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Ethiopians Vote Under Martial-law as Tigray Faces One of The Worst Humanitarian Crises in The World

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 21, 2021

Ethiopians went to the polls Monday as the country’s northern Tigray region faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. The fighting in Tigray has killed thousands of people and displaced millions since last November, and the United Nations said more than 350,000 people in the conflict-torn region are starving. Michelle Gavin, a senior fellow for Africa studies for the Council on Foreign Relations, joined CBSN to discuss.

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#TigrayGenocide | A Tale Familiar to Three Generations of Tigrayans

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 21, 2021

💭 My Note: History repeats itself:

🔥 Amhara & Oromos bombing Tigray, Using Rape, Hunger & forced resettlement (Mengistu did it back then, Ahmed will do the same now) as a Weapon against People in Tigray for the past 130 years:-

😈 Menelik ll: Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

😈 Haile Selassie: Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

😈 Mengistu Hailemariam: Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

😈 Abiy Ahmed Ali = Half Oromo + Half Amhara = Oromo (Crypto-Muslim / Man of the flesh)

[Galatians 5:19-21]

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

The fight for Tigray is a horrific déjà vu… For older Tigrayans, all of this seems like a horrific déjà-vu.”

This statement captures the reality that almost all facets of the ongoing war on Tigray trigger memories of the horrors of the past for Tigrayans.

The most recent parallel the man-made famine in Tigray in the 1980s captured and shared to dramatic effect by photographers, such as Stan Grossfeld, is recognizable even to outsiders who recognize the terrible similarity with what is happening now. It is awareness of this historical context that enabled Senator Leahy, president pro tempore of the US Senate, to be one of the first amongst the international community to clearly identify what is happening in Tigray as a genocide.

This genocidal war continues to fuel an ever-worsening humanitarian and human rights crisis characterized by gross human rights violations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity including genocidal rape and the weaponization of starvation. Worst of all, the recalcitrance of the Ethiopian and Eritrean regimes in spite of considerable international pressure for a ceasefire and unfettered humanitarian access, reveals that unless direct action is taken there is little chance that these atrocities will stop.

In this context, the striking parallels between the current War on Tigray and past tactics employed by previous Ethiopian regimes – most notably Haile Selassie (1930-1974) and the Derg regime (1974-1987) led by Mengistu Hailemariam – in attempts to subjugate Tigrayans, deserve a much closer look to highlight the long-standing intentions and motivations fueling the current emergency.

Emperor Haile Selassie

Emperor Haile Selassie, best known for the history and songs that have romanticized him as an African statesman, is also responsible for the deaths of millions across the country. In Tigray, his imperial regime committed indiscriminate air bombings of civilians, annexed Tigrayan territory, and deliberately hid famine even as the Emperor hosted luxurious parties and fed his pet dogs delicacies.

Air bombing Mekelle (capital of Tigray)

During Emperor Haile Selassie’s reign, Tigray remained marginalized from the country with no significant political or economic representation. This gave rise to the first “Woyane” movement that carried out armed resistance against the monarchical rule of the Emperor. Instead of attending to the people’s demand for democracy and equality, the Emperor resorted to bombing market sites in Mekelle and surrounding areas with the help of the British Royal Air Force. This resulted in the death of thousands of innocent Tigrayans in 1943. These attacks targeted the civilian population as a possible deterrent for anyone seeking to join the Woyane armed struggle against the central monarchy.

Annexation of Tigrayan Territories

Following the defeat of the first uprising, the Emperor systematically incorporated southern territories from Tigray to Wollo province (currently part of the Amhara region) to weaken the region and hinder potential recruitments for possible future revolts. It is to be remembered that Emperor Menelik, who ruled Ethiopia before Haile Selassie from 1889 to 1913, also utilized the same tactics. Under his rule, he had incorporated parts of Tigray’s western provinces to be included under the Gondar province. The motive under both administrations was to deprive Tigray of its rich socio-economic resource to sustain resistance against the oppressive rule of the Emperors that continued to undermine the rights of different ethnic groups.

Hiding Famine

During the 1958 Tigray famine, Emperor Haile Selassie was unwilling to send emergency food aid to the starving population. An estimated 100,000 Tigrayans perished as a result. His decision was in line with the increases in farmland taxation for Tigrayans and other economic restrictions that left Tigray in a state of poverty for decades to come. In 1973 the Emperor once again hid a famine that devastated areas of Tigray and Wollo. The famine in 1973 killed an estimated 200,000 people. Once the news about the massive famine broke out to the rest of the world, the government officials quietly asked for aid that was inadequate to alleviate the famine. This was done to hush the news so that the Emperor’s image is not tarnished. Despite their denial and active efforts to spread propaganda regarding the 1954 and 1973 famines, the Emperor and his administration are without question responsible for the thousands of lives lost.

