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Wind | The Spire of St Thomas Church in The UK Toppled + Feminine Priesthood | የሴት ‘ቄስ’ ያስከተለው ጥፋት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 22, 2022

💭 St Thomas Church Spire in Wells, Somerset, Had Withstood 150 Years of Bad Weather Before it Was Hit by 80mph Winds.

The steeple of The 19th-century St Thomas’ Church – with a woman as its vicar – crashes to the ground.

Nine months earlier, on Thursday, 27th May, 2021 Reverend Claire Townes Had an Installation Service inside this Church.

በብሪታናዋ ዌልስ ግዛት የ፲፱/19ኛው መቶ ክፍለ ዘመን የቅዱስ ቶማስ ቤተክርስቲያን ጉልላት በዓውሎ ነፋሱ ተመትቶ ቁልቁል ወደ መሬት ወድቋል

..አ በ1857 .ም ላይ የተመሠረተው ይህ የአንግሊካ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ሕንፃ በመታሰቢያ ሐውልትነት የተጠበቀ ሕንፃ ነው።

ከዘጠኝ ወራት በፊት ክሌር ታውንስ በግንቦት ወር ላይ የዚህ ቤተክርስቲያን ሴት ቄስለመሆን በቅታለች

አውሎ ነፋሱንም “ዩኒስ” የሚል የሴት ስም ነው የሰጡት። ቅስና እኮ ለሴቶች አይፈቀድም! የሚገርም ነው ካለፈው ግንቦት ወር ጀምሮ ግን የዚህ ቤተክርስቲያን ሴት ቄስክሌር ታውንስ ሆናለች። የዚህ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ሕንፃ ለአለፉት መቶ ሃምሳ ዓመታት ምንም ሳይሆን ቆሞ ነበር።

ከዚህ ጋር በተያያዘ፤ በስዊድን ዛሬ “የሴት ቀሳውስት” ቁጥር ከወንዶቹ ቀሳውስት ቁጥር ይበዛል! ወቸውጉድ!

የኮፕት ቤተ ክርስቲያን አባት፤ አባ ገብርኤል ዊሳ፤ ሴቶች በቤተክርስቲያን ለምን ቄስ መሆን እንደማይችሉ አንድ ጥሩ ትምሕርት ያካፍሉናል።

Controlling the terrestrial origin of all winds that create storms, tornados and hurricanes (Zion-Ethiopian Mountains) is the clandestine mission of the Luciferians. The on-going operation against ancient Christians of Ethiopia, against its churches and monasteries being as part of this mission.

The Holy Bible speaks of the north wind, the south wind, the east wind and the west wind. The four directions have immense spiritual significance. The west wind is symbolic of restoration. The west wind is mentioned only once in the Bible. The east wind brought the locusts and completely destroyed the vegetation in Egpt. But God brought the west wind to remove all the locusts in the land of Egypt and bring about restoration.

„And the LORD turned a very strong west wind, which took the locustes away and blew them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in the territory of egypt.“ [Exodus 10:19]

St. Thomas The Apostle brought Christianity to the south of the Indian Subcontinent to the current Kerela State in 52 AD. The west wind brought such European travelers and explorers like Marco Polo and Vasco da Gama to witness this. Vasco da Gama’s fleet reached India in 1498, the Portuguese were surprised to find Christian communities thriving in Southern India. They were even more surprised by the locals’ certainty that their church had been established by St. Thomas. They shouldn’t have been, as countless travellers, including Marco Polo, had claimed that the saint’s grave was there. St. Thomas had preached to the Hindus and the Jews of southern India and had won thousands of converts.

It was the west wind which brought The Holy Apostle Thomas, the apostle of Jesus Christ to begin God’s spiritual restoration of the Country of India. It must be also remembered that St Thomas landed on the West Coast, but was killed on the East Coast. St. Thomas was martyred on 3 July 72 AD, at Parangimalai, Chennai, in the Chola Empire, India.

አውሎ ነፋሶችን፣ ቶርናዶዎችን እና ሀሪኬኖችን የሚፈጠሩባቸውን ምድራዊ ምንጭ(የጽዮን-ኢትዮጵያ ተራሮችን) መቆጣጠር የሉሲፈራውያኑ ድብቅ ተልእኮ ነው። በኢትዮጵያ ጥንታዊ ክርስቲያኖች፣ በአብያተ ክርስቲያናትና በገዳማት ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለው ዘመቻ የዚሁ ተልዕኮ አካል ነው።

መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ስለ ሰሜን ነፋስ፣ ስለ ደቡብ ነፋስ፣ ስለ ምሥራቅ ነፋስና ስለ ምዕራብ ንፋስ ይናገራል። አራቱ አቅጣጫዎች ትልቅ መንፈሳዊ ትርጉም አላቸው። የምዕራቡ ንፋስ የመልሶ ማቋቋም ምሳሌ ነው። የምዕራብ ንፋስ በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ውስጥ አንድ ጊዜ ብቻ ተጠቅሷል። የምስራቅ ንፋስ አንበጣዎችን አምጥቶ በግብፅ የነበሩትን እፅዋት ሙሉ በሙሉ አጠፋ። ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር በግብፅ ምድር ያሉትን አንበጣዎች ሁሉ አስወግዶ ወደ ተሃድሶ ለማምጣት የምዕራቡን ንፋስ አመጣ።

እግዚአብሔርም ከምዕራብ ዐውሎ ነፋሱን አስወገደ፥ አንበጣዎችንም ወስዶ በኤርትራ ባሕር ውስጥ ጣላቸው፤ አንድ አንበጣም በግብፅ ዳርቻ ሁሉ አልቀረም።” [ኦሪት ዘጸአት ምዕራፍ ፲፥፲፱]

ሐዋርያው ቅዱስ ቶማስ ከክርስቶስ ልደት በኋላ በ ፶፪/52 ዓ.ም ላይ ክርስትናን ወደ ደቡብ ህንዷ ክፍለ ሃገር ወደ አሁኑ የኬሬላ ግዛት አምጥቷል።

የምዕራቡ ንፋስ እንደ ማርኮ ፖሎ እና ቫስኮ ዳ ጋማ ያሉ አውሮፓውያን ተጓዦች እና አሳሾች ይህንን የቅዱስ ቶማስን ፍሬ ለመታዘብ በቅተው ነበር። የቫስኮ ዳ ጋማ መርከቦች እ.አ.አ በ1498 ዓ.ም ላይ ሕንድ ደረሱ፣ ፖርቹጋላውያኑም በደቡባዊ ሕንድ ውስጥ የክርስቲያን ማህበረሰቦችን በማግኘታቸው ተገረሙ። ቤተ ክርስቲያናቸው የተመሰረተችው በቅዱስ ቶማስ እንደሆነ የአካባቢው ሰዎች እርግጠኛነታቸው ይበልጥ አስገረማቸው። ማርኮ ፖሎን ጨምሮ ስፍር ቁጥር የሌላቸው ተጓዦች የቅዱሱ መቃብር እዚያ እንዳለ ሲናገሩ ነበር። ቅዱስ ቶማስ ለሂንዱዎች እና ለደቡብ ሕንድ አይሁዶች ሰብኳል እና በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ አማኞችን ክርስቲያን አድርጓል።

የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሐዋርያ ቅዱስ ቶማስ የደቡብ ሕንዳውያንን ክርስቲያናዊ የመንፈስ ተሃድሶ ይጀምር ዘንድ ወደ ሕንድ ያመጣው የምዕራቡ ንፋስ ነው። እንዲሁም ቅዱስ ቶማስ ከበስተ ምዕራብ በኩል መጥቶ በምዕራብ ሕንድ ጠረፍ ማረፉ፣ ነገር ግን በምስራቅ የባህር ዳርቻ ላይ መገደሉ መታወስ አለበት። ቅዱስ ቶማስ በህንድ ቾላ ሥርዎተ መንግስት ውስጥ በፓራንግማላይ ቼናይ በተባለ ቦታ ሐምሌ ፫/3 ቀን ፸፪/72 ዓ/ም ላይ በሰማዕትነት አረፈ።

💭 በተጨማሪ፦

❖❖❖በግንቦት ፲፰/፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.ም ያቀረብኩት❖❖❖

👉 “ሐዋርያው ቶማስ + ሕንድ + ትግራይ + ኤንዶሰልፋን/ Endosulfanኬሚካል ☠”

💭 ቅዱስ ቶማስ ወደ ሕንድ እና አርሜኒያ ተጉዟል፤ ሐዋርያት ቅዱስ ማቴዎስ(በኢትዮጵያ/አክሱም ነው የሰማዕትነትን አክሊል የተቀዳጀው)፣ ቅዱስ ማትያስ፣ ቅዱስ በርተሎሜዎስ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ተጉዘዋል፤ ዛሬ ግንቦት ፳፮/26 የቅዱስ ቶማስ ክብረ በዓሉ ነው።

