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Ethiopia parliament speaker says TPLF ‘disrespect’ made him quit

15 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AFP
 

“I resigned because my peoples and party were disrespected,” he said. “However, I will struggle to bring the necessary respect and do the best I can for Oromo people to gain their rights.”

The speaker of Ethiopia’s lower house of parliament, who resigned last week, said Saturday that he quit because of “disrespect” of his ethnic group.

Abadula Gemeda, a member of the Oromos, the country’s largest ethnic group, announced last Sunday that he was stepping down after seven years as speaker of the House of People’s Representatives.
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TPLF crimes against humanity stirr even the dictators’ club, the African Union, to call for restraint

2 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mary Harper, BBC World Service
The African Union has called for restraint in Ethiopia where anti-government protests have continued for several months.

In a rare statement on the situation, the AU called for dialogue between all parties involved.

It said deaths had been reported and business disrupted.

A Dutch-owned flower company in Ethiopia said protesters burned down its entire farm earlier this week, causing more than $11m (£8m) worth of damage.

Human rights groups say at least 500 people have been killed and thousands arrested since the protests began.

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