Author Archive: Garasho

Ethiopia Opposition Candidate Dies After Attack in Northwest

by William Davidson June 16, 2015 — 3:11 PM BSTUpdated on June 16, 2015 — 9:31 PM BST An Ethiopian parliamentary candidate for the opposition Blue Party died after being assaulted in Debre Markos, a town in the country’s northwest, the group said. Two people attacked, 29, with a club and […]


Ethiopia’s Economy : Neither a Sprint nor a Marathon

Ethiopia’s Economy : Neither a Sprint nor a Marathon

Africa’s Most Impressive Economic Managers Suffer From Excessive Caution May 30th 2015  | ADDIS ABABA Roland Marchal NOWHERE in Africa is modern China more of a lodestar than in Ethiopia, which on May 24th held an uneventful election with a predetermined outcome: another term in office for the long-standing ruling party. The […]


Ethiopia’s May 24 Parliamentary and Regional Elections

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 27, 2015 The United States commends the people of Ethiopia for their civic participation in generally peaceful parliamentary and regional elections on May 24. We acknowledge the National Electoral Board’s organizational efforts and the African Union’s […]


Ethiopian Ruling Coalition Wins Majority of Parliament Seats

Bloomberg William Davison, May 27 Ethiopia’s ruling coalition won a majority in national elections, extending its 20-year rule over Africa’s second-most populous country, the electoral board said. The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, or EPRDF, and allied parties won all 442 of the seats counted so far in the 547-member […]


Ogaden National Liberation Front, OROMO Liberation Front and Sidama Liberation Front Alliance for Peace, Democracy and the Right of Choice

Joint Statement Regarding the Fake Election in Ethiopia May 25, 2015 May 25, 2015 The Ogaden National Liberation Front, The Oromo Liberation Front and the Sidama Liberation front categorically state that the so called elections held in Ethiopia on May 24, 2015, was not an expression of the democratic will […]


International Coverage of the Upcoming “Ethiopian Elections” on 24 May 2015

Editorial Today the EPRDF regime  is conducting a massive hype in Ethiopia. Millions of people are casting their ‘votes’ in order to choose a parliament for the next five years as the regime claims. Most of these millions are there not by choice, but have to perform this demeaning exercise […]


EU Parliament Discusses Situation in Ethiopia ahead of 24 May election

EU Parliament Discusses Situation in Ethiopia ahead of 24 May election

May 22, 2015 European Parliament Discusses Situation in Ethiopia ahead of 24 May Election: Is the EU Evaluating an Ambiguous Tradeoff? On 20 May 2015, the situation in Ethiopia ahead of the 24 May parliamentary election was discussed during the European Parliament’s monthly plenary session in Strasbourg. After an introductory […]


Violation of economic, social and cultural rights in Ethiopia

Statement by the Arid Lands Institute given out and read at the 56th regular session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights in Banjul, Gambia, on April 26, 2015 2015-05-14, Issue 726 If the economic and human rights situation in Ethiopia is really as rosy as it is painted […]



The United States’ irresponsible praise of Ethiopia’s regime

By Editorial Board April 30 ETHIOPIA’S ELECTIONS, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic. A country that has often been held up as a poster child for development has been stifling civic freedoms and systematically cracking down on independent journalism for several years. It was […]



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