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UN to Deploy 4,200 Troops to Sudan’s Abyei Area

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has approved the deployment of 4,200 peacekeeping troops to Sudan’s contested Abyei region. The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution calling for the troops to be deployed in Abyei for at least six months. Ethiopia has agreed to provide the personnel, following a request from both north and south […]

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Ethiopia Jails 14 For AU Bomb Plot

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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An Ethiopian court sentenced 14 people to prison Wednesday for plotting to bomb an African Union summit in January. Authorities say the 14 are Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebels trained in Eritrea. They are accused of planning to strike a hotel where several heads of state were staying and other targets in the Ethiopian capital […]

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Ethiopia Commutes Death Sentences of Mengistu Officers

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia has commuted death sentences given to 23 former officials for crimes committed during the rule of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. Ethiopian President Girma Woldegiorgis announced Wednesday that he had reduced the officials’ sentences to life in prison. The action follows an appeal for leniency by a group of religious leaders. The officials were convicted […]

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