Tag Archives: Dire Dawa

Ethiopia: Dire Dawa plans to strike despite lull in street protests

ESAT News (January 29, 2019) Organizers said there will be a strike by workers in Dire Dawa starting Wednesday to demand the release of hundreds of residents detained in the week long protest. On Friday, the national defense forces were deployed to the city to bring calm and order. One person was killed in a mob attack today and clashes ...

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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: 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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        Scores killed in Jijiga, Dire Dawa in an attack by Liyou Police and armed youth

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 6, 2018) [UPDATE: As we compile this report, the national defense forces and federal police have been given orders to restore calm and protect the public in the Somali region of Ethiopia, as per a statement by the Office of Government Communication Affairs. The Office said the order has been give based on the ...

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          Ethiopia: Dire Dawa calls Somali region president to step down

          ESAT News (June 21, 2018) Residents of Dire Dawa, a city in Eastern Ethiopia, demand in a demonstration that the president of the Somali region step down, accusing Abdi Mohamud Omar’s administration of instigating conflict among different groups, and of corruption. The campaign against Abdi Mohamud Omar, who also goes by Abdi Illey, began two months ago when residents in ...

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            Town of Jijiga, Dire Dawa join protests in Eastern Ethiopia

            ESAT News (April 27, 2018) Businesses were closed and transportations disrupted in the Eastern commercial town of Jijiga as residents joined protest against the administration of the regional president Abdi Illey. Protest demonstrations against the regional president drew momentum on Tuesday when Abdi Illey fired his deputy, Abdihakim Igal, sparking street protests in Shilnille, his constituent and the base of ...

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              Cholera hits Dire Dawa, 10 die in Benishangul Gumuz

              ESAT News (October 9, 2017) Cholera is spreading in an alarming rate from Dire Dawa in the east to Benishangul in the west and from the Capital Addis Ababa to the northern city of Mekelle claiming lives along its route. Reports reaching ESAT from Benishangul Gumuz say 10 people have died due to cholera in Gobela town, Dangul district. The ...

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                TPLF assigns senior members of the Front to ambassadorial and other diplomatic positions

                  ESAT News (June 22, 2016) Ambassadorial and other diplomatic positions in most of the countries with significant diplomatic ties to Ethiopia have now been taken by senior members of the TPLF, it was learnt. The minority regime is replacing Ambassadors and diplomats from other ethnic groups with Tigrians. According to sources, Girma Biru, an Oromo, and ambassador of the ...

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                  Grenade explosion injures six children in Adama

                    ESAT News (June 22, 2016) Six children have sustained serious injuries following a grenade explosion in Adama Woreda, East Shewa Zone, local media reported on Wednesday. The six children ranging from 5 to 17 and three other women sustained the injuries when one of the children, unbeknownst to her that it was a grenade, tried to sell it to ...

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                    ESAT Radio Wed 22 Jun 2016

                    ኢሳት ሬዲዮ -በሻሸመኔ ባልታወቀ ምክንያት ሰዎች እየተገደሉ ነው። ባለፉት ቀናት ከ8በላይ ሰዎች በተመሳሳይ አገዳደል ሞተው መገኘታቸው ነዋሪውን ስጋት ላይ ጥሏል። -የኢትዮጵያ የብድር መጠን ጣሪያውን ሊነካ ነው። 36 ቢሊየን ዶላር እስከ 2015 ድረስ የተበደረው መንግስት አጣብቂኝ ውስጥ ገብቷል። -በኮንሶ ውጥረቱ ተባብሷል። ነዋሪው ሲቪል አስተዳደር የለም። በወታደር ተተክቷል ብለዋል። ሰዎች ታፍነው እየተወሰዱ ነው። -የቀድሞ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ምክር ቤት አባል አርበኞች ግንቦት ሰባትን ...

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