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#TigrayGenocide | Ethiopian Teenagers Become Pawns in Propaganda War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catalogue of horrors’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amhara militias have taken control of parts of western Tigray

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

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

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

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

Murky war

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Ethiopia: Troops And Militia Rape, Abduct Women And Girls in Tigray Conflict – New Report

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2021

🔥 Destroy, Exterminate, Rape, Steal, Annex! That is evil Abiy Ahmed’s war on Tigray!

Forces aligned to the Ethiopian government subjected hundreds of women and girls to sexual violence

Rape and sexual slavery constitute war crimes, and may amount to crimes against humanity

Women and girls in Tigray were targeted for rape and other sexual violence by fighting forces aligned to the Ethiopian government, Amnesty International said today in a new report into the ongoing Tigray conflict.

The report, ‘I Don’t Know If They Realized I Was A Person’: Rape and Other Sexual Violence in the Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, reveals how women and girls were subjected to sexual violence by members of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), the Eritrean Defense Force (EDF), the Amhara Regional Police Special Force (ASF), and Fano, an Amhara militia group.

It’s clear that rape and sexual violence have been used as a weapon of war to inflict lasting physical and psychological damage on women and girls in Tigray

Agnès Callamard

Soldiers and militias subjected Tigrayan women and girls to rape, gang rape, sexual slavery, sexual mutilation and other forms of torture, often using ethnic slurs and death threats.

It’s clear that rape and sexual violence have been used as a weapon of war to inflict lasting physical and psychological damage on women and girls in Tigray. Hundreds have been subjected to brutal treatment aimed at degrading and dehumanizing them,” said Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.

The severity and scale of the sexual crimes committed are particularly shocking, amounting to war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. It makes a mockery of the central tenets of humanity. It must stop.

The Ethiopian government must take immediate action to stop members of the security forces and allied militia from committing sexual violence, and the African Union should spare no effort to ensure the conflict is tabled at the AU Peace and Security Council.”

The Ethiopian authorities should also grant access to the African Commission for Human and Peoples’ Rights Commission of Inquiry, and the UN Secretary General should urgently send his Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict to Tigray.

Amnesty International interviewed 63 survivors of sexual violence, as well as medical professionals. Twenty-eight survivors identified Eritrean forces as the sole perpetrators of rape.

Widespread sexual violence

The pattern of acts of sexual violence, with many survivors also witnessing rape of other women, indicates that sexual violence was widespread and intended to terrorize and humiliate the victims and their ethnic group.

Twelve survivors said soldiers and militia raped them in front of family members, including children. Five were pregnant at the time.

Letay*, a 20-year-old woman from Baaker, told Amnesty International she was attacked in her home in November 2020 by armed men who spoke Amharic and wore a mixture of military uniforms and civilian clothing.

She said: “Three men came into the room where I was. It was evening and already dark… I did not scream; they gestured to me not to make any noise or they would kill me. They raped me one after the other… I was four months pregnant; I don’t know if they realized I was pregnant. I don’t know if they realized I was a person.”

Nigist*, a 35-year-old mother-of-two from Humera said she and four other women were raped by Eritrean soldiers in Sheraro on 21 November 2020.

She said: “Three of them raped me in front of my child. There was an eight-months pregnant lady with us, they raped her too… They gathered like a hyena that saw something to eat… They raped the women and slaughtered the men.”

I don’t know if they realized I was pregnant. I don’t know if they realized I was a person


Health facilities in Tigray registered 1,288 cases of gender-based violence from February to April 2021. Adigrat Hospital recorded 376 cases of rape from the beginning of the conflict to 9 June 2021. However, many survivors told Amnesty International they had not visited health facilities, suggesting these figures represent only a small fraction of rapes in the context of the conflict.

Survivors still suffer significant physical and mental health complications. Many complained of physical trauma such as continued bleeding, back pain, immobility and fistula. Some tested positive for HIV after being raped. Sleep deprivation, anxiety and emotional distress are common among survivors and family members who witnessed the violence.

Sexual slavery and intention to humiliate

Twelve survivors said they were held captive for days and often weeks, and repeatedly raped, in most cases by several men. Some were held in military camps, others in houses or grounds in rural areas.

Tseday*, 17, told Amnesty International that she was abducted by eight Eritrean soldiers in Zebangedena and held captive for two weeks. She said: “They took me to a rural area, in a field. There were many soldiers; I was raped by eight of them… Usually, they went out to guard the area in two shifts. When four of them went out, the rest stayed and raped me.”

