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Kathy Barnette Reacts to Trump Endorsement for Dr. Oz
"So tell me a little bit about your reaction to president Trump's endorsement of Doctor Oz because a lot of people were flabbergasted. Some dumbfounded some angry and some said, okay, I'll vote for us. What was Kathy Barnett's reaction? Well, I mean, you know, initially, it was a shock, right? I mean, I was downtown Philadelphia. I've been working with the Horn of Africa. There's those who will have come here from the Horn of Africa. There's over a 100,000 of those from sedans, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, who live here at Pennsylvania, highly concentrated between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. I've been working with them for several months. They hosted a very large fundraiser for me this past Saturday, and we were registered every single person changing their registration from Democrat to Republican. That's what I was doing. And someone turned on their phone and showed me what Donald Trump had done, and of course my initial reaction was like, oh my goodness, definitely know he's not really a conservative. But very quickly thereafter, I saw when a lot of people are seeing and that is across social media, my name is on everyone's list. So like I said, I started off. President Trump's endorsement of Oz is truly one of the best things that could have happened to our campaign. A lot of
Fleeing drought, hunger thousands trek to Somalia's capital
"More and more Samani softening trial ten heading towards the capital as he United Nations warned that thirteen million people in the region pace of their hunger in the next few months people fleeing drought have been pouring into camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu with many lacking food water and proper shelter I mean Osman displacement through full from middle Juba said they tracked all the way from her village eight days on the road we suffered in some people have died two women who accompanied us on the journey died of hunger we have no fees they will sadly lack toilets here the growing banks are expected to swell further in the coming months as the horn of Africa region faces its worst drought conditions in a decades the United Nations world food program has said that parts of Somalia Ethiopia and Kenya will need immediate assistance to avoid a major humanitarian crisis the horn of Africa has long been vulnerable to drought conditions often exacerbated by armed violence I'm Karen Thomas
US warns pilots of weapon fire as war nears Ethiopia capital
"Of Africa's busiest airports could be in danger pilots were warned that planes operating it bowl at ports could be struck by weapon fire from fighting the ATA because capital the advisory by the Federal Aviation Administration says the threat comes from ongoing clashes between Ethiopian forces and fighters from the northern Tigray region while CFA admit there has been no disruption so far they believe the rest to approaching and departing pains could increase if the Tigray finances and cycle the capital thousands have died in the fighting in the past year any TA pia I'm
Pope decries Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis, urges dialogue
"Pope Francis has decried the recent situation in Ethiopia and has pressed for dialogue over war total weekly dance that some people just read that he was worried about the country which has shaken my conduct every year the warning if UPS north Tigray region has killed thousands of people millions more have been displaced leaving many struggling with severe hunger the U. N. security council has called an end to the fighting it has also requested access to areas of the country for humanitarian aid to tackle the hunger crisis I'm Karen
Several Ethiopian armed opposition groups to form alliance
"Ethiopia's Tigray forces adjoining all the armed groups to form an alliance against prime minister admits after a year of war that has killed thousands of people the new union include Citigroup forces as well as the aroma Liberation Army and seven all the groups from around the country the alliance now known as the United front of Ethiopian federalist forces was signed into being in Washington organizers say the group will be both political and military with the aim of deposing prime minister Abiye admits to seek a political transition after a year of devastating war US special envoy Jeffrey Feltman this meeting with officials in the European capital amid calls for an immediate ceasefire and talks I'm Karen Thomas
"ethiopia" Discussed on Bro History
"Wants to peddle the idea of getting involved again by you know getting involved in another war by a showing this like sad story of a small ethnic group being bullied by two countries on both sides of it is that may be it like. They're trying to yeah. They're trying to get people to like stomach. The idea of. Us intervention by playing up in the tigray inside here. Here's the thing. here's the thing though. I the american public would not buy into this war like it is just so like i was saying earlier. I think americans probably kind of a associate every single african conflict into one new into one conflict. They can that they remember. They probably think of like this as an extension of the rwandan genocides. Just going to say that. Yeah we the that. Probably oh that kind of like their wand in genocide honestly if i was talking to any of my friends this and i was like hey man like going on european. Oh is it like who not like. They would think that that They can totally conflate this with something with something else so. I don't think that selling americans that you need to Intervene on in this conflict. I think would Would not go well. And i don't think joe biden has any interest in getting involved in this late. Joe biden has basically said some stuff like this needs to stop. And i think he's meeting with with with kenya for enough for some peace conference. I'm not sure what day it is. I think it's coming up this week. Actually this episode quote from this episode is gonna come on sunday and we're recording this on wednesday the thirteenth right. Yeah so this is going to be like five days. He's gonna come out like five days after record this who knows what can change however it is. I don't i don't think biden really cares like we just pulled out of out of gaffe ghanistan. There's definitely a wing of the state department that is fatigued by this. And there's like wool deal. It looks like might be just trying to pull the you know the sanctions card here. Because he said yeah he's just like what can i do. Say the thing that i care about this but not really doing anything right okay. Fine sanctions ray. So he actually That the the humanitarian crisis in the human rights crisis in ethiopia is an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the united states which is interesting language in general. You know So he's he's noting that it is a threat to national security intimate. Maybe he's just placating the the war hawks back at home but the the things that they're doing about it is putting in place mechanisms to impose sanctions on individuals and entities. Engaged in the war and abuses. Which is so broad right. So there's that.
