Tag Archives: Oromo Federalist Congress

Ethiopia: Opposition parties applause PM’s inaugural speech but say words need to change to deeds

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 3, 2018) Ethiopian opposition political parties have reacted to the inaugural speech by the newly appointed Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, saying his description of the opposition as competing forces in the political process but not as enemies of the regime, as has been viewed by TPLF oligarchs, is a welcome development. In his first ...

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    Ethiopia: Merera Gudina, Bekele Gerba, banned from meeting supporters; clashes reported in Bahir Dar

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 24, 2018) Leaders of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) who were recently freed from prison have been detained briefly today and banned from entering Nekemte, a city in Western Ethiopia, to meet their supporters. Dr. Merera Gudina and Mr. Bekele Gerba were on a tour in the Oromo region to meet and thank ...

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      Ethiopia: Bekele Gerba and six others released from jail

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 13, 2018) A leading Oromo opposition leader Bekele Gerba and six other members of the Oromo Federalist Congress and dissidents were released today, on the second day of a “stay-at-home” protests in the Oromo region which among others demanded the release of all political prisoners. The organ of the TPLF regime, Fana Broadcasting Corporation, ...

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        Ethiopia: Regime denies aid, services to Oromo party affiliates

        ESAT News (December 21, 2017) Members and supporters of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) have been denied aid, educational opportunities, loans and other services for merely being an opposition to the regime, a representative of the party in Wollega told ESAT. The representative said cadres of the TPLF and their cronies not only harass and intimidate members and those who ...

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          Ethiopia: Court grants Bekele Gerba bail

          ESAT News (October 30, 2017) The supreme court of Ethiopia granted bail to Bekele Gerba, one of the key opposition leaders incarcerated for over a year and half on charges of terrorism, which were later reduced to criminal charges. Bekele was among 20 others who were imprisoned in April 2015 at the height of protests in the Oromo region accused ...

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