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Sudanese forces enter 40 kms into Ethiopia border

ESAT News (December 4, 2017) Sudanese forces have entered 40 kms into Ethiopian territory and and took control of villages, according to ESAT sources in the area. The soldiers said they had orders from their government to enter and control territories. Disputed territories along the border between the two countries have been a source of past skirmishes between Sudanese soldiers ...

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Ethiopia: Four killed in protest in Woldiya

ESAT News (December 4, 2017) At least four people were killed on Sunday when a spat between soccer fans turned a violent protest against the TPLF regime. Several sources told ESAT on Sunday that Agazi forces of the regime opened fire at Woldia City FC fans who had come out to protest hate speech and racial slur hurled at them ...

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Ethiopia: Tourist killed in Afar

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 4, 2017) Initial reports reaching ESAT say unknown assailants killed a tourist and a driver on Monday in Arerti, Afar, in Northern Ethiopia. The identity of the deceased is not yet known. The tourist was heading to Erta Ale, an active volcano area in the Afar frequented by tourists. No party claimed responsibility for ...

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Ethiopia: 104 year old grandma of activist beaten to death in prison

ESAT News (December 1, 2017) A 104 year old grandma was beaten to death on Wednesday in a prison in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The body of Anbaro Sheik Dayib was given to the family today. She was suffering from Alzheimer. Anbaro Sheik Dayib and her son Ali Abdulahi Fihiye, 83, was imprisoned by the order of the president ...

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Ethiopia summons diplomat caught for DUI in Ankara

ESAT News (December 1, 2017) An Ethiopian Embassy staffer in Ankara, Turkey who was caught by police for allegedly Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and a hit and run was summoned by the Foreign Ministry. The embassy attaché, Tesfakiros Hailu Gebremariam, was pulled over by Ankara police Saturday night after he hit two vehicles. Witnesses told police that he looked ...

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Ethiopia: Protest continues in several towns

ESAT News (November 30, 2017) Residents of several towns in Ethiopia took to the street demanding an end to the TPLF rule. Protests in East and West Hararghe continued for the third day. Six people were killed in Gursum yesterday by the Agazi forces of the regime as they shot live bullets into the crowd of protesters. “Down, Down Woyane,” ...

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Ethiopia: Soldiers guarding Arba-Minch Airport disappear

ESAT News (November 30, 2017) Sixteen members of the army guarding the Arba-Minch Airport have disappeared, according to ESAT sources. The sources said 13 soldiers had initially disappeared and three soldiers who were sent to search have also not heard from. Tensions are high in the town of Arba-Minch following the news of the soldiers disappearance, the sources said. In ...

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Dr. Frank Ashall passes away

ESAT News (November 30, 2017) Dr. Frank Ashall, a British medical doctor who was also a rights activist and humanitarian passed away on Saturday, his family confirmed to ESAT. Dr. Ashall was a volunteer in Ethiopia with British Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) for a year, from 2012 to 2013. After completion of his volunteer program he decided to stay in ...

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Ethiopia: Eight killed as protest continues

ESAT News (November 29, 2017) Security forces killed six people in Eastern Hararghe where protests have continued for several days against the TPLF regime. Chelenko, Gursum, Bedeno, Babile, Aweday are some of the towns in Eastern Hararghe where residents took to the streets to protest but met with deadly forces by security forces. Agazi forces of the regime and the ...

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Thousands of Ethiopians deported from Saudi Arabia

ESAT News (November 29, 2017) At least 1,300 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants began last week. In March, Saudi declared a 90-day amnesty for undocumented immigrants to leave the Kingdom and return legally. That amnesty was extended twice before authorities began deporting undocumented workers last week. Over 70,000 Ethiopian nationals have ...

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