Tag Archives: Amhara

27: Death toll in North Shewa attack

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) An administrator for the North Shewa Zone disclosed that 27 people were killed in the weekend attack in Ataye and other towns by groups he described as “organized, armed and well trained forces.” The administrator, Tefera Wondimagegnehu, told Addis Zemen, the state run Amharic daily that another 27 people were injured in ...

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    OLF has no military in Amhara region, says spokesperson

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) A spokesperson for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), whose army was accused of recent killings in the Amhara region said the Front has no military presence in the region. Spokesperson for the Front, Tolera Adeba told Deutsche Welle Amharic that the OLF has no military presence in Amhara towns where local authorities ...

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      Residents say OLF soldiers kill several in Majete, Ataye and Kemise

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 8, 2019) A resident from Majete town in the Amhara region told ESAT that they had buried 15 people killed over the weekend by armed groups claiming to be soldiers for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Regional officials meanwhile said today that calm has been restored in all towns after a weekend that saw ...

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        Ethiopia: Several killed in renewed clashes between Qimant and Amhara

        ESAT News (February 7, 2019) Several people lost their lives and houses turned into ashes in renewed clashes between the Qimant and Amhara communities in Gondar, northern Ethiopia. Peace and security head for the Amhara region, General Asamnew Tsege told ESAT that the violence had also resulted in the displacement of thousands of people. He blamed the Tigray People’s Liberation ...

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          Ethiopia: Amhara regional officials cry foul over killing of civilians by army

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2019) The killing of civilians by the army in western Amhara region yesterday drew a sharp criticism from local officials over the incident and the conduct of the military in dealing with grievances by local people. According to head of the regional security, six people were killed and 18 injured when government soldiers ...

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            Ethiopia: Three illegal military training facilities found in Amhara region

            ESAT News (December 6, 2018) The regional head of security said illegal military training has been given in three facilities in the Amhara region which he said were responsible for the loss of several lives and destruction of properties. Brigadier General Asamnew Tsege told the Amhara Mass Media Agency that those behind the illegal military facility have used the political ...

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              Ethiopia: Hundreds of Amharas displaced from Benishangul Gumuz

              ESAT News (May 2, 2018) Hundreds of Amharas who have been displaced from Benishangul Gumuz region have come to the city of Bahir Dar demanding the Amhara regional government to resettle them back to their birth places. The displaced say they escaped an attack by Gumuz. Most of the 527 people displaced over the past few days live on the ...

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                Ethiopia: Efforts to disarm Amahars face backlash

                ESAT News (April 6, 2018) Authorities are now recruiting paid militia to disarm the people in the Amhara region as several earlier attempts by the regime to take weapons away from the people in the region has failed. Attempt by regime security forces to disarm individuals in the last few months ended up deadly. At least ten regime soldiers were ...

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                  Ethiopia: TPLF presses for dismissal of MPs opposed to state of emergency

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 22, 2018) The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the core of the ruling coalition, has demanded the dismissal of those Members of Parliament at the House of People’s Representatives who voted against the reimposition of a state of emergency saying they had stood against the position of the ruling EPRDF, according to ESAT sources. ...

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                    TPLF soldiers kill 13 in Mersa town as protests continue in Northern Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (January 29, 2018) Protests have continued in towns in Northern Ethiopia where scores of people have been shot and killed by TPLF soldiers. The nearby town of Sirinka joined the anti-TPLF protest yesterday. Protesters torched cars and closed roads with rocks and logs. Some of the roads leading to the town of Mersa were closed. TPLF forces shot ...

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