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Biden discusses crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region with Kenyan leader -White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, discussed the crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the White House said. Biden and Kenyatta "discussed the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia's Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of life and ensure humanitarian access," the White House said in a statement.


Tigray conflict: Joint by HR/VP Borrell and Commissioner Lenarcic on massacres in Axum
Amnesty International issued a report today on atrocities that took place in Axum, Ethiopia, in November 2020. The report concludes that indiscriminate shelling and mass execution may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.


THE MASSACRE IN AXUM
(Amnesty International)_ Between 19 and 29 November 2020, Eritrean troops operating in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Tigray, committed a series of human rights and humanitarian law violations, including killing hundreds of civilians. Over an approximately 24-hour period on 28-29 November, Eritrean soldiers deliberately shot civilians on the street and carried out systematic house-to-house searches, extrajudicially executing men and boys. The massacre was carried out in retaliation for an earlier attack by a small number of local militiamen, joined by local residents armed with sticks and stones. ... Source


Hundreds of buildings burned around Tigray town, research group says
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fires that appear to have been deliberately set destroyed more than 500 structures this week in and around Ethiopia's/Tigray Gijet town, an analysis of satellite imagery shared with Reuters has found, adding credence to reports of continued conflict in parts of the northern region of Tigray.


National Protest Against the Ongoing War on Tigray on 2/25 to 2/27, 2021
A call for national protest the ongoing war on Tigray starting from 2/25/2021 to 2/28/2021, in three different locations in Washington, DC. The Protest is being held to urge the United States and international community to act now to pressure the Ethiopian government to open unimpeded humanitarian corridors, restore communications, power, banking, healthcare, and other public services to all of Tigray...





Belligerent Amhara Regional State and Trails of Blood, Rape and Ethnic Cleansing
Aynalem Sebhatu 02-24-21 - After the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2012, inter-regional federal states and intra-regional conflicts grew among different ethnic groups threatening to split the Ethiopian federation apart. The ethno-nationalist demands intensified after 2015, especially with the rise of Abiy Ahmed to power. Contrary to his graduate work and his expertise on conflict resolution, Abiy helped foment discontent among political elites and sowing seeds of discord became his hallmark of his leadership.



Crimes against Tigrayan peacekeepers: Shame on Abiy Ahmed and the Country
Isaac M (from Mekelle) 02-24-21 - In the last few days disturbing faces of Tigrayan peacekeepers covered with blood at Juba airport of South Susan has been circulating in social media outlets. Sudan Tribune reported that: '5 Ethiopian peacekeepers who accomplished their duty with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are reportedly being harassed indiscriminately for their Tigray ethnicity by the Ethiopian army'.


EU urges Ethiopia to lift Tigray 'blackout'
The EU has urged Ethiopia to let the international community see what it is doing in its Tigray region after four months of civil war and reports of atrocities. "Some 80 percent of Tigray's population is unreachable ... it's a complete blackout," EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said







UAE: Don't Spoil Your History by Supporting Losing Dictators
Nebiyu Markos, 02-23.2021 - Ethiopia's high-ranking military officers, including the Chief of Staff, have been visiting the UAE. Are they there to ask for a second time for UAE drones and financial support for Abiy's criminal war on Tigray? The world is watching!


Seb-Hidri Tigray Civil Society - on The On-going Humanitarian Crisis and Genocide in Tigray
Seb-Hidri Tigray Civil Society 02-21-21 - It is now 110 days since the war on Tigray started. Tigray's special forces and Tigray's militia on the one side; Ethiopian National Army, Eritrean National Army, Somalia National Army, Amhara special forces, Amhara militia, Amhara armed youth squad "Fano", Ethio-Somali Regional Special forces, Afar Regional Special forces, other Ethiopian regional special forces, with Ethiopia's and Eritrea's mechanized divisions, and UAE's high-precision fighter drones on the one hand, conducted a bloody war for 16 weeks now.


