Friday, September 18, 2020


Message to Senator Mark Warner on Sep 17, 2020 on Town Hall

Why Security and Justice for Tigreans in Ethiopia (SJTE) is lobbying your offices?

We are concerned about the unacceptable human rights violations in Ethiopia as a whole and the plight of Tigreans in particular, as a special target group. The current administration of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has targeted Tigreans because it came to office on a wave of anti-Tigrean sentiments. It would not be an exaggeration to say Tigrigna speakers are in the crosshairs by reason of their ethnic identity alone. In fact, yesterday’s detainment of an international election observer Kjetil Tronvoll and the uprising in Oromia after the assassination of the iconic protest singer Hachalu Hundesa in June, validate the warnings that SJTE has delivered to the White House, Congress, and the State Department, regarding the increase in persecution against Tigreans.

Migrant Crisis: There are over 40 thousand Ethiopian economic migrants stranded between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The majority are male in their 20s, women of childbearing age and so there are children born en route and/ or in difficult circumstances. The pandemic has exasperated already intolerable conditions. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his ruling party are aware that the majority are Tigrai-Born, and as part of his hostility to Tigreans he has publicly, in parliament commented that if he brings repatriates them, they will only be part of the political opposition. In so stating he has confirmed he is using young Ethiopians whose remittances (FDI) would have supported families back home and further worsening the economic crisis that set these migrants on this perilous journey.  In desperation, and as the last State Government in the Ethiopian Federation to still have a functioning administration, the President of the Tigrai State was forced to send a letter to the King of Saudi Arabia.


On Asylees and Immigration services

·         The current immigration process notwithstanding the pandemic is burdening the Ethiopian-American community negatively.

·         For a naturalized citizen to reunite with his/her family use to take 1 year is taking up to 3 years.

·         Our community is also being impacted by the Asylum Granting Process which?

·         The Resident program (Green Card) applications are similarly being delayed by up to 2 years.


 Virgina and the greater DMV area, the largest hub for Ethiopian-Americans, will feel the effects of these changes, impacting local government administrations severely. Social services will be overburdened because as a community we depend on a tightly knit family and social safety nets. This will encumber the system further. 

አማርኛ ዜና - በእስር ቤት የታጎሩ የፖለቲካ እስረኞች ተፈትረው የጋራ ፖለቲካዊ ውይይት ሊያደርጉ ይገባል ተባለ። መስከረም 07/2013 ዓ/ም (Source: DW International)


ህዝባዊ ሰልፊ ከተማ መቐለ 09-18-2020 (Source: Tigrai Media House)


የትግራይ ምርጫ በጥገኛውና አሃዳዊው ቡድን ዛቻና ማስፈራርያ ሳይበገር በድል መጠናቀቁ የጋምቤላ ህዝቦች ፍትህ ለሰላምና ለዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ ደስታውን ገለፀ፡፡ (Source: TMMA)


#ቴሌቪዥን_ትግራይ፡አማርኛ ዜና 07-01-2013ዓ.ም


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

በዛሬው እለት በመቐለ ከተማ በተካሄደ ሰልፍ ላይ የህወሓት ሊቀ መንበር ዶክተር ደብረፅዮን ገብረሚካኤል ያሰሙት ንግግር፣ መስከረም 06/2013 ዓ/ም (Source: DW International)


ሁሉም ለበጎነው ለበጎነው (FB)


እይታ፣ "የትግራይ ምርጫ እና ሁለንተናዊ እንድምታዎች" ከአቶ ሴኩቱሬ እና አቶ ገ/ሚካኤል፣ መስከረም 05/2013 ዓ/ም (Source: DW International)


DW International አማርኛ ዜና ሰዓት 07:00፣ መስከረም 06/2013 ዓ/ም


ትግርኛ ዜና - ዶክተር ደብረፅዮን ገብረሚካኤል ፀገማት ህዝቢ ትግራይ ብቃል እንተይኮነስ በተግባር ንምእላይ ቃል ንኣቱ ኢሎም። መስከረም 06/2013 ዓ/ም (Source: DW International)


Mekelle Foresight Interview with Chairman of Tigrai Independence Party, Girmay Berhe Full Version.(Source: TMMA)


Thursday, September 10, 2020

The New York Times Report on the Tigray Region Election, Sept 10, 2020.


