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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The captured minor Eritrean soldier says Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds brick and mortar
Rodamin Yemane, an Eritrean child soldier captured by TDF says Eritrean leaders said Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds bricks and mortars.

The captured minor Eritrean soldier says Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds brick and mortar

Certainly, the striking contrast between Tigray and Eritrea doesn’t end there where it is so telling why Tigray is turning the dynamics of the war to its favour. Again, as much as it has a lot to do with a brilliant military strategy augmented with extraordinary forte and perseverance, it has a lot to do with the power of ideas as well.

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Suffering in Silence: An Insider’s Revelation of Being a Tigrayan Civil Servant during the War on Tigray

The cost of the war is felt by every one of Tigrayan identity, our current reality is characterized by loss - of family, of jobs, of homes - and we can not make future plans: no plan of marriage, business, or anything that can be done under normal circumstances. The war has put a halt on all personal and societal activities of a normal life.

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A Shepherd who Scatters his Sheep: Why is Cardinal Berhaneyesus Silent in the Face of State-Sponsored Starvation and Sexual Violence?

What made Cardinal Berhaneyesus stand against the people of Tigray? Why did he fail to condemn state-sponsored starvation and sexual violence in Tigray?

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UNSC Statement on Tigray Alone Won’t save Lives; Action Needed

Tigrayans and those who care about the people of Tigray are calling for urgent action to put an end to human rights violations. Above all, the UNSC members must demand Abiy Ahmed to take concrete measures to stop the war before it is too late. He should not be allowed to hide behind “sovereignty and territorial integrity” and continue, unchecked, to violate the human rights of Tigrayans. If he as a head of government cannot protect civilians, someone else should.

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ገለ ውልቀ ሰብ መዚ እዘን ሃገራትን ገለ ኣብ እዘን ሃገራት ዘለው ፈጠርቲ ፅዕንቶ ሰባትን ብውልቀኦም በቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ሰላማዊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ዝፍፀም ዘሎ ንምግላፁን ንምሕሳቡን ዝኸብድ ኣረሜናዊ ግፍዒ ከም ሰብ ሓዘኔታ ክስምዖም ይኽእል እኳ እንተ ዀነ፡ ፖሊሲ ወፃኢ ኣመሪካ ኰነ ሃገራት ኣውሮፓ ግን ብቐንዱ ብረብሓ እምበር ብ ሓዘኔታ ኣይይምራሕን።

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