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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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          Report shows over 200 killed in Konso, Southern Ethiopia in last three years

          ESAT News (April 10, 2018) A report on the plight of the people of Konso in Southern Ethiopia says over 200 protesters were killed in the last three years by regime’s security amid protests by the people against economic and political marginalization. A report by local organizers documenting the killings, displacement and imprisonment, which was submitted to the Ethiopian American ...

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            Security forces slain five members of family in Southern Ethiopia

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 20, 2018) The Somali Regional Special Police Force (a.k.a. Liyou Police) have reportedly killed five members of a family in Bale Zone in Southern Ethiopia, according to a report filed by the Amharic Service of the Voice of America. Eye-witnesses told the VOA that soldiers in Liyou Police uniforms arrived at the family’s home ...

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              Kenya & region should prepare for implosion of Ethiopia, experts warn

              ESAT News (March 16, 2018) The crisis in Ethiopia is catching the headlines in Kenya media and analysts in the nightly television warn of the regional consequences if the country implodes. At least 40,000 Ethiopians fled to Kenya after the army killed a dozen people last Saturday in the border town of Moyale in what Ethiopian regime officials say was ...

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                Ethiopia admits nearly 40,000 fled to Kenya after army killed thirteen in Moyale town

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 14, 2018) The national broadcaster said 39,825 residents of Moyale have fled to neighboring Kenya since last Saturday after the army killed at least 13 people in what the regime said was a result of “bad intelligence” and a “mistake.” The regime had insisted earlier that only 2000 people have been displaced after the ...

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                  Ethiopia: Moyale killings premeditated, says justice bureau official

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 13, 2018) Saturday’s killing of 11 people in Moyale town, Southern Ethiopia, was premeditated, the spokesperson for the regional justice bureau told the Amharic Service of Radio Deutsche Welle.   Head of communications with the Justice Bureau of the Oromo regional government, Taye Denda said the killings perpetrated by Agazi forces of the regime ...

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                    Ethiopia: Regime forces killed thirteen in Moyale, twenty-five wounded

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 10, 2018) Agazi soldiers of the TPLF regime killed at least 13 people in Moyale town, in the restive Oromo region of Southern Ethiopia. At least 25 others were wounded, according to a report by the Oromia Media Network (OMN). The death toll is feared to be higher. The killings came a day after ...

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