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The Battle for Mekelle: Ethiopia’s civil War over Tigray Goes on | The Guardian

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 13, 2021

✞✞✞[Psalm 94:1]✞✞✞

O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth!

✞✞✞[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፺፬፥፩]✞✞✞

እግዚአብሔር የበቀል አምላክ ነው። የበቀል አምላክ ተገለጠ።

An estimated 2.2 million people have been forced from their homes and thousands have been killed in the civil war that broke out in Ethiopia last November when government troops entered Mekelle, capital of the Tigray region. Witnessed by photographer Sergio Ramazzotti, the city was retaken by the Tigray Defence Forces in June, but peace in the region seems a long way off.

The market at Togoga (or Togogwa), a small town of 1,000 people 20 miles (35km) from Mekelle, was hit on 22 June in an airstrike by the Ethiopian air force. The attack left at least 64 dead and wounded almost 200. The Ethiopian army finally allowed ambulances to get to the casualties 29 hours after the attack

The village of Melazat bears the signs of the Ethiopian army’s sudden retreat from Mekelle, 15 miles to the east, on 28 June, as Tigrayan forces were fighting their way into the regional capital.

People collect cereals and cooking oil at a food aid distribution centre in Mekelle. The conflict has isolated the region of Tigray and food supplies are becoming scarce. Humanitarian convoys struggle to bring aid to the thousands of people at risk of starving, with electricity and communications infrastructure badly damaged.

About 8,500 people of the millions displaced by the war have sought shelter in Hadnet secondary school in Mekelle. Food and water are in short supply, and there are countless reports of women and children having been raped by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers.

On 23 June the Ayder hospital in Mekelle, one of the three still operational in Tigray, was suddenly flooded with wounded civilians after the Ethiopian airstrike on Togoga.

Casualties from the Ethiopian airstrike on Togoga were finally allowed out of the town to be treated by medics in Mekelle.

Staff at Mekelle’s Ayder hospital look on as the casualties arrive from the Togoga airstrike.

Casualties are assessed at Ayder hospital. In the background, doctors treat Genet Tsegay, 12, who had her right arm severely damaged by shrapnel, while her mother, Tsigabu Gebreterisae, 45, is overcome with emotion. Genet’s arm eventually had to be amputated.

Genet Tsegay with her mother, Tsigabu Gebreterisae, in the recovery unit of Ayder hospital. Genet’s brother was killed and she lost her right arm in the Ethiopian forces’ airstrike on Togoga.

On 29 June, and during the following days, Ayder hospital was flooded with wounded Tigrayan militiamen, who had entered the city that morning.

Residents of Mekelle welcome Tigrayan fighters on 29 June, the day after the Ethiopian army suddenly evacuated the regional capital.

People gather on the streets of Mekelle to celebrate the arrival of Tigrayan soldiers. Having approached the city during the night, the Tigray Defence Forces entered the city early on 29 June, a day after the Ethiopian army suddenly left.

Exhausted Tigrayan soldiers in the centre of Mekelle watch a local woman appearing to give thanks for divine intervention.

Local youths celebrate in Mekelle to welcome the liberating Tigray Defence Forces.

More than 6,000 Ethiopian prisoners of war, captured during the last days of the struggle for Mekelle, are marched to the prison between lines of local residents on 2 July.

Captured Ethiopian soldiers are taken through the city to prison by lorry, under the watchful eye of armed guards.

The Ethiopian PoWs are marched past jeering crowds on their way to prison in Mekelle.

On Mekelle’s outskirts, Tigrayan militiamen, many of whom are underage boys and girls, prepare to be deployed on active service.

Two young women with assault rifles and civilian clothes await their orders for deployment to the frontline.

On the outskirts of the city, Tigrayan militias assemble as they await orders.

Hagush Gebremedhin, 50, is one of the nurses at a Ayder hospital clinic for victims of sexual violence. There are many reports of women and children having been raped, sometimes for days, by Ethiopian or Eritrean soldiers.

Desta Gebremedhin, 32, a journalist of Tigrayan origin, was working in Nairobi, Kenya, for the BBC when the conflict broke out. He returned to Ethiopia to join the Tigray Defence Forces

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#TogogaMassacre | Abiy Ahmed Repeated What His Oromo Father Mengistu Did on the Very day of June 22

💭 My Note: History repeats itself:

During the past 130 years Oromo armies of four anti-North unEthiopian regimes deployed rape and famine in their genocidal wars in Tigray and Wello regions. Now both these regions are on the brink of famine, again. No coincidence! While there is an exponential growth of the Oromo population, Tigray and Wello have permanently suffered a drastic decrease in their population due to Oromo-lead genocidal wars against them.

