Poll: Forecasting the Election in Addis Ababa

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 12:05 am

Last week, the Amharic weekly Addisadmass asked three parties to predict the election results of Addis Ababa. Hailemariam Desalegn of EPRDF expects his party to win all the 23 electoral districts. Negaso Gidada of UDJ/MEDREK predicts a diversified [...]

UDJ’s Media Circus (Betting on Birtukan Mideksa – II)

Saturday, May 8, 2010 @ 12:06 am

Birtukan Mideksa’s party, UDJ (aka ANDINET), made headlines, when its leaders surprised everyone by turning up at Kaliti prison gate, on March 27/’10. It was accompanied by reports of their confrontation with the Prison officers. Then, followed [...]

Betting on Birtukan Mideksa-I

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

Justified you are to show ‘news fatigue’ or ‘reading-fatigue’, on the Birtukan Mideksa agenda. You already know what all sides have to say on the issue, since the opposition media had kept it on the headline all along, with an admirable [...]