Call to free Ethiopia’s jailed Muslim protesters

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) — Muslim leaders in Ethiopia jailed as part of a “brutal crackdown” must be released immediately, the US-based Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, a demand dismissed by the government.... Read more »

Ethiopian Muslim Clash with Police on Ramadan1st Fasting Day in Anwar Mosque – VIDEO

The first fasting day of Ramadan started in clash Ethiopian Muslims and police. Ethiopian Muslims protestors throwing stones with police and no official report on the injuries. According to the government owned... Read more »
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Amnesty Warns Ethiopia, Rwanda Not to Trade Human Rights for Economic Growth

NAIROBI – Amnesty International is concerned that Rwanda and Ethiopia are overlooking their commitments to human rights for the sake of economic growth. A new report from the human rights group says... Read more »
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Members of U.S. Congress Urge Meles Zenawi to End Media Repression

Two members of the U.S. Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, have publicly voiced indignation at Ethiopia’s persecution of journalists under the leadership of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with both declaring that... Read more »

Fighting for Freedom of Speech in Ethiopia

Charlayne Hunter-Gault relates the travails of married journalists Serkalem Fasil and Eskinder Nega. By: Charlayne Hunter-Gault Crying onstage in front of a crowd is not my thing, but a few days ago,... Read more »

Ethiopian man burns himself to death in protest

Events in Ethiopia have taken a disturbing turn following reports that a teacher in his late 20s burnt himself alive last week in protest against the ongoing brutal clampdown on dissent in... Read more »

Moammar Gadhafi buried at secret site in Libya desert

Moammar Gadhafi, his son Moatassim and a top aide were buried at a secret unmarked location in the Libyan desert at dawn Tuesday with a simple Islamic burial ceremony, Libyan transition authorities... Read more »
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African dictators warned: ‘Your time is up’

(CNN) — Sudanese billionaire and communications mogul Mo Ibrahim has issued a warning to African leaders clinging to power, saying people are no longer prepared to put up with bad governance on... Read more »

Ethiopia:Gov’t Forces Arrested 5 People Including Eskinder Nega and Andualem Aragie

Two fierce critics of Ethiopia’s ruling party have joined a growing list of government opponents detained in recent days under a new anti-terrorism law. The latest to be arrested are a journalist... Read more »
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Gadhafi’s son captured; Libyan rebels push toward heart of Tripoli

AL-MAYA/TRIPOLI—The eldest son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Mohammad, told Al Jazeera television in the early hours of Monday that he had been detained by rebels and was being kept under house... Read more »