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Ethiopia supreme court rejects election appeal

Ethiopia supreme court rejects election appeal

Source: AFP ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's supreme court on Friday rejected an appeal by the country's main opposition coalition over alleged fraud in the May 23 polls that saw the ruling regime coast to re-election. "The supreme court has rejected all the appeals of Medrek which were 85 pages-long based on the fact that they lacked evidence [...]

Ethiopia opposition to appeal new poll rejection

Ethiopia opposition to appeal new poll rejection

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Ethiopia's main opposition bloc will lodge a court appeal on Monday to contest an electoral body rejection of calls for a re-run of parliamentary polls, a senior official told AFP. Medrek has claimed the May 23 vote was riddled with fraud and complained that its observers and supporters were subject to intimidation, but [...]

Op-ed – Ethiopia: Point Blank Democracy

Op-ed – Ethiopia: Point Blank Democracy

Source: Brown Condor.com By: Teddy Fikre This Sunday, May 23rd marks the onset of an election in Ethiopia.  There is a part of me that is hopeful that violence will not flair up again, engulfing Ethiopia’s citizens with yet another round of violence and chaos.  Part of me hopes that the election is free and fair, where citizens are [...]

Ethiopian Opposition Claims Activist Killed While Campaigning

Ethiopian Opposition Claims Activist Killed While Campaigning

April 22 (Bloomberg) -- An Ethiopian opposition activist was beaten to death by pro-government militia in the western part of the country after he refused to stop campaigning for his party before May 23 elections, an opposition leader said. Beyanza Deba was killed while campaigning for the Oromo Federalist Congress, part of Ethiopia’s Medrek [...]

US Issues Travel Alert to Ethiopia

US Issues Travel Alert to Ethiopia

The United States is warning Americans to exercise caution when traveling to Ethiopia before and after national elections in May. The U.S. State Department noted Tuesday that past elections in Ethiopia have turned violent, especially in the days after poll results are announced. It urged U.S. citizens to avoid political rallies, polling [...]