Alliance for Freedom and Democracy
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The Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AFD) is an Ethiopian political alliance formed 22 May 2006 from the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), the Sidama National Liberation Front (SNLF), the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), and the Ethiopian People's Patriotic Front (EPPF, also known as Arbegnoch Gimbar or Patriot's Front).
It was created when the leaders from the OLF called on all parties of what is currently the AFD and a few others that turned down the offer, to form an Alliance to coordinate their efforts in toppling the EPRDF regime led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Another opposition UEDF was once part of it until it left the coalition.
- Statement announcing the formation of the Alliance for Freedom and Democracy
- Ethiopia's largest opposition party has announced it has formed an alliance with four rebel groups.
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