Tag Archives: Somali region

Ethiopia: 104 year old grandma of activist beaten to death in prison

ESAT News (December 1, 2017) A 104 year old grandma was beaten to death on Wednesday in a prison in the Somali region of Ethiopia. The body of Anbaro Sheik Dayib was given to the family today. She was suffering from Alzheimer. Anbaro Sheik Dayib and her son Ali Abdulahi Fihiye, 83, was imprisoned by the order of the president ...

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Ethiopia: Eight killed as protest continues

ESAT News (November 29, 2017) Security forces killed six people in Eastern Hararghe where protests have continued for several days against the TPLF regime. Chelenko, Gursum, Bedeno, Babile, Aweday are some of the towns in Eastern Hararghe where residents took to the streets to protest but met with deadly forces by security forces. Agazi forces of the regime and the ...

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Ethiopian regime says genocide has been committed; holds Egypt, Eritrea responsible for unrest

ESAT News (November 13, 2017) The Ethiopian regime blames neighboring Eritrea and Egypt for the unrest in the country. The regime also said a genocide has been committed in the recent ethnic violence in the Eastern part of the country along the border between the Somali and Oromo communities. A security plan of action document presented at the national security ...

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Ethiopia: Nine killed in clashes between Afaris and Tigray security forces

ESAT News (October 11, 2017) Nine people were killed in clashes between the Afaris and security forces of the Tigray region in an area called Danti in Megalle district on the border between the two regions. Six people were killed and nine others wounded on the Tigray side while three were killed and three others injured on the Afari side, ...

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Ethiopia: House Speaker yet to explain reasons for resignation

ESAT News (October 9, 2017) News of the resignation of Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the Ethiopian Parliament over the weekend and his brief televised statement on Sunday gave no clues as to the real reasons for his resignation. Seen as a rubber stamp speaker by many, but a force to be reckoned with by his supporters, the former defense minister ...

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Ethiopia: Acute malnutrition and disease outbreaks worsens in Somali region

ESAT News (October 6, 2017) Acute malnutrition crisis and disease outbreaks is worsening in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation. The MSF crises update says three rainy seasons in a row without substantial rains have led to a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Crops have failed, cattle have died and ...

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Ethiopia: Too much emphasis on ethnicity testing country’s federalism

ESAT News (October 5, 2017) Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested as the regime gives too much emphasis on ethnicity at the expense of unity, according to an article on The Economist. The article says the way federalism was implemented in Ethiopia caused problems from the start. “New identity cards forced people to choose an ethnicity, though many Ethiopians are ...

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Ethiopia: No hope for internally displaced to return home

ESAT News (October 4, 2017) There has been no effort by the regime to return home tens of thousands of Oromos and Somalis who were displaced due to recent ethnic clashes. According to sources who closely follow developments in Eastern Ethiopia, the regime, that stands accused of instigating the violence, has done nothing to return home the over 70,000 thousand ...

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Displacement continues in Eastern Ethiopia

ESAT News (October 3, 2017) Displacement of Oromos and Somalis in Eastern Ethiopia continued despite statement by authorities that they had put an end to the crises that was sparked by land dispute between the two ethnic groups. The number of Oromos displaced from the Somali region and Somaliland has reached 70,000. But the numbers of Somalis displaced from the ...

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Group urges Congress to probe spying partnership with Ethiopian tyranny

ESAT News (October 3, 2017) A rights defender urged the U.S. Congress to ask the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense on the status of the surveillance partnership with the Ethiopian regime to ensure that the U.S. is not facilitating human rights violations in Ethiopia. “It is high time for the US administration and Congress to reckon with ...

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