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UN Report Warns about Rwanda-Style Genocide in Ethiopia | በኢትዮጵያ የሩዋንዳ አይነት የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 23, 2022

✞ የክርስቲያኖች የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል በፋሽስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ 👹

💭 የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት ሪፖርት በኢትዮጵያ የሩዋንዳ አይነት የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል እየታየ መሆኑን አስጠነቀቀ

  • 👉 It is very important that this report is from Africa – because it’s unusual.
  • 👉 ይህ ዘገባ ከአፍሪቃ መሆኑ በጣም አስፈላጊ ነው ፥ ያልተለመደ ስለሆነ

💭 Courtesy: The Nation Africa, Kenya

Africa and the world are staring at a genocide in the Tigray region of Ethiopia similar to that in Rwanda in 1994, UN investigators, local and regional observers have warned.

The groups say the Ethiopia National Defence Forces (ENDF), Eritrea Defence Forces (EDF) and allied militias on one side and the Tigrayan forces have separately committed atrocities against civilians that violate international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law populations, with Tigrayans bearing the brunt of the attacks.

A report from the United Nations International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia released at the UN General Assembly on Thursday reveals that rights violations have been committed since fighting erupted in Tigray in November 2020.

“The report concludes that there are reasonable grounds to believe that violations, such as extrajudicial killings, rape, sexual violence, and starvation of the civilian population as a method of warfare have been committed in Ethiopia since 3 November 2020,” the report says.

“The Commission finds reasonable grounds to believe that, in several instances, these violations amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

The continued blockade of the Tigray region by the ENDF that has blocked access to essential services such as food, healthcare, telephone, banking and restricted humanitarian assistance, and the shelling of farmlands have left more than 20 million people in need of assistance and protection, the investigators said.

The UN commission was convinced that the blockade was deliberate, and that the denial of food and healthcare to the Tigray population violates the prohibition against the use of starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, as well as the obligation of each party to a conflict to allow and facilitate the delivery of impartial humanitarian relief.

UN chairperson of Ethiopia Commission Betty Murungi describes the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as “shocking, both in terms of scale and duration”.

“The widespread denial and obstruction of access to basic services, food, healthcare, and humanitarian assistance is having a devastating impact on the civilian population, and we have reasonable grounds to believe it amounts to a crime against humanity,” she said.

In an attempt to uncover what is going on in Tigray, a region closed to local and international media since the war started, Nation.Africa on Thursday hosted a Twitter Space discussion with researchers, human rights activists, the media, and security experts on the challenges facing Ethiopia.

Since the war resumed on August 24 after five months of a humanitarian truce, most of the speakers concurred that the world does not know the exact suffering of the people of Tigray.

“What the world is listening to is basically from the government side, which exposes only what it believes favours them. Not much is known about the war in Tigray,’ said Basha Desta, a Tigrayan human rights activist.

Local militias

“For two years, the people have experienced intense war waged against them by the federal government, the Eritrean army, and the local militias from Amhara. The Tigray people are fighting to defend themselves and their survival, which they are entitled to.”

The federal government under Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy initially allowed international journalists into Tigray, only to kick them out after they exposed widespread human rights violations, said According to Meaza Gebremedhin, an independent human rights researcher and advocate.

“The government has intimidated both local and international media by insisting that the Tigray region is a war zone and they could not guarantee their safety. What we are seeing is an intended genocide, where Eritrean has joined hands with the federal government in an effort to exterminate the people of Tigray.”

She added: “They now want to invade all parts of Tigray and are using drones to attack even hospitals and kindergartens on top of the hate speech that is being spread around against the people of Tigray including national television stations.”

She argued that the government used the five-month humanitarian truce to regroup.

While those from Tigray, such as Mr Desta, insist that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is a political party that has no military capabilities, those supporting the federal government argued that TPLF is a criminal organisation that triggered the war by attacking the ENDF in the northern command on November 4, 2020.

“Calling TPLF a criminal and vile organisation does not amount to hate speech, because TPLF is not the people of Tigray, who are our sisters and brothers,” said MIMI, an Ethiopian national.

