John Kerry

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Jul 30th, 2014
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By Houston Chronicle, As they ready for two days of wheeling and dealing with a high-ranking Ethiopian delegation at a local hotel, Houston business and elected leaders today need to look beyond a foreign market opportunity and first ask hard questions about Ethiopia’s recent crackdown on nine ...
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Jul 17th, 2014
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US. AFRICA LEADERS SUMMIT This post was written by Samuel Mahaffy, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to Salaam Urban Village Association in consultation with Amanuel Yohannes, Executive Director of Salaam Urban Village Association. Both Samuel Mahaffy and Amanuel Yohannes were born in Eritrea and reside in the S...
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Jul 6th, 2014
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By René Lefort, Open Democracy “Can you tell me who is in charge in the government?”, asks Tamrat Gebregiorgis, publisher of the reference weekly Addis Fortune, at the latest of the regular press conferences held by Prime Minister Hailmariam Dessalegn. He replies by first underlining the efforts bein...
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May 27th, 2014
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– By Yusuf M. Hassan Somalia is off-track on its journey towards improved security, an agreed federal constitution, and credible national elections by 2016. On May 24th, in another attack that exemplifies rising insecurity, the insurgent group Al Shabaab stormed the Federal Parliament building in Mog...
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May 13th, 2014
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Goodluck Jonathan Jean Shaoul Correspondent Islamist forces, this time Boko Haram — the very forces that the US and NATO backed and armed in Libya as a proxy ground force in the war to topple Gaddafi — are being used as the bogey man to justify the intervention of US military forces THE United States...
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May 5th, 2014
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John Kerry knows Ethiopia is repressive. So why does Washington keep shoring it up? By BRONWYN BRUTON, Politico John Kerry’s hastily announced trip to Africa last week is something of an occasion: It’s the first time he has set foot in sub-Saharan Africa as secretary of state aside from a brief visit...
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May 5th, 2014
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by Alemayehu G. Mariam The sophistry of history President Obama likes to pontificate about being on the “right side of history” and rhetorically clobber those who are on the “wrong side of history”. Debating Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election and defending his own record, Obama said, “… th...
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Apr 30th, 2014
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By Eric Reeves and John Prendergast With Secretary of State John Kerry traveling to Ethiopia today, site of the peace talks for South Sudan, he will be greeted by a bracing reality: no civilians in the world are in greater danger than those of South Sudan. Not in Syria, Central African Republic, or D...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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9 Bloggers, Journalists Held Before US Official Arrives By HRW The Ethiopian authorities should immediately release six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, unless credible charges are promptly brought, Human Rights Watch said today. United States Secretary of State John ...
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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Ugandans led by President Yoweri Museveni told a crowd gathered for a rally that personal objection both to homosexuality — which he claimed had “unhealthy repercussions” — as well as to oral sex. Museveni told the crowd: “Oral sex! The mouth is for eating, it’s no...