"ethiopia" Discussed on Bro History
"That But the dplf in in the epl f. They were brothers in arms against the communist dirge. they were also both leftist groups too. So they're all marxist-leninist groups so it shows that you can really different brand yourself along anything But i believe the the epl fda eventually turned into maoism so they leave the marxist leninist philosophy and they revert to maoism. But i guess that's a whole different can of worms So the epl f the irretrievable nationalist. They ended up working with the t. p. l. f. in they originally are the ones who are arming. In their training. The tigray nationalist in ethiopia. So they trained. Dplf now the ethiopian civil war that breaks out in the nineteen eighties. It was incredibly brutal. I think westerners look at african conflicts as guys running around with machetes chopping people's hands off. This wasn't the case at all. These were two highly trained armies With russian migs had armored divisions it was a brutal world war. Two tight modern conflict and You know almost two million people were killed. If you include the famine that started due to the war but to oversimplify this the t p l f. so the the armed resistance movement of tigray became the successors of the state of ethiopia after the war was won in nineteen ninety one. So they're the government comes into place after the communist dirge 'cause they want and they took over yes meanwhile the p. l. f. they succeed from ethiopia and they create their own state by nineteen ninety-three. So that makes a follow me right now. Yeah totally so The Era trans and the tigrayans fight a war against the Communist dirge of of most of ethiopia. And they win the grand. They're both they're both leftist groups to write episodes and the are both marxist type like leftist groups right so just to make it more just different brands. Right the different brands. And so they fight this war and they win So but the tigrayans takeover ethiopia and the eritreans bounce. They're like we're going to do our own thing. We're gonna make our own country Exactly cool so caught up all right. So the union between the t. l. f. and the other political coalitions of ethiopia because there's other coalitions in ethiopia. There's only six percent of the population right so that union is called the ethiopian people's revolutionary democratic front. All right say that three times really fast in the ep. Deem or d. f. the epa the eprdf the eprdf. So would they do. They set up a federal government. Or excuse me. A federal republic and the constitution of this new government established an ethnic federal system that gave ethnic groups autonomy from the centralized state. So this was called ethnic federalism.
"ethiopia" Discussed on Bro History
"But it was really It was unprecedented at the time that this african nation stood up to arts african countries stood up to you. Know a western imperial power But after world war two. Eritrea became a protectorate of the british. And it's eventually annexed by the ethiopian empire nineteen sixty two and it imposes edicts to suppress the iranian language and its national identity which leads to the creation of the eurotree liberation front so the e. p. l. f. Give me a lot of acronyms in this. By the way a lot of acronyms that's episode so just bear with us but the ep l. f. the eritrean liberation front. You may be asking yourself what the hell did have to do. With the with tigray in ethiopia. It will make sense when we're done. So this was an irretrievable. Independence movement so in nineteen seventy four. The emperor of ethiopia has overthrown by a communist military. Giunta called the dirge so the dirge communist basically military dictatorship that control the country for about seventeen years from nineteen seventy four nineteen ninety one but when the dirge takes over It's sparks out it all out war Sparks out between Irretrievable nationalist in the ethiopian military so that urge meanwhile the ethnic t to grands in northern ethiopia They were also frustrated by the concentration of Government power in the south so they formed the tigray people's liberation front so the t p l f not to be confused with company f. So two different and right now. They're both at war with each other. So it makes it even more confusing Your tree inter now. They invaded tigray. And they're involved in this war right but at this time they were friends We're also makes us more interesting in more. Confusing is that I'm not one hundred percent sure of this true or not. i'm sure other people will claim as is different. But from what. I've read tigrayans. The your trends are very similar. Ethnically and linguistically In many consider them the same ethnic group so. I'm just saying that. I've heard that i'm not saying that. As a factor. Not because i'm not. I don't know enough about the ethnicity of the vip to make that claim also far be it from us to tell people what they identify as. So so.
NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
"NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft on a twelve year quest to explore some of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids one of the atlas five rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday morning submission is the first to aim for the thousands of not millions of asteroids that share Jupiter's expansive orbit around the sun scientists believe the Trojan asteroids may hold clues about the formation of our solar system they named Lucy after the three point two million year old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia which was in turn named after the Beatles song Lucy in the sky with diamonds in a pre recorded video for NASA Ringo Starr paid tribute to John Lennon Johnny will love that I'm Julie Walker
"ethiopia" Discussed on Spoon Mob
"I don't know if you're aware but the news cycle shit did she has problems. No i don't know who living What's the one food you would want to try. I mean there were a lot of interesting things in there. I put just pretty much. What they had at that Catania restaurant the first place that they were at and like i met up kind of goes might have been in like a teller. Something pretty much that like they had the big spread. Come out okay. That was what i would go with going. Turbo and tibbs. Would you go there i would. But it's it's not going to be high on my life places to go list. And i also think you need a translator. Because they had his wife there my end she speaks the language. But like i don't know how like maybe fine in the capital city like english. There's enough where you get around. But i did see you know. I've been watching ninety eight fiance the other way. She's christ sorry that i just blow up the the sound there. Now you're just talking about ninety fiance. Oh well there's there's an gop in connection of their. Yeah tell me more police out. Some of the listeners may enjoy this because they you know it's a pretty popular show but this girl from somewhere in the northeast gets pregnant in ethiopia and then wants to go back there to have the baby. Her dad's physician. Her mom is like. Hey that's not a good idea and right now the part. I'm on their touring like he's like the guys like showing her his house which is actually nightly like a real toilet guy from ethiopia. Yeah the guys from another reason why that's dumb is because wouldn't have. Us citizenship the baby. Yeah now there's a lot of problems you different if it was the guy and like 'cause then the soccer player as long as i think as long as the father is of us citizenship. You're you're born you get you. Us singer too but if the mother is a you don't yeah unless you're born in the us right. Yeah yeah born in another country yes so like they It's just wild right now. 'cause the mom is like i worked my whole life so you're gonna come over here and have a baby in like a hospital. It's not as good where they don't have epidurals like all and they go all. It's the best part so they go to This what do you call that. Like lamont's class like a bond. It's not the meister lamas. That's what it is acidic lebron rolex. Twenty four hour lamont's All but anyways. There's a japanese lady in the class. And she's oh the and the japanese lady is like wait what going she's like. I came to the us. I could have an epidurals like this is a great place to have a baby. Like what are you thinking. And it's just my favorite part like because it's just like how dumb are you. I don't understand it. But he was the guy that nice house for Breath yoga and But it's like she is just crazy to me when these people like go to another country and they're like aw.
