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Ukraine’s prime minister resigns as coalition falls apart

Ukraine’s prime minister resigns as coalition falls apart

New York Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, creating new uncertainty in his nation at a crucial moment in its military offensive against pro-Russian rebels in the east. The move was sure to distract Ukrainian politicians even as leaders from around the world push for unfettered access to the […]

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

OME — Jul 24, 2014, 12:17 PM ET Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, […]

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We Are All Andargachew Tsege!!!

July 24, 2014 Ginbot 7: Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy Special Statement and Call for Action We Are All Andargachew Tsege!!! The long and bitter struggle has now transitioned to a new chapter designated as “We are all Andargchew Tsege”. This communiqué briefly describes what this new chapter is about and what it constitutes. […]

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Ethiopian girls forced into marriage and divorce to get into the maid trade

BY DAVID SMITH Marry young, divorce early, join the overseas maid trade: Is this the only way out for Ethiopian girls? Up a bumpy, winding dirt track in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, past two bulls chewing pasture and a rondavel built from sticks and cow dung, is the modest home of Lubaba Abdella, its […]

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Ethiopia: Police investigate disappearance of Guelph coffee shop owner

GUELPH — Guelph Police are asking the public for more information about the disappearance of a prominent member of the city’s Ethiopian community. Seble (Mimi) Dietrich, 39, was last seen leaving her home on Vancouver Drive sometime between 12 p.m. on July 10 and 6 p.m. on July 11. She was seen driving in her […]

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Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis: On Gedion Zelalem and all things Arsenal

BY JEFF BRADLEY On Saturday night in Harrison, N.J., Arsenal will take on former star player Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls in a friendly. Unlike other English Premier League teams like Manchester United and Manchester City, who are going to be playing a number of preseason games on American soil, Arsenal is […]

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Ethiopians in Houston ready to confront Andargachew Tsige’s kidnappers on July 29

Ethiopians residing in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana will head to Houston on July 29 to confront PM Hailemariam Desalegn, Ambassador Girma Biru and other representatives of the ethnic apartheid regime in Ethiopia that has abducted Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige last month, recently massacred Oromo students, savagely attacked peaceful Muslim protesters, thrown in jail journalists […]

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41 organizations call for release of bloggers, jornalists

Freedom-now.org Washington, D.C.: Today, Freedom Now joined 40 other human rights and civil society organizations in a letter to Ethiopian Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn expressing grave concern at the continued targeting of journalists and bloggers on terrorism charges. The letter, also joined by organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the PEN American Center, and […]

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Sudan death sentence woman in Italy

ROME (AP) A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith arrived Thursday in Italy en route to the United States along with her family, including an infant born in prison. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi welcomed Meriam Ibrahim at Rome’s Ciampino airport, calling it “a day of […]

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Uganda blames South Sudan rebels for the failed meeting with Museveni

By Tekle Mariam ADDIS ABABA - The government of Uganda squarely blamed the rebels group lead by former vice president Dr Riek Machar for the failures of meeting between Uganda president, Yoweri Museveni and the delegation of rebels who jetted in at Entebe on Monday.  The rebels delegation led by the group’s powerful deputy, Gen Alfred Ladu […]

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