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He’s the worst head of state of the year

Morgenbladet, 7 January 2021: Han er årets verste statsleder [in Norwegian]: https://www.morgenbladet.no/aktuelt/2022/01/07/han-er-arets-verste-statsleder/ ENGLISH TRANSLATION From peace prize to front line: He uses hunger as a weapon against his own population, and experts fear he’s pulling an entire country off the cliff. Meet the worst head of state of the year: Ethiopia’s Prime MinisterAbiy Ahmed. With […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (05 January 2022)

Dear reader, First of all, our best wishes for 2022 and ርሑስ በዓል ልደት – may we soon see peace in Tigray and Ethiopia as a whole! In this digest, we address the ongoing extreme famine and starvation in Tigray (section 1) and the new edition of the “Tigray: Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation” (section 2). On the diplomatic front, the […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (08 December 2021)

Dear reader, Famine and starvation in Tigray are worse than ever, and the world looks away (section 1). Diplomacy tends also to turn a blind eye on the ethnic cleansing of 1.2M Tigrayans (section 2)! As scientists, we do our best to share our findings related to this war and its effects on the affected human populations […]

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Ethiopia: Professor worked in the town for 40 years – then he was executed in front of his house

Well-known academics are among the victims of an ethnic hate campaign in Ethiopia targeting civilians. Mass arrests and killings are now happening more and more often. “Norwegian academia must now wake up and face what is going on,” says a Norwegian professor. Bistandsaktuelt, 23 November 2021 : Etiopia: Professor jobbet i byen i 40 år – […]

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Stability undermined by the Tigray conflict

The Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, is now surrounded by hostile forces. And in the Tigray region, the humanitarian situation is worse than ever. Le Soir, 19 November 2021: Ethiopie: une année d guerre dans la province du Tigré a miné la stabilité du pays [in French] Colette Braeckman | Le Soir 19/11/2021 A year ago, […]

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BDU vice president timidly admits that Prof. Meareg Amare has been murdered

Jan Nyssen, guest professor at Bahir Dar University (BDU), had an exchange of views with one of BDU’s vice presidents, regarding the murder of BDU’s Prof. Meareg Amare and the situation in Ethiopia in general. Prof. Meareg was killed in Bahir Dar on 3 November 2021, because of his Tigrayan identity. The VP expresses condolences, […]

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Ethiopia arrests hundreds of Tigrayans and UN personnel

Now that the Tigrayan rebel army is advancing towards the metropolis of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian government panicks. Hundreds of Tigrayans, including bank directors, priests, elders and children, have been arrested without a clear rationale. De Standaard, 12 November 2021: Ethiopië arresteert honderden Tigreeërs en VN-personeel [in Dutch] Koen VidalFriday 12 November 2021 About a […]

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Obituary Professor Meareg Amare (1959-2021)

Professor Meareg Amare of Bahir Dar University (BDU) has been assassinated because of his Tigrayan identity. Prof. Meareg was born in Aksum in 1959. He obtained a PhD in Chemistry from Addis Ababa University. Since 1979, he has continuously been working in the Amhara region. Professor Meareg was a very hardworking, humble, disciplined, and religious […]

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Call for witnesses: Bete Mulu and Welkait Massacre

There is a worrisome Facebook post by “Kbrab Z Welkayit Tegde”, most probably a woreda administration member in the Amhara occupied Western Tigray. On 31 October, Kbrab Z stated that in the village of “Bet Molo” (Bete Mulu, near May Gaba), several Tigrayans had been arrested because of aiding the Tigray fighters. They would have […]

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Scientist slams UN report: Abiy regime will use it to ‘whitewash itself’

The head of a research team that has surveyed thousands of abuses during the Tigray War in Ethiopia is slaughtering the UN’s new report on human rights violations during the war. “Too little thorough, partly obfuscating and too weak on analysis,” the researcher states. Bistandsaktuelt (Norway), 4 November 2021: Forsker slakter FN-rapport: Abyi-regimet vil bruke […]