U.S. urges Ethiopia to end hostilities in Tigray

(Source: New York Times, By Reuters, Published March 2, 2021, Updated March 3, 2021, 3:48 a.m. ET) –  For the second time in a week, the secretary of state pointed to reports of atrocities in the Ethiopian Tigray region. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday pressed the leader od Ethiopia to end hostilities […]

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Urgent Request to UNSC members to pass a resolution on the Tigray Genocide 

 03 March 2021   Dear Honourable Members,   When a state fails to prevent or alleviate atrocities within its territory, or if the state itself is the primary perpetrator of such acts, the UN must not stand idly by. There are five reasons why immediate action by the Security Council regarding Ethiopia’s northern region is […]

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UN Security Council to discuss Ethiopia conflict following CNN investigation into Tigray massacre

(Source: CNN, By Laura Smith-Spark and Richard Roth, Updated 03 March 2021, 1146 GMT) – Source: CNN, How a religious festival turned into a massacre 08:29 The UN Security Council will discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Thursday behind closed doors, two UN diplomats have told CNN. The development comes after investigations […]

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Sudanese troops inch closer to Ethiopian militiamen stronghold

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gedarif, 02 March 2021) – The Sudanese troops have inched closer to the largest stronghold in the Berkht of the Ethiopian militiamen in the border strip of Fashaga inside the Sudanese border, military sources said on Tuesday. The Sudanese government forces on Monday have launched an attack on the Ethiopian army-backed militiamen […]

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Ethiopia releases media workers detained in Tigray

(Source: Al Jazeera, 3 Mar 2021) One media worker said soldiers had entered his home and accused him of supporting the TPLF. Media watchdog groups reported the arrests of at least 13 journalists in Ethiopia last year [File: Eduardo Soteras/AFP] Four media workers recently arrested in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern Tigray region have been released. Fitsum […]

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We can no longer deny the atrocities in Ethiopia

(Source: Boston Review, by ALEX DE WAAL, 02 March 2021) –  A civil war in the northern region of Tigray broke out in November 4, 2020. Denial within the international community has prevented much-needed humanitarian aid. An Ethiopian refugee, who fled the Tigray conflict, walk in the Tenedba camp in Mafaza, eastern Sudan on January […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray region: War behind a ‘steel wall’

(Source: DW) –  Ethiopia has claimed that an Amnesty report painting a dark picture of the Tigray crisis supports misinformation. Yet the country has tried to keep international journalists far from witnesses and out of the region. The stream of worrying news from Tigray, Ethiopia, does not stop. A report published last week by Amnesty […]

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ጽንዓት ናይ ትግራወይተይ ኣዶ

(ብሂወት ሃይለማርያም ሮቢንስ, 24 ለካቲት 2013 ዓ/ም, 03 March 2021) – ጽንዓት ናይ ትግራወይተይ ኣዶ ተሌፎን ተኸፊቱ ኢለ ንዓዲ ምስደወልኩ! ብፍርሒ ተዋሒጠ ታይ ኮን ክሰምዕ እየ እናበልኩ! መዓንጣይ ሸጥ ኣቢለ ብታህዋኽ ሃለው ! ሃለው በልኩ! ኣደይ ኣደይ ኣነ እየ እኮ በልኩ። ድምጻ ምስ ሰማዕኩስ ንእግዚኣብሄር ኣመስገንኩ! ዝሕል ኢለ በልክዋ ሃለው ! ኣደይ ኣነ እየ እኮ […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 96 – 03 March 2021

(Gwero: EEPA) - Europe External Programme ndi Africa ndi Center of Expertise yochokera ku Belgium yomwe ili ndi chidziwitso chozama, zofalitsa, ndi maukonde, zodziwika bwino pankhani yakumanga mtendere, chitetezo cha othawa kwawo komanso kupirira ku Horn of Africa. EEPA yafalitsa kwambiri nkhani zokhudzana ndi mayendedwe ndi / kapena kuzembetsa anthu othawa kwawo ku Horn of Africa ndi […]

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Tigrayan Massacres in Chronology and the Emerging Picture of Tigray Genocide

(Source: Tghat, by Meron T. Gebreananaye, 02 March 2021) – After many weeks of trickling footages and reports of the many horrific crimes being committed in Tigray, it is like the dam has broken in the last few days with several investigative reports flooding the news. Some distinctly indicate perpetrators, Eritrean and Ethiopian troops, and […]

