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ግዙፍ እሳት በለንደን | G7 + Tigray | እስቲ ይህንን ልብ እንበል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 28, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

በብሪታኒያ ዋና ከተማ በለንደን ክፍለ ከተማ፤ “Elephant & Castle (ዝሆን እና ቤተመንግስት)“ ግዙፍ እሳት ከሰዓታት በፊት ተቀስቅሷል።

የሰው ሕይወት እንዲተርፍ ምኞታችን ነው!

የምኒልክን የ ፒኮክ ቤተ መንግስትለአጭር ጊዜ እንዲወርስ የተፈቀደለት 😈 አረመኔው የጦር ወንጀለኛ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እኮ እንዲህ ብሎን ነበር፤

👉 “ኦሮሞ እስኪነቃ ነው እንጂ፣ እስኪነሳ ነው እንጂ ሲነሳ ሚዳቋ አትበላንም፤ እኛ ዝሆን ነን፤ እንሰብራለን፤ እንበላለን፤ እንገዛለን፣ ሃሳብ አለን፤ ድርጅት አለን፤ ከአለም ጋር ግንኙነት አለን…”

🐘 እንግዲህ፤ በጽዮን አንበሣ የሚመሩት የአክሱም ዝሆኖች የዋቄዮአላህን ፍዬሎች እየደቆሷቸው ነው። ለአንዴ እና መጨረሻ ጊዜም ማጥፋት አለባቸው። ወደ አራት ኪሎ አምርተው ግራኝን፣ መንጋውን እና ሰዶምና ገሞራ ፒኮኩን 🔥 በእሳት ሲጠርጉት ታሪካዊቷ ኢትዮጵያ ከመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመት የስደትና የባርነት ዘመን በኋላ ነፃ ትወጣለች።

👉 በነገው ዕለት እንግሊዝ እና ጀርመን በአውሮፓው ዋንጫ በለንደን ይፋለማሉ። ነገ እመለስበታለሁ!

A huge fire has broken out underneath Elephant and Castle station leading to explosions and evacuations.

Fifteen engines and 100 firefighters were sent to the south east London station, where the fire had started in garages in the arches of the railway station.

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Prayer in Memory of The Togoga + MSF Martyrs

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 28, 2021

😈 አርዮስ ኢሬቻ በላይ የተደመረባት የአዲስ አበባ ቤተ ክህነትስ፤ የት ገባች?

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የጽዮን ልጆች | የትግራይ እናት እንባ እያነባችም ቢሆን ሊገድሏት ለመጡት ምርኮኞቿ እንዲህ ከቀራት ምግብ ታካፍላለች

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 28, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

✞✞✞[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፫፥፲፯]✞✞✞

ነገር ግን የዚህ ዓለም ገንዘብ ያለው፥ ወንድሙም የሚያስፈልገው ሲያጣ አይቶ ያልራራለት ማንም ቢሆን፥ የእግዚአብሔር ፍቅር በእርሱ እንዴት ይኖራል?”

💭 አዎ! አንድ ምስል አንድ ሺህ ቃላትን ይናገራል / A picture tells a thousand words

😇 በዛሬው የእናታችን የድንግል ማርያም ዕለት ይህን ማየቴ ያለምክኒያት አይደለም፤ በእውነት አስደስቶኛል። ግን “ዓይን ያለው ይመልከት! ልብ ያለው ያስተውል!” የሚባልበት ጊዜ እያበቃ መሆኑ ደግሞ በጣም አሳዝኖኛል።

የትግራይ እናት የሰላም ሽልማት አልተሰጣትም፤ የሰላም ሚንስትርም ትሆን ዘንድ አልተፈለገችም፤ ሽልማቱንም የሚንስትር ወንበሩንም ተሽቀዳድመው የወሰዱት የጽዮንን ልጆች በጥላቻ እያሳደደዷቸው፣ እያፈናቀሏቸው፣ ማሳዎቻቸውን እያቃጠሉባቸው፣ እህል እንዳይዘሩ የከለከሏቸው፣ ያስራቧቸው፣ አንቡላንስ እንዳያልፍ ያደረጉባቸው፣ የሚደፍሯቸው የሚጨፈጨፏቸው አህዛብ የጽዮን ማርያም ጠላቶች፤ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ናቸውና ነው። ለጊዜው፤ ለአጭር ጊዜ ይህችን ዓለም ወደ ገደል በመምራት ላይ ያለው ዲያብሎስ አለቃቸው ነውና ብዙ በደልና ግፍ ለማድረስ ተችሏቸዋል።

ይህ ሁሉ ገሃነማዊ ሁኔታ ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ ተፈጥሮባቸው እንዲሁም ለስቃይና መከራ ተዳርገው እና የበላይነቱንም መያዝ በቻሉበት በዚህ ወቅት እንኳን ይህ የትግራይ ትክክለኛዎቹ ኢትዮጵያውያን ርህራሄ፣ ደግነት፣ ይቅር ባይነት የተሞላበት ራስ ወዳድ ያልሆነ የመንፈሳዊ ማንነት እና ምንነት ዛሬ በግልጽ ታይቷል።

