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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 […]

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The endless pain of T. from Tigray

Since this summer, T., a colleague of Joost Dessein, has been trapped in Ethiopia in appalling conditions. It raises the question as to whether Flemish[1] researchers should revise their long-standing collaboration with local universities. Joost Dessein | Associate Professor in Rural Sociology (Ghent University, Belgium), writing in his own name De Standaard (Belgium), Thursday, 4 […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (03 November 2021)

Dear friend, In these times when the Ethiopian “final offensive” against Tigray seems to have failed, there may be some hope for negotiations and lifting the siege on Tigray. People there live in famine conditions (section 2) and are far from recovering from the numerous massacres, many of which have even not been documented. We tried […]

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A year of war in Tigray, but when will there be dialogue?

Is there enough will to force the pride of a few, to try and interrupt the drama that affects Ethiopia? Jan Nyssen & André Crismer, La Libre Belgique, 2 November 2021: Un an de guerre au Tigré, mais à quand le dialogue ? [in French] By André Crismer, general practitioner, member of the non-profit association […]