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🧵 1/14 The Struggles of #AddisAbeba Under the Rule of Abiy Ahmed 🇪🇹
This extended thread delves into the challenges facing #AddisAbeba, Ethiopia's capital city, under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Mayor Abebech Adane, and the urgent need for change.👇
#Ethiopia #AbiyAhmed
🧵 2/14 Who is Abiy Ahmed? 🤔
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister since April 2018, was initially seen as a beacon of hope. However, his tenure has been marred by persistent social issues that plague Addis Abeba and the nation.
#AbiyAhmed #EthiopianPolitics
🧵 3/14 Who is Abebech Adane? 🏛️
Abebech Adane, the Mayor of Addis Abeba, has faced criticism for her inability to address the city's pressing social issues effectively. The government needs to prioritize the well-being of its citizens to prevent further deterioration.
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Shortly after the Holy Synod of the the #Ethiopian #Orthodox Tewahedo #Church (EOTC) declared that it has cancelled its protest rally following its meeting with #AbiyAhmed, the government issued street closure statement essentially closing all streets leading to Sidist Kilo, 1/4
Meskel Square & Arat Kilo for vehicles & pedestrians for Sunday Feb 12, the day of cancelled rally. Specifically about Arat Kilo where Abiy Ahmed’s palace is, the statement read “It is forbidden to go to Arat Kilo from any direction.”
The government said the reason for 2/4
the streets closure including parking is the life size military drills to be held by its joint security
forces ahead of the upcoming #AfricanUnion General Assembly the capital is hosting soon.The duration of closure overlaps with the time of the Sunday Holy Mass of the #EOTC 3/4
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Thread on #politics and #religion in #Ethiopia 1/14: The country is bracing for a new, nationwide, protest, with possible ensuing widespread violence on Sunday 12. Feb. This time ostensibly over #religion and control of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church #EOTC. #Oromo #Tigray
2/14: The conflict in #EOTC has deep roots, but flared up recently when a group of #Oromo clergy broke with the Church leadership and established a separate Synod, arguing that Oromo representation and culture had been marginalised throughout centuries.
3/14: #Oromo clergy protested that Afaan Oromo was not used in Church, leading to an alienation of the Church from its flock & the decrease of adherents, as well as clergy appointed to #Oromia “don't understand the language and the culture of the people”.
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ቤተ እምነትና ቤተ ፖለቲካ የሁለት ዓለም ቤቶች ናቸው::ሁለቱም አብረው እንዲሰሩም እንዲነቃቀፉም ሊያደርጋቸው የሚገባው ዋነኛው ነገር ሁለቱንም የሚያስተሳስራቸው ጉዳይ የክብረ ሰብእ ጉዳይ ነው::አንድ ሰው በቤተ እምነት ዓይን ሰውና አማኝ በመሆኑ 1/4
በቤተ ፓለቲካው ዓይን ደግሞ ሰውና ዜጋ በመሆኑ ክብሩ ደኅንነቱ ለየብቻም በጋራም በሁለቱ ቤቶች ሊጠበቅለት የግድ ነው:: ከዚህ ዋና አውድ አልፈው ሁለቱ ቤቶች ዓለማቸው ማደበላለቅ የለባቸውም:: በትግራዩ ጦርነት ቤተ እምነቱ የትግራይን ሰዎች 2/4
እንደ ሰውም እንደ አማኛም የሚገባቸውን ጥበቃ አላደረገላቸውም ብቻ ሳይሆን እንደ ሰውም እንደ ዜጋም ሊያጠፋቸው ከተነሳው ቤተ ፖለቲካ ጋር ተደርቦ ነበር:: አሁን ቤተ ፖለቲካው 'አወቅኩሽ ናቅኩሽ' በሚመስል መልኩ በሰውነቱና በአማኝነቱ እንዲሁም 3/4
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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይ አህመድ ስለ ወልቃይት ምን አሉ? [ከፓርላማ]

🔴 “ወልቃይትን በሚመለከት የሚነገሩ ሽረባዎች፣ ሴራዎች፣ conspiracies ብዙ እሰማለሁ። የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት በእነዚህ ሽረባዎች ውስጥ እጁ የለበትም።” - (1)

#Ethiopia #Abiy #Welkait
🔴“የወልቃይት ህዝብ እንዲገነዘብ የምንፈልገው፤ የሚወራው፣ የሚናፈሰው አሉባልታ ውስጥ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት እጁ የለበትም።”

🔴“እኛ ደቡብ አፍሪካ የሄድንው፤ ወልቃይት ወደ አማራ ይሁን ወደ ትግራይ ይሁን የሚለውን ለመወሰን አይደለም”-(2)
🔴“የፕሪቶሪያው ‘ሰሚት’ [የወልቃይትን ጉዳይ] ለመወሰን ስልጣን የለውም። ምን አገባው እና ነው የኢትዮጵያን መሬት እዚያ ሂድ እዚህ ሂድ የሚለው? እኛ እዚያ የሄድንው እንዴት ሰላም አምጥተን በንግግር ችግሮቻችንን እንፍታ ለማለት ነው” - (3)
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የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ በ2014 የበጀት ማጠናቀቂያ ላይ 6.16 ትሪሊዮን ብር (126.7 ቢሊዮን ዶላር) መድረሱን ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይ አህመድ ለተወካዮች ምክር ቤት አባላት በመስጠት ላይ በሚገኙት ማብራሪያ ተናግረዋል። - (1)

