Eritrean soldiers are blocking and looting food aid in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region, according to government documents obtained by AFP, stoking fears of starvation deaths as fighting nears the six-month mark.


Tue, April 27, 2021, 1:21 PM·4 min read
Source: AFP
Eritrean soldiers are blocking and looting food aid in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region, according to government documents obtained by AFP, stoking fears of starvation deaths as fighting nears the six-month mark.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray in November to detain and disarm leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the regional ruling party that once dominated national politics.

He said the move came in response to TPLF attacks on army camps and that fighting would be over quickly.

But as the war drags on, world leaders are increasingly concerned about what US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called an impending humanitarian “disaster” — and the role of Eritrean troops in exacerbating it.

Those concerns have been echoed in multiple presentations given to aid groups this month by the Emergency Coordination Centre of Tigray’s Abiy-appointed interim government — copies of which AFP has reviewed.

The most recent presentation, dated April 23, says Eritrean soldiers had forced aid workers providing food relief out of multiple parts of Tigray, including the areas of Samre and Gijet south of the regional capital Mekele.

It says, in broken English, that Eritrean soldiers have also started showing up at food distribution points in Tigray, looting the supplies after “our beneficiaries became frightened and (ran) away.”

An official who attended the April 23 presentation, and who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said aid workers were visibly frustrated over their inability to access parts of the region.

“Some of the NGO workers were crying because of the systemic denial… some of them were screaming, crying,” the official said, adding that government officials coordinating relief efforts were also fed up.

– Checkpoints blocked –

Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 in large part for his rapprochement with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, ending a stalemate stemming from a brutal border war fought from 1998 to 2000.

But Isaias’ government and the TPLF remained bitter enemies.

For months after the Tigray war broke out, Addis Ababa and Asmara denied troops from neighbouring Eritrea were involved.

Abiy finally acknowledged their role in late March and said soon after they would withdraw.

In a phone call with Abiy Monday, Blinken again pressed for the Eritreans to leave, saying they were “contributing to the growing humanitarian disaster.”

Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel denied allegations of aid obstruction on Tuesday.

He told AFP in an email that his country did not block food aid to Ethiopia during the border war two decades ago and had no intention of starting now.

“No way that Eritrea can block humanitarian assistance or loot them,” he said.

But General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam, head of a command post in Tigray, told AFP Tuesday that in the “last two weeks we had access problems to pass some of the checkpoints, especially controlled by Eritreans”.

He referenced a critical checkpoint linking the towns of Adigrat and Axum as an example.

“We have sent our staff to talk to the Eritrean commanders who are commanding those troops at the checkpoint. We are waiting to hear the reply,” Yohannes said.

– Hunger deaths –

The Tigray government documents obtained by AFP also cite aid obstruction by special forces from Ethiopia’s Amhara region, which has made no secret of its intention to annex western and southern Tigray.

The April 23 presentation said five areas in southern Tigray were facing “a very critical situation and need immediate food assistance.”

However, it added, “they are under Amhara military forces and they obstructed their movement too,” referring to the transport of food aid.

One of the areas, known as Ofla, was cited in a UN Security Council briefing on April 16 by Mark Lowcock, the undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, who said he had received a report of 150 people dying from hunger there.

AFP could not confirm that figure.

A Tigray government presentation dated April 9 said that in Ofla “around 8 people died because of hunger.”

Subsequent presentations have not included death tolls.

Fighting in Tigray disrupted the harvest in a region that was already food insecure.

Abiy’s government said in mid-April that no one had died from hunger during the war.


(Certain individuals from within the Eritrean opposition are, unfortunately, once more indulging into expressing negative views against what they wish to call “the others”. This harmful PFDJ-kind of “don’t attend their meeting” attitude should not be allowed to re-visit the opposition. It is to be recalled that Mr. Amanuel Eyasu of the Assenna Foundation sent personal messages to several people, including EPDP members, asking them to attend a preliminary zoom discussion on what can be done to create a common platform in the struggle against the regime in Eritrea. For the benefit of anyone interested on the matter, below is an English translation of the full text of a clarification statement issued by EPDP Chairman, Mr. Tesfai Woldemichael (Degiga), on 25 April 2021. Good reading.)


EPDP Chairman’s Clarification Statement

It is an open secret that members of the Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) have been attending all kinds of meetings and initiatives calling for a common struggle against the dictatorship in Eritrea. Examples of such meetings at which EPDP members actively attended and expressed their views included various Yiakl/Enough meetings, women’s initiatives, Snit panels, government in exile discussions and what have you. Therefore, those EPDP members who attended the 14 April meeting called by the Assenna Foundation did so for the same aims, and of course had no hidden agenda to promote. The invitations were sent on individual basis and not for representation of parties; nor were the attendees at the meeting assigned by their leaderships. Furthermore, it must be clear that EPDP members have the right and the liberty of attending any Eritrean meeting to which they are invited, and sometimes to attend meeting to which they are not invited in person.  

Per the EPDP Constitution, any party member has the right to be a member of a civil society or a popular movement of his/her choice. But no EPDP member can be a member of another political organization. That is why the EPDP side at the Assenna Foundation head-on asked if the meeting was intending to create a new organization. [To be fair], the response by the Assenna Foundation was that their initiative was simply to coordinate forces willing to work together and that their move was in no way opposed to other opposition forces.   

To be clear enough [for those who did not know], EPDP is the Eritrean party that has actually and repeatedly shown its steadfast position in defending its independent political decision. For that, it has been paying dearly. These truths have been very well recorded in the archives of the Eritrean opposition camp.

At the present, the EPDP is devoting all its potential and resources to promote the creation of an all-inclusive national umbrella that can bring together the political organizations, popular movements and civil societies. For the EPDP, this is the top priority and it has no ulterior agenda [as insinuated by certain quarters]. 

Regarding the war in Tigray, the EPDP is guided by the Political Statement issued at the extraordinary meeting of its Central Council on 21 November 2020 which partly reads as follows: 

  1. The EPDP condemns in the strongest terms possible this Abiy-isaias on the people and the regional government of Tigray. We know causes of the war to be political and constitutional in nature and we call upon both sides to stop the armed hostilities and find an appropriate political solution.
  2. The EPDP supports the calls by international and regional organizations, governments, religious and human rights bodies for ending the war, and we in particular urge warring parties to accept the initiative of the African Union for peace mediation. In the meantime, we call upon the international community to give serious attention to the plight of all refugees and internally displaced persons in the region.
  3. Justifiable fears of Eritreans are that one of the objectives of this war is to damage and compromise the hard-won sovereignty of the Eritrean people. We thus renew the call on the Eritrean armed forces and people to redouble their efforts to remove the treacherous dictatorship of Isaias Afeworki before it gets too late.
  4. The territorial integrity and sovereignty of Eritrea is already endangered by Dictator Isaias Afeworki’s decision to turn Eritrea into a military base for Ethiopian land, air and naval forces. That is why we say it high time for the entire Eritrean nation to rise up against the one-man dictatorship and in the meantime ask for the most immediate withdrawal of Ethiopian forces from Eritrean land.
  5. The treacherous one-man dictatorship in Eritrea did not only allow the entry of foreign armed forces to Eritrea, but it also reportedly forced Eritrean army units to be exposed to the risks of the war in Tigray forgetting that their sole responsibility isf being the guardians of Eritrean sovereignty and the safety of its people.This emergency meeting of the Central Council therefore calls on the Eritrean armed forces to abandon their unjustified involvement in the war that does not concern them. We reiterate our urge to our own people to help in finding ways for safe return of its sons and daughters forced to join this war.
  6. Likewise, our Party calls for an end of the ongoing ethnic killings in Ethiopia and condemns the massive attacks of the Ethiopian Government in Tigray region.
  7. We forcefully reject any abuses on civilians and theft of their properties. As such, the reported seizure of people’s property under the cover of war is a criminal act not to be condoned, whoever the actor; it must also be clear to all that such illegal seizures will have consequences.
  8. The world is well aware that many Eritreans have long been forced to live in exile due to the 30-year liberation war and, since 1991, because of the intolerable situation under the one-man dictatorship. Ethiopia and the Sudan have been among the generous benefactors supporting our exiled people. To this day, Ethiopia hosts a large number of Eritrean refugees, many of them in camps in the Tigray region. Because of this, the total membership in our party and many Eritreans are deeply concerned about the precarious situation of Eritrean refugees in the war zone.
  9. The EPDP Central Council therefore wishes to draw the attention of all concerned bodies including the international community to provide the necessary protection and support the tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees in the region.

