወቅ “በመጨረሻ መጣ” የሚል ስሜታቸውን ኣሳይተውኛል። የፖለቲካ ልዩነት በህዝብ ላይ በሚደረግ ጭፍን ጭፍጨፋ ኣንድን ግለሰብ ከወገኑ እንዳይወግን ኣያደርግም። ህወሃት በስልጣን ላይ በቁየባቸው ኣመታት ዘርፈ […]

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Tigray’s Holy War: What should the objectives be? Part I

(By Retie Keneo, 25.06.21) –  The popular struggle of Tigrayans is a just fight against internal and external genocidal criminals and oppressors; and it must aim to stop this alien occupation, the on-going and future genocide and crimes against humanity in all their aspects, hold those criminals accountable, compel the Ethiopian and Eritrean states to […]

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Hiding behind the Sovereignty Skirt: Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry Statement

(By Fitih Ashenafi, First published on Aigaforum.com, 21 May 2021) –  On 17 May, the Ethiopian regime has issued a spurious statement on what it calls ‘the unfair and unwarranted accusations levelled against Ethiopia’ in connection with the Tigray armed violence. The regime, through its foreign ministry, accuses the international community of being ‘counterproductive and […]

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Changing the Patriarchal Mindset: Combatting Rape as a Weapon of War in Tigray

(Source: Strife,  by Cristina Romero-Caballero Cuttell) – The Tigray Region in northern Ethiopia, once the core of the Aksumite Kingdom, is now witnessing a grinding civil war. Of grave international concern is the fact that this crisis has turned into an act of ethnic cleansing, whereby Ethiopian and Eritrean forces are using rape to cleanse […]

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Ethiopian Attorney General’s sham Axum massacre and rape ‘findings’: A futile cover-up and obstruction of justice

(Source: Aigaforum.com, By Fitih Ashenafi) – The 10 May Ethiopia’s Attorney General’s announcement of ‘the killing of 93 people mostly fighters’ in the Axum massacre and ‘116 reported rape cases’ has only exposed the regime’s deceit and resolve to obstruct justice – further proof that the Tigray atrocities, sexual violence, wealth destruction and starvation must […]

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The tripartite alliance that is destabilisng the Horn of Africa

(Source: Aljazeera, By Goitom Gebreluel, Managing Director of Hatèta Policy Research) – The common political vision of the leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia threatens to throw the region into turmoil. Three years ago, a wave of political change swept across the Horn of Africa. In Sudan and Ethiopia, popular protests led to a change […]

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Amhara, Tigray, and Egypt: the history of betrayal and the current baseless accusation

(By Kalayu Abrha, First published on Aigaforum.com) –  France 24 English saw its respectable studio messed up by a Key Ethiopian politician who preferred to defend the genocide in Tigray, by behaving so childishly. The gallant and genius Meaza Gidey has brilliantly reduced Neamin Zeleke into a naughty boy. That was enough for him to […]

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The African Union and the Tigray War: A reprehensible failure to uphold Union principles and protect civilians.

(By Afrem M. from Mekelle, First published on Aigaforum.com) – The over six months-old Tigray armed conflict waged by the Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara merciless leaders and their hundreds of thousands of forces against the people of Tigray (and not against the TPLF) resulted in the death and rape of tens of thousands of unarmed […]

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Isaias and his foreign cohorts’ involvement in the war of aggression against Tigray!

(By Belay Ambelay, 01 May 2021) – The world has travelled far since World War II. Until the dictators and warmongers of different races, colours and hue publicly felt that the world needs to know how powerful and invincible they are by proclaiming gleefully the atrocities they committed. They hoped the world would be terrified […]

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Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki – the Thorn in the Horn

(Source: Tghat, By Eyob Tadelle) –   The US and EU must join hands to stop genocide in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region The horrors of the hidden war in Tigray – an out-of-sight war from the world  – has started to come to light.  From CNN’s ‘Massacre in the mountains’ to New York Times’ ‘Ethiopia’s War […]

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Nine-point plan to haul Ethiopia out of its quagmire

