Open Letter to H.E. Nick Dyer, UK Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs, FCDO

Your Excellency Mr. Dyer, We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for your visits to the Tigray region of Ethiopia to assess the ongoing humanitarain crisis there. Your reporting…

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Is it a sin to be a Tigrayan? A graduating Tigrayan university  student‘s lamentation
Graduating Tigrayan Addis Abeba University students protest the war on Tigray by refusing to stand for Ethiopia's anthem.

Is it a sin to be a Tigrayan? A graduating Tigrayan university student‘s lamentation

Editor's note: The following message is written by a graduating student. He reflects about his situation, about the hollowness and pain he feels, and about the situation of his people.…

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Twitter ought to Suspend Abiy Ahmed from its Platform

If Twitter was worried about Trump’s tweets being used to justify violence in a country with strong guardrails against civilians turning on one another and where there’s no specific ethnic minority that the tweets targeted, it should be horrified by Abiy’s tweets for two reasons. First, Abiy is very blunt in his tweets in a way that Trump never was, and never could have been. Abiy is clear about who the target is and about what needs to be done. The target is ethnic Tigrayans and what needs to be done is left to each person’s discretion, which means anything goes. This has all the hallmarks of a call to genocide. Second, there’s no independent body in Ethiopia who can say “this is wrong”. So, if Abiy orders an attack against Tigrayans, which has done in multiple tweets, ethnic Tigrayans have no one to appeal to.

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