Eritrea re-entered the war after allegedly withdrawing last year but experts say its forces never actually left the Tigray region.

There are questions about the real interests of Asmara in the Ethiopian civil war. Some analysts believe Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is taking advantage of the situation to take revenge against his arch-enemy, the TPLF, which frustrated him during the two-year war with Ethiopia between 1998 and 2000 over the border town of Badme.

When Dr Abiy made peace with Eritrea after coming to power in 2018, many of the Tigrayans saw this as an ominous sign, said William Davidson, a senior researcher on Ethiopia for the International Crisis Group.

“President Afwerki saw this as a good opportunity to [take] revenge against TPLF. What we are seeing is that Tigray nationalism cannot coexist with Eritrean nationalism. Many in Tigray see Eritrea as the real threat and the power behind Dr Abiy,” he said.

The presence of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia only serves to complicate matters and to inflame an already tragic situation, Mike Hammer, the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa told a digital media briefing on September 20.

Despite the release of the UN commission report, Mr Davidson said, the Ethiopian government is highly resistant to any investigation or judicial process, given that the government has been implementing a siege regime and using starvation as a weapon.

“There will be no form of cooperation, even if the government said they had said they will cooperate with independent investigations,” he said.

“We are seeing lip service to the concept of accountability, which also extends to the Tigray regional administration, which has also been accused by the commission of committing atrocities. The only hope is if the UN agency comes back with the intention to bring the culprits to book.”

Dr Abiy has set up an inter-ministerial task force to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity.

He has also established a National Dialogue Commission to resolve the “difference of opinions and disagreements among various political and opinion leaders, and also segments of society in Ethiopia on the most fundamental national issues … through broad-based inclusive public dialogue that engenders national consensus”.

However, UN investigators and speakers in the Nation Twitter Space forum concurred that the steps taken by the Addis Ababa administration appear to be mere “PR exercises”, with the UN team punching holes in their composition and the execution of their mandates.

On the inter-ministerial commission, the investigators said: “The Commission was not able to corroborate the number of interviews, prosecutions, trials, and convictions; nor that the redress measures regarding victims are under way.

“The draft new transitional justice policy, while a potentially important initiative, is not public nor was it shared with the Commission. The Commission was also unable to confirm that the training of investigators or military personnel is in progress”.

The transitional justice process, which should be transparent and open to the public is opaque, the team found.

It its report, the Commission said: “The IMTF did not include critical information regarding transparency in the presentation of its work, such as information about the ethnicities and genders of interviewees or convicted persons; the methods by which it obtains preliminary information about events in Tigray; and how it is obtaining information from victims and witnesses who have left the country”.

Dr Muliro Nasongo, who lectures on international relations and security at Technical University of Kenya, said the continued conflict in Ethiopia bodes ill for the stability of the Horn of Africa.

He noted that Ethiopia is not just any other African country as it hosts the headquarters of both regional and continental bodies, including the African Union.

If Ethiopia disintegrates into small states, he said, it would have a domino effect on countries that are federal states such as Somalia.

Secondly, it could exacerbate the problem of refugees in the region and see a rise in transnational crimes such as money laundering, and human and drug trafficking that feeds into terrorism.

“There had been hopes that stability in Ethiopia and Kenya would consolidate Somalia and South Sudan because Khartoum is already fragile. Instability in Ethiopia will contribute to violent extremism that contributes to terrorism,” he said.

Dr Nasongo’s main concern is that the region should address the issue of the regional interests of global powers scrambling for resources in Africa, given that Ethiopia is one of the epicentres in the scramble.

He says the US, China and countries in the Middle East have a hand in what is going on in Ethiopia.

“While we might handle Ethiopia with kids’ gloves because it is a major ally in the war against terrorism, there is the challenge which most African countries suffer from, because to the global players, the state and the stability of the country are more important than anything else, so other aspects such as human rights abuses might be neglected,” Dr Nasongo said.

