Tag Archives: Somali region

Ethiopia: Elders from Somali region denied access to PM

ESAT News (May 22, 2018) About 150 elders from the Somali region who came to the capital Addis Ababa have reportedly been unable to address their grievances to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as army generals allied with president of the Somali region used their influence to deny them access to the PM. The elders came to the capital a month ...

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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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      Security forces hang and kill woman as protest intensified in Somali region of Ethiopia

      ESAT News (May 11, 2018) Towns in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia continued protest against the regional administration led by Abdi Illey, as his forces, the Liyou Police hung and killed a woman in Kebri Dahar. Taysir Mohammed was an activist and a representative of Women in Kabri Dahar. His uncle is one of the hundred elders who were ...

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        Dozens detained in Somali region of Ethiopia

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 9, 2018) Over 150 people have reportedly been detained in the Somali region of Ethiopia as protest against the regional administration intensified all across the region. The detainees include two Sultans, who are revered in the community. Residents of the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia have been protesting the administration of regional president Abdi ...

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          Three killed in Ethiopia’s Somali region amid growing protests

          ESAT News (May 8, 2018) Security forces have shot and killed three people in Togwochalle town in Eastern Ethiopia while two others were injured in Shinille Zone in clashes with the local police. Protests in the Somali region began two weeks ago when the regional president Abdi Illey dissolved his cabinet and appointed his relatives an clan members in all ...

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            Ethiopia: Security forces attack and injure human rights head in Somali region

            ESAT News (May 4, 2018) Security forces have reportedly attacked and seriously injured a human rights head in the Somali region of Ethiopia as protest against the regional president intensified. Jamal Mohammed Warfa was viciously attacked and injured yesterday allegedly by security forces allied to the regional president Abdi Illey. Jamal Mohammed Warfa is known for exposing alleged abuse of ...

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              Town of Jijiga, Dire Dawa join protests in Eastern Ethiopia

              ESAT News (April 27, 2018) Businesses were closed and transportations disrupted in the Eastern commercial town of Jijiga as residents joined protest against the administration of the regional president Abdi Illey. Protest demonstrations against the regional president drew momentum on Tuesday when Abdi Illey fired his deputy, Abdihakim Igal, sparking street protests in Shilnille, his constituent and the base of ...

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                Ethiopia: Protest continues in Shinille, Somali region

                ESAT News ( April 24, 2018) A crisis smouldering in Ethiopia’s Eastern Somali region might have gotten more fuel from the formation of a new cabinet by the regional president, Abdi Illey. His security forces have reportedly detained over a hundred people in the last few days. Abdi fired his deputy, Abdihakim Igal, sparking street protests in Shilille, his constituent ...

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                  Ethiopia: MP says 10,000 killed as Parliamentary report holds security forces responsible for killings

                  ESAT News (January 8, 2018) A member of the Ethiopian parliament says over 10,000 people were killed in and around the border regions of Oromo and Somali in a violence which a parliamentary report said was perpetrated by the Somali Region Special Police, local police and militia. Tesfaye Robela was challenging a parliamentary committee that was set up to look ...

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                    Ethiopia: Regime to remove police force, militia on Somali-Oromo borders

                    ESAT News (December 22, 2017) Local police force and militia in areas bordering the Somali and Oromo regions in Eastern Ethiopia have been ordered to stay away from the region. According to information obtained by ESAT, TPLF generals have given orders to the police and militia on both sides of the Somali and Oromo border regions to leave immediately or ...

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