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President Isaias Afwerki’s 2021 Interview (Video)

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In an exclusive, two-hour, interview that was broadcast live on Eri-TV and Radio Dimtis Hafash at 8;00 pm this evening, President Isaias Afwerki elaborated at length the genesis and current situation of the conflict in Tigray Region in Ethiopia; the simmering border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia, the controversy between key riparian States on the use of the waters of Nile River; and, Eritrea’s ties with its partners in the Gulf and the Red Sea Region. Continue reading President Isaias Afwerki’s 2021 Interview (Video)

TPLF: A Prisoner of its Own Device

“There is no such thing as a cakewalk in war, but if there ever was one, the capture of Mekelle would be it.” – Prof. Al Mariam

After a 27-year rule of oppression, corruption, invasion, and human rights violations, the time has come for the TPLF old guards to bite the bullet and face justice.

BY SENNAY ZEMEN

When the reformist forces led by Dr. Abiy Ahmed took the helm of political power after chucking the TPLF out of its high handed rule and trampling their feet on the heads of their enemy, they set to introduce a number of political, economic and social reforms, which the country had been devoid of for decades. Continue reading TPLF: A Prisoner of its Own Device

Tigray: Story of a Fall Between Tragedy and Falsehood

The truth must be respected.

BY ROBERT CROWE | ASSOCIATED MEDIAS *

Disinformation is the latest dangerous weapon left in the hands of the Tigray elites and their allies who have not accepted the change of government in Ethiopia led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed. The U.S. magazine “The Week” is the latest victim of this barrage of fake news subtly branched out by what remains of the TPLF, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the party of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, and of current WHO Director-General Tedros Adhamon. Continue reading Tigray: Story of a Fall Between Tragedy and Falsehood

Ethiopia to Close Two Refugee Camps in Tigray

One is due to its proximity to the Eritrean border and the other for its inhospitable geographical condition.

Ethiopia plans to close Shimbela and Hitsats refugee camps in the northern state of Tigray, according to the country’s refugee agency.

BY KALKIDAN YIBELTAL | BBC NEWS

Ethiopia plans to close two camps in the northern state of Tigray that have been caught in the fighting between the state’s formers ruling party and the federal government, according to the country’s refugee agency. Continue reading Ethiopia to Close Two Refugee Camps in Tigray

Biased Media Attacks on Ethiopia Endangered Horn of Africa Region

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