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Ethiopia's Opposition Reaffirms Commitment to Non-Violence Pact

Ethiopia's main opposition coalition has reaffirmed its commitment to a non-violence pact with the government - a deal aimed at ending post-election violence in the country.

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy, or CUD, Sunday said it "unequivocally" accepts the terms of Friday's deal with Ethiopia's ruling party.

The pact was negotiated in an effort to stop recent violence sparked by last month's election results. At least 29 people were killed in a protest last week, when police opened fire on crowds alleging fraud during the vote.

Ethiopia's government has accused the opposition of engineering the protests and breaking the non-violence pact.

Meanwhile, opposition officials say CUD leader, Hailu Shawel, remains under house arrest for a second day. Officials say attempts to contact Mr. Hailu have failed because his telephone is not working.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.