የአውሬውን ዓለም ለመከተል የወሰነው ጠላትና የኢትዮጵያዊነትን ክብር፣ ፀጋና በረከት የተነጠቀው አህዛባዊውን የስጋ ማንነትንና ምንነትን የመረጠው ወገናችን ይሄንን በውስጡ በደንብ ስለሚያውቅ፤ “በትግራዋይ ላይ የፈለግኩትን ያህል ግፍ ብሰራ እንኳን፤ ደጎች ናቸውና ልክ እንደ አባቶቼ ዘመን ይቅርታን እና እርቅን በቀላሉ በድጋሚ አገኛለሁ” በሚል እባባዊ አካሄዱ ፈሪሃ እግዚአብሔር የሌለው ከንቱ ወገን መሆኑን አረጋግጧል፤ ላለፉት ሰባት ወራት፣ ላለፉት መቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት ኦሮማራዎች በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ለፈጸሙትና ንስሐ ለመግባት ፈቃደኝነትን ያላሳዩበትን ግፍ ተበቃዩ አምላካችን አሁን ዝም ብሎ እንደማይልፍላቸው ለመገንዘብ እንኳን ተስኗቸዋል። ልባቸው ጨልሟልና!

አዎ! ዛሬ ፺/ 90% የሚሆነው “አማራ ነኝ” የሚለው ወገን እና ፺፭/95% ኦሮሞዎች ልባቸው ስለጨለመ፤ ማርያማዊ የሆነውን የትግራይ እናቶችን ደግነት፣ ርህራሄ እና ይቅር ባይነት ልክ እንደ ቃኤል እና እስማኤል በቅናት መንፈስ ነው የሚያዩት። ይህ ቅናታዊ እርኩስ መንፈስ የፈጠረው መርዝ ነው ልባቸውን ያጨለመው፤ በጥልቁ ውስጣቸው እግዚአብሔር አምላክን ስለካዱት ዲቃላነታቸው ወይንም የስጋ ማንነታቸውን ምንነታቸው ስላሸነፋቸው ነው የመንፈስ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸውን የትግራይን ኢትዮጵያውያን ለመበደል፣ ለመጨፍጨፍ ብሎም “ከምድረ ገጽ ለማጥፋት” ከፍተኛ የጥላቻ ወኔ ይዘው ወደ ትግራይ የዘመቱት።

👉 ዛሬ፡ ክርስቲያን እና ኢትዮጵያውያን አይደለንም በሚሉት ላይ ስለተፈረደባቸው ምንም ማብራሪያ አያስፈልገውም፤ በሌላ በኩል ግን “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን፣ ክርስቲያን ነን” የሚሉትንና ፺/ 90% የሚሆኑትን አማራዎች የሚከተለው የሐዋርያው ቅዱስ ጳውሎስ መልዕክት በደንብ ይገልጸዋል፤ ድንቅ ነው! ወዴት እያመሩ እንደሆነ እንየው፤

✞✞✞[ወደ ሮሜ ሰዎች ምዕራፍ ፩]✞✞✞

፲፯ ጻድቅ በእምነት ይኖራል ተብሎ እንደ ተጻፈ የእግዚአብሔር ጽድቅ ከእምነት ወደ እምነት በእርሱ ይገለጣልና።

፲፰ እውነትን በዓመፃ በሚከለክሉ ሰዎች በኃጢአተኝነታቸውና በዓመፃቸው ሁሉ ላይ የእግዚአብሔር ቍጣ ከሰማይ ይገለጣልና፤

፲፱ እግዚአብሔር ስለ ገለጠላቸው፥ ስለ እግዚአብሔር ሊታወቅ የሚቻለው በእነርሱ ዘንድ ግልጥ ነውና።

፳፩ የማይታየው ባሕርይ እርሱም የዘላለም ኃይሉ ደግሞም አምላክነቱ ከዓለም ፍጥረት ጀምሮ ከተሠሩት ታውቆ ግልጥ ሆኖ ይታያልና፤ ስለዚህም እግዚአብሔርን እያወቁ እንደ እግዚአብሔርነቱ መጠን ስላላከበሩትና ስላላመሰገኑት የሚያመካኙት አጡ፤ ነገር ግን በአሳባቸው ከንቱ ሆኑ የማያስተውለውም ልባቸው ጨለመ።

፳፪ ጥበበኞች ነን ሲሉ ደንቆሮ ሆኑ፥

፳፫ የማይጠፋውንም የእግዚአብሔር ክብር በሚጠፋ ሰውና በወፎች አራት እግር ባላቸውም በሚንቀሳቀሱትም መልክ መስለው ለወጡ።

፳፬ ስለዚህ እርስ በርሳቸው ሥጋቸውን ሊያዋርዱ እግዚአብሔር በልባቸው ፍትወት ወደ ርኵስነት አሳልፎ ሰጣቸው፤

፳፭ ይህም የእግዚአብሔርን እውነት በውሸት ስለ ለወጡ በፈጣሪም ፈንታ የተፈጠረውን ስላመለኩና ስላገለገሉ ነው፤ እርሱም ለዘላለም የተባረከ ነው፤ አሜን።

፳፮ ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር ለሚያስነውር ምኞት አሳልፎ ሰጣቸው፤ ሴቶቻቸውም ለባሕርያቸው የሚገባውን ሥራ ለባሕርያቸው በማይገባው ለወጡ፤

፳፯ እንዲሁም ወንዶች ደግሞ ለባሕርያቸው የሚገባውን ሴቶችን መገናኘት ትተው እርስ በርሳቸው በፍትወታቸው ተቃጠሉ፤ ወንዶችም በወንዶች ነውር አድርገው በስሕተታቸው የሚገባውን ብድራት በራሳቸው ተቀበሉ።

፳፰ እግዚአብሔርን ለማወቅ ባልወደዱት መጠን እግዚአብሔር የማይገባውን ያደርጉ ዘንድ ለማይረባ አእምሮ አሳልፎ ሰጣቸው፤

፳፱ ዓመፃ ሁሉ፥ ግፍ፥ መመኘት፥ ክፋት ሞላባቸው፤ ቅናትን፥ ነፍስ መግደልን፥ ክርክርን፥ ተንኰልን፥ ክፉ ጠባይን ተሞሉ፤ የሚያሾከሹኩ፥

ሐሜተኞች፥ አምላክን የሚጠሉ፥ የሚያንገላቱ፥ ትዕቢተኞች፥ ትምክህተኞች፥ ክፋትን የሚፈላለጉ፥ ለወላጆቻቸው የማይታዘዙ፥

፴፩ የማያስተውሉ፥ ውል የሚያፈርሱ፥ ፍቅር የሌላቸው፥ ምሕረት ያጡ ናቸው፤

፴፪ እንደነዚህ ለሚያደርጉት ሞት ይገባቸዋል የሚለውን የእግዚአብሔርን ሕግ እያወቁ እነዚህን ከሚያደርጉ ጋር ይስማማሉ እንጂ አድራጊዎች ብቻ አይደሉም።

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Up to 900,000 in Ethiopia’s Tigray Face Famine | This is What The Luciferians Want to See

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 26, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

❖ “የእግዚአብሔር መልአክ ገብርኤል በሚፈሩት ሰዎች ዙሪያ ይሰፍራል ፥ ያድናቸውማል”

💭 My Note: All of a sudden huge battle breaks out ? Where is Isaias Afewerki’s army? What’s going on?

Is the UN behind this evil Prime Minister and his genocidal war against Tigrayans? Is it part of the UN-Agenda 21- to control the world & “reduce” human population? Reducing the young population of Ethiopia via endless civil wars, the aging population via disease and famine? Are the UN & Co. Ready to intervene now their Nobel Peace Laureate is losing the battle? Do they want to come to his rescue?

It looks a though, all sides are working together to exterminate ancient Christians of Tigray.

They are all working together to exterminate ancient Christians of Tigray. We don’t trust anyone, except The Almighty Egziabher!

💭 Last week, the EU Envoy to Ethiopia, Finland Foreign Minster Pekka Haavisto told us everything:

“..when I met the Ethiopian Leadership😈 in February they used this kind of language, that they are going to destroy the Tigrayans, they are going to wipe out..”

The United States estimates that up to 900,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region now face famine conditions amid a deadly conflict, even as the prime minister says there is “no hunger” there.

The hunger crisis in Tigray is the world’s worst in a decade, and the new famine findings are “terrifying,” the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power, said Friday, adding that millions more people are at risk.

The new estimate more than doubles the warning issued earlier this month by the United Nations and aid groups that more than 350,000 people face famine conditions in Tigray.

Even as scattered reports emerge of people starving to death, the real number of people facing famine conditions is unknown because active fighting and access restrictions keep aid workers from reaching all parts of the region of 6 million people.

“Conditions will worsen in the coming months, particularly as Tigray enters the July-to-September lean season, unless humanitarian assistance reaches the populations most in need,” the new USAID analysis says.

This is forced starvation, Tigray residents and some observers have said. Witnesses have described being blocked by Ethiopian soldiers, backed by soldiers from neighboring Eritrea, from planting their fields or having their crops looted or burned since the conflict erupted in November.

Ethiopia’s government says it has delivered food aid to millions of people in Tigray even as its troops pursue the region’s former leaders after political tensions exploded into war.

But Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2019, in an interview aired this week with a state-affiliated network expressed concern that outside aid to Tigray might end up supporting the Tigray fighters, recalling a similar situation during Ethiopia’s devastating famine in the 1980s. Such a situation can’t happen again, he said.

“There is no hunger in Tigray,” the prime minister told the BBC this week.

“This is false,” Power’s tweet said Friday.

The new famine warning adds to pressure on Ethiopia’s government for a cease-fire, especially after an Ethiopian military airstrike this week on a busy market in Tigray killed at least 64 people and the aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said three staffers had been murdered in the region.

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Tigrayan Fighters Enter Addis Ababa | የትግራይ ተዋጊዎች አዲስ አበባ ገቡ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 26, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

የእግዚአብሔር መልአክ ገብርኤል በሚፈሩት ሰዎች ዙሪያ ይሰፍራል ፥ ያድናቸውማል”

Addis Ababa – Tigrayan Rebel fighters consolidate their control of Addis Ababa after defeating Mengistu Haliemargovernment troops, 28 May 1991

Thirty years ago, I saw the rebels take Addis Ababa

I was the only foreign correspondent there, and it was the best day of my life

The evening before the assault on Addis Ababa, my guide Girmay and I ventured into a complex stuffed with bombs, bullets and missiles that must have been boobytrapped. A few minutes into taking photos, I heard detonations, and a bunker on the hill above us exploded. We dashed away as the rumbles and bangs behind us gathered in fury and then the earth burst in an eruption of fire, sending a mushroom cloud into the sky. As we ran, rockets and shells rained down on all sides, shrapnel and earth bursting in plumes. We took cover in a dry riverbed and I worked my way through a packet of cigarettes while the ground shook under the relentless explosions until dusk, when we raced madly across plowed fields until we reached safety.

I’m thinking about this now because it’s 30 years to the day since it happened. Girmay was a young Tigrayan rebel officer and I was a foreign correspondent. That night, together with our posse of guerrilla bodyguards, we joined a column of Russian-made rebel tanks thundering towards Addis, entering the city as dawn broke with gunfire and booms of heavy guns. When the column got held up in a traffic jam of blasting tanks I jumped down off our T-54 and asked a shopkeeper if I could use her phone. Finally, I was able to get a call through to my bureau chief, Jonathan Clayton, who was barricaded behind his Hilton hotel room door in town, but ready to take down reams of color copy.

Rolling into the city center with the din of battle all around, we glimpsed a crowd pulling down a giant statue of Lenin. Then our tank roared up to the palace, caterpillar tracks smashing down the iron gates, and everybody cheering with sheer Adrenalin and delight.

Girmay and I jumped down from the tank in clouds of diesel smoke, followed by our teenage bodyguards. Fighting in the palace grounds was still going on as we made our way past a cage inhabited by a starving lion and the latrines down which, we later discovered, the emaciated corpse of Emperor Haile Selassie had been stuffed during the communist revolution 16 years before. At last we found the dictator Mengistu’s inner sanctum. On the walls were pictures of Lenin and snaps of Mengistu and Fidel Castro together, grinning. There was a conference table and red leather chairs embossed with gold hammers and sickles. On the desk, a Lenin paperweight, a lighter inscribed by North Korea’s Kim Il-sung and Bob Marley’s Exodus LP. In the drawers, various drugs, condoms and the supreme leader’s business cards.

Later, I made my way to the Hilton. In the hotel bathroom, I saw myself in the mirror for the first time in weeks, and a sunken- cheeked, dirty, hair-covered face with staring eyes and parched lips looked back at me. On the road to Addis I had drafted my piece a thousand times in my head and now I had it in my grasp, as the only foreign correspondent to have accompanied a 100,000-strong guerrilla army during the capture of a city, I was tongue-tied, unable to write a word. Somehow I cranked it out and after that, Girmay and I went to buy half a cow’s carcass and fed it to that neglected and starving palace lion.

It was the best day of my life. I had traveled a thousand miles and seen two months of fighting in the deserts and stunning mountain landscapes of northern Ethiopia. The London Evening Standard splashed our story on the front page that night: ‘I SEE THE REBELS TAKE ADDIS ABABA — Reuters man rides in with tank convoy’.

Yeees, Dad, we’ve heard that story before,’ say my children when I go over it yet again. I am grateful to have been there to witness such events, even though after too many years of it one comes unstuck for a time. And I’m left for ever with my thoughts of Girmay, whose lovely country is now being destroyed by yet another conflict. And I remember my news colleagues, alive and dead. Just in our one Nairobi Reuters team over the years, we lost John, Dan, Hos, Anthony, Mo, Brian, Shafi and Victor. Then a few weeks ago Francis Gaitho, the engineer who used to make all our technology work so that we could flatten the opposition with scoops during the battle for Addis, went too. It had been too long since we had our last Tusker beer in Nairobi.

