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Jail term of Ethiopian activist Yonatan Tesfaye reduced by three years

November 27/2017,21:20 The Ethiopian Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of activist and former Ethiopian opposition party Semayawi (Blue Party) spokesman, Yonatan Tesfaye from six years and six months to three years on Monday according to his lawyer. Yonatan Tesfaye was charged and convicted of “associating with a terrorist ...

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Ethiopia: Government -Fuelled Conflict and the need unity

the owner of the current ethnic violence

November 10,2017,15:30 By GRAHAM PEEBLES In an attempt to distract attention from unprecedented protests and widespread discontent, the Ethiopian Government has engineered a series of violent ethnic conflicts in the country. The regime blames regional parliaments and historic territorial grievances for the unrest, but Ethiopians at home and abroad lay ...

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Ethiopian ruling party, opposition agree to reform electoral system

November 03, 2017, 22:25 ADDIS ABABA,– Ethiopia’s ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and 15 opposition parties agreed on Friday to reform the country’s electoral system and scrap the simple majority vote system. Under the new electoral rule, Ethiopia will have a hybrid electoral system composed of 80 percent ...

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