Mengistu Hailemariam

Mengistu, leader of the Communist military junta known colloquially as the Derg, used the slogan “drain the sea to catch the fish” in his attempt to subjugate Tigray. More than a slogan this aim was widely implemented in widespread campaigns of extrajudicial killings to deter people from joining the armed struggle, weaponizing hunger and forcibly removing Tigrayans from Tigray.

Weaponized Hunger

The 1984 famine, which has become associated with Ethiopia in the popular imagination of the rest of the world, was devastating due to government policies that blocked access to foreign bodies like the United Nations preventing them from providing aid. In order to hide the severity of the famine, international actors were denied access to the affected community. The famine ended up taking the lives of more than one million Tigrayans in what was one of the most horrific humanitarian disasters in recent history.

Sexual Violence, Indiscriminate Shelling and Chemical Attack

The Derg also committed weaponized sexual violence, indiscriminate shelling, and chemical attack on civilians and their residential areas. Victims of sexual violence include children as young as 13 years old. Indiscriminate shelling also targeted schools, markets, and residences all occupied by civilians. In addition, civilians bore the brunt of the horrific use of chemical weaponry.

Forced Resettlement

The terrible conditions of the 1984 famine were later used as an excuse by the military junta to forcefully resettle thousands of Tigrayans to areas outside of Tigray that were less affected by the famine. The resettlement program, which was non-voluntary and executed with poor planning and coordination failed to take into account needs for basic humanitarian services to relocated populations and as a result, took the lives of 50,000 Tigrayans while leaving many more displaced from their homeland. This resettlement program referred to at the time as a “vast human tragedy of historical proportions” was of course an act of demographic engineering intended to quash the resistance to the brutal regime by depopulating Tigray.

Mengistu found guilty of genocide

After the fall of the communist military junta in 1991, its leader President Mengistu was tried in absentia for genocide and found guilty in 2007. The High Court judgment stated:

“Members of the Derg who are present in court today and those who are being tried in absentia have conspired to destroy a political group and kill people with impunity.”

Blocking Passage for Refugees

One final point that bears mentioning here, considering that Eritrean forces are actively engaged in the current Tigrayan crisis is the role played by Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) – which later became the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) the party ruling Eritrea today under much of the same leadership – in exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Tigray in the 80s. More specifically, in 1985, following a political disagreement between Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and EPLF officials led to the latter blocking the road connecting Sudan with Tigray. Refugees were forced to take a “long and dangerous route” on top of suffering from starvation. This cost thousands of lives as they reached Sudan through tougher terrains.

History repeats itself in Tigray

At the start of the current conflict, those that lived through the previous campaigns against Tigray and resultant famines recalled the horrors of the past and feared a repetition was likely. As feared, those that fled to Sudan in the previous famines are now again in tears remembering what they went through decades ago and how much worse the current circumstances are.

All the crimes that were committed in the past, forceful annexation, weaponized starvation and rape, banned chemical attacks, forced resettlement, blockage of passage for refugees, massacres, and indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas are being committed on Tigray since the declaration of the offensive by Abiy Ahmed Ali on the 4th of November 2020. Although this analysis focuses on the events post the start of the war, it should also be noted that roads from Amhara to Tigray were blocked since 2018 preventing the transportation of grains portending the tactics being used to weaponize hunger now.

Today the reality on the ground is very dire. The United Nations (UN) has reported 350,000 people are experiencing famine in Tigray and 30,000 children are at risk of dying from starvation. Aid is available but restricted by Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Amhara regional forces. All the while, Ethiopian diplomats are engaged in telling the world access has been granted and that aid is being delivered. The population of Tigray has more than doubled since the time of President Mengistu Hailemariam. Food supply to more than 7 million Tigrayans has been deliberately looted, destroyed and farmers are prevented from farming. Meanwhile, unfettered access to aid agencies has yet to be granted. The UN revealed that 99% (130 out of 131 documented incidents) of the humanitarian aid blockage is happening by the Ethiopian troops and its allies. Multiple testimonies from the Tigrayan families reveal that famine is occurring on a large scale. The only thing standing in the way of the international community from knowing the full scale is the unavailability of data. Alex De Waal said, “no data, no famine” which has been effectively concealed using both communication blackout and blockage of roads connecting many parts of rural Tigray by invading forces.

