'Practically this has been a genocide'

Published: Monday, 22 March 2021
Written by cnn.com

Doctors say rape is being used as a weapon of war in Ethiopia's conflict

Updated 1100 GMT (1900 HKT) March 20, 2021

 Hamdayet, Sudan -- More evidence of sexual violence being used as a deliberate weapon of war is emerging from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, where an armed conflict has been raging for months.
Women are being gang-raped, drugged and held hostage, according to medical records and testimonies from survivors shared with CNN. In one case a woman's vagina was stuffed with stones, nails and plastic, according to a video seen by CNN and testimony from one of the doctors who treated her.
CNN has spoken with nine doctors in Ethiopia and one in a Sudanese refugee camp who say they've seen an alarming increase in sexual assault and rape cases since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against leaders in Tigray, sending in national troops and fighters from the country's Amhara region. Forces from neighboring Eritrea are participating in the military campaign on the side of Ethiopia's government, as CNN has previously reported.

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The Eritrean Political Forces Towards Crafting Grand Strategy

Published: Sunday, 07 March 2021
Written by Fesseha Nair

What is Grand Strategy? Why do we need it?

Any organization needs a sound strategy to compete successfully, manage the performance of its activities and strengthen its prospects for long term success. The Eritrean political forces realized the importance of crafting a grand strategy and assessed their present situation, where to go from here of mismanagement and how to move towards a competitive advantage outcompeting the one-man rule system in Eritrea.

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Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

Published: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Written by www.nytimes.com

Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

Ethiopian refugees who fled the Tigray region at a United Nations compound in Sudan in December.An internal U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa.

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Urgent call to protect and save Eritrean refugees in the Tigray Region and other Parts of Ethiopia from abduction, killing, and forced repatriation to the war zone

Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Written by Eritrean National Forces

 

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December 16, 2020

Mr. Filippo Grandi
High Commissioner
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,

Geneva, Switzerland


Subject: Urgent call to protect and save Eritrean refugees in the Tigray Region and other Parts of Ethiopia from abduction, killing, and forced repatriation to the war zone

On behalf of the undersigned Eritrean Political Forces (EPF), we are writing this open letter to you to express our grave concerns about the physical security, dignity and the wellbeing of Eritrean refugees and asylum-seekers in the Tigray region and other parts of Ethiopia.

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Ethiopian Forces Battle Tigrayans as Refugees Head to Sudan

Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Written by https://learningenglish.voanews.com

Ethiopian government troops were reported to have captured an airport in northern Ethiopia from Tigrayan forces on Tuesday.

State media said federal forces had captured the airport, near the border with Sudan and Eritrea, as well as a road leading from the town of Humera. Reuters news agency says information from the area was difficult to confirm because all communications are cut.

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) governs Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, which is home to 5 million people. The TPLF did not comment on the reports.

Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered airstrikes and sent troops into Tigray. He had earlier accused the TPLF of attacking a federal military base.

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Why federalism or democratic decentralization in Eritrea?

Published: Sunday, 25 October 2020
Written by Fesseha Nair

A paper presented at a zoom conference among scholars and researchers on federal state structure and unitary state structure

Introduction

The aim of this paper is to clarify the essence of federalism to resolve conflicts of power- sharing in political, economic, social and cultural livelihood of the Eritrean diversity. The Eritrean National Alliance has put two on its charter, “ the principles of federalism or democratic decentralization and the fundamental rights “ of the various communities of Eritrea. But, how are these principles be put in practice are still to be studied. The Eritrean scholars and intellectuals should focus their studies on the realities of Eritrea. In Eritrea, there is an oppressed and oppressor- this has evidenced after Eritrea’s independence.

Who is the oppressor, its structure and its functions, and its supporters will be exposed to the Eritrean people.

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News: Amidst heightened tension between Federal, Tigray region governments Eritrea blames TPLF for impeding regional peace, stability

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Written by addisstandard.com/
From Left: Pres. Isaias Afworki, Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew, PM Abiy Ahmed, Tigray region Pres. Debretsion G/Michael. Picture: PM Office.
There was a breif moment when peace seemed to be within reach.

By Medihane Ekubamichael @Medihane 

Addis Abeba, November 01/2020 – Amidst heightened tensions between the federal and Tigray regional state governments, Eritrea released an official statement yesterday accusing TPLF of obstructing regional peace and stability.

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Crafting Grand Strategy in the Eritrean Forces for democratic change

Published: Saturday, 10 October 2020
Written by Fesseha Nair

What do we mean by grand Strategy?

In moving the Eritrean Forces for democratic change forward, the leadership requires to face three central questions:

  1. What is their present situation?
  2. Where do they want to go from here?
  3. How are they going to get there?

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