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Biased Media Attacks on Ethiopia Endangered Horn of Africa Region

a baradge of biased media attacks on Ethiopia recently aimed at undermining the PM effort to preserve Ethiopia's sovereignty
The exaggerated hysterical claims are designed to inflame public opinion against the government of Ethiopia. (Map: Al-Jazeera)

BY LAWRENCE FREEMAN

In January 2021, the world witnessed a barrage of attacks on Ethiopia aimed at undermining the efforts of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed to preserve the sovereignty of the Ethiopian nation. This is a dangerous gambit not only for the potential harm it can trigger for the people of Ethiopia, but also for the security of the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Biased Media Attacks on Ethiopia Endangered Horn of Africa Region

Tigray Opposition Parties Claim TPLF Lost 52,000 Fighters

No official death toll has emerged since the fighting began in early November between the Ethiopian federal forces and the toppled Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

Without revealing where the estimate comes from, a trio of pro-TPLF Tigray opposition parties, namely the Tigray Independence Party, the National Congress of Great Tigray and Salsay Weyane Tigray, claims that more than 50,000 killed in the three-month Tigray conflict. (Photo: @Ethiopia24News)

BY AWASA GUARDIAN

According to affiliates of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), at least 52,000 Tigrayan fighters have reportedly died since war broke out in the northern Tigray state of Ethiopia. The breaking news was announced online by members of the fringe Natsnet group made up of former TPLF members, and gained popularity after the TPLF lost power in Addis Ababa in 2018. Continue reading Tigray Opposition Parties Claim TPLF Lost 52,000 Fighters

UNHCR Refutes Allegation of Refugees Being ‘Forcefully Returned’ to Eritrea

Spokesperson for UNHCR Ethiopia said media allegations about the abduction and forced return of Eritrean refugees to Eritrea is “not confirmed” by the testimonies of refugee representatives.

BY FBC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has refuted media’s allegations about the abduction and forced return of Eritrean refugees sheltered in refugee camps in Tigray regional state of Ethiopia. Continue reading UNHCR Refutes Allegation of Refugees Being ‘Forcefully Returned’ to Eritrea

Former US Ambassadors to Ethiopia: Fanning the Flames of Conflict

“The Eritrean army have not entered the Tigrayan territory, that the only area where they are in the area that corresponded to the disputed territory between the two countries that in the peace agreement was decided to give back to Eritrea.” – UN Secretary-General

In a letter they sent to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, four former US Ambassadors claims that the “alleged” presence of Eritrean troops in the Tigray region, despite denied repeatedly by the gov’t, could be a threat to the “territorial integrity of Ethiopia”.

BY EMBASSY OF ERITREA | PRESS RELEASE

Four former US Ambassadors to Ethiopia wrote an open letter to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister last week expressing their “concern on the recent political developments in the country’’. The open letter was published in the [Ethiopian] Reporter on January 26 this week upon their express request. Continue reading Former US Ambassadors to Ethiopia: Fanning the Flames of Conflict

Sudan Holds Meetings with Ambassadors of UNSC Countries Over GERD

Sudan wants to place responsibility on the international community to convince Ethiopia to retreat on its intention to embark on the second filling of the GERD in July without reaching an agreement with Khartoum. (Photo: Twitter/@PositivelyEthio)

BY AHRAM ONLINE

Sudan has recently held a series of meetings with foreign ambassadors in Khartoum, including those of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) countries, to discuss the standoff caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which has been of concern for Sudan since 2011. Continue reading Sudan Holds Meetings with Ambassadors of UNSC Countries Over GERD

Martin Plaut: A Contemptuous ‘Fellow’ Rivalling Comical Ali

A liar par excellence. Martin Plaut, a former BBC Africa correspondent, has become the mouth piece of the TPLF cabal, effectively replacing its nut-case propagandist, and now fugitive, Getachew Reda.

BY BORKENA

The notorious Iraqi Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, better known as Comical Ali, and Nazi Germany’s Joseph Goebbels are distinctly remembered as two of history’s wickedest liars—par excellence.

It is fresh in our memory that Muhammad, a former Iraqi diplomat and politician, shot to global fame for his theatrical daily briefings fraught with lies and fabrications during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In one occasion as Baghdad was falling and artillery fire could be heard from a near distance, he famously told the media that Iraq is beating the US-led coalition. Continue reading Martin Plaut: A Contemptuous ‘Fellow’ Rivalling Comical Ali