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Ethiopia: New PM tours hotbed regions of deadly protests, opposition skeptical of his approach in resolving political crisis

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2018) Fews days after taking office, Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed paid a visit last week to the country’s Somali region in the East where hundreds were killed and over a million displaced in what was being blamed on ethnic clashes between the Somali and Oromo communities. Yesterday, thousands of residents ...

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    Report shows over 200 killed in Konso, Southern Ethiopia in last three years

    ESAT News (April 10, 2018) A report on the plight of the people of Konso in Southern Ethiopia says over 200 protesters were killed in the last three years by regime’s security amid protests by the people against economic and political marginalization. A report by local organizers documenting the killings, displacement and imprisonment, which was submitted to the Ethiopian American ...

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      Groups urge U.S. Congress to pass rights resolution on Ethiopia

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2018) Ethiopian and international civic organizations and rights watchdogs urge the United States Congress to pass H. Res. 128, a resolution supporting respect for human rights and inclusive governance in the country. The call by five Ethiopian civic organizations and Human Rights Watch came a day ahead of a scheduled vote on the ...

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        Ethiopia: Rearrested journalists, bloggers and politicians released

        By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 5, 2018) Journalists, bloggers and politicians were released today eleven days after they were rounded up and detained as they were holding a private get together in Addis Ababa. Some of the detainees were rearrested on March 25th, few weeks after they were released following years of imprisonment. They include award winning journalists Eskinder ...

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          Congress to vote on Ethiopia resolution

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 5, 2018) The U.S. House of Representative will hold a vote on Tuesday on House Resolution 128, a.k.a. H. Res. 128, a resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia. #BreakingNews: I’m happy to announce the #Hres128 will be on the Floor of the House of Representatives this coming Tuesday. ...

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            Ethiopia: Blue Party urges new PM to work for formation of elected gov’t

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 4, 2018) One of Ethiopia’s opposition party, the Blue Party, called on the newly elected Prime Minister to give priority to bring together all opposition parties and civic organizations at home and in the Diaspora to arrive at a national consensus and pave the way for the formation of a government elected by the ...

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              Ethiopia: Rearrest of journalist outrageous attack on right of free expression, says Pen America

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 30, 2018) The re-arrest of Eskinder Nega is inhumane and an outrageous attack on the right of free expression in Ethiopia, Pen America, a press watchdog said in a statement. The statement by the Pen America came after authorities in Ethiopia rearrested journalists and bloggers last Sunday for what the authorities allege was holding ...

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                Ethiopia: Parliamentary inquiry into Moyale atrocities suspended

                By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 30, 2018) A parliamentary inquiry team formed to investigate the killings of civilians that led to massive displacement in Moyale town early this month has been ordered not to travel to the area just before it was about to depart the capital Addis Ababa. The twelve member inquiry board formed by the House of ...

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                  Ethiopia: New PM poised to assume his position but nation divided whether he wields real power

                  By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 28, 2018) The Ethiopian People’s Democratic Front (EPRDF) had elected a new chairman yesterday in the person of Abiy Ahmed, leader of the Oromo party in the four group coalition, the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO). Apparently, it is the first time that an Oromo assumed the highest position in the coalition, which has ...

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                    Ethiopia: Press watchdogs call for release of journalists, bloggers

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 27, 2018) International press freedom organizations have called for the release of journalists and bloggers detained on Sunday in Addis Ababa. The journalists and some leading members of the opposition were rounded up and detained at a police station, accused of displaying a national flag that is different from the one introduced by the ...

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