(Source: Ethiopia insight, by Mistir Sew) –    Ethiopia’s election should be postponed and a transitional technocratic government installed to avoid unimaginable strife. An overly simplistic narrative of the past three decades is that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) taught Ethiopian nations and nationalities to express their political consciousness. However, calls for ethnic justice […]

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The return and resurgence of an imperialist Amhara nationalism

(Source: Awash Post, By Abbaa Biyyaa) –   Left unchecked, the hegemonic and expansionist strand of Amhara nationalism that aims to resurrect a unitarist Ethiopian state is a recipe for genocide.    In a grisly massacre captured on camera last month, a mob in Shawa Robit drags wounded victims out of a visibly marked emergency […]

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Ethiopia: Referendum as a lasting political solution in Oromia and beyond

(Source: Awash Post, By Soretti Kadir) – What will it take to address the mounting political, social, and economic questions that continue to hamper Ethiopia’s transition to democracy? In a 24 March speech in parliament, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that his security forces have been fighting rebels in parts of the Oromia state. […]

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Abiy Ahmed’s missteps may unravel the Horn of Africa

(Source: Awash Post, By TAHA ABDI) –  The reckless internationalization of a domestic political dispute in Ethiopia is causing a region-wide conflagration in the troubled Horn of Africa with enormous consequences for international peace and security.   After months of embarrassing equivocation and bold-faced denials, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed last week gave in to western […]

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The politics and problems of Prosperity Party Gospel

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Mulubrhan Balehegn) –  The evangelical, anti-intellectual politics behind Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party is an under-examined force driving mass delusion, national decline, and war. In the last three decades, Ethiopia saw stability and steady economic growth. It also established itself as a linchpin of peace in the Horn of Africa and a […]

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Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!

(By Yared Huluf, 02 April 2021) –  No need to mention the name, those who were politically active could  figure it out that I. The time was in the 1952 and there in Asmara something of no significant incident happened. It is  remembered  a sort of a minor drama  that took place outside the government public office in Asmara. […]

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Four Campaigns for one goal: Rendering Tigray Unviable

(By Kalayu Abrha, First published on Aiga Forum, 30 March 2021) – People become more vulnerable to any next attack if they consider the series of attacks as isolated incidents triggered by passing emotions. The invasion of Tigray and the untold brutalities that followed have alarmed any sane minded human being, except those who are […]

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UNHRC must conduct independent, not a sham investigation of the genocidal war on Tigray

(By M. Tesfay, 26 March 2021) – Testimonies on the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (i) “What is the fuss about Tigrayans women being raped when our soldiers are being killed in the War!” (Abiy Ahmed’s Remark on the Sexual Violence and Rape in Tigray; House of Representatives Session, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 23 March 2021) […]

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The Moral Dilemma of Ethiopian Religious Authorities

(By Fessahaye Mebrahtu[i], 25 March 2021) – When Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018, his political speeches were pleasing to the public; giving hope that he would bring stability in the process of building democracy in Ethiopia. One of his laudable initiatives was establishing mediation and reconciliation committee, which included religious […]

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The Guardian view on the war in Ethiopia: Tigray’s civilians need protection Editorial

(Source: The Guardian) –  Four months of fighting have seen massacres, sexual violence and attacks on medical facilities and refugee camps. The culture of impunity must end. After months of denials, Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has finally admitted what everyone knew about the conflict in the Tigray region: Eritrean troops are present alongside the federal […]

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Ethiopia’s treacherous transition

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Goytom Teklu ) – Ethiopia’s deep-rooted divisions, and a Machiavellian alliance, have opened the gates of hell in Tigray. Since 3 November, Ethiopia’s federal military, allied with Eritrean and Amhara forces, has launched a devastating war on Tigray regional state. Thousands have been killed, millions displaced, cities demolished and looted, and […]

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UNDP Ethiopia’s Whitewash of the Genocidal War on Tigray

(By Mekonen Tesfaye, 16 March 2021) Testimonies of Crime Against Humanity and War Crimes in Tigray (i) “Denial of genocide strives to reshape history in order to demonize victims and rehabilitate the perpetrators. Denial of genocide is the final stage of genocide. It is what Elie Wiesel has called a “double killing.” Denial murders the […]

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