This self-evident statement tells all about the EPDP position on the matter. Likewise, the party’s relations in cooperation with all forces that support our struggle against the dictatorship in Eritrea have been clear for a very long time. We once more underline that the EPDP shall never be stopped from promoting principled relations with:

  • Forces that respect Eritrean sovereignty;
  • Forces that shall desist from violating our independent political decision;
  • Forces that accept relations on the basis of mutual respect;
  • Forces willing to refrain from interference in one’s internal affairs; and
  • Forces willing to promote peace and common interests.

On Eritrean-Ethiopian relations, the Party’s Third and Unity Congress [of 2019] has adopted the EPDP’s position on relations guaranteed by institutional instruments and not to be based on the whims of individual leaders. The relations with Ethiopia must be based on non-interference on each other’s internal affairs, and aim to promote peace and basic interests of the two countries/peoples. 

We in the EPDP thus reiterate [to all concerned] that we shall continue to struggle on the bases of our declared objectives and that the attendance of some party members at the meeting called by Assenna Foundation was not a new occurrence. Therefore, even though there cannot be any wild distortion that can win over the truth, we anyway felt to alert the public against certain quarters of ill-will bent at repeating the un-wanted and mutually harmful history of negative campaigns with falsehoods against the EPDP.   

Let’s Unify Our Ranks to Protect Eritrean Sovereignty!!

Office of the EPDP Chairman

25 April, 2021

مئات الآلاف من سكان إقليم تيغراي فرّوا من مناطقهم بسبب القتال بعد هجوم الجيش الإثيوبي (رويترز)

مئات الآلاف من سكان إقليم تيغراي فرّوا من مناطقهم بسبب القتال بعد هجوم الجيش الإثيوبي (رويترز)

قالت وزارة الخارجية الأميركية إن وزير الخارجية أنتوني بلينكن تحدث إلى رئيس الوزراء الإثيوبي آبي أحمد اليوم الاثنين، وحث على انسحاب القوات الإريترية المتورطة في صراع تيغراي "على الفور وبشكل كامل وبطريقة يمكن التحقق منها".

وقال المتحدث باسم وزارة الخارجية الأميركية نيد برايس في بيان بشأن الاتصال الهاتفي، إن بلينكن أشار إلى أن القوات الإريترية وقوات أمهرة الإقليمية تساهم في تفاقم الكارثة الإنسانية وارتكاب انتهاكات لحقوق الإنسان في إقليم تيغراي الذي تمزقه الصراعات.

وأضاف برايس "شدد الوزير أيضا على ضرورة قيام جميع أطراف النزاع بإنهاء الأعمال القتالية على الفور".

وتقول إثيوبيا إنها ملتزمة بالتحقيق في انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان، وإنها تقدم مساعدات إنسانية في تيغراي.

واندلع القتال في تيغراي في نوفمبر/ تشرين الثاني بعد أن هاجمت الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير تيجراي قواعد للجيش في أنحاء المنطقة.

المصدر : رويترز

ኣባላት ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ (ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ) ንሓባራዊ ጸረ ምልካዊ ቃልሲ ኣብ ዝጽውዑ ተበግሶታት ክሳተፉን ርእይቶታቶም ክልግሱን ከም ዝጸንሑ ሕቡእ ኣይኰነን። ነዚ ብዝምልከት ብንቕሎ ኣዴታት፡ ብምንቅስቓስ ይኣክል፡ ብትካል ስኒትን መንግስቲ ኣብ ስደትን ኣብ ዝተጸውዑ ኣኼባታት ክሳተፉ ምጽንሖም ዝዝከር ኢዩ። እቶም ኣብ’ዚ ብኣሰና ፋውንደሽን እተጸውዐ ኣኼባ እተሳተፉ ኣባላት ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ፡ ካብ’ዚ መንቀሊ’ዚ ተበጊሶም ደኣ’ምበር ካልእ ንምዕዋቱ ዝተበገስሉ ሕቡእ ኣጀንዳ ኣይነበሮምን። ከምኡ’ውን፡ በብውልቆም ንዝተገብረሎም ዕድመ ኣኺቢሮም ደኣ’ምበር ንውድቦም ወኪሎም ወይ ብመሪሕነቶም ተመዚዞም ዝተሳተፍዎ ኣኼባ ኣይነበረን። ኣብ ርእስ’ዚ፡ ኣባላት ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ ተዓዲሞም ጥራሕ ዘይኰነስ፡ ከይተዓደሙ ብኤርትራውያን ኣብ ዝጽውዑ ኣኼባታት ክሳተፉ መሰሎም ከምዝዀነ ክፍለጥ ይግባእ።

ኣባልነት ብዝምልከት፡ ብመሰረት ቅዋም ሰልፊ፡ ዝዀነ ኣባል ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ ኣብ ሲቪላዊ ምንቅስቓሳት ኣባል ክኸውን መሰል ኣለዎ ኢዩ። ኣባል ክልተ ፖለቲካዊ ውድባት ክኸውን ግን ቅዋም ሰልፊ ኣየፍቅደሉን ኢዩ። ኣብ’ዚ ኣሰና ፋውንደሽን ዝጸውዖ ኣኼባ  ምምስራት ሓድሽ ፖለቲካዊ ውድብ ድዩ ዝድለ ዘሎ  ዝብል ሕቶ  ምቕራቡ ነዚ ንምርግጋጽ ኢዩ ነይሩ። ብሸነኽ ኣሰና ፋውንደሽን ዝተዋህበ መልሲ እውን ሓደ ርእይቶ ንዘለዎም ምጥርናፍ እምበር ሓድሽ ውድብ ምፍጣርን፡ ኣንጻር ውድባት ዘቕንዐን ከም ዘይኰነ እዩ ተሓቢሩ። 

ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ፡ ንናጻ ፖለቲካዊ ውሳኔኡ ኣሕሊፉ ከምዘይህብ ብግብሪ ደጊሙ ደጋጊሙ ዘረጋገጸን ከቢድ ዋጋ ዝኸፈለሉን ውድብ ኢዩ። እዚ ብቓል ዘይኰነስ ሰነዳት ተቓወምቲ ሓይልታት ኤርትራ ከይተረፉ ዘረጋግጽዎ ጭብጢ እውን ኢዩ።  ሕጂ ድማ፡ ንኵሎም ተቓወምቲ ፓለቲካዊ ሓይልታት፡ ህዝባዊ ምንቅስቓሳትን ሲቪላውያን ማሕበራትን ዝጥርንፍ ዝሰፍሐ ጽላል ንምቛም ቀዳምነት ሂቡን ዝለዓለ ዓቕምታቱ ኣዋፊሩን ንምዕዋቱ ብዕቱብነት ይሰርሓሉ ኣሎ። ካብ’ዚ ዕላማ’ዚ ንላዕሊ ዝጥምቶ ካልእ ዕማም ድማ የብሉን።

ብዛዕባ ኣብ ትግራይ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ውግእ እንተዀይኑ፡ ማእከላይ ባይቶ ሰ.ዲ.ህ.ኤ ብ21 ሕዳር 2020 ኣብ ዘካየዶ ህጹጽ ኣኼባኡ ከም’ዚ ዝስዕብ ሰፊሩ ዘሎ ትሕዝቶ ዘለዎ ኣዋጅ ኣውጺኡ ምንባሩ ዝፍለጥ ኢዩ።

