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ኢዮብ ከ ጮማ እምኒ 04-04-21


TMH; With Berihu Tewledebrhan legal adviser to President Debretsion of Tigray. - April 2021


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UK Citizens and Residents of Ethiopian Origins 04-04-21 - We are concerned British citizens and residents of the UK of Ethiopian Tigrayan origin. We are organised under a broad democratic platform known as "Mekete Tigray UK" (i.e. Defence of Tigray). We are writing again to bring our Government’s attention to the War on Tigray. There are credible allegations as well as verified crime against humanity and war crimes being committed by the armies of the regimes of Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, Amhara Regional Government and Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea.

Evidence suggests Ethiopian military carried out massacre in Tigray
BBC- An investigation by BBC Africa Eye has uncovered evidence that a massacre in northern Ethiopia was carried out by members of the Ethiopian military. It also reveals the precise location of the atrocity, in which at least 15 men were killed.

The Godfather of Dictatorship and His Last Dance
Aynalem Sebhatu 04-03-21 - In 1969, Mario Puzo published The Godfather, a novel about a fictional New York mafia family. The reader immediately learns a quote from Honore De Balzac, "Behind every great fortune there is a crime," as the author begins his narration. This quote always matched my preconception of Isaias Afewerki's vision of Eritrea.

Abiy's Team of Aggressors and Isaias' Puppies Can Never Subjugate the Heroic Tigrayans: Shifting Adversity into Expediency
Asayehgn Desta (Ph. D) 04-03-21 - Teaming up with the gendarmerie Amhara militias, the genocidal fano youth squad, Isaias' trained butchers, Somalia armed forces- under military training in Eritrea, United Arab Emirates' drones stationed at the base in Assab (Eritrea), and by promising land to Sudan, around midnight on November 3 - 4, 2020, Abiy launched a war on the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.

We Condemn Ambassador Dina Mufti's Insidious Statement regarding Eritrea's Independence.
Eritrean Political Forces Diplomatic task Force - The Eritrean political Forces (EPF) strongly condemn the dangerous statement made on March 29, 2021, by the Ethiopian Ambassador Dina Mufti, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. In his press conference, Mr. Mufti asserted...
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Is independence from Ethiopia the TPLF's endgame in Tigray?
This week on UpFront we ask Getachew Reda, Executive Committee member of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), about the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region and whether the group's ultimate goal is an independent Tigrayan state. Fighting between the TPLF and Ethiopian and Eritrean forces...
What has happened to Tigray over the last four months is demoralizing, to say the least. However, every time I bow my head down in dismay, I find the strength to rise and stand tall, thanks to Getachew Reda and the gallant fighters fighting the enemy tooth to nail. Zeru Hagos April 2, 2021

G7 Foreign Ministers' statement on the situation in Tigray, Ethiopia (2 April 2021)
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union are strongly concerned about violations of international humanitarian law in Tigray. WE welcome Abiy statement that Eritrean forces will withdraw from Tigray. This process must be swift, unconditional and verifiable

Analysis of Tigray massacre video raises questions for Ethiopian Army
(CNN) - Dawit was watching television at a relative's one-room apartment in Axum, a historic city in Ethiopia's war-torn, northern Tigray region, in early March when a news bulletin flashed up on the screen. Graphic, unverified footage had surfaced of a mass killing near Dawit's hometown of Mahibere Dego

Abiy Ahmed's Risky Friendship with Putin
Elias Dawit 03-30-21 -In an alarming speech made in English at the Russia-Africa: Reviving Traditions Conference last week, Abiy Ahmed told the U.S. in the strongest terms that Ethiopia  considers its former ally to be interfering in its sovereignty. Recent efforts by the U.S. to encourage the Ethiopian leader to put an end to the war against Tigray and allow humanitarian access have alienated the Ethiopian leader so much so that he has made an abrupt turn to  Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation.

Senior Ethiopian and Eritrean officers arrive in Tigray with foreign experts
Martin PLaut 03-30-21 - Two helicopters are reported to have arrived in a village in Tigray, with senior Eritrean and Ethiopian officers.The village at which they landed is called Miraqk between Samre and Sokotta.
TDF's recent successful military operation in Wello/Amhara Kilil/ was very significant military wise. According to knowledgeable people we talked too, it was indeed a very huge victory for TDF. The news above if true confirms its significance also. Now that Abiy has lost his ability to use UAE drones in the war, he may be trying to establish a low-grade drone technology near the war theater. He may be establishing a base for his low-grade drone technology in Sekota. He has no access to satellite technology to deploy drones from his comfort zone in Addis or elsewhere far from Tigray! This is a developing story stay tuned!

