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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Change Is In The Air

*More defections in the Ethiopian Army, Kinijit’s Message to the armed forces, cholera outbreak in Ethiopia and other top stories of the day.*

(By Hirut Abay, Ethiopian Politics Contributor)

The recent defection of Brig. General Kemal, the unrest in most parts of the country including Tigray and the high price of living all have a hand in dragging Ethiopia down the path of chaos and major unrest.This will not be in the best interest of Ethiopia, America or any other country that has a vested interest in that region. In order for Ethiopia to be a strong stabilizing force in East Africa, the turbulence within must cease. The first thing that needs to happen inorder to achieve this is to free all political prisoners unconditionally. It looks like the U.S state department is slowly warming up to this reality.

EZ is reporting that charge d'affaire Mrs. Huddlestone is initiating talks between the government and opposition leaders in hops of averting the approaching crises. Vicki, EZ reported, is back in the US today and will start a full-fledged effort for negotiation upon her return to Addis. (More...)

More Ethiopian soldiers arrive in Eritrea

In continuation of the escalating uprising within the Ethiopian Army, tens of Ethiopian soldiers including captains and middle rank commanders recently arrived in Eritrea.The Ethiopian soldiers led by Captains Bededa Regassa and Negesso Watyo said that the uprising is spreading to different corners of the country.(More...)

Kinijit’s Message to the armed forces

Today's Top Stories

- Islamist Forces Continue Making Gains in Somalia
- Ethiopia fears cholera outbreak
- Ethiopia may be the birthplace of hurricanes
- More Britons call for use of profiling
- NASA Searches for Missing Tapes of 1969 Moon Landing