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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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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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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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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 […]

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One year of war in Tigray: blockade, famine and counter-offensive

English translation of an article published on INFO (French): https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_un-an-de-guerre-au-tigre-blocus-famine-et-contre-offensive?id=10871821 Daniel Fontaine | 2/11/2021 A year after the outbreak of war in Tigray, fear seems to have changed sides. Tigrayan fighters have regained control of most of their region and are now advancing to the south, and to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. On November 4, […]

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In Tigray, a population dies and the world is silent

It has been almost a year since the armed conflict ravaging Tigray broke out. There are already thousands of deaths, two million exiles and millions of civilians in immediate need of humanitarian assistance. The international community can no longer remain silent. English translation of an op-ed article published on Le Soir: https://www.lesoir.be/401895/article/2021-10-21/au-tigre-un-peuple-meurt-et-le-monde-se-tait archived as https://archive.ph/FoeQS […]

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Atrocities committed by Amhara soldiers in Tigray

Incoming images from the Ethiopian region show massacres of civilians. Panorama edited them into a video. English translation of an article published on Panorama (Italy): https://www.panorama.it/news/dal-mondo/tigray-eccidi-soldati-amhara (original comprises shocking video taken from cellphones of fallen Amhara soldiers) Elisabeth Burba | 30 September 2021 “Footage found in the cell phones of dead Amhara soldiers.” With this […]

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Unique pictures show the conditions in the Peace Prize laureate’s country

Children die of starvation. The doctors who are trying to save them are fainting from food shortages. English translation of an article published on Aftenposten (Norway): https://www.aftenposten.no/verden/i/x8O2mQ/unike-bilder-viser-forholdene-i-fredsprisvinnerens-land Gina Grieg Riisnæs | Journalist | 27 September 2021 On 4 November 2020, the war began in Tigray. Then Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed closed the internet in the region.  […]