Biden Threatens New Ethiopia Sanctions as Tigray War Widens
"Today. President joe biden signed an executive order authorizing broad sanctions against ethiopian and allied forces involved in the ongoing conflict in ethiopia. The new order does not immediately impose sanctions but it says it will if the parties don't start to negotiate a ceasefire and allow for humanitarian access. The white house is looking to see action in weeks not months. The situation in tigray has become dire. Cnn has uncovered evidence of mass detention sexual violence and horrific killings hundreds of thousands face famine and humanitarian access has been largely cut off. Cnn's nema l. bagger who has reported expensively on the abuses has more on the situation for months now we have been investigating atrocities committed by ethiopian and allied forces into gray. It's clear to us this marks. A new chapter in the ethnic cleansing of the region escapees eye witnesses from the if you open. Border town of hamadeh described to us a renewed campaign of mass incarcerations and executions the numbers. That that's telling us are extraordinary. We're talking about possibly over ten thousand people detained just for being today and they say.
"ethiopia" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"We're back at having a great time just talking about e e so Yeah say oh. Gosh okay sorry. Let's go say evil. I am very exaggerated evil now the we are really talking about so that makes sense. We should i thought you were gonna say evil too. I was wrong atrial. Thank you so you know. Just ethiopia's ethiopia's the rosters this tour europe and the the leaders of your like he meets with mussalini while mussalini is planning to cut up ethiopia with england and yeah So when you know ross gets back to the british and the italian cinema letter that basically said hey..
"ethiopia" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"But it's sort of miraculous almost that there was any space in africa. That just like you know what. Why bother with this. It's it's it's very similar i. I see a lot of similarities. When i read about the ethiopians to the kurds. Right you have. People who are continuously have are surrounded by enemies but never get quite wiped out because they have the mountains right and they know they're fucking mountains and if you come into the mountains you're probably not going to live right. You may not. They may not be able to like run. What is a functional nation because they may not have access to the sea your infrastructure. But you're not going to wipe wipe them out because they have the fucking mountains and the ethiopians have the got the mountains and that is a huge asset to them so after the british leave ethiopia has another one of its periods of interesting conflict. Right the emperor's gone all these local leaders who weren't willing to fight for him wind up fighting amongst themselves and after a period of this another guy casa of tigray wound up in charge next integrates a mountainous region in the northeast right in eighteen. Seventy two casa is crowned emperor johannes the fourth now almost as soon as he comes to power egypt invades the ethiopians beat egypt in two horrific battles but they you know the this is a ugly victory right they lose a lot of doing it This is eight hundred. Seventy five eighteen seventy six and again one of the things that should make clear about ethiopia that makes it unique. Is that during this time when most other african nations are being in the eighteen seventies. We're starting to see the scramble for africa. They're starting to steal everything that's not nailed down on the continent. While all of these colonizers are doing that to the rest of africa ethiopia's main conflicts are either internal or with other african nations and europeans had actually up to this point been more of a neutral or even sometimes beneficial force for their sovereignty which is very unique very very unique for again..
"ethiopia" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"After this are chaotic period for ethiopia there's a number of invasions and warlords and for a big chunk of time. There's an emperor of ethiopia. But he's basically a token figure and there's kind of these vying local kings warlords. Who are you know. One of them will be more of the power than he is. And this kind of continues off and on until the mid eighteen hundreds that's when an adventurer named casa defeated all of the different regional kings vying for power and declared himself king of kings. He took name smoothie. Yeah i mean it sounds like a fucking where. There's a lot of movies that should be made. I mean maybe there are a couple. Yeah so he the name theodose. Some people call him theodore right leg. It's usually anglicised as that. But his name was theodose. His name was not fucking theodore and he became the first modern emperor of ethiopia and like most emperors in history theodoros veered between kindly and wise and the narcissistic murderous madmen depending on whether he was having a good day right. No one who wants to be. The king of kings is going to be a nice dude. Right doesn't matter the pretty much. Get that defying god. Coming down to me like he should be or leader. I don't get to be king of kings by having outback rub. Su only maintained power ma by virtue of his mighty army. So he's got a really good army that's why he's in power but fucks up. After some time in power he fucks up because he has these he has these fits of rage. And right. Who knows. Maybe had some head injuries from battles. Maybe he was drinking. Leder there's all sorts of reasons people see death. Yeah you have all these. This happens all through a lot of you have a lot of roman emperors like that well he was prone to these fits of rage and now we know like oh well. They were had lead in the drinking water. Like all this shit. That might have been like why this rage happened. Who knows what was going on. But he has a fit of rage in he makes the mistake during one of these of imprisoning a british on voi- and by this point during the mid eighteen hundreds like the eighteen forties. The british are the one people you don't want to piss off unless you're the united states you don't wanna piss off britain in the early eighteen hundreds. It doesn't end well for you. Reign by eighteen forty or this is the victorian period. I think yes. Oh yes so. He imprisons prisons of british l'envoi and he seems to have done this. Because of a male dispute so emperor theodorus cinta letter to queen victoria and it didn't reach her. I don't think we know why. It didn't reach your. It may have been a slight may have just been at least the fucking eighteen hundreds right. It could've gotten lost. The sheer is along. The horace got sick and died. There's a long history that we'll talk about later in this episode of like particularly british monarchs being racist towards ethiopian. Monarchs but honestly this might have just been a fuck up. It's getting a letter beef. The uk and the eighteen forties not an easy task. But this letter doesn't reach your. She doesn't respond and he feels insulted because a fellow monarch had neglected to respond to him and this may have also been a deliberate slight. We really don't know. In any case he arrested..
