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News Topic - Ethiopia

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The 'Rising Tide' helping business owners When Alfa Demmellash left her grandparents home in Ethiopia to join her mother in Boston at the age of 13, her family told her that America is like the land of milk and honey where you will never have to worry again. Though she had escaped great misfortun
New York Post | 4 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Dutch farmer on Ethiopia violence: 'I was terribly scared' When protesters torched a nearby Dutch-run farm in Ethiopia's Oromia region, Marc Driessen watched anxiously as smoke billowed above the horizon, fearing his own business would meet the same fate. The farm, some 125 kilometres (77 miles) south of Add
Yahoo! News | Oct 22, 2016 5:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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U.S. citizens urged to defer travel to Ethiopia -State Department The U.S. State Department urged U.S. citizens on Friday to defer all non-essential travel to Ethiopia because of ongoing unrest that has killed hundreds of people, led to thousands of arrests and prompted restrictions on diplomatic travel. The Ethiopian g
Yahoo! News | Oct 22, 2016 08:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ethiopia Using Emergency Law to Quash Protest Movement The state of emergency in effect in Ethiopia since October 8 is being used broadly to silence critical media voices and lock up suspected dissidents, according to a range of reports coming in from the country. More than 1,000 people who are considered rin
Voice of America | Oct 21, 2016 12:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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More Than 1600 Detained in Ethiopia Under State of Emergency At least 500 people have died in clashes with security forces over the last 11 months | Oct 21, 2016 03:20 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia Arrests Hundreds of 'Ringleaders and Bandits' in Effort to Quell Protests The authorities declared a state of emergency amid a wave of demonstrations by people who say the government unlawfully seized their land.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2016 9:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethiopia Arrests 1,645 'Ringleaders and Bandits' in Crackdown on Violence Ethiopian authorities said on Thursday they had detained 1,645 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2016 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fund in slain UI scientist's honor almost halfway to goal The GoFundMe campaign was started Oct. 6 after the death of Sharon Gray, who was struck by a rock as she and a group drove on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A scholarship fund honoring a former University of Illinois plant biologist killed in Eth | Oct 20, 2016 2:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Champaign, Illinois
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Ethiopia 'detains 1,600' under state of emergency The Ethiopian authorities has detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister tells the BBC.
BBC News | Oct 20, 2016 11:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
State of emergency likely to ramp up repression in fractured Ethiopia Protests by the Oromo ethnic group have led to spiralling violence and a crackdown on dissent that risks long-term instabilityNear a sacred volcanic lake for the Oromo people in the Ethiopian town of Bishoftu, a boisterous crowd seized an unusual opportun
The Guardian | Oct 20, 2016 09:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend