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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 At the end of May, the man some consider one of Africa’s best military strategists gave an interview. He was sitting in front of a stone […]

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‘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 Or has it withdrawn for humanitarian reasons, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claims?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 […]

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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. Complaint to the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office As information begins to circulate, questioning the behaviour of Ethiopian and Eritrean troops, justice is also taking action: in Brussels, on 2 June, the […]

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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 […]

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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (31 May 2021)

Dear friends, The catastrophic humanitarian situation in Tigray is now (finally) making headlines in international media (section 1). Besides international reactions that become stronger (section 2), we will also give some insights into how the Tigray people are trying to resist to what Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers call “our season” (section 3). And still, the Ethiopian authorities are […]

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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 In Ethiopia, the Tigray conflict continues. Our special envoy was able to document a massacre perpetrated by Eritreans, who, in this conflict, are fighting alongside the Ethiopian Federal Army. With our special envoy in Goda, Sébastien Németh Tigray, a region […]

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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 This Sunday in Ethiopia, Dagmay Tensae was celebrated, a kind of second Easter for the country’s Orthodox. In Tigray, in the north, as the war continues since November, believers have tried to respect tradition, but it is difficult to celebrate […]

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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 The conflict in the north of the country has been going on since November. After three weeks, the federal government shouted victory, but the fighting continues. Leaders of the former TPLF […]

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A war that shouldn’t be one

English translation of a broadcast article on ARD television (Germany), 10 May 2021: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/afrika/tigray-107.html The war in Tigray is over, Ethiopia’s government says. A journey through the province reveals that Eritrea’s army is still present, rape is common – and hunger is spreading in the countryside. By Norbert Hahn, ARD-Studio Nairobi, currently in Tigray Region […]

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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 […]