12-3-20 - A Known Eritrea Opposition Figure on Eritrea Role... Mesfin Hagos: Eritrea’s Role
in Ethiopia’s Conflict and the Fate of Eritrean Refugees Council meeting on Ethiopia The prime minister also hid from the world the Eritrean military’s
direct involvement in combat along the entire border that Eritrea shares with Tigray regional state as
well as inside Tigray. The following information is pieced together from three different sources:
first, reliable sources inside the Eritrean ministry of defense; second, Eritrean opposition
intelligence sources in Sudan and Ethiopia; and finally, anecdotal pieces communicated from
friends and relatives, including some academic researchers.
12-3-20 - Africa Confidential Reports... Tigray leaders vow guerrilla war against the Federal government as they withdraw to the hills Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed may have declared success for his 'law and order operation' with the fall of Mekelle, the Tigrayan capital, on 28 November, but it is far from clear that the fighting is over (AC Vol 61 No 23, Hard choices ahead in Addis). There have been thousands of casualties on both sides and among the Eritrean troops committed to the conflict by President Issayas Afewerki,
12-2-20 - AP Reports UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a breakthrough a month after deadly conflict cut off Ethiopia’s Tigray region from the world, the United Nations on Wednesday said it and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access
(US House- ) The Unfolding Conflict in Ethiopia 12-02-20
(ABC) Ethiopia’s war displaces more than 40,000 people
(Aljazeera) How can the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region end? | Inside Story
Update - Tigrai Govt Current Statement
President Debretsion Update - Nov 18, 2020
Abiy Bombed Civilians in Mekelle City Tigrai - Nov 16, 2020
Aljazeera - Is the Horn of Africa facing a wider conflict?
War Update by Tigrai President - Nov 14, 2020
The president said the Abiy group bombed Wolkayit Sugar Factory today (11-14-20)-
Wolkayit Sugar Factory is still under construction.
Tigrai TV: With Getachew Reda, update on the ongoing War Nov 14, 2020
Deadly conflict in Ethiopia threatens peace across the Horn of Africa
A deadly conflict in northern Ethiopia is raising concerns about the possibility of a full-blown civil war breaking out in the region. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the threat to peace across the Horn of Africa.
Abiy Group Bombed Hydro Power Station Nov 12, 2020According to Tigrai TV, the Abiy group has bombed the only Hydro Power Plant in Tigrai .
Isaias Afeworki of Eritrea has declared war on Tigrai. He has joined Abiy to destroy Tigrai on multiple fronts - Nov 11, 2020
Debretsion Gebremichael(PhD):Chief Administrator The National state Government of Tigrai With English Translation- Nov 8, 2020
Update 11-6-20:- Abiy Ahmed, the current illegal head of government in Addis, told in no uncertain terms,
that he will bomb more cities in Tigrai in the coming days. He said this in one of the daily diatribe
speeches he gave over the Air(See below). The speech was in Tigrigna. We hope by now, the international
community understands Abiy started the war and is deadly serious to harm the people! Aigaforum Nov 6, 2020
DW TV(Current Events)- Interview with Getachew Reda, TPLF Executive Leader- Nov 7, 20202
Air Strike Carried On Nov 5, 2020
President Debretsion briefing Nov 05, 2020
16-2-2013(EC) The Northern Ethiopian Forces Command sides with Tigrai people and government -
11-30-20 - EU considers aid cut to Ethiopia EU considers aid cut to Ethiopia amid violence ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Widespread conflict in Ethiopia that has driven tens of thousands of refugees from their homes, killed hundreds — possibly thousands — and dragged in neighbouring countries is prompting questions in Europe about whether to hold back tens of millions of euros in aid to the country.
11-30-20 - Situation Report EEPA HORN Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 12 – 30 November 2020 Europe External Programme with Africa is a Belgium-based Centre of Expertise with in-depth knowledge, publications, and networks, specialised in issues of peace building, refugee protection and resilience in the Horn of Africa. EEPA has published extensively on issues related to movement and/or human trafficking of refugees in the Horn of Africa and on the Central Mediterranean Route.