✞✞✞እንኳን ለሐዋርያው እና ወንጌላዊው ቅዱስ ቶማስ ዓመታዊ በዓል አደረሰን!!!✞✞✞

ጰራቅሊጦስ በጽዮን አደባባይ በቅዱስ ቶማስ ላይ በቅዱስ ነቢይ ፊት የበራ ነው።

ሐዋርያው እና ወንጌላዊው ቅዱስ ቶማስ እ..አ በ፶፪/52 .ም ወደ ሕንድ ተጉዞ በመስበክ የማልያላም ቋንቋ ተናጋሪዎች የሆኑት የኬርላ ወገኖቻችን ክርስቶስን እንዲቀበሉ ረድቷቸዋል። የዚህ የደቡብ ሕንድ ኬረላ ግዛት ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻቸንና እህቶቻችን በ፪ሺ፲ ዓ.ም ቱ የደመራ በዓል ላይ ተገኝተው ደመራውን በደመቀ መልክ ከእኛ ጋር አብርተውት ነበር። የሕንድ (ማላንካራ) ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን፤ ፓትርያርክ እና መዘምራን በመስቀል አደባባይ ተገኝተው ክርስቲያናዊ አንድነትን እና በወንድማማቾች/በእኅትማማቾች መካከል ሊኖር የሚገባው የእግዚአብሔር ፍቅር ምን እንደሚመስል አሳይተውን ነበር። እግረ መንገዳቸውንም በዚሁ የ፪ሺ፲ ዓ.ም ወደ ኢትዮጵያ በመምጣት በጥንታውያን ክርስቲያን ሕዝቦችን ላይ ጦርነት እንደተከፈተባቸው እና ይህን ኬሚካል አስመልክቶም በኬረላ ግዛት ምን እይተሠራ እንደሆነ መለኮታዊ ጥቆማ አድርገውልን ነበር

👉 እዚህ ይቀጥሉ

👉“ይህን ቪዲዮ ካቀረብኩ ከወር በኋላ የሕንድ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ አረፉ| ምልክቱ ምን ሊሆን ይችላል?”

💭 ሐምሌ ፲፪/፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.(አቦ፣ ጾመ ሐዋርያት መፍቻ፣ ሊቃነ መላዕክት ሳቁኤል)

ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ ባስልዮስ ማርቶማ ጳውሎስ ዳግማዊ፤ የሕንድ ማላንካራ ሶርያ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ አረፉ

ብጹዕነታቸው ከማረፋቸው ከወር በፊት እሳቸውን እና ኤንዶሶልፋን የተባለውን መርዛማ የተባይ ማጥፊያ ኬሚካል አስመልክቶ ታች የሚገኘውን ቪዲዮና ጽሑፍ አቅርቤ ነበር። አሁን ሁሉም ነገር መገጣጠሙን ሳሰላስልበት ምን እንደምል በጣም ግራ ገብቶኛል። ምን ሊሆን ይችላል? ብጹዕነታቸው ከጽዮን ጋር፣ ከቅዱሳኑ መላዕክት ጋር፣ ከፃድቃን አባቶቻችን ከእነ አቡነ አረጋዊ፣ አቡነ ሳሙኤል፣ አቡነ ተክለ ሃይማኖት፣ አቡነ አብየ እግዚእ፣ አቡነ ሐብተ ማርያም፣ አባ ዘወንጌልጋር ሆነው በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ የተቃጣውን የባሱና የከፉ ጭፍጨፋዎችን እንዲሁም የኬሚካሎችና መርዛማ ምግቦች ጥቃቶች በመመከት የዋቄዮ አላህዲያብሎስ ሰአራዊትን ለመዋጋት ይሆን አስቀድመው ከእኛ የተሰናበቱት? በሺህ የሚቆጠሩ ሥውር ቅዱሳን እየተዋጉልን እንደሆኑ 100% እርግጠኛ ነኝ። ይህን የማያውቁና ለማወቅ የማይፈልጉ፤ ቢያውቁም እንኳን ከጽዮን ልጆች ጎን ለመሰለፍ “አሻፈረን! አምብዬው! ምናልባት ነገ!” የሚሉ ትዕቢተኛ፣ ሰነፍ፣ ግብዝና ልበ ደንዳና ወገኖች ምን ያህል ያልታደሉ ቢሆኑ ነው?! ምን ያህል ቢዘቅጡስ ነው?! ምን ያህልስ በዋቄዮአላህዲያብሎስ እጅ ውስጥ ቢገቡ ነው?!

👉 እዚህ ይቀጥሉ

🔥 GOING, GOING, GONE! Moment Church Spire Dramatically Topples to Ground in Storm Eunice Gales

THIS is the shocking moment a church spire snaps off and crashes to the ground after it was battered by Storm Eunice.

Damage to the Grade II listed building, built in 1856, has sparked concerns now arisen over its structural stability.

Matt Hodson, 17, who filmed the footage, told ITV news that he noticed the wind take a sudden violent turn when he went into his back garden.

“I was shocked – it was quite a surreal moment. I didn’t really expect it to actually fall – I was just filming just in case,” he said.

Reverend Claire Townes, a priest in at the church, added: “I literally thought to myself the church will be ok, it’s been here since Victorian times – and then two, three minutes later I had a telephone call from the police.”

The church said in a statement on Facebook: “Please do not come to the church to look at the fallen spire.

“We are awaiting the arrival of a structural surveyor as currently we cannot assure safety within the grounds until we know it is safe.”

Thankfully, nobody was injured by the the fallen spire.

The storm has left a trail of destruction in just hours with a shocking windspeed of 122mph recorded in the Needles, Isle of Wight.

☆ Women Cannot Become Priests in The Church

👉 The following is a report from the year 2016

Anglican Church Bans Women From Vicar’s Job on ‘biblical’ Grounds

An Anglican church has banned women from applying to its vacant post of vicar on ‘biblical’ grounds.

Holy Trinity Church in Wallington in south west London will now issue a job advert that specifically excludes female clerics from seeking the job.

The Church of England said such a move was rare but not unique. A spokesman said that because vicars and priests are ‘postholders’ rather than employees, the church does not fall foul of equal opportunities laws.

The decision to bar women from the £25,000 a year job was taken after a vote by Holy Trinity’s parochial church council.

The announcement made in the parish newsletter handed out to the congregation stated: “At our recent open evening we explained the parish church council’s view that the position of the overall leader (vicar) should be male for biblical reasons. Thank you to all those who shared their questions, views and points.

“We have now produced a summary sheet setting out the principle reasons from scripture for maintaining the historic position of this church on this matter.”

Women were first ordained as Church of England priests in 1994. Parishes can opt out of appointing female vicars by applying to the local diocese for ‘alternative oversight’ from a more conservative bishop.

A spokesman from the Diocese of Southwark said: “Although women play a full part in helping to lead a number of activities at Holy Trinity, Wallington they have asked for alternative oversight.

“Bishop Christopher Chessun has agreed to this and such oversight will be provided by the Bishop of Maidstone.

“This allows them to say, as a congregation, that they do not wish to receive the ministry of a woman Bishop or priest and thus to be able to advertise for a male priest.”

The campaign group Women and the Church (Watch) said it hoped that in the future discrimination against women priests would be outlawed but accepted the right of congregations to opt for men-only vicars.

A spokeswoman said: “Although Watch pray for the day when women and men, without caveat, can apply for any role within the Church of England, we accept that this is not currently the case. We endeavour to continue to work together with those with whom we disagree on this point.”

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Facebook Accused of Letting Activists Incite Ethnic Massacres With Hate & Misinformation In Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 20, 2022

💭 የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች ቢጠሉን፣ ቢያሳድዱንና ቢገድሉን እምብዛም ላያስገርመን ይችላል፤ ፍቅር በጣም ይጎድላቸዋልና፤ “ግን ክርስቲያን ነኝ፣ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ!” የሚለው ወገን ስድስት ሺህ ዓመት ከዘመን ቃኤል በኋላ በሃያ አንደኛው ክፍለ ዘመን እንዴት ይህን ያህል ተግቶ ሊጠላና ሊገድል ቻለ?

እንደው ጃል፤ ኦሮማራዎች ኢትዮጵያን በዓለም ፊት አዋረዷት፣ ልጆቿን እርስበርስ አባሉባት፣ ኢትዮጵያ አስለቀሷት፣ ኢትዮጲያዊያንን እንደገና የአለም መሣቂያዎች አደረጓቸው እኮ!

🐸 እንቁራሪት በድንገት በፈላ ውሃ ውስጥ ከተከተተች ትዘላለች፤ ነገር ግን እንቁራሪቷ ሞቅ ባለ ውሃ ውስጥ ከተከተተች እና ውሃው ቀስ በቀስ እየፈላ ከመጣባት አደጋውን ስለማትገነዘብ ተቀቅላ ትሞታለች።

❖ እሺ ብትሉ በረከቴን ረድኤቴን ትበላላችሁ፤ 🔥 እምቢ ብትሉ ግን ሠይፍ ይበላችኋል!

