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A policy in delusion

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A policy in delusion

By Timo Deresu]- Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to build a tower whose top gets as far as the heavens. If one ignores all the negative intentions of the king and focus on his target of reaching the heavens, it showed his believe in God and a desire to bring […]

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2011 Eid ul Fiturr Celebration

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2011 Eid ul Fiturr Celebration
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Gadhafi’s fall and Meles Zenawi

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Gadhafi’s fall and Meles Zenawi

By Eskinder Nega Nero was famously eccentric in Roman times. He longed to be remembered for his theatrical abilities rather than leadership of one of the world’s greatest empires. But his other quirks were more horrifying than amusing. He imagined, for example, an implausible bed—yes, bed— which would commit murder. And there were the psychotic […]

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Coca-cola donates $1.4m to save lives in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

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Coca-cola donates $1.4m to save lives in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

Coca-Cola’s Central East & West Africa Business Unit donated $1.4 million USD toward hunger relief efforts in the Horn of Africa.‪‪‬‬ Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the parent company of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana donated $100,000 towards the relief effort. At a meeting with the Kenya Red Cross, Ethiopia Red Cross and Somali Red […]

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ONLF Blocks Chinese Oil Exploration Company From Operating

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ONLF Blocks Chinese Oil Exploration Company From Operating

Dhagahbur — The Ogaden National Liberation Front ONLF on Wednesday said it had blocked an oil exploration company from China to start explorations in the Ethiopian administrated Somalia region. Head of the information for ONLF’s Hussein Mohamed Nur said in an interview with Shabelle Media Network that they have been involved in fighting with Ethiopian […]

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Media Self-Censorship: Has It Gone Too Far in Ethiopia?

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Media Self-Censorship: Has It Gone Too Far in Ethiopia?

By Seble Teweldebirhan Addis Ababa, (Ezega.com) – One of the most important fundamental human rights guaranteed under both the Ethiopian constitution and international human rights instruments, which Ethiopia accepted and ratified, is freedom of expression, information and free press. The Ethiopian constitution in clear and certain terms provides everyone with the right to expression without […]

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What Should the World Do To Save Starving Ethiopians?

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What Should the World Do To Save Starving Ethiopians?

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Time Magazine on its cover page asked two weighty questions about recurrent famines in Ethiopia: “Why are Ethiopians starving again? What should the world do and not do” to help them? In my commentary last week, I gave ten reasons in response to the […]

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JOB FAIR at THE RIGHT STAFF – Tuesday, August 30th!!!

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Employer THE RIGHT STAFF Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Location All 3 THE RIGHT STAFF Offices – Edina, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Category Accounting, Administrative / Clerical, Customer Service, Engineering, Facilities, Healthcare, Human Resources, Labor / Trades, Manufacturing / Production, Marketing, Sales, Warehouse, Other Job Type Contract Employment Status Full Time Salary DOQ Further information […]

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Health Care Customer Service Representative

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Employer THE RIGHT STAFF Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Location South Metro Category Customer Service, Healthcare, Hospitality, Telecommunications, Other Job Type Contract Employment Status Part Time Salary $11.00 – 12.50/hour, DOQ Further information We are actively recruiting for part-time openings, typically morning hours for 20-30 hours/week. Hours for this role would typically be between 8:00am […]

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Recruiting Assistant

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Employer Humera – Administrative and Professional Staffing Posted Friday, August 26, 2011 Location Minneapolis, MN Category Administrative / Clerical Job Type Temporary Employment Status Full Time Salary $16.00 – $18.00 Further information Recruiting Assistant: Humera, formerly Dolphin Staffing, is hiring a Recruiting Assistant for a local railroad company located in downtown Minneapolis. Job Duties: •Prescreening […]

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20 year old Thomas Hagos accuses Kobe Bryant of hurting him

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20 year old Thomas Hagos accuses Kobe Bryant of hurting him

(LA News) Kobe Bryant denies that he hurt a young man out of anger because he thought the man was taking his picture in a San Diego church, an attorney for Bryant announced Tuesday. “Mr. Bryant is aware of the baseless allegations asserted against him,” said a statement issued by attorney Mark Campbell, “and is […]

