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It is a depressing day for me!
To hear that #UN declared famine in #Ethiopia, on top of rape, murder, foreign invasion & wanton murder om #Tigray has been the most bitter pill to swallow.
❗Thread 2/10
As a very young, FOB in America, I remember watching 2000 Sydney Olympics, when Ethiopian athletes won their races, the broadcast cutting away to 1984/95 famine to remind viewers of the #Ethiopia they came from. My heart used to sink with embarrassment than joy.
❗Thread 3/10
During those days, I endured crude jokes about "famished Ethiopians", as if there is NOTHING more than that about a country and people, where I came from. That was also the time, #Ethiopia was invaded by the same man, #IsaiasAfwerki that's causing this misrey today
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Let me get this straight professor. You now acknowledge inadvertently spreading misinformation/disinformation in the lead up to this election, you continue to accuse the #Ethiopian Govt. of engaging in it.
As a professor of peace/conflict studies you would be aware that this is Ethiopia’s first shot at a real free and fair democratic election, and you would be aware of the already heightened domestic very lethal tensions, and not just in Tigray. And yet you continue to stoke these.
The Ethiopian Govt is clear they have asked Eritrean troops to leave but they have not yet left, even though undertakings to do so were provided to the U.S.

It is also clear that Tigrayan forces initiated this war and continue - with assistance unknown - to pursue it.
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Today's #Sahara & #HornOfAfrica rainfall forecasts follow.

It is now two weeks till the first open democratic #Ethiopian election.
To open here's a high resolution satellite image of the Nile Basin from Cairo to Lake Victoria including Eastern Ethiopia where the #GERD dam is located, and where the Blue Nile - source of much of the Nile's flow - originates in Lake Tana (the heart shaped lake).
We will zoom in on the #HornOfAfrica starting with the wider picture. On the left side of this image you can see a #WesternSahara water transport event which is significantly impacting weather conditions in Europe. (See more in the attached thread )
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My response to #USA Senate, if I were #Ethiopia 😂
The Senate says
1) calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities in the Tigray Region of #Ethiopia;

Me: Good idea: Tell #TPLF to disarm

(2) condemns in the strongest terms all violence against civilians;

Me: everyone agres
(3) calls on the Govt of #Eritrea to immediately & fully withdraw its military forces from #Ethiopia,

Me: They already said they are withdrawing, but has to be done carefully.
(3 cont) condemns in the strongest terms any human rights violations, murder, looting, rape, & other crimes committed by the Eritrean military or any other forces in the Tigray Region or elsewhere in #Ethiopia;

Me: incidents should be investigated, but this is #TPLF propaganda.
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An image of thunderstorm activity in the Ethiopian #Abbay #BlueNile basin this afternoon, also showing significant rains South #Yemen and over most of #Somalia.

Todays, 27th April, accumulated rain forecasts for the #MiddleEast & #HornOfAfrica follow in the thread below.
#ArabianStorms activity was boosted today by moisture flowing from the #Ethiopian monsoon rains in the Ethiopian Highlands, the watershed of the #Abbay #BlueNile catchment.

