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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...

2006-02-20 08:24:49

By C. Bryson Hull ZALAMBESSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - It's hard to tell which stones are the rubble of war and which are the ingredients of reconstruction in the frontier town of Zalambessa. In 1998, Eritrea's soldiers invaded and destroyed this town on the disputed border with Ethiopia at the start of a two-year war in which 70,000 people were killed. Now, six years after a peace pact, Zalambessa's 12,000 people are rebuilding, stone by stone. But the hope that drives them is tainted...

2006-02-08 15:32:05

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Security Council on Wednesday gave the United States another 30 days to try and resolve the Eritrea-Ethiopia border dispute before considering any U.N. troop redeployment, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said. Eritrea has put severe restrictions on U.N. peacekeepers, raising tensions on both sides of the unmarked 620-mile (1,000-km) frontier between the Horn of Africa nations and fueling fears of a repeat of their 1998-2000 border war that...

2006-01-21 15:36:12

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has ordered a British journalist working for Associated Press to leave the country within 24 hours, accusing him of portraying it in a bad light, state television said on Saturday. Anthony Mitchell was summoned to the foreign ministry and told to leave. "Anthony Mitchell has been asked to leave the country in the next 24 hours because of disseminating information tarnishing the image of the country despite repeated advice not to do so," the...

2006-01-19 09:46:33

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa arrived in Ethiopia on Thursday to mediate in a border dispute with Eritrea after Asmara blocked her attempt to visit the disputed area, officials said. A U.N. source told Reuters that Jendayi Frazer was heading to the tense border. She is due back in the capital Addis Ababa on Friday to meet Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, opposition and civil society groups, said the source who declined to be named. U.S. officials said on...

2006-01-15 05:00:52

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States is throwing its geopolitical might into breaking the Eritrea-Ethiopia border deadlock but analysts say its only hope is to persuade Addis Ababa to fully accept the deal that ended a murderous war between the Horn of Africa neighbors. Washington is sending a delegation to the region this week to try to end a years-long stalemate between the countries, so divided over the enactment of a legally binding mapping of their common...

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...

2005-12-09 04:42:22

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court has sentenced to death one of Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam's top soldiers for genocide and abetting the murder of 971 people during the country's 1970s "Red Terror" campaign. The Federal High Court handed down the death sentence on Thursday to Major Melaku Tefera, who had been administrator of the former Gondar province, Ethiopian state television reported. Melaku, one of Mengistu's most feared aides known as...

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...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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