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Ethiopia: a dirty war behind closed doors

English translation to the article by Le Vif/L’Express (Belgium), 11 February 2021 https://www.levif.be/actualite/international/ethiopie-une-sale-guerre-a-huis-clos/article-normal-1391147.html Gérald Papy, Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Vif/L’Express What is the view of federalism for Ethiopia? It is on this issue that the central government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has engaged against the main movement of Tigray a conflict on which hangs the […]

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Norwegian professor’s life threatened by Ethiopians

English translation to the article published on Bergens Tidende, 10 February 2021. https://www.bt.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/R9OyV8/norsk-professor-trues-paa-livet-av-etiopiere One of the world’s leading experts on Ethiopia, Professor Kjetil Tronvoll, is being harrassed by Ethiopian authorities and his life threatened by Ethiopians in exile. By NTB Tronvoll is professor of peace and conflict studies at Bjørknes University College in Oslo and […]

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Follow-up

Follow-up (10 Feb 2021) regarding the appeal on humanitarian disaster in north Ethiopia

Before entering into the details of eyewitness reports, please read this Joint-Statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič (8 February 2021). In my view the international community should really stop talking about “concerns”. Severe sanctions are needed… We are hundreds of people all over the world that contribute to the solidarity initiatives, in different […]

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In Ethiopia, France is divided between business and defence of human rights

English translation of the French newspaper published by Mediapart, 21 January: https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/210121/en-ethiopie-la-france-partagee-entre-business-et-defense-des-droits-humains Looting, possible war crimes, destruction of property and historical sites: testimonies from Tigray, a province at war since 4 November, are very worrying. Yet France remains discreet, and hopes to preserve its chances in a promising market. The ambassador has a “constructive” exchange […]

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‘My town of Hagere Selam in Tigray has been looted by soldiers’

English translation of an interview article published by the Dutch newspaper Trouw on 2/2/2021) https://www.trouw.nl/buitenland/mijn-stadje-hagere-selam-in-tigray-is-leeggeroofd-door-soldaten~bd90cdbd/ Away from the outside world, civilians are raped, murdered and their homes looted in Tigray. This is also the case in Hagere Selam, where the Belgian Jan Nyssen has a small house. Erik van Zwam 2 February 2021, 1:00 “For […]

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Analytical report

Situation of internally displaced persons in Shire, NW Tigray

Report prepared by a well-informed person (NGO worker) in NW Tigray in January 2021. Received by Jan Nyssen on 5 February 2021 In Shire town only, there are tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Most came from Western Tigray, from where they had been expelled by Amhara Regional Forces and militia. Many IDPs […]

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Petition

Petition: allow immediate and full humanitarian access and stop starvation in war-affected Tigray

The human rights and humanitarian situation in Tigray stays very bad and worsens. Massacres, mass rape, blanket looting, civilians being starved to death, villages deserted and more happening on a daily basis. Millions mainly children, women and elderly need immediate humanitarian rescuer at the moment. The international community, including now also France, reacts but so far it remains at the level of “strong […]