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Ethiopia: Regime charges dozens with terrorism  

  ESAT News (January 12, 2017) Dozens of people belonging to the Dorze ethnic group in southern Ethiopia have been accused of terrorism by the kangaroo courts of the regime. ESAT’s sources said the command post in charge of the state of emergency declared by the regime have detained 80 members of opposition political parties falsely accusing them of harboring ...

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    Egyptian nationals detained during recent unrest released

    ESAT News (January 12, 2017 Egyptian foreign ministry said  three Egyptian men, who were held for months in Ethiopia, have been released. The Egyptian nationals were detained for months during a recent wave of violent protests that claimed the lives of hundreds of people. According to a report by Ahram online, the foreign ministry secured the release of the three ...

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      Ethiopia: 2016 was year of bloody crackdowns, rights group says

        ESAT News (January 12, 2017) The Human Rights Watch in its 2017 report said the crackdown during 2016 in Ethiopia followed years of systematic attacks against opposition parties, non governmental organizations, and independent media, effectively closing political space and providing little room for dissenting voices. “Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights ...

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        Ethiopia puts 1.3 billion dollar bonds for sale

          ESAT News (January 11, 2017) The Ethiopian regime has put a 1.3 billion dollar bond for sale to mitigate its financial crises. The government last year raised 1 billion dollars in the sale of sovereign bonds at higher interest rates. The newly proposed sale of  bonds is also expected to have higher interests with 5 year grace period and ...

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          Ethiopia: U.S. Embassy suspends travel to Gondar

            ESAT News (January 11, 2017) The  U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is temporarily suspending all travel for U.S. Chief of Mission employees to Gondar until further notice. The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) said in a security message to U.S.citizens that the Embassy is monitoring a report of an explosion on January 10, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. at ...

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            Ethiopia: Reports of fire at a local administrative office in Gondar town

              ESAT News (January 11, 2017) Witnesses say an office building for the Lideta sub-city administration had caught fire Wednesday night. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage could not be known at the time of this report as the fire was still blazing. A resident of Gondar told ESAT there was a power outage in ...

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              Ethiopia: one killed, 18 injured in a grenade attack in Gondar

                ESAT News (January 11, 2017) Police said one person was killed and 18 others wounded after a grenade was thrown on Tuesday into the Entasol Hotel in Gondar town. Eyewitnesses say the deceased was a student at the University of Gondar. Police put the number of injured at 18 but witnesses told ESAT the victims were 2 wait staff ...

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                Ethiopia: Ruling party to transfer schools linked to coup plotter to Turkey

                ESAT News (January 10, 2017) The ruling party in Ethiopia has said the transfer of power of schools linked to the Gulen movement  to Turkish authorities will be through a legal process in ways that do not affect the operations of the schools, according to Anadolu News Agency. Hailemariam Desalegn made the comments in a news conference on Monday. “The ...

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                  Ethiopia: Bomb explodes at hotel in Gondar

                    ESAT News (January 10, 2017) Initial reports reaching ESAT say a bomb exploded on Tuesday at a hotel in Gondar in an area locally known as Kebele 18. Four people have reportedly been taken to the local hospital following the explosion. No party claimed responsibility in the grenade attack. The hotel was crowded with soccer fans at the time ...

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                    Ethiopia: High ranking commanders planning to boost military rule

                      ESAT News (January 10, 2017) A meeting of high level military commanders held last week in the eastern Ethiopian town of Jijiga passed a resolution to reinforce the military rule in Gondar, according to reliable security sources. The meeting decided that Seraba, in north Gondar will be the training headquarters for the western command and that two regiments from ...

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