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Ethiopia Federal Court acquits three of four suspects of Hachalu’s murder

(Source: Ethiopian Insight, 01 March 2021) – The individual who was with the musician on the night of his killing was cleared of all charges. Nearly five months into the trial, on 25 February the Federal High Court acquitted three of the four defendants of charges of murdering singer Hachalu Hundessa. Lamrot Kemal, who was […]

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US Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy

(Source: US Department of State, 02 March 2021) –  Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to emphasize the United States’ concern about the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.  Noting the growing number of credible reports of atrocities and human rights violations and abuses, […]

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CNN EXCLUSIVE: Leader of Tigray’s forces accuses Ethiopian and Eritrean governments of genocide

(Source: CNN, 02 March 2021) – The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region has accused the federal government and its Eritrean allies of genocide and other crimes against humanity, calling on US President Joe Biden to dial up the pressure against “invader forces.” In a rare and exclusive interview with CNN, President of the Tigray People’s […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 95 – 02 March 2021

(Gwero: EEPA) - Europe External Programme ndi Africa ndi Center of Expertise yochokera ku Belgium yomwe ili ndi chidziwitso chozama, zofalitsa, ndi maukonde, zodziwika bwino pankhani yakumanga mtendere, chitetezo cha othawa kwawo komanso kupirira ku Horn of Africa. EEPA yafalitsa kwambiri nkhani zokhudzana ndi mayendedwe ndi / kapena kuzembetsa anthu othawa kwawo ku Horn of Africa ndi […]

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የቀን ጅቡ ማነው?

(በኢየሩሳሌም, 02 March 2021) – የቀን ጅቡ ማነው፧ ገና አግሩ ሳይገባ በሶስተኛው ወር ላይ ሽህዎችን ሰብስቦ መስቀል ኣደባባይ መነጽር ድቅኖ ውሸታሙ ኣይኑ ላይ ታስታውሳላችሁ፧ ኣማርኛ ቋንቋ የማይገባን መስሎት የቀን ጅቦች ብሎ ሲጣራ ያለፍረት ብጅምላ ሲሳደብ ሲጨበጨበልት ታድያ ጅቡ ማነው በገዛ ህዝቡ ላይ ወራሪ ሰስቦ ሽዎች የገደለው የጂብ መንጋ ጠርቶ አጥር ኣስፈርሶ ተጋሩን ያስበላው ማነው፧ እኮ […]

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Watchdog urges release of media workers held in Ethiopia

(Source: AP, By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Kampala, Uganda, 02 March 2021) –   The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Ethiopian authorities to free journalists and media workers detained in the Tigray region, where government troops and their allies are battling forces loyal to the local administration. At least four Ethiopian media workers assisting members of […]

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Trauma, anger as Tigrayans recount Eritrea troops’ ‘grave crimes’

(Source : Al Jazeera, By Al Jazeera Staff, 01 Mar 2021) – Survivors and witnesses in Ethiopia’s embattled region tell Al Jazeera how civilians were raped and killed by troops from neighbouring country. Mekelle, Ethiopia – December 4 is a date that fills Mona Lisa Abraha with horror. It was then, the 18-year-old says, that […]

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Massacre in the mountains of Mariam Dengelat in Edaga Hamus, Tigray

(Source: CNN, Updated 01 March 2021) –  They thought they’d be safe at a church. Then the soldiers arrived By Barbara Arvanitidis, Nima Elbagir, Bethlehem Feleke, Eliza Mackintosh, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Katie Polglase Video by Mark Baron, Alex Platt, Elisa Solinas, Jessi Esparza and Agne Jurkenaite, CNN Updated 1121 GMT (1921 HKT) March 1, 2021 […]

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Photos and footages of destruction and looting by Eritrean and Ethiopian armies from Shire, Inda selassie

(Source: Tghat) – These are photos and footages sent to us by a resident of Shire who captured them at different times. We don’t name the person her to protect him/her from retribution. Similarly, the voices in the footages have been slightly altered. Eritrean tanks in Shire Indaslassie moving towards Aksum Eritrean troops moving to […]

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'Tinayenera kuthawa kuti tidzipulumutse': Amayi apakati omwe akuthawa Tigray

(Source: UN News, first published on 16 February 2021) –   Pregnant women are amongst the tens of thousands of people in need of assistance in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where fighting between the Government and regional forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been ongoing since November 2020. Hiwot* is one […]

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ትግራዋይ እውነት ነው!

