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ESAT News in English – Jan 01, 2019

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    Ethiopia: Police commander tuck away 498 pistols at his residence

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 1, 2019) A police commander in the city of Bahir Dar has been caught with 498 pistols at his residence. The news comes amid a growing concern for an increased movement of illegal weapons throughout Ethiopia. In recent months Ethiopian law enforcement has been intercepting large number of weapons which has become a daily ...

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      Hindering withdrawal of troops from Ethio-Eritrea border by locals in Tigray violation of constitution, says a Major General

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 1, 2019) A Major General said the hampering of Ethiopian troops withdrawal from the Ethio-Eritrea border by locals in Tigray was unconstitutional and called on the government to take measures against those who hatched the illegal act. Locals in Tigray yesterday blocked a convoy of Ethiopian troops withdrawing from the Zalambessa front demanding that ...

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        ESAT News in English – Mon Dec 31, 2018

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          ESAT Argaa-Dhgeettii – Mon Dec 31, 2018

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            Somalia handovers two Ethiopian soldiers kidnapped last week

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 31, 2018) Two Ethiopian soldiers kidnapped last week by Somali army have been handed over back to Ethiopia, according to an officials with the Somali regional government in Ethiopia. Last week, an armed group from Somalia had crossed into Ethiopia and killed at least 30 people, according to a highly placed source in the ...

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              Ethiopia: University closes for a week following student clashes

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 31, 2018) The Ministry of Science and Higher Education says it has decided to shut down the Bule Hora University in southern Ethiopia for a week in a bid to give students respite after prolonged clashes hampered the teaching and learning process. The Amhara students of the University say they have been targeted by ...

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                Ethiopia: Police intercept thousands of ammos, cash

                ESAT News (December 28, 2018) Police in northern Ethiopia intercepted nearly 5,000 ammos as it was heading to innland from the border town of Mettema. The bullets for pistols and Bren assault rifles were estimated to cost about 11,000 dollars. The suspects who were trying to smuggle the ammos are under police custody. The regional customs office said the increasing ...

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                  Ethiopia: Two federal police officers killed in west Oromo region

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 28, 2018) Two members of the federal police force were killed yesterday in an ambush in Begna, Horo Gudru, Wellega Zone. The BBC Amharic report quoted Desalegn Terefe, the zonal communication head as saying that the officers vehicle came under attack while they were driving to Fincha, where they serve as guards for the ...

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                    Ethiopia: Eight more killed as Afar-Issa clash continues

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 27, 2018) Eight people were killed in violence between the Afar and Issa communities bringing the total casualties to at least 30 in the last four days of fighting. Information reaching ESAT show clashes have been reported today in towns along the Addis Ababa – Djibouti road. Seven people were killed in Gedamaytu while ...

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