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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 […]

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Door is only ajar for outside world in Ethiopian state of Tigray

English Translation of a broadcast article on NOS (Netherlands Television), 21 May 2021: https://nos.nl/l/2381635 Editor’s note: This article tends to take a pro-Abiy bias; yet they got all kinds of obstacles when reporting. Elles van Gelder and Sven Torfinn After more than six months of applications, Africa correspondent Elles van Gelder and cameraman Sven Torfinn […]

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Ethiopia: The people of Tuhuli, in Tigray, tell the story of hell

English translation of a broadcast article on Radio France International: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20210517-ethiopie-les-habitants-de-tuhuli-dans-le-tigr%C3%A9-racontent-l-enfer Published: 05/17/2021 – 04:28 A new series of abuses was reportedly perpetrated by the Ethiopian army in TigrAY. The conflict between the federal army and the former provincial power of the TPLF since November has already resulted in thousands of deaths. Each side is […]

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‘I fear that Ethiopia as we know it today will no longer exist’

English translation of an article originally published in Dutch in MO* Magazine: https://www.mo.be/interview/vrees-dat-ethiopie-vandaag-niet-lang-meer-zal-bestaan-tigray Tom Claes . 8 May 2021 Winning the Nobel Peace Prize and plunging your country into civil war within a year: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pulled it off. Norwegian Ethiopia expert Kjetil Tronvoll explains how the conflict in the Tigray region […]