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UN Investigators Warn of Likely Crimes Against Humanity in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 19, 2022

🛑 My Note: Probably too little, too late! Look how the international community has been quick to use the language of international criminal law in describing events in Ukraine, in stark contrast to the tendency to avoid such language in other situations of mass atrocities like in Tigray, Ethiopia – Given the size of Tigray and its population, the genocidal war has had a much more devastating effect than the Russian onslaught on Ukraine..

Yet, in Ukraine’s case talk of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” has been pervasive and potentially consequential. In April, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously passed a non-binding declaration that Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden, among other prominent politicians, have both suggested that Russia’s treatment of Ukrainian civilians is genocide.

By August 2022, 43 state parties to the Rome Statute, including Canada, made requests to the ICC to investigate alleged international crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine. This is an unusual show of unity in support of Ukraine, and a rare show of solidarity with the ICC, which has experienced considerable criticism, threats from powerful nations like the U.S., and departures and/or departure threats from some state parties in relation to other situations. The ICC is currently investigating allegations of crimes by both sides, and it has sent a contingent of 42 people to Ukraine, its largest investigation team ever. The ICC prosecutor has said the ICC will open an office in Ukraine.

These international narratives have been accompanied by action. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation relating to any potential crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine.

Compare all these efforts with the unbelievably very dire situation in Tigray, Ethiopia! 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

💭 የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት መርማሪዎች በኢትዮጵያ በሰብአዊነት ላይ የሚፈጸሙ ወንጀሎች እንዳሉ አስጠነቀቁ።

  • 👉 “የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት መርማሪዎች በትግራይ ክልል እየተፈጸሙ ካሉት የሰብአዊ መብት ጥሰቶች ጀርባ ያለው የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ነው ብለው እንደሚያምኑ ገልጸው፣ በዚያም ግጭቱ ዳግም መቀስቀሱ “ለተጨማሪ አሰቃቂ ወንጀሎች” ስጋት እንደሚጨምር አስጠንቅቀዋል።”
  • 👉 “መርማሪዎቹ ባወጡት ሪፖርት “የፌዴራል መንግስት እና አጋር የክልል መንግስታት በብሄረሰብ ምክንያት የሚደርሰውን ስደት እና ሌሎች ኢሰብአዊ ድርጊቶችን በሰብአዊነት ላይ የሚፈፀሙ ወንጀሎችን ፈጽመዋል ብሎ ለማመን በቂ ምክንያቶች አሉ” ብሏል።”
  • 👉 “የፌዴራል መንግስት ረሃብን እንደ ጦርነት ዘዴ እየተጠቀመ ነው ብለን የምናምንበት በቂ ምክኒያቶች አሉን”
  • 👉 “UN investigators say they believe Ethiopia’s government was behind ongoing crimes against humanity in the Tigray region and warned that the resumption of the conflict there increased the risk of “further atrocity crimes”.”
  • 👉 “The report said there were “reasonable grounds to believe that the Federal Government and allied regional State governments have committed and continue to commit the crimes against humanity of persecution on ethnic grounds and other inhumane acts.””
  • 👉 “We also have reasonable grounds to believe that the Federal Government is using starvation as a method of warfare,”

💭 In its first report, the Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia said it had found evidence of a wide range of violations in the country by all sides since fighting erupted in the northern Tigray region in November 2020.

The commission, created by the UN Human Rights Council last year and made up of three independent rights experts, said it had “reasonable grounds to believe that, in several instances, these violations amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity”.

The experts highlighted the horrifying situation in Tigray, where the government and its allies have denied around six million people access to basic services, including the internet and banking, for over a year, and where severe restrictions on humanitarian access have left 90% of the population in dire need of assistance.

The report said there were “reasonable grounds to believe that the Federal Government and allied regional State governments have committed and continue to commit the crimes against humanity of persecution on ethnic grounds and other inhumane acts.”

They were “intentionally causing great suffering or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health based on their ongoing denial and obstruction of humanitarian assistance to Tigray,” the report said.

In a statement, commission chair Kaari Betty Murungi described the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as “shocking, both in terms of scale and duration.”

