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Bekele Gerba

Date of Birth: 1961


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Rushing to the ballot box

The opposition including those that support May elections such as the Oromo Federalist Congress led by Merera Gudina and Bekele Gerba and Dawud Ibsa's OLF complains their members and supporters are being detained...


Abiy goes goodwill hunting

Similarly soothing mood music resulted from an apologetic speech to a huge crowd in Ambo and a dinner in Addis Ababa attended by opposition stalwarts such as Bekele Gerba...


The edifice cracks

That appeared to trigger the release on Tuesday of Bekele Gerba the most celebrated Oromo opposition leader who addressed a huge crowd in Adama city alongside senior figures from the EPRDF's Oromo wing the following day...

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Oromia on the edge

There is little consensus on how to do it and a decision to release the popular Oromo opposition politician Bekele Gerba on bail was then reversed on 1 November...


Rifts in the regions

EPRDF leaders and the security apparatus seem incapable or unwilling to arrange his early release alongside that of another popular OFC leader Bekele Gerba...


Reforms stall as unrest eases

Events that have further dampened expectations of a softening of the ruling party position are more repressive prosecution of journalists and opposition activists the use of a much criticised anti-terrorism law and the continued imprisonment of high-profile Oromo opposition politicians Bekele Gerba and Merera Gudina detained last year (AC Vol 56 No 25 'Greater Addis' anger)...


'Greater Addis' anger

The students are calling for a halt to the government's Addis Ababa and the Surrounding Oromia Special Zone Integrated Development Plan better known as the Addis Master Plan which according to Bekele Gerba the deputy leader of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) will see the capital expand by 21 times its current size...


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