ESAT English News

Ethiopian army chief builds multi-million dollars real estate

 ESAT News (June 3, 2016) ESAT has continued exposing the unbridled corruption by officials and high brass military officers of the oligarchy in Ethiopia. Gen. Samora Yunus, the army chief of staff has built a number of real estates in the capital Addis Ababa and in Tigray. The General, under the name of his wife, imports duty-free all his construction ...

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    Party document says EPRDF faces serious threat, Front infiltrated by the opposition

      ESAT News (June 1, 2016) In a document presented for discussion in connection with its 25th anniversary, TPLF/EPRDF said it is under a serious threat both from within and outside. The internal document said “rent seekers” from within and neoliberal forces from abroad have posed a serious threat to the survival of the Front and the government. The document ...

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      Fate of young man kidnapped by army remains mystery

        ESAT News (May 31, 2016) Abel Hoso, born to an Ethiopian mom and a Cuban father was a cab driver and a mechanic in Harar, a historic city in eastern Ethiopia. He was sentenced to ten years in prison for “stabbing and killing” a soldier in the town. He was released after serving two years up on discovery that ...

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        Eskinder Nega denied visitation rights again

        ESAT News (May 31, 2016) Family and friends of Eskinder Nega, a prominent Ethiopian journalist and one of the many prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia, say they have not been allowed to visit him since last week. Eskinder was sentenced to 18 years in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges. He is a critic of the tyrannical government and was put ...

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          Fighting with TPLF is in the heartland: Prof. Berhanu Nega

          ESAT News (May 30, 2016) Chairman of the Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, Prof. Berhanu Nega, reiterated that armed operations by his Movement is not along the border with Eritrea as the regime in Addis Ababa would like the people to believe, but is inside the heartland as has been seen in the recent fight with regime ...

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            “Jamming ESAT help calm the protest in the Oromo region,” EPRDF official

              ESAT News (May 27, 2016) The Ethiopian government said jamming the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) help calm the protest in the Oromo region. The regime jammed ESAT at the peak of the protest few months ago, but ESAT was able to come back to air after few weeks of interruption. One of the world’s leading jailers of ...

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              Ethiopian regime says the public has high regard for opposition political leaders in exile than for EPRDF officials

                ESAT News (May 27, 2016) The National Intelligence and Security Service said the Ethiopian people have high regard for opposition political leaders in exile than for the country’s leaders in power. At a meeting held in connection with the 25th anniversary of EPRDF’s ascension to power in Ethiopia, the security and intelligence department said the Ethiopian people see the ...

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                Nine year old daughter of Andargachew Tsige sues the UK government

                  ESAT News (May 27, 2016) The daughter of Andargachew Tsige, kidnapped by the Ethiopian regime in 2014 at Yemeni airport and in death row in Ethiopia has sued the British government, according to Reprieve, an organization that’s campaigning for his release. “Lawyers for Menabe Andargachew, 9, a joint US-UK citizen living in London, have begun judicial review proceedings against ...

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                  Protest in Ginchi, Oromo region, erupts again

                    ESAT News (May 25, 2016) Sporadic protest is still continuing in the Oromo Region of Ethiopia against the minority regime for political and economic rights. Protests flared up in Ginchi on Tuesday and schools, transportation and other services were interrupted in the town. Ginchi town was where the protest in the Oromo region began six months ago sparked by ...

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                    Ethiopian government spends 180 million USD for the purchase of armaments

                    ESAT News (May 25, 2016) Documents from the Ethiopian Ministry of Defense showed that the regime had purchased close to 180 million dollars of armaments in the years September 2013 – September 2015. The regime also sent its military experts to China and Eastern European countries for high level military education. The documents indicated that 34.2 million dollars had been ...

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