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Soldier of Zion | የጽዮን አርበኛ | ፈሪሃ እግዚአብሔር ያለው ክርስቲያን ሠራዊት ሁሌ ያሸንፋል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 19, 2021

💭 የጠፋው ታቦት ወራሪዎች (የሲአይኤ ስብሰባ)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (CIA Meeting)

❖ ❖ ❖”ከርሱ በፊት ታቦተ ጽዮንን (ጽላተ ሙሴ) የሚሸከም ጦር ሠራዊት … አይበገሬ ነው”❖ ❖ ❖

„An Army That Carries The Ark Before it… is Invincible„

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US Condemned Arrests of Tigrayan UN Staff in Addis Ababa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 9, 2021

💭 “Security force harassment and detention on the basis of ethnicity is completely unacceptable.” – State Department spox Ned Price

👉 The last Segment of the Presser is ‘amusing and interesting!’

👉በመጨረሻ ደቂቃዎች ላይ የሚታየው መፋጠጥ አስገራሚ ነው!

It’s mind boggling, if The UN fails to protect its’ staff members, how do we expect it to protect other civilians?

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Addis Ababa Looks About to Fall | አዲስ አበባ ልትወድቅ ነው የምትመስለው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 7, 2021

💭 ‘Nasty Cocktail’/ ‘አስከፊ ኮክቴል‘:

👉 Courtesy: Daily Mavrick

Frantic peace efforts are being rebuffed by both sides in the year-long civil war.

Foreign governments this week urged their citizens not to travel to Ethiopia and to escape the country as soon as possible if they were there, as Tigrayan rebel forces advanced rapidly on the capital, Addis Ababa. Some countries began evacuating their diplomats.

Rumours intensified that the city could fall within days or even hours, bringing to a dramatic and possibly even deadlier close an already bloody civil war between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which has raged for just on a year as at 3 November.

Desperate but defiant, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed – ironically the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize – fobbed off peace envoys, declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the capital to arm themselves to repel the Tigrayan forces if they reached the city – an implicit acknowledgment that his own Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) was not up to the challenge of defending the capital.

The US bluntly advised its nationals: “Do not travel to Ethiopia due to armed conflict…” and gave its nonemergency officials permission to leave. Its practical advice to those US citizens who opted to remain included “draft a will” and “leave DNA samples with your medical provider…” The UK and other governments also advised their nationals to get out or not to visit.

But Ethiopia’s ambassador to South Africa, Shiferaw Menbacho, speaking from Addis Ababa, contemptuously dismissed the rumours of an imminent fall of the capital. “The empty wish declares the final burial ceremony of the rebel group,” he said.

The ENDF had marched triumphantly into Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province in November last year and captured the provincial capital Mekelle from rebelling TPLF forces – with the important support of the invading Eritrean Defence Force. Abiy intended a brief war to restore federal authority. But the TPLF retreated to the mountains and fought back. And over the past few months, now allied with the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) from Abiy’s own province, Oromia, it has dramatically turned the tide of war, driving the Ethiopians and Eritreans back and advancing to within 300km of Addis Ababa.

Diplomatic efforts to establish a ceasefire seem to be failing as both sides still seem to believe they can win the war. The African Union’s special envoy, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, and US President Joe Biden’s special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, are in Addis Ababa, urging peace. Obasanjo declined DM168’s request for comment on his progress.

This week Feltman told journalists in a phone briefing from Washington that: “Without question the situation is getting worse, and we’re – frankly, alarmed by the situation… There has been insufficient access to Tigray since late June, early July.” He said the UN estimated that only about 13% of humanitarian needs to the federal state of Tigray have been met. There were several reasons for that, including the fighting. “But it’s mostly government restrictions … that have prevented the type of humanitarian access from getting to the people of Tigray, and we see signs of famine and near-famine conditions.

