Tag Archives: Ethiopians

Ethiopians in DC metropolitan area rally to support PM, reforms back home

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 26, 2018) Ethiopians in the Washington metropolitan area have come out in huge numbers to express solidarity with their Prime Minister back home, who is garnering big support from the people both at home and abroad for his populist ideas and his resolve to introduce political and economic reforms. The Ethiopians, who gathered today ...

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    Ethiopia: Strikes, protests continue despite imposition of martial law

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 20, 2018) Residents of towns in Northern Ethiopia and towns in the southwest of the country have continued their strikes and protests despite a martial law imposed last week that prohibits public demonstrations and expression of dissent in any form. Strikes and protests have continued for a week in Wolkite town, 93 miles southwest ...

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      ESAT Tikuret: Special Program with Tamagn Beyene (Part 1 of 2) January 29, 2018

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        TPLF security forces kill 9 residents in Kobo town, Northern Ethiopia

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 25, 2018) Soldiers for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that operate under the guise of the national army of Ethiopia shot and killed at least nine people in Kobo town, Northern Ethiopia. (TPLF soldiers entering Kobo town January 25, 2018) Residents of Kobo, a town sitting on one of the major routes to ...

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          Malawi arrests 66 Ethiopians exiles

          ESAT News (December 7, 2017) Malawi’s Department of Immigration said it has apprehended 66 Ethiopians for entering the country illegally, according to a report by the Nyasa Times. But most Ethiopians flee their country because of widespread political persecution. The report said the Ethiopian immigrants were nabbed on Tuesday after a tip by some residents who spotted suspicious people in ...

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            EU to expel Ethiopians: leaked document says

            ESAT News (December 7, 2017) A leaked document obtained by the Addis Standard says the European Union and the Ethiopian regime are close to signing an agreement to return Ethiopians in Europe who have not been granted refugee status. The document says the Ethiopians will be returned voluntarily or otherwise. Meanwhile, the African Union says it now plans to repatriate ...

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              Thousands of Ethiopians deported from Saudi Arabia

              ESAT News (November 29, 2017) At least 1,300 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants began last week. In March, Saudi declared a 90-day amnesty for undocumented immigrants to leave the Kingdom and return legally. That amnesty was extended twice before authorities began deporting undocumented workers last week. Over 70,000 Ethiopian nationals have ...

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                Herman Cohen says U.S., Ethiopia should lead efforts to lift UN embargo on Eritrea

                ESAT News (November, 14, 2017) The United States and Ethiopia should jointly sponsor a Security Council resolution to lift arms embargo imposed on Eritrea in 2009, according to a former U.S Ambassador for Africa and a former Assistant Secretary of State. “In view of UN report clearing #Eritrea of all charges related to al-Shebab, US and #Ethiopia should jointly sponsor ...

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                  Ethiopia: Redemption of country should be priority, say exiled labor union leaders

                  ESAT News (November 2, 2017) Ethiopian former labor confederation leaders in exile said the focus now should be the redemption of the country from TPLF’s divisive and destructive policies, but not revising labor laws. The former labor leaders in exile issued a statement in connection with labor laws promulgated by the regime that violates the rights to association and other ...

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                    Ethiopia: Cassation bench overrules bail granted to Bekele Gerba

                    ESAT News (November 1, 2017) A cassation bench with the Ethiopian Supreme court has reportedly overruled an earlier decision by the court to grant bail to Bekele Gerba, a leading opposition figure incarcerated for over a year and half on charges of terrorism. The court over the weekend granted bail to Gerba as per the defense request that his charges ...

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