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ESAT News In English Mon 20 Aug 2018

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    Africa’s first waste-to-energy incineration plant opens in Addis

    ESAT News (August 20, 2018) Ethiopia has built a waste-to-energy plant in Addis Ababa, the first on the continent to produce electricity from rubbish. The facility, built at the 50 year old dump site in the outskirts of the capital, was inaugurated yesterday. It costs about 94 million dollars to erect the facility in an area locally known as “Koshe” ...

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      Ethiopia: Rights watchdog renews call for justice in Somali region

      ESAT News (August 20, 2018) The Human Rights Watch urge the Ethiopian government to investigate rights abuses in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, including investigations on former and current regional officials, and bring perpetrators to justice. Renewing its call for justice in the Somali region, the rights watchdog said “the government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent ...

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        Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Somalia

        ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to Somalia 41 years after it stopped its route to Mogadishu when war broke out between the two countries in the 1970s. The Inside Travel report said Mogadishu-based Radio Dalsan quoted Hussein Hosh, manager at the Ethiopian Airlines as saying that the airline will operate a thrice-weekly return service ...

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          Isaias Afwerki to visit Ethiopia, again

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki will visit Ethiopia for the second time after the two Horn of Africa nations in July ended a two decade state of war. News of his second visit came after representatives of the Amhara regional government from Ethiopia, led by Nigussu Tilahun, met and held discussions with advisor ...

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            Ethiopia: Police intercept weapons in Addis Ababa

            ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Federal police say they have intercepted over 1,000 pistols and about 4,000 munitions hidden in the tanker of a fuel truck. Crime investigation head with the federal police, Ketema Debalkie told reporters that the weapons were smuggled into the capital but were intercepted following tips from the community. The National Intelligence and Security Services in ...

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                Unease continues in town of Tepi, Southwestern Ethiopia

                ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Residents of Teppi, a town sitting 360 miles south west of Ethiopia’s capital, called for the federal government help bring calm as tensions remain high after the killing of three people on Tuesday. Three residents of the town were killed after an attack by the indigenous people against other ethnic groups in the town. Two ...

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                  Ethiopia: Insecurity a problem despite reforms, says rights watchdog

                  ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Ethnic and religious motivated attacks and killings in Ethiopia were still a problem despite reforms spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, says the Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has electrified his country with a range of reforms since he took office in April, including the release of hundreds of political ...

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                    Ethiopia: Number of IDPs reach 2.8 million

                    ESAT News (August 15, 2018) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia has increased to 2.8 million from 1.6 million at the beginning of the year. In its Horn of Africa situation report yesterday, UNICEF said there are nearly 920,000 refugees in Ethiopia. It said there are 16.3 million people in ...

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