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Incarcerated Ethiopian journalist, Reeyot Alemu, spends 1000th day in prison

In a month when we are celebrating women, today, Sunday March 16th is Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s 1000th day of imprisonment for simply doing her job. A columnist for several Amharic-language newspapers, Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 government crackdown on dissent as authorities in Addis Ababa, unnerved by the […]

Nigeria backs West on Crimea, condemns Russia’s support for referendum

A referendum Sunday will allow the Crimean people decide whether to remain in Ukraine of join Russia

Missing Malaysia plane “flew for hours” after disappearing from radar-Investigators

 Search efforts have shifted from South China Sea to Indian Ocean

Leading forensic police officer grilled at Pistorius trial

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Five buried alive in illegal gold mining pit in Ghana

The bodies have been recovered and taken to a nearby hospital.

Pistorius’ trial attracts more interest than 2014 FIFA World Cup – Survey

Oscar Pistorius is being tried for murdering his girlfriend.

Libyan parliament sacks prime minister over rebel oil shipment

Lawmakers passed a vote of no confidence on the prime minister after he failed to stop an illegal shipment of oil by rebels

Missing Malaysian Plane: No sightings yet as search widens – Police

The police are probing the possibility of hijacking, sabotage, psychological problem of those on board, and personal problem among the passenger and crew.

Missing Malaysia plane carrying 239 people presumed crashed

Vietnamese searchers have reported sighting oil slick believed to be from the missing plane

Turkish Prime Minister announces plan to ban YouTube, Facebook

CPJ condemned the plan.

Pistorius `asked friend to take blame’ after firing gun in restaurant, trial hears

The athlete is being prosecuted for murder.

2 Chinese arrested in Ghana for alleged human trafficking

The suspects allegedly trafficked seven Vietnamese.

Ukraine Crisis: Crimea parliament votes to join Russia

The new government in Ukraine said the move is unconstitutional.

Protesters attempt to enter court hearing “Allah” case in Malaysia

Muslims in Malaysia say it is their exclusive right to use the word Allah.

Ukraine: Deposed President Yanukovych has no political future, says Putin

In his first public comments on the Ukraine crisis, Mr. Putin denounced the removal of Mr. Yanukovych as an “unconstitutional coup”. Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday said that he only helped his ousted Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, for “humanitarian reasons”. The Russian president said this when he answered questions from the newsmen, adding that […]

One killed in riot at Saudi Arabia migrant detention centre

Saudi officials announced in late October, that 951,272 migrant workers had left the kingdom.

20,000 Nigerians obtained visas to China in 2013 – Envoy

The envoy said the bulk of those who travelled to China went there for business. The Consul-General of the Peoples Republic of China Consulate in Lagos, Liu Kan, on Sunday said that 20,000 Nigerians were issued visas to China in 2013. Mr. Liu said in Lagos that the visas were issued to Nigerians who travelled […]

Letter: To all human beings who are human, By Journalist Wubushet Taye (Zeway Prison)

“Discussing these types of issues is forbidden,” said the warder rudely and added, “You are only allowed to discuss family matters”. You might suspect that these words were spoken by one of our beloved mother Ethiopia’s prison officers. However, they are actually taken from Maxim Gorky’s 1906 story Mother (page 102). The story was written […]

Ousted Ukraine President Yanukovych appears in Russia, vows to fight back

Mr. Yanukovych said he was surprised President Putin of Russia did not act on the crisis in Ukraine

UN observes 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

The massacres occurred in 1994

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China issues report on U.S. human rights

China calls the US “the world judge of human rights.”

U.S. bans bags in Boston Marathon for security

Three people were killed in a bombing at the marathon in 2013

U.S. expels Venezuelan envoys in retaliation

The two countries have not had an exchange of ambassadors since July 2010.

Ukraine’s ousted president, Yanukovych, wanted for suspected premeditated murder

The parliament passed a resolution to dismiss Yanukovych from his post

Aljazeera demands release of its journalists detained in Egypt

The journalists were accused of spreading falsehood and having links with the Muslim Brotherhood.