Human Rights Watch on Eritrea Events of 2020

(Source: Human Rights Watch, 13 January 2021) – Two years on from the peace deal with Ethiopia, Eritrea’s leadership has increased its regional and international diplomatic engagement, but without improving the plight of Eritreans through critical human rights reforms. Eritrea’s government remains one of the world’s most repressive, subjecting its population to widespread forced labor […]

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Hawks and doves: The great divide over the war in Tigray

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, byFassil Hailu, 12 January 2021) –  Pro- or anti-war, we should all agree that independent access to the conflict zone is a must.   On 3 November, a full-scale war broke out in Ethiopia between the federal government led by Abiy Ahmed and the TPLF-run Tigray regional government. Addis Ababa declared victory […]

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Abiy Ahmed’s authoritarian rule and treachery is destroying Ethiopia

(By Mekete Tigray UK, Editorial, 11 january 2020) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is not only has failed to live up to his early promises and Medemer philosophy, he has unleashed a wave of repression, killings of ethnic groups and locking up his political opponents and those he once freed. He is advancing a dangerous […]

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Ethiopia and the perils of war

(Source: Canadian Dimension, by Pierre Beaudet, 08January 2021) – In conversation with Eritrean human rights activist Paulos Tesfagiorgis Paulos Tesfagiorgis was the head of the Eritrean Relief Association (ERA) and one of the senior cadres of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) from the 1970s until the liberation of the country in 1991. While EPLF […]

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Eritrea’s shadow war in Ethiopia laid bare amid accusations of Eritrean war crimes in Tigray

(Source: Telegraph, By Zecharias Zelalem and Will Brown, 08 January 2021) –  Ethiopia and Eritrea have consistently denied reports that Eritrean troops had crossed the border. The extent of Eritrea’s involvement in Ethiopia’s brutal civil war has been laid bare after an Ethiopian general was caught on camera admitting soldiers from the secretive gulag-state had […]

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The Middle East Cold War Behind the Ethiopian Crisis

(Source: ISPI, by Federico Donelli, 07 January 2021) – The operation conducted by the Ethiopian Federal Army in the northern Tigray region threatens to trigger a further wave of instability in one of the most vulnerable areas of the world. Ethiopia is the keystone of a very fragile arc of instability that has Afghanistan on […]

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Here We Go Again: Abiy Ahmed Lies exposed by Major General Belay Seyoum!

(By Y Huluf, 08 January 2021) –   At any historical period and in no place of the planet did ever emerge a government that was hell bent on destroying a constitution of its own sovereign part except in Ethiopia for no legitimate reasons but hatred of the people living in the region. Tigray did […]

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Abiy Ahmed and the Consolidation of Ethiopia’s Dictatorship

(Source: Nationalinterest.org, by Michael Rubin,08 January 2021) – As Ethiopia heads toward the delayed elections tentatively now rescheduled for June 5, 2021, Ahmed’s fight not only undercuts his chief rival, who happens to be Tigrayan but enables him to use emergency powers to further erode democracy. frica has, for decades, been a democracy success story […]

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How PM Abiy Ahmed Ali Duped the World

(Source: Eritrea Hub, 07 January 2021) – SECURITY AND JUSTICE FOR TIGREANS IN ETHIOPIA (SJTE) ድሕንነትን ፍትሕን ንትግራዎት ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ 907 T Street NW, Suite-Basement, Washington DC 20001 How PM Abiy Ahmed Ali Duped the World including the Nobel Prize Organization: Deconstructing Abiy Ahmed’s Alternative Facts duping the world final on letterhead Security and Justice […]

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“We don’t want it”: North Command chief on Eritrean army in Tigray; says army didn’t let alien forces in. Full speech

(Source: Addis Standard, Addis Ababa, BY MEDIHANE EKUBAMICHAEL @MEDIHANE , 06 January 2021) – In a speech that lasted for more than 20 minutes and delivered as part of response to questions raised by the residents of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray regional state, Major General Belay Seyoum Commander of the Northern Command, said the army […]

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Abiy’s War in Tigray and Crimes of International Law

(By Mulugeta Abai, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture,  The full Article on PDF format: Abiy’s War in Tigray and Crimes of International laws, 06 January 2020) – Almost all wars are intertwined with cover-ups and keeping people in darkness by the ruling cliques and war-mongering forces. The extent of war crimes and […]

