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Release of prisoners ensured Addis Ababa’s right to host the AU Summit

ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 17, 2022 — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, during his speech at the Great Ethiopian Homecoming fundraiser dinner held yesterday, said that Ethiopia could have lost the opportunity to host the African Union summit had the government decided not to release the prisoners on January 07, 2022. “One of the reasons the African Heads of State decided to host this year’s AU summit in Addis Ababa was that they have come to see that Ethiopia is not like what others talk about. Ethiopia is hosting thousands of its Diaspora who are enjoying their vacation peacefully and prisoners are being released. This gesture brought forth the image that this country has a hope. This was image we created which led Addis Ababa to host the AU summit. It was a difficult trial for us”, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The Prime Minister, who had been receiving backlash for releasing the TPLF leaders, told the Diaspora community that their role in guaranteeing Ethiopia’s dignity was immense. He said h
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African Heads of State decide to hold the 35th AU Assembly in Addis Ababa after concerns

ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 16, 2022 – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed thanked African Heads of State for coming into consensus to hold the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Addis Ababa which will take place from 05th to 06th February 2022. This message from the Ethiopian Prime Minister comes after the attempt to shift the 35th AU assembly out of Ethiopia, for fear of security issues, failed to bear fruit. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a statement that now is the time to strengthen the African brotherhood more than ever. “My dear African brothers and sisters, I want to express to you that Ethiopia has never failed from prioritizing African affairs from its agenda. Ethiopia’s commitment to Africa’s freedom has never dwindled. Her role in Pan-Africanism is always a major one. Ethiopia has always been the same from the past to the present. She has never had second thoughts on being African. Ethiopia lauds the current African Heads of State for deciding to hold the AU ass

TPLF launched fresh attacks on Abala, Afar, displacing thousands and blocking aid

Mirsi Darsa is an Afar girl who was displaced from Abala when the TPLF indiscriminately bombarded her hometown with heavy artillery.   ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 14, 2022 — The infamous Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has launched fresh attacks today on Abala town, capital of Kilbatti Rasu (Zone 2), Afar region, preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid into Tigray, killing and displacing thousands from Abala. The humanitarian convoys follow the 50 kilometer Abala-Mekelle corridor which has been suspended when the TPLF, in December 25, began shelling Abala town killing civilians including children. As a result, the new attack by the TPLF on civilian population, thousands are forced to flee and reports indicate only small Afar militia men and Afar Special Forces are defending their town against TPLF incursion. The Ethiopian government has not responded to these fresh attacks. However, yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said the TPLF carried out an attack on Abala t

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Tedros’ Misconduct Defiles The WHO & Disrespects His Compatriots

This objective observation alone should be enough to relinquish him of his duties. The longer that he remains in his role, the worse that the WHO and its UN parent organization’s reputation will become. By Andrew Korybko —  American political analyst Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed an official objection to the misconduct practiced by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. They drew attention to how he’s consistently abused his high office to meddle in his homeland’s internal and foreign affairs. He’s also accused of continuing to remain a member of the terrorist-designated TPLF that’s responsible for bringing untold suffering upon millions of people in northern Ethiopia as a result of the war that it started in early November 2020. Furthermore, the objection details other examples of Dr. Tedros’ misconduct. For instance, he’s accused of inflating the emergency level in Ethiopia in order to warrant a humanitarian interven

Ethiopia finally confronts WHO Chief and TPLF diplomat Dr. Tedros Adhanom in a letter

Dr. Tedros Adhanom is a member of the Executive Committee of the terrorist designated Marxist-Leninist group, the TPLF ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 13, 2022 — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia said that Ethiopia has officially submitted a letter to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) objecting the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom's moral, legal and professional standing that threatened WHO's organizational integrity. The letter comes at a time Dr. Tedros persistently used social media to protect his old colleagues in the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) to the extent that he avoided denouncing their atrocities in Amhara and Afar let alone the thousands of health facilities they destroyed . The letter says Dr. Tedros Adhanom has been interfering in the internal affairs of Ethiopia, including Ethiopia's relations with the State of Eritrea and that he continues as an active member and supporter of the TPLF which is designated

EXCLUSIVE: The Nobel Committee Has A Mistaken Assessment Of PM Abiy’s Commitment To Peace

With all due respect to this prestigious organization, the Norwegian Nobel Committee needs to reassess its understanding of the ongoing situation in Ethiopia. It’s the TPLF, not PM Abiy, that’s responsible for continuing the war. By Andrew Korybko —  American political analyst Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Berit Reiss-Andersen said in a statement to AFP that “As Prime Minister and winner of the Peace Prize, Abiy Ahmed has a special responsibility to end the conflict and contribute to peace. The humanitarian situation is very serious and it is not acceptable that humanitarian aid does not get through sufficiently.” This is a mistaken assessment that’s inconsistent with the facts. PM Abiy has consistently worked towards peace in his country but it was victimized by a US-led Hybrid War of Terror waged by TPLF proxies who wanted to seize power at all costs. Even so, the Ethiopian leader still recently made enormous strides towards that end following the TPLF’s c

