Monthly Archives: July 2005

Ethiopian pilots who defected in Belarus rescued

July 30, 2005 Ethiopian Air Force Officers Association We would like to confirm that the eight air force pilots are out of Belarus after a daring and complex undertaking by a group of brave Ethiopians. As it was reported, the Meles regime was making a concerted effort to have the pilots deported, or forcefully take […]

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Ethiopia talks bring hope following post-elections crisis

(SA) 29/07/2005 11:41 – Addis Ababa – Ethiopia’s prime minister and opposition leaders met on Friday to discuss for the first time a disputed election that has dragged out for more than two months and left more than 36 people dead. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and leaders of opposition parties hoped to ease tensions and […]

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Shibire Desalegn – A young heroine pays the ultimate sacrifice

Ethiopian Review July 26, 2005 Her name is ShiBire Desalegn. She is the first person to be killed when Meles Zenawi unleashed his forces following a peaceful protest by Addis Ababa University (AAU) students on June 6. She was shot and killed by EPRDF troops as she and her friends tried to block the road […]

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CUD will pursue legal recourse – Dr Hailu Araya

Ethiopian Review July 25, 2005 The Coalition for Unity & Democracy’s spokesperson Dr Hailu Araya said yesterday that in the event the Election Board fails to properly count the people’s vote and declares EPRDF the winner, his party will go to court to pursue a legal recourse. Asked if CUD will participate in the next […]

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Belarus denied political asylum to Ethiopian pilots

Ethiopian Review July 22, 2005 The Ethiopian pilots who sought political asylum in Belarus informed Ethiopian Review today that the Belarus Ministry of Interior informed them that their political asylum requested has been denied. The Ministry of Interior officials told the pilots that the reason for denying them asylum is that there is a stable […]

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‘Feeling is not good’ after Ethiopia vote

By Rob Crilly Special for, USA TODAY ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Regulars at the Crocodile, a coffeehouse in the Ethiopian capital, pored over copies of an independent newspaper called Nestanet, which means “freedom” in the local Amharic language. “Everyone is waiting for the result of the election,” said Kebede Lema, as he sipped bitter coffee. […]

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Millions face hunger in 10 African countries

DPA, Addis Ababa – 20 July 2005 – Poor rains and high crop prices have left more than 18-million people with serious food shortages in 10 African countries, a food-security monitoring group said. Diminishing water supplies and dry pastures also are fuelling conflict among rival tribes, and child malnutrition is reportedly rising in parts the […]

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Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige fled to London

July 20, 2005 EthiopianReview.com Ato Andargachew Tsige, a member of the Kestedemena Party who had been arrested and tortured by the Meles regime last month, arrived in London today. Kestedemena is one of the four parties that make up the Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD). Ato Andargachew’s family told Tensae Radio and Ethiopian Review […]

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Ethiopian opposition leaders met with US, European ambassadors, expressed their disappointment

Ethiopian Review July 19, 2005 Representatives of the Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD), United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (UEDF), and the Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement (OFDM) held a meeting with the American, British, Finland and EU ambassadors last night in Addis Ababa. At the meeting, which was held at the British Embassy, the opposition representatives […]

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Ethiopians held protest rally at the Djibouti Embassy in Washington DC

Ethiopian Review July 18, 2005 Several Ethiopians held a demonstration at the Djibouti Embassy in Washington DC today to demand that Djibouti government respect the rights of the Ethiopian pilots who defected in Djibouti last month. The protestors asked the Djibouti government to hand over the pilots to the UNHCR. During the demonstration, a representative […]

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The TPLF/EPRDF regime is lawless – Dr Hailu Araya

Ethiopian Review July 17, 2005 In a teleconference conducted by Ethiopian Review today, the Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD) spokesperson, Dr Hailu Araya, said that the EPRDF government has become a completely lawless entity. EPRDF relies on gun, and not the law, to govern the country, Dr Hailu said. The people of Ethiopia will […]

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NGO body in Ethiopia threatened with ban for “political bias”

ADDIS ABABA, 18 July 2005 (IRIN) – An umbrella body representing more than 250 international and local charities in Ethiopia has said the government threatened on Saturday to ban it because of alleged “political bias”. The Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) said it was accused of “illegal and destructive activities” after voicing concerns over […]

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UNHCR calls for access to three Ethiopian defectors in Djibouti

GENEVA, July 15, 2007 (UNHCR) – Assistant High Commissioner Kamel Morjane has reiterated UNHCR’s call for access to three Ethiopian airmen who reportedly defected to Djibouti in early June, but there are fears that they have already been returned to Ethiopia against their will. The three Ethiopians – two pilots and an engineer – reportedly […]

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Assefa Chabo sentenced to 16 years prison term

A court in Arba Minch, Ethiopia, sentenced Ato Assefa Chabo, former head of the Pubic Organization Affairs “to 16 years prison terms starting from the day of his arrest,” a government media reported today. The court also handed down ten year imprisonment on the former Deputy Administrator of the Gamo-Gofa province, Captain Paulos Bogale and […]

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United States, European Union Urge Ethiopian Political Dialogue

Joint statement calls for reconciliation, nonviolence in election disputes The United States and the European Union expect all parties in Ethiopia “to abide by the political process through parliamentary and constitutional means to resolve” the election crisis, according to joint statement issued by the U.S. State Department July 13, 2005. “We urge the nation’s political […]

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CUD is preparing to take over Addis Ababa administration

Ethiopian Review July 12, 2005 Preparations are underway by the Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD) to take over the Addis Ababa City administration. A personnel selection committee chaired by Dr Shimelis TekleTsadik is preparing a list of individuals who will take over the mayorship as well as the hundreds of other city administrative posts. […]

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People in the Somali region of Ethiopia desire change

Ethiopian Review July 1, 2005 Shocked by the opposition parties’ landslide victory in Addis Ababa and every other constituency where international observers were present, EPRDF is fighting hard to make sure that it decisively wins the upcoming elections in the Somali Region. The elections are scheduled for next month, August 21. Elections in the Somali […]

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