Blen*, a 21-year-old from Bademe, said she was abducted by Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers on 5 November 2020, and held for 40 days alongside an estimated 30 other women. She said: “They raped us and starved us. They were too many who raped us in rounds. We were around 30 women they took… All of us were raped.”

Eight women also told how they had been raped by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers and associated militia near the border with Sudan, as they sought shelter.

Two survivors had large nails, gravel, and other types of metal and plastic shrapnel inserted into their vaginas, causing lasting and possibly irreparable damage.

Soldiers and militia repeatedly sought to humiliate their victims, frequently using ethnic slurs, insults, threats, and degrading comments. Several survivors interviewed by Amnesty International said that the rapists had told them, “This is what you deserve” and “You are disgusting”.

Lack of support for survivors

Survivors and witnesses told Amnesty International that they received limited or no psychosocial and medical support since they arrived in the internally displaced persons camps in the town of Shire in Ethiopia, or in refugee camps in Sudan.

Survivors also suffered because medical facilities were destroyed and restrictions imposed on the movement of people and goods, which hindered access to medical care. Victims and their families said they are short of food, shelter and clothes due to the limited humanitarian aid.

On top of their suffering and trauma, survivors have been left without adequate support

Agnès Callamard

Reports of sexual violence were mostly hidden from the outside world during the first two months of the conflict that began in November 2020, largely because of access restrictions imposed by the Ethiopian government and the communications blackout.

On top of their suffering and trauma, survivors have been left without adequate support. They must be able to access the services they need and are entitled to – including medical treatment, livelihood assistance, mental healthcare and psychosocial support – which are essential aspects of a survivor-centred response,” said Agnès Callamard.

We must see all allegations of sexual violence effectively, independently and impartially investigated to ensure survivors receive justice, and an effective reparation program must be established. All parties to the conflict should also ensure unfettered humanitarian access.”


Between March and June 2021, Amnesty International interviewed 63 survivors of rape and other sexual violence; 15 in person in Sudan, and 48 remotely on secure telephone lines. Amnesty International also interviewed medical professionals and humanitarian workers involved in treating or assisting survivors in the towns of Shire and Adigrat, and in refugee camps in Sudan, about the scale of sexual violence and for corroborating information on specific cases.

In May, the Ethiopian authorities announced that three Ethiopian soldiers had been convicted and 25 others indicted for rape and other acts of sexual violence. However, no information has been made available about these trials, or other measures to investigate and to bring those responsible to justice.

Amnesty International wrote to Ethiopia’s Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the Federal Attorney General and the Minister of Women, Children and Youth, to Eritrea’s Information Minister and a senior advisor to President Isaias Afwerki on 26 July 2021 requesting a response to the organization’s preliminary research findings, but had not received a reply at the time of publication.

Since fighting began in the region on 4 November 2020, thousands of civilians have been killed, hundreds of thousands of people have been internally displaced within Tigray, and tens of thousands of refugees have fled to Sudan.

Note: *Names have been changed.



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CNN + NG on #TigrayGenocide | I Never Saw Hell Before But Now I Have

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 8, 2021

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Tigray Children Displaced by The Evil Nobel Laureate PM Who Sends His own to The US for Their Safety

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 8, 2021

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አይይ ኦሮሞ! አይይ አማራ! ወዮላችሁ! ወዮላችሁ! እናንት አረመኔዎች፤ ይህን እያያችሁ እንኳን “ጦርነቱ ይቁም” በማለት እንኳን አልተነፈሳችሁም ወይንም የተቃውሞ ሰልፍ ማድረግ አልፈለጋችሁም። እንደውም መሆንማ የነበረበት “የትግራዋይ ደም ደሜ ነው” ብላችሁ ለራሳችሁ ስትሉ የግራኝን የአህዛብ ሰአራዊት ለመወጋት በየቦታው ትዘምቱ ነበር፤ አይይ! ባለመታደላችሁ ይህማ የማይታሰብ ነው፤ እንኳን ለትግራይ ሕዝብ ደማችሁን ልታፈሰሉት “አይ ጦርነቱን አልደግፍም” ለማለት እንኳ ትንፋሽ የላችሁም፤ ሞታችኋልና፤ ዲያብሎስን ለማገልገል ወስናችኋልና። ዛሬም ለኢትዮጵያ ደሙን እያፈሰሰላት ያለው የትግራይ ሕዝብ ብቻ ነው። ያው እኮ ኦሮማራው ግራኝ ልጆቹን ወደ አሜሪካ ልኮ የትግራይን ሕፃናት ይጨፈጭፋል። እህ ህ ህ! ይህን በቀላሉ አናልፈውም፣ አንረሳውም! መጪዎቹ የጽዮን አርበኞች እንደ ህወሃቶች ለስላሶችና የርዕዮት ዓለም ባሪያዎች ሆነን በጎቻችንን ለአራዊት አሳልፈን የምንሰጥ እንዳይመስላችሁ፤ ባገኘነው አጋጣሚ ሁሉ እንደምንበቀላችሁ ቃል እንገባለን! ታዩታላችሁ፤ መስቀላችንን ይዘን እንደምንበቀላችሁ ቃል እንገባላችኋለን!

