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UAE Drones Destroyed One of The World’s Oldest Orthodox Monasteries | የአቡነ አረጋዊ ደብረ ዳሞ ገዳም በአረብ ድሮኖች ወደመ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 22, 2022

[1 John 5:19]

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

[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፭፥፲፱]

ከእግዚአብሔር እንደ ሆንን ዓለምም በሞላው በክፉው እንደ ተያዘ እናውቃለን።

Ethiopia / ኢትዮጵያ

Debre Damo/ደብረ ዳሞ

ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን! ተዋሕዶ ነን!” የሚሉት ካህናቱም ምዕመናኑን እስካሁን ድረስ ዝም ጭጭ ያሉበት ምክኒያት፤ “አብሮ ኗሪነት” ባመጣው በዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ ቡና፣ ጫት እና ጥንባሆ ተበክለው የአህዛብን ዲያብሎሳዊ አርአያ እና ፈለግ በመከተላቸው ነው። “ከትግሬ ክርስቲያን ጋር ከመኖር ከክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ከሆኑት መሀመዳውያን ጋር መኖር ይሻለና፣ ትግሬ ከሚገዛን ዲያብሎስ ቢገዛን ይሻላል” በሚል ሰይጣናዊ ድፍረት ኢትዮጵያዊነታቸውንም ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያናዊነታቸውንም ለሳጥናኤል ለማስረከብ ፈቃደኞች ስለሆኑ ነው። ዛሬ ከኢትዮጵያ እና ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናዋ ታሪካዊ ጠላቶች ከአረቦች፣ ሶማሌዎች፣ ቱርኮች፣ ኢራኖችና ግብጻውያን ጋር አብረው ጥንታውያኑን የትግራይ ክርስቲያኖችን በርሃብ በመጨረስና ቅርሶችን፣ ገዳማቱንና ዓብያተክርስቲያናቱንም በማጥፋትና በማፈራረስ ላይ ይገኛሉ። ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

ጥቅምት ፳፬/24 በፃድቁ አባታችን አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት ዕለት የጀመረውን ይህን በትግራይ ላይ እየተካሄደ ያለውን የዘመቻ አክሱምጽዮን ጂሃዳዊ የጥቃት ጦርነት የደገፈ እያንዳንዱ ግለሰብ፣ ቡድን ወይም ተቋም ፀረ ሥላሴ፣ ፀረጽዮን፣ ፀረአቡነ አረጋዊ፣ ፀረአቡነ ተክለ ሃይማኖት፣ ፀረተዋሕዶ ክርስትና፣ ፀረኢትዮጵያ፣ ፀረትግሬ ነው። ወዮለት!

ለመሆኑ “አባ ገዳይ” የተባሉት የዲያብሎስ የግብር ልጆች ምን አባታቸው ሊሠሩ ነው ወደ ትግራይ የተላኩት? የትግራይን ሕዝብ ላለፉት መቶ ዓመታት በማስጨፍጨፍ ያሉትና የሞትና ባርነት ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው እነዚህ አውሬዎች የትግራይን ምድር መርገጥ የለባቸውም እርግማንና የአቴቴን መንፍስ ይዘው ነው የሚመጡት።

🔥 የጋራ የኤርትራ እና የኢትዮጵያ ፋሺስት ሃይሎች ከኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን እጅግ ጥንታዊ ከሆኑት (/6 ኛው ክፍለዘመን) አንዱ የሆነውን የአባታችን አቡነ አረጋዊን ደብረ ዳሞ ገዳምን በከፍተኛ የጦር መሳሪያዎች ድብደባ እንደሚያደርጉ አዳዲስ ዘገባዎች እይወጡ ነው። በደርዘን የሚቆጠሩ ምዕመናን በዋናነት ደግሞ መነኮሳት የጥቃቱ ሰለባ እንደሆኑ እየተዘገበ ነው።

ቅዱስ አቡነ አረጋዌ (ሚካኤል አረጋዊ ) የስድስተኛው ክፍለ ዘመን መነኩሴ የነበሩ ሲሆን በወቅቱ የአክሱም ንጉሠ ነገሥት ገብረ መስቀል ተልእኮ ተሰጥቷቸው የደብረ ዳሞን ገዳም በትግሬይ መስረተዋል።

ደብረ ዳሞ አቡነ አረጋዊ የተሰወሩበትና ቅዱሱ አባታችን አቡነ ተክለ ሃይማኖት ተክልዬ ከ፲፪/12 ዓመታት የቆዩበት ታሪካዊ ገዳም ነው። ዛሬ አስደበደባችሁት!

🔥 Genocide Alert: Attacks on Ethiopia’s oldest Churches and Monastries.

There are new reports that the joint Eritrean & Ethiopian fascists forces are bombarding Debre Damo, one of THE OLDEST MONASTRIES of the Orthodox Church(6th century), with heavy artilleries. Dozens of civilian casualties, mainly monks, also reported

Saint Abune Aregawi(also called Za-Mika’el ‘Aragawi) was a sixth-century monk, whom tradition holds founded the

Debre Damo in Tigray, Ethiopia – said to have been commissioned by Emperor Gebre Mesqel of Axum.