❖❖❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፫፥፲፬፡፲፭]❖❖❖

እኛ ወንድሞችን የምንወድ ስለ ሆንን ከሞት ወደ ሕይወት እንደ ተሻገርን እናውቃለን፤ ወንድሙን የማይወድ በሞት ይኖራል። ወንድሙን የሚጠላ ሁሉ ነፍሰ ገዳይ ነው፥ ነፍሰ ገዳይም የሆነ ሁሉ የዘላለም ሕይወት በእርሱ እንዳይኖር ታውቃላችሁ።”

On the afternoon of November 2 last year, Gebremichael Teweldmedhin, a Tigrayan jeweller and father of nine, headed to work in Gonder, a city in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia where he had lived for more than three decades.

When Gebremichael arrived in the city, he found a mob looting his nephew’s workshop. Gebremichael begged them to stop. Instead, they turned on him.

One relative, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, told the Bureau: “The looters took them, Gebremichael along with another 10 or 11 people who worked in that area – by vehicle. We tried to follow them but we were not able to get their whereabouts.

“Then other people told us they were killed. They are buried in a mass grave.”

Gebremichael was not political, his relative said. He was not educated, and did not engage with the hatred and misinformation that swamps Ethiopian social media. Yet his relative claimed online hate campaigns and calls for violence – particularly on Facebook – played a key role in not only his killing, but many others.

“The worst thing that contributed to their killing are the so-called activists who have been spreading hate on social media,” he told the Bureau. Some posts, he claimed, would name individuals or even post photos helping create an atmosphere “inciting attacks, killings and displacements”.

Thousands have died and millions more have been displaced since fighting broke out between government forces and armed opposition groups from the country’s Tigray region in November 2020. The government has also been fighting an armed group from the Oromia region, and the UN secretary general António Guterres said last November that “the stability of Ethiopia and the wider region is at stake”.

On November 9, Mercy Ndegwa, Facebook’s public policy director for East Africa, and Mark Smith, its global content management director, used a blog post to offer reassurances that Ethiopia “has been one of our highest priorities” and that their company “will remain in close communication with people on the ground”.

But the Bureau’s investigation has uncovered a litany of failures. The company has known for years that it was helping to directly fuel the growing tensions in the country. Many of those fighting misinformation and hate on the ground – fact checkers, journalists, civil society organisations and human rights activists – say Facebook’s support is still far less than it could and should be.

A senior member of Ethiopia’s media accused Facebook of “just standing by and watching this country fall apart”. Others told the Bureau that they felt requests for assistance had been ignored and that meetings failed to materialise. These failures, they said, were helping to fuel a conflict that has already led to reports of ethnic cleansing and mass rape. Amnesty International has accused both sides in the conflict of carrying out atrocities against civilians.

All the while posts inciting violence or making false claims designed to encourage hate between ethnic groups in Ethiopia have been allowed to circulate freely. The Bureau has identified and spoken with relatives of people allegedly killed in multiple different attacks, but has not been able to cross-check specific details on the ground because of the ongoing violence.

Facebook said it had worked for two years on a comprehensive strategy to keep people in Ethiopia safe on their platforms, including engaging with civil society groups, fact checking organisations, and forming a special policy unit.

Gebremichael’s family cited one Facebook user in particular: Solomon Bogale, an online activist with more than 86,000 followers on Facebook. Though listed on Facebook as living in London, Bogale’s social media indicates that he has been in Ethiopia since August 2021, with posts of him in fatigues and carrying an assault rifle often accompanied by statements praising the Fano, an Amharan nationalist vigilante group.

In the opinion of one of Gebremichael’s family members, Bogale’s “inciteful posts” had resulted in many attacks on Tigrayans in Gonder.

In the weeks before Gebremichael’s killing, Bogale called for people to “cleanse” the Amhara territories of the “junta”, a term often used by government supporters to refer to the Tigrayan forces fighting the government and Tigrayans more generally. The post continued: “We need to cleanse the region of the junta lineage present prior to the war!!”

On October 31, two days before Gebremichael’s disappearance, Bogale posted an image of an elderly woman holding grenades, with the caption: “#Dear people of Amhara, there are mothers like these who are fighting to destroy Amhara and destroy Ethiopia! The main solution to save the #Amhara people and to protect Ethiopia is we Amharas have to rise up!! Get together Amhara.”

The Bureau has verified that both posts remained up on Facebook almost four months later, along with many others from various sources containing hate speech, calls for violence and false claims. Throughout the conflict misinformation and hate have been deployed on Facebook and other social media, inflaming tensions and influencing the outcome of military operations.

Contacted over Facebook, Bogale denied that any Tigrayans were killed in Gonder in early November, saying all Tigrayans in the city were safe. He also claimed that Tigrayan forces had killed ethnic Amharans in the region.

He also said he would delete the posts cited by the Bureau.

Facebook said it had reviewed the posts flagged by the Bureau and had removed any content that violated its policies. The Bureau found one post had been removed. At the time of publication, the post of the woman holding grenades remained online.

Criticism of Facebook’s failings is made more damning by the extensive evidence that the company has known of the risk of such problems for years, according to disclosures made to the Securities and Exchange Commission and provided to Congress in redacted form by the legal counsel of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. The redacted versions received by Congress were reviewed by a consortium of news organisations, including the Bureau.

As early as January 2019 an internal report into various countries’ “On-FB Badness” – a measure of harmful content on the platform, including hate and graphic violence – rated the situation in Ethiopia as “severe”, its second-highest category.

By June 2020, Facebook had become even more starkly aware of the problem. An internal document discussing measures used to assess the level of harmful content said it had “found significant gaps in our coverage (especially in Myanmar and Ethiopia)”.

Six months later, Ethiopia had risen to the top of Facebook’s list of countries where it needed to take action. In a presentation circulated on December 10 2020, the risk of societal violence in Ethiopia was ranked as “dire” – Facebook’s highest threat warning. It was the only country to be given that ranking.

More than a year on, the Bureau’s investigation has found that Facebook is said to have frequently ignored requests for support from fact checkers based in the country and some civil society organisations say they have not met with the company in 18 months. The Bureau has learned from multiple sources that Facebook only appointed its first senior policy executive from Ethiopia to work on East Africa in September.

Facebook does run a third-party fact-checking programme, providing partners with access to internal tools and payment for fact checks. As its website states: “We rely on independent fact checkers to review and rate the accuracy of stories through original reporting.” But it has not partnered with a single organisation based in Ethiopia to tackle the misinformation spread by all sides in the country’s conflict.

Abel Wabella, founder of the Ethiopian fact-checking initiative HaqCheck said Facebook had failed to support his organisation since he first approached executives more than a year ago.

“They told me, ‘OK, we can help you, just write to us, our email.’ They gave me their cards. And I wrote to them,” he told the Bureau. But he heard nothing back. “At that time, our initiative was very small, so I thought they didn’t find something good in our platform, so they wanted to keep silent because of that.”

Wabella sent two further emails over the next few months, the second to the new Facebook executive from Ethiopia he had heard had been appointed. Despite assuring him that she would take action in September, he said he had heard nothing from the company since.

Rehobot Ayalew, HaqCheck’s lead fact checker, said the lack of support had severely hampered her team’s work. “Most of the people have low media literacy, so Facebook is considered to be credible … So working with Facebook, and also checking and verifying Facebook content, is the major way to counter this disinformation.” Wabella added: “The problem is not specific to Tigray. Ethiopian citizens from every corner across ethnic groups were severely affected by hateful content circulating online, specifically Facebook.”

The other major independent fact-checking organisation based in Ethiopia, Ethiopia Check, is also not part of Facebook’s partner programme.

Facebook said it had constantly engaged with civil society organisations and human rights groups on the ground, but did not partner with HaqCheck and Ethiopia Check because neither was certified by the International Fact-Checking Network.

Facebook does work with two fact-checking organisations on content from Ethiopia – PesaCheck, which runs a small team in Nairobi, and Agence France-Presse (AFP) – but both of them are based outside the country. We understand that AFP has just one fact checker in the country but in response to our story Facebook told the Bureau that “both PesaCheck and AFP have teams based in Ethiopia for fact-checking”. While misinformation flagged by PesaCheck and AFP has often been labelled as false or removed by Facebook, content investigated and debunked by HaqCheck has largely remained unaltered and free to spread.

This has included false declarations of military victories on both sides, false allegations of attacks on civilians and false claims of captured infiltrators. On November 25 last year, the Ethiopian government banned all unofficial reporting of battles, further enforcing an information vacuum in which misinformation spreads easily.

“As far as I know, support for fact checkers in Ethiopia by Facebook is almost non-existent,” said the senior person working in Ethiopian media, who asked to remain anonymous. “Facebook doesn’t pay the attention Ethiopia needs at this crucial moment, and that’s contributing to the ongoing crisis by inflaming hatred and spreading hate speech.”

A number of civil society groups have similar complaints of feeling ignored and sidelined. Facebook organised a meeting with several groups in June 2020, to discuss how the platform could best regulate content before scheduled elections. As of November, two of the organisations involved said they had heard nothing about any subsequent meetings.

“The recent development has been overwhelming. Facebook should have had a similar consultation,” said Yared Hailemariam, executive director of the Ethiopian Human Right Defenders Center. “Facebook also ought to have a working group, collaborating with human rights organisations and civil society groups.”

