USA protests against a “web” of delays blocking aid getting into Tigray

(Source: US State Department) –  UNITED STATES STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO FIGHT FAMINE IN TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA WITH MORE THAN $149 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE   For Immediate Release Friday, July 30, 2021 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million […]

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UN special advisor on genocide expresses alarm over the worsening situation in different parts of Ethiopia

(Addis Standard) –  Addis Abeba, July 31/2021 – The Special Adviser of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on the Prevention of  Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, in a statement discussing the deteriorating situation in Ethiiopia expressed alarm at the continuation of what she described as ‘ethnic violence’  in the country and the allegations of serious violations […]

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US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade

(Source: AP, By CARA ANNA) –      NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide is visiting Ethiopia next week to press the government to lift what the U.S. calls a blockade on humanitarian aid to the conflict-hit Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people now face […]

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The Government of Tigray current position of statement for a negotiated ceasefire

Current position of the Government of Tigray regarding a negotiated ceasefire  Abiy Ahmed has committed the act of treason by colluding with foreign forces to commit genocide on the people of Tigray. His genocidal war campaign against Tigray has caused untold suffering on the people of Tigray and has thrown the country into an even deeper […]

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UN Humanitarian Chief visits Ethiopia

(Source: OCHA) –    The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, today started a six-day mission to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. “It was important to me that I carry out my first official mission as the UN’s humanitarian chief to Ethiopia,” said Mr. Griffiths. “Humanitarian needs in […]

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Ethiopia: WHO – Millions of Tigrayans Without Basic Health Care

(Source: Voice of America, By Lisa Schlein, Washington DC, 28 July 2021) –    Maria Gerth-Niculescu / Deutsche Welle An aid worker distributes food and other items in Mekele, Tigray.   Geneva — The World Health Organization warns that millions of people in conflict-ridden Tigray in northern Ethiopia lack access to basic health care and risk […]

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Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues about brutal war Tigray

(Source: Metro, By Giulia Paravicini and Maggie Fick) –    The Wider Image: Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues of brutal war   SHEWEATE HUGUM, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Burned-out military vehicles, boxes of ammunition and the bodies of scores of federal troops were still scattered along the dirt road that runs through the […]

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Ethiopia – Tigray Region Humanitarian Update

Highlights (1 week ago) Over eight months on since the start of the conflict in Tigray, the humanitarian situation remains alarmingly dire and could further deteriorate if immediate action is not taken. Inside the region, humanitarians can now access previously hard-to-reach area, with 75 per cent of the population now in zones where relief operations […]

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Young men in Ethiopia’s Amhara start to mobilise against Tigray forces

(Source: Reuters, By Maggie Fink and Dawit Endeshaw, NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA) – Residents of Ethiopia’s Amhara region said on Monday some young men were responding to a weekend call to arms by their president, as Amhara’s government denied that forces from neighbouring Tigray had advanced further into the region. An eight-month-old war between Ethiopia’s central government and […]

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The Ethiopian government sponsors Amhara expansionist aggression against Tigray

(Source: Puntland Post, By Adan Essa Hussein) –  The incendiary speech of Agegnehu Teshager, the President of Amhara region, is the latest incontrovertible evidence that the Ethiopian government has sparked inter-ethnic war in a country that adopted a federal system in place of assimilationist policies associated with Amharas. It is absurd to talk of Ethiopia […]

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Massacres, war fuel ethnic fervour in Ethiopia’s Amhara

(Source: Mail online, By AFP) –  As he set off to vote in Ethiopia’s national election, Tesfahun Sisay chose his outfit with purpose, pulling on a T-shirt emblazoned with a man’s face and a Kalashnikov rifle. That man was Asaminew Tsige: revered by many in Amhara, Asaminew commanded the region’s muscular security forces until two […]

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Ethiopia’s Amhara state rallies youth to fight Tigrayan forces as war widens

(Source: Reuters) –  DDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) -Ethiopia’s Amhara region on Sunday called on “all young people” to take up arms against forces from the neighbouring region of Tigray, who claimed to have taken over a town in Amhara for the first time since the conflict began. “I call on all young people, militia, non-militia in […]

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Ethiopia’s Amhara Regional State President calls for young Amhara mobilisation of genocidal civil war against the people of Tigray

(Source: BBC World Service) –      The president of Ethiopia’s Amhara region has called on all residents holding arms to mobilise against the forces from neighbouring Tigray. “Starting from tomorrow [Monday], I call on all people of age who are armed either at governmental or private level to mobilise for a survival campaign,” Agegnehu […]

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Ethiopian bishops say it is not too late to stop the war in Tigray

(Source: Catholic News Service, Fredrick Nzwili) –    NAIROBI, Kenya — Expressing compassion and solidarity with the people affected by war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the Ethiopian bishops’ conference said it is not too late to end the violence that has left thousands of people dead and 2 million more displaced. “As pastors, we can […]

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Ethiopia conflict: Tigray forces claim march to Addis Ababa ‘now possible’

  (Nation, Eduardo Soteras | AFP, By Tesfa-Alem Tekle, Ethiopia Correspondent) –  What you need to know: In a statement on Saturday, the Prime Minister called upon the people of Tigray to stand with the Ethiopian government. The armed group fighting the Ethiopian army and its allied regional forces in Tigray claims it is now in a position to march […]

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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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Banking Service as an additional weapon of war for starving Tigrayans

OPEN LETTER H.E. David Malpass President of the World Bank Group 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA H.E. Dr. Kristalina Georgieva Managing Director (MD) and Chairwoman of the Executive Board International Monetary Fund 700 19th Street, N.W, Washington, D.C. 20431 H.E. Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President of the African Development Bank Group Avenue […]

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Abiy’s Prosperity yields few dividends for Ethiopia’s Afar

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, By DAWUD MOHAMMED, 21 July 2021) –  Superficial political changes have so far made little headway in addressing Afar region’s very real problems. Ahmed Seid was born and raised in Arado ke Lahiguh, a small village in Aysaita district in Afar region. He spent his childhood on the ancestral clan-owned lands where his father […]

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Ethiopia: A legal solution to Tigray’s military conflict

(Source: The Africa Report, 22 July 2021) –  Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in the Ethiopia’s Tigray walk to Hamdeyat Transition Center after arriving on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) The armed conflict that broke out on 3 […]

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UN aid workers allege delays, harassment from Ethiopian officials before Tigray flight

(Source: Nation, By Tesfa-Alem Tekle, Ethiopia Correspondent, 22 July 2021) –  Aid workers say they were stopped by security officials at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Thursday afternoon, ahead of their flight to Tigray region in northern Ethiopia.  The workers allege they were also harassed and subjected to extra checks when they arrived to board […]

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When a Nobel Peace Prize winner wages war, who loses?

(Source: The Christian Science Monitor, By Ryan Lenora Brown, Staff writer, @ryanlenorabrown, JOHANNESBURG, 19 July 2021) –  When Mulugeta Gebregziabher heard in October 2019 that the Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to Abiy Ahmed, the new reformist prime minister of Ethiopia, his reaction was immediate dread. “I thought, this is going to give this guy […]

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The UN has a clear message: what is happening in Ethiopia is unacceptable

(Source: Government of the Netherlands) –  Mass murder, sexual violence and famine – the crossfire in the Ethiopian conflict area of Tigray has triggered a humanitarian crisis. On 13 July 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to put pressure on the warring parties. How could the situation in Ethiopia get so […]

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The Government of Tigray statement concerning Eritrean refugees in Tigray

Statement by the Government of the National State of Tigray concerning the Eritrean refugees in Tigray 21 July 2021 The people of Tigray and the Government of the National State of Tigray have been hosting thousands of Eritrean refugees throughout the years. The Government of the National State of Tigray is gravely concerned by the […]

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The Tigray war and our collective moral failure

(Source: Addis Expressions, By Rihana Nesrudin, 13 July 2021) –  “A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power… which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion… condemns itself to death.” Chris Hedges One chilly summer evening, by what I can only recall to be a random […]

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Ethiopia: ICRC starts detention visits to members of the Ethiopian armed forces in the Tigray region.

(Source: ICRC, News release, Geneva, 18 July 2021) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has started visiting members of the Ethiopian armed forces in the Tigray region earlier this week. “Visiting people in places of detention is a core part of our mandate and an established role for the ICRC in the […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighbouring Afar region, Afar says

(Source: Reuters, By Dawit Endeshaw) –   ADDIS ABABA July 19 (Reuters) – Forces from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have mounted attacks in neighbouring Afar region, a spokesman for Afar said on Monday, marking an expansion of an eight-month-old conflict into a previously untouched area. Tigrayan fighters crossed into Afar on Saturday and Afar forces […]

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Tigrayan group in UK raises serious concerns about CDC investment in Ethiopia telecoms

(Source: Leigh Day, Press Office, Posted on 19 July 2021) – A group of Tigrayan academics has written to the UK Government’s CDC Group PLC (CDC) raising concerns that inadequate steps have been taken to ensure a £65 million telecoms investment is not used to fund serious human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s armed conflict in […]

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