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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (31 May 2021)

Dear friends, The catastrophic humanitarian situation in Tigray is now (finally) making headlines in international media (section 1). Besides international reactions that become stronger (section 2), we will also give some insights into how the Tigray people are trying to resist to what Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers call “our season” (section 3). And still, the Ethiopian authorities are […]

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Tigray: a massacre committed by Eritrean soldiers in Goda

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210526-tigr%C3%A9-un-massacre-commis-par-des-soldats-%C3%A9rythr%C3%A9ens-%C3%A0-goda Published on : 05/26/2021 – 17:58 In Ethiopia, the Tigray conflict continues. Our special envoy was able to document a massacre perpetrated by Eritreans, who, in this conflict, are fighting alongside the Ethiopian Federal Army. With our special envoy in Goda, Sébastien Németh Tigray, a region […]

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Ethiopia: in Tigray, an Orthodox Easter between celebration, sadness and mourning

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210510-%C3%A9thiopie-au-tigr%C3%A9-une-p%C3%A2ques-orthodoxe-entre-f%C3%AAte-tristesse-et-deuil Published: 10/05/2021 – 03:16 This Sunday in Ethiopia, Dagmay Tensae was celebrated, a kind of second Easter for the country’s Orthodox. In Tigray, in the north, as the war continues since November, believers have tried to respect tradition, but it is difficult to celebrate […]

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Conflict in Tigray: for the patriarch of Mekele “Abiy Ahmed walks in the footsteps of Issayas Afewerki”

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International, https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210524-conflit-au-tigr%C3%A9-pour-le-patriarche-de-mekele-abiy-ahmed-marche-dans-les-traces-d-issayas-afewerki Published: 05/25/2021 – 01:49 For nearly seven months, the war has affected Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia. The federal government launched a military operation in the province in early November and the conflict has spread. The Eritrean army has sent thousands of soldiers […]

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Ethiopia: how the Tigray rebel forces organize resistance

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International (includes some short interviews, French – Tigrinya – English): https://amp.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210523-éthiopie-comment-les-forces-rebelles-du-tigré-organisent-la-résistance Published: 05/23/2021 – 22:55 The conflict in the north of the country has been going on since November. After three weeks, the federal government shouted victory, but the fighting continues. Leaders of the former TPLF […]

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A war that shouldn’t be one

English translation of a broadcast article on ARD television (Germany), 10 May 2021: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/afrika/tigray-107.html The war in Tigray is over, Ethiopia’s government says. A journey through the province reveals that Eritrea’s army is still present, rape is common – and hunger is spreading in the countryside. By Norbert Hahn, ARD-Studio Nairobi, currently in Tigray Region […]

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In Tigray, the farmers are the first victims of a conflict that is lasting

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210521-au-tigr%C3%A9-les-agriculteurs-sont-les-premi%C3%A8res-victimes-d-un-conflit-qui-dure Published on: 21/5/2021 The conflict has been going on for more than seven months in Tigray, northern Ethiopia. The federal army, backed by Eritrean soldiers, is fighting the former power of the TPLF. The humanitarian situation is dire with 4.5 million people food insecure […]

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Door is only ajar for outside world in Ethiopian state of Tigray

English Translation of a broadcast article on NOS (Netherlands Television), 21 May 2021: https://nos.nl/l/2381635 Editor’s note: This article tends to take a pro-Abiy bias; yet they got all kinds of obstacles when reporting. Elles van Gelder and Sven Torfinn After more than six months of applications, Africa correspondent Elles van Gelder and cameraman Sven Torfinn […]

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Ethiopia: The people of Tuhuli, in Tigray, tell the story of hell

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210517-ethiopie-les-habitants-de-tuhuli-dans-le-tigr%C3%A9-racontent-l-enfer Published: 05/17/2021 – 04:28 A new series of abuses was reportedly perpetrated by the Ethiopian army in TigrAY. The conflict between the federal army and the former provincial power of the TPLF since November has already resulted in thousands of deaths. Each side is […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (17 May 2021)

Dear friends, This digest of the humanitarian situation in Tigray includes (1) a sad city-trip to Mekelle, (2) the status of farmland preparation in 2021, (3) the power of geolocation to identify war crimes, (4) an overview of recent media articles and (5) opinion pieces. While we know that several of you forward this digest […]