Ethiopian rebels claim 140 killings
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Ethiopian rebels said Sunday they have killed 140 Ethiopian soldiers in the country's southeast, but the government denied that such an attack took place. The Ogaden National Liberation Front said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press that about 1,000 fighters attacked Ethiopian troops on Saturday in a southeastern area of Wardher, about 485 miles southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.
"This is just a story created by the ONLF. I don't believe they have killed even one. I don't think it is true. We believe that ONLF is not in a position to make this kind of attack," government spokesman Zemedkun Tekle told The Associated Press.
It was not possible to independently verify the rebel claims because the area where the attack took place is remote. "This operation was a direct response to the burning of Caado village recently and the continuing abuses against the people of Ogaden by (government) forces in the Wardher area," the rebels' statement said.(More...)
ETHIOPIA: SENATOR INHOFE PROMISES TO KILL HUMAN RIGHTS BILL
INHOFE PROMISES TO KILL H.R. 2003 IN THREE WEEKS AND DELIVER REMAINS ON SILVER PLATTER TO ZENAWI IN ADDIS ABABA For Immediate Release
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The Coalition For H.R. 2003
October 18, 2003
Using language previously seen in D.L.A. Piper lobbying materials and official Ethiopia Embassy press releases, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma released a statement criticizing H.R. 2003.
He described the bill as one “focus(ing) only on shortcomings while blatantly ignoring the unprecedented progress the country has made”. He said Ethiopia “continue(s) to be a close friend of the United States and a strong ally in the War on Terror in the Horn of Africa.”
Other statements lifted from other lobbying promotional materials include unfounded allegations that the “language contained in H.R. 2003 enflames tensions already present in the Horn of Africa, threatening regional stability and long term U.S. national security.”
The Coalition calls attention to Sen. Inhofe’s statements on video found at the web address above where he promises to deliver the remains of H.R. 2003 to Zenawi in three weeks.
The Coalition has learned from highly reliable sources that Inhofe is currently organizing a group of Senators to kill H.R. 2003.
The Coalition will monitor the situation carefully and inform H.R. 2003 supporters on new developments. The Coalition will make further announcements shortly on responses to Senator Inhofe’s statements to kill H.R. 2003 in the Senate.
INHOFE STATEMENT ON ETHIOPIA RESOLUTION
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Note from ETP - Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma believes that the Government of Ethiopia is respectful of human rights. He also believes that global warming is a myth and Iraq is a “huge success story”.
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Video of the Day(Lucky Dube had a significant following in Ethiopia; many reggae fans considered him to be Africa’s Peter Tosh.)
I've Got You(1988)-Album Slave (From his second major reggae album , this poppy song was the first international hit for the reggae singer)
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