United Nations — Parts of northern Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region are on “the brink of famine,” the head of the United Nations said on Monday. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was the most senior voice in a unified warning cry from a range of U.N. agencies that the grinding conflict remained unchecked, with a devastating impact on civilians.

“The magnitude and gravity of child rights violations taking place across Tigray show no sign of abating, nearly seven months since fighting broke out in northern Ethiopia,” said Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of U.N. children’s agency UNICEF.

She said more than 6,000 unaccompanied or separated children had been identified as needing protection and assistance. Much of the region has remained inaccessible to humanitarian workers, meaning health care, food and other supplies haven’t got in since fighting broke out in November 2020 between Ethiopian forces and ethnic Tigrayan separatists in the region.The magnitude and gravity of child rights violations taking place across Tigray show no sign of abating, nearly seven months since fighting broke out in northern Ethiopia.


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Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 7, 2021

Families travel for weeks to find health care centers that are not destroyed and looted

#Tigray #Ethiopia #TigrayGenocide


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አማራ ለክርስቶስ ካለው ፍቅር ይልቅ ለትግራዋይ ያለው ጥላቻ በለጠበት?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 7, 2021

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❖❖❖ታላቁ ክርስቲያን ንጉሠ ነገሥት አፄ ዮሐንስ አንገታቸውን የሰጡበትን ምድር፤ አማራ ለአህዛብ ሱዳኖች ሰጣቸው። ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!❖❖❖


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Reuters | Ethnic Cleansing in Western Tigray by Amhara Forces

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How Killings And Expulsions Swept Across Ethiopia’s Western Tigray

👉 Witnesses to slaughter: The conflict in Ethiopia

In November last year, fighting erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region between the rebellious Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the army. Within days, reports emerged of communal killings in a farming town called Mai Kadra, in western Tigray.

In the months that followed, ethnic violence rolled across western Tigray, land that is claimed by Tigrayans and by the neighbouring Amhara region. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes. Reuters has mapped the course of the slaughter across western Tigray by drawing on more than 120 interviews in Ethiopia and Sudan.

👉 Nov. 9, 2020

A first wave of killings in Mai Kadra, Ethiopia

Violence erupted in Mai Kadra, an ethnically mixed town of Tigrayans and Amharas. Tigrayan youths and a TPLF-dominated town militia shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death hundreds of Amhara civilians, according to dozens of Amhara witnesses. Some recognised neighbours among their attackers. The TPLF denied attacking Amhara civilians.

👉 Agerie Getnet, Amhara housewife

Mai Kadra, Nov. 9

The Tigrayan killers came to her house, where she used to rent out rooms, she said. “At 4pm they came and said, ‘This is an Amhara house.’ There were people who ran. When we locked the house, they broke the door and came through the window,” she said. “At first my husband was hiding in the roof, and they came in and threatened my son, my 11-year-old. When he saw his baby might die, he came down. They took us outside and started killing – my husband Tabaka Zewda, friends and lodgers Shagri and Yohannes and Ale Abera.” Four men were killed, she said, as she clutched her newborn baby and two other children.

👉 Desa Adoma, 38, an Amhara living in Mai Kadra

Mai Kadra, Nov. 9

He said he and 18 others were in his house when Tigrayans armed with machetes arrived and blocked the door. Behind them were the town’s police with guns. “After I was hit, I was bleeding and fainted,” he said, showing a scar on the back of his neck. When he woke up his brother was dead beside him. He said the police were shooting at Amhara people who tried to escape. The town’s police force has since been disbanded.

👉 Nov. 10, 2020, and the following days

Reprisals begin in Mai Kadra

Ethiopia’s military and forces from the neighbouring Amhara region, including a militia called Fano, arrived and took control of the town. By now, Tigrayan fighters had left Mai Kadra. Revenge attacks by Amharas began, Tigrayan witnesses say.

Weretaw Azanaw, a Fano volunteer, said the group didn’t attack civilians. The Amhara-appointed administrator in western Tigray, Yabsira Eshetie, said, “The accusation that Tigrayans were killed by Amhara armed forces is groundless.”

