ሓመድ ሊሒስና/from zero/
When the TDF military commanders told us Tigrayans started with nothing to build a formidable fighting force, they were not joking. This picture tells it all! This lone female fighter would have died had it not been for the scant stored rainwater on the ground. Only Tigrayans can survive such calamity and win spectacularly on the battlefield.
Warning: Stop Criminal Act against Tigrayans! Yiha Selomon 06.08.21 - Those who are involved in perpetrating, collaborating or condoning murder and other cruel offences against Tigrayans, including drowning human beings into the Tekeze river, targeting humanitarian agencies and violating the right to life and security of Tigrayan military officers and others through a kangaroo court martial proceedings must be forewarned that they will definitely be held accountable for their crimes as individuals.
My take on a Referendum in Tigray Kalayu Abrha 08-06-21 - Referendum was never in the vocabulary of Tigray until the ill-advised invasion of Tigray, which unleashed the satanic forces of destruction on the peace loving and law-abiding people of Tigray. It does not mean there were no previous invasions of Tigray. They happened several times before although at comparatively lower scale. Every despot at Arat-Kilo had its share of brutality in Tigray as if the vows to leadership position in Ethiopia included...
Open letter to The United Nations, African Union, European Commission, IGAD SJT 08-06-21 - SJT is writing this letter again to express its deepest concern and to earnestly call for your immediate tangible actions to save the lives of millions who are living in darkness and are at the
brink of death due to manmade starvation and lack of essential drugs and medical supplies.
Wake up World! G. W. 5 August 2021 - The humanitarian crisis in Tigray - when will the international community stop commentating and take action? Today Chatham House, London is hosting Ethiopian government representatives, a shameful decision that it will surely regret Dear International Community, I wonder how much longer it will take you to realise that appeasing a tyrannical regime will not bring peace to Ethiopia.
Secret Agents, Threats, Fake News Target Ethiopia Regime's Critics in US Pro-regime thugs are harassing Tigray exiles and critics of Ethiopia's 'genocide'... after several stressful weeks following his outspoken resignation as Ethiopia's number two diplomat in the U.S. Berhane Kidanemariam took a stroll around his quiet neighborhood in Bethesda, Md., a leafy but bustling suburb bordering on Washington, D.C. A car crept up alongside him on the sidewalk. A dark window slid down. One of the men inside, an Ethiopian he vaguely recognized, hailed him with an insulting epithet.
Ethiopia suspends work of 2 aid groups active in Tigray NAIROBI, Kenya - Two international aid groups said Tuesday that the Ethiopian government had suspended part or all of their operations, while the United Nations humanitarian chief warned Ethiopian authorities that blanket accusations against aid workers
As Ethiopia's Civil War Rages, Bodies Float Downriver Into Sudan AL-FASHAGA, Sudan — The bodies floated over the border in ones and twos, bloated and bearing knife or gunshot wounds, carried on waters that flow from the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.
At least 40 bodies have washed up on a riverbank in eastern Sudan in the past week
How should the war terminate from the perspective of Tigray? Kidane Abraham 08-03-21 - Whether interstate or intra-state, wars culminate by some kind of peace agreement, however fragile and extended it may be. Though peace is tough to maintain among deadly adversaries, it becomes exceptionally notorious when atrocities develop into genocide. However, there is no other alternative except to pursue it until attained.
Bodies found in river between Ethiopia's Tigray, Sudan NAIROBI, Kenya - A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found more than 40 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia's Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wounds or their hands bound. Our Eritrean and Amhara brothers and sisters should understand Tigrayans have and are being murdered by the order of their leaders. These crimes can not and must not go unpunished. The least we Tigrayans expect from the two communities when judgment day arrives is a foul-cry call. Judgment day is near! Tigray is hurt now but it will avenge!! [Zeru Hagos Aug 2, 2021]
Isaias and Abiy's Crocodile Tears Fanos Haki 29.07.21 - The Isaias, Amhara and Abiy partners in crime and their cronies (represented here by dictators Isaias and Abiy) are fully engaged in a well-coordinated campaign of charging the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) of enlisting children in their war effort, abusing Eritrean refugees and hindering humanitarian aid to Tigray. The two rogue regimes, the Amhara extremist elite and their diaspora backers have conducted...
The Latest on the Crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray Region Fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is entering its ninth month, and it may intensify after leaders in several
of Ethiopia's regions as well as its capital, Addis Ababa, called on residents, including youth, to mobilize against the Tigray fighters.
Human Rights Violations in Eritrea Ethio- Canadian 4 Peace 07-29-21 - Eritrea is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society with at least nine recognized ethnic groups with 55% Tigraynians, the Tigre 30% Tigre and 4%. Saho. Some 98% of the Eritrean 6 million population belong to the major world religions. Majority of people are Christian (63%) followed by Moslems (36%). Eritrea's government remains one of the world's most repressive, subjecting its population to widespread forced labor and conscription, imposing restrictions on freedom of expression, opinion, and faith, and restricting independent scrutiny by international monitors.
US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade 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 deadly famine.
Destroying the Empire to Preserve Ethiopia Fessahaye Mebrahtu 07-27-21 - The brutal civil war in Ethiopia which started on November 24, 2020, targeting the government and people of Tigray has diverted the course of Ethiopia was taking on road to democracy and economic development. The momentum of war has shifted in favor of Tigray Defense Forces (TDF). However, with the expansion of the conflict area, the jury is still out. Only time will tell who the final victor will be. Yet at the speed things are developing, it won’t be too long to find out. In any civil war, there is no winner or loser.
