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Ethiopia readies for general election but outcome not in doubt Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office. Over 36.8 million Ethiopians have r
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Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters Ethiopia will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government
Voice of America | 15 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Rights groups decry Ethiopia press clampdown ahead of elections Rights groups have said Sunday's elections in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country, will not be free or fair due to a clampdown on freedom of speech. Ethiopia is set to hold its first general election since the death of long-time stro
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Ethiopia's ruling party touts growth before vote, critics say freedoms suffer By Aaron Maasho and Drazen Jorgic ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopians vote on Sunday in an election likely to hand another sweeping victory to the ruling party, which boasts of delivering one of the fastest growing economies in Africa though opponents say
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Ethiopia's election is a wake-up call on human rights and sound governance The international community must challenge Ethiopias oppressive regime by funding local human rights and democracy groups Continue reading...
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Ethiopia postpones voting in only constituency held by independent Voting in the only constituency in Ethiopia with an independent member of parliament was postponed Friday, two days before the general election, the government spokesman said. Ashebr Woldegiorgis, the only independent MP elected in 2010, had been due to r
Yahoo! News | May 22, 2015 4:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia goes to the polls: What's at stake? Voters in Africas second-most populous nation will vote this weekend in the countrys first election since 2010. Will demand to improve poor public services and rising costs affect the outcome?
The Christian Science Monitor | May 22, 2015 4:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia's elections are just an exercise in controlled political participation Electoral defeat is not on the cards for Ethiopias ruling party, but it is vital for the countrys development that it engages more effectively with dissenting voices Continue reading...
The Guardian | May 22, 2015 12:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: Ethiopia elections in 60 seconds Nearly 37 million people are registered to vote in what will be Ethiopia's first election since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
BBC News | May 22, 2015 11:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ethiopia's discreet Hailemariam likely to return to power Ethiopia's quiet premier, Hailemariam Desalegn, whose powerful party is expected to return to office in elections Sunday, is a onetime technocrat with a modern bent who was little known a few years ago. The 49-year-old Hailemariam has overseen a smoo
Yahoo! News | May 22, 2015 11:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend