Archive | January 14, 2017

Refugee crisis: More than 100 asylum seekers drown as boat sinks

Refugee crisis: More than 100 asylum seekers drown as boat sinks in the Mediterranean Sea Disaster comes day after more than 550 migrants rescued between Libya and Italy (Independent) — More than 100 refugees have drowned after a boat sank in rough conditions in the Mediterranean Sea as the crisis shows no sign of slowing. […]

Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid WASHINGTON (The New York Times) — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even […]

Jailed Ethiopian journalist starts hunger strike

An outspoken Ethiopian journalist, has started a hunger strike in prison demanding his release. Anania Sorri was arrested under emergency law enacted last year to crack down on anti-government protests. Al Jazeera’s Emike Umolu reports

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Tensions resurface in Ethiopia’s Amhara region after hotel attack

Tensions resurface in Ethiopia’s Amhara region following hotel attacks blamed on ‘anti-peace forces’ By Ludovica Iaccino Months of anti-government protests in Amhara and Oromia in 2016 led government to declare state of emergency. Ethiopia declares state of emergency after civil unrest Reuters London (IBTimes) — The Ethiopian government has blamed “anti-peace” forces for a grenade […]

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms in protest of the persecution of the Oromo people as he crosses the Olympic marathon line in Rio de Janeiro. JESO CARNEIRO

Feyisa Lelisa runs in exile after his protest in Rio – Houston Chronicle

Feyisa Lelisa runs in exile after his protest in Rio – Houston Chronicle (Houston Chronicle) — He’s the loneliest of long-distance runners, a man far removed from his country and his family. These days, Feyisa Lelisa runs not for personal glory but for emotional therapy and for a purpose that he believes to be far […]

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