“There are over five million people in conditions of food insecurity now whose needs could be addressed if the government would allow the assistance to flow. And at the same time, you see the TPLF … has moved out of Tigray, south into Amhara, [has] taken strategic cities of Dessie and Kombolcha…

“So we’re calling on all parties to this conflict to find ways to de-escalate the situation, allow the humanitarian access to flow to those in need … and move toward a negotiated ceasefire. The situation is dire, and as I said, it is getting worse…”

Will Davison, Ethiopia expert at the International Crisis Group (ICG), told DM168 that he thought Addis Ababa was more likely to fall within a few weeks rather than a few days, as he believed the Tigrayan forces would first try to capture the corridor from Addis Ababa to Djibouti, Ethiopia’s vital access to the sea. “But who knows? Things are moving very fast these days,” he added.

Davison emphasised that such chances as there were, at this late stage, of stopping the Tigrayan advance on Addis Ababa depended on Abiy’s federal government making some concessions to the Tigrayans.

The most important concession would be to end the blockade on Tigray. “So the restoration of services, banking and telecommunications, electricity. And the facilitation of aid to alleviate humanitarian conditions. That would by no means solve all the problems. But it could be a way to get some initial cooperation by the Tigray leadership to stop their advance, particularly its advance towards Addis Ababa.”

But Davison suggested Feltman and Obasanjo faced an uphill struggle.

It wasn’t helpful for the US simply to call on the Tigrayans to halt their advance, as Washington did last weekend. “That’s not going to have any effect.”

On the other hand, there were no signs that Abiy and his allies were ready to make the kind of concessions to the Tigrayans he believed were necessary to persuade them to stop their advance.

Abiy’s call on Addis Ababa residents to take up arms could be very bloody for civilians – if the call was answered, which Davison was not sure would happen. Though there was clearly a lot of opposition to the TPLF and the OLA, it was not clear that it would translate into effective popular resistance in Addis Ababa.

And even if it did, the Tigrayans had simply rolled over popular resistance before and kept on advancing.

“But there is a real concern about attacks on Tigrayan civilians in Addis and in other cities… There is also likely to be considerable rebellious activity in Amhara region should the Tigrayan forces and the OLA take control of Addis as well,” said Davison.

Ironically, the Tigrayans “don’t really want to be part of Ethiopia anymore, let alone governing Ethiopia”, Davison thought.

They were aiming to capture Addis Ababa not essentially to run Ethiopia but to secure Tigray’s interests as they saw them. This meant resuming the flow of trade, services and aid to Tigray and having a federal military that did not threaten them.

And the Tigrayans also needed to conduct a referendum on Tigray’s independence.

“So their dilemma is how do they secure their interests without exerting considerable federal power in Addis. It’s not really conceivable…”

The Tigrayans would need to avoid looking as though they were repeating Ethiopia’s post-1991 politics which the TPLF dominated after its dominant role in the revolution which toppled the brutal regime of President Hailemariam Mengistu. The victors put in place an ethnic-regional federation that kept the country together for over two decades. It was Abiy’s efforts to unravel that ethnic-regional federation and centralise power that sparked the conflict with the TPLF.

Davison said, if one assumed regime change was really coming, there now needed to be some urgent deal-making among the opposition actors allied against Abiy’s government. These needed to include an Oromo-led transition that respected Oromo interests but also secured Tigrayan interests.

“That’s a very, very difficult political balancing act. There’s not much time and obviously, there’s all sorts of other risks – the popular resistance, the possibility of attacks against Tigrayan civilians, a rebellious Amhara region. So it’s a pretty nasty cocktail basically.”

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US Asks Americans to Leave Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 5, 2021

💭 Spokesperson Ned Price leads the Department Press Briefing, at the Department of State, on November 4, 2021.

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The US: Conflict and Abuses Must End in Ethiopia | በኢትዮጵያ ግጭትና በደል መቆም አለበት | አሜሪካ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 27, 2021

😭 የመቀሌ ጭፍጨፋ ጭስ የፊት ምስሎችን ያሳዩናል፤ የነማን?😭

The US Remains gravely concerned for the whole year?!”

