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Ethiopia would never harm the interests of the Egyptian people, FM Gebeyehu says in Cairo

By Ahram Online Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 The Ethiopian Foreign minister also met Wednesday with Egypt’s President Sisi who stressed that Cairo does not interfere in other countries’ domestic affairs and does not conspire against them Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu meets with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and counterpart Sameh Shoukry (Photo Courtesy of Egypt’s Presidency)   Addis Ababa ...

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Malawi: People with albinism ‘living in fear’

April 19, 2017 Rights group bemoans slow pace of justice after attacks, including murders, leaving those with albinism feel vulnerable. B y Azad Essa & Sorin Furcoi Amnesty International says there have been at least 115 attacks on persons with albinism since 2015 [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera] Malawi’s refusal to push forward with prosecuting suspects accused of attacking and killing people ...

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Man kills 3 in Fresno, tells police he ‘hates white people’

April 18, 2017 By Scott Smith The Associated Press   WATCH ABOVE: Police acted quickly on tips from the public taking a man down in Fresno Calif. who allegedly shot and killed three people at random Tuesday. Police are investigating the shootings as possible hate crimes.   FRESNO, Calif. — A man shot and killed three people on the streets ...

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Surge of Somali Deportations Worries Communities Already Facing Marginalization

By Som Tribune April 18, 2017 Among the thousands of people Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detain, arrest and deport there are a reported 4,000 Somali nationals in the deportation pipeline. The current surge in Somali deportations is likely the result of a backlog of detainees that grew during the Obama Administration. Throughout Obama’s presidency, documents to travel to the ...

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European Commission urges Turkey to launch ‘transparent investigations’ into referendum results

Tuesday April 18, 2017 BRUSSELS/BERLIN/ANKARA   AFP photo The European Commission on April 18 urged Turkey to launch “transparent investigations” into alleged voting irregularities in the April 16 constitutional referendum, in which the “yes” camp won 51.4 percent of the votes. International observers charged on April 17 that the referendum campaign was conducted on an “unlevel playing field” and that ...

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Erdogan tells opponents ‘it’s too late now’ after Turkey referendum win

Monday 17 April 2017 The president tighten’s grip on power but independent election observers say the vote took place on “unlevel playing field”. Video:Turkey vote grants president new powers Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned opponents not to “belittle” his narrow victory in a referendum that will grant him sweeping new powers. Shortly afterwards, the main opposition party demanded ...

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Main opposition calls on top election board to annul the referendum

April 17, 2017 Turkey’s main opposition party has vowed to take widespread irregularities during the April 16 referendum to the Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), repeating its accusations against the election watchdog and calling on the Supreme Election Board (YSK) to annul the referendum results. “The only way to end ongoing discussions over the referendum’s legitimacy ...

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Caf chief visits Somalia

Monday April 17, 2017 Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad and supporters celebrate his win over Cameroonian Issa Hayatou to become the new Confederation of African Football (Caf) chief March 16, 2017. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP   Mogadisho – The Confederation of African Football (Caf) President Ahmad Ahmad arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday. Ahmad, who hails from Madagascar, is ...

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Air strikes kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia

By Xinhua Net 2017-04-16 (Date Published: April 15, 2017) MOGADISHU – More than 100 Al-Shabaab militants including 20 commanders are believed to have been killed in southern Somalia by U.S. air strikes early Saturday, residents and officials said. The residents and security officers said the warplanes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where several Kenyan soldiers were killed ...

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