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Ethiopia

Birtukan Mideksa

Date of Birth: 1974 or 1975
Place of Birth: Addis Ababa


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Rushing to the ballot box

They said the process reflected badly on the impartiality of the donor-backed NEBE led by Birtukan Mideksa a former political prisoner who also headed the Unity for Democracy and Justice Party...


Seeds of instruction

Fanfare greeted the appointment of the former political prisoner Birtukan Mideksa a nemesis of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as the head of Ethiopia's electoral board in November but donors are less enamoured of its achievements since...


Fighting fear with freedom

Those changes are intended to pave the way for free and fair parliamentary elections in 2020 which will be overseen by a more independent electoral board led by the former judge and opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa...


A five-year exit plan

Former UDJ leader and detainee Birtukan Mideksa has announced she is pulling out of the organisation but gave few details about her plans...


Too many cooks

UDJ is chaired by Birtukan Mideksa who is in gaol for life for breaking the conditions of the pardon she was given in 2007...


Looking for a landslide

The main opposition party remains the Forum for Democratic Dialogue in Ethiopia (FDDE or Medrek) chaired by Beyene Petros and bringing together the Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (which combines the Ethiopian Social Democratic Party and Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Congress) Oromo People’s Congress and the gaoled Birtukan Mideksa’s Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ)...


A change is going to come

The other parties in Forum include: Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement; Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement led by member of parliament Bulcha Demeksa; Somali Democratic Alliance Forces; the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces which consists of the Ethiopian Social Democratic Party and Southern Ethiopian Peoples' Democratic Congress (both chaired by Beyene Petros MP) plus the Oromo People's Congress of MP Merara Gudina; and Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) chaired by Birtukan Mideksa...


The challengers

Birtukan Mideksa: heads Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ); a judge; arrested for treason 2005 after elections pardoned then rearrested last December for same crime; currently serving life sentence ...


Losing the plot

The arrests by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) have been met with scepticism by diplomats in Addis Ababa and protests by human rights groups already campaigning against the gaoling for life of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party leader Birtukan Mideksa...


Words like freedom

Federal police have re-arrested Birtukan Mideksa of the now defunct opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy a year after she received a pardon following her arrest during the disputed 2005 elections...


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