💭 አዎ! ነገር ግን ሙቀቱ ወደ አራት ኪሎ ጠጋ እያለ ሲመጣ፤ አሜሪካ ከአረመኔው ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ ጋር ጡት አጥብታ ያሳደገችውን ሌላውን አረመኔ ወኪሏን ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድን ለማዳን እየተዘጋጀች ነውን?

❖❖❖[ወደ ኤፌሶን ሰዎች ምዕራፍ ፮፥፲፪]❖❖❖

መጋደላችን ከደምና ከሥጋ ጋር አይደለምና፥ ከአለቆችና ከሥልጣናት ጋር ከዚህም ከጨለማ ዓለም ገዦች ጋር በሰማያዊም ስፍራ ካለ ከክፋት መንፈሳውያን ሠራዊት ጋር ነው እንጂ።”

[Ephesians 6:12]

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

❖❖❖[፩ኛ የዮሐንስ መልእክት ምዕራፍ ፬፥፬]❖❖❖

ልጆች ሆይ፥ እናንተ ከእግዚአብሔር ናችሁ አሸንፋችኋቸውማል፥ በዓለም ካለው ይልቅ በእናንተ ያለው ታላቅ ነውና።”

[1 John 4:4]

“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

❖❖❖[ትንቢተ ኢሳይያስ ምዕራፍ ፶፬፥፲፯]❖❖❖

በአንቺ ላይ የተሠራ መሣሪያ ሁሉ አይከናወንም፤ በፍርድም በሚነሣብሽ ምላስ ሁሉ ትፈርጂበታለሽ። የእግዚአብሔር ባሪያዎች ርስት ይህ ነው፥ ጽድቃቸውም ከእኔ ዘንድ ነው፥ ይላል እግዚአብሔር።”

[Isaiah 54:17]

“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

❖❖❖[ኦሪት ዘዳግም ምዕራፍ ፳፥፬]❖❖❖

ከእናንተ ጋር የሚሄድ፥ ያድናችሁም ዘንድ ጠላቶቻችሁን ስለ እናንተ የሚወጋ አምላካችሁ እግዚአብሔር ነውና።”

[Deuteronomy 20:4]

“For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’”

💭 The United States remains gravely concerned about the ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia. Reports of an airstrike against the Tigrayan capital of Mekele and continued human rights abuses and atrocities by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Eritrean Defense Forces, Amhara regional and irregular militia forces, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front and other armed groups are deeply disturbing.

“We condemn all such abuses against civilians in the strongest possible terms and call on all parties to the conflict to respect human rights and comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law,” said State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

He added, “We agree with the UN Secretary-General and African Union leaders: There is no military solution to the conflict in northern Ethiopia, and a durable political solution must be found. We urge the Ethiopian government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front to enter at once into negotiations without preconditions toward a sustainable ceasefire.”

The mounting reports of human rights abuses underscore the urgency of independent, transparent and credible international investigations. It is essential that all parties to the conflict allow and facilitate the access necessary for such investigations. We call on the Government of Ethiopia in particular to allow and facilitate such access for all government bodies.

Spokesperson Price said, “We look forward to an update from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. . .on the human rights situation in Tigray and to the release of the joint investigation report of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the earliest possible opportunity. We also urge full cooperation with the Commission of Inquiry of the [African Union] Commission on Human and People’s Rights.”

Establishing transparent, independent mechanisms to hold those responsible for human rights abuses to account is critical for reconciliation and peace in Ethiopia.

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See No Evil: How the United Nations is Blind to the Famine in Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 12, 2021

😈 ክፋት አይመልከቱ – የተባበሩት መንግስታት በትግራይ ረሀብ እንዴት ዕውር እንደሆነ

💭 አማራ እና ኦሮሞ ይህችን መልዓክ የመሰለች ሕጻን አስራቧት! 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

ተጋሩ፤ ወደ አዲስ አበባ አምርታችሁ ይህችን ሕፃን ካልተበቀላችኋላት፤ ለጽዮናውያንና ለትግራይ እየታገላችሁ አይደለም ማለት ነው! የሚበቀል እግዚአብሔር አምላክ ግን ፈጠነም ዘገየም በጊዜው ይበቀላቸዋል!

