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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (23 July 2021)

Dear friends, This 29th digest focuses on some news from Tigray despite the near-total blackout (section 1), the situation at Mekelle University (section 2), the dire conditions of Western Tigray (section 3). We use the German case, as an example to mention the diplomatic efforts (section 4), and further include links to some major press articles (section 5) and opinion pieces […]

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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 Or has it withdrawn for humanitarian reasons, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claims?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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Humanitarian situation in Tigray (12 June 2021)

Dear friends, This circular mainly addresses the famine in Tigray, as now officially confirmed by the UN humanitarian chief (section 1). Hopefully the upgraded version of our Atlas of the Humanitarian Situation will be helpful for the aid workers (section 2). Further, this circular holds a digest of articles in the media (section 3) and opinion pieces (section 4). […]

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“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 […]

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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 Opinion. From the beginning of the war in Ethiopia, on November 4, 2020, […]

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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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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 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 November and the conflict has spread. The Eritrean army has sent thousands of soldiers […]