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Just because some Ethiopians don't appreciate people until it is too late #NoMore #AbiyAhmed👑

Here are just some of the note-worthy works of @AbiyAhmedAli in the past 3 yrs

1/ Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal!!!!
2/ Press freedom, even though it faced a lot of challenges with rising ethnic killings and civil war, it is still remarkable improvement which was unimaginable during the 27yrs of TPLF rule.
3/ Grand mega project completed in a short period of time. This marvelous building was hidden, neglected, and deteriorating because of hate towards the an ethnicity.

Some of projects finished in short time: Unity Park, Friendship Park, Entoto Park, Meskel Square, & so on
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Why I #RejectTheJointInvestigation
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The joint investigation into human rights abuses in #Tigray that @UNHumanRights & @EthioHRC conducted is fraught with serious limitations; does not satisfy the minimum standards, and as such should be rejected.
Here is why: 1 /24
1. The involvement of a national body to investigate a situation, which is marked by gross violations of human rights & humanitarian norms; and committed in a politically polarized society as current #Ethiopia is unprecedented, including in @UNHumanRights 's experience 2/24
2. There was no good reason to involve the @EthioHRC in this endeavor. In fact, it was the sheer insistence of the #Ethiopian regime that forced the @UNHumanRights to accept the arrangement as a last resort. No other explanation is provided on z matter. This is suspicious. 3/24
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I don't know much about #PresidentErdogan of Turkey's commitment to help out #AbiyAhmed's genocidal campaign against Tigray. We know #IsaiasAfewerki still thinks he can come to #Abiy's rescue &is sending more forces to #Afar& #WesternTigray. And more desperate moves, I guess.
But we know one thing for certain: there is little left #AbiyAhmed's regime is beyond the pale. No missiles, no drones from Turkey or otherwise; no peasant recruits, nor airborne units from Eritrea or Ethiopia are going to prevent his total defeat. Unilateral acceptance of
our conditions is the only way out of this quagmire he has landed the country in. The international community needs to get its acts together bring its pressure on the #twin-tyrants of the Horn of Africa and their gullible enablers wherever they are from.
#TigrayisPrevailing!
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#AbiyAhmed's war machine is,essentially, destroyed. What was little left of his regular army has been destroyed or in disarray in engagements in #Afar, NorthernWollo and #NorthernGondar yesterday&today. The last strongholds in Qobo& AdiArqay, Chawber have been broken. Period!
Quite simply, there is nothing that could stop our advance and #Abiy&his cronies know it. Sadly though, they are in a farcical recruiting drive. Ill trained/equipped peasants are being sent to Afar & Amhara as cannon fodders. We will continue to send them back home.
#Abiy is instigating a genocide of colossal proportions against our people&we won't stop@nothing to make sure he has no Kalanshikov left to kill a single child. We call on all Ethiopians to tell #Abiy&Co that they cannot lie their way out of the crisis Ethiopia is in. Enough!
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THREAD: From an onsite witness reporter (Via @DadeDesta )
Yesterday Feb 10, soldiers of #AbiyAhmed and #IsaiasAfwerki shot 18 civilians dead in #Wukro. The victims include: 13 young, 3 elderly begging on the streets, a 15 year old boy and a girl.
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non-residents who came from the rural villages to receive relief aid. Two others were killed while trying to transport bodies using horse carts. They along with their two horses were shot dead.
Locations where the 18 were killed are:
* 2: outside Kisanet School 2/4
* 10 (among them a girl): at Edaga Soni
*1: at New Day Café
*5: around Gabion (wirework) factory past Millennium
School.
While seven of the bodies were buried at St Mary Church and Abune Aregawi Church, 11 were taken on Ural miliarty trucks by the killers to 3/4
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THREAD Meles Bisrat has been active for a long time as a very vocal opposition voice of #TPLF. He is from #Tigray from Mai Kadra. His mom still lives there according to one of his posts and he is a vocal and diehard supporter of #AbiyAhmed. He has been supporting the war. 1/6
The gravity of atrocities and cruelty is even pushing people like him to state the obvious, #TigrayGenocide. Here is my verbatim translation of his facebook post above from today. “A heinous act of cruelty history will not forgive is taking place in Mai Kadra.
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This is my city where Tigraway (ethnic #Tigray) not only are getting killed but also deprived burial as bodies are condemned to be devoured by dogs and hyenas, a city where extreme abuses are committed as never seen in Ethiopia’s history. More than 60,000 people have been 3/6
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Commentary on the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions on 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒇 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 (para. 4885) reads:

"The fact that consent is required does not mean that the decision is left to the discretion of the parties. If the survival of the population is ...1/10
threatened & a humanitarian organisation fulfilling the required conditions of impartiality & non-discrimination is able to remedy this situation, relief actions must take place. In fact, they are the only way of combating starvation when local resources have been exhausted. 2/10
The authorities responsible for safeguarding the population in the whole of the territory of the State 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝘀𝗲 such relief without good grounds. Such a refusal would be equivalent to a violation of the rule prohibiting the use of starvation as a method ... 3/10
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A relative traveled from #Adwa to #Mekelle today. He told my family that many people are dying from starvation.