ባለፉት ፻፴/130 ዓመታት በአራት የኢትዮጵያ ገዥዎች የተደራጁ ፀረሰሜን የኦሮሞ ሠራዊቶች በትግራይና በወሎ ክልሎች በፈጸሙት የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት ውስጥ አስገድዶ መድፈርን እና ረሃብን እንደ ጦር መሣሪያ ተጠቅመዋል እየተጠቀሙ ነው። አሁን ሁለቱም እነዚህ ክልሎች በረሃብ አፋፍ ላይ ናቸው። በአጋጣሚ አይደለም! የኦሮሞ ነዋሪዎች የሕዝብ ቁጥር ሲጨምር፤ የትግራይ እና የወሎ ሕዝቦች ቁጥር ግን ልክ ማደግ ሲጀምር ጦርነትን እየቀሰቀሱ በጥይት፣ በረሃብ፣ በበሽታ፣ ሴቶችን በመድፈር፣ ለስደት በመዳረግ ይቀንሱታል። ይህ ነው የሉሲፈር ዋቄዮአላህ ተልዕኮ፣ በመሀመዳውያኑ አረብ ሃገራትም ያየነው ይህንን ነበር።

🔥 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.

🔥 Amhara & Oromos bombing Tigray, Using Rape, Hunger & Forced Resettlement (Mengistu did it back then, Abiy Ahmed is doing the same now) 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 Menelik’s Reign, Tigray was split into two regions, 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 administration.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

In 1943, at the request of the Emperor Haile Selassie, the Royal British Airforce bombed two towns – Mekelle and Corbetta. Thousands of defenseless civilians lost their lives as a result of aerial bombardment. It is recorded that ‘on 14th October [1943] 54 bombs dropped in Mekelle, 6th October 14 bombs followed by another 16 bombs on 9thOctober in Hintalo, 7th/9th October 32 bombs in Corbetta’.

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 starving again.

👉 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!

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Tigrayans in Ethiopia Fear Becoming “The Next Rwanda” | በኢትዮጵያ ያሉ የትግራይ ተወላጆች “ቀጣዩ ሩዋንዳ” መሆንን ይፈራሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2021

💭 My Note: – Like the great Renaissance dam – Tigrayans built and modernized Addis Ababa – now anti-Tigrayan-Ethiopian Pogroms – mob violence occur against them in the Oromo & Amhara dominated City? Wow! This all begun a long, long time ago. Oromara Emperors Menelik ll, Haile Sleassie did it, Evil Mengistu Haile Mariam did it. I’ve relatives who during the 1st Oromo fascist Derg regime of Mengistu Hailemariam. have been denied career opportunities and internal promotion – some were even blocked from getting higher education and scholarship opportunities because of their Tigrayan ethnic identity. I don’t know how they were able to tolerate all those injustices for a very long time (130 years) The Oromos were not supposed to come to power – history has taught us that they don’t recognize or appreciate the value of Integrity, liberty, dignity, equality and justice we see it now with the monster Abiy Ahmed Ali. The TPLF made a big mistake three years ago when it carelessly handed the power to these evil fascists. A very big mistake! Now, they are obliged – and it’s only up to them to lead the people of Tigray and rectify their mistake to accomplish the task of overthrowing this evil enemy regime 😈 – the sooner the better!

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ዛሬ ጠላቶቻችንን በሚገባ አውቀናቸዋል፤ እነዚህ ጠላቶች፤ ሁሌ ፤ “በደላችንንም ይቅር በለን እኛም የበደሉንን ይቅር እንደምንል!” እያልን ስንጸልይ ይቅር የምንላቸው በዳይ ጠላቶች አይደሉም፤ እነዚህ ጠላቶች የእግዚአብሔር ጠላቶችም፣ የጽዮን ማርያምም፣ የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናም፣ የኢትዮጵያም ጠላቶች ናቸው። ጠላትን ለይቶ ፀሎት ማድረስ ጠላትን በከፍተኛ ኃይል ያረበደብደዋል፤ ጠላት የፈለገበት ቦታ ቢገኝም። ዛሬ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ “የሁለተኛ ዙር ጥቃት/ጂሃድ-ፋትዋ”ን ያወጀውን ፋሺስት ኦሮሞ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን ዛሬ በድጋሚ ለመደገፍ የሚወጡትን ሕዝቦች፣ ግለሰቦች፣ ሜዲያዎች፣ ኢማሞች፣ ፓስተሮች እና ተቋማት ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ እንመዝግባቸው፤ ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ የጽዮን ጠላት መሆናቸውን ያረጋግጡልናልና። በነገራችን ላይ፤ በአፋር በኩል ወደ ትግራይ ሲገቡ የነበሩት የኦሮሞ ሰአራዊት አውቶብሶች መማረካቸው እየተወራ ነው፤ ፈጠነም ዘገየም አይቀርላቸውም፤ ወይ ይማረካሉ ወይ ወደ ኤርታ አሌ እሳተ ገሞራ ይጣላሉ። እነዚህ ዛሬ ያወቅናቸው ጠላቶች በትግራይ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ላለፉት አምስት መቶ ዓመታት/ ለመቶ ሰላሳ ዓመታት በተለይም ላለፉት ሦስት ዓመታት እና ላለፉት ስምንት ወራት ይቅር የማይባል ግፍ የሠሩት የዋቄዮ-አላህ ጭፍሮች ናቸው፤ አዎ! “ኦሮሞ ነን፣ አማራ ነን፣ ቤን አሚር ኤርትራውያን ነን፣ አፋር ነን፣ ወላይታ ነን፣ ጉራጌ ነን፣ ሶማሌ ነን፣ ጋሞ ነን ወዘተ” የሚሉት የጽዮን ጠላቶች፣ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች ናቸው።