Yeshialem Gebreegziabher, 27, holds her daughter, Kalkidan Yeman, 6 months old, who is suffering from malnutrition at Aby Adi Health center in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Courtesy: Alex de Waal

…why is it that we need to see children dying of hunger before we believe that it is happening?”

For three months, international estimates of the number of people facing humanitarian emergency or famine in Tigray have not shifted. On July 2, the UN said that 400,000 people were in “famine-like conditions.” On August 26, the UN said the same thing. That’s not because things haven’t changed for the worse. Every indication is that food has got scarcer and people are starving.

The reason why the official numbers are unchanged is because the United Nations leadership has chosen not to follow commonsense and its own expert opinion that the food crisis must by now be at very high risk of major famine. They can be blind because the information blackout is so complete.

When the last great famine struck Ethiopia 37 years ago, a senior NGO official lamented “that rather curious phenomenon that people will not believe a famine until they see it.” It took a BBC film of mass starvation for embassies, the United Nations, and the general public to become aware of that famine.

Earlier this week, Associated Press published the first pictures of the starving in Tigray in the famine of 2021. The pictures are all from Mekelle, many from Aydaer Referral Hospital in the city, where Tigrayan doctors and aid workers are trying to save the lives of severely malnourished children without outside help.

The pictures should shock the conscience of the world. They should compel humanitarians to ask why it has taken so long for us to see these realities, and to demand that we know what is happening in remote rural areas where conditions are worse. And they should compel us to ask, once again, why is it that we need to see children dying of hunger before we believe that it is happening? Are the last thirty years of professional study and institutional commitment to create early warning and monitoring systems for food security crises all for naught?

Solemn Commitments

Over the last few years there have been numerous high-level commitments to preventing food crises, especially when related to conflict. United Nations Security Council resolution 2417 of April 2018 specifically, in paragraph 12

“requests the Secretary-General to report swiftly to the Council when the risk of conflict-induced famine and wide-spread food insecurity in armed conflict contexts occurs, and expresses its intention to give its full attention to such information provided by the Secretary-General when those situations are brought to its attention.”

Ten months after the first warnings of conflict-related food insecurity were sounded, this has not happened. Doubtless, the UN Secretary General would argue that any effort on his part to fulfil that obligation would have run into opposition from countries such as China and Russia. Doubtless there is truth in that. But is the job of the leader of the UN to pre-emptively give way to every self-interested political objection that he might anticipate, or to provide moral leadership, reminding member states of their solemn commitments undertaken?

A few weeks before the conflict erupted on November 3-4, the World Food Programme received the Nobel Peace Prize “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.” The W E P’s actions in Tigray since that date have not fulfilled the promise indicated that perhaps premature award.

In March this year the Secretary General himself established a High-Level Task Force on Preventing Famine. This followed a Call to Action to Prevent Famine the previous month by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the W E P, which included an appeal to ensure the commitment of all food security actors to support and strengthen scenario planning, independent analysis, real-time monitoring and the use of early warning mechanisms to track changes and anticipate crisis, to ensure the scaled-up action and the advocacy required to prevent a deteriorating situation.

This was followed by the G7 famine prevention and humanitarian crises compact of May 2021 which included explicit calls for collecting the data necessary for improved action, but also “we will not let lack of data be a barrier to timely action to save lives.”

Early Warnings

From November 2020 to June 2021, the data and maps provided by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs show a steadily deteriorating situation, culminating in the estimate of 400,000 people being in “category 5” of the Integrated food security Phase Classification I P C system. Category 5 is “catastrophe” or, when certain criteria for the threshold of populations in specific areas are met, “famine.” Having that number of people in that condition is a famine under anything except the most hair-splitting technical definition. But the UN food security diagnosis and response system demands technical precision.

