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Tension remains high in Gambella, Five killed in the last two days of ethnic violence

ESAT News (February 12, 2016) Reliable sources in Gambella say tensions remain high in Gambella despite attempt by high ranking officials of the federal government to mediate reconciliation between the Anyuaks and the Nuers, the two ethnic groups tangled in a bloody violence over the last couple of months. The sources said five Nuers were killed in the last two ...

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    Ethiopian regime forces arrest dozens in Guji, South Ethiopia, as protest continues unabated

    ESAT News (February 12, 2016) Security forces arrested at least thirty seven people in Guji, south Ethiopia in a bid to crackdown on protesters who demanded political and economic justice in the region where poverty runs deep despite the prevalence gold mines and other gems, which are siphoned by the corrupt regime and its close allies. The regime sent its ...

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      European Union Parliament condemns the wide range of human rights violations by the TPLF regime in Ethiopia

      ESAT News (January 21, 2016) In what is being described as the strongest resolution on Ethiopia thus far, t s far and described as the strongest resolution ption of objections by the right wing members of the parliamenthe European Union Parliament passed a resolution that condemned the ever increasing human rights violations in Ethiopia by the minority TPLF regime. The ...

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        Dozens killed in ethnically motivated violence in Gambella, residents say TPLF forces and Riek Machar’s army fuel the violence

        ESAT News (January 30, 2016) Dozens of people were killed in the Gambella region of Ethiopia in what appeared to be killings motivated by ethnic animosity. A group from the Nuer clan broke into the regional prison yesterday and killed 9 inmates from the Anuak tribe; 7 others were seriously injured. Four people were shot and killed by the regional ...

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          Ethiopia ranks 103th out of 168 countries in Corruption Index 2015

          ESAT News (January 28, 2016) Ethiopia continues to be one of the countries in the world where corruption is still rife, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015. The index covers perceptions of public sector corruption in 168 countries. Ethiopia ranked 103th, making the country one of the places where corruption is highly prevalent. Denmark took the top spot ...

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            Tight security amid continuing protest as African leaders gather in Addis Ababa

            ESAT News (January 28, 2016) Protest continued in the Oromia region of Ethiopia on Thursday despite ruling party officials’ media announcement on Wednesday that the two month protest had been brought under control. There has been heavy security presence both in and outside the capital Addis Ababa, the venue of the African Union leaders summit due to be held on ...

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              Human Rights Watch says repression worsening in East Africa

              ESAT News (January 27, 2016) Governments in East Africa made little or no progress on human rights in 2015,   Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. “Ethiopia and Burundi, and to some extent Uganda, experienced worsening restrictions on freedom of speech, assembly, and other rights in the lead up to or after elections,” according to the report. ...

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                Ethiopian government’s contradictory statements on the looming famine baffle donors

                ESAT News (January 27, 2016) Members of the diplomatic community say donors were puzzled by statements coming out of the Ethiopian government regarding the looming famine which they said contradicts the reality on the ground. The diplomats who wish to remain anonymous said statements by the Ethiopian government that “the calamity is under control and all is well in the ...

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                  Aerial photography resumes to delineate disputed Ethio- Sudanese border

                  ESAT News (January 25, 2016) The Ethiopian government has resumed aerial reconnaissance survey to delineate the border between Sudan and Ethiopia, according to a source with the Information Network Security Agency, INSA. The Ethiopia government had agreed to give a large swath of agricultural land to Sudan amid uproar and indignation by Ethiopians who believe the land is historically theirs. ...

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                    Mass arrest in Konso following peoples’ demand for self-administration

                    ESAT News (January 25, 2016) Federal and regional forces are conducting mass arrests in Konso, southern Ethiopia following demand by the people of Konso to have their own zonal administration. Federal government and regional security forces were reportedly trying to force a large number of detainees to sign a piece of paper that says the demand for a self-administered zone ...

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