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Monday, June 13, 2005

Ethiopian Prime Minister Extends Demo Ban

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi extended by one month a ban on demonstrations in the capital Addis Ababa after post-election clashes in the capital last week left at least 36 people dead.

n his first televised address to the nation since clashes erupted last Monday, Meles said his government regretted the deaths but renewed accusations that the opposition had been responsible for the violence.

"In light of what has happened last week ... the government has decided to extend the demonstration ban until the next deadline on which the election board has decided to announce the results of the elections," he said

"In light of what has happened last week ... the government has decided to extend the demonstration ban until the next deadline on which the election board has decided to announce the results of the elections," he said.

Sudan Tribune


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An disabled man walk outside the Teklehaimanor church, Sunday, June 12, 2005 during a church service in Addis Ababa. Calm is returning to the capital after a week of protests that saw police fire on demonstrators, leaving 29 dead. Finance ministers from the globe's richest countries agreed Saturday on a historic deal to cancel US$40 billion (33 billion) worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations including Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

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