Ethiopian police detained five individuals, including two known opposition personalities, on Wednesday, Sep.14, according to a statement sent to the state-owned Ethiopian Television and Radio Agency(ERTA). ERTA reported: The Federal Police and the National Intelligence and Security Service Anti-terror Joint Taskforce has arrested five persons whom it says are suspected of executing terrorist acts. According … Read more
A leaked Cable of US Embassy Addis Ababa, dated September 30, 2009 and classified as ‘Confidential’, reveals opposition party leaders want food aid to be halted. The Cable presents a September 22 luncheon hosted by the US Embassy ‘to discuss the domestic political environment, current talks regarding an electoral Code of Conduct, and 2010 elections’ … Read more
Former US Ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn claimed the revolts in Northern African and Middle East, dubbed ‘Arab Spring’, are unlikely to spread into the Horn of Africa. David Shinn made the remark in his article titled, ‘Revolutionary winds from North to South of the Sahara: Wishful thinking?‘, published on EastAfricanForum.net last Monday – … Read more
It was widely reported that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi accused the opposition party, UDJ (Unity for Democracy and Justice, aka Andinet), of trying to incite a violence. That was during a parliamentary session on April 5 when he appeared to present six-months performance report. He said, ‘I would like to pass a message to Medrek, … Read more
ኢዴፓ ቅዳሜ ባወጣው መግለጫ 5ኛ ድርጅታዊ ጠቅላላ ጉባኤውን መጋቢት 11 ቀን 2003 ዓ.ም እንደሚያሂድ የገለፀ ሲሆን ጉባዔው የስራ ጊዜውን የጨረሰውን አመራር በማሰናበትም ለሚቀጥሉት ሁለት አመታት ፓርቲውን የሚመራውን የአመራር አካል እንደሚመርጥ፤ የፓርቲውን መተዳደሪያ ደንብና የፖለቲካ ፕሮግራም ላይ ሊያሻሻሉ የሚገባቸው ጉዳዮች ከተገኙ እንደሚያሻሻል እና ከዚህም በተጨማሪ ጉባኤው የፓርቲውንና የአገሪቱን ወቅታዊ ሁኔታ በጥልቀት በመገምገም በተለያዩ ወቅታዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ … Read more
The President of Ethiopian Democratic Party, Lidetu Ayalew, disclosed the perpetuators of the attempt to disrupt his meeting in London. It is to be recalled that a group of Ethiopians attempted to disrupt an assembly of members of EDP and its supporters in London last month. The assembly had Lidetu Ayalew, who was on a … Read more
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EU Observers released their final report on Ethiopian election on Monday. Given the moderateness of the report, it is puzzling why the Ethiopian government refused to host the press conference to release the report, which was held in Brussels rather than in Addis Ababa.