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ዘመነ አክዓብ አካዝያስ/(አብይ)ሰባተኛው ንጉሥ! ክፍል ሁለት (ወንጌልና ኢትዮጵያ)


አክዓብ(አብይ) - የኢትዮጵያ ሰባተኛው ንጉሥ (ወንጌልና ኢትዮጵያ)


Is Abiy Ahmed Ali a Christian ??? (ወንጌልና ኢትዮጵያ)


የትግራይ ህዝብ በራሱ ሀይማኖትም ጭምር ተከድቷል! በኦርቶዶክስ ሀይማኖት ኣዝኛለሁ!


ሰራዊት ህግደፍ ካብ ትግራይ ይሃድም፣ ሱዳንን ኢትዮጵያን ናብ ኲናት የምርሓ። (Jstudio)


ATV: 'ኣይጠፍኣናን፡ ኣይከሰርናን!` ቃል ጉሒላ ውልቀመላኺ ኢሳይያስ


ሰፊሕ ኲናት ኣብ ትግራይ ይቕጽል፣ ዝምድና ሱዳን ኢትዮጵያ ናብ ዝኽፈአ ይዓርግ፣ መንሰያትና ኣብ መቐለ ይቕተሉ፣ (Jstudio)


2. ትግራይ ላይ ጦርነት የተጀመረው ኣሁን ኣይደለም - ከተጀመረ ቆይቷለል! የትግራይ ጊዜያዊ ኣስተዳደር የአቶ ኣብይ ትግራዋይን የማለያየት ተልኮ


ማይ ጨው 6 ኦራላት ምስ ሰራዊተን ተደምሲሰን፣ ኤርትራውያን ካብ ኢትዮጵያ ብሓይሊ ናብ ኤርትራ ይምለሱ፣ (Jstudio)


1. መደመጥ ያለበት እውነታ፡ እኔ ፕሮቲስታነት ነኝ - ግን የኣቶ ኣብይ ስራ እቃወማለሁ! ሀገርን አያያረሰ እንጂ እየገነባ ኣይደለም!


"ትግራይ ንኽትዕወት: ንሕና ሙሉእ ብሙሉእ ምስ ትግራይ ኮይና ዝኾነ ክነውስዶ ንኽእል ስጉምቲ ክንገብር ኣሎና" ዮሴፍ ገብረሂወት (Teddy Press)


አብይ አህመድ በትግራይ ላይ ጦርነት አወጀ።


ተጠያቂነት የሌለው የኢትዮጵያ ውድቀት (Tigray Media House TMH)


አሰቃቂው የህዝቦች እልቂት እና ተጠያቂነት (Tigray Media House TMH)


ህወሓት ካብ መረፃ ኢህወዴግ እንታይ ይመሃር? (Tigray Media House TMH)


ቃለ መጠይቅ ምስ ጄኔራል ታደሰ ወረደ (Part II - make sure to listen to his final remarks)


ቃለ መጠይቅ ምስ ጄኔራል ታደሰ ወረደ (Part I)


ቃለ-መሕትት፡ ምስ ተጋዳላይ ስየ ኣብርሃ


ካብ ማእኸላይ ኮሚቴ ህ.ወ.ሓ.ት ዝተውሃበ ውድባዊ መግለፂ (DW TV)


ቆይታ ከአቶ ስየ ኣብርሃ ጋር (Tigray Media House)


ምርኢት ፍሉይ ሓይሊ ትግራይ ኣብ ስታድየም ትግራይ (Laza Tigrigna)


ርችት መበል 45 ዓመት ለካቲት 11 ካብ ሓወልቲ ሰማእታት (Laza Tigrigna)


ኤርትራዊ መንነት ኣብ መቃብር ትግረዋይነት እዩ ዝህነፅ ዘሎ" ኤርትራዊ ተንታኒ ፖልቲካ ዘርኣይ ደረስ ( Part I TMH)


ኤርትራዊ መንነት ኣብ መቃብር ትግረዋይነት እዩ ዝህነፅ ዘሎ" ኤርትራዊ ተንታኒ ፖልቲካ ዘርኣይ ደረስ ( Part II TMH)

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መደብ ተጋሩ ንተጋሩ (TMH)


"ነገደ ተጋሩ" ታፍኖ የቆየ ታሪክ የሚዳስስ ዝግጅት - Documentary (Part III - DW TV)


"ነገደ ተጋሩ" ታፍኖ የቆየ ታሪክ የሚዳስስ ዝግጅት - Documentary (Part II - DW TV)


"ነገደ ተጋሩ" ታፍኖ የቆየ ታሪክ የሚዳስስ ዝግጅት - Documentary (Part I - DW TV)


የትግራይ ክልል ም/ር መስተዳድር ዶ/ር ደብረፅዩን ገ/ሚካኤል በሃገርቱ ወቅታዊ ጉዳዮች የሰጡት ጋዜጣዊ መግለጫ
(DW TV)


ውይይት በኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ ከአቶ ልደቱ አያሌው ጋር (Part III)
(Tigai Media House)


ውይይት በኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ ከአቶ ልደቱ አያሌው ጋር (Part II)
(Tigai Media House)


ውይይት በኢትዮጵያ ፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ ከአቶ ልደቱ አያሌው ጋር (Part I)
(Tigai Media House)


ጠ/ሚ/ሩ የውጭ ዜግነት ያላቸው የሚዲያ ተቋማት መሪዎችን ወረፉ
(Awramba Times)


ብሹም "መኸተ" ዝዕፈኑ ዘለዉ ውሽጣዊ ፀገማት፣ ዝባኣሱ ጠንቂ ሓድነትና ይኾኑ ኣለዉ
(Awramba Times)


ትሕዝቶ መግለፂ ህወሓት ብመነፀር ተንታኒ ፖለቲካ እንትፍተሽር
(Awramba Times)


መግለፂ ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ብምክንያት መስዋእቲ ጀነራል ኣብራሃ ወ/ማርያም(ኳርተር)
(DW TV)


መልእኽቲ ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ኣብ ስነ ስርዓት ምስንባት ኣስከሬን ጀነራል ኣብራሃ ወ/ማርያም(ኳርተር)
(DW TV)


ጀነራል ኣብርሃ ወልደማርያም (ኳርተር)
(DW TV)


ሰበር መረጃ - ጀነራል ጻድቃን፤ ገብረትንሣኤ የጀነራል ሰአረና ዶ/ር አምባቸው መገደል ምንን እንደሚያሳይ ተናገሩ
(Zehabesha Official)


ሓፂር ሂወት ታሪክ ጀነራል ሰዓረ መኮነን
(TMH)


ሓፂር ሂወት ታሪክ ጀነራል ገዛኢ ኣበራ
(TMH)


