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2006-03-14 07:45:07

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia jails more journalists than almost any other African country with 16 behind bars and most facing treason and genocide charges that could lead to the death penalty, a rights body said on Tuesday. Julia Crawford, Africa program coordinator for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), also said she feared the detained journalists might not get a fair trial. Most were arrested in the aftermath of disputed elections in May 2005 when thousands...

2005-11-05 15:33:43

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Saturday an independent commission of inquiry would be set up to investigate political unrest that has shaken confidence in the African nation's stability. In an interview with Ethiopian state media, Meles said the government and police had a right to protect property and lives. "Although they had to use force, they are not required to use excessive force," he said. "An...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.