Eritrea’s Isaias Afewerki – the Thorn in the Horn

But there is no unanimity about what should be done. So, the US and EU must take the lead by joining hands to put a Draconian and punitive measures against the governments in Addis Ababa and Asmara thereby press for the complete withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray. This should be an urgent task. Why? Because in the presence of Eritrean troops aid cannot reach for over 4.5 million people who need urgent humanitarian assistance. In the presence of Eritrean troops an independent investigation into the alleged crimes would be very difficult. In the presence of Eritrean troops the atrocities will continue and peace cannot be restored in Tigray, among others.

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Abiy Ahmed: the reformer that wasn’t

Alas! All these reforms were short-lived. Most of the released political prisoners are now imprisoned on bogus charges; hundreds of thousands of dissenters are incarcerated; many media organizations are forcibly closed. The internet and telephone services are used to suppress dissenting views, there is a war on all fronts in Ethiopia, and many regions are operating under a state of emergency.

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Who Started the War on Tigray?

The prime minister is emphatic that he was forced to wage war after the Tigray region launched a surprise attack on the Northern Command. Yet there is a preponderance of evidence that the prime minister ordered an offensive on the Tigray region before the Northern Command incident.

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More than 180, 000 people with noncommunicable diseases in Tigray are either dying at home or in great risk

People with NCDs are dying at home due to lack of basic health services and medications such as insulin, antihypertensive, asthma and epilepsy treatment due to the ongoing fighting and insecurity in the region. The following actions must be urgently taken to put an end to this.

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Tripartite Malice and the Genocide in Tigray
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed at the airport in Gondar Ethiopia (Footage by AFPTV via Getty Images)

Tripartite Malice and the Genocide in Tigray

Editor’s note: The author of this article is a professional who had witnessed the war in Shire and previously sent us this account and photos and images which we published here.…

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The War on Tigray is also a War on Truth: Parsing Ethiopian Government and pro-Government Social Media Campaigns
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The War on Tigray is also a War on Truth: Parsing Ethiopian Government and pro-Government Social Media Campaigns

The War on Tigray has been characterized by the Ethiopian government’s deceitful attempts to control the narrative. Throughout the war, the government has co-opted the entire state apparatus and ramped up its attempt to impose hegemonic control on the narrative by launching campaigns of disinformation, intimidation, demonization and gaslighting.

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License to Commit Atrocities Disguised as an Ultimatum
Notice from the Office of the Prime Minister

License to Commit Atrocities Disguised as an Ultimatum

And so, having already planted this "notice", the regime seems bent on devastating Tigray and then blaming it on the TPLF for refusing to surrender. In other words, the regime has given itself a license to murder and destroy Tigray.

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The Betrayal on the People of Tigray: Overall Consequences and a Beacon of Hope

The government still maintains that the brutal war against Tigray is a “law enforcement operation” to bring those behind the alleged attack to the court. If that is the case, why were the commandos sent to the borders in Tigray some four days in advance? Why were they encircling Tigray all-round from Dansha to Wolkayit and Weldya and other directions? Why was the South Command secretly told to go to an unknown place three days earlier? Why did they beg Sudan to close its border with Tigray, as admitted to by the spokesperson of the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Ambassador Dinna Mufti? Why, three days before, was it told to loyal members of another ethnic group that the Tigrayans were not going to take part in the operation? Why did they exclude Tigrayan members of ENDF from the operation? Why was there an unusual military and logistical operation in the Bahir Dar a few days before the war started? Why were Ethiopian commandos sent to Eritrea?

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