ስለዚህ እስካለፈው የጌታችን ስቅለት ዕለት እንዲመለሱና ንሰሐ እንዲገቡ ጊዜ ተሰጥቷቸው ነበር። ከዚህ ጊዜ አንስቶ በሥላሴ ስም ሳደርስ የነበረውን ፀሎት በከፊል ዛሬ በዕለተ ቀኑ ላቀርብ እወዳለሁ።

❖ ❖ ❖ አብ ወልድ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ሆይ በስማችሁ ብዙ ተአምራትን ያደረገና ኮከብ ክብርየተባለ የሰማዕታት አለቃ በሚሆን በኃያሉ በቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ላይ ለመፍረድ በልዳ ሀገር የተሰበሰቡትን ፯(ሰብዓ)ነገሥታትን ደምስሰው እንዳጠፏቸው፡ የተነሱብንን የጽዮንን ተቃዋሚዎች፣ የኔንም/የኛንም ጠላቶች ሁሉ ይደመስሱልን ዘንድ እማፀናለሁ።

የጽዮን ጠላቶች የሆኑትና በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በጣም ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱት የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች እነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታይ መንጋው 😈 ሁሉ በመለኮታዊ ሰይፍ ይጨፍጨፉ፣ ነበልባላዊ በሚሆን ቃላችሁ ሥልጣናችሁ ይንደዱ ይቃጠሉ፣ በሲዖል የጨለማ አዝቀት ውስጥ ይዝቀጡ ወይም ይስጠሙ፣ ኅዘን ከላያቸው አይራቅ፣ ትካዜም ከልባቸው አይጥፋ።

የጽዮን ጠላቶች የሆኑትና በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በጣም ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱት የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች እነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታይ መንጋው 😈 ሁሉ የትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውያን ከምድረ ገጽ ላይ እንዲጠፉ የሚፈልጉ ናቸውና እነሱን ራሳቸውን እንደቃየልና ይሁዳ በዱርና በበረሃ በታትኗቸውና ሲቅበዘበዙ ይኑሩ።

ያለምንም ጉድለት በሥላሴ ስም ይህን ሦስትነት አምናለሁ፤ እያታለሉና በእንግዳ ተመስለው አክሱም ጽዮንን ያጠቋትን የጽዮን ጠላቶች የሆኑትና በጽዮን ልጆች ላይ በጣም ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱት የዋቄዮአላህ ጭፍሮች እነ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ተከታይ መንጋው 😈 ሁሉ የእግዚአብሔር ቃል መቅ ያውርዳቸው፣ በተሣለ የመለኮት ሠይፍ አንገታቸውን ይረደው። አሜን! አሜን! አሜን!❖ ❖ ❖

✞✞✞[፩ኛ የጴጥሮስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፬፡፲፭፥፲፱]✞✞✞

ከእናንተ ማንም ነፍሰ ገዳይ ወይም ሌባ ወይም ክፉ አድራጊ እንደሚሆን ወይም በሌሎች ጒዳይ እንደሚገባ ሆኖ መከራን አይቀበል፤ ክርስቲያን እንደሚሆን ግን መከራን ቢቀበል ስለዚህ ስም እግዚአብሔርን ያመስግን እንጂ አይፈር። ፍርድ ከእግዚአብሔር ቤት ተነሥቶ የሚጀመርበት ጊዜ ደርሶአልና፤ አስቀድሞም በእኛ የሚጀመር ከሆነ ለእግዚአብሔር ወንጌል የማይታዘዙ መጨረሻቸው ምን ይሆን? ጻድቅም በጭንቅ የሚድን ከሆነ ዓመፀኛውና ኃጢአተኛው ወዴት ይታይ ዘንድ አለው? ስለዚህ ደግሞ እንደ እግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ መከራን የሚቀበሉ፥ መልካምን እያደረጉ ነፍሳቸውን ለታመነ ፈጣሪ አደራ ይስጡ።”

💭 ጄነራል ጻድቃን ብልጭ ብለው ታዩኝ!”

