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European Union MP, Amnesty International denounce arrest of Merara Gudina

ESAT News (December 1, 2016) A member of the European Union Parliament and Amnesty International today denounced the arrest on Wednesday of Dr. Merara Gudina, an opposition political figure. Dr. Gudina was jailed upon his return from Europe, where he testified at the European Parliament criticizing the Ethiopian regime. A  long time advocate for human rights in Ethiopia, Ana Gomes, ...

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    Report says Ethiopia sold armaments to South Sudan

    ESAT News (December 1, 2016) The Ethiopian regime has reportedly sold armaments to South Sudan in what reports allege was in preparation to launch a deadly assault on South Sudan armed opposition groups. Nyamilepedia revealed that it received a confidential document  dated November 25, 2016 and signed by deputy attaché in South Sudan Embassy in Addis Ababa. The reported said ...

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      Ethiopia: Amhara and Oromo police officers detained

      ESAT News (December 1, 2016) Members of the police force who are ethnically Amhara and Oromo and who work at the crime investigation department of the headquarters of the Ethiopian federal police in Addis Ababa have reportedly been detained by Tigrayayn  officers. The detention of the officers three days ago followed allegations that a bomb have been planted at the ...

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        Leading opposition leader arrested on arrival from Europe

        ESAT News (November 30, 2016) Dr. Merara Gudina, Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress was arrested upon his arrival from Europe. Gudina was in Brussels where he testified at the European Parliament on the current political crises in Ethiopia and the gross human rights violations being perpetrated against ordinary Ethiopians. Upon the invitation of the European parliament, Gudina, Prof. Berhanu ...

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          Israeli mohel uses Ethiopian children as ‘cannon fodder’

          ESAT News (November 30, 2016) Veteran  Israeli mohel has reportedly been sending his inexperienced students to practice circumcision on babies from low-income families from Ethiopia and Sudan, an investigation conducted by the new Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (Kan) revealed on Monday. Video footage showed Rabbi Eliyahu Asulin, a Chief Rabbinate-affiliated mohel with 33 years of experience, explaining that he forges ...

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            Ethiopia: Self organized group says armed struggle only option

            ESAT News (November 30, 2016) A leader of a self organized armed group says Ethiopians have no option other than waging armed struggle to free themselves from the TPLF’s brutal misrule. Gobe Melke, in an exclusive interview with ESAT, said his forces have engaged regime forces last week and inflicted major damage in Northern Ethiopia in a gun battle that ...

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              Eritrean President Afworki and Egypt’s El-Sisi met  in Cairo

              ESAT News (November 30, 2016) Reports reaching from Cairo say  Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday and have discussed on ways of invigorating the cooperation between the two countries. The two leaders stressed the importance of launching a joint committee aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation in all fields between the ...

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                Investors complain of loss as govt repossess lands

                ESAT News (November 29, 2016) Over one hundred investors who leased huge tracts of land in Gambella, western Ethiopia, have vented their anger at a government minister after their land, on which they said had invested in millions, had been repossessed by the government. The 107 businessmen and women, who had a meeting with the Minister D’etat for agriculture, told ...

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                  Close to 90,000 Ethiopians crossed the Gulf of Aden this year

                  ESAT News (November 29, 2016) The UN refugee agency said close to 90,000 Ethiopians crossed the Gulf of Aden this year and reached war torn Yemen. Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, William Spindler said at the headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday that 88,667 Ethiopians risked their lives on the high seas to reach Yemen. “Most people ...

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                    Family of Andargachew Tsige to deliver petition to British PM

                    ESAT News (November 29, 2016) The family of Andargachew Tsige will deliver a 24,000-strong petition to the Downing Street, calling on the Prime Minister to seek his return from Ethiopia. “Today, Mr Tsege’s partner and three children – who have not been able to speak to him since December 2014 – will deliver a petition of 24,000 signatures to Downing ...

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