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Upcoming Ethiopian polls carry lessons from past for journalists now

By   5 days ago

Covering Ethiopia isn’t easy for any journalist working in the Horn of Africa country. For years it has been ranked as one of the worst offenders for press freedom in the world and in April the Committee to Protect Journalists placed it fourth on their annual list of the 10-most censored countries, right after Eritrea, North Korea and […]

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ENOUGH WITH WHISPERING ABOUT MEDIA FREEDOM BY SIMEGNISH (LILY) MENGESHA

By   5 days ago

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese blogger “Dieu Clay” (left), and Simegnesh “Lily” Mengesha (right), on May 1, 2015. Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha is a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. The views expressed here are her own. For any ordinary person, engaging in discussion with the world’s most powerful leader feels […]

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THE TANGLED WEB WENDY SHERMAN WEAVES

By   2 weeks ago

BY- ALMARIAM In her Letter to the Washington Post, U.S. Undersecretary Wendy R. Sherman chastised the editorial board for “mischaracterizing her remarks” in its May 1 editorial.  At issue is what Ms. Sherman said and meant by her words during her press conference in Ethiopia on April 16. I addressed that issue at length in my commentary “Wendy […]

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A Saudi war fought with Eritrean troops?

By   2 weeks ago

  By: Mohammad Abu Fares Date of publication: 8 May, 2015 Analysis: Saudi Arabia has been cosying up to Eritrea, leading to reports the African nation will join Senegal in offering troops for the war in Yemen, says Mohammad Abu Fares. Eritrea could be the second non-Arab African nation to contribute troops to the Saudi-led alliance […]

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Kerry’s Surprise Visit to Somalia Part of Obama Administration’s Charm Offensive in Africa

By   3 weeks ago

  AFRICA John Kerry became the first US Secretary of State to make an official visit to Somalia, landing in Mogadishu on Tuesday morning for a last-minute meeting with top Somali officials sequestered in the capital city’s airport and walled in by seven-foot high sandbag barriers. The State Department informed the Somali government on Monday […]

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Al Shabaab Kills Somali Official and Bombs African Union Convoy in Wake of Kerry Visit 

By   3 weeks ago

    Share   Tweet AFRICA  Share  By Kayla Ruble May 6, 2015 | 3:35 pm Less than 24-hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic trip to Somalia, the Islamist militant group al Shabaab carried out a bombing on an African Union (AU) peacekeeping convoy near the capital city of Mogadishu today, while shooting […]

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BREAKING: Sisi receives Ethiopians returning from Libya at Cairo Airport

By   3 weeks ago

source THE CAIRO POST Sisi receives Ethiopians returning from Libya at Cairo Airport – YOUM7/Karim abdelaziz By THE CAIRO POST CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a number of Ethiopians returning from Libya at Cairo International Airport Thursday, as many Ethiopians began fleeing Libya after more than 25 of their countrymen were beheaded by the […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   3 weeks ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Slain Cop Kerrie Orozco Was Going to Bring Her Baby Home Thursday

By   4 days ago

  Michael Daly The Omaha police officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday was a day away from the release of her daughter Olivia Ruth—born prematurely in February—from the hospital. On Thursday, 3-month-old Olivia Ruth Orozco is scheduled to be released from the Nebraska Medical Center, where she has been in the […]

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ISIL releases video, claims execution of 10 Iraqis

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HomeMiddle East Iraq Sat May 9, 2015 9:33PM The screenshot taken from an ISIL video reportedly shows Iraqi hostages executed by the terrorists on May 9, 2015. The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have released a new video purportedly showing the execution of 10 people, this time in new-color jumpsuits, on espionage charges in Iraq. The video, released […]

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Why Obama is happy to fight Elizabeth Warren on the trade deal

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h1 id=”article-aft-title-118537612596″ class=”Font-A-6-110 title W-100″ data-reactid=”.0.$cover-mosaic-transition-group.$=1$cover-mosaic-0:0.$article-118537612596.0:$Pos-r.$article-inner-container.$inset-container.1″>  Matt BaiNational Political Columnist‎ May‎ ‎9‎, ‎2015   “She’s absolutely wrong,” Barack Obama said, before I could even get the question out of my mouth. He was talking about Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and populist crusader whom Obama helped elevate to national prominence. Warren generally reserves her more acid […]

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Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial BY DENISE LAVOIE MAY

By   3 weeks ago

  i BOSTON (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue and repeatedly dabbed his eyes and cheeks while […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   3 weeks ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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New British princess is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

By   3 weeks ago

CNN Don Melvin, CNN Story highlights Baby will be called Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge Middle name in honor of Diana, her paternal grandmother Charlotte was among the UK bookmakers’ favorites before the announcement London (CNN)And the princess has a name! The newest UK royal, a girl born on Saturday, has been named […]

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Man who taped Freddie Gray arrest said he was folded like a crab

