ESAT English News

Ethiopia: OLF denounces ‘airstrikes’ as govt denies any such attack

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 18, 2019) The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) says government forces had carried out airstrikes in the western Oromo region as the government insisted no such attack took place. In a statement issued today in response to a briefing yesterday by the office of government spokesperson that denies any airstrikes took place in western Ethiopia, ...

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    Ethiopia: Police seize thousands of illegal weapons, amos, cash

    ESAT News (January 17, 2019) The Addis Ababa Police Commission said it has seized over 2,000 weapons, about 55,000 amos as well as thousands of cash in the last six months of crackdown against scoundrels. The statement by the capital police commission said 2,383 various types of weapons and 55,615 ammunitions have been seized in a joint operation with the ...

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      Ethiopia: Spy agency expunges list of 3,000 people hitherto not allowed to leave or enter country

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 17, 2019) Of the total 7,000 people blacklisted by former spy chiefs with the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), 3,000 of them have been expunged from the list by new bosses at Ethiopia’s spy agency. Those in the list were not allowed to leave or enter the country, and would face arrest and ...

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        ESAT News In English – Wed Jan 16, 2019

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          Ethiopia: Concern over increasing violence in Amhara region

          ESAT News (January 16, 2019) The council of the Amhara regional government says the security situation in the region has gotten worse and resulted in the loss of several lives and destruction of properties. The statement by the council said western and central Gondar are areas that have specially been beset by deadly violence as a result of conflict between ...

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            Ethiopia: Over 800 OLF combatants captured: says regional command post

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 16, 2019) 835 combatants of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been captured in the troubled region of Benishangul-Gumuz and the adjacent western Ormo region, according to the communication Bureau of the Oromo regional government. The Bureau said based on information obtained from a Command Post set up to quell violence that beset the ...

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              Commander of OLF army in Southern Ethiopia accepts peace offer

              ESAT News (January 15, 2019) A rebel commander for the army wing of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Southern Ethiopia had accepted a peace offer mediated by the Guji Abba Gedas, traditional leaders of the Oromo. The report by FBC in Addis Ababa says Elias Gambella Golo, the commander of OLF army in southern Ethiopia, had welcomed a call ...

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                Ethiopia, Eritrea to open four commercial border checkpoints

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 15, 2019) Ethiopia and Eritrea would soon open four commercial checkpoints to monitor and regulate cross border trade between the two countries, according to the Ethiopian Customs Commission. The Commission has also prepared a commercial transit protocol, which has been referred to the relevant body at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ethiopian News ...

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                  Ethiopia: Dozens killed in ethnic attack in Kaffa zone as over 30,000 people displaced

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 14, 2019) At least 37 people, including children, have been killed in southwestern Ethiopia in what a zonal administrator said was an attack against the people of Kembata and Tembaro, who settled in Keffa zone to escape from drought. The victims had settled in Kaffa in a government program 15 years ago and have ...

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                    Ethiopia: Deputy chief of staff defends his soldiers for killings in west Gondar, says army in control in Oromo region

                      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 11, 2019) Deputy chief of staff of the army defended soldiers who killed six people in west Gondar saying they were ambushed by gunmen who opened fire injuring two soldiers. General Berhanu Jula met the press today in Addis Ababa for a briefing on security situations in the country. The Deputy chief of ...

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