  1. ናይ ዶር. ኣቢዪን ኢሳያስን ሽርክነት ውግእ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝብን መንግስትን ትግራይ ንዅንን። ኣብ ውሽጢ ኢትዮጵያ ተኸሲቱ ዘሎ ውግእ መበገሲኡ ቅዋማውን ፖለቲካውን ስለዝዀነ፡ ፖለቲካዊ ፍታሕ ክግበረሉ ንጽውዕ።
  1. ብዝተፈላለዩ ኣህጉራውን ዞባውን ትካላት፡ መንግስታት፡ ሃይማኖታዊ ትካላትን ተጣበቕቲ ሰብኣዊ መሰል ዝዀና ማሕበራትን፡ ነዚ ውግእ ጠጠው ንምባል ዘቕርብዎ ዘለዉ ጻውዒት ሰላም እናደገፍና፣ ብፍላይ ድማ፡ እዚ ሕጂ ውድብ ሓድነት ኣፍሪቃ ወሲዱዎ ዘሎ ናይ ዕርቂ ተበግሶ ኩሎም ወገናት ክቕበሉዎ ነማሕጽን። ኣብ ክሊ’ዚ ምዕባሌታት ውግእ ተፈጢሩ ንዘሎ ኩነታት ስደትን ምዝንባልን፡ ኣህጉራዊ ማሕበረሰብ ዕቱብ ኣቓልቦ ክህበሉ፡ ንኹሎም ስደተኛታት ዝምልከት ሓልዮትን ሰብኣዊ ረድኤትን ድማ ከበርክት ማእከላይ ባይቶ ምሕጽንታኡ የቕርብ።
  1. እዚ ሕጂ ተኸሲቱ ዘሎ ውግእ ሓደ ካብ ዕላማታቱ ነቲ ኣሽሓት ህይወት ከፊልና ዘረጋገጽናዮ ልዑላውነት ሃገር ኣሕሊፉ ዝህብ ስለዝዀነን ድሮ እውን ተጋሂሱ ስለ ዘሎን፡ ህዝብን ሰራዊትን ኤርትራ፡ ንምልኪ ስርዓት ኢሳያስ ብዘየዳግም ንምምሓዉ ካብ ካልእ ግዜ ንላዕሊ ሎሚ እዋኑ ስለዝዀነ ክልዓል ንጽውዕ።
  1. ብዝሒ ዘለዎ ሰራዊት ኢትዮጵያ ብስርዓት ኢሳያስ ተፈቒዱሉ ብኣየር፡ ብምድርን ብባሕርን ናብ ሃገርና ኣትዩ ንልዑላውነትና ኣብ ሓደጋ ኣእትዩዎ ይርከብ። ስለዝዀነ ድማ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ፡ ንስርዓት ህግደፍ ንሃገርና ናብ ባዕዳውያን ኣሕሊፉ ብምሃቡ ክኹንኖን ኣብ መሬትና ዝርከብ ዝዀነ ይኹን ባዕዳዊ ሓይሊ ብቕልጡፍ ንኽወጽእ ጸቕጥታቱ ከሐይልን ንጽውዕ።
  1. ስርዓት ህግደፍ ንባዕዳውያን ሓይልታት ናብ መሬትና ከምዝኣትዉ ምግባሩ ከይኣኽሎ፣ ንሰራዊት ኤርትራ’ውን ብዘይድልየቱን እምነቱን ናብ ትግራይ ልኢኹ ኣብ ዘይምልከቶ ውግእ ኣእትዩ ንኸቢድ ሓደጋ ኣቃሊዕዎ ይርከብ። እዚ ሰራዊት እዚ ነቲ ዝተሰለፈሉ ድሕነት ህዝቡን ልዑላውነት ሃገሩን ኣብ ክንዲ ዝከላኸል፣ ካብ ሃገሩ ወጻኢ መዝሓል ጥይት ኰይኑ ይመውትን ይቘስልን ኣሎ። ስለ’ዚ ማእከላይ ባይቶ ሰዲህኤ፡ ብሓደ ወገን እቲ ሰራዊት ባዕሉ ካብቲ ኣትዩዎ ዘሎ ዘይቅኑዕ ውግእ ነብሱ ከውጽእ ክጽዕር፣ ብኻልእ ወገን ድማ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እዞም ኣብ ዘይምልከቶም ውግእ ተኣጒዶም ዘለዉ ደቁ ብዝቐልጠፈ እዋን ናብ ሃገሮም ክምለሱ ብኹሉ ዝከኣሎ መገድታት ክቃለስ ጻውዒትና ነቕርብ።
  1. ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ዝካየድ ዘሎ ኵሉ ዓይነት ዓሌታዊ ምቅትታል ደው ክብል ንጽውዕ። ብማእከላይ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብጅምላ ዝፍጸም ዘሎ ጭፍጨፋ ድማ ብትሪ ንዅንን።
  1. ሰልፍና ንዝዀነ ይኹን ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝቢ ዝግበር ዝምታን ሲቪላዊ ዓመጽን ኣይቅበልን። ስለዝዀነ ከኣ፡ ነዚ ኣብ ትግራይ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ ውግእ ጉልባብ ጌርካ ዝዝመት ንብረት ህዝቢ ምስ ዝህሉ ብገበን ዘሕትትን ውዒሉ ሓዲሩ እቲ ንብረት ናብ ዋንኡ ክምለስ ስለዝግባእን፤ ኣየናይ ሸነኽ ይገብሮ ብዘየገድስ ዝዀነ ሰብ ካብ ናይ ዝምታን ዓመጽን ተግባራት ክቑጠብ ኣጥቢቕና ነተሓሳስብ።
  1. ቅድም ክብል ብመግዛእቲ፡ ድሒሩ’ውን ብሰንኪ ምሕደራ ምልካዊ ስርዓት ኢሳያስ፡ ብዝወረዶ ጭቆናን ኣደራዕን ተማሪሩ ብኣሽሓት ዝቑጸር ህዝብና ኣብ ፈቐዶ ዓለም ፋሕ ኢሉ ኣብ ስደት ክነብር ተገዲዱ እዩ። ነዚ ህዝብና ወሪዱዎ ዘሎ ሕሰም ተረዲኦም ዓቕሞም ዝፈቕዶ ሓገዝ ካብ ዝገብሩ ገበርቲ ሰናይ ጐረባብቲ መንግስታት ኢትዮጵያን ሱዳንን ዝጥቀሳ እየን። ብፍላይ ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ፣ ብዝሒ ዘለዎም ዜጋታትና ኣብ ዝተፈለየ ከተማታትን ዞባታትን ተበቲኖም ምህላዎም ዝፍለጥ ኰይኑ፡ እቶም ዝበዝሑ ድማ ኣብ ትግራይ ኣብ ዝርከባ ዝተፈላለያ መዓስከራት ኢዮም ዝነብሩ ዘለዉ። ሎሚ ምስ’ዚ ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ሓድሽ ናይ ውግእ ኩነታት ሃለዋት ዜጋታትና ኣብ ከቢድ ፈተና ከምዝወደቐ ዘጠራጥር ኣይኰነን። እዚ ኵነት’ዚ ኣብ ኣእሙሮ ኣባላትናን ህዝብናን ዓቢ ሻቕሎት ፈጢሩ ከምዘሎ ባይቶ መዚኑ። ኣብ’ዛ ፈታኒት እዋን እዚኣ ነዞም ኣብ ሓደጋ ዝርከቡ ስደተኛታት ዜጋታትና ኣድላዪ ሓገዝን ሓለዋን ክግበረሎም ንኹሎም ብቐረባ ዝምልከቶምን ንኣህጉራዊ ሕብረተሰብ ብሓፈሻን ኣጥቢቕና ንሓትት። ነቶም ካብ ናይ ውግእ ዞባ ወጻኢ፡ ኣብ ካልእ ቦታታት ኢትዮጵያ ዘለዉ ድማ ንድሕነቶም ህጹጽ ኣቓልቦን ደገፍን ክግበረሎም ምሕጽንታና ነቕርብ።
  1. ኣብ መወዳእታ፡ ኩሎም ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ኤርትራውያን ኣብ’ዛ ሒዝናያ ዘለና ዓመተ 2020 ካብ ዝኾነ ይኹን ግዜ ንላዕሊ ተቐራሪቦም ክሰርሑ ይርኣዩ ብምህላዎም ሓደ ዓቢ ስጉምቲ ንቕድሚት እዩ። ጽምዶ ፖለቲካዊ ሓይልታትን ምቅርራብ ዝተፈላለዩ ምንቅስቓሳትን ሲቪክ ማሕበራትን ካብ ግዜ ናብ ግዜ እናሓየለ ይኸይድ ኣሎ። ይኹን እምበር ምስ’ቲ ሕጂ ገጢሙና ዘሎ ብድሆታት ዝመጣጠን ኣይኮነን። ሰልፊ ዲሞክራሲ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ምስ ኩሎም እቶም ዛጊት ዝተፈላለየ ናይ ሓድነት ጻውዒት ዝገበሩ ይኹን ዘይገበሩ ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ሓይልታት ተቐራሪቡ ክሰርሕ ድልው ምዃኑ እናኣረጋገጸ፥ እቲ መስርሕ ሓባራዊ ስራሕ ብዝለዓለ ናህሪ ክቀላጠፍ ጻውዒቱ የቕርብ።

