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US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Conviction of Ethiopian Journalists, Opposition Members

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is “deeply concerned” about the Ethiopian government’s conviction of 24 people, including several journalists and opposition members, on terrorism related charges. Journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition member Andualem Arage were among those found guilty Wednesday of charges including the encouragement of terrorism and high treason. The men, 16 of whom […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as they were leaving a mosque on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Heinlein told VOA editors Saturday […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as they were leaving a mosque on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Heinlein told VOA editors Saturday […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America correspondent in Ethiopia has been released from custody and charges dropped after being detained in Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Peter Heinlein told VOA editors by telephone Saturday he is in good condition and has returned to his residence in the capital. Witnesses to the arrest told […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America correspondent in Ethiopia has been released from custody and charges dropped after being detained in the capital, Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. A VOA spokeswoman said Saturday correspondent Peter Heinlein is fine, and is heading to his residence. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA Friday that Heinlein […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simegineh Yekoye were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simeginesh Mekoya were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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Eritrea Calls for UN to Respond After Ethiopian Attack

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea is calling for the United Nations to impose penalties on arch-rival Ethiopia, after Ethiopian forces attacked a military base inside Eritrea. In a statement Friday, Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said the incursion is part of a history of “unlawful and provocative attacks” by Ethiopia. He urged the U.N. Security Council to take measures […]

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Eritrea Calls for UN to Respond After Ethiopian Attack

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea is calling for the United Nations to impose penalties on arch-rival Ethiopia, after Ethiopian forces attacked a military base inside Eritrea. In a statement Friday, Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said the incursion is part of a history of “unlawful and provocative attacks” by Ethiopia. He urged the U.N. security council to take measures […]

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Ethiopia Says Forces Attack Base in Eritrea

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia says its forces have attacked a military base inside arch-rival Eritrea, in what Ethiopia calls an act of retaliation. Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said Ethiopian troops moved 16 kilometers into Eritrea early Thursday and launched what he called a “successful attack” against two military posts used by “subversive groups.” He said the groups are […]

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