✞✞✞[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፴፬]✞✞✞

፲፮ መታሰቢያቸውን ከምድር ያጠፋ ዘንድ የእግዚአብሔር ፊት ክፉን በሚያደርጉ ላይ ነው።

፲፯ ጻድቃን ጮኹ፥ እግዚአብሔርም ሰማቸው ከመከራቸውም ሁሉ አዳናቸው።

፲፰ እግዚአብሔር ልባቸው ለተሰበረ ቅርብ ነው፥ መንፈሳቸው የተሰበረውንም ያድናቸዋል።

፲፱ የጻድቃን መከራቸው ብዙ ነው፥ እግዚአብሔርም ከሁሉ ያድናቸዋል።

እግዚአብሔር አጥንቶቻቸውን ሁሉ ይጠብቃል፥ ከእነርሱም አንድ አይሰበርም።

፳፩ ኃጢአተኞችን ክፋት ይገድላቸዋል ጻድቃንንም የሚጠሉ ይጸጸታሉ።

፳፪ የባሪያዎቹን ነፍስ እግዚአብሔር ይቤዣል፥ በእርሱም የሚያምኑ ሁሉ አይጸጸቱም።

As hate speech and targeting of Tigrayans escalates in Addis Ababa, many are terrified and some are planning to flee.

Yared* has not left his apartment in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for days. “I don’t feel safe here,” the 29-year-old says. “I’m scared to go outside. They [Ethiopian police] are going around the whole city and detaining people from restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and even their homes.”

Yared is from Tigray and, about two weeks ago, celebrations broke out in the regional state capital Mekelle after the Tigray Defence Forces, led by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), retook the city. This was the latest dramatic turn of events in Ethiopia’s devastating eight month-long civil war, which has been marred by serious human rights violations, including ethnic cleansing, mass killings, and brutal sexual violence.

Despite Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed withdrawing federal troops from Mekelle and declaring a unilateral ceasefire on 28 June, Tigray has remained under siege on all sides. Up to 900,000 people are facing famine, and humanitarian supplies are restricted due to a lack of fuel and a shutdown of telecommunications and electricity.

Nonetheless, Mekelle’s residents embraced the temporary reprieve from war, cheering and setting alight fireworks, as Tigray regional fighters were met with hugs and kisses. Tigrayans living elsewhere in Ethiopia, however, sunk into terror.

Since November 2020, Tigrayans in Ethiopian cities, especially the capital Addis Ababa, have been arrested by the thousands, had bank accounts temporarily frozen, been purged from their jobs, and had businesses shuttered. Tigrayans, a minority ethnic group who make up about 6% of the Ethiopian population, have also been prevented from traveling abroad.

Now, Tigrayan residents in Addis Ababa tell African Arguments this racial profiling has escalated to an alarming degree since the TPLF regained ground, with many Tigrayans too fearful to leave their homes. Mass arrests have resumed, along with scores of Tigrayan businesses being forcibly closed by Ethiopian authorities.

Next they will kill us”

Yared’s 42-year-old brother, a father of three, was detained by Ethiopian security forces soon after the war erupted. He was held for a week and interrogated about his relationship with the TPLF despite not having any connections with the group. Soon after the TPLF took over Mekelle, he was detained once again by plain-clothed police officers while eating lunch at his home in Addis Ababa, Yared explains.

Yared says he and his brother’s wife followed behind the vehicle to the Akaki Kality police station. “There were over two hundred Tigrayans there demanding information about their loved ones who were detained,” he recounts. Yared was informed a week ago that his brother had been moved to an undisclosed location. Yared’s uncle, who was an officer in the Ethiopian army, was also detained when the war broke out in November and has not been heard from since.

There have been widespread reports over the last two weeks of scores of Tigrayans being detained and transported to detention centres. At least 15 Ethiopian journalists and media workers were also arrested in the crackdown.

“It’s very concerning,” said Fisseha Tekle, a researcher for Ethiopia at Amnesty International. “It’s clear racial profiling. People are getting arrested after police check their IDs and see that they’re Tigrayan. They are not taken to court. It’s a clear human rights violation and a violation of their rights to due process.”

Dawit was just released from the Semit police station in Addis Ababa on Sunday night after being arrested that morning from Feven Shiro, a local Tigrayan-owned restaurant in the city, where he was eating breakfast with three non-Tigrayan friends.

