spoke-n-heard

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ethiopian Massacre

In June and November of 2005, a 'massacre' took place in Nairobi, Kenya. It had been said by the senior Ethiopian judge that security forces murdered 193 unarmed protesters. At the time, they were protesting against election-related matters. Excessive force was thought to be used by security. Fourty teenagers were killed, and among those fourty a 14 year-old boy and girl were shot. The death toll rose because of the murder of 6 policemen. These ratings had the possibilities of increasing, but several people were too fearful to speak up.

The European Union's chief observer, Ana Gomes, feels as though Ethiopia's current regime is not beneficial to the people. It seems to "lack democratic legitimacy and is actually weak." Gomes believes this government is only leading Ethiopia to more poverty, war, and conflict. As most people know, this country is one of the poorest in the world. However, Britain took it upon themselves to aid Ethiopia by giving them $87 million in concern of how its government had been handling the incident. I'm almost certain Ethiopians were delighted to see this country humble themselves and do such a selfless act.

1 Comments:

  • M,

    You've done well these past two months as a writer. This week is no exception. Good job.

    Your average is an "A".

    "A" for this week as well.

    MB

    By Blogger Garrett Jackson, at 2:11 PM  

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