👉 Hailay Weldegebriel, 18, Tigrayan farmer

Mai Kadra, November 2020

He lay on a mat in Village 8 refugee camp in Sudan with flies swarming around him, one of his hands bandaged. “People were fleeing from Mai Kadra, but I decided to stay behind to tend to my sesame farm. When the Fano saw me, they shot at me. They hit my hand, and I lost two fingers. I can’t think clearly. I keep having nightmares that I was killed.”

👉 Alifa Sagada, 40, Tigrayan farmer

Mai Kadra, November 2020

“When they entered, the Amhara and the Fano said Tigrayans shall not remain here. The Fano said they’ll keep no boy or man alive; they’ll cut off their heads,” she said. “I have two sons, and one is 25 – I have no idea where he is … We were walking around, and you’d find a dead body on the ground. Who killed them? Walk here, you find another one dead … We would turn over the bodies to check, is this my son? Is that my son? …They killed the young people. Any boy. Not necessarily members of the TPLF. If they find a Tigrayan boy; if they find that you don’t speak Amharic, they ask for your ID, and if you’re Amhara they let you go, but if you’re Tigrayan they kill you right away.”

👉The violence spreads across western Tigray

November-December 2020

Ethnic violence spiralled across western Tigray, sending tens of thousands of people fleeing into Sudan and some south into the Amhara region. Dozens of Tigrayans told Reuters they were driven from their homes by Amhara forces and their property was seized. Some accused Ethiopian soldiers of brutality.

Ethiopia’s government denies there has been “a targeted, intentional ethnic cleansing against anyone in the region.” It has said one soldier has been convicted and 28 are on trial for killing civilians in the whole of Tigray, but has given no further information. Neither the government nor Ethiopia’s military responded to detailed questions for this article. Amhara regional officials and Fano denied their forces attacked civilians.

👉 Desta Kebed, 65, Amhara and Tigrayan farmer

Baeker, November 2020

The farmer of mixed Amhara-Tigrayan parentage told Reuters in a refugee camp in Sudan that eight troops pushed around his daughter and slapped her across the face in their home in Baeker.

“I went to try and talk to one of the men; he pointed the gun at me and said, ‘If you want to live, shut up.’ He kicked me in the chest. I fell down. My wife was begging them not to do anything – ‘You don’t have to do this’.”

Two of the troops told them to get out.

“One pointed an AK-47 at us. They told us, ‘From now on this is the property of the Amhara. You don’t belong here. This is our property. This is our land.’ There was shooting outside the house, and one person was killed. I told them that I am from Amhara also. ‘Why are you doing this to us?'”

👉 Saha Gebieselasie, 44, Tigrayan driver

Adebay, November 2020

He said he and his wife, two sons and seven others were fleeing from the town of Adebay. They were stopped by soldiers wearing Ethiopian army uniforms.

“They took my son, he was 11 years old. One of the soldiers shot him in the thigh and the shin… I watched my son bleed to death.”

👉 Asqual Helwa, 28, Tigrayan mother, wife of a TPLF fighter

Humera, November 2020

The Tigrayan woman was fleeing the border town of Humera after shelling destroyed her house. “On the road where I was walking, many people were dead. I saw their bodies. Some were inside the church, and others were outside,” she said. “I was afraid, caring for my child. On one side of the road I saw around 70 or 80 dead bodies.”

👉 Giday Mahamod, 54, Tigrayan nurse

Division, November 2020

According to seven residents, Amhara forces arrived in the predominantly Tigrayan town of Division in early November and began setting fire to homes. Sensors aboard U.S. government satellites detected a series of potential fires in and around Division on Nov. 7, a Reuters analysis found. One resident said around 400 houses were burned. Giday Mahamod said hers was among them. “I saw my house being burned. A Fano member said, ‘You are a Tigrayan, get out’.I said we are all Ethiopian, and he said, ‘If you want to live, get out,'” she said.

👉 Anonymous woman (identity withheld), 25, Tigrayan coffee seller

Tekeze River, Early December 2020

The Tigrayan woman, who spoke to Reuters in mid-December in the Sudanese refugee camp of Hamdayet, said an Ethiopian soldier raped her at the Tekeze River as she tried to flee. “After he showed me the path, he said, ‘Choose, either I kill you or rape you.’ I had shown him my identification papers. When he raped me, he was swearing at me and saying, ‘You are the daughters of the Tigray.'”

