Monthly Archives: August 2005

Artists are considering cancelling performance at the scandalous Yara Award for Meles Zenawi

(Article written by Anders Sundnes Loevlie , translated by Anti Yara Award Committee). Source Dagsavisen, Norway) August 28, 2005 Mari Boine og Sissel Kyrkjeboe may decide to cancel their performances in the Oslo Concert Hall when Hydro (Yara) intends to award a prize to the prime minister of Ethiopia next week. That prime minister is […]

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The Government of Norway rejects Yara award for Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi

Aftenposten, Aug 27 2005 The government, headed by Prime Minister Bondevik, says ”no thanks” to the invitation, now that the giant fertilizer Yara (previously Hydro) celebrates itself by awarding a prize to the dictator of Ethiopia. The artists Sissel Kyrkjeboe and Mari Boine are considering the same. (Article by Gunnar Magnus, translated by – Anti […]

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Ana Gomes is responsible for the June 8 massacre – Bereket Simon

ADDIS ABABA (ENA) – The Ethiopian government says the head of the EU Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) has contributed its share to the 8 June violence due to two cardinal mistakes it committed before and after the 15 May elections. In a weekly statement it issued on Friday [26 August], the Ministry of Information says […]

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Ethiopia’s national elections failed to meet international standards for democracy in key areas, the European Union’s chief observer said

ADDIS ABABA, 8/25/2005 (IRIN) – Ethiopia’s national elections failed to meet international standards for democracy in key areas, the European Union’s (EU) chief observer said on Thursday. Ana Gomes said post-polling day irregularities, delays and questionable vote counting, as well as flawed handling of complaints and re-runs of elections in some constituencies had undermined the […]

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Ethiopia-Africa’s Great Hope.

SBS TV, Australia DATELINE Only a few months ago Ethiopia was being touted as the great hope of Africa. Not only was it one of a handful of African nations earmarked for G8 debt relief, it was being applauded for its apparent willingness to embrace democracy. That said Ethiopia’s first multi-party ballot was anything but […]

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Ethiopian Mennonite leader delves into politics

Source: Ekklesia A former Mennonite World Conference president and leader of the Meserete Kristos Church has been elected to the city council of Ethiopia’s capital. Million Belete will take office in September 2005 in the Regional Parliament, which serves Addis Ababa. Belete’s political entry is a radical departure from the thinking and practice of Mennonites […]

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CUD DC in a state of paralysis

Ethiopian Review August 18, 2005 Members and leaders of the Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD) in Ethiopia are being harassed, tortured and killed by the Meles regime while struggling to liberate our country from tyranny and poverty. Ethiopians around the world are assisting the opposition parties’ struggle at home. Unfortunately, the people who have […]

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ETHIOPIA: US Congressman meets political leaders over election stalemate

ADDIS ABABA, 15 August 2005 (IRIN) – A senior US legislator met rival Ethiopian political leaders for closed-door talks on Monday against a continuing stalemate over results of the disputed 15 May national election, officials said. Republican congressman Chris Smith held talks with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi just days after his party won a majority […]

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Three opposition parties in Ethiopia say they will boycott the forthcoming election in the Somali region

Source: BBC They say their supporters have been harassed and thousands of voter cards stolen. Election officials have denied the accusations. The vote is being held later than the rest of Ethiopia, which voted in May, due to security fears and problems reaching the Somali region’s nomads. The ruling party has already retained its majority […]

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Ethiopia: CUD candidate Desta Kasse is boycotting the re-election in Lalibela

August 15, 2005 Ethiopian Review CUD candidate Ato Desta Kasse told Ethiopian Review today that he will not compete with EPRDF candidate Bereket Simon in the reelection that was called by the Election Board. Even though Ato Desta won the election, the EPRDF Propaganda Minister Bereket Simon demanded reelection saying his opponent cheated. Without talking […]

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Bereket Simon is terrorizing the people of Wollo