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My Note: Today, TDF should not repeat the same mistake they did back then. Enough is enough! Everything should be made in favor of Axumites – that good-for-nothing ‘Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ ideological game is over. Take care of your people first – protect Tigrayan Ethiopians first. Now, Tigrayans should not allow the war criminal Abiy Ahmed Ali to escape like Mengistu. Until Tigrayans march towards Addis Ababa to overthrow the fascist Oromo regime of cruel Abiy Ahmed Ali, arrest his gangs who are involved in the #TigrayGenocide – there will be neither victory nor celebration. The spiritual, psychological and societal injuries and pains Tigrayans had to endure is immense! Tha Oromos and Amharas will repay the proceeds of their notorious and unforgettable Crimes.

ዛሬ ፣ የትግራይ አርበኞች ያኔ በደርግ ጊዜ ያደረጉትን ተመሳሳይ ስህተት መድገም የለባቸውም። አሁንስ በቃ! በቃ! ለአክሱማውያን ድጋፍ ሁሉም ነገር መደረግ አለበት ፥ ያ ለምንም የማይጠቅመውና ከንቱው፤ ‘የብሔሮች ፣ ብሔረሰቦችና ሕዝቦች’ የርዕዮተ ዓለም ጨዋታ ጊዜ አብቅቷል፡፡ መጀመሪያ ህዝባቸውን መንከባከብ አለባቸው ፥ መጀመሪያ ትግራዋይ ኢትዮጵያዊያንን ይጠብቁ፡፡ አሁን የትግራይ ተወላጆች የጦር ወንጀለኛው አብይ አህመድ አሊ እንደ መንግስቱ እንዲያመልጥ መፍቀድ የለባቸውም። የትግራይ ተወላጆች ጨካኝ የሆነውን የአብይ አህመድ አሊ ፋሺስታዊ የኦሮሞን አገዛዝ ለመጣል ወደ አዲስ አበባ አምርተው በትግራይ የዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ውስጥ የተሳተፉ ቡድኖቹን መያዝና ለፍርድ ማቅረብ አለባቸው፤ አልያ ድልም ሆነ በዓል አይኖርም። ትግራዋይያን መቋቋም የነበረባቸው መንፈሳዊ ፣ ስነልቦናዊ እና ህብረተሰብአዊ ጉዳቶች እና ህመሞች እጅግ በጣም ከባድ ናቸው። ኦሮሞዎች እና አማሮች ለሰሯቸው በጣም አሰቃቂ ግፎች እና የማይረሱ ወንጀሎቻቸው ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ይከፍሉ ዘንድ ግድ ነው

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Ethiopia Is at a Crossroads. Can the Nation Survive in Its Current Form?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

Ethiopia stands at a crossroads. On June 21, the country finally held the first round of long-delayed elections for the country’s parliament and Regional State Councils. Voting in the remaining 69 of the country’s 547 constituencies will take place in a second round in September. It’s not clear when (or if) voting for the 38 MPs from the war-torn Tigray region will take place.

Two things are almost certain in coming days: Election officials will announce that the governing Prosperity Party has won enough seats to form a government with current Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed remaining at its head, and opposition parties will cry foul. Though Abiy’s government will weather the storm, there is more controversy to come as he moves forward with plans to amend Ethiopia’s constitution to change the country’s ethno-federalist structure. Today, Ethiopia’s regions have recognized rights to self-determination. Abiy’s changes would strengthen the country’s federal government at the regions’ expense and create a presidential system of government to political authority. It’s a fight over the essentials of who holds power in an important and potentially unstable country.

That fight has already resulted in bloodshed. In Tigray, combat between government forces and local rebels has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million. Just this week, a government airstrike on a public market in Tigray killed more than 50 people, according to local health officials.

Where did Ethiopia civil conflict come from?

Ethiopia’s troubles have been simmering, and occasionally boiling over, for many years. Despite strong economic growth over the past decade—Ethiopia’s economy generated “strong, broad-based growth averaging 9.4% a year from 2010/11 to 2019/20,” according to the World Bank—youth unemployment has long been a chronic problem, and a violent response to protests based in economic frustration in 2016 led to widespread and increasingly intense demonstrations.

Africa’s second most populous country has a long history of unrest. Its current constitution divides Ethiopia into ethnic territories, and many of the country’s conflicts come from underlying ethnically based political grievances. There are more than 90 ethnic groups living within Ethiopia’s borders, and many feel almost entirely excluded from political power.

In particular, until three years ago, members of the Oromo and Amhara communities, which together make up more than 60 percent of the population, were angry that Tigrayans, who make up just over 6 percent, had dominated Ethiopia’s government since 1991, when the nationalist Tigray People’s Liberation Front ousted Soviet-backed dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. From 1991 until his death in 2012, Tigrayan Meles Zenawi kept order with an iron fist. Protests finally forced his successor, prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, to step down in 2018.