ምፍንቓል ተጋሩ ተምሃሮ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ኣመልኪቱ ኣቦ መንበር ሰብ ሕድሪ ሲቪል ማሕበረሰብ ኣይተ መሓሪ የውሃንስ ዝሃቦ ሪኢቶ
(TMH)


"ባንዳ ኢልካ ምፅልላም ግቡእ ኣይነበረን፤ ብሱሩ'ውን ከም ተጋሩ ዘይምጥነና ቓል'ዩ" ክንፈ ገብረዮሃንስ


"ኣብ መንጎና ዘሎ ኣፈላላይ ሪኦም ድራማ ንሰርሕ ዘለና ዝመስሎም ኣለዉ" ኪዳነ ኣመነ


"ማንም የሚከበን እና ሊያሸንፈን የሚችል ሃይል የለም" የቀድሞ የትግራይ ክልል ፕሬዝደንት የነበሩት ገብሩ አስራት


44ኛው የህወሓት የምስረታ በዓል ምክንያት በማድረግ ከህወሓት ማእከላዊ ኮሚቴ የተሰጠ መግለጫ


ቀዳማዊ ጀነራል ራስ አሉላ አባነጋ


ታርኽ ርእሲ ጀጋኑ ራእሲ ኣሉላ ኣባነጋ 1ይ ኽፋል


ሕዝባዊ መስመር (ክፍሊ-ሰለስተ)


ሕዝባዊ መስመር (ክፍሊ-ክልተ)


ሕዝባዊ መስመር (ክፍሊ-ሓደ)


"ገፍቶ የሚመጣ ኃይል ካለ የተሰባበሩ መሳሪያዎቻችንን ጠጋግነን እንጠራርገዋለን" ዶ/ር ደብረጽዮን


"ጀመርቲ ባዕልቶም፤ ቁሩብ ምልሻ ብዘሰልጠንና ቑጽሪ ባህረርቲ እውን ንሳቶም" ዶ/ር ደብረጽዮን


ጋዜጣዊ መግለፂ: ካልኣይ ዓለም ለኸ ፌስቲቫል ዳያስፖራ ተጋሩ


"ፕ/ት ኢሳያስ ናብ መቐለ ብመኪና ከምዝመጹ ተስፋ ይገብር" ኣይተ ጌታቸው ረዳ


"ዝኾኑ ሸፋቱ ጠብመንጃ ኣወጣዊጦም ኢሉ ድቃስ ዝስእን ትግራዋይ ክህሉ የብሉን" ኣይተ ጌታቸው ረዳ


ዓድዋ የዘመተው የምኒሊክ ጦር ቅርሶችን ሲዘርፍና ሴቶችን ሲደፍር ነበር


"ዝኾኑ ሸፋቱ ጠብመንጃ ኣወጣዊጦም ኢሉ ድቃስ ዝስእን ትግራዋይ ክህሉ የብሉን" ኣይተ ጌታቸው ረዳ


ቀጻሊ ርክብ ህዝብታት ትግራይን ኤርትራን ዝዘርጉ ዘለዉ እንመን እዮም?


ኤርትራውያንን ተጋሩን ብሓንሳብ ኣብ በዓል ጥምቀት ሑመራ ኣቤት ከጥዕመሎም (ድምፃውያን ሽመንዲ ገብረማርያም ምስ ራህዋ የማነ)


"የክልሎች ሉአላዊነት በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ሲሸረሸር እያየን ኢሀአዴግ አለ ብዬ አላምንም" መ/ር መሓሪ ዮሃንስ (ክፍል -2)


"እርቁ እውን የሚሆነው በአማራ ክልል ያሉ ሽፍቶች ለማስቆም የአማራ ክልል መንግስት ማረጋገጫ ሲሰጥ ነው" መ/ር መሓሪ ዮሃንስ (Awash Media)


ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ዘስምዕዎ መደረ - ኣብ በዓል ጥመቀት ማይጨው


ኣከባብራ በዓል ጥምቀት 2019 ኣብ ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ (Tigray Media Hous)


ታሪክ ደቡብ ትግራይ ካልኣይ ክፋል2 History of South Tigray Part II (Tigray Werqi)


ታሪክ ደቡብ ትግራይ ካልኣይ ክፋል1 History of South Tigray Part I (Tigray Werqi)


የአማራ ክልል ርእሰ መስተዳድር አቶ ገዱ አንዳርጋቸውና የትግራይ ክልል ም/ርእሰ መስተዳድር ዶ/ር ደብረጺዮን ገብረሚካኤል በጋራ የሰጡት መግለጫ (Fana)


Interview with Aite Kassa Hailemariam Reda
(Tigrai Media House)


የህዝባችንን ኑሮ ለማሻሻል ነው ዋና አጀንዳ አድርገን እየሰራን ያለነው ፤ ይህ እንዳናዳርግ የሚረብሽ አካል ግን አሁንም አለ" - ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል


መግለፂ ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ኣብ እዋናዊ ጉዳይ (Part 2 - Q & A)


መግለፂ ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ኣብ እዋናዊ ጉዳይ (Part 1)


Mekuanent Melesse Having a Great Time Entertaining the People of Atsbi Wemberta


ሳባውያን ኢና (Ze-Aman Girmay)


ተማዓራረ (Huluf Alemu & Grmawit Tadesse)

Lemn Sissay's "The Battle of Adwa", a poem

News, Articles, Opinions, Editorials...

Ethiopia: Eritrean Forces Massacre Tigray Civilians
UN Should Urgently Investigate Atrocities by All Parties
(Human Rights Watch)
"Eritrean armed forces massacred scores of civilians, including children as young as 13, in the historic town of Axum in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in November 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations should urgently establish an independent inquiry into war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in the region to pave the way for accountability, and Ethiopian authorities should grant it full and immediate access."

Ethiopia: Eritrean troops’ massacre of hundreds of Axum civilians may amount to crime against humanity (Amnesty Int.)
"Eritrean troops fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray state systematically killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in the northern city of Axum on 28-29 November 2020, opening fire in the streets and conducting house-to-house raids in a massacre that may amount to a crime against humanity, Amnesty International said today in a new report.
Amnesty International spoke to 41 survivors and witnesses – including in-person interviews with recently arrived refugees in eastern Sudan and phone interviews with people in Axum – as well as 20 others with knowledge of the events. They consistently described extrajudicial executions, indiscriminate shelling and widespread looting after Ethiopian and Eritrean troops led an offensive to take control of the city amid the conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in mid-November."

'You should have finished off the survivors': Ethiopian Army Implicated in Brutal War Crime Video (The Telegraph)
"Cameraman tells soldiers to 'finish off survivors' in exclusive video seen by Telegraph that appears to be evidence of slaughtered civilians...
The ground of the Tigrayan village is soaked with blood and dozens of bodies lie strewn in the grass. Groans can be heard from a seriously wounded man squirming on the floor between two corpses. Chatting as they wander through the aftermath of what appears to be a mass execution of civilians in the Tigray region, soldiers laugh and joke among themselves."

