ESAT English News

Ethiopia: West Guji declares ‘peace week’ in hopes of ending deadly violence

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 7, 2019) A ‘peace week’ has been declared in the troubled west Guji zone in southern Ethiopia in a bid to bring reconciliation and normalcy in a region beset by deadly violence in recent months. Over a dozen people were killed in the last two weeks while the violence has so far left at ...

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    Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen yet another border

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 7, 2019) Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea today opened their western border crossing and celebrated Orthodox Christmas together, a sign of fast improving relations between the two Horn of Africa neighbors. The western border, Humera in Ethiopia and Oum Hajer in the Eritrean side, has been closed for the last twenty years following a ...

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      Ethiopia: Oromo regional govt accuses OLF of violating peace accord

      ESAT News (January 4, 2019) The Oromo regional government says the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a separatist opposition party, has failed to fully implement the peace accord signed in Asmara, Eritrea. The regional government said in statement that as a result of failure by the OLF in implementing the peace agreement, there is no peace in the region as violence ...

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        Agency finalizes structural, legal framework to facilitate Diaspora participation in Ethiopia’s development

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 4, 2019) The Ethiopian Diaspora Agency says it has finalized structural and legal frameworks to launch its project which would facilitate the participation of Diaspora Ethiopians in development endeavors of the country, while also ensuring that their rights are protected in their country of origin. Local media reports quoted Agency’s Director, Selamawit Dawit as ...

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          Ethiopian Christmas brings pardon to over 500 prisoners

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 3, 2019) This year’s Ethiopian Christmas, to be celebrated on Monday January 7th, brought a special gift to some 500 prisoners. They were pardoned ahead of the celebrations to be with their families. Ethiopia’s Attorney General said yesterday that the 530 pardons were mainly given to those who were jailed with children, the seriously ...

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            ONLF says peace and stability should reign before rushing into elections

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 3, 2019) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said while it is eager to take part in peaceful electoral politics, priority should be given to working for the peace and stability of the country before rushing into elections. Speaking to ESAT, spokesperson and foreign affairs head for ONLF, Hassan Abdulahi said the Front is ...

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              ESAT News in English – Jan 02, 2019

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                Ethiopia: 25 people killed in ethnic violence

                ESAT News (January 2, 2019) At least 25 people were killed in the last few days of ethnic violence in Kefa and Guji Zones in southern Ethiopia. 15 people have been killed in Guji Zone in renewed ethnic clashes since Friday. In June 2018, at least 200 people were killed in clashes between the Guji and Gedeo while hundreds were ...

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                  14 Ethiopian migrants found dead in abandoned vehicle in Tanzania

                  ESAT News (January 2, 2019) Tanzanian police said yesterday that 14 Ethiopians have been found dead in an abandoned vehicle on the Tanzania-Zambia highway. A police commander told IPP Media in Tanzania that there were a total of 26 Ethiopians in the vehicle but 14 were found dead already while five have been sent to the hospital. Seve have survived. ...

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                    Ethiopia: Tigray regional govt refuses to handover fugitive former spy chief

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 2, 2019) Ethiopia’s Attorney General says the Tigray regional government has refused to hand over Getachew Assefa, the former spy chief who is wanted for wide-ranging crimes and human rights violations in the nearly three decades of rule by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Getachew Assefa has headed the security and intelligence arm ...

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