Hence the Famine Review Committee, an independent but UN-activated and coordinated body and the analysts-of-last-resort when the politics of famine take over was convened. The FRC issued a report with four scenarios in May 2021 based upon an analysis done at the request of the IPC Global Support Unit, an FAO body. The scenarios cover a period from June until the end of September, with projections into a second period after that. We are now at the end of period 1. The worst-case scenario is number 4, identified as:

  • Intensity of conflict: Conflict escalation, spreading outside Tigray region;
  • Humanitarian supply lines, access and level of operations: No access within and into Tigray and no influx of humanitarian supplies;
  • Private sector and informal supply lines and availability of commercial goods and services: Extremely limited communication services, banks closed, no cash available, no commercial supply chain, no basic services.

This is the scenario we are currently in, with the sole difference that humanitarian access within Tigray has become much easier. This progress is offset by the blockade that prevents aid getting into Tigray. The UN estimates that approximately 100 trucks of relief supplies are needed each day. In the last 90 days, 482 trucks have been permitted to travel, along with a limited supply of assistance by air. This total is less than 6 percent of assessed need.

According to the FRC, unless there is new data demonstrating otherwise, the risk of famine during July-September is “medium to high” rising to “high” for October onwards. Under the less pessimistic scenario 3, Tigray would still be at high risk of famine in the coming three months.

In any other emergency, a report such as this would set the alarm bells ringing and lead to not only intensified humanitarian action but also intensified information gathering so that the agencies knew what to supply, where and to whom. And indeed a whole page of recommendations in the FRC report is devoted to data gathering and analysis. Among other things, the FRC also called for weekly monitoring, regular analysis updates, and another IPC within assessment within three months. In short, the world’s leading food emergency experts said that Tigray needed especially close monitoring.

Meanwhile the FAO and W E P’s August-November 2021 “Hunger Hotspots Analysis” highlights Ethiopia as one of two countries (with Madagascar) at greatest famine risk globally. The report calls for: “Support a full food security and nutrition survey in all areas of Tigray, especially among IDPs.”

No Data, No Comment

None of the promised UN action has happened. There are no new surveys, no data, no pictures.

Why have the United Nations and its specialized agencies not collected the data? On June 28, the Tigray Defense Forces defeated the Ethiopian army and expelled it from most of Tigray. This was followed by the withdrawal of the Eritrean Defense Forces. All of the major towns and roads, with the exception of western Tigray, came under the control of the TDF. Roadblocks vanished. The soldiers who had been obstructing access, stealing food, and killing, raping, and intimidating Tigrayan civilians ran away. A few days later, the UN OCHA update noted that most of Tigray had become accessible for humanitarians. To be precise, once a team had arrived in Mekelle it could travel freely and safely to the great majority of places and conduct activities, such as distributing assistance, conducting surveys and collecting information.

The UN OCHA humanitarian access map is unique. It shows no difficulty of access within Tigray, but also that the region is ringed by areas in which access is impeded or impossible. In short, the problem for the humanitarians was getting into Tigray in the first place. The Ethiopian government has systematically obstructed this access.

This prohibition of data and images keeps the starvation in Tigray away from the headlines, just as the Ethiopian government intends.

This week’s AP article contains information, known to every humanitarian worker and UN official in Ethiopia, but not hitherto made public:

“humanitarian workers boarding rare flights to the region have been given an unusual list of items they cannot bring: Dental flossers. Can openers. Multivitamins. Medicines, even personal ones. The list, obtained by the AP, also banned means of documenting the crisis, including hard drives and flash drives. Photos and video from Tigray have disappeared from social media since June as aid workers and others, facing intense searches by authorities, fear being caught with them on their devices.”

This prohibition of data and images keeps the starvation in Tigray away from the headlines, just as the Ethiopian government intends.

There has been no public protest from the UN about its inability to conduct the required information gathering.

Commonsense tells us that a region in which food supplies and other objects indispensable for the survival of the civilian population have been systematically destroyed, leaving 400,000 in “catastrophe” status and more than 5 million dependent on food aid, where no harvest can be gathered and neither commercial nor humanitarian food is allowed in, would be reduced to starvation. The FRC report puts that commonsense on an expert footing.

