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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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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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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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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (12 October 2021)

Dear reader, Renewed warfare, ”all out war” seems real again, which will strongly add upon the suffering of the populations in and around Tigray. In this 33rd digest, we address in the first place hunger and starvation in Tigray (section 1). Directly related, we have published version 2.1 of the Tigray Atlas (section 2). The communication blackout makes that receiving news […]

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UNHRC-EHRC joint investigation in contrast to ‘Tigray: Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has delivered an update to the UN Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in the Tigray region and on progress made in the context of the joint UN and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission investigation. Strangely, we noted the presence of Ethiopia’s attorney general, who acts as a spokesperson […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (12 September 2021)

Dear friend, This newsletter comes with a little bit of positive news: primary and secondary schools will reopen soon in Tigray (section 1). From our side, we published a new edition of the Tigray Atlas (section 2) and analysed the status of cropping in Tigray. The next harvest is anticipated to be “normal” on only 20%-50% of […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (31 August 2021)

Dear friends, This circular letter highlights the problematics of the investigation on human rights abuses in Tigray (section 1). Further, of course, there is famine in Tigray – we also discuss how the farmers try to avoid a second failed harvest due to the war (section 2). Section 3 is then about the situation of the universities in Tigray […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (08 Aug 2021)

Dear friends and colleagues, This Tigray digest holds an update on Tigray’s universities (section 1), yesterday’s briefs published by the Government of Tigray (section 2), and a link to the latest FewsNet report (section 3). There are also links to press articles (section 4), particularly related to the humanitarian situation and aid that continues only to trickle into Tigray, […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (23 July 2021)

Dear friends, This 29th digest focuses on some news from Tigray despite the near-total blackout (section 1), the situation at Mekelle University (section 2), the dire conditions of Western Tigray (section 3). We use the German case, as an example to mention the diplomatic efforts (section 4), and further include links to some major press articles (section 5) and opinion pieces […]