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Over 2 million people displaced by conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region – local official

(Source: Reuters, Nairobi,  06 January 2021) – About 2.2 million people have been displaced within Ethiopia’s Tigray region since fighting erupted there in November with about half fleeing after their homes were burned down, a local government official said. Gebremeskel Kassa, a senior official in the interim administration in Tigray appointed by the federal government, […]

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Abiy Ahmed’s war on Tigray misinformation and lies laid bare by Amhara Regional State Police Chief Commissioner

(By Mekete Tigray UK, 06 January 2020) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is trying to come out of the rabbit hole with serious difficulties and his explanations how the war in Tigray erupted contradicted with his recently appointed Interim Prosperity Party (PP) officials in Mekele and Amhara Regional State Police Chief Commissioner, Abere Adamu that […]

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Ethiopia deploys more troops to prevent refugees from crossing into Sudan

(Source: Sudan Tribune, Gadafef, 06 january 2020) – The Ethiopian Federal Army deployed more troops on the border area to prevent people fleeing the war in the Tigray region to cross into Sudan. The federal troops have retaken control of most of the territory of the Tigray region. However, the TPLF fighters continue to resist […]

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Mekelle Mayor admits ‘Eritrean Forces fighting in Tigray’

(Source: HornTVNews.com, 03 January 2020) –  The new Mayor of the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray regional State has admitted that Eritrean Forces are actively operating inside Ethiopia’s territory.  It is the first confirmation by a high-profile government official on the involvement of foreign troops in the conflict in Northern Ethiopia.  The video responses to questions […]

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An appeal to all Eritrean people for your unconditional support to stand with the people of Tigray

(By Tekle Gebre, updated 03 January 2021) – As all Eritreans are aware of that Abiy is heavily support by Isaias Afewerki. The Eritrean Army is involved in the war on Tigray from the start of the war on 4th November 2020. The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), Amhara Militias and the Eritrean Army have […]

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Eritrean refugees become target as old enemies join forces in chaos of Tigray conflict

(Source: The Independent, 03 January 2021) – Witnesses have begun to give accounts of the toll on civilians and the pervasive presence of Eritrean soldiers in the northern Ethiopian region, write Declan Walsh and Simon Marks As fighting raged across the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia in November, a group of soldiers arrived one day […]

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Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia and Sudan have fallen out over al-Fashaga

(Source: BBC News, By Alex De Waal Africa analyst, 03 January 2021) –  The armed clashes along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia are the latest twist in a decades-old history of rivalry between the two countries, though it is rare for the two armies to fight one another directly over territory. The immediate issue […]

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Mounting violence in Ethiopia exposes deepening fault lines and leadership crisis

(Source: AwashPost.com, 02 January 2021) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his party cannot maintain law and order through military Command Posts in every regional state. Violence breeds more violence. It is time for a political solution and a serious rethink. By Workineh Teshome Another month. Another bloody massacre in Ethiopia. The unexplained and unexplainable […]

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Ethiopian forces killed scores in June-July unrest – EHRC report says

(Source: AP, By CARA ANN, NAIROBI, Kenya, 01 January 2020) – Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during deadly ethnic unrest in June and July following the killing of a popular singer, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Friday. The commission’s report said 123 people in all were killed […]

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Famine Early Warning System – Tigray war will lead to acute food shortages and malnutrition in Ethiopia

(Source: FEWS, Ethiopia Food Security Outlook Update, 31 December 2020) –   Food security Crisis across much of western Ethiopia drives significantly above-normal needs for 2021 Key Messages Since the outbreak of conflict in early November between federal and regional forces in Tigray, nearly 54,000 people have been displaced to Sudan as of December 26, […]

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Tigray crisis: Eritrea’s role in Ethiopian conflict

(Source: BBC News, 31 December 2020) – In a sign of the changing political fortunes of a man who was once a pariah, Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has proven to be a staunch ally of Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winner and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, giving his troops much-needed support to fight the Tigray People’s […]

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How Ethiopian Airlines are keeping an eighty year old mother and her son apart

(Source: Eritreahub.org, 31 December 2020) – On Wednesday I spoke to Meles (not his real name, but he needs to prevent harassment of his mother). He lives in Canada and his mother flies out to spend the festive season with him every year. She is in her eighties and it is a tough journey but […]

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