እዉጅ መርገጽ ሰዲህኤ ከም’ዚ ኣብ ላዕሊ በሪሁ ዘሎ ነፍሰ ገላጺ ስለ ዝዀነ፡ ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ምስፋሕ ዘድሊ ኣይመስለናን። ብዛዕባ ዝምድናና ምስ ኩሎም ኣንጻር ምልኪ እነካይዶ ቃልሲ ዝደጋገፉና ሓይልታትን ዘሎና ምትሕብባር እውን ካብ ነዊሕ ግዜ ንጹር እዩ።  ሰዲህኤ፡ ምስቶም ንልዑላውነትና  ዘኽብሩ፡ ንናጽነት ፖሊቲካዊ ውሳኔና ዘይግህሱ፡ ኣብ ሓድሕድ ምክብባር ዝምርኰስ፡ ኣብ ውሽጣዊ ጉዳያት ኢደ ጣልቃነት ዘየፍቅድ፡ ንሓባራዊ ረብሓን ሰላምን ዘገልግል ዝምድና ክፈጥርን ከዕኩኹን ድሕር ከም ዘይብል ንገልጽ። ንዝምድና ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ኣመልኪቱ ሳልሳይን ሓድነታውን ጉባኤ ሰዲህኤ፣ መሰረታዊ ረብሓን ሰላምን ኣብ ግምት ዘእተወ ብድሌት ውልቀ መራሕቲ ዘይኰነ ብትካላዊ ኣሰራርሓ ዝተዋሕሰ፣ ኣብ ናይ ሓድሕድ ጉዳይ ኢድ ጣልቃ ዘይምትእትታው ዝስረት ዝምድና፡ ከህሉ  ውሲኑ እዩ።

ኣብ ተበግሶ ኣሰና ፋውንደሽን፡ ናይ ኣባላት ሰዲህኤ ምስታፍ፡ ደጊምና ሓድሽ ከም ዘይኰነ እናገልጽና፡ ሰዲህኤ ኣብ ክሊዚ ኣዉጅ መርገጻቱ ከም ዝዋሳእ ንሕብር።

እቲ ሓቅታት እዚ ክነሱ፥ ኣብ ልዕሊ ሰዲህኤ ካብ ገለ ክልታት ዝፍኖ መጥቃዕታዊ ወፈራ፡ ኣሰካፊ እዩ’ሞ፡ ዋላኳ ንሓቂ ዝስዕር እንተዘይኰነ፡ ታሪኽ ነቲ ኣሉታዊ ጐድኑ ይደግሞ ክይህሉ ህዝብና ከስተብህለሉ ንጽውዕ።

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25 ሚያዝያ 2021

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:07

መንገዲ ትግራይ

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ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ ምስ ምምጻእ ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ብዙሕ ምዕብልናታት ኢዮም ተፈጺሞም፡ ብፍላይ ምስ ስርዓት ኣስመራ ናይ ሰላም መንገዲ ምኻድ ብዝብል ነቲ ናይ ዶብ ብይን ብዘይቕድመ-ኩነት ክቕበሎ ድሉው ምዃኑ ገሊጹስ ኣስመራ-ኣዲስ ኣበባ ምምልላስ  ናይ ክልተኦም መንጎናን ብዝሒ ክንርእይ ክኢልና።

 እቶም ዝበዛሕና ኤርትራውያን ንጽበዮ ዝነበርና እቲ ዶብ ክሕንጸጽ፣ እቲ መንእሰይ ካብ ደረት ዘይብሉ ኣገልግሎት ክናገፍ፥ ህዝቢ ድማ ብዓቢኡ ናብ ዝደለዮ ሃገራት ክገይሽ፡ እሞ ደቑን ፈተውቱን ክርእይ ኢዩ ነይሩ ትጽቢት፡ ግን  ኩሉ በኒኑ ተሪፉ።

ኢህወደግ ዝመርሖ ዝነበረ ፖለቲካ ኢትዮጵያ ድማ ኣብ ውሽጡ ጸገማት ስለዝጸንሖ ናይ ፖለቲካ ስነ-ሓሳብ ድዩ ፡ናይ ምሕደራ ብልሽውና ኣብ ውሽጡ ተሓቑኑ ዝጸንሐ፡ ከሰጋግሮ ኢሉ ዝወሰኖ ድማ ናይ ኣብይ ኣሕመድ ምምጻእ ኣብ ስልጣን ከም ቐዳማይ ሚኒስተር ኮይኑ መጺኡ። ምምጽኡ ብብዙሓት ኢትዮጵያውያን ነቲ ሒዙዎ ዝመጸ ጭርሖ ምድማር ብዙሕ ተስፋ ተነቢርሉ።

ኣብ'ዚ ዝሓለፈ 3 ዓመት ብወገን ኤርትራ መንግስቲ ካብ'ቲ ትጽቢት ህዝቢ ወጻኢ ማለት ዶብ ክሕንጸጽ፣ እሱራት ክፍትሑ፣ ኣገልግሎት ከብቕዕ ወይ ክሓጽር ዝብሉ፡ብኣንጻሩ ድፍረት ንልዕላውነት ኤርትራ ፣ ነዚ ኹሉ መስዋእቲ ዝተኸፍሎ ቓልሲ ካብ መግዛእቲ ምንጋፍ ኣይከሰርናን ፣ ነቲ ን30 ዓመት ከም ሃገር ዝኾነት ሃገርን ልዕላውነት ዘለዎ ህዝኒ ኤርትራ ድማ ' ክልተ ህዝቢ ኢና ዝብል ታሪኽ ዘይፈልጥ'ዩ " ተባሂልና ብኢሰያስ ኣብ መሬት ኢትዮጵያ ኮይኑ።

ምስ'ዚ እቲ ናይ ዝወሃብ ዝነበረ ውሑዳት ቓለ-መሕተት ኢሰያስ እንታይ ይሓስብ ከም ዝነበረ ንመብዛሕትኡ ኤርትራዊ እቲ ሓደጋ ዝመጽእ ይረኣዮ ነይሩ፡ ምናልባት ናይ ግዜ ምፍልልይ እንተዘይኮይኑ። ብወገን ኢትዮጵያ ድማ እቲ ኢህወደግ ዝመርሕ ዝነበረ ህወሓት ካብ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ናብ መቐለ ክቕይር ተገዲዱ፡ ምስ'ዚ ተተሓሒዙ ኢትዮጵያ ናበይ ወይ መንገዲ ትግራይ ከመይ ይመስል ዝብል ድማ ብግሁድ ዝኸይድ ዝነበረ ምዃኑ ርዱእ እዩ።

ኣብ ትግራይ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ ምዕብልናታት ድማ ብፍላይ ካብ ውርሒ 11 ናይ ዝሓለፈ ዓመት እንተ ርእይና፡ መንገዲ ትግራይ ናበይ ዝብል ክለዓል ግድን እዩ።

