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March 26, 2011

Rebels Say Ethiopia Blocks Aid in Drought-Hit Region

Peter Heinlein | Addis Ababa March, 2011

A rebel group in Ethiopia’s arid Somali region has issued an urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance, accusing the government of blocking aid deliveries.The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) insurgent group says people and livestock are dying in Ethiopia’s Somali region as drought conditions deteriorate across the Horn of Africa. Continue reading “Rebels Say Ethiopia Blocks Aid in Drought-Hit Region”

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Ethiopia Advocates Overthrow of Eritrean Government

Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia at a ...
Prime Minister Meles

Peter Heinlein | Addis Ababa March , 2011

Ethiopia has announced a change in its foreign policy to actively advocate the overthrow of the government in neighboring Eritrea. Continue reading “Ethiopia Advocates Overthrow of Eritrean Government”

Ethiopia Accused of Detaining Activists to Deter Uprising

Ethiopia has detained dozens of political activists as part of what opposition groups say is a crackdown aimed at preventing a North African or Middle Eastern style popular uprising. Our correspondent in Addis Ababa says the crackdown is focused on the politically sensitive Oromia region, home to more than one third of the country’s population. Continue reading “Ethiopia Accused of Detaining Activists to Deter Uprising”

Egypt ‘Quickly’ Moves Toward Democracy

BY: LARISA EPATKO

Egypt’s march toward democracy — from protests in January toPresident Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in February andconstitutional changes in March — was more like a sprint. Author and blogger William Dobson, who recently returned from a visit to Egypt, sat down with Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the momentous turn of events, and where the process goes from here. Continue reading “Egypt ‘Quickly’ Moves Toward Democracy”

Time for a ‘Diplomatic Surge’ in Afghanistan

BY: STELLA CLINGMON

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images)

A group of 15 prominent former diplomats from nine countries says the time is now to begin a diplomatic push for a solution in Afghanistan that includes negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Continue reading “Time for a ‘Diplomatic Surge’ in Afghanistan”

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