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Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Week in Review

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'Free prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia' Action Center

Professor Yacob Hailemariam’s LETTER FROM KALITY JAIL, addressed to the people of Ethiopia and the federal judges overseeing the case.

Gunmen attack Somali police stations

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Gunmen attacked a Somali police station Sunday, sparking an hourlong battle that killed two people just hours after two other stations were hit with machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades, witnesses said.

The increased violence in Mogadishu is boosting fears that the Somali government's tenuous grip on power isn't enough to safeguard this notoriously violent city.

"The gunmen ran away after reinforcements arrived to help the police," said Ifah Ahmed Ali, who witnessed the attack Sunday in northern Mogadishu. Late Saturday, gunmen attacked two police stations, wounding five people.(More...)

The Week in Review

  • Monday - January 22, 2007

  • [Assassins attack commander of Ethiopian troops in central Somalia] - [Witnesses: Ethiopian Troops Kill civilians ] - [Key Somali Islamist surrenders in Kenya] - [Kinijit LA: EPRDF’s Attempt to Disseminate It’s Propaganda Failed Miserably] - [Ethiopia's foreign minister meets Somali president in Mogadishu] - [Stand up comedy in Ethiopia]

  • Wednesday - January 24, 2007

  • [U.S. launches new air strike on Somalia] - [Defections continue as political dissent remains a crime in Ethiopia] - [Mortars hit Somalia's international airport] - [Ethiopia to stay in Somalia until AU force arrives, says Meles] - [U.S. ambassador, top Somali Islamist meet] - [Israel health ministry: Ethiopian blood donation will no longer be discarded]- [Kapuscinski writer of "The Emperor" ( a book that critics the last days of Emperor Haile Selassie) dies in Warsaw]

  • Thursday - January 25, 2007

  • [Somalia government to negotiate with Islamists] - [A Neo-Liberal Straw-man Binds This Book] - [African leaders to restate support to 2010 World Cup] - [Saving Ethiopia's Forest — And Its Women]

  • Friday - January 26, 2007

  • [Reuters: New wave of violence shakes Mogadishu as the bloodshed continues unabated] - [ICG: Somalia - The Tough Part Is Ahead] - [South Africa says no troops for Somalia] - [Ethiopian Supermodel Raises Money for African Village Women]