👉 የሚከተለው ከሁለት ዓመታት በፊት የቀረበ ጽሑፍ ነው፦

“ግራኝ ዐቢይ ከሜንጫ ወደ ሚሳኤል ተሸጋገረ | ሰሜን ኢትዮጵያን ለመደብደብ ተዋጊ አውሮፕላኖችን ሊሸምት ነው”

ርኩሱ ግራኝ ዐቢይ አህመድ ድኻውን ህዝባችንን ማስራብ፣ ማፈናቀል፣ ማቃጠልና ማረድ አልበቃውም። ይህ ሰይጣን በዓለም ታይቶ የማይታወቅ በጣም እርኩስ የሆነ ፋሺስታዊ ምኞትና ዕቅድ እንዳለው ሆኖ ነው የሚሰማኝ። በኢትዮጵያና ተዋሕዶ ላይ ያለው ጥላቻ በጣም ከፍተኛ ነው፤ ይህ ስሜቱ ከዚህ በፊት ያልተሠራ ታሪክ ለመስራት ከፍተኛ ጉጉት እንዲኖረው ይገፋፈዋል። እኔ በእርሱ ቦታ ብሆን የሚሰማኝ፤ “ሌላ ማንም ኃያል ጠላት ያቃተውን እኔ አደርገዋለሁ፤ ከሁሉ እበልጣለሁ! ይህች አጋጣሚ አትገኝም፣ ታሪክ ከእኔ ጋር ናት፣ ጀብደኛ አቋም መያዝ አለብኝ” ብሎ እንደሚያስብ ነው።

ህወሃቶች ከአጠራቀሙት አሮጌ የጦር መሳሪያ ጋር በትግራይ ተኝተዋል። ሳይተኩሱ እንደሸሹ ሳይተኩሱ ይሞታሉ። በሚቀጥሉት ዓመታት ጦርነት ቢቀሰቀስ እንኳን በቂ ጥይትና መለዋወጫ የማያገኙበት በርና መስኮት ሁሉ ዝግ ስለሆነ መሳሪያ ሁሉ ዝጎ ይወድቃል። በዙሪያቸው ሁሉም አዋሻኝ ድንበር ዝግ ስለሆነም አዳዲስ መሳሪያዎችን ለማግኘት አይችሉም። ገንዘቡስ ከየት ይገኛል? በሌላ በኩል ግን ያው እየቀለቡ ያሳደጉት አዞ፡ ዐቢይ አህመድ ለሕዳሴው ግድብ መዋል ከሚገባውና ከድኻው አፍ ተነጥቆ በተገኘው፤ እንዲሁም አረብ ሞግዚቶቹ ባጎረሱት ገንዘብ ዘመናዊ የጦር መሣሪዎችን ከግብረ-ሰዶማዊው ፍቅረኛው ማክሮን ለመግዛት በመዘጋጀት ላይ ነው። ምክኒያት ፈጥሮና ተዋጊ አውሮፕላን አብራሪዎችን ከግብጽ በማስመጣት ሰሜን ኢትዮጵያውያንን በአየር ለመጨፍጨፍ እየተዘጋጀ ነው፤ አዎ! እየመጣላችሁ ነው። የኖቤል ሽልማቱ የጭፍጨፋ ዋስትናው ነው!

ጂቡቲን የሰረቀችን አልበቃትም፡ ዛሬ ደግሞ ፈረንሳይ የሰሜኑን ሕዝበ ለማስጨፍጨፍ ተዋጊ አውሮፕላኖችንና ሚሳየሎችን ታቀብላለች። የራሱን ሃገር ታሪካዊ ካቴድራል ለማቃጠል የደፈረው የፈረንሳይ ፕሬዚደንት ማክሮን ያለምኪኒያት ወደ ላሊበላ አልተጓዘም።

ሆኖም ዕቅዳቸው ሁሉ ይከሽፋል፤ ዐቢይ፣ ለማ፣ ጃዋር፣ ሽመልስ,ታከለ፣ ማክሮን እና መሀመድ ሁሉም በኤርታ አሌ እሳተ ገሞራ ይቀቀላሉ።

አባ ዘወንጌል ይህን ነግረውናል፦

“በአራቱም አቅጣጫ ኢትዮጵያ ትወረራለች። ሰላም በማስከበር በሚል ሰበብም በ2 ሃያላን ሀገራት የሚመሩ ሰባት የሙስሊም ሀገራት በኢትዮጵያ ምድር ላይ እሳት ያዘንባሉ። በአሰብ ወደብ ላይ በልዩ ሁኔታ የተከማቸው የጦር መሣሪያ በኢትዮጵያ ምድር ላይ እንደበረዶ ይዘንባል። ብዙ ፍጅትም ይሆናል። ኦርቶዶክሳውያን በያሉበት፣ በየተገኙበት እንደከብት ይታረዳሉ። የኢትዮጵያ ምድር በደም ትጨቀያለች። የደም ጎርፍ፣ የደም አበላ በምድሪቱ ላይ ይፈሳል።”

