Tag Archives: Patriotic Ginbot 7

Ethiopia: New figures emerge in death toll as mass arrest in Addis Ababa also targets opposition supporters

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 24, 2018) Police announced new figures in death toll in deadly violence in Addis Ababa as they carried out mass arrests over the weekend. Police said the arrests were made to fight growing crimes and lawlessness in the capital but the presence of supporters and members of opposition parties among the detainees and the ...

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    Ethiopia: Hundreds of combatants of resistance group return home

    ESAT News (September 3, 2018) Hundreds of soldiers for Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed group that was based in Eritrea, have returned home in the last few days. The move follows a decision by Patriotic Ginbot 7 to lay down arms and carry out a peaceful political struggle after a call by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to all opposition groups, ...

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      Ethiopia: Blue Party wants merger with Patriotic Ginbot 7

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 10, 2018) Ethiopia’s Blue Party expressed wishes that it would want to merge and work together with Patriotic Ginbot 7. The Blue Party said in a statement that Patriotic Ginbot 7 is a multi ethnic and an all inclusive party and hence it wanted to work towards merger. Responding to the statement by the ...

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        Ethiopia: Group suspends armed operations

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 22, 2018) An armed opposition group announced that it has unilaterally suspended all operations using firearms to show its support for the ongoing political changes undertaken by a reformist group within the ruling party, spearheaded by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. “As of today June 22, 2018, Patriotic Ginbot 7 has suspended all ...

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          Ethiopia: Andargachew Tsege walks free

          By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 29, 2018) Ethiopia’s high profile political prisoner was freed today and welcomed at his residence by a jubilant crowd. The leader of an opposition movement, Andargachew Tsege, was kidnapped at a Yemeni airport in June 2014 in a joint operation by the Yemeni and Ethiopian intelligence and was held in solitary confinement until his ...

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            Ethiopia: Truly democratic transition, not reform needed to move the country forward, says opposition group

            By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 21, 2018) A leader of an opposition political party says what Ethiopia needs is a truly democratic transition, but not superficial reform if the intention is to move the country forward. Speaking to a gathering of his supporters in Washington, DC, Chairman of Patriotic Ginbot 7, an opposition group based in the Diaspora, Professor ...

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              Ethiopia: ODF begins separate talks with govt, PG7 decries talks

              By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 14, 2018) The Oromo Democratic Front (ODF), an Ethiopian opposition party based in the Diaspora, announced yesterday that it had begun talks with the government in Addis Ababa. Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7) decried talks saying political conditions in the country should be made suitable first. The ODF said in a statement on Sunday that ...

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                Ethiopia: Opposition leader defends his group’s position, says would give chance for new PM

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2018) 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 to bring about the changes he promised at his inaugural address and hold dialogue among all stakeholders to transform the country for the better. Speaking to ...

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                  Ethiopia: Opposition parties welcome new PM with grain of salt, demand he paves the way for transition

                  ESAT News (March 28, 2018) Ethiopian opposition groups abroad demanded that the soon to be appointed Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, prepare the country for transition, scrapping the state of emergency and releasing all political prisoners. Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed opposition group quizzed if the election of Dr. Ahmed was the usual political plot by the TPLF or if ...

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                    Merera Gudina calls for release of all political prisoners as he walks free

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 17, 2018) A day after spokesperson for the Ethiopian regime, Negeri Lencho, says the release of a prominent opposition leader would be decided after two months, Merera Gudina, along with over a hundred other prisoners of conscience, has been freed today after fourteen months of detention. A number of other leading opposition figures and ...

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