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Wells Fargo to test $3 debit card fee

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Wells Fargo to test $3 debit card fee

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to test a $3 monthly fee for debit cards starting this fall. The San Francisco-based bank said the fee will be applied to checking accounts opened in certain states starting in October. The fee would be on top of the monthly service fees that Wells Fargo already charges for […]

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Meles Zenawi and the Weaponization of Famine

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Meles Zenawi and the Weaponization of Famine

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Author’s Note: On June 16, 2008, I published a special commentary (reproduced below in its original form) explaining the sysetmatic use of disinformation by Meles Zenawi, the dictator in Ethiopia for two decades, to deny widespread famine in various parts of Ethiopia and insidiously manipulate famine as a political and military […]

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Ethiopia camp – 10 children a day die

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Ethiopia camp – 10 children a day die

Geneva – An average of ten children under the age of five die every day from malnutrition and disease in Ethiopia’s Kobe refugee camp, the UN’s refugee agency said on Tuesday. “Since the Kobe refugee camp opened in June, an average of 10 children under the age of five have died every day,” according to […]

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2 in Fake Bomb Case to be Released

PHOENIX – Two of three suspects arrested in a fake bomb scheme will be released from jail Wednesday night, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Luwiza Daman and Shullu Gorado were accused of trying to sneak a fake bomb past security at Sky Harbor Airport. Once released, the African refugees will be turned over […]

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Somali refugees fight cholera and measles as hunger spreads

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Somali refugees fight cholera and measles as hunger spreads

Camps and hospitals are struggling to cope with the outbreak as more than 180 people die from disease A malnourished and dehydrated child lies on a bed in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu. Photograph: Ho/Reuters (The Guardian)Outbreaks of measles and cholera are striking down Somali children already weakened by hunger, resulting in dozens of new fatalities. […]

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UNESCO Urges Ethiopia To Halt Gibe III Dam

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UNESCO Urges Ethiopia To Halt Gibe III Dam

Green Prophet has followed the Renaissance Dam project for months, on which another Ethiopian dam project sheds some light. On its list of dams to be constructed, Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam project (formerly known as the Grand Millennium Dam) has drawn passionate commentary to our site. Despite the country’s inability to afford the dam and its […]

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Ethiopia ‘using aid as weapon of oppression’

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Ethiopia ‘using aid as weapon of oppression’

(BBC)A joint undercover investigation by BBC Newsnight and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that the Ethiopian government is using billions of dollars of development aid as a tool for political oppression. Posing as tourists the team of journalists travelled to the southern region of Ethiopia. There they found villages where whole communities […]

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Molla becomes first Ethiopian deputy Knesset speaker

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Molla becomes first Ethiopian deputy Knesset speaker

If both President Shimon Peres and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin were out of the country, Molla could serve as Israel’s president. MK Shlomo Molla (Kadima) was elected deputy Knesset speaker on Wednesday, and will become the first Ethiopian to fill the role when the Knesset summer recess ends in late October. If both President Shimon […]

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ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: “Silent crisis” as more Eritreans flee

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ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: “Silent crisis” as more Eritreans flee

(irinnews) ADDIS ABABA, 5 August 2011 (IRIN) – More and more Eritrean refugees, mostly educated young men, continue to arrive in Ethiopia, with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, expressing concern over the rising numbers. “Most say they left their country [to avoid] a prolonged military conscription, but they also say they want to join their […]

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Birtukan awarded Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

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Birtukan awarded Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

(Photo: File) By Abebe Gellaw The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has awarded its most prestigious fellowship to Birtukan Mideksa in recognition of her commitment for the advancement of freedom and her potential to bring about democratic change in Ethiopia, Addis Voice has learnt. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship program, named in honor of the two […]

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RAK maid sentenced to death in double murder case

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RAK maid sentenced to death in double murder case

Anna Zacharias (The National) RAS AL KHAIMAH // A housemaid was yesterday sentenced to death by firing squad for stabbing her employer 117 times and killing their 2-year-old daughter in a blaze. The Court of First Instance in Ras Al Khaimah heard the woman, 23, from Ethiopia, had worked for the family for only 10 […]

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Four UN peacekeepers (Ethiopians) killed, 7 injured by landmine in Abyei