If the necessary data are not collected on a timely basis across the stricken communities, it is possible for localized famines to strike and then pass unnoticed—passing because the hungry people die and because the survivors move away before they can be enumerated. Which means that the data proving the famine lie in those graves.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has insisted that there is no hunger in Tigray. His advisor, Deacon Daniel Kibret has said that future researchers studying the TPLF “shouldn’t find anything about them, except after digging the ground.”

Speaking at the G7 roundtable in the UK on June 10, U.S. Special Envoy Jeff Feltman warned, we “should not wait to count the graves” before declaring the crisis in Tigray what it is: a famine. That was a warning.

But the Ethiopian government strategy works: the UN appears to operate on the principle that what cannot be seen and cannot be counted can be ignored safely. Addis Ababa has successfully intimidated the UN from making the now-inevitable call that the situation in Tigray represents “famine”—a designation that will hang around the neck of the Ethiopian Government as a badge of eternal shame.

Unless the UN starts to reveal what it knows, then by its silence it is contributing to the death by starvation of tens of thousands of people, most of them children, in Tigray. It too will be eternally shamed.

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UN Recalls Ethiopia Migration Head Over Tigray War Remarks

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 11, 2021

💭 የተባበሩት መንግስታት ድርጅት የትግራይን የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት አስመልክቶ የቀበጣጠረችውን የዓለም አቀፉ የስደተኞች ድርጅት የኢትዮጵያ ተወካይ ኬኒያዊቷን ማውሪን አቼንጌን ከሃላፊነቷ ትሰናበት ዘንድ ጠራት

ተከታታይ ድራማ ወይንስ የእርስ በርስ መበላላት? ማውሪን አቼንጌን ወስላታው ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን በየጊዜው ይጋብዛት ነበር። እኔ ካለኝ ልምድ በአፍሪቃ በብዛት ወስላታ፣ የነጮች አጎብዳጅ ከሆኑ ዜጎች መካከል ኬኒያውያን የመጀመሪያውን ቦታ ይይዛሉ። በአዲስ አበባ ኤምባሲያቸውን እንኳን ከብሪታኒያ ኤምባሲ ጎን አድርገው መስራታቸው ሁሌ ያስገርመኝ ነበር። በደንብ ነው አእምሯቸውን ያጠቧቸው፤ ሁሌ እንዳጎበደዱና የነጮችን እጅ እንደላሱ!

The UN’s migration agency has put its Ethiopia chief on administrative leave, citing “unauthorised interviews” in which she complained of being sidelined by UN higher-ups she claimed were sympathetic to Tigrayan rebels.

The departure of Maureen Achieng, confirmed in a letter dated Monday and seen by AFP, risks further undermining an aid response still shaken by Ethiopia’s decision last month to expel seven other senior UN officials for allegedly “meddling” in its affairs.

It comes more than 11 months into a brutal war in northern Ethiopia that, according to UN estimates, has driven hundreds of thousands of people into famine-like conditions.

Last week, multiple recordings surfaced online of Achieng and another senior UN official granting a lengthy interview to Jeff Pearce, a writer who has published multiple articles defending the government’s conduct of the war against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

In the recordings, Achieng, the International Organization for Migration’s Chief of Mission to Ethiopia, tears into colleagues who “descended on” Addis Ababa after the war broke out last November and, in her telling, sidelined officials on the ground.

She also calls the TPLF “dirty” and “vicious”.

At one point she accuses the rebels of plotting to have Tigrayan migrant workers facing deportation from Saudi Arabia sent to Rwanda.

“And then you don’t know what guerrilla movement starts from Rwanda. I mean, it’s dirty,” she says.

She also vows never to return to Tigray.

In an internal note to colleagues last week, also seen by AFP, Achieng said she was “deeply disturbed and disappointed” by the audio, which she said had been “surreptitiously recorded and selectively edited.”

However at several points during the interview the participants openly discuss that it is being recorded.

On Monday Antonio Vitorino, director general of IOM, wrote a letter distancing the agency from Achieng’s comments.

