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Ex-spy chief planned botched assassination attempt on PM: Prosecutor says

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 12, 2018) The general prosecutor said the former head of the National Intelligence and Security Services Agency was the person who coordinated the foiled assassination attempt against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in June. Berhanu Tsegaye, the prosecutor general told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that his office and the police have done ...

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    Ethiopia: Over 40 officials of corruption riddled METEC, members of intelligence under arrest

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 10, 2018) The Reporter Newspaper published in Addis Ababa broke the news this morning of the arrest of over 40 officials of the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) and members of the Ethiopian security and intelligence. Established in 2010, METEC, the country’s military industrial complex, was run by army generals of the Tigray People’s ...

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      BREAKING: Several mass graves found in Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) A day after police told a court in Addis Ababa that they have found a mass grave in an area between the Oromo and Somali regions in Eastern Ethiopia containing the bodies of about 200 people, president of the Somali region told ESAT that investigations were underway on “several” mass graves found ...

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        Eritrean and Somali Presidents visit Ethiopia

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is in Ethiopia for the third time in four months since the thawing of relations in July. Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia’s northern region of Amhara, joined by President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. The two leaders were welcomed in the historic city of Gondar by Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

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          BREAKING: Over 160 generals, commanders fired from Ethiopian army

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) Sources close to the Prime Minister disclosed to ESAT that over 160 army generals and commanders have been let go in a major reform by Abiy Ahmed’s government in the upper echelons of the army that was overwhelmingly dominated by ethnic Tigrayans and members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). In ...

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            Ethiopia to rebuild navy

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 8, 2018) Ethiopia says it will rebuild its navy on the international waters of Red Sea and Indian Ocean 27 years after it became landlocked following the independence of Eritrea and the ensuing disbandment of its once strong navy. Deputy état-major General Berhanu Jula told the Ethiopian News Agency that the country, which once ...

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              Establishment of democratic institutions necessary to guarantee rights, justice: says former opposition leader

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 8, 2018) A former opposition political figure who returned home after seven years in exile said now that there are positive changes in her country, she will work for the establishment of institutions crucial for guaranteeing and sustaining democratic rights, justice and freedom of the press. Birtukan Mideksa was once the popular leader of ...

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                Ten Ethiopian immigrants kidnapped in Libya

                ESAT News (November 7, 2018) Ten Ethiopian immigrants have been kidnapped from their shelter in Libya by gunmen, who also took their money and cellphones. Some of the immigrants, who were spared from the kidnapping and spoke to ESAT said they were originally numbered 21, 4 women and 17 men, living in a small room. One of the women, who ...

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                  Somali immigrant and first generation Americans won U.S. elections

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 7, 2018) In what is being described as a referendum election on President Donald Trump, a hijab wearing immigrant from Somalia and two first generation Americans born to Eritrean and Palestinian immigrant parents won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ilhan Omar, an immigrant from Somalia and Rashida Tlaib, born to Palestinian immigrant ...

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                    Ethiopia: Two killed in attack in East Wellega

                    ESAT News (November 6, 2018) Armed groups from Benishangul Gumuz have reportedly attacked and killed two policemen in East Wellega, injuring a farmer. Police commander Geremew Assefa told ESAT that the police officers have come under attack while they were on routine duty. Eighty houses were also set on fire, according to the commander. Several people have left their villages ...

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