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Stay-away protest in Gondar enters second day, protesters free political prisoners

  ESAT News (August 16, 2016) As Ethiopians in all corners of the country continued their demand for the removal of a dictatorial rule, a stay-away protest in Gondar entered its second day on Monday with government offices and businesses remained closed and transportation services put on a halt. Residents of Gondar stayed in for the second day turning this ...

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Exiled Tigrayan activists, political leaders call for the removal of TPLF and formation of a transitional government

ESAT News (August 16, 2016) Exiled political leaders and activists of Tigray origin called for the removal of the TPLF regime and for the formation of a transitional government comprised of political parties, civic society and prominent individuals. In a statement issued on Sunday, 16 exiled Tigrayans, some of whom ex-members of the TPLF in its guerrilla days said the ...

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Alliance between AG7, ODF timely and crucial, say party executives

ESAT News (August 13, 2016) Party executives of the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 for Unity and Democracy (PG7) said the alliance formed by the two major political parties was well-timed and essential to coordinate the struggle against TPLF tyranny and bring other opposition parties on board under one umbrella. AG7 and ODF on Friday announced that ...

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BREAKING: PG7 and ODF form alliance!

Patriotic Ginbot 7 for Unity and Democracy (PG7) and the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) announced that they have formed an alliance. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Prof. Berhanu Nega and Leenco Lataa representing their respective organizations. Following is the full text of the MoU. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7) August ...

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Ethiopian regime rejects UN call for investigation into killings of protesters

ESAT News (August 12, 2016) The Ethiopian regime on Thursday rejected a call by the UN Human Rights Commission that called for the regime to allow international observers to investigate the killing of hundreds of protesters over the weekend. Getachew Reda, a government spokesman, told Al Jazeera on Thursday that the UN was entitled to its opinion but the government ...

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Security forces demanding ransom to release Addis residents detained in recent protests

ESAT News (August 12, 2016) Security forces were demanding ransom to the families of the youth detained last Saturday in a protest rally held in Addis Ababa. Regime security forces on Saturday rounded up about 1000 youth and whisk them to Awash Arba. Families of the detainees who went to visit were asked to pay ransom in exchange for the ...

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UN to probe killings of Ethiopians by TPLF

ESAT News (August 11, 2016) The United Nations Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday that the regime in Ethiopia should allow international observers to probe into the killings of hundreds of peaceful protesters in the Amhara and Oromo regions. “Allegations of excessive use of force across the Oromiya and Amhara regions must be investigated and that his office was in ...

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Ethiopians in DC hold rally demanding US stop financing tyranny in Ethiopia

ESAT News (August 10, 2016) Ethiopians in the Washington, DC metro area held a demonstration in the nation’s capital on Tuesday demanding the US government to stop enabling a regime in their home country that is terrorizing its people. The demonstration came at a time when the regime in Ethiopia was killing hundreds to squash anti-government protests. Slogans and banners ...

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Death toll on the rise as regime forces continue to kill peaceful protesters, four soldiers killed in infighting at a military camp

ESAT News (August 10, 2016) Protest demonstrations against the regime in Ethiopia continued despite the brutality of the regime forces who shoot to kill protest demonstrators. Several sources revealed that in the last few days alone at least 130 people have been murdered in the Oromo region by the brute forces of the tyrannical regime while 70 others have been ...

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Prof. Berhanu Neaga says solidarity between Oromo, Amhara obliterates ethnic barriers erected by the regime

ESAT News (August 9, 2016) Prof. Berhanu Nega, the leader of an Ethiopian armed opposition based in Eritrea said the ongoing protest rallies in the Oromo and Amhara regions and the show of solidarity between the two have trampled ethnic boundaries set by the regime and would clear the way for the march to freedom. In a statement he gave ...

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