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Ethiopia: Movement calls for formation of transitional govt of national unity

ESAT News (December 13, 2017) The coalition, Ethiopian National Movement (ENM), today urged all stakeholders to work towards the establishment of a transitional government of national unity in a bid to save Ethiopia from slipping into an instability of regional and global consequences. Leaders of the ENM, who presented their “program of transition towards a sustainable democratic order in Ethiopia” ...

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Ethiopia: Towns in Oromo region denounce Chelenko killings, mourn the death

ESAT News (December 15, 2017) Residents of several towns today denounce the killing of 18 peaceful civilians, including five members of a family in Chelenko, Eastern Ethiopia. Members of the defense forces on Monday shot and killed 18 people, execution style, while the victims were on a farm work. Reports say the army was patrolling in the area to quell ...

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Ethiopia: University students continue protests

ESAT News (December 14, 2017) Ethiopia’s universities continued to be hit by protests on Thursday after the death of students last week in ethnic clashes and at the hands of regime’s security forces. Students are demanding an end to TPLF rule, a regime they say has pitted one ethnic group against the other in a policy of divide and rule. ...

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Ethiopia: Social stigma hinders successful treatment of children with HIV

ESAT News (December 14, 2017) Children living with HIV in Ethiopia are at high risk of receiving inadequate treatment – or no treatment at all – on account of deeply rooted prejudice, according to a study published in News Medical. The most considerable risk can be found among very small children, who do not receive proper treatment right away, according ...

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Former U.S. official says Ethiopia needs all-party conference

ESAT News (December 13, 2017) The former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs says the TPLF should consider a mediation by the U.S. government and organize an all party conference before the country collapses. Herman Cohen advised the TPLF regime to request the U.S. government’s mediation and call for an all party conference. “Ethiopia’s TPLF leadership should seriously ...

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Ethiopia: Regime blocks social media, jams ESAT satellite as protest intensifies

ESAT News (December 13, 2017) As protest intensifies against its rule, the regime in Ethiopia blocked social media and jammed satellite transmissions by the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT). Facebook and Twitter were down since Tuesday and satellite broadcasts by ESAT were down after repeated jamming. The regime routinely shuts down social media, Internet and broadcasts by independent media ...

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Ethiopia: Killing of university students reignite nationwide protests

ESAT News (December 12, 2017) The death of university students in ethnic clashes and at the hands of regime security forces have sparked nationwide protest against the TPLF regime. Protests were held in several universities and towns across the country. Reports say two students were killed in Wollega University and two others in Debre Tabor University. So far, classes have ...

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European governments complicit in horrific abuse of refugees, migrants in Libya: Rights Watchdog

EAT News (December 12, 2017) Amnesty International said today that European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya. The rights watchdog published an expose today in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya that was ...

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Ethiopians hold worldwide protest against Libya slave trade

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 12, 2017) Ethiopians in major cities across the globe today held protest rallies against the horrific abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya where a recent investigative report by the CNN show migrants being sold as slaves. The report by the CNN that shows slave auctions conducted by smugglers have sparked worldwide indignation against ...

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Ethiopia: Ethnic clashes in universities claim lives, disrupt classes

ESAT News (December 11, 2017) At least six students were killed in what appears to be an ethnic motivated attack in the Adigrat University in Tigray and Woldiya University in the Amhara region. The killing of two students who are from the Amhara and Oromo regions in Adigrat on Friday have sparked protests in Universities in Ambo, Woldiya, Gondar and ...

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