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Ethiopia Says It Will Close Notorious Prison and Free Some Inmates
A statement by the prime minister was widely seen as an amnesty for the countryâ€™s political prisoners, though it was unclear who might be released, and when.
Weaving Around the World
From Venice to Addis Ababa, the West Bank to the Navajo Nation reservation, follow the process of weaving, which has been developed across cultures for thousands of years.
Dutch Court Sentences Ethiopian to Life in Prison for War Crimes
The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was convicted of ordering the killing of 75 prisoners, including many children, in 1978 as a government official in a brutal military dictatorship in Ethiopia.
The T Editorsâ€™ (Fantasy) Gift Guide
From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things weâ€™d want this year â€” if time, money or accessibility were no object.
â€˜We Are Everywhereâ€™: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes
The governing party in this East African nation has a network of millions of loyalists and informers to watch each village and every neighborhood. Meet one of them, a farmer and enforcer.
Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda
The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.
Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War
Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, forced overboard from two boats last week, came ashore in war-torn Yemen. They were hoping to find work in the countries of the Persian Gulf.
At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea
The victims had fled Ethiopia and Somalia, facing acute hunger, and were headed for Yemen, one of the worldâ€™s most dangerous war zones.
Indiaâ€™s Barefoot Lawyers
In Indiaâ€™s rural villages, few people seek the protection of law because lawyers are distant and expensive. Now paralegals are coming to help.
Sending Health to Rural Ghana via Traveling Medics
In a country where 45 percent of the people live miles from clinics, Ghanaâ€™s government sends health workers to them to deliver medical care.
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