Prof. Ephrem Issac’s remark on the Prime Minister Meles Zenawi death

Prof. Ephrem Issac’s remark on the prime minister Meles Zenawi death and the fate of Political prisoners in Ethiopia. Awrambatimes.com’s Dawit Kebede talk to Professor Ephrem. Watch the Video Read more »

Birtukan Mideksa’s remark on the death of Meles Zenawi ( Video)

Former judge and opposition leader, Birtukan Mideksa shares her view on the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia.   Read more »

With Birtukan gone, smooth sailing for Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi(blog)

Ethiopia’s opposition UDJ party, completely wiped out at last year’s disputed election, says it is regrouping. At a recent news conference, it announced it plans to rebuild its depleted ranks with young... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Best-Known Opposition Leader Birtukan Mideksa Quitting Politics and Travel to United States

(VOA): Ethiopia’s best-known opposition leader has announced she is quitting politics, at least temporarily, and is going to the United States. Birtukan Mideksa’s departure will leave Ethiopia without a prominent female politician.... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Birtukan Mideksa step-down from UDJ President

Afrik: Birtukan Mideksa, a renowned former judge and leader of Ethiopia’s powerful opposition party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) has decided to step-down from her influential presidential position at UDJ, four... Read more »

Birtukan Mideksa Traveled to South Africa

According to the local newspaper report Ms. Birtukan Mideksa traveled to South Africa. A leader of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party and former political prisoner Birtukan Mideksa traveled... Read more »

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas wins Sakharov human rights prize

Guillermo Farinas, the Cuban dissident who held a 135-day hunger strike earlier this year, has been awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov human rights prize. The 48-year-old journalist and psychologist has often used... Read more »
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Looking east, China Meles Zenawi’s new best pal

THE release of Ethiopia’s best-known political prisoner, Birtukan Mideksa, seems to have been calculated to distract attention from a reshuffle of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). The prime minister,... Read more »

Birtukan Mideksa chosen for Sakharov Prize 2010 three finalists ‎

Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa , Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence and Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas  are the three shortlisted finalists for the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The winner... Read more »
Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa with press

Ethiopian Opposition Leader’s Release: For Show?

Over the past several years, Ethiopia’s government, which cherishes its role as a U.S. ally in the volatile Horn of Africa, has steadily chipped away at political freedoms, arresting the opposition and... Read more »