Category: Michael Woldemariam

As Ethiopia’s ‘Zone 9′ bloggers get popular, they get charged with terror

July 21st, 2014 in 2014, Christian Science Monitor, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Ethiopia has charged 10 reform-minded bloggers and journalists with terrorism offenses – marking the latest in a long line of repressive acts against civil society by a key US partner in the Horn of Africa…

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“I think quiet, behind-the-scenes diplomacy is the most likely way forward in ensuring the outcome of the trial is not particularly egregious.”

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On Terror’s New Front Line, Mistrust Blunts U.S. Strategy

February 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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The shooting clattered on for 30 minutes, residents of this dusty town say, and when it ended, four militants holding a German engineer hostage were dead…

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“Military and police heavy-handedness in the north is core to the story of Boko Haram’s emergence. You can’t discount the effects of the state’s brutality in the north.”

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Eritrean Mutiny Signals Growing Military Discontent With Isaias

January 25th, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A day-long mutiny by Eritrean soldiers this week signals growing discontent with President Isaias Afwerki’s two-decade grip on power and economic hardship, said analysts including Dan Connell at Simmons College…

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U.S. Ties Libya Attack to ‘Powder Keg’ in Mali

September 27th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Mali has become an incubator for terrorist activity that demands urgent international attention, world leaders said Wednesday, as the U.S. drew its most explicit link between al Qaeda havens in such places and the recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya…

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Ethiopian Succession Battle May Test Stability of Key U.S. Ally

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle that could test the stability of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and a key ally in the U.S.’s war against al-Qaeda…

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South Sudan Proposes Arbitration as Border Talks Falter

June 12th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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South Sudan wants its border dispute with Sudan referred to the international court of arbitration in The Hague after African Union-mediated talks failed to reach a deal last week, South Sudan’s government said Tuesday…

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East Africa: The Bad News Over Badme – Why Ethiopia Won’t Back Down On Eritrean Border

May 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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For several years, combat along the tense Eritrean-Ethiopian frontier has been entirely rhetorical…

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Uganda May Intervene If Sudan Invades South Sudan

April 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Dow Jones Newswires, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Uganda has threatened to intervene if Sudan invades South Sudan, the head of Uganda’s army said, as a conflict over an oil-rich border area threatens to escalate into a wider regional war…

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Sudan Urges Overthrow Of South

April 17th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Sudan’s Parliament passed a resolution on Monday calling for the overthrow of the government of South Sudan, moving the two countries nearer to war…

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Mali crisis: Four African presidents abort mission to visit capital

March 29th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Woldemariam, Newsmakers, Washington Post 0 comments

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A plane carrying four African presidents headed for the Mali capital of Bamoko for crisis talks has turned around without landing, the Associated Press reports…

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