“The widespread denial and obstruction of access to basic services, food, healthcare, and humanitarian assistance is having a devastating impact on the civilian population, and we have reasonable grounds to believe it amounts to a crime against humanity,” she said.

“We also have reasonable grounds to believe that the Federal Government is using starvation as a method of warfare,” she added, calling on the government to “immediately restore basic services and ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access.”

Ms Murungi also called on Tigrayan forces to “ensure that humanitarian agencies are able to operate without impediment.”

Tigray has been bombed several times since fighting resumed in late August between government forces and their allies, and rebels led by the TPLF, which ruled Ethiopia for decades before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in 2018.

The return to combat shattered a March truce and dashed hopes of peacefully resolving the war, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and triggered a humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia.

“With a resumption of hostilities in northern Ethiopia, there is a very real risk of further civilian suffering and further atrocity crimes,” Ms Murungi warned.

“The international community should not turn a blind eye, and instead increase efforts to secure a cessation of hostilities and the restoration of humanitarian aid and services to Tigray,” she said.

“Failure to do so would be catastrophic for the Ethiopian people, and has wider implications for peace and stability in the region.”

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Joe Biden Gets Lost on Stage Starts Mumbling About “Rededudenedefet – Yabadabadoo”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 6, 2022

😲 PROMPTER: “Do you know how much we Reduced the deficit this year?”

🙃 BIDEN:“Do you know how much Rededudenedefet this year?”

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Ethiopia Blocked Famine Declaration in Tigray, UN Chief Suggests

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 8, 2022

💭 የፋሺስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ በትግራይ የረሃብ አዋጅ እንዳይታወጅ ከለከለ፤ የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት ሃላፊ!

Mark Lowcock, former UN humanitarian chief, claimed the system to declare famine is broken and was manipulated by Ethiopia in 2021

The international system for declaring a famine is broken, the former humanitarian chief of the United Nations has warned, implying that the alert system is being manipulated by governments trying to hide their abuses.

Mark Lowcock, who was the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs until last year, said that Ethiopia had managed to block a declaration of famine in the Tigray region in 2021.

Ethiopian government forces and allied Eritrean soldiers have been accused of systematically blocking food and medical aid to the region in an attempt to starve the Tigrayan rebels into submission.

Despite the estimates of hundreds of thousands facing starvation, Mr Lowcock says the Ethiopian government managed to stop any formal declaration of a famine through heavy lobbying.

“At the end of my time in the UN, it was clear to me that there was famine in Tigray, and the only reason it wasn’t declared was because the Ethiopian authorities were quite effective in slowing down the whole declaration system,” he said at an online event on Tuesday.

“You have to fight your way through the [IPC’s] Famine Review Committee, and you can be blocked by the authorities of the country that you’re engaging with. And that’s what’s happened in Tigray,” he said, according to the outlet Devex. “The current system is not functional.”

The lack of a formal declaration forced humanitarians to use euphemistic phrases like “famine-like conditions”, which in turn dulled the international outcry to the humanitarian crisis.

At the end of his term at the UN, Mr Lowcock broke ranks and told the Telegraph that starvation was being “used as a weapon of war” in the conflict.

“People need to wake up,” he said in early June 2021. “There is now a risk of a loss of life running into the hundreds of thousands or worse.”

While there is currently a fragile and patchy ceasefire between the Tigrayan forces and the Ethiopian government, the humanitarian situation is still dire.

About half a million children are estimated to not have enough food in the region including more than 100,000 who are severely malnourished.

The UN estimates that carrying food and essential supplies need to arrive in the region every day to meet current needs but only a fraction of that is making it through.

The Ethiopian government has consistently denied claims that it is blocking aid. Instead, it blames Tigrayan forces for the humanitarian crisis.

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💭 The question now is why didn’t/ doesn’t the TPLF-lead Tigrayan government make a declaration of famine in the Tigray region? What is going on? What are they all hiding?

💭 ኢትዮጵያ በትግራይ የረሃብ አዋጅ እንዳይታወጅ ከለከለች የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት ሃላፊ!

