Ethiopia: Sidama National Liberation Front – PP’s Sidama Agents and Federal Forces Imprison The Sidama’s Intellectual – Human Rights Defender (03.12.2021)

The Sidama’s formidable Human Rights Defender assistant Professor, ‘Tesema Elias Shole’ has been abruptly taken out of his house in the evening of 02 December 2021 around 09:30 pm local time by the federal and regional security forces. His kids who were on his arm during security’s storming of their house, left extremely distressed and traumatised as they do not know what was happening to their beloved father. His whereabouts is so far unknown. It is believed his accusers are Abiy’s and Amhara elites’ Sidama messengers who are trading by the blood and bones of the Sidama nation.
Assistant professor Tesema Elias Shole is one of the Sidama’s remaining True Ejjeettos from among the previous Sidama Ejjeetto leadership. The rest of the previous Ejjeetto become the subjects of bribe as they reverted to supporting the Sidama’s historic enemies- currently fighting for territorial expansion in Tigray, Oromia and in various parts of the empire- under the pretext of keeping Ethiopia united – whilst playing to the contrary as they shake the foundation of the empire that is begging to be remoulded in the manner it addresses the interests of its entire stakeholders.
The Sidama Ejjeetto and the nation’s five decades old liberation organisation were systematically disabled by bribing its leaders. The SLM chair and the other executives were handpicked and ordered to disband the SLM instead joining the PP. The Sidama’s an historic and worst quislings joined nation’s historic enemies to comply with the expansionists’ agenda in an occupied Sidama land. The Sidama Ejjeetto also become the subject of such bribes by leaving their principle behind to join the Sidama’s state president who has been appointed by Amhara elites to do their dirty job in Sidama land. By doing so the regime has ensured the silencing of the opposing voices in Sidama. Apparently, the Sidama land and its capital city became Amhara elites’ second capital after Bahirdar.
The remaining voices for the Sidama nation in Sidama land are now a few intellectuals who are openly voicing their concern on behalf of their nation by rejecting the imposed rule on Sidama’s hardly earned state. One of those true sons and daughters of the nation is assistant professor Tesema Elias Shole. He has been arrested and released several times and repeatedly threatened and intimidated by the Sidama state’s and federal security apparatuses simply because he has rejected their offer to be the slave of the criminal regime committing genocide on its own citizens by inviting foreign fighters. Tesema currently teaches in Hawassa university, School of Law, where he is an assistant professor.
We never forget for a second that the sons and daughters of the Sidama nation have shed their precious blood to unwillingly snatch their rights to self-rule from the hands of unionist dictator and his advisers who are all Amhara elites. The Sidama state that is taken away from the hands of the nation by the unionist gangs is the preciously earned state. Those who have sacrificed their precious lives is not for our enemies to reclaim it from our hands.
Over 247 lives were sacrificed between June 2018 and July 18, 2019, alone (more than those who were killed during EPRDF’s 27 years rule); and over 5000 Sidama were imprisoned during the harrowing struggle of the nation for a statehood. Tesema’s and other Sidama Ejjeetto’s roles were enormous.
Therefore, the Sidama nation of all walks of life must demand Tesema’s unconditional and urgent release. Finally, we urge the Sidama’s Amahra messengers who are trading by the nation’s name to unconditionally release Tesema Elias Shole and all prisoners unlawfully incarcerated in Sidama land. The ongoing imprisonments of the Tigray civilians all over the empire must be stopped; and all nations and nationalities must unite in rejecting the resurrection of fascist king Menelik II’s ideology and politics of slavery. The Sidama nation must rise against the brutal and fascist regime dehumanising the subjects to remain in power.
Unconditionally Release Professor Tesema and The Rest Of Prisoners Incarcerated In Sidama Land!!
December 03, 2021

Ethiopia: Oromo Legacy Leadership and Advocacy Association (OLLAA) – OLLAA Condems the Killing of Karayu Religious Leaders and Civilians, and the continued bombings in Oromia (03.12.2021)

Ethiopia: Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) – Continous massacres of Civilians vivid sign of breakdown of law and order in Ethiopia (03.12.2021)

Ethiopia: Agew Liberation Front – Press Release (03.12.2021)

Agew Liberation Front (ALF) has put a press release in detail regarding the current situation. In this regard, it calls for Ethiopian nationalities to play their role. Fascist Abiy Ahmed and his delegates to take full responsibility of the war that lasted for 1 year.