Eritrea’s brutal shadow war in Ethiopia laid bare (The Telegraph)
"New video backs extensive Telegraph reports pointing towards egregious abuses, including massacres and pillaging...
The extent of Eritrea's involvement in Ethiopia's brutal civil war has been exposed after an Ethiopian general was caught on camera admitting soldiers from the secretive gulag-state had been conscripted to fight in his country."

The Architecture of Death in Tigray (Yosief Gebrehiwot, AwashPost)
"The war has six targets, with the destruction, dismemberment, and subjugation of Tigray as its final goal:

  1. the wiping out of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), its leadership, and its army;
  2. the degradation of Tigray’s elite, with its higher learning institutions and schools, looted or destroyed, and many of their attendants forced to flee the towns and cities.
  3. the total destruction of Tigray’s developmental and infrastructural projects: hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, factories, businesses, farms, banks, hotels, markets, private and public buildings, etc.;
  4. the destruction of Tigray’s historical and cultural heritage, with many such sites, vandalized and destroyed and their artifacts looted;
  5. the dismembering of its territory, with about one third given to Amhara and a large section along the border to Eritrea, beyond what it has ever claimed before;
  6. the making of atrocity crimes by inducing famine and hunger through the ravages of the war and then letting it run its course unhindered."

Finding a Path to Peace in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region (Crisis Group)
"The issue of Amhara and Eritrean forces is also critically important and must be addressed. The Amhara takeover of territory within Tigray, along with Tigrayan anger at Eritrea’s role, are inflaming the situation. Addis Ababa ought to roll back the Amhara hold in south and west Tigray, so making way for Tigray’s interim administration, while curtailing Eritrea’s presence. A federal boundary commission should expedite its work assessing Amhara territorial claims, with its recommendations then forming the basis for Amhara-Tigray negotiations on the issue. African and international actors should encourage this approach, with the EU also putting pressure on Asmara – including potential aid cuts – if Isaias does not withdraw his troops. The Biden administration should repeat its call for an Eritrean withdrawal and also urge its Gulf allies, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, who have relatively strong influence over Asmara, to deliver that message to their ally"

Viewpoint: From Ethiopia’s Tigray region to Yemen, the dilemma of declaring a famine (ALEX DEWAAL)
"The UN is now quietly admitting what others – including the United States – have been saying for weeks, which is that Eritrean troops control much of Tigray. The Ethiopian and Eritrean governments continue to deny this.
Most of Tigray has been sealed off from the world since then. Aid agencies are beginning to send their staff back in, and what they describe is disturbing: hospitals ransacked, people living in fear unable to obtain food or money, deaths from hunger and treatable illnesses.
Some Tigrayans who are able to make phone calls tell of massive looting, burning of crops, and literally millions of people beyond the reach of humanitarian aid."

Ethiopia Re-enters the Abyss of War (Ethiopia Insight)
"Last time Ethiopia descended into conflict, it took 17 years to emerge. Will Ethiopia’s new leaders learn from history? The Ethiopian federal government’s “law enforcement operation” in Tigray aimed to capture the rebellious rulers in the northern regional state. Thus far, however, the core leadership is at large, and the campaign has further exposed the country’s political fragility, pushing it into the abyss of a likely long-term war."

Biden Administration Faces Mounting Pressure to Act in Ethiopian Conflict
"Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the State Department Thursday to demand the Biden administration take immediate action in Ethiopia to combat a humanitarian crisis that has left thousands dead."

Witnesses: Eritrean Soldiers Loot, Kill in Ethiopia’s Tigray (AP)
"Heartbreakingly worse, she said, Eritrean soldiers went house-to-house seeking out and killing Tigrayan men and boys, some as young as 7, then didn’t allow their burials. “They would kill you for trying, or even crying,” Zenebu told The Associated Press, using only her first name because relatives remain in Tigray."

Ethiopia’s leader must answer for the high cost of hidden war in Tigray (The Guardian)
"Abiy Ahmed should hand back his Nobel peace prize over his actions in the breakaway region that have raised the spectre of famine again... Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopia’s long-serving former foreign minister, was one of the foremost African diplomats of his generation. He was gunned down this month in Tigray by the armed forces of a lesser man – Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel peace prize winner. Some suggest it was the Eritrean military, Abiy’s allies, who killed Seyoum, although their presence in Tigray is officially denied. The circumstances of his death remain murky. As with much of the unreported, unchallenged murder and mayhem currently occurring in northern Ethiopia, murky is what Abiy prefers. When he ordered the army’s assault on the breakaway Tigray region in November, he blocked the internet, shut out aid agencies and banned journalists. It’s a conflict he claims to have won – but the emerging reality is very different. It’s a war fought in the shadows, with the outside world kept in the dark."

The ‘Peace’ That Delivered Total War Against Tigray. The Abiy-Isaias-Amhara pact was structured to result in either the complete conquest of Tigray or mutual destruction. (Yosief Gebrehiwet)
"The two leaders and the Amhara elite ecstatically welcoming the ‘peace pact’ they understood to remain confined in between themselves only with the sole purpose of creating a tripartite alliance against Tigray (with ‘Ethiopia’s stability’ in their minds); the Gulf States mediators working hard to promote and maintain ‘peace in the Horn’, primarily with an eye on keeping rivals (Qatar, Iran and Turkey) out of what they have come to increasingly consider their turf of influence (later to be defended with, it seems, United Arab Emirates drones), with the full blessing of the US, which has outsourced that job to them, with China as its rival in mind; a clueless Norwegian Nobel Committee facilitating this march to war by providing a sorely needed cover to Abiy; the UN witlessly providing the most vital component for the preparations of war by prematurely lifting the arms embargo on Eritrea; and the masses on the ground, the only ones interested in genuine peace, who nevertheless had no clue of what was coming soon to devastate them—scorched earth war and deliberate mass starvation in what is a genocide in the making."

''Choose - I kill You or Rape You': Abuse Accusations Surge in Ethiopia's War (Reuters)
"The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice. “He said: ‘Choose, either I kill you or rape you’,” the 25-year-old told Reuters at the Hamdayet refugee camp in Sudan where she had fled from conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. “The soldier ... forced a gun on her and raped her,” Limeuh, who was volunteering with the Sudanese Red Crescent, said the woman told him. "

In Memoriam: Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopian Peacemaker and Patriot (by ALEX DEWAAL)
"Seyoum Mesfin, who was killed in Tigray this week at the age of 71, was Ethiopia’s longest-serving foreign minister. His untimely death robs Ethiopia of a man who exemplified the country’s tradition of enlightened and progressive patriotism. Under other circumstances we would expect a national day of mourning and a state funeral, including national and international recognition of Seyoum’s exceptional contribution to the norms, principles and practices of peace in Africa."

