Jul 18th, 2013
By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Meskerem Legesse, a 26-year-old Olympic runner from Ethiopia who was eight months pregnant, died of a massive heart attack in Connecticut on Monday. Doctors work tirelessly to save her newborn daughter. Legesse ran the 1,500 meters in the 2004 Olympics for Ethiopia ho...
Dec 21st, 2012
By Getahune Bekele In a nation like Ethiopia, savagely devoured by a brutal clannish tyranny, there is very little difference between the living and the dead; with the living hunkering for the liberty of six feet under rather than living in penury. On 13 Dec 2012, Ethiopian ethnic Anuaks held a small...
Dec 19th, 2012
The hypocrites in Hollywood are running scared after a mentally ill 20-year-old, Adam Lanza, invaded Sandy Brook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and proceeded to murder 20 small children. Their first reaction, of course, was that guns were to blame. Mia Farrow blasted away on Twitter: “I d...
Dec 16th, 2012
The Newtown massacre is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history and one of the deadliest mass shootings around the world. A gunman at Virginia Tech University killed 33, including himself, in 2007. Only Virginia Tech and the mass killings of 77 in Norway last year had greater death tolls...
Dec 14th, 2012
A shooting at a suburban Connecticut elementary school has resulted in “multiple fatalities,” according to Newtown, Conn., Mayor Mark D. Boughton. Boughton told reporters that those killed in the Friday morning assault included the shooter. The Hartford Courant has reported that children may be among...
Feb 22nd, 2012
I’d like to offer a simple proposal that, if enacted, could generate a great deal of a most precious resource: moral clarity. It concerns the death penalty. Opponents of capital punishment for murderers argue that the state has no right to take a murderer’s life. Apparently, one fact that abolitionis...
In Odd News
Jan 26th, 2012
A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly hacking to death a Connecticut man and eating the victim’s eye and part of his brain. Police in Lynn Haven, Florida, said Wednesday that 35-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith was arrested Tuesday night on a Connecticut warrant for murder. According to pol...
In Crime & Corruption
Dec 29th, 2010
A Greenville man who authorities said tried to pass himself off as a Nigerian diplomat in a scheme to bilk hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Connecticut woman was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $150,000 in restitution. Kenneth Ojua, who promised the woman she...