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  American Chronicle: Ethiopia: Ex-president Dr. Negasso Gidada allegedly facing government harassment
Negasso Gidada walked out from the meeting of the Council of the EPRDF (ruling party) which was engaging itself with the “Renewal Processes”.
The accounts of these events seem to vary from one person to another with officials disputing Negasso’s accounts of pre-resignation/pre-dismissal, but allegations of unconstitutional practices done by the current administration are not new stories and remain widespread.
According to the now parliamentarian Dr. Negasso, his wife was allegedly told to leave her house while he was away in his recent Minnesota trip.
www.americanchronicle.com /articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=35540   (781 words)

  
  Former President Receives Warning from Speaker of House of Representatives
Negasso Gidada, a former president of Ethiopia, has been warned by the Speaker of the House for allegedly making a partisan speech at a graduation ceremony of the Royal College in Adama recently.
In his address to the graduating students, Dr. Negasso is reported to have said that both the ruling party and the opposition should be tolerant and willing to work together for the benefit of the country.
Negasso was summoned to Parliament last Thursday by the Speaker of the House, Dawit Yohannes, who received him with four other members from the legal affairs standing committee in attendance.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2003/11/21-11-03/Former.htm   (284 words)

  
 Questions shower Negasso Gidada in Minnesota » Ethiopian Review
Negasso Gidada, an Oromo himself, served as president of that government from 1995 to 2001.
Negasso Gidada, president of Ethiopia from 1995 to 2001, speaks Thursday at the second annual International Oromo Human Rights Conference in Coffman Union’s Great Hall at the University of Minnesota.
Because he is Oromo, Gidada’s role was part of the reason why the regime was able to gain power, Nuro Dedefo, chairperson of the OLF in the United States, said.
www.ethiopianreview.com /articles/791   (1303 words)

  
 ormathiopia :: Negasso Gidada: Ordinary Citizen or Ex-President?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
I hear that Negasso Gidada, the former president of Ethiopia is running for a parliamentary seat.
However, Negasso is no ordinary citizen; he is the ex-president of Ethiopia, the first ever ‘former head of state’ that country has had.
Negasso says that he has encountered official indifference and red tape in his attempt to register as a candidate.
ormathiopia.myblogsite.com /blog/_archives/2005/3/6/404280.html   (302 words)

  
 Walta Information Center
In an exclusive interview he gave to WIC, President Dr. Negasso said that the sole aim of the counter offensive against Eritrea is to regain the country's invaded territories and to ensure respect for Ethiopia's sovereignty and not to encroach on Eritrean territory as the Issayas Administration maintains.
Negasso said that if Ethiopia had cherished such a dream, it would have made attempts to obstruct the processes of the Eritrean independence referendum in which Eritreans in Ethiopia participated.
Negasso reiterated that the UN resolution has extremely saddened the Ethiopian peoples because it has the potential to obstruct Ethiopia's efforts to defend itself against aggression.
www.telecom.net.et /~walta/ennews/html/mar/ed030399/html/newsitem_1.html   (472 words)

  
 "I would rather die than continue being TPLF puppet" says Shiferaw Jarso
Negasso Gidada complained of a lack of freedom of speech and objected the labeling of OPDO leaders as "narrow nationalists" by their counterparts in the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) as soon as the former denounced the repression of Oromos, the newsletter said.
But as soon as the meeting opened, Negasso Gidada and Shiferaw Jarso protested against the presence of Sebhat Nega, a TPLF leader sent by the Prime Minister to supervise the meeting.
During the meeting, Negasso Gidada reiterated his criticisms towards the TPLF, adding that most of the decrees with his signature had not even been shown to him before their promulgation, the newsletter reported.
www.oromo.com /News/News_063001.htm   (447 words)

  
 KINIJIT for Unity and Democracy in Ethiopia
Ethiopian students probed Dr. Negasso Gidada's dealings with the Oromos, a local ethnic group.
Negasso Gidada, president of Ethiopia from 1995 to 2001, speaks Thursday at the second annual International Oromo Human Rights Conference in Coffman Union’s Great Hall.
Former Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada visits the U to discuss human rights issues with Oromo American citizens.
www.kinijit.com /content_JIL.asp?ContentType=News&contentid=2574   (1473 words)