A Distracted World: Tigray Crisis Unfolds Unnoticed
The current conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia- where as many as 4.5 million people are in urgent need of food aid - is taking place behind a communications blackout. Tigrayans have no access to the internet, telephone networks have only recently begun to work sporadically, and media outlets are being denied access.

Open message to Eritreans
Kalayu Abraha 04-01-21 - When Dina Mufti put in words the probable reason for the confusion of Eritreans with correctly identifying their real enemy the often-carefree Eritreans exploded into fury against him. Of course, what he said provokes outrage in people who fought for 30 years to liberate Eritrea. However, if one tries to examine the underlying...

Four Campaigns for one goal: Rendering Tigray Unviable
Kalayu Abrha 03-30-21 - 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 literally in a huge lunatic asylum called Ethiopia.

Genocide Intensifies in Tigray, Ethiopia -Alarming Developments
SJTE 04-01-21 - The brutal regimes in Ethiopia and Eritrea have started fresh indiscriminate aerial bombings and use of dirty bombs (phosphorus and cluster bombs) aimed at the rural civilian population.  The brutality has no parallel in wars that have been seen elsewhere in several years

Abiy and Russia: Senator Inhofe what now?

The only benefit Abiy will get from Russia by wagging his tail for Putin, not for Senator Inhofe and his Western handlers is the Syrianization of Ethiopia. Everyone knows Ethiopia is a failed state today. No amount of Russian help will save Abiy's regime from its ultimate demise. We hope Senator Inhofe is thinking hard about his support to Abiy Ahmed. If Ethiopia is to be saved in whatever form, the Tigray issue must be resolved soon. For this to happen 1) the elected Government of Tigray must be restored, 2) an honest dialogue of all political actors to discuss how to end the dreadful empire called Ethiopia and to form a new political arrangement in the horn of Africa region is a must. Anything else would simply prolong the misery of the people living in the horn of the Africa region.
The military option may have been tempting for Abiy and Isaias early on due to UAE involvement and the Trump regime's callous attitude to Africa in general, but it is not that tempting today. The Tigray Defense Forces(TDF) can not be pushed around anymore! They have nearly 100% support from Tigrayans due to the atrocities committed by the invading army of Abiy and Isaias of Eritrea. Things have changed significantly where the military balance will unlikely change in Abiy's favor going forward.

Tigray: Thousands of Tigrayans are again being driven from their homes.
The dusty buses keep coming, dozens a day, mattresses, chairs and baskets piled on top. They stop at schools hurriedly turned into camps, disgorging families who describe fleeing from ethnic Amhara militia in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
If the Amhara fano and militia think they will have the final say on land distribution they are badly mistaken. Such cruelty can not be left unchallenged. I fear the future the extremist have laid with grief. Zeru Hagos March 29, 2021

A Tale of Two Nobel Peace Prize Winners from Africa: Abiy Ahmed and Denis Mukwege
Nebiyu 03.29.21 - Two of the most recent recipients of the award for peace from Africa are, in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Dr Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist and activist from DR Congo and Abiy Ahmed Ali from Ethiopia. Dr Denis Mukwege "campaigns globally to bring the use of rape as a weapon of war to an end. He was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his activism."

The Tale of the Two Dictators
Aynalem Sebhatu 03-26-21 - A contest between Colonel Mengistu and Isaias Afewerki would indeed have been a great comparative study in dictatorship in the Horn of Africa, but instead of Mengistu, we suddenly found ourselves dealing with a charlatan and a pathological liar, a man cut from true fascist cloth: Abiy Ahmed. For one thing, Abiy has never been, nor he can ever be a democratic leader. He carries a good deal of demagogic political baggage.

The "Banality of Evil": Abiy Ahmed, Adolph Eichmann and the Ethiopian People
Elias Dawit 03-25-21 - In a speech to the Ethiopian parliament this week, Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed admitted his brazen lie about the presence of foreign troops (Eritrean) in Tigray. That statement, however, took a backseat to his stunningly craven admission of gang raped as a weapon of war against the people of Tigray. According to Abiy Ahmed, women were indeed raped in Tigray by soldiers, but his soldiers had been attacked from behind with machetes.

