Monthly Archives: October 2005

The CUD council needs to give Hailu Shawel emergency powers

Oct 26, 2005 Ethiopian Review The Coalition for Unity & Democracy (CUD) is preparing for major peaceful actions to pressure the Meles regime to accept its demands. The Meles regime is expected to react with brute force, as it did during the June 6 peaceful protests by university students. Under the direct command of Meles […]

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Kinijit 8-point peace proposal

8-point Proposal for Peace presented by the Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (Kinijit) to Meles Zenawi’s dictatorship in Ethiopian (Oct. 2005) 1. The Restructuring of the Election Board into an Independent body; 2. Freedom of and access to All Media; 3. Independent legal system (free of EPRDF/Woyanne party control); 4. An Independent Commission to […]

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Kinijit's Eight-Point Preconditions to Join Parliament

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party October 9, 2005 Eight-Point Preconditions to Join Parliament The 60-member Kinijit Council has unanimously agreed on the following eight-point precondition the Meles regime must fulfill in order for Kinijit to enter Parliament: 1. The Election Board needs to be restructured and be able to operate independently 2. All […]

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Kinijit’s Eight-Point Preconditions to Join Parliament

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party October 9, 2005 Eight-Point Preconditions to Join Parliament and for Free and Fair Elections in Ethiopia The 60-member Kinijit Council has unanimously agreed on the following eight-point precondition the Meles regime must fulfill in order for Kinijit to enter Parliament: 1. The Election Board needs to be restructured […]

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The CUD council meeting ended today without a decision, it will continue tomorrow

Oct 8, 2005, 1:00 PM Ethiopian Review The CUD Council meeting ended today without deciding the question of whether to join parliament. The meeting will continue tomorrow. Today’s discussion focused on the advantages and disadvantages of entering parliament. The council members agree to sleep on it and return tomorrow morning. As reported earlier, if either […]

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Debate continues in the CUD council

Oct 8, 2005, 8:20 AM Ethiopian Review Debate continues in the 60-member CUD Council on the question of whether or not to enter parliament. For the past 6 hours the debate was on how to make the decision. It is now agreed that the decision should be made by a super majority (2/3 votes). Currently, […]

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Beyene Petros decides to enter parliament over the objection of UEDF

Oct 7, 2005 Ethiopian Review The UEDF executive committee decided yesterday in a 10 to 3 vote not to enter parliament, but the chairman, Dr Beyene Petros, said he will not abide by the decision and will enter parliament on his own. The executive committee also decided to discontinue negotiation with the Meles regime until […]

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CUD Council postpones meeting on parliament, approves executive committee's decision to discontinue talks with EPRDF

Oct 7, 2005, 9:00 AM Ethiopian Review The 60-member CUD Council postpones discussion on parliament until tomorrow. This was decided after the chairman, Ato Hailu Shawel, requested delay until he arrives in Ethiopia from his trip abroad. According to inside sources, the council is now evenly divided on the question of entering parliament, and Ato […]

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CUD Council postpones meeting on parliament, approves executive committee’s decision to discontinue talks with EPRDF

Oct 7, 2005, 9:00 AM Ethiopian Review The 60-member CUD Council postpones discussion on parliament until tomorrow. This was decided after the chairman, Ato Hailu Shawel, requested delay until he arrives in Ethiopia from his trip abroad. According to inside sources, the council is now evenly divided on the question of entering parliament, and Ato […]

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Meles refuses to negotiate on contested ballots, CUD gives its delegates strict instructions

Oct 6, 2005 Ethiopian Review Bereket Simon told the CUD and UEDF leaders yesterday that EPRDF is not willing to negotiate the demand by the CUD that reelection be held in the 299 contested electoral districts. The CUD leaders were upset and left the meeting without giving any statement to the press, but Bereket Simon, […]

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Let's try to avert the betrayal of our people

October 6, 2005 Ethiopian Review The 60-member CUD central council will revisit the question of entering or not entering parliament tomorrow. After repeatedly telling the public that the issue of entering parliament is not important, Dr Berhanu Nega and his allies have put the matter before the central council on Wednesday, but the majority decided […]

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Let’s try to avert the betrayal of our people

October 6, 2005 Ethiopian Review The 60-member CUD central council will revisit the question of entering or not entering parliament tomorrow. After repeatedly telling the public that the issue of entering parliament is not important, Dr Berhanu Nega and his allies have put the matter before the central council on Wednesday, but the majority decided […]

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Ethiopian opposition parties and EPRDF meeting continues today

Oct 4, 2005, 12:10 PM EST Ethiopian Review The EPRDF meeting with opposition parties went on the whole day and still continuing. No information is currently available on how the meeting is going… 12:10 PM EST It’s also reported that the 60-member CUD Central Council will meet tomorrow to decided on whether to enter parliament. […]

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No Option Left: Civil Disobedience is Right!

By the Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) – Scandinavian Chapter October 2, 2005 “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free […]

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Ethiopians in Jacksonville rally behind a peaceful democratic transformation in Ethiopia

For Immediate Release Contact: Gabe Hamda, (Phone: 904.645.6954. Email: [email protected]) Jacksonville, Fla. (October, 2, 2005) – While many of the local Jacksonville Jaguars fans were watching and agonizing over the loss of their favorite team to the Denver Broncos Football team, approximately 50 or so Ethiopians, Ethiopian-American and friends of Ethiopia were praying and rallying […]

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The general strike must go on as planned

Oct 2, 2005 Ethiopian Review Yesterday, a number of foreign ambassadors called CUD and UEDF to relay a message that the Meles regime is ready to negotiate. Armed with that message, the UEDF Chairman, Dr. Beyene Petros, rushed to announce on the Ethiopian TV that the planned three-day strike, which was scheduled to start on […]

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Respect the People's Vote Worldwide Ethiopian Pro-Democracy Rally

UPDATE Oct 2, Ottawa – Ethiopians and Ethio-Canadians hold a demonstration in front of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada. Over 200 Ethiopians braved the smouldering heat and chanted respect the vote of the people, stop killing and arresting opposition members, down with dictatorship, release unconditionally all opposition party members and respect the rule of […]

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Respect the People’s Vote Worldwide Ethiopian Pro-Democracy Rally

UPDATE Oct 2, Ottawa – Ethiopians and Ethio-Canadians hold a demonstration in front of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada. Over 200 Ethiopians braved the smouldering heat and chanted respect the vote of the people, stop killing and arresting opposition members, down with dictatorship, release unconditionally all opposition party members and respect the rule of […]

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