Archive | November 11, 2016

US ‘admits Somalia air strike killed allies, not al-Shabab’

(BBC)– An airstrike in Somalia that the US said had targeted al-Shabab actually killed 10 members of an allied local militia, US media report, quoting an unpublished Pentagon investigation. The US says it carried out the September strike to protect Puntland forces who came under fire during an operation against al-Shabab militants. The strike sparked […]

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US And The World Reacts To Trump Victory: HRW Daily Brief

(HRW) –We consider what’s likely to happen once Donald Trump becomes the new US President, as well as events that could unfold even before he takes office. In other news we look at the plight of Afghan refugees being forced back home from Pakistan, US-coalition airstrikes in Syria which reportedly killed civilians, one year of […]

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Ethiopia unrest and the troop withdrawals have come as a opportune boost for al-Shabab as they seize more territory. by Hamza Mohamed Moqokori, Somalia (Aljazeera) – As the clock ticked past 11am and birds nestling on the short dry shrub trees chirped away, a large group of young men in camouflage uniforms and black face-wraps […]

Inquiry Board Says 11,607 People Detained After Ethiopia Declared State of Emergency

Addis Abeba Nov. 11/2016 (Addis Standard) – The Inquiry Board established to look into the conduct of Ethiopia’s six-month State of Emergency said today that 11, 607 were detained in the wake of nationwide anti-government protests. Of those 347 were females. The board also published several detention camps throughout the country where detains are being […]

Ethiopian Security Re-arrest Rights Activist, Zone9 Blogger Befeqadu Hailu

Addis Abeba Nov. 11/2016 (Addis Standard) – Security member of the command post established to oversee Ethiopia’s six-month State of Emergency have this morning re-arrested human rights activist and blogger Befeqadu Hailu, Addis Standard confirmed. According to information, two security officers who have identified themselves as members of the command post have taken Befeqadu around […]

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