Merera Gudina, leader of the opposition Oromo People's Congress

Two Ethiopia opposition members killed after poll

* Ruling party won overwhelming majority * Government says killings being investigated * European Union says poll fell short of standards By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, May 26 (Reuters) – An Ethiopian... Read more »

Ethiopia Opposition Leader Calls for New Vote

An opposition leader in Ethiopia has rejected the results from parliamentary elections that gave the ruling party an overwhelming victory and called for a new vote. Hailu Shawl, leader of the All... Read more »

Zenawi’s Ethiopian election sting

By Andrew Simmons in Addis Ababa Shortly after dawn Ethiopia’s capital was filled with the sound of loud hailers, the horns of flatbed lorries packed with people and the distorted blast of sound... Read more »
EU Observer chief Thijs Berman

Ethiopian Government complained on EU observer report

Addis Ababa, May 25 (WIC) – The EU election observers’ mission in Ethiopia has failed to properly address its observation and failed to answer most of the questions posed by journalists in... Read more »

Meles claims election win in Ethiopia despite poll fraud claims

Leader seen by US as bulwark against extremism heads for third decade in power By Daniel Howden, Africa Correspondent Meles Zenawi could be heading for a quarter of a century in power... Read more »

Ethiopian Election Draws Record Turnout; Opposition Charges Fraud

Ethiopian officials say a record number of voters have gone to the polls in an election expected to give Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party a huge majority in parliament.  Opposition leaders... Read more »

Ethiopia is Voting. Opposition complained intimidation ( VIDEO )

Voters in Ethiopia are electing a new parliament for the first time since a flawed 2005 poll that resulted in violence. Sunday’s vote has been largely peaceful, but Medrek, the main opposition... Read more »

Ethiopia ‘ready’ for crunch poll despite fraud fears

Ethiopian officials have dismissed fears that fraud and violence will hit the country’s election. Polls open at 0600 (0300 GMT) with officials keen to avoid similar protests to those after the 2005... Read more »

The Eerie Silence of Ethiopia’s Election Campaign

TIME – Ethiopia is quiet as it heads into Sunday’s parliamentary elections — and that is part of the problem. The somberness of the capital Addis Ababa is in stark contrast to... Read more »
Presindent Obama

Obama urged to speak out on Ethiopia human rights violations

A bipartisan group of lawmakers says the Obama administration must speak out against human rights violations in Ethiopia ahead of elections in the Horn of Africa nation on Sunday. In a letter... Read more »