Abiy Ahmed, son of an Oromo Muslim father and Amhara Christian mother, replaced Desalegn. Considered Oromo, he is the first member of that group ever to serve as prime minister. His promises for the country’s future quickly drew Western praise. He won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, by ending an intractable war with neighboring Eritrea, freeing political prisoners, welcoming exiled dissidents home, pledging to protect a free press, and committing his government to foster a new national unity while respecting ethnic diversity.

But there’s a troubling parallel here with the former Yugoslavia. The end of authoritarian rule in a country divided into ethnic-dominated territories can open a Pandora’s Box of fear, suspicion, and anger among ethnic groups, as it did among Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnian Muslims, Montenegrins, Kosovar Albanians, and Macedonians in the 1990s. In Ethiopia, ethnic killings began to increase in the country in 2018, displacing nearly three million people during Abiy’s first year in office. Tigray powerbrokers, convinced they would become marginalized by Abiy’s plans, began to talk of secession.

Abiy then responded with what he called a “police action” in Tigray. In November 2020, following an alleged rebel attack on an Ethiopian military base, Abiy launched a military offensive in Tigray. Since then, credible accusations have emerged that Ethiopian forces have used human mass rape, extra-judicial killing and have burned crops, killed livestock, and blocked food aid to starve the region. These actions have drawn condemnation from the Western governments that once saw Abiy as West Africa’s rising star. The U.N. now says that 350,000 Tigrayans face famine. Eritrean forces have also drawn condemnation for deliberately “starving” Tigrayans.

This is the backdrop for the current elections. On Friday, the embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia released a statement that includes the following warning: “These elections have taken place in very challenging and problematic conditions with a restricted political environment, including the detention of opposition members, harassment of media representatives, and parties facing difficulties in freely campaigning. There is a challenging security environment in many areas, and internally displaced people have not been sufficiently registered to vote or included in the elections. The number of women running for office reduced by almost a third from the last general elections.”

This is the crossroads for Ethiopia. Can the nation survive in its current form? Which is more dangerous for its future: An open hand or a closed fist?

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Three MSF Employees ‘Brutally Murdered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

የ፴፭/35 ዓመቷ ስፓኒያዊቷ ማሪያ ሄርናንዴዝ በመሰቃየት ላይ ያለውን ሕዝባችንን ለማገልገል የሃገሯን ምቾት እና የቤተሰቦቿን ፍቅር ትታ ከማድሪድ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ብትሄድ እንዲህ የአውሬው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የግድያ ሰለባ ሆነች። 😈 ይህ አረመኔ የዲያብሎስ ጭፍራ ሕጻናትን ይገድላል፣ ሴቶችን ይገድላል፣ ሕፃናትንና ሴቶችን ያስደፍራል፣ ቀሳውስትንና ካህናትን ይገድላል፣ በመኝታ ላይ ያሉ ንጹሐንን ይገድላል፣ መስዋዕት ከፍለው የመጡትን የውጭ ሃገር እንግዶችን ይገድላል።

 “ማሪያ/ ማሪያም” የሚለውን ቅዱስ ስም መስጠት ቢፈቀድ የሚገባቸው እንደርሷ ያሉ ልዩ ሴቶች ነው። 

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✞✞✞ ነፍሳቸውን ይማርላቸው! Q. D. E. P – Descanse en Paz! R.I.P

Three employees working for the Spanish branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were killed by unknown assailants in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the medical charity said on Friday.

MSF-Spain lost contact with a vehicle carrying the team on Thursday afternoon, it said in a statement. “This morning the vehicle was found empty and a few metres away, their lifeless bodies.”

“We condemn this attack on our colleagues in the strongest possible terms and will be relentless in understanding what happened,” the statement said.

It identified the victims as emergency co-ordinator Maria Hernandez, 35, from Madrid, assistant co-ordinator Yohannes Halefom Reda, 31, from Ethiopia, and their Ethiopian driver Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael, also 31.

They are among at least 12 aid workers reported killed since fighting broke out in November between Ethiopia’s military and forces loyal to the region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The conflict has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million.

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry sent condolences via Twitter, but said it had been urging aid agencies to secure military escorts in the area. The ministry said TPLF forces were active in the town of Abiy Addi where the attack occurred. MSF did not confirm the location.

A TPLF spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Spain’s foreign ministry said it was engaging with the aid agency and the Ethiopian government on the attack.

“A heartfelt hug to the family and colleagues of Maria … who has been murdered in Ethiopia where she was helping the population,” tweeted Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who also sent condolences to the families of Yohannes and Tedros.

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WHO’s Dr. Tedros Says Victims of Ethiopia Air Strike Denied Access to Medical Care

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused authorities in Ethiopia on Friday of blocking ambulances from reaching scores of victims of an air strike this week, a rare case of speaking out in his official capacity about the conflict in his homeland.

Tedros, who is an ethnic Tigrayan and former Ethiopian Cabinet minister, referred in his opening remarks at a WHO briefing to the air strike this week which hit a crowded market in his native region. The federal government has been waging war against fighters loyal to the former regional authorities since last year.

