Tag Archives: TPLF

Ethiopia: Three illegal military training facilities found in Amhara region

ESAT News (December 6, 2018) The regional head of security said illegal military training has been given in three facilities in the Amhara region which he said were responsible for the loss of several lives and destruction of properties. Brigadier General Asamnew Tsege told the Amhara Mass Media Agency that those behind the illegal military facility have used the political ...

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    Ethiopia: Re-elected as chairman of ruling party, Abiy Ahmed garners vote of confidence to continue reforms

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), re-elected the incumbent Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed as its chairman until the next Congress. The decision by the Congress of the four party coalition will, by default, allow Ahmed to continue in his position as the Prime Minister. The re-election of ...

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      Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed pushes for federalism, EPRDF congress will not deliberate on ideology

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (October 3, 2018) As a historic congress of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) kicks of today in the Southern city of Hawassa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is also the coalition’s chairman said federalism was the way to go for Ethiopia considering historical and current realities in the country. Dr. ...

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        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: Prominent exiled activist returns home to rapturous welcome

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 3, 2018) Tamagne Beyene, Ethiopia’s leading rights activist, returned home after two decades in exile in the United States. Mr. Beyene has been a vocal critic of the ethnic oriented and divisive rule by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), an ethnic oligarchy that controlled political power with an iron fist for over a ...

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            Ethiopia: Jail Ogaden prisoners transferred to other jails following torture and murder report by watchdog

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 6, 2018) Prisoners at the Jail Ogaden in the Somali region of Ethiopia have been transferred to several other prisons in the region after a report by the Human Rights Watch exposed torture and human rights abuse at the notorious detention center. Abdulahi Hussien, a former advisor to Abdi Illey, the regional president, told ...

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              Ethiopia: Parliament removes “terrorist” labels on opposition groups

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 5, 2018) Ethiopia’s parliament has revoked terrorist labels on three opposition groups, namely Patriotic Ginbot 7, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF).   The three groups and two others, al Shabaab and al Qaeda, were labeled terrorists by a rubber stamp Parliament, the House of People’s Representatives, seven ...

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                Ethiopia/Sudan: Troops exchange fire after Sudanese soldiers kill Ethiopian farmers

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 3, 2018) Ethiopian and Sudanese troops have engaged in a brief battle after soldiers for the latter killed and injured several Ethiopian farmers. As information trickles slowly from the area, ESAT has learnt that the latest wave of attack by the Sudanese began three weeks ago when its army killed several Ethiopian farmers on ...

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                  “Political democracy in Ethiopia crucial for peace in the region,” says Eritrean diplomat

                  “Ethiopia is the heart of this area [East Africa]. If the heart falls ill, the entire region falls ill too.” by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 21, 2018) An Eritrean diplomat says a rule by an exclusive and ethnic group in Ethiopia has been proven to be a threat to peace and prosperity in the region and only an all ...

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                    Ethiopia: Group says would give up arms if PM implements promises

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 20, 2018) An armed opposition group said it would give up arms if Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed fulfill promises of change, scrap laws that restrict political opponents and do away with obstacles to a democratic transition. In response to a speech by the Premier on Monday that called on opposition groups abroad to give ...

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