The same crimes that got Mengistu Hailemariam convicted of genocide are being committed by Abiy. It is also critical to note that the retired officials of the Derg regime have been assigned key positions within the military leadership of the current Ethiopian defense force. Thus, not only do the atrocities reported so far indicate the genocidal intent of this war, but most importantly the involvement of the military officials that were part of the Derg regime found guilty of genocide must also be used as evidence to show this genocidal intent. Once the crimes are categorized, the international community will have the responsibility to intervene and stop the atrocities in Tigray before the only conceivable future is one with another “Never Again” campaign in it.

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CBS: Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 20, 2021

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. There have been reports of systematic rape of women and girls and the use of starvation as a weapon of war. Lynsey Addario, a photojournalist who went to Ethiopia, joins CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss the atrocities she witnessed in the region.

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አረመኔዎቹ ኦሮማራ ገዳዮች በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ሲሳለቁበት

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 16, 2021

😈 ለባርነትና ሞት የቆሙት አረመኔዎቹ የጦር ወንጀለኞች ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ፣ አጋሩ አቴቴ ዝናሽ እና ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን። አዎ! እንዲህ ተገስላችሁ ተሳለቁ፣ በሕዝብ ላይ የምታሳዩት ቆሻሻና ኋላቀር ከሆነው የስነ ልቦና ጨዋታ ሌላ ምንም የምታውቁት ነገር የለም፤ በናንተ ጭቃ አንጎል አጀንዳ መስጠታችሁ ነው። በምስራቅ አፍሪካ ወደር የማይገኝለት ባሪያ ነጋዴ የነበረው አባ ጅፋር እንዲህ አስተምሯችኋልና ዛሬ ከፍታችሁ ይህ ነው። ጊዜአችሁ አሁን ነው፤ ግን እጅግ በጣም አጭር ነው፤ እናንት እርኩሶች ስለሆናችሁ የስጋዊ ማንነታችሁና ምንነታችሁ የት እንደሚያደርሳችሁ በቅርብ እናያለን! መጣን!ከእንግዲህ ምህረት የለም አንድ በአንድ በእሳት ሰይፉ እንፈጃችኋለን!😈

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ልጆቹንና ሕዝቡን የሚወድ እንዲህ በጀግነነት ከነጣቂ አዳኝ አውሬ ይከላከልላቸዋል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 16, 2021

🐔 ደፋሯ እናት ዶሮ ጫጩቶቿን ከንስር እንዲህ ተግታ ትጠብቃቸዋለች! 🐔

Shocking Video!

Ethiopian soliders executing Tigray civilians in cold blood murder. The female Ethiopian solider & the rest are saying “Shoot him”, curse the men they murdered & giggle.

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ትግራይን እያስራቡ ድግስ | የምኒልክ ኢትዮጵያ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት | ቦረና + ቢቂላ + ብልግና

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 15, 2021

“Ethiopia prepares for crucial general elections”. Elections? / ምርጫ?

በዓለም መጨረሻ ድግስ?! 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

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

👉 ግራኝ ሰኔ ፲፬/14ትን ለ’ምርጫው’የመረጠበት ‘ምስጢር’ አቡነ አረጋዊ + ጾመ ሐዋርያት (የሰኔ ጾም)

💭 ዘንድሮም እባቡ ግራኝ እና መንጋው ኢትዮጵያን በብርሃን ፍጥነት እያፈራረሱ በሚያንቀላፋው ሕዝብ ላይ ተመሳሳይ ድራማዎችን በመሥራት ላይ ይገኛሉ። ልክ ከወር በኋላ በኦሮማራ ቃኤላውያኑ ተከታዮቹ “ተመርጫለሁ” የሚሉበትን “የምርጫ ቀን” ሆን ብሎ በማዛወር ሰኔ ፲፬/14የሰኞ ዕለትን መርጠዋል። አዎ! ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ከቤታቸው እና ከቤተ ክርስቲያናቸው የማይርቁበትን የጻድቁ አባታችን የአቡነ አረጋዊ ዕለትን። ጾመ ሐዋርያት(የሰኔ ጾም)የሚገባውም በዚሁ ዕለት ነው።

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WP | Starvation Has Become a Weapon Of War in Ethiopia. U.S. Action Is Urgent

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 15, 2021

💭 Ethiopia: Hunger + Pandemic + Sex ‘Used as Weapons of War’ in #TigrayGenocide

FOR MONTHS humanitarian agencies have been warning that famine could spread in the Ethiopian region of Tigray if government forces and allied troops from neighboring Eritrea did not end a brutal campaign to subjugate the area. Now that emergency has arrived. U.N. agencies reported last week that more than 350,000 of Tigray’s 6 million people are living in famine conditions, and 2 million more are at risk. Some 140,000 of those facing starvation are children, according to UNICEF, which says 33,000 are at imminent risk of death.