Ethiopia and US agreed to engage further to remove doubts — Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Dina Mufti, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 13, 2022 — Ambassador Dina Mufti, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in his biweekly press briefing said that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, during a phone call with United States (US) President Joseph Biden, explained that his country was compelled to involve the law enforcement operation in the north. He also said the two leaders agreed on the need to engage further to remove doubts from the relationship. He said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had shared with President Joseph Biden the status of Ethiopia's law operations in the northern part of the country as well as the efforts being made by the government to address issues in relation to humanitarian assistance, human rights and rebuilding efforts in recently liberated areas.  Ambassador Dina Mufti also shared the status of Ethiopia's economic diplomacy during his briefing. He said that the State Minister Ambassador Redwan

TPLF has began massacring civilians in Raya and May-Tebri

Conflict zones from Dec 2021 to Jan 2022 [Picture: ACLED/EPO] ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 12, 2022, — Immediately after Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) terrorists claimed they have halted their offensive, they began shelling Aballa town, Afar region, killing civilians including children and now reports are surfacing that they are committing massacres on civilian population in Raya and May-Tebri. "The official talk is as if we were in postwar period. But as we speak now TPLF is again brutally attacking our people in Raya and Mai-Tebri. I have received reports that TPLF soldiers massacred civilians in Waja and Addis-kegn villages of Raya", said Belete Molla, Minister of Innovation and Chairman of the opposition party National Movement of Amhara (NAMA). Brook Abegaz, another opposition figure who ran in elections independently in Wollo, said that TPLF forces have already captured northern part of Raya and Wag and he said they have already started building trenches. He al

Analyzing The Abiy-Biden Phone Call: Why’d It Happen & What’s It Mean?

This is actually an incipient U-turn on America’s part and by no means on PM Abiy’s. By Andrew Korybko —  American political analyst The “Controversial” Phone Call There’s a lot of talk about the phone call between Prime Minister Abiy and US President Biden, with some speculating that it took place purely because the former supposedly submitted to the latter. This interpretation is based on a critical take towards the government’s decision to grant amnesty to several individuals last week. The line of thinking is that PM Abiy carried out unilateral political concessions due to unbearable US pressure. According to those who ascribe to this belief, the latest phone call was yet another disappointment. There’s a completely different way to assess everything, though. It can’t be emphasized enough that Ethiopians have the right to have whatever opinion they want about their officials. Having reaffirmed that, those who’ve recently experienced disappointment should be careful not to

Public should not be distracted by divisive rhetoric — Dr. Yilkal Kefale, President of Amhara region

 Dr. Yilkal Kefale, President of Amhara region [Picture: Amhara Media Corporation] ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 11, 2022 -  Dr. Yilkal Kefale, President of Amhara region, said , in a briefing held today, that people should not be distracted by divisive rhetoric but instead should focus on preparing to eliminate the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) terrorist group, according to a report from the Amhara Media Corporation. "It is correct that people are angered towards the release of TPLF members. We also believe they are criminals", said the President of Amhara region. However, he said the TPLF terrorist group continued significantly its offensive even after the TPLF officials were apprehended. Therefore, he said, the arrest or release of these people should not be a cause for agony and should not distract one from the goal of eliminating the terrorist group. He emphasized that the fight against the existential threat should continue even though the public, who yearns for un

The role of courts in the release of Jawar Mohammed, Eskinder Nega and TPLF officials

  ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 11, 2022 — Ethiopia's Federal Supreme Court released a statement with the intention to inform the public about the role of courts and the procedure followed in the proceeding held on Thursday January 6th, 2022 on three files of public interest, i.e. the cases under Jawar Mohammed, Eskinder Nega and Sibhat Nega, whereby the public prosecutor submitted withdrawal of charges. Full Statement   Charges Withdrawn by the Public Prosecutor on January 6th, 2022 In the past three and half years Federal Courts have been relentlessly working to fulfill their constitutional mandate through various reform works. The reform works aimed at strengthening the independence and impartiality of the institution of the judiciary and of individual judges. Parallel to this, mechanisms are set in place to ensure the accountability of judges. All efforts made by the leadership, judges, and staff of Federal Courts are aimed at providing efficient, predictable, and accessible judici

TPLF is about to make its 7th mistake — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 10, 2022 — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said t he Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) is preparing for yet another round of attack which the Prime Minister called its "7th TPLF mistake". During the inauguration of the Ministry of Defense headquarters yesterday , rhe Prime Minister said TPLF is provoking Ethiopian forces who have stood their grounds from left and right. He said when his government decided to apologize to Ethiopians during the hours of change in 2018, TPLF refused follow suit and made its first historical mistake. The second mistake the Prime Minister cited was when Prosperity Party (PP) was formed. He said had the TPLF truly stood for the needs of Tigrayans, it would have either stayed within PP or could have at least divided itself and remained partially within PP. This has brought a lot of problems for the TPLF. The third mistake was the election it carried out in Tigray which the Prime Minister referred to it as a "sham"

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed explained controversial decision to release TPLF founder

  ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 09, 2022 — During the inauguration of the lavish state of the art Ministry of Defense building on Sunday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded members of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) for their bravery but he also explained the government's controversial decision to release the members of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) including the founding father Sibhat Nega. Many Ethiopians were shocked and angered at the government's decision to release men who have caused so much pain among many. Prime Minister Abiy in response said there were two groups of people who expressed their anger. He said the first ones are those who dislike it when Ethiopia is calm. He said these were the ones who profit from the war and they were the ones who were superficially calling for the war to end and when the war was stopped, he said, they change their opinion and want the war to be started. The Prime Minister said these are the tricksters the governm