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Ethiopia: Ninety-two inmates escape from Gambella prison

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 16, 2019) A spat between two inmates at the Gambella prison in western Ethiopia led to a brawl between two clan groups, offering a rare chance for 92 inmates to escape. Local media reports said the prison had few police officers who were busy breaking up the fight, which gave an opportunity for 92 ...

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    70 Ethiopians dead after boat capsizes in Red Sea

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 16,2019) Seventy Ethiopians were killed when their boat capsized in the red sea. The migrants were heading to Yemen and Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Deutsche Welle Amharic service. Sixty of the dead were from one district in Tigray region, Atsbi Wenberta. At least forty of the families of the deceased have ...

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      Ethiopia: Police seize over 275,000 USD, 790 kg cannabis

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 15, 2019) Custom authorities have seized over 275,000 USD in cash in various currencies and 790 kg of cannabis at two separated checkpoints in eastern and southern Ethiopia. The 182,247 USD, 119,920 in UAE Dirham and 887,360 in Saudi Riyal was seized at the Togo Chale checkpoint in eastern Ethiopia bordering Somalia. The report ...

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        Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia in first leg tour to Africa

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 15, 2019) Daughter and senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump is in Ethiopia on Monday as part of her tour in Africa to promote her father’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The four-day Africa trip also includes Ivory Coast and promotes U.S. plan to help 50 million women in Africa ...

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          Ethiopia: 59 heads of govt agencies, investors arrested on suspicion of corruption

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) Fifty-nine directors of government enterprises and investors were arrested on suspicion of corruption related to government purchases, which officials said incurred the country the loss of tens of millions of dollars. Ethiopia’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye said at a press conference that directors of four government agencies and investors have colluded to ...

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            BREAKING: Ethiopia arrests terror suspects with links to al-Shabaab

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) An Ethiopian official said the country’s intelligence and security agents have arrested suspects who were plotting to carry out terror attacks on public gatherings and other targets. The country’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that the National Intelligence and Security Services has successfully carried out ...

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              Ethiopia: Fire destroys 343 hectares in Simien Mountains National Park

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 11, 2019) A fire that began on Monday at the Semien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia has gutted down 342.9 hectares of grassland. Director of the authority for forest and wild lives, Kumera Wakjira told ESAT that the fire is believed to have been sparked by human activity in the park. He said ...

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                Sudan’s al-Bashir removed in coup

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 11, 2019) Declaring a three-month state of emergency, a military council took over power in Sudan removing the country’s president for thirty years, Omar al-Bashir, following months of demonstrations calling for his ouster. Sudan’s Minister of Defense, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said in a televised address to the nation that President Omar al-Bashir ...

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                  Ethiopia: Amharas displaced in Amaro district call for help

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) At least 2000 ethnic Amharas were displaced from Amaro district in southern Ethiopia by what the victims said were a coordinated attack by people who consider themselves indigenous to the area. Information ESAT received from the area also show that 21 people were kidnapped and their whereabouts is not yet known. Two ...

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                    27: Death toll in North Shewa attack

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) An administrator for the North Shewa Zone disclosed that 27 people were killed in the weekend attack in Ataye and other towns by groups he described as “organized, armed and well trained forces.” The administrator, Tefera Wondimagegnehu, told Addis Zemen, the state run Amharic daily that another 27 people were injured in ...

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