ESAT English News

London hosts int’l conference on Somalia

ESAT News (May 10, 2017) An  international conference on Somalia kicked off in London to improve security and  prevent the return of open conflict across Somalia, and for enabling a broader political and economic development, according to organizers. “The Conference will also deliver increased commitment from the international community on political reform and governance, to help build a more inclusive, ...

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Ethiopians to rally against Tedros Adhanom’s bid to become WHO chief

  ESAT News (May 9, 2017) Ethiopians residing in various countries in Europe will hold a protest rally at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva against the candidacy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the top post of the World Health Organization, according to the organizers. Organizers expect a huge turnout during the World Health Assembly, to be held May 22-31, which ...

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Mozambique deports 24 Ethiopians

ESAT News (May 9, 2017) Mozambique authorities have deported 24 Ethiopian nationals, Africa Review of Kenya reported quoting Mozambique media saying. The O País newspaper said the Ethiopians were in possession of fake visas issued to them in Addis Ababa. The report said apart from the 24 Ethiopian, the Maputo authorities also kicked out 11 Bangladesh nationals over fake visas. They ...

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EU rejects Ethiopian red pepper for unsafe levels of toxins

ESAT News (May 9, 2017) Hot pepper powder worth ten million USD has been returned to Ethiopia from European markets when it was found to have unsafe levels of Aflatoxins and Ochratoxins during testing at entrance laboratories in European countries, according to a report by the Capital newspaper published in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian hot pepper was banned in the UK ...

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Ethiopia: Border clash leaves 15 injured

  ESAT News (May 8, 2017) A border clash between the Afar and Amhara last week in Hadar, 15 kms from Bati, left at least 15 people injured from both sides, according to ESAT’s sources. The sources also said tensions remained high and there is fear that another clash could erupt any time. Federal Forces in the area did not ...

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Ethiopia needs to open up civic space, UN rights chief says

ESAT News (May 8, 2017) The Ethiopian regime should allow the opposition, free media and rights council to thrive, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said over the weekend. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who visited Ethiopia last week, told Deutsche Welle in an exclusive interview that he would push the government to allow his agency to investigate rights ...

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Uganda, Ethiopia Biggest Losers in Trump’s Proposed Aid Cuts

ESAT News (May 8, 2017) Uganda and Ethiopia will be the biggest losers in the region in the US President Donald Trump administration proposal to do away with all funding through the development assistance account, instead channelling these monies towards economic assistance.   According to a State Department budget document seen by The East African, the 2017/18 budget proposes a ...

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Ethiopia: Court to rule on Dr. Merera’s objection in June

  ESAT News (May 5, 2016) A court in Addis Ababa has been adjourned till june 2, 2017 to pass verdict on Dr. Merera Gudina’s objection to charges of terrorism brought by regime prosecutors. Chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress and a prominent opposition figure, Dr. Merera was arrested in December upon his return from Brussels where he testified against ...

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Ethiopia: British doctor objects to WHO candidature of Tedros Adhanom

  ESAT News (May 5, 2017) A British medical doctor who taught medicine in Ethiopia for four years says Dr. Tedros Adhanom is the wrong candidate for the top position of the World Health Organization (WHO). Explaining his reasons, Dr. Frank Ashall told ESAT on Friday that Dr. Adhanom, as one of a handful of people making decisions in Ethiopia, ...

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US doesn’t need Ethiopia in its war on terror, says Ethiopian scholar

ESAT News (May 5, 2017) The Trump administration would be wise to delink its counterterrorism strategy from the Ethiopian regime, which barely clings to power by a state of emergency decree, says an Ethiopian scholar in a weekly op ed. “Ethiopia’s involvement in the domestic affairs of Somalia has made the military and political situation in Somalia worse, and resulted ...

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