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Ethiopia: Arrest in mob killing of innocent man in Shashemene

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Authorities have arrested suspects of a mob killing over the weekend in Shashemene, a town sitting 160 miles south of the capital Addis Ababa. Spokesperson for the Oromo regional government, Negeri Lencho, told reporters that arrests were made in the brutal mob killing of a young man at a public rally in ...

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    Ethnic clashes displace over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants from Djibouti

    ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants have been displaced from Djibouti after an attack by ethnic Somalis, a ripple effect of the ethnic clashes in the Eastern part of the country. Speaking from West Hararghe, a witness told ESAT that the majority of the 30,000 Ethiopian migrants were ethnic Oromos who were targeted by the ethnic Somalis. ...

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      Ethiopia: Agony of displaced in Somali region continues, over 20,000 displaced in Jijiga

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) Volunteers and victims of attacks by Liyou Police and militia in Somali region say the humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons in the region need immediate attention. Food and medical supplies were needed immediately, according to a doctor volunteering for Red Cross and Red Crescent, who said he had information that over ...

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        Eritrean delegation in Addis for talks on implementation of peace agreement

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) An Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab is in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for further talks on implementation of a peace deal signed between the two countries after 20 years of state of war. Last month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias ...

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          Ethiopia: IDPs in Somali region call for help

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 9, 2018) Over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Kebri Dahar who took shelter at a military camp to save their lives from last week’s attack by Liyou Police and armed youth group allied to ex-president of the region, Abdi Illey, have called for support from the federal government. Some of the displaced who spoke ...

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            ONLF calls for restraint by all sides in Eastern Ethiopia

            ESAT News (August 8, 2018) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) called for restraint by all sides in Eastern Ethiopia while it denounced the killing, looting and burning of churches in Jijiga over the weekend. Renewed unrest in Jijiga, the capital of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia, led to the killing of at least 90 people and injuries to ...

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              Ethiopia: Anti-terrorism head with spy agency on trial for coordinating assassination attempt on PM

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 8, 2018) One of the suspects on trial for the June 23 assassination attempt on the life of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was the anti-terrorism head with the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), the country’s spy agency. Tesfaye Urge, one of the about 30 suspects arrested after the June 23 assassination ...

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                Ethiopian govt and OLF agree to end hostilities

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 7, 2018) A delegation of the Ethiopian government and a faction of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) led by Dawud Ibsa have agreed to end hostilities at a reconciliation agreement signed in Eritrea’s capital Asmara. Eritrea’s Minister of Information, Yemane G. Meskel announced in a series of tweets today that the agreement signed by ...

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                  BREAKING: Abdi Illey arrested and taken to undisclosed location

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 7, 2018) Abdi Mohamoud Omar, a.k.a. Abdi Illey, who was deposed from the presidency of the Somali region yesterday, has been arrested and taken to undisclosed location. The BBC Amharic report said members of the national army have arrested Illey and removed him from his palace in Jijiga. Unrest in Jijiga and Dire Dawa ...

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                    BREAKING: Abdi Illey removed from office

                    ESAT News (August 6, 2018) President of the Somali region, Abdi Mohamoud Omar also known as Abdi Illey, has been removed from power, head of the regional communication bureau confirmed to the BBC’s Somali Service. Illey has been replaced by Ahmed Abdi Mohamed, who was head of the regional bureau of finance and economic development. Read here for more on ...

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