The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is convening today a special session on the grave human rights situation in Ethiopia. The EHRC is opposing, among other things, the HRC’s proposal to establish an independent body to investigate HR violations. The most disingenuous argument of the EHRC says “the draft resolution risks reopening for further deliberation their [victims’] truth as victims and survivors”. This is yet another stab by EHRC on Tigrayans. It is painful because it is being used to attack Tigrayans, while pretending it cares for them.
In this episode of Tghat Forum, Teklehaymanot Weldemichel sat down with Teklay Gebremichael to discuss his latest opinion article titled “Inventing hell: How the Ethiopian and Eritrean regimes produced famine in Tigray”.
Facebook and Twitter continue to ignore escalating calls for genocide against Tigrayans from Ethiopian SM activists and politicians.
Amidst the ongoing crisis in the Tigray, a notable tragedy has been the whataboutism and bothsidesism characterizing domestic and international responses.
Think about where Abiy Ahmed was just two years ago and the pariah he is now, put his coronation in the context of the ugly and stubborn reality of ethnic cleansing, carnage, famine and genocide, and bring the state media EBC's messages and images on a day when it is supposed to be busy glorifying the king. It couldn't have been a more ignoble coronation, could it?
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace/Museum is one of the cultural properties targeted in the war on Tigray as part of a systematic campaign of destruction and cultural cleansing.
During his first state visit to Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, Abiy Ahmed said: “Ethiopia without Tigray is as meaningless as a car without an engine.” On many occasions, Abiy Ahmed didn’t hide his admiration for the people of Tigray and their role in building the Ethiopia he inherited.
This analysis of data collected on 3000 civilian victims identified so far looks at what the numbers and demographics tell us about the massacres in Tigray.
In the fourth installment of TGHAT Forum, Dr. Goitom Gebreluel moderates a discussion with Professor Mukesh Kapila and Dr. Patrick Wight about the international response to the Tigray war. Professor…
If institutions like the UN do not amend their approach to the Tigray crisis, the suffering of millions will continue and likely increase in the coming months.