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Protest, detention continues in Northern Ethiopia

ESAT News (October 25, 2018) Protests continued for the fifth day in the towns of Alamata, Qobo and Mohny, towns predominantly Amhara but under the administration of the Tigray region. The residents in these northern towns have been protesting the forceful takeover and redrawing of their boundary by the Tigray region. On Sunday, security forces of the Tigray region shot ...

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Over 200 detained amid continued deadly protest in Northern Ethiopia

ESAT News (October 24, 2018) Security forces of the Tigray region detained over 200 people in Raya Waja and Raya Qobo. The whereabouts of most of the detainees is not known, according to residents who spoke to ESAT. Ninety of the detainees have reportedly been held at the Maichew prison. On Sunday, Tigray region special police killed five residents of ...

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Ethiopia: Security forces shot dead pregnant woman, fifth death since new PM took office

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) Ethiopian security forces reportedly shot and killed a pregnant woman and wounded another young man in Eastern Ethiopia last night bringing the death toll to five since a new PM was appointed last Monday. According to a Facebook post activist Jawar Mohammed, the woman named Ayantu Mohammed Shanko was walking home when ...

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