Negasso Gidada

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2014
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It is now abundantly clear that the project of creating a strong multiparty opposition by uniting unitary parties and ethnic parties is anything but feasible. The inability of MEDREK to achieve unity despite numerous attempts as well as Dr. Negaso Gidada’s––who stepped down from the chairmanship of t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2014
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Despite harassment from the EPRDF ruling party, the Ethiopian opposition coalition party “Medrek” held successful meetings in Hawassa and Adama. Meanwhile, the former Medrek member, the Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party, also held several demonstrations, including in Dessie and Bahir Dar ci...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Oct 1st, 2013
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Addis Ababa (AFP) – A leading Ethiopian opposition group gathered Sunday to protest against the country’s anti-terrorism legislation, the head of the group said. “We want the government to abrogate the law and to release all political and prisoners of conscience immediately,” Negass...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 13th, 2013
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Ethiopian opposition activists said Saturday they will hold rare demonstrations in two northern towns calling for government reform in the tightly controlled country. The planned demonstrations, due to be held Sunday in the towns of Gondar and Dessie, follow protests last month in the capital Addis A...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 1st, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The silence of Ethiopia’s “beautiful minds” Professor A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the renowned Indian scientist  (“Missile Man of India”)  and Eleventh President of India (2002-2007) said, “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2012
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By Teklu Abate (Ph.D) Chairman of Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party, Dr Negasso Gidada, nicely highlighted the current political condition in Ethiopia. In a discussion forum arranged for party members, Ethiopia’s former president identified major challenges and problems that strangle contem...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 8th, 2012
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Two weekly newspapers that have been critical of Ethiopia’s ruling party have stopped publication because of government obstruction, the papers’ publishers said Monday. The publishers are appealing to the country’s newly appointed Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to intervene. A government spokesm...
By benim
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Aug 2nd, 2011
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Book publishing had its golden age in the ’60s and ’70s. So did theate 1 Month Break Up Your Girlfriend Is Still Holding You Back r. The singular genius of Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin, whose magnificent adaptations of Shakespearean plays are arguably the best of their kind anywhere in the w...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 1st, 2011
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VOA is the Voice of America. It is emphatically not the VOZ (Voice of Zenawi) or anyone else. Thus spoke VOA Acting Director Steve Redisch responding to the firestorm of controversy surrounding revelations of a blacklist of critics drawn up by the über-dictator Meles Zenawi and presented to a delegat...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 6th, 2011
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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi issued a blunt warning to opposition groups he says are trying to organize a people’s revolution. Mr. Meles on Tuesday accused the largest opposition coalition of serving as a cover for an outlawed rebel group. In a nationally televised session of parliament, Mr...