“The opinions attributed in the audio recordings to the staff member do not correspond to IOM’s principles and values and should not in any way be considered as expressing IOM’s positions,” it said.

The letter, which does not refer to Achieng by name, says she was “immediately recalled” and “put on administrative leave” pending an investigation.

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It’s The Weeknd! Superstar Singer Becomes World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 8, 2021

💭 Record-breaking vocalist and songwriter inducted into ‘WFP family’ at special ceremony in Los Angeles

Award-winning Canadian singer The Weeknd, who holds the record for the longest-charting single in the US, has joined with World Food Programme (WFP) as a Goodwill Ambassador.

The UN World Food Programme is doing urgent and important work to change and save lives on a daily basis and I feel passionately about addressing world hunger and helping people in need,” he said, accepting the honour at a special ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday (7 October).

The Weeknd has been a passionate advocate and generous supporter of humanitarian causes throughout his career, donating more than US$3 million to various organizations in the past year alone. Most recently, he gifted US$1 million to WFP’s relief efforts in Ethiopia following months of deadly violence.

As the son of Ethiopian immigrants to Canada, the conflict deeply affected him, he has said, and ultimately this moved him to deepen his relationship with WFP.
“Our partnership is an authentic extension of all our efforts and intentions to help those in need and bring an end to so much suffering,” said The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye).

WFP Executive Director David Beasley said: “We are thrilled to welcome The Weeknd to the WFP family. His compassion and commitment to helping the world’s hungriest people is truly inspirational.”

Beasley added: “Every night, 811 million people go to bed hungry, and another 270 million are marching toward starvation. This is just not right and we have got to speak out and act today to save lives. We need everyone to come join our movement to end hunger – it is all-hands on deck to avoid a global catastrophe.”

The Weeknd, known for hits such as ‘Starboy’ and ‘Take My Breath’, joins an international roster of ambassadors including Kate Hudson and Michael Kors, who lend their voices to support WFP’s mission to end hunger. The organization provides lifesaving food assistance to more than 100 million people in 80 countries.

WFP USA chief Barron Segar said: “Whether he is performing or speaking out about global hunger, The Weeknd’s voice is powerful and inspiring, only matched by his dedication to helping people around the globe. We are honoured that he has joined our mission. He will undoubtedly inspire the next generation of humanitarians in the fight to ensure no man, woman or child goes to bed hungry.”

WFP said via a press release: “The continuous record-breaking of charts, sales and streams, headlining the biggest festivals and stadiums in the world including this year’s Super Bowl, and his ever-mysterious public persona, have combined to establish The Weeknd as one of the most compelling and significant artists of the 21st century.”

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ለበጎ ያድርገው፤ አቤል ጥሩ ሰው ይመስላል! ሰሞኑን ኢትዮጵያዊቷን ሳሃራን ከምታሳድጋት አሜሪካዊቷ ተዋናይ አንጀሊና ጆሊ ጋር በተያያዘ ከአቤል ተስፋዬ ጋር ወጥታለችስለዚህ፤ የፍቅር ግኑኝነትሳይኖራቸው አይቀርም ተብሎ እየተወራ ነው። ግን እኔ እንደሚመስለኝ ግን ምናልባት በኢትዮጵያ የሚደረገውን እርዳታ አመልክቶ በጋራ የሚሠሩት በጎ ነገር ስላለ ሊሆን ይችላል የሚገናኙት። እግዚአብሔር ያውቀዋል።

ሌላ የሚገርመው፤ በዛሬው ዕለት የኖቤል ሰላም ሽልማት ለአንድ ፀረፑቲን ሩሲያዊ ጋዜጠኛ እና የፊሊፒኖች ሴት ጋዜጠኛ መሰጠቱ ተገልጿል። አምና ልክ በዚህ ጊዜ የሚከተሉትን ጽሑፍ እና ቪዲዮ አቅርቤ ነበር። አጋጣሚየፈጠራቸውን ነጠብጣቦቹን እናገናኛቸው፤

💭 Nobel Laureate vs Nobel Laureate | Blocking of Food Distribution in Ethiopia

👉 Originally posted on December 10, 2020

👉 ከዓመት በፊት በቀድሞው ቻነል የተላከ

👉 Nobel Peace LAfrican Unionreate Abiy Ahmed

Using Hunger as a Weapon.

