“We have no proof of the presence of Eritrean troops inside Ethiopia” – UN Chief
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said there is no proof of Eritrean troops involvement in the Tigray conflict where government forces are fighting the TPLF rebels.
Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that there is no proof of Eritrean troops inside Ethiopia, where government forces are fighting rebels in the northern most region of Tigray. Continue reading No Proof of Eritrean Troops in Tigray: UN Chief
The diplomatic sources and the U.S. government source, however, did not have information on the numbers Washington believes have crossed, nor their weapons or role in the war.
As we all recall, Article Two of the 2018 Peace Agreement signed between Eritrea and Ethiopia stipulates that the two countries will promote comprehensive cooperation in the political, security, defense, economic, trade, investment, cultural and social fields on the basis of complementarity and synergy.
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The United States believes Eritrean soldiers have crossed into Ethiopia to help Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government battle a rebellious northern force, despite denials from both nations, a U.S. government source and five regional diplomats said. Continue reading U.S. ‘Thinks’ Eritrea Joined Ethiopian War
While the rest of the country has embraced a new horizon, the TPLF continues to hold on to its old divisive ideology.
“The ideology of the TPLF clique has long spread divisiveness and hostility to the detriment of the Tigrayan people and the people of Ethiopia at large,” says Somali Region President, Mustafa Omer. (Photo:Eduardo Soteras/AFP)
MUSTAFA OMER | AL JAZEERA
The Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) is at the heart of an ongoing bloody conflict with the federal government of Ethiopia.
The TPLF was established in the Tigray-majority region of Ethiopia in the 1970s as one of the many rebel groups fighting for freedom from Ethiopian imperial rule. The Tigray community, at that time, was marginalised by the feudal system. After the military overthrow of the imperial government, the front, like others, fought the newly established communist military government.
Continue reading TPLF’s Ultra-Nationalist Ideology and the Conflict in Ethiopia
The UN says fighting has continued in many parts of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, complicating efforts to deliver humanitarian aid despite an agreement granting the UN access to territory under federal control. @AFP
Ethiopia said it had captured or killed most commanders of a rebellious northern force, while Tigray’s fugitive local leader countered on Friday that civilians were protesting against looting by occupying soldiers.
Neither side gave proof for their assertions about the month-long war in the mountainous region bordering Eritrea where phone communications have been down and access severely restricted.
Continue reading Ethiopia says War Ending, With Most Tigray Leaders Dead or Caught
Prime Minister says military operations in Tigray is over after army seizes Mekelle.
Ethiopia’s military has gained full control of the the defiant Tigray regional capital of Mekelle. Not yet known if any of the TPLF fugitives are arrested.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says government forces are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region. The army earlier entered Mekelle as it stepped up its offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. Continue reading Army Takes Tigray Regional Capital of Mekelle
“Calling for dialogue between the federal government and TPLF creates a precedent for other groupings within the Ethiopian federation to learn the wrong lesson: that violence pays off.”
The leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front are seeking to manipulate the international community into backing a power-sharing deal that grants it impunity for past crimes and gives it far more future influence over the country than it deserves.
HAILEMARIAM DESALEGN | FOREIGN POLICY
Most Ethiopia analysts or so-called experts on the Horn of Africa are busy these days preaching the need for an all-inclusive national dialogue. They’re also calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Continue reading Ethiopia’s Government and the TPLF Leadership Are Not Morally Equivalent
“News circulating that the envoys will be traveling to Ethiopia to mediate between the Federal Government and TPLF’s criminal element is FAKE.”- Government
Ethiopia’s federal forces are moving forward and closing in on Mekelle, Tigray’s capital, which is expected to end the two weeks conflict with the rebel TPLF groups.
The Ethiopian government rebuffed an African effort to mediate on Saturday, saying its troops had seized another town in their march towards the rebel-held capital of the northern Tigray region.
More than two weeks into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s offensive, the government says Tigrayan forces are bulldozing roads and destroyed bridges to hold up the advance on regional capital Mekelle, home to about half a million people.
Continue reading Ethiopia Rejects African Mediation, Pushes Toward Rebel-held Tigray Capital
After using the people of Tigray as a political shield to pose an existential threat to the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia for nearly 30 years, the TPLF will soon be served a final notice: surrender or go six feet under!
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Previously in power for almost three decades, the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) of Ethiopia finally is approaching their end days and as we say here in the Horn of Africa, “ they are digging their own grave”. Continue reading Digging Own Grave: The End Days of Ethiopia’s TPLF