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DIBABA AND BARSHIM TARGET RECORDS IN OSLO – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE

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For the world’s leading athletes converging on Oslo for the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, a mass of posters at their hotel next to the central station serves as a vivid reminder that this year marks...

Christopher Lee dead: Lord of the Rings and horror film legend dies aged 93

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The Lord of the Rings legend, who also appeared in Stars Wars, passed away at 8.30am on Sunday at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, sources close to his family told the Telegraph. The star – who played Sar...

Dibaba 10s short of 5000 world record at Bislett Games

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— Genzebe Dibaba's bid to take her elder sister's 5,000-meter world record at the Bislett Games ended in disappointment when she finished more than 10 seconds off the mark on Thursday. Having declared her intention ...

Conversations With Great Leaders Featuring Marcus Samuelsson

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The Aspen Institute‘s “Conversations With Great Leaders” series presents an evening featuring Marcus Samuelsson, the awarding-winning Ethiopian-born chef, restaurateur and author, in conversation with Corby Kummer, a ...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia form tripartite coordination ‘Supreme Council’

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Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn agreed Wednesday to form a supreme council for mutual economic and political issues. The meeting was on the...

Ethiopia’s crackdown on dissent drives opposition to push for ‘freedom first’

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Government’s critics weigh options after ruling party landslide leads to loss of faith in ballot box while case of Zone 9 bloggers discourages free speech Negeri/Reuters William Davison Thursday 11 June 2015 ...

Zimbabwe dollars phased out

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Zimbabwe is phasing out its local currency, the central bank says, formalising a multi-currency system introduced during hyper-inflation. Foreign currencies like the US dollar and South African rand have been used fo...

“Too Scared to Post: Freedom of Expression Under Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Legislation”

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The September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States spurred the passage of anti-terrorism legislation worldwide, a development that has engendered widespread debate about the dangers such legislation can pose to civi...

10th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum

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This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of the annual Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum that has been held in Washington, D.C. since 2005. The theme for the 2015 conference, which is scheduled for Saturday, Au...

Trump jumps in: The Donald’s latest White House run is officially on

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Donald Trump finally took the plunge. The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Ova...

Did Sudan hold South Africa peace troops in Darfur hostage in exchange for Bashir? No, says Khartoum

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SUDAN’S army denied a report that its troops surrounded bases in Darfur where South African peacekeeping forces are stationed while President Umar al-Bashir attended an African Union summit in Johannesburg. “There ...

Andy Tsege: Fears grow over state of mind of British activist who languishes in Ethiopian jail

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Fears are growing for the state of mind of a British father of three who has languished in a secret jail in Ethiopia for almost a year. Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, who has been sentenced to death, reportedly told the...

Mohammed Morsi death sentence upheld by Egypt court

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An Egyptian court has upheld the death sentence imposed on ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi over a mass jailbreak. The sentence was initially passed in May, but was confirmed after consultation with Egypt's highest...

Ethiopia Opposition Candidate Dies After Attack in Northwest

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An Ethiopian parliamentary candidate for the opposition Blue Party died after being assaulted in Debre Markos, a town in the country’s northwest, the group said. Two people attacked Samuel Awoke, 29, with a club and ...

Tweet Length Extended For Direct Messages

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The change is the latest stage of Twitter's move into private messaging - going up against Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Twitter has scrapped the 140 character limit on direct messages between users - and increase...

The Juventus midfielder will remain with his national side for the Copa America despite his crash and subsequent drunk-driving charges.

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SANTIAGO, Chile -- There is a strict code of conduct for Chile players to obey; unless you are Arturo Vidal. Three goals and two man of the match awards in his first two Copa America games is seemingly enough to buy h...

The 380 matches for the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season have been released

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Fixture list for the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League The fixture list for the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season has been released. 8 August 2015 AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa #BOUAVL Arsenal v West H...

South Sudan president rejects new IGAD proposal

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June 17, 2015 (JUBA)- South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has reiterated his rejection of a new peace proposal by Intergovernmental Authority on development (IGAD) mediators, aiming to end the 18-month conflict in whi...

BURKA AND EDRIS WIN ETHIOPIAN 10,000M TRIALS IN HENGELO

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It may have been just her second race at the distance, but Gelete Burka tackled the 10,000m in Hengelo as though she had been running it all of her life, winning the Ethiopian World Championships trial race in a world...

Kosovo Ex-PM Arrested in Slovenia on Serbian Warrant

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Former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a guerrilla commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, has been detained by the Slovenian police on a 2006 Serbian arrest warrant, the Slovenian police confirmed on Wednesd...

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region

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Civil servants, students and teachers prevented from fasting and restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang region. China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from...

Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti?

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Djibouti, a small country on the Red Sea, is already home to military bases from the US and France, the former colonial power, but China's interest is now becoming increasingly apparent. What makes this horn of Afric...

Dasani ushers in a new era of road running in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian runners dominate the elite side of the sport but mass participation races with an emphasis on health, fitness and recreation are becoming increasingly popular across Ethiopia When Haile Gebrselassie sat dow...

Hear Lauryn Hill’s Sultry Nina Simone Cover ‘Feeling Good’

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To accompany the release of Netflix's upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, a number of musicians have recorded covers of some of the jazz, blues and gospel icon's most memorable songs. The co...

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