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2006-03-07 09:34:44

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Three explosions rocked the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa at midday on Tuesday, injuring four people, police said. One blast hit the Lalibela restaurant in the southern part of the city, extensively damaging the structure. Restaurant manager Asnketch Makaonnen said the explosion was caused by a bomb planted in a flower pot outside. "I was in my office, when I heard the explosion. I came to the restaurant and I found it filled with smoke. We...

2006-02-24 08:12:00

By C. Bryson Hull ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - In Addis Ababa, the cool highland nights are no longer the only chill in the air. Fear has crept back into the wide boulevards of Ethiopia's capital since Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's government unleashed a harsh crackdown on opposition members and arrested thousands following post-election violence. "It's the 'Year of Living Dangerously,"' said a Western embassy official, referring to the 1982 movie, starring Mel Gibson, about political...

2005-12-28 22:19:45

LONDON (Reuters) - Western donors plan to withhold $375 million in aid from Ethiopia over the government's recent crackdown on opposition supporters, The Financial Times reported on Thursday. "We are very concerned and have taken principled positions, along with our development partners, on the recent disturbances," Ishac Diwan, the World Bank's country director, was quoted by the FT as saying. The $375 million involved is direct budgetary support. Diwan said until the situation...

2005-12-28 19:57:42

LONDON (Reuters) - Western donors plan to withhold $375 million in aid from Ethiopia over the government's recent crackdown on opposition supporters, The Financial Times reported on Thursday. "We are very concerned and have taken principled positions, along with our development partners, on the recent disturbances," Ishac Diwan, the World Bank's country director, was quoted by the FT as saying. The $375 million involved is direct budgetary support. Diwan said until the situation...

2005-11-19 21:11:06

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Abdilazik Hussein's tiny shop in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is full to the brim with white robes, headscarves and copies of the Koran. Usually, the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan allows the 32-year-old trader to rake in the biggest profits of the year as customers snap up his goods to offer each other in celebration of the Eid al-Fitr festival. But this year, he was forced to shut shop as riot police fired tear gas and live...

2005-11-13 06:42:08

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has released another 1,721 people detained in a massive round-up during clashes between police and protesters earlier this month which left at least 42 people dead, state television has said. The latest release brings to 4,435 those freed from jail in recent days after the crackdown by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's government on unrest over the disputed May 15 election. "Those who have been released from detention are those who were found not to have...

2005-11-05 09:32:40

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Two people were reported killed in northern Ethiopia on Saturday after a fifth day of political unrest that has shaken confidence in the vast African nation's stability. Residents in northern Amhara region said two students were killed in a clash between police and demonstrators in Debre Markos, 305 km (190 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa. Information Minister Berhan Hailu told Reuters: "So far it is not confirmed....

2005-11-05 05:01:09

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's capital was quiet but tense on Saturday after four days of political unrest that has shaken confidence in the vast African nation's stability. Some residents ventured out for the first time since street battles erupted this week between police and opposition protesters, in which at least 42 people were killed. Girma Teshome, a 30-year-old engineer stocking up on food at an Addis Ababa market, said he feared...

2005-11-03 12:40:58

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Three people were shot dead in the Ethiopian capital on Thursday, doctors said, in a third straight day of political unrest that has killed at least 42 and stirred fears for the giant African country's stability. The violence has prompted Britain to warn its citizens against non-essential travel to Ethiopia and both the European Union and African Union urged government and opposition in the country, the Horn of Africa's dominant power, to...

2005-11-01 09:57:38

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Six people were killed and at least 36 wounded in clashes between riot police and opposition supporters in the Ethiopian capital on Tuesday, a sign of persistent political tension in Africa's top coffee grower. Riot police in Addis Ababa firing at stone-throwing protesters killed five people and wounded 18, hospital sources said, in a new backlash against a disputed May election. Government officials said one police officer was killed in...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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