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A Pogrom is Happening in Ethiopia | የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ/ ፖግሮም በኢትዮጵያ እየተከናወነ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 28, 2021

ዋው! “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ ክርስቲያን ነኝ” ከሚለው ግብዝ ወገን ይልቅ አስከፊው ሁኔታ በባዕዳውያኑ ዘንድ የተሻለ እውቅና አግኝቷል!

“ኢትዮጵያ የራሷን ዜጎች በግፍ እየገደለች ነው !”“Ethiopia is killing its own citizens, wantonly.”

በትግራይ የሚካሄደውን ጭፍጨፋ ለማስቆም እና አቶ ዓብይን ለፍርድ ለማቅረብ ጊዜው አሁን ነው።

It is Past Time to Stop The Slaughter in Tigray and to Bring Mr. Abiy to Justice.”

An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region holds her child under a World Food Programme banner in a on the Sudan-Ethiopia border on Dec. 15, 2020.

Ethiopia is killing its own citizens, wantonly. That is chilling, but true: By attempting to extirpate Ethiopians of Tigrayan ethnicity and heritage, Ethiopia’s military and government stands accused of purposeful ethnic cleansing, a precursor to all-out genocide, as outlawed by the UN convention against genocide.

Upholders of world order, such as Canada, should immediately refer the atrocities in the Tigrayan region of Ethiopia to the International Criminal Court so that its investigators can examine the massacres and prepare prosecutions. Additionally, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm, championed by a Canadian-instigated commission and adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2005 to end a slaughter of the innocents, should now be invoked.

Late last year, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed decided that leaders from the Tigray region – and apparently, by extension, all Tigrayans – had undermined his authority by defying the central government and holding a vote for its local legislative assembly. As punishment, Mr. Abiy sent the military to invade the small northern region of Tigray.

Only 6 per cent of Ethiopians are Tigrayans, but Mr. Abiy – whose Oromo ethnic group is the largest in the country, comprising 34 per cent of the population – had seemingly decided that their very existence threatened his control of 110 million Ethiopians.

Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province are pictured at a reception centre in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province, on November 17, 2020. – Around 25,000 Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have crossed into neighbouring Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported, as the UN said it was working to find them shelter. (Photo by Ebrahim HAMID / AFP)

Mr. Abiy promised that the campaign would be short and surgical, but that’s not how events have played out. Because telephone service and the internet have been mostly cut off since November in Tigray, no one really knows how many Tigrayans have been maimed or killed by the Ethiopian army and how much of Tigray has been destroyed. However, smuggled reports indicate that thousands have died in combat and collaterally; despite Mr. Abiy’s claims to the contrary, doctors in the main hospital in Mekelle, Tigray’s provincial capital, have said that indiscriminate shelling has killed civilians. At least 50,000 Tigrayans have fled across the Sudanese border into squalid refugee camps. About 4.5 million of Tigray’s six million inhabitants desperately need emergency food aid, and some will soon starve.

Two weeks ago, the military executed Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopia’s former long-time foreign minister; at least 47 of 167 prominent Tigrayans on a most-wanted list have also been killed or captured. About 750 civilians huddling in a cathedral in the historic town of Aksum were reportedly massacred. Widespread raping is alleged, especially in Mekelle. Troops are still scouring the jagged Tembien mountains for remaining Tigrayan leaders, taking no prisoners.

Tigrayans, who were once mainstays of the country’s army, air force, sections of the civil service and Ethiopian Airlines (which was headed by a Tigrayan who has since been refused permission to fly), have been marginalized even beyond Tigray’s borders. It has the appearance of a pogrom.

The underlying cause of Mr. Abiy’s sudden hostility to Tigrayans stems from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974 by a Marxist military junta led by Mengistu Haile Mariam, a vicious dictator who drove Ethiopian deeper into poverty than ever before with a Stalinist-inspired agricultural program.

Meles Zenawi, a charismatic Tigrayan, created a revolutionary guerrilla force in the Sudan and, in 1991, led the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) to a series of striking military victories against Mr. Mengistu’s army. After Mr. Mengistu eventually fled to Zimbabwe, Mr. Meles and a cabal mostly made up of Tigrayans ruled Ethiopia in a quasi-democratic fashion, rigging elections (especially in 2005) but also gradually uplifting the lives of many Ethiopians, including those who are Oromo and Amhara, the largest two ethnic groups in the country.

The Oromo and other ethnic groups felt discriminated against by Tigrayans under Mr. Meles. After he died unexpectedly in 2012, he was succeeded by Hailemariam Desalegn, an Ethiopian from the southern Wolayta ethnic group. He ruled on behalf of the Tigrayans who had assisted Mr. Meles.

After protests by Oromo erupted in 2017, Mr. Hailemariam transferred power in 2018 to Mr. Abiy, an Oromo who had fought with Mr. Meles and the EPRDF against Mr. Mengistu and who was a trusted ally in the Tigrayan-led government. Now, he has abruptly turned against Tigray.

In 2019, Mr. Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the country’s 19-year diplomatic standoff with Eritrea and for releasing political prisoners and adopting liberal governance within Ethiopia. Mr. Abiy was lauded across Africa, Europe and the Americas as a welcome new democratic leader. Now he has exposed his true colours, besmirching the very name and ideals behind the Nobel Peace Prize.

It is Past Time to Stop The Slaughter in Tigray and to Bring Mr. Abiy to Justice.

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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 28, 2021

ወስላታዋ ቻይናም ለቱርክ እና ኤሚራቶች ድሮኖቿን ከመሸጥ መቆጠብ አለባት! የሚገርም ነው  የቻይና በጣም የቅርብ  ወዳጅና ባለውለታ የሆኑት ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ  አድሃኖም እንኳን ቻይና ለኤሚራቶች ድሮኖች  በመሸጥ  በትግራዩ ጭፍጨፋ  ከመሳተፍ እንድትቆጠብ ለማድረግ አልቻሉም። ያሳዝናል!

