ESAT English News

Ethiopia: Deputy chief of staff defends his soldiers for killings in west Gondar, says army in control in Oromo region

  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 11, 2019) Deputy chief of staff of the army defended soldiers who killed six people in west Gondar saying they were ambushed by gunmen who opened fire injuring two soldiers. General Berhanu Jula met the press today in Addis Ababa for a briefing on security situations in the country. The Deputy chief of ...

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    Ethiopia: Federal auditors expose corruption at govt irrigation project

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 11, 2019) Federal auditors revealed that consultants at a government irrigation project have cooked up extremely inflated costs resulting in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in the form of payments to a company belonging to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Presenting their report to a budgetary committee of the House ...

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      “The OLF cannot wage war in Wellega and still talk about peaceful struggle in Addis Ababa,” says ODP official

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2019) An official with the Oromo regional government says peace and order have been restored in the restive western part of the region as a result of coordinated effort by the federal government and local security. Speaking to ESAT, Dr. Alemu Sime, head of the office of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) ...

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        Ethiopia: Amhara regional officials cry foul over killing of civilians by army

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2019) The killing of civilians by the army in western Amhara region yesterday drew a sharp criticism from local officials over the incident and the conduct of the military in dealing with grievances by local people. According to head of the regional security, six people were killed and 18 injured when government soldiers ...

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          Ethiopia: Administrator says people in Tigray shouldn’t be concerned about movement of army in region

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 9, 2019) Vice administrator of Tigray in northern Ethiopia says people in the region should not feel unease about the movement of troops saying the army was just doing what is “legitimate” and “carrying out its responsibilities” as a national force. Debretsion Gebremichael was reacting to recent move by the people in Zalambessa and ...

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            Ethiopia: Army kill eight in Metema, over twenty injured

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 9, 2019) Government forces shot and killed eight people in Metema and injured over twenty others in a confrontation with locals who blocked the progress of vehicles belonging to the party conglomerate EFFORT. Residents of Genda Wuha and Qokit yesterday blocked vehicles belonging to Sur Construction alleging that the vehicles which belong to EFFORT, ...

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              ESAT News in English – Tue Jan 08, 2019

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                171 arrested in western Ethiopia in connection with deadly violence, displacement

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) A command post set up to monitor security in western Ethiopia says 171 individuals have been arrested in connection with deadly violence and displacement in Benishangul and west Wellega. The report by the Ethiopian television said illegal weapons and cash have also been seized. About 100 suspects were arrested in the Oromo ...

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                  Ethiopia: Residents of Shire in Tigray blocked movement of troops

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) Residents of the town of Shire in Tigray blocked movement of troops deployed to the area. It is the second time for the movement of the national army to be hindered in Tigray. Last week, the army faced a similar hindrance in Zalambessa town, where residents blocked a convoy of soldiers withdrawing ...

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                    ESAT News in English – Jan 07, 2019

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