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Ethiopia: Premier grilled over land annexed to Tigray, says will speak with Omar al-Bashir over disputed territories

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 20, 2018) Facing stern criticism in Gondar over land Ethiopia agreed to hand over to Sudan, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said he would raise the issue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he meets him in Bahir Dar tomorrow. Residents of Gondar grilled the Premier over land the government has agreed to hand ...

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    Ethiopia: Immigration authorities return confiscated passport to Eskinder Nega

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 20, 2018) A day after immigration authorities banned Eskinder Nega from leaving the country, reports reaching from Addis Ababa say authorities have returned his passport and the journalist was told he could leave the country. The ward winning journalist was about to board his plane to Amsterdam yesterday when immigration authorities at the Addis ...

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      Ethiopia: Much touted reform in doubt as PM fills cabinet with ruling party members

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 19, 2018) Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister filled 16 cabinet positions with members of the ruling party dampening hopes of seeing new faces and ideas in government key positions. Abiy Ahmed retained six ministers of his predecesor, Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February amid political turmoil in the East African country and the emergence of ...

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        Ethiopia: Rights league denounce killings by regime forces

        ESAT News (April 19, 2018) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa has denounced recent killings in Moyale and Guji towns in Southern Ethiopia. The League accused the Somali region Liyou police, on orders of regime generals, of perpetrating the killings in Moyale town on Tuesday where four people were killed in a grenade thrown at a bus ...

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          Ethnic clashes continue to claim lives in Southern Ethiopia

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 18, 2018) Eleven more people were killed in Southern Ethiopia, as clashes continued between the Gedeo and the Guji ethnic groups. According the Gedeo Association of North America, six of the deceased from yesterday’s attack were children. The Association also said up to 100,000 people might have been displaced as a result of the ...

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            Ethiopia: PM to announce cabinet, House to replace speaker

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 18, 2018) Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister is expected to announce his new cabinet as he addresses the Parliament tomorrow. It is the second time since his appointment that Abiy Ahmed will speak before the House of People’s Representatives that also replaces its speaker, Abadula Gemeda. Critics say the formation of a new cabinet will ...

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              Ethiopia: At least four killed in bomb attack in Moyale town

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 17, 2018) Four people were killed and over sixty others injured when a bomb was thrown at a bus terminal in the Southern Ethiopian town of Moyale. Sources sent to ESAT gruesome pictures of the aftermath of the bomb attack which local officials blamed on the Somali Region Liyou Police. Security officials in the ...

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                Ethiopia: PM says country suffers from forex crunch

                ESAT News (April 17, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister says his country has faced serious foreign cur crunch and called on Diaspora Ethiopians to lift their embargo on remittances they send home to their families. Abiy Ahmed was speaking to businessmen in the capital on Monday. He said the foreign currency crisis was so serious that the country cannot bounce back ...

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                  Ethiopia: Brief strike by air traffic controllers delays international flights

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 17, 2018) International flights were grounded for few hours in what appears to be a strike by air traffic controllers at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport this morning. The deputy director for air navigation at the civil aviation authority, Shimeles Kibreab, told the national broadcaster that the brief strike was due to disagreement ...

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                    Ethiopia: PM says military, security and intelligence should be free from politics

                    ESAT News (April 16, 2018) In one of his bold promises to Ethiopians, the newly elected Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said on Sunday that the military, security and intelligence would be restructured in a manner that would be free from political influence. The Prime Minister was speaking at a public event in Addis Ababa where he also promised to “review ...

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