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28 August 2016 18:35 (South Africa)

Ethiopian opposition parties present common front

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

A coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties has presented a common manifesto for next year’s elections, saying it will field joint candidates in a bid to oust the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front that toppled dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991. The Forum for Democracy and Dialogue comprises eight parties representing Ethiopia's multi-ethnic population. It wants the elections to be monitored by the European Union. Hundreds of opposition members have been arrested in the past few years, with many detained in recent months, blocking talks between government and coalition parties over rules for the election.

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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