‘Dire’ suffering continues in Ethiopia war, EU envoy says

(Source: EU Observer) – By Andrew Rettman Brussels, 21. Apr, 07:38 Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is “dire”, with ongoing ethnic cleansing and sexual violence, Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto has said, after returning from his second trip to the Horn of Africa. “The security situation in Tigray remains dire and active hostilities and fighting […]

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Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti: The constant instability in the Horn of Africa

(Source: The Africa Report) – Ethiopian refugees gather in Qadarif region, easter Sudan, Saturday 21 Nov. 2020. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali) Over the past three decades, the Horn of Africa has acquired a bad reputation as a notoriously unstable subregion with a highly volatile socio-political framework. No other part of the world has seen more peacekeepers […]

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ጅግና ሰራዊት ትግራይ ኣብ ልዕሊ ባዕዳዊ ሰራዊት ውልቀ መላኺ ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ከቢድ ሰብኣውን ንዋታውን ዕንወት ኣብፅሒሉ ኣሎ

(Source: Dedebit Media and The Tigray Intercept Twitter)   

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Amhara Prosperity Party cautions opposition NAMA as protest rallies spread region-wide

(Source: Addis Standard) –  “Enough”, a message by protesters in Debre Birhan. Picture: Debre Birhan Communication Affairs Bureau Addis Abeba, April 22/2021 – Amhara Prosperity Party (APP), the Amhara regional state chapter of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party (PP), has issued a scathing criticism against the opposition, National Movement of Amhara (NaMA), accusing it […]

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UK Member of Paliament (MP) calls for greater intervention in Tigray conflict

( Source: Southwark News, By Katherine Johnston) – Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, has called on the UK government to suspend parts of its bilateral aid programme to the Ethiopian government Helen Hayes raised the plight of millions affected by the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in parliament last week, calling on […]

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‘Shocking instances of human rights abuses’: UNICEF official on crimes in Ethiopia

(Source: CNN) – Crises in Tigray, Ethiopia have devastating impact on children – UNICEF on CNN with Becky Anderson The conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia has entered its sixth month with no clear end in sight. UNICEF is gravely concerned about the harrowing impact on children. More than one million people have been displaced as clashes […]

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Ethiopia rights commission said armed group has taken control of county

(Source: Reuters, Nairobi) – An armed group has taken control of a county in western Ethiopia, reportedly killing civilians and kidnapping public servants, the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said. The commission said it received reports that Sedal Woreda, in the Kamashi Zone of the western Benishangul-Gumuz Region, was “under near full control of an […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 132 – 22 April 2021

(Source: EEPA) – 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 […]

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Reasons the international community is unable to end the war in Tigray

(Source: Ethiopia Insight, by Fassil Hailu) –    Global strategic interests and domestic politics in Ethiopia are impeding the ending of hostilities in Tigray. The war in Tigray has resulted in a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. International and domestic observers had released reports on gang rapes, extrajudicial killings, destruction of property, and deaths from starvation. On […]

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‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF

(Source: UN News) – © UNICEF/Zerihun Sewunet More than a million are displaced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region says UNICEF, and the welfare of children is of major concern. Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. […]

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The Need to Deploy a United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Investigation Commission in Tigray

We, the Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals (GSTS), have the honor to enclose herewith a Note on the nature and impacts of the war on Tigray. The Note outlines the actions that the GSTS considers are critical to address the many and flagrant violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws. We welcome […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Strips Children of Protection, Education, Nutrition, UNICEF Says

(Source: VOA, By Lisa Schlein, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND) – The U.N. children’s fund warns the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province is stripping tens of thousands of children of their rights, plunging them into a protection crisis that is causing them unimaginable long-lasting harm. UNICEF spokesman James Elder has just returned from a visit to Ethiopia’s […]

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Sudan accuses Ethiopia of threatening its national security

(Source: Middle East Monitor) –       Ethiopia is threatening Sudan’s national security with its intention to begin filling the Renaissance Dam’s reservoir in July, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, said in a statement yesterday. Al-Mahdi accused Addis Ababa of attacking the values of good neighbourliness and threatening the lives of 20 […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 131 – 21 April 2021

(Source: EEPA) – 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 […]

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Updates on the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: NPR) –  The conflict in Ethiopia continues to rage in the northwestern part of the country, leaving a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: In Ethiopia, months of fighting between members of rival ethnic groups have caused a humanitarian catastrophe. Ethiopia’s prime minister started a military offensive in the northern part of the […]

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Ethiopia: Massive Amhara demonstrations rock Prime Minister Abiy

(Source: Addis Standard, Addis Ababa)  Hundreds of thousands of the Amhara nation are rallying in various cities and towns in Amhara regional state as of yesterday to protest against recent reports of targeted killings, attacks and displacement of memebrs of the Amhara community residing particularly in western Oromia and in Metekel zone of the Benishangul […]

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Nine-point plan to haul Ethiopia out of its quagmire