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Man who taped Freddie Gray arrest said he was folded like a crab What’s Going On Baltimore Police Union Turns on Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby After Charges Announced Baltimore Police Union Turns on Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby After Charges Announced Dr Boyce Watkins: Stephen A Smith’s Baltimore comments were embarrassing and probably even racist Dr Boyce Watkins: […]

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Saudi-Yemen border clash kills 3 Saudi troops, Yemeni rebels Associated Press

By   3 weeks ago

Photo: Mohammed Huwais, AFP / Getty Images Image 2 of 2 Supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement brandish their weapons as they take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on May 1, 2015, against the Saudi-led military “Decisive Storm” air campaign targeting Huthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. Saudi Arabia said its […]

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Kenyan lawyer offers Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep, 30 goats to marry his daughter Malia

By   2 days ago

 Nairobi – A Kenyan lawyer has offered US President Barrack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Speaking to The Nairobian, Felix Kiprono said his dream is to marry one of Obama’s daughters, Malia, and he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when he visits Kenya […]

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Upcoming Ethiopian polls carry lessons from past for journalists now

By   5 days ago

Covering Ethiopia isn’t easy for any journalist working in the Horn of Africa country. For years it has been ranked as one of the worst offenders for press freedom in the world and in April the Committee to Protect Journalists placed it fourth on their annual list of the 10-most censored countries, right after Eritrea, North Korea and […]

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ENOUGH WITH WHISPERING ABOUT MEDIA FREEDOM BY SIMEGNISH (LILY) MENGESHA

By   5 days ago

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese blogger “Dieu Clay” (left), and Simegnesh “Lily” Mengesha (right), on May 1, 2015. Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha is a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. The views expressed here are her own. For any ordinary person, engaging in discussion with the world’s most powerful leader feels […]

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THE TANGLED WEB WENDY SHERMAN WEAVES

By   2 weeks ago

BY- ALMARIAM In her Letter to the Washington Post, U.S. Undersecretary Wendy R. Sherman chastised the editorial board for “mischaracterizing her remarks” in its May 1 editorial.  At issue is what Ms. Sherman said and meant by her words during her press conference in Ethiopia on April 16. I addressed that issue at length in my commentary “Wendy […]

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Kerry’s Surprise Visit to Somalia Part of Obama Administration’s Charm Offensive in Africa

By   3 weeks ago

  AFRICA John Kerry became the first US Secretary of State to make an official visit to Somalia, landing in Mogadishu on Tuesday morning for a last-minute meeting with top Somali officials sequestered in the capital city’s airport and walled in by seven-foot high sandbag barriers. The State Department informed the Somali government on Monday […]

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Al Shabaab Kills Somali Official and Bombs African Union Convoy in Wake of Kerry Visit 

By   3 weeks ago

    Share   Tweet AFRICA  Share  By Kayla Ruble May 6, 2015 | 3:35 pm Less than 24-hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic trip to Somalia, the Islamist militant group al Shabaab carried out a bombing on an African Union (AU) peacekeeping convoy near the capital city of Mogadishu today, while shooting […]

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BREAKING: Sisi receives Ethiopians returning from Libya at Cairo Airport

By   3 weeks ago

source THE CAIRO POST Sisi receives Ethiopians returning from Libya at Cairo Airport – YOUM7/Karim abdelaziz By THE CAIRO POST CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a number of Ethiopians returning from Libya at Cairo International Airport Thursday, as many Ethiopians began fleeing Libya after more than 25 of their countrymen were beheaded by the […]

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Baltimore Is Here': Ethiopian Israelis protest police brutality in Jerusalem

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Israel/Palestine Ben Norton Police clamp down on an Ethiopian Israeli protest against police brutality, in Jerusalem on April 30 (Photo: Lior Mizrahi) Ethiopian Israelis took to the streets of Jerusalem on the evening of April 30 to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Haaretz reports that approximately 1,000 protesters gathered, principally from the Ethiopian Jewish […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   3 weeks ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Meet 10 years old maths genius who is just enrolled at college

By   3 months ago

CNN Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who’s just enrolled at college Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN Story highlights Esther Okade is a 10-year-old British-Nigerian student She recently enrolled at the Open University in the UK Already top of her class scoring 100% in a recent exam Took A-level exams, a British secondary school qualification, last year […]

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PDP Will Rule Nigeria for Next 60 Years – Patience Jonathan

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Photo: Leadership Dame Patience Jonathan Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has declared that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, will continue to rule Nigeria the next 60 years. Mrs. Jonathan, represented by the Minister of Women Affairs, Zainab Maina, spoke at the party’s women rally in Sokoto on Tuesday. She said that Nigerian women had got […]

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Slain Cop Kerrie Orozco Was Going to Bring Her Baby Home Thursday

By   4 days ago

  Michael Daly The Omaha police officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday was a day away from the release of her daughter Olivia Ruth—born prematurely in February—from the hospital. On Thursday, 3-month-old Olivia Ruth Orozco is scheduled to be released from the Nebraska Medical Center, where she has been in the […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   3 weeks ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Manny Pacquiao in Boxing’s Big Matchup By JOHN BRANCHMAY 3, 2015

By   3 weeks ago

  For nearly 20 years, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has frustrated opponents in the ring with his cool calculation. He has been criticized out of the ring for his lavish lifestyle and outbursts of domestic violence. And he has navigated it all by winning habitually and becoming unapologetically rich. Manny Pacquiao, the mop-haired scrapper from […]

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Man who taped Freddie Gray arrest said he was folded like a crab

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Man who taped Freddie Gray arrest said he was folded like a crab What’s Going On Baltimore Police Union Turns on Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby After Charges Announced Baltimore Police Union Turns on Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby After Charges Announced Dr Boyce Watkins: Stephen A Smith’s Baltimore comments were embarrassing and probably even racist Dr Boyce Watkins: […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of crying Wolf About Irans Nucleair Weapons

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  BENJAMIN NETANYAHU’S LONG HISTORY OF CRYING WOLF ABOUT IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS BY MURTAZA HUSSAIN @mazmhussain YESTERDAY AT 10:40 AM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address the U.S. Congress tomorrow about the perils of striking a nuclear deal with Iran.  Netanyahu, not generally known for his measured rhetoric, has been vociferous in his public statements about the dangers […]

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Meet 10 years old maths genius who is just enrolled at college

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CNN Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who’s just enrolled at college Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN Story highlights Esther Okade is a 10-year-old British-Nigerian student She recently enrolled at the Open University in the UK Already top of her class scoring 100% in a recent exam Took A-level exams, a British secondary school qualification, last year […]

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Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website

By   3 weeks ago

Jon Fingas United Airlines can’t sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices… at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed outUnited’s lawsuit because the airfare website doesn’t operate in that jurisdiction. The move lets site owner Aktarer Zaman breathe a little, although he may only get a temporary reprieve. While United hasn’t said whether or […]

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Mercedes’ Bonkers self-Driving Concept Is Roaming San Francisco

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  Mercedes’ Bonkers Self-Driving Concept Is Roaming San Francisco Alex Davies Mercedes-Benz F 015 The German automaker’s CES contribution was a radical concept for a self-driving car. Outside, it looks a little bit like a space-age bar of soap. The interior is more intriguing. The front seats swivel 180 degrees, transforming the car’s center into a lounge-like communal […]

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Uber Buys Mapping Software,Signaling Growing Tensions With Google

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Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google Issie Lapowsky Uber Buys Mapping Software, Signaling Growing Tensions With Google Uber is finally loosening its chokehold on the billions of dollars it’s raised over the years, with the acquisition of deCarta, a mapping software business that was founded back in 1996. The acquisition, which Uber confirmed […]

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The Somali Woman Who’s Become A Global Star on Instagram

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The Somali Woman Who’s Become A Global Star on Instagram “When I go out, I try to look for beauty within the ruin.” Somali Instagram star Ugaaso Abukar Boocow is making headlines with her irreverent take on life in the country. The self-styled comedienne posts videos and photos of daily life in Mogadishu, countering negative […]

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Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. IF PROMISSED fair trial Lawyers says

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Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. if Promised Fair Trial, Lawyer Says BY LAUREN WALKER TECH & SCIENCE Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.MARK BLINCH/REUTERS FILED […]

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athe – and giving him special care, because Silas was born three months before his due

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  Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac Ben Brumfield, CNN Story highlights Silas Philips was born ‘en caul,’ with completely surrounded by his amniotic sac That’s very rare — it occurs in fewer than one in 80,000 births (CNN)We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a […]

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Ethiopia: Poetic Jazz @ Alliance Ethio-Francaise

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Alliance Ethio-Francaise in collaboration with Alle School of Fine Arts and Design has organized Tobiya Poetic Jazz yesterday, A-B-A-B-A, which was expressed as an experiment with rhythms of poetry, soundings, in-voicing, performing, rehearsing, translating and playing together. It is the third experimental get-together of poets, musicians and translators, based both in Addis Ababa and Berlin. […]

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Israeli PM Netanyhau Declines Invite From Senate Democrats

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Israeli PM Netanyhau Declines Invite From Senate Democrats WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an invitation to meet with Democratic Senators behind closed doors when he comes to the U.S. to address a joint session of Congress next month. “Though I appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe […]

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The “Cancer Stage of Capitalism”: The Ten-Point Global Paradigm Revolution

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By Prof. John McMurtry Global Research, January 02, 2015 Url of this article: http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-cancer-stage-of-capitalism-the-ten-point-global-paradigm-revolution/5422537   As we enter 2015, the global corporate system deepens and spreads in its eco-genocidal effects. But the dots are not joined in their common cause across domains. Money-value coordinates like GDP, commodity productivity and stock market indexes are still adopted […]

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