Ethiopia: The Global Society of Tigray Scholars (GSTS) – Open Letter – A Call for Immediate Intervention to Stop further use of cluster Bombs and Incendiary Weapons on Civilians in Tigray (22.06.2021)

Opinion: Abiy is willing to lie about everything…

BBC Transcript from interview of 21.06.2021

The civil war and the conflict in Tigray region have proven that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is willing to lie about everything. A war reveals everything eventually. You cannot hide the victims, the deceased and the burned villages forever. The destroyed factories needs to be rebuilt. Airports destroyed and whatnot of infrastructure needs funds to be rebuilt.

You can blow up a home, kill a person, but someone has to build a new home and another have to bury the deceased. This is why the tragedies will be revealed and the horrific actions will be told. It will not be in the manner or which the state can control the narratives or the evidence itself. Since, then its the people, the victims or the refugees telling their eye-witness stories. They are happening on a later date, but they still know what they saw and who was the culprit of the action.

Therefore, Prime Minister Abiy cannot lie about it then. He can lie about it now and act like things are not happening. Still, that doesn’t make it true.

Just like he has in the past lied about the demographics about the refugees who fled to Sudan. He also lied about the presence and the allied forces from Eritrea in the conflict. The Prime Minister also lied about the preparation for the conflict and the troops movement ahead of November 2020. Therefore, there hasn’t been any story he has been trustworthy with.

The Prime Minister have even told two different stories on his own origins. That shouldn’t be possible, but still an action he has done. The Prime Minister has lied about other things and I’m still wondering when his government going to have the ability to control rain.

The Prime Minister will call this a free and fair election. While most of his real opposition is behind bars or already killed. The authorities has blocked the opposition and stopped them from challenging him. That’s why we know this isn’t an honest poll. If it was… he wouldn’t have so many political prisoners and stopped their parties from running campaigns. Therefore, that is another lie.

This PM will lie. He is willingly lying about everything. The PM will say the economy is steaming to greatness. While he couldn’t balance the budget without borrowing funds from the International Monetary Funds or World Bank. The PM cannot be running a well government in wartime. He is spending funds on warfare and assaulting his own citizens. Just to prove a point. The PM is possibly paying the Eritrean forces to fight his own wars. Therefore, the government have huge bills to pay without the additional growth to cover the expenses.

The Prime Minister is now saying there is no hunger in Tigray region. While there been clear covering of that. Where there was 33,000 children neglected and possibly dying of hunger there. Over 300,000 facing dire hunger and distress in the region. You know the PM is lying. As his troops and tripartite alliance is stopping aid convoys and blocking NGOs from helping there. Therefore, the PM knows perfectly well, but to save his own face he prefers to lie.

This PM will lie about anything. His party and allies will do whatever and say whatever to look good. The house is maybe burning, but they are saying it has a strong foundation. Still, the fire is burning and destroying it. They will say the paint isn’t toxic or it’s somebody else fault that the alarm didn’t go-off. The PM will say that people shouldn’t report on the fire or talk about the consequences of it. They should focus on the garden and the neighbourhood itself. That’s how they are playing with things.

Prime Minister Abiy will lie and continue to lie. It doesn’t matter as long as it benefits him and his agenda. This is their game and the citizens are the props. That is tragic, but the reality of it all. Peace.

Ethiopia: OLF and OFC denounces the Unlawful Mistreatment of Oromia Refugees by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its Detention Centers (21.06.2021)

Ethiopia: Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) – Election Update 1300HRS (21.06.2021)

A memo on the Ethiopia 2021 Elections

The ones that believes in this is really delusional and naive. There is no reason to believe the polls tomorrow will be representative of the will of the people. Neither in all the other zones and woredas, which has been postponed. The postponed ones are just getting prepared for another round of prefixed results and secure the leadership are in favour of the current Prime Minister.

There is noting that has been initiated towards the polls that has made it believable. The Prosperity Party and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali have prepared everything and we know the gist of it. This isn’t a free and fair election. The state will say so and so will the appointed authorities do as well. The Election Observations Missions (EOMs) will be positive and give good feedback too. Only recommend some changing of legislation, but call it mostly a success.

Therefore, this election is prepared and a end-game everyone knows. It is not like the Prosperity Party or the ones ruling in Addis Ababa will not loose any sleep. They have been preparing for this for months and this is just the victory lap.

The results will be clear and the Prosperity Party will have the majority. The Prime Minister will get his first elected term. The House of Federation will have a majority of PP members. The others will be associated who are friendly and directly aligned with the PP. That is just the initial thing here. The PP and the ones in-charge has gotten rid of the real enemies, the real opponents and the ones who really challenge it. They are either illegal, behind bars or totally destroyed. Some have boycotted the elections, but the results are all the same. Just a final stretch for his majesty and his court. They are ready for the coronation and to be sworn-in.

This election is just for show. The drones, the ballots and the stadiums with people. Which is ironic, as the election was postponed for the fear of COVID-19 last year. However, they still had large gatherings ahead of the polls. That just shows how insincere this government is and what they had planned along in this sixth unconstitutional year of their regime.

The political prisoners, the silencing of the opposition and the destruction of the dissidents. Should be the worry. However, people who are asking for dialogue. Should first look into all the parties, all the people and the families who has been touched by this government. This current regime and administration has done nobody any favours. They have only gone after people to consolidate all power. This elections are to legitimize that and grab the power finally. Where they can look at the polls and say. I am righteously elected and it’s official. I’m not just selected by the previous political coalition, but by law elected as the Prime Minister. My cabinet and all the representatives, which is my allies is the same.

