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Ethiopia

Berhanu Nega

Date of Birth: 6 December 1958
Place of Birth: Bishoftu


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Telling the story

Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi still maintains that ‘civil dialogue’ is the ‘only sane option’ but he has accused Cairo of backing Ethiopian rebel groups (Berhanu Nega’s Ginbot 7) to destabilise his government and derail plans for the Framework agreement behind which Addis Ababa is the driving force...


Looking for a landslide

Their timely absence tends to confirm what the EPRDF describes as Medrek’s links to non-democratic diaspora support perhaps even to organisations such as Ginbot 7 set up by Berhanu Nega which openly supports armed struggle and looks to Eritrea for support...


A change is going to come

It is led by Berhanu Nega the only opposition leader to leave Ethiopia after oppositionists were pardoned in 2007...


The challengers

Berhanu Nega: self-exiled leader of Ginbot 7: Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy; fled to the United States after post-election violence in 2005...


The Millennium deal

Those released include Hailu Shawal the CUD's former Chairman; Berhanu Nega Mayor-elect of Addis Ababa in 2005; Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam a veteran human rights advocate; and several people elected to parliament in 2005...

Berhanu Nega is still the CUD’s best respected politician despite smuggling out of gaol a book which some saw as a self-serving tract...


Trying talks

On 28 July Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Chairman of the EPRDF held his first post-election meeting with the opposition leaders Berhanu Nega of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) and Beyene Petros of the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (UEDF)...

Within the CUD the All Ethiopian Unity Party (Chairman Hailu Shawal) is thought to be keener on direct action than the other elements Rainbow Ethiopia (Berhanu Nega) the Ethiopian United Democratic Party-Medhin (Admassu Gebeyheu) and the small Ethiopian Democratic Movement...


The ethnic factor

Another component is the Rainbow Party led by Getachew Admassu and Berhanu Nega who was the CUD's successful campaign manager...

Berhanu Nega who was for several years President of the Ethiopian Economic Association is strongly tipped for the mayor's office and his colleagues include several technocrats...


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