👉 January 2021 to present

A final push in western Tigray

A second, larger wave of displacement started: Tens of thousands of Tigrayans fled western Tigray into central and eastern Tigray, saying they were being driven out by Amhara forces. Many spoke of looting and killing. Schools were turned into emergency camps; classrooms hosted 60 or 80 people, and more families spilled out onto the ground outside. Many sought refuge with family members already struggling to feed their own children.

👉 Biedela Tekle, 35, A Tigrayan vegetable vendor

Tekeze River, January 2021

She said she was among hundreds of Tigrayans who were bussed by Fano militia in January to the Tekeze River, a natural boundary between east and west Tigray, and told not to come back. For the previous two months, she and her two young children were held in a makeshift detention centre. There were thousands of prisoners, including pregnant women and people with families, she told Reuters from a camp for displaced people in Mekelle in March. Conditions were very bad, with almost no food or water before an aid agency intervened. Degalem Sisay, the interim mayor of Mai Kadra, said the facility functioned more as a “safe house” than a prison.

👉 Berhe (last name withheld), 35, Tigrayan farmer

Adebay, Early March 2021

He said Amhara militiamen drove him, his wife and three sons out of the town of Adebay, in western Tigray. “They said leave,” he said. It was the second time Berhe had been told to leave – he’d moved to Adebay with his family after Amhara fighters ejected them from their home village, Mylomin, two months earlier.

His 5-year-old son, Kibrom, was shot by a member of the arriving force when the Ethiopian army and its Amhara allies reached Mylomin on Nov. 9, he said. Neighbours later told him that Amhara gunmen had stolen his cattle and other belongings while he took his boy to hospital. From Adebay, Berhe walked for four or five days, carrying Kibrom, and crossed the Tekeze River on foot until a Tigrayan lorry driver gave them a ride.


ስት ሺህ ዓመት ሥልጣኔ አለን፣ ቅኝ አልትገዛንም ቅብርጥሴ ትላላችሁ፤ ግን ጣዖት አምላኪው ወራሪ የኦሮሞ ቁራ ምንም ሳይለፋና ደሙን ሳያፈስ እንዲህ በቀላሉ እርስበርስ አባላችሁ። ያውም አንድ ጥይት እንኳን ሳትተኩሱ ሥልጣኑንም፣ ባንኩንም ታንኩንም በሰፊ ሰፌድ አስረክባችሁት። ወዮ! ወዮ! ወዮ! ሰነፎች! ደካሞች! ከንቱዎች! ወንድማማቾችን እርስበርስ የሚያባሏቸው ኦሮሞዎቹ፣ እስማኤላውያኑ እና ኤዶማውያኑ ምን ያህል እየተደሰቱ እንደሆነ እያየናቸው ነው። እያንዳንዱ የአማራ ልሂቅ ሆነ የግራኝ ደጋፊ ለዚህ ግፍና ሰቆቃ በጽኑ ተጠያቂ ነው፤ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ወንድሞቻችሁን እና እኅቶቻችሁን ከሃገራቸው አባርራችሁና ገድላችሁ የሱድን መሀመዳውያንን እስከ መተማ ዘልቀው በመግባት ግዛታችሁንና ቤቶቻችሁን እንዲወርሱ ፈቀዳችሁላቸው፤ እግዚኦ!ከየት እንደመጣችሁ አላውቅም፤ የዋቄዮ-አላህ መንፈስ ሙሉ በሙሉ ተቆጣጥሯችኋል፣ ያዛችኋልና የምታነበዋን ምስኪኗን ኢትዮጵያን ከእናንተ ጋር በጭራሽ መጋራት አልሻም፤ ሁላችሁም ገሃነም እሳት እንድሚጠብቃችሁ ከወዲሁ እወቁት! አረመኔዎች!

❖❖❖[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፮]❖❖❖

፲፮ እግዚአብሔር የሚጠላቸው ስድስት ነገሮች ናቸው፥ ሰባትንም ነፍሱ አጥብቃ ትጸየፈዋለች፤

፲፯ ትዕቢተኛ ዓይን፥ ሐሰተኛ ምላስ፥ ንጹሕን ደም የምታፈስስ እጅ፥

፲፰ ክፉ አሳብን የሚያበቅል ልብ፥ ወደ ክፉ የምትሮጥ እግር፥

፲፱ በሐሰት የሚናገር ሐሰተኛ ምስክር በወንድማማች መካከልም ጠብን የሚዘራ።


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#TigrayGenocide | Women & Children Gave Harrowing Accounts of Rape & Sexual Violence

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 23, 2021

“ሁሉም የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪዎች የኮቪድ19 ጭምብል አጥልቀዋል፤ በትግራይ ግን ምንም የለም! ሕጻናት ትምህርት ቤት እንኳን መሄድ አልቻሉም በየቦታው እየተደፈሩና ቤተሰብ አልባ እየተደረጉ ነው! እየተራቡና እየተጠሙም ነው!”

