Friday, November 02, 2007

Two years since the bloodbath of Addis Ababa

Tigrayan shepherd, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

Today, 2nd November, is the day which marks the two year anniversary of the bloodbath of Addis Ababa, where government troops and police killed over forty people on the streets of the capital city. They were protesting against the manipulation of the election result earlier in the year, where widespread abuses were reported on, notably by EU observers.
Just four months earlier, the Ethiopian Dictator, a Tigrayan, Meles Zenawi was sitting side-by-side with Mr Tony Blair on his Africa Commission, a body set up to promote freedom and democracy and ecnomic growth in Africa.
Tony subsequently turned his back on his ex-friend, The Dictator, by his other friend, George Bush closed his eyes and within a year was encouraging The Dictator to send his troops into Somalia.
The only good thing to be said about this is that these troops, stationed in Somalia, could not be used aginst his own people.


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