Tag Archives: TPLF

Displacement continues in Eastern Ethiopia as killings lull

ESAT News (September 15, 2017) Thousands of people are being displaced from the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia, a region that has seen deadly violence this week. Locals blame the TPLF regime for igniting the killings in arming both the Somali Liyou Police and Oromo militias. There has been a lull in the killings today but ESAT sources say thousands ...

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Killings, displacement continue in Eastern Ethiopia as violence intensifies

ESAT News (September 14, 2017) Officials of the Oromo and Somali regional administrations traded accusations and counter accusations amid the death of scores of people on both sides in a new wave of violence. The Somali administration said in a statement that in Aweday town alone, a commercial hub in Eastern Ethiopia, over 50 Somalis were killed in the last ...

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NSA built secret surveillance network for Ethiopian regime: investigative report exposes

ESAT News (September 14, 2017) The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has built “clandestine eavesdropping outposts designed to listen in on the communications of Ethiopians and their neighbors across the Horn of Africa in the name of counterterrorism,” according to an investigative report by The Intercept, a news organization that covers national security, international affairs, technology and criminal justice among ...

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Ethiopia: TPLF annex areas in Amhara region to Tigray

ESAT News (September 8, 2017) A former land administrator in the Amhara region says the recent pact signed between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) has illegally transferred several villages to the Tigray region. The land administration expert who wish to remain anonymous told ESAT that two areas – Gichew and Gobe – ...

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ONLF says member handed over to Ethiopia not terrorist

ESAT News (September 7, 2017) The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said an executive member of the Front, Abdikarin Sheikh Muse, who was handed over to Ethiopia last week was not a terrorist as described by the cabinet of the Somali government. Hassan Abdulahi, a senior member and spokesperson of the ONLF, was responding to statementents by the Somali government ...

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Insight: Dr. Bill Marczak speaks on TPLF’s cyber security threats in Ethiopia

Cyber security expert Dr. Bill Marczak, Senior Research Fellow at Citizen Lab, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley reveals the length he TPLF regime goes to spy on ordinary citizens in Ethiopia. The cyber security expert, known for defending dissidents from repressive regimes says people need to be aware of existing threats online.  

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Four students injured in grenade explosion in Eastern Ethiopia

ESAT News (September 6, 2017) Four children were reportedly injured today when a grenade was thrown into a school in Meiso, Harar in eastern Ethiopia. Reports also say six people were injured in the ensuing shootout in the town. The injured students were at the school for registration when the grenade was thrown. Residents of the town blamed the Somali ...

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Ethiopians irate over cancellation of pop star’s album release party

ESAT News (September 4, 2017) Ethiopians took to the social media to express their anger over the cancellation Sunday of Teddy Afro’s album release party by authorities who have also banned his new year concert. Lyrics by Ethiopia’s king of reggae preaching unity and peaceful coexistence do not bode well for the ominous agenda of the ethnocentric regime that divide ...

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ESAT Special Program Ethiopiawinnet Symposium 2017 part 1

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Ethiopia fails to pay creditors

ESAT News (September 1, 2017) A 1.8 billion dollars is due this year to creditors but an empty coffer is worrying authorities in Addis Ababa who took 40 billion dollars in loans from various creditors. According to ESAT sources, it would be impossible to pay the amount due this year when the the country was able to generate only 2.9 ...

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