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    Mekele Univ. honors Bob Geldof, Kiros Alemayehu, the Robisons

    Mek’ele University today awarded honorary doctorates to four distinguished individuals on its 23 graduation ceremony. The awardees are Tigrigna music icon Kiros Alemayehu, rock star and Irish humanitarian Sir Bob Geldof and Max and Kathryn Robinson, founders of Nicholas Robinson School in Mek’ele city. Kiros Alemayehu, was a songwriter, singer and influential artist that is dubbed as [...]
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    Anti-Obama visit protesters assault Ethiopian VOA journalist

    Ethiopians protesting President Barak Obama’s upcoming travel to Ethiopia assaulted a journalist from an American radio station. The demonstration held in Washington DC, on Friday, was organized by anti-regime activists consisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans. United States’ President Obama is slated to travel to Addis Ababa, later this month, to meet Ethiopian and African Union [...]
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    UN experts to investigate Eritrea’s crimes against humanity

    The UN Human Rights Council extended both the period and mandate of the Commission investigating Eritrea’s human rights conditions. The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, which the Council established last year, had released its final report last month. In the report, the Commission said “the violations in the areas of extrajudicial executions, torture (including sexual [...]
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    Analysis: Egypt is losing its war against ISIS in Sinai

    (Yossi Melman) Wednesday’s terror attack was the largest ever carried out by the Sinai Province, Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate, since it began its fight against the government in Cairo some four years ago. It also marked the most painful blow suffered by the Egyptian military in its war on extremist Islamist terror, which it is bent on eradicating. It was a well-planned attack, [...]
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    British Amb.: Ethiopian election results bad for democracy

    Britain’s Ambassador said: “It is starting to sound as if the ruling party and its allies will have a 100 percent of the seats in parliament. And I think that is not good for democracy; that is what you get in places like North Korea. But actually in Ethiopia you need some diversity of opinion in parliament.” The Ambassador made the remark during an interview with the [...]

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