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Ethiopia: Conference calls on regime to desist from instigating ethnic conflicts

ESAT News (September 24, 2017) A two day conference in Washington, DC that deliberated on building democratic institutions in Ethiopia demanded the regime to desist from hatching up conflict between ethnic groups in the country. The conference that was held on Saturday and Sunday with the title “Ethiopia on a dangerous course” also deliberated on the critical issues in the ...

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Ethiopia: Conference on building democratic institution kicks off in DC; H. Res. 128 to be presented before U.S. Congress for vote

    ESAT News (September 23, 2017) A two day conference on “building democratic institutions in Ethiopia” kicked off today in Washington, DC where scholars from a spectrum of professions will discuss on study papers on issues such as U.S. policy towards the Horn of Africa, the role of Diaspora in building democracy in Ethiopia as well as corruption, public ...

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Number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia since September 2016 top 100,000

ESAT News (September 22, 2017) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday that the number of refugees who had fled renewed conflict in South Sudan since September 2016 topped 100,000. The refugees from the world’s youngest nation are being assisted in Ethiopia. According to a statement from IOM, since ...

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Political parties denounce killing of Oromo, Somali in Eastern Ethiopia

ESAT News (September 22, 2017) Opposition political parties denounced the loss of lives in Eastern Ethiopia in recent clashes which they say was the work of the TPLF regime. They say in a statement issued today that the solution to Ethiopia’s crises is to remove the brutal regime once and for all. The Ethiopian National Movement said in a statement ...

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Indian floriculture demands compensation from Ethiopia

ESAT News (September 22, 2017) An Indian floriculture demanded compensation from the Ethiopian government for a series of failed land deals as it prepares to exit the Horn of Africa nation, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Karuturi Global Ltd. wrote a letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn accusing the state of nationalizing its farming investments and said it should be ...

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Ethiopians in Germany demand country stop its support to TPLF regime

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Ethiopia: Embezzlement of funds at Bill and Melinda Foundation agricultural project

ESAT News (September 21, 2017) The Agricultural Transformation Agency, funded by the Bill and Melinda Foundation is tainted with misappropriation of funds and that nothing has been done to lift off the project even after six years, according to ESAT sources. The Agency with an annual fund of 60 million dollars which is mainly obtained from Bill and Melinda Foundation ...

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Ethiopia’s refugees unsafe in Kenya and elsewhere: Human Rights Watch

ESAT News (September 21, 2017) Human Rights Watch said it has documented numerous cases of harassment and threats against Ethiopian asylum seekers in Kenya and elsewhere since 2010. Horn of Africa senior researcher for the watchdog group, Felix Horne, wrote in a report titled “The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled,” that Ethiopian asylum seekers were “assaulted, ...

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Ethiopia: Spread of water hyacinth on Abay River alarming

ESAT News (September 20, 2017) The spread of water hyacinth that has threatened the ecosystem of the country’s largest lake, Tana, is also spreading on the Abay River at an alarming rate. Experts say the water hyacinth has covered 25 hectares on the Abay River and locals blame federal authorities for not responding to the threat posed by the pollutant ...

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At least 46 killed in South Ethiopia ethnic clashes

ESAT News (September 20, 2017) At least 46 people were killed in ethnic fights in Southern Ethiopia while over 50 were injured since clashes began in July. ESAT learnt that the conflict has wiped out two localities in Southern Ethiopia with hundreds of houses set on fire and displacing thousands of locals. The deadly clashes began when authorities tried to ...

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