Ethiopia, 5 May 2016 - Ethiopian Football Federation has mutually parted ways with head coach Yohannes Sahle a year before the expiration of the contract.
JOHANNESBURG – One of Ethiopia’s most prominent opposition politicians has been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court along with three others after they sang a protest song during proceedings, AP reported.
Bekele Gerba, former deputy head of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, protested after the court withdrew a previous ruling requiring Ethiopia’s prime minister to appear as a defence witness. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says Bekele and the other defendants “wreaked havoc.”
Gerba was charged with terrorism and other offences after he was arrested in December 2015 during anti-government protests that raged across parts of Ethiopia.
Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s recent declaration to release political activists Gerba was one of the opposition figures expected to be released.