Unity for Democracy and Justice

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2014
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Girma Seifu, an Ethiopian parliamentarian, provides another and new first for Ethiopia among other historical important firsts like teff and coffee among others. But this time our land of miracles has sprouted an endemic seedling in the field of politics. This article is a meditation on the story of ...
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
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Feb 17th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I must confess that I take a bit of perverse pleasure in getting full vindication for my long held view that the regime in Ethiopia runs a kangaroo court system. For years, I have been saying that there is no rule of law in Ethiopia and that the courts are kangaroo […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Oct 6th, 2013
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Reporters Without Borders A major street protest took place in Addis Ababa on 29 September in response to a call from Unity for Democracy and Justice, an opposition political party headed by the previous president, Dr. Negasso Gidada. The demonstrators protested against the arbitrary detention of jou...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 8th, 2013
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The Ethiopian government must end its use of repressive tactics against demonstrators, following initial reports of widespread arrests of Muslim protestors during this morning’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations, said Amnesty International today. “We are extremely concerned at reports coming out of Ethiopia t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 30th, 2013
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Voice of America (Washington, DC) By Marthe van der Wolf, Addis Ababa — It has been almost one year since Hailemariam Desalegn came to power in Ethiopia, following the death of his predecessor Meles Zenawi. Despite recent demonstrations and a cabinet shuffle, little seems to have changed in the East ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopia – European Union’s parliament delegation is approaching Ethiopia’s government to discharge imprisoned journalists and political activists. The head of the EU delegation Barbara Lochbihler said Wednesday that Ethiopia is imprisoning journalis...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopian police kept 40 resistance supporters disseminating flyers calling for the cancelation of anti-terrorism law they say has been utilized to smother dispute, the Unity for Democracy and Justice party said. The captures in four regions of the capital, Addis Abab...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 14th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopian activists on Sunday July 14 requested the release of writers and political detainees imprisoned under anti-terror legislation in demonstrations in two major towns. In extraordinary open overflows of annoyance, individuals walked calmly in the towns of Gondar...
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...