(ብሰላም ትግራወይቲ, 24  ለካቲት 2013 ዓ/ም) – ትግራዋይ እውነት ነው! ሰበዙ ሲመዘዝ: ክፍተቱ ሲሰፋ፣ ውጥንቅጡ ወጥቶ: ቅጥ አምባሩ ጠፍቶ: መያዣውን አጥቶ: ማጣፊያውም አጥሮ፣ አንዱም ላይጠገን: ሸርሸሮ ገዝግዞ: ህሊናን አድምቶ: ህልውናን ረግጦ: በነፍስም በስጋ: ፈልጎና አሳዶ: መድረሻ አሳጥቶ: ሊበላህ የመጣ: የአውሬዎች መንጋ፣ በደቦ ዶልቶ: በምስራቅ በምዕራብ፡ በሰሜን በደቡብ፡ ዙሪያ ምላሽ ዘግቶ፣ ሊያደርግህ እንኩቶ: አልሞ ጎምዥቶ፣ በሶስት […]

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EU-Ethiopia diplomatic feud intensifies over Tigray criticism

(Source:EURACTIV.com, By Benjamin Fox, 01 March 2021) –   Ethiopian diplomats have stoked a growing diplomatic feud with the European Union after the bloc’s foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, and his envoy, Finland’s Pekka Haavisto, harshly criticised the government’s handling of the conflict in the northern Tigray province. Following last week’s meeting of EU foreign affairs […]

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UNOCHA: The humanitarian situation in Tigray Region remains critical

(Source: UNOCHA) – Highlights (1 day ago) The humanitarian situation in Tigray Region remains critical, with reports of intensified fighting across the Region, particularly in the Central Zone. Incidents of house searches, looting, killings and gender-based violence (GBV) against civilians continue to be reported. Despite large amounts of food aid reportedly dispatched across Tigray, better […]

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AFP calls for the release of a translator working for its journalists in Ethiopia

PRESS RELEASES AND NEWSLETTER AFP calls on the Ethiopian authorities to release a man who was arrested while he was serving as a translator for a team of its journalists reporting in the Tigray region, the scene of a military operation launched in early November by Addis Ababa against the then regional authorities. 1 March 2021 […]

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President Isaias’s increasing dependence on Saudi Arabia

(Source: Eritrea Hub, By Martin Plaut, 01 March 2021) – A Saudi delegation has just visited Eritrea. Apart from the 20 man delegation (and they were all men) posing for photographs and issuing an uninformative press statement, the Eritrean public was left none the wiser about what took place. But this should not hide the […]

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Ethiopia rebuffs US call to pull outside forces from Tigray

(Source: AP, By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Kampala, Uganda, 01 March 2021) –   Ethiopia’s government is rebuffing calls by the United States to withdraw troops from the embattled Tigray region. In response to U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call for Ethiopia to immediately withdraw troops from Tigray, Ethiopia’s foreign ministry said that it is an […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 94 – 01 March 2021

(Gwero: EEPA) - Europe External Programme ndi Africa ndi Center of Expertise yochokera ku Belgium yomwe ili ndi chidziwitso chozama, zofalitsa, ndi maukonde, zodziwika bwino pankhani yakumanga mtendere, chitetezo cha othawa kwawo komanso kupirira ku Horn of Africa. EEPA yafalitsa kwambiri nkhani zokhudzana ndi mayendedwe ndi / kapena kuzembetsa anthu othawa kwawo ku Horn of Africa ndi […]

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Sudanese army chases Ethiopian militia out of border area

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gedarif, 28 February 2021) – Sudanese army retook control of large agricultural areas after fierce clashes near the volatile border strip with Ethiopia on Sunday. Recently, the Ethiopian-army backed Amhara militiamen carried out two attacks on Sudanese farmers in the al-Fashaga fertile area where they looted thousands of freshly harvested corn and […]

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Latest internal U.S. government report and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

(Source: Aiga Forum, 27 February 2021) – The latest internal U.S. government report further consolidates the concerns that we have been reflecting for quite some time. It cemented the fact that Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), EHRC’s Director Dr Daniel Bekelle (a close confidant of the Prime Minister), and the rest of the hierarchy down […]

