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Ethiopia: Tigray special police killed five in Alamata

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 22, 2018) Tigray region special police have killed five residents of Alamata, a town sitting 470 miles north of the capital Addis Ababa on the route to the regional capital Mekele. The people of Raya have been voicing their demand on the status of their administration which is under the Tigray region. They say ...

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    Ethiopia: Security forces kill five in Gambella

    ESAT News (September 24, 2018) Security forces killed five people in Gambella, western Ethiopia in a protest demonstration by residents demanding the removal of the regional president, Gatluak Tut. Residents say the political reform reform measures at the federal level has not trickled down to their region, and hence demand changes in the local government. Federal police and defense forces ...

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      Ethiopia: At least 25 killed in Burayu in ‘ethnic attacks,’ police killed 5 in Addis Ababa

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 17, 2018) Federal police said at least 25 people were killed Saturday and Sunday in Burayu, 12 miles northwest of the capital Addis Ababa in an attack targeting ethnic groups, while police killed five people in the capital Addis Ababa in a demonstration called to denounce the weekend killings. Asked to confirm reports by ...

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        Ethiopia: Five killed in Tepi in ethnic violence

        ESAT News (August 29, 2018) Five people were killed in a renewed ethnic attack in Tepi town, 360 miles southwest of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. A resident who spoke to ESAT on the phone from the town said three people were killed last week and another two were killed yesterday in what he said was an attack by the Shekacho ...

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          Death toll in attack in Eastern Ethiopia reaches 41

          ESAT News (August 14, 2018) The number of people killed in East Hararghe, Eastern Ethiopia has reached 41 while 20 others were wounded in an attack by a notorious police force, the Liyou Police, according to local officials. The attack carried out on Sunday has also displaced several residents of Mayu Muluke district in East Hararghe, where communal clashes in ...

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            Ethiopia: Rights council says scores killed and thousands displaced in recent violence

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 29, 2018) The Human Rights Council said that scores of peaceful citizens were killed and tens of thousands displaced in recent violence in various parts of the country. The Council said Ethiopia has become one of the top countries in the world where there are high numbers of internally displaced people, (IDPs) mainly due ...

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              Security forces kill eleven protesters in Somali region of Ethiopia

              ESAT News (May 16, 2018) Somali region Liyou police and militia in Eastern Ethiopia have shot and killed eleven people yesterday as protest against the regional president and his administration intensified. The killings took place in the towns of Bussa and Lagahida in Fiik zone. Nine of the victims are women. Three members of one family were also among the ...

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                Ethiopia: MIDROC Gold mining suspended following deadly protests

                By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Authorities suspended the license for MIDROC Gold, a company locals accused of posing health hazards to residents near its site in Southern Ethiopia. A two week protests against the ten year extension of a mining contract to the company resulted in the death of at least four people in the last two ...

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                  Seven Ethiopians, one Somali shot and killed in South Africa

                  By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 4, 2018) Seven Ethiopians and one Somali vendors have been shot and killed in Palm Ridge, 60 kms outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Tamiru Abebe, chair of the Ethiopian community in South Africa told ESAT that the killings were perpetrated in the last 48 hours. Two Ethiopians and one Somali were killed Wednesday night while ...

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                    Ethiopia: Rights league denounce killings by regime forces

                    ESAT News (April 19, 2018) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa has denounced recent killings in Moyale and Guji towns in Southern Ethiopia. The League accused the Somali region Liyou police, on orders of regime generals, of perpetrating the killings in Moyale town on Tuesday where four people were killed in a grenade thrown at a bus ...

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