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Ethiopia: Prosecutors File Terrorism Charges Against Col. Demeke, et al

Col. Demeke Zewdu, a former rebel and retired military officer, is considered by many as the leader of the Gondar uprising and resistance in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.

Col. Demeke Zewdu was a member of the committee campaigning over the contested Wolkait territory that was forcefully taken out of Gondar’s control to be incorporated under Tigray administrative district by the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in 1992. The genesis of the Amhara Protests in Gondar.

By ESAT News,

The 19th bench of the federal high court in Addis Ababa on Tuesday presided over the case of Colonel Demeke Zewdu and et al, who are leaders and members of a committee that spearheads the demands of the people of Wolkait, Tsegede and Telemt.

The defendants lead the demand by the people of north Gondar to reclaim their land that was illegally incorporated into Tigray region when the Tigrayan-led regime took power 25 years ago. Continue reading Ethiopia: Prosecutors File Terrorism Charges Against Col. Demeke, et al

Four Feared Dead in Gondar Prison Standoff

A shootout ensued in Ethiopia’s restive region of Amhara between Gondar prison police and the federal police resulting in the death of three police officers and a prisoner.

By ESAT News,

Three police officers and a prisoner have reportedly been killed in a shootout between the federal police and prison police in a dispute to take custody of Colonel Demeke Zewdu, the leader of the movement in the Amhara region.

The Amhara region has been hit by anti-government protests since this summer after an uprising ensued the arrest of a committee that spearheads the demands of the people of Wolkait, Tsegede and Telemt. They are demanding to reclaim their land that was illegally incorporated into Tigray region when the Tigrayan-led regime took power 25 years ago. Continue reading Four Feared Dead in Gondar Prison Standoff

Ethiopia Arrested over 11,000 Since State of Emergency Declared

Inquiry Board established to look into the conduct of the marshal law in Ethiopia revealed that 11, 607 people were detained in several facilities.

Giant Prison. The State of Emergency Inquiry Board of Ethiopia announced that 11, 607 people had been detained following the violence occurred in various parts of the country. Opposition members disputes the figure.

By ESAT News,

A board entrusted with overseeing the martial law declared by the repressive regime in Ethiopia says over 11,000 people were arrested since the state of emergency was declared in early October, according to the state media.

But opposition political parties say the figure is much higher than what the government bodies report. Dr. Merara Gudina, who gave his testimony at the European parliament on Wednesday put the number of arrested at 60,000. Continue reading Ethiopia Arrested over 11,000 Since State of Emergency Declared

Dozens Feared Dead as Anti-government Protests Sweep Ethiopia

Gondar and Oromia protests are now evolved into a series of large and bloody demonstrations against the government, leaving hundreds dead and thousands jailed.

By TesfaNews,

A planned nation-wide, anti-government protests in Ethiopia’s northern town of Gondar and Oromia regions have turned deadly after security forces start shooting indiscriminately.

The situation in the country remains tense and volatile. Thousands of protesters from Borena to Gondar, Harar to Wollega started to engage the regime with mass demonstrations and protests. The people are now demanding for a change. Continue reading Dozens Feared Dead as Anti-government Protests Sweep Ethiopia

PM Hailemariam Warn of a Looming Civil War in Ethiopia

Unless the minority TPLF regime wised up and took opportunities for peaceful change, Ethiopia will slid to civil war among competing ethnic groups. “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy

By Emmanuel Igunza | for BBC Africa,

Activists from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have called for more anti-government protests this weekend, days after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the northern city of Gondar.

They say they will hold countrywide protests against what they describe as continued killings and other abuses by the authorities.

In the latest incident earlier this week, at least six people were allegedly shot dead by police in the eastern town of Awaday. Continue reading PM Hailemariam Warn of a Looming Civil War in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: The Condemned Minority TPLF Regime Picked its Own Poison

Minority TPLF regime’s internal and external pressure cooker: Popular uprisings from inside and a pending military punishment from outside. Hard to tell which one will be delivering the final blow – soon!

By Yohannes Kifle,

After the June 12th military catastrophe against Eritrea, the condemned minority ruling party in Ethiopia was persuaded that the decision to attack or invade Eritrea will only hasten its demise. One must not think that this is a revelation to the regime.

However, the self-induced pressure resulting from endless bragging about unseating the government of Eritrea forced the regime to test the water. The result, as the condemned minority regime found out, was deadly. Continue reading Ethiopia: The Condemned Minority TPLF Regime Picked its Own Poison