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“They started burning homes”: Tigrayans say their towns are being razed in ethnic cleansing campaign

(Source: Vice, By Zecharias Zelalem, Feb 27 2021) –  Survivor testimony and satellite imagery in Ethiopia’s Tigray region provide evidence of wide-ranging destruction by Eritrean soldiers. “They set our crops on fire, then they started burning the homes,” said Gebru Habtom, a farmer in his 40s from the village of Debre Harmaz in Ethiopia. “Then they […]

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn recognised demarcated border with Sudan: report

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Khartoum, 26 February 2021) – The official Sudan News Agency “SUNA” Friday published two speeches of the former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in which he affirmed that there is no border dispute with Sudan after accusing Ethiopian “shufta” or bandits of causing troubles with the neighbouring country. After the eruption of […]

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A complete English translation of Isaias Afwerki’s Eritrean TV Interview, 17 February 2021

(Source: Eritrea Hub, 28 February 2021) – A rough translation into English by Habte Hagos Introduction Isaias Afwerki, the only President the State of Eritrea has ever known, who has never been endorsed in an election, gave an interview on a wide range of issues on 17 February 2021. The outlet he chose was EriTV, […]

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Eritrean, Amhara asitikali achoka ku Tigray: US

(Gwero: AA.com, lolembedwa ndi Servet Günerigök, Washington, 28 Februray 2021 Kazembe wamkulu wanena kuti omwe akuchita zachiwawa akuyenera kuweruzidwa US akuti Loweruka ikukhudzidwa kwambiri ndi nkhanza zomwe zanenedwa komanso kuwonongeka komwe kukuchitika kudera la Tigray ku Ethiopia, kuyitanitsa Asitikali a Eritrea ndi Amhara komweko kuti atuluke. "Tikutsutsa mwamphamvu kupha, kukakamiza […]

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A US Akuyitanitsa Kafukufuku Wapadziko Lonse Kukhala M'vuto Laku Tigray ku Ethiopia

(Gwero: Bloomberg News, Samuel Gebre, 28 Februry 2021) - Secretary of State of US Antony Blinken akufuna kuti nkhondo ithe m'chigawo cha Tigray ku Ethiopia komanso kafukufuku wapadziko lonse lapansi wonena za nkhanza zomwe zachitika kumeneko. M'mawu ake Loweruka, Blinken adapempha kuti nkhondoyi ithe pakati pa Ethiopia ndi Tigray People's Liberation Front ndi […]

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US 'ikukhudzidwa kwambiri' ndi malipoti a nkhanza ku Ethiopia

(Gwero: AP, Wolemba ANDREW MELDRUM, JOHANNESBURG, 28 February 2021) - US "ikukhudzidwa kwambiri ndi nkhanza zomwe zanenedwa komanso kuwonongeka konse" mdera la Tigray ku Ethiopia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken atero mawu ovuta kwambiri ochokera ku US pa nkhondo yomwe Ethiopia ikuchitika. Nkhani zankhanza zomwe asitikali aku Ethiopia achita motsutsana ndi nzika za […]

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Mapu otsimikiziridwa a Omenyera nkhondo ku Tigray

(Gwero: Tghat, 27 February 2021) - "Pokhudzana ndi kuwonongeka kwa anthu wamba, kusamala kwakukulu kudatengedwa. M'masabata atatu okha omenyera nkhondo, m'boma lililonse, ku Humera, Adi Goshu,… Aksum,…, Edaga Hamus,…. Asitikali sanaphe munthu m'modzi mutawuni imodzi. Palibe msirikali wochokera kudziko lililonse amene angachite bwino kuposa izi. ” Awa anali mawu a […]

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Asitikali aku Ethiopia, Eritrea ndi Amhara awononga zomwe Tigray adachita zaka 30, atero wogwirizira

(Gwero: Tghat, 27 February 2021) - Injiniya Alula Habteab, Mtsogoleri wa Bureau of Construction, Road ndi Tarsport m'boma la Abiy-Ahmed lokhazikitsa zidole za Tigray adati, pofotokozera atolankhani, kuti Asitikali aku Ethiopia, Chitetezo ku Eritrea Asitikali ndi Amhara Forces awonongeratu ntchito yachitukuko ya Tigray yazaka 30. Alula Habteab adati ngakhale zili […]

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