Tag Archives: Tigrai

Ethiopia: 14 year-old among seven killed as TPLF forces shot at Epiphany goers

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 21, 2018) At least seven people were killed on Saturday in Woldia town in northern Ethiopia as TPLF security forces shot live fire at people gathered to celebrate the annual Ethiopian Orthodox Epiphany. The youth in Woldia, known for their strong display of defiance against the TPLF, were chanting songs denouncing the regime when ...

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    Ethiopia: Attempt to recruit army fails amid growing regional tensions

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 19, 2018) Ethiopia’s Ministry of Defense is advertising in the local media urging the youth to join the regular army as tensions rose in the subregion following Sudan’s handover of a Red Sea island to Turkey and the ensuing deployment of troops by Egypt and Sudan along their border. Regional allies and foes responded ...

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      Ethiopia: Oromo, Amhara MPs boycott Parliament

      ESAT News (December 20, 2017) Oromo and Amhara MPs representing the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) and the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) have boycotted the Ethiopian Parliament saying the Prime Minister need to address the ongoing ethnic clashes and political crisis in the country. The Parliament did not hold its regular session last Thursday and yesterday as the absence ...

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        Ethiopia: TPLF demotes chairman, suspends Meles Zenawi widow

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 27, 2017) The marathon congress of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Ethiopia’s ruling clique, has removed Abay Woldu as chairman of the Front, according a statement issued by the Front. The statement said Abay Woldu is will continue as a member of the central committee. The congress of the TPLF executive and central ...

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          Ethiopia: Search for deserters in Southern Ethiopia continues

          ESAT News (November 24, 2017) As search for soldiers who are said have deserted from the army in Southern Ethiopia continued, new reports indicate that one soldier was killed in a shootout between a commander and soldiers who were dispatched to search for the deserters. Thirty-eight soldiers with the 10th division of the army in southern Ethiopia disappeared Monday along ...

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            Ethiopia: TPLF central committee in deadlock, some members walk out of marathon crisis meeting

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 16, 2017) Reports reaching ESAT say a marathon meeting by the central and executive committees of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) continues in Mekelle despite a deadlock. Increasing number of members of the central committee are also walking out of the crisis meeting, according to ESAT sources. Azeb Mesfin, the widow of Meles ...

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              Ethiopia: Road density, electricity concentrated in Tigray showing spatial inequalities in dev’t: World Bank study

              ESAT News (September 27, 2017) Overarching policy solutions are needed to address spatial inequalities in development in Ethiopia, according to a study conducted by World Bank experts. In a three-part study document on spatial distribution and its implications for inclusive development in Ethiopia over the next five years, World Bank experts backed up their findings with data on development inequalities ...

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                Ethiopia to transfer administrations of disputed territories bordering Sudan

                ESAT News (August 29, 2017) The Ethiopian regime is to transfer the administration of disputed areas to the Sudan for a period of ten years, according to sources with access to documents and maps of the disputed areas that locals claim were historically in Gondar. The new development came after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister paid a visit to the Sudan last ...

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