  
 Kemabata Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 22 (WIC) — President Dr. Negasso Gidada has reaffirmed the Ethiopian Government's continued commitment and dedication to promote the full participation of women in the economic, political and social development of the country.
In an opening address he made at the Six African Conference on Women held at ECA today, Dr. Negasso said the government has already taken various measures which have created an enabling environment to empower women to be active participants of the development process and to benefit from it.
Negasso also mentioned the National Policy on Women, which aims at institutionalizing the political, economic and social rights of women, as another example of the prevailing conducive environment.
chora.virtualave.net /enablingenvironment.htm   (505 words)

  
 BBC News | AFRICA | Ethiopian president on offensive
Dr Negasso Gidada, who is largely a ceremonial head of state, said in an open letter on Friday that the government has been using state television to dishonour and discredit him.
Dr Gidada said the full facts leading up to his dismissal from the central committee of his party were not transmitted to the public.
Dr Gidada said that he had been forced to write this open letter as the OPDO had failed to make public a previous letter he had written to them.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/1414284.stm   (573 words)

  
 Ethiopian President Seeking Political Asylum in Italy
President Negasso Gidada made this unprecendented move during the second day of the 44th World Health Organization Conference on Malaria Eradication.
Gidada, as the head of the African Delegation of WHOCME, was to speak later today on the importance of continued funding for anti-malarial projects in the third world.
President Gidada, although a ceremonial head of state, has been in political hot water at home having to defend himself from charges within his own party and that of Ethiopian ruling coalition of having supported dissidents opposed to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
www.somaliawatch.org /archivemay01/010712101.htm   (275 words)

  
 Ethiopian Embassy Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
During discussions with President Negasso Gidada, the Italian head of state said that he was particularly impressed by the progress made in the democratization process, the liberalization of the economy and the determined strive for achieving self-sufficiency in food.
President Negasso Gidada on his part expressed happiness by the presence of the Italian head of state and said that the historic visit is another landmark in the fast growing relations between the two countries.
Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada has invited his Italian counter-part for the official visit which, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says, is indicative of the consolidation of friendly relations between the two countries.
www.ethemb.se /news_nov97.htm   (5096 words)

  
 AEGiS-AFP News: Ethiopia-AIDS: Ethiopia among hardest hit by AIDS: president - April 23, 2000
Some 9.3 percent of the population aged between 15 and 45 are HIV-positive, according to foreign experts, Negasso noted as he launched the National AIDS Council, state television reported late Saturday.
The council will coordinate efforts to contain the spread of the disease, Negasso said at the ceremony gathering several ministers, religious dignitaries, diplomats and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The body, headed by Negasso, includes top federal and regional officials, religious leaders and representatives of civil society and NGOs.
www.aegis.com /NEWS/AFP/2000/AF000475.html   (341 words)

  
 Aftermath of Eritrean Mereb-Setit Front Collapse: March 4, 1999
No confirmed reports of fighting came in Tuesday or Wednesday, leading to speculation that both armies were regrouping on the central front, where Eritrean troops still occupy localities that were under Ethiopian administration before the war flared in May last year, reigniting on February 6 after diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis proved fruitless.
Negasso stressed that Ethiopia's only goal in pursuing military activity was to regain invaded territory and ensure security.
Addis Ababa is determined to regain the country's "invaded territories", as the single objective of counter-attacks against Eritrea in their border war, President Negasso Gidada has stated.
www.geocities.com /~dagmawi/NewsMar99/Mar4_Eritrea_Conflict.html   (1475 words)

  
 Culture of Ethiopia Links
Negasso Gidada was born in 1943 in the town of Dembi Dolo in Western Wollega.
President Negasso graduated with a MA in History and Social Psychology from the University of Frankfurt in 1984.
Gidada returned home to Ethiopia in the summer of 1991 and later became a member of the Central Committee of the OPDO.
sellassie.ourfamily.com /culture/links.html   (1121 words)

