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Ethiopia/Eritrea: UN chief welcomes ‘positive steps’

ESAT News (June 21, 2018) The United Nations has announced its readiness to support Eritrea and Ethiopia following recent peace overtures between the two neighboring States in the Horn of Africa, according to a report by UN News In a statement released by his Spokesperson on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General welcomed the “positive steps” taken to resolve outstanding issues regarding ...

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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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      “Political democracy in Ethiopia crucial for peace in the region,” says Eritrean diplomat

      “Ethiopia is the heart of this area [East Africa]. If the heart falls ill, the entire region falls ill too.” by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 21, 2018) An Eritrean diplomat says a rule by an exclusive and ethnic group in Ethiopia has been proven to be a threat to peace and prosperity in the region and only an all ...

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        Ethiopia: Group says would give up arms if PM implements promises

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 20, 2018) An armed opposition group said it would give up arms if Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed fulfill promises of change, scrap laws that restrict political opponents and do away with obstacles to a democratic transition. In response to a speech by the Premier on Monday that called on opposition groups abroad to give ...

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          Ethiopia/Eritrea: Afwerki responds to Ahmed’s peace overtures

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 20, 2018) In response to an olive branch extended from Ethiopia, Eritrea says it would send a delegation to Ethiopia to “to chart out a plan for continuous future action.” “Outside myopic considerations of public relations stunts and advantages, we will send a delegation to Addis Abeba to gauge current developments directly and in ...

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            Ethiopia appoints new National Bank governor and deputy, albeit controversial

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 19, 2018) Billions of dollars in debt, the Ethiopian government appointed a new governor and deputy governor for its National Bank. The decision by Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister, to fill the two positions with individuals with no direct experience with macroeconomic issues has already created mumbles in opposition among the banking and macroeconomic ...

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              Ethiopia: New spy chief vows to serve impartial to politics

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 19, 2018) Ethiopia’s new director of Information Network Security Agency said the intelligence office will be restructured in a bid to serve its purpose independent of politics and free of influence from the powers that be. General Adem Mohammed, the country’s intelligence chief told local media that the Agency should carry out its work ...

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                Ethiopia’s PM extends olive branch to opposition groups abroad

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 18, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has made calls to opposition groups abroad to give up their arms and come back home to peacefully take part in the country’s politics. Presenting his report to the Parliament, Abiy Ahmed said the country can only benefit from peace but not war; and called on Patriotic Ginbot 7 ...

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                  Govt blames deadly violence on “saboteurs of change” as mob kills several people in Southern Ethiopia

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 15, 2018) The towns of Awassa (Hawassa) and Sodo in Southern Ethiopia have seen deadly mob attacks against innocent residents as federal and regional security forces in the area refuse to intervene to stop the bloodshed. Although exact figures are not known, several people were believed to have been killed today by an unidentified ...

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                    Ethiopia: Andy Tsege says PM puts his job on the line for his release

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 14, 2018) A high profile Ethiopian political prisoner recently released after four years in jail said the country’s Prime Minister told him that he had threatened to resign from his post if the ruling party would not release him. The death row prisoner, Andargachew (Andy) Tsege, told the BBC’s Hardtalk Zeinab Badawi that he ...

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