Monthly Archives: March 2007

Attacks on insurgents rock Mogadishu, ceasefire over

By Sahal Abdulle MOGADISHU, March 29 (Reuters) – Fighting erupted across the Somali capital on Thursday when allied Ethiopian [Woyanne] and Somali government troops poured onto the streets with tanks in what appeared to be a major push against insurgents, witnesses said. Breaking a shaky ceasefire in place since the weekend, the Ethiopian and Somali […]

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Rally to Address Inadequate News Reporting in the Horn of Africa

By Abdi Galgalo Silently, the Horn of Africa has become the Bush Administration’s new “war on terror” franchise. This joint venture of the United States and the terrorist ethnocratic regime of Ethiopia has led many in the region to question the meaning of this “war on terror” and at what and whose cost it is […]

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Acid attack on woman shocks Ethiopia

By Amber Henshaw BBC News ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Kamilat Mehdi, 21, had a bright future ahead of her. She dreamt about doing a degree and becoming an air hostess. All that changed one night when she was walking home from work with her two sisters and a stalker threw sulphuric acid in her face. […]

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Ethiopian in Atlanta accused of Khat possession

By SEAN O’SULLIVAN, The News Journal Mohamed Kamal Kabira Smyrna Police Department WILMINGTON — A federal judge today found no probable cause that an Ethiopian student living in Smyrna was intending to distribute the potent drug, cathine, a component of the plant khat, essentially dismissing the charge. However, Magistrate Mary Pat Thynge did find there […]

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Up to 100 Somalis, Ethiopians feared drowned

Geneva, Switzerland (Reuters) – At least 29 people were killed and 71 reported missing after knife-wielding smugglers forced about 450 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the sea off Yemen, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday. The incident, the latest in a series involving smugglers’ boats carrying people across the Gulf […]

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Explosion rocks Ethiopian base in Mogadishu

By Mohamed Abdi Farah (SomaliNet) A heavy explosion has occurred inside one of the compounds housing the Ethiopian [Woyanne] forces in northern suburb of Somalia capital Mogadishu on Monday – there is immediate casualty on the blast. Witnesses told Somalinet that the explosion rocked the Ethiopian base in El-Irfid area in north of the capital […]

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The need for a moratorium on ‘cross-suite’

By Workie Briye The type and the magnitude of court litigation in this country, to wit USA, offers a large menu of analogy for discussing the kind of chaos that is often witnessed with in our struggle for democracy. As a legal jargon, like any other slang, is not always fun to read for many […]

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Woyanne broke Mogadishu ceasefire

By Mohamed Amin Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu) – The second round of meeting by the Ethiopian military officials and elders of powerful Hawiye tribe in the Somalia capital Mogadishu Saturday has ended in failure after the Ethiopians informed the Hawiye men that they would carry out house to house search operations in the capital. The […]

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Opposition trial update

It was a beautiful morning and we all arrived early in order to get a seat, as it was rumored that they would only be allowing a limited number of people inside the courtroom today. There was an unusual feeling of excitement in the air, and even the most skeptical among us dared hope that […]

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Truce' after Somali gun battle

BBC Elders from the dominant clan in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have reached an informal truce with the Ethiopian army after two days of heavy fighting. More than 20 people have died in clashes between insurgents and Ethiopia-backed government forces. The Ethiopian army last year helped the interim government drive out an Islamist group, which […]

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Truce’ after Somali gun battle

BBC Elders from the dominant clan in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have reached an informal truce with the Ethiopian army after two days of heavy fighting. More than 20 people have died in clashes between insurgents and Ethiopia-backed government forces. The Ethiopian army last year helped the interim government drive out an Islamist group, which […]

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Another delay in trial of former Norfold State University professor in Ethiopia

By MATTHEW BOWERS, The Virginian-Pilot Yet another delay occurred today in the Ethiopian trial of Yacob Hailemariam, a former Norfolk State University business professor arrested after 2005 election protests in his home country. That means he and more than 70 co-defendants facing treason and genocide charges must wait to hear whether they’ll be released or […]

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Eleven Ugandan soldiers killed in Mogadishu plane crash

Mogadishu (Sh.M.Network) A cargo aircraft that was flying over low level has been shot down by unknown gunmen with anti aircraft rocket over eastern the Somalia capital Mogadishu late Friday. The plane which took off the airport around 5:00pm local time has got crashed after it was hit by a rocket fired from the ground […]

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Seven dead in Mogadishu heavy fighting

By Mohamed Olad Hassan, AP MOGADISHU – Somali and Ethiopian troops entered an insurgent stronghold in central Mogadishu on Wednesday, setting off a battle in which at least seven people were killed and 10 were wounded, witnesses and medical officials said. Hundreds of masked insurgents confronted the government forces, which were supported by tanks and […]

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Democracy and the War on Terrorism: The Curious Case of Ethiopia

By Adugnaw Worku Ethiopians have been confused and puzzled by America’s indifference to the on-going political crisis in their homeland. During the 2005 Ethiopian election and after, conventional wisdom among Ethiopians assumed that The United States would stand with them in their fight for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. They underestimated the […]

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A Night Vigil for Hostages in Ethiopia

By Tedla Asfaw I read yesterday a report by BBC about the night vigil in Addis Ababa, Anglican church for the release of Ethiopian hostages in Eritrea. In front of Downing Street in London, Ethiopian Diaspora have been holding vigil for the last month or two for the “hostages” or political prisoners held by Melese […]

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GEBRESADIK v. GONZALES

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Berhane Kifle GEBRESADIK, Petitioner, v. Alberto GONZALES, Attorney General of the United States of America, Respondent. Counsel who presented argument on behalf of the petitioner was Phillip F. Fishman of Minneapolis, MN. Counsel who presented argument on behalf of the respondent was Lonnie F. Bryan, AUSA, […]

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Ethiopian-American artists make their mark

By Neda Ulaby, NPR’s Morning Edition A generation of Ethiopian Americans is making its mark on the arts. They are part of a wave of young people whose families fled Ethiopia in the 1970s and who came of age in the United States. Their writing, music and art are adding a new chapter to the […]

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U.S. Congress writes to Condoleezza Rice

“We strongly urge you to insist the government of Ethiopia to unconditionally release the political prisoners, end arbitrary arrests, hold those security personnel who killed innocent civilians accountable, and institute reform so that history will not be repeated…” – letter Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [pdf]

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