CUD candidate Desta Kasse is boycotting the re-election in Lalibela August 15, 2005 Ethiopian Review CUD candidate Ato Desta Kasse told Ethiopian Review today that he will not compete with EPRDF candidate Bereket Simon in the reelection that was called by the Election Board. Even though Ato Desta won the election, the EPRDF Propaganda Minister […]

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Ethiopian court sentences former regime’s security chief to death

Source: ENA Addis Ababa, 8/10/2005 The Federal High Court on Wednesday sentenced to death Colonel Tesfaye Woldeselassie, who served as Minister of National and Public Security, and General Leggesse Belayneh, who was head of Central Investigation Department during the former military regime. The Court has also sentenced other eight convicts in the files of Colonel […]

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Meles Zenawi's ruling party said it would form a new government on Thursday

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party said it would form a new government on Thursday, despite the opposition’s refusal to accept the results of May elections it says were fraudulent. The African Union appealed to political parties in the Horn of Africa country to settle any disputes through the courts […]

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Meles Zenawi’s ruling party said it would form a new government on Thursday

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party said it would form a new government on Thursday, despite the opposition’s refusal to accept the results of May elections it says were fraudulent. The African Union appealed to political parties in the Horn of Africa country to settle any disputes through the courts […]

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The Meles regime warns opposition over vow to fight election results

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 10 (AFP) — The Ethiopian government on Wednesday warned the opposition over its threat to fight the results of disputed May elections, saying any move to “undermine” legal institutions would be punished. Information Minister Berekat Simon said the government would not tolerate any action that could destabilize the country after Tuesday’s long-delayed […]

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Ethiopia: Silencing the media abroad

Ethiopian Free Press Journalists in Exile (Amsterdam) August 9, 2005 As part of its harsh campaign against independent journalists and producers in and outside the country, the EPRDF regime has just announced suing of four Ethiopians in USA for alleged labeling. The EPRDF-controlled media said on 8 august 2005 the accused are Ato Goshu Habte, […]

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From hard choices to one choice: Here goes the NEBE again…

By the Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) – Scandinavian Chapter August 9, 2005 “The question of sharing power through negotiation will not be acceptable, as EPRDF had won the election democratically.” (EPRDF, Ethiopian News Agency, 9 August 2005) “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds…. None can stop the time” […]

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Four Ethiopians residing abroad charged in a U. S. Court for making false, defamatory statements

ENA Addis Ababa, 8/8/2005 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that a number of senior government officials, including other citizens, filed suit in a U.S. court against four Ethiopians for making false and defamatory statements. The Ministry told ENA on Monday that the plaintiffs include PM Meles Zenawi, D/ Prime Minister Addisu Legesse, Information Minister […]

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CUD needs to take immediate corrective measures

Ethiopian Review Editorial We were shocked to learn that a proposal that calls for power sharing with the EPRDF murderous regime has been released in the name of CUD and UEDF a few days ago (August 4, 2005). The proposal bears the signature of Dr Berhanu Nega of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), […]

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Ethiopia: Shocking hunger stats

DPA – 05/08/2005 Addis Ababa – For decades, Ethiopia has been plagued by cyclical drought and chronic hunger with children worst hit. Preventable diseases and malnutrition on average kill up to half a million Ethiopian children a year, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) country office. A recent survey, the results of which […]

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Statement of the Ethiopian Community Against Terrorist Actions in London

The Co-ordinating Committee of Ethiopian Communities August 4, 2005 The Ethiopian Community in the United Kingdom and in particular the community in London has been greatly shocked by the despicable terrorist mayhem that took place on July 7. Our Community has been more disturbed by the continuity of terrorist action as that attempted on July […]

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CUD representatives through out Ethiopia coming to Addis Ababa for consultation with party leaders

Ethiopian Review August 3, 2005 CUD’s regional representatives through out Ethiopia are coming to Addis Ababa for consultation with the party leadership. The meeting will take place this coming Saturday, August 6. CUD spokesman Dr Hailu Araya told Ethiopian Review today that 150 – 200 representatives are expected to participate in the meeting, which will […]

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