11-28-20 - US Failing Ethiopia and Tigrai Article... U.S. diplomacy is failing in Ethiopia, in new ways and old The conflict in Ethiopia emerges from a long and complex political history and could easily spiral further out of control. U.S. diplomacy today is under-resourced and uncoordinated, with its leadership asleep at the wheel, leaving Washington poorly positioned to help avert the emerging disaster. America’s blunt diplomatic approach to Ethiopia historically, however, would struggle to play a constructive role, too.
11-28-20 - Destruction in Mekelle and Eritrean Refugee abduction Report... Reports coming from the front line - The Abiy and Isaias group have started
bombing Mekelle City. The city is being bombed indiscriminately. The aggressors are destroying all Tigrai infrastructures.
Multiple eyewitnesses reported also the Eritrean regime has rounded up over 6000 Eritrean refugees from Shimeleba and Hendade
camp in western Tigrai and taken them to Eritrea. The international
community has blood in its hand for remaining silent on this issue.
11-27-20 - Crisis Group on " Bloodbath in Ethiopia’s Mekelle" Report... Avoiding a Bloodbath in Ethiopia’s Mekelle Civilians in Tigray have paid a heavy price since the conflict began on 4 November. More than 40,000 refugees have fled west Tigray towns such as Humera and Dansha into eastern Sudan, with some having to swim across rivers to get to safety. According to the United Nations
11-27-20 - Refugees Blocked Report... Refugees accuse Ethiopia army of blocking road to Sudan
Ethiopia's army has blocked one of the main roads leading to Sudan, preventing people
fleeing the Tigray conflict from crossing the border, according
to refugees arriving Thursday in eastern Sudan.
11-27-20 - Eritrean Forces inside Tigray Report... Report of heavy Eritrean
casualties in Tigray war
(London 26/22/2020) Arbi Harnet (Freedom Friday) has been receiving confirmation that
several Eritrean families are getting news of their wounded family members from the
fighting in Tigray.
11-25-20 - Coalition of Pan African Statement... Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of
Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian
organizations representing the interest of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S. and worldwide.
11-24-20 -theGuradian on Genocide... As Ethiopia’s army declares daily victories, its people are being plunged into violence thiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has promised military victory in Tigray. He says he will capture the capital, Mekelle, and the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which he calls a criminal junta. If he succeeds, it will be a pyrrhic victory – prospects
for peace, democracy and protection from famine in Ethiopia will be set back a generation.
11-22-20 -SMH Ethiopia on Edge of Genocide... Ethiopia may be on the edge of genocide Eastern Sudan: The women were midway through their labour when the hospital director came in and told Mihret Glahif she had to run for her life.
It didn't matter that her patients were giving birth, the staff had to leave immediately.
11-22-20 -Ethiopia on GENOCIDEWATCH List Ethiopia on GENOCIDEWATCH List
Addis Abeba, November 22/2020 – alert status : Genocide Emergency , Genocide stage: 9 - EXTERMINATION,
AffECTED GROUP: Oromo, amhara, tigrayan, gedeo peoples
11-22-20 -EU ON Conflict in Tigray Report Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region On Wednesday 4 November, tensions escalated
in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Disputes between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front
(TPLF) in Tigray and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led to fighting in
the Tigray region and at its borders.
11-20-20 -AU Appointed Special Envoys...
AU CHAIR APPOINTS THREE SPECIAL ENVOYS TO HELP MEDIATE ONGOING CONFLICT IN ETHIOPIA, CREATE CONDITIONS FOR INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE Addis Abeba, November 20/2020 – The current African Union Chair and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed three African “distinguished Statespersons”: Joaquim Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former President of the Republic of Liberia; Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of the Republic of South Africa – as Special Envoys of the African Union to help to mediate between “the parties to conflict” in Ethiopia, a statement released by the office of the AU Chairperson said.
11-19-20 - Washington Post Coverage... Ethiopia's latest airstrike hits Tigray university A university official says the latest airstrike by Ethiopia’s military has struck the school in the capital. Alarmed by the potential for disaster in Ethiopia and beyond, 17 U.S. senators urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a letter Thursday to engage Abiy directly to push for an immediate cease-fire.
11-19-20 - theguardian on Ethnic Cleansing... Ethiopia: aid workers report chaos as thousands flee fighting
“There is a strong nationalistic fervour among the Tigrayans so I don’t think the Tigrayans are just going to yield. There is a big ethnic element here that is clearly escalating,” said a second aid worker.
