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OLF has no military in Amhara region, says spokesperson

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) A spokesperson for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), whose army was accused of recent killings in the Amhara region said the Front has no military presence in the region. Spokesperson for the Front, Tolera Adeba told Deutsche Welle Amharic that the OLF has no military presence in Amhara towns where local authorities ...

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    DNA samples of Ethiopia crash victims to be sent to London for tests

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) Ethiopian authorities will send DNA samples from last month’s crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 to London for identification tests. All 157 passengers, including crew members had died in the March 10 crash of Boeing 737 Max 8, leading to the grounding of all 737 Max planes worldwide. A report ...

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      Residents say OLF soldiers kill several in Majete, Ataye and Kemise

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 8, 2019) A resident from Majete town in the Amhara region told ESAT that they had buried 15 people killed over the weekend by armed groups claiming to be soldiers for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Regional officials meanwhile said today that calm has been restored in all towns after a weekend that saw ...

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        Rights watchdog urges Ethiopia to bring human rights abusers to justice

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 8, 2019) The Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian authorities should do more to bring to justice former officials and security personnel who were responsible for the death of hundreds of people across the country. Continuing its series of reports on Ethiopia and reviewing the one year performance of the government of Abiy Ahmed, the ...

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          ESAT team to travel to Ethiopia

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 13, 2019) A team of journalists from the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (EAST) in Washington, DC, London and Amsterdam will travel to Ethiopia on Thursday to lead fundraising events, chart out future plans and define the station’s role in the changing landscape of media and politics in the country. Established 8 years ...

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            Ethiopia: Police seize Illegal weapons, gold

            ESAT News (February 12, 2019) Police said they have seized 43 kalashnikovs and 13,000 ammunitions as it was being transported from the Gambella region in western Ethiopia to the city of Gondar in the Amhara region. Loca media reports indicate that the driver of the truck carrying the illegal weapons have also been arrested. Police for the Amhara region also ...

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              Ethiopia: Arson gutted over dozen churches, mosques

              ESAT News (February 12, 2019) Fire gutted churches and mosques in Halaba southern Ethiopia and Gondar in the north in what locals say was a deliberate attack to incite religious unrest. A resident of Alaba Kulito, a town sitting 38 miles west of Shashemene, told ESAT that 12 evangelical churches were set ablaze by a group of youth claiming to ...

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                African Union elects El-Sisi chairman for 2019, Ramaphosa for 2020

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 11, 2019) The 32nd African Union summit in Addis Ababa elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as its chairman for the year 2019, while also announcing South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for the for the year 2020. El-Sisi will replace Rwandan President Paul Kagame. The summit of the heads of state and government has ...

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                  Bodies of four Ethiopians killed in helicopter crash in disputed Sudan – South Sudan region arrive home

                  ESAT News (February 11, 2019) The bodies of four Ethiopians killed Saturday when a military helicopter crashed inside the compound of the UN peacekeeping mission in the disputed region between South Sudan and Sudan arrived home on Sunday. According to a statement by the United Nations, 23 passengers were on board when the helicopter crashed during a routine reconnaissance flight ...

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                    ONLF transfers 1,740 combatants to the government

                      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 8, 2019) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has transferred 1740 soldiers to the government in a ceremony held in the capital of the Somali region Jigjiga to mark the end of armed struggle. The vice administrator of the region, Mustafa Mohammed welcomed the decision by the ONLF to move from armed struggle ...

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