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EVENT ADVERTISEMENT : CALL FOR PAPERS ON THE FUTURE OF ETHIOPIA

    Conference on the Future of Ethiopia: Transition, Democracy, and National Unity (Revised Call for Papers) 1/11/2016   Vision Ethiopia, an independent network of Ethiopian academics and professionals, in collaboration with Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), has previously announced to convene a conference on a theme of “Ethiopia’s National Unity and Federalism.” But, a number of disturbing events ...

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    Civil society groups urge the international community to address killing of protesters in Ethiopia

    ESAT News (January 14, 2016) World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (Defend Defenders) and Amnesty International urge Ethiopia’s development and international partners to address the killing of at least 140 protesters in the Oromia region since December 2015, according to a joint statement issued today. “Use of excessive and lethal force ...

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      Famine stricken people in North Wollo migrating to Bahir Dar

      Government denies reports that drought has resulted in famine ESAT News (January 14, 2016) A considerable number of famine stricken people from north Wollo have migrated to Bahir Dar, a city in northern Ethiopia. According to ESAT’s stringer in the city, the people are begging on the streets of Bahir Dar for food. They regional government did not provide any ...

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        The United States Calls for release of politicians, journalists imprisoned in Ethiopia

        ESAT News (January 14, 2016) The United States today called for the release of political prisoners and journalists in Ethiopia. The statement released by the department of state in connection with the ongoing protest in the Oromia region of Ethiopia called “for the release of those imprisoned for exercising their rights, such as political party leaders and journalists.” “The United ...

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          Ethiopian regime forces shot and kill a child in Ambo, seriously wounds another

          ESAT News (January 13, 2016) A little girl was shot and killed today in Ambo town as Ethiopian regime forces started shooting at people who gathered for the burial of Abdeta Olansa, a young man killed by the regime in a recent protest. A student at the Dire Dawa University, who is yet to be identified, was also shot and ...

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            Ethiopian foreign minister cancels his press conference in Brussels

            ESAT News (January 13, 2016) Ethiopian foreign minister, Tedros Adhanom, who is in Brussels up on the request by the European Parliament for questioning on the brutal crackdown by his government on protesters in Oromia region of Ethiopian, has cancelled his press conference. It was not clear why the foreign minister, who was due to be grilled today at the ...

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              150 Ethiopians leave their country every day, study shows

              ESAT News (January 13, 2016) A government sponsored study showed at least 150 Ethiopians leave their country every day in search of economic opportunities in other countries. The majority of the migrants were youngsters and 94% of them were women, according to the study conducted by a government committee set up to thwart illegal immigration. The study mentioned absence of ...

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                Minority regime in Ethiopia inciting ethnic violence

                ESAT News (January 12, 2016) Sources close to the Ethiopian government security confided to ESAT that the government, in an attempt to divert the ongoing antigovernment protest in the country, is scheming to incite ethnic violence. The sources said the targets of the orchestrated attack by the regime’s operatives would be the Amharas and other ethnic groups who live in ...

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                  Ermias Amelga behind bars

                  ESAT News (January 12, 2016) Reports reaching from Addis Ababa say Ermias Amelga, a prominent businessman, has been put behind bars. Ermias was the founder of the controversial Access Real Estate and Zemen Bank. Ermias was in exile for two years following charges and allegations of financial mismanagement by shareholders and investors of Access Real Estate, which was engaged in ...

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                    Famine looms large in Ethiopia as government and donors fail to respond promptly

                    ESAT News (January 12, 2016) Farmers in east Hararghe said they fear lives would be lost if they are not provided with an immediate food aid. Residents told ESAT that there is a serious famine in the area and there is no available drinking water as the rivers and springs have gone dry. They said a number of farmers have ...

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