  
 Africa Initiative: Revolutionary Democracy's 1st election daughter
If Dr. Negasso Gidada keeps on challenging the authority of the ruling regime, cripple him financially by stripping him of the limited resources he used to get from the public for his services as former head of state.
Negasso's next struggle would shift from being political to survival of his family.
This was evidenced last week when Meles Zenawi's parliament spokesman Dawit Yohannes stripped former President Negasso Gidada of all his privileges with a single stroke.
www.ethiomedia.com /newpress/africa_initiative_033005.html   (793 words)

  
 The Namibian | Africa News | Ethiopian president sacked from party key committee
On Friday, state radio said Negasso, whose presidential post is largely symbolic, had only been suspended from the central committee of the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation (OPDO), a member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary and Democratic Front (EPRDF).
Negasso, 58, has held the post since 1995 but his mandate expires this year, and parliament, which goes into recess in July, is expected to cast him aside.
Negasso walked out of the assembly on Friday, the official ENA agency reported.
www.namibian.com.na /2001/June/africa/01FE1BCF5E.html   (251 words)

  
 PRESIDENT NEGASSO ADDRESSES JOINT SESSION OF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
President Negasso Gidada has said in an address to the first joint session of both Houses of the second democratically elected parliament that the unity of purpose demonstrated by the people in the war against aggressors would be repeated in the struggle for development.
He said that there is no flicker of doubt that the common position of the Ethiopian people in the fight to ensure their country's sovereignty would be so much an evidence for the future struggle to bring about development, prosperity and a democratic political order.
In light of this, Dr. Negasso said food self-sufficiency and food-security programmes are given priority attention and added that with a view to benefiting from the suitability of the country to agriculture, the government will continue to make utmost efforts towards developing small-scale peasant farms.
www.ethiopar.net /English/curdvlp/presspar/par/2000/sep/1.htm   (594 words)

  
 EPRDF Member Organizations Hold Conferences
Explaining the reasons for his resignation, Dr. Negasso said the leadership of the OPDO has not taken any action when the rights of the Oromo peoples were violated.
President Negasso said he had not been invited to attend the various party conferences, which he said is a violation his rights as he was only suspended from central committee membership.
He said he was not given the chance to challenge his suspension from the central committee or explain the reasons why he walked out of the EPRDF meeting in June.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2001/09/07-09-01/EPRDF.htm   (474 words)

  
 PC(USA) - Mission Connections - Photo Albums - Dorothy Hanson
Negasso Gidada and his wife, Regina, with niece (grandchild of Solomon Gidada).
Negasso is the recent past president of Ethiopia and a friend of the Russell family members.
The Gidada Bible School in Dembi Dollo was named after Negasso’s father, a friend of Dorothy’s father.
www.pcusa.org /missionconnections/photos/hansondpage2.htm   (118 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Ethiopia reiterates right to defend sovereignty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA) - President Negasso Gidada of Ethiopia Monday opened the joint session of parliament by reiterating that the country reserved "the right to use force" to regain its territories still occupied by Eritrea.
He stated that Ethiopia's main occupation since the Eritrean forces launched their invasion in early May 1998 had been the restoration of the country's sovereignty.
Negasso said Ethiopia's objective is to build a society that is at peace with its neighbours.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/79cc4cc4df6a2fe7c1256808004f5f4b   (220 words)

  
 BBC News | AFRICA | Ethiopia's president criticises PM
Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada has accused the ruling EPRDF party of effectively carrying out a "coup", by appointing an army general to head one of the four main parties in the coalition government.
The president's office has confirmed that Dr Gidada wrote a letter to the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organisation (OPDO), saying that last month's appointment of General Abadula Gemeda to the helm of the party was an "illegal act".
The general, who was commander of the ground forces, is a close ally of Prime Minster Meles Zenawi and critics claim his timely move into politics, is an attempt by the prime minister to consolidate his position in the face of rising political dissent.
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/world/africa/newsid_1517000/1517540.stm   (461 words)