The Horn of Africa Civil Society Forum (HoACS Forum) is a regional network of civil society organisations working together to monitor and expand civic space in the countries in which they operate. Established in March 2016, the HoACS Forum) in response to the diminishing civic space for civil society organisations (CSOs) in the greater HoA region. In 2018 Prime Minister (PM) Abiy started a very much welcome peace process with Eritrea. An initiative for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. However, it is now clear that the talks between PM Abiy and President Isais were not about peace and normalisation of relationships; they were high-level secret preparations for war against Tigray. A Tigray whose autonomy and whose political elites emerged as mutual enemies requiring removal, especially following the September regional elections1

Manifesto of the Ethiopian Multinational Federalists Support Force
EMFSF 03-28-21 - In the last three years, Ethiopia has moved from a hopeful moment of a democratic transition to the precipice of falling apart as a state. The combined effect of the turmoil caused by a mismanaged and derailed political transition, the impact of protracted state-sponsored conflicts and the chaotic management of the political space, has led to extremist forces capturing the federal government...

Abiy Ahmed's Parliamentary Briefing on Tigray: Fact and Reality Check ( Part I       Part II)
Isaac M. 03-27-21 - In his lengthy parliamentary address of 23 March 2021, on current national and regional issues, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia admitted atrocities and sexual violence committed by his army and the Eritrean forces in Tigray, and the 'crossing' of Eritrean forces into Tigray, Ethiopia. These and issues of withdrawal of the forces and accountability for mass abuses are Fact and Reality checked in two parts.

Stubborn Dictators
Kalayu Abrha 03-27-21 - The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a stubborn person as: "a person determined to do what he or she wants and refuses to do anything else...has huge arguments and is difficult to move, change, or deal with... refuse to accept defeat".

GSTS Letter to H.E. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
GSTS 03-27-21 - The Need to Deploy a United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Investigation Commission in Tigray
GSTS appreciates the leadership of His Excellency President Joe Biden and his emissary, the Honorable Senator Chris Coons, for their relentless effort in pressuring the Abiy administration and Eritrean government to accept realities on the ground and the demands of withdrawal Eritrean and Amhara forces from Tigray by the international community...

UNHRC Must Conduct Independent, Not a Sham Investigation of the Genocidal War on Tigray
M. Tesfay; 25 March 2021 - It is in its fifth month since Tigray, an Autonomous and Self-governing Region within the Ethiopian Federal Republic, has been under the grip of the invading and occupying forces of the Ethiopian Federal Government, the Eritrean Regime and the Amahra Regional Government Special Forces, Militia and Fano Paramilitary.

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    Seb-Hidri Civil Society Tigray 03-25-21
  • Intentionally confusing battle with human rights violation
    Kalayu Abrha 03-25-21
  • The Moral Dilemma of Ethiopian Religious Authorities
    Fessahaye Mebrahtu 03-24-21
  • Diaspora Ethiopians and the Hall of Shame
    Aynalem Sebhatu 03-23-21
  • Sanction all Genocide Cronies in Tigray, Ethiopia
    Fitih Silehizb, 22.03.21
  • Open Letter to Dr. Michelle Bachelet, Commissioner, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    G. Amare 03-22-21
  • The Real "Junta" Leadership Resides in the Menelik Palace
    Elias Dawit 03-22-21
  • ED-REAP Calls for an Immediate Restoration of Peace and Stopping of Atrocities to the People of Tigray in Ethiopia
    (March 2021)
  • United Nation Human Right Commissioner, Michelle Nichols, Puts Woods on Tigrean Wounds
    Gebre Selema 03-21-21
  • Amhara's laughable imitation of Nazi Germany's 'super-race'
    Kalayu Abrha 03-21-21
  • Open call to Commissioner Bachelet.
    Michael Fithanegest 03-20-21
  • A Call for Action Regarding the UNDP's Note to Your Excellency on the War in Tigray
    GSTS 20 March 2021
  • Letting Ethiopian Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes inside Tigray will only end up in one of the worst miscarriages of Justice in History!.
    Ztseat 03-20-21
  • Strange World: Collaborating with the criminals to expose their crimes.
    Kalayu Abrha 03-19-21
    G/Medhin Blhatu 03-19-21
  • A Call for the Reversal of the United Nations' Decision to Accept the Ethiopian Government's Request to Conduct a Joint Investigation with the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
    GSTS 19 March 2021,

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