Below you see a 10-day GFS forecast of accumulated rain over North Africa.
This animation shows the flows of moisture from this morning across the Red Sea. A process which is called the "Southern Gate" by Saudi weather entusiasts. #ArabianStorms #Abbay #BlueNile #GERD
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I hv a fairly interesting story of a taxi ride I had a couple nights back. I rode it from Washington National Airport to my home because I didn’t want to wait for Lyft. Upon entering the vehicle I’m usually the first to greet & engage w/ the driver.
This time I was met by an individual who was equally acknowledging and willing to converse. We exchanged small talk for a few abt how business was now tht an ease on lockdown started & ppl were flying more.
He explained how he knew of several cab drivers who contracted COVID & were no longer alive. Pleasantries continued to be exchanged between us; expressing ideas of gratefulness for life, not taking things for granted, etc...
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We must remind the wrld how #TPLF forced a discontent #Ethiopian army during the ‘98 border war to invade, occupy, rape, pillage & kill #Eritreans w/ our sovereign borders. The same actions used against Eritreans by Tigrayan’s then, are the same tactics applied upon their ppl.
How can the wrld gloss over the fact tht these savages who raped their ppl in #Tigray for decades, disgustingly committed the same violent crimes against humanity upon elderly, young #Eritrean women. Meanwhile, int’l wrld sat idle & hushed while USAID operated illegally in Badme.
The deceit, & repugnant character of these ppl hv painstakingly been obvious for generations to #Eritreans, #Ethiopians & #Somali ppl, instead adored, protected & supported by the same self-interested, bloodsucking imperialists nations who’ve deliberately shielded #TPLF.
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I had asked @EthzemaLeader the following question after his controversial/deliberate remark against #IslamicBanking/#InterestFreeBanking (as it is called here in #Ethiopia). I have today watched another video of him where he tried to "Clarify" but continued to insult us more.
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First of all, he has tried to defend that he is not an #islamophobe by bringing #Muslim audience & that his grandmother was a Muslim. This is the same reply many persons give when they are confronted with their #Islamophobic attitude. #BerhanuNega is no different.
#Ethiopia
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You can have #Muslim parents, lived with #Muslims fasted #Ramadan, eaten #Dates or #Sambusa etc you can still be an #islamophobe. One can claim to be a Muslim but in reality be the most #Islamophobic person that hates #Muslims and #Islam. It is a lame excuse!

#Islamophobia

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This 2019 article, written a year before the ethnofascist #TPLF launched war on #Ethiopia, exposes the rampant #rape &sexual violence that #women of #Tigray suffered from the rapist TPLF gang. The defeated criminal TPLF "men" are continuing their rape now!
africanfeminism.com/yikono-campaig…
2) In this video clip from 2018 brodacast of #Tigray's DW-TV, a #Tigrayan woman recounts the horrible mysogynistic culture in Tigray under #TPLF, where #rape & sexual violence against Tigray's #women is a commonplace occurence, & 60% of Tigrayan womem are victims of rape.
#Yikono
3) #Tigrayan feminist @meazaG_, speaking to #TigrayMediaHouse in 2019, over a year before the war, explained the horrific level of #rape in #Tigray's society. She said men regularly kick & oppress women every night.Tigray ppl were victims of #TPLF. #TPLFcrimes
#Eritrea #Ethiopia
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#Primer on #Ethiopian Politics

#Unitarist Vs #Federlaist

- Has little to do with level of #decentralisation of power ordinarily associated with these notions

A critical mass of Ethiopians support #federalism-incl most, if not all, forces within ruling party - incl Abiy - 1
For #ethnonationalists, I believe, any politics based on individual #equality (citizenship or republican politics) is #Unitarist - so #Nigeria, #Kenya (which ban ethnic parties), #Germany and #UnitedStates are Unitary, regardless of their robust federal/devolved structures - 2
What ethnonatioanlists consider #federalist is actually politics based on #ethnicity - (which goes beyond ethnic federalism) - much like Arend Lijphart's prototypical #consociational system - so soemthing like #Belgium and #BosniaHerzegovina, but for 80+ ethnic groups – 3
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How Discrimination in Judaism led to the growth of Christianity

A story about an African Queen, and her treasurer, a black (Jewish) Cushite ✡ eunuch (a sexual minority) convert to a new Jewish sect called, The Way — today, it's called Christianity.

The Black Queen in The New Testament

“Toward the end of Acts, Philip converts an #Ethiopian eunuch to Christianity. He's described as “a court official of “Candace” queen of the Ethiopians” and as being “in charge of all her treasure”.
“Interestingly, the eunuch is also said to have traveled to Jerusalem in order to worship there. While there are plenty of questions raised by the eunuch’s presence in the text, I felt more intrigued by those concerning the queen he served.”