If the war is under their responsibility for the whole war so far, the aim of this war is respected by the ethnicity. It is to establish a country that is seen as a result of destroying nationalities and planting a traitor Shewa government. The respected Ethiopian nationalities and nationalities, our aim is to carry the people on their own rights and responsibility of self-administration. Abiy’s fascist group is not knowing the inner secret of the country and is going to shed the blood of the people of the country to end the eternal enmity. We remind you that we have been passing this call to think of each other’s friendship for the sake of one individual group, your precious souls will not be in danger.

Fascist is taking our people to the massacres of military defeat to the massacred and is going to an unwanted situation.

Respected Ethiopian nations and nationalities, we want to share this to let you know if you don’t see the genocide happening in Agaw and other areas.

We shall conquer with our hands of judgement.

Agew Liberation Front (ALF)

Eritrea: Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the United States of America – A Response to Congressman Brad Sherman’s Offensive statements against Eritrea (03.12.2021)

Ethiopia: A Fresh OCHA Report states that 9.4 million is in dire need of humanitarian assistance

On the 2nd December 2021 UN OCHA Situation Report on Ethiopia was released and the numbers are staggering. The needs are vast and the hands to do so is tied. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) is clearly behind on its mandate and the UN Organizations must cover the needs, which is happening the FDRE territory. Despite all the vilification of “wheat aid” and other measures. The needs are there and the total picture is ghastly.

“The situation in northern Ethiopia remains precarious and volatile with the continuation of active hostilities in several locations leading to increased humanitarian needs and vulnerabilities due to large-scale displacement, loss of livelihoods and access to markets, food, and basic services. Humanitarian partners have limited or no access to a large segment of the population across the three affected regions, hampering the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance” (OCHA, 02.12.2021).

The three regions who is hardest hit by this is the Tigray, Afar and Amhara region, which all has been inflicted by the warfare. While the Tigray Region is where the most is still affected and where the humanitarian blockade have stopped all proper humanitarian assistance, a man-made famine and weaponizing hunger. Which the FDRE is denying but is a clear fact by how it has operated over the last year.

The total target in the three regions now is 9.4 million citizens in dire need of humanitarian assistance. As the conflict and warfare is on several fronts. While other zones and woredas are now accessible for the humanitarian assistance to return to as well. This means the organizations who is responsible and delivering the assistance have to be allowed to enter and do its job, which haven’t been the case.

“WFP reported in a statement on 26 November that the number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has grown to an estimated 9.4 million as a direct result of conflict. Amhara Region has seen the largest increase of people in need with 3.7 million people now in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian situation in parts of Amhara, including North Wollo, Wag Hemra and parts of South Wello, as well as in conflict-affected areas in Afar, are of particular concern due to disruption of livelihoods and markets and lack of access to humanitarian assistance. In Tigray region, 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, of which at least 400,000 are believed to be facing famine-like conditions” (OCHA, 02.12.2021).

Here you see the distress and the dire needs explained, as the situation isn’t becoming better, but only slightly worse. As new areas and new issues are becoming prevalent. That is very clear by this.

The whole situation report is shattering, as so many lives is at stake and it’s all done for one man to consolidate all power under him. They are all victims of his anger and vengeance against one group people. Therefore, everyone must suffer consequently. That is tragic, but the world we are living in. Peace.

Ethiopia: A week of school-closure to harvest crops

The Nationwide State of Emergency and the “Campaign of Survival” is steaming ahead. The ‘Counteroffensive’ of Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) is going ahead on the fronts of North Wollo in Amhara Region or on the fronts of Afar region. Where the Tigray Defence Force (TDF) and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) union are retreating from. However, we don’t know what sort of plan is behind here.

What is striking is that the Ministry of Education is releasing this sort of statement and press conference. We have already seen some regional government have trained the civil service for the army. This meaning that teachers and others got training like soldiers. Therefore, now children and students is supposed to go to the fields and harvest crops.

Here is the statement:

It is reported that during the closure of the schools, there will be a widespread harvest of non-collected crops and family support campaigns. It is also stated that all school days will be reimbursed in accordance with the compensation program issued by the schools. The Minister of Education, Prof. Berhanu Nega, said in his statement that it is impossible to live without a country and everyone has a responsibility to protect the country. Therefore, the education sector will fulfill its national responsibilities. It was also decided that those in the education sector should participate in donating money, donating blood and preparing food. Students are also invited to fulfill their national duty and participate in the process of building our country” (Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, 02.12.2021).

