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Somalis believe Ethiopian troops cause of instability

ESAT News (January 2, 2017) Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopian troops alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country, according to a report by Radio Daslan of Somalia. From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu some 80% of residents in the capital believe Ethiopia undermines the sovereignty and security of its neighbor Somalia. ...

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    Somalia’s new parliament pick its speaker Saturday

    ESAT News (December 30, 2016) The new lawmakers of the Somalia’s parliament are expected to elect their speaker on Saturday in Mogadishu, after they had been inaugurated in the capital last Tuesday. According to a report by Shabelle News, several MPs, including former speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, have announced their candidacy for the leadership of the parliament’s both lower ...

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      Ethiopia: Loan payments due on four billion dollars sugar projects, but none have materialized

        ESAT News (December 30, 2016) Sugar projects worth four billion dollars are yet to be completed after seven years but loan payments are due, further putting pressure on a government that is in deep foreign currency crunch. The Metals and Engineering Corporation, run by the ruling clique, has been accused of squandering millions of dollars and failing to deliver ...

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        Ethiopia: Ruling party holds emergency meeting as officials, businessmen arrested for alleged corruption

        ESAT News (December 30, 2016) The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) called an emergency meeting on Friday as over one hundred government officials and businessmen have reportedly been arrested for an alleged corruption. Information reaching ESAT indicate the government had also frozen the assets of the alleged corrupt officials and businessmen. The report by media affiliated with the ruling ...

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          Ethiopia: Unknown assailants attack a bus killing five

            ESAT News (December 29, 2016) Unknown assailants attacked a bus carrying 40 passengers outside the town of Gambella, western Ethiopia, killing five passengers. The attackers have reportedly shot at the fuel tank of the bus that resulted in the deadly fire. State media reported that the attack took place 60 kilometers outside the town of Gambella. Police said nine ...

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            U.S. proposed to deliver drugs to civilians in rebel areas in South Sudan through Ethiopia

            ESAT News (December 29, 2016  ) Sudanese presidential aide Thursday said the U.S. proposal that his government has accepted is about the delivery of medicines to the civilians in the rebel held areas, providing it be inspected by the competent authorities. According to a report by Sudan Tribune, Sudanese humanitarian commissioner and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) dismissed statements ...

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              Ethiopia: Dr. Merara Gudina under investigation for “terrorism offences”

                ESAT News (December 29, 2016) Police said on Thursday that they are investigating the case of Dr. Merara Gudina, one of the leading dissidents of the TPLF-led regime, as a “terrorism offence.” Dr. Merara Gudina, the leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress, is a prominent figure in Ethiopia’s opposition politics. He was arrested last month upon his return from ...

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                Ethiopia: Prosecutors file terrorism charges against Col. Demeke et al

                  ESAT News (December 28, 2016) The 19th bench of the federal high court in Addis Ababa on Tuesday presided over the case of Colonel Demeke Zewdu and et al, who are leaders and members of a committee that spearheads the demands of the people of Wolkait, Tsegede and Telemt. The defendants lead the demand by the people of north ...

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                  Ethiopia: External debt major set back to economy

                    ESAT News (December 28, 2016) The problem of foreign debt has been a major and persistent set back for the African Economy, despite being one of the fastest growing economy in the entire globe. According to a report by the website Answer Africa, the economic setback is mainly a result of foreign debt. The report ranked Ethiopia the 7th, ...

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                    Ethiopia to impose lifetime ban on dopers

                    ESAT News (December 28, 2016) Haile Gebreselassie, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) told Reuters on Wednesday that Ethiopia will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats. Ethiopia is one of five countries the International association of athletics Federations (IAAF) says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems. The Reuters report recalled that the Horn of Africa ...

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