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Ethiopia lifts state of emergency

ESAT News (June 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s parliament, the House of People’s Representatives today lifted the state of emergency imposed in February. On Saturday, the cabinet of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent a draft law that lifts the State of Emergency to the Parliament for approval. Ethiopia imposed a state of emergency in February, the second martial law in two years, ...

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    Ethiopia to lift state of emergency

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 2, 2018) The cabinet of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, also known as the Council of Ministers, has announced today that a state of emergency imposed in February would be lifted. The news comes in the form of a tweet by Fitsum Arega, the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister, who wrote that the Council, ...

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      Ethiopia: Several people feared dead in renewed clashes in Moyale town

      ESAT News (May 7, 2018) Several people are feared dead after the Somali Liyou police exchanged fire with the Oromo police force in Southern Ethiopia. The renewed clashes in the town has also triggered further displacement of people who crossed into Kenya. Clashes between the Garre tribe on the Somali side and the Oromo communities in Southern Ethiopia has been ...

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        Ethiopia postpones census, local elections over security concerns

        ESAT News (April 30, 2018) A joint session of the House of the Federation and its lower house postponed the country’s populations census by one year due to security concerns as the nation is still reeling from unrest in various corners. The census was supposed to take place last year but protests in most parts of the country against the ...

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          Ethiopia: “Command Post” jails judge for releasing innocent citizens

          ESAT News (April 25, 2018) The Command Post, the military body overseeing the state of emergency in Ethiopia, has jailed a judge in East Hararghe for four days for refusing to detain innocent citizens brought to his court. Judge Abnet Tadesse had let the suspects brought to his court free as he found them committing no crimes, according a report ...

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            Ethiopia: Much touted reform in doubt as PM fills cabinet with ruling party members

            By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 19, 2018) Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister filled 16 cabinet positions with members of the ruling party dampening hopes of seeing new faces and ideas in government key positions. Abiy Ahmed retained six ministers of his predecesor, Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February amid political turmoil in the East African country and the emergence of ...

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              Ethiopia: Rights league denounce killings by regime forces

              ESAT News (April 19, 2018) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa has denounced recent killings in Moyale and Guji towns in Southern Ethiopia. The League accused the Somali region Liyou police, on orders of regime generals, of perpetrating the killings in Moyale town on Tuesday where four people were killed in a grenade thrown at a bus ...

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                Ethiopia: PM says military, security and intelligence should be free from politics

                ESAT News (April 16, 2018) In one of his bold promises to Ethiopians, the newly elected Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, said on Sunday that the military, security and intelligence would be restructured in a manner that would be free from political influence. The Prime Minister was speaking at a public event in Addis Ababa where he also promised to “review ...

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                  More killings reported in ethnic clashes in Southern Ethiopia

                  ESAT News (April 16, 2018) Information reaching ESAT say ethnic clashes between the Guji and Gedeo communities in Southern Ethiopia has continued with more killings reported today.   Sources told ESAT that the crisis began when the Gurji, who are ethnic Oromos, began celebrating the appointment of the new Prime Minister, an Oromo, with celebratory gunshots and looked down on ...

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                    Ethiopia: University denies food to protesting students

                    ESAT News (April 12, 2018) The Haramaya University in Eastern Ethiopia has denied food to students who were protesting the detention of their fellow students by security forces. The report by the Addis Standard portal says the students have left campus and went to the nearby town of Haramaya where residents were providing them with food assistance. Over twenty students ...

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