Author: Andom

ስልጣነ ትግራይ ክብርኽ ልዑል ኣበርክቶ ካብ ዝነበሮም ዓውድታት ሕርሻ ዝጥቀስ እዩ። እቲ ተጋሩ ክሳብ ማእኸላይ ምብራቕ ዘተኣታተውዎ ሕርሻ ማእኸል ስልጣነኦም ካብ ኣኽሱም ናብ ላስታን ኣገውን ኢሉ እውን ናብ ሽዋ እናረሓቐ ምስከደ ሕርሻ ትግራይ እናተዳኸመ መፂኡ። ካብ 9ይ ክሳብ መበል 15 ክፍለ ዘመን ልዕሊ 10 ግዜ ጥሜት ኣጋጢሙ እዩ። ካብ መበል 16-20 ክፍለ ዘመን ድማ ን40 ግዜ መላእ ትግራይ ዘካለለ ሕሱም ጥሜትን ዓፀቦን ብምስዓቡ ምኽንያት ህልቀት ህዝብን ጥሪትን ምንባሩ “ቃልሲ ህወሓት ኢህወዴግ ኣንፃር ድርቂ፣ ደርግን ሻዕብያን” ኣብ ዝብል ብፀጋይ ጠማለው ዝተሰነደ መፅሓፍ ተገሊፁ ኣሎ። ቀንዲ ምኽንያታት ጥሜትን ዓፀቦን ትግራይ ኣብ ክልተ ብምኽፋል ምርኣይ ይከኣል። እቲ ሓደ ፖለቲካዊ እንትኾን እቲ ካልኣይ ድማ…

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ሎሚቕነ ትዊተር ፕረዝደንት ናይጄርያ መሓመድ ቡሃሪ ንዝለጠፍዎ መልእኽቲ ኣጥፊእዎ ኣሎ፡፡ በዚ ስጉምቲ ዝተቖጠዐ መንግስቲ ናይጄርያ ድማ ኣብታ ሃገር ግልጋሎት ትዊተር ንኽእገድ ይንቀሳቐስ ኣሎ፡፡ እዚ ንትዊተርን መንግስቲ ናይጄርያን ናብ ውጥጥ ዘእቱ ዘሎ መልእኽቲ ፕረዝደንት ቡሃሪ ነቲ ቅድሚ 50 ዓመት ዝነበረ ኩናት ሕድሕድ እታ ሃገር ዘዘኻኽር እዩ፡፡ መልእኽቶም ድማ ነዞም ዓመፅቲ ብዝግበኦም ቋንቋ ክነዛርቦም ኢና ይብል፡፡ እዞም ዓመፅቲ ዝብሉዎም ሓይልታት ኣብ ደቡባዊ ምብራቕ ናይጄርያ ነበርቲ ክልል ባያፍራ ዝኾኑ ተወለድቲ ብሄረሰብ ኢግቦ እዮም፡፡ ቅድሚ 50 ዓመት ክልል ባያፍራ ምስ መንግስቲ ናይጄሪያ ኩናት ናፅነት ኣካይዳ ነይራ፡፡ በቲ ንሰለስተ ዓመት ዝፀነሐ ደማዊ ኩናት ሓደ ሚሊዮን ዝኾኑ ነበርታ ብጥይትን ብጥሜትን ተወዲኦም እዮም፡፡ ካልኦት ሚሊዮናት ድማ በቢ…

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By Alula Tesfay Asfha and Meron T. Gebreananaye Tigray was the heartland of one of the great civilizations of the ancient world— the Aksumite civilization—and remains a custodian of its cultural and religious heritage, including that of the unique African Geez literary tradition. This has meant that from antiquity, Tigray has been a political and cultural hotspot. The Aksumite ruins, including the monolithic obelisks have been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site of great universal value. In addition, Tigray is home to the oldest standing structures in Sub Saharan Africa found within the ‘Cultural Heritage of Yeha’ which is on the tentative list of…

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When the war on Tigray broke out, I was in Mekelle. When services were all shut down I decided to go, on foot (because there was no transport), to my family in Kilte awla’elo to minimize risk. It took me about 13 hours. There was no war or the sounds of war when I arrived. After a few days, however, heavy artillery fired from the direction of Sinkata started hitting the area. When they reached Hazien they shelled Gulle, Digum, and Abiyi Adi (not to be confused with Abiyi Adi of Temben) from afar killing animals and destroying houses and…

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The palace of Emperor Yohannes IV found in Mekelle, Tigray is an important national landmark. The building was converted into a museum under UNESCO’s mission recommendation during the Derg era. Since then the museum has hosted several exhibitions and artifacts related to the emperor and his descendants. A rich ethnographic collection is also exhibited in one of the palace buildings. The palace is registered as a national heritage. After its recent renovation, it has the potential to be recognized as a World Heritage site for, along with other elements, Outstanding Universal Values and well-conserved remains of scenes of upheaval from…

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The majestic Gheralta mountains house beautiful rock-hewn churches which are of incalculable value for Tigrayans. Some estimate about 80 rock-hewn churches are found in these mountains. Among the famous ones are Abraha wa Atsbha,  Debre Tsion (Abune Abraham), Selassie Dugum, Debre maryam Korkor, Daniel Korkor and Abuna Yemata Guh. Due to the relative peace of the last 30 years, the majesty of the mountains and the impressive rock-hewn churches that they house, the Gheralta mountains have, since two decades ago, been a tourist attraction and destination. Following the interest by tourists, the town of Hawzien saw a boom in hotels and investments catering for the tourists.…

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On the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the 4th of November, 2020, as the world was looking to the US to see whether Trump would get another term, Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed declared that, at the Northern Command, there had been an unprovoked attack on the defence force, and a military response was necessary. Obviously, this hardly made the news internationally, nor did the subsequent communication and electricity blackout and suspiciously dubious-sounding claims by government media. When news organisations finally started reporting on ‘fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region’, it was a distorted picture that they presented to their…

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by Michael Rubin  | October 03, 2021 07:00 AM When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, he was the toast of the town. Today, he is among the world’s most dangerous men. Almost a year ago, he sent his army into Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region after leaders there defied his order to postpone elections. Abiy apologists blame his former partners in the Tigray People’s Liberation Front for sparking the conflict by attacking an Ethiopian military position . But Abiy’s subsequent operation appeared preplanned, and the collective punishment upon ethnic Tigrayans in Tigray and in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa…

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Mark Lowcock, OCTOBER 6, 2021 Here’s an easy five-point plan for the leadership of a country which has emerged from civil war and dire poverty over recent decades and now wants to destroy itself. First, pick a fight with a corner of your territory run by a previously powerful minority ethnic group. Cut off their resources. Provoke them into a response. Send in the army. Invite a neighbouring army in to rape and kill civilians and destroy their crops, businesses, schools, and clinics. Persuade the victims they are about to be subject to a genocide and promote hate speech about them…

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Dear Abiy, please resign – a plea from a fellow Ethiopian evangelical. By Naol Befkadu, 4 October, 2021 Dear Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali (PhD), I would like to commence my letter with a salutation in the name of Jesus Christ. I am Naol Befkadu, a lecturer at one of the oldest Baptist theological colleges in Ethiopia and a PhD candidate in evangelical leadership. I am moved to write this letter to you based on my Christian moral convictions and the heavy burden on my heart after following your leadership style over the years. Thus, I have written this open letter…

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