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Ethiopia: Front alleges regime understates extent of famine in Ogaden

  ESAT News (January 27, 2017) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) says the regime in Ethiopia is systematically underestimating the severity of famine and that the UN toes the line. In a statement released on Thursday, the Front, which is fighting for the liberation of the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, accused the Ethiopian regime is “more interested in projecting ...

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6.5 million children at risk of hunger in Horn of Africa as leaders gather in Addis Ababa

ESAT News (January 27, 2017) Aid agencies warn ahead of this weekend’s African Union (AU) meetings in Addis Ababa that an estimated six and half million children could be at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa as a result of back-to-back droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Save the Children said nearly half a million children in the ...

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Ethiopian official suffers knock out in an assault case against an activist  

  ESAT News (January 27, 2017) A Virginia court dismissed a lawsuit brought by a high ranking Ethiopian official against an Ethiopian activist based in Washington, DC metro area. The Ethiopian activist, Tewodros Kabtyimer and his friends last year confronted Addisalem Balema, a member of the executive of TPLF, the brutal ruling oligarchy, at the Dulles International Airport  and denounced ...

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Ethiopia: Corruption remains high in 2016, report says

  ESAT News (January 27, 2017) Corruptions remains high in 2016 and the country ranked 108th out of 176 countries while the score is a sad 34/100, according to Transparency International’s 2016 corruption index. The report said the country is plagued with corruption that permeates all sectors and indicates land as the major sector of corruption. “Land administration is seen ...

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Outrage against the selection of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as a finalist for the post of WHO director general

  ESAT News (January 26, 2017) The selection of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as one of the three finalists for the post of WHO director general drew outrage among Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia, who held Adhanom, one of a leading members of TPLF, accountable to human rights abuses and corruption ravaging the east African country. The executive board of the ...

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Forum accuses TPLF regime of meddling in Somalia election

  ESAT News (January 26, 2017 A Somali Diaspora forum said on Thursday that the regime in Ethiopia is “directly and openly” dictating to influence the election of Somalia’s president next month. The Puntland Diaspora Forum was responding to an analysis published by the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation, a centre established by the Ethiopian regime last year, which ...

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Rights group calls on African Union to release investigations into the killing of 14 Somalis by Ethiopian troops

  ESAT News (January 26, 2017) The Human Rights Watch said on wednesday that African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) should release the findings of their investigation into alleged unlawful killings of 14 civilians by Ethiopian forces in July 2016. More than six months after the incident, people in Wardinle in Somalia’s Bay region have received no reports on the ...

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Ethiopia: Grenade explosion hit cotton factory in Gondar

  ESAT News (January 19, 2017) A series of grenade explosions have been reported in and around Metema, a border town in northern Ethiopia. A grenade explosion on Wednesday ripped off a cotton processing plant in Metema, Gondar in a locality known as Genda Wuha. Sources told ESAT that the plant, which is reportedly gutted down by the ensuing fire, ...

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Egyptian activists challenge Sisi’s Ethiopia dam agreement

ESAT News (January 19, 2017) A group of Egyptian lawyers and political activists are preparing a lawsuit to challenge President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s preliminary agreement on Ethiopia’s Nile dam project. According to a report by the Albawaba news, the agreement which asserted Ethiopia’s right to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has caused grave concern in Egypt over the ...

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Official says South Sudan is not afraid of Ethiopia  

ESAT News (January 19, 2017) South Sudanese officials have stepped up rhetoric against Ethiopia in what analyst see as a moment that is developing in the relations between the two countries with a government official at the ministry of information in Juba telling a reporter that his government was not afraid of Ethiopia, according to a report by Nyamilepedia. Ethiopia ...

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