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Ethiopia’s Oromo Celebrate Tense Thanksgiving amid Tight Security

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BISHOFTU – Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the authorities said they had seized weapons and foiled attacks in previous days. The Irreecha festival has been the scene of violent protests before by the Oromo, who have long Read More

Russian Military Creep In Belarus Raises Security Alarms

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Russia’s support of Alyaksandr Lukashenka may come at a price that could alter the balance of power in Europe as the Kremlin flexes its military might on the eastern fringes of NATO and exacts concessions from the embattled Belarusian strongman. Lukashenka, in power since 1994, finds himself facing international isolation since declaring himself the winner Read More

3 Arrested in Belgium, Suspected of Involvement in 1994 Rwanda Genocide

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Belgium has arrested and charged three men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. A spokesperson for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement Saturday that the three had been “charged with serious human rights abuses.” Eric Van Duyse said two had been arrested Tuesday in Brussels and the third had been Read More

Majlis Podcast: Tajik President Looks To Extend His Rule To 35 Years

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On October 11, Tajikistan will have a presidential election in which incumbent Emomali Rahmon is assured of winning another seven-year term in office. Rahmon has been in power in Tajikistan since late 1992, making him currently the longest serving head of state in the Commonwealth of Independent States. His family has profited greatly and now Read More