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I would to send my deepest condolences to the family of Ato Bafekadu Damesse Bazabgh, the driver of the Irish aid agency, GOA Ethiopia, who was savagely killed last Friday, 23Kilometers from the town of Nedjo in the West Wallaga Zone of the Oromia region.
He left behind a wife and three children; two girls and one boy.His family said he was a selfless and giving person. All he wants was to earn money to support his three children's education. He left behind children who will never know what it’s like to grow up with their father.
I am sick and tired of seeing the horrific images and graphic videos of innocent people being massacred throughout the country and the failure of the government to protect the people.
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Short @AbiyAhmedAli: We defeated #TPLF (june tah) completely & #Eritrea is in #Ethiopia only because we are at war with TPLF whom we have defeated completely 4 month ago. Mayyybe our soldiers & Isaias did a little raping here and there but TPLF ATTACKED NORTHERN COMMAND!
(2) #Eritrea|ns have made a very strong argument as to why they cannot withdraw from sovereign #Ethiopia|n territories, because they fear being attacked by #TPLF (who I have totally annihilated) and I must say I find their arguments compelling. The war is to catch 12 people.
(3) The call for us to withdraw #Amhara Special Forces from #Tigray is like me telling the US: Colorado National Guard cannot be dispatched to California in a state of emergency. Everybody knows Colorado ethnics & California ethnics are analogous to Tigray-Amhara ethnies.
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The International community (IC) has the ground to invoke its residual responsibility to protect (R2P) #Tigrayans. According to the R2P commitment, state sovereignty is a responsibility for people's welfare. 1
R2P is states' and IC's responsibility to protect populations from the worst forms of violence: genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. 2
un.org/en/genocidepre…
Welfare and protection from these crimes is primarily the state's responsibility. But the IC has a residual responsibility, especially when "national authorities manifestly fail to protect their populations". 3
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The genocidal and traitorous man, @AbiyAhmedAli, has told the world it is his right to commit war crimes and violate IHL using Amhara, Eritrean and Ethiopian armies in Tigray. He rebuffed calls for Eritrean and Amhara armies to leave Tigray. 1/2
He blamed Tigrayans for anything and engaged in the usual lies and deception. He mocked the pain of "their women"[Tigrayan women] that are being raped by #Eritrean, #Ethiopian and marauding #Amhara militias by arguing it is nothing compared to the damage on his army. 2/2
He accused @CNN, @amnesty, @hrw and many others that reported on the Tigray crimes of being paid by TPLF.
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The frenzied attack by Biden's administration on #Ethiopia is NEVER about people in Tigray or anywhere else. No amount of countering its false narratives will satiate its appetite for 'invading' #Ethiopia, as its chance through the insurgents is fading. @_AfricanUnion @PMEthiopia
The @POTUS knows the facts; in fact, better than we do! These people are hell-bent on breaking the spirit of #Ethiopianism. They will come after anything #Ethiopian, which they are already condemning as savagery & #Amhara|nism.

This is no more a conspiracy theory; it's reality!
Biden's administration is propelling the #US for a new round of bloodbaths across the world. Having woken up to a waning global influence, the admin. is seeking to mobilize its military muscle to force submission. It views #Ethiopia as an ideal launchpad within its reach.
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#BREAKING: Scores of migrants burned to death at #Houthi migrant detention centre in Sanaa, HRW report says arab.news/65zue
#BREAKING: Five survivors of #Houthi migrant camp fire speak of mistreatment in HRW report arab.news/65zue
UPDATE: Scores of migrants were killed on March 7 after Houthi security forces launched unidentified projectiles into an immigration detention center in Sanaa, causing a fire, @HRW said arab.news/wp95q
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#YEMEN
#African communities in #Sanaa refuse politicization of refugee shelter fire
In a statement issued after a press conference in front of the International Organization for Migration @IOM_Yemen’s office in the capital #Sanaa, representatives of the #Ethiopian,
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#Sudanese, #Eritrean, #Somali, and #Djiboutian communities refused the politicization of the issue of shelter fire, noting that the investigation into the accident is continuing.

