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Archives for August 2016
Norimitsu Onishi | AUG. 24, 2016 | The New York Times BINDURA, Zimbabwe — Dozens of angry young men jumped off a truck in front of Agrippah Mutambara’s gate, shouting obscenities and threatening to seize his 530-acre farm in the name of Zimbabwe’s president. They tried to scale the fence, scattering only when he raised and cocked his gun. Zimbabwe made … [Read more...] about ‘No One Is Safe’: Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors
Robert Fisk | Thursday 25 August 2016 | The Independent Sunnis have been the principal victims of the largely Shia hangmen now carrying out the ‘democratically elected’ Iraqi government’s executions You’ve got to hand it to Iraq’s executioners. Since the days when they had to yank on a hanging man’s legs to break his neck in American-occupied Iraq – because their … [Read more...] about Iraq’s hangmen are back and this time they’re becoming more efficient
Kumi Naidoo | August 23 2016 | Business Day IN BURUNDI, lawyers who dared expose torture by its governing party’s youth wing face disbarment; human rights activists are regularly targeted in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and in Zimbabwe, a nonagenarian runs roughshod over an increasingly poverty-stricken country. Protestors gunned down by Ethiopian security forces … [Read more...] about African initiative aims to step into breach for civil society
Ciara McCorley | August 26, 2016| The Conversation Protests against the rule of Zimbabwe’s ageing president, Robert Mugabe, have become commonplace in recent months. In one of the latest incidents on August 24, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a “Mugabe Must Go” protest in the capital Harare. In April, Evan Mawarire, an unknown pastor, inadvertently … [Read more...] about Converting tweets into feet: can Zimbabwe’s social media activism oust Robert Mugabe?
ተወልደብርሃን ገብረ| 25 August 2016 | meskerem.net … [Read more...] about ገንዘባዊ ፖሊሲ፣ ባንካዊ ኣገልግሎትን ጸገማቶምን ኣብ ኤርትራ (ምስግጋር ካብ ዘይንቡር ናብ ንቡር ስርዓተ-ግብሪ ኣብ ኤርትራ-ራብዓይ ክፋል)
JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | AUG. 23, 2016 | The New York Times NAIROBI, Kenya — The Ethiopian marathoner who flashed an antigovernment gesture as he crossed the finish line in second place at the Rio Olympics will not go home. The runner, Feyisa Lilesa, will not fly back to Ethiopia on Tuesday with the rest of his team, his agent said, choosing instead to remain in Brazil with his … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Runner Won’t Return Home, but Doesn’t Know Where to Go
Sunny Hundal | 25 August 2016 | The Independent Whether or not people feel unsafe over a modest piece of clothing is besides the point. They should have no right to impose their prejudice on others Despite angry crowds, François Hollande defiantly declared: “We've seen the protests, and I would say that in France all beliefs are respected. .... in particular freedom of … [Read more...] about France defended Charlie Hebdo’s right to offend – so why can’t a Muslim woman in a burkini ‘offend’ us too?
Mohamed Abul Ghar | Tuesday 23 Aug 2016 | Ahram Dictators, all of them, want to go back to times where a head of state was fully in control of all the media. But this is not happening. On the contrary, the internet is making continual progress and is becoming much more accessible through fast-advancing smart phones, which in turn are increasingly accessible. In Egypt, the … [Read more...] about The internet is stronger than any regime
Faysal Itani | August 24, 2016 | Foreign Policy It’s fear of a Kurdish state — even more than the Islamic State. But things could get complicated with Washington supporting Kurdish rebels. The United States may finally have a professional military ally against the Islamic State in Syria. The Turkish-led assault on the northern Syria town of Jarablus, which was held by the … [Read more...] about Why Turkey Went to War in Syria
Rebecca Boyle | Aug 24, 2016 | The Atlantic No one will ever find a closer exoplanet—now the race is on to see if there is life on its surface. One hundred and one years ago this October, a Scottish astronomer named Robert Innes pointed a camera at a grouping of stars near the Southern Cross, the defining feature of the night skies above his adopted Johannesburg. He was … [Read more...] about An Epochal Discovery: A Habitable Planet Orbits Our Neighboring Star