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Amhara region says “The Security Situation Improving”

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Arega Kebede, Amhara region administration head speaking during the consultative meeting in the region. (Photo : screenshot from AMC news video)

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Government authorities in the Amhara region are reportedly conducting an evaluative meeting focusing on security and governance issues. The region’s senior and mid-level officials are participating in the evaluative meeting, which is taking place in the regional capital, Bahir Dar, this week.

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, a state media outlet, cited Arega Kebede, the head of the regional administration, who was appointed to the position in late August amid the escalating political and security crisis in the region. He stated, “Ensuring the rule of law and durable peace is a priority.”

The regional administration further claims that peace has been restored in many parts of the region. There are also reports from state media indicating that the curfew in some towns in the region has been extended to 9:00 P.M. due to the improved security situation.

In a speech given to the Ethiopian parliament in August of this year, former President of the Region and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gedu Andarchachew, declared that the ruling party has lost legitimacy in the region and has no future. He added that the problems in the region can only be resolved through peaceful means and that the defense force needs to return to its barracks.

Despite claims of restored peace, reports from private local media outlets indicate that the war is still ongoing in many parts of the Amhara region. Residents from North Shoa have reported recurring drone strikes, resulting in an unspecified number of civilian casualties.

Continued fighting is reported in North and South Wollo, Shoa, Gojjam, and Gondar areas of the region. Government forces are implicated in shelling civilian residential areas with artillery and are also accused of extensive human rights abuses. In the latest recorded extrajudicial executions, government forces reportedly executed a deputy branch manager of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in Sirikina, located about five kilometers from Woldia, North Wollo.

Fano, volunteer forces, are battling government forces to reverse what they call an existential threat. Tens of thousands of ethnic Amhara civilians have been massacred in the Oromo and Benishangul Gumuz regions of Ethiopia since Abiy Ahmed became Prime Minister in 2018.

His government introduced a state of emergency in the region with the pretext of an invitation from the regional administration to restore order in the region. Since April of this year, there have been about three rounds of military operations in the region with the aim of disarming Fano within a week’s time, which has not yet been achieved.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. This is good news. No more death and destruction anywhere in that country! Those kids now being used as cannon fodder by both sides need to go to school, not to stupid war ignited by utterly stupid individuals.

  2. There you go folks. My fears of earthquakes in those countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti is justified. These was an earthquake just 16 km from the seashore town of Tadjourah in Djibouti. It was measured 4.4 on the Richter scale. I was this will work as a wake up call for the leaders of those countries. The tectonic plate at their doorsteps seems to be active lately. It is a matter of time before the big one hits over there. You are adequately forewarned!!!

  3. in one week you cannot clear anything with this unenthusiastic and ethnic-officers dominated army. It is beter to cordone finfine and protect yourself under the blanket. oromuma idiots will get their deserved due.

  4. Don’t listen the so called Gedu Andargachew. He is one of the in efficient man. his in capability leads the country to pay thes crisis.
    He is known by the most populist political Figure.he has no the capacity to come up with relevant idea for new ethiopian situation. He has been on board why he answer the problem rather he criticized the Authority.
    it reminded Amharic proverb which is
    ”The dog barking after the Hayna gone”

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