United States Congress

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 29th, 2014
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Reuters President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to bypass a divided Congress and take action on his own to bolster America’s middle class in a State of the Union address that he used to try to breathe new life into his second term after a troubled year. By Steve Holland. Standing in the House o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 28th, 2014
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Oakland Institute For Immediate Release Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to support forced evictions i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2014
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opinion Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in his trademark gracious mood early last week when he received an America delegation led by the Republican Senator James (Jim) Inhofe. While the Senator from Oklahoma praised Hailemariam for Ethiopia’s involvement in helping warring faction of So...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 16th, 2012
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This petition was started by Mohammed Amin Mohummed in order to garner international media attention for the Ogaden people in Eastern Ethiopia: I am writing concerning your coverage of the genocide in Ogaden. Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity. A government-backed genocide is unfolding i...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 11th, 2012
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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Senate committee on Wednesday that the US would “seek permission” from international organizations before committing the military to war. He also made it clear that the Obama administration does not feel it necessary to “inform” Congress or get their authoriza...
By benim
In Abuse
May 11th, 2011
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Maputo – A US Peace Corps volunteer was raped at knife-point in central Mozambique, police said on Wednesday, as the US Congress prepared to open hearings into the safety of the agency’s volunteers worldwide. The 30-year-old woman was attacked while walking with a Mozambican friend shortl...
By benim
In Analysis
May 2nd, 2011
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Meles Zenawi, the dictator-in-chief in Ethiopia, says he does not want to talk about the 2010 U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights [Report] in Ethiopia. But speaking through his parrot Hailemariam Desalegn, Zenawi said the Report is a meaningless “cut and paste” exercise and will be ...
By benim
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Jan 5th, 2011
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US Congress shifts to the right as Republicans assume control of the House after slashing Democratic majority in Senate. The outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hands the gavel of office to her successor John Boehner. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Republican John Boehner was elected t...
By benim
In News
Nov 1st, 2010
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They call it ‘compassion fatigue’, a staple of conversations surrounding civilian activism and charitable giving, referring to the feeling one gets when overwhelmed by the enormity of humanitarian crises, ranging from natural disasters to violent conflict. The sense that the situation is ...