“About seven [uniformed] police officers came in and checked everyone’s IDs,” Dawit told African Arguments. “I was one of four Tigrayans in the restaurant and they detained us. They accused us of celebrating the TPLF’s control of Mekelle. They were pushing us around and insulting us.” The police also confiscated their mobile phones.

Dawit, along with the three other Tigrayans, were brought to the police station and placed in a large holding compound, where Dawit estimates at least a thousand other Tigrayans were being held. “There were a lot of girls there and they were crying and the boys looked so sad,” Dawit explains. “Even myself, I was shaking and feeling so sad. I had heard about Tigrayans being arrested, but when it happened to me I felt so heartbroken.”

Dawit says the Tigrayans were being held for about three days and then transferred to Awash Arba, a military camp located about 221 km from Addis Ababa. Yared says he heard that his brother was also transferred there. According to Dawit, the Tigrayans in the compound at Semit station are fed one piece of bread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and do not have access to water. They are forced to sleep on the cold ground.

Dawit was released after about ten hours after paying 10,000 birr ($228); one of his non-Tigrayan friends had connections with the police commissioner. Dawit, who was born in Addis Ababa, owns a bar in the city, which was also shut down by Ethiopian authorities.

Tekle from Amnesty International says there have also been cases of arbitrary arrests in Dire Dawa, a city in eastern Ethiopia, and that these people have not been heard from since their arrest.

According to Dawit, there are checkpoints in Addis Ababa every two or three kilometers where police check IDs. “If someone is Tigrayan, the police will take their phone, tell them to open their social media and their messages. If there’s even a flag of Tigray or anything related to Tigray, they will be arrested,” he says.

Fresh out of the jail, Dawit says he will leave to Tigray after three days. Despite the siege, Tigrayans are finding a way to access Tigray through the Afar region, which borders it to the east, in order to seek refuge.

“I was raised as an Ethiopian,” Dawit told African Arguments. “But now I want to go to Tigray and I will join the resistance and fight for freedom. This is the only option we have now. Today they are arresting us and tomorrow they will kill us. It’s better to go and fight then to just die here in Addis.”

Dawit wanted his full name published because he is leaving for Tigray and he “just doesn’t care anymore”. We decided to keep him anonymous to protect his well-being.

African Arguments reached out to the Ethiopian government for comment, but did not receive a response.

“Full of hate”

Sara*, 27, moved with her husband from Mekelle to Addis Ababa a few weeks before the war broke out. She says her guesthouse in Addis Ababa was forcibly closed by police about a week ago. “The police came in and told everyone they had to leave,” she says. “They shut it down with no explanation. Our neighbours’ shops were also closed”, all of which are Tigrayan-owned. Her husband’s relative who was at the guesthouse at the time was detained and interrogated for days.

“We feel very unwanted here,” Sara explains. “We can’t speak Tigrinya on the streets anymore because someone could just call you ‘junta’ [Abiy’s preferred term for the TPLF] and security forces will come and take you, no questions asked.”

Sara and her husband’s bank account, which was opened in Tigray, has also been frozen, along with all other bank accounts opened in Tigray. “It’s very hard to live now,” she says. “We’re using the money we have right now. But when we run out we don’t know what we will do.”

All those who African Arguments spoke to pointed to Abiy’s recent speech after the TPLF’s advancement as the source of escalating targeting and hate speech against Tigrayans. In his first remarks since he pulled federal troops out of Mekelle, Abiy, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, denied that his military was defeated by the TPLF and went on to allege that Tigrayan civilians had attacked the Ethiopian army and helped the TPLF.

“Our army sometimes stayed for four or five days without water when continuous fighting was going on, while the junta was busy drinking bottled water,” he said, adding that Tigrayan priests had called for people to fight the army and that “most of the churches” were used for hiding weapons.

In last month’s elections, Abiy’s Prosperity Party won 95% of seats. This suggests he enjoys significant support, though the legitimacy of the process has been questioned due to its timing during a brutal civil war, the fact that Tigray region was not permitted to participate, that some of the most prominent Oromo politicians continue to be imprisoned, and that many opposition parties boycotted the vote.

Abraha*, a former Tigrayan law professor in Amhara state, says that since Abiy came to power, he and his support base, much of which originates from Addis Ababa and the Amhara region, have “blamed Tigrayans for everything that’s happening in the country”. But “up until recently, he was mostly blaming the TPLF, not civilian Tigrayans,” Abraha explains. Now, however, “because of Abiy’s recent statement, people are claiming all Tigrayans are traitors and it has fuelled the process of racial profiling that already existed.”

“I’ve been receiving threats for months, but now the death threats have become much more serious,” he says. “And this is not just some random social media users. Even my own former students have threatened me.”

