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Honorable Dr. Qu Dongyu Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization

Honorable Dr. Qu Dongyu Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization

The United Nations Email FAO-HQ@fao.org Your Excellency, As Director General of FAO, on January 28, 2024, you congratulated Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his “leadership, commitment, and passion, which have led to a big, historic revolutionary change of agrifood systems, and for rural development.” In the award ceremony, you said you are honored to present “the prestigious […]

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A Citizen-centered Roadmap for systemic Political Transition in Ethiopia

A Citizen-centered Roadmap for systemic Political Transition in Ethiopia

The Imbylta Group Congress of Ethiopian Civic Associations (CECA) Washington, DC (USA) January 17, 2024 The other side of a crisis is opportunity, and the other side of the solution to a problem is proper diagnosis. Opportunity also favors the prepared. Informed preparedness to seize auspicious moments for transformative change, we believe, is critical to

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Appeal To Appeal To Reprimand the 2019 Peace Award Recipient PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia Recipient PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

Appeal To Appeal To Reprimand the 2019 Peace Award Recipient PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia Recipient PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia

The Nobel Foundation P.O. Box 5232, SE-102 45 Stockholm, Sweden Street address: Sturegatan 14, Stockholm Dear Nobel Prize Foundation Directors, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power in Ethiopia in 2018 after an internal power shift triggered by massive discontent and unrest. As soon as he came to power, he made surprisingly popular measures

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Withdraw the Peace Prize Award from Abiy Ahmed Ali

Withdraw the Peace Prize Award from Abiy Ahmed Ali

OPEN LETTER TO THE NOBEL FOUNDATION  Don’t make Alfred Nobel a Mockery of Peace 23 October, 2023 The Nobel Foundation P.O. Box 5232, SE-102 45 Stockholm, Sweden Street address: Sturegatan 14, Stockholm Tel: +46 (0)8 663 09 20 I am just one person among the 8.1 billion citizens of our world, where some live in

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An Open Letter to PM Abiy: Neither Kronos nor Zeus is a Good Role Model for You

An Open Letter to PM Abiy: Neither Kronos nor Zeus is a Good Role Model for You

Yonas Biru, PhD In Greek mythology, Kronos is one of the worst Greek gods. He was cruel to his wife and children. Fearing that his children would one day grow up and overthrow him, he swallowed them as soon as they were born. His wife successfully concocted a plan to save their last child, Zeus.

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Open Letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee: A Condemnation of Abiy Ahmed Ali, “The Mad King,”

Open Letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee: A Condemnation of Abiy Ahmed Ali, “The Mad King,”

September 24, 2023   The Norwegian Nobel Committee Henrik Ibsens gate 51 0255 Oslo E-mail: postmaster@nobel.no   Dear Excellencies: Subject: A Condemnation of Abiy Ahmed Ali, “The Mad King,” (1) Is Long Overdue In my previous three letters that I wrote to you over the past two years (2), I beseeched your excellencies to strip

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Open Letter to UNESCO to pressure the Ethiopian Government to stop firing heavy weapons from the world heritage site in Lalibela.

Open Letter to UNESCO to pressure the Ethiopian Government to stop firing heavy weapons from the world heritage site in Lalibela.

Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes @YirgaGelaw Today, a friend in #Lalibela directly called me to alert the world about heavy artillery firing in the town. I have now spoken to multiple residents about what is happening. They all report that heavy weaponry has been fired all night from Shimbrima, a few miles away from the historic rock

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Open Ltter to Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretory –General of the United Nations

Open Ltter to Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretory –General of the United Nations

September 10, 2023 Open letter Tesfaye Yigzaw His Excellency   Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretory –General of the United Nations United Nations, 405 East, 42nd street New York, NY. 10017 Excellency: My name is Tesfaye Yigzaw, and I am the USA citizen. I am closely following the situation in Ethiopia. As an American citizen, my experience living

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Welkait and Abiy’s Secret Agreement: A Threat to Ethiopian Unity

Welkait and Abiy’s Secret Agreement: A Threat to Ethiopian Unity

By LJDemissie August 23, 2023 Dear Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ambassador Mike Hammer, I am reaching out to you as a deeply concerned citizen of Ethiopia, a country I hold dear. The recently ended conflict in Tigray and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, triggered by the TPLF’s Special Forces’ attack on the ENDF Northern Command,

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Open letter to all Ethiopians who are not yet supporting the Amhara resistance

Open letter to all Ethiopians who are not yet supporting the Amhara resistance

By Shimelis Amare | August 20, 2023 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Martin Luther King   Why I am writing this letter? I know that the government and its

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Open Letter: To the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission

Open Letter: To the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission

By LJDemissie August 21, 2023 “O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace (Islam). Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” (Holy Quran: 2, 208) I am writing to you as a concerned citizen of Ethiopia who is deeply troubled by the ongoing conflict and violence in

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Open Letter to President Joe Biden Regarding the Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide of Amharas

Open Letter to President Joe Biden Regarding the Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide of Amharas

For immediate release: August 9, 2023 To: President Joseph E. Biden 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 United States Subject: A call for the U.S. government to stop ethnic cleansing and genocide of Amhara people by the Ethiopian government. “Our goal is not the victory of might but the vindication of right…not peace at the expense of

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