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58: Death toll in weekend ethnic violence in Addis Ababa

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 19, 2018) The number of people killed in ethnic violence in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is at least 58, AFP reported quoting an Amnesty International researcher. The number could be higher, according to the report, which also quoted a source involved in counting the bodies. The source put the toll at ...

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    Ethiopia, Eritrea sign agreement on peace, friendship and cooperation in Jeddah

      ESAT News (September 18, 2018) Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to reaffirm their declaration made in July for peace and friendship. “The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started,” the agreement that was made public today and signed by Ethiopia’s ...

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      Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed assures victims perpetrators of killings will face justice

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 18, 2018) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who visited residents displaced by the weekend deadly violence outside Addis Ababa pledged to bring perpetrators of the killings to justice. The Premier went to the Medhanialem School today where hundreds of people took shelter fleeing their homes in Burayu, where a group carried out a deadly attack ...

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        Ethiopia: Victims recount weekend attack in Burayu

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 17, 2018) Victims of the weekend attack in Burayu, in the outskirt of the capital, recounted their agony to ESAT reporters in Addis Ababa saying they were beaten, their houses set ablaze and family members killed. A man said his father, sister and friends were all killed in the weekend attack. He said his ...

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          Several killed in ‘ethnic motivated’ attacks in Addis Ababa

          By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 16, 2018) The last three days have seen bloody and deadly attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa in what residents and social media activists described were ethnic motivated, with an Oromo youth group known as Qeerroo brutally attacking other groups. ESAT received several gruesome photos of bodies of people covered with ...

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            Ethiopia: U.S. Embassy advises citizens against non-essential travel in Addis Ababa

            ESAT News (September 14, 2018) The United States Embassy in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has issued a travel alert, advising citizens against travel in Addis Ababa for the next one week. “U.S. Government personnel are advised to avoid non-essential travel in Addis Ababa this weekend. Travel into and out of Addis Ababa is postponed for all U.S. Government personnel through ...

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              Ethiopia: Authorities call for calm in Addis Ababa as tension rises ahead of return of Oromo party

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 14, 2018) Authorities and representatives of political parties called for calm and restraint in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa as clashes reported in several subdivisions in the city. The youth from towns surrounding Addis Ababa, who are mainly ethnic Oromos, have marched to the capital today and hold flash street demonstrations in support of the ...

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                U.S. Congressmen commends Ethiopia’s ‘great strides’

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 13, 2018) Two congressmen known for their support for campaigning for the respect of human rights in Ethiopia said they commend the progress and great strides Ethiopia has made in the last few months with the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. At a hearing titled ““Reviewing Current Developments in Ethiopia,” Representative Chris Smith, ...

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                  Ethiopia: Internal displacement surpasses Syria, DRC

                  ESAT News (September 12, 2018) 1.4 million new internal displacements have already been recorded in Ethiopia, surpassing both Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). “IDMC’s mid-year report shines light on Ethiopia, where new conflict broke out in Gedeo and West Guji zones in the south of the country earlier this year, ...

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                    Ethiopia: Tension and confrontation over display of flags in Addis Ababa

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 12, 2018) There are reports of confrontations among the youth in some quarters of the capital today over the display of flags ahead of the return of the leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) from exile on Saturday. Photos and video sent to ESAT show what appeared to be a flash demonstration of ...

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