This sort of message and statement shows that everything isn’t in order. When the Ministry of Education see this as a fit thing to do. That the schools and universities are getting closed. So, the children and youths will be ordered to harvest crops. If not… they will be left behind or be home.

If the Prosperity Party and FDRE thinks this is a winning formula. They are certainly telling how bad the situation is. This the same government who communicates against the man-made famine and humanitarian crisis in Tigray region. A government who only communicates about the previously taken zones and parts of regions where the TDF/OLA had taken control over. Where they are dropping knowledge and saying what has occurred. However, it has distanced itself and dismissed all about where they started the conflict. Which has implicated the rest of Republic.

Now, kids and youths are supposed to be on the fields and harvest crops. Peace.

Ethiopia: Government Communication Service – Statement on deceptions made by some international mainstream media (02.12.2021)

Ethiopia: Statement from the Military Command of Tigray’s Army (01.12.2021)

A look into the “disinformation campaign against Ethiopia”

As the ‘counteroffensive’ is going on the Afar-Region front and in Amhara region. The Tigray Defense Force (TDF) and Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) is meeting new forces against it. The Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali being on the front-line or claiming to be so. While promising yet another victory in the war, which was supposed end in the late November 2020.

Today, the Prosperity Party and the OPM dropped a thread on twitter, which is filled with claims and ideals, as I will discuss. Because, it is in a need of addressing and questioning it. As the FDRE haven’t been truthful about anything of late and therefore, it is a need to question their words. Since, they want to peddle certain narratives without any questions or getting back-tracked.

W know the Tripartite Alliance, which is the Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF), Eritrean Defence Force (EDF) and Amhara Para-Military Group Fano. These has worked together to beat and destroy the TPLF. They started as a partnership to take down the TPLF in early November of 2020. Now, we are in December 2021 and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

First:

The terrorist TPLF which has been previously indicated to qualify as a Tier III terrorist by US homeland security incited the conflict. Yet a democratically elected government is equated with the clique just because TPLF has best friends in hegemonic circles in the West” (Office of the Prime Minister – ‘Disinformation campaign against Ethiopia: THREAD’ 01.12.2021).

As I begin the Third Tier list was rescinded by President Trump. However, the terrorist third tier list would be deemed as this: “The statute defines Tier III terrorist organizations as “a group of two or more individuals, whether organized or not, which engages in, or has a subgroup which engages in” terrorist activity” (Jesse Lempel – ‘Tier III Terrorist Designations: The Trump Administration and Courts Move in Opposite Directions’ 05.12.2017, Lawfare).

Well, the FDRE have designated TPLF as a terrorist organization. That was also done in the last term in the House of Federation. Therefore, the FDRE does what the U.S. government does as well. The third tier list of U.S. would be used in manners of deportation and designate members of a terrorist organization to be proven by U.S. authorities. Alas, there is no proof that the TPLF is the friends of the West. As there was until recently close relations between diplomats and everyone else in concern with the leadership of the Prosperity Party. Abiy is the only one of the mentioned who has a Nobel Peace Price and was seen as a new modern reformist. That was getting acclaimed, until the warfare started to backfire. Also, the FDRE tactics and strategies against dissidents and towards ethnic groups like the Tigrayans. Therefore, the OPM should know that every action has a possible reaction or ramifications. The OPM is only using the old relations and the previous meeting between TPLF and other Western powers. The same could be done with the OPM and his party affiliates since Abiy became the PM in April 2018.

Second:

It is erroneously reported by many that media have been clamped down by the SOE from reporting on the conflict while the SOE prohibits unauthorized entities from announcing battlefront activities which have not been verified through the appropriate security channels” (Office of the Prime Minister – ‘Disinformation campaign against Ethiopia: THREAD’ 01.12.2021).

This would happened no matter what the state does. As there are affiliates of both parties who wants to inform and spread intelligence of what is going on. There is a lack of trust in the government friendly media and associates who only reports what the state wants to show. While it would not show the bad-news or even the realities on the ground. Because things are bad, but they only want the victories to be told. That’s why we know radio-stations, media houses and others has been silenced by the authorities. Heck, international journalists have been deported from the Republic as well. So, the FDRE wants to own the media space and the narratives, which is the reason to silence battlefront information to the general public.

