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University of Gondar rescinds Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin’s honorary doctorate

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 - University of Gondar announced today that it has revoked the Honorary Doctorate that it gave to Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin on 2013. The University of Gondar, until 2003 known as the Gondar College of Medical Sciences, is the oldest medical school in Ethiopia. Established as the Public Health College in 1954, it is located in Gondar, Amhara region. The decision from the University comes days after a leaked Zoom meeting where British, French and Spanish diplomats along with Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) representatives including Dr. Eleni discussed ways to rescue the TPLF and topple the current government led by Abiy Ahmed. The meeting was organized by Professor Ephraim Isaac founder of the Peace and Development Center International (PDCI).   Dr. Eleni, who is the current Chief Innovation Officer at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) New York, received the Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gondar which was the Universit

TPLF terrorists force Tigrayan women and girls to fight or face executions

Mahlet Assefa was forced to fight for the TPLF or her families will be penalized. ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 — A year ago the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) started a war against Ethiopia to reclaim its lost power. Now its fighters who were captured by Ethiopian forces say the TPLF forces them to fight or else they will face penalties or even executions. Mahlet Assefa, one of TPLF's fighters caught at the Wollo front, says she and her other two family members were forced to fight in this war. They were told the fight was to free Tigray. If they cannot achieve this, they were no longer considered Tigrayan.    Mahlet said those who refused to join TPLF's deranged plan would be executed in public.  She said her parents were old and have nobody besides them but they were forced to give me away, she says. "If I had not joined, my parents would be penalized with 20,000 ETB and 5 years prison term", said Mahlet. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called on, today, al

Andargachew Tsige inspired Ethiopian forces but the Telegraph perverted his words

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 29, 2021 — Andargachew Tsige, one of Ethiopia's prominent opposition figures, said to a group of members of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) that they should resist with ferocity and with all their might the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) which has killed and robbed Ethiopia for over 30 years and yet it does not feel satiated. " Young men like you didn’t seek to come here. You were forced to be here. I t was TPLF that forced you to be here.", said Andargachew Tsige inspiring young members of the ENDF at the Wollo Front. "It [TPLF] was granted mercy by the people, by the government and by you. But it said 'no'. It wanted to eat us as it was used to, pull out our nails, torture us or die trying.", said the veteran opposition figure who was once put on death row by TPLF led government until Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came and pardoned him. This is an enemy that is willing to destroy us even if it had to do

Ethiopia to strengthen relations with China at the FOCAC 2021

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Xi Jinping at the FOCAC 2018, Beijing ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 28, 2021 — The Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) meets this year in Dakar, Senegal, for the 8th time from November 29-30, 2021 with the theme “Deepen China-Africa Partnership and Promote Sustainable Development to Build a China-Africa Community with a Shared Future in the New Era.” "In the past two decades, the FOCAC mechanism has been proven to be an effective and robust platform in promoting China-Africa cooperation by supporting critical infrastructure development to engender greater connectivity, boosting trade activities, stimulating foreign direct investment and creating an enabling environment to unleash entrepreneurship and new local employment opportunities", Ethiopia's Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide, said in a statement .   China's Ambassador to Ethiopia Zhao Zhiyuan and Ethiopia's Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide [Picture: Minister of Finance]   "Th

TPLF terrorists killed children, women before surrendering their last stronghold in Afar

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 — The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) terrorists killed children and women and destroyed property before fleeing Kasa Gita (Darsa Gita) and Mudina towns, according to the government. The terrorist group has destroyed Mosques, burned Qur'ans and killed anyone who was incapable of defending themselves. Yesterday, the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed liberated Chifra town, Afar, and areas surrounding Bati town, Amhara, as they moved on wards to capture Bati and Kombolcha. The victory at the battle in Chifra and Kasa Gita (Darsa Gita) marked the TPLF's complete removal from Afar region as Ethiopian forces continue to fight the terrorists in Amhara region.