One flashpoint is between Tigrayans and Amharans from the neighbouring province. Amharan security forces and militia are fighting alongside government troops as they advance into Tigray.
11-18-20 - U.S. Senators Against UAE ... U.S. senators seek to stop Trump's $23 billion in arms sales to UAE
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration’s effort to sell more than $23 billion of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates
11-16-20 - AP Reports ... Tigray leader urges international censure of Ethiopian offensive
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has urged the United Nations and African Union to condemn Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government for using high-tech weaponry including drones during its nearly two-week military offensive.
11-16-20 - AP Reports On Uganda possible Mediation ... Ethiopia says Tigray town seized, war embroils Eritrea
The United Nations and others have urged Abiy to negotiate with the Tigrayans and there have been reports Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s government could mediate.
11-14-20 - Addisstandard On Reported Damages in Bahirdar and Gondar ROCKET ATTACKS DAMAGE AIRPORT AREAS IN BAHIR DAR, GONDER CITIES Addis Abeba, November 14/2020 -The federal government said a rocket was fired "in the late hours of November 13, 2020 towards Bahir Dar and Gondar cities. As a result, the airport areas have sustained damages."
11-13-20 - Reuters On Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopia Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan describe air strikes, machete killings in Tigray Barhat, 52, said she and others had fled from Moya Khadra after people from the Amhara region, which borders Tigray and whose rulers back Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, attacked them.“They killed anyone who said they were Tigrayan. They stole our money, our cattle, and our crops from our homes and we ran with just the clothing on our backs,” she said.
11-12-20 - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Statement . CHAIRMAN RISCH: ALL SIDES MUST CEASE FIGHTING, PURSUE DIALOGUE IN ETHIOPIA BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region between the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF):.
11-12-20 - Abiy Group Bombed Hydro Power Station- Abiy Group Bombed Hydro Power Station According to Tigrai TV, the Abiy group has bombed the only Hydro Power in Tigrai. Tigrai TV on its Facebook page said over 10, 000 soldiers of the Abiy group and Isaias Afeworki's of Eritrea were captured. In retaliation to such humiliating defeat the Abiy group has resorted to an all-out war against civilians and civilian targets in Tigrai.
11-12-20 - Reuters on Civilians Killed by Air Strike Tigray leader says Ethiopian air strikes have killed civilians NAIROBI (Reuters) - The leader of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region said government air strikes had killed an unspecified number of civilians in recent days and vowed to defend his people until federal authorities realise "we cannot be subjugated by their knife".
11-11-20 - (New York Times) Ms. Lemma is the editor in chief of the Addis Standard Wrote ... What's Happening in Ethiopia Is a Tragedy (New York Times) Tsedale Lemma 11-11-20 - ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The announcement last week that the government was about to launch a military operation into one of the country’s regions came, to put it lightly, as a shock. Not only was it very far from the emollient statecraft that won Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed the Nobel Peace Prize last year, it also seemed to shatter the purpose of his premiership...
11-11-20 - CNN on War Refugees Wrote ... Thousands are fleeing into Sudan to escape deadly conflict in Ethiopia
London (CNN)Thousands of Ethiopian civilians have fled into neighboring Sudan to escape escalating conflict in their country's northern region, with many
more expected to follow, according to Sudanese officials and the United Nations (UN).
11-11-20 - Bangkok Post Wrote ... Ethiopia's new war and how its PM is to blame
Americans should congratulate themselves. Their election system is definitely better than Ethiopia's. In fact, it works so well that there's unlikely to be another American civil war.
11-10-20 - Reuters on Eritrea's Agression against Tigrai... Ethiopia's Tigray leader says Eritrea sending troops over border NAIROBI (Reuters) - The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region accused Eritrea of sending soldiers over the border and attacking local forces after the federal government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched an offensive against the region last week.
11-10-20 - Bloomberg on Ethinc Tigreans Abduction in Addis... Ethiopian Police Drawn Into Nation’s Deepening Ethnic Strife Two residents and a municipal official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared repercussions, said they had direct knowledge of Tigrayans being rounded up and detained. There were similar reports on social media.
Eye witnesses from the Sudanese border (and inside the Sudan) are reporting the fleeing of thousands
of Ethiopian troops into the Sudan.
