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Turkey Illegally Seized German-Run School in Ethiopia, Says Manager | በኢትዮጵያ ጀርመን-መራሽ ትምህርት ቤቶችን ቱርክ በሕገ-ወጥ መንገድ ወረሰች

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 17, 2021

💭 በኢትዮጵያ ጀርመንመራሽ ትምህርት ቤቶችን ቱርክ በሕገወጥ መንገድ ወረሰች

👉 ጀርመናዊው የትምህርት ቤቶቹ ሐላፊ፤ ኖርበርት ሄልሙት ዲንሴ፤

💭 ጠንካራ የሕግ የበላይነት ሥርዓት ባለበት እና የአፍሪካ ህብረት ዋና ጽህፈት ቤት ፣ የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት የአፍሪካ ኢኮኖሚክ ኮሚሽንን እና በርካታ የዲፕሎማቲክ ማህበረሰቦችን በማስተናገድ ባለበት ሀገር ውስጥ የህግ የበላይነት ካልተጠየቀ የውጭ ኢንቬስትሜንት በኃይል ይወሰዳል ብሎ ማመን አይቻልም

💭 “What has happened to our investment is odd for any listener,” Dinse wrote in English. “In a country with a strong system of the rule of law and hosting the Head Office of African Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and many diplomatic communities, it is unbelievable that foreign investment can be taken forcefully without recourse Rule of Law.

Ethiopia has illegally transferred a school run by German investors to Turkey’s state-run Maarif Foundation, according to the manager of the school.

Turkish authorities claim the school was affiliated with the Gülen movement, a faith-based group inspired by Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen.

Maarif, which was established prior to a coup attempt on July 15, 2016 through legislation in the Turkish parliament, has targeted the closure of Gülen-linked educational institutions since the abortive putsch as part of the foreign policy of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), which labels the movement as a terrorist organization and accuses it of orchestrating the failed coup. Gülen and the members of his group strongly deny any involvement in the abortive putsch or any terrorist activity.

The school was run by the STEM Education Private Limited Company, founded by German investors in Addis Ababa. It is the second such school the Maarif Foundation has taken over in Ethiopia, after assuming control of another school in Harar in July 2019.

A letter from by Dr. Norbert Helmut Dinse, the general manager of the company, addressed to the German Embassy in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian prime minister and other federal and local authorities, was shared on Twitter by journalist Oktay Yaman.

Etiyopya’da Maarif Vakfı’na devredilen okullar hakkında:
Berlin’e ulaşan bilgiye göre, okulları Alman yatırımcılar işletiyormuş. Almanya Dışişleri Bakanlığı, Etiyopya’daki Alman Büyükelçiliği’yle irtibata geçti.
Dr. Norbert Helmut Dinse’nin mektubu yetkilileri harekete geçirdi. pic.twitter.com/doVUeX99ER

— Oktay Yaman (@JournalistYaman) July 15, 2021

What has happened to our investment is odd for any listener,” Dinse wrote in English. “In a country with a strong system of the rule of law and hosting the Head Office of African Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and many diplomatic communities, it is unbelievable that foreign investment can be taken forcefully without recourse Rule of Law.

“Our Investment, STEM Education Plc. which operates in the trade name of ‘Intellectual
Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School’, is wholly foreign-owned in Ethiopia engaged in educational services,” Dinse wrote, “Initially, the company was established by Turkish Investors. Through time, the three German investors acquired the investment following all procedures required under the law. German investors stepped in and took over the parent company again in full compliance with the requirements of the laws of the land.”

Dinse claims that the problems surrounding the school had started in September 2019 when the local authorities decided to close it.

“We have made every effort to get administrative remedies from different offices,” Dinse said.

“Fortunate enough, the Federal Ministry of Education understood our side, proved the legality of our status, and gave us a school license at the beginning of this academic year (2020-21). But a month later, the school’s commencement, Oromia and Sebeta Education Bureau came to the school with gunned police and expelled all the staff and children from the school Friday, January 29, 2021, while the teaching is going on.”

Dinse went on to say that a committee comprising the offices of the Ethiopian Attorney General, Ethiopia Investment Agency, ministers of education and foreign affairs and Oromia Education Bureau was formed to tackle the issue.

“Unfortunately, on July 14, 2021, staff from the Sebeta Education bureau and the Turkish staff of Maarif Foundation trespassed our compound and took photos and left out. Our Security Company could not stop them from the entrance. Today, the same people came, broke keys of our buildings, destroyed the security system and took all illegal actions,” Dinse said.

Turkish authorities claim the school was taken over after a legal battle that spanned several years.

“Official handover of the school will soon follow after the conclusion of the asset transfer,” Levent Şahin, the Maarif’s Ethiopia representative, told the Anadolu news agency.

“We strongly believe that our investment is well protected by the Ethiopian Investment Laws, International Investment Treaties adopted by Ethiopia and the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Ethiopia and Germany,” Dinse wrote, requesting “all concerned stakeholders to stop the outrageous conduct of Oromia and Sebeta Education Bureau and Maarif Foundation from illegally seizing our investment.”

According to Birol Akgün, chairman of the Maarif Foundation, they have taken over 216 schools affiliated with the Gülen movement in 44 countries.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP has jailed some 96,000 people while investigating a total of 622,646 and detaining 301,932 over alleged links to the movement as part of a massive purge launched under the pretext of an anti-coup fight, according to the latest official figures.

