Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ethiopia Opposition Rethinks Election Campaign After Candidate Killed

In a telephone interview, Gebru called the attacks part of an EPRDF campaign of intimidation. "We have to consider seriously whether we are going to participate," Gebru said. "Because this is not an election. This is just war. War against us."Ruling party spokesman Hailemariam Dessalegn, however, categorically rejected suggestions the attacks were politically motivated"He has got a bar and when they were drinking, they quarreled," Hailemariam said. "That's a personal case. The guy killed him. He has nothing to do with the EPRDF. And that guy the police has arrested him... and it's nothing to do with politics." Read more

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