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ESAT News in English – Fri Jan 25, 2019

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    Ethiopia: Protest continues in Dire Dawa as army warns of consequences of violence

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 25, 2019) Street protest by residents of Dire Dawa entered its fourth day with protesters calling for the mayor to step down. Residents blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks in several subdivisions of the city. Some residents who spoke to ESAT said they could hear sporadic gunfire in the city. The eastern command ...

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      Ethiopia: Federal attorney charges 46 Somali region officials over human rights violations

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 25, 2018) The federal attorney general said 46 ex-officials of the Somali region in eastern Ethiopia have been charged in connection with range of human rights violations committed during the reign of Abdi Mohamoud Omar, also known as Abdi Illey, who was arrested in August 2018. Some of the the ex-officials have left the ...

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        EU grants €130 million to Ethiopia

        ESAT News (January 24, 2019) The European Union has agreed to grant 130 million Euros to Ethiopia to promote sustainable economic growth and job creation. European Commission said in a Press release that the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker met with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, who is on a working tour in Europe, to discuss ...

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          Ethiopia: Violence in Dire Dawa left several wounded

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 24, 2019) Violence that began on Monday in Ethiopia’s eastern commercial town left several people wounded, according to residents who spoke to ESAT. Gunshot wounds have also been reported. An epiphany procession carrying the holy tablet came under attack by a stone throwing group on Monday triggering a counter protest in some parts of ...

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            Abiy Ahmed makes his case at World Economic Forum, Ethiopia to host 2020 meeting

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 23, 2019) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, urges global business leaders who met in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum, to invest in his country as the east African country has embarked on bold political and economic reforms. Ahmed told a gathering of world’s leading business executives that Ethiopia has made significant ...

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              Ethiopia: Bereket Simon, Tadesse Kassa to be brought before court in Amhara region

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 23, 2019) The anti-corruption commission for the Amhara region says Bereket Simon, the former board chairman of TIRET, the regional business conglomerate, and its former CEO, Tadesse Kassa, would soon be brought before a court on suspicion of misappropriation of millions of dollars. The duo were arrested today at their residences in the capital ...

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                Ethiopia: Prisoners held underground by OLF freed

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 22, 2019) The Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) said several prisoners held by the vying Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been freed in an ongoing campaign to flush the OLF army out of the Oromo region. Spokesperson for the ODP, Taye Dendea also told ESAT that operations were underway to free other prisoners held in ...

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                  Ethiopia: OLF agrees to disarm and demobilize soldiers, again

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 22, 2019) The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has agreed to disarm and demobilize its soldiers after mediation by Abba Gedas, who brought together leaders of the OLF and the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), the party of the Prime Minister, for a day long reconciliation conference in Addis Ababa. Dawd Ibssa, the chairman of the ...

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                    ESAT News in English – Mon Jan 21, 2019

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