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Witness hearing starts on politicians, activists

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ESAT News (June 08, 2015)

The Lideta Branch of the Federal High Court in Addis Ababa has started hearing the prosecutor’s witnesses on the file of Zelalem Workagegnehu that includes Abraha Desta, Yeshiwas Assefa, Habtamu Ayalew, Daniel Shibeshi and 6 other defendants.

The prosecutor requested the court for a closed hearing to protect witnesses from...

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Somali People’s Party asked UN to investigate Human Rights Violations

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ESAT News (June 9, 2015)

Officials of the Somali People’s Party in Somalia told International media that hundreds of people were purportedly killed and more than 50 others were detained in Jijiga town following clashes between the Ethiopian government forces and ONLF rebel fighters.

The officials said that the Ethiopian government forces might have...

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Freedom Fighters freed prisoners in Tepi town

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ESAT News (June 8, 2015)

ESAT received reliable information that freedom fighters attacked a prison in Tepi town, Southern Ethiopia on the morning of Friday June 06, 2015 and freed at least 100 prisoners. Three police officers were reportedly killed during the operation.

The leader of the freedom fighters told ESAT two of the fighters, the founder...

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Intel agencies among top organs to spend money without explanation

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ESAT News (June 6, 2015)

Federal General Auditor presented an annual financial report   to the parliament for the previous Ethiopian Fiscal year 2007. The report revealed that 19 government organs and agencies spent over 473,000 million birr without a trace of evidence or a proper justification for expenditures. The National Intelligence and S...

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Massive attack on Hamar tribes leaves several people dead

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ESAT News (June 6, 2015)

ESAT sources from Hamar, South Omo Jinka of Southern Ethiopia, have revealed that a conflict that broke out between Hamar pastoralists and Ethiopian federal police claimed several lives.

The informant who wants to remain anonymous told ESAT that the cause of the conflict was related to administrative problems. Displacing...

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The Ethiopian Army commits genocide in Ogaden, Moyale Areas

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ESAT News (June 4, 2015)

Eyewitnesses told ESAT that Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and Ethiopian Security Forces had been battling at Ethio-Kenyan border for the last two weeks. The Ethiopian forces entered into Kenyan territory to hunt down OLF fighters and killed Boru Huka, a 55-year-old school guard, with several bullets.

The Ethiopian forces were...

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ESAT web site and New Server Migration

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Notice to all ESAT Viewers and Radio Listeners

RE: ESAT web site and New Server Migration

Effective this coming Saturday June 6 to Sunday, June 7 ESAT web site will not be functional. We are undertaking a migration from the existing server to a new server with much higher capacity. The expansion of ESAT web services has necessitated such a...

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International Media covers journalists’ dreadful conditions in Kaliti prison

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ESAT News (May 29, 2015)

The Independent, a UK based newspaper, had an extensive coverage of Ethiopian journalists, Eskinder Nega and Reeyot Alemu, dreadful living conditions in a notorious Ethiopian gulag known as Kaliti. Eskinder lives with 200 other prisoners who sleep on upswept floor, and share three toilets among them.

Seventeen other...

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Getachew Abraham set himself on fire to protest injustice

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ESAT News (May 28, 2015)

A resident of Gimbichu town set himself ablaze at the compound of government office after he soaked himself with gasoline, Bloomberg reported before the Election Day. ESAT independently interviewed Ato Achamo Boke who knew about the circumstances.

Ato Achamo Boke told ESAT that the victim set himself on fire to protest...

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PM Haile-Mariam warns opposition parties, leaders on election riot

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ESAT News May 21, 2015

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Haile-Mariam Dessalegn, sent a strong warning to opposition parties in EPRDF controlled parliament. He did not particularly name the parties.

The Prime Minister labelled the leaders of the opposition parties as, half-hearted who entered the election hoping to use riot and chaos to fulfil their dreams.

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Armed Ethiopian opposition Groups sign cooperation agreement

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

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

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Weekly News Digest

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Election as a tool to legitimize authoritarian regime in Ethiopia, Washington Post Commentary
According to a commentary posted on Washington Post, the upcoming election to be held on Sunday in Ethiopia is unlikely to play a meaningful role for the people of Ethiopia in electing their own government. According to Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor...

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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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