ዒላማዎች፦

👉 አክሱም

👉 ላሊበላ

👉 ጎንደር

👉 ባሕር ዳር / ጣና ገዳማት

👉 ዋልድባ

👉 ደብረ ዳሞ

👉 አስመራ

👉 መቀሌ

👉 ግሸን ማርያም

👉 ሕዳሴ ግድብ

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Turkish Embassy in Ethiopia Moved to Kenya Due to Threats over Drone Sales & Insecurity

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 21, 2022

💭 በኢትዮጵያ ያለው የቱርክ ኤምባሲ በድሮን ሽያጭ እና የደህንነት እጦት ስጋት ወደ ኬንያ ተዛወረ

ለዘላለሙ ቢዘጋና እዚያው ቢቀር ወይም ከአፍሪቃ ተጠራርጎ ቢወጣ ኢትዮጵያም አፍሪቃም እረፍት ሰላም ባገኙ ነበር። አይይ! ኢትዮጵያ ዘ-ስጋ፤ በክርስቲያን ግሪኮች ፋንታ መህመዳውያን ቱርኮችን ፥ በክርስቲያን አርመኖች ፋንታ መሀመዳውያን አዘርበጃኖችን ወደ አገሯ እንዲገቡ በማድረጓ በረከቱን እና እድሉን ሁሉ ነው እያጣችው ያለችው! ከክርስቶስ ይልቅ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚውን የመረጠ ወራዳ ትውልድ!

💭 Turkish embassy in Ethiopia forced to move to Kenya over insecurity

Turkey’s embassy in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa has been moved to neighboring Kenya due to threats after the deployment of Turkish drones by the Abiy Ahmed regime to suppress the Tigray rebellion, the T24 news website reported.

Although the Turkish government hadn’t made an official statement regarding the sale of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to the Ethiopian government, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had visited the country and met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan twice in the past six months, adding to the widespread belief that drones bought from Turkey, in addition to Iran and the United Arab Emirates, had changed the course of the civil war in Ethiopia, journalist Barçın Yinanç wrote in an article on the T24 news website on Monday.

“Turkey’s embassy in Addis Ababa cannot operate from the capital due to threats it has received. The ambassador and several embassy staff are serving from [neighboring] Kenya. There was no statement from the [Turkish] Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the matter,” the journalist said.

The conflict that has been going on for over a year in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country and a linchpin of regional security, has left thousands dead, forced more than 2 million people from their homes and pushed parts of the country into famine.

Forces under Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian military, ethnic militias, and troops from neighboring Eritrea, are fighting to oust the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, or T.P.L.F., from its stronghold in the northern region of Tigray.

In early November, the government teetered when fighters from Tigray surged south toward Addis Ababa, forcing the prime minister to declare a state of emergency. Foreigners fled the country and the government detained thousands of civilians from the Tigrayan ethnic group.

But weeks later Abiy pulled off a stunning military reversal, halting the rebel march less than 100 miles from the capital, then forcing them to retreat hundreds of miles to their mountainous stronghold in Tigray.

He succeeded partly by mobilizing ordinary citizens to take up arms to block the Tigrayan advance. However, his fortunes were greatly boosted by a fleet of armed drones, recently imported from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Iran, that pummeled the Tigrayan forces, according to a report by The New York Times last week.

A drone strike on a flour mill in May Tsebri, a town in the northwest of Ethiopia (Tigray region), reportedly killed 17 people on Monday January 10 and injured dozens more, according to eyewitnesses.

The January 10 bombings came just days after a similar attack on a camp for displaced persons in Dedebit killed 59 and injured nearly 140 on Friday January 7.

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New Revelations፡ Somali Troops Committed Atrocities in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 20, 2022

New revelations about atrocities by Somali soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray war are casting a spotlight on an emerging military alliance that has reshaped the Horn of Africa, weakening Western influence in a strategically important region.

The Globe and Mail has obtained eyewitness accounts of massacres by Somali troops embedded with Eritrean forces in Tigray in the early months of the war. The new evidence raises disturbing questions about a covert military alliance between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia that has inflicted death and destruction on the rebellious Tigray region in northern Ethiopia.

Officially, the three governments have denied any alliance, and Somalia has denied that its troops were deployed in Tigray. But The Globe’s investigation has provided, for the first time, extensive details of civilian killings committed by Somali soldiers allied with Eritrean forces in the region.

Gebretsadik, a 52-year-old farmer from the village of Zebangedena in northwestern Tigray, said the dusty roads of his village were strewn with the bodies of decapitated clergymen in December, 2020, a few weeks after the beginning of the war.

Some of the priests and monks were people he recognized. Somali soldiers, working alongside Eritrean forces who had captured the village, had targeted churches and killed the clergymen, he said.

“They slaughtered them like chickens,” he told The Globe.

The Somali and Eritrean troops stayed in the village until late February, according to Gebretsadik, who often fled to the bushes and mountains around the village to escape attacks during that time.

The Globe talked to dozens of survivors who had witnessed atrocities in six Tigrayan villages where Somali troops had been stationed between early December, 2020 and late February, 2021. The Globe is not publishing their full names or their current locations because their lives could be in danger.

The survivors said the Somali troops were wearing Eritrean military uniforms, but they were clearly identifiable as Somali because of their language and their physical appearance. Unlike the Eritreans, they could not speak any Tigrinya, the language spoken in Tigray and much of Eritrea. The witnesses said they also heard the Eritrean troops referring to them as Somalis.