“It feels very different now,” Abraha adds. “As a researcher I’ve always feared the government, the intelligence and the police. But now I’m scared of everyone, even my students and colleagues. Everyone is now expressing their hatred of Tigrayans, from the politician to the yoga teacher.”

In a recent interview, Dagnachew Assefa, an advisor of Abiy, publicly suggested the registration and possible deportation of Tigrayans. Seyoum Teshome, a prominent social media activist with hundreds of thousands of followers, recently stated: “since each and every Tigrayan youth… has been raised with the same Woyane [Tigrayan rebellion] mentality… If you want to defeat them, you have to eliminate all the youth in Tigray.”

Amhara journalists have also called on citizens to spy on their Tigrayan neighbours. “These statements and these anti-Tigrayan campaigns can spread like wildfire because of social media,” says Abraha. “My fear is that if this continues, and the Ethiopian army continues to be defeated or humiliated, that all Tigrayans living in all parts of Ethiopia will be in danger.”

According to Amnesty researcher Tekle, this is not yet “people attacking people”. “This is the government machinery that is targeting them,” he says. “We haven’t seen any actions by civilians against Tigrayans, at least in Addis.” On Sunday, though, reports emerged of at least three Tigrayan civilians allegedly being killed by a mob in the town of Wereta in Amhara region.

Aaron*, a 34-year-old father born and raised in Addis Ababa, says he has never identified with his Tigrayan roots. “I honestly thought I was Amhara up until two weeks ago,” he says. “All my friends are Amhara and I don’t even know any Tigrayans in the city…I always saw myself as Ethiopian and all my friends as just Ethiopians. I have an Amhara name and so none of my friends in Addis actually know I’m Tigrayan.”

He is concerned now, however, as “the hate is escalating a lot”. “I’ve been hearing about many Tigrayans being arrested and even my friends who are usually politically neutral are openly talking about Tigrayans as traitors and how they hope Tigrayans are killed or deported. These are my colleagues, employees, and childhood friends saying these things.”

“I’m terrified they will find out I’m Tigrayan,” says Aaron, adding that he has started learning Tigrinya, along with others in Addis, in fear that they could be expelled to Tigray. Aaron has also attempted to make connections with other Tigrayans on social media forums, but is viewed as suspicious because he cannot speak the language.

“Everyone is so full of hate here and hate for Tigrayans is growing all over the country. I feel like I’m around full-scale fascism,” he adds. “The ethnic cleansing has already been happening, but I’m scared the worst is yet to come. I’m worried we will become the next Rwanda.”

“I have a family in Addis so I cannot run away to Europe or the United States if something happens…For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m living on foreign soil. I used to be Ethiopian, but now I have no idea where I belong.”

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Nobel Peace Laureate A. Ahmed Issued a Genocidal Jihad-Fatwa Against Christians of Tigray, Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2021

😈 Nobel Peace Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali’s hate speech against Tigrayans:

Our army sometimes stayed for four or five days without water when continuous fighting was going on, while the junta was busy drinking bottled water. Tigrayan Orthodox Priests had called for people to fight the army & most of the churches were used for hiding weapons.

Right after Nobel Peace Laureate Abiy Ahmed’s hate speech against Tigrayans:

“There are checkpoints in Addis Ababa every two or three kilometers where police check IDs. “If someone is Tigrayan, the police will take their phone, tell them to open their social media and their messages. If there’s anything related

to Tigray, they will be arrested & sent to concentration

camps, such as this”

It is now certain that it’s evil Abiy Ahmed Ali is the one who recently communicated that genocidal wishful thought against Tigrayans to the EU envoy.

💭 The EU Envoy to Ethiopia, Finland Foreign Minster Pekka Haavisto attested as follows:

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

#TogogaMassacre | Abiy Ahmed Repeated What His Oromo Father Mengistu Did on the Very day of June 22

💭 My Note: History repeats itself:

🔥 Amhara & Oromos (Oromara) bombing Tigray, Using Rape, Hunger & Forced Resettlement (Mengistu did it back then, Abiy Ahmed is doing 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)

👉 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 Menelik’s Reign, Tigray was split into two regions, 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 administration.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

In 1943, at the request of the Emperor Haile Selassie, the Royal British Airforce bombed two towns – Mekelle and Corbetta. Thousands of defenseless civilians lost their lives as a result of aerial bombardment. It is recorded that ‘on 14th October [1943] 54 bombs dropped in Mekelle, 6th October 14 bombs followed by another 16 bombs on 9thOctober in Hintalo, 7th/9th October 32 bombs in Corbetta’.

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 starving again.

👉 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!

[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.

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Egyptian Journalist Threatens to Send Ethiopia Back to the Stone Age

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 20, 2021

🔥 Egyptian Journalist Threatens to Destroy Ethiopia if Dam Diverted

Al-Ahram Editor-in-Chief Ashraf El-Ashry and Yassin Ahmad, president of the Ethiopian Institute for Public Diplomacy exchanged threats regarding the opening of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on a TV debate. The debate was aired on Russia Today TV on June 8, 2021. El-Ashry said that Cairo will never let the Renaissance Dam turn into a spigot that cuts off water from 100 million Egyptians. He added that he hopes that the Ethiopian leadership takes a long look in the mirror.

El-Ashry said that they must know that the extent of the losses and disasters that would befall the Ethiopians would have a calamitous effect on them and could take them back to the Stone Age. In return Ahmad said that if Egypt bombs the Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia will not sit idly by and it might bomb the Aswan Dam. He said: “Either we swim together, or sink together.”

😈 Of course, while evil Abiy Ahmed and his Muslim-Protestant Oromo Jihadists are waging Jihad against Christian Tigrayans, and openly declare to send Christian Tigray back to the stone age, Egyptians are projecting everything their Muslim brother in Addis Ababa thinks of an evil plan.

😈 Traitor in-Chief Abiy Ahmed Ali Already gave Egypt + Sudan a green light to take the dam.Egypt & Sudan are just creating a political campaign on behalf of their agent & Muslim brother in Addis Ababa who organized a sham election for tomorrow, Monday, 21 June 2021. They even hired Muslim social media activists in suits and ties from Ethiopia, like Mohammed Al Arusi & Ustath Jemal Beshir. Are these traitors, who are part of the divisive Abiy Ahmed Ali’s confuse and convince team, twins?

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Ayatollah Abiy Ali Wants to Wipe Out Christian Tigrayans – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, The Jews

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 19, 2021

😈 Ayatollah Abiy Ahmed Ali is doing to ✞ the Christian Tigrayans,✞, what Adolf Hitler & Hajj Amin al-Husayni did to the Six Million Jews.✡️

😈 Ayatollah Abiy Ahmed Ali is doing to ✞ the Christian Tigrayans ✞, what Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would like to do to the Jews✡️

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የፊንላንድ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር | የኢትዮጵያ አመራር ትግራውያንን ከምድረ ገጽ የማጥፋት እቅድ አለው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 18, 2021

የጀነሳይድ ዕቅዳቸውን ለፊንላንዱ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚንስትር የቀባጠሩት ግራኝ አህመድ እና ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን ይሆኑን? ከሁለቱ ጋር ነው ፊንላንዳዊው እንደተገናኙ የተነገረው። አረመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ቃለ መጠይቅን ነው እንጂ የሚፈራው፤ ስለ ‘ኦሮሞ ኡማ’ ተልዕኮውማ ፍዬላዊ ድፍረቱን ከአባ ገዳይ ወርሶታል ስለዚህ ቀባጣሪው እርሱ ሊሆን ይችላል። የአሜሪካው ልዑክ አምባሳደር ጀፍሪ ፊልትማንም ስለ ግራኝ ፋሺስታዊወፈፌነትም ጠቁመውን ነበር።

እንግዲህ ይህ “ኧረ ኡ! ኡ!” የሚያሰኝ ጉዳይ ብቻ ለዓመት የሚዘልቅ የሜዲያዎች መነጋገሪያ ርዕስ መሆን ነበረበት፤ የማፈሪያ፣ ጥቁር የማስለበሻና የማስለቀሻ ጉዳይ መሆንም ነበረበት። ይህ “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ” የሚለው ከንቱ ትውልድ ግን ይህን አያደርገውም፤ ምክኒያቱም ውዳቂ፣ ከሃዲ፣ አረመኔ እና “ትክክለኛ ኢትዮጵያዊ” ያልሆነው ትውልድ ነውና። ምክኒያቱም ትግርኛ ተናጋሪ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ከምድረ ገጽ አጥፍተው አክሱም ጽዮንን ለመውረስ የሚሹና የሚያልሙ የሰይጣን ጭፍሮች ናቸውና። ይህ ትውልድ ለእኔ አብቅቶለታል፤ ከአህዛብ ጋር ተያይዞ ወደ ገሃነም እሳት ለመግባት በፈቃዱ ወስኗል! አባታችን አባ ዘ-ወንጌል ከዓመታት በፊት፤ “ዋ!ተጠንቀቁ” ብለው በማስጠንቀቅ፤ የኢትዮጵያን ትንሣኤ የማየት ዕድል የሚኖራቸው ፲/10% የማይሞሉት እና በትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውን ላይ ጥላቻን የማያሳዩት ወገኖች ብቻ እንደሚሆኑ በግልጽ የጠቆሙኑን በትግባር እያየነው ነው፤ የትክክለኛዋን ኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች በፍሬዎቻቸው እያወቅናቸው ነው። አዎ! በዓለማችን ገዳዩን ለሚመርጥ ብቸኛው ለዚህ ክፉ ሕዝብ እንደ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ዓይነቱ ክፉ መሪ ይገባዋል። ወደ ሲዖል የሚመራው!