This humanitarian catastrophe, which U.N. officials say could rival the epic Ethiopian famine of 1984 if not arrested, is a deliberate result of the military campaign waged in Tigray since late last year by the government of Abiy Ahmed and the allied Eritrean regime of Isaias Afwerki. According to U.S. and U.N. officials and press reporting, the forces of the two governments have burned farmers’ fields and stores and slaughtered or stolen livestock. They have also systematically blocked aid deliveries to the parts of Tigray not under government control. Eritrean forces, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock said last week, are “trying to deal with the Tigrayan population by starving them.” Food, he told the Reuters news agency, “is definitely being used as a weapon of war.”

Forced starvation of children is only the latest atrocity Ethiopian and Eritrean forces have resorted to in what, so far, has been a failed effort to crush the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which has controlled the region for decades and dominated Ethiopia’s government until Mr. Abiy came to power in 2018. The United Nations has also reported mass rapes of women, massacres of civilians, and ethnic cleansing. More than 2 million people have fled their homes, leaving their fields behind. Tigrayan men are being rounded up and summarily executed.

The United States and other Western governments have attempted in vain to stop this scorched-earth assault. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began publicly demanding the withdrawal of Eritrean and Ethiopian militia forces from Tigray soon after taking office; Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), a confidant of President Biden, was sent to lobby the Ethiopian ruler. Last month, Mr. Blinken announced visa sanctions against Ethiopian and Eritrean officials involved in abuses or the blocking of food aid. The European Union and United States have suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in aid.

None of it has worked. Mr. Abiy promised in March that Eritrean troops would leave Tigray, but they are still there. So are Amhara militias from a neighboring Ethiopian region that have engaged in ethnic cleansing as well as blocking food. Journalists reporting on the atrocities have been arrested or expelled from the country. Meanwhile, China and Russia have blocked action by the U.N. Security Council, which — to its shame — has yet to publicly meet on the Tigrayan crisis.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is among those warning of another massive Ethiopian famine. “We cannot make the same mistake twice,” she said last week. “We cannot let Ethiopia starve.” Mr. Blinken pledged “further actions from the United States” if “those responsible” for the crisis did not “reverse course.” Though Ethiopia has been a valuable U.S. ally, the Biden administration now has no choice but to take that action.

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Ethiopia, Human Rights, and The Internet

No African issue has absorbed as much time in the early months of the Biden administration as has the ongoing—and avoidable—tragedy in Ethiopia’s Tigray province. President Biden was forceful and correct in calling for an end to the “large-scale human rights abuses” occurring in Tigray, including the widespread sexual violence and the need for Eritrean and Amhara forces to withdraw from the province. Now, the administration is stuck in the tough position of considering sanctions that would cut off funding to the country from the U.S., its allies, and the multilaterals, which could risk further delegitimizing and destabilizing an already fragile government.

Nonetheless, the decision to impose visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials who are responsible for the atrocities in Tigray is an appropriate action, and a watershed given Ethiopia’s long-standing role as a key regional ally. There is clearly scope for ratcheting up the sanctions if Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the Nobel Peace prize in 2019, does not deescalate the conflict and follow through on his commitments to senior American officials, including Senator Chris Coons and Special Envoy Jeffery Feltman.

A next step could be along the lines recently advocated during Congressional testimony by John Prendergast, the human rights activist and co-founder of the Sentry, in which he called for carefully targeted Magnitsky sanctions. Such sanctions would include asset freezes on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials and their national and international networks through which they perpetuate the conflict and benefit personally.

The principal dilemma for the Biden administration is how to mobilize pressure on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to induce him to end the conflict and the suffering without turning Ethiopia—the largest recipient of American development assistance in sub-Saharan Africa—into a pariah nation.

A PARIAH NATION?

In addition to the visa sanctions, the administration has shown a willingness to walk a diplomatic tightrope of pressuring the Ahmed government, reportedly imposing cuts in security and economic assistance and extending $350 million in food aid in hopes of fending off starvation in Tigray.

Perhaps the most difficult decision facing the administration is whether it should cancel a $500 million investment that the board of the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (USDFC) approved in January that enabled the Vodafone Group Plc to win a new mobile-phone license issued by the Ethiopian government last month. It would be a mistake for the Biden administration to cancel this financing.

