ESAT English News

Premier’s request to address Ethiopians in North America declined by Sports Federation

ESAT News (May 31, 2018) A request by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to address Ethiopians in North America at their annual sports festival has been declined by the organizing body. The request made by the Prime Minister to the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) through the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, DC has been a hot topic of debate ...

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    Ethiopia’s forex reserve at all time low, crisis result in firing of Governors of National Bank

    By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 31, 2018) Ethiopia’s foreign reserve is at an all time low, only enough to cover imports for two weeks. Although not yet official, ESAT sources said the Prime Minister has made a decision to remove the Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, Teklewold Atnafu. According to reports reaching from Addis Ababa, the Deputy ...

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      Andargachew Tsege says PM spoke to him on various issues

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 30, 2018) Andargachew Tsege, a political prisoner who was on death row and released yesterday after four years of imprisonment, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke to him on a number of issues. He however told ESAT on a phone interview that he would not give details of the discussions with the PM. “I ...

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        Ethiopia: Charges against ESAT, OMN dropped

        ESAT News (May 29, 2018) Ethiopian regime prosecutors announced today that they had dropped charges to independent media outlets abroad and two individuals. Prosecutors in February 2017 brought charges against two media outlets based abroad, Ethiopian Satellite Radio and Television (ESAT) and the Oromo Media Network (OMN). According to prosecutors, all the accused were involved in “attempts to overthrow the ...

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          Ethiopia: Andargachew Tsege walks free

          By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 29, 2018) Ethiopia’s high profile political prisoner was freed today and welcomed at his residence by a jubilant crowd. The leader of an opposition movement, Andargachew Tsege, was kidnapped at a Yemeni airport in June 2014 in a joint operation by the Yemeni and Ethiopian intelligence and was held in solitary confinement until his ...

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            Ethiopians await release of high profile political prisoner

            By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 28, 2018) A high profile political prisoners is expected to walk free today after four years of solitary confinement. The leader of an opposition group based abroad, Andargachew Tsege was kidnapped at the Yemeni airport in June 2014, in a joint operation by the Yemeni and Ethiopian intelligence. He was sentenced to death in ...

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              Ethiopia: Political prisoners goes on hunger strike

              ESAT News (May 28, 2018) Political prisoners at Ethiopia’s notorious Qillinto prison went on hunger strike today on the occasion of May 28, a day the ruling EPRDF took power in Addis Ababa. The prisoners say the day has brought tyranny and repression to Ethiopians and hence they said they wanted to mark it with hunger strike. According to the ...

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                Spain rescues over 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

                ESAT News (May 28, 2018) Spanish maritime has rescued over 500 migrants who were trying to cross the Mediterranean, according to reports by several media outlets. Spanish authorities say most of those rescued over the past two days came from North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The migrants were crammed in 17 rickety boats, three of which drowned immediately after the ...

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                  Ethiopia: No solution in sight to the plight of displaced Amharas

                  ESAT News (May 25, 2018) Over 900 Amharas displaced from Buno Bedele in the Oromo region called for help to authorities to provided them with food and water. The displaced have been temporarily settled in an arid area called Haro, an area with no water source to survive. They said they had lived in Buno Bedele for 40 years after ...

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                    Ethiopia bans humanitarian organizations forum

                    ESAT News (May 24, 2018) Ethiopian authorities banned a forum of humanitarian organizations and civic associations saying there were too many foreign organizations in the consortium. The government agency in charge of overseeing non governmental and humanitarian organizations said it had banned the association because it was dominated by foreign organizations. Director of the agency, Meseret Teklu was quoted as ...

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