Haben Fecadu, a human rights activist who has worked in Ethiopia, said the hate speech issue was flagged to Facebook years ago but the company had still not provided adequate resources to deal with it

“There’s really no excuse and I wish someone had come down harder on them about it,” she said. “I’ve doubted they have invested enough in their Africa content moderation, and doubt that the Africa team has had enough resources to moderate content properly. They don’t have enough moderators … I suspect they didn’t have a Tigrinya-speaking moderator until very recently.”

Facebook’s owner Meta said in January that it would “assess the feasibility” of complying with a recommendation by its independent oversight board that it launch a human rights assessment of its activity in Ethiopia. The recommendation came after the board directed Facebook to remove a post that claimed Tigrayans were involved in atrocities in the Amhara region.

Ayalew, the HaqCheck fact checker, said the inadequate support from one of the world’s richest companies was demoralising. “We usually come across sensitive content, images that are horrifying and hateful content. It’s hard by itself,” she said. “And when you know that, even though you’re trying, you’re not getting the support from the platform itself, that is allowing this kind of content.

“You ask yourself why? Why am I doing this? Because you know that they can do more, and they can change the situation. They have a big role in this, and they’re not doing anything. You’re trying alone.”

Mercy Ndegwa, speaking on behalf of Facebook, said: “For more than two years, we’ve invested in safety and security measures in Ethiopia, adding more staff with local expertise and building our capacity to catch hateful and inflammatory content in the most widely spoken languages, including Amharic, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya. As the situation has escalated, we’ve put additional measures in place and are continuing to monitor activity on our platform, identify issues as they emerge, and quickly remove any content that breaks our rules.”

Just over three weeks after Gebremichael’s murder, Hadush Gebrekirstos, a 45-year-old who lived in Addis Ababa, was arbitrarily detained by police who heard him speaking Tigrinya.

“After they knew he was a Tigrinya speaker, they said, ‘This one is mercenary!’ and took him to a nearby police station … They were beating him hard,” said a relative, who also wished to remain anonymous and who was told what happened by witnesses.

“Two days after – on November 26 – his body was found dead, about 200 to 150m from the police station. They threw his body out there.”

Again, Hadush’s relative said he had no political or social media engagement. Again, he believes that it was lies and hate on Facebook that played a key role in causing the killing.

“It really does. Irrespective of reality, because people do not have the ability to verify what was posted on Facebook. Like calling people to kill Tigrinya speaking residents – as a result of hatred and revenge feelings … You don’t even know who is killing you, who is detaining you and who is looting your property. It’s total lawlessness.”

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ፍቅር የሌለው እግዚአብሔርን አያውቅም፥ እግዚአብሔር ፍቅር ነውና

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 20, 2022

❖❖❖[፩ኛ ወደ ቆሮንቶስ ሰዎች ምዕራፍ ፲፫]❖❖❖

፩ በሰዎችና በመላእክት ልሳን ብናገር ፍቅር ግን ከሌለኝ እንደሚጮኽ ናስ ወይም እንደሚንሽዋሽዋ ጸናጽል ሆኜአለሁ።

፪ ትንቢትም ቢኖረኝ ምሥጢርንም ሁሉና እውቀትን ሁሉ ባውቅ፥ ተራሮችንም እስካፈልስ ድረስ እምነት ሁሉ ቢኖረኝ ፍቅር ግን ከሌለኝ ከንቱ ነኝ።

፫ ድሆችንም ልመግብ ያለኝን ሁሉ ባካፍል፥ ሥጋዬንም ለእሳት መቃጠል አሳልፌ ብሰጥ ፍቅር ግን ከሌለኝ ምንም አይጠቅመኝም።

፬ ፍቅር ይታገሣል፥ ቸርነትንም ያደርጋል፤ ፍቅር አይቀናም፤ ፍቅር አይመካም፥ አይታበይም፤

፭ የማይገባውን አያደርግም፥ የራሱንም አይፈልግም፥ አይበሳጭም፥ በደልን አይቆጥርም፤

፮ ከእውነት ጋር ደስ ይለዋል እንጂ ስለ ዓመፃ ደስ አይለውም፤

፯ ሁሉን ይታገሣል፥ ሁሉን ያምናል፥ ሁሉን ተስፋ ያደርጋል፥ በሁሉ ይጸናል።

፰ ፍቅር ለዘወትር አይወድቅም፤ ትንቢት ቢሆን ግን ይሻራል፤ ልሳኖች ቢሆኑ ይቀራሉ፤ እውቀትም ቢሆን ይሻራል።

፱ ከእውቀት ከፍለን እናውቃለንና፥ ከትንቢትም ከፍለን እንናገራለንና፤

፲ ፍጹም የሆነ ሲመጣ ግን ተከፍሎ የነበረው ይሻራል።

፲፩ ልጅ ሳለሁ እንደ ልጅ እናገር ነበር፥ እንደ ልጅም አስብ ነበር፥ እንደ ልጅም እቈጥር ነበር፤ ጎልማሳ ሆኜ ግን የልጅነትን ጠባይ ሽሬአለሁ።

፲፪ ዛሬስ በመስተዋት በድንግዝግዝ እንደምናይ ነን በዚያን ጊዜ ግን ፊት ለፊት እናያለን፤ ዛሬስ ከእውቀት ከፍዬ አውቃለሁ በዚያን ጊዜ ግን እኔ ደግሞ እንደ ታወቅሁ አውቃለሁ።

፲፫ እንዲህም ከሆነ፥ እምነት ተስፋ ፍቅር እነዚህ ሦስቱ ጸንተው ይኖራሉ፤ ከእነዚህም የሚበልጠው ፍቅር ነው።

❖❖❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፬]❖❖❖

፩ ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ መንፈስን ሁሉ አትመኑ፥ ነገር ግን መናፍስት ከእግዚአብሔር ሆነው እንደ ሆነ መርምሩ፤ ብዙዎች ሐሰተኞች ነቢያት ወደ ዓለም ወጥተዋልና።

፪ የእግዚአብሔርን መንፈስ በዚህ ታውቃላችሁ፤ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ በሥጋ እንደ መጣ የሚታመን መንፈስ ሁሉ ከእግዚአብሔር ነው፥

፫ ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስም በሥጋ እንደ መጣ የማይታመን መንፈስ ሁሉ ከእግዚአብሔር አይደለም፤ ይህም የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚው መንፈስ ነው፤ ይህም እንዲመጣ ሰምታችኋል፥ አሁንም እንኳ በዓለም አለ።

፬ ልጆች ሆይ፥ እናንተ ከእግዚአብሔር ናችሁ አሸንፋችኋቸውማል፥ በዓለም ካለው ይልቅ በእናንተ ያለው ታላቅ ነውና።

፭ እነርሱ ከዓለም ናቸው፤ ስለዚህ ከዓለም የሆነውን ይናገራሉ ዓለሙም ይሰማቸዋል።

፮ እኛ ከእግዚአብሔር ነን፤ እግዚአብሔርን የሚያውቅ ይሰማናል፤ ከእግዚአብሔር ያልሆነ አይሰማንም። የእውነትን መንፈስና የስሕተትን መንፈስ በዚህ እናውቃለን።

፯ ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ ፍቅር ከእግዚአብሔር ስለ ሆነ፥ የሚወደውም ሁሉ ከእግዚአብሔር ስለ ተወለደ እግዚአብሔርንም ስለሚያውቅ፥ እርስ በርሳችን እንዋደድ።

፰ ፍቅር የሌለው እግዚአብሔርን አያውቅም፥ እግዚአብሔር ፍቅር ነውና።

፱ በዚህ የእግዚአብሔር ፍቅር በእኛ ዘንድ ተገለጠ፥ በእርሱ በኩል በሕይወት እንኖር ዘንድ እግዚአብሔር አንድ ልጁን ወደ ዓለም ልኮታልና።

፲ ፍቅርም እንደዚህ ነው፤ እግዚአብሔር እርሱ ራሱ እንደ ወደደን ስለ ኃጢአታችንም ማስተስሪያ ይሆን ዘንድ ልጁን እንደ ላከ እንጂ እኛ እግዚአብሔርን እንደ ወደድነው አይደለም።

፲፩ ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ አድርጎ ከወደደን እኛ ደግሞ እርስ በርሳችን ልንዋደድ ይገባናል።

፲፪ እግዚአብሔርን ማንም ከቶ አላየውም፤ እርስ በርሳችን ብንዋደድ እግዚአብሔር በእኛ ይኖራል ፍቅሩም በእኛ ፍጹም ሆኖአል።

፲፫ ከመንፈሱ ስለ ሰጠን፥ በእርሱ እንድንኖር እርሱም በእኛ እንዲኖር በዚህ እናውቃለን።

፲፬ እኛም አይተናል አባትም ልጁን የዓለም መድኃኒት ሊሆን እንደ ላከው እንመሰክራለን።

፲፭ ኢየሱስ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ እንደ ሆነ በሚታመን ሁሉ እግዚአብሔር በእርሱ ይኖራል እርሱም በእግዚአብሔር ይኖራል።

፲፮ እኛም እግዚአብሔር ለእኛ ያለውን ፍቅር አውቀናል አምነንማል። እግዚአብሔር ፍቅር ነው፥ በፍቅርም የሚኖር በእግዚአብሔር ይኖራል እግዚአብሔርም በእርሱ ይኖራል።

፲፯ በፍርድ ቀን ድፍረት ይሆንልን ዘንድ ፍቅር በዚህ ከእኛ ጋር ተፈጽሞአል፤ እርሱ እንዳለ እኛ ደግሞ እንዲሁ በዚህ ዓለም ነንና።

፲፰ ፍጹም ፍቅር ፍርሃትን አውጥቶ ይጥላል እንጂ በፍቅር ፍርሃት የለም፥ ፍርሃት ቅጣት አለውና፤ የሚፈራም ሰው ፍቅሩ ፍጹም አይደለም።

፲፱ እርሱ አስቀድሞ ወዶናልና እኛ እንወደዋለን።

፳ ማንም። እግዚአብሔርን እወዳለሁ እያለ ወንድሙን ቢጠላ ሐሰተኛ ነው፤ ያየውን ወንድሙን የማይወድ ያላየውን እግዚአብሔርን ሊወደው እንዴት ይችላል?

