President Debretsion(PhD) Press briefing on current issues- Mekelle Tigray- Sept 24, 2021 (Part2 and Part1)
Why did I cry watching this? Could it be because the fact that Abiy and Isaias were trying to eliminate such rich Tigrayan culture and people? Befitsum / Never they can't and won't?. Thank you Medhin/TMH and Nigus enkua natna konka wedi adey! Zeru Hagos, Sept 26, 2021
Simply the Best Exhilarating and Rejuvenating Woyanay Song of Our Generation and Generation to Come!!!
Readers Comment: - HI Zeru, the song you posted is "what the doctor ordered for me "as well. Even though I don't speak Tigregna , the same way I don't know the ingredients of the medicine I take, I always enjoyed the effect. The spirit is uplifting to all peace and freedom loving person!!!! Thank you.--Daniel _________
Living in Diaspora land, denied of any direct or indirect contact with family members and Tigray Adey by the Abiy regime in Addis, watching this uplifting video of Tigray Serawit from the front line is what the doctor ordered for me and I hope it is for you also. Glad to be born a Tigrayan! Viva Tigray Serawit! Zeru Hagos Sep 22, 2021
Tigray TV: Interview with NahuSenay Belay on Amhara Elite betrayal, denial and its consequences - Sept 2021
Where is the outrage for Ethiopia? (CNN)The sudden fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has rightly
drawn much of the world's ire and attention .And yet, much to our distress,
for nearly a year the world has paid comparatively little attention to another
brutal and escalating conflict; the catastrophic violence in Ethiopia. Tigrayan women and girls are being
subjected to sexual abuse with "a level of cruelty beyond comprehension ."In media reports, local
medics have described removing nails and rocks from the bodies of victims.
Again, we ask: Where is the outrage?
Tigray TV: Discussion with Current Tigray Army Military Commanders - Mekelle Tigray- Sept 29, 2021 ( Part1 )
All: By now you should all be well informed and aware about how social media has been used to destroy the social fabric of society all over the world. Multiple studies show negative and false news spread across all social media platforms like wildfire. For that reason, Abiy and the company have been using it to spread false news about the war in Tigray. The latest is the rumor going around many YouTube channels about the imminent capture of Mekelle by Abiy forces. This is pure lie and fabrication. Our reliable source from Mekelle told us that Tigray Army is poised to take the final action on Abiy and Amhara forces. Let alone capturing Mekelle Abiy is in no position to protect Dese and Gondar from Tigray Army.
Aigaforum Sept 28, 2021
The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience' The United Nations humanitarian chief calls the crisis in Ethiopia a "stain on our conscience" as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. calls a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel
Glad to know the UN has people with a moral conscience to know Tigrayans are suffering because the UN is failing to do the only job it is good for. The AU on the other hand, unfortunately, is proving what the international community thinks of them. They are bunch of subhuman that are capable to allow genocide to happen right under their nose. Tigray will prevail soon but the shame for the UN and AU will live ever!
See Also: U.N. aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray:
'Get those trucks moving'
Tigray crisis: Why are hundreds of aid trucks stranded? The UN says hundreds of aid trucks which made the journey up to Tigray from other parts of Ethiopia between mid-July and mid-September have not returned.
The UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has made clear that the reasons cited by drivers not wanting to go back "are a lack of fuel to return, as well as drivers fearing for their security."
Numbers Don't Lie! Aesop 09/25/2021 - Nowadays, we hear Derg 2.0 (2018-2021) overtly dehumanizing Tigreans. It does this because it does not expect any consequences. It does not expect any consequences because its mindset is fixed on comparative census. Derg 2.0's mindset (and rhetoric) is hinged on these numbers. This "logic" goes like this: 1) Premise: Tigrai's population is 20 times smaller than the rest of Ethiopia. 2) Transition/Leap Frogging: Tigrai is at least twenty times less powerful than the rest of Ethiopia, 3) Conclusion: wiping off Tigreans should be easy. This "logic" makes a false equivalence between census and power/victory
S&P pushes Ethiopia's ratings into junk territory on delayed debt restructuring Sept 24 (Reuters) - Ratings agency S&P Global cut Ethiopia's sovereign rating to 'CCC+' from 'B-' on Friday, citing heightened political instability and delays to debt restructuring.
