Former Deputy Intelligence Chief Arrested in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA —  Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said Thursday, in the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption. “Former deputy of NISS and Federal Police Commission Commissioner General Yared Zerihun has been apprehended by police,” Berhanu Tsegaye said Twitter early Thursday. He […]

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Death Toll Rises in Mogadishu Blasts

The death toll from Friday’s car bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital has climbed to 52, according to admission records from five hospitals. Somali security officials who responded to the attack say four militants entered the Sahafi Hotel and went to the roof, firing on people down below. They said the security forces eventually killed the […]

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Deadly Ebola Outbreak Erupts in DRC

An outbreak of Ebola in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 200 people. Almost 300 Ebola cases have been confirmed since the outbreak began in August, authorities say. The health ministry said half of the cases were in Beni, a city of 800,000 people, in the North Kivu […]

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US Concerned by Rising Attacks on Human Rights in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA —  The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of “marginalized” people such as homosexuals. President John Magufuli’s government has been criticized by opposition politicians and international rights groups for what they say is growing authoritarianism and intolerance […]

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