As banks don't work, people cannot withdraw their money and save their lives and those with some grain need to line up for up to two weeks to have it milled. 1/4
There're few mills running on diesel.

Some families are desperately trying to send food from #Mekelle and other parts with access to cash. However:
1. They're impoverished and without income themselves.
2. It costs 500 birr to transport a quintal, Ex, from #Mekelle to #Adwa
3. It is risky. Friends in #Mekelle know of confiscated money and food destined to needy families, particularly in areas manned by savage #Eritrean soldiers.

The situation is catastrophic.

#AbiyAhmed is killing my people in masses by denying humanitarian relief.
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A Glimpse of a Ruined #Tigray - Report

Below are 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗽𝘁𝘀 from the latest Needs Assessment Mission conducted by some Eth. ministries, @UNICEF @UNmigration @UNOCHA @WFP @UNFPA .... It covers from Alamata to #Mekelle, relatively least affected parts of #Tigray 1/20
“all people from Besober, Ulaga, Bala, Chamaro, Hawelti and May Mekden kebeles were displaced due to the conflict. #IDPs and the affected communities lost their belongings, mainly household items, food stock, jewelry, & cash. Most of those belongings were looted or destroyed 2/20
According to the regional authorities in #Mekelle, 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝟰.𝟱 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 currently require some sort of humanitarian assistance... In Alamata and nearby areas only, about 𝟳𝟵𝟮,𝟱𝟬𝟬 require urgent food assistance. 3/20
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Thread: What do we know so far about the #war on #Tigray in #Ethiopia, which has been running for nearly 2 months now? In this thread I will sum up some of the key developments.
First, the so-called “law and order” operation, which @PMAbiyAhmed declared completed one month ago, has not yet reached its basic objectives, and it is doubtful that it ever will. Hence, the war in #Tigray will continue indefinitely, or until a political settlement is reached.
#Tigrayan forces, under the command of the elected reg. gov. of #TPLF, are still waging an active resistance war. Over the last few days, Tigray forces seem to be on the offensive, challenging #ENDF military control of the main routes (Mekelle-Wukro-Adigrat; Mekelle-Alamata).
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PEOPLE ARE DYING IN #TIGRAY: #HumanitarianReliefNow
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It’s almost 2 months since #WarOnTigray was waged. Since then, much of #Tigray has been under a complete blockade of all life supporting services, including medicine, food, & access to cash. 1/17
It’s also almost a month into an agreement for ‘unimpeded’ humanitarian access to #Tigray the #AbiyAhmed regime signed with the @UN. Yet, even a needs assessment is not conducted to date. 2/17

news.un.org/en/story/2020/…
In the meantime, people are actually dying of hunger in #Tigray. These past 2 days, I had calls with some people that made it to #Mekelle from Wukro, Edagahamus, Abi-Adi & Hagereselam and environs. The stories are similar and harrowing. Words cannot express the desperation. 3/17
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A plot, to steal the 𝗔𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝘁 & other #Tigrayan churches artifacts, is engineered by key advisers of #AbiyAhmed on Religion Affairs 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗞𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗲𝘁 and 𝗨𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘇 𝗠𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗱. /1

#StopWarOnTigray #TigrayGenocide
In the initial phase of the plot, #Addis played a key role; jailed staff&assistants of the Archbishop, isolated & encircled him to stay away from his daily duties. One of his key supporters, Abune Gabriel, died (poisoned & deprived of medical support as some claim) a week ago. /2
Then on the war front, the #Fanos & #Amhara Leyu Hayle have been leaping from church to church in every city, town & village of #Tigray they entered, ransacking them, claiming there are weapons hidden by TPLF in the churches. /3

#StopWarOnTigray #TigrayGenocide
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#WarOnTigray #UNSC ‘s #R2P
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The #WarOnTigray is into its 41 days now, with military engagements taking place every single day. Involving hundreds of thousands of forces and all kinds of weaponry, it qualifies as a major war the region has seen in decades. 1/16
Heavy involvement of #Eritrea in the conflict is now confirmed. There is also a strong indication that #UAE drones are in use. The #Sudan is already feeling the hit, as desperate #Tigrians, currently standing at 61,000, are trekking to its eastern villages for safety. 2/16
Uncharacteristic of modern conflict of this magnitude, however, war footages are rare. This has been deliberately effected by the regime. Not only did it render #Tigray off limits to the media and rights organs, it also deployed a systemic campaign of misinformation. 3/16
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Today #Ethiopia is entering civil war territory as federal troops deploy to take on #Tigray (TPLF) forces after what Addis said was an attack by the northern region against a federal military base. This is a disaster for the region, for Africa, for the world. Thread -->
Many Ethiopians on all sides hoped it would never get to this, although it has been like watching a train crash in slow motion for months. At each step of the way it has been possible for each side to de-escalate but everyone has chosen to press ahead with hardline positions.
Great hopes awaited Ethiopia when prime minister #AbiyAhmed took office in 2018. He took credit for continuing the policy of releasing political prisoners, and forging a peace deal with #Eritrea, winning the #NobelPeacePrize @NobelPrize as a result.
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#Ethiopia|n government's #GreenLegacy campaign: Audacity or a pipe dream? ow.ly/ghPH50vegcB
The #GreenLegacy campaign to plant four billion tree saplings is off to a boisterous start with ambitions to break world records & to supplant previous campaigns that have failed to restore the severely degraded #Ethiopia|n landscape. ow.ly/kxyd50veYtS
#Ethiopia has 18 million hectares of degraded land potentially suitable for afforestation and reforestation, according to the National Greening Action Program.
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#Ethiopia: As Ethiopians joined @PMEthiopia's #GreenLegacy initiative with a promise to plant 200 m seedlings today, team AS would like to recognize @fairytale0716 for mobilizing #EthioTweeps & everyone who participated in this inspiring civic duty yesterday.#አረንጏዴአሻራ 🌳
@PMEthiopia @fairytale0716 PM #AbiyAhmed arrived in #ArbaMinch city to participate in "#GreenLegacy initiative where he already planted seedlings with government officials and community members this morning," #PMO. #Ethiopia
@PMEthiopia @fairytale0716 Members of Ethiopian National Defense Force (#ENDF) participating in today's #GreenLegacy program.