11-09-20 - EU Statement The European Union is calling for the immediate de-escalation of Ethiopian-crisis Brussels, 09/11/2020 - Over the past days, I have been holding talks to support efforts to restore peace and political dialogue in Ethiopia.During my talks , I conveyed the EU’s concern for the risks to the integrity of the country and the stability of the wider region should the current situation endure.
11-08-20 - VOA wrote UN Rights Chief Urges Halt to Ethiopia Violence, Dialogue to Restore Peace GENEVA - Ethiopia’s stability is on the line as the recent outburst of fierce fighting in the country’s Tigray and Oromia regions risks getting out of hand. U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet called Saturday for a de-escalation of violence and for grievances in these separate but equally destructive conflicts to be settled peacefully.
11-06-20 - US Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Statement Members of Congress Weigh In Regarding Political Instability In Ethiopia WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa issued the below joint statement with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jamie Raskin (R-MD), and Brad Sherman (D-CA) regarding instability in Ethiopia.
Update to All:- Update 11-8-20:- Following his promise to bomb cities and towns in Tigrai, Abiy Ahmed, the current illegal head of government in Addis, tried to bomb Adigrat on 11-07-20 and Mekelle, today (11-08-20).
There are no reported causalities or damages as of now. According to Getachew Reda Twitter post, one of the planes was downed near Mekelle -
Aigaforum Nov 8, 2020
11-08-20 - Aljazeera wrote Ethiopian PM sacks top officials as Tigray conflict mounts It said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen had been appointed foreign
and Birhanu Jula was promoted to army chief of staff, from deputy army chief.
Abiy also named Temesgen Tiruneh, who was president of the Amhara region, as the new intelligence chief.
The prime minister is pursuing a military campaign he announced in the early hours of Wednesday,
despite international pleas for dialogue with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in order to avoid civil war.
11-08-20 - TheGuardian wrote PM who won Nobel peace prize takes Ethiopia to brink of civil war Abiy Ahmed made his name as a reformer
– but was there always an authoritarian waiting to come out?
The contrast between “besuited Abiy” and “bomber jacket Abiy” was sharp, as was that
between Abiy’s early days in power back in 2018 – when observers compared the young
reforming leader to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev
– and the darker more troubled time now.
For some, the real Abiy is only now being seen. “You don’t come up through the ranks of military
intelligence and the ruling coalition in Ethiopia and be Mr Nice Guy.
It just doesn’t happen,” said Martin Plaut, a regional expert at London University.
Update 11-07-20 - Ethnic Cleansing Campaign
Abiy Ahmed and his mercenaries in Addis have been killing, arresting, and harassing anyone who speaks Tigrigna. He has purged all Tigreans from federal government jobs including the remaining military under his control. He has also been incarcerating Eritrean refugees living in Addis with false charges. Recently ETV aired an image of four people the Abiy group charged as Tigreans working for the TPLF. According to an uncle of one of the accused, these four people are Refugees from Dekemhare Eritrea. The Uncle living in the U.S.A could not believe his eyes when he saw the picture. All efforts are being exerted to release these innocent Eritrean refugees. The International community should demand the Abiy group to stop the Ethnic cleansing campaign.
11-06-20 - An Account of What transpired the War of Aggression- The International Community is Put on Notice: Ethiopia Can Become the Next Rwanda Elias Dawit 11-06-20 - In April 1994, the government of Rwanda shot down the plane of President Juvénal Habyarimana, setting off a planned genocide that killed upwards of one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. In a matter of mere months, ordinary Hutu-men, women and even children-slaughtered their family members, friends and neighbors with their machetes in a bloody paroxysm of hate. It is difficult to imagine the horrifying intimacy of using a machete to kill family members, friends and neighbors.
11-06-20 - AP News Explained... AP Explains: Why Ethiopia is suddenly on brink of civil NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suddenly Ethiopia appears on the brink of civil war, threatening the stability of one of the world’s most strategic regions, the Horn of Africa, and the fracturing of one of Africa’s most powerful and populous countries.The TPLF objects to Ethiopia’s delayed election, blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic, and Abiy’s extended time in office. In September, the Tigray region voted in a local election that Ethiopia’s federal government called illegal. The federal government later moved to divert funding from the TPLF executive to local governments, angering the regional leadership
11-06-20 - Crisisgroup Wrote Ethiopia's Clash with Tigray: Getting to a Ceasefire and National Dialogue Aside from the alleged TPLF attack on the military base, the immediate cause of the hostilities was a constitutional dispute over delayed national elections that brought the spat between the federal and Tigray authorities to a head. Given the likely catastrophic consequences of the conflict for both Ethiopia and the region, it is essential that all sides step back and halt hostilities before it is too late.