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👉 የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ = ቱርክ = ቀዳማዊ ግራኝ አህመድ = ዳግማዊ ግራኝ አህመድ

ቱርክ በአርሜኒያውያን ላይ ድሮኖቿን እንደተጠቀመችው ግራኝም የመጀመሪያውና ዙር የድሮኖች ጭፍጨፋ በባቢሎን ኤሚራቶች አማካኝነት ከተጠቀመ በኋላ አሁን ወደ ክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ቱርክ ፊቱን አዙሮ ድሮኖችን በመለመን ላይ ይገኛል። ይገርማል፤ እንድምናየውና እንደምንሰማው ከሆነማ ኤሚራቶችና ቱርኮች የጠላትነት ስትራቴጂ የሚከተሉ “ተፎካካሪዎች” መሆን ነበረባቸው።

እኔ ኢትዮጵያን የሚጠላው ሰይጣን ብሆን ኖሮ ልክ አሸባሪው አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እየሠራውን ያለውን ሥራ ሁሉ ነበር የምሠራው። የዚህ ቆሻሻ ተልዕኮ ኢትዮጵያን መደቆስና ማፈራረስ፣ ኢትዮጵያውያን ማዋረድና ለባርነት ማጋለጥ ነው። ከአልሲሲ ጋር በሶቺ ሲገናኝ ሩሲያ የአደራዳሪ ፍላጎት እንዳላት ፕሬዚደንት ፑቲን ፈቃደኝነታቸውን አሳይተው ነበር፤ ነገር በማግስቱ ፊቱን ወደ አሜሪካ አዙሮ ኢትዮጵያ ከሩሲያም ከአሜሪካም ድጋፍ እንዳታገኝ አደረጋት። ተመሳሳይ ክስተት በእህት ክርስቲያን አገር በአርሜኒያም እያየን ነው፤ የአርሜኒያው መሪ ልክ እንደ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የባለሀብቱ ጆርጅ ሶሮስ ምልምል ስለሆነ አርሜኒያን ከሩሲያ በማራቅ ወደ አሜሪካ መጠጋቱን መረጠ፤ በዚህም ሩሲያን አስኮረፈ። አሁን ከአዘርበጃን ጋር ጦርነቱ ሲቀሰቀስ አርሜኒያ የሩሲያንንም የአሜሪካንንም ድጋፍ ለማግኘት አልተቻላትም። አባታችን አባ ዘወንጌል በአንድ ወቅት እንዲህ ብለውን ነበር፦“ኢትዮጵያን በዚህ ወቅት እያስተዳደሯት ያሉት ጠላቶቿ ናቸው!”

በሉሲፈራውያኑ ጆርጅ ሶሮስ እና ባራክ ሁሴን ኦባማ እንዲሁም በአረቦች ድጋፍ የሚንቀሳቀሱት አብይ አህመድ እና ጀዋር መሀመድ ሁሉንም አብረው እንደሚያንቀሳቅሱና ሁሉንም ነገር በቅደም ተከተል እያዘጋጁ እንደሆነ ሚነሶታን ጠይቁ። የተዋሕዶ ልጆች ሆይ፡ በእነ ጀማል እና መሀመድ የሚመራው ሠራዊት አሁን ወደ ኦሮሚያ ወደተሰኘው ክልል ወታደሮች እልካለሁ ቢል አትመኑት፣ “ቤተክርስቲያንን እራሳችንን እንጠብቃለን!” ብለን መነሳሳት ስንጀምር ደንግጠው ነው፣ ማዘናጊያ ነው፤ በደሉ ሁሉ ለአንድ ዓመት ያህል ያለማቋረጠ ተፈጽሟል፤ ሠራዊቱን ሊያጠነክሩት የሚችሎትን ጄነራሎች አንድ ባንድ ገድሏል፤ ስለዚህ ዐቢይ አህመድና የጂሃድ ቡድኑ ከስልጣን መወገድ ይኖርበታል። አለቀ!

👉 ዘመነ ክህደት፤ ዘመነ ባንዳ!

.አይ.ኤ ስልጣን ላይ ያወጣሃል፣ ተቃዋሚ ይፈጥርሃል ከስልጣን ያወርድሃል ፣ ይገድልሃል

አበበ ገላው፣ ብርሃኑ ነጋ፣ ፕሮፈሰር አልማርያም፣ ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ፣ አይሻ መሀመድ፣ ዳንኤል ክብረት፣ ዘመድኩን በቀለ፣ ደብረጺዮን ገብረ ሚካኤል፣ ደመቀ መኮንን፣ ጀዋር መሀመድ፣ ለማ መገርሳ፣ አብይ አህመድ፣ መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም ሁሉም ታሪካዊቷን መንፈሳዊት ኢትዮጵያን ለምጉዳት ነፍሳቸውን የሸጡና የ666ቺፕሱን ያስቀበሩ ስጋውያን የሲ.አይ./ CIA ቅጥረኞች ናቸው! ሌሎችም አሉ! አዎ! “ኢሳት” “ኢትዮ360” ወዘተ ከመጀመሪያቸው ጀምሮ በእነ ሄንሪ ኪሲንጀርና በሲ.አይ.ኤ የሚደገፉ ከእንሽላሊቱ ባለሃብት ጆርጅ ሶሮስ ድጎማ የሚያገኙ ሜዲያዎች ናቸው። ሌሎችም ብዙዎች ተቋማት፣ ሜዲያዎችና ግለሰቦች አሉ!