መላው ዓለም በትግራይ ሴቶችና ሕፃናት ላይ እየተሰራው ባለው በዓለም ታይቶ ተሰምቶ የማይታወቅ አሰቃቂ ግፍ በመገረም እራሱን እየነቀነቀ ነው፤ “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን” የሚሉት “ወገኖች” ግን ጸጥ ብለዋል፤ ምንም ላለማድረግ ወስነዋል። “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን” የሚሉት ዚጎች ሁሉ ዛሬ ጥቁር ለብሰው ማልቀስ፣ ማንባትና ፊታቸውን ወደ እግዚአብሔር አዙረው ለምሕረት መለመንና መማጸን ነበረባቸው። በባሕር ዳርና ጎንደር የማያውቁትን ሃጢዓተኛ ንጉሥ “ምኒልክ! ምኒልክ!” እያመለኩ በጩኸት በመድከም ፈንታ ፤ ልክ ከስድስት ዓመታት በፊት የሊቢያ ሰማዕታትን ዜና ተክትሎ እንደተደረገው በአዲስ አበባ መሬት አንቀጥቅጥ ሰልፍ ጠርተው፤ “ሰላም እንፈልጋለን! በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የሚካሄደው ኢ-ፍታሃዊ ጦርነት ይቁም! ሴቶችና ሕጻናት አይደፈሩ! ሰአራዊቱና ሚሊሺያዎቹ ከትግራይ ይውጣ!” ብለው ቢጮኹ ይሻላቸው ነበር። ለራሳቸው ሲሉ! ግን፣ ከስንፍናቸው ፣ ከከሃዲነታቸውና፣ ግብዝነታቸው የተነሳ ይህን አያደርጉትም! ጩኸታቸውም ከንቱ ነው የሚሆነው፤ የጣና ሐይቅን እንኳን አይዘልቅም!

እንግዲህ እስከ ጌታችን ስቅለት፤ ልክ እስከ ዛሬ ሳምንት (ባለፈው ዓመት በስቅለት ዕለት በአዲስ አበባ የታዩትን የማርም መቀነቶች እናስታውሳለን?!) ድረስ የመመለሻ ጊዜ ተሰጥቷችኋል። ሰአራዊታችሁን ከትግራይ ካላስወጣችሁ፣ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ እየተሰራ ባለው ወንጀል ተጽጽታችሁና ንሰሐ ገብታችሁ ካልተመለሳችሁ በገሃነም እሳት ለዘላለማዊው እሳት የሚያበቃችሁን ነገር ማድረግ እንደምንገደድ ከወዲሁ በድፍረት እናስጠነቅቃለን።🔥🔥🔥

🔥 The United Nations Says The Conflict in Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray Region is Far From Over

The United Nations says the conflict in Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region is far from over. This is despite a claim by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abey Ahmed that troops from neighbouring country Eritrea had withdrawn from the region. The UN says the vast majority of the region’s six million people have no access to humanitarian assistance. James Elder, the spokesperson for The United Nations Children’s Fund who has just returned from Tigray, where women and children gave harrowing accounts of rape and sexual violence is on the line for more.


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ወቅታዊ ጥሪ ለአማራ | እስከ ጌታችን ስቅለት ድረስ ሚሊሻዎቻችሁን ሁሉ ከትግራይ አስወጡ!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 23, 2021

ግን ምን ያህል ቢወድቁ ነው ተዋሕዶ የትግራይ አባቶቻቸውንና እናቶቻቸውን፣ ወንድሞቻቸውንና እህቶቻቸውን ለመውጋት ጦራቸውን ወደ አክሱም ጽዮን የላኩት? መንፈሳዊ ዓይናቸው ምን ያህል ቢታወር ነው ይህን ግልጽ የሆነ (ዓለም እየተሳለቀችባቸው ነው)ትልቅ ስህተትና ከባድ ኃጢዓት አይተውትና ተረድተውት፤ “አይ ተሳስተናል፣ ከባድ ኃጢዓት ሠርተናልና ተጸጽተናል ስለዚህ አሁን ጦራችንን ባፋጣኝ ከትግራይ እናውጣ” ማለት እንኳን የተሳናቸው? ምን ያህል ሕሊናቢስ ቢሆኑ ነው“አይሆንም! ልጆቻችን ወደ ትግራይ ልከን አናስጨረስም! እንዲያውም ልጆቻችን ጎንደርን፣ ጎጃምን፣ መተከልን፣ ግድቡን እና አጣዬን መከላከል አለባቸው፣ ወደ ጎረቤት ትግራይ ሄዶ ለጥቃት የሚሰማራ በቂ ጦረኛ የለንም፤ በኋላ ብዙ ዋጋ ያስከፍለናል!” በማለት ብልጠትንና ብልሕነትን ማሳየት ያልቻሉት? አማራም !ያለው በሬ ግራኝም ወደ እንቁራሪትነት የተለወጠ በሬ?!