፳፩ እግዚአብሔርንም የሚወድ ወንድሙን ደግሞ እንዲወድ ይህች ትእዛዝ ከእርሱ አለችን።

🔥ስለ ጽዮን ዝም አንልም፤ አሉን ይሁዳዎቹ!ለሦስት ዓመታት ያህል አማራ እና ተጋሩ ተዋሕዷውያንን + ጌዲዮኖችን ወዘተ በኦሮሚያ ሲዖል ሲጨፈጨፉ የቆዩት የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው የግራኝ ኦሮሞዎች ዛሬ ከእስማኤላውያን እና ኤዶማውያን፣ ከአማራው፣ ከሶማሌው፣ የኢትዮጵያ ታሪካዊ ጠላቶች አረቦች፣ ቱርኮች እና ኢራኖች ጋር ሆነው ተዋሕዶ ጽዮናውያንን ጨፈጨፏቸው።

የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች ነገርስ ግልጽ ነው፤ የስጋ ማንነታቸውንና ምንነታቸውን ክደው ወደ ክርስቶስ እስካልመጡ ድረስ ሁሌ የጽዮናውያን ጠላት መሆን ግድ ስለሚሆንባቸው ፈጠነም ዘገየም በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ እንደሚዘምቱ ግልጽ ነው። የሚገርመውና የሚያንገበግበው “ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ነኝ! ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ” እያለ ሰንድቁን ያላግባብ የሚያውለበልበው፣ ከእስማኤላውያኑ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ጋር አብሮ ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቹን የጨፈጨፈ እና በረሃብ እየቆላ ያለው ብቸኛው የዓለማችን መንጋ አማራ ብቻ መሆኑ ነው! ዛሬም፤ ሁሉም ነገር ግልጥልጥ ብሎ በሚታይበት ዘመን እንኳን ከፈጸመው በጣም ከባድ ግፍና ወንጀል ምናልባት በንስሐ ተመልሶ እጁን ወደ እግዚአብሔር በመዘርጋት ፈንታ፤ የአጥፍቶ ጠፊን ካባ በማጥለቅ ከአበቃለት የአራጁ ፋሺስት ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ጋር አብሮ በጭካኔና በፈርዖናዊ ግትርነት/እልህ የንጹሐንን ደም ማፍሰሱን፣ ሕፃናትን በረሃብ መቁላቱን ቀጥሏል። ስሙን በፈቃዱ ከሕይወት ዛፍ እያስሰረዘ መሆኑን የሚመክረው አንድ አባት እንዴት ይጥፋ?!

👉 እስኪ ይታየን፤ አማራው ከሦስት ዓመት በፊት ጀምሮ፣ በተለይ ዓምና ላይ፤

“በአባቶቼና እናቶቼ ላይ፣ በወንድሞቼና እኅቶቼ ላይ አልዘምትም ፥ አባቶቼንና እናቶቼን፣ ወንድሞቼን እና እኅቶቼን ለማስራብ መንገድ አልዘጋም!”

ቢል ኖሮ ምን ያህል እግዚአብሔርን ባስደሰተና አሁን ከገባበት እጅግ በጣም አደገኛ የሆነ ሁኔታ ውስጥ ሳይሰቃይ ለራሱም ሆነ ለመጭውም ትውልዱም ብሎም ለሌሎቹም ስንት በረከት፣ ዘላቂ ሰላም፣ ፀጋና ብልጽግና ባመጣ ነበር። በእውነት በወርቅ ቀለም የተጻፈ ታሪክ ባለቤት መሆን በቻለ ነበር።

የኢትዮጵያና ተዋሕዶ እምነቷ ቍ.፩ ታሪካዊ ጠላት ፳፯ ጥንታውያን የኢትዮጵያን ነገዶችን ከምድረ ገጽ ያጠፋቸው ኦሮሞ ቢሆንም፤ የኦሮሞን ተንኮልና አረመኔነት ዛሬም ያልተረዳው አሻንጉሊት አማራ ግን ቍ.፩ የኢትዮጵያና ተዋሕዶ አፍራሽ ነው! ጠላቱን እንኳ ለይቶ ማወቅ የማይችል ይጠፋል። ቶሎ ካልተመለሱ ያው ዛሬ በኦሮሚያ ሲዖል እንደምናየው የድርቅ፣ የረሃብ፣ የበሽታና የእርስበርስ መበላላት ሰለባ ይሆናሉ፤ አክሱም ጽዮንን ደፍረዋልና ገና ከሰማይ እሳቱም ይወርድባቸዋል! አንድ በአንድ! ቀስበቀስ

🐸 እንቁራሪት በድንገት በፈላ ውሃ ውስጥ ከተከተተች ትዘላለች፤ ነገር ግን እንቁራሪቷ ሞቅ ባለ ውሃ ውስጥ ከተከተተች እና ውሃው ቀስ በቀስ እየፈላ ከመጣባት አደጋውን ስለማትገነዘብ ተቀቅላ ትሞታለች።

😠😠😠 አይይ አለመታደል!😢😢😢

❖❖❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፫፥፲፬፡፲፭]❖❖❖

እኛ ወንድሞችን የምንወድ ስለ ሆንን ከሞት ወደ ሕይወት እንደ ተሻገርን እናውቃለን፤ ወንድሙን የማይወድ በሞት ይኖራል። ወንድሙን የሚጠላ ሁሉ ነፍሰ ገዳይ ነው፥ ነፍሰ ገዳይም የሆነ ሁሉ የዘላለም ሕይወት በእርሱ እንዳይኖር ታውቃላችሁ።”

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#TigrayGenocide | Ethiopian Teenagers Become Pawns in Propaganda War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 20, 2021

The fog of war is a term usually used to describe confusion on the battlefield, but when it comes to Ethiopia, it could just as easily be applied to the bitterly fought information war surrounding the escalating conflict between Tigrayan rebels and government forces.

When the BBC was recently offered an interview with teenagers allegedly caught fighting for the rebels, we cautiously accepted.

“I was playing football with friends when I was forcefully recruited by Tigrayan fighters to join their ranks,” one 17-year-old told us, on the phone from Afar, a state which borders Tigray.

The conflict began in Tigray in northern Ethiopia in November, but has since spread to the regions of Afar and Amhara, where the TPLF rebels recently captured Lalibela, a town famous for its rock-hewn churches.

“I was taken by force to the war front,” said another teenager, who told us he was in Year 10 at school in Tigray. “My family couldn’t say anything because they feared for their life.”

A 19-year-old woman said: “We didn’t get any military training. They took us to Afar. They threatened to kill our family if we didn’t join the fight.”

The teenagers told us that around 50 adolescent boys and girls were rounded up near Tigray’s capital Mekelle and forced to fight, before being captured by Afar’s regional forces, who are allied to the federal government.

The first sign something wasn’t right was when the Afar authorities, who offered us the interviews, insisted we conduct them in Amharic – Ethiopia’s lingua franca – and not their native language, Tigrinya.

Then, when we listened back carefully to the recordings, our suspicions were confirmed – at times, we could hear the regional authority spokesman telling the teenagers what to say.

Similar interviews were broadcast on local Ethiopian television channels, with teenagers paraded slowly past the cameras looking like bored senior high school students, some with injuries apparently incurred in the fighting.

Catalogue of horrors’

The Tigray conflict began after months of feuding between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), once the dominant party in the federal government, over the prime minister’s reform programme.

Troops from Eritrea also entered the conflict on the side of Mr Abiy.

The prime minister accuses the TPLF of becoming a terrorist organisation, while it insists that it is the legitimate government in its home region of Tigray.

The Ethiopian government has been accusing the Tigrayan fighters of using child soldiers ever since they recaptured Mekelle in June, eight months after government troops took control of it.

The New York Times published a story on this key turning-point in the war including photos of Tigrayan fighters, some of whom appeared to be underage.