Sept. 10, 2020

GMN: በትግራይ ክልል የተካሄደውን ምርጫ በተመለከተ የተደረገ ውይይት ። September 10,2020


DW International ትግርኛ ዜና ሰዓት 12:30፣ ጳግሜን 05/2012 ዓ.ም


Happy Ethiopian New Year Wishes to All Tigreans from the Tigray Communities Forum


BBC News Report on the Tigray Election

 13:329 Sep

Polls close in Ethiopia's controversial regional election

Will Ross

Africa editor, BBC World Service

Polls have officially closed in northern Ethiopia's Tigray region in a local election that the federal government has deemed illegal.

Officials say turn out was more than 97%.

National and regional polls were due to be held in August but the government in Addis Ababa postponed the vote because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The main party in the region, the TPLF, used to dominate Ethiopia's governments. But it was sidelined after Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy came to power two years ago and is now in a deepening dispute with his government.

Correspondents say the decision to go ahead with the election was partly to underline TPLF's position that Mr Abiy has no legitimacy after he postponed elections.(For More, CLICK HERE!)

Aljazeera Report on Tigrai's Election


Ethiopia's Tigray region holds vote, defying Abiy's federal gov't

Officials holding polls warn that any federal government intervention would amount to a 'declaration of war'.

የትግራይ ምርጫ በዓለም አቀፍ ሚድያዎች፣ ትግራይ ክልላዊ ምርጫ በዓለም ግዙፍ መገናኛ ብዙኋን ሽፋን እየተሰጠው መሆኑን ተገለፀ። ጳጉሜ 04/2012 ዓ.ም (Source: DW International)


Monday, September 7, 2020


Mekelle Foresight Interview with Dr. hagos godifay (Source: TMMA)


DW International ትግርኛ ዜና ሰዓት 12:30፣ ጳግሜን 02/2012 ዓ.ም


በጀት በማቋረጥ ትግራይን ማንበርከክ ከተቻለ ዛሬውኑ ይሞክሩትና እናያለን! (Source: Awramba Times)


የጋዜጠኞች እገታና የአብይ የቀቢፀ ተሰፋ ጉዞ 09-07-2020 (Source: Tigrai Media House)


Ethiopia Bars Journalists From Flying to Tigray Regional Vote, Passengers Say By Reuters (The New York Times)

 ADDIS ABABA — At least 12 people, including four journalists and a senior think tank analyst, were barred on Monday from flying to Tigray, four of the passengers said, after Ethiopian security officials said the region's elections later this week were illegal.

Ethiopia's upper house said on Saturday plans by the Tigray region to hold an election on Sept.9 for regional parliament and other positions were unconstitutional, setting up a potential clash between the central government and the powerful Tigray People's Liberation Front. (For more, CLICK HERE!)

Journalists blocked in Addis Ababa from travelling to Tigray to report elections


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

DW International: አማርኛ ዜና- የአግአዚ አልሙናይ ማህበር ድጋፍ፣ በሰሜን አሜሪካ የሚኖሩ የትግራይ ተወላጆች የህክምና ቁሳቁስ ድጋፍ ማድረጋቸው ተገለፀ። ነሃሴ 26/2012 ዓም


ምልክታ/09/02/2020] /08/27/2020] (Source: Tigrai Media House)


DW International: አማርኛ ዜና ሰዓት 07:00፣ ነሃሴ 27/2012 ዓ.ም (Sep 2, 2020)


ከትግራይ ለሳውዲ መንግስት የተፃፈ ዳብዳቤ፣ በሳውዲ የስደተኞች ካምፕ የሚገኙት የትግራይ ተወላጆች ለመመለስ ትብብር ተጠየቀ። ነሃሴ 27/2012 ዓ.ም/Sep 2, 2020 (Source: DW International)


TMH: የአብይ አካሄድና የወቅቱ ሁኔታ-PART 2 /09/02/2020] /08/27/2020]


TMH: የአብይ አካሄድና የወቅቱ ሁኔታ/08/31/2020] /08/27/2020]

Demonstration to take place in Washington, DC, USA, on September 3, 2020


DW International ትግርኛ ዜና ሰዓት 12:30፣ ነሓሰ 26/2012 ዓ.ም