Nearly 100 African intellectuals and the French-speaking and English-speaking diaspora ship a protracted attraction condemning the deterioration of the scenario in Ethiopia, the improve in violence in opposition to civilians and the inertia of worldwide our bodies. For them, solely a political answer will make it potential to search out a approach out of this lengthy disaster.
“Ethiopia is on the brink, we must act.” Tired of not being heard, listening as they spend their lives engaged on conflicts, the intellectuals who signed this name take duty and condemn the atrocities and their penalties: loss of life, sexual violence, refugee tour, recognized starvation and unsatisfactory medical wants , compelled disappearances and torture in custody. “The Ethiopian people have suffered enough,” they write.
They are additionally geared toward everybody armed actors on this battle. “We note with horror that the protagonists of the conflict are no longer just the Tigray Defense Forces and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces and the Amhara Special Forces but also the Oromo Liberation Army on the one hand and, on the other, the Special Forces in several other regions and many conscripts.”
The signatories of the attraction, who additionally condemn the African Union (AU)’s accusation of permitting Ethiopia to dictate the phrases of a answer, are solely contemplating one consequence, the dialogue. They name on the AU to deliver the predominant characters across the negotiating desk, maintain them there and discover a political answer.
All these intellectuals, researchers and historians additionally provide to take part, to supply their analyzes, to supply concrete assist in the seek for options.