The paper described them as “highly motivated young recruits” inspired by the “catalogue of horrors that has defined the war – massacres, ethnic cleansing and extensive sexual violence”.

Since then, Prime Minister Abiy and his army of social media supporters have accused the Tigrayan rebels of forcibly recruiting child soldiers, doping them with drugs, and pushing them to the front lines.

TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda denied that teenagers were forced to join the group’s ranks.

“If there is a problem with regard to teenagers – 17, 18, 19-year-olds, although 18 is the legal age to join the army – these are children whose parents have been subjected to untold suffering by the Eritreans, by Abiy’s forces, by Amharic expansionists,” he told the BBC.

“We don’t have to force people. We have hundreds of thousands lining up to fight.”

Government officials and rights groups have also accused Tigrayan fighters of committing atrocities, including killing hundreds of people from the Amhara ethnic group in western Tigray at the start of the conflict.

Amhara militias have taken control of parts of western Tigray

Earlier this month, a heavy artillery attack was reported on a health centre in Afar.

Social media was soon ablaze with claims that more than 100 people had been killed by the Tigrayan fighters and the hashtag #AfarMassacre quickly began trending.

The BBC spoke to a local hospital doctor, who said 12 people brought there had died from their injuries, but no-one could give us an official death toll at the scene.

The rebels denied the attack and said they’d welcome an investigation.

Murky war

Claims and counter-claims about every twist in the war are traded all day long on Twitter and Facebook – from the government, the TPLF, and their respective armies of supporters in Ethiopia and the diaspora.

With phone and internet lines down across Tigray for nearly two months now, obtaining information from the region has been almost impossible.

The federal government says communication lines won’t be restored until the rebels accept a ceasefire.

The Tigrayan fighters say they won’t accept a ceasefire until the blockade is lifted and all enemy forces leave the region.

“The federal government is intent on controlling information and the Tigrayan leaders are by no means averse to using propaganda,” says Will Davison, senior Ethiopia analyst at the International Crisis Group think-tank.

“In addition, Ethiopia’s media and civil society are relatively weak when it comes to exposing who is doing what. So there is a cocktail of factors contributing to the murkiness of this war.”

A soldier of Tigray Defence Force (TDF) poses as he walks towards another field at Tigray Martyr’s Memorial Monument Center in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 30, 2021

The delivery of aid to Tigray – where experts say hundreds of thousands of people are facing catastrophic levels of hunger – has been another key information battleground.

When the Tekeze Bridge was blown up on 1 July, eliminating a key aid route into the region and one of the few ways of reaching western Tigray, the federal government blamed the TPLF.

But Mr Davison says that argument doesn’t add up.

“Tigrayan forces were on the offensive after the federal retreat, they wanted to reclaim western Tigray and regain access to aid, trade and vital services. Why would they destroy a critical river crossing?” he asks.

“Amhara and federal forces, however, were trying to cut off Tigray after retreating, and they wanted to hold on to western Tigray, so they had every reason to destroy the bridge.”

Thousands of people have been killed since the war began, and millions more have been displaced. Both sides have been accused of human rights abuses.

Following the recent TPLF gains, Mr Abiy called for “all capable Ethiopians of age” to join the fight against the rebels.

Political dialogue appears to be a long way off. The information wars show no sign of dialling down either.

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Allan Rock President Emeritus of University of Ottawa | The UN is a Disgrace – Where’s Mr Guterres?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 7, 2021

💭 Allan Rock is President Emeritus of the University of Ottawa, and a Professor in its Faculty of Law, where he teaches International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict in International Law.

He practised in civil, administrative and commercial litigation for 20 years (1973-93) with a national law firm in Toronto, appearing as counsel in a wide variety of cases before courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He was inducted in 1988 as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a former Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of Ontario.

Allan Rock was elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1993, and re-elected in 1997 and 2000. He served for that decade as a senior minister in the government of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, in both social and economic portfolios. He was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1993-97), Minister of Health (1997-2002) and Minister of Industry and Infrastructure (2002-03).

He was appointed in 2003 as Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations in New York during a period that involved responding to several complex regional conflicts, including those in Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo and Darfur. He led the successful Canadian effort in New York to secure, at the 2005 World Summit, the unanimous adoption by UN member states of The Responsibility to Protect populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing and other mass atrocities. He participated in the negotiation (in Abuja, Nigeria) of the Darfur Peace Agreement in May, 2006. He later served as a Special Envoy for the United Nations investigating the unlawful use of child soldiers in Sri Lanka during its civil war.

In 2008, Allan Rock became the 29th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, a comprehensive university of 50,000 students, faculty and staff. uOttawa is ranked among the Top Ten in Canada for research intensity, and is the largest bilingual university (French-English) in the world. He completed two terms as uOttawa President in 2016.

Allan Rock was subsequently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, associated with the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.

He is a member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, and a Senior Advisor to the World Refugee and Migration Council.

Allan Rock is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. He is married to Deborah Hanscom and they have four children.

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መደመጥ ያለበት | የማይካድራና ዳንሻ የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ በማን ነው የተፈፀመው? ቆይታ ከጂኦሎጂስትዋ ፋና በላይ ጋር

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 7, 2021

💭 በጣም የሚያሳዝነውና የሚያስቆጣው ነገር ደግሞ፤ የሠሩት እጅግ በጣም ከባድ የሆነ ወንጀል ስላልበቃቸው የወንጀላቸው ሰለባ የሆነውን ምስኪን ሕዝብ ለሠሩት ወንጀል ተጠያቂ ለማድረግ እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ሲለፍፉና ሲጮሁ መሰማታቸው ነው። 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

👉 ኦሮሞዎች፣ አማራዎች፣ ኤርትራውያን፣ ደቡቦች፣ ሶማሌዎች፣ አፋሮችና አረቦች በትግራይ ላይ በፈጸሙት ከባድ ወንጀል፤

አባትህንና እናትህን አክብር፤ እግዚአብሔር አምላክህ በሚሰጥህ ምድር ዕድሜህ እንዲረዝም። አትግደል። አታመንዝር። አትስረቅ። በባልንጀራህ ላይ በሐሰት አትመስክር።

የባልንጀራህን ቤት አትመኝ፤ የባልንጀራህን ሚስት ሎሌውንም ገረዱንም በሬውንም አህያውንም ከባልንጀራህ ገንዘብ ሁሉ ማናቸውንም አትመኝ።”[ኦሪት ዘጸአት ምዕራፍ ፳]

የሚሉትን አሥሩንም የእግዚአብሔር አምላክ ትዕዛዛት ጥሰዋቸዋል። ወዮላችሁ!

✞✞✞[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፴፭፥፲፱፡፳፬]✞✞✞

በግፍ የሚጠሉኝ በላዬ ደስ አይበላቸው፥ በከንቱ የሚጣሉኝም በዓይናቸው አይጣቀሱብኝ። ለእኔስ ሰላምን ይናገሩኛልና፥ በቍጣም ሽንገላን ይመክራሉ። አፋቸውንም በእኔ ላይ አላቀቁ፤ እሰይ እሰይ፥ ዓይናችን አየው ይላሉ። አቤቱ፥ አንተ አየኸው፤ ዝም አትበል፤ አቤቱ፥ ከእኔ አትራቅ። አምላኬ ጌታዬም፥ ወደ ፍርዴ ተነሥ፥ አቤቱ፥ ፍርዴን አድምጥ። አቤቱ አምላኬ፥ እንደ ጽድቅህ ፍረድልኝ፥ በላዬም ደስ አይበላቸው።”

አሁን የጽዮን ሠራዊት ተገቢ የሆኑ ቦታዎችን በቁጥጥር ሥር ካዋለ በኋላ ጦርነት እንኳን ማካሄድ አያስፈልግም፤ የተሠሩትን ወንጀሎች የሚያጋልጡ መረጃዎች በገለልተኛ የዓለም ዓቀፍ መርማሪዎች እጅ ከገቡ በኋላ ሁሉም ለሁለተኛና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ጦርነቱን ተሸንፈው ለፍርድ ይቀርባሉ።

ወንጀለኞቹ የኦሮሞ፣ አማራ እና ኤርትራ ሰአራዊቶች ሆን ብለው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ኦርጋኒክ የሆኑትን የጤፍ እንጀራዎች፣ ጥራጥሬዎች፣ አታክልቶችና ፍራፍሬዎች እንዳይመገብ ነው ማሳዎችን፣ እርሻዎችን፣ የአታክልት ቦታዎችን፣ የእኅል ጎተራዎችን እንዲሁም ቤት ውስጥ ያሉ ሊጦችን ሲያቃጥሉ፣ ሲያበላሹና ሲመርዙ የነበሩት። እንስሳቱን እና ከብቶችንም ገድለዋቸዋል፣ ዘርፈዋቸዋል። እንግዲህ ይህ ሁሉ አረመኔያዊ ተግባር የትግራይን ክርስቲያን ሕዝብ ከማስራብ ዘልቆ የተረፉት በእርዳታ ለሚመጡ የተዳቀሉ/GMO ተጋላጭ እንዲሆኑና ማንም በማይመረመረው የእርዳታ ምግብ፣ መጠጥና ክትባት መንፈሳዊ ፀጋቸውንም እንዲያጡ በማሰብ ነው።ለአሚሪካ አውሎ ነፋሳት ምክኒያት ይሆናሉ የሚሏቸውን ፩ሺህ ትግርኛ ቋንቋ ተናጋሪ የጸሎት አባቶች/መነኮሳት ከዋልድባ ገዳም እንዲባረሩ የተደረጉበት አንዱ ዓላማቸው ይህ ነው፤ አዎ! አባቶች በእርዳታ ለሚመጡ የተዳቀሉ/GMO

