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  • NEIGHBORHOODS: Little Ethiopia

    NEIGHBORHOODS: Little Ethiopia
    L.A.'s Fairfax Avenue has long been a meeting place for diverse cultures. It became an artery for the Jewish community in the 1950s, and the original Farmers Market has been a central gathering ground for Angelenos of every stripe since 1934. The most...
  • Q & A with President Isaias Afwerki

    The Eritrean president sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times to share his views about U.S. relations, a long-simmering border dispute with Ethiopia and progress in Africa toward democracy and human rights. U.S.-Eritrea relations are at an all-time...
  • Eritrea's struggle for independence shaped ambitions

    Aid shunned Eritrea's fervent pursuit of self-reliance is rooted in its 30-year struggle for independence from Ethiopia, first against U.S.-backed Emperor Haile Selassie and then Soviet-backed dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. Eritrea's president,...
  • Eritrea aspires to be self-reliant, rejecting foreign aid

    ASMARA, Eritrea — This struggling, low-profile nation is doing something virtually unheard of in Africa. It's turning down foreign aid. With a president who vows not to lead another "spoon-fed" African country "enslaved" by international donors,...
  • U.N. food aid costlier as need soars

    For 15 years, he's been a "grocer" for Africa's destitute. But he's never seen anything like this. Pascal Joannes' job is to find grains, beans and oils to fill a food basket for Sudan's neediest people, from Darfur refugees to schoolchildren in the...
  • Stand up to Russia

    It took the Red Army -- excuse me, the Russian army -- only two days to secure Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Now Russia is pressing its attacks into the heart of Georgia, threatening to cut the major east-west highway and vital oil pipeline. Moscow's...
  • America's useless terrorism list

    The State Department's list of "state sponsors of terrorism" is one of the biggest farces of U.S. foreign policy. Started in 1979 for nations designated by the secretary of State "to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism,"...
  • Haunted by Somalia

    Haunted by Somalia
    We can't say we weren't warned: In an annual assessment of major national security threats presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, military intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples revealed that Al Qaeda is strengthening its...
  • Teens from a struggling L.A. public campus get a chance to shine at prestigious private schools

    Teens from a struggling L.A. public campus get a chance to shine at prestigious private schools
    What impressed Joel Argueta first about Harvard-Westlake School was his locker -- a wide, ample affair that holds his backpack and all of his books. There's also a student lounge with comfortable couches, where he does homework and meets with new friends....
  • Reach out to Cuba

    Reach out to Cuba
    Not since Richard Nixon went to China has an intractable foreign policy issue been so ripe for resolution as U.S. relations with Cuba are today. As with China, bilateral hostility has persisted long after the causes of the initial break have ceased to...
  • Artisans of the roast

    A great cup of coffee starts with great beans. As recently as 10 years ago, finding good whole bean coffee usually meant seeking out the little gourmet shops that imported it, finding a Peet's or Illy store -- or having an Italian (or Guatemalan)...
  • Ethiopia's Gibe III dam: a balanced assessment

    Ethiopia's Gibe III dam: a balanced assessment
    The Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric dam under construction in Ethiopia is no small piece of infrastructure. It holds the potential to fundamentally alter flow patterns in the Omo River watershed and will cost about $2 billion to build. It will indeed have...