ESAT English News

Security forces kill six as protest continues in Oromia

ESAT News (January 18, 2016) Six people were killed yesterday in Meiso town in East Hararge as protest continues against land plans by the minority government that intends to widen city limits of the capital Addis Ababa to the surrounding farming communities. Yesterday’s killing brings the death toll to over 150. Protest continued today in Chengi town and security forces have ...

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    Sudanese foreign minister says Ethiopian government acknowledges disputed territory belongs to Sudan

    ESAT News (January 18, 2016) Sudanese foreign minister said on Saturday that the Ethiopian government acknowledges that the disputed territory between the two countries belong to the Sudan. Ibrahim Ghandour told Aljazeera TV that Ethiopia acknowledged that Al-Fashaga, an area disputed by farmers on both sides is a Sudanese territory. “Ethiopia is committed and acknowledges that [Al-Fashaga] is a Sudanese ...

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      Fourteen people killed in Gondar in an apparent attempt by the regime to incite ethnic violence

      ESAT News (January 18, 2016) ESAT’s sources in Gondar disclosed that operatives of the ruling Tigray Peoples Liberation Front have killed 14 people from the Amhara and Kimant ethnic groups in a deliberate attempt to incite ethnic violence between the two groups. The sources said TPLF security forces killed 6 people from the Amhara ethnic group last week and deceitfully ...

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        Prof. Berhanu Nega in US for organizational duties

        ESAT News (January 16, 2016) Chairman of the Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, Prof. Berhanu Nega is in the US for a brief stay to carry out his organizational duties, the public relations office of the Movement disclosed to ESAT. Details are scanty but the public relations office stressed that his stay would be brief and the ...

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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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