‘Extreme Urgent Need’: Starvation Haunts Ethiopia’s Tigray (Washington Post)
"From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking from rivers. Shops were looted or depleted weeks ago. A local official told a Jan. 1 crisis meeting of government and aid workers that hungry people had asked for “a single biscuit.” More than 4.5 million people, nearly the region’s entire population, need emergency food, participants say. At their next meeting on Jan. 8, a Tigray administrator warned that without aid, “hundreds of thousands might starve to death” and some already had, according to minutes obtained by The Associated Press."

Who Killed Ethiopia's Respected Former Foreign Minister?
Killing of Respected Ex-Foreign Minister Needs International Investigation

"Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopia's longest-serving foreign minister (1991-2010) and a veteran Tigrayan activist, "exemplified the country's tradition of enlightened and progressive patriotism," says Alex de Waal, an academic expert on the Horn of Africa and a former adviser on Sudan to the African Union. But on January 13, the Ethiopian News Agency announced that he was one of three Tigrayan "junta senior leaders" who had been killed "in a shoot-out". De Waal writes that the killings, as part of "a pattern of systematic targeting of Tigrayans" consistent with the politics of genocide, warrant an immediate high-level international investigation."

Ethiopia Conflict: Outrage Over Damage to Tigray Mosque (Middle East Eye)
"The conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region – pitting the Ethiopian and Eritrean armies against rebel Tigray forces since 4 November – has caused concern over its humanitarian toll, with tens of thousands of Ethiopians fleeing to neighbouring Sudan and allegations surfacing of violent crimes against civilians. In recent weeks, outrage has poured in on social media as news emerged that the conflict had also touched one of the region’s most revered religious heritage sites: the historical al-Nejashi mosque in the area of Wukro."


Ethiopia’s worsening crisis threatens regional, Mideast security
With the Horn of Africa increasingly becoming an integral part of the Middle East’s security landscape, the fallout from Ethiopia's current crisis will have a significant impact on states of the region..

"The Gulf Arabs recognize a strategic reality that has eluded the stove-piped US foreign and security policy bureaucracy for too long: The Horn of Africa is an integral part of the Middle East’s security landscape, and increasingly so. No country demonstrates this more clearly than Ethiopia. That country’s escalating internal crises pose an increasingly grave threat not only to the country’s citizens but to international peace and security and to the interests of the United States and its partners in the Middle East, principally Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).... The armed confrontation that erupted Nov. 3 between the federal government and the regional government in Tigray state precipitated what Abiy characterized as a “domestic law enforcement operation.” The involvement of Eritrean combat forces, however, as well as the federal government’s use of airstrikes, mechanized ground units and ethnic militias undermines the credibility of that characterization. Similarly, assertions that the operation has succeeded in stabilizing Tigray is belied by the persistent violence in the region; a worsening humanitarian emergency; the government’s unwillingness to allow adequate access for a humanitarian response; and reports of severe human rights abuses, including of Eritrean refugees in Tigray being killed or forcibly returned to Eritrea."


Australian Ethiopians call for action on humanitarian crisis in Tigray region

"For months, Ethiopians in Australia have been living in fear for the country as a humanitarian crisis driven by continuing armed conflict continues to ravage the Tigray region. ... 'I just don't feel Ethiopian anymore with what's happening to my people in Tigray [which is both a state and ethnic group in Ethiopia] at the moment,' she said. 'It's just really hard to identify with being Ethiopian when my people are essentially going through a genocide right now and being silenced..


Is Ethiopia the Next Yugoslavia?
A country that once seemed to hold great promise for peaceful democratization has descended into conflict. Here’s what could happen next.

"The war in Tigray has received most of the attention this year—but there is another taking place in cyberspace, as Ayenat Mersie argued in September. As fraught negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile threatened to lead to conflict with downstream countries like Sudan and Egypt, the online war took off—posing concrete problems for traditional diplomacy. “[S]urging nationalist sentiment means that it’s harder for officials to agree to, and for the public to accept, compromise,” Mersie wrote. “[M]uch of the online rhetoric remains maximalist, even rejecting items that have already been unanimously decided … raising the possibility that the online tensions and attacks may not subside anytime soon.”"


Amid Misinformation and Suppressed Free Speech, Ethiopian Conflict Erodes Abiy's Credibility

"As 2020 draws to a close, the terrible toll of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region is coming into sharper focus. The human costs continue to mount; the United Nations estimates that 1.3 million people need emergency assistance as a result of the conflict, and over 50,000 people have fled to neighboring Sudan. Eritrean refugees that had fled to Ethiopia have reportedly been attacked, in some cases forcibly repatriated. UN agencies remain unable to access some areas with humanitarian relief. And despite the federal government’s assertion that the military operation ended in late November, some fighting clearly continues. The overall number of civilians killed remains unknown. The toll on regional stability will only become apparent over time, but it is already clear that Sudan’s fragile transition is suffering new perils as a result of the conflict in Ethiopia. "


MIND OVER MATTER: Abiy Ahmed’s aim to ‘Pentecostalize Ethiopian politics’

"Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is vital to any deeper understanding of the present crisis in Ethiopia, and particularly of a war between the federal government and the Tigrayan authorities, which threatens to lay waste to the country and destabilize the Horn of Africa.
...
None of the foreign officials who have met the premier, none of the Ethiopian academics, researchers, experts, or politicians who have worked closely with him or spoken with him at length, have agreed to speak on the record, for fear of reprisals except one. But, privately, these outsiders are almost unanimous."


Mind over matter: Abiy Ahmed’s aim to “Pentecostalize Ethiopian politics”

"The premier believes the power of positive thinking can help him save Ethiopia."

Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is vital to any deeper understanding of the present crisis in Ethiopia, and particularly of a war between the federal government and the Tigrayan authorities, which threatens to lay waste to the country and destabilize the Horn of Africa.

None of the foreign officials who have met the premier, none of the Ethiopian academics, researchers, experts, or politicians who have worked closely with him or spoken with him at length, have agreed to speak on the record, for fear of reprisals except one. But, privately, these outsiders are almost unanimous. First, they say, Abiy lacks political and historical knowledge. But the remote origins of the crisis in Ethiopia stem from opposing narratives around the country’s imperial history.

