Tag Archives: Gondar

Ethiopia: Deputy chief of staff defends his soldiers for killings in west Gondar, says army in control in Oromo region

  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 11, 2019) Deputy chief of staff of the army defended soldiers who killed six people in west Gondar saying they were ambushed by gunmen who opened fire injuring two soldiers. General Berhanu Jula met the press today in Addis Ababa for a briefing on security situations in the country. The Deputy chief of ...

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    Ethiopia: Army kill eight in Metema, over twenty injured

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 9, 2019) Government forces shot and killed eight people in Metema and injured over twenty others in a confrontation with locals who blocked the progress of vehicles belonging to the party conglomerate EFFORT. Residents of Genda Wuha and Qokit yesterday blocked vehicles belonging to Sur Construction alleging that the vehicles which belong to EFFORT, ...

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      Ethiopia: Premier grilled over land annexed to Tigray, says will speak with Omar al-Bashir over disputed territories

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 20, 2018) Facing stern criticism in Gondar over land Ethiopia agreed to hand over to Sudan, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said he would raise the issue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he meets him in Bahir Dar tomorrow. Residents of Gondar grilled the Premier over land the government has agreed to hand ...

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        Ethiopia: Amhara region continues strike, Gurage zone takes respite to strategize

        ESAT News (February 21, 2018) The three day strike called in the Amhara region went as planned with businesses and transportations shutdown on Wednesday, the third day of the strike called as a show of persistent rejection of the TPLF rule and the recently declared state of emergency. The strike was more prevalent in the city of Gondar while most ...

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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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            Ethiopia: Grenade attack on hotel in Gondar injures two

            ESAT News (January 24, 2018) Unidentified men have thrown a bomb into the Addis Zemen Hotel in Metema town, North Gondar injuring two individuals working for the regime’s intelligence and security. Three officials with the regional intelligence and security were holding a meeting when the grenade was thrown at about 8 pm Tuesday, according to ESAT sources. Sources said the ...

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              Ethiopia: Security forces shot and injure several people in Debre Tabor

              ESAT News (September 25, 2017) Several residents of Debre Tabor in Gondar who protested the detention of a church leader were shot and injured as security forces opened fire at an impromptu protest rally. Information reaching ESAT say several people including priests were also detained. The priest, Aba Berhan, was arrested twice for protesting the installation of a telecommunication tower ...

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                Ethiopia: TPLF annex areas in Amhara region to Tigray

                ESAT News (September 8, 2017) A former land administrator in the Amhara region says the recent pact signed between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) has illegally transferred several villages to the Tigray region. The land administration expert who wish to remain anonymous told ESAT that two areas – Gichew and Gobe – ...

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                  Ethiopia to transfer administrations of disputed territories bordering Sudan

                  ESAT News (August 29, 2017) The Ethiopian regime is to transfer the administration of disputed areas to the Sudan for a period of ten years, according to sources with access to documents and maps of the disputed areas that locals claim were historically in Gondar. The new development came after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister paid a visit to the Sudan last ...

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                    Ethiopia: one killed, 18 injured in a grenade attack in Gondar

                      ESAT News (January 11, 2017) Police said one person was killed and 18 others wounded after a grenade was thrown on Tuesday into the Entasol Hotel in Gondar town. Eyewitnesses say the deceased was a student at the University of Gondar. Police put the number of injured at 18 but witnesses told ESAT the victims were 2 wait staff ...

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