Zelalem Kibret remembers the day: July 8, 2015. He was in a prison library reading a biography of Malcolm X, his own copy, when some guards called his name and handed him a piece of paper. The message: All charges against him were withdrawn. He was being released. “I was asking why,” says Zelalem, a […]

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Zelalem Kibret remembers the day: July 8, 2015. He was in a prison library reading a biography of Malcolm X, his own copy, when some guards called his name and handed him a piece of paper. The message: All charges against him were withdrawn. He was being released. “I was asking why,” says Zelalem, a […]

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Ethiopia’s university entrance exams, due to start today, have been cancelled because one of the papers has been leaked online, reports the government-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate. Pictures of the English exam have been widely shared on social media. Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigute is quoted as saying: “After a cross check, we decided to terminate the whole […]

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Ethiopia’s university entrance exams, due to start today, have been cancelled because one of the papers has been leaked online, reports the government-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate. Pictures of the English exam have been widely shared on social media. Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigute is quoted as saying: “After a cross check, we decided to terminate the whole […]

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International football player Alan Pulido has been rescued in north-east Mexico hours after he was kidnapped, officials say. Pulido, 25, appeared with a bandaged hand and told reporters he was “very well”. Officials said the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night, without giving more details. The striker plays for the Greek team Olympiakos […]

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Dino Sefir and Koren Jelela beat the heat and they beat the fields to win Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon titles on Sunday. The Ethiopian runners pulled away from their nearest remaining competitors with between nine and 12 kilometres remaining and cruised to the men’s and women’s titles and their respective first-place bonuses of $30,000 U.S. Sefir […]

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There was a short power blackout at the hotel in Ethiopia where South Korean President Park Geun-hye was staying during her state visit, hotel and South Korean officials said. The electricity went out around 8:55 p.m. on Thursday and lasted for about 30 seconds to one minute at the Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa […]

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