👉 “The Coming Armenian & Ethiopian Genocide | የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ቱርክ መንፈስ ነግሷል”

👉 “እንደ ጥንቸል ፈርቶ የፋፋውን ግራኝን እና የወራሪ ሉባ ጦሩን ይህች የአርሜኒያ አይጥ በቅርቡ እንዲህ አንቃ ትገድላቸዋለች”

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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Crisis in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 27, 2021

MAY 26, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

I am deeply concerned by the escalating violence and the hardening of regional and ethnic divisions in multiple parts of Ethiopia. The large-scale human rights abuses taking place in Tigray, including widespread sexual violence, are unacceptable and must end. Families of every background and ethnic heritage deserve to live in peace and security in their country. Political wounds cannot be healed through force of arms. Belligerents in the Tigray region should declare and adhere to a ceasefire, and Eritrean and Amhara forces should withdraw. Earlier this week, the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs warned that Ethiopia could experience its first famine since the 1980s because of this protracted conflict. All parties, in particular the Ethiopian and Eritrean forces, must allow immediate, unimpeded humanitarian access to the region in order to prevent widespread famine.

The United States urges Ethiopia’s leaders and institutions to promote reconciliation, human rights, and respect for pluralism. Doing so will preserve the unity and territorial integrity of the state, and ensure the protection of the Ethiopian people and the delivery of urgently needed assistance. The Government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders across the political spectrum should commit to an inclusive dialogue. Working together, the people of Ethiopia can build a shared vision for the country’s political future and lay the foundation for sustainable and equitable economic growth and prosperity.

The United States is committed to helping Ethiopia address these challenges, building on the longstanding ties between our two nations and working with the African Union, United Nations, and other international partners. U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeff Feltman is leading a renewed U.S. diplomatic effort to help peacefully resolve the interlinked conflicts across the region, including a resolution of the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that meets the needs of all parties. Special Envoy Feltman will return to the region next week and keep me apprised of his progress. America’s diplomacy will reflect our values: defending freedom, upholding universal rights, respecting the rule of law, and treating every person with dignity.

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Focusing on Eritrea for The Withdrawal of its Troops from Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 25, 2021

With the humanitarian crisis in Tigray getting worse every day, humanitarian organizations and leaders of the western world (US, EU, Germany, etc.) and world bodies (G-7, UN, etc.) have been despairing to find a workable solution to the problem. Torn between taking too strong an action against Ethiopia and meeting the demands of the people of Tigray in their suffering, they have yet to find the elusive balancing act they are seeking. While all the balancing act does is provide the illusion of a coming resolution, it neglects the fact that in this humanitarian crisis time is everything.

Sadly, the three partners-in-crime (Ethiopian, Eritrean and Amhara leaders) are maximally exploiting the time ‘in between’ to execute their mission: first by delaying the withdrawal of Eritrea as much as they can; and, second, by conducting an all-out assault within that extended but limited time. The first requires diplomatic maneuverings to convince the West that they are complying with its demands; and the second requires an expedited, enlarged and widened war-and-famine campaign on the ground.

What is odd about the West’s response so far is that even as it puts pressure on Ethiopia, it completely bypasses Eritrea in its punitive approach—that is, even when the main issue is the withdrawal of its troops. Odd as it may seem, it has outsourced that task to Ethiopia, the partner-in-crime of Eritrea. There is no doubt more should be done in pressuring Ethiopia to make it comply with the West’s demands, but the shortest route to resolving this crisis happens to be through Asmara. And this is not meant to seek the Isaias regime’s agency, but to enforce the denial thereof.

Eritrea remains to be the most indispensable party in the military and humanitarian crisis in Tigray as well as in the wider regional crisis. Thus, forcing out Eritrea of the tripartite alliance would be the beginning of peace not only in Ethiopia, but also in the region.

So where has the West gone wrong? The idea that somehow it would be easier to convince Abiy than Isaias is the faulty premise upon which the West has been building its diplomatic edifice. To the contrary, it is easier to convince Isaias to withdraw his troops, if it only knows how to speak his language. He would comply with the demand of the West if the threat happens to be real. The problem is, through his dealings with the West for the last 30 years, he is able to sense when such a threat is harmless, late-coming or bogus.

Genocide to the rescue of Abiy and Isaias in their failed war campaign

Ethiopia seems to be dead set not to let aid reach the neediest people in Tigray. Now that it has realized it cannot win the war against TDF (Tigray Defense Forces) any time soon, it has put all its hopes on the emerging genocide to deliver it a victory. Already, at the initial stages of this genocide, massive ethnic cleansing, the displacement of millions and the killings of tens of thousands of civilians have taken place. The almost total destruction of the health system is meant to guarantee, at minimum, tens of thousands more victims. And the impeding famine is meant to deliver hundreds of thousands more victims in the final stage of that genocide.

Among Ethiopian nationalists, cooperating with the outside world to alleviate the suffering of the people of Tigray is taken as self-defeating. If even millions have to die for ‘Ethiopia to continue’ (as Abiy and Amhara nationalists love to put it), then the people of Tigray would have to be sacrificed—so goes the convoluted logic of the genocidal mind that is tragically dominating the political discourse in today’s Ethiopia. Sadly, the Ethiopian elite are becoming comfortable with the necropolis state they have been building; and death and displacement in huge proportions are getting normalized among the general population.

Similarly, the Eritrean government is unwilling to withdraw from Tigray without a fight. It is willing to test the will of the world, in general, and that of the US, in particular, before it relents. It too has put all its eggs in the same basket as Abiy’s. Isaias keenly realizes a premature withdrawal from Tigray will be the beginning of his end. Having gambled big time in this war, now he is afraid that Eritrea itself may soon turn into a battle ground. As the Isaias regime’s ‘last and final’ military offensive in Tigray seems to go nowhere, it too is counting on the genocide to deliver it a victory.