That is the reason for the election tomorrow. This election isn’t to get the proper representation or the leaders the citizens deserves. The polls is to get the hand-picked and anointed people of the current leadership. They are just ensuring their mandate and making sure they can rule without question.

Prime Minister Abiy rather silence his critics, arrest, torture and kill if he has too. Just to ensure everyone bows their knees, kiss the ring and sings the praises of his grace. The duty of the public is to serenade him. They are supposed to entertain him and bash in his glory. His their king and majesty. The people just don’t know it yet.

He will be the Prime Minster. His associates and handlers will be elected. There is no doubt about that. It is all prepared and the results could have been dropped already. Abiy isn’t going anywhere. If he was? He wouldn’t have issued war, caused so much harm and ordered these sorts of atrocities, if he knew he was loosing or wouldn’t be the Head of the State after the polls. He wouldn’t have dared to challenge the opposition like he does or been so confident. That’s because he knows and everyone should know.

It was already made, in the air and tomorrow the final nail is in the coffin. He will let people starve, be raped and killed on the daily. Just to prove that he shouldn’t be humiliated or lose face. If he does, that is reason enough to silence you. That is what the Prime Minister does and a character like that. Will not risk loosing an election. That’s why tomorrow isn’t an election, but an selection.

The man, the myth and the legend, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, the seventh king, the ring-leader of the Medemer Terror and this era’s proud tyrant of Ethiopia. Is finally legitimized and has been “elected”. Peace.

Ethiopia: Oromo Liberation Front (OLF-OLA) – Press Release (19.06.2021)

According to the information we received from local residents, Today (June 19, 2021) morning, the Eritrean Soldiers ( Shabiya Armies) in collaboration with Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) was fighting against the Liberation fighters in the Metekel Zone of Ethiopia. It is with sadness to inform you that the Eritrea armies who have been on a run off from the war front have killed three women and one baby in Debate District specific location called ‘Chancho Bultuma Assaggee’ of Dibate District in Metekel Zone.
The names of the civilian women killed are:
Mrs. Burtukaan Olaanaa and her baby
Mrs. Daraartuu Roobaa
Mrs. Addisee Haayiluu.
The local residents in the locality confirmed to us that the three women who had been killed were Civilians residents in the area and the incident happened to them while they were going to the market to buy items for their daily consumption.
It is very alarming that the Eritrean soldiers who escape from the fighting zone are repeatedly killing civilians, looting properties and brutality persecuting local residents in different parts of Oromia and Benishangul- Gumuz regions.
We would like to ask Oromos in diaspora to be voice for your people who have been persecuted in silence by the foreign invading forces and the ruling groups killing squads.

Ethiopia: Oromo Liberation Front (OLF-OLA High Command) – Participating in an ‘election’ that crowns a dictatorship is a crime against the peoples of the country (18.06.2021)

Ethiopia: Abiy’s point of no return

There is an upcoming election and its just a scheduled affair, where everything is prepared for the already cooked result. The Prosperity Party and their allies will have the majority. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali will be crowned king and be the ring leader of the ‘Medemer Terror’. While he will be guided and follow-up with his “master” in Asmara.

Addis Ababa and Asmara are now close allies. The are brothers of war. Asmara and President Isaias Afewerki have gotten a bargain and become a bigger man in the Horn of Africa. The peace agreement have turned in to mutual agreement of war.

Both of them have the same enemies. That’s why it’s fitting to burn the Tigray Region and go after the Oromo Opposition. These are both groups and members of a government, which Afewerki have despised for years. This is why both states are happy to send soldiers, para-military groups and the authorities to cause havoc. To generate a major war and profiting of the merciless destruction of these regions.

That’s why the leaders of Addis and Asmara is happy about this. They are smearing anyone who oppose them or speaks ill of their campaigns. They are accepting that Djibouti is interfering in Afar region. The governments are accepting the interference of armies involved in civilian spats. This is all a measure to secure power and consolidate it. That is all it is and they don’t care about the consequences for the civilians.

The PP and Abiy will win this election. We know its not a real one. The ones who can challenge or run a real threat are either behind bars or not able to run a campaign. Abiy won’t have dialogue with anyone. He will just assault, get rid off and silence the ones in his path. The Prime Minister only made friends and allies with Afewerki and Farmaajo to boost his military might. That wasn’t done to cause peace or make a better future for the Horn of Africa. How can you believe that now? 

With the forced starvation, the horrific warfare in Tigray and the other conflicts in the Republic. Where the state has no issues to silence, kill and detain the ones who are in their way. Where everyone are either branded as terrorists or a danger too society. The Republic and the state does that with the help of Eritrean soldiers and Amhara para-military militia members. The state has no issues to use violence and destroy their own citizens lives. That’s what’s happening… while the same state calls others for terrorists and criminals.

Prime Minister Abiy will the election this year. The PP will have their field-day and the ones who are cooperating with them will have their representation too. Though the opposition and the “enemies” of the state will never get a ability to even say a word.

The ones who the Prime Minister fears and the ones challenge him will be gone. One way or the other. The state doesn’t value you or your existence. You are not supposed to be there, unless you praise and loves the Prime Minister and all of his works. That’s how things are these days and how tragic everything has turned.

The world needs to shed light on the darkness happening not only in Tigray. Which has become genocidal and know that the state have promised similar things in Oromia. Therefore, don’t be shocked, if the state takes things further.

Ethiopia will not prevail under his reign, but the Republic will burn and his blind supporters will sing his praises until the demise is happening to them. Peace.

Ethiopia: A Joint Statement by concerned Tigrayans and Eritreans on the current genocidal war in Tigray and on building bridges for the future (18.06.2021)

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