Tag Archives: Ethiopia

70 Ethiopians dead after boat capsizes in Red Sea

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 16,2019) Seventy Ethiopians were killed when their boat capsized in the red sea. The migrants were heading to Yemen and Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Deutsche Welle Amharic service. Sixty of the dead were from one district in Tigray region, Atsbi Wenberta. At least forty of the families of the deceased have ...

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    Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia in first leg tour to Africa

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 15, 2019) Daughter and senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump is in Ethiopia on Monday as part of her tour in Africa to promote her father’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The four-day Africa trip also includes Ivory Coast and promotes U.S. plan to help 50 million women in Africa ...

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      Ethiopia: 59 heads of govt agencies, investors arrested on suspicion of corruption

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) Fifty-nine directors of government enterprises and investors were arrested on suspicion of corruption related to government purchases, which officials said incurred the country the loss of tens of millions of dollars. Ethiopia’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye said at a press conference that directors of four government agencies and investors have colluded to ...

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        BREAKING: Ethiopia arrests terror suspects with links to al-Shabaab

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) An Ethiopian official said the country’s intelligence and security agents have arrested suspects who were plotting to carry out terror attacks on public gatherings and other targets. The country’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that the National Intelligence and Security Services has successfully carried out ...

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          Ethiopia: Fire destroys 343 hectares in Simien Mountains National Park

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 11, 2019) A fire that began on Monday at the Semien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia has gutted down 342.9 hectares of grassland. Director of the authority for forest and wild lives, Kumera Wakjira told ESAT that the fire is believed to have been sparked by human activity in the park. He said ...

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            Ethiopia: Amharas displaced in Amaro district call for help

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) At least 2000 ethnic Amharas were displaced from Amaro district in southern Ethiopia by what the victims said were a coordinated attack by people who consider themselves indigenous to the area. Information ESAT received from the area also show that 21 people were kidnapped and their whereabouts is not yet known. Two ...

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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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                  Rights watchdog urges Ethiopia to bring human rights abusers to justice

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 8, 2019) The Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian authorities should do more to bring to justice former officials and security personnel who were responsible for the death of hundreds of people across the country. Continuing its series of reports on Ethiopia and reviewing the one year performance of the government of Abiy Ahmed, the ...

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                    Ethiopia: Police seize Illegal weapons, gold

                    ESAT News (February 12, 2019) Police said they have seized 43 kalashnikovs and 13,000 ammunitions as it was being transported from the Gambella region in western Ethiopia to the city of Gondar in the Amhara region. Loca media reports indicate that the driver of the truck carrying the illegal weapons have also been arrested. Police for the Amhara region also ...

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