President Debretsion (PhD) Message to Amhara Militia and other Ethiopians - July 15, 2021
Eritrea: The Perversion of Exports Aynalem Sebhatu 07-14-21 - I would like to begin by stating that Eritreans were inspired by the brisk economic development of countries like Singapore and Hong-Kong when they started drafting economic policy for their newly independent country. They sought various ways to revive the war-torn economy and they mainly based their strategy on export-led development, none of which had succeeded.
Talking past each other Kalayu Abrha 07-14-21 - The English language idiomatic expression "talk past each other" means two persons are talking about the same subject but are saying different things. This happens when one of the two knows what the other is saying is the truth but has decided not to admit it. The resistance to accept the truth could arise from the sense of defeat that could logically follow admission of the truth.
'Purely ethnic profiling': New wave of Tigrayans detained ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -Witnesses say thousands of Tigrayans are being detained and their businesses closed in cities across Ethiopia in a new wave of ethnic targeting by authorities over the eight-month conflict in the Tigray region.
US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang region. It also warned Eritrea, Ethiopia, Myanmar and South Sudan of possible further sanctions for ethnic cleansing in conflicts they are involved in.
How Local Guerrilla Fighters Routed Ethiopia's
Powerful Army SAMRE, Ethiopia - The Tigrayan fighters whooped, whistled and pointed excitedly to a puff of smoke in the sky, where an Ethiopian military cargo plane trundling over the village minutes earlier had been struck by a missile. Smoke turned to flames as the stricken aircraft broke in two and hurtled toward the ground. Later, in a stony field strewn with smoking wreckage, villagers picked through twisted metal
The New York Times is the record holder of all major news in the Western hemisphere. It is a respected newspaper. So much so it has a storyline in 1887 about Ras Alula Aba Nega the renowned Tigrayan General who defeated the Egyptians and Italians in late 1800. It is worth noting all the storylines the New York Times is publishing today about Tigray and TDF will be there for generations to come to enrich the history of Tigrayans much the same way Ras Alula's 1887 storyline has done over the years. 'Enteshefenkaya zeytishefen haqegna eya' Zeru Hagos July 11, 2021
Open Letter and Petition to President Putin and the Government of the Russian Federation We, concerned citizens and residents of the UK of Tigrayan Ethiopian origin, organized under Mekete Tigray UK, are writing to President Putin and the Government of the Russian Federation to protest against the Government' obstructionist role in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) regarding the crisis in Tigray,
Ethiopia, and its complicity in the genocidal acts, war crimes, and crime against humanity being committed against the people and nationality of Tigray by the regimes of Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea, and the revanchist armies of the Amhara Regional Government.
Alert and a Call to the World Community: Rescue Tigrayan Civilians from an Open Ethnic Cleansing Haki Ashenafi. 07-10-21 - After the decisive military defeat of the Abiy, Isaias, and Amhara forces have sustained in Tigray, the despotic regime in Addis, in collaboration with its partners in crime have blocked all routes to Tigray to starve the population to death. The federal and Amhara forces have also deliberately demolished the Tekeze bridge close to Mai-Tsebri. These criminals hindered humanitarian assistance to millions of Tigrayans by barring WFP trucks in the Afar and Amhara regions.
A Call from Tigrai Community/Association in Toronto The people of Tigrai through their democratically elected president, Dr. Debretsion G/Michael have made an urgent appeal to the diaspora community for financial help. The aim is to raise 100 million dollars from the worldwide Tegaru diaspora in the coming month or two. The government of Tigrai as well as the Tigrai community board, are aware that, in the last 3 difficult years, aside from advocacy and diplomacy, members of our community have participated in many fund-raising events: such as Mekete#1, locust infestation control, displaced Tegaru in Djibouti, Sudan, Mekele, Shire, Waldiba... etc. Thank you all for your generosity, hard work, and resilience has shown especially in the past 8 months.
Eritreans: The Ball is in Your Court Aynalem Sebhatu 07-09-21 - Isaias Afewerki's army was charioted into Tigray. The chariot of genocidal war is driven by two political horses: the Amhara elites and Abiy Ahmed. Once in Tigray, the army immediately steels itself for a genocidal war against the people of Tigray. The Isaias army has attacked, bombed, raped, looted, killed, and harassed innocent civilians wherever they were found. These unspeakable atrocities have been tested out on Eritreans for the last 30 years ...
SJT Open Letter to President Joseph R. Biden Dear President Biden,
Security and Justice for Tigrayans (SJT) would like to sincerely appreciate the steps you and your administration have taken to date to end the genocidal war in Tigray which has subjected the people to unimaginable agony and misery. The people of Tigray and SJT owe you a debt of gratitude for firmly standing with the truth during this painful and challenging time.
UN Rights Body Needs to Act on Ethiopia (HRW) 07-09-21 - As reports of grave rights abuses continue to emerge from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the United Nations Human Rights Council is considering a resolution to add Tigray to its agenda. It should do so immediately.
Resurgent Tigray and Horn of Africa Politics The war in Ethiopia's Tigray region just took an unexpected turn. Seemingly isolated in mountainous reaches of central Tigray only weeks ago, Tigrayan rebels last week overran regional capital Mekelle and other cities and towns they had left last November when federal troops moved in. They were met by dancing and cheering crowds.
One by one 'Kinzarebom ena diu zebele Wedi Haile- this requires a re-post. Crisisgroup was and is the number one agitator and sponsor of this war. They simply wanted to fulfil their prediction and sadly they succeeded. Now they are having hard time to finish the last chapter, thanks to the heroic Tigray people. Indeed kinazarebom ena! Zeru Hagos 07-08-21
Ethiopia crisis - UN calls for a negotiated ceasefire to end the conflict The conflict in Tigray has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million.
Both sides have been accused of human rights violations. The United Nations has called for a negotiated ceasefire and a political solution to the conflict. And then there's this - allegations that the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed deliberately set out to isolate and starve the people of Tigray.
The dark tunnel we all have been going through may come to an end. Even China is calling Abiy for who he is. Surprised to read CCGTN to cover Tigray like this. Did they realize they were cajoling a small-time dictator with no vision of what so ever or the recent TDF military victory surprised them and forced them to re-think?
Blinken calls for negotiated, indefinite ceasefire in call with Ethiopia's Abiy WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in
a call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday stressed the need for all
parties to commit to an immediate, indefinite, negotiated ceasefire, the State Department said.
Blinken also urged Abiy to commit the withdrawal of both Eritrean and Amhara forces from Tigray region.
Tigray demands troop withdrawals for ceasefire talks ADDIS ABABA, July 4 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tigray region wants a full withdrawal of troops from Eritrea and the neighbouring state of Amhara before it can engage in any talks with the federal government about a ceasefire, it said in a statement on Sunday.
The United States Government must not fail Tigray People.
Even though the formidable Tigray Forces have defeated the invading forces of Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea on the battlefield, Tigray is still blocked on all fronts. The evil plan of Abiy and Isaias to suffocate and starve the people of Tigray must not succeed. The US and European Nations must not allow another genocide to happen. One Rwanda is enough for humanity. It is important the US use all in its power to open the roads to Tigray, the Air space of Tigray, and Banks and Telecom services, so people resume their normal life. These are simple things to do and do not need detailed negotiation. If the Western world is worried about the disintegration of Ethiopia, they should worry more about what will happen if Tigrayans start to die due to famine and disease - Tigray forces will not sit idle and watch their people die of hunger and disease. All hell will break loose in the Horn of Africa. Time is running out. Hear Tigrayans cry before it is too late. [Aigaforum July 6, 2021]
An Interview With Tigray's Leader GIJET, Ethiopia - The convoy sped down from the mountain, slipping and sliding on roads greasy from a recent shower of hailstones. As it descended toward the regional capital of Tigray, curling through rocky hills and remote hamlets, people clustered along the route in celebration. The leader of Tigray, Debretsion Gebremichael, was going home. He was going Home alright but was simply returning from his country side home! Tigray as a whole is his home, our home!