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Ten killed when minibus hit grenade in western Ethiopia

ESAT News (December 19, 2018) Ten people were killed in western Ethiopia when a public minibus hit a grenade in a place locally known as Tongo Gore. The tragic incident happened near a refugee camp in an area bordering the Oromo and Benishangul Gumuz regions where dozens of people were killed in ethnic violence. The report by the Ethiopian Television ...

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    Ethiopia: Killings continue in ethnic clashes in Moyale

    ESAT News (December 19, 2018) A further 13 people were killed on Monday in Ethiopia’s southern border town of Moyale in clashes between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities. Eight people were also killed in an attack on a hotel in which federal forces are accused of involvement. The BBC Afaan Oromo quoting an official reported that 12 people ...

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      ESAT News in English – Tue Dec 18, 2018

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        Interpol to arrest and handover Ethiopian fugitives

        Interpol Secretary General, Jürgen Stock by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 18,2018) The Secretary General of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) said the organization would arrest fugitives wherever they are and handover to Ethiopia to face justice. Interpol Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, was visiting Addis Ababa over the weekend where he met and held talks with commissioner for the ...

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          Ethiopia: About 600,000 people displaced, 21 killed in Moyale

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 17, 2018) About 600,000 people have been displaced in Moyale in the past eight months while at least 21 people were killed in renewed clashes over the weekend between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities in Moyale, Southern Ethiopia. At least one hundred people have also been injured in the fight while residents ...

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            Ethiopia: Burial of former president to be conducted Wednesday

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 17, 2018) A state burial will be conducted on Wednesday for the former Ethiopian president, Girma Woldegiorgis, who died Saturday from natural causes. He would have turned 95 next week. A state funeral service is being held starting today, while a national day of mourning is expected be announced by the committee that was ...

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              Ethiopia: “Country’s displaced must not be forgotten,” says ICRC president

              ESAT News (December 14, 2018) The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today that while reforms are leading the country in the right direction, Ethiopia should not forget its internally displaced citizens. Ethiopia has more new conflict-driven Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) than any other country in the world, with over 1.4 million this year alone. ...

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                Ethiopian troops decamp posts at Eritrea border

                Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (second from left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (third from left) celebrate New Year on September 11, 2018 with soldiers at the border by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 14, 2018) Ethiopia says it has moved troops away from the border with Eritrea saying there is no more threat from the former foe, five months ...

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                  Ethiopia: MPs visit notorious jail

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 13, 2018) Members of the Ethiopian parliament paid a visit to the now closed Ma’ekelawi, an infamous jail in the capital Addis Ababa where political prisoners have been tortured. After international outcry over torture and abuse of prisoners at the jail, which also doubled as the “central investigation bureau,” the government announced in April ...

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                    Eritrean president pays first visit to Somalia

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 13, 2018) One month after the United Nations lifted a nine year old sanction on Eritrea over an alleged support to Al-Shabba, its president, Isaias Afwerki paid the first visit to Somalia amid a high speed thawing of relations among countries in the region. The countries in the Horn of Africa have seen fast ...

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