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Ethiopia accused of jamming Eritrea’s broadcast signals

Written By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

January 13, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia is blocking satellite transmissions from Eritrea, the government in Asmara accuses its larger neighbor, this week. The Eritrean Ministry of information in a statement Thursday warned to take legal action. It further said Addis Ababa has been warned by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization over the illegal acts. Read more →

US military to probe ‘marine abuse video’

Written by Al Jazeera

Hamid Karzai’s government “disturbed” by footage appearing to show US soldiers in Afghanistan urinating on dead bodies. Read more →

Ethiopia’s ‘grand dam’ rouses citizens, dismays critics

Written By William Davison,

In April, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced plans to build Africa’s largest hydropower plant along the Blue Nile river. The project is popular, but lack of transparency is a concern.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In the western fringe of Ethiopia on the banks of the Blue Nile river, the nation’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi thundered that the country would overcome all obstacles to complete Africa‘s largest hydropower plant.”No matter how poor we are, in the Ethiopian traditions of resolve, the Ethiopian people will pay any sacrifice,” he said. “I have no doubt they will, with one voice, say: ‘Build the Dam!’” Read more →

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