A case for war crimes has been filed with the Belgian Federal Prosecutor

Translation of one sub-section of an article published on Le Soir, the leading French language newspaper in Belgium: https://plus.lesoir.be/378115/article/2021-06-14/ethiopie-au-tigre-la-famine-annoncee-et-preparee-par-la-guerre-menace-350000. Full article in French attached. 91% of the population, or 5.2 million civilians, are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. - REUTERS. Complaint to the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office As information begins to circulate, questioning the behaviour... Continue Reading →

“Genocide in Tigray”

English translation of the article published on NEMA's focus on africa program (Italian): http://nena-news.it/focus-on-africa-genocidio-nel-tigray/ The complaint was made by the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Matthias. Since last November, the northern region of Ethiopia has seen bloodshed due to the fierce conflict between the Ethiopian army and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (Tplf) by... Continue Reading →

Ethiopia: “The Tigrayans are brought to their knees and dispossessed of the means to get up”

English translation of an opinion piece by René Lefort published on Lemonde (French): https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2021/06/03/ethiopie-les-tigreens-sont-mis-a-genoux-et-depossedes-des-moyens-de-se-relever_6082718_3212.html Researcher René Lefort denounces the "scorched earth policy" that has been affecting the province since the federal government declared war on local authorities. Posted on June 03, 2021 A tank abandoned by Tigrayan forces near Mehoni, in northern Ethiopia, in December... Continue Reading →

Youth seeks revenge after testimonies of horrific rapes in Tigray

English Translation of a broadcast article on NOS (Dutch television) https://amp.nos.nl/artikel/2383081-jeugd-wil-wraak-na-getuigenissen-van-gruwelijke-verkrachtingen-in-tigray.html Published on: May 31, 2021 A toddler hangs from his mother's skirt at Ayder hospital in Mekelle, the largest city in the northern Ethiopian state of Tigray. The little boy doesn't want to lose sight of his mama. There's panic in his eyes every... Continue Reading →

Tigray: a massacre committed by Eritrean soldiers in Goda

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210526-tigr%C3%A9-un-massacre-commis-par-des-soldats-%C3%A9rythr%C3%A9ens-%C3%A0-goda Published on : 05/26/2021 - 17:58 Residents have come to gather at the graves of their relatives executed and buried on the company's site. The tombs are marked by brown branches. May 2021. © RFI/ Sébastien Németh In Ethiopia, the Tigray conflict continues. Our special envoy... Continue Reading →

Ethiopia: in Tigray, an Orthodox Easter between celebration, sadness and mourning

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210510-%C3%A9thiopie-au-tigr%C3%A9-une-p%C3%A2ques-orthodoxe-entre-f%C3%AAte-tristesse-et-deuil Published: 10/05/2021 - 03:16 Around the Church of Lideta Mariam, dozens of believers listen to sermons, draped in their "gabi", the traditional white cotton blanket. © Sébastien Németh / RFI This Sunday in Ethiopia, Dagmay Tensae was celebrated, a kind of second Easter for... Continue Reading →

Conflict in Tigray: for the patriarch of Mekele “Abiy Ahmed walks in the footsteps of Issayas Afewerki”

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International, https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210524-conflit-au-tigr%C3%A9-pour-le-patriarche-de-mekele-abiy-ahmed-marche-dans-les-traces-d-issayas-afewerki Published: 05/25/2021 - 01:49 Abune Isaias, patriarch of Mekele, in Tigray region, Ethiopia, 5/24/2021. © RFI / Sébastien Nemeth For nearly seven months, the war has affected Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia. The federal government launched a military operation in the province in early... Continue Reading →

Ethiopia: how the Tigray rebel forces organize resistance

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International (includes some short interviews, French – Tigrinya – English): https://amp.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210523-éthiopie-comment-les-forces-rebelles-du-tigré-organisent-la-résistance Published: 05/23/2021 - 22:55 A tank burned in Ethiopia's Tigray region on March 18, 2021. (Illustrative image) REUTERS - BAZ RATNER The conflict in the north of the country has been going on since November. After... Continue Reading →

In Tigray, the farmers are the first victims of a conflict that is lasting

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210521-au-tigr%C3%A9-les-agriculteurs-sont-les-premi%C3%A8res-victimes-d-un-conflit-qui-dure Published on: 21/5/2021 The conflict has been going on for more than seven months in Tigray, northern Ethiopia. The federal army, backed by Eritrean soldiers, is fighting the former power of the TPLF. The humanitarian situation is dire with 4.5 million people food insecure... Continue Reading →

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