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September 2015

11 Questions With Aberash Bekele

By Belinda Luscombe: Time Magazine Aberash Bekele, the subject of Difret, Angelina Jolie’s new movie, talks to Time magazine about her life as a child bride who killed her would-be husband. In 1997, when you were 14, you killed a man. Can you explain why? I was abducted, and I was trying to go home. I shot not at him but to keep him

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Ethiopian woman stabbed on bus makes first trip home… in coffin :Community mourns death of Sebele Mekonen

VM Sathish: Emirates 24 News Ethiopian consulate and community in the UAE held a special prayer service in Dubai for the young Ethiopian woman stabbed to death on a bus. Sebele Mekonen, who arrived in Dubai five years ago, had not gone home since, and now, her first trip back home is in a coffin. The body has since been repatriated. The Ethiopian Consul

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Ethiopia: World Bank Translator, Activists Face Trial

(Nairobi) Human Rights Watch– Ethiopian authorities should immediately drop all charges and release a former World Bank translator and two other local activists charged under Ethiopia’s repressive counterterrorism law after trying to attend a workshop on food security in Nairobi, six international development and human rights groups said today. Pastor Omot Agwa was charged by Ethiopian authorities under the anti-terrorism law after being detained for

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U.S. State Department Highlights 3 Women Political Prisoners from Ethiopia

New York ( Tadias  Magazine) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, launched a one-month campaign last week called #FreeThe20 that will highlight 20 women from around the world who are political prisoners, including three female members of Ethiopia’s Semayawi (Blue) Party: Blen Mesfin, Meron Alemayehu, and Nigist Wondifraw. According to the campaign, which will last through September 2015, the Ethiopian trio

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