ESAT English News

Aid agencies warn east Africa on the brink of famine

ESAT News (May 12, 2017) Aid agencies have warned that years of drought and conflict have left eastern Africa on the brink of famine, with 16 million people facing the threat of starvation, according to RTE, Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster. World leaders gathering at a special conference in London would hear that Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are on the ...

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Ethiopia: Imprisoned journalists and politician write letter to PM

  ESAT News (May 11, 2017) Journalist Elias Gebru and Daniel Shibeshi, former leading member of the opposition Andinet party wrote a letter to Ethiopian prime minister pleading for their release from prison. Elias and Daniel were thrown to jail five months ago following cooked up accusations that they have colluded with opposition political parties, namely Patriotic Ginbot 7 and ...

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UK urged to press Ethiopia to free political prisoner

  ESAT News (May 11, 2017) Reprieve, an international human rights organization, urged  the UK government to demand the release of Andy Tsege, an Ethiopian born British father of three, kidnapped at the Yemeni airport in 2014 by Ethiopian regime security. The call by Reprieve came at a time when the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn is in London ...

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Ethiopia: Regime disrupts transmission of independent media  

  ESAT News (May 11, 2017 The Ethiopian regime, a leading muzzler of the press, has once again disrupted the transmission of Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT), the management said in a statement on Thursday. The regime has jammed and coerced satellite service providers to drop ESAT for over twenty five times in the last seven years existence of ...

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High level U.S. military delegation visits Ethiopia

  ESAT News (May 10, 2017) A high level U.S. military delegation was in Ethiopia in the first two weeks of April to assess the military cooperation between the two countries and define new policies and strategies, a reliable source told ESAT. The source, who wish to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter, said the team has ...

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Prominent Ethiopian activist and writer passes away

  ESAT News (May 10, 2017) Fekade Shewakena, activist, prolific writer and commentator has passed away on Tuesday in Maryland at the age of 61. Fekade was respected by activists and politicians with opposing political allegiance, and his thought provoking commentaries and articles were conciliatory and aimed at bringing harmony to the otherwise polarized Ethiopian politics. He has been an ...

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London hosts int’l conference on Somalia

ESAT News (May 10, 2017) An  international conference on Somalia kicked off in London to improve security and  prevent the return of open conflict across Somalia, and for enabling a broader political and economic development, according to organizers. “The Conference will also deliver increased commitment from the international community on political reform and governance, to help build a more inclusive, ...

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Ethiopians to rally against Tedros Adhanom’s bid to become WHO chief

  ESAT News (May 9, 2017) Ethiopians residing in various countries in Europe will hold a protest rally at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva against the candidacy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the top post of the World Health Organization, according to the organizers. Organizers expect a huge turnout during the World Health Assembly, to be held May 22-31, which ...

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Mozambique deports 24 Ethiopians

ESAT News (May 9, 2017) Mozambique authorities have deported 24 Ethiopian nationals, Africa Review of Kenya reported quoting Mozambique media saying. The O País newspaper said the Ethiopians were in possession of fake visas issued to them in Addis Ababa. The report said apart from the 24 Ethiopian, the Maputo authorities also kicked out 11 Bangladesh nationals over fake visas. They ...

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EU rejects Ethiopian red pepper for unsafe levels of toxins

ESAT News (May 9, 2017) Hot pepper powder worth ten million USD has been returned to Ethiopia from European markets when it was found to have unsafe levels of Aflatoxins and Ochratoxins during testing at entrance laboratories in European countries, according to a report by the Capital newspaper published in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian hot pepper was banned in the UK ...

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