ሓደ ነገር ንጹር ክኸውን ዘለዎ ብዘየወላውል፡ ናይ ኤርትራ ሰራዊት ኣብ ውሽጢ ጉዳይ ኢትዮጵያ ብመትከል ጣልቓ ምትእትታው ንጹግ፣ ግጉይ ዘይቕቡል ፍጻሜ ስለዝኾነ ኩላትና ኤርትራውያን ብዘየገድስ ፍልልያትና ክንኩንኖ ይግባእ፡ ሕጂ'ውን ብዘይምስምስ ይውጻእ።

ኤርትራውያን ነዚ ኣብ ጎረቤትና ዝፍጸም ዘሎ ኩነታት ብቐጥታ ይኹን ብተዘዋዋሪ ይጸልወና ስለዝኾነ፡ብፍላይ ድማ ኤርትራ ኣብ ጉዳይ ውግእ ኣብ ትግራይ ኢዳ የእትያ ስለዘላ ንመጻኢ ጉዳይ ኤርትራ ድማ ዘሻቕል ስለዝኾነ ዝተፈላለ ርእይቶታት ሓንሳብ እውን ርሱን ክትዓት ይካየድ ምህላዉ ንኹላትና ብሩህ እዩ።

ኣብ'ዚ ቐረባ እዋን ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራውያን ሓሳባት ንሽግራትና ንምቕላልን መፍትሒ ነቲ ስርዓት ምልኪ ክንስዕሮ ዝብሉ ብዙሓት እዃ እንተኾኑ፡ ገለ ካብ'ቶም ምጥቓስ ፡እቲ ብሓውና ሳልሕ ዮኑስ ዝቐረበ  ሓሳብ "መንግስቲ ኣብ ስደት" ዝብል ክኸውን ከሎ፡እቲ ሓደ ሽነኽ ድማ ብሓውና ኣማንኤል ኢያሱ ዝቐርብ ዘሎ ድማ " ኩሉ ዓቕምና ምስ ትግራይ ጥራሕ ኮይና ነቲ ስርዓት ምውዳቕ"ዝብሉ  እዮም።

እቲ መንግስቲ ኣብ ስደት ዝብል ሓሳብ ክዕወት ክልተ ጉጅለታት ስርሖም ክገብሩ ኣለዎም' ዩ ኢሉ መግለጺኡ ዝጀመረ ሓው ዮኑስ፡እቲ ቐዳማይ ጉጅለ ብተመክሮን ብታሪኽን ህዝባዊ ግንባር ዝመጸ፡ነቲ ታሪኹ ዝበረዘ ስርዓት ህግደፍ መኪቱ ጉዳይ ህግ መዕጸዊ ክገብረሉ ኣለዎ፡ብምቕጻል እቶም ኣብ 1987 ካልኣይ ጉባኤ ዝተመርጸ ማእከላይ ሽማግለ፡እሞ ግዚያዊ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ዝመስረቱ ኣባላት ስለዝኾነ እቶም ኣብ ግዳም ብህይወት ዘለዎ፡ነዚ ስርዓት ዝቛወሙዎ ዘለዉ ፡በዚ ተመክሮ ዝሓለፉ ጥራሕ ዝእከብዎ/ ጉባኤ ሰሪሖም፡መሪሕነት መስሪቶም ንሕና ኢና ወከልቲ ህግ ኢሎም ንህዝቢ ከለዓዕሉ፡እቲ ካልኣይ ጉጅለ ድማ ብተመክሮ/ ታሪኽ ተጋድሎ ሓትነት ኤርትራ ዝመጽእ ነዚ ኣስመራ ዝኣተወ ስርዓት ኢሰያስ ዘይቕበል ዝነበረን ዘሎን ስለዝኾነ፡እዚ'ኦም ድማ ብወገን ባይቶ ተጠርኒፎም ዘለዉ ይብል ሳልሕ ዮኑስ፡ምናልባት ነቲ ፖለቲካዊ ሓይልታት ኤርትራ ዝብል ዘንግዒዎ ከይከውን ምኽንያቱ እቲ ባይቶ ኣካል ( ኣባል ) ናይ ፖሓኤ እዩ ክትንጸር መታን ካልእ ትርጉም ከይህልዋ።

እዞም ጉጅለ ድማ ሓደ ሰፊሕ ጽላል መስሪቶም ምስቶም ብጾቶም ብህግ ዝመጸኡ ተራኺቦም ድማ ሓንቲ ናይ ሓባር መሪሕነት  መንግስቲ ኣብ ስደት ዝብል ካብ'ቲ ምርኽኻብን ምልዛብን ዝመጽእ ክገብሮ ዝኽእል ስራሕ፡ህዝቢ ተስፋ ዘቐምጠሉ ኣካይዳ ምምስራት እዩ ተረድኦይ፡ሓደ ስጉምቲ ንቕድሚት እዩ ዝብል ርእይቶ ድማ ኣለኒ።

እንቱም ፖለቲካ ውድባት ዘለናዮ ኩነታት ምስ'ቲ ዓቢ ሽግራት ዘለና ህዝቢ ይዓስሎ የለን ነዚ ቓልሲ ብፍላይ በቲ ስርዓትን ናይ ግዳም ሓይልታት ብጎረባብትና ዝመጽእ ኣዕናዊ ወፈራ ዝተኻየዶ መንገዲ ኣግእዝያን፣ ትግራይ-ትግርኚ ፣ጸልማት መጻኢ ትስሕትዎ ስለዘይኮንኩም ከም ብዝወሓደ ነጥቢ / ደረጃ ዋላ እቲ ዝሕሰብ መንግስቲ ኣብ ስደት እንተዘይሰርሐ እዞም ክልተ ጉጅለታት ሰስራሕና እንተ ሰራሕና ምእንቲ እቲ ህዝብና ጽቡቕ እዩ፡ኮፍ ኢልካ ኣይሰርሕን እዩ ምባል ናይ ተቓለስቲ ስራሕ ኣይኮነን።

እቶም ቓልስና ምስ ምውህሃድ ትግራይ ጥራሕ ዝኣምን ወይ ዝቕበል እትብል ኣሰካፊት ኮይና ረኺበያ፡እቶም ክልእ ርእይቶ ዘለዎም ከመይ ኢዮም ዝርእይዎም ዝብሉ ክምለሱ ይግብኦም።

ኣብ'ቲ ኣገላልጻ ካብ'ቲ ናይ ጸላእየይ ጸላኢ ፈታውየይ ዝብል ናይ የዋህ ኣተሓሳስባ ዝተበገሰ ክኸውን ከሎ፡ነቲ ጉዳይ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ከም ክልተ ሃገራት ዘይምግንዛብ ዘሎ ይመስል።ንሶም እቶም ትግራዎት ኣብ ውሽጢ ትግራይ ዝገብርዎ ቃልሲ ፍትሓዊ ቓልሲ እዩ፡ምኽንያቱ እቲ ንህላዌኦምን ንክብሮም ዝገብርዎ ስለዝኾኑ፡እንተ እቲ ንሕና ምስኦም ኮይና፡ኣብ ውሽጢ ትግራይ ብረት ዓጢቕና ኣንጻር ስርዓት ኢስርያስ ዲና ንቓለሰ ዘለናስ ዋላ ኣንጻር ውጹዕ መንእሰይ ኤርትራ? ነዚ ከይተመሃርናሉ ትማሊ ዓሰርተ ዓመት ኣብ ደንበ ተቓውሞ ፈላልዩና ዝነበረ ኣዕናዊ /ኣፍራሲ ናይ ካላሽን ናፍቖት ዘለዎም ሸንኮለል ዘበሉና፡ትማል ህወሓት ኣብ ስልጣን ኢትዮጵያ ከለዉ ዘይገበርዎ ሕጂ ቐዳምነት ዝህብዎ ስርዓት ኢሰያስ ኣይኮነን፡ህላዌኦም እዩ እሞ ዘየዐውት ስትራተጂ እንደገና ንሽመም ከምዘለና እዩ ዝሕብር፡ብተወሳኺ ካብ ሕሉፍ ተመክሮ ግደ ህወሓት ኣይተመሃርናን።

