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Gondar uprising leader charged with terrorism (ESAT News (September 28, 2016)

September 28, 2016 | Filed under: News,News Feature | Posted by: zehabesha The leader of the the movement in the Amhara region that is campaigning to restore areas forcefully annexed to Tigray by the Tigrian-led regime has been charged with terrorism. Colonel Demeke Zewdu, seen by many Ethiopians as the leader of the ongoing uprising […]

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Former Murle Cobra leader meets President Kiir over new rebellion

September 28, 2016 (JUBA) – Deputy Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs and former leader of Murle armed Cobra Faction, David Yau Yau, has met President Salva Kiir in Juba on Wednesday, a day after his deputy declared resumption of armed rebellion against the government. Members of the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) faction march […]

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Senior SPLM-IO official says opposition to negotiate foreign force deployment

September 5, 2016 (JUBA) – Mabior Garang de Mabior, chairperson of national committee for information and public relations in the opposition faction of the SPLM-IO commended the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for forcing the government under the leadership of President Salva Kiir to accept deployment of additional regional troops to the war-ravaged country.

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Ethiopian anti-government protests set to continue

Since November 2015, Ethiopia has been experiencing a wave of anti-government protests unleashed by fears by the Oromo people that the government was planning to seize their land. Hundreds of people have been killed.

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South Sudan security blocks media coverage of Machar’s escape to Congo

August 19, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s security operatives have imposed restriction on media coverage of successful escape into Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of the armed opposition leader and the first vice president, Riek Machar. Reporters Without Borders has condemned the seizure of copies of 11 newspapers in a week by Sudanese security officials […]

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Machar in DR Congo cared for by authorities: UN

August 19, 2016 (JUBA) – United Nations headquarters in New York has revealed that its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo airlifted the former First Vice President, Riek Machar, from the South Sudan-DRC border and transported him into the interior part of Congo on Wednesday. Machar speaks on a mobile phone after an […]

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How the Ethiopia protests were stifled by a coordinated internet shutdown

By Quartz August 16, 2016 Nearly 100 deaths and thousands of arrests have been reported inEthiopia over the week, as part of protests against the marginalization and persecution of the Oromos and Amharas, Ethiopia’s two largest ethnic groups. But the attacks and arrests may not have been the only forms of retribution carried out by […]

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Machar relocated to a neighbouring country: Spokesperson

August 17, 2016 (JUBA) – Riek Machar, former South Sudanese first vice president and leader of the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), has been “successfully” relocated to a neighbouring country after more than one month of battling President Salva Kiir’s forces in the capital, Juba, and around it, his spokesperson […]