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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“How can I live here alone?”, the story of a young girl, Arsema, and her grandparents from Medebay Zana, Tigray
Arsema's grandparents from when they were younger. They were now 80 and 75

“How can I live here alone?”, the story of a young girl, Arsema, and her grandparents from Medebay Zana, Tigray

but when I got up again in the morning and check they were both there, lying. Then I called him 'papa' and tried to wake him up, but he was silent. Then I said 'papa!', who will I live with then? How can I live here alone? He was still silent. Then I said to myself 'they are dead'

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“The war is with the people”: A brief summary of an interview with a recently fired Tigray interim admin official and another Arena official.
Amdom and Haftay of Arena Tigray with Bekalu Alamrew of Awlo Media

“The war is with the people”: A brief summary of an interview with a recently fired Tigray interim admin official and another Arena official.

Haftay said the war is now with the people of tigray. Amdom also said the war was indeed with the people of Tigray. "We did not expect the war would target the people of Tigray", said Amdom.

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Tigray government’s pre-war letter warning about the then impending crisis in Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed assumed power in April 2018 to spearhead the reform that the Ethiopian people demanded and EPRDF, the then ruling party, promised to deliver. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has, however, forsaken the reform agenda and focused on building a system subservient to his dictatorial ambitions. Nothing is sacred in his drive for personal power consolidation. There was nothing left unscathed for political convenience. He single-mindedly deconstructed the constitutional federal order and created a conducive environment for anarchy and violence. Politics has become a gamble to be won by any means possible regardless of legal constraints and morale sensitivities.

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Talk of Eritrean withdrawal from Tigray is falling for yet another Abiy ploy for international consumption

Abiy's grand lies are always to deflect international pressure and they have always worked for him. There are no scruples when Abiy lies, and surprisingly there are still media outlets, shallow so-called analysts, international organizations, and diplomats who accept his lies and deceptions.

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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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A Tigray Civil Society, Seb Hidri, warns OHCHR Head, Michelle Bachelet, against involving EHRC and its head in Tigray HR investigations.

Allowing Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, itself a partner-in-crime, and genocide co-author, to be a party in investigating war crimes and crimes against Humanity committed in Tigray, will not bring justice but impunity, making the entire process to be one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in history.

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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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Tigrayan Catholics write to Pope Francis about the involvement of Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel in Tigray crisis

A letter of concern on the crisis in Tigray and on the involvement of H. E. Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel (Head of the Ethiopian Catholic Church) Your Holiness Pope Francis, We…

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Statement of the employees of Mekelle Diocese and of the administrators of 45 monasteries and churches

In general, the Tigrayan people have been deprived of medical care, telephone, electricity, transport, internet, banking, and all basic services leading to famine, disease, death, and persecution. Our people are in grave danger.

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