The National Movement of Amhara (NaMA) dropped at statement on the 17th October 2021 proving their allegiance to the Tripartite Alliance and the warfare in Amhara. In that statement they are blaming the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Tigray Defence Force (TDF) who has invaded parts of the Amhara region.
The NaMA claims all the war-crimes in Amhara region. That is done without evidence, but just like the state and it’s allies has done the whole war. Instead of taking accountability or proving it. They are blaming and projecting it on the TDF or the TPLF.
While doing this the NaMA ask for everyone who calls themselves a Amhara to join in the war effort. The party also asks the military and the regional government to action against the invaders. The NaMA asks for the Federal Government and the Regional Government to eliminate the TPLF. The NaMA asks for all members and supporters to go to the front.
We knew when NaMA got one member in the cabinet. That was a proof of the alliance between the Prosperity Party and NaMA. This is why Prime Minister Abiy appointed him and gave the chairman a ministry. Therefore, the statement of NaMA on social media says everything.
The NaMA claims that the ENDF and Amhara Regional Special Forces/Amhara Para-Military Group “Fano” will be able to beat the TDF. The NaMA believes these forces are able to get a victory in the invaded areas of Amhara region. However, there is little to no proof of that.
We are clearly seeing who is the parties who is supporting the government. The EZEMA did the same the other day and now NaMA proves it too. This shouldn’t be forgotten and proves how the Amhara nationalists is part of this government. Peace.
“The Ethiopian government conducted two airstrikes on Mekelle today injuring dozens of civilians and killing three. Two rounds of airstrikes on the city of Mekelle today has killed three innocent civilians and injured dozens. The first attack took place at around 9:00 AM landing in a small village in the outskirt of Mekelle; killing three innocent civilians and injuring dozens, according to reports from Ayder Hospital. The second attack was conducted on Adi Haki Market, in the center of the capital, and has so far confirmed the injury of one civilian” (Tigray TV Facebook Page, 18.10.2021).
The Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) have verified with a statement from the FRDE Air Force that they did air-strikes over Mekelle today. Which have even been stated by government friendly news-site Borkena who states: “Ethiopian sources on social media, however, indicate that the targets were military training facilities in the outskirts of Mekelle near Mesobe Cement Factory and a military target near Planet Hotel. The Ethiopian Defense Force has not released any statement at this writing” (Borkena.com – ‘Ethiopian Air Force reportedly attacked military targets in Mekelle’ 18.10.2021).
What we are seeing is that the sources from ENA and Borkena differs with the Tigray TV statement. Therefore, you can wonder if the Federal Government wanting to make the air-strikes less fatal or damage of civilians. In the ENA statement, they claim to have not have hit innocent civilians or civilian targets, alas the Planet Hotel and the Adi Haki Market is that. Therefore, the state is lying with that.
This here proves what the state does and how it implicates things. They claim other sources are “fake” or “lying” but they are not telling the truth either. That’s why the reports are differing. The state says it hit military and terrorist targets, while all other media says it hit civilian ones. Which means the state isn’t telling the whole story. They have lied about everything else in this conflict. So, why should I trust them now?
Planet Hotel have been used by the United Nations Organizations and this happens after the Prime Minister have claimed all “wheat aid” is the source to all the problems of the Republic. Really fitting that he hits the place of which the UN organizes itself in the region of late. The state would know this since they vetting the UN and monitor the Humanitarian organizations operating there. We know they do that and is blocking everything into the region too.
Therefore, this is a continuation. This is done with the ‘final’ offensive is done against the Tigray Defence Force on the fronts in Amhara and Afar region. Alas, this is done to hurt their cause and spirit, maybe even try to force a retreat, which most likely will never happen. The Tripartite Alliance doesn’t have the manpower or the strategic foresight to make that happen. If they did….
Then the conflict wouldn’t have lasted this long and been so deadly for the Federal Government armies and Special Forces, which have been depleted over the last few months. This air-strike is just ensure more suffering on the Tigray region and hit it’s capital. They used this air-strike at civilian targets and this is the second market the ENDF Air Force have hit just during this calendar year. Peace.
“If we prevent wheat aid from entering Ethiopia, 70% of our problems will be solved. Ethiopia main problem is aid wheat. Together with aid wheat diseases and many other problems comes with. Stopping aid wheat means resolving most of our problems. After stopping aid wheat, we can create touristic areas. For example, can build a cafeterias in this place like we saw earlier today. Tourists go to Cape Town and South France. In our case. It’s sitting idle” – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali (October 2021).