Last year, United Nations and U.S. officials said they had received information that Somali troops were present in Tigray, but few details were known. Somali parents held several protests in Mogadishu and other places in Somalia last year, complaining that their sons had been ordered to fight in Tigray after being originally sent to Eritrea for military training. Hundreds of Somali soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting.

Up to 10,000 Somali troops were deployed in Tigray, according to current and former Ethiopian officials who spoke to The Globe. The Globe is not identifying the individuals because they face the threat of reprisals for their comments.

Until now, few details were known about the activities of the Somalis in Tigray. But the survivors told The Globe that the Somali troops had massacred hundreds of civilians in villages controlled by the Eritrean military, often beheading them. No Ethiopian troops were present in the villages, they said.

“They showed no mercy,” said Berket, a 32-year-old farmer in the Tigrayan village of Mai Harmaz. “The Eritreans interrogate you before they kill you. But the Somali troops were full of contempt for that.”

One of his neighbours, a 76-year-old priest, was among those killed by the Somali troops, he said.

Kibrom, a 37-year-old man who fled the village of Hamlo in January, said the beheadings by Somali troops became an “everyday reality” in his village.

“The churches were inhabited by the troops,” he said. “They burned the holy books and sacred objects. Churches became the most unsafe places. Villagers stopped going to churches because the Somali troops would kill anyone they found in churches.”

According to former Ethiopian officials, most of the Somali troops crossed the border from Eritrea into western Tigray in the early weeks of the war. They said the Somali troops, under the command of the Eritrean army, had already been stationed in trenches near the border before the war began.

“They undoubtedly have participated in the war,” said Gebremeskel Kassa, who was chief of staff in the interim administration in Tigray that the Ethiopian government appointed after seizing control of the region in the early months of the war. He later fled abroad, fearing for his safety when Ethiopian officials criticized him for Tigrayan military gains in the region.

Mr. Gebremeskel said he knew about the Somali deployment from his travels in Tigray and his private meetings with top Ethiopian officials and military generals.

“All of us who were top officials had knowledge of that,” he told The Globe. “The Somali troops took training in the Eritrean camp of Sawa as a result of a military deal between the three governments before the war started.”

When the deployment became politically controversial in Somalia, especially after the protests by the parents and questions by parliamentarians, the Somali soldiers were sent back to Eritrea, he said. They completed their withdrawal by March, the officials said.

The unofficial military alliance among Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, which is believed to date back to secret agreements after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in Ethiopia in 2018, is a further blow to the declining influence of Western governments in the Horn of Africa.

Eritrea had already been long isolated on the international stage, but Ethiopia and Somalia had close relations with the United States and other Western governments in the past. Ethiopia’s relations with the West have deteriorated since the Tigray war began, largely as a result of Western pressure to halt the war.

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, the authoritarian ruler of his country for nearly three decades, is a key player in the three-country alliance. “He sees this as an opportunity to reshape the whole of the Horn of Africa in his direction,” said Martin Plaut, a British-based Eritrea expert and commentator.

“Getting these Somali troops involved was just the first instalment of this much longer, much more important relationship that he was trying to build in which he would be the king, with allies both in Somalia and Ethiopia,” Mr. Plaut told The Globe.

“He has pursued his ambition of destroying the Tigrayans since the 1970s. To achieve his ends, he would like to establish a transnational relationship in the Horn that allows the individual states to exist, but to support each other, while crushing local movements.”

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Yemen’s Houthi Rebels’ ‘Drone Attack’ Kills Three at UAE’s Abu Dhabi Airport

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 17, 2022

💭 አቡ ዳቢ በየመን ድሮኖች ተመታች!

በተባበሩት አረብ ኤምሬትስ አቡ ዳቢ አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ የየመን የሁቲ አማፂዎች ‘የድሮን ጥቃት’ የሶስት ሰዎች ህይወት አለፈ።

💭 የትግራይ ሠራዊት ከየመን ሁቲዎች ተማሩ!

TDF learn from the Houthis!

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the strike

Three people were killed and six wounded in an apparent drone attack on Abu Dhabi on Monday, UAE police have said. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have announced a strike “deep” in Emirati territory.

Three fuel trucks exploded in the industrial Mussafah area near storage facilities used by oil firm ADNOC, after which a “minor fire” broke out at a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Emirati WAM news agency reported, citing police.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the blast and the fire were caused by a drone attack.

Police said that “no significant” damage was done to the area, later adding that two Indian nationals and a Pakistani national were killed, while six people were wounded.

Yemeni media reported that the Houthis had announced a military operation “deep in the UAE” and promised to reveal more details later on Monday.

Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree previously said that the rebels were confronting “a wide advance of the UAE mercenaries” and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters.

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemeni civil war in 2015 on behalf of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The collation carried out bombing raids into the Houthi-controlled areas, while the rebels responded by firing rockets and sending armed drones into Saudi territory.

In 2019, a drone attack claimed by Houthis caused massive fires at several Saudi oil refineries operated by state-owned company Saudi Aramco.

