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Ethiopia: Regime to remove police force, militia on Somali-Oromo borders

ESAT News (December 22, 2017) Local police force and militia in areas bordering the Somali and Oromo regions in Eastern Ethiopia have been ordered to stay away from the region. According to information obtained by ESAT, TPLF generals have given orders to the police and militia on both sides of the Somali and Oromo border regions to leave immediately or ...

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Ethiopia: Medrek calls on EPRDF to step down

ESAT News (December 22, 2017) The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek) said the ruling EPRDF is unable and unwilling to resolve the multifaceted problems facing the country and the people and hence should resign from power. Medrek said in a statement yesterday that the all-round political and economic crisis in the country was a result of misrule and repression ...

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Ethiopia: Two regime soldiers killed in ambush in Hararghe

ESAT News (December 2, 2017) At least two members of the Agazi forces, special kill squad of the TPLF, have been killed in an ambush in Haberu Wacheti, Hararghe as they were heading to quell anti-TPLF protests in the area.   Some sources put the number of soldiers killed at four. No party took responsibility for the killings but sources ...

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Ethiopia: Regime denies aid, services to Oromo party affiliates

ESAT News (December 21, 2017) Members and supporters of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have been denied aid, educational opportunities, loans and other services for merely being an opposition to the regime, a representative of the party in Wollega told ESAT. The representative said cadres of the TPLF and their cronies not only harass and intimidate members and those who ...

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Embassy of South Sudan in Addis sued over $120,000 in rent arrears

ESAT News (December 21, 2017) A landlord for the South Sudanese Embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa had been taken to court over rental arrears, the South Sudanese Radio Tamazuj reported today. John Sefo, the landlord who rented his building to South Sudan Embassy in Addis Ababa, told Radio Tamazuj today that he has sued the South Sudanese Embassy over ...

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Ethiopia: Oromo, Amhara MPs boycott Parliament

ESAT News (December 20, 2017) Oromo and Amhara MPs representing the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) and the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) have boycotted the Ethiopian Parliament saying the Prime Minister need to address the ongoing ethnic clashes and political crisis in the country. The Parliament did not hold its regular session last Thursday and yesterday as the absence ...

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Ethiopia: Opposition parties agree to work in unison

ESAT News (December 20, 2017) Three opposition parties have agreed to work together in matters of capacity building, organizational issues and finance. The Blue Party, the All Ethiopian Unity Organization and Shengo have issued a joint statement in Washington DC following a meeting by leaders of the respective parties. Shengo is forum of opposition groups in the Diaspora while the ...

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Congressman says regime that terrorizes its people cannot be U.S. ally

ESAT News (December 20, 2017) A U.S. congressman said the Ethiopian regime which terrorizes its people cannot and should not be an ally to the United States. Representative Mike Coffman of the 6th district of Colorado was speaking to a gathering of Ethiopians in Denver over the weekend that was met to deliberate on House Resolution -128, a resolution Supporting ...

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EU says ethnic clashes in Ethiopia deeply worrying

ESAT News (December 20, 2017) Recurring reports of violence in several universities and clashes in different parts of Ethiopia are deeply worrying, in particular as regards their increasingly ethnic nature, the European Union said in a statement today. The statement by Catherine Ray, the Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy pointed out the recent incidents in Oromia-Somali regions, which ...

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Regime forces kill 7 civilians in Southern Ethiopia as protest continues

ESAT News (December 19, 2017) Reports reaching ESAT say regime security forces killed 7 civilians on Monday in Southern Ethiopia as anti-TPLF protests intensified in the region and beyond. In towns stretching from Yabello to Moyale, Agazi forces of the regime carried out extra-judicial killings against protesters, particularly targeting the Oromos, according to sources. The road from Yabello to Moyale, ...

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