11-05-20 - U.S Senior Study Group on Peace and Security Statement on Ethiopia by the Senior Study Group on Peace and Security in the Red Sea Arena As members of the bipartisan senior study group on peace and security in the Red Sea arena, we are watching with grave concern the situation in Ethiopia...These steps should include a cessation of military operations and the launch of an inclusive political dialogue that is credible to the Ethiopian people and lays the groundwork for free and fair elections. Neither will be possible while many of the country’s most prominent political leaders remain in prison
11-05-20 - Aigaforum: Aggression Against Tigrai: What happened on Tuesday?
(Aigaforum) Nov 5, 2020 - November 3rd, 2020, a date which will live in infamy. The date when the impulsive Abiy Ahmed declared a war against Tigray. What really went wrong for Abiy (and for Mr. Isayas) to declare war on Abiy’s Facebook/Twitter account?
11-05-20 - CNN Reported Ethiopia's Abiy resists diplomatic pressure to halt offensive
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed showed no sign on Thursday of halting
a military campaign in the Tigray region, despite international pressure to avert civil war with a powerful
ethnic faction."So far nearly two dozens injured -- all military, no civilians -- were treated in the health
center of Abdurafi, located near the Tigray-Amhara border." Note: Abdurafi is a small town near the Sudan border
and is within Amhara kilil/region eventhough most of the residents were Ethnic Tigreans for many years.
Update to All:- It is true Abiy attempted to bomb a target in Mekelle today(11-05-20)
. No reported damage or causality due to a strong Air defense. According to an expert, we talked to, the war has
escalated and no Air Space in Ethiopia will be safe going forward. Aigaforum 11-05-20
11-05-20 - U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Pompeo expresses concern, urges peace
in escalating Ethiopian conflict
Pompeo expresses concern, urges peace in escalating Ethiopian conflict Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
is putting the support of the U.S. behind the central Ethiopian government amid escalating conflict
in the region and threats of an outbreak of civil war, calling for a de-escalation of tensions and the restoration
11-04-20 - Security and Justice for Tigreans in Ethiopia (SJTE) Wrote a letter: Abiy Ahmed and Esayas Afewerki Planned and Started a Joint War against the Innocent People of Tigrai The unelected federal government of Ethiopia declared war on Tigrai on 4th November 2020. SJTE denounces this illegal and unjust war in the strongest possible terms. This declaration of war against Tigrai is an extension of the genocidal acts that Abiy Ahmed has been committing on the people of Tigrai. SJTE calls for an immediate cessation of all forms of aggressions and urgently come to an all-inclusive national dialogue.
11-03-2020 - BBC Reported: - Tigray crisis: Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed orders military response to 'attack' Mr Abiy accused the region's ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), of launching the attack.
The cabinet has declared a state of emergency in the region for six months. BBC Tigrinya's Girmay Gebru reports that sounds of gunfire could be heard in Tigray's regional capital, Mekelle, early on Wednesday morning but calm has since returned.
11-03-2020 - Reuters and New York Times Reported: - Ethiopiaâ??s Leader Orders Military Action Against a Northern Region NAIROBI, Kenya - Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia ordered military action against a regional government in the country's north early Wednesday, in a major escalation of a simmering conflict.It was not immediately possible to verify that the purported attack described by Mr. Abiy, apparently with the purpose of seizing artillery and other military equipment from the army base, had indeed taken place. His statement, which said the attack had occurred that morning, was released by 2 a.m., which would make it a remarkably quick response.
16-2-2013(EC) - Tigrai Govt Letter to the International Community President Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) has written a letter to more than 70 leaders of countries and heads of regional and international organizations. He reminded the international community that it has been silent to the plight of Ethiopians. He also said the international community will share all the responsibility for what will happen to the country, and the region
25-1-2013(EC) - Abiy and his government term expired. He started to govern the country as unelected government. Tigrai regional government which was elected on Sep 9, 2020 stopped recongnizing the Abiy group as a legal head of Federal Ethiopia.