#Ethiopia #Parliament #AbiyAhmed
(2)- ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አብይ የኢትዮጵያን ኢኮኖሚን በተመለከተ ከሰጡት ማብራሪያ ከታች የቀረቡት ይገኙበታል፦

➼ የኢትዮጵያ ኢኮኖሚ ከሰሃራ በረሃ በታች ከሚገኙ አገራት ሶስተኛው ኢኮኖሚ ሆኗል።
➼ የነፍስ ወከፍ ገቢ 1,212 ዶላር ደርሷል።

(3)- ➼ በ2014 በጀት ዓመት፦
⚫ ግብርና 6.1 በመቶ ዕድገት አስመዝግቧል። በዚህ ዓመት 8 ሚሊዮን ኩንታል የሩዝ ምርት ይጠበቃል።

⚫ ቡና ከ4.7 ቢሊዮን በላይ ችግኞች ተተክለዋል። ዘንድሮ የቡና ምርት ከ20 በመቶ በላይ ጭማሪ ይጠበቃል።
#Ethiopia #AbiyAhmed
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The negotiation with #AbiyAhmed's regime is a futile exercise, a total waste of time. 1/n
Although they haven't formally stated what they want from the negotiation,it is obvious from what their officials, their supporters,& soc media activists repeatedly say,that what they want is for TPLF surrender& disarm its army.Sbdy should wake them up from their delusion. 2/n
What the mediators expect is a ceasefire. But ceasfire can happen only if Abiy agrees to stop the war (i.e., if he can actually convince Isayyas to do so). Obviously, Abiy can't and won't. 3/n
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1/: The world´s biggest ongoing armed conflict is not #Russia ´s attack on #Ukraine, but #Ethiopia and #Eritrea´s massive offensives on #Tigray. Reliable estimate is that up to 1 mil. troops are engaged in the war theater.
2/: The ongoing combined #Eritrea / #Ethiopia offensives on #Tigray use WW1 tactics of ordering massive human wave attacks on Tigray defense lines. The carnage is horrendous. Likely as many as 100.000 have been slaughtered over the last weeks.
3/: #Ethiopia & #Eritrea are continuously shelling & bombing #Tigray towns, indiscriminately killing droves of civilians. The perpetuation of #Warcrimes is standard operating procedure.
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Prime Minister #AbiyAhmed is convening two urgent meetings of the country’s leadership for today, Sunday, Sept 18. According to a source who cited military and political leaders taking part in the meetings, the first meeting is with military leaders, 1/5
and a second one with political leaders including cabinet members. The agenda of the meetings is not clear. #US Special Envoy for the #Horn of #Africa @MikeHammerUSA who was originally scheduled to be in the region between Sept 4-15 is reportedly remains in the region. In a 2/5
recent presser by @StateDept, the Special Envoy’s meetings in #AddisAbaba were listed with no mention of whether he met Abiy Ahmed or not. His #European counterpart @EUSR_Weber met Deputy PM #DemekeMekonnen after #Tigray’s widely lauded public statement on its readiness for 3/5
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If some in the international community still harbor the illusion that #AbiyAhmed would respond affirmatively to GoT’s call for a mutually agreed cessation of hostilities agreement once he secures ‘a position of strength’ in the disastrous campaign he did launch three weeks ago,
they definitely are in for disappointment for at least two reasons. For one, by not exerting enough pressure on these repeat offenders, they are allowing the regime and its Eritrean allies to shed more blood in pursuit of a genocidal goal. More importantly, a position of strength
is hard to come by if you are trying to defeat & annihilate the people of Tigray. The series of offensives #Abiy & #Isaias did launch has hit a brick wall. Their forces are in disarray in many fronts with tens of 1000s rendered out of action. So much for a position of strength!
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1/ The #Ethiopia/n government has informed the diplomatic community in the country on the “measures taken by the Government on human rights violations related to the conflict in the northern part of the country.”
#Tigray #warcrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity #genocide
2/ One may argue however that it seems evident that PM #AbiyAhmed, #PP government, and #ENDF military leadership in #Ethiopia are ultimately politically and juridically responsible for the #warcrimes, #crimesagainsthumanity, and possibly #genocide for their war in and on #Tigray.
3/ ICRC in #internationalhumanitarianlaw commentary: “Commanders & other superiors are criminally responsible for war crimes committed by their subordinates if they knew, or had reason to know, that the subordinates were about to commit or were committing such crimes... (cont.)
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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

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.
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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
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.
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…
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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#WarOnTigray #UNSC ‘s #R2P

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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