UAE: Don't Spoil Your History by Supporting Losing Dictators
Nebiyu Markos, 02-23.2021 - Ethiopia's high-ranking military officers, including the Chief of Staff, have been visiting the UAE. Are they there to ask for a second time for UAE drones and financial support for Abiy's criminal war on Tigray? The world is watching!


Seb-Hidri Tigray Civil Society - on The On-going Humanitarian Crisis and Genocide in Tigray
Seb-Hidri Tigray Civil Society 02-21-21 - It is now 110 days since the war on Tigray started. Tigray's special forces and Tigray's militia on the one side; Ethiopian National Army, Eritrean National Army, Somalia National Army, Amhara special forces, Amhara militia, Amhara armed youth squad "Fano", Ethio-Somali Regional Special forces, Afar Regional Special forces, other Ethiopian regional special forces, with Ethiopia's and Eritrea's mechanized divisions, and UAE's high-precision fighter drones on the one hand, conducted a bloody war for 16 weeks now.





At least 800 Ethiopians killed after defending 'Ark of the Covenant'
At least 800 people were reportedly killed in Ethiopia as worshippers and soldiers risked their lives to protect what Christians there say is the sacred Ark of the Covenant from local militia.


Abiy Ahmed: The First Nobel Laureate On Trial at the International Criminal Court?
NAIROBI (Reuters) by Michael Rubin- Ethiopia's prime minister may want to coast on the laurels of the Nobel Prize but, realistically, he may very quickly become the first Nobel laureate to face war crimes charges.


The Tigrayan genocide
Alemseged Abbay 02-20-21 - Tigrayans defeated Ethiopia's Marxist junta, Derg, in 1991 and transformed the country from a posterchild of war and famine into a land of peace and economic miracle by 2018. However, the US was discontented with the developmental state model which put Ethiopia closer to China.


On Junta, Fascism, and the nature of Evil
Aesop 02-20-21 - There are three jargons hovering around Tigrai that merit consideration these days. We often hear Tigrai's enemies call her elected leaders: "junta". We also hear Tigreans calling their persecutors "fascists". The international community is expressing disgust by what many portray as an "evil" act in Tigrai.


A Requiem for Our Tegaru Martyrs
Dawit Seyoum 02-18-21 - Why do they hate us? Why do they want our subjugation and possible elimination? Where did we go wrong? Were we wrong to be responsible for and to be the original center of Coptic Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa? To have Axum Tsion in our midst, and such a historic place to be our own and offer it as a place of worship to others? Maybe sharing our history, sharing who we are and who we have been for time immemorial with the utmost pride was our downfall; or maybe our downfall was wanting to make our history theirs.





Tigray Government name conditions for peace with Ethiopia's government
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Forces fighting Ethiopia's military in the Tigray region laid out eight conditions on Friday for beginning peace talks, including the appointment of an international mediator and unimpeded access for humanitarian aid.


Genocidal Warlord Isayas Afewerki's Staged Interview: Reality check
Ezana Hager (from Mekele) 02-20-21 - On Wednesday 18 February, the life-time Eritrean warlord, Isayas Afewerki, has given a theatrical interview to Eritrean tv with no mention of whether or not Eritrea is taking part in the Tigray war, why he sent his tens of thousands of troops there...


African Union: Do they know the African Charter?
Nebiyu 02-20-21 - The Organization of African Union (OAU) adopted the African Charter in 1981 which entered into force in 1986. Later with the establishment of the African Union (AU) in 2002, the Charter continued as the African Charter, which is:


Open letter to H.E. Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland,
EPF 02-19-21 - Dear Mr. P. Haavisto, We the undersigned allied Eritrean Political Forces in exile are deeply saddened by the rapid escalation of a deadly conflict between the Federal Ethiopian Government with unwarranted support of the Government of Eritrea on the one hand and Regional State of Tigray on the other. In particular the indiscriminate air strikes and ground attacks directed to Tigray occurs at a challenging time...