Ambulances were blocked for more than a day from attending the scene and evacuating the wounded for medical care,” Tedros said.

WHO is currently providing life-saving trauma and surgical supplies to a hospital that is treating survivors who were able to reach care,” Tedros said. “Attacks on civilians anywhere are completely unacceptable and so is denying them access to immediate care, because we lose lives.”

Tedros has occasionally tweeted about the conflict in Tigray, but has rarely mentioned it while speaking publicly in his official capacity as head of the WHO.

Ethiopia’s government has accused him in the past of supporting its opponents in the Tigray conflict, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, which he previously represented as Ethiopia’s health minister and foreign minister.

Ethiopia’s military has denied that any civilians were among those killed in the air strike on the town of Togoga near the regional capital Mekelle. A military spokesman said on Thursday that all those struck were combatants, wearing civilian clothes.

Residents and doctors, however, have said that women and children were among the dead and wounded. A health official working on the response to the air strike said on Friday the death toll had risen to 64 killed, with 180 other people wounded.

The incident was one of the deadliest in months in a conflict in which the government had said major fighting largely ended last year.

It happened after residents described an increase in fighting in recent days, and fell on the anniversary of a 1988 air strike by Ethiopia’s then-ruling communists that killed hundreds of civilians, an event widely commemorated in Tigray.

On Friday, Tedros also tweeted a message from medical charity Medecins sans Frontiers, which reported that three of its staff had been killed in Ethiopia.

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Evil Abiy Ahmed – A Mission-Oriented Child Serial Killer

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

Mission-Oriented Child Serial Killers are considered as ordinary persons, and they kill a particular group of people. They may focus on killing people from a specific religion, social class, or race. Their goal is to eliminate the group or exterminate as many of its members as possible.

Child serial killers and adult serial killers exhibit similar characteristics. The fear of death, which normal persons have is absent in serial killers. They enjoy the act of killing, which gives them emotional gratification. They are attracted to kill, as they gain pleasure from the action. In their early childhood, they exhibit one or all the behaviors of the MacDonald triad. The psychological activities are analyzed from the drive of the killer to the phases of execution.

Those are all the observable characteristics of the person Abiy Ahmed Ali – The anti-Tigrayan, anti-Ethiopia, anti-Orthodox-Christian, anti-Christ serial murderer. He is realizing his dreams of eliminating non Oromos so that he could wage his oromization, islamization and protestantization Jihad against Orthodox Christian Ethiopia – whose cradle is Tigray. He even appointed a Muslim female Jihadist as minister of ‘PEACE’ – to mock Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia – to underestimate or undermine the power of The True Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ and his Gospel of Forgiveness. There will be severe penalties for these wicked individuals and their colleagues.

[Revelation 20:9-10]

They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever

[Mark 9:42]

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.„

✞✞✞[የማርቆስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፱፥፵፪]✞✞✞

በእኔም ከሚያምኑት ከእነዚህ ከታናናሾቹ አንዱን የሚያሰናክል ሁሉ ትልቅ የወፍጮ ድንጋይ በአንገቱ ታስሮ ወደ ባሕር ቢጣል ይሻለው ነበር።”

💭 He Promised Peace. Then He Tore His Country Apart

By Tsedale Lemma

Birhan Girmay, healthcare beneficiary

👉 Ms. Lemma is the founder of Addis Standard, an independent monthly magazine based in Ethiopia. She writes regularly about the country’s politics and society.

Ahead of Ethiopia’s general election on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been laying out his grand ambitions for the country. He wants it to be “comfortable for all Ethiopians,” he recently told a TV interviewer, “where every Ethiopian moves around relaxed, works and prospers.” The country, he said, should be one whose “sovereignty is respected and feared, and whose territorial integrity is preserved.”

He’s going about it in a horrifying way. For eight months, Mr. Abiy’s government has been waging brutal war on one of its regions, Tigray, killing thousands of people, displacing over two million and creating a disastrous famine. Comfort, relaxation, work and prosperity could not be farther away. Far from respect, the act has brought international outcry. And as for territorial integrity, the war effort has relied on Eritrean soldiers, whom Isaias Afwerki, the country’s leader, refuses to withdraw.

But the war in Tigray, though exceptional in its brutality, is not an isolated case. Since he came to power on a wave of enthusiasm in 2018, Mr. Abiy has consistently demonstrated his tendency to ruthlessly centralize power. Political opponents, set against the creation of a new ruling party in Mr. Abiy’s image, have been sidelined, even jailed. Many have been shocked by this behavior — after all, Mr. Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 — but in fact, he’s following a coherent philosophy and strategy. Elaborately explained in his book “Medemer,” a word coined by the prime minister to mean togetherness, the approach seeks unity among the people of Ethiopia and cohesion in its state.

And it’s tearing the country apart.