Nigeria Beat Liberia in World Cup Qualifiers
"News down African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup where the Leicester City striker Colecchia Natural scored twice for Nigeria, who kicked off their Group C campaign with a comfortable two nil victory of a Liberia well, Nigeria will be with that natural and other top players for their next game, however. As Cape Verde drew 11 with the Central African Republic is on the UK government's covid red list. It means that anyone entering such a country would need to quarantine for 10 days upon their return to their English Premier League club. The two time African champions Every coast were held to a goalless draw in Mozambique, sides kicking off their in Group D Cameroon had a decisive two nil win over Malawi. Also on Friday, Tunisia went top of Group B, They beat Equatorial Guinea three nil. Zambia defeated Mauritania and in the group G Open in South Africa were held nail nail in Zimbabwe, Ghana beat Ethiopia one
"ethiopia" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Because the cheap elf to grand people's liberation front was sort of the dominant actor in establishing the ethno. Federalists state of ethiopian. That we've known in understood for the last couple of decades that state was governed by a coalition. Eprdf right which is a big tent of a number of different largely ethically regionally based parties but there was very much a one dominant party among them in. That was the tps. So you're absolutely right. It's a minority population. But for many years they enjoyed kind of cried. Place first among equals in ethiopian political system in that that also filtered through into the security services you had much of the senior officer corps coming from tigray and also to some degree the economy. So you have this. Period of teepee elf dominance that was also characterized by fairly autocratic governance. Style there are a lot of unresolved political issues in ethiopia right now and under the teepee aleph when those issues would bubble up there was a pretty repressive state response to people voicing dissatisfaction or dissent with the way ethiopia was governed the way land tenure works access to opportunity so win the current prime minister of ethiopia abby off mid came to power it really represented a kind of decisive pivot away from this period of teepee elf dominance to becomes prime minister wen so abby. I'm ed came to power in twenty eighteen and had quite a successful in many ways kind of honeymoon period where he announced a set of political reforms. Political prisoners were released lots of very prominent members of the ethiopian diaspora who had fled the country at came back. To sort of help rebuild a a new ethiopia that was going to have more space more political space for dissent discussion. He made he steel with eritrea and ended up winning a nobel prize period of euphoria but as those underlying tensions that had existed for quite some time in ethiopia continued to manifest. You started to see more of the same repressive tactics but at the same time. Growing tensions between the t. p. l. f. and the center so as prime minister abby sort of removed senior two grants from important posts in government in the military. You started to see a lot of resentment a sense of disenfranchisement at growing estrangement and win. Abby formed a new political party the prosperity party so abandoning that old. Eprdf model it. Dplf declined to join. It is a pretty clear signal that these entities were going their separate. Is it safe to say. The prime minister ave was pretty effective in sort of ease in the p. l. f. out of the government. Yeah i think it is. I think it is certainly affected in that sense but perhaps less effective in doing so in a way right that kind of retained the capacity to work with its dplf. So i'm not interested in assigning blame necessarily for why exactly this political relationship foundered so badly but it certainly did. Then you had sort of some precipitating events so the cove in nineteen crisis caused a postponement in ethiopia's national elections the end. This was a bit problematic. In the sense that ethiopia zone constitution didn't really allow for this. You had a government in addis that was sort of standing on constitutional quicksand for a while there and the gray in regional government which is dominated by the teepee. Ls decided to go ahead with elections on time in defiance of federal authorities. What in september of last year. so yes. These elections went forward in tigray in september of last year while they were postponed right in the rest of the.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Welcome to the president's inbox and see if our podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing the united states. I'm jim lindsey director studies at the council on foreign relations. This week's topic is ethiopia's civil war. With being discussed the fighting in northern ethiopia between federal government forces in regional tigray enforces is michelle gavin. Michelle is senior fellow for africa studies at the council. She was previously managing director of the center from two thousand eleven to two thousand fourteen. She was us ambassador botswana where she served concurrently as the us representative to the southern african development community before that michelle was a special assistant to president barack obama in the senior director for africa on the staff of the national security council michelle. Thanks you being here. Thanks so much for having michelle. Afghanistan is dominated news. As we're speaking so i think a lot of people haven't heard or followed what's been happening in ethiopia. Maybe we could just start by laying out for us. How things currently stand in ethiopia. Sure well unfortunately the situation ethiopia has really gone from bad to worse so fighting that began last november between the two gray enforces in the state of tigray in ethiopia and federal government forces very quickly brought in additional armed groups that would be military of country of eritrea. But also some emperor militia what we have now are even more actors even more armed groups involved in the fighting and we have a geographics sort of expansion of the conflict beyond the borders of tigray itself into a far and amhara states that border on tigray so essentially you have more armed elements in the mix fighting over a larger swath of territory the humanitarian crisis. Which is captured so much of the world's attention persists and in some ways has gotten worse as the sort of chokepoints for bringing food and other types of assistance to people in need have essentially narrowed down to one. There is one way that we're getting humanitarian assistance to tigray and it's not getting in fast enough with talk about how we got to the stage later. We can talk about where we're likely to go. Potential for diplomatic mediation the rest. But i'm trying to understand why the fighting broke out in the first place. Now ethiopia's the country of roughly one hundred ten million people. I have seen estimates that ethiopia has as many as ninety different ethnic groups tigray estate in northern part of ethiopia tigrayans constitute about five percent of the ethiopian population. How is we ended up in a situation which such a small group of people is in a battle with the central government. Well you have to step back in ethiopian history. A bit history is going to be love history on the presence. Inbox great stuff..
Mental Health Counselling for Displaced Kids in Tigray
"To this week's interview era chance to hear from tigray where spiraling conflict that started last november between ethiopian government forces and separatists has created a humanitarian catastrophe in the north the country. As ever it's the women and children who've suffered most after fleeing for their lives in many cases imagine the impact on young minds on the ground to help them in sheera our mental health counselors from the un's migration agency. I am for the latest. I spoke to media officer cave away. From the international organization for migration in ethiopia. And here she is now if you can imagine them. Im have set up a mental health and psychosocial support clinic in one of the adp sides and overcrowded. Either beside insurer and next to it is an. Im fixed clinic as well which provide medical concentate calls notations other pharmacy and other services by different medical professionals. That's not only just the idp's but also the host communities within this id besides so these are internally displaced people so i no we do fall into acronyms at the united nations but these return displaced people from the tieger conflict. What's the latest from sheera. I'm not sure when you were lost there. But what can you tell us about. How many people have been displaced so far from this conflict in northern ethiopia. Yes the based in. Iom's latest displacement tracking matrix or dtm as we call it We do emergency site assessment. And we're already around six. And on this latest round which i believe covers some the whole month of may we have identified nearly two million internally displaced persons intake dry and neighboring regions of degray amara and afar so that is From two months ago so you can imagine that it is probably more than two million at the moment
Ethiopia Calls "All Capable" Citizens to Fight in Tigray War
"Ethiopia's government on tuesday summoned all capable citizens to war urging them to join the country's military to stop resurgent forces from the embattled tigray region once and for all the call to arms is an ominous sign that all of ethiopia's one hundred ten million people of being drawn into a conflict that prime minister abi ahmed a nobel peace prize winner once declared would be over within weeks. The deadly fighting has now spread beyond tigray into neighboring regions. tuesday's announcement effectively ends. The unilateral ceasefire. The government declared in june as its military retreated from tigray it. He's also almost certain to magnify the toll of a nine month. War that does led to the massacre of thousands widespread gang rapes and displacement of entire communities mostly to gran hundreds of thousands of people in tigray now face famine conditions in the world's worst hunger crisis in a decade the prime minister's summons chilled to grains even outside to gray with the statement calling on all ethiopians to be the is and is of the country in order to track down and expose spies and agents of the tigray forces witnesses and lawyers have said thousands of tigrayans already have been detained during the conflict for their identity alone.