UN adviser calls Ethiopia's leaders 'irresponsible' for urging citizens to defend nation

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 — "Calls to arms and violent hate speech by irresponsible leaders are heading Ethiopia to the risk of genocide", the United Nations (UN) special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, said on Friday, according to XinhuaNet. Nderitu was likely responding to calls by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Ethiopians to defend their motherland against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), a terrorist designated group by the Ethiopian parliament, before he went into the battlefront to lead the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF). However, the UN adviser considered this call for resistance against terrorism as "hate speech". She said "speech by irresponsible leaders, the militarization of society, ethnic profiling, denial of humanitarian access and blockage of food to areas under fighting inhabited by specific ethnic communities and misuse of medical supplies continue". Nderitu also said those l

US Embassy in Addis proved itself to be a terrorist says Ethiopia's outspoken Minister

ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 — In response to the United States Embassy in Addis repeated claim that security situation in Ethiopia is "deteriorating" and that Ethiopia is about to encounter a "terrorist attack", Taye Dendea, Ethiopia's Minister of Peace Building and National Reconciliation, said " huge damage has been caused by the repeated terrorist act of the [US] embassy. Thus the embassy has unequivocally proved itself to be a terrorist". The outspoken Minister blamed the US Embassy in Addis for creating unwarranted fears in an attempt to block commercial mobility to and from Ethiopia. " US Embassy, Addis Ababa, posted one badly terrorizing false information four times in five days", he said. Taye Dendea, Minister of Peace Building and National Reconciliation, Ministry of Peace [Picture Nubia Media] " I think diplomacy has its own limits and protocols. Now enough is enough!" said Taye Dendea. "It is high time to say

Ethiopia says it will not surrender its sovereignty for food

Irrigated wheat harvesting, Oromia National Regional State ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 25, 2021 — The Ministry of Government Communication Services (GCS) said , today in its weekly briefing, that Ethiopia will not surrender her sovereignty in order to get wheat. The GCS mentioned the one billion USD that the Ethiopian diaspora sent to Ethiopia legally in just three months as a means to counter the aid blackmail which is currently being used against Ethiopia by the United States (US). "We do not have to surrender our sovereignty for wheat if the diaspora legally sends remittance to Ethiopia", said Kebede Desisa, Deputy Minister of the GCS. He also blamed the US for interference in its internal affairs and for using aid blackmail. He said this kind of technique will not work on Ethiopia. Ethiopia, in addition to absorbing economic shocks with remittance, also plans to ensure food security by working on import substitution. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed mentioned, in October, Ethiopia&

Ethiopians protest at the US Embassy in Addis condemning the US for spreading terror

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 25, 2021 — Ethiopians gathered this morning at the United States (US) Embassy in Addis Ababa to denounce the repeated unsubstantiated news being released by the Embassy. The Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations Forum organized the protest that condemned US Embassy in Addis for releasing disinformation aimed at the diplomatic community.  The US Embassy in Addis has recently posted claiming that the possibility of a "terrorist attack in Ethiopia".  " Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting diplomatic facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, western businesses, restaurants, resorts, local government facilities and other public areas", said the US Embassy in Addis. The US Embassy has also repeatedly called on its citizens to leave Ethiopia because of a "deteriorating" security situation. The Ethiopian government, however, warned the US Embassy to desist from spreading terro

Obasanjo has not been helpful or very active says US Ambassador

TPLF founding father Seyoum Mesfin and Amb. Donald Yamamoto, Nov 19, 2010, celebrating Beoing's 900th delivery of 777 airplane. ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 - In a leaked secret Zoom meeting US, British, French and Spanish diplomats along with Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) representatives discuss ways to rescue the TPLF. The video was first published on Jeff Pearce's Medium platform.  In the video, US Ambassador Donald Yamamoto is heard saying that the African Union High Representative is not "helpful or very active". The participants of the Zoom meeting were Dr. Eleni Gebremedhin, Ephraim Isaac, Berhane Gebrekristos, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, Vicki Huddleston (British diplomat), Stéphane Gompertz (retired French diplomat) and Tim Clarke  (Former EU ambassador to Ethiopia).