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Air Strikes by The Fascist Oromo Regime of Ethiopia Kill 108 Civilians In Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 14, 2022

💭 የፋሽስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ በትግራይ ባደረሰው የአየር ጥቃት በጥቂቱ ፻፰/108 ንፁሀን ዜጎች ተገድለዋል

😈 ኦሮሞዎችን እና አማራዎችን እንደ ቱርኮችና ሩዋንዳዎቹ ሁቱዎች በሕዝብ ደረጃ ለዚህ ሁሉ ግፍና ወንጀል ተጠያቂ በማድረግ የፋሺስት አገዛዛቸውን ለመቃወምና ለመገርሰስ እንዲታገሉ እስካልተደረጉ ድረስ ይህ አረሜናዊ ተግባራቸው መቀጠሉ አይቀርም! በጽዮናውያን ላይ የሚካሄደው የዘር ማጥፋት ዘመቻ ላለፉት መቶ ሃምሳ ዓመት በሂደት የተዘጋጁበት፣ ጥልቅ እርኩስ መንፈሳዊ ተልዕኮ ያለውና በሕዝብ ደረጃ የሚካሄድ ዘመቻ ነውና፤ ከይሉኝታ ጋኔን እራሳችንን ቶሎ እናላቅቅ!

💭 An accelerating wave of Ethiopian air strikes in Tigray region has killed a reported 108 civilians, jeopardizing fragile peace talks and further damaging an emergency aid effort that is already on the verge of ending because of blocked supplies.

Western leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been pushing for humanitarian aid and peace negotiations to end the 14-month-old war in northern Ethiopia that has killed tens of thousands of people. But the latest volley of air strikes and the rising civilian death toll have angered Tigrayan leaders and hampered the aid effort.

The United Nations human rights office, in a statement on Friday, said the air strikes could constitute a war crime if the perpetrators had not verified whether the targets were military objectives.

“We are alarmed by the multiple, deeply disturbing reports we continue to receive of civilian casualties and destruction of civilian objects resulting from air strikes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region,” said Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

She cited reports that the air strikes have killed 108 civilians and injured 75 in the past two weeks. The air strikes have reportedly hit a refugee camp, a training institute, a flour mill, an airport, a private minibus and a camp for internally displaced people.

The deadliest strike was last Friday at the Dedebit camp for displaced people, killing at least 59 people and injuring dozens of others. Another strike, on Monday, caused devastation at a mill where farmers had gathered to grind their grains into flour. The air strikes are believed to be inflicted by Turkish, Chinese and Iranian drones, imported by Ethiopia’s military in recent months.

Fisseha Tekle, an Ethiopia researcher for Amnesty International, told The Globe and Mail that the warring parties must “stop indiscriminate attacks” that hit civilians and civilian infrastructure. He called on the Ethiopian government to allow access for international and independent investigations of the air strikes.

Last week, as Ethiopia celebrated Orthodox Christmas, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the release of several imprisoned opposition leaders, including some from the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). He called for an “all-inclusive national dialogue” and a peaceful solution to Ethiopia’s problems.

But the air strikes have undermined the prospects for peace. A spokesman for the TPLF, Getachew Reda, tweeted last week that the Prime Minister’s rhetoric about peace was contradicted by “his daily routine of denying medication to helpless children and sending drones targeting civilians.”

This week, Mr. Getachew noted that a drone strike had hit Tigray just minutes after the departure of the African Union’s diplomatic envoy, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, who had been discussing peace measures with Tigrayan leaders in the regional capital Mekelle.

Mr. Trudeau, in a quiet diplomatic campaign, has held repeated telephone talks with Mr. Abiy and other leaders in the Horn of Africa in recent weeks, including a conversation with Mr. Obasanjo on Thursday. His office said he had welcomed the envoy’s efforts, but “expressed concern over challenges in ensuring unhindered access to and delivery of humanitarian assistance for those affected by the conflict.”

The drone strikes are another obstacle to the desperately needed supply of aid in Tigray, where the UN estimates that 90 per cent of the population needs emergency assistance. Some aid agencies have already been forced to suspend operations in the area where the air strike hit the displaced people’s camp, because of the continuing threat of further drone attacks, the UN says.

Many humanitarian workers have been killed since the beginning of the Tigray conflict in November 2020. One aid agency, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), says it is still trying to understand how three of its staff workers were killed in an apparent execution in Tigray last June. The three bodies were found within 400 metres of their well-marked MSF car and “their injuries showed that each suffered multiple close-range gunshot wounds,” the agency said in a statement this week.

This shows that the attack was an intentional killing, MSF said. It said it has asked the Ethiopian and Tigrayan authorities to provide information about the presence of their armed forces in the area at the time, but it is still awaiting answers.

A major UN agency, the World Food Programme, warned on Friday that its food assistance in northern Tigray is “about to grind to a halt” because intense fighting has blocked the transport of fuel and food.

No convoys of WFP aid have reached Mekelle since mid-December, the agency said. Stocks of nutritionally fortified food for malnourished children and women are now exhausted, and the last of its cereals, pulses and oil will be distributed next week, it said.

“We’re now having to choose who goes hungry to prevent another from starving,” said WFP Eastern Africa director Michael Dunford in a statement. “We’re on the edge of a humanitarian disaster.”

