Tag Archives: Addis Ababa

Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia in first leg tour to Africa

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 15, 2019) Daughter and senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump is in Ethiopia on Monday as part of her tour in Africa to promote her father’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The four-day Africa trip also includes Ivory Coast and promotes U.S. plan to help 50 million women in Africa ...

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    ESAT team to travel to Ethiopia

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 13, 2019) A team of journalists from the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (EAST) in Washington, DC, London and Amsterdam will travel to Ethiopia on Thursday to lead fundraising events, chart out future plans and define the station’s role in the changing landscape of media and politics in the country. Established 8 years ...

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      Ethiopia: Capital launches mixed-use, integrated residential project

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 19, 2018) An integrated residential project was launched today at the historic La Gare (Train Station) in the capital Addis Ababa. The mixed-use project, which lands on 360,000-sq-m area, is expected to have 4000 residences and cost 50B birr, (approximately $1.9B at current exchange rates). A key component of the project was building residences ...

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        Ethiopia to release hundreds of youth detained in military camp

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 16, 2018) The federal police commissioner said 1,204 youth rounded up in the capital Addis Ababa last month and detained in a military camp would be released on Thursday. The youth were detained last month as police carried out arrests following ethnic motivated attacks in the outskirts of the city that left dozens dead ...

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          Ethiopia: Drunken police officer shot and killed two colleagues

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 4, 2018) A drunk federal police officer opened fire and killed two colleagues in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa in the subdivision of the city called Wollo Sefer. A petty spat turned deadly as the drunken police officer opened fire and killed two federal police officers. A team of other officers who arrived at the ...

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            Ethiopia: Mass arrest in Addis Ababa unlawful: rights watchdog says

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 28, 2018) The Human Rights Council says the mass arrest carried out by police in Addis Ababa last week was unlawful. The Council said it was troubling that over 1,200 people were detained at a military camp without charges, while they should have been arraigned before the court in 24 hours of the arrest ...

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              Ethiopians celebrate founding of The True Cross

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 26, 2018) Ahead of the celebration of Meskel, the founding of The True Cross tomorrow, followers of the Ethiopian and Eritrean orthodox churches lit bonfires at dusk today. But the bonfire, the Demera as it is called, is more of a national festival, not just limited to followers of the church. In Ethiopia’s capital ...

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                Ethiopia: Rights watchdog calls for release of detainees in Addis Ababa

                ESAT News (September 25, 2018) A rights watchdog has called for the release of detainees that were arrested en mass last week in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Amnesty International was responding to Addis Ababa’s police commissioner Major General Degefe Bede was said yesterday that thousands were detained in a campaign of arrests by his policemen while 1,200 were sent to ...

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                  Ethiopia: Statement by Oromo political groups irresponsible, detrimental to peaceful political reforms, says expert

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 25, 2018) A statement today by Oromo political fronts labeling other groups as enemies of the people of Oromo and claiming exclusive rights to places like Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was reckless and destructive to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s all inclusive political reform process, says a researcher and writer on Ethiopian politics. “The statement ...

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                    Ethiopia: New figures emerge in death toll as mass arrest in Addis Ababa also targets opposition supporters

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 24, 2018) Police announced new figures in death toll in deadly violence in Addis Ababa as they carried out mass arrests over the weekend. Police said the arrests were made to fight growing crimes and lawlessness in the capital but the presence of supporters and members of opposition parties among the detainees and the ...

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