ፀሐይ ወጣልኝ ለሰላሳ ዓመት እነግሣለሁ ያለው በሬ

በሶስት ዓመት ውስጥ እንቁራሪት ሆኖ እራሱ ገደል ገባ!

“….ሰዎች ጥቅም ወዳድ ናቸውና በጥቅም ሂድባቸው…የሚፈልጉትን እያሳየህ ወደምትፈልገው ስፍራ ውሰድ እና ጣላቸው… ከዚያም በሬ ሆይ! ሳሩን አየህና ገደሉን ሳታይ… ብለህ ተርትባቸው”። ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ

[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፮፥፲፮፡፲፱]

፲፮ እግዚአብሔር የሚጠላቸው ስድስት ነገሮች ናቸው፥ ሰባትንም ነፍሱ አጥብቃ ትጸየፈዋለች፤

፲፯ ትዕቢተኛ ዓይን፥ ሐሰተኛ ምላስ፥ ንጹሕን ደም የምታፈስስ እጅ፥

፲፰ ክፉ አሳብን የሚያበቅል ልብ፥ ወደ ክፉ የምትሮጥ እግር፥

፲፱ በሐሰት የሚናገር ሐሰተኛ ምስክር በወንድማማች መካከልም ጠብን የሚዘራ።


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ኦሮሞ ዛሬ “የትግራዋይ ደም ደሜ ነው ፥ የአማራ ደም ደሜ ነው!” ለምን አይልም?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 22, 2021

/20 የሚሆኑ የቄሮና አልሸባብ ፋሺስቶች ከተገደሉ በኋላ ፥ ስዊድን ከአራት ዓመታት በፊት ፪ሺ፱/2017 .(የኦሮሞ ደም ደሜ ነው ፥ የአማራ ደም ደሜ ነው ፥ የሶማሌ ደም ደሜ ነው!”

ዛሬም ከኦሮሞዎች ጎን የተሰለፋችሁ የህወሃት ደጋፊዎች አስታውሱ! ልብ በሉ! ተማሩ! ከሦስት ዓመታት በፊት ከአዲስ አበባ ያባረሯችሁ ኦሮሞዎችና አማራዎች ነበሩ፣ ወደ መቀሌ ተከትለዋቸሁ በመምጣትም በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ብዙ ግፍ በመፈጸም ላይ ያሉት እነዚህ ቪዲዮው ላይ የሚታዩት የኦነግ ኦሮሞዎች እና አማራዎች ነበሩ።

“የትግራዋይ ደም ደሜ ነው!” ሊል አይችልም! ምክኒያቱም፡ ደሙ አይደለምና ነው! ምክኒያቱም ትግራዋይ የአክሱም ጽዮን ልጅ፣ የአቡነ አረጋዊ ወዳጅ ነውና ነው!

አጋጣሚውን በመጠቀም፤ ልክ ቪዲዮው ላይ እንደሚታየውና ከአራት ዓመታት በፊት ሲያደርጉት እንደነበረው፤ የኢትዮጵያን ባንዲራ ከያዙት አማራዎች ጎን እንዳውለበለቡት በውጩ ዓለም አልፎ አልፎ የኦሮሞን ባንዲራ ለማስተዋወቅ ከትግራይ ሰልፈኞች ጋር ተደበላልቆ ይታይ ይሆናል፣ በተጨማሪም በአስር ሹካዎች መብላት የለመዱትና ሁሌ የትግሬና አማራ ጥገኞች የሆኑት (ኦነግ ከኢሳያስ ኤርትራ ጋር + ከሀወሃት ጋር + ከግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ብልጽግና ጋር + ከአብን ጋር ወዘተ ይሠራል የኦሮሞ ልሂቃኑም የግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ተቃዋሚዎች መስለው የትግራይ ደጋፊዎች መስለው በሜዲያ ሊቀርቡ ይችላሉ ነገር ግን የትግራይ ሕዝብ እና ያልተዳቀሉ ‘አማራዎች’ ወዳጅ ሊሆኑ በፍጹም አይችሉም። የአክሱም ጽዮን ልጆች ለመሆን በቅድሚያ ኦሮመኑትን መካድ ይኖርበታልና ነው። ምክኒያቱም የስጋ ማንነቱን እና ምንነቱ አይፈቅድላቸውም እና ነው።

