ESAT English News

Ethiopian Air Force kill 35 al-Shabaab fighters

ESAT News (January 30, 2019) The Ethiopian National Defence Force said its air force has killed 35 al-Shabaab fighters last week in Bur Heybe, 75 kilometers east of Baidoa, the capital of the southwest region. In a statement sent to state media, the ENDF said the helicopter attack lasted for 44 minutes and also killed two key leaders of the ...

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    130 feared drowned off coast of Djibouti – IOM

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 30, 2019) The remains of 30 bodies have so far been recovered after two boats carrying 130 African migrants capsized off the coast of Djibouti on Tuesday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the tragic accident happened off Godoria, a locality in the Obock region of northeast Djibouti. The IOM quoted witnesses as ...

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      METEC former managers face additional charges of running diploma mill in collusion with UCLA professor

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 29, 2019) Additional charges have been brought against former managers of the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC), a military industrial complex at the center of Ethiopia’s grand corruption scandal. New charges show that the former managers were running a diploma mill, issuing MSc and PhD degrees in collusion with a fake University in the ...

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        Ethiopia: Dire Dawa plans to strike despite lull in street protests

        ESAT News (January 29, 2019) Organizers said there will be a strike by workers in Dire Dawa starting Wednesday to demand the release of hundreds of residents detained in the week long protest. On Friday, the national defense forces were deployed to the city to bring calm and order. One person was killed in a mob attack today and clashes ...

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          Ethiopia: OLF soldiers kill two farmers in Amaro

          By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 28, 2019) Reports reaching ESAT say soldiers for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have killed two farmers in Amaro, Southern Ethiopia. News of the killings of the two farmers is feared to cast a shadow over recent peace agreements reached between the Front and the Oromo regional government. Public relations head with the Amaro ...

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            Ethiopia: Former house speaker Dawit Yohannes passes away

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 28, 2019) The first speaker of the House of People’s Representatives of Ethiopia has passed away of natural causes in the United States. Dawit Yohannes had been instrumental in the early years of the current government, serving as secretary of the commission set up to draft the constitution during the transitional government in the ...

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              ESAT News in English – Fri Jan 25, 2019

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                Ethiopia: Protest continues in Dire Dawa as army warns of consequences of violence

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 25, 2019) Street protest by residents of Dire Dawa entered its fourth day with protesters calling for the mayor to step down. Residents blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks in several subdivisions of the city. Some residents who spoke to ESAT said they could hear sporadic gunfire in the city. The eastern command ...

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                  Ethiopia: Federal attorney charges 46 Somali region officials over human rights violations

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 25, 2018) The federal attorney general said 46 ex-officials of the Somali region in eastern Ethiopia have been charged in connection with range of human rights violations committed during the reign of Abdi Mohamoud Omar, also known as Abdi Illey, who was arrested in August 2018. Some of the the ex-officials have left the ...

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                    EU grants €130 million to Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (January 24, 2019) The European Union has agreed to grant 130 million Euros to Ethiopia to promote sustainable economic growth and job creation. European Commission said in a Press release that the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker met with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, who is on a working tour in Europe, to discuss ...

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