  
 Rüdiger Köppe Publishers - Jenseits der Dunkelheit, ISBN: 3-89645-441-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Gidada Solon lost his eye-sight at the age of five due to a smallpox infection.
Gidada Solon’s influence reached beyond his church activities, as evidenced by the following quote: “If I hadn’t received the truth of the bible from him, I don’t think I would stand where I am now.
The story of Gidada Solon proves impressively how far the work of the Christian missionaries in Africa and above all in Ethiopia has progressed, where the churches now themselves are taking up the missionary work throughout the world.
www.koeppe.de /katalog/katalog_detail.php?lan=en&ISBN=3-89645-441-2   (257 words)

  
 news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Making the announcement, Ethiopian president Negasso Gidada vowed to press on with the fighting until the eviction of enemy forces from its territory.
He was speaking in a radio and television broadcast to usher in Friday's 8th anniversary of the defeat of Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam's Derg regime, which ruled Ethiopia for 17 years.
Negasso said Ethiopia will use force to fully regain its sovereignty "if the dictatorial regime of (Eritrean president) Issaias Afeworki remains defiant to withdraw from our sovereign territories in accordance with the OAU peace plan."
www.ethiopiafirst.com /news/news339.html   (461 words)

  
 Oromia Online News
- Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada has accused the ruling EPRDF party of effectively carrying out a "coup", by appointing an army general to head one of the four main parties in the coalition government.
The president's remarks are likely to increase tensions although his term as head of state expires next month, supporters say he is unlikely to go quietly.
Ethiopian president on offensive - Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada says the government is carrying out a propaganda campaign against him to discredit him.
www.oromia.org /News.htm   (3395 words)

  
 AEGiS-AFP News: Ethiopia-AIDS: Ethiopia must fight AIDS: president - October 28, 2000
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 28 (AFP) - Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada has reiterated his call for a general mobilisation against AIDS in his country, official media said Saturday.
"Concerted efforts must be undertaken to mobilise the entire population to fight this fatal disease," Negasso said Friday, speaking in the capital Addis Ababa at a conference on AIDS prevention.
With at least three million people who are HIV-positive among a population of 60 million, Ethiopia is one of the countries on the African continent most affected by the disease, Negasso said in April.
www.aegis.com /news/afp/2000/AF001079.html   (283 words)

  
 Walta Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
President Negasso Gidada said that Ethiopia will deploy as much commitment as possible in the fight against the AIDS scourge as it had done in reversing foreign Aggressors.
Noting that Africa has been rendered more Vulnerable to the AIDS pandemic, Negasso emphasized that a more effective method was needed to combating the pandemic.
As regards activities focusing on the AIDS scourge in Ethiopia, Negasso noted that several important measures have been taken to fight it, including the formulation of the HIV/AIDS policy and the establishment of the National AIDS Council.
www.telecom.net.et /~walta/ennews/html/dec/ed031200/html/newsitem_6.html   (424 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Radio Ethiopia (November 30) reported that President Dr. Negasso Gidada has said that the Government of Ethiopia is ready to persist in the national drive to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS.
In a statement he made on the occasion of World Aids Day, Dr. Negasso said his government is prepared to work closely together with the public in the fight against the pandemic.
Preparations are underway to establish a governmental secretarial office and a national council charged with the task of coordinating the implementation of the program.
chora.virtualave.net /living-with-aids.htm   (621 words)

  
 ireland.com - The Irish Times - BREAKING NEWS
9.3 per cent of the population aged between 15 and 45 are HIV-positive, according to foreign experts, President Negasso noted as he launched the National AIDS Council, state television reported late last night.
The body, headed by President Negasso, includes top federal and regional officials, religious leaders and representatives of civil society and NGOs.
The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Mr Abuna Paulos, said for his part that the disease was "attacking the very productive forces of the country" and harming "national economic development and social progress".
www.ireland.com /newspaper/breaking/2000/0423/br14.htm   (183 words)

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