የፊንላንዱ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር ገና አምና እንደጠቆሙንና በተግባርም እንደሚታየን፤ የኢትዮጵያ ፋሽስት ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ አላማና ግብ ግልፅ ነው። ግን አሁን መነሳት ያለበት ዋናው ጥያቄ በህወሓት የሚመራው የትግራይ መንግስት በትግራይ ክልል የረሃብ አዋጅ ለምን አላወጀም/ አያውጅም? ምን አየተደረገ ነው? ሁሉም የሚደብቁት ምንድን ነው?

💭 How to Destroy a Country: Does Ethiopia Have a Future? | ሀገርን እንዴት እናፍርስ ፥ ኢትዮጵያ የወደፊት ተስፋ አላትን?

💭 Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Named Worst Head of State in The World

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Dr. Tedros: Sadly, in Tigray, Ethiopia People Are Suffering Due to One of The Longest Blockades in History

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 11, 2022

💭 የሚያሳዝነው ግን በትግራይ ኢትዮጵያ በዓለም ታሪክ ካሉት ለረጅም ጊዜ የቆዩ እገዳዎች አንዱ በሆነው ከበባ ምክንያት ሰዎች እየተሰቃዩ ነው። የኢትዮጵያ እና የኤርትራ መንግስታት ከበባውን ባፋጣኝ እንዲያቆሙና የምግብና መድኃኒት አቅርቦቶችን ወደ ክልሉ በመደበኛነት እና በዘላቂነት እንዲያመጡ እና ለሰላም እንዲሠሩ እጠይቃለሁ

💭 Seven weeks ago a truce was called but there are still no way nowhere near enough supplies getting into the region only one convoy of 17 trunks of humanitarian assistance crossed into Tigray last week carrying food and water and sanitation supplies. Current supplies of food are too little to sustain life.

The health system has collapsed, people are starving to death and it is intentional. Things are so bad that journalists can not even access the region, removing the world’s eyes to what’s happening.

I Ask The Ethiopian And Eritrean Governments To End The Siege Now get supplies into the region on a regular and sustainable basis and work for peace.

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Timnit Gebru: The #TigrayGenocide With 500,000 People Dead Should Have Made Front-Page News

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2022

💭 ትምኒት ገብሩ፤ 500,000 ሰዎች የሞቱበት የትግራይ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ሰፊ ትኩረት አግኝቶ የፊት ገጽ ዜና መስራት ነበረበት

💭 Timnit Gebru Founder and Executive Director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR) at UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day Global Conference 2022.

500,000 Tigrayan Christians were Massacred or Starved to death under 500 days by The Fascist Oromo Regime of Ethiopia – but, the world is still ignoring this devastating tragedy. The coverage of Ukraine has revealed a pretty radical disparity in how human Ukrainians look and feel to western and international – including African media compared to black Ethiopians Christians. 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

💭 Timnit Gebru, a widely respected leader in AI ethics research, is known for coauthoring a groundbreaking paper that showed facial recognition to be less accurate at identifying women and people of color, which means its use can end up discriminating against them. She also cofounded the Black in AI affinity group, and champions diversity in the tech industry. The team she helped build at Google is one of the most diverse in AI and includes many leading experts in their own right. Peers in the field envied it for producing critical work that often challenged mainstream AI practices.

A series of tweets, leaked emails, and media articles showed that Gebru’s exit was the culmination of a conflict over another paper she coauthored. Jeff Dean, the head of Google AI, told colleagues in an internal email (which he has since put online) that the paper “didn’t meet our bar for publication” and that Gebru had said she would resign unless Google met a number of conditions, which it was unwilling to meet. Gebru tweeted that she had asked to negotiate “a last date” for her employment after she got back from vacation. She was cut off from her corporate email account before her return.

Online, many other leaders in the field of AI ethics are arguing that the company pushed her out because of the inconvenient truths that she was uncovering about a core line of its research—and perhaps its bottom line. More than 1,400 Google staff members and 1,900 other supporters have also signed a letter of protest.

