In Eritrea, men flee their military service by bicycle

It seemed like a fairy tale, how Biniam Girmay became the first African ever to win Ghent-Wevelgem classic cycle race. A super talent from a cycling crazy country. But the reason why cycle racing is so popular in Eritrea turns out to be a lot less fairytale-like. De Morgen (Belgium), 29 March 2021: In Eritrea... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (13 March 2022)

Dear friends, It is difficult times, with even more warfare in the world. This digest touches upon similarities between the Ukraine and Tigray wars (section 5), while focusing on the mortality induced by the Tigray war (section 1); as an example, we also try to grasp all that has happened in one of Tigray’s districts, around Hagere... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian situation in Tigray (12 February 2022)

Dear colleague, With the ongoing blockade, famine and starvation in Tigray (section 1), it is urgent to show our concerns to the world’s public opinion and decision makers. There will be a public demonstration in Brussels on Thursday 17 February (afternoon) on the occasion of the European Union – African Union summit. Ethiopia’s PM Abiy is attending the summit,... 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 →

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