Burma

By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Nov 11th, 2012
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By ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM It is proper to congratulate President Obama on his re-election to a second term. He put up a masterful campaign to earn the votes of the majority of American voters. Mitt Romney also deserves commendation for a hard fought campaign. In his concession speech Romney was supremely...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Aug 4th, 2012
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Egypt’s foreign ministry Saturday denounced attacks against Myanmar’s Muslim minority, saying its envoy in the Buddhist-majority east Asian country had seen extensive damage caused by sectarian clashes. The ministry statement came a day after protesters in Cairo burnt the flag of Myanmar’s mission. M...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Apr 20th, 2012
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The United States is moving to ease bans on U.S. companies investing in and providing financial services to Burma, and will first target those sectors that could support democratic reforms in the country, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. The official said that final reviews were under way follo...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Apr 1st, 2012
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KAW HMU, MYANMAR – APRIL 1: Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kuy visits polling stations in her constituency as the Burmese people vote in the parliamentary elections April 1st, in Kaw Hmu, Myanmar. Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, her party said...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 23rd, 2012
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Reports coming out of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia confirm that on Wednesday February 15th, 2012, the jailed leader of the opposition UDJ, Mr. Andualem Aragie, was physically assaulted by a prisoner who was set up and encouraged to do so by Ethiopian prison authorities. According to reports, the ruling part...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 28th, 2011
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By Messay Kebede Since the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the iconic leader of the opposition to the military rule, Burma’s (Myanmar) political evolution has become an important discussion topic for political observers and analysts. Detecting a promising shift toward democratic opening, Hillary Clinton...
By benim
In East Africa
May 1st, 2011
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Twenty-five crew members are on board a Singapore-registered palm oil tanker hijacked on Saturday off Kenya coast, the ship management company and authorities confirmed on Sunday. The crew members on board the tanker GT Gemini include four South Koreans, 13 Indonesians, five Chinese and three Myanmar...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 11th, 2010
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Somali pirates seized the MV PANAMA on Friday, a Liberian-flagged container ship operated by a U.S.-based company, with a crew of 23 all from Myanmar, the European Union naval force said. The ship was en route from Tanzania to the port of Beira in Mozambique when two armed skiffs with five pirates on...
By benim
In Asia
Nov 14th, 2010
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Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi addressed her supporters and reporters Sunday in Myanmar. “I am for national reconciliation, I am for dialogue and … whatever authority I have, I would like to use toward that end. And I hope the people will support me,” she said, speaking t...
By benim
In Asia
Nov 13th, 2010
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Ms San Suu Kyi appeared outside her house, waving and smiling. Someone threw her a flower which she put in her hair. Addressing the jubilant crowd, she told her supporters: “”There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk. People must work in unison. Only then can we achieve our goal.R...