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Ethiopian Opposition Parties Threaten Election Boycott

Ethiopian opposition threaten to boycott upcoming general election if their concern on Civil servants ban and hike in party registration ignored.
A ban on government employees and hike in the number of signatures required to form a political party worries Ethiopian opposition. They are now threatening to boycott the upcoming election

BY MAGGIE FICK | REUTERS

A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Tuesday threatened to boycott a national vote next year without changes to an electoral law they view as biased towards the ruling party. Continue reading Ethiopian Opposition Parties Threaten Election Boycott

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

UN Human Rights Chief Met Ethiopia Opposition Leaders, Journalists

Al Hussein: The calls by civil society, students, religious leaders and political opponents are clear: lift the state of emergency, release those detained for speaking out, reform bad laws and hold an inclusive political dialogue.

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

Members of the opposition and journalists who were recently released from prison had held talks with UN human rights chief and gave firsthand account of the human rights violations in the country.

Ethiopian authorities allow UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to take a closer look at the human rights situations in the country after blocking access to him and his staff for two years. Continue reading UN Human Rights Chief Met Ethiopia Opposition Leaders, Journalists

Ethiopia: Opposition Leader Defends His Group’s Position, Says Would Give Chance for New PM

BY ENGIDU WOLDIE | ESAT NEWS

A leader of an armed opposition movement against the Ethiopian regime says his group would give the time and chance for the newly appointed Prime Minister Abiy to bring about the changes he promised at his inaugural address and hold dialogue among all stakeholders to transform the country for the better. Continue reading Ethiopia: Opposition Leader Defends His Group’s Position, Says Would Give Chance for New PM

Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7), Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Formed an Alliance

Going forward. A breakthrough agreement has been signed to form a military alliance between the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 for Unity and Democracy (PG7)

By ESAT News,

After several candid discussions and careful considerations of the current political, social, economic and humanitarian situations in Ethiopia, and all the damages caused by successive regimes and the TPLF/EPRDF regime in particular on the welfare and national interests of the peoples of Ethiopia and the security and sovereignty of our country, the ODF and PG7 have made important observations and conclusions. Continue reading Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7), Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) Formed an Alliance

Berhanu Nega Would be Based in Eritrea Until Freedom Achieved in Ethiopia: Neamin Zeleke

Professor Berhanu Nega and other senior leaders of the Ethiopian armed opposition forces would be based in Eritrea until freedom is achieved in Ethiopia.

By ESAT News,

Neamin Zeleke, Head of Foreign Affairs of Patriotic Ginbot 7 International Leadership and a member of Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 (AG7) Council, told ESAT that the formation of United Movement for the Salvation of Ethiopia through Democracy (ሃገር ኣድን ንቅናቄ) has elevated the struggle for freedom and democracy in Ethiopia to a higher level.

Mr. Neamin travelled to Eritrea and remained there for three months before returning at the end of last week. He said Ethiopian opposition forces unequivocally have full confidence in the government of Eritrea and highly appreciative of the support it has been proving for Ethiopian liberation forces. Mr. Neamin also affirmed that the Eritrean government does not make undue interference in the internal affairs of Ethiopian forces based in Eritrea. Continue reading Berhanu Nega Would be Based in Eritrea Until Freedom Achieved in Ethiopia: Neamin Zeleke