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  • #401
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    TPLF will go on to wage a guerrilla war

    The fighting in Tigray Province in northern Ethiopia has been going on for a month. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and tens of thousands have fled to neighboring Sudan. On one side of the conflict is the “Liberation Front of the Tigrean People”, TPLF, which wants more self-determination. The movement ruled Ethiopia for 27 years, between 1991 and 2018. On the other side is the government and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. When Abiy Ahmed came to power in 2018, the TPLF felt marginalized. Leaders of the movement were fired and accused of corruption.

    They retreated to their home province of Tigray in the north. After a long period of tension, it exploded into a war in early November. TPLF has its own army, a lot of weapons and great war experience. In addition, they have a lot of self-confidence because it was the TPLF that overthrew the dictator Mengistu. They seem to be convinced that they are strong enough to take on the entire Ethiopian army.

    But Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, has been adamant in his rhetoric and actions. He says he does not want to negotiate until the TPLF is defeated and disarmed. Announced the operation completed After several weeks of fierce fighting, government forces captured Tigray’s provincial capital Mekele last weekend, and Prime Minister Abiy announced that the operation was now complete.

    Telephone and internet have been completely turned off in Tigray. In some places it will be running again, but it is still difficult to know exactly what is happening in the region. But according to information that has come out, fighting is still going on in several places in the province. And refugees continue to come to Sudan. When the rebels lost control of the provincial capital, they took refuge in the countryside and up in the mountains.

    TPLF does not give up According to TPLF’s leader Debretsion Gebremichael, the group will not give up. He says his forces will continue to fight for their right to self-determination. It is likely now that the TPLF will go on to wage a guerrilla war against the central government. The “Liberation Front of the Tigranian people” has long experience of guerrilla warfare during the 1980s when they fought against the Marxist government.

    Then as now, they can take advantage of the inaccessible terrain with mountains and ravines, where only those with local knowledge can find. The war in Tigray may be going on for a long time to come.

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #402
    Ethiopia
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    UNHCR stands ready to resume its full humanitarian activities

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, stands ready to resume its full humanitarian activities in the Tigray region as soon as the situation allows, following an agreement to restore access.

    The agreement was reached recently between the UN in the country and the Federal Government to facilitate access to aid organizations to provide assistance to civilians affected by the month-long conflict.

    In Shire in Tigray, UNHCR staff in the town together with partners have already distributed water, high energy biscuits, clothes, mattresses, sleeping mats and blankets to an estimated 5,000 internally displaced.

    However, we continue to receive disturbing reports regarding the Eritrean refugee camps in the region, which remain incommunicado. The details of damages and disruptions remain unknown until we are able to reach them and verify the information.

    UNHCR is discussing with the federal government’s refugee agency on logistics arrangements, and the need to assess the security situation before the resumption of humanitarian activities.

    Fears are that many Eritrean refugees may have already fled the camp in search of safety.

    Meanwhile, inside neighbouring Sudan, Ethiopian refugee arrivals continue with the total number have now crossed 47,000. More than 1,000 arrived yesterday, the majority in the evening. Refugees are telling UNHCR of more people on the move in search of safety. A small number of Eritrean refugees have also arrived from the Tigray region in recent days.

    UNHCR, together with the Sudanese authorities, has moved some 11,150 refugees from Hamdayet and Abderafi border points to Um Rakuba camp – 70 kilometres away from the Ethiopian border.

    Many refugees say they prefer to remain near the border to wait for family members still in Ethiopia, or in hopes they will be able to return home soon – including farmers, who have fled during the harvesting season. But refugees also say they are fearful of more violence inside Tigray.

    Ethiopia Autonomous Media

    #403
    Ethiopia
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    INFORMATION about Ethiopian flags

    Flag of the Imperial Ethiopian Empire. Features the LION of JUDAH.

    Flag of Communist Ethiopia under DERG.Flag of Federal Democratic Republic of  Ethiopia.

    NOT Imperial Flag.

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    #415
    Ethiopia
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    Tirunesh Dibaba Olympic and world champion

    The Ethiopian, who possesses one of the silkiest running styles and deadliest kicks in history (and subsequent biggest smiles), won three Olympic golds and nine world titles. 

    Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic and world champion in the women’s 5,000m and 10,000m, there is no one in the world like her…….

    For those who remember her as a baby-faced assassin, it’s hard to fathom that Tirunesh Dibaba has now reached veteran status at the age of 35.

    The Ethiopian, who possesses one of the silkiest running styles and deadliest kicks in history (and subsequent biggest smiles), won three Olympic golds and nine world titles.

    In terms of track world titles, Dibaba won the 5000m and 10,000m double in 2007 with respective last laps of 58.2 and 58.4, as well as winning the 10,000m title in both 2007 and 2013 and the 2017 10,000m silver.

    Between 2005 and 2012, she won 12 successive races over 25 laps.

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    #431
    Ethiopia
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    Tigray community in London, U.K

    Our selfless volunteers from the Tigray community in London, U.K sorting and folding donations that will be sent to Sudan on Tuesday for the displaced people of Tigray as a result of  Abiy Ahmed Ali war waged on the innocent people of Tigray.

    Thank you so much Tigray citizens who live in UK for your contribution this greatest things to our people. Amazing work for love of people, humanity and the resilient people of Tigray!! 

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    #437
    Ethiopia
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    Abiy Ahmed brought this pain to the people of Tigray

    No one deserve this, she was supposed to play in the backyard of her school not in refugee camp.

    But Abiy Ahmed brought this pain to the people of Tigray for voting their leader.