No Word about it from Oslo & Rome

👉 Noble Peace Prize = License for Genocide

👉 የኖቤል የሰላም ሽልማት = ለዘር ማጥፋት ወንጀል ፈቃድ

Last year’s Nobel Peace LAfrican Unionreate Abiy Ahmed Ali is blocking this year’s Nobel Peace LAfrican Unionreate’s The World Food Program’s (WFP) food relief in Ethiopia.

እንደው በአጋጣሚ? 2019 ኖቤል ሰላም ተሸላሚው አረመኔው ጂኒ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ረሃብን እንደ ጦር መሣሪያ በመጠቀም የትግራይን ሕዝብ በረሃብ ለመቅጣት ወስኗል፤ ለዚህም ተግባሩ ከሉሲፈራውያኑ ተቋማት የሚሰጠውን ትዕዛዝ በመቀበል የዘንድሮውን የሰላም ተሸላሚን እርዳታ በማገድና ምግብም እንዳያከፋፍል ለማድረግ በሰራተኞቹ ላይ ተኩስ መክፈት መርጧል። የ2020 የኖቤል ሰላም ሽልማት ዛሬ ይበረከታል።

የኖርዌይ የኖቤል ኮሚቴ የዓለም ምግብ ፕሮግራምን ለምን እንደሚያከብሩ ሦስት ምክንያቶችን ሰጠ ፤ ረሃብን መዋጋት ፣ ግጭት በተከሰተባቸው አካባቢዎች ሰላም እንዲሰፍን ሁኔታዎችን ማሻሻል እና “ረሃብን እንደ ጦር መሣሪያ እና የግጭት መሣሪያ ላለመጠቀም በሚደረገው ጥረት እንደ አንቀሳቃሽ ኃይል እርምጃ መውሰድ። ”

በጣም ወሳኙ እና አወዛጋቢ የሆነው ያ ሦስተኛው ምክንያት ነው። በአሁን ሰዓት በትግራይ የረሃብ እና ጦር ወንጀል እየተፈጸመ ነው።

👉 ☆ዘገባው በትክክል እንዳስቀመጠው በረሃብ እና ጦር ወንጀል ተጠያቂ የሚሆኑት አካላት፦

ፋሺስት አህዛብ የአብዮት አህመድ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ

ፋሺስት አህዛብ የአማራ ፋኖ ሚሊሺያ

ፋሺስት አህዛብ የህወሃት ፓርቲ

ፋሺስት አህዛብ የኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ አገዛዝ

የሕዝብ ቁጥር ቀናሹና ሉሲፈራዊው የተባበሩት መንግሥታት ተቋም

ናቸው።

👉 ይህን እናክልበት፤

በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ ትኩሱ የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት ከመጀመሩ ከዓመት በፊት የሚከተለውን መል ዕክት አስተላልፌ ነበር፦

አቡነ ማትያስ + /ር ቴዎድሮስ + /ር ሊያ ታደሰ + አቶ ተወልደ ገ/ማርያም ካልዘገየ የስልጣን ወንበራቸውን ባፋጣኝ እንዲያስረክቡ ትግራዋያን ወገኖቼ መጠየቅ አለባችሁ! የትግራይን ሕዝብ ለሚመጣው ጥፋት ተጠያቂ ለማድረግ ነው ያስቀመጧቸውና!”

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Ethiopia Committing Possible Genocide in Tigray | Rep Michael McCaul to CNN

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 8, 2021

No Favours For Nobel Peace Laureate Mass Murderer

Rep. Michael McCaul is the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs committee. He calls for a bipartisan response to possible war crimes in Ethiopia.

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The Economist | A. Ahmed Against The World | Ethiopia Is Losing Friends & Influence

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 7, 2021

From The Economist

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