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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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. ... Continue Reading →

Seppe Deckers (KU Leuven) and Jan Nyssen (UGent) on food as a weapon in Ethiopia

'The famine in Tigray is due to themselves, that’s the reasoning' English translation of an article published in MO* (Belgium): https://www.mo.be/interview/die-hongersnood-heeft-tigray-zelf-gezocht-de-redenering Erik Raspoet . August 14, 2021 Tiebei Negash covers mouth and nose to avoid the smell of rotting bodies in her village Shiw’ate Higum, Tigray, 10 July 2021. ©Reuters / Giulia Paravicini They share... Continue Reading →

People’s Front of Tigray conquers ancient king town of Lalibela in neighboring Ethiopian province of Amhara

English translation of the VRT NWS (Belgium) article published on 5 August 2021: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2021/08/05/volksfront-van-tigray-verovert-de-oude-koningsstad-lalibela-in-d/ The churches of Lalibela are not built, but carved into the rock. usage worldwide In Ethiopia, troops from Tigray are said to have captured the well-known city of Lalibela. That city with its underground rock churches is a UNESCO World Heritage... Continue Reading →

A few months ago, the rebels in Tigray seemed defeated, now they are threatening to cut off supplies to Addis Ababa. How is this possible?

English translation of the article published in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the leading newspaper in Switzerland: https://www.nzz.ch/international/krieg-in-tigray-die-rache-der-alten-guerilleros-ld.1636795 Reconstruction of a dramatic – but explainable – turn. Samuel Misteli, Nairobi 23.07.2021 They made one of the most amazing comebacks in recent military history: a fighter of the Tigray rebels near the locality of Hawzen. Ben Curtis/AP At... Continue Reading →

‘Starving Tigray is Abiy’s new strategy’

English translation of the article published on Knack (Belgium): https://www.knack.be/nieuws/magazine/tigray-uithongeren-is-de-nieuwe-strategie-van-abiy/article-normal-1754189.html The Ethiopian army was driven out of Tigray. Or has it withdrawn for humanitarian reasons, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claims? Eight months ago, a civil war broke out in the Ethiopian state of Tigray, accompanied by massacres, mass rapes, refugee flows and famine. The Ethiopian... Continue Reading →

“We’re afraid they’ll come back and kill us all” – Yle’s photos show the cruelty of the Tigray war in Ethiopia

English Translation of a Photo report by YLE newspaper (Finland) sion) https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11991934 In Tigray, warfare by Ethiopians and Eritreans has raised fears of ethnic cleansing. Abraha Gebreanenya lost his entire family in a massacre by Eritreans. Photo: Luke Dray Liselott Lindström 21.6. 15:11 TIGRAY. Abraha Gebreanenya sits squatting and covering his face with a white scarf.... Continue Reading →

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