ንሕና ኤርትራውያን ብዝያዳ ክንመሃረሉ ዘለና ንሶም ንሕና ዝብል ኣዕናዊ ገዲፍና ኣብ ክትዕ ኣቲና ክንቐራረበሉ ዘለና መንገዲ ምንዳይ ኣገዳሲ እዩ፡ ጽባሕ ኣብ ካልእ ቦታ ኣቐሚጥካዮ ዝጸናሕካ ብሓባር ክትስርሕ የሸግር እዩ እሞ፡ብፍላይ እዚ ንሶም ከይዶም ንሕና ድማ ናትና ንግበር ዝበሃል ናይ ለባማት ዘረባ ኣይመስለንን።ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ውድባትን ውልቐ-ሰባትን እናኣነኣኣስካ እሞ ድማ ዘራጊ ግደ እናተጻወትካ እንከለኻ ብእትብሎ ዘይኮነስ ብእትገብሮ ስለዝዕቐን ቕሩብ ነዚ ክንቑጠበሉ ይድለ።

ብዝተረፈ እዞም ብጾትና ምስ ትግራይ ኮይንካ ኢኻ ትቓለስ/ትዕወት ዝብሉ ካብ ጽቡቕ ድሌት ክኸውን ይኸውን ዝብል እምነት ኣለኒ።

ኣብ መወዳእታ ብውልቐይ ርእይቶ ዘለኒ ከቐምጥ፡

እዚ ኩነታት ኣብ ትግራይ ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ብጀካ እቲ ሃሰያ ረኺቡዎ ዘሎ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብጣዕሚ ንሕና ኤርትራውያን ዝሓለፍናዮ መከራ ብመግዛእቲ ኢትዮጵያ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝብና ተቐቲሉ፣ ዓዱ ነዲዱ፣ ንብረቱ ተዘሪፊ ኣብ ሜዳ ኤርትራ ድማ በሽሓት መስዋእቲ ዝተኸፍለሉ ልክዕ ከም'ቲ ናትና ክውርዶ ከሎ ብጣዕሚ ዘሕዝን እዩ፡ብፍላይ ናቱ ዝብሎ መንግስቲ።

ትግራይ ሃገር ክትከውን ህዝቢ ትግራይ ክእውጅ እዩ ዝብል ርእይቶ ኣለኒ፡እዚ ድማ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ተመሊሱ ናብ ዝጨፍጨፎ ስርዓት ወይ ሃገር ክምለስ እዩ ዝብል ግምት የብለይን።ምእዋጁ ዝሓሸ ምኾነ ንጹር ቓልሲ መታን ክኸውን።

 እዚ ቕድሚ ሕጂ ንእሽተይ ሓሳብ " ህወሓት ወስኑ" ከምኡ'ውን ሕጂ'ውን ወስኑ ዝብላ ጽሕፋት ብዓቕመይ ፈይ ኣቢለ ነይረ፡ስለዚ ብዙሕ ከይከድኩ ሓንቲ ትግራይ ከም ሃገር ኣብ ጎረቤት ንዓና ኤርትራውያን ጽቡቕ እዩ። ሓንቲ ድኽምቲ ኢትዮጵያን ሓንቲ ዓቕምና ዝኾነት ትግራይ፣ ኣብ መንጎናን ኣብ መንጎ ኣምሓራ ወይ ኦሮሞ ዝመርሓ ኢትዮጵያ ንደቡብ እተማዕዱ ግን ብሰላም ሰናይ ጉርብትና ስርዓት ህግደፍ ዘይብላ ብቕዋም እትመሓደር ኤርትራ እትምስርት ዝብል ስትራተጂ ዝኽተሉ መራሕቲ ኤርትራ እንተረኽብና ንህዝብና ዝሓሸ ምርጫ እዩ።

ስለዚ እቲ ናይ ትግራይ ንህዝቢ ትግራይ ይምልከት ፡እቲ ንሕና ኤርትራውያን ድማ ዘይናትና ኣይንደልን፡ኣብዘይናትና ድማ ኣይንኣቱን ኢና፡ግን እቲ ስርዓት ኢሰያስ ሰራዊትና ሰራዊት ኤርትራ ( የሓዋትን/ኣሓትና) ካብ ትግራይ ይውጻእ!!!


Replies by the British Government to questions tabled by Lord David Alton

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL14676):

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to monitor the withdrawal of Eritrean forces from the Trigray region following the announcement by the prime minister of Ethiopia in March. (HL14676)

Tabled on: 12 April 2021

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

Eritrea’s role in the conflict is particularly concerning; there are numerous reports of atrocities involving Eritrean forces, and the presence of Eritrean forces is fuelling insecurity. These forces must leave Ethiopia immediately, in line with the commitment made by Prime Minister Abiy in his announcement on 26 March of their withdrawal. We are clear that their withdrawal must be swift, unconditional and verifiable. We have yet to see any evidence that Eritrean forces are leaving Tigray.

Date and time of answer: 26 Apr 2021 at 12:53.

Subject: Written answer to your QWA HL14678 received from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL14678):

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the influence and role of the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (1) in the Horn of Africa, and (2) in brokering a peace agreement between the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea; and what discussions they have with the government of (a) Saudi Arabia, and (b) the United Arab Emirates, about the conflict in Tigray. (HL14678)

Tabled on: 12 April 2021

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

The Governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have a clear interest in the security and prosperity of the Horn of Africa, and were prominent in brokering the 2018 peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. We have regular discussions, with both the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, on our shared interests in stability in Ethiopia and ending the conflict in Tigray. Most recently my Rt Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa discussed the situation in Ethiopia, including efforts to resolve the border dispute with Sudan, with Emirati counterparts on his visit to the region of 28-29 March. Last month I also spoke with the UAE Minister of State Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan about stability in the Horn of Africa, an issue we will discuss again in the coming weeks.

Date and time of answer: 26 Apr 2021 at 12:54.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL14675):

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Tigray; and what reports they have received about (1) human rights atrocities, (2) levels of starvation, (3) the number of displaced people and refugees, and (4) fighting, in that region. (HL14675)

Tabled on: 12 April 2021

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

The humanitarian situation in Tigray is dire, basic services have collapsed and the humanitarian response is hampered by poor security and access. There are credible reports of atrocities committed by all parties to the conflict, including harrowing reports of mass killings and rape. A joint humanitarian and political team from the British Embassy in Addis Ababa visited Tigray on on 4-5 March and 4-7 April. They met with the provisional administration of Tigray, the Mayor of Mekelle, the Interim Head of Administration in Shire and with humanitarian agencies working in the region. They spoke directly to people displaced by violence and heard harrowing accounts of human rights violations. The team also saw UKAid work in action and learned of the challenges across Tigray.

We will hold Prime Minister Abiy to his statement on 23 March that the perpetrators of human rights atrocities should face justice – whoever they are. Further atrocities including sexual and gender-based violence must stop and an independent investigation of those that have occurred must take place. The UK will support the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ planned investigations.

Since the conflict started, the UK has consistently called for an end to fighting, and for all parties to the conflict to prioritise the protection of civilians. The conflict in Tigray has had significant consequences and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, over 70,000 moving into Sudan, as well as impacting those that were already in need of humanitarian assistance. Currently 4.5 million are in need of food aid. I made clear the dire humanitarian situation in the UNSC Open Debate on Conflict and Food Security on 11 March. To date the UK has provided £19 million of badly needed support to people in Tigray -to deliver critical food aid, safe drinking water, sanitation and nutritional supplies and medical care. We continue to call for a de-escalation and a long-term political solution. A sustainable political solution is required to resolve the crisis.

Date and time of answer: 26 Apr 2021 at 12:48.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL14679):

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the (1) dispute between the governments of Sudan and Ethiopia over the al-Fashaga territory, and (2) involvement of the government of (a) Eritrea, and (b) Egypt, in that dispute. (HL14679)

Tabled on: 12 April 2021

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon:

We are concerned about the increase of tensions on the Sudanese Ethiopian border in the al-Fashaga territory and have stressed the need for de-escalation on both sides. We are also concerned by the numbers of people displaced and the impact this will have in the region.

