President Debretsion (PhD) - Briefing on Current Issues- Dec 05, 2021
Ethiopia is tearing itself apart The longer the 12-month conflict in Ethiopia drags on, the greater the damage to the fragile stability of the Horn of Africa. It has already sown the seeds of regional destabilization that will accelerate if a political settlement is not sought urgently. Duh! It was written all over that Ethiopia and the Horn of African will be in turmoil if the Tigray conflict is not resolved . Did the International community listen? No it did not! The West should prepare for millions of refugees and a destabilized Horn region for the time to come or support the struggle of the people of Tigray to self administer and stabilize Ethiopia.
UN chief says aid and flights resuming to Ethiopia's Tigray UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief had a piece of good news Wednesday in the midst of Ethiopia's year-long war against forces from the Tigray region: 157 trucks with food and humanitarian aid arrived in Tigray's capital for the first time in more than six weeks and another aid convoy was moving.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said U.N. flights between Tigray's capital Mekelle and Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa had also restarted. Many people wonder if the recent strategic withdrawal by the Tigray Army from certain military insignificant areas in Amhara and Afar is part of a small step ceasefire or goodwill gesture agreement. If that is the case why would Abiy allow fuel and Aid to reach Tigray and bomb Tekeze Dam at the same time? The Tigrayan leadership should be very wary of the international community. There is no justification to let Abiy go free. He needs to pay for the atrocities he has committed on the people of Tigray. Justice, in this case, can only be served by the Tigrayan Army. It will be foolish to think that the international community including the USA will serve justice. Good news aid is getting in regardless!
Kalayu Abrha 12-02-21 - Several hours before the official communique was released by the Central Command of Tigray Sanjit of My Views on News broke the news of the evacuation of TDF from key places that it had captured after heavy battles in the last few months. As a natural reflex I was caught off guard for a moment but got my composure back after examining my own thoughts on the TDF's campaign beyond the borders of Tigray.
(TEA-O) 12-01-21 - On November 29, 2021, The Globe and Mail published an article by Lucy Kassa and Geoffrey
York, "Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War Spreads to New Regions in Ethiopia," accusing members of Tigray Armed Forces of sexual violence in a village in Geregera, Amhara region. The thinly-sourced piece by the Globe fails to meet minimum standards of investigative reporting. Given the lack of corroborating evidence the Government of Tigray would be justified in dismissing such shoddy reporting. However, given the exacting standards, our forces are subject to, we take accusations of sexual violence against them seriously. Consequently, we are compelled to address it head-on.
Zeyohannes Moges December 1, 2021 - It is a sin to hate the good people of Tigray. The 27 years of Hate Speeches by the Amhara
Elites against the people of Tigray and then by the African ‘Nazi’ (Prosperity Party) and its media brain washed the majority Ethiopians. No matter what, it is a sin to hate or harm the people of Tigray.
(Mekelle) 11-29-21 - Tigray Government sent two letters to the UN Secretary about the ongoing genocidal campaign by the Abiy regime and the wide-scale mass arrest of Tigrayans in Ethiopia, the continued support by UAE, Iran, and Turkey to arm the Abiy regime to commit genocide. The government asked the Secretary-General to use his good office to help stop the ongoing genocidal campaign in Tigray.
The warning signs are there for genocide in Ethiopia - the world must act to prevent it Genocide happens when warning signs are not heeded. The world looks away, refusing to believe that mass ethnic killing is possible. We hope that the worst will be avoided. All sides in Ethiopia's conflict have committed violations. But only one side has committed violations on a scale and nature that could credibly qualify as genocide - and that, we regret to say, is the coalition of the Ethiopian government, under Abiy Ahmed; the Amhara regional government; and the state of Eritrea. Twice in the past year, the world has stood by while this coalition has perpetrated international crimes against civilians of Tigrayan identity - including murder, rape, torture and starvation.
UAE air bridge provides military support to Ethiopia gov't Satellite imagery obtained by Al Jazeera has revealed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened an air bridge to provide extensive military support to the Ethiopian government in its fight against forces from the northern Tigray region.
The investigation found that between September and November, there were more than 90 flights between the UAE and Ethiopia, with many intentionally concealing from where they took off and where they landed.
