Girma Wolde-Giorgis

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 18th, 2013
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By Hindessa Abdul Former Ethiopian leaders are breaking their silence. Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam, who for the last 22 years has been living in exile in Zimbabwe, spoke about his encounters with the late South African President Nelson Mandela. From that interview we learned: Mengistu handed a $100,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 4th, 2013
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Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun) Addis Ababa — President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Mr. Girma Wolde-Giorgis reiterated Wednesday his country’s position of support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, when Mr. Laman Baali presented his cr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 10th, 2013
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By Palash R. Ghosh, ibtimes Just a day after throwing himself a lavish $600,000 party to celebrate his 89th birthday, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe told local media that he’s “lonely” as most of his contemporaries have long since passed away, leaving him to deal with younger generations of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 6th, 2012
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By Abenezer Aregawi Ato Girma wrote and distributed letter regarding the Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch election controversy existed between the 4th Ethiopian patriarch forced to exile by the current regime Patriarch Abune Mekarios (the exiled sinodos) and the Ethiopian based sinodos. The letter...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 8th, 2012
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Ethiopian legislators from both houses gathered Monday to open the new parliamentary year – its first in more than two decades without late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died August 20 – with a speech by President Girma Wolde-Giorgis, who outlined government priorities for the coming 12 months. No...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 3rd, 2011
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The Ethiopian government withdrew death sentences for over 23 senior officials from the Derg military regime that ran the East African country from . Ethiopian President, Girma Woldegiorgis, on Wednesday announced the clemency at an occasion held in the National Palace, where he said the death senten...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 2nd, 2011
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Ethiopia said on Wednesday it had commuted the death sentences of 23 of former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam’s henchmen convicted of genocide in 2008, reducing the penalties to life imprisonment after an appeal. Mengistu and dozens of others were sentenced to death for the murder of thousands ...
By benim
In East Africa
May 10th, 2011
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A scheduled visit of Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, to Ethiopia this week will mark Egypt’s return as key role player in Africa and opens a new chapter in ties with the continent, Egypt’s Ambassador in Ethiopia Tareq Ghoneim said on Monday. Ethiopia’s ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, ...
By benim
In East Africa
May 1st, 2011
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At his presidential palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian President Girma Wolde Giorgis received the Egyptian popular diplomacy delegation on Saturday. The delegation includes 48 public figures, who are representatives of political parties and revolutionary coalitions. Senior Ethiopian officials, includin...
By benim
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Mar 4th, 2011
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Ethiopia Agriculture Ministry, last month, rejected a petition to reconsider the lease of huge forestry lands to foreign companies. Whilst local environmentalists argue that the land lease would destroy large portions of forest lands and contribute to drought, officials from the Agriculture Ministry ...