ያኔ ከአራት ዓመታት በፊት “የኦሮሞ ደም ደሜ ነው ፥ የአማራ ደም ደሜ ነው!” እያለ መንገድ እየዘጋ፣ ጎማዎች እያቃጠለና በድንጋይ እየወረወረ ሲያምጽ የነበረው “እኛን ከገዳይነታችን አትከልክሉን፣ እናነተ እኛን የመግደል መብት የላችሁም፣ እኛ ግን አለን፤ መግደል፣ ማፈናቀልና መድፈር እንችላለን፣ እኛ የፈለግነውን እናደርጋለን አትንኩን!” ለማለት በመሻት ነው።

አዎ! ይህን ከአራት ዓመታት በኋላ ዛሬ ግልጥልጥ ብሎ እያየነው ነው። በኦሮሞዎችና በአጋሮቻቸው አማራዎች (ኦሮማራዎች) እየተሠራ ያለው ወንጀል እንኳን ኦሮሞ እና አማራ ላልሆኑት ትግራዋያን ለራሳቸው ለኦሮሞዎች እና ለአማራዎች እንቅልፍ እየነሳቸውና እያቅበዘበዛቸው እንደሆነ እያየነው ነው። ለዚህም ነው በሃፍረት “የትግራዋይ ደም ደሜ ነው!” ብለው ለአመጽ የመነሳሳት ፍላጎትም/ወኔም የማይኖራቸው። እነዚህ ሁለት በሔሮች በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ጦርነቱን ከከፈቱ ከስድስት ወራት በኋላ እንኳን “በትግራይ ያሉትን ወታደሮቻችን ይውጡ እናስወጣ፣ በሕዝብ ላይ አንዳይተኩሱ እንጩኽ፣ አይ! ልጄን የትግራይን ሕዝብ ይወጋ ዘንድ ወደ ትግራይ አልልክም፣ እንዲያውም ከትግራይ ሕዝብ ጎን ቆመው እንዲዋጉ እናደርጋለን።” የማለት ፍላጎትም/ወኔም የላቸውም። እንዲያውም በተቃራኒው ባንዲራቸውን ከዲያስፐራ ትግራዋያን ጎን እያውለበለቡ የትግራይን ሕዝብ የማስጨፍጨፉን፣ የማስራቡን ሴቶችን የማስደፈሩን ዲያብሎሳዊ ዘመቻ ይፈልጉታል/ይደግፉታል። በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ዓለማችን ዓይታውና ሰምታው የማታውቀውን ግፍ እየፈጸሙ ያሉት ከኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ ጎን ኦሮሞዎች እና አማራዎች ናቸው።

በተቀረው የአገሪቷ ግዛቶች በትግራዋያን ላይ የሚፈጸመውን አድሎና በደል ወደ ጎን ላድረገውና፤ በዓለፉት ፭/5 ወራት ብቻ በጥቂቱ እስከ ፻፶/150 ሺህ ትግራዋያን በኦሮሞዎች + በአማራዎች + በአህዛብ + በሶማሌዎች + በኢሳያስ ቤን አሚሮች + በአረብ ድሮኖች ተጨፍጭፈዋል። በወር ፴/30 ሺህ ንጹሐን! እደግመዋለሁ በየወሩ ሰላሳ ሺህ ትግራዋውያን እየተገደሉ ነው። ማን፣ እንዴት፣ ስንት ደም ማፍሰስ እንደሚያውቅበት በግልጽ አሳዩን እኮ! ታዲያ አሁን አንድ ትግራዋይ ከኦሮሞዎች እና አማራዎች “የትግሬ ደም ደሜ ነው!” እንዲሉት ብቻ ይጠብቃልን? ለመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት ከዚህም ከዚያም እያሉ እንደ ሕፃን ልጅ ያታለሉት አይበቃውምን? እኔ የትግራይ መሪ ብሆን ኖሮ የዛሬዎቹን ኦሮሞዎችና አማራዎች ከመላዋ ምስራቅ አፍሪቃ በግድ እንዲወጡ አደርግ ነበር። አክሱም ጽዮንን የደፈሯት፣ ልጆቿን የበደሉባትና መላዋ ኢትዮጵያንም ያዋረዷት ኦሮሞዎች እና አማራዎች ናቸው። ፻/100%!!!


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