Across northern Ethiopia, the WFP estimates that 9.4 million people need humanitarian food assistance – the highest number recorded so far, and an increase of 2.7 million in the past four months.

The World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is himself from Tigray, said this week that the Ethiopian government is denying food and medicine to its own people in the region.

“Nowhere in the world are we witnessing hell like in Tigray,” he told reporters. “Imagine a complete blockade of seven million people for more than a year. And there is no food. There is no medication, no medicine. No electricity. No telecom. No media.”

After his comments, the Ethiopian government said it had sent a letter of complaint to the WHO, accusing Dr. Tedros of “misconduct” and interference in Ethiopia’s internal affairs.

Other WHO officials, however, have made similar comments to those of Dr. Tedros. The agency’s director of emergencies, Michael Ryan, said this week that the lack of access to basic medicine in Tigray is “an insult to our humanity.” He warned of “catastrophic, imminent health consequences.”

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Muslim Arab Jihadists From The Republic Of Sudan Kill 28 Christians in South Sudan

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 14, 2022

ካርቱም ሱዳን ሪፐብሊክ የሙስሊም አረብ ጂሃዳውያን በደቡብ ሱዳን ፳፰/28 ክርስቲያኖችን ገደሉ። ✞

በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ክርስቲያኖች ላይ በግራኝ አማካኝነት እየተካሄደ ያለውም የመሀመዳውያኑ ጂሃድ ነው!✞

😈 ግራኝ ከኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ+ ቱርኮች፣ ኢራኖችና ኳታር ጋር አብሮ የትግራይን ድንበር 360 ዲግሪ መዝጋቱን ለመቀጠል በካርቱም አሻንጉሊት መንግስት ለማስቀመጥ በመስራት ላይ ናቸው

💭 “At least 28 killed in Islamist attack on South Sudanese Christian community,”

At least 28 people were killed and 57 houses burned down in an attack by Islamist extremists against the Christian community of Yith Pabol, Aweil East county, South Sudan, in early January.

Bishop Joseph Mamer Manot said on 6 January that “massive displacement has happened, and the humanitarian situation is alarming as food and other property have been burned down into ashes, leaving survivors with no shelters, no food and no safe drinking water”.

The incident is the latest example of attacks against South Sudanese Christians by Arab Muslims from the Republic of Sudan, along the disputed border between the two countries.

A similar attack the same week in nearby Miodol village left at least four dead, with three others missing and several houses destroyed.

The state security adviser, Joseph Akook Aleu, said Monday that the state government decided to close the road to Sudan because of the ongoing attacks and killing of civilians.

South Sudan is about 60% Christian, mostly Roman Catholic and Anglican. By grace of God and the blessings of His Beatitude Theodore II, the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Metropolitan Narkissos (Gammoh) of Nubia founded the first Orthodox Christian missionary center in South Sudan in 2015.

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CNN: UN Spokesperson Discusses The Humanitarian Catastrophe Unfolding in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 14, 2022

💭 “There’s a lot of areas we haven’t been able to access so we can’t assess what the humanitarian situation is.” 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

Steph Dujarric UN Spokesperson discusses the food, fuel and cash shortage that are adding to Tigray’s humanitarian crises.

I’m looking at the clock right now. It’s just gone I think about 8:30 in the evening in Tigray. As we’re talking on this program. That means there are a lot of people, millions actually, who are likely going to bed hungry. It’s one thing not to be able to find food for yourself. It’s another thing altogether not to be able to find food for your children.” Zain Asher

አሁን ሰዓቱን እየተመለከትኩ ነው። አሁን ሄዷል ትግራይ ውስጥ ከምሽቱ ሁለት ሰዓት ተኩል አካባቢ ይመስለኛል። በዚህ ፕሮግራም ላይ እንደምናወራው’ ይህ ማለት ብዙ ሰዎች አሉ ፣ ምናልባትም ተርበው ሊተኙ ይችላሉ በእውነቱ ሚሊዮኖች ሰዎች አሉ። ለራስህ ምግብ ማግኘት አለመቻል አንድ ነገር ነው። ለልጆቻችሁ ምግብ ማግኘት አለመቻል ግን ሙሉ ለሙሉ ሌላ ነገር ነው።” ጋዜጠኛ ዜን አሸር

ከናይጄሪያው የ’ኢቦ’ ብሔረሰብ (ምናልባት፣ ኢትዮጵያዊ/አይሁዳዊ አመጣጥ አለው ፥ የኦባሳንጆ ‘ዮሩባ’ ብሔረሰብ ግን እንደ ኦሮሞ ዘንዷዊ አመጣጥ ያለው ሆኖ ነው የሚታየኝ) የሆነችው የሲ. ኤን. ኤን ጋዜጠኛ ‘ዜን አሸር’ ከአብዛኛዎቹ “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነን” ባዮች ውዳቂዎች የተሻለ ሰብ አዊነት፣ ሴትነትና እናትነትን ታሳያለች።