(Source: Ethiopia insight, by Mistir Sew) –    Ethiopia’s election should be postponed and a transitional technocratic government installed to avoid unimaginable strife. An overly simplistic narrative of the past three decades is that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) taught Ethiopian nations and nationalities to express their political consciousness. However, calls for ethnic justice […]

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Death toll from clashes between Ethiopian Amhara, Oromo groups rises to 50 -residents

(Source: Reuters, Nairobi) – The death toll from violence last week in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region has risen to at least 50, residents said on Tuesday, amid tensions in the area between the country’s two largest ethnic groups, the Oromo and Amhara. Thousands of people took to the streets of Amhara’s regional capital Bahir Dar […]

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‘We want independence more than ever’: Inside Tigray’s divisive war

(Source: FT, Andres Schipani, Mekelle, Ethiopia, Published on 04 April 2021) – Wartime rape and other alleged atrocities undermine prime minister’s pan-Ethiopia vision as separatist calls grow   When the 19-year-old student regained consciousness, she was in the forest. She remembered running there to escape fighting in her home town in the Tigray region of […]

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The return and resurgence of an imperialist Amhara nationalism

(Source: Awash Post, By Abbaa Biyyaa) –   Left unchecked, the hegemonic and expansionist strand of Amhara nationalism that aims to resurrect a unitarist Ethiopian state is a recipe for genocide.    In a grisly massacre captured on camera last month, a mob in Shawa Robit drags wounded victims out of a visibly marked emergency […]

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‘The situation in Tigray could not be more dire,’ says WHO

(Source: Devex) – The humanitarian disaster is worsening in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where military conflict has affected millions of people, according to Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization‘s Health Emergencies Programme. There are escalating needs and increasing sexual violence, and aid workers still cannot access many areas in the region. “The situation in […]

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Worries rise for the people of Tigray longer-term safety

(Source: Care.org, Addis Ababa) – As Tigray residents recount the horrors they have faced, worries rise for people’s longer-term safety as they are left without food, inputs for planting, and high food prices and access to cash and markets. A recent CARE assessment found that the food situation in a number of areas of eastern […]

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“Zero Three” – Bado Seleste – the Eritrean propaganda machine

(Source: MartinPlaut.com) – Date: 20/04/2021, Author: Martin Plaut In writing about Eritrea – indeed, in writing about the Horn of Africa as a whole – every author and journalist has to be on their guard against the disinformation spread by the Eritrean regime. This systematic propaganda system is known by the term that was coined […]

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 130 – 20 April 2021

(Source: EEPA) – 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 […]

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Video shows the horror of rape as weapon of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: France24) – A horrifying video showing a doctor operating on a woman who was brutally raped in Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region has been circulating widely on WhatsApp since early March. The surgery took place in a hospital in Adigrat, in the north of the Tigray. Our team spoke to several sources who told us […]

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Eighteen killed in clashes between Ethiopia’s Oromo, Amhara groups

(Source: Reuters, NAIROBI) – Clashes between people belonging to Ethiopia’s two largest ethnic groups, the Oromo and Amhara, killed at least 18 people late last week, local officials said on Monday, the latest outbreak of violence ahead of national elections in June. Political and ethnic violence has become a major challenge for Prime Minister Abiy […]

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U.N. warns sexual violence being used as weapon of war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

(Source: CBS News) – The United Nations warned that sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The accusations are aimed at soldiers on all sides of the conflict. Cara Anna, Africa correspondent for The Associated Press, joins CBSN to discuss the latest on reports of war […]

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ካብ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ኣብ ትግራይ ናብ ዘለዉ ጀነራላት ኤርትራ ዝተለኣኸ 27 ገፅ ሰነድ ትሕዝትኡ እንታይ እዩ? – ኣምባሳደር ፍስሃ ኣስገዶም

(Source: Dedebit Media) –  

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Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 129 – 19 April 2021

(Source: EEPA) – 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 […]

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Tigray is being deliberately starved to death

(Source: World Politics Review, By Alex de Waal) –  Millions of people in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region are facing starvation. Until now, it’s been a crisis without pictures. Those wrenching images of emaciated children and mothers with dull-eyed gazes, so sadly familiar from famine zones, have yet to emerge. But that’s because journalists aren’t permitted […]

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Ethiopia attempts to mobilise former Tigray dissidents

(Source: Eritrea Hub, By Martin Plaut) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, determined to use every available force in an attempt to crush the Tigrayan resistance, has reportedly turned to former Tigrayan fighters who were trained and armed by the Eritrean government. These fighters belonged to the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement [TPDM] – known as Demhit […]

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US Senator Chris Coons ”disappointed” with Ethiopia PM over Tigray conflict

(Source: Sudan Tribune) –  Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed in military fatigue on 23 June 2019 (AFP Photo) April 18, 2021 (NEW YORK) – A United States senator has expressed disappointment over the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s failure to withdraw Eritrean forces from the Tigray region, remove obstacles to humanitarian access and hold perpetrators of […]

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