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Ethiopia: University professors decry rampant human rights violations

  ESAT News (March 27, 2017) University professors in Gondar, Dessie, Debremarkos, Debretabor and other areas denounce the handling of human rights by the regime in the country and the killing of hundreds of youth in the last two years in protests in various parts of the country. At a meeting with officials of the regime, the professors also said ...

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    Aid agencies warn of ‘lost generation’ in East Africa

    ESAT News (March 27, 2017) Aid agencies warn that six million school children in East Africa will have their education disrupted if funds aren’t raised and aid fails to be delivered. The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), made up of 13 leading UK aid agencies, launched its East Africa Crisis Appeal last week to raise money for the 16 million people ...

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      Rights group censures EU official over one-sided statement on Ethiopia

        ESAT News (March 24, 2017) The Human Rights Watch says it is disappointed by the one-sided statement by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs last week on Ethiopia. HRW says the statement by the Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, after meeting Ethiopia’s Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn focused only on “the ...

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        U.S. Congressman urges Sec. of State to review aid to Ethiopia

        ESAT News (March 24, 2017) A U.S. congressman urges the Secretary State to review current aid program in Ethiopia in light of extrajudicial killings, arrest of journalists and dissents as well as the overall human rights violations perpetrated by the regime. Congressman Mike Coffman of the 6th district of Colorado wrote a letter to Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State, ...

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          Ethiopia: Three killed in Bahir Dar as authorities demolish houses  

            ESAT News (March 23, 2017) Security forces shot and killed two people who were among hundreds of people protesting against the demolition of their houses. A little girl has  also lost her life in the stampede. A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after she was brutally beaten by security forces. About  2500 houses are slated for demolition ...

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            Ethiopia: Political prisoner exposes horrific torture in prison

              ESAT News (March 23, 2017) A former political prisoner says TPLF investigators inflict unimaginable physical and psychological torture on prisoners including but not limited to damaging their reproductive organs and making them sterile for life. In an interview with the VOA Amharic service, Habtamu Ayalew, former spokesperson for the opposition Andinet Party said not only he had endured physical ...

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              Ethiopia: Capital hit by shortage of fuel, water  

                ESAT News (March 22, 2017) Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has been hit by a serious shortage fuel and water outages. Residents say they spent hours at taxicab stands and bus terminals while drivers were forced to stay the night at gas stations waiting for the next delivery of fuels. Authorities deny any shortage of fuel except saying that there ...

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