Tag Archives: Oromo

Ethiopia: OLF denounces ‘airstrikes’ as govt denies any such attack

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 18, 2019) The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) says government forces had carried out airstrikes in the western Oromo region as the government insisted no such attack took place. In a statement issued today in response to a briefing yesterday by the office of government spokesperson that denies any airstrikes took place in western Ethiopia, ...

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    Ethiopia: Over 800 OLF combatants captured: says regional command post

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 16, 2019) 835 combatants of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) have been captured in the troubled region of Benishangul-Gumuz and the adjacent western Ormo region, according to the communication Bureau of the Oromo regional government. The Bureau said based on information obtained from a Command Post set up to quell violence that beset the ...

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      Commander of OLF army in Southern Ethiopia accepts peace offer

      ESAT News (January 15, 2019) A rebel commander for the army wing of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in Southern Ethiopia had accepted a peace offer mediated by the Guji Abba Gedas, traditional leaders of the Oromo. The report by FBC in Addis Ababa says Elias Gambella Golo, the commander of OLF army in southern Ethiopia, had welcomed a call ...

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        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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          “The OLF cannot wage war in Wellega and still talk about peaceful struggle in Addis Ababa,” says ODP official

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 10, 2019) An official with the Oromo regional government says peace and order have been restored in the restive western part of the region as a result of coordinated effort by the federal government and local security. Speaking to ESAT, Dr. Alemu Sime, head of the office of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) ...

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            171 arrested in western Ethiopia in connection with deadly violence, displacement

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) A command post set up to monitor security in western Ethiopia says 171 individuals have been arrested in connection with deadly violence and displacement in Benishangul and west Wellega. The report by the Ethiopian television said illegal weapons and cash have also been seized. About 100 suspects were arrested in the Oromo ...

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              Ethiopia: Oromo regional govt accuses OLF of violating peace accord

              ESAT News (January 4, 2019) The Oromo regional government says the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a separatist opposition party, has failed to fully implement the peace accord signed in Asmara, Eritrea. The regional government said in statement that as a result of failure by the OLF in implementing the peace agreement, there is no peace in the region as violence ...

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                Ten killed when minibus hit grenade in western Ethiopia

                ESAT News (December 19, 2018) Ten people were killed in western Ethiopia when a public minibus hit a grenade in a place locally known as Tongo Gore. The tragic incident happened near a refugee camp in an area bordering the Oromo and Benishangul Gumuz regions where dozens of people were killed in ethnic violence. The report by the Ethiopian Television ...

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                  Ethiopia: About 600,000 people displaced, 21 killed in Moyale

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 17, 2018) About 600,000 people have been displaced in Moyale in the past eight months while at least 21 people were killed in renewed clashes over the weekend between the Somali Gare and Borena Oromo communities in Moyale, Southern Ethiopia. At least one hundred people have also been injured in the fight while residents ...

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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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