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ESAT News In English Mon 8 Sep 2018

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    Ethiopia to issue visa on arrival to Africans

    ESAT News (October 8, 2018) Ethiopia says it will meet the deadline set by the African Union for African travelers to get visa on arrival instead of applying prior to their trip. The African Union has set a goal for a visa free travel within the continent by 2020. Seychelles is so far the only country that requires no visas ...

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      Ethiopian President vows to combat lawlessness

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 8, 2018) Ethiopia’s President says despite positive changes in the country’s political landscape, rampant lawlessness has threatened the supremacy of the law. Mulatu Teshome said it would be the priority of his the government, at all levels, to ensure that justice prevails as the country makes political and economic reforms. Dr. Mulatu Teshome was ...

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        Ethiopia: Re-elected as chairman of ruling party, Abiy Ahmed garners vote of confidence to continue reforms

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), re-elected the incumbent Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed as its chairman until the next Congress. The decision by the Congress of the four party coalition will, by default, allow Ahmed to continue in his position as the Prime Minister. The re-election of ...

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          Ethiopia: Concern over repatriated OLF soldiers roaming armed

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 4, 2018) There has been growing concern that soldiers for the separatist Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), that have recently returned to the country from neighboring countries, were still remained armed. Other armed groups that have returned to Ethiopia after peace overtures by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government have been disarmed and made to settle ...

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            Ethiopia: Drunken police officer shot and killed two colleagues

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 4, 2018) A drunk federal police officer opened fire and killed two colleagues in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa in the subdivision of the city called Wollo Sefer. A petty spat turned deadly as the drunken police officer opened fire and killed two federal police officers. A team of other officers who arrived at the ...

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              Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed pushes for federalism, EPRDF congress will not deliberate on ideology

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 3, 2018) As a historic congress of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) kicks of today in the Southern city of Hawassa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is also the coalition’s chairman said federalism was the way to go for Ethiopia considering historical and current realities in the country. Dr. ...

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                ESAT DC News In English Tue 2 Oct 2018

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                  Gambella, Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz regions push back winds of change: activists say

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 2, 2018) Administrators in three peripheral but pivotal regions in Ethiopia have been pushing against changes being made by a reformist Prime Minister; and the old guards in Gambella, Afar and Benishangul-Gumuz regions have continued to violet and repress the people in their regions, according to leading rights activists. Obang Metho, Director for the ...

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                    Over 70,000 displaced, at least 40 killed in violence in Western Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (October 2, 2018) Deadly ethnic violence in areas bordering the Oromo and Benishangul-Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia left at least 40 dead and displaced over 70,000 people. The violence was sparked last Wednesday when four officials from Kemashi Zone of Benishangul-Gumuz were killed in the Oromo region. The officials were killed on their way back from a joint ...

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