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Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Week in Review

Former Ethiopian president Mengistu Haile Marian, seen here in a mural which was displayed at the ‘revolution square’ in addis ababa, now known as 'Meskel square'. Mengistu, the Ethiopian dictator who directed the 'Red Terror' in which thousands of people were killed, was convicted Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, of genocide. Mengistu has been living in exile in Zimbabwe since 1992 and was convicted in absentia after a 12-year trial. He could face the death penalty at his Dec. 28 sentencing, but Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to deport Mengistu.

  • Monday - December 11, 2006

  • [Kaliti On a Sunday Afternoon] - [Lawless Regime in Ethiopia: American chronicle]

  • Tuesday - December 12, 2006

  • [Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam found guilty of genocide] - [Zim opposition says Mengistu should go home] - ["Our position regarding Comrade Mengistu will not change”: Zim information minister Paul Mangwana] - [Interview with a mother whose son was killed in the June 2005 Massacre] - [Freedom of speech suffers in tense Ethiopia: CS Monitor]

  • Wednesday - December 13, 2006

  • [Former high ranking TPLF official speaks out] - [Assefa Abrha's emotional statement sends court attendants to tears] - [International Human Rights Clinic: military commits atrocities against Anuak civilians] - [Talibanism in ethiopia: EMF]

  • Thursday - December 14, 2006

  • [Everyone Should Stand Guard for the Protection of Human Rights!] - [New website for KIL] - [Eritrea calls for emergency meeting on Somalia] - [Bush Adds Ethiopia to Malaria Fight] - [Coming storm in Somalia]

  • Friday - December 15, 2006

  • [Meles hints he may not seek a third term, new ploy to woo the west?] - [Somalia's Ethiopia supported president says not willing to negotiate with Islamists any longer] - [Somali Islamists vow not to strike government, only Ethiopian troops] - [Somali Islamists reject al-Qaeda link]