[መጽሐፈ ምሳሌ ምዕራፍ ፳፰፥፪] “ስለ አገሪቱ ዓመፀኝነት አለቆችዋ ብዙ ሆኑ”

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Finland FM Haavisto | Ethiopian Leadership Have a Plan to Wipe out Tigrayans

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 18, 2021

ይህ ጉዳይ ብቻ ለዓመት የሚዘልቅ የሜዲያዎች መነጋገሪያ ርዕስ መሆን ነበረበት፤ የማፈሪያ፣ ጥቁር የማስለበሻና የማስለቀሻ ጉዳይ መሆንም ነበረበት። ይህ “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነኝ” የሚለው ከንቱ ትውልድ ግን ይህን አያደርገውም፤ ምክኒያቱም ውዳቂ፣ ከሃዲ፣ አረመኔ እና “ትክክለኛ ኢትዮጵያዊ” ያልሆነው ትውልድ ነውና። ምክኒያቱም ትግርኛ ተናጋሪ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ከምድረ ገጽ አጥፍተው አክሱም ጽዮንን ለመውረስ የሚሹና የሚያልሙ የሰይጣን ጭፍሮች ናቸውና። ይህ ትውልድ ለእኔ አብቅቶለታል፤ ከአህዛብ ጋር ተያይዞ ወደ ገሃነም እሳት ለመግባት በፈቃዱ ወስኗል! አባታችን አባ ዘ-ወንጌል ከዓመታት በፊት፤ “ዋ!ተጠንቀቁ” ብለው በማስጠንቀቅ፤ የኢትዮጵያን ትንሣኤ የማየት ዕድል የሚኖራቸው ፲/10% የማይሞሉት እና በትግራይ ኢትዮጵያውን ላይ ጥላቻን የማያሳዩት ወገኖች ብቻ እንደሚሆኑ በግልጽ የጠቆሙኑን በትግባር እያየነው ነው፤ የትክክለኛዋን ኢትዮጵያ ጠላቶች በፍሬዎቻቸው እያወቅናቸው ነው። አዎ! በዓለማችን ገዳዩን ለሚመርጥ ብቸኛው ለዚህ ክፉ ሕዝብ እንደ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ዓይነቱ ክፉ መሪ ይገባዋል። ወደ ሲዖል የሚመራው!

💭 When I asked the EU Envoy, Finland Foreign Minster Pekka Haavisto about Abiy AhmedAli + IsaiasAfewerki committing War Crimes in Tigray, he replied:

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

👉 I Thank you, FM Haavisto for proving my observations correct. Now, from this fascist Oromo regime, the usual denials, lies and condemnations will follow you. Denial is detrimental to peace, reconciliation, and justice. I like Finns and Estonians – they are the most honest and sincere Europeans.

👉 You’re right, Mr. FM. This is a hundred + year Oromo/Amhara mission to wage War and Genocide against ancient Christian Tigrayans (Tigray + Eritrea):

💭 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:-

👉 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 Menlik’s Reign, Tigray was split into two regions, 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 administration.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

In 1943, at the request of the Emperor Haile Selassie, the Royal British Airforce bombed two towns – Mekelle and Corbetta. Thousands of defenseless civilians lost their lives as a result of aerial bombardment. It is recorded that ‘on 14th October [1943] 54 bombs dropped in Mekelle, 6th October 14 bombs followed by another 16 bombs on 9thOctober in Hintalo, 7th/9th October 32 bombs in Corbetta’.

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 starving again.

👉 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?

✞✞✞ [ኦሪት ዘዳግም ምዕራፍ ፬፡፱፤፲] ✞✞✞

እግዚአብሔር። ሕዝቡን ወደ እኔ ሰብስብ፥ በምድርም በሕይወት በሚኖሩበት ዘመን ሁሉ እኔን መፍራት ይማሩ ዘንድ፥ ልጆቻቸውንም ያስተምሩ ዘንድ ቃሌን አሰማቸዋለሁ ብሎ በተናገረኝ ጊዜ፥ በአምላክህ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት በኮሬብ በቆምህበት ቀን ዓይኖችህ ያዩትን ነገር እንዳትረሳ፥ በሕይወትህም ዘመን ሁሉ ከልብህ እንዳይወድቅ ተጠንቀቅ፥ ነፍስህንም በትጋት ጠብቅ፤ ለልጆችህም ለልጅ ልጆችህም አስታውቀው።

[Deuteronomy 4:9-10]
“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.”

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