Monthly Archives: June 2005

Four editors arrested

ALERT- ETHIOPIA June 28, 2005 Four editors arrested The Ethiopian Government arrested: 1. Befekadu Moreda, Tomar newspaper 2. Zelalem Gebre, Menilik newspaper 3. Dawit Fassil, Asqual newspaper 4. Tamrat Serbesa, Satenaw newspaper today, 28 June 2005 at 11:00 local time. The Ethiopian Free press Journalists’ Association (EFJA) has been quite worried about these recent unwelcome […]

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EPRDF cadres killed CUD election observer Aschalew Gelem in Debre Sina

Ato Aschalew’s friends told ER associate in Addis Ababa today that the EPRDF cadres kidnapped him on June 24. His body was found three days later outside the town of Debre Sina, Wollo. He was killed with a gun shot to the head. The EPRDF cadres have also burned the homes of several people in […]

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Kidnapped girl in Ethiopia saved by lions

Addis Ababa – Police say three lions rescued a 12-year-old girl kidnapped by men who wanted to force her into marriage, chasing off her abductors and guarding her until police and relatives tracked her down in a remote corner of Ethiopia. The men had held the girl for seven days, repeatedly beating her, before the […]

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Gonder University students went on hunger strike

Students at Gonder University’s main campus have been on hunger strike since Friday. The students decided to go on a hunger strike to protest the arrest of six of the student association’s leaders and members. Eyewitnesses told ER that the chairman of the student association, Ato Temesgen, and two of his deputies, Ato Berhanu and […]

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Murder and disappearance in Bahr Dar

This is a story about the murder of Ato Yihenew Hunegnaw and the disappearance of six of his friends in the City of Bahr Dar. Yihenew was a student at St. Mary College in Bahr Dar. He also attended Pedagogic College previously. He was looking forward to graduating with a degree in management and supporting […]

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Sleeping with the enemy: Sheik Al Amoudi’s betrayal of Ethiopia

By Sereke Berhan In this age of deception, intrigue and greed, politics, especially Ethiopia politics, really makes strange bedfellows. In a not so surprising but unexpected turn of events, Sheik Al Amoudi, who was held with high regard by many people in and outside the country, suddenly made a miscalculated move to openly support the […]

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CUD requests re-vote in the following woredas

The Coalition for Unity & Democracy requests re-vote in the following woredas due to gross election irregularities GOJAM 1. BITCHENA In contravention of electoral laws, six armed militia were stationed at every voting station before voting took place. These armed militia not only prevented observers from accessing the election station but also chased out observers […]

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Scholar says the state of emergency declared by Meles Zenawi violates constitution

By Mark Bowen A leading expert on the Ethiopian constitution says the prevailing political climate has seriously undermined the supremacy of the law of the land as well as the rule of law in the country. Dr Fasil Nahum, a constitutional law expert and author of Constitution for a Nation of Nation, said: “The post-election […]

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Ethiopian riot police open fire on crowds

By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi UK Telegraph Riot police opened fire on protesters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa yesterday, leaving at least 22 people dead and the city centre deserted after a third day of violence. Hundreds of people with gunshot wounds swamped the three main hospitals as wailing relatives crowded the wards looking for […]

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Why is Al Amoudi harassing his critics?

By Meron Agonafer We have heard good and bad things about Sheik Al Amoudi. Some say he has done a great deal of service for Ethiopia by investing in the country, and other say that he has contributed a great deal to corrupt the society. Which ever way you look at it, he has either […]

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Ethiopia: Genocide in the Making

The ruling party has demonstrated its desire to plunge the country into anarchy if its power is compromised (Revised after the election) The election is over and the Ethiopian people, through an impressive show of civil power demonstrated to the world their burning desire for peaceful change. Nevertheless, their message has been misconstrued and the […]

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