PRESS RELEASE OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE TIGRAY PEOPLE'S LIBERATION
FRONT (TPLF)- (Translation) Liul Kahhisay 31 May 2020 - During its meeting of May 23 to 30, 2020, the
Central Committee of the TPLF discussed the rapidly changing conditions around the
world, including in our sub-region and country, which are issues of peace and
security of our regional state [Tigiray], the risks of the coronavirus pandemic
and its prevention, the process of building a democratic order, the
achievements of the government and the party, as well as ongoing changes in
Amnesty International's Half-Baked Report: Encouraging but Too Late Too Little Faato 30 May 2020 - The depth and spread of human rights abuses in Ethiopia became too much too wide to cover-up by the international community and their human rights watchdogs who attempted to hide it in support of Mr. Ahmed Ali’s regime, the culprit of the abuses. The 76 page new report by Amnesty International tries to address the prevalence of human rights abuses committed by the current Ethiopian regime ...
The Lying Waltainfo.com has aired a fake torture documentary recently. The very same person waltainfo used to tell the world about the fake documentary is exposing them! Watch and Listen to the following Liliti Gebru Hagos reportage! May 2020
Public call to ensure the safety and security of stranded migrants (GSTS) May 29, 2020 - We, members of the Global Society of Tigrai Scholars (GSTS) jointly with other associations
of Ethiopians in the Diaspora and inside Ethiopia (see list in Appendix-I), are closely following the news on the horrific state of stranded migrants that are emerging from various parts of the Middle East and Africa, particularly from Jizann in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Rago in Yemen and so forth.
Ethiopian army 'shot man dead because phone rang' -Amnesty It is one of many incidents the rights watchdog recorded from a security crackdown in Oromia regional state at the end of 2018 and 2019. This was the year that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize. Why are Jawar and the company silent while the Oromo's are killed daily by the current government? Was Jawar struggle to have a villa in Addis only? Mr. Bekele 'our new human right guru' shame on you! Do you think the Qimant massacre was not orchestrated by the Amhara government securities? Why characterize the issue as an Ethnic issue? There will be a day of judgment!!
On Political Warfare Aesop 05/27/2020 - Many ask why we encounter endless and chameleon-like campaigns against Tigrai. When I say "why", I am not talking about the strategic goal. Their strategic goal is obvious for all Tigreans. The goal of Derg 2.0 (2018-Present) is no different than its predecessor, Derg 1.0 (1975-1991). Simply put, Derg 2.0 is an upgraded Derg 1.0. Rather, I am talking about the endless and ever-changing aspect of the campaigns. What is the link between the displacements, the road-blockage, the imprisonments, the documentaries, the constitutional erosion, and the fake news....
Sudan army officer dies, soldiers hurt in attack by Ethiopian militia: SUNA KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese military officer was killed and several soldiers wounded on Thursday in an attack by Ethiopian militias on the Sudanese side of the border with Ethiopia, the official SUNA news agency said Abiy Ahmed can not convince anyone he is up to the task. He has tried many tricks to sell his premiership in the past. He has tried fake news like the 'Tigrai revolt' and the many make-believe torture stories in the past, not to mention the foolish commando raid in Somalia that failed miserably. There is no reason a war/skirmish with Sudan will do any good to his image today! The sooner Ethiopians realize and ask this man to resign the better their future will be. He is not a good leader!
The Story of Debre Genet Elias: One of the Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia Tsehai Alemayehu 05-28-20 - Over the course of my life, I have read many a travelogue about Ethiopia written by serious (foreign) researchers and itinerant travelers. Almost always, these books describe some aspect of Ethiopia as a hidden treasure, an unexpected gem, an experience all to itself.Some are taken aback by the natural landscape....
This must-read article raises key possible next steps to resolve the current political impasse in Ethiopia- We think this is more likely what is being discussed in Tigrai right now!
1-Appeal to Federation house that the constitution is transgressed as a last resort.
2- Declare Prosperity Party is an illegitimate governing party in Ethiopia.
3- Prepare to invoke article 39.
4- Kilil/regional parliament should discuss and pass a resolution on holding a regional election.
Let the competition begin! Ethiopian Communication Authority (ECA), only issued the first set of draft directives last month but several international operators have been following the process ever since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the reform in August of 2018, a process earlier approved by the then ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).With the support of the World Bank, the Finance Ministry crafted a communications service proclamation which created the ECA. Regardless of who started the public companies' privatization scheme in Ethiopia, the current regime is becoming an illegal government in a few months and has no mandate to auction the country! Ethiopia needs to have an elected government first!
The enemy of my enemy is my friend: Weakening Tigray: Two men's dream Yilma Debele 05-27-20 - When Prime Minister Abyi and President Isaias signed the Ethio-Eritrean peace agreement, it was with veiled interest. Day by day, this interest manifests itself. Apparently, the two men have one common enemy such as TPLF. The way they handle the issue is increasingly complicating matters not only for the party they categorize as their enemy but for the entire nation of the Tigray region.
What I Witnessed in Tigray Hailemariam Abebe 05-26-20 - I have lived in the Diaspora for the last forty-seven years. I left Ethiopia following completion of my 8th grade General Examinations. That is, a year before the late Emperor Haile Selassie (RIP) was overthrown. Since then, I have traveled to Ethiopia for a total of five times. Once for a duration of two weeks following the death of my father and sister during the reign of the Derg. The other three were following the demise of the Derg, with the last trip before the very recent one...
German ambassador to Ethiopia: 'Excessive expectations of Abiy' Brita Wagener has been Germany's Ambassador to Ethiopia since 2017. Based in Addis Ababa, she is also responsible for Germany's relations with the African Union, which is headquartered in the Ethiopian capital... it is very unfortunate and ultimately sad for Ethiopia that many reforms and, above all, the holding of elections ... are being disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. The election date for the end of August has been canceled. Government, parliament, and expert bodies are trying to establish a procedure on the basis of which this delay - and with it, the probable extension of the government beyond the current legislative period can be made possible. Because that must be legal as well as politically viable. Even the soft-spoken German diplomat can not hide her anguish by the postponement of the election. They have realized, a million here and a million there, aid was not going to buy Abiy a political power.
Letter from MQX The Roadside Portrait Gallery Jihon May 25, 2020 - November is chilly. "It will soon be on its way out," folks here try to calm me. They know I am a guest in (their) town. "And Timket is its last frontier." They are the very young in the burgeoning coffee stalls in Mekele sitting on stools along pathways sharing friendship and swapping gossip. Well, Timket is a week behind me. I can still feel the wind piercing through my bones. Cold, in windy Mekele, is a fact. If you can stand that fact, January is the best month to...