ESAT English News

ESAT calls upon supporters mobilize against efforts to block transmissions

ESAT News (July 4, 2017) The Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) has urged its supporters and all freedom-loving Ethiopians to mobilize against the intensifying efforts by the TPLF-led regime to disrupt and interfere with its satellite and radio transmissions to Ethiopia. Abebe Gellaw, Executive Director of ESAT, said that a recent multi-million dollars deal by Eutelsat and the regime’s ...

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Saudi arrests Ethiopian muslims on pilgrimage

ESAT News (July 3, 2017) Saudi authorities detained 12 Ethiopians who were in the Kingdom for the annual hajj and umrah pilgrim. Those arrested include members of the Ethiopian Muslim Arbitration Committee who were imprisoned by the Ethiopian regime for interfering in the affairs of their religion. Sadik Ahmed, producer with the Muslim affairs Radio BBN confirmed to ESAT the ...

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Ethiopia’s debt reaches a whooping 23B USD

ESAT News (July 3, 2017) Ethiopia’s debt has reached a whooping $23 billion while export earnings is in downward spiral coupled with the increase in payments to loans. In an article published in Addis Admas, a weekly local Amharic published in Addis Ababa, the writer Yohannes S. also indicates that the country’s payment to interest on loans is skyrocketing. The ...

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Cash-strapped AU kicks summit in Addis Ababa

ESAT News (July 3, 2017) Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday handed over a cheque for $1 million to the African Union, after he and his supporters sold hundreds of cattle to support the cash-strapped continental organization. Mugabe donated the money as the 29th ordinary session of the African Union summit kicked off on Monday at the headquarters of the ...

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ESAT News in Brief June 30 2017

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Ethiopia: Nuns speak of rape and abuse at Waldeba monastery

ESAT News (June 30, 2017) Nuns at the Waldeba monastery in Ethiopia say they have been victims of abuses including rape by individuals sent by the regime to control the monastery. Nun Wolete Mariam speaking to ESAT said they have been targeted by individuals sent by the powers that be. Abduction, forced marriage, rape have become common in the monastery. ...

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Ethiopia: Saudi extends deadline for amnesty

ESAT News (June 30, 2017) The Ethiopian regime has now a month’s time to repatriate nationals stranded in Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom’s 90 day amnesty for undocumented workers to leave the country expired this week. The Kingdom extended the amnesty by a month after Ethiopia’s request last week amid reports that tens of thousands of Ethiopians who wish to ...

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ESAT News in Brief2017 Thur 29 Jun

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Ethiopia exporting maize to Kenya despite millions facing starvation in country

ESAT News (June 29, 2017) Reports say Ethiopia is exporting maize to Kenya in accordance with an agreement between the two governments, in spite of the fact that aid agencies are warning 7.8 million people in Ethiopia face starvation as food pipeline is breakin at the end of July. The BBC reported that the export began earlier this month and ...

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Ethiopia: Seven members of Chamber of Commerce seek asylum in Europe

ESAT News (June 29, 2017) Seven members of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce have reportedly stayed behind in Europe after a 27 member delegation made a working visit in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. The seven individuals whom sources told local media might have sought asylum in Europe were also reportedly caught by Romanian police at the country’s border. ...

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