As the world is catching up in getting the greater picture of the Tigray crisis, it has become louder in demanding Eritrea’s withdrawal from Tigray. At least on that point, a consensus across the Atlantic seems to be emerging. But the incremental pressure on Ethiopia to enforce such a withdrawal it has adopted is not working. And this is mainly due to the West’s poor understanding of the nature of the genocidal beast they are dealing with; namely, Abiy.

A wedge between Abiy and Isaias that doesn’t exist

So far, the West’s strategy seems to be based on a false premise: on a distinction between Abiy and Isaias.

Various versions of this alleged distinction have been aired: that Isaias has been a bad influence on Abiy, but that the latter freed from the influence of the former would still be salvageable; or that Abiy is childish, but not the monster that the war and the humanitarian crisis portray him to be; or that he is comparatively young leader and still impressionable, but one that, with enough pressure, could still return to his reform days; or that he has blundered a number of times, but still remains indispensable to the unity of Ethiopia; etc. The Nobel Peace Prize has added one more layer—that of a ‘man of peace’—to an already multi-layered confusion.

This untenable distinction happens to be invoked both among dubious analysts, who strain to find a vindicating angle whenever writing about Abiy, and among sincere ones, who otherwise are appalled by the humanitarian crisis in Tigray.

The strained attempt to humanize Abiy is to be seen in almost every report the ICG (International Crisis Group) produces. Legitimizing the above mentioned distinction, it writes, “Getting Eritrean forces out may not be easy, given Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s apparent determination to crush the Tigrayan leadership, but Ethiopia’s foreign partners should hold Abiy to his pledge that these forces will leave.” Notice how Abiy is made to lack “the apparent determination to crush the Tigrayan leadership” despite him being loud and clear about it being his top priority a number of times. The ICG needs that fabricated distinction to make Abiy’s ‘pledge’ plausible.

Further, in its reports, ICG’s worry over what may happen if Eritreans troops leave Tigray remains as palpable as any Ethiopian nationalist’s, betraying the sincerity and purpose of the distinction between Abiy and Isaias it invokes. In one of its reports, it has suggested that the Abiy government “should curtail [instead of total withdrawal] the Amhara and Eritrean troop presences and let aid flow”. Another deceptive phrase it uses in the same briefing is for the government to “roll back Eritrean deployments”, hinting that it should be gradual rather than immediate.

Alex de Waal, who is earnestly worried about the developments in Tigray, also writes, “Abiy’s initial goal was cutting the TPLF down to size. But his coalition partners’ war aims appear to go much further.” No such distinction has ever existed; Abiy desperately wants what his partners-in-crime want: the total destruction of Tigray and the ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans from Amhara-annexed areas. When it comes to Tigray, Abiy has shown his genocidal tendencies soon after he came to power. His hate over everything Tigray or Tigrayan has been on exhibit from his early days as Prime Minister, something that the Amhara elite quickly realized and latched onto. How is it that Western analysts who know the region fail to see now what the Amhara nationalists saw early in the game?

Based on this faulty premise, Western governments (especially the EU and US) have adopted a strategy of creating a wedge between Abiy and Isaias. Their entire effort has been on how to convince Abiy to abandon Isaias—to evict Eritrean troops from Tigray—and to work for the return of peace not only in Tigray, but also in the wider region. The US has adopted the most quixotic approach: every time it fails in getting its message through, it keeps changing the messenger. This way, it has managed to keep its faith in Abiy intact.

But Abiy is not a fool when it comes to maintaining his political interests. He knows that his fate is now irrevocably tied to that of Isaias; if the despot of Asmara goes, so does he. If Eritrean troops withdraw from Tigray, he knows the Ethiopian army will find it hard to keep fighting for long. Under such a scenario, his only choice would be to settle for peace, one that would probably require his eventual resignation. But there is no such nobleness in him that would make him abandon his ambition for the sake of the nation. The only way he could end up doing that is if he is forced to, either through defeat at the battle ground or through the forced withdrawal of Eritrea by the outside world.

Thus, the world has gotten the logical order wrong. Per impossible, the world is trying to convince Abiy to agree to the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray. Instead, what it should do is enforce the withdrawal of Eritrean troops on its own and then ask Abiy to come to the negotiation table. That is, it is necessary to weaken Abiy first before he is made to accept a truce. Those who are proposing a ceasefire now may have goodwill on their side, but not good judgement; for they are attempting to do the impossible.

It is not surprising then that Abiy has been plotting with Isaias to make it seem as if such a wedge does indeed exist—that is, as if he is salvageable.

Consequences of US statements if not followed by action

President Biden doesn’t seem to realize his mere being in the White House, let alone his statements, has unintended consequences on the people of Tigray. The main reason why the two leaders—Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea—are rushing to finalize the war in Tigray is the change of leadership in the White House.

Anticipating the Biden administration’s move, Abiy and Isaias finalized a ‘last and final’ offensive they hoped would deliver a knockout blow to TDF just after Biden moved to the White House. With Eritrea’s expanded presence, that final offensive is now being waged all over Tigray. And as Eritrea finds itself bogged down in all fronts, it has been increasing its presence by tens of thousands. The influx of soldiers from Eritrea to Tigray has not stopped till this day, with the mobilization of the last kind—women, child-soldiers, and retired men included—being scraped from the hollowed-out population of Eritrea.

It is by that much then that the Isaias regime has been heeding Biden’s warning.

