Is it a sin to be a Tigrayan? A graduating Tigrayan university  student‘s lamentation
Graduating Tigrayan Addis Abeba University students protest the war on Tigray by refusing to stand for Ethiopia's anthem.

Is it a sin to be a Tigrayan? A graduating Tigrayan university student‘s lamentation

Editor's note: The following message is written by a graduating student. He reflects about his situation, about the hollowness and pain he feels, and about the situation of his people.…

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Twitter ought to Suspend Abiy Ahmed from its Platform

If Twitter was worried about Trump’s tweets being used to justify violence in a country with strong guardrails against civilians turning on one another and where there’s no specific ethnic minority that the tweets targeted, it should be horrified by Abiy’s tweets for two reasons. First, Abiy is very blunt in his tweets in a way that Trump never was, and never could have been. Abiy is clear about who the target is and about what needs to be done. The target is ethnic Tigrayans and what needs to be done is left to each person’s discretion, which means anything goes. This has all the hallmarks of a call to genocide. Second, there’s no independent body in Ethiopia who can say “this is wrong”. So, if Abiy orders an attack against Tigrayans, which has done in multiple tweets, ethnic Tigrayans have no one to appeal to.

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The captured minor Eritrean soldier says Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds brick and mortar
Rodamin Yemane, an Eritrean child soldier captured by TDF says Eritrean leaders said Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds bricks and mortars.

The captured minor Eritrean soldier says Eritrea builds ideas when Tigray builds brick and mortar

Certainly, the striking contrast between Tigray and Eritrea doesn’t end there where it is so telling why Tigray is turning the dynamics of the war to its favour. Again, as much as it has a lot to do with a brilliant military strategy augmented with extraordinary forte and perseverance, it has a lot to do with the power of ideas as well.

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