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Eritrea says accusations by the TPLF regime is to externalize growing opposition inside the country

ESAT News (February 29, 2016) Eritrea said on Sunday that accusations by the TPLF regime in Ethiopia that Eritrea was behind the ongoing protest, was a futile attempt to externalize and cover up the simmering opposition by the people of Ethiopia against the corrupt minority rule. “The purpose of these spurious accusations is to cover up the truth and externalize ...

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    Uprising in north Gondar enters second day, major roads blocked by protesters

    ESAT News (February 29, 2016) Revolt by the people of Dabat, north Gondar, entered its second day today with protesters blocking major roads leading to Debark, Shire and Mekelle. Residents of this north Gondar town are demanding for the TPLF, the clique ruling the country, to be removed from power, a source told ESAT on the phone. The residents of ...

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      Taxi strike in Ethiopia’s capital grips the city of 4 million

        ESAT News (February 29, 2016) Amid a growing protest against the iron fist government in Ethiopia, daily commutes in the city of Addis Ababa came to a screeching halt on Monday, on the first day of a strike called by drivers and owners of taxis serving the city of 4 million and its environs. A committee representing tens of ...

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        Taxi Strike brought Addis Ababa to a standstill, Roads blocked in Gondar

        ESAT (February 29, 2016) Taxi drivers brought Addis Ababa to a standstill on Monday February 29, 2016. Thousands of commuters were stranded at several taxi stations as no taxi service was provided on four major ways in the city. Even though the government said it had suspended the implementation of the new directive, which bars the drivers for three months ...

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          BREAKING: Warmonger minority despots in Ethiopia amass army, heavy artillery near the border with Eritrea

          ESAT News (February 26, 2016) The Ethiopian government has been building up its army and weaponry near the country’s border with Eritrea in the last two days, according to information ESAT received from reliable sources. The fortification of the border with troops and armaments has been mainly on the Humera and Badme frontlines, close to the border with Eritrea. Political ...

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            Civil society organizations call on the UN Human Rights Council to act on Ethiopian government to stop arbitrary killings and human rights violations

            ESAT News (February 26, 2016) Nine international and regional civil society organizations, CSOs, called on the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to press Ethiopia to “immediately cease the use of excessive and unnecessary lethal force by security forces against protesters in Oromia Region of Ethiopia and elsewhere in Ethiopia.” The CSOs in a letter to the UNHRC, also called ...

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              Abba Gada, Oromo traditional leaders, warn of the consequences of killings in the Oromia region of Ethiopia

              ESAT News (February 25, 2016)   The council of Abba Gada, an assembly of revered Oromo traditional leaders has passed an extraordinary resolution denouncing the arbitrary killings of the Oromo youth and warned the minority government against such senseless and brutal acts, according to a report by the Oromia Media Network (OMN). The Abba Gadas, who represent all the localities ...

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                Death toll rising in West Arsi, regime using American Humvees to crackdown on protesters, Zenawi’s portrait set ablaze

                News (February 18, 2016) The protest in West Arsi, Oromia region of Ethiopia, continued today despite brutal crackdown by the regime that’s now rolling its American donated Humvees in the streets to boost up its operation against protesters who demanded political and economic rights. ESAT’s sources in the region say at least 17 people were killed by the Agazi forces, ...

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                  Local militia in Oromia region kill members of Agazi forces in retaliation for the killing of peaceful protesters

                  ESAT News (February 15, 2016) The protest in the Oromia region of Ethiopia that is well into its third month has gotten even bloodier today as local militia in West Arsi killed 11 members of the Agazi forces (special kill squads of the regime) in retaliation for the killing of two protesters, according to the Oromo Media Network. OMN’s report ...

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                    Protest at the Grand Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa following Friday prayers

                    ESAT News (February 13, 2016) Ethiopian Muslims staged a protest rally at the Grand Anwar Mosque in the capital Addis Ababa against the tyrannical government in their country demanding religious freedom and the release of their representatives incarcerated by the regime on trumped up terrorism charges. The spontaneous protest today was staged after a lull in a weekly protest held ...

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