War-torn Ethiopia: How the civilian population lives under the blockade

There are very few images from the Tigray region since the war began, as a result of Ethiopia denying journalists and photographers access to the region. This image is from a food handout in the town of Shire on March 15 last year. Photo: Baz Ratner / Reuters / NTB What would the situation be... Continue Reading →

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. Good... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 A pro-governmental... Continue Reading →

Obituary Professor Meareg Amare (1959-2021)

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,... Continue Reading →

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