But the point is that this expedited, enlarged and extended campaign is coming with huge consequences to the people of Tigray. Besides the usual ravages of the war, the unusual brutalities of the three armies mean daily massacres, thousands of rapes, burnings of villages, large-scale lootings, massive displacements, etc. Isaias is a desperate man; hence, his kitchen sink approach, throwing everything he has at the TDF (and the people of Tigray)—and all of this because he feels the Biden administration will not tolerate it for long.

So, it is essential to understand that for Isaias and Abiy this is a do-or-die mission. The total war conducted against Tigray with genocide as its ultimate goal is the wish of these two leaders. Any measure that the West entertains should take this as given.

Expedited ethnic cleansing

Another unintended consequence is the Amhara forces’ reaction: alarmed by the US’ warning for them to withdraw from Tigray, they have been expediting their ethnic cleansing at a massive level.

Secretary Blinken’s demand that the Amhara forces move out from Tigray was made with the aim of stopping the massive ethnic cleansing that has been going on in West Tigray—hundreds of thousands—in the four months since the start of the war. Yet, that very demand became a further reason to evict tens of thousands of Tigrayans more. These evictions are always accompanied with gross atrocities, not only with the intention of chasing out ethnic Tigrayans but also Tigrayan ethnicity from that area. Mass rape and the prohibition of Tigrinya language are meant to put a final dagger at the heart of the Tigrayan identity. Those who have been evicted have been repeating the glee with which the Amhara nationalists have been forcing them out of their homes, “Now we will see if America is going to save you!”

But this is not simply vindictive hate at work; there is a well thought out plan behind it. This is done with active collaboration from the Abiy government, with the intention of creating facts on the ground. Even as he claims that the incorporation of these lands into Amhara shouldn’t be done by force (meaning that he has no problem if it is done through ‘legal’ means), he has never opposed the actual ethnic cleansing—not even a word! And now, he has created a commission to eventually legalize the forced annexation. That is to say, it is with the full blessing of the Abiy government that the ethnic cleansing has been going on.

Having now established facts on the ground through terror and decrees, there is no doubt that eventually the Abiy government will claim that the Amhara forces cannot be asked to withdraw because these lands are officially located outside of Tigray. Part of the plan is, after having squeezed Tigray to a manageable size, to make it impossible for it to come to the negotiation table.

These new ‘facts on the ground’ will thus be a precondition for rendering Tigray as the belligerent party, and a sinister way of keeping the wedge theory alive. The ICG has notoriously proposed the land disputes between Amhara and Tigray should be assessed by “a federal boundary commission”—that is, literally by Abiy himself, since there is no such independent body that could adjudicate such a case in Ethiopia. To think that a nation at a time its genocidal hysteria has reached its highest level could be fair to Tigray could only come from an organization that is trying to save the Abiy administration no matter what.

Anyway, the point is again: if a statement made by the strongest nation on earth is not followed up with action, it creates unintended consequences to the very victims that statement is meant to help. If so, what is it that should follow up now, given the damage already done?

The answer is: focus on Eritrea. It would be a shortcut to all this mess.

Why focus on Eritrea?

Why should the world focus on Eritrea? Because Eritrea is the linchpin that holds it all together, be it in the military, humanitarian or regional crisis.

First, there is no way the Abiy government could defeat the Tigray forces without Eritrea’s help since it remains the backbone of the tripartite alliance. And now, with tens of thousands of Eritrean troops spreading to all corners of Tigray, the Abiy government’s dependence on Eritrea has become complete. Yet, even with all this support, the chance of winning the war is getting slimmer by the day. So, the best way Abiy could be coaxed towards the peace table is only if he sees the war option as impossible to attain; and that could be done sooner than later, and with certainty, only if Eritrea is forced to withdraw from Tigray.

Second, Eritrea’s share in creating the humanitarian crisis—this ongoing genocide—in Tigray is huge. That is to say, it is equally indispensable in creating the humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Tigray; in fact, it pioneered all the atrocities used in generating and facilitating this genocide.

It is no surprise that the Eritrean troops’ main targets to destroy and loot happen to be health centers, food supplies, livelihoods, universities and schools, worship places, historical sites and factories and businesses. Nothing should be left to chance: the totality of Tigray—its body, mind, spirit, history, industriousness, continuity and material possession—should be attacked. Within five months, this total war has achieved a spectacular success in creating the conditions for genocide. Already, there are 2.5 million IDPs and 4.5 million are believed in dire need of food aid, a huge share of this being accomplished by Eritrean troops. Already, 50 to 100 deaths per day due to starvation are taking place, these numbers being hints of the coming famine.

The absurdity of the West’s response to the humanitarian crisis without factoring in Eritrea’s (and Amhara’s) genocidal behavior can be seen in the ever-worsening crisis, as exemplified in the increasing number of IDPs. As the West is trying to meet the needs of the displaced and impoverished people, the three armies are doing their utmost to increase those numbers. With the Eritrean army now spreading all over Tigray, it is repeating all the horrors it has accomplished in northern Tigray. Lately, it is getting bolder: it is blocking trucks loaded with food aid from reaching their destination areas. It becomes a futile game where the West increases its help while the Eritrean army does its utmost to increase the misery, thereby creating a crisis that needs further help. USAID’s ever-increasing help follows this pattern.

But that is not all; while the world is preoccupied with addressing this crisis, Eritrea is already planning ahead for next year’s famine. The Eritrean troops have been killing and looting oxen and donkeys and destroying all kinds of farming tools (yoke, plough, etc.) everywhere they go, depriving peasants of the means with which to plough their farmlands. And, lately, they have been more brazen about their evil intention: they have been directly preventing farmers from ploughing or working on their fields—again, with the making of next year’s famine in mind. To talk about helping these peasants (as the West is doing) while a diabolical enemy is undoing what is being done and plotting to undo the future is the height of absurdity. First, that diabolical enemy will have to be removed from Tigray’s landscape for any aid to make a difference in the lives of Tigrayans, be it now or in the near future.

Thus, with the withdrawal of Eritrean troops, the huge humanitarian crisis the Eritrean occupation has generated would come to an end. And if done in time, the apocalypse of the genocide—at least, to the scope the three partners-in-crime have in mind—might even be averted. That, by itself, would be a monumental achievement.

Third, the mere presence of Eritrean troops everywhere in Tigray, and the genocidal horror that follows them wherever they go, has become a further reason why the Addis Ababa government doesn’t want to allow foreign entities (from humanitarian organizations to journalists) into much of Tigray. So far, the camouflages the Abiy government is coming up with are not working. It has been dressing up the Eritrean troops with Ethiopian military uniforms, even as their famous shida (sandals)—without which they can neither fight nor run—and their emaciated bodies keep betraying them. It has even tried to hide them, moving whole battalions around in a hide-and-seek game with journalists and aid workers. That is one of the major reasons why little of the aid has reached Eritrea-occupied areas.

Besides, even if food aid is allowed to enter areas occupied by Eritrean troops (and, in some cases, it already has), it doesn’t necessarily mean that the needy party will get it. The world can be assured the aid that reaches the most affected areas won’t be stolen only if the chronically looting Eritrean army is gone for good.

Thus, with the withdrawal of Eritrean troops, this bottleneck that is keeping millions on the verge of starvation would be totally gone.

And, last, this focus on Eritrea should also have a long-range aspect to it, since much of the problem in the region is instigated by its vindictive leader, Isaias Afwerki. For a long time now, Isaias has found out the only way he could remain relevant in the region is by involving the nation in multiple confrontations. Once, in a 2009 article, I wrote:

“The only good thing about Isaias is that he has never been a nationalist, but armed with his super-size ego this quality turns into a disaster for his ambition recognizes no borders. The problem with Isaias is that once he put himself in the nationalist straight jacket called ‘Eritrea’, he never managed to disentangle himself from it. He (and ghedli [the revolution]) needed to instill ultra-nationalism in his followers to be where he is now. Once he reached the goal of independence, that very ultra-nationalism became a hindrance to his insatiable ambition to be the most relevant leader in the neighborhood.”

With the coming of Abiy, Isaias found a rare opportunity to get out of that nationalist straightjacket to be relevant again; something that was eventually denied to him by Meles Zenawi. With the Tigray war, he has carved out the most indispensable role for the Eritrean army. Now, both Abiy and the Amhara nationalists depend on him for their morbid dreams to come true. If so, it is essential the evil man of Asmara be denied the relevance he actively seeks through endless confrontations—against Djibouti, Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, and now, Tigray—in the neighborhood. The forced withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray would be the beginning of his downfall.

With that, the possibility of sandwiching Tigray between two mortal enemies (Eritrea and Amhara), a phenomenon that has been tempting genocidal elements from Ethiopia, would come to an end. Abiy (and the Amhara elite) would have never attempted to conduct total war against Tigray without having Eritrea on his side. Thus, any attempt at resolution that doesn’t include the end of the Isaias regime will fail, even if it succeeds in achieving a temporary truce between Ethiopia and Tigray. The genocidal elements will always attempt a comeback to wipe out Tigray so far as they believe Eritrea is on their side.

Time-sensitive action needed

What is needed is an action that takes the time frame within which the war-induced famine does its work into consideration.

All the steps that the world has been entertaining so far fail the time-sensitivity test. Cutting financial aid, imposing arms embargo or other sanctions, however harsh, won’t do the job because Abiy and Isaias believe they can weather any ‘sanctions’ imposed on them for a few months. They believe that is all the time they need for their dual war-and-famine strategy to deliver them a victory. After that, they believe the world would have no alternative but to accept the new reality on the ground, as usual prioritizing ‘Ethiopia’s stability’ in the region.

But the point is, whether they win or not, such an attempt is coming at a huge expense to the people of Tigray. If so, sadly, it is those who are wielding genocide as a weapon of subjugation that are heeding the time constraint, and not those powers that are alarmed by this humanitarian disaster—the EU, US, UN, G-7, etc.

What is needed is a tool that delivers in the shortest time possible. Any delay on Biden’s side to act would come at a colossal expense to the people of Tigray—as it has already done, to some extent—who will be massacred in enormous proportions because of the morbid calculations of Abiy, Isaias and Amhara leaders.

The gradual and incremental approaches that the EU and US are using to pressure Ethiopia are time-insensitive that do not take the war-and-famine strategy into consideration. So is it with the UN-led strategy: its procedural bottlenecks meant a lethal delayed action, if ever. Thus, there is a need for a strategic shift in both the enforcer and the target of the enforcement. The West (the US or EU or both—NATO) should act unilaterally to enforce the withdrawal of Eritrean troops by focusing mainly on Eritrea.

It is only by taking these two measures that the West could escape the dilemma it has created for itself, and be able to deliver on a timely basis. Eritrea should be given an ultimatum to pack its armaments and get out of Tigray. Even as aid cuts, arms embargo and other sanctions for both Ethiopia and Eritrea are welcome, the latter nation should be singled out for additional punishment.

