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Ethiopia: Dire Dawa plans to strike despite lull in street protests

ESAT News (January 29, 2019) Organizers said there will be a strike by workers in Dire Dawa starting Wednesday to demand the release of hundreds of residents detained in the week long protest. On Friday, the national defense forces were deployed to the city to bring calm and order. One person was killed in a mob attack today and clashes ...

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    Strike at Ethiopia’s mega electric dam continues

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 29, 2018) Workers at Ethiopia’s renaissance mega electric dam continued their strike for the fifth day demanding pay increases and an end to workplace abuses. Construction at the dam, also known as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, has been going on for eight years despite initial plans to complete the project in five years. ...

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      Ethiopia: Brief strike by air traffic controllers delays international flights

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 17, 2018) International flights were grounded for few hours in what appears to be a strike by air traffic controllers at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport this morning. The deputy director for air navigation at the civil aviation authority, Shimeles Kibreab, told the national broadcaster that the brief strike was due to disagreement ...

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        Ethiopia: Oromo region defy state of emergency, killings continue

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 5, 2018) Towns in the restive Oromo region of Ethiopia has continued to defy a state of emergency declared in mid-February as a three-day “stay-at-home” strike began on Monday. The new wave of strikes in some parts the Oromo region had actually began last Friday when Parliament ratified the decree. The vote tally at ...

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          Ethiopia: Businesses, factory workers strike opposing tax hikes and low wages

          ESAT News (November 7, 2017) Businesses in Dessie, a commercial town in the Amhara region, went on strike today opposing the drastic tax hike imposed by authorities. Early this year Ethiopian authorities imposed draconian taxes on small businesses. The measure has faced backlash from the business community that faces unfair competition by ruling party conglomerates which involve all types of ...

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