ESAT News Published Residents of the town of Debremarkos in Gijam went on strike on Tuesday after a meeting between their representatives and local authorities went sour. The residents demanded at the meeting for the release of their compatriots detained on Saturday’s protests, to which the officials responded in the negative. The representatives, having been […]
ESAT News (August 6, 2016) Tens of thousands of residents of Bahir Dar flooded the streets of this major town in North Ethiopia in the early hours on Sunday and denounced the tyrannical rule of the TPLF. Social media posts show protesters chanting slogans condemning years of oppression by the minority rule of the TPLF. […]
Farmers in Gondar take over a military camp in Azezo and a depot in Koladiba, two killed in Aimba in a gun battle with regime soldiers : ESAT
ESAT August 6, 2016 A resident of the town told ESAT on the phone that farmers in Azezo who engaged regime soldiers in a gun battle all day on Saturday took over the military camp. ESAT could not independently verify the claim and it is not clear which side controls the town of Azezo. Heavy […]
Sunday's protest in Ethiopia involving tens of thousands of people in Gondar, the capital of the Amhara region, is a rare example of an anti-government demonstration in the country.
BBC Published on August 1,2016 It was organised on social media but no group has taken responsibility for it. The protest comes two weeks after another demonstration in the city in which 15 people died, including members of the security forces and civilians. What’s behind the protests? At the root of the recent demonstrations is […]