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Four UN peacekeepers (Ethiopians) killed, 7 injured by landmine in Abyei

(CNN) — Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed Tuesday in Sudan’s contested region of Abyei when a landmine exploded during a patrol, the United Nations said. Seven more persons were injured, the U.N. said. The peacekeepers, all Ethiopians, were part of the U.N. Interim Security Force for Abyei and were patrolling Mabok, southeast of the […]

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Adopted Ethiopian girl Hana found dead, she was maybe abused

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Adopted Ethiopian girl Hana found dead, she was maybe abused

by ELISA HAHN / KING 5 News NWCN.com Adopted girl’s death prompts neglect investigation in Sedro Woolley SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. – An investigation into possible neglect is under way after an adopted 13-year-old girl died at a home in Skagit County. Hana Grace Williams, who was adopted from Ethiopia in 2008, was found dead on […]

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Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea, complete with unhinged president

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Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea, complete with unhinged president

em>Eritrea’s not known for much except good coffee and an abiding hatred of Ethiopia. So it caught the world by surprise when the UN accused the tiny country of planning and organising a massive terror attack on Addis Ababa, the capital of the African Union and of the hated Ethiopia. But given President Afwerki’s parlous […]

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Negasso and EPRDF: The Inside Story

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Negasso and EPRDF: The Inside Story

By Eskinder Nega Book publishing had its golden age in the ’60s and ’70s. So did theater. The singular genius of Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin, whose magnificent adaptations of Shakespearean plays are arguably the best of their kind anywhere in the world, inspired and to a large extent sustained a rare, lively world of African theater. It […]

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Sderot’s Hagit Yaso Captures Top Prize in “Israeli Idol”

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Sderot’s Hagit Yaso Captures Top Prize in “Israeli Idol”

21-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli’s rise to fame has a Canadian connection By: Daniel Horowitz As with all new olim, starting new lives in Israel, while exciting, comes with its share of challenges. For 21-year-old Hagit Yaso, whose parents left their native Ethiopia in the early 90’s for a brighter future in the Jewish state, growing up in […]

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Present but non-existing ICT in Ethiopia – Part II

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Present but non-existing ICT in Ethiopia – Part II

By: Timo Deresu timotazu@gmail.com The numerous feedbacks I received on my first article on the ICT sector in Ethiopia prompted me to sequel a second part to the article. In their comments, readers raised many concerns regarding the article ranging from the choice of the title “Present but non-existing ICT in Ethiopia” to specific argumentative […]

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The present but non-existing ICT in Ethiopia

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The present but non-existing ICT in Ethiopia

by – Timo Deresu (timotazu@gmail.com) As a tech-savvy person I always follow whats the current buzz in the tech world from the famous technology affiliated blog, TechCrunch. This week there was a piece about the vaporous Information Communication Technology sector of Ethiopia from a blogger who visited the country and had discussions with some people […]

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Ethiopia Corn Price Soars 61 Percent on East African Drought

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Ethiopia Corn Price Soars 61 Percent on East African Drought

(By Brian Latham) Corn prices have soared 61 percent in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, from this time last year, the partly U.S.-funded Famine Early Warning Network Systems said. The price of corn is also 56 percent higher than the five- year average, the organization, known as Fewsnet, said in an e- mailed statement today. […]

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Ethiopia, Famine and the Oxford Dictionary

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Ethiopia, Famine and the Oxford Dictionary

By Alemayehu G. Mariam Oxymorons (figures of speech that combine contradictory terms) can sometimes provide unique insights into the cognitive process. Consider, for instance, the phrase “honest politician”. Is there such a thing? It sounds so comical to talk about “efficient government”? How about an “emerging democracy”? That’s like saying a “little bit pregnant.” If […]

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A piece of Addis Ababa by night

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A piece of Addis Ababa by night

(monitor.co.ug) Unable to withstand the pangs of poverty, some girls in the Ethiopian capital are forced to roam the streets under the cover of darkness in search of money, writes Lee Marete. The streets of Addis Ababa are deceptively languid by day, the slow pace of life probably a manifestation of Ethiopia’s socialism and the […]

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Ethiopia: Unfreedom of Information

