| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:42 PM
An Ethiopian court convicted prominent journalist Eskinder Nega, along with a group of others including political dissidents and activists, on terrorism charges Wednesday, alarming human rights groups. "This is a dark day for justice in Ethiopia, where...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:54 AM
Meles Zenawi, who ruled Ethiopia for 21 years, died in a hospital abroad after weeks of speculation about his health. He was 57....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:53 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Men armed with machetes, bows and arrows, spears and guns attacked a rival village in southeastern Kenya on Wednesday in a dispute over land, killing 52 people, according to Kenyan police. Found dead at the scene were 31...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:23 PM
After the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian officials were at pains Tuesday to reassure the world there would be no major policy deviations or power vacuum. While Meles’s lengthy illness meant he had time to plan a smooth...
| Oct 30, 2011
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we extend our subway system westward. (Hey, we're working on it.) Or maybe...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Adoption is a subject very near and dear to my heart. For one, I went through the process myself when I became a Bade legally. My biological dad was out of the picture and the Bades made me a part of their family album when Mom remarried. ...
| Jan 17, 2011
Glendale Adventist Academy High School student A.J. Martinson knew little about podoconiosis before he stepped off a plane in Ethiopia in November 2008.
But there in front of him were the grotesquely swollen feet, the primary symptom of the disease that...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In today's edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from pension reform in Tallahassee to health care in Ethiopia.
Let's start with the pensions and salaries, where Gov. Rick Scott wants to shake things up.
Some of that is sorely needed....
| Aug 18, 2011
| 2:14 PM
One of the pleasures of being a religion writer in South Florida is that the world comes here. There’s always something new to learn, someone to meet, another culture to discover.
One example is an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale that&...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nearly one year has passed since Samantha Paul lost her daughter Rachel Beckwith. The 9-year-old from Bothell, Wash., was killed on July 23, 2011, in a car accident on Interstate 90.
Rachel, her mother and baby sister were involved in a 14-car pileup...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:54 PM
On the one-year anniversary of the death of her daughter Rachel Beckwith, Samantha Paul traveled halfway around the world to Ethiopia to see the outcome of a fundraising campaign that the 9-year-old started before she was killed in a traffic accident....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Having a movie shown at a film festival is no small feat, but imagine being a fledgling filmmaker still in college — or even younger.
The Newport Beach Film Festival gives the next generation's Woody Allens or Francis Ford Coppolas their start with...