Follow-up (01 April 2021) regarding the appeal on humanitarian disaster in north Ethiopia

Dear friend, As a signatory of the Appeal by concerned scientists and development professionals, we continue updating you on the humanitarian situation in Tigray. So many developments with regard to the Tigray War over the last ten days! We’ll address the diplomatic situation, but on the ground little has changed, and massacres, sexual violence and displacement... Continue Reading →

The civil war in Tigray is becoming more and more like the Rwandan genocide

English translation of the article published on Trouw (The Netherlands): https://www.trouw.nl/verdieping/de-burgeroorlog-in-tigray-begint-steeds-meer-te-lijken-op-de-rwandese-genocide~bfbd8370/   A year after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he is also held responsible for heinous war crimes in the renegade Tigray region. ‘He could even be complicit in genocide.’ Erik van Zwam 23 March 2021, 8:50 Some reports from... Continue Reading →

In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray

English translation of the article published on Le Monde (leading French newspaper) https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2021/03/26/en-ethiopie-le-premier-ministre-abiy-ahmed-annonce-le-retrait-des-troupes-erythreennes-du-tigre_6074520_3212.html The head of the Ethiopian government had admitted on 24 March the presence of the Eritrean army in Tigray, a border region that has been plagued by fighting since November. Le Monde, 26 March 2021 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on... Continue Reading →

Mass rape in Ethiopia: ‘Not any woman feels safe in Tigray’

English translation of the article published on Libération 21 mars 2021 (one of the leading newspapers in France): https://www.liberation.fr/international/afrique/viols-de-masse-en-ethiopie-plus-aucune-femme-ne-se-sent-en-securite-au-tigre-20210321_MBNPIWC7NFGPNAZKN3HDH7ZXZU/ "Libération" has collected a series of testimonies of women who were raped by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers in the northern province of the country, which has been embroered in armed conflict since November 2020. by Maria... Continue Reading →

Follow-up (20 March 2021) regarding the appeal on humanitarian disaster in north Ethiopia

Cluster bombing in the surroundings of Samre Dear friend, As a signatory of the Appeal by concerned scientists and development professionals, we continue updating you on the humanitarian situation in Tigray. This update addresses the announced Human Rights mission to Tigray (section 1), the dire health situation (section 2), the situation of education and the re-appearance of Prof.... Continue Reading →

New war and hunger in Ethiopia: What will Norway do in the Security Council?

Note: This is English translation of an opinion piece by Kjetil Tronvoll and Alex De Waal originally published on Bistandsaktuelt, 24 February 2021 https://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/arkiv-kommentarer/2021/ny-krig-og-sultdod-i-etiopia-hva-gjor-norge-i-sikkerhetsradet/ OPINION: The world's newest humanitarian catastrophe is under development in the state of Tigray in northern Ethiopia. Desperate, tragic stories of suffering and starvation, massacres and death are now beginning to... Continue Reading →

The Genocidal war on Tigray: an opinion by Prof. Dr. Kjetil Tronvoll

Note: This is an opinion piece directly published from twitter thread (Feb 27, 2021): https://twitter.com/KjetilTronvoll/status/1365731886614671363 "As a professor of human rights, one should be very careful to use the term genocide, the most serious international crime existing." Professor Kjetil Tronvoll is professor of peace and conflict studies at Bjørknes College in Oslo and has researched Ethiopia... Continue Reading →

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