Author Archives: Engidu Wolde

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Somalia

ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to Somalia 41 years after it stopped its route to Mogadishu when war broke out between the two countries in the 1970s. The Inside Travel report said Mogadishu-based Radio Dalsan quoted Hussein Hosh, manager at the Ethiopian Airlines as saying that the airline will operate a thrice-weekly return service ...

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    Isaias Afwerki to visit Ethiopia, again

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki will visit Ethiopia for the second time after the two Horn of Africa nations in July ended a two decade state of war. News of his second visit came after representatives of the Amhara regional government from Ethiopia, led by Nigussu Tilahun, met and held discussions with advisor ...

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      Ethiopia: Police intercept weapons in Addis Ababa

      ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Federal police say they have intercepted over 1,000 pistols and about 4,000 munitions hidden in the tanker of a fuel truck. Crime investigation head with the federal police, Ketema Debalkie told reporters that the weapons were smuggled into the capital but were intercepted following tips from the community. The National Intelligence and Security Services in ...

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        Unease continues in town of Tepi, Southwestern Ethiopia

        ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Residents of Teppi, a town sitting 360 miles south west of Ethiopia’s capital, called for the federal government help bring calm as tensions remain high after the killing of three people on Tuesday. Three residents of the town were killed after an attack by the indigenous people against other ethnic groups in the town. Two ...

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          Ethiopia: Insecurity a problem despite reforms, says rights watchdog

          ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Ethnic and religious motivated attacks and killings in Ethiopia were still a problem despite reforms spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, says the Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has electrified his country with a range of reforms since he took office in April, including the release of hundreds of political ...

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            Ethiopia: Number of IDPs reach 2.8 million

            ESAT News (August 15, 2018) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia has increased to 2.8 million from 1.6 million at the beginning of the year. In its Horn of Africa situation report yesterday, UNICEF said there are nearly 920,000 refugees in Ethiopia. It said there are 16.3 million people in ...

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              Ethiopia: Police investigating suspects overseas in foiled assassination attempt on PM

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 15, 2018) The federal court of first instance in Addis Ababa gave additional 8 days to police that is investigating suspects in foreign countries linked to the June 23 assassination attempt on the life of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Police have requested the court for additional 14 days to further investigations on the prime ...

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                Ethiopia: Ethnic clashes escalate in southern region

                ESAT News (August 14, 2018) Deadly ethnic violence in Teppi, a town 360 miles south west of Ethiopia’s capital, has resulted in the death of at least two residents today when indigenous people attacked other ethnic groups in the town. A resident of the town who spoke to ESAT said the perpetrators also looted shops and other businesses. He said ...

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                  Death toll in attack in Eastern Ethiopia reaches 41

                  ESAT News (August 14, 2018) The number of people killed in East Hararghe, Eastern Ethiopia has reached 41 while 20 others were wounded in an attack by a notorious police force, the Liyou Police, according to local officials. The attack carried out on Sunday has also displaced several residents of Mayu Muluke district in East Hararghe, where communal clashes in ...

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                    Ethiopia: Arrest in mob killing of innocent man in Shashemene

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Authorities have arrested suspects of a mob killing over the weekend in Shashemene, a town sitting 160 miles south of the capital Addis Ababa. Spokesperson for the Oromo regional government, Negeri Lencho, told reporters that arrests were made in the brutal mob killing of a young man at a public rally in ...

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