The West could start with a no-fly-zone imposed over Eritrea, to be extended to Tigray if Ethiopia does not comply with the demands of the outside world. A no-fly-zone would not be considered as harmless as the various forms of sanctions (not when time is factored in, anyway) and as invasive as outright armed intervention. Besides giving respite to the people of Tigray, it would be taken as a serious move to be followed up by further action if not adhered to.

And as a last resort, there is one acceptable target with the least collateral damage: Isaias Afwerki himself. Targeting one of his many hiding places (they don’t even have to kill him) would bring immediate results than any other aid cuts, arms embargo or sanctions would ever deliver.

Whatever action the West takes though, the main focus should be on Eritrea, and with a big stick behind it. That is the only way the world can avoid a genocide of epic proportion, one that could easily surpass that of Rwanda.

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What Ethiopia Needs is a UN Probe into Genocide in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 20, 2021

From The Citizen, Tanzania

I was astonished to read an editorial in The Citizen of Sunday, April 18, 2021 supporting the call by the Ethiopian ambassador to Tanzania for international intervention to back his government in rebuilding the Tigray region. The ambassador, Yonas Sanbe, was earlier quoted in a story in The Citizen saying the Ethiopian government was striving to rebuild the region following extensive damage to roads, bridges and power and telecommunications infrastructure, as well as restore financial services.

The Citizen followed up with an editorial that fully and unquestioningly supported the envoy’s remarks. It was shocking to see the story, and extremely sad to read the editorial. No reference whatsoever was made to the suffering of the people of Tigray. There was no mention of the causes of the war, or Eritrea’s involvement in ethnic cleansing in Tigray. It was irresponsible journalism, to say the least.

Numerous independent international reports, including Amnesty International’s recent statement, laid bare the extent of violence that civilians in Tigray have had to endure over the last three months, and in particular the atrocities that took place in November 2020 during an offensive to take control of Axum by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops. The report issued in February 2021, concluded that the indiscriminate shelling of Axum by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops may amount to war crimes, and the slaughter of hundreds of Axum civilians by Eritrean troops could amount to crimes against humanity.

CNN conducted an investigation, and verified footage of massacres in Tigray. Doctors also said rape was being used as a weapon of war in what amounted to genocide.

UN Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for an independent investigation into claims of genocide against the Tigrayan ethnic group – Persistent, credible reports of grave violations in Tigray underscore urgent need for human rights access: Bachelet

All these calls by credible international organisations have gone unanswered by the Ethiopian government, and it was astounding to hear the Ethiopian ambassador instead call for support to rebuild the region his country has destroyed – that is, appealing for international assistance to help Ethiopia clean up its own mess. What about the atrocities committed against the people of Tigray, including mass killings, rape and destruction of property?

These rampant and blatant human rights violations must be strongly condemned, and the perpetrators brought to justice in line with international humanitarian law that requires all parties involved in conflict to protect civilians, including women, children, refugees and internally displaced people (I D Ps).

What is particularly flabbergasting is the fact that a prime minister could invite another nation to invade his own country, kill his own people and allow women to be raped. The war that started on November 4, 2020 was an opportunistic conflict started to coincide with the US elections.

However, the gamble backfired spectacularly as the new US administration has shown a clear stand in siding with the international community through the UN to stop the senseless bloodletting in Tigray. The Ethiopian government must bear responsibility, and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed should be charged with war crimes.

The Ethiopian ambassador to Tanzania should have been summoned by Tanzania’s Foreign ministry to explain the massacres in his country instead of addressing a news conference and asking for foreign assistance. Tanzania’s foreign policy is built on a strong foundation of justice and non-discrimination.

I had expected The Citizen, like any other reputable newspaper, to call on the international community to take urgent steps to halt further atrocities in Tigray in line with our collective responsibility to protect the people of that region. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the United Nations must act now to protect civilians in Tigray, and work with domestic stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the conflict.

It is time the African Union and the UN redoubled efforts to ensure that Eritrean forces leave Tigray as soon as possible; an independent investigation is conducted by the UN, and the people of Tigray are given the liberty to decide on their future. It is time reputable newspapers such as The Citizen reported responsibly, and side with the oppressed. As Che Guevara once said, “If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.”

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#TigrayGenocide NPR – UPDATE | FATHER’S WAR CRY + A MOTHER’S TEARS

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 20, 2021

🔥 America, Please Remove Your Toxic Rubbish – Abiy Ahmed from Ethiopia Quickly!!!

🔥 አሜሪካ እባክሽን መርዛማ ቆሻሻሽን አብይ አህመድን ከኢትዮጵያ በፍጥነት አስወግጂው!!!

[ንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፳፭፥፰]

ሞትን ለዘላለም ይውጣል፥ ጌታ እግዚአብሔርም ከፊት ሁሉ እንባን ያብሳል፥ የሕዝቡን ስድብ ከምድር ሁሉ ላይ ያስወግዳል፤ እግዚአብሔር ተናግሮአልና።

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Isaias Afewerki Stealing Donkeys from Tigray | ኢሳያስ ከትግራይ አህዮች ሲሰርቅ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 19, 2021

ትልቅ ቅሌት! እጅግ በጣም አሳፋሪ ተግባር ነው! ከግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታዮቻቸው ጋር ሁሉም “አሊ ባባ እና አርባ ሌቦቹ “ን ሆነዋል። እነዚህ አውሬዎችና ጭፍሮቻቸው ሞትን እስኪመኟት ድረስ ገና ብዙ ይዋረዷታል። ለምስኪኖቹ አህዮች አዘንኩ!

