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Ethiopia

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  • Crisis in the horn of Africa

    Crisis in the horn of Africa
    The world has been slow to react to the growing specter of famine in Somalia, despite repeated warnings by the United Nations and aid organizations that millions of people are at risk. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that nearly 4 million...
  • Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion in Africa

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, April 16: The Defense Department's Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa, now in at least 18 countries. The operations...
  • Gunmen kill nine in western Ethiopia bus attack: state media

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, killing nine and wounding six others, state-run media said on Wednesday. There was no claim of responsibility and no group was blamed...
  • Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race

    Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race
    BOSTON (Reuters) - "Left on Boylston" in this American city means only one thing on marathon day. It means you're in the home stretch of the Boston Marathon, and all of the early morning runs in the dark New England winters, and all the wild cheering...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • L.A. Marathon winner Amane Gobena of Ethiopia is prize-possessed

    L.A. Marathon winner Amane Gobena of Ethiopia is prize-possessed
    Amane Gobena glanced over her shoulder several times as she approached the final stretch of Sunday's L.A. Marathon. Gobena, of Ethiopia, wanted to make sure that no one could threaten her shot at a $75,000 payday. She had no need to worry. Gobena...
  • Amane Gobena wins L.A. Marathon women's race, gender bonus

    Amane Gobena wins L.A. Marathon women's race, gender bonus
    Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women's race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon. Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory. Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Difret'

    Illuminating a tradition in much of rural Ethiopia that grossly violates the rights of women and girls, "Difret" presents an important message, albeit in rather clunky narrative terms. More showing and less telling would have made this fact-inspired drama...
  • Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference

     Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference
    PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive. "He wrote back a two-page letter...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'
    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...