"ethiopia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"I also accept this award. On behalf of africans and citizens of the world for whom the rim of peace has often turned into a nightmare of wall. The have been one or two instances of a person making the transition from some variety of warlord to nobel peace laureate be amid prime minister of ethiopia may be journeying in the opposite direction i call upon the international community to join me and my fellow ethiopians in our inspired efforts of building in peace and prosperity in the horn of africa. I'm at won the nobel peace prize in two thousand nineteen barely a year after becoming prime minister for his efforts to resolve. Ethiopia's simmering border conflict with eritrea a former province of ethiopia which spent decades fighting. Its way out which won independence in nineteen ninety one and has since become a cloistered paranoid east african north korea. It is barely eighteen months. Since our armored accepted the nobel peace going adam breaking the lofty ideals customary on such occasions biz is a liberal of love. Sustaining piece is hard work yet. We must trish a nurture it a few to make war but it takes a village and a nation to build peace. His ethiopia now finds itself well and truly at war this time with itself earlier this week officials on sudan side of its border with ethiopia said that dozens of bodies had been recovered from the river. Between the two countries sudan calls it the settee ethiopia. The takeshi the dead appeared to be people who had either fled the fighting in ethiopia's tigray province or killed during it it is not the first atrocity reported during recent violence in ethiopia. It seems unlikely to be the last and concern is accelerating as to just how grim this might yet get disturbing videos which appear to show. The killing of unarmed civilians in northern ethiopia by people apparently dressed in ethiopian army uniform have been obtained by the bbc. Ahmed is the first ethiopian. Lead to hail from ethiopia's largest ethnic group the oromo prior to his arrival in power ethiopia's politics had long been dominated by two grands who despite comprising just six or seven percent of the country's one hundred twelve million people had not taken their relegation to the margins equitably lost september two gray went ahead with a regional election in defiance of pandemic related postponement of national polls. It was an amid took it. He ordered a suspension of federal funds militia attached to the dominant to gray and party. The tigray people's liberation front looted weapons from ethiopian army bases lost november amid ordered ethiopia's army to pursue a short shop and exemplary resolution to attention which clearly vexed him ethiopia's former foes in eritrea also sent troops into tigray a number of small scale celebrations were captured on social media. Here pro government. Militiamen wave their weapons in western tigray. And a government spokesman said the capital mckelway had been taken with a minimum of fuss things initially appeared to be proceeding more or less. According to mids wishes ethiopia's federal forces took the tegray in capital mckelway. Within a few weeks. And ahmed breezily declared operations over and ethiopia's government began the work of denying or including plentiful and plausible reports of hideous atrocities by ethiopian troops and the eritrean allies but the teepee l. f. having begun life in the nineteen seventies as a guerrilla insurgency became one again after a rebrand as the tigray defense forces. They took the fight back to the ethiopians. The tdf recaptured mccully. In june. the. Ahmed cold a unilateral ceasefire withdrew federal troops from tigray and seemed to be hoping that the tdf would be content to call it a draw. The tdf appeared however to have more expansive ideas equipped partly with kit abandoned by the retreating ethiopians. Their troops marched south into 'em horror and east into far the later expedition.
UN: 100,000 Children in Ethiopia's Tigray Face Deadly Hunger
"The U. N.'s a children's agency says more than one hundred thousand children in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region could face a serious threats in the coming year UNICEF warns the region's children risk the most extreme life threatening form of malnutrition over the coming months as humanitarian aid remains blocked from the region of some six million people the estimate is a ten fold increase over the usual caseload in Tigray officials from the U. N. and U. S. the visiting Ethiopia over the coming days to press the government to lift what Washington cools the siege of Tigray some two hundred food laden trucks a stock well the only remaining road into the region I'm Charles de Ledesma
"ethiopia" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"By raising your hand or typing the qna box michelle. We you've touched a Experiences global pandemic house has a covered nineteen affected The ethiopia and Complicated essentially this situation sure Well it's it's a sort of another layer of hardship. Certainly on the ethiopian people Particularly kind of the foreign policy circles when ethiopia came up for years. The first thing everybody thought about were these very impressive. Growth rates at which disguised to some degree the level of poverty. That still exists any games that they were absolutely impressive. Growth rates but inclusive growth is harder thing to achieve for any state and you know the global economic downturn has affected ethiopia as it is affected the rest of the world but particularly african states. So you've seen you Losses of employments less interest Internationally in some of the privatization initiatives Just because it hasn't been a time.
"ethiopia" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"At that point we we built up an amazing array of context for the embassy across all the major in even minor religious communities in ethiopia. I've a suspicion that in the past four years that bet list in those robust relationships atrophied good But ironically the embassy there was in fact equipped with a comprehensive list of contacts in religious roots. And they actually maintained relationships with them and so it really was quite surprised. I think when the conflict broke out and given who he is. But i wonder if the embassy still has the kind of of a robust lists relationships across the across muslim communities orthodox humanities bell so mainline protestant an pentecostal churches i suspect that capacities now defunct but in i'll i'll stop there. I hope you're wrong and you probably right But i i. I hope you're wrong. i do note obviously. You're incredibly knowledgeable about eighth yoga. And i suspect many people in this conversation are as well but for those who are maybe more generalists early new to it right it is. I think important to flag. What a what an admirable society it is in so many ways in it's tremendous diversity Religious and otherwise right it's it's complexity and it's it's a very proud history so also kind of in an earlier question there. Was this idea that there had been a moment when the us might been able to intervene to stop this from happening certainly would have been worth a try. I am not in any way suggesting that the us shouldn't have tried to do that and shouldn't continue to try to de escalate the situation in stop the conflict but i will say that no ethiopia's never been a terribly easy state to influence and a perception of the state could be bullied in in in any way which is sort of the tenor and tone of some of the things that trump administration tried is a terrible misread. A i think so. I'm not in any way suggesting that you were were calling for that or that..
