Tag Archives: Asylum

Speaker of Ethiopian Parliament Resigned

Abadula Gemeda: “I am resigning from chairmanship but will remain in parliament.”

Ethiopia’s parliament speaker Abadula Gemada confirmed tendering his resignation letter to his party and the House leadership.

BY REUTERS

The speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament submitted his resignation on Sunday, one of the highest-ranking officials to do so since the ruling EPRDF coalition came to power in 1991.

Abadula Gemeda did not disclose reasons behind his decision, but said he would disclose the factors once his move was approved by parliament. Continue reading Speaker of Ethiopian Parliament Resigned

Ethiopian General Seeks Asylum in the U.S.

It’s the second high profile defection in a month after the defection of Mr. Baye Tadesse Teferi, Head of Protocol for the Prime Minister.

Regime in trouble. Brigadier General Melaku Shiferaw (ethnic Amhara) has sought asylum in the US.

BY ESAT NEWS

An Ethiopian General has sought asylum in the U.S. after attending an international conference in Washington, DC last month.

Brigadier General Melaku Shiferaw has served with the military intelligence of the regime’s defense force and as a military attache in a number of African countries. Continue reading Ethiopian General Seeks Asylum in the U.S.

10 Eritrean Football Players Request Asylum in Botswana

Cowards. Congratulations for embarrassing your country and people once again. Absconding during a national duty using the national flag is totally unacceptable.

By The Voice of Botswana,

News coming in from Francistown is that only 14 Eritrean players will be taking their flight home from Gaborone this evening while the other ten have refused and opted to remain in the custody of Kutlwano Police in Francistown.

The visiting national team which was supposed to have jetted out from Francistown International Airport early this morning, only left by bus with 14 players and officials under heavy police escort to Gaborone, after missing their flight. Continue reading 10 Eritrean Football Players Request Asylum in Botswana

Six High Level Ethiopian Diplomat Abandon the Regime

Diplomats at key embassies across the world disown the Ethiopian regime

By ESAT News,

Six high-level diplomats who have been serving at different consular positions have reportedly defected from the Ethiopian regime.

Sources told ESAT that these diplomats didn’t returned to Ethiopia and failed to report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after completing their terms. Continue reading Six High Level Ethiopian Diplomat Abandon the Regime

More than 40 Members of the Ethiopian Air Force Fled

The now lame duck Air force was once pride to the Ethiopian people.

By TesfaNews,

More than 40 members of the troubled Ethiopian Air Force have reportedly fled the country.

Sources close to the Washington based Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) today reports that a number of staff members from the Debre Zeyit Air force headquarters along with 14 aircraft technicians and unspecified number of pilots didn’t show up for work for the past one month.

The technicians were from the transport and tactical helicopter squadron unit, SU27 fighter jets units and Antonov 12 transporter units. Continue reading More than 40 Members of the Ethiopian Air Force Fled

Ethiopia Admits Defection of Two MI-35 Helicopter Gunships to Eritrea (VIDEO)

WITH THANKS. Before the end of this year, a total of 10 Ethiopian Air Force pilots have abandoned the regime and defected to Eritrea with an identified number of fighter jets and helicopters.

By TesfaNews,

THE Ethiopian Defense Ministry today announced that two of its Air Force pilots and their two MI-35 helicopter gunships have defected to Eritrea.

In a face saving message read out today on the state television (EBC), the defense ministry alleges that it was rather a hijack by two disgruntled pilots forcing the flight technicians and co-pilots to fly to Eritrea last Friday while on training.  Continue reading Ethiopia Admits Defection of Two MI-35 Helicopter Gunships to Eritrea (VIDEO)