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Ethiopia’s Government Appears to be Wielding Hunger as a Weapon a Rebel Region is Being Starved Into Submission

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 21, 2021

Ethiopia’s Government Appears to be Wielding Hunger as a Weapon a Rebel Region is Being Starved Into Submission

After two months of war, Tigray faces starvation. Ethiopia’s government appears to be blocking food deliveries to the region

From The Economist

Ethiopia has suffered famines in the past. Many foreigners know this; in 1985 about one-third of the world’s population watched a pop concert to raise money for starving Ethiopians. What is less well understood is that poor harvests lead to famine only when malign rulers allow it. It was not the weather that killed perhaps 1million people in 1983-85. It was the policies of a Marxist dictator, Mengistu Haile Mariam, who forced peasants at gunpoint onto collective farms. Mengistu also tried to crush an insurgency in the northern region of Tygray by burning crops, destroying grain stores and slaughtering livestock. When the head of his own government’s humanitarian agency begged him for cash to feed the starving, he dismissed him with a memorably callous phrase: “Don’t let these petty human problems…consume you.”

Things were supposed to be different under Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister who was hailed as a reformer when he took charge in 2018, and who won the Nobel peace prize the following year. Yet once again it looks as if hunger is being used as a weapon in Africa’s second-most-populous nation. And once again the scene of the horror is Tygray Since fighting broke out in November between federal forces and those of Tiggrai’s rebellious former ruling party, perhaps 2 million out of 6 million Tygrayans are thought to have fled their homes. Many could now starve because the government has let so little food into the region.

Source

👉 Journalist shot dead in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, relative says

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Witness on Ethiopia and Eritrean Troops Killing and Raping in Axum – “I Had to Step over Dead Bodies”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 21, 2021

An American witness, who was in Axum during the war, reports that water and electricity went out in Axum on November 2, prior to the start of hostilities on November 3 and 4. As a result people in Axum did not see any news.

A few days later people arrived from Humera. They told them that they came because of the war, that their houses had been destroyed, and people had been killed.

The witness states that a few days later shooting started when Eritrean soldiers entered Axum with tanks.

They came in their thousands and killed whoever stood in their way. There were dead bodies all over the city: “I had to step over dead bodies to get there. The entire city from the bus station to the park was covered in bodies.” Many civilians were killed when St. Michael church was shelled.

The witness states that the Eritrean soldiers said they had been told to kill, to kill all Tigrayan males over the age of four. The soldiers said they were told to kill all males so that they would not come to take revenge in the future.

According to the witness soldiers fired indiscriminately at anyone. They killed people without warning. People were not given any warning. The soldiers just fired on everything.

The witness states that Eritrean troops killed soldiers, priests, farmers, and burned crops. The Eritrean troops forced farmers and priests to slaughter their own animals and they killed the farmers if they refused to do so.

The Eritrean soldiers stole medicine from health facilities and destroyed the infrastructure. They broke glass windows and stole everything they could.

The witness states that she heard of old women and young girls being raped.

According to the witness, people of Axum sought refuge in the Mariam Zion Church.

The witness states Eritrean soldiers were completely in charge of the situation in Axum and that Ethiopian soldiers watched and did nothing to stop the violence and the killing. The Ethiopian soldiers were fired at if they tried to stop Eritrean soldiers who were looting.

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