Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Mizan Teferi protests unfair distribution of resources

ESAT News (may 22, 2018) Residents of Mizan Teferi in Southwestern Ethiopia have taken to the streets to denounce what they called the unfair distribution of resources and to demand that the youth be given access to resources to curb the growing unemployment. They were however met with federal and military forces whom the residents said carried out beatings and ...

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    Ethiopia: Truly democratic transition, not reform needed to move the country forward, says opposition group

    By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 21, 2018) A leader of an opposition political party says what Ethiopia needs is a truly democratic transition, but not superficial reform if the intention is to move the country forward. Speaking to a gathering of his supporters in Washington, DC, Chairman of Patriotic Ginbot 7, an opposition group based in the Diaspora, Professor ...

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      Ethiopia: Unions push for garment workers wage increase

      ESAT News (May 16, 2018) International trade unions have launched campaigns to demand and secure decent wages for Ethiopian garment employees producing for major European and American brands. The report by Just Style said the campaign is aimed at securing better wages and worker rights for employees of Ethiopia’s textile and garment industries. The report said Industrial Federation of Textile, ...

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        Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

        ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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          Ethiopia: PM says govt officials with offshore accounts under investigation

          ESAT News (May 15, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said government officials who have offshore bank accounts are under investigation. The news by the Ethiopian News Agency did not say if the Premier had mentioned the countries where the monies were allegedly stashed, but quoted Dr. Ahmed as saying that countries are cooperating in the investigations. According to the ...

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            Ethiopia: ODF begins separate talks with govt, PG7 decries talks

            By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 14, 2018) The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), an Ethiopian opposition party based in the Diaspora, announced yesterday that it had begun talks with the government in Addis Ababa. Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7) decried talks saying political conditions in the country should be made suitable first. The ODF said in a statement on Sunday that ...

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              South Sudan accuses Ethiopia of allowing rebels use territory to launch attack

              ESAT News (May 14, 2018) The government of South Sudan today accused neighboring Ethiopia of allowing rebels use its territory as a “launching pad.” The report by Nyamilepedia quoted Col. Dickson Gatluak Joak, the military spokesman of the forces loyal to the country’s first vice president Taban Deng Gai, as saying that the rebels are using Ethiopian territory as a ...

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                Ethiopia: Prosecutors dropped charges against prominent Swedish cardiologist and 61 others

                ESAT News (May 11, 2018) The state news agency reported that federal prosecutors dropped charges against Dr. Fikru Maru, an Ethiopian born Swedish cardiologist and 61 others who have been detained for years on trumped up terrorism and other charges. Prosecutors on Wednesday downgraded terrorism charges against Dr. Maru et al to organizing revolt at the Qilinto prison. Thirty eight ...

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                  Security forces hang and kill woman as protest intensified in Somali region of Ethiopia

                  ESAT News (May 11, 2018) Towns in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia continued protest against the regional administration led by Abdi Illey, as his forces, the Liyou Police hung and killed a woman in Kebri Dahar. Taysir Mohammed was an activist and a representative of Women in Kabri Dahar. His uncle is one of the hundred elders who were ...

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                    Dozens detained in Somali region of Ethiopia

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Over 150 people have reportedly been detained in the Somali region of Ethiopia as protest against the regional administration intensified all across the region. The detainees include two Sultans, who are revered in the community. Residents of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia have been protesting the administration of regional president Abdi ...

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