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2005-11-18 12:36:05

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Friday that unrest in its restive regions was under control after allegations by rebel groups this week of a massacre in the east and an uprising in the south-west. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a group of ethnic Somalis fighting for the independence of their large eastern region, said government troops shot dead at least 30 prisoners and civilians in Qabri-daharre town on Tuesday. And the Oromo Liberation...

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 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...

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...

2005-11-04 14:32:34

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Political unrest erupted beyond Ethiopia's capital on Friday, reportedly claiming four lives in a northern town, amid mounting international concern for the African giant's stability. The four were killed and 11 people were wounded in the town of Bahir Dar, state-run television reported regional police officials as saying. It gave no further details of the deaths, the first outside Addis Ababa since the latest troubles...

2005-11-04 12:19:24

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Political unrest erupted beyond Ethiopia's capital for the first time on Friday in a development likely to deepen concern for the African giant's stability after days of bloody disturbances in Addis Ababa. In the capital, a measure of calm returned despite sporadic gunfire in the morning as police scattered groups of protesters. There was no repeat of the large street battles seen on the three previous days in which 42...

2005-11-04 08:31:41

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Gunfire echoed sporadically around Addis Ababa for a fourth day on Friday as reports emerged that unrest had spread beyond the capital, a development likely to deepen international concern for Ethiopia's stability. Information Minister Berhan Hailu told Reuters he had word of "some kinds of unrest in some areas" of the north-central Amhara region, but dismissed the disturbances as insignificant. Residents contacted by...

2005-11-04 07:42:42

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Gunfire echoed sporadically around Addis Ababa for a fourth day on Friday as reports emerged that unrest had spread beyond the capital, a development likely to deepen international concern for Ethiopia's stability. Information Minister Berhan Hailu told Reuters he had word of "some kinds of unrest in some areas" of the north-central Amhara region, but dismissed the disturbances as insignificant. Residents contacted by telephone said students...

2005-11-04 04:09:59

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Police shot in the air to disperse protesters in the Ethiopian capital on Friday, witnesses said, in a fourth day of clashes between police and anti-government protesters that have killed at least 42 people. Ethiopia's worst violence in months has fueled fears about the stability of the Horn of Africa's dominant power, prompting the European Union and African Union to urge restraint. The latest clashes broke out when a crowd of youths...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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