💭 Another Firing Among Google’s A.I. Brain Trust, and More Discord

The researchers are considered a key to the company’s future. But they have had a hard time shaking infighting and controversy over a variety of issues.

Less than two years after Google dismissed two researchers who criticized the biases built into artificial intelligence systems, the company has fired a researcher who questioned a paper it published on the abilities of a specialized type of artificial intelligence used in making computer chips.

Dr. Chatterjee’s dismissal was the latest example of discord in and around Google Brain, an A.I. research group considered to be a key to the company’s future. After spending billions of dollars to hire top researchers and create new kinds of computer automation, Google has struggled with a wide variety of complaints about how it builds, uses and portrays those technologies.

Tension among Google’s A.I. researchers reflects much larger struggles across the tech industry, which faces myriad questions over new A.I. technologies and the thorny social issues that have entangled these technologies and the people who build them.

But even as Google has promoted the technology’s potential, it has encountered resistance from employees about its application. In 2018, Google employees protested a contract with the Department of Defense, concerned that the company’s A.I. could end up killing people. Google eventually pulled out of the project.

In December 2020, Google fired one of the leaders of its Ethical A.I. team, Timnit Gebru, after she criticized the company’s approach to minority hiring and pushed to publish a research paper that pointed out flaws in a new type of A.I. system for learning languages.

Before she was fired, Dr. Gebru was seeking permission to publish a research paper about how A.I.-based language systems, including technology built by Google, may end up using the biased and hateful language they learn from text in books and on websites. Dr. Gebru said she had grown exasperated over Google’s response to such complaints, including its refusal to publish the paper.

A few months later, the company fired the other head of the team, Margaret Mitchell, who publicly denounced Google’s handling of the situation with Dr. Gebru. The company said Dr. Mitchell had violated its code of conduct.

The paper in Nature, published last June, promoted a technology called reinforcement learning, which the paper said could improve the design of computer chips. The technology was hailed as a breakthrough for artificial intelligence and a vast improvement to existing approaches to chip design. Google said it used this technique to develop its own chips for artificial intelligence computing.

Source: NYtimes

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UN is Able to Break The Blockade & Evacuate Civilians in Ukraine — But Unable in Tigray, Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 6, 2022

💭የተባበሩት መንግስታት በዩክሬን ያለውን እገዳ ለመስበር እና ሰላማዊ ዜጎችን ለማስወጣት እንዴት ቻለ ፥ በትግራይ ፣ ኢትዮጵያ ግን አልተቻለውም?

የተባበሩት መንግስታት በዩክሬን ውስጥ እንዴት በጠንካራ እና በከፍተኛ ደረጃ እንደሚሰማራ ተመልክተን ፥ ኢ-ሰብአዊ ከሆነው የ ፲፰/18 ወራት የትግራይ እገዳ፣ ረሃብ፣ እልቂትና የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ጋር እናወዳድረው። ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ስንመጣ፤ እነ አንቶኒዮ ጉቴሬስ፤ “አስደንግጦናል፣ በጣም ተረብሸናል፣ ተቀባይነት የለውም ወዘተ” የሚሉትን ተደጋጋሚና አሰልቺ ቃላት ከመቀበጣጠር ባለፈ ከቃላት ወደ ተግባር ለመሸጋገር ብዙም ግድ ያለው አይመስልም። በተግባር ሲታይ ምንኛ ክፉ እና አላዋቂ ዓለም ነው!

❖❖❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፭፥፲፱]❖❖❖

“ከእግዚአብሔር እንደ ሆንን ዓለምም በሞላው በክፉው እንደ ተያዘ እናውቃለን።”

💭 Antonio Guterres Busy in Ukraine

The United Nations says a third safe passage operation is under way to evacuate civilians from the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was addressing a meeting of the Security Council.

💭 Look how the UN is engaged intensively and at the highest level in Ukraine – and compare it to the 18 month-old inhumane Tigray blockade, starvation, massacres and genocide. When it comes to Ethiopia, the world doesn’t seem to care much to move beyond such repetitive monotonous blabla words as; „We are alarmed, deeply disturbed, it’s unacceptable etc” to action. What a wicked and ignorant world!.