For the disasters he’s unleashed, look no further than Tigray. Since Mr. Abiy announced the assault in November as a “law enforcement” mission, it has metastasized into all-out war. Numerous corroborated reports have revealed the horrific scale of violence, including massacres, endemic sexual violence and a famine that threatens the lives of more than 350,000 Tigrayans. While the world has yet to learn the real death toll, the region, with a population of more than six million, has been decimated. And there is no end in sight.

The war, which has become a gruesome byword for ethnic cleansing, is Mr. Abiy’s punishment for Tigray’s refusal to accept his authority. (The precursor to the assault was the region’s decision, in defiance of the government, to hold an election in September.) But Tigray is not alone in paying the price for challenging Mr. Abiy’s centralizing moves. In Oromia, where he’s from, Mr. Abiy has overseen a brutal crackdown — responsible, in 2019 alone, for over 10,000 arrests and a number of extrajudicial executions — in the name of countering a rebellion led by the Oromo Liberation Army, an armed opposition group.

After the assassination of a popular Oromo musician, Hachalu Hundessa, in June of last year, repression became yet more violent. In protests against the killing, whose perpetrators are still unknown, at least 123 people were killed, including 76 by security forces. In the aftermath, numerous opposition politicians — including Mr. Abiy’s former ally, Jawar Mohammed — were jailed. In response, the two main opposition parties withdrew from Monday’s election, leaving Mr. Abiy’s party to run the country’s largest region all but uncontested.

Against this baleful backdrop, the election — which is expected to coronate Mr. Abiy and his party, cementing his power — is distinctly underwhelming. Not only is Tigray completely excluded, but logistical difficulties have also hampered the voting process. After problems with security, voter registration, defective ballots and legal challenges, the election has been postponed to September in two other regions as well as in dozens of constituencies. And about half a million internally displaced Ethiopians are unlikely to be able to vote.

It’s a far cry from the free and fair election Mr. Abiy promised when he became leader three years ago: The much-vaunted transition to democracy is not very evident. Far from supplying legitimacy to the government and stability to the country, the election — boycotted by opposition parties and undertaken amid a war — is likely to pull Ethiopia further apart, to calamitous effect.

But that doesn’t seem to bother Mr. Abiy. Ignoring international entreaties to end the war in Tigray and agree to an inclusive political settlement, he is instead determinedly preparing to govern an Ethiopia neither respected nor whole. His legacy, at least, is secure. Mr. Abiy will forever be the Nobel Peace laureate who refused to give peace a chance.

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Children Among 64 Dead in Ethiopia Airstrike on Tigray Market

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

Ethiopia’s military today said it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region. Health workers said the attack killed at least 64 people, including children, but the military insisted only combatants were targeted.

A doctor who managed to reach the market in Togoga village after Ethiopian soldiers blocked medical teams from responding to Wednesday’s attack escribed a “horrible” scene of badly wounded people lying on the ground, crying in pain with no medical care.

“It was very traumatising,” he told The Associated Press. “I think most of the patients, they died because we were late there, because care wasn’t available.”

Most of the patients taken to regional hospitals weren’t critical, he said: “The critical patients were already dead.” Like others, he spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

The doctor who reached the scene said “most of the patients we found were mothers, children and elderly fathers. There were few young men”.

The airstrike wounded more than 100 people, half of them seriously, a regional health official said. Health workers said Ethiopian forces blocked medical teams from responding and shot at a Red Cross ambulance trying to reach the scene.

Bodies were still being pulled from the rubble and dozens of survivors were still arriving at regional hospitals with shrapnel and blunt trauma wounds two days after the airstrike, said a doctor in the regional capital, Mekele. The International Committee of the Red Cross called the transport of seriously injured to Mekele “a matter of life and death”.

Even today, United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that the UN still hasn’t been able to reach the scene.

“Between the fighting and different groups on the ground we need clearance to go and we’ve just not been able to get it,” he said.

The airstrike, one of the worst massacres of the war, came amid some of the fiercest fighting in Tigray since the conflict began in November as Ethiopian forces, supported by neighboring Eritrea, pursue Tigray’s former leaders.

The United States and the European Union have condemned the airstrike in Togoga that left children, including a 1-year-old baby, screaming in pain.

A “reprehensible act,” the US State Department said. “Denying victims urgently needed medical care is heinous and absolutely unacceptable. We urge the Ethiopian authorities to ensure full and unhindered medical access to the victims immediately. We also call for an urgent and independent investigation.”

The US also called for an immediate cease-fire in Tigray, where thousands of civilians have been killed and 350,000 people are now facing one of the world’s worst famines in years.

“At least 33,000 children in inaccessible parts of Tigray are severely malnourished and face imminent death without immediate help,” the latest UN humanitarian update said yesterday.

The real death toll from the airstrike could be even higher because some people likely took the dead home to their nearby villages and buried them without telling regional officials, Hailu said.

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