"ethiopia" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Prime minister abby as a reformer who could see ethiopia through a difficult set of a kind of political questions in resolutions and lead in. Come out the other end with a stronger more. Just ethiopian state. A lot of the kind of euphoria around prime minister abby and even the nobel prize which you know technically was about peace with air trae. But i think was informed by this idea of Of the promise right of a more democratic more representative ethiopia and that could mean in how exciting prospect wise and i. I do think that there. There was a certain degree of investment in that idea and that colored in shape perceptions particularly early on. I also think that you're right about you. Know the the outright falsehoods that The prime minister delivered publicly. Right regarding you know. This law enforcement operations will be just mocked right up or or particularly the denial of the eritrean troop presence for such a little time. When it was crystal clear the air trains were were there and i think that That the loss of credibility that he suffered as a leader Because of those kinds of statements Has been a significant factor in Maybe some soul searching in some readjusting of some of these perceptions of some of this investment in individual leader. I think many people. I would include myself among them are still very invested in the idea of a strong and resilient but representative unjust ethiopia in that the promise of that right as a a a force for four african leadership in the decades to come as isn't remains very compelling Exciting of course removing in completely opposite direction right now but i. I do think That there are there is always in informed. Policymaking there's a degree of Wishful thinking there's a degree of believe in what we want to be true. A so much sometimes. Investing in that idea i and it's.
"ethiopia" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Org and on itunes podcast channel religion in foreign policy as always see if our takes no institutional institutional positions on matters of policy. We're delighted to have ambassador. Michelle gavin with us today to talk about the conflict in ethiopia's ethiopia's tigray region. Michelle gavin is currently senior fellow for africa studies at the council on foreign relations. She was formerly the managing director of the africa center. A multidisciplinary institution dedicated to increasing understanding of contemporary africa and prior to distinguished career in the government from two dozen eleven to two thousand fourteen ambassador. Gammon was the ambassador to botswana and served concurrently as a us representative to the southern african development community. She also served part that President obama and the senior director for africa at the national security council and before joining the obama administration ambassador gavin was an international affairs fellow and adjunct fellow for africa at the afar. So michelle. thank you for being with us today. it would be great if you could provide us with an overview of the conflict in tigray region of ethiopia. And talk about what's led up to it and policy recommendations as you see a what we can be doing here From the us vantage point or will thank you so much for inviting me to join you today and thanks to everyone is taking time to engage with this issue which is wine that genuinely does keep me up at night And i think is is keeping a lot of people so this is a conflict that broke out last november but had frankly been along time coming. The ethiopian state had for a decade been governed by a coalition a coalition of political parties. But there was one group that was kind of first among equals that was dominant in this ruling coalition and that was the tepe elf and the tigrayan people's liberation front at so the to which make up about six percent More or less of ethiopia's population there is a theo. Pia is a federation so there are states demarcated on maps with a different kind of local government and sometimes local defense forces as well. The tigrayans had been kind of dominated. Federally intel really at the rise of the current prime minister. Vip prime minister. Abby op-ed who is not great in he is a from is a romo ethnically although his background is is mixed which is true of many ethiopians and also a mixed religious background. Interestingly his father's slim his mother in ethiopia orthodox christian himself is pentecostal so as president. Excuse me prime minister. Abby a Power kind of reform agenda because indian all observers inside and outside ethiopia agreed at that time the ethiopian state wasn't really working. There was a great deal of popular dissatisfaction with the federal government with the center. A lot of political contestation and so he unveiled a reform agenda much of which was celebrated domestically and internationally designed open up political space in the country but part of the reform involved and eliminating some of the kind of preferences and the the sort of first among equals role of the left. So you have to gray in a senior to grains who had long enjoyed very influential roles in politics but also in the economy in the military Finding at some of that power being stripped away and it set up at a fairly antagonistic relationship now over time at the prime minister's reform agenda stalled in some areas. They're still a great deal of discontent in contestation. any theo. Pia aside from in tigray but things really came to a head with the grants around the question of elections so ethiopia in june just completed elections but those elections had been delayed so be original. Election date was postponed because of cova nineteen and the difficulty of of campaigning of organizing the midst of a pandemic. the grands chose to go ahead with elections in their region in defiance of federal authorities. And this really kind of set up a standoff and then the it was you know both sides were clearly mobilizing forces for actual conflict that the spark that lit the tinder was a preemptive attack on the part of two grey enforces on some federal forces in the area. And then what you had was a a devastatingly costly conflict where you ended up with four different armed groups. A in the mix in tigray and civilians suffering. You had the federal ethiopian forces you had the two grain forces pushing back but aligned with those federal forces and very much complicating the picture you had eritrean forces who crossed the border to to support prime minister abbey in this campaign against a teepee aleph and worryingly you had militia forces from 'em hara another very large ethnic group in the country who claim. Some of the land that on maps had been considered not so this devastating conflict which has been accompanied by clear mass atrocities Use of sexual violence as a weapon. Refugees have been attacked health. Care centers have been deliberately destroyed which is a war crime across have been deliberately destroyed and in fact hundreds of thousands of two grains are now living in fan conditions. people have begun to die Because of famine it's a man made famine in tigray. So you have the conflict you have atrocity crimes and you have this devastating lack of food and access to healthcare. We're almost there. Were almost up to the president but something very interesting happened last month. Where essentially the two grands who a more or less have been fighting as a guerrilla force You know they kind of those who weren't immediately killed or captured kind of melted away regrouped in the mountains at the trains ended up reclaiming a great deal of territory from the federal forces. Federal forces then withdrew from the two grain capital for most of tigray and prime minister. Abby announced a unilateral ceasefire. It didn't really meet it. Didn't look like what ceasefires usually look like right with arrangements for communitarian access etcetera but there was this kind of Inflection point in the conflict outwear appear the to grandparents had gained an upper hand. The ethiopian federal forces withdrew with rain did not accept at a ceasefire unconditionally. They wanted the or trans out. They wanted those emperor militia out. Essentially the ceasefire is gone now. A fighting has resumed and has in fact spilled out of teague right into a neighboring region..
Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis: Fleeing for Fear of New Ethnic Conflict
"The BBC is heard fresh reports of ethnic cleansing integrate T grain forces are continuing to extend their control of the region, prompting the Ethiopian government to abandon a unilateral ceasefire. More fighting is now expected in the west of Tigre, an area close to the water with Sudan from where our Africa correspondent Andrew Harding reports. Doing nothing for a young man is struggling to swim across the fast flowing Brown River. He's escaping the conflict into great Safely across the 18 year old tells us he was chased by another ethnic group, The, Um Harris, whose malicious still control this corner of Western to be able to get them. They know you were two grand. They kill or arrest you, He says the militias are everywhere. Within hours, I meet another group of four teenagers who just made the same journey. Some armed soldiers come home to home and they registered their means, and they sold them to leave home. Militia militia and their militias. I'm harem. Alicia's Yes, I'm on a mission. They gave us two days to leave home to to get out of former because we are immigrants. Like many others, these youngsters are fleeing Ethiopia's fast changing war into gray, a war that seemed to be winding down. That could well be just getting started. They've all ended up here on the far side of the river in neighbouring Sudan. The isolated Sudanese farming town of Hyundai at a Tigre and doctor is busy treating more new arrivals. Doctor terrorists to Farrah fled across the border last year. Now he sees clear signs. Of an upsurge of ethnic violence. So there is there is a new search of mass arrest. Thousands of people have been held in camps and with no food and no water, and particularly, they were being told that they are going to be punished by Hank punished by hunger and staffed. Word by
Ethiopia denies trying to 'suffocate' Tigray region
"Ethiopia has denied to trying to fulfill the Tigray region by denying access and aid Ethiopia's government has rejected accusations is trying to suffocate the Tigray people by denying them urgently needed food and other aid even as transport and communications links remain seventh in the region the country's foreign minister spoke to reporters a day off to a bridge that's crucial for accessing much of the area was destroyed and the U. N. indicated that special forces from the neighboring Amhara region were to blame I'm horrible authorities about keepod western Tigray a full start hundreds of thousands of ethnic two grands I'm Charles the last month
Tigray Fighters in Ethiopia Reject Cease-Fire as 'Sick Joke'
"Now retaking parts of Ethiopia's Tigre region will pursue soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea back into their country and chase Ethiopian forces back to the capital Addis Ababa. If that's what it takes to weaken their military powers as a conflict that has killed thousands of civilians looks certain to continue. In an interview with the Associated Press spokesman Get it You read a says that the to gray enforces will stop at nothing. To deliberate every square inch of the Tigre region of six million people, nearly eight months after fighting erupted between the tea Great forces and Ethiopian soldiers backed by Eritrea. He rejected the unilateral ceasefire Ethiopia's government declared yesterday as a sick joke and accused Ethiopia of long denying humanitarian aid to the two grands that now pretends to care about. Ethiopia declared the unilateral ceasefire as its soldiers and handpicked regional interim administration fled the Tigre regional capital. Following some of the fiercest fighting of the war. The comments were sure to bring new alarm from the United States, United Nations and others who have pressed for an end of the fighting in Africa's second most populous country. It has sent hundreds of thousands of two grains into the world's worst famine crisis in a decade. Coletta Guangzhou be reports from Addis Ababa The Ethiopian government says it has decided to implement a ceasefire in its northern region to allow farmers to till their land and return life to normal. See after months of displacement. However, the two great defense forces says it has taken back control of the region. It says its forces have forced Ethiopian troops out of my Kelly and it has shown no interest in being part of the ceasefire declared by the government of Prime Minister A. B Ahmed. The United Nations says over four million people have been affected by the conflict and are in need of emergency assistance, of which one million Are internally
Ethiopia Declares Immediate, Unilateral Cease-Fire in Tigray
"Ethiopia's government has declared an immediate unilateral ceasefire in its Tigray region often eighty eight months off deadly conflict as Tigray fighters occupied the regional capital if if his statement was carried by state media shortly after the Tigray interim administration led the regional capital to Kaylee I'm cool for a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds so that desperately needed aid could be delivered meanwhile city residents cheered the return of Tigray rebel forces well the Ethiopian government soldiers retreated the C. spot could calm a war was destabilized Africa's second most populous country on Monday the US UK and Ireland cool cool an emergency open meeting of the security council over the Africa crisis I'm Charles at the last month
Witnesses Say Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray Kills Dozens
"A deadly airstrike has hit a busy market in a village in Ethiopia's northern Tigray killing dozens medics into gray's regional capital have told the Associated Press they were unable to confirm how many people were killed but one doctor said health workers at the scene reported more than eighty civilian deaths the conflict began in November when Ethiopian forces supported by those from neighboring Eritrea issued to graze former leaders the stopper with an international aid group who had spoken with a colleague at the scene since it was horrific we don't know if the jets will coming from Ethiopia or Eritrea they're still looking for bodies by hand I'm Charles the last month
Voting Underway in Ethiopia
"When ethiopia's prime minister abe hamad first came to power. He framed himself as the leader of law and order. Who would clear the way for the country's first free and fair elections well today. Millions of ethiopians will last had the chance to vote in parliamentary poll. But the twice delayed election is taking place amid raging famine and a devastating civil war in the northern tigray region. Well i'm joined now by. Mary harper the bbc's africa editor. Mary thanks for coming on. Millions are indeed going to the polls today. but it's certainly not the whole country. Why isn't everyone voting. Yes about a fifth of the constituencies in ethiopia are not holding elections today including a as you mentioned the whole of the tigray region which has been in a state of civil war since november last year. But even though the tigray has got the main kind of media interest and international focus because the situation there is so gruesome and basically hungary's being used as a weapon of war. There are lots of other parts of ethiopia. Weather's been ethnic insecurity Really over the last few years. Since the prime minister abe met came to power so people have been unable to vote in those regions as well which stretch across many different parts of ethiopia
Ethiopia Votes in Greatest Electoral Test yet for Abiy