Who Started The Tigray War of Genocide SJT 07-25-21- Eight months have elapsed since the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea poured their entire national armies into Tigray, supported by a large but unknown number of Amhara militia and other forces, UAE's weaponized drones, and a contingent of Somalia's soldiers with an estimated strength of 4,000 personnel. To date, the war has unleashed horrific, heartbreaking, and extensive damages to civilians and property unseen anywhere in the world.
An Ethiopian Road Is a Lifeline for Millions. Now It's Blocked. AFAR, Ethiopia - The road, a 300-mile strip of tarmac that passes through some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth, is the only way into a conflict-torn region where millions of Ethiopians face the threat of mass starvation.
But it is a fragile lifeline, fraught with dangers that have made the route barely passable for aid convoys trying to get humanitarian supplies into the Tigray region, where local fighters have been battling the Ethiopian army for eight months.
Abiy Ahmed's Destabilization of Ethiopia Hafsa Mohamed and Mohamed Ahmed (Homeland Security Today) - Ethiopia is in serious turmoil and another historical political transition is, perceptibly, impending. Ongoing conflicts in different parts of the country, state-facilitated starvation, fresh nationwide anti-government uprisings - and the Horn of Africa nation is once again in mayhem and the future is dreadfully uncertain. Ethiopia is at a bloodcurdling juncture
Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues of brutal war 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 Ethiopian village of Sheweate Hugum three weeks after the fighting subsided.
Beside them lay the leftovers of lives cut short: family photographs, school diplomas, Ethiopian flags.
The Conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray Region Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations Social Justice and Foreign Policy webinar series. Ambassador Michelle Gavin with us today to talk about the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Michelle Gavin is currently senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She was formerly the managing director of the Africa Center, a multidisciplinary institution dedicated to increasing understanding of contemporary Africa.
Focus on Horn Africa Program in Amharic In this edition of Focus on Horn of Africa, the seasoned journalist Mekbed and Ismail look in depth the root cause of current Ethiopian political crisis and its durable solution.
If I were allowed a second God I would worship The TDF Kalayu Abrha 07-25-21- Although the social psyche in Tigray is (was) more strongly bonded with Ethiopia, it is always accused of posing a threat to the very existence of Ethiopia. It is all the same whether Tigray does something good for or something bad to Ethiopia. It is just being Tigray that matters for the hate-blinded multitudes to brand it with all kinds of names as anti-Ethiopia. This has its roots in the past indicating that it is chronic. The great Tigrayan- Ethiopian scholar Gebrehiwot Baykedagn has written this sad statement as far back as a century ago: "Menilik did not consider Tegaru as his own people". This attitude of Arat-Kilo towards Tigray has been consistent throughout the century.
On the Ethiopian border, refugees fleeing fighting, famine make for Sudan (PBS) 07-24-21 - Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia launched a government
offensive last November against rebels in the northern region of Tigray. At the time,
he promised the war would be over in a matter of weeks. But the ongoing conflict has led
to thousands of deaths, displaced almost 2 million people, and led to charges of ethnic
cleansing and widespread sexual violence, mostly by government forces.
Amhara Killil President Declared 'Tigray People as an Enemy'. I thought the man sounded like a defeated person when I heard his private message to Tamagn Beyene the other day. Now I know not only he is a defeated man but also a mad genocidal man. The Amhara people deserve a better leader. [Zeru Hagos 07-25-21]
Ethiopia Tigray crisis: New front opens as aid fears grow A bloody eight-month battle for control of the north Ethiopian state of Tigray has spilled over into the neighbouring region of Afar in the past week. "Five years ago the Ethiopian army was the most powerful in the region. The fact it couldn't secure Tigray shows how quickly the situation has deteriorated."
Tigray: As famine looms, first WFP humanitarian flight arrives It was the first UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) aircraft to arrive in the region since commercial flights were halted on 24 June, carrying more than 30 staffers from multiple aid organizations. "WFP and our fellow emergency responders on the ground in Mekelle are all enormously relieved to see this UNHAS flight arrive today, bringing in colleagues who are all essential in our collective efforts to scale up the humanitarian response..."
The price of indifference and shortsightedness EsaTed 21/07/2021 - The rush to gloss over what happened in Tigray since November 4, 2021, and push Tigray to accept a meaningless ceasefire by some in the media in Ethiopia and in the diaspora has been almost as painful to see as the indifference by many fellow citizens to the atrocities committed against Tigray.
A Reflection on Tigray's Maneuver Action Plan that Routed Abiy' Allied Forces Asayehgn Desta, Sarlo Distinguished Professor 07-21-21 - The constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, promulgated in 1995, was supposed to resolve ethnic conflict and enhance self- and shared rule. But, contrary to expectations, Ethiopia became heavily embroiled in inter-ethnic skirmishes starting in 2018. Demand for self-rule and ethnic fighting has been brewing in a number of Ethiopia’s regional states. More than 3 million none-native ethnic groups that lived and intermarried with ...
Ethiopia: Grim Realities and Vain Hopes Aynalem Sebhatu 07-20-21 - Before the ascent of Abiy Ahmed in 2018, the Ethiopian economy had been performing at one of the highest growth rates of the world. The hopes of Ethiopians fighting the grinding poverty off their backs that once were associated with the country’s strong economy have long since plunged on the grim realities of the wars in Tigray, Oromia and Benishangul-Gumuz and its agonizing consequences.
Is a coup in Ethiopia imminent? Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was once the toast of the international community. He was young, spoke the language of democracy, and was willing to reverse longtime policy to end the border conflict with Eritrea. In 2019, he took home the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Today, he is a Nobel embarrassment.