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2005-11-01 08:34:01

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Riot police in the Ethiopian capital fired at stone-throwing opposition supporters on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 18, in renewed protests over a disputed May election, hospital sources said. Ambulances rushed the casualties to two hospitals in Addis Ababa as police armored personnel carriers patrolled the central Mercato market area after the clashes. Hurling stones, demonstrators set up makeshift roadblocks of burning tires...

2005-06-29 10:50:38

By Tsegaye Tadesse NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Wednesday it may orderelection re-runs in some constituencies where fraud was allegedin May 15 elections that have provoked fatal protests anddamaged Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's reputation. Police shot 36 people dead and arrested several thousandearlier this month as street demonstrations and violenceerupted over the election that appeared to show Meles holdingonto power despite a surge from the opposition. Final results had been...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'