Ethiopia’s Oromo chief meets German envoy over political developments

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Barely two weeks after prison charges towards him have been dropped and he was released from jail, Dr. Merera Gudina, a number one opposition member in Ethiopia has hit the bottom operating.

Gudina, chief of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) has been speaking and appearing politically since his release from jail on January 17, 2018.

The German Embassy in Addis Ababa shared images of Gudina meeting with the Ambassador on Thursday January 25. “Each had a fruitful dialogue about present political developments in Ethiopia.

Dr Merera thanked the Ambassador for the continual assist that Germany has rendered to his case. He inspired Germany to proceed its contributions to discovering an enduring answer to the political challenges of the nation.

“The Ambassador expressed Germany’s aid about Dr Merera’s release. She additionally expressed Germany’s gratitude for his relentless and peaceable dedication to fostering Ethiopia’s democracy.

“Dr Merera thanked the Ambassador for the continual assist that Germany has rendered to his case. He inspired Germany to proceed its contributions to discovering an enduring answer to the political challenges of the nation,” the Embassy’s social media deal with said.

Local media confirmed him on the offices of the OFC with different leaders of the party.

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Gudina, an academic and former lawmaker, turned a central figure round anti-government sentiments. He was arrested in December 2016 after he returned home from an European tour where he addressed the EU parliament over political occasions back home.

The federal government stated he was arrested for flouting a state of emergency provision by assembly anti-government components on his tour. His preliminary terrorism charge was downgraded to a number of prison charges last yr.

Addis Ababa released him after the ruling EPRDF coalition determined early January 2018 to drop charges towards some class of politician detainees as a method of fostering nationwide unity. Gudina and about 500 others have been launched on January 17, 2018.

He has since stressed that till the federal government engages in significant dialogue with the primary opposition events, it was only a matter of time earlier than a brand new round of protests get away.

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