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A Kenyan court sentenced 27 Ethiopian immigrants to prison

ESAT News (January 06, 2016) A court in Kenya sentenced 27 Ethiopian immigrants and their traffickers to 9 months in prison or 15,000 Kenyan Shillings, according to the Star newspaper. The Ethiopians, whom Kenyan police say have entered the country illegally were on their way to South Africa in search of better economic opportunities. The court dropped charges to three ...

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    Technical talks over Renaissance dam kick-off in Addis Ababa

    ESAT News (January 06, 2016) A technical team from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are holding talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa over the latter’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam, according to a report by Ahram online. The talks come after the three countries announced last Tuesday –following a week of discussions between top officials – that they came to an ...

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      Death toll increases as security forces continue to unleash lethal force against protesters in Ethiopia

      ESAT News (January 06,2016) The number of people killed by security forces in Ethiopia continue to rise as the regime’s forces killed a student at Wollega University and left his body in a ravine. The killing of Hora Benti, who hails from Illubabour, brings the death toll over 140, according to estimates by opposition political parties. The protest in the ...

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        Ethiopia says 18 million people need immediate food assistance

        ESAT News (January 05, 2016) Ethiopia said today that the number of people who need immediate food assistance has reached 18 million this month. Commissioner of the National Disaster Prevention Committee, Mitiku Kassa said at a press conference that 8 million of the people would have needed food aid regardless of the current drought. The United Nations meanwhile warned of ...

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          Police kill a university student in Adama, three killed in East Hararghe as protest intensifies in Ethiopia

          ESAT News (January 05, 2016) Agazi forces (snipers of the minority regime in Ethiopia) shot and killed a student at Adama University, 60 miles from the capital Addis Ababa, as students continue to stage a peaceful protest rally against the government’s handling of human rights in the country and encroachment of rural farmlands by the regime under the guise of ...

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            ESAT back on air in Ethiopia

            ESAT News (January 04, 2016) The Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) announced that it is back on air in Ethiopia starting Monday January 04, 2016. The regime in Ethiopia, known for muzzling independent media has jammed and taken ESAT off from air since December 19, 2015. ESAT, however, came back to the air with a new satellite frequency and ...

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              Students flee Dila University campus following a grenade attack kill two, three others found dead in a bathroom

              ESAT News (January 04,2016) Students are reportedly leaving the Dila University campus in southern Ethiopia following a grenade attack in the weekend that killed two students. About 10 other students who sustained injuries from the blast and an apparent knife attack  were also receiving medical treatment at a nearby referral hospital. Three students were also found dead in a bathroom. ...

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                Protesters set Zenawi’s park, portrait ablaze

                ESAT News (January 04, 2016) Anti-government protesters in Ejere, North Shewa burnt down the memorial park dedicated to Ethiopia’s former dictator, Meles Zenawi. In a strong show of defiance and rejection of the ethnocentric regime, protesters also set Zenawi’s portrait on fire. The antigovernment protest that began two months ago in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, which was sparked by ...

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                  ESAT web site and New Server Migration

                  Notice to all ESAT Viewers and Radio Listeners RE: ESAT web site and New Server Migration Effective this coming Saturday June 6 to Sunday, June 7 ESAT web site will not be functional. We are undertaking a migration from the existing server to a new server with much higher capacity. The expansion of ESAT web services has necessitated such a ...

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