Tag Archives: Tigray

Ethiopia: Ministry of Defense retires 13 generals

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 4, 2018) Ethiopia’s Ministry of Defense has sent 13 generals to retirement in a letter signed by Chief of Staff, Seare Mekonnen. It was the first time for members of the top brass to retire in such large numbers. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had said in July that there would be reform measures to ...

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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: New PM tours hotbed regions of deadly protests, opposition skeptical of his approach in resolving political crisis

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2018) Fews days after taking office, Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed paid a visit last week to the country’s Somali region in the East where hundreds were killed and over a million displaced in what was being blamed on ethnic clashes between the Somali and Oromo communities. Yesterday, thousands of residents ...

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        Four killed in two separate incidents in Afar, Northern Ethiopia

        ESAT News (April 11, 2018) Four people were killed in two incidents in the Northern Ethiopian region of Afar, according to the Afar Human Rights Organization. Two members of militia from neighboring Tigray region were killed in a shootout with the Afaris, according to Gaas Ahmed, chairman of the rights group. Injuries were also reported on the Afari side. Two ...

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          Ethiopia: Regime forces killed thirteen in Moyale, twenty-five wounded

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 10, 2018) Agazi soldiers of the TPLF regime killed at least 13 people in Moyale town, in the restive Oromo region of Southern Ethiopia. At least 25 others were wounded, according to a report by the Oromia Media Network (OMN). The death toll is feared to be higher. The killings came a day after ...

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            Ethiopia: At least six killed in protest that ensues decree of state of emergency

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 3, 2018) Residents of towns in the Oromo region used rocks and burning tires to block roads and shut down transportations and businesses as soon as Ethiopia’s Parliament on Friday ratified, in a controversial tally of votes, a six-month state of emergency that gives absolute power to the military. Agazi soldiers of the regime ...

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              Ethiopia declares state of emergency

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 16, 2018) Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency effective today February 16, 2018. The report by media controlled by the regime did not say how long the decree would be staying in effect. The report by the national broadcaster says the council of ministers held an extraordinary meeting today to deliberate ...

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                Ethiopia: Prisoners from Amhara region used as laborers in salt fields in Afar

                ESAT News (February 1, 2018) Local and foreign businesses engaged in salt production in the Afar region of Ethiopia are using prisoners from Amhara region as laborers in dirt cheap payments. According ESAT sourcers, it was not clear if the company, Yara International was aware that the laborers provided to it were prisoners. The source also said the prisoners, who ...

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                  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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