More precisely, his speeches and positioning suggest a stereotypical conception of history, rather than a sound and thorough knowledge. Second, they note that his fundamentalist Pentecostalist faith is not a private matter. He belongs to the Mulu Wongel (Full Gospel) Believers Movement, which claims 4.5 million Ethiopian members. According to almost all the interviewees, his faith dictates his political vision and actions. A few among the Ethiopian interviewees believe that he brazenly exploits this faith to reinforce his legitimacy. They agree with a diaspora analyst who argues that “Abiy has deliberately crafted a deceptive ethos as a persuasive tool”.
December 24, 2020 by René Lefort (Ethiopia Insight)


U.N. Aims to Get Rights Team to Ethiopia's Tigray

"The United Nations is striving to get a team on the ground to investigate alleged human rights violations including a mass killing in Ethiopia's Tigray, described by the U.N. rights chief as one of many 'appalling' human rights abuses that could amount to war crimes."


Diplomatic escalation, military reinforcements by Sudan following Ethiopian ‘aggression’

"Sudanese military sources confirmed to Mada Masr that bloody clashes took place after a series of ambushes were set up by Ethiopian forces. But the area was evacuated quickly after Sudan deployed more military forces on the ground. The sources added that the Ethiopian army, backed by Amhara militias, was involved in attacks and artillery shelling against defenseless Sudanese farmers and herders. "


A gulf of difference: How the UAE and Egypt’s close coordination fell apart and what’s next

"The open-source investigative platform Bellingcat confirmed the presence of Chinese-produced drones at the UAE’s military base in Assab, Eritrea, and according to three Egyptian officials and a European diplomat briefed on affairs in the Horn of Africa, the UAE has used the base to launch drones into Tigray, while also providing cross-border support for the Ethiopian military."

Are Emirati Armed Drones Supporting Ethiopia from an Eritrean Air Base
"Satellite imagery obtained by Bellingcat suggests that the United Arab Emirates air base in Assab, Eritrea is indeed home to drones consistent with China’s Wing Loong II model of armed uncrewed aerial vehicles. The imagery, provided by Planet Labs, shows a drone with a wingspan of just over 20 metres, matching the features of the drone model produced by China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group."


Before the War: How Ethiopia's Unelected Leader Was Groomed to Destroy the Country

"Under Abiy’s rule, political violence and assassinations have turned Ethiopia from a once stable, peaceful giant of African development into a basket-case of failure and insecurity... Only months after Abiy became prime minister through parliamentary horse-trading, Simegnew Bekele, the chief engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam across the Blue Nile, was assassinated."


Before the War: How Ethiopia's Unelected Leader Was Groomed to Destroy the Country

"Last month, the federal government of Ethiopia attacked the newly elected provincial government in the country’s northern Tigray region. Acting prime minister, Abiy Ahmed said the reason for the military action was in response to a raid on a federal army base within Tigray by the regional government as part of its plan to secede. But there’s much more going on behind the scenes than what’s reported by Abiy; and much more behind his rise to power too."


Red Sea Rivalries: A Conflict of Interests - Narrated by David Strathairn - Full Episode (A good overview of the politics of the Horn and the Middleeast)


External intervention and political developments in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia: Fears mount for Tigray's civilians
"Accounts of civilian casualties have been emerging from Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region. Humanitarian organizations are increasingly worried about living conditions for the survivors of the conflict."

Mekelle’s plight: A doctor’s account of Ethiopia’s Tigray war
"Doctor at regional capital’s main hospital offers dramatic account of dire medical shortages, threat of starvation and widespread fear during the conflict."

As War Goes On in Ethiopia, Ethnic Harassment Is on the Rise
"Ethnic Tigray people all over the country report an increase in discrimination and abuse from the authorities... To tell the truth, I’m not Ethiopian ... I’m Tigrayan now."

Alarm as Ethiopia returns refugees who fled Tigray fighting
"In a development the United Nations called “disturbing,” Ethiopia on Friday said it is returning thousands of refugees who ran from camps in its Tigray region as war swept through, putting them on buses back to the border area with Eritrea, the country the refugees originally fled."


ቅያ (ካብ ማህደር ታሪኽ)፡ ተጋዳላይ ዶ/ር ኣታኽልቲ ቀፀላ ኣበይን ከመይን ተሰዊኡ
The History of the People of Tigrai, their Bravery and Sacrifice is being Repeated (MUST WATCHE)


“ፋሽሽታዊ ኣብይ ንኢሳያስ ዘገበረሉ ናይ ሓግዘኒ ፃውዒት ተቐቢሉ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ደብዳብ ብምክያድ ዳግማይ ክሕደት ይፍፅም ኣሎ፡:” ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን


ሰበር ዜና ኣዘዝትን ኣባላትን ሰራዊት ምክልኻል እዚ ሰሜን ምስ ህዝብን መንግስትን ትግራይ ተሰሊፎም ንምቅላስ ወሲኖም።


ሰበር ዜና የሰሜን እዝ ጦር አዛዦችና አባላት ህገ ወጥ የአብይ ቡድን በመቃወም ከ ትግራይ ህዝብና መንግስት ጎን መሰለፋቸው አስታወቁ።


የትግራይ ክልል ርእስ መስተዳደር ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል በወቅታዊ ጉዳይ አስመልክተው የሰጡት መግለጫ


"ትግራይ መዐንደሪት መድሐርሐርቲ ኣይትኸውንን መቕበሪቶም እምበር" ርእሰ ምምሕዳር ብ/ክ/መ/ትግራይ ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል

Tigrai Votes


ሕቶ ህዝብን ዝንጉዕ ስጉምቲ ምምሕዳር (TMH Guest: ሙሉ ሰንደቕ)


ሕቶ ህዝብን ዝንጉዕ ስጉምቲ ምምሕዳር (TMH Guest: ሙሉ ሰንደቕ)

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS: TOWARDS TIGRAY STATEHOOD?
by Professor KJETIL TRONVOLL (Addis Standard)


"ትግራይ መረፃ ግድን ክተካይድ እያ" ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ዝሃብዎ ሙሉእ መግለፂ


"ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ ጦርነት እንደማንፈራ ደግመን እናስታውሰዋለን" ስዬ አብርሃ (EthioForum)


ትግራይ ሃገር እያ ኢልኩም ኣውጁ! ደብሪፅ ኣብ በዓል ለካቲት! (Laza Tigrigna)


የአብይ ጉዞና የኤርትራ አዲስ ፍላጎት (TMH)

Lost Ethiopian Town Comes from an Ancient Empire that Rivalled Rome (New Scientist)

Why Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party could be bad news for Ethiopia
The new pan-Ethiopian party created to replace the EPRDF coalition risks bringing the country to the edge of an abyss. (AlJazeera)


ህወሓት ኣብ ዛዕባ ውህደት ብዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገብረሚካኤል (DW TV)

Ethiopia's ruling coalition agrees to form single party ahead of 2020 vote (Reuters)

Tigray bloc rejects 'unlawful' merger of Ethiopia ruling coalition (AfricaNews)

TPLF CITES LEGAL, PROCEDURAL SHORTFALLS TO DECLINE MERGER (Addis Standard)