Well,

❖❖❖[1 John 5:19]❖❖❖

“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

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#TigrayGenocideEnabler Antonio Guterres ‘SHOCKED’ as Russian Rockets Hit Kyiv During His Visit

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 29, 2022

💭 Russian troops “greeted” the UN Secretary General with rocket attacks on Kyiv

On April 28, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited the Ukrainian capital. On the same day, Russian troops again fired on residential areas of the capital. The Ukrainian Witness project has published a video in which firefighters and the State Emergency Service rescue a residential area of ​​the capital from fire. The National Police of Ukraine also works on site.

According to the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko, two hits were recorded: one – in the object, the second – in a multi-storey building. Several cars burned down. There are casualties among the civilians.

The missile strikes came on the same day that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Kyiv.

Earlier, the Russian side has already struck at the Shevchenko district of the capital. Then the shell fragments hit a high-rise building.

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Nobel Laureate & Helina Birhanu Demand Justice For Sexual Violence Victims in Tigray, Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 14, 2022

💭 In northern Ethiopia, a woman taken to an Eritrean Defense Forces camp was raped by 27 soldiers and contracted AIDS. In Central African Republic the bodies of a woman and two girls were found days after their kidnapping and rape by armed fighters. And in Iraq, 2,800 Yazidi woman and children have been captives of the Islamic State extremist group for eight years, many subjected to sexual violence.

These are some of the examples raised at a U.N. Security Council meeting Wednesday on accountability for such acts in conflicts by Pramila Patten, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, a member of Iraq´s Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery in 2014 who escaped her Islamic State captors.

Patten´s opening words were aimed squarely at the U.N.´s most powerful body, which has approved five resolutions that focus on preventing and addressing conflict-related sexual violence. What do those resolutions mean right now, she asked, for a woman in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Myanmar or Ethiopia´s northern Tigray region?

At this time of “great global turbulence marked by multiple crises,” she said, the world has seen “increased militarization, including an epidemic of coups, which have turned back the clock on women´s rights.” And every new war has seen human tragedies “including new waves of war´s oldest, most silences, and least-condemned crime” — sexual violence and rape in those countries and others whose victims “cry out for justice and redress.”

Patten said the gap between commitments by the Security Council, and compliance and reality is evident: The latest U.N. report covering conflicts in 18 countries documents 3,293 U.N.-verified cases of sexual violence committed in 2021, a significant increase of 800 cases compared to 2020. Again, she said, the highest number – 1,016 – were recorded in Congo.

Patten also cited examples in other conflict areas: two women from the Rohingya minority in Myanmar´s Chin state gang-raped by government soldiers resulting in unwanted pregnancies; a woman allegedly raped at gunpoint by Puntland police officer in Somalia where she said “abduction, rape and forced marriage are rampant;” documented cases in Colombia of sexual violence against women ex-combatants and their families; and the torture and killing of a female police officer who was eight months pregnant in Afghanistan´s Ghor province.

The U.N. special representative said the few cases of courts convicting perpetrators “are still the exception that prove the rule of justice denied.” Justice must be delivered in communities as well as courtrooms, and victims must receive reparations to rebuild their shattered lives, she said, stressing that “justice, peace and security are inextricably linked.”

Murad said at moments of global instability – like today’s world shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, a climate crisis and war – issues like conflict-related sexual violence “tend to be pushed aside as though they are somehow secondary to the real issues.” But she said “the truth is these are precisely the moment when protecting, supporting and investing in women and girls should be urgent priorities.”

History shows that when conflict erupts brutality comes to the fore, and “we are seeing this in Ukraine as we speak, with reports of sexual violence that should alarm us.” Later, she told reporters, “my heart is with the people of Ukraine, especially the women and girls out there that are facing this brutality.”

“Sexual violence is not a side effect of conflict,” Murad said. “It is a tactic of war as old as time.”