ምግቦች ተጋላጭ ሆነው ከእግዚአብሔር እንዲለዩ ለማድረግ በማሰብ ነው። ወደ ገሃነም እሳቱ ይጣላችሁ እናንት እርኩሶች የዲያብሎስ ጭፍራዎች! 😠😠😠

💭 የትግራይ ሠራዊት ባፋጣኝ ወደ ኦሮሞ እና አማራ ክልሎች ዘልቆ በመግባት አገር በቀል/አገር ወለድ የሆኑትን ጤፉንም፣ ጥራጥሬውንም፣ ከብቱንም፣ ዘይቱንም፣ ውሃውንም፣ ዶሮውንም በግድ ወደ ትግራይ ጭኖ መውሰድ ይኖርበታል። ከተቀዳሚ ተግባራቱና ግዴታው መካከል ይህ አንዱ ነው!

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CNN | The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Who’s Presiding Over a Humanitarian Catastrophe

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 26, 2021

CNN

In 2018, after a two-year conflict, two historically warring nations — Ethiopia and Eritrea — at last signed a peace agreement. The following year, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who brokered the peace, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In the two years since, Abiy joins the ranks of controversial Peace Prize recipients and nominees, as his record now includes overseeing what may amount to war crimes. Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for example, was awarded the prize in 1991 “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights;” shortly thereafter, her government was accused of genocide against the Rohingya minority. Joseph Stalin, head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was twice nominated for the prize.

When Abiy received his Nobel Prize, he faced two clear paths: the path of democracy that could reconcile deep-rooted internal ethnic divisions and bring lasting peace to Ethiopia, or that of authoritarianism and renewed ethnic grievances.

Sadly, he has failed to heal a persistent national rift. Ethiopia is in crisis, as an escalating armed conflict between Abiy’s federal Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and forces of the previously dominant political party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has ballooned into a humanitarian catastrophe. This power struggle came to a boiling point last year during a constitutional dispute when the Tigray region held its own elections, refusing to recognize Abiy’s administration.

Following an alleged attack by the TPLF on an Ethiopian military camp, Abiy then deployed troops into the Tigray region and, as some international observers believe, joined forces with Eritrean troops, who slaughtered Ethiopian citizens. This act of betrayal fueled the Tigrayans’ long-simmering sense that Abiy had abandoned them. After months of denying the presence of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia, Abiy finally admitted to their involvement in perpetrating abuses against the Tigrayans, but couched their involvement in the conflict by stating that Eritrea had acted in self-defense of its border.

Gruesome accounts of decapitated bodies, the use of rape and starvation tactics as weapons of war, and mass extrajudicial executions have surfaced since November. More than 500 cases of rape — including rape by armed forces, gang rape, and forced rape of family members — have been reported in Tigray.

The ENDF, regional forces, and Eritrean soldiers have destroyed food supplies and targeted civilian areas with fire — bringing upon the Horn of Africa probable famine and incalculable death.

More than 2.2 million Ethiopians have been displaced by the ongoing conflict and violence. In one week alone last December, at least 315,553 Ethiopians were displaced. International pleas for a ceasefire by aid agencies, the African Union, and the United States have been rejected. This crisis could destabilize not only Africa’s second-most populous country, but the entire Horn of Africa.

After assuming power, Abiy made steps toward democratic reform, but in the face of renewed conflict, these have given way to increasingly repressive rule. In an effort to stifle dissent, for example, Abiy shut down phone and internet communication, and detained journalists and dissidents on politically motivated charges. His government also began a state-sponsored propaganda campaign to conceal abuses in the Tigray region.

Allowing Abiy to continue this repressive course sends a signal to other countries that authoritarian regimes can operate with impunity, perpetuating mass killings, rape, famine, and displacement — all of which we have a collective interest to end. But what can the international community do to avert further authoritarian ascendance and deescalate the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia?

👉 First, democratic leaders should refuse to engage formally with Abiy, and bar him from participating in global events such as the World Economic Forum while mass killings in Ethiopia continue. Democratic governments should boycott events — like World Press Freedom Day and the African Union Summit — hosted or sponsored by Ethiopia’s regime. Doing so will let authoritarian rulers like Abiy know that the international community will not tolerate their abuses. Notably, the US State Department imposed travel restrictions on Ethiopian officials on Sunday.

👉 Second, business leaders and institutions can refuse to trade with or provide financial bailouts to Abiy’s government, which would only grant Abiy undeserved legitimacy in global markets. As Africa’s second-most populous nation, Ethiopia is an important trade and investment partner. Refraining from further trade would represent a blow to Abiy’s propaganda campaign and increase pressure on him to end rights abuses in his own country.

Many business leaders consistently cite their commitment to human rights standards, while doing the bare minimum to enforce these standards. They need to ensure tangible actions by governments to address abuses before moving forward with partnerships with the likes of Abiy. They should follow the example of a number of companies that have called out China’s oppressive regime and refused to support the exploitation of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, whose forced labor supplies dozens of international brands.

👉 Third, international journalists must continue to report on the humanitarian disaster Abiy’s agenda has wrought, as Abiy attempts to portray an image of democratic reform abroad. Abiy helped create an information blackout in Ethiopia by jailing domestic journalists and restricting foreign reporting. The global media has a responsibility to expose human rights abuses and hold authoritarian rulers accountable.

Abiy has, of course, capitalized on the authority that the Nobel Peace Prize confers, to enhance his standing in the global community. Petitions asking the Nobel Committee to rescind the prize have garnered tens of thousands of signatures. But the Nobel Committee says the Prize, which is awarded for past accomplishments, cannot be revoked. It is essential, however, that anyone who prizes peace push to stop the displacement and killing of Ethiopian civilians immediately.

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The Time is Ripe For Justice | Arrest The Evil PM of ‘Ethiopia’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 26, 2021

This will never happen while this deceitful, pathological liar is in Office. Eritrean soldiers will be dressed in Ethiopian uniforms, as Ahmed is the one who’s paying their salaries.(Eritrean mercenaries are payed 10 times more than Ethiopian soldiers get payed, if they ever get their allowance — as he send them to Tigray battlefield, so that he could get rid of them for his Oromaization (Oromuma) project.)

This deceitful, wicked and evil person always lied and still continues to lie.

Each of the following descriptions of deceitful leaders perfectly apply to Abiy Ahmed Alibaba and the forty thieves:

👉 Deceitful Leaders use manipulative behaviors to achieve goals.

👉 Deceitful Leaders display a low tolerance for open communication. They control information.

👉 Deceitful Leaders divide people and focus on narrow issues that may be part of an unstated, deceitful goal.

👉 Deceitful Leaders give orders and specific direction sometimes without rationale.

👉 Deceitful Leaders use emotions (with bias toward negative ones).

👉 Deceitful Leaders want control and dutiful obedience; “punishing” those who are “out of line.” Individual initiative is rarely appreciated.

👉 Deceitful Leaders do not hesitate to use positional African Unionthority to further an agenda.

👉 Deceitful Leaders lack humility.

👉 Deceitful Leaders often mislead with half-truths, lies of omission, feigned ignorance or rationalization.

👉 Deceitful Leaders criticize, intimidate and blame.

