Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Ethiopian police shoot protesters
Two policemen and six protesters have died and dozens have been wounded in clashes sparked by poll protests in Ethiopia's capital.
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Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's EPRDF won a majority in polls but the opposition gained many seats.

The Ethiopian government has dismissed an assessment by European Union monitors that the elections failed to meet international standards.
(Perhaps the EPRDF should have had Jimmy Carter observe this election. He certainly would have certified it as fair.) To learn more about the context of this situation, read Tag Team from Ethiopundit.
  1. From The BBC:
  2. allAfrica.Com: News Headlines
  3. Technorati:
  4. Wikipedia: Ethiopia