War broke out 10 months ago between Ethiopia's federal troops and forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front, which controls Tigray, and spread into the neighboring regions of Amhara and Afar in July. As we said before again and again, Ethiopia is a failed state. Period. It was a promising country but no more! It has credit not even worthy of junk. It is really sad Tigrayans died to preserve this empire for this long. How TPLF and many of us got fooled to waste our time and energy building a house on sand is beyond me. I am ashamed of myself and I hope you too are so we can have a clear common vision going forward.
Response to Tewedros Teshome Mered September 23, 2021 - Tewedros Teshome is one of Abiye's latest mouthpieces and arsenal to go public against the Tigray people. He claimed that he has Tigrian friends and has nothing to do with the Tigrians. That is very funny. His entire narration is degrading, humiliating and painting Tigrians as traitors and enemies of Ethiopia. He joined the armies of propagandists working for Abiye. First, I thought that it was not worth recognizing him. It is better to ignore and not provide him with a platform. However, when I browsed...
How Chinese Ballistic Missiles and Iranian Drones Popped Up In Ethiopia's Civil War in Tigray Amidst reports of atrocities, indiscriminate airstrikes, regional spillover, and dramatic battlefield reversals, the escalating conflict was marked in its early days by long-distance attacks by advanced missile and artillery systems imported from China. Furthermore, there have been persistent claims of the use of armed drones which remained unverified until this summer.
Daniel Kibret: A Strange Way to Make a Living Kalayu Abrha 09-23-21 - A queer version of specter of Nazism is haunting the World. This time it came not from Europe but from Africa; not from some renowned personality but from a good for nothing in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. This person is a contradiction: He poses as a man of God, but he is a vicious blood thirsty beast; his fiery oratory pushes multitudes into barbarous actions, but he is a real coward hiding in the comfort of the renovated Arat-Killo office.
Tigray Government Statement on Humanitarian aid trucks to Tigray - 22 Sept 2021 Tigray Govt 9-22-21 - On September 16, 2021, UN Ethiopia, on its official twitter account, expressed concern that aid trucks that had come to Tigray have not returned yet. This statement was issued on the heels of an official statement from, among others, the Ministry of Peace with an identical message, hinting at an apparent coordination. Predictably, various media outlets affiliated with the Abiy Ahmed regime were busy amplifying UN Ethiopia's statement with the dangerous insinuation that either the trucks were being commandeered for a different purpose...
US: Ethiopia, Tigray Actors Can Avoid Sanctions by Ending Conflict NAIROBI - The U.S. government is urging the Ethiopian government, rebel group Tigray People's Liberation Front, and other warring factions to end the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region and allow humanitarian aid to reach millions in need of assistance. Unless the conflict stops, key officials could be facing U.S. travel and financial sanctions. It is irritating to read a US official blaming the aggressor and the victim equally in this conflict. TPLF led government of Tigray has accepted President Biden's call for a ceasefire provided essential services are turned on and status quo is respected. What else is the US asking from Tigray Govt? The US should not expect negotiation to start while the whole Tigray is under siege and Eritrean and Amhara militias are occupying Western Tigray and killing innocent Tigrayans throwing them into the Tekeze river daily!
Remarks by President Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly We cannot give up on solving raging civil conflicts, including in Ethiopia and Yemen, where fighting between warring parties is driving famine, horrific violence, human rights violations against civilians, including the unconscionable use of rape as a weapon of war. Mr. President, Thank you for becoming the voice for the voiceless! Mr. President, you have the legal and moral authority to do something about it. Do not fail the heroic people of Tigray. The people are resilient and will do everything to remain independent but can use your help in taming Nato member countries and US-friendly countries from arming the genocidal Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afeworki regimes.
Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - In parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death. For months, the United Nations has warned of famine in this embattled corner of northern Ethiopia, calling it the world's worst hunger crisis in a decade. History will remember the UN body for failing to save victims of genocide and man-made famine not only once but twice in the last half-century. The US with all its mighty power and moral authority will be remembered as the only superpower that failed to stop the genocide in Tigray.
While we are delighted to see the US government heightened interest to end the ongoing genocide in Tigray, we are surprised to see the White House still thinks the AU and the UN are relevant at this stage of the conflict. The US has all the necessary means to stop this war. Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afeworki are supported by key US partners in the middle east. The US should pursue sanctions without delay so these third-party countries can cease their support. The US can declare a no-fly zone in Ethiopia and let the combatants finish the job so lasting peace is achieved. Isaias Afeworki has lived long to know him that he is not interested in negotiation. The US knows this - at least Susan Rice does! Tigrayans will welcome any ceasefire provided the blockage is lifted, however, the US and others should know Tigrayans have decided to finish the job no matter what the cost will be. All indications are Tigrayans including military and political leaders have agreed to say Enough is Enough as far as waiting for the international community to come to their rescue. Besifrina!!
Ethiopia: Eritrean Refugees Targeted in Tigray On November 19, Eritrean forces arrived in the town of Hitsats and indiscriminately killed several residents. They occupied and pillaged the town and took over the refugee camp. Some refugees took part in the looting, contributing to community tensions.
On November 23, the Tigrayan militia entered Hitsats camp and attacked refugees near the camp's Orthodox church. Clashes between the militia fighters and Eritrean soldiers ensued in and around the camp President Debretsion has repeatedly assured the UN and any responsible international independent body to come to Tigray to investigate any wrongdoings by Tigray Army or Tigray Militias. Any attempt to tarnish the struggle of Tigrayans to get rid of invaders and dictators will not diminish Tigrayan's resolve going forward. Tigray has welcome Eritrean refugees for many years and it makes no sense to blame them for anything that may have happened during a battle. The Eritrean one-man regime and Abiy Ahmed are responsible for all atrocities committed in Tigray over the last year or so.
THE ETHIOPIAN WMD Ezana Sehay 09-15-2021 - It has become hard to keep track of all the developments in the frenzied circus of tome foolery and gutter politics that is the Ethiopian government. But one thing is certain, it has become an embarrassing mess, a degrading and degraded spectacle, driven by rivers of frantic speculations, feeding on fake news, conspiracy theories, and hyper-tribal narratives, and ultimately powered by self-serving certitude of the side that has lost civil and political legitimacy.
Tigray Government Letter To Marcel C. Akpovo Regional Representative Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, East Africa Regional
Office Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tigray Govt 9-14-21 - The Government of Tigray is committed to achieving justice for the many victims of brutal transgressions on life and dignity and continues to demand for an independent investigation into genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and state-sponsored hate crimes, including any' breaches on the part of Tigrayan armed forces and aligned . We assure the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights of our commitment to facilitating an independent investigation based on the principles of impartiality and objectivity. For this reason, we staunchly opposed the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), and its commissioner’s role in the investigation. The commission and its commissioner have engaged in whitewashing atrocities and impeded....
UN: Probe in Ethiopia's Tigray didn't reach Axum massacre NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The United Nations human rights chief on Monday said a highly awaited joint investigation into abuses in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict was unable to deploy to the site of one of its deadliest attacks, the alleged massacre of several hundred people in the holy city of Axum.
The myth of foreign backing to Tigray's struggle for freedom Kalayu Abrha 09-13-21 - Bacha Debele and Sahlework Zewde exchanged pleasantries on their shared illusions on the external backing for the freedom struggle in Tigray. They contradicted their own actions, which spoke much louder than the words, that the invasion of Tigray and the mass extermination attempt by alternating methods of using bullet and hunger was nothing similar to what one does to fellow compatriots. While the two and their associates are mobilizing the people...