Tigray External Affairs Office: Weekly Briefing Nov 23, 2021 TEAO 11-23-21 - It has been a little over a year since the commencement of the genocidal war on Tigray. Indeed, it has been almost five months since the imposition of a blockade that has placed
a deadly chokehold on the people of Tigray. By completely sealing off Tigray from the outside world and obstructing humanitarian operations, the Abiy regime’s objective has been to starve the people of Tigray into subjugation and/or out of existence.
Ethiopia's Breakup Doesn't Have to Be Violent A confederation of states must choose whether to follow the bloody path of the former Yugoslavia or the prosperous model of the European Union. Ethiopia - a multinational state of considerable contradictions - is once again in the news for tragic events. The outside world, which tends to hold a romantic view of the country, is only beginning to understand these divisions Confederation...Maybe! However, the -ism behind the Amhara-centric Ethiopian state must be abolished for the Confederation to work. Never trust the current Amhara elites to be a force of peace and development in any form of government. They are damaged goods. In hindsight, it is regretful, TPLF was so convinced about the future of the empire Ethiopia and worked hard to save it. At some point, the organization became more Amharanized promoting the Amhara-centric Ethiopianism. Zeru Hagos Nov 28, 2021
UN to evacuate families from Ethiopia as rebels claim advance on capital Addis Ababa (AFP) - The United Nations has ordered the immediate evacuation of family members of international staff in Ethiopia, according to an internal document seen by AFP on Tuesday, as Tigrayan rebels claim to be edging closer to the capital Addis Ababa.
France also became the latest country to urge its citizens to leave Ethiopia as the brutal one-year conflict appears to be taking a dramatic new turn. One by one, all diplomats and foreign residents of Addis Ababa have left the country. The writing was on the wall the international community was not interested to save Ethiopia or Tigray. Lesson to be learned from Tigrayan motto Biqlitsimna and Bitsefrina!!
Afghanistan-scarred Biden admin taking no chances in Ethiopia The Biden administration is sounding the alarm over the deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia. In the northern region of Tigray, there have been credible reports of ethnic cleansing and the government using starvation as a weapon of war. Now the Tigrayan rebels are on the offensive and reportedly within 200 miles of the capital. The international community should have known Ethiopia was going to become a failed state once EPRDF was dismantled and Tigray was invaded. If anyone was buying the notion that Tigrayans are a minority the OroMara majority can subjugate or that "Dominant Democracy" can work with OroMara coalition holding power in Ethiopia now they should know better who Tigrayans are and why dominant democracy will not work in Ethiopia.
Genocide in Tigray and Abiy Ahmed the incarnation of African Hitler Mulugeta Abai, Toronto Canada 11-18-21 - With the intensification of international, regional and bilateral efforts to stop war in Ethiopia we call upon you to add your voice for peace and spare no time to stop the present genocidal war in Tigray. The atmosphere of hate, terror, violence, blockade, deliberate displacement and man-made famine imposed on Tigray by the Ethiopian government of Abiy Ahmed has all characteristics of genocide.
Tigray is Still Calling for Justice Call for a Global Protest - December 9, 2021 (SJT) 11-30-21 - The enemies of the Tigray people are once again in full swing, reinforcing their near-death genocidal acts in forms that are unimaginable and unconscionable. The mass incarceration of thousands of Tigrayans and the extrajudicial killing of several Tigrayan civilians in almost all cities and towns of Ethiopia has continued with impunity. The arrests and killings include prominent university professors, clergy, children and nursing women.
Update: General Wedi Werede from Tigray Central Command
OMN TV; On the ongoing Amhara Elite Minlik Military Campaign
If you read the history of Atse Minlik, the man was more likely to be from the Oromo than the Amhara. Regardless, the Amhara elite has been claiming Minlik as theirs the same way they claim the glorious Abyssinian/Ethiopian history as theirs only. The same way they stole Tigrayan victories as theirs! Today without respect to the people whom Minlik killed and displaced in mass to expand the dying Ethiopian empire, the Amhara Elites are waging yet another war on the very same people. A military campaign in the name of Minlik is wrong in many ways, but the good thing is this time, they are alone. We know how it will end soon.