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NGOs Call for UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 11, 2021

Your Excellency,

We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations, strongly urge the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to adopt a resolution at its upcoming 47thsession (HRC47) on the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Over the last seven months an overwhelming number of reports have emerged of abuses and violations of international humanitarian and human rights law (IHL/IHRL) during the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Reports by civil society organizations have detailed widespread massacres, violence against civilians and indiscriminate attacks across Tigray while preliminary analysis by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) indicates that all warring parties have committed abuses that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. There is now ample evidence that atrocities continue to be committed, notably by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, Eritrean Defense Forces, and Amhara regional special police and affiliated Fano militias. These include indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, widespread and mass extrajudicial executions, rape and other sexual violence, forced displacement, arbitrary detentions, including of displaced persons, widespread destruction and pillage of civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, factories and businesses, and the destruction of refugee camps, crops and livestock.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict has repeatedly expressed alarm over the widespread and systematic commission of rape and sexual violence in Tigray. On 21 April she stated that women and girls in Tigray are being subjected to sexual violence “with a cruelty that is beyond comprehension,” including gang rape by men in uniform, targeted sexual attacks on young girls and pregnant women, and family members forced to witness these horrific abuses. The SRSG also stated that these reports, coupled with assessments by healthcare providers in the region, indicate that sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war.

Thousands of civilians are estimated to have been killed, while the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs believes at least 1.7 million people remain displaced. On top of ethnic targeting and massacres within Tigray, there have been reports of government discrimination, demonization and hate speech directed at Tigrayans in other parts of Ethiopia. A number of UN officials, from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, have publicly called for urgent action to end the abuses in Tigray and alleviate the conflict’s devastating impact on the region’s civilian population.

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator has also warned that famine is imminent in Tigray and that without a drastic upscaling of funding and access, hundreds of thousands of people could starve. Despite this looming risk, humanitarian workers have also been targeted throughout the conflict, with nine aid workers killed since November, the most recent on 29 May.

On 25 March, OHCHR and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission announced the launch of a joint investigation into the ongoing reports of atrocity crimes in Tigray. On 12 May, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) adopted an important resolution establishing a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate violations of IHL and IHRL and identify perpetrators. Unfortunately, the HRC has so far remained largely silent on Tigray, aside from a welcome joint statement delivered by Germany on behalf of 42 states on 26 February 2021.

A robust, dedicated and coordinated approach to this human rights crisis by the international community is both critical and urgent, given the gravity of ongoing crimes, the complex nature of the situation, and the involvement of various parties. After seven months of serious violations and abuses, the HRC can no longer stay silent. It should take urgent action to address the crisis and fulfil its mandate to address and prevent violations of human rights, including gross and systematic violations and abuses, and to respond promptly to emergencies. We therefore respectfully urge your Mission to work towards the adoption of a resolution at HRC47 that:

· Recognizes the serious concerns expressed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and Responsibility to Protect, and other senior UN officials regarding possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Tigray;

· Requests the High Commissioner to report on her investigations, findings and recommendations to date regarding the human rights situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, and possible violations of IHL and IHRL at the HRC’s 48th session in the context of an enhanced interactive dialogue;

· Also invites the ACHPR’s CoI to brief the HRC on its investigation at the enhanced interactive dialogue at the 48th session;

· Emphasizes the important role of the HRC’s prevention mandate, as outlined in Resolution 45/31, and requests the High Commissioner to brief UN member states intersessionally and on an ad-hoc basis to update the HRC on the situation in Tigray.

The adoption of such a resolution would provide a concrete foundation for the HRC to decide on the action needed to prevent further human rights violations and abuses in Tigray and ensure accountability.

Excellencies, please accept the assurances of our highest consideration,

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Where’s the UN Security Council’s formal Meeting on Tigray?

At a high-level U.S. and EU event on the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region yesterday, USAID Administrator Samantha Power expressed frustration that the U.N. — the body in which she used to represent U.S. interests — hasn’t been able to act to stop atrocities.

The meeting came as U.N. agencies warned of “looming famine” in Tigray, where over 350,000 people are already facing catastrophic food insecurity.

“I’ve lived through great frustration on the Security Council,” Power said, referencing being unable to secure “a tough resolution on an issue of grave concern.” On Tigray: “Not even to have a formal meeting on something of this enormity — it’s shocking, truly, and will go down in history … as a very shameful period.”

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield called the Security Council’s failure to act “unacceptable.” “Do African lives not matter?” she asked. The Irish Mission to the U.N. has asked the Security Council to meet on Tigray, and expects it to happen next Tuesday.

