Eritrea condoms the attack at Ethiopia rally, the first country to do so

Eritrea Condemns Attack at Ethiopia Rally: Eritrean Envoy to Japan

Eritrea condemned a grenade attack at a rally in Addis Ababa attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Eritrea’s ambassador to Japan wrote on Twitter.

“#Eritrea strongly condemns the attempt to incite violence, in today’s AA demonstration for peace, 1st of its kind in history of #Ethiopia.” Ambassador Estifanos Afeworki said on Twitter.

Ethiopia and Eritrea have long been at loggerheads over a border dispute. But Abiy stunned Ethiopians this month by saying he was ready to fully implement a peace deal with Eritrea that was signed in 2000 after a two-year war and which Addis Ababa had previously refused to implement without further talks.



Patriotic Ginbot 7 condemns assassination attempt on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

PG7 condemns in the strongest terms possible the assassination attempt on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed while attending a peaceful rally in Mesqel Square.
The peaceful rally was organized to support the reform movement taking place in Ethiopia and to show solidarity for the new Prime Minister,

This heinous and barbaric act that has injured scores of people with unconfirmed reports of death is a terrorist act carried out to derail the reform movement and frustrate the demands of the Ethiopian people for fundamental change in the country.

PG7 firmly stands in solidarity with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Ethiopian people in this joyful and at the same time sad day.
We extend our deepest condolences to the victims families. We urge the Ethiopian people who have sacrificed so much in their struggle for a democratic Ethiopia to stay vigilant against the enemies of change who are determined to derail the reform movement through violence and mayhehm,

PG7 believes a bright future beckons in Ethiopia. We will work to bring all our people together to build a democratic Ethiopia based on good governance, strong democratic institutions, inclusive development, peace and security. Let’s all stand together shoulder to shoulder to make the bright future we envision a reality.

God bless Ethiopia and its people!

Patriotic Ginbot 7

‘Assassination attempt’ on Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa

“The president has been successfully evacuated. He is at the provincial headquarters in Bulawayo,” spokesman George Charamba told AFP by telephone.

“We think it was an explosion, which certainly happened very close to the podium where the personalities were,” Charamba continued, without further clarification.

Nick Mangwana, the chairman of ZANU-PF in the United Kingdom says some of the injured include Dr. Engelbert Rugeje, Mrs Mabel Chinomona and Mrs Marry Chiwenga among other dignitaries.

Dr O Mpofu the Minister of Home Affairs who is also the Zanu PF Sec4Admin is out the country but confirms there has been explosion President is safe. Among those injured are Dr Rugeje, Mai Chinomona, Mrs Chiwenga (leg) and other VIPs.

According to several witnesses, the explosion was felt when the head of state, candidate of the ruling party, Zanu-PF, in the presidential election scheduled for 30 July, had just finished his speech in front of several hundred of his supporters.

The meeting was held in a stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city, considered an opposition stronghold.

The presidential and legislative elections on 30 July are the first to be held since the November resignation of President Robert Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe with an iron fist since independence in 1980.

Released by the army and the Zanu-PF, Mr. Mugabe was replaced by Mnangagwa, his former vice president.

Mnangagwa is largely expected to win the presidential election against a divided opposition.

Addis Abeba police deputy commission have been detained hours after he gave statement on ETV

Few hours after he appeared on national TV, Girma Kassa has been arrested.
Nine security officials including the deputy commissioner of Addis Ababa Police Commission have been detained in relation to the Saturday June 23, 2018 bomb explosion at the rally held in Addis Ababa in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD)