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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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Newspaper Editor Requests Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi to Resign

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Newspaper Editor Requests Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi to Resign

By Seble Teweldebirhan (Ezega.com) – Last Friday the Editor of Fitih, a local Amharic weekly newspaper, Temesgen Desalge, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi requesting his immediate resignation. The letter published on Friday July 1, 2011 on Fitih Ande Belu column was unusual for many who thought Temesgen took a whole lot […]

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Birtukan Mideksa urges compatriots to stand in unison

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Birtukan Mideksa urges compatriots to stand in unison

By Abebe Gellaw Washington DC–Ethiopia’s freedom icon Birtukan Mideksa heartedly thanked her fellow Ethiopians here on Sunday for their unreserved support during her incarceration and urged them to unify in celebration of their country regardless of the fact that it is still neither a land of freedom nor justice. In a remark she made at […]

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IGAD calls on Eritrea to cease and desist from its destablizing activities in the region

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IGAD calls on Eritrea to cease and desist from its destablizing activities in the region

The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, called on the Eritrean regime to immediately desist from its destabilizing activities in the Horn of Africa and calls on the African Union and the U.N Security Council to fully implement the existing sanctions and impose additional sanctions on the regime. In a strongly […]

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Oxfam needs $80m as food crisis deepens in 3 African countries

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Oxfam needs $80m as food crisis deepens in 3 African countries

Nairobi. Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to a massive food crisis facing over 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. The agency needs about $80 million to reach 3 million people in dire need of clean water, food and basic sanitation. “The aid effort faces enormous hurdles. There […]

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SOS: Dissent and terrorism in Ethiopia

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SOS: Dissent and terrorism in Ethiopia

By Eskinder Nega Entrapment is often a controversial but yet an established component of law enforcement even in democracies. But true to form the controversy is wholly absent in authoritarian countries. Entrapment is embraced with spiteful fervor. It is an elemental attribute of tyranny. But more often than not it is the gullibly innocent rather […]

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UN: 2 killed as Somalis flee to Kenya refugee camp

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UN: 2 killed as Somalis flee to Kenya refugee camp

GENEVA — Two people were killed and dozens injured when a riot broke out at Africa’s biggest refugee camp this week, a sign the influx of Somalis to neighboring Kenya is straining resources and nerves at the city-sized site known as Dadaab, the United Nations said Friday. The U.N. refugee agency said the “serious disturbance” […]

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Ethiopian Lawmakers Will Vote on Proposed Budget Next Week

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Ethiopian Lawmakers Will Vote on Proposed Budget Next Week

Ethiopian lawmakers will vote next week on a proposed 39 percent increase in spending to fund infrastructure programs and projects aimed at improving food security, a Finance Ministry official said. Expenditure will rise to 117.8 billion Ethiopian birr ($6.9 billion) in the fiscal year to July 7, 2012, while revenue and foreign grants are forecast […]

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Ethiopia plans power exports to neighbours

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Ethiopia plans power exports to neighbours

(Mail) Ethiopia plans to sell power to Sudan, Yemen, Kenya and even Egypt, with whom it is at odds over the Nile’s waters, as it ramps up power production to become a major exporter in the continent, its utility said. It aims to produce 20,000 megawatts (MW) of power within the next 10 years, part […]

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On the Democratization Process

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On the Democratization Process

By Messay Kebede This is not a response to the numerous reactions generated by my previous article titled “Meles’s Political Dilemma and the Developmental State: Dead-Ends and Exit” Some of the reactions raised serious and legitimate questions; others emanated from misunderstandings of the actual contents of the article; still others drifted more toward acrimony and […]

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Dr. Berhanu Nega and Dr. Beyan Assoba on ESAT TV

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Dr. Berhanu Nega and Dr. Beyan Assoba on ESAT TV
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Ethiopia may become World’s largest country by 2150, ranked 7th in 2050

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Ethiopia may become World’s largest country by 2150, ranked 7th in 2050

According to a US Census Bureau report, Ethiopia is projected to become the 7th most-populous country in the world by the year 2050. At the current rate of growth, analysts predict that Ethiopia will become the largest country in the world by the year 2150. According to the Unites States census bureau, Ethiopia will more […]

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Oil pipeline through Ethiopia

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Oil pipeline through Ethiopia

(khaleejtimes) DUBAI – The breakaway region of Sudan, to be known from July 9 as the Republic of Southern Sudan (RoSS), is planning an oil pipeline through Ethiopia as one of its option to circumvent the 2005 oil sharing agreement with Khartoum, South Sudan’s oil minister Dr Luol Deng said in Dubai on Tuesday. Producing […]

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Ethiopian rebels: We handed over two aid workers we were holding

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Ethiopian rebels: We handed over two aid workers we were holding

(AHN) Members of an Ethiopian rebel group on Tuesday said they had released two United Nations employees to the food agency they work for near the border with Somalia. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) said in a statement the transfer of the World Food Programme workers took place on Monday. The ONLF accused Ethiopia […]

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No to “Grand Coalition” with the EPRDF

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No to “Grand Coalition” with the EPRDF

(By Eskinder Nega) There is bitter irony to the story of the large Ethiopian Diaspora in the US. No more is it only large in sheer numbers but it’s also progressively more and more successful, impishly enticing the nation’s best and brightest to leave their native land. Two cases illustrate this unfolding saga of immigrants’ […]

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UN: 9 million need aid in drought-hit East Africa

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UN: 9 million need aid in drought-hit East Africa

(Associated Press) Save the Children warns that tens of thousands of people are fleeing drought-hit areas of eastern Africa – with millions more under threat – as conditions become increasingly “dire”. Around 20,000 have arrived at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya in the last two weeks – many having trekked for more than a […]

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Video: Car crashes into Ethiopian man in America

A car is seen smashing into a shop worker before reversing and speeding off in terrifying footage of a hit and run. Gejea Ejeta from Ethiopia, 24, was left for dead after a Dodge Calibersent him flying through the window. The 7-Elevenworker, from Philadelphia, had been putting out the trash when the car hit him […]

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ETHIOPIA-SUDAN: Over 4,000 Ethiopian troops for Abyei peace mission

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ETHIOPIA-SUDAN: Over 4,000 Ethiopian troops for Abyei peace mission

ADDIS ABABA, (IRIN) – The 4,200-strong Ethiopian brigade due to be deployed on a proposed peace-keeping mission in Sudan’s troubled Abyei region will focus on civilian protection, according to the Ethiopian government. “Ethiopia will deploy one brigade of troops to Abyei after both Northern and Southern Sudan fully withdraw their forces from the region,” said […]

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Ethiopian forces await UN approval to deploy in Abyei, says army chief

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Ethiopian forces await UN approval to deploy in Abyei, says army chief

“Our army is very well experienced in various peacekeeping missions across Africa and is trusted by the Sudanese parties,” Samora told the state ETv. The deployment is part of the agreement signed between Khartoum and Juba last Monday. According to the agreement, the armies of both sides would withdraw from the disputed region ahead of […]

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BED BUGS

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BED BUGS

This article was contributed by the Karen Organization of Minnesota as part of an ongoing series by the MDH Refugee Health Program. Special thanks to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Division of Environmental Health at the Minnesota Department of Health, University of Minnesota Medical Students, and the St. Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health. […]

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The Fakeonomics of Meles Zenawi

By Alemayehu G. Mariam There is the economics of Adam Smith, the intellectual father of capitalism. There is Levitt & Dubner’s freakonomics of weird stuff. Then there is the fakeonomics (economics by gimmickry) of Meles Zenawi, the dictator in Ethiopia and author of the five-year “Growth and Transformation Plan” (GTP). Zenawi forecasts a “not unimaginable” […]

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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu wins 2011 OUTSTANDING BUSINESSWOMAN Award

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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu wins 2011 OUTSTANDING BUSINESSWOMAN Award

Chosen from a field of deeply distinguished business leaders from across the continent, Bethlehem becomes the first Ethiopian to ever win the award! London, United Kingdom, June 23 2011 – Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu , founder and managing director of trailblazing footwear brand soleRebels has been named Outstanding Businesswoman at the 2011 African Business Awards . […]

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Pentagon Scare Suspect, Yonathan Melaku, Linked to Virginia Shootings

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Pentagon Scare Suspect, Yonathan Melaku, Linked to Virginia Shootings

Above: Yonathan Melaku has been linked to the October 16 shootings at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in VA. Tadias Magazine News Update Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011 New York (Tadias) – Lance Corporal Yonathan Melaku, the 22-year old Marine reservist, who was detained for trespass last Friday morning at Arlington National Cemetery […]

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Ethiopians trapped in Yemen are being evacuated

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Ethiopians trapped in Yemen are being evacuated

(BBC) Nearly 2,000 Ethiopian migrants trapped in violence-hit Yemen are being evacuated, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. It said it had so far flown out 275 Ethiopians, some of whom had gun-shot wounds. Yemen has been hit by months of instability, caused by the president’s refusal to bow to opposition demands to quit. […]

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