[Proverbs 6:16-19]

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

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Ethiopian Herald Lied about The Axum Massacre | የኢትዮጵያ ሄራልድ ስለ አክሱም እልቂት ዋሸ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 18, 2021

የአሜሪካውን ተቋም “ዩኤስኤአይዲ”ን ያላግባብና በወንጀል በሚያስቀጣ መልክ በሐሰት በመጥቀስ “ስለ አክሱም ጭፍጨፋ ምንም ማስረጃ የለም” ብለው ዜና ሲያሰራጩ የነበሩት ሜዲያዎች መሳሳታቸውን የፈረንሳዩ የዜና ወኪል ኤ.ኤፍ.ፒ አረጋገጠ። ከሜዲያዎቹ መካከል አንዱ ታሪካዊው “የኢትዮጵያ ሄራልድ/ Ethiopian Herald„ መሆኑ ደግሞ እጅግ በጣም ያሳዝናል።

በአክሱም እና በመላዋ ትግራይ መላው ዓለም ስለሚናገርላቸው ጭፍጨፋዎችና ግፎች በመቆርቆርና በመቆጣት ከሁሉ ፈጥነው መዘገብና እውነቱን መናገር የሚገባቸው እንደ ኢትዮጵያን ሄራልድ የመሳሰሉ ጋዜጣዎች መሆን ነበረባቸው፤ ነገር ግን አለመታደል ሆኖና ይባስ ብለው ተገቢ ያልሆነ የሐሰት ዜና ያሰራጫሉ፤ እንደው ስለ አክሱም ጽዮን ዝምታቸውን ቢቀጥሉ ይሻላቸው ነበር እኮ።

ይህ የቆሻሻው ዲቃላ የግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ሤራ ነው። ስልጣን ላይ የወጣበት ዋናው ምክኒያት በሚፈጥረውም ግርግርና ትርምስ ኢትዮጵያን የማፈራረስና ስሟንም የማጥፋት፣ ከባህል እስከ ታሪክ፣ ከተዋሕዶ እምነት እስከ ኢትዮጵያኛ ቋንቋ ሁሉንም የታሪካዊቷ ኢትዮጵያ የሆነውን ነገር ሁሉ የማጥፋትና በቦታዋም እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያን ለመመስረ ተልዕኮ ያለው የሰይጣን ቁራሽ ነው። እየተከተለው ያለው የሉሲፈራውያኑ ነፃ ግንበኞች/ፍሪሜሰኖች “ከትርምስ ሥርዓት መፍጠር”/ Order out of Chaos“ ይባላል።

በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ጭፍጨፋውን የፈቀደውና ባጠቃላይም ትግራይን ለማጥቃት የወሰነው ለዚህ ሰይጣናዊ ተልዕኮው ሲል ነው። አማራውን በቀላሉ መቆጣጠር እንደሚችልና ከኢትዮጵያዊነት ማንነቱም በቀላሉ መለየት እንደሚችል ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት ከአንዴም አሥር ጊዜ እየፈተነው ሙቀቱን ሲለቃ ከርሟል፤ ከባድ የሚሆነው የትግራዋያን ኢትዮጵያውያን ስለሚሆን ነው ይህን ሁሉ ጭፍጨፋ በደንብ ተዘጋጅቶበትና አስፈላጊውን ድጋፍንም አግኝቶ ከመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት በፊት በአፄ ምኒልክ የተጀመረውን የትግራዋይን ክፍፍል ጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ላይ “ኩሽ” ብሎ የጻፋትን ኢትዮጵያን “መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ላይ እግዚአብሔር የጠራት ኩሽ እኛ ነን” ብለው ምስራቅ አፍሪቃን እስላማዊት ኩሽ ኦሮሚያ ፣ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስንም የእስላሞች መጽሐፍ አድርገው ለመውረስ ነው ህልማቸው። ሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑን አጥፍተው ከጨረሱ በኋላ ልክ በአረብ አገራት በክርስቲያኖች መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ እግዚአብሔርን ‘አላህ’ ብለው በመቀየር ፣ በመጽሐፍ ቅዱስ የተጠቀሰችው የመጀመሪያዋ ሃገርም ኩሽ-ኦሮሚያ የእኛ ሃገር ናት፣ “የእስራኤል ልጆች ሆይ እናንተ ለእኔ እንደ ኢትዮጵያ ልጆች አይደላችሁምን? ይላል እግዚአብሔር” በ [ትንቢተ አሞጽ ፱*፮] የተናገረው ለእኛ ነው ወዘተ ይላሉ።

ጎን ለጎን የሰይጣን ቁራጩ እባብ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ “ኢትዮጵያ” የሚለውን ስም በኢትዮጵያውያኑ ዘንድ እና በመላው ዓለም እንዲጠላ ለማድረግና ለማጉደፍ በኢትዮጵያ ስም ገንዘብ እየለመነ በኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ አሰቃቂ ግድያዎችን እየፈጸመ ነው፣ በኢትዮጵያ ስም ለዓለም መሪዎች ሐሰትን ይናገራል፣ “ምን ላድርግ ኢትዮጵያዊ በመሆኔ ተፈጥሮየ እንደዚህ ነው፤ ስለዚህ አፍርሼ ኦሮሚያ እስክገነባት ድረስ ትንሽ ታገሱኝ፤ የተሻለ ሰው እሆናለሁወዘተ”እያለ ኢትዮጵያን እንድትጠላ በማድረጉ ረገድ ተግቶ እየሠራ ነው። ቀደም ሲል ኦሮሞዎቹ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴ እና መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም ኢትዮጵያን እንድትዋረድና ኢትዮጵያ የሚለው ስም ከረሃብ ጋር እኩል እንዲጠራ የኢትዮጵያን መሠረት ትግራይን በተደጋጋሚ በርሀብ ቀጥተዋት ነበር።

ሆኖም የዚህ አረመኔ አውሬ ተልዕኮና ህልም ሁሉ ከንቱ ይሆናል፤ እግዚአብሔርን በትልቅ ድፍረት ዋቄዮ-አላህ ለማድረግ፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን ለመንጠቅና መላዋ ኢትዮጵያን ለመውረስ ያቀደችው ህልመኛዋ እስላማዊት ኩሽ-ኦሮሚያም ወደ ኤርታ አሌ እሳተ ገሞራ ተጠራርጋ ትጣላለች።

💭 በተረፈ ግራኝ በ “ኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ” + “በኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ” + “በኢትዮጵያ ቴሌኮም” + “በኢትዮጵያ ሄራልድ” ላይ ዓይኑን አነጣጥሯል። “ኢትዮጵያ” የሚለውን የባለቤትነት ስም ለማስገፈፍ ተቋማቱንም ለክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ቱርክ እና አረቦች አሳልፎ ለመስጠት ድርድሮች ላይ ነው።

Social Media Posts Falsely Claim that Usaid Found NO Evidence Oo a Massacre In Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Two weeks after Amnesty International released an in-depth investigation concluding that hundreds of civilians were killed by Eritrean forces in the city of Axum in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, posts circulating on social media claimed that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted its own investigation and found no evidence that the atrocities happened. This is false; USAID told AFP Fact Check that the organisation was not the source of these claims, which were also dismissed on social media.

“Some Good NEWS from USAID, #Axum massacre neither occurred nor substantiated (sic),” reads the caption from a Facebook post published on March 9, 2021.

The post, with more than 130 shares, includes a graphic of a news report by the Ethiopian Herald claiming USAID had found no evidence for the massacre following its own investigation.

Similar claims were shared on Facebook here and here. It was also retweeted hundreds of times on Twitter here and here.

However, the claims are false. USAID spokesman Ryan Essman told AFP Fact Check in an email on March 11, 2021, that the organisation was not the source of the quotes attributed to them in the article.

Essman pointed to two tweets from USAID’s official account that addressed the falsely-attributed statements.

“Contrary to a recent report in the Ethiopian Herald about a USAID investigation in Axum, USAID has neither conducted an investigation nor sent a team to investigate the reported events that took place in Axum,” reads one tweet, posted March 9, 2021.

Another tweet in the same thread said: “The U.S. government encourages independent investigations into all reported incidents of atrocities and remains committed to providing humanitarian assistance to all people affected by the ongoing conflicts in Tigray and other parts of the country.”

On March 1, 2021, USAID assembled a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to “assess the situation in Tigray, identify priority needs for the scale-up of relief efforts, and work with partners to provide urgently-needed assistance to conflict-affected populations across the region”.

AFP Fact Check contacted the Ethiopian Herald about the newspaper’s article but has yet to receive a response. This fact check will be updated if we receive a comment.

According to social media monitoring tool CrowdTangle, the article, published on March 9, 2021, has been shared on Facebook more than 1,100 times.

Axum massacre

The false claims surfaced shortly after Amnesty International released an in-depth investigation based on satellite imagery and eye-witness testimonies that concluded the killing of hundreds of civilians in Axum by Eritrean troops was “coordinated and systematic” and “may also constitute crimes against humanity”.

The report from Amnesty found that “between 19 and 28 November 2020, Eritrean troops operating in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Tigray, committed a series of human rights and humanitarian law violations, including killing hundreds of civilians”.

The organisation gathered testimonies from more than 240 people but was unable to independently verify the exact death toll. However, the report noted that corroborating testimonies and evidence indicated that hundreds died, as AFP reported.

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ኢትዮጵያ አለቀሰች፣ ልጆቿ እርስበርስ ተባሉባት፣ ኢትዮጲያዊያን እንደገና የአለም መሣቂያዎች ሆንን

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እሺ ብትሉ በረከቴን ረድኤቴን ትበላላችሁ፤ 🔥 እምቢ ብትሉ ግን ሠይፍ ይበላችኋል!

የሚተነፍሱ አባቶች በጠፉበት ዘመን፣ አሉ የተባሉት መምህራን በዝምታ ሤራ በተጠመዱበት በእነዚህ የጨለማ ቀናት እንዲህ ያለ መልዕክት በጣም አስፈላጊ ነው ፥ ቃለ ሕይወት ያሰማልን አባታችን! ግን በጣም የዘገያችሁ ይመስለኛል፤ ይህ በቂ አይደለም! ገና ብዙ ብዙ ይቀራችኋል፤ የዚህን ሁሉ ሰቆቃ ዋናውን ተጠያቂ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊን በስም ጠርታችሁ “ጥፋ! ውረድ!” በሉት።

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