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Ethiopia: ONLF, OLF and Ginbot 7 Armed Groups Removed from Terror List

“The decision will encourage the armed groups to use peaceful political discourse to achieve political ends” – Gov’t Official.

Ethiopia’s Cabinet has submitted a resolution to Parliament for ratification that will rescind the designation of OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ethiopia’s cabinet has passed a resolution to remove three armed groups from a terror list as part of sweeping reforms under a new prime minister. The groups, operating mainly from neighboring Eritrea, had opposed the government that ruled Ethiopia for close to three decades. Continue reading Ethiopia: ONLF, OLF and Ginbot 7 Armed Groups Removed from Terror List

Four Ethiopian Air Force Pilots Defects, Join G7 Opposition Movement

Bitter resentment within the Ethiopian Air Force results mass defection

By TesfaNews,

The Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) today reported the defection of four senior Ethiopian Air Force pilots to join the increasingly popular Ginbot 7 opposition movement.

The names of these senior captains who abandoned the minority led government in Ethiopia are Cap. Aklilu Mezene, Cap. Tilahun Tufa, Cap. Getu Worku and Cap. Biniam Gizaw.

The captains, who believed to have great skills and experience, had previously played a major role in the 2006 Ethiopian invasion of Somalia as well as in Darfur under the UN peace keeping mission.  Continue reading Four Ethiopian Air Force Pilots Defects, Join G7 Opposition Movement