We extend our solidarity with Oromo leaders who are on hunger strikes in prison. - Aigaforum Feb 18, 2021

US: Aid pause to Ethiopia no longer linked to dam dispute
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The United States says it has decided to "de-link" its suspension of millions of dollars of aid to Ethiopia from that country's dispute with Egypt. But the State Department early Friday said that does not mean all the roughly $272 million in security and development assistance will immediately start to flow, and it depends on more recent "developments" - an apparent reference to the deadly conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region.


U.S. Leadership Can Help End the Crisis in Ethiopia
By Editorial Board - Ethiopia's worsening civil war, which has already drawn in Eritrea and is now spilling over into Sudan, threatens to destabilize the entire Horn of Africa. Having thus put the government on notice, the administration should be prepared to impose punishment if Abiy fails to respond adequately.A good first step would be to join the EU in suspending assistance until the UN and other aid agencies are allowed free access to Tigray. Simultaneously, the U.S. should push for negotiations — between Ethiopia and Sudan, and between Addis Ababa and the Tigrayans


Free Jawar Mohammed!
Aesop 02/18/2021 - It is time for the Oromo people to extract their leader, Jawar, from prison. Regardless of his political ambitions, Jawar is too young to languish in prison. Anyone who opposes him should debate him at the political arena, not starve him to death.


Moral Decay and the Poverty of Conscience in Ethiopia
Aynalem Sebhatu 02-17-21 - With the ascent of Abiy Ahmed to power, arguably for much longer time; political elites, religious leaders, intellectuals and journalists as people and citizens of Ethiopia seem to have lost their way. They are wavering in uncertainty and they are unsure of themselves in their relations to each other and to the country at large. Their optimism and moral motivation have been largely replaced by an entrenched ethnic extremism, political sarcasm, and disillusionment.


EU development chief calls for united response on Ethiopia
Urpilainen acknowledged as much Tuesday, also calling on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Kingdom, United States, and Canada to tell Abiy that without full humanitarian access to Tigray, financial support for the government will be shut off.


DECEITFUL REPORT BY COL. ABIY AHMED AND HIS GROUP ON THE HORN OF AFRICA
Voice of Reason 02-17-21 - Colonel Abiy Ahmed has the shameless audacity to state: "Toward a Peaceful Order in the Horn of Africa" published in Project Syndicate on Feb 6, 2021. It is ironic that Col. Abiy Ahmed has the unmitigated gall to write on peace when he is responsible for waging a genocidal war on his own people, and turning Tigray into a blood bath. .


Mass Atrocities, Including The Use Of Rape And Sexual Violence, In The Tigray Region Of Ethiopia
In recent months reports have emerged highlighting the deteriorating situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The ongoing armed conflict began on November 4, 2020, when “Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the Ethiopian Defense Forces (EDF) to militarily engage with the Tigray





Ireland must speak up for the starving in Tigray
The world's newest humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The stories of desperate human tragedy and heartless political leaders are both familiar and shockingly fresh.


ለካቲት 11 ብዝምልከት ካብ ዲያስፖራ ነበር ተጋደልቲ ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ ዝተወሃበ መግለፂ !
ዓለምለኸ ዲያስፖራ ነበር ተጋደልቲ ህዝባዊ ወያነ ሓርነት ትግራይ 02-16-21



S&P joins Fitch in downgrade of Ethiopia on potential debt restructuring
(Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings on Friday downgraded Ethiopia's long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to 'B-'.
The Amhara Elite and Abiy enablers have successfully destroyed Ethiopia. What is left is just a carcass and Isaias Afeworki is feasting on it. Yet, some fools are telling you Ethiopia is rising! How is it I spent most of my life defending this country and empire calling the Amhara elites my brothers and sisters? Where does one go to repent and ask forgiveness you all? Zeru Hagos Feb 15, 2021,

Coping and management of stress and building resilience.
Gebrewahid Woldu 02-15-21 - At this unprecedent horrifying period of our people’s history, we are all under tremendous stress and this is a brief discussion about evidence based coping mechanism to lessen the effect of stress.


Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: 'I lost my hand when a soldier tried to rape me'
An Ethiopian schoolgirl has told the BBC how she lost her right hand defending herself from a soldier who tried to rape her - and who had also tried to force her grandfather to have sex with her.


Abiy has been (royally) had by Isaias - (he has one way out, maybe)
M. Mikael, 02/15/2021 - A totally avoidable, unprecedented, man‐made disaster and tragedy is unfolding in the Tigray region of Ethiopia – so much so that, apart from the atrocities and human suffering being inflicted on the whole population of Tigray, (or perhaps as a direct result of that), the continuing existence of Ethiopia itself as a nation is now coming into question.


"ህዝቢ ኤሪትርያ ኣይሕተትን"?
ኻልኣዩ ኣብርሃ 02-16-21



Reversing History: Eritrea's form of colonialism progressing in Tigray (Ethiopia) in the 21st Century
Desta, Asayehgn, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development 02-13-21 - Since its defeat of Italian colonialists at the Battle of Adwa on March 1, 1896, Ethiopia has remained the steward of future hope, arousing passion against colonial aggression. The Battle of Adwa still resonates as a symbol of the possibility of future emancipation from foreign domination or hegemony.


Unheard Voices and Under Siege: Young Girls and Women Victim of Rape in Tigray
Mulugeta Abai, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture 02-13-21 - The outrageous silence intensifies when the cries from female refugees subjected to an almost unique abuse: rape. In times of violence and armed conflicts, rape often becomes an instrument of war on a par with scorch and burn. Throughout history, enemy soldiers have swarmed through the homelands of the vanquished...





Duplicity of Leaders and the Perversion of "Unity" and "Freedom"
Aynalem Sebhatu 02-12-21 - Abiy Ahmed's genocidal war in Tigray is a threat for any Tigrayan wherever he/she might be living, and it is an existential one. It is destroying the social fabric, historical and cultural heritage of Tigray. It is taking a toll at national unity as well as fueling the secessionist feeling of Tigrayans.




  • On the Deteriorating Political Situation in Ethiopia .
    The Ethiopian Multinational Federalists Support Force 02-13-21
  • "Removal of TPLF will be a determinant factor to bring peace for Eastern Africa", Abiy Ahmad Ali.
    W.Yilma February 13/2021
  • The Weaponisation of Hunger and Starvation in the War on Tigray and the Imperative of Opening Unfettered Humanitarian Corridors
    Makonnen Tesfaye; 11 February 2021
  • Prophetic words of Sebhat and Meles
    Kalayu Abrha 02-11-21
  • 100 Days of Bloodshed in Tigray: Denial, Hypocrisy and Complicity
    Isaac M. (from Mekelle). 02-11-.21
  • Will Joe Biden and other world leaders repeat the 1994's grave mistake and Bil Clinton's 'Sorry' or decisively act to stop the Genocide in Tigray?
    Z.Alem - Mekelle 02-09-21
  • Lies Have Consequences: Demolition of Tigray
    Aynalem Sebhatu 02-06-21
  • Lidetu Ayalew: A model Ethiopian Politician
    Doctor Teodros Kiros 02-08-21
  • Statement on Tigray by the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide is Superficial, Too Little and Too Late
    Makonnen Tesfaye; 7th February 2021
  • False accusations
    W.Yilma February 7/2021
  • Open Letter to Religious Leaders and Elders of Ethiopia
    Wolday Abrha, PhD 02-07-2021
  • Only Rapid Emergency Military Intervention can stop the Active Genocide in Tigrai
    Gebre Selema 02-07-21
  • The War in Tigrai: Premeditated or Spontaneous; Facts and Indicators.
    G. Amare, February 6, 2021
  • Urgent Call for Immediate Intervention to Stop Genocide in Tigray, Ethiopia
    The Tigray Community of the Carolinas





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