The U.S. and EU released a joint statement following the meeting, calling for a cease-fire, adherence to international humanitarian law, immediate and unimpeded humanitarian access, withdrawal of Eritrean forces from Ethiopia, and a scale-up of international support.

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The World is Noticing The Evil Outrageousness & Cruel Deeds of Oromos & Amharas

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 11, 2021

💭 130 Years of Cruelty 😈 Against Tigrayans

😈 The level of their cruelty is difficult to comprehend

💭 131 Incidents of Blocking Tigray Aid by:

Oromo / ENDF 👉 54x

Eritrea / Somalia/ EDF 👉 50x

Amhara Militias 👉 21x

Oromo / ENDF + EDF 👉 4x

TPLF 👉 1x

Oromos & Amharas have been working together for the past 130 years to persecute, starve massacre and expel all Tigrayans. It all begun with the Reign of Oromo/Amhara emperor Menelik. The naked and bitter truth.

There is no protest, or some kind of activism to show some solidarity with the people of Tigray by the Oromos, Amharas and other southern ethnics and tribes. Seven months into the #TigrayGenocide, but zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing from these morally disengaged, unemphatic and cruel ethnic groups. Just two weeks ago, we saw a pro Abiy Ahmed huge rally organized by the authorities to show support for their positions – for the continuation of The #TigrayGenocide. We haven’t seen counter rallys or anti-genocide protests. Current Ethiopia is entirely lead by the Oromos – who have become a curse to historical Ethiopia since their disastrous to Ethiopia migrations five hundred years ago.

[Proverbs 6:16-19]

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

🔥 Amhara & Oromos Used/ Using Rape & Hunger as a Weapon against People in Tigray for the past 130 years:-

👉 1. Menelik II. (1844 – 1913)

The Great Ethiopian Famine of 1888-1892

The great famine is estimated to have caused 3.5 million deaths. During Emperor Menilk’s Reign, Tigray was split into two rgions, one of which he sold to the Italians who later named it Eritrea. Only two months after the death of Emperor Yohaness lV , Menelik signed the Wuchale treaty of 2 May 1889 conceding Eritrea to the Italians. It was not only Eritrea that Menelik gave away, he also had a hand in letting Djibouti be part of the French protectorate when he agreed the border demarcation with the French in 1887. Some huge parts of Tigray were put under Gonder. The Southern part, places like present day Alamata, Kobo etc were put under Wello Amhara adminstration.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

Between 2 and 5 million’ people died between 1958 and 1977 as a cumulative result. Haile Selassie, who was emperor at the time, refused to send any significant basic emergency food aid to the province of Tigray,

👉 3. Mengistu Hailemariam (1937 – )

1979 – 1985 + 1987

Due to organized government policies that deliberately multiplied the effects of the famine, around 1.2 million people died from this famine. Mengistu & his Children still alive & ‘well’ while Tigrayans are again starving.

👉 4. Abiy Ahmed Ali (1976 – )

2018 – Until today: probably up to 500.000 already dead. 😠😠😠 😢😢😢 Unlike the past famine there is no natural or man-made drought, rather, Abiy simply uses war and hunger as a weapon. Abiy Ahmed sent his kids to America for safety, while bombing & starving Tigrayan kids!

In the past, and at present, the OLF (Oromo Liberation Front/ OLA) works together with Isaias Afewerkis’ ELF, TPLF, PP, ANM, EZEMA etc. So, are they all conspiring together against the ancient Christian people of Tigray so that they could be able to replace Ethiopia and create an Antichrist Islamic ‘Cush’ Caliphate of Oromia?

