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Ethiopia: 7.8 million rely on emergency aid to stay alive as food pipeline breaking

ESAT News (June 22, 2017) Aid agencies warn on Thursday that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for the nearly 8 million people who rely on handouts just to survive. The country director of Save the Children says food pipeline is breaking and donors do not know what happens when food runs out next month. “We’re looking at ...

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African billionaire threatens to shut operations in Ethiopia

ESAT News (June 22, 2017) Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, threatens to shut down its operations in Ethiopia demanding authorities to reverse decisions that some of the cement production would be transferred to youth cooperatives. The Ethiopian regime has recently decided to give some of the cement production operations to youth associations in an attempt to calm the growing protest ...

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Ethiopia: Network submits letter to members of UN Rights Council urging support for human rights resolution

ESAT News (June 21, 2017) The Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) said it has submitted a letter to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council urging members to support a draft resolution which, among others, condemn human rights violations, extrajudicial killings and use of the anti-terror as well as the charities and societies proclamation to attack civic society and ...

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South Sudan no longer in famine

ESAT News (June 21, 2017) South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine following an increase in aid, the BBC quoted a UN-backed report as saying. In February a famine was declared in South Sudan, the first in the world since 201. The BBC report however said the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) said that 1.7 million ...

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U.N. Security Council calls for peaceful resolution of Eritrea, Djibouti border spat

ESAT News (June 20, 2017) The U.N. Security Council called on Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute in line with international laws. The Security Council also backs the decision by the African Union to send a fact finding mission to the two countries. The Council called “on the parties to resolve their border dispute peacefully in a manner ...

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Ethiopia: Armyworm infestation alarming

ESAT News (June 20, 2017) The United Nations warns that armyworm infestation is currently wreaking havoc on season crops across six regions in Ethiopia and is spreading at an alarming rate. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Monday that the armyworm was first reported in Yeki woreda of Sheka zone, Southern region of Ethiopia in ...

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Armed group attacks regime’s command post killing one

ESAT News (June 19, 2017) An armed group says its forces have attacked a temporary army command post in Ebnat, north Gondar killing the commander. Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed group fighting the Ethiopian regime, said in a statement it sent to ESAT that several other people might have been dead in the attack that was carried out in the ...

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Eritrea, Djibouti border tensions high following Qatari forces pullout

ESAT News (June 19, 2017) A pullout by Qatari forces last week from a disputed border area between Eritrea and Djibouti is feared to resuscitate a border conflict between the two countries, according to reports. About 450 strong Qatari forces were deployed along the border in 2010 to man a buffer zone between the two countries. But that changed last ...

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Ethiopia: Global warming threatens coffee growing regions

ESAT News (June 19, 2017) Rising temperatures is threatening to make half of the coffee growing regions in Ethiopia unsuitable for coffee with some areas already destroyed by the global warming phenomenon. A research published online today by the journal Nature Plants warns unless efforts are made to move coffee production to higher places where it is suitable to grow, ...

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Ethiopian regime accused of using food aid as a political tool

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 16, 2017) The Ethiopian regime is using famine to punish the people in the Somali region of Ethiopia whom it sees as its opponents, an activist said on Friday. Jamal Kalif, chair of the Ethiopian Somali Activists Network and a former member of the Ethiopian Parliament told ESAT that the regime is making statements ...

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