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Police Find a Car Bomb in Times Square and Clear Area

Police Find a Car Bomb in Times Square and Clear Area

From: NYTimes By AL BAKER and KARIN HENRY The police discovered a car bomb in a smoking Nissan Pathfinder in the heart of Times Square Saturday evening, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a [...]

Six African leaders take part in opening ceremony of Shanghai Expo 2010

Six African leaders take part in opening ceremony of Shanghai Expo 2010

APA – Shanghai (China) Six African leaders took part Friday evening in the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the second biggest international event ever held in China after the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, Bingu Wa Mutharika of Malawi, Amadou Toumany Toure of Mali and James Alix Michel of Seychelles, took [...]

Time lists Liya Kebede in – 100 people who most affect our world

Time lists Liya Kebede in – 100 people who most affect our world

By: Tom Ford I first met Liya Kebede about 10 years ago in Paris. I was casting models for a show, and Liya came in. She looked me in the eyes, and I was quite literally stunned. Liya, 32, projects an aura of goodness and calm that outshines even her extraordinary physical beauty. Later in the day, when trying to remember what she looked like, I [...]

Ethiopian government says opposition wants poll violence

Ethiopian government says opposition wants poll violence

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian opposition may provoke violence during the first national elections since a disputed 2005 poll ended with street riots and the jailing of politicians, the ruling party has said. The government said in 2005 that the violence was planned to force an unconstitutional change after a vote in which both sides [...]

Ethiopian Kebede wins London Marathon

Ethiopian Kebede wins London Marathon

(CNN) -- Last year's runner-up Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia has won the 2010 London Marathon in a time of two hours, five minutes and 18 seconds. Olympic bronze medallist Kebede forced the pace with six miles remaining to finish over a minute ahead of his rivals. In a 1-2-3 for African nations, Kenya's Emmanuel Mutaim finished second, [...]

An Explosion in Ethiopia kills at least five

An Explosion in Ethiopia kills at least five

MAKELLE, Ethiopia (Reuters) - An explosion at a cafe in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray killed five people Saturday and wounded 20 others officials said, blaming the attack on neighboring Eritrea."This is an attack by the Eritrean government to deliberately disrupt the upcoming elections," said Micheal Abraha, Tigray's administrator Ethiopia [...]

Ethiopian Opposition Claims Activist Killed While Campaigning

Ethiopian Opposition Claims Activist Killed While Campaigning

April 22 (Bloomberg) -- An Ethiopian opposition activist was beaten to death by pro-government militia in the western part of the country after he refused to stop campaigning for his party before May 23 elections, an opposition leader said. Beyanza Deba was killed while campaigning for the Oromo Federalist Congress, part of Ethiopia’s Medrek [...]

Naturalized Citizen from Ethiopia opens fire in TN

Naturalized Citizen from Ethiopia opens fire in TN

By BETH RUCKER (AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Police say a gunman who opened fire outside a Tennessee hospital was mentally ill and thought a monitoring device had been implanted in him during an appendectomy in 2001. Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen IV identified the gunman as Abdo Ibssa (AB'-doh IHB'-sah), a naturalized citizen from Ethiopia. [...]

US Issues Travel Alert to Ethiopia

US Issues Travel Alert to Ethiopia

The United States is warning Americans to exercise caution when traveling to Ethiopia before and after national elections in May. The U.S. State Department noted Tuesday that past elections in Ethiopia have turned violent, especially in the days after poll results are announced. It urged U.S. citizens to avoid political rallies, polling [...]

Ten things we have learnt about Africa (BBC News)

Ten things we have learnt about Africa (BBC News)

The Pew Research Center has just released one of the biggest ever studies on attitudes to religion and morality in Africa, which has revealed a host of interesting facts. Here are 10 things we have learnt from the study, which surveyed 25,000 people in 19 countries. 1. 75% of South Africans think polygamy is "morally wrong" - bad news [...]

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