|Ethiopia - Developments 25th
- 27th March
Mar 27 -
British MP Says UK
Gov't Did Not Reduce Commitment to Ethiopia
- The British Member of Parliament, John Austin, said
"people should not be misled into thinking the UK
government in anyway reduced its commitment to
Ethiopia". He further underscored that Ethiopia's
success in fighting poverty is important for Africa's
overall attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Speaking at the annual Ethiopian Cultural Evening held
this week at the House of Commons in London, John
Austin, who is also Chairman of Parliamentary Ethiopia
Group, stated that there are enormous improvements
registered by the country in the agricultural sector.
Charge Withdrawn for CUD Defendants -
The Federal High Court hearing and trying the case of
CUD top leaders, journalist et al charged with crimes of
treason and genocide, has granted permission to the
public prosecutor to withdraw the charge instituted
against 18 of the 129 accused, including the VoA five.
The court also ruled allowing the withdrawal of the
alleged offences charged and described separately as
count number four.