Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: New report shows progress in expanding HIV treatment

ESAT News (December 11, 2018) A new report released in connection with the World AIDS day shows Ethiopia has shown significant progress toward achieving epidemic control. “70% of HIV-positive adults in urban Ethiopia are virally suppressed. This encouraging result is close to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) target of achieving viral suppression of 73% by 2020,” according ...

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    Ethiopia lost $36B in illicit financial flows

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 11, 2018) Ethiopia has lost about $36B in illicit financial flows in the past 27 years, according to a new study by an Ethiopian macroeconomist. Dr. Eyob Tesfaye, a macroeconomist consultant, told FM 102.1 Radio in Addis Ababa that misinvoicing was one of the schemes money made its way out of the country, which ...

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      Ethiopia: Businessman charged with illegal contracts with MeTEC

      ESAT News (December 10, 2018) A businessman was arraigned before a court in Addis Ababa today accused of signing illegal contracts worth over 36 million dollars with the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC), a military industrial complex at the center of a corruption probe in Ethiopia. Police said they have documented evidence that Aklilu Girmay, the owner of Anona Techno, ...

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        MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

        Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently ...

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          MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over  Ethiopia, Eritrea pact Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his ...

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            MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over Ethiopia, Eritrea pact

            ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his deal with neighboring Ethiopia and Eritrea. The three countries have recently agreed to work together for security ...

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              ‘Abiy Ahmed Is Not a Populist,’ says Foreign Policy mag

              ESAT News (December 7, 2018) Foreign Policy Magazine says critics’ depiction of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, as populist was wrong. “One of the most common – and at times most compelling [critiques] – is that Abiy is a populist in the mold of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, India’s Narendra Modi, and U.S. President Donald Trump. It’s a critique worth ...

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                Isaias Afwerki to visit Djibouti

                ESAT News (December 6, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will visit Djibouti ‘soon’ as relation between the two countries thaws. The report by Anadolu news agency quoted Djibouti foreign minister, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, as saying that although there is no set date for the visit, the leaders of the two countries will exchange visits ‘soon.’ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

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                  Ethiopia: Three illegal military training facilities found in Amhara region

                  ESAT News (December 6, 2018) The regional head of security said illegal military training has been given in three facilities in the Amhara region which he said were responsible for the loss of several lives and destruction of properties. Brigadier General Asamnew Tsege told the Amhara Mass Media Agency that those behind the illegal military facility have used the political ...

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                    Ethiopia: Police arrest five officials of Benishangul-Gumuz region over deadly violence

                    ESAT News (December 5, 2018) Federal police say they have arrested five officials of the Benishangul-Gumuz region in Western Ethiopia in connection with recent deadly violence in areas bordering with the Oromo region. The officials include the regional deputy head of security and the former mayor of Assosa town. Police said the arrested officials are accused of adding fuel to ...

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