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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

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

Ethiopia’s Government and the TPLF Leadership Are Not Morally Equivalent

“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.

BY 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

Amnesty Investigation Reveals Evidence of Massacre in Mai-Kadra

According to the Amhara regional media agency, the number of victims is close to 500.

Amnesty International has spoken to witnesses who said forces loyal to the TPLF were responsible for the very large number of civilians killings in Mai-Kadra, apparently after they suffered defeat from the federal forces. (Photo: EthiopiaObserver.com)

BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International can today confirm that scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra (May Cadera) town in the South West Zone of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the night of 9 November. Continue reading Amnesty Investigation Reveals Evidence of Massacre in Mai-Kadra