From the monthly archives: February 2021

Ethiopia’s history includes too many dead from political violence. There are long histories, but even if we start only from the overthrow of the imperial regime in 1974, the lines are traumatic, winding their way through cities strewn with bodies of children killed at night, famine ravaged villages, battlefields in the north, east and west, […]

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Michael Cox is the executive director of Black & Pink Massachusetts, and administrator of the Massachusetts Bail Fund. In this interview, he discusses how, after his experience of being incarcerated, he re-directed his focus towards advocacy for and with incarcerated LGBTQ and HIV/AIDs+ people.

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Eritrea’s Silent War

On February 19, 2021 By

The war in Tigray, Ethiopia, is fought using words and silences as well as bullets and bombs. The warring parties have different strategies.

Eritrea’s strategy is silence.

There’s an apocryphal story from World War One about the editor of The Times of London, frustrated with the relentless censorship of news from the frontline, confronting a […]

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Telile Dange of KMN interviews Alex de Waal on Ethiopia and regional politics as it related to Oromo and Tigray struggles. Originally published on February 11, 2021.

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Alex of the Horn

On February 16, 2021 By

This interview was originally posted on February 13, 2021 at The Reporter Ethiopia.

Host Tewedaj Sintayehu speaks with Alex de Waal on his relationship with the TPLF, their miscalculations, the humanitarian crisis in Tigray, and criticisms made against him. Below are […]

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Originally published by the Irish Times on February 15, 2021.

The world’s newest humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The stories of desperate human tragedy and heartless political leaders are both familiar and shockingly fresh.

For those of us old enough to remember Bob Geldof’s Band Aid in 1984, […]

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