We have been in discussions with Eritrea and Sudan regarding their shared border, along with a range of partners who also have shared interests in stability in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa. We are encouraging all parties to de-escalate and engage in a political process. Neither party to the dispute has raised concerns with us about the involvement of third countries.

Date and time of answer: 26 Apr 2021 at 12:48.

ርእሰ-ዓንቀጽ ሰዲህኤ

ወዮ ካብ ቀደሙ እውን ዘየቕስን ዝነበረ ከባቢና ሎሚ ከኣ እነሆ ብዝለዓለ ደረጃ ይሕቆን ኣሎ። እቲ ሻቕሎት ካባና ሓሊፉ ናይ ቀረባን ርሑቕን ሓይልታት ስክፍታ ኮይኑ ሰማይ ዓሪጉ ኣሎ። ምስ ቀይሕ ባሕሪ፡ ብሰሜን ናብ ባሕሪ መዲተራንያን ዘእቱ መትረብ ስዌጽ፡ ብደቡብ ድማ ምስ  ህንዳዊ ውቅያኖስ ዘራኽብ መጻብቦ ባበኤልመንደብ ቀንዲ ናይ ዓለም ንግዲ ዝመሓላለፈሉ መስመር እዩ። ከምኡ ብምዃኑ ከኣ ነቲ ዝሕቆን ዘሎ ማዕበል ነናብ ረብሓኦም ከውዕልዎ ላዕልን ታሕትን ዝብሉ ሓያላት ብዙሓት እዮም። ነዚ ሕሳባቶም ኣብ ግብሪ ንምውዓል መርገጽ እግሪ ክረኽቡ ናይ ግድን ስለ ዝኾነ ከኣ በብናቶም መዕቀኒ  “ፈተውትና ወይ ጸላእትና” ዝብልወን ሃገራት እንዳመረጹ፡ ንገሊአን ኣጆኺ ንገሌአን ከኣ ወይለኺ ዝብሉ ዘለዉ ሓያላት ብዙሓት እዮም።

እቲ ማዕበል ዝሽፍኖ ከባቢ’ኳ ሰፊሕ እንተኾነ ካብኡ ናቡኡ ግና ኣብዚ እዋንዚ፡ ኢትዮጵያ፡ ሱዳን፡ ሶማልያ ቀንዲ እዋናዊ ኣጀንዳ ኮይነን ዘለዋ እየን። ኤርትራ እሞኸኣ ወዮ ደኣ ድምጺ ህዝባ ክንድቲ ክብርኾ ዝግበኦ ሰማዒ እዚኒ ከይረኸበ ጸኒሑ እምበር፡ ሎሚ ዘይኮነስ ቅድም እያ ኣጀንዳ ክትከውን ዝነበራ። ስለዚ ኣካልዚ ሓደገኛ ከባብያዊ ማዕበል ከም ዘላስ ርኡይ እዩ። ናይ ከባቢና ጸገም ገለጽቲ ተርእዮታት፡ ንውግእ ከም መፍትሒ ምቕዳም፡ ብሄራዊ ምትፍናን፡ ዘይተጸንዑን ናይ ውሑዳት ረብሓ ዝማእከሎምን ምርጫታትን ምግባት ስልጣንን ዶባዊ ምስሕሓባት ካብቶም ብዙሓት ጠንቅታት ዝጥቀሱ ኮይኖም ኣለዉ።

 ኣብዚ ዞናና እናሓደረ ዝብእስ  ዘሎ ኣሉታዊ ምዕባለታት፡ ዋናታቱ ዘይምብቅዖም እንተዘይኮይኑ፡ ብዘይ ሓድሕድ ደም ምፍሳስን  ናይ ግዳም ኢድ ኣእታውነትን ክውገዱ ዘይክእሉ ኣይነበሩን። ዋናታቱ ቅሩብነትን ሓላፍነትን ሃልይዎም፡ ኣብ ቀዳምነታትካ ብግቡእ ምስራዕ፡ ህዝባዊ ረብሓ ምዕዛዝን ምቕዳምን፡ ናይ ዜጋታት መሰል ምኽባር፡ ህዝቢ ምንጪ ኩሉ ስልጣን ምዃኑ ኣብ ምእማን እንተዝተብዑ፡ እዚ ንዕዘቦ ዘለና ጸገማት እንተኾነ ኣይመተፈጥረን፡ እንተተፈጥረ እውን ዘይፍተሓሉ ዕድል ኣይምነበረን። እቲ ጸገማት ብዋናታቱ እንተዝፍታሕ ከኣ ናይ ግዳም ሓይልታት፡ ኳሕኲሖም ኣትዮም ኣብ ዘይጉዳዮም ከኹዱዱ ክንድዚ ሕጂ ንዕዘቦ ዘለና ቀሊል ኣይመኾነሎም።

እዚ ኣብ ከባብና ተፈጢሩ ዘሎ ማዕበል፡ ንሓንቲ ሃገር ዝግደፍን ብናይ ሓንቲ ሃገር ጸገም ምፍታሕ ዝውገድን ኣይኮነን። ምናልባት ካብኡ ናቡኡ ግና ኣብ ዝተወሰነ ግዜ ናይ ሓንቲ ሃገር ጉዳይ ቁሩብ በሪኹን መሪሩን ክረአ ይኽእል። ከምዚ ኣብዚ እዋንዚ ኰነታት ኢትዮጵያ ዝያዳ ተወጢርዎ ዘሎ ማለትና እዩ። እዚ ከምቲ “ጭሕሚ ዓርክኻ ክላጸስ፡ ጭሕምኻ ማይ ልኸ” ዝበሃል፡ ንጐረባብቲ ኢትዮጵያ ናይ ተጠንቀቓ ደወል እምበር፡ ናይ ስቕ ኢልክን ተዓዘባ መልእኽቲ ዘመሓላልፍ ዘሎ ኣይኮነን። ናይ ኤርትራና ጉዳይ  እቲ ጽዕነትን ተሓታትነትን ካብ ናይ ኢትዮጵያ ዝያዳ ዝኸበደ እንተዘይኮይኑ ዝፈኾሰ ኣይኮነን። ብደረጃ “ናይ እንዳማታ ዶብ ጥሒሳ ኣትያ ትዋጋእ ዘላ ሃገር” እያ ትኽሰስ ዘላ። ስለዚ እዩ ከኣ እቲ  ሳዕቤን ዝኸብድ። ሓቀኛ ምልክታቱ ከኣ ይረአ ኣሎ። እቲ ቅድም ኣንጻር ጉጅለ ህግደፍ ኣብ ግህሰት ሰብኣውን ዲሞክራስያውን መሰላት ጥራይ ዘድህብ ዝነበረ ዓለምለኻዊ ክስን ውግዘትን ሎሚ ኩለመዳያዊ ኮይኑ ኣሎ።  ኣብ ሱዳንን ሶማልያን ገሊኡ ናይ ውሽጠን ገሊኡ ከኣ ምስ ጐረባብተን ብዘለወን ጸገማት ተንጠልጢልወን ዘሎ ጸሊም ደበና እንታይ ከም ዝዘንብ ፍሉጥ ኣይኮነን። ማና ከዝንብ እዩ ኢልካ ትጽበዮ ግና ኣይኮነን።

ጉዳይ ናይ ቀረባ ጎረቤትና ኢትዮጵያ ሎሚ ውዕዉዕ ናይ ዓለም መዛረቢ ኮይኑ ኣሎ። ብዙሓት ወገናት ናይ ህዝቢ ኢትዮጵያ ኮነ ህዝቢ ትግራይ ጉዳይ ዓዚዝዎም ጥራይ ዘይኮነ፡ ከም ኣካል ናይ ግሎባላዊ ውድድሮም ወሲዶም ይንቀሳቐስሉ ኣለዉ። ብዘይካቲ ሃገራት በብውልቀን ዝገብረኦ ዘለዋ ሸበድበድ ናይ ቤት ምኽሪ ጸጥታ ሕቡራት ሃገራት፡ ሕቡራት መንግስታት ኣሜሪካን ሕብረት ኤውሮጳን ብጉዳይ ኢትዮጵያ ኣኼባታትን መገሻታትን የዛይዳ ኣለዋ። ንሓንሳብ ዝመደበኦ ሓገዝ ይስርዛ ንሓንሳብ ከኣ ዝሰረዘኦ ደገፍ የሕድሳ ኣለዋ። ኣሜሪካን ሕብረት ኤውሮጳን ልኡኻተን መዲበን ንጉዳይ ኢትዮጵያ ይከታተለኦ ኣለዋ። ጉዳይና ጉዳይ ኤርትራ ንሓያሎ ዓመታት  ቀልቢ ሓያላት ዘይሰሓበ፡ ቀሊል ጸገም ስለ ዝኾነ ድዩ? ዕድመ ናይቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ህዝብና ዝወርድ ዘሎ በደል ሓጺር ስለ ዝኾነ ድዩ? እስትራተጅካዊ ተደላይነትና ካብ ናይዘን ሎሚ ኣጀንዳ ኮይነን ዘለዋ ሃገራት ንታሕቲ ስለ ዝኾነ ድዩ? እንዳበልካ ብዙሓት ሕቶታት ምድርዳር ይከኣል።

ውሑዳት ህዝብን ሓዳስ ሃገርን ምዃና ጉዳይና ክንድቲ ዝድለ ንከይወዓዋዕ ግደ ይነብሮ። ዕጽዊ ዲፕሎማሲን፡ ኩሉ መራኸቢ ኣገባባት ዘየፍቅድን  ፈራሕን ጸዋግን ፖሊሲ ጉጅለ ህግደፍ ጉዳይና ቀልቢ ንከይረክብ ብጽሒት ኣይነበሮን ማለት ኣይኮነን። እቲ ቀንዲ ምኽንያት ግና እቶም ሰብ ጉዳይ ንጉዳይና ኣብቲ ብብዙሓት ክስማዕን ክረአን ዝኽእለሉ በሪኽ ቦታ ከነብጸሖ ዘይምኽኣልና እዩ። ኣብዚ ብራኸዚ ከይንበጽሕ፡ እቲ ቀንዲ ምኽንያት ዓቕምና ድሩት ምዃኑ ኣይኮነን። እቲ ጠንቂ ነቲ ዝርካቡ ዓቕምና፡ በቲ ምእንቲ ሃገር ዝኸፈልናዮ ክቡር ዋጋን ሓርበኝነትን ቀሚርና፡ ረብሓ ሃገርን ህዝብን ቅድሚት ብዝሰርዐ ኣገባብ ኣመሓዲርና ከነዋፍሮ ዘይምብቃዕና እዩ። ከምዚ ብሰንኪ ምዃና፡ መፈቶ ወጻዒ ጉጅለ ኮይንና ጸኒሕና። ንድሕሪት ምልስ ኢልና እንተ ኣማዕዲና፡ ተመኩሮና ካባና ሓሊፉ ንካለኦት እውን መምህር ክኸውን ዝኽእል ሃብቲ እዩ። ኣብ ኢድካ ብዘሎ ተመኩሮ ክትመሃር ዘይምኽኣል ከኣ  እንዳሓደረ ዘጣዕስ ድኽመት እዩ።

ኣብዚ እዋንዚ  ዝረአ ዘሎ ክብ-ለጠቕ “ክንመሃረሉ ዝግበኣና ከባብያዊ ምዕባለ” ከም ዘሎ ዘመልክት እዩ። ድሕሪዚ ሓድሽ ዝኸውን ክንመሃረሉ ዝግብኣና ከባብያዊ ምዕባለ ምርካብ ኣይኮነን። እቲ ሓድሽ ዝኸውን ካብቲ ዝርእዮን ዝሰምዖን ዝመሃር ሓላፍነታዊ ሓድሽ ኣተሓሳስባ ኣጥሪና እንተሊና እዩ። ካብቲ ናይ ቅድሚ ሕጂ “ውሕጅ እንዳወሰደካ” ስቕ ኢልካ ናይ ምዕዛብ ክድገም ዘይግበኦ ተመኩሮ  እንተዘይወጺና ግና፡ ነዚ  “ነዓይ ርኢኹም ተቐጽዑ” ዝብል ዘሎ ተመኩሮ ከባቢና እውን ከነባኽኖ ኢና። ኣብ ክንዲ በቲ ንኹልና ኣብ ዘሰማምዓና ብምጽማድ፡ እንዳሓደረ ዘሕብን ኣገባብ ንኽተል፡  በቲ ዝፈላልየናን እሞ ንዓኡ ብምምራጽና ጽባሕ ዘጣዕሰና መንገዲ ካብ ምጅማር ዘውጽኣና መንገዲ ንምረጽ። ትርጉም ምምሃር ካብ ምዕባለ ከባቢኻ ከኣ ካብዚ ወጻኢ ኣይኮነን።

24 APRIL 2021

Addis Standard (Addis Ababa)

Addis Abeba — The joint intelligence and security task force comprised of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), the Federal Police Commission, and Information Network Security Agency (INSA) warned that it would no longer tolerate "forces inside and outside the country" who are working to create "national chaos", "public rage" and are "threatening the country's existence."

In a statement the task force released last night, it said that there are "verified" and "ample evidences" that forces inside and outside the country have joined hands to create chaos and distabilize the country while the government is working to solve problems related with identity and boundaries issues "scientifically and impartially."

"The intelligence and security establishment has in its possession documents prepared to create national chaos and the forces behind it," the statement said without mentioning specifics.

The task force further said that at a time when the government was determined to hold a free and fair election, and is preparing to conduct the second filling of the GERD, these forces and armed groups were creating chaos in multiple places and said that lives were lost and properties were damaged by the violence in North Showa and Oromo zone, as well as in central Gonder zone of Amhara regional state; the violence in Benishangul Gumuz; Afar and Somali regional states bordering areas as well as the large scale violence in western Oromia regional state.

"In its effort to enforce the rule of law, the government is taking measures against the radical TPLF and OLF/Shene groups as well as other armed groups," the statement said.
In measures being taken in Oromia regional state, "the OLF/Shene armed group" which is sustaining heavy loss, is "moving around various places an inflicting attacks against civilians in order to distract the government's attention. Measures are reinforced to the full extent in order to stop this group completely."

The task force said that the public should understand that these forces both from within and outside the country are "conspiring to dismantle the country" and are working relentlessly by using "social media influencers inside and outside the country" as well as using those "who are hijacked by this evil deed and are embedded inside the government's structure" to kill and displace innocent civilians and are causing "public rage" in order to threaten the "existence of the country and the peace and security of its people."

The task force called on the people of Ethiopia to cooperate with security forces by providing information and assisting it in order to make the "large scale law enforcement efforts" currently underway successful. AS

Saturday, 24 April 2021 21:57

US names envoy as concern grows over Ethiopia's Tigray

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The United States on Friday tasked a senior diplomat with reducing tensions surrounding Ethiopia's Tigray region as fears rise that the conflict will spread.

Jeffrey Feltman, a veteran US diplomat who until 2018 served in a top UN position, was named to a new role of special envoy to the Horn of Africa.

Feltman will address the Tigray conflict as well as related tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan, which has taken in refugees and sent troops into a disputed border area.

He will also take up disputes over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a massive project that Egypt and Sudan fear will deprive them of vital water resources.

"At a moment of profound change for this strategic region, high-level US engagement is vital to mitigate the risks posed by escalating conflict while providing support to once-in-a-generation opportunities for reform," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

The announcement comes a day after the UN Security Council voiced alarm over Tigray, where the UN aid chief says that people have started to die of hunger and sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war.

Blinken has previously spoken of "ethnic cleansing" in the region by troops of neighboring Eritrea, which has since announced a pullout.

Ethiopia, a US ally, launched an offensive in Tigray in November after the local ruling party was blamed for attacks on military installations.

The former administration of Donald Trump unsuccessfully sought to mediate a solution on the mega-dam at the behest of Egypt.

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