የኢትዮጵያ የጥፋትና የውድቀት ምስጢር የተገለጠበት የእግዚአብሔር ቃል በሁላችንም ፊት ምስከር በሆነበት በዚህ በእኛ ዘመን የእግዚአብሔር የመጨረሻው ፍርድ በዚህ የጥፋት ዙፋን ላይ ይሆናል ማለት ነው። በሌላም አገላለጽ የሞትና ባርነት አምልኮ የአራት ትውልድ ዕድሜ ያህል በተቀደሰችው ምድር ላይ ቆይቷል ማለትም ይሆናል። ይህም ማለት አሁን ያለውን የእኛን ትውልድ ፩/1 ብለን ወደኋላ ፪/2፣ ፫/3 እና ፬/4 ትውልድ ስንቆጥር ባለው ጊዜ ውስጥ ይህ የጥፋት አምልኮ ወደ ምድሪቱ ገብቷል ማለት ነው። ከሶስትና አራት ትውልዶች በፊት ነው የሉሲፈር ዙፋን በኢትዮጵያ የቆመው። አሁን ያለንበትን ትውልድ አንድ ብለን ተነስተን ወደኋላ ሶስትና አራት ትውልዶች ስንቆጥር ይህ የዲያብሎስ አምልኮ በኢትዮጵያ ምድር የተተከለበትንና ይህ ርኩሰት ወደ ምድሪቱ የገባበትን ጊዜ/ዘመን እንደርስበታለን። እዚህ ጋር መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ የአንድን ትውልድ ዘመን/እድሜ የሚገልጸው በጊዜው ያን ትውልድ ይመራ በነበረው መንግስት የጊዜ ቆይታ (ዘመነ መንግስት) ነው። የትውልዱ ዕድሜ የሚወሰነው በዘመነ መንግስቱ ነው ማለት ነው።

👉 ከዚህም በመነሳት ከባዕድ አምልኮ ጋር በቀጥታ የተያያዙትና ለዚህም ተጠያቂ የሆኑት አራቱ ትውልዶች እነዚህ ናቸው፦

፩ኛ. የህወሓት/የኢሕአዴግ/ኦነግ/ብልጽግና/አብን ትውልድ

☆፪ኛ. የደርግ ትውልድ

☆፫ኛ. የቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ ትውልድ

☆፬ኛ. የአፄ ምኒልክ ትውልድ

ናቸው።

😈 እንግዲህ ይህ ምኞታዊ የጥፋትና የሞት ሥርዓተ አምልኮ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የገባውና የዲያብሎስ ዙፋን በምድሪቱ ላይ የተተከለው በአፄ ምኒልክ ትውልድ ነው ማለት ነው።

ለዚህ የምኞች መሻት ምኒልክ የቀደመውን የእግዚአብሔር ስምና ክብር የተገለጠበትን የትክክለኛዋን ኢትዮጵያን መንፈሳዊ አካል ዙፋኑ ላይ ለነገሱበት የሸዋ ግብር መስዋዕት አድርገው አቀረቡት። በዚህም የምኒልክ መንግስታዊ ራዕይ(ፈቃድ) የተገደለውና የሞተው ደግሞ የቀደመው የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ስምና ክብር ሆነ። እንግዲህ በዚህ ያ የመንፈስ ማንነትና ምንነት ነበር የተገደለው። በደንብ መታወቅ ያለበትና ትኩረት ሌሰጠው የሚገባው የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ስምና ክብር የተዘጋጀበት ህግ ነበር። ይሁን እጁ ይህ ሳይደረግ ቀርቶ ባልተማሩና ክፉ በሆኑ ነገስታት ኢትዮጵያ እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ እንዲሁ ስሟንና ክብሯን ስታጣ፣ ስትዋረድ እንመለከታለን። የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ስምና ክብር የተዘጋጀበትን የተፈጥሮ ሀብት ለተፈጠረበት ትክክለኛ መለኮታዊ ዓላማ ለጥቅም ማዋል የሚችል ይህ ገዥ አካል ብቻና ብቻ ነበር። የፈጠራት የእግዚአብሔር መንግስት በተፈጠረችበት ህግ በኩል እንድትመራና እንድትተዳደር እንዲሁም እንድትገዛ የፈለገበትም ዋናው መለኮታዊ ዓላማ የተፈጥሮ ሀብቷን ለተፈጠረችበት ትክክለኛ ዓላማ ለጥቅም ማዋል የሚችለው ይህ የፈጠራት የመንግስት ህግ ብቻ ስለሆነ ነው። የኢትዮጵያ ተፈጥሯዊ ስምና ክብር የተዘጋጀው ምድሪቱ በተፈጠረችበት ህግ በኩል ሲሆን ይህም ደግሞ ስለ መንፈስ አካል ይናገራል። ያ ህይወትና ነፃነት(ሳራ፣ ይስሐቅ ወዘተ)የተባለለት የመንፈስ ህግ ሞተ ማለት ደግሞ ምድሪቱም ትሁን ሕዝቦቿ እንዲሁም መንግስቱ ለሞትና ለባርነት ተላልፈው ተሰጡ ማለት ይሆናል። አፄ ምኒልክ ግን ይህን መንግስታዊ አካል (ሕዝብ) ልክ እንደ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴ፣ እንደ መንግስቱ ኃይለማርያም እና እንደ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ለስጋ ምኞት(ብልጽግና)መስዋዕት አድርገው ለሸዋው ግብር ባቀረቡበት ጊዜ የኢትዮጵያ ምድር ሞትና ባርነት ዕውን ሆነ።

የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት በስጋ አካል ላይ የተመሠረተ ከሆነ፤ ሕዝቦቿም በስጋ ህግ የተዘጋጀ ማንነትና ምንነት ካላቸው ምድሪቱ ለሞትና ለባርነት ተላልፋ የተሰጠች ትሆናለች። ባርነትን፣ ጥፋትን፣ ዕልቂትና ሞትን ብቻ ነው የሚሠሩት። የስጋ ራዕይና ዓላማ ይህ ነውና። “እኔ ወይም ለእኔ ብቻ/ኬኛ”የሚል ዛሬ በአክሱም ጽዮን እንደምናየው ወንድሙን የሚገድል፣ የሚሰርቅ፣ የሚዘርፍ፣ የሚበድል፣ የሚክድ፣ ከጠላት ጋር አብሮ የሚያርድ፣ የሚያስጨንቅ ህግ ወይ ስግብግብና ራስ ወዳድ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ነው። ስጋም ሲነግስ ሞትና ባርነት ይነግሳል። በስጋ ህግ (መንግስት) የኢትዮጵያን ብልጽግና፣ ነፃነትና ልዕለኃያልነት ዕውን ማደረግ በጭራሽ አይቻልም። የበረከትና የህይወት ምድር እንዲሁም ነጻነት ያላቸው ሕዝቦች አገር መሆንዋን በስጋ ማነነትና ምነነት (ህግ) ለመግለጥ መሞከር አላዋቂነት፣ ጅልነትና ከንቱነት ብቻ ይሆናል። የስጋ ህግ የመርገም፣ የሞትና የባርነት ህግ ነውና። በተለይም መንፈሳዊ ማንነትና ምንነት ለነበረውና ያን ስሙንና ክብሩን ለጣለና ላቃለለ የምኒልክ፣ ኃይለ ሥላሴ፣ መንግስቱና ግራኝ አብዮት ትውልድ። ኢትዮጵያን በስጋ ህግ መግዛት ምድሪቱን ለሞትና ለባርነት አስልፎ ከመስጠት የተለየ ትሩጉም አይኖረውም። ዛሬ የምናየው ይህን ሐቅ ነው!

የትግራይን ሕዝብ ማን በረሃብ እያሰቃየውና እየገደለው እንደሆነ የተባበሩት መንግስታት ልዑክ ማርክ ሎኮክ ያረጋገጡልንም ይህን ሐቅ ተከትለው ነው።

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Ethiopia | Hunger As a Weapon Facing Famine in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 10, 2021

Seven Months of #TigrayGenocide later, Secretary-general of the United Nations Mr. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is awake from winter sleep.

✞ They all knew 100% seven months ago a catastrophe is coming, but they didn’t care enough to avoid it through sincere and humane engagement. They They didn’t want to take serious action because they wanted to protect their evil Nobel Laureate darling PM of Ethiopia. Isn’t this the reason why they put him into power – and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – license for genocide – to him in the first place?

All the parties, all sides in the conflict involved work towards the same goal: the Extermination of ancient Christians of Tigray – It’s a Battle for ‘THE TREE OF LIFE’. The Almighty is watching!✞

👉 USAID will provide enough food to feed three million people, as well as seeds, tools and fertilizers to help farmers replant crops.!

Problem Reaction Solution” for ‘THE TREE OF LIFE‘.

One of the reasons they waited for so long is, because they want to show images of emaciated Ethiopian men, women and children to the world – so that they could blame Russia & China and kick them out of The SC.

Look around, the world immediately stands up with the Muslim Uyghurs of China, Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar and Muslim Palestinians — not with Christians of Syria, Armenia and Tigray. It’s all clear now!

Imagine The worldwide outrage if the 150,000 already dead Tigrayans in this genocide had actually been Palestinian, and the aggressors Israeli Troops.

👉 Now, I’m almost convinced that evil Abiy Ahmed + Isaias Afewerki + Debretsion all work for the UN-Agenda 21- its main aim is to control the world & “reduce” human population. The Almighty God is watching!✞

The UN allowed Afewerki & Ahmed to destroy plantations &Trees The intent of the armies rampaging through Tigray. Their goal is to reduce the Tigrayan people to penury, to grind them down so that “THE TREE of LIFE” can never grow again.

❖“When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field human, that they should be besieged by you?” [Deuteronomy Chapter 20:19]

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