Our sources in Addis Abeba have confirmed that the city is under high surveillance today 27th January 2010.Residents and vehicles are being checked in every 10 meter distance.
“I think the Federal Police are looking for the”black box” in our pockets” said a young Addis Abeban describing the scale and manner of search being undertaken.Some army vehicles carrying machine guns drove through the town, checking the streets.
Main Roads of the city remained under high military surveillance.Agazi and Federal police forces are dispersed in every district of the city. Sources state that the main reason for the tension is due the 14th African Union Summit being held in Addis Abeba from 25 January to 02 February 2010 under the theme of ”Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development”.Many African heads of States and ministers are arriving in Addis Abeba to attend the meeting.
The summit agenda covers reports on the Peace and Security Council’s activities and the state of peace and security in Africa.The Heads of State and Government Summit is preceded by the 16th Ordinary Session of the executive council and the 19th Ordinary Session of the permanent representatives committee meetings to be held from January 28 to 29 and January 25 to 26 respectively. It also includes a report of the commission on unconstitutional changes Government and of the ministerial meeting on the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court.
Commentators fear the possibility that some opposition groups might use the event to oust the regime