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Ethiopia: Security forces kill three in MIDROC Gold protests

ESAT News (May 8, 2018) As protest against a gold mine in Southern Ethiopia continues, security forces shot and killed two protesters today in Adola town. Three people have been taken to hospital for gunshot wounds, according to a source who spoke on the phone with ESAT from the town. Protests in eight towns near the MIDROC Gold mine in ...

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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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      Ethiopia: Regime deploys regular army, militia from Tigray to protesting regions

      ESAT News (December 27, 2017) Unable to cope with the unrelenting protests in all regions of the country against its tyrannical rule, the TPLF regime in Ethiopia has deployed regular army and militia from Tigray in an attempt to crush protests. ESAT’s military sources say as pressure mounts against its misrule, the regime has removed soldiers watching the country’s border ...

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        Ethiopia: Towns in Oromo region denounce Chelenko killings, mourn the death

        ESAT News (December 15, 2017) Residents of several towns today denounce the killing of 18 peaceful civilians, including five members of a family in Chelenko, Eastern Ethiopia. Members of the defense forces on Monday shot and killed 18 people, execution style, while the victims were on a farm work. Reports say the army was patrolling in the area to quell ...

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          Ethiopia: Boycott by university students continues

          ESAT News (December 5, 2017) Students of Jimma, Haromaya and Wollega Universities continue boycotting classes saying authorities did not heed to their demands. One of the demands by the students was a call for an end to the torture, killings and other human rights violations in Borena and in areas along the border between the Somali and Oromo communities. The ...

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            Ethiopia: Chinese factory, several buildings set ablaze as protest against TPLF continues

            ESAT News (November 10, 2017) Protests continued against the TPLF regime in East and West Shewa as several buildings were reduced to rubble. In Minjar Shenkora, North Shewa, protesters burnt a Chineses chipwood factory and disrupted a meeting by regime officials. Protesters in Chefe Donso, in East Shewa set ablaze courts, government offices, as well as the town’s municipality and ...

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              Ethiopia: Two Agazi soldiers killed in ambush in Ginchi

              ESAT News (October 27, 2017) Two members of the Agazi special forces of the regime were killed in an ambush carried out by unknown individuals in Ginchi 50 miles west of Addis Ababa. Two other members of the force were wounded in the grenade attack on Friday at a gas station. Agazi forces have huge presence in Ginchi where fresh ...

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                Ethiopia: At least six killed in Ambo as Agazi forces shot live fire to disperse protesters

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 26, 2017) At least six people were killed and five others wounded in Ambo as Agazi forces of the regime used live fire to disperse protesters who blocked roads in and out of the town, situated 74 miles from the capital Addis Ababa. A source also told ESAT that five others were wounded. Communications ...

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                  Ethiopia: Security forces kill three in Ambo

                  ESAT News (October 25, 2017) Regime’s security forces killed three people in Ambo in an attempt to free trucks loaded with sugar that were held up by residents. One of the victims was said to be an officer with the regional police force. Residents of Ambo and the nearby town of Guder have held up several trucks loaded with sugar ...

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                    Two killed as protests continue in Ethiopia

                    ESAT News (October 18, 2017) At least two people were killed as security forces fired shots into protesters in a village near Fiche town, 53 miles outside the capital Addis Ababa. The anti-government protesters responded with setting government vehicles on fire. Four vehicles were set ablaze in Gebregurecha. Protests continued in Melketuri, Gebreguracha, Ejerie, Chanco, Bedelle, Metu as well as ...

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