አረመኔ ኦሮሞ እና እርጉም አማራ ጽዮናውያንን አስርባችሁ በማጥፋት ኢትዮጵያን ለእስማኤላውያኑ ታሪካዊ ጠላቶቿ ለማስረከብ ተግታችሁ እየሠራችሁ ስለሆነ በቅርቡ እርስበርስ ትባላላችሁ፤ እሳቱም መቅሰፍቱም ከሰማይ ይወርድባችኋል። እግዚአብሔር ይይላችሁ፤ ጨካኞች! ክፉዎች የዲያብሎስ ሥራ አስፈጻሚዎች!😈

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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Named Worst Head of State in The World. Nobel Body Criticizes Peace Prize Winner Abiy Ahmed Ali Over Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 13, 2022

💭 አርመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ፤ “በዓለም ላይ በጣም መጥፎው የሀገር መሪ ነው” ተባለ

From the Nobel Peace Prize to the front lines

In competition with among others Jair Bolsonaro and Boris Johnson, Abiy Ahmed has been named the worst head of state in 2021 by a panel of professors and researchers, on behalf of the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet.

2021 hasn’t just been affected by a pandemic, but also bad and dangerous leadership in many countries, writes Norwegian weekly newspaper Morgenbladet.

An expert panel was put together by the newspaper to discuss and conclude: Who was the worst head of state in 2021?

👉 The final verdict: Abiy Ahmed. 😈

In 2019 he came to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation.” Two years later, Ethiopia is marred by civil war.

The New York times recently described the situation as “a year of conflict in Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country and a linchpin of regional security, has left thousands dead, forced more than two million people from their homes and pushed parts of the country into famine.”

A wasted opportunity

While dictactors in general, like North-Koreas Kim Jong-un, suppress their people as a natural part of their leadership, 2021 has been a very active year for Prime Minister Ahmed, Morgenbladet writes.

“Abiy has done nothing to downscale the ongoing civil war in his country, because he wants to secure his own alliances and his own position. He is perhaps the most disappointing head of state of the year,” professor Carl Henrik Knutsen says to the newspaper.

Knutsen served in the newspaper’s expert panel on the topic.

“With the Nobel Prize in his pocket and the recognition that comes with it from international alliances, a lot was in place for Abiy to develop his country in a positive direction. He wasted that opportunity and seems to have put his own concerns over that of his citizens,” he says.

The worst of the bad

The expert panel consisted of Carl Henrik Knutsen, professor of political science at the University of Oslo, Lise Rakner, professor of political science at the University of Bergen, Helle Malmvig, senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and Dan Smith, Director at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

“A truly bad head of state is an authoritarian and oppressive leader who undermines the political institutions in the country and concentrates all power in his own hands, at any cost,” according to Knutsen.

Discussions that included Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and the king of Saudi-Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, finally narrowed down to a list of six nominees:

  • Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK
  • Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
  • Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  • Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brasil
  • Michel Aoun, President of Lebanon
  • Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Watching people die during a pandemic

Questions that were discussed were whether the head of state has contributed to financial decline in their own country, supported or started a civil war and suppressed civil or political rights. Handling of the pandemic was also an important criterion.

“Leaders who are in denial, who with open eyes watch a large number of people dying during the pandemic and call information about this mortality “fake news” – I believe this is a form of genocide,” said Professor Lise Rakner.

On the more unusual suspect on the list, Boris Johson, Rakner has the following to say:

“The United Kingdom still have a free press, a stable legal system and an independent central bank, which means that Johnson cannot control things in any way he would like to. But if you had given Brasil to Johnson, a lot of things would have gone very wrong. What a clown.”

The violent solution

According to Dan Smith from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the most important criterion in deciding on the worst head of state in 2021 was starting an irresponsible war and using systematic violence. This is why Abiy ends up top, he says to Morgenbladet.

“Since the outbreak of the war, there have been obvious alternative ways of acting, but all of them have been rejected. Both sides have blocked a politically negotiated solution. Instead, Abiy has chosen the most violent solution,” he says.

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Nobel Body Criticizes Peace Prize Winner Abiy Ahmed Ali Over Tigray

💭 የኖርዌይ ኖቤል ኮሚቴ በትግራይ ላይ በሚፈጽመው ወንጀል የሰላም ሽልማት አሸናፊውን አብይ አህመድ አሊን ኮነነው

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said Thursday that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the honour in 2019, bore special responsibility for ending the bloodshed in Tigray.

“As Prime Minister and winner of the Peace Prize, Abiy Ahmed has a special responsibility to end the conflict and contribute to peace,” Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the committee, said in a statement to AFP.

Northern Ethiopia has been beset by conflict since November 2020 when Abiy sent troops into Tigray after accusing the region’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), of attacks on federal army camps.

The fighting between forces loyal to Abiy and the TPLF and their allies has killed thousands of people and forced several million from their homes.

Spokeswoman Billene Seyoum responded to the committee’s comments, saying Abiy had already shouldered his responsibilities.

“The Prime Minister has indeed taken up this ‘special responsibility’ of ending the conflict waged on the state by TPLF and has been engaged in putting an end not only to the past year’s conflict but the destabilising activities of the TPLF, designated a terrorist organisation by parliament,” Billen told AFP.

Tigray is under what the United Nations calls a de facto blockade that is preventing life-saving medicine and food from reaching millions, including hundreds of thousands in famine-like conditions.

