ESAT English News

Ethiopia: Businessman charged with illegal contracts with MeTEC

ESAT News (December 10, 2018) A businessman was arraigned before a court in Addis Ababa today accused of signing illegal contracts worth over 36 million dollars with the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC), a military industrial complex at the center of a corruption probe in Ethiopia. Police said they have documented evidence that Aklilu Girmay, the owner of Anona Techno, ...

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    Saudi releases hundreds of Ethiopian prisoners

    ESAT News (December 10, 2018) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has released 900 Ethiopian prisoners following negotiations between the two countries. Four hundred fifty prisoners have arrived in Addis Ababa today while another 450 are expected to be flown into Addis on Friday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia meanwhile says about 1,500 Ethiopians who are illegally in the ...

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      MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

      Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently ...

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        ESAT News in English Dec 07 2018

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          ‘Abiy Ahmed Is Not a Populist,’ says Foreign Policy mag

          ESAT News (December 7, 2018) Foreign Policy Magazine says critics’ depiction of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, as populist was wrong. “One of the most common – and at times most compelling [critiques] – is that Abiy is a populist in the mold of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, India’s Narendra Modi, and U.S. President Donald Trump. It’s a critique worth ...

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            BBC corrects ‘fake news’ story on ESAT

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 7, 2018) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has corrected its “A Year in Fake News” story on ESAT that had given readers the impression that ESAT had doctored a video showing “Somalis thrown into shallow graves.” The video in question was used by a producer in a journalists’ roundtable on a Facebook Live discussion ...

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              Isaias Afwerki to visit Djibouti

              ESAT News (December 6, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will visit Djibouti ‘soon’ as relation between the two countries thaws. The report by Anadolu news agency quoted Djibouti foreign minister, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, as saying that although there is no set date for the visit, the leaders of the two countries will exchange visits ‘soon.’ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

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                Ethiopia: Three illegal military training facilities found in Amhara region

                ESAT News (December 6, 2018) The regional head of security said illegal military training has been given in three facilities in the Amhara region which he said were responsible for the loss of several lives and destruction of properties. Brigadier General Asamnew Tsege told the Amhara Mass Media Agency that those behind the illegal military facility have used the political ...

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                  ESAT News in English – Dec 05, 2018

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                    Ethiopia: Police arrest five officials of Benishangul-Gumuz region over deadly violence

                    ESAT News (December 5, 2018) Federal police say they have arrested five officials of the Benishangul-Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia in connection with recent deadly violence in areas bordering with the Oromo region. The officials include the regional deputy head of security and the former mayor of Assosa town. Police said the arrested officials are accused of adding fuel to ...

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