"We start in Ethiopia, Voting has started there in regional and federal parliamentary elections. The vote, of course, has already delayed twice, very controversial. And it's going to be the first test at the ballot for Prime Minister Abdi Ahmed and his prosperity party since he was appointed in 2018 and formed the party. The election comes of course, sadly, with the background of ethnic tensions, along with conflict and hunger in the north as well and quite a large proportion of Ethiopians won't get to vote. I've been speaking with Catherine Bureau hanker, BBC's Africa correspondent. She's an Agar o town, which is the constituency of Prime Minister Ahmed. We've been here since six a.m. the moment when the polls opened, and people already coming in streaming in an orderly fashion into the polling station here, we're on the high Street and really, there's pretty much no traffic is just people walking in trying to exercise their right to vote. It's not a public holiday in Ethiopia. So of course, many parts of the country people will have to Juggle work and coming out to cost their ballot. Now what we know from the Election board is that 20% of constituencies in this country will not be taking part in the election today, and that's because of security reasons, but also logistical reasons, so we have t dry in the north, where a conflict Has been going on for eight months, people there will not be voting. There are also other regions like the Somali region and Harari region where, because of issues with the ballot papers, people there will not be voting as well. That also presumably delays, a result does it When will we know from what we know from the election board is that within a week's time, we will get some preliminary results of the ballots that have been caused today. But in regions where people are not able to vote, the elections
"ethiopia" Discussed on First Person
"I tink the most effective way is Contacting particularly american see in america have a very important role player contacting local or their congress in representatives and senators is a great help dole that have bischel influence if they can make that public. is also immensely important news important contribution Anyone else. I think as much as you can. You can draw attention to this on social media and End in the way you can that's These are great contributions. think but the most important is actually Talked to local representatives. And i know that you've been very active twitter. Sharing information about what's happening are there particular hashtags on twitter that you think our listeners should be following the main one is to grudge genocide. That's the one everyone is using. And if you follow that and if you follow Some advocacy groups like too hot. That's h. a. T. and we will keep yourself updated on now on the latest on that front great. Thank you so much for your timeless. This can for sharing your insights with our listeners. Thank you so much for having me on. That was episode. One hundred seventeen the genocide in tigray ethiopia from africa. My thanks to kimmy dion rachel beatty ridell ufa ohama africa africa for sharing their podcast with us. And that's all for foreign policy playlist this week. If you liked what you heard please subscribe and if you want to suggest a great podcast please email us at podcast at farm policy dot com. The show is hosted by me. Amy mckinnon is produced by zone peres. Rob sachs and rosie julian our executive producer. Podcasts is done ephron..
"ethiopia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Ethiopia has split once before in nineteen ninety-three. . Eritrea Ethiopia had annexed in one, thousand, , , nine, , hundred, , sixty, , two voted to secede after a decades long war for its independence. . That break was not a clean one. . Another war between Ethiopia and Eritrea followed in the late Nineteen Ninety S. . After which retrieve retreated into isolation militarization and paranoia because a sort of North Korea on the Red Sea. . Ending hostility between Eritrea and Ethiopia officially accomplished as recently as two thousand eighteen was considered such a feat of deploying the see that it one. . Recently, , arrived Prime Minister B amid the Nobel. . Peace Prize. . I was a young soldier when well broke out between Utopia and. . I witnessed firsthand the ugliness of war in frontline battles. . There are those suave never seen war, , but glorify romance is it They have not seen the fear they have not seen the Arctic. . They have not seen the restriction or break nor are they failed the mournful and bitterness of war after the carnage WAR IS EPITHELIAL FAIL FOR ALL INVOLVED Ahmed may now face another test of his diplomatic capacities to stop another portion of Ethiopia setting up shop on its own this week the Ethiopian state of Gray held elections despite instructions from the federal government not to. . Federal government prefer to correspond election because of the COVID nineteen. . But <hes> the people of to. . Know that the reason for postponing the election is not covid nineteen. . We believe that it's political than the heads issue. . So and we know how much we paid for such an election to happen or to occur. . And the government the people to have paid the lives of sixty thousand people we don't want to pay lives. . In order to have the constitution that we have already, , we know that this is a threat to the constitutions that we have it some twenty years back. . To agree is easier appears northernmost region lying along what is now the westernmost stretch of the border with era that tegray has issues with the government in outer suburbs that can be gleaned from the briefest survey of the composition of Ethiopia's national parliament the house of Peoples Representatives Ov- it's five hundred and forty seven seats five, , hundred twelve occupied by the Prosperity Party a unity coalition assembled late last year by Ali Ahmed. . The thirty five a held by the People's Liberation Front, , and now more than ever there might be a clue in the name. . To understand how we got here a brisk through the. . backstory is probably in order. . The teepee Aleph was founded in one, , thousand, nine, , , hundred, , seventy, , five shortly after the military coup in Saba, , which overthrew emperor highly selassie and installed the brutal Linens Junior, , which became known as the Doug. . <music>. . was only two years ago that people were able to give vent the grief that shattered every family during the seventeen silent years a fear under the regime of Mengistu Highly Marian. . These are the relatives of Mengistu's first victims members of highly selassie imperial government executed without trial in November one, , thousand, , nine, hundred, , , seventy, , four, , the year, , Mengistu begun his bloodstained rise to power. . The spent his formative years waging war against the Derg, , and as is the way of revolutionary movements other tegray in revolutionary movements. . When the Doug was finally toppled in one, , thousand, , nine, hundred, , , ninety, , one. . Were at the forefront of the forces which changed the regime and they made certain to stay there. . Though members of the Tigrayan. . Ethnic group account for barely six percent of Ethiopia's population that. . was a huge influence on the eighth. . European politics. . In the subsequent decades, , it was a dominant part of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic. . Front. . The coalition which governed from the fall of the Derg until Abi Alma dismantled last year and reassembled at as the Prosperity Party
"ethiopia" Discussed on Bevs World
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