Millions of people have fled their homes since the conflict in Tigray erupted in November 2020

“The humanitarian situation is very serious and it is not acceptable that humanitarian aid does not get through sufficiently,” Reiss-Andersen said.

Speaking at a press conference, Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth appealed for countries to press Abiy to allow aid to get through.

“The big threat there is the Ethiopian government’s blockade of humanitarian assistance that is desperately needed by millions of people in the region,” Roth told reporters.

“This is a classic case of collective punishment. This is not punishing Tigrayan military forces. It is punishing the people… in Tigray,” he added.

The conflict in Tigray has sparked calls to strip Abiy of the Nobel, but this is not possible under the award’s statutes.

The Norwegian committee said it could not comment on what factors were emphasised when the prize was awarded to Abiy beyond “the reasons given in connection with the award,” as the panel’s discussions are confidential.

In November 2020, Abiy’s government allowed Eritrean forces into Tigray as they together pursued the Tigray leaders after political tensions erupted into war. Some tens of thousands of people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands now face famine as Ethiopia’s government has kept almost all food and medical aid from Tigray since late June.

“Since the autumn of 2020, developments in Ethiopia have escalated to a comprehensive armed conflict,” the statement said. “The humanitarian situation is very serious, and it is not acceptable that humanitarian aid does not emerge to a sufficient degree.”

The conflict entered a new phase in late December when Tigray forces retreated into their region amid a new military offensive and Ethiopian forces said they would not advance further there.

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የግራኝና ጂኒ ጃዋር ጂሃድ | ኦሮሞ እና እስልምና አይነጣጠሉም፤ ሰሜናውያን ክርስቲያኖችን በሜንጫ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 13, 2022

ሐሰት ነው፤ እባቡ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የጂሃድ አጋሩን ጀዋር መሀመድን አላሰረውም፤ ተልዕኳቸው አንድ ዓይነት ስለሆነም ሊያስረው በፍጹም አይሻም። ጃዋር “ተፈታ” ከመባሉ በፊት ላለፉት ወራት በደብረ ዘይት/ናዝሬት አካባቢ በሚገኝ አንድ ቪላ ከእነ ግዙፍ ግቢው ይኖር እንደነበረና ፊቱንም በጺም ሸፍኖ በነፃ ይንቀሳቀስ እንደነበር መረጃዎች እየወጡ ነው። አስቀድመን፤ “ጃዋር ለስልት ነው ‘ታሰረ’ የተባለው” ያልነው ትክክል ነበር።

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የኳታር እና ኢራን ወኪሉ ጂኒ ጃዋር የእስላማዊት ኦሮሞ ካሊፋት አርበኞች በሚነሶታ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 13, 2022

😈 በሉሲፈራውያኑ ኤዶማውያን እና እስማኤላውያን በእነ ጆርጅ ሶሮስ፣ ባራክ ሁሴን ኦባማ፣ የገልፍ ሸኾችና አያቶላዎች ድጋፍ የሚንቀሳቀሱት አብይ አህመድ እና ጀዋር መሀመድ ሁሉንም አብረው እንደሚያንቀሳቅሱና ሁሉንም ነገር በቅደም ተከተል እያዘጋጁ እንደሆነ ሚነሶታን ጠይቁ።

በትክክለኛዋ ኢትዮጵያ በአክሱም ላይ የዘመቱት አህዛብና መናፍቃን ከላይ ከላይ እርስበርስ የሚናቆሩ ይመስላሉ፤ ግባቸው ግን አንድ ነው፤ የዓለም ፍጻሜን ለማምጣት ጽላተ ሙሴን/ ጽዮን ማርያምን መቆጣጠር፣ ሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑን ከምድረ ገጽ ማጥፋትና ዋቄዮአላህዲያብሎስን ማንገስ ነው።

እርስበርስ Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis (ተሲስ ፣ ፀረ-ፀረስታ እና ውህደት/መደመር) የሚለውን የሉሲፈራውያኑን ጨዋታ በመጫወት እርስበርስ ተጻራሪ መስለው በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የዘመቱት ሃገራትና ርዕዮተ ዓለሞች፤

🔥 ሳውዲ + ኤሚራቶች + ግብጽ 👉 👈 ቱርክ + ኢራን + ኳታር

🔥 ሕንድ 👉 👈 ፓኪስታን

🔥 ቻይና 👉 👈 አሜሪካ

🔥 ሩሲያ 👉 👈 ዩክሬን

🔥 እስራኤል 👉 👈 ኢራን

🔥 ኬኒያ 👉 👈 ሶማሊያ

🔥 ኦሮሞ + ሶማሌ + ቤን አሚር 👉 👈 አማራ + አፋር + ጉራጌ

🔥 ኤርትራ 👉 👈 አማራ

🔥 ፕሮቴስታንት + ዋቀፌታ 👉 👈 እስልምና+ ቩዱ

🔥 ኮሙኒዝም 👉 👈 ካፒታሊዝም

💭 ከሶሪያ በኋላ | ሮማውያኑ ሉሲፈራውያን በኢትዮጵያ ላይ ከባድ ሴራ እየጠነሰሱ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 3, 2017

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