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Ethiopia detains foreign pilots in a vintage air rally

ESAT News (November 24, 2016) The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa said on Thursday that Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally. The Associated Press said Embassy officials are working with Ethiopian authorities to secure consular access to see the American pilots, the embassy said in a statement. The ...

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    Ethiopia: Patriotic Ginbot 7 commander killed himself to avoid surrender

    ESAT News (November 24, 2016) A high ranking military commander for Patriotic Ginbot 7 killed himself when his team was surrounded by the enemy forces in a fight in north Gondar on Wednesday. Major Mesafint Tigabu, a respected military commander for Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed group fighting regime forces in Ethiopia, has reportedly committed suicide instead of surrendering to ...

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      Ethiopia: Armed groups vow to fight regime as one force

      ESAT News (November 23, 2016) Armed groups in northern Ethiopia have announced that they have decided to merge their forces in a bid to hasten demise of the tyrannical TPLF regime. Representatives of the armed groups disclosed to ESAT that two groups, namely North Gondar Ethiopia and South Gondar Tewodros with a total of about 450 fighters, have finalized their ...

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        Amhara regional council hands over the issue of Wolkait to Tigray

        ESAT News (November 23, 2016) To the indignation of the people of Wolkait, Tegede and Telemt, the newly formed regional council in the Amhara region determined that the demand by the people of Wolkait and others to be reintegrated with the Amhara region should be dealt by the Tigray region. The council, which is dominated by the Amhara National Democratic ...

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          South Sudan rebels deny leader’s deportation from Ethiopia

          ESAT News (November 23, 2016) South Sudanese rebels loyal to ousted vice-president Riek Machar have denied allegations that their leader was arrested in Ethiopia and deported to South Africa, the International Business Times (IBT) reported. Ethiopian immigration officials said in a statement that Machar was not allowed into the country because he had no permit to stay in Ethiopia. Machar ...

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            British amateur pilot goes missing during plane race in Ethiopia

            ESAT News (November 23, 2016) Fears were mounting for missing amateur light aircraft pilot Maurice Kirk who has gone missing during a vintage plane race in Africa. The Daily Mail reported that Kirk, from Taunton, Somerset, was flying from Sudan to Ethiopia in a 1943 Piper Cub biplane when he went missing. Kirk, 72, a retired vet and pal of ...

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              Ethiopia: Amharas in Benishangul face displacement

              ESAT News (November 22, 2016) Amharas who have resettled and called it home in Benishangul Gumuz region since 30 years ago during the former Ethiopian regime have said  they are facing harassment and threat of displacement from their land. The Amharas, who settled in Benishangul in a resettlement program in the former government are being threatened by authorities to leave ...

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                Ethiopians organize 5 km run in DC to promote justice at home

                ESAT News (November 22, 2016) The Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE) and Ethiopians in the U.S. have organized a 5 km run in Washington, DC on Saturday November 26, 2016. Organizers said the 5 km run in the nation’s capital is aimed at highlighting the plight of Ethiopians at home under a dictatorship as well as promoting justice ...

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                  Ethiopia: Secrete concentration camps revealed as mass arrest continues

                  ESAT News (November 22, 2016) Amid a year long popular uprising that led to the declaration of a state of emergency in early October, the regime in Ethiopia had created secrete concentration camps at various corners of the country where tens of thousands of innocent citizens have been detained. ESAT’s sources revealed that the regime had created secrete concentration camps ...

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                    Riek Machar prevented from entering Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (November 21, 2016) The leader of South Sudanese armed opposition Riek Machar had been prevented from entering Ethiopia and was forced to return to South Africa, SPLM-IO officials told Sudan Tribune on Monday. A senior rebel officials said Machar had been stopped by the Ethiopian authorities at his arrival from South Africa at Bole International Airport in Ethiopia ...

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