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Coalition calls upon stakeholders to work bring end to TPLF tyranny

ESAT News (October 23, 2017) The Council of representatives of the Ethiopian National Movement calls upon all stakeholders to work together to bring an end to the authoritarian rule of TPLF. In a statement issued at the end of a three-day meeting which assessed Ethiopia’s current political, economic, and security situation, the Ethiopian National Movement said it is gravely concerned ...

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UN called to investigate Dr. Tedros’ appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

ESAT News (October 23, 2017) A watchdog agency called for investigation into the now rescinded appointment of Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) by its Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. A statement by the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch said it “welcomed WHO’S cancellation of its ‘absurd, immoral and insulting’ ...

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Ethiopia: Dozens killed in ethnic attack in south west Ethiopia

ESAT News (October 23, 2017) Information reaching ESAT show that dozens of people were killed over the weekend in south west Ethiopia when anti-government protests turned violent in Bedele and Chora, in Illubabor. Several houses were set on fire and at least 5000 people were forced out of their homes and went to hiding in forests as attackers, some using ...

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Ethiopia: Four killed in anti-govt protests

ESAT News (October 20, 2017) Security forces killed four people as anti-government protests continue in Ethiopia demanding the removal the regime. Regime security forces shot and killed two people in Gundo Maskal town of North Shewa while two others were killed in Bedelle town of Illubabor. Eight others were seriously injured. In Limu Genet, Jimma, protesters took control of vast ...

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Tedros Adhanom appoints Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador

ESAT News (October 20, 2017) Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the new head of the World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador for the agency, in what a STAT reports said was a move that has startled public health experts. The report said the WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the controversial announcement on Wednesday in a ...

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Zambia arrests seventy Ethiopian migrants

ESAT News (October 20, 2017) Zambian police said they have arrested 70 Ethiopians who were in the country illegally and in a suspected case of human smuggling, according to a report by the Lusaka Times. The report said the country’s Department of Immigration has apprehended the 70 Ethiopians in an operation carried out in Lusaka last Saturday and Sunday. The ...

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Ethiopia: Ambo University students join anti-govt protests

ESAT News (October 19, 2017) Students of Ambo University as well as students in Asela and Horogudru have joined the ongoing anti-government protests in the Oromo region of the country. As anti-government protests intensified in towns across the Oromo region, several government owned vehicles and buildings were set ablaze yesterday in Gebregurecha. Information reaching ESAT say that at least 20 ...

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Malawi arrests eleven Ethiopians for illegal entry

ESAT News (October 19, 2017) Malawi police said they have arrested 11 Ethiopian nationals for entering the country illegally. Malawi24 reported quoting police that the 11 Ethiopians were arrested at Dzaleka Refugee Camp on Monday around 11 pm. Police received a tip that the Ethiopians have been locked in one of the houses within Dzaleka refugee camp. The Ethiopians revealed ...

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Two killed as protests continue in Ethiopia

ESAT News (October 18, 2017) At least two people were killed as security forces fired shots into protesters in a village near Fiche town, 53 miles outside the capital Addis Ababa. The anti-government protesters responded with setting government vehicles on fire. Four vehicles were set ablaze in Gebregurecha. Protests continued in Melketuri, Gebreguracha, Ejerie, Chanco, Bedelle, Metu as well as ...

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Ethiopia: Spread of HIV/AIDS reaches epidemic levels

ESAT News (October 18, 2017) The spread of HIV in Ethiopia has reached epidemic levels as 27,000 people are infected with the virus every year, according to a conference organized to discuss the status of HIV/AIDS in the country. 19,000 people die of AIDS every year in Ethiopia with percentage of infections in some areas reaching 25%. Nationwide, 1.8 percent ...

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