From Syria to China, Ethiopia to Sudan and anywhere in between, the life of opposition activists fighting against oppressive establishments is marked by constant peril and uncertainty--with varying degrees of severity.
The health and whereabouts of Ethiopia's strong man, Meles Zenawi, has been a subject of a whirlwind of rumors and speculations over the last few weeks. Depending on which source you prefer; Zenawi is either dead, clinically dead, vacationing, on doctor prescribed extended sick-leave or in Addis Ababa safe and sound, resting.
July 21 (OPride) – Ethiopia's Minister of Civil Service, former President of Oromia regional state and minister of Science and Technology, Junedin Saddo, is reportedly receiving treatment in South Africa after a car crash.
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopian police yesterday arrested an unspecified number of Muslim leaders involved in last week’s unrest in the capital, Addis Ababa, Communications Minister Bereket Simon said.
July 17 (OPride) --The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not “officially” aware of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s stay in Belgium, spokesman Joren Vandeweyer told OPride correspondent in Brussels.