Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Somalia

ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to Somalia 41 years after it stopped its route to Mogadishu when war broke out between the two countries in the 1970s. The Inside Travel report said Mogadishu-based Radio Dalsan quoted Hussein Hosh, manager at the Ethiopian Airlines as saying that the airline will operate a thrice-weekly return service ...

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    Isaias Afwerki to visit Ethiopia, again

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 17, 2018) Eritrean leader Isaias Afwerki will visit Ethiopia for the second time after the two Horn of Africa nations in July ended a two decade state of war. News of his second visit came after representatives of the Amhara regional government from Ethiopia, led by Nigussu Tilahun, met and held discussions with advisor ...

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      Unease continues in town of Tepi, Southwestern Ethiopia

      ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Residents of Teppi, a town sitting 360 miles south west of Ethiopia’s capital, called for the federal government help bring calm as tensions remain high after the killing of three people on Tuesday. Three residents of the town were killed after an attack by the indigenous people against other ethnic groups in the town. Two ...

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        Ethiopia: Insecurity a problem despite reforms, says rights watchdog

        ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Ethnic and religious motivated attacks and killings in Ethiopia were still a problem despite reforms spearheaded by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, says the Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has electrified his country with a range of reforms since he took office in April, including the release of hundreds of political ...

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          Ethiopia: Arrest in mob killing of innocent man in Shashemene

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Authorities have arrested suspects of a mob killing over the weekend in Shashemene, a town sitting 160 miles south of the capital Addis Ababa. Spokesperson for the Oromo regional government, Negeri Lencho, told reporters that arrests were made in the brutal mob killing of a young man at a public rally in ...

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            Ethnic clashes displace over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants from Djibouti

            ESAT News (August 13, 2018) Over 30,000 Ethiopian migrants have been displaced from Djibouti after an attack by ethnic Somalis, a ripple effect of the ethnic clashes in the Eastern part of the country. Speaking from West Hararghe, a witness told ESAT that the majority of the 30,000 Ethiopian migrants were ethnic Oromos who were targeted by the ethnic Somalis. ...

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              Ethiopia: Agony of displaced in Somali region continues, over 20,000 displaced in Jijiga

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) Volunteers and victims of attacks by Liyou Police and militia in Somali region say the humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons in the region need immediate attention. Food and medical supplies were needed immediately, according to a doctor volunteering for Red Cross and Red Crescent, who said he had information that over ...

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                Eritrean delegation in Addis for talks on implementation of peace agreement

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) An Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab is in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for further talks on implementation of a peace deal signed between the two countries after 20 years of state of war. Last month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias ...

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                  Ethiopia: IDPs in Somali region call for help

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 9, 2018) Over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Kebri Dahar who took shelter at a military camp to save their lives from last week’s attack by Liyou Police and armed youth group allied to ex-president of the region, Abdi Illey, have called for support from the federal government. Some of the displaced who spoke ...

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                    Ethiopia: Anti-terrorism head with spy agency on trial for coordinating assassination attempt on PM

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 8, 2018) One of the suspects on trial for the June 23 assassination attempt on the life of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was the anti-terrorism head with the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), the country’s spy agency. Tesfaye Urge, one of the about 30 suspects arrested after the June 23 assassination ...

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