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Ethiopia: Unfreedom of Information

Life and Times of Democracy in Africa By Alemayehu G. Mariam The long march of democracy in West Africa seems to be well underway. In July 2009, I wrote a weekly commentary marveling about Ghana’s multiparty democracy. Wistfully, I asked the rhetorical question: “Why is democracy in motion in Ghana, and on life-support in Ethiopia?” […]

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Secret document reveals regime’s intolerance to critical views By Abebe Gellaw In Ethiopia freedom of expression was declared 20 years ago, when the military junta of Mengistu Hailemariam crumbled and Meles Zenewi came to power singing and preaching about liberty and democracy. After two decades in power, Meles Zenawi does not even tolerate the opinion […]

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Somali Refugees Fill UN Camp in Ethiopia Within One Month

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Somali Refugees Fill UN Camp in Ethiopia Within One Month

A refugee camp opened on the Somalia-Ethiopia border at the end of June is already full, forcing the United Nations to build another one, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. As many as 2,000 Somalis fleeing war and drought are arriving each day at three camps in Dolo Odo region of […]

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Ethiopian Man wins $238,000 in Virginia Pick 4 Lottery

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Ethiopian Man wins $238,000 in Virginia Pick 4 Lottery

onas says the winnings will help put his sons through college. (Photo: Virginia Lottery) When the children of an Alexandria restaurant owner graduate from college, they’ll have the numbers 3-6-2-3 to thank for it. Thanks to those four digits, in that exact order, Alemayehu Yonas is $238,000 richer – and it all started after winning […]

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25,000 housemaids from Ethiopia has been delayed

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25,000 housemaids from Ethiopia has been delayed

JEDDAH – The arrival of about 25,000 housemaids from Ethiopia has been delayed because of a shortage of flights from Addis Ababa, a senior official said here Friday. Ali Al-Qureshi, member of the National Recruitment Committee and a member of the Recruitment Committee at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), has urged the airlines […]

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Millions at risk of cholera in Ethiopia, WHO warns

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Millions at risk of cholera in Ethiopia, WHO warns

(Reuters) GENEVA — Five million people are at risk of cholera in drought-hit Ethiopia, where acute watery diarrhea has broken out in crowded, unsanitary conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Cholera, an acute intestinal infection, causes watery diarrhea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly […]

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MIDROC, Three Mines Lucky with 33tn in Gold Find

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MIDROC, Three Mines Lucky with 33tn in Gold Find

Arega Yirdaw (right), Midroc CEO, announcing the 33tn of gold find in the Jillaye Site, on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Sheraton Addis. Also in attendance (seated from left to right) are Terefe Mengesha and Getachew Hagos, executive vice presidents (EVP) of Midroc; Assefa Getahun managing director of exploration operations for Midroc Gold; and […]

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Africa’s Coffee Production May Drop 18% in 2011-12, ICO Says

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Africa’s Coffee Production May Drop 18% in 2011-12, ICO Says

(bloomberg) Coffee production in Africa may drop 18 percent in the 2011-12 crop year due to a smaller crop in Ethiopia, according to the International Coffee Organization. Output in the country, Africa’s biggest coffee grower, will drop to 14.4 million bags next season from 17.5 million bags in the 2010-11 crop year, the London-based organization […]

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Ethiopia Inflation Rate Climbs to 38.1% in June From Year Ago, Agency Says

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Ethiopia Inflation Rate Climbs to 38.1% in June From Year Ago, Agency Says

(Photo File) Ethiopia’s inflation rate climbed to 38.1 percent in June from a year earlier as food costs increased and the central bank boosted the money supply. Inflation accelerated from 34.7 percent in May, the Central Statistical Agency, based in the capital, Addis Ababa, said in an e-mailed statement today. Food prices surged 45.3 percent […]

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Judge skeptical of Obama administration arguments in suit by US citizen detained in Africa

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Judge skeptical of Obama administration arguments in suit by US citizen detained in Africa

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge reacted skeptically Tuesday to the Obama administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by an American citizen who says he was held in Africa for four months and allegedly interrogated more than 30 times by U.S. officials. At a two-hour hearing in Washington, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan […]

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