ሩሲያ፡ ዋ! የአርሜኒያን እና ኢትዮጵያን ጥንታውያን ኦሮቶዶክሳውያንን ከሚጨፈጨፉት ቱርክ/አዘርበጃን እና የአዲስ አበባ የዋቄዮ-አላህ አገዛዝ ጋር መለሳለሱን አቁሚ። ፕሪዚደንት ትራምፕ በትግራይ ኦርቶዶክስ ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ከምርጫው ቀን ጀምሮ ለማስጨፍጨፍ ፈቃድ በመስጠታቸው ከነጩ ቤት ተወግደዋል። ፕሬዚደንት ፑቲንም ከወር በፊት በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የተከፈተውን ጦርነት አስመልክቶ በተሰበሰበው የተባበሩት መንግስታት ፀጥታው ምክር ቤት ስብሰባ ላይ በታሪክ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ሩሲያ ከአሜሪካ ጎን ተሰለፏ ለአረመኔው የግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አህዛብ አገዛዝ ድጋፏን እንደምትሰጥ ወስነው ነበር። አሁን ሉሲፈራውያኑ ፕሬዚደንት ፑቲንንም “አሌክሲ ናቫልኒ” በተባለው ኒዮ ሊበራል ለመገርሰስ በመዘጋጀት ላይ ነን። በትግራይ ያለችውን ትክክለኛውን ኢትዮጵያን አትንኳት! እውነተኛዎቹን ተዋሕዷውያንን አትፈታተኗቸው!

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Ethiopian Government Accused Of Threatening to Kill Tigrayans That Refuse to Join Ruling Prosperity Party

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 28, 2021

የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ከገዥው የብልፅግና ፓርቲ ጋር ለመቀላቀል ፈቃደኛ ያልሆኑትን የትግራይ ተወላጆችን ለመግደል በማስፈራራት ክስ ተመሰረተ።

እንደ ጋዜጠኛ ዳዊት ከበደ የብል’ጽ’ግና ፓርቲ አባል አልሆንም ያለ ትግሬ ይገደል! እንደው ስለ እውነት፤ አሁን ሀወሃት ወይንስ ብልጽግና በሽብርተኝነት መፈረጅ ያለበት?!

ዋው! የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚው እንደ ሄሮድስ ትግሬ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ከጋምቤሌ እስከ አዲስ አበባ፣ ከመቀሌ እስከ ሱዳን ያሳድዳል! የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚው መንፈስ ይህ ነው! እንግዲህ ትግሬ ወገኖቼ በጉ ከፍዬሎች በመለያው በዚህ ዘመን የተመረጣችሁ መሆናችሁን አውቃችሁ ከሰው ሳትጠብቁ እግዚአብሔርን እና ቅዱሳኑን ብቻ ጋሻና ጦር አድርጋችሁ ተራመዱ። ዛሬ ሁሉም ነገር ግልጽ ነው!

[ትንቢተ ዳንኤል ምዕራፍ ፰፥፳፫፡፳፭]

በመንግሥታቸውም መጨረሻ፥ ኃጢአታቸው በተሞላች ጊዜ፥ እንቈቅልሽን የሚያስተውል ፊተ ጨካኝ ንጉሥ ይነሣል። ኃይሉም ይበረታል፥ ነገር ግን በራሱ ኃይል አይደለም፤ በድንቅም ያጠፋል፥ ያደርግማል፥ ይከናወንማል፤ ኃያላንንና የቅዱሳንን ሕዝብ ያጠፋል። በመታለሉ ተንኰልን በእጁ ያከናውናል፤ በልቡም ይታበያል፥ ታምነውም የሚኖሩትን ብዙዎችን ያጠፋል፤ በአለቆቹም አለቃ ላይ ይቋቋማል፤ ያለ እጅም ይሰበራል።

ETHIOPIAN government forces have allegedly threatened to kill supporters of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) who refuse to join the country’s ruling Prosperity Party (PP).

A letter leaked to the Morning Star that was purportedly signed by the PP representative in the restive northern state, Suhul Michael, warns that if veteran TPLF members or supporters fail to comply with the demand, they face death.

The authenticity of the letter cannot be confirmed, but a source insisted that the same threats were made to journalist Dawit Kebede before he was shot dead last week.

“He refused and he was put in prison and he was shot to death just for refusing to join a party that he does not like. This is the reform in Ethiopia,” the source claimed.

Mr Kebede was a journalist with regional broadcaster Tigray TV, which was taken over by the federal government following a military offensive that drove out the TPLF government last December.

He was detained on January 17 and released soon afterwards, but ordered to report to the police station. The reason for his detention is unknown.

Just three days later, Mr Kebede and a friend were shot dead in their car by unknown assailants in the regional capital Mekelle.

Officials have remained tight-lipped over the killings. Mekelle Mayor Ataklti Haileselassie and Mulu Nega, the new head of Tigray’s regional government, did not reply to requests for comment.

United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet said last month that Tigrayans are being ethnically profiled, including in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The government offensive against Tigray, including air strikes, began after the region held elections that were deemed illegal by Addis Ababa.

Thousands of people were killed as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sought to crush the TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for decades.

On January 13, Ethiopian government forces claimed to have killed at least three prominent members of the TPLF: Seyoum Mesfin, who served as Ethiopia’s foreign minister for nearly two decades, former federal affairs minister Abay Tsehaye and ex-parliamentary chief whip Asmelash Woldeselassie.

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