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‘We Have to Be Remembered for What’s Been Done,’ Trump Says on Return to DC

After weeks of vowing to win his fight to remain in office, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a video Thursday looking back on what he called “historic victories” and said: “We have to be remembered for what’s been done.” Trump, who has yet to formally concede his November election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden, posted […]

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Ugandan Journalists Protest Security Brutality

KAMPALA – Journalists in Kampala Monday walked out of a news conference after a top military officer refused to apologize for injuries meted on journalists covering the campaign trail Sunday. Instead, the police deployed heavily with officers saying they were scared journalists were going to harm them. On Sunday night, journalists received a text message […]

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Ethiopian Police Arrest Reuters Cameraman

NAIROBI – A Reuters cameraman, Kumerra Gemechu, was arrested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday and will be kept in custody for at least two weeks, his family said. He has not been charged. No reason was provided to the family for Thursday’s arrest, and police did not respond to Reuters’ requests for […]

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For Ethiopia’s Diaspora, Seeking News Amid Communication Blackout is a Challenge

WASHINGTON – When violence erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) last month, those living in the global diaspora scrambled for information. The Ethiopian army went into Tigray on Nov. 4, after the government accused local forces of attacking a military base there. TPLF leaders called […]

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Kidnapped Nigerian Boys to Be Reunited With Families Friday

A total of 344 boys were released Thursday after being abducted last week by gunmen from their school in Nigeria. “This is a huge relief to the entire country and international community,” Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari posted on Twitter. “The entire country is grateful to [Katsina state] Governor [Aminu Bello] Masari, the intelligence agencies, the […]

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US Supreme Court Takes Up NCAA Appeal over Benefit Limits for College Athletes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a bid by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to defend its limits on education-related compensation for college basketball and football players. The justices took up an appeal by the NCAA, the major governing body for U.S. intercollegiate sports, of a May decision by the […]