Tag Archives: Somalia

BREAKING: Ethiopia arrests terror suspects with links to al-Shabaab

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) An Ethiopian official said the country’s intelligence and security agents have arrested suspects who were plotting to carry out terror attacks on public gatherings and other targets. The country’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that the National Intelligence and Security Services has successfully carried out ...

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    Ethiopian Air Force kill 35 al-Shabaab fighters

    ESAT News (January 30, 2019) The Ethiopian National Defence Force said its air force has killed 35 al-Shabaab fighters last week in Bur Heybe, 75 kilometers east of Baidoa, the capital of the southwest region. In a statement sent to state media, the ENDF said the helicopter attack lasted for 44 minutes and also killed two key leaders of the ...

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      130 feared drowned off coast of Djibouti – IOM

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 30, 2019) The remains of 30 bodies have so far been recovered after two boats carrying 130 African migrants capsized off the coast of Djibouti on Tuesday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the tragic accident happened off Godoria, a locality in the Obock region of northeast Djibouti. The IOM quoted witnesses as ...

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        Ethiopia says its forces killed 66 al-Shabaab fighters in retaliatory attack

        Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 20, 2019) The Ministry of Defense said Ethiopian troops had attacked al-Shabaab bases in Somalia and killed 66 militants a day after reports said the insurgent group claimed that it had killed several Ethiopian soldiers on Friday. The Ethiopian troops, who are in Somalia as part of the AMISOM mission, also destroyed 9 Land Cruisers ...

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          Somalia handovers two Ethiopian soldiers kidnapped last week

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 31, 2018) Two Ethiopian soldiers kidnapped last week by Somali army have been handed over back to Ethiopia, according to an officials with the Somali regional government in Ethiopia. Last week, an armed group from Somalia had crossed into Ethiopia and killed at least 30 people, according to a highly placed source in the ...

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            Twenty-two Ethiopians killed in cross border attack from Somalia

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 27, 2018) An armed group from Somalia has crossed into Ethiopia and killed 22 people, according to a highly placed source in the Ethiopian Somali regional government, who said about 50 people were also injured in the cross border attack. The attack took place in the Ethiopian border town of Gehandale, in Warder Zone ...

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              Eritrean president pays first visit to Somalia

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 13, 2018) One month after the United Nations lifted a nine year old sanction on Eritrea over an alleged support to Al-Shabba, its president, Isaias Afwerki paid the first visit to Somalia amid a high speed thawing of relations among countries in the region. The countries in the Horn of Africa have seen fast ...

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                MP filed motion to impeach Somali President over  Ethiopia, Eritrea pact Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo PHOTO/REUTERS ESAT News (December 10, 2018) An MP in Somalia has filed a motion with the speaker of the country’s parliament to impeach the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a.k.a. Farmajo. The Reuters report said the motion filed to impeach the president was over his ...

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                  UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, which called it ‘belated’

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 14, 2018) The United Nations Security Council has today lifted a nine year old sanction on Eritrea in a unanimous vote. The arms embargo and other targeted sanction on Eritrea was imposed in 2009, accusing the East African country of aiding a Somali jihadist group, al-Shabaab. The sanction involves an arms embargo, travel ...

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                    Eritrean and Somali Presidents visit Ethiopia

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is in Ethiopia for the third time in four months since the thawing of relations in July. Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia’s northern region of Amhara, joined by President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. The two leaders were welcomed in the historic city of Gondar by Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

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