Bereket Simon

Brief: Ethiopian police briefly held UDJ/Andinet party officials

Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

(Daniel Berhane) At-least seven senior officials of UDJ/Andinet, one of the main opposition parties, were in police custody a few hours ago, according to tips I received on facebook/twitter and by phone from opposition activists. However, the [...]

EPRDF Congress| Undermined by fuzzy Metekakat plan

Monday, April 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The Late Prime Minster Meles Zenawi was both present and absent at the two-yearly Congress of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) held last week in Bahir Dare City, a few kilometers away from the source of Nile. As usual the [...]

A look at Bereket Simon’s book: A Tale of Two Elections

Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ 3:52 am

(Daniel Berhane) Title: A Tale of Two Elections: A national journey that averted calamity Page: 314 (two parts & 10 chapters) Price: Birr 90 Printing Press: Mega Enterprise Having been in charge of the public relations affairs of the government [...]

VOA succumbs to Ethiopian pressure

Friday, July 8, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

Voice of America (VOA) suspended its Horn of Africa Chief, David Abnor. His suspension is allegedly related to his comments concerning a recent meeting between VOA’s Board of Governors and Ethiopian government officials in Addis Ababa, [...]

‘Shut up and Consume’ – EPRDF’s dangerous gamble

Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 1:34 am

Last January, a week or two after the announcement of the price ceilings on a dozen of food and other commodities, the State Minister of Trade, Ahmed Shide, said – in a meeting with businessmen– : ‘we should not wait until the [...]