In their statement, the #African communities confirmed that the Salvation Government, despite
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the difficulties of the war and the blockade, provides aid to African refugees, and the foremost of that aid is that their children receive free education.
The statement explained that the aggression and the blockade on #Yemen increased the suffering of refugees, and many of
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Thread 1) Are we witnessing a #genocidal campaign by #Eritrea’n forces in the #war in #Tigray #Ethiopia? The atrocities committed and the apparent intent may seem to point in that direction. In this thread I will outline the argument supporting such possible claim. #genocide
2) First, it is important to distinguish between #Eritrean & #Ethiopian forces, although #ENDF is also allegedly responsible for mass atrocities. But in #genocide the intent of the atrocities is also important to consider, which appears more ambiguous in relation to ENDF.
3) It has been documented widespread & systematic #massacers of civilians by #EDF throughout Tigray, targeted as #Tegaru. Many witnesses also claim that Eritrean troops have admitted to orders to kill #Tigrayan men & boys, so they shall not later revenge the atrocities.
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1. The IC has failed the people of #Tigray where civilian killing has been normalized. The death toll, specially in rural areas is heart breaking.
On January 29th; the #Ethiopian & #Eritrean troops have massacred countless civilians in villages surrounding Hawzen
#TigrayGenocide
2. On this particular day; people were at Sakba St.Mary Church celebrating a religious holiday “Astereyo Mariam” only for the service to be interrupted by the arrival of the savages
Luckily; someone alerted the mass and most of them fled to the nearest mountain

#TigrayGenocide
3. Unfortunately; there were 8 senior citizens who couldn’t flee the church and were all killed on the spot. The savages ransacked the church, took whatever they can carry and continued to the nearby villages where they killed a number of civilians

#TigrayGenocide
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#PIA states that he had told Debretesion of #TPLF when they met in Umhajer January 7, 2019 that it was not in the best interest of #TPLF to prepare for war. Debretsion’s reply was “ኣይትኸውንን ኢያ"
Every war is the result of a miscalculation and #TPLF’s war on #ENDF and after that hope to march to Addis and Asmara was a big miscalculation
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Brief history of #Amharic
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(I kinda did this during my sophomore year for a Linguistics paper so...... “just trust me bro”🙏🏿)
#Ethiopia
During the #Axumite Kingdom, the official language was Ge’ez, an ancient Ethio-Semitic language. Despite reaching vast areas (upto Yemen) during its heyday, Axum proper was considered to range from Northern #Eritrea in the north to #Shewa in the south
In the 10th century, #Axum was destroyed and replaced by the Cushitic-speaking #Zagwe kingdom, led by #Agaws. Ge’ez speakers were separated north and south with the Agaws taking up the territory in between. Worth noting that Agaw is called “Bilen” in #Eritrea.
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Thread 1: Farmaajo from HERO to ZERO.
A government on no Agenda, no direction.
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In 2016 #Farmaajo ran a populist campaign jam-packed with Somalia nationalism & anti #Ethiopia rhetoric. Today he has become a darling of the Ethiopians whereby he is using the same Ethiopian forces to achieve his selfish political ambitions.

What changed❓
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In his first attempt to consolidate power, Farmaajo assembled a team of his inner circle, relatives & friends who were unqualified and who had questionable character. They were appointed to some of the most important and critical positions in govt.
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Along w/AG #Ethiopia Fed. Police unveiled breathtaking evidence of planning, coordination & overt acts in #Tigray. If proven, will be hard to overcome in court 4 #TPLF leaders facing treason related charges. Details below.
#Ethiopian: - "... via @YouTube
Fed. police has identified 253 suspects, including retired and active military leaders and 96 top #TPLF leaders who created a clandestine group to take control of the country. 124 suspects arrested, many killed during the operation, others are wanted as fugitives from justice
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