Source: ENA.

#Ethiopia
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#Muslims r one of the most financially excluded citizens in #Ethiopia & their primarily reason is #Riba. But I wonder how & where the data for such reports are collected? "Financial inclusion in Ethiopia: 10 takeaways from the latest Findex" tinyurl.com/ydhmd738 via @WorldBank
Citizens who identify themselves as #Muslims account for 34% of the #Ethiopia'n population (CSA, 2007). This large segment of the society was demanding Shari'ah Compliant #finance for long time. Banks first responded by introducing 0% interest A/C #financialinclusion @WorldBank
Banks attracted millions of customers and mobilized billions of Birr in deposits. Sadly, customers were unaware that these deposits are not #ShariahCompliant and they were subjected to successive devaluations which has impacted them a lot. #financialinclusion #Ethiopia @WorldBank
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Opinion:The new era of transformation in #Ethiopia & the Elephant in the room addisstandard.com/opinion-the-ne… With PM #AbiyAhmed,the age of freedom has begun in earnest,but no decent analysis of Ethiopian politics is complete without the talk of the Elephant in the room-Identity politics
#Ethiopia: "Identity politics is, I submit, a secular variation to the religious notion of worshiping the wrong idols. It usually emerges from the place of arrogance, deceit and resentment and is fundamentally driven by a toxic sense of victimhood." Kebadu Mekonnen, (PhD)
#Ethiopia: "For a republic worthy of its name to emerge and a genuine civic solidarity to take root in Ethiopia, I believe that we need a constitutional amendment prohibiting the founding of political parties on the basis of ethnicity or religion," Kebadu Mekonnen, (PhD)
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#Ethiopia-#Eritrea:PM #AbiyAhmed makes unannounced visit to Port #Massawa & #Assab today, ETV & FanaBc said. It follows last night's announcement that an Ethiopian commercial ship was scheduled to dock in in port Massawa after 20 yrs. PM Abiy was welcomed by Pres. Isaias Afwerki.
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed visited port #Assab & the 71km long road which stretches from #Ethiopian border to the port. He is also expected to visit port of Massawa this afternoon

⏩Ethiopian commercial ship will dock today at #Massawa Port from #SaudiArabia fanabc.com/english/2018/0…
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed will have two days of official visit to #Eritrea during which he will also travel to the capital #Asmara and "will hold extensive discussions with President Isaias Afwerki to assess and expedite implementation of the agreement of 9 July," @hawelti said.
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Breaking: #Ethiopian investment board lifts restrictions on logistics industry reserved exclusively for Ethiopians, opens sector for joint venture addisstandard.com/breaking-ethio… decision will allow JV participation of international logistics service providers holding up to 49% or less
Art.3.1(b) of Ethiopia's Investment Regulation states that “packaging, forwarding & shipping agency services” are “exclusively reserved for Ethiopians.” Today's decision reversed that regulation & opened sector for international logistics service providers as minority share
"Today’s decision tops any of the policy shifts introduced recently since PM #AbiyAhmed came to office. A 27 year old closed sector-logistics is now open for JV arrangements. A great move towards improving competitiveness of Ethiopia in manufacturing for export.” @BelachewM
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Commentary: Marginalization, anger and protest in South Omo Zone: What Prime Minister #AbiyAhmed Should Know - addisstandard.com/commentary-mar… @RealAsressGikay takes us off the media's beaten track with this commentary about the lives, fears and despairs of the people of #SouthOmo.
Farmers have been consistently traveling for kms to complain to the relevant S. Ari Woreda admin of the deterioration of their farm lands located adjacent to the road construction due to debris from heavy digging as well as the exposure of their lands to flooding & soil erosion.
This photo taken from Metser shows the dense mixtures of plants including coffee, false banana & yam & others. In the area affected by the urbanization everything in the picture above was indiscriminately cut by a group of people who claimed they were assigned by the local admin
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