Ethiopia referendum: Sidama poll could test Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (BBC)


Exclusive Interview with Getachew Reda (Part II - Tigrai Media House)


Exclusive Interview with Getachew Reda: 'ኢትዮጵያ ለውጭ ባለሃብቶች ለቅርጫ የቀረበች አገር ሁናለች' (Part I - Tigrai Media House)

Revolutionary Democracy Is Passé to Ethiopia's Ruling Party (Bloomberg)


ካብ ማእኸላይ ኮሚቴ ህወሓት ዝተወሃበ መግለፂ (Tigrai TV)

Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize (New York Times)

Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain "colonial era" grip over Nile (Reuters)

Egypt says 'deadlock' in Nile dam talks with Ethiopia (Al Jazeera English)


መግለፂ ቅዋም ውድብ ህወሓት! (DW TV)

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed weeps for general killed in 'coup bid' (BBC)


ሰበር ዜና - ብርጋዴል ጄነራል አሳምነው ጽጌ | General Asaminew Tsige (EthioTimes)


ጄ/ል አሳምነው ፅጌ በተኩስ ልውውጥ ተገደሉ፣ የፌዴራል ፖሊስ መግለጫ ሰጠ (Mereja TV)

Ethiopia's Living Churches – in pictures (The Guardian)


ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ሽፋን ፀረ ዲሞክራሲ ትግራይ ክኸውን የብሉን - መሓሪ ዮሃንስ (ላዛ ትግርኛ Laza Tigrigna)


28ኛ ዓመት የግንቦት 20 በዓልን አስመልክቶ የተዘጋጀ ወቅታዊና ሃገራዊ ውይት Part 2


28ኛ ዓመት የግንቦት 20 በዓልን አስመልክቶ የተዘጋጀ ወቅታዊና ሃገራዊ ውይይት Part 1

Eritreans have peace, now they want freedom "On this year's Independence Day, Eritreans are dreaming of a post-Afwerki Eritrea." (AlJazeera)


"ቆራዲድ ኣማሓደርቲ ተነቒሎም ሕቶና ክሳብ ዝምለስ ክንቃለስ ኢና" ነበርቲ ገረዓልታ

Ethiopia Hit by Power Cuts (BBC)

Ethiopia's garment workers make clothes for some of the world's largest clothing brands but get paid the lowest (CNN)

‘We don’t want another messiah’: Newly vocal Ethiopians debate an uncertain future (The Washingto Post)

Dozens Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Ethiopi (TRT World)


ዘተ ሰብ ሕድሪ ምስ ነበርቲ ከተማ ውቕሮ Part II


ዘተ ሰብ ሕድሪ ምስ ነበርቲ ከተማ ውቕሮ Part I

More key evidence found in Ethiopia air crash (The Enquirer)

ቃለ ምልልስ “ለችግሮቹ ተጠያቂዎች ኢህአዴግና መንግስት ናቸው” (Part II)
“አንዳንዱ የራያ እና የወልቃይት ጉዳይ ስለተነሳ፣ የድንበር ኮሚሽኑ፤ እኛን የሚጐዳ ይመስለዋል። እዛ ላይ ችግር የለብንም፤ በህዝቡ ውሳኔ መገመት እንችላለን፤ ህዝቡ ምን እንደሚወስን ብዙ የምንጠራጠረው ነገር የለም። እኛ ህገመንግስቱ ተጣሰ ያልነው፣ ስለ ራያ እና ወልቃይት ለመከላከል አይደለም።" ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ከኣዲስ (ኣዲስ ኣድማስ)

ቃለ ምልልስ ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን “ከህደት ተፈፀሞብናል” ይላሉ (Part I)
"በአገራችን ብዙ ግምገማዎችን አከናውነናል የችግሮች ምንጭ ያልነው የሁሉንም ድርጅቶች አመራርን ነው። ችግሩ የጋራ ነው ብለናል። በቅርብ ጊዜ የምንሠማው ግን የሁሉም ችግር ምንጭ ህወሓት ነው የሚል ነው። ከዛም አልፎ ትግራይ ነው ወደሚል ሄደ። ይሄ ከተገመገመው ውጪ ነው። ጥፋቱ የአንድ ፓርቲ ብቻ ተደርጎ፣ እኛ ንፁህ ነን የሚል ንግግር በአደባባይ ነው የሰማነው። አራታችን የድርጅት መሪዎች እንደተወያየነው የሚልየለም፤ ለዚህ ነው ክህደት ተፈፅሞብናል የምንለው።" ዶ/ር ደብረፅዮን ገ/ሚካኤል ከኣዲስ (ኣዲስ ኣድማስ)

In-depth analysis: Can Ethiopia make the transition to stability?
"The future offers three realistic scenarios: the first is that Ethiopia will transition to a consensus federal democracy of a kind it has never previously had; the second would be a move to a confederate system with a weak central government; the third suggests a fragmentation of the state due to hostility between mutually antagonistic popular movements. The first of these scenarios cannot sustain itself without economic growth, which in turn requires political stability. The only viable options for now therefore are either to maintain the existing consensus-based federalist democracy, or to continue with a version of it – what is developing in practice as a form of confederated system under which the federal government is increasingly weakened and exercises limited powers. As previously noted, in the latter case leaders of the federal government would act as coordinator rather than commander." (Eritrea Hub - by MARTIN PLAUT)


መደረ ወ/ሮ ፈትለ ወርቅ ገ/ሄር ምክትል ኣዶ ወንበር ህወሓት :ለካቲት 11 ኣዲስ ኣበባ


ጄ/ል ጻድቃን ከ17 አመት በኋላ ከሰራዊቱ ጋር ዳግም ተገናኙ


የአስተዳደር ወሰን እና የማንነት ኮሚሽን የክልሎች ስልጣን የሚጋፋና የፌደሬሽን ምክር ቤት ሃላፊነት የሚነጥቅ ነው ሲሉ የተፎካካሪ ፓርቲ ኣባላት ተናገሩ።


"የፍትሕ ሰቆቃ" ከሓቅ የራቀ ዶክመንተሪ መሆኑን በአዲስ አበባ ታራሚዎች የነበሩ ምስክርነታችው ሰጡ (DW TV)


"አብይን ምን በድለነው ነው ከተጋሩ ጋር የሚላተመው?" (መሓሪ ዮሃንስ Part II, awrambaTimes)


አገራዊው የፖለቲካ ለውጥ በትግራይ ብሄርተኛ ኤሊቶች አይን (መሓሪ ዮሃንስ Part I, awrambaTimes)

Eritrea: 'I just sometimes wonder who is left inside the country.' Hundreds of people continue to pour out of Eritrea every day into neighboring Ethiopia. The reopening of the border in September and the peace deal ending two decades of war have raised hopes in some quarters of an improved human rights situation in Eritrea. But the head of the world's largest Muslim charity, Naser Haghamed, who fled the country as a young teenager, worries that it will be crippled by the ongoing exodus. (INFOMIGRANTS.net)


Interview with Dr Debretsion Part I


Interview with Dr Debretsion Part II


Interview with Dr Debretsion Part III


122ኛው የአድዋ ድል በዓል አከባበር በአድዋ…የካቲት 23/2010 ዓ.ም

Mass Media

UN alleges war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray, urges Eritrea exit
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres leads call for Eritrean troops to leave but Security Council fails to reach consensus.
(AlJazeera)
"UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined calls for the Eritrean troops to leave Tigray, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday, while the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging an investigation into the situation."

We Can No Longer Deny the Atrocities in Ethiopia (Alex Duwaal)
"We know enough to have reasonable fear that a crime and a tragedy on a truly enormous scale is unfolding. We can be grimly confident that Isaias doesn’t want the world to know about his campaign of extermination so that he can create a fait accompli and bargain over the aftermath. We can be sadly sure that Abiy is at minimum complicit in starvation and mass killing and that his reassurances are fantasy. There can be no more indulging him with the benefit of the doubt. We shouldn’t have to wait until we count the dead children before declaring famine or confirm the mass graves before we call out crimes against humanity. If the worst is indeed happening, we won’t be able to say we didn’t know."

Massacre in the Mountains.
They thought they'd be safe at a church.
Then the soldiers arrived
(CNN)
"Abraham began burying the bodies in the morning and didn't stop until nightfall.
The corpses, some dressed in white church robes drenched in blood, were scattered in arid fields, scrubby farmlands and a dry riverbed. Others had been shot on their doorsteps with their hands bound with belts. Among the dead were priests, old men, women, entire families and a group of more than 20 Sunday school children, some as young as 14, according to eyewitnesses, parents and their teacher."

Eritrea’s Silent War (ALEX DEWAAL)
"Isseyas’s method has been to create brute facts on the ground and not to enter into any discussion. His strategy is to outlast his enemies, and to make himself the indispensable center of an axis of autocracy in the Horn and Red Sea."

Somalia’s Disassembled State (ALEX DEWAAL)
‘Thirty years after the overthrow of President Mohamed Siad Barre, Somalia is in a new interregnum. This time, most of the Somali political elite share a consensus on the next step—dialogue.’

Hunger deaths aren’t simply about famine or no famine (ALEX DEWAAL)
‘Focus on loss of life – and urgently trying to prevent it – rather than whether a famine has been declared.’

Refugees International Calls for Urgent Intervention in Ethiopia
"The humanitarian situation in Tigray is rapidly deteriorating, and the international community must urgently intervene."

TIGRAY REGION INTERIM ADMIN OFFICIAL ADMITS DEATH OF 13 DUE TO LACK OF FOOD; SAYS CRISIS SCALE “UNPRECEDENTED” IN REGION’S HISTORY

Churches and mosques in Tigray 'vandalised and looted' in Ethiopian purge

UN Rushing to Relocate Ethiopian Refugees Away From Sudanese Border

Report: Images Show Latest 'Attack' on Ethiopia Refugee Camp

At least 5 dead in Sudan border attack as tensions with Ethiopia escalate


Ethiopia Conflict: Outrage Over Damage to Tigray Mosque
(Martin Plaut)

The Secret War in Tigray (Ethiopian Insight)

Ethiopia’s war in Tigray shows no signs of abating, despite government’s victory claims. (The Washington Post)

For Ethiopia’s Diaspora, Seeking News Amid Communication Blackout is a Challenge
The search for verified, accurate news on the conflict was hampered by authorities preventing many international media organizations from accessing the conflict zone and disruptions to phone and internet connections that resulted in an information blackout. And Ethiopians from the country’s roughly 3 million diaspora found themselves looking to other, often unreliable sources of information found on social media. (VOA)

RULING PARTY MEMBERS SPEAK OF NEED TO REPEAT TIGRAY MILITARY OPERATION IN BENISHANGUL GUMUZ AS AMHARA REGION GOV’T, NAMA RAMP-UP CALLS FOR ACTIONS
Head of the Amhara regional state communication affairs office, issued a blistering statement regarding the security crisis in Benishangul Gumuz regional state in which he declared “the second chapter of the struggle” against armed groups operating in the region. (Addis Standard)

OP-ED: ENDING ETHIOPIA’S ARMED CONFLICTS: A MODEST PROPOSAL
A war of visions can only be resolved only through a comprehensive and all-inclusive dialogue, the first step towards which would be the recognition that there can be no military solution to the war of visions. (Addis Standard)

Why there are fears that Ethiopia could break up (BBC)

Ethiopia Bars Journalists From Flying to Tigray Regional Vote, Passengers Say (New York Times)

Journalists Say They Were Barred from Traveling to Cover Ethiopian Regional Election (VOA)

Preaching unity but flying solo, Abiy’s ambition may stall Ethiopia’s transition (Ethiopian Insight)

Ethiopia: Vendor killed, musician injured after police attack opposition supporters in Oromia (Amnesty International)

Ethiopia Quarantines Four Persons Over Coronavirus (TodaysNewsAfrica)

Ethiopia: Authorities crack down on opposition supporters with mass arrests (Amnesty International)

Plague of locusts ravages harvests in Somalia and Ethiopia (NBC News)

In Collecting Nobel Prize, Ethiopia’s Leader Plans to Sidestep Media
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is too busy and too humble for news conferences, his spokeswoman says, but observers say he’s avoiding scrutiny over trouble at home. (New York Times)

DANGEROUS INTERREGNUM: THE ANATOMY OF ETHIOPIA’S MISMANAGED TRANSITION (Prof Ezekiel Gebissa, forAddis Standard)

Efforts to End Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Draw Criticism from Within (VOA)

Ethiopia's Ruling Coalition Agrees to Form Single Party Ahead of 2020 Vote (US News)

Jawar Mohammed, Prominent Abiy critic says to stand in Ethiopia election (AFP)

Eritreans wait in vain for change after peace with Ethiopia (AFP)

The challenges of navigating Ethiopia's new media landscape (AlJazeera)

Protests Spread After Standoff at Ethiopian Activist's Home (VOA)

Protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region Call Security Into Question (VOA)

Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home (Reuters)

SEE ALSO:

Ethiopia protesters burn Nobel winner Abiy Ahmed's book (BBC)

Ethiopia: Youth gather at Jawar Mohammed's house to show support (AlJazeera)

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Faces Protests After Activist's Late-Night Standoff (NPR)

Abiy Ahmed: No force can stop Ethiopia from building dam (BBC)

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for a baffling reason (The Washington Post)

Is al-Shabab looking to Ethiopia? (DW)

