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Feb 21st, 2014
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Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Acted Strangely Before Hijacking, Family Says NAIROBI, Kenya—Family members of the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who commandeered his plane in a bid for asylum in Switzerland said Wednesday he had been acting strangely before the hijacking. The younger sister of Hailemedhin Abera ...
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Feb 18th, 2014
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By David Blair, Telegraph Repression, rigged elections and bans on leaving the country mean it’s no surprise that a co-pilot wanted out, writes David Blair Desperate migrants go to extreme lengths to leave their homelands, but only a select few resort to hijacking. The Ethiopian Airlines co-pil...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 17th, 2014
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 Police officers help passengers disembark from the hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 at Cointrin Airport in Geneva February 17, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse     (Reuters) – The co-pilot of a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines flight surrendered to Swiss authorities in Genev...
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Feb 5th, 2014
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Eritrea Condemned on Indefinite National Service at UN Review (Geneva 03-02-2014) Diplomats, gathered for the UN Universal Periodic Review, today identified the interminable National Service in Eritrea as a cause for grave concern. Representatives of the Stop National Service Slavery in Eritrea Campa...
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Dec 21st, 2012
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The newly-appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Beedwantee Keetharuth, on Friday urged the Eritrean authorities to cooperate with her mandate, as required by the UN Human Rights Council. “I hope that the Eritrean Government would consider the mandate of...
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In Djibouti
Nov 17th, 2012
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Eritreans in Geneva protest against the Issayas regime...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Oct 2nd, 2012
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More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the United Nations refugee agency. “The 25,000 mark was passed last Friday – the current total of those helped b...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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Fidelis Allen A bill of rights that protects Nigerians from insecurity and violence on the roads is also needed alongside the coming bill of rights for air travellers. ‘Travellers Bill of Rights for the unfriendly sky’ was the title of a recent report in a daily newspaper in Nigeria, in which the civ...
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Mar 6th, 2012
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Brussels – All targets that Nato hit during the bombing of Libya were legitimate military sites, the alliance said Monday, despite the findings of a UN expert panel that said 60 civilians were killed and 55 wounded in the airstrikes it investigated. Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 7th, 2012
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Geneva – The United Nations refugee agency says 22 000 people have fled from Mali to neighbouring countries to escape fighting. A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says most of those who fled are taking refuge in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Adrian Edwards told repor...