Tag Archives: TPLF

Ethiopia: Spy agency expunges list of 3,000 people hitherto not allowed to leave or enter country

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 17, 2019) Of the total 7,000 people blacklisted by former spy chiefs with the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), 3,000 of them have been expunged from the list by new bosses at Ethiopia’s spy agency. Those in the list were not allowed to leave or enter the country, and would face arrest and ...

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    Ethiopia: Federal auditors expose corruption at govt irrigation project

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 11, 2019) Federal auditors revealed that consultants at a government irrigation project have cooked up extremely inflated costs resulting in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in the form of payments to a company belonging to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Presenting their report to a budgetary committee of the House ...

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      Ethiopia: Army kill eight in Metema, over twenty injured

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 9, 2019) Government forces shot and killed eight people in Metema and injured over twenty others in a confrontation with locals who blocked the progress of vehicles belonging to the party conglomerate EFFORT. Residents of Genda Wuha and Qokit yesterday blocked vehicles belonging to Sur Construction alleging that the vehicles which belong to EFFORT, ...

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        Ethiopia: Residents of Shire in Tigray blocked movement of troops

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 8, 2019) Residents of the town of Shire in Tigray blocked movement of troops deployed to the area. It is the second time for the movement of the national army to be hindered in Tigray. Last week, the army faced a similar hindrance in Zalambessa town, where residents blocked a convoy of soldiers withdrawing ...

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          Interpol to arrest and handover Ethiopian fugitives

          Interpol Secretary General, Jürgen Stock by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 18,2018) The Secretary General of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) said the organization would arrest fugitives wherever they are and handover to Ethiopia to face justice. Interpol Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, was visiting Addis Ababa over the weekend where he met and held talks with commissioner for the ...

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            Ethiopia: Documentary exposes heinous torture of prisoners by TPLF interrogators

            Kefyalew Tefera Yonas Gashaw by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 12, 2018) Yonas Gashaw trumbles as he speaks. He is now paraplegic and both legs shiver constantly. He has gone through hell. His father died in exile after he was forced out of his country due to his association with the previous regime. His mom was also jailed for six ...

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              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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