'Killing without any reason': Deaths in rural Ethiopia spark outcry (Mail&Guardian)

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize Tilt Ethiopia’s Election?
Western leaders long saw the authoritarian Meles Zenawi as an indispensable ally. Now, they’ve found a new hero in Abiy Ahmed. But is the Nobel Prize an effort to make amends or influence Ethiopia’s political future?
(FP)

Armed attack in Ethiopia leaves 16 dead, including women and children
(Zinhua)

Leaders of Egypt and Ethiopia to meet on Nile dam standoff: Sisi
(Reuters)

Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice Party ends honeymoon, criticize gov’t
(borkena.com)

Ethiopian police teargas protesters in Amhara: local party official
(Reuters)

Muruts Beyene: Living in the Ethiopia-Eritrea Borderland
(Al Jazeera English)

In Ethiopia, a forgotten refugee in her own land
(Al Jazeera English)

Ethiopia's TPLF demands clarity on 2020 elections, blasts ADP over 'coup'
(africaNews)

Eritrea and Ethiopia - a Year of Peace, a Year of Dashed Hopes
(allAfrica)


Ethiopian-Israelis Protest for 3rd Day After Fatal Police Shooting

(The New York Times)

Clashes as Ethiopian Israelis protest over police shooting
(BBC)

Ethiopia’s army chief, 3 other officials killed in renegade general’s coup attempt, government says
(The Washington Post)

Ethiopia army chief shot dead in 'coup bid' attacks (BBC)

Eritrea's seizure of Roman Catholic Church properties criticised
(BBC News)

U.S. Should Acknowledge Critical Challenges for Ethiopia’s Transition
(Council on Foreign Relations)

Ethiopia Finally Has Its Internet Back
(VOA)

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts
(BBC News)

30 MORE CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN ERITREA—RENOUNCE YOUR FAITH OR GO TO JAIL
(Lindy Lowry, OpenDoors USA)

30 Christians Detained as Brutal Authoritarian Crackdown Continues in Eritrea "The ‘North Korea of Africa’ - The latest police action comes less than two weeks after police detained some 140 Christians as they celebrated their Independence Day from Ethiopia." (FaithWire.com)

Gay Tour Group Stirs Controversy in Ethiopia (VOA)

Eritrea Arrested 141 Christians During Gathering

The story of Oromo slaves bound for Arabia who were taken to South Africa (Quartz Africa)

Ethiopia’s Economic Miracle Is an Environmental Tragedy (The Nation)

China Agrees to Invest $1.8bn in Ethiopia’s Power Grid (Global Construction Review, GCR)

Experts Begin Examining Ethiopia Jet Cockpit Recorder (US.News)

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster (The New York Times)

How a major anti-colonial victory divided Ethiopia
If Adwa is to serve as a value-based foundation for the new Ethiopia, Ethiopians should remember its defining significance. They should acknowledge some of its problematic consequences and refuse to succumb to the temptation of glorifying or romanticising a controversial figure like Emperor Menelik II. (Awol K Allo - Aljazeera)

Eritrean Press: Reporting on Africa's most secretive state He's the editor of a popular Facebook page that provides news from a country with one of the world's worst records on press freedom. But not even the journalists who write for him know his real identity. (BBC)

Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council Condemns two separate attacks on Mosques in South Gonder (Addis Standard)

Ethiopia privatisation plan gets underway Ethio Telecom as the first of four major state corporations to be sold to private investors. (The EastAfrican)

How Ethiopia got its grain back (The Washington Post)

With Ethiopia's Border Open, Why Are Eritreans Still Fleeing to Sudan Over the last two decades, hundreds of thousands of Eritreans – around 12% of the entire population – have fled Africa’s “Hermit Kingdom”. They have braved an official “shoot to kill” policy at the closed borders to escape into either Sudan or Ethiopia and embarked on perilous trips... (Rights in Exile)

Ethiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold (BBC)

Watch: Eritrean kids reunite with refugee mother after 8 years (loop)

Ethiopia Says Economy Imbalanced, Needs Corrective Actions
State is reducing expenditure on expensive projects like roads (Bloomberg)

'Murder an Ethiopian, Get a Promotion:' Thousands Rally Against Police Brutality in Tel Aviv (HAARETZ)

Former President of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohammed Omer, has been charged for inciting violence (africaNews)

Ethiopia: Climbing Mount Uncertainty by RENÉ LEFORT (openDemocracy.net)
"Tigray is the only region that remains globally calm, probably the only one where the local authorities are not contested and are even respected. The entire political space is in the hands of the TPLF. It is the only party that is currently organized, almost unanimously supported, and has real political substance."

Ethiopia's Oromia state signs ceasefire deal with OLF (africaNews)

Ethiopia arrests ex-govt minister Bereket Simon over corruption (africaNews)

How hundreds of Syrians found refuge in Ethiopia (aljazeera)

The OLF is dead, but its Oromo struggle lives (Ethiopia Insight)

Ethiopia Says 60 Al Shabaab Insurgents Killed In Kismayo (NBE)

After ambush, Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabaab in Somalia (CBC.ca)

See the Incredible "Church Forests" of Ethiopia (National Geographic)

Ethiopia Allows Almost 1 Million Refugees to Leave Camps, Go to Work (VOA)

Ethiopia fuel squeeze and Djibouti's continued economic importance (africaNews)

Ethiopia nabs over 800 returnee OLF fighters disturbing Oromia (africaNews)

ብራቮ ገዱ፣ ቪቫ ደብረጽዮን | ከበኃይሉ ሚዴቅሳ ፍስሃጽዮን (news.et)

Ethiopia army airstrikes on OLF is 'fake news' - Oromia government (africaNews)

Returned Ethiopia Rebels Say Army Targets Them With Gunships (Bloomberg)

Ethiopia's ethnic conflicts destabilise Abiy's reforms

Ethiopia army executing airstrikes against OLF in western Oromia (africaNews.com)

"ሁለት አማራጭ አለን ወይ ተያይዞ መጥፋት ወይም አብሮ ማደግ" ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓቢይ አሕመድ (news.et)

የኦነግና የመንግስት፡ የአቶ ደውድ ኢብሳና የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ውዝግብ… (news.et)

ባለፉት ስድስት ወራት በትግራይ ክልል በማምረቻ ኢንዱስትሪ ለመሰማራት ፍላጎት የሚያሳዩ ባለሀብቶች ቁጥር ካለፈው ዓመት ተመሳሳይ ጊዜ ጋር ሲነፃፀር በሁለት ዕጥፍ ብልጫ አሳይቷል (news.et)

የወልቃይት ጉዳይ በኤርትራ በኩል ዞሮ መጣ (news.et)

Two Slave Brothers Birthed Africa’s Oldest State Church - The history of the Axum Empire and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. (Christianity Today)