Third:

The purposeful crafting of the situation as genocide & ethnic cleansing continues by TPLF & their foreign allies to facilitate intervention while the war has not been in Tigray region for five months now” (Office of the Prime Minister – ‘Disinformation campaign against Ethiopia: THREAD’ 01.12.2021).

The FDRE have lied about everything. It has dismissed every part of the conflict. They have not taken any consideration or claims for their ill-will and devious acts during the warfare. While the same government can easily taint and claim terrorists acts done by the enemies. The FDRE and the Tripartite Alliance won’t take account for the massacres in Tigray region, neither the weaponized humanitarian assistance or going after “wheat aid”. So, we are just supposed to believe the folks who would block assistance for months on end to speak the truth about damage they did while they enforced war in Tigray?

In Western Tigray, the Eritrean Defence Force and Fano forces are still roaming the region. They have been there since the beginning of the war. The Tripartite alliance haven’t been in parts of it, but it’s a lie they haven’t been in Humera, as bodies have been floating into Sudan in November 2021 as well. Therefore, we know the FDRE and allies are still participating and killing there. This is just trying to downplay what they are actually doing.

Fourth:

Attempts to silence pro-Ethiopia voices & propping up of pro-TPLF narrative are seen. We have reasons to believe that Twitter is targeting & suspending voices that are raising awareness about the TPLF’s atrocities & its lies which we have shared with their policy team” (Office of the Prime Minister – ‘Disinformation campaign against Ethiopia: THREAD’ 01.12.2021).

We saw earlier that the FDRE and OPM had issues with people dropping knowledge and intelligence in the media of the battlefront. Nevertheless, going after their enemies are fine and dandy. While there is not proof of this and there is a lot of projection here. Since, the FDRE will never accept or take any accountability for the Tripartite Alliance actions. Alas, they are never doing the ills or the dehumanization of the Tigrayan people. As well, as the targeted ways of which the warfare has been. That’s why the OPM and the FDRE should consider how they work themselves and blocks voices in general.

The FDRE expect the Twitter company to respect free and fair speech, while the authorities or the FDRE couldn’t be if you throw anything at it. The OPM would only expect praises and be told to be brilliant. As he don’t want dissidents or critics, because if you are … expect the authorities or trouble with the law. They speak of lies, but the OPM and the FDRE haven’t been truthful either and been caught in plenty of lies since the start of the war. Therefore, don’t plan mechanical divisions, Special Forces, Fano, EDF and attack the Tigray region from various of fronts in November 2020. So, it is not like the FDRE and OPM is truthful either. Therefore, the attacks on anti-TPLF sentiments is just to stop hate-speech and fascism on a online platform. However, that is clearly fine by the Amhara allies and the FDRE counterparts.

Fifth:

Some mainstream western media are obviously dominated by anti-Ethiopian Government perspective. Such trend has been repeatedly utilized in many countries where media was used to effectively demonize governments and their leaders in order to facilitate regime change” (Office of the Prime Minister – ‘Disinformation campaign against Ethiopia: THREAD’ 01.12.2021).

To call certain mainstream western media anti-Ethiopian perspective is to degrade all reporting and undermine what they are writing. Yes, the Western media will be biased, just like EBC, ENA, Borkena or Fana BC is biased towards the government. The Ethiopian media houses I have mentioned are reporting in favour and could directly just write what the Ministries and the Commanders told them to do. There is no analyses or commentary, of which would dare to question the leadership. Alas, to critique and dare to question the OPM or the FDRE is directly anti-Ethiopian sentiment at this point of time. Any real patriotic stance is to be behind the leaders and the ruling regime. Alas, anyone should be able to critic a government, but not be against the citizens or the nation itself. Because, they are connected, but you should still be able to differentiate.

The OPM and FDRE claims this reporting have been done with a deliberate act of overthrowing them. While not proving any proof of that and it doesn’t explain what it did with that. This follows a pattern saying any reporting is misinformation or disinformation. While not supporting or allowing media to report in general. This government has been one of the most critical to all reporting and not given the media houses ability to report from the ground. They have only dismissed everyone who haven’t parroted the narratives the FDRE wants the world to know. This is why you can question this government and what it tries to hold back. Alas, it has also tried to leave the world in the black and not matter what the media would write. The FDRE would push back….

OPM and FDRE is disingenuous and insincere here. Continuing to vilify everyone else and your just supposed to trust them. Trust the same guys that lied about the refugees into Sudan, Eritrean involvement and whatnot… Peace.

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