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Opposition rebel fighters sign bilateral cooperation agreement

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ESAT News    May 16, 2015

Opposition rebel groups fighting against the Ethiopian government signed a consensual cooperation agreement that would culminate in eventual unification.

In a press statement sent to ESAT on May 15, 2015, Tigray People’s Democratic Movement, Gambella People’s Freedom Movement, Benishangul Peoples Freedom Movement, Amhara Dem...

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Tension high in North Ethiopia ahead of National Election

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ESAT News     May 19, 2015

ESAT received reports that the majority of Ethiopians believe that there will be violence in the Northern part of the country in relation to the upcoming general election to be held on May 24, 2015. Many customers are withdrawing cash from banks to stockpile basic food and commodities that can last them longer during...

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Several households refuse to pay annual television service fee in Ethiopia

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ESAT News      May 18, 2015

A baseline study that the state owned television, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), conducted reveals that several households refused to pay annual television fee for its service. Most of the households do not want to spend their hard earned money for a television broadcast they have never watched, or do not like...

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A young detainee was murdered at Zewai Prison, Ethiopia

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ESAT News     May 18, 2015

Sisay Teshome, 25, who spent eight years at Zewai and Kaliti prisons, has purportedly been murdered by Zewai prison scourges.

A senior commissioner of Zewai prison, reportedly threatened Sisay, “You will die at my hand.”

When the victim’s mother travelled to Zewai to pay him a visit, she was told that Sisay was ill and thus...

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Peaceful struggle in Ethiopia dead, a section of AEUP leaders declared

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Just two weeks remaining for the National Elections to be held in Ethiopia, the main opposition parties claim that the political space is near complete closure. Semayawi party spokesman, Ato Yonatan Tesfaye and the leader of Ethiopian Democratic Party, Chane Kebede, told Associated Press that their members were being harassed, intimidated, and...

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Conflict in Gambella claims lives

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Eyewitnesses told ESAT that a skirmish at Mite, Godere, in Gambella claimed the lives of five citizens. Two individuals severely injured were reportedly being treated in a hospital. The conflict occurred when security forces fired at protestors who were believed to have raised questions related to land grab and bad governance.

Under the pretext of...

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South Sudan and Ethiopia to block rebel movements

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Sudan Tribune reported that South Sudan and Ethiopia held an urgent meeting to block the movement of the rebel forces in both countries. Even if Ethiopia and South Sudan made an agreement to close all the routes rebels forces use in previous meetings, they could not control the insurgents that attack Ethiopia and South Sudan. Both countries signed...

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Regime carries out brutal crackdown in Ambo, Ethiopia

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The Horn of Africa Human Rights League released a report that government security forces had recently committed gross human rights abuses in Ambo, Ethiopia. Around 50 students from the nearby secondary schools and Ambo University were held in custody in the last two weeks.

Among those severely beaten, Berhanu Diriba, a Lecturer, at Rift Valley...

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Norwegians cautioned as National Election nears in Ethiopia

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The Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa released a statement warning its citizens to take cautionary measures when traveling to or staying in Ethiopia, as there may be civil unrest and demonstrations across the country any time before, during or after the upcoming National Election. Norwegians should distance themselves from these incidences, the...

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ESAT’s Weekly News Digest

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Ethiopia and Horn of Africa Conference concluded successfully
The Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) in collaboration with Ethiopian academics and other notables hosted a successful two-day Symposium from May 9 to 10, 2015. The theme of the conference was “Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa: Prospects for a Stable, Democratic and P...

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Police officers kill five residents in Tepi, South Ethiopia

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A day after unidentified men killed seven civilians and wounded one in Yeri Kebele, Godere Woreda in Gambella,  five other residents were reportedly shot dead at 2:00 am on Thursday by police officers in Endris Kebele, Tepi town, South Ethiopia.

Sources told ESAT that a father and his son were among the victims. They were suspected of supporting...

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 PM Hailemariam sharply criticised during EPRDF’s last evaluation

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ESAT News

May 12, 2015

After getting state ministers and ministers and top officials of the ruling Front, EPRDF, evaluated in the course of the past few months, Ethiopian Premier Hailemariam Dessalegn has, on his turn, been evaluated in a process that took more than 15 hours to complete.

Most of the evaluators have sharply criticised the PM’s work a...

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Armed men kill innocent people in Gambella

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ESAT News

May 11, 2015

Due to the insecurities in the border towns of Gambella and Southern regions of Ethiopia, residents of the areas are being killed and displaced, sources in the area said.

Two days ago, unidentified people killed six civilians wounding another in Yeri Kebele, Godere Woreda of Gambella. Other sources say seven people were...

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Suppression intensified as the National Election nears in Ethiopia

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Information that has been collected by ESAT team across Ethiopia indicates that EPRDF is organizing voters to cast their votes in groups. One-to-five organizing method is intended to identify and control voters who may deviate from the rest of voters. One-to-five has been used as one of the suppression methods the ruling party has been using since...

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Self-immolation, a sign of hopelessness in EPRDF’s Ethiopia!

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In Afar region, an unnamed person who depended on selling charcoal to make a living set himself ablaze and died from injuries. In a related story, another Ethiopian drank poison, but he is being treated in hospital, Afar Human Rights organization informed ESAT. The victims lived in Gawane and Burmaltu Weredas. Ethiopians took desperate measures of...

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Human rights violations in Humera and Metema, Gonder intensified

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Last week, Humera town has been a battleground as a result of local inhabitants who defied and resisted the Government’s security forces. A report that was exclusively received by ESAT revealed that the ruling party was desperately carrying out attack on local inhabitants to silence opposition. It is remembered that Humera has been under Gondar a...

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Ms. Sherman’s lavish praise of Ethiopian government unjustified

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The Washington Post published an article entitled “The United States’ irresponsible praise of Ethiopia’s regime” last week. The Post commented: “Ms. Sherman’s lavish praise was particularly unjustified given Ethiopia’s record on press freedom. It has imprisoned 19 journalists, more than any other country in Africa. According to a new report by the...

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ESAT’s Last Week News Digest

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It was end of last week that Washington Post published an article entitled “The United States’ irresponsible praise of Ethiopia’s regime”. The Post commented: “Ms. Sherman’s lavish praise was particularly unjustified given Ethiopia’s record on press freedom. It has imprisoned 19 journalists, more than any other country in Africa. According to a new...

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Andargachew Tsige held in a life-threatening condition

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ESAT News

May 07, 2015

 Andargachew Tsige, the Secretary General of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice and Democracy now Arbegnoch (Patriotic) Ginbot 7, who was kidnapped and transferred to Ethiopia by Ethiopian and Yemeni securities in June 2014 from Sanna Airport, Yemen, is being held in an inhumane and life-threatening way.

ESAT’s sources have said t...

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ESAT to find cause for interruption

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ESAT News

May 06, ebony porn 2015

ESAT’s transmission, which resumed in a new satellite last week, has reportedly been interrupted; ESAT is trying to find out the cause of the interruption and restart transmission immediately.

ESAT’s management is doing its level best to respond to the request of its audiences by returning on air.

It is to be recalled that the...

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Front’s top cadres perplexed

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ESAT News

May 04, 2015

Top cadres of the ruling EPRDF, are panicking after the Front’s “boring and wide” propaganda against Semyawi (Blue) Party labelling as the group responsible for the violent protest that broke out two weeks ago in Addis Abeba in a rally condemning the execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya by ISIL.

Top leaders of the Front...

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