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የአረመኔው ግራኝ ኦሮሞ ሰአራዊት በመቀሌ ዝነኛውን የአፄ ዮሐንስን ትምህርት ቤት አፈራረሰው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 19, 2021

በምስጋና-ቢሱ የግራኝ ኦሮሞ ሰአራዊት በመቐለ ተዘርፎ የፈራረሰው የአፄ ዮሐንስ ፬ኛ ትምሕርት ቤት። ሰአራዊቱ ሕፃናት ተማሪዎችን አባርሮ በማስወጣት እዚህ መሽጎ ሴቶችን ይደፍርና ይገድል ነበር።

ትግራዋይ ለኦሮሞ ጠላቱ ሰርቶለት መቀሌ ገባ፤ በተቃራኒው ፥ ዓለም ተገለባብጦ፤ ከሃዲውና ምስጋና-ቢሱ ኦሮሞ ትግሬ በሰራለት ፈጣን ጎዳና አድርጎ ወደ መቀሌ ፈጥኖ በመሄድ ትግራዋይን ጨፈጨፈ፣ ትምህርት ቤቱን አፈራረሰበት። አዎ! ለትግራይዋ እና ለጀግናው ኢትዮጵያዊ ንጉሥ ለአፄ ዮሐንስ ያላቸው ጥላቻ ደም ስራቸው ውስጥ ነው። በዚህ ለቅንጣት ያህል እንኳን አንጠራጠር፤ ይህን አስመልክቶ በግል ብዙ ኡ ኡ! የሚያሰኝ ነገር አይቻለሁ። ለሌላ ቀን!

✞✞✞ዛሬ ሚያዝያ ፲፩፤ የሐና ማርያም ዕለት ነው። የዚህ ቪዲዮ ግዝፈት በተዓምር ፻፲፩/111 MB. ! ! ! ለከሃዲዎችና ለምስጋናቢሶች✞✞✞

Hell is full of the ungrateful.” ― Spanish Proverb

ሲኦል በከሃዲዎች የተሞላች ናት። ” የስፔን ምሳሌ

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ኢትዮጵያ ስታነጥስ መላው ዓለም ጕንፋን ይይዘዋል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 18, 2020

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ኡ! ኡ! የሚያሰኝ ጥናት | የሳዑዲ “ትምህርት ቤቶች” በአይሁዶች፣ ክርስቲያኖች እና ሴቶች ላይ ኃይለኛ ጥላቻን ያስተምራሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 23, 2018

የአንደኛ እና የሁለተኛ ደረጃዎች ትምህርት ቤቶች ህፃናቶቻቸው አሁንም የጥላቻ መንፈስ የተሞላባቸውን መጻሕፍት በይፋ እንዲያነብቡ እና እንዲሸመድዱ ያስገድዷቸዋል፤ በሳዑዲ ትምህርት ሚንስትር በይፋ የቀረፀው ካሪኩለም ይህን ይፈቅዳል። “ኤዲ ኤል” የተባለው አይሁድ አሜሪካዊ ድርጅት ትናንትና ባወጣው ጥናት ላይ ለዘመናት የታወቀውን ይህን ሃቅ ያረጋግጣል።

ልጆቻቸው ለምሳሌ የሚከተሉትን ይማራሉ፦

  • አይሁዶች ዝንጀሮዎች ናቸው፣ ክርስቲያኖች አሳማዎች ናቸው”

  • አይሁዶችና ክርስቲያኖች የሙስሊሞች ጠላቶች ናቸው”

  • በአላህ ፈቃድ ከአይሁዶችና ክርስቲያኖች ጋር እስከመጨረሻው ድረስ እንዋጋለን፤ በፍርድ ቀንም አላህ ለሙስሊሞች ድሉን ይሰጣቸዋል”

  • ሙስሊሞች ጥሮዎች ናቸው፥ ሙስሊም ያልሆኑት ግን መጥፎዎች ናቸው፤ ስለዚህ ከምድር መጥፋት አለባቸው”

  • እስላም ባልሆኑ ሃይማኖቶች ላይ ጂሃድ መካሄድ አለበት”

ትምህርት ቤት በሚሉት ቦታ የሚሰጠው ይህ የጥላቻ ኢትምህርት የተገኘው ከ ቁርአናቸው እና ሃዲታቸው ነው።

በአገራችንም፡ በሳዑዲ ባርባሪያ ፔትሮዶላር የሚደጎሙት የጥላቻ ኢ-ትምህርት ቤቶችም ይህን ነው የሚያስተምሩት።

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ጀግናዋ እናት፡ ልጇን ሊዘርፍባት የመጣውን ወንበዴ መሬት ላይ አነጠፈችው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 14, 2018

ሰይፍ የሚያነሡ ሁሉ በሰይፍ ይጠፋሉ!!!

የቅዱስ ጳውሎስ ከተማ (ሳዖ ፓውሎ) ነዋሪ የሆነችው ብራዚላዊት ልጆቻቸውን ከትምህርት ቤት ለማምጣት ከተሰለፉት ሌሎች እናቶች ጋር አብራ ቆማ እያለች ወንበዴ መጣ፤ ከዚያ በመቅጽበት ሹጉጧን አውጥታ ጧ! አደረገችው። ወንበዴው ሆስፒታል ሲደርስ ሞቷል። የ42 ዓመት እድሜ ያላት ይህች ሴት፡ እንዳጋጣሚ ሆኖ፡ ከመደበኛ ሥራ ውጭ የነበረች የጦር ሠራዊት ፖሊስ ናት።

ጎበዝ!

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