Last year, a German court convicted an Islamic State member of genocide in a Yazidi girl’s death in a historic verdict, she said. But despite reams of evidence documenting atrocities IS committed against women and girls, she said the extremist perpetrators have faced few, if any, consequences.

Murad said survivors need “more than moral outrage” and urged the Security Council to vote to refer the Islamic State extremist group to the International Criminal Court to be tried for genocide and sexual violence. against Yazidis. In the meantime, she urged other countries to follow Germany´s example and use the principle of universal jurisdiction to try alleged perpetrators for war crimes.

“If you want to establish deterrence, if you want to assure Yazidi women and survivors everywhere that you stand with us, do not delay justice anymore,” she said.

Britain´s Minister of State Lord Tariq Ahmad, who chaired the meeting, joined her in launching “The Murad Code” which aims to tell investigators, journalists and others in the international community how to support survivors of sexual violence by reducing the burden on them and ensuring that their experiences are recorded safely and strengthen the pursuit of justice.

“The pathway to justice must have obstacles removed,” he said. “So ultimately, it´s all about survivors, that they know what their options are. … They have to be the center of our response.”

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WHO Chief Blames Racism For Greater Focus on Ukraine Than Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 14, 2022

💭 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says world ‘is not treating the human race the same way’ amid Tigray crisis

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has criticized the global community’s focus on the war in Ukraine, arguing that crises elsewhere, including in his home country of Ethiopia, are not being given equal consideration, possibly because the people affected are not white.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus questioned whether “the world really gives equal attention to Black and white lives” given that ongoing emergencies in Ethiopia, Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria had garnered only a “fraction” of the concern for Ukraine.

Last month Tedros said there was “nowhere on Earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat” than Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

Since a truce was declared in Tigray three weeks ago, about 2,000 trucks should have been able to bring food, medicines and other essentials to the conflict-ridden area, he said during a virtual press briefing from Geneva on Wednesday. Instead, only about 20 trucks had arrived, he said.

“As we speak, people are dying of starvation,” said Tedros, a former health minister in Ethiopia and an ethnic Tigrayan. “This is one of the longest and worst sieges by both Eritrean and Ethiopian forces in modern history.”

He acknowledged that the war in Ukraine was globally significant, but asked whether other crises were being accorded enough attention.

“I need to be blunt and honest that the world is not treating the human race the same way,” he said. “Some are more equal than others.”

Tedros described the situation in Tigray as tragic and said he “hopes the world comes back to its senses and treats all human life equally”.

He also criticised the media’s failure to document atrocities in Ethiopia, noting that people had been burned alive. “I don’t even know if that was taken seriously by the media,” he said.

💭 An example that confirms the validity of Dr. Tedros’ observation

1. Britain will fly many asylum seekers 4,000 miles to Rwanda under a landmark plan to ‘take back control of illegal immigration’. Ministers have struck a ‘world-first’ deal with the East African nation to host migrants – including those who come to Britain across the Channel – while their claims are considered by the Home Office.

2. Homes for Ukraine refugee scheme launches in UK

The government has launched its Homes for Ukraine site for those wanting to host a refugee, with 100,000 signing up within the first day.

Housing and Communities Secretary Michael Gove said the UK had a history of “supporting the most vulnerable during their darkest hours”.

He said there would be no limit to how many Ukrainians could enter the UK under the visa sponsorship scheme.

Each household housing a refugee will be offered £350 a month, tax-free.

‘Diabolical’ UK visa scheme nearly forced family back to Ukraine

A UK sponsor from the Homes for Ukraine scheme has described the “diabolical” application process that nearly forced the refugees he is housing to return to a warzone.

Steve Dury from Langport, Somerset, was only able to accommodate two mothers and three children from Kharkiv, Ukraine, when his “desperate plea” led the Home Secretary’s office to intervene and see to the approval of the group’s final visa application for three-year-old Egor Svichkar.

Having applied for the scheme when it first opened on March 18, Egor’s four relatives had been staying in Warsaw and acquired their visas by the beginning of April, but a further delay left them waiting on Egor’s document until Monday.

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