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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...

2005-11-02 15:54:47

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed and 150 wounded in clashes in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, medical sources said, as police battled protesters in the giant African country's worst political unrest in months. The killings occurred when security forces opened fire to scatter hundreds of demonstrators who formed makeshift barricades, hurled rocks and smashed windscreens in protest against a May poll the opposition says was rigged. The...

2005-11-02 15:13:09

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed and 150 wounded in clashes in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, medical sources said, as police battled protesters in the giant African country's worst political unrest in months. Separately, the government said two policemen were killed and 54 policemen wounded in the violence in central Addis Ababa, a bastion of opposition to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. A statement announcing the police deaths implied an...

2005-11-02 09:26:00

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Twenty-three people including several women were killed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, hospital sources said, when police opened fire at stone-throwing youths in the worst anti-government protests in months. Security forces fired teargas and shot in the air to scatter hundreds of demonstrators who formed makeshift barricades, hurled rocks and smashed windscreens in central Addis Ababa in protest against a May poll the opposition says...

2005-11-02 07:04:31

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ten people were killed in a second day of clashes in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, hospital officials said, as police confronted stone-throwing youths in the worst anti-government protests in months. Security forces fired teargas and shot in the air to scatter hundreds of demonstrators who formed makeshift barricades, hurled rocks and smashed windscreens in central Addis Ababa in protest against a May poll the opposition says was...

2005-11-02 05:30:49

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Six people were killed in clashes in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday, a hospital source said, as police confronted stone-throwing youths in a second day of anti-government protests. Security forces fired teargas and shot in the air to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who formed makeshift barricades, hurled rocks and smashed windscreens in protest against a May poll the opposition says was rigged. "We have received today six...

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...

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...

2005-09-16 03:40:37

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Former U.S. president and international poll observer Jimmy Carter urged Ethiopia's opposition parties to take their seats in parliament as he gave qualified support for the country's disputed election. The electoral board's final results from the May poll showed Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front and allies won enough seats in the 547-member parliament to form the next government. But the main opposition...

2005-08-25 10:02:20

By Anaclet Rwegayura ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The European Union criticized Ethiopia on Thursday for flaws in bitterly-contested elections that have given Prime Minister Meles Zenawi a second term. In a report published in Addis Ababa, an EU election observer mission listed a catalog of irregularities in the May 15 poll and the lengthy counting-process that followed, including unnecessary delays and intimidation of opponents. In one case, a witness to opposition allegations of fraud,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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