12 TPLF warlords killed at Bati and Kemise fronts

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 — In a heavy fighting that took place in Bati and Kemise  fronts of Amhara region in the past two days, 12 leaders of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) were killed, according to a report from the Ministry of Government Communications Services (GCS). The TPLF terrorist group had six top generals at the Bati front and another six generals at the Kemise front fighting Ethiopian forces. According to the government, all the twelve generals and TPLF warlords were wanted for the treason they committed against their country. "The government has entered into an all out offensive using state-of-the-art technology with high level planning and leadership strategies to minimize loss", said a report from the GCS. The Ethiopian government also warned Ethiopians to protect themselves by staying vigilant and organized so as to prevent the fleeing TPLF fighters from engaging in theft. It also asked citizens to apprehend any fighter they come acro

Aid agencies are unwilling to support civilians in Lalibela and Kombolcha

Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela [UNESCO, Copyright :  Aezana Yohannes] ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 — Although the Ethiopian government has permitted flights towards Lalibela and Kombolcha, until now no humanitarian agency has requested to support civilians who are in dire need of aid, said Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRC), during his interview with Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA). It has been over 5 months since civilians in places such as Lalibela, a world heritage site, were kept hostage by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and no international humanitarian agency has responded to their needs, according to reports from the NDRC. "There are more than 5 million citizens who are displaced and are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in North Wollo and South Wollo. If the international humanitarian organization were willing to support these citizens, this would not have been a problem", said Commissioner M

Our enemies scowl at our hopes not just at our triumphant history — EZEMA

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 — "Our first priority is to save our country, to protect our Ethiopia," said Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice Party (EZEMA) in a statement . EZEMA, one of the largest opposition parties in Ethiopia, said, after an emergency meeting it held today, the party's higher officials, members and supporters have decided to head to the battle front and volunteer in anyway possible to save Ethiopia from the existential threat. "Ethiopians are confident that our country will overcome the threat posed by internal and external enemies through the bitter struggle and sacrifice of its brave children", read the statement from EZEMA. "Our enemies scowl at our hopes not just at our triumphant history. And to this day they want us to devour one another like wild animals. They have declared war on us to destroy our identity and our dignity", said one of Ethiopia's largest opposition political parties. EZEMA warned that if the w

Long-distance legend Haile Gebreselassie says he is ready to go to the battle front

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 — The long-distance legend Haile Gebreselassie said he is willing to do anything for the campaign against the existential threat including going to the battle front.  During his interview with Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), the legendary athlete turned successful businessman said the threat Ethiopia is facing is part of the plan to subdue Africa and impose neocolonialism. "Ethiopia is a symbol of  freedom for black people", said Haile Gebreselassie. "The coordinated campaign against Ethiopia is intended to steal the proud history of black people", added the veteran athlete. Gebreselassie also said that the action of the Prime Minister is something expected from a leader who loves his country and he called on Ethiopians who love their country to follow suit. The world-famous athlete also called on all Africans to join in on the struggle and stand besides Ethiopia. "We never lost holding the name Ethiopia. Ethiopia is always a w

PM Abiy Ahmed to lead Ethiopian National Defense Forces at the frontline

  ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 22, 2021 — Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released a statement this evening in which he declared his decision to head to the frontline of the war against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) terrorist group. PM Abiy Ahmed said he will be traveling tomorrow, November 23, to lead Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) as they battle the TPLF, a group confirmed to have committed crimes against humanity by the United Nations human rights group. "If you want your names to go down in history, let us meet at the frontline", said PM Abiy Ahmed on the statement he released on social media. "Ethiopia's independence has been preserved with the courage and sacrifice of her children. This is known to both friend and foe alike. Those who dared encroach on her sovereignty have tasted her wrath. Those who wanted to enslave her have retreated with nothing but shame. She knows how to teach those who have betrayed her. And she knows how to punish

Ethiopia retrieves stolen artifacts by the British

Artifacts returned to Ethiopia [Picture: the Scheherazade Foundation] ADDIS ABABA, NOVEMBER 20, 2021 — Ethiopia retrieved thirteen historical and religious artifacts looted by the British army when they invaded the country in 1868.  Although, the Ethiopian Embassy in London acquired the items on September, the artifacts arrived in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, today after the Embassy in London, Ethiopia’s National Heritage Restitution Committee and the Scheherazade Foundation collaborated in ensuring the ancient treasures return home. Nevertheless, it was on June, 2021, that the Ethiopian Embassy in London was alerted about a sale at Bridport auctioneers. The sale consisted of a set of three inscribed horn beakers, a leather-bound Coptic bible, an imperial shield, a richly detailed gold crown and an Ethiopian cross which were stolen by Major-General William Arbuthnot during the British invasion of Ethiopia. T he Ethiopian Embassy in London ensured the auction was ha