Category Archives: Video

President Isaias Afwerki’s 2021 Interview (Video)

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)

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

Ethiopia Detains Fugitive Sebahat Nega

The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) finally detained the mastermind and founding members of the outlawed Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

BY TESFANEWS

Weeks after ending law enforcement operations in the Tigray region, the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) continued to arrest members of the outlawed Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

Yesterday, the ENDF detained the founding member and most senior living member of the TPLF, Sebahat Nega, along with seven other individuals, including two colonels, who had defected from the national army. Continue reading Ethiopia Detains Fugitive Sebahat Nega

Ethiopian General Says Eritrean Troops Entered ‘Tigray’ Uninvited

Yes, Eritrean troops have entered and reoccupied Badme. Is Badme in Tigray?

The UN Secretary-General said he already got a guarantee from the Ethiopian Prime Minister that “the Eritrean army have not entered the Tigrayan territory, that the only area where they are is the area that corresponded to the disputed territory between the two countries that in the peace agreement was decided to give back to Eritrea.”

BY REUTERS

A senior Ethiopian general said in a video clip [see below] posted on social media this week that Eritrean troops had entered the country uninvited while his soldiers were battling a rebellious force in the northern region of Tigray.

The video, whose authenticity Reuters could not independently verify, shows Major General Belay Seyoum addressing a meeting in the Tigrayan capital Mekelle in late December. Continue reading Ethiopian General Says Eritrean Troops Entered ‘Tigray’ Uninvited

Saudi Arabia, Allies Restore Full Ties with Qatar

Qatar’s only land border has been mostly closed since mid-2017

Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years, the Saudi foreign minister says. (AFP/File photos)

BY RT

Full ties have been restored between Saudi Arabia and Qatar after hugs were exchanged between leaders of the two nations at the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit on Tuesday, ending their three-year-diplomatic dispute. Continue reading Saudi Arabia, Allies Restore Full Ties with Qatar

Why Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Won’t Turn into a Protracted Insurgency

If the TPLF was anticipating to get significant (public) support, it didn’t happen.

BY MOHAMMED IBRAHIM SHIRE | TRT WORLD

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front has executed a series of coercive steps to provoke a conflict at the local, national and regional level to force international powers to intervene.

On November 4, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) launched coordinated attacks on the federal military’s powerful Northern Command headquarters in Mekelle, prompting the Ethiopian government to launch a counter-offensive in TPLF-led Tigray. Continue reading Why Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Won’t Turn into a Protracted Insurgency

TPLF Admits Sparking Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia

TPLF admits on television that it preemptively attacked Ethiopia federal troops and deliberately plunged Tigray into the ongoing awful war.

BY TEODROSE FIKREMARIAM | THE GHION JOURNAL

Earlier this week, I noted that we should all be very careful about assigning guilt given the fog of war and disinformation that abounds in Ethiopia. However, in a shocking development, Sekuture Getachew, a high-level TPLF official, admitted on Dimsti Weyane TV show that the TPLF conducted a “preemptive strike” against the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, Northern Command. Continue reading TPLF Admits Sparking Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia

Arrest Warrant Issued for TPLF Members

The Federal Police Commission has issued an arrest warrant for 64 TPLF members for committing treason, attempting to dismantle the constitution and constitutional order.

BY FBC

An arrest warrant has been issued for members of the TPLF Junta for committing treason, according to the Federal Police Commission.  In a statement issued yesterday, the Commission said TPLF Junta has committed treason by attacking the North Command of the National Defence Forces located in Tigray regional state. Continue reading Arrest Warrant Issued for TPLF Members