A nation in the midst of high inflation, lack of financial stability and lacking of food security. The Prime Minister and Head of State Abiy Ahmed Ali blames the “wheat aid” or humanitarian food assistance in general of the majority of the problems of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE).
That is really infuriating to blame aid for the issues of the Republic. This is pointing the finger at the United Nations Organizations trying to help out citizens in dire need. There is a lack of concern for the man-made starvation or famine in Tigray region. It is also drought, locusts attack and concern for food security in other regions too. However, the de-facto blockade of humanitarian aid to Tigray is the ones creating headlines and where people are starving.
There is also need for food assistance in Amhara, Afar, Oromia and possibly in Ogaden as well. Therefore, the nation is in the midst of dire humanitarian assistance and “wheat aid”. That is the nature of things in combination of the destructive war-economy and inflation. The state is creating the lack of produce and imports. They have rather spent this on arms and ammunition, than securing the ones starving and in need.
Everyone who follows and knows the situation. They should be mad too. Since, the PM and his authorities is the ones that has blocked humanitarian convoys from entering the Tigray region. They are the ones that has made it hard to properly help the ones in need. Therefore, the PM is blaming them and knowingly blocking them too. It is like he wants them to suffer and be in dire straits. This is an deliberate act and we now see his “heart”.
The “Wheat Aid” isn’t the problem of the PM. The problem of the PM is that he tried to consolidate all power by the means of the gun and it’s going terribly wrong. His losing not only international support, but also has less friends internally. Because, his gig is up and the game is weakening. He has no treasury chest or a war-chest to pump-up his chest. That’s why he has to blame the people who are helping people, which is really insulting to everyone with some intelligence.
A man who is a colonel and a doctor like the Prime Minister should know better. However, the “wheat aid” is necessary, as the warfare is prolonging and the lack of care of the agricultural sector. That was proven in Tigray and certainly this has been affected in the other areas, which the conflict has spiralled into.
The PM should be grateful for the “wheat aid” and for the willingness to deliver humanitarian assistance. Because, the need is there and the state haven’t been able to cover the basic needs in the Republic. This is why the PM shouldn’t throw the UN agencies under the bus and neither any of the Humanitarian organizations who facilitate this.
Abiy shouldn’t be dismissive, because this “wheat aid” is saving his citizens. The PM should consider this, but clearly he prefer people dying than saving their lives. That is what we can understand from this. It so cold-heartedly and disgraceful of him. Peace.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Martin Kimani (Kenya):
The members of the Security Council heard a briefing by the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations on the sharp deterioration of the situation regarding the presence of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Gok Machar, South Sudan.
The members of the Security Council expressed their grave concern over recent developments in Gok Machar, including threats to the safety and security of peacekeepers which resulted in the death of a peacekeeper from Ethiopia on 14 September 2021, undermining the ability of UNISFA to support the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM). The members of the Security Council noted that these recent threats followed the forced relocation, completed between 26 and 31 August 2021, of UNISFA troops and equipment from the JBVMM team site 11 in Safaha/Kiir Adem and team site 12 in As Sumayah/War Abar to the JBVMM Sector 1 Headquarters in Gok Machar due to the threats to the safety and security of peacekeepers.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNISFA and expressed their continued concern that the full implementation of UNISFA’s mandate is being obstructed.
The members of the Security Council demanded the Government of South Sudan to facilitate the unimpeded implementation of UNISFA’s mandate, as described in resolution 2575 (2021), and provide full support to UNISFA’s personnel by removing any obstacles that hinder UNISFA’s work to protect civilians, including by ensuring the mission’s freedom of movement and by facilitating UNISFA’s provision of food, medicine and other supplies to its personnel.
The members of the Security Council also called on the Government of South Sudan to honour its obligations in accordance with resolutions 2518 (2020) and 2575 (2021) and under the Status of Forces Agreement with UNISFA.
The members of the Security Council underscored the important role of UNISFA and the JBVMM in support of achieving peace, security and stability in Abyei and the broader region, and urged the Government of South Sudan to intensify its mediation efforts with members of the local community in Gok Machar to reduce tensions and to provide for the redeployment of UNISFA personnel to team sites 11 and 12. The members further called on Sudan and South Sudan to convene a meeting of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) to address the existing challenges and facilitate the work of the JBVMM.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the continued cooperation between the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan, which is critical for the peace, security and stability in Abyei and the broader region. Recalling resolution 2575 (2021), they reiterated their support for the African Union, the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel and the United Nations Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa in mediating with the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan.