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No one can touch Egypt’s share of water: Al Sisi

 ESAT News (November 22, 2017) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned Ethiopia over a mega hydroelectric dam it is building, which Egypt fears cut into the amount of water it is getting from the Nile. The Abay, as it is called in Ethiopia, or the Blue Nile, once it left the country’s boundary, has long become a river that ...

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Ethiopia: Soldiers disappear along border with Kenya

ESAT News (November 20, 2017) Initial reports reaching ESAT say unknown number of soldiers with the 10th division of the Ethiopian regime’s army disappeared Monday along the country’s border with Kenya. A search is underway after the soldiers lost radio communication with their base in Southern Ethiopia, according to ESAT sources. A search in Borena and Yabello towns along the ...

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Ethiopia: Protest continues in South against regime, mining deal

ESAT News (November 20, 2017) People in Southern Ethiopia are protesting the regime for keeping them in poverty and political and economic marginalisation. They also reject a billionaire whom they said had extracted gold for over 20 years but did nothing for the community. Residents of the town of Dima followed the footsteps of those in Shakiso and Adola and ...

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Ethiopia: University students leave campus in protest

ESAT News (November 20, 2017) University students in the east, south and south west of Ethiopia continue to leave their campuses en mass protesting the intervention of the regime in their academic as well as daily lives. Students of Haromaya University in Eastern Ethiopia have reportedly left their campus today after their demands to the school administration fell on deaf ...

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Somalia declares ONLF not terrorist group, says rendition of leader to Ethiopia unlawful

ESAT News (November 20, 2017) A Somali parliamentary inquiry found that the rendition to Ethiopia of a leader of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in August was unlawful. The Parliament also declared that the ONLF is not a “terrorist” organization. The Ethiopian regime, which declared ONLF a terrorist organization, had sent its security forces to Mogadishu in August and ...

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Ethiopia: Grenade attack in Bahir Dar injures two

ESAT News (November 17, 2017) A bomb thrown into a hotel in Bahir Dar injured two people, according ESAT sources. The grenade was thrown into the Yohannes II Garden Hotel where a soccer team from Axum, Tigray had checked in. The injured were taken to the city hospital. A soccer team from Bahir Dar was viciously attacked in Tigray few ...

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Armed group attacks military camp in Northern Ethiopia

ESAT News (November 17, 2017) An armed group opposing the Ethiopian regime claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Northern Ethiopia. Patriotic Ginbot 7, which has been carrying out sporadic attacks on regime targets in Northern Ethiopia, said its forces have made a surprise attack on a military camp in Azezo, North Gonder. A statement from the ...

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Locals protest billionaire digging gold in Southern Ethiopia

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 17, 2017) Residents of towns near a gold mine in Shakiso, Southern Ethiopia, took to the streets in tens of thousands opposing the extension of a contract to a billionaire digging gold on their turf. One of the organizers of the demonstration who spoke to ESAT said the locals object the 10 year extension ...

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Ethiopia: Regime warns students over protest against its misrule

ESAT News (November 16, 2017) The Minister of Education today warned students over holding any protest rally against the regime. University students especially those in the Oromo region of the country have been protesting against the minority regime calling for its demise. The students demand political and economic rights for everyone, which they said is now available only to the ...

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Ethiopia: TPLF central committee in deadlock, some members walk out of marathon crisis meeting

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 16, 2017) Reports reaching ESAT say a marathon meeting by the central and executive committees of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) continues in Mekelle despite a deadlock. Increasing number of members of the central committee are also walking out of the crisis meeting, according to ESAT sources. Azeb Mesfin, the widow of Meles ...

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