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New Ethiopia Gov’t Drops Charges Against Berhanu Nega, Jawar Mohammed, ESAT and OMN

Andargachew Tsige freed, charges against Berhanu Nega, Jawar Mohammed, ESAT and OMN dropped
Attorney General of the new Ethiopian government has ordered not only the immediate release of Andargachew Tsige but also to drop all active criminal charges against Dr. Berhanu Nega, Jawar Mohammed and two foreign-based media organizations, OMN and ESAT.

BY ADDIS STANDARD

Ethiopia has finally released Andargachew Tsige, the co-founder, and secretary-general of Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 (AG7), Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. In the same day, the Attorney General confirmed that active criminal charges against Dr. Berhanu Nega, leader of AG7 were dropped. Continue reading New Ethiopia Gov’t Drops Charges Against Berhanu Nega, Jawar Mohammed, ESAT and OMN

Neamin Zeleke Resigns from ESAT

ESAT’s Managing Director Mr. Neamin Zeleke, announces his resignation effective Jan 1, 2016 to take other responsibilities.

By ESAT News,

Ato Neamin Zeleke today announced that he is resigning from his Managing Director position at the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) effective from January 1, 2016.

Burdens from other commitments and to make room for other responsibilities is the reason for his sudden departure.

ESAT Board of Directors, in the meantime, is looking for a new manager who would oversee the day-to-day activities of ESAT on a full-time basis. Continue reading Neamin Zeleke Resigns from ESAT

Minority Regime Can Never Achieve Economic Development: Herman Cohen

Ambassador Herman Cohen was the former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1989 – 1993)

By ESAT News,

Ambassador Herman Cohen, a veteran US diplomat who had worked in Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Angola said a minority regime could never achieve economic development.

“Ethiopians cannot invest if they don’t belong to the minority regime,” the ambassador said in an interview he gave to ESAT’s Assegid Habtewold, referring to the investment situation in Ethiopia where only government officials, army generals and cronies of the ruling Tigray Peoples Democratic Front (TPLF) were allowed to do business in the country. He stressed that a country could not bring economic turnaround where only a small clique has the economic upper hand in all facets of trade and investment. Continue reading Minority Regime Can Never Achieve Economic Development: Herman Cohen

ESAT to Stop Transmission via Russian Satellite

ESAT to discontinue Russian Satellite service for its transmission

By ESAT News,

The management of the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) announced that it would soon stop transmitting its news and programming via the Russian AM44 satellite, one of its two satellites, due to pressure from the Russian government. The management said, however, that ESAT will continue its transmission to Ethiopia via its second satellite, Arab Sat.

The management also assured its audiences in Ethiopia and worldwide that it has signed an agreement with another satellite company and its transmission of alternative news and programming would continue unabated.  Continue reading ESAT to Stop Transmission via Russian Satellite

Conference on the Future of Ethiopia and Eritrea Relations (Full Video)

The October 18, 2015 Washington, DC Conference on the present and future relations of Eritrea and Ethiopia

By ESAT News,

On Synday October 18, 2015, ESAT and Vision Ethiopia organised a one-day highly successful conference on the present and future relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea at Georgetown Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.

The panelists range from former United States diplomats and State Department officials to former Ethiopian government officials, senior academics, authors, social and political activists as well as professionals. Continue reading Conference on the Future of Ethiopia and Eritrea Relations (Full Video)

High Level Ethiopian Delegation Sent to Muzzle ESAT From Russia Fails

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH. Known for muzzling independent press and dissenting views inside the country, the Ethiopian regime has gone as far as asking the Russian government to deny ESAT the use of its satellite.

By ESAT News,

In a desperate attempt to silence an independent Ethiopian TV and radio broadcasting service, the Ethiopian government has reportedly sent a high level delegation to Russia. It was found that the primary mission of the delegation was to demand the Russian government to drop from its satellite the broadcasting of news and programming by the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio, known popularly as ESAT. Continue reading High Level Ethiopian Delegation Sent to Muzzle ESAT From Russia Fails

Paradigm is Shifting as Ethiopians Take a Surprising Giant Leap

PARADIGM SHIFT? The conference on the “Future relationship of Eritrean and Ethiopian people” opens the prospect of peace between the two people by respecting the independence and territorial integrity of each country.

By Yohannes Kifle,

Given the local weather condition, to the vast majority of Eritreans and Ethiopians residing in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area, Sunday, October 18th might have been a gloomy day. However, for those of us who chose to attend the panel discussion that was organized by ESAT and Vision Ethiopia to discuss future Eritrean-Ethiopian relations, gloomy is certainly not the word to express the feeling that the participants had experienced.

Some of us were skeptical about attending the forum not knowing exactly what to anticipate. Needless to say our skepticism immediately ended once the panel discussion was in motion. The main topic was future relationship of Eritrean-Ethiopian and most of us couldn’t help but surrender to the subject matter trusting it will live up to our expectations. Continue reading Paradigm is Shifting as Ethiopians Take a Surprising Giant Leap

A Reportage on the Present and Future Ethiopia – Eritrea Relation Conference

The one day conference on the present and future relations of Eritrea and Ethiopia have been a great success as participants managed to sucessfully identify and iron out for most of the issues that unite and divide the two countries.

By Vision Ethiopia and ESAT,

On Sunday October 18, 2015 a successful one-day long conference was held at Georgetown Marriott Hotel, in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference was on the present and future relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia and had conflict prevention and resolution threads.

The panelists range from former United States diplomats and State Department officials to former government officials of Ethiopia, senior academics, authors, professionals, social and